The 11 BIG updates from Walt Disney World (and beyond) this week (May 30)


This week at Walt Disney World, Disney is preparing to debut its new Finding Nemo show, another Character Meet and Greet is set to reopen for the first time since 2020, a popular restaurant is set to close for an undisclosed renovation, plus a l 2021 special event is confirmed to return in early 2022!

Outside of Walt Disney World, SeaWorld confirms its 7th roller coaster, Universal Orlando Resort is raising prices for annual passholders, and this summer’s Tribute Store is now open!

1. Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and beyond! opening on June 13

Fans of the Finding Nemo musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom won’t have to wait much longer to check out the revamped version of that show, which opens next week on June 13. This updated show is 25 minutes long and set in the Finding Dory sequel timeline, but still includes fan-favorite songs from Finding Nemo the Musical, including “In the Big Blue World” and “Go with the Flow.” . This new show will also be available as part of the $15 per guest, per day Genie+ service at Disney’s Animal Kingdom when it opens next week. You can check out a video preview of this updated show above, which includes some of the new special effects that will be in the show.

2. Mickey and Minnie characters meet and greet reopening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on June 19

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Just days after the new Nemo show opens, Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests can experience another throwback experience. The Mickey and Minnie dating experience at Adventurer’s Outpost, which hasn’t been available since 2020, is scheduled to reopen on June 19. Like other similar experiences, this encounter will be included with the Disney Genie+ service when it relaunch. in just a few days.

3. Disney Imagineering shares a behind-the-scenes look at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Disney Imagineering uploaded a behind-the-scenes video this week that looks at the creation of the Wonders of Xandar pavilion as part of the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction. Imagineers Alex Wright, Bette Lombardi, Kelsey Roberts and Evan Miga are featured in the video which explains some of the design and storytelling elements that can be found in this attraction. Check it out above!

4. The Princess and the Frog attraction is set to open in 2024

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Although an official announcement from Disney won’t be made until July, Princess and the Frog actress Anika Noni Rose recently revealed that the attraction based on the film will open in 2024. It has not been specified whether this would be the version at Disneyland or Walt Disney World, but when the official announcement comes next month, we should know more about this upcoming attraction, including when the Splash Mountain attraction will permanently close to make way for this new ride. .


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