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‘Disney After Hours’ returns to Walt Disney World® Resort

Walt Disney World® Resort has announced the extension of events giving guests after-hours access to some of the resort’s favorite attractions and character experiences.

On select nights, Magic Kingdom® and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Parks will remain open 3 extra hours for those with special event tickets for Disney After Hours. Admission, which begins early at 7p, includes select attractions and character meet & greets as well as food and beverage offerings like ice cream novelties, popcorn, and select bottled beverages. A limited number of tickets will be sold for each night of the event.

Here’s more details on the event:

Contact your Magic Maker® for more details and to secure your tickets!

Parks will officially close to Guests who haven’t purchased Disney After Hours tickets. Number of tickets available is limited. All tickets are non-refundable, non-transferrable and are only valid for admission during the special event date and hours. All attractions, entertainment and experiences are subject to change without notice.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – What We Know About Batuu

Back in August of 2015, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced that a brand-new, 14-acre Star Wars-themed land was coming to Disneyland® Park in Southern California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® in Florida. Since then, anticipation has reached galactic proportions as construction and details of the largest single-themed land expansion at both parks has progressed.

Let’s take a look at what we know so far about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We’ll keep the page updated as more details emerge.

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Artist Rendering. Actual construction may vary. © Disney/Lucasfilm

“Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

A favorite holiday nighttime spectacular is returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®!

Led by Wayne and Lanny from ABC/Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated special “Prep & Landing,” Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! features state-of-the-art projections, special effects and fireworks on and around the Chinese Theater.

The show will take place Nov. 8 – Jan. 6, 2019!

No details have been announced regarding if the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party will return this year or not.

Club Villain Premium Dining Event Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is continuing one of our favorite special ticketed dining events inside the Sunset Showcase venue through January 2017!

Club Villain, hosted by Dr. Facilier, is a mix of themed food, drinks, performances and encounters with some of Disney’s greatest villains – including Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Queen of Hearts, and Cruella De Vil. A house DJ is on hand to keep the party going between the spellbinding stage shows.

You’ll enjoy some decadent New Orleans delicacies like tender beef striploin rubbed with herbes de Provence, Voodoo sticky “pig wings” with citrus gremolata and spicy shrimp sautéed with Andouille sausage, tomato, okra and onions over creamy polenta. Specialty alcoholic drinks plus beer and wine will also be available to guests over 21.

Sounds terror-ific, doesn’t it? Here are the rest of the details:

  • Dates: Select nights through Jan. 27, 2017
  • Time: 2 shows per night – time varies by date
  • Cost: $129 per person (tax and gratuity included)
  • Admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is required and not included

Availability for these events are limited and will go quickly, so contact your Magic Maker® today!

Separate admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is required, and is not included in the price of this package. Club Villain will be offered on select evenings only. Please check with your Magic Maker® for specific dates and times, as operating hours may vary. This event will offer banquet style seating, so you may be seated with other parties. Entertainment is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. A valid form of government identification will be required to verify age. This offer may not be combined with any other discounts or promotions. Disney dining plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event.

Reservations Now Open for ‘A Galactic Spectacular’ Dessert Party

Looking for a sweet way to enjoy the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show during your upcoming visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®? We’ve found just what you’re looking for!

Reservations are currently open for the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Taking place on Dec. 31, 2016 and select nights in 2017, the out-of-this-world dessert party will provide:

  • Preferred viewing area for the new Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show
  • Star Wars™-themed desserts served at a private party inside Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Selection of specialty drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Souvenir Chewbacca stein

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party runs Dec. 31, 2016 and on select nights in 2017 (which will be available for booking soon). Pricing is $69-79/adult ages 10+ and $39-45 for children ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included).

Contact your Magic Maker® to check availability or for additional questions.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios® admission is also required and is not included in the price of the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party. Seating is not available. Wheelchairs and ECVs can be accommodated. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. A valid form of government identification will be required to verify your age. Disney dining plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event. Discounts or promotions are not valid for this event. Entertainment is subject to change or cancellation without notice.

New Lands, Experiences and Entertainment Coming to Disney Parks

Earlier today, we told you about a new Star Wars™-themed land that is coming to both Disneyland® Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® (Click here for more details). Well, we have more exciting news to share about other new lands, entertainment, and experiences coming soon to the domestic Disney Parks.

Here’s a brief recap of what’s to come:

Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Get ready to head “to infinity and beyond” as you step into the world of one of Disney•Pixar’s most famous films, Toy Story! As you enter Toy Story Land, you’ll be shrunk to the size of Woody and Buddy as you wander through Andy’s oversized toys.

The new land will feature two new rides and an expansion of a guest favorite:

  • A family-friendly roller coaster enjoyed on the back of Slinky Dog.
  • Alien saucer attraction in which the little green aliens take guests around for a spin.
  • Addition of a 3rd track for the current Toy Story Mania® attraction!

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom® After Dark and Pandora – The World of AVATAR

As announced previously, work continues on the largest expansion in the park’s history. Soon, guests will be immersed into the world of Pandora, and the entire park will transform after dark with new nighttime entertainment experiences!

Details of the expansion include:

  • Scheduled to debut in Spring 2016, “Rivers of Light” will bring the Discovery River to life with live music, floating lanterns, swirling animal imagery and water screens unlike anything ever seen in a Disney Park.
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris® will be expanded next Spring to include a new nighttime adventure. Keep watch for two new species to the attraction – African wild dogs and hyenas!
  • Work continues on Pandora – The World of AVATAR. This new land will include floating mountains, a bioluminescent forest, and a new E-ticket attraction called AVATAR Flight of Passage.

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Soarin’ Around the World in Florida and California

Renew your passport because Soarin’ Around the World is replacing Soarin’® in 2016 at Epcot® and Disney California Adventure®! Your journey will take you above some of the world’s most unique natural landscapes and man-made wonders.

Here’s a behind the scenes look at the making of Soarin’ Around the World!

There’s so much magic in store for Disney Parks in the years to come! We can’t wait to bring you all the details as they are announced and help you plan your vacations to experience it all!

‘Frozen Summer Fun’ Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

The coolest event of the Summer is back at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®!

Frozen Summer Fun – Live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® takes place through Sep. 7, 2015. Running daily, the event hosts activities themed after Disney’s popular movie, Frozen. Activities include:

  • Frozen Royal Welcome – Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf appear in a special procession down Hollywood Blvd twice daily – 10:30a, 1:30p
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration FP+Anna, Elsa, and historians from Arendelle tell of their kingdom’s history through tales and some help from the audience in the form of sing-alongs. This show takes place several times daily and is presented in a new home at the Hyperion Theater – 9:30a, 11:30a, 12:30p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p, 5:30p, 6:30p, 7:30p, 8:30p
  • “Frozen Fever” – Catch a special screening of the new animated short “Frozen Fever” inside the ABC Sound Studiocontinuously 10:00am – 30 minutes before Park closing
  • Olaf’s Summer Cool Down – Several times each day Olaf and his friends are welcomed to the Event Stage to have some fun with everyone “In Summer” – 11:30a, 12:30p, 2:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p, 5:30p
  • “Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party – The party really gets started each evening as DJ Chill takes the Event Stage – 5:45p-9:30p
  • Frozen Fireworks Spectacular* – What better way to end your day than with fireworks? Each evening, Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf take the party into the sky! And you guessed it – the spectacular will be set to the music of Frozen!9:30p (through Aug. 20) 9:00p (Aug. 21-Sep. 7)
    *Frozen Fireworks Spectacular will not be shown on 7/4 and 7/15.
    All events and times subject to change – please refer to Daily Times Guide for more info

Frozen Summer Fun – Live” is included with standard park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Throughout this special event, Anna and Elsa will also continue to meet and greet guests at Princess Fairytale Hall in Magic Kingdom® Park.

Here’s a look at all the fun the royal sisters have planned for you:

“Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package” Now Available for Booking

Last month, Walt Disney World® Resort announced the return of Frozen Summer Fun – Live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.” Starting today, bookings for the premium package are available giving you VIP access to three of its most anticipated activities!

The Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package will provide guests with:

  • Refreshments and reserved viewing of Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome procession
  • Reserved seating at one of the For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration showings
  • Dessert Party and viewing of Frozen Fireworks Spectacular from within a reserved area

Pricing for the Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package is $69 for adults / $39 for children which includes tax and gratuity. Packages are available daily Jun. 17 – Sep. 7 (except Jul. 4 & 15). To reserve your package, contact your Magic Maker® today! Click here for additional information on all the events of Frozen Summer Fun – Live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.”
Discounts do not apply. Park admission is required. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. The Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package provides a reserved viewing area but no seating is available for Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome procession or the Frozen Fireworks Dessert Party .

‘Villains Unleashed’ Hits Disney’s Hollywood Studios® Saturday

This Saturday, August 23, more than 50 Disney Villains will take over the operations of Disney’s Hollywood Studios® for a Villains Unleashed special ticketed event!

We have some additional information for our guests that will be attending the party:

  • Although the party doesn’t start until 8p, tickets become valid starting at 5p for admission. We suggest arriving early and enjoying a few of your favorite attractions before the party begins!
  • On your way into the park, be sure to pick up an event guide. This will give you a listing of all the locations and times for the special activities.
  • The party will kick off at Hades Hangout (Sorcerer Hat stage) at 8p.
  • Villain character greetings will be spread throughout the park. Take note of which Villain the queue is for and any posted appearance times. Not all of the Villains will offer meet and greet opportunities.
  • Oogie Boogie’s Freaky Funhouse Show will have showings at 8:30p, 9:30p, 10:30p, and 11:30p
  • Fantasmic! will feature a special pre-show featuring the Night Crawlers. Don’t be late!
  • Villainy in the Sky will start at 12:45am. As with all fireworks shows at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, preferred viewing is in front of the Sorcerer Hat and along Hollywood Blvd. Standing back so you are not too close to the Sorcerer Hat but near one of the video screens hanging on Hollywood Blvd usually provides the best experience.

Villains Unleashed 2014 Event GuideFor additional information on entertainment offerings, click the image to the right to view the complete event guide.

Our guests staying onsite at a Walt Disney World® Resort hotel can utilize the Disney Transportation System to get to and from the party. For those driving, the side entrance (across from the Hess Station on E Buena Vista Dr.) will close at 3p. If you are driving to the park after that time, you will need to utilize the main entrance off US-192 and World Drive.

If you are going to be visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort this weekend and don’t have tickets to the event, they are still available! Pricing is $67+tax for adults / $62+tax for children.

‘Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special’ Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

The always popular (and equally entertaining) Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special will be returning this year to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®!

The show will be performed several times daily from Dec. 21, 2013 – Jan. 5, 2014 inside the Premier Theater in the Streets of America section of the park. The interactive improv show has been added to the lineup at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® for the past two years to help with the larger holiday crowds. The shows are family friendly and feature several alumni from the former Comedy Warehouse on Downtown Disney® Pleasure Island.

The shows, which last approximately 20 minutes, are scheduled:

Dec. 21-30 & Jan. 1-5
12:45p, 1:45p, 3:00p, 5:00p, 6:00p, and 7:00p

Dec. 31
3:00p, 4:00p, 5:00p, 7:00p, 8:00p, & 9:00p

Schedule is subject to change. See Times Guide for more details.

This year’s performances are part of the new Fastpass+ service. You may reserve a seat at a show using one of your two B-tiered Fastpass+ entitlements. Contact your Magic Maker® for more details.