Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon will be closed Thursday, March 22 due to low temperatures in the area.
Disney’s Blizzard Beach will also be closed on Friday, March 23; however Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon will be open on the 23rd from 10am-5pm. Both water parks are expected to be open on Saturday, March 24, 2018.
Disney’s Fantasia Gardens and Winter Summerland Miniature Golf courses will remain open with normal operating hours.
Star Wars Day at Sea returns on 15 special sailings this January through April on the Disney Fantasy and today Disney revealed some brand new experiences guests can enjoy on their cruise. Check them out!
The Dark Side
To kick off Star Wars Day at Sea celebrations, in a one-time experience the night before the event, Darth Vader and Stormtroopers will march into the ship’s atrium for an Imperial takeover.
Kylo Ren will appear in “Jedi Training Academy,” where young Jedi-in-training summon their courage and the Force to face off against Darth Vader and Kylo Ren.
Rey will take the stage in the “Summon the Force” nighttime deck show that celebrates great moments from across the Star Wars galaxy including iconic characters and new favorites, complete with an epic fireworks finale accompanied by John Williams’ iconic music.
In “Porgs Onboard! Scavenger Hunt,” Chewbacca needs your help to track the Porgs that have been wreaking havoc throughout the ship. You’ll find and decode secret messages to solve a ship-wide quest and be greeted by everyone’s favorite Wookiee at the end of your adventure.
In the days leading up to the epic celebration, check out all of the Star Wars feature films in the Buena Vista Theatre, culminating in a showing of the newest film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
Fun for the whole family
New in 2018, you are guaranteed a time to meet and take photographs with C-3PO and R2-D2, Chewbacca and Darth Vader. Before you even step onboard, you have the chance to reserve these character encounters online under the My Disney Cruise section of disneycruise.com.
Guests can step into the saga and pose with a life-size replica of Han Solo frozen in Carbonite, as well as other cool Star Wars-themed backdrops.
In Star Wars Drawing Academy, guests can learn to draw some of their favorite Star Wars characters and a new character from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Is it a Porg? You’ll just have to wait and see!
Star Wars-themed interactive games, trivia and activities for the whole family will be hosted by your Disney cruise staff on the pool deck and in the D Lounge.
These are the droids you’re looking for
C-3PO will make an appearance in Star Wars: Command Post in Disney’s Oceaneer Club. During a special activity, children train to be members of the Resistance and fend off the First Order. C-3PO pays a visit to check on their training and further human-cyborg relations.
Droid Racing is a fast-paced activity that the whole family will enjoy where guests can race BB-Unit droids around a course in the ship’s atrium.
In a hands-on activity for families, everyone tests their skills to become master droid builders and create an intergalactic droid.
All of these new experiences are included in a Star Wars Day at Sea cruise, and just some of the ways you can celebrate the legendary adventures and iconic characters from the Star Wars galaxy.
The SpectacuLAB, a new entertainment offering at Epcot, will debut November 13, 2017 at Innoventions East. This interactive show will invite guests to join a group of real scientists and their tech-savvy intern – for a series of thrilling experiments that put scientific principles like ultrasonic pressure, barometric pressure, acceleration and force to the test. Through this funny and fascinating show, guests of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in the demonstrations and discover how each scientific principle has inspired amazing technologies we enjoy today.
The show will be presented at 10:30am, 11:45am, 2:00pm, 3:15pm, and 4:30pm.
To bring The SpectacuLAB to life, Walt Disney World will collaborate with sponsor Murata, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of advanced electronic components, and Science from Scientists, a nonprofit organization that aims to improve STEM literacy at schools.
Disney PhotoPass service has two new sweet treats magic shots available at Magic Kingdom park in Walt Disney World.
You can find the Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bar Magic Shot in Tomorrowland, Frontierland or on Main Street, U.S.A.
You can also take your photo with the infamous Dole Whip® with a delightfully “cool” Magic Shot available at select PhotoPass locations in Adventureland.
Be sure to ask the photographers you visit at these locations for these Magic Shots.
If you want to see a larger palette of available Magic Shots, visit the Albums section of the Disney PhotoPass Service Facebook page to view which Magic Shots are currently available at each of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort.
House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs will host a special “Tap Takeover” event on August 29. First Magnitude Brewing Company, from Gainesville, will be coming out to takeover HOB’s Courtyard craft beer taps! Join them for live music from Matt Shenk and giveaways.
Plus, enjoy special event prices of four 4oz pours for $7 and 14oz pours for $6.
Taps on deck:
72 American Pale Ale
Drift English Mild Ale
Wakulla Weizen – German Style Hefeweizen
Devil’s Eye Double IPA – Season