Posts Tagged ‘Disney’s Hollywood Studios’

One Man’s Dream to be Renamed & Add Preview Center

by on August 11, 2017

It looks like Derek Burgan was right. The “Everything Must Go” sale appears to be on at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as that park continually grapples with what its identity is going to be going forward into the future.

 

Today, Disney announced that One Man’s Dream will be seeing a bit of an update….but the update mostly comes in a name change. The walk through attraction will soon be renamed as Walt Disney Presents.

The overall exhibit itself won’t change much. You’ll still be able to see those significant items from Walt Disney’s history, such as sketches, photos, storyboards, and more. Guests will also be able to still catch previews for upcoming Disney films. (Or if there’s no preview at the time, you’ll be able to catch the wonderful film about Walt Disney.) And yes, you’ll still be able to take part in meet and greet opportunities, like the current one where you can meet Star-Lord and Baby Groot! 

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Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! to Return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this Holiday Season

by on August 9, 2017

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Jingle Bell….Jingle BAM! I just love shouting that.

That’s right – the nighttime spectacular during the holiday season at Disney’s Hollywood Studios called Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! will be returning once again. The dazzling special effects and fireworks extravaganza will be back beginning November 9 through December 30.

During the show, the façade of the Chinese Theater serves as the main backdrop for this show, which is an immersive experience, that is paired with great musical score including holiday classics with a twist.

The show includes scenes from the ABC special Prep & LandingBeauty and the BeastBambiThe Nightmare Before Christmas, and two of my favorite Disney Christmas stories, Pluto’s Christmas Tree and Mickey’s Christmas Carol. The show will build to a very festive finale and a special message from Santa Claus.

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Changes Coming to Fantasmic! Dining Package at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by on August 7, 2017

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Are you a fan of the Fantasmic! Dining Package at Walt Disney World? For many, the package can be a great deal, but head’s up, because in 2018, there will be a change that you will want to be aware of.

Guests who have the Fantasmic! Dining Package booked beginning January 1, 2018 will have the option when dining at Mama Melrose or The Hollywood Brown Derby of selecting one entrée, one dessert, and one non-alcoholic beverage in addition to VIP seating at the show as part of their dining package. This is a change from the 2017 version, where Guests also received an appetizer as part of the package.

With that change, there has been a decrease in the pricing. 2018 pricing will now be as follows:

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New BaseLine Tap House and Grand Avenue Area Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios This Fall

by on July 26, 2017

BaseLine Tap House

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As you all are well aware, big changes are taking place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and today it was announced another new addition….well, actually they sort of announced two additions.

A brand new lounge experience is coming to the park called BaseLine Tap House. It will be located in a brand new area called Grand Avenue which has the goal of capturing the spirit of present-day Downtown Los Angeles, and it will showcase vintage office buildings and warehouses representing the different districts and cultures of the city.

BaseLine Tap House will be a cheerful corner pub that will specialize in beer and wines from California. The dining establishment will feature  California craft ales, lagers and ciders, California wines on tap, and specialty cocktails. Non-alcoholic options will include lemonade and soda options. Guests will also be able to try one of the small bites that will be offered including a Bavarian pretzel with mustard and beer-cheese fondue, spiced almonds or a charcuterie board featuring California cheeses. (Hmmmm….this sounds familiar….almost like what Writer’s Stop offered right before it officially closed. Makes sense, because it’s thought that the lounge will be located in this space.)

When BaseLine Tap House opens officially this fall, it will open daily at 11:00 a.m.

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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Official Name for Star Wars Land

by on July 15, 2017

Star Wars Land has been announced previously for both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, but we didn’t know what these lands would actually be called. That is until today.

Both Star Wars lands will officially be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a remote trading post found on the edge of wild space.

These new lands will feature two major attractions that will put guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Both the attractions, as well as the land itself, will offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Star Wars universe like never before. The story will truly come alive for guests who visit.

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One attraction will make you feel like you’re on a Star Destroyer inside a hangar bay. It will be built on a scale that hasn’t been done before.

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Walt Disney World Fourth of July Celebrations

by on June 21, 2017

Fourth of July Celebrations at Walt Disney World

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Fourth of July and fireworks. They go together like peanut butter and jelly, right? Walt Disney World is ready to celebrate the good old red, white, and blue in fantastic fashion. So, if you are wanting to salute all nations, but mostly America, they have some great ways to do it!

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Celebrate with Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky which commemorates the Fourth with brilliant fireworks that are all choreographed to patriotic music. The best part about this fireworks spectacular is that they are shown on two nights – July 3 and July 4 at 9:00 p.m. So you have two chances to catch this unique and special show.

You also don’t want to miss The Muppets Present…Great Moments in History. During the show, Miss Piggy, Kermit, Fozzie Bear and friends reenact famous moments in American history all in a fun manner. This is a live show that is performed daily in Liberty Square.

Another must see during the holiday is the Flag Retreat which takes place at 5:00 p.m. each day in Town Square on Main Street U.S.A.

The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will be shown twice on both July 3 and 4 – once at 12:00 p.m. and once at 3:30 p.m.

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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.