Disney announced numerous dates and offered details on many of this summer’s new offerings.
At Animal Kingdom, Tiffins/Nomad Lounge and most of the nighttime entertainment will open/begin on May 27th, but the first Jungle Book: Alive with Magic show is scheduled the following night on the 28th.
Dining Packages are available at Tiffins and Tusker House. Tiffins includes one appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage for $67/adults and $32 kids ages 3-9. At Tusker House, the dining package for breakfast is $37/adult and $23/kids ages 3-9. Lunch and dinner are both $49/adult and $30 kids. That’s an upcharge of $7/adult and $5/child versus regular prices. Both include a reserved seat in wherever the reserved section is located. Reservations open on Saturday May 21st. 6am online and 7am by phone. FastPass+ should be available beginning at 7am on May 21st as well. I would not expect any discounts to be offered on the Dining Packages, including Tables in Wonderland.
Disney Parks Blog has more details and the Tiffins/Nomad Lounge menu here: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/05/a-look-at-the-menu-for-tiffins-restaurant-nomad-lounge-opening-may-27-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/. Nomad Lounge is expected to offer additional items. More info on other nighttime enhancements, including some new Jungle Book art, here: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/05/first-ever-night-experiences-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-begin-may-27/.
Pangani Forest Exploration Trail will change its name to Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail on May 27th.
At Epcot, the original Soarin’ film will return starting May 27th and continue until June 16th. FastPass+ will be available starting May 21st. More details here: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/05/last-chance-to-experience-the-classic-soarin-at-epcot-and-disney-california-adventure-before-soarin-around-the-world-debuts-on-june-17/.
Frozen Ever After and the Royal Sommerhus Meet and Greet will officially open Tuesday June 21st. Norway will open with Future World at 9am with the hope that they will let people into Norway earlier than that. FastPass+ will be available beginning May 21st, which is one day too early for those booking 30 days out. It does not sound like the Meet and Greet will offer FastPass+. None of the new characters do, including Olaf and Joy/Sadness. More details here: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/05/last-chance-to-experience-the-classic-soarin-at-epcot-and-disney-california-adventure-before-soarin-around-the-world-debuts-on-june-17/.
The new Star Wars fireworks show with projections on the Great Movie Ride’s facade will begin June 17th. More details here: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/05/new-star-wars-a-galactic-spectacular-fireworks-set-to-make-history-at-disneys-hollywood-studios-starting-june-17/.
Disney also confirmed that the new stage show in front of Cinderella Castle, Mickey’s Friendship Faire, will debut June 17th. More details: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/05/mickeys-royal-friendship-faire-begins-june-17-at-magic-kingdom-park/.
Chronologically, this is what we’re looking at:
Saturday May 21 6am online and 7am by phone: Reservations for Tiffins and Jungle Book Dining Packages open.
Saturday May 21 at 7am: FastPass+ for the original Soarin’ show (from May 27th to June 16th) and Frozen Ever After (for dates beginning June 21st) open.
Friday May 27: Original Soarin’ film returns to Epcot. Animal Kingdom nighttime enhancements with the exception of the Jungle Book show start.
Saturday May 28: The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic show at Animal Kingdom begins.
Friday June 17: Soarin’ Around the World debuts at Epcot. New Star Wars Fireworks debut at Hollywood Studios. New Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire show debuts at Magic Kingdom.
Tuesday June 21: Frozen Ever After and Royal Sommerhus Meet and Greet open.