Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Mickey's "Not-So-Scary" Halloween Party is a Magic Kingdom celebration that is appropriate for children of all ages.
Guests can trick-or-treat at designated spots throughout the park and are even encouraged to dress up as long as their costumes are not offensive and they do not sign autographs or pose for pictures with other guests as if they are a cast member.
*Normally guests over the age of 9 are not allowed to enter the park in their costume but it is allowed during this celebration
Events during the celebration are:
- Trick-or-Treating - Guests are given Trick or Treat Bags to be used at the candy stations found throughout the Magic Kingdom. Some cast members will give more than others, but there's no limit to how many times you can go back to the same location for more.
- " Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade " Come see your favorite characters dressed up in their Halloween costumes! This parade runs in the place of Spectromagic The floats feature Disney Villains as well as your beloved Disney friends. The Haunted Mansion float is incredible. This is a must see. You don't want to miss the ride of the Headless Horseman that precedes the parade. 8:15 and 10:30 p.m.
- Happy HalloWishes Fireworks - This year you'll see the Disney Villains as they "trick or treat" in the sky. This is one of the best fireworks shows that Disney does. 9:30 p.m
There are two locations for these parties. "Stitch's Club 626" at the Stitch stage in Tomorrowland, and "Get Up and Boo-gie Dance Party" at Ariel's Grotto in Fantasyland.
The event is held 7pm- midnight on select dates
This year's dates are as follows:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, The Princess and the Frog was released December 11, 2009 and is a spin off of the classic story The Frog Princess. Instead of the frog becoming human when she kisses him, she becomes a frog! They then go on an adventure to find how to break the curse and, of course, end up falling in love.
Princess Tiana's welcome to the Magic Kingdom (and Disney in general) took place on Oct 26, 2009. She was welcomed by all the Disney princesses (minus Ariel) and of course Mickey and Minnie mouse
From October to January 3 2010 Tiana's Showboat Jubilee took place to celebrate her arrival to the park
Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen are now available to meet at the Magic Kingdom in Liberty Square
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Cinderella's Castle is one of the first images that comes to mind when one thinks of Disney World. Located in the Magic Kingdom, it is the gateway to Fantasyland. Inside there is a beautiful mural that includes tiles that are made of 14 karat gold.
Cinderella's Royal Table is also located inside of the castle. This restaurant also allows guests to meet Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother and during the meal they are called 'my lady' or 'my lord'.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
It is broken up into 7 different 'lands':
- Main Street USA
- Liberty Square
- Mickey's Toontown Fair
Pinnochio Village Haus
Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
The number to this resort is 407-938-3000
It sits amongst 4 savannas that feature over 30 different species of wildlife. These rooms are on the 5th and 6th floor of the main building and have their own balconies from which one can view the animals in their 'natural habitat'. The Uzima, Arusha, and Sunset savannas are open 24 hours a day.
Nearby there is the Uzima pool which is an 11,000 ft zero depth-entry pool that features a 67ft long slide
These buildings are formed in the shape of african necklaces with the garden-like walkways acting as the knots between the beads.
Outside there are indigenous shrubs and grasses that were placed to resemble the Serengeti and inside are hand carved wooden columns.
This sits among the Sunset and Pembe savannas. Guests can get a close look at the animals with the Wanyama safari
Nearby is Samawati Springs which is a 4,700 square foot, zero depth entry pool that has a 128 foot long slide
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The number for this resort is 407-939-7000
This resort has 2 pools. The first one is pictured below and is named Fantasia Pool and has a Sorcerer's Apprentice theme. The second one is called Duck Pond, is in the shape of a hockey rink, and was inspired by The Mighty Ducks
Pizza, salad, beer, and wine can be delivered to the rooms from 4pm- midnight
The number for this resort is 407-939-5000
This resort has 2 different pools. Grand Slam Pool is shaped like a baseball diamond (It is pictured below), and Surfboard Bay is beach-themed. In the center of Grand Slam Pool there is a statue of Goofy on a pitcher's mound that squirts water onto some of the swimmers.
Pizza, salad, beer, and wine can all be delivered to the rooms from 4 pm until midnight
This is one of Disney's value resorts with rooms starting at $82 a night! It's themed around the 20th century's popular culture crazes including movies, toys, music, and catch phrases. There's even a section of the resort for each decade including the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.
The number to this resort is 407-938-4000
This resort features three pools. The one pictured below is known as the Bowling Pool, there is one shaped like a flower that is known as Hippy Dippy Pool, and the last, Computer Pool, is shaped as a computer monitor.
Between the 60s and 70s section there is also Goofy Kiddie Spray Area, a fun place for younger guests to cool off.
Pizza can be delivered to guestrooms from 4pm to midnight
Each building is set to the theme of a different music genre; the central building is name Melody Hall! Decorations include large instruments. One of the pools is even set to look like a grand piano. Expedia.com features a virtual tour of the resort.
This is a value resort and rates start at $82 per night.
Family suites are offered which sleep up to 6 people. They feature two bathrooms and a kitchenette. This is the only value resort that offers family suites.
The phone number to this resort is 407-939-6000
The All-Star Music Resort has two pools; one shaped like a piano that is called Piano Pool :-) (It's the one pictured below), and the other is guitar shaped and is called Calypso Pool. Calypso Pool is the main pool and features a colorful fountain of the Three Caballeros (Donald Duck, José Carioca and Panchito).
Intermission food court
Pizza, salad, beer, and wine can be delivered to the rooms from 4pm-midnight
Friday, May 14, 2010
This is a moderate resort and rates start at $154 a night
The phone number to this resort is 407-939-1000
The rooms are divided into 3 different sections. All of these rooms contain the same color schemes but have different themes. The pueblos style Ranchos have a rustic feel, the Casitas area contains terra cotta like buildings and occupies a city-like landscape, and the Cabanas are located along the beach and have a more casual feel. All of the rooms are smaller than those in the Disney deluxe hotels and contain two double beds meaning they can comfortably sleep 4 people.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Your guide takes you on the hunt for some poachers that have abducted a baby elephant. On the way you get to see some wild animals. I absolutely love this ride because it is very similar to an actual African Safari. A variety of animals (Antelope, Crocodile, Baboon, Rhino, Cheetah, Elephant, Warthog, Lion, Okapi, Hippo, Gazelle, Ostrich, Giraffe, Zebra, and Wildebeest) are left to live in the (large) enclosed savannah that is a total 100 acres!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Take a journey back in time to the Cretaceous era in Dinoland USA at the Animal Kingdom. This ride was originally named 'Countdown to Extinction' but Disney was releasing a movie by the name 'Dinosaur' and decided to use this ride to advertise for it by using the same name. This is one of the more scary rides in the park even though it was toned down for younger audiences after the name change.
This ride features the Styracosaurus, Alioramus, Parasaurolophus, Velociraptor, Carnotaurus, Saltasaurus, Pteradactyl, Compsognathus and Iguanodon.
Guests walk past real fossils as they begin in line and are eventually led to a room where they watch a movie and are told that they are about to be sent on a journey to save an Iguanodon from extinction.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Next up on 'A few of my favorite things' is Finding Nemo the Musical!
This 30 minute Broadway style musical show takes place in Dinoland USA in Theater in the Wild which has been enclosed for this show and is now climate controlled. It features puppets that were designed by the same person that was costume designer for The Lion King on Broadway :-) They are handled by people who are right on stage with them but because of the colors of their clothing you forget they're there after a while. The puppets and scenery move as if they're really underwater and the puppets even move blink their eyelids and move their mouths. I love Nemo, I even named my cat after him, so although I haven't had a chance to see it yet but I can't wait!
As with everything else, someone was bold enough to record the whole show, and I'm bold enough to place it in my blog! haha Of course if you'd rather not ruin the surprise and wait to see it in Florida then do not press play :-)
*This movie was taken 2 years ago so things may have changed