Exciting new entertainment starts at Walt Disney World Resort

The big day has arrived! Now, more than ever, is a great time to experience fabulous new entertainment in all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, including the new experiences debuted on January 18.

Mickey & Minnie’s surprise celebration at Magic Kingdom Park

Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration honors those true originals, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with new entertainment, merchandise and specialty food and beverages at Magic Kingdom Park. Mickey and Minnie will greet guests together at Town Square Theater, and guests can dance with their favorite Disney pals during the “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party” in front of Cinderella Castle.

Party with Pixar Pals as Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrates 30 years

Beloved Pixar characters help Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2019. Guests can leap into action during an incredible celebration featuring Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone in “The Super Shindig” dance party, and have a chance to meet super-suit designer Edna Mode. In addition, a door to the monster world is open inside Walt Disney Presents, inviting guests to visit with Mike and Sulley from Disney Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.”

More broadway music than ever at Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts comes to life Jan. 18-Feb. 25, where guests indulge in world-class culinary, visual and performing arts, including the Disney on Broadway Concert Series that expands this year to every day of the festival.
Feel the Love of “The Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Guests take a walk on the wild side at Disney’s Animal Kingdom during the “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party,” featuring Timon and Rafiki from Disney’s “The Lion King.” Guests will also be able to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Lion King” by taking photos with special, dimensional backgrounds on Discovery Island and at the park’s entrance.

With more live entertainment at Walt Disney World than Disney creates anywhere else around the globe, guests enjoy everything from Broadway-style stage shows to nighttime fireworks spectaculars to those little surprise moments that can seem to appear magically around any corner.

Nearly 200,000 shows, parades, spectaculars, special events and other live performances are produced every year at Walt Disney World. That’s literally millions of live performances since the resort opened in 1971. Most of these experiences are included in theme park admission, providing a tremendous entertainment value. Guests can spend days in the parks and resorts and still not see all the live entertainment available to them.

Walt Disney World Resort Live Entertainment: Fun Facts

  • Nearly 200,000 pieces of live entertainment are produced each year, comprised of shows, parades, and nearly 2,000 nighttime spectaculars
  • There are 15 separate opportunities to dine with a Disney character, for a total of 33 possible unique character meetings
  • In 2018, Disney characters made more than 900,000 appearances to meet guests
  • The Disney Parks Live Entertainment music library holds more than 20,000 arrangements of songs
  • Mickey Mouse has more than 200 unique looks, including 15 different types of formal attire and a new celebration outfit for this year’s Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration at Magic Kingdom Park