There are many exciting opportunities happening at Disney parks around the world, as well as at sea. Today, I have 9 highlights happening in 2019. Read 9 reasons Disney is making 2019 Amazing now. It’s going to be a magical year!
1. 2019 Garden Rocks Concert Series 7 Days A Week
Guests can enjoy the 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival from March 6th through June 3rd. This festival brings additional outdoor kitchens and the Garden Rocks Concert Series. New for 2019, the Garden Rocks Concert Series will be offered 7 days a week! That is a total of 270 concerts during 90 days of the 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
Concerts run nightly during Festival at 5:30, 6:45 and 8pm. They are included with park admission. For a VIP view, consider a Garden Rocks Dining Package (reservations now open). Read the 2019 Garden Rocks Concert Series Line Up now.
2. 2019 Movie Releases
Get ready to pass the popcorn in 2019 with various new releases by Disney and Marvel. These include live action remakes such as Dumbo, Aladdin and The Lion King. Plus, much anticipated Toy Story 4 Summer 2019 and Frozen 2 late 2019. Plus, a couple Disney Channel Original Movies. Read the list and dates of Disney & Marvel 2019 releases.
3. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway At Hollywood Studios
Believe it or not, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be Disney’s first attraction to feature Mickey Mouse himself, for a ride-through attraction. This attraction will feature an all new original song and a brand new cartoon short featuring Minnie & Mickey at a picnic. The engineer behind the ride, is none other than Goofy, putting guests into the movie screen, on an unpredictable journey, with Mickey Mouse and his friends. Disney named the technology for this attraction, 2 1/2-D, (as opposed to 3D), as no 3D glasses are needed. This attraction opens Fall 2019 for guests of Disney World.
4. H2O Glow Nights At Typhoon Lagoon
Experience one of Disney World’s water parks in a new, glowing, light with H2O Glow Nights. Disney H20 Glow Nights, fun glow parties, are returning to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park for 2019. Enjoy from May 30th, running through August 17th. This is a separate ticketed event and an after hours event. This years theming is Toy Story, party with Woody, Buzz and friends.
5. Mickey And Minnie’s Surprise Party At Sea
Disney parks around the world are celebrating Mickey’s 90th, and Disney Cruise Line will as well, on the Disney Fantasy, summer 2019. Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Party at Sea adds more lineup to entertainment options onboard 7-night itineraries. Find an exclusive deck party on Disney Fantasy, an hour long celebration for Mickey Mouse! The event brings new attire for Mickey & Minnie, plus a brand new song – It’s a Good Time. Guests will enjoy Mickey Shaped treats during the party too – Mickey ice cream bars, pretzels and drinks in a Mickey shaped cup. Disney Fantasy is promising more surprises as well for this special event occurring during Summer 2019.
6. Disney Skyliner Transportation System
Bob Chapek (Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences & Consuer Products) has confirmed the Disney Skyliner transportation system will open Fall 2019 for guests. Connecting, Epcot and Hollywood Studios from Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century, Disney’s Art of Animation and upcoming Disney’s Riveria Resort. Each gondola cabin can hold up to 8 Adults. The gondola will be able to accommodate wheelchairs & strollers.
The hub of the Skyline System will be located at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort (where 3 lines intersect), acting as a transfer station with a new restaurant.
7. New Attractions At Pixar Pier
Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure park in Disneyland Resort features 4 distinct neighborhoods: Incredibles Park, Toy Story Boardwalk, Pixar Promenade and Inside Out Headquarters. Inside Out Headquarters will be getting an exciting update in 2019. A new family friendly attraction named Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind will be found on the western end. The concept art is shown above.
Also planned for 2019 is Jessie’s Critter Carousel. This attraction will feature 56 adorable creatures, inspired by “Woody’s Roundup” which was a TV show featured in Toy Story 2. See the concept art by Disney above.
8. Disneyland Paris 2019 Line Up
Disneyland Paris has an exciting confirmed line up for 2019. Learn 5 experiences, some new and some returning favorites.
5 Confirmed Events For Disneyland Paris 2019:
- Enchanted Christmas (November 10, 2018 – January 6, 2019) Visit Town Square to see a giant Christmas Tree and daily snowfall on Main St USA.
- Pirates and Princesses Festival (January 19 – March 17, 2019) A returning favorite.
- Legends of the Force: A Celebration of Star Wars (January 12 – March 17, 2019) See Chewbacca and more, make your pledge and more.
- Festival of the Lion King (July – September 2019) Makes its seasonal return.
- Marvel Super Heroes (2019) Will take over Walt Disney Studios Park in shows & experiences. New for 2019 is Groot, returning are Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America and more of your favorite Avengers.
9. Star War’s: Galaxy’s Edge
Perhaps the most exciting event of 2019, happening on both coasts in 2019, is the opening of Star War’s: Galaxy’s Edge. This new land adds 2 new attractions. One, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, puts guests behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon. Everyone on ship will have a role, with 3 different unique flight crew roles. Secondly, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance puts guests in the midst of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance on a ride-through attraction.
Visit the brand new Cantina, run by Oga Garra, Adults and children alike will enjoy. Be sure to try the Blue Milk. Also notable, for the first time in history Disneyland will sell alcohol in the parks, at Oga’s Cantina.
Guests are on the planet of Batuu in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Roam a street marketplace, with a Toydarian in charge. Shop handcrafted toys such as – The Toydarian Wares. See Characters such as BB-8, Chewbacca and more in this immersive new land.
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