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.

Big Names Are Dropping The Skinny On Disney’s New Additions

If you have been living under a rock for the past year, you may have missed all the buzz about a little known movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It seems that this movie has broke all box office records and is even getting its own space at Disneyland in California and even in Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida. Walt Disney World already has a small area dedicated to Star Wars but the latest additions will make this a huge land into itself.

Disney has been the waiting until the new movie release to make it’s big announcement about the addition, but who was going to make it was a secret until now. The only person I think who had the clout and also had 2 areas already at Disney’s Hollywood Studios was non other than Indiana Jones himself, Harrison Ford. Harrison already has the famous Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular show at the Studios and in the current Star Wars area of the park, so he will be making the big announcement about the newest addition.

He will be giving the latest conceptual ideas that Disney’s imagineers have come up with for the new Star Wars Land expansion. As of now, some of the ideas have been that you will be fully immersed in different worlds that the movie has taken place in as well as fan memorabilia to see that was in the actual movies. Think the Great Movie Ride meets Star Wars or even the Backlot Tour. All of this and more will be revealed to fans on Sunday’s showing of “The Wonderful World of Disney”, February 21st at 8-10 pm ET/PT on ABC.

Just think, you might be able to climb aboard the actual Millenium Falcon or fly with Luke Skywalker on a mission to destroy the Death Star. Disney’s Hollywood Studios already has a month that celebrates Star Wars and has special guests every weekend for 5 weeks during May and June. The new expansion is said to be 14 acres and all Star Wars. Just to put that in context, 14 acres is just as big as 10 football fields, so get your walking shoes ready! The current size of the Hollywood Studios Star Wars land is just the ride they have now, the small gift shop and the stage where you can see you favourite characters perform. It was time for more and it couldn’t have come sooner.

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Disney Is On A Roll At Hollywood Studios With Two New Lands

Have you ever been to Disney’s Hollywood Studios? You might remember it as Disney MGM Studios but a lot has changed since the renaming of their iconic theme park. The biggest and latest change probably was the removal of the landmark centerpiece, Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat that greeted guests when entering the park. Lately the big buzz at Hollywood Studios has been the sound of jackhammers and the unpleasant sight of scaffolding that is being used to work on a few of their current projects.

The biggest and most talked about addition to the park has to be the Star Wars Lands and truthfully I can’t wait for this one! It will allow fans to walk through this galaxy far, far away and meet their heroes in real life. Taking up a staggering 14 acres, this new land is sure to please the most diehard fans! The next biggest attraction on the drawing board is the not so much talked about Toy Story Land. The coolest thing that I have heard is that you will be shrunk down to the size of one of Andy’s toys and will be able to go out and explore Andy’s backyard.

From what I have heard, they will be building on to that area where it is now and have 2 new rides created after the little green aliens from Pizza Planet and a new family friendly roller coaster showcasing Slinky Dog as the theme of the ride. I really think that this is a good move on Disney’s part and it is a much needed injection in a pretty boring theme park that was being labeled a half day theme park. Let’s just hope that they can pull off this pretty huge task without putting the guests out to much. Construction at a theme park can suck and really put a damper on one’s vacation!

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Star Wars Weekends Keep Growing In Popularity Every Year

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Feel the Force at Hollywood Studios

The Star Wars Weekends Event is the most anticipated festive offering in honor of America’s greatest space franchise ever. Nowhere in the world fans celebrate Star Wars in such grand style as they did during the special Weekends at the Hollywood Studios Theme Park of the WDW (Walt Disney World) Resort. With such incredible array of fun and adventures, including star-studded parades, tours, multitude of rare characters, celebrity appearances and lot more, it’s truly a celebration that brings to life the amazing world of the galaxies like never before. Thanks to Star Wars Weekends in keeping alive the legacy of a fascinating culture that a mysterious galaxy has to offer.

Being one of the most celebrated WDW Events, Star Wars Weekends popularity continues to grow with time. Every year (from May through June), the month- long Event is a great opportunity to experience the incredible creations of an extraordinary franchise that had inspired millions over generations. Moreover, with new developments around such as the advent of The Force Awakens make the Event even more exciting for us to celebrate.

When it comes to character appearances, the Event is packed with as many alien inhabitants from the alternate world. And it’s exciting to know that along with characters from the main movies, the Event also pulls out favorites from the popular Clone Wars and television shows. Action lovers can also try a hand learning the ways of Jedi at his popular Academy. The special firework spectacular show Symphony in the Stars with a Star Wars inspired score is another fun attraction to look for during the occasion.

Another highlight is the Character Dining option and The Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine is one of the crowd favorites. Dining with Disney characters, all dressed in their Star Wars best is definitely a dream come true experience. On the other hand if you are interested in dealing with characters from the dark side of the space, you can choose to have the Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast. To be able to enjoy your special meal at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater with the likes of Darth VaderStormtroopersGreedoJawasBoba Fett and more is a rare treat.

Again if you are someone, who love Star Wars merchandise then Darth’s Mall is the perfect place to look for. It’s one of the most favorite spot during the Event- the center of merchandising universe for everything Star Wars. Moreover, the Event also offers premium packages for fans who want to spend some extra dollars. Special offerings like The Ultimate Day VIP Package or Feel the Force premium packages take the experience to the next level for sure.

Orlando vacations are always expensive. And tickets play a major role in influencing the same. But there are many other options available to help you stay on budget. And I suggest you to visit the authorized agents and brokers for some real savings. If you are looking for discounts on your Disney Tickets and passes to exclusive Orlando attractions and events, including discount Sea World and Universal Studios tickets and other special theme park packages you can also consult WDW recommended Kissimmee based ticket Re-Seller – The Official Ticket Center.

What’s New About Star Wars at Disney’s Parks

Star Wars Awakens at Hollywood Studios

Star Wars Awakens at Hollywood Studios

Ever since Disney had acquired the Lucasfilm Franchise, expectations about the future of this most celebrated space opera keep making the headlines everywhere. In fact the discussions about new Star Wars Attractions have topped the list of all theme park speculations like never before. And I think the prospects of enjoying more of Star Wars right in the middle of the world’s happiest place or the possibilities of visiting an entire land dedicated to the iconic Franchise for that matter have changed the way we think about space adventures today. For the first time in the history of the Franchise such historic expansion is taking place. And with the plans of expansion in all possible formats (movies, animations, toys and stationeries, including theme park attractions), Disney is sure to re-define the legacy of one of the world’s most beloved space opera.

However, it’s also true that we have waited for so long on this. It has been over two years now since Disney had finalized the Deal with George Lucas, but the anticipations that followed the acquisition are yet to take shape at the world famous Parks. Part of the reason is that they are all waiting for the up-coming 2015 Star Wars sequel to take the lead. Also as per the latest revelations by Disney, and the fact that the new attractions will be based on the up-coming Star Wars sequels (such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Spinoffs) offer reasons enough for the Imagineers to wait until J.J. Abrams is all set to discuss his blockbuster plans.

Though it’s still a mystery as to where or which of the Disney Park or Parks will have the new attractions, speculations indicate that WDW’s (Walt Disney World) Hollywood Studios will be one of the most coveted places for the next big Star Wars surprise soon. In deed the long-time rumor of a new Star Wars Land is still the most happening topic of discussion among theme park fans in Orlando.

However, no-matter how long the wait is, but given the revelations there is definitely something for theme park fans to have by this year. The Force Awakens – first of the trilogy is slated to release in theaters by the end of 2015. The grand opening of the same is also seen as the ultimate revival of a genre that inspires multiple generations of fans unlike any other. Also if the reactions to the recent Teaser Trailer are to be believed then Disney is living up to its promises. And indeed there is something incredible and more interesting is taking shape out there. The Episode-VII Trailer itself seems to offer a lot in support of a new legend in the making.

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Mickey’s Sorcerer Hat Gone But Not Forgotten

Today, Disney fans from around the world said goodbye to a iconic landmark in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. Construction crews began tearing down Mickey’s Sorcerer Hat after the park closed last night and what is to replace it is still a mystery. This 122 foot tall structure was added back in 2001 and was the center piece to guests entering the park. It served as a beacon to guests entering the park as well as a stage at time to host performances of all types. The hat was designed to showcase Mickey’s magical sorcerer’s hat for the cult classic Disney movie, “Fantasia.” To this day Disney has not said how long it will take to fully remove the hat and there has not been any word on if the hat will be moved to any other part of the Walt Disney World Resort. This removal of such a iconic symbol is just one of many that Disney Hollywood Studios has encountered over the past year like the American Idol Experience, the Legend of Jack Sparrow and most recently the Studio Backlot Tour.

At Star Wars Weekends Guests Celebrate the Culture of One of the Greatest Franchises Ever

FEEL THE FORCE: The power of the Force at Disney'sStar Wars Weekends

FEEL THE FORCE: The power of the Force at Disney'sStar Wars Weekends

The annual Star Wars Weekends event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the WDW (Walt Disney World) resort in Orlando, Florida, is more than just a theme park celebration. The popular event is not only about enjoying the favorite scenes and characters from the amazing trilogy, it is in fact a giant attempt to bring to life the culture of one of the greatest franchises ever created. Paying homage to Star Wars in such a huge and magical way is always a dream experience to me. And I think there is no other place on earth where we can celebrate the same like the way one enjoys at the annual Disney event. Thanks to the Star Wars Weekends for keeping alive the spirit of this beloved Franchise unlike any other. Continue reading

Tips for Buying Discount Disney Hopper Tickets

Is the Disney Hopper Ticket Right for You?

Is the Disney Hopper Ticket Right for You?

Have you ever been to any of Walt’s theme parks in Orlando, Florida and found yourself either wanting to see more of the other Disney theme parks or that the park you are in is just too crowded? Well you wouldn’t be alone. With all of the different tickets you can buy to see all of Walt Disney World’s world famous theme parks, the one ticket that has been the most popular has to be the famous Walt Disney World Park Hopper Ticket!

Working for the mouse for 8 years I have seen it all and the one thing that I would hear the most was how guests wish that they had bought the hopper ticket when they were planning and buying their passes. The main reason people wished they had purchased the Hopper Ticket was that they had accomplished most of what they had set out to do at a certain park and wished to go over to another park in the same day and finish the evening off at another Disney park. On some nights for example, the Animal Kingdom might close at 6pm. and the Magic Kingdom on that night might close at 12am midnight. When you have a 1 Day Base Ticket, you are closing out your night early at the Animal Kingdom. If you had spent an extra $30 to upgrade your ticket to a Hopper Ticket, you would be spending the evening at the Magic Kingdom or Epcot with everyone else being the hero of your vacation. Most people go in with the mindset that they are going to be content with just spending the day at one park, but you would be amazed at how people’s moods and energy change once they are in Walt’s parks.

The biggest advantage to buying a Park Hopper Ticket in my opinion is that if a theme park gets a little too busy for your taste and it does happen quite frequently, you have the ability to travel over to another park where the crowd is much more manageable. For instance I have personally had my own Disney Park Hopper Ticket and started out at the Magic Kingdom and by 3pm or 4pm the park was an absolute mad house. Having the Park Hopper Ticket I and my guests were able to jump on a Monorail and stop by a Disney Resort for a cold beverage on our way to Epcot. Epcot is my default park to head to for a little elbow room. Epcot also closes every night at 9pm. so it is a great park that stays open semi-late and you do not feel the crowd factor as much as you would at any other Disney park.

To add a little curve ball to this equation, you can also buy a Walt Disney World Water Park Fun & More Ticket or the Premium ticket of all tickets the Park Hopper Water Park Fun & More Ticket. Both of these tickets are Hoppers in a sense. The Water Park Fun & More ticket is NOT a Hopper ticket for theme parks i.e. Epcot, Hollywood Studios etc. but a Hopper ticket from your one theme park that you are allowed to visit in that day, to an “Optional” item of your choice. The “Optional” items are the 2 Disney Water Parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach, Disney Quest, ESPN Wide World of Sports, Disney’s Miniature Golf Courses at 2 locations or a round of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course. So for example with this ticket you could start off at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and stay until 4pm., then you could walk to the front of the park and jump on a Disney bus and go over to Typhoon Lagoon and spend the rest of the day there soaking up the evening sunshine before returning to you humble abode for the night.

Now if you had bought the Walt Disney World Park Hopper Water Park Fun & More Ticket you could do the same thing as the Water Park Fun & More ticket but now you have the ability to Park Hop between theme parks in the same day as well as Hop over to one of the “Optional” items as well. It all boils down to how much money you want to spend, how many days you are going to be here and do you want the ability to change course within you day in order to visit multiple parks. If money is tight and you do not want to visit more than 1 park within a day, or you think that you or your kids will not be able to handle this type of traveling, then stay with the Disney Base Tickets. They are a great ticket and have served many a traveler with just the right amount of Disney Pixie Dust, but if you are the type of person who can handle a little more action in you day then the adventure ticket you are seeking is definitely the Disney Park Hopper Ticket.

To purchase any of these tickets that I have mentioned at a discount, please contact The Official Ticket Center in Orlando, Florida. There are many online ticket brokers, but they are local and have an actual Guest Service location within 5 miles of Disney and other Orlando theme parks.

©Patrick Pulliam 2014

How Effective Is Disney World’s New Ride Reservation System?

Will Fastpass+ Work for You?

Will FastPass+ Work for You?

The Official Ticket Center ~ Making products and services easily accessible is an important determinant in the success of a business. And I think Disney is probably the best in capitalizing this very crucial aspect in the theme-park industry today. Being the world’s biggest entertainment conglomerate, Disney is unique in handling both its core businesses as well as the demands of fans since inception. It’s not just a source that enables you to connect with your ultimate dreams, but also understands the importance of making things available in the most hassle-free and convenient way possible. One great example of this amazing quality is the implementation of the new ride reservation system at the WDW (Walt Disney World) resort in Orlando.

Intended to provide more flexibility in the booking of favorite rides and bring improvement in the wait-times is the new Fastpass+ (FP+) system and it comes with many great promises. Unlike the legacy paper Fastpass, the ability to obtain reservations in advance becomes a reality now for all those passionate about Disney World rides. If you are staying at a Disney resort then you are good to have a reservation as early as 60 days prior to your trip.

The new Fastpass+ reservation system also puts an end to the need of visiting a Fastpass machine in person. Guests have the advantage of choosing from multiple reservation options now. Moreover, if you are a Disney resort guest you can obtain reservations right from the comfort of your home at a mouse click, or on a smart-phone or tablet while in the parks. Besides, there exist many new Fastpass+ reservation kiosks as well as staff members to assist, throughout the parks for all guests. Another great feature the new system offers is the ability to change the attractions for which you have the reservations. One can also control the return times of attractions reserved and thus eliminate the risk of losing any reservation times.

However, there are also certain speculations about the latest reservation system that suggest otherwise. It’s observed that unlike its predecessor, the new Fastpass+ program brings discrimination among guests or vacationers. There are fans not as happy since the new reservation system mostly favors a particular section of guests specially, those staying at a Disney owned resort. So chances are if you are staying offsite then you are missing some great features. Again with the old legacy Fastpass one can have the ability to obtain reservation at more than one park per day. But the same is not the case with the new system as guests are limited to obtain reservations at one park per day.

But whatever may be the speculations, the ultimate objective of the new program is to cut wait-times and bring more flexibility to ride reservations. And I believe Disney is always a champion in adding more value to our dream vacations.

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Disney Star Wars Weekends

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Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios

For the fans of Star Wars nothing is so exciting than what Disney Star Wars Weekends have to offer. Started in 1997, this one of a kind exclusive Disney World event is a must anticipated fantasy-fest which celebrates and brings to life the favorite actions and scenes from the Iconic film saga of all times. Every year from May through June Disney Hollywood Studios theme park becomes the most happening place to look for. During the period the Park is at its best with plenty of special and unique Star Wars activities and attractions that every fan and guest loves to celebrate and enjoy. Continue reading