Here is 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.
Still don't know where to have your Thanksgiving meal while visiting the Parks this November 23rd? Disney has you covered and you can even order your food using your My Disney Experience mobile app to avoid the line for quick service meals. It will be ready when you get there! If you're in Magic Kingdom, head over to Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe for turkey and all the fixin's. In Animal Kingdom, have some wood-grilled roasted turkey breast at the Satu'li Canteen. If you prefer a more formal dining atmosphere, call or use your mobile app to make your reservations for one of these Disney restaurants:
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot's World Showcase - serving lunch and dinner
Biergarten Restaurant in Epcot's German Pavilion - serving lunch and dinner.
Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' in Disney Springs - serving lunch and dinner
Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort - serving dinner
Coral Reef Restaurant in Epcot's Future World - serving lunch and dinner
Jiko-The Cooking Place in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - serving dinner
La Cellier Steakhouse in Epcot's World Showcase - serving lunch and dinner
Olivia's Cafe in Disney's Old Key West Resort - serving lunch and dinner
Whispering Canyon Cafe in Disney's Wilderness Lodge - serving lunch and dinner
And don't forget it's time to plan for your New Year's Eve celebration! What better way to bring in 2018 than with some Disney magic? Dance the night away in Magic Kingdom's Frontierland and then catch the Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks show. Or dance your way around the world at Epcot where DJs will be spinning some tunes on both the Future World Sound Stage and the American Garden Stage. But if you want to be Center Stage, the dance on over to Hollywood Studios. Their DJs will be playing your favorite dance tunes, followed by a special performance of Jingle Bell, Jingle Jam. Check back soon with Disney Elite for more details on Disney's New Year's Eve Parties!
If you want additional help planning your vacation, visit the My Disney Experience website to create your dream vacation with a day-to-day planning guide. Don't forget to download the free mobile app to use on the go while at the parks. Use this Magical app to check the wait-times for all the attractions, make dining reservations, get your Fast Passes, and more! There is an interactive map to help guide you through the Parks. Please remember to visit Walt Disney World's website for the latest updates as your vacation approaches. Share your vacation plans with us or ask questions you may have on our discussion boards here at Disney Elite!
Candlelight Processional: Nov. 24 - Dec. 30
Laurie Hernandez: Nov 24-26
Matt Bomer: Nov 27-28
Ana Gastayer: Nov 29-30
Whoopi Goldberg: Dec 1-3
Pat Sajak: Dec 4-5
Jodi Benson: Dec 6-8
Kurt Russell: Dec 9-11
Warwick Davis: Dec 12-14
Trace Adkins: Dec 15-17
Neil Patrick Harris: Dec 18-21
CCH Pounder: Dec 22-24
Jaci Velasquez: Dec 25-27
Chandra Wilson: Dec 28-30
Disney Princess Half-Marathon Weekend: Feb 23-25, 2018
International Flower & Garden Festival: Feb 28 - May 28, 2018
International Festival of the Holidays: Nov 19 - Dec 30, 2017
International Festival of the Arts: Jan 12 - Feb 19, 2018
Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package: Jan 12 - Feb 19, 2018
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall - Norway
Biergarten Restaurant - Germany
Coral Reef Restaurant - The Living Seas Pavilion
The Garden Grill Restaurant - The Land Pavilion
Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room - United Kingdom
Black Friday Weekend - Nov 24-26, 2017
Cirque du Soleil - La Nouba - Final show on December 31, 2017
Disney-Pixar's Coco Family Celebration - Oct 27 - Nov 26
Holidays at Disney Springs - Nov 2017
Mother's Day Weekend - Late-April 2018 to Mid-May 2018
Father's Day Weekend - June 2018
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
AdvoCare Invitational will be held Thanksgiving week where you can watch the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. This week long event will feature some of the top teams from all over the country.
Spring Training 2018 for the Atlanta Braves! The dates to watch the Braves will be announced soon, so check back for more information regarding their schedule.
Closures and Refurbishments
Kali River Rapids - Jan 7 - Feb 4, 2018
Finding Nemo: The Musical - Feb 8 - 18, 2018
Entire park - Oct 22, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018
DisneyQuest – Now Permanently Closed
Hall of Presidents - through late 2017
Liberty Square Riverboat - Jan 8 - Jun 28, 2018
Splash Mountain - January - February, 2018
Stitch's Great Escape - Closed until Dec 22, 2017
Cinderella's Royal Table - Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2018
Entire park - Jan 7 - Mar 18, 2018
Epcot Seas Adventures-Dolphins in Depth - Closed for refurbishment
Art of Animation – Ongoing day-time construction of Disney Skyliner
Caribbean Beach – Old Port Royale Redesign through Fall 2018; Disney Skyliner day-time construction
Coronado Springs – Room Refurbishments through early 2018
Grand Floridian - Beach Pool and Beaches Pool Bar closed for refurbishment Nov 20, 2017 to February 2, 2018
Old Key West – Resort-wide Refreshment through 2019; Room refurbishments through Summer 2018
Pop Century – Room Refurbishments through Summer 2018; Disney Skyliner day-time construction.
Swan & Dolphin – Multi-Phase Overhaul through late 2017
Wilderness Lodge - Cub's Den Children's Activity Center permanently closed.
Yacht Club – Room Refurbishments & Captain's Grille Overhaul through late 2017; Ale & Compass Lounge - closed for refurbishment.