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Top 6 New Experiences For Students at Disney Parks in 2018

by The Disney Youth Programs team

It may only be February but it’s never too early to start planning an end of year trip with your class. This year, both the Disneyland® Resort and Walt Disney World® Resort will bring new and exciting offerings to our parks to celebrate your students.

Check out our top six new “must do’s” on both coasts:

6. Incredible Summer – Your students will have an Incredible Summer at Walt Disney World® with new experiences in all four Theme Parks. They can join supers in a take over of Tommorrowland at Magic Kingdom® Park, assemble with Super Heroes in an all new concert series at Epcot®, play big at Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and interact with Donald and Pals in DinoLand U.S.A at Disney’s Animal Kingdom®.

5. Disney’s Animal Kingdom® 20th Anniversary - Connect your class with nature and wildlife through educational entertainment offerings and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® at the Party for the Planet from April 22 through May 5.

4. Pixar Fest - Kicking off on April 13 at the Disneyland® Resort, your students can experience a limited-time celebration featuring a brand-new fireworks spectacular, “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular”, the return of “Paint the Night” parade and “Pixar Play Parade” along with even more Pixar-themed entertainment, themed food and beverage and merchandise.

3. Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival - You and your students won’t want to miss the intricate horticulture and tasty culinary offerings during the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival from Feb. 28 through May 28.

2. Pixar Pier- Experience a transformed land at Disney’s California Adventure® Park with your class and set course for adventure on the new Incredicoaster, four Pixar-themed neighborhoods and much more later this summer.

1. Toy Story Land- Your class can shrink down to the size of a toy and explore Andy’s backyard plus experience two new themed attractions coming this summer. Slinky Dog Dash, a wild coaster that stretches throughout the land and Alien Swirling Saucers, an intergalactic spin through space set to an out-of-this-world beat provide a larger-than-life playground for your students at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.

Gather your group and celebrate the end of the school year at the Disneyland® Resort or Walt Disney World® Resort with your class for a fraction of the price by visiting When you visit, be sure to use #DisneyYouthPrograms and showcase your field trip of a lifetime!

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