Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Town of Celebration, Florida at Christmas 2012.

If you are lucky enough to be in Orlando on vacation for the Christmas festivities do you know about The Town of Celebration and the nightly snowfall? Plus entertainment every night including an ice rink, horse drawn carriage rides, carol singing, a ride on the Celebration Express train and of course a visit and photo opportunity with Santa.

For more information go to…

Have a very Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Healthy Eating at Universal Orlando

With us all eating to excess over the festive period I thought I’d mention that at the Universal Orlando Resort you can have the choice of healthy dining options, as many of the restaurants and eating locations use trans-fat-free oil in their cooking and at selected locations there are healthy side options for adults and children, where children’s meals come with a choice of fruit and adults can choose a side salad. Your Theme park guide will give you more information.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Theatre Downtown Orlando’s Production of ‘A Christmas Carol’

Why not take a trip to the theatre, ‘A Christmas Carol’ is being presented at Theatre Downtown Orlando on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM. and Sunday Matinees through to December 23rd 2012.

Theatre Downtown is situated at 2113 N Orange Avenue, Orlando, Fl 32804 in the heart of the Culture district of Orlando.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gaylord Palm Hotel, Orlando ICE attraction, Presented by Coca Cola.

When in Florida you don’t think of icy pursuits but at the Gaylord Palm Hotel you can do just that, visit ICE and be transformed to a winter wonderland, slide down huge ice slides, made of real ice and be surrounded by the elaborate ice sculptures and decorations in the theme of DreamWorks' Animation TV classic Merry Madagascar.

The attraction is open daily until January 1st 2013 and it is recommended that you dress appropriately for the cold temperatures, coats are available inside the attraction.

Also available at the Hotel are Live Stage Shows, Visits with Santa, DreamWorks Meet and Greet, DreamWorks-Themed Scavenger Hunt, Gingerbread Decorating, Shrek Feast Interactive Character Meal, and Christmas decorations with a majestic Christmas tree.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Excitement at The Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World when a Dragon Flew By.

Great excitement was to be had at The Magic Kingdom on December 5th which was part of the official opening of the new Fantasyland Walt Disney World. A ‘DRAGON’ flew above Cinderella’s Castle, surprising guests and giving that extra special Disney magic for all to enjoy. The following day the opening ceremony took place with music and entertainment in the true Disney style.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Safety Cards Featuring Timon and Pumba at Animal Kingdom Park WDW Florida.

Disney came up with a good idea that children will take notice of, ‘Wild about Safety’ cards promoting safety issues at The Animal Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Orlando they feature ‘Timon and Pumba’ the characters from The Lion King movie. Cards can be obtained from guest relations at the entrance to the park or can be viewed at….. a web-site I came across when researching this subject.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Feel at Universal Orlando.

For festive photos of Universals Islands of Adventure, Orlando. have published delightful pictures of some of the shops decked out in their Christmas cheer

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How to Find Information about Orlando International Airport.

If you’ve never been to Orlando International Airport before and you are planning a vacation to Orlando, you could check out their useful web-site for information about travelling, maps of the terminals, restaurants, shops, local hotels, where to get help for disabled customers and throughout the terminals free wi-fi. Is provided.     


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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dolphin Rescue and Conservation at SeaWorld Orlando.

There is more to SeaWorld Orlando than just a theme park, conservation is taken very seriously here, rescue and care for many species of marine life is a regular event.

One recent touching story is of a baby dolphin spotted by a family who saw the dolphin in difficulties, they alerted the authorities, and SeaWorld moved into action. Six months later the family have been re-united with the Dolphin on a visit to SeaWorld.

You can read about this touching story on November 20th 2012 and find out more about the wonderful work that is carried out here and at the rest of the SeaWorld parks.

Friday, November 23, 2012

A Vacationers Guide to Walt Disney World Florida

When planning a holiday at Walt Disney World Florida it can be very difficult to decide which of the amazing attractions and activities to visit and include. So that you don’t miss anything, looking at web sites and blogs such as this is a good idea and asking questions on our Q&A page could also help you.

When researching I came across an e-book by The Disney Food Blog which has been recently launched called the ‘DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2012.’ This has all kinds of information about planning your vacation? For more info. on how to buy and download please go to…

Have a great time!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pilgrims and Native American Celebrations at Universal Orlando Hotel.

Universal Orlando Resort Hotels are having a special Thanksgiving event this year featuring Native Americans and Pilgrims, the historic feast and celebrations will be held in the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel on Thanksgiving evening at 5.30 and 8.30pm.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hollywood Studios Florida, Pirate Attraction.

Pirates of the Caribbean fans will be pleased to know that Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Florida is working on a new attraction called ‘Pirates of The Caribbean, The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow,’ guests will be able to immerse themselves into the world of Pirates as they walk through this interactive attraction based on the popular film series.

It is due to open on December 6th 2012 at the site where the ‘Journey into Narnia’ attraction was situated.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Orlando Childcare Sitter Services ‘Kids Nite Out’

If on your vacation in Orlando you require sitter services for your children, Kids Nite Out offer a range of care programs to suit your family’s needs in many of the hotels in the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando area. Run by professionals with qualified and experienced staff.

They also cater for care at weddings and conventions.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

It’s Time for Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World

Watch the video advert for Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party which begins November 9th 2012 and is on selected nights up to December 21st. This annual extravaganza is very popular and a must if you are a Disney fan and love Christmas!

Friday, November 02, 2012

Farmers Market in Kissimmee

For visitors or residents in the Orlando area there is a Farmers Market every Tuesday evening at the Kissimmee Civic Center, where you can buy local produce, plants, herbs, crafts, meats, prepared food, entertainment and a community feel.

The market is held every Tuesday evening at 4.00 to 8.00 pm.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween at Downtown Kissimmee Florida October 26th 2012

Downtown Kissimmee will be celebrating Halloween today October 26th 2012; ‘Trick or Treat on Broadway’ begins at 5-8pm to be followed by a film showing of The Haunted Mansion 8-10pm. The City’s Fall Festival takes place from 5-9pm at Toho Square. A time to dress up and have a good time, with family fun, entertainment and lots of goodies!

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Mobile Food in the Orlando Area.

Food trucks around Orlando give people a different and fun way of enjoying food, The Food Truck Bazaar visits Kissimmee each month at the Civic Center, for dates and information go to…..

For a list of other tucks in the area go to ….

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Imagineers at Be Our Guest Restaurant, Walt Disney World Florida, Proudly Show Their Work.

DisneyParks Blog has posted a video of the Imagineers tour of the new Be Our Guest Restaurant at Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Florida.

An amazing insight to how the atmosphere can be captured by these remarkable artists.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Coupons for Restaurants etc. in Orlando Florida.

To make savings on your vacation to Orlando, you can download coupons to use at various locations around the area, discounts on restaurants, food, shopping malls, attractions, car hire, shows, golf courses etc. are all available in just a few easy steps.

Go to ……… or …to view what’s on offer.


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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Still Time Left To Visit Epcot Food And Wine Festival.

If you love food it’s a good time to be visiting Orlando right now because Epcot at Walt Disney World is holding its annual Food and Wine Festival, taste foods from all around the world, watch demonstrations by celebrity chefs, take part in special events, and on selected nights there are music concerts by well known artists, adding an extra special treat to your vacation. Enjoy!

The Festival runs until November 12th 2012.

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Family Halloween Celebrations at Walt Disney World Florida.

For a happy Halloween family event Walt Disney World has the perfect answer for you at the Magic Kingdom Theme park, they are holding their annual ‘Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party’ on selected dates as follows…

Thursday October 4, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tickets are required and can be obtained from the Walt Disney World website…


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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Information on Halloween Horror Nights 2012 at Universal Orlando.

I’ve found a great web page which tells you all you need to know about Universal Halloween Horror Nights 2012.

Please go to…

Have a safe and exciting celebration.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Halloween Celebrations at Legoland Florida

Legoland Florida has a ‘family’ Halloween feel through October, festivities include a Lego Monster Scavenger Hunt, ‘Brick-or-Treat Trail’ a Lego Pumpkin Build, costume contests and much more, the events will be held on Saturdays and Sundays and the park will be decorated throughout with pumpkins, Jack-O-Lanterns, scary creatures, ghosts ghouls and goblins.

More info can be found at….

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Charity Golf Tournament at Lake Buena Vista Florida in November 2012.

Golf fans may be interested in a charity golf tournament which is being held at Disney’s Palm and Magnolia Golf Course at Lake Buena Vista Florida, on November 8th to November 11th 2012. More than 100 world class players will be taking part in this fund raising event for ‘Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ which is a non profit organization which help sick children in local communities.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Good Neighbor Hotels at Walt Disney World Florida.

Finding a hotel for your stay in Orlando can be little daunting if you have not visited before, WDW Good Neighbor Hotels offer a solution to your concerns, they have hotels with AAA Approved Standards meeting Disney quality and services, they are close to the Walt Disney World Resort within 2-14miles and all offer transportation to the Disney Theme Parks.

For a look at which Hotels offer this service please go to…


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Friday, September 21, 2012

Disney Helping to Conserve the World.

When staying or visiting WDW Florida or any of the Disney parks all around the World keep in mind that conservation is very important to the Disney company, they fund ‘The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund’ which is proving to be very successful, you can see how much they are achieving by going to their web-site, which has a page where you can view on Google earth the areas they cover all over the planet.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Magic Kingdom Restaurant to serve Adult Drinks at Walt Disney World.

At the new ‘Be our Guest’ Restaurant which is due to open at Walt Disney World Florida in November 2012, alcohol will be served for the first time in the Magic Kingdom. The other Disney parks have been serving adult beverages in their restaurants for some time.

At Universal Studios you can also buy beer wine and mixed drinks to consume in their restaurants. Beer stands are also available within the park.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Postponed Endeavour Flight to Los Angeles

As we first mentioned on Wednesday 22nd August 2012 the retired Space Shuttle Endeavour was due to begin it’s final journey to Los Angeles today, because of bad weather the flight by a carrier aircraft has been postponed until tomorrow September 18th.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Little Mermaid Delights at Art of Animation Disney Resort Orlando.

The Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World Florida is opening its doors to the Little Mermaid Wing. This section has standard rooms all lavishly decorated in the theme of The Little Mermaid, the outside surrounding area called The Little Mermaid Courtyard has been turned into an area for relaxing and poolside fun.

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Friday, September 07, 2012

‘Guest Assistance Card’ For Special Need Visitors to Walt Disney World

Disney has a ‘Guest Assistance Card’ for disabled visitors to Walt Disney World Florida who require assistance for wheelchair access to rides, or for guests with hidden disabilities who may be afraid of crowds etc. Cast Members will be on hand to help, just show them your card and they will assist you with your needs.

A card can be obtained from the Guest Relations Counter as you arrive at the park and can be issued for the length of your stay. If the disability is not noticeable it is advised that you carry a cover letter by your doctor to verify the condition.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Universal Studios Florida, ‘Animal Actors On Location’

When needing a little family time and rest from all the excitement of Universal Studios attractions why not visit Animal Actors on Location it is a live action show with animal performances and video footage of all kinds of creatures offering fun for everyone.

The show lasts approx. 20minutes and it is recommended you arrive 15 minutes early, various performances are held through the day, show times are found on your park map.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

$30 Three Course Meals in Orlando’s Magical Dining Month.

For the month of September 2012 a list of restaurants in the Orlando area offering a three course meal for $30 can be found at…….

Friday, August 31, 2012

Raglan Road’s Labor Day event at Downtown Disney Florida

To celebrate Labor Day week-end The Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, situated at Downtown Disney, Walt Disney World will be holding a special music and entertainment weekend, with live bands, dancing face paints and fun for all the family.  

Happy Labor Day!


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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fall Festivities at Celebration

Celebration is hosting ‘Oktoberfest’ on October 5th and 6th 2012 to begin the Fall, it has a German feel admission is free and there will be family entertainment including live music, dancing, and sing along ‘yodelling’! Take the kids on a hayride, paint a pumpkin, or just relax on a rocking chair by the lakeside.           


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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Expansion at Magic Kingdom Florida 2012

The New Fantasyland is already a popular attraction to The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Florida, Storybook Circus is now open, here you can find Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The Barnstormer, Casey Junior Splash n Soak Station and Fantasyland Station these attractions to be enjoyed in the thrilling circus atmosphere filled with colour, music and entertainment.

The Enchanted Forest is almost completed and in this land you will be able to experience picturesque landscapes, royal castles and waterfalls feeling the theme of The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, attractions include Ariel's Grotto, Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid, Enchanted Tales with Belle, and Be Our Guest Restaurant which recently has announced that reservations can now be made for the opening on November 19th already selling very fast!!

More expansion is to come through to 2014.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sad farewell to Endeavour Space Shuttle from Florida

The retired space shuttle Endeavour will be moving to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California on September 17th 2012 it will be taken by the shuttle carrier aircraft.

You can view this event at the Visitor Complex at The Kennedy Space Center.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Grocery Stores in Orlando

If you are staying in Orlando on a self catering vacation here is a list of grocery stores in and around the Orlando area…

3183 Vine St. Kissimmee

4444 Vine St. Kissimmee (Supercenter)

1471 Osceola Pkwy Kissimmee (Supercenter)

12550 S. Orange Blossom Trl. Orlando

3250 Vineland Rd. Kissimmee (Supercenter)

4400 13th St. Saint Cloud. (Supercenter)

904 Cypress Pkwy Kissimmee (Supercenter)

8101 S. John Young Pkwy. Orlando (Supercenter)

8990 Turkey Lake Rd. Orlando (Supercenter)

5991 New Goldenrod Rd. Orlando (Supercenter)

2500 S.Kirkman Rd. Orlando (Supercenter)

3838 S. Semoran Blvd. Orlando

7818 Colonial West Drive Orlando

550 Us Highway 27 Clermont (Supercenter)

3101 W. Princetown St. Orlando (Supercenter)

2015 Chickasaw Trl. Orlando

36205 Us Highway 27 Haines City (Supercenter)

10500 W. Colonial Drive Ocoee (Supercenter)

600 S. Alafaya Trl. Orlando

5559 Clarcona Ocoee Rd. Orlando

This information was acquired from the Walmart Store Locator web-site.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Visit The Orlando Science Center

When on vacation in Orlando why not plan for a day at the Orlando Science Center, there are four floors of exhibits, themed galleries with hands on displays, different zones in which to discover Nature, History and Science.

Also it is the home for touring exhibitions, keep a check on the up and coming events.

A fun and educating experience for young and old.


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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mickey Waffle and Candy Apple Air Fresheners Disney Theme Park Memories

To keep those happy memories alive when you return home after your vacation you can buy Disney air fresheners that are now available at the theme parks, Candy Apple, Mickey Waffle, Turkey Leg and Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar are all scents that will put you back in the ‘Happiest Place on Earth.’

Friday, August 10, 2012

Half Marathons and Charity Fun Runs in Orlando

With an Olympic theme in mind, here is a list of some of the charity fun runs and half marathons that are taking place in and around Orlando in the next few months..

October 21st 2012 Beach Running Championships 10K & Half Marathon at Cocoa Beach

November 3rd 2012 Give Kids The World Gingerbread Run 5-K at Kissimmee

November 10th 2012 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon at Epcot

November 11th 2012 Baldwin Park Half Marathon & 5K Orlando

November 17th 2012 Run For Your Lives 5K Orlando

November 22nd 2012 Space Coast Art Festival Turkey Trot 5K

November 25th 2012 Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon Cocoa Beach

More information can be found at…,7912,s6-239-283-284-0-0-0-0-FL,00.html

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Orlando’s Disney Magic Kingdom with Wi-Fi.

Recently the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Florida has made free internet access available to its guests as they visit the park; they intend to offer it at more parks and Disney areas in the coming months.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Environment and Global Conservation at SeaWorld.

SeaWorld and Entertainment are not just theme parks,they contribute to educating their guests on the welfare of the planet and how to conserve wildlife and the creatures of the oceans. They are hands on with rescuing and caring for animals, having various projects around the world. In their parks they are very aware of the amount of rubbish that guests generate each year and are attempting to eliminate much of this by introducing paper bags instead of plastic to help cut down on the waste that is building up our planet and seeping into the ocean endangering marine life. As leading conservationist this is an important commitment to take. Also in conjunction with The Coca-Cola Company, paper cups are being used that have 85 percent renewable material, another way of keeping down the accelerating waste problem.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Areas in Legoland Florida.

Legoland Florida has numerous activity spots to explore, begin your adventure at ‘The Beginning’, the park entry area, then select from the park map where you and your family want to go, choosing from the different zones Miniland USA, Duplo Village, Land of Adventure, Lego City, Lego Kingdoms, Imagination Zone, Pirates Cove, Lego Technic, Fun Town and Cypress Gardens and the recently opened Water Park.

This popular attraction opened last year and has proved to be an added experience for many family vacations visiting Florida and its theme parks.


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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Florida’s Universal Studio’s Evening Spectacular Cinematic Show

To conclude your exciting and fun filled day at Universal Studios Theme Park Orlando there is an amazing and dramatic finale ‘Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular-100 Years of Movie Memories’

The show is narrated by Morgan Freeman and apart from viewing clips from many Universal films old and new, has powerful pyrotechnic special effects casting images of waterfalls and fountains, together with stirring music.

And to end, watch an amazingly colourful firework display lasting approximately 18 minutes.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pirate Attraction Opening Soon At Hollywood Studios Florida

Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Florida will be opening a new pirate attraction The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, it is to be opened in the fall 2012. The idea is for guests to become immersed in the story of the Pirates life imagining and experiencing the World of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Arcade and Pinball weekend at International Palms Resort Orlando.

If you like arcade and pinball games, Orlando is hosting the ‘Game Warp Show’ at the International Palms Resort on July 27th to July 29th 2012. Classic pinball machines, arcade and computer games will be available for visitors use throughout the weekend.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Planet Hollywood’s Party for Orlando Local, Member of the U.S. Olympic Diving Team.

Downtown Disney’s Planet Hollywood Orlando recently held a good luck party for one of its locals, who is a member of the U.S. Olympic Diving Team. Brittany Viola is heading for London to compete in the Summer Olympic Games 2012. Her event is the Women’s 10-meter platform which is scheduled for August 8th and 9th at the London Aquatics Centre.


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Friday, July 13, 2012

Learning Experiences for Young People at Walt Disney World Florida.

At Walt Disney World Florida there is an opportunity for your teenager to take part in Disney’s Youth Education Series whilst on vacation. On selected days you can book your child or a group onto a programme starting with a choice of 3 days or more, the courses offer hands on tuition, encouraging leadership, careers, arts and humanities through a magical unique learning experience. The areas covered are animation, marine, physical sciences and natural sciences.

Advance planning is recommended.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Finding Free WiFi Access on Vacation in Orlando

I came across a web-site where you can find the places that have free internet connection in the neighbourhood that you will be staying, there is a map of the area all you need to do is give the location.

The link to the web-site is

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Friday, July 06, 2012

Go on Safari in ‘Florida’ on the VIP Wild Africa Trek

At a visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom you can have a guided safari tour of African adventures in the Pangani Forest lasting for three hours, seeing African creatures in their natural habitat and experiencing close encounters with wildlife species in water and on land. Enjoy a short hike on an African Savanna and visit a safari camp immersing yourself in the realistic adventure and the experience will be photographed for you on a keepsake photo CD.

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Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Independence Day in America

Wishing all our readers a happy and safe July 4th Celebration, the day when in 1776 the declaration was signed to become Independent from Britain.

Enjoy the fireworks.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Give a Gift at Walt Disney World Florida

Any trip to Walt Disney World is special, but for those extra special moments and celebrations, there are the Gift services, which deliver the magic right to your chosen recipient, be it in their hotel room, or right to them in the park.

Walking into your hotel room at Disney is a magical experience in itself, but when it is decorated and adorned with gifts right from your recipient’s imagination, it makes for an exceptional memory to keep for years. Whether it be a princesses’ first visit to Disney, a special family members birthday, or a magical anniversary, decorations cater to many different celebrations and are all unique.

While in the parks, having dinner at a restaurant, or another location, a gift basket can be delivered, filled with Disney magic, all suited to the recipient’s favourite Disney characters/movies.

Disney Gift Cards give you the chance to give the gift of magic, in terms of a magical Disney dinner, or other events, and allows the recipient to choose when to use their experience, around their busy Disney holiday.

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Independence Day celebrations in Orlando 2012

Here are a few events that are happening around the Orlando area for 4th July 2012

Downtown Orlando is holding ‘Fireworks at the Fountain’. At Lake Eola park, there will be entertainment, food, fun and music, starting at 4pm on July 4th, fireworks at 9.30pm.

In Kissimmee at Lakefront park there will be live music and entertainment, festivities begin at 5.00pm until 9.00pm. Ending with a firework display.

At the City of Celebration through the day their will be parades, entertainment, costume contests, music, food. Fireworks at 9.30 pm.

At the theme parks

The Magic Kingdom has ‘Celebrate America’ with fireworks at 9pm.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios, has a party atmosphere starting at 6.00pm with music and fun for all ending with fireworks with a rock and roll soundtrack at 9.45 pm.

Epcot’s IllumiNations:‘Reflections of Earth’ will end with a patriotic finale. Performance begins 10pm.

Universal Resort Orlando has it’s ‘Cinesphere’ show which begins at 9.00pm. which has a patriotic ending for Independence Day.


Have a Happy Independence Day Everyone!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

SeaWorld Orlando Experiences Behind the Scenes

At SeaWorld Orlando there are many attractions to keep you enthralled on your visit, but did you know there are Exclusive Tours to view behind the scenes?

These include:

Dolphins Up Close Tour

Sea Lions Up Close Tour

Marine Mammal Keeper Experience

Family Fun Tour

Behind The Scenes Tour

Beluga Interaction Program

Wild Arctic Up-Close Experience

Family Fun at Christmas Tour

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration VIP Tour

Private VIP Tour

Summer Nights VIP Tour

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Friday, June 22, 2012

A list of Height Restrictions at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida

Following the response from our blog a few days ago on this subject here is a more detailed list of height requirements.

Any attractions not listed do not require a minimum height to ride.

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

- Space Mountain - 44 inches (112cm)

- Splash Mountain – 40 inches (102 cm)

- Big Thunder Mountain – 40 inches (102 cm)

- The Barnstormer – 35 inches (89 cm)

- Tomorrowland Speedway – 32 inches (80 cm)


- Soarin’ – 40 inches (102 cm)

- Test Track – 40 inches (102 cm)

- Mission: SPACE – 44 inches (112 cm)

Hollywood Studios

- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster – 48 inches (122 cm)

- Star Tours – 40 inches (102 cm)

- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – 40 inches (102 cm)

Animal Kingdom

- Expedition Everest – 44 inches (112 cm)

- Kali River Rapids – 38 inches (97 cm)

- DINOSAUR – 40 inches (102 cm)

- Primeval Whirl – 48 inches (122 cm)

Blizzard Beach

- Summit Plummet – 48 inches (122 cm)

- Ski Patrol Training Camp – 48 inches (122 cm)

- Tike’s Peak – 48 inches (122 cm)

- Chair Lift – 32 inches (80 cm)

- Downhill Double Dipper – 48 inches (122 cm)

- Slush Gusher – 48 inches (122 cm)

Typhoon Lagoon

- Crush ‘n’ Gusher – 48 inches (122 cm)

- Ketchakiddee Creek – 48 inches (122 cm)

- Humunga Kowabunga – 48 inches (122 cm)

All information has been gathered from the Walt Disney World website.

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Studios Florida

- Revenge of the Mummy – 48 inches

- Men in Black: Alien Attack – 42 inches. Children between 42-48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

- Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster – 36 inches. Children between 40–48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

- Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit – 51 inches

- E.T. Adventure – 34 inches. Children between 34–38 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

Islands of Adventure

- Jurassic Park River Adventure – 42 inches. Children between 42–48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

- Pteranodon Flyers – 36-56 inches. Adults must be accompanied by a child of these heights to ride.

- Dragon Challenge – 54 inches

- Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls – 44 inches. Children between 44-48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

- Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges – 42 inches. Children between 42-48 inches must be accompanied by and adult.

- Doctor Doom’s Fearfall – 52 inches.

- The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride! – 34 inches. Children between 34-48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

- Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey – 48 inches.

- Flight of the Hippogriff – 36 inches. 36-48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

All information has been gathered from the Universal Orlando Studios website.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

How to find the Height Requirements for Theme Parks in Orlando.

Finding out height requirements when planning a vacation to Florida’s theme parks can be a little daunting if you don’t know where to look, however it is a good idea to have this information so that disappointments can be avoided if you have small children who are eager to try the exciting rides and attractions that are on offer.

Universal Orlando Resort

Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Click on the attraction you require and it takes you to the information for that ride.

Disney’s Epcot

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Water Parks

SeaWorld Orlando 

Have fun planning!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dumbo Adventure at WDW Florida

At Walt Disney World Florida’s Magic Kingdom the new Dumbo ride has a way to cut down on waiting, by having an interactive play experience in an air conditioned Circus tent, where guests will be given a pager and called when it’s their turn, this should keep the children amused and happy making the visit to Dumbo a very exciting and pleasant experience. Due to open July 2012.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Live Music at Universal Studios Orlando for the 2012 Summer Concert Series.

The event begins June 9th through to July 14th 2012 at the Music Plaza Stage, Universal Studios Florida.

Artists such as Al Green, Josh Turner, ZZ Top & 3 Doors Down, plus more well known acts will be performing live on Saturday nights.

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Friday, June 01, 2012

New Themed Accommodation Resort Opened At Walt Disney World Florida.

Disney have recently opened The Art of Animation Resort with ‘Finding Nemo’ Family Suites now available, ‘Cars’, ‘The Lion King’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’ rooms will be opening through the summer of 2012.

The resort is situated near to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, this themed family accommodation offers a vacation to remember, where you can be engrossed in the world of Walt Disney and Disney/Pixar films whilst enjoying the splendour of the décor that surrounds you along with the charm and imagination that Disney is famous for.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Universal in Orlando has a new Superstar Parade.

Universal Studios in Florida have a new daily parade causing fun and excitement all along its route with colourful floats, popular characters, street performers, and vibrant music. This twenty five minute show is sure to whip up excitement and fun energy as you visit the many attractions around the theme park.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

Today is Memorial Day in the United States of America, when men and women who have given their lives for their country are remembered, look out for military parades to honour them.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fun Food at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Star Wars Weekends.

If you are a Star Wars fan and attending a Star Wars Weekend at Hollywood Studios Walt Disney World Florida, then why not go that bit extra and enjoy some fun snacks that are available at various shops and eating places around the park go to. for more info and a list of where you can get the souvenir goodies and merchandise.

Second Attempt to Launch SpaceX Dragon Capsule Successful.

The original launch of the SpaceX Dragon capsule was postponed but it has now safely begun it’s journey to the International Space Station, where in 2 days it should reach it’s destination and begin procedures to offload it’s cargo to the astronauts currently on board the space Station.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Launch of SpaceX Capsule in Florida.

On May 19th 2012 a new commercial spacecraft will be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Florida. The SpaceX’s Dragon capsule will be launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket with the intention of flying to the International Space Station. It will then return to the Pacific Ocean once the mission is completed. For more information on this historic event please got to……

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Universal Resort Florida and International Drive.

When visiting the two parks at the Universal Resort Florida there are many exciting rides such as Men in Black, Revenge of the Mummy, The Simpsons Ride, Shrek 4-D, E.T.Adventure, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Cat in the Hat, Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Jurassic Park River Adventure and others, together with shows, play areas, restaurants, shops etc. and don’t forget to stop by at nearby International Drive with it’s own many attractions and places of entertainment. You will find weird science activities, natural wonders, mini golf, go karts, The Titanic Experience, restaurants and much much more.      

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Freshly Baked Pastries at the French Pavilion Epcot

On a recent trip to Epcot at Walt Disney World Florida we remembered our favourite little gem of a patisserie pastry shop in the France Pavilion, here you can quickly pick up a very tasty freshly baked pastry or croissant, with bistro tables to sit at in the passageways which create the romantic atmosphere of a café in Paris, you imagine you are there as you people watch and relax, planning your next Disney adventure.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The Osceola Heritage Park Complex Florida

Near to the hub of the attractions in Kissimmee Orlando there is a huge complex, housing facilities for sport events, exhibitions, shows, festivals, religious events, conferences, concerts and trade shows. It is found a few miles from Kissimmee. Here you can find in and out door family entertainment, to find out what’s on, go to….

Friday, May 04, 2012

Rodeo Event at Kissimmee Florida.

Silver Spurs Rodeo at Kissimmee is a place to visit if you want a traditional American Cowboy night out full of lively family entertainment, excitement, noisy fun, pulsating energy, and all things cowboy.

Coming up Friday June 1st 2012 and Saturday June 2nd 2012 two night performances of traditional rodeo events starting at 7.30pm will take place at Silver Spurs Arena. Kissimmee Florida.


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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

ESPN hosts the Special Olympics Florida Summer Games.

At the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on May 18th to May 19th 2012 the Special Olympics Florida Summer Games will be held for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, they will be competing in 20 different types of sport.

The ESPN can be found South of Osceola Blvd. on the south side of the Walt Disney World Complex

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Traffic Information for Orlando and Central Florida

You can find up to date traffic and travel information and a chance to view traffic cameras in the Orlando and Central Florida area at…….

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lake Eola Park Orlando Hosts ‘Central Florida Earth Day 2012’

Central Florida Earth day will be celebrated at Lake Eola Park in Orlando on April 21st 2012 this event which grows each year will include exhibits, speakers, presentations, environmental education, craft areas, entertainment, live music, food, etc. all on the theme of eco-friendly and healthy living.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

E-book Dining Guide for Walt Disney World Florida

When staying at the Walt Disney World Resort Florida knowing which restaurant to eat in can be a daunting task, to find what suits you and your family an easy solution can be found in ‘The Disney Blog Guide to Walt Disney Dining 2012 e-book, where you will find information on dining, planning, booking, advice, tips and lots of coloured photos.

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Friday, April 06, 2012

Theme Parks around the Orlando Area

An overview of the theme parks entertainment in Orlando Florida can be found here…


Universal Orlando




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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Retiring in Orlando Florida.

If you are thinking of retiring and visited Orlando when the family was younger, why not consider moving to the happy, wonderful, atmosphere of the Orlando area, what a perfect place to settle, relax, and enjoy the warmth and sunshine.

There is a web site with help and advice, a review of the best areas and communities, and a discussion forum.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Cocoa Beach Florida hosts Ron Jons annual surf competition April 6th to 8th 2012.

An hour’s drive from Orlando and you could be experiencing the fun, sea, sand and surfing atmosphere of the Ron Jons Easter Surfing Festival.

Surfing champions come from around the world to compete including men, women and children at various surfing competitions. There will be Easter activities for the family and surfing demonstrations, also food and merchandise.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spiderman Ride at Universal Orlando Resort

You may have heard that Universal Orlando has recently updated The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, this very popular attraction now has highly sophisticated equipment, with high-tech 3D glasses, updated sets, audio and lighting system, making the ride experience a thrill and stunning spectacular.        

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Visit Cypress Gardens at Legoland Florida.

Legoland Florida was built on the area that was known as Cypress Gardens, a botanical garden that has attracted many visitors since 1936, now, part of the original gardens have been restored by Legoland for visitors to once again enjoy it’s beautiful surroundings, and see the historic Banyan tree that was planted from a seedling in 1939.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Disability Guidance for Guests at Universal.

For guests with disabilities visiting The Universal Orlando Resort, there is a web page full of information with helpful advice. Please go to….

Friday, March 16, 2012

Freshwater Oasis at Discovery Cove Orlando.

Discovery cove which is very close to SeaWorld is known for it’s swimming with dolphins, but there are also other activities such as snorkelling amongst fantastic colourful fish and the soon to open Freshwater Oasis, an experience for relaxing within a tropical setting, leisurely swimming, wading through streams and seeing wildlife up close, including Asian otters and marmoset monkeys.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St Patricks Day 2012 at Downtown Disney and Universal Citywalk.

In Downtown Disney the Irish pub called The Raglan Road is holding a St Patricks Day Festival with three days of Irish food, dancing, music and entertainment.

Starting Thursday 15th March with a special lunch, then evening entertainment from 6pm.

Friday 16th March has special guests performing in the evening including Murphy’s Law and The Irish Rogues, with Irish dancing through the night.

St Patricks Day Saturday 17th March the festivities begin at 11am, live entertainment through the day for all the family with performances from the Watters School of Irish dancing and lots of exciting entertainment all evening to celebrate in the Irish way.


And at Pat O’Brien’s at Universal Citywalk on St Patricks Day, Saturday 17th March you will find traditional Irish food and drink, live music and children’s entertainment, with free admission until 6pm.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Epcot’s International Garden Festival 2012.

Epcot Theme Park is now holding its annual International Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney Resort Florida, with it’s wonderful Disney character themed topiaries on display throughout the park, special weekends, expert advice from garden professionals, designer presentations, fun and activities for children and ‘The Flower Powers Concert Series’, hosting live music from the 60’s and the 70’s.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Golf at Walt Disney World Resort Florida.

For information on where to play Golf when on your Disney vacation take a look at here you can find a description of the course, where it is located and how to book lessons and equipment.

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Friday, March 02, 2012

Universal’s CityWalk new Mini Golf Course.

A new miniature golf course has been opened at Universal’s CityWalk, its 1950’s cinema theme has a science fiction course ‘Invaders from Planet Putt’, and another course based on classic horror films called ‘The Haunting of Ghostly Greens’.

The 18-hole courses have special lighting effects and create a cinema feel suitable for all family members.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Special Adventures at Walt Disney’s Wild Africa Trek.

A private guided tour around Pangani Forest at the Animal Kingdom Park could be a lifetime experience for you and your family on vacation at Walt Disney World Florida with stunning views of wild animals in their native habitat from a suspended rope bridge, visit a safari camp and learn about the wildlife and the exotic species and plants that surround you.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Reservations System Upgrade planned at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels.

If you are planning to make reservations for restaurant and dinner shows at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels on Thursday 23rd February 2012, there will be a outage which is due to an upgrade to the system. Normal service is expected to be resumed later that day.

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Friday, February 03, 2012

Rides for Children at Universal Florida.

Rides that have the younger guest in mind can be found at both theme parks at the Universal Orlando Resort.

Here are a few…

Universal's Islands of Adventure has ‘The Cat in the Hat’, at Seuss Landing, with ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish’, the ‘Caro-Seuss-el’, ‘The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride’, and in the play area inside ‘Jurassic Park’ you will find ‘Pteranodon Flyers’, and ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’, has the ‘Flight of the Hippogriff’.


At Universal Studios, there is the ‘E.T. Adventure’, ‘The Simpsons Ride’, and ‘Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster’.


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Friday, January 27, 2012

New Turtle Experience at SeaWorld Orlando.

At SeaWorld Orlando they will soon be opening a new attraction called ‘TurtleTrek’ it is a visual experience where guests immerse themselves into the world of the turtle finding out its life journey in a 3D/360 degree domed theatre. Guests will also view the Sea Turtles habitat next to the dome and see hundreds of freshwater fish and Manatees.


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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Finding a Bank on your Vacation in Orlando.

If you need to find a bank on your vacation, here is a list of the first ten in Orlando, as found in the Yellow Pages. January 2012.

FirstBank Florida

1627 S Conway Rd


Florida 32812


SunTrust Bank

8101 S John Young Parkway,


Florida 32819


Fifth Third Bank

200 E Robinson St,


Florida 32801


TD Bank

1701 S Semoran Blvd.


Florida 32822



2424 Edgewater Dr.,


Florida 32804


Bank of America ATM

12563 State Road 535,


Florida 32836


Regions Bank

201 S. Orange Ave.,


Florida 32801


Seaside National Bank & Trust

201 S Orange Ave,


Florida 32801


Florida Capital Bank NA

109 E Church St, Suite 100,


Florida 32801


Huntington Bank

201 E Pine St,


Florida 32801

Monday, January 23, 2012

SeaWorld Orlando ‘Just for Kids’ Concerts.

SeaWorld have been putting on special concerts ‘Just for kids’ on Saturdays in January to February 4th 2012.

The two remaining concerts are the ‘Doodlebops’ Musical Playdate’ on January 28th and ‘Choo-Choo Soul’ on February 4th.

Tickets can be acquired across from the Nautilus Theater 9am on the morning of the concert on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are included in park admission but limited.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Family trips to Florida

For many children, there are few things in life that are more thrilling than the prospect of a trip to Disney World. To young eyes, the park is full of magic, excitement and familiar characters brought to life, so it’s no surprise that each year parents from all over the world like to treat their children to a trip there.

Where Disney World succeeds, however, is by branching out so that it has something to appeal to young kids, big kids, and everyone else’s inner child. For smaller children, the constant presence of Disney characters walking around, Disney themed shows and gentle rides equals a holiday in heaven. More adventurous visitors to the theme park can avoid the “It’s a small world” types of rides and opt instead for the bigger, scarier roller coasters. Alternately, anyone with a thirst for knowledge can check out Epcot to try some hands-on science and explore the world around them. After that, the whole family can enjoy the Animal Kingdom Park which combines rides and wildlife for a thrilling mixture of safari and adventure.

Disney World is located in an area that is simply bursting with theme parks, so visitors often choose to cover all bases in one big, adventure-packed trip. Anyone with an interest in film (or even just a love of theme parks) is bound to enjoy Universal Studios, which balances interactive experiences which give visitors insight into the film-making business with genuinely hair-raising rides and rollercoaster’s. Big rides like The Incredible Hulk and Jurassic Park will appeal to those with a taste for adrenaline, whilst Harry Potter enthusiasts can now explore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and indulge their magical fantasies. Florida is also home to Sea World Orlando, where families can meet all manner of sea creatures and take in a few shows whilst they’re at it.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Take a VIP Tour at Universal Florida.

After writing about backstage tours at Walt Disney World Florida I looked to see what Universal Resort Orlando had to offer, a VIP Tour at Universal Studios or Universal’s Islands of Adventure includes priority entrance to some major rides and a guide escorts you through the parks, there are five different options to tailor to your needs.

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Friday, January 06, 2012

Backstage Tour at Walt Disney World Florida.

For a more exclusive feel to your visit to Walt Disney World why not book for a backstage tour, where your party can go behind the scenes and discover some of the hidden workings of the magic.

You will be shown how the creative artists and technical engineers put together the amazing workings of the theme parks.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

‘Jaws!’ ride closed at Universal Studios Florida.

At Universal in Orlando the ride ‘Jaws!’ has been closed after being opened since 1990. Its replacement is yet to be announced.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Disney’s Magic Kingdom Florida and Disneyland California, open 24hours for Leap Year Special.

On February 29th 2012 Disney’s Florida and California parks will be open for 24hours the event is called “One More Disney Day.”

To celebrate this first time occasion there will be a competition to win a Disney Park vacation in the “Disney Parks One More Disney Day Sweepstakes.” Running from January 1st to February 29th 2012.