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2017 Spring Training – Florida’s Grapefruit League

Spring is just around the corner… and spring training is about to begin! Florida is the home of Major League Baseball’s Grapefruit League and spring training 2017.

Spring training typically lasts about six weeks, starting in late February and running until just before the season opening day (and often right at the end of spring training, some teams will play spring training games on the same day other teams have opening day of the season), traditionally the first week of April. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training first because pitchers benefit from a longer training period. A few days later, the position players arrive and team practice begins. Team members normally wear their batting practice uniforms for the duration of spring training and only wear their normal jerseys beginning on Opening Day.

Below you’ll find 2017 Spring Training park information, maps, and home game schedules for all the teams. Catch a game!

 

George M. Steinbrenner Field

Spring Training Home of the New York Yankees

3802 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33614

New York Yankees

New York Yankees 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Friday, February 241:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Sunday, February 261:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Wednesday, March 16:35 PMAtlanta Braves
Thursday, March 26:35 PMBaltimore Orioles
Sunday, March 51:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMTeam Canada
Saturday, March 111:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Sunday, March 121:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Wednesday, March 156:35 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Saturday, March 181:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Tuesday, March 216:35 PMBoston Red Sox
Friday, March 241:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Saturday, March 251:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Sunday, March 261:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, March 286:35 PMDetroit Tigers
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Florida Auto Exchange Stadium

Spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays

373 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698

Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Sunday, February 261:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Monday, February 271:07 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Wednesday, March 11:07 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 21:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 31:07 PMNew York Yankees
Sunday, March 51:07 PMTampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, March 71:07 PMTeam Canada
Saturday, March 111:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Monday, March 131:07 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 161:07 PMNew York Yankees
Saturday, March 181:07 PMTampa Bay Rays
Monday, March 201:07 PMMinnesota Twins
Wednesday, March 221:07 PMDetroit Tigers
Friday, March 241:07 PMBoston Red Sox
Saturday, March 251:07 PMTeam Canada Jr.
Sunday, March 261:07 PMBaltimore Orioles
Monday, March 276:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Wednesday, March 291:07 PMNew York Yankees
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Joker Marchant Stadium

Spring training home of the Detroit Tigers

2301 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL 33809

Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Thursday, February 231:05 PMFlorida Southern
Friday, February 241:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Saturday, February 251:05 PMHouston Astros
Monday, February 271:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMWashington Nationals
Thursday, March 21:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Saturday, March 41:05 PMNew York Yankees
Monday, March 61:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 101:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Sunday, March 121:05 PMNew York Mets
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Friday, March 171:05 PMNew York Yankees
Saturday, March 181:05 PMMiami Marlins
Monday, March 201:05 PMNew York Mets
Friday, March 241:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Sunday, March 261:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
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Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

Spring training home of the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros

5444 Haverhill Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Washington NationalsHouston Astros

Washington Nationals 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMHouston Astros
Thursday, March 21:05 PMWashington Nationals at Houston Astros
Friday, March 31:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 51:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 91:05 PMMiami Marlins
Friday, March 101:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 121:05 PMHouston Astros
Monday, March 131:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMWashington Nationals at Houston Astros
Thursday, March 161:05 PMNew York Mets
Saturday, March 181:05 PMHouston Astros
Monday, March 201:05 PMNew York Yankees
Tuesday, March 211:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Thursday, March 231:05 PMNew York Mets
Friday, March 241:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Saturday, March 251:05 PMWashington Nationals at Houston Astros
Sunday, March 261:05 PMHouston Astros
Tuesday, March 286:35 PMMiami Marlins
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2017 Houston Astros Spring Training Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMHouston Astros at Washington Nationals
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMMiami Marlins
Thursday, March 21:05 PMWashington Nationals at Houston Astros
Saturday, March 41:05 PMNew York Mets
Monday, March 61:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMNew York Mets
Saturday, March 111:05 PMMiami Marlins
Sunday, March 121:05 PMHouston Astros at Washington Nationals
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMNew York Mets
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMWashington Nationals
Friday, March 171:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Saturday, March 181:05 PMHouston Astros at Washington Nationals
Sunday, March 191:05 PMNew York Yankees
Monday, March 206:05 PM PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, March 221:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Saturday, March 251:05 PMWashington Nationals
Sunday, March 261:05 PMHouston Astros at Washington Nationals
Monday, March 276:05 PM PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMMiami Marlins
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Champion Stadium

Spring training home of the Atlanta Braves

700 South Victory Way
Kissimmee, FL 34747

Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Sunday, February 261:05 PMHouston Astros
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Friday, March 31:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Saturday, March 41:05 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Thursday, March 91:05 PMNew York Yankees
Friday, March 101:05 PMNew York Mets
Monday, March 131:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Thursday, March 161:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Saturday, March 181:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Sunday, March 191:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Monday, March 201:05 PMMiami Marlins
Thursday, March 236:05 PM PMDetroit Tigers
Saturday, March 251:05 PMNew York Mets
Monday, March 276:05 PM PMDetroit Tigers
Tuesday, March 281:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMNew York Mets
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Bright House Field

Spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies

601 Old Coachman Road
Clearwater, FL 33765

Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Thursday, February 231:05 PMUniversity of Tampa
Saturday, February 251:05 PMNew York Yankees
Monday, February 271:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Friday, March 31:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Saturday, March 41:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Sunday, March 51:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 91:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Friday, March 101:05 PMNew York Yankees
Sunday, March 121:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Friday, March 171:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Saturday, March 181:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Wednesday, March 221:05 PMNew York Yankees
Thursday, March 231:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 261:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Tuesday, March 286:35 PMToronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 301:05 PMNew York Yankees
Friday, March 311:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
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McKechnie Field

Spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates

1611 9th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Friday, March 31:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Saturday, March 41:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Monday, March 61:05 PMNew York Yankees
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMDominican Republic
Friday, March 101:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, March 121:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Friday, March 171:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Sunday, March 191:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Tuesday, March 211:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Friday, March 241:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Saturday, March 251:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Monday, March 276:05 PM PMMinnesota Twins
Tuesday, March 286:05 PM PMBoston Red Sox
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
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Hammond Stadium

Spring training home of the Minnesota Twins

14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33912

Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Friday, February 247:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, February 261:05 PMWashington Nationals
Monday, February 271:05 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Saturday, March 41:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Monday, March 61:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, March 87:05 PMTeam USA
Thursday, March 91:05 PMTeam Columbia
Saturday, March 111:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Sunday, March 121:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Monday, March 131:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Saturday, March 181:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Tuesday, March 211:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 247:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Sunday, March 261:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Tuesday, March 281:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Friday, March 3112:10 PMRochester
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Tradition Field

Spring training home of the New York Mets

525 NW Peacock Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

New York Mets

New York Mets 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:10 PMWashington Nationals
Sunday, February 261:10 PMDetroit Tigers
Monday, February 271:10 PMHouston Astros
Thursday, March 21:10 PMMiami Marlins
Friday, March 31:10 PMHouston Astros
Sunday, March 51:10 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, March 81:10 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 91:10 PMDetroit Tigers
Friday, March 101:10 PMHouston Astros
Saturday, March 111:10 PMWashington Nationals
Monday, March 131:10 PMMiami Marlins
Friday, March 171:10 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 191:10 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 221:10 PMMiami Marlins
Friday, March 241:10 PMHouston Astros
Sunday, March 261:10 PMAtlanta Braves
Monday, March 271:10 PMWashington Nationals
Tuesday, March 281:10 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
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JetBlue Park

Spring training home of the Boston Red Sox

11581 Daniels Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Thursday, February 231:05 PMNortheastern University
Friday, February 241:05 PMNew York Mets
Saturday, February 251:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Monday, February 271:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMNew York Yankees
Thursday, March 21:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, March 51:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Thursday, March 91:05 PMTeam USA
Friday, March 106:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Saturday, March 111:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 166:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Friday, March 171:05 PMHouston Astros
Sunday, March 191:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Monday, March 201:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Thursday, March 231:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Saturday, March 251:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Thursday, March 301:05 PMWashington Nationals
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Charlotte Sports Park

Spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays

2300 El Jobean Road
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Sunday, February 261:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 31:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Saturday, March 41:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Wednesday, March 86:35 PMTeam Colombia
Thursday, March 91:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Sunday, March 121:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMNew York Yankees
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Friday, March 171:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 191:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Monday, March 201:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Thursday, March 231:05 PMNew York Yankees
Saturday, March 251:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Thursday, March 301:05 PMMinnesota Twins
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Ed Smith Stadium

Spring training home of the Baltimore Orioles

2700 12th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237

Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Sunday, February 261:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Monday, February 271:05 PMNew York Yankees
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 21:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 51:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMDominican Republic
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Saturday, March 111:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Monday, March 131:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Thursday, March 166:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Sunday, March 191:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Tuesday, March 211:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Wednesday, March 226:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Saturday, March 256:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Monday, March 271:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 301:05 PMDetroit Tigers
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Roger Dean Stadium

Spring training home of the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals

4751 Main Street
Jupiter, FL 33458

Miami MarlinsSt. Louis Cardinals

Miami Marlins 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, February 261:05 PMMiami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMNew York Mets
Friday, March 31:05 PMWashington Nationals
Sunday, March 51:05 PMHouston Astros
Monday, March 61:05 PMNew York Mets
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMMiami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, March 101:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 121:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMNew York Mets
Friday, March 171:05 PMWashington Nationals
Sunday, March 191:05 PMWashington Nationals
Tuesday, March 211:05 PMHouston Astros
Thursday, March 231:05 PMMiami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, March 247:05Washington Nationals
Saturday, March 251:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 261:05 PMMiami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals
Monday, March 271:05 PMNew York Mets
Tuesday, March 281:05 PMHouston Astros
Friday, March 317:05Detroit Tigers
Saturday, April 112:05Detroit Tigers
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St. Louis Cardinals 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins
Sunday, February 261:05 PMMiami Marlins
Monday, February 271:05 PMWashington Nationals
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMNew York Mets
Thursday, March 21:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Saturday, March 41:05 PMWashington Nationals
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMWashington Nationals
Thursday, March 91:05 PMHouston Astros
Saturday, March 111:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Sunday, March 121:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins
Monday, March 131:05 PMHouston Astros
Thursday, March 161:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Saturday, March 181:05 PMNew York Mets
Wednesday, March 221:05 PMWashington Nationals
Thursday, March 231:05 PMMiami Marlins
Saturday, March 251:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins
Sunday, March 261:05 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 2912:05 PMWashington Nationals
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Dates, times and teams subject to change. All times ET.


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Planet Hollywood’s Transformed Orlando Flagship Location Reopens

Planet Hollywood, America’s preeminent restaurant destination dedicated to celebrating the entertainment industry, opened its Orlando flagship location, Planet Hollywood Observatory, January 30th, 2017.

Centrally located to all the nearby attractions, the restaurant overlooks the heart of Disney Springs, the dining, retail and entertainment district located at Walt Disney World Resort.

Multi-million dollar renovations have transformed Planet Hollywood’s iconic globe into a four-story stargazing observatory with new spaces including an outdoor terrace and lounge, a new menu and an exciting new look and feel.

The 36,000-square-foot restaurant invites patrons of all ages to “Dine Amongst the Stars” with an immersive theatrical dining experience unlike anything before.

ABOUT PLANET HOLLYWOOD

Planet Hollywood International, Inc. is the creator and worldwide developer of a consumer brand that capitalizes on the universal appeal of movies, television, sports, music and other leisure-time activities. The company’s worldwide operations offer products and services in the restaurant, retail, lodging, leisure and entertainment sectors.

For more information, visit www.planethollywood.com


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What’s The Scoop? Disney’s Avatar Land Opening This Summer


UPDATE: The Walt Disney Co. officially confirmed the opening date for Pandora: The World of Avatar — May 27, 2017.


So what’s the scoop with Avatar Land? While Disney’s only formal indication of the opening of Animal Kingdom’s  Avatar Land is “summer of 2017”, there may be a hint of a more concrete opening date.

Disney recently released it’s new Florida resident annual pass ticket prices, along with blackout dates. Typically blackout dates cover all Disney’s parks, but this year is different. Animal Kingdom, the home of Avatar Land has specific blackout dates… from May 27 to June 9, 2017. It’s quite possible that these blackout dates may coincide with the opening of Avatar Land.

What will Avatar Land be like? Here are several articles we have published that will give you a better idea:


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Now Playing: EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts

Planning your next road trip? You’ve still got time to visit Disney’s EPCOT International Festival of the Arts. New this year, the festival began in January and runs through February 20th, 2017.  Eat, drink and be dazzled by brilliant culinary masterpieces.

The festival features historical art from Disney’s past to today. Guest can experience a showcase of music and broadway at the American Gardens Theater stage, with performances at 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8pm., Friday through Monday.

Experience culinary creations at the Food Studios. Visitors can watch the chefs in action and see the creative process as the presentation comes to life.

There’s a lot to see and do, so be prepared to stay as long as you can. The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts runs through Monday, February 20th, 2017. For more information, visit the Disney website.


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I-4 Construction World Drive Exit Detour, Possible Delays Coming

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that the I-4 ramps at World Drive will be under construction.The project consists of milling, resurfacing, and upgrading guardrail at all Collector/Distribution Ramps and its associated interchange ramps connecting I-4 with World Drive, one of the major entrances to Disneyworld.

Lane Closures will take place Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 to Thursday, January 5th, 2017.

Tuesday, January 3 and Wednesday, January 4, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

  • Ramp 5 – Celebration heading to I-4 East/417 Exit will be closed. Traffic will be directed toward the I-4 West Exit, proceed to make a U-turn, leading motorists back onto I-4 East Exit. Crews will be removing and replacing guardrail.

Thursday, January 5 to Saturday, January 7, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

  • I-4 West Collector/Distributer Ramp to Celebration/Tampa will have a single right (outside) lane closed. Traffic will be directed to adjacent lane(s) around work zone. Crews will be removing and replacing guardrail.

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New Star Wars Experiences Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

A galaxy of new Star Wars experiences is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios beginning mid-December. The announcement noted that some of the coming-soon additions are inspired by “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” that opens in theaters worldwide on Dec. 16.

Guests, including fans of the epic space saga, will find new entertainment, special displays inside Star Wars Launch Bay, a first-ever themed tour and more at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Premiering this Month

  • Star Wars Launch Bay – a multi-sensory space celebrating all things Star Wars – is now updated with authentic replicas from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” joining other Star Wars memorabilia in the preview gallery. Making-of footage from “Rogue One” has been added to the “Meet the Makers” film featured in Star Wars Launch Bay.
  • In the popular daytime stage show “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away,” guests will get a first look at AWR Troopers from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Outfitted in their specialized Stormtrooper armor with a dark, ominous gleam, these soldiers serve as bodyguards and enforcers for Director Krennic, a highly placed officer within the Advance Weapons Research (AWR) division of the Empire. A new Troopers sequence will join the show Dec. 16. Performances daily.
  • The fan favorite nighttime show, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular,” will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on December 16 and will join “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” as a second nightly fireworks spectacular at the park through Dec. 31. The show will continue to be presented in 2017.
  • Starting mid-December, randomized tracks will be returning to Star Tours – the Adventures Continue, the popular attraction that uses motion simulator-based technology. Instead of each ride experience launching from the planet of Jakku, the attraction will be randomized to both start and end at different locations for every galactic journey. New scenes from “Star Wars: Episode VIII” will be added to Star Tours in the coming year.

New in 2017

For the ultimate fan comes the ultimate tour. An all-new Star Wars guided tour is a seven-hour immersion in all the park’s current Star Wars experiences. Here’s what it includes:

  • A Star Wars “all-in-the-know” tour guide
  • Priority boarding for Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Encounter two Star Wars characters (Chewbacca and Kylo Ren) at Star Wars Launch Bay
  • An in-depth, insider’s tour around Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Screening of “Star Wars: Path of the Jedi”
  • Enjoy Star Wars-themed menu items during dinner at Backlot Express
  • A spot in the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party, which includes themed sweets and specialty beverages, as well as reserved viewing for the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show

Younglings ages 4-12 on the guided tour package can also train in the way of The Force in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. Priced at $129 per person, tours begin Jan. 2 and will be offered on Mondays and Saturdays throughout 2017. Reservations for January tours can be made soon.


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Disney Lights Up the Holiday Sky with Hundreds of Choreographed Drones

This holiday season, guests at Disney Springs – the shopping, dining and entertainment district of Walt Disney World Resort – will get a chance to see Disney and Intel exploring remarkable new technology as hundreds of lighted show drones take to the nighttime sky in “Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration.”

The first-of-its-kind light show featuring 300 Intel® Shooting Star™ show drones invites guests to gaze skyward and make a special wish this holiday season. The synchronized choreography of the new Intel Shooting Star drones is set to a specially orchestrated arrangement of classic holiday music. In the nostalgic and stirring medley, Disney Springs guests can listen for a few bars of classic Disney melodies.

“Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration” marks the first time in the United States 300 show drones have flown at one time. At 280g, the Intel Shooting Star drone weighs less than a volleyball, and features built-in LED lights that can create more than four billion color combinations.

“Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration” will join other holiday enhancements at Disney Springs, including a brand-new Christmas Tree Trail, special seasonal entertainment, meet and greets with Santa, and festive decor throughout all four neighborhoods – Town Center, The Landing, West Side and Marketplace.

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Celebrate the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World

Guests can celebrate America’s birthday with a red, white and blue extravaganza at Walt Disney World Resort. There will be no shortage of nighttime fun, as fireworks will dance across the skies above the Florida vacation kingdom. Here’s a look a what’s in store:

Magic Kingdom | I-4 Exit Guide
Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom

The celebration begins with “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky,” July 3 and 4 at Magic Kingdom. The 14-minute fireworks spectacular rockets into the sky above Cinderella Castle at 9 p.m. both nights.

The fireworks are set to an exciting musical score produced in a concert band style. This score was specifically created to stir a sense of pride in being American, show producers say, while at the same time, inviting guests from around the world to feel part of the celebration.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Guests can enjoy the all-new “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks nightly, with the show beginning at a special time of 9:30 p.m. for the holiday weekend, July 3 and 4. The next generation of Star Wars-themed fireworks shows, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular,” dazzles with new themed fireworks, lasers, special effects and video projections of iconic characters and scenes from the complete saga, all set to the unforgettable score of the film series.

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Epcot dring the International Flower and garden Festival

Epcot

Guests visiting Epcot on July 4 will have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite Disney characters dressed in patriotic attire throughout the afternoon at the American Adventure Pavilion. Voices of Liberty, the eight-part a capella group, will have special performances at American Gardens Theatre at 12:30, 1:45 and 3 p.m. They also will perform inside the American Adventure Rotunda at 4:15 and 5 p.m. that day. Guests also will have the opportunity to catch the Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps outside at 1, 2:15, 3:30, 4 and 4:45 p.m.

That evening, the spectacular fireworks and laser show “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” lights the night at 10 p.m. with a heart-pounding grand finale in a salute to America.

Additional Patriotic Entertainment

Other patriotic offerings that guests can enjoy year-round in the parks include indoor attractions that offer shows about the history of America, dining options and entertainment.

Guests at Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion will find various ways to explore America’s past and present with “We, The People,” a journey through pivotal moments in America’s history narrated by Audio-Animatronic figures of Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain, and “The Kinsey Collection,” an exhibit that showcases 400 years of African-American achievement through rare art, documents, books and artifacts.

At Magic Kingdom, The Hall of Presidents: A Celebration of Liberty’s Leaders gives guests an entertaining lesson in American history. Guests also can get a taste of traditional New England-inspired foods at Liberty Tree Tavern, a restaurant situated in a colonial-style inn that serves lunch and dinner daily. After nightfall, dancing patriots, a stately bald eagle, glittering lights and the patriotic music of the Main Street Electrical Parade all honor America as the parade’s stunning final float lights Main Street, U.S.A. nightly.

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Town Center at Disney Springs Now Open

Town Center, the newest neighborhood at Disney Springs, is now open for business!

Town Center at Disney Springs is a brand-new, sprawling retail-centered area. Spanish revival architecture, fountains, lush landscaping and dominant water features, make Town Center a absolutely beautiful addition to the former Downtown Disney destination, now dubbed Disney Springs.

Here are a few photos of Town Center, taken shortly after opening:

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Town Center at Disney Springs: Lagoon with Planet Hollywood in the background. Click to enlarge.

 

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Town Center at Disney Springs: Indoor Shopping Concourse. Click to enlarge

 

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Town Center at Disney Springs: Over the bridge looking towards the new STK Orlando restaurant. Click to enlarge.

 

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Town Center at Disney Springs – Blaze Pizza overlooking the lagoon. Click to enlarge.

 

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Town Center at Disney Springs: Outdoor shopping concourse. Click to enlarge.

 

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Town Center at Disney Springs: View of shopping concourse from Lime parking garage entrance. Click to enlarge.

 

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Town Center at Disney Springs: Crowds gather near Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. Click to enlarge.

 

Disney Springs is open 7 days a week, typically from 10:00 am to Midnight, although hours can vary per establishment and are subject to change.

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Coming This Summer – Magical New Experiences Will Debut at All Four Disneyworld Parks

An incredible lineup of new attractions and experiences will debut this summer across all four Walt Disney World theme parks and beyond.

  • A flurry of fireflies awakens the iconic Tree of Life with colorful animation, and the songs of Disney’s new hit film “The Jungle Book” come to life on Discovery River, just two of the many new experiences as Disney’s Animal Kingdom introduces nighttime hours for the first time in the park’s 18-year history.
  • “Frozen,” the top animated film of all time, comes to life for the first time in an enchanting, music-filled attraction in the Norway pavilion at Epcot.
  • Princesses Tiana and Rapunzel join a rousing show on the grandest stage of all in front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park.
  • An awe-inspiring new Star Wars fireworks and projection spectacular premieres at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Disney Springs welcomes more top shopping destinations and celebrity chef restaurants in a glittering new setting.

Across its four theme parks, multiple resort hotels and diverse shopping and dining offerings, guests will find unforgettable experiences to share with family and friends, making every moment as magical as it can be.

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The Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

For the first time in its 18-year history, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will debut new day-into-nighttime experiences that celebrate the magic of nature beginning Memorial Day Weekend.

  • The park’s iconic Tree of Life will awaken each night amid a lively celebration of Discovery Island music and dance. Through stunning visuals, animal spirits appear and enchanted fireflies reveal stories of wonder as the tree morphs to showcase the magic of nature.
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris transitions to a new nighttime adventure in the extended orange glow of a setting sun. For the first time, hyenas and African wild dogs join the safari trail.
  • Discovery River becomes the stage for music and pageantry in a limited-engagement show inspired by Disney’s hit live-action film The Jungle Book. The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic is a live show filled with music and special effects that celebrates the new film and the classic songs, now infused with an Indian influence.
  • Hungry adventurers can have lunch or dinner at the new Tiffins signature restaurant on Discovery Island Memorial Day Weekend. Guests seated in the restaurant’s travel-themed dining rooms or on the waterfront patio can sip libations and savor dishes featuring African, Asian and South American flavors.
  • Across the park, guests can experience wondrous new nighttime experiences and entertainment celebrating marvels in nature and enjoy long-time favorites such as Expedition Everest, DINOSAUR, Kali River Rapids and more – in a whole new light.
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Epcot During the Flower and garden Festival

Epcot

Anna, Elsa and other beloved characters from the blockbuster film, “Frozen,” will give the summer season a warm hug at Epcot beginning this June. Meanwhile “Turtle Talk with Crush” makes fun waves and Soarin takes guests to new heights.

  • Anna, Elsa and their Frozen friends will welcome guests aboard the new Frozen Ever After boat ride that sails into a “Frozen” world at the Norway Pavilion. Passengers on their way to Arendelle’s Winter in Summer Celebration for Queen Elsa visit the ice palace and hear beloved film tunes plus new lyrics by Oscar-winning “Let It Go” songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
  • Also at Norway Pavilion, Anna and Elsa will greet guests in the new Royal Sommerhus, modeled after a traditional Norwegian cabin.
  • In Future World, guests will celebrate the U.S. debut of the new Soarin’ Around the World attraction at The Land Pavilion June 17. Now with a third Epcot theater, plus new digital screens and projection systems, the expanded attraction takes guests on an exhilarating “flight” above spectacular global landscapes and man-made wonders.
  • Guests will also find new additions at “Turtle Talk with Crush” beginning in May with characters from Disney•Pixar film “Finding Dory”. When Crush the sea turtle swims up to the “Human Tank” at Epcot, he’ll be joined by Dory and some of her new friends that guests will get to know when “Finding Dory” swims into theaters on June 17, 2016.
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Main Steet at Disneyworld’s Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom

Classic Disney characters will join contemporary animated film stars this June in a new extravaganza on the grand Cinderella Castle stage, and Magic Kingdom guests can experience a new dining adventure.

  • For the first time, Tiana of “Princess and the Frog,” and Rapunzel of “Tangled,” co-star with Anna and Elsa of “Frozen,” and a host of favorite Disney characters in the new Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire show. Performed on the grandest stage in the kingdom, the star-studded tale of friendship presents Mickey Mouse and his troupe of Merry Makers – Minnie Mouse, Donald, Daisy and Goofy – who invite 10 new friends from different animated worlds to join the celebration. This “timeless fairytale” of a show combines grand dance, fireworks and stunts with memorable music, an original song and special effects.
  • Disney Parks will welcome Elena of Avalor, Disney’s first princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures. Elena of Avalor will appear at Walt Disney World Resort later this summer and at Disneyland Resort in the fall, following her television debut in a new animated series this summer on Disney Channel.
  • Next door to the legendary Jungle Cruise, guests can enjoy the bold flavors of “World Famous Jungle Cuisine” served by the wisecracking crew of the new Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen. It’s the first Disney full-service restaurant themed after a specific park attraction.
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

In the galactic wake of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, new Star-Wars-themed experiences shift into light speed.

  • The next generation of Star Wars-themed fireworks shows, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular,” will premiere this June with new themed fireworks, lasers, special effects and video projections of iconic characters and scenes from the complete saga, all set to the unforgettable score of the film series.
  • The live stage show “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away” debuted April 4, celebrating moments from the Star Wars saga with live vignettes featuring popular characters such as BB-8, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and Darth Maul.
  • First Order Stormtroopers led by Captain Phasma march in formation from Star Wars Launch Bay to the park’s Center Stage, adding menace to the entertainment. Star Wars Launch Bay showcases large-scale artifacts and encounters with characters including Kylo Ren. The re-imagined Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple experience also features new characters. And at Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, guests buckle up for an enhanced high-speed journey with new Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters and a visit to Jakku.
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The Boathouse at the new Disney Springs

Disney Springs and Water Parks Make a Splash

Inspired by Florida’s waterfront towns and natural beauty, Disney Springs is a charming district filled with unique retailers and restaurants from award-winning chefs. Throughout the summer, new stores and restaurants will open as Disney Springs more than doubles the number of retail, dining and other venues for guests

  • As Disney Springs continues to expand and diversify its dining, shopping and entertainment, more exciting high-profile tenants are coming onboard, including Anthropologie, Under Armour, kate spade new york, Sephora and Lucky Brand, among others. Other new shops opening in 2016 include Zara, Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer, UNIQLO and PANDORA.
  • More than 30 new tenants will be coming to Disney Springs this summer, including retail shops and dining venues.
  • Home to world-class dining, Disney Springs is shaping up to be a culinary dream. With its chic style and Pan-Asian flavors, Morimoto Asia offers just a taste of what’s to come as more new eateries are gearing up to open in the coming year, including Tablas Frontera by Chef Rick Bayless; Homecoming – Florida Kitchen and Shine Bar by Chef Art Smith; STK Orlando, a modern steakhouse with the ambience of a sleek lounge; Sprinkles, the world’s first cupcake bakery; Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a modern-day “pizza joint” with artisanal pies; and the reimagined, Planet Hollywood Observatory with new outdoor terrace and live entertainment.
  • Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless and Chef Art Smith join master Chef Masaharu Morimoto in a growing collection of James Beard Award winning chefs at Disney Springs.
  • At Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba,” the new B-Boys hip-hop, breakdancing threesome showcase a rare mix of rhythm, strength and “how-did-they-do-that?” moves. As part of the show’s ongoing evolution, the masterful Aerial Bamboo act joins recent additions of madcap clowns and a breathtaking rolla bolla juggling act.

Meanwhile, Disney water parks will ramp up with playful spirits and summer fun faster than Olaf can beg for warm hugs.

  • At Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Olaf from Disney’s animated hit “Frozen,” will be living his “In Summer” dream as he and Kristoff host The “Frozen” Games of friendly, fun competitions.
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park castaways can splash down on a sandy summer beach with a cold ale and savory snack after a wild slide on Crush ‘n’ Gusher water coaster.

Disney guests will have a magical summer experience wherever they play, dine, relax or celebrate at Walt Disney World theme parks, entertainment venues and resort hotels.

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