In this episode we have a grab-bag of random topics. Daniel talks about his trip to Knotts Berry Farm, Tommy and Chris tell us how the Magic Bands at Walt Disney World work, and we also talk about the new Legends of Frontierland game at Disneyland. We also weigh in on the Club 33/New Orleans controversy.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the classic Disney film, The Lion King. Disney’s Animal Kingdom presents, Harambe Nights. A hard ticket event that includes a nighttime party, food, and a brand new concert, The Lion King – Concert in the Wild being shown in the all new Harambe Theatre.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is getting ready to undergo the largest expansion in the parks history. One of the new projects include, “Rivers of Light” a new nighttime spectacular. Reminiscent to World of Color from Disney’s California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, this show will combine live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery, and promises to be a innovative show unlike anything ever seen at a Disney park. The show will come to life on the broad, natural stage of the Discovery River, between Discovery Island and Expedition Everest.
Take a look at the just released Concept Art.
Walt Disney World Resort President George Kalogridis announced that the iconic Polynesian Resort will undergo a complete re-imagining. Part of this includes a name change. Disney’s Polynesian Resort will become, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, which is the name of the resort when it first opened in 1971. [Read more…]
Following up on yesterdays story, Disney released a video of what they called a full ride through of the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train located in the, “New Fantasyland” at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando Florda. I called it a semi ride through as it was clear that it’s wasn’t the full ride.
Orlando Attractions Magazine has provided the actual FULL ride through experience with perspectives from the front and back row. Now that I’ve seen this I can tell the the ride seems to be faster than I thought. This video does more to sell the ride to me than Disney’s version. I’m sure that the video doesn’t do it any justice but I’m looking forward to one day getting there to see it.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train open May 28, 2014 at the Magic Kingdom.
Here is the video: