Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Disney pic Updates 1.28.13

A quick look around what's happening at Disney.

Last week,  Disney started removing lights on Cinderellas castle. the lights were put up in mid September

A quick peek at the construction progress of the Seven Dwarfs mine train in the New Fantasyland, more track being put on.

As mentioned, a few weeks ago the Main St Bakery has closed to be transformed into a Starbucks opening later this year. TommrowLand Terrace is open to serve a small selection of breakfast items (sample below). Sleepy Hollow at Liberty Square may look closed but it is open!

A quick look at a dry, Splash Mountain (will re-open later this year):

Jumping over to Epcot, Habit Heroes has re-opened last week after being closed last year because of this. Vid of Habit Heroes exhibit 2012:



The exhibit reopened with the same theme (helps kids defeat unhealthy habits) with different characters and also reversed the order in which you entered and exited the attraction. Most of the activities are pretty much the same from last year's  If you have enough energy after walking around the world make sure you check it out. It is directly behind Electric Umbrella in Innoventions. There is an optional scavenger hunt offered after the exhibit and everyone gets a free Habit Heroes band.


Valentines Day is around the corner. Magic Kingdom will be center stage of the next Limited time Magic "true love week" check out the links tab above.
Disney changing up the designs of their paper plates. Goodbye to Let the memories begin plates.

Finally, AK can be added to the list of new map design.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ready for Mardi Gras 2013?


Universal Mardi Gras starts in just a few weeks! Saturdays and select nights starting Feb 9th. Mardi Gras parade, live concert, musicians direct from New Orleans, authentic cajun cuisine, street performers and beads! 

The line-up for this years live concerts at the Music Plaza stage:


  • FEB  9  -  LIFEHOUSE
  • FEB  16  -  STEVE MILLER BAND
  • FEB  17  -  BOYS LIKE GIRLS
  • FEB  23  -  TREY SONGZ
  • MARCH  2  -  DEMI LOVATO
  • MARCH  9  -  MONTGOMERY GENTRY
  • MARCH  15  -  SEAN KINGSTON
  • MARCH  16  -  MATCHBOX TWENTY
  • MARCH  22  -  AUSTIN MAHONE
  • MARCH  23  -  PHILLIP PHILLIPS
  • MARCH  30  -  PAT BENATAR & NEIL GERALDO
  • APR  6  -  KOOL & THE GANG
  • APR  13  -  PITBULL
  • APR  20  -  THE ALL - AMERICAN REJECTS
Last year's Mardi Gras Parade:

Parade and Concert is included with paid admission to Universal Studios.

More details on this event in the links tab above.

Other blog post you might have missed:
--Limited Time Magic Long Lost Friends at Disney
----Pic Update 1.12.13




Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Limited Time Magic Long Lost Friends

This week at the Magic Kingdom ( Town Square ) meet long lost friends as part of Disney's Limited Time Magic.  Meet and greet with some of the classic Disney characters now through Jan 27th.

Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, Prince John, & Sheriff of Nottingham 

$crooge McDuck & Ludwig Von Drake 

Fiddler pig, Fifer pig, Practical pig & The Big Bad Wolf 

Clarabelle & Horace Horsecollar 

Jiminy Cricket, Geppetto & Pinocchio 

 The characters parade in as a group and spread to the 5 different locations. Characters will not be signing autographs, instead, each guest is given an autograph card. The characters do take breaks and do have a set time that they come out so ask a cast member!


Autograph cards: Limited Time Magic Long Lost Friends

Limited Time Magic





Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pic Updates 1.12.13

Some pics of what's happening around the parks.

At Universal Studios a quick look at the Transformers ride construction:

New Transformers merch. just arrived Monday check some of them out below.



Former Jaws area:



Work being done over near the Simpsons and International Food and Film Festival.


Late last year, the front entrance to the Mummy attraction got a quick make-over:

And, a quick look at the construction wall at the entrance of WWoHP at Islands of Adventure
 ET celebrating 30

Glad to see the video screens at CityWalk back again.
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At Disney, Epcot preparing  for the Flower and Garden Festival (march 6th) The playground for kids in the Rose Garden is being set-up.
A new THINK exhibit near the front entrance of Innoventions west opened just a few days ago.

New bakery opened up at the France pavilion. The new bakery is larger with more seating and is located just behind the old one.  It is open for breakfast when the park opens at 9. The rest of World showcase will continue to open at 11.




This whole week through Sat. meet Donald Daisy Chip and Dale at Canada as part of the Limited Time Magic. Can't tell from this pic but the vid shows the snow falling.
Video meet and greet:

Looks like Disney is continuing to add more of the scanners to the front of the parks


 At DHS. lights are slowly coming down as most of the WDW resorts and other theme parks have been for the last week.
Splash Mountain closed for refurb


Disney replaced guidemaps with new ones in the New Year. MK maps have Belle at the front and DHS of the Star Tours attraction. Kodak has been replaced with Disney Photo pass on the back of the maps and My Disney Experience app details on the inside fold.
A quick look at the Rapunzel area beyond Small World.... Looking good
Finally, the Main St Bakery has now closed to be transformed into a Starbucks opening later this year. A sign posted on the windows pointing guest to the Terrace for breakfast which offers a small selection of breakfast items.


Calendar Tab above has been updated with upcoming events. Heading to the parks soon? Double check ride closures/hours on each parks website ( links tab above)



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