Saturday, December 5, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
On Sunday, November 22, Space Mountain® will reopen with all new storyline elements, enhanced lighting and "darkening" effects, updated decor, fun interactive queue elements and a ride photo system to capture Guests memories on film.
Fun Facts about this classic attraction:
- Opened January 15, 1975
- The cone shaped peak is 183 feet above ground
- The attraction measures 4,508,500 Cubic feet
- When Space Mountain® officially opened, it joined the Country Bear Jamboree as the only two Disney theme park attractiosn to debut at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida.
- When fully operating, there are two sides of Space Mountain® which have almost identical ride tracks
- You must be 44" tall to ride
- Remeber that Space Mountain® is a FASTPASS® attraction.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Guests can see the trees, spinning carousels, 3-D and motion based displays now through January 4, 2010. They'll delight in the flying angels, toy soldiers and giant Santa Claus light creations all strung along the high-rise backlot cityscape. Some nights, if they truly believe in holiday magic, the show is capped off with an enchanted flurry of snow.
This festival display of lights and sparkling holiday bulbs was designed by Arkansas businessman and philanthropist Jennings Osborne. This tradition began 20 years ago when Jennings strung 1,000 red lights as a Christmas gift to his daughter, Breezy. Soon their 22,000 sqare-foot home was covered in millions of lights. By 1995, the display found a new home at Disney's Hollywood Studios™ at the Walt Disney World® Resort.
*The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights will not be featured on November 22, 2009.
Friday, October 30, 2009
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Friday, October 9, 2009
Halloween meets the sea this October during SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular. An underwater “Fantasea” comes alive as youngsters trick-or-treat among friendly sea witches, octopuses, mermaids, pumpkin fish and more. Children can dress-up in their favorite costume and play with sea fairies, learn from a ‘school’ of fish or dance with an ice witch.
Halloween Spooktacular is not a seperate ticket event and is included in your admission to SeaWorld.
America Gardens Theatre
Daily at 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
9/25-27...............Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
10/7-8.........................Better Than Ezra
10/12-13.......................Kool & The Gang
10/14-16............................... Spyro Gyra
10/26-28............................Boyz II Men
11.6-8............... ......................Los Lobos
Please note that theme park admission is required and entertainment is subject to change without notice.
From trendy Cork, Ireland, to the melting pot of Cape Town, South Africa, Guests will discover blissful bites at the international and regional marketplaces throughout the World Showcase Promenade. Exotic flavors from countries on six continents are in plentiful supply, as are the comfort foods you know and love, all masterfully prepared.
Guests will delight in tantalizing new additions — from the robust and exotic flavors of Rio de Janeiro and Bangkok to world-class performers like Richard Marx, Billy Ocean and Vanessa Carlton...who will take the stage at the Festival for the very first time at the Eat to the Beat! Concerts.
Guests can explore specialty marketplaces featuring regional foods, wines and beers; learn from renowned chefs and winemakers at special programs and demonstrations; and sample the finest cuisine from around the globe at spectacular culinary events.
How can guests enjoy more than 25 international kiosks dishing up tapassized portions of regional specialties, along with recommended wines and beers and then unwind at night with a stellar lineup of celebrated musical acts at the Eat to the Beat! Concert Series? It’s easy when admission to this event is included with regular Disney Magic Your Way® Ticket admission!
Friday, July 17, 2009
This two-hour night-time experience will transport you into the heart of Africa and beyond your expectations. You'll satisfy your hunger as you enjoy savory appetizers and ice cold beverages before embarking on your exclusive guided expedition. After your amazing animal adventure, relax and hear colorful tales around a roaring bonfire. Then finish off the evening with a classic nightcap including coffee and desserts.
Treat yourself to the luxury of a private cabana for the day, and you may be surprised how quickly your cares are washed away. Stay cool, relax and enjoy the many benefits and amenities from an Aquatica Cabana rental
Friday, May 22, 2009
Rarely seen publicly before, the Apollo artifacts in the new exhibit include a rare collection of space suits and other gear used by the Apollo moonwalkers to explore the lunar surface during space walks, featuring Apollo 14 Commander Alan Shepard’s space suit.
Monday, May 4, 2009
• Head to the top of Mount Gushmore to ride Summit Plummet — the 120-foot tall freefall slide and reach speeds up to 60 mph.
• Eight racers go side-by-side on Toboggan Racers
• Blizzard Beach has not one but 2 kids’ areas— Tike’s Peak, where little dippers will find a kid-size version of the park; and Ski Patrol Training Camp, an area designed specifically for preteens.
Disney water parks are a great way to cool off all year long, but especially during the summer months. And, Blizzard Beach has also been ranked as the one of the top extreme water parks in the country by the Travel Channel.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
• Catch six-foot waves in the Surf Pool or snorkel at Shark Reef with real sharks!
• Little ones, under 48 inches tall, can go to Ketchakiddee Creek for fun water features and kidsized slides.
• Grab an inner tube and float around the park at Castaway Creek—a mild, relaxing ride.
• Thrilling big kids, teens and adults, Crush ‘n’ Gusher is a gravity-defying, multi-rider, coaster-like raft ride with gushing jets of water.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
- Sparky, a nine-month-old red kangaroo, recently debuted in Critter Castaways at Busch Gardens.
- Sparky’s diet consists of grass, grain and vegetation.
- His favorite treat is romaine lettuce.
- Sparky weights about 9 ½ lbs and will be bottle-fed until his first birthday.
- The red kangaroo is the world’s largest marsupial.
- Adult males can reach up to 6 feet and weigh 200 lbs.
- The species is only found in Australia.
- Critter Castaways shows run daily at the Bird Gardens Theater in Busch Gardens. Check park maps for show times.
To purchase Busch Gardens and other Orlando Theme Park Tickets, visit Kgstickets.com
Monday, March 23, 2009
An all-new breed of thrill ride + up-close animal encounters, Manta combines the best of the sea and sky, immersing you in the beautiful and mysterious world of rays and then taking you for the ride of your life aboard a manta-inspired flying roller coaster. You’ll fly, glide and soar headfirst like a ray aboard this unparalleled experienced that only SeaWorld could create.
Share the test flight with family and friends! See the video below for a glimpse of one of Orlando’s must-see attractions.
Purchase Discount SeaWorld and other Central Florida Attractions at KGStickets.com.
Friday, March 20, 2009
NEW Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden
New Pirates Adventure Zone
Minnies Magnificent Butterfly Garden
Fragrance Garden by Guerlain and complimentary tour
Tips from expert guests every Friday, Saturday & Sunday during the festival!
Plus groove to some of your favorite tunes of the '60s and '70s from artists such as Davy Jones, Chubby Checker, Tony Orlando and more! The Flower Power Concert Series takes place every Friday through Sunday during the festival at 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.
Tickets for EPCOT and other Walt Disney World Tickets can be purchase at www.kgstickets.com.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Several dolphins at the Key West at SeaWorld attraction have learned not only tob low beautiful underwater bubble rings, but also how to manipulate and play with them.
It's one of the most fascinating things you'll ever see.
Tickets for SeaWorld Orlando can be purchased at kgstickets.com
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Adrenaline pumping and music thumping, you head straight toward the sky. Suddenly, you’re doing 65 mph, 17 stories over the streets and buildings of Universal Studios®. Gasping with excitement, you rock out to the song YOU picked before strapping in. And, best of all, every scream-filled moment of your aerial adventure has been caught on video.
Get ready to put music into motion on Hollywood Rip Ride RockitSM, the world’s most technologically-advanced roller coaster. On this groundbreaking thrill ride, you pick the soundtrack while on-board cameras capture your pulse-pounding flight in, around, and over Universal Studios. Back on the ground, you can customize and purchase a music video of your ride. The “never been done before” elements extend to the track itself with several unique moves, including the world’s first non-inverting loop.
Scheduled to open in Spring 2009, Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit will be the most personalized and immersive roller coaster experience in the world!
Source: Universal Orlando
Posted by: Michael Crandell
Purchase your Universal Orlando tickets at kgstickets.com
Friday, February 6, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Made the cycle yesterday at Universal Studios and was pleased to see visible, vertical progress on its Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit roller coaster, which is scheduled to open this spring. It's going to have impact on the landscape, for sure, with that reddish rail and bright yellow supports visible from the far side of Universal CityWalk. Here are a few pictures.
This looks to be bumpy ride so all you coaster enthusiasts get your rear ends ready because this is going to be one long summer!
Tickets for Universal Orlando can be purchased by calling Kissimmee Guest Services at: 877.273.5636 or going online at: www.kgstickets.com
Universal Orlando has announced its lineup of entertainers for this year's Mardi Gras celebration, which kicks off Feb. 7. There's a twist to the scheduling. Instead of the usual Saturdays-only routine, one Sunday (Feb. 14) and one Friday (March 27) has been added to the mix. The event runs through April 18 at the Universal Studios theme park.
UPDATE: Where will these concerts be held, you might ask. I did. After all, the usual "boneyard" location has spent a good deal of time behind construction walls for months. Here's the park's official stance: "Universal Orlando will debut a new, permanent live-performance venue during this year's Mardi Gras season. More details, along with the venue's opening date, will follow soon." So they have a plan, but won't give dates yet. Stay tuned.
Anyway, the diverse list of performers is includes an American Idol winner, country artists, back-in-the-day acts, rap and pop.
Feb. 7: KC and the Sunshine Band
Feb. 14: Frankie Valli & the Four Season
Feb. 15: The Village People
Feb. 21: Ne-Yo
Feb. 28: Pat Benatar (featuring Neil Giraldo)
March 7: Barenaked Ladies
March 14: Montgomery Gentry
March 21: Collective Soul
March 27: Boys Like Girls
March 28: Kelly Clarkson
April 4: MC Hammer
April 11: Trace Adkins
April 18: Nelly
As in the past, New Orleans bands will play in the theme park's French Quarter replica. They are:
Big Red and the Zydeco Playmakers (Feb. 7), Lil Malcolm and the House Rockers (Feb. 14-15), Daddy Mac Blues Band (Feb. 21), Chris Klein and the Boulevards (Feb. 28), Rockin Jake (March 7), Mem Shannon and the Membership (March 14), Honey Islands Swamp Band (March 21), Jumpin Johnny Sansone (March 27-28), Soul Project (April 4), Lil Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers (April 11), Lil Brian and the Zydeco Travelers (April 18).
Multi-day tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Kissimmee Gust Services at 877.273.5636 or by going online at: www.kgstickets.com
Friday, January 30, 2009
Country music, classic rock and barbecue collide during four high-octane Saturday's at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida. Barbecue lovers bring your appetites as Bud and BBQ features the most bodacious barbecue menu in Florida and plenty of ice-cold Anheuser-Busch Products!
February 8 - Phil Vassar and Josh Gracin
February 15 - Gretchen Wilson
February 22 - Miranda Lambert
March 1 - Gregg Allman and Friends
(concerts are included with regular admission)
Tickets for Busch Gardens can be purchased by calling 877.273.5636 or by visiting Kissimmee Guest Services on the web at: www.kgstickets.com
Posted by: Michael Crandell
Source: Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay
Country music, classic rock and barbecue collide during four high-octane Saturday's at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. Barbecue lovers bring your appetites as Bud and BBQ features the most bodacious barbecue menu in Florida and plenty of ice-cold Anheuser-Busch Products!
February 7 - Blake Shelton
February 14 - Kenny Rogers
February 21 - Daryl Hall and John Oates
February 28 - Jason Aldean
(concerts are included with regular admission)
Tickets for SeaWorld can be purchased by calling 877.273.5636 or by visiting Kissimmee Guest Services on the web at: www.kgstickets.com
Posted by: Michael Crandell
Source: SeaWorld Orlando
The afternoon parade at Magic Kingdom has a new name and new elements that dovetail with Disney's marketing campaign What Will You Celebrate?
The Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade, which debuted last Friday, isn't a drastic departure from its predecessor, Disney Dreams Come True Parade. Some floats are redecorated a bit, some are completely unchanged in appearance but with different characters aboard.
Here's what's new:
*The parade makes three "show stops" along the route for performances. The first one is along the straight stretch of Frontierland. At the second stop, the performers reach from Cinderella Castle to midway down Main Street, and the third stop goes from the hub at the front of the park back up Main. (Stand in key spots along the Main drag and see the front of one stop plus the rear of the next one without moving.)
*The songs are now "Celebrate a Dream Come True" and "Celebrate You." The latter is used in Disney's current television spots, and a pop version was recorded by High School Musical actor Corbin Bleu and performed in the telecast of Disney's holiday parade last month.
*Snippets of Disney movie themes have been incorporated into the parade soundtrack. For instance, when Mary Poppins floats by, you hear bits of "Chim Chim Cheree" and with Peter Pan and Wendy, "You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!" is in the air.
"We think it makes it a little more Disney," says Reed Jones, director of creative development for Walt Disney World Entertainment, who led the creation of all show elements.
*There are 101 cast members in the production -- 60 of them are dancers. They display great stamina, and when they aren't hoofing it, they're interacting with children lining the parade route. Which brings up another difference from past parades: All costumed characters, from Mickey to Pooh to Snow White to Chip and Dale, are up on the floats, not at street level and not nearly as accessible. It may be practical, but you might ask, "When did a kid ever line up to get an autograph of a dancer?"
*The grand marshals of the parade are stationed at the beginning of the parade -- not several minutes beforehand as in previous incarnations. In the past, you would see them motoring along and think the parade had started. That false alarm had been a letdown.
"Because of the whole celebration theme, it was a natural fit" to move the grand marshals closer to the activity, Jones says.
*The next addition to the Magic Kingdom celebration: the Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It Street Party, which will promenade up Main Street three times a day, culminating with a party with "dance-along hits," Jones says. The soft opening is scheduled for Feb. 12.
Tickets can be purchased for Walt Disney World by calling 877.273.5636 or by going to www.kgstickets.com
Posted by Michael Crandell
Sources: The Walt Disney Company, The Orlando Sentinel