Exciting Projects Crisscross Walt Disney World Resort
“Let the Memories Begin” (ongoing) – Disney Parks puts the spotlight on guest memories and how a Disney vacation is the ideal way to build a family memory that will be cherished forever. Vacation time that parents have with their children is precious time, fleeting time. Disney Parks offers more ways than ever for families to make memories to last a lifetime.
- Limited Time Magic” (2013) – Disney dream makers are crafting weekly surprises and magical offers to be rolled out across 52 weeks in 2013. Imagine an Independence Day celebration – only it lasts an entire week….Main Street barbershop legends the Dapper Dans rocking out with boy band hits….a Friday the 13th dance party with Disney villains that lasts to the 13th hour…and more. The experience of the week will be announced in a variety of ways including in-park, Disneyworld.com, Disneyland.com, Facebook, Twitter, the Disney Parks Blog – adding to the element of surprise.
New Fantasyland Takes Flight (Dec. 6, 2012) – The largest expansion project in Magic Kingdom history features attractions and experiences in an area that doubles the size of Fantasyland. Among the novelties, guests are now able to fly high with The Great Goofini or with Dumbo, the Flying Elephant. In July 2012 the second Dumbo was added (flying counterclockwise), along with Casey Jr. Splash ‘n’ Soak Station. The grand opening took place Dec. 6, 2012 for Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, Enchanted Tales with Belle, Be Our Guest Restaurant, Gaston’s Tavern, Ariel’s Grotto. A 2013 opening is planned for Princess Fairytale Hall and a spring 2014 opening is planned for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, taking guests on a musical ride into the mine “where a million diamonds shine.”
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom (February 2012) - Beginning in early 2012, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort will feature a brand-new interactive experience enabling guests to defeat the Disney Villains. Armed with magic spells in the form of special cards, players must search for the symbols that lead them to the animated villains’ hiding places. Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom will be included as part of park admission.
“Enchanted Tiki Room“ (reopened Aug. 15, 2011) – The enchantment continues with a version reminiscent of the original show (called Tropical Serenade). The attraction has been entertaining guests since the theme park’s opening day Oct. 1, 1971. Its winged hosts — Jose, Fritz, Pierre and Michael — led 200 other birds, tikis and flowers in an entertaining Polynesian revue. The Adventureland attraction was inspired by Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, which opened at Disneyland Park in 1963.
Town Square Theater (Spring 2011) – Guests visiting Mickey Mouse at his permanent new location in “Town Square Theater” can obtain a Disney’s FASTPASS ticket specifying a one-hour window when they can return to see the popular character for hugs, photos and autographs — without waiting in the standby queue. It marks the first time the complimentary, computerized service has been available for a character meet-and-greet at any Disney Park.
Test Track Presented by Chevrolet (Dec. 6, 2012) – Now open, the re-imagined, design-centric Test Track presented by Chevrolet features a sleek new “Chevrolet Design Center at Epcot” where guests will create their own custom concept vehicles prior to buckling into their 6-person “SimCar” ride vehicle and putting their design through its paces on the exhilarating hills, switchbacks and straight-aways of the Test Track circuit.
Disney Phineas & Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure (Summer 2012) – Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure is based on the wily secret-agent alter-ego of Perry the Platypus – faithful pet to the title characters from Disney’ Channel’s animated series “Phineas & Ferb.” Transforming into secret agents, Epcot guests use a “high-tech secret agent device” to scour World Showcase for clues, evil “Inators” and – with a little bit of luck – help Agent P defeat his nemesis Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
Tutto Gusto (May 2012) – Located adjacent to Tutto Italia Ristorante in the Italy pavilion, Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar is a more intimate space complete with stone walls, vaulted ceilings and a fireplace in the dining room. Inspired by an atmospheric Italian wine bar, Tutto Gusto features a small-plate menu plus more than 200 Italian wines, as well as beers, grappa and other libations.
Katsura Grill (December 2011) - Katsura Grill replaces the former Yakitori House located in the Japan Pavilion. The new exterior is inspired by the strolling gardens at the historic Katsura Imperial Villa outside Kyoto, Japan. New items on the menu include Okonomiyaki, a veggie, pancake-like patty and a cold ramen noodle dish with shredded crab in a sweet soy dressing. The re-imagined quick-service restaurant is located amidst tranquil gardens and includes indoor and outdoor dining.
La Hacienda de San Angel and La Cantina de San Angel (September 2010) – The Mexico pavilion opened two restaurants under one roof – La Hacienda, a 250-seat restaurant serving romantic dinners beside World Showcase Lagoon, and La Cantina, a 150-seat quick-service restaurant serving both lunch and dinner.
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria (August 2010) – Located in the Italy pavilion, Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria is an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria. Operated by Patina Restaurant Group, the same restaurateurs who run the pavilion’s Tutto Italia restaurant, the 300-seat pizzeria is inspired by Naples 45, another Patina Restaurant Group pizzeria in New York City. The casual pizzeria features wood-burning ovens – and uses water from a source that most resembles the water in Naples, Italy, home of some of the world’s best pizza dough. The 14,000-square-foot space includes indoor and outdoor dining.
“Captain EO” (July 2010) – The classic musical spectacular that thrilled Epcot guests from 1986-1994 has returned to Epcot. Twenty-four years ago, Michael Jackson joined forces with Disney, producer George Lucas and director Francis Ford Coppola to create a groundbreaking 17-minute 3-D film experience starring Jackson as Captain EO performing two original songs, and featuring Academy Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston and a cast of merry, mythical space characters with dual personalities who undergo magical transformations to become Jackson’s electronic band in conquering the forces of darkness. “Captain EO” is presented multiple times daily at the Imagination pavilion. It replaces “Honey, I Shrunk the Audience,” which is planned to return at an undetermined date.
Innoventions (continual updates) – Discover tomorrow’s technology today at this hands-on exposition of the world’s newest products and inventions. Guests visit the house of the future, explore cyberspace, test the latest developments in computers and discover the latest breakthroughs in virtual reality and communications. Guests to Epcot can experience a Segway™ Personal Transporter for themselves, firsthand, at World Showcase before the area opens for other park guests.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow (Dec. 6, 2012) – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow debuted in fall 2012 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., immersing Walt Disney World Resort guests in all the action and adventure of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series. Aspiring pirates experience the story of Jack Sparrow like never before to discover if they have what it takes to join Captain Jack’s crew. The attraction is included with theme park admission and will be located in Soundstage 4, former space of Journey Into Narnia: Prince Caspian.
Meet Jake from “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” a popular “Disney Junior” show (Nov. 2011) - Jake has officially joined other stars of Disney Junior at the meet-and-greet location in Animation Courtyard. Walt Disney World Resort guests also can catch the Disney Junior character at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during “Disney Junior – Live on Stage!” and Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine at Hollywood & Vine.
“Star Tours -The Adventures Continue” (May 2011) – A new 3-D version of the tremendously popular Star Tours attraction is now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Based on the iconic Lucasfilm Star Wars films, the attraction includes immersive new elements, allowing guests to experience more than 50 story combinations to many familiar places in the Star Wars galaxy. Among the locations that might provide haven from the Empire’s pursuit are the icy planet of Hoth, the lush jungles of Kashyyyk and the underwater Gungan world of Naboo. And along the way guests may encounter Star Wars characters that offer to help (or hinder) their journey, including Yoda, Admiral Ackbar, Darth Vader and Boba Fett. “Skytroopers,” a legion of stormtroopers created just for the Star Tours attraction story, might even join in the chase.
New meet and greet experiences (Summer 2011) – Guests can take part in an energetic and fun-filled meet-and-play experience with Phineas and Ferb at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Phineas and Ferb – from the popular television show of the same name – “know what they’re gonna do today”: the duo will make a movie all about their crazy adventures. With the help of guests they will recreate some of their favorite moments…unless they are taking a break to meet with their adoring fans, signing autographs and taking pictures. The fun takes place near the exit of “Muppet«Vision 3-D.” In addition, Winnie the Pooh replaces Lotso in the meet-and-greet location at Feature Animation. A “Cars 2″ meet-and-greet is also now open near “Muppet«Vision 3-D,” and, in June 2011, Lightning McQueen replaced Herbie the Love Bug on stage in Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show.
“Disney Junior-Live on Stage!” (March 2011) – Ever since “Playhouse Disney-Live on Stage!” premiered in 2001, it has been a chance for younger guests to experience Disney Channel friends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As that circle of TV friends has grown and changed, the Disney entertainment gurus have endeavored to make those new friends part of the vacation fun, too. So here come Jake and the Never Land Pirates as part of “Disney Junior-Live on Stage!” The show also includes current favorites from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny and Little Einsteins.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Wild Africa Trek (January 2011) – Guests wanting to venture off the beaten path at Disney’s Animal Kingdom have the chance during an immersive add-on experience that takes a small group of adventurers on personalized, guided excursions that include a bushwalk through unexplored areas of the forest along with over-landing in customized vehicles across an animal-filled savanna. On these expert-led treks, extended time is spent observing and learning about the wildlife.
“Finding Nemo-The Musical” (January 2007) – The undersea world that charmed audiences around the world in the Disney•Pixar film “Finding Nemo” comes to life in a live musical stage show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom featuring original songs by Tony Award-winning “Avenue Q” co-composer-creator Robert Lopez and a cappella musical “Along the Way” co-creator Kristen Anderson-Lopez. The show immerses guests of all ages in the story of Marlin and Nemo, an overprotective clownfish father and his curious son, through a dazzling production that combines puppets, dancers, acrobats and animated backdrops. The 30-minute show represents the first time Disney has taken a non-musical animated feature and transformed it into an original musical production.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Fantasy (March 2012) – The Muppets leading guests in an interactive detective adventure game around the ship. Guests’ own drawings springing to life and dancing with animated Disney characters. Two new Broadway-caliber, spectacular musical stage shows. A Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for magical princess and pirate makeovers. A fanciful water play area called AquaLab. Disney Fantasy, the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, brings to life these innovations and more, offering a cruise experience from stem to stern that caters to every member of the family. The 4,000-passenger Disney Fantasy sails week-long Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, Fla.
Disney Dream (January 2011) – Disney Cruise Line launched Disney Dream, a 4000-passenger ship. Like the other ships in the fleet (Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder), the Dream provides a cruise vacation where adults find relaxation and indulgence, children engage in immersive, magical adventures with favorite characters and families enjoy quality time together. Featured are original Disney musicals and entertainment, unique dining experiences, customized children’s spaces and areas just for adults. And Disney’s private island paradise – Castaway Cay – provides something for every member of the family.
Splitsville (Dec. 19 2012) - Splitsville, located in Downtown Disney West Side, reinvents bowling for America with 50,000 square feet of fun and 30 lanes on two floors. Guests come for the bowling but stay for the food. Between strikes and spares, guests feast on menu items including hand-tossed pizza, fresh-rolled sushi and hand-cut filet sliders served right at the lane. Beyond a great hangout for friends and families, the all-new day-and-nighttime venue also is available for birthday parties and corporate events.
AMC Dine-In Theatres (summer 2011) – AMC Theatres® has put a new twist on the date-night concept of “dinner and a movie” at AMC Downtown Disney 24: “a movie with dinner.” Six auditoriums at the Downtown Disney West Side location have been transformed into Fork & Screen dine-in theatres where guests can watch the latest movies while dining from a menu including quesadillas, burgers, flatbread pizzas, grilled sandwiches and house specialties as well as appetizers and desserts. Reserved seating and table-top dining is offered.
Apricot Lane Boutique (August 2011) – The specialty retail store offers celebrity-inspired branded apparel, affordable fashion jewelry, handbags and accessories. The store on Pleasure Island is located in the space previously occupied by the relocated Harley-Davidson Motorcycle shop.
Orlando Harley-Davidson (Relocated July 2011) – The largest and most interactive Harley merchandise store of its kind, it draws guests in with a 40-foot tower and massive LCD/LED screens showing specially produced footage of motorcycles in action. Guests are also able to see and sit on some of the latest Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and a brand new production studio lets guests be pictured in their favorite riding spot or transformed into real bikers. Guests can even design biker vests of their own. The expanded 3,635-square-foot store is located at Downtown Disney West Side.
littlemissmatched (Relocated April 2011) – A colorful and playful setting filled with fashionable accessories, beach bags, flip flops and mismatched socks. Relocated to Downtown Disney Marketplace.
Pollo Campero (November 2011) - With restaurants in 12 countries, the Latin favorite Pollo Campero is the newest dining option at Downtown Disney Marketplace, featuring signature chicken dishes and tasty-thick yuca fries – plus much more. For fans of great-tasting healthful options there’s first-of-its-kind Fresh A-Peel fare featuring all-natural burgers, salads and wraps. Top it all off with dessert. Erin McKenna’s BabyCakes NYC serves up signature cookies, cupcakes and vegan desserts free of gluten, dairy and eggs.
D Street (April 2010) - The store showcases edgy apparel for both men and women, Vinylmation figures and collectibles, artwork, accessories, jewelry and more. The Downtown Disney West Side store’s unfinished industrial look provides a great venue to showcase Disney art created by local artists.
Paradiso 37 (June 2009) - A high-energy restaurant and bar from E-Brands Restaurant Group features North, South and Central American cuisine, an international wine bar, and a tequila bar with 37 kinds of tequila and 10 signature frozen margaritas. The waterfront dining spot at Downtown Disney is open daily from 11 a.m. until late night with nightly entertainment.
Characters in Flight (April 2009) – Downtown Disney now has its own iconic attraction in the form of a giant tethered balloon that takes guests 400 feet into the air from the waterfront. With a volume of 210,000 cubic feet of lighter-than-air gas, the 72-foot-diameter balloon, operated by Aerophile, can lift up to 30 guests at a time on a six-minute trip, by day or night, that gives them an unparalleled, 360-degree view of the Vacation Kingdom and beyond.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Hewlett-Packard Photo Creation Center (March 2011) – The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex continues to add more athlete enhancements with the addition of the Hewlett-Packard Photo Creation Center inside the renamed HP Field House at the complex. The creation center will allow athletes, coaches and fans to create and design an assortment of uniquely customized posters, photo albums and materials to commemorate their sports experience.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (February 2010) – A leading sports and entertainment venue that hosts more than 180 events a year, Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex was re-themed with the ESPN brand, providing guests with an immersive ESPN experience that is unique to the complex.
Walt Disney World Speedway
The Exotics Course featuring “supercars” (January 2012) — Have the need for speed? Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Resort now features a brand-new adrenaline rush, the “Exotic Driving Experience.” The “Exotics Course” at Walt Disney World Speedway, a new one-mile circuit custom-built for the attraction, is home to a riding experience for guests in “supercars” by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, and Porsche. Thrill-seekers can get behind the wheel of these epic vehicles and navigate a circuit offering rapid-acceleration straight-aways with a skill-testing course of turn-on-a-dime maneuvers. Junior Ride-Alongs program provides children, who are at least 48 inches in height, the opportunity to ride shotgun with a professional driving instructor for three thrilling laps in a specially equipped two-seat NASCAR race car. The drive-yourself option (alongside a professional driver) starts at $199 for six laps around the circuit. Thrill rides with a professional driver behind the wheel are available for $99. Reservations can be made at www.exoticdriving.com.
Indy Racing Experience (November 2008) – Race fans and thrill seekers alike have the opportunity to buckle up and ride in IndyCar series race cars at the Walt Disney World Speedway. Both drive and ride options are available with the experience, which uses actual open-cockpit racing machines that were used in the Indy Racing League. The Indy Racing Experience shares track hours with the popular Richard Petty Driving Experience. For more information, including rates, hours of operation and corporate packages: 888/357-5002 or www.indyracingexperience.com.
Best Friends Pet Resort (September 2010) – This one-of-a-kind facility provides pet hospitality services that include boarding, grooming and doggy day camp, and amenities such as luxury suites with television and raised bedding. Pet activities feature nature walks and playgroups, and pampering services range from ice cream treats to bedtime stories. The facility is operated by Best Friends Pet Care.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (May 2012) – A new resort hotel inspired by Disney animation features 1,120 family suites themed after “The Lion King,” “Cars” and “Finding Nemo,” and 864 themed rooms in “The Little Mermaid” wings. Animation themes carry throughout building exteriors and room interiors and feature larger-than-life icons from the animated films in courtyard areas. Crowned by a 35-foot-tall model of King Triton, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is located next to Disney’s Pop Century Resort.
Royal Guest Rooms (March 2012) — Beginning spring 2012, when Walt Disney World guests stay in the Royal Guest Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-Riverside, they’ll discover special treasures left behind by the stars of favorite animated films such as “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Princess and the Frog.” In quarters befitting not only the young Princes and Princesses of the family but also their grown-up King and Queen parents, guests can unwind amid remarkable décor. They’ll be able to watch “fireworks” swirl as they recline in ornate beds, curl up in custom linens and more. It’s majesty and fun, all rolled into one. Each of the 512 Royal Guest Rooms sleeps up to four guests in two queen beds.
Kouzzina by Cat Cora (September 2009) – Cat Cora, the first and only female Iron Chef on Food Network’s hit show “Iron Chef America,” and Disney opened a family-dining restaurant at Disney’s BoardWalk featuring Mediterranean-style cuisine that pays tribute to the chef’s Greek roots. Open daily for breakfast and dinner with seating for about 200 guests.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Pirate-Themed Guestrooms (February 2009) – Buccaneers are immersed in a world of pirates at a themed village created within Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – 384 guestrooms feature pirate-ship beds, wood flooring to look like a ship’s deck, buccaneer accessories and themed decor from stem to stern. The zero gravity pool welcomes swashbuckling adventurers with a kids area and slide themed like an old fort with turrets and cannons.
Starbucks Coffee (Jan. 2013) – Starbucks will be opening locations at Disney theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. The first two Walt Disney World locations will open in 2013. At Magic Kingdom, Main Street Bakery will close for refurbishment in January 2013. When it reopens in early summer, Main Street Bakery will keep its name and theming and continue to serve Disney favorites like cookies, brownies and seasonal cupcakes, in addition to Starbucks signature beverages and other menu items. At Epcot, Fountain View will temporarily close in March 2013. When Fountain View reopens in midsummer, it will serve Starbucks products. Each Starbucks location inside a Disney Park will reflect the theme of its surroundings. At Magic Kingdom Park for example, Cast Members will wear a costume consistent with the early 20th century look and feel of Main Street, U.S.A. At Future World in Epcot, the new Starbucks location and Cast Member costumes will be designed to match the park’s futuristic theme.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort (hotel opening 2014) – Also announced as part of the Walt Disney World expansion for the next decade: the 900-acre luxury resort residential community of Golden Oak, anchored by the prestigious Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. The development, along the northeast border of the property, will include a luxury hotel, 18-hole championship golf course, single- and multi-family vacation homes and fractional ownership vacation homes.
AVATAR -Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide is joining forces with visionary filmmaker James Cameron and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the world of AVATAR to life at Disney parks. Disney will partner with Cameron and producing partner Jon Landau to create themed lands that will give theme park guests the opportunity to explore the mysterious universe of AVATAR first hand. Disney plans to build the first AVATAR themed land at Walt Disney World, within Disney’s Animal Kingdom. With its emphasis on living in harmony with nature, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a natural fit for the AVATAR stories, which share the same philosophy.
Walt Disney World Marathon (January) – Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, this annual 26.2-mile adventure races through all four Disney theme parks – Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. A half marathon, two-day health expo and 5K round out the weekend’s agenda.
Atlanta Braves Spring Training (February-March) – The Atlanta Braves return to Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex for spring training.
Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend (February) – The predominantly women’s half marathon brings women of all ages together to celebrate all the qualities a princess possesses. The weekend features a two day health and fitness expo geared towards women, a family fun run 5k and kids’ races.
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (March-May) - Future World and World Showcase are blooming with more than 30 million colorful blossoms, interactive garden activities for kids and workshops with national gardening experts during this annual spring festival at Epcot.
Star Wars Weekends (May-June) – For several weekends each summer, Disney’s Hollywood Studios turns into a giant Star Wars fan-fest with up-close meet-and-greets for guests with their favorite characters and actors from the film series as well as interactive games, parades, music and fun for the whole family.
Night of Joy (September) – Top contemporary Christian music performers headline this annual celebration throughout Magic Kingdom. The long-running series has played to a combined audience in excess of a million.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (September-October) – A family-friendly fright-fest in Magic Kingdom featuring a children’s parade, trick-or-treating throughout the park, face painting, and more.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend (September) – This newly created 10-mile race takes place in and around Disney’s Hollywood Studios and features your favorite Disney villains. The weekend includes the Disney Villains Hollywood Bash, kids’ races and a family fun run 5K at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (September-November) – Savor fine wines and delectable cuisine during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival featuring live entertainment, guest chefs, culinary demonstrations, seminars and winemaker dinners.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic (October) – Annual PGA tournament held at Disney’s Magnolia and Palm golf courses features top players.
Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend (November) – The ultimate “Runners’ Night Out” features a half marathon at night. After finishing, runners and their guests can celebrate their accomplishment at an exclusive after hours party inside the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The weekend also includes kids’ races, a family fun run 5K and a health and fitness expo.
Festival of the Masters (November) – More than 200 award-winning artists from across the country showcase their wares throughout Downtown Disney. The three-day festival features chalk artists, House of Blues folk artists, a jazz festival, culinary delights and family activities.
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights (November-January) – This holiday light display on the Disney’s Hollywood Studios backlot features millions of sparkling holiday bulbs designed by Arkansas businessman and philanthropist Jennings Osborne as a gift to his daughter and the guests of Walt Disney World Resort.
Holiday Splendor (November-January) – Walt Disney World Resort is all aglitter during the holiday season with dazzling lights, spirited song and even snow flurries. Here’s what’s in store: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom; Candlelight Processional at Epcot; plus caroling, tree lighting ceremonies and visits by Santa.
Disney’s Magical Express - The innovative service offers airport shuttle, luggage delivery and airline check-in for Disney hotel guests. Guests of 24 Disney owned-and-operated hotels at Walt Disney World Resort using Disney’s Magical Express service can check their bags at their hometown airport, bypass baggage claim at Orlando International Airport (OIA) and board state-of-the-art motor coaches to the Vacation Kingdom, where their bags “magically” appear in their room upon check-in. The complimentary service is designed to give Disney hotel guests the stress-free vacation they want. With the service, a family of four can save more than $80 (based on round-trip taxi transportation, plus tip, between OIA and Walt Disney World Resort).
Magic Your Way - Magic Your Way ticketing and packages allow guests to create their own magical Walt Disney World vacation. Ticket-holders can customize their Walt Disney World theme park visits by adding components to the base ticket such as park-hopping or building on water parks or other vacation fun. The savings grow the longer a guest stays.
Disney’s PhotoPass – Using the latest digital equipment and Disney-engineered technology, photographers take photos of guests throughout the theme parks. Instead of receiving a paper claim ticket, guests receive a Disney’s PhotoPass card that links all of their vacation photos taken by Disney photographers together into one online account. Guests can go online to www.disneyphotopass.com to easily view, share and order their photos, order a CD of all their Disney’s PhotoPass images, and more.
Disney’s FASTPASS – Disney’s antidote to line-standing is offered at a selection of popular attractions in all four theme parks. Guests who choose to get a FASTPASS receive a ticket with a designated one-hour-long window of time when they can return and skip the regular line. Guests don’t have to choose FASTPASS: there’s a standby line at all attractions. Disney’s FASTPASS costs theme park guests nothing extra. Since its debut, more than 350 million FASTPASS tickets have been issued.