Monthly Archives: December 2016

Magic Kingdom Replacing Train Station Welcome Show with new Castle Welcome

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Are you a fan of the Magic Kingdom Train Station Welcome show?  Well I’d catch it soon before it’s gone forever!  That’s right, Walt Disney World has decided to retire the show this coming January!

Starting January 9th, Guests will now be able to enter the Magic Kingdom park and stroll down Main Street U.S.A. early, before the actual scheduled opening time of the park.  This will allow Guests the opportunity for photo ops, breakfast offerings and even some light shopping before gathering in front of Cinderella’s Castle for a brand new Welcome Show located on the Castle Forecourt Stage. Read the rest of this entry

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Rogue One Puts the War in Star Wars

636146859246950936-r1-imax-oversize-1-sht-v1-lgOK everyone, no screwing around.  This will be a hardcore spoiler free review of Rogue One.  No character reveals, no plot points, hell, not even talking about locations.  This is just about the film as a whole, its quality, etc.  All you need to know about the film is it takes place before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and it’s about a group of rebels setting out to steal the plans to the Death Star was which briefly mentioned at the beginning of Episode IV.  Done.

So let’s cut to the chase.  Rogue One could very well be the best Star Wars film to date.  If it isn’t, it’s damn well close to it! I know everyone has their favorite.  The hardcore fans love Empire, and I personally love Sith due to its tragic downfall story line, but holy hell, this movie was incredible.  They pulled it off!  WE GOT A WAR STAR WARS MOVIE and its practically perfect in every way.  Read the rest of this entry

Grinchmas and Other Christmas Offerings Begin December 3rd at Universal Orlando

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Beginning this weekend at Universal Orlando until January 1st, Guests can experience all Universal has to offer for it’s Christmas celebrations.  These aren’t in just one, but both parks of Universal Orlando!

Whoville Celebration

singing-whosFor a Whoville Christmas, head over to Islands of Adventure into Seuss Landing where you’ll be able to find the Whovilles out and about.  Once you get your photo op, be sure to catch a live retelling of the classic story, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Starring The Grinch™ and featuring music recorded by Mannheim Steamroller, The Ginchmass Who-liday Spectacular is a 30 minute stage adaptation inspired by the Ron Howard film.  It’s a great way to catch the Christmas spirit and have a few laughs.  Check out the show times below. Read the rest of this entry

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Best Harry Potter Film?

fantasticbeastsposterIf you haven’t guessed it yet, the Harry Potter franchise is here to stay.  It arrived with books, which were then adapted into eight films.  Universal got the rights and  made the films reality creative ground breaking lands at their theme parks around the world.  J.K. Rowling even created Pottermore to help fans delve deeper into the wizarding universe.  But fans always want more, and J.K. Rowling delivered with Fantastic Beasts – a brand new movie series revolving around Newt Scamander, the author of the book the movie is named after which is used in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

In this first film of what we now know will be five, we’re introduced to Newt Scamander in 1926 who is traveling from England to America with a ‘suitcase’ full of magical creatures.  His main purpose for visiting is to meet up with a famous magic creature breeder.  However, due to America’s strict wizarding laws magical creatures are forbidden.  But it doesn’t take long for chaos to ensue as one of his creatures sneaks out of his suitcase.  While Newt tries to Read the rest of this entry