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Season of the Force Begins Nov. 16 at Disneyland Park

Disney is excited to debut all-new Star Wars experiences at Disneyland Park in Southern California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida in the coming months.

Beginning Nov. 16, 2015, guests visiting Disneyland Park will have the chance to jump to lightspeed with Season of the Force, featuring opportunities to meet some of their favorite Star Wars characters, experience an exciting twist on a favorite attraction and more.

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Opening at Disneyland Park on Nov. 16 will be:

  • Star Wars Launch Bay – This new area will offer opportunities to visit with favorite Star Wars characters, special exhibits, peeks at the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens and much more.
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue – This popular attraction will feature a new scene inspired by the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Jedi Training Academy : Trials of the Temple – Coming in December, a twist on the Jedi Training experience will introduce new characters and a new villain from the popular Disney X D series, Star Wars Rebels.
  • Hyperspace Mountain – For a limited time, guests will join an X-wing starfighter battle in this reimagining of the classic Space Mountain attraction.
  • Other limited-time experiences include:
    • An opportunity to revisit favorite scenes from classic Star Wars films at Tomorrowland Theater.
    • Special themed food and beverage, merchandise and entertainment.

Disney will have release dates to share soon for Season of the Force at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.

Disney Parks is also preparing to take guests to a galaxy far, far away with new Star Wars-themed lands. With groundbreaking scheduled to take place in 2016 for our largest single-land expansions ever, building the new 14-acre lands will be major projects at both Disneyland Park in Southern California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.

Work to make room for this new land at Disneyland Park in California will require the Rivers of America and the Disneyland Railroad to close temporarily. The following will suspend operations at the end of the operating day on Jan. 10, 2016:

  • The Disneyland Railroad, including all stations
  • Attractions along the Rivers of America, including:
    • “Fantasmic!”
    • Mark Twain Riverboat and Sailing Ship Columbia
    • Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
    • Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes

Elsewhere in Frontierland, Big Thunder Ranch – including Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue, Big Thunder Ranch Petting Farm and Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree – will close permanently at the end of the operating day on Jan. 10, 2016.

Stay tuned for more details on Season of the Force!

– Cody Woodbrey

Creating Magical Vacations
Cell: 435-757-0838

 

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Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

This last weekend at D23 EXPO 2015, Bob Iger announced to the world that Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort, and Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort will be getting Star Wars-themed lands.

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With the creation of the all new Star Wars lands at both theme parks will be Disney’s largest single themed land expansions ever at 14 acres each, transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life. You heard that right, these two lands will have an all new character experiences where you can meet the Star Wars characters all year round. Another experience guests have been asking for over the years.

“I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and Star Wars,” said Iger. “We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever. These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.”

Each of these lands will include two main signature attractions. One of which will allow guests to experience and all new thrilling battle experience, The other attraction allows guests to take controls of one of the most famous ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, as they take on a customized secret mission.

Dates have not yet been announced as to when everything is to take place but it’s coming and that’s what everyone is looking forward to. When more information and dates are released I will be sure to announce and post them… May the Force be with you!

– Cody Woodbrey

Creating Magical Vacations
Cell: 435-757-0838

 

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Attraction Height Ranges

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Cell: 435-757-0838

 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attraction Height Ranges

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Epcot Attraction Height Ranges

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Magic Kingdom Attraction Height Ranges

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– Cody Woodbrey

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Using FastPass+ Efficiently

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Disney’s FastPass+ allows guests to reserve select attractions, entertainment, parades, shows, Disney characters meet-and-greets and much more using the My Disney Experience website or mobile app before you check into your resort. Guests can reserve up to three FastPasses per day for one park before you even arrive. You can start making these reservation 60 days before your trip if you are staying on Disney property and 30 days if you are staying off Disney property.

Tips: When selecting your FastPasses, choose times that are in the afternoon.  If you arrive when the park OPENS, you will be able to experience most of your favorite attractions with minimal lines. If you save your FastPasses for the afternoon, it gives you a chance to repeat your favorite attractions, or skip the line for something new! Your FastPasses can be changed really anytime but they are subject to availability so be sure to book as soon as you can. Also, keep in mind to avoid selecting your FastPass+ options during or too close to shows, parades, fireworks and any dining reservations you may have. You will not want to miss out on any of the extra magic!

Once in the park you can use any of the FastPass + kiosks to change or add FastPasses. Once you have used your three Fastpasses for the day you can get an extra Fastpass at one of the kiosks but keep in mind most of the popular attractions will not be available. Actually, the popular FastPasses usually are taken before the day even starts

Below you will find the FastPass+ Priority List.  This list is created with the most popular attractions at the top and the least popular ones at the bottom of the list.

 Magic Kingdom

  1. Seven Dwarf Mine Train – 38″
  2. Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
  3. Space Mountain – 44″
  4. Peter Pan
  5. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – 40″
  6. Enchanted Tales with Belle
  7. Splash Mountain – 40″
  8. Jungle Cruise
  9. Meet Cinderella and Princess Aurora at the Princess Fairytale Hall
  10. Meet Rapunzel and Princess Tiana at the Princess Fairytale Hall
  11. Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  12. The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  13. Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  14. Tomorrowland Speedway – 32″
  15. Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin
  16. Meet Ariel at Ariel’s Grotto
  17. Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
  18. Goofy’s Barnstormer – 35″
  19. Pirates of the Caribbean
  20. Haunted Mansion
  21. Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  22. Mad Tea Party (Tea Cups)
  23. it’s a small world
  24. Mickey’s Philhar Magic
  25. Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

 Epcot

Choose one FastPass from Tier 1 and two from Tier 2 or three from Tier 2

  1. Frozen Ever After (Tier 1)
  2. Soarin’ – 40″ (Tier 1)
  3. Test Track – 40″ (Tier 1)
  4. Mission Space – 44″ (Tier 2)
  5. Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot (Tier 2)
  6. Spaceship Earth (Tier 2)
  7. The Seas with Nemo & Friends (Tier 2)
  8. Turtle Talk with Crush (Tier 2)
  9. Living with the Land (Tier 2)
  10. Journey Into Imagination With Figment (Tier 2)
  11. Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival (Tier 2)
  12. Illuminatinos: Reflections of Earth – World Showcase Plaza (Tier 1)

Disney Hollywood Studios

Choose one FastPass from Tier 1 and two from Tier 2 or three from Tier 2

  1. Slinky Dog Dash – 38″ (Tier 1)
  2. Alien Swirling Saucers – 32″ (Tier 1) 
  3. Toy Story Mania (Tier 1)
  4. Rock ‘n’Roller Coaster – 48″ (Tier 2)
  5. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – 40″  (Tier 2)
  6. Star Tours: The Adventure Continues – 40″ (Tier 2)
  7. Fantasmic – Early entrance with priority seating (Tier 2)
  8. Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage – Early Entrance with priority seating (Tier 2)
  9. For the First Time in Forever – A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration  (Tier 2)
  10. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular – Early Entrance with priority seating  (Tier 2)
  11. Voyage of the Little Mermaid – Early Entrance  (Tier 2)
  12. Disney Junior – Live on Stage – Early Entrance with priority seating (Tier 2)
  13. Muppet Vision 3D (Tier 2)

 Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Choose one FastPass from Tier 1 and two from Tier 2 or three from Tier 2

  1. Flights of Passage – 44 (Tier 1)
  2. Navi Rive (Tier 1)
  3. Expedition Everest – 44 (Tier 2)
  4. Kilimanjaro Safari (Tier 2)
  5. Kali River Rapids – You will get wet – 38 (Tier 2)
  6. Dinosaur – 40 (Tier 2)
  7. Finding Nemo the Musical (Tier 2)
  8. Festival of the Lion Kin (Tier 2)
  9. Jungle Book: Alive with Magi (Tier 2)
  10. Meet Favorite Disney Pals at the Adventuress Outpost (Tier 2)
  11. It’s Tough to be a Bu (Tier 2)
  12. Primeval Whirl – 48 (Tier 2)

For more information on Disney’s FastPass + or to book a trip to Walt Disney World, please contact us!

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Cell: 435-757-0838

 

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