Archives for March 2012

Disney’s Fantasy cruise ship maiden voyage this weekend

Disney's Fantasy cruise ship voyage

It’s been a long time coming, but Disney’s Fantasy cruise ship maiden voyage will finally be this weekend, March 30th! That’s not to say that it has just been sitting at dock all this time.

Disney’s newest cruise ship was christening in New York City on March 1. Since that time it has been undergoing many practice runs with Disney families and travel-industry associates.

making sure everything works on a giant cruise ship like this takes a lot of time and work. Disney’s Fantasy cruise ship is much like it’s sister ship, the Disney Dream.
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Lake Buena Vista Factory stores spring shopping event

Lake Buena Vista factory stores shopping event

For those who love to shop or like finding bargains I wanted to let you know about the Lake Buena Vista Factory stores spring shopping event! This huge place has dozens of great shops with major brand names.

You can find stores like The Gap outlet, Eddie Bauer outlet, Nike factory store, Fossil, Old Navy outlet and many other stores in this great outside type mall area.

Lake Buena Vista Factory stores is located at 15657 S Apopka Vineland Rd (SR 535) Orlando, FL 32821. It’s just 2 miles from downtown Disney marketplace and right next to I-4.
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First part of new Fantasyland at Disney’s Magic Kingdom open

New Fantasyland rides at Disney now open

Most Disney fans may or may not know that Fantasyland at Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park has been going through some makeovers. New attractions are being built and long time rides are being moved and touched up.

Well one of the first sections of the new Fantasyland has opened, just in time for the spring breakers. The new Dumbo ride and Goofy’s Barnstormer roller coaster are both now open with a new look.

They both do the same thing as they always did. But the Dumbo ride has a new color theme to it, with some different scenes painted on the ride. Golden storks also are on the top of the ride.
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Daytona beach bike week picture gallery!

Bike week 2012 picture gallery

Well I made it up to the Daytona beach bike week for 2012, which ends this Sunday. The day I went was beautiful, sunny and not too hot or cold. Now most bikers want to go down to Main Street during bike week.

That is where all the bars, food shacks, biker shops and wet T shirt contest are going on! It’s also where all the bikers drive up and down the road, letting everyone see all the different kinds of bikes everyone has.

But it’s also damn crowded, and as someone who goes to the local theme parks a lot, I have my fill of crowds! So my favorite place to go during bike week is at the Daytona speedway, where they have the Daytona 500 races.
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Re-done Spider Man ride at Universal Studios running again!

Re-done spiderman ride now running!

For all you Spiderman ride fans, I’m happy to say they have finished re-doing the ride at Universal Studios and it’s now running again! They closed it down for a complete overhaul not long ago.

Basically they have updated the projection screen to high definition, so everything looks better with more detail. The basic plot remains the same, but with new scenes and a little bit different layout.

It also has a new sound system and a 3D projection. So combined it really makes it quite a bit different than the old ride and so it will be like going on it for the first time.
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Universal Studio’s Grad Bash party 2012!

Universal Studio's grad bash party for 2012!

With high school graduation just around the corner, many seniors around the country are already thinking of ways to get their “grad groove” on.

Orlando theme parks are a favorite destination for grad nights, and this year, Universal is offering an amazing event for soon-to-be-graduates. It’s called Universal’s Grad Bash ’12, and it promises to be an amazing party!

Guests at Grad Bash will have access to not just one great park, but two: Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios. You’ll have five different dates from which to choose for your grad night festivities, including April 20, 21, 27, and 28, along with May 4.
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Fly in and see Disney’s Epcot flower and garden festival 2012!

Disney's Epcot flower and garden festival

Soon it will be time for Disney’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival for 2012! This is a great annual event and many fly in from all over the world to be a part of it.

If you’re a landscape and gardening enthusiast, you probably watch the HGTV channel pretty regularly. Now you can get in on the scene in person when HGTV hosts the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. The dates for the events will take place beginning March 7, 2012, and will continue through May 20.

You will want to check out the best flights to Florida deals you can find and be a part of this popular annual Disney event. There will be lots of experts on hand to help you with landscaping ideas, gardening designs, and ways to improve the looks of your yard and your home’s exterior.

Some of the experts you’ll recognize from your favorite HGTV shows, and others will be from the University of Florida. You’ll even have a chance to pose your questions to the pros. Different topics are discussed daily, ranging from floral arrangements to garden insects.

You’ll love all the displays at the festival, too. Some of these include bonsai gardens, spice and herb plants, orchids, and a lovely English tea garden. Your visit will be enhanced with some famous musical talents in the Flower Power Concert Series.

Among the performers will be Starship, The Guess Who, Jose Feliciano, The Spinners, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Chubby Checker and the Wildcats, The Turtles, members of Electric Light Orchestra, The Monkey’s Davy Jones, Herman’s Hermits, and Three Dog Night’s Chuck Negron.

Kids will have a blast at this event, too. They’ll especially enjoy the whimsical topiary presentations of their favorite Disney characters. They’ll also love the Butterfly House and the Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden, which includes play structures just for kids.

The youngsters can find even more play structures at Let’s Get Moving, which is located at the Imagination Walkway. So book your flight now and come down to enjoy Disney’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival for 2012!

Daytona Beach bike week 2012!

Daytona beach bike week 2012

Well once again it will soon be time for the Daytona Beach Bike Week for 2012! This year it runs from March 9th to the 18th 2012. That’s about a week later than normal.

There is nothing like the sight and sound of over 150,000 motorcycles all going in one place! This year there may be even more than that, it’s always hard to say.

The weather should be pretty good this year as it has been warmer than normal here in Florida. So just what types of people go to bike week? Surprising most of them are family types with kids and pets with them.
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