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8 Reasons to visit Efteling! 'De Vliegende Hollander' is a brilliant mix of dark ride and water coaster, 'Droomvlucht' is every little girls dream as you are transported through beautiful enchanted forests, and 'Villa Volta', the worlds first Vekoma Madhouse is a classic not to be missed!

Star Wars Rise of Resistance at Disneyland Recap & Crowd Predictions This recaps Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance's first week of operations at Disneyland, picking up where our Opening Day Ride Report left off and offering further crowd predictions, best and worst days to visit between now and March 2020, thoughts about our recent trip to Disneyland and DCA, and more.

What To Pack For Disney - Disney Tourist Blog Wondering what to pack for Walt Disney World? This ultimate guide includes a packing list, things for your park backpack, and 50+ unique items that'll help you save money, stay comfortable in Florida's weather, and improve your vacation. These clever hacks have improved our trips and should help your travels, too!.

Hong Kong Disneyland Closed Due to Virus Hong Kong's Disneyland is now closed until further notice due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak in mainland China, which also caused the indefinite closure of Shanghai Disneyland. This comes a day after authorities classified the crisis as an emergency.

Star Quarterback Drew Brees Takes Intergalactic Journey at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World Resort Today, star quarterback Drew Brees visited Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World Resort and experienced Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which he called "one of the greatest rides I have ever been on." "I really felt like I was on a journey," he said, after enjoying the groundbreaking attraction with his family.

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap - Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run Added to FastPass+ Service at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Sneak Peek of 'Magic Happe This week, Disney Parks Blog readers were among the first to learn that FastPass+ reservations for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Disney's Hollywood Studios are available in the My Disney Experience app - for guests planning to visit on or after Feb.

Ultimate Guide to Trader Sam's Grog Grotto There's a long list of exciting places you can visit under the Disney name and featured in our list is Trader Sam's Grog Grotto located in Disney's Polynesian Village Resort in Orlando, Florida. If the name sounds unique and mysterious, it actually is!

Hong Kong Theme Park Ends Dolphin Shows But Allows Visitors to Feed, Swim and Take Selfies With Dolphins?! Ocean Park in Hong Kong announced that it would end dolphin and sea lion shows at its theme park, but would still allow visitors to hug dolphins. Animal rights group criticized the decision. Daily shows will be removed and "underwater viewing opportunities" will take place instead.

Disneyland bosses close second theme park as coronavirus death toll rises to 56 We are in close contact with health authorities and the government about the situation and will announce a reopening date once they determine it is advisable." Other popular theme parks and attractions on the island have also been closed after Chinese officials confirmed the coronavirus death toll had risen to 56.

Good grief! It's time again for Knott's Peanuts Celebration Honoring Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang, the event features special Peanuts-themed entertainment and food, running weekends through March 1 as well as on February 10, 14, and 17. New this year at the festival is the "Happiness Is…" musical revue at the Calico Mine Stage, which performs twice daily.

Extreme Engineering Announces Asia's First Cloud Coaster Extreme Engineering is taking a page out of Robin Williams' playbook, and saying "Good Morning, Vietnam!" The company has announced their second "Cloud Coaster," which is currently under construction at he new Vinpearl Land in Phu Quoc, Vietnam. The still-to-be-named Cloud Coaster will be ready for commissioning in first quarter of 2020.

Theme Park Bits: 'How to Train Your Dragon' Land at Universal's Epic Universe, "Magic Happens" Sneak Peek, New Disneyland Paris Parades, and More In this edition of Theme Park Bits:. 2020 will bring with it lots of new attractions and entertainment at the Disney theme parks. Of course, Disneyland has already welcomed a brand-new E-ticket attraction in the form of Rise of the Resistance. But next month, they're also welcoming into Anaheim a new parade, titled "Magic Happens".

Do You Have to Pay to Park at Disney Springs? There's so much to do and know about Disney Springs, which is why we'll be telling you all there is to know about visiting such an amazing place for those hungry for fun! Just so we're on the same page, Disney Springs isn't a Disney Theme Park although it is on the Walt Disney Resort property.

Drew Barrymore Visits with Minnie Mouse at Walt Disney World Resort Actress Drew Barrymore recently vacationed with her family at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

February 2020 Hollywood Studios Extended Park Hours, Plus Predictions Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance continues to be the most popular attraction at Walt Disney World, which has repeatedly led to extensions of park hours at Hollywood Studios, with 7 am opening times becoming the norm. That has happened once again, with revised operating schedules for the entirety of February 2020.

Soarin' at Epcot One of the most popular rides at Epcot, one of Disney World's four theme parks, is Soarin' Around the World. For some people, just knowing that other people love the ride is enough for them to hop in line and trust, they will have the time of their lives.

The Wild Sundance Movie About a Woman Who Sexes a Theme-Park Ride The lyrical French Sundance indie “Jumbo” focuses on a little-known condition called objectophilia in which people develop romantic feelings for inanimate objects.

A Nintendo theme park is set to open this summer The famous Japanese games company is getting its own theme park, due to open this summer. The £268 million park's opening is planned to happen during the Tokyo Olympics, at Osaka's Universal Studio in Japan. The Italian plumber will be the star of the show at Super Nintendo World, the Mirror reports.

Hear a Garner Holt Productions representative discuss theme park design at Redlands Art Association program Bill Butler, vice president of creative development at Garner Holt Productions Inc., will give a presentation on "The Art and Imagination of Theme Park Design" 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Redlands Art Association Gallery, 215 E. State St.

Paige O'Hara, Disney Legend and Voice of Belle, Surprises Guests at the 'Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along' Magical moments happen every day at Disney Parks and today a very special moment took place at Epcot.

Celebrate National Compliment Day with #CastCompliment As Walt Disney once said, "You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world… but it takes people to make the dream a reality." For years, you've been telling us all about our exceptional cast members by using #CastCompliment on social media.

Explore your Palate at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival with Sips, Savories and Signature Events It's almost the tastiest time of year for foodies as the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival returns to the Disneyland Resort! From Feb. 28 to April 21, you can enjoy the California-inspired festival with a classic Disney twist. Experience specialty eats and sips, culinary experiences and entertainment that will satisfy any palate.

Universal Attendance Grows Plus Orlando Super Nintendo World is Confirmed for 2023 From some good attendance news to the first confirmed details about Orlando's Super Nintendo World here's everything we learned about the present for Universal parks from parent company Comcast's financial results:.

ABC's "American Idol" Returns To Aulani In Search of the Next Superstar We're excited to announce that ABC's "American Idol" will return once again to Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, soon to film its showcase round. The all-new season of ABC's "American Idol" begins Sunday, February 16.

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