Monday, May 07, 2018

New Amazing Attraction at Unviersal Orlando - Fast & Furious - Supercharged

Fast and Furious Cast
Fast & Furious cast - Universal Orlando Supercharged Attraction
The Fast & Furious movie franchise, which has grossed billions of dollars worldwide at box offices, is responsible for Orlando's hottest new attraction.  The stars of the franchise were in town over the weekend, and helped participate in the unveiling of Universal Orlando's newest ride to be proud of, Fast & Furious - Supercharged.

Supercharged - Universal Orlando
Fast & Furious - Supercharged
The movie franchise has created mega stars out of its actors, including Vin Diesel (Dom), Chris "Ludacris" Bridges (Tej), Tyrese Gibson (Roman), and Jordana Brewster (Mia).  Over the weekend, fans who attended the attraction's unveiling saw an incredible pyrotechnics diplay and car stunts, as the stars counted down to the official opening.  Inside, fans got to experience all the attraction had to offer as they were immersed into the world of Fast & Furious.  Such inclusions were an authentic recreation of the crew's warehouse, tons of actual props that were featured in the movies, and, of course, a boat load of the actual cars from the films. 

If you're a fanatic of the movie franchise, or just a fan of fast cool cars, then Fast & Furious - Supercharged is a must do during your next trip to Orlando.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Disney World is Hiring!

For many of us, a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort is a trip that we save up for.  Sometimes for years!  However, there are a few lucky people that spend more days in the parks than not.  They are fortunate enough to call Disney World their place of employment.

Well, if you're not happy with your current job.  And, if you're envious of these few fortunate souls, then perhaps these next three words will change your life...

Disney World is Hiring
The Summer season is by far the busiest for the World's most popular theme park destination.  However, this hiring campaign includes full-time, part-time, as well as seasonal opportunities.  There is somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,500 positions available!  And, one of the coolest parts, is the perks!  Many of these jobs come with medical and dental benefits, plus a signing bonus.  These additional perks depend on the position being offered, of course.

Disney World has a terrific reputation as a place to work.  In fact, Glassdoor recently ranked it in its list of the 100 BEST places to land a job.  There are all sorts of positions available, from transportation, to housekeeping, to life guarding, to food & beverage, and more.  If you think this may be for you, then go for it, and we wish you the best of luck!

Monday, April 02, 2018

Efteling Tops Disney World In World's Best Theme Park Tournament

Efteling Castle

Theme Park Insider just completed their annual single elimination tournament to determine the "World's Best Theme Park". The event coincides with the NCAA's Men's Basketball Tournament, with each crowning a champion at the end. There was some tough competition, as many peoples favorite parks didn't make it into the finals. Such runner ups include Europa Park, Cedar Point, Islands of Adventure, Tokyo DisneySea, and Disneyland Paris. The finals pitted the World's most visited park, Disney World's Magic Kingdom, against last year's winner Efteling. And, to much surprise across the US, Efteling defended its crown.

 

Many people in the US, already spoiled with the plethora of amusement parks found across the Country, were quite surprised to see the all might Mouse taken down by a European theme park, and one that had many readers ask "What is Efteling?"
Efteling Theme Park - Netherlands

Efteling mascots

Efteling is located in Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands, which is about an hours drive outside of Amsterdam.  It is a fantasy-themed amusement park, with a colorful cast of characters created from "elements from ancient myths and legends, fairy tales, fables, and folklore.  It's first opened way back in 1952, when the Efteling Nature Park Foundation opened their first attraction "Fairy Tale Forest".  One interesting rumor that has been floating around for years is that Walt Disney traveled to Europe, and drew inspiration from Efteling.  We can't confirm whether or not that is true, but we can confirm that Walt opened his first theme park, Disneyland in California, just three years later.

Hmmmmm...

If any of our readers have been to Efteling, please share your experience with us in the comments section.






Monday, March 19, 2018

Disney World Welcomes Google Street View Trekkers

Traveling to Disney World in Orlando is the best part of the year for many people.  For some, it's a trip they're only able to experience every few years, or even once in a lifetime.  If only Orlando was just around the corner for everyone, and didn't cost any money to travel to, or to gain admission into the parks.

Well, thank you Google, because now anyone can go walking down Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom, or walk up to Spaceship Earth in EPCOT.  Well, in a different type of reality, but one that you're able to do well wearing your pajamas and sitting on your own couch.

By now, we are all familiar with Google Street Views, and most of us have seen the Google Street Car driving around with the green camera atop its room.  Those cars have literally mapped and photographed every street in America.  And, now, they have mapped and photographed all the streets of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Now we can all go right to Cinderella Castle, walk around, and explore the park just as all those lucky vacationers were doing on that beautiful sunny day...




Or, how about visiting EPCOT...




This is such a cool thing for many reasons.  For one, this makes the parks immediately accessible to anyone and everyone.  But, for those of us who are planning an upcoming trip to Disney World, this gives people a resource to help familiarize themselves with the layout of the parks before they actually arrive.

So, a big thank you to the Google Street View Trekkers (like the one pictured below).  Although, who wouldn't have wanted to do that job?  Sign me up!

Google Street View Trekker

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Happy Upcoming Birthday Mickey Mouse - The BIG 90

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse
Ninety years ago this year, Mickey Mouse was introduced to the World.  On November 18th, 1928, Disney premiered their Steamboat Willie cartoon, and, in a starring role, the great Mickey Mouse.  Now, hardly to be forgotten, many people forgot that this was also Mickey's girlfriend's, Minnie, coming out party.

 

To celebrate the past 90 years, and hopefully the next 90, Disney has planned a whole bunch of celebrations and events across a huge network of venues and platforms.  These include:

  • This fall, ABC will air a star-studded celebration of Mickey in honor of his birthday, with special guests, musical performances and more.
  • Disney Channel will debut season five of the Mickey Mouse animated shorts, taking the series total to more than 90 shorts, including a special seven-minute extended-length birthday episode that will air later this year.
  • Walt Disney Parks and Resorts around the world will celebrate Mickey’s 90th on November 18, marking the day with commemorative merchandise, photo locations and more.
  • Beginning in late 2018 and into 2019 the World’s Biggest Mouse Party, saluting Mickey and Minnie, will take place at Disney Parks worldwide.
  • Disney On Ice will salute Mickey as the “True Original” host of Disney On Ice since its inception in 1981 by creating Mickey’s 90th pre-shows for productions touring the United States, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
  • Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Special Celebration, a new production showcasing Mickey Mouse’s memories throughout the years, will launch in Japan in July 2018 and continue touring throughout the Asia-Pacific region until August 2019.
  • In France, 38 design and art schools will take part in “Mickey Is Art,” a unique contest in which students will craft works of Mickey, inspired by their favorite artistic movement. The winning designs will be displayed this summer in 12 major train stations in France and for sale this September at Galerie Glénat in Paris.
  • Disney store will continue to celebrate milestone moments for Mickey Mouse with the Mickey Mouse Memories Collection (launched Jan. 2018), a monthly, limited-release series of 12 collectible plush, mugs and cloisonné pins inspired by Mickey’s most memorable movie roles.
  • Disney Publishing Worldwide will introduce more than 30 titles globally as part of Mickey’s 90th, including books, arts & crafts and comics.
Happy Birthday Mickey!  and Minnie...

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