Disney World 2018 So Many Happenings
Disney World 2018 so many happenings!!! It may not be a good idea to skip 2018 Walt Disney World visit while waiting for Star Wars to open in 2019. There are huge benefits for visiting in 2018. In this post, I will give you a list of reasons why 2018 is a great year.
1. Your Favorite Attraction or Ride may be closing.
We all have our favorite attractions which are or may be personal favorites. Disney must make updates to keep up with the times. This could be sad news for those who still cherish their childhood memories of that one attraction. Attractions without a huge “draw” may be on the chopping block. Many Walt Disney World attractions have been losing its luster for years without being altered. Those days are over. There have been rumors of Disney ending IllumiNations, Tomorrowland Speedway, Star Tours, Journey Into Imagination and Stitch’s Great Escape to name a few. 2018 may be the last time to experience these iconic attractions.
Disney has been feeling some pressure from Universal Studios. Universal Studio’s parks have been booming with new attractions and new resorts. Disney won’t slip down from being the number one vacation destination in the world. Nope, not going to happen! Disney has been building, updating and reimagining.
In 2017 we all were saddened to see The Great Movie Ride and Ellen’s Energy Adventure closed forever. Don’t have regrets, soke up 2018!!!
2. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates the 20th Anniversary.
Walt Disney World’s youngest theme park will be turning 20 in 2018. Disney has been tight-lipped regarding its big celebration. I will be sure to inform you of the celebration plans as soon as I get the word. Sign up for my newsletter to be in the know. As we already know from my News Alert, Disney Animal Kingdom will replace Flights of Wonder with a new bird show featuring the characters from Pixar movie “UP”.
3. Great Discounts At WDW
Disney knows 2018 will be a low attendance year, so Disney is/will be rolling out some fantastic “Special Offers”. These discounts and promotions are uncharacteristic like Signature Dining discounts up to 20% and park ticket discounts. It seems 2018 can be a great year to visit, recently Disney released Fun & Sun and Summer Meal Offer. So much more to come.
4. Crowds expected to be Lighter in 2018
2018 May be the last time we ever see “normal” to low crowds in Walt Disney World. Many new attractions, new Disney Resorts, and resort expansions coming in 2019as well as 2020. Many Disney insiders are calling 2018 ” the calm before the storm”.
Since Universal Studios had a record-high market share in 2017, while Disney’s last quarter took a small hit, we ask why? The answer is very simple, Universal had many new attractions, resorts and dining options that brought great hype. This will drop by the waist side for Universal Studios when Walt Disney World opens Star War Land, Toy Story Land, The Riveria Resort along with other new resort expansions and attractions. Many People are waiting for 2019 to visit WDW, making 2018 a less crowded time to visit.
5. 2018 May Be The Last Year Of The FREE Dining Promotion
The Free Dining promotion is an offering to encourage guest to fill those resorts during Walt Disney World slow season. With all that is to come in 2019, Disney probably won’t have a problem filling the resorts anymore. When WDW releases the 2018 Free Dining promotion, be one of the first to know by signing up for my free newsletter. It may be your last year to take advantage.
6. Toy Story Land Opens Summer of 2018
2018 Will bring Toy Story Land, an anticipated expansion of Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s. This new expansion is a great welcome to after Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s has been a half-day park with so many seen closures in the past years. I can’t wait to see this new land, read my update the last time Disney officially gave us a tease of the upcoming land.
7. Disney’s Carribean Beach Resort Construction Will Be Completed
By late summer of 2018, The Carribean Beach Resort will debut its new transformation. The Centertown Market Place, Lobby, Shutters Restaurant along with a new outdoor lounge will be unrecognizable from its original structure. A rumor has been floating around of a new Spa/Lounge area.
There is so much to look forward to in 2018. Many new exciting new attractions, celebrations, and discounts. Don’t hesitate to book, it will be Magical.
Leave a comment. I would love to know your thoughts on the coming events. Do you plan on visiting Walt Disney World in 2018?