Countdown to Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios

 

 

 

If you have been paying attention lately, you would notice a great disturbance in Walt Disney World’s Force. If one would look for a minute over at Hollywood Studios, you would see a major Pixie Dusting taking place in the form of a huge expansion of Toy Story Land. For the past few years Hollywood Studios has been going to the extreme of updating this once not so popular theme park. Guests have been waiting patiently for this and Disney is guaranteeing a home run with this newest addition!

Over the past few weeks guests have been privy to a soft open of this new land. You won’t hear about it but you can sure read about it as Disney has been slowly and quietly bringing in media and bloggers to start building the excitement for what it hopes to be a big winner for their park. I have seen pictures and videos of the rides and food stands, but I have yet to go myself. Next week will be their official media event and yours truly will be there reporting on everything.

I am a huge Disney fan and I hope to be able to see all of my favourite characters as well as shrink down to what is the end idea of being one of Andy’s toys. The whole gist of their new land is to be one of Andy’s toys and for the guest to be able to enjoy a day in Andy’s backyard. I have seen the a few of the rides like Slink Dogs rollercoaster as well as a few walk up eateries and I can’t wait. It has been long overdue and I hope that Disney hits a homerun with this much needed addition!

Disney has great visions for all of their theme parks but Hollywood Studios I have a feeling will be a new diamond on Mickey’s crown especially after they add the much anticipated Star Wars Land. Once they have these two new additions they will be a Force to reckon with no pun intended…lol The only thing that I would have added if I were Disney is possibly a Toy Story Resort. Could you imagine how cool that would be for the kids? Hopefully they read this and make it happen. Stay tuned for after party reports and if you should every need discount Disney tickets to any of the parks, please visit The Official Ticket Center for all of your ticketing needs.

 

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.

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

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS MAJOR ATTRACTION NEWS

Orlando, Fla. (May 19, 2011) – Universal Orlando Resort today announced that its newest attraction will be based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s blockbuster 3-D-CGI feature “Despicable Me,” bringing minions, mayhem and a whole new level of 3-D family fun to its guests. The “Despicable Me” experience will replace the Jimmy Neutron attraction at Universal Studios Florida. Continue reading

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 10 Year Master Plan

NASA officials announced on 4/12/11 that Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has been selected to permanently display space shuttle Atlantis upon retirement of the Space Shuttle Program. Atlantis, one of three orbiters in the space shuttle fleet, will fly the last scheduled space shuttle mission before being retired in 2011. 

 

The $100 million exhibit for Atlantis will be the marquee element of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s 10-year master plan. Initial design concepts for the 65,000 square-foot home for the space-flown orbiter include viewing the space shuttle “in flight,” showing how the spacecraft worked in space and providing a unique vantage point for guests to look at the complex vehicle up close. Complementing the orbiter display will be interactive features reflecting major accomplishments of the Space Shuttle Program, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station.

 

Officials with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex plan to break ground on Atlantis’ new home in 2012 with a grand opening planned for 2013. The orbiter home will be located in the Shuttle Plaza at the main Visitor Complex; incorporating the Shuttle Launch Experience attraction. To purchase your Kennedy Space Center Tickets, please call our office toll free at 1-877-406-4836 TODAY.

New Years Eve Parties In Orlando 2011 ~ What Will The Orlando Theme Parks Have In Store This Year?

New Years Eve Parties In Orlando 2011

New Years Eve Parties In Orlando 2011

 

As many of the locals know, Orlando is a busy town during New Years Eve. As with any town, the New Years Eve Parties are the most popular place to be when ushering in the 2011 New Year, but in Orlando, it is big business. When New Years Eve hits Orlando, the Orlando theme parks jockey to have the best, most exciting events and the locals and travelers from around the world are the winners of this healthy competition. Continue reading

Walt Disney World Gets Ready For The Holidays 2010

Holiday Season In Style at The Walt Disney World Theme Parks

Holiday Season In Style at The Walt Disney World Theme Parks

 

If you think that your neighborhood goes all out at Christmas time then take a trip to Orlando Florida and spend a few days at the Disney theme parks during the holiday season. Walt Disney World in Orlando sets out every year to bring the holidays of yor to you and your family. Continue reading