Toy Story at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Set to Amaze Guests in 2018

Here in the U.S., Toy Story Land is set to open to guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on June 30, 2018. This land will bring with it all the fun, imagination and beloved characters from the “Toy Story” films.

Slinky Dog Dash in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios Slinky Dog Dash in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios

When it opens, guests visiting the land will “shrink” to the size of a toy and join in on the fun Woody, Jessie, Buzz, and Andy’s other favorite pals are having in Andy’s backyard. Here, guests can take a ride on Slinky Dog Dash, a roller coaster Andy has assembled from his Mega Coaster Play Kit and topped off with Rex and Jessie, while Slinky serves as the coaster vehicle. (See photo above for a new look at the track).

Families will also be able to take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers, a galactic play set that Andy won from Pizza Planet. Here, adorable little green aliens swirl about in their flying saucers with guests in tow in their rocket ship toys, while “The Claw” hangs overhead.

Guests can also walk through a new carnival game box to experience Toy Story Mania!, which has been a guest-favorite attraction at the park since it opened in 2008. Now expanded with a third track, the popular attraction will put even more guests in the action taking aim at 3D objects – using everything from baseballs to cream pies – in a variety of whimsical, fast-paced games.

Woody’s Lunch Box will serve up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats from a walk-up window setting. The entire land will serve as a visual celebration of toys, with Crayons, Cooties, Green Army Men, Rubik’s Cubes, Tinkertoys, and other familiar toys and game pieces incorporated into the land’s design.

Bob also shared this amazing behind-the-scenes video that shows the progress that’s being made on Toy Story Lands at both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Shanghai Disneyland. (Toy Story Land at Shanghai Disneyland will include three attractions – Rex’s Racer, Slinky Dog Spin and Woody’s Round-Up – and is on track to open on April 26, 2018). Take a peek at both in the video above.

Which attraction are you most looking forward to experiencing when Toy Story Land opens this summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – or will you make the trip to Shanghai Disneyland? Tell us in the “Comments” section below! To purchase your discount Disney tickets, please call our office at 1-877-406-4836.

Epcot Back in Blooms: The 25th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Returns

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Some say Florida doesn’t have an official “Spring” season, but I beg to differ.

Spring most definitely begins in Florida when the more-than-30-million blooms come alive at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

This year is the Festival’s 25th year, and the park again is overflowing with the brightest plants, flowers, trees and topiaries adorning both Future World and World Showcase.

Here are some of the top things you shouldn’t miss at the Festival:

  • Gardens, Gardens and More Gardens: In addition to all the natural flora throughout the park, the Walt Disney World horticulture squad has curated some truly breathtaking gardens for our guests this year. New garden destinations this year include “The How-To Garden” and “The Imagination Play Garden” which are perfect for adults and kids to enjoy together. Returning favorites include “The Goodness Garden Butterfly House” and “The Water Wise Garden,” which showcase environmental responsibility as well as just being fun!
  • Outdoor Kitchens: What would an Epcot Festival be without fun food and drinks? 15 Outdoor Kitchens this year grace World Showcase, with the newest being “The Honey Bee-Stro,” which features Roasted Cauliflower with Buckwheat Honey Carrot Purée; Honey Tandoori Chicken Flatbread with White Cheddar Cheese; and Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Ice Cream garnished with Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses. These dishes were created to showcase multiple honey varietals in creative and exciting ways. Returning Outdoor Kitchen favorites include “The Berry Basket” (featuring a lamb chop with quinoa salad and blackberry gastrique) and “THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brew” (featuring a pulled-pork slider and warm chocolate cake with Bourbon-salted caramel sauce and spiced pecans). YUM!
  • Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration: One of the beloved characters from Disney animated short cartoons, Spike the honeybee, has been “pollen-nating” throughout the Festival. In this springtime scavenger hunt, gardeners of all ages can follow Spike on his pollination trail around World Showcase, where he will “bee” busy collecting nectar and pollinating gardens at Epcot. To get started, purchase your map and stickers at Port of Entry. Available while supplies last.
  • Garden Rocks Concert Series: Each Friday through Monday of the Festival (what we like to call a “Disney Weekend”), favorite artists from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s will rock out at the America Gardens Theatre. Night Ranger kicks off the series March 2-5, and Rick Springfield, Survivor and Lonestar are just some of the popular rock and rollers in the lineup. Each night, there will be three performances – 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. – and guests can pair a wonderful meal at several of our Epcot restaurants with reserved concert seating in a nice package. Click here for Garden Rocks dining package availability or call 407-WDW-DINE.
  • Character Topiaries: Locations throughout the park feature some of the most beloved Disney and Disney•Pixar characters including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Lady and The Tramp and Buzz Lightyear.
  • Merchandise: Guests will find a wealth of hats, T-shirts, mugs and other fun Festival merchandise throughout Future World and World Showcase. I can’t resist anything with Figment on it; so you KNOW I’ll be buying some.
  • Tours: One of the great ways to get the “inside track” on the Festival or the latest in gardening techniques is to take one of the tours offered during the Festival. There are tours of The Land pavilion greenhouses and the “Gardens of the World – Spring Edition.” There is also the daily Royal Tea Garden Tour at the United Kingdom pavilion that includes a tea tasting. Guests can find out more about the tours here or call 407-WDW-TOUR.

If you’re coming out to this year’s festival, plan on more than one day to see, smell, hear, touch and taste everything. You surely can’t do it all in one!

For more information about the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, call us at 1-877-406-4836 or for discount Disney tickets to this event.


Happy gardening!

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Upcoming Orlando Theme Park Attractions 2018

For Orlando theme park guests it’s a whole new list of anticipations in 2018. At SeaWorld Orlando the upcoming Infinity Falls promises to take guests on a never before river ride adventure. Come spring, guests at Universal Studios Florida Park will be hijacked for a high-octane experience with the likes of Dom, Letty, Hobbs and the rest of Fast & Furious crew. Again Legoland Florida is offering the first V-R coaster for kids, featuring the wildest Lego race ever imagined. Last but not the least Disney World is all set to shrink guests to the size of a toy with its blockbuster 2018 project – Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios park.

The new Fast & Furious – Supercharged ride attraction is opening at the Universal Studios Florida section of the popular Resort. The ride will take you on a pulse pounding action where you will meet up with the Fast & Furious gang. During the adventure you have to stay with the unbreakable team that will help you escape dangers during the wild chase. The new standalone attraction promises a longer and more furious and immersive ride experience, featuring vehicles with 120 mph ride speed, and high definition 3-D projections.

The Infinity Falls river raft ride at SeaWorld Orlando promises a thrilling journey of discovery. Amidst soaking fountains and waterfalls, roaring rapids and tallest drop, the newest ride will put you through the wildest wet experiences ever. Guests will board a round shape, eight-seater blue and green ride vehicle as they navigate through turbulent waters of Infinity Falls that ends with a pulse pounding 40 foot drop. At LEGOLAND Florida it’s another wildest Lego race waiting to take your kid’s V-R coaster experience to next level. The Great Lego Race is seen as the first V-R roller coaster initiative with the kids in mind. The wild virtual race pits guests against Lego speedsters.

When it comes to Walt Disney World – the Toy Story Land is one of the most anticipated 2018 attractions to look for at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. A great opportunity for fans to experience the world of toys. The new land will shrink guests down to the size of a toy and put you in Andy’s backyard. The new attraction features the Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster and the spinning ride – Alien Swirling Saucers ride. Toy Story Land also include a quick-food restaurant and the popular Toy Story Mania 4-D shooting ride.

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Star Wars Fans Have a New Reason to Visit Disney Springs Now

Virtual Reality – VR is the wave of the future. It offers the best of theme park experiences ever. At Disney Springs things get even more tempting with the debut of an advanced VR attraction now. The all-new Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire invites you to experience the adventures of a galaxy far away. Where you will find yourself in the midst of an amazing multi-sensory virtual playground. Where there is no rope or belt to strap with, you will be able to walk free and untethered with your friends and family. Guests will experience the life of an undercover Stormtrooper, who is on the mission to capture Imperial Intelligence for the budding rebellions.

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is an amazing VR experience with characters from Rogue One present. It’s a must see attraction. The technology and experience has something for all regardless of whether you are a Star Wars fan or not. You will end up having a better and more advance VR experience after all. Unlike other VR attractions, the head gears and vest you find here are far more comfortable, all worked together for an experience that you will remember forever.

Star Wars - Secrets of the Empire VR attraction

Star Wars – Secrets of the Empire VR attraction

Equipped with VR gears, you set on a mission in groups of four. Inside you feel like you are actually living a Star Wars life. And the amazing set-up will only take you further into the space fantasy. Also don’t forget to pick up those blasters and shoot Stormtroopers. In case you are not interested in shooting, you will find that the gun recoil and do other fun things as well. Whether it’s the droids in the room, the items you see on the walls, or the presence of real characters from Rogue One, or others it’s all about seeing and living your very own Star Wars adventures.

Right from check-in to exit, it’s about a 30 minutes experience. You have to be 10 years or older with a minimum height of 48 inches to participate in this one-of-a-kind space fantasy. No photography, videography, and recording of any sort is allowed on site. Also you will be sent in groups of four. In case you have more than four in your party, the extra members will be paired with other guests to make it four. Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is located in the Marketplace section of Disney Springs. The attraction is presented by ILMxLAB and The VOID. Tickets are priced at about $30, available online at the official VOID website.

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Experience The Christmas Story At Epcot’s Candlelight Processional 2017

Every winter Disney World celebrates the holiday tradition in its most impressive and entertaining fashion. This is also the time when the four magical parks transform into winter wonderlands with festive decors and events. Guests are greeted with an amazing array of seasonal shows, festivities and specialty food offerings. One of the most visited holiday trends the Resort offers during Christmas is the spectacular Candlelight Processional at Epcot. The guest – favorite show is a true Christmas delight. No other offering of its kind presents the traditional story of Christmas in such exciting and spectacular form.

Candlelight Processional 2017

Candlelight Processional 2017

The Candlelight Processional is a wonderful Disney tradition, started by Walt Disney himself and the same continues – running for its 47 th year now, featuring celebrity narrators, including a full 50 piece orchestra and a mass choir. The 2017 version of the presentation has Laurie Hernandez, Matt Bomer, Pat Sajak, Kurt Russel, Warwick Davis, and CCH Pounder as new comers in the list of narrators while Ana Gasteyer, Whoopi Goldberg, Jodi Benson, Trace Adkins, Neil Patrick Harris, Jaci valasquez and Chandra Wilson are the returning favorites.

Epcot’s Candlelight Processional 2017 begins November 24 and runs through December 30. Every evening it presents three shows of about 40 minutes with show-times 5, 6:45 and 8:15 pm. The show is held outdoor in the America Gardens Theater in World Showcase. No extra fee required for the show. It’s included with the regular admission. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis for the shows. One can make the show extra special by adding a dining package with reserved seats, which is available for purchase.

The dining package for the 2017 show comes with lunch or dinner at a select Epcot restaurant and guaranteed seating at the show. Among the various participating restaurants include Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Chefs de France, The Garden Grill, Biergarten Restaurant, Coral Reef Restaurant, Spice Road Table. Restaurant Marrakesh, San Angel Inn Restaurante and others. Prices for each special package starts at $44 + taxes per adult and $15.50 + taxes per child. To book dining packages call (407) WDW-Dine (939-3463) or you can have it online by logging on to the official Disney site. In case you need to save more on your tickets, you can check the Official Ticket Center website for offers on your discount Disney tickets.

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What’s In Store for the 2017 Holidays at the Orlando Theme Parks

At the Central Florida theme parks, it’s never too early to celebrate the special end-of-year occasions. The 2017 Holiday season starts in November itself, promises a much bigger and merrier holiday experience for all. Also this year we have a host of new and extended attractions, including special offers and packages to look for.

Universal Orlando Holidays 2017

Universal Orlando Holidays 2017

At the Universal Orlando Resort the most notable holiday highlights include Christmas in Hogsmeade. For the first time Potter fans will have a different and extended experience of their favorite attraction altogether. The one-of-a-kind, special holiday shows and decors across the two Potter properties (Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and Diagon Alley) between the two Universal Orlando parks will surely add to the excitements and cheers. For theme park parade lovers, there is something exciting as well. The Universal Orlando’s holiday parade comes with new experiences, including new and self-propelled floats, not-seen before balloons from Macy’s and more. If you haven’t done the reservations yet then hurry! Get your discount universal studios tickets at the earliest and be a part of the celebrations.

Disney World Holidays 2017

Disney World Holidays 2017

The holiday decorations and shows takes the Holiday experience even further at the Walt Disney World Resort. For example, the Echo Lake area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios will adorn a completely new holiday look and feel during the 2017 holidays. Also new to this year is the Sunset Season’s Greetings that brings to life the billboards and facades, including the Hollywood Tower Hotel (Twilight Zone Tower of Terror), on Sunset Boulevard. At the Epcot it’s the new name – The Epcot International Festival of Holidays replacing the old Holidays Around the World. The Park will also feature 15 Holiday Kitchens with special festive menus. At Magic Kingdom things get even more magical with exclusive parades, fireworks, deserts and meeting and greeting with favorite characters. Magic Kingdom is also host to the most popular Christmas party – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. . If you haven’t done the reservations yet then hurry! Get your discount Disney world tickets soon and join the most amazing holiday celebration ever.

SeaWorld Orlando has exciting offers for the 2017 holidays as well. The line-up includes attractions such as Dinner with Rudolph and the all-new encounter with Santa at Wild Arctic. Guests will experience a never-before ride to the top of the world where they will meet the most famous resident of the Arctic – Santa Claus. SeaWorld also enhances its special holiday package to include hotel stays, including the park admissions and signature show seating. You can find the best admission offers on your discount sea world tickets with the

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2017

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2017 Returns with Extended 32 Nights of Devilish Delights

It’s time to meet the Disney villains once again. The Orlando Resort starts celebrating its fun-filled spooky nights already. This year the Disney Halloween event is even bigger with four extra days of fun and eerie entertainments. With special attractions such as world-class Halloween parades, and firework displays, largest gatherings of Disney characters and villains, plenty of candies and much more, it’s truly the world’s most magical collection of devilish delights out there. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2017 begins August 25, 2017 through November 1, 2017 on select dates, from 7 in the evening till midnight.

The one-of-a-kind after-hour ticketed event brings to life the best ever family-friendly Halloween experiences. Unlike the Universal Halloween, guest visiting the Disney Event are encouraged to come and attend the parties with their favorite Halloween costumes. But there are some restrictions as well. Interested guests are requested to go through the Disney Halloween Party costume policy to avoid costumes and dresses that are considered inappropriate for the Event. For costume guidelines, you can visit the Disney Halloween site.

When it comes to trick or treating at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, the experience is quite unique and exciting. The treat stations are located throughout the Park and are loaded with varieties of candies, sweets and snacks for guests of all ages. Even guests with food allergies will not be left out from having their share of the fun. The Event offers special allergy-friendly trick or treat experiences. All you have to do is – pick up the teal treat bag instead and you are all set to collect those teal tokens as much as you can. And don’t worry – you can redeem your teal tokens anytime by visiting the nearest Allergy-Friendly Center that provides you with your special treats in return.

Among the most favorite spooky entertainments at the 2017 Disney Halloween Event include Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, where you have the most thrilling gatherings of Disney villains ever. Also don’t forget to meet the Sanderson Sisters and you must attend their mischievous Halloween party too. Again, the Mickey’s ‘Boo-to-You’ Halloween Parade, is one of the premier attraction of its kind the Event has to offer. The Parade is the only attraction where you will find such unique mix of ghostly sights and sounds. The appearance of favorite Disney characters in Halloween costumes, colorful floats and more, including the famous headless horseman in the lead, it’s truly one of the most magical Halloween moments. The fireworks show – Happy HalloWishes is another bewitching spectacle that transforms the entire Castle and surrounding ambiance. Also the encounters with the ghostly quartet in Frontierland at Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet is quite an exciting choice to spice up the eerie experience even more.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Tickets

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Tickets

If you haven’t collect the tickets yet then please visit the official Disney World Halloween site for latest updates and reservations. Or you can also call toll free at 1-877-406-4836 for available discounts and offers on the event tickets.

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New Plans, Names Announced For Upcoming Star Wars Lands at D23 Expo 2017

Disney’s most anticipated and upcoming Star Wars projects have names now. They will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Also the experience is not limited to just the new themed lands. There will be a new Star Wars inspired Resort as well. Thanks to D23 Expo 2017 for all the exciting new revelations, plans and major announcements made on Disney Parks & Resorts.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

It’s to be noted that there is no relevancy to any specific film or character arc in the Franchise. Disney’s new Star Wars lands focuses mainly on an unknown planet set on the outer rim of the Galaxy far-far away. And as such the name “Galaxy’s Edge” perfectly fits into the concept. Both the new expansions are expected to open in 2019. The first of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is coming to Disneyland, followed by the second of its kind at the Hollywood Studios of Walt Disney World Resort.

Star Wars Themed Resort

Star Wars Themed Resort

The Star Wars experience gets even more exciting and big as it goes beyond the parks. The officials revealed that a new Star Wars inspired Resort is coming as part of the Disney 360 vacation concept, which is a whole new vacation experience altogether. The Resort will never let you part away with the story. From the moment you step in, you become a citizen of the galaxy and experience the adventures just like the characters over there. And the story touches every single minute of your stay away from the Earth. No opening date announced for the Resort yet.

There will be no Han Solo or Luke Skywalker to save the day. Instead it’s you the guests who are the heroes in the new themed lands. Moreover, the new Star Wars experience allows guests to lead their own unique adventures. Whether it’s in the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the First Order or riding the Millennium Falcon the experience will be different base on your decisions.

Another ground-breaking announcement made by officials is about the first ever Mickey-themed ride attraction. The ride is coming to the Hollywood Studios and is replacing the Parks Great Movie Ride attraction. The new Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will allow guests to experience the amazing world of Mickey Mouse Cartoons from the Disney Channel. Also according to officials the unique ride will feature new technologies, it will be a “2 and a half-dimension” ride and riders don’t have to wear 3-D glasses to enjoy the same. The officials also added that the ride is expected to be a “mousterpiece” with maximum hidden Mickeys ever.

Toy Story Land - Disney's Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Land – Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Among the other big revelations made on the occasion include Toy Story Land, which is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in summer 2018. Also we have the “Guardians of the Galaxy”-inspired and “Ratatouille”-inspired attractions for Epcot. These two landmark projects are expected to open just in time when the Disney Orlando Resort will celebrate its 50 th anniversary in 2021. The year 2021 will also witness the advent of a new Tron attraction that will occupy an entirely new area, next to Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom.

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Mobile Order - Disney World's Food Ordering Service

Mobile Order – Disney World’s Newest Food Ordering Experience

The opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park on May 27, 2017 is also the day that marks the beginning of a new food ordering era for guests at the Walt Disney World Resort. Mobile Order – the newest food ordering service will add another step towards making theme park visit simpler and easier. The Satu’li Canteen in Pandora is the first restaurant to offer the new food ordering service. The unique service is soon expanding to other locations of its kind within the Park as well. Also it seems the time is not far when guest will have such quick Mobile Order service at various other locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

Mobile Order option is found in the My Disney Experience app on your mobile device. The all new mobile based feature enables you to order your favorite food items from anywhere within the park. To use the new food ordering option is simple and easy. Just logon to My Disney Experience app and tap on the image of your character. Once inside you should scroll down to – My Plans and tap the “Order Food” option. Choose ‘Dining‘ from the top and then select the restaurant of your choice and tap the ‘Order Food‘ button.

You then have to select the menu items you and your family wanted to have and do a final review of the order before making the payment from the app itself. At present the app is accepting payment from credit and debit cards only. Guests visiting the Park with special discount offers, Disney dining plans or Disney Gift Cards for that matter have to place the order in person at the respective restaurants.

Once the other is placed and payment is made, you simply have to walk to the restaurant and press the ‘I’m Here, Prepare My Order‘ button. The restaurant will be aware of your presence and start the order. The app will then notify you when the food is ready to enjoy. And once the notification arrived, you just have to go to the area that says ‘Mobile Order Pick Up‘ – where you will received the meal you have ordered.

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New Details on Upcoming Star Wars Lands Add to the Excitements

Disney’s largest ever single themed land expansion projects – The Star Wars Lands in Anaheim, California and in Orlando, Florida have taken the theme park world by storm. There is no comparison to the uniquely – immersive experiences the Lands offer. And the latest revelations on this make things even more exciting for the fans.

The recent – 2017 Star Wars Celebration in Orlando shares surprising new details about a space experience like no other. In deed it’s all about choices and consequences. A land where your choices will follow you around, until you end up with your own unique Star Wars story. Truly, the individual decision you make will have a direct effect on the overall experience. For example, you will come across different aspects of the environment, including reactions, based on your pick (on whose side you wanted to be) during the epic space battle between First Order and the Resistance. Your individual choices can earn you the power to add a new twist to the story altogether, or maybe you wanted to trigger some environmental changes with the purchase of a special Star Wars item for that matter. The possibilities can be many, but no real details available yet.

Secondly, character experiences will play a big role. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios – the Star Wars Launch Bay is the only place to meet those favorite space characters till now. But the new Star Wars Lands will change that forever with the inclusion of walk-around characters and droids like never before. Also not to forget the interactive elements with characters as well. For example, in the interactive dark ride you choose to help The First Order, and take commends for your efforts with Kylo Ren. Or possibly you find yourself chatting with Poe Dameron, who implores you to support the Resistance instead.

Star Wars Lands Story

Star Wars Lands Story

On the story side, we only heard about a remote galactic outpost, unknown till know. However, the new details have thrown more light on this mysterious destination – located on the Outer Rim somewhere. Guests will visit a remote village, used to be a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes. However, the rise of hyperspace travel had led to its downfall as a prominence outpost. Now it’s considered as a thriving port for all those who prefer less attention, including rogues, smugglers, and adventurers.

Star Wars Lands are slated to open sometime in 2019. With plenty of additional details to come and with about two years to go before the one of a kind experiences come alive we will certainly keep hearing more about the new Lands.You can book your Disney Tickets in advance at special discounts with The Official Ticket Center.