When I saw Moana in theaters, I instantly fell in love with the new Disney film. As someone who loves the islands and being on the sea, this new film with a Disney princess who feels the call of the ocean really resonated with me. The film follows the story of Moana as she sets off on an adventure to save her island.
Spring is quickly approaching! Tomorrow Epcot will be filled with beautiful topiaries and all kinds of flowers, plants, butterflies, and delicious foods as the 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival kicks off. If your family will be heading to Walt Disney World Resort for the festival or shortly after, you’ll want to be aware of the scheduled refurbishments which may affect your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. The Refurbishment Schedule is subject to change, so be sure to confirm any information prior to your vacation.
Guests at Magic Kingdom will be able to experience a brand new nighttime spectacular called Happily Ever After beginning May 12, 2017. The new show, which will replace the Wishes nighttime spectacular, will feature more lasers, lights, and projections than any other fireworks show in the park’s history.
From Marvel comes Doctor Strange, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange, whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place – a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj.
Just after dinner on a hot July evening, we headed toward the exit for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The sun hadn’t set yet, but the park would soon be closing. There would be no fireworks show at the park, as the loud booms were certain to terrify the animals we had seen on Kilimanjaro Safaris earlier in the day.
Star Wars Day at Sea transports guests to a galaxy far, far away to celebrate the legendary adventures and iconic characters from the Star Wars saga with Jedi, Wookiees, droids, Stormtroopers and others during the special day-long celebration.
Precious Moments figures have always held a special place in my heart. For as long as I can remember, my grandmother collected Precious Moments. She had figures to commemorate special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and more. I always enjoyed admiring her Precious Moments collection when I went to visit her. Each of the figures were adorable and shared a message of love – whether it be the love of a spouse, mother, child, or God’s love.
Set in the enchanted fairytale land of Avalor, “Elena of Avalor” tells the story of Elena, a brave and adventurous teenager who has saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress and must now learn to rule as crown princess until she is old enough to be queen. Elena’s journey leads her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders.
Families will be captivated by this magical movie followed by never-before-seen bonus features, including a revealing look at director David Lowery’s personal diary kept during the filming of “Pete’s Dragon,” the design process behind the lovable dragon Elliot, deleted scenes, a tour of the film’s breathtaking production location of New Zealand, audio commentary by filmmakers and actors and hilarious bloopers.
The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country.
The holiday season is well underway at Walt Disney World! Christmas is one of the best times to visit Disney. I had the privilege of spending the holidays with Mickey several years ago. It was such a magical experience seeing the parks decorated for Christmas. If your family will be spending the holidays at Walt Disney World this year, you’ll want to be aware of the scheduled refurbishments listed below before you make your way to the Most Magical Place on Earth.
From the Academy Award®–winning creators of Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” (Best Animated Feature, 2003) comes an epic undersea adventure filled with imagination, humor and heart. When Dory, the forgetful blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres), suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) take off on a life-changing quest to find them … with help from Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Bailey, a beluga whale who’s convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark.
With Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas quickly approaching, many families are eagerly counting down the days to their Walt Disney World vacation. If your family will be visiting Walt Disney World this holiday season, you’ll want to be aware of the scheduled refurbishments listed below before you make your way to the Most Magical Place on Earth.
In “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” the all-star cast from the 2010 blockbuster is back with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter who’s desperately searching for his family; Anne Hathaway as Mirana, the kind, mild-mannered White Queen; Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth, the short-tempered, big-headed Red Queen; and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, the heroine at the heart of the story.
Beauty And The Beast has always been one of my favorite Disney films. From the very first time I saw the movie, I fell in love with the characters, the story, and the music. Over the years, I’ve watched the film numerous times, with each viewing being just as entertaining as the first.
Each year as the leaves begin to change colors, the Magic Kingdom is also transformed with the colors of fall. Main Street, U.S.A. comes to life with pumpkins, scarecrows, and beautiful wreaths made from autumn leaves. A few years ago, as I celebrated my birthday at Walt Disney World, I was able to once again experience the beautiful colors of fall at the Magic Kingdom.
The most explosive clash to ever rock the Marvel Cinematic Universe ignites a firestorm of conflict in the game-changing epic, Captain America: Civil War. In the wake of collateral damage, government pressure to rein in the Avengers drives a deep wedge between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), causing a catastrophic rift that escalates into an all-out feud.
Fall is one of the best times to visit Walt Disney World. Main Street, U.S.A. is decorated with the colors of autumn. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party invites guests to dress in costume and trick-or-treat with Mickey and friends. Fall bring cooler temperatures and reduced crowds to the parks, as well.
The summer is quickly drawing to a close, and soon the Magic Kingdom will be filed with pumpkins, candy, and trick-or-treaters. While there are not currently a large number of refurbishments scheduled for the parks, refurbishments are scheduled for a couple of the most popular Disney attractions.
Summer is well underway! The Florida sun is hot, the parks are crowded, and it’s my favorite time of year to visit Walt Disney World! For me, nothing says 4th of July like a trip to the Most Magical Place On Earth. Cinderella Castle is decorated with red, white, and blue at night. The American Adventure helps guests get in a patriotic mood. And of course, there’s also the fireworks.