Are you sitting down!? I just learned about SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS that are happening here at Disney. As you have heard, I’m here at the Social Media Moms Conference. Our first speaker was George Kalogridis — President of Walt Disney World Resorts. I tried to type as fast as I could to get you all the information he presented… but there was SO MUCH!
OK – are you ready?! So many amazing things in the works….
What’s New At Disney: Monsters University – Summer 2013
In honor of the new Monsters University movie releasing this summer, Disney has placed a Monster-rail in action. Look out for Mike, Sully and the rest of the cast peeking out of every window on the tram. So FUN!
- A Monster University re-themed Meet and Greet at Hollywood Studios
- The Laugh Floor at Magic Kingdom has some new bits. That’s right people. New jokes!!
What’s New At Disney: May 24th — 24 hour of Fun
3 parks will be open all day and night on May 24th. Parks open the doors at 6AM and will remain open for 24 full hours. So much fun! Wonder if they will break a record? The parks participating are:
- Magic Kingdom
- Disneyland Park
- Disneyand Adventure
What’s New At Disney: Festival of Fantasy – New Parade in 2014
Can you believe it?! So exciting – a new parade! Look out for floats from: “The Little Mermaid,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Dumbo,” “Pinocchio,”“Peter Pan,” “Tangled” and the Disney/Pixar film “Brave” among others.
What’s New At Disney: Downtown Disney Will Become Disney Springs
I love Downtown Disney because whenever the family needs a little downtime we head out for some shopping and eating. Well, great news because Downtown Disney is going to double in size and will be renamed Disney Springs. Plans include a mix of Disney favorites, boutique shops, and well-known branded flagship stores.
What’s New At Disney: A Pirate’s Adventure (Summer 2013) In Adventureland
This is just so much fun. Coming out in a few months, head on over to Adventureland and grab your Pirate Map and magic talisman. Then go on this interactive quest with Captain Jack (and your kids).
What’s New At Disney: My Disney Experience – Free Mobile App
- (iphone/ ipad/ android)
- New Interactive map
- Find Characters
- Browse Menu
- Share plans with family / friends
- Make reservations
(photo credit – MiceChat)
What’s New At Disney: Fast Pass Plus
- DOUBLE number of experiences guests can enjoy
- Will now include character meet and greets / parades / attractions and shows
- Can do this BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME
What’s New At Disney: MagicBAND
Serve as a single device to connect you to any plans you made on My Disney Experience
- Room Key
- Virtual Park Ticket
- Optional Payment System
- Customizable to each desk
What’s New At Disney: Characters in Flight
400 feet above Downtown Disney – AHHHHHHHH. Book in advance – do yourself a favor.
I think I got it all – PHEW. I need a nap. More information to come. It’s not even 10AM and I’ve already learned so much. Can’t wait to see what else Social Media Moms has in store for our group.