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6 New Experiences Coming This Spring to Walt Disney World

4. Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy (Disney's Hollywood Studios)

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Open: March 31

Later this month, Disney will open a new Cars attraction will immerse guests in the world of Cars and bring them face to face with racing legend Lightning McQueen. Taking on the role of rookie racer, guests will cruise into the theater and find yourself face-to-face with this character, who will appear "live" on stage in animatronic form, while giant, wraparound screens that are nearly two stories tall and stretch more than 200 feet from end to end, pull guests into into the action. 

The show will take place after the events of Cars 3, and feature McQueen going through some of his career highlights while testing out a new racing simulator before, inevitably, things go wrong (as they always do in theme park attractions!)

5. Captain Hook's Pirate Crew (Disney's Yacht and Beach Club resort)

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Open: April 28

Now that the Pixar kids' experience is ending at Disney's Contemporary Resort, a new kids' experience at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club will be taking place from 5pm to 8:30pm. In this new experience, Captain Hook will be looking for a new band of adventurers to learn the pirate code and follow clues leading to hidden treasure. As part of Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew, these young buccaneers will comb through the resort and set sail on a pontoon boat around Crescent Lake including an escape room type experience. Once the treasure is unearthed, all join in a Pirate Feast that includes selections such as Cannon Meatballs with marinara or macaroni and “gold” sauce for entrees, along with a treasure chest treat or fruit for dessert. This new offering will cost $55 (plus tax) per child and is available for ages 4 to 12. 

6. Fancy Nancy meet and greet

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Open: May 1

Disney Junior character Fancy Nancy will be coming soon to an all-new character greeting location at Disney's Hollywood Studios' Animation Courtyard, where she’ll be meeting in front of her backyard playhouse. Nancy will also soon be part of breakfast at Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine at Hollywood & Vine - alongside Vampirina, Doc McStuffins and Roadster Racer Goofy. This new character experience will replace Sofia the First, who will no longer be meeting guests in this area at Disney's Hollywood Studios. 

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