‘Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party’ will bring the magic and fun closer to Disney audiences than ever before with immersive and dynamic moments on the ice, in the air and in the seats when the show comes to the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. this September. [Read more…]
Grab onto your fins, because the original Ariel is returning to the role that made her famous. A third performance of the celebrity-studded concert presentation of The Little Mermaid has been added for June 6, 2016, at the Hollywood Bowl, and Jodi Benson herself will be reprising the role of Ariel.
Jodi Benson will be joined by Rebel Wilson as Ursula, John Stamos as Chef Louis, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Darren Criss as Eric, and Joshua Colley as Flounder. Benson and the rest of the cast will be singing the songs from the score of The Little Mermaid with a live orchestra, as the movie plays in the background on the huge Hollywood Bowl screen. For the June 6 performance only, the Opening Guest Stars will include Susan Egan, who was the voice of Meg in Hercules and the original Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, and Brad Kane, who was the singing voice of Aladdin in Aladdin. Mic drop.
Jodi Benson was quoted as saying:
“I’m so thrilled and incredibly blessed to be invited once again to sing at the Hollywood Bowl—and this time as my beloved Ariel during this unique commemoration of our movie, The Little Mermaid,” said Benson. “It’s such a special honor to celebrate my 30th anniversary with the Walt Disney Company by standing on the Hollywood Bowl stage and singing the beautiful music of the brilliant Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. I am truly honored and eternally grateful to Howard and Alan and our directors, Ron Clements and John Musker, for allowing me to bring Ariel to life and to be ‘part of your world’ for all of these many, amazing years.”
Tickets are still available for The Little Mermaid concerts on June 3rd and 4th, which will be headlined by Sarah Bareilles as Ariel. When the concerts were originally announced, composer Alan Menken said:
“It is such an unbelievable abundance of riches to have my score for The Little Mermaid performed by a live orchestra, with incredible guest artists at the Hollywood Bowl…From the animated film to our Broadway production to events like this one, it is just incredible to realize the emotional investment people continue to have with this musical.”
Tickets for Jodi Benson’s June 6 performance go on sale Wednesday April 27 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com.
Spooky Empire’s annual May-Hem horror convention is returning next month from May 24 through 26, 2013 at The Rosen Centre. This year’s event will feature all the horror from previous years including special guests, the vendor room, tattoo festival and zombie walk, but also a new separate ticketed event entitled Halloween Extreme. [Read more…]
By Kevin Yee
The fourth and final wing of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort has opened, themed to The Little Mermaid. We take a photo tour and poke our heads inside a room, plus travel around all four parks to see what’s new (such as the castle wall for New Fantasyland, now uncovered and touchable). [Read more…]
With the announcement of a July opening for the rest of Storybook Circus and a “in time for the holiday season” opening of the remaining expansion (besides the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster in 2014), construction is in full swing. Above is a view of the second spinner for Dumbo The Flying Elephant which recently had all of the arms installed on the base. [Read more…]
While part of Storybook Circus’ soft opened earlier this week, construction is in full swing on the second half of Storybook Circus as well as other parts of the new Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom. Above is a view of the Casey Jr. water play area and the smaller tent in Storbook Circus. [Read more…]
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will be opening in stages, with the first section opening this May. The resort will feature many family suites and some standard rooms (opening Dec. 31). The resort will offer three swimming pools and four playful courtyards — one for each section of the resort. The suite sections include Finding Nemo, Lion King and Cars. The Little Mermaid section will feature the standard rooms. Let’s take a look down at the construction progress. [Read more…]
The One Man’s Dream exhibit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be getting an update this week. Part of what guests will see is a video produced by Walt Disney Imagineering showing what’s being worked on currently in the parks, including the new Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. [Read more…]
The Little Mermaid dark ride is now open. Sorry Walt Disney World guests, it’s only open at Disney’s California Adventure theme park. It’s still under construction at the Magic Kingdom. But since the ride will be the same on the inside when it opens as part of the new Fantasyland next year or so, it offers a great preview for east-coasters. We were able to attend the attraction’s grand opening to bring you video and photos of what’s coming to Walt Disney World. [Read more…]
March 17, 2011 – Join our hosts as they bring you the latest Orlando theme park and attraction news and more on this week’s episode. [Read more…]