Category Archives: Walt Disney World
Booking Window: May 3 – Aug. 14, 2010
Travel Window: Valid for stays most nights Aug. 15 – Oct. 2, 2010
Buy this Walt Disney World Resort vacation package with hotel and Theme Park tickets and get a Disney Dining Plan FREE!
Are you hungry for some fun? At this affordable price, you can enjoy meals included for every night of your visit! What a delicious way to enjoy their Walt Disney World® Resort vacation.
When you purchase a 5-night, 6-day Walt Disney package that includes accommodations for five nights at a select Disney Moderate Resort and a 6-day Magic Your Way Base Ticket, they’ll get the Disney Dining Plan free**.
Those who purchase a 5-night, 6-day Magic Your Way Package with accommodations at a select Disney Value Resort get a free Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan.
$1,843 for a family of four*, staying in a standard room at a select Disney Moderate Resort. That’s like paying $77 per person, per day!
$1,440 for a family of four*, staying in a standard room at a select Disney Value Resort. That’s like paying $60 per person, per day!
Ask about packages for other lengths of stay and accommodations at other select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels.
When calling or email Pixie Vacations, please ask for package code WG7 for FREE Dine or NF3 for FREE Quick Dine.
* Price based on 2 Adults, 1 Junior and 1 Child. The number of packages available at these rates is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same package. Tickets are for 1 theme park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. No group rates or other discounts apply. Offer is nontransferable. Advance reservations required.
** Excludes gratuities and alcoholic beverages. Children ages 3-9 must order from the children’s menu if available. Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.
OPENING DAY! Captain EO: The classic musical spectacular that thrilled guests from 1986-1994 is returning to Epcot July 2. The attraction’s return provides new audiences the opportunity to experience the original 3-D production for the very first time, as well as a nostalgic look back for longtime fans wanting to see Michael Jackson in a rare performance created for the big screen. “Captain EO” will be presented multiple times daily at the Imagination pavilion at Epcot.
Independence Day Festivities: Guests celebrating the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World Resort will have a choice of fireworks shows and other patriotic treats throughout the day. Here’s what’s in store on July 4 (entertainment and hours are subject to change without notice):
- At Magic Kingdom, “Celebrate America Fireworks” will fill the sky at 9 p.m.
- At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, special fireworks set to a rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack will be presented at 9:50 p.m.
- At Epcot, guests will be treated to the Voices of Liberty 4th of July Concert at 12:30, 1:45 and 3 p.m. at the America Gardens Theatre, Betsy Ross and Ben Franklin will be making appearances at The American Adventure, and “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” with a special patriotic finale will be presented at 10 p.m.
Through Aug. 14
Summer Nightastic!: “Summer Nightastic!” lights up the after-dark entertainment experience at the Walt Disney World Resort through Aug. 14 with a megawatt parade, fireworks extravaganza, rockin’ dance party, concerts and other surprises. More info: disneyworld.com
- At Magic Kingdom, guests can enjoy the return of Disney’s “Main Street Electrical Parade,” and see the new “Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Spectacular.”
- At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests can experience new effects and a summer-only drop sequence at The Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror, and dance the night away at the “Rock n’ Glow Dance Party,” where a DJ and live rock band keep popular tunes coming every Tuesday and Thursday through Sunday.
- At Epcot, the “Sounds Like Summer” tribute-band concert series returns every evening at 5:45, 7 and 8:15 p.m. at the America Gardens Theatre through July 31.
- This week’s act (subject to change):
- July 2-3: Karin Lawson – A Tribute to Janet Jackson
- July 4-9: Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones Tribute Band
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES – July 2-9
- Daily – “Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It!” Street Party: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:40 p.m.
- Daily – Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade: July 2-3, 5-9: 3 p.m.; July 4: 12 p.m. & 3 p.m.
- Daily – Main Street Electrical Parade: July 2: 9 p.m. & 11 p.m.; July 3: 10:30 p.m.; July 4: 10 p.m. & 12 a.m.; July 5-7: 9 p.m. & 11 p.m.; July 8: 9 p.m.; July 9: 9 p.m. & 11 p.m.
- Special Presentation – Summer Nightastic Fireworks Spectacular: July 2, 5-9: 10 p.m.
- Special Presentation – Celebrate America Fireworks: July 3-4: 9 p.m.
- Park Hours – July 2: 9 a.m.-12 a.m.; July 3: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. July 4: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; July 5-8: 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; July 9: 9 a.m.-12 a.m.
DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
- Daily – Block Party Bash: 3 p.m.
- Special Presentation – Fantasmic!: July 4, 6, 8: 9 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
- Special Presentation – July 4th Fireworks: July 4: 9:50 p.m.
- Park Hours – July 2-4: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; July 5: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; July 6: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; July 7: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; July 8-9: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Daily – IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth: July 2-3, 5-9: 9 p.m.; July 4: 10 p.m.
- Park Hours – Future World: July 2-3; 5-9: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; July 4: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
- World Showcase: July 2-3: 5-9 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; July 4: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM
- Daily – Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45 p.m.
- Park Hours – July 2-3, 5-9: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; July 4: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
DISNEY’S BLIZZARD BEACH – $45 ages 10 & up; $39 ages 3-9
- Park Hours – July 2-3: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; July 4-9: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
DISNEY’S TYPHOON LAGOON – $45 ages 10 & up; $39 ages 3-9
- Park Hours – July 2-3: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; July 4-9: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS COMPLEX - July 3-9
- AAU Boys’ Basketball
- AAU Girls’ Basketball
- Rawlings Salute to Baseball Festival
House of Blues presents . . .
- July 2 Dave Capp Project (blues): The Blues Kitchen at House of Blues; free; 10:30 p.m.
- July 3 Corey Smith and Matt Mackelcan (rock): House of Blues; $15 adv/$18 day of; 8:30 p.m. Dave Capp Project (blues): The Blues Kitchen at House of Blues; free; 10:30 p.m.
- July 4 TBD (gospel brunch): House of Blues; $32.50 ages 10+/$16.25 ages 3-9; 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
- July 9 Ruth King Blues Band (blues): The Blues Kitchen at House of Blues; free; 10:30 p.m.
AAU youth baseball player beats cancer while playing in National Championship at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Thirteen-year-old Chris Siders of Pensacola, Fla., was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 11. After multiple failed rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and beating cancer three separate times, Siders was placed on the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s wish list. While his dream to meet former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was granted, what he also wished for was to be back on the field with his AAU baseball team.
To help support Siders through his difficult time, his AAU baseball team shaved their heads when he lost his hair and carried around a cardboard photo of him to games and practices when he was too weak to make it.
Two years later, Siders has again defied the odds and he’s now an inspirational and active member of his AAU baseball team fighting for the AAU Baseball National Championship at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.
For more information on the AAU Baseball National Championship and other events taking place at ESPN Wide World of Sports visit www.ESPNWWOS.com
(L-R) Iman Kernal, Lauryn Howard and Bliss Carter, all from Kansas City, Mo., attend the first preview showing June 30, 2010 of the “Captain EO” 3-D film at Epcot in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. “Captain EO,” which features Michael Jackson, will officially reopen to Walt Disney World guests July 2, 2010. The film, which was produced by George Lucas and directed by Francis Ford Coppola originally ran at Epcot from 1986-1994.
Gene Duncan, photographer
The first preview showing of Michael Jackson’s Captain EO 3D film took place on June 30, 2010 at Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park. The popular film returns 16 years after leaving Epcot in its original run. Included here are interviews with the vice president of Epcot and two Walt Disney Imagineers.
See more from Captain EO at Walt Disney World and Disneyland at http://www.InsideTheMagic.net