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Star Wars VR Expereince Announced for Disney Springs

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-08-04 00:00
Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and Downtown Disney at Disneyland have announced that they will both open a Star Wars VR experience later this year:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... The VOID’s new, groundbreaking hyper-reality experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is coming to Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort.

Beginning this holiday season, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will transport you to a galaxy far, far away where you’ll be able to engage with friends, family and Star Wars characters through sight, sound, touch, smell, and motion. It’ll even allow environmental effects to be felt using Haptic feedback – melding the physical and digital worlds together. So, you don’t just see the Star Wars universe, you’re part of it at Disney Parks.

Plans for this first-of-its-kind experience were just unveiled by THE VOID, an entertainment company that combines the magic of illusions and advanced technology to create immersive social experiences that take visitors to new worlds. Lucasfilm and ILMxLab are collaborating to help develop this one-of-a-kind experience at Downtown Disney and Disney Springs.

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Star Wars VR Expereince Announced for Disney Springs

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-08-04 00:00
Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and Downtown Disney at Disneyland have announced that they will both open a Star Wars VR experience later this year:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... The VOID’s new, groundbreaking hyper-reality experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is coming to Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort.

Beginning this holiday season, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will transport you to a galaxy far, far away where you’ll be able to engage with friends, family and Star Wars characters through sight, sound, touch, smell, and motion. It’ll even allow environmental effects to be felt using Haptic feedback – melding the physical and digital worlds together. So, you don’t just see the Star Wars universe, you’re part of it at Disney Parks.

Plans for this first-of-its-kind experience were just unveiled by THE VOID, an entertainment company that combines the magic of illusions and advanced technology to create immersive social experiences that take visitors to new worlds. Lucasfilm and ILMxLab are collaborating to help develop this one-of-a-kind experience at Downtown Disney and Disney Springs.

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Watermelon Cotton Candy is a Unique Summer Treat at Disney California Adventure

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-08-03 23:53
Disney California Adventure has put a spotlight on one of its unique Summer treats:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... Guests are all about the watermelon cotton candy at Disney California Adventure park. You can find it at carts throughout the park. It’s seasonal, so be sure to get yours soon...


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Watermelon Cotton Candy is a Unique Summer Treat at Disney California Adventure

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-08-03 23:53
Disney California Adventure has put a spotlight on one of its unique Summer treats:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... Guests are all about the watermelon cotton candy at Disney California Adventure park. You can find it at carts throughout the park. It’s seasonal, so be sure to get yours soon...


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What time does Magic Kingdom open the gates now that the pre-show is near the castle?

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-08-03 20:34
Can anyone tell me what time they start letting people into the park (even though I know you are stopped by the rope and can't get into any "land" until official park opening).

I've heard rumors that they are allowing guests in early to get coffee, shop, etc... and watch the pre-show. Just trying to plan on what time to arrive. If the park opens at 9:00am, are they allowing guests in at 8:30am? 8:45am?

Thanks!
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What time does Magic Kingdom open the gates now that the pre-show is near the castle?

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-08-03 20:34
Can anyone tell me what time they start letting people into the park (even though I know you are stopped by the rope and can't get into any "land" until official park opening).

I've heard rumors that they are allowing guests in early to get coffee, shop, etc... and watch the pre-show. Just trying to plan on what time to arrive. If the park opens at 9:00am, are they allowing guests in at 8:30am? 8:45am?

Thanks!
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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 08/03/17 – Universal Show

disunplugged.com - Thu, 2017-08-03 15:41
In this episode, Craig and Tyler discuss the announcement of Ash vs Evil Dead coming to Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Mardi Gras 2018 dates being released, and Volcano Bay scaling back on food choices, plus Craig and Ryno review Blondie’s in Toon Lagoon at Islands of Adventure! Want to get in touch? Check out our contact [...]
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Former Walt Disney World president Meg Crofton joins Cracker Barrel board

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-08-03 12:05

If you’ve been wondering what Meg Crofon, former Walt Disney World president, has been doing since retiring in 2015, we have a bit of news. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store just announced that Crofton has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. We’re not sure if we...

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs special display coming to Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-08-03 11:50

It’s Walt Disney’s original animated masterpiece, and still the best in our opinion, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs turns 80 this year and celebrations are already being planned. Saks Fifth Avenue and Disney have announced a magical collaboration to celebrate Snow White during the holiday season at Saks stores...

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Disney World looking to add esports to ESPN WWOS

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-08-03 11:30

ESPN and DisneyXD recently switched a chunk of their programming to focus on esports (competitive video gaming, drone racing, etc) and now Walt Disney World wants to bring a similar slate of esports to the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. The ESPN WWOS Complex hosts athletes from over 70...

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What happens when Baymax tries to help in real life

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-08-03 03:23

I don’t know about you, but when I left the theater after seeing Disney’s Big Hero 6 for the first time, all I wanted was for Baymax to be an actual real life robot. Now, thanks to the magic of Disney’s Imagineers and, Scott Adsit, the voice of Baymax we...

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Car Service

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-08-03 02:45
We took the "Minnie" van and loved it. However, b/c of our trip during Christmas week we were thinking of doing a resort car service. Basically hiring someone to take us to the resorts for a day. Has any done something similar or would be able to recommend a company?
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Car Service

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-08-03 02:45
We took the "Minnie" van and loved it. However, b/c of our trip during Christmas week we were thinking of doing a resort car service. Basically hiring someone to take us to the resorts for a day. Has any done something similar or would be able to recommend a company?
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Disney / Chase Visa Perks

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-08-02 21:12
Other than food and Merchandise discounts are there any other Disney Visa Perks to watch for while we are down for F&W in Sept?

Are there still any Chase Visa Lounges etc?
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Disney / Chase Visa Perks

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-08-02 21:12
Other than food and Merchandise discounts are there any other Disney Visa Perks to watch for while we are down for F&W in Sept?

Are there still any Chase Visa Lounges etc?
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The Best & Worst of Walt Disney World Podcast – 08/02/17

disunplugged.com - Wed, 2017-08-02 15:29
Join Pete Werner and Steve Porter as they discuss YOUR 3 worst stories of interactions with Cast Members! Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Podcasts #036 – TOP 3 WORST Cast Member Experiences: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: BECOME A VIDEO CONTRIBUTOR! Click here for more information SUPPORT THE SHOW – Become a Patreon [...]
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Crowds Vs. Heat

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-08-02 14:17
So we are in the midst of completing our holiday vacation and yes it is the week of Christmas. Our other option is June or July. We just got from a July trip that was hot and had rain each day. We are staying on property, have AP's, so all good there. If we plan it the best we can are the crowds do able during the Christmas week? Any advice is also welcomed.
Thank you
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Crowds Vs. Heat

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-08-02 14:17
So we are in the midst of completing our holiday vacation and yes it is the week of Christmas. Our other option is June or July. We just got from a July trip that was hot and had rain each day. We are staying on property, have AP's, so all good there. If we plan it the best we can are the crowds do able during the Christmas week? Any advice is also welcomed.
Thank you
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Episode 1574 - Welcome New Cast Members

wdwtoday.com - Wed, 2017-08-02 14:00
We've got two new co-hosts with some deep WDW ties. Please welcome Matt Lott and the Greeze! Thanks to RXBAR for supporting WDW Today. Find at Target stores OR get 25% off your first order at https://www.RXbar.com/wdw promo code WDW.
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Videopolis: “Married Life” from Pixar’s Up cover

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-08-02 11:32

Today’s Videopolis is a marvelous cover of the beautiful “married life” segment of Pixar’s animated masterpiece “Up,” composed by Michael Giacchino. It comes from flutist Gina Luciani who performs six different Flute tracks to make her one woman cover. I recognize the piccolo, a classic flute, alto flute, and a...

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