Mar 15

Amazing Capture: Fighter Jets Fly Over Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom

Blue Angels Fly Over Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom

In a special moment for Magic Kingdom guests, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, streaked across the skies above Cinderella Castle on March 19th, 2015 at Walt Disney World Resort. The flyover featured the Blue Angels six-jet F/A-18 Hornet Delta Formation making two dramatic passes above the Magic Kingdom, with Cinderella Castle as a focal point, en route to an air show in Florida.

Mar 15

Discounted runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Resort Room Rate at Hilton Bonnet Creek at Walt Disney World

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek at Walt Disney World

Holy cow! Hilton Bonnet Creek is running a ridiculously affordable deal on rooms for runners participating in the runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Resort!

Book Your Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Early and Save Big! Marathon Weekend Rate from $119/Night*. Book By March 31.

Book by March 31 for a rate starting at $119/NIGHT*
Book by May 31 for a rate starting at $139/NIGHT*
Book by August 31 for a rate starting at $149/NIGHT*
Rates after August 31 start at $159/NIGHT*

The Marathon Weekend Rate includes these exclusive offers:

  • Special rate on accommodations exclusive to marathon runners
  • A 2 pm late check-out time
  • 10% food & beverage savings card to be used during your stay

See a review of my Bonnet Creek Marathon Weekend experience here: Why You Should Book a runDisney Marathon Weekends Race Package at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek at Walt Disney World

To make a reservation, please visit www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com or www.waldorfastoriaorlando.com.

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Inside the gates of the Walt Disney World Resort
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln.
Orlando, FL 32821

Mar 15

Walt Disney World Announces 2015 24 Hour Event Date

Olaf 24 Hour Walt Disney World Event 2015

Inspired by the summer-loving snowman Olaf, Disney brought to life a warm summer scene complete with a Cinderella Castle made of sand in the middle of winter-weary Boston, Massachusetts on March 11th, 2015 to announce the “Coolest Summer Ever” at Walt Disney World Resort – starting with a 24-hour kickoff event at the Magic Kingdom. Surprised onlookers near historic Faneuil Hall were greeted by Olaf, from Disney’s hit animated film “Frozen,” and joined by playful beach-goers in summer attire with beach chairs and beach balls – all reminders of an exciting season of fun ahead at the theme parks. Magic Kingdom will launch “Coolest Summer Ever” with 24 hours of nonstop fun, May 22-23, 2015, featuring Disney character greetings, dance parties, specialty merchandise and surprises into the wee hours.

Mar 15

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens Food Review

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchen Menu Items

Hooray! It’s that time of year again! Time for the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival’s Outdoor Kitchens to start serving up delicious food and beverages to hungry theme park guests. Don’t worry…I’ve already done the leg work for you and sampled several of the offerings. You can see my full review with photos over on my other site “Where’s Amanda”.

Follow this link to see everything I ate and drank so far: Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchen Menu Item Photos and Review

Mar 15

New Shopping Locations Open at Downtown Disney as Progress Continues on Disney Springs

The Art of Shaving Downtown Disney Springs

Trendy new retail shops are just the beginning of an entirely re-imagined Downtown Disney. With everything from sun hats and stylish flip-flops to customized headphones and gluten-free cupcakes, Downtown Disney has become a shopper’s oasis for all to enjoy. The new offerings are part of an expansion that will double the number of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences available as the area transforms into Disney Springs.

New shopping at Downtown Disney includes:

The Art of Shaving Downtown Disney Springs

  • The Art of Shaving- A boutique retail offering that sells high-end shaving supplies and related grooming products for the modern man. Founded by a husband and wife in a Manhattan apartment, The Art of Shaving has grown to a worldwide organization. Guests can receive expert shaving advice on products and techniques, or make an appointment for a luxurious grooming experience at the Barber Spa.

Apex Sunglass Hut Downtown Disney Springs

  • Apex by Sunglass Hut- A first-of-its-kind sunglass store that was built with the athlete in mind. This retail location showcases the industry’s best selection of sport performance and lifestyle eyewear including Oakley, Ray-Ban, and Under Armour. In order for guests to choose a lens to best suit their needs, Apex has developed environmental simulators so guests can test out how a specific lens will perform under a variety of light conditions.

Chapel Hats Downtown Disney Springs

  • Chapel Hats – A fashion forward shop that specializes in an assortment of hats for guests of all ages.  The location carries stylish hats including fedoras, cowboy hats, floppy hats, outdoors hats, kid’s hats and more. Every Chapel Hats location is themed to a different time period and is built by using old pieces of shops, factories, schools, pubs and The Downtown Disney location is themed to the 1920s.
  • Havaianas – A Brazilian-based shoe store that offers fashionable flip flops made with the highest quality rubber — with hundreds of styles to choose from. This store will feature a large assortment of colorful Havaianas for women, men and children, plus kids’ rain boots. There’s also the “Make Your Own Havaianas” and “Embellish Your Own Havaianas,” option, where guests can customize this casual footwear.

Sanuk Downtown Disney Springs

  • Sanuk- Innovative, fun and comfortable footwear with more than 175 designs will be available at this 1,000-square-foot venue. Taking its name from the Thai word for “fun,” Sanuk strives to make more innovative products that are as much about funk as they are about function. Favorite styles including Yoga Mat Sandal Collection and its patented “Not-A-Shoe” Sidewalk Surfers will be showcased.
  • Sound Lion – A new retail concept that offers the latest technology in headphones, docking stations, wireless music players and other products. Before purchasing a product, guests can hang out at their Listening Bar and find which product works best for them.
  • Erin Mckenna Bakery NYC – A unique bakery with savory offerings and an all-vegan and gluten-free menu. Look for a full selection of award-winning donuts, cupcakes, cookies, bagels with vegan butter, and other delicious items daily. Some of their fan-favorite cupcakes from their flagship bakery in New York and sister bakery in Los Angeles include vanilla cupcakes with zesty lemon frosting, red velvet cupcakes with creamy vanilla frosting and brownie cupcakes with rich chocolate frosting.