Specialty Cruises at Walt Disney World by Marge Gerwels

Celebrations at Walt Disney World® can make an already special day even more magical. Even though just being at a Disney park or resort for your birthday or anniversary is great, sometimes you just want to add a little something extra to make that special day even more spectacular.  A few years ago we discovered specialty cruises to be a fantastic way to add a little more magic to our family’s special celebrations.  There are three types of specialty cruises offered at the Walt Disney Resort –Specialty Cruise, Fireworks Cruise, and Grand I Yacht. In the last three years we … Continue reading


CONNECT LIVE WITH CAST MEMBERS AND FILMMAKERS OF MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” IN TWO SPECIAL ONLINE FAN Q&A EVENTS ON TUESDAY, JULY 22  Submitting Your Questions Is Easy…See Below for Details!  WHAT:  Two special Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” fan Q&A events, featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, director James Gunn and producer Kevin Feige. Twitter Fan Q&A:  Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, James Gunn and Kevin Feige will do a Twitter Fan Q&A from Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco. Yahoo/Tumblr Fan Q&A:  Yahoo Entertainment will host Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, director James Gunn, and producer Kevin … Continue reading

Enter for a Chance to Be in the Next Star Wars Movie and A Private Hometown Screening!

IN AN EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FROM SET, J.J. ABRAMS OFFERS FANS THE CHANCE TO WIN A PRIVATE HOMETOWN SCREENING OF STAR WARS: EPISODE VII BEFORE IT HITS THEATERS (IN ADDITION TO CHANCE TO BE IN THE FILM) Director J.J. Abrams unveils the Star Wars: Episode VII X-Wing in support of Star Wars: Force for Change campaign’s final week Campaign benefitting UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and programs draws participants from over 119 countries Visit Omaze.com/StarWars For A Chance to Win LOS ANGELES, CA, JULY 21, 2014 — All Wings Report In! On the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, Director J.J. Abrams was interrupted by an X-Wing pilot and … Continue reading

A Frightfully Good Time Awaits Disney Cruise Line Guests this Halloween

CELEBRATION, Fla. – Disney Cruise Line will treat guests sailing this fall to a wickedly good time as the Disney ships transform into a ghoulish wonderland filled with frightfully fun events and activities, special decorations, unique menu items in the restaurants and themed parties on deck. In 2014, Halloween on the High Seas takes place on most voyages aboard all Disney Cruise Line ships from September through October. This extra-spooky celebration features Halloween-themed parties, lively entertainment and elaborate décor, including The Pumpkin Tree, which magically transforms throughout the cruise. Other special experiences include: Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party, a celebration in addition to Pirate … Continue reading

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival – Demos and Seminars – Early Booking Info.

Booking for Annual Passholders, DVC Members, Tables in Wonderland members, and Golden Oak residents will begin on July 25th at 9:00 a.m. for seminars and demonstrations. Discounts of $2 will be offered for seminars and demonstrations on Monday through Thursday dates. Booking for Chase Disney Visa Cardholders will begin on July 29th at 7:00 a.m. Call 407-WDW-FEST to book. Booking for all other events, and for the general public, will begin July 31st at 7:00 a.m. Culinary Demonstrations: When: Daily, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm Price: $15 per person (tax included) Epcot admission required. Where: Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase Mixology Seminars: When: Daily, 6:00 … Continue reading

New for 2014 – Eat to the Beat Concert Series Dining Package!

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is a Disney event I never miss! One of the great parts of the festival is the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. During the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, popular bands from the 80s and 90s take the stage at the American Gardens Theater in Epcot to rock some of their best hits! These shows are free with Epcot admission. The shows take place three times per day at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, and 8:00 pm. Because this is such a popular and well attended part of the the yearly Epcot Internal … Continue reading

Getting Around WDW – Transportation by Corey Applegate

When it comes to getting around the World, it can get very confusing, so I’ll break it down for you and try to make it easier to understand. From the airport:  If you are staying in a Disney hotel, and fly into Orlando International Airport, you can catch a ride on Disney’s Magical Express.  You can set it up as your ground transportation when you make your hotel reservation.  Once you arrive, they’ll get your luggage from baggage claim and all you need to do is check in at the Magical Express counter and get on the bus.  On the … Continue reading

#VisitOrlando September Deals

Psst, we’ve got a secret to share. September is Orlando’s Magical Deal Month. This is the time of year when your family can enjoy big savings on restaurants, hotels and activities. Some of the best deals around are all in one place at VisitOrlando.com. Post-summer blues? September is the perfect time to check out all of Orlando’s newest attractions after the rush. Immerse yourself in classic fairytales at Walt Disney World’s New Fantasyland®, take flight at Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and come face to face with the exotic at SeaWorld’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®. You’re in for … Continue reading