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Christmas at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Christmas at Hollywood Studios

The festive season is upon us and Disney World is being adorn with magical Christmas decorations! Disney World’s Hollywood Studios park is one of the best and most fun places to spend some family time during this holiday season as guests will be able to enjoy all new holiday events as well as famous returning shows such as Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM, the enchanting fireworks and nighttime projection show.

  • Enjoy a brand new Sunset Season Greetings with projections of Minnie, Mickey and many more of your favorite Disney characters in a snowy Sunset Boulevard filled with wonderful Christmas decorations. Witness the Hollywood Tower Hotel get transformed into seasonal scenes: a gingerbread house, a huge pile of Christmas presents and a frozen winter wonderland. This beautiful show runs throughout the night from November 9th to December 31st.
  • Echo Lake like you’ve never seen it before! Transformed to fit the holiday season’s spirit with a giant Christmas tree towering in the middle of the lake, Dinosaur Gertie also celebrates Christmas by wearing a dinosaur size Santa hat, and the whole place adorn with big festive ornaments and garlands!
  • Don’t forget the ever famous Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM combining projections, fireworks, special effects and a magical Disney music to make the kid inside you vibrate with the unique Disney Christmas magic!

If you think this is it, then think twice as there are plenty more festive shows, events and places to experience in Disney Hollywood Studios park this Christmas! More importantly, if you’re going with your little ones, don’t forget to rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals to make your vacation and theirs an easy and fun family time!!

Celebrate World Photo Day with Disney’s PhotoPass Day!

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On August 19th the world will celebrate World Photo Day! Disney’s also keen to join the celebration by bringing back Disney PhotoPass Day! Disney PhotoPass Service will offer exclusive photo opportunities with a special emphasis on Disney Princesses!  Disney Princesses will be put on a pedestal on August 19th in honor of Disney’s “Dream Big, Princess” campaign. Guests will be able to find great photo opportunities with Disney Princesses such as, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Jasmine etc. Each park will hold different celebrations and opportunities to meet different Disney Princesses as well as other favorite Disney characters.

  • Disney Animal Kingdom: meet Pocahontas and get a Jungle Book magic shot!
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studio: meet the evil Queen from Snow White, Cruella De Vil and Maleficent and take a shot in front of the Theater of the Stars
  • Epcot: meet Princess Jasmine and take Baymax Animated Magic Shot
  • Magic Kingdom Park: meet Snow White and Dopey, and take a picture in Cinderella Coach in Fantasy land!
  • Disney Springs: get a Fairy Wing Magic Shot or get your personalized story book and become a Disney Princess yourself!

They will be many more Princesses and photo shot opportunities during Disney PhotoPass Day that you shouldn’t miss if you’re planning a day out to Disney World on August 19th! Don’t forget to share pictures taken with your Disney PhotoPass with the #DreamBigPrincess, so Disney can donate to the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign to help empowering girls around the world! If you’re going with your own little Princes and Princesses, don’t forget to rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals to have a relaxed and enjoyable day out with your family.

Toy Story Land is coming to Hollywood Studio!

Toy Story Land Disney World

If you and your kids enjoyed (and still enjoy) the famous movie Toy Story then you will love the new Toy Story Land coming to Disney World in 2018!

You will enjoy 11 acres of land entirely dedicated to Toy Story in Disney’s Hollywood Studio! Take a step into Andy’s backyard and shrink to the size of your favorite characters, Woody and Buzz! Walk around oversized game board pieces and blocks and get a real feel for what it’s like to be the size of a toy!! You and your family will get the chance to meet your favorite characters and set off on an incredible journey in their world.

To make things even more interesting, the new land will boats two new family friendly roller coasters:

  • Slinky Dog Dash: you will ride aboard Slinky the coil dog on a track that Andy has built in his backyard. Prepare for lots of drops and turns that will make you want to ride this coaster again and again!
  • Alien Swirling Saucers: this is a toy playset featuring aliens flying around in their space saucers trying to capture your rocket vehicle with “The Claw”!

So if you and your kids fancy a bit of a Toy Story mania, make sure your plan a vacation at Disney World next year! Don’t forget to rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals to make your life easier and your kids experience unforgettable!

New Disney Transportation Project Will Lift You Up!

Disney Skyliner

It has been made official that Disney is preparing for the construction of its new transportation project: Disney Skyliner!

This amazing new transportation will connect hotels and parks from Epcot International Gateway to Hollywood Studio via the Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts. These flying gondolas will revolutionize the transportation systems at Disney World. Each gondola will be able to accommodate 10 passengers and will feature some of your favorite Disney characters! Passengers will be able to experience Disney from above, giving them a stunning view of the parks and attractions. Unlike the previous Skyway ride that used to link Magic Kingdom’s Fantasy Land to Tomorrowland and which closed in 1999 after a tragic accident, these brand new gondolas will be completely enclosed, therefore ensuring everyone stays inside while being transported in the air!

Disney World is hoping to set an example for the whole of the United States with this new mode of transport which could revolutionize transportation in American cities!

Another transportation system is also about to come to Disney World, and will surely contribute to making your holiday at Disney World a unique experience: Minnie Mouse themed vans! This new point-to-point service will take guests anywhere they would like to go around Disney World Resort in a classic styled Minnie Mouse decorated car!!

No date was set for the opening of either of these two new transportation systems yet, but both the projects are well on their way.

Get Excited for the New Star Wars: Galxay’s Edge!

Star wars: Galaxy's Edge

Rumors were spread earlier this year about what features the new Star Wars land in Disney’s Hollywood Studio would include… Some of the mysteries surrounding this new land were revealed at Disney run 23D Expo that just ended.

First of all, the new Star Wars land finally has a name and it is: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! The new lands (yes, lands) will open in 2019 starting first in Disneyland in California, then in Disney World in Orlando, Florida! Both lands will encompass about 14 acres of pure excitement!

As far as attractions go, the Star Wars fans will not be disappointed:

  • The Millennium Falcon: take control of this famous “hunk of junk”, accompanied by Han Solo and Chewbacca who will help you navigate your through the Galaxy!
  • The Star Wars battle: fight amidst a major battle between the Resistance and the First Order! Guests will feel as if they were inside a Star Destroyer and take full part in the action! It is going to be an attraction like never seen before.

A Star Wars hotel will also be part of the new park in Disney’s Hollywood Studio! This hotel will provide a complete 100% immersive experience! From start to finish, guests will take part in unique personalized adventures, talking to famous Star Wars characters and even dressing up accordingly!

All Star Wars fans, big or small, young or old, will marvel at the perspective of spending time in this new and exciting park to open in both Disneyland and Disney World in 2019!

How to Experience Disney World on a Budget

 

Disney on a budget

You’re thinking about taking your family on a vacation to Disney World, but have a tight budget? Here are a few tips on how to stay within your budget limit and still have a great time!

#1 – Drive (your own car)! Yes, this might be a long trip and it might require a stop or two in a motel… But, it will certainly be cheaper than to buy a flight ticket for each member of your family, then having to rent a car to get to Disney World!! Plus, this is a chance for your kids (and you!) to see some of the beautiful North American scenery and a road trip is always exciting for kids.

#2 – Off-season is the right time to go! Don’t plan your holiday in the peak season, prices will be more expensive everywhere and Disney resorts will be crowded! Not only will this be a cheaper option, it will also be more enjoyable for you and your kids.

#3- Budget hotel – Disney has a few budget hotels on property! They all boast free transportation to the parks and have pools! If you are happy to sleep in a Disney overdosed decor for a few nights, then this is cheaper option for you and your family!

#4 – Camping? Yes, you can go camping at Disney World! Fort Wilderness is a great campsite for you and your kids! It has free water transportation to the park, and a pool with water slides! The starting price for this option is $53!

#5 – Outside Disney. You can also stay in a hotel outside of Disney park and save quite a lot of money! Makes sure the hotel you choose has a shuttle to and from the park so you don’t have to pay for parking there.

#6 – Bring your own water and snacks! This is very important and often overlooked! Continuously brings drinks for the family under the burning Florida sun can quickly become very expensive! Refill your bottles at your hotel and bring them to the park! Bring snacks for you and your kids and avoid spending too much on extra treats.

#7 – Rain jackets – Yes in also rains in Florida! If you want to stay dry and not spend a little fortune on rain ponchos ($10 a piece) at Disney, pack your own!

#8 – Pool day? In Downtown Disney, hotels offer free access to their swimming pools! You’ll also find that your kids might enjoy playing with Legos at the Lego store in Downtown Disney.

#9 – Focus! Don’t try to do everything at once! Only buy tickets for one park and make the most of it! One park is already so big, there won’t be any time for you or your kids to get bored! One park a day, is a good way to go!

#10 – Rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals instead of Disney! Disney stroller rentals are more expensive: $15 for one day and you can’t take them back with you to your hotel at the end of your day (which is when you might need it most!!). With Magical Stroller Rentals Florida you can keep your stroller for the whole duration of your stay, and it is cheaper than Disney!!

‘The Music of Pixar Live’ A Symphony Coming to Disney World

The Music of Pixar Live!

Disney World is bringing an extraordinary event this week to Disney World Orlando: a symphony! 

If you love Pixar movies, then this is for you! Starting on May 26th, Disney will showcase the best-loved music from Pixar movies, such as Finding Nemo, Cars, Monsters Inc. etc., and will be performed by a live orchestra at Disney Hollywood Studio’s park! The concert will take place at the Theater of the Stars and will be presented three times per evening. Music from “Toy Story” to “Car 3” will be presented during the concert, taking you and your family on a magical culture ride! The show will start after the tradition “The Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage” and you will get the chance to see a few of your favorite characters like Woody, Jessie, or the Incredibles!! 

The show lasts about 45 minutes and you need a valid entry park ticket to enter the venue! Early arrival is recommended as seatings fill up quickly!!

To make your experience even more magical, Disney has introduced The Music of Pixar Live! Dining Package. With this package, guests will be able to enjoy the concert three times a night as a seat will be reserved for each Dining Package booked, and a meal at one of three amazing restaurants at Disney Hollywood Studio:

  • Hollywood & Vine
  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby

Each Dining Package includes appetisers, entrée, dessert or a full buffet where applicable as well as non alcoholic drinks! Children get a reduced fee so you can enjoy a wonderful evening with the whole family!

 

Live the Star Wars Adventure at Disney

New Star Wars themed land in Disney Hollywood studio

Are you a fan of the Star Wars saga? Have you always dreamed of meeting Chewbacca? Visit the Millenium Flacon spaceship? 2019 will give the chance to realize your dream!! First of all, Walt Disney World is working on a Star Wars land themed park opening in 2019 set at Disney Hollywood studios in which you will be able to immerse yourself in the world of Star Wars!! However, there are rumored plans that the world’s first official Star Wars themed hotel could be opening in the new Star Wars land too!

The hotel would give a complete immersive experience to guests over the course of two days. Indeed, guests would be able to take part in a two day narrative as the story unfolds over the course of their stay. Star Wars characters would roam around the hotel corridors and public area, therefore giving guests the chance to meet and interact with them. If you are the kind to get engaged into the storyline and want to immerse yourself in the Star Wars universe, various programs would be available for you to experience such as, lightsaber training, flight training, or ship exploration! Moreover, if you want to feel like one of the Star Wars characters, you would be able to engage in personalized secret missions both in the hotel and the Star Wars themed park!!

The hotel would include great amenities such as swimming pool, fitness center, water park and even robotic droid butlers!! All the meals during your two days stay would be included, buffet breakfasts, one lunch and dinners. The check-ins and check-outs would have set dates to ensure that all guests follow the same storyline at the same time!!

Disney has yet to confirm or deny the plans for this new attraction, but one thing is certain, the new Star Wars themed land is set to open in 2019 at Disney Hollywood Studios with or without this incredible hotel, so book your holidays in advance to enjoy this brand new world!!

Walt Disney Baby Care Centers: a Peaceful Haven!

 

Disney Baby Care Centre Maps

All parents traveling with little ones know that even if very gratifying, the whole expedition also comes with challenges!
Disney World Resorts are experts in making family travels as easy as possible. Therefore, if you are coming to Disney World with your baby, Baby Care Centers are your allies!

First of all, each theme park is equipped with one Baby Care Center making it practical and impractical at the same time as you could be quite far away from it even if it is within the park. However, the location of each Baby Care Center is marked on each theme park map, so you can easily plan time away from the crowd with your baby. Most Disney Baby Care Centers are located close to the First Aid Center and you can find signs directing you to them.

Each Baby Care Center is equipped with:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Private nursing room equipped with rocking chairs
  • Changing tables with unisex bathrooms
  • A feeding area equipped with highchairs
  • A kitchen with a microwave and oven and a sink.
  • A main room equipped with a television, sofa, chairs and a table.
  • An on-site shop providing various products for purchase such as, formula, diapers, wipes, baby food, sunscreen, over the counter medication, juice and clothing.

All Baby Care Centers are free to use and anyone with small children are allowed to use them.

These are real peaceful havens for you and your baby, where you can step away from the crowd, and noise, take some time to relax and take care of your little one. Baby Care Centers can make a real difference to your holiday, as you will not have to compromise between enjoying the park and being comfortable with your baby. They can transform what could be difficult times, real moments of joy.

3 Great Tips to Make Your Disney Experience Successful with Kids

Family Stroller
Going on vacation to Disney World is a dream for your children, which can quickly turn into a stressful experience for parents! However, there are a few things you can do to make your life easier and your children’s experience happy and unforgettable!

  • Planning is the key.

Even if you are not a vey big planner, going to Disney with small children requires some upfront planning. Disney has tried to make it as easy as possible for you to plan your vacation ahead with a great application: My Disney Experience App, which can be installed on your smartphone or viewed directly on your computer.
My Disney Experience App enables you to explore the parks by showing you GPS-enabled maps, find Disney characters’ greeting time and place; plan your vacation by allowing you to buy tickets, make dining reservations, or buy your FastPasses for example. You can keep track of all your reservations and activities with this application.

  • When to go?

Avoid big holidays like Christmas and summer breaks as these periods are likely to bring big crowds, and long waits for rides. Going to Disney during the Fall (September to November) or during Spring (March to May) allows you to enjoy a beautiful weather while avoiding large crowds! This means you will be able to make the most out of your time in the park with your children.

  • Rent a stroller!

If you are traveling with small children, you have to bear in mind that the walks can be long within Disney parks and to and from your hotel. This might become stressful and tiresome for your children, and also for you especially if you want to carry a bag with all your children’s necessities during the day. Renting a stroller will make your life easier! You can rent a stroller from Disney itself, rental locations can be found in each park. However, Disney does not allow strollers to be taken out of its original park. This means you will have to ask for a replacement each time you switch parks, and you will not be able to take it back to your hotel.
Magical Stroller Rentals is a great alternative to renting a stroller from Disney. It offers better prices than Disney rentals, and the stroller will be yours for the whole duration of your stay at Disney World. No switching, replacing, or walking to and from your hotel. Magical Stroller Rental also offers a wide selection of single and double strollers with lots of adds-on, such as rain covers and even coolers.