Blockbuster Summer at WALT DISNEY WORLD is a Total Happening

Walt Disney World (WDW) is more enticing than ever with their "Blockbuster Summer." The season ahead has brand new experiences that will excite and delight guests of all ages. Gather your group, make your reservations, and pack your bags. Fun, fantasy, discovery, and adventure are all waiting for you.

AVATAR-THE WORLD OF PANDORA (Animal Kingdom) By now, you've heard the buzz about "Avatar-The World of Pandora," the fantastic attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom inspired by the James Cameron's Oscar-winning hit movie, Avatar. There, you can explore the otherworldly planet of Pandora with its towering mountains, dramatic waterfalls and amazing plant life. Soar through a fantastic landscape on the back of a mountain banshee in the thrilling 3D attraction, "Avatar Flight of Passage." Explore a beautiful glowing rainforest in the family-friendly "Na'vi River Journey" where you'll see exotic flora, unusual creatures, and the mystical Shaman of Songs. Disney has made history with this innovative addition to Animal Kingdom that celebrates nature, stimulates imaginations, and also creates a stunning nighttime experience with the attraction's bioluminescent landscape.

River of Lights (Animal Kingdom) "River of Lights" is a striking and exciting display that lights up the night at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This celebration of nature features water, floats, projections, fire, and light all wonderfully choreographed to an original musical score.

"Happily Ever After" Fireworks and Projection Show (Magic Kingdom) The new "Happily Ever After" Fireworks and Projection show at Magic Kingdom is a dazzling, moving experience that takes you on a journey through some of Disney's most beloved animated films. Elaborate fireworks light up the sky around the Disney Castle and the stunning high-tech projections are mesmerizing while you listen to Disney music favorites. The "Happily Ever After" projection show is the most remarkable fireworks display that has ever been produced in the Magic Kingdom.

"The Music of Pixar Live" A Symphony of Characters (Disney's Hollywood Studios) The songs that accompany beloved Pixar movies have become timeless classics. And now, "The Music of Pixar Live" A Symphony of Characters is being performed at the Theater of the Stars Disney's in Disney's Hollywood Studios. This new musical show will enrapture guests of all ages with a full symphony and your favorite Pixar characters from Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Up, and more. The show is full of the special moments and humor that have made Pixar animations endearing. Get your seats for this one.

22nd Annual Food and Wine Festival (Epcot) There will be a total of 35 food and wine marketplaces to celebrate Epcot's 35-year anniversary at the 22nd Annual Food and Wine Festival. This renowned event will showcase food and drink to please gourmands and many more. It will run from August 31 to November 13, 2017 for an expanded 75 days of inspired culinary delights. Guests can mingle with celebrity chefs and even experience workshops and demonstrations. Each night of the festival is highlighted by an "Eat to the Beat" concert.

And that's not all. Disney is currently constructing a 14-acre Star Wars attraction and an 11-acre Toy Story attraction. With a total of 25 acres of new lands for guests to explore and enjoy, Walt Disney World will be offering more pleasurable experiences at their parks.

Note: Stay tuned to Food & Wine. We will have articles about the new dining options at Walt Disney World and Marina's Menu will discuss how they are totally on trend with food service for their guests.

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