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Work Continues on ‘Harmonious’ at EPCOT

Work Continues on ‘Harmonious’ at EPCOT

Monday, March 1st, 2021

EPCOT has always been a special place where the world comes together to celebrate human achievement.  Nothing has embodied this spirit more over the years than the park’s lineup of original nighttime spectaculars.

Although Disney has not yet determined when their next spectacular will debut, Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Live Entertainment teams are hard at work building on that legacy with “Harmonious.” This grand, original spectacular is a tribute to the power of story and song that unite us, leveraging music and visuals from across Disney and artists around the world.


“Harmonious” is a global effort, truly embracing the magic of possibility.  In recent weeks, Disney Live Entertainment technical designers across the country have been programming various elements of the show, from media and fountains to lighting and pyrotechnics, working in a completely virtual environment.  The music producers at Walt Disney Imagineering have been remotely directing recording sessions with an incredibly diverse array of musical artists, performing in studios around the world.


Once complete, “Harmonious” will be one of the largest nighttime spectaculars Disney has ever produced.  Disney Imagineers are busy setting the stage of this innovative toolkit, preparing each of the show’s five floating platforms to take its place on World Showcase Lagoon.  Positioned like a compass, these platforms house the primary show equipment for “Harmonious,” and on the recently-placed centre platform stands an iconic six-story-tall central ring structure, supporting a high-density water curtain, moving lights, fountains and more.

Contact the team at Fairytale Dreams & Destinations to plan your vacation to see Harmonious today!

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Story adapted from the official Disney Parks Blog


2022 Rates for the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida are Here!

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Did you know? Planning for a vacation can bring benefits like lower stress, better health and improved work performance.  And after the challenges this past year of working from home, becoming teachers, keeping our children indoors and more, a vacation to the most Magical Place on Earth might just be exactly what the doctor ordered.

When booking your Disney Destination vacation with Fairytale Dreams & Destinations, you can rest easy knowing that you are working with the most experienced agency in Canada.  19 years ago, we etched out a space in the Canadian travel industry for agencies that specialized in Disney Destinations.  Before you could adventure into the world of Pandora, play in Andy’s backyard or Rise with the Resistance, we were making dreams comes true…one fairytale at a time.

Together we can take back the opportunity to make memories to last a lifetime.  Your escape from reality is waiting.  When it’s time for you, we’ll be ready.

Contact the team at Fairytale Dreams & Destinations to Take Back the Magic today!
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* Reservations at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can be made up to a maximum of 499 days in advance of your check-out date


Introducing the Fairytale Dreams & Destinations App!  

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Out at a birthday party, hockey practice or dance class and someone asks how your recent magical vacation (that you just can’t stop talking about) was booked?

Well, now there’s an app for that!

 

Advise your new friend to download the Fairytale Dreams & Destinations’ app (available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play under Fairytale Destinations or click on the images to the right).  This provides our contact information at their fingertips for when the time is right for them to experience the magic.  And they will intern thank you when they return home from their magical vacation that THEY can’t stop talking about.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, be sure to turn on notifications so that you can be among the first to know when vacation offers are released for The Walt Disney World Resort, new itinerary announcements are made by Disney Cruise Line and more!

Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. exclusively sells the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Resort in California, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort in South Carolina, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort in Florida, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii and the Universal, Orlando Resort.

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MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack: Defending the Galaxy for More Than 20 Years

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack is located inside Universal Studios at the Universal Orlando Resort.  And after 20 years, it’s no wonder this ride has endured and remains one of the fan-favorites at the parks.  After all, who doesn’t love the idea of joining a secret agency that defends Earth and the universe from alien scum?  And with new MIB movies released over the years, the viral sensation of storming Area 51, and the recent confirmation of unidentified objects, it only continues to remain relevant.

The first Men in Black film hit theaters in July 1997 with wild success.  It had the perfect formula; an incredible cast, great comedic and action-packed writing, and a storyline that hooked into the age-old question of does intelligent alien-life exist?   It was just begging to be made into a theme park ride, and who better to make that a reality than a destination that touted the tagline “Ride the Movies”?  When the ride opened in April 2000, it did so to a wave of fanfare.  It was the most ambitious for animatronics at Universal Orlando.

Once you board the ride and your training begins, you’re told that your help is needed with an alien invasion that has hit New York. It’s your job to zap those alien bugs and save planet Earth. The more aliens you defeat and the more points you get, the closer you are to earning your very own MIB suit.  This interactive element hooks into the competitive nature in all of us and provides a huge repeatability factor largely because Guests wish to beat their own previous score.  But no matter what you do, don’t push that red button!

So, here’s to many more years of competitive banter, zapping bugs, saving the universe on a daily basis, and forever earning the last suit you’ll ever wear.  The good guys dress in black, remember that.

Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. when you’re ready to become a galaxy defender!

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* Story adapted from the Discover Universal Blog


Changes Coming to the World-Famous Jungle Cruise at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom Park

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Disney Parks continue to look for ways to enhance classic attractions and elevate the experience for all Guests.  The story of the Jungle Cruise at both Disneyland park at Disneyland Resort and Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort will be updated to include new adventures that stay true to the experience we know and love – humour, wildlife and skipper heart – and also reflect and value the diversity of the world around us.

There are no bigger fans of this attraction than Disney Imagineers.  Here is Kevin Lively – former Jungle Cruise skipper – to share a transmission from the world’s most remote tropical rivers.

The Jungle Cruise is a slow moving attraction for all ages.  Board a canopied tramp steamer piloted by your trusty skipper, who will expertly navigate you through some of the world’s most treacherous waters.

Steam past lush foliage, butterflies and waterfalls on the Amazon in South America.  Glimpse an abandoned camp overrun by curious gorillas on the shores of the African Congo.

Along the Nile, watch for bathing elephants, angry hippos and hungry lions.  Your cruise continues down the Mekong River in Asia, home to baboons, cobras and other fearsomely life-like creatures.

Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. when you’re ready to experience this 10-minute, 10,000-mile journey that you won’t soon forget.

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Story adapted from the official Disney Parks Blog


Sweet New Additions at Disney Springs

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Guests visiting The Walt Disney World Resort visit will not want to miss these sweet new additions to Disney Springs!

Gideon’s Bakehouse

Celebrating its grand opening just last weekend, Gideon’s new flagship location is already a popular destination at Disney Springs.  Nestled in the heart of The Landing is where you will find this incredible bakery packed with handmade, almost half-pound cookies, double frosted cakes, and delicious iced coffees.  Not only is the menu amazing, but the dark and mysterious atmosphere themed to an old bookshop creates an unforgettable experience as soon as Guests walk through the door including some interactive elements inside.


Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew

Open for just a few weeks now at Disney Springs West Side, there is no better foodie destination for any and all donut-loving fans.  The menu boasts an impressive selection of both classic donut flavors and over-the-top gourmet creations like Peanut Butter Explosion, Maple Double Bacon and Oreo Supreme just to name a few.  And what’s a donut without an awesome cup of Joe?  Everglazed also specializes in cold brew coffees and even spiked coffees. Other noteworthy items on the menu include their hand-crafted flavored milks, savory breakfast sandwiches, and loaded fries.


Wondermade

Guests will have to make room for “s’more” treats at the new Wondermade pop-up shop located in The Landing just outside of Paddlefish.  A local Central Florida brand, Wondermade specializes in hand-crafted marshmallows including flavors such as S’mores, Key Lime Pie, Birthday Cake and Salted Caramel.   Guests ready to indulge in some real luxury can ask about their Gold Champagne flavor hand-covered in 24 karat edible gold.


Coming Soon — M&M’S

Get ready to play in a whole new world of colour at M&M’S opening soon at Disney Springs West Side!  Be on the lookout for new Mickey and Minnie Mouse M&M’s designs and packaging sold exclusively at Disney Springs.  If that’s not exciting enough, the new store will be filled with their signature chocolate wall and feature a vast assortment of whimsical merchandise, including apparel and accessories.


Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. when you’re ready to get your sweet tooth on!

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Story adapted from the official Disney Parks Blog


Tom Holland in WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure Coming to Avengers Campus at Disneyland Resort

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

When Avengers Campus opens at the Disneyland Resort at a future top secret date, you will see a very familiar face inside the Worldwide Engineering Brigade – or WEB as the kids call it.  Tom Holland reprises his role as Peter Parker for WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure.

Tom shared more details about his role in the attraction and his excitement for working with Walt Disney Imagineering on this new adventure.  Check out this first look below!

In the WEB workshop, young engineers specialize in developing innovative technologies to equip and empower a new generation of Super Heroes.  This workshop showcases the inventions of Peter Parker and the rest of the WEB Tech team, including their adorable Spider-Bots, which are designed to be robotic sidekicks capable of building anything a Super Hero might need.  When Peter’s demonstration goes awry, the Spider-Bots are stuck in a replication loop, creating even more Spider-Bots!

Donning 3D glasses, your mission will be to test-drive the aspiring inventor’s latest invention, the WEB Slinger vehicle, and discover your web-slinging super powers!  Through specially designed, innovative technology that recognizes body movements and gestures, you will reach out your hands and sling webs from your wrists, just like Spider-Man.  As the WEB Slinger vehicles progress, they will virtually pass through several other Campus addresses, including Pym Test Kitchen, Avengers Headquarters and the Collector’s Fortress, also home to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!  As the mission continues, Spider-Bots will become harder and harder to beat as they continue to multiply.

WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure is just one of the many addresses found inside Avengers Campus, an entirely new land dedicated to discovering, recruiting and training the next generation of heroes at Disney California Adventure park.

Are you spider senses tingling?  Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. to learn more about Avengers Campus at the Disneyland Resort today!

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Story adapted from the official Disney Parks Blog


Adventures by Disney Announces First-Ever Dedicated Expedition Cruises

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Journey to some of the world’s most wondrous and sought-after destinations when you set sail on all-new Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruises. Embark on exhilarating adventures across breathtaking, remote landscapes while enjoying a leisurely voyage with family-focused activities curated by the travel experts at Disney. 
Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition Cruises | With the introduction of the Antarctica Expedition Cruise, Adventures by Disney now offers family vacation experiences across all seven continents.  Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition Cruises sail with PONANT, a leader in luxury polar expeditions.

Buenos Aires Escape | Add even more adventure to your Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition Cruisewith the Buenos Aires Escape. This four-day, three-night guided group experience will highlight must-see attractions as well as the hidden gems of Argentina’s capital.

Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise | Island-hop from one extraordinary adventure to the next with five nine-day, eight-night sailings aboard the boutique expedition ship, the Galapagos Legend.

River Cruise Departures Return | Adventures by Disney’s river cruise vacations return once again to Europe with three itineraries along the Danube, Rhine and Seine.  New for 2022, specialty National Geographic Photography Sailings along the Seine will offer photo-driven excursions with National Geographic photographers.  Sailing with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line, these voyages are filled with active and immersive experiences in enchanting European destinations.

Save when you book early on select 2022 Adventures by Disney itineraries!

Save $750 per person on select 2022 Galapagos expeditions when you book Jan. 19-April 11, 2021 for travel Feb. 9-Aug. 7, 2022.  Save $500 per person on 2022 river cruises when you book Jan. 19-April 2021 for travel May 12-Dec. 23, 2022. * savings are limited and subject to availability.

Advance booking begins Jan. 19, for all previous Adventures by Disney Guests. Jan. 21, 2021 for Gold & Platinum Castaway Cay Club Members. General booking begins Jan. 22.

Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. to begin planning your adventure of a lifetime!

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New Exhibit ‘The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure’ Debuts in February at EPCOT

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

The historic transformation of EPCOT will take another step forward in early February with “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure,” a new exhibit debuting inside The American Adventure. Featuring Joe Gardner from Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” – now streaming on Disney+ – Guests are invited on a musical tour of America to learn about this inspiring genre of music.

Check out this new video from Walt Disney Imagineering’s Carmen Smith to hear more about what’s in store for this experience.

“The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” will debut at The Walt Disney World Resort next month.  Meanwhile, work is continuing on the transformation of EPCOT, including “Harmonious,” Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

It’s time to take back the magic.  Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. to experience the multi-year transformation of EPCOT!

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Story adapted from the official Disney Parks Blog


Sneak Peek of the Disney Wish!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

In case you missed it, the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Celebration shared a brand-new video of the Disney Wish, which sets sail in summer 2022.

This never-before-seen digital clip showcases new details of the dazzling Grand Hall and a first look at the stunning character statue at the base of the grand staircase, an iconic Disney princess whose faith in her dreams has inspired generations to believe in the power of their own.

Inspired by the beauty of a fairytale castle, the Grand Hall makes a bold welcoming statement, setting the tone for an enchanted family vacation from the moment you step onboard the Disney Wish.  It is an idyllic setting for Cinderella, whose timeless story is the perfect example of magic transforming wishes into dreams and dreams into reality – very fitting for a vessel named the Disney Wish, don’t you think?

The Disney Wish is the first of three new ships joining the Disney Cruise Line fleet through 2025.  All three ships will be powered by liquefied natural gas and, at approximately 144,000 gross tons and 1,250 guest staterooms, will be slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.

Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. today if you’d like to be among the first Guests to sail on the Disney Wish!

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Story adapted from the official Disney Parks Blog


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