Walt Disney World Announces Toy Story Land to Open June 30, 2018

Walt Disney World Announces Toy Story Land to Open June 30, 2018

We’ve been waiting for an exact date, and Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” parent company Walt Disney World announced the official opening date of Toy Story Land will be June 30, 2018.

Inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story films, guests who enter Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will feel like they have shrunk to the size of a toy as Woody, Jessie, Buzz, Slinky Dog, the Aliens, Green Army Men and other fun-loving Toy Story characters come to life in the larger-than-life outdoor setting of Andy’s backyard.

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Breaking: Walt Disney World Raises Ticket, Pass, and Parking Prices Effective Feb 11, 2018

Walt Disney World - Fireworks during the day at Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World announced it is raising the prices of daily tickets, as well as annual passes and parking fees, effective Sunday, February 11, 2018.

The cost increase on one-day one-park tickets will vary according to season and park, going up as much as $7 a ticket.

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Aquatica Orlando Offers Ray Rush Construction Update

Ray Rush is a brand new attraction coming to Aquatica Orlando

Ray Rush is a brand new attraction coming to Aquatica Orlando this spring, and the water park has given us an update on the construction progress.

Construction crews have been onsite for the past several weeks, demolition of HooRoo Run is complete, and they have officially broken ground on the new attraction.

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LEGOLAND Florida Announces New Annual Pass Options #BuiltForKids

LEGOLAND Florida Announces New Annual Pass Options

LEGOLAND Florida has announced they are now offering four annual pass options, starting at $99.99, and each type has zero blackout dates.

Plus, guests who purchase the Awesome, Awesomer and Awesomest Annual Pass will receive an all-new, exclusive lanyard indicating their pass member status.

Here are all the details on the new passes:

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Walt Disney World Gives Update on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Walt Disney World Gives Update on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

During the Dec 16 special event, Star Wars: Galactic Nights, Walt Disney World revealed more details on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge which will open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019.

Walt Disney Imagineers Scott Trowbridge, Robin Reardon and Chris Beatty, along with Doug Chiang from Lucasfilm told a packed audience they were working hard to get the details right.

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New Cirque du Soleil Show to Replace La Nouba at Disney Springs

New Cirque du Soleil Show to Replace La Nouba at Disney Springs

Earlier this year it was announced Cirque du Soleil‘s “La Nouba” would close at Disney Springs at the end of this year, and it’s been revealed what will be replacing it.

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will re-team for an entirely new show developed just for Walt Disney World.

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Flights of Wonder to Close at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Flights of Wonder to Close at Disney's Animal Kingdom - owl flying

To make room for the previously announced “UP” show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Flights of Wonder will close on December 31, 2017.

This 25-minute show, performed several times a day, features more than 20 species of free-flying exotic birds, including Harris hawks, Barbary falcons, macaws, ibis and yellow-naped Amazon parrots.

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New Show Based on Disney*Pixar’s ‘UP’ Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Walt Disney World has announced an all-new show coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Spring 2018 featuring Russell and Dug from Disney•Pixar’s “UP.”

Walt Disney World has announced an all-new show coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Spring 2018 featuring Russell and Dug from Disney•Pixar’s “UP.”

Beginning just in time for the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom next year, this new experience will offer guests the chance to see Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug as they discover species of birds from around the world in their newest adventure at the Caravan Theater in Anandapur village.

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Out and About: IAAPA 2015 in Review

One of the biggest events I cover in Orlando every year is the IAAPA convention at the Orange County Convention Center, and this year was no exception.

IAAPA convention at the Orange County Convention Center

The first two days are heavy with press events, touting the latest rides and attractions. Then the last two days are just walking the floor finding things of interest, and trying all the great food offerings – think carnival food and quick eats.

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