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See the ultimate guide to summer at Walt Disney World by including opening dates and new attractions.

Disney World in Summer brings New Star Wars and Frozen attractions!

New this Summer at Walt Disney World

Summer Awakens at the Walt Disney World Resort with the opening of new rides and attractions at all four theme parks. brings travelers a quick, entertaining video rundown of what to expect in the upcoming months, including attraction release dates, to help make planning their next Walt Disney World Vacation a breeze. Click Here to check out the video for everything new opening at Walt Disney World this summer to start planning an ultimate vacation itinerary.

From Epcot’s dazzling new boat-ride attraction Frozen Ever After to “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to the highly anticipated “Rivers of Light” nighttime experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the magic of Disney comes alive in the most epic summer yet. It's time to “Awaken Summer” like never before and discover all there is to see and do with

Best of Orlando helps you customize and create memorable vacations with the latest news, travel tips, and most importantly, discount tickets to Walt Disney World and all your other favorite Orlando theme parks, shows and attractions.

Opening Dates:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • May 27 – The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic
  • May 27 – Sunset Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • May 27 – Discovery Island Carnivale and Harambe Wildlife Parti
  • May 27 – Tree of Life
  • Coming Soon – Rivers of Light


  • June 17 – Soarin’ Around the World
  • June 21 – Frozen Ever After
  • June 21 – Royal Sommerhus Character Greeting

Magic Kingdom

  • June 17 – Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire
  • June 17 – Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • June 17 – Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular

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