New Feel The Force Dining Event for Star Wars Weekends!

Star Wars WeekendStar Wars Weekend will be adding another dining experience for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this year. In addition to the new Galactic Dine-In Breakfast and Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine we told you about here, this new pre-paid event will start booking tomorrow morning, April 23rd online at disneyworld.com/dining, through the My Disney Experience apps and over the phone through Disney Dining at 407-939-3463.

The Feel The Force Dining Event will include VIP Viewing areas for both the parade, Legends of the Force Motorcade, and the nighttime fireworks, Symphony in the Stars. Also included will be soft drinks and water during the daytime parade and a dessert party with the fireworks. Guests will receive a souvenir PhotoPass card with a series of free Star Wars photos, which can be linked to their My Disney Experience account.

Carousel of Progress 50th Anniversary with Kelly Christine

Carousel of Progress
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress was my favorite attraction at Walt Disney World during high school and college. For years it never made sense to my friends and family. They know me as a thrill seeker, a roller coaster nut. How can a ride with a slow moving theater satisfy an adrenaline junkie? The answer is simpler than you think.

Like It’s A Small World and Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln, Carousel of Progress debuted at the 1964 World’s Fair. When the fair was over, the ride was transported to Anaheim and installed at Disneyland. It was replaced in Disneyland by America Sings and then moved to Walt Disney World. It is one of the only attractions in Walt Disney World that Walt himself had a hand in creating directly. You can even see Walt Disney and the Sherman brothers in a pre-show video talking about the original attraction.

The Disneyland Story Presents Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln And Kelly

Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln debuted 50 years ago at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, and Kelly Christine Delaney is back helping us celebrate this iconic attraction’s anniversary.
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
The 1964 World’s Fair is something I’ve discussed with my dad many times. I have enjoyed all of the stories he has told me of what it was like and he kept repeating “it was nothing I had ever seen before. Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln was definitely something that had never been seen before.

Happy Anniversary It’s a Small World!

Today It’s a Small World is among three ground-breaking attractions created for the 1964 World’s Fair celebrating their 50th Anniversary, and we wanted to take a moment to talk about why each attraction is so special to us.

It's a Small World

This gentle boat ride is the ‘Happiest cruise that ever sailed around the world’, and was created for the 1964 World’s Fair to salute UNICEF and the children around the world. Filled with beautiful Animatronic Dolls, colorful lands, and an infectious song more than 10 million visitors from 1964-1965.

It's a Small World

Orlando City SC Accepting Ticket Deposits for 2015 MLS Season

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Orlando City SC Launches Season Ticket Deposit Campaign for Inaugural MLS Season

$50 Deposit Ensures Fans’ Seat Priority as Season Ticket Members;

Lions to play 2015 season in Orlando Citrus Bowl

 

Orlando City SC announced today it will immediately begin accepting season ticket deposits for the 2015 Major League Soccer (MLS) season, allowing fans the opportunity to secure their place as part of the historic inaugural season.  The $50 deposit per seat is fully refundable and will allow Season Ticket Members to secure their seating priority and also indicate preference of their seat location for 2015 in the newly reconstructed Orlando Citrus Bowl.  Fans can claim their spot in history by placing a deposit at www.OrlandoCitySC.com or by calling 855-ORL-CITY.

Celebrating Earth Day at Walt Disney World

Earth DayEarth Day is just around the corner tomorrow and I thought I’d share some of the ways Walt Disney World is celebrating around some of the parks and resorts.

At the Yacht Club, there will be a lady bug release just outside the lobby heading towards the boardwalk.

Saratoga Springs is hosting an afternoon of fun activities at both the High Rock Spring and the Paddock Pools. Some of the games and things to do will include Animal Who Am I?, Earth Day Memory, Marsh Mud Madness, Earth Day Fact or Fiction, a Lady Bug Release, Animal Bingo, Design a Reusable Tote and Beading with “Earth” Charms.

Port Orleans Riverside will play host to fun and games, music and more at Riverside Marina from noon until 3pm with an Earth Day theme.

V The Velociraptor Testing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Professor Parker Woodson will be bringing his friend V the Velociraptor to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a ‘Jurassic Jaunt’ with guests in Dinoland U.S.A. beginning April 19, 2014!

V the Velociraptor

Professor Woodson has hand raised V the Velociraptor from birth, so V is excited to be out meeting people and exploring the world all around him.

V the Velociraptor

You will be able to find Professor Woodson and V the Velociraptor roaming around Dinoland U.S.A for limited time from April 19 to May 3, 2014.

Merlin Entertainment Brings Three New Attractions to Orlando

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Project Update from Merlin Entertainments PLC for Three New Orlando Attractions

Coming Spring 2015

The leading U.K.-based family entertainment company, owner of LEGOLAND Florida, is bringing three of its best know global visitor attraction brands to Orlando – The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and Sea Life aquarium

With less than a year to grand opening, Merlin Entertainments PLC (Merlin) is gearing up to introduce three of its exciting global brands to the Central Florida region, with the launches of The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE aquarium in Spring 2015 at I-Drive 360 on International Drive.

Famous Disney Bears

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, Disneynature is releasing another new documentary, Bears. This new movie will follow a bear family for a year as the young cubs learn life lessons. Seeing the commercials for this movie got me thinking about all of the bears in the Disney family.

Disneynature Bears
Disneynature Bears

Winnie the Pooh
Let’s start with probably the most famous Disney bear of all. Coming from the books by A. A. Milne, Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood are a childhood staple. He may be “stuffed with fluff,” but he can be quite courageous when needed. We’ve all joined in on their adventures (often in search of “hunny”) and learned about friendship along the way. Pooh and Piglet’s friendship in particular, never fails to warm my heart.

Orlando City SC Needs Your Input!

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Orlando City SC Seeks Fan Input on Design of New Soccer Stadium

Idea the Result of Recent Supporter Group Suggestions to Architects; Group of Respondents will be selected to Participate in Small-Group Workshops with Stadium Design Team

 

Orlando City SC announced today a unique plan to solicit input and gather suggestions from its fans on the design of its new downtown stadium. The idea was born out of a recent meeting with Orlando City supporter group leaders and stadium architects.

Giveaway: Magic At Play Arrives At Kohl’s

Magic at Play Giveaway!

Magic at Play Jumping Beans Kohl's

Disclosure: Through a partnership with Kohl’s, I have received a promotional item and Gift Card for the Giveaway in exchange for this post. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.

The Magic at Play clothing line is an exclusive collaboration between Jumping Beans and Kohl’s that helps your smallest family members show their #DisneySide!

Stars On Ice at the Amway Center

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Stars On Ice

 

Last week we had the opportunity to go see this years Stars On Ice at the Amway Center in Orlando. They just kicked off their nationwide 2014 tour and this year feature 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White as the headliners of every show! The couple took the first ever GOLD in ice dancing for the United States and will perform in every city in the 20 city tour across America, along with their bronze medal winning team mates from the inaugural Olympic figure skating team event. Fans of Meryl and Charlie can also watch them on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars on Monday evenings.

Summer 2014 SeaWorld Camps

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Get Up-Close Animal Experiences This Summer at SeaWorld Camps in Orlando

Looking to expand interests this summer for your children and their friends?  SeaWorld Camps offer educational, fun and exciting encounters for kids of all ages and include up-close experiences with marine animals that encourage a lifelong passion for wildlife and the environment.

SeaWorld Camps

Viva La Música Returns to SeaWorld Orlando

Viva la Música

VIVA LA MÚSICA SIZZLES AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO

 

Sat., April 26 Kicks off this Fiery Festival

 

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 11, 2014) – Saturdays are heating up at SeaWorld Orlando during Viva la Música, Central Florida’s can’t-miss Latin food and concert festival taking place Saturdays, April 26 through May 17.

 

Celebrate the food, fun, sights and sounds of Latin culture at this annual festival, featuring live concerts by internationally renowned Latin musical artists, included with park admission.