Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Disney admits Magic Kingdom is the best of their theme parks

It's hard to imagine that a day pass to the Magic Kingdom back in October of 1971 was merely $5.95.  No one would have guessed that 42 years later that 1-Day  pass to Magic Kingdom would be in the triple digits.

Perhaps the biggest bombshell of the decade was dropped when Disney apparently favors the Magic Kingdom over its other 3 theme parks,  Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, and Animal Kingdom.

This conclusion became evident when Disney's new marketing strategy increased the price over the other theme parks by $5.   Disney shocked the industry by breaking the sound barrier with the announcement that a 1-Day base would cost over $101.

On the flip side of the coin,  park enthusiasts can anticipate  a  $5 discount if they choose to visit EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, or Hollywood Studios for the day.

Disney World still maintains the highest flock of guests visiting their stable of theme parks topping some 10 - 17.5  million annually.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

With an upredictable economy and soaring gas prices, some think that the new eco-friendly vehicles designed by Aptera, appears more plausible each day.

With some wings, this design would not be much different from a small Cessna.  Albeit Aptera Motors failed to get this vehicle off the ground, the new owner Richard Derringer
has put in place a plan to build this vehicle in the United States.

Initially, the new innovative aerodynamic composite chassis would have been built in China, but various hurdles created delays for the car's introduction   Deringer has established a 2nd company entitled Aptera USA that will manufacture the 3e model in the United States.

Aptera USA plans on rolling out the gasoline version 2g model with a target fuel economy of 100 mpg.  In addition, Aptera has boldy announced a battery-powered version of the Aptera that will  squeeze out fuel economy of 200mpg.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Disney's Car Masters Weekend

Get ready to Rev-Up your engines for the all-new Car Master's show this weekend at downtown Disney.

Join automotive designer Chip Foose as he hosts this phenomenal weekend filled with muscle cars, modified gas, old race cars, classics and just about anything is possible.

Florida Car Clubs is sponsoring the show along side "Cars" filmaker Jay Ward  Jump into the action with Foose and Ward as they interview potential winners of this competition.
During the celebrity talk show, both hosts will spend time chatting with guests during the competition.  Some 150 vehicles will be featured during this days event.

This year's event activities will be underscored with sketch seminars that will explore hidden drawing talent in kids.  Children will imitate Foose's drawing techniques for beginners while he is sketching race cars. After 30 minutes or so, each child will have sketched a full-color race car.

After the  car show, get ready to party at Splitsville Luxury Lanes sock hop Downtown Disney featuring bowling at its best.  The Luxury Lanes , Downtown Disney's centerpiece attraction  that opened in 2012, is offering  a phenomenal fun-packed evening with plenty surprises.

Other features of the weekend include street performances by Cirque du
Soleil artists and activities tied to upcoming Disney films.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Renovated rooms to feature theme based movies

The Despicable Me 2010 classic features a super-villain named Gru that finds himself in competition with a mad scientist named Vector who has stolen the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Gru, with the help of Dr. Nefario and his minions, decide to steal a shrink ray from an Asian laboratory to execute the ultimate plot of shrinking the moon.

Meanwhile,  at home, Gru's three adopted daughters Margo, Edith, and Agnes continue to require his attention causing him reconside his responsibility as a father. 

After receiving both critically acclaimed reviews and grossing over $543 million worldwide, against a budget of $69 million, Universal is taking the film to a new level.   Recent press release from Universal has revealed a first of its kind renovation to the world class Portofino Bay Hotel that will host some 18 kids' suites that will feature the theme based movie Despicable Me.

Each room captures all the playfulness and thrills of the movie with Gru's minions around every corner. With the changing social climate in our society,  family suites are becoming the standard in the Orlando market.  Moreover, Universals Loews Royal Pacific Hotel has remodeled its suites after the Jurassic Park movies with 8 themed kids' suites in all.

Not only is Universal catering to this new trend but Disney World has recently built it's latest hotel Disney Art of Animation that boasts 1,1120 family-style suites.

Booking for the new Despicable Me Minion suites will be available after October 1, 2013.