Tag: Disney Resorts
One or more photos or video includes a resort on Disney property.
Photos taken in February, 2017. The all-new Epcot International Festival of the Arts continues and preparations get underway for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, the NFL Super Bowl champion is saluted at Magic Kingdom, Rivers of Light debuts at Animal Kingdom and lots of other stuff around the “World.”
I was invited to visit Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder to see Frozen: A Musical Spectacular, to have lunch in the new Tiana’s Place, and to take a tour of the ship. (Except for tolls and gas, Disney Cruise Line issued me and a guest Media credentials and covered all of the expenses of the visit.) The ship is as impressive as its twin, Disney Magic that I toured last year. The show is broadway-caliber with a good cast, with very impressive special effects and an on-stage costume change that got a round of applause. Tiana’s Place (the restaurant) is drawn from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, down to the menu — with top-notch service and a live jazz band (introduced by Tiana, of course). Like last year’s tour of Disney Magic at Port Canaveral, in addition to the ship, I got a nice photo of NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building at neighboring Kennedy Space Center. With the rest of the media, was escorted off the ship before its sailing that afternoon.
Photos taken in January, 2017. A New Year! Photos from all around Walt Disney World: holiday decor for the first week or so, a walk around Disney’s All Star Sports Resort, the all-new Epcot International Festival of the Arts, a tribute to the passing of Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is again Disney’s Hollywood Studios nightly fireworks show, lots of animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the new look to the Characters in Flight Balloon at Disney Springs, Planet Hollywood Observatory opened at Disney Springs and more. And, oh yeah, the NFL Pro Bowl came to Orlando for the first time and ESPN Wide World of Sports, Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs all hosted related events.
Photos taken in December, 2016. Photos from all around Walt Disney World” holiday decor, shows, more Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios which is rejoined by Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, more Star Wars stuff too, while over at Epcot, Spaceship Earth is briefly turned into the Death Star, more Candlelight Processionals, and….finally, New Year’s Eve at Epcot.
On November 18-20, 2016, I attended the 2016 D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures Event at Walt Disney World with Press Credentials. A good deal of news was released at the event, and I had the opportunity to interview Disney Imagineering Legends Marty Sklar and Tony Baxter, as well as a number of other folks.
On November 15-16, 2016, I attended the Walt Disney World Press Event, “Unwrap the Magic” which showcased the Holiday offerings around the Resort. Nearly one full day was devoted to all of the new offerings at Disney Springs, including the new nighttime entertainment: “Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration” featuring 300 Shooting Star show drones equipped with LED lights capable of numerous color combinations flying over Village Lake synchronized with holiday music and narration.