Walt Disney World News — Week of March 2, 2019

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The amount of hype for Disney Parks during the past week has been staggering. We’ve got news, crowd forecasts, and the latest resort deals for your upcoming trip here.

News

  • Unless you’re still living under the floating rocks of Pandora, you’ve heard about the latest data dump about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, coming to Walt Disney World this fall. If you haven’t, read here to get up to speed.
  • Last week, a variety of changes were announced for Epcot, including a re-designed entrance and a Play pavilion (aka the place you take everyone who isn’t waiting in line for the new Guardians of the Galaxy coaster). Details can be found here.
  • All this excitement got you ready to do some celebrating? Head on over to Disney Springs for a celebration of all things Mardi Gras and Carnevale. Food, drinks, entertainment, shopping… but only here for a limited time. Read more here.

Weather

For the most current weather conditions, click here.

Crowd Levels

Park Hours

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
  • Casey Jr. Splash ‘n’ Soak Station

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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

Typhoon Lagoon (Whole Park!)

Discounts

Discount information is courtesy of Small World Vacations

Discount Sun and Fun Room Offer
Discount Type Room-Only
Book By March 24, 2019
Travel Dates Most nights May 28 to September 30, 2019
Details Save up to 30% on room reservations
Not available for all resorts or room types
Full details from Small World Vacations.

 

Discount Sun and Fun Room Offer
Discount Type Room-Only
Book By May 27, 2019
Travel Dates Most nights April 28 to May 27, 2019
Details Save up to 25% on room reservations
Not available for all resorts or room types
Full details from Small World Vacations.

 

Discount Gift of Magic Room Offer
Discount Type Room-Only
Book By April 27, 2019
Travel Dates Most nights January 3 to April 27, 2019
Details Save up to 20% on room reservations
Not available for all resorts or room types
Full details from Small World Vacations.

 

Discount Kid Sized Gift of Magic Package/Magical Family Memories Package
Discount Type Package
Book By April 27, 2019
Travel Dates Most nights January 3 to April 27, 2019
Details Discounts on packages with tickets
Base Tickets required
Not available for all resorts or room types
Full details from Small World Vacations.

 

Discount Florida Resident Spring Into 2019 Room Offer
Discount Type Room-Only
Book By April 27, 2019
Travel Dates Most nights January 1 to April 27, 2019
Details Proof of Residency required at check-in
For stays of 1 to 14 nights
Not available for all resorts or room types
Full details from Small World Vacations.

 

Discount Florida Resident Sun & Fun Room Offer
Discount Type Room-Only
Book By June 30, 2019
Travel Dates Most nights April 28 to June 30, 2019
Details Proof of Residency required at check-in
Save up to 35% on room reservations
For stays of 1 to 14 nights
Not available for all resorts or room types
Full details from Small World Vacations.

 

Discount 2019 Military Offer
Discount Type Room-Only
Book By December 19, 2019
Travel Dates Most nights:
January 1 to April 13, 2019
April 26 to December 19, 2019
Details Valid military ID required at check-in
Save up to 35% on room reservations
For stays of 1 to 14 nights
Not available for all resorts or room types
Full details from Small World Vacations.

 

Discount Four Park Magic Ticket
Discount Type Ticket
Details Includes one admission to each of the 4 Walt Disney World theme parks
Ticket can only be used to once at each park
Limit one admission per park, one park per day
Ticket is non -transferrable
Priced from $340 – $380 Adult, $320 to $360 Child depending on the dates of use.
Full details from Small World Vacations.

 

Contact Small World Vacations to book any of these discounts today.

Are you as overwhelmed by all the information coming out this week about changes at Walt Disney World as I am? Does the new info about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge make you more eager to go? What do you think is the best news so far? Let me know in the comments.

Julia Mascardo

Freelance writer and editor, living the dream in Central Florida with my husband, cats, and spirited nine-year-old daughter.

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