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Goodbye Illuminations, Hello Epcot Forever

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Featured | 0 comments

Goodbye Illuminations, Hello Epcot Forever

Illuminations: Reflections of Earth’s 20 Year Run is set to end on September 30th, 2019 to make way for Epcot’s new nighttime spectacular, “Epcot Forever” scheduled to run into 2020 when Disney debuts the next nighttime spectacular yet to be named. This is all part of the transformation taking place at Epcot over a few years. “Epcot forever” will have everything you would expect from Disney, fireworks, lasers, lighting, choreographed special effects kites, and stirring music. According to wdwnews.com the show will spark major nostalgia using music from around Epcot since it opened in 1982. Which fun fact, this new show is set to debut on the 37th anniversary of Epcot which opened October 1, 1982. “‘Epcot Forever’ is a celebration of what Epcot has been and what Epcot is going to become,” said Alan Bruun, show director for Disney Parks Live Entertainment. “Music is the star of the show, and we use songs going back to the very beginnings of Epcot to music in the park today – from attractions, spectaculars and other shows – and put them into a fireworks spectacular on the lagoon every night. Guests are going to hear music they know and love but in a whole new way.” Keep your eye on Epcot over the next couple years. The development taking place is at a rate unlike what we have seen in the past. Other plans for development at Epcot: Guardians of the Galaxy one of the worlds longest enclosed roller coasters in the world. Play Pavilion which will be kind of like Innoventions with games and hands on activities in an interactive city.The main entrance at Epcot will be getting updatedRemy’s Ratatouille Adventure attraction in France Pavilion like the one in Disneyland. SEE...

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Disney Vlog: “Disney Junior Breakfast and Animation Onboard” Disney Cruise on Disney Wonder with Michael Kay

Posted by on Dec 21, 2018 in Michael Kay, Vlogs | 0 comments

Disney Vlog: “Disney Junior Breakfast and Animation Onboard” Disney Cruise on Disney Wonder with Michael Kay

Day 6 of the Father/Son Disney Very Merrytime Christmas Cruise is here and it was quite a day at sea! We took some extra fun photos saw movies and even became guest animators! UP NEXT: DAY 7 PREVIOUSLY: DAY 5 of Michael Kay’s Christmas Cruise with his Father on the Disney Wonder “Stuck Between the Disney Wonder and the Disney Dream” Day 6 Begins with Breakfast at Animators Palate Michael and his dad start their day at Animators Palate for a very special Disney Junior breakfast. The breakfast is mostly meant for kids but all can enjoy while Disney Junior Characters come around. Michael notices everyone wearing napkin hats and wonders if that’s a right of passage that he will learn about. They ordered their food and it was brought out to their table in about 2 minutes. Michael was impressed that he got basically a walk in reservation because they didn’t book it before the cruise. Jokingly but seriously Michael says he needs to do a diet when he gets home which is a nod to all the wonderful yummy food he has eating aboard the Disney Wonder. Movie and Lunch Michael and his dad head to on board theater to see Incredibles 2. After the movie they head to lunch at Cabanas and get some seafood. Michael makes mention that Seafood corner might just be his favorite. Michael shows off his new pin for a Tron Light Cycle and it’s a limited edition of only 300 other pins made. Next they are off to their favorite place on the ship, the Ice Cream machine lol. Michael meets Mickey and Mickey is in his Christmas gear and Michael in his tropical clothes. Michael mentions one of the plans for the day which is Frozen the stage show. Michael comments on sea days and how there is so much to do that he really enjoys the sea days on a Disney Cruise. There is magic to be found on the ship. Michael meets Minnie Mouse. Next Michael comments to the level of service on the Disney Wonder. He says the service is perfect. Showtime for the Frozen Stage Show on the Disney Wonder Showtime for the Frozen Stage Show. Michaels favorite show on the Disney Cruise. Michaels dad is blown away. He said that after the first part the show picked up and he loved it. He said no matter how many boat trips you have to take you need to see Frozen, on the Disney Wonder, and Beauty and the Beast, on the Disney Dream. Bubble Gum Smoothie Time for a new drink.  The drink of the day is the Bubble Gum smoothie. Michael tries it and enjoys it. He said it’s kind of a weird thing because you want to chew it since it tastes like bubble gum. It is a paid treat (about 6 or 7 bucks) so Michael says he wouldn’t get it every day but maybe once a cruise he’d get it. Michaels dad’s favorite place to hang out on the boat is Cove Cafe Adults Only area where it’s nice and quiet. Michael has a hard time getting him away from that location. It’s hard to believe there is only two nights left on the cruise. Relaxing Some More at Cove Cafe Characters and...

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Today is a BIG DAY in Disney History December 21st

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in Disney History | 0 comments

Today is a BIG DAY in Disney History December 21st

From the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the filing of Walt Disney’s Last Will and Testament to the Acquisition of Lucasfilm, December 21st is a big day in Disney History.

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Disney Vlog: “The Southernmost Point in the USA! Exploring Key West” Disney Cruise on Disney Wonder with Michael Kay

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in Michael Kay, Vlogs | 0 comments

Disney Vlog: “The Southernmost Point in the USA! Exploring Key West” Disney Cruise on Disney Wonder with Michael Kay

Day 3 of the Very Merrytime Father/Son Cruise VLOG is here! It was an amazing day, from the Santa Winter Snowball to the exploration of Key West, we had quite an adventure! We also had the best piece of key lime pie EVER! UP NEXT: DAY 4 OF MICHAEL KAY’S CHRISTMAS CRUISE ON THE DISNEY WONDER 2018 “SO CLOSE TO CASTAWAY KEY” Day 3 of Michael Kay’s Christmas Cruise on the Disney Wonder with his father began with a beautiful sunrise from the ship. Michael expresses his love for starting his day with a sunrise on the Disney Cruise. Michael shows the guides in his room. One of the options is to see the southern most point of the United States, Key West. Michael and his dad head to breakfast at Cabanas. Michael tries something new at breakfast; Salmon in the the scrambled eggs and is pleasantly surprised. They eat breakfast on deck where they joke about how they forget that it’s December because it’s so beautiful out where they are. After breakfast they head to a meet and greet with Captain America. Captain America turned out to be one of the longer meet and greets Michael had experienced on a Disney Cruise. 43 minutes ends up being THE longest line for a meet and greet on a Disney cruise. At the point of this Cruise Michael has been on two others making this Christmas cruise aboard the Disney Wonder his 3rd Disney Cruise. They head back to their room to gather themselves and get ready to get off the ship for a day in Key West. They arrive 35 minutes early and are clear to go ashore at that earlier time. They begin their excursion on land with the southern most point of Key West. Michael comments on how nice it is to be on a cruise that goes to US ports and not having to worry about passports and what not. After they exit the Disney Wonder they board a bus and head to the southern most tip of the USA. Afterwards they head back near the ship to do some shopping and get some key lime pie. Michael comments on why he didn’t get off the ship on his last cruise in Nassau. For him he just enjoyed being on the ship. Michael said that Kermits in the Florida Keys has THE best Key Lime Pie. After a nice morning off the ship they head back to the ship to enjoy what the Disney Wonder has to offer. First they head to the Jacuzzi and pool. Michael has the entire pool to himself. Pro Tip: If you want the pool or other amenities on board the ship to yourself or as close to to yourself as will allow then use port day to do those things on the ship. Michael gets a few slices of pizza to tide him over until dinner later. Next they plan to go see the Winter Ball, a Christmas show in the atrium. Michael watches the first show from the 4th deck and plans to watch the 10:15 show from the main deck to get to see it from a couple different vantage points. There was a good sized crowd for the first show. Santa showed up at the end and...

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Disney Vlog: “So Close to Castaway Cay!” Disney Cruise on Disney Wonder with Michael Kay

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in Michael Kay, Vlogs | 0 comments

Disney Vlog: “So Close to Castaway Cay!” Disney Cruise on Disney Wonder with Michael Kay

Day 4 of our Father Son Very Merrytime Disney Cruise Adventure was totally unique. We were scheduled to go to castaway cay and Captain Henry and his entire crew tried everything they could to make port….but…(watch to find out)   UP NEXT: DAY 5 OF MICHAEL KAY’S CHRISTMAS CRUISE ON THE DISNEY WONDER 2018 “STUCK BETWEEN THE DISNEY DREAM AND THE DISNEY WONDER”   Day 4 of Michael Kay’s Christmas Cruise Begins! Day four of Michael Kay’s Christmas cruise with his father begins a rainy day.  Michael stays positive and hopeful that the rain with go away. Off to a rough start Captain Henry comes over the speaker for an announcement for some important information.  First he announces that they are late in approaching their island by about 20 minutes due to a generator failure.  Then he announces that there are no guarantees that they will be able to dock on the island today due to northwest winds which are the least favorable. Again Michael stays positive and hopeful.  Sure he is a bit heart broken but he looks forward to the future and keeps on smiling.  This an important thing to keep in mind on a Disney Cruise is that there are some circumstances that are just out of Disney’s control like the weather.  I can imagine it was saddening considering Castaway Cay is one of the highlights if not the highlight of a Disney cruise.  Not only was Michael not able to visit the island this day but they were so close that he could actually see the island from the ship. Kudos to Michael for staying so positive in such a moment. Michael and his dad head down to breakfast in their swimsuits and enjoy a large plate full of yummy food. They sit next to window are able to see Castaway Cay as they go by it. As Michael watches out the window he can see that the waters are rough. He and his father wait patiently as they sit near the island in hopes that they will still be able to dock. First Attempt to Dock at Castaway Cay Failed but there’s still hope Captain Henry announces that the first attempt to dock failed and that they are going to wait about an hour and try again. Yet again Michael stays positive that the most important thing is that they are safe. He keeps his perspective that he’s happy and smiling at the very fact that he’s on a Disney cruise even if he doesn’t get to go to Castaway Cay. As they wait for the second attempt they go to the Disney Character meet and greets on board. Michael and his father make a prediction that if they do not get to go to Castaway Cay today that they might get another chance after they go to Nassau. Michael meets Donald as Captain Henry sets up to make the second attempt to dock at the island. Michael is so close to the island that he can see the Christmas tree. As Michael waits on deck watching the second attempt he is more hopeful as the ocean waves look calmer and he sees Cast Members on the pier ready to receive them. They inch closer and closer and just when they were within a...

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Disney Vlog: Day 5 “Stuck Between the Disney Dream and the Disney Wonder” Disney Cruise on Disney Wonder with Michael Kay

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in Christmas, Michael Kay, Vlogs | 0 comments

Disney Vlog: Day 5 “Stuck Between the Disney Dream and the Disney Wonder” Disney Cruise on Disney Wonder with Michael Kay

Day 5 of the father/son Disney Very Merrytime Christmas cruise on the Disney Wonder was magical. Not only did we get a chance to see more of the ship, but we parked right next to another Disney cruise ship, the Disney Dream. – Michael Kay PREVIOUS VIDEO: SO CLOSE TO CASTAWAY CAY DAY 4 OF MICHAEL KAY’S CHRISTMAS CRUISE Nassau Bahamas Port This episode of Michael Kay’s Vlog starts off in Nassau Bahamas.  Michael and his father begin with breakfast at Cabana’s.  While eating breakfast aboard the Disney Wonder they have a wonderful view of the Disney Dream docked directly next to their boat.  Even the crew was excited to see the Disney Dream docked next to them.  Michael speculates that it’s rare for Disney cruise ships to be docked next to each other often. Michael and His Dad Enjoying Some Coffee Michael and his father enjoy some coffee drinks with some very cool designs of Mickey and Simba on top of them.  Michaels dad was hesitant to pay the extra money for the coffee but after tasting his he said it was worth it. Michael touring the Disney Wonder As Michael tours us through the ship he shows us some previews of the Bibbidy Bobbity Boutique, the Oceanier club and more.  Being that they are on a cruise in the winter time the boat is less crowded especially in areas like the pool and outdoor parts of the ship. Michael points out some difference between the Disney cruise ships as well as the adult Jacuzzi’s. Another noticeable difference is the aquaduck water slide that you can see on the Disney Dream.  Each ship has unique amenities and things to do so Michael shares his excitement to visit each of the various Disney cruise ships. Michael In Between the Disney Wonder and the Disney Dream Michael gets off the Disney Wonder to take some video between the two ships.  In the Michael Kay style he shares his excitement of just being in between the two ships and being grateful that he has the opportunity to see them both at the same time. Michael gets back on board the ship and grabs and ice cream cone and some delicious looking food. Will Michael and his Dad make it back to Castaway Cay? Throughout the video Michael expresses his hopes to go back to Castaway Cay however a Cast Member informs him that due to bad weather they will not be going back.  According to the Cast Member they were scheduled to go back on the day of the filming of this vlog however there was no chance of that due to the weather.  The Dream docked next to them is scheduled to go the following day and due to the weather forecast they only have about a 50/50 chance that they are going to be able to go. Checking out the spa Michael and his dad are given a pass to preview the spa and decided that it wasn’t as good as the Dreams.  The Dreams rain forest room is the parallel magical experience they were hoping to find aboard the Wonder.  They were going to just go but decided to take a look at it before committing to a session.  They were glad they did and recommend to check...

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Walt Disney World Quiz

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Disney Quiz, Walt Disney World | 0 comments

Walt Disney World Quiz

Think you know Walt Disney World Resort and Theme Parks?  This 10 Question Quiz Should Be Easy For You.

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Free Refills at Walt Disney World

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Animal Kingdom, Dining, Drinking, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World | 0 comments

Free Refills at Walt Disney World

Can you get free refills on soft drinks at Walt Disney World?  Some places do and some places don’t.  Sometimes if you just ask a Cast Member politely they will refill your drink no matter where you are but this is not a guarantee. Some locations policy is free refills any time. Free Refills at Epcot Electric Umbrella Sunshine Seasons Free Refills at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Satuli Restaurantosaurus Free Refills at Magic Kingdom Be Our Guest for lunch Free Refills at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Backlot Express Free refills of Blue Sky Black Cherry cane sugar soda at the Baseline Tap House Do you know of any other locations that do free refills? Comment...

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The Future of Laundry at Walt Disney World

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Disney Resorts, Resorts, Walt Disney World | 0 comments

The Future of Laundry at Walt Disney World

The future is already here!  Did you know the laundry machines at Walt Disney World can be monitored for availability? That’s right you can see what the availability of the laundry machines are right from any web browser. http://classic.laundryview.com/disneyworld/ is the link you go to check the machines that are available or in use which means you can also keep an eye on your load. Pretty cool that they have this on property. Just one more thing to make your trip a little more magical. Especially during the busier times of the year you would not want to walk all the way down to the laundry room with your laundry expecting an open washer just to find out they are all in use. This way you can see if there are any available washers and dryers, monitor the time left on your washer or dryer and if they are all in use you can see when they are about to be finished so you can make sure you are next in line. To learn more about laundry services available at Walt Disney World Click HERE...

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Mosquitos at Walt Disney World

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Disney University, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World | 0 comments

Mosquitos at Walt Disney World

Interesting video about how Walt Disney World keeps the mosquitoes to a minimum.  They use a handful of interesting techniques that are focused so they are not just spraying and praying the whole property.  They do research to determine which areas will need the most control.  They use methods that are being used all over the place so it’s not anything specific to Disney…and...

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