Archive for January 2017

Fireworks Make Wishes Come True at Disney

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The Wishes Nighttime Spectacular at Disney Magic Kingdom is all about making wishes come true!

Come and marvel at the spectacle while the most famous and beloved Disney characters invite you to sing and wish upon a star.
Jimmy Cricket, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Ariel, Peter Pan and many more invite you along to the magnificent Cinderella Castle at 8:00pm for the biggest, most magical fireworks show of all!! You will hear each of them make a wish under the stars: Cinderella wishes to go to the ball, Pinocchio wishes to become a real boy, Ariel wishes to have real legs… You will sing along the most famous Disney songs and you will too be able to wish upon the starts. Will your wish become true? There is only one way to find out!

This is an incredible show about wishes coming true, it is sang and narrated by your favorite characters and boasts spectacular, bright lights upon the Cinderella Castle.  Don’t miss out on Tinker Bell’s flight above the castle and over the park during this breath taking musical as the most extravagant fireworks illuminate the sky at the end of the night. The whole park vibrates with the rumbling thunder of the fireworks, as blazing rockets race and explode into the sky in a multitude of sparkles and glowing colors.

No matter how many times you have seen this show, the magic of it makes it a worthwhile emotional experience for the whole family every single time. Be sure to prepare tissues as it will certainly bring you tears of joy and love, and will leave you with the best kiss goodnight Disney Resort could offer you during your holiday.

It is a free activity that lasts 12 minutes. You can stand in the Cinderella forecourt or surrounded bridges for the best view of the show.

The Big Thunder Mountain Has Re-opened

The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Magic Kingdom Disney

The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has finally re-opened on November 19, 2016 after 4 months of refurbishment!
The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad underwent a major refurbishment last summer 2016 for the first time since 2012. It has now re-opened and is ready to welcome you and your family for a fun ride back in time of gold mining!

This adventurous ride gets its storyline from back in the 1850s were gold was discovered in the American Southwest. In the space of one night a small mining town became a thriving centre for the gold mining industry. A very long line of mine trains was created in order to transport the gold extracted from the Thunder Mountain. Hop on the train and let it take you back in time for an unforgettable adventure! Ride along the 200 foot mountain to the gold mining company where legends of ghosts and supernatural events have been revived by Disney World in the Magic Kingdom.

All refurbished and almost brand new, you can now enjoy the spectacular new lightings effects on the mountain and geysers, a smoother ride as new track sections were installed during the refurbishment, and a fresh splash of paint has given the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad a new fresher look, ready for excitement and adventure.

This ride has been designed for the thrill of the whole family to make sure children and grown-ups have the time of their life!!

Pro Bowl Arrives at Disney World in 2017

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Pro Bowl players will meet Mickey Mouse in 2017!

Big news in the world of football as the joint press conference in June 2016 with Disney, ESPN and NFL revealed that the Pro Bowl would move from Aloha Stadium in Hawaii to Orlando in Florida from 2017! The NFL declared they had made a multi year deal to move the game to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
Furthermore, the NFL announced that the Pro Bowl game will change from the ‘drafted’ format used these previous years and now return to the ‘conferenced’ format, matching up AFC and NFC players.
This is your chance to witness and experience one of the most exciting events of the year, as many NFL superstars will arrive at Disney World Orlando the week of January 24th 2017 for the Pro Bowl taking place on January 29th.

Festivities will start on Tuesday January 24th at the Wide World of Sports Complex where team practices will be held as well as other exciting events such as a free football themed festival tailored for the whole family, and youth football events.
On January 26th the ‘Pro Bowl Skills Showdown’ will also be taped at the Wide World of Sports Complex and thrilling activities will be help at Disney Springs and Epcot such as the Pro Bowl 5K run.
Hold you breath for the most magical and exhilarating event of all on January 27th as Pro Bowl players, and NFL cheerleaders along with community groups will celebrate the start of the Pro Bowl game 2017 at Disney by marching in an incredible parade down Main Street, U.S.A in the Magic Kingdom Park.

Come and celebrate this once in a lifetime event at Disney World Orlando and combine the magic of Disney with the thrill of Pro Bowl! This is the perfect celebration for the whole family and a fantastic start of this New Year 2017. This is your chance to approach NFL football superstars as well as your favorite Disney characters at the same time in a family friendly, adventurous, and enchanting environment. In addition to buying your Disney World passes for this exciting week, you can buy your Pro Bowl game tickets on the NFL website and make this holiday complete and an unforgettable event for your whole family.

The Tree of Life Awakening!

Tree of Life Awakening

Experience the magic of winter at Disney Resort Orlando with the awakening of the Tree of Life! Situated at its center, the Tree of Life has been the icon of the Animal Kingdom Park for several years! Come and see this impressive 145 foot (44m) high wooden tree inspired by and shaped as a baobab tree, which is typically found in Africa. You will marvel at the view of its 325 carvings of existing and instinct animals on its trunk and roots, but you will have yet to witness the most incredible spectacle that the Tree of Life has to offer.
After the night falls, the Tree of Life comes alive in a captivating show of light and colors, leaving you mesmerized by its beauty. Every ten minutes sparkling fireflies appear on the tree and magically unveil the life of the wondrous animal spirits that are carved into the tree trunk and roots. The projections bring to life both the tree and its animals in a spectacle full of light, vivid colors, and enchanting music. While you watch this marvelous show, memories of some of the most famous Disney movies will surely spring back to you as the imagery has been inspired by some of the Disney classics such as Pocahontas, Bambi, Tarzan, the Jungle Book, the Lion King, and many more!

The Tree of Life awakening lets you enjoy four different story lines throughout the evening, all featuring different animal spirits and sceneries:

  • Gaze upon a charming doe as she starts her exciting adventure accompanied by a friendly hawk.
  • Marvel at two humming birds falling in love in a scenery of beautiful flowers.
  • Follow a lively fox spreading love and friendship to other forest animals in a magical winter setting.

This wonderful projection is bound to be one of your most magical and heart warming experiences at Disney and there is no better time to enjoy it than during the Christmas holiday season. Gather with your entire family and friends, and let the magic transport you on an enchanting journey of love, friendship, and adventures! This spectacular show starts after dark sets in and lasts until the park closes, therefore ensuring you get the most out of all its three thrilling and heart warming story lines.