Month: November 2016
Beginning November 24, Elena of Avalor – the first Disney princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures – will begin to greet guests alongside other royal friends at Princess Fairytale Hall. There, guests can choose between a meeting with Elena and Cinderella or a visit with Rapunzel and Tiana.
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.
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!
Know Before You Go
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!
FINDING NEVERLANDChristine Dwyer (Wicked, Rent),
Tickets are now available at the dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts website
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).
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.
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.
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.