Friday, December 19, 2014

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Lobby Reopens (December 19, 2014)

The Polynesian lobby area reopened today, for the first time since March. Here's our report from the last few days prior to demolition of the original lobby: http://www.allaroundorlando.net/2014/03/a-last-look-at-grand-ceremonial-house.html
The New Polynesian Village Resort Lobby reopened today

While the large waterfall has been demolished, there is now ample seating around the entire lobby.


These new lights really add a nice touch to the whole area.

As you can see, plenty of seating all around the new Polynesian Village.

Long orange seats line the wall toward the front check-in desk.

Looking up from the first floor of the Polynesian Village Resort

View as you enter the newly remodeled Polynesian Village Resort lobby.
Hidden Mickey is still intact on the Polynesian tile



Part of the old Wyland Galleries was turned into a small DVC office.
Brand new furniture in the Polynesian Village Resort lobby.

If you couldn't tell, my favorite feature is definitely the lighting.


A look at the new Check-In area of the Polynesian Village Resort.


2nd Floor Elevator area

1st Floor Artwork near the elevator.

One more piece of artwork near the 1st Floor elevators.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Ariana Grande performs at the Magic Kingdom for Frozen Christmas Celebration 12/8/14

We were able to attend the Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration taping. Here's our footage of Ariana Grande performing for the Christmas Day show.

Friday, November 7, 2014

"A Frozen Holiday Wish" Anna, Elsa, Kristoff & Olaf Magic Kingdom Castle Holiday Lights (2014)

Here is our video of the Holiday Castle Lighting Show at Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World. Featuring Queen Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf

“A Frozen Holiday Wish” features Anna and Elsa in an all-new show on the Castle Forecourt Stage. With special appearances by rugged mountain man Kristoff and lovable snowman Olaf, the show culminates in Queen Elsa using her incredible powers to present a gift to everyone in the kingdom, transforming Cinderella Castle into a glimmering ice palace for the holidays.

“A Frozen Holiday Wish” begins November 5 and will be presented nightly through December 31, 2014.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Photo Gallery: Final Day for Maelstrom attraction at Epcot (10/5/14)

Beautiful Sunday Afternoon at Epcot

The Viking looks out, with the Maelstrom entrance in the distance.

Near 6:30 PM, the Norway pavilion was busy.

Queue lines for Maelstrom spill out both regular and Fast Pass

Guests take pictures from the Norway VIP lounge, above Maelstrom entrance.

Due to larger than normal crowds, Disney stationed security near the entrance of Maelstrom for much of the night.

The Fast Pass queue nearing 7 PM

Maelstrom, showing a 60 minute on it's final day

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Universal Studios Florida Trip Report (August 31, 2014) Halloween Horror Nights, Beetlejuice and more....

Just a few days away from the start of Halloween Horror Nights 24, we take a look at some of The Purge props that were put up a few weeks ago.
The streets of New York have been turned into The Purge scare zone.


Some props put up in front of the New York facades

Gone Purging sign on one of the New York facades

Friday, September 12, 2014

Imagination Gala at Epcot - Upcoming Pin Previews

At the Imagination Gala in Epcot, we took some time away from the trade boards, and checked out the pin preview boards.
Upcoming 2014 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Pins, featuring Olaf!

Upcoming Walt Disney World 2014 resort pins

More Disney Resort Holiday pins.
Holiday pin releases including Frozen & Rapunzel
Olaf mystery wreath box set
Jumbo 2014 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
Elsa & Anna Eau De Magique upcoming pin releases.
Happy Holidays Rapunzel 2014 Pin
Happy Holidays Wreath Box set overview
Some Disneyland releases, including the Mystery Box attractions collection
More Holiday 2014 Pins....
Walt Disney World 2014 Holiday Pins
2015 Walt Disney World Pins, featuring Mickey Mouse, Figment, Stitch, Cinderella and Tinker Bell

2015 Mystery Box Disney Parks set

Walt Disney World Mystery Box Set with Rapunzel, Ursula, and more

Upcoming Stitch pins....
2014 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Pins

Upcoming Disneyland Pin releases


2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Pins

2014 LE 1000 Orange Bird, Rapunzel, Figment and Olaf pin set