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Opening Date Announced for Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney has announced Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will open March 31, 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will welcome you inside the world of Pixar’s Cars films, bringing you face to face with racing legend Lightning McQueen. You’ll be part of the next generation of rookie racers, and you’ll learn the rules of the road from Lightning’s years of experience. This will be the untold story of Lightning McQueen – as told by Lightning McQueen!

Stay tuned for more details!

Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine Now at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine has officially begun at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This special dining event is hosted by Minnie Mouse and her pals including Mickey, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy too!  Join the gang for a fabulous dinner party celebrating the glitz and glamour of Hollywood!

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Minnie’s Seasonal Dining events cost $52 per adult and $31 per child, plus tax and gratuity. Some dining plans accepted.

Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine  is available for lunch or dinner through March 10, 2019.  You can book your reservations for Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine here.

Attraction Line-up Revealed for Disney After Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios & Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Earlier this month, Disney announced Disney After Hours would be expanding to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and today the attraction line-up was revealed for these events.

In case you aren’t familiar, Disney After Hours are hard ticket events where guests can experience the theme park for three hours after regular park hours, which means little-to-no wait for attractions, experiences and character greetings! Guests can even enter the park as early as 7 p.m. on the event night – before Disney After Hours begins. Ice cream, popcorn and select beverages are also included in your Disney After Hours admission, which is a separately priced ticket from daytime park admission.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios guests can enjoy little-to-no-wait times at*:

  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorTM
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Character Greetings with Toy Story Land Pals, Mickey, Minnie and Olaf

*All attractions and entertainment are subject to change without notice.

Event nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be: Dec. 8, 15 and 22, 2018; and Jan. 5, 12 and 19, 2019; Feb. 2, 9 and 16, 2019; March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2019; and April 6 and 13, 2019

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests can enjoy little-to-no-wait times at*:

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Na’vi River Journey
  • Pandora Drummers – Swotu Wayä
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • Rivers of Light
  • Tree of Life Awakenings
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  • TriceraTop Spin
  • And more!

*All attractions and entertainment are subject to change without notice.

Dates at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are: Dec. 4, 12 and 18, 2018; and Jan. 8, 16, 22 and 31, 2019; and Feb. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 26, 2019; and March 5, 20 and 27, 2019; and April 3, 2019.

Tickets for Disney After Hours events at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom can be purchased by calling 407-939-7795 or visit any Walt Disney World ticket window.

All Disney After Hours event tickets cost $125 + tax for advance purchase and $129 + tax for day-of purchases. Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders do receive a discounted price $95 + tax.

Friendship Boat Service to Epcot Suspended November to December 2018

Friendship Boat Service  to Epcot’s International Gateway will be temporarily unavailable from November 28 through early December 2018. During this time, resort guests will be able to use bus service to the front entrance of the park or use the walkway to International Gateway to access Epcot.

The suspended service is due to construction taking place near International Gateway as work continues on the Disney Skyliner gondola system.

During the work, Friendship Boats will still be available from the Epcot area hotels to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

New Details on Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Over the summer, Disney announced a brand new show is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios next year featuring your favorite  Disney•Pixar’s “Cars” characters. Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will be a  high-octane first-of-its-kind experience that’ll put you right in the middle of the world of Disney•Pixar’s “Cars.”

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Disney recently shared some new details about this experience which will debut next spring.  Taking on the role of rookie racer, you’ll cruise into the theater and find yourself face-to-face with Lightning McQueen, appearing live on stage. McQueen and the entire audience are enveloped by a giant, wraparound screen that is nearly two stories tall and stretches more than 200 feet from end to end, pulling everyone into the action! The racing legend is excited to showcase what he’s learned over the years. Of course, as Lightning McQueen has discovered throughout his career, things don’t always go according to plan, and he has to think fast to get back on course. Friends like Tow Mater, Cruz Ramirez and Lightning’s pals from Radiator Springs chime in with their support, as Lightning gears up for the challenge.

Stay tuned for more details!