Walt Disney World to highlight “What’s New, What’s Next” for Test Track, Splitsville, New Fantasyland, and more

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Walt Disney World plans to discuss all that’s new around the resort as well as unveil more details about ongoing projects throughout its theme parks, all part of a “Summer to Remember.” We’ll be touring all over Walt Disney World over the coming days as Disney highlights recent additions to their theme parks and beyond and takes a look at what’s to come in the next few years.

Disney’s annual “What’s New, What’s Next” media presentation will be held Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. ET, covering exciting topics for upcoming and ongoing projects such as New Fantasyland progress, the recently-begun Test Track update, Phineas & Ferb’s Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure at Epcot, and the Splitsville bowling alley and restaurant coming to Downtown Disney. Other topics to be featured in the presentation include the Richard Petty Exotic Driving Experience, Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Adventures by Disney and Aulani, Disney Cruise Line, Run Disney, Disneyland Resort, and Disney Parks Merchandise.

There are sure to be others, as Disney usually saves a few surprises for these presentations each year. So be sure to follow along with us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest updates.

And speaking of New Fantasyland, I will personally be touring the construction site of the Magic Kingdom’s largest-ever expansion Thursday morning. Unfortunately, as it is a huge work-in-progress and an active construction zone, photography and videography will not be allowed. But I’ll be sure to report back about everything I see “behind the wall.”

If all that weren’t enough, we’ll be bringing you a closer look at two of Walt Disney World’s newest hotel experiences, beginning with a sneak preview of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort on Thursday night, as we tour the new family suites that will launch with the hotel on May 31 – next month. Then on Friday afternoon, we’ll also be taking a trip through the new Royal Guest Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside.

Disney is including it all under the banner of a “Summer to Remember” and it surely is one with many new and upcoming experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort and throughout the rest of the world, particularly at Disneyland Resort where Cars Land and Buena Vista Street will be among the many attractions to also debut this summer.

While Disney entertainment is always most thrilling in person, we’ll continue to bring the excitement to you over the next few days and in the coming weeks and months as we focus in on all that’s new in Orlando and Anaheim. So keep checking back to Inside the Magic for all the latest Disney fun!

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