26 November 2014, 12:52 pm
Top New Christmas Things in Disney World
Everyone knows Walt Disney World does a wonderful job at spreading the holiday cheer every year. From Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom to the Candlelight Processional at Epcot and Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Hollywood Studios, there is no shortage of holiday merriment. And this year, guests will enjoy even more holly jolly fun with new holiday offerings. If you’re planning a visit to Walt Disney World this season, don’t miss the following new festivities:
A Frozen Holiday Wish – Every year, Cinderella Castle is transformed into a festive holiday show with thousands of bright glistening lights. This year, the Castle will be even more spectacular when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf take over in the new show “A Frozen Holiday Wish.” Watch as Queen Elsa uses her powers to transform the Castle into a glowing ice palace for the holiday season with 200,000 shimmering white lights. “A Frozen Holiday Wish” runs now through December 31.
Specialty Food at Epcot – Holidays Around the World at Epcot won’t just be sharing the many holiday traditions from around the globe, they’ll also be spreading some holiday cheer with new food and drink offerings. Several different World Showcase pavilions will be serving up holiday treats including Turkey Waffle at Promenade Refreshments, Pecan-maple bark at Canada, hot applejack cider with whiskey at United Kingdom, honey walnut baklava at Morocco, teriyaki chicken karaage at Japan, panettone at Italy, stollen fruit cake at Germany and many more. You can enjoy the treats and drinks as you listen to the many different holiday traditions from around the world.
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth – This spectacular fireworks display is enhanced every year for the holidays and this year Epcot has added a special Peace on Earth holiday ending you don’t want to miss. The show runs now through December 30.
Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Snowground – “Frozen” fans can now shop at Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Snowground at Hollywood Studios. Guests will be able to enjoy real snow, “Frozen” merchandise and tasty “Frozen”-inspired cupcakes and other treats. Plus, every 30 minutes, you’ll get to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights!
Christmas Day Parade Taping – Every year, Walt Disney World welcomes a slew of celebrities and entertainers to the park for their annual Christmas Day Parade taping. This December 6-9, guests will enjoy an all-new Disney Frozen Christmas Celebration. Stay tuned for more details about the taping and new theme.
To see all of these new holiday events and the usual holiday cheer at Walt Disney World look for discounted Walt Disney World tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.
25 November 2014, 11:30 am
Morimoto Asia and The BOATHOUSE Set for Disney Springs
There are some exciting new additions coming to the new Disney Springs in the next year. Disney recently announced that two new restaurants will be opening at the revamped Downtown Disney in 2015 including Morimoto Asia from Chef Masaharu Morimoto of “Iron Chef America” and The BOATHOUSE by Schussler Creative.
Morimoto Asia will be the first pan-Asian restaurant the Japanese master chef has ever created. “I’m very excited to bring this new concept to Disney, something I’ve always dreamed of,” said Chef Morimoto. “It’s a wonderful chance to share some of my favorite foods from across the Asian continent.”
The new Asian restaurant will feature pan-Asian cuisine such as Peking duck caring and dim sum. Morimoto Asia is scheduled to open next summer at Disney Springs The Landing, the former location of Pleasure Island. Food aside, Morimoto Asia’s unique two-level space will also feature open terraces, a grand hall, private rooms, long bar, cocktail lounge, waterside seating and more.
Before Disney Springs guests can enjoy a taste of Asia they will be able to set sail on the waters of Disney Springs and enjoy the new dining concept at The BOATHOUSE. Located at The Landing, the upscale waterfront dining experience comes from the creators of Rainforest café, T-Rex and Yak & Yeti at Walt Disney World.
The BOATHOUSE will feature steaks, chops, seafood and three different themed bars, including The Captain’s Raw Bar, The admiral’s Club Bar and The Dock Bar. But perhaps the most exciting part about The BOATHOUSE isn’t the food but rather all of the exciting water-based things you can experience during your dinner out. Enjoy live music while you dine as well as guided tours aboard the Captain’s 40-foot Italian Water Taxi (with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries) and guided Amphicar rides that take guests from land onto water for a 20-minute tour of Disney Springs. The new restaurant is scheduled to serve Disney Springs guests until 2:00 a.m. and is slated to open in the Spring of 2015.
Stay tuned for more details about Morimoto Asia and The BOATHOUSE. Disney Springs is expected to be completely finished by 2016.
24 November 2014, 11:31 am
Inside A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando
Kick off the New Year at Universal Orlando with a special Harry Potter event – “A Celebration of Harry Potter” January 30 – February 1, 2015. The magical three days will allow Harry Potter fans to celebrate the global phenomenon that is Harry Potter!
All Universal Orlando guests will have the opportunity to step inside the world of Harry Potter like never before with Q&A sessions with Harry Potter film talent and other special guests, as well as participate in the interactive exhibits at “A Celebration of Harry Potter” Expo, visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios, ride the Hogwarts Express and much more!
The Harry Potter Expo will take guests inside a Universal Soundstage filled with booths and exhibits offering deeper insight into Harry Potter. Such Booths and experiences include:
Harry Potter: The Exhibition Sorting Hat Experience – Find out which house you belong to in the Sorting Hat Experience. Here you’ll have an opportunity to try on the Sorting Hat, where you will get sorted in a Hogwarts-inspired setting.
Pottermore from J.K. Rowling – Celebrate your Hogwarts house with Pottermore from J.K. Rowling. If you’ve ever taken the exclusive Sorting Hat quiz, designed by Rowling herself, this is your chance to take part in Pottermore’s Proudest House Contest.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – Take a step inside Harry Potter in this unique studio tour. Guests will actually get the chance to walk onto sets used during filming and even pose for a photo in a recreation of the iconic Great Hall.
Warner Bros. Entertainment – When you’re not walking onto one of Harry Potter’s sets, you can defend yourself against a Dementor or soar high above Hogwarts castle in a magical photo experience while surrounded by authentic movie props from the Harry Potter films.
Throughout the “A Celebration of Harry Potter” event guests will also have the opportunity to meet popular characters form the Harry Potter films, including Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), James Phelps (Fred Wesley) and Oliver Phelps (George Wesley).
Any Universal Orlando guests can be a part of the A Celebration of Harry Potter event. All you have to do is look for discounted Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets and you’ll be on your way to becoming a part of this magical adventure.