Disney’s annual holiday event, Night of Joy at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, has announced a new ticketing structure that will give guests more to enjoy this holiday season. [Read more…]
Universal Orlando Resort has announced all new experiences for the Christmas 2017 season: new holiday offerings coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the first time ever, as well as an all-new Macy’s holiday parade. [Read more…]
Beginning December 3, 2016, and running daily through January 1, families can celebrate the holidays at Universal Orlando Resort with the 15th anniversary of Macy’s Holiday Parade, the holiday cheer of Who-ville at Grinchmas, and musical performances by Mannheim Steamroller. [Read more…]
Only days ago, Walt Disney World received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to use remote-controlled aircraft inside their resort, and today they’ve unveiled a new drone holiday light display that will soon make its debut at Disney Springs. [Read more…]
An all-new nighttime spectacular called Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! is premiering at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on November 14, and will run through December 31 to celebrate the holiday season. [Read more…]
The holiday season returns to Disneyland Resort from November 10, 2016, through January 8, 2017, with a new holiday-themed “World of Color—Season of Light,” the new “Festival of Holidays,” the debut of Princess Elena of Avalor, and more. [Read more…]
Disney Cruise Line has announced 2016 sailing dates for specially themed Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime winter holiday sailings across the Disney Cruise Line fleet.
This week, Mike and Frauke take the family to the Magic Kingdom for their 4th of July Fireworks. [Read more…]
If you’ve been anxiously awaiting to opportunity to buy admission for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, this is the time to pull out the credit card, because tickets are now on sale for the Walt Disney World’s 2016 Magic Kingdom holiday parties, and prices have increased significantly. [Read more…]
By Patrick Santos and Gavin Hatch
This week we put a spin on the Easter Egg Hunt. [Read more…]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year with waves of holiday spirit, seas of trees and twinkling lights during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. [Read more…]
If you are a fan of The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you may want to make plans to see them this holiday season. It will be the display’s last. [Read more…]
Disney Cruise Line ships will transform this fall into ghoulish wonderlands filled with frightfully fun events, special decorations, themed parties on deck and more. [Read more…]
It’s Christmas in July as the Gaylord Palms Resort announced all the themes and activites coming this holiday season. [Read more…]
Halloween Horror Nights is ready to mark its milestone 25th anniversary with the biggest, longest and most intense year in event history. [Read more…]
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Downtown Disney is set to celebrate their Irish roots during the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival March 13-17, 2015. [Read more…]
In case you missed one of the most popular parts of Disney’s holiday celebrations, there’s one more chance to see Elsa from “Frozen” light the castle. [Read more…]
The next time you’re at Epcot, be sure to check out the new rainbow-colored lasers that were recently added to the nighttime show. They’re not only pretty, they’re also environmentally friendly.
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth has been thrilling Epcot guests for 15 years. but the show now has new environmentally friendly lasers bursting over the lagoon to enhance the dynamic display. Guests familiar with IllumiNations will see a major difference in the brightness and precision of the solid-state lasers.
The new lasers use about as much power as an average hair dryer compared to the original ion lasers, and saves approximately 64,000 watts of energy for each show. The new lasers will reduce water consumption by thousands of gallons, and eliminates the need for a water-cooling system.
“Normally you’d see a fuzzy beam coming off of the islands [in World Showcase Lagoon],” Tony Zmorenski, Principal Safety Professional and Laser Safety Officer said. “That’s cool, but now… we can change patterns. We can do complex graphics and multiple beam paths.”
In addition to the environmentally friendly aspect of the show, Tony is excited about the versatility and power of the lasers, and what it means for the show and the Cast Members who put it on every night.
“Everywhere you look it’s a win for everybody. For our guests, for the Cast… it’s going to save us money, it’s going to be easier to maintain, it’s going to be safer to operate,” Tony said. “It’s going to be a gorgeous show.”
Although you can see the lasers in use during the regular show, they can also be seen during the holiday finale too. Here’s a look: