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Beginners and first-timers welcome! Come just to trade cards or join us as we tour SOTMK with Ivy Rosado! Goodie bags and other surprises will be in store! Meet us at the Firehouse on Main Street in Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom at 3pm Saturday November 15th! DisneyParksPodcast/events
A Premium Holiday Celebration
The magic begins as you enjoy reserved viewing in the Premiere Theater for the “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration.” Take in the dazzling performance as you sing along with Anna, Elsa and the newly appointed royal historians of Arendelle.
In addition, don’t miss your chance to experience the spectacular Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights—all from a reserved location at the end of Streets of America. But that’s not the end of the winter wonder waiting for you at Disney’s Hollywood Studios—soak up the sights as you sip on specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and sink your teeth in Frozen-themed desserts. You’ll even receive a special holiday lithograph and Frozen pin to commemorate your place of honor at the festivities!
The Disney Hollywood Studios Frozen Holiday Premium Package can be purchased for $89 per adult or $59 for children (ages 3 to 9), tax and gratuity included. Please note: a separate ticket for admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required and is not included in this package price.
Be sure to purchase in advance—quantities are limited and the holiday season only lasts so long! The bundle is offered from November 7 to November 19, 2014; November 21 to December 9, 2014; and December 11, 2014 to January 4, 2015. For purchase, please call (407) 939-1854. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors announced that it has extended Bob Iger’s contract as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer through June 30, 2018.
Monorail to DTD from Epcot
DTD Marketplace dock open
A new bus route will be tested next week between the Magic Kingdom monorail resort hotels and Typhoon Lagoon.
Starting October 12 through to October 25 2014, the new bus route will travel between Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Typhoon Lagoon.
The new route will alleviate the problem of no direct service from Typhoon Lagoon after 2pm, and all guests being routed via Epcot. The current routing leaves the monorail resort guests having to transfer back to their hotels via the monorail from Epcot.
Two new kiosks are coming to Downtown Disney near Fulton’s on the new Disney Springs style promenade.
Set the Bar – offering cocktails, and Sublime – offering gifts and finds. Both are set to open soon. Expect to see kiosks of a similar style open in areas throughout Disney Springs as a way of brining in smaller third party tenants offering unique items.
From Randy at Faith and the Magic Kingdom.com I went on the Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps tour Saturday, October 4. Guests who have heard about this tour and are considering it, or who have done it before and may want to do it again, need to know about a couple of changes. First Club 33 has remained excluded from the tour. Next, the tour officially advertises “two classic attraction experiences” but doesn’t say which ones. In the past, one of them has been the Tiki Room, complete with an extra treat after—no, not a Dole Whip, but getting to see up close one of the Audio Animatronic flowers. For my tour, this was replaced with a simple viewing of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, and no special anything with it. (By the way, the other one was Peter Pan’s Flight, which we got to skip the line for.) Finally, one of the major draws of the tour is a visit to Walt Disney’s private apartment above the Fire Station. There is currently construction around that area, so for the next few weeks, this is being replaced with a visit to the Disneyland Dream Suite above Pirates of the Caribbean. Which is Pretty cool, but not the apartment Walt actually used. Guests who are considering this tour should be aware of these changes and plan accordingly.
More from Randy: Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District has some special Halloween events and activities announced this week. Build-a-Bear, House of Blues, and more are getting in on the fun. If you have a taste for classic spooky movies, AMC Downtown Disney 12 has a special Thursday night series for you:
· · October 23 – The original Frankenstein and The Mummy , both starring Boris Karloff, at the same times, 7 and 9 p.m.
AMC Downtown Disney 12 also will present a special, limited time return engagement of Disney’s “Maleficent,” starring Angelina Jolie, Friday, Oct. 24, through Thursday, Oct. 30. Audience members may receive special gifts, including Maleficent horns, while supplies last, during the run.
Brand new Disneyland Paris correspondent Roy who is a Disneyland Paris CAST MEMBER and has an awesome website that covers amusement parks all over the world – called wonderrides.com follow Roy on twitter @wonderrides
October 1st, the Halloween season started in Disneyland Paris, including some novelties. Using the slogan “Join the Halloween gang!”, the Villains invite you to enjoy this beautiful season until November 2nd.
What’s new? Every morning, half an hour after park opening, The Maleficent Disney Villains Promenade welcomes visitors on Central Plaza, starring Maleficent, the Queen of Hearts, Gaston, Jafar and many others. The float that is being used in this Promenade has already been used as the “Dreams of Power” float during “Disney’s Once Upon a Dream Parade” (2007-2012).
New as well is Maleficent’s Court, situated behind Sleeping Beauty Castle, where Maleficent takes over the Castle and casts a spell over Castle Courtyard. Moreover, a new float has been added to Mickey’s Halloween Celebration, the daily Halloween cavalcade. “Raise the Rafters!” features the Three Little Pigs, Clarabelle and Horace Horsecollar.
More entertainment includes the Hallo-Swing Orchestra and Disney’s Octoween Brass Band, several character meet & greets and, as usual, the daily “Disney Magic on Parade!” and “Disney Dreams!”.
Mark Stead, Senior Vice-President Finance, announced a recapitalization plan for Disneyland Paris that was in global news earlier this month. It is intended to improve Euro Disney Group’s financial position and enable it to continue investing in the guest experience With this effort, Disney feels they are demonstrating The Walt Disney Company’s continued confidence in Disneyland Paris, which remains the number one tourist destination in Europe.”
Although Euro Disney is Europe’s most-visited tourist attraction attendance slipped 6.9 percent last year to 14.9million it is – still nearly as many visitors as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre combined. However the decrease in attendance left disneyland Paris with an operating loss last year. Euro Disney’s next major boost is expected to come in 2016 when it will open a new leisure complex.
Mark Stead, Senior Vice-President Finance, presents the recapitalization operation that was announced by Euro Disney S.C.A. on October 6, 2014. WE WILL INCLUDE A LINK TO THIS VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrV1KvQJDWE
Top Ten things we love about the MK
Main Street Philharmonic at Main Street
Main Street Trolley Show
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party
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