At Walt Disney World Resort, the month of May will is already shaping up to be a transitional period for the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Downtown Disney. Earlier this month, Disney opened D-Street in downtown Disney west side, which will sell custom, user created vinyls and other unique art. Other parts of Disney will be undergoing major renovations and facelifts, including EPCOT’s Cantina de San Angel, a counter service restaurant, which will receive major renovations in May, June and July, before reopening in the fall of 2010.
Sci-Fi fans will be happy to hear of the return of Star Wars weekends, which return to Hollywood Studios on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from May 21 to June 13. During Star Wars weekends, Hollywood studios fills with characters from the popular sci fi series and tourists can test their light saber skills one-on-one with Darth Vader himself at the Jedi Training Academy. Fans can also participate in trivia contests with prize giveaways and ride the popular simulator ride… Star Tours
Fans of Toy Story will be thrilled to see a sneak peak of one of the series’ newest characters’, Lotso, who will appear appear at The Magic of Disney Animation for meets and greets. Lotso will also be available at the Block Party Bash.
Animal Kindgom will be offering a fastpass for fans to experience the wildlife park’s most popular shows, including Festival of the Lion King, Flights of Wonder and FindingNemo-the Musical. Animal Kindgom’s fastpass for these shows is expected to run through May 29, 2010.
Other popular news for Disney fans includes the extension of Fantasmic dining packages, which will now be offered at lunch in addition to dinner.
Fantasmic dining packages at Mama Melrose’s and The Brown Derby provide designated seating for Fantasmic, the nightly visual spectacle show.
Casey’s Corner on Main Street USA has begun it’s exterior refurbishment. The restaurant remains open as usual during the work.
Don’t forget to book your Disney World vacation package today to see these great events.