Category Archives: Orlando


2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

With spring breezes already gently blowing across Walt Disney World, it is time to welcome back the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. For 90 breathtaking days, guests are treated to one of the resort’s most beautiful events, which offers captivating displays of blooms, stunning topiaries that highlight the beauty of nature, engaging musical acts that inspire audiences to sing along and interactive elements that put guests in the center of it all.

New! Groot, Asha and Miguel Topiaries Debut

Once again, Disney horticulture cast members have created a spectacular array of topiaries featuring myriad Disney characters, seasonal displays and whimsical items. Debuting this year, Groot takes root in EPCOT! The “flora colossus” from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” trilogy will appear near the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction in World Discovery. In the spirit of season one of the Disney+ “I Am Groot” series, Groot is trying his hand at creating his own topiary. Observant guests may spy an homage to the horticulture team on the mix tape that Groot is hoisting in the air.

Also new this year, guests can see new topiaries from the Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Wish,” including Asha, Valentino and Star, at the park’s main entrance. And in Mexico, Miguel and Dante from Disney Pixar’s “Coco” take center stage.

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Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Opens This Summer at Walt Disney World

During Mardi Gras in New Orleans – home to Princess Tiana and her big dreams – they say “laissez les bons temps rouler!” And the good times will roll this summer when Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

With Princess Tiana at the helm, this new attraction “digs a little deeper” into her story after the events of the Walt Disney Animation Studios film “The Princess and the Frog.” It is Mardi Gras season at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, and the bayou will light up for a journey full of music, Mama Odie’s magic, and a whole boatful – log-ful? – of new friends, in preparation for a celebration where everyone’s welcome.

They got music, it’s always playin’

Music is at the heart of New Orleans, and guests will be tapping their toes all throughout the attraction thanks in part to adorable critters, who sing and play instruments made of natural materials found in the bayou. Tiana’s new friends include an otter, a rabbit, a racoon, a beaver, a turtle and more. Their spirited stylings will turn the bayou into a party with zydeco and other types of music authentic to the region of New Orleans. There will be new, original music alongside favorite tunes from the film, created in collaboration with award- winning artists PJ Morton and Terence Blanchard.
In addition to musical critters, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure welcomes talent voices from the film as they reprise their roles, including Bruno Campos as Prince Naveen, Jenifer Lewis as Mama Odie, Michael Leon Wooley as Louis and the one and only Anika Noni Rose as Princess Tiana.

Grab somebody, come on down

As guests float through the cypress trees and Spanish moss of a beautiful Louisiana bayou, they may see some familiar faces as part of the dozens of entirely new Audio-Animatronics figures. Along with Princess Tiana, Louis and Mama Odie, keep an eye out for Eudora, Charlotte, Prince Ralphie, Prince Naveen, and others.

As “The Princess and the Frog” makes its home in the Big Easy, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is more stuffed with authentic NOLA artistry than Charlotte is with Tiana’s “man-catching” beignets! Artwork from Louisiana artist Malaika Favorite will delight guests as part of the queue, and guests can see an original metalwork weathervane from third-generation master blacksmith, Darryl Reeves and his apprentice, Karina Roca. New Orleans artist Sharika Mahdi’s artwork has inspired the attraction from the beginning. And, for some lagniappe (a “little extra”) guests will have a nose full of the sweet scent of beignets frying – reminiscent of strolling through the French Quarter – as part of the attraction queue.

Dreams do come true in New Orleans

The heart of Tiana’s story reminds guests that everyone has the potential to make their dreams a reality. With teams of Imagineers, Disney Animation artists, Cast Members and Louisiana artisans working together, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is sure to pass a good time when it opens at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in summer 2024 and later in 2024 at Disneyland Park in California!

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival Returns 2nd February

SeaWorld Orlando is kicking off 2024 with the return of the popular Seven Seas Food Festival, and it’s bringing an array of ALL-NEW flavours to this incredible seasonal event. Orlando’s largest theme park food festival runs select dates from 2 February – 19 May, where guests will be able to taste flavours from around the world while strolling between award-winning attractions and incredible animal presentations.
 
With over 200 food and drink options inspired by diverse cultures worldwide, food enthusiasts and families will discover a gastronomic journey at international marketplaces scattered throughout the park, highlighting delicacies from Italy, Ireland, Brazil, Germany, Asia, and beyond.
 
Some of the ALL-NEW food items guests can taste this year include:
  • NEW Fried Pickles: Served with a Texas Petal Sauce
  • NEW Whisky Maple Bacon Cinnamon Roll: Soft Sweet Cinnamon Roll, Crispy Crumbled Bacon, Topped with Whiskey Maple Glaze 
  • NEW Bangers and Mash: Guinness Sausage, Boursin Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Gravy
  • NEW St. Patrick’s Day Nachos: Crispy Potato Chips, Corned Beef, Cheese & Red Cabbage
  • NEW Tempura Battered Sushi: California Roll, Deep Fried and topped with Masago, Eel Sauce
  • NEW Deep-Fried Dumpling: Asian Vegetable Medley, Ponzu Sauce
  • NEW Boudin Balls with Remoulade Sauce: Cajun Rice Balls with ground Pork & Chicken, topped with Remoulade Sauce 

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Orlando, Florida, Theme Park and Attraction Closures

To keep theme park rides and attractions up to date and operating safely, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and refurbishments take place all year round.

You can find the latest updates and closures for the Orlando, Florida theme parks Here:- https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/Theme-Park-Refurbishments-Attraction-Closures-p-571.html


New Magical Walt Disney World Resort Offer for 2024

Don’t miss out on an incredible offer for your 2024 Walt Disney World holiday! Book by 28th March 2024 for travel between 4th March – 30th September 2024 and enjoy up to 4 FREE nights on a 2-week holiday when staying at selected Disney Resort hotels. 14 day for the price of 7 day Magic Ticket including memory maker worth $210 and up to $200 Disney Gift Card with flight inclusive packages.

For more details and to book CLICK HERE