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Ears the News: December 28, 2018 Edition


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The new "Disney Junior Dance Party!" is now open at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The show for pre-schoolers can be found in the animation courtyard, taking over from the previous "Disney junior Live on Stage!"

In the show, DJ Deejay and host Finn Fiesta invite everyone in for the party, creating an interactive atmosphere for kids to sing, dance and play along with favorite Disney Junior stars like Doc McStuffins, Timon from “The Lion Guard,” and Vampirina from the hit Disney Junior series, “Vampirina.” Mickey Mouse races in from “Mickey and the Roadster Racers,” just in time for the big finale.


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As part of the ABC Christmas Day specialy, Disney shared behind-the-scenes look at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.

See new footage of Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.


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Miss Adventure falls at Typhoon Lagoon remains closed following an accident on the water slide on December 8.

Local Orlando TV stations reported at the time that a 44 year old man's arm became trapped in the ride's conveyor belt. The ride has been closed since, and looks likely to remain closed until after the park's annual refurbishment which begins in January.

Here is the entertainment line-up for celebrating the New Year countdown to 2019 at Walt Disney World.

Magic Kingdom
Park hours on December 30 and 31, 2018 are 8am to 1am, with Extra Magic Hours from 7am to 8am.

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks ­– Guests will ring in the New Year in front of Cinderella Castle with the fireworks show that will take place Dec. 30 and 31 2018, beginning at 11:50 p.m. Additional showings will light up the sky both nights at 6:30 p.m.
  • Frontierland and Tomorrowland New Year’s Celebration Dance Parties – 6:45pm to 1am. 
  • Castle Stage DJ - 6:45pm 
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade - noon and 3:30pm. 
  • A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas - 12:15, 1:10, 2, 3:50, 4:45, 5:40pm. 
  • A Frozen Holiday Wish - 6pm. 
  • Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration - 7:45, 8:45 and 9:45pm. 

Epcot
Park hours on December 31 2018 are 8am to 1am, with World Showcase opening at 9am.

Hats and Horns will be distributed from 4pm near to Innoventions West, Wonders of Life and The American Adventure.

New Year's Countdown Fireworks – The spectacular starts at 11:40pm. IllumiNations will also play at 6:30pm, with holiday finale.

New Year's Eve Parties
  • Fountain Stage 7pm – 1am. 
  • Near Pin Central (Silent Groove) 7 - 11:35pm. 
  • United Kingdom - 7:20-8, 8:25-9:30, 9:55- 10:30,10:55-11:35pm., 12:25-1am. 
  • Italy 7pm - 1am 
  • China 7pm - 1am 
  • America Gardens Theatre: DJs - 1:00pm - 5pm, 7pm - 7:20pm, 8pm - 8:50pm, 9:30pm - 10:05pm, 10:45pm - 11:35pm, 12:40am -1am. 
  • America Gardens Theatre: Corazon A Contemporary American & Latin Band 7:20pm - 8pm, 8:50pm - 9:30pm, 10:05pm - 10:45pm, 12:05am -12:40am. 
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Park hours on December 31 2018 are 9am to midnight.

Fantasmic! will play at 9:00pm and 10:30pm. Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!, the nighttime holiday show will take place at 9:30pm. The nightly themed firework show, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, will bring in the New Year with a special twist at midnight!


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