Disney Quest at Disney Springs

Disney Quest at Disney Springs Is Closing Permanently on July 3, 2017

The one-of-a-kind indoor interactive fun and gaming attraction Disney Quest closes forever, making way for a brand new basketball experience, namely The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort. This is something that fans are aware of since 2015 when Disney had revealed its intent for the first time to stop running Disney Quest and use the venue to create a unique NBA entertainment complex instead. Now with the recent announcement it becomes clear that Disney Quest is available for us until it closes forever on July 3, 2017

Located at Disney Springs West Side Neighborhood, Disney Quest has been a great source of entertainment for all the guests. The 5 story attraction houses some of the most unique gaming experiences, featuring fantasy adventure games, virtual reality and classic arcade games across four distinct play zones (Explore Zone, Score Zone, Create Zone and Replay Zone). There is something special for everyone on each floor of the landmark building. Among the many great Disney Quest highlights include a life-size game, CyberSpace Mountain, Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam, design-your-own-roller-coaster motion-simulator ride and many other arcade video games.

Since inception Disney Quest is considered as a landmark attraction that Disney Springs (previously Downtown Disney) area has to offer. However, it started to appear dated with time, and for many the big-time attraction fell victim to the constantly changing technological needs of the hour. There are others who think Disney Quest had lost its “wow” factor with time as well. Moreover, given the multi-year Disney Springs transformation program, and with more and more fresh and new venues popping up one after the other, it becomes a tough choice for Disney to continue with many of the older attractions in the area. It’s true that Disney Quest may cease to exist on July 3, 2017, but then it’s leaving for good. There are many new and incredible experiences waiting to take their turn, and the NBA Experience is definitely the perfect substitute to start with.

The NBA Experience at Disney Springs

The NBA Experience at Disney Springs


The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort is a never-before basketball-themed attraction, featuring hands on activities, high-tech immersive experiences, including a restaurant and a retail store. The new attraction will put you right in the middle of your favorite NBA actions. Officialticketcenter.com will bring to you more on this as and when Disney make further revelations, including the announcement of its opening.

Disney After Hours

Disney After Hours – An Amazing Night-time Experience

The Disney Parks are the most favorite family fun destinations that Orlando has to offer. However, for many, things are not so exciting given the increasing crowd and long wait times. But thanks to Disney for coming up with new and exciting ways of dealing the inevitable crowd issues time and again. The unique Disney After Hours program is a great example in this regard, featuring 3-hours of most memorable theme-park experience with little-to-no wait time.

Disney after Hours event offers the most exclusive excess to over two dozen top-of-the-line attractions inside the happiest place ever. Guests have the privilege of being a part of the thinnest crowd ever. They are able to maximize their involvement with no wait across 25 unique Magic Kingdom attractions, including Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight, Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, Space Mountain, and many more.

Disney After Hours 2017

Disney After Hours 2017


The 2017 Disney After Hours event is available on select dates from January through March – January 20 and 27 from 9 pm to 12 midnight, February 2, 9 and 16 from 8 pm to 11 pm and March 2 and 9 from 9 pm to 12 midnight. It’s a hard ticket event and tickets are available at a reduced price for all guests at $119.00 + taxes. Disney is also giving away the special ticket at discounted rates for its annual pass holders and Disney Vacation Club members at just $89 a ticket. Along with the exclusive access to the Park attractions, the tickets include complimentary ice cream, popcorn, and select beverages too. Other food items are available for purchase as well.

It’s to be noted that the Disney After Hours event allows park entry as early as 7 pm i.e. more than an hour ahead of the Event. Due to this guests have the advantage of enjoying some extra magic moments, such as the nightly – Wishes fireworks show prior to the scheduled closing time. Moreover, the special Event doesn’t affect Extra Magic Hours in any away. Both the programs are scheduled to be held on different nights. So guest staying at a Resort hotel will continue enjoying their share of Extra Magic Hours as usual.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival Combines the Best of Music and Culinary Experiences

The special annual events hosted by the world famous theme parks and resorts in Orlando are source to unique fun and festivities. Visiting the parks during such special occasion is a different experience altogether. This is the time when the fun and entertainment doubles up leaving you and your family with even more special and memorable moments to share and celebrate. At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay too it’s the return of the annual Food and Wine Festival that brings to life the festive spirit that many don’t want to miss. In deed the popular Busch Gardens Event is a unique mix of music and culinary delights.

The popular Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival is running for its third consecutive year, featuring an amazing line-up of musical acts by chart-topping artists and culinary masterpieces, starting March 4, 2017 through April 30, 2017. No extra fee is required. The Event and the Concerts included with the Park’s regular admissions, and with any annual pass or fun card.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival Concert line-up

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival Concert line-up


Music lovers will have the best in country, contemporary, classic, Latin, pop and rock genre to choose from. Among the big names in entertainment that take over the stage for the headlining concert at 7 p.m. on Gwazi Field on every Saturdays and Sundays throughout the Event include Daughtry – March 4, Andy Grammer – March 5, Goo Goo Dolls – March 11, Kool & The Gang – March 12, Young the Giant – March 18, Jason Isbell & John Hiatt Trio – March 19, NBC’s The Voice finalists Craig Wayne Boyd & Adam Wakefield – March 25, El Gran Combo – March 26, DNCE – April 1, Walk Off The Earth – April 2, Daya and Matt Nathanson – April 9, Newsboys – April 16, Gilberto Santa Rosa – April 22, Lynyrd Skynyrd – April 23, and more.

When it comes to food and wine, the Festival is loaded with exciting new cuisine, dishes and alcoholic beverages that can change your selection of taste and flavours forever. Among the main food offerings include lobster ravioli, banana foster panna cotta, duck tacos, gator bites, bacon mac & cheese, brown sugar rubbed pork belly, cabernet-filled chocolates and many others. Wine lovers can choose from a wide selection of wines, cocktails and brews as well. It’s to be noted that unlike the Concerts, the food and beverage is chargeable and is available for an extra fee. For alcoholic beverages one must be 21 years or older.

Epcot Festival of the Arts

New Epcot Arts Show Brings Together the Best of Visual, Culinary and Performing Arts

The all new Epcot arts Show – Epcot International Festival of the Arts, from January 13, 2017 through February 20, 2017 is a unique mix of Visual, Culinary and Performing Arts that Disney World has to offer. Guest visiting the event will be acquainted with the best of global masterpieces, featuring visual arts, Broadway singers, and incredible culinary experiences for six consecutive weekends at the Resort’s most festive driven Park, Epcot. Indeed a never – before experience for your eyes, ears and taste buds all together.

Epcot Arts Fest

Epcot Arts Fest


The special Epcot Event showcases incredible art works from old Disney art experts, such as Mary Blair and Herb Ryman to present day Disney artist – Joe Kaminski and Costa Alavezos. Also guests at the Event enjoy live demonstrations of the whole creative process that leads to such amazing creations. Along with the visuals, guests at the Event also come across some of the greatest culinary offerings ever. All the food lovers! Make sure to visit the irresistible Food Studios where the Disney chefs offer their most tempting creations both for your taste buds and the eyes as well.


Another most exciting feature about Epcot International Festival of the Arts is its unique initiative in showcasing performing arts. The extraordinary Event joins hands with the Disney theatrical to make things even more entertaining at the America Gardens Theater stage. The Event presents phenomenal Broadway talents, such as Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland on Jan. 13-16 and 20-23. The Brown and Strickland pair is followed by Kerry Butler and Kevin Massey Jan. 27-30 and Feb. 3-6, while Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White will share the stage on Feb. 10-13 and 17-20. The different pairings are performing songs from award winning Disney on Broadway shows, including Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Aladdin and Newsies, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and more.

The special Event operates Fridays through Mondays over a period of six exciting weekends with each weekend showcasing new arts from historical and current Disney artists. The performances are scheduled at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. for each evening of the Fest. No extra fee is required to attend. Entry to the Festival is included in the regular Epcot admission.

Disney World Christmas 2016

Christmas in Orlando Is Extra Magical

The holiday season offers the most wonderful opportunity to visit the world famous theme Parks in Orlando. With so many special events, including parades, shows and miles of dazzling lights and decorations around, it makes a tough choice for the guests. Whether it’s Disney World, or Universal or SeaWorld for that matter, every park has its own unique way of celebrating the epic Story. The crowd is big and so is the celebration. Join the festive fun for a memorable holiday experience.

Magic Kingdom Christmas 2016

Magic Kingdom Christmas 2016

If you are planning to visit Disney World during the Holidays then don’t forget to include the iconic Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom. The Castle comes alive with a breath-taking makeover, featuring over 20000 lights during Christmas. With the special night-time show A Frozen Holiday Wish led by Queen Elsa and her friends Anna, Kristoff and Olaf, the Castle transforms into a glittering ice palace – a sight you really don’t want to miss. Another must visit Magic Kingdom offering is the most popular, separately ticketed Event – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Here you will experience the Christmas magic with Mickey like no other. The annual Event comes with plenty of Festive offerings such as Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and the holly jolly stage show – Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration’, Fireworks and much more.

At Epcot the holly jolly sights of Christmas traditions from around the world is a great fun. Holidays Around the World offers an incredible mix of sights, sounds and flavors of the season from cultures across the globe. The stunning Candlelight Processional, on the other hand takes the popular tradition to new height with awe-inspiring performances from celebrity narrators. Disney’s Hollywood Studios comes with all new Christmas spectacular Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

Universal Orlando Christmas 2016

Universal Orlando Christmas 2016

At Universal Studios Florida it’s the most amazing ‘Macy’s Holiday Parade’ that brings to life the spirit of the season. The highlight includes sights of amazing balloons and floats, bands, dancers and not to mention the surprising Santa, and the tree lighting ritual. On the other hand, at Islands of Adventure the Grinch is doing his best to ruin the celebrations, coz it’s no Christmas, it’s Grinchmas out there.

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas 2016

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas 2016


At SeaWorld the Holiday tradition comes to life amidst a wintry, wet-wonderland. SeaWorld Christmas Celebration comes with special shows and attractions such as the Shamu Christmas Miracles, Winter Wonderland on Ice with world-famous skaters, and The Polar Experience. Also not to forget the chances of meeting all new Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and friends.

Blue Man Group VIP Experience

New Enhanced VIP Experience for Blue Man Group Fans

Universal Orlando’s multi-sensory theatrical show – Blue Man Group offers a new enhanced VIP experience for its guests. The unique and exclusive option will allow visitors to take the most unforgettable behind-the-scene tour of the popular show. For the first time guests will be able to visit locations and set areas permitted to the show-members only.

The all-new VIP Experience is the ultimate option to explore the actual backstage works – see and discover the inner secrets in the making of such unique shows every night. It includes special pre-show tour where guests will be acquainted with the history of the Blue Man Group. One can also try a hand with the band’s one of a kind instrument; can get even more intimate by using those fluorescent makeup. The VIP Experience also comes with premium seat options for the performance, complimentary souvenir program and more. One can also enjoy an exclusive after-show meet-and-greet with the Group, including free download from the Group’s latest album.

All Blue Man Group performances come with the new VIP Experience option. Interested guests can book it at an exclusive price of $199 (excluding taxes) for Adult, and $149 (excluding taxes) for children ages 3-9. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Blue Man Group Box Office or at the Universal Orlando Park Gates. Advance reservation can also be done online at our site’s Blue Man Group Tickets section, or by calling us directly at 877-406-4836.

Blue Man Group Show - Universal Orlando

Blue Man Group Show – Universal Orlando

The Blue Man Group is a premier entertainment option that Universal Orlando Resort has to offer. It brings to life the most extraordinary and innovative form of theatrical experience ever. With the best of imagination, art, music and technology, it puts together a show that is beyond expectations. Truly, your visit to Universal Orlando remains incomplete without the unique show. So make sure you include the Blue Man Group in the plan. Be a part of the dance, listen to the pulse-pounding sounds, the unique mix of ecstasy, music and comedy, it’s worth every penny. Truly, the show is one of the best parts of your Orlando trip.

Pandora - The World of Avatar

Avatar Land Opens In Summer 2017

Starting summer 2017, WDW (Walt Disney World) fans will step inside ‘Pandora: The World of Avatar’ – the most anticipated fictional planet of the tall blue Na’vi at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. A visit to this one of a kind attraction will put you right in the middle of the most immersive theme park experience ever. Thanks to the Imagineers in instilling life to an epic concept. Avatar is a unique story. An imagination that has given birth to one of the most successful movie of all time. And now with its live version Disney is taking the excitement to next level.

Imagine a never before canoe ride through the sacred Na’vi River attraction that takes you through the most amazing habitat, featuring bio-luminescent rain-forest, floating mountains and more. You will also encounter Na’vi Shaman – (the character who is so integral to Pandora’s life force) at the end of the family friendly river journey. Guests will also enjoy the most mysterious flight of their life. Just like the way the natives fly on banshees in the movie, guests have their unique banshees to ride over the world of Pandora too.

The latest revelations on Avatar Land is made at The D23 event called the Destination D: Amazing Adventures event in Orlando, Florida. At the Event Disney unveils images that highlights important areas of the attraction such as the Satu’li canteen, Windtraders shopping, Pongu Pongu and more. The company also reveals detail about the bridge that connects Pandora to the rest of the Park area. The story that revolves round the mysterious bridge tells about a destructive company who built it long ago, and now it shows evidence that the evil company is back to accomplish its destructive intent once again.

There were also important updates on another most ambitious project – The Star Wars Land at the Hollywood Studios Park of the WDW Resort. But unlike Avatar Land, there was no opening date announcement for Star Wars as such. However, fans of this famous intergalactic fantasy world can still catch the latest glimpse of the attraction. Disney Imagineers had unveiled a new aerial view of the concept art for the upcoming Star Wars Land.

Castle Projection Show Magic Kingdom

Brand New Projection Show Transforms Cinderella’s Castle into Living Art

The night-time experience at Magic Kingdom Park takes a new leap with the launch of a brand new castle projection show that replaces the old ‘Celebrate the Magic’ projection show. During the occasion the entire Cinderella Castle transforms into a living art. And guests will experience a magical adventure amidst vibrant images and scenes from favorite Disney films. Begins November 4, 2016, the new – Once Upon a Time projection show features many characters and favorite Disney moments from tales such as Peter Pan, Cinderella, and Frozen. Also include scenes from Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland and the many adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

Once Upon a Time has its inspiration from the Tokyo Disneyland show of the same name. With one of a kind projection technology, 3D effects and more, it brings to life some of the most unique story-telling moments that Disney has to offer. In the Show you have Mrs. Potts (from Beauty and the Beast) sharing the favorite bedtime stories with Chip. The one of a kind Show takes you on a never-before magical trip that ends in a grand finale with the appearance of more characters from timeless classics and spectacular fireworks display above the Castle.

Whether it’s a fantasy flight with the forever young Peter Pan from London to Never Land or the sight of Mad Hatter’s whimsical tea party, watching Winnie the Pooh and his rise to the top of the castle or the duel between Gaston and Beast waltzing, everything is extra magical about it. Like its predecessor Once Upon a Time uses the best in projection mapping technology to re-create the most fascinating three-dimensional effect, covering every corners and contours of the iconic Castle, from the base to the tips of its towers and turrets.

Once Upon a Time Castle Projection

Once Upon a Time Castle Projection

Once Upon a Time is about 14 minutes long and is essentially the pre-show to the most popular Magic Kingdom fireworks show ‘Wishes’. Once Upon a Time brings an end to the existing ‘Celebrate the Magic’ projection show – one of the most anticipated night-time attractions for the last four consecutive years. November 3, 2016 is the last day for fans to catch this old Show. And if not one can always enjoy the video of the full show by visiting the YouTube Video here.

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Show

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Brings the Most Fascinating yuletide Adventure Ever

Walt Disney World is loaded with many new experiences during the Holiday season. And the Resort’s Hollywood Studios Park is no exception. The future home to the most anticipated Star Wars Land dazzles with the festive spirit like never before. It gets an all new nighttime holiday show, featuring world class projections, special effects, fireworks and a sensational score, and not to forget – the ever glittering snow. The mission of finding Santa and bringing him back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve with the elves Wayne and Lanny right in the middle of a unique fun adventure is an experience only possible with the all-new Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Show.

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

The special Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Nighttime spectacular show has the entire Chinese Theater facade as its temporary stage. Led by elves Wayne and Lanny the new Show takes us through some of the most memorable holiday moments, featuring scenes from Disney films like Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Beauty and the Beast, Bambi, Pluto’s Christmas Tree, including Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. As the duo from the animation “Prep & Landing” embarks on their most fascinating yuletide adventure the entire area turns into a dazzling delight. And the great movie scenes that followed together with the special message from the big Christmas guy contribute to a grand festive finale.

The Show also offers exclusive Holiday Dessert Party experience with reserved viewing areas and includes special desserts and beverage options. Guests can reserved a spot in the courtyard of the iconic Chinese Theater one hour prior to the Show. The Dessert Party guests will also have special 3D glasses – that make viewing even more fun. Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday spectacular is definitely the must see Show for the entire family. If you want to include Dessert Party for the Show then charges will go up by additional $69 and $39 for adults and kids.The Show runs at night from November 14 through December 31, 2016. For discounts on general admissions you may also wnat to visit our special Disney World Tickets section.

SeaWorld Orlando Attractions 2017

Plenty of New Experiences for SeaWorld Fans In 2017

Florida theme parks are known for their world class vacation experiences. And the SeaWorld Orlando Resort is no different in this regard. The Resort’s long list of exciting new attractions, it recently unveils for the year 2017, has reasons enough to boost the park’s attendance. The most anticipated line-up of fresh attractions, including special shows and events will surely deliver the must needed fodder – inspire guests to visit the popular marine theme park again and again.

SeaWorld Orlando Kraken Virtual Reality (VR) Roller Coaster

SeaWorld Orlando Kraken Virtual Reality (VR) Roller Coaster

One of the main SeaWorld highlights for 2017 is the Kraken Virtual Reality (VR) Coaster. The inclusion of virtual reality narrative to the legendary ride attraction brings a new level of excitement and interest to the ride. In fact, the addition of new technology makes it one of the most unique roller coaster experience altogether – the first of its kind ride attraction in Florida. The all new Kraken attraction puts you in under the ocean’s surface, where strange sea creatures of the past, including the mighty Kraken – the mythical sea serpent joins you on a never before ride experience.

Seven Seas Festival is having extended weekends for its upcoming celebrations in SeaWorld Orlando. The popular music and food event is running for 14 weekends starting February, 2017. It brings to life a host of new culinary experiences for guests at the park. Brew tasters can also have their tastiest delights by indulging in a variety of local, seasonal and exotic brews at the Event. The Seven Seas Festival is inspired by street food from Asia, South America, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

The new nightly show – Electric Ocean is another 2017 highlights, debuting next summer. Electric Ocean show makes a perfect end-of-the-day spectacle, where the ocean comes to life like never before. The whole area turns into a glowing sea of wonder with fireworks, fountains, lights and music. There is also a new show at the Nautilus Theater, debuting next summer, on the Memorial Day weekend.

For annual pass holders, the Aquatica Pass Member Pavilion opens during the spring break time next year. The all new pass member pavilion features concierge service, complimentary sunscreen, private entrance to the beach, private encounters with SeaWorld animals and other special offers. And not to be missed – the Dolphin Nursery, which gets even more interactive with up-close encounters in ways like never before. With features such as large-scale acrylic windows with multiple levels, new slide out areas and lifting floor, including multi-purpose digital displays it becomes a thrilling new experience with the most beloved sea creature ever.