BREAKING: Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage, Turtle Talk with Crush, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, and Wonderful World of Animation Return Dates Announced for Walt Disney World

Starting August 1, the “Wonderful World of Animation” will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This cinematic nighttime experience leverages projection mapping technology to transform the park’s iconic Chinese Theater on a magical journey through more than 90 years of Disney animation.

On August 15, a tale as old as time will return to Theater of the Stars on Sunset Boulevard with “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage.” The heartwarming tale of Belle and Beast will once again swirl to life in this lush stage performance, with colorful costumes, gorgeous scenery and the songs you know and love. We here at WDWNT of course told you this return was imminent a few weeks back.


As was reported recently, rehearsals have begun and you’ll soon be able to visit those monsters of comedy in Monstropolis and chat with a certain sea turtle at The Seas with Nemo & Friends. Mike Wazowski will begin welcoming humans to the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor at Magic Kingdom Park on August 8. And beginning August 21, you can get your most pressing questions answered during Turtle Talk with Crush at EPCOT.

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Adam H Handley
Adam H Handley
1 month ago

So some entertainment is coming back! I really hope the other offerings like the Citizens of Main Street and the Citizens of Hollywood will follow suit!

1 month ago

Really hope Indiana Jones Stunt show isn’t far behind.

1 month ago

The only acceptable reason for these not being open already is the labor shortage. The parks are packed this week. I’d say MK was at 75% today. Almost all rides were at 45+ minutes from 11 – 6. During the fireworks they encourage everyone to move closer together to fill in the gaps. So they have no right to use COVID as an excuse for not opening everything up. You can’t have it both ways.