At 40 square miles, Walt Disney World is the same size as the city of San Francisco. Which makes getting around (not to mention there and back) a bit of a challenge! This week Jennifer and Sara will be sharing their best transportation tips with listeners. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a sneal peek at PassPorter News (Club 33 at WDW?!), and listener celebrations!
Posted by: PassPorter News 04/19/2017 (4 days ago)
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The Reedy Creek Improvement District (aka Walt Disney World) has released documents confirming the long-rumored Gondola system being built. The Gondola system will connect Pop Century, Art of Animation, and Caribbean Beach with Epcot and Hollywood Studios. No time frame has been announced for the project.
Orlando recently hosted the "Star Wars Celebration" event and some very interesting details emerged from the panels. The Imagineers shared that Star Wars Land at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland will feature a never-before-seen location - a remote frontier outpost - that is "an extension of the Star Wars universe." The two new attractions - including one where guests get to become part of the flight crew of the Millenium Falcon - will feature new levels of interactivity from guests. The current Star Tours attraction on both coasts will be getting a new scene from "The Last Jedi." Star Wars Land will open in 2019.
Disney's all-new Summer of Heroes kicks off May 27, 2017, when the former Tower of Terror reopens as Guardians of the Galaxy--Mission Breakout! After helping Rocket rescue his buddies from the Collector, you'll be able to bust some moves with Star-Lord and his Awesome Mix tapes in the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!
And for the first time ever, Groot will be on hand to meet Terrans; look for fellow Marvel heroes Captain America and Spider-Man, too.
Other limited-time events will include Avengers Training Initiative, where young would-be Avengers are tested by Black Widow and Hawkeye; Heroic Encounter: Black Widow--you may see her arrive in an armored Avengers vehicle; and special Marvel hero-themed food and merchandise offered throughout Hollywood Land.
The 'Frozen Summer Games' will be returning to Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World, beginning on May 26, 2017. Guests can participate in a series of activities including relay races, Ski Pole Limbo, Snow Ball Toss, and more. Kristoff and Olaf will also be on hand for meet and greets with guests!
Walt Disney World will be adding a "Club 33" location to each of its four theme parks. Very few details have been announced at this time but guests who are interested can email WDWClub33@disneyworld.com for details.
This week Jennifer and Sara are breaking down the Top Five Mistakes that guests make while touring the theme parks. (Yes - even you. Heck - even us at times!) Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a preview of PassPorter News, and listener celebrations.
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny are greeting guests at the Magic Kingdom in the Town Square character garden through April 16, 2017. Easter Sunday services will be held in the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Catholic Mass is at 8:00 am and 10:30 am and Protestant Service is at 9:00 am. And don't forget to check out the beautiful decorated chocolate Easter Eggs at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa!
Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Julie Taymor, and other remarkable contributors to the Disney legacy will be honored as official Disney Legends during D23 Expo 2017. Hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, the Disney Legends Award ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 14, in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center.