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Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World Resort

June 27, 2016


New Excitement Awakens This Summer

Awaken Summer throughout the entire Walt Disney World® Resort and discover new and immersive experiences that will bring you to worlds that, up until now, you could only imagine.

Must-Do’s in All Four Theme Parks…and Beyond!
Be there as the magic of nature comes alive both day and night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Feel the Force as it’s unleashed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Sail through a world of Frozen fun at Epcot®. And have a music- and magic-filled time at Magic Kingdom® Park.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there. It continues through Disney Springs™ where you can enjoy an eclectic mix of unique boutiques, one-of-a-kind eateries and jaw-dropping entertainment. You’ll even be able to participate in The Frozen Games at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.

Prepare to Discover a Summer Unlike Any Other!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

  • disneys-animal-kingdom-awaken-tree-of-lifeThe Jungle Book: Alive With Magic – Celebrate the wild adventures of Mowgli during The Jungle Book: Alive With Magic – the first-ever nighttime show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Unforgettable moments from the film will come alive through a magical performance of water, light and sounds all narrated by Bagheera.
  • Tree of Life® Awakenings – The Tree of Life swirls with dramatic color throughout the evening as artistic projections tell stories of love, adventure, humor and culture.
  • Discovery Island Carnivale – When this nighttime dance party hits the streets, you’ll get to revel in the splendor of all living things alongside stilt walkers, musicians and more.
  • Harambe Wildlife Parti – You’ll be able to join singers, dancers, acrobats and musicians for a wild and wonderful street festival that kicks off when the sun sets.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

  • Star Wars Awakens at Disney's Hollywood StudiosStar Wars Launch Bay – It’s the place to go for popular character encounters and more.
  • Star Tours® – The Adventures Continue – On this thrilling attraction, you’ll travel to Jakku, an all-new destination from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple – Bring your Younglings to hone their Lightsaber skills in preparation to face the dark side.
  • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular – Look to the skies for this nightly fireworks finale bursting with Star Wars™ music and magic. On June 17, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will make theme park history when it launches the most elaborate nighttime spectacular the park has ever seen with the new “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks show. This new nightly show will combine fireworks and pyrotechnics with video projections that will turn the surrounding buildings into familiar Star Wars destinations. The show will end with a tower of fire and spotlight beams that create massive lightsabers in the sky. Showtimes will appear in the My Disney Experience app as soon as they are available.


  • frozen-attraction-norway-epcotFrozen Ever After – This boating adventure through Arendelle features favorite Frozen characters, songs and a visit to Elsa’s Ice Palace in the cool blue world of the North Mountain.
  • Royal Sommerhus – You’ll have a royally good time as you meet Anna and Elsa in a charming Norwegian culture.
  • Soarin’ Around the World – Soarin’ is about to depart on a brand-new around-the-world adventure! Take a breathtaking journey along the majestic Great Wall of China, glide over the windy peak of Switzerland’s Matterhorn mountain, or sail over Australia’s spectacular Sydney Harbour! Your imagination will take flight in this epic re- imagining of a classic attraction.

Magic Kingdom® Park

  • mickeys-royal-friendship-faireMickey’s Royal Friendship Faire – Music and magic arrive at the castle stage for a new show featuring Mickey Mouse and pals, along with characters from The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, and Frozen.


Disney Springs™

  • Town Center – This new Disney Springs neighborhood will feature unique flagship stores, incredible boutiques and more.

Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida



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