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Theme Park Connection giving away a FREE Disney Cruise, a FREE Hunger Games authentic Movie Cast Costume and a meet & greet with Herbie the Love Bug at Grand Re-Opening 

Theme Park Connection celebrating Grand Re-Opening in a memorable way by raffling off a Disney vacation, a Hunger Games Authentic Movie Costume all while unveiling the new 15,000 sq. ft. location, doubling their showroom size and offering many more unique items from the Disney theme parks and now even movies props.

Orlando, FL – November 19, 2013 – On Saturday, November 23, Theme Park Connection ( will be re-opening in a 15,000 sq. ft. sized facility in Orlando, Florida that will amaze anyone and soon should become one of the top ten places you have to visit while in Florida. With a big move that took over 20 semi-trucks to relocate, Theme Park Connection felt the re-opening should come with some even bigger surprises for their guests and that includes all the planned events for the opening day festivities listed below. Among them include an actual chance to win a FREE 3 Day Disney Cruise Line vacation for two, a FREE Hunger Games prop costume worn by Marvel and many other amazing giveaway door prizes and discounts.The World’s Largest Reseller of Disney items has made the gigantic move to a central Florida showroom, just 10 minutes from the Orlando International Airport and right next door to the Florida Mall for the convenience of their guests. It’s close to almost any attraction in Orlando within minutes of I-4, International Drive, Central Florida Parkway and the Orlando International Airport. The football field size showroom is open to the public and welcomes local customers, cast members and tourists from around the world whether you want to find some unique items or have some of your own you would like to sell to them.

“Another benefit of the new, much larger location, is that now it allows us to showcase everything we have” says Brian Ramsey, General Manager of Theme Park Connection. The move came with some unique surprises. “Some of the items were packed in boxes for over 10 years in our old location and have not been seen by the public eyes until our re-opening on Saturday”. TPC, as it is known, never had the space to display all the items they owned and now guests can see and view everything in their inventory. It’s also an inventory that changes daily as they buy Disney items from the public and partner with local theme parks to find the most unique items possible.


The showroom includes more than a million items ranging from pins, figurines to props and signs that were displayed at the Disney Parks, Resorts and Cruise Lines along with a newly added line of movie props. “Movie props are an area we saw great synergy with park items because just like the park items we offer, they can bring you back to a moment in time or help you relive a memory when you saw a particular film.” Theme Park Connection is bringing that feeling to its guests at the Grand Re-Opening while giving away an iconic authentic costume from the original Hunger Games movie (the 2nd Hunger Game movie just happens to be releasing the night before their Grand Re-Opening as a tie into the popular film). Since they also doubled in size they have doubled their inventory of Disney’s Herbie the Love Bug cars as well, making two available to meet and purchase at the event.


Some extra special items are being brought out such as Katniss’ actual Arena Boots worn by Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games; along with the FREE chance to own Marvel’s (Jack Quaid) actual costume. It is the authentic costume worn in the scene when he was shot with an arrow by Katniss. This is just a small sample of the amazing items being offered but they can assure you there is something for everyone. The Grand Re-Opening celebration is from10:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday, November 23 in Theme Park Connection’s new showroom located at 2160 Premier Row Orlando, FL.

Grand Re-Opening Event Details:
  • Saturday, November 23rd, 10AM to 4PM
  • Open to the Public
  • Incredible door prize drawings every 1/2 hour including rare Disney items
  • Chance to win a FREE 3-day Disney Cruise for two. (Drawing will be at a specific time in afternoon)**
  • FREE opportunity to win Marvel’s Hunger Games authentic costume
  • Exclusive rare movie worn props from the 1st Hunger Games for purchase
  • Free food and drinks all day
  • Disney Legend Bill “Sully” Sullivan – former VP of the Magic Kingdom- will be on hand signing autographs and sharing stories about opening Epcot Center and working with Walt Disney.
  • Two Herbie the Love Bug cars on display & for sale along with props from the films
  • 20% off everything in store and select items up to 50% off
  • Buyer on hand to purchase items from public
  • Toys for Tots benefit
  • Open an extra hour for the festivities
  • More surprises to follow at the actual event!

**No purchase necessary to be entered in drawing but must be present to win, one entry per person

Complete details can be found at or Theme Park Connection’s Facebook page,

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration Returns

SeaWorld Christmas at the Waterfront
SeaWorld Christmas at the Waterfront

SeaWorld Orlando plays host to my favorite Christmas Celebration at any of the area theme parks and I’m so excited it returns this weekend! I attended this special event for the first time last year and loved it! It is included in regular park admission and takes place each weekend through the end of the year, and some weeknights the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve (always double check dates and times on the website before heading out).

Most of the events during SeaWorld’s Christmas take place during the afternoon and evening. Special offerings include music from a capella singers, to Christmas carols played on a classical guitar to Elmo’s Christmas Wish featuring many of your favorite Sesame Street characters. I loved the whole vibe of the park in the evening with the lights and music throughout bringing Christmas to life.

SeaWorld Christmas Tree
SeaWorld Christmas Tree
Elmo's Christmas Wish
Elmo’s Christmas Wish
The Conductors
The Conductors
Shamu's Christmas Miracles
Shamu’s Christmas Miracles

There are fun shows including some of SeaWorld’s most famous residents with Shamu’s Christmas Miracles. Last year I didn’t get around to seeing Clyde and Seamore’s Countdown to Christmas, so it is near the top of my list of must dos this time around. I love their regular show, so I’m sure this one will be just as enjoyable and will be full of holiday spirit.

At the top of my list of things I want to catch that I missed last year is the very popular Polar Express Experience. I grew up reading Chris Van Allsburg books and he is still one of my favorite children’s book authors. Reading the Polar Express each year on Christmas Eve is still a tradition in my house. Another show on my list to see is O Wondrous Night, which is a telling of the Christmas story complete with live animals that would have been found in the manger.

Sea of Trees
Sea of Trees

Something that you should not miss is the Sea of Trees featured all along the waterfront area. The gorgeous trees are lit beautifully and dance to some of your favorite holiday hits! I cannot tell you how mesmerized I was by this fantastic show! Catch it several times throughout the night from different vantage points if you can.

Winter Wonderland is an incredible ice skating show set to Christmas music. SeaWorld visitors will appreciate the mix of characters with stories accompanied by some amazingly talented performers. This show often only takes place once during the evening, so make sure to check times of shows before arriving at the park so you don’t miss this great performance!

Throughout the night you will find entertainers roaming the park with comedy acts, strolling musicians, and maybe even some snowflakes. Select SeaWorld restaurants offer the All-Day Dining Deal and even include some special holiday menu items. You can also book Santa’s Fireside Feast in advance if you are looking for a buffet with a meeting with Santa at the end. In addition to unique food and beverages, SeaWorld has special merchandise available for the holiday season for sale at the Christmas Market and several other locations throughout the park.

My favorite part of attending last year’s Christmas celebration at SeaWorld was hands down the amazing fireworks display called Holiday Reflections. This phenomenal show is I think best seen from Bayside Stadium facing the Waterfront. It incorporates music and water elements with the fireworks to put on one of my favorite fireworks shows anywhere of the entire year.

Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland
Holiday Reflections
Holiday Reflections

If you get an opportunity, I highly recommend that you visit SeaWorld Orlando for their Christmas event. It is such a great value since it is at no additional cost (of course other than food, drinks, souvenirs, etc.). I absolutely loved this special event last year and was disappointed when I could only go one night. This year will be different! I hope to find myself visiting at least a few times to go back and catch my favorite things I experienced last year and to check out the new to me shows and attractions I missed.

Have you been to SeaWorld’s Christmas? What is your favorite show or attraction? I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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Disney Vacation Club Merry Member Mixer

Merry Member Mixer

Come ring in the season with Disney Vacation Club! Mingle with fellow Members at the Merry Member Mixer as you enjoy festive entertainment and complimentary refreshments. Plus, you’ll be able to purchase a limited-edition Disney Vacation Club holiday trading pin (while supplies last).

Celebrate, share, and always discover vacations you never outgrow.

Epcot at the World Showplace Pavilion
Located between the Canada and United Kingdom Pavilions

November 25
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December 16

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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