Disney Twenty-Three Summer 2021 Issue

Disney Twenty-Three Summer 2021 Issue

The summer 2021 issue of Disney twenty-three is making a splash (and if you don’t believe us, you’re in… de-Nile) showcasing Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in an exclusive wrap-around cover to celebrate the July 30 opening of the rollicking adventure Jungle Cruise. Editor-in-chief Max Lark journeyed to the backside of water, visiting the breathtaking tropical set of the film to speak with its stars and creative team about turning the beloved Disney Parks favorite into a thrilling new movie. Fans also get a fascinating look at the creation of Jungle Cruise for Disneyland and the exciting changes in store for the attraction this year.

Plus, in honor of Lucasfilm’s 50th anniversary, every issue of the publication will be shipped with a poster created exclusively for D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, featuring stunning poster artwork from every film the studio has made over the past five decades, including rarely seen images from one-sheets around the world.

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Also in the new issue, which is available exclusively to D23 Gold Members, Tom Hiddleston discusses spinning off the wickedly wonderful Loki for his new Marvel Studios series on Disney+ and bringing an entirely “new” version of the God of Mischief to life.

Hiddleston’s on-screen brother, Chris Hemsworth, dons a different kind of (swim)suit as he takes a dip with some apex predators for National Geographic’s Shark Beach, as the avid surfer and environmentalist dives beneath the surface of what we know about the toothy creatures.

And Disney twenty-three goes behind-the-seams with Academy Award winner Emma Thompson for a special look at the ferociously fashion-forward Cruella, coming to theaters and Disney+ Premier Access May 28.

And on June 4, Super Hero fans will assemble at Disney California Adventure for the opening of Avengers Campus, a stunning new land where guests will be able to sling webs with Spider-Man and eat enormous pretzels thanks to “Pym” technology. Amidst stunning photography, the Imagineers and creators of the Campus detail its creation and what guests can expect, and it’s… super.

Also included in the Summer issue of Disney twenty-three:

  • Monsters, Inc. is beefing up its workforce, as Ben Feldman joins the team in the hilarious new Disney+ animated series Monsters At Work
  • Journey to the seaside (with some lovable sea monsters) as star Jacob Tremblay and Luca’s creative team reveal details about the new Pixar film
  • Behind the Attraction, coming to Disney+, uncovers fascinating facts and surprising stories about Disney park favorites
  • Walt’s original princess enjoys new adventures with Disneyland’s reimagined Snow White’s Enchanted Wish
  • It’s a new generation of fun as the Turner & Hooch series arrives on Disney+ with just the right amount of slobber
  • Star Jeffrey Wright and producer Brad Winderbaum get animated for Marvel Studios’ new colorful series What If…?, coming to Disney+
  • Regular features including By the Numbers, Character Analysis, and Ask the Walt Disney Archives

Additional details will be available at D23.com. Disney twenty-three, which is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold Members as a benefit of their membership. The latest issue will begin arriving before the end of May.

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About D23
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive offers and discounts; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.com

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2021 Hallmark Keepsake Dream Book Picks

DISCLOSURE: There are NO affiliate links in this post. I just love these Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, and I hope you do, too!!! 

Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Christmas is only 249 days away, and the 2021 Hallmark Keepsake Dream Book is here with some AMAZING new ornaments! 

In this post I’m sharing my top picks for any Disney, Marvel, Or Star Wars fans!!!

There are some spoiler ornaments, but you won’t find them on this list!!!!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Let’s Go!!!!

2021 Hallmark Keepsake Dream Book Picks – Disney, Marvel, & Star Wars

Disney Cinderella Jaq and Gus With Key Ornament – $17.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: October 2, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/disney-cinderella-jaq-and-gus-with-key-ornament-1799QXE3255.html

One thing Cinderella could always count on was her animal friends. Disney Princess fans will love to celebrate Cinderelly’s loyal mice pals, Jaq and Gus, with this charming Christmas tree ornament featuring the resourceful pair wrangling the key to her bedroom door, which they stole from the wicked stepmother, Lady Tremaine.

  • Artist crafted by Alex Ho, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Limited quantity, first available at 2021 Keepsake Ornament Debut event.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 2.22″ W x 4.75″ H x 1.1″ D
Star Wars: Rogue One K-2SO Ornament – $32.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: July 10, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/star-wars-rogue-one-k-2so-ornament-3299QXE3272.html

Loyal to the Rebel Alliance, K-2SO carried the markings of his former programming as an Imperial security droid, allowing him to effectively infiltrate Imperial installations and outposts. Rebellion hero Cassian Andor undertook the difficult task of reformatting K-2SO’s personality, leaving him with a blunt disposition that cemented his place as a favorite character. Fans of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will love displaying this metal Christmas tree ornament of the versatile droid.

  • This artist crafted and metal Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Limited quantity, first available at 2021 Keepsake Ornament Premiere event.
  • Metal and plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 1.7″ W x 5″ H x 1.25″ D.
Marvel Spider-Man In the Holiday Swing Ornament – $17.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: October 2, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/marvel-spider-man-in-the-holiday-swing-ornament-1799QXI7462.html

Swing into the holiday spirit with Spider-Man. This fun and festive Christmas tree ornament features the Marvel Comics web-slinger wearing a Santa hat as he swings through the streets of the city to deliver a bag full of Christmas presents.

  • Artist crafted by Matt Johnson and Emma Leturgez-Smith, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 2.99″ W x 4″ H x 3.25″ D
Disney Kingdom Hearts King Mickey Ornament – $17.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: October 2, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/disney-kingdom-hearts-king-mickey-ornament-1799QXD6535.html

Trained by Master Yen Sid to be a Keyblade Master, King Mickey is the kind ruler of Disney Castle in the “Kingdom Hearts” video games. This Christmas tree ornament features the noble leader wielding his powerful Keyblade to help his friends and protect the worlds from the Heartless.

  • This artist crafted Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 3.3″ W x 3″ H x 1.6″ D.
Star Wars: The Mandalorian Boba Fett Ornament – $24.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: October 2, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/star-wars-the-mandalorian-boba-fett-ornament-2499QXI7632.html

A self-proclaimed “simple man making his way through the galaxy” (like his father before him), Boba Fett endures as one of the most infamous bounty hunters in Star Wars lore. After falling into the belly of the Sarlacc, his reappearance in season 2 of The Mandalorian thrilled fans—even more so as he returned to Jabba the Hutt’s palace on Tatooine and usurped the throne held by Bib Fortuna. This Christmas tree ornament depicts that triumphant moment, which teased the upcoming arrival of The Book of Boba Fett.

  • Artist crafted by Jake Angell, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 4.75″ W x 3.25″ H x 3.5″ D.
Disney Dumbo Mother and Child Porcelain Ornament – $24.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: Now

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/disney-dumbo-mother-and-child-porcelain-ornament-2499QHX4005.html

There is nothing as pure and heartwarming as a tender embrace shared between mother and child. Reflect upon your own timeless memories with this precious porcelain Christmas tree ornament that features Jumbo the elephant with baby Dumbo from the Disney animated classic.

  • This porcelain Christmas tree ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Porcelain Christmas tree ornament measures 2.5″ W x 3.9″ H x 2.7″ D

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker C-3PO and Babu Frik Ornament With Light and Sound – $24.99

Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: July 10, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-c-3po-and-babu-frik-ornament-with-light-and-sound-2499QXI7582.html

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker brought the Skywalker Saga to a close while introducing new planets and characters, including C-3PO’s “oldest friend,” Babu Frik. This battery-operated Christmas tree ornament features audio of the beloved protocol droid with his illuminated red eyes, a result of reprogramming by the tiny droidsmith from Kijimi. Babu Frik’s services allowed C-3PO to translate ancient Sith runes that would eventually lead Rey to her destiny.

  • Magic Light and Sound Christmas tree ornament. Press the button on the ornament to see C-3PO illuminate and hear memorable moments from the scene. Requires three (3) LR44 batteries, included.
  • Artist crafted by Tracy Larsen, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 4.14″ W x 3.22″ H x 2.22″ D.
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Peekbuster Ornament With Motion-Activated Sound – $24.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: October 2, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/marvel-guardians-of-the-galaxy-peekbuster-ornament-with-motion-activated-sound-2499QXI7485.html

Don’t worry about any present-peekers in your house with Groot and Rocket Raccoon on duty! Just hang this Christmas tree ornament near the presents you want to protect, and turn it on. Any movement near the gifts results in warning messages from the Guardians of the Galaxy duo that are sure to keep your packages under wraps until the big day (battery-operated).

  • Magic Motion-Activated Sound Christmas tree ornament. Hang the ornament near the gifts and turn it on. When it senses movement, hear Rocket and Groot give warnings not to peek. Requires three (3) LR44 batteries, included.
  • This artist crafted Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 2.686″ W x 5.27″ H x 2.384″ D.
Star Wars The Merriest House in the Galaxy Musical Ornament With Light – $34.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: October 2, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/star-wars-the-merriest-house-in-the-galaxy-musical-ornament-with-light-3499QXI7375.html

Bring an extra dose of merry to your Christmas tree with this Star Wars ornament. The festively decorated house features Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers caroling, an oversized Death Star on the roof and an abundance of lights. Connect it to the Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) for continuous light effect. Plus, it performs a synchronized sound and light show to the tune of the “Star Wars: Main Theme.” No batteries necessary.

  • Magic Light and Sound Christmas tree ornament. Connect this ornament to Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button to see it perform a synchronized sound and light show to the tune of the “Star Wars: Main Theme.” No batteries necessary.
  • Artist crafted by Orville Wilson, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • On ornament: Rebel Scum.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 3.3″ W x 4″ H x 2.4″ D
Disney Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree 55th Anniversary Ornament With Motion – $29.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: July 10, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/disney-winnie-the-pooh-and-the-honey-tree-55th-anniversary-ornament-with-motion-2999QXD6465.html

A jar full of honey is just the cure for the rumbly in the tumbly of Winnie the Pooh. Celebrate the 55th anniversary of the classic Disney animated film, “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” with this charming Christmas tree ornament. Turn the knob on the bottom to see the interior scene spin—creating simple animation—while reliving Pooh Bear’s adventures to get honey from a beehive in the tree.

  • Artist crafted by Nello Williams, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Turn the knob on the bottom of the ornament to see simple animation.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 3.59″ W x 5.43″ H x 3.59″ D.
Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child Grogu Ornament – $19.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: July 10, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/star-wars-the-mandalorian-the-child-grogu-ornament-1999QXI7572.html

The legend continues with The Child named Grogu (often called “Baby Yoda” by fans) from the Disney+ original series The Mandalorian. This Christmas tree ornament features the mysterious Force-sensitive alien playing with a shifter knob—from Din Djarin’s ship, The Razor Crest—as he sits atop a Stormtrooper helmet from remnants of the Galactic Empire.

  • Artist crafted by Jake Angell, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament measures 2.42″ W x 4″ H x 2.05″ D

I also couldn’t leave this post without sharing the COOOOOLEST tree topper!!!

Star Wars: A New Hope Collection Death Star Musical Tree Topper With Light – $134.99
Hallmark Keepsake Ornamements 2021 Dream Book

Available: July 10, 2021

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/star-wars-a-new-hope-collection-death-star-musical-tree-topper-with-light-1QFM3362.html

That’s no moon! Add unforgettable moments from Star Wars: A New Hope to your holiday celebrations with this Death Star tree topper that features music from the triumphant “Star Wars: Main Title.” Plug it into the included power adapter for constant illumination, then press the button—either on the included remote control resembling Darth Vader’s lightsaber hilt or on the bottom of the tree topper—to start a sound and light show. Connect one or more of the Star Wars: A New Hope Storytellers ornaments—C-3PO and R2-D2, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi (each sold separately)—to unlock additional performances that you can’t access with the ornaments alone!

  • Storytellers Interactive Light and Sound Christmas tree topper. Connect this tree topper to the power adapter (included) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button on the remote control or on the base of the tree topper to watch it illuminate and hear music from the “Star Wars: Main Title.”
  • Artist crafted by Orville Wilson, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2021 in copyright.
  • Hallmark Sound-A-Light trees and accessories nearby will follow along with the show.
  • Add other Star Wars: A New Hope Collection ornaments to unlock larger, amazingly interactive performances.
  • Plugs into a standard 120-volt wall outlet.
  • Plastic Christmas tree topper measures 9″ W x 9″ H x 9″ D.
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Paws in the Park 2021

Paws in the Park 2021

The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, the region’s oldest and largest animal welfare agency, is excited to announce the return of their popular pet festival – Paws in the Park – to Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando on Saturday, May 8, 2021, starting at 10 am. 

Paws in the Park 2021

Pet parents and pet lovers are all invited to join together with their fur children and fur friends for the fun-filled, free event, which features a full day of both “human” and “canine” activities, food, and fun, like lure courses for big and small dogs, photo stations, doggy fun zone, costume contest, vendor marketplace, food trucks, Pet Alliance swag, plus plenty of pet adoption opportunities. 

Paws in the Park 2021

The Pet Alliance is working closely with the City Of Orlando to ensure Paws in the Park is a safe event for the whole family to enjoy by implementing new public safety guidelines, including “human” attendees required to wear masks and social distancing measures.

Attendees are encouraged to register now and start fundraising as soon as possible!

Paws in the Park 2021

Participants who raise $15 receive a commemorative dog bandana, and those who raise $75 receive the 2021 Paws in the Park T-shirt. 

Paws in the Park will also feature virtual components this year for people who prefer to take part from home.

Paws in the Park 2021

“We are thrilled to bring back our biggest event of the year Paws in the Park,” says Pet Alliance Executive Director Steve Bardy.  “Though the past year has been unique, we were still able to adopt out, rescue and foster thousands of dogs and cats.  We certainly have a lot to celebrate with our animal-loving community and a huge mission to continue fundraising for, and so we look forward to seeing everyone and their cherished pets back out at Lake Eola Park for a very fun, memorable and safe day for all.”

Paws in the Park supports the mission of Pet Alliance to educate, shelter, place and heal pets and their families with compassionate, responsible care, and funds raised from the beloved event help Pet Alliance save over 5,200 dogs and cats this year by providing shelter, care and love until they find their forever home.

Paws in the Park 2021

For more information on Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando and to register and fundraise for Paws in the Park, visit www.petallianceorlando.org and www.pawsinthepark.org.

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CFCArts Announces New Theatre Location

CFCArts, Central Florida Community Arts, has announced that their next theatre production will take place in a new location. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella will transform a vacant storefront at the Fashion Square Mall, opening on Thursday, April 15 running through May 2, 2021. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2021. The new venue opens up the potential for more productions in the 2020-2021 season. 

“We are excited to explore opportunities for producing more theatre at this location,” said Terrance Hunter, senior director of programs of CFCArts. “We are continually looking for spaces that afford accessibility for everyone and look forward to how our patrons respond to this venue.” 

The Fashion Square Mall location is planned for the April production, with the potential to stage more productions in the upcoming year. This marks the first time CFCArts will mount a full production outside the black box at their current location. The former Express storefront is three times the size of the current black box theatre and along with increased square footage, the venue includes lobby space allowing for the sale of concessions, potentially beer and wine, in a safe, socially-distanced environment. 

Out of the pandemic, CFCArts adopted the guiding principles of safety, flexibility, creativity, and inclusivity, that help inform decisions for in-person programming. Additionally, the Theatre Program developed pillars that expand the artistic vision and the community commitment. Included in those pillars — education, exploration, conversations that matter, community, and accessibility — is a desire to develop theater in unconventional spaces, that is also geographically accessible.   

“As an organization we are focusing this year on ‘recovery’ for our audiences and our artists,” said Joshua Vickery, founder and executive director of Central Florida Community Arts. “By developing guiding principles for the organization and specific pillars for our theatre program, we are creating a path for that recovery. This venue helps us check all the boxes from safety to being geographically accessible.” 

The upcoming production will adhere to the safety guidelines developed with Orlando Health. All performers and patrons will be expected to adhere to the safety guidelines available at the CFCArts website here: CFCArts safety

CFCArts Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Show Details

The classic music of Rodgers and Hammerstein and this enchanting tale take on a contemporary reimagining. A pumpkin transforming into a carriage, a plain country girl and a prince joining in marriage – impossible? Witness the impossible become possible, with the help of Fairy Godmother, of course!

Production: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is being directed and choreographed by Shana Burns with musical direction by Michelle Procopio. The cast includes Chase Williams (Topher), Holli Trisler (Elle), Angela Brunn (Madame), Dayja Le’Chelle (Gabrielle), Megan K. Hill (Marie), Victoria Narvaez (Charlotte), Clint Steadman (Sebastian) and Marquise Hillman (Pinkleton). 

Where: Fashion Square Mall location at 3461 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803

When: Thursday, April 15, 2021-Sunday, May 2, 2021

Tickets: On sale 9 a.m., Friday, March 5, 2021

Tickets may be purchased by visiting CFCArts.com or calling the box office at (407) 937-1800. For more information email boxoffice@cfcarts.com.

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Broadway in Orlando is Back

Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Interior

The Florida Theatrical Association, Dr. Phillips Center, and Broadway Across America have announced the upcoming FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando series, which is expected to begin this fall.  

“We’re thrilled to be bringing Broadway back to the Dr. Phillips Center this fall for what will be a spectacular season,” said Susie Krajsa, president of Broadway Across America. “We have been working diligently with producers, booking agents, and other national tour representatives to reschedule and rebuild the lineup for the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season. We are so grateful for the support of our subscribers and patrons who have remained steadfast awaiting the return of Broadway to the Dr. Phillips Center.” 

The FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season includes seven shows at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in the Walt Disney Theater.

The season is set to begin in September and run until July with the following schedule:

  • Hadestown—September 21–26, 2021 
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Hadestown
  • Tootsie—November 2–7, 2021 
  • The Prom—December 7–12, 2021 
  • Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations—January 25–30, 2022 
  • Disney’s Frozen—February 24–March 6, 2022 
  • Cats—March 29–April 3, 2022 
  • Jesus Christ Superstar—June 7–12, 2022 
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Jesus Christ Superstar

Unfortunately, at this time, there are a few changes to the previously announced performances for the 2021/2022 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Series that are worth noting.

The Dr. Phillips Center cannot reschedule Hamilton and The Band’s Visit for the 2021/2022 season. However, Broadway Across America is working on scheduling these shows to return to the Dr. Phillips Center for a future season.

And, as previously announced, the Orlando favorite Wicked is postponed. 

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Cats, Photo by Matthew Murphy, Murphymade, 2019

Robust health and safety protocols developed with guidance from AdventHealth have helped the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts responsibly welcome guests back to shows, camps, classes, and special events since summer 2020. 

“We’re eagerly anticipating Broadway’s return to Orlando and are confident we have the health protocols and training in place to do so responsibly,” said Dr. Phillips Center President and CEO Kathy Ramsberger. “It’s terrific to think that fans are just months away from again experiencing the wonder of Broadway.”

It is important to note that should the need arise to cancel a performance for any reason, subscribers should be aware the value of their tickets is safe and have many options. If the subscription is paid in full, they may elect to receive a credit or refund or choose to donate the value of their tickets to the arts center; if the subscription is being paid through a payment plan, the value of the tickets will be applied to the remaining payments on the account. 

New subscriptions for the 2021/2022 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Series at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts are now on sale, and current subscribers can add to their packages at BroadwayinOrlando.com. 

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Country Thunder 2021 Details Announced

Country Thunder 2021

The Country Thunder Music Festival is set to serve up the biggest and best summer finale, September 10th to 12th, for some of the most rabid country music fans in America. 

“It’s going feel incredible to get back to the Sunshine State,” says Country Thunder Music Festivals CEO, Troy Vollhoffer. “Our artists are ready, the fans are ready and we’re ready to deliver the greatest festival experience possible.

“The Festival is absolutely thrilled to return to Osceola Heritage Park and deliver good things to those who have waited.”

As promised, the Country Thunder Florida 2021 lineup is set to include some of the biggest names in country music. Eric Church, Morgan Wallen and Dierks Bentley are three of the best in the business, and each will be out to prove that they have been worth the wait.

Church is simply without peer when it comes to his live performance. Given that Florida is one of his strongest markets in North America, expect “Chief” to deliver an epic festival close on Sunday night.

Following 15 years of No.1 hits, top-selling albums and every industry award imaginable, the 2020 CMA Entertainer Of The Year dropped Hell Of A View late in 2020. Leave it to Eric Church to deliver when country fans needed him most.

Wallen has simply picked up where he left off in 2019 and 2020 with Dangerous: The Double Album, and fans at Country Thunder Florida will be the beneficiaries.

The hottest new act in the genre began his ascension to the top of the country music charts with Whiskey Glasses and Chasin’ You, before hitting it out of the park in 2020 with More Than My Hometown and 7 Summers.

Prior to the release of his new album, Wallen had a record-breaking run on the Apple Music Pre-Add charts at the tale-end of the year. It turned out to be a good omen as Dangerous: The Double Album exploded out of the box upon release. Fans at Country Thunder Florida will catch country music’s next mega-superstar in mid-flight!

Bentley, on the other hand, continues to be Mr. Reliable – a CT “veteran” and superb fan-favorite.

Every time he walks onto a Country Thunder stage, he brings his A-game, laying out the challenge for every other weekend artist.

The decorated multi-platinum singer-songwriter kept busy in 2020 by releasing a new single, “Gone,” which will be featured on his forthcoming new album.

Of course, it fits in nicely with nearly two-decades worth of hits and crowd pleasers.

Russell Dickerson, LANCO, HARDY, Lonestar, Sawyer Brown, Tenille Townes, Dallas Smith, Jon Langston, Jenny Tolman, Parker McCollum, Kameron Marlowe, and Nolan Sotillo head up the always-amazing supporting cast, with more to be announced.

Florida, we can’t wait to get back to Kissimmee and see you all again!

Weekend GA passes, single-day tickets, reserved seating, Platinum, camping, Glamping and all the extras are available by visiting countrythunder.com. Order by phone at 1-866-388-0007.

A reminder to current ticket holders: All ticketing options will be automatically honored for the rescheduled 2021 dates – fans do not have to do a thing. Ticket holders will receive further information today via e-mail.

Country Thunder Music Festivals has a 17-year history which boasts five other major, multi-day events in North America. The organization also hosts festivals in Arizona, Iowa, Saskatchewan, Wisconsin and Alberta.

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Disney Twenty-Three Unveils Newest Cover

Disney Twenty Three Magazine Spring 2021 Raya

Disney fans are invited to explore the making of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ lush fantasy-adventure Raya and the Last Dragon in the new issue of Disney twenty-three, which features a stunning wrap-around cover created exclusively for the publication.

The epic film follows the young warrior Raya on her quest to find the titular last dragon in an effort to save her land from encroaching darkness. Kelly Marie Tran (who plays Rose Tico in the Star Wars galaxy) gives voice to the warrior with Awkwafina (Marvel Studios’ upcoming Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings) as the fabled dragon. The two stars, along with directors Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, sit down to discuss creating this beautiful film that debuts in theaters and with Disney+ Premier Access on March 5.

In addition, a stunning fine art print of Raya concept artwork created by Disney animator and artist Paul Felix will be available exclusively to D23 Gold Members on shopDisney starting March 8 in a limited edition of 500.

Also in the new issue of Disney twenty-three, which is available exclusively to Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan ClubThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan and director Kari Skogland detail making the second Marvel Studios series for Disney+, and how these two characters deal with their return from “the blip.”

Fans around the world continue to enjoy the enduring legacy of Disney Legend Jim Henson. From Muppet Treasure Island (celebrating its 25th anniversary this year) and Dinosaurs (celebrating its 30th)—both available on Disney+—to Muppet*Vision 3D at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which opened 30 years ago, Henson’s genius lives on in such diverse entertainment as The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History at Walt Disney World Resort, as well as Muppets Now and Earth to Ned on Disney+. His son, director and producer Brian Henson, and puppeteers Dave Goelz and Bill Barretta discuss the longstanding relationship between Jim Henson’s creations and Disney.

Plus, Disney twenty-three sits down with superstar and Disney fan John Stamos to talk about his enduring love of the magic—from acquiring a certain theme park sign and DisneyBounding to his new Disney+ series Big Shot. Emmy®, and Tony Award®-winning actor Cynthia Erivo and the team behind Genius: Aretha reveals how they brought the legend to life.

Also included in the Spring issue of Disney twenty-three:

  • Director and producer Ron Howard reflects on his longstanding relationship with Disney
  • The stars and creative team behind Flora & Ulysses reveal high-flying details of the new Disney+ movie about a girl and her super-hero squirrel
  • Behind the blasters of the new Disney+ series Star Wars: The Bad Batch with Dee Bradley Baker
  • Captain America marks 80 super years in Marvel Comics
  • A look at Disney Legends Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston’s The Illusion of Life, a book that is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago
  • Recently retired Imagineering legend Joe Rohde toasts 15 thrilling years of Expedition Everest
  • Stunning images and amazing stores from National Geographic’s upcoming docuseries Secrets of the Whales
  • From the Desk of… Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning director Byron Howard (this fall’s Encanto)
  • Regular features including By the Numbers, Character Analysis, and Ask the Walt Disney Archives

Additional details will be available at D23.com. Disney twenty-three, which is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold Members as a benefit of their membership. The latest issue will begin arriving before the end of February.

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About D23 The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive offers and discounts; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.com.

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Universal Orlando Premieres 2021 Special Offers

The Universal Orlando Resort is welcoming 2021 with SEVERAL special offers that invite guests to plan an epic trip to the award-winning theme park destination this year.

Here are the epic offers guests can take advantage of today:

Get 3 Months Free on any 2-Park Annual or Seasonal Pass

Right now any guest who purchases a 2-Park Annual or Seasonal Pass will receive three extra months free to enjoy all that Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure have to offer. Universal Orlando Annual and Seasonal Passes are loaded with benefits and perks to experience the resort like a pro, including exclusive extras like discounts and special offers.

This offer is available for purchase through March 31, 2021. Blockout dates apply on select passes. For more information and to purchase, click here.

Family Savings on Vacation Packages

Guests can also take advantage of special offers to receive huge savings on a multi-day getaway to Universal Orlando now through mid-December.

Guests who purchase a 4-Day, 2-Park or 3-Park ticket (starting at $224.99 per adult, plus tax) can save up to $50 per ticket – that’s a combined savings of up to $200 for a family of four.

Guests can also take advantage of this offer as part of a vacation package to Universal Orlando, and receive a total savings of up to $800 on a package that includes five-night accommodations at one of Universal’s beautifully-themed hotels and 4-day theme park tickets for a family of four.

These offers are available for purchase now through April 27, 2021, and can be used for visits through December 17, 2021. For more information and to purchase, click here.

Florida Resident Ticket Offer

Florida residents can also take advantage of an exclusive Universal Orlando ticket offer to purchase a 1-Day, 2-Park ticket (as low as $181 per adult, plus tax) and receive three extra days free to experience both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Florida residents can purchase this ticket now (subject to availability) and can visit any four days through April 30, 2021 with no blockout dates. This offer is not available for purchase at the front gate. For more information and to purchase, click here.

Florida Resident Staycation Offer

Staying in one of Universal Orlando’s hotels is the best way to make the most of a vacation to the award-winning theme park destination, with exclusive theme park benefits like Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, free Universal Express Unlimited access at select hotels, convenient and complimentary transportation across the destination and more.

Florida residents can take advantage of nightly rates as low as $79 plus tax at the all-new Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, while non-Florida residents can book a stay at Dockside Inn and Suites for as low as $88 per night, plus tax based on a four-night stay. And, with a hotel for every vacation style and budget, discounted nightly rates are currently available at every Universal Orlando hotel.

For more information about these offers, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com.

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Preschooler Pass Returns to LEGOLAND Florida

January 2019 Theme Park Ticket Offers LEGOLAND Florida Preschooler Pass

Families won’t want to miss their opportunity to register for LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s free Preschooler Pass that grants Florida Resident children ages 3-years-old and 4-years-old 12 months of admission to both LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and Water Park PLUS access to select events.

The Preschooler Pass is available for a limited time until February 3, 2021.

LEGOLAND Florida Preschooler Pass Boating School
PHOTO/LEGOLAND Florida, Merlin Entertainments Group, Chip Litherland

Both LEGOLAND Theme Park and Water Park are built for kids to take the lead, full of immersive experiences to suit all guests, and with over 60 percent of the theme parks’ rides built for guests 40 inches or taller, there’s a whole host of attractions perfect for Preschoolers!

LEGOLAND Florida Preschooler Pass Florida Prepaid Schoolhouse
PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida Resort

The Florida Prepaid Schoolhouse is a favorite attraction among preschoolers. As an indoor play area, the Schoolhouse features a stage, school-themed play equipment, DUPLO brick play areas, and a touchscreen where children can practice numbers and letters while exploring exciting future careers, from marine biologists to teachers.

LEGOLAND Florida Preschooler Pass DUPLO Valley
STAFF PHOTO / CHIP LITHERLAND

2021 will be an incredible year for pint-sized pirates and preschool playmates at the Resort, as LEGOLAND celebrates 10 Years of Awesome! The limited-time-offer pass grants admission to select 2021 events, including our all-new PirateFest Weekends in February and returning favorites like LEGO® Friends Weekends and Heroes Weekends.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s Preschooler Pass will be available for a limited time at the Front Gate Will Call window only. Guests must bring a copy of their child’s birth certificate or travel passport for proof of age. 

LEGOLAND Florida Preschooler Pass Park Entrance with Family
PHOTO / CHIP LITHERLAND

The Preschooler Pass is available exclusively for Florida Residents aged 3-years-old or 4-years-old. Children must be present when redeeming the Preschooler Pass at the ticket window. Guests ages 2-years-old and under will continue to receive free admission.

Learn more at legoland.com/florida/offers/preschooler-pass/!

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Fusion Fest Returns to Orlando

Celebrate the People and Many Cultures That Make Central Florida Awesome at the Free Two-Day Festival That Features Over 1,000 Local Artists and Draws People From More Than 110 Different Cultures to Experience Music, Dance, Food, Visual Arts, Spoken Word, Games and Interactive Activities

Downtown Orlando’s annual celebration of the people and the many cultures that make Central Florida awesome, FusionFest, announces the return of the in-person festival, keeping CDC guidelines, on Thanksgiving Weekend: Saturday, November 28 from Noon to 8pm and Sunday, November 29 from Noon to 6pm.  Cultures from all across the world will fill the Seneff Arts Plaza in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Orlando City Hall Commons Plaza for the free, two-day festival, which draws people from more than 110 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities and features over 1,000 local artists, who will perform and showcase their work on the stages, gallery and interactive installations at FusionFest. 

Guests of FusionFest will enjoy the Opening Spectacle, International Food Court and Marketplace, three stages featuring music, dance, spoken word and fashion, Film Pavilion screening the MYgration Films in partnership with Global Peace Film Festival, Global Street Dance Party, Diversitastic! Choir, Interactive Experiences, Visual Arts Gallery, Fun and Games Station, exciting prizes, community panels, Fusion contests with cash awards up to $1,000, plus a new station highlighting cultural celebrations from around the world.

“FusionFest began as a grassroots movement,” says FusionFest Chief Instigator Terry Olson and Business and Development Manager Thali Sugisawa.  “When you see a festival the size of FusionFest, it is easy to think that this is a corporate effort, but it isn’t.  There is a Steering Committee in place of over 40 people representing many different cultures, ethnicities and communities.  Representation matters and FusionFest has it in mind since day one.  It is about honoring the diverse local community and highlighting Central Floridians talents, and we are proud to continually show the community and the world that people with different lifestyles and different ethnicities and heritages can live together in a non-divisive way.”

In compliance with state and local laws, FusionFest will implement a wide variety of health and safety protocols, which include: Six feet social distancing for tables, chairs and patron lines, temperature checks at dedicated entrances for staff, vendors, performers, volunteers, participants and all attendees, masks for vendors, staff and volunteers and facial coverings available for sale on site, increased handwashing and hand sanitizer stations throughout the festival, and continuous spraying of CDC-approved disinfectant on all high touch areas will be handled by several staff members. 

“With theme parks and schools open, we have examples to observe now,” says Olson and Sugisawa.  “We are conducting additional research at any outdoor festivals happening between now and then, and we attended the recent Florida Festivals and Events conference to discover and formalize best practices for social distancing at outdoor events to ensure that this year’s FusionFest is a safe, comfortable and secure environment, while also a fun-filled, memorable and always meaningful festival for everyone attending.”

FusionFest is a free to attend.  VIP Passports can be ordered in advance online or at the festival for $25, which include: (1) Neck Wallet, (4) Food Tokens, (1) Souvenir Button, (1) Prize Ticket and (1) Super Prize Raffle Ticket ($300 Gift Card).

Experience FusionFest on Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29, 2020 in Downtown Orlando.  For updates on the performance schedule, artist lineup and vendor stations and for more information, visit www.FusionFest.org for or call 407-836-5540.  Apply as an Artist, Vendor or Volunteer (until October 1) at www.FusionFest.org/JoinUs.

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Night of a Million Lights at Give Kids The World

This week we were invited to preview the upcoming Night of a Million Lights event, taking place for the first time ever at Give Kids The World!

The Give Kids The World Village was forced to close back in March this year due to Covid-19, delaying more than 4,000 wishes. This 89-acre non-profit resort provides critically ill children and their families with magical week-long wish vacations at no cost to them. There are a total of 166 storybook residential villas for them to stay in while enjoying experiences at the local theme parks and attractions.

Night of a Million Lights is designed to raise funds to ensure that when they are able to reopen, the wishes for these families can be granted and return bigger and better than ever before.

This event has transformed the village into a dazzling wonderland!

The Night of a Million Lights features more than 3 million glittering lights, larger than life displays, and 45 amazingly decorated wish family residential villas. This really is a sight to see!

Once you enter the residential villas area, you will see each house has its own sponsor, some are very obvious who the sponsor is before you even read the sign, one of my favorites being the Crayola house!

I love the crayons “decorating” the house and their expressions!

Mayor Clayton’s home, which is home to the 6-foot tall bunny rabbit who governs the Village, has a garden area that is not to be missed with decorations under a beautiful archway perfect for those selfies!

They were busy at work setting up all the lights and we even saw a “whack a mole” game being set up.

Admission for all guests includes complimentary ice cream from the Village’s new centerpiece, Henri’s Starlight Scoops and hot cocoa. There is also unlimited access to the Village’s wheelchair-accessible rides and attractions.

Additional food and beverage and special edition holiday merchandise- including 3D glasses for the lights will be available for purchase.

Santa and some other surprises will be making this visit extra special for all guests!

Night of a Million Lights will take place from November 13 through to January 3, from 5:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m daily with staggered entry times to promote social distancing. Mask wearing will be required for all guests.

The Village is always open for more volunteers, especially to help decorate for this upcoming event, you can apply on their website now at http://gktw.org/lights/volunteer or email them at volunteer@gktw.org

To purchase tickets for the event please head to their website http://gktw.org/lights today as some busy days may start selling out.

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Disney Paper Parks: Happy Haunts Part 1

Disney Paper Parks Halloween 2020

To help get everyone into the holiday spirit (see what I did there) the Disney Parks Blog is launching a new, four-part series of Disney Paper Parks inspired by Halloween and the Haunted Mansion!

These printable activity sheets will help Disney theme park fans bring a piece of the Disney Parks into their own homes, complete with instructions about how to create 3D versions of some of your favorite aspects of Disney Parks.

Today I am really stoked to share the part-one of the Disney Paper Parks series that includes Haunted Mansion home decorations!

Bring the macabre style of the Haunted Mansion into your home by printing out and crafting these spooky decorations that appeal to a variety of ages and skills. From the bats atop the queue stanchions to paper chains inspired by the Haunted Mansion’s wallpaper, the finishes will set the mood of the mansion in your home.

You also can use this release to transform your home with the spirits of the mansion using grinning ghosts shadow puppets!

Just as the Haunted Mansion is filled with illusions, the shadow puppets include rotating hand shadows, the Hitchhiking Ghosts, the Hatbox Ghost, and more (there’s always room for one more).

The Disney Paper Parks sheets were created for the Disney Parks Blog by talented Imagineers Stephanie Jazmines and Amy Young, and only require the use of scissors, glue, and folding along dotted lines in specific directions.

For best results, the Disney Parks Blog recommends printing the sheets at their actual size, not scaling them to fit the page. We also recommend adult participation or supervision for those with little ones to help make this great activity even more enjoyable.

Have fun and I can’t wait to share more Disney Paper Parks: Halloween Editionactivity sheets!

Note from the Disney Parks Blog Post: By downloading Disney Paper Parks, you acknowledge and agree that these materials are being provided to you for personal, non-commercial use.

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Festival of Trees Celebration Returns for the Holidays

34th Festival of Trees 2020 Orlando Museum of Arts

The Festival of Trees is back for its 34th year at the Orlando Museum of Art to bring joy to Central Florida with advanced tickets available now.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 12-29, with the exception of Mondays and Thanksgiving Day.

During this time, the Orlando Museum of Art will be transformed into a holiday wonderland filled with stunning décor and holiday cheer. This year’s theme is “Joy to the World—Celebrating a Season of Joy,” selected by the Council of 101 to focus on adding a little joy during the holiday season.

But while the fun will be what Central Floridians have come to expect from the beloved event, the Council of 101 has scaled down the event this year and made some changes to ensure a safe a fun event for all.

Tickets will be managed through reserved admissions due to limited capacity. Advanced ticket purchases are strongly encouraged. Onsite visitors will be asked to strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines. For those who can’t make it out, organizers have enhanced the virtual experiences, offering online tours of the festival, virtual events, and even the opportunity to purchase a tree online.

34th Festival of Trees 2020 Orlando Museum of Arts

“The Festival of Trees is a truly a favorite tradition here in Central Florida. It’s what really makes it feel like the holidays for so many people,” said Jill Toole, president of the Council of 101. “While some things will be different this year, we’re proud we could still bring the holiday spirit to our community, perhaps when we need it most.”

Onsite or online, guests can experience the decorated halls of the museum and enjoy more than 25 decked-out trees, exceptional gingerbread houses, pop up vendors, elegant Entertaining by Design table settings, performances by talented local entertainers, and special drawings throughout the event. Not to be missed are the Santa sightings on the weekend, and children can make their Christmas requests by writing letters.

The first weekend of the festival kicks off with Ugly Sweater Day on November 14, with dignitaries and special ambassador appearances anticipated for this fun-filled theme event.

The Council of 101 events, including the Festival of Trees, have raised over $12 million for the Orlando Museum of Art’s educational programs. Festival of Trees benefits lifelong learning programs at the Orlando Museum of Art. Reaching deep into the community, these programs support many people from different walks of life, age, and income groups.

34th Annual Festival of Trees General Admission:

  • Thursday, November 12- Sunday, November 29 (Excluding Mondays and Thanksgiving Day)
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Don’t miss your chance to relish in the holiday season. Tickets are available at Councilof101.org or by calling 407-896-4231 ext.254. Tickets will be managed through reserved admissions as the museum is operating at limited capacity. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged. Onsite visitors will be directed to strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Ticket Prices for 34th Annual Festival of Trees:

  • Adults $15
  • Children (3-11) $7
  • Seniors (65+) $12
  • Military Personnel & First Responders (with valid ID) $12

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Councilof101.org or call 407-896-4231 ext.254

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Celebrating Twenty Years of Pins Virtual Event

Walt Disney World Celebrating Twenty Years of Disney Pins Virtual Event

One of the most collectible souvenirs from Walt Disney World – Trading Pins – are celebrating a milestone anniversary, and to commemorate the occasion they are hosting their first-ever virtual Pin Event.

On November 13 and 14, pin trading enthusiasts will come together to share some of their greatest memories in a whole new way during the Celebrating Twenty Years of Disney Pins virtual event.   

Honoring the past 20 years, pin traders will have the chance to discover and purchase from a unique collection of pins created for this event, including over two dozen new products!

This assortment includes items featuring classic Disney characters, our spookiest favorites, and Disney Parks around the world, just to name a few…

Walt Disney World  Celebrating Twenty Years of Disney Pins Virtual Event

Admission to the Celebrating Twenty Years of Disney Pins Virtual Event also includes the opportunity to preview upcoming pin releases, a Disney artist and merchandiser virtual panel presentation, access to video content on various pin topics from familiar faces, downloadable celebratory art, ways to interact with other fans and of course, limited edition commemorative gifts!

As the classic 20th anniversary symbol, the emerald color represents the two decades of pin trading as a community and is even featured on some of the pins!

Walt Disney World Celebrating Twenty Years of Disney Pins Virtual Event

Although this event will take place virtually for the first time, Walt Disney World is encouraging traders from around the world of all ages to connect with longtime friends and make new ones in the pin trading community.

Those interested in attending this virtual event click here for additional event details, to browse the merchandise catalog, and to register beginning this Wednesday, October 7 at 1 p.m. EST.

Happy trading!

Event tickets limited to availability. No discounts will be offered in conjunction with this ticket. All elements of the event are subject to change or cancellation without notice. 

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Tickets On Sale For Give Kids The World Village’s Night of a Million Lights Holiday Spectacular

For the first time ever, Give Kids The World Village in Kissimmee will open its gates to the public – offering a glimpse into the magical, whimsical non-profit resort that fulfills the wishes of critically ill children from around the world. 

Give Kids the World Night of a Million Lights Holiday Spectacular

From Friday, November 13, through Sunday, January 3, 2021, visitors can experience the childlike wonder of the Village during Night of a Million Lights, a walk-through, fully immersive holiday light spectacular.

More than three million lights will adorn the 84-acre resort, including a 150-foot lighted tunnel along the Avenue of Angels leading to elaborately decorated wish family residential villas; more than 50 larger-than-life holiday-themed wireframes, some spanning more than 40 feet; an enormous dancing gingerbread arch; and out-of-this-world space-themed decorations showcasing the Village’s newest centerpiece, Henri’s Starlite Scoops. 

Give Kids the World Night of a Million Lights Holiday Spectacular

A stellar group of corporate treasured Partners will showcase their design talents by adopting and decorating a residential villa for display throughout the 52 nights of the event.

Tickets are on sale starting October 1 at www.gktw.org/lights, enabling guests to walk among the brilliant lights and participate in a variety of fun and festive activities in a safe, socially distant manner.  Ticket prices start at $15 for children ages 3-17 and $25 for adults, and include on-site parking, complimentary ice cream and hot cocoa, and unlimited access to the Village’s wheelchair-accessible attractions – including The Enchanted Carousel; Marc’s Dino Putt; Kelly’s Sunny Swing; Lori’s Magical Flight; an interactive model railroad; and the Village’s iconic Castle of Miracles, where thousands of stars fill the ceiling in honor of wish children who have visited the Village.  The event will run from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, with staggered entry times at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. (confirmed at the time of purchase) to ensure social distancing.  Mask wearing will also be required for all guests.

Give Kids the World Night of a Million Lights Holiday Spectacular

Proceeds from the event will support Give Kids The World’s mission to provide wish vacations for critically ill children and their families.  When wish-granting organizations receive a request from a critically ill child who wants to visit Central Florida, Give Kids The World fulfills the wish – providing each child and his/her family with a magical week-long stay at absolutely no cost.  Each family receives transportation, accommodations in one of the Village’s 166 storybook residential villas, all meals and snacks, nightly entertainment, tickets to Orlando’s world-class theme parks and attractions, and priceless interactive experiences at the Village.  Since 1986, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 176,000 families from 50 states and more than 76 countries. 

Give Kids The World Village closed to wish families in mid-March due to the global pandemic, delaying more than 4,000 wishes.  Night of a Million Lights is designed to raise funds to ensure that the wishes of critically ill children can return bigger and better than ever before once the Village reopens.

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