Sunday, July 30, 2017

12 big things happening at Disney World and the Disney Universe in August

August is going to be a big month at Disney World and all around the Disney Universe with rides closing, a revamped attraction opening, new TV shows starting, festivals beginning and of course, the start of Halloween season. 

Aug. 8:
The Walt Disney Company will discuss fiscal third quarter 2017 financial results via a live audio webcast beginning at 4:30 p.m. EDT

Aug. 12: The reboot of Disney's 1980s classic cartoon "Duck Tales" will premiere with a one-hour TV movie on Disney XD.
Aug. 13: A big day in Disney World. The Great Movie Ride at Hollywood Studios and Ellen's Energy Adventure at Epcot will close to make way for new attractions.

Eventually, The Great Movie Ride will be replaced with the first-ever attraction centered around Mickey Mouse called Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. The new attraction will take guest on a journey inside the Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts.

Ellen's Energy Adventure will turn into a Guardians of the Galaxy ride.

Aug. 13: The revamped Mission: SPACE at Epcot will reopen with new missions and lower height restrictions for kids.

The revamped Orange Mission is still an intense ride to Mars, where you dodge meteoroids and slingshot around the moon, but it has been enhanced with and HD video.

The new Green Mission is more family-friendly and takes guests on an orbit around the Earth and then landing at Kennedy Space Center.

To help make it more family friendly, the Green Mission has an X-2 booster seat allowing children to to 44 inches high to ride.

Aug. 15: The Signature Collection "The Lion King" will be released on Digital HD and will be released on Blu-ray on Aug. 29.

Aug. 18: Marvel's "The Defenders" debuts on Netflix. This is another Marvel team putting together Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

Aug. 20: The Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland, which has come back for a visit will end its run. 

Aug. 25:  You've heard of Christmas in July, how about Halloween in August. Halloween kicks off in August with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Aug. 25 to Oct. 1: For the first time six restaurants from Walt Disney World Resort hotels will participate in the Orlando Magical Dining Month.

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13: The 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival kicks off with 35 marketplaces and dozens of culinary workshops and demonstrations, beverage seminar, as well as various dining experiences.

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