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Toy Story Land to Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Next Summer

by on July 17, 2017

Who else is excited to finally get to experience Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Well, beginning in the summer of 2018, Guests will be able to be shrunk down to toy size and experience this all new land.

Toy Story Land

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As a reminder, Toy Story Land will feature two brand new attractions. The first is called Slinky Dog Dash and is a roller coaster that the whole family can enjoy.  During Slinky Dog Dash, you’ll zip around many turns and drops that Andy has created to really make Slinky and his coils stretch to his limits.

The second attraction is the Alien Swirling Saucers. It’s designed as a toy play set that Andy got from Pizza Planet. In this ride, Aliens are flying around in their toy flying saucers and trying to capture your rocket toy vehicle with “The Claw.”

So, looks like we only have one year left before we can experience this exciting new land!

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by on July 15, 2017

Everyone’s pal Mickey Mouse is getting his own attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

In Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, you’ll step through the movie screen and into the unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse cartoon. You are the star and anything can happen in this zany and out-of-control adventure that will feature surprising twists and turns, dazzling visual effects, and mind-boggling transformations happening right before your eyes.

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway

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The attraction will be based off the new Mickey Mouse shorts that can be seen on Disney Channel.

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Cruz Ramirez from Cars 3 to Meet Guests

by on June 16, 2017

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One of the newest characters in the Cars franchise is Cruz Ramirez. She’s the bright yellow Dinaco-sponsored vehicle who is a technician at the Rusteze Racing Center and has the task of helping Lightning McQueen. I’m happy to report that Guests who visit both Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort are now going to have the opportunity to meet her!

Over in Disney California Adventure, Guests will find her in Cars Land where she will join Lightning and Mater. (Appropriately enough!)

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Guests will find Cruz at the end of Pixar Place. Guests who can’t get enough Cars at Hollywood Studios can also (for a limited time) see a preview of the film at One Man’s Dream, as well as see maquettes and artwork of the new characters.

So, if you are a Cars fan or you have one in your family, this is certainly a meet and greet experience you don’t want to miss!

 

New Nighttime Show Now Taking Place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by on May 31, 2017

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I was in Walt Disney World this past weekend, for the Memorial Day holiday, when the resort quietly debuted a brand new nighttime show for Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The new show, called Disney Movie Magic is a projection mapping show that takes place on the Chinese Theater. Disney Movie Magic is not a replacement for the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular. Instead, it is a considered as a sort of pre-show that takes place 30 minutes prior to the big nighttime spectacular.

Disney Movie Magic features clips from both classic and new Disney movies including Mary Poppins, Pirates of the Caribbean, Tron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Indiana Jones, and more. The new show really does drive home the values of the park and showcases the movies that make Disney, well Disney.

The show is presented in the park nightly.

Cars 3 Sneak Preview to Occur at Disney Parks

by on May 5, 2017

Cars 3

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Speed….I am Speed.

Guests who love the Cars franchise should speedily head over to Disney California Adventure or Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a special sneak preview of the upcoming Pixar film, Cars 3.

Beginning May 12, at Disney California Adventure, the preview of will be presented in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Bug’s Life Theater.

Then, beginning on May 26, Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will get to see this advance look at One Man’s Dream. Here Guests will also be able to see artwork and maquettes from the production on display.

In Cars 3, Lightning McQueen finds that he needs to get back in the race and gets help from a newcomer, Cruz Ramirez who has her own plans on how to win.

Are you anxious to see Cars 3  when it races into theaters nationwide on June 16?

Guests Can Now Meet Guardians of the Galaxy Characters at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by on May 5, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy meet and greet at One Man's Dream

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The hype is big behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and for those of you who are fans of the movie, there is a brand new meet and greet you are going to want to experience.

Both Star-Lord and baby Groot are now meeting Guests as part of the One Man’s Dream exhibit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Groot and Star-Lord took over the spot that was once occupied by Moana. It is rumored that Moana may be moving the the Magic Kingdom, but nothing official has been announced about that yet.

While there is no end date currently announced for when Star-Lord and Groot would be leaving, it is expected that they will greet Guests daily through the holiday season.

The Music of Pixar Live! Dining Packages Now Available

by on April 27, 2017

The Music of Pixar Live

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Did you miss the announcement that this summer there will be a fantastic new nightly event called Music of Pixar Live! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Beginning May 26, in the Theater of the Stars, which is where Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage is held, Guests will be able to enjoy a live orchestra performing scores of your favorite Pixar stories, from Toy Story, all the way to Cars 3, as well as appearances by beloved Pixar characters. The show will also include movie montages, outtakes and interview clips from the people behind the music!

Well, for Guests who want to make sure that they don’t miss this entertaining experience, Disney is introducing the Music of Pixar Live! Dining Package. Guests who purchase the Dining Package can enjoy one of three performances of The Music of Pixar Live! each evening, as well as a meal at either Hollywood & Vine, The Hollywood Brown Derby, or Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano.

For those who would like to catch both The Music of Pixar Live! and Fantasmic, there is a The Music of Pixar Live! and Fantasmic! Dining Package too!

Pricing for the Dining Packages are as follows:

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Ask It Results: Best Current Use of Star Wars

by on April 26, 2017

The results are in! Last week we asked you:

Which is the best use of Star Wars at Walt Disney World?

With special nods to the “All of the above” (read: Star Wars mega fans) and “None of the above” (read: Not Star Wars fans), here’s how the four choices did in our weekly poll, with more than 1,400 votes cast.

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“The Music of Pixar LIVE” to take Place This Summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by on March 23, 2017

The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters

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This summer, beginning May 26, a very unique concert experience will take place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! “The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters” will be a limited time event that is designed to showcase the incredibly memorable music that can be found in your favorite Pixar films.

This show will include a live orchestra, as well as appearances by beloved Pixar characters including Woody, Jessie, Mike and Sulley, the Incredibles and more. Scores will be showcased beginning with Toy Story, all the way to Cars 3.

This show will be presented three times a night in the Theater of the Stars. (This is where Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage is performed. Don’t worry! Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage isn’t going anywhere! It will still be performed daily.)

Stay tuned to the blog for more information about this awesome upcoming experience.

Dani’s Best Week Ever March 23, 2017: Disney’s Hollywood Studios (again!) and Disney Springs

by on March 23, 2017

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind, and there are no signs of slowing down. I am very fortunate to have the ability to visit Orlando’s theme parks at least once during most weekends, even with a hectic schedule. This past weekend brought new adventures in a part of Florida I hardly ever venture to.

It also brought commitments, including my commitment to spend time in the theme parks. The conundrum: which park to visit. The further conundrum: visit the parks I want to visit just for fun, or head to where needed research could be completed. The latter won out and we ventured to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And just to add to the craziness of an already jam packed weekend we decided to throw in an trip to Disney Springs too! Won’t you join the madness?

 

Spring Break has arrived

The thing about Spring Break is, it’s not just a week anymore. It is spread out over a couple weeks before the Easter holidays. It has certainly arrived and Orlando is showing all the signs. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and all of Orlando’s theme parks are showing elevated wait times, and definitely matching up to what is indicated in the Touring Plans Crowd Calendars.

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