Disney announces premiere date for Wonderful World of Animation show coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Wonderful World of Animation nighttime show

Rendering for “Wonderful World of Animation”/Credit: Disney

Walt Disney World has officially announced the premiere date for Wonderful World of Animation, the newest nighttime show to light up the skies over the coming Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Beginning May 1, the date of the 30th anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Wonderful World of Animation will make its grand premiere. First revealed by Bob Chapek, Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, at D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse in November, the new show will be a cinematic nighttime projection show featuring state-of-the-art projection technology that will “take guests on a magical journey through more than 90 years of Disney animation.”

Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek revealed exciting details of new experiences coming to Disney Parks during D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse fan celebration in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Ty Popko)

This nighttime show isn’t the only new thing coming to the park in 2019. Disney’s Hollywood Studios will also be seeing the premiere of Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, which will allow guests to come face to face with racing legend Lightning McQueen, who will teach them about racing from his years of experience on the track. This new experience will be the untold story of Lightning McQueen … as told by Lightning McQueen!

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy
Credit: Disney

The park will also see the new Party with Pixar Pals, beginning January 18. This experience will let guests celebrate the park’s 30th anniversary with The Incredibles, who will host a dance party at Pixar Avenue (where you can also meet the one and only Edna Mode!). Additionally, a door to the monster world will open at Walt Disney Presents, where Mike and Sulley from Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.” will be greeting you.

Party with Pixar Pals
Credit: Disney

The park will also be seeing the premiere of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the first ride-through attraction themed to Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The attraction will feature a new original story and theme song, taking you inside the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts.

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway
Credit: Disney

Last, but most certainly not least, is the premiere of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in the late Fall, which will take Disney’s Hollywood Studios to another galaxy with all of the coming themed land’s intergalactic offerings. Some of which, include two thrilling new attractions: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm

What new attraction or celebration coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019 are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Disney

5 Comments

  1. Mike S.

    The May 1 date was revealed at D23 in November. Several blogs reported the May 1 date back then.

  2. Bespoke Disney

    Hope this night show won’t present at the sime time as Fantasmic

  3. WD looks confused

    It’s more fun when we have exactly 97 seconds to run from Fantasmic over to the Fireworks alongside 5 thousand other people. Nowhere else do huge groups of people get to bond with an experience like that.

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