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Disney Reveals Epic, Model of Star Wars-Themed Lands

During a special preview of D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled a first look at the epic, richly detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands under development at Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla. This stunning exhibition, on display in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ “A Galaxy of Stories” pavilion at D23 Expo, is yet another example of the breathtaking new worlds, immersive storytelling and transformational guest experiences that set Disney apart.

“To say we are excited for the Star Wars-themed lands to open in 2019 is an understatement,” Chapek said. “All along, we have said this will be game-changing, and through the model we can begin to see how truly epic these immersive new worlds will be.”

Chapek plans to share exciting new details about the project during the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Hall D23 Presentation on Saturday. The model will remain on display at the pavilion throughout the weekend to give visitors an up-close look at what’s to come on this never-before seen planet. In addition, the pavilion will display models, artwork and media that provide a first-ever look at some of the locations, starships, creatures, and droids that guests will encounter when they visit this new planet.

At D23 Expo 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced the Star Wars project to the delight of thousands of fans in attendance. The jaw-dropping new lands will open with two anchor attractions – one that gives guests the chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and one that puts guests right in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Representing the largest single-themed land expansion at 14 acres each, the Star Wars-themed lands will open in 2019.

However, guests don’t need to wait until 2019 to be immersed in the Star Wars galaxy. From special character encounters to fan-favorite attractions like Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, and interactive entertainment like Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, guests of all ages can experience Star Wars stories at Disney parks and resorts around the world.


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First Look: Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The much anticipated, and long awaited Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom finally opened to the public on Memorial Day Weekend, and we were there. To say it was busy would be the understatement of the year.

Crowds were incredibly large and the wait times were a testament to the patience of a die hard Disney fan. In fact, the crowds were so large that, at times there was a 2 hour wait just to get into that section of the park so you could then wait up to 4 more hours to get to experience one of two new attractions; Na’vi River Journey, a boat ride deep into a bioluminescent rainforest in search of the Na’vi Shaman of Songs, or Avatar Flight of Passage, an expedition that lets interstellar explorers like you climb atop a mountain banshee for a breathtaking, first-person flight over the moon’s incredible landscape.

There were even waiting lines to get into the gift shops.

Needless to say, a six hour wait is a little extreme, but we did bring back a great collection of photos to give you an idea of the detail that went into creating this amazing world.

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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:

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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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