IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has announced this year’s inductees to the IAAPA Hall of Fame. What’s Happening: The four newest inductees set to join the IAAPA Hall of Fame ranks represent some of the finest leaders of the global attractions industry and represent decades of innovation and evolution that have shaped […]
shopDisney is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Aladdin with a darling new, limited edition Jasmine doll that’ll be the star piece in your Princess Collection. (Please note this article contains affiliate links. Your purchase will support LaughingPlace by providing us a small commission, but will not affect your pricing or user experience. Thank you.) What’s Happening: […]
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is once again honoring veterans with free admission this year, from November 7th through November 13th. What’s Happening: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is once again thanking veterans as well as active, retired and reserve military for their service to the country by offering complimentary admission in honor of Veterans […]
Whether you’re defending the galaxy or just driving the kids to school, one needs to hydrate or caffeinate. Black Spire Outpost to the rescue! A new Oga’s Cantina tiki-style travel tumbler has arrived on Batuu at Black Spire Outpost at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Drink like the locals do, no matter what planet you’re on today.
Oga’s Cantina Tiki-Style Travel Tumbler – 29.99
Complete with the Black Spire Outpost logo front and center, this tumbler has a wood tone with the logo carved into one side of mug itself. Gives all the feels of a Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto tiki mug, but from Batuu!
Intricate carvings border the tumbler, encircling the logos top and bottom.
On the other side is a carving of the Oga’s Cantina logo.
The mocha colored lid twists to open and close the tumbler. The tab on the side of the lid makes it easy to pour in some fuel for the next call to adventure.
This new tumbler retails for $29.99 and is perfect for fueling up when you’re on the run with younglings, or relaxing with your favorite droid. Will you be transporting this new find to your home back on Earth?
Celebrating holidays at Disney World always sounds like a good idea, and then you see the crowds. Then you start to wonder how that impacts the wait times throughout the park. Let’s peek at the highest and lowest wait times on this wonderful Halloween.
I feel that Magic Kingdom is the busiest park on Halloween because this is where all the not-so-scary decorations are. Those Mickey Pumpkin wreaths will really get you in the Halloween spirit. Obviously, this park is also home to the Haunted Mansion, which is a must-do on this holiday.
EPCOT doesn’t have anything scary except all those construction walls, and some might say that they see Figment in their nightmares. From looking at these wait times, I advise you not to go to Magic Kingdom on Halloween if you don’t care about celebrating the holiday. That’s coming from someone who made it a college tradition to go to Magic Kingdom each Halloween.
I could see guests picking Animal Kingdom as a Halloween park; they have scary dinosaurs, a broken yeti, and bugs! If I want to be scared, this is where I would go; Dinosaur to me is the most terrifying ride at Disney. Oh, and don’t get me started on It’s Tough to be a Bug!
Hollywood Studios has some scary offerings as well. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction will surely get a scream out of you. If you like Star Wars, you can try to escape the scary Storm Troopers and Kylo Ren, which will increase your heart rate. I was checking out these wait times in the early afternoon, and of course, Rise of the Resistance was temporarily closed. This is common at Disney rides going down all the time and could be back up in minutes or hours.
None of these wait times are outrageous or anything abnormal, but it’s clear that Animal Kingdom and EPCOT are experiencing fewer crowds. Wait times also fluctuate during the day, but this is just a quick look at what’s happening this Halloween afternoon. Any way you slice it or dice, people want to be at Disney during Halloween so they can dress up or Disney Bound and meet characters. When I used to go each year for Halloween, I would rope-drop Magic Kingdom, and all I did was meet characters.
Which park would you spend Halloween at? Let us know!
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has been tapped to portray the titular Wonder Man in the upcoming Marvel series for Disney+, according to Deadline. What’s Happening: Abdul-Mateen II, who appeared in DC’s Aquaman as Black Manta, will be jumping ship to Marvel for the role of Wonder Man. The series will focus on the Marvel character Simon Williams, a.k.a. Wonder […]
Inside the Emporium, some glittering new Disney Parks collection jewelry featuring Mickey & Minnie and Donald & Daisy has hit the shelves. Necklaces and bracelets feature the pairs in varying shades.
A very sleepy looking Stitch is available as a new Cuddlez plush. We’ve seen various characters as these now.
We love this sign at the Confectionary!
Center Street is still waiting for new brick pavers on the portion of the pathway that extends onto Main Street, U.S.A.
Once the park opened, we hopped aboard the PeopleMover to get a good look at the progress at TRON. Changes can be seen daily down below as workers are cleaning up the walkways and adding more foliage.
If you come to the parks early enough, you’ll see a lot of character drawings on the ground undisturbed. They make very cute photo ops.
Hundred Acre Goods has new Character Bites featuring Minnie Mouse on sour gummi lollipops.
Not much was happening around the park today, so we made our way over to Haunted Mansion to go for a ride with all of the Happy Haunts. Our new favorite Loungefly backpack is also still in stock at Memento Mori.
We also stopped in at Splashdown Photos to check in on the area scrimmed off near the back of the shop. No visible changes yet!
Save the galaxy with this new Mandalorian and Grogu Star Wars hat at BVG.
Chef Mickey’s magnets are now available at Fantasia. We previously found these on MaDe kiosks around the parks.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is ready for Halloween with a bunch of spooky and scary pumpkins on display! Cast Members at the resort have decorated some pumpkins, and it’s up to you to vote and decide on the best one.
It was pretty quiet today, so we made our way out to go hang out on the beach at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and enjoy the beautiful weather. Thanks for following along!