Walt Disney World Preview — Week of August 11, 2018

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We’ve got a sweet treat for Disney Vacation Club members and a new dining package starting this week. Your Walt Disney World preview is here!

Special Events

  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party begins August 17. (Yeah. . . I know.) Check out Brian’s article for what we predict to be the least crowded parties of 2018.
  • One more party detail: Disney Vacation Club Members (and their guests) with an event ticket will be able to jump right into the Halloween fun TWO hours earlier than the general public. Instead of arriving at 4:00 p.m. like everyone else, feel free to come as early as 2:00 p.m. What a sweet treat!
  • A new Festival of the Lion King dining packing is being offered from August 13 through November 21. Enjoy lunch or dinner at Tiffins Restaurant before receiving reserved VIP seating at Festival of the Lion King, a show located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. See the details here!
  • Due to overnight concrete work at Magic Kingdom park, the Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street Party will be cancelled August 20, 23, 27, and 30. The Main Street Trolley Show will be using the Main Street Ranch Wagon on that date.


For the most current weather conditions, click here.

Crowd Levels

For more information about crowd levels, click here.

Park Hours

Attractions Closed For Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom:

  • Liberty Square Riverboat

DVC members: Think you’ll take advantage of the extra Halloween party hours? I think I might! Let us know in the comments.

Angela Dahlgren

As the host of TouringPlansTV, Angela produces weekly videos on our 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