A panicked reader asked for confirmation of the rumor she had heard about Disney “closing down” Hollywood Studios. Now, I can easily see where this panic comes from. In recent months, Disney has announced all kinds of changes scheduled to take place at their movie centered theme park. Some surprising. Some not so surprising. But with the amount of information floating around the internet waves, it’s easy to turn hype into hoax. In 2014, American Idol Experience, Backlot Tour, American Film Institute Showcase and Legend of Jack Sparrow all permanently closed. At the 2015 shareholders meeting, more announcements were made, including Continue reading Disney To Close Down Hollywood Studios? Nope. But It Sure Seems Like It.
To make way for the new Star Wars Land that we talked about yesterday, a popular Walt Disney World holiday tradition is enjoying its last and final year: The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. Disney announced today that The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights will be ending after a 20 year run on January 3, 2016. In order to make room for the new Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land expansions, this popular holiday tradition must end. There are no plans to relocate this spectacular display, much to the disappointment of fans. Jennings Osborne of Little Rock, Continue reading Enjoy It One Last Time: Disney’s Osborne Lights To Disappear After This Holiday Season
All Star Wars fans, rejoice! Walt Disney Company announced today that they will be breaking ground on the already announced Star Wars Land expansions, in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, sometime in 2016. The California and Florida based parks will be each receiving their own dedicated Star Wars themed spaces that will cover approximately 14 acres. This is great news for any Star Wars fan (my sons and husband, included!) Chief Operating Officer, Tom Staggs said, “This will be I think perhaps the most immersive land we’ve ever built. We want people to feel like they’ve stepped into the world of Continue reading Disney To Break Ground On New Star Wars Land(s) In 2016
Our free decal just arrived and I just had to share. Disney is offering a free “Show Your Disney Side” decal to anyone who wants to create their own masterpiece. No shipping. No handling charges. Absolutely free! You can put it on your car, scrapbook or, if you’re OCD like me, on your vacation planning binder. I wish you could get more than one because I just heard of someone using it for their countdown calendar. What a great idea! You can dress your family characters in Mickey ears, Donald hats, pirate and princess garb, eating turkey legs and Dole Continue reading Show Your Disney Side! With A Free Decal!
Beginning March 31, 2014, Magic Bands will be available for purchase by Disney guests who are not staying on Disney property. The bands will cost $12.95 and will allow you to make your FastPass+ selections up to 30 days in advance of your trip. Currently, Disney resort guests are allowed FastPass+ planning access 60 days ahead of their trip. Colors available are pink, green, red, blue, yellow, gray and orange. Decorating with pins or your own creative spin is optional! The advantages to Magic Bands are huge. No more toting a card in a lanyard around your next. Or pulling paper FastPasses out Continue reading Magic Bands Now Available For Purchase By Non-Disney Resort Guests