Wednesday, 30 September 2015

No More Downtown Disney... Disney Srpings is Official!

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Of the last few months, Downtown Disney signage has slowly been replaced with 'Disney Springs' and as of yesterday, Disney officially announced that the new name change to 'Disney Springs' is now official.

The new impressive website also went live to co-inside with the launch.

Some impressive new restaurants, shops and a complete new look to the old area that was, Downtown Disney.

It's even changed on Google Maps!


Thursday, 11 June 2015

Disney Looking at Tiered Ticketing Prices...

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Theme Park Insider reports that Disney has been sending out surveys to annual pass holders detailing a tiered ticketing system.  Gold, Silver & Bronze level of tickets for peak & off peak days of the year for one-day, one-park.  Nothing has been officially announced by Disney and already people have been voicing & writing their concerns over the intertubes!

I'm not sure how Disney would introduce this with annual pass holders & the multiday tickets that are purchased in advance.  There's a combination of headaches for Disney if they do so we'll just have to wait & see what happens.

Has anyone received a survey?  What's your view?


Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Star Wars comes to Madame Tussauds - London (Video)

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With the opening of Madame Tussauds in Orlando next month... lets hope this eventually makes it to the exhibition!

Opening Saturday May 16th - London


Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Epcot Flower & Garden 2015...

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Epcot's 22nd Flower & Garden starts today and runs through until May 17th.

New features include Anna and Elsa topiaries and some new characters dotted around the park.

Kids will love the Living Desert Road Rally with Mater and Lightning McQueen topiaries and the Mike & Sulley’s Monstrous Garden.

There is also 11 Outdoor kitchens for you to sample foods from all around the world.  The new Botanas Botanico features Cachapas with Farmer’s Cheese, a Seafood Ceviche and a fruity La Tizana punch that can become an adult beverage with a splash of Santa Teresa RHUM Liqueur.
Ten new specialty gardens including a pepper garden, health garden of healing herbs, Shakespeare garden and dinosaur plant gardens may inspire your green thumb.

Weekends see live music with Garden Rocks concert series.


King Kong Coming Back to Universal Orlando...

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In the recent 2014 Q4 Comcast earnings call, CFO Michael Angelakis stated that investment continues in Universal Hollywood with Harry Potter and Fast & Furious and with King Kong attraction at Universal Orlando.

'Kongfrontation' opened in 1990 along with Jaws ride and closed in 2002. 

Looking forward to this making a return with all the modern day tech that can be thrown at it :)


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Universal Orlando Increase Prices..

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Universal Orlando have increased their one day ticket prices from $96 to $102, Adults, & $97 up from $90 for children.

One-day park to park admission costs $147, up from $136. For kids, it costs $142, up from $130. The park-to-park ticket is required to ride the Hogwarts Express train that opened last year linking Harry Potter lands at Universal's two theme parks.


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Disney Raise Ticket Prices For 2015...

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Disney have recently raised their one day ticket prices for Walt Disney Land in California & Disney World in Florida.

A one day ticket to Disney Land is now $99 up from $96 & Disney World is $105 up from $99.

These hikes continue year on year as the ever expanding parks grow.

To be honest.. In the ten years we have been to Disney World we have only ever bought a 'one day ticket' as the combo tickets are way, way cheaper... and now look even cheaper with this recent increase!