Coming Soon to Disney World

May 6, 2016

Disney is constantly innovating and surprising their guests with new attractions, shows and characters. That is exactly why here at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa we constantly have repeat guests that come every year or even every season to discover all the new events and activities Disney has to offer. So if you are wondering what is coming soon to Disney this year, we have gathered a few of our favorite news just for you.



River of Lights at Animal Kingdom

Set to open really soon, perhaps during the Memorial Day weekend, the new River of Lights attraction is already being very talked about. We attended a media preview last month and got to see a bit of what the new show will be like and it is something amazing! It reminds us of Fantasmic, but with a complete different theme.


River of Lights



Elena of Avalor – Disney’s First Princess Inspired by Diverse Latin Cultures, To Debut At Walt Disney World Resort in August. This August Guests at Walt Disney World® Resort will be able to see Princess Elena, Disney’s first princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures.

La princesa Elena will debut in the Disney Channel series “Elena of Avalor” this summer. A teenager in fairytale kingdom, Elena adds a new dimension to the Disney-princess world. Elena will appear this summer in Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World Resort.

Princesa Elena




Olaf: Starting this week, Olaf is living his dream “In Summer,” chilling on the beach and ready to give warm hugs to all his new friends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.   In Celebrity Spotlight, located in the park’s Echo Lake district, Guests are invited to meet that lovable snowman Olaf, from Disney’s blockbuster film “Frozen.”

olaf encounter

Mickey and Minnie: Guests can find “Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams” starting May 8. They’ll be able to walk the red carpet and step right into a scene with Minnie, where she appears as a Tinsel Town starlet in a ritzy setting straight out of a lush and colorful musical extravaganza. Next, your Guests can join Mickey in a scene from “Fantasia,” where he’s portraying his iconic role of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.



NEW GAME: “Frozen” Games at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park Begin May 27.

Guests will be able to join Kristoff and Olaf from “Frozen” for the inaugural “Frozen” and participate in a variety of winter-themed activities including:

  • Ice Pail Relays where teams line up and pass pails of water to one another, trying to be the first to fill a container at the end.
  • A “Snowball” Toss where pairs compete in a snow-themed water balloon toss.
  • Ski Pole Limbo, a snowy twist on traditional limbo—using a ski pole as the limbo bar!
  • Slide Races that allow teams to race down one of the signature water slides at Blizzard Beach.

Olaf and Kristoff will be on hand, appearing on the Observation Deck near Summit Plummet to take part in the opening and closing ceremonies and giving updates on their teams’ progress throughout the day.

Guests can sign-up for this all-day event when they arrive at the park entrance. All activities are included in regular admission to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.

olaf games


We hope you guys enjoyed finding out all the new exciting things coming soon to Disney, and we look forward to seeing you soon at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa.