Guests at Disneyland Resort got the ultimate surprise on Wednesday night, when riders on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction were surprised with a live appearance from Captain Jack Sparrow himself, Johnny Depp. [Read more…]
Hosts Banks Lee and Elisa Goldman bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
Today Walt Disney World debuted a new wrap for one of their monorails. The monsters from ‘Monsters University’ have taken over Monorail Teal in anticipation of their new Disney/Pixar film coming out June 21, 2013. [Read more…]
The first monorail to be used for a movie promotion was the Tronorail in 2010 for Disney’s Tron Legacy movie, then last year was the debut of an Avengers monorail. Both those are now gone but Monorail Black at Walt Disney World has been given a makeover. Set to debut any day now, the front is painted gold and Iron Man is flying down the sides in promotion of the new Iron Man 3 movie. [Read more…]
By Ashley Nichols
On Sept. 7, SeaWorld Orlando announced a new offer for its recently reopened Dine with Shamu experience. “Kids Eat Free at Dine with Shamu” runs now through Dec. 25. The promotion offers a free children’s meal (ages 3-9) for every full-priced adult reservation purchased. This is a great time for families to give the park’s premiere dining experience a try. Team Theme Park Foodie enjoyed lunch at Dine with Shamu in early August, and we highly recommend it for SeaWorld veterans and first-time visitors alike. [Read more…]
This weekend, Star Wars Weekends 2012 will kick off at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As they do each year, Disney released some promotional images that combine both Walt Disney World and Star Wars elements, plus some very funny videos taking a look “behind the scenes”. [Read more…]
Nickelodeon Suites Resort recently celebrated the hotel’s 100,000th sliming. The slime ticker has been tracking guest slimings on property for three months as part of the hotel’s Summer of Slime. [Read more…]
Disney’s 3D sci-fi adventure film TRON: Legacy doesn’t debut in theaters until December, but guests at Disney World can see a bit of the TRON universe zipping high above their heads.
Renderings of yellow and blue light cycles have transformed one of the trains on the monorail line. A blue light cycle zips to the left along one side of Disney’s “highway in the sky” and the yellow light cycle zooms to the right. This particular monorail, or “Tronorail” currently takes guests between Epcot and the Ticket and Transportation Center.
TRON: Legacy is a sequel to 1982’s classic TRON, both starring recent Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges. TRON: Legacy will be released in both Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D and is currently scheduled to debut across the US on Dec. 17.
Today Disney announced a new program that celebrates the spirit of volunteer service with a simple proposition: “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day.”
Disney hopes to inspire families to volunteer in their communities during 2010 through this first-of-its-kind program. One million people who perform volunteer service for a participating organization will receive a free one-day admission ticket to a Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort theme park.
While the “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” program kicks off Jan. 1, 2010, you can learn more about the program and how to get your free one-day admission to a Walt Disney World or Disneyland theme park by visiting www.DisneyParks.com or www.DisneyParks.ca (Canada).
This year, guests were given one free allowed into Disney World for free on their birthday as part of the “What Will You Celebrate?” campaign.
“In 2010, we want to recognize and add one more reason for celebration: the contributions people make to their communities every day,” said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “We want to inspire one million volunteers – people who will invest time and energy to make their own communities and neighborhoods a better place.”
To enable people to sign up for an eligible volunteer project, Disney is working with HandsOn Network, the nation’s largest volunteer network. Part of Points of Light Institute, HandsOn Network has 250 on-the-ground volunteer action centers across the country and connects volunteers to more than 70,000 nonprofit agencies that need their help.
Starting Jan. 1, 2010, guests can go visit the Disney Parks Web site to search for volunteer opportunities available in their area through HandsOn Network and sign up for a day of volunteer service. Many of the opportunities will be for projects that entire families can participate in together.
If annual passholders would like to participate, they’ll be offered one of three choices instead of the free ticket:
• Special Fastpass cards for certain attractions for up to six people.
• A collectible Ear Hat figurine with exclusive trading pins.
• Donate the free ticket to a non-profit organization designated by Disney.
The free tickets will not be valid at Walt Disney World between March 29 and April 8 or on July 4, 2010.
Ticket quantities are limited. The program begins January 1, 2010 and continues until all tickets are distributed or Dec. 15, 2010, whichever occurs first.
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