Top Things to Do


With Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party happening right now at Magic Kingdom ® and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party coming in November as well as the Food & Wine Festival going at Epcot® there are a ton of exciting things to see and do right now at Walt Disney World ®. And in 2014 and beyond the excitement will continue with brand new rides and attractions that are sure to bring even more magic to the Orlando theme park. Here are the top new attractions coming to Walt Disney World ®:

In 2014 the new Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom ® will finally be complete with the completion of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. This indoor/outdoor roller coaster will take guests on a ride into the mine “Where a million diamonds shine” and through a rolling countryside past the Dwarfs’ cottage. And just like other rides at Walt Disney World ® this attraction will offer an interactive queue that will feature a variety of activities themed to mining.

Also in the spring of 2014 Disney ® will debut a new daytime-parade, replacing Celebrate A Dream Come True in Magic Kingdom ®. The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will celebrate the new Fantasyland on Main Street U.S.A., with new floats, costumes and a new soundtrack. It will feature Disney ® films such as “The Little Mermaid,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Peter Pan,” “Tangled” and “Brave.”

We haven’t heard much about it in recent months but the “Avatar Land” coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom ® is still scheduled to open in the not-so-near future of 2017. With it will come the area’s main attraction, a 3D movie-based ride where visitors “fly” through scenes from Pandora. The ride has yet to be named but promises to be thrilling!

To go along with the new “Avatar Land” will be an “after-dark spectacular” that is expected to debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom ® in 2017. The show will focus on the Discovery River and the Tree of Life. In addition to the 3D movie ride, Avatar will feature a boat ride that will also open in 2017.

Another exciting new area coming to Walt Disney World ® in the coming years is the “Star Wars Land.” The area around the popular ride Star Tours will expand to include the Star Wars Land. No word yet on any specific new Star Wars-themed attractions the area will include. It’s worth mentioning that although this area is planned it has not yet been confirmed by Disney ®.

Stay tuned for more details about all of the above-mentioned new Disney ® attractions and rides. In the meantime you can explore some of the new elements that are already up and running at all four Disney ® parks with discounted tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.