Posts Tagged ‘Disney’s Hollywood Studios’

Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package Returns for 2015

by on April 15, 2015

Frozen Summer FunThe Frozen Summer Fun LIVE event will be returning this year, which means that also returning will be the Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package. Booking this package will allow guests to experience three of the most popular events during the Frozen Summer Fun LIVE day. If you are looking for the ultimate Frozen day, this is the way to experience it!

To start, guests will be able to watch Anna and Elsa’s Royal Processional, a fun mini-parade with your favorite characters from the movie, in a reserved viewing area, complete with regal refreshments, such as water, soft drinks, and ice cream!

Guests will then be able to acquire reserved seating to one showing of For the First Time In Forever – A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration.  The retelling of the story of Arendelle will take place in the newly named Hyperion Theater. (It used to be the Superstar Television Theater, home of the American Idol Experience.)

Finally, guests will end their day with a special dessert party and private viewing area for the Frozen Fireworks spectacular. Guests will be able to enjoy Frozen-themed desserts as well as specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

The cost is $69 for adults (ages 10 and up), $39 for children age 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity are included). Reservations can be made online or by calling 407-939-3463. Do keep in mind that package availability is limited.

The package will be available for guests to experience from June 17 through September 7, with the exception of July 4 and 15.

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Feel the Force Premium Packages Return for Star Wars Weekends

by on April 8, 2015

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Are you looking to take in the ultimate Star Wars Weekends day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Then you should certainly consider purchasing one of two Star Wars Weekends Premium Packages.

The first is known as the Feel the Force Premium Package. Here guests will get reserved viewing for the Legends of the Force Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade, complete with soft drinks, water, and snacks. Guests also get to take part in ONE of the Celebrity Talk Shows in Theater of the Stars. Your show time will be selected at check-in. Finally, to end the evening, guests get to experience the “Symphony in the Stars” Fireworks Dessert Party, where guests will enjoy Star Wars-themed desserts (like the delicious Darth Vader cupcake), as well as a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and a great view of the evening’s fireworks. The cost of the Feel the Force Premium Package is $69 per adult (ages 10 and up) and $39 per child (ages 3-9). Tax and gratuity are included.

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D-Tech Me Experience Returns With Two New Figures for Star Wars Weekends

by on March 27, 2015

One of the more popular activities for Disney’s Hollywood StudiosStar Wars Weekends is returning this year–the D-Tech Me experience. This unique opportunity allows guests to have their face cast on a mold of a Star Wars figurine.

This year, Disney is adding two new options into the mix; they are a Jedi Knight and a TIE-Fighter Pilot.

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Doc McStuffins to Meet Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by on March 13, 2015

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Do you have a little one who likes to watch Doc McStuffins? (Or do you secretly enjoy it yourself?) Well, soon you and your family will have the opportunity to get meet Doc in the Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. She will appear against a backdrop that’s reminiscent of her playhouse clinic and she will join fellow Disney Junior stars Sofia the First and Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates in this section of the park.

In addition, Guests looking for Doc McStuffins will also still be able to see her at Disney Junior Play n’ Dine for breakfast of lunch at Hollywood & Vine, as well as at Disney Junior – Live on Stage, also found in the Animation Courtyard.

While she’ll begin meeting guests in May, there is no official start date announced, as of yet, so stay tuned.

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Daisy Lauren’s Best Week Ever: March 12, 2015

by on March 12, 2015

Hi, Everyone! Welcome to the Best Week Ever here at Walt Disney World. Get ready because this week we’re visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Downtown Disney, Magic Kingdom and taking another look at the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. Wow, it was a busy week! Let’s get going! 

The weather has been very overcast for the past week or so, but that didn’t make the view below any less sweet! This was my first time seeing the Studios hat free in fifteen years and I made a special trip just to see it.  I vividly remember when I was a little girl that before the park would open Goofy would dance and play in front of the theater. I’d totally forgotten until I saw this again. I also remembered the Rocketeer “flying” from the roof with his jet pack. Anyone else remember these things? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to reminisce with you. :)

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Of course, since I was there I had to check out what else was new for you. Click to read more to see what other trouble we got into this week.

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Frozen Summer Fun to Return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by on March 11, 2015

1901332_10204152401803409_4662566858848695794_nIt’s back! The Frozen Summer Fun event will be returning for the second year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! This is a must for those of you with Frozen fans in the family!

The day includes lots of special events to soak in all the Frozen goodness! They are:

  • The Frozen Procession – This special mini-parade down Hollywood Boulevard will include Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf, plus a regal cavalcade of Arendelle’s finest, including skaters, skiers, ice cutters, and the Arendelle Flag Corps.
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen-Sing Along Celebration – We all know the songs from Frozen. Come sing along in this comedic retelling of the history of Arendelle, brought to life by the Arendelle Historians.
  • Olaf’s Summer Cool Down – Olaf will appear on the event stage throughout the day to cool things down as the summer sun gets hotter.
  • Hot Frozen Nights DJ Dance Party – When the sun goes down, the party gets hot! DJ Chill will be on hand at the event stage spinning great tunes. Guests will be able to share song requests and photos through social media that will be featured onscreen during the party.
  • Frozen Fireworks – Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf will come together at the event stage for a fantastic fireworks spectacular, set to the soundtrack of Frozen!

For those looking to meet Anna and Elsa in person, there will be no meet and greet opportunities at the Frozen Fun event. To actually meet the sisters, you’ll need to head to Princess Fairytale Hall at the Magic Kingdom.

The Frozen Summer Fun event will take place from June 17 through September 7 and is included in your park admission.

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Walt Disney World Newsworthy Notes – 2/26/15

by on February 26, 2015

Welcome back to this brand new edition of Walt Disney World Newsworthy Notes!  (Crowd cheers…ok…maybe not…but a girl can dream.) This week has been very fruitful with little tidbits to share with you all; I’ve got lots of refurbishment news, details on Be Our Guest Restaurant, new information on Avatarland, and more!

  • Wow! There are a lot of refurbishments that have been scheduled for Walt Disney World. Let’s start at the Magic Kingdom. First, for those traveling in the summer, you will unfortunately not get to experience Pirates of the Caribbean. The attraction, which has been riddled with problems lately, will be seeing a 4+ month refurbishment, from May 11 through September 25, reopening September 26. No word on what the refurbishment will entail, but it is certainly necessary. There will also be a two day refurbishment of Stitch’s Great Escape in early March, March 1 and 2. The attraction will reopen on March 3. For those visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom for barbeque, you’ll have to wait a little longer, because Flame Tree Barbeque’s refurbishment has been pushed back to last until April 22, reopening April 23. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it would appear that Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show will be closed for a refurbishment from April 20-24, reopening on April 25. Also, Voyage of the Little Mermaid will be closed September 7-10, reopening on September 11. You can always keep up with the latest refurbishments on our refurb page.
  • So I don’t usually share the videos that Disney posts, but I will if I find them particularly newsworthy…like today, where they posted one hyping up Avatar for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It’s nice to finally see some more information about the project. The new concept art shown in the video is quite gorgeous, but what really impressed me was when they finally showed some of the bioluminescent aspects. It almost reminds me of being under the sea, seeing a unique type of illuminated coral. These additions will certainly make Animal Kingdom a destination once the sun sets. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out the video:

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Daisy Lauren’s Best Week Ever: February 26, 2015

by on February 26, 2015

Hi, Everyone! Welcome to the Best Week Ever here at Walt Disney World. This week we’re spending evenings in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom, having dinner at The Hollywood Brown Derby, and visiting Animal Kingdom for some bright blue skies. Three parks in one week! This is going to be a blast, let’s get going! :)

First, check out this view from the entrance of the Disney’s Hollywood Studios! You can almost see what this will look like once the hat is completely removed. While it was sad to watch it come apart, in the end I’m glad it’s gone. I can’t wait to see the last pieces removed and this view restored. What do you think now that it’s coming together? Do you still miss the hat?

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Walt Disney World Fun Facts

by on February 22, 2015

This fellow from the Festival of Fantasy parade is terrifying, and awesome. Read on to hear more about the parade!

This fellow from the Festival of Fantasy parade is terrifying, and awesome. Read on to hear more about the parade!

Okay, trivia fans!  Today we’re going to look at some fun facts about the Orlando home of the main mouse! The sheer size of the entire Walt Disney World resort means that a lot went into the creation, and also that it provides tons of opportunities for number crunching and trivial knowledge. For example, did you know that the resort covers approximately 40 square miles? If you’re not able to wrap your head around what that means, the normal comparison is that it’s about the same size as San Francisco. No wonder you’re tired after walking all day!

As you likely know, the Walt Disney World resort is divided up into four theme parks, a shopping area currently being reinvented and renamed Disney Springs, and a variety of resort hotels. To make it easier to keep all the fun facts straight, the numbers will be divided up into five categories: General, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.

Let’s get to it!

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First Details of Star Wars Weekends 2015

by on February 18, 2015

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Star Wars Weekends are rapidly approaching; we are only 3 months away from Weekend I! This year the event takes place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on weekends (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) from May 15 through June 14.

Star Wars Weekends dates for 2015 are:

  • Weekend I: May 15-17
  • Weekend II: May 22-24
  • Weekend III: May 29-31
  • Weekend IV: June 5-7
  • Weekend V: June 12-14

The excitement is ramping up as new details are starting to trickle out about this year’s events, like that fact that once again performing hosting duties each weekend will be character actor, James Arnold Taylor, who voiced Obi-Wan Kenobi in “Star Wars: Clone Wars.”

In addition to his general hosting duties, he will also be hosting the “Stars of the Saga” talk show, where he will interview some of the many celebrities that appear during Star Wars Weekends. The “Stars of the Saga” show will be taking place in an all new venue this year, the Theater of the Stars, allowing for more Guests than ever to experience the show. (The Theater of the Stars is where Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage is held, however don’t despair Beauty and the Beast fans! The show will still also be performed in the Theater of the Stars during Star Wars Weekends.)

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