Though all eyes are on Disney's Hollywood Studios as the August opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge approaches, Disney will be making a few new additions this spring across the resort. From a new show that has already debuted at Disney's Animal Kingdom to the much-anticipated Cars attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios and even a few fun little extras at Disney's resorts, here's every new experience coming to Walt Disney World this spring!
1. Bollywood Beats (Disney's Animal Kingdom)
The brand new Bollywood Beats show, which brings traditional Indian dance together with the fire of Hindi film opened last week at Disney's Animal Kingdom in the Asia area of the park. This show will be performed several times daily at the stage across from the Anandapur Theater, and is expected to stick around for awhile.
2. Mariachi Cobre Presents … The Story of "Coco" (Epcot)
Earlier this month a new show debuted in the outside area of the Mexico Pavilion that tells the story of Coco in a whole new way. For this new show the Mariachi Cobre group is joined by a pair of Folklórico (traditional Mexican folk dance) dancers who perform to the music of the film, pulling everyone into the story of the film. Miguel himself also appears in the show in the form of a whimsical, hand-crafted puppet who comes to life along with the dancers as the music from the film is performed. This show has been very popular in its opening days, and Disney has been changing the schedule at Epcot to try and control crowds in this area of the park.
3. Mermaid School (multiple resorts)
Select hotels at Walt Disney World are now offering a special "Mermaid School" experience where guests can wear a mermaid tail and learn how to swim with it. This experience is available for guests ages 4 and older in this hour-long class, which is available at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. Cost for this experience is $50/person (plus tax)