Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Disney After Hours - One of the Magic Kingdom's best kept secrets!

Disney After Hours

There are so many things to love at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.  However, the long lines and big crowds generally aren't two of them.  For vacationers looking to avoid these two obstacles, there is one solution, but only if they can make it on select days, and don't mind attending the park at night.

Disney After Hours takes place on select nights at the Magic Kingdom, and allows visitor access for a 3 hour period.  During this period, guests will have access to over 25 rides and attractions with little to no wait time.  We've been following up with guests, who have been positing pictures of the wait times they've been experiencing.  None of them have been over 10 minutes!

The price for an admission ticket is $119, for both Adults and Children, and must be purchased directly from Disney (link).

Event Hours • June 28, 30; July 7, 9, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 2018: 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
• August 30; September 20, 2018 tickets: 9:00 PM to midnight
Event Check-In • Official check-in for the event will take place at the Main Entrance to Magic Kingdom park beginning at 7:00 PM.
• Event begins at park closing time and continues for 3 hours.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Extra Day Free at Disney World and Universal Orlando

In the middle of the HOT Summer, it's always nice to get a chance to spend just 1 more day in the theme park, especially when that park is one at the Walt Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando.  If you're going to Orlando this Summer, and plan on spending multiple days experiencing the best attractions and wild rides, then check out these offers that give vacationers a free extra day in the parks. (check them out here)

Hot Summer Disney Deals

Monday, June 25, 2018

What do Mickey Mouse and Mona Lisa Have In Common?

Mickey Mouse and Mona Lisa

Well, they both sit atop categories in the Global Attractions Attendance Report, otherwise known as Theme Index Museum Index 2017.  Mickey Mouse's Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World was the most visited theme park last year with attendance of 20,450,000.  Mona Lisa, not to be totally out done, pulled in 8,100,000 at her lovely establishment in Paris, Louvre.  Let's take a look at the top ten in each category.  And, while we're at it, we might as well look at water parks as well.

Top 10 Theme Parks Worldwide
Top 10 Theme Parks Worldwide
Top 10 Water Parks Woldwide
Top 10 Water Parks Woldwide

Top 10 museums Worldwide
Top 10 museums Worldwide
Disney certainly continues to reign supreme.  However, when we're not in Orlando, we're looking forward to visiting some of these great other attractions.

A full copy of this report can be found here.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Universal Orlando Announces New Attraction - Cinematic Celebration

Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration

Universal Orlando has just announced long-awaited details on an upcoming attraction.  For years many Universal fans have been familiar with "Cinematic Spectacular".  After it closed last year, everyone has been curious with what might take it place.  Well, today we know what we're getting, and "Cinematic Celebration" is set to open this Summer at Universal Studios Florida.

Located in the center of the Lagoon (between Hollywood and KidZone), the best place for viewing will be in a new area called "Central Park", however visitors should be able to grab a good seat all around it.  Some of Tinseltown's greatest movies, including Jurassic Park, Despicable Me, Harry Potter, and Fast & Furious, will all be featured and projected onto full panoramic water screens that include 120 fountains with projection mapping.

An exact launch date for this Summer has not yet been released, but it looks like the fountains are up and running...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Spend A Night At Disney World's Pandora - The World Of Avatar

Disney is officially calling it "glamping", rather than camping, which I'm told is a blend word for "glamorous camping".  So, how do you go glamping in Pandora?  You win your ticket, you choose which of your friends you bring along with you, and you begin by entering the contest here.

Camping in Pandora - Disney World

2009's mega blockbuster Avatar is one of James Cameron's masterpieces, and it grossed nearly $2.8B in theaters.  I say "one of" because he also put together a couple of other fairly popular movies, such as Titanic, Alien, and Terminator.  Disney wanted in on the action, as did Disney fans, so everyone collaborated and build "Pandora - The World of Avatar" at Disney's Animal Kingdom.  To do so, they had to spend over $500M.

Pandora has been one of Disney's most popular and most visited attractions since the day it opened.  And, now, Disney is running a contest that will grant one lucky fan (plus a guest of their choosing) the opportunity to camp under the stars for a night in The World of Avatar.

Enter Disney's Pandora Camp Contest

To participate, fans must submit a video of themselves, and only themselves, explaining why they should be chosen for this incredible adventure.  The prize package includes:
  • Overnight Stay in Pandora - The World of Avatar
  • Two 4-Day Disney World Park Hopper Tickets
  • Free Airfare
  • Free Accommodations
  • Private Rides on Na'vi River and Avatar Flight of Passage
  • $250 Disney Gift Card
Good luck to everyone entering the contest...



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