inline imageDisney have changed the water park closing schedule and reversed the normal Typhoon Lagoon first, Blizzard Beach second routine for this year.

Previously Disney had Typhoon Lagoon closing on the 25th October but now they are showing Blizzard Beach being closed on that day.

The closure schedule now looks like this...

Blizzard Beach: 25th October 2015 ~ 2nd January 2016
Typhoon Lagoon: 3rd January 2016 ~ 12th March 2016

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inline imageWith all the miss information floating around the internet about Disney cancelling EMH for 2016, we can bring you the January Disney theme park hours complete with the Extra Magic Hours for the respective parks.

You will find these as usual on theDIBB Park Hours.

You can also sign up to email notifications, so if anything changes for your selected dates, you will receive an email detailing the changes. theDIBB checks the park hours twice every day for changes from the official sources. So you can always be sure we have the latest times available.

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inline imageUniversal announced today that their water park Wet 'n Wild is to close on the 31st December 2016.

This comes as no real surprise to us since the announcement of the new water park 'Volcano Bay' which is currently being built near the new on site hotel 'Cabana Bay'.

Wet 'n Wild has been running since 1977 and was America's first water park. Universal purchased the park in 1998 but only recently purchased the land the park was built on in 2013.

It is not known what the plans are for the prime real estate.

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inline imageWalt Disney World plans to demolish the speedway at it's Magic Kingdom park to make way for a parking lot expansion. The speedway was home to The Exotic Driving Experience which closed earlier this year after a fatality at the track. The speedway is currently home to the Richard Petty Racing Experience and that will be closing in August 2015.

Disney has filed plans to demolish the speedway track and use the land to expand it's current parking lot.

The Magic Kingdom has expanded quite a bit over the last couple of years with the park seeing 19 million visitors last year so extra parking capacity is always welcome. Disney has not released details of how many extra parking spaces will be created or when the expansion will be completed.

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inline imageWhen it opens in the summer of 2016, guests visiting the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando will walk into a colorful Caribbean hideaway built around a lush, tropical lagoon and towering waterfall.

Inspired by the picturesque rivers and waterfalls of the Caribbean, Loews Sapphire Falls will immerse guests in a highly themed resort environment using traditional island styling with modern touches. A resort-style pool with a water slide, children’s play area, sand beach and fire pit will help form a central courtyard and will be surrounded by the hotel’s guest rooms. There will be water taxi and shuttle access to all of the entertainment and dining options throughout Universal Orlando Resort.

Here are some new renderings of the resort.


The Lobby


Strong Water Tavern Bar


Amatista Cookhouse Restaurant

The new hotel will be full service. Amenities will include Early Park Admission to Universal’s theme parks, a full-service restaurant with scenic views and outdoor dining, a themed lobby lounge, poolside bar and grill, quick-service marketplace, valet service and a fitness center.

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inline imageThe world’s first-ever NBC Sports Grill & Brew is coming to Universal CityWalk – bringing an entirely new level of sports-dining experience. Opening this fall, the all-new restaurant is designed to reflect the excellence and excitement of NBC Sports’ award- winning coverage.

The new restaurant will combine a sophisticated and stylish setting with wall-to-wall sports coverage, a specially created menu that includes all your favorites and more – and an amazing beer selection.

A massive HD stadium screen more than 100-feet wide will tower over guests as they enter the restaurant. Searchlights will span the sky. And then – as guests enter – the real MVP experience will begin. Food will be prepared on open kettle grills set where everyone can watch the action. And every fan will have the best seat in the house thanks to nearly 100 HD TV screens that will be playing a constant stream of live sports content and in-depth sports coverage.

And no sports dining experience is complete without the perfect beer. NBC Sports Grill & Brew features more than 100 unique selections, ranging from craft beers to regional brews to an exclusive draft you can only find at the restaurant.

NBC Sports Grill & Brew continues the epic growth at Universal CityWalk. The entertainment complex recently underwent a historic expansion that included the opening of eight new venues in just one year. The two-tiered, 30-acre complex features a collection of themed restaurants, shops and nightclubs, including The Cowfish, VIVO Italian Kitchen, Emeril’s Restaurant Orlando, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food and Rising Star.

NBC Sports Grill & Brew will be located right before the entrance of Universal Studios Florida, next to Element.



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inline imageSeaWorld Orlando has recently welcomed two new adorable flippered and feathered additions to the family. On 15 May, Flamingo Cove greeted a six inch Caribbean Flamingo hatchling. The chick, that is now ten inches tall, is growing alongside the flamingo flock. Taffy (a sea lion who calls Pacific Point Preserve home) gave birth to a playfully curious sea lion pup on 27 May.

Both babies are being cared for by their parents and can be seen by guests walking in the park.

On 8 June, Wimbly another California Sea Lion at Pacific Point Preserve gave birth to a baby pup. Both mom and pup are doing well. The SeaWorld Animal Care team is continuing to monitor each mom and baby as they grow.









PHOTOS: © 2015 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Park Hours - Friday 03/07/2015

WDW & Other Florida Park Hours
Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
8:00am
~to~Extra Evening Hours
1:00am
Epcot
Epcot
9:00am
~to~
9:00pm
Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
8:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios
9:00am
~to~
10:00pm
Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach
9:00am
~to~
8:00pm
Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Lagoon
9:00am
~to~
8:00pm
Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure
8:00am
~to~
10:00pm
Universal Studios
Universal Studios
8:00am
~to~
10:00pm
SeaWorld
SeaWorld
9:00am
~to~
11:00pm
Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens
9:30am
~to~
12:00am
Aquatica
Aquatica
9:00am
~to~
9:00pm
LEGOLAND
Legoland
10:00am
~to~
9:00pm
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Extra Morning Hours~to~
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11:00pm
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7:00pm
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