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Epcot's Food and Wine Festival takes place from September 14-November 14 this year. The full Eat to the Beat Concert line-up is now available!
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This summer, my family and I decided to do something different for our family vacation. Instead of heading to California and the beach, we headed east and took a 10 day road trip to explore what our fabulous country has to offer. We saw places we wouldn't have normally seen by flying from one destination to the other.
In 10 days we drove through 8 states, stopping at each state line to take a picture. In Kansas we followed Dorothy down the yellow brick road. In Chicago, we saw The Bean and Wrigley Field. We also went on a boat cruise through the city. In St Louis, we visited The Arch and then ended our vacation in Branson, MO for some fun family time with cousins.
This is a vacation that our family will never forget. We grew closer and created memories that will last a lifetime.
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My family was looking for an inexpensive trip for our kids for spring break. The beach is normally our first choice but we wanted to do something all inclusive and decided on a Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas. Fast forward a week and we were so happy with our decision!
Our first stop was Half Moon Cay and it was beautiful. On the island they have beach chairs, kayak and paddleboard rentals, volleyball, food, drinks, a playground for kids and of course the beautiful ocean and beaches.
Our next day was at Nassau. We got off the boat and took about a 10 minute walk to Junkanoo Beach. We found a little place called the Tiki Bikini Hut who rented us chairs, an umbrella and served us food and drinks all day. The staff there was so friendly and accommodating. We rented the stand up paddle boards for the bigger kids (which they loved), the little one snorkeled and built sand castles and the grown ups sipped fruity drinks, ate conch fritters and soaked up the sun!
For the first time ever we decided not to do any excursions, we just wanted to relax and enjoy the beach, but there were so many excursions offered. You can tour the Atlantis, swim with dolphins, scuba dive, snorkel, explore the island by ATV and much more.
Our kids had so much fun that when we got home they said they wanted to make this a tradition! We have already booked our cruise for next spring break and are choosing some excursions to surprise them with for Christmas!
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An enduring Disney Parks classic, the Main Street Electrical Parade, will take its shimmering farewell trip through Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort on Oct. 9, 2016.
Since making its Florida premiere in 1977, the parade has become one of the most beloved entertainment spectacles anywhere. Watching the Main Street Electrical Parade has to become a rite of passage with parents and grandparents eager to share the nostalgic experience with their children. Your Clients will have one more chance to see the parade and share this special memory, on select nights, before it departs.
This vibrant parade, a perennial favorite with Disney Guests, will next travel cross-country to Disneyland® Park in Anaheim, California, where it originally premiered in 1972.
Please note the Main Street Electrical Parade at Walt Disney World Resort will not appear during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party nights. Parade dates and times are available on the My Disney Experience app.
And, don’t miss your chance to celebrate this beloved parade featuring cherished Disney Characters including Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and, of course, Mickey Mouse!
I recently visited New York City and had an amazing time. There is so much to see and do! It is an amazing city that I think everyone should visit at least once! Above is a picture from the plane as we landed.
We stayed at the Hilton in Times Square. I loved out hotel! There is a lot to do and it was always busy! I think my son's favorite was the Hershey Store!
Central Park is HUGE! We took a carriage ride so we could see everything. One of my favorite parts was Strawberry Fields. This portion of the park is right across the street from John Lennon's apartment. It is said to be his favorite part of the park. The "Friends Fountain" is also located in Central Park. Our guide was awesome at pointing out all of the popular locations such as the Bird Lady's House from Home Alone 2, the fountain from Enchanted and other fun spots!
We also visited the 9/11 Museum and Memorial. This was the hardest part of my trip. It was surreal to actually see the site from that awful day.
I could write so much more about my trip to NYC - like Broadway, Statue of Liberty, the Yankees Game, Rockefeller Center, New York pizza, shopping and so much more - but you need to experience it yourself! Let's start planning your trip!
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I'm not sure what makes them so appealing but I LOVE Disney villains!! I'm not the only one, either! Disney Villains are so popular that they are once again hosting their own special party!
This special-ticketed event will be filled with yummy treats, bewitching cocktails, spectacular performances and extra special encounters with Disney's best villains!
Your host will be Dr. Facilier who will be welcoming his guests with musical numbers and a wicked mix from his house DJ. Maleficent, Queen of Hearts, Cruella De Vil and the Evil Queen are just some of the divas that will be stopping by!
Be sure to enjoy some fiendish concoctions from the Potions Bar, savor culinary delights from New Orleans and beyond, mingle with the villains and dance the night away!
Club Villain returns Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 2 – Oct. 29, with an additional offering on Halloween, Oct. 31. This two-hour show experience will take place at 5:15pm and 8:30pm nightly inside the Sunset Showcase.
The price is $129 per person (tax and gratuity included) and includes decadent delicacies with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Your Dream Maker can make your reservations 90 days in advance. A separate ticket admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required.
If you don't haven't booked yet, let me know and I can help find the perfect package for you!
I think I’ll try defying gravity!
Tips and Tricks for going to a Broadway show
1. Pay extra for better seats! It’s totally worth it! Though you may not believe it, but the place you sit does have an effect on your overall experience.
2. Go to the stage door after the show! It is one of the most unique and memorable experiences that you’ll ever have! Don’t crowd the cast. They just performed for 2 ½ hours and are looking to go home and rest up for the next show.
3. If you’re going to a matinee, eat after. If you’re going to a night show, eat after. You don’t want to be late and not get the full experience because of your dinner or lunch!
4. Get to the theatre early. You’ll want to take pictures and buy merchandise and snacks. Plus, it allows you to get better pictures of the stage when the seats aren’t packed
5. Do not dress casual. Going to see a Broadway show is a classy event, and you don’t want to look like a slob.
6. Don’t be on your cell phone the whole time because it’s distracting for the people around you.
7. During intermission, don’t go to the bathroom unless it’s a true emergency. The lines are extremely long and people were missing the first part of the second act because they waited too long for the bathroom.
Thank you for reading and if you want to book a trip to the Big Apple and experience Broadway firsthand, shoot my mom an email at email@example.com or visit www.mickeysdreamvacations.com for more options.
Thank you and have a “Wicked” day!
Written by Mike Kinnerk (son of Meg, owner of MDV)
Cast in order of appearance: Jonah Platt (Fiyero), Peter Scolari (the Wizard), Zach Piser (Boq), Ginna Claire Mason (standby for Glinda), Rachel Tucker (Elphaba), Dawn Cantwell (Nessarose).
My family and I recently had the most amazing opportunity to be on the inaugural British Isle sailing onboard the Disney Magic. This is the best cruise I have ever been on. We sailed round trip from Dover England with stops in England, Scotland, Ireland, France and the Channel Islands. In nearly every port the ship was met by thousands of people with special entertainment including pipe and drum bands, Irish dancers and even Irish Wolfhounds. For most ports this was the first time a Disney cruise ship has been there. We all felt like superstars.
Every port was fun and amazing, with some of the most stunning scenery I’ve ever seen. At Alnwick Castle in England, where scenes from Harry Potter and Downton Abbey were filmed, we learned to fly a broom and met “Harry Potter & Dumbledore.”
We were able to see 5000 year old standing stones, named the Ring of Brogdar, on the Scottish Isle of Orkney, that are older than Stonehenge.
In the Scottish Highlands we visited Eileen Donan Castle where the movie Highlander, with Sean Connery was filmed and even looked for Nessie in Loch Ness.
In France we visited a stunning UNESCO world heritage site, Mont St. Michel, where building on it started in the 10th century.
Aside from the many amazing ports, food and activities, another benefit to taking a Disney cruise is the first run movies they show on the ship. Our cruise ended the day before Finding Dory was released in theaters worldwide. Because Disney owns the movie they gave special permission to show it on the ship before we disembarked. We were one of the first people in the world to see the movie.
If you have the chance to take a Disney cruise like this, I highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed!
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