Santonio Holmes and Ben Roethlisberger: Going to Disney World… Today! With Audio!

UPDATE: Want to watch the television ad? Check it out here!

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. ā€“ So how are Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger celebrating their heroic play in Super Bowl XLIII? In the frenzied moments just after their team claimed the National Football League championship Sunday night in Tampa in dramatic fashion, they stood in front of a TV camera and shouted five words that have become an almost iconic reaction to milestone achievements: ā€œIā€™m going to Disney World!ā€

And now for the audio version of the infamous What Next ad…

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Universal Studios Gives Away Free 7 Day Tickets – Video Posted

Universal Studios Orlando is giving away a free 7 day, 2 park ticket to the first 100,000 entrants at its Universal Heroes website after the airing of each of its ads during the Super Bowl.

In addition, USO is running a sweepstakes which gives away 1 free trip per day in February, 28 in all. See the website for full details.

The ad:

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Universal’s Super Bowl Superhuman Ad

Universal Studios Orlando has promised to unveil an “unprecedented offer” during its Superbowl commercial. Below is a preview of the ad which will be aired only once in its entirety and promises that those who take advantage of the offer will have the chance to feel “superhuman.”

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Universal Orlando will also be represented at the NY Times Travel Show February 6-8 where they’re expected to talk about the offer plus a sneak peek at the new Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket coaster. Look for an update here next week.

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New Music for Disneyland’s Small World

The addition of Disney characters and the rainforest scene isn’t all that guests will encounter when they re-acquaint themselves with the Disney theme park classic “it’s a small world.” The LA Times Travel Blog discusses how one of the world’s most famous theme songs is getting a makeover as well – including the fusion of music from several classic Disney films.

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Walt Disney World Park Hours For May 2009 Published

Preliminary park hours are now being posted on the international versions of the Walt Disney World calendar. Unfortunately issues with the international calendar are preventing TimeKeeper from updating itself, although I hope to rectify this soon. Until then, enjoy these direct links to the calendar (no entertainment information has been posted as of yet):

Epcot

Animal Kingdom

Typhoon Lagoon

Blizzard Beach

The other parks have not yet been posted.

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American Idol Experience Media Event – February 12

As I announced a week ago in this post, David Cook is set to perform at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on February 12 in honor of the American Idol Experience which marks its official opening on February 14. Cook is expected to perform twice throughout the day: the first performance as part of an appearance on Good Morning America and the second as part of a Media Event which begins at 4:30 PM. The Media Event is a private event and will not be open to guests in the park unfortunately. There is still some speculation as to whether guests will be invited to the GMA performance, so all hope is not yet lost.

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Disneyland Feeds Boat, Trams & Trains With Leftovers

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its ongoing commitment to the environment, Disneyland Resort announced two innovative environmental initiatives to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The Resort has begun using compressed natural gas to fuel its guest trams and recycled cooking oil to power its Disneyland Railroad steam trains and Mark Twain riverboat. (more…)

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Here’s What’s Cook-in’ at DHS February 12

2008 American Idol Winner David Cook

2008 American Idol Winner David Cook

And speaking of the American Idol Experience, AI David Cook himself is set to perform in honor of the new attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on February 12.

Unfortunately I don’t have any more details beyond that but if you know of more or will be able to attend and take photos or even just want to check back in and let me know how it goes, please email me at [email protected]

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TPR on AIE .. WOW

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Check out this report on the new American Idol Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Theme Park Rangers got a full tour and cover all the details of the experience with plenty of trivia to boot. The American Idol Experience is set to officially open on February 14 with Annual Passholder previews before.

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KP World Showcase Adventure Jan 29 – More details revealed

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With a little less than a week to go before the official opening (DVC members are being treated to a preview Jan 23-25), the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure section of the Definitive Guide to Kidcot has been updated to reflect some new details including those mentioned in this article from the Orlando Sentinel.

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