Archives for February 2013

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2013

Disney's flower and garden festival 2013

The 20th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will boost flowering fun and culinary creations to a whole new level. The event runs from March 6 through May 19 and boasts whimsical topiary displays featuring your Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Pluto and other popular characters.

Guests will discover a new garden and children’s play area inspired by the Disney film “Oz the Great and Powerful,” admire colorful garden displays, and attend weekend concerts.

Disney’s own wonderful landscaping is enhanced by illuminated gardens, new topiary additions, and Disney character-shaped shrubs.
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Disney’s Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights picture gallery

Disney Hollywood Studios Christmas pictures

Each year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park they turn a few streets into a gigantic Christmas lights display. It’s the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights display, over 6 million Christmas lights!

They also play music which the lights dance to every 15 minutes or so. Plus you even get to see some fake snow falling on you. I took some pictures of this years show for 2012.

You can see them all below. Pictures really can’t do justice to this amazing display however, they look much better in person. The dancing lights set to music is really something to see also.

But the picture gallery below gives you a little taste of what to expect. If you visit Walt Disney World during the Christmas holidays I highly recommend you see the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Hollywood Studios! :)

To use this picture gallery of Disney’s the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, click on the first picture and the picture show will start. Click the arrow in the right bottom corner to go to the next picture. Click inside the picture at any time to exit the picture gallery. Hope you enjoy these pictures from Disney’s Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights 2012!

SeaWorld’s Bands, Brew & BBQ event for 2013

SeaWorld's Bands, brew and BBQ event

Take your family and friends, and enjoy the hottest weekends of the season! SeaWorld Orlando brings you the Bands, Brew & BBQ festival, an annual event that is held on Saturdays and Sundays, from Feb. 9 to March 17 2013.

If you enjoy country and classic rock music, you will love this fun-filled event! Over 100 specialty beer selections and dozens of food tents will be available for your enjoyment.

Party lovers who attend the SeaWorld Bands, Brew & BBQ festival will have access to incredible concerts with award winning artists, including Styx, The Beach Boys, Rodney Atkins with Uncle Kracker, Chris Young with Jerrod Niemann, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Third Eye Blind and other popular bands.
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Disney Christmas Electrical Parade Youtube video 2012

I took a lot of pictures and videos during the holidays at Disney. Frankly it’s very crowded during those times and I’d rather not be there. But it’s the only time you can get pictures and videos of the cool holiday decorations.

Above is a video I made of Disney’s Electrical Parade at the magic kingdom. It was during this years Christmas holiday. I don’t think it really changes that much from any time of the year.

I took this video right at the start of the parade as they come out of the back area in the front of the park. In hindsight it would have looked better if I had taken it in a different location.

I’ll do that next time! Anyways if you’ve never seen Disney’s Electrical parade at the Magic Kingdom, this gives you a good idea what to expect. It looks much better in person, a video really can’t do it Justice. Enjoy! :)

Disney’s Epcot Soarin’ ride review

Disney's Epcot Soarin' ride review

Soarin’ Over California is the newest ride addition to The Land pavilion at Disney’s Epcot. This hang-gliding simulator flies you over various landmarks of California. Many guests say that this is the most popular ride in the entire Walt Disney World theme park.

The attraction opened in 2005. Gentle tilting of the seats and wind effects create a simulated flying sensation. The three rows are designed to hold 87 guests. Two theaters double the capacity.

This popular ride uses state of the art technology to lift you 30 to 50 feet in the air while projecting panoramic images of the Golden State of California. The journey starts at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
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