Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Festival of Fantasy Parade Coming to Magic Kingdom Park in 2014

In honor of the completion of New Fantasyland™ in 2014, the characters and settings of New Fantasyland will burst forth onto the streets of the Magic Kingdom® Park in the new Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade.

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will feature fantastical floats, vibrantly-colored costumes and energetic performances. Featuring a cavalcade of beloved Disney characters interacting with Guests, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade includes characters from classic Disney animated films such as
 The Little Mermaid,Sleeping Beauty, Dumbo, Pinocchio and Tangled, along with the new Disney●Pixar favorite Brave

An original score is being created for the parade – full of beloved Disney classic songs along with a specially-created parade theme.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Legends and Legacies at Fantasy of Flight

Listen to the riveting experiences of the brave men and women who made history on June 6, 1944, how they faced unfathomable fear, and their commitment of service to our country. You will forever be touched by these heroes. 

The panelists for the symposium are:
  • LT. Hope Kirkendall 
  • SGT. Harold Heil 
  • SGT. Teddy Fisk 
Panelists are scheduled to appear and subject to change.

Fourth in our 2013 Symposium Series, this event will bring to life the true-life experiences of these courageous heroes through exhibits and the collection of legendary aircraft on display at Fantasy of Flight.

Dates: May 3 & 4, 2013 

Times: 10:30 am & 2:30 pm
Symposium Included with General Admission

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
For more information on our upcoming Legends & Legacies Symposium Series, visitwww.fantasyofflight.com/livinghistory  

Friday, April 26, 2013

Magic Kingdom set for another 24-hour theme park marathon!

The Magic Kingdom will pull another all-nighter next month, Disney World officials announced late Thursday.
The theme park will be open for business from 6 a.m. on May 24 through 6 a.m on May 25. It's the second time Magic Kingdom was gone to a round-the-clock schedule. The first was Feb. 29, 2012.
Special events during the period will be "Monsters University" characters Mike and Sulley as the grand marshals of the afternoon parade, special merchandise and late-night appearances of Disney characters in their pajamas.
Disney's West Coast parks, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, will also stay open 24 hours on those dates.
The marathon shift is part of a new promotional campaign called Disney's Monstrous Summer. The announcement was by one-eyed "Monsters University" character Mike Wazowski, who was beamed onto Epcot's iconic Spaceship Earth. The round, green one topped out at 180 feet in the unique format.
"Monsters University," which debuts June 21, already has a monorail train with its characters applied to its exterior at Walt Disney World.
This story originally post at OrlandoSentinel.com 


Sunday, April 21, 2013

SeaWorld Entertainment Goes Public!

On Friday, April 19th SeaWorld Entertainment went public!  Their common stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol SEAS!  The picture below shows how the front of the NYSE was all decked out for them.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Legends and Legacies at Fantasy of Flight

 Journey Back to the "Great War"
with Acclaimed World War I Historian
Saturday, April 6 only!

Fantasy of Flight's popular Legends & Legacies Symposium Series continues Saturday, April 6, with a brand new event, "The First World War," featuring Dr. Graydon (Jack) Tunstall of University of South Florida, a recognized and widely published authority on the topic. Dr. Tunstall will present two unique talks:

10:30 A.M.: The Great War 

Guests will learn about pilot training throughout the war, the evolution of air war tactics, and Air Aces. 

2:30 P.M.: Air Assault
Discover the fascinating history of dog fights, bombers, and balloons and the great impact they made on WWI.

Additionally, at noon and 2:00 P.M., Fantasy of Flight guests can join Dr. Tunstall, our "Expert in the Collection," as he sheds light on specific World War I aircraft treasures in the South Hangar special exhibition. 

Also, Dash McCloud and Tour Guide Joe will be stirring up the South Hangar with great stories of World War I fighter spirit and the phenomenal technology of the day!

To top it off, Fantasy of Flight founder and owner Kermit Weeks will fly vintage World War I aircraft throughout the day (weather permitting).

If you have never heard the sound of a rotary engine in flight, you will not want to miss this!!!! If you have heard it, we know you will be at Fantasy of Flight this Saturday.

Next up for Legends & Legacies

Legends & Legacies events are included in General Admission to Fantasy of Flight.
Click here for more information on upcoming Legends & Legacies Symposiums.