Walt Disney World Preview — Week of May 5, 2018

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This week brings a Cinco de Mayo celebration and some sad news for those staying at an Epcot area resort. Read on to get the scoop!

Special Events

  • The Friendship Boats will be closed temporarily starting May 7. This transportation service is for guests staying at the Epcot area resorts, and the closure is due to a bridge refurbishment. At the time of this article, Disney has not yet released a completion date.
  • Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The Edison! Located at Disney Springs, this restaurant will be offering the Diablo Burger, a specialty Flor de Maraville cocktail, and the Crooked Stave Von Pilsner.
  • The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival ends this month! This event runs until May 28, and you can learn all about it here.
  • Finally, don’t forget that guests who are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel can make FastPass+ reservations for Toy Story Land! For more info on the new FP+ tiering levels, check out Rikki’s article.


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Crowd Levels

For more information about crowd levels, click here.

Park Hours

Attractions Closed For Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom:


I’m bummed about the Friendship Boats! I love feeling the wind in my face when taking them to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot. I would love to see your own thoughts below!

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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

2 thoughts on “Walt Disney World Preview — Week of May 5, 2018

  • May 3, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Seems to me that they should still run from Epcot to Boardwalk etc. I was under the impression that it was the bridge between hollywood studios and the swan and dolphin

    • May 6, 2018 at 12:43 pm


      If I hear of any updates where they do indeed run the boats to Epcot, I will definitely let you all know! – Angela


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