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Rise of the Resistance’s Opening Day!

 

The much-anticipated Rise of the Resistance ride will be here this week.  The experience will open on December 5th!

 

Hollywood Studios will open at 8:00 a.m. and remain open until 10:00 p.m.  This extends both its opening and closing that day by one hour giving guests a longer time to spend on the planet of Batuu!

 

 

Looking at Walt Disney’s Worlds park schedule it looks like Epcot and Animal Kingdom will both be having Extra Magic Hours on December 5th.  Hopefully this will draw crowds to those parks and give others the opportunity to experience the new Rise of the Resistance.

 

 

Disney says this new ride is a massive, multi-platform, new attraction that is unlike anything that Disney has done before!  In this ride the Resistance needs your help and hidden in the forest outside Black Spire Outpost, the Resistance is gathering recruits for a secret mission.  Your transport will be captured by an imposing First Order Star Destroyer and Kylo Ren is on board.  Resistance fighters are at the ready to help you escape.  Along the way you will come in contact with favorite Star Wars characters including Rey, Finn, BB-8 and Poe Dameron.

 

 

If you are ready to take this thrilling new adventure then contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel planner to get started planning today!

My Experience in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge!

 

It’s official! Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is here! This incredibly immersive new land is now officially open to all guests at both the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida as well as the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim California. After literally years of anticipation and waiting we can now all travel to the land planet of Batuu (the name of the planet depicted in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge) whenever we want!

 

I just returned from a Disney mega trip where I started in Walt Disney World in Florida then travel to Disneyland in California and then straight back to Walt Disney World! It was so much fun and Galaxy’s Edge was the common theme during this entire trip! When my trip began in Florida, I got to celebrate my birthday by attending a preview of Galaxy’s Edge a little over a week out from the land’s actual opening. I was in awe! Galaxy’s Edge is truly unlike anything else!

 

 

After checking in for the preview my group and I stood in front of the tunnel for a moment – the tunnel that serves as the entrance way into Galaxy’s Edge. I remember feeling in such disbelief that this was all real! I couldn’t believe that I could actually now walk through that archway! For years, I saw the very archway with scrim and boards all around it, blocking it off from guest. Now the day had finally arrived that we could actually step inside the land!

 

Once you step through the entrance tunnel the tiling and cement around you slowly fade into vibrant rock formations. The transition is seamless and so well done. You feel as though you really are stepping into a whole other planet! Disney did such an amazing job create a completely immersive experience with Galaxy’s Edge. You forget you are still in Hollywood Studios! Actually, at one point at the end of our visit in Batuu, one of the members of my group made the comment that we could head back into Hollywood Studios. We were all amazed because it is so true that this land makes you feel completely transported somewhere else. Even though you are still in Hollywood Studios, you somehow separate the two, because Galaxy’s Edge feels almost like a whole other park on its own!

 

 

During my visits to both Galaxy’s Edge in Disney World and Disneyland, I had a few different opportunities to ride the attraction here in the land, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. This ride gives you and your flight crew the chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon for yourself! What I love most about this ride is how genuine of an experience it is. You really are flying the ship! You can have an extremely successful mission based on your skills or you may crash the ship a couple of times! The ride is completely interactive!

 

Check out our new YouTube video for a taste of what this incredible attraction is like!

 

 

On December 5th at Walt Disney World and January 17th at Disneyland, the second attraction in Galaxy’s Edge will open! This second attraction will be called Rise of the Resistance. I am so excited to experience this ride! We know that this ride will actually be several different experiences all rolled into one attraction. Making this ride more like a journey rather than a ride! Disney has stated that the technology being developed in this ride will be groundbreaking! I am so ready to experience Rise of the Resistance for myself!

 

I am so happy that Galaxy’s Edge is now fully open and ready for guest enjoyment! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next Disney vacation and experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for yourself!

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge – Rise of the Resistance Opening Date Announced!

 

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is already opened out at the Disneyland Resort in California and on August 29th the brand new land will be open at Hollywood Studios. Everything in the lands will be open to experience except for one of the two main attractions.

 

One of the main attractions, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run opened in Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge opening day and that same attraction will open in Walt Disney World’s Galaxy’s Edge on their opening day. The second main attraction, Rise of the Resistance will open in both lands at a later date. For a while we didn’t know when this “later date” would be, but now we do!

 

 

Just last week Disney officially made the announcement we had all been waiting for of when the second main attraction in Galaxy’s Edge, Rise of the Resistance would open! The attraction will open at Walt Disney World on December 5th 2019! (Fun Fact: This is Walt Disney’s Birthday) And January 17th in Disneyland!

 

Rise of the Resistance will take guests on an epic, 4-part adventure through the galaxy! A ride experience like this that has multiple experiences rolled into one is going to be ground-breaking for Disney World and the entire theme park world! In this experience guests will battle Kylo Ren and maybe even get thrown into a First Order jail along the way! The experience is going to be so immersive and unique!

 

 

Now that we know these dates, this is the perfect time to contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner to start planning your next visit to the Disney Parks so you can experience all these incredible experiences for yourself!

What I am Most Excited for about Attending the Opening of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge!

 

After years of anticipation from us Disney fans the wait is about to be over! Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is opening NEXT MONTH at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida! The opening date is August 29th of this year, 2019! This brand new Star Wars themed land is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios park and will be the largest single-land expansion in theme park history!

 

 

Star Wars fans all over the world are filled with joy to now finally be able to travel into the Star Wars universe. This incredibly immersive new land will make guests feel as though they have stepped straight into the Stars Wars story themselves! Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge will feature state-of-the-art attractions, dining experiences, shopping and one of a kind immersive opportunities!

 

 

You can pilot the Millennium Falcon in Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run! You can try the iconic Blue Milk for yourself at the Canteen! You can create your own droid to take home with you. And even build your very own lightsaber!

 

 

I am so excited to announce that I will actually be in attendance on the opening day of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge! I am so excited!!! I have for years said that one day I would love to be in the Disney Parks as part of an opening day event! The mega Disney fan inside me is on cloud 9! I am so excited to be able to one day say how I was at Disney during a historic occasion such as this!

Check out our latest YouTube video to hear everything I am most excited for with this incredible experience!

 

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What I Would Do With One Day at Hollywood Studios!

“Disney Movie Magic” Celebrates Decades of Films From the Disney Family of Studios

 

Today I am excited to continue my perfect day series by sharing my perfect day at Hollywood Studios! Hollywood Studios has always held a special place in my heart. This park is a celebration of the golden age of Hollywood a place where the magic of the movies comes to life! As a movie lover who has always been fascinated by all things filmmaking, this park has always been so captivating to me!

 

 

Currently Hollywood Studios is going through a very exciting transitional time. The park has experienced many attraction closures in recent years as the park is preparing to make way for new rides, lands and experiences! August 29th Disney World’s newest themed land will open and call Hollywood Studios home, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge! This is Disney’s largest single land expansion! Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge will be home to 2 brand new state of the art rides, unique dining offerings and one of a kind immersive experiences! Next year Hollywood Studios will welcome another brand-new attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway! This attraction will be groundbreaking for the Disney parks as it will actually be the first time that Mickey and Minnie themselves are featured in a Disney Parks ride!

 

First Mickey-Themed Ride-Through Attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

 

As you can see this truly is such a momentous time for Disney’s Hollywood Studios and I am so excited for what is to come at this amazing Disney Park! Today though I plan to focus on what would be my ideal perfect day at Hollywood Studios as it is currently. Let’s get started!

 

Breakfast on the Boulevard!

 

I would plan to get to the park early and have breakfast at the Starbucks on Hollywood Boulevard. I love this part of the park! As I mentioned earlier I am a big fan of the golden age of Hollywood so spending time admiring the details on Hollywood and Sunset boulevard is one of my favorite things to do at this park!

 

Fastpasses!

 

Next I would plan to enjoy my fastpasses! Fastpass is a great service that allows you to reserve a time to ride an attraction in advance and skip the main queue line! This service is complimentary to all Disney guests. You get 3 fastpasses a day and once you use those 3 up you can use the My Disney Experience app to reserve more fast passes. That’s why my best tip is to make your fastpasses for early in the day so that once they are used you can get more! The fastpass system is wonderful to utilize with many of the more popular attractions that tend to get very high wait times.

My best advice would be to try to get a fastpass for Slinky Dog Dash! This is currently the most popular attraction in all of Disney World, it can be found in Disney World’s newest land that just opened last year, Toy Story Land. This ride is definitely a coveted fastpass to get!

TIP: If you can’t grab a fastpass for it, then my best advice would be to wait to ride it at the very end of the day. The line will typically be less at this time because everyone is watching the nighttime shows.

Other fastpasses that I like to get are for Toy Story Mania and Star Tours! Spend some time talking with your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner prior to making fastpasses to learn more about each attraction so you can get an idea of which experiences interest you and your family the most. Then you will have a game plan for which fastpasses you want to try to get.

 

Lunch!

 

After enjoying my fastpasses in the morning I would then grab some lunch from my favorite quick service location in Hollywood Studios, Woody’s Lunchbox! This quick service just opened along with the opening of Toy Story land last year! Like everything in Toy Story Land the theming is adorable and the food here is classic comfort food with a twist! I love the grilled cheese and creamy tomato basil soup from here!

 

Shows!

Five Can’t-Miss Experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Summer 2017

 

After getting refueled with my lunch stop I would then plan to spend the afternoon watching some stage shows! Hollywood Studios is home to some amazing live stage productions! My personal favorite is Beauty and the Beast Live On Stage! I still get goosebumps no matter how many times I see this production! If you are interested in seeing some behind the scenes action of how stunts are done in movies then you have to check out Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Other favorite stage shows of mine include the Voyage of the Little Mermaid and the Frozen Sing-Along!

 

Dinner!

 

If I could pick anywhere in Hollywood Studios for dinner I would have to go with the Brown Derby! This restaurant is a replica of the real Brown Derby that once existed in the real Hollywood! The Brown Derby was a hot spot for many show business elite. When you dine here you will feel like you have stepped back in time to the glitz and glamour of that golden age of show business! My favorite thing to order here is the cobb salad!

Fun Fact: The Cobb Salad was actually invented at the original Brown Derby!

 

Nighttime Shows!

Reservations Open Today for Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

 

After dinner, I would then head to grab a spot to watch Fantasmic! This is one of Disney’s incredible nighttime spectaculars! Fantasmic is a celebration of the power of our imagination! The show uses many jaw-dropping special effects and features many popular Disney characters!

 

Hollywood Studios Highlights:

 

I hope my list gave you some ideas for building your own perfect day at Hollywood Studios! I am so excited for all the new experiences coming to this park so soon! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your visit to Walt Disney World or to any destination you are dreaming of visiting next!

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Opening at Disneyland! & Coming Soon to Walt Disney World!

 

This past week, something major in Disney Parks History happened! Star War Galaxy’s Edge opened at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim California! After years of anticipation, rumors and speculation about what the land will be like, the walls finally came down and all of our questions were answered! Galaxy’s Edge is officially here!

 

 

Wow, is the best word to describe Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge! This land is completely blowing guests away! The land truly makes you feel like you have stepped out of the park and are on a different planet! You are fully immersed in the Star Wars universe! Every aspect of the land has been designed and thought out with absolutely incredible attention to detail! It is totally immersive!

 

 

To give you an example of just how much attention to detail we are talking about when we say attention to detail, specially designed Coke and Dasani bottles that look more futuristic were designed to be sold in the land! Disney didn’t want anything to take you out of the world of Star Wars! This level of immersion is next level and something that I personally am so excited to get to see in person!

 

 

Now that the land is opened at Disneyland, next up will be Disney World’s opening on August 29! Fans are so excited that this incredible new land will also have a home at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

 

 

The food offerings in Galaxy’s Edge have been reviewed to be very delicious and they all feature an out of this world galactic spin! Disney has created every culinary piece to be apart of the Star Wars story! The famous “Blue Milk” has already been creating a buzz on social media! Guests love it!

 

 

Currently one major attraction in the land is open, Millennium Falcon Smuggler’s Run! This attraction lets you and your flight crew actually control and fly the Millennium Falcon! Your performance at your tasks onboard the ride will actually determine the rides outcome! This is a state of the art attraction that uses never before seen technology!

 

 

In a few months, the second attraction will be debuting in both Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World and Disneyland called Rise of the Resistance! Disney has said that this ride experience will actually be like several different ride experiences all tied into one overall journey that guests will go on. Nothing like this has ever been created before!

 

 

I am counting down the days until I get to experience Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge for myself! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to book your next visit so you can take in this out of this world new land for yourself!

Details on NEW Experiences Coming to the Disney Parks Announced at D23’s Destination D Mickey Mouse Fan Celebration!

This past week Disney’s Contemporary Resort hosted Destination D! This is an exclusive Disney Parks news and updates event put on by D23. D23 is Disney’s official fan club! The event released many exciting announcements that will be coming to the Disney parks in the coming years! I am so pumped for the year ahead and all the new experiences to be had in the parks! I am excited to share with you what we now know that we can look forward to in the world of Disney news!

 

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Galaxy’s Edge is a brand-new land that will immerse guests into the world of Star Wars. This new land will be coming to both the Disneyland Resort in California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open at the Disneyland Park this coming summer of 2019. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open at Hollywood Studios in Disney World in late fall of 2019. At Destination D Disney has now revealed the names of the 2 attractions that will call Galaxy’s Edge home!

 

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

One of the new attraction’s in Galaxy’s Edge will be, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. This attraction will allow guests to take control of the Millennium Falcon in “one of three unique and critical roles.”

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

The Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction will bring guests right into an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance including a “face-off with Kylo-Ren!”

 

New Disney Resort Hotel – Reflections

During the presentation, more details where revealed about a brand-new Disney Resort Hotel coming to Walt Disney World. The Resort will be called, Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge, a deluxe, nature-inspired resort coming to Walt Disney World that will feature more than 900 hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas.

 

New Epcot Spectacular Replacing IllumiNations

Epcot will be receiving a brand-new spectacular planned to open in the park in 2020 as part of the multi-year transformation of Epcot! The new nighttime spectacular will celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world. The new show will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers. Also before this new show debuts, there will be a limited-time experience Epcot fans will not want to miss! This limited time show will be called “Epcot Forever,” which will debut in fall 2019 and will feature classic Epcot songs!

 

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

This new nighttime show is not the only excitement coming to Epcot. At Destination D it was revealed that the Ratatouille experience that will be coming to the France pavilion will be named Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

 

“Beauty and the Beast” sing-along

Along with Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, the France pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase will be welcoming another exciting new experience! In addition to the popular Epcot attraction “Impressions de France,” a brand new “Beauty and the Beast” sing-along is set the debut. The sing-along was created by Don Hahn, producer of both the animated and live-action “Beauty and the Beast” films.

 

Mickey!

In 2019, there are many exciting new experiences coming to Disney Parks – all inspired by Mickey Mouse! Mickey has always been the parks icon and now it is so exciting that Mickey will be the focus of actual park attractions!

 

New Nighttime show at Hollywood Studios – Wonderful World of Animation

At Destination D it was announced that a brand-new cinematic nighttime show called, “Wonderful World of Animation,” will debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in May 2019. The shows opening will coincide with the park’s 30th anniversary celebration. The show will use state-of-the-art projection technology. The show will take guests on a magical journey through over 90 years of Disney animation, all beginning with Mickey himself.

 

Mickey’s Soundsational Parade Return

Over at the Disneyland Resort in California we now know that the popular Mickey’s Soundsational Parade is set to return to Disneyland park in January 2019!

 

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Imagineers have been working hard to create Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The new ride that will be taking the place of where the Great Movie Ride once was will use breakthrough technology to transform a two-dimensional cartoon into an amazing real-world experience. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be the first-ever ride-through attraction that will be themed to Mickey Mouse! As a big Mickey and Minnie Mouse fan I am so excited Mickey and Minnie will have their very own attraction! The new attraction will feature a brand-new original story and a lovable theme song as it takes guests on a journey inside the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts.

With all this excitement, now is the perfect time to plan your next Walt Disney World Resort Vacation! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacation Planner today and let our knowledgable team help you plan the vacation of your dreams!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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