Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Invites Guests to Fly With An Astronaut April 2-6

 Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Fly with an astronaut

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Invites Guests to Fly With An Astronaut April 2-6, 2015

New Half-Day Program Features Private Tour, ‘Flight’ on Shuttle Launch Experience®

and Lunch with Veteran NASA Astronaut

 Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering a special, limited-time, limited-capacity program called “Fly With An Astronaut” in which guests can spend a thrilling half day experiencing the highlights of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, including a ‘flight’ on Shuttle Launch Experience®, with a veteran NASA space shuttle astronaut and pilot.

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Introduction

All this week we are going to be posting about the new offerings at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and the Disney Vacation Club additions called Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

Since Betsy shared her visit to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, I thought I would share a brief introduction to what you will find when visiting Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

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E Komo Mai to Disney Vacation Club at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Here are some quick facts about what you can expect to find when visiting Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows:

Busch Gardens Tampa Food & Wine Festival Gardening Masterpieces

Busch Gardens Tampa Food & Wine Festival

Imaginations Blossom this Spring with Gardening Masterpieces at Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

Living Works of Art Capture the Excitement of Spring at Inaugural Food & Wine Festival


Busch Gardens Tampa is cultivating some excitement this spring with 11 brand new, larger-than-life topiaries, debuting for the park’s inaugural Food & Wine Festival. The Busch Gardens’ horticulture team began creating the living works of art last July, showcasing more than 16 different plant species:

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto Soft Opening Visit

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto
Entrance to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

This past weekend, a few friends and I were lucky enough to experience the soft opening of the brand new Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

We were in the first group to enter this tiki bar located in the Great Ceremonial House next to Captain Cook’s. For those of you familiar with Disneyland, this lounge is the counterpart to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar.

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto
Being welcomed into Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto as the first guests

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Pet Salon on DVD

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie's Pet Salon DVD

In honor of National Puppy Day this week I wanted to share that Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Pet Salon will be releasing on DVD May 19th!

Minnie’s sparkling new Pet Salon is open for business…and adventure!

All your Clubhouse pals are bringing their animal friends to get spruced up for Pluto’s All-Star Pet Show.  With so many pets to bathe, groom and train, Minnie needs help.  Luckily, Mickey and the gang are there to lend a hand.  But when three adorable little kittens go missing, it will take the right Mouseketools – and help from YOU  - to find them in time for the big show.  With over two hours of song-filled pet-themed fun, including 4 additional episodes, Minnie’s Pet Salon is the “purr-fect” gift.

D23 Fan Events Coming To Orlando

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 D23 Announces Upcoming Events for Disney Fans in Orlando

Special screenings, a member-exclusive shopping opportunity with Mickey’s of Glendale, and a new Sip and Stroll add to the official Disney Fan Club’s roster of Coast-to-Coast Events.


Yesterday the D23: The Official Disney Fan Club announced that they would be bringing additional special member events to the Orlando area, and I couldn’t be more excited!

On the heels of a D23 Member-exclusive screening of Walt Disney Studios’ live-action Cinderella, the fan club is slated to bring more magic to the Walt Disney World Resort area throughout the rest of the year, including—for the first time—intimate events celebrating classic Disney films similar to what members enjoy at The Walt Disney Studios lot with guest speakers, screenings, and other surprises.

Al-Marah Arabians Offer New Equestrian Activities for 2015

Al-Marah Arabians Offer New Equestrian Activities for 2015

Al-Marah Arabians Offer New Equestrian Activities for 2015 

Clermont farm offers world-class, hands-on horse experiences
Al-Marah Arabians, the country’s premier Arabian horse farm, is announcing new activities for 2015, aimed at beginners to equestrian experts – and everyone in between.

How to Decorate #DisneySide Easter Eggs

How to Decorate #DisneySide Easter Eggs

It is almost time for the Easter Bunny to visit, and I thought I would share an easy way to show your #DisneySide when you are decorating your Easter Eggs!

#DisneySide Easter Eggs Supplies

  • I used Plastic Eggs, however you can opt to use hard-boiled eggs. You can apply tattoos to dry, hard-boiled white eggs and then dye the eggs afterward (this approach works well with tattoos that are mostly one color, like black.) You can also dye your eggs first, and then add the tattoos when the eggs are thoroughly dry (this is a good approach when using more colorful tattoos).
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Paper towels, a sponge, or a washcloth to use with the water
  • Small bowl of water
  • Dry paper towels or kitchen towel

How to Decorate #DisneySide Easter Eggs

The Orlando Eye Releases Preview Weekend Tickets

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The Orlando Eye to Release First Set of Tickets for May 1-3 Preview Weekend

Subscribers of The Orlando Eye’s e-newsletter will be among the first to purchase tickets for the 400-foot observation wheel


Want to be the first to fly? The Orlando Eye has released tickets for International Drive’s newest attraction.

Guests seeking to be on the first flights can sign up at Only subscribers to the observation wheel’s e-newsletter will be able to purchase tickets for the May 1-3 preview weekend.