If you haven’t treated the family to Walt Disney World Resort during the past few years and visited its four world-class theme parks – Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom – check out all of the great new Disney attractions you’ve been missing:
1. Expedition Everest – Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Opened in the spring of 2006, Expedition Everest has already evolved into one of the must-see attractions at Disney World. A high-speed train adventure, Expedition Everest combines roller coaster-like thrills with a fun-filled theme that includes a face-to-face encounter with the terrifying abominable snowman!
2. Soarin’ – Epcot
A “high-flying adventure” that can be found at The Land Pavilion in Future World, Soarin’ features state-of-the-art technology that allows you to take a bird’s-eye view of famous California sites such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley, Redwood Forest and Disneyland.
3. Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show – Disney-MGM Studios
A high-octane adventure, Lights, Motors, Action! features a behind-the-scenes view of how incredible stunts are executed in big-budget action movies. The spectacular, action-filled show boasts high-flying cars, motorcycles, watercraft and amazing pyrotechnics.
4. Capt. Jack Sparrow joins Pirates of the Caribbean – Disney’s Magic Kingdom
In conjunction with the 2006 release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men’s Chest, the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disney’s Magic Kingdom was renovated to add several characters from the movie such as Capt. Jack Sparrow and his nemesis, Hector Barbossa.
5. The Seas with Nemo & Friends – Epcot
The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion (formerly The Living Seas Pavilion) boasts a 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium and numerous interactive exhibits, as well as The Sea with Nemo & Friends, a fun-filled ride aboard a “clamobile”, where kids can visit all of their favorite Finding Nemo characters such as Nemo, Dory, Marlin and Crush.
6. Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor Comedy Club – Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Join “Monster of Ceremonies” Mike Wazowski and other characters from Monstropolis at this unique comedy club that relies entirely on audience interaction. Inspired by the hit animated movie, Monsters, Inc., the Laugh Floor Comedy Club provides fun and laughs for the whole family!
7. Crush ‘n’ Gusher – Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
Experience a “gravity-defying” adventure on one of the three Crush ‘n’ Gusher water roller coasters – Banana Blaster, Coconut Crusher and Pineapple Plunger! Riders speed down the coasters aboard inflatable rafts with a multitude of twists and turns along the journey.
8. Disney’s Pirate & Princess Party – Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Disney’s Pirate & Princess Party is an after-hours event that made its debut in January 2007 and will return for select nights from August 11 to September 3, 2007. The festivities include Disney’s Enchanted Adventures Parade and the “Magic, Music and Mayhem” fireworks display.
9. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – Downtown Disney
Within the World of Disney Store in the heart of Downtown Disney lies the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a “magical salon” that offers princess makeovers by “Fairy Godmothers-in-Training.”
10. Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant – Downtown Disney
One popular addition to Pleasure Island in Downtown Disney is Raglan Road, a lively Irish pub that boasts authentic Irish cuisine and four bars, as well as live Irish music and dance nightly.
“With the constantly evolving attractions at Disney World’s four world-class theme parks, it’s more important than ever to plan ahead and develop an itinerary so you will get the most out of your Orlando vacation,” said Kyle Collins, Director of Interactive Marketing at HotelsCorp.com. “By seeking out discount Disney tickets, hotels near Disney theme parks and individually tailored Disney vacation packages before you arrivein Orlando, you and your family will enjoy incredible savings.”
Orlando, Florida Guide, the most comprehensive online guide to Disney World, offers discount Disney World tickets, discount Universal Orlando tickets and discount SeaWorld Orlando tickets, as well as discount Orlando hotels and individually tailored Orlando vacation packages.