From orlandosentinel.com: Disney said Wednesday that it will shut down Space Mountain this spring for what the company described as a months-long “refreshment” of the 34-year-old Magic Kingdom roller coaster. The ride will close April 19, just after the Easter holiday. It is expected to reopen late in the year, Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger said, [...]
Walt Disney World and Worlds of Discovery are offering free admission for members of the military to their parks. While Disney is offering five days free, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens are offering free admission to the military member’s family as well. Disney’s offer extends to retired members. Disney With the “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute” offer, [...]
Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel series Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, joins Chef Goofy in the Magic Kingdom Jan. 2, 2009 to enjoy two of the theme park’s giant, smoked turkey legs. Zimmern is on vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort with his family. Photo by Gene Duncan.
Actress Brittany Snow celebrates New Year’s Eve at the Magic Kingdom with Mickey Mouse on Dec. 31, 2008. Snow, known for her roles in films like “Hairspray,” “Prom Night” and “Finding Amanda,” and for television shows including “American Dreams” and “Nip/Tuck,” is vacationing with friends at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.(Gene [...]
From orlandosentinel.com: Walt Disney World will premier a daily, live-entertainment event called the “Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It! Street Party” in the Magic Kingdom in February. The event, combining a parade and a dance party, will begin at Town Square and move down Main Street USA to the rhythms of contemporary pop songs such [...]
Miley Cyrus performed in the Magic Kingdom on Dec. 6, 2008 while taping a segment of the “Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade,” to be aired nationwide Dec. 25 on ABC-TV. The annual holiday TV special, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, also features Billy Ray Cyrus, Jose Feliciano, Corbin Bleu, the Jonas Brothers, [...]
We’ve just uploaded our photo gallery from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom. There you can see pictures from Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, Holiday Wishes fireworks, Mickey’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas” show and the “Celebrate the Season” show. If you’d like to go, you’d better get your tickets soon, [...]
As part of Disney’s upcoming “What Will You Celebrate” promotion they’ve put together this neat customizable video showing how you can be the star at the Magic Kingdom. But you’ll have to settle for seeing it on video. I don’t think any amount of money would be able to buy a real sponsorship this awesome. [...]
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Rob Thomas visited Disney World during Thanksgiving weekend. Thomas, known for his solo hits as well as being the lead vocalist for the group “Matchbox Twenty,” vacations at Walt Disney World each Thanksgiving weekend with his wife Marisol and son Maison (age 10).
Orlando Attractions Magazine will be at MouseFest, a gathering of Disney fans, on December 13 and 14, so come say hi! On December 13, we’ll have a table at the Mega Mouse Meet: Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Location: Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center (Grand Harbor Ballroom North) Disney guidebook authors, web [...]
Volume 2, Issue 1 of Orlando Attractions Magazine is now available for pre-order! You can flip through and preview the entire issue here before you buy it. Features included in this fun new issue are: • Chill out in Orlando with ICE! Holiday fun at the Gaylord Palms Resort. • 21st Century Christmas How Disney [...]
Here’s a sampling of what’s in store at the Walt Disney World Resort for the holidays. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights – As “snow” falls overhead, the Streets of America backlot cityscape at Disney’s Hollywood Studios comes alive with millions of holiday lights that dance to music, animating sparkling displays to create twirling [...]
In honor of Veteran’s Day here are a couple of photos from SeaWorld and the Flag Retreat Ceremony at the Magic Kingdom. Clyde the sea lion looks on as Sgt. Matthew Kreisler from The United States Marine Corps left SeaWorld team member, Christine Ly, speechless after proposing in front of a crowd of thousands at [...]
A glitter-dusted tiara for a dainty princess… a bandana, eye patch and a scruffy beard for a pirate… whimsical wings for a fairy… brightly colored stripes and wispy whiskers for a not-so-ferocious tiger. Instead of buying additional costume accessories to create these looks, why not try painting them on? Face painting is popular with theme [...]
Happy Halloween to all our readers. To help kick off your Halloween, we’ve uploaded a new picture gallery from this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and we present a cute, funny video of kids eating sour candy at SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular. For those who like the scarier part of Halloween, be sure to [...]
Singer and actor Lance Bass and his “Dancing with the Stars” professional dance partner Lacey Schwimmer got into the Halloween spirit and kicked up their heels yesterday in the Magic Kingdom. The pair is one of seven couples remaining on the current season of the popular ABC-TV dance competition show.
A kaleidoscope of colors and elaborate light displays will decorate the skies on the final night of 2008 at Walt Disney World. Dazzling fireworks showers, live entertainment and extended park hours on Dec. 31 make it a very popular spot to ring in the new year. Expect large crowds and arrive to your preferred park [...]
Tomorrow night is the last night for Pleasure Island, but two other things are having their last run tomorrow at the Magic Kingdom: Woody’s Cowboy Camp and the Main Street Family Fun Day Parade. Woody’s Cowboy Camp was performed daily back in Frontierland and the parade was, of course, on Main Street, starting at the [...]
Among two hours of talks delivered to the media this morning in a “Business Behind the Magic” presentation by Disney, two gems of information emerged. First, Disney revealed some concept art surrounding their recently announced 2009 promotion called, “What Will You Celebrate?” The year-long tribute to celebrations will feature plenty of in-park decorations. Here’s …
The Walt Disney Company held an event in New York City this afternoon to announce 2009′s follow-up to the Year of a Million Dreams which they’re calling, What will you celebrate? Everyone who visits a Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort theme park on their birthday in 2009 can get in free. Locals and [...]