What a week of excitement it has been for Orlando theme parks. Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando both announced opening dates for attractions and shows and the Kennedy Space Center launched SpaceX for the first time! In case you missed it, here’s what happened in Orlando last week:
Pandora & Rivers of Light Opening Dates - It’s been a busy few weeks at Walt Disney World. The Orlando theme park announced two opening dates since the last time we spoke - Pandora: World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will debut May 27, 2017 and the Rivers of Light nighttime show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom debuted on February 17.
Happily Ever After - Not long after the announcement of Pandora and the Rivers of Light, Disney’s Magic Kingdom announced the new nighttime spectacular “Happily Ever After” will be debuting at the park on May 12. The new fireworks show will include Disney characters from such popular Disney films as “Moana,” “Brave,” “Big Hero 6,” “Zootopia,” “The Princess & The Frog” and more. It will replace Wishes Fireworks Spectacular.
Walt Disney World New Breakfasts - Walt Disney World guests can now fuel up for the day with new breakfast offerings throughout Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Casey’s Corner, Plaza Ice Cream Parlor and Sleepy Hollow are all offering sweet and savory breakfast items like croissant donuts; Mickey waffles; donut sundaes; egg, ham and tomato waffles and more.
TapuTapu Wearable - Universal Orlando also made a huge announcement recently. The park’s newest water theme park, Volcano Bay will open to the public on May 25, 2017, and with the opening will come the new technology the TapuTapu Wearable. The wristband will allow guests to virtually hold their place in line while exploring the rest of the park. When it’s your time to ride, the TapuTpau will let you know when to head over to the attraction.
Kennedy Space Center Launch - Last Saturday, Kennedy Space Center launched the SpaceX from the Center’s LC-39A for the first time. The Falcon 9 rocket launched the Dragon spacecraft on a resupply mission to the International Space Station.