Category Archives: Walt Disney World

Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort & Campground to Reopen Next Week

Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort & Campground closed last Saturday ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival.  The resort suffered considerable damage to its landscape including downed/uprooted trees and has remained closed after the storm.

According to Walt Disney World’s website, the resort anticipates to reopen sometime next week:

We anticipate that Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort & Campground will reopen next week, but it remains closed at this time as we clean up the property following the storm.  Disney’s Wilderness Lodge remain open.

Guests who have reservations at the resort during this time are being relocated to other Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

In addition, all shows at the resort including Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ will be canceled up to and including Tuesday, September 19.  Any existing reservations will be automatically canceled and refunded.

‘Disney After Hours’ Event Returns to Magic Kingdom in 2018

Disney has announced ‘Disney After Hours’ will return to the Magic Kingdom in 2018 with dates available for January, February and March.  This popular event allows guests to purchase a special ticket to experience the park from as early as 7pm to 11pm (some nights until midnight) with a limited number of guests.

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Attendees can enjoy more than 25 attractions and character greetings with little or no wait.  In addition, you can also take in the park’s nightly “Happily Ever After” fireworks.

Dates are currently set for:

  • January 19, 26 and 30
  • February 8 and 15
  • March 1 and 8

Attractions include:

  • Astro Orbiter
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Disney Princess Greetings at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mickey’s PhilHarmagic
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • And much, much more!

Ice Cream, Popcorn & Select Beverages Included!
In the midst of the laughs and thrills, be sure to chill out with ice cream novelties and select bottled beverages—included in the cost of admission—available at carts stationed throughout the park. In addition, you can also purchase select menu items at Main Street Bakery and select locations throughout the park.

Cost is $119 plus tax and can be purchased by calling 407-827-7185 or at

Disney’s Blizzard Beach to Reopen Tomorrow, Typhoon Lagoon Remains Closed

Disney’s Blizzard Beach will reopen on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 10am – 4pm.  The water park has been closed since September 8 due to Hurricane Irma.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park has been closed since September 10 and will remain closed until further notice.

NEW ‘Coco’ Trailer Released & Sneak Peek Coming to Disney Parks

Today Disney released a brand-new trailer for Disney•Pixar’s upcoming animated film “Coco” which you can watch below.  In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco”, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician, despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Also, if you will be visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resorts in November you will be able to catch a special preview of the movie.

Beginning November 3 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the preview of “Coco” will be presented as part of the Walt Disney Presents attraction, where artwork and character sculptures from the production will also be on display.

Guests at Disney California Adventure park will get to see this advance look at scenes from the film in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land. These special sneak peeks are set to begin November 3.

Additionally, beginning September 15 through November 2 at Disney California Adventure park, families and friends are also invited to discover Plaza de la Familia, an all-new festivity at Paradise Gardens that celebrates the Disney•Pixar film “Coco” and the everlasting bonds of family. Plaza de la Familia features daily performances of “A Musical Celebration of ‘Coco,’” “The World of ‘Coco’” exhibit, authentic Mariachi music on the bandstand, a Tree of Life interactive photo location, face painting and delicious foods, all inspired by the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos.

Be sure to check out Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” when the film arrives in theaters on November 22, 2017.

Closures Still Remain at Walt Disney World After Hurricane Irma

All four theme parks and Disney Springs reopened yesterday, September 12 at Walt Disney World after being closed for two days due to Hurricane Irma.  Although most of the damage was minimal, the resort still suffered  downed/uprooted trees, lots of debris and some flooding. As crews work hard to clean-up the aftermath, some parks, resorts and attractions still remain closed.  Here’s the latest:

  • Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom reopened September 21
  • Friendship Boat Service at Epcot, Epcot Resorts and Disney’s Hollywood Studios now in full operation
  • Aerophile – The World Leader in Balloon Flight at Disney Springs will remain closed until further notice
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park will reopen Thursday, September 14
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon will reopen Saturday, September 16
  • Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort & Campground reopens Wednesday, September 20
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ dinner shows at Ft. Wilderness Resort canceled up to and including September 19
  • Disney’s Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs will reopen September 17

We will keep this post updated as information becomes available.