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Jet Blue schedule through May 1, 2018

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-07-16 12:25
Jet Blue will be opening it's booking dates through May 1, 2018 at 2P today (Sunday 7/16)
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Jet Blue schedule through May 1, 2018

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-07-16 12:25
Jet Blue will be opening it's booking dates through May 1, 2018 at 2P today (Sunday 7/16)
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Say Goodbye to Dragon Challenge

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-07-16 06:28
Universal is getting ready to shut and replace Dragon Challenge... This are is part of Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade... It was rethemed to the Tri-wizard Cup as part of the make over...

Now strong winds are blowing news that DC will be removed for an all new Potter experience...

Stay tuned!!!!!

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Say Goodbye to Dragon Challenge

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-07-16 06:28
Universal is getting ready to shut and replace Dragon Challenge... This are is part of Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade... It was rethemed to the Tri-wizard Cup as part of the make over...

Now strong winds are blowing news that DC will be removed for an all new Potter experience...

Stay tuned!!!!!

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Disney Vacation Club Announces its 15th Resort, The Disney Riviera Resort

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-07-16 02:33
The Disney Vacation Club has announced their 15th Resort:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Vacation Club Disney Vacation Club Announces Next Planned Development: Disney Riviera Resort


New Skyway of Gondolas will Connect Resort to Theme Parks



CELEBRATION, Fla., July 15, 2017 -- Today at D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced the next planned development for Disney Vacation Club will be an entirely new resort near Epcot called Disney Riviera Resort and that a new skyway transportation system will connect the new resort to other areas on Walt Disney World property.

"We're thrilled to announce plans for a new Disney Vacation Club property called Disney Riviera Resort coming to Walt Disney World Resort," Chapek said. "Our Vacation Club Members are among our most loyal fans, and we think that they will love what we have planned, especially the rooftop restaurant that will offer unbelievable views of nighttime spectaculars at both Epcot and Hollywood Studios."

In addition, Chapek announced that a whole new transportation system of gondolas is planned, called the Disney Skyliner, to give guests a never-before-seen birds-eye view of Walt Disney World and connect the new Disney Vacation Club property, Disney's Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts with Disney's Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot.

Estimated to open in fall 2019, this new resort experience is slated to be the 15th Disney Vacation Club property with approximately 300 units spread across a variety of accommodation types.

On July 17, Disney Vacation Club will welcome its 14th resort with the opening of Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, featuring 184 rustically elegant vacation accommodations including Deluxe Studios, one- and two-bedroom Villas, three-bedroom Grand Villas and unique waterfront cabins.

Ken Potrock, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Disney Vacation Club, said, "The opening of Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge in just a few days and the announcement of our next planned development, Disney Riviera Resort, demonstrate the incredible momentum underway at Disney Vacation Club. Our members tell us over and over again how much they love the outstanding accommodations and the value and flexibility of a Disney Vacation Club Membership, as well as the unique location to our growing and evolving theme parks and the exclusive member experiences and benefits they get from our Membership Extras program."

ABOUT DISNEY VACATION CLUB
Disney Vacation Club, a leader in vacation ownership, debuted in 1991 with a flexible, vacation points-based system rather than the traditional fixed-week timeshare model. Today, Disney Vacation Club has more than 220,000 member families, from all 50 states and approximately 100 countries, who have discovered the joys of membership.

Disney Vacation Club Members are able to choose from among a variety of exciting vacation destinations, including a stay at any Disney Vacation Club Resort or one of thousands of other vacation options in destinations around the world. Plus, when purchasing directly from Disney, members can also enjoy the Disney Collection, which includes select Disney Resort hotels, Disney Cruise Line and guided vacations with Adventures by Disney, as well as the Concierge Collection, a portfolio of extraordinary hotels in sought-after destinations. Vacations at a Disney Vacation Club Resort can last anywhere from one night to several weeks.

With Disney Vacation Club properties located near the Disney theme parks in Florida and California, Members have easy access to new and innovative attractions on both coasts for years to come. For more information, visit www.disneyvacationclub.com.

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Disney Vacation Club Announces its 15th Resort, The Disney Riviera Resort

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-07-16 02:33
The Disney Vacation Club has announced their 15th Resort:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Vacation Club Disney Vacation Club Announces Next Planned Development: Disney Riviera Resort


New Skyway of Gondolas will Connect Resort to Theme Parks



CELEBRATION, Fla., July 15, 2017 -- Today at D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced the next planned development for Disney Vacation Club will be an entirely new resort near Epcot called Disney Riviera Resort and that a new skyway transportation system will connect the new resort to other areas on Walt Disney World property.

"We're thrilled to announce plans for a new Disney Vacation Club property called Disney Riviera Resort coming to Walt Disney World Resort," Chapek said. "Our Vacation Club Members are among our most loyal fans, and we think that they will love what we have planned, especially the rooftop restaurant that will offer unbelievable views of nighttime spectaculars at both Epcot and Hollywood Studios."

In addition, Chapek announced that a whole new transportation system of gondolas is planned, called the Disney Skyliner, to give guests a never-before-seen birds-eye view of Walt Disney World and connect the new Disney Vacation Club property, Disney's Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts with Disney's Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot.

Estimated to open in fall 2019, this new resort experience is slated to be the 15th Disney Vacation Club property with approximately 300 units spread across a variety of accommodation types.

On July 17, Disney Vacation Club will welcome its 14th resort with the opening of Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, featuring 184 rustically elegant vacation accommodations including Deluxe Studios, one- and two-bedroom Villas, three-bedroom Grand Villas and unique waterfront cabins.

Ken Potrock, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Disney Vacation Club, said, "The opening of Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge in just a few days and the announcement of our next planned development, Disney Riviera Resort, demonstrate the incredible momentum underway at Disney Vacation Club. Our members tell us over and over again how much they love the outstanding accommodations and the value and flexibility of a Disney Vacation Club Membership, as well as the unique location to our growing and evolving theme parks and the exclusive member experiences and benefits they get from our Membership Extras program."

ABOUT DISNEY VACATION CLUB
Disney Vacation Club, a leader in vacation ownership, debuted in 1991 with a flexible, vacation points-based system rather than the traditional fixed-week timeshare model. Today, Disney Vacation Club has more than 220,000 member families, from all 50 states and approximately 100 countries, who have discovered the joys of membership.

Disney Vacation Club Members are able to choose from among a variety of exciting vacation destinations, including a stay at any Disney Vacation Club Resort or one of thousands of other vacation options in destinations around the world. Plus, when purchasing directly from Disney, members can also enjoy the Disney Collection, which includes select Disney Resort hotels, Disney Cruise Line and guided vacations with Adventures by Disney, as well as the Concierge Collection, a portfolio of extraordinary hotels in sought-after destinations. Vacations at a Disney Vacation Club Resort can last anywhere from one night to several weeks.

With Disney Vacation Club properties located near the Disney theme parks in Florida and California, Members have easy access to new and innovative attractions on both coasts for years to come. For more information, visit www.disneyvacationclub.com.

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Fireworks on the Boardwalk

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-07-16 02:09
Where is the best place to watch the fireworks on the Boardwalk?
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Fireworks on the Boardwalk

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-07-16 02:09
Where is the best place to watch the fireworks on the Boardwalk?
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Nighttime Spectacular ‘Fantasmic!’ Returns to Disneyland Park with New Scenes and Dazzling Visual Effects

disneylandnews.com/ - Sun, 2017-07-16 01:39
Monday, July 17, Marks Both the Premiere of a Newly Enhanced ‘Fantasmic!’ and the Anniversary of the 1955 Grand Opening of Disneyland

ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 17, 2017) –“Fantasmic!,” Disney’s popular and longest-running nighttime spectacular, returns to the Rivers of America in Disneyland Park July 17, 2017, with enhanced, awe-inspiring effects; innovative, state-of-the-art projection technology; and new storytelling elements.

Also on July 17, guests will celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the grand opening of Disneyland, envisioned by Walt Disney as a place where family members of all ages can have fun together. For more than six decades, Disneyland Resort has explored the frontiers of interactive storytelling and entertainment technology, bringing exciting attractions and innovative entertainment to life for guests from around the world. Walt Disney’s promise for a new family entertainment concept continues today: “Disneyland will never be completed … as long as there is imagination left in the world.”

The return of “Fantasmic!” builds on that promise, taking the journey into Mickey Mouse’s imagination to brilliant new heights. The story that has been treasured by Disneyland guests for more than 25 years continues, as Mickey Mouse conjures dreams of beauty, adventure, romance and, in the show’s thrilling climax, danger.

New magic is incorporated with Aladdin and Jasmine floating over a bed of fog on their flying carpet, Captain Jack Sparrow at the helm of a ghostly pirate ship, and special new appearances by characters from “The Lion King” and “Finding Nemo.” And Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from “Tangled” join other Disney couples in an inspiring romantic sequence.

Additional enhancements give the popular show an even brighter look, with more vibrant projections and new mist screens. Every inch of every surface on the show’s island “stage” has been digitally mapped. Projection mapping and three-dimensional video combine, allowing the creative team to transform the island as never before. All technical elements of the show, including lighting, fountains and water screens, have been upgraded.

The return of “Fantasmic!” also coincides with the return of some classic Disneyland attractions this summer. The Disneyland Railroad, Pirates’ Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, and the watercraft that sail around the Rivers of America in Frontierland, Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes, all return on July 29, 2017.

This summer guests at Disneyland also have a last chance to view the lights, music and fun of the beloved Main Street Electrical Parade through Aug. 20, 2017. Nightly performances of the parade feature favorites such as Cinderella’s ball, Elliot, the smoke-breathing, tail-waggin’ “Pete’s Dragon” and the glittering “To Honor America” finale.

Guests this summer also will enjoy Summer of Heroes, a new, limited-time celebration at Disney California Adventure Park.  Guests are invited to experience epic adventures with some of their favorite Super Heroes through Sept.10, 2017, along with the new attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, which opened May 27, 2017.

 “FANTASMIC!” FUN FACTS

 

  • Central to the magic of “Fantasmic!” are the three mist screens, each 60 feet wide by 30 feet tall, upon which the films are projected.
  • New scenes will feature songs such as “Friend Like Me” and “A Whole New World” from Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin.”
  • A crew of ghost pirates man an eerie pirate ship that appears on the Rivers of  America. These professional stunt performers execute all the spectacular duels and falls.
  • More than 100 cast and crew bring “Fantasmic!” to life, in the 23-minute show.
  • As part of the “Fantasmic!” story, the wicked Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty” will rise to a height of 45 feet in 17 seconds, before transforming into the dragon.
  • The dragon is a fully animated three-dimensional design that replicates the movements of the dragon in “Sleeping Beauty ” The dragon is 45 feet tall by 28 feet wide and weighs approximately 18,000 pounds.
  • The dragon lights the Rivers of America on fire for 25 seconds
  • Approximately 9,000 guests can view “Fantasmic!” at each performance.  The audience is approximately 70 feet from the main stage on Tom Sawyer Island.
  • Water effects include 21 fountains and six “whale tails” in the scene when Monstro the whale charges across the Rivers of America
  • At the beginning of the show, two light towers appear on either side of the main stage. During the day, these towers rest 26 feet underground. They rise to a height of 40 feet in less than a minute.
  • The audio surrounding “Fantasmic!” spectators is created by four speaker stacks on Tom Sawyer Island and three on the mainland.
  • Kaa, the conniving snake from “The Jungle Book” who slithers across the “Fantasmic!” stage, is 100 feet long.
HISTORY OF “FANTASMIC!”
  • “Fantasmic!” premiered to the public on May 15, 1992, at Disneyland
  • An enhanced version of that original “Fantasmic” presentation, featuring digital projections and the spectacular new 45-foot-tall dragon, premiered June 12, 2009.
  • The main stage on Tom Sawyer Island, including underground housing for many special effects, was specially built for “Fantasmic!” By day, it is a boat dock and “cider mill” visited by guests on the island.
  • In 1992, the original estimate for the prospective audience size was 6,500. Spectators, however, found every space they could and the average number of guests per performance was 11,000 that first summer.
  • Within days, the area was re-landscaped to accommodate more guests in the viewing areas. “Fantasmic!” was scheduled for three shows per night that year, and extended to four shows on July 4 and New Year’s Eve. Before summer 1993 arrived, the walkways and planters in New Orleans Square had been redesigned in the “terrace” style from which today’s guests view the show.
  • A different version of “Fantasmic!” premiered in October 1998 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (then Disney-MGM Studios) at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

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Boardwalk 1st Timer

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-07-16 01:08
Any tips for a Boardwalk first timer? Just a standard room. When I do the pre-check anything that is more worth it than others?

Any other tips/tricks about the resort? Is there seating at the Boardwalk Bakery to enjoy breakfast or is it grab-and-go only? Is the only way to get there is to go outside? We're used to the quick service dining places at our resorts to be inside but this one looks like it's on the Boardwalk and I didn't see tables.

How far is the 'furthest' walk? When we stayed at Beach Club our room was just about the furthest you could get from the elevators. Is Boardwalk simliar in that sense? Sprawling?

Thanks!
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Boardwalk 1st Timer

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-07-16 01:08
Any tips for a Boardwalk first timer? Just a standard room. When I do the pre-check anything that is more worth it than others?

Any other tips/tricks about the resort? Is there seating at the Boardwalk Bakery to enjoy breakfast or is it grab-and-go only? Is the only way to get there is to go outside? We're used to the quick service dining places at our resorts to be inside but this one looks like it's on the Boardwalk and I didn't see tables.

How far is the 'furthest' walk? When we stayed at Beach Club our room was just about the furthest you could get from the elevators. Is Boardwalk simliar in that sense? Sprawling?

Thanks!
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Disney Cruise Line Surprises D23 Fans with Announcement of Seventh Ship

dclnews.com - Sun, 2017-07-16 00:34
Next Phase of Expansion Nearly Doubles Size of Fleet

CELEBRATION, FL (July 15, 2017) – Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced plans today at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., to add a seventh ship to Disney Cruise Line’s award-winning fleet, giving families even more opportunities to create magical memories at sea and visit spectacular destinations around the globe.

Last year, the leader in family cruising announced plans to build two new ships at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany with scheduled completion dates of 2021 and 2023. The seventh ship will be built at the same shipyard and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

“We decided two ships wouldn’t be enough to hold all of the exciting new experiences we have been dreaming up to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level with immersive Disney storytelling, world-class family entertainment, and imaginative innovations that are fantastically fun and uniquely Disney,” Chapek said. “By the time all three new ships are sailing, we’ll have nearly doubled the size of our existing fleet.”

All ship names, design plans and itineraries are still in development, with each of the ships expected to have their own unique experiences. The three new ships will be powered by clean-burning liquefied natural gas and be the same size – approximately 135,000 gross tons with about 1,250 guest staterooms planned – which is slightly larger than the newest Disney Cruise Line ships, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.

Since first setting sail in 1998, Disney Cruise Line has provided a quintessential family cruise vacation experience that combines the magic of Disney with the wonder of exploring different parts of the world. Guests step aboard majestic and beautiful ocean liners to enjoy legendary Disney entertainment, exquisite dining, spacious and well-appointed staterooms and magnificent public spaces.

With the launch of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy in 2011 and 2012, the company introduced several firsts for the industry, including a water coaster at sea (AquaDuck) and virtual portholes in interior staterooms (Magical Portholes) that provide real-time views of the sea as well as sightings of animated Disney characters. With a legacy of revolutionary design, Disney Cruise Line’s new ships will usher in the next generation of innovative cruise experiences designed especially for families that will transform the art-of-cruising and take guests on adventures in a way never dreamed of before.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent.

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SeaWorld dining

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-07-16 00:21
What does everyone do for food? Eat there, leave and eat? What did you eat?

We tried some chinese food over by the penguins, and it was horrible. Didn't even finish it.
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SeaWorld dining

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-07-16 00:21
What does everyone do for food? Eat there, leave and eat? What did you eat?

We tried some chinese food over by the penguins, and it was horrible. Didn't even finish it.
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DCL Has Announced - NOT building two new ships

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-07-16 00:12
Instead, they are building THREE new ships !:thumbsup:
It was announced at D23 today that the three new ships will be delivered in 2021, 2022 and 2023. The ships are expected to be slightly larger than Dream and Fantasy, and will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) instead of bunker oil.

Names have not been announced, nor have homeports. Let the speculation begin !

This will bring the fleet to 7 ships, and raises the possibility of many new itineraries.
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DCL Has Announced - NOT building two new ships

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-07-16 00:12
Instead, they are building THREE new ships !:thumbsup:
It was announced at D23 today that the three new ships will be delivered in 2021, 2022 and 2023. The ships are expected to be slightly larger than Dream and Fantasy, and will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) instead of bunker oil.

Names have not been announced, nor have homeports. Let the speculation begin !

This will bring the fleet to 7 ships, and raises the possibility of many new itineraries.
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New Disneyland Resort Experiences Announced at D23 Expo 2017

disneylandnews.com/ - Sun, 2017-07-16 00:10

At D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced an extraordinary line-up of brand new attractions and experiences coming to its parks and resorts around the world. Here’s what is coming to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim:

 

  • Guests will experience intergalactic adventures in the highly-anticipated Star Wars– themed land known as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The 14-acre land will open with two anchor attractions – one that gives guests the chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and another that puts guests right in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Guests will also encounter various characters, including BB8, Chewbacca, Rex and Kylo Ren. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open first at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif., followed by Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla., in 2019.

 

  • Pixar Fest, a limited-time, all-things Pixar celebration will launch at the Disneyland Resort in 2018. The celebration will include a new fireworks spectacular, as well as special characters and entertainment experiences. As part of the celebration, Pixar Play Parade will return to the resort, this time in Disneyland Park, and fan-favorite, Paint the Night, will move to Disney California Adventure Park, which has one of Disney’s longest parade routes.

 

  • Paradise Pier will become Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure Park next summer. This area adjacent to the “World of Color” lagoon, will take on a brand-new look as more favorite Pixar characters and stories come to life on the seaside waterfront, from “The Incredibles,” “Inside Out” and even more “Toy Story.”

 

  • Building on the success of Guardians of the Galaxy—Mission: BREAKOUT!, Guardians of the Galaxy stories will soon be joined by Spiderman and the Avengers in what will become a completely immersive Super Hero universe at Disney California Adventure.
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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek Announces Extraordinary Line-up of Experiences Coming to Disney Parks around the Globe

disneylandnews.com/ - Sun, 2017-07-16 00:00

Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and a seventh cruise ship among the experiences coming for guests

 

ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 15, 2017) – Today at D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced an extraordinary line-up of brand new attractions and experiences coming to its parks and resorts around the world as it continues to revolutionize the guest experience, starting from before guests even arrive for a Disney vacation to the many memories that last a lifetime.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek welcomed nearly 7,000 fans as he unveiled more than a dozen new experiences coming to Disney parks and resorts and gave a sneak peek at much-anticipated projects in development. Several Imagineers joined the presentation by providing details of the creativity, imagination and innovation in development around the world. Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios John Lasseter also shared his enthusiasm for plans to include a larger Pixar presence at Disneyland Resort.

In addition to the announcement that Fantasmic! will return to Disneyland Park tonight, two nights early in honor of the Expo, fans were treated to a glimpse of the new “Beauty and the Beast” musical production coming to the Disney Dream on Disney Cruise Line, currently in production in Toronto, and a special one-night-only medley of nostalgic entertainment numbers showcasing the heritage of Disney Parks.

“On the heels of the many new and incredibly popular experiences that just debuted this year, the best is yet to come. We have ambitious plans for our parks and resorts around the world,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.  “We’re investing in the guest experience like never before, and we’re doing it all in way that is only possible at Disney!”

From new lodging and transportation options that make getting around more fun, to original storytelling and immersive experiences based on guests’ favorites, Disney continues to provide unparalleled vacation destinations for guests across the globe in even more exciting ways than ever before.

Immersive Theme Park Experiences and Attractions

An Unprecedented First Look at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Fans were elated to hear their Star Wars stories will come to life in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the newly announced name for the Star Wars-themed lands. Chapek shared exciting new details and a glimpse inside the two anchor attractions, including one that puts guests right in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance where guests will feel like they are inside

a hangar bay on a Star Destroyer. Guests will also have the chance to fly the Millennium Falcon, where each guest is critical to the mission’s success. Chapek also revealed many characters that guests will meet, including BB-8, Chewbacca, Rex and Kylo Ren. Representing the largest single-themed land expansion at 14 acres each, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in 2019, with the first land debuting at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, then at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando.

Timeless Transformation of Epcot Revealed

Looking ahead to the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, there are grand plans to complete the transformation that started with the debut of New Fantasyland in 2014. Chapek announced exciting plans across Epcot to realize the original vision of the park while making it more timeless and relevant than ever before. Patterned after the number one family attraction at Disneyland Paris, Ratatouille will be added in an all-new space in the France pavilion at World Showcase. Epcot will also see the addition of a brand new E-ticket attraction based on the rockin’ and action-packed world of Guardians of the Galaxy, the next step in how guests can encounter these characters at Walt Disney World Resort. In Future World, a new Green Mission at Mission: SPACE will take guests on a stunning tour around the Earth, and an updated Orange Mission will make the trip to Mars even more spectacular. Adjacent to Mission: Space will be a new restaurant that will invite guests to travel high above the earth for an unforgettable dining experience.

More Thrills than Ever Planned for Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom

Disney remains at the cutting edge of deeply immersive, creative storytelling that draws guests into new worlds, and it is a legacy that lives on in every new Disney Parks experience. The first-ever Mickey-themed ride-through attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, will come to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. With a new original story and lovable attraction theme song, this new state-of-the-art ride-through attraction will take guests on a journey inside the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts using new technologies that transform the flat cartoon world into an incredible dimensional experience.

Chapek also announced that the highest rated attraction at Shanghai Disneyland is coming to Walt Disney World Resort. A thrilling, Tron-themed attraction will be added in a new area near Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom. Additionally, a new live entertainment theater coming to Main Street, U.S.A., based on the iconic Willis Theater in 1920s Kansas City, will bring world-class entertainment to the world’s most popular park.

Pixar Fun at the Happiest Place on Earth

In addition to announcing the summer 2018 opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Chapek was joined by Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios John Lasseter to unveil plans for Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure, where the pier will take on a brand new look as more favorite Pixar characters and stories come to life, from The Incredibles, to Inside Out to even more Toy Story. Chapek also announced there is more Pixar in store during Pixar Fest at Disneyland Resort. Starting in 2018, this limited-time offering will include a new fireworks spectacular as well as special characters and entertainment moments.

As part of the celebration, the Pixar Play Parade will return to Disneyland Resort – this time at

Disneyland Park – and the fan favorite Paint the Night Parade will move to Disney California Adventure, one of Disney’s longest parade routes.

Disney Cruise Line to Double the Size of its Fleet by 2023

Chapek surprised the crowd by announcing that Disney Cruise Line will add one more ship in its expansion to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level. Joining the other two new ships that were announced just last year, all three ships will be powered by one of the cleanest-burning fuels available, liquefied natural gas. When all three ships are completed by 2023, Disney Cruise Line will have nearly doubled the size of the fleet.

Immersive Hotel Concepts

Among the announcements were projects that infuse even more exciting experiences for resort hotel guests in ways that are only possible at Disney. To the delight of fans, Chapek confirmed ambitious plans to create the most experiential concept ever in an immersive Star Wars-themed hotel at Walt Disney World Resort. Dedicated entirely to the galaxy of Star Wars, it will be a one-of-a-kind experience where a luxury resort meets a multi-day adventure in a galaxy far, far away.

Adding to the immersive resort hotel slate, Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel at Disneyland Paris will transport guests to the action-packed world of Super Heroes, including Iron Man, The Avengers, Spider-Man and more. Guests will be able to explore the Marvel Universe through its comic art, films, Super Hero costumes and more, displayed in the style of a contemporary art gallery.

Leading up to the July 17 opening of Copper Creek Villas & Cabins, Chapek also announced the proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney Riviera Resort, coming to Walt Disney World Resort near Epcot.

Seamless Transportation Options

Completing the immersion so guests never have to leave the story while on a Disney vacation, Chapek announced plans that will make getting around Walt Disney World Resort even more fun. An all-new Minnie Van service will provide a point-to-point transportation service in a way that only Disney can do, giving guests an even more seamless resort vacation from start to finish.

Additionally, a whole new transportation system called Disney Skyliner will give guests a birds-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort. This brand new system will connect Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts, as well as the proposed new Disney Riviera Resort, with Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot.

Honoring the Heritage of Disney Parks

In a memorable tribute to the legacy of beloved attractions, entertainment and characters, fans enjoyed a special one-time-only performance of entertainment numbers from Disney Parks

through the years. Following the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade, Chapek hinted there are even more fan favorites in store from Disney Parks’ storied past.

 

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About Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts are where dreams come true. More than sixty years ago, Walt Disney created a new kind of entertainment families could experience together, immersed in detailed atmospheres and vibrant storytelling. His vision now includes a collection of six of the world’s leading family vacation destinations – Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif.; Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Tokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan; Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France; Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, located on Lantau Island; and Shanghai Disney Resort, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China. In addition, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts includes the world-class Disney Cruise Line; Disney Vacation Club; Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa; Adventures by Disney, a guided group vacation experience to some of the world’s most popular destinations; and Walt Disney Imagineering, which creates and designs all Disney parks, resorts and attractions.

 

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New Snack Service Adds Character to the Usual Refreshments

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-07-15 20:38
The Walt Disney World resort has introduced a new snack service at its Golf Courses:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... At our Palm, Magnolia, and Oak Trail courses, you’ll see refreshment carts with designs inspired by Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, and at the Lake Buena Vista course there’ll be a Mickey-inspired cart.

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The character-themed refreshment carts are a result of Disney Golf’s ongoing efforts to continually explore fun ways to enhance the overall guest experience during play. As a result, in addition to the roving Disney-themed carts, the courses will each have fixed food & beverage outlets at the course.
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New Snack Service Adds Character to the Usual Refreshments

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-07-15 20:38
The Walt Disney World resort has introduced a new snack service at its Golf Courses:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... At our Palm, Magnolia, and Oak Trail courses, you’ll see refreshment carts with designs inspired by Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, and at the Lake Buena Vista course there’ll be a Mickey-inspired cart.

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The character-themed refreshment carts are a result of Disney Golf’s ongoing efforts to continually explore fun ways to enhance the overall guest experience during play. As a result, in addition to the roving Disney-themed carts, the courses will each have fixed food & beverage outlets at the course.
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