Video – Behind the Scenes: ‘Flurry of Fun’ Celebration at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Guests are having a “flurry of fun” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this holiday season. This park-wide celebration includes Sunset Seasons Greetings, an immersive new nighttime experience that wraps all of Sunset Boulevard in holiday magic with jolly decorations; the nightly “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” projection and fireworks show; a chance to meet Santa Claus; seasonal treats and more.

This Father and Daughter Rode Every Disney World Ride in One Day

Father-daughter time is different for every family, but your quality time probably can’t beat spending 17 hours at Walt Disney World.

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New Show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to Feature Russell, Dug from Disney-Pixar’s “UP”

Today, we’re excited to share the first details about an all-new show coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park in Spring 2018 featuring Russell and Dug from Disney•Pixar’s “UP.”

Beginning just in time for the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom next year, this new experience will offer guests the chance to see Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug as they discover species of birds from around the world in their newest adventure at the Caravan Theater in Anandapur village. There will be “UP” close encounters each day with amazing winged creatures!

As you plan ahead for guests, we also wanted to let you know that in order to begin to prepare for the new show at Disney’sAnimal Kingdom, Dec. 31, 2017 will be the final showing of Flights of Wonder. Until the end of this month, you can still experience Flights of Wonder at the park.

Keep checking the for future updates on the new experience with Russell and Dug from Disney•Pixar’s “UP” coming to Disney’sAnimal Kingdom in Spring 2018.

2018 Disney on Broadway Line-Up Announced for Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Returning to Walt Disney World® Resort for a second year, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will celebrate all things art – performing, visual and culinary – from Jan. 12-Feb. 19, 2018 – with festivities running seven days a week and Disney on Broadway performances happening each weekend (Fridays through Mondays).

Last year, the Disney on Broadway series was a highlight of the festival for many Guests. We’re happy to share a first look at the lineup of Broadway artists set to take the America Gardens Theatre stage this year:

  • Jan. 12-15 and 19-22: New this year, Kara Lindsay will join returning performer Kevin Massey, who will perform songs from “Tarzan,” “Aladdin,” “Newsies” and “Frozen.”
  • Jan. 26-29 and February 2-5: Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White, who will perform songs from “Tarzan,” “The Lion King,” “Aida,” “Aladdin,” and “The Little Mermaid.”
  • Feb. 9-12 and 16-19: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland, who will perform songs from “Beauty and the Beast,” “Tarzan,” “Mary Poppins,” “Newsies” and “Frozen.”

All Disney on Broadway shows are included in theme park admission and will take place Fridays through Mondays at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.

One of the best ways to experience Disney on Broadway is through a dining package. You Clients can enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner, and later enjoy priority seating at the show. Disney on Broadway Dining Packages are available for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner and include a 3-course meal or full buffet, depending on location. Packages are now available to book on DisneyWorld.com or by calling (407) WDW-DINE (407-939-3463). Book today!

Video – Holiday Magic at Disney Springs

What could brighten the holidays for guests visiting Walt Disney World® Resort this season? How about a more relaxing way to shop! At Disney Springs®, they’ll not only discover unique gifts and great deals, but great times—together. They’ll also find delicious dining, live entertainment and plenty of enchanting surprises along the way—including a sleigh full of festive experiences, a newly expanded Christmas Tree Trail, Yuletide carolers and more.

Check out this video to see why ‘tis the reason to experience Disney Springs® this holiday season!

The One Simple Tool That Will Revolutionize Your Disney World Experience

Hate waiting? Who doesn’t, and yet patience has always been the must-have accessory on any Disney World adventure. When visiting a destination this popular, there’s simply no avoiding the occasional line.

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New Images of the Disney Skyliner Transportation System at Walt Disney World Resort

Earlier this year, we shared the news the Disney Skyliner transportation system will give our resort Guests an unforgettable journey and a picturesque view of Walt Disney World® Resort as they take to the sky to travel from select Disney resorts to Epcot® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.

Today, we have a new details on what you can expect from the Disney Skyliner system.

Select Disney Skyliner cabins will have iconic Disney characters incorporated into their exterior design to give the appearance that a Disney pal is riding along with guests, such as characters from the ‘Fab Five,’ figures from Disney attractions, fan favorites from movies, and more.

The design of the Disney Skyliner station at International Gateway at Epcot will be inspired by the park’s nearby European Pavilions, and will be covered with metal and glass canopies, hand-painted murals and ornamental steel structures that harken back to the early 18th century Art Nouveau style. Guests traveling to Epcot via the Disney Skyliner will be welcomed to the park with a rare birds-eye view of World Showcase.

The Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort station will be the hub of activity for Disney Skyliner. This station is inspired by the open air village marketplaces of the Caribbean and will showcase the nearby resort’s architectural detailing and color schemes. At this station, passengers will be able to transfer gondola routes to reach their destination, or are invited to sit and admire the waterfront resort setting.

The design style of the station at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will fit with that of the park’s main entrance and bus stations. Passengers traveling here from the Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort station can expect a new aerial perspective of the park’s iconic attractions, like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will share a Disney Skyliner station that feels whimsical and contextual with both resorts. Upon departing the gondola station, Skyliner passengers will ascend over Hourglass Lake and enjoy a panoramic view of these two colorful resorts.

Finally, cabins will slow down at the Disney Skyliner turn-station along Buena Vista Drive, where guests can see the mechanical and aerial components that make up the Disney Skyliner.

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT INCREDIBLES 2

It may have taken 14 years to get us Incredibles 2, but from the looks of the newest plot details, it’s safe to say that it’s definitely been worth the wait.

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Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Expands to Six Weeks in 2018

Disney California Adventure® Food & Wine Festival will return March 2-April 12, 2018, bringing delicious cuisine, specialty beverages and exciting entertainment to Disneyland® Resort Guests for its third season. The culinary festival will expand to six weeks, with more days for Guests to enjoy the flavors of the Golden State.

More than a dozen Festival Marketplaces will feature California-inspired tastes and sips. guests can experience presentations and demonstrations with celebrity chefs such as Robert Irvine and Alex Guarnaschelli; food and beverage tastings; winemaker dinners; beer, wine and spirit seminars – all in addition to live music, entertainment and special activities throughout the festival.

The festival’s signature events will include new experiences such as the Disney Family of Wines Dinner, as well as returning favorites like Sweet Sundays and the Winemaker or Brewmaster Dinners. Another guest-favorite returning to the festival is the Junior Chef experience, with hands-on fun led by Chef Goofy, for children ages 3 to 11.

Stay tuned for more information about the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, returning March 2-April 12, 2018!

Additional fees required for the signature events and certain seminars.  Separate admission to Disney California Adventure Park is required and is not included with the cost of such events. Space is limited for all ticketed events; advance reservations are recommended.  Guests must be 21 years of age or over to consume alcohol and to participate in some events; valid photo ID required. Events and demonstrations are subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.

New Story Elements Add to the Fun at the Pixar Fest Celebration at Disneyland Park

Pixar Play Parade returns April 13, 2018 to the Disneyland® Resort – this time, at Disneyland Park! Part of the limited-time Pixar Fest celebration, this delightful parade will bring even more favorite Pixar stories to life with the addition of three new story elements.

The parade will begin as all Pixar films have, with an appearance by the iconic and adorable Pixar Lamp. Rolling ahead of the famous lamp will be the familiar yellow Pixar Ball, making a cameo in Pixar Play Parade, as it has in many Pixar films.

Also joining the parade are characters from the beloved film, “Up.” Wilderness Explorer Russell will appear astride the colorful flightless bird, Kevin, with Carl Fredricksen and Dug following behind amid green foliage and snipe chicks, with Carl’s tethered house floating above.

Another popular Pixar story coming to Pixar Play Parade is “Inside Out.” Perched atop colorful memory orbs, Joy and Sadness take flight aboard Bing Bong’s rocket wagon, with Bing Bong himself cheering them on!

Be sure you don’t miss these new story elements and the return of Pixar Play Parade, beginning April 13, 2018 at Disneyland Park.