Out With The Old- In With The New At Disney

Saying goodbye is bitter sweet, so Disney is trying to make saying good bye to some of it’s most iconic rides by lifting black out dates for pass holders. In a move never done before by the park, black-out dates will be lifted for the month of August so pass holders can ride The Great Movie Ride at Hollywood Studios and Ellen’s Energy Adventure at Epcot one final time.

The rides are set to close for good Aug 13th, but the black out dates for pass holders was initially supposed to run until the 11th, only giving pass holders a few days to get one final ride. Disney has lifted the block out dates for the month of August for all four of it’s parks, giving everyone some times to say goodbye to some of the parks’ oldest rides.

All good things come to an end, but the closing of these rides is opening up space for something the whole family will love. The Great Movie Ride will be replaced with Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, where you’ll step through the screen and into Mickey and Minnie’s crazy and colorful cartoon world. With incredible special effects, this crazy adventure will turn you into the star of the beloved Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts that everyone loves.

Ellen’s Energy Adventure will be transformed into something a little more futuristic; a Guardians of the Galaxy ride. Not much is known about this new ride except it’ll be an e-ticket attraction and it’ll be different from the Guardians of the Galaxy ride at Disney California Adventure. And rumor is that Groot and Rocket will be standing front and center for meet and greets that the whole family will get excited about.

Even if you’re not an annual pass holder, the news of these new rides means big changes to how you’ll experience Disney the next time you’re here. And speaking of new rides, Disney has recently announced multiple additions
to enhance the magical experience including:

  • Pandora- World of Avatar
  • Rivers of Light at Animal Kingdom
  • Choza de Margarita at Epcot
  • Miss Adventure Falls at Typhoon Lagoon
  • And so many newrestaurants and shops at Disney Springs

If there is a Disney vacation in your future, you must checkout all the new rides and experiences at each of the parks as soon as you can.The crowds will calm down in the beginning of next year making January or February a great time to plan a trip and experience all of the new magic Disney has to offer.