Beginning May 26, guests will be able to catch a brand new experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios called “The Music of Pixar Live! A symphony of Characters” Do you have a favorite song from a beloved Pixar film? Hear it live backed by a complete orchestra during this limited-time event. You might even see an appearance of your favorite Disney Pixar characters as well!
“The Music of Pixar LIVE!” will be presented three times nightly at Theater of the Stars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (following the regular daily performances of “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage”). The show will also feature highlights from some of Pixar’s greatest scores, from films like “Toy Story” to “Cars 3.” Guests can also expect appearances by Woody, Jessie, Mike and Sulley, the Incredibles and more.
Earlier this year, Disney announced Magic Kingdom’s long-running “Wishes” fireworks show was coming to an end to make way for a brand new nighttime spectacular, “Happily Ever After” set to debut on May 12, 2017.
Fans of “Wishes”, who would love to catch the show one more time before it ends on May 11, are in luck because DisneyParksLIVE announced they will live stream the entire show from Magic Kingdom tonight, March 23 at 8:55pm ET. The broadcast will start off with a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of “Wishes” and end with an update on the new “Happily Ever After” show.
To watch the live stream, go to DisneyParksBlog and look for the new blog post, and don’t forget to follow along on Twitter by using hashtag #DisneyParksLIVE.
A brand new experience is debuting at Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs where guests can learn the special art of cake decorating. This event begins on March 31 and reservations are available now on Fridays from 8:45am – 10:30am through May 5, 2017.
During the Cake Decorating Experience guests will sip complimentary specialty coffee, mimosas and bellinis while working next to the pros at Amorette’s Patisserie to decorate their very own Mickey Dome Cake. Guests will learn how to blend artistry and storytelling in cake design, starting with the elegant glaçage (or mirror glaze) and ending with the finishing touches such as edible chocolate sculpted ears, tail, belt and buttons.
Space is limited. Make your reservations now. Cost is $129 plus tax for ages 10 and up, for one to two guests working on a single cake. A second cake can be purchased for an additional $40. Reservations can be made by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dining.
Today we have an awesome new look at the inside creative process on the construction of Pandora – The World of Avatar from Walt Disney Imagineering. In this video, we see behind the brilliant minds who mastered the creation of this brand new land.
In the film AVATAR, the planet of Pandora featured an ecosystem all its own, with lush bioluminescent flora, precious fauna, and a culture of people who saw and respected the value of their precious planet. In order to create this new land for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the project team approached bringing Pandora to life as if they were building a real world – unlike one anyone had experienced before – based on the world in the film.
“We’ve had this group sit down and try to understand what would Pandora really look like? How would it feel? What sounds would you hear if you were taking a nature trail along Pandora,” said Dr. Mark Penning Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, Disney Parks.
In the video below, Walt Disney Imagineering shares how they worked with Animal Programs to create this expansive ecosystem unique to Pandora – The World of Avatar. The biologists and scientists of the park’s Animal Program had a big part on creating a real authentic land.