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

Monday, January 27, 2014

Wish You Were in Hawaii

While much of the country is facing snow and frigid temps, did you know Disney's Polynesian Resort offers sailing? This South Pacific-themed resort has white sand beaches, an Aloha dinner show, and even a volcano!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Avatar Land Coming to Animal Kingdom

Avatar Land is set to open in Animal Kingdom in 2017. This new section of Animal Kingdom will feature jungle scenery, mountains, and a ride where guests will experience what it would feel like to ride a banshee.

Free Transportation from Orlando Airport to and from Disney Hotels

Did you know when you stay at a Disney World Resort hotel you get free transportation from the airport to your hotel? Just another reason to splurge!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Life Size Movie Sequel

It might be the catchiest song for a movie I've watched on tv.

Shine bright
Shine far
Don't be shy
Be a star

Remember? It's from the movie Life Size that starred Lindsay Lohan and Tyra Banks, where Tyra Banks is a doll that comes to life. It was one of those tv movies that I thought was good enough to be in theaters. And a sequel is on the way.

Monday, January 20, 2014

New Parade at Magic Kingdom

The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will be coming to Magic Kingdom in Spring 2014. The parade will include characters from Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, Dumbo, Brave, Pinocchio, Tangled, and Peter Pan. Until this new parade arrives, guests will be able to enjoy Main Street Electrical Parade and Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

New Float at Magic Kingdom Parade This Spring

Maleficent is coming to Magic Kingdom. By float, that is. The purple and yellow dragon with the big green eyes from Sleeping Beauty will be making its way through Magic Kingdom at the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Limited Edition runDisney Shoes from New Balance

New Balance has unveiled its limited edition runDisney shoes for 2014. Four designs of shoes will be available for the first time to guests January 8th during the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (where the packet pickup is during the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend).
ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida
ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida
Sorcerer Mickey - Available to adults and kids Minnie Mouse - Available to adults and kids Cinderella - Available to women Goofy - Available to men

Monday, January 6, 2014

Broadway Show Making the Most Money Was...

Disney's "The Lion King" for 2013! I'm not surprised. Sure, there are lots of great Broadway shows and for me it would have been a close call between "The Lion King" and a couple others. Reasons why "The Lion King" may have climbed to the top. I have a few. The costumes are great. The music is familiar and enjoyable. The story is easy to follow. If you haven't seen it yet, give it a go. What do you think the top grossing Broadway show will be for 2014?

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Frozen in Epcot

You know Norway is the setting of the movie Frozen. Before the movie even became available to the general public, Epcot's Norway pavilion at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL was where guests could go to buy exclusive Frozen merchandise as well as meet characters Elsa and Anna from the Frozen movie. Now, there is talk of an attraction related to Frozen coming to Epcot's Norway. Have you heard anything?

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Disney Magic Bands

Now you can wear a wristband instead of holding onto a ticket when getting into one of the Disney theme parks. The rubber wristbands are waterproof and have computer chips embedded in them. Not only can the bands act as entry tickets, wearers can also use them as a hotel room key, credit card, and FastPass for the rides. Depending on the settings parents choose, the Magic Bands can also let your child's favorite Disney characters know your child's name and where you are in the theme park so they can greet your child personally. Sounds awesome! Yay? Nay? Sound off here if you've used them!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Disney Vacation a Day Giveaway

So what are your New Year's resolutions? Disney's got a great one! Disney is giving away one Disney World or Disneyland vacation per day up until January 31st. The winner receives a resort stay, theme park tickets, a $500 Disney gift card, and airfare depending on winner residence. Vacation is for 5 days and 4 nights. Visit to enter.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Volunteer at Disney's Half Marathon Princess Event

Volunteer slots still available at Disney's Half Marathon Princess Event in February 2014. Volunteers are needed Thursday February 20th, Friday February 21st, and Saturday February 22nd. So whether you want to be at the actual races with the runners or volunteering in the Expo building with packet pickup, spaces are still open. Age restrictions apply. Visit for more information. Volunteer benefits: Free snack Free t-shirt Point earned towards free theme park ticket Satisfaction of knowing you volunteered towards race charity (Children's Miracle Network Hospitals)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014