Walt Disney World Preview — Week of January 27, 2018

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This week brings you a Pro Bowl celebration complete with a pep rally and mascots. Keep reading for more of your Walt Disney World preview!

Special Events

  • To celebrate the NFL Pro Bowl, there will be an All Star Pep Rally at Disney Springs. This January 27 celebration will feature NFL cheerleaders, mascots and more!
  • Narcoossee’s, a restaurant located at Disney’s Grand Floridian and Spa, will no longer offer Sunday Brunch.
  • See Broadway Performers Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White at Epcot’s America Gardens Theatre from January 26 – 29.
  • This is your last week to see Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable  before it’s gone forever. This attraction will close February 3.
  • Florida Residents: Discover Disney tickets are available for you to purchase now through June 20. This option allows you to enjoy 3 days at a Walt Disney World theme park for $159 + tax. Note: Tickets can only be used through June 24, 2018.


For the most current weather conditions, click here. Also, please note that during times of extreme cold, Disney water parks, and even Disney pools, may have unscheduled closures.

Crowd Levels

For more information about crowd levels, click here.

Park Hours

Attractions Closed For Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom:

  • Stitch’s Great Escape
  • Liberty Square Riverboat
  • Splash Mountain


  • The American Adventure

Animal Kingdom:

  • Kali River Rapids

Typhoon Lagoon: Closed for refurbishment

Are you excited about the Pro Bowl pep rally? Let me know in the comments!

Angela Dahlgren

Angela is cohost of the TouringPlans Podcast and regular contributor to the TouringPlans YouTube channel. When she's not talking about the happiest place on earth, she spends her time entertaining her own little Minnie and Mickey Mouse. You can find her on twitter @AngelaDahlgren or via email - angela@touringplans.com

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