Category: Parks, Resorts, Dining, and Cruises

More Viewing Space Coming for Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular

Currently Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away show is being refurbished til June 16. When it returns it should be swapped from using the permanent stage they’ve been using to use mobile stages. These will be set up in the morning and removed after the last showing to provide more space for people to view Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular and Disney Movie Magic shows in the evenings (or well any other night time show they decide to put over there).

#Disney
#StarWars
#StarWarsAGalacticSpectacular
#StarWarsAGalaxyFarFarAway
#HollywoodStudios

Read More

Pandora: The World of Avator

Wow, has it been awhile as work got crazy busy and I also got married, but I’m back with some Disney information. Biggest news first is that over the Memorial Day Weekend Pandora: The World of Avatar had it’s grand opening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I was there on May 27 and will give you the rundown below. Suffice it to say the area is absolutely amazing and Flight of Passage is pushing hard to nudge out my all time favorite The Tower of Terror as my favorite attraction.

#Disney
#Pandora
#AnimalKingdom
#News

Read More

DDP Price Increase, Purple is the New Black, Star Wars, Animal Kingdom, and More

First up, Disney Dining Plan fans, effective today all dining plans recieved a 3% price increase (approximately $3 a person). Now of course if you are optimizing your points for your meals and snacks you will still save in the long run, however, you’ll spend more to get the plan than you used to. The plan specifics would not change.

#Disney
#News
#DisneyDiningPlan
#StarWars
#TheForceAwakens
#DisneyInfinity
#DisneyAnimalKingdom
#RiversOfLight
#PurpleIsTheNewBlack
#MagicBands
#FoodAllergies
#StitchsHome

Read More

Tiered Ticket Pricing and More

Every year for the last several years, Disney has had a price increase. One of the things that has popped up in the speculation for the last few years was whether the increase would incorporate a tiered price level similar to how the tier resort rooms. Well this year, the mouse has jumped tickets into the tiered bandwagon. Starting yesterday February 28, one day tickets are broken into the tiers: peak, value, and regular. Each month will be split among days having each type, with the amount of each being determined by the expected traffic. IE: Expect say July to have more Peak days than say September. The prices are $97, $102, and $114 respectively for Epcot, Hollyood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. Magic Kingdom still runs higher at $105, $110, and $124. Note: when I say each type means it may have a type or it may not. The aforementioned July has 0 value days allocated. You also now have to select what day you’ll be going to purchase a one-day ticket. Tickets also have expiration date currently of December 31, 2017. The catch is your ticket is valid for that “season” or any tier below it. So if your plans change from say regular to a peak day, you’ll have to upgrade your ticket to get in. Note: If you use a higher tier for a lower tier day you do not get a refund of the difference. Anyone that has already bought their ticket for an upcoming trip can still use those ticket(s).

#Disney
#DisneyParks
#Tickets

Read More

News Round Up For January 18

Wow, it’s been a while, but my day jobs big project that ha been eating up a lot of my free time is wrapping up. Which means news, features, memes, and mor will start returning to a more regular schedule. Anyway onto the news! First up is Hollywood Studios where Kylo Ren will be taking the place of Darth Vader meet and greet at th Launch Bay. Also at the Studios there are several closures announced connected to the coming expansions. The Earful Tower will be coming down at a so far to be announced date. The Tower has been an icon of the park since it first opened, really being the logo for years till the Sorceror’s Hat literally took center stage. Lights, Motor, Action Extreme Stunt Show will turn off the engines April 2 of this year. The Show has been running for several years and was anticipated to close for the coming lands. Also closing will be Honey I Shrunk The Kids Movie Set Adventure playground, the Monsters Inc. Meet and Greet, and the Studio Catering Co. restaurant.

#Disney
#News
#HollywoodStudios
#AnimalKingdom
#Disneyland
#DisneylandParis

Read More

Christmas Week News Round Up

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and is ready for the holidays. It’s been crazy here at Stitch’s Home busy, busy with a project on he job that does keep the lights on. Hopefully, things will settle back down here after the first o the year and I’ll get back to the regular feature schedule and more speedy news updates. However, I wanted to take a moment a talk about a few recent happening in the land of the Mouse. While I’ve yet to have a chance to see it, Congratulations to Disney and Lucafilms for decimating the box office records with The Force Awakens. Hopefully, I’ll get to see it soon, and what little I’ve heard (I’m trying to avoid spoilers) indicates the start o a great new trilogy.

#Disney
#News
#DisneySecurityChanges
#StarWars
#SymphonyInTheStars
#BigHeroSix
#Baymax
#Epcot
#HollywoodStudios
#MagicKigndom
#AnimalKingdom
#Parks
#WaltDisneyWorld

Read More

Skipper Canteen Soft Opened This Past Weekend

The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen soft opened this past weekend with it’s official grand opening on December 16. The restaurant is styled after the nearby Jungl Cruise attraction and features a hodge podge of cuisines from Asia, South America, and Africa. The menu includes steak, arenas, chocolate cake, a rice noodle bowl and more. The chocolate cake is dubbed Kungaloosh, which is a hat tip to the Adventurers Club that once operated in Downtown Disney. There are also speciality drinks of the non-alcoholic variety.

#Disney
#News
#Dining
#MagicKingdom
#TheJungleCruise
#TheSkipperCanteen

Read More

Week Before Thanksgiving News Update

Tuesday afternoon led for some major excitement at All Star Movies Resort. Callers called in a bomb threat for the front desk of the resort prompting the Lobby to be evacuated and the resort to be put on lockdown. Osceola County Sherrifs and Disney Security swept the area but found nothing and sounded the all clear about an hour later. Reportedly a call came thru that sounded like a couple of teenage boys calling in to claim that Goofy had molested there son. When the Cast Member asked for their names to start getting information they reported said there was a bomb at the front desk and hung up. The Cast Member reports she heard them giggle as they disconnected. Regardless of it sounding like a prank The Sherrifs and Disney Security took the matter seriously and checked it out. Likely they are working to track down the suspects.

Yesterday a monorail being towed had a mechanical malfuntion and crashed into the Monorail Tow Vehicle. This shutdown Monorail traffic to Magic Kingdom as it was on the Express Beam. The crash occurred near the Contemporary resort. No one was hurt.

#Disney
#news
#WaltDisneyWorld

Read More

Attraction Spotlight – Toy Story Midway Mania

Probably the most popular attraction over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Toy Story Midway Mania is a family friendly good time. Opening first at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 31, 2008, and few weeks later at Disney’s California adventure on June 17, 2008, and then over at Tokyo DisneySea on July 9,2012. The gist of the attraction is that Andy has recieved a bunch of carnival style games and once he goes off the toys have gotten them out to play. The idea is to use your cars cannons to shoot the targets and try to get the high score for your half of the vehicle as you run thru the 5 mini-games. The attraction also keeps up with the hourly and daily high scores.

#Disney
#AttractionSpotlight
#HollywoodStudios
#ToyStoryMidwayMania

Read More

Animal Kingdom News – Pandora – World of AVATAR Update

As work continues over at Animal Kingdom for Pandora – The World of AVATAR (aka Avatarland as it’s been dubbed) Disney has released some information about one of it’s new attractions for the area. A family-friendly canoe ride attraction set on sacred river lit up by Pandora’s bio-luminecent plants. Guests will travel down the river seeing all sorts of plants and native wildlife to Pandora, eventually encoutering a Na’vi Shaman, who will send out positive enery into the jungle with her music. It will be called Na’vi River Journey, and is slated to open with the new land in 2017.

#Disney
#News
#PandoraTheWorldofAVATAR
#NaviRiverJouney
#Attractions

Read More

Animal Kingdom News

Hello one and all! I know I’ve not posted anything for several days but I was off visiting the land of the Mouse. While I was at Animal Kingdom I got a peek at the construction going on for the “Rivers of Light” show being built between Discovery Island and Expedition Everest. But to me, what I found out riding the Kilimanjaro Safari’s was even more exciting. They are finishing up a new area on the safari for a a brand new animal. According to the driver it will be joining the Safari in the relatively near future. The new animal will be Hyenas. They be out in the part of the safari where the giraffes wander, though in their own area like they do with the lions.

#Disney
#News
#AnimalKingdom
#KilimanjaroSafaris

Read More

runDisney 2016-2017 Schedule Released

Disney has released it’s 2016 calendar of of runDisney races. Returning favorites like the Wine & Dine Half Marathon, the Disneyland Half Marathon, and the Walt Disney World Marathon are joined by Star Wars races in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. The photo above is from runDisney and lists the race dates as well as when the events go on sale Keep in mind Passholders and DVC usually get early access to races. Also keep in mind these can go fast. Race links below. NOTE: Several of the 2016 races have been open for registration and some or all events are filled, you may still have a chance at those running for a charity or thru a travel group.

#Disney
#News
#runDisney

Read More
Loading

Categories