Wednesdays will soon be filled with wonder, imagination, and more at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa during a whimsical party where the most nonsensical desserts and drinks make the most sense! Starting from June, the "Gone Mad Party" returns to the outdoor patio by Gasparilla Island Grill  from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy food and drink offerings for purchase and a splendiferous view of Happily Ever After, the newest, most spectacular fireworks show in the history of Magic Kingdom park.


This summer, Cruz Ramirez will stop by Pixar Place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to meet fans on her Cars 3 Victory tour. The exact location is not known at this time, but it is likely that she will be found closer to the exit of the third track of Toy Story Mania. Cruz Ramirez one of the new characters from Disney·Pixar’s "Cars 3." As a top-notch technician at the Rust-eze Racing Center, Cruz is assigned to train the team's talented rookies. Stay tuned here on OTPN for additional theme park news and advisories.


Universal's Volcano Bay officially opens to the public today! Universal Orlando’s third amazing park is filled with incredible thrills and perfected relaxation. Spanning 30 fully immersive acres and featuring a variety of experiences ranging from daring to serene, Volcano Bay will offer something for everyone, including a multi-directional wave pool with sandy beaches, a peaceful winding river, twisting multi-rider raft rides, speeding body slides that drop from the top of the volcano into the waters below, and more.


The new Mine Blower wooden roller coaster that's currently under construction at Fun Spot in Kissimmee definitely looks like it's going to be an incredibly thrilling addition.
Even though pictures may not completely capture the impressive size of this brand-new attraction, we are sure many of our Readers would like to get a closer look at the parts of the track that are already in place as well as other sections that are still under construction, including the station and the barrel roll that will be located on top of it.


Beginning from Wednesday, November 22, the Dine with an Animal Care Specialist program at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge will move from a noon start time to an 11 a.m. start time. This offering, which gives participants the opportunity to interact with an animal expert while enjoying a 4-course lunch at the popular "Sanaa" restaurant in Kidani Village, is available to Walt Disney World Guests twice a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays). Guests must be at least 8 years old to be able to participate.


Updated park maps for Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park will be available around the Walt Disney World Resort starting Saturday, May 27. The new guidemaps feature "Pandora - The World of Avator" on the cover and include updated English maps, as well as all five translations and the Guide for Guests with Disabilities. As a reminder, a special version of this new guidemap will be available exclusively at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park on May 27-28 (click here for additional information).