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Guardians of the Galaxy: The New Epcot Attraction

Epcot Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction

Epcot is about to undergo major changes. Indeed, Disney World recently announced that the old “Universe of Energy” is soon to be replaced by the a brand new “The Guardians of the Galaxy” attraction. This is the first ever Marvel-themed attraction to come to Disney World Florida! Epcot will host our favorite Guardians of the Galaxy characters who will bring a whole new dimension of fun and games to the ageing park.

The brand new attraction will be an E-ticket attraction and is likely to feature ‘Groot’ and ‘Rocket’ as Disney revealed to the D23 Expo guests. The idea is to re-energize Epcot with some Disney “wow” factor, and what better way to inspire young and old generations with the funny and adventurous movie “The Guardians of the Galaxy”?

The many changes announced by Disney this year for its Orlando parks are taking a distinct ‘out-of-this-world’ path which will take guests on many space adventures, and Epcot is not being left behind! The reason to “The Guardians of the Galaxy” coming to Epcot is directly linked to Peter Quill (aka Star Lord in the movie) visiting Epcot when he was a child.

The current “Universe of Energy” attraction has already been closed since earlier this August and guests who are eager to meet ‘Groot’ are likely to have to wait a few years before the attraction opens to the public! In the meantime we will follow the advancements of this new attraction very closely in the future!

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.

Launch Yourself Into Space with Epcot’s New Outer Space-Themed Restaurant

Epcot Space restaurant D23 Expo

Disney World recently announced that the famous theme park will undergo a bunch of upgrades as part of its 35th anniversary! Disney came up with a new visionary dining concept for guests, sending them out of this world for a dinner under the stars.
Epcot restaurants are famous for being completely original and immersing guests into different culinary worlds, but this one will literally send them into space! The new restaurant will be established next to the “Mission Space” attraction, a NASA-style simulator, which will re-open next summer.

Disney presented the space restaurant design during the D23 Expo this year, which showed guests dining in a space station floating above Earth. Disney sets the standards high using digital technology to make the illusion possible! Guests will even be able to interact with astronauts floating on the outside of the station.

Menu is yet to be established but one can only imagine the futuristic forms, colors and tastes the delicious space food will take! As for the name of this new space diner, it is yet to be announced!

If you’re traveling with kids, remember that your journey into space will be made easier if you rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals as you will be able to go where you please with your family as you know your little ones will feel secure and comfortable in their stroller

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.

The Best PhotoPass Locations at Disney this Summer

Magic Lotus flower

Going to Disney World this summer and want to immortalize your experience? Disney PhotoPass enables you to preserve those unforgettable moments and share them with your friends and family. Located at various stations inside the parks, the PhotoPass photographers are ready to capture your best moments at Disney.

This summer there are some brand new PhotoPass Services that must be done while you’re enjoying a vacation at Disney.

  • Magic Kingdom “Tangled” lantern prop : go to rapunzel tower after dark and find the PhotoPass photographer there to take a picture with a “Tangled” inspired lantern to illuminate your night.
  • Epcot Lotus blossom prop – this is one of the new photo props. Go to the China Pavilion after dark and find a PhotoPass photographer waiting for you with a lotus blossom prop that will bring out the magic of the moment.
  • Pandora The World of Avatar – the new park will also have PhotoPass photographers and many amazing locations to take beautiful pictures of you and your family during your visit to the park.
  • Magic Shot – once your photo has been taken you can visit one of the select photographers you can ask for your favorite Disney characters to be added to the picture with you such as Tinker Bell, Chip and many more.
  • Disney Springs Virtual backgrounds – If you go to Disney PhotoPass Studio you’ll be able to pose in front of your favorite Disney background! The virtual backgrounds place you right inside your favorite Disney story!

Take the time to stop at one of those PhotoPass photographers to make your Disney experience with your family truly memorable! Once you picture has been taken you can choose to download it, print it and share it with your loved ones!

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!!

Express Transportation: Get Closer and Faster to the Disney Magic!!

Express Transportation Walt Disney World

Express Transportation is a brand new feature of Disney World theme park introduced in December last year.

This exciting new service enables you to enjoy the best out of all 4 theme parks at Disney World Orlando. It is a non-stop service that allows you to travel between all 4 theme parks and avoid queuing at the gate of each park for security checks! As a matter of facts, this new service picks you up at the designated Express Transportation location and transports you directly to the drop-off location inside the gate of which ever park you would like to go to. No queuing, no waiting! The fun and magic of Disney can be reached within a few minutes!

In order to get access to the Express Transportation tickets, you need to hold a Park Hopper Option or a Walt Disney World annual pass. A single day ticket costs as little as USD15 and a multi-day pass costs USD24. The multi-day pass is valid for 7 consecutive days so you can make the best out of your family holiday!
The Express Transportation service starts everyday at 10:00 am and runs until the park closes. It runs every 30 minutes to and from the designated pick-up/drop-off locations.

To check-in you have several options:

  • Magic Kingdom Park: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin – near the exit.
  • Epcot: Spaceship Earth – on the east side.
  • Hollywood Studios: in front of Rock n Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.
  • Animal Kingdom Park: Kilimanjaro Safaris – near the entrance.

You can buy the Express Transportation tickets in various locations:

  • Ticket window at Express Transportation check-in locations.
  • Guest Relations and ticket windows at all theme parks.
  • Ticket window at Disney Springs.
  • Concierge location of the Disney resort hotels.
  • Ticket desks: Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel and Walt Disney World Swan hotel.

Once you are at the Express Transportation check-in place, just wait for a Cast Member to come and take you directly to your next destination.

This is an amazing new feature at Disney World. You will be able to enjoy more of the theme parks by traveling by Express Transportation for the fun and enjoyment of your whole family!