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Holidays in Flip Flops at Margaritaville Resort Orlando

There are countless reasons to stay on property at Walt Disney World, but there are also some fabulous non-Disney Resorts nearby. One that we love stopping by is Margaritaville Resort Orlando. Once you see the blown out flip flop statue in the lobby you’ll start singing the song; you’ve been warned. Margaritaville is holding a holiday event this year called ...

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The Final Day of the IAAPA Expo

IAAPA stands for International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. Each November the organization holds an expo in Orlando, at the Orange County Convention Center. Last year was the exception, the in person event was canceled because of COVID-19. There were safety precautions in place for the 2021 IAAPA Expo, which began on November 15. One of those precautions had ...

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The Premiere of ‘Drawn to Life’ at Disney Springs

‘La Nouba’ was a much loved Cirque du Soleil show at Disney Springs, but many Guests wished that it had more of a Disney-feel. The show ran for 18 years, and closed on the final day of 2017. The building remained vacant for a while but then a new show, ‘Drawn to Life by Cirque du Soleil’, was announced. We ...

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Extra Foods at Disney Very Merriest After Hours

If you ever attended Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you probably had your fair share of cookies. This year the party has been replaced by Disney Very Merriest After Hours. There are still some special treats during the four-hour event, and here is a rundown. We’ll start with the cookies. There isn’t the wide variety of cookies that were available ...

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Entertainment at Disney Very Merriest After Hours

When Disney After Hours first debuted several years ago, the idea was to give Guests a chance to ride as many rides as possible without the waits. There were no characters and no entertainment, it was all about the rides. Disney Very Merriest After Hours is an After Hours event, but there is plenty of entertainment! Here is a quick rundown. ...

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Review of Disney Very Merriest After Hours

I am a big fan of Disney After Hours, and I am also a holiday person. When Walt Disney World announced that Disney Very Merriest After Hours would run instead of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year, I knew that I wanted to go. I bought tickets for my daughter and myself the day that they became available. We ...

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Volunteers Are Still Needed for Night of a Million Lights

On November 9 I had the chance to preview Night of a Million Lights at Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, Florida. This is a must-do event if you plan to visit Walt Disney World during the holiday season. There are millions of lights, but that isn’t the heart of the festivities. Everything at Give Kids the World Village ...

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Night of a Million Lights at Give Kids the World Village

One of our favorite nonprofit organizations is Give Kids the World Village. It’s an 89 acre complex in Kissimmee, Florida that gives Wish Kids and their families a week that they will never forget. Critically ill children have the opportunity to forget about treatments and tests for a few days, and their parents make memories that will last a lifetime. ...

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