Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Walt Disney World Polynesian Resort Update (Construction, Gingerbread Houses & Wyland Galleries)

We start out this quick Polynesian tour looking at the beach being torn apart to make way for the rumored DVC.

A look at the Polynesian construction from the Magic Kingdom ferry boat.

Last look at the construction for the Polynesian DVC.
While strolling thru the Polynesian, we came across the 2013 CM Gingerbread House contest.

The first house on display was this great Spaceship Earth

The other was this gingerbread house.
Lastly, we decided to take a last tour thru the Wyland Galleries. It's rumored to be closing at the end of the year.

Monday, December 23, 2013

2013 Totally Tomorrowland Christmas at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas is basically the same show it's been for the past few years.

Buzz Lightyear in A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas

Mike Wasowski in A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas

Mike is pretty excited to be here.

The star of the show, Stitch in A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas

2013 Celebrate The Season at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

Celebrate The Season is another holiday show usually only offered during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.
The characters in this show have moving eyes and mouths. You get lots of pictures with closed eyes like this.

The show is an 18 minute show on the castle stage.

The usual suspects are in attendance. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald and Chip & Dale.

Chip & Dale in Celebrate The Season.


Santa's Reindeer make a special appearance.

Lots of singing and dancing.

Santa Goofy comes out for a bit.

Toy Soldiers with Mickey

Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade at Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade is typically only run during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party nights. The week of Christmas, the Magic Kingdom runs it twice a day for regular day guests.

Mickey, Minnie & Duffy

Here's Donald Duck & Daisy

#IncrediblesSuperDanceParty Debuts in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom

The Incredibles Super Dance Party or #IncrediblesSuperDanceParty has replaced Club 626 in Tomorrowland.

This dance party features Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Universal Studios Florida 12/21/13 (Diagon Alley Construction Update, Hogwarts Express)

Diagon Alley at sunset.

Work continues quickly at Universal Studios on Diagon Alley.

With an expected June opening, the facade buildings are really starting to take shape.

It's amazing how much work is done from week to week.

The scaffolding was recently removed from the front.


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Downtown Disney (Disney Springs Construction, Food Trucks) 12/19/2013

Did a quick run trip to Downtown Disney. This Pleasure Island sign is still up for now.

The old Captain Jacks restaurant and the boat docks have been completely demolished.


Advertisement for an upcharge New Years Eve Party at Disney Quest

These Mickey Christmas Sweaters Tee-Shirts seem to be popular. I see lots of people wearing them around this week.

The Food Trucks are stationed all around the West Side. This one is themed to Hollywood Studios.

A sample of the menu on the Studios Truck.

Here's the Animal Kingdom themed food truck.

Here's the Animal Kingdom Food Truck menu.

A look at the Epcot World Showcase of Flavors food truck.

And lastly here is the Fantasy Fare Magic Kingdom food truck. The trucks are rumored to be sent over to Hollywood Studios for the busy Christmas / New Years week.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Disney World Pin Preview & Trading Night at ESPN Wide World of Sports 12/17/13

Kermit The Frog Topiary Pin for Flower & Garden 2014. Also shown is the Tow Mater , Lightning McQueen and Hook & Pan as well.

Sure to be popular, A Piece of Spectro Magic History featuring Chip & Dale pin.

This SpectroMagic piece of history pin is due out 2/13/14

Chinese Zodiac Mystery Collection.

Rapunzel, Merida and Duffy as Sulley.

Some new Tinker Bell pins due in March 2014.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train pins due in March. Possible to coincide with the opening of the ride?

Jessica & Roger Rabbit Valentines Pin plus Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Pin.