Friday, December 30, 2011

Walt Disney World for New Years eve

Walt Disney World for New Years eve.

Epcot -- Epcot's "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth" features a salute to the new year at 7 p.m. and 11:42 p.m. The park's December 31 operating hours are 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Disney's Hollywood Studios features "Fantasmic!" at 6:30 and 8 p.m., with the popular "Lights! Camera! Happy New Year!" fireworks display at midnight. Park hours: 8 a.m.-12 a.m.

Magic Kingdom will host the "Wishes" nighttime spectacular with a holiday overlay at 8:30 p.m. and "Fantasy in the Sky" at 11:51 p.m. Park Hours: 8 a.m.-2 a.m.

Disney's Animal Kingdom: No fireworks. "Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade" at 3:45 p.m.; Park Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Jaws at Universal Orlando will be closing.

Every time I went to Universal Studios Orlando, Jaws was always on the list to ride. I remember the first time taking my sons on that ride and thier amazement at the giant shark attacking the boat. The heat from the explosions only amplified that this has to be real. No fake flames on this ride.

Jaws, will close permanently on Jan. 2, 2012 to make way for a new attraction, Universal Orlando announced Friday.

The ride, based on the 1975 movie directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the original attractions in Universal Studios when the park opened in 1990.

The Amity-themed area surrounding the attraction, named after the fictional resort island in the movie, will also be closed "to make room for what will be an exciting new attraction experience," Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said."We've got a couple of things planned to ensure we always remember and honor" Jaws," Universal said.

A big thank you to all the Guides who worked for Captian Jack and all the great memories that happened on that ride. Your skills saved us from doom every time. Thank you skipper J W you were great.