Disney Imagineers are always looking for ways to entice, excite and entertain park Guests. This summer, you’ll want to be sure to add these three new experiences to your must-do list. And while you’re checking out these fun additions, remember to redeem your Disney Rewards Dollars toward snacks and merchandise at the parks!1
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
With a new original story and lovable theme song, this state-of-the-art, ride-through attraction takes Guests on a journey inside the wacky and unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse cartoon short entitled “Perfect Picnic.” “It was the perfect time to introduce a new attraction featuring Mickey and the gang,” says Kevin Rafferty, Executive Creative Director with Walt Disney Imagineering. “We have all this amazing new technology, plus the really fun new series of Mickey cartoons from the Disney Channel Emmy® Award-winning series. We’re basically turning a two-dimensional world into a three-dimension world… Guests will feel as if they’re actually riding through a cartoon world.” The attraction took three and a half years to develop, and as Mickey might say, “Oh boy, it’s swell!”
Limited-Time EPCOT® Forever Fireworks Spectacular
As the EPCOT® Forever fireworks spectacular lights the sky nightly over World Showcase Lagoon, enormous brilliantly illuminated kites seem to dance and swim through the sky. “We’ve never used kites like this before,” says Alan Bruun, Show Director Disney Parks. Measuring eight by eight feet, the kites have 40-foot-long tails and are embedded with over 14,000 LED lights. Their graceful movement is enhanced by a beautiful new score inspired by fans’ favorite music from EPCOT®. “Every night, we hear Guests react as they recognize 15 theme songs from the EPCOT® attractions, parades and other nighttime spectaculars,” Bruun says. “EPCOT® is a very unique place. There’s only one EPCOT® in all the world,” Bruun concludes. “With this show, we’re honoring both the park’s uniqueness and our Guests’ experiences and memories of it.”
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at the France Pavilion at EPCOT®
In summer 2020, the France pavilion at EPCOT® will host Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, a family-friendly attraction where you can join Chef Remy as you dash, dive, dodge and scurry through a supersized world of Gusteau’s restaurant!
Of course, the best part of all of these thrilling new additions to Walt Disney World® Resort will be experiencing them for yourself. As you plan your vacation, remember to use your Disney® Visa® Credit Card for special financing on select Disney vacation packages.2