Universal Orlando Resort Extends Theme Park Ticket Offer For Members Of The Military

Veterans Day Parade at Universal Orlando Universal Studios Florida

Universal Orlando Resort extends Theme Park Ticket offer for Active Duty and Retired Members of the Military 

Active Duty and Retired Military Personnel Can Also Upgrade with a Stay at the All-New

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a Discounted Vacation Package 

Universal Orlando Resort has extended its ticket offer exclusively for active duty and retired members of the military with purchase available now through Dec. 4, 2015. Military personnel can purchase a one-day, park-to-park ticket and receive two complimentary days to experience the extraordinary thrills and heart-warming moments that can only be found at Universal Orlando Resort. Plus, they can also upgrade with a 3-night stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a discounted vacation package.

Star Wars Weekends: Week 1 Highlights

Stormtroopers welcome visitors to Star Wars Weekends

On May 15, Star Wars Weekends 2015 began. I look forward to this event every year and usually attend it a few times over the course of the five weeks it’s held. Saturday, May 16 I went with my mom and nephew to celebrate my nephew’s 16th birthday. Our schedule was largely determined by what he was interested in so I didn’t get to experience everything. This post will focus on highlights of what I did experience.


A Look At Tomorrowland


Walt Disney was always looking toward the future, and it showed through in so much of what he gave to the world.  He designed the original Tomorrowland in Disneyland to allow guests to be able to participate in a glimpse of what the future had to offer in order to provide them a positive outlook on what was to come.  His goal being simple, inspire hope.  In the movie Tomorrowland, Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof have taken that goal and weaved it into a modern tale where hope and despair are at odds, the world is losing, and it needs to be saved.

Krispy Kreme Introduces Southern Classic Inspired Treats

Krispy Kreme Southern Classics - Lemon Kreme Cake Doughnut

Krispy Kreme Southern Classics: Treats Inspired By the Sweet Tastes of the South

New Lemon Kreme Cake Doughnut and Peach Pie Doughnut
Now Available at Central Florida Krispy Kreme® Locations

Yes, I know that I am posting a picture of doughnuts as we are all in the hard press to get ready for the beach…but these #SouthernClassics doughnuts look AMAZING!

Inspired by the authentic taste of two deliciously sweet and tangy Southern favorites, the new Lemon Kreme Cake doughnut and Peach Pie doughnut are available now through July 6, 2015 at the following Central Florida locations:

Project: Time-Off at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

U.S. Travel Association and Project: Time Off
Photo Courtesy: U.S. Travel Association and Project: Time Off

Do you have a few vacation days left? Why not use them to take a Staycation at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World as part of Project: Time-Off Week!

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer are both proclaiming May 25-29 as Project: Time-Off Week, inspired by the global travel industry’s “Super Bowl” – IPW 2015 – the largest generator of international travel to the U.S. and in turn, a very high-profile showcase for its host city, which this year is Orlando.

Ride, Slide, & Dine Ticket Coming To Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa ride slide dine ticket

Busch Gardens offers Ride, Slide, & Dine Ticket  

Limited-Time Deal Gives Guests Ultimate Flexibility with Two Days and Two Meals to Either Busch Gardens or Adventure Island

Experience all the thrills this summer at Busch Gardens® Tampa and Adventure Island® with the Ride, Slide & Dine Ticket for just $99. For a limited time, this flexible deal allows guests to choose two visits and two meals to either Busch Gardens or Adventure Island.

Disney D23 Launches First Fanniversary Home Edition

Disney D23 launches the First Fanniversary Home Edition, Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Lady and the Tramp

For the First Time, Disney’s Official Fan Club Takes Its Popular Event Global, Bringing the Fun Directly to Fans With the Biggest Lady and the Tramp Viewing Party Ever.

 Disney D23 Fanniversary at Home Celebration Lady and the Tramp

Everyone knows that I LOVE a good party, and the D23 Fanniversary Home Edition is going to be a blast with fun activities, recipes, new & classic content, a viewing party, and more for everyone…including Man’s Best Friend.


My mind is already reeling with some really fun ideas for a great Fanniversary Home Edition Party!

Orlando City SC Wins First Home Game

Orlando City SC Defeats Reigning MLS Champions 4-0 for First Home Win

Orlando Citrus Bowl – Orlando, Florida

Orlando City SC Orlando City Soccer Club Citrus Bowl Orlando MLS
Photo: Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC (3-5-3, 12 points) won its first game at the Orlando Citrus Bowl in commanding fashion before 40,122 fans on Sunday night, defeating the reigning Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup Champions LA Galaxy (3-4-5, 14 points) 4-0.

The win was the largest margin of victory by an expansion team over a defending MLS champion in MLS history, and marked the second highest attended game for the Lions. Orlando City has averaged 37,446 fans per home game this season, a record for the first six stand-alone MLS home games for an expansion team.

Disney Cruise Line News Recap – A Look Back At The Disney Parks Blog Meet-Up

Disney Parks Blog Meet Up DCL Marquee

The Disney Parks Blog hosted its first Disney Cruise Line Meet-Up, and we were the first to learn about new entertainment coming to Disney Cruise Line and to have the chance to talk with the creative team that develops the onboard entertainment in an hour long presentation that was full of surprises.

To start off our time together Michael Roddy, Disney Cruise Line Show Director, gave us an idea of some of the things you would find during Star Wars Day at Sea.

Disney Twenty-Three Celebrates 60 Magical Years of Disneyland

Disney D23 Summer 2015 Cover Disneyland 60 Diamond Celebration

Disney Twenty-Three Celebrates 60 Magical Years of Disneyland

With more than 40 pages of stories, photographs, and images, D23 Honors the past while celebrating the future of Walt’s first park. Plus, Leonard Maltin gives readers a sneak peek of the Summer’s biggest movies.

I am a D23 Charter Member, and my collection of Disney Twenty-Three Magazines are some of my most prized possessions. And while there have been some truly amazing issues, I’m looking at you Spring 2010,  I am beyond excited for this Summer’s issue celebrating Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary!!!

Orlando City SC Launches Commemorative Posters

Orlando City SC Launches Commemorative Gameday Posters

Orlando City SC Launches Commemorative Gameday Posters Starting Sunday

Uniquely designed, each poster is available for a donation; Proceeds directly benefit Orlando City Foundation

Beginning with the Lions’ match against the LA Galaxy on Sunday night, Orlando City SC will unveil the Club’s new commemorative gameday posters. Kick-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. against the five-time Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup Champions.

Uniquely designed for each fixture, the posters will be available at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on match-day, as well as the Orlando City front office (618 East South Street, Orlando 32801) for a donation to the Orlando City Foundation. On gameday, the posters will be available at the Orlando City Foundation table in the fan zone on the east side of the stadium, and at the 50/50 seller kiosks. All proceeds will go directly to the Orlando City Foundation.

Artegon Marketplace Hosts Art & Wellness Expo

Artegon Marketplace Art & Wellness Expo 2015

Orlando’s First Art & Wellness Expo Coming to Artegon Marketplace on   May 16, 2015

Creating a Healthier You.

A one day celebration of Orlando’s cultural art and natural health communities.

Orlando’s Art & Wellness Expo hosted by Loft 55 Gallery is set for Saturday, May 16th at Artegon Marketplace. Orlando’s Art & Wellness Expo will provide a platform for guests beginning to transition into a healthier lifestyle and offer options/activities for those who already have. The goal of this event is to restore self power into our community through health based education accompanied by visual stimulation .