A Trip To Vivoli Il Gelato At Disney Springs

Vivoli Il Gelato At Disney Springs

What better way is there to celebrate National Ice Cream Cone Day than by visiting Vivoli il Gelato at The Landing in Disney Springs!

For 85 years this world-famous gelato shop from Florence, Italy, has shared their family’s hand-crafted recipies with the world. And just last year the family opened their second storefront in history at Walt Disney World.

Vivoli Il Gelato At Disney Springs

Cats of Disney Animated Movies

A while back I did a post about Disney Movie Bunnies and Rabbits, and today I’d like to look at Disney cats and kittens of all shapes and sizes. For this look at the felines on film, I’m going to focus on compiling a list of the cats from Disney animated movies since there are so many in this category alone. From the most recent Zootopia from earlier this year, back to 1940’s Pinocchio, check out these cool cats of cinema.


Numerous background chracters or unnamed lions, tigers, and cheetahs oh my from Zootopia are cats. There are dozens if not more cats of all sizes as would be expected in an animal centric world themed movie. I’ll list as many named characters as I can, but will also include some minor ones too.


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The Octonauts Visit SEA LIFE Orlando This Fall

SEA LIFE Orlando

The Octonauts Sail in to

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Captain Barnacles and Kwazii of The Octonauts, characters from The Octonauts, a popular animated children’s television show on Disney Jr., will visit SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium Friday through Sunday, beginning Sept.16 to Oct. 30. During this time, young guests can take photos with the characters at scheduled onsite meet-and-greet events and become part of the Octonauts crew by participating in the Octonauts Training Academy at the aquarium.

SEA LIFE Orlando

Fall Is Full Of Fun At The Gaylord Palms Resort

Gaylord Palms Resort Fall 2016

Gaylord Palms Resort invites guests to experience the spooky happenings of the Halloween season Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October. Beginning September 30, guests can scurry over to GaylordPalms for a ghoulishly good time. From costume contests and a zombie scavenger hunt to a pool party hosted by Dracula himself, there’s fun and frights for every member of the family!

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Disney Spotify Playlists and Profiles

Disney Spotify Playlists and Profiles

Disney Spotify Playlists and Profiles

Recently Disney released a new official playlist on Spotify for the Disney Cruise Line. This is just the latest in their fantastic group of playlists created with Disney movies, parks music, Star Wars, and music inspired by characters from their movies. For those who aren’t aware, Spotify is a free streaming music service (with an option for paid premium service) available on their website as well as on apps for smart devices and computers. Spotify allows users to create playlists (public or private) for artists, albums, moods, genres, almost anything. For instance, my good friend Sally Kilpatrick made a playlist for her great debut novel The Happy Hour Choir which features a lot of music as the title may suggest. It is an awesome thing that is the equivalent of making your own mixtapes to share with the world.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: #NotSoScary Wallpaper

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2016 Phone Wallpaper

For our final post this week on Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, I thought I would do something I have never done before!

I took eight of my favorite pictures from the party to create phone wallpaper to help bring the magic and the fun of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party portable!

All you need to do is click on the image, save it to your device, and then place it as your phone’s wallpaper.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: #NotSoScary Wallpaper

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: Setting #NotSoScary Priorities


With so much to do that is exclusive to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, it is really important to prioritize what you want to do during the party.

But with information about the goings on either spread out over several areas of the official party page or not available until you arrive at the Magic Kingdom, I thought that I would compile all the information you would need to make a solid game plan for the night.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: 7 #NotSoScary Experiences

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2016 - Highlights - Pinterest Image

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: Don’t Miss These 7 #NotSoScary Exclusive Experiences

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom is jam packed with exclusive events, shopping, and entertainment that you don’t want to miss. Here are my favorite ‘Must Do’s’ for this year’s party!

1. Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2016 - Party Highlights - Sorcerers Card and map

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: An Allergy Friendly #NotSoScary

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween 2016 Allergy Friendly trick or treat experience

Happy Halloween! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has begun at the Magic Kingdom, and this year the Trick-or-Treat allergy friendly experience has changed.

Partygoers who have food allergies or dietary restrictions are encouraged to first visit one of the two Allergy-Friendly Centers that can be found at the lobby of the Town Square Theater on Main Street U.S.A. and at the Heritage House in Liberty Square.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2016 - Allergy Friendly Experience - Heritage House Sign

Raglan Road Hosts 5th Annual Great Irish Hooley

Great Irish Hooley Raglan Road Disney Springs 2016

Great Irish Hooley Celebrates 5th Anniversary Labor Day Weekend at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs

NEW: ‘Rhythms of Raglan’ show, plus top Irish Bands, Dance, Food and Craft Beers 

The Great Irish Hooley is returning to Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant at Disney Springs for the 5th year with new live music and dance entertainment, fresh menu creations and plenty of craft beer and cocktail options are on tap Labor Day weekend September 2-5, 2016.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Educator Appreciation Days

Educator Appreciation Ripleys Orlando

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Educator Appreciation Days

All K-12 teachers and staff receive free admission to Ripley’s Florida attractions from September 6 – October 16Ripley’s Believe It or Not! attractions in Florida are thanking
All Florida locations of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will be honoring K-12 educators for all their hard work with the return of Educator Appreciation Days this fall.

Win Tickets To See OVO At The Amway Center

Cirque du Soleil Ovo Amway Center Orlando

Disclosure: I received tickets to see Ovo from Cirque du Soleil at the Amway Center to host this giveaway, but all opinions are my own. 

Over the years I’ve seen several Cirque du Soleil shows, and I was really excited to see that OVO will be performed here in Orlando from September 21 to 25, 2016 at the Amway Center.

Thrilling more than 4.5 million people worldwide since the show premiered in 2009, OVO embarks on a new journey, performing the same captivating production, now in arenas, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their hometown.

D23 News: Destination D Update

2016 D23 Destination D Amazing Adventures Logo

D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures presented by Ethan Allen | Disney will take place at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World November 19th & 20th, and as more details are announced the more excited I get!

AVATAR creators James Cameron (writer, director, producer) and Jon Landau (producer) will join Imagineer Joe Rohde for Pandora – The World of AVATAR, a presentation where they will unveil new details about the immersive, 12-acre land coming soon to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. In addition, the event will include a conversation with Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Plus, Moana screenwriter Jared Bush (co-writer/co-director Zootopia) will be on hand to provide guests an exclusive advance look at the making of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest animated feature.