Visiting Walt Disney World during the early fall has its benefits, including smaller crowds and opportunities to experience Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. But early fall is also smack-dab in the middle of hurricane season and there’s always at least a small chance that your Disney vacation can be impacted by inclement weather. Just over a week ago, Hurricane Irma plowed through Florida, with Disney World in her path. Coincidentally, the day Irma passed through central Florida was to be the day our Disney World vacation ended.
The days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting warmer, and it’s clear that summer is upon us. And there’s no better place to be this summer than at Walt Disney World or Disneyland where summer is heating up with lots of exciting new attractions and activities. In the Magic Kingdom, summer starts tonight with the debut of Happily Ever After, an all new nighttime spectacular featuring fireworks, lasers, and projections on Cinderella Castle.
When’s the last time you visited Disney World or Disneyland? A few months ago? A few years ago? When you were a kid? Never? No matter when you last went on a Disney vacation, there’s a lot of great reasons to look forward to on a visit to Disney World or Disneyland in 2017. Pandora in Disney’s Animal Kingdom This summer, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the biggest Disney theme park in the world, will receive it’s biggest expansion ever: Pandora - The World of Avatar.
Can you believe it’s already November? The holiday season is upon us. Holidays are traditionally spent with family and friends, eating lots of food, exchanging gifts, and being thankful for the blessings we are given. There’s no place like home for the holidays. But for many Disney fans, "home" means Disney World! We love visiting Disney World during the holidays. Our very first trip to Disney World was during the holiday season and almost all of our visits (all but two) have taken place while Disney World is celebrating the season.
After the switch for Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights was turned off for the last time last year, it left many Disney World fans wondering what, if anything, Disney’s Hollywood Studios would offer for the 2016 holiday season. Today we’ve learned that Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!, an all-new fireworks/projection show is debuting this holiday season. The premise of this show is that Santa Claus has gone missing and Wayne and Lanny, the elves from Prep and Landing are leading the search.
The days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising. That can only mean that summer is almost here. And if you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World, then you’re in for an amazing summer. There are new experiences at all four of Walt Disney’s theme parks, at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park, and at Disney Springs. Let’s first take a look at what’s coming to the Magic Kingdom.
In case you’ve missed it, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is undergoing a major overhaul. The original intent for the park was to be a working movie studio, with a few attractions along for the ride. Although a few movies were made at DHS (back when it was Disney-MGM Studios), including Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear, and Ernest Saves Christmas, the plan to have a working studio never panned out. Over time, shows, rides and attractions were added to the park, but the Hollywood theme has been disjointed at best.
We’re hearing that Toy Story Midway Mania in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is closing on March 15th for a one day refurb, likely to complete work in the queue area for a third track to be open sometime this summer. Toy Story Midway Mania is one of the most popular attractions in not only Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but in all of Walt Disney World. This blend of dark ride and video game put guest in front of 3D screens where they shoot balls, throw darts at balloons, and toss pies to earn points.
There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it? Disney’s Hollywood Studios is about to awaken with all new Star Wars experiences! The Disney Parks Blog is reporting that starting April 4th, a new Star Wars stage show named "Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away" will debut at center stage in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. That same day, Captain Phasma (from The Force Awakens) will lead several First Order stormtroopers on a march from the Star Wars Launch Bay to center stage.