BB-8, the beloved droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is now meeting guests at Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. BB-8 was welcomed by many anxious fans during his debut this past Sunday.
After waiting in line, guests are escorted to the meet and greet area one at a time and can talk and interact with the droid before having their picture taken. BB-8 appears at Star Wars Launch Bay in addition to Kylo Ren and Chewbacca.
Keep in mind this is a soft open ahead of BB-8’s official debut scheduled on April 14, 2017 during the Star Wars Galactic Nights special event which is currently sold out.
LEGOLAND Beach Retreat is officially open at LEGOLAND Florida Resort which promises guests endless fun in the sun with some unique amenities like drive-through check-in.
The LEGO themed village-style vacation resort features 83 bungalows that are grouped into 13 horseshoe-shaped coves that are named after popular Minifigures. There are 166 separate rooms in all that can sleep up to five including a separate kids area complete with bunk bed, trundle bed, and privacy curtain.
The resort also features an endless amount of amenities like outdoor play areas in each cove, shaded patios, and drive-through check-in which allows guests to start their vacation as soon as they arrive at the resort.
Other highlights include:
A giant swimming pool next to The Lighthouse, with an adjacent sandy area perfect for building sandcastles and the resort’s biggest outdoor play structure for kids.
Sandy’s Castle Restaurant, featuring a bountiful menu of entrees, sides and desserts designed to please the palates of kids and grownups alike. A delicious breakfast buffet is included with each night’s stay.
Bricks Beach Bar, offering an eclectic menu of made-to-order food, drinks and creative cocktails served both poolside and indoors.
Palm Tree Traders, a large retail shop stocked with LEGO building sets and Minifigures, apparel, toys, swimwear, snacks and sundries.
A hands-on LEGO building station where kids can contribute their original creations to a giant sandcastle made out of thousands of LEGO bricks.
Free Wi-Fi throughout the site.
Complimentary transportation to the theme park entrance, as well as complimentary parking in LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s main parking lot for guests who choose to drive.
Early access to the LEGOLAND Florida theme park, with exclusive use of some of the most popular attractions, including the all-new LEGO NINJAGO® World and LEGO NINJAGO The Ride.
Nightly room rates start at $135 (plus tax and resort fee) and vary by season, date and availability. Packages including theme park tickets also are available, and Awesomer and Awesomest Annual Pass Members receive a 10 percent discount year-round. To book a stay, visit www.LEGOLAND.com/florida or call (877) 350-5346 daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you’re like me, you’re counting down the days until May 26, 2017 when “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” opens in theaters. Today Disney has added to the excitement by revealing new character posters, how to catch a sneak peek of the film, and even a Pirates sweepstakes to enter!
First off, character posters have been revealed featuring Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, and Brenton Thwaites.
Next beginning April 21, guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort or those aboard a Disney Cruise ship will have a chance to see a sneak peek of the film.
At Walt Disney World, guests can head to the One Man’s Dream attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see an advance look at clips from the movie.
At Disneyland Resort, guests can watch in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure.
And those sailing on any of the four ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet can catch the sneak peek on select sailings this summer.
Here’s a synopsis of the film from Disney: Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The epic tale finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only toreverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
Finally, be sure to enter the Disney “Pirates of the Caribbean” Land & Sea Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for 4 to Walt Disney World Resort and a Disney Cruise Line trip to the Caribbean. To enter, post your pirate-inspired photo on Twitter and/or Instagram with #PiratesLifeSweepstakes for a chance to win your own pirate adventure. All the details can be found in the video below. Good Luck!