Theme Park Connection Free Giveaways

Theme Park Connection

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 (www.themeparkconnection.com) 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 www.themeparkconnection.com or Theme Park Connection’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/themeparkconnection.

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My Monsterous Summer Preview

Monsterous Summer

I had the pleasure of attending the Walt Disney World Monsterous Summer Media Preview last week, and it was great to learn so much about all the fun there is to be had this summer at the Walt Disney World Resort!

Disney’s Monstrous Summer is going to have a little something for everyone! It’s the first summer of fun in New Fantasyland, this summer the surprises of Limited Time Magic continue, and some all-new adventures begin around the Resort including the opportunity play pirate in the Magic Kingdom or becoming a wilderness explorer with badges galore in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The Monstrous Summer lineup is inspired by the June 21 release of the Disney-Pixar animated feature, “Monsters University.” Mike and Sulley are dropping in from MU to scare up monstrous surprises! An all-new collegiate setting for meeting their favorite aspiring scarers will be on the Backlot at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will have a great view of the MU Campus. Also at the Magic Kingdom MU students have been studying new jokes to bring to the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor!

But the event wasn’t just about Mike, Sulley, and their friends! It was an event full of some great announcements, so let’s take a look at what I learned all about…

Monsterous Summer – Special Events

May the 4th Be With You  – In honor of Star Wars day, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be hosting “May the 4th Be with You!”—a one-of-a-kind Star Wars-themed celebration for the whole family. During this Limited Time Magic Event, you will be able to meet iconic characters, parents will be able to join their fellow Padawans in a special family Jedi Training Academy, purchase special merchandise with messages like “May the Fourth Be with You” and “Revenge of the Fifth”, you can join DJ Lobot for a Star Wars-themed Dance Party, and at the end of the day you can take a seat on Hollywood Boulevard and settle in for “Symphony in the Stars,” a spectacular fireworks display set to close the celebration. Catch all the amazing sights and sounds, the likes of which haven’t been seen since the fall of the Empire!

Monsterous Summer

Pull an All-Nighter to Celebrate the beginning of Summer – A larger than life Mike Mike Wazowski joined us to tell us all about another 24 hour celebration coming to both coasts on May 24th. You can find all of the details about the All-Nighter here.

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Downtown Disney Revs Up for Car Masters Weekend June 14-16 -Car Masters Weekend, now in its third year, is the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day as Downtown Disney West Side hosts a classic car show with a modern twist June 14-16, 2013. Featuring all things “Cars,” the event showcases more than 150 classic, muscle and exotic cars; a chance for guests to meet “Cars 2″ stars Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile; and special appearances by automotive designer Chip Foose and Disney-Pixar “Cars” filmmaker Jay Ward. Completing the car-nucopia of events, fans may purchase tickets for a ”Cars” & “Cars 2″ movie marathon at AMC Downtown Disney 24, “test drive” Ridemakerz “Cars” models, and enjoy caricatures, themed food and beverage, live entertainment and more. Entertainment subject to change.

Monsterous Summer – New Offerings

Senses, A Disney Spa At Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort – Joining later this summer its sister spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, the new Senses Spa at Saratoga Springs will be inspired by the healing properties of natural springs that have drawn people for centuries to Saratoga Springs in upstate New York. A completely redesigned space, Senses, A Disney Spa At Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, will feature 10 treatment rooms offering an array of services including water therapy, massage and facials. Senses will incorporate the springs, nature and the storyline of health in its design and theming. For reservations and information, you can call 407-WDW-SPAS.

Wilderness Explorers Comes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Coming this spring Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests will be invited to become Wilderness Explorers and experience the park in engaging and challenging ways aimed at deepening their understanding of animals and the natural world we live in. When you sign up and take the official pledge, you set off with your field guide and in hopes to earn all 30 sticker badges of the Wilderness Exlplorers!  You will have to complete challenges as you explore the park and all of its rich details. While this activity is aimed at guests 7-10, it really looks like fun for the entire family! Who doesn’t love stickers? Wilderness Explorers will be self-guided and encourage more “up close and personal” time with the animal inhabitants of the park, and Wilderness Explorers will be included in Disney’s Animal Kingdom admission.

Monsterous Summer

New Meet-Up with Mickey, Minnie at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are scheduled to welcome Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests to their new exploration headquarters, Adventurers Outpost, on Discovery Island, beginning this spring. The all-new indoor retreat is the perfect spot for guests to meet the globetrotting duo as they get ready to set off on their next adventure.

A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas – In testing now and scheduled to debut this Spring, “A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas” will be a new interactive adventure where Magic Kingdom guests participate in pirate raids throughout Adventureland. Pirate maps lead to fabulous treasures as guests join Captain Jack Sparrow and fight off the Royal Navy, Captain Barbossa, headhunters, curses — and the greatest threat of all, Calypso, the sea goddess. If they help Jack succeed in all the missions, they will be welcomed as part of his new crew. If not, they face the wrath of the cruel sea…alone. The adventure is divided into 5 different raids, each comprising a series of interactive tasks.

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Disney Dining – Coming by summer’s end: a re-imagined California Grill crowning Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Guests will experience a beautiful new dining room, onstage kitchen and new dining choices – chef Brian Piasecki will keep the focus on creative, fresh, seasonal dishes, and top-of-the-line sushi.  At Epcot, what says summer better than ice cream? The France Pavilion will be expanding with L’Artisan des Glaces, an artisan ice cream and sorbet shop, debuts in mid-June with 16 yummy flavors, all made in-house with fresh ingredients (with the option of adding a shot of liquor on top, for grown-up tastes).

Summer Latte, Anyone? More Starbucks Locations Coming to Disney Parks -Starbucks will be opening locations at Disney theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resortt. When it reopens in early summer, Main Street Bakery in Magic Kingdom will keep its name and theming and continue to serve Disney favorites such as cookies, brownies and seasonal cupcakes, in addition to Starbucks signature beverages and other menu items. At Epcot, Starbucks products will be featured when the Fountain View location reopens for midsummer. Each Starbucks location inside a Disney Park will reflect the theme of its surroundings.

New Summer Line of Disney Parks Cosmetics – In time for summer, fairy tale legends and secrets come to life with the captivating new Unlock the Spell collection from Beautifully Disney, Disney Parks’ line of cosmetics and beauty products. The new-for-summer collection — inspired by the spellbound Tiana, Belle and Rapunzel — is rich in lush colors: soft, pretty yellow, rosy golds, and punchy purples. Unlock the Spell will make its debut at Trend-D at Downtown Disney.

New Disney Dooney Pattern – This spring, a new pattern of Disney Dooney and Bourke purses will be released at TrenD. This coated canvas, features a bold and fun type spelling out Minnie and Mickey with Mickey and Minnie Heads.The colors are more of a neon/bright color and are really on point! It’s a really great and versatile pattern that is great for casual fun or taking to the office. I can’t wait to bring one home for myself!

Monsterous Summer

Monsterous Summer

Disney Ray-Ban Sunglasses – Disney Ray-Ban sunglasses will be coming this spring, and they are adorable! Available in both original Wayfarer styles, they feature a black and white Mickey pattern. What will be really interesting, is to see if the black version with the Mickey pattern on the inside will be considered ‘Disney Look’…I have my fingers crossed for all my Cast Member friends!!!

Monsterous Summer

Monsterous Summer – Announcements

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade – The Magic Kingdom will be replacing the ‘Celebrate a Dream Come True’ Parade with the Festival of Fantasy Parade that will be stepping off in the Spring of 2014. This all-new parade will bring a celebration of New Fantasyland to life through innovative parade floats, costumes, and an original soundtrack of familiar favorites and a specially crafted parade theme song. The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will specifically highlight the stories of “The Little Mermaid,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Dumbo,” “Pinocchio,” “Peter Pan,” “Tangled” and the Disney●Pixar film “Brave” among others.

Monsterous Summer

Monsterous Summer

Disney Magic Overhaul – There’s an extra dose of magic coming aboard the  Disney Cruise Line Disney Magic! The Disney Magic is the first ship of the fleet, and will be getting a “re-imagineering” transformation during dry dock from Sept. 7 through Oct. 10, 2013. The fleet’s flagship  will be receiving a new atrium, restaurant, improved dining experience in Palo, an update to the senses spa, additions in the kid’s club areas (I am most excited about the Avenger’s Academy addition),  new pool and water play areas, as well as two all new slides! It is going to be amazing! I can’t wait to take the plunge on the AquaDunk!

Monsterous Summer

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As you can see from my crazy long pos (sorry) there is a lot of great new experiences coming to Walt Disney World this Summer!!!

In the next few days I will be sharing more information and pictures from the Monsterous Summer Media Preview!

What are you most excited about?

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Wordless Wednesday – First Sunrise

Wordless Wednesday – February 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday takes me to a moment that took my breath away and reminded me to take advantage of every moment I have. This was our first sunrise at Sea on the Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship the Fantasy.
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Rainforest Room DCL – Beth’s Disney Dream

Rainforest Room DCL
I recently went on my very first Disney cruise aboard the Disney Dream. It was a great introduction to cruising the Disney way albeit way too short as there are so many fun things to do on this amazing ship. I want to tell you about one tip in particular.
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The heated stone loungers and Jacuzzi in the Rainforest Room.

 

The final day of the cruise was at sea and unusually windy due to storms ahead of us. It was too chilly to sunbathe, swim or brave the Aqua Duck so in my search for something to do, I stumbled across a hidden treasure inside the ships spa, Senses Spa and Salon. This little gem is called the Rainforest Room and includes three sauna-steam rooms, the Laconium, Caldarium, and Hamam. Each sauna-steam room is very relaxing and unique in their own way. One provides a peaceful view overlooking the ocean, one gives you the option of purchasing salt scrubs for added pampering, and one is extremely hot and nearly takes your breath away as you enter. A few minutes in the sauna-steam area is all it takes to feel rejuvenated and refreshed as if all the amazing food you’ve been enjoying throughout the cruise just melts away. After sweating it out in the saunas and steam room, I tried out the variety of ocean inspired showers, each at different temperatures and water pressures. Watch out for the one that starts out nice and warm and shocks you with a blast of cold water! Next I had to try the heated stone loungers which are ergonomically designed and make a great place to relax, read a book, or drift off for a short nap. Finally I ventured out to the deck for a soak in the Jacuzzi where the jets soothed away any remaining stress as I enjoyed the view of the open seas.
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The different showers of the Rainforest Room.

Rainforest Room DCL Details

The Rainforest Room DCL at the Senses Spa and Salon aboard the Disney Dream is $16 per day for unlimited access and includes complimentary non-alcoholic drinks, showers and lockers in the changing rooms, and sandals and robes for use in the rooms. Bathing suits must be worn in the Rainforest Room. The spa hours vary and is for guests age 18 and up and also offers many others services and treatments in addition to the Rainforest Room. My only regret is that I didn’t discover the Rainforest Room on day one of my cruise.
Happy Pampering!
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Sneak Peek At The 2012 Disney Park Trading Pins

One of the coolest perks of attending a DVC Merry Mixer, Thank you Todd and Cheryl Perlmutter, is that you get a sneak peek at some of the pins and accessories that will be available in the upcoming months.

I am in LOVE with the Annual Passholder Key Pins!!!

I hope that you love this sneak peek at the 2012 Pins!!!

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