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24
Nov 12

Behind the Scenes at Cinderella’s ‘Castle Dream Lights’ in the Magic Kingdom

Cinderella’s Holiday Wish and the Castle Dream Lights are a nightly holiday show and spectacle that lights up Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park with thousands of lights. Go behind-the-scenes with Creative Director Reed Jones to learn just what it takes to bring this show to life.


23
Nov 12

Photos from My Trip to Gaylord Palms ICE! Featuring DreamWorks’ Merry Madagascar

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry MadagascarLast weekend my family and I spent two glorious nights in a suite at Gaylord Palms Resort here in Orlando.  I was staying as part of the DreamWorks Experience which amongst many other things, included unlimited visits to ICE!  What’s ICE! you ask?  It’s a frozen wonderland hand-carved by 40 artisans from Harbin, China – the ice-sculpting capital of the world. The sculptures and ice slides are crafted from 2 million pounds of ice which have to be kept at a chilly 9 degrees.

Let me tell you, the DreamWorks Experience is a holiday vacation you can ONLY experience at the Gaylord Palms Resort. No other resort in Orlando can even come close!

I have lots more to share with you concerning my stay but for now let’s take a tour of this year’s ICE! Featuring DreamWorks’ “Merry Madagascar”….

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar

Where else in Central Florida can you take your kids to go ice sliding?

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar

Scenes from around the world surround the ice slides…

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar

My dad with the butter Sphinx…just kidding…it’s ice

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar

I like ta move it, move it!

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar

My favorite piece was this cascading tropical waterfall!

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar

And along with the whimsy…ICE! always ends with a traditional goodbye kiss…

2012 Gaylord Palms ICE featuring DreamWorks Merry Madagascar

For more info on ICE! and the DreamWorks Experience visit GaylordPalms.com or call 407-586-0000. The resort is located at 6000 W Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746…literally bordering the Walt Disney World Resort.

If you already have a vacation scheduled at Walt Disney World from now until January 1st, this would make a GREAT add-on experience to your Disney vacation. While you’re there be sure to tour the resort. You’ll be amazed by grounds!

Special thanks goes out to the Gaylord Palms Resort for complementary entry into ICE. I was not required to write this post. All opinions are my own.


23
Nov 12

Toy Soldier Auditions for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party


20
Nov 12

Santa Mater and Tractor Reindeer Welcome Christmas to Disneyland

This commercial features Mater as Santa being towed by his little tractors through the nighttime sky. As they fly through and above Disneyland Resort, both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are magically transformed for the holidays, bringing Holiday joy to everyone!


08
Nov 12

Limited Prep and Landing Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Disney released a special Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card for the 2012 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and they are continuing that tradition with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party as well. Check out the Prep and Landing card that will be available only at the party.

Prep and Landing Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card

According to the Disney Parks Blog, guests attending the party must show their party ticket and wristband at the Main Street Firehouse in order to get one. For more info on party dates and times check out my post on Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.