Posts Tagged ‘Disney’s Hollywood Studios’

Additional Details About New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World

by on December 30, 2015

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New Year’s Eve is rapidly approaching and as we say goodbye to 2015, there are a few things you should know about celebrating at the theme parks of Walt Disney World. Disney is the ultimate party atmosphere on New Year’s Eve, so you want to make sure to get the most out of your experience. Here’s what you should know, both in general and park by park:

General Tips:

  • If possible, eat at off-peak times. Avoid dining from noon-2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Stay in the parks after midnight to avoid the rush to the parking lot.

Magic Kingdom:

  • There will be two fireworks show on December 30 and 31: Holiday Wishes New Year Celebration – 6:30 p.m. and Fantasy in the Sky – 11:50 p.m.
  • Guests will be able to experience special dance parties on both December 30 and 31. One in Frontierland from 7:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. and one at the Castle Stage from 9:30 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
  • Complimentary cookies and cocoa will be available for Guests on December 31 from midnight until 1:00 a.m. at Columbia Harbour House and at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.
  • Hats and Horns will be distributed on December 31 beginning at 4 p.m. in the following locations, while supplies last:
    • Near Splash Mountain
    • Near Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
    • Tomorrowland Speedway
    • East FastPass+ viewing lawn

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Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine Begins at Hollywood and Vine in January

by on December 29, 2015

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A few months ago, Disney announced that Hollywood and Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios would offer special themed dinners called Minnie’s Seasonal Dine. We recently experienced Minnie’s Holiday Dine and now we’ll have Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine beginning January 4 and lasting until March 20.

Minnie serves as the host for this event and she is inviting all of her friends to join her as she hosts a fabulous dinner party celebrating the glamour of Hollywood! Characters will be dressed to the nines in their glitziest costumes, plus there will be unique music, décor, menu items, table activities and takeaway gifts.

The cost is $46.99 for adults ages 10 and up and $27.99 for children ages 3 to 9 (plus tax and gratuity).

Guests may choose to add the Fantasmic Dining Package to this meal. The cost will be $53.99 per adult and $42.99 per child, plus tax and gratuity. In addition, some dining plans accepted.

Breakfast and lunch will still be Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine and will still feature Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and Handy Manny.

For more information and to make reservations, you can call (407) WDW-DINE.

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The Force Awakens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with More Star Wars Fun

by on December 23, 2015

In case you’ve been living inside the belly of an asteroid-bound space slug, The Force Awakens has ignited moviegoers and burnt down box office records ever since the long-awaited Star Wars sequel hit screens nationwide on December 17. Right now, there’s no better place in Orlando to celebrate The Force Awakens than Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which has spread new Star Wars stuff to every corner of the park. In this follow-up to my first look at the recently added DHS Star Wars offerings, we’ll check out additional attractions, edibles, and entertainment engineered to take you to that galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars Launch Bay and Chase Disney Visa Private Meet and Greet

Let’s start with a walk around Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which I originally broadcast on the Touring Plans Periscope channel.

 

Now, let’s check out the recently opened Star Wars Launch Bay walk-through exhibit.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Disney's Hollywood Studios

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Become a Citizen of Walt Disney World!

by on December 14, 2015

Sometimes the smaller experiences at Disney World are the most meaningful. A perfect example is the opportunity to become an Honorary Citizen of the World. It was only after multiple trips to the parks that my family even knew that we could become citizens of Disney World, and then it took a few more trips before we actually got around to taking action.

If you too would like to become a Disney World Honorary Citizen, now is the time! Citizenship happens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which is the most unpredictable Disney World park right now in terms of what experiences will survive from one day to the next. So if you would like a chance to call yourself a citizen of Walt Disney World, I advise venturing over to the Studios’ Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream at your earliest opportunity because you never know how long it will last. Read on for all the details.

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The Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Bringing Laughter With It

by on December 10, 2015

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Returning for the fifth year in a row, The Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special will be shown at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the Premiere Theater. The extremely popular holiday-themed show is a family-friendly, hilarious improv show. (It’s similar to what you would see on “Who’s Line Is It Anyway.”) Shows will feature poems, scenarios, songs, unique stories and more.

These shows are all created on the spot courtesy of the extremely talented performers and are completely interactive; sometimes guests will even be asked to participate in the hijinks. Due to its unique nature, the show is different every time. These performers are extremely witty, quick, and talented.

The show will be performed six times a day beginning on December 19 and lasting until January 2. The show lasts approximately 20 minutes and showtimes are at 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Do keep in mind that shows are subject to change. This show should be a great time for the whole family!

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A Thrill Junkie’s Guide to Traveling With Wimps

by on December 9, 2015

COASTERS_Everest2Allow me to get one thing out there at the outset: I love my family, and traveling with them is one of my favorite things in the world to do. With that said, however — and I say this lovingly — my daughter is not the bravest kid around, and my wife likes to stick to rides that are tame enough that you could step off of them without harm if need be. I, on the other hand, love thrill rides — the taller, the faster, the better. Much though I love spending time with my crew in the parks, I’d be lying if I said there weren’t times when I sadly shuffled towards the queue to see Voyage of the Little Mermaid whilst Twilight Zone Tower of Terror beckoned and mocked me in the distance…

Sooooooo, you want to spend time with your family, but there are thrill rides waiting to thrill you. Whatever shall you do? This article will hopefully offer some ideas for getting your thrill-fill without stranding your family to sit on a bench while you ride. Tips after the jump!

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10 Ways To Have Free Family Fun At Disney World

by on December 7, 2015

Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P's World Showcase Adventure

Enjoying a little free family fun!

Walt Disney World can be expensive. You know that, I know that. But what if I were to tell you that there are lots of ways to add some magic to your Disney World vacation for absolutely free? That’s right folks, I’m going to share with you 10 of my favorite ways to have family fun around the resort without spending an extra penny.

So without further ado, let’s enjoy some free family fun and save some money!

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Location: Magic Kingdom

The Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is an enchanting interactive game where you use spell cards at magic portals to defeat Disney villains. Kids and gamers alike love this experience, especially because they can collect and keep the spell cards.

A Pirate’s Adventure ~ Treasures of the Seven Seas

Location: Magic Kingdom

During A Pirate’s Adventure join Captain Jack Sparrow on an interactive adventure raiding hidden treasures throughout Adventureland. There are five different missions, each taking about 20 minutes to complete. There is no time limit on the missions, so they can be started and stopped at your leisure. This is a lot of fun for the whole family and each adventure sets off some exciting special effects scattered throughout Adventureland; especially great at night.

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Symphony in the Stars Fireworks Will Begin December 18

by on December 4, 2015

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Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular will begin showing nightly at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on December 18. The fireworks show will feature dazzling Star Wars-themed fireworks show set to the mesmerizing and infamous John Williams soundtrack, along with brand new music. The show will even feature details from The Force Awakens.

Guests who want to take things up a notch may participate in the Galactic Dessert Party, which is now currently on sale for Guests to book.

The Symphony in the Stars fireworks are beginning earlier than previous expected. The original start date was supposed to be January 5. Keep in mind that on December 31, a New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacular will be performed instead. Also, never fear, Fantasmic! will still be presented nightly.

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Club Disney and Holidays Happen Here Dance Parties Debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by on December 4, 2015

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Dance the day and night away at Club Disney and Holidays Happen Here, now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Photos by Seth Kubersky)

Do you like to devote theme park touring time to getting your grove on? If so, you’ll want to head over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where new Club Disney and Holidays Happen Here dance parties premiered on December 1, just in time for the festive Christmas season. Indoors or outside, day or night, you now have two new opportunities to satisfy that disco itch.

 

Club Disney at Sunset Showcase

 

Sunset Showcase, the boxy building recently erected behind the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, plays host to Club Disney, a family friendly nightclub that’s open all day.

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Symphony in the Stars: Galactic Dessert Party Now On Sale

by on December 3, 2015

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©Rikki Niblett

Looking to take in the upcoming Symphony in the Stars fireworks extravaganza set to take place beginning January 5? Consider booking the Symphony in the Stars: Galactic Dessert Party. Guests will be able to watch the fireworks from a reserved viewing area while enjoying Star Wars-themed desserts and beverages. Guests will also receive a souvenir beverage stein of Chewbacca to commemorate the event.

This dessert party is available from January 5 through March 19. The cost is $69.00 per adult (age 10 and over) and $39.00 for children (ages 3 to 9); tax and gratuity are included. Keep in mind that admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required, but not included in your ticket purchase.

Guests will be able to check in for this event at Center Stage located next to Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner.  The party location is outdoors and uncovered, however, in the event of inclement weather, the dessert party may be moved to an alternate indoor location.

For more information or to book your spot, visit waltdisneyworld.com.

 

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