Epcot’s Nighttime Classic ‘Illuminations: Reflections of Earth’ To Be Replaced At Walt Disney World

As Disney is undergoing major construction for the transformation of Epcot at Walt Disney World for its upcoming 50th anniversary with new additions such as the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster, Ratatouille from Disneyland Paris and many more. Disney is promising to make the park- “more timeless, more family friendly, more Disney” to enhance the park and attempting to stay true towards the original vision of what Epcot stands for.

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“Illuminations Reflection of Earth” will travel across the world one last time in Summer 2019.

However though, in which today Disney made the official announcement and in which many guests saw this day coming for the classic nighttime spectacular for “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” will be replaced. After a 20-year run of representing the countries around the World Showcase lagoon with that timeless music, fireworks, fire torches and which this classic nighttime show will be ending its run in the second half of next year (Summer 2019).

“Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” has been cherished and kept millions of guests entertained since its first debut back in October 1999 as part of Walt Disney World’s Millennium Celebration. Disney has not released any new details of what kind this new show will be like or when it will be opening up.

Epcot would be the same position as the Magic Kingdom for losing nighttime entertainment like the loss of the “Main Street Electric Light Parade” and Epcot would be under a dry spell for no new nighttime entertainment. Unless, Disney were able to put in an interim nighttime show to keep their guests entertainment minus the cycle of the park’s festivals for each season and would be better than nothing.

Also in addition for Epcot’s transformation of the upcoming and new table service restaurant (that will be space-themed) to be adjacent towards Mission: Space (despite from other media sites are saying) that will be coming down the pipeline.

More details for Epcot and “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” for what’s replacing it are TBA and let us know you’re thoughts of this nighttime classic being replaced!

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‘Ralph Breaks VR’ Coming To The Void At Disney Springs And Downtown Disney

One of the most popular virtual reality attractions that opened up last year in the winter at Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort from the creators of The VOID and in collaboration with ILMxLab for Stars Wars: Secrets of The Empire was a smash success and the feedback was outstanding for raving reviews. The current location for this VR experience is located at both Disney Springs and Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort as well.

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Ralph Breaks VR coming this Fall 2018. Source: (©Disney)

Today, Disney announced the next addition towards The VOID experience for the upcoming release from Walt Disney Animation Studios for “Ralph Breaks The Internet” to hit theaters on November 21. Ralph Breaks VR will immerse you into the worlds of the internet and online gaming as a multi-sensory Disney adventure as a future hyper-reality experience to explore those worlds and with your favorite characters.

“Our filmmakers and the terrific people at ILMxLAB have collaborated to bring an incredible hyper-real experience, for all ages, to The VOID,” said Oscar-winning “Ralph Breaks the Internet” producer, Clark Spencer. “We can’t wait for people to be immersed in the worlds of the internet and online gaming with Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope.”

“At ILMxLAB, we are truly excited for fans to ‘Step Inside Our Stories’ by extending our award-winning creative collaboration with The VOID across The Walt Disney Company. Together, we will soon invite guests into other beloved Disney franchises where they can explore rich worlds, engage with compelling characters, embark upon heart-pounding adventures, and indulge the senses — experiencing the magic as never before,” said Vicki Dobbs Beck, ILMxLAB Executive in Charge.

Ralph Breaks VR is subject to open up this Fall 2018 for this Disney-inspired hyper reality-experience for its location, ticket availability, trailers and more. The launch date is TBA and if you can check out the current The VOID experience at Disney Parks locations by visiting their site by clicking the link here.

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Disney Officially Relieves The Name For The Cantina Bar For Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Travelers towards the Outer Rim and the Planet of Batuu within the Star Wars Universe will soon able to relax and enjoy the atmospheric lifestyle at the Black Spire Outpost. No matter if you’re a smuggler, trader, or a Stormtrooper of the Galactic Republic will able to check out the brand new “Oga’s Cantina” once Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens up at Disney Parks at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Disney shared some more details of what travelers can expect once “Oga’s Cantina” will be like, once it opens up for business and here’s how Disney is describing it as by the following-

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Artist Concept Only for “Oga’s Cantina” coming towards Disney Parks for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Source: (©Disney/Lucasfilm)

“Visitors come to this notorious local watering hole to unwind, conduct shady business, and maybe even encounter a friend…or a foe. Run by an intriguing alien proprietor, Oga Garra, the cantina adheres to a strict code of conduct that tries to keep its unruly patrons in check. But with a history of being a smugglers’ safe haven and a popular stopping point for those seeking to avoid the authorities, you can bet that the cantina has a story or two to tell.”

The Cantina area will also serve libations for children and adults from what Disney is describing it as-

“Oga’s Cantina is the kind of establishment that attracts some of the most interesting and disreputable characters in the galaxy. And you never know when a stormtrooper or a familiar face will show up. Patrons of the cantina come from across the galaxy to sample the famous concoctions created with exotic ingredients using “otherworldly” methods, served in unique vessels. With choices for kids and libations for adults, the cantina will make for a great stop!”

This statement means that ever since Disneyland’s opening back in July 1955 where no alcohol was allowed inside of Walt’s park and now will be served for the first time, outside of the private membership venue for Club 33.

The iconic Cantina Band won’t be jazzing up for this Cantina Bar and instead will have musical entertainment by RX-24 himself as a DJ, who served as a StarSpeeder 3000 pilot droid from the “Star Tours” attraction. Embark you’re adventure and visit “Oga Cantina’s” doors once Star Wars: Galaxy Edge opens up at Disneyland first in Summer 2019 and Late 2019 next for Walt Disney World at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Disneyland Shares A Sneak Preview For The Tropical Hideaway at Adventureland

For those who are classic Disneyland lovers and who appreciate the former Disneyland restaurants and attractions such as the Tahitian Terrace and the former Aladdin’s Oasis, will soon love the upcoming opening for The Tropical Hideaway in Adventureland this year. The Tropical Hideaway was announced earlier this year that will be located between the Enchanted Tiki Room and The Jungle Cruise attractions. When adventurers visit this spot and will able to “rub elbows with their favorite skippers with an exotic traders’ market with food, beverages, and sights from the tropics”.

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Some of the food menu items to be served for The Tropical Hideaway at Disneyland. Source: (©Disney)

Today in which Disney shared some more updated details for what adventurers can expect towards The Tropical Hideaway, including some of the food and beverages.

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Artist Concept Only for The Tropical Hideaway including the sign for the area. Source: (©Disney)

When adventurers are visiting the market, they can sink their taste buds into food items and three different kinds of a steamed bao bun including; Spiced Vegetable Bao, Kaffir Lime Chicken Bao, and Bulgogi Beef Bao. This also includes a ramen salad or a tropical-inspired snack as well. For something dessert related and sweet, try out the Sweet Pineapple Lumpia, a spring roll filled with pineapple and sweet cream cheese too!

After having your coarse meal and just back and relax in soaking up the sights of the Jungle River waterfront and listen towards the musical sounds of the tropics. When the sun goes down, flickering Tiki touches will illuminate the area and transforming into a nighttime area in Adventureland.

No official opening date for The Tropical Hideaway TBA but, it will open up this year. For everything Disney Parks & Resorts and all other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com

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Disney D23 Announces 2019 Expo, Tickets, And Other Details

Mark you’re calendars for Disney’s D23 Expo 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center and in which Disney’s official fan club announced today and what fans can expect in celebrating all things by the Walt Disney Company.

The 2019 Expo will be taking place on August 23-25, 2019 and tickets will be start selling on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018. Here’s what you need to know in regards towards ticket pricing and availability.

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Poster artwork for Disney D23 Expo 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Source: (©Disney)

  • Single-day and multi-tickets for D23 Expo 2019 will be only exclusive towards D23 Gold members and purchase their tickets from August 23-November 20th, 2018 for an “early bird” rate.
  • D23 Family Gold Members can save $288 off the price of admission based off the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Gold Member “early bird” rate.
  • General admission are $89 for one-day adult admission and $69 for children and including three-day-money saving tickets are available as well

For the first time ever for next year’s expo will be the use of RFID chip badges for shopping on the showfloor for the “stagepass” and “storepass” system as their still in testing with the use of this technology. Guests attending the expo are able to book hotel stays near the convention center and including Disney properties at special rates TBA, with also discounted Disneyland park tickets for Disney D23 Expo holders only.

Are you feeling creative, inspired, or artistic? D23 also announced “A Ghoulishly Delightful Design Challenge” in celebration of one the most iconic dark rides in the industry for “The Haunted Mansion’s” 50th anniversary. Foolish Mortals are encouraged to create designs ranging from paintings, sculptures, models and whatever their creativity can take them inspired by the beloved attraction filled with 999 Happy Haunts.

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Twenty-three pieces of finalist artwork will be on display throughout the D23 Expo weekend at a gallery on the show floor. The winning artist will be chosen prior towards the start of the expo and will receive a cash bonus of $2,300.

Disney D23 is the ultimate fan event from everything Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and much more at the Anaheim Convention Center! More details for panels and much more will TBA at a later given time and if you are attending the expo, be sure to purchase you’re tickets starting next week Thursday!

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TRON Coaster Puts Two Walt Disney World Attractions On Hold Due To Construction In Tomorrowland

Greetings their Programs! With the last update for the upcoming TRON Roller Coaster that was announced at the D23 Expo last summer and being built at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. This will be the same coaster from Shanghai Disneyland that opened up in 2016 and some updates have been received for users of what they can expect. The coaster is manufactured by Vekoma who have helped built other signature Disney roller coaster attractions and designed with Walt Disney Imagineering and Grimshaw Global who designed the architecture for the canopy for the TRON Coaster inspired by the modern buildings in Downtown Shanghai.

The location for the coaster will be next towards Space Mountain and behind the Tomorrowland Speedway as the construction progress is now in full effect. Recently in which Disney, shared this billboard and will be visible from Storybook Circus. However, their is some other details that Disney shared in regards for two attractions at the Magic Kingdom that will be closing down temporarily to make room for this state-of-the-art roller coaster.

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TRON Billboard that is available to view right now at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Source: (©Disney)

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Artist Concept Only from last summer’s D23 Expo for the TRON Coaster coming to the Magic Kingdom in 2021. Source: (©Disney)

First off, the Walt Disney World Railroad will be stationed temporarily at the Main Street U.S.A. Station starting this December 2018 from taking grand laps around the park. Guests can take the opportunity for having an up-close look of the train and also photo opportunities with it as well. No mention of how long it will be stationed for but, this is a similar situation for the Disneyland Railroad where it was put on hiatus for a whole year to reroute the track, due towards the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction as well with the Rivers of America.

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Lastly for the Tomorrowland Speedway will be closing for a portion in 2019 with the railroad being readjusted due towards the construction and will be reopening in Summer 2019 with a date TBA.

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The attraction will be opening just in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021 and was voted the highest-rated attraction on opening day for Shanghai Disneyland and will be another E-Ticket home runner for Walt Disney World next. For everything Disney Parks & Resorts and all other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com

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Guy Fieri’s “Chicken Guy!” Is Coming Towards Disney Springs This August

Flavortown is coming back towards Disney Springs this coming August! Based off celebrity and award winning chef, Guy Fieri and and restauranteur Robert Earl will opening up a quick service restaurant with their culinary creations over at Planet Hollywood for their burger and sandwich menus that they have created for the resturant. Now today in which Disney announced that Guy Fieri’s newest addition for “Chicken Guy!” will come together in creating an all-new concept that will be featuring natural fresh chicken tenders and more.

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When guests visit Chicken Guy at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and the quick service restaurant-

“Will be serving up delicious and juicy tenders that can be paired with more than 20 varieties of house-made sauces. Choose between grilled or fried all-natural chicken tenders with your choice of two signature sauces, or even get a big ol’ chicken sandwich like the Big Bite B.L.A.T. which comes with crispy smoked bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato, and creamy buttermilk ranch sauce.”

This will also include selections of Mac Daddy Mac ‘n’ Cheese, loaded fries smothered in SMC (Super Melty Cheese) and topped off with chopped grilled chicken, bacon and green onions.

 

Check into Flavortown and the unique chicken tender creations done by Guy Fieri and Robert Earl at Disney Springs. Source: (©Disney)

If you prefer some salad options and they will be served as well for Salad Bowels such as; a Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad, BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad, and a Southwest Sweet Corn with charred corn, slaw, roasted peppers, black beans, tomatoes, red onions, grilled scallions, and crispy tortilla strips. This one is served with cumin lime mojo and chipotle ranch sauces.

If you have any room for dessert, and in the mood for some frozen treats and guests can try out the Triple Double Mint – hand-spun mint chocolate soft-serve with cookies and cream crumbles, chocolate mints, chocolate syrup, and fresh whipped cream. Another option is the Cinnamon Apple with hand-spun vanilla soft-serve, crunchy cinnamon cereal and cinnamon-apple cereal, and fresh whipped cream.

“Alex, I am SO READY to go to Flavortown now.” Trust me, I AM TOO! And so is Guy – “I’m stoked to be building Chicken Guy! with my friend, Robert Earl,”

Get ready to chow down in Flavortown and “Chicken Guy!” will be right next door towards Planet Hollywood this coming August and no official date has yet to be reveled and stay tuned for later updates. Check out Disney Springs official site to find out more information to learn more.

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The Holidays Return At Walt Disney World With New Offerings Starting This November

The holidays at Walt Disney World are celebrated BIG at the parks with returns of favorite holiday traditions and new offerings that the resort has to offer this year. Starting this November 8, the resort will be displaying holiday decorations, festive food, entertainment, and much more for guests visiting the resort!

Starting off at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be the return of “Sunset Season Greetings” that is a holiday map projection overlay with laser effects, “snow”, and showcasing beloved Disney characters; Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Olaf and much more by the Hollywood Tower of Terror.

The return of the fan favorite of “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” is back as well and also brand new for this year, will be the first holiday overlay for the most recent addition of the park for “Toy Story Land” for seasonal holiday fun and songs on “Alien Swirling Saucers” and much more.

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Artist Concept Only for “Sunset Season Greetings” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the inclusion of “Toy Story Land”. Source: (©Disney/Pixar)

Magic Kingdom’s traditional holiday event for “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party” returns and it’s a ticketed event that will be running on selective nights in November and December.

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“Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party” returns a holiday tradition at Walt Disney World. Source: (©Disney)

International Festival of the Holidays” at Epcot will be celebrating World Showcase’s 11 countries starting on November 18. This also includes the traditional and favorite holiday performances with celebrity narrators of the “Candlelight Processional” that begins on November 22.

Brand new this year at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will celebrate the holiday fun and with the touch of nature and will include the Hindu traditional holiday that is celebrated in India called “Diwali” festival of lights. This will be part of the brand new “UP!: A Great Bird Adventure” show in the park.

“Diwali”, or Deepavali, a Sanskrit word meaning “rows of lighted lamps,” is a Hindu-originated festival celebrated in India and by the Indian diaspora. During the five-day celebration — also known as the “festival of lights” — clay lamps known as diyas are lit to signify the victory of good over evil.

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‘Diwali” festival of lights as one of India’s traditional holidays will be coming towards Disney’s Animal Kingdom this season. 

Lastly for Disney Springs, and guests can find holiday shopping, dining and entertainment offerings, and holiday magic all over the area of the entertainment complex of the resort.

To find out more for the holidays at Walt Disney World this year and by visiting, disneyworld.com/holidays for more information.

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Disney Announces Opening For Mickey And Minnie’s Runaway Railway and More Details For Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Just recently in which Disney held a post-media panel for what’s next for Disney Parks after the grand opening of Toy Story Land held today, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. First off and in which, Disney shared more details for the upcoming “Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway”. It’s been a while since we were last shared about details for the upcoming attraction that replaced “The Great Movie Ride” and today we got some of those new details.

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Artist Concept Only for one of the scenes for “Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway” opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Source: (©Disney) 

“The attraction will totally immerse guests in a cartoon world and will feature a new catchy theme song created especially for the attraction.” according to Disney

Guests will attend a premiere of a brand new cartoon short with Mickey and Minnie as they prepare for a picnic. The duo will head out, as they drive alongside a train and discover the person in charge driving the train is no other then Goofy! A magical moment will happen as you step inside the screen and on board the train, as conductor Goofy himself will give guests a whimsical and fun ride.

Disney is calling it as a “2 1/2 D” experience that was announced at D23 Expo last year in Anaheim, California and Walt Disney Imagineering are working with their fellow partners at Disney Television Animation. Guests can join Mickey and his friends like nothing before in making it an immersive and detail storytelling experience. “Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway” will be opening up some point in 2019.

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The next announcement that was made by Disney, was a brand new show coming also towards Disney’s Hollywood Studios from Pixar’s “Cars” franchise and will be entitled “Lighting McQueen’s Racing Academy”.

Imagineer Kathy Magnum who was at the media panel and has stated that,

 

“It will be “a show unlike anything we’ve got anywhere else,” and appearing with Lightning McQueen in the show will be Cruz Ramirez and Mater”

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Promo Artwork for “Lighting McQueen’s Racing Academy” opening up “Early 2019”. Source: (©Disney/Pixar)

The venue for this new show location will be located inside the Sunset Showcase near “Rock N’ Roller Coaster” and will be up against the champion himself, Lighting McQueen. Lighting’s friends of Mater and Cruz Ramirez will also be part of the show as well, and McQueen will be showcasing his racing skills that his fans have known years now from all across the world.

“Lighting McQueen’s Racing Academy” will be opening “early 2019” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. For everything Disney Parks & Resorts and all other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com

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Disney Welcomes Female Performers For The Green Army Patrol At Toy Story Land

Suit up solider!, the “green little army men” from the “Toy Story” franchise will be now officially roaming around in Andy’s backyard for Toy Story Land. Male and female soldiers will, co-ed with each other as the expansion at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World opens up this Saturday towards the public as this gives guests more freedom to interact with the troops, even with “Sarge” himself too.

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Co-ed male and female toy solider performers will be roaming around in Andy’s Backyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Source: (©Disney/Pixar)

Tom Vazzana, show director at Walt Disney World Resort added woman cause of how many brave woman serve in our Armed Forces all across the world and what they do for our country. He commented and said about the co-ed troops by saying:

“I don’t want them to ever walk away from something saying, ‘That was fun, but that could never be me,’ ” Vazzana said. “I don’t want barriers to why they could only watch and not do something if they wanted to.”

Guests will can play “Sarge Says” and also participate in an interactive boot camp, according to Disney. The Green Army Patrol will be in the same costumes as right from the “Toy Story” film franchise and what soldiers would normally do in the military.

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