Jul 14

Katy Perry Spotted in Walt Disney World Over 4th of July Weekend

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Singer Katy Perry poses July 4, 2014 with Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.  Perry, who sang the hit song “Firework,” visited Walt Disney World Resort on the U.S. Independence Day during a break in her global “Prismatic” concert tour.

Jun 14

Singer Ariana Grande Celebrates 21st Birthday at Walt Disney World

Singer Ariana Grande Celebrates 21st Birthday at Walt Disney World

In a photo taken at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida on June 24, 2014, singer Ariana Grande gives Mickey Mouse a kiss in front of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom. Grande is celebrating her 21st birthday with dozens of family and friends at Walt Disney World.

Jun 14

Splitsville Drops Prices for Early Bird Bowling at Downtown Disney

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Take advantage of this new offer at Splitsville in Downtown Disney. Monday through Friday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Adults can bowl for $10 and kids for $5. “Early Bird” Prices include shoe rental which makes this a heck of a deal. Come early and stay later for lunch. The food is amazing. Read my epic restaurant review here: That Time We Ordered 12 Items Off the Downtown Disney Splitsville Menu {A Huge Restaurant Review}

Jun 14

Fulfill a Childhood Dream and Take Your Child on a Junior Ride Along in a Pixar “Cars” Car

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On Friday the folks over at the Richard Petty Driving Experience invited me over for the unveiling of their new Piston Cup Cars from the Disney hit movie “Cars”. Kids ages 6-13 who are at least 48 inches tall can take three laps in a real race car on a real race track as part of the Junior Ride Along program for $59.

My cousin Connor had a chance to ride with a professional race car driver in Aiken Axler. His counterpart Sage VanDerSpin was also on hand giving lifts to other junior riders and we had an amazing day.

If you’d like to book your own Piston Cup Junior Ride Along at the Walt Disney World Resort visit DrivePetty.com.

Jun 14

10 Father’s Day Activity Ideas at the Walt Disney World Resort

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1. Wild Africa Trek

This VIP African expedition is just right for the dad with an adventurous spirit, and there’s no passport required. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom dad can explore exotic African wildlife in their natural habitat on a privately guided journey through a savannah. Wild Africa Trek also invites trekkers to a serene, savannah-view overlook while enjoying African-inspired food and beverage. Wild Africa Trek is $189 to $249 per person, plus tax (prices subject to change). Please note this tour requires a separate admission ticket to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

2. Guided Fishing Excursion

Whether a seasoned sportsman or an amateur angler, there’s nothing more relaxing than fishing at sunrise on Bay Lake with spectacular views of the Magic Kingdom. Dads can reel in the fun with an unforgettable two- or four-hour, catch-and-release fishing trip that includes a private guide and all the fishing supplies. Call 407-939-2277.

3. World-Class Spas Aren’t Just for Mom

To soothe and unwind after a day at the theme parks, treat dad to some spaaaaaaaah time. With two newly re-imagined full-service spas, dad can rejuvenate and recharge with a variety of treatments including sports massage, reflexology, custom firm, or a Swedish massage. Call 407-939-7727.

4. Golfing Galore

An active dad is a happy dad. While the family enjoys the theme parks, dad can hit the links with three 18-hole championship courses, or a 9-hole walking course. There’s even Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf with one course that resembles a traditional golf course but built on a miniature scale. This challenging skills course offers sand traps, bunkers, water hazards and sloping greens.

5. Richard Petty Driving Experience

Does dad feel the need for speed? Does he dream about driving a Ferrari or Lamborghini? At Richard Petty Driving Experience he can get a dose of adrenaline behind the wheel of an exotic sports car, or a real NASCAR race car at Walt Disney World Speedway. Cheer along dad while he lives out his dream of being a NASCAR driver on this mile-long, tri-oval racetrack. Call 407-WDW-PLAY.

6. Food Lover’s Paradise

With hundreds of eateries at Disney there’s everything from casual to gourmet to satisfy dad’s appetite. From fresh seasonal dishes at California Grill and first-rate oak-fired beef at Yachtsman Steakhouse, to a nostalgic meal in a 50s-style drive-in at Sci-Fi Dine In, the sky is the limit. And if dad is a foodie, there’s a culinary extravaganza featuring celebrity chefs, wine tasting, craft beers and savory samplings during the annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Sept. 19-Nov. 10, 2014.

7. ESPN Club

Dad doesn’t have to miss watching his favorite team or that big playoff game while on vacation. ESPN Club at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort is the ultimate sports bar featuring 100 big screens, interactive games, dozens of beers, plus nachos, fries and ESPN Wings.

8. ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Head to the ballpark with dear dad and catch the Atlanta Braves during a spring training game. Or, hit the pitch to watch the Orlando City Soccer Club take on its USL-PRO rivals. The Lions head to the MLS in 2015. This 220-acre complex – a place for both pro and amateur athletics — features more than 170 annual events.

9. Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Take dad out to a night of good old fashioned bowling in a retro, vintage-style venue at Downtown Disney. This trendy, two-level location features 30 lanes, plus live entertainment, a balcony bar, and a variety of dining options with all dads favorites like filet sliders, pizza and even sushi.

10. Sosa Cigars

This fifth generation premium cigar store showcases the art of hand-rolling cigars. An authentic, solid cedar humidor room keeps the stogies fresh for a primo smoking experience. Treat dad to more than 80 brands of cigars including Auturo Fuente, Padron, Imerio Cubano, and Guente Guente Opus XE.

What would you do for Father’s Day at Disney?