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Disneyland Weekly Preview — Week of December 16

by on December 15, 2017

Heading to Disneyland this week? Read on to find out what to expect in this week’s Disneyland preview!

Special Events and Notes

The Festival of Holidays continues this week at California Adventure, featuring food and drink kiosks sprinkled throughout the park.  Also, Princess Elena of Avalor has a special show, and Disney ¡Viva Navidad! (celebrating Latino holiday traditions) will be taking place throughout the Festival. During the Festival, Annual Passholders are eligible to pick up a Sip & Savor Pass for $45 that is good for eight Festival food and beverage offerings (excluding alcohol). In addition to potentially saving you some money, you’ll also get a lanyard and a special AP button at each kiosk where you redeem a coupon.  Passholders can stop by the AP Corner at Sonoma Terrace for exclusive photo opportunities and a complimentary commemorative collectible art button.

At Disneyland Park, A Christmas Fantasy Parade and Believe… In Holiday Magic are being shown in lieu of the regular daytime parade and evening fireworks, respectively.  Over at Disney’s California Adventure, World of Color has been replaced by World of Color — Season of Light. All of these special shows are included with your normal park admission, so make sure you check them out.

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Universal Orlando Resort Preview — Week of November 4

by on November 2, 2017

The Universal Orlando Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney and Universal travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.

Hi again! It’s Daylight Saving Weekend! Don’t forget to roll your clocks back one hour on Saturday night — which means an extra hour of sleep, which means you’ll be up and ready to hit the parks early Sunday, right????

Weekly Crowd Level

Detailed crowd level information can be found here.

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Universal Orlando Resort Preview – Week of July 29

by on July 27, 2017

The Universal Orlando Preview is brought to you by Storybook DestinationsStorybook Destinations specializes in Disney and Universal travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.

Before you wonder if you are having a case of deja vu…you aren’t, I promise! Yes, not much is different in the land of Universal Orlando, but let’s look at the details of this week so you can make the most of your visit!

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Universal Orlando Resort Preview – Week of July 22

by on July 20, 2017

The Universal Orlando Preview is brought to you by Storybook DestinationsStorybook Destinations specializes in Disney and Universal travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.

Hi again! I’m back with your weekly Universal Orlando update. It’s the dog days of summer, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting out and having fun at the parks.

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Animal Kingdom Operating Hours For Pandora

by on May 10, 2017

Pandora World of Avatar operating hours at Disney's Animal Kingdom

First all of, a huge thanks to Annette Johnson at Build A Better Mouse Trip for not just suggesting this article, but for collating the information.

Pandora – World of Avatar has been open for cast member previews this week. Annual Passholders who previously registered will get their own looks beginning later this week. And media will have previews during the week before the grand opening. Expect soft openings (unannounced times when Disney will let the general public in) in the next weeks. Animal Kingdom closes early (3:30 PM) on the 24th for an evening media event. For more on what we know about Disney’s newest themed land, read this article.

Pandora will finally open to the public May 27, 2017, in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Disney has extended park hours through the summer for the expected crowds. The park will have a morning Extra Magic Hour at 7:00 AM that day for Disney resort guests. It will open to the general public at 8:00. There are also evening Extra Magic Hours from 11Pm to 1AM that day.

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