Walt Disney World and Universal are closing their Orlando theme parks amid coronavirus concerns.
— Read on www.orlandosentinel.com/coronavirus/os-ne-disney-world-closes-coronavirus-health-20200313-n7ocyer7bbc4zi725gfhfor2oa-story.html
Happy New Year!
The Mature Mouse™ has been quiet for some time. My apologies. I plan to post more in the new year. There has been a lot of changes happening in Walt Disney World, and I will be discussing them in the future. And, there are still things I wanted to talk about from my April 2018 trip.
Today, however, I wanted to share some exciting news: The Mature Mouse™ is heading to Disneyland in July. As you might have read in my first blog, posted years ago, my first trip to Disneyland happened back in 1970, at the age of 12, during Disneyland’s 15th anniversary. It is 50 years later, I am 62, and Disney is turning 65.
I will keep you updated on my planning, as well as the trip itself. Please share your experiences and tips for the Disneyland Resort.
Walt Disney World buses are taking on a new look
— Read on disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/07/the-sensational-six-are-rolling-out-on-disney-transportation/
Set precise calculations and engage your hyperdrive to visit Disney Parks Blog for information about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Each image will take you to a different article about this new, highly-immersive world in Disneyland. Are you going to be among the first to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?
Donald Duck first appeared in the cartoon, The Wise Little Hen, on June 9, 1934.
The Mature Mouse™ enjoyed IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, but it is time for a change. However, Disney is planning of replacing IllumiNations in stages. Epcot Forever will be a placeholder until a permanent replacement show is ready. Diehard Disney fans do not like change, but Walt Disney warned us about change this famous quote: “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” What are your thoughts about the new nighttime spectacular coming to Epcot?
Disney Parks Blog recently published this article about the premier of “Epcot Forever.”
by Shawn Slater, Senior Communications Manager, Disney Parks Live Entertainment
After a dazzling 20-year run, we will bid a fond farewell to “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” at Epcot on September 30, 2019. So come and gather around World Showcase Lagoon this summer to enjoy this breathtaking display of lasers, lights and fireworks, as we get ready to launch two new nighttime spectaculars as part of the park’s unprecedented, multi-year transformation.
Debuting October 1, 2019, “Epcot Forever” will be an all-new, limited-time spectacle of fireworks, music, lighting, lasers and choreographed, special effects kites. The show will take us on a journey through the past, present and future of Epcot. Featuring a stirring collection of songs that paint a colorful picture of the park, this nighttime extravaganza will offer both a trip down memory lane and a look towards the future and all the magical possibilities still to come.
Disney Parks Live Entertainment is busy getting “Epcot Forever” ready for its opening day. Show Director Alan Bruun recently shared some details about the concept behind the show and the team’s collaboration with noted conductor and composer Don Harper, who is producing new arrangements of classic Epcot tunes to weave into the soundtrack of “Epcot Forever.”
“Epcot Forever” will continue into 2020, when the next epic nighttime extravaganza makes its debut. Keep reading Disney Parks Blog in the months ahead for more on both those shows and all the other new experiences on the way to “Wow!” guests, while keeping true to the original vision of this amazing park.
It is no secret that the Haunted Mansion attraction at Walt Disney World is a fan favorite of The Mature Mouse™. Now you and your family will be able to have your photo taken with some of the 999 grim grinning ghosts that inhabit the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World. Here is the announcement from Disney Parks Blog.
Disney PhotoPass Service’s 13th Attraction Photo Opportunity at Walt Disney World Resort Materializes at the Haunted Mansion
by Emily Southard, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
The Grim Grinning Ghosts are ready for their photo. Are you?
Beginning today, Disney PhotoPass Service will capture a spirited photo of you as your Doom Buggy journeys through a labyrinth of haunted chambers in the Haunted Mansion attraction at Walt Disney World Resort! You might even notice a few silly spooks that fill in the dead space of your photo.
This is the 13th attraction photo capture opportunity in Florida and joins more than 100 places where Disney PhotoPass Service captures memories throughout Walt Disney World Resort. At Character Experiences, participating dining locations, and the most scenic locations around the parks, Disney PhotoPass Service is committed to ensuring you have photos of your favorite vacation moments to treasure long after you’ve departed.
To preview, purchase and download this attraction photo, you must be wearing a MagicBand or MagicBand 2 Icon in a MagicKeeper that’s linked to your Disney account. When you do, your photo will be automatically linked to your account, where it can be previewed at Disneyworld.com/PhotoPass or in the My Disney Experience app.
And with Memory Maker, all of these Disney PhotoPass photos will follow you home! Make final arrangements to purchase Memory Maker at least three days prior to your vacation at the advance purchase price of $169. Purchase Memory Maker after your vacation for $199.*
In celebration of the launch of our 13th attraction with photo capture at Walt Disney World Resort, we’ll be offering a few special opportunities around the Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom Park on April 13! Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog and Disney PhotoPass Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for more details.
Hop aboard your Doom Buggy and share your Haunted Mansion attraction photos using #HauntedPhotoPass!
*Disney PhotoPass Service and Memory Maker are subject to the applicable terms and policies. Includes photos taken during the applicable Memory Maker Window as defined in such terms (generally, photos taken (i) within one day for Memory Maker One Day or (ii) within 30 days from the date of first activation for standard Memory Maker). If Memory Maker is purchased at the advance purchase price, any photos taken within 3 days of the date Memory Maker is purchased are not included and must be purchased separately. A MagicBand is required to receive certain attraction photos and other digital content. Online registration required. Disney PhotoPass Photos in your account will expire pursuant to the expiration policy. Downloads are restricted to personal use only. Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Valid theme park admission required for certain photo locations.