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Though they don’t officially open until April, Walt Disney World has begun previewing the new Polynesian Village Resort’s exclusive Bora Bora Bungalows for select audiences this week.

One lucky preview attendee shared photos with us inside the new bungalows, just 20 of which have been built along the Seven Seas Lagoon across from the Magic Kingdom. These 1,093-sq-ft Bora Bora Bungalows feature a tropical decor with distinctly Disney touches and even a private plunge pool with a speaker piping in fireworks music each night.

The cost for a Bora Bora Bungalow ranges from 115 to 227 points per night, or $2,137 to $3040 per night. They officially open on April 1.

Check back next week for a more in-depth look at these new Walt Disney World hotel offerings and more from the Polynesian Village Resort Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto.


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Date Nite at Disneyland: Cars Land glows after dark with music and food revving up for a fast ride

Date Nite at Disneyland: Cars Land glows after dark with music and food revving up for a fast ride

Road trips represent a rite of passage in American life and are an iconic staple in the life of many relationships, romantic and otherwise. Youth, freedom, spontaneity, adventure, and people who make an impression – they are all in the essence of long drives through the middle of nowhere. A date night in Cars Land is all those things and more.

Life Could Be a Dream

Start your walking road trip with a kiss. Amble to the middle of the street a few casual minutes before sunset to wait for your green light, then as soon as the music pumps up and “Sh-Boom” starts playing, set your date’s heart racing. Why precisely then? Every night at the moment of twilight, all the neon lights in Radiator Springs light up at once, recreating the moment from Cars when Lightning McQueen begins to fall in love with the town for the first time. Perfect.

Get your racing partner revved up for date night at the moment of sunset.

Fill ‘er Up

When you’re ready (no rush!), move on down to the road to Flo’s V8 for a pit stop. Like lots of Disney eating establishments, this roadside diner has a full story that will enhance your dining experience. Theirs includes a sassy girl group of singers, a whole jukebox of songs from the dawn of rock ‘n roll, and inspiring views. Eat inside on sparkling vinyl booths or outdoors with the roar of racers zooming past. Either way, you can enjoy generous helpings of homemade fare while you watch the moon rise over the red rocks.

A ’50s diner is pretty much always a hit for good times and sweet feelings.

Suped-up Souvenirs 

After sharing a slice of Flo’s Signature Chocolate Mud Pie-O-Rama, patronize the rest of the local businesses. Cars Land has a lot of unique merchandise that transcends the traditional park offerings, so it’s fun to shop around and see it. There’s plenty of logo merch, but the designs are a finely curated mix of kitsch, retro, and kustom kulture that will make you feel like you’re somewhere in the real world instead of tucked safely inside a Pixar film.

Cats and kittens alike will dig these curio shops.

Zoom Zoom

If you’re a seasoned Disneyland dater, you might balk at the idea of waiting in the standby line for Radiator Springs Racers, but slipping into a lower gear on purpose will give you loads of time to talk. You could challenge yourselves to as many car-related topics as possible (your first car, dream cars, favorite movie vehicles, driving pet peeves), or you could just let it flow as you wind slowly through the twists and turns of Ornament Valley. Waiting in the ride line also lets you fully appreciate the amazing playlist of rockabilly music that underscores life in Radiator Springs. And it will give you plenty of time to try to get your penny to land right where you want it in the fountain at Stanley’s Oasis.

Now who doesn’t love a fountain?

Once you’re buckled in, enjoy the ride. Night time is a great time to race. The illuminated waterfall is extra special, and the illusion of entering Radiator Springs under starlight is seamless. Squeeze hands when the pedal hits the metal and the wind rushes through your hair.

Why not let the scenery inspire you to plan a real road trip?

Toast the night by checking in at the Cozy Cone Motel for victory slushies.

You’ve got a little Red’s Apple Freeze, just there on your lip…

 

Photo credits: Souvenir Shops by Michaela Hansen, Ornament Valley by Matthew Hanson, and Cozy Cone by Kevin Crone – all of toursdepartingdaily.com.


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The official grand opening date for “Fast & Furious- Supercharged” was announced today by Universal Studios Hollywood as June 25, 2015.

This addition to the park’s popular tram tour is previewed in a new 90-second first-look video featuring its creators and film stars:

“Fast & Furious- Supercharged is a 3D-HD grand finale to the world-famous Studio Tour, starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans.

Sharing their enthusiasm for “Fast & Furious—Supercharged,” cast members had this to say during their on-set interviews for the behind-the-scenes shoot:

“I get a chance to become Luke Hobbs and kick-ass
all in 3D,” said Dwayne Johnson.

“It’s really a sensory driven experience, and I can’t wait to see what happens,” commented Michelle Rodriguez.

Tyrese Gibson added, “Everything about Universal Studios puts you in the driver’s seat to really experience Hollywood.”


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Guests at Magic Kingdom got a special surprise as the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, came flying in with the use of six F/A-18 Hornet twin-engine supersonic combat Jets soared across the skies in delta formation above Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World.



 


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The newest Marvel movie Avengers: Age of Ultron will have its big premiere May 1st and Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr, is now inviting you to compete for a chance to to attend that star studded premiere and hang with him.

In this funny video Robert Downey Jr tries his best to tell you to enter the contest…but doesn’t really succeed.

 

Click here to read more about the contest and how to win.

 

 


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