Early Arrival to the Orlando Theme Parks for No Lines

I get the same questions every day from my guests traveling out to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. The question is, “How can we avoid the line at the parks”? The answer is short and sweet, get there early. If you get to the theme parks early, you will have accomplished the biggest task of your day. Getting there early before everyone gets there not only ensures that you won’t have to wait in long lines for the most popular rides, but it will also save you time from the hot Florida sun that will zap your energy level quick!

Most travelers like to wake up kind of early, stroll down to the lobby of their hotel or resort, have a cup of coffee, then head back up to get the rest of the family for breakfast. This takes up at least two hours in the morning and this does not even take in consideration the time needed to travel to the parks. Combine all of this with the crowds rolling in late and security checkpoint lines and bam, you are now in the thick of late morning traffic that everyone hates.

Getting there one hour before the park opens for example at Disney’s Magic Kingdom will not only give you a smooth and stress free experience, but will also get you a very special early morning performance from of all of Disney’s characters before being allowed into their park for the day. After the performance, greeters welcome guests in to enjoy Mainstreet USA for a short period before their rope drop. Many early morning guests then travel back to the top rides with no wait at all. One could ride at least four rides before really encountering any kind of real lines.

When it comes to the saying, “The early bird gets the worm”, this is exactly right when it comes to getting the most while at the theme parks. This method really works best for travelers who can get to bed early the night before and really try to hydrate the evening and morning before arriving at the parks. Waking up early really works best for travelers from Europe due to the time difference. A traveler from England has the clock on their side as they are five hours ahead of us, so the can wake up at 6 am and feel like they slept in until noon! Unfortunately this is not the case for us in the USA.

Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Tree Tavern Closure Due Summer 2015

If you are a big fan of Americana Cuisine and just happen to be visiting the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom park, then you have probably already heard of the Liberty Tree Tavern located in Liberty Square. This colonial style inn has been serving New England inspired fare for many years and has built up quit a fan base among Disney travelers. Starting this July 2015 until November 20th this time capsule of the days of Colonial Willamsburg, will be closed for refurbishment. There have been rumored reports that this is for typical face lift issues that are needed from time to time due to the traffic that this restaurant receives or it could be upgrades for more easier access for the disabled (ADA). If you recall, Disney did the same thing back in 2014 at Memento Mori when it was still the Yankee Trader. For whatever reason, I’m sure that it will look fantastic when it is done! If you are planning a visit to the Magic Kingdom this year and before it closes for the year, advance reservations are strongly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.

Disney World’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Brings the Most Amazing Family Ride Experience Ever

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Mixes Disney Charm, Technology & Thrills

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Mixes Disney Charm, Technology & Thrills

Enjoying the favorite coaster ride is one of the most anticipated fun activities among theme park lovers worldwide. But when it comes to family friendly ride experience, perhaps the WDW (Walt Disney World) resort is the best place to look for in Orlando. And the coming of the very last attraction that completes the new Fantasyland expansion program of Magic Kingdom is definitely the most unique and inspiring gift WDW has to offer in this regard. It is neither the tallest nor the speediest of all, but it definitely boasts a whole new ride experience for sure. Truly, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train keeps its promise of taking family friendly ride to the next level. Continue reading

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – A New Dawn for Dark Rides

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - The latest roller coaster at Disney World will open in 2014

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - The latest roller coaster at Disney World will open in 2014

The Official Ticket Center ~ Being able to step inside the world of your most beloved and award winning Disney Classics of all times and become a part of those favorite actions is a dream come true experience. And the same is happening out there with the new Disney World ride. Imagine a journey through the mine where the Seven Dwarfs spend their days digging for gems. Imagine an adventure ride onboard the most unique theme park coaster train ever created. Well! For all those passionate about dark ride fantasies at Disney World parks, the magic is just getting more and more impressive. Thanks to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride attraction which comes as part of WDW’s (Walt Disney World) epic expansion program in the new Fantasyland area of Magic Kingdom Park.

I think it’s a whole new, family friendly ride experience we should not miss. For the first time in the history of Disney adventure-rides we have seen a ride with such amazingly new concept both in technology and in design as well. Moreover, the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction comes with many great and intriguing features. Whether it’s the magical train that takes you right into the most immersive and award-winning animated ambience ever, or those aesthetically designed cars of the train that reflects the most amazing concept of swinging coasters for the first time, I think the imagineers had left no stone unturned in shaping this one-of-a- kind ride-attraction till date.

Another most striking fact about the new train ride is its wide accessibility. Unlike the other extreme thrill rides, there is no age or height restriction for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train riders. Guests of all ages can enjoy the ride and its incredible story-line without missing the much needed thrills. Also factors such as the use of variable speed vehicles to incorporate the best of dark ride features, the application of new animatronics concept to bring to life the iconic characters (Snow White and the Dwarfs) and the magical environs where the Dwarfs live and work are sighted as some of the incredible highlights of the new attraction.

The new Fantasyland which opens in phases is WDW’s biggest expansion plan ever. Since 2012, as the construction continues, we have seen the advent of some extremely creative and exciting evolutions in the ten new acres of Disney Magic. First it was the dueling Dumbo rides and Storybook Circus section. Then comes the themed sections for The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast and later the Princes Fairytale Hall that replaces the Snow White’s Scary Adventures in 2013. And finally, it’s the opening of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride in 2014 that probably marks the end of this historic expansion program in Disney Orlando.

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A Guide to Halloween at the Magic Kingdom 2013

Halloween at the Magic Kingdom

Halloween at the Magic Kingdom

Walking down the ever glittering Main Street U.S.A. on a Halloween Holiday is a rare experience. Every year, during Halloween season the famous Magic Kingdom Park turns into a memorable festive zone powered with the world’s premier Halloween events and activities. There evolves an overwhelming array of colorful and spectacular displays, shows and surprises. While the entire Park embraces its darkest side on each selected night, guests were exposed to an incredible array of spooky outbursts of magical heights. The kids get inspired and passionate about their highly magical and not so scary Halloween encounters while adults amazed and remain excited as they celebrate and enjoy their dream hell ride right in the middle of the happiest place on earth.

From September through November the entire Magic Kingdom is taken over by the world famous Disney Halloween Event- the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Visiting the Park during the special occasion is an exclusive fun and entertainment opportunity. Bathed in a sparkling and fun-filled haunted aura, the entire park area becomes the most celebrated Halloween destination in Orlando. And from the moment you step in you have an all new Magic Kingdom to explore. The element of creepiness is everywhere and as you take your strides the excitement just exceeds. Being a Halloween guest expect no less- beyond the Magic there await the most surprising, alluring and spectacular Fest.

Though the Disney Halloween Event is not the scariest as such, yet the celebration and fun of this world famous Fest is felt as much. Being a part of this one of the most celebrated themed Event is a dream come true. Whether it’s the very bright and resplendent Park entrance with signs and greetings of Halloween or the elevated train station with exquisite decors, or the bright and highly illuminated area of Main Street U.S.A itself, the Event offers an impressive twist to the usual Disney Magic that we used to enjoy on any normal Disney day.

Moreover, besides the special shows and activities at the Event, I believe the breathtaking illuminations and lightings, the ever-glowing orange and brown bunting, carved jack-o-lanterns and the scarecrows and other magical decors also contribute to the incredible Halloween experience. Among the main highlights of the Party, I am pretty sure while the special attractions like the Trick or Treat tends to elude the kids for a fascinating adventure in search of exclusive goodies, other featured events like the famous Boo-to-You Halloween parade, Haunted House ride and special Fireworks spectacular such as the Happy HalloWishes with wild remixes enhance the creepiness and merriment of the most memorable Halloween Party ever.

‘Celebrate the Magic’ – Magic Kingdom’s Most Stunning and Immersive Storytelling Show

Celebrate the Magic at Magic Kingdom

Celebrate the Magic at Magic Kingdom

The Official Ticket Center ~ Being an avid admirer of the enchanting Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom Park, I can only say that the sight of this world famous -one of a kind fairytale attraction overlooking the Main Street USA is just awesome. Moreover, for me visiting the iconic palace is always an inspiring experience – a great way to enjoy the fairytale – magic that Disney is best known to have. And what makes it more interesting is the incredible role played by the Castle itself at night. If you are visiting the area in the evening, you find the beauty of the Castle blossoms further with the popular castle projection show-Celebrate the Magic. The amazing nighttime spectacular transforms the entire Palace structure into one incredible paper canvas, showcasing the iconic Disney stories and characters like never before.

It’s really magical to watch the Castle comes to life with the most stunning and immersive storytelling projection show the Park has to offer. Imagine the journey with an enchanted paintbrush right on the Castle building where you encounter highly-themed 3D visuals – such as Tinker Bell flying over the Castle Turrets and sprinkling pixie dust on its way, followed by Walt Disney himself up in action – busy sketching his iconic character Mickey Mouse and much more. Truly the Celebrate the Magic attraction is a sheer technological brilliance. The show combines the best of what Disney Imaginers can offer, be it the awesome musical score, pixel accurate projection mappings, pyrotechnics and lighting.

Ever since its inception the Cinderella Castle is regarded as the signature attraction of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida. Crowning the busiest and most popular of all the Disney Parks (Magic Kingdom), the magnificent Castle has always been the source of inspiration both for Disney Imaginers and the Park’s ever-increasing Fan base as well. In fact Cinderella Castle symbolizes the very core of the Disney magic, specially the fairy-tale concept that the theme park Resort preaches and instills in the hearts and minds of its fans and visitors for generations.

Today unlike its contemporaries, the Castle only gets better and more attractive with time. It becomes more beautiful at night and the inclusion of such exclusive storytelling shows enables us to catch the fancies right on the Structure of the Castle itself. With amazing seasonal themes the Palace is destined to change shapes and colors to the greatest delight of its admirers. Whether it’s special Christmas themes during Christmas or scenes from the Disney blockbusters during Summer, or the display of Disney Villains to celebrate the Halloween season, thanks to great castle projection shows like the Celebrate the Magic.

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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.

Mickey FASTPASS:Guests to Determine a Time to Meet Mickey Mouse Beginning This Spring at the Magic Kingdom

Fast Pass To See Mickey Mouse This Spring

Fast Pass To See Mickey Mouse This Spring


Magic Kingdom ~ How about this: For the first time at Disney Parks, you’ll have the opportunity to nail down a time for a face-to-face meeting with Mickey Mouse at the Walt Disney World Resort. Beginning this spring, Disney will be offering FASTPASS for Mickey at his new permanent home, Town Square Theater, located inside the current Exposition Hall area at the entrance of Magic Kingdom park. Continue reading

Walt Disney World Marathon 2011 ~ Inspired To Run

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2011

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2011


Often people are inspired by someone or something to run a marathon. And their inspiration can also be inspiring to many others, which was the case this past weekend during the 18th Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. The stories that played out during the marathon weekend were amazing. Continue reading