Circus Xtreme coming to the Amway Center

 Circus Xtreme Logo Amway Center

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.

Circus Xtreme Amway Center BMX

High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 300 cast and crew provide two and a half hours of thrilling entertainment.
With such an exciting lineup, The Greatest Show On Earth guarantees to dazzle and astound, and a Ringling Bros. show wouldn’t be complete without a full menagerie of amazing animals. Circus XTREME features beautiful Bengal tigers and two-humped camels ridden by brave Mongolian women.
The party starts an hour before the show at the All Access Pre-show, which is free with ticket purchase. Families can meet an international cast of performers and get up close to the menagerie of animals. Try on custom costumes, learn circus skills — like juggling — from the famous Ringling Bros. Clown Alley. Together with the show, families receive over three hours of extreme family fun not to be missed.

Circus Xtreme Amway Center Clowns

Prepare to be amazed by the unexpected. Do something extreme today, and get tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME.

Ticketholders can purchase an upgrade and go backstage with a VIP Behind the Scenes Tour of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. The backstage experience includes an insider look at props and wardrobe, an up close and personal encounter with the animals and a chance to meet stars from the show. Fans will also have an opportunity to take pictures and learn educational fun facts.  To take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, just log on to ringlingbros.expapp.com from iPhone or Android smartphone, and provide name, e-mail and phone number to become a VIP circus insider.

Circus Xtreme Performance Schedule:

  • Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 14 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 15 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 16 at 1:00 p.m. (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

For more information visit Ringling.com, or visit us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME®  go on sale to the public on Monday, November 14 at 10:00 AM. All seats are reserved. Tickets are available at www.Ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740.  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street – Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801.

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Finding Words of Disney Inspiration

Finding Words of Disney Inspiration

I wanted to take a break…from well taking a break to be real for a moment.

Over the past few weeks I have been going to events and with the help of everyone here tweeting, posting on Instagram, and facebooking (pretty sure that’s not a word), but haven’t been writing here as much as I should and I feel like I wanted to take a moment away from the craziness that is life to let you know what was going on.

The past month my life has been filled with challenges and obstacles. Emergency room visits, surgeries gone awry, and prepping to take steps for my family’s future have been some of the highlights of my writing absence, but with all of that going on the words of inspiration from some of my favorite Disney movies and Walt kept playing in my head urging me to ‘keep moving forward’.

I know that we are all uncertain about a lot of things right now & that this is an extremely stressful time of year, and I wanted to share with you some words of inspiration that have kept me going in hopes that you find the same light and love in the words I hold dear to my heart.

Finding Words of Disney Inspiration

Finding Inspiration Walt Disney Quotes - Carousel of Progress

 

Zootopia ZootopiaEvent Judy Hopps Ginnifer Goodwin

 

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Disney Quotes Motivating Monday Bolt

 

Disney Quotes #MotivationalMonday

 

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Disney Quotes #MotivationalMonday

 

Disney Quotes Motivating Monday Tarzan

 

Disney Quotes Motivating Monday The Hunchback of Notre Dame

I am already working on getting back on track writing wise, and I can’t wait to get back to the business of sharing the fun that is living and exploring Orlando.

Finding inspiration Walt Disney Movies Saving Mr. Banks - Storytellers Quote

 

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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.

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Disney Cruise Line Spotify

Disney has taken their music and designed playlists like the new Cruise Line one to help share their music around a specific theme or idea. The Disney Cruise Line Spotify playlist spotlights fun nautical themed songs like Under the Sea and Fathoms Below from the soundtrack to The Little Mermaid. It also incorporates music from the parks including In the Big Blue World from Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s stage production of Finding Nemo the Musical. Even older classics makes it on the list in the way of A Whale of a Tale, sung by Kirk Douglas, from the 1954 live action film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Other playlists in the official Disney Spotify world include those created specifically inspired by character profiles from the Star Wars universe, and more recently, Zootopia. From Star Wars official Spotify account you can find awesome things like the Complete Star Wars Soundtracks playlist with, you guessed it, the complete soundtracks to all seven Star Wars films.

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Complete Star Wars Soundtracks on Spotify

I think my favorite thing I discovered though may be the character inspired profiles featuring music the film characters would listen to on Spotify. The list of Star Wars characters is pretty extensive featuring Mace Windu, Darth Maul, Emperor Palpatine, Lando Calrissian, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Padme Amidala, Boba Fett, Yoda, Princess Leia, First Order Stormtrooper, BB-8, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker, Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn, and the Dark Side. Some of my favorites include Kelly Clarkson’s Miss Independent for Rey, a very classic rock and oldies laden playlist for Han, Ridin’ Dirty by Chamillionaire (whatever did happen to him?) for BB-8, and a punk/alternative rock playlist for baddie Boba Fett. I highly recommend you check these all out when you get a chance.

Similar to the Star Wars character profiles, Zootopia has some of their own, and they are pretty spot on.

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As you’d imagine, Gazelle’s playlist is very Shakira-centric. The playlist for Judy Hopps is filled with girl power and inspirational songs like Rachel Platten’s Fight Song, Unwritten by Natsha Bedingfield, Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger, Don’t Stop Belivin’ by Journey, and of course Try Everything by Shakira aka Gazelle. Clawhauser’s list is very poppy with lots of boy band and tween type music. Finnick’s Spotify playlist may be one of the best all around with lots of great late 80s and early 90s rap and R&B. Yax is totally fitting for him with loads of music from the 1960s hippie vibe he has. Mr. Big, as I hoped, has a playlist which is exactly what you’d expect for the mafioso he is, including the theme from the Godfather, Papa Loves Mambo, Mambo Italiano, and That’s Amore.

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Along with the great movie playlists and character profiles, Disney has other somewhat randomly themed lists, along with several complete albums. Some of these include great runDisney training playlists to help you on your training runs and during your races. You can also find things from the Disney tv channels like Disney Junior, Disney Channel 100 DCOMs, and even Dancing With The Stars Disney Night playlist. I love that you can listen to the entire Legacy Collection on Spotify. I absolutely love the variety of playlists like Disney Hawaiian Sounds, Disney Meets EDM, and this time of year especially the Disney Halloween Songs, and Disney Halloween Sound Effects Playlist.

Spotify is a fantastic way to enjoy some of your favorite music or to discover great new sounds. Disney has created some amazing playlists that reflect their parks, resorts, tv shows, movies, and more. I think it is incredible how much music is available to us and in such creative lists. I hope you check out some of these playlists and maybe you’ll even be inspired to make some of your own.

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Important Timelines For Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity

Earlier this year it was sadly announced that Disney Interactive will discontinue the production of Disney Infinity, but recently information and  timelines for the closure of the game’s online versions and community features have been released.

It’s important to note that:

  • The console versions of Disney Infinity will continue to operate as usual with full access to figures and play sets only with the exception of community content features and online multiplayer
  • Until September 30, 2016, Community Content will still be available and you will be able to upload and download any of your favorite Toy Box creations

Important Timelines For Disney Infinity

As of September 30, 2016

  • You will no longer be able to log in to play the PC, iOS, Google Android and Amazon Android versions of Disney Infinity, these will no longer be available on the respective app stores
  • The Steam versions of Disney Infinity 2.0 & 3.0 will remain operational with the exception of all online services and community features as these will be discontinued
  • Apple TV versions of Disney Infinity will be removed from the AppStore
  • The Disney Infinity Community team will no longer be reviewing or approving any new Toy Boxes that are submitted to Disney for all console, mobile and PC versions of the game. However if you are playing on any console, Apple TV or Windows 8/10 versions of the game, you can continue to download your favorite Toy Boxes from the Community Content section until March 3, 2017

As of January 3, 2017

  • No in-game purchases can be made within the Windows 8/10 versions of the game as this feature will be removed

As of March 3, 2017

  • Apple TV and Windows 8/10 versions will no longer be available, supported or playable
  • All game online services and community features for all versions will be discontinued

Disney Infinity

To learn more about which services of Disney Infinity are being removed or information related to your game version across all platforms, visit the Disney Infinity website and FAQ pages frequently prior to March 3, 2017 should the status change.

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Disney Jokes for Everyone

Disney Jokes for Everyone

Disney Jokes for Everyone

Happy April Fool’s Day!

We all have heard the best/worst Disney jokes while at Walt Disney World from cast members, and while they have me groaning at the punch line I can’t help myself and I have to share them!
I have to give a SUPER huge thanks to Stephanie (Check out her Tumblr, too) for helping me choose the ‘best’ jokes to share!
I hope that you enjoy them!!!
Disney Jokes for Everyone
Why can’t you give Elsa a ballon?
Because she’d let it go.
Disney Jokes for Everyone
Why can’t Cinderella play soccer?
Because she always runs away from the ball.
Disney Jokes for Everyone
Where does Captain Hook like to shop?
At the second hand store.
Disney Jokes for Everyone
How does Luke skywalker get around?
Ewoks.
Disney Jokes for Everyone
Why does Snow White treat all the dwarfs equally?
Because she’s the fairest of them all.
Disney Jokes for Everyone
Why did Kylo Ren cross the road?
To get to the dark side.
Disney Jokes for Everyone
Why didn’t chef skinner trust linguini?
Because he smelled a rat.
Disney Jokes for Everyone
Who is Captain Hook’s favorite Star Wars character?
‘Hand’ Solo
Disney Jokes for Everyone
How does an avenger feel after a tough fight?
Thor
Disney Jokes for Everyone
Why did Dory check the supply closet for fish?
To see if she could find ‘n-e-mo’.
Disney Jokes for Everyone
What do you call a yard full of cows?
A Moo-lan
What’s your favorite Disney Joke from Walt Disney World?
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Our Favorite 2015 Memories #OntheGo

For our final post of 2015, I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite memories from the year!

On the Go in MCO wouldn’t be what it is without the amazing group of ladies and gents that are with me on this amazing journey! I can’t thank them enough for all of their love, support, and constant dedication to making the site what it is today! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and while we may be looking back today I am looking forward to a 2016 that’s even better!

So enough super sappy stuff…let’s get on to looking back to the fun that 2015 was for all of us On the Go!

Betsy Bates

One of my favorite memories of 2015 in the parks was my August trip to Disneyland for D23 Expo and the 60th Diamond Celebration. The best moment was enjoying the awesome new Paint the Night Parade with my best friend as we both stood there in awe.

2015 Memories On the Go

Dana Braukmann

The highlight of 2015 for me was taking my son to Disneyland for the first time!

2015 Memories On the Go

Jillian Davis

Taking little man on his first cruise, on the Disney Dream. This picture was taken in the same spot we got married in 2008.

2015 Memories On the Go

Kelly Hicks

After a lot of debating with myself, I decided to pick west coast/east coast versions of my favorite parks memory over the past year. I know, it’s kind of cheating, but when a year includes a trip to Disneyland you just can’t really compare it to anything else.
West Coast: This was the year that I finally earned my coast to coast medal. It’s been my goal since I started running and the fact that we chose the year that Disneyland would be celebrating their 60th Anniversary was just perfection.
2015 Memories On the Go
2015 Memories On the Go Kelly and Cliff
East Coast: Each year we celebrate my niece’s birthday at the Magic Kingdom. It’s been so fun watching her experiences change as she gets older. Even though she’s almost a teenager now, she still wants to get pixie dusted and turns back into a little girl when a Disney princess speaks to her during the parade. I know that’s a memory that she’ll have forever.

2015 Memories On the Go

2015 Memories On the Go

2015 Memories On the Go

Cheryl Perlmutter

My 2015 favorite memories included running the Super Heroes 5K during the runDisney Avengers Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland, the last year of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights with Todd, and watching Captain EO for the last time.

2015 Memories On the Go

2015 Memories On the Go

2015 Memories On the Go

Todd Perlmutter

This year I had a lot of fun with friends at The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights and meeting a Doctor with Cheryl.

2015 Memories On the Go

2015 Memories On the Go

2015 Memories On the Go

2015 Memories On the Go

Gail Weafer

My favorite moment in the parks this year was being able to have this amazing family reunion at Magic Kingdom! With family from Panama and England all coming together for the first time ever in a Disney park, then photopass caught this amazing moment! Right as the fireworks were ending we got this amazing keepsake photo that I will cherish forever! It meant so much to me to all be there but this photo was the icing on the cake! Disney is all about making memories and family and friendships, and this photo made me so happy and is my favorite 2015 parks memory!!!

2015 Memories On the Go

Shelley

2015 was really an amazing year of great times with family and friends from Coast to Coast and from Park to Park!

2015 Memories On the Go
It was a blast riding and tossing beads in the Mardi Gras Parade at Universal Studios Florida.

 

2015 Memories On the Go
I had a blast co-planning the Give Kids the World Blogger Bash 2015!

 

2015 Memories On the Go
This is the first and last time I jumped for anything at the D23 Expo! LOL!

 

2015 Memories On the Go
Sometimes you are at Disneyland for D23 with your Best Friend and you take your first Uber ride to In-N-Out Burger!

 

2015 Memories On the Go
The Crayola Experience was really an experience with friends.

 

2015 Memories On the Go
For the first time I was on icFlorida Best Bets on WFTV! 

 

2015 Memories On the Go
These two lovely ladies let me be their date to the Disney Parks Blog Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights Meet-Up.

 

2015 Memories On the Go
While I have had the opportunity to visit Disneyland, this was the first time we went as a family!

 

And with that I thank you for joining all of us on our 2015 adventures, and I look forward to sharing many more with you in 2016!

Thanks for reading!!!

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