A incredible array of new attractions, live entertainment and special events is on tap at Walt Disney World Resort during the upcoming year as Disney extends its Year of a Million Dream celebration throughout 2008. As part of the 2008 Year of a Million Dreams celebration, Disney will also award more than one million more dreams through the Disney Dreams Giveaway.
As an encore to the successful 2007 Year of a Million Dreams, Disney promises that the 2008 Year of a Million Dreams will boast “more dreams,” “even bigger dreams, “more dreams money can’t buy” and “more dreams that only Disney can make true.” For example, the 2008 Disney Dreams Giveaway will include such “over-the-top experiences” as a New Year’s Eve night stay inside Cinderella Castle Suite at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, a star-studded trip to the “High School Musical 3” film premiere, a flight in a a hot air balloon high above a Disney World theme park and a private day at Disney’s tropical island paradise, Castaway Cay.
During the 2008 Year of a Million Dreams, Disney will also award hundreds of thousands of other dreams in various shapes and sizes such as Dream FASTPASS badges, special viewing for Disney parades, Disney shopping sprees, gourmet Disney dining packages, special Dream Mouse Ears, Dream pin sets and additional hours (known as Dream Times) for chosen guests to enjoy a Disney theme park.
In addition to the 2008 Disney Dreams Giveaway, Walt Disney World Resort will add the following new attractions and live entertainment:
Toy Story Mania!
The newest attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney-MGM Studios), Toy Story Mania! will make its debut during the summer of 2008. Inspired by the classic Disney•Pixar animated film, Toy Story, Toy Story Mania! features state-of-the-art, 3-D technology to create an interactive ride-through video game. Using spring-action “shooters,” guests score points by launching darts at balloons, throwing eggs at barnyard targets and tossing rings at aliens.
Block Party Bash
Disney’s Hollywood Studios will also introduce an all-new Disney•Pixar-inspired parade, Block Party Bash, which will allow guests to dance along with their favorite characters from such hit Disney animated films as Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille and Monsters, Inc.
High School Musical 2: School’s Out!
Catch “Wildcat fever” as the High School Musical 2: School’s Out interactive show makes its debut at Walt Disney World Resort with a high-energy cast that sings and dances to hit tunes from the incredibly successful Disney Channel original film, “High School Musical 2: School’s Out!” This lively show will be presented multiple times daily at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Jedi Training Academy
Learn the “Ways of the Force” at Jedi Training Academy, an intergalactic entertainment experience where young Jedi students can learn lightsaber moves from a Jedi Master before facing off in the ultimate test against the evil Darth Vader from the Star Wars films. Jedi Training Academy will take place several times daily at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Play House Disney-Live on Stage!
The revamped Play House Disney show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will come alive with a whole new group of characters from popular Disney Channel programs such as “Little Einsteins,” “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Handy Manny” and much more.
Pirates of the Caribbean Skill Tests
Captain Jack Sparrow, the star of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean films, and his band of buccaneers lead a series of pirate “skill tests” to find honorary crew members at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
Woody’s Cowboy Camp!
A “rootin’ tootin’ good time” for all ages, Woody’s Cowboy Camp! features favorite characters from the Disney•Pixar film, Toy Story 2, such as Woody, Jessie and Bullseye. Test your skills on an Old West obstacle course, as well as sing and dance with all of the cowpokes at Woody’s Cowboy Camp!
Magical Main Street, U.S.A. Parade
Parade down Main Street, U.S.A. in Disney’s Magic Kingdom alongside your favorite Disney characters in this star-studded interactive parade! The Magical Main Street, U.S.A. Parade will feature colorful parade floats, a marching band and old-time fire truck.
“With the extension of the Year of a Million Dreams celebration into 2008 and all of the great new attractions and live shows planned at Disney World for the upcoming year, it’s essential that you plan ahead to get the most out of your Disney World vacation getaway,” said Kyle Collins, Director of Interactive Marketing at HotelsCorp.com. “By booking your Disney World vacation online today, you will enjoy incredible savings on Disney hotels, discount Disney tickets and Disney vacation packages.”
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