Tagged with " Special Events"
It seems the new Premiere Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is being rushed into service for Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The theater will host previews for the new Clone Wars film and also many of the other events that used to held inside the ABC Theater (now under renovation to become the American Idol Experience) during previous Star Wars Weekends. We will try to get some pictures of the new theater as soon as we possibly can.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (May 13, 2008) — The Star Wars adventures continue on Aug. 15 with the theatrical release of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS from Lucasfilm Animation, and this year’s Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort will offer fans an exciting, in-depth look at the making of this big-screen animated epic. Among the features at this year’s Star Wars Weekends, which run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 6 to June 29, 2008, will be “Behind the Force — Experience THE CLONE WARS,” an exploration of the creation of this groundbreaking Star Wars feature film. During “Experience THE CLONE WARS,” fans will get a chance to [...]
Quickly becoming a worthy news headline is the release of 8 Haunted Mansion pins on Friday April 18, 2008 that will be available individually, in a packaged collectors set, and in a framed set. While these pins were initially released and caused a buzz among Disney Pin Traders a few months ago, the release location and information for these pins have changed three times in the last month. After the release ofÂ a singleÂ Haunted Mansion pin in January (limited edition of 500 pin featuring a skeletal Master Gracey reaching from the grave)Â caused quite a ruckus at the Magic Kingdom, it seems Disney is re-evaluating how to handle these larger releases of pins pertaining to the Haunted Mansion. If you’re wondering why [...]
Here is a list ofÂ the special events thatÂ areÂ scheduled for Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s tenth anniversary on April 22, 2008: -A rededication ceremony for the parkÂ will be heldÂ in front ofÂ the Tree of Life from 8:45-9:00am -Imagineer Joe Rohde will be giving a talk/question & answer sessionÂ in the Theater in the WildÂ starting atÂ 9:45am and lasting for about an hour. This will be very similar to the talk sessionÂ that Imagineer Marty Sklar gave at Epcot’s 25th Anniversary back in October 2007. WDW News Today will have full coverage of Animal Kingdom’s 10th anniversary on April 22, as we will be part of WDWCelebrations “A Wild Decade” commemorative event. Stay tunedÂ for coverage in just two weeks!!!
Here is an articleÂ from the Disney InsiderÂ on the 2008 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival beginning tomorrow: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to enter a lush garden aflutter with hundreds of butterfly wings? Or how about escaping into a serene water garden? These are just some of the adventures awaiting Guests at the Epcot International Annual Flower and Garden Festival. Celebrating its fifteenth year, the flourish-filled fest has extended its run to 75 days, from March 19 to June 1, offering a magical journey into the world of gardening. Guests are greeted by a 14-foot topiary of Goofy riding the waves at the Epcot’s front gate while Mickey and Minnie relax beachside in a nod to this year’s [...]
For a look at some of the displays that have already popped up at Epcot for the 2008 International Flower and Garden Festival, head on over to Mousesteps.com to see pictures taken by our good friend Denise. To see the complete pictorial update, go HERE.
Coming to McDonald’s Happy Meals this Friday, March 15, are toys themed to Disney’s Pirate and Princess Party at the Magic Kingdom. There are going to be 16 toys to collect in all, with 8 Pirates inspired toys and 8 belonging to Disney Princess brand. Each toy will also come with one of eight collectible cards and a chance to win a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort during the Year of a Million Dreams. To check out all the toys being released, go HERE. Click on the Pirate or Princess side of the image to see the corresponding kids meal inserts.
For those of you who are interested, complete coverage of the March 4 re-dedication of Spaceship Earth presented by Siemens at Epcot is available overÂ WFTV. Their coverage of the event includesÂ a full article and video of the small, unannounced ceremony from Tuesday.
The remaining dates for the after-hoursÂ Pirate and Princess Party at the Magic Kingdom are now on sale if you call 407-WDW-AHOY. Those new dates that have just goneÂ on sale are: April 1, 4, 6, 11, 16, 23 May 2, 9, 16, 21, 26, 31 June 2
Another Epcot Future World pavilion has been put to rest today. Well, sort of.Â Confirming what we hadÂ reported a few weeks ago, Body Wars, Cranium Command, The Making of Me, and all of the attractions that made up the Wonders of Life are now history. The only part of the pavilion that will remain in use is the building itself, which will be housing some events for the 2008 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival and perhaps some other Epcot specialÂ events in the near future. The pavilion will remain as the Future World Special Events Pavilion until Walt Disney Imagineering can come up with a suitable replacement attraction for the prime EpcotÂ real estate.