Feb 13

The Land of OZ Garden and Playground Opens at Epcot {Photo Tour}

As if I wasn’t excited enough about the mini food and wine festival (including Spiced Rum Dole Whip!) to debut at the 2013 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival! Are big kids allowed in here too? Check out some of the images from the newly installed Land of OZ Garden at Epcot. Too bad its only here for a limited time during the festival which runs March 6-May 19 at Walt Disney World Resort.

A yellow “brick road” composed of yellow violas and kid-friendly turf lead the way to the new Land of Oz Garden debuting in Future World.  Based on the March 8th film release of Disney’s “Oz The Great and Powerful,” the garden features circus games, children’s climbing activities and the ‘crashed’ hot air balloon from the film.

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Kids…fly…over the rainbow…why then oh why can’t I?

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Whimsical hand-made glass poppies enhance The Land of Oz Garden…

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Lovely tented areas line the garden so parents can kick back in chairs and watch their children play!

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For more info on the festival check out my post: What’s New for the 2013 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival and I’m also over on Facebook as well.  Come say Hi!

Feb 13

Celebrity Sighting – Tina Fey with Snow White in Epcot

Let the innuendos begin! Love that funny girl Tina Fay chose to pose in front of this sign. The potty-humored teenager in me still gets a laugh when traveling past the Karamell Kuche in the Germany Pavilion at Epcot.


Feb 13

50 Couples Renew Their Love at the Magic Kingdom for Valentine’s Day

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2013 Valentines day disney magic kingdom cinderella castle mine shirtsFifty couples came together this morning to renew their love amidst colorful fanfare in front of Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort. Cinderella and Prince Charming, Aurora and Prince Philip and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse joined in the ceremony hosted by the Major Domo. This one-day ceremony just one of the experiences planned during True Love Week taking place through February 17th at the Magic Kingdom theme park- all part of Limited Time Magic.

For True Love Week, guests can enjoy Cinderella Castle bathed in hues of pink, red, lavender and blue with themed lighting synced to romantic musical melodies.   There’s candlelit dinners for two with prix fixe menus at select restaurants during the most romantic week of the year; limited-edition pins,  newly-designed apparel and Vinylmation available at select merchandise locations.

Couples will feel the romance at every turn, as banners proclaiming True Love, heart-shaped signage and sweetheart-themed décor adorn Magic Kingdom, plus the rare opportunity to get a photo with Disney Princes as they escort their Princesses to enchanting character greeting locations. Limited Time Magic throughout 2013 includes 52 weeks of magical experiences – big and small —  for guests, ranging from park-wide events to special culinary treats to special moments of surprise and delight.

Feb 13

Dates for the 2013 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration


disney-social-media-moms-celebration Disney PR is hard at work behind the scenes dreaming up all of the magical details for the 2013 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration to be held at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

This coveted annual event will span four fun filled and enlightening days from May 9 – 12th, 2013.

Like the 2012 event, the Celebration will be by “invitation” only and attendees will be kept to a minimum to preserve the intimacy of the event. For official word on the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration follow the official twitter feed of the event twitter.com/DisneySMMoms and the hashtag #DisneySMMoms

Feb 13

Dates for Star Wars Weekends 2013 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star-Wars-Weekends-mickey minnie luke leiaStar Wars Weekends, the Force-filled, fun-fest that takes place annually at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, returns to the Walt Disney World Resort galaxy every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 17-June 9, 2013.

A celebration of all-things-Star Wars, the special event is included in regular park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Among the features: a special Star Wars-themed parade, appearances by Star Wars celebrities, special additions to Jedi Training Academy, a Star Wars-themed talk show, behind-the-scenes presentations, limited-edition merchandise, a nightly celebration and more.

The centerpiece of the celebration is Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, the immersive 3-D attraction that speeds guests through worlds featured in the Star Wars saga.

Also showcased at the event: the largest collection of official Star Wars characters gathered at any theme park in the world, roaming the areas and posing for meet-and-greet opportunities in front of themed scenery.