Disney's Animal Kingdom will welcome Pop Warner, the non-profit organization that provides youth football, cheer, and dance programs around the world, for an evening of fun on December 7, 2016. The event starts at 8:15 p.m. (the park will close at 6:30 p.m. to regular Guests). The majority of our park’s experiences will be available to Guests attending the event until midnight, including attractions, shows, character greetings, food and merchandise offerings, and added extras.
A helicopter will fly over several areas of the Walt Disney World Resort to collect video footage for future use during the evening of Dec. 4, into the early morning hours of December 5. Areas to be filmed include Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot and Disney Springs; with ESPN Wide World of Sports serving as a landing area in between flights. Guests may hear and/or see the helicopter as it takes off and flies overhead intermittently from 8 p.m. on Dec. 4 until 9 a.m. on Dec. 5.
SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team is currently providing round-the-clock care for a 7-foot, 205-pound male bottlenose dolphin who was brought to the SeaWorld Orlando Rehabilitation Center after being found stranded in Sanibel, Florida. The dolphin arrived at SeaWorld Orlando at 12:15 a.m. on Wednesday and SeaWorld’s veterinarians and rescuers began to immediately care for the animal by providing fluids, antibiotics, and conducting a full health assessment.
Two more “Rivers of Light” Cast Member Previews have been scheduled to take place at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park on December 5 and December 6 at 8:30 p.m. These previews are reserved to Disney's Animal Kingdom Cast, Operating Participants, and vendors within the park. Cast Members working at the park will be able to bring themselves and the number of Guests on their Main Entrance Pass. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis.
The Walt Disney World Resort is introducing yet another special, add-on service associated with the park-hopper ticket called "Express Transportation." This new option enables Guests with park-hopper tickets to travel more conveniently than ever between theme parks by whisking them from inside one and transporting them straight into another. After initial entry into a theme park, Guests will be picked up and dropped off by Disney buses from directly inside the parks.
LEGOLAND Beach Retreat will welcome its first guests to discover endless fun in the sun when it opens April 7, 2017. LEGOLAND Florida Resort announced the grand opening date today during an exclusive media preview of the all-new accommodations. Designed with the same attention to detail that made the LEGOLAND Hotel an immediate hit, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat is a village-style vacation resort with 83 beach-themed bungalows offering 166 rooms.