Party louder and play later at Busch Gardens during the reimagined Summer Nights event, featuring park-wide party zones, summer cuisine, thrill rides in the dark and an all-new summer ice show at the Moroccan Palace, Turn It Up!

The event is free with park admission and kicked off on 16 June, running through until 6 August. Summer Nights is open until 9 p.m. from Sunday - Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

NEW! Turn It Up! Ice Show
The Moroccan Palace is now home to the hottest show on ice, Turn It Up! This all-new ice show vibrantly celebrates summer with electric performances set to today’s hottest hits.

NEW! Party Zones
Summer Nights will feature three uniquely themed party zones at Cheetah Hunt Plaza, Pantopia and Stanleyville. Guests can dance into the night at each location and indulge in spectacular summer fare inspired by the party zone itself.

¡Fiesta Festa!
Cheetah Hunt Plaza transforms into the ¡Fiesta Festa! party zone, complete with an immersive and authentic Latin experience including lively entertainment and a flavour-packed menu, including slow roasted mojo pork, jerk chicken empanadas, and chicharróns. The party zone will also feature several drink options including sangria, margaritas and international and domestic beer selections.

Luau
Pantopia becomes the Luau party zone with entertainment inspired by the islands, and a Hawaiian-inspired menu, including huli huli chicken, Hawaiian barbecue ribs, and pineapple cheesecake parfait as well as tropical cocktails, craft brews and much more!

Vibin’ Village
The Vibin’ Village party zone takes over Stanleyville and will transport guests to Africa with an immersive experience of tribal entertainment and an authentic cuisine featuring craft beers, artesian wines and cocktails, chicken mafi with peanut sauce, tamarind shrimp watermelon cooler and a smoked chicken pocket with harissa.

Summer Nights Sampler Lanyards
The best way to savor sensational Summer Nights cuisine is with Busch Gardens convenient eight-item Summer Nights sampler lanyard, modeled after the guest-favorite Food & Wine Festival lanyards. Guests can enjoy park-wide summer samples from themed party zones and select food locations throughout the park, including Twisted Tails, Garden Gate Café, Serengeti Overlook Pub and more.

Thrill Rides in the Dark
It’s not summer at Busch Gardens without thrill rides in the dark. Florida’s top thrill rides will be open during Summer Nights, including favorites like Falcon’s Fury, Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra and Busch Gardens’ newest spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse.

Ticket information

The best value ticket for visiting SeaWorld Parks in Florida is the 3-Park SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens Ticket or the Discovery Cove Ultimate Package.

The 3-Park SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens Ticket offers 14 days unlimited entry to three parks for the price of two – SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando AND Busch Gardens Tampa – when guests book and visit before 31 December 2018. Prices start from £110 per adult and £106 per child.

The Discovery Cove Ultimate Package includes one day reservation at Discovery Cove (with 30 minute dolphin swim experience, all meals, snacks and beverages) plus 14 day unlimited entry to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Aquatica Orlando – offering customers more savings and flexibility for their Florida holiday. Prices start from £183 per person.

Customers with a 3-Park SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens Ticket or a Discovery Cove Ultimate Package also get free parking at all parks for 14 consecutive days, meaning that they can come and go as they please.

To book tickets visit www.seaworldparks.co.uk.

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inline imagePlease help us swell the coffers for Cancer Research as part of our Grand Day Out today.

You can text a donation to 70070 and quote DIBB99 followed by a space, then your donation in pounds eg to donate £1

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Every penny you donate via these methods will be given to Cancer Research UK, and don't forget to gift aid your donation if you're a UK taypayer as the government will add 25% to your donation.

There are regularly over 1000 users on the DIBB on any given day. Just imagine how much we could all raise today.

I hope you have a great a weekend as we plan to in Blackpool, and if you can find 5 minutes to make a donation we'd love you for it.

Thanks

inline imageDisney is about to get even more magical as they expand their relationship with the Orlando Magic basketball team.

As part of the NBA's three year trial period in which the league welcomes uniform sponsorship partners, Disney will have its logo on the Magic players' jerseys for all games starting next season.

"Disney is also adding a special seating and hospitality area at the Amway Center for annual passholder upgrades during select Orlando Magic games. As part of our expanded partnership, Magic fans can purchase or renew their Walt Disney World Annual Passes at the Amway Center, including the Orlando Magic Team Shop. And doing it there comes with some perks. Throughout the multi-year agreement, fans who renew or purchase their annual pass at the Amway Center will receive one of the new Orlando Magic jerseys with the Disney logo."

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inline imageJust in time for the summer holidays, one of the fiercest underwater legends has come to life in an entirely new way. SeaWorld Orlando's original roller coaster offers an adventure for thrill-seeking guests unlike any other, since Kraken Unleashed opened on June 16.

Kraken Unleashed is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality roller coaster in the United States, with fully integrated headsets. The completely immersive experience takes riders on an exploratory journey under the sea. As they sail along the powerful coaster track, complete with deep dives, steep turns and seven complete inversions, a fully integrated story unfolds. The result is a fantastical voyage past gigantic sea monsters, and an unexpected, unforgettable encounter with the legendary Kraken sea monster.

"After providing thousands of imaginative and thrilling experiences on SeaWorld's first roller coaster, Kraken, we wanted to give our guests something new," shared Brian Morrow, Vice President of Theme Park Experience and Design, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. By creating a custom digital overlay and using technology to tell the story, we developed an entirely new virtual reality coaster. Our guests can now travel through the depths of the ocean with the mighty Kraken herself. The result is a seamless and completely unique expedition on a well-loved roller coaster."


All three of Kraken's 32 passenger trains have been equipped with the virtual reality experience. Guests choose their journey when they board the coaster; braving the virtual reality experience or riding the traditional way. The custom designed headsets are fully integrated both mechanically and electronically into each coaster seat. Each seat has also been individually programmed to provide an individual guest experience that cannot be matched.

The grand opening of Kraken Unleashed marks the beginning of an exciting summer at SeaWorld Orlando. Park guests will find something new around every corner, with the investment of new experiences to compliment the park's extraordinary animal encounters.

"Summer at SeaWorld has never been better," said Jim Dean, Park President, SeaWorld Orlando. "The debut of Kraken Unleashed means there is a new thrill leader in town. In addition to Orlando's tallest and fastest coaster, Mako, and the destination's only flying coaster, Manta, we now have this new technology for a virtual reality experience that takes SeaWorld to a whole new level of excitement."



Kraken Unleashed is just the start, with more reasons than ever to visit SeaWorld. Electric Ocean, the park's all-new evening extravaganza kicked off on Saturday, June 17. Guests are transported to an exotic world of light and sound complete with fantastical dancers, glowing sea creatures and high energy DJ entertainment. The entire event crescendos into a nightly display of fireworks and lasers that will leave everyone breathless. From the new bubble spectacular show, "Pop," to the return of fan favourites "Shamu's Celebration: Light up the Night" and "Sea Lions Tonite," guests can play all day and plan to stay through the night.e spectacular show, "Pop," to the return of fan favourites "Shamu's Celebration: Light up the Night" and "Sea Lions Tonite," guests can play all day and plan to stay through the night.

inline imageDisney have announced today that the 2018 Dining Plans are being enhanced to include several more beverage options.

The good news for guests who have already booked their 2018 Walt Disney World Holiday with Dining Plans (which does include the current Free Dine offer), is that they will automatically receive these new entitlements.

Guests will now be able to enjoy a choice of either one speciality non-alcoholic or alcoholic* (over 21s only) beverage to accompany each meal.

A single serving non-alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Artisanal Milkshakes
  • Fresh Smoothies
  • Premium Hot chocolates
  • Soda, Coffee, or Tea

A single serving alcoholic beverage includes items such as:
  • Beer or Cider
  • Wine or Sangria
  • Mixed Drinks e.g. Gin & Tonic and Specialty Cocktails

A welcome addition to the DDP.

inline imageUniversal Orlando is holding a grand opening celebration today 25 May. The event is open to selected VIP's and Media.

The opening starts at 8am (1pm UK time)

See the live stream here



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http://blog.universalorlando.com/ext...-live-webcast/

inline imageFrom the 20th August the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom moves from its usual 3pm start time to 2pm. This is a permanent change as can be seen on theDIBB Park Hours.

Speculation on this is a new night time parade is coming. It may even be Paint the Night or a variation on that from Disneyland in California.

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Park Hours - Wednesday 28/06/2017

WDW & Other Florida Park Hours
Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
9:00am
~to~Extra Evening Hours
11:00pm
Epcot
Epcot
9:00am
~to~
9:00pm
Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
8:00am
~to~Extra Evening Hours
11:00pm
Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios
9:00am
~to~
9:30pm
Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach
10:00am
~to~
6:00pm
Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Lagoon
10:00am
~to~
7:00pm
Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure
9:00am
~to~
9:00pm
Universal Studios
Universal Studios
9:00am
~to~
10:00pm
Volcano Bay
Volcano Bay
9:00am
~to~
9:00pm
SeaWorld
SeaWorld
9:00am
~to~
10:00pm
Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens
10:00am
~to~
9:00pm
Aquatica
Aquatica
9:00am
~to~
7:00pm
Legoland
Legoland
10:00am
~to~
7:00pm
Legoland Water Park
Legoland Water Park
10:30am
~to~
6:00pm
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Extra Evening Hours Extra Late Hours for On-Site 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 Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of West Coast Park Hours

Disneyland Paris Park Hours
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
10:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
11:00pm
Walt Disney StudiosDisney Studios 10:00am
~to~
7:00pm
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
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US Dollar Rates
Cash/Travellers Cheques
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FAIRFX  $1.2480
M&S  $1.2430
Travelex  $1.2457
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CaxtonFX  $1.2544
FAIRFX  $1.2500
Travelex CP  $1.2457
Updated: 13:02 28/06/2017

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Euro Rates
Cash/Travellers Cheques
Covent Garden FX  €1.1119
FAIRFX  €1.1060
M&S  €1.0830
Travelex  €1.1034
Prepaid MasterCard Rates
CaxtonFX  €1.1028
FAIRFX  €1.1060
Travelex CP  €1.1034
Updated: 13:02 28/06/2017