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The Magic Of Disney Parks Storytelling: The Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror At Disney California Adventure Park

You may have heard that Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will grand open on May 28 – and in honor of this milestone, the Seven Dwarfs are looking to add another Disney character to their mining team.
Starting today, each of the Seven Dwarfs will sponsor a Disney animated character (or parks-inspired character) in the Miners Wanted Challenge on Facebook. You can visit the Walt Disney World Facebook page to vote on which character represents each Dwarf in future challenges. The characters (which include Mickey Mouse, Elsa, Maleficent and Figment) will then compete in challenges based on different qualities miners need. The more you vote throughout the month of May, the more gems a character will acquire. The more gems a character has, the further he or she will advance in the game.
The fun begins Tuesday on the Walt Disney World Facebook page. You can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #MinersWanted.
Vote For browse Your Favorite Disney Character In The #MinersWanted Challenge by Jennifer Fickley-Baker: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog

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Of course, Mickey and Minnie were also there to help celebrate the opening. The opening ceremony was hosted by the Hollywood Tower Hotel bellhop (nicknamed “Buddy”) you may remember from many of the television commercials created for the attraction in 2004. He was joined during the ceremony by Rod Serling’s wife, Carol Serling, who told the audience how thrilled her late husband would be with the attraction. She then invited everyone to “step into a ‘lost episode’ of ‘The Twilight Zone.’” Looking back, “the time is (still) now, on an evening very much like the one we’ve just witnessed. We invite you, if you dare, to step aboard. This elevator travels directly to … ” The Twilight Zone® is a registered trademark of CBS, Inc. and used with permission pursuant to a license with CBS, Inc.
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New Expansions Coming To Walt Disney World | Theme Parks – Wesh Home

Guests will see Tony and Emmy-award nominated narrators, including Viola Davis, David Alan Grier and Joe Morton from “Scandal.” Harambe Nights will take place on Saturdays beginning on June 7 and going through Aug. 9. There will also be a “Harambi Night” street party with dancing characters, food and beverages. Animal Kingdom will be offering a nighttime spectacular called “Rivers of Light.” Guests will experience live music, floating lanterns, water screens and a swirling imagery of animals on Discovery River. There will also be live performers on Discovery Island around the Tree of Life as well as a nighttime version of the Kilimanjaro Safari. Downtown Disney A major expansion is coming to Downtown Disney. There will be more than twice as many shops and restaurants. Downtown Disney is being re-named to Disney Springs. Next year is the predicted opening date to the landing, which is the first element of the new shopping, dining and entertainment neighborhood. BIGGESTANNOUNCEMENT: Pandora Earlier this year, Disney broke land to create a new land based on James Cameron’s film, “Avatar.” Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resort, felt this would really give guests an entirely new kind of experience. “One of the things guests tell us they love the most about our parks is their ability to step into amazing worlds that otherwise only exist in our imaginations or on films,” Staggs said. According to Staggs, Pandora will be the perfect addition to Animal Kingdom. He said, “Pandora is one of the most elaborate and captivating worlds ever caught on film. It celebrates the connections between nature and living things.” Pandora will allow guests to take in all the aspects of “Avatar,” including a ride on a Banshee. “In my wildest imagination growing up, I don’t think I could have ever imagined a day when something I created would live inside a Disney theme park.
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New Expansions Coming To Walt Disney World | Theme Parks – Wesh Home

Guests will see Tony and Emmy-award nominated narrators, including Viola Davis, David Alan Grier and Joe Morton from “Scandal.” Harambe Nights will take place on Saturdays beginning on June 7 and going through Aug. 9. There will also be a “Harambi Night” street party with dancing characters, food and beverages. Animal Kingdom will be offering a nighttime spectacular called “Rivers of Light.” Guests will experience live music, floating lanterns, water screens and a swirling imagery of animals on Discovery River. There will also be live performers on Discovery Island around the Tree of Life as well as a nighttime version of the Kilimanjaro Safari. Downtown Disney A major expansion is coming to Downtown Disney. There will be more than twice as many shops and restaurants. Downtown Disney is being re-named to Disney Springs. Next year is the predicted opening date to the landing, which is the first element of the new shopping, dining and entertainment neighborhood. BIGGESTANNOUNCEMENT: Pandora Earlier this year, Disney broke land to create a new land based on James Cameron’s film, “Avatar.” Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resort, felt this would really give guests an entirely new kind of experience. “One of the things guests tell us they love the most about our parks is their ability to step into amazing worlds that otherwise only exist in our imaginations or on films,” Staggs said. According to Staggs, Pandora will be the perfect addition to Animal Kingdom. He said, “Pandora is one of the most elaborate and captivating worlds ever caught on film. It celebrates the connections between nature and living things.” Pandora will allow guests to take in all the aspects of “Avatar,” including a ride on a Banshee. “In my wildest imagination growing up, I don’t think I could have ever imagined a day when something I created would live inside a Disney theme park.
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New Expansions Coming To Walt Disney World | Theme Parks – Wesh Home

Guests will see Tony and Emmy-award nominated narrators, including Viola Davis, David Alan Grier and Joe Morton from “Scandal.” Harambe Nights will take place on Saturdays beginning on June 7 and going through Aug. 9. There will also be a “Harambi Night” street party with dancing characters, food and beverages. Animal Kingdom will be offering a nighttime spectacular called “Rivers of Light.” Guests will experience live music, floating lanterns, water screens and a swirling imagery of animals on Discovery River. There will also be live performers on Discovery Island around the Tree of Life as well as a nighttime version of the Kilimanjaro Safari. Downtown Disney A major expansion is coming to Downtown Disney. There will be more than twice as many shops and restaurants. Downtown Disney is being re-named to Disney Springs. Next year is the predicted opening date to the landing, which is the first element of the new shopping, dining and entertainment neighborhood. BIGGESTANNOUNCEMENT: Pandora Earlier this year, Disney broke land to create a new land based on James Cameron’s film, “Avatar.” Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resort, felt this would really give guests an entirely new kind of experience. “One of the things guests tell us they love the most about our parks is their ability to step into amazing worlds that otherwise only exist in our imaginations or on films,” Staggs said. According to Staggs, Pandora will be the perfect addition to Animal Kingdom. He said, “Pandora is one of the most elaborate and captivating worlds ever caught on film. It celebrates the connections between nature and living things.” Pandora will allow guests to take in all the aspects of “Avatar,” including a ride on a Banshee. “In my wildest imagination growing up, I don’t think I could have ever imagined a day when something I created would live inside a Disney theme park.
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New Expansions Coming To Walt Disney World | Theme Parks – Wesh Home

Guests will see Tony and Emmy-award nominated narrators, including Viola Davis, David Alan Grier and Joe Morton from “Scandal.” Harambe Nights will take place on Saturdays beginning on June 7 and going through Aug. 9. There will also be a “Harambi Night” street party with dancing characters, food and beverages. Animal Kingdom will be offering a nighttime spectacular called “Rivers of Light.” Guests will experience live music, floating lanterns, water screens and a swirling imagery of animals on Discovery River. There will also be live performers on Discovery Island around the Tree of Life as well as a nighttime version of the Kilimanjaro Safari. Downtown Disney A major expansion is coming to Downtown Disney. There will be more than twice as many shops and restaurants. Downtown Disney is being re-named to Disney Springs. Next year is the predicted opening date to the landing, which is the first element of the new shopping, dining and entertainment neighborhood. BIGGESTANNOUNCEMENT: Pandora Earlier this year, Disney broke land to create a new land based on James Cameron’s film, “Avatar.” Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resort, felt this would really give guests an entirely new kind of experience. “One of the things guests tell us they love the most about our parks is their ability to step into amazing worlds that otherwise only exist in our imaginations or on films,” Staggs said. According to Staggs, Pandora will be the perfect addition to Animal Kingdom. He said, “Pandora is one of the most elaborate and captivating worlds ever caught on film. It celebrates the connections between nature and living things.” Pandora will allow guests to take in all the aspects of “Avatar,” including a ride on a Banshee. “In my wildest imagination growing up, I don’t think I could have ever imagined a day when something I created would live inside a Disney theme park.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.wesh.com/orlandomyway/orlando-theme-parks/new-expansions-coming-to-walt-disney-world/25777070

New Expansions Coming To Walt Disney World | Theme Parks – Wesh Home

Guests will see Tony and Emmy-award nominated narrators, including Viola Davis, David Alan Grier and Joe Morton from “Scandal.” Harambe Nights will take place on Saturdays beginning on June 7 and going through Aug. 9. There will also be a “Harambi Night” street party with dancing characters, food and beverages. Animal Kingdom will be offering a nighttime spectacular called “Rivers of Light.” Guests will experience live music, floating lanterns, water screens and a swirling imagery of animals on Discovery River. There will also be live performers on Discovery Island around the Tree of Life as well as a nighttime version of the Kilimanjaro Safari. Downtown Disney A major expansion is coming to Downtown Disney. There will be more than twice as many shops and restaurants. Downtown Disney is being re-named to Disney Springs. Next year is the predicted opening date to the landing, which is the first element of the new shopping, dining and entertainment neighborhood. BIGGESTANNOUNCEMENT: Pandora Earlier this year, Disney broke land to create a new land based on James Cameron’s film, “Avatar.” Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resort, felt this would really give guests an entirely new kind of experience. “One of the things guests tell us they love the most about our parks is their ability to step into amazing worlds that otherwise only exist in our imaginations or on films,” Staggs said. According to Staggs, Pandora will be the perfect addition to Animal Kingdom. He said, “Pandora is one of the most elaborate and captivating worlds ever caught on film. It celebrates the connections between nature and living things.” Pandora will allow guests to take in all the aspects of “Avatar,” including a ride on a Banshee. “In my wildest imagination growing up, I don’t think I could have ever imagined a day when something I created would live inside a Disney theme park.
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Do Not Book A Disney World Holiday Without Reviewing This!


Have you been preparing for years to take that trip to Disney World. Are your children are now at that special age where they still believe in the magic that is Disney. Have you conserved up the cash and are prepared for the journey of a lifetime.

Then you require to discover a few tricks before heading off to Disney World and losing much of your difficult made cash.

The first trick for the smart Disney tourist is to look at e-bay three weeks before the journey searching for park tickets. Never buy single day single park tickets. The park-hopper ticket is the means to go. This ticket will allow you alter parks during the days of your vacation. You can leave one park and go to another to avoid the crowds.

Get to the parks early in the day. The majority of families like to rest in and delight in a late morning meal. So even with the parks opening early in the day they are relatively vacant initially thing in the morning. Trip the park flights at the back of the park initially. It could take a while to stroll into the park however most other clients stop at the very first rides and ride those. As the park starts to fill they move to the back flights. Use this time to delight in some of the popular trips at the back of the park and conserve your fastpass tickets.

At the beginning of the day do not grab quick pass tickets, wait until the park starts to see more traffic. You need to be aware that there is a time limitation on the frequency that you can get hold of a quick pass ticket. So you can not acquire another fast pass ticket up until the designated time, this time will orlando hotel and theme park packages be on your quick pass ticket. Use these moderately to pick the option rides. While you are waiting on your fast pass ticket time delight in other locations of the parks. When you need to chance to select up your next fast pass then doing this immediately. Just at this point can you make use of the initial ticket.

Make sure that you bring a backpack with you into the park. This pack will serve you well throughout the day. You ought to pack in water, and drinks in quantities that are comfy to carry. This will conserve you very much throughout the day. The expense of beverages and materials inside the park walls is extravagant.

If you have 2 adults with you then you will have to team up to allow the kids to obtain signatures from the characters. Once you are 3/4 of the method to a character one of the adults requires to go to the next line to await the character while the kids get the initially signature. This will significantly enhance your time with the lines for characters.

See to it you lug a marker to position on your vehicle for the afternoon return journey. The finest marker that I have actually discovered is those that your regional sports teams have for the automobiles. Essentially everyone has seen the vehicle flag. Purchase 2 of these previous to the trip to show on your vehicle. This will make it easy to discover your vehicle in the afternoon after a hard day in the parks.

Finally, unwind and enjoy your vacation. Disney is an interesting journey for you and the kids. If things do not go specifically as prepared simply let it go and enjoy.

7 Magical Gifs From Seven Dwarfs Mine Train At New Fantasyland

To celebrate, we’re sharing a special series of GIFs featuring the attraction. To see Disney Parks come to life through more GIFs be sure to check us out on Giphy .
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It all begins with a Welcome Reception in the park’s Harambe Village, including mouth-watering appetizers and African-inspired wine and beer. Then it’s time for the ‘mane’ event!
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“Rivers of Light” Nighttime Spectacular Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

As we’ve shared here on Disney Parks Blog , Disney’s Animal Kingdom is about to undergo the largest expansion in the park’s history. Among other exciting projects, the years ahead will see the addition of all-new entertainment experiences, including a new nighttime spectacular. “Rivers of Light” promises to be an innovative show unlike anything ever seen in Disney Parks , combining live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery. The show will magically come to life on the broad, natural stage of the Discovery River, between Discovery Island and Expedition Everest , delighting our guests and truly capping off a full day of adventures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
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Top Five Experiences on the Re-imagined Disney Magic

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs joined Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on stage for the dedication. The attraction will officially open to guests on May 28.
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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Dedication at Magic Kingdom Park

Since our flagship vessel, the Disney Magic , set sail after one of the largest transformations in the cruise ship industry, her magical makeover continues to wow guests of all ages!
Marcy from the Disney Parks Moms Panel recently sailed to check out the enhancements for herself. For those of you who haven’t had the chance to do the same, you’ll definitely want to take a look at this video to see her top five can’t-miss experiences on this re-imagined ship!
If you have sailed on the re-imagined Disney Magic, which enhancement is number one for you?
Top Five Experiences on the Re-imagined Disney Magic by Jonathan Frontado: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog

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Take A Disney Vacation For You And Your Kids As Well, At A Disney Cruise

Have you ever wanted to take your children on a vacation but is unable to find a place or a kind of activity that would suit their requirements?

Having a vacation on a cruise ship will supply your family all the enjoyable and enjoyment you need on a vacation. You will take pleasure in every activity that cruise offers and cruises likewise consider their more youthful friends and families onboard.

They have programs and activities solely for children. Some cruise lines offer home entertainment for kids of all ages. They have programs and activities like, coloring, face painting, story telling, playtime for young children and other kids.

They likewise have activities that are appropriate for older children, like computer game, arcades, parties and even more.

Booking in floating resorts are among the very best means to get your kids to have a good time on their summer vacation. You may have noticed that children get tired quickly doing the exact same activity daily on their vacation.

Children are extremely active and dullness will only get them restless and will begin to explore. If you took your kids to Disneyland in the past, then you have a concept of exactly what children desire.

Walt Disney Company offers cruises for the whole household to delight in. The Disney Cruise Lines has two cruise ships, the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder.

Both of these cruise ships have most of the features and services found in other cruise lines other than that it has no gambling establishments. It is made to be friendly for the entire family.

Both ships look identical with their designs, however it has a few differences in home entertainment venues and restaurants.

Both the cruise liner’s design has actually designated areas particularly for various age. It webblog has locations for kids, young kids, teens and adults to ensure optimal enjoyment for the entire household.

The Disney Cruise Lines are the first in the industry to build a ship from the keel up specifically for household entertainment. These family cruise liners have a goal of accommodating both adults and children.

Both household travels leave from Port Canaveral, Florida in the Disney’s Art Deco terminal. They have various plans that provide a stay at Walt Disney World Resort prior to and after the cruise.

There are numerous reasons why you must take your family on a cruise with the Disney Cruise Lines. Here are a few of them:.

– They can have fun with their favored Disney cartoon character.

– It has fantastic children programs.

– It has actually locations particularly constructed for children and teenagers.

– There is a variety of entertainment every single night.

– The flexibility of the plan can integrate theme park bundles and Disney cruises.

Nevertheless, you need to not expect that the ship would look like Toontown. The interior will look sophisticated with the Mickey Mouse character can be discovered all over the location.

The food in Disney Cruise Lines, similar to any other cruise liners, is superb. They have menus varying from official to laid-back dining. Right here are a few of the restaurants readily available in the Disney Wonder:.

– Palo Restaurant– It is an adults-only restaurant, which serves first course foods from North Italy.

– Animators Palate– This restaurant has black and white designs and paints. The cartoons on the wall will ultimately end up being colorful.

– Ice cream stations– Kids and adults alike can grab a scoop of ice cream.

– Casual Buffets– This is best for household that would wish to have quick dishes.

Like an extensive resort, children can get food and beverages all day free. However, sodas are not consisted of. Kids can have their sometimes soda if you get a soda package.

There are lots of facilities and programs in Disney Cruise Lines where you and your household can take pleasure in. They have swimming pools for grownups, for the whole family, as well as an exclusive pool for kids. They also have films that you can take pleasure in seeing while you are in the swimming pool.

The programs for children are limitless. Your children will be impressed on what they will find on every corner of the Disney Cruise ships. Below are some examples of activities for children of particular age:.

Oceaneer Club– This activity is for kids aged 3-7 years old. They can dress up as a pirate or a brave captain and play with cartoon characters of Disney that will check out.

Teens-only Getaway– This room has lots of activities that teenagers will delight in. It has a lounge area, net connection, DVD’s, games, and more. Teens can also take up unique programs like photography or videography.

Castaway Cay– Teens can go on an adventure with biking, kayaking, and snorkeling. You must sign up quickly for this activity for it offers quickly.

You can enjoy even more home entertainments with your household in Disney Cruise Lines. It has theaters that can accommodate more than 900 individuals and more.

Think about booking in Disney Cruise Lines when you are planning to spend your vacation with your household.

Sea Rescue Returns With Special Episode Commemorating Seaworld’s 50th Anniversary


Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs air nationally on ABC on Saturday mornings during the Litton’s Weekend Adventure block and are among the most popular Saturday morning shows. They are part of the #1 rated block on Saturday mornings and are consistently rated #1 in the top ten U.S. markets including the four largest: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia.
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This environment allowed the researchers to record and analyze the calls made by individual whales over a five-year period. Learning whether social association affects the calls of killer whales sheds important light on how wild populations of whales interact. Scientists still don’t know if and how populations of killer whales can merge. The data from this study give clues about how that might occur.
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On Sea Rescue when a family on a boat trip in Florida discovers a newborn dolphin, his prospects don’t look good. But with round-the-clock care from the SeaWorld team, Turner the dolphin ends up fulfilling a vital role in the U.S Navy.
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“Sea Rescue” and “The Wildlife Docs” are New This Weekend!

Then, a monsoon blows a flock of pelicans off course, causing them to land in the scorching Arizona desert and even a crowded public swimming pool. On The Wildlife Docs when a baby kangaroo’s mother is no longer able to care for him, Busch Gardens’ dedicated animal care team steps in to raise him by hand. Then, see what happens a little over a year after Rukyah, the youngest of three Malayan tigers, is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease.
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“Sea Rescue” and “The Wildlife Docs” are New This Weekend!

This special episode looks back on some of the most inspiring sea rescues during this time, including the amazing tale of JJ the Whale and the heartwarming saga of Little Joe the Manatee. The Wildlife Docs also returns this weekend to take viewers behind the scenes with an elite team of veterinarians, technicians and trainers as they care for the more than 12,000 exotic animals that live in Busch Gardens Tampa. This week you will go behind the scenes with the five Asian elephants that reside at the park; watch as animal care specialists train three hippos behaviors to help the Wildlife Docs give checkups; and visit with a baby rhino and its mother on the park’s Serengeti Plain. Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs air nationally on ABC on Saturday mornings during the Litton’s Weekend Adventure block and are among the most popular Saturday morning shows.
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