Month: November 2016

SECRET LIFE OF PETS,” BECOMES INTERACTIVE FLOAT IN SUPERSTAR PARADE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT 

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Starting this December, guests will experience some of the most hilarious and memorable moments from Illumination Entertainment’s smash hit, “The Secret Life of Pets” as they come to life in Universal’s Superstar Parade. The all-new parade floats will give guests the chance to interact with their favorite characters from the film and get a glimpse into what happens when the pet owners are away.

The world of “The Secret Life of Pets” will be brought to life in two incredibly detailed floats. The first is themed after Central Park and will feature the film’s two main characters, Max and his unlikely friend Duke. The second float will showcase the apartments and skyline of The Big Apple from the film. It will house even more memorable characters including the head-banging Leonard, Buddy (and his unique massage mixer), fearless leader Snowball, Gidget, Chloe and more. And – for the first time ever – some of the characters will talk with guests.

The all-new floats will be surrounded by high-energy performers dressed as ordinary pet owners, who will dance, bounce – and even do parkour gymnastics – to a remake of the dance classic “Bust a Move” as the floats make their way down the streets of Universal Studios Florida.

Magical Changes  Happening over Disney

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Characters in Flight balloon at Disney Springs will be replaced in January. New design will reflect the change to Disney Springs from Downtown Disney and is said to be “brighter”/more easily seen at night. Typically the balloons are replaced every 4 years in Florida due to weathering. The Balloon replacement will take approximately one week. The Guest area/catwalk of the balloon should be similar. Exact design not released. #InfoFromIAAPAExpo

About the Balloon 
Custom-built for Disney by Paris-headquartered company Aérophile S.A., the Aéro30 illuminates to showcase the silhouettes of its beloved Disney characters and is filled with 210,000 cubic feet of helium. The balloon’s 19-foot-diameter basket holds up to 29 people plus one Aérophile-certified pilot per “flight.” Guests on board will be treated to stunning vistas up to 10 miles away!

Custom-built for Disney by Paris-headquartered company Aérophile S.A., the Aéro30 illuminates to showcase the silhouettes of its beloved Disney characters and is filled with 210,000 cubic feet of helium. The balloon’s 19-foot-diameter basket holds up to 29 people plus one Aérophile-certified pilot per “flight.” Guests on board will be treated to stunning vistas up to 10 miles away!

Tickets can be purchased on site at Disney Springs

Price

Adult USD $18.00
Child USD $12.00

Hot-air balloon floating in the sky at dusk

Know Before You Go

Tickets can be purchased at the attraction location on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition:

  • Maximum capacity is affected by wind speeds. The balloon will not fly if winds exceed 22 mph or if there is a storm. Please note that the balloon is tethered and will not travel beyond 400 feet at any time.
  • Bags, food and drink, smoking and strollers are not permitted.
  • Guests must transfer from their motorized scooter or ECV to an available wheelchair to experience this attraction.
  • Guests over 9 years of age are permitted to ride by themselves. However, children under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age or older).
  • Expectant mothers should not ride.
  • This attraction is not recommended for those prone to motion sickness, vertigo, heart problems or any other condition that may be aggravated by flight.

Special preview of Finding Neverland

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Before Finding Neverland makes its way  to Orlando to the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts Super Size Orlando  has an opportunity  to take in the spectacular new  new Broadway  in Chicago ! 

We have been invited by Broadway In Chicago to enjoy this performance! The show is touring across the country after this run! And Orlando will be one of its stops  in early spring !  I have always loved the story of Peter Pan, and this musical tells the story of how it was created!


CHICAGO (Sept. 12, 2016) – Broadway In Chicago and Finding Neverland, the enchanting Broadway musical set to soar on tour this fall, are pleased to announce the full cast of the Tour Premiere of FINDING NEVERLANDFINDING NEVERLAND will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph ) November 22 through December 4.

FINDING NEVERLAND began rehearsals today under the visionary direction of Tony Award®-winner Diane Paulus. The cast is led by Kevin Kern (Bridges of Madison County, Wicked) and Christine Dwyer (Wicked, Rent), with Tom Hewitt (Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago), Joanna Glushak (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, After the Night and the Music), Jordan Cole, Finn Faulconer, Ben Krieger, Jacob Morrell, Gregory Trechel and Mitchell Wray.

The ensemble includes Cameron Bond, Sarah Charles, Adrianne Chu, Calvin Cooper, Dwelvan David, Josh Drake, Victoria Huston-Elem, Crystal Kellogg, Melissa Hunter McCann, Connor McRory, Thomas Miller, Courtney Ortiz, Noah Plomgren, Matthew Quinn, Corey Rives, Dee Tomasetta, Lael Van Keuren and Matt Wolpe.

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Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan KneeFinding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up – one of the most beloved stories of all time. Directed by Tony®-winner Diane Paulus (PippinHair) with book by Olivier Award®-nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy Award®- winner Eliot Kennedyandchoreography by Emmy Award®-winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium), this new musical, packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up.

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The production features scenic design by Tony Award®-winner Scott Pask (PippinBook of Mormon), lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Kenneth Posner (The Coast of UtopiaPippin), costume design by Suttirat Larlarb (Of Mice and Men), sound design by Tony Award®-nominee Jonathan Deans (PippinLa Cage aux Folles), hair and make-up design by Richard Mawbey, projection design by Jon Driscoll and casting by Stewart/WhitleyFinding Neverland is Produced by Weinstein Live Entertainment and NETworks Presentations. 

For more tour and casting information:

www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com

Facebook:  Finding Neverland The Musical

Twitter: @NeverlandBway

Tickets are now available at the dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts website

City of Orlando Declare Nov. 17, 2016 as “Blue Man Group Day”

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Twenty-five years ago on this day (Nov. 17), a creative collaboration among friends led to the first euphoric and historic Blue Man Group performance at the Astor Place Theatre in New York.

Locally, both Orange County and the City of Orlando have officially declared Nov. 17, 2016 “Blue Man Group Day” in celebration of the group daring to live in full color for 25 years. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined the Blue Men for an official proclamation ceremony last night (Nov. 16) at Universal Orlando Resort.  Continuing the celebration, Universal Orlando Resort will illuminate its iconic entryway arches blue for the evening tonight (Nov. 17).

Fans may keep up with Blue Man Group through TwitterFacebookInstagram or the hashtag #DareToLive.

About Blue Man Group

As Blue Man Group celebrates 25 years of living in full color, the global entertainment phenomenon is inventive as ever with numerous projects and appearances in the creative pipeline. In 2016 alone the group released a new studio album, published their first-ever book, embarked on a World Tour and much more.

The company is best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show, performed in over 20 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991. A dynamic combination of music, comedy and technology, the show appeals to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. It is continually refreshed with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology. 

The company developed through a creative collaboration among three close friends, Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Blue Man Group now has permanent theatrical productions in Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Chicago, New York, Berlin, and a World Tour. 

This creative collective is part of the pop culture zeitgeist. Beyond the stage show, they have toured the globe with the “Megastar World Tour” rock concert parody, released 6 albums, including the latest album, THREE, and the Grammy-nominated Audio, released their first-ever book, Blue Man World, and contributed to numerous film and TV scores. They’ve served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil and appeared countless times on hit shows like “The Tonight Show”, “Arrested Development”, “Ellen”, “Schlag den Raab” (Germany), “WOWOW” (Japan), and “Caldeirão do Huck” (Brasil). 

Based in New York City, Blue Man Productions has extensive production facilities, recording studios and a 6,000 square foot Research & Development Lab.

Jimmy Fallon films at Universal Studios Orlando for new attraction

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This past weekend, Jimmy Fallon, made a visit to Universal Orlando Resort in preparation for his new ride, opening at Universal Studios in Spring 2017 – Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.  The thrilling new attraction will give guests the ultimate “Tonight Show” experience as they get up close and personal with the show’s most hilarious segments before taking off on a wild and action-packed race through New York City against Jimmy Fallon himself.  More information on the new attraction will be revealed soon. 

Snoop dogg “Chilln” at the Magic Kingdom

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Walt Disney World fans were all abuzz today as legendary rapper Snoop Dogg was just chilling at the Magic Kingdom with his goofy ears! The Walt Disney World Resort has been all abuzz this week with lots of celebrities reported to be on hand for filming its annual Christmas parade. Even though a lot of musical performances are being filmed in Florida the actual parade portion will be filmed in California. No word on whether Snoop Dogg is part of the entertainment for this year’s Christmas tapings.