The Star Tours ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is making its last run on Sept. 8 to make way for its reimagining in 2011 – but fans have the opportunity to attend a special “decommissioning” party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Aug. 14. The Last Tour to Endor is a special ticketed event the Saturday night during Star Wars Celebration V – The official Lucasfilm fan convention.
Disney has been testing some new entertainment options at Downtown Disney for the past few weeks. It seems the Celebrate Tonight show in Pleasure Island which featured DJs and stilt walkers is no longer running. There are some new entertainment options in the area. [Read more…]
Walt Disney World Sports Media Director Darrell Fry posted this hilarious video of Mickey Mouse showing off his hip-hop dance moves on the Disney Parks Blog.
The video was recorded at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex (soon to be ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex), but there’s no word at which event or when it was recorded. But it doesn’t really matter. Enjoy!
Don’t be surprised if a “Thriller” dance breaks out the next time you’re dining at the Hard Rock Cafe in Universal CityWalk.
Dustin, an engineer at the Hard Rock, started dancing around whenever Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” would play in the restaurant, attracting a lot of attention as he emulated Michael’s moves. Some of the wait staff were interested in learning the dance, so Dustin started giving lessons. So if the song happens to play, the next time you’re dining at the restaurant, you’ll be in for a show.
Marketing and Promotions Manager Jeff Jones said there are no scheduled performances, the song just plays on random days and random times. But if you’d like to guarantee seeing the staff dance in person, they’re still practicing for an upcoming special performance. “The only guaranteed performance will be Oct. 2,” said Jones, “when we present Classic Albums Live featuring Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. The staff will join the Classic Albums Live band on the title track.”
One of Hard Rocks managers has posted a couple of videos showing the staff and Dustin doing the dance. The first shows the wait staff dancing without Dustin’s help and the other shows Dustin all decked out and dancing with the staff.