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Top 16 Unforgettable Reasons to Visit Disney Parks in 2016

As we usher in a brand new year, here’s a look at some of the exciting offerings coming to both Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts in 2016!


Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Continues Through Sept. 5, 2016

There is still plenty of time for you to enjoy all the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration has to offer – including the “Paint the Night” Parade, “Disneyland Forever” fireworks, “World of Color – Celebrate!,” as well as special food and merchandise items.


Visit Disney for Sleeping Beauty Castle during the Disneyland Diamond Celebration

New Star Wars-Inspired Experiences at Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park in California and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® in Florida

You can travel to a galaxy far, far away with new Star Wars-inspired experiences at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.


Visit Disney for Star Wars at Disney Parks 2016


Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters at Disney California Adventure® Park

To help celebrate Race Day in Radiator Springs, Luigi and his cousins will demonstrate the dances of their Italian hometown with Cars Land Guests when the all-new Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters opens early next year.

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters


New “Frozen”-Inspired Stage Musical Coming to Disney California Adventure Park

The story of “Frozen” will come to life in an all-new theatrical production in summer 2016 at Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park.


Soarin’ Around the World at Disney California Adventure Park and Epcot

In 2016, a whole new Soarin’ journey awaits you when Soarin’ Around the World opens in Grizzly Peak Airfield at Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort and at The Land Pavilion in Epcot® at Walt Disney World Resort.


New Food & Beverage Offerings

You can discover new food and beverage locations, including Jungle Skipper Canteen at Magic Kingdom® Park, Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, and River Belle Terrace and Rancho del Zocalo at Disneyland Park.

Visit Disney Jungle Skipper Canteen 2016

“Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks

Guests can conclude their day in a galaxy far, far away with an epic firework finale bursting with Star Wars music and magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


Club Villain at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Beginning Jan. 16, 2016, grown-up Guests can enjoy a frightfully fun dance-and-dine event at Sunset Showcase hosted by Dr. Facilier and his evil-diva cohosts.


Experience The Magic of Nature with “Rivers of Light”

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park will come alive at night with the new Rivers of Light show, an innovative new show featuring floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery.

Visit Disney Animal Kingdom at Night 2016

Explore Kilimanjaro Safaris After Sunset

You can travel through the African savanna amid the orange glow of the setting sun when Kilimanjaro Safaris expands operating hours this spring at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.


The Invictus Games at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

The Invictus Games, celebrating our wounded servicemen and women from around the world as they compete in a variety of sports, will come to the United States for the first time ever at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex May 8-12, 2016


Spring Blooms at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

You can enjoy dazzling gardens, high-energy entertainment, family fun and more when the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival returns March 2-May 30, 2016.

Flower and Garden 2


Discover “Frozen” Ever After and a New “Frozen” Character Greeting at Epcot

The new “Frozen”- inspired attraction, which transports Guests to the Winter in Summer Celebration, Elsa’s Ice Palace and the Bay of Arendelle, will open its doors at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot this spring. Plus, also this spring at Epcot, Guests can meet royal sisters, Anna and Elsa, at a new dedicated character greeting.


Experience Favorite Fall Events

From Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World Resort to Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort, favorite fall events return to Disney Parks in 2016.


Celebrate the Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly at Disney Parks with the return of Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World Resort!


New Offerings at Disney Springs

Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort will continue to grow in 2016 with new eateries, like STK Orlando, as well as the opening of Town Center – featuring a variety of retail locations, including Zara, Lily Pulitzer, UGG, UNIQLO and more.


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