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What’s New at the Disney Parks?

With the holiday season starting and the release of a new Black Panther film, there’s so much excitement at the Disney Parks! Let’s see what’s available to you at the Disney Parks starting in November! We’d love to hear about your faves!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Magic Kingdom Holiday brings in equipment and decorations to transform from Halloween to Christmas overnight
Wondrous décor brings holiday cheer to Magic Kingdom Park (Courtney Kiefer, photographer)

The Walt Disney World Holiday transformation is in full swing! It started at the Magic Kingdom with the installation of the 65-foot- Christmas tree! There will also be those fun Holiday overlays….including with EPCOT’s newest attraction! Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind, will trade-in their classic hits playlist for a mash-up of Holiday jams! Oh, and this is the last chance you can experience the 50th Anniversary Holiday Celebration at the WDW Resort!

The Festivities of the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort will provide West Coast guests tons of excitement this holiday season. Running Nov 11th to Jan 8th will be the return of beloved festivities like ‘World of Color – Season of Light,” Disney Festival of Holidays, and ‘Disney ¡Viva Navidad!’

The Festival of Holidays Marketplaces will serve a hand-crafted food and beverage menu items across the California Adventure Park. Plus, guests will have the opportunity to purchase the Sip and Savor Pass. These tabs help you taste their way through food and non-alcoholic beverages from participating marketplaces and dining locations.

Fantasmic Is Back….and even Better!

Fantasmic returns to Walt Disney World reimagined with new characters and upgraded technology
Fantasmic has been Reimagined with more characters & updated technology!

As we announced in one of our recent episodes, we’re so excited about the return of Fantasmic to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park. The show has been Reimaginened to include new scenes, new characters, and upgrades to the lasers, lighting, and sound!

This new version debuts a new Heroes sequence! It brings to life hero moments from Disney films like “Moana,” “Mulan,” “Aladdin,” “Pocahontas,” and “Frozen 2.” To enhance the storytelling, new technology updates offer exciting special effects. According to Katrina Mena Rick, broadcast creative producer for Disney Live Entertainment, “It was extremely exciting to take advantage of technological enhancements that didn’t originally exist when the show opened in 1998.” The other great news is that Fantasmic Dining packages will be available starting on November 30th!

NEW Fireworks Dessert Party at Walt Disney World

Top of the World Lounge at Bay Lake Tower has a new Dessert Party on Fridays
Enchanted at the Top Dessert Party

Exciting news! On Fridays, starting Nov 18th, the Top of the World Lounge will hold a very special new way to enjoy the Magic Kingdom Fireworks! The “Enchantment at the Top Dessert Party” will feature a dessert buffet, cocktails (for Guests 21 and older), a reserved table inside the lounge, and reserved fireworks viewing area outside! The event cost is $89 + tax per adult and $49+ tax per child. Eligible DVC members, staying at a Disney-owned and operated resort, can book their reservation up to 60 days in advance through DVC Member Services at (800) 800-9800.

New Festivities for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Maafe spiced traditional African ground peanut stew being offered at Disney's California Adventure Park
Maafe: (Flavors of Wakanda marketplace in Hollywood Backlot) District. (David Nguyen/Disneyland Resort)

Beginning November 11th, and running through January 8th 2023, Disney’s California Adventure Park guests can celebrate the release of Wakanda Forever in Avengers Campus. The special, time-limited celebrations will include meeting M’Baku, Chieftain of the Jabari Clan, the arrival of new visiting Warriors, an interactive demonstration ofThe Way of the Jabari, Wakanda-inspired delicacies, and viewing of props from the film! Foodies take note, at Flavors of Wakanda Marketplace in the Hollywood Backlot, guests can enjoy flavorful African menu items. Dishes like Maafe, a ground peanut stew with sweet potatoes, tomatoes, black-eyed peas and spices, served with naan!