Orlando Theme Parks At Christmas And New Years

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Decembers upon us and Christmas is tapping lightly on our door. Here at Orlando Attraction Tickets we love the holiday season and our Theme Park buddies do to…

Here’s a brief breakdown of what’s happening at the Orlando Theme Parks this Christmas

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Nov. 9 – Dec. 21, Select Dates

Celebrate the holiday season with your family alongside Mickey and Minnie at the Magic Kingdom Theme Park. The celebration is filled with spectacular fireworks, Mickey’s ‘Once Upon A Christmastime’ parade and live entertainment featuring the rest of your favorite Disney Characters. Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required to attend this event.

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Nov. 9 – Jan. 6

A breathtaking seasonal display featuring millions of glittering lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music on the Streets of America at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. Entire buildings, twirling carousels, heavenly angels and Santa and his reindeer spring to life with an extensive array of multi-colored lights. Some nights, the show is capped off with an enchanted flurry of snow.

ICE! at Gaylord Palms Resort

Nov. 10 – Jan. 1

More than two million lights, a 54-foot-tall Christmas tree, heartwarming visits with Santa, captivating musical events and exclusive holiday events await you and your family at the Gaylord Palms. Discover how Gaylord Palms is like no other holiday destination with Merry Madagascar featuring characters from the DreamWorks Animation films carved out of ice. ICE! features two-story tall ice slides carved from two million pounds of ice and a tribute to the unforgettable classic.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

Nov. 17 – Dec. 31

Let the waves of holiday spirit splash over you and your family during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. The winter wonderland is filled with carols in the air, a sparkling Sea of Trees and skaters dancing on ice. Take a journey to the North Pole on The Polar Express Experience, share a smile with a sea lion, and enjoy live entertainment featuring everything from Santa to Shamu.

Holidays Around the World: Candlelight Processional

Nov. 23 – Dec. 30

The Epcot theme park is transformed into an international celebration of Yuletide traditions filled with decorations and live entertainment during the holidays. Delight in the sights and sounds of the season during Epcot’s Candlelight Processional held nightly at the American Gardens Theatre. The event retells the stirring story of Christmas with a special celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir.

Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios

Dec. 1 – Jan. 1

The world’s most famous parade has become a holiday experience for park guests at Universal Studios. Celebrate the Macy’s Holiday Parade featuring floats and balloons direct from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The merriment continues with marching bands, clowns and an appearance from Santa! Afterwards, enjoy the spectacular tree lighting with music and lights. Other events include A Barney Holiday, The Blues Brothers Holiday Show and performances by Mannheim Steamroller.

Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Dec. 1 – Jan. 1

This annual holiday celebration is based on the beloved Dr. Seuss tale and Universal Pictures’ and Imagine Entertainment’s Academy Award-winning blockbuster hit, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The celebration highlights the heartwarming story of The Grinch in a live show featuring music recorded by Mannheim Steamroller. See characters come to life before your eyes as they stroll through Seuss Landing. Have breakfast with your favorite Dr. Seuss characters during The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast and meet The Grinch himself!

Kid’s New Year’s Eve at LEGOLAND-Florida

Dec. 31

LEGOLAND’s New Year’s Eve celebration is perfect for families. The “Kids’ New Year’s Eve” allows kids to rock out and watch the giant LEGO fireworks at just the right time for them, midnight KST (Kid Standard Time), otherwise known as 7 p.m. EST.

Rock the New Year! at Universal CityWalk

Dec. 31

With exciting live performances from various artists, Universal CityWalk’s “Rock the New Year!” is one of Orlando’s hottest New Year’s Eve parties. In addition to live music, enjoy an expansive gourmet buffet, a champagne toast and live entertainment at the various nightclubs, including the groove, an electrifying dance club; CityJazz, a hip jazz venue; Jimmy Buffett’s Magaritaville and others.

New Year’s Eve at the Walt Disney World Resort

Dec. 31

The parks come alive to say farewell to 2012. Magic Kingdom presents: “Wishes” nighttime spectacular with a holiday overlay at 8:30 p.m. and “Fantasy in the Sky” at 11:50 p.m. Epcot‘s “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” salutes the new year at 6:30 p.m. and 11:40 p.m. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, “Fantasmic!” combines water, fire, lights, lasers, fireworks and music will be presented at 6:30 and 8 p.m., with “Lights! Camera! Happy New Year!” fireworks display at midnight.

Happy Christmas everyone from all all Orlando Attraction Tickets.



Dragon Spotted Over Disney’s New Fantasyland

Hi Thrill Seekers,

Yesterday Disney opened up their brand new Fantasyland to a few more of us media types… and you’ll never guess what we saw… (well actually you probably will if you’ve read the title…), here’s more on it.

After weeks of poring through page after page on the Internet, studying grainy video, hearing reports of strange encounters and trying to make sense of archival photos from another era, Gary finally sees the Dragon. The graceful, fire-breathing creature made his grand entrance tonight in the night skies over Magic Kingdom Park. The majestic, reptilian-like wonder soared high above New Fantasyland, and then roared loudly (in what sounded like roars of joy…if my dragon-speak translation skills are what they used to be).

How excited are you about Disney’s Fantasyland?



Disney’s Imagineers Talk The Legend Of Jack Sparrow and Johnny Depp

Morning Thrill Seekers,

We’ve got a video for you all today, its basically Disney talking through the process in making the The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow attraction, its a nice little insight in to Disney’s Imagineers at work.

This is what Disney said about the video

The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow is a walk-through attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios that will allow guests to follow in the footsteps of Jack Sparrow to see if they have what it takes to join his rowdy and daring pirate crew. In this video from Walt Disney Imagineering, Imagineers Jason Surrell, Laura Mitchell, Charita Carter and Jason Roberts take us behind the scenes of the making of this new experience. According to them, creating an entirely new attraction based on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise was a dream come true, as was working with the film’s lead actor, Johnny Depp, who reprised his role as Captain Jack Sparrow for the attraction’s film elements.

So here’s the video.

What did you think, are you excited to see this attraction?



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.



Now That Disney Own Star War’s What Could We See At A Star Wars Land?

Afternoon Thrill Seekers,

As we reported last month, Disney have opened their substantial wallets to purchase LucasFilms for $4.05 Billion not only do Disney now own the rights to Howard the Duck but they also own Star Wars.

Straight off the bat Disney confirmed they have plans to make 3 new Star War’s movies the first due for release in 2015! So obviously this has got us dreaming here of a Star Wars Land at the Magic Kingdom and what it might entail, here’s our wish list.

X-Wing Simulator

3d motion rides are all the rage at the moment think Forbidden Journey, Transformers 3d etc, imagine a 3d motion ride where the rider takes on the part of young Luke Skywalker taking charge of a rebel attack on the death star! It seems almost too perfect!

Speeder Coaster

Similar to air in the UK, this coaster set in the Ewok’s forrest, is all about speed. Sit back grab hold and prepare for Spppppeeeeeeeedddddd…..


The most famous ship in all of Star Wars is of course the Millennium Falcon; what always stuck out for me was when Han Solo would set the ship in to Hyperspeed using the Hyperdrive. A coaster similar to Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens with multiple launch platforms would give that feeling of hyperspeed but as its in space the action would take please indoors similar to Rock N’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s.


The Battle of Hoth is one of most memorable encounters in Star Wars, imagine a Simpson’s style attraction which puts you bang in the heart of all the action!?


On top of the possibility of these great rides, we’d expect some amazing Jedi lead show’s with acrobatics and plenty of light sabre sword play. For the little one’s we’d want numerous Jedi schools to teach the Padawan the ways of the Force. Perhaps some kind of droid workshop similar to make your own teddy bear!?

These are of course just our idea’s…. What would you like to see if Disney do indeed build Star War’s Land?



smiles included… 🙂

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Confirms Opening For Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow

Afternoon Thrill Seekers,

Disney announced via their blog that the official date for the opening of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow will be December 6th, Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager for Disney Parks stated

Dress rehearsals and previews begin in late November before the grand opening on December 6

From what we understand here at Orlando Attraction Tickets the new addition will be a walk through attraction and will be positioned where the Narnia attraction was based.

Jennifer also added;

guests will journey deep into an eerie lost grotto, where a mysterious pirate skull puts them to the test to see if they have what it takes to set sail with the legendary Captain Jack Sparrow. Along the way, they must face all the perils of a pirate’s life as their favorite moments from the films come to life before their eyes.

I don’t know about you but I love the Pirates of the Caribbean films and can’t wait to visit.

Disney Attraction Tickets can be purchased before departure from the UK and represent much better value than on the gates.



Disney Confirms Quarter 4 Profit Rise

Afternoon Thrill Seekers,

Boosted heavily by its Theme Parks, Disney posted a very healthy rise in profits of 14% on a revenue of 1.2 Billion. 

The theme parks division gained from passengers spending more time on Disney cruise ships plus higher attendance at parks in Hong Kong, California and Paris, the launch of its newest cruise ship, the Disney Fantasy, in March, and the opening of a new section at Disney California Adventure called Cars Land in June.

Interestingly Disney stated that it was about to enter a transitional year. Disney SCO, Bob Iger stated

the company is moving from “investment mode” into “a more compelling growth mode

The growth mode Iger mentions will be spear headed by the companies most recent purchase of LucasFilm and the prospect of 2 more Star Wars films.

Remember you can purchase Disney Attraction Tickets via www.orlandoattractiontickets.co.uk