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Avengers and Other Super Heroes to Assemble at Disney Parks Around the World

Today, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products shared a sneak peek at the highly anticipated new areas coming to Disneyland Resort in California, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland, inviting guests to become part of a bigger universe filled with epic adventures.

Developed in partnership with Marvel Studios and Marvel Themed Entertainment, these three new areas will champion the next generation of Super Heroes, representing just one of the ways Disney continues to bring immersive worlds to life for guests around the globe.

“With the incredible popularity of Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland and Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disneyland Resort, we know our guests love experiencing epic action and adventure alongside the Avengers and their heroic friends,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products. “We are excited to take the next step by immersing our guests in this ever-expanding universe – and this is only the beginning!”

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 At Disneyland Resort, the new themed land will be anchored by the popular Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure park, which has become the highest-rated attraction at Disneyland Resort since its 2017 opening. The Guardians of the Galaxy will be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers in what will become a completely immersive Super Hero universe. This expanded presence will begin recruiting guests in 2020, furthering the evolution of Disney California Adventure park.

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As part of the transformative multi-year expansion announced for Disneyland Paris, the new Marvel-themed area at Walt Disney Studios Park will include a reimagined attraction where riders will team up with Iron Man and their favorite Avengers on a hyper-kinetic adventure in 2020. That same year, Disney’s Hotel New York® will be reimagined to become Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, the first Disney hotel to showcase the inspiring world of the Avengers, Spider-Man and more. All of this will follow an epic experience launching this summer, when Disneyland Paris hosts Marvel Summer of Super Heroes from June 10 to September 30. Favorite heroes will take the stage for a brand new, live-action production featuring cutting-edge special effects and spectacular projections.

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Multi-year expansion plans are also underway at Hong Kong Disneyland, including a new Marvel-themed area that will include an exciting attraction where guests team up with Ant-Man and The Wasp to fight Arnim Zola and his army of Hydra swarm bots. This new attraction will join the Iron Man Experience, which opened in 2017 and is already the most popular attraction at the resort. The expansion at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will bring a new attraction or entertainment offering almost every year through 2023.

With so much underway, Disney parks all over the world continue to elevate the guest experience with one-of-a-kind attractions, lands, entertainment and lodging. For more information, please visit http://aboutdisneyparks.com. Marvel characters: © 2018 MARVEL

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Closed Tomorrow March 21 Due to Low Temps

Disney’s Blizzard Beach will be closed Wednesday, March 21 due to low temperatures in the area.  The water park is expected to reopen on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park will remain open to guests during this time.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.

New Orange Bird Merchandise at Walt Disney World Resort

Orange Bird merchandise is popping up all over Walt Disney World Resort right now.  Here’s a peek at some of these items which are available at locations at Disney Springs and Epcot.

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Guests can pick up this Orange Bird plush in Mouse Gear at Epcot and the hat at various locations across the Walt Disney World Resort.

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The Dress Shop at the Marketplace Co-Op is now carrying everything Orange Bird fans need to make a whole outfit inspired by this cheery little bird. A second vintage Orange Bird dress style recently launched, and the shop is full of different accessories that complete the outfit, including earrings, a necklace, bracelet and cross-body purse.

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Guests visiting the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival this year will also find several products featuring Orange Bird, including a new t-shirt, pin, tote bag and much more. Annual Passholders also may purchase an exclusive Orange Bird mug. Head to Port of Entry at Epcot near the entrance to World Showcase for the best selection.

Tickets Now On Sale for Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon

Guests can start making plans to join some of their favorite “Toy Story” characters during Disney H2O Glow Nights, the splashy new, nighttime pool party coming to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park this summer.

Tickets are on sale now for this after-dark event, which is part of an Incredible Summer coming to Walt Disney World Resort. Tickets are $55 plus tax for guests ages 10 and up, and $50 plus tax for children ages 3-9.

On Thursday and Saturday evenings, from June 21 to August 11, Rex and his “Toy Story” pals will transform Typhoon Lagoon like never before by throwing a glow party in the surf pool and throughout the park. Rex, a.k.a. Partysaurus Rex, will serve as host and invite guests of all ages to join the festivities. All attractions will be open for guest enjoyment and, as part of the fun, there will be special food and beverage offerings, “Toy Story” character greetings, a DJ dance party on the beach and more. Disney H2O Glow Nights also will feature The Wharf, a unique, adults-only area with a private bar, entertainment and additional seating. To purchase tickets and learn more about Disney H2O Glow Nights, call (407) 939-1872.

Disney H2O Glow Nights is one of many new and exciting experiences coming to Walt Disney World Resort as part of an Incredible Summer that will include:

  • The 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom including UP! A Great Bird Adventure beginning April 22 and Donald’s Dino-Bash! starting Memorial Day Weekend
  • The Incredible Tomorrowland Expo at Magic Kingdom Park featuring characters from “The Incredibles,” beginning May 25
  • The Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live! concert series at Epcot, beginning June 9
  • The launch of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on June 30

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is a 60-acre themed water park – inspired by the legend of a typhoon, earthquake and volcanic eruption. As the story goes, those events combined to create an inland sea with break waves (Typhoon Lagoon) and a towering watershed mountain (Mt. Mayday) with a stranded shrimp boat (the Miss Tilly) on top.

The park offers water activities for all ages, including signature attractions such as the water-coaster Crush ‘n’ Gusher; the water playground, Ketchakiddee Creek; and the popular Castaway Creek, a meandering lazy river.

Dates Announced for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom; Tickets On Sale Now

Disney has announced 2018 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party  dates at Magic Kingdom and tickets are on sale now!

Party dates will take place on 22 select nights from November 8 – December 21, 2018.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dates

  • November 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30
  • December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21

Returning favorites for the holidays include Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade; “Holiday Wishes,” fireworks spectacular; “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” featuring Queen Elsa using her incredible powers to present a gift to everyone in the kingdom—transforming Cinderella Castle into a sparkling, icy centerpiece for the celebration; and the jubilant show, “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration.”*

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets start at $95 in advance or $105 at the gate, if available.

Guests can purchase special event tickets by calling 407-939-1872.