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Tokyo Disneyland has announced a new “Frozen” celebration for 2015 including a parade, nighttime entertainment, and plenty of themed decorations.
For 67 days beginning January 13, 2015 continuing through March 20, Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy will take over Tokyo Disneyland. The nighttime entertainment â€śOnce Upon a Timeâ€ť castle projection show will feature new scenes based on “Frozen.”
Anna and Elsa will also appear in the daily parade as “Let It Go” blasts through the park.
Special menus and merchandise will be featured throughout the event, along with snow and ice crystals to bring to life the feeling of the filmâ€™s atmosphere.
Artist DJ Clulow of Crabby Squid has revealed his latest Disney mashup artwork, bringing together the worlds of “Frozen” and The Haunted Mansion.
A parody of one of the classic dark ride’s famous stretching portraits, this artwork shows Anna as the parasol girl perched on a tightrope as Marshmallow the snow monster reaches up for her with Olaf looking on.
With a new menu inspired by tastes from the islands, Harry’s Poolside Bar and Grill at the Rosen Centre Hotel on Orlando’s famed International Drive doesn’t disappoint.
With a cool breeze blowing on a hot Florida summer day, drink in hand and spiced up food dished out, the new eatery delivers an enjoyable impression of traveling to the Caribbean to enjoy some downtime. It’s a nice change of pace from the busy streets surrounding the convention center just outside the hotel.
A grand opening celebration featured hand rolled cigars, steel drums, some dancing, and a quick ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. Owner Harris Rosen was on hand to tell the story of how this hotel and its restaurants are a family affair, named after close relatives and inspired by a rich history dating back more than 100 years to Harry Rosenofsky’s arrival to the United States in New York. Harris is Harry’s grandson, now proud of his accomplishments in Orlando calling them a true American dream.
Busch Gardens Tampa has unveiled the final new element for Howl-O-Scream 2014: Zombie Containment Unit.
It’s an “interactive zombie hunting experience” set three years after an undead invasion. Inside containment Z.C.U.15., zombies have escaped and event guests will be equipped with a “Zombie Eradication Device” to shoot ‘em down.
Zombie Containment Unit 15 is included with Howl-O-Scream admission, and no reservations are required.
Freaky Preview returns this year with Howl-O-Scream 2014â€™s opening weekend on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27. The event then runs Thursday through Saturday nights, Oct. 2-Nov. 1. Howl-O-Scream will also be open on Sunday, Oct. 19.
Walt Disney World has launched a new video series detailing the transformation from Downtown Disney into Disney Springs. The first introductory video features Imagineer Theron Skees, executive creative director on the project. Included are new CG renderings of what areas of Disney Springs will look like as they begin to open in early 2015, continuing into 2016.
That video largely focuses on the backstory behind Disney Springs and Imagineering clearly hasn’t veered away from the same story they first revealed in March 2013.
But no new details have been revealed yet as to what new shopping and dining locations will be added during the transition away from Downtown Disney.
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