Walt Disney World News–Week of April 6, 2019

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May the Force be with….well, anyone planning to hit the parks this weekend, but especially our Rival Runners. Read on for more WDW news.

News

  • The Epcot International Garden Festival is open and runs through June 3, 2019. There’s food, merchandise, concerts, and of course flowers and greenery. Read details on the official page here.
  • This weekend is the Star Wars Rival Run, with kids’ races as well as 5K, 10K, and half marathon races throughout the weekend. If you’re looking to get to the parks early in the morning, check with your hotel concierge for traffic information and allow a little extra time, especially on Sunday. You can see all the details here.
  • Dates and early details have been announced for Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival (August 29-November 23) and Epcot International Festival of the Holidays (November 29-December 30). More details will be coming closer to the events, but you can read the initial flurry of information 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

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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

Discounts

Discount information is courtesy of 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
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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
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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.
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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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