What’s New at Walt Disney World? The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is an inspiring and exciting event and as I sit in the Yacht Club Resort’s conference room, I am live blogging about all that’s new and exciting here.

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George A. Kalogridis, President of Walt Disney World Resort has just presented how Disney is awakening summer! Here’s what you need to know:

  1. My Disney Experience‘ can be used now to make an additional FastPass+ experience on the fly.
  2. Magic Bands can now unlock personalized surprises. Since the introduction of Magic Bands, there’s been an over 50% increase in guests using fast passes.
  3. You can buy items on the Disney app and have them delivered to your hotel or home. The app also works from home.
  4. There is a transformation that has morphed Downtown Disney into Disney Springs that will be doubling the shopping experiences at the resort.
  5. New experiences: In Magic Kingdom, we can look forward to Mickey’s Royal Friendship Fair and (Disney Channel’s) Princess Elena will be introduced as the newest Disney Princess.
  6. At Epcot, Dory joins Turtle talk!
  7. At Norway pavilion, Frozen Ever After and the Royal Summerhouse will open next month, so you can have an audience with Elsa and Anna.
  8. Disney Shanghai will open next month, and one of the new rides will be Soarin’ Around The World with a whole new adventure reel.
  9. At Hollywood Studios Starwars, Galactic Experience will open along with a new live show called Galactic Adventures.
  10. At Animal Kingdom, the restaurant Tiffins is opening and The Jungle Book’s ‘Alive with Magic’ will open on Memorial Day weekend along with a new light show.
  11. Next year, Pandora, the World of Avatar ‘Flight of Passage’ opens.
  12. Hollywood Studios’ Star Wars Land is currently being built.

There’s your quick update on what’s new and coming at Walt Disney World, Announced on May 6, 2016. I haven’t even left yet and I’m already planning my tip back!

Disclosure: The Walt Disney Company invited me to attend the Social Media Moms Celebration and I received gifts and special opportunities as part of the conference. All opinions are my own.