9 Great Reasons for you to Visit Walt Disney World Resort this Fall

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By: Disney Destinations
Disney's got some great reasons why you should visit   Walt Disney World  Resort this fall.  Here are 9 great experiences you can have later this year.

1. New Fireworks Show for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at   Magic Kingdom  Park

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be held on 36 select nights from Aug. 16-Nov. 1, 2019. The specially ticketed event will include a new Halloween-themed nighttime show this year featuring state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, lighting and dazzling fireworks that come together to tell a not-so-scary story about how anything can happen on Halloween night. The show will take you along for a trick-or-treating adventure, where four friends – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy – find themselves drawn into a mysterious haunted house.

2. Record Number of Days Set for   Epcot  International Food & Wine Festival

This  Epcot®  celebration of cuisine, music and more takes place Aug. 29-Nov. 23, 2019 – a record 87 days. During this foodie festival, the park will brim with marketplaces, culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars, the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, specialty merchandise and much more.

3. Last Call for “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” as “ Epcot  Forever” Debuts Oct. 1

For nearly 20 years, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” has entertained millions as the nighttime spectacular that brought each day at   Epcot  to a thrilling close. You have marveled as World Showcase lagoon came to life with fireworks, fountains and lasers paying homage to the joyful story of humanity and the remarkable achievements of our time. The show’s final night will be Sept. 30, 2019 to make way for an all-new, limited-time spectacular, “Epcot Forever,” debuting Oct. 1, 2019. This new show will be a celebration of the past, present and future of   Epcot  featuring fireworks, lasers and choreographed special-effect kites accompanied by a stirring collection of songs celebrating   Epcot.

4. Bounce into Fall at   Disney Springs  with NBA Experience and Special Seasonal Offerings

Basketball is officially “in season” this fall, after NBA Experience holds a championship-worthy opened in August at   Disney Springs®. When you step into this re-creation of a modern NBA arena, you’ll feel what it’s like to be a basketball superstar through 13 unique interactive and hands-on experiences where Disney magic merges with the thrills of the NBA and WNBA.

The fall season is also a great time to enjoy entertainment and shopping at   Disney Springs. Colorful backdrops will make great seasonal photos for the entire family, while new fall looks will be available in shops, including Halloween costumes for kids and clothing for adults featuring their favorite Disney characters.

5. Make the Jump to Lightspeed in   Star Wars:  Galaxy’s Edge at   Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at   Disney’s Hollywood Studios®  gives you the chance this fall to live your own   Star Wars  stories. While visiting the land, you can stop for a drink at Oga’s Cantina or discover rare artifacts at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, among other immersive experiences. The groundbreaking attraction   Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run gives Guests control of the iconic spacecraft as the ship hurtles through space on a smuggling mission.

Star Wars:  Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences are subject to capacity.

6. Disney Skyliner Takes Flight

A new mode of transportation will float through the air around   Walt Disney World  this fall when Disney Skyliner, a state-of-the-art gondola system, begins gliding across the sky. Disney Skyliner will conveniently connect   Disney’s Hollywood Studios  and   Epcot  to four resort hotels – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, as well as the 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Riviera Resort (planned to open in mid-December). Select gondolas will have iconic Disney characters incorporated into their exterior designs to give the appearance that a Disney pal is riding along with you. Disney Skyliner will offer a new way to experience   Walt Disney World  with amazing views only available from the sky.

7.   Disney’s Animal Kingdom  Lights Up at Night

As the sun sets earlier and earlier this fall, “Rivers of Light: We Are One” will come to life on Discovery River in   Disney’s Animal Kingdom®  Theme Park. This nighttime show includes dramatic new imagery and familiar animal characters from Disneynature films along with a colorful tapestry of unforgettable moments from Disney animation.

8. Disney Resort Hotels Have Plenty New to Explore

To welcome fall travelers, there’s always something new at Disney resort hotels. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort will greet you with its new 15-story Gran Destino tower (opening this summer), adding 500-plus guestrooms – including suites and concierge-level services – and crowned by a rooftop restaurant. New waterfront dining and a retail shopping area have come to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, while a mid-December opening is planned for Disney’s Riviera Resort, a Disney Vacation Club property inspired by the grandeur and enchantment of the European Riviera.

9. 2019 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Marks 10-Year Milestone

This fall’s   runDisney race season is a delectable celebration 10 years in the making as the 2019 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend takes place Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019. Filled with a delicious slate of events and Disney magic along every mile, this year’s event includes a 5K, 10K, half marathon and kids’ races. During this year’s Disney Fall Feast 5K, you can run, jog or walk your way around   Epcot  for the first time during this fall event. At the Nov. 3, 2019 post-race party, enjoy after-hours access to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, including marketplaces and select  Epcot  attractions. 

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