2008 a Year of Change at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is never the same for long. Each year sees the introduction of new attractions, characters, and venues. And 2008 is no different. Among other things happening next year at WDW, Disney-MGM Studios will be re-named Disney’s Hollywood Studios, effective January 1, 2008.

But what’s in a name? What really matters are the rides, and there are plenty of new attractions coming to WDW, including:

Toy Story Mania!: Guests get sporty in a new Toy Story competition inspired by Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story films. Once past the queuing area, guests don 3-D glasses, board fanciful vehicles and zip into a world of exciting midway-style games hosted by many of their favorite Toy Story characters. Opens summer 2008.

Block Party Bash: Play, party and dance as Disney-Pixar Film Pals present the wildest, most interactive parade in Disney history. New to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, “Block Party Bash” invites guests to rock out to retro tunes, be dazzled by acrobatics, and join in the fun as more than 20 Disney-Pixar Film Pals fill the theme park streets. Opens spring 2008

Playhouse Disney-Live on Stage: A new cast of friends from Playhouse Disney fills the popular Playhouse Disney Stage. Children will be on their feet singing, clapping, and dancing to performing stars from “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Little Einsteins,” “Handy Manny,” and more. Opens February 2008.