There’s something magical about going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter; but what about when you’ve done it a billion times and you’re tired of riding The Forbidden Journey or wading through the crowds at Ollivanders? As an annual passholder, I’ve spent a fair share of my time wandering around Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley; but every time I go, I try to discover something new, or do things that I would normally pass on. So as a self-proclaimed “seasoned pro”, here are my top 5 things to do as a HP World reg. Continue reading “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: For the Seasoned Pro”
It’s that time of year again. Ready or not, Christmas is upon us! Gaylord Palms is getting the ball rolling for the season and just announced this year’s theme for their annual event, ICE!.
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of ICE!, this year’s event theme will be Christmas Around the World. The ice sculptures will represent a variety of flags around the world, a two story slide, Santa’s workshop, and a traditional Nativity scene. The exhibit, which will contain two million pounds of ice, will be carved by ice artists all the way from Continue reading “Gaylord Palms announces ‘Christmas Around the World’ as this year’s theme for ICE!”
Every two years, The Walt Disney Co. awards recipients one of their highest awards – the Disney Legend Award. Created in 1987, it was traditionally awarded every year until 2009 when the D23 Expo was created, where it is not awarded biannually.
The Disney Legends Award is given to an individual who has made an extraordinary or Continue reading “This Year’s Disney Legend Recipeints”
It’s been rumored for quite a while! And today, Universal Orlando has officially confirmed it. Hogsmede of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is getting a brand themed roller coaster! Universal is calling it a “new generation” thrill ride and the new attraction is set to open in 2019!
Not many details were announced, but here is what we do know! Continue reading “BREAKING! Dragon Challenge is closing to make way for new generation Harry Potter Roller coaster!”
The new Guardians of the Galaxy ride is hard to miss. You can see it from miles away. What once was a dark, gloomy hotel tower now stands in it’s place this wildly colorful building. The outside of the ride doesn’t have much theming to look at. The outside queue has very few details besides a few hidden pieces such as Mantis’ wanted poster and a hatch on the ground with the Avengers insignia, teasing at the future Marvel Land. Continue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!: A New Take on the Tower of Tower”
On Disneyland’s 62nd birthday, Fantasmic! returned to Tom Sawyer’s island. They had two preview shows the night before for D23 guests, but it officially premiered back on that Monday.
The show is as great as I remember. As Mickey Mouse showed up and the music & lights started going, it was as if I was transported back to being a child, camping out against the rails for hours just to watch the show. Continue reading “Fantasmic! Returns to Disneyland, but is it as good as the original?”
One thing Disney does and does well is make movies. With a few exceptions here or there, you can’t really knock them for their line-up. And what a line-up they have. On Friday and Saturday at D23, we learned the full list of Disney’s upcoming films, animation and live-action, through 2019. Listed below is every movie with it’s tentative release date. Keep in mind, those could change as time progresses. Continue reading “Here is the Full List of Upcoming Disney Movies Through 2019 and Tentative Release Dates”
This past weekend at D23, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced quite a bit that was coming to the parks for the next several years. Disneyland is getting new lands – Pixar Pier and Marvel land (hinted at) – a new Pixar event, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge of course, and even Cars Land is getting a nice Halloween themed overlay for the holiday.
Disneyland Paris will be getting a new resort, Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, and the Disney Cruise Line is getting not just the two already announced new ships, but three new ships! Plus, a brand new stage show based on the live-action Beauty and the Beast film. But what’s coming to Walt Disney World? Plenty of brand new things where we can break it down for you by category! Here’s everything that’s coming to the Walt Continue reading “Everything announced at D23 that’s coming to Walt Disney World”
Ever wondered what it’d be like to dine in outer space with a view of Earth? Well now you can find out! Coming soon to Epcot’s Future World will be an amazing new restaurant located directly next to Mission: SPACE.
The new dining experience will invite guests to dine while viewing the stars! Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald shared the first look of the new restaurant at D23. “We know our guests love dining at Epcot – and the restaurants really are out of this world,” Tom said. “Now we’re about to create one that takes that literally.” Continue reading “New space themed restaurant coming to Epcot!”
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort area has been under construction for the last few months now and all this time many have assumed it was for a DVC expansion for the resort. Well all rumors were laid to rest as Disney announced a 15th DVC resort! The Disney Riviera Resort is being constructed beside Disney’s Caribbean Beach and will be fully separate from the resort, making it its own entity.
“We’re thrilled to announce plans for a new Disney Vacation Club property called Disney Riviera Resort coming to Walt Disney World Resort,” Chapek said. “Our Vacation Club Members are among our most loyal fans, and we think that they will love what we have Continue reading “Disney announces Disney’s Riviera Resort, the 15th addition to DVC”