Dec. 19 Downtown Disney
The new Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Walt Disney World Resort will open to guests on Dec. 19. The upscale, retro-style bowling venue is the largest in the bowling brand’s fleet and joins other fun, family-friendly entertainment options at Downtown Disney. The two-level location boasts 30 lanes and more than 50,000 square feet of entertainment space featuring billiards, live entertainment, a balcony bar with sweeping views and upscale dining options that cater to the entire family. Splitsville Luxury Lanes was christened during a media preview on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.
NOW OPEN!!!! Magic Kingdom
There’s more magic at Magic Kingdom as the expansion of New Fantasyland – nearly doubling in size — opened Dec. 6, 2012 at Walt Disney World Resort. Featured attactions include Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, Ariel’s Grotto, Be Our Guest Restaurant, Gaston’s Tavern, Bonjour! Village Gifts and Enchanted Tales with Belle. All attractions are included with park admission.
NOW OPEN!!! Epcot
Re-engineered, design-centric Test Track Presented by Chevrolet grand opened Dec. 6, 2012 with a sleek new “Chevrolet Design Center.” Amid upbeat music, engaging media, dramatic lighting and a collection of Chevrolet concept cars and model vehicles, guests themselves become automotive designers and create their own custom concept vehicles. The attraction is included with park admission.
NOW OPEN!! Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Immersing Walt Disney World Resort guests in all the action and adventure of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow opened to guests Dec. 6, 2012. Aspiring pirates will experience the story of Captain Jack Sparrow like never before to discover if they have what it takes to join his jolly crew. State-of-the-art technology brings the swashbuckling world of Captain Jack to life, from an eerie treasure cove to an epic ship-to-ship battle. The attraction is included with park admission.
Nov. 23 to Dec. 30 Epcot
Epcot: Celebrity narrators visit Epcot to host one of the most beloved holiday traditions at Walt Disney World Resort — Candlelight Processional. This joyous retelling of the Christmas story is accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir. Candlelight Processional takes place at World Showcase in America Gardens Theatre at Epcot from Nov. 23 – Dec. 30, 2012 with three performances nightly: 5:00, 6:45 & 8:15 p.m.
Dec. 14 -16: Lea Salonga
Dec. 17 – 19: Alfre Woodard
Dec. 20 – 22: Trace Adkins
Nov. 9th to Dec. 21 Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom: Guests can deck the halls with yuletide cheer during select evenings of holiday splendor at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom. Featuring lively stage shows, spectacular fireworks, a unique holiday parade and twinkling lights, this party also includes complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, and a prediction of snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A.
Purchase of an additional admission ticket is required to attend.
Party dates in 2012 are:
• Nov. 9, 12, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30
• Dec. 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21
Park Times and Attractions
Move it, Shake it, Celebrate it! Street Party: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 5:40 p.m.
Daily – Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade: 3 p.m.
Main Street Electrical Parade: Dec. 15, 17: 9 & 11 p.m.
Wishes Fireworks: Dec. 15, 17, 19: 10 p.m.
Park Hours – Dec. 14: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Dec. 15: 8 a.m.-12 a.m.; Dec. 16: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Dec. 17: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.;
Dec. 18: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Dec. 19: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Dec. 20-21: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Disney”s Hollywood Studios
Daily – Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun! Parade: 3 p.m.
Daily – Fantasmic!: 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Park Hours (Daily) – Dec. 14, 16-21: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Dec. 15: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Daily – IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth: 9:30 p.m.
Park Hours – Future World: 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
World Showcase: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Daily – Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade: 3:45 p.m.
Park Hours – Dec. 14: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Dec. 15: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Dec. 16-18: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Dec. 19: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.;
Dec. 20: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Dec. 21: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Disney’s Blizzard Beach
Park Hours (Daily) – 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Atlantic Dance (NO COVER CHARGE); call 407/939-2444 for times
Dec. 14-15, 18-21 DJs playing hits from the 70s through today. 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. 21 & over. No Cover.
Downtown Disney West Side
Cirque Du Soleil presents…(407/939-7600)
Dec. 14-15, 18-21
6 p.m. & 9 p.m.
House of Blues Presents:[407/934-2011 Hotline: 407/934-2222]
Dec. 14 Orlando Rocks! Pink (alternative rock): $5; 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 15 Rita Ora (alternative rock): $19.50 adv./$21.50 day of; 8 p.m.
Dec. 16 The Brothers of Harmony (gospel brunch): $34.50 ages 10+/ $18.25 ages 3-9; 10:30 a.m. & 1
Dec. 16 MIX 105.1 and Children’s Miracle Network Presents Gavin DeGraw and Grace Potter
(pop/rock): $30 adv./ $27 day of; 7:15 p.m.
Dec. 21 Orlando Rocks! End of the World (alternative rock): $5; 8 p.m.