There's more characters, entertainment, parades, shows and more coming back to Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise. Catch up on all the latest Disney travel news.
On February 11 the new “Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade!” kicks off with nearly 30 Disney and Pixar characters, including Nick and Judy from “Zootopia,” Baloo and King Louie from “The Jungle Book,” José Carioca and Panchito from “The Three Caballeros,” plus Merida, Moana, The Incredibles, and more. It will also include the Magic Kingdom debut of Miguel from “Coco.”
The fan favorite “Festival of Fantasy” parade returns to Magic Kingdom Park starting March 9 – the anniversary of the debut of the parade in 2014. It will have two shows daily.
“Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire” will make its debut on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage February 25. The show has been updated for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary and will incorporate favorite scenes from “Frozen,” “Tangled,” and “The Princess and the Frog” – plus a new opening and a new finale with Mickey Mouse and all his friends in their sparkling, EARidescent fashions. It will happen multiple times a day and will include a new original song entitled “Where the Magic Feels Like Home.”
“Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!” and “Fantasmic!” will return later this year.
Character Sightings added to Disney Genie+
You will now find select Character Sightings as new selections for Lightning Lane entry with the purchase of Disney Genie+:
- See Cinderella and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom Park
- See Princess Tiana and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom Park
- See Mickey at Town Square Theater at Magic Kingdom Park
- See Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney Cruise Line has an all-new Pixar Day at Sea on special sailings of the Disney Fantasy in early 2023.
The day-long celebration features one-of-a-kind experiences on select seven-night voyages. It will bring to life Pixar tales from “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo” and more. Themed dining, character encounters, dance parties and a stage show await families on this fun-filled day at sea that caps off with a deck party of incredible proportions.
A Pixar film festival, exclusive merchandise and photo opportunities will also be available as part of the new celebration. Other details and highlights include:
- From morning until night, you can dance, play and interact with your favorite Pixar pals, including Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Bo Peep from “Toy Story”; Mike, Sulley and Boo from “Monsters, Inc.”; Joy and Sadness from “Inside Out”; Dug and Russell from “Up”; and everyone’s favorite supers – Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone from “The Incredibles.”
- A new nighttime show will call on Disney Cruise Line Guests to help the Incredibles save the day.
- A first-of-its-kind theatrical experience will bring to life the beloved story of Miguel and his family from “Coco” through live music and puppetry.
- Families will be able to join their favorite characters for a dance party bash.
- A new, interactive character dining experience hosted by Sheriff Woody, Jesse and Bullseye will kick-off the day with sing-a-longs, cowboy serenades and all the country breakfast fixins.
- A Pixar-themed dinner will have dishes inspired by the Pixar Animation Studios’ California locale.
- Immerse yourself in undersea magic while dining in Animator’s Palate with visits from some of your favorite “Finding Nemo” friends, including interactive conversations with Crush.
EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Will Showcase Blooms, Tunes, Scents and Flavors Beginning March 2
Are you ready for spring? The horticulture and festival teams at Walt Disney World Resort are hard at work preparing for the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.
Disney Character topiaries offer a perfect backdrop for springtime photos with family and friends. A new main entrance display will feature Goofy with a birthday cake celebrating the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary.
Horticulture teams are creating new topiaries of the Seven Dwarfs to accompany Snow White near the Germany pavilion in World Showcase. And returning this year are Lumiere and Cogsworth topiaries in the France pavilion as well as Pumbaa and Timon topiaries near Imagination!
The Health Full Trail presented by AdventHealth offers a fun way for families to play and learn how to stay healthy, and Outdoor Escapes Presented by OFF!® Repellents lets Guests enjoy a moment of relaxation, while learning how easy it is to create an outdoor escape of their own. Bambi’s Butterfly House enchants you with a kaleidoscope of butterflies showing off their extraordinary beauty and colors.
The Government of Hawaii is considering changes to Hawaii’s Safe Travels Program. Specifically, travelers planning to use their vaccine status to receive an exemption to the State of Hawaii’s mandatory quarantine may be required to be up to date on their COVID-19 booster shots. Please continue to stay updated on the latest travel requirements by visiting the State of Hawaii’s Safe Travels website.
New Post-Cruise COVID-19 Testing Service for Guests Returning Home and New Testing Site in New Orleans
Marvel Day at Sea Returns to Disney Cruise Line in 2023
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