Disney and Orlando, Florida Holiday Planning - theDIBB

inline imageStar Wars Weekends 2015 returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort on Friday, May 15. To kick off this event, Disney Theme Park Merchandise is holding a special ticketed event called “Galactic Gathering” on Thursday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Similar to the “Rebel Rendezvous” event held last year, this year’s event will give guests the first opportunity to purchase new products created especially for Star Wars Weekends.

Packages for the Galactic Gathering will include the following:

  • ‘Rebel’ or ‘Empire’ retail MagicBand (Guests can choose their side when registering online)*
  • Commemorative trading pin*
  • Darth’s Mall Light Speed Pass which gives expedited entry into Darth’s Mall for all five weekends.*
  • First opportunity to pre-purchase select merchandise including personalized Aurebesh nametags, D-Tech phone cases, Dooney & Bourke handbags, Galactic Gathering Disney Gift card, retail MagicBands, limited edition pins and Vinylmation.
  • First opportunity to purchase the new designs of Star Wars-themed Disney Gift Cards.
  • Han Solo-inspired popcorn bucket with popcorn.
Guests who attend this event will also have the opportunity to meet Disney characters, Disney Design Group Artists and Ashley Eckstein from Her Universe.


Tickets to this event are $250 per guest (theme park admission is not included but required to participate in this event).

Registration will begin on March 4 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on http://www.DisneyParksMerchandise.com.

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inline imageBeginning February 27, the FastPass+ viewing location will relocate from the the Rose Garden Fireworks Viewing Area to the Main Street Plaza Gardens, an area adjacent to The Crystal Palace.

This will increase the amount of space available for FastPass+ reservations.

New Magic Kingdom Map available to download. (Park & Resorts Maps Page)

The new area is part of the hub redevelopment that will be completed this year.





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inline imageDisney have increased the opening time of Magic Kingdom on Sunday. Now with a second showing of Main Street Electrical Parade.

Sunday 1st March 2015
Magic Kingdom - Changed From:
9:00am - 11:00pm To: 9:00am - 12:00am

The evening entertainment schedule:

9:00pm - Main Street Electrical Parade
9:45pm - Celebrate The Magic
10:00pm - Wishes nighttime spectacular
10:35pm - Celebrate The Magic
11:00pm - Main Street Electrical Parade

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inline imageMerlin Entertainments has announced later this year, their LEGOLAND theme park in Florida will debut a brand new 4D short film based on The Lego Movie, featuring Emmet and Wyldstyle.

Using elements such as wind, water, smoke and special lighting effects, the larger-than-life experience brings the film’s main characters, Emmet and Wyldstyle, back together with their friends for another awesome adventure.

The new 4D animated film will open exclusively at the six LEGOLAND Parks and 11 LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in North America, Asia and Europe” later this year.

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inline imageThis year, the Magic Kingdom Park Halloween event will be held over 25 nights throughout the months of September, October and November, and the signature Holidays event at the Magic Kingdom Park will be 20 nights in November and December.


Dates for 2015 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party are:

September 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27

October 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31

November 1

Dates for 2015 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are:

November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29

December 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are specially-ticketed events. Prices and booking times will be updated when we have them.

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inline imageDisney have increased the park hours for Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios for selected dates over the next few weeks.

Monday 23rd February 2015
Magic Kingdom - Changed From:
9:00am - 10:00pm To: 9:00am - 11:00pm

Tuesday 24th February 2015
Magic Kingdom - Changed From:
9:00am - 10:00pm To: 9:00am - 11:00pm

Tuesday 10th March 2015
Hollywood Studios - Changed From:
9:00am - 8:00pm To: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Additional Fantasmic! show time has been added at 10:00pm

You can stay up to date by signing up for theDIBB Park Hours Notifications. You will then be emailed if the park hours change for your chosen dates.

theDIBB Park Hours are updated twice daily. So you can be sure it is the most up to date collection of theme park hours on the internet.

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Park Hours - Friday 06/03/2015

WDW & Other Florida Park Hours
Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
9:00am
~to~
11:00pm
Epcot
Epcot
9:00am
~to~Extra Evening Hours
9:00pm
Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
9:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios
9:00am
~to~
7:00pm
Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach
Closed
~to~
Closed
Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Lagoon
10:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure
9:00am
~to~
7:00pm
Universal Studios
Universal Studios
9:00am
~to~
8:00pm
SeaWorld
SeaWorld
9:00am
~to~
7:00pm
Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens
10:00am
~to~
6:00pm
Aquatica
Aquatica
10:00am
~to~
5:00pm
LEGOLAND
Legoland
10:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Extra Morning Hours +1 Hour Early Entry for Disney Hotel Guests.
Extra Evening Hours +2 Extra Late Hours for Disney Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of Florida Park Hours

Disneyland Resort Park Hours
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
8:00am
~to~
12:00am
Walt Disney StudiosCalifornia Adventure 8:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
10:00pm
Extra Morning Hours +1 Hour Early Entry for Disney Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of West Coast Park Hours

Disneyland Paris Park Hours
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
10:00am
~to~
8:00pm
Walt Disney StudiosDisney Studios 10:00am
~to~
7:00pm
Extra Morning Hours +2 Hours Early Entry for Disney Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of DLP Park Hours

US Dollar Rates
Cash/Travellers Cheques
Covent Garden FX  $1.4847
FairFX  $1.4932
M&S  $1.4777
Prepaid MasterCard Rates
CaxtonFX  $1.4707
FairFX  $1.4726
Updated: 19:30 06/03/2015
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Euro Rates
Cash/Travellers Cheques
Covent Garden FX  €1.3653
FairFX  €1.3579
M&S  €1.3283
Prepaid MasterCard Rates
CaxtonFX  €1.3557
FairFX  €1.3570
Updated: 19:30 06/03/2015
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