Hi. I’m back. Let’s talk 2017. – PREP138

I'm back after a long break and excited to chat about what things we have to look forward to at Disney World in 2017.

I also have a quick tip about how to get your photo downloads at no extra charge.


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New things to look forward to in 2017

Totally new things:

  • Rivers of Light at Animal Kingdom (opening date not known yet)
  • Pandora - World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom (opening summer 2017). Watch this video for a preview.
  • Festival of the Arts at Epcot (January 13 - February 20)
  • New Typhoon Lagoon family raft ride (opening spring 2017)
  • More things in Disney Springs, including reopening of Planet Hollywood
  • Boulder Ridge Cove and Geyser Point Bar and Grill at Wilderness Lodge (opening summer 2017). Check this thread for construction updates.

Tweaks to existing things:

Quick tip of the day

A reader named Sarah emailed to say that if you’re connected to an Annual Passholder in My Disney Experience, they can download your pics even if they aren’t with you, saving you the cost of Memory Maker.

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Elliott

Shannon, Did you see Moana? is she doing meet and greets anywhere yet?

Steph

Really missed your podcasts, and would love to hear one on what to do in Disney Springs! We usually wonder around aimlessly and end up at Earl of Sandwiches.

Michelle

Hey Shannon! Any idea when the September park hours will be released? We’re almost 180 days before our trip and aren’t sure where to book restaurants if we don’t know the park hours/where we’ll be.

Buffi

So glad you’re back!

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