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What’s New at Disney World in 2019

What’s New at Disney World in 2019

There are several new attractions coming to Disney parks in 2019, which makes it an even more exciting time to plan a magical adventure.  Let’s look at what’s new at Disney World. As you can see, there’s something for almost everyone.

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Galaxy’s Edge is the highly-anticipated Star Wars-themed attraction coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. These new “lands” allow guests to explore a spaceport on the edge of wild space and a whole lot more.

It’s the place where Star Wars fans meet up with some of their favorite characters including Chewbacca and BB-8. When hunger strikes, there’s a wide range of Star Wars-themed food and treats available in the cantina. Gift shops are also part of the plan, making it easy to score Star Wars merchandise and memorabilia.

Two major attractions are located within Galaxy’s Edge. The first allows guests to see what it’s like to stand in the hangar bay of a First Order Star Destroyer in the midst of a battle between the first order and the Resistance.

Star Wars Land Concept


The second is an interactive experience, allowing Star Wars fans to control aspects of the Millennium Falcon including piloting the ship from the cockpit and manning the blaster turrets.

Depending on how well guests perform during the secret mission, they’ll be able to earn extra credits which can be used at the Cantina or maybe even to attract the attention of a bounty hunter.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is the first ride-through attraction to feature both of these well-loved characters. It promises an exciting and unbelievable experience where riders experience the unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse short cartoon.

Disney News Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway

The attraction features an all-new theme song, created specifically for Runaway Railway. It also includes new eye-popping 3D effects riders will no doubt enjoy without the aid of 3D glasses.

The team who created this ride worked closely with the Disney television animation department to ensure the plot and animations fit in perfectly with the Mickey Mouse cartoons still seen on TV today.

Disney’s Skyliner

The Skyliner is a brand new way for guests to travel around (or rather above) Disney parks. These gondola style lifts connect four Disney resorts, including the all new Disney Riviera Resort, to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Walt Disney World News Disney Skyliner

The gondola cars feature pictures of Disney characters on the outside of each window, making it seem like these characters are actually riding along in the car.

From inside, passengers have a stunning view of the Magic Kingdom from above as they make their way to the parks from each resort.

Star Wars Resort

If you can’t wait for Galaxy’s Edge, I have more great news… the Stars Wars Resort. This one-of-a kind accommodation option connects to the attraction located at Hollywood Studios.

Star Wars Resort

Staying at the resort is honestly the next best thing to actually orbiting the galaxy. Checking in is similar to boarding a spaceship. You have the option of dressing up in proper Star Wars attire as well. Once in your room, forget palm trees and Florida sunshine! Each window features a view into space. May the force be with you!

New Star Wards resort

These are four things that will be new at Disney World in 2019. If you’re thinking about a future Disney vacation, you still have plenty of time to plan. Things just keep getting more exciting all the time! Which are you looking forward to most?

What's New at Disney World in 2019

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Renee Virata

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

As a huge Star Wars fan I'm so excited for Galaxy's Edge! Not sure how I feel about the gondolas since heights are my favorite thing.

Merry Kuchle

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

I agree! I will not be riding the gondolas. Lol.


Wednesday 16th of May 2018

If I ever get a chance to visit Disney World it will ALL be new to me! Some day!


Tuesday 15th of May 2018

I feel like i can never catch up with the new stuff at Disney World. It's always something new or exciting happening all over that you wish you could be at multiple places at once. I'm excited to share my experience about it this summer!

Merry Kuchle

Tuesday 15th of May 2018

Lucky! Hopefully the toy story park will be open by then!