Saturday, November 21, 2009

Space Mountain® Returns!

Rising above the futuristic Tomorrowland® scenery, Space Mountain® at Magic Kingdom® Park, the thrilling roller coaster ride that takes Guests through the cosmos, has returned.

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

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Now through January 4th, 2010. Guests can now bask in the glow of one of the most popular holiday traditions at Disney's Hollywood Studios™. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights on the Streest of America is a breathtaking seasonal display featuring millions of glittering lights. Entire buildings are blanketed in sheets of multi-colored lights, and thousands more lights form twirling carousels, heavenly angels, and even Santa and his reindeer. Approximately every 10 minutes, the lights dim, and then dramatically spring to life - dynamically choreographed to traditional holiday music.

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.