• Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Know Before You Go: Park Updates for May 2019

The anticipation of summer is quickly building in Orlando and all of your favorite theme parks are preparing with exciting new attractions and events! From celebrating the 30th anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios to enjoying summer evenings at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, keep reading for all the theme park thrills you don’t want to miss this month!

What’s New
  • Fancy Nancy makes her debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 1. She will be replacing Sofia the First at the character meet and greet, posing for photos with little fans at her backyard playhouse in Animation Courtyard. Nancy will also join Vampirina, Doc McStuffins, and Roadster Racer Goofy at the Disney Junior Play’N’Dine in Hollywood & Vine.
  • The Wonderful World of Animation joins the lineup of nighttime entertainment at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 1.
  • A special sneak preview of the upcoming live-action Aladdin movie is now playing at Walt Disney Presents at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! The highly anticipated film will make its way to theaters on May 24.
Attraction Updates
  • ABC Commissary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will close on May 4 for refurbishments in the restaurant through June 1.
  • PizzeRizzo will finally reopen at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 4. The seasonal restaurant will debut a new dessert when it reopens called Peanut Butter & Jelly Verrine, which is layers of homemade peanut butter cream and grape jelly topped with chopped peanut butter candies served in a verrine cup.
  • Tomorrowland Speedway reopens at Magic Kingdom on May 18
  • Tree of Life: Awakenings at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will include a celebration of The Lion King with all new music and animation from the film starting May 27.
Special Events
  • The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is in full bloom at the park daily through June 3.
  • SeaWorld Orlando‘s Seven Seas Food Festival ends on May 5.
  • Safari of Fun Kids Weekends take place at Busch Gardens Tampa On May 4 – May 19.
  • Enjoy Inside Look at SeaWorld Orlando each weekend from May 11 – May 19.
  • The inaugural Furry Friends 5k will take place at SeaWorld Orlando on May 11
  • Electric Ocean is back at SeaWorld Orlando on select nights all summer long, ending September 1.
  • Starting May 30, H2O Glow Nights will take place at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon on select nights through August 24.
  • Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa begins on May 31.

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