Disney Confirms Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas To Debut At Magic Kingdom Park This Spring

Ahoy there me’ Thrill Seekers,

Today via their blog Disney confirmed something we already new, that their new interactive quest called A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas will debut in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park this spring.

So what’s it all about? Disney stated

In A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas, guests will use a pirate map and magic talisman to help them complete five different pirate raids throughout Adventureland. The goal is to help locate different Treasures of the Seven Seas and fight off pirate enemies like the Royal Navy and Captain Barbossa, among others. If guests help Captain Jack succeed in all the missions, they’ll be welcomed as part of his new crew. If not, they’ll face the wrath of the cruel sea – alone.

It sounds great for all those budding adventures out there.. Disney also shared a sketch provided by their Imagineering team (best job ever?) which we’ve embedded below.

pirates adventure

So what are your first impressions of Pirates Adventure?

regards,

Jamie

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What Can We Look Forward To From The Parks In 2013?

Happy New Year Thrill Seekers,

2013 is almost upon us and its time to remember the past but look forward to the future, so what have the Orlando theme parks got planned for us.

Disneyland Orlando (Magic Kingdom)

Disney should complete the final stages of its much anticipated  Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom in Florida, featuring a Seven Dwarves mine train coaster and the Princess Fairytale Hall meet-and-greet attraction should keep Disney as the number 1 theme park in the World.

We may also hear more about Disney’s proposed construction of an Avatar land.

Universal Orlando (Universal Studios)

Revealed last year by a host of cryptic messages Universal Orlando confirmed that the Transformers 3-D motion simulator dark ride will open at Universal Studios Orlando in 2013. Riders will join the heroic Autobots in an intergalactic battle against the villainous Decepticons.

We may also hear more about the rumoured Harry Potter extension perhaps later in 2013 once the Transformers excitement has died down.

SeaWorld Orlando

Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin will transform SeaWorld Orlando’s 24-year-old Penguin Encounter habitat into a new winter-themed land with 55-foot-tall glaciers in the shape of nuzzling penguins towering over shops, restaurants and a first-of-its-kind interactive dark ride offering varied adventures from a penguin’s point of view. Orlando Attraction Tickets will be there in 2013 so we’ll update you all on the attraction.

Also for 2013 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment should complete its IPO which may bring further announcements.

Orlando Attraction Tickets

2013 should be a very exciting time for us, we’ve altered our shipping options to make us quicker, we should see a new look website launching in the 1st quarter of 2013 and we’ve also signed on some new suppliers to offer even more great attractions in Orlando.

Here’s to a great 2013,

Happy New Year…

Jamie

Here’s My 14 Day Orlando Theme Park Plan

Afternoon Thrill Seekers,

Making the most of your Orlando Attraction Tickets is the key to any good Florida holiday. Today’s post is my personal guide on how to get the most out of your 14 days Florida tickets.

The guide below is based on our top selling ticket, the Orlando PassPort.

Day 1 – SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld is the first park I visited on my holiday and it set me up for the week, it offers a great balance of shows, roller coasters and animals.

Top Tip: You’ve got to give sitting in the “wet zones” at the SeaWorld shows a go, I haven’t laugh some much in ages… remember though they are called “wet zones” for a reason!

You will need at least a day to see the whole of SeaWorld, Orlando.

Day 2 – Universal’s Islands of Adventures

Personally one of my favourite parks, its home to both Marvel and Harry Potter so it will be busy.

Top Tip – Try to do Marvel in the morning and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the afternoon. People tend to rush straight to WWHP which leaves popular rides like Hulk and Spider-Man with shorter queues.

Islands of Adventure will take more than a day to fully explore it but its well worth returning later on in your holiday.

Day 3 – Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Your poor feet may have taken a bit of a pounding after 2 days of Thrill Rides so perhaps take a relaxing break by sepnding the morning by the pool.

When you feel up to it get yourself down to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, for the brave of heart get yourself on the Twilight Zone of Terror…

Top Tip – Take advantage of the Disney Fast Pass option that comes with the Orlando PassPort.

Day 4 – Busch Gardens, Tampa

There are two ways of getting to Busch Gardens in Tampa, firstly your Orlando PassPort includes free transportation to Busch Gardens via a shuttle bus alternatively you can drive there; usrentacar.co.uk offers cheap Florida Car Hire from as little as £17 per day fully insured which offer more flexibility than the bus.

Busch Gardens, in my opinion is the complete park; it has Thrill Rides like SheiKra and the newly opened Cheetah Hunt on the back drop of an animal fuelled safari, including Lions, Giraffes and Rhinos.

Top Tip: Check the animals out in the morning as the coasters are generally quieter in the afternoon.

Day 5 – Water Park

Trust me your feet will not be happy with you after your great day at Busch Gardens, so perhaps it best to visit one of the great Water Parks available with your Orlando PassPort. You can pick from either Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon or head to Orlando’s newest water park Aquatica!

The hardest part is deciding which to visit, perhaps this might help?

Day 6 – Epcot

Time for a bit of education, no not boring school type education but awesome Disney style education. Epcot is a massive 300 acre theme park dedicated to innovation and international culture.

Epcot is divided into two lands they are Future World and World Showcase, there are many highlights but their spectacular fireworks show is a must.

Top Tip – Try and visit Monday through to Thursday as generally its quieter than the busy weekends.

Day 7 – Universal Studios

Where movies meet the real world, Universal Studios is home to some of the most iconic images in film history including the terminator, men in black and the backwards roller coast The Mummy’s Revenge.

Top Tip – You must, must ride the Rip Ride Rockit…its awesome.

Day 8 – Water Park

Its time to rest your feet again, get yourself down to one of the water parks you haven’t visited yet, perhaps the two Disney water parks in one day!?

Day 9 – Animal Kingdom

Its off to see the animals again today at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, remember Orlando gets hot so get to the park early if you like your animals moving.They generally head for the shade during the day… they ain’t stupid… 🙂

Animal Kingdom is split in to seven lands they are Oasis, Discovery Island, Camp Minnie-Mickey, Africa, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Asia and Dinoland USA. Walt Disney himself was a massive fan of animals and this park is really dedicated to that experience.

Top Tip – Make sure your camera is fully charged and has plenty of space left cos it will be full by the end of the day!

Day 10 – Get yourself down to your final Water Park

Its time to rest again, get yourself down to your final water park and relax…

The rest of your days I would advise revisiting the parks you either loved the most or didn’t get time to completely investigate….

There you have it… your complete 14 day holiday plan… all you need now is a holiday to get over your Theme Park holiday 🙂

regards,

Jamie

 

What Is Disney’s FASTPASS & Can I Use It?

Good Evening Thrill Seekers,

I can’t think of many negative things about going to an Orlando Theme Park but one thing I would imagine is right up there is the queuing…

We all know its part and parcel of using Orlando Attraction Tickets and we all wish theme park owners could find some way of reducing wait times… well….

Did you know our Disney tickets include Disney FASTPASS?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could cut your wait time for some of your favourite attractions? Now you can!

How does it work?

Disney FASTPASS Service saves your place in line for an attraction while you enjoy the rest of the theme park.

To Use Disney FASTPASS Service:

  • Look for the “Disney FASTPASS® Distribution” sign near the entrance of an attraction.
  • Check the “Return Time” displayed on the sign.
    • The sign will indicate the time you would return to enjoy the attraction using a FASTPASS ticket.
    • For attractions, the return time is a one-hour window (e.g., 1:10 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.), so you don’t have to be there exactly at a given time. For shows, your return time will be for a specific performance.
  • If the return time is one that works for you, just insert your Orlando attraction ticket into the Disney FASTPASS Service machine.
  • A FASTPASS ticket will emerge with your return time printed on it. Now you’re free to go and enjoy the rest of the theme park!
  • Go back to the FASTPASS ticketholder entrance when your return time rolls around, show your ticket to the Cast Member and enjoy the attraction with a minimal wait.

Please keep in mind:

  • FASTPASS tickets are only valid on the day of issue.
  • Everyone in your party using the FASTPASS ticketholder entrance must have a FASTPASS ticket.
  • There’s a limit to the number of FASTPASS tickets you may have at one time. On your ticket will be printed the time at which you can get your next one. Disney FASTPASS Service machines won’t issue another ticket until the time stated on your current one.

Currently, the following attractions offer Disney FASTPASS Service:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park:

  • Primeval Whirl
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • DINOSAUR
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Expedition Everest

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park:

  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Magic Kingdom Theme Park:

  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Jungle Cruise
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Dumbo The Flying Elephant
  • The Barnstormer
  • Town Square Theater

Epcot Theme Park:

  • Mission: SPACE Pavilion
  • Test Track
  • Captain EO
  • Maelstrom
  • Soarin’

Remember this option comes as standard with your Disney Tickets purchased from www.orlandoattractiontickets.co.uk so take advantage of it.

regards,

Jamie

Disney’s Fantasyland At Magic Kingdom

Afternoon Thrill Seekers,

Last week Orlando Attraction Tickets were lucky enough to gain access to the preview period for Disney’s new Fantasyland additions at Magic Kingdom.

Not open to the general public until December 6th OAT were treated to a look at several new attractions including

Be Our Guest Restaurant – This magical dining location was taken straight out of the film “Beauty and The Beast,” and features three amazingly themed dining rooms – the Ballroom, the spooky West Wing, and the Rose Gallery. While lunch is first-come, first-served, reservations are strongly recommended for dinner. You can browse the menus of French-inspired cuisine here.

Bonjour! Village Gifts – Find goodies inspired by both “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Little Mermaid” at this shop in Belle’s Village.

Enchanted Tales With Belle – Forget everything you know about character greeting experiences with Disney characters. Here you’re invited inside Belle’s childhood home and are magically transported into Beast’s Castle, where you spend time with Belle by reenacting her fateful meeting with Beast. Disney PhotoPass is on-hand to capture it all.

 Gaston’s Tavern – Head inside Gaston’s ultimate retreat for a sip of LeFou’s Brew, or a bite of a pork shankor a tasty cinnamon roll.

Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid – Plunge under the sea to follow Ariel as she meets Prince Eric, battles Ursula the Sea Witch, and makes the choice to become human. Be sure to bring your cameras to this attraction – Prince Eric’s Castle, which tops off the attraction, is guaranteed to impress.

2013 looks to be an exciting year for Disney, you can purchase Disney Attraction Tickets for 2013 from www.orlandoattractiontickets.co.uk.

regards,

Jamie

Florida Theme Parks At Christmas

Christmas at the Theme Parks is a big deal and the likes of Disney, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld go all out to provide a visual spectacular.

Here is a brief summary of what’s happening at the Theme Park’s over Christmas.

Walt Disney World: Disney offer an amazing array of theme’s and show from Christmas Around the World and the Candlelight Processional at Epcot to the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom, Disney World is generally the king of Christmas shows.

Universal/Islands of Adventure: Islands of Adventure, home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has it’s own unique Christmas tale, told in the form of a live presentation of the classic Dr. Seuss tale “The Grinch“.

Next door at Universal Studios, there’s the Macy’s Holiday Parade, complete with authentic balloons, and live performances by Mannheim Steamroller on select nights. The festivities start on December 3.

SeaWorld: If you like your Christmas displays on water then SeaWorld’s Sea of Trees is for you, other popular Christmas shows include Shamu’s Christmas Miracles and the brand-new O Wondrous Night are all provided to get you and your family into the Christmas spirit. You can even ride the Polar Express Experience, which puts you in the classic Tom Hanks movie.

Each night of the Christmas celebration is capped off with a stunning fireworks show. The event runs weekends through December 11, then shifts to every night starting December 17.

Busch Gardens: Outside of Florida,  Busch Gardens in Tampa celebrates the holiday season with a special musical and Christmas ice show. You can even book breakfast with Santa, which includes a family photo as a momento.

Leogland Florida: As we have already reported Legoland Florida which opened in October, will be celebrating the holiday season with its first ever Christmas Bricktacular. One of the highlights is, of course, a giant Lego tree made from green and red bricks. The event starts on December 8.

How to book

Disney attraction tickets are available from Orlando Attraction Tickets from only £223 per adult.*

Universal attraction tickets including the Harry Potter Theme Park are available from OrlandoAttractionTickets.co.uk from only £87 per adult.*

SeaWorld attraction tickets are available from www.orlandoattractiontickets.co.uk from only £73 per adult.*

Busch Garden attraction tickets are available from Orlando Attraction Tickets from only £73 per adult.*

LEGOLAND Florida tickets are available from Orlando Attractions from only £38 per adult.*

*prices are subject to change without notice.

Ages and Heights for Rides.

Theme parks and attractions in the US are not only for adults there are plenty of things babies and small children can do to. We have put together a list of parks and rides so you can see what your children can enjoy. One’s in Bold- babies from birth plus can enjoy.

Magic Kingdom……….

Ariels Grott0,Astro Orbiter, The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farm (ok from around 2, height 35in), Big Thunder Mountain, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Carousel of Progress, Cinderella’s Golden Carousel, Country Bear Jamboree, Donald’s Boat, Dream Along with Mickey, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Enchanted Tiki RoomHall of Presidents, The Haunted Mansion (although it says babies can ride, I’m not sure I would take a baby on here), It’s a Small World, Jungle Cruise, Liberty Square Riverboat,
Mad Tea Party, Main Street Family Fun Day Parade, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Mickey’s Country House, Mickey’s Philharmagic, Minnie’s Country House, Peter Pan’s Flight (this is a little dark and quite high), Pirates of the Caribbean, Pooh’s Playful Spot, Snow Whites Scary Adventures, Splash Mountain, Stitch’s Great Escape, Swiss Family Treehouse, Laugh Floor, Tom Sawyer Island, Tomorrowland Speedway, Tomorrowland Transit Authority, Woody’s Cowboy Camp.

Animal Kingdom……..

Boneyard (supervision needed), Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama, Dinosaur, Expedition Everest, Festival of the Lion King , Finding Nemo – The Musical, Flights of Wonder, It’s Tough to be a Bug, Kali River Rapids, Kilimanjaro Safari, Maharajah Jungle Trek, Pangani Exploration Trail, Pocahontas and Her Forest Friends, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Triceratops Spin.

Hollywood Studios aka MGM……

Playhouse Disney-Live on Stage!, Backlot Tour, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Beauty and the Beast, Sounds Dangerous, Fantasmic, Star Tours, The Great Movie Ride, Tower of Terror, Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playground, High School, Musical Pep Rally, Indiana Jones Stunt,Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Lights – Motors – Action! Stunt Show, Magic of Disney Animation, Muppet Vision 3D, MGM Parades and Fireworks, One Man’s Dream.

Epcot………….

Soarin, Spaceship, Honey I Shrunk the Audience, Test track, Innoventions, Ellen’s Energy Adventure, Imagination!, Circle of LifeLiving with the Land, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, “Turtle Talk with Crush, Mission: Space.

Islands of Adventure……

Marvel Superhero Island –

The Incredible Hulk Coaster (You must be 54 inches tall to ride),
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (You must be 40 inches tall to ride) ,
Storm Force Accelatron (this is like the teacups),
Dr. Doom’s Fearfall (You must be 52 inches tall to ride).

Toon Lagoon

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges (You must be 42 inches to ride),
Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls (You must be 44 inches to ride), Me Ship, The Olive Playground Area.

Jurassic Park –

Jurassic Park River Adventure (You must be 42 inches to ride),
Pteranodon Flyers (You must be taller than 36 inches or shorter than 56 inches to ride. Adults can only ride when accompanied by a child.) ,
Camp Jurassic Playground Area with Dinosaur Noises,
Discovery Center.

The Lost Continent –

Dueling Dragons (You must be 54 inches to ride), Poseidon’s Fury (no height restriction but loud noises and darkness may make it unsuitable for nervous toddlers), The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad.

Seuss Landing –

The Cat in the Hat Ride Inside (No hand-held infants are allowed on the ride), One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Caro-Seuss-el, The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride (34 inches),  GrinchMas (seasonal).

Universal Studios……….

Revenge of the Mummy – Must be at least 48″

Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast -Must be at least 40″ (persons under 40″ can experience this attraction from an adjacent stationary location.), Shrek 4-D No height, but can be scary, Fear Factor Live – No height restriction but consider subject matter carefully, Terminator 2: 3D – Battle Across Time – No height but consider subject matter carefully,  Men in Black Alien Attack – Must be at least 42″,  E.T. Adventure (possible height requirement of 40in, not for small babies) Probably ok for toddlers, but it is dark and mildly scary, Jaws – No height but consider subject matter carefully. I have read reviews where kids screamed and cried all the way through.  Twister: Ride it Out. Animal Planet Live!, Earthquake: The Big One.

Nickelodeon Studios…………

Curious George Goes to Town play park, A Day in the Park with Barney great show for little ones, Fievel’s Playland play park with water, Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster -Must be at least 36″ Good for toddlers, Universal Horror Make-Up, Beetlejuice Graveyard Review No height restriction, but consider subject matter carefully, The Blues Brothers, Simpsons Ride – 40 inches.

SeaWorld………….

Shows:

Believe
Blue Horizons
Clyde and Seamore
Mistify
Odyssea
Pet’s Ahoy

Animal Attractions

Dolphin Cove
Manatee Rescue
Pacific Point Preserve
Penguin Encounter
Shark Encounter
Wild Arctic
– there is a ride Height Restriction: 42 inches or a walk through option.

Rides at Seaworld –

Journey to Atlantis – Height Restriction: 42 inches.
Kraken -Height Restriction: 54 inches
Shamu Express – Height Restriction: 38 inches with an adult or 41 inches without an adult
Shamu’s Happy Harbor playground

Disneys Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Dates Announced

Each year Disney holds a very special Christmas party, the dates have just been announced.

November 2010 December 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010 Thursday, December 2, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010 Friday, December 3, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010 Sunday, December 5, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010 Thursday, December 9, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010 Friday, December 10, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010 Sunday, December 12, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Tuesday, December 14, 201
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010

Disney Announces Cinderella Castle To Feature Your Faces

Disney Parks latest marketing campaign will make you, their guests, the stars. 

Disney Parks will have a nightly photo show that will be projected on to the spires of Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.  

We all knew that the campaign was going to be called “Let the Memories Begin,” the idea is to show holiday memories being created at Disney daily. 

Starting January 2011, Disney PhotoPass photographers will being capturing pictures of guests during the day that will be larger-than-life images during the nighttime show. As many as 500 images will be used every day, Disney said. 

Disney will also begin featuring home videos and snapshots of real guests in television ads and other marketing, the company said. 

At Walt Disney World Resort, the night time show will be projected on the spires of Cinderella Castle. At Disneyland Resort, the facade of “it’s a small world” will be the canvas for the show. 

Do forget to watch the live announcement here
http://www.attraction-tickets.info/disney-major-annoucement-today/

Pirates Of The Caribbean At Walt Disney World Resort

Pirates of the Caribbean can be found at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Adventureland and is the inspiration for the set of films of the same name starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly.

This attraction was the last project Walt Disney himself  helped design.

The attraction itself is an indoor water ride, guests float through an immersive, larger-than-life pirate adventure featuring gunshots, cannon blasts, burning buildings, and carousing and pillaging pirates, all accompanied by the rollicking theme song, “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)” written by George Bruns and Xavier Atencio.

The highlight is the 14 foot plunge over a waterfall in to the pirates cave.

Height to ride – Any height

Ride Duration – 8:30

Attraction Tickets Review – A great ride for atmosphere, you can literally smell the salty water.