Posts Tagged ‘Magic Kingdom’

Magic Kingdom to add an all-new Theater

by on July 16, 2017

A brand new entertainment space is coming to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

The performance space is coming to Main Street U.S.A. and will be based on the iconic Willis Theater in 1920s Kansas City. This new theater gives Disney many more options in live entertainment in the park. The design of the theater looks right at home on Main Street!

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Details about the theater were few and far between. We don’t know what shows will be performed at this new venue. It is expected that it will feature Broadway-style entertainment like Aladdin and Frozen at Disney California Adventure.

One thing is for sure and that is that you can bet that as soon as I learn more information, I’ll make sure to share it with you!

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TRON Coaster Coming to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

by on July 16, 2017

Turns out those rumors were indeed true! The TRON Coaster that has been so popular over at Shanghai Disneyland will be making its way to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

This new attraction will be situated in a brand-new location in the park, next to Space Mountain and extending past the railroad tracks. Fans of the Tomorrowland Speedway, don’t need to fear; concept art shows that the Speedway will remain.

TRON Inspired Coaster Magic Kingdom

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Pirates of the Caribbean to See Updated Auction Scene

by on June 29, 2017

Today, the Disney Parks Blog was discussing the new changes at Disneyland Paris’ Pirates of the Caribbean, but they also shared a tiny tidbit of information about the status of one particular scene at both U.S. versions of the attraction.

The famous auction scene will be seeing an update. Currently, the scene showcases the auctioneer pirate who is attempting to auction off a bride, however soon all that will be changing. Instead, Guests will see the redhead touting a gun, as she has joined the pirates ranks. In addition, now the townspeople will be seen unloading valuables and auctioning those off instead.

 

Pirates of the Caribbean Auction Scene

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Both the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland‘s versions will be going under the knife to receive this particular change. While no date has officially been announced for when these changes will actually be occurring, Disney did mention in the article that the updates would be done during scheduled refurbishments that are set to take place in 2018.

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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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Attraction Overview: Splash Mountain + Video

by on May 2, 2017

Photo - Angela DahlgrenIt’s been a looooong two weeks away from Youtube (P.S. I’ve missed you all!), but I’m finally back with a new video!

Enjoy this overview of Splash Mountain, featured at Walt Disney World, Disneyland,and Tokyo Disneyland.

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Entertainment Changes in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom

by on April 28, 2017

Tomorrowland entertainment

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For those who are fans of the #INCREDIBLESSuperDanceParty, I have sad news. The intergalactic dance party which takes place on the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom and featuring characters from the hit Pixar film, The Incredibles will be ending. The dance party occurs on select evenings and transforms as Mr. Spin puts together the beats for those looking to rock out.

The last day to dance the night away with Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible, and Frozone will be April 30.

It does appear that Mr. Incredible will still be meeting with Guests for a limited time. He will be found in a temporary location from May 1 through May 18.

A new dance party is slated to take its place called the Cosmic Dance Party. No word on which characters will be appearing or an official start date. (Though one would expect it would be May 19, but that’s just a guess on my part.)

Cinderella Coach Photo Opportunity Now Available at Magic Kingdom

by on April 12, 2017

Magic Kingdom Cinderella Coach

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During this busy Easter week, Guests will have the unique opportunity to have their photo taken in front of Cinderella’s Carriage! The coach will be located at the Magic Kingdom in Fantasyland from April 12-19. This unique photo moment can be found located near the castle walls, which are part of New Fantasyland, near Enchanted Tales with Belle.

All who visit the park are welcome to take advantage of this rare opportunity and Disney’s PhotoPass will be on hand to capture these special moments.

Stitch’s Great Escape Open at the Magic Kingdom

by on April 11, 2017

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Once again, it’s busy season at Walt Disney World because the seasonal attraction, Stitch’s Great Escape is open for Guests to experience at the Magic Kingdom!

Guests can stop by the Tomorrowland attraction until April 19 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily. The attraction will then return back to seasonal status beginning April 20.

In addition, for those planning their summer vacations, you’ll have the opportunity to to experience the attraction from May 28 through August 19 daily.

Stitch’s Great Escape became a seasonal attraction back on October 2. Rumors indicate that a new attraction themed after the film Wreck-It Ralph have been floated around, however, as of right now, there has been no concrete information regarding Stitch’s Great Escape’s official closure, nor about any potential replacement for the attraction.

So, for those of you who like the smell of chili dog, make sure you get yourself over to Stitch’s Great Escape!

Disney Changing Magic Kingdom Security Procedures

by on March 29, 2017

Security Procedures Update

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Big changes are coming soon for Guests visiting the Magic Kingdom, as far as bag check and security procedures go.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, beginning on April 3, Magic Kingdom visitors who drive to the theme park and park at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) will go through metal detection and have their bags screen at the TTC. Once Guests are scanned at the Transportation and Ticket Center, they will then be able to board the ferry or monorail to head to the Magic Kingdom; Guests will not need to go through security measures once they get to the theme park itself.

In addition, Guests who are staying at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will go through security at the resorts’ monorail stations prior to heading to the Magic Kingdom.

Currently, all Guests have to have their bags checked and go through metal detection directly in front of the Magic Kingdom’s gates.

This change is being done in an effort to make the security procedures go more efficiently for both Disney, as well as park Guests. If you have been to the Magic Kingdom on an exceptionally busy day, you will understand how crazy crowded and backed up that area right in front of the park can get, so it seems like this new process will be exceptionally helpful.

For even more explanation, here’s a video where Brian goes through the entire process:

New Joffrey’s Coffee Kiosk Opening at the Magic Kingdom

by on February 17, 2017

Joffrey's Coffee

Guests will soon be able to get their Joffrey’s Coffee fix at the Magic Kingdom in Tomorrowland, as a brand new Joffrey’s kiosk is expected to open in March. This is the first Joffrey’s Coffee kiosk to be located at the Magic Kingdom.

The new location is expected to serve a specialty coffee that is specific to Tomorrowland and that is their brand new s’mores latte, which includes Joffrey’s espresso mixed with chocolate sauce and marshmallow syrup, topped with whipped cream, graham cracker crumbs, and marshmallows. (Which you can get either hot or iced.) Oh does that sound delightful!

Currently, the two closest kiosks to the Magic Kingdom could be found at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and at the Transportation and Ticket Center.

This new kiosk is perfect for those looking for a great pick me up, as well as for those who have been wishing for an alternative to Starbucks at the Main Street Bakery.