Walt Disney World

May brings excitement to Walt Disney World!

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Lots of big changes have already happened at Walt Disney World however May is shaping up to be an exciting month last night Disney parks blog went live with a live stream of wishes. Guests were asked to go to their Twitter to unlock a special preview of the new fireworks premiering May 12 following the performance Disney parks blog announced that the preview was unlocked and guest could check it out. So like so many other people I had to take a look the soundtrack is going to feature upbeat re-orchestrated Disney Classics along with a very new modern theme song that happened to bring me to tears.

The State of the art show is going to be using some new technology can Vining lasers, photo map imaging, fireworks and an amazing score even though a lot of people will miss wishes I truly think that happily ever after will quickly win them over and become a magical ending to every night at the Magic Kingdom.

At the end of me Disney’s animal Kingdom open it’s long-awaited avatar land guest have been talking about this for many years and it seems like Disney is about to deliver a very unique never before seen theamd land that has been closely guarded by the Disney Imagineering.

So whether you live in Orlando or traveling to the parks soon Disney is about to up the ante in wow factor.

Broadway Stars Take Center Stage at the New Epcot International Festival of the Arts

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Walt Disney world Resort​ has announced the lineup of performers for its brand new series called EPCOT International Festival of the Arts


Disney has gathered some of the top names in Broadway and assembled them for this unique one-of-a-kind experience that guests will be able to experience on select days in January and February.

Ashley Brown Josh Strickland

Jan. 13-16 and 20-23: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland performing songs from: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid

Kerry Butler Kevin Massey

Jan. 27-30 and Feb. 3-6: Kerry Butler and Kevin Massey performing songs from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Newsies and Aladdin

Kissy Simmons Alton Fitzgerald White

Feb. 10-13 and 17-20: Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White performing songs from Disney’s The Lion King, Aida, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid

Performances will be 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday through Monday of each festival weekend.

Disney on Broadway Stars Take Center Stage at the New Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Future World Plaza will also be filled with a variety of other visual and live performances including Epcot Living Statues, performances by Central Florida high schools and acclaimed university and college talent appearing through a partnership with Disney Performing Arts. Plus, Epcot’s American Music Machine will perform on the Future World Fountain Stage.

The festival runs Fridays through Mondays from Jan. 13 – Feb. 20.

Contact Mary Morales to book your travel needs she can also help you book fast passes and dinner packages for the festival.

Also follow along with supersize Orlando and Jenie Gallo with The Princess Papers to get all the inside stories on this awesome new event at Epcot.

Major Star Wars announcements released from Disney!

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On Wednesday night how are very own Jenie Gallo (The Princess Papers) was on hand at the Disney parks Blog Meetup as Michael Roddy announced some amazing new Star Wars offerings coming to Walt Disney World Resort.

Beginning this month, Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® will have even more to celebrate as favorite Star Wars experiences are updated and new experiences begin in 2017:
Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away: AWR (Advanced Weapons Research) Troopers from the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will debut during a new scene in the existing Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away daytime show. AWR Troopers are encased in specialized Stormtrooper armor with a dark, ominous gleam.

Star Wars Launch Bay: This location will feature new props from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Making-of footage can be seen in the attraction’s behind-the-scenes film, “Meet the Makers.” Similar updates can also be found at Star Wars Launch Bay in Disneyland® Park in California.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue: Voyage changes are coming starting in mid-December, switching back to randomized beginnings (instead of starting each journey on the planet of Jakku) and final destinations.  

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular: This spectacular show will return nightly beginning Dec. 16, 2016 in celebration of the theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, joining “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” as a second nightly fireworks spectacular at the park through Dec. 31, 2016.


Star Wars Guided Tour: Beginning in 2017, this seven-hour guided tour will be led by a Star Wars “all-in-the-know” tour guide. Your Clients will blast off on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, get an in-depth, insider’s tour around Launch Bay, and enjoy Star Wars-themed menu items at Backlot Express. Plus, Guests age 4-12 will have an opportunity to participate in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. And, the finale of this unforgettable day includes themed sweets and specialty beverages at Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party, which also includes reserved viewing for the show. Stay tuned to Disney Travel News for more information on this tour and booking information.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on Dec. 16, 2016.

To book these specialty tours and packages contact our Fairy Godmother Mary Morales

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Hundreds celebrate Walt Disney’s 115th birthday   at his birth place in Chicago

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December 5th marked the 115th birthday of Walt Disney. In a special dedication ceremony today his birth house was officially dedicated.

This location has been under major renovation for over a year the exterior has been restored and an organization has been formed to continue the restoration on the interior to make it and national historical location.


As the dedication to place local school children sang hope Disney’s granddaughter spoke  and Walt Disney himself took to the porch where he was born to say some words. But in true humble Walt Disney fashion the ceremony was short and sweet  and followed by cake for everyone.

Very special thank you to Jamie for the photos please like and follow supersize Orlando the Princess Papers  and Mary Morales for more exciting information

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.

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.