Frozen Games at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Now doesn’t this sound like some summer fun!

Beginning May 27, 2016, you can join Kristoff and Olaf  for the inaugural “Frozen” Games to be held at  Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park!

As members of Team Kristoff or Team Olaf, you will take part in such shenanigans (or events as they like to call them):

  • Ice Pail Relays where teams line up and pass pails of water to one another, trying to be the first to fill a container at the end.
  • A “Snowball” Toss  – in Florida?  Well actually pairs will compete in a snow-themed water balloon toss.
  • Ski Pole Limbo, a snowy twist on traditional limbo—using a ski pole as the limbo bar!  How low can you go?
  • Slide Races that allow teams to race down one of the signature water slides at Blizzard Beach. Who has ever raced down a snow hill on a toboggan?

Your team leaders, Olaf and Kristoff will be on hand, appearing on the Observation Deck near Summit Plummet to take part in the opening and closing ceremonies and giving updates on their teams’ progress throughout the day.

You can sign-up for this all-day event upon arrival at the park entrance. All activities are included in regular admission to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.

Disney After Hours at the Magic Kingdom


How much are you willing to pay for an After Hours Event at the Magic Kingdom?  Is $149 plus tax per person really worth it?

Disney After Hours, a new, lMK at nightate-night separate ticketed experience is underway at Magic Kingdom Park and it’s offering guests an experience like never before, or so the website says.  For 3 hours you can experience 25 different attractions in the Magic Kingdom with little or no wait. While this ticket allows you to enter the park at 7 pm to enjoy dining, evening entertainment like fireworks, the “Celebrate the Magic” nighttime projection show and the Main Street Electrical Parade, your After Hours Event does not officially begin until the park closes for regular paying guests.  This means that for the first hour or so you are still sharing the park with guests who have not paid for the After Hours Event.  While, they will not be able to get into an attraction line without the special pass, if they are in line, or just walking around it will be up to the Cast Members to usher them towards the Exits.  This is similar to how any of the separate hard ticket parties work in the Magic Kingdom.

Included in your admission price is unlimited Ice Cream Novelty bars and bottled beverages.  Not sure if it is still worth the cost?  Here are 5 reasons why it might be the event for you and your family

1. Access to Attractions with little to no wait – More than 25 attractions remain open during Disney After Hours. A limited number of tickets are sold for each event night, meaning significantly shorter – or maybe even no lines! – Disney has not released the number of tickets that will be sold, but it is my understanding that it will be significantly less than the MNSSHP and MVMCP tickets.

2. Park Access – While the Event begins after regular park closing, your ticket allows admission earlier. The Disney After Hours ticket allows you in the park at 7 p.m. so you can enjoy the evening parade and fireworks. So, if you wanted to spend your day at another park and don’t have the Park Hopper Option on your Theme Park Tickets, this is one way to “hop” on over to the Magic Kingdom.

3. Meet Characters – both Mickey Mouse and Disney princesses are available for photo ops, usually again with much shorter lines.  Do your children want that elusive picture with their beloved Character, this may be the chance you have been waiting for.

4. Amazing photo ops – Have you ever wanted to take that perfect picture of your favorite attraction lit up at night? The perfect family picture in front of Cinderella’s Castle without a crowd behind you? Smaller crowds may make that possible.

5. Ice cream included – Mickey Premium Bar lovers won’t want to miss out on this part of the night. Beverages are also included.  How many Mickey Bars can you really eat?

If you have gone to this After Hours Event, let us know your opinion?

Tickets Now Available for Holiday Special Events at Magic Kingdom Park

While summer is about to awaken at Walt Disney World® Resort, it’s never too early to start planning for fall and fun-filled special event nights at Magic Kingdom® Park.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns for 29 nights of spooktacular fun beginning Sept. 2, featuring encore performances of last year’s new hit show “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular.”

Plus, Disneyis hard at work on another new show for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” will make its debut for the 2016 holiday season. In this all-new show, Mickey and his pals invite some of their friends for an unforgettable Christmas party filled with music, dancing, color and fun. You can look forward to seeing Woody and Jessie from “Toy Story,” Fantasyland friends such as Peter Pan and Snow White, and many more.

Presented on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, this new show features special effects, magical projections and festive holiday music.

Tickets are on sale now for 2016 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $72 for adults and $67 for children (3-9).
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $86 for adults and $81 for children (3-9).
  • Pricing varies by date.  Contact your travel planner for specific date pricing.

Adventures by Disney Winter in Wyoming 2017 Departures Now Available

Adventures by Disney® is excited to once again offer departures of the Winter in Wyoming trip. This enchanting itinerary showcases the breathtaking beauty and stunning natural wonders of winter in Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park.

Wouldn’t you like to dash through the snow-covered countryside on a dog sled, soak in the invigorating waters of Granite Hot Springs or discover the glory of winter in Yellowstone National Park with its snow-covered mountains, steaming geysers and majestic wildlife roaming the countryside?

This 5-day/4-night winter adventure departs on Jan. 14, 2017 and Feb. 12, 2017.

New Character Greeting Experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Beginning this week, you can join some of your favorite Disney characters as they live out their Hollywood dreams in two new character greeting experiences.

In Celebrity Spotlight, located in the park’s Echo Lake district, You are invited to meet that lovable snowman Olaf, from Disney’s blockbuster film “Frozen.” Olaf is living his dream “In Summer,” chilling on the beach and ready to give warm hugs to all his new friends.

Just around the bend on Commissary Lane, you will find “Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams.” Here, you will discover Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, living the dream as A-list Hollywood stars. You can walk the red carpet and step right into a scene with Minnie, where she appears as a Tinsel Town starlet in a ritzy setting straight out of a lush and colorful musical extravaganza. Next, you can join Mickey in a scene from “Fantasia,” where he’s portraying his iconic role of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

Olaf is in the Celebrity Spotlight now, while “Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams” makes its debut on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

Paddlefish Opens in Fall 2016 at Disney Springs

Fulton’s Crab House, the steamboat currently under refurbishment at Disney Springs™, will reopen this fall as Paddlefish after a bow-to-stern transformation.


Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, Paddlefish will serve fresh seafood, steaks and chops, a catch of the day and composed seafood entrees such as lobster risotto with poached Maine lobster, saffron and Meyer lemon oil and redfish with coconut milk, crab broth, tomato, peppers, and ginger. Fan favorites, including Florida stone crab, Alaskan King and Queen crab, and lobster corn dogs will return.

Plus, a fun new addition is lobster guacamole made tableside with Maine Lobster, chilies, cilantro, lime and tortilla chips. And, there’s a “build-your-own-boil” allowing Guests to pick their own ingredients and seasonings

The sleek modern design of Paddlefish includes a new rooftop lounge, open until 2 a.m., with spectacular views of Disney Springs and the water. The lounge will have a separate menu of eclectic dishes perfect for sharing.

Restaurant Spotlight – Garden Grill

Do you enjoy farm fresh produce? Have you ever taken the boat ride Living with the Land? Did you know you that you can partake is some delightfully delicious farm fresh produce you see on this attraction? That’s right!! You can!!
In the Land Pavilion in Epcot, you can not only see how Disney is working with farmers to help in the production of food, but you can taste of their fruits of labor at the Garden Grill restaurant. The Garden Grill is located on the top floor of the Land Pavilion straight across from the entrance. Your meal is an all-you-care-to eat, family style meal, served while slowly revolving around the restaurant. Start you meal with a Basket of Warm Bread with Orange Blossom Honey Butter and a “Living with the Land” Harvest Farmers Salad. Your entries are Filet of Beef, Turkey Breast an a Fish of the day all complimented with Garden Fresh Vegetables and Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes. YUM!!
Oh, did I mention that Chip n Dale and Mickey Mouse all dressed out in their farmer wear to make sure you are enjoying your meal.
If you haven’t tried this restaurant, it is a treat and reservations are recommended!