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Snow White’s Enchanted Wish

Snow White’s Enchanted Wish

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020


Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to Disneyland we go!   Today we are so very pleased to share that Disneyland Park’s only ride-through princess attraction has been reimagined as Snow White’s Enchanted Wish!

While Disneyland park has been closed, Walt Disney Imagineering has been putting the finishing touches on this cherished attraction, which will be ready to welcome Guests when the California theme parks reopen at a later date.  Take a look at the sneak peek below!

Imagineers have updated this classic Fantasyland attraction with new magic inside and out.  Using state-of-the-art audio and visual technology, including new music, LED black lighting, laser projections and a new animation system, the attraction brings to life Snow White’s “happily ever after.”

Delight in new appearances of beloved characters, including Snow White cheerfully dancing and twirling with the Seven Dwarfs in their cozy cottage.  You may even notice the scent of Doc’s handiwork – a baking apple pie ­– wafting through the air.

Vibrant new shadow projections bring to life the dwarfs as they march happily off to work in the mine singing “Heigh-Ho.”  The most dazzling scene is the mine, which sparkles with shimmering lighting effects and glittering jewels all around.

There are more surprises to discover when you experience the magic of this timeless fairytale, and Snow White’s enchanted wish coming true at last!  The Disneyland Resort in California is where imagination is the destination.  For young and old, big and small, it is The Happiest Place on Earth.

Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. to learn more about the Disneyland Resort today!

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Story adapted from the official Disney Parks Blog


I’ve Got A Bad Feeling About This

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

A year ago today was the last time I was in the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.  Like so many others, COVID-19 cancelled my vacation plans this year, too.  Looking back fondly on my last stay – without a doubt – the highlight was getting to experience the then brand-new *E ticket attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Granted, I’ve seen the movies, know most of the characters, but I am not at all what you would call a fan of the Star Wars franchise.  Heck, when people ask me the age-old question; Star Wars or Star Trek, my answer is Doctor Who.  But that doesn’t mean this attraction hasn’t quickly become one of the very best I’ve ever experienced.

The attraction is a combination of a walk-through, motion simulator, trackless dark ride, and drop ride system.  And it puts you right in the middle of an altercation between the Resistance and the First Order!

While the attraction’s complex ride system is unlike anything I have ever ridden, I immediately compared the overall experience to Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey over at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at the Universal Orlando Resort.  This was simply due to how incredibly believable everything was.  Not unlike how I always feel as though I’m actually riding a Nimbus 2000 through Hogwarts on Forbidden Journey, here I felt as though I actually escaped the wrath of Kylo Ren with the help of the Resistance.

WARNING: Spoilers ahead.  Do NOT continue reading if you have not yet experienced and wish to keep the details of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance a secret.

The story of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (because every theme park attraction is only as good as it’s story) is that you were sent by the members of the Resistance to deliver plans to rebels on another planet in their fight against the First Order.  In order to deliver these plans, you must pass through four pre-show scenes (masked as waiting areas) before boarding the actual attraction vehicle.

The first pre-show has BB8 and Rey briefing you on your mission.  You then head outside to board a standing transport ship, where an animatronic pilot flies you through space.  You feel the ship moving as Resistance fighter pilots fly alongside you.  But of course, something goes wrong, and your ship is accidently captured.  The coolest effect here is that once your transport ship stops, the same outside door through which you entered the ship opens to reveal you are now inside the hangar of a First Order star destroyer.  While normally I would spend the next five minutes trying to figure out how they did that, I was too busy gawking at the level of detail inside the star destroyer.

The hangar is massive and is one of the best places in all of Walt Disney World to take a selfie.  Star Wars fans will want to stay here for as long as possible, given the fact that every single detail looks exactly as it does in the movies.  From the hangar, First Order officers lead you and your party into interrogation cells.

Without spoiling the very best parts, members of the Resistance begin an escape attempt.   But I assure you it’s not via a garbage shoot or trash compactor.  This is where the real fun begins.  You board your escape vehicle and are driven through the star destroyer, passing under AT-ATs , chased by Kylo Ren, and more.  The sets are massive, and the special effects are so over the top that I need to experience it a dozen more times just to take it all in.

Due to its insane popularity, Disney has implemented a virtual queue as the only means to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.  Resulting in the fact that you cannot simply stand in line for it, nor is it available via Disney’s ** FastPass+ system.  Rest assured that prior to your Walt Disney World vacation, your Fairytale Dreams & Destinations’ Vacation Specialist will walk you through exactly how this virtual queue works in hopes of securing your spot to help the Resistance.

Star Wars fan or not, after experiencing this ground-breaking ride, it’s no surprise that a year after its opening, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance remains The Walt Disney World Resort’s most popular attraction.  And without a doubt, this designation will remain for many years to come.  Because after all, the Resistance will not be intimidated.

– Christine Fiorelli


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

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www.fairytaledestinations.com


* An E ticket (officially an E coupon) was a type of admission ticket
 used at both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom theme parks prior to 1982.  E ticket admitted Guests to the newest, most advanced, and/or popular rides and attractions.

** Disney’s FastPass+ service allows you to reserve access to select Walt Disney World theme park attractions, entertainment and Character Greetings in advance.  As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, at the time this article was written, Disney’s FastPass+ service was suspended in order to use additional queue space to control capacity at attractions and maintain physical distancing.  

 


Life, Uh, Finds a Way

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Hold onto your butts and get ready for a new species of roller coaster!

Speeding through the jungle, rising high above the terrain, it’s the Jurassic World VelociCoaster.  Board your vehicle for a high-speed dash through the park’s raptor paddock.  Feel the rush of the hunt as you race alongside these nimble predators, twisting and soaring above the land and water.

This all new roller coaster will feature a series of intense maneuvers including two pulse-pounding launches, one reaching 70 mph in 2.4 seconds. You will be airborne as you reach 155 feet before falling into a thrilling drop. The attraction will also feature a 360-degree barrel roll above the Islands of Adventure lagoon.

Feel the rush of the hunt as you race alongside a pack of raptors through jungle-like terrain. The Jurassic World VelociCoaster is coming Summer 2021 only at the Universal Orlando Resort.

It’s time to take back the magic.  Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. when you’re ready to open paddock 9!

(905) 857.3611 | 1.855.FDMAGIC
10 McEwan Drive West Unit 3 Bolton ON L7E 1H1
www.fairytaledestinations.com

Story adapted from the Discover Universal Blog


Spider-Bots Coming to The Disneyland Resort

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

While Avengers Campus at the Disneyland Resort will open to aspiring Super Heroes at a future top-secret date, Peter Parker has already begun testing his latest prototype: Spider-Bots!

Every Super Hero needs a friendly sidekick to help protect their neighborhood.  These Spider-Bots put you in control of the action to battle opponents with programmed combat and defensive abilities. They can crawl backward and forward, crouch, spin 360°, stare down with their laser eyes, attack opponent Spider-Bots and even blast off their shields.

While the Disneyland theme parks in California remain closed at this time, Spider-Bots will be available at Downtown Disney beginning December 4th.

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

(905) 857.3611 | 1.855.FDMAGIC
10 McEwan Drive West Unit 3 Bolton ON L7E 1H1
www.fairytaledestinations.com

Story adapted from the official Disney Parks Blog


Exciting Changes Coming to Epcot!

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

At The Walt Disney World Resort, work is continuing on the historic, multi-year transformation of EPCOT, including “Harmonious,” Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

“Harmonious” will be one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created. It’ll feature the hallmarks of a Disney experience, including music and images, reimagined by diverse cultural musicians and artists from around the world.

Work also continues on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – the family-friendly “storytelling coaster” featuring a groundbreaking ride system with vehicles that rotate 360 degrees and can even do a reverse launch!

The Omnicoaster is a first- of-its-kind programmable roller coaster ride system, where Guests can be rotated along the ride track in any direction while traveling at high speeds. The Omnicoaster name builds upon the tradition of the Omnimover ride system in which Walt Disney Imagineers are able to turn Guests in any direction and focus their attention on a specific scene or element.

And plans are on track to open Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in 2021.  Based on Disney and Pixar’s hit film, “Ratatouille,” this family-friendly attraction will invite you to shrink down to the scale of a rat for a culinary adventure with Chef Remy. During each adventure, you’ll race across Gusteau’s kitchen floor aboard special trackless ride vehicles in a thrilling 3D chase.

 

 

 

It’s time to take back the magic.  Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. to enter an awesome dance off today!

(905) 857.3611 | 1.855.FDMAGIC
10 McEwan Drive West Unit 3 Bolton ON L7E 1H1
www.fairytaledestinations.com

Story adapted from the official Disney Parks Blog


Fairytale Field Report: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge – Disneyland

Friday, May 31st, 2019

As with most born in the 1970s, I have fond childhood memories imitating Darth Vader’s wheezing breath, watching my sister’s obsession with Luke Skywalker and enjoying spoiler-free days before finding out who Luke’s father was.   But I would not call myself a fan of the franchise by any means and my knowledge of Star Wars lore is limited. I watched Star Wars because my sister did. So, as excited as I was to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Disneyland Resort; I was also worried I wouldn’t truly understand or appreciate the amount of detail that the Disney Imagineers have put into it.

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You’re Invited To… Join Us in California!

Friday, May 24th, 2019

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Or rather, in a not too distant future, at the Disneyland Resort in California, thousands of fans will be lining up to be the first to experience the massive expansion at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Here at Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc., the Force is strong, and as such, we have been invited to participate in a special Media Preview and Dedication of the new land. Join us next week on social media as we explore some beloved favourites and new surprises, such as Cars Land and Pixar Land, before we jump into hyperspace to enter Black Spire Outpost in Batuu, a prominent trading post in the Outer Rim Territories.

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Follow along as we explore the new immersive land, discovering all that it has to offer, from attractions, merchandise, food, and perhaps even a glass of Blue Milk. And if you’re waiting to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge after it opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World on August 29th, consider this a taste for what is to come.

Who knows what we’ll find in Batuu – scoundrels, spies, members of the Resistance, a Stormtrooper, maybe even a Jedi or two! Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram as we explore Black Spire Outpost at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!


When Is The Best Time To Visit Walt Disney World

Friday, March 15th, 2019

You may be thinking about planning a vacation to Walt Disney World, but are trying to narrow down your dates. A common question we get is “When is the best time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida?”

The answer to this question varies, as it all depends on what is meant by ‘best’. Best weather? Best crowds? Best price?

So let’s break it down one ‘best’ at a time.

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Experience Magic At Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Do you have any witches or wizards in the family? Or maybe there is a Muggle in your life that you are ready to introduce to The Wizarding World? Keep reading to learn more about the magic that awaits you at Universal Orlando Resort!

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