- Splash Mountain <attraction/Critter Country> closed through Apr 14th.
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant <attraction/Fantasyland> closed for refurbishment reopening date TBA.
It’s Disney Elite's weekly UPdate to ensure your trip to Walt Disney World is that magical vacation you've been dreaming of! We have provided the most up-to-date information for events at all the Parks, as well as any closures or refurbishments to be aware of during your visit.
The 2018 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival kicks runs through Apr 12th, and features a variety of tasting opportunities, adult beverage seminars, cooking demonstrations, celebrity chef appearances and featured artists.
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Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Disney’s Hollywood Studios created Star Wars: Galactic Nights. On May 27, you’ll feel the Force with this Star Wars-themed night that has returned to Hollywood Studios. The out-of-this-world event is held after park hours from 7:00 p.m. until midnight. There will be special photo opportunities, exclusive merchandise, and specialty food and beverages. You can mingle up close and personal with rarely seen characters, as well as some of your favorites such as Chewbacca, BB-8, Kylo Ren, and Darth Vader. And what would a Star Wars night be without the Imperial Stormtroopers? They will be clearing the way for Darth Vader’s arrival, looking for Rebel spies.
Get your space groove on with the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away stage show featuring new saga elements. The Hollywood Tower Hotel will be transformed using projection technology to showcase scenes from across the galaxy. Your favorite film moments, along with special effects, lighting—all accompanied by the amazing Star Wars cinematic score.
Be sure to stop by The Epic Theater to attend a special panel discussion that will take you behind the scenes at the all-new land, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Find out what it’s like to bring the epic Saga to life! You’ll learn all about the design, development and progress as the Imagineers reveal how they’re creating real-life versions of all the iconic things that make Star Wars so spectacular.
Let’s not forget some of our favorites attractions available on that Galactic Night:
And the highlight for the evening will be watching the night sky sparkle with a special Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks display. Tickets are on sale now—$124 per child and $129 per adult (plus tax). As a special treat, intergalactic foodies attending the event may purchase the Galactic Tasting and Viewing Package, featuring Star Wars-inspired food and beverage and reserved seating to a panel providing an inside look of the making of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The Galactic Tasting and Viewing Package is $30 per person, including tax, and can be purchased online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.
Walt Disney World has an exciting, action-packed summer planned! All four parks are gEARed up with new attractions and experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.