Thursday, November 29, 2012

Filming has begun for Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade

For the next couple of days, Magic Kingdom will be filming its part for this years Disney Parks Christmas Day parade. It will air on ABC on Christmas. Today, crews set-up the stage, cameras and lights that will be used for filming for the next few days around Main St.

A few weeks ago, Disneyland filmed its part for the show and included performances from Back Street Boys, Toby Mack and more. Mario Lopez was the host at Disneyland.

Jennifer Hudson, Scotty McCreery, Cee Lo Green and Justin Beiber performed in last years taping.

 In 2010 Mariah Carey sang her hit Christmas song "All I want for Christmas is You":
Typically,  Friday is filming day of the performances on the different stages on Main St and The Castle stage, while Sat. is filming for the actual parade on Main St.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Weekend updates 11.18.12

Some pic updates form around the parks:

At Universal a look at both construction sites and also new walls near the Simpsons and the International Food and Film Festival area. Universal also busy getting ready for their Holiday celebration which kicks off the latest out of all the other parks. Decorations are mostly up in both parks. Seuss Landing and various streets at Universal where the parade goes through.

At SeaWorld work continues on the Antarctica attraction opening in the spring. Found large ice rock piece that might be going into the new attraction in a cleared lot across SeaWorld.

At Disney, New Fantasyland has opened for previews, new maps with the new areas are now on, along with the details of each attraction and dining areas. New billboards have also been going up around Orlando of the same picture of the Beast or Ariel for the New Fantasyland.

Epcot getting ready as Holidays around the World, which kicks off this Friday. This year, storytellers are back along with the popular candlelight processional and the joyful gospel choir singing at the fountain stage. Also, Test track cars can be heard being tested although the walls are still up. 

The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow is also in it's preview phase at Hollywood Studios. All three mentioned will officially open Dec 6th.

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Just in case this will be my last post for this week Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration 2012

Some pictures of opening night of SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration. Shows: O Wondrous Night, Christmas Miracles Shamu, Winter Wonderland on Ice, Sesame Street and Clyde and Seamore's Countdown to Christmas. Most of the shows are the same from last year. Can't speak for the Sesame Street Christmas show as it is always crowded. Seaworld suggest getting at to any of the Christmas shows at least 45 mins to an hour prior to show.

Get your pics taken inside a snow globe, back again with 2 locations this year, one at the Waterfront, and another near Shamu stadium. Santa is inside the Polar Express Experience attraction as in previous years. New this year, O Wondrous Photo. Get your pics taken with some of the animals that are featured  in the O Wondrous Night show. Frankie the camel below.


Some Entertainment around the park.

Christmas Marketplace is located in the Bayside Pathway. Opens at 5pm ( check guide map). There you will find various booths with games, ornaments, different merchandise,  food, drinks, and snacks. It's also an excellent viewing area for the fireworks and the Sea of Trees which dance at some point during the night.

Some of this year's merch.

For passholders, Here is a look at the special pin SW is selling  $8
SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration is included with paid admission and only on select nights for the rest of this year. Check out links tab for info.

See last post for videos of shows.

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