May 13

Car Masters Weekend Returns to Downtown Disney Next Month

Downtown Disney Car Masters Weekend 2013Car Masters Weekend, now in its third year, is the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day as Downtown Disney West Side hosts a classic car show with a modern twist June 14-16, 2013. Featuring all things “Cars,” the event showcases more than 150 classic, muscle and exotic cars; a chance for guests to meet “Cars 2″ stars Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile; and special appearances by automotive designer Chip Foose and Disney-Pixar “Cars” filmmaker Jay Ward. Completing the car-nucopia of events, fans may purchase tickets for a ”Cars” & “Cars 2″ movie marathon at AMC Downtown Disney 24, “test drive” Ridemakerz “Cars” models, and enjoy caricatures, themed food and beverage, live entertainment and more. Entertainment subject to change.

Feb 13

NASCAR Driver Kurt Busch Poses with Piston Cup Driver Lightning McQueen

NASCAR Driver Kurt Busch Disney

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch (middle), his girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and Driscoll’s eight-year-old son Houston pose with Lightning McQueen, the race car character from the Disney-Pixar “Cars” films, February 18th, 2013, at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World Resort. One of the themed wings of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort features 480 family suites themed to the “Cars” films. Busch, a former NASCAR champion, will race his #78 Furniture Row Chevrolet in this weekend’s “Daytona 500.”

Nov 12

Dates for the 2013 20th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

20th epcot flower and garden festival 2013

The Fab Five are having a party, and everyone’s invited to join the fun during the 20thEpcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 6-May 19, 2013 at Walt Disney World Resort.  Colorful, whimsical topiaries of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto and Donald Duck will welcome topiary Daisy to their Epcot front-entrance celebratory barbecue.  The 14-foot-tall topiary Goofy will bobble an anniversary cake while Donald and Daisy play badminton, Mickey fires up the grill, Pluto swipes a link of hot dogs and Minnie chills out on a colorful blanket of blossoms.

And that’s just the festival opener.  New topiaries, gardens, children’s play areas and interactive gardening seminars will set the stage for 75 days of festival fun as Disney’s horticulture team revs up for its 20th year of beautiful blooms and creative whimsy.

For the first year ever, Mike and Sully from Disney/Pixar “Monsters Inc.” will join the festivities with their Disney/Pixar “Monsters University” topiary on the walkway from Future World to the park’s World Showcase.  A new Disney/Pixar “Cars” playground– Radiator Springs–brings favorite movie characters to life in topiary on the Test Track Walkway.  And 2013′s Fawn’s Butterfly House flits to life with hundreds of butterflies and eight fairy topiaries including Tinker Bell, Fawn, Vidia and Terrence.

The opening weekend Flower Power Concert Series at America Gardens Theatre will present fan favorite Micky Dolenz (“I’m a Believer”) March 8-10.  Other pop acts set to perform include Chubby Checker & the Wildcats, The Guess Who, Paul Revere & The Raiders and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone.

More than 100 topiaries, 240 floating mini-gardens, dozens of flower towers and sweeping beds of multi-colored blooms will add floral splendor to the park landscape.  Daily hands-on gardening seminars, HGTV celebrity presentations, and other Festival Center events will offer innovative ideas, design tips and gardening know-how to park guests.

Aug 12

Disney Pixar Cars Birthday Cake

Teddy scored a Piston Cup finish with this “Cars” birthday cake featuring Mater and Lightning McQueen to name a few. Made lovingly by Lizzie Bee’s Bakery.

Disney Pixar Cars Birthday Cake


Jul 12

Disney Pixar “Cars” Take Flight Toy Giveaway Valued at $73.48

Disney Pixar Cars Take Flight Toy PackageDisney Every Day has teamed up with Disney Living to offer this high flying Disney toy giveaway!

From the raceway to the runway, “Cars” is taking flight!  Disney is proud to announce a brand new twist on their hit movie launching this August. Cars Take Flight will feature everyone’s favorite “Cars” characters taking to the skies and proving that not only airplanes can fly.

This giveaway includes:

  1. Lightning McQueen Hawk by Mattel ($43.99) With exciting transformation play, Lightning McQueen converts from a car into an airplane with wings. In driving mode Lightning McQueen has driving sounds and phrases. Once transformed into a plane he reveals rocker booster lights and fun projectiles. Lightning McQueen Hawk features built-in sensors so his phrases and sound effects respond to kids’ movements. Kids will love reliving animated scenes and creating new “air-ventures” with this beloved character. Ages 4+
  2. Cars Toon Mater on the Moon Die Cast Set – 3-Pc. ($19.50) Fans of the snaggle-toothed pick-up will enjoy out of this world fun with this Mater on the Moon Die Cast Set. Inspired by the Mater’s Tall Tales episode, this detailed collectible set includes Moon Mater, Autonaut McQueen and Impala XIII.
  3. Air Mater and Other Tall Tales 3D Book ($9.99) Children ages 3-7 can read about Mater as he blasts off into space, becomes a private eye, and learns to fly in this fantastic hardcover storybook that includes 3-D images on every page and a pair of 3-D glasses! This eye-popping follow-up to Mater’s Tall Tales and Heavy Metal Mater & Other Tall Tales is a must-have for all fans of Disney/Pixar Cars and Cars Toons.

Open to US residents 18 and older living in the continental United States. Here’s how to enter…

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