From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction.
There comes a time when some of our favorite Disney attractions must be replaced in order to make room for new Disney magic. Do you know which extinct attractions immediately preceded these Walt Disney World favorites?
While character dining is a lot of fun, it can also be some of the most expensive meals you’ll have at Walt Disney World. Is it worth it?
It’s finally time for March Madness! This year I’m excited to be partnering with Park World Travel to host the third annual Frontierland Station Bracket Challenge! To make this year’s challenge a bit more fun, we’re thrilled to be offering up two Disney gift cards as prizes!
Surely Floridians wouldn’t be interested in a pirate attraction at Disney. The imagineers decided the southeastern region of the country would be more interested in an attraction with a less familiar theme – the wild west.
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.
Visiting Disney during peak times of year, such as 4th of July or Christmas, will increase in the cost of your vacation. While it may be tempting to visit during a less expensive time, there are so many reason why visiting during these special occasions is worth the extra costs.
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.
Now a part of the celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection, the timeless story of Pinocchio inspires a new generation with its masterful animation, award-winning music, unforgettable characters and exclusive, all new behind-the-scenes Bonus Extras!
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.
There are so many fun and unique experiences on my Disney bucket list – dining at Club 33, visiting Walt’s Disneyland apartment, touring the Cinderella Castle Dream Suite…and the list goes on and on. At the top of my Disney bucket list is what I think may be the best way to experience all of the magic Disney has brought to the world. Someday I hope to visit all six Disney resorts around the world.
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.
When the imagineers designed Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, they included a tribute to the mouse that started it all by hiding the classic three circle Mickey Mouse shape within many of the attractions. Let’s take a look at where you can find some of these hidden Mickeys at Magic Kingdom.
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.