• On Nov 16, 2017
    Diane from OH Asked

    We are SO excited to be coming back to WDW in Feb 2018. Its been 4 yrs since there :could you please let me know what is NEW in each park in past 4 yrs. Kids are DD 14, DD 12, DS 10. Staying in Polynesian resort. Rides, attractions, events and FUN. Thank U

    Hi Diane,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am SO excited for you! A lot has happened in the last four years. I will try to capture the highlights!

    The biggest recent news has been the opening of expeditions to Pandora at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. One of the must-do's on your expedition is Avatar Flight of Passage. Definitely get a Fast Pass+ for it. Our girls, who are now 11-years old, LOVED it. Also, on Pandora, you will want to ride Na'vi River Journey and eat lunch at Satu'li Canteen. Be sure to try mobile ordering.

    At Disney's Hollywood Studios, you have to try all things Star Wars, especially visiting with your favorite characters at Star Wars Launch Bay. On our last visit, our girls had a classic stare-down contest with Kylo Ren which ended with him saying "Your indecision is unnecessary." Star Tours - The Adventures Continue has also been updated as has Jedi Training - Trials of the Temple. Toy Story Mania! has opened a new track to improve wait times but I still suggest using a Fast Pass+ selection for it. 

    At Epcot, all things Frozen are a must-do. Take a tour of beautiful Arendelle on Frozen Ever After and visit with Queen Elsa and Princess Anna at Royal Sommerhus. After spending some quality time in Arendelle, take a ride on RELAUNCHED! Mission: SPACE. Also, take flight on Soarin'! The new flight path is AMAZING.

    Begin the day at Magic Kingdom with the Let the Magic Begin show and end the day with the new fireworks and projections show, Happily Ever After. Depending on exactly when your last visit was, you might need to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. And smile for the camera. This one has a PhotoPass video that comes with Memory Maker. Heigh-Ho!

    Diane, last but certainly not least, stop by Sprinkles to grab a cupcake at Disney Springs!

    Magic, Memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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