Krispy Kreme Holiday Treats & Two Special Offers

Now through December 25th Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has some seasonal favorite holiday-inspired treats, including the Melted Snowman Doughnut, Santa Belly Doughnut and Toffee Mocha beverage.

Krispy Kreme’s mission is to spread joy.  With a busy holiday season upon us, sometimes the most joyful moments are when we slow down and share a special treat with family and friends,” said Jenny Bellanca, vice president of operations for Florida Family Foods LLC, an authorized franchisee of Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation.

Krispy Kreme Holiday Doughnuts 2016

The new Melted Snowman Doughnut is Kreme™ filled and dipped in white icing. The treat is finished off with a chocolate decoration and a candy snowman face.

Rogue One Coming To Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Rogue One Experiences Coming To Disney's Hollywood Studios

Rogue One Experiences Coming To Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Last night the Disney Parks Blog hosted local media and 400 readers as they transformed Epcot’s Spaceship Earth into the Death Star and announced new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story experiences coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

First off, can we talk about how cool Spaceship Earth looked as the Death Star! Now the pictures don’t do it justice, but it was a fun temporary backdrop to the announcements.

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Wearing the Magic: Disney Parks Collection by PANDORA

Disney Collection by Pandora 2016

Wearing the Magic:

Disney Parks Collection by PANDORA

PANDORA Jewelry and Disney Parks have teamed up to create a line of jewelry that any Disney fashionista will want to own! You can choose from exclusive charms, rings, necklaces, and earrings to personalize any look.

When you are designing your look to commemorate your magical memories you will find pieces designed around iconic characters, pretty princesses, Disney Parks, holidays, and even runDisney participation.

Photo: Disney Store
Photo: Disney Store

Christmas Bricktacular Premium Upgrades at LEGOLAND Florida

Over at Legoland Florida there are some new experiences during the holidays and Christmas Bricktacular to help make your holiday season a memorable one.

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In addition to Christmas Bricktacular beginning on December 17, this weekend they began offering the LEGO® Santa’s Breakfast and LEGO® Santa’s Christmas Workshop. I recently had the opportunity to attend these events and they were so much fun, especially if you have Lego fans in your family (which I do).

The Ultimate HoliDAY At The Gaylord Palms

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The Ultimate HoliDAY At The Gaylord Palms

Disclosure: I was invited by the Gaylord Palms Resort to experience all that they have to offer this holiday season, and all opinions (with extreme enthusiasm and joy) are my own. 

The Gaylord Palms Resort is Kissimmee is one of our favorite places to visit and stay in Orlando, and during the holiday season the resort is a winter wonderland of activity with shows, experiences, and food you won’t want to miss!

Here’s how to have the ultimate holiDAY celebrating Christmas at the Gaylord Palms!

Breakfast with Charlie Brown & Friends

Gaylord Palms ICE 2016 - breakfast-with charlie brown and friends

Morse Museum Hosts Holiday Events

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Holidays at the Morse Museum

Celebrate with Tiffany Windows in the park, Christmas Eve Open House, and live music on Friday Nights

The holiday season at the Morse Museum begins just after Thanksgiving when Harpist Bizarre Quartet helps the Museum launch a festive schedule of free events on Friday nights, including live music, tours, and an art demonstration.

For six consecutive Friday evenings during the holidays (November 25 through December 30), visitors can enjoy not only free admission from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. but live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, at 7 p.m. on December 2, 9, and 16, the Morse will offer curator tours of the exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall. The December 9programming also includes a family tour of selected galleries and a demonstration on the art of making pottery with a free take-home art activity for participants.

A Stroll Down Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail


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A stroll down the Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs

This holiday season Disney has added a few new entertainment options to Disney Springs. One of them, the Christmas Tree Trail, debuted this past weekend. When the Disney Parks Blog first made the announcement, I was definitely looking forward to it. The description reminded me of the trees that used decorate the Camp Minnie Mickey area of Animal Kingdom before it was closed to make way for Avatar.

The new Christmas Tree Trail is located at the old Marketplace bus depot and you enter in between Once Upon a Toy and Earl of Sandwich. There’s a DJ set up in the area, along with the large Christmas tree that they light every evening at 6:00PM.

Guy Harvey Weekend Coming to SeaWorld Orlando


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Meet World-Renowned Artist and Conservationist Guy Harvey at SeaWorld Orlando on

November 19 and 20, 2016

Park guests will dive deeper than ever before as they explore sharks and their underwater world through inspiring conversations, exhibits of extraordinary artwork, meet-and-greets and signing opportunities. Hear uplifting stories and gain insight into GuyHarvey’s work during hosted chats taking place both event days at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Browse SeaWorld’s collection of exclusive Guy Harvey artwork and merchandise plus stick around for meet-and-greets and signings inside the Guy Harvey Shop on both Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

LEGOLAND Florida Deals On Brick Friday

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Get AWESOME LEGOLAND Florida Resort Deals On Brick Friday

Sign Up to Save on Annual Passes, Tickets & Overnight Stays from Black Friday to Cyber Monday!

This holiday shopping season, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is giving thanks to fans with an awesome assortment of deals and discounts starting on Black Friday (Friday, Nov. 25) and continuing through Cyber Monday (Monday, Nov. 28).

Busch Gardens Tampa Fun Card Deal For 2017

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Enjoy fall for free with Busch Gardens’ 2017 Fun Card

Pay for a Day and Get the Rest of This Year — and all of 2017 — FREE

The holiday season is finally here and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is inviting guests to experience fall for free with the purchase of a 2017 Fun Card. With Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in residence startingNov. 25, now is the perfect time to kick off holiday celebrations and end the year with exciting thrills and attractions.

The 2017 Fun Card  now is available for purchase. With the 2017 Fun Card, guests pay for one day and get all of 2017free. Plus, guests who purchase their 2017 Fun Card now can visit Busch Gardens for the remainder of 2016 for no additional cost, which including the annual holiday event,  Christmas Town™.

Planet Hollywood Observatory Menu Highlights

Planet Hollywood Observatory Menu Highlights Disney Springs

Planet Hollywood Observatory launches a new menu into orbit at the Orlando Flagship Location

Burgers and Sandwiches by Guy Fieri, Florida Craft Brews, and Colossal Appetizers Among New Offerings

The Planet Hollywood Observatory will be opening later this fall at Disney Springs with a menu full of familiar favorites, burgers and sandwiches by Guy Fieri, Florida Craft Brews, gigantic appetizers, and over-the-top sweets.

“We’ve spent an enormous amount of time developing new menu offerings for Planet Hollywood Observatory and striking a balance with keeping our favorites in place,” said Robert Earl, Founder and Chairman, Planet Hollywood International. “We’re excited to offer even more options for our guests, ranging from appealing starters, to light and healthy salads, to indulgent steak and lobster—and everything in between. And they really must save room for dessert—I always do!”

Circus Xtreme coming to the Amway Center

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is Bringing Circus XTREME to Orlando!

Tickets go on Sale Monday, November 14
The Greatest Show On Earth Features Extreme Acts Fused with Iconic Circus Traditions for the Ultimate Family Entertainment Experience

Prepare to be astonished and amazed by artists who redefine the word extreme in everything they do, magnifying traditional elements of the circus and combining these elements with never-before-seen spectacles, original, fast-paced performances and incredibly hilarious moments.

Circus Xtreme will explore a world of extreme beauty, flexibility, strength and dexterity in ways you’ve never seen before at the Amway Center from January 12-16, 2017. Purchase tickets for your family to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME when tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, November 14 at 10:00 AM.

Universal’s Aventura Hotel Details Announced

Universal's Aventura Hotel Announcement 

Universal’s Aventura Hotel to bring affordable-chic to life at Universal Orlando Resort in Summer 2018

When it opens in the summer of 2018, guests visiting the new Universal’s Aventura Hotel will arrive at a sleek and stylish space designed to create an affordable-chic experience in the heart of a vibrant and relaxing resort atmosphere for guests at the Universal Orlando Resort.

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Disney Twenty-Three Winter 2016 Details

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On December 16, Star Wars fans will blast off once again to a galaxy far, far away—only this time, it’s with a new set of characters (save for one Sith Lord) in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The film’s stars Felicity Jones and Alan Tudyk, director Gareth Edwards, and producer Kathleen Kennedy give readers a glimpse into the making of the film, which is centered on a group of rebels determined to steal the plans for the menacing Death Star. Kennedy reveals the origins of this first “stand-alone” film, while Edwards discusses the detailed planning that went into bringing Darth Vader back to the big screen.