UA-36047796-1 What to Do at Disney: 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Mobile Payments at Disney World Starting Christmas Eve

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida will begin accepting Apple Pay and Google Wallet this Christmas Eve, December 24th. The mobile payments can be used to buy tickets, order from fast food restaurants, and shop at stores. Cash and credit cards will still be needed at table service restaurants. How do you feel about paying by phone?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New Restaurant on Disney Boardwalk

Trattoria al Forno is now open where Kouzzina used to be on Disney's boardwalk in Orlando, Florida. The restaurant offers Italian dishes as well as beef and seafood. The restaurant offers an 100% Italian wine list. Read more about the restaurant at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/boardwalk/trattoria-al-forno/

Hours are:
7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Register Tomorrow for Disney's Expedition Everest Challenge

This night race at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida May 1 and 2, 2015 includes an obstacle course during the run and a scavenger hunt after the run. If you're not good at solving clues or don't want to admit defeat to a volunteer (who will help with the answers), you may just wind up exhausted. Ride some of the rides (if you're not too tired at Animal Kingdom) after running.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Ariana Grande at Magic Kingdom in Disney World for Parade Taping

Ariana Grande is scheduled to be at Magic Kingdom today for the taping of Disney World's Frozen Christmas Celebration parade. If you have tickets to Magic Kingdom, you can watch the taping of the parade while you are there! The theme of the parade is based on the movie Frozen. Look for the parade going down Main Street USA and near Cinderella Castle. Other singers you may see are Lexi Walker and Alex & Sierra.

The Frozen Christmas Celebration parade will air on television at 9 a.m. December 25th on ABC.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Reserve a Table at Citricos Restaurant at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to Meet Cinderella

Do you have a little one who would love to meet Cinderella? Or get an autograph with another Disney princess? Cinderella and other Disney princesses will be at Citricos Restaurant beginning January 8, 2015 while Cinderella's Royal Table closes for renovations. Call to make a reservation: 407-WDW-DINE

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Reservations Open to WDW Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members for Dining with Cinderella

Are you a WDW Passholder or Disney Vacation Club Member? Do you have a little one that would just love to meet Cinderella or get an autograph with another Disney princess? The Disney princesses will be at Citricos restaurant at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa beginning January 8th. Reservations are available beginning today to WDW Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members. Call 407-WDW-DINE.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Things to Do in Downtown Disney

There are so many things to do in Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida that are FREE! Check out What to Do at Disney's list at http://www.whattodoatdisney.com/p/downtown-disney.html

December 6th Job Fair for Disney World's Planet Hollywood

Want to work in a restaurant where guests are made to feel like celebrities? Planet Hollywood in Downtown Disney is hiring for a variety of positions including:
  • Cook
  • Host
  • Server
  • Bartender
  • Merchandise Associates
Apply at https://planethollywoodintl.applicantpro.com/jobs/126922.html

Positions are part-time.

Job fair is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, December 6, 2014.

1506 East Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32821

Neil Patrick Harris at Walt Disney World's Epcot

Neil Patrick Harris will be narrating The Candlelight Processional at Epcot theme park today, December 1st and tomorrow, December 2nd. The Candlelight Processional is a retelling of the Christmas story and includes a choir as well as an orchestra. Admission to the show is free to guests who have Epcot tickets. Times are 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:15 p.m.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Career Fair with Disney Resort Jobs December 2nd

This Tuesday, December 2nd there is a big career fair at the Doubletree Hilton in Orlando, Florida from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Walt Disney World Resorts is hiring:
  • Bus drivers
  • Housekeepers
  • Food and beverage attendants
  • Reservations agents who can speak French or Portugese
If interested, the job fair is being held at:


Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32821


Bring your resume.


Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Housekeepers Needed at Walt Disney World's Epcot

Housekeepers are needed in Orlando, Florida at Disney World's Epcot theme park.

Pay is $9 per hour. Call 407-674-7883 for more information. Applicants should be able to pass a drug test and a background check.

Parking in Downtown Disney

If you have been to Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida recently, you must know that there is some construction going on. Downtown Disney will be expanding and will soon be called Disney Springs. For this to happen, construction needs to happen and thus, parking in Downtown Disney is not as ample as it used to be. Disney is recommending that Disney Resort hotel Guests take advantage of complimentary (free!) transportation options (why not, right?!). Guests not staying at a Disney Resort hotel, who are driving to Downtown Disney in their own vehicles, should follow the parking signs. Keep in mind that available parking may be across the street from Downtown Disney. Be sure to allow extra time so you can fit in all of your fun.

Cook Pizza in Downtown Disney

Would you like to cook pizza in Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida? Portobello Restaurant is hiring for a lot of positions including pizza cook, prep cook, sous chef, dishwasher, host / hostess (especially those fluent in French, Japanese, or Spanish), server, bartender, barback, line cook, and server assistant.

Visit http://workatlevy.com/jobs to apply.

The restaurant is located at:
1650 Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Servers and Bartenders Wanted at Disney World's Coronado Springs Resort

Servers and bartenders are wanted at Cafe Rix at Disney World's Coronado Springs Hotel. The hotel is a beautiful, Southwestern-style resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Learn more about Disney's Coronado Springs Resort at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/coronado-springs-resort/

Server rate is $4.80 plus tips.

Bartender rate is $5.80 plus tips.

Apply at www.palmasjobs.com

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Volunteers Needed for January 8th and 9th Running Events at Disney World

Will you be in the Orlando, Florida area January 8th or 9th? Would you like to be in the Orlando, Florida area January 8th or 9th? Volunteers are needed for the 2015 Walt Disney World 5K and 10K. Visit www.disneysportsenthusiast.com to learn more. The running events benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Volunteer Registration for Disney World February 2015 Running Events Open

Registration is now open to volunteer for the running events taking place the weekend of February 21 and 22 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Help with packet pickup, pass out water on the course, or cheer runners on at the finish line. Many volunteer shifts are available. Visit http://www.rundisney.com/volunteer/princess-half-marathon/

Food Jobs at Disney World Job Fair Friday November 21st

Are you looking for a part-time or full-time job as a cook or dishwasher? Would you like to work at Disney World?

Then, attend the SodexoMagic Job Fair this Friday, November 21st, 2014.

524 Mid Florida Drive, Suite 206
Orlando, FL 32824

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be interviews.

New Cinderella Trailer

Watch the new trailer for Disney's Cinderella.



Get a sneak peak before the movie hits theaters March 13.

Disney Blog Carnival November 2014

Do you write about anything Disney-related? Pick one of your posts and submit it to Disney Blog Carnival. Your post will be annotated and if readers are interested, they can click on the link to visit your blog to read the full post. Please email your blog name (as you want posted) and a link to your post to info@whattodoatdisney.com

A link to your post will appear on http://wwww.whattodoatdisney.com the end of this month as part of the Disney Blog Carnival November 2014 edition.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Minnie Mouse

Here's to a great 86th birthday, Minnie Mouse!

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse

Here's to a great 86th birthday!

Come Stay at the Toy Story Hotel

Would you like to stay at a hotel themed after the movie Toy Story? You'll have to go to Shanghai. The opening of Shanghai Disney Resort will include a Toy Story Hotel. The exterior will resemble the look of the wallpaper from the main character, Andy's bedroom. And of course, in the middle of the entrance will be a Pixar ball, as the movie is a Pixar film. It sounds like it would be a fun place to stay!

Disney Christmas Attractions at Singapore Changi Airport

An airport in Singapore has a neat idea. Bring Disney to its travelers. Changi Airport has Disney-themed attractions in its terminals until January 2, 2015. Travelers can see Mickey Mouse, a castle that inspired the Disney castles of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, and take a train ride. Guests can also enjoy topiary displays and even feel like they are in NYC as Terminal 1 is done up Broadway-style. Kids have an opportunity to do origami, work on a mural, and enjoy a ball pit with a slide. Expect to see shows with lights and music as well as stage performances. Six limited edition Mickey and Minnie plush toys will also gradually be made available to collect. Sounds like a blast and perhaps a way for the airport to make some money too!

Christmas at Disney World Hotel

Will you be spending Christmas at a Walt Disney World hotel? Are you thinking about it? Dreaming of a Disney Christmas is an in-room celebration gift package that includes a holiday sash on your hotel door, Christmas lights, an autograph book, glasses for fireworks viewing, a pen, a Christmas blanket, chocolate caramel popcorn, a cookie decorating kit, chocolates, a Disney Christmas book, Mickey and Minnie Mouse plush toys, and a holiday edition of "Toon Town Times" newspaper set up in your room to help your family celebrate. Cost starts at $394.95.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom

Have you been to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom yet? There's still plenty of days left to attend that include: November 20, 21, and 30 as well as December 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 19. The party takes place from 7pm to midnight and an additional ticket separate from Magic Kingdom's admission ticket is needed. The party includes a parade, an appearance from Santa, music (including characters dancing), Cinderella's castle turning Frozen with a little help from Elsa, and fireworks. Guests can even watch the characters own version of The Nutcracker. More highlights include a snowfall as well as free cocoa and cookies. Get tickets at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events/mickeys-very-merry-christmas-party/purchase/

Cinderella Coming to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Cinderella and other Disney princesses will be coming to Citricos restaurant at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa while Cinderella's Royal Table is closed for renovations. The princesses will be at Citricos beginning January 8th, 2015 and stay until Cinderella's Royal Table reopens in March. Guests will be able to take pictures with and get autographs from the princesses.

For reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE. Disney Vacation Club Members and Walt Disney World Passholders may make reservations December 3rd. All other guests may call for reservations beginning December 4th.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Enter To Win Adventures by Disney San Francisco Vacation

Do you have a Big Hero 6 movie fan in your house? Visit http://movies.disney.com/the-san-francisco-baymax-getaway-sweepstakes/ to enter to win a trip to the destination that inspired the setting for Disney's Big Hero 6. The trip is a 4 day, 3 night vacation to San Francisco, CA for a family of four.

Friday, November 14, 2014

February 2015 Disney Sporting Event Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 volunteer registration will open for the 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. Volunteers are needed Thursday, February 19, 2015 through Sunday, February 22, 2015 to assist with packet pickup and the 5K, 10K, and half marathon. Visit http://wwww.disneysportsenthusiast.com for more information.

Downtown Disney Looking for Seasonal Help

Are you located near Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida? Looking for a little extra money for the holidays or for some work experience?

Wetzel's Pretzels / Haagen-Dazs is hiring.

To apply, visit:

1486 B East Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Manager Positions at The Boathouse in Downtown Disney World

The Boathouse, a restaurant in Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida, is hiring. The waterfront dining restaurant opens Spring 2015. Guests will see floating artwork as well as boats from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

Gibsons Restaurant Group is looking for the following positions for this upscale restaurant:
  • Assistant General Manager
  • Executive Chef
  • Dining Room Managers
  • Sous Chefs
  • Private Dining Sales Manager
  • Retail Managers
  • Accounting Manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • Entertainment Manager
  • Diesel Boat Mechanic / Wooden Boat Refinisher
Apply to work at The Boathouse

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney Orlando FL Hiring

Earl of Sandwich is looking for sandwich makers, cashiers, and prep / line cooks. To be considered, be sure to completed the following steps:

1. Complete a digital interview at https://earlenterprises.hirevue.com/openvue/3CckU42ic3/ 
(Yes, you will be talking and looking into the computer answering interview questions and you will be seen and your answers will be listened to).

AND

2. Apply at:
Downtown Disney Marketplace
1750 E Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Work at Orlando's Best Restaurant 2014

Voted Orlando's Best Restaurant 2014, Raglan Road Irish Pub in Downtown Disney in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), FL is hiring hosts.

Perks:
  • Salary and benefits
  • Free Disney theme park entry
  • 50% off staff meals
  • 4 Disney Park passes annually for family and friends
Requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a high school diploma
  • Must have at least one year of service experience in a full-service, high volume pub restaurant
Apply at:
 Raglan Road Irish Pub
1640 East Buena Vista Drive
Orlando, FL 32836

Cooks and Dishwasher Positions at Disney World

SodexoMagic is holding a job fair tomorrow, November 14th for cooks and utility positions at Disney World.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

524 Mid Florida Drive, Suite 26
Orlando, FL 32834

Full-time and part-time positions are available.

Downtown Disney Orlando, Florida Hiring Cook

Do you like to cook? Do you need a job? Would you like to work in Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida?

Staffing company hiring experienced cook in Downtown Disney.

$9 per hour to start.

Call 407-301-0758.

Disney Hiring Photographers

Would you like to take pictures of guests at Disney World and get paid?

Colorvision is hiring sales associates / photographers at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. You could be working at Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Nickelodean Resort, or Planet Hollywood. You will earn hourly pay and meet vacationers from all over the world.

Photography experience is not required. You will get to learn on Colorvision's equipment and cameras.

Apply at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/at-app-viewjob.php?clientkey=BE2C0F0DEEDEB0212DDB0725330F67CF&jobcode=3495&jpt=

Into the Woods Disney Movie Preview

Into the Woods is a new Disney movie out this Christmas. Check out a preview below.

The movie combines the stories of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and yes, there is a witch.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Shop for Left-Handed Gifts in Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida

Are you looking for a thoughtful gift to get that leftie in your life? Or maybe you yourself are left-handed. I am and didn't know there was a special store for lefties right in Downtown Disney. How awesome!

The store is called Lefties - The Left Hand Store. If it sounds familiar to any West Coasters, the main store is actually based in San Francisco. The Downtown Disney kiosk has a limited selection of items but is still probably worthwhile to check out.

Or visit the website at https://www.leftyslefthanded.com/

Some of the products:
  • Left-handed scissors (of course)
  • Left-handed notebook for kids (Huh? at first but this notebook actually opens from the left side so that left hands don't get tired from being on the spiral part as they write). Pretty cool!
  • Pens with quick-drying ink (I think most lefties who've been around while can relate to the smudging pens would leave from writing. Everyone in school begging to write with a pen - not me, pencil please!) Though I think ink has gotten better with drying faster, something to have at least for old times sake :-)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Downtown Disney Jewelry Store Job Fair

Something Silver, located near the AMC Theater in Downtown Disney, is hiring. Looking for candidates with weekend, late evening, and holiday availability.  Stop by the store Wednesday,  Nov. 5, Thursday,  Nov. 6, or Friday,  Nov. 7 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to interview.

1502 E. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista FL 32830

http://www.somethingsilver.com

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Disney Animation Short Feast

Right before Big Hero 6 begins, the animation short Feast will premiere. If you like adorable little dogs, you probably will want to keep your eyes open for this one. Feast tells the story of a man's love life as seen through the eyes of his dog, Winston over what else - food.

Watch the trailer below.

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Disney World Gift Shop

Just in time for Halloween, Disney World has a new gift shop for Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion ride. The gift shop is called Memento Mori, and it is in the Liberty Square area of the park.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

New Hotels for Disney Athletes

Many, many athletes professional and amateur have attended events at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and now Disney is getting started on a development aimed at them and their guests. Flamingo Crossings, the name of the development, will include TownePlace Suites and SpringHill Suites set to open in January 2016. The hotels will share two batting cages, a practice field, a fitness center, a pool, and a basketball court. Disney is also planning on building the development out in upcoming years to include dining chains, grocery stores, and clothing stores.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Disney World is 43

Did you know that Disney World has been around for 43 years? When I heard this, my first thought was only 43? With everything Disney, it's hard to believe the Magic Kingdom theme park is only 43, but look how far it's come, how much has been added. The new paint looks great on Cinderella's Castle and I bet it didn't change colors back in the day!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Halloween Dessert Party at Disney World

Would you like to eat dessert at Disney World on Halloween in an upscale yet eerie atmosphere? The dessert party takes place at Cinderella's Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom theme park. Spend time in Cinderella's Royal Table before it closes for maintenance from January 5, 2015 to Spring 2015.

Guests who purchase a ticket to the Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle dessert party and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party get preferred viewing for the 8:15 Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween parade and for Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular.

Tickets cost $99 plus tax per person. Guests must also have admission tickets to Magic Kingdom and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party to enter. The dessert soiree takes place at 10:15 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. each night of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Call 407-939-5262 to make a reservation.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is taking place now til October 31, 2014 on select nights from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Disney World's Magic Kingdom theme park. Guests can dress in costumes and collect candy at Magic Kingdom theme park. See favorite Disney characters dressed up for Halloween. Watch Mickey's Boo-To-You Halloween Parade and hear spooky tunes sung by Disney villains! Select attractions will also be open late for the party. Separate admission ticket from Magic Kingdom admission ticket needed. Tickets cost $62 per person plus tax. Buy them and get more information at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/magic-kingdom/mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party/

Monday, September 29, 2014

Young Disney Heros Wanted

In honor of Disney's Big Hero 6 movie, Disney is challenging kids between the ages of 8 and 17 to develop a solution to a problem that affects themselves, their families, or their communities for a chance to win a trip to the premiere of Big Hero 6 movie in Hollywood, California. Idea should be submitted by October 12th and must use math, engineering, technology, arts, or science. Visit https://www.xprizechallenge.org/ for more information.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hasbro Gets Rights to Make Disney Princess Dolls

Hasbro has global rights to develop Disney princess dolls including Elsa and Anna from Frozen beginning in 2016. Mattel will stop manufacturing the dolls next year. Hasbro will be partnering with Walt Disney Company to make the dolls.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tangled Show on Disney Magic Cruise

Disney's Tangled is coming aboard the Disney Magic in 2015. Disney's oldest cruise ship will use the Tangled movie's songs and develop them into a Broadway-like show about 45 minutes long. The Magic sails from Port Canaveral to Copenhagen May 15th, spending time in the Mediterranean over the summer, and then returning to sail out of Miami, FL September 2015. So another reason to take a Disney Magic cruise? See what sounds like a great musical!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Disney World's Studio Backlot Tour Closing

Want to see a tour of how special effects are made in movies at Disney World? You only have a few more days left. The Studio Backlot Tour at Hollywood Studios closes Saturday, September 27, 2014. Oaken's Frozen Funland will be taking up part of the soon-to-be-available space.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Coming Soon: Frozen Ride at Walt Disney World

I'm sure you could have guessed this, but construction has started on a ride based on the movie Frozen at Walt Disney World in Florida. The new attraction will be at the Epcot theme park at the Norway Pavilion and will replace Maelstrom. Guests will be able to meet Anna and Elsa.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tinker Bell Gets New Home at Disney World

Like most of the Disney characters, you can also see Tinker Bell at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom theme park in Orlando, Florida. But where? The meet-and-great takes place at the park's Garden Theater, Tinker Bell's latest Magical Nook off Main Street, U.S.A.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Which Disney Villain Would You Be?

Now that Maleficent is here, it's fun to think about which Disney villain you'd be if you had to be one. Would you be Maleficent or is there another one that suits you best? Ursula? Scar? Take the quiz at http://blogs.disney.com/oh-my-disney/2014/05/13/quiz-which-disney-villain-are-you/

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Festival of the Lion King Back at Animal Kingdom

The Festival of the Lion King show is back at Disney World's Animal Kingdom. The show will take place in a new location, the Harambe Theater in the theme park's Africa section. The show was in the amphitheater at Animal Kingdom's Camp Minnie-Mickey section. Come on out to hear the songs you know and see some of your favorite Lion King characters like Timon and Pumbaa not to mention stilt walkers and a fire twirler.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Maleficent Movie Book at iTunes

Take a look at the Maleficent movie behind the scenes with Maleficent: The Official Multi-Touch Book. The movie and book tells the story of Sleeping Beauty's villain and how her once pure heart turned to stone. Sound a little like Wicked? The multi-touch book looks at the Disney film behind the scenes, provides fun facts about the characters, and includes interviews of the cast and crew. Download for free at https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/maleficent-official-multi/id878664479?mt=11

Friday, May 30, 2014

Maleficient Free Fall Game

Are you excited to see Disney's Maleficient? Before you see the movie, you can play the game. It looks a bit like the game Candy Crush but with gemstones. Maleficient Free Fall is a puzzle game where players try to create matches of three or more gemstones. Players learn and apply spells to move forward in the game.

Download for free at http://games.disney.com/maleficent-free-fall-app

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Star Wars Running Weekend at Disneyland

Disneyland in California is adding a new running event! And it's Star Wars themed. More information coming soon, but the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend takes place January 15 - 18, 2015. The race weekend include a half marathon, 10K, 5K, and kids races. There will even be a Wookiee Welcome Party. Registration opens June 10, 2014.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New Ride at Magic Kingdom Open

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a new roller coaster at Magic Kingdom, is now open. The ride does not go upside down and secures guests in the ride with a lap bar. Not ready for the long lines? Go for a virtual ride on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train below.

                                                              Seven Dwarfs Mine Train    

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New Logo at Disney Channel

Have you noticed Disney Channel's new logo?

The letters are written like founder Walt Disney would write.

Got to love the mouse ears to dot the i!

What do you think?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Buy Disney on Ice Frozen Tickets Early

Disney on Ice tickets for Frozen are on sale. Not yet, you say? Then, you must not have the code. If you use the code word "EARLY," you may get your tickets now. Then, you can be sure to see the story you enjoy and the songs you loved from the movie on ice. Visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/ to search for the show in your location.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

New 2015 Destinations with Adventures by Disney

Adventures by Disney has announced new 2015 destinations. They include a 12-day adventure through the Ecuadorian Amazon and Galapogos Islands, a 4-day adventure to New York City, and a 4-day adventure to San Francisco and Napa Valley. To get started on your Disney adventure, visit http://www.adventuresbydisney.com/new-destinations/

Saturday, May 24, 2014

New Minimum Volunteer Age at Disney

Interested in volunteering at one of Disney's sporting events? The new minimum volunteer age is 14 years old and older. Events currently looking for volunteers include the 2014 Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games, Amateur Athletic Union at the AAU National Club Championships for Track and Field, and various Disney runs. Visit https://www.espnwwos.com/volunteer-opportunities/ for more information.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Magic Kingdom Open All Night

Come Rock Your Disney Side. Celebrate the start of the summer season. Disney World's Magic Kingdom is open for 24 hours! Only an admission ticket to Magic Kingdom is needed. The 24-hour celebration starts at 6:00 a.m. and ends 6:00 a.m. Saturday at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista Florida. Guests may dress up in costumes. And California's Disney is holding the event at their Disney Parks too.

Welcome ceremony begins at 5:50 a.m. Friday.

Be sure to keep your eyes out for Disney villains and the "It's Good to Be Bad" Disney parade. Enjoy dancing around Cinderella's castle in the nighttime hours, special screenings of The Incredibles, and more.

Only select attractions and services available.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Disney Cruise Line Sailing to Hawaii

It's only two cruises, but Disney Cruise Line hasn't been to Hawaii in a couple years. In September 2015, the Disney Wonder will offer two 10-night cruises to Hawaii.

First cruise - Begins September 7, 2015 in Vancouver, B.C.
                     Stops in Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, and ends in Honolulu

Second Cruise - Begins September 17, 2015 in Honolulu, HI.
                          Stops in Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, and ends in Vancouver, B.C.

For more information, visit http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/cruises-destinations/hawaii/itineraries/10-night-hawaiian-cruise/

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Frozen Coming to Disney On Ice

You know the movie. Now you can see it on ice. Disney on Ice. Though some may wish to let it go with Frozen already, you have to admit the movie is perfect for a Disney on Ice tour. It's called Frozen after all. If you've been to Orlando's Amway Center, you know how big and beautiful the building is. The tour of Frozen will begin at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida this September and then continue from there.

Not only will characters like Elsa from the movie ice skate, other Disney characters such as Mickey and Minnie will make an appearance as well.

The audience will be given a chance to sing along to the movie's popular songs such as "Let it Go."

Other cities the tour is set to travel to include: Atlanta, Baltimore, Minneapolis, Newark (NJ), and Tampa.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Big Hero Six Movie Trailer

Take a look at the trailer for Big Hero Six.


The movie, from Walt Disney Animation Studio, is set to hit theaters November 7, 2014.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Cheap Hotel Stay Minutes from Disney World

How does $54 a night sound for a hotel just a few minutes from Disney World. How about if that hotel is the Radisson Resort? Groupon has a deal for the Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration in Kissimmee, Florida. The hotel is a short drive from the Disney World (and Universal) theme parks. Rooms start at $54. Vist http://www.groupon.com and search under Getaways.

Perks include:
  • Free shuttle to Walt Disney World theme parks
  • Free bottled water in your hotel room
  • Free movies screened in the lobby
  • Pool with a slide and waterfall
  • Fitness center and tennis courts
  • Complimentary WiF
I just might have to grab this one!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Grab a Disney Star Wars Gift Card

Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida starts this weekend and what better souvenir for a Star Wars fan than a Star Wars gift card? Get them at Disney World's Hollywood Studios theme park at Darth's Mall during Star Wars weekends.

Pictures on the gift cards include: Jedi Mickey battling Darth Maul (Donald Duck), Princess Leia (Minnie Mouse), the Emperor (Stitch), R2-D2 (in mouse ears) with X-Wing Pilot Mickey.

The Star Wars Weekend dates are:

May 16-18, 2014

May 23-25, 2014

May 30-June 1, 2014

June 6-8, 2014

June 13-15, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

2014 Star Wars Weekends at Disney World

Walt Disney World's Star Wars Weekends have arrived! The Star Wars weekends take place at Hollywood Studios. A theme park admission ticket is needed. Star Wars weekends run until June 15, 2014.

The Star Wars Weekend dates include:

May 16-18, 2014

May 23-25, 2014

May 30-June 1, 2014

June 6-8, 2014

June 13-15, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Disney's New Cinderella Movie Trailer

Disney has a new Cinderella movie coming March 13, 2015. And it looks like they'll be a glass slipper involved.

The cast includes:

Cinderella - Lily James from Downtown Abbey

Prince Charming - Richard Madden from Game of Thrones

Fairy Godmother - Helena Bonham Carter

Wicked Stepmother - Cate Blanchett

Disney's Cinderella Movie Trailer

Thursday, May 15, 2014

New Disney Hotels Opening This Summer

This summer Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is getting not one but TWO new hotels. The hotels, B Resort and the Four Seasons will be located in the Downtown Disney area.

The new Four Seasons (opening August 3, 2014)
  • Located within the gated Golden Oak community on Disney World property
  • Watch Magic Kingdom fireworks from Capa restaurant's rooftop
  • Park View rooms - have view of Magic Kingdom fireworks
  • Other select rooms -have view of Epcot’s IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
  • Guests receive one-on-one help from a Disney cast member at the Disney Planning Center to plan their stay such as purchasing park tickets and making dining reservations
  • Breakfast with Goofy and friends Thursdays, Saturdays, and some Tuesdays at Ravello restaurant
  • Complimentary transportation to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot
  • On-site activities include a water park, table tennis, bocce ball, a rock climbing wall, tennis courts, beach volleyball, video games, a kids camp, 21 and over pool with poolside cocktail service, golf course, spa, fitness center
B Resort (opening June 1, 2014)
  • Includes spa, courtesy loaner iPads, freeB Wifi, fitness center, saltwater pool, fire pits, kids' zone
  • All rooms include large HD LED interactive flat-screen television, a mini fridge, complimentary high-speed internet
  • Barbeque-inspired restaurant American Q

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Disney Junior Live: Pirate and Princess Adventure on Tour

Get your tickets before they're gone. Disney Junior Live on Tour has a new show: Pirate and Princess Adventure. This live show has characters from Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Sophia will be preparing for a royal celebration while Jake will be in Never Land taking on Captain Hook to find treasure in a volcano. Get your tickets at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Disney-Junior-Live-On-Tour-Pirate-tickets/artist/1860109

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Disney Hotel Discount for Teachers

Seven Walt Disney World area hotels are offering discounts to teachers and school support staff. The discounted rate runs through September 30, 2014. All hotels include complimentary shuttle service every 30 minutes to the Disney World parks and to Downtown Disney. Rates start as low as $79 per night.

The hotels include:

Some blackout dates may apply. Rates do not include taxes, gratuities, resort fees, and parking fees.

Visit http://downtowndisneyhotels.com/teachers-special-downtown-disney-hotels-offer for more information.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Want to Work at Disney World

Are you looking for a job at Disney World? Disney World is looking for some great new cast members in areas such as attractions, sales, floral, custodial, housekeeping, and food & beverage. Bilingual applicants are particularly sought. Visit http://waltdisneyworld.jobs/ to apply.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Star Wars Spin-Off Movies from Disney

We know Disney bought LucasFilm in 2013 and that their plan is to do a new Star Wars trilogy film every other year. Now Walt Disney Company has revealed that they have three Star Wars spin-off movies being planned.

What do you think of this Star Wars fans? Too much, not enough?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Renovation

Changes are happening at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Thouigh you may know it as simply Polynesian Resort, it's original name is Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and it is returning to this name. The new Disney Vacation Club option,  Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, next to the hotel is being constructed. Trader Sam's Grog Grotto, a lounge area with small plates of food and tiki cocktails, will also be at the resort and is set to be completed in 2015.

Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows construction

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Harambe Nights at Disney World

We know the Lion King show has returned to Animal Kingdom, but also to celebrate The Lion King movie's 20th anniversary, Animal Kingdom is hosting Harambe Nights.

The event takes place every Saturday from June 7, 2014 to August 9, 2014. Guests are invited inside the Animal Kingdom's Harambe Theater to see a new show, The Lion King: Concert in the Wild, which includes a live orchestra and celebrity narrator. The show (about an hour long) begins at 7:30 p.m.

The celebrity narrators include:

  • Viola Davis – June 7, 2014

  • TBD – June 14, 2014

  • Montego Glover – June 21, 2014

  • David Alan Grier – June 28, 2014

  • Michael Beach – July 5, 2014

  • Harry Lennix – July 12, 2014

  • Joe Morton – July 19, 2014

  • Alfre Woodard – July 26, 2014

  • Brian Stokes Mitchell – August 2, 2014

  • Patina Miller – August 9, 2014

  • Guests are also treated to a street party, where they can meet Disney characters, dance, and enjoy all-inclusive food and drink. Souvenirs available for purchase include The Lion King 20th anniversary puzzle and an iPhone 4 or 5 case with images from The Lion King.

    Tickets are $119 for adults and $79 for children, not including taxes. Guests may enter the park beginning at 7 p.m. and ticket does not include admission to Animal Kingdom outside of the special event area.

    Visit https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/animal-kingdom/harambe-nights/ for tickets.

    Monday, May 5, 2014

    Lion King Show Returns to Animal Kingdom

    Disney's The Lion King songs are awesome. And Walt Disney World's Festival of the Lion King is a lively and enjoyable show to watch at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom so I was surprised when the shows stopped earlier this year. But thankfully it's coming back! Walt Disney World's Festival of the Lion King comes back to Animal Kingdom in June. This summer Disney World will also a special Lion King related event called Harambe Nights. More information to come!

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

    Seven Dwarfs Roller Coaster Opens May 28th

    You've heard about the new ride at Walt Disney World's (Orlando, Florida) Magic Kingdom, haven't you? Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is almost ready for the public. Everyone's been asking when? when?And we've got a date. It will be open to the public May 28th. That is a Wednesday and school is not yet out and spring break is over, but I'm still betting on long lines. Can't wait to try it!

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

    Jedi Training Academy at Hollywood Studios

    Excited about Star Wars Weekends at Holllywood Studios? In the spirit of Star Wars, Hollywood Studios offers a Jedi Training Academy for kids ages 4 - 12 who get trained by a Jedi Master - for 20 minutes. Kids get to wear a brown robe and use a lightsaber to feel like a real Jedi. Battle Darth Vader and those who succeed are awarded with a Jedi Knight certificate.

    Sign up for Jedi Training Academy: Visit ABC Sound Studio at Hollywood Studios when the park opens. Kids who want to participate must be present for the registration.

    Twelve kids between 4 and 12 years of age will be chosen for each show.

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    Volunteer at Disney for Free Theme Park Tickets

    Did you know Walt Disney World will give you free theme park tickets just for volunteering!?! Well, it's true. Volunteer (most of the events are sports-related) and for each hour of volunteer time you complete, you earn one point. Rack up 16 points and it's a free Walt Disney World theme park ticket for you. The parks you can use your free ticket at include Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot. See Disney's Annual Sports Enthusiasts Calendar for a list of events.

    Many Disney volunteer events held at ESPN Wide World of Sports

    Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios 2014

    It's almost here. Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios arrives on May 16, 2014 and ends June 15, 2014.

    A valid ticket to Hollywood Studios is needed.

    Star Wars-related sights and activities include:
    • Stormtroopers at the Hollywood Studios gate.
    • Boba Fett and Stormtrooper patrol at the Star Wars Weekends event stage.
    • Star Wars characters motorcade from the Hollywood Studios front gate to the event stage.
    • Fireworks with glow with the show effects
    • Star Wars trivia for ages 4 - 11
    • Star Wars characters at Premiere Theater
    • Jedi Training Academy for ages 4 - 12

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    More Rides and Attractions Coming to Shanghai Disney

    Can't make it to Florida? Shanghai Disneyland will be opening next year. New rides and attractions are coming to Shanghai Disney due to an additional $800 million Disney is investing in the theme park. The new rides are set to open December 2015.







    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    Disneynature Bears Sweepstakes

    Adventures by Disney presents Disneynature Bears Incredible Journey Sweepstakes. Enter to win a seven day, six night vacation to Wyoming. The trip includes a visit to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Brooks Lake, and Jackson Hole. Last date to enter is May 4, 2014. Must be 18 and older U.S. resident to enter.

    Rent Vacation Home Minutes from Disney World

    Advantage Vacation Homes, located in Kissimmee, FL, is offering a deal on Groupon. Prices start at $199 for a two-night stay in a three-bedroom unit. Homes include laundry units, a screened in pool, and a full-kitchen. Visit http://www.groupon.com and search under Getaways to check this deal out.

    Monday, April 28, 2014

    Florida Deluxe Villas Deal

    Florida Deluxe Villas, located in Kissimmee, Florida, just minutes away from Orlando has a deal posted on Groupon. The villas are discounted, starting at $84 a night. Options include two- or three-bedroom condos.

    Guests receive a restaurant.com gift card (price varies depending upon length of stay) and discounts to Walt Disney World, other theme parks, and select dinner theaters.

    Amenities include a pool, full kitchen, washer and dryer, fitness center, spa, and sauna.

    13% tax and $60 cleaning fee not included.

    Visit http://www.groupon.com and search under Getaways to check this deal out.

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    It's a Small World the Movie

    Can you believe the It's a Small World ride is turning into a movie!? No word yet on when this Disney movie will film or be out.

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Disney Marathon Weekend in January

    Registration for the Disney Marathon weekend in January 2015 has only been open for two days and already all of the running events are sold out except for the marathon!! So if you think you could get away with doing the half marathon, 10K, or 5K, think again. It's just the marathon left. Marathon runners will run 26.2 miles through all four Walt Disney World theme parks.

    Who: Maybe you or someone you know

    What: Walt Disney World Marathon

    Where: Start and finish at Epcot

    When: Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 5:30 a.m.

    For more information or to register, visit http://www.rundisney.com/disneyworld-marathon/

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Earth Day at the Disney World Theme Parks

    Happy Earth Day! So what is Disney World doing to celebrate Earth Day?

    Animal Kingdom - Learn about brown bears and how to make your yard friendly to wildlife

    Epcot - Learn about protecting sea turtles and other ocean creatures.

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Dancing with the Stars Disney Week

    The cast of Dancing with the Stars will be dancing to Disney songs today! Though my favorite songs out of this list are "Hakuna Matata" and "Under the Sea," can't wait to see which songs I will enjoy most based on the dances. Here's a list of the stars and their partners with their songs.

    Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: Waltz “So This is Love” from Cinderella
    Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Balls: Samba to “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid

    Charlie White and Sharna Burgess – Jazz to “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from Mary Poppins

    Cody Simpson and Witney Carson: Samba to “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King
    Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: Quickstep to “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast
    Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: Quickstep to “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin

    James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: Contemporary to “Let it Go” from from Frozen
    Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy: Samba to “I Wanna Be Like You” from The Jungle Book)
    NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovoloni: Foxtrot to “Cruella De Vil” from 101 Dalmatians







    Read more at http://www.commdiginews.com/entertainment/dancing-with-the-stars-go-disney-and-one-goes-home-monday-8-p-m-et-14488/#eAVGWvH7U9e7XGxZ.99

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

    Sports Boutique Coming to Downtown Disney

    The Trophy Room, a boutique selling sports apparel and collectibles, is coming to Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida. The store will offer vintage-inspired apparel, baseballs with images of famous stadiums, and even Walt Disney World mugs.

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Epcot Theme Park After Hours Wind Down

    Want to hang out at Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park after the fireworks have ended? The participating restaurants include La Cava del Tequila (Mexico Pavilion), Rose & Crown Pub (United Kingdom Pavilion), Spice Road Table (Morocco Pavilion), and Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar (Italy Pavilion). Admission is $35 per person not including tax and gratuity in addition to cost of Epcot admission. The price includes one beverage and light snacks.

    Check out each restaurant.

    La Cava del Tequila - https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/cava-del-tequila/

    Rose & Crown Pub - https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/rose-and-crown-pub-and-dining-room/

    Spice Road Table - https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/spice-road-table/

    Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar - https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/tutto-gusto-wine-cellar/

    Epcot After-Hours Wind Down runs from April 17, 2014 to September 15, 2014 9:20 p.m. to 11 p.m.

    Friday, April 11, 2014

    Throw 100 mph Ball for One Million Dollars

    Think you can throw a fastball? A really, really fastball. In the spirit of the movie Million Dollar Arm, which hits theaters May 16th and follows a sports agent who travels to India to try to find the next great Major League Baseball player, Disney is holding the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest on April 25th. U.S. residents 18 and older compete in pitching rounds at either Disney World in Orlando, Florida (April 25th), Disneyland in Anaheim, California (April 25th), or at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City (April 26th). The three fastest-throwing contestants from each location win tickets to the movie's Hollywood premiere and on the premiere night try to throw a 100 mph strike for $1 million. Get more information about the contest at http://movies.disney.com/million-dollar-arm/special-event

    Think it's easy: The fastest pitch ever recorded was 105.1 mph by a MLB relief pitcher.

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Celebrate Earth Day at Epcot

    Epcot theme park is celebrating Earth Day April 22nd at The Seas with Nemo & Friends. Children will be able to learn about sea turtles and how to protect them. They can also learn about protecting other creatures in the ocean.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    April 22nd Earth Day Celebration at Animal Kingdom

    On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Disney World's Animal Kingdom theme park will hots an Earth Day celebration. The event is called Party for the Planet and guests will get a Party for the Planet postcard at the main entrance. There will be instructional workshops such as how to make your backyard friendly to wildlife and activities for children particularly focused on brown bears, since Bears the movie will be out April 18th. Come on out and celebrate!

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Decorate Mickey or Minnie Mold

    Download the free Disney vinylmation app at http://games.disney.com/vinylmation-app

    Paint and accessorize your own Mickey or Minnie online. You can save your creation to start your own collection.

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    Wreck-It Ralph Movie Sequel

    Didn't you just love Wreck-It Ralph? The movie for me was unexpectedly funny so I was happy to see that a Wreck-It Ralph 2 is in the works!

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier Movie in Theaters

    The Captain America movie sequel is now in theaters. The movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier has set an April record for ticket sales. Already been to see the movie or just a big fan? Check out the Captain America Experience App.

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

    Watch "The Middle" Season Finale Take Place at Disney World

    "The Middle" television show taped its season finale at where else - Disney World! The season finale episode airs on ABC on Wednesday, May 21st. See the Heck family take a family vacation. You may spot them at New Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom. And yes, they're wearing MagicBands!

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Four Seasons Resort Orlando Opening This Summer

    Love staying at the Four Seasons or looking to try it? Four Seasons Resort Orlando will be opening August 3, 2014. If you're familiar with the Four Seasons you're familiar with the beauty of it and how much it offers. You're also probably familiar with the price. I will just say it now. This resort does not come cheap. One night for two guests can easily fall over $1,000. The best price I could find at this resort was $645 for ONE night!

    Now on to the fun stuff. This resort has a lazy river, water slides, a rock climbing wall, an adults-only pool, a family pool, tennis courts, a fitness center, a spa, and more.

    Dining options will include a rooftop steakhouse, lakeside Cuban-American cuisine, and an Italian pizza and pasta restaurant. Sounds delicious!

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    Dine with Star Wars Characters at Hollywood Studios

    You can feel like you're on the real American Idol set. You can ride the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. You can learn to draw a Disney character. Now, there's yet another reason to visit Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida: to dine with Star Wars characters, of course. Who wouldn't want breakfast with Darth Vader, right? ;)

    The Star Wars character dining experiences will take place everyday from May 4 to June 15, 2014. These experiences cost extra in addition to park admission, but guests do receive a free digital photo.

    Should you do breakfast or dinner?  Compare the two.

    Breakfast                                                                        Dinner
    Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant                                   Hollywood & Vine restaurant buffet
    Watch moments from Star Wars while eating                 Interactive moments with characters and
                                                                                             Star Wars music playing
    Star Wars characters make appearances                          See Jedi Mickey and friends
    $47.99 for adults and $29.99 for kids                              $59.99 for adults and $33.99 for kids

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    It's a Small World Global Sing-a--long April 10, 2014

    It's the 50th anniversary of the It's a Small World ride at Disney World. You know the song, but how will you celebrate?

    Well, on Thursday, April 10th, Disney cast members and guests will sing the song from Walt Disney World in Florida, Disneyland in California, Tokyo Disney in Japan, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Disneyland in France.

    YOU are invited to join in virtually. Visit http://www.smallworld50.com/

    Monday, March 31, 2014

    What Animated Movie Has Made the Most Money?

    Clue 1: It's a Disney film.

    Clue 2: It's not Toy Story.

    Clue 3: It's a recent movie.

    Got it yet? It's Frozen! The movie is the highest grossing animated movie ever! Quite an accomplishment. I knew it was popular but honestly wouldn't have guessed it would beat out Toy Story and would have thought there would be another movie way back when like maybe The Lion King (remember how popular that was) that would have made more. The money from the movie has hit the billion mark.

    And has anyone noticed that the song "Let It Go" from the movie is being played on mainstream radio stations? When's the last time that's happened?

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

    Disney Ride Makes Travel Channel 2014 Hot List

    It's not even open yet and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida made Travel Channel's Hottest Amusement Park Attractions 2014 list. The list names the hottest new attractions at amusement parks from around the world. On the Seven Dwarf's Mine Train ride, the cars will rock and swing back and forth . The ride will simulate being in a mine shaft. Very cool, can't wait to try it!

    Learn More About Disney on Your TV

    What if you could find out more about Disney and its theme parks from your home TV and not just a hotel one when you're already there? It would be great, right? Well, a free, yes free, new TV app from Disney might let you do just that. The app will be available through the Samsung and LG smart TV app stores as well as on Blu-ray players. Viewers can watch videos, view photographs, and explore interactive theme park maps.

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

    Disney Fit Challenge at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

    Registration for the Disney Fit Challenge at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is now open. Are you in great shape and want to prove it to others? This could be the challenge for you. Participants must be at least 18 years old. The challenge is broken down into different levels such as Recreation where you try to complete physical tasks such as sit-ups, a one mile run, and obstacles the fastest or Master, where participants must be at least 40 years old. The Scaled Division includes high intensity exercises such as lifts, while strength is needed for the Rx Division and speed as well as strength is needed for the Elite Division.

    Select from Friday, September 25th, or Saturday, September 26th as your day to compete. The best scores compete at the finals on Sunday, September 28th.

    Participate as an individual or as a team. Cost is $175 per person. Discounts on Disney theme parks and hotels available with registration. Cost is $16.50 per day for spectators 10 years and older and $11.50 per day for spectators ages 3-9 years old.

    Think you have what it takes? Select a Disney Fit Challenge division and register.

    Friday, March 28, 2014

    Filming for Star Wars: Episode VII Begins

    It's set to be in theaters December 18, 2015, which might seem like a long time. I mean what will I be doing then? But for Star Wars fans, it seems that there will finally be another movie. Like the other Star Wars movies, production will take place in the United Kingdom. Michael Arndt, who the screenplay wrote Toy Story 3, will write the screenplay. Cameras start rolling this May 2014!

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    The Incredibles Movie Sequel

    Remember The Incredibles movie from 2004? Of course you do! The movie will be getting a sequel. The sequel will be written by Brad Bird, who directed the first The Incredibles movie.

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    Where to See Easter Bunny at Magic Kingdom

    Will you be at Disney World during Spring Break? Think you might miss the Easter Bunny? Mr. AND Mrs. Easter Bunny will be at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom during the days leading up to Easter. Look for them at Bunny Lane Garden, which is on the left side of Main Street when entering the park. They are available to meet and pose for photos with guests during various dates in April.

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    Easter Egg Hunt at Epcot April 10-20, 2014

    Spring is here! Does it feel like it? Easter is right around the corner and Epcot will be having an Easter egg hunt. So if you'll be at Disney World around Spring Break and think one sacrifice may be being away from all the Easter festivities think again. The eggs will be big though and it will be more of a scavenger hunt. Imagine having so many eggs, people would be able to collect them! Epcot would have to be peppered with eggs then! But no, guests will be able to purchase a map and set of stickers for $4.95. Put stickers on the map where the eggs are and then turn the map in to Disney Traders for a small prize!

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

    Free Chocolate at Walt Disney World

    Who doesn't like a piece of free chocolate? Ghirardelli, a chocolate shop in Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida, that sells the brand's famous chocolate, gives out free samples! Finally, something at Disney is free ;) Upon walking in, keep an eye out for the cast member with the basket full of chocolate samples. A nice treat while shopping or browsing.

    Friday, March 21, 2014

    Brush the Goats at Animal Kingdom

    You may have done this at your local zoo, but if you're looking for a hands-on experience at Disney World's Animal Kingdom, they've got one. You can brush the goats. Little ones love it and the goats don't seem to mind either. Guests use a provided brush to brush the goats in the pen. Included with admission.

    Brush goats in the pen at Disney World's Animal Kingdom in Florida
    Goats at Disney World's Animal Kingdom

    Thursday, March 20, 2014

    Where to See the Disney Princesses

    Especially if you have any little princesses in your house, one of your first thoughts when at Disney World might be, where do we see the Disney princesses? Aside from the character breakfasts and scheduled meet-and-greats, the theme park where you have the greatest chances of seeing the most Disney princesses is Magic Kingdom. Stand in line for Enchanted Tales with Belle and you will get to see a real, live Belle tell her story. And standing near Cinderella's castle is never a bad idea; many of the characters appear in front of the castle for celebrations throughout the day.

    Snow White and Cinderella at Cinderella's Castle
    Cinderella and Snow White at Cinderella's Castle

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    Enchanted Tales with Belle at Magic Kingdom

    Belle and Lumiere inside Enchanted Tales with Belle in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom
    Belle and Lumiere
    Will you have a Belle fan with you on your next visit to Disney World? Then, you must check out the Enchanted Tales with Belle attraction in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom theme park. When I stood in line for this attraction, the day was hot and the line was long (about an hour), but for anyone who wants to see Belle, this attraction delivers. Guests walk into The Beast's Castle and see a decorated empty room before heading into the room with the fireplace to here a live Belle tell her story! She even picks volunteers to help her.
    Book inside Enchanted Tales with Belle in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom
    Belle must like to read.
    Checkerboard inside Enchanted Tales with Belle in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom
    Belle and The Beast must like to play checkers.  




    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    Pair The Lego Movie with a Trip to Legoland

    Ok, so you've seen The Lego Movie. You enjoyed it. Your little guy loves legos. You get those free Lego magazines in the mail. Notice a pattern here? A great addition to a Disney World trip if you're planning one might be non-Disney Legoland. Legoland Florida is about 45 minutes away from Disney World and has over 50 rides, attractions, and shows. Wow, that many legos! Get tickets to Legoland Florida with free admission to the Legoland Florida Water Park.

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    Disney Food Truck Park Summer 2014

    Did you know there are food trucks at Disney World? If you've done any of the Disney marathons, you may have seen them parked a little beyond the finish line. I tried a dish from one of them and it was in one word - delish. You may have also seen them in Downtown Disney and now a Food Truck Park, presumably in Downtown Disney, is coming this Summer. The food trucks currently in Downtown Disney move around a lot and even venture into the parks. But now will they all stay in one place? Will there be more? There is a food truck themed after Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and Magic Kingdom. Could you imagine one themed after say Blizzard Beach selling delicious frozen treats, yum! Stay tuned.

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

    Check Out Blizzard Beach Water Park

    One Disney World park I have not been to yet is Blizzard Beach. Maybe it's the fact that others I have gone to Disney World with have not wanted to visit a water park or it wasn't the right time of year when visiting or the fact that Blizzard Beach is a newer Disney Park (1995), though it's not that new! But I have not been there and it looks cool - even literally it looks cool. As much snow as there's been this year, I wouldn't mind being around a little more. One of my goals for this year - get tickets for Blizzard Beach and check it out. Anyone else in?

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

    Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World Open as Spring Nears

    Now that spring is almost here, it might be a good time to start thinking about checking out one of Disney's water parks. Typhoon Lagoon is open! It isn't just your average water park with slides either (as fun as that is). Guests can try snorkeling, surfing, check out tropical fish, not to mention a lazy river and lots of awesome slides. Get away from any cold weather and get your tickets to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon.

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

    Muppets Most Wanted Movie Trailer

    The Muppets are in again! Disney has a new movie coming out March 21st, Muppets Most Wanted. See Miss Piggy, Kermit, and even the villain Constantine, who looks just like Kermit. Want to know more? Check out Muppets Most Wanted movie trailer.

    Festival of Fantasy Parade Starts Today at Magic Kingdom

    If you're in the Orlando, Florida area, I have another reason to check out Magic Kingdom. Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade starts today at the Disney World theme park.