23 April 2014, 11:22 am
Food For Thought Food at Diagon Alley at Universal Studios
There is much anticipation swirling around the new Harry Potter addition Diagon Alley at Universal Studios that is expected to open sometime this summer. From the new Hogwarts Express train that will take guests to and from Universal Studios and Islands Adventure to the new thrill attraction Gringotts Bank ride there is much to be excited about but there is one area of the new Diagon Alley that we don’t know much about – its food.
Back in February, the head of public relations at Universal Orlando Resort, Tom Schroder leaked some food photos that were suspected to be available at the new Diagon Alley when it opens this summer. The photo included traditional British dishes like fish n’ chips, bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potatoes), Scotch eggs and cheese, a pie, and what looked like a Toad in a Hole (sausages baked into a Yorkshire pudding).
The photos were no doubt items from the new Leaky Cauldron restaurant that will open when Diagon Alley does but the photo didn’t reveal the items or confirm it is the food that will be available at the Leaky Cauldron. The photo also wasn’t the only food photo that was “leaked.” In addition to the British fare, Schroder also tweeted a picture of dessert saying, “And dessert! Just some of the special items we’ve created.” The photo included chocolate potted cream, apple red currant tarts and a variety of cookies.
But that’s not all! Tom got back on Twitter for a third time to spill even more dessert secrets including this piece of information, “Did someone say ice cream? Our culinary team has created special flavors just for Diagon Alley. Brilliant!”
We can only assume that the newly created flavors will be available at Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor.
As of right now no real Leaky Cauldron or Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor menu has been revealed but we’re sure that as we get closer to Diagon Alley’s opening date we’ll know more.
Stay tuned for more details on Diagon Alley and its food! In the meantime you can check out the progress of the area with discounted tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.
21 April 2014, 10:57 am
Inside 24 Hour Party at Magic Kingdom
Can’t remember what it is like to stay up for 24 hours and party? Well Disney ® is about to refresh your memory with its Rock Your Disney Side 24-Hour Party at Magic Kingdom ® at Walt Disney World ® and Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park in California this Memorial Day Weekend.
This is the second time Disney ® has invited guests to party for 24-hours in its park. Last year the theme park’s kicked off summer with the Monstrous Summer 24-hour event and this year, Disney plans to welcome the season change with a gang of pirates, princesses, villains and more as you “Rock Your Disney Side.”
Disney ® is inviting guests to show their “Disney Side” and dress up as your favorite Disney ® character and join a gathering of Disney heroes and villains for 24 hours of fun beginning 6 a.m., May 23 to 6 a.m. May 24. The event will include character meet-and-greets throughout the day along with beloved attractions, popular shows and classic Disney ® entertainment.
If you’re wondering what exactly your “Disney Side” is Disney ® has defined it as this, “Everybody has two sides. There’s your normal, everyday side that goes to work, studies for school and doesn’t do anything crazy. But you also have another more fun side—your Disney side. That’s the side you simply can’t wait to share as a family. It’s the side of you that laughs more, screams more, says “yes” more and just plain lives life to the fullest. It’s the side of you that comes out to play the moment your family steps through the gates of a Disney Theme Park.”
Just in time for the new Fantasyland attraction the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train family rollercoaster, which is expected to open sometime in May; the new Fantasyland-inspired Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade and MyMagic+, which will take your Disney ® experience to the next level, “Rock Your Disney Side” party is the perfect time to explore the new magic Walt Disney World ® has to offer this summer.
The announcement of the 24-hour “Rock Your Disney Side Party” was revealed by Mickey and friends in February with a 140-character “Ultimate Tweet,” sending a #DisneySide message to all Disney ® fans on social media inviting them to come to the parks on May 23.
Stay tuned for more details on Disney’s ® “Rock Your Disney Side” party. In the meantime you can experience Walt Disney World ® and the new Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade with discounted tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.
18 April 2014, 10:50 am
Have More Fun at Walt Disney World with These Tips
A trip to Walt Disney World ® is always fun but sometimes long lines, hot temps and crowds can make the trip a little less magical than you had hoped. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Orlando Fun Tickets has compiled a list of our top tips for fitting more fun into your Walt Disney World ® vacation:
Get on board with My Disney Experience – My Disney Experience has been designed to make your dream vacation easier to plan. It all starts when you link your tickets to your My Disney Experience before your vacation. Once you do that you can begin you’re planning with scheduling some rides with MyMagic+ as well as any parades and fireworks shows you might want to see. MyMagic+ includes Disney FastPass+, which allows you to reserve a spot on a ride or even a show so you don’t have to save your seats hours beforehand. Now you can spend that time experiencing the rest of Walt Disney World’s ® magic!
Go to Magic Kingdom ® during the week – Magic Kingdom ® is the busiest Walt Disney World ® theme park so we suggest you visit the park during the week to avoid the usual weekend crowds. In doing so you will enjoy more of Disney’s ® fun in less time!
Plan to arrive at the parks early – In just about every Walt Disney World ® travel tip you’ll see to arrive at the park early. That’s because the parks fill up quickly and the earlier you are the better chance you have at experiencing every ride, show and attraction you set out to. But it is also important to note that you can arrive at Walt Disney World ® before the gates open and still be late. That’s because it can take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes to get from the parking lot to the front gate. So when you’re planning your trip make sure you calculate that into your travel time and get there earlier than you think you need to. Magic Kingdom ® can take even longer to get to because of the ferry and monorails you have to take to get there so factor that into your trip as well. And if you stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel you can enjoy Extra Magic Hours for certain parks that can let you into start the fun an hour earlier than the rest of the world.
Utilize the morning hours - Now that you know to get to the parks extra early you can take advantage of less crowds and get to your favorite rides, shows and attractions first thing in the morning. Once the crowds start to pick up you’ll have already done your favorite things and you can enjoy some lunch or shopping while everybody else waits in long lines. To start having more fun at Walt Disney World ® look for discounted tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.