UA-36047796-1 What to Do at Disney: June 2013

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Monsters University Summer Sweepstakes

It's another Monsters Sweepstakes!  You didn't think Mike and Sulley would let the summer go by without some sweepstakes fun, did you? The winner will receive:
  • Choice of trip to Disney World or Disneyland for a family of four
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Four Disney theme park tickets
  • $500 Disney gift card
  • A one day VIP tour
  • A VIP meet and greet with Mike and Sulley

Vacation must be taken after November 1, 2013 but before November 1, 2014 and some blackout dates do apply

Enter at

What will you need to do to enter? Well, entering this contest is actually a lot of fun. You get to play some scaring games!
  • First, you put down your contact information and get into a sorority or fraternity for one sweepstakes entry.  
  • Then, the real fun begins. You go through scaring training! Each activity you complete earns one additional entry, but you only get an entry for doing an activity once. Otherwise, some people would be playing all day! Can't have that, although the activities are pretty cool.
Choose the activity you want to do first. You have a choice of 3 doors.

First, I did The Twilight Zone Tower of Tower door. With this one, I had to pick three people who look like they'd be most scared / scream the most on the ride. The ride drops, you see the riders' expressions, and a little capsule fills up telling you how much scream energy they have. I got one right!

Next, I picked the New Fantasyland door. You get just a few seconds to explore and then you must place objects, where you think you saw them. Two out of five for me!

The last door I went through was the Haunted Mansion. Here I got to scare guests by matching the color around them with a Doom Buggie of the same color, which involved moving the Doom Buggie to the lane they were in. It moved pretty fast, but I did well with this, 480 points! The game keeps going until you mess up three times. Once you get that third X, you're done. It was a game you had to be fast at and hope your mouse doesn't stick!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

New Disney Spa Taking Reservations

Senses, a brand-new spa located at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort, is now taking reservations. The spa opens July 25, 2013. Senses has a nature theme, ten treatment rooms, and heated loungers. It also has a sister spa, also named Senses, at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.

Call 407-WDW-SPAS to make a reservation.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Fourth of July Fireworks at Disney

Are you lucky enough to be at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida this Fourth of July? Enjoy fireworks at Magic Kingdom set to music. The fireworks will be over Cinderella's castle. The Fourth of July fireworks will begin Monday, July 1st and appear every night through Sunday, July 7th. Below is Disney World's July 4, 2013 fireworks schedule.

9:00 p.m. - July 3rd and 4th at Magic Kingdom

10:00 p.m. - July 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, and 7th at Magic Kingdom

Hollywood Studios will have fireworks at 10:15 p.m. on July 4th.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Reasons to Stay at Hawthorn Suites Universal in Orlando, FL

Visit to grab a discounted stay at Hawthorn Suites Universal in Orlando, FL. Why stay at this Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel?

  • Complimentary breakfast
    • Outdoor pool
    • Kitchens and sleeper sofas in suites
    • Complimentary wine and beer at hotel's manager's reception each weeknight
    • Many golf courses nearby
    • Fitness center and game room
    • Complimentary Wifi

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    Groupon Deal at Avanti Resort in Orlando Florida

    Stay at the Avanti Resort for as low as $59 a night when you book with Groupon. 12.5% tax and $5 daily resort fee not included, but this resort has an outdoor pool with a beach steps away (on the premises!) as well as flat screen televisions in superior guest rooms that guests can use to watch cable tv or view their vacation photos.

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    Create Your Own Toy Story

    You know all the characters. You've seen all the movies. Did you know you can now create your own Toy Story? The New Toy Story App from Disney lets you record your own story in your own voice and move the characters around. Then, watch the story you created, featuring stars like Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Jessie.

    Saturday, June 22, 2013

    $99 for Two-Night Stay at Ramada Hotel

    Like staying at the Ramada? There are Ramada hotels in Orlando and Kissimmee, both near Walt Disney World. Eversave is offering a great deal - $99 taxes included for a two-night stay at a choice of many different Ramada hotels. Must be at least 35 days in advance and some black-out dates apply. Read more at

    Friday, June 21, 2013

    Monsters University Now in Theaters

    You've been waiting for it. Will Monsters University be as good as its prequal? Can't wait to see how Mike and Sully became friends? Monsters University breaks into theaters today!

    Billy Crystal is the voice of Mike and Sulley is voiced by John Goodman.

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    Discounted Stay at Polynesian Isles in Kissimmee

    Stay at the Polynesian Isles Resort in Kissimmee, FL for a discount when you purchase this Groupon Getaways deal. Two bedroom accommodations include cable tv and fully stocked kitchens. Outdoor pools and jetted spas stay open until midnight! Other amenities include free WiFi, a fitness center, and tennis and shuffleboard courts.

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    Girl Meets World Will Air in 2014

    Remember the TGIF line-up? The Boy Meets World sequel is coming to Disney Channel. The show starts filming this summer in Los Angeles and will air in 2014. Cory, Topanga, and Mr. Feeny will all be back. Now, Cory and Topanga are parents of a girl named Riley, and Cory is a history teacher!

    Monday, June 17, 2013

    Discounted Villas 25 Minute Drive From Orlando Theme Parks

    Florida Deluxe Villas, located in Kissimmee, FL, are 25 minutes from the Disney World theme parks and available for three, four, or five night stays on Groupon under Getaways for a discount. If you are traveling with a bigger party (or just want space) and want to visit the Disney parks, but maybe do some other things as well, these villas might be the way to go.

    All have eat-in kitchens, washers, dryers as well as a pool, game room, sauna, fitness center, jacuzzi, and concierge who sells Disney theme park tickets and discounts to other attractions on-site.

    Sunday, June 16, 2013

    Discounted Resort Short Walk from Wet 'n Wild

    The International Palms Resort & Conference Center on International Drive near Disney theme parks has rooms available for as low as $48 per night! 12.5% tax and $7.50 per day fee not included but still. Visit Groupon and look under Getaways.

    Saturday, June 15, 2013

    Monsters University NYC Trip Sweepstakes

    I'm excited to see Monsters University when it comes out as you may be able to tell from my many Monsters-related posts. But in the meantime, there is another Monsters University Sweepstakes. This time the Grand Prize is a vacation for four to New York City, which includes roundtrip flights and hotel from Delta, a $1,000 shopping spree to the Disney Store in Times Square, and yourself on Disney's Store billboard in Times Square.

    The three first prizes include $100 Disney Store cards and 20 second prizes include $20 Disney Store cards.

    Visit to enter.

    Friday, June 14, 2013

    Disney's Planes Movie Video Game

    Planes the movie will be out in theaters August 2013, but did you know there's a Planes video game? Play as a character from the movie and feel like you're flying. Pre-order Disney's Planes video game on Amazon. Will be released August 6th.