Show Express – The best way to experience SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration!

The seasonal shows are one of the main highlights of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. These entertaining performances truly bring the season to life, and now, SeaWorld Orlando is offering the best way to experience them all.

New this year is Show Express which gives you special, reserved seating at all of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration’s shows: Shamu Christmas Miracles, O Wondrous Night, Clyde and Seamore’s Countdown to Christmas and Winter Wonderland on Ice.

Along with reserved seating, you’ll receive front-of-the-line access to THE POLAR EXPRESS Experience, a classic holiday favorite at SeaWorld Orlando. Plus eat, drink and be merry as much as you’d like at participating restaurants throughout the park with All Day Dining Deal included. To remember your experience for years to come, you’ll enjoy a complimentary holiday photo from one of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration exclusive photo locations.

Special discounts are available for Pass Members when booking through the Pass Member website. For more information about SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, please visit Ready to book your Show Express experience now? Call us toll free at 1-877-406-4836 TODAY!

What’s Happening at The Walt Disney World Resort this Holiday Season?

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Holiday Season at Walt Disney World

Whatever you have planned for your vacation, make sure you set aside time to see the Walt Disney World® Resort all decked out for the holidays. Besides all of the holiday favorites that are in store year after year thrilling guests from around the world, you will now also get the chance to experience the amazing expansion in the Magic Kingdom® Park – New Fantasyland! So, make sure to add the Park Hopper® Option to your ticket during these busy holiday times so you and your family will have the flexibility to “hop” around all four Disney Theme Parks. You can check out some of your favorite celebrities at Epcot’s® Candlelight Processional, the bright lights at The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios™, and all of the new offerings just for the holiday season!

Candlelight Processional and Holidays Around the World at Epcot® Help Guests Celebrate the Holidays
One of the most beloved holiday traditions at Epcot® is the Candlelight Processional – a joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir.
November 23 – December 30, 2012 – World Showcase, America Gardens Theatre – 5:00, 6:45 & 8:15 p.m.
Nov. 25: Geena Davis, Nov. 26 – 29: Neil Patrick Harris, Nov. 30 – Dec. 1: Whoopi Goldberg
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Magic Kingdom® Park
Select Nights – Now – Dec. 21

Pardon Disney’s Pixie Dust
Epcot®: Test Track will be closed through December 5
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: will be closed October 28 through January 5
La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil® at Downtown Disney® West Side will be closed November 27
November 25- December 1, 2012

A Behind the Scenes Look at Cinderella’s Castle ~ “Castle Dream Lights” at the Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas

If you could decorate Cinderella Castle for the holidays, how would you decorate it?

This is the exact premise of Cinderella’s Holiday Wish and the Castle Dream Lights, a nightly holiday show and spectacle that lights up Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park with thousands of lights.

It’s also one of my all-time favorite holiday offerings here at Walt Disney World Resort. Earlier this month, we decided to go behind-the-scenes with Creative Director Reed Jones to learn just what it takes to bring this show to life. Take a look!

Showtimes may vary per night. The best way to know is to arrive early and pick up a Times Guide on your way in. That’s the best way to know where to be and when so you don’t miss a thing. Happy holidays!

Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex Offer Guests Rare Sneak Peak Of Atlantis

“Sneak-a-Peek” for a Limited Time, Nov. 3-11 ~ Today and continuing through Nov. 11, visitors to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will have a limited opportunity to see Space Shuttle Atlantis inside its new home.

Atlantis was set to arrive today at the visitor complex from Kennedy Space Center and begin its new mission as the dramatically displayed centerpiece of a $100 million exhibit scheduled to open in July 2013. Atlantis is scheduled to be moved inside the 90,000-square-foot exhibit building, which has been under construction since January.

Guests will be able to “Sneak-a-Peek” at the orbiter as part of regular admission to the visitor complex.

Construction will pause on weekends and weekday afternoons to allow visitors to have an up-close and personal look at Atlantis. A Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex tour guide will escort guests through the construction zone, provide information about the orbiter’s new home, and allow guests to take pictures and pose within the secured area.

“We are excited to offer this rare opportunity for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex patrons,” said Bill Moore, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “We know they will cherish seeing Atlantis in this unique setting before construction is completed and the exhibit is unveiled to the world next July.”

The “Sneak-a-Peek” tour of Atlantis in its new exhibit building will be offered:

Nov. 3, 4 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Nov. 5 to 9 – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Nov. 10, 11 – 2 p.m. to 5.p.m.

Over the next month, Atlantis will be raised 36 feet off the ground and rotated about 43 degrees so that it will be showcased on an angle as if it were in space – only as the astronauts from its 33 missions have had a chance to see it. When it is displayed, its payload bay doors will be open and the Canadarm (robotic arm) extended.

Work will resume to enclose Atlantis in the exhibit building by completing construction of the final wall, which is expected by mid-December. Atlantis will be encapsulated in a protective wrap before that work begins.

($100 million exhibit scheduled to open in July 2013)

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts has operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for NASA since 1995. The Atlantis exhibit was designed by PGAV Destinations, architects headquartered in St. Louis, Mo. The Atlantis exhibit building is being constructed by Whiting-Turner Contracting Company in Orlando. The six-story exhibit is being built adjacent to the existing Shuttle Launch Experience.

A work of art in itself, the exterior of the Atlantis exhibit features two sweeping architectural elements, or “wings” representing the space shuttle’s launch and return. The outer layer of the building, which is being cloaked in iridescent hues of orange and gold, represents the fiery-glow of re-entry. The taller, internal wing of the building is being covered in a shimmering tile pattern in varying tones of gray designed to represent the tiled underside of the orbiter.

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Universal Orlando Announces New Attraction

ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando announced a major new attraction Thursday night.

On the theme park’s Facebook page they let followers know that TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3-D is on the way.

“We are thrilled to bring you one of the biggest blockbuster mega-attractions of all time – TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3-D! This action-packed ride will bring you face to face with Megatron as you dodge the Decepticons and fight to save mankind alongside Optimus Prime and the Autobots. Get ready for the greatest battle you’ll ever ride in summer 2013” a Facebook post from the park reads.

It appears that construction on the new attraction is already underway in the area of the park that housed the Jaws attraction for many years.

The attraction is expected to open in the summer of 2013, according to park officials.