Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes At The Amway Center

Disney on Ice

Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail as Disney on Ice presents Princesses and Heroes at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida September 13-15, 2013.

Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’sAurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away!

Disney on Ice
Princess Jasmine and Aladdin


See Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes where believing is just the beginning!

Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes Giveaway Coming Soon!

We’ll be sharing a discount code and giving away 4 tickets to see Disney on Ice presents Princesses & Heroes at the Amway Center next Monday, so make sure that you keep an eye out for our post!!!


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Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music” Coming To The Bob Carr!

Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music” Coming To The Bob Carr! And your chance to win a Family 4 Pack of Tickets!

Music has always played a large role in our home and in Zoe’s development over the years. We always have some sort of music playing in our house whether its singing the ABCs, watching her favorite Sesame Street friends singing about numbers and feelings, or even having songs we would love to dance around the house to instead of ‘working’.  And you always hear the statistics about how children who participate in music and the arts tend to be more well-rounded and have higher GPAs, so I thought fostering a love of music early in her life was, and still is, important.

And when I heard that Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music” was coming to the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando on Tuesday, October 9th, and Wednesday, October 10th, I knew that this would be a great opportunity to catch a wonderful production and reinforce her love of music.

Sesame Street Live Coming to the Bob Carr October 9 & 10
Sesame Street Live Coming to the Bob Carr October 9 & 10

Sesame Street Live is a larger-than-life, musical touring stage production featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie…and more.  Each performance is 90 minutes of singing, dancing and audience participation, including a 15-minute intermission.  The perfect length for very young children, and are a great introduction to watching the arts!

Elmo, The Count, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Bert & Ernie and all their funny and furry friends are taking to the stage to share the magical world of music with children. When Jenny, the new Sesame Street music teacher, moves into town, her instruments get lost. Jenny’s new Sesame Street friends quickly come to her rescue, and they all discover “instruments” that they never knew existed…rubber duckies, trash can lids and even their own laps! The characters teach children, and themselves, that everyone has the ability to make beautiful music, whether they realize it or not. Don’t miss this opportunity to count along with The Count, visit Elmo’s World and do the Crumb-A-Rumba with Rosita and Cookie Monster at Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music.”

Sesame Street Live - Cookie Crumba Rumba
Sesame Street Live – Cookie Crumba Rumba

There will be three (3) delightful performances of Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music” at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre with one performance on Tuesday, October 9th, at 7:00 pm and two on Wednesday, October 10th, at 10:30 am & 7:00 pm. There are several different types of tickets for “Elmo Makes Music”!

  •  Ticket prices: $15, $25, $30 (Gold Circle) & $65 (Sunny Seats).
  •  Group savings available.  Groups 10+ email grouptickets@cityoforlando.net.
  •  Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats!
    The Sunny Seats Package includes a VIP Seat and a pre-show Meet & Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends.
  •  Additional fees/surcharges may apply.

Or you could enter to win a family 4 pack of tickets here, at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre Facebook page! All you need to do is download the PDF, have your child make music or color it, submit a picture of the completed activity, and then wait until the winner is announced on October 1st!!!

You can also use this Promotional Code to save $3 per ticket! Use the code ERNIE online at Ticketmaster.com to receive the special offer! (Offer excludes Gold Circle & Sunny Seats.  Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Cannot be combined with any other offer.)

Make sure that you follow the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre on Twitter and Facebook for updates and future events!

Happy music making!

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Universal’s Superstar Parade & Cinematic Spectacular – 100 Years Of Movie Memories Now Officially Open At Universal Orlando Resort

*** We will be visiting Universal Orlando later this week to experience Universal’s Superstar Parade and Cinematic Spectacular – 100 Years of Movie Memories, so please follow us on twitter for live tweets @onthegoinmco and then check back for more pictures & personal reviews!!! ***

Universal’s Superstar Parade and Cinematic Spectacular – 100 Years of Movie Memories officially opens today at Universal Orlando Resort – bringing two brand-new kinds of entertainment experiences to Universal’s guests.

The new experiences are the latest in Universal Orlando’s “Year to be Here” – during which Universal is creating more new entertainment experiences across its entire destination than any other year in its history.  The year began with a newly enhanced Blue Man Group Show at Universal CityWalk, continued with the high-tech re-launch of The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and will continue with the launch of the new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction at Universal Studios Florida this summer.

Universal’s Superstar Parade brings an entirely new form of entertainment to Universal Studios that combines wildly creative floats with hundreds of performers to create whole new levels of fun and excitement. Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular – 100 Years of Movie Memories is a nighttime show that unfolds across Universal Studios’ central lagoon, taking guests on a journey filled with powerful movie moments – stirring both emotion and imagination.

“We are creating special moments for the entire family,” said Jim Timon, Senior Vice President of Entertainment for Universal Orlando Resort.  “You can laugh and dance with your children and their favorite characters and then be completely moved as you watch the most powerful tribute to film you could imagine – all in the same day.”


Universal’s Superstar Parade

The streets of Universal Studios will transform into a theme-park-wide performance stage as today’s most beloved stories and characters bring new adventure and excitement to guests everywhere.  Universal’s Superstar Parade is one of the largest entertainment experiences the theme park has ever created and will make its way through the streets of Universal Studios every day.  It will feature elaborately themed floats that tower above guests, hundreds of energetic street performers and spectacular music and dance performances.  Unforgettable moments include Gru, his daughters and Vector from the blockbuster animated adventure Despicable Me dancing to “Boogie Fever,” Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob arriving in his pineapple home from under the sea with his friends from Bikini Bottom, E.B. from the hit comedy Hop playing the drums and acrobatic performances by characters from Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!Throughout the day, guests will be able to sing and dance with their favorite characters from the parade during special performances at select locations.


Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular – 100 Years of Movie Memories

The new show is a tribute to Universal’s 100 years of film-making history, highlighting some of the most fun, dramatic, awe-inspiring moments from Universal Pictures’ most iconic films. These moments are shown in crystal-clear clarity on huge waterfall screens within the Universal Studios Lagoon, surrounded by colorful fountains and pyrotechnics, all against an incredible musical score and a powerful narration by Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman. The show will take guests on a journey of epic cinematic moments filled with heroes, horror, laughter, good versus evil and triumph – all against a backdrop of light, sound and special effects.

Everyone can remember powerful film moments such as Elliott and E.T. riding across the moon in E.T: The Extra Terrestrial, the heroic struggle of the crew from Apollo 13 or the terror of watching the famed shower scene in Psycho. Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular captures these moments – and so many more.  Other iconic films featured in the show include American PieThe Bourne UltimatumJurassic ParkScent of a WomanThe MummyTo Kill a Mockingbird and The Fast and the Furious.

Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular – 100 Years of Movie Memories and Universal’s Superstar Parade will run year-round except during annual and special events. For more information about both experiences, visit www.universalorlando.com.

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Exploring Camp Minnie-Mickey

An often overlooked are of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is Camp Minnie-Mickey.  I personally visit it almost every time I visit the park, if for no other reason than to see The Festival of the Lion King.  I highly recommend taking some time during your next trip to visit this area.

Camp Minnie-Mickey is designed to look like a summer camp in the Adirondack Mountains.  When it is filled with park guests, it feels like it is the first day of the summer camp when all of the parents drop the campers off.  It is full of activity from the Character Greeting Trails and the other character meet and greets and Gi-Tar Dan to the always popular Festival of the Lion King.

When you leave Discovery Island and head into Camp Minnie-Mickey you begin encounter bridges and building that have a very rustic feel.  The railings for all of the bridges and the signs are all made of carved wood.  You see a special waterfall that looks like the water is coming out of a dragon’s mouth.  This may be a remnant of the rumored Beastly Kingdom.  As you proceed along the trail, you encounter Daisy with Huey, Duey, and Louie who are out on a nature hike.  You also find Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Pluto relaxing by the river and fishing.

Festival of the Lion King is inside a large (air conditioned!) theater in the round.  The theater is supposed to resemble a camp hall.  I think that if a bon fire was set in the middle of the theater, everyone would be ready to roast some s’mores.  I could probably write a whole post about the show.  The show is a live show with singers, dancers, gymnasts and even a flame twirler.  It includes live music from The Lion King and even some audience participation.

The Character Greeting areas remind me of picnic pavillions with each area being covered. The only thing they’re missing is the picnic table. During the holidays, the trails are each decorated by the respective characters and they’re decorated with a personalized Christmas tree.

You also have common areas of the camp.  You will usually see Thumper and Ms. Bunny hanging out near the exit from the Festival of the Lion.  Wandering around, like a senior camper is Gi-Tar Dan.  If you get a chance to, take a few minutes and talk to him.  He may make up a song just about you!

If you have visited Camp Minnie-Mickey let me know what you think about it.  I’ll be happy to share pictures of your favorite features in a future post!

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