Effective now, all Guests staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge who wish to go to Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park will have to transfer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park (the park's bus stop is where the majority of Disney resort Guests have to transfer when going to the water park, with the exception of Disney's All-Star Resorts and the nearby Coronado Springs Resort). There will no longer be a direct bus from Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge to Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park.


When visiting Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, one of the unique experiences that Guests are able to enjoy is the option to embark on the award-winning Serengeti Safari. On this tour, guests have the opportunity to see African animals up close, such as zebras, giraffes and ostriches while learning the importance of protecting their species in the wild. During the winter and spring, Busch Gardens puts a twist on this safari and offers the guest-favorite Serengeti Night Safari, which takes place after park close.


Guests that will be visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be able to pose for a photo with an Oscar statuette through Sunday, February 26, 2017. The “My Oscar Moment” photo opportunity will be available inside Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream (the walk-through exhibit located within Animation Courtyard) during regular park hours. There, Guests can walk the red carpet and pose in front of a backdrop that is very similar to the one that winning celebrities will use on February 26 at the 89th Academy Awards.


"Celebration at the Top," a new culinary experience, is coming soon to the California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This new offering can be perfectly summed up in three words: savor, sip, and sparkle. As part of this experience, Guests will check in to the private rooms in the California Grill one hour prior to Magic Kingdom fireworks. There, they will be able to enjoy bar offerings (which are included in the price) as well as a variety of small plates, including canap├ęs, sushi rolls, flatbreads, and more.


The scene-stealing super hero will headline the LEGO Batman Movie Days during two event weekends at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Guests visiting the park on March 4-5 and 11-12, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. will be able to enjoy awesome surprises around the park, including a scavenger hunt, meet and greet opportunities, and much more.
Master Model Builders will even help bring Batman’s greatest villain to life outside The LEGO Factory Experience (the 7-foot-tall model of  Joker will leave you smiling).


Disney's Hollywood Studios is undoubtedly underwhelming in its current state, and we are sure many of our Readers will agree with this statement. Even though multiple new exhibits and shows are continuously added to the park's lineup, it is difficult to ignore the fact that more than half of the park is under construction. The good news is that Hollywood Studios (or whatever the park may be called in the future) might very well become one of Central Florida's top five theme parks by the end of the decade.

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