Walt Disney World Summer 2016 – Don’t miss these on your vacation

 Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World

What’s New at Walt Disney World Summer 2016

Walt Disney World has so many new things opening for 2016.  There was an Awaken Summer event at Walt Disney World for media and thanks to some friends we have part of it to share with you.  There are so many things coming to Disney World this year and Memorial Day seems to be the key date for most of these, but please listen to our Mouse Chat podcast for the full list of opening dates for all attractions and shows.

1. LaNouba at Disney Springs has new acts.  Watch a quick video of Disney’s LaNouba.
2. New Dining and shopping at Disney Spring.  Disney Springs has so many dining and shopping areas that we can’t not begin to list them all here, but listen to Mouse Chat for a Peradiso 37 review.

Walt Disney World Awaken Summer 2016 What’s New.  Click to play this weeks Mouse Chat show

3. New Star Wars night times show coming to Disney Hollywood Studios.  A full projection show with special effects, music and fireworks.  This is going to be an amazing show so don’t miss this at Disney Hollywood Studios.  We don’t have a date yet for the new Star Wars nighttime show.  Here is the current Star Wars show.  Symphony In The Stars.

Rivers of light

4. New Animal Kingdom Jungle Book night time show opening Memorial Day.  This night time show will be opening instead of Rivers of Light, but Rivers of Light we have to think will be ready soon enough.  You can see a sneak preview of Animal Kingdom’s Rivers of Light Video.


5. A new signature dining location is opening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park  – Tiffins restraunt opens on Memorial Day.

Animal Kingdom Tree of life awakens

6. The Animal Kingdom Tree of Life Awakens show is now live at Animal Kingdom too.


7. Africa Sunset Safari and night time entertain is not to be missed at your next trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.


At Disney Hollywood’s Studios Toy Story Midway Mania third track opens on Memorial Day weekend also.
Soarin’ Over the World also opens at EPCOT and opens with an additional screen on June 17, 2016 at Walt Disney World.


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Author: Steve Griswold

Steve Griswold - You can follow Steve Griswold and "The Real Life Griswold Family" here on Mouse Chat - a Weekly Disney Podcast covering everything from Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line. Also follow the Griswold Road Trips - Disney Edition show at: www.GriswoldFamilyVacations.com and on Twitter and Instagram @GriswoldVac Media Contact: Steve Griswold Phone: 678-815-1584 Email: Steve@MouseChat.net

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  1. Sorry it’s just on the ITunes version or you fixed it.

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  2. I’m a new listener, is it just me or is this episode missing some other voices. about 1 minute 20 secs in, there starts to be a lot of dead air. Might want to check the output and repost. Thanks!

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    • Hi,

      Sorry, around 8 AM the show was loaded with just one audio channel. Around 9 AM it was uploaded again with both audio channels. So you should be able to get the updated show now here and on iTunes. Some other podcast players might take longer to update. Thanks, Steve

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      • You are on point with Universal and the motion simulators. Enough already. I’m very excited about the updates to Harambe and the atmosphere that evening lights will create at Animal Kingdom. Is the Tree of Life awakening a part of the new nighttime show or a separate event that occurs earlier in the evening?

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