UA-36047796-1 What to Do at Disney: October 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Frankenweenie in Theaters

It's Halloween!

What better time to see Frankenweenie? The movie about a dog who comes back to life is in theaters.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Registration Open for Disney Princess Half Marathon

Register for the Disney Princess Half Marathon or Disney Royal Family 5K for the February 22-24, 2013 weekend. If you have a young runner in your family, children can try a dash for just $10!

Half marathon runners will receive a new medal for the 5th anniversary of this race. And it's pink! Well, it has 5 pink jewels and a tiara.

Benefiting charity is The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Chance to Stay in Cinderella Castle Suite

We all know the Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom, but did you know it has a suite? Enter the Run Like a Princess Sweepstakes for a chance to win some great prizes including a night in the Cinderella Castle Suite at Magic Kingdom theme park.

This grand prize win also includes round trip airfare, 3-day Disney theme parks ticket, $200 in Disney Dining gift cards, race entry for the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend February 22-24, 2013 (don't worry you could also choose to do the 5K or for children, the Kids Races), Epcot's Pasta in the Park tickets, meet and greet with Olympian runner Jeff Galloway, and 2-night stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Since you can enter daily until November 20, 2012, instant wins for things like gift cards also are possibilities.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Disney Cruises Sailing from Miami

Escape the winter weather! Disney Cruise Line will be sailing out of Miami from December until May. Four-night voyages to the Bahamas starting in the $400 range. Five-night Western cruises and 14-night Panama Canal cruises also available.

Amenities include kids' clubs, rotational dining through three restaurants, 24-hour complimentary room service, Broadway-style shows, fireworks show at sea, pool with poolside bar and two whirlpools, fitness center, full-service spa, and live music.

Call 1-800-986-3348 to book your trip!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Never Knew Flamingos Could Fly

Maybe it's their height that threw me off, but I never knew flamingos could fly. Until I went to Seaworld that is. Take a look at this picture.

I saw them one time just hanging out at the pond. But later, I happened to walk by and there was quite a commotion going on.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Discounted Stay at Nickelodeon-Themed Resort

Stay at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort for as little as $84 per night. $28 resort fee and 12.5% tax not included. Do you have a SpongeBob SquarePants or Dora the Explorer fan in your family? Kids may get to meet characters like Spongebob and Dora at breakfast. This resort has two outdoor water parks, which include 13 slides and an Olympic-style pool. Guests can also enjoy 4-D films, live family shows every night, and Kids' Spa.

Deal is available for up to parties of 6 with dates through January. Must be at least 21 years old to check-in.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Disney Channel Performs at Hollywood Studios

If you're at Hollywood Studios, you might catch the Disney Channel Rocks! show. It's high-energy singing on a float right at the front of the park.
I actually caught it right as I entered the park and then happened to see it roll up again and start again as I was leaving. Go figure! I think it's probably the fact that it's on a float, but it made me think of the Thanksgiving Day parade!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Preorder Epic Mickey 2 Video Game

Know someone who loves to paint or is a Mickey Mouse fan? It won't hit stores until November 18th, but you can pre-order Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two ahead of time. Just be sure to click around the various stores to find the best deal for you because at the moment, they're offering it for different prices.

Watch a preview of the Epic Mickey 2 video game. The game has an E for Everyone rating.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Oil Painter Larry Dotson Appearances

You might recognize Larry Dotson's work as some of the Disney's properties' beautiful oil paintings. Do you have a painting that you'd like signed by the actual artist?

Larry Dotson will be making appearances at Disney World throughout the month of October for signings.

Oct.6 & 7                          Art of Disney in Epcot

Oct. 18 - Oct. 21              Main Street Gallery in Magic Kingdom Park

Oct. 25 - Nov. 1               Art of Disney at Downtown Disney Marketplace

Friday, October 5, 2012

Mechanical Kingdom Vinylmation Collection Signing

Do you have any part of the Mechanical Kingdom Vinylmation Collection? The collection consists of Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pete, Donald, and Daisy. Items are on sale at

If you already have your characters, Disney Design Group Character Artist Mike Sullivan will be available to sign them Saturday, October 6 from 11am - 1pm on D Street in Downtown Disney Westside at the Disneyland Resort.