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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, Opening Spring 2022 at Walt Disney World Resort

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, Opening Spring 2022 at Walt Disney World Resort

Friday, July 30th, 2021

Disney Imagineers Talk Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Opening spring 2022 at The Walt Disney World Resort, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be a two-night, immersive adventure in a galaxy far, far away that goes beyond anything Disney has created before.

But what does that mean, exactly?

To answer that question – and many more – Disney gathered some of the Disney Imagineers developing this groundbreaking project and let the cameras roll as they talked about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. In this wide-ranging discussion, you’ll learn more about how Guests can be the hero of their own Star Wars story, about their planet-side excursion to Batuu and how this new experience complements and enhances a visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and so much more.

It is a must watch for anyone – from the biggest Star Wars fan to those curious about what in the galaxy Walt Disney Imagineering is up to, and everyone in between.

Everyone needs a fairytale.  Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. to be among the first to step onboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser!

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Story adapted from the Disney Travel Agents website


Harmonious Debuts October 1 at EPCOT

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

‘Harmonious’ Will Tell a Story of Global Connection as Part of ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’

We’re just a little more than two months from the next major milestone in the transformation of EPCOT, the debut of “Harmonious,” the new nighttime spectacular that is one of the largest ever created for a Disney park and unlike anything that’s been seen before.

“Harmonious” illuminates our shared humanity, bringing to life the vision of EPCOT through a celebration of our world and its promise. Over the years, cultures from around the world have provided inspiration for Disney films and music. In “Harmonious,” a global community of musical artists has come together and reinterpreted those familiar stories and songs in their own voice, honoring their respective cultures. Collectively, they contribute to a unique experience that could only happen at EPCOT, a place where the impossible becomes possible through the power of human imagination and the magic of Disney.

The show moves through three distinct chapters, inviting us to gather on the shores of World Showcase Lagoon, celebrate the countries and cultures of the world, and ultimately unite to create a bright tomorrow. “Harmonious” begins with a sunrise, and as the world awakens around us, we set out on a journey that takes us across the globe. It’s a dazzling and diverse feast for the eyes and ears, from the South Pacific home of “Moana” and a Middle-Eastern interpretation of “Aladdin” to “The Jungle Book” in India, China’s legend of “Mulan,” the European nations that inspired “Brave” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and so much more.

Here’s a first look at how this stunning spectacle is coming together, as teams from Disney Live Entertainment and Walt Disney Imagineering continue working to get “Harmonious” ready for opening night.

“Harmonious” will make its grand debut on October 1 as part of the launch of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” marking the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.

Everyone needs a fairytale.  Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. to be a part of The Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary Celebration today!

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Story adapted from the Disney Travel Agents website


Two New Nighttime Spectaculars Will Debut October 1st at Walt Disney World!

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Beginning October 1st 2021, “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honors the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, and we have some great new details to share with you about this incredible 18-month event.

A new nighttime spectacular, “Disney Enchantment,” will help kick off the 50th anniversary festivities when it debuts October 1 at Magic Kingdom Park. Created to launch with “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” this evening extravaganza will take Guests on a journey filled with adventure, wonder and empowerment. Inspiring everyone to believe in magic, “Disney Enchantment” will feature music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks and, for the first time, immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A.

Joining “Disney Enchantment” on October 1 will be “Harmonious” at EPCOT, one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney park. This new show will bring the globe together at World Showcase Lagoon in a celebration of Disney music that inspires people worldwide. It’s a grand, powerful tribute to the stories and songs that unite us, embracing new technical magic that incorporates pyrotechnics, choreographed moving fountains, lighting and media in new ways. “Harmonious” will invite Guests to travel the globe through new interpretations of classic Disney songs as you’ve never heard them before, reimagined in more than a dozen languages by a diverse group of 240 artists from around the world.

There’s also new daytime entertainment stirring at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Check out this artist rendering of “Disney KiteTails,” which will come alive several times daily at the Discovery River Amphitheater beginning October 1. Performers will fly windcatchers and kites of all shapes and sizes, while out on the water elaborate three-dimensional kites – some stretching to 30 feet long – will depict Disney animal friends, including Simba, Zazu, Baloo and King Louie. These colorful creations will dance through the sky to the beat of favorite Disney songs in an uplifting, vibrant experience for the whole family.

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be the hosts for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” and they’ll be decked out in sparkling new EARidescent fashions for the 50th anniversary. As you can see in the photo, their best pals want to get in on the shimmer, too, as Donald Duck and Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto, and Chip ‘n’ Dale will be sporting their own custom-made EARidescent looks beginning October. 1. Guests will get a chance to see them when they travel through Magic Kingdom Park several times daily in the new “Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade.”

These eight friends will also be featured in special golden character sculptures debuting October 1 at Magic Kingdom; in this artist rendering, you can see Mickey and Minnie shining in the sunlight near Cinderella Castle. There will be 50 characters total in this series of sculptures that will be displayed across all four theme parks.

“The World’s Most Magical Celebration” will also see the grand opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT, icons at each of the four parks transforming into Beacons of Magic at night, EARidescent décor all across the resort, plus much more.

Everyone needs a fairytale.  Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. to be a part of The Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary Celebration today!

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Story adapted from the Disney Travel Agents website


Avengers Campus is NOW OPEN!

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Avengers, assemble!

At Avengers Campus, you will have the opportunity to live out their Super Hero dreams.   Here, you will discover what it’s like to sling webs and have super powers on WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure.  Let’s take a closer look inside this action-packed attraction.

At the Worldwide Engineering Brigade – also known as WEB – Tony Stark has assembled young engineers who 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 Spider-Bots, which are designed to be robotic sidekicks capable of building anything a Super Hero might need.

However, when Peter’s demonstration goes awry, the Spider-Bots are stuck in a replication loop, creating even more Spider-Bots!

As you don 3D glasses, your mission will be to test-drive the aspiring inventor’s latest invention, the WEB Slinger vehicle, and put your web-slinging skills to the test!  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, you 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 – the first Disney ride-through attraction to feature this iconic Super Hero – is just one of the many addresses found inside Avengers Campus.  You won’t want to miss this epic adventure.

In case you missed it, here is the full opening ceremony of Avengers Campus at the Disneyland Resort in California, with special appearances from Paul Rudd, Anthony Mackie and more!

Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. when you’re ready to suit up, recruit and train with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

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  • Story adapted from the official Disney Parks Blog

2022 Rates for the Universal Orlando Resort are Here!

Monday, May 10th, 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, casting a spell of excitement might just be exactly what the doctor ordered.

When booking your Universal 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 Theme Park destinations. Before you could rise with Optimus Prime, Escape from Gringotts, or go on a high speed chase with a pack of raptors, 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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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Launches in 2022 at Walt Disney World Resort

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will take you to a galaxy far, far away for an all-immersive, two-night vacation experience that goes beyond anything Disney has ever created before. What exactly does “all-immersive” mean? Well, in honour of Revenge of the 5th, here’s a little hint …

Yes, that’s a new type of lightsaber Rey is holding in her hand, created by Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development. Those who experience Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be the first to see it in action – along with so much more – starting in 2022 when this amazing new two-night adventure debuts. When you watch that lightsaber activate right before your eyes it will be just one of the countless ways that, from the moment you arrive to the moment you depart, you’ll be plunged into a Star Wars story where your decisions and actions – or even the casual conversations you may have – determine how your personal journey unfolds.

Your adventure begins at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser terminal at Walt Disney World, where you will gather with fellow passengers before departing for their intergalactic destination. You will soon enter a special Launch Pod and leave your world behind as you make a hyperspace jump to a galaxy far, far away.

Watch through viewports as you approach the massive and magnificent Halcyon starcruiser, which will be your home for the next two nights.  When the Launch Pod’s airlock slides open, you’ll take your first step into a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser comes to life all around you. During your stay aboard this glamorous ship, you may interact with an eclectic group of characters both familiar and new, possibly including the starcruiser’s strong and charismatic captain, a plucky ship’s mechanic and a galactic superstar who can captivate an entire room with the crook of one jewel-encrusted purple Twi’lek finger.

This singing sensation will be a featured performer during one of the exquisite dining experiences inside the Crown of Corellia Dining Room, which you can see in this artist concept rendering (pictured, right). The enticing supper club’s name is an homage to Corellia, the planet known galaxy-wide for its shipyards that gave us not only the Halcyon starcruiser, but also the Millennium Falcon. The dining room is a bright and welcoming hall that will offer breakfast and lunch to passengers before transitioning each evening into a lavish multi-course menu of both otherworldly and familiar origins.

As the journey continues, you will have the opportunity to train in the ancient ways of the lightsaber, learn more about the inner workings of the Halcyon starcruiser and even jump on a transport to the planet Batuu to further your adventure inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This isn’t storytelling – it’s storyliving, where you will see, feel and live Star Wars in a whole new way.

Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. when you’re ready to use the Force!

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  • Story adapted from the official Disney Parks Blog

Avengers Campus Opens June 4th!

Friday, April 9th, 2021

Super Heroes Assemble!  The Avengers Campus—an entirely new land dedicated to discovering, recruiting and training the next generation of Super Heroes—will open June 4, 2021 at the Disneyland Resort in California!

At this fully immersive land inside Disney California Adventure park, Guests will be invited to team up with the Avengers and their allies and live out their Super Hero dreams.  Avengers Campus is comprised of several heroic locations, each hosted by a different Avenger to share their unique powers, technology and knowledge with recruits.  Today, we’re also excited to unveil a first look inside Avengers Campus!

The first key area is the Worldwide Engineering Brigade – also known as WEB. It brings together bright innovators like Peter Parker who have been assembled by Tony Stark to invent new technologies and equip everyday people to become Super Heroes like the Avengers.  WEB will house the new WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, the first Disney ride-through attraction to feature the iconic friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!

Tom Holland will reprise his role as Spider-Man in the new family-friendly attraction, which invites guests to put their web-slinging skills to the test and experience what it’s like to have powers alongside Spider-Man – a feat accomplished with innovative technology adapted specifically for this attraction, perfect for up-and-coming recruits of all ages.

The second anchor attraction looms high above the land, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, a fan-favorite that opened in 2017.  This rockin’ adventure blasts guests straight into the “Guardians of the Galaxy” story, alongside characters from the blockbuster films and comics.  Help Rocket bust his fellow Guardians of the Galaxy out of the Collector’s Fortress and experience raucous mayhem, music inspired by the soundtracks from the movies, thrilling free-fall drop sequences and six different story lines.

Power up With Tiny Treats and Massive Meals

When it is time to take a break from the heroics, several new dining spots at Avengers Campus will offer dishes that are rich in both flavor and storytelling. Pym Test Kitchen is a food innovation science lab where the food and drinks tell a story.  Just as Ant-Man and The Wasp use “Pym Particles” to grow and shrink just about anything, Pym Technologies applies this science to the creation of shareable bites, inventive entrees and sweet treats.

Visit one of The Avengers favorite food joints, Shawarma Palace.  Enjoy a shawarma wrap at this food cart, which is decked out with memorabilia for Avenger fans.

Team up With The Avengers and Their Allies

Throughout Avengers Campus, Super Heroes will come to life in exciting ways.  Guests may have heroic encounters with Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, the Dora Milaje, Black Widow, Ant-Man and The Wasp, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor and even villains like Loki.

Guests may even have the chance to witness Spider-Man swinging into action high above Avengers Campus with gravity-defying, acrobatic feats never seen before in a Disney theme park.

At a nearby ancient sanctum, Doctor Strange will train recruits in the mystic arts by bringing this ancient sanctum to life with powerful spells. At night, the area glows even more vividly with majestic colors and lights, pulsating with mystic energy.

We are counting down the days till we can team up with the Avengers and their allies, sling webs with Spider-Man, taste-test inventive food and drinks and become part of a bigger universe alongside some of our favorite Super Heroes.

It’s time to take back the magic.  Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. if you still believe in heroes.

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Story adapted from the official Disney Parks Blog


Why Stay at an Onsite Universal Resort Hotel?

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

When it comes to vacation time, there is something to be said about convenience.  Let’s face it, our vacations always go by way too fast, and so we all want to make the most of the time that we do have for them.  Therefore, when it comes to the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, there is great value in opting to stay as close as you can get to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  After all, no spell a muggle can conjure up is going to make your vacation longer than it is.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Needless to say, proximity to the Universal theme parks is a very big reason that when vacationing to the Universal Orlando Resort, you want to stay inside Universal.  But let me take a moment to share with you a few more:

ExpressPass | Guest staying at * Premier hotels get to skip the regular lines at most popular attractions in Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, including attractions inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Early Entry | Each and every day, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens one hour early for all Universal Resort Hotel Guests.   This allows you with just enough time to get in that one favourite attraction before the park officially opens.  This is also a great perk if you plan to experience new and/or popular attractions as mornings may offer the shortest waiting time.

Waterway to the theme parks

Waterway to Theme Parks

Transportation | Forget about the hassles of car keys and parking.  When staying in Universal, there is no need to rent a vehicle.  There are motorcoaches, water launches and your own two feet to take you everywhere you need to be.

Onsite Location | Oh-so-close to the parks!  The ability to take a mid-day break to go for a swim, nap or just to re-charge your batteries is much more realistic when staying so close to the theme parks.

Pool Hopping | Pool-hopping privileges to use other Universal hotel’s recreational facilities (excluding Endless Summer Resort).

Package Delivery | There is no need to carry souvenirs or similar purchases with you.  Enjoy Universal’s complimentary parcel delivery service to your Universal hotel.

Priority Seating | Guest staying at *Premier hotels receive priority seating at select restaurants throughout both theme parks and enjoy first available seating for your party size at select Universal CityWalk Restaurants.

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Character Calls | Optimus Prime asking you to “rise with me now” can help start off your day with a smile.  From the phone inside your hotel room, you can schedule a wake-up call from various Universal Orlando characters.

Charging Privileges | Talk about convenience.  No need to carry cash or credit cards, when you can take advantage of Universal’s resort-wide charging privileges with your room key.

All of the Universal Orlando Resort hotels are beautiful properties, with incredible theming, dining, recreation and pools.  And most importantly, they offer a wide range of room types from budget-friendly options to minion bedrooms all the way up to luxurious suites.

Minion room at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

– Christine Fiorelli

Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations Inc. to learn more about the perks of being a Universal Orlando Resort Guest.

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* Universal’s three Premier hotels are Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel & Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

 

 


Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Opens on October 1st!

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Everyone’s favorite “Little Chef” is cooking up something really big for the Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary, because the grand opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT is set for October 1st of this year!

That date may sound familiar, as it will also mark exactly 50 years since Walt Disney World officially opened for the first time.  So Chef Remy will help us kick off “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” in Parisian style.

In this delicious new attraction, Guests will feel like they’ve shrunk to the size of Chef Remy as they scurry through Gusteau’s famous restaurant on a wild adventure for the entire family (no height requirement).  Based on Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award-winning “Ratatouille,” the experience will be part of a newly expanded France pavilion inside EPCOT.

Also opening October 1st will be La Crêperie de Paris, a new restaurant offering both table- and quick-service options.  The menu will feature sweet crepes, savory buckwheat galettes (naturally gluten friendly) and authentic French hard cider.  The attraction, restaurant and pavilion expansion are all part of the historic transformation of EPCOT currently underway, celebrating how the impossible becomes possible through the power of imagination – and a little Disney magic.  This amazing time in the park’s history has already brought us a reimagined main entrance with new entrance fountain, “The Soul of Jazz” exhibit and new films in three different pavilions, with much more on the way.

Remy will be joining in for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” an 18-month event that will feature new experiences at the four Walt Disney World theme parks and beyond, where shimmering EARidescent décor will appear as if by magic.

It’s time to take back the magic.  Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. to be a part of The Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary Celebration today!

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Story adapted from the official Disney Parks Blog


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


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