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Trip Report November 2016 – Day 4

Day 4 started out with a morning in Hollywood Studios.  Fearing a re-imagineering of the Great Movie Ride, it was a high priority for this trip.  “Lasts” have become a common theme for our recent trips, but thankfully “firsts” have started to fill in some of those gaps. We also saw Voyage of the Little…
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Trip Report November 2016 – Day 2

Our first day in the parks was one I worked hard to prepare for.  On paper it was just a morning in Epcot with a lunch at Garden Grill.  In practice it was the shining glory of a chipmunk toddler. Since the Garden Rooms at the Boardwalk are not located near the Innkeepers Club Lounge…
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Trip Report January 2016 – Day 7

After years upon years of stressful last days we finally got smart and did not buy park tickets for our check-out day.  That meant that day 7 would be our last day in the parks and we had a long list of things we wanted to do again or missed the chance to do earlier.…
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Trip Report January 2016 – Day 3

Dreams do come true.  Day 3 in Hollywood Studios brought us back to our favorite ride, the Tower of Terror.  I haven’t ridden it since March 2014, which is far too long.  But I’m jumping ahead… This morning was the most on time we’ve been in years.  In 17 minutes we drove from the Grand…
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Memories of the Osborne Lights

January 3, 2016 marks the last day the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights will run in Hollywood Studios.  [Since I originally wrote this, Disney extended the run to January 6.  Park hours at Hollywood Studios have also been regularly extended to help accommodate the large crowds that have come to bid the Lights adieu.] …
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Merry and Bright Dessert Party for Osborne Lights

2015 marks the last year the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights illuminates Hollywood Studios. When the Merry and Bright Dessert Party was announced, we knew this would be a convenient and leisurely way to enjoy the Osborne Lights. This is my review of the Merry and Bright Dessert Party with photos and comments. The…
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Joy and Sadness in Epcot

Indoor Walt Disney World Character Meet and Greets

Visiting Walt Disney World in Florida is usually an adventure dealing with weather. Whether it’s 95 degrees and humid, raining buckets, or cold enough to frost the windows, you may search out indoor activities. I prefer indoor character meet and greets not just for the character experience itself, but also for the more comfortable queue.…
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Is Cars Land Coming to Florida?

A reliable source, with ties to Walt Disney Imagineering and other major theme park design groups in central Florida, has hinted that Disney will be bringing the well-received Cars Land from the Disneyland Resort to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. This would not be surprising, since a major figurehead…
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Fantasyland Model on Display at Hollywood Studios

Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World can now check out the scale model of the new Fantasyland. So far, it’s only been seen in photos, or by people attending a few special events. But now, it’s being installed at One Man’s Dream – the walk-thru attraction at the Studios which showcases Walt’s…
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Disney Junior Replacing Playhouse Disney

Disney has announced that the replacement for “Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage!” will open earlier than expected. The new show, called “Disney Junior – Live on Stage!” will open on March 4 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This new multi-platform brand, Disney Junior, will offer a lively new show. Fans of “Playhouse Disney – Live…
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Phineas and Ferb Meet-n-Play Experience Coming Soon

Guests will be able to take part in an energetic and fun-filled meet-and-play experience with Phineas & Ferb at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (scheduled to begin in May). Phineas and Ferb – from the popular television show of the same name – “know what they’re gonna do today”…they are going to make a movie all about…
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Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Begins Today

A new parade debuts today at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which celebrates everyone’s favorite Pixar characters in a fun, newly reimagined parade! This high energy parade makes its way down Hollywood Boulevard and features stars from the Disney•Pixar films “The Incredibles,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Ratatouille,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Up,” and “Toy Story” as well as colorful, energetic…
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New Stage Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Today marked the premiere performance of a new stage show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. “Disney Channel Rocks!” is a 15-minute song and dance show performed in front of the Sorcerer’s Hat. It replaced the “High School Musical” show that played in the same location until recently. The new show is a high energy production with…
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Star Tours II 3D Details

Tom Fitzgerald, Executive VP & Senior Creative Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, posted an article on the official Disney Parks Blog yesterday offering some details about the upcoming Star Tours II 3D. The attraction is currently undergoing a several-month overhaul at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. Along with a few photos of the…
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Block Party Bash is Being Replaced

Block Party Bash, the current Pixar-themed parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will see its final run on January 1, 2010. A new parade – “Pixar Pals Cavalcade” – is set to replace it beginning January 16, and will feature such Pixar characters as Remy and Emile from “Ratatouille” and Carl and Russell from “Up”.

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