Memorial Day has always been the unofficial start to summer, and this year will be no different with this holiday kicking off a number of fun limited-time experiences at Walt Disney World. Though we recently learned that the Donald's Dino-Bash character experience previously announced for the summer (which will bring rare characters LaunchPad McQuack and ScroogeMcDuck to Disney's Animal Kingdom) will now be a permanent addition to DinoLand USA and of course Toy Story Land will officially arrive at Disney's Hollywood Studios on June 30th, there are also a number of limited-time experiences coming this summer to Walt Disney World that will disappear after this season:
1. Edna Mode appearing at the Magic Kingdom beginning this weekend
It was announced earlier this year that celebrated designer Edna Mode, from The Incredibles would be visiting Walt Disney World Resort as part of the "Incredible Summer" celebration, which will also bring limited-time decor and special, expanded entertainment to Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom. Though this new character won't be meeting with guests one on one, guests can visit the Incredible Tomorrowland Expo to party with Edna as well as other characters from The Incredibles from Memorial Day through September 3rd.
2. Disney H2O Glow Nights to start this summer
In just a few weeks Typhoon Lagoon will play host to a new Toy Story-themed after hours upcharge event inspired by the "Partysaurus Rex" short film. Known as Disney H2O Glow Nights, this event will kick off in just a few weeks on June 21 at 8:00 PM, after the park closes to regular day guests, and will last until 11:00 PM. During this evening event guests can enjoy special lighting effects that will transform the water park like never before as Buzz, Woody and Jessie throw a Beach Party inspired by their friend, “Partysaurus” Rex.
In addition to special character meet and greet opportunities as well as a special event-exclusive dance party, all Typhoon Lagoon attractions (including the new Miss Adventure Falls) will be open during this special event, which will be offered all summer long on every Thursday and Saturday from June 21st until August 11th. Admission for this separately-ticketed event will cost $55 for adults and $50 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax).
Right now this is being billed as a limited-time event that will only be held this summer, but if H2O Glow Nights is successful in 2018, we wouldn't be surprised to see it return in the future, potentially with a new theme other than Toy Story.