Walt Disney World News — Week of January 26, 2019

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Hi everyone! I’m filling in for Angela this week as she enjoys sailing the high seas on a Disney Cruise. This week is highlighted by NFL Pro Bowl weekend and the Epcot International Festival of the Arts. Read on for more details in this week’s Walt Disney World news!

News

  • Tickets are now available for Spring Training for the Atlanta Braves at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Get them here!
  • NFL Pro Bowl Week continues through Sunday, January 27. The game itself will be held in Camping World Stadium, but there will be a variety of pre-game activities at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. We do not expect this event to have a major impact on crowds.
  • The 2019 Pro Bowl Pep Rally will be featured at Disney Springs January 26! Head to the Marketplace Stage, for both Disney and NFL Trivia, dance parties and entertainment by NFL team mascots and cheerleaders. There will also be an NFL pop-up shop full of merchandise.
  • The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is underway! Make sure you check out the first of Epcot’s many annual festivals!
  • There are two After Hours events this week — Monday at Magic Kingdom and Thursday at Animal Kingdom.

Weather

For the most current weather conditions, click here.

Crowd Levels

For more information about crowd levels, including park-by-park crowds, click here.

Park Hours

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Park Hours EMH Notes
Magic Kingdom 9-11
Epcot 9-9 Festival of the Arts
Hollywood Studios 9-8
Animal Kingdom 9-8 8-9 a.m.
Typhoon Lagoon CLOSED
Blizzard Beach CLOSED
Disney Springs 10-12 NFL Pro Bowl Week

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Park Hours EMH Notes
Magic Kingdom 9-8 8-9 a.m.
Epcot 9-9 Festival of the Arts
Hollywood Studios 9-8
Animal Kingdom 9-8
Typhoon Lagoon CLOSED
Blizzard Beach CLOSED
Disney Springs 10-12 NFL Pro Bowl Week

Monday, January 28, 2019

Park Hours EMH Notes
Magic Kingdom 9-8 After Hours at Magic Kingdom
Epcot 9-9 Festival of the Arts
Hollywood Studios 9-8 Morning Magic Toy Story
Animal Kingdom 9-8 8-9 a.m.
Typhoon Lagoon CLOSED
Blizzard Beach 10-5
Disney Springs 10-12

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Park Hours EMH Notes
Magic Kingdom 9-8 Morning Magic Fantasyland
Epcot 9-9 9-11 p.m. Festival of the Arts
Hollywood Studios 9-8
Animal Kingdom 9-8
Typhoon Lagoon CLOSED
Blizzard Beach 10-5
Disney Springs 10-12

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Park Hours EMH Notes
Magic Kingdom 9-8 8-10 p.m.
Epcot 9-9 Festival of the Arts
Hollywood Studios 9-8 Morning Magic Toy Story
Animal Kingdom 9-8
Typhoon Lagoon CLOSED
Blizzard Beach 10-5
Disney Springs 10-12

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Park Hours EMH Notes
Magic Kingdom 9-8
Epcot 9-9 8-9 a.m. Festival of the Arts
Hollywood Studios 9-8
Animal Kingdom 9-8 After Hours at Animal Kingdom
Typhoon Lagoon CLOSED
Blizzard Beach 10-5
Disney Springs 10-12

Friday, February 1, 2019

Park Hours EMH Notes
Magic Kingdom 9-9
Epcot 9-9 Festival of the Arts
Hollywood Studios 9-8 8-9 a.m.
Animal Kingdom 9-8
Typhoon Lagoon CLOSED
Blizzard Beach 10-5
Disney Springs 10-12

 

Attractions Closed For Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom:

  • Walt Disney World Railroad – Fantasyland
  • Walt Disney World Railroad – Frontierland
  • Walt Disney World Railroad – Main Street, U.S.A.
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Peter Pan’s Flight

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Wildlife Express Train: Africa Station
  • Wildlife Express Train: Rafiki’s Planet Watch Station
  • Kali River Rapids

Typhoon Lagoon (Whole Park!)

Have you checked out the Festival of the Arts yet? Let me know what you thought in the comments! And if you take a selfie with the Vince Lombardi trophy at the Pro-Bowl Experience at ESPN Wide World of Sports this weekend, make sure to tag us in your Instagram post!

James Rosemergy

When not planning for or traveling to Walt Disney World with his beautiful wife and impossibly adorable daughter, James practices law in St. Louis. He also really likes cheese -- and loathes kale. He can be found on twitter at @jrtoastyman.