Today I thought I would have a chill day in my flat and just do some blogging about my upcoming Disneyland Paris trip (62 days to go!) but then I decided to check social media and realised there was SO MUCH cool stuff happening over at Disney World that I just had to blog about that instead. So Disneyland Paris hype is on hold for a little while and instead here’s a bit more info on the new things happening at Walt Disney World over in Orlando, Florida.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 meet and greet
If you haven’t watched the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie yet I can assure you, you are missing out on an epic film. This movie is hilarious and gripping and emotional in a way I didn’t expect. And now you can meet two of my favourite characters from the film over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Located inside the One Mans Dream attraction is the meet and greet for Star-Lord and baby Groot which is currently running from park open through to park close every day. I would definitely recommend checking this out if you’re in the parks anytime soon, because there is no way of knowing just how long Disney are going to keep these characters around for! Plus baby Groot may just be the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen.
Pandora: World of Avatar
Whilst not technically open until later this month, there have been a few previews of the new land at Animal Kingdom recently which have really upped the hype around it. We have been waiting years (literally years, development began in 2011 for this land!) for Disney to open the gates to Pandora and I was sceptical at first that nobody would really be interested in the new area, now that Avatar is no longer seen as the cutting edge movie it originally was. But Disney have not disappointed, with beautiful scenery and the most advanced animatronic ever in their Na’vi River Journey attraction, Pandora looks set to have a spectacular opening. Inside Pandora will be two new attractions, a full service restaurant, stores and quick service stands to offer an immersive trip into the world of Avatar, and I can’t wait to see it finally open its gates!
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
You still have all month to enjoy the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World which will end on May 30th. So go check out the incredible topiaries, delicious food and drink and fabulous entertainment offered all around the park. If you’re venturing over there to check it all out I would definitely recommend making your way to the American Gardens Theater to see who is playing in the Garden Rocks Concert Series which includes bands like Berlin and Plain White Ts. Disney are also offering a few new tours around some areas of the parks, over in the UK pavilion you can check out the Royal Tea Garden Tour which will take you around the English Tea Gardens with one of Disney’s Cultural Representatives from the UK. Or if tea isn’t your thing, maybe head to one of the Outdoor Kitchen food stands located all around the World Showcase and check out some of the delicacies served there. A guest favourite is the violet lemonade served at Pineapple Promenade right next to the Canada pavilion as you enter World Showcase.
Wishes Nighttime Spectacular/ Happily Ever After
There are only six days left to check out Wishes Nighttime Spectacular over at Magic Kingdom! This has to be my all time favourite fireworks show, so if you are over in Florida right now, definitely go check this out before it gives its last kiss goodnight over Cinderella Castle. As Wishes leaves on May 11th, we will have the brand new fireworks show; Happily Ever After, starting on May 12th. With a whole new soundtrack, fireworks, lasers, projection mapping and more, it looks set to be the ‘awe-inspiring show’ Disney are suggesting. Previews have been happening over the last couple of days and it really is not long to wait now, so watch this space!
I hope some of you guys enjoy experiencing all of these cool things over in Florida, let me know if you do and what you thought of them! What are you guys most excited about at Walt Disney World right now? Tell me in the comments below!
Have a magical day guys!