Disney Parks Blog has released some news that makes me very happy. More entertainment is returning to the parks! I’ll add the entire post below, but here are the shows and the return dates.
August 1: Wonderful World of Animation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
August 8: Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor at the Magic Kingdom
August 15: Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
August 21: Turtle Talk with Crush at Epcot
There is some sad news as well. Disney has confirmed that the last day for Epcot Forever will be September 28. The final day for Happily Ever After will be September 29. Both parks will debut new shows on October 1.
Here’s all the information from Disney Parks Blog.
More Entertainment Returning Across Walt Disney World Resort This Summer
by Shawn Slater, Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment
It’s been really great this summer to once again gather in the Harambe Theatre at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park for “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King” and to feel our hearts soar with the sight of fireworks in the skies over Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT. We’re continuing to work on bringing even more entertainment experiences back to Walt Disney World Resort, and today I’m thrilled to let you know about four other favorites returning soon.
Starting August 1, we’ll be lighting up the night at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the return of “Wonderful World of Animation.” This cinematic nighttime experience leverages projection mapping technology to transform the park’s iconic Chinese Theater on a magical journey through more than 90 years of Disney animation.
On August 15, a tale as old as time will return to Theater of the Stars on Sunset Boulevard with “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage.” The heartwarming tale of Belle and Beast will once again swirl to life in this lush stage performance, with colorful costumes, gorgeous scenery and the songs you know and love.
We’re also excited to share that you’ll soon be able to visit those monsters of comedy in Monstropolis and chat with a certain sea turtle at The Seas with Nemo & Friends. Mike Wazowski will begin welcoming humans to the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor at Magic Kingdom Park on August 8. And beginning August 21, you can get your most pressing questions answered during Turtle Talk with Crush at EPCOT. Duuuude!
We also recently announced that all-new nighttime spectaculars “Disney Enchantment” and “Harmonious” would be debuting October 1 as part of The World’s Most Magical Celebration. That means this summer is also your last chance to come out and catch the current fireworks shows before they sparkle into Disney history. “EPCOT Forever” will conclude its limited-time run on September 28, and you have until September 29 to take in the spectacle of “Happily Ever After” at Magic Kingdom Park.
There’s much more to come as we continue building toward the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort and beyond, so keep reading Disney Parks Blog for all the latest updates.