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SeaWorld's Halloween SpooktacularSeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular
October 21, 2016
Halloween meets the sea each weekend during SeaWorld Orlando's Halloween Spooktacular. The family-friendly event immerses guests in an underwater "fantasea" with trick-or-treating, whimsical pumpkin fish, sea-themed arts and crafts, and up-close animal encounters.


Marvel Day at Sea on Select Disney Magic Sailings Fall 2017Marvel Day at Sea on Select Disney Magic Sailings Fall 2017
October 21, 2016
In 2017, Disney Cruise Line guests will unite and celebrate the epic adventures of the legendary Super Heroes and Super Villains from the Marvel Universe during a brand-new, day-long celebration: Marvel Day at Sea. The seven special voyages on the Disney Magic will depart from New York City in the fall of 2017.


Four Seasons Resort Hosting Three-Day CelebrationFour Seasons Resort Hosting Three-Day Celebration
October 20, 2016
This October 27-29, Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort will host a three-day celebration highlighting the Piemonte region of Italy. Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi, who hails from Torino, Italy, will bring Italian guest chefs in partnership from the Italian Food Style Education (IFSE) Culinary School in Italy to prepare an Italian culinary extravaganza as part of this event. A pop-up Italian Market will be offered featuring imported olive oils, wines, and housemade Italian pastries and desserts, and a special Italian coffee lounge will feature delicious lattes, cappuccinos and more on the outdoor terrace. Complimentary classes will also be offered to resort guests and to the public.


Florida First Responders Offered Discounted La Nouba TicketsFlorida First Responders Offered Discounted La Nouba Tickets
October 19, 2016
La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil is currently offering Florida first responders (police, firefighters and emergency medical service personnel) tickets at 39 percent savings on Category 2 tickets for themselves and up to five guests per show. With the discount, tickets for first responders are $49. Florida first responders can visit the La Nouba box office to take advantage of the savings (Florida emergency responder personnel ID required). The first responder offer is available for sale now for shows running through December 16.


Polar Bear Greeting Guests at the Coca-Cola StorePolar Bear Greeting Guests at the Coca-Cola Store
October 19, 2016
The Coca-Cola Polar Bear is now meeting guests daily at the Disney Springs Coca-Cola store from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.


Castaway Cay 5K!Castaway Cay 5K!
October 19, 2016
Just 11 weeks post knee replacement, Kristin bravely completed the Castaway Cay 5k. Read her story!


Pin Palooza Update:  Thanks to All! $10,895 was raised to fight Breast Cancer!Pin Palooza Update: Thanks to All! $10,895 was raised to fight Breast Cancer!
October 19, 2016
Pin Palooza - raising funds for the fight against breast cancer raised $10,895!


Dim Sum Brunch Now Available at MorimotoDim Sum Brunch Now Available at Morimoto
October 18, 2016
Dim Sum brunch is now available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs. You can make reservations by calling 407-939-6686.


Celebrate "Yelloween" at STK OrlandoCelebrate "Yelloween" at STK Orlando
October 18, 2016
STK Orlando at Disney Springs will host a "Yelloween" event on October 31, from 8 p.m. until midnight. The special evening will feature a two-hour open bar, light bites, drink specials, a live DJ and live-action performers on the restaurant's rooftop. Cost is $50 per person. Reservations can be made at 407-917-7440 or online.


PizzeRizzo Construction PhotosPizzeRizzo Construction Photos
October 18, 2016
Lots of details have emerged on the exterior of PizzeRizzo, opening later this year.


Pin Palooza Collectables TODAY at 1pm ETPin Palooza Collectables TODAY at 1pm ET
October 15, 2016
My next Pin Palooza fundraiser is fast approaching (October 15th). This is a great win -win opportunity for both of us. You get some great pins AND your entire purchase price is a direct donation to my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I pay for mailing to US and Canada.


Sneak Peek of Moana Playing at Disney California AdventureSneak Peek of Moana Playing at Disney California Adventure
October 14, 2016
A sneak peek of "Moana," Disney's next animated feature, opens October 14 at the Bug's Life Theater in Disney California Adventure. The preview will be presented in 3D with special in-theater effects. "Moana," which opens in theaters on November 23, is the story of an adventurous teenager, Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho), who meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker ("The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin," "The Princess and the Frog"), the film features music by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway's "Hamilton"), Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa'i.


Levy Restaurants Offering Deals During OctoberLevy Restaurants Offering Deals During October
October 14, 2016
Levy Restaurants is offering a special deals to its Levy Preferred members at certain Disney Springs restaurants during the month of October:

-- At Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe: Levy Preferred members can enjoy triple points Monday through Thursday for lunch or dinner.
-- At Portobello: Levy Preferred members who buy two entrees during lunch or dinner will receive a complimentary dessert.


Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM Starts at Studios November 14Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM Starts at Studios November 14
October 14, 2016
An all-new nighttime spectacular, "Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!," premieres at Disney's Hollywood Studios Nov. 14. On, above and around the Chinese Theater are state-of-the-art projections, special effects, fireworks and even snow. Adding to the immersive experience is a new musical score featuring familiar holiday tunes with an original twist. Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! will run from Nov. 14 to Dec. 31.


Elena of Avalor Joins Cinderella at Princess Fairytale Hall in November!Elena of Avalor Joins Cinderella at Princess Fairytale Hall in November!
October 14, 2016
Beginning November 24, Princess Elena of Avalor -- the first Disney princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures -- will begin to greet guests alongside other royal friends at Princess Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom.

At Princess Fairytale Hall, guests can choose between a meeting with Elena and Cinderella or a visit with Rapunzel and Tiana. You can make FastPass+ arrangements for dates that include Elena appearances starting October 14.

Princess Elena of Avalor first made her grand debut at Magic Kingdom back in August, with Cinderella officially welcoming her to the kingdom in "The Princess Elena Royal Welcome" show. This show will be performed several times a day on the Castle Forecourt Stage throughout the fall.


Food Trucks Added at Disneyland's Downtown DistrictFood Trucks Added at Disneyland's Downtown District
October 14, 2016
Three new food trucks are at Downtown Disney District during the weekends in October: The Habit has a range of burgers, along with fountain drinks and sides of French fries or onion rings; Dos Chinos offers a menu of fusion taco and burrito options, combining Mexican and Asian ingredients; BrewWings pairs chicken wings with such options as Belgian waffles and tater tots, along with a selection of grilled cheese sandwiches. The Habit Burger Grill and Dos Chinos taco truck will appear in Downtown Disney District on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 30, 2016. BrewWings will join the others most days over those same weekends. The trucks will be located in the Downtown Disney District valet loop the weekend of October 14-16; for October 21-23 and 28-30, they will move to the Downtown Disney District lawn between ESPN Zone, Earl of Sandwich and the Disneyland Hotel.


Disney Springs Features Halloween OfferingsDisney Springs Features Halloween Offerings
October 13, 2016
This month Disney Springs is featuring a number of Halloween offerings:

-- New photo backdrops, with designs that are not-too-spooky.
-- Extra entertainment, like a zombie drum corps, a strolling piano, the "Living Statues" decked out in their Halloween best, and resident mentalist Meraux.

-- Fall flavors at select locations, such as a "BOO Box" of decorated cupcakes at Sprinkles cupcake bakery; Cinnamon Apple Sweet Crepes at AristoCrepes; an Oktoberfest bratwurst at B.B. Wolf's Sausage Co.; and an Autumn Harvest Flatbread at Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar.
-- At Sephora, you can book a Halloween-inspired makeover with a professional makeup artist with any $50 purchase.
-- "Enjoy Your Face" offers Halloween-themed face painting in the Marketplace.


Muppet Mobile Lab at EpcotMuppet Mobile Lab at Epcot
October 13, 2016
A new version of the Muppet Mobile Lab is making appearances in Epcot's Future World. Muppets Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant Beaker drive their bicycle-like contraption around and interact with guests at random times throughout the day.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Muppet Mobile Lab was first tested at Epcot back in 2007. It has since traveled to other Disney parks. You can read the press release and our review of the previous Muppet Mobile Lab here:


Disney World to Host 2017 NFL Pro Bowl EventsDisney World to Host 2017 NFL Pro Bowl Events
October 12, 2016
The 2017 NFL Pro Bowl is coming to Orlando in January 2017. Walt Disney World Resort will host the Pro Bowl 5K Run, a celebratory parade featuring Pro Bowlers in Magic Kingdom and team practices at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The Pro Bowl itself will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Camping World Stadium. Registration for the Pro Bowl 5K Run and tickets for the Pro Bowl will be available beginning October 25. Check out for more information.


Halloween on the High Seas - Disney Cruise LineHalloween on the High Seas - Disney Cruise Line
October 12, 2016
My family and I just returned from a frightfully good time on the Disney Dream's Halloween on the High Seas three-night cruise. And although we are not new to Disney cruising, this was our first time celebrating Halloween onboard one of the ships. And we found it to be full of treats.