Disney Makes Major Announcements at D23

This weekend Disney announced changes coming to Walt Disney World in the future.   So let’s get started.

Hollywood Studios

  • Star Wars Land is to be named – Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. It will open first in Disneyland.


  • The Great Movie Ride will be closing August 13.  They are replacing it with a new attraction call Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway with new technology that is not 3D but what Disney is calling 2 1/2D that will give you the feel of 3D with no glasses.  The outside of the building is said to be staying the same.

  • Toy Story Land will open summer 2018!


  • A new attraction based on Ratatouille similar to the one in Disneyland Paris will go into a new area in France near the Eiffel Tower.
  • A new seamless circle-vision film is to be introduced in China.
  • The Guardians of the Galaxy ride IS coming to the Future World area of Epcot. Plans are to have it open by the 50th anniversary (2021).
  • There will be a new table service restaurant near Mission Space that will be themed where you are dining in space.

  • The Mission Space refurbishment currently going on will reopen next month with a new Green Mission.

Magic Kingdom:

  • The Tron ride currently in Shanghi Disney will be added to the Magic Kingdom, but unlike previous rumors, it will NOT be replacing the Tomorrowland Speedway. It will be in a new space next to Space Mountain. Again to be open by the 50th in 2021.

  • The Star Wars resort IS coming to Walt Disney World! A luxury, totally immersive, multi day experience, nothing like anything before.  No date for it’s opening has been announced yet.
  • There will be a new point to point transport vehicle in Walt Disney World – “Minnie Vans” – red and white polka dot Chevy Traverse vehicles.
  • Additionally, a new transportation system named “the Skyliner” will be a gondola based system between Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Art of Animation, & Pop Century.

Disney Cruise Line:

  • A new Beauty and the Beast Show (based on the live action film) is coming to Disney Cruise Line.
  • There will be another ship added to the fleet by 2023 (in addition to the 2 already being built).


  • Pixar Fest is coming to DL in 2018 – Fireworks, characters

  • Paint the Night – the nighttime parade at DL will return.
  • Next summer, Paradise Pier will become “Pixar Pier”!
  • Cars Land is getting a Halloween overlay this fall.

Disneyland is going to expand its Superhero presence. Besides Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man & the Avengers, there will be an immersive experience… stay tuned for more details on this.

As you can see so many changes coming to Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line. Stay tuned as with Disney, you never know if they may have more announcements coming today.

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Top 5 Reasons Why You NEED a Travel Agent

One of the most common questions I get asked is “why do I need to use a travel agent for my vacation.”  I myself was one of those people before starting with Mickey World Travel over a year ago.  I had always planned my own trips down to the letter…..so much so that I drove my husband and family crazy worrying over every tiny detail! My love of traveling, attention to detail, and my desire to help others is what lead me to become a travel agent (TA), and I apply all those principles when planning trips for my clients.

Now, let me back up and say, that not all TA’s are created equal. Just like any other service professional you are interested in using, DO YOUR HOMEWORK!  Ask for references, read reviews, look at their social media pages, and talk with the TA and see if they are a good fit for you and your family.  It is important that they understand your family and what is important to you.  A good TA will take the time to get to know your travel style and apply that knowledge to your vacation.  In saying all of those things, here are my top 5 reasons why you need a travel agent.Mickey Mouse in front of Cinderella Castle_


This is the biggest reason why you should use a travel agent! I specialize in Disney vacations because I have personally visited a Disney destination more times than I can count, and I apply that knowledge and experience to all the vacations I plan. From selecting dining reservations and fast passes, to choosing the perfect resort for each family, I guide and plan each of my clients based on actual experiences and not just from articles and pictures.


Your time is valuable, and planning a vacation takes hours of research.  Why not let a professional spend their time doing the research and planning, with your personal needs in mind?


Travel agents have the latest information on deals and available promotions and know how to make sure you get them!  With Disney, when promotions are released, I spend countless hours applying those promotions for my clients, without them having to do anything! These savings can be hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on the package. If you are not using a TA, you would have to call to get these promotions, because they are not automatically applied. If you don’t know about the promotions, you do not get them!


Using a Mickey World Travel agent costs you nothing, and we do all the work! Who doesn’t like getting something for FREE??  One of the biggest misconceptions of using a Travel Agent is you Caslte with little girl on MWT blog 4-11-16lose control of your reservation.  That’s not the case, we take care of as much or as little of the planning as our clients want including getting those difficult dinning reservations, fast pass booking, special event tickets, custom itineraries, and much,  much more.


Let’s be realistic, as much as you want everything to be perfect for your vacation, something could go wrong.  You can miss your flight or it could be delayed or other unforeseen issues, and your TA is there to step in and help remedy the issue. After all, they work for you and want to make your vacation a positive experience so you will use them again!

These are just a few of the benefits of using a travel agent, and I hope you will consider using a travel agent like myself in the future.

To book your Disney vacation with Jessica Nix: call her 7 days a week at 615-691-1271

Remember our concierge service is free to you, no hidden costs, we do the planning, you have the fun.

Email: JessicaNix@mickeyworldtravel.com

It’s Official! Frozen Attraction coming to Epcot

Some exciting news to report today.  Disney has officially what rumors have been floating around for weeks.  A Frozen attraction is coming to Epcot’s Norway Pavilion, which means October 5, 2014 is the last day guests can ride the Maelstrom. … Continue reading