Sunday, November 02, 2014

Fire sparked by pyrotechnics closes down Disney World ride

Source: Chicago Tribune

A fire caused by debris from a firework display at the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom in Florida forced a ride to close for about an hour Saturday, injuring no one, a spokeswoman for the park said.

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. an ember set one of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train's decorative structures on fire. Fire crews quickly extinguished it and the ride started again a short time later, the spokeswoman said.

Several videos and descriptions of the fire were posted to social media.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Seven sensations at the new Four Seasons Orlando at Disney World

Source: The Palm Beach Post

Paradise has arrived on Disney property, a few miles from the Magic Kingdom.

And once you experience the new Four Seasons Orlando, you may never want to leave to go to the theme parks again.

It’s a self-contained wonderland of nature, glamour, great food — and even a signature blond ale crafted especially for the resort from Due South brewery in Boynton Beach.

With 443 rooms — the most spacious in Orlando — and 26.5 acres of gardens, a lake, nature areas and a golf course, the Four Seasons now challenges Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, the Ritz-Carlton in Grande Lakes and the Waldorf Astoria as this area’s top resort.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Walt Disney World announces $125 million Swan and Dolphin makeover, redesigning all rooms by 2016

Source: Inside the Magic

Walt Disney World announced the Swan and Dolphin Hotel is getting the largest makeover in its history in a multi-phase, multi-year, $125 million redesign project. Every guest room will receive a new design in the 758-room Swan Hotel and the 1,509-room Dolphin Hotel.

The new room design is inspired by the resort’s water-themed architecture. The goal was to create a serene and sophisticated atmosphere.

The new guest rooms will feature upgraded furniture and technology, including large HDTVs and more power outlets. They’ll include Westin Heavenly Bed with a pillow-top mattress set and down blanket.

The new bathroom will include a back-lit mirror mounted on iridescent glass tiles.

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