Legoland Dubai and Riverland Dubai, the first two theme parks in the new Dubai Parks and Resorts destination, are now open to the public. [Read more…]
Archives for October 2016
This week, the Daycation Kingdom family is joined by Banks and Kyle at I-Drive 360 for their Halloween event. Then, the boys head over to the Disney Parks Blog Meet Up for Doctor Strange. [Read more…]
By Patrick Santos and Gavin Hatch
We invite you to join us for the last episode of Florida-E-Tick-Or-Treat as we entertain our friends for some Halloween fun and spooky stories of extinct attractions! [Read more…]
By Banks Lee
A look back at the week of Tweeted photos from @Attractions Twitter feed [Read more…]
By Patrick Santos and Gavin Hatch
This week we take you to Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens in Tampa. Join us on our last haunt of the Halloween season! [Read more…]
In the latest step along its journey to becoming Orlando’s year-round food festival theme park, Epcot Holidays Around the World is expanding this year with five new food marketplaces, which will serve seasonal treats from November 25 to December 30, 2016. [Read more…]
America’s Escape Game has announced a new partnership with Marriott Vacations Worldwide and Vistana Signature Experiences to bring escape game experiences to destination resort hotels, starting with the In & Out Gift Emporium at the Sheraton Vistana Resort in Lake Buena Vista. [Read more…]
SeaWorld Orlando park guests can meet the world-renowned marine artist and conservationist during Guy Harvey Weekend, taking place on November 19 and 20. [Read more…]
Despite the cancelation of their latest live-action television series, the Muppets have been making a comeback at Walt Disney World recently with the opening of Great Moments in American History at the Magic Kingdom, and the return of Muppet Mobile Labs at Epcot. That trend will continue next month when Disney’s Hollywood Studios debuts PizzeRizzo, a new Muppet-themed restaurant, on November 18. [Read more…]
Ohio’s Cedar Point and Illinois’ Six Flags Great America are getting in on the World Series action with a friendly wager over whose hometown team will take home the championship.
It started when Six Flags Great America issued an online bet to Cedar Point: if the Cubs win, the Cedar Point team must post a video of the staff performing “Go, Cubs, Go” to their social channels. Cedar Point accepted, stating that if the Indians win, Great America’s team will post a video of their staff performing “Cleveland Rocks” to their social channels. Cedar Point also upped the ante with another challenge: the “losing” park must rename one of their rides for their entire opening weekend in 2017, and the winning park will choose the losing park’s ride and new name.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this wager,” said Hank Salemi, park president of Six Flags Great America. “Our park is rallying around Chicago for a World Series win and can’t wait to hear ‘Go, Cubs, Go’ all the way from Sandusky.”
Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point added, “I think all of us in Ohio and Illinois are excited that our teams are playing October baseball. Our two parks are in the business of fun – so why not get into the spirit in our own unique way? We’re not going to lose, so they should probably get their video ready!”
At press time, Major League Baseball’s 2016 World Series is even at one game each, with Game 3 scheduled for Friday in Chicago.
Hosts Banks Lee and Alyssa Daniels bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news from the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
By Forest and Alex Royer
Well its the final week of Horror Nights, and for those of you who haven’t been able to attend or who just miss it, take a walk around with Alex and her friend Caroline whilst enjoying the cinematic views of the scare zones! [Read more…]
Dollywood has announced plans to add three new attractions and two new special events, including the Drop Line free-fall tower ride, to its Smoky Mountain resort in 2017. [Read more…]
Celebrate The Magic will soon see its final performance at Walt Disney World, as the Magic Kingdom prepares for the brand-new Once Upon a Time castle projection show to debut on November 4. [Read more…]
Inside SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, guests may spot one penguin that looks a little different from the others. She’s wearing her very own wetsuit. [Read more…]
By Gavin Hatch
This week on Photo Finds, let’s go back in time and look at what was going on in the parks. [Read more…]
The Orlando Science Center recently completed a reimagining of one of their keystone exhibits, and as of October 22 the brand-new KidsTown is now open for guests to explore. [Read more…]
An Old Time Christmas, the holiday festival at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, returns November 5 through December 30 with a Light Parade, a 5-story Christmas tree with a light and sound show, two Broadway-style musical productions, holiday foods, and five million lights.
This year’s holiday festival features Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade, led by the most famous reindeer of all. As Grand Marshal, Rudolph leads the evening parade of nine musical, lighted floats, illuminated with 200,000 LED lights. The floats are accompanied by 33 colorful costumed characters, including Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, 14-foot moose characters, 12-foot tall elves and 10-foot candy canes, plus penguins, elves and a troupe of marching wooden soldiers.
The parade follows the lighting of over 350,000 colorful LED lights on the 5-Story Special Effects Christmas Tree on the Square, centerpiece of the Christmas on Main Street light and sound shows which begin at dusk each evening. The tree blazes to the movements of Christmas songs — up to 100 light changes per second — while lights around the Square flash along, accompanied by surround-sound.
The festival also features two musical productions, It’s a Wonderful Life and A Dickens’ Christmas Carol. It’s a Wonderful Life presents a musical interpretation of the classic film and features special effects and a cast of 14 singers/actors. A Dickens’ Christmas Carol, also an original musical adaptation of a famous classic story, includes elaborate sets, flying spirits, pyrotechnic special effects and a cast of 15, accompanied by a live band.
New this year, the show Tinker Junior’s Toy Shop stars a 12-foot tall talking Christmas tree that talks, sings and interacts with kids, accompanied by huge toy characters.
During An Old Time Christmas, Silver Dollar City is open Thursdays through Sundays, November 5-27, plus Wednesday, November 23; open Wednesdays through Sundays in December, closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and open daily December 26-30. Hours are 1 to 9 p.m. most days, with extended hours on Saturdays and Thanksgiving weekend.
Visit silverdollarcity.com for more information, and watch this POV video for a virtual ride on Silver Dollar City’s Outlaw Run roller coaster:
The weather was beautiful this weekend in Florida, so of course the Daycation Family took a trip to Magic Kingdom to enjoy it! [Read more…]