Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s “Rivers of Light” Show to be Park’s Greatest Show of all Time

If you have ever been to a theme park, there always seems to be one common thread that they all share and that is a epic show of some kind. Whether it be a fireworks finale, courtyard dance off or a parade, shows seem to be a big hit among travelers of all ages. The newest addition to this line-up is Disney’s Animal Kingdom with their Rivers of Light show. It will be on display over by the Mt. Everest rollercoaster and visible from the Asia area of the park and over to the Finding Nemo show area on the lake.

Currently, if you go over to the Animal Kingdom there is a lot of construction going on. The work being done on the new Rivers of Light show seem to be almost done with the exception of a few walls put up to keep prying eyes out. The lake is surrounded by special effects areas with high-tech lighting surrounding the area. Projectors will be shown on a water screen and guests will be able to view scenes of animal spirits as two tour guides tell the tales of what’s to come. Lanterns will dance on the lagoon as your story hosts are taken out into the lagoon.

Probably the coolest thing will be that he parks iconic centerpiece, The Tree of Life will be the backdrop of the show. It will be illuminated by fireflies and lights making it a truly beautiful addition to the new show. Disney had to reach out to design talents like master puppet designer Michael Curry, composer Mark Mancina and the filmmakers at Disneynature. It will truly be a much needed addition to the park as there is no night time entertainment and guests have been leaving the park fairly early since Animal Kingdom was introduced to the Disney family.

The new show should be ready for guests viewing pleasure within the next few months and we will be here keeping you updated. If you are planning a family vacation and need assistance with purchasing you discount Animal Kingdom tickets, please call our office at 1-877-406-4836 or visit us on the web at http://www.officialticketcenter.com/disney-tickets.aspx today!

The Avatar Land That Disney Promises

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Disney Animal Kingdom Tickets

Expected to open in the year 2017, the Avatar Land is undoubtedly among the most anticipated theme park initiatives that Disney World Orlando has to offer. Whether it’s the magnificent floating mountains or the interactive bioluminescent forest, the soaring banshees or the glorifying hues of blue, the Avatar Land once completed is sure to change the way we see Animal Kingdom Park today. And as the dream world of the Navis is taking shape out there (right in the middle of the world’s most fascinating wilds), there is only one thing that comes to our mind – Blue Is the New Green. In deed the lush green landscapes of Animal Kingdom will become even more special with the addition of this extraordinary world from James Cameron’s blockbuster movie.

Being able to step inside and explore the wonders of this one of a kind themed land is a dream come true experience for any. I think even the thought of Pandora as a real place for guests to see, hear and touch is enough to invoke fans’ response like never before. And the excitement is only growing since the Team (Disney & Lightstorm Entertainment) broke ground first. Today while the extraordinary Land is still under construction, people across the globe already started believing that they had visited the amazing world of Pandora.

The Avartar Project is the largest expansion to Animal Kingdom till date. Ever since the Project took off, it tends to be a topic of great interest among fans. And once completed guests will be able to experience the wonders of Pandora when they fly with banshees and explore a rich natural environment with mountains that float and interactive plants that glow at night. The concept artworks and videos released by officials as part of the project plans offer ample evidences in this regard.

Truly, it’s something that can transcend the boundaries of possibility. In the history of theme park fantasies there is hardly anything like this ever created. I think the Avatar Project at Animal Kingdom Park is if anything is the next big revolution in the theme park Industry today. If the world of Pandora comes to life as Disney promises, probably we can have something that is not less than what Harry Potter World did at Universal Orlando.

Avatar is an epic fantasy – adventure that inspires fans since the day when it hit the screens first. And its evolution as a Disney attraction today seems to bring a new kind of experience in the history of theme park entertainments today. Thanks to Disney and the team Lightstorm in bringing to life the imaginary world that had inspired millions.

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Spotting the Wilds in the Dark at Disney Animal Kingdom Is a Unique Treat

Disney by night at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney by night at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Noting is so inspiring and memorable than what the WDW (Walt Disney World Resort) has to offer. It is one such place where the world’s best found thrills, excitements and fun all come together to keep our incredible dreams alive. Truly, for a Disney passionate the magic is everywhere and in everything throughout the four Disney parks. Whether it’s the fairy-tale adventures at the Magic Kingdom Park or those amazing world exhibits at the Epcot, the blockbuster actions and scenes at Disney Hollywood Studios or the amazing encounters with the wilds at the Animal Kingdom Park, the list is endless. But through this article I feel inspired to bring to light one of the darkest delights the fourth Disney park has to offer. Continue reading

Disney World Avatar Land Promises an Experience Unlike Any Other

Animal Kingdom Set For Greatness

Animal Kingdom Set For Greatness

The Official Ticket Center ~ When WDW (Walt Disney World) first revealed its plans of creating the much anticipated Avatar inspired Land in the Animal Kingdom Park, fans couldn’t stop raving about the prospects of enjoying another epic level initiative by the Florida based theme-park resort. If completed the mega attraction is expected to change the level of Disney experience forever. Today, long after the initial outburst it’s time again to revisit the Pandora project with renewed vigor. More importantly, the fact that Planet Pandora is finally getting shape is great and the incredible passions and energy shared by the Disney Imagineers in this regard is just exceptional.

Fans had been exposed to a chain of rumors and speculations about the prospects of the Florida based project since the first announcement. But the future of an Avatar attraction in WDW is just hanging around for long until the recently held D23 Expo in Japan. While for many, Pandora is almost a reality in the offing, there are still some who are worried about the culmination of the project. Also there are times when even the thought of having an Avatar themed Land seemed to be elusive owing to issues of complex origin, including the much talked about creative differences between James Cameron and the Imagineers.

However, today, couple of years after; we have something really exciting to cheer for. The fictional habitat of the tall blue natives (the Navis) is already conceptualized now and amidst plethora of details at display we can see Pandora is coming to life after all. At the recent D23 Expo, we are exposed to some of the breathtaking art displays as prelude to the upcoming Disney World Avatar experience. And it seems the Company is extremely excited to share the incredible concept with such awe-inspiring imageries right from the hands of its exclusive design team of Imagineers.

A sneak peek of the concept arts at display will reveal ample evidences of what the epic scale project has in store for us. Whether it’s the nighttime jungle of bio-luminescent plants, or the floating mountains; the opportunity to soar on the back of a Banshee- the bird-like predators from the film or get engaged in other special nighttime celebrations under the magnificent Mother Tree (the Tree of Life), guests at Animal Kingdom will have the most amazing nighttime experience in the years ahead – probably by 2016, which is also the time when the first of Cameron’s three Avatar sequels will be released.

Truly, the thought of being able to step inside a real-life version of Cameron’s mysterious world of Pandora is amazing. The early glimpse of this much anticipated project is seen as a great opportunity for guests to realize the Disney version of Avatar Land for the first time. Thanks to the Imagineers for keeping alive the prospects of an experience unlike any other ever created.

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‘Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park’ Awaits Its Most Magical Makeover

Hollywood Studios Gets a Facelift

Hollywood Studios Gets a Facelift

The Official Ticket Center ~ The Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park is all set for a major revamp. Though officially, we haven’t heard much on this, yet the many significant revelations from the Theme Park Insider seem to have kept the buzz alive and happening within the fan communities. Moreover, given the speculations all around, it is no surprise that fans are all excited about the two upcoming highlights of the mega expansion plan- namely the Cars Land and Star Wars Land. Both the attractions are seen as great initiatives by Disney in taking forward the Hollywood Studios experience beyond expectations.

In the recent past, the advent of Cars Land was the main driving force behind the success of the Company’s under-performing California Adventure Park. The respective Amusement Park suddenly gained momentum, and had registered record increase in attendance following the debut of Cars Land as its centerpiece attraction. And now according to Theme Park Insider the same attraction will be embracing the fortunes at the Hollywood Studios Park in Florida. Moreover, the news about the coming of another much bigger and all new Star Wars themed attraction is just like adding more spice to the excitements. With the new attraction plans at hand, definitely we are going to have a much better, bigger and more popular Hollywood Studios, most probably by 2018 as per speculations.

The changing taste of theme park lovers and the hunt for more innovative and exciting adventures often invite serious challenges in the theme park businesses today. Whether it’s Cars Land at California Adventure Park, or the New Fantasyland Expansion at WDW’s (Walt Disney World) Magic Kingdom, big changes like these always encourage and influence the performance of the Park. They have the potentials to bring significant changes in terms of increased attendance and revenue. Imagine the historic initiative on part of the Universal Studios Resort in Florida – had the Park not planned the inclusion of its centerpiece attraction – the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, than probably the park wouldn’t be enjoying the kind of attendance it is having today.

Many theme park lovers are of the opinion that the Hollywood Studios hasn’t received the love it used to have once. Over the past few years the Park seems to be lagging behind- desperate for love both from Disney and its fans. However, considering the latest geeks, I believe the prospects of having a Cars Land as part of the huge revamp plan, and better still the coming up of an all new Star Wars Land for that matter can turn the fate of this popular Disney Park for sure.

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Disney to add new Princess Fairytale Hall, Seven Dwarfs coaster to Fantasyland

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New additions to Fantasyland

Disney officials unveiled Thursday new additions to Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland.

The expansion at Fantasyland doubled the size of the park and will include the Imagineer Princess Fairytale Hall and the Fantasy Forest and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster.

Disney said the expansion will help make guests feel like a Disney movie character.

At Princess Fairytale Hall, guests will be able to meet all of the Disney princesses.

“You don’t have to hunt around the park for them or go on a goose chase or a princess chase or whatever you want to call it, you’ll be able to go here and see the princesses and meet with them,” said spokesman Jason Grant.

The hall, which opens later this year, will have a different feel and look than Cinderella’s Castle.

“Just like you’ve gone to a palace, a real palace, there’s beautiful wood finishes, castle walls, really lush draperies,” said Grant.

The Fantasy Forest and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster are set to open in 2014.

“It will be those rolling hills and the vegetation in which they mined,” said spokesman Mark Kohl.

The roller coaster’s cars will be taken straight from the Disney classic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

“You’re going to experience seven of our closest friends hard at work on millions of diamonds and gems, and that’s exciting,” said Kohl.

The addition is costing $425 million. Once it’s complete, Disney said it will add 800 jobs.

Disney Wants Modification of State Ticket Laws for Its Next-Gen Ticketing Experience

Disney to set new restrictions on new tickets

Disney to set new restrictions on new tickets

There is no doubt that fraudulent sale of attraction tickets and passes have been a major cause of concern for the leading theme parks in Florida. Over the years many such ticket scams were registered and illegal ticket brokers had been penalized. Also there were many innocent guests, who had to leave the parks disappointed for this, while the officials or administration bore the blame time and again. Yet the presence of this nefarious trade is very much active and for Disney and others, the practice has influenced the growth of so-called “criminal cottage Industries” in Florida today.

However, in an effort to discourage this illegal practice (buying & selling of used tickets), the parks have adopted strict measures like installing finger bio-metric scanners at the entrances and printing warning signs or messages on their tickets. But now Disney is on for a complete revolution. The $1 billion Next-Gen MyMagic+ system promises to take entire ticketing experience to the next level. And this has brought the necessity for Disney to ensure that the existing state ticket laws are revised to accommodate the upcoming advance systems.

According to company officials, change in the current laws is a must as ticketing systems have taken a big leap today. The use of advance technology has enabled guests to enjoy a more convenient ticketing experience far beyond the conventional printed tickets. The current state of law is not fit to support a more advanced and technologically inspired system like the magic bracelet that Disney is launching soon. As such, the company is urging the State lawmakers to rewrite the laws to include the upcoming changes in ticketing system.

For example Disney is eying for modifications in sections such as the use of the term “multiuse tickets.” Instead Disney wants to rephrase it as “any right designed for admission”. This will expand the meaning of tickets – beyond the regular printed versions and cover other forms of tickets like the new MagicBands bracelets as well. Also the Park is looking for a change in the way it exercises the power of the “non-transferable” warning (which usually come printed on plastic and paper tickets). Instead the company wants the legislation to say that the warning may be found in the company’s website from now on. For Disney it becomes impossible now to print the warning in their MagicBands from practical standpoint. Also the company is aiming to launch the band in many different and colorful versions as souvenirs for sale. Adding a warning sign to it won’t support its aesthetic objective as such.

Moreover, Walt Disney Parks had already started rolling out new plastic cards with radio-free ID chips, part of the MyMagic+ program. Annual pass holders can swap their paper passes with the advance plastic version and can avail the benefit of using the new Park Entrances for now. But eventually, the pass holders will also be able to enjoy other features such as the FastPass+ service, and the MagicBands, associated with the program once it is fully functional.

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A Timeless and Vibrant Future Awaits For Downtown Disney

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A Timeless and Vibrant Future Awaits For Downtown Disney

After the recent announcement of Disney Springs by the theme-park execs, it seems the famous Downtown Disney complex couldn’t have a better future than what the upcoming mega transformation plan holds for now. The much anticipated Disney Springs project is intended to bring a complete change in both the look & feel, including the size of the existing Downtown Disney area in Lake Buena Vista.

Like the theme-parks, this most happening shopping, dining and entertainment district is also destined to change with a magical themed inspired by the turn-of-the century lakeside towns of Central Florida landscape. For the next three years fans will witness a great transformation of the area until it gets fully converted to the most exciting and imaginative setting by the waterfront which will be known as Disney Springs.

The new Disney Springs project, besides its unique and story-telling feature also promises huge expansions both in the size of the existing complex and the amount of attractions it offers. The area will be extended to encompass four outdoor neighborhoods all connected with a spring and lakefront. Disney Springs will start with the New Town Center, and from where it will spread to three additional neighborhoods – The landing, Marketplace and West Side (home of Cirque du Soleil). The new expansion will also encompass the current parking lot, and two new garages that will house a total of about 6,000 vehicles. It is also revealed that the number of shopping, dining and entertainment venues will be increased by two-fold once the project is completed. One could also expect the additions of some of the most iconic eating and entertaining brands of the world.

The upcoming expansion is no doubt the grandest expansion in the history of this ever-changing shopping, dining and entertaining destination. But for the Disney planners the ultimate objective is to provide a more vibrant and much bigger imaginative setting- where guests will have more options to shop, dine, relax and entertained without missing the homely feel.

Disney Springs is of course an imaginary re-invention of a magical Florida town which has its roots in the company’s own Sunshine State heritage. It is also believed that the new transformation will exposed visitors to a rather suburban kind of feel than the urban aura of the existing complex. Even the name Disney Springs is expected to be a fitting brand-identity to mark such a significant multi-year transformation. For me this new initiative by Disney is another out-of-the-box move in transforming a rather disjointed Downtown Disney area to a more in-depth, creative and well-connected shopping, dining and entertainment destination like never before.

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Disney Set to Master Its Digital Footprint



The Official Ticket Center ~ Mastering the Internet and online media is a tricky affair, and for a traditional media conglomerate like Walt Disney Co. it’s a series of challenges. The animation giant is no doubt reign supreme when it comes to the world famous Theme Parks and Animation blockbusters. But the same is not true for the company on the New Media side. Specially, in the gaming, mobile and Internet divisions the company incurs consecutive losses. However, given the recent developments, including the important official announcements of late, it seems that Disney is desperate in turning around its digital initiatives like never before. Moreover, the launched of a new Disney website last year, followed by the official disclosures of the upcoming NextGen Disney Experience project- ‘MyMagic+‘ and the announcement of the latest and most unique gaming initiative- ‘Disney Infinity‘ have shown how serious the company is in enhancing its Digital Footprint. Continue reading

Taking the Disney Guest Experience to the Next Level

At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, we continually push the boundaries of creativity and innovation to deliver the best possible experience for our Guests. We’re always looking for ways to take what we do and do it even better.

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Over the past few years, we’ve devoted considerable time and resources to create a more immersive, more seamless and more personal experience for each and every Guest who spends time with us. I know there’s been significant speculation about these efforts among our fans, so we’re pleased to give you a glimpse into the work we are doing to take the entire Disney Guest experience to the next level.

Some of these initiatives are more apparent and can already be seen by our Guests – like our interactive queues at Walt Disney World® Resort and the Enchanted Art on our cruise ships – while others are more behind-the-scenes and are focused on “how” visitors plan, access and enjoy their experiences with us. Over the next several months, we’ll be rolling out a collection of tools at the Walt Disney World Resort called MyMagic+ that will give Guests more opportunities to customize and personalize their entire visit.

Like most people who visit Walt Disney World Resort, my family and I have our “must-do” attractions, and as the father of three boys, those attractions often end with the word “mountain.” Now, rather than dashing as a group, or even splitting up to gather FastPasses, imagine booking guaranteed ride times for your favorite shows and attractions even before setting foot in the park. With MyMagic+, Guests will be able to do that and more, enabling them to spend more time together and creating an experience that’s better for everyone.


A major component of MyMagic+ is the new My Disney Experience website and mobile app, which gives Guests planning their trip the latest information on all Walt Disney World Resort has to offer. We know that some people like to plan every aspect of their Disney vacation in advance while others like to plan very little, letting their day unfold spontaneously. No matter where Guests fall in that spectrum, My Disney Experience gives them the flexibility to plan as much or as little as they’d like to create the exact Disney experience they want. They can book dining and other experiences and reserve times for their favorite attractions, shows and more through an enhanced FastPass system, FastPass+. Once they arrive, they can use their smart phones to spontaneously change their plans in the moment, exploring our parks at their own pace and getting the most out of their visit.


Linking the entire MyMagic+ experience together is an innovative piece of technology we developed called the MagicBand (or Card). It will serve as a Guest’s room key, theme park ticket, access to FastPass+ selections, PhotoPass card and optional payment account all rolled into one. We’ve began testing certain aspects of MyMagic+ in Florida last month and the early reactions we’ve gotten have been fantastic.

This collection of tools is another step forward in the ongoing evolution of our Guest experience, giving us even more ways to help friends and family create the unforgettable Disney memories that they want most. We’ll be testing, adjusting and adding features to MyMagic+ and My Disney Experience over time and will continue to make improvements based on our Guests’ feedback. We look forward to sharing more with you in the months ahead!

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