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Summer 2024 at Walt Disney World

Late May 2024 – Early September 2024


The Walt Disney World Resort celebrates the summer in fun ways each and every summer at the four Walt Disney World theme parks, as well as at the water parks.

Across its four theme parks and diverse shopping and dining offerings, Guests will find unforgettable experiences to share with family and friends, making every moment at Walt Disney World as magical as it can be.

Here is how the park celebrated the summer of 2024.

 Magic Kingdom EPCOT Disney’s Hollywood Studios Disney’s Animal Kingdom Disney Springs Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Magic Kingdom

Debuting June 28, 2024 is Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in Frontierland. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will be a flume ride that take guests on a musical adventure inspired by the beloved story and characters from the fan-favorite film. Picking up where the film left off, Guests will join Princess Tiana, Naveen and alligator Louis through the bayou. They are getting ready to prepare to host a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration. Along the way, guests will encounter familiar faces, make new friends and travel through the bayou. The attraction will follow the same path as Splash Mountain did before and will include several drops, including a thrilling five-story plunge that is visible from the front of the attraction. The attraction will incorporate AudioAnamatronics, elaborately themed sets, and unforgettable music from The Princess and the Frog, plus new original music inspired by songs from the film.


Summer at Walt Disney World

This summer at EPCOT, we are definitely going to be talking about Bruno! Beginning June 10 a new summer sing-along will take place at EPCOT featuring the songs and story of “Encanto.” This new limited-time show called “¡Celebración Encanto!” will take place several times throughout the day. During the show, Guests can sing along with some of their favorite songs from the film alongside Mirabel and Bruno on the newly opened CommuniCore Plaza stage. This show will only take place through September 6,

In addition, the last walls at EPCOT are going to be coming down soon beginning June 10!

Also in this area, Guests will be able to hug favorite characters with the new character greeting location, Mickey & Friends.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Joy, the star of Inside Out 2, will be meeting Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Joy will begin meeting Guests in Pixar Plaza beginning June 10.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

This summer, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the park will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the animated version of The Lion King. This celebration will take place from Jun 10 through September 6. There will be new merchandise that Guests will be able to pick up, including a new clothing line that’s inspired by the film. Also, you’ll be able to pick up a Pumbaa popcorn bucket! And there will definitely be more treats introduced for this celebration. If you want to meet some of your favorite characters, head on over to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Guests will find Rafiki and Timon! And, while you’re at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, you’ll be able to learn how to draw characters from the film at the Animation Experience.

Disney Springs


A drone show will be returning once again to Disney Springs to celebrate the summer! The new show will be called “Disney Dreams That Soar.” This show will be a perk for visitors and it will showcase Disney stories that celebrate the joy of flight. State-of-the-art drones will be choreographed across the skies of Disney Springs and they will be paired with a new musical score, as well as memorable movie quotes.

Here’s what the former drone show looked like back in 2016.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Summer at Walt Disney World

With Disney H20 Glow After Hours, “Toy Story” pals are throwing glow parties at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.  Disney H20 Glow Nights will take place on select summer evenings from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. The event will feature special lighting effects that will transform the park. Guests are invited to dance on the beach, play party games, and meet up with Buzz, Woody and Jessie, plus, all the water park attractions will be open for Guests. This is a hard-ticket event that will cost $75-85 for adults and $60-70 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax).

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