Saturday, November 23, 2013

Universal Studios Diagon Alley London Construction Update 11/23/13

It's been a few weeks since we have been to Universal Studios. Diagon Alley moving right along!



Universal Studios Florida Photo Report 11/23/13 (Christmas Decor, Springfield Updates, City Walk)

Macy's Holiday Parade runs from Dec 7 - Jan 4

It seemed as if there were many more decorations this year at Universal.

Mel's Drive In decked out for Christmas.

The huge tree is up, sans lights.

Every building in New York is decked out with garland, wreaths and lights.

Friday, November 22, 2013

2013 IAAPA Show Recap (Goliath, Scare Factory, GCI, Sally, Zamperla, etc...)

 The 2013 IAAPA show was recently held in Orlando. One of the highlights was the unveiling of Six Flags Great America's new coaster train from Rocky Mountain Coasters , Goliath!
This large ropes course was setup in the convention center for guests to try.

Overview of the trade show floor.

Dark Ride maker, Sally had an extremely impressive display to show attendees.

Daniels Wood Land makes whimsical elaborate tree houses. They won the award for best large booth exhibit.
Love the toilet seats that players sit on in this Stinky Feet shooting game.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Walt Disney World's Wilderness Lodge decorated for Christmas 11/20/13

After hearing that the Christmas Tree at Wilderness Lodge was up, we decided to take a trip and check it out.

The whole lobby is decorated beautifully. This is above the fireplace, where there are plenty of rocking chairs to relax on.

 The Wilderness Lodge tree is massive. I've read that is 60 feet tall.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Disney's Contemporary Resort 2013 Holiday Gingerbread Tree

 The Contemporary Resort recently put up their Mary Blair It's A Small World Gingerbread Tree.



Monorail passing thru the Contemporary Resort.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Downtown Disney Springs Construction Update 11/14/13 (New Bypass Bridge, Concept Art, Parking Garage)

The new Pleasure Island bypass bridge recently opened and gives you some new waterfront views.

Adorning the construction walls is concept art for Disney Springs.

 I honestly haven't paid enough attention to notice if all these concepts have been made public before.

Animal Kingdom Photo Trip Report 11/10/13 (Christmas Tree, Mickey & Minnie, Finding Nemo The Musical)

It's been awhile since we stopped in at Animal Kingom

This huge Christmas Tree is at the front entrance of the park.

Large characters adorn the outskirts of the tree. Here's Eeyore!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Magic Kingdom Photo Update (Holiday Decorations, Mine Train Update, Grand Floridian Gingerbread House)

Christmas has hit the Magic Kingdom in full force

This year, WDW has decorated New Fantasyland for the Holidays.


 Gaston really does use antlers in all of his decorating!

 Be Our Guest for quick service lunch is extremely popular and the wait is always long.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

2013 Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Hollywood Studios

This year the lights run from November 8, 2013 thru January 5, 2014.
The lights are extremely popular, and bring in a huge crowd nightly.
This year, Glow with the Show ears interact with the lights, as seen in our video above.

 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Jingle Cruise debuts at the Magic Kingdom (11/8/13)

The holiday overlay started at the Magic Kingdom
Instead of the normal Jungle Cruise, it's now the Jingle Cruise


The queue has holiday themed music and decor.

Christmas trees in the Jungle Cruise queue with Christmas lights = win

Monday, November 4, 2013

2013 Christmas Merchandise debuts at Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World (11/4/13)

 Even though Halloween was just a few days ago, Christmas merchandise debuted at the Magic Kingdom.
The prominent theme is Mickey & Minnie dressed in these cream & red color outfits.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Anna & Elsa from Frozen start meet & greet at Epcot in Norway (11/2/13)

 Anna & Elsa from Frozen started their meet & greet today at Epcot in Norway.
Frozen signage at the door.

Times for today's meet & greet.