Disney Magical Summer Fun For Opening Dates at Walt Disney World

When I first launched my blog several weeks ago, my first post was the Awaken Summer media preview week at Walt Disney World for the new attractions and experiences coming soon. However though it was just a whole recap and touching on the details and talking about the attractions itself but no talk of official opening dates.

This post may be late towards the game but I am going to give you those brief opening dates and a ton of magical happenings and summer fun approaching in the next two months at the Walt Disney World Resort. Fastpasses were already made available for booking but probably by now have been sold out or made for later times on the opening days. disney-park-logo-500x356

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Frozen Ever After & Sommerhus opening (June 21st) and Fastpass+ were made available yesterday on May 21st, 2016.

Soarin’ Around The World (June 17th) at Epcot and Disney’s California Adventure. The grand opening of Disney’s next park of Shanghai Disneyland will get it first on June 16th. Limited time offering of the “farewell flights” will start May 27th at The Land Pavilion at Epcot and the Fastpass+ service for Soarin’ Around The World starting May 21st.

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-“Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” will debut (June 17th, 2016) that replaced the long running former show of “Dream Along With Mickey” and including some of the popular Disney classic films of “Frozen”, “Tangled”, and “The Princess and The Frog” in a magical and unique storytelling too.

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-The new night time experiences begin starting (May 27th) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Memorial Day weekend and extending the park’s new night time hours too.

-The interim show for temporarily replacing “Rivers of Light”, “The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic” will debut starting (May 28th) and also including the new Tiffins Resturant that is also including in the dining package with The Jungle Book show.

-Fastpass+ and dining packages was made available yesterday on May 21st, 2016 for the new night time experiences (Kilimanjaro Safaris, Tree of Life: Awakening Show etc) .

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-Star Wars fans can get there light sabers and force abilities ready cause of the new show of “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” by the Chinese Theater with new technology, effects, pyro and scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut starting (June 17th). Let’s just hope that Kylo Ren won’t throw any temper tantrums or fits during the course of this brand new firework show too.

And there you go my friends, the dates have all been officially released by the Disney Parks Blog and what are your hoping to ride day one through out the four parks at the Walt Disney World Resort? Sadly I won’t be their for either for any of these but, Soarin’ Around the World is still my number one choice once I get to ride and experience this Fall within the upcoming months. For all of your magical experiences and Disney fun be sure to stay tuned here over on my blog at SkywalkingAdventure.com

 

 

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Full Trailer Released Tomorrow For Live Action “Beauty & The Beast” On Good Morning America

Being a book prodigy and falling in love with a beast turned prince captured in a majestic castle seems to be like a happy ending in the realm of Disney fairy tales. This morning the teaser trailer was debuted on the official Facebook page that, will be officially revealed on ABC’s Good Morning America for the anticipated live action of “Beauty and the Beast” by director Bill Condon coming out on March 17th, 2017 It isn’t surprising that full length trailers are being shown off on morning talk shows like for example when we got the “Star Wars: Rouge One” on NBC’s The Today Show was shown off last month.

Being a big fan of the Harry Potter franchise and seeing post Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) as Belle will probably seek my interest and her striking resemblance towards the character of one of Disney’s most popular princesses. So prepare yourself and fall in love again tomorrow morning as we revisit the land of the French royalty and a classic fairy tale all over again. I will be posting the full length trailer some point tomorrow and all other Disney news and theme park goodness over here on my blog at SkywalkingAdventure.com

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“Beauty and The Beast” Teaser 2017

Top 5 Reasons To Be Excited For Mako (Coaster) at SeaWorld Orlando

In this day and age anticipation for attractions or things your looking forward towards the most comes in different levels, mildly excited, can’t wait no much longer, and I am so beyond stoked and just let me ride it already!, type of deal here. What I am talking about here is a brand new coaster coming this summer on June 10th at SeaWorld in the central area of Florida in Orlando. It’s called Mako, a hyper coaster built by Bolliger & Mabillard and it’s a truly remarkable and one of it’s kind of thrill ride that, coaster enthusiasts or adrenaline junkies should check out. The announcement of this coaster by SeaWorld Parks was announced back in April 2015 and since then progress has came a long way and far from it of building this original and innovated type of coaster. Here is my top 5 reasons you should be excited and anticipated for Mako this summer.

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5.) Passholders and Not the General Public: Being an annual passholder towards one of your favorite parks has it’s perks and benefits. I am not a passholder towards SeaWorld Orlando but if your a local or out of state passholder, you should defiantly utilize this chance for beating out the public crowds before it officially opens up on June 10th. No word or set date for potential soft openings yet for Mako but according towards the SeaWorld Orlando’s site that, passholders are the first to ride it and purchasing a pass by May 20th.

SeaWorld Orlando: Mako Coaster Information

4.) Theming, Detail & Aquatic Life Education: Mako is no question in my mind an attraction piece of art that, fits into the theming and accuracy of a real life Mako species of sharks out in the wild. SeaWorld is not all about attracting there guests towards the parks for the rides but, to educated them about the importance of different species of sharks and the beauty and significance of aquatic life that is important towards the world and environment. The details of coaster train is exactly like the Mako shark that can gain up to speeds up towards 70-75 mph, a truly bullet like type of an animal to hunt and survive in the wild.

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3.) Joining the ranks of it’s other coaster counter parts (Kraken & Manta): The two other popular and big named coasters in the coaster community in SeaWorld are Kraken and Manta. Mako coming down the line will joining the ranks for thrill seekers and personally giving the park more life and content for there guests to keeping riding the big three coasters to ride, scream, and repeat.

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Manta at SeaWorld Orlando.
Kraken and Manta Steel Coasters (SeaWorld Orlando)

Sources: (TheTopVillas & OrlandoInformer.com)

2.) Length, Weightlessness, and It’s Huge!: When Mako officially opens up on June, it will be no doubt the tallest, fastest, and longest coaster in competition with other coasters in Orlando. The coaster’s track is 4,760 feet long and peaks out around at 200 feet high and reaching speeds of up to 73 mph. That is also throwing different hills of hang time of 9 different hills giving you that feeling of weightlessness and 2Gs all up in your face! It’s most unique feature of a hill is a “Hammerhead Turn” with a tight U shaped right turn and will ride with hills and hills and so many hills till it’s return back to the station. There is also a chance and possibility for a built in soundtrack for the coaster itself but, we must wait and see that if that’s true or not this upcoming summer.

It will be located near the Shark Encounter Aquarium, sharked themed grill restaurant which is called Shark Wreck Reef.

(Virtual Animated POV of Mako Coaster)

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(Real Life POV of Mako Coaster)

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Concept Art Source and Aerial Shot Source: (SeaWorld Parks)

1.) The next native of Orlando coasters in the area: There isn’t really that many kinds or types of coasters that are long, fast and tall as Mako will be, opening up next month. Some are comparing Mako being similar towards another coaster in Six Flags Great Adventure called Nitro. I have been waiting a whole long year and where the credit’s worth due that, the construction team that assembled this wonder of beauty and art has finally came to end where it’s assembled and ready for opening day in June. There isn’t really many coasters that I get highly excited for these days and one of them that I love and adore still day is another hyper coaster in Busch Gardens Williamsburg called Apollo’s Chariot. Speed, hills and screams enough said.

This will be a tough choice once I get the bite and thrill of the wild side once Mako opens up cause, this isn’t opened up yet and I am beyond stoked and ready to ride this innovative and creative design hyper coaster. Also looking forwards towards the creative talents and photos with the Mako skyline and the sunset in the background and looking so beautiful and glory once you drive down Florida’s highway of I-4 and seeing the hill of the Mako peeking up towards the clouds.

So what you guys think? Do these top 5 reasons excite you or get you all ready and pumped up in riding this newly creative coaster towards SeaWorld Orlando? Or will you just let the crowds die down on opening day and avoid it and ride it in your spare time? Let me know down in the comments section below and all of your Mako “biting” action and other themed entertainment goodness can be found on here on SkywalkingAdventure.com

Tickets Are Officially On Sale For Halloween/Christmas Parties

I don’t know about you guys, but the autumn nights and where the air is deathly still gives me the daydreaming thoughts of Halloween is approaching within the coming months of September and October. If your not a big fan of Halloween as I am, and wanna grab those sugar coated cookies, chocolate desserts, and egg nog, you should be excited for the Christmas parties in November and December. All of these annual special ticketed events at the Magic Kingdom are one of the most popular events within the Walt Disney World grounds if your planning on attending either one of them.

As just a quick update the tickets went officially on sale this morning at 12:01 am EST but, the pricing and dates were leaked out ahead its scheduled release before the Disney Parks Blog made the official posting hours later. As a first timer and never done any of these special ticketed events I bought my ticket for myself and my mom for Halloween night when they first became available but, it was more expensive cause Halloween is the hottest ticket that sells out the fastest and with $20 increase from last year.

Here’s what the pricing, dates, and details will be for both the Halloween and Christmas Parties at the Magic Kingdom according towards the Disney Parks Blog.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: For all my 90s Disney fans out their, the Sanderson Sisters of the popular cult classic film of Hocus Pocus will be returning back for the stage show of “Hocus Pocus Spelltacular” with also the annual ” Happy Hallowishes” and the Boo! To You Parade.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $72 for adults and $67 for children (3-9).

Halloween 2016 Dates: September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, 30

October 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31

(Source: Disney Parks Blog & Touring Plans.com)

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Mickey’s Very-Merry-Christmas Party: The Disney Parks Blog also confirmed from the same team who did the “Hocus Pocus” show will be adding a new show called “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” and making its debut for the 2016 holiday season. “In this all-new show, Mickey and his pals invite some of their friends over for an unforgettable Christmas party filled with music, dancing, color and fun. Look for Woody and Jessie from “Toy Story,” Fantasyland friends such as Peter Pan and Snow White, and many more!” Of course, you can’t go wrong with also not seeing the annual “Holiday Wishes” fireworks too by Cinderella’s Castle.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $86 for adults and $81 for children (3-9).

Christmas 2016 Dates: November 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27, 29

December 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 22

(Source: Disney Parks Blog & Undercovertourist.com)

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(Source: MomentsOfMagicTravel.com)

You can enter the park as early as of 4pm and the party doesn’t start till 7pm-12am but I will take note of this since, this is something I always wanted to do on my Disney Bucket list to share and experience one of my favorite holidays through out the year. I will be able to share this experience for the Halloween party here on my blog within the upcoming months and all other theme park goodness and all the latest news and coverage here on SkywalkingAdventure.com

Please feel free to contact Disney Guest Relations at 407-W-DISNEY with any questions or concerns you have or your local travel agent to able to purchase your ticket of your choice for any of these events. These will guarantee to sell out, so best advise to purchase early before it’s too late for both of the holiday parties. Please also take note of the new updated costume guidelines and polices for the Halloween party of what is acceptable and what is not: Walt Disney World Costume Policies and Guidelines

Special Ticket Event Purchases: Halloween and Christmas Party Events

 

Skywalking Adventure Joins as Special Guest for The “Divas Dish Diz Podcast”

Mark your calendars podcast listeners and Skywalking Adventurer’s, as myself and my blog will be joining the hot seat with the ladies over at Divas Dish Diz Podcast on June 13th, 2016 at 9:15pm (Monday). These wonderful and amazing talent group of ladies that are huge Disney enthusiasts and park goers like myself and will be answering questions from me about doing Disney Parks but, doing more and other parks outside of that aren’t Disney and what makes them great. I will be providing information, tips and tricks, and what about other theme parks great to visit, if your near the California or Floridan areas or any parts of the world outside of the United States.

These ladies can be founded on there website and social media outlets over at:

Website: Divas Dish Diz Podcast

Facebook: Facebook.com/DivasDishDiz

Twitter: @DivasDishDiz

Instagram/Periscope: @DivasDishDiz

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(Image © Skywalking Adventure.com at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure)

 

 

Skywalking Adventure Can Now Be Founded On Periscope

The Twitter owned live streaming platform of Periscope and the latest update of changing your username is now available through your edit profile option. My blog of Skywalking Adventure can allow followers and theme park goers to see through and behind the screen of touring and adventuring through different parks. You can follow my Periscope account @SkywalkingAdventure for professional use only and you can also follow my personal and leisure account @SkywalkerBrian.

Even though my blog is just starting out, I still want to make the proper impression for separating the two accounts and giving you all the latest insights and news coverage of the happenings, through out the themed entertainment world. Also the cloud storage system of Katch.me is no longer available for service use, due to investment funding where normally you have your Periscopes saved and can watch them on replay. Replays will watchable up towards for 24 hours till it’s expired since Katch.me is going away and back towards normal scoping usage.

Be sure to follow all the latest news and coverage and follow my blog on Periscope for all theme park entertainment goodness and awesomeness!!

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“The Exorcist”Will Be Officially Joining The Halloween Horror Nights Line Up At Universal

Get your holy water, crosses, and bibles out as Universal officially announced this morning as the classic and original 1973 film by director William Friedkin’s The Exorcist will be joining Universal Parks in Orlando and Hollywood. Personally I have never attended a Halloween Horror Nights event in my past travels in going to Universal Orlando but, how of much in depth this film is a horror classic I am sure this scare and freak out guests when doing this maze. Here’s what announced from the official press release by Universal (Comcast/NBC):

“At Universal Orlando Resort, guests will see, hear, feel – and even smell – every iconic levitating, head-spinning, vomit-wrenching, skin-crawling moment from the film. They’ll be paralyzed with fear as they witness the power of the supernatural, scream uncontrollably as they become part of Regan MacNeil’s possession and run in terror as they try to escape the horrific battle between innocence and evil.

Universal Studios Hollywood’s “The Exorcist” maze will resonate as a real life interpretation of the demonic film, daring “Halloween Horror Nights”guests to live the nightmare experienced by a tortured Regan and her determined mother. The maze will recreate some of the film’s most haunting scenes, ushering guests into its unparalleled terror as if their very souls were possessed by the devil.”

Also joining the line up was the previously announced of, the original 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre by director Tobe Hooper for Universal Orlando for being first house to be announced. Be sure to follow for more spooky and terrifying goodness and all Halloween Horror Nights news, over at SkywalkingAdventure.

Trailer Previews For The Exorcist and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Halloween Horror Nights 2016

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