Tag: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Ranking our 5 Senses in Disney’s Theme Parks

Ranking our 5 Senses in Disney’s Theme Parks

| April 17, 2014 | Reply

We all know when we walk into a Disney theme park that our 5 senses are about to get a workout.  We’ll soon be in sensory overload once we’ve made our way past the entrance, through the main walkway, and around the park.  Whether we enjoy a pineapple Dole Whip and arouse our sense of [...]

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The Dream of Retiring to Central Florida

The Dream of Retiring to Central Florida

| March 22, 2014 | 25 Replies

I’ll admit it; I sometimes catch myself in a state of day dreaming.  Looking at a wall, but only seeing my favorite theme park attractions, brightly colored paint, images of 3 circles connected to each other, and even the hot Florida sun melting my favorite theme park treat.  However, during my daydream it’s different.  I’m [...]

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Review: “The Jungle Book” Diamond Edition Blu-ray Now Available

Review: “The Jungle Book” Diamond Edition Blu-ray Now Available

| February 21, 2014 | 2 Replies

Disney Diamond Edition Blu-rays are among the most popular releases in the market for several reasons. First, the Diamond Editions are the “classic” Disney movies such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast and Peter Pan. Also, Disney usually takes the time to restore the Diamond Editions for their Blu-ray release [...]

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Keystrokes at Disney World – Hammer and Nails at Universal

Keystrokes at Disney World – Hammer and Nails at Universal

| January 19, 2014 | 15 Replies

Let’s start with the obvious.  Since the turn of the century, the Orlando theme parks have seen a considerable amount of growth.  Not necessarily in the way of expansion, but with crowds.  Tourists and local Floridians alike have flocked to the theme parks for magic and experiences they can’t get anywhere else.  It seems the [...]

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Runners Dream Big at the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Runners Dream Big at the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

| January 17, 2014 | 1 Reply

This year’s edition of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend saw runners from all 50 states and 32 countries try and tackle distances they never thought possible.  For some runners it may have been a 5k (3.1 miles).  For others it may have been their first marathon (26.2 miles), but some runners were looking for [...]

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Disney’s MagicBands: The Hype, the Hysteria, & You

Disney’s MagicBands: The Hype, the Hysteria, & You

| November 6, 2013 | 161 Replies

I am thinking about canceling my trip to Walt Disney World because I am so worried that FastPass+ and MagicBands will ruin it. I don’t even like wearing something on my wrist! Disney MagicBands are too confusing. They make a vacation hard. They are rationing out how many rides you can go on now in [...]

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5 Reasons to Love AVATAR Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

5 Reasons to Love AVATAR Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

| October 28, 2013 | 15 Replies

Whether you agree or disagree about the implementation of AVATAR Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there are advantages for theme park fans.  Anytime Disney puts a little TLC into its theme parks we reap the benefits.   I’ve seen the movie AVATAR and I’m just as shocked as most to see Disney implement this world into [...]

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runDisney Offers Challenges and a Progression Style Program

runDisney Offers Challenges and a Progression Style Program

| October 19, 2013 | Reply

The runDisney brand has added several races over the past 3 years for runners of all different levels.   Like a puzzle, runDisney has filled in the gaps of the various distances runners enjoy to tackle.   What used to be just 5ks, half, and full marathons runDisney now offers up a portfolio of 10 milers, 10ks, and several [...]

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First Thoughts: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Expansion

First Thoughts: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Expansion

| October 13, 2013 | 25 Replies

Last night, news broke online regarding the latest in plans for Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced details at the first ever D23 Expo in Japan of both an AVATAR Land and nighttime entertainment for the park. Although the creative partnership between AVATAR’s director, James Cameron, and [...]

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Are You Ready for runDisney’s Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend?

Are You Ready for runDisney’s Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend?

| September 24, 2013 | 2 Replies

Ahhh…..October at Walt Disney World!  Cooler temperatures, lower humidity, the Food & Wine Festival, special parties, fall colors, and Halloween.  Let’s not forget the spooky side.  Not only does the Magic Kingdom convert to one of the nation’s best Halloween parties, but runDisney takes over part of the resort for their annual Tower of Terror [...]

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