News and Events
NEW Victoria & Albert’s makes its grand return!
5th August 2022 - Guests at Walt Disney World can now indulge in elegance at Victoria & Albert’s, the culinary crown jewel of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Located within Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the luxurious restaurant know for its contemporary American flavours, has made its momentous return on 28th July with fully reimagined interiors, inspired by Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Celebrations. Awarded the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award since 2000 and Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award since 2018, this is a dining experience you will not want to miss! With a variety of tasting menus and dining options available, there is truly something for everyone as Victoria & Albert’s
NEW The launch of MagicBand+
29th July 2022 - Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is all about technological innovation that will help enhance its guest’s experience. From 27th July, guests will be able to interact with their favourite Disney stories like never before, with the launch of Disney’s newest wearable, MagicBand+, the next generation of Walt Disney World’s beloved MagicBand. This upgrade in technology will allow guests to not only enjoy the convenience of Park and room entry, as well as being able to manage their PhotoPass as we have seen in the past, but will also mean guests can unlock exciting moments of magic throughout the theme parks and resorts. With colour-changing lights, haptic vibrations and gesture recognition, guests will be able to embark on the Disney Fab 50 Quest, a scavenger hunt around the theme parks, using the MagicBand+ to spread pixie dust and interact with the golden character sculptures. PLUS, you’ll be able to experience night-time spectaculars in a new way, as your bands will light up and complement the colours that will light up the night sky to name a few!
NEW Flavours from across the world arrive at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT
22nd July 2022 - We’ve got some exciting news for the foodies out there, as guests are invited to devour flavours from across 6 continents at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE®. This exciting food festival that will be open daily until November 19th 2022, will offer delicious foods and beverages from around the world, from Belgian waffles to chicken wings, dumplings to burgers, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The fun doesn’t stop there either, as guests will also be able to enjoy a range of charming activities, perfect for the entire family, namely a Ratatouille inspired adventure, where you’ll embark on a search for Remy himself in a savoury scavenger hunt around the Festival grounds PLUS more!
NEW Universal’s Epic Universe
12th July 2022 - Construction has officially resumed on Universal’s Epic Universe, which is set to be the most immersive and innovative Park Universal Orlando Resort has to offer. Universal’s Epic Universe is set to offer an entirely new level of experience to guests that will forever change theme park entertainment as we know it. You’ll be able to travel into some of your favourite stories through vibrant lands where the journey itself is the ultimate destination. Not only will guests have an entirely new theme park to explore, there’ll also be an entertainment centre, hotels, shops, restaurants and much more! More exciting details to follow!
NEW Universal's Great Movie Escape!
28th June 2022 - Universal’s Great Movie Escape will be debuting soon and everyone at MagicBreaks is super excited. The futuristic escape rooms will be themed around classic Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s blockbuster films Jurassic Park and Back to the Future. These next-level experiences have been curated and designed by the creative mastermind responsible for Universal’s Halloween Horror nights, and the experience is not to be missed!
NEW Minnie Van Service returning June 29th!
14th June 2022 - Visiting Walt Disney World Resort and aren’t hiring a car? Don’t worry, the Minnie Van™ service have you covered. Available through the Lyft app, the Minnie™ Van service is a great way to travel around quickly and in comfort, with the added benefit of travelling in a Disney-owned and operated vehicle, driven by a cast member. Prices are very competitive and it’s easy to request a ride through the Lyft app no matter where on resort you are!
NEW Finding Nemo: The Big Blue... and Beyond! - Returning June 13th!
10th June 2022 - Take a trip ‘under the sea’ as you enjoy the return of the exciting stage show ‘Finding Nemo: The Big Blue... and Beyond!’ Based on the ever popular Disney.Pixar film Finding Nemo, the show takes you on an exciting adventure, similar to the film, through a combination of live performers and animated backdrops, all taking place in a theatre complete with innervational lighting, sound and special effects to bring Nemo’s undersea world to life! This amazing performance features popular songs such as ‘In the Big Blue World’ and ‘Go with the Flow’.
NEW Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind is open!
30th May 2022 - After almost 5 years since the attraction was announced, we are ecstatic to announce that Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind is finally open at Walt Disney World Resort! The futuristic family-thrill coaster, which is located in World Discovery at EPCOT has opened its doors, and it is sure not to disappoint. Guests will start their adventure by touring the Galaxarium - a futuristic space-like exhibition which shows the differences between Xandar and Earth’s galaxies. As the tour is about to come to a close, you will be called into action and asked to help the likes of Groot, Gamora, Rocket and Star-Lord on an urgent and thrilling mission, are you ready?!
NEW Harmony Barber Shop reopening 31st July!
27th May 2022 - The much loved Harmony Barber Shop, located on Main Street U.S.A® will be reopening its doors on the 31st July at Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park. This traditional and old-fashioned barbers provides haircuts for both adults and children, and is sure to be a memorable experience, who else can say they had a haircut in the most magical place on earth? Advance reservations are recommended via the My Disney Experience App, however a limited number of walk-in appointment are also available.
NEW Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets now on general sale!
20th May 2022 - Tickets for the Halloween event of the year have finally gone on general sale! Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is an event like no other. Guests will be able to dress in their spookiest Halloween costumes, and of course, it wouldn’t be Halloween without lots of candy and treats! You’ll be able to experience Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular, with an incredible(‘ly spooky) fireworks display which features your favourite Disney Characters and Disney villains!
NEW Brand new details on EPCOT transformation revealed!
13th May 2022 - Disney imagineers have been busy redesigning spaces within EPCOT to incorporate a more international flare. The newly released plans, show a beautiful hub in World Celebration, which is divided into different styled gardens. Each garden will have a different feel, and will change according to the various EPCOT festivals each year. Breath-taking light features will be installed to create an immersive night time experience, that will also change through the seasons. The luscious gardens will surround CommuniCore Plaza and CommuniCore Hall, an outdoor event area and multi-use facility that brings the international festivals of EPCOT to life, through musical performances.
NEW Fantasmic! Returning in 2022!
6th May 2022 - No trip to Walt Disney World would be complete without watching ‘Fantasmic!’ and it’s no wonder why. The spectacular show features world class special effects, incredible pyrotechnics and mesmerising music, including dozens of Disney Characters from some of your much-loved movies. Disney have announced that it will be making a return later on this year - we will be sure to update you as soon as we have a confirmed date!
NEW Universal's Epic Universe update!
29th April 2022 - Construction for Universal’s Epic Universe is in full swing and we at MagicBreaks couldn’t be more excited! The theme park, which will be the largest in the US and second globally, is said to be the most immersive and innovative theme park that Universal have ever created. Although details of the park are being kept firmly under wraps, Universal have promised us that this is going to be AMAZING!
NEW Character hugs are back at Walt Disney World
22nd April 2022 - The long awaited day has finally arrived, character hugs are finally back at Walt Disney World! Guests at Walt Disney World Resort will now be able to hug, high five and pose for selfies with their favourite Disney Characters! As of April 18th, guests will once again be able to get closer to the magic, which is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face!
NEW Moana's Journey of Water Attraction comes to Walt Disney World
14th April 2022 - Fans of the popular Disney film Moana are in for a real treat as Disney have announced the first-ever attraction inspired by the hit Walt Disney Studios film. Journey of Water will be a walk-through exploration trail, where guests can experience true magic and living water amongst a truly stunning naturistic setting. The exciting attraction will be based in Epcot and does not yet have a confirmed opening date. More information to follow!
NEW Opening date confirmed for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
8th April 2022 - The news we’ve all been waiting for, the opening date for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has been announced, and it’s very soon! The highly anticipated intergalactic attraction will finally be opening its doors at Walt Disney World on May the 27th 2022! The soon to open ride, which is located in Epcot, is going to feature the first ever reverse-launch on a Disney rollercoaster and will rotate a full 360 degrees, so you won’t miss any action!
NEW Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights goes on sale
1st April 2022 - The Halloween event of the year has just gone on sale and is set to be scarier than ever before! Not one for the faint-hearted, those brave enough to attend will make their way through 10 spooky haunted houses, 5 creepy scare zones and 2 exciting live shows, along with select attractions at Universal Studios’. This popular event takes place on select nights between September 2nd and October 31st and is a ticketed event. Please get in touch for more information and to purchase tickets!
NEW H2O Glow After Hours
25th March 2022 - The ever popular Disney H20 Glow After Hours is returning to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park from May 28th, and is set to run every Saturday until August 27th. Walt Disney World have promised that this year will be the best ever, with brand new elements set to shake up the summer! The event features complimentary food and beverages, along with amazing DJ’s that will transform the water park into a family beach party like no other! Please note that tickets are at an additional cost and the event has a limited capacity. Please contact us for more information.
NEW TRON Lightcycle Power Run coming to Magic Kingdom Park
18th March 2022 - A brand new futuristic roller coaster has recently been announced as an exciting addition to the much loved Magic Kingdom Park. The coaster, which also runs in the Shanghai Disneyland has proven very popular with guests and is expected to be even more popular at Walt Disney World! We are yet to receive more information on the roller coaster as Disney are keeping this exciting project under wraps, however we have been assured that this is not one to miss when it opens. More information to follow.
NEW Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
11th March 2022 - Just when you thought Epcot couldn’t get anymore exciting, Walt Disney World have announced a brand new Guardians of the Galaxy themed roller coaster! This super high-tech attraction is currently under construction for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary and is scheduled to open in Summer 2022. Disney have gone all out with this first-of-a-kind attraction, which is going to be one of the longest enclosed coasters in the world!
NEW Brand new and returning entertainment
4th March 2022 - The magic is back and bigger than ever at Walt Disney World, as a mixture of your favourite shows return and brand new events make their debut. First up in Magic Kingdom is the brand new Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade which features nearly 30 much-loved characters from the likes of Zootopia, the Jungle Book and even Miguel from Coco in his debut park appearance! Also, the hugely popular Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade returns from the 9th of March, which includes beloved Disney characters, the show stopper being the fire-breathing Maleficent Dragon that towers 26 feet in the air.
NEW Epcot International Flower and Garden festival returns!
25th February 2022 - The Epcot International Flower and Garden festival returns on March 2nd and we couldn't be anymore excited! The park's landscape will be transformed by thousands of plants and other unique garden exhibits! As well as these displays, there will be the option to sample a range of creative cuisines from the various outdoor kitchen stalls! This Spring time event lasts until July 4th.
NEW Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort
13th January 2022 - Music legend Diana Ross, global superstar Khalid and grammy-nominated DJ Marshmello are set to headline amazing live concerts as part of Universal Orlando Resort's Mardi Gras 2022 celebration, running from 5th February - 24th April 2022! This dynamic event is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Florida, where you'll experience star-studded live concerts, a spectacular parade and savoury cuisine inspired by diverse flavours from around the world.
NEW FREE Nights & Days at Walt Disney World in 2022
14th December 2021 - Walt Disney World have just released a fantastic new offer for arrivals between 15th May - 10th September 2022! You can benefit from Up to 2 FREE nights on a 2 week holiday! Plus, you'll receive the Disney 14-Day Magic Ticket for the price of 7! Find out more about this amazing offer here.
NEW Walt Disney World 2023 holidays now on sale!
9th December 2021 - Amazing news, from today you can book your unforgettable Walt Disney World holiday for arrivals in 2023! Book early with low deposits from only £50 per person, and pay the remainder of your balance easily online in instalments. View our fantastic offers for 2023 here.
NEW Disney Genie Service
2nd November 2021 - Disney have released a fantastic new complimentary service at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, that will make your theme park visit easier and even more fun! The Disney Genie service creates your best Disney day inspired by your party's top interests. You'll have the opportunity to share what you'd like to do in a few easy steps. You can plan specific attractions, food experiences and entertainment, to special interests like Disney Princesses, villains, Pixar, Star Wars, thrill rides and more! Find out more here.
More details about the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary revealed
1st September 2021 - To celebrate Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary, the resort is welcoming guests to ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration.’ The 18-month event beginning on 1st October 2021, ushers in a spectacular array of new attractions, EARidescent décor, nighttime spectaculars and much more. Find out more here.
"Halloween Horror Nights Icons: Captured"
10th August 2021 - The most notorious Halloween Horror Nights icons in Universal Orlando history will join forces to inflict unimaginable terror upon guests in the all-original haunted house – Halloween Horror Nights Icons: Captured. The sinister new experience will thrust guests into a monstrous “Hell of Fame” where they’ll face The Caretaker, The Director, The Usher, The Storyteller, Jack the Clown, Chance and more as part of Halloween Horror Nights 2021, celebrating 30 years of fear select nights from 3rd September - 31st October 2021.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort
25th June 2021 - The most frightful event of the year is coming back to Universal Orlando Resort this autumn! From 3rd September - 31st October 2021, you can experience the very popular Halloween Horror Nights, where you'll find terrifying haunted houses, sinister scare zones, outrageous live entertainment and some of the parks most exhilarating attractions! It's time to start screaming!
Jurassic World VelociCoaster is now open at Universal Orlando Resort!
10th June 2021 - Are you ready to feel the rush of the hunt? In the brand-new Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Universal Orlando Resort, you'll speed through the jungle high above the terrain!
Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary Package
20th May 2021 - You're invited to be a part of the magical 50th Anniversary celebrations at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in 2022! Plus, for a limited time only you'll receive up to $950 Disney Dining Credit per room, 14-day Tickets for the price of 7 and $200 Disney Spending Money! Valid on select dates in 2022 at select Disney Resort Hotels. Book by 3rd August 2021! Find out more here.
Jurassic World VelociCoaster will be opening at Universal Orlando Resort on 10th June 2021!
6th April 2021 - A new set of tracks is making its way through the jungles of Jurassic Park. Prepare to experience the Jurassic World VelociCoaster, coming to Universal’s Islands of Adventure on 10th June 2021!
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is back!
9th March 2021 - The fantastic seasonal event - Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - arrived at Walt Disney World on 3rd March! Guests will admire brilliant gardens, unique exhibits and sculptures of beloved Disney Characters! Plus, sample a variety of delicious dishes, desserts and speciality drinks at exclusive outdoor kitchens! The event will run until 5th July 2021.
Universal resume work on their 4th Orlando theme park!
3rd March 2021 - Universal have announced they have resumed work on their new Epic Universe theme park. Epic Universe will feature a theme park, entertainment centre, hotels, shops and restaurants.
2022 Walt Disney World Holidays Now On Sale!
16th February 2021 - Great news! You can now book a stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel for arrivals in 2022! With 4 thrilling theme parks and 2 amazing water parks to explore, plus countless opportunities for dining and shopping, Walt Disney World resort in Florida really is the perfect destination for the ultimate family holiday! Book today with low deposits from just £50 per person! Find out more here.
FREE Nights & FREE Days Offer Extended!
9th February 2021 - The fantastic FREE Nights & FREE Days offer for 2021 arrivals at Walt Disney World Resort has been extended! You can now book and benefit from this offer up to 30th June 2021. You'll receive up to 4 FREE Resort Nights on a 2 week holiday! Plus, you'll benefit from Disney's 14-Day Ultimate Ticket for the price of 7 and receive $200 Disney Spending Money!
Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Arts arrives at Walt Disney World Resort
8th January 2021 - Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort between 8th January - 22nd February 2021 will be able to celebrate the creation of Arts & Cuisine each day in Epcot. You'll be able to catch captivating entertainment throughout the park, and discover creative twists on delicious drinks and snacks around both World Showcase and Future World.
Magical seasonal experiences at Walt Disney World Resort this Autumn
27th September - Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort in Florida this Autumn will experience many magical seasonal surprises to celebrate Halloween. Be on the lookout for beloved Disney Characters in their favourite Halloween costumes and enjoy devilishly delicious treats!
All 4 Theme Parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida are now open!
17th July - All 4 Theme Parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida are now reopen! Guests can once again experience all of the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot!
The magic is back at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida!
11th July - Great news! Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park are reopening and welcoming back guests from today!
The magic is back at Universal Orlando Resort™!
5th June - Today Universal Orlando Resort™ is reopening it's Theme Parks and welcoming back guests! Guests can explore the 2 thrilling Theme Parks and enjoy unforgettable dining and incredible entertainment, plus relax at a spectacular on-site hotel!
Walt Disney World Resort in Florida NEW Dining Plan Plus option
4th March - Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has introduced a new Dining Plan option. The Disney Quick Service and the Disney Deluxe Dining plans will stay the same, the Disney Dining Plan Plus will enable guests to have more flexibility on where they eat.
Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to receive royal makeover.
19th February - Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, is going to receive a beautiful update ready for the parks 50th Anniversary. Work is due to begin in the next few weeks and continue through the summer. The enhancements will make Cinderella’s castle stand out as the iconic centrepiece.
Walt Disney World Resort in Florida new Disney Villains After Hours Party starts!
12th February - On selected nights from now until July 10 2020, Magic Kingdom Park celebrates your favourite baddie during Disney Villains after Hours! With exciting stage shows, parties and meet and greets, this event offers a fun evening for all the family to bring out their bad side!
Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts begins in Walt Disney World Resort in Florida
24th January - From now until 24th February 2020, Epcot is host to this fun, interactive festival. Jump into a wide array of arts, featuring some of Disney’s biggest Broadway stars, creative workshops and even meet some very talented Disney artists. On selected evening at the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion, Disney on Broadway Concert Series hosts different pairs to sing some of the most well known Disney Broadway songs.
Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World Resort in Florida – NOW OPEN!
10th December - Using the latest cutting-edge technology, join the resistance in this battle against the first order! The Resistance need your help and are recruiting for a secret mission. Prepare for a thrilling adventure in a galaxy far far away!
Star Tours – The Adventure Continues adding new Destinations!
31st October - On December 20th 2019, the latest episode of the Star Wars Saga is released, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Guests can visit new and exciting destinations from the movie while riding Star Tours - The Adventure continues from the 20th December at Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disney Resort!
Epcot Experience opens at Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida
10th October - Odyssey events pavilion hosts a new interactive experience from Walt Disney Imagineering. Find out the latest updates of what is happening across the park. The 360-degree, 12 minute presentation shows the new ground-breaking attractions and unforgettable experience coming over the next few years!
'Enchanted Rose' - NEW Lounge coming to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida
16th September - A new "Beauty and the Beast" inspired lounge is coming to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Enchanted Rose will be located on the second floor of the lobby and celebrate the magic and romance of this popular live-action movie. It will feature a delicious menu with a variety of shareable bites, the beverage menu has a variety of cocktails and martinis, beers and ciders, and non-alcoholic options for guests of all ages. Enchanted rose is due to open this fall, a perfect time to relax and enjoy being their guest!
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge NOW OPEN at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida!
29th August - NOW OPEN at Disney's Hollywood Studios - Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Discover your own Star Wars™ story and live your adventure in a galaxy far, far away, whilst exploring a remote outpost and flying the Millennium Falcon.
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