Today at D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced an extraordinary line-up of brand new attractions and experiences coming to its parks and resorts around the world as it continues to revolutionize the guest experience, starting from before guests even arrive for a Disney vacation to the many memories that last a lifetime.
Time to trade in that T-shirt and flip flops for your finest clothes and head to Walt Disney World this weekend! That's because Dapper Day will be celebrated on Saturday, April 29, at the Magic Kingdom and on Sunday, April 30, at Epcot.
On Friday, August 19, PhotoPass teams at both the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will celebrate the art and fun of photography at Disney Parks through the first-ever #DisneyPhotoPassDay, a one-day celebration that will feature exciting offerings and experiences for guests.
The Main Street Electrical Parade, Magic Kingdom's long-running nighttime parade, will officially end its historic run at Walt Disney World Resort on October 9 and then head to Disneyland Resort for a limited-time encore engagement.
Disney Parks will welcome its first princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures. Princess Elena of Avalor will be appearing at Walt Disney World Resort this summer and at Disneyland Resort in the fall, following her television debut in a new animated series this summer on Disney Channel.
The Disney Princesses at Walt Disney World Resort will welcome Elena in August at the Magic Kingdom.
Walt Disney World has added metal detectors at the entrances to its theme parks as part of new security measures. Initial reports are that guests will be selected randomly for screening with these detectors.
The parks have also added special canine units and uniformed security guards to patrol the property. Similar measures are expected to be put in place at Disneyland Resort in California.
Imagine if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct. That's the premise behind Disney Pixar's epic adventure, "The Good Dinosaur," coming to theaters this Thanksgiving.
Beginning October 16, guests visiting Disney Parks will be able to catch a preview of scenes from "The Good Dinosaur" in sneak peeks planned for Disney California Adventure park and Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Guests at Epcot in Walt Disney World can get a sneak peek of "Tomorrowland" starring George Clooney and directed by Brad Bird. This is the story of a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen who embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space.
"Tomorrowland" will be presented with special in-theater effects at the Imagination Pavilion theater at Epcot through May 22.