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17 de octubre de 2017

Happy DisneyVersary Forever — Meet Aulani’s ‘Ohana: Laniwai Spa Massage Therapist at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa


One of the many vacation highlights at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, is spending time at the award-winning Laniwai Spa and its outdoor hydrotherapy garden, Kula Wai. With a host of rejuvenating services available—from massage therapies to herbal body remedies—the spa is the perfect place to unwind and relax.

In this episode of “Meet Aulani’s ‘Ohana,” you’ll meet Wesley, a massage therapist at Laniwai Spa. With more than 150 treatments available to choose from, our spa experience is designed to replenish the mind, body and spirit with positive energy.

Meet Wesley in the video below.



Laniwai Spa’s signature treatment, known as the lomilomi, is a traditional Hawaiian massage that has been passed down from generation to generation by healing kupuna (elders). Soothing lomilomi sticks and warm river stones are incorporated to release tension and help you achieve ultimate relaxation. Check out the full list of therapies available at Laniwai Spa.

What treatment will you indulge in on your next visit to Aulani Resort?

3 de octubre de 2017

DisneyVersary 2017 - LEGOLAND Florida Resort celebrates the Halloween season with annual Brick or Treat event


LEGOLAND Florida Resort is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween with the whole family. The brick-based theme park will offer all kinds of family-friendly activities when its annual Brick or Treat event returns this year.

The popular nighttime spectacular will return, featuring Halloween-themed fireworks that require special viewing glasses, which turn the fireworks into legos. This year’s theme for the firework show will be pirates.


Of course, the event will also see the return of the very popular Brick or Treat Trail for children 12 and under. Kids can dress up in their costumes and collect treats all along this spooky trail.


On top of their returning favorites, this year’s event will also feature some new additions, including:

• An all-new show at the Fun Town Theater featuring some mysterious gravediggers grooving to haunted drums
• An “animated” performance of spooky tunes from a trio of large LEGO jack-o’-lanterns
• A family-friendly photo opportunity inside a giant LEGO Halloween globe
• Master Model Builders will treat kids to LEGO building tricks during a special spider activity, with their creepy crawly creations displayed in a tangled web alongside a fearsome LEGO spider
• A vampyre magician will perform extraordinary magic in LEGO Kingdoms
• LEGOLAND Model Citizens will roam the park looking for awesome costumes and will award the most creatively dressed

Brick or Treat will run on October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 and 31 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. For more information, be sure to visit the official LEGOLAND website.

24 de septiembre de 2017

DisneyVersary 2017: MyDisneyExperience App, FastPass+, and Reservations Currently Down at Disney World

Guests are currently not able to obtain or modify any FastPass+ reservations, dining reservations and more due to outages with the MyDisneyExperience mobile application.


Guests are being instructed to use in-park kiosks for FastPass assistance, but it is unclear how they can arrange or modify dining reservations at this time.

UPDATE: Digital wait time boards at many attractions across all 4 parks are also not operating at this time.

23 de junio de 2017

Walt Disney World Resort Water Parks Offer Summer PhotoPass Locations


Is your family headed to the Walt Disney World Resort this Summer? If so, you may want to consider including a visit to the Disney water parks to capture your magical family moments, on camera. Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon are filled with fun summer photo opportunities, and the Disney PhotoPass Photographers will be standing by so your entire family can get in on the fun!

Character Meet & Greets always make for a great family photo experience. In Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park, PhotoPass photographers are capturing character visits with Lilo and Stitch! Other than securing breakfast reservations at O’hana, this is the only meet and greet opportunity with Lilo, making it extra magical! While you’re there don’t forget to enjoy the new Miss Adventure Falls, the longest ride in the history of Disney water parks.


Over at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park, the ‘Frozen’ Summer Games are in full swing and PhotoPass photographers have been capturing magical memories with Frozen favorites, Kristoff and Olaf! These lovable guys are visiting water park guests until August 13th.




The Disney water parks can be a welcome and refreshing break from the summer heat during your Walt Disney World vacation, relax, put the camera away, and really enjoy the experience with your family while the PhotoPass photographers capture the magic!

You can enjoy unlimited downloads of all your PhotoPass photos, taken during your Disney vacation, by adding Memory Maker to your vacation package.

19 de mayo de 2017

Disneyland Resort Hotels offers summer vacation savings


If you’re planning to visit the Disneyland Resort this summer and enjoy the new, action-packed attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout! inside Disney California Adventure, you might want to consider staying at one of the Disneyland Resort’s three on-property hotels for the ultimate vacation experience, totally enveloped in the magic.

Whether you’re interested in the original Disneyland Hotel, upgraded with the latest modern facilities but infused with nostalgia, or Disney’s Paradise Pier hotel with its view over the iconic Paradise Pier section of the park, or or the arts & crafts style Disney’s Grand California Hotel & Spa you’ll find a a price point to fit your family’s needs. As we’ve reported the Grand Californian is currently in the middle of a hotel-wide renovation which includes new rooms and upgrades to the public areas. The most extensive refurbishment since the hotel’s opening in 2001.

“While each resort hotel offers something unique for guests, what remains consistent is Disney’s exceptional guest service, famed hospitality and of course, magic,” said Elliot Mills, vice president, Hotel Operations, at the Disneyland Resort. “At our three hotels, you are just footsteps from everything, making it easy to play at both theme parks and to explore Downtown Disney. When you extend your stay at the Disneyland Resort, you are sure to create unforgettable memories.”

For a limited time, a special hotel offer is available for guests looking to stay in the middle of the magic. Guests may save up to 20 percent on premium rooms for select nights at Disney’s Grand Californian or the Disneyland Hotel, for travel from now through June 15, 2017, if booked by June 15. Call your authorized Disney travel agent for booking assistance (see below for The Disney Blog’s in house agent details).


Superb Disney Dining and New Experiences

The Hotels of the Disneyland Resort offer delicious dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests will find special character dining experiences at each hotel:

Surf’s Up! Breakfast with Mickey & Friends in Disney’s PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel
Chip ‘n Dale Critter Breakfast in Storytellers Cafe at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel buzzes with character encounters throughout the day, including the new Disney Dinnertime Magic with Chef Mickey.

Also at the Disneyland Hotel, the vintage Hollywood-inspired Steakhouse 55 recently developed a new menu filled with indulgent breakfast items—and creative cocktails.

In the afternoons, guests will experience Classic Afternoon Tea at Steakhouse 55. The mid-day tea service offers sweets, savories and an exquisite selection of specialty teas. At Disney’s Grand Californian’s signature restaurant, Napa Rose, Disney’s expert staff of sommeliers have curated a special menu during the new Napa Rose Food and Wine Pairing Experience. Offered on weekend afternoons, guests will indulge in hand-selected wine tastings in the lounge.

For delicious dinners in a casual setting, guests will enjoy meals at Disney’s PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and Storytellers Café at Disney’s Grand Californian. Fine dining is available at the award-winning Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian and at Steakhouse 55 in the Disneyland Hotel.
Ideal Daytime Activities

Guests will enjoy sunny summer days at any of the distinct pools found at the on-property hotels. The Disneyland Hotel pool and water play area feature waterslides reminiscent of the original Mark I Monorail trains from Disneyland Park in the early ‘60s. The boardwalk-inspired, rooftop pool at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel features a 186-foot slide resembling a classic, beachside roller coaster.

At Disney’s Grand Californian, the recently refreshed pool deck includes new hardscape reinforcing the resort’s Craftsman design. A variety of natural stones were chosen to create a warm and welcoming environment at each pool. The 90-foot-long Redwood Creek waterslide curves around a giant Redwood tree stump, inviting guests to come and splash into the Redwood Pool.

The pools at each of the hotels come to life during energetic afternoon pool parties. These parties throughout the summer include games, music, dancing and more.

Guests who enjoy lounging by the pool may consider reserving a private, poolside cabana, available at the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian for a half-day or full-day rental. Guests will stretch out under a shaded cabana equipped with everything they need to relax.

Special Evening Experiences

On select summer nights, guests also will enjoy movie screenings at all three hotels. During Magical Night at the Movies, guests are encouraged to kick back on beach chairs and towels to watch a Disney movie under the stars.

Guests with concierge-level reservations may take advantage of evening desserts and after- dinner beverages in the three hotels’ concierge lounges. For guests staying at the Disneyland Hotel, the E-Ticket Club is ideal for viewing the nighttime fireworks spectacular with a corresponding soundtrack piped in throughout the lounge.

Extra Magic Hour at the Theme Parks

Guests also enjoy many extras when they stay at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Registered Disneyland Resort hotel guests with admission tickets may take advantage of Extra Magic Hour, which allows them access to select theme park attractions, stores, entertainment and dining locations for one full hour before the parks open to the general public (available on select mornings; theme park admission and valid hotel key card required**). In addition to being steps away from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks, the hotels are a short walk from the eclectic mix of dining, shopping and entertainment features of the Downtown Disney District.

7 de mayo de 2017

Westgate Resort Hosted Armed Forces Families For Military Weekend 2017


Our Armed Forces Personnel sacrifice so much for us all to live in the “Land of the Free.” Westgate Resort hosted, along with sponsors such as Disney, Sea World, and Merlin Entertainment, to name a few about 1,000 military families this past weekend to enjoy time together as a family. The Military Weekend 2017 took place at Westgate Vacation Villas & Town Center Resort.










Many of the families were given complimentary tickets to some of the Central Florida Theme Parks, to include Walt Disney World and Sea World Orlando, for Saturday.
The families were also given a two nights stay at the Westgate Resort in Kissimmee.
The families were allowed complimentary access to Westgate’s beautiful Shipwreck Island Water Park located right on the grounds of the Resort.










Westgate Resort hosted a VIP Reception Saturday evening, from 5:30pm-7:00pm, overlooking the tranquil waters of the Resort.










Saturday evening concluded with a Color Guard Ceremony, the singing of The National Anthem, a speech given by COO Michael Waltrip and CEO David Siegel, and a Concert by country music artist Lee Greenwood followed by a Fireworks Spectacular.

The evening was emotionally charged with beautiful presentations, American Flags waving proudly, military families with so many different life stories to tell, and Patriotic Music. When Lee Greenwood sang “God Bless the USA” there was a not a dry eye on the Concert Green of Westgate Vacation Villas & Town Center Resort.

We wish to send our deepest appreciation to Katie Neumann of TJM Communications for allowing us the opportunity to be a part of honoring our military families during Westgate’s Military Weekend 2017.

8 de abril de 2017

Souvenir Refillable Wine Glasses Available at Epcot’s World Showcase


Guests who enjoy sampling wines while visiting Epcot’s World Showcase, will now be able to purchase refillable souvenir wine glasses. Beginning, Sunday, April 9 the souvenir glasses will be on sale at Weinkiller (Germany pavilion), La Bottega Italiana (Italy pavilion), and Les Vins de France (France pavilion) in World Showcase at Epcot. A selection of still wines from each of the listed countries can be enjoyed in these acrylic souvenir glasses. The glasses will sell for $5.00 each, including tax. Wine pours are purchased separately. These new dishwasher safe glasses make a great souvenir as well as are touted as reducing the amount of plastic used in the park.
Would you pay $5 for a souvenir wine glass? Let us know in the comment box below.
Source: WDWNT
Photo Credit: Walt Disney World Resort


16 de enero de 2017

LEGOLAND Florida opens Ninjago World with innovative interactive attraction



LEGOLAND Florida piped up over the weekend and said, “hey, don’t forget about us. We’re themepark innovators too.” The new LEGO Ninjago adventure will let kids and their families ‘become the ninja’ on a groundbreaking interactive ride based on the popular LEGO building sets and TV show.
Inside the new land are several hands-on, outdoor activities where kids can sharpen their ninja skills before the ultimate showdown on Ninjago the ride. The “4D’ attraction includes 3D computer animation, and environmental effects like heat, fog, and strobe lighting. The ride vehicles themselves feature interactive game-play technology never seen outside a LEGOLAND theme park.




Guests can also find large LEGO models of the LEGO Ninjago heroes Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane, Lloyd, Nya and Master Wu including meet and greet opportunities with Kai and Nya. There’s shopping at Wu’s Warehouse which will have themed Ninjago building sets, apparel, costumes, books and more.

On our visit we also loved the opportunities to build models out of LEGO bricks, do some strength and balance testing in the LEGO Ninjago world land itself. In fact, some of the skills you pick up in the land and the queue are important to remember when you’re in the ride. Kinda sneaking like that.


If you haven’t been to LEGOLAND Florida recently you may have missed some of their recent expansions including a new hotel, new 4D movie, and a build-a-boat area.
Visit anytime, but don’t miss the upcoming special event weekends:
  • LEGO Batman movie days (March 4-5 & 11-12)
  • LEGO Star Wars Days (May 6-7 & 13-14)
  • LEGOLAND Knight Lights (select dates in July)
As always all events are full-day experiences included with your park admission. That’s part of what makes LEGOLAND Florida so great.

3 de enero de 2017

Joffrey’s Coffee Kiosks Update drinks, add passholder discount


One of the best culinary moves Disney World has made in the last few years was to dump the nasty tasting Nestle instant coffee machines for a fresh brewed batch of local coffee brewers Joffrey’s at almost all of its restaurants. They’ve also expanded the number of Joffrey’s coffee kiosks in the parks meaning that those who don’t like the flavor of that big national brand that recently set up shop, now have another option in the parks.
Even more good news for coffee lovers, Joffrey’s is offering a new annual passholder discount. Starting this year, Joffrey’s will offer Annual Passholders a 20% discount on food and beverages, excluding alcohol. Just show your passholder card when paying.
Beginning January 14th you’ll also be able to enjoy three new signature beverages at the Joffrey’s kiosks.
  • Cupid’s Kiss Latte: a rich espresso shot blended with caramel & coconut syrups, dark chocolate and creamy steamed milk.
  • Valentine’s White Mocha: A blend of rich espresso, white chocolate syrup, raspberry and creamy steamed milk.
  • Amore Cocoa Latte: rich espresso flavored with dark chocolate sauce, light coconut syrup and creamy steamed milk.
Each is available hot or over ice. Make it spirited by adding a shot of Bailey’s Irish Crème, Grey Goose Vodka, Kahlua or Jameson Irish Whisky. A perfect pick-me-up on a cold Central Florida Winter’s day, if we have any more in 2017. They’re only available for a limited time, so don’t miss out.One of the best culinary moves Disney World has made in the last few years was to dump the nasty tasting Nestle instant coffee machines for a fresh brewed batch of local coffee brewers Joffrey’s at almost all of its restaurants. They’ve also expanded the number of Joffrey’s coffee kiosks in the parks meaning that those who don’t like the flavor of that big national brand that recently set up shop, now have another option in the parks.
Even more good news for coffee lovers, Joffrey’s is offering a new annual passholder discount. Starting this year, Joffrey’s will offer Annual Passholders a 20% discount on food and beverages, excluding alcohol. Just show your passholder card when paying.
Beginning January 14th you’ll also be able to enjoy three new signature beverages at the Joffrey’s kiosks.
  • Cupid’s Kiss Latte: a rich espresso shot blended with caramel & coconut syrups, dark chocolate and creamy steamed milk.
  • Valentine’s White Mocha: A blend of rich espresso, white chocolate syrup, raspberry and creamy steamed milk.
  • Amore Cocoa Latte: rich espresso flavored with dark chocolate sauce, light coconut syrup and creamy steamed milk.
Each is available hot or over ice. Make it spirited by adding a shot of Bailey’s Irish Crème, Grey Goose Vodka, Kahlua or Jameson Irish Whisky. A perfect pick-me-up on a cold Central Florida Winter’s day, if we have any more in 2017. They’re only available for a limited time, so don’t miss out.
For those staying at select Deluxe Resorts you’ll soon find Joffrey’s K-Cups in your rooms. For the rest of us, we’ll be able to order them online.
Finally, Joffrey’s tea store at Disney Springs has also started to serve coffee. So be sure to head inside on your next visit for a tasting

21 de diciembre de 2016

Jul 2016 PHOTOS: Lego to Release Official Cinderella Castle Model at Disney Parks

What may be the single most desired Disney Parks item of all time is finally on the way…



Lego will be releasing an official Cinderella Castle set at sometime in the near future. It will reportedly retail at $349.99 and clock in at 4080 pieces. Release date is set for September 1st, 2016.



The set will be released onlien adn at LEGO retail locations. It is not known if it will be available at Disney Parks locations other than LEGO stores.



Pretty cool huh? I’d ask if you’re going to buy one, but I already know the answer…

29 de noviembre de 2016

VIDEO: Universal officially announces “an entire Nintendo world” for their theme parks!

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There was some serious hype created when Universal Parks revealed that they would be partnering with video game juggernaut Nintendo to develop…something, in some form. We all wanted to know what they had cooking, and at long last, we finally have an answer!
Now, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Universal Creative’s Mark Woodbury have finally taken to video to explain their vision for bringing the world of Mario and friends to life! What’s most important, it looks like Universal Orlando ResortUniversal Studios Hollywood, and Universal Studios Japan will all be getting Nintendo expansions — so everybody can enjoy!
The worlds are set to feature some amazing things, including:
  • Nintendo-themed areas are coming to Universal Studios Japan, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • These will be expansive, immersive and interactive. They’ll be highly themed and authentic environments filled with multiple attractions, shops and restaurants.
  • You’ll feel as if you’re playing inside your favorite games – in real life.
  • There will be something for everyone—regardless of their age or gaming experience level.
  • Planning and creative work on these areas is well underway; they will open separately over the next several years.



Universal promises “to bring the characters, action and adventure of Nintendo video games to life within Universal theme parks. And to do so in new and innovative ways that capture what makes them so special.”
Check out the video below:
Sure, details are still a little vague, but it looks like progress is well underway to bring players face-first into the world of Nintendo! For all things Universal Parks, stick with Inside the Magic!

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Love It Up News: Season 2 Episode 8: CUTE: Debby Ryan, Dove Cameron and Laura Marano Congratulate Zendaya.

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