Maria – Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com Disney Theme Park & Disney Movie News, Disney World & Disneyland Planning Tips, Disney Dining, Reviews and More! Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:00:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 http://www.chipandco.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/512-icon-54ced060v1_site_icon-32x32.png Maria – Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com 32 32 SeaWorld Orlando’s Praise Wave Makes a Splash with MERCYME Taking the Stage March 12th http://www.chipandco.com/seaworld-orlandos-praise-wave-makes-a-splash-with-mercyme-taking-the-stage-march-12th-231225/ Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:28 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=231225 Experience a day of fun, faith and fellowship at SeaWorld Orlando’s Praise Wave Saturdays March 12 through 26. Guests can enjoy inspiring live performances by the hottest names in Christian music and — of course — enjoy SeaWorld’s thrilling rides, shows and attractions. Praise Wave is included with park admission. Concerts begin at 3:30 p.m. […]

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Experience a day of fun, faith and fellowship at SeaWorld Orlando’s Praise Wave Saturdays March 12 through 26.

Guests can enjoy inspiring live performances by the hottest names in Christian music and — of course — enjoy SeaWorld’s thrilling rides, shows and attractions. Praise Wave is included with park admission. Concerts begin at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. inside the Nautilus Theater.

On Saturday, March 12, platinum selling band and Christian radio chart topper – MercyMe will take the stage at SeaWorld Orlando to kick off Praise Wave’s first weekend.

Scheduled performances include:

· Saturday, March 12th: MercyMe

· Saturday, March 19th: To be announced

· Saturday, March 26th: To be announced

SPECIAL SEATING

For a VIP experience, reserved seating is available.

· Starting at just $10, guests can reserve a premium seat inside the Nautilus Theater.

Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for details.

Praise Wave is included with regular park admission. Stay tuned for the latest event information and artist announcements on SeaWorldOrlando.com as well as SeaWorld’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Join the conversation using #SeaWorld #PraiseWave.

Going?

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

 

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SeaWorld Orlando Offers Free Beer http://www.chipandco.com/seaworld-orlando-offers-free-beer-231039/ Thu, 03 Mar 2016 18:00:51 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=231039 Now through March 6, in celebration of SeaWorld Orlando’s popular Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival, the park is offering a special discount of $20 off SeaWorld single-day tickets purchased in advance, and a FREE ice-cold 5-ounce craft brew served on tap alongside a warm sample of pretzel bites at SeaWorld Orlando. The discounted price for […]

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Now through March 6, in celebration of SeaWorld Orlando’s popular Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival, the park is offering a special discount of $20 off SeaWorld single-day tickets purchased in advance, and a FREE ice-cold 5-ounce craft brew served on tap alongside a warm sample of pretzel bites at SeaWorld Orlando. The discounted price for the single-day tickets is $79.

The offer also is available to active SeaWorld annual Pass Members who register online. Beer and pretzel nuggets should be redeemed at Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen at the park. Guests must be 21 years of age and a valid photo ID is required. For more information about this special offer, guests can visit our website at SeaWorldOrlando.com.

Each weekend now through March 6, guests can enjoy SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival, which features live concerts from top classic rock and country bands and artists, tasty BBQ and thirst-quenching beer. The event is included with regular park admission.

Scheduled performances include:

Saturday, February 27: ALABAMA
Sunday, February 28: Foreigner
Saturday, March 5: Steve Miller Band
Sunday, March 6: Daughtry

Event festivities begin at 12 p.m. each weekend, with concerts at 4 p.m.*

Bands, Brew, BBQ Festival information:

This year, SeaWorld’s chef experts fire up the grill with a bold array of BBQ options beyond the ordinary. From smoky and spicy to sweet and tangy, there are options for every craving, plus guests can match menu items with specific craft brews or a flight of wine. In addition to the signature acts and festivities, the event also will feature a secondary stage to showcase local bands, and a DJ spinning music for guests to show off their line dancing and boot scootin’ skills. Beyond the stage, guests can enjoy a Harley-Davidson Orlando display of motorcycles specifically for Bands, Brew and BBQ along with a collection of classic cars. Returning this year, the patriotic-themed USO Family Garden will offer animal encounters, Explore Zones and a kid-friendly interactive host making this the perfect place to play for families with young guests. Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy this family-friendly area while they learn to line dance, meet animals and have fun all afternoon.

Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with regular park admission. Stay tuned for the latest event information at SeaWorldOrlando.com as well as SeaWorld’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Join the conversation using #SeaWorld #BandsBrewBBQ.

*Event times, dates and talent are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

Free beer is always a good thing, right?

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

 

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SeaWorld Orlando Unveils New Coaster Car: Inspired by Sharks, Engineered for Speed http://www.chipandco.com/seaworld-orlando-unveils-new-coaster-car-inspired-by-sharks-engineered-for-speed-230028/ Wed, 17 Feb 2016 15:00:11 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=230028 Today, SeaWorld Orlando unveiled the custom-built Mako lead car that will take riders on a thrilling experience this summer – the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in Orlando. Mako’s design and engineering was inspired by the real Mako shark – one of the ocean’s fastest shark species. When it opens, Mako will top 200 […]

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Today, SeaWorld Orlando unveiled the custom-built Mako lead car that will take riders on a thrilling experience this summer – the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in Orlando.

Mako’s design and engineering was inspired by the real Mako shark – one of the ocean’s fastest shark species. When it opens, Mako will top 200 feet high and reach speeds of 73 mph on a track that’s nearly a mile long. The new ride will be a hypercoaster, which means it’s all about speed, tight turns and that weightless feeling riders get at the top of each hill.

Coaster Train Design Facts Include:

· Mako-Inspired Custom Car – In a collaboration between SeaWorld’s animal experts and ride engineers, the car is inspired by the physiology of an actual Mako shark, including five gills on each side, eye placement and sleek, hydro-dynamic look.

· Fast Wheels– Comprised of a special compound that reduces friction — providing a smooth, relentlessly fast ride from beginning to end.

· Upper Body Mobility – With only a lap guard on their lower body, riders’ upper bodies are free for added mobility and “airtime”

The coaster will boast a total of 21 cars – including 3 trains of 7 cars per train.

For more Mako information, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com and join the conversation using #NothingFaster.

What do you think?

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

 

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Scotty McCreery and Dennis DeYoung to Hit the Stage at SeaWorld Orlando http://www.chipandco.com/scotty-mccreery-and-dennis-deyoung-to-hit-the-stage-at-seaworld-orlando-229617/ Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:00:11 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=229617 SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival takes place over four sizzling weekends– starting this Saturday with Smash Mouth and Gladys Knight on Sunday. On Saturday, February 20 hot country music star, Scotty McCreery will take the stage. ACM and CMT Award winner McCreery has sold more than 2.5 million albums and received both Platinum […]

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival takes place over four sizzling weekends– starting this Saturday with Smash Mouth and Gladys Knight on Sunday.

On Saturday, February 20 hot country music star, Scotty McCreery will take the stage. ACM and CMT Award winner McCreery has sold more than 2.5 million albums and received both Platinum and Gold album certifications. Then on Sunday, February 21, legendary and founding member of the rock group Styx, Dennis DeYoung will perform.

(Updated) Scheduled performances now include:

  • Saturday, February 13: Smash Mouth
  • Sunday, February 14: Gladys Knight
  • Saturday, February 20: Scotty McCreery
  • Sunday, February 21: Dennis DeYoung
  • Saturday, February 27: Alabama
  • Sunday, February 28:  Foreigner
  • Saturday, March 5: To be announced
  • Sunday, March 6: To be announced

The event honors America’s Heroes and featuring live concerts from top classic rock and country bands and artists, tasty BBQ and thirst-quenching beer, and is included with regular park admission. Event festivities begin at 12 p.m. each weekend, with concerts at 4 p.m.*

In addition to the signature acts and festivities, the event also will feature a secondary stage to showcase local bands, and a DJ spinning music for guests to show off their line dancing and boot scootin’ skills.

Beyond the stage, guests can enjoy a Harley-Davidson Orlando display of motorcycles specifically for Bands, Brew and BBQ along with a collection of classic cars.

Returning this year, the patriotic-themed USO Family Garden will offer animal encounters, Explore Zones and a kid-friendly interactive host making this the perfect place to play for families with young guests. Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy this family-friendly area while they learn to line dance, meet animals and have fun all afternoon.

SPECIAL PACKAGES:

For a VIP experience, packages with reserved seating are available.

· VIP Front Row Seating & BBQ Package – Starting at just $40, guests can reserve a front row seat (just inches from the artists); enjoy a delicious BBQ Tasting Sampler, and one Quick Queue unlimited.

Concert Floor Seating & Quick Queue – Starting at just $24, guests can reserve floor seats right in front of the band and Quick Queue unlimited.

This year, SeaWorld’s chef experts fire up the grill with a bold array of BBQ options beyond the ordinary. From smoky and spicy to sweet and tangy, there are options for every craving, plus guests can match menu items with specific craft brews or a flight of wine.

New this year, connoisseurs of BBQ and craft brews can delight in sizzling sampler packages sure to elevate the taste buds.

SPECIAL BANDS, BREW & BBQ PACKAGES INCLUDE:

BBQ Tasting Sampler – Guests can choose up to five menu items from SeaWorld’s sampler selections at any of the Bands, Brew & BBQ food locations for just $20.

Craft Brew Sampler – Guests sample 10 ice-cold craft beers — from a selection of more than 30 brews — for just $30.

BBQ Tasting and Craft Brew Sampler (Best Value) – This sampler includes five menu items and five craft brew samples along the Bands, Brew & BBQ Pathway –all for only $35.

MILITARY OFFER – ACTIVE DUTY AND VETERANS

SeaWorld Orlando also is proud to offer a special discount for enlisted men and women and veterans during this event, including 50% off the standard price of the 2016 Fun Card, which allows unlimited admission to SeaWorld all year for the price of a single-day ticket. Military also get 10% off special sampler Bands, Brew & BBQ packages. For more details, visit wavesofhonor.com.

LIMITED TIME OFFER – 2016 SEAWORLD ORLANDO FUN CARD

· As a special discount for purchasing early — now through March 6 — guests who purchase a Fun Card will pay for less than a day and play all year long. During this special timeframe, the 2016 SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card is just $94 plus tax, which is a $5 savings.

Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with regular park admission. Stay tuned for the latest event information and artist announcements on SeaWorldOrlando.com as well as SeaWorld’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Join the conversation using #SeaWorld #BandsBrewBBQ. Pay for less than a day Fun Card must be redeemed in-park by March 6, 2016. Taxes, shipping, and service fees not included.

*Event times, dates and talent are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

What do you think?

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival Returns with Incredible Savings and New Packages http://www.chipandco.com/seaworld-orlandos-bands-brew-bbq-festival-returns-with-incredible-savings-and-new-packages-228919/ Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:00:20 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=228919 It’s time again to eat, drink and rock at SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ festival every Saturday and Sunday, February 13 through March 6. The event is in partnership with USO Central Florida and honors America’s heroes. It features live concerts from top classic rock and country musical artists, tasty BBQ and thirst-quenching brews, […]

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It’s time again to eat, drink and rock at SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ festival every Saturday and Sunday, February 13 through March 6. The event is in partnership with USO Central Florida and honors America’s heroes. It features live concerts from top classic rock and country musical artists, tasty BBQ and thirst-quenching brews, and special discounts for active duty military and veterans.

As a special discount for purchasing early — now through March 6 — guests who purchase a Fun Card will pay for less than a day and play all year long. During this special timeframe, the 2016 SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card is just $94 plus tax, which is a $5 savings.

This year, SeaWorld’s chef experts fire up the grill with a bold array of BBQ options beyond the ordinary. From smoky and spicy to sweet and tangy, there are options for every craving, plus guests can match menu items with specific craft brews or a flight of wine. In addition to the signature acts and festivities, the event also will feature a secondary stage to showcase local bands, and a DJ spinning music for guests to show off their line dancing and boot scootin’ skills.

New this year, connoisseurs of BBQ and craft brews can delight in sizzling sampler packages sure to elevate the taste buds.

SPECIAL BANDS, BREW & BBQ PACKAGES INCLUDE:

BBQ Tasting Sampler – Guests can choose up to five menu items from SeaWorld’s sampler selections at any of the Bands, Brew & BBQ food locations for just $20.

Craft Brew Sampler – Guests sample 10 ice-cold craft beers — from a selection of more than 30 brews — for just $30.

BBQ Tasting and Craft Brew Sampler (Best Value) – This sampler includes five menu items and five craft brew samples along the Bands, Brew & BBQ Pathway –all for only $35.

MILITARY OFFER – ACTIVE DUTY AND VETERANS

SeaWorld Orlando also is proud to offer a special discount for enlisted men and women and veterans during this event, including 50% off the standard price of the 2016 Fun Card, which allows unlimited admission to SeaWorld all year for the price of a single-day ticket. Military also get 10% off special sampler Bands, Brew & BBQ packages. For more details, visit wavesofhonor.com.

Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with regular park admission. Stay tuned for the latest event information and artist announcements on SeaWorldOrlando.com as well as SeaWorld’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Join the conversation using #SeaWorld #BandsBrewBBQ. Pay for less than a day Fun Card must be redeemed in-park by March 6, 2016. Taxes, shipping, and service fees not included.

*Event times, dates and talent are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

Update: This year’s event kicks off with live performances by the unstoppable multi-platinum, Grammy nominated Smash Mouth on Saturday, February 13, and R&B legend, Gladys Knight, fondly known as the “Empress of Soul” on Sunday, February 14. Event festivities begin at 12 p.m. each weekend, with concerts at 4 p.m.*

Are you going? The BBQ is good!

Wishing you Faith, trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

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Calling All Penguin Lovers to Wild Days at SeaWorld Orlando http://www.chipandco.com/calling-all-penguin-lovers-to-wild-days-at-seaworld-orlando-228060/ Fri, 22 Jan 2016 18:00:37 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=228060 SeaWorld Orlando kicks off the new year with Wild Days, presented by Coca-Cola, the annual event that connects guests in even more ways with animals and the natural, wild world. The event is included with park admission and takes place two more weekends in January (Jan. 23-24 and Jan. 30-31). Each weekend is hosted by […]

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SeaWorld Orlando kicks off the new year with Wild Days, presented by Coca-Cola, the annual event that connects guests in even more ways with animals and the natural, wild world. The event is included with park admission and takes place two more weekends in January (Jan. 23-24 and Jan. 30-31). Each weekend is hosted by different animal experts, and features new educational shows – from orcas to wildlife rescue – and even more up-close animal experiences, meet-and-greet opportunities and interactive education stations.

Wild Days Weekend Themes:

January 23-24: Penguin Lovers’ Weekend

Nationally recognized SeaWorld Animal Ambassador Julie Scardina hosts a cool weekend of wildlife surprises with a special focus on penguins. Guests can get up-close to these amazing feathered friends and hear from Julie about her lifelong love of animals and the parks’ commitment to wildlife conservation.

January 30-31: “Sea Rescue” Weekend

SeaWorld has rescued more than 27,000 animals over 50 years, and these amazing animal stories are featured weekly on the popular Saturday-morning ABC TV series “Sea Rescue.” Hear first-hand accounts of marine animal rescues, rehabilitations and returns by SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue Team, heroes and partners featured on the show.

Every Wild Days Weekend Includes:

New “Ocean Discovery” killer whale presentation – Guests can learn more about killer whales, also called orcas, and other species of whales during a special educational show. This interactive, 30-minute presentation teaches guests about the animals’ adaptations, habitats and behavior. (Note: This special presentation is in addition to the popular “One Ocean” shows scheduled throughout the day.)

New “Inspiring Stories” pre-shows – The SeaWorld Animal Training Team has some of the most fascinating jobs in the world. Guests can learn what it takes to care for animals that call SeaWorld home and how caring for them has helped with the rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals that need help. “Inspiring Stories” will take place at the beginning of three of the park’s popular shows: Blue Horizons, Pets Ahoy and Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High. Check park maps for times.

Meet our Animals – Throughout the park, even more trainers, educators and animal care staff are stationed to share information and stories about the animals in our care and provide up-close meet and greets, scheduled feedings and fun surprises. Check park maps for times and locations.

Explore Zones – More than 14 fun and interactive education stations can be discovered throughout the park, featuring games and hands-on experiences that teach guests about animals and what they can do to protect the wild world in their own lives. Check event guide for exclusive in-park experiences.

Wild Days takes place every Saturday and Sunday through January 31, and is included with park admission. All feature shows take place at Nautilus Theater at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The best way to experience this year’s Wild Days is with an Annual Pass. For a limited time, park guests can receive a refillable souvenir cup with the purchase of a SeaWorld Annual Pass. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest details on Wild Days 2016. Join the conversation with #SeaWorld and #WildDays.

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

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Wild Days Start This Weekend at SeaWorld Orlando http://www.chipandco.com/wild-days-start-this-weekend-at-seaworld-orlando-227426/ Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:00:17 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=227426 SeaWorld Orlando kicks off the new year with Wild Days, presented by Coca-Cola, the popular annual event that connects guests in even more ways with animals and the natural, wild world. The event is included with park admission and takes place three weekends in January (Jan. 16-17, Jan. 23-24 and Jan. 30-31). Each weekend is […]

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SeaWorld Orlando kicks off the new year with Wild Days, presented by Coca-Cola, the popular annual event that connects guests in even more ways with animals and the natural, wild world. The event is included with park admission and takes place three weekends in January (Jan. 16-17, Jan. 23-24 and Jan. 30-31). Each weekend is hosted by different animal experts, and features new educational shows – from orcas to wildlife rescue – and even more up-close animal experiences, meet-and-greet opportunities and interactive education stations.

Three Wild Days Weekends Themes:

January 16-17: “Wild Weekend with Jack Hanna”

World-renowned animal expert “Jungle Jack” Hanna hosts the first weekend. Guests can meet and learn about amazing animals from Jack, and hear about his unique travels and personal experiences.

Add-on packages:

· Breakfast with Jack Hanna at Sharks Underwater Grill — Package includes breakfast and a personal meet-and-greet with Jack Hanna starting at $49 (available Saturday and Sunday).

· Dinner with Jack Hanna at Sharks Underwater Grill — Package includes dinner and a personal meet-and-greet with Jack Hanna starting at $59 (only available Saturday).

January 23-24: “Penguin Lovers’ Weekend

Nationally recognized SeaWorld Animal Ambassador Julie Scardina hosts a cool weekend of wildlife surprises with a special focus on penguins. Guests can get up-close to these amazing feathered friends and hear from Julie about her lifelong love of animals and the parks’ commitment to wildlife conservation.

January 30-31: “Sea Rescue” Weekend

SeaWorld has rescued more than 27,000 animals over 50 years, and these amazing animal stories are featured weekly on the popular Saturday-morning ABC TV series “Sea Rescue.” Hear first-hand accounts of marine animal rescues, rehabilitations and returns by SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue Team, heroes and partners featured on the show.

Every Wild Days Weekend Includes:

New “Ocean Discovery” killer whale presentation – Guests can learn more about killer whales, also called orcas, and other species of whales during a special educational show. This interactive, 30-minute presentation teaches guests about the animals’ adaptations, habitats and behavior. (Note: This special presentation is in addition to the popular “One Ocean” shows scheduled throughout the day.)

New “Inspiring Stories” pre-shows – The SeaWorld Animal Training Team has some of the most fascinating jobs in the world. Guests can learn what it takes to care for animals that call SeaWorld home and how caring for them has helped with the rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals that need help. “Inspiring Stories” will take place at the beginning of three of the park’s popular shows: Blue Horizons, Pets Ahoy and Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High. Check park maps for times.

Meet the Animals – Throughout the park, even more trainers, educators and animal care staff are stationed to share information and stories about the animals in our care and provide up-close meet and greets, scheduled feedings and fun surprises. Check park maps for times and locations.

Explore Zones – More than 14 fun and interactive education stations can be discovered throughout the park, featuring games and hands-on experiences that teach guests about animals and what they can do to protect the wild world in their own lives. Check event guide for exclusive in-park experiences.

Wild Days takes place every Saturday and Sunday, January 16 through January 31, and is included with park admission. All feature shows take place at Nautilus Theater at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The best way to experience this year’s Wild Days is with an Annual Pass. For a limited time, park guests can receive a refillable souvenir cup with the purchase of a SeaWorld Annual Pass. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest details on Wild Days 2016. Join the conversation with #SeaWorld and #WildDays.

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

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Mako SeaWorld’s Newest Roller Coaster Coming Soon http://www.chipandco.com/mako-seaworlds-newest-roller-coaster-coming-soon-227130/ Sun, 10 Jan 2016 18:00:11 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=227130 Construction is well underway way at SeaWorld Orlando as MAKO – an all-new hypercoaster opening this summer – begins to take shape along the Orlando skyline. The coaster was “topped off” yesterday as cranes put into place the tallest point of the structure – the tracks of its signature 200-foot tall hill. When it opens, […]

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Construction is well underway way at SeaWorld Orlando as MAKO – an all-new hypercoaster opening this summer – begins to take shape along the Orlando skyline. The coaster was “topped off” yesterday as cranes put into place the tallest point of the structure – the tracks of its signature 200-foot tall hill. When it opens, Mako will be Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster – reaching speeds of 73 mph along 4,760 feet of track. The thrilling ride will be the centerpiece of a two-acre, shark-themed realm in the park.

Guests visiting SeaWorld Orlando can continue to witness the rise of the massive steel track over the next few months as construction continues to build one of the world’s few true hypercoasters – a type of coaster known for high speeds and steep drops, and hills that create a feeling of weightlessness or “air time.”

Check it out:

Continue to stay up to date on all construction details and announcements on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation using #NothingFaster.

Are you looking forward to riding it?

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

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New Year Brings New Values with SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Family of Parks New “Choose Your Adventure” Ticket http://www.chipandco.com/new-year-brings-new-values-with-seaworld-and-busch-gardens-family-of-parks-new-choose-your-adventure-ticket-226881/ Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:00:44 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=226881 Visitors and Florida residents can now choose from a variety of new admission products for the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens family of parks that provide more value and flexibility. For tourists visiting Florida, the NEW “Choose Your Adventure” ticket option simplifies vacation planning so guests can enjoy multiple visits to four of the Sunshine State’s […]

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Visitors and Florida residents can now choose from a variety of new admission products for the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens family of parks that provide more value and flexibility.

For tourists visiting Florida, the NEW “Choose Your Adventure” ticket option simplifies vacation planning so guests can enjoy multiple visits to four of the Sunshine State’s most popular theme parks. The program allows guests to customize their ideal itinerary AND receive substantial savings for each additional park or visit — the more they visit, the more they save.

Guests can create their own favorite theme park adventure across the following four parks: SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Aquatica Orlando and Adventure Island Tampa Bay.

For example, when tickets are purchased in advance, online, special prices are as low as:

  • One visit to any park – $79
  • Two visits to any of the parks – $99
  • Three visits to any of the parks – $109
  • For the ultimate adventure deal — the new Length-of-Stay ticket provides 14 consecutive days of unlimited adventure to all four of the popular Florida theme parks, along with free parking at each, for one low price of $139.

FLORIDA RESIDENTS

There also are new values for Florida residents who are looking to visit all year long, with incentives for purchasing early in the year.

  • Annual Pass: The best value at SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the Annual Pass with unlimited admission all year, free parking, no blockout dates and special benefits. NEW this year for Pass Members are enhanced Instant Rewards – a 12-month calendar of exclusive offerings each month such as discounts, ticket offers and free gifts. With a new reward each month, there is incentive to purchase early and enjoy the full year of offers. With EZ Pay, Annual Passes start at just $14 per month for one park, and $18 per month for both parks.
  • SeaWorld Orlando “Preschool Card”: For a limited time, SeaWorld Orlando will offer kids ages five and younger a FREE Preschool Card valid for unlimited admission through December 31, 2016. Cards must be registered online and redeemed in the park by May 27, 2016.
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island “BOGO Fun Card”: Now through February 29, guests who buy a Fun Card to Busch Gardens also will receive a FREE Fun Card to Adventure Island.

To learn more about the new ticket offers visit SeaWorldOrlando.com or BuschGardensTampa.com and join the conversation with @BuschGardens, @SeaWorld on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection of over 800 species of animals. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

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D23 Member Gift for 2016 Offers a Rare Glimpse into Disney’s Rich Legacy http://www.chipandco.com/d23-member-gift-for-2016-offers-a-rare-glimpse-into-disneys-rich-legacy-226429/ Wed, 30 Dec 2015 18:00:30 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=226429 D23, didn’t have to look far for inspiration for its 2016 Gold Member gift, “From the Office of Walt Disney.” To celebrate the restoration of Walt Disney’s office suite on the Studios’ Burbank lot, the Walt Disney Archives worked with D23 to meticulously reproduce 23 unique pieces from Walt’s career that trace his path from […]

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D23, didn’t have to look far for inspiration for its 2016 Gold Member gift, “From the Office of Walt Disney.” To celebrate the restoration of Walt Disney’s office suite on the Studios’ Burbank lot, the Walt Disney Archives worked with D23 to meticulously reproduce 23 unique pieces from Walt’s career that trace his path from America’s heartland to the world stage.

Included in the assortment are items from Walt’s early years in business such as his 1923 Laugh-O-gram Films Inc. business card and the famous 1928 “Everything OK” telegram, which Walt cryptically wired his brother Roy when he lost the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Also in the collection are the 1955 Disneyland invitational press preview pass and Walt’s notes on pages from the “EPCOT Film” script from 1966. Pieces representing animation, live action, television, and theme parks—as well as Walt’s own personal life—make up this one-of-a-kind set.

The gift comes in a “book” designed specifically to hold all the items and will be sent to all D23 Gold and Gold Family Members who join or renew from January 1 through December 31, 2016. Guests can see images from the gift—and learn more about the 23 rare items—at D23.com/OfficeOfWaltDisney. As previously announced, D23 Gold Members will have the opportunity to tour Walt Disney’s restored office during tours and select special events throughout 2016.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($74.99), Gold Family Membership ($99.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.com and at DisneyStore.com/D23. D23 Members save when renewing their membership and may renew up to 90 days prior to their membership expiration.

Pretty cool right?

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

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Universal Orlando has Purchased Over 450 Acres of Land http://www.chipandco.com/universal-orlando-has-purchased-over-450-acres-of-land-226127/ Thu, 24 Dec 2015 18:00:35 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=226127 A company connected with Universal has purchased over 450 acres close to the Orange County Courthouse. This could quite possibly mean that there is an expansion on the way to Universal Orlando. The sale of the land was final on December 18th. The property is north of the convention center, and south of Lockheed Martin’s […]

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A company connected with Universal has purchased over 450 acres close to the Orange County Courthouse. This could quite possibly mean that there is an expansion on the way to Universal Orlando. The sale of the land was final on December 18th.

The property is north of the convention center, and south of Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control plant. There are also 2 big road expansions on the horizon, Kirkman Road and Destination Parkway. The land also includes the largest areas of vacant land in the I-Drive area, which is a tourist area. If you know that area, you know there are already so many hotels there, so that makes it perfect for a theme park expansion.

A little background on the land. A company previously associated with Universal once owned this same property. It was originally owned by Lockheed Martin in 1998. Fast forward a few years and some developers purchased it with restrictions on what they could build on it. Unfortunately it went into foreclosure during the recession.

Universal has not commented and as far as we know there is no timeline for anything being developed. However, it is a lot of land so I am sure we can expect some great things.

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

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Avatar 2 has a Confirmed Release Date http://www.chipandco.com/avatar-2-has-a-confirmed-release-date-226023/ http://www.chipandco.com/avatar-2-has-a-confirmed-release-date-226023/#comments Thu, 24 Dec 2015 00:00:56 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=226023 James Cameron has confirmed the release date for much-anticipated Avatar 2. In a recent interview he said, “Christmas of ’2017 is the target,”. He went on to say that the technical development is done but the writing is still ongoing. Let’s keep in mind that Avatar 2 had a previous release date of December of this […]

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James Cameron has confirmed the release date for much-anticipated Avatar 2. In a recent interview he said, “Christmas of ’2017 is the target,”. He went on to say that the technical development is done but the writing is still ongoing.

Let’s keep in mind that Avatar 2 had a previous release date of December of this year but was it was put off for further script development. Avatar is no easy task to put together. James Cameron is very talented and a perfectionist, so whenever Avatar 2 is released you can be sure it will probably be even more amazing than the first one.

The cast that made the first Avatar amazing are coming back for the sequel, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver. Avatar 2 and the 2 additional sequels will be produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau through Lightstorm Entertainment. The writers are James Cameron, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman, and Shane Salerno.

I can’t believe the first Avatar came out all the way back in 2009. The original Avatar remains the top grossing movie of all time making $2.782 billion at the worldwide box office. 

If you love Avatar you will get a chance to feel like you live in Pandora when Avatar Land opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2017. 

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

 

 

 

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Ring in the New Year at SeaWorld Orlando http://www.chipandco.com/ring-in-the-new-year-at-seaworld-orlando-226112/ Wed, 23 Dec 2015 18:35:17 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=226112 Families and friends can ring in the New Year at SeaWorld Orlando on December 31 as vibrant fireworks fill the night sky and festive entertainment can be enjoyed throughout the park until 1 a.m., including interactive DJ stations, craft beers and delectable bites. New this year is the New Year’s Eve Seating with Fireworks Package. […]

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Families and friends can ring in the New Year at SeaWorld Orlando on December 31 as vibrant fireworks fill the night sky and festive entertainment can be enjoyed throughout the park until 1 a.m., including interactive DJ stations, craft beers and delectable bites.

New this year is the New Year’s Eve Seating with Fireworks Package. For $49 per person, guests will enjoy reserved seating at Bayside Stadium to watch the Winter Wonderland on Ice Show followed by a fireworks display.

Also new this year is the New Year’s Eve Dinner & Fireworks package, where guests can indulge in a 4-course prix-fixe signature dinner at Sharks Underwater Grill – the park’s full-service, upscale restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows that create a perfect viewing scene into the world of sharks. Guests can choose between Char-grilled Filet Mignon, Savory Garlic & Butter Gumbo Shrimp Scampi and much more. Guests will also receive a souvenir group photo and end the evening at a private lite-bite sweets reception from 11 p.m. to midnight that includes a champagne toast as fireworks dazzle above. Dinner and fireworks package is $199 per person.

Find out more about New Year’s Eve here: https://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando/events/new-years-eve-at-seaworld/

Plus, guests who visit SeaWorld on December 31 will experience all the wonder, excitement and fun of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration™, which includes:

  • Shamu Christmas Miracles – Experience the power and beauty of the Shamu family in this nighttime holiday show. Set to majestic seasonal music, the show features killer whales in a story of peace, friendship and the everyday miracles that surround us all year long.
  • O Wondrous Night – Hear the classic Christmas story as told through the eyes of the animals. With more than 30 carols, life-size puppets and a live nativity, this show will charm, entertain and delight. This must-see show has become a family holiday classic for all of our guests.
  • THE POLAR EXPRESS Experience – Now boarding! It’s a wondrous journey to the North Pole aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS. The beloved holiday classic comes to life as you and your family are immersed in the heart-warming story of a young boy’s thrilling ride into an enchanted world. The sights, sounds, and scents of the season surround you. From the moment the conductor calls “all aboard” to your arrival at the North Pole (where you’ll meet Santa Claus himself), THE POLAR EXPRESS Experience promises to create an unforgettable holiday memory.
  • Elmo’s Christmas Wish – Sesame Street friends have come to SeaWorld Orlando for a festive holiday musical celebration. Join Rosita, Grover, Zoe, and Cookie Monster as they work together to help Elmo find his Christmas wish!
  • Winter Wonderland on Ice – Christmas glistens on a stage of ice, jewels and light as skaters dazzle and delight in this show-stopping, ice-skating extravaganza. In addition to graceful skaters, the show also features towering fountains of water and a sea of lighted trees sparkling over the lake. It’s a don’t-miss experience for the holidays that will take your breath away.
  • Sea of Trees – Take a walk through our wintery, watery wonderland. This glistening forest of more than 100 Christmas trees sparkles to music and lights up the water.
  • The Christmas Village – Artisans, festive entertainment, and delicious culinary delights create a bustling market that lines Bayside Pathway. Guests can discover one-of-a-kind gifts, enjoy scrumptious holiday treats, encounter playful elves and holiday characters, sing-a-long with musicians, and marvel at a charming model train village. It also is the perfect spot to view the Sea of Trees display, relaxing near the warm glow of the fire pit and sipping a holiday craft brew.

The best way to experience SeaWorld’s New Year’s Eve and SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is with an Annual Pass offering unlimited general admission and free parking all year long. Florida residents can purchase an annual pass with EZPay, a convenient payment option starting at $13 per month. Pass holders can enjoy a variety of other perks, including discounts on food and beverage and savings on admission to Discovery Cove.

Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com and Join the conversation by using the hashtag #SeaWorldNewYear.

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

 

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Where does wireless work the Best at Walt Disney World http://www.chipandco.com/where-does-wireless-work-the-best-at-walt-disney-world-225966/ Tue, 22 Dec 2015 02:08:53 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=225966 Wireless service at Walt Disney World is always a debate. Some people love it and some people hate it. I have noticed it is one of those hit or miss things. Recently a study was published detailing the wireless coverage areas in the parks by Global Wireless Solutions. There are 4 major wireless carriers, out of those Sprint had […]

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Wireless service at Walt Disney World is always a debate. Some people love it and some people hate it. I have noticed it is one of those hit or miss things. Recently a study was published detailing the wireless coverage areas in the parks by Global Wireless Solutions. There are 4 major wireless carriers, out of those Sprint had the worst coverage. AT&T had the best coverage. Verizon is second and T-mobile ranked number 3.

They focused mainly on the Magic Kingdom.

The Magic Kingdom averages nearly 53,000 daily visitors making it the most visited theme park in the world. All of these happy and excited visitors in one venue can really stress the wireless operators’ networks. Can you imagine the impact as visitors throughout the day are energetically tapping away on their mobile devices to share their experiences of the park with their friends and family via social networks, whether it’s Instagram or Snapchat. GWS performed multiple social media simulation tests to gauge the experiences visitors could expect, whether they want to just send a tweet or live stream their visit via Periscope. Findings include:

  • AT&T was ranked as the best network for visitors that want to browse their social feeds, which can be one of the most common social media activities for users while they’re waiting in line for the next ride – clicking on links in Facebook or general browsing in Instagram and Twitter
  • AT&T and Verizon tied top for the best operators for tweeting (without images or video) your way through your magical visit, though all carriers performed admirably on simulations for status updates on sites like Facebook and Twitter
  • Verizon was the most robust network for sharing a selfie or video via social media, edging out AT&T for the top spot for uploading a selfie on social media sites such as Instagram and Snapchat
  • AT&T was by far the best network for downloading heavy streaming media. For parents turning to Netflix or YouTube videos to calm down a little one or when stuck waiting for the kids to get off the rides, those with
  • AT&T will find the best performance with these kinds of tasks
    LAND-BY-LAND COMPARISON

GWS tested a range of key indicators for mobile performance in developing these rankings- including download speed, upload speed and task success reliability. These metrics were combined to determine both the overall mobile experience for visitors of the park and a land-by-land comparison. The latter
of which are as follows (from best to worst):

  • Main Street
  • Tomorrow Land
  • Adventure Land
  • Fantasy Land
  • Liberty Square
  • Frontier Land

Check out Global Wireless Solutions for more info.

Photo Credit: Global Wireless Solutions

What are your experiences with wireless service at Disney World?

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

 

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Disney and Alibaba Start a Chinese Streaming Service http://www.chipandco.com/disney-and-alibaba-start-a-chinese-streaming-service-225529/ Tue, 22 Dec 2015 02:00:26 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=225529 Disney in connection with Alibaba are launching a Mickey Mouse shaped device that will be available only in China. The device is to stream Disney’s movies, TV shows etc, right on their TV. It’s available for pre-sale on Alibaba’s site Tmall.com for $125. You get a one year subscription to the service called DisneyLife included in […]

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Disney in connection with Alibaba are launching a Mickey Mouse shaped device that will be available only in China. The device is to stream Disney’s movies, TV shows etc, right on their TV.

It’s available for pre-sale on Alibaba’s site Tmall.com for $125. You get a one year subscription to the service called DisneyLife included in the price. You will also be able to buy Disney merchandise and plan your next trip to Disneyland Hong Kong and the new Shanghai Disney, when it opens in 2016.

Keep in mind that you will need an internet connection.

Other Chinese internet companies have been striking up deals left and right with entertainment companies to increase their services. So, Alibaba has to compete.

Disney is always looking for new ways to reach more fans, so this is no different. In the US Disney recently announced that Sony’s Playstation Vue Internet TV streaming service will host ESPN, and ABC.

Photo Credit: cnbc.com

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

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Where does wireless work the Best at Walt Disney World http://www.chipandco.com/where-wireless-works-the-best-at-walt-disney-world-225958/ Tue, 22 Dec 2015 01:00:47 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=225958 Wireless service at Walt Disney World is always a debate. Some people love it and some people hate it. I have noticed it is one of those hit or miss things. Recently a study was published detailing the wireless coverage areas in the parks by Global Wireless Solutions. There are 4 major wireless carriers, out of those Sprint had […]

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Wireless service at Walt Disney World is always a debate. Some people love it and some people hate it. I have noticed it is one of those hit or miss things. Recently a study was published detailing the wireless coverage areas in the parks by Global Wireless Solutions. There are 4 major wireless carriers, out of those Sprint had the worst coverage. AT&T had the best coverage. Verizon is second and T-mobile ranked number 3.

They focused mainly on the Magic Kingdom.

The Magic Kingdom averages nearly 53,000 daily visitors making it the most visited theme park in the world. All of these happy and excited visitors in one venue can really stress the wireless operators’ networks. Can you imagine the impact as visitors throughout the day are energetically tapping away on their mobile devices to share their experiences of the park with their friends and family via social networks, whether it’s Instagram or Snapchat. GWS performed multiple social media simulation tests to gauge the experiences visitors could expect, whether they want to just send a tweet or live stream their visit via Periscope. Findings include:

  • AT&T was ranked as the best network for visitors that want to browse their social feeds, which can be one of the most common social media activities for users while they’re waiting in line for the next ride – clicking on links in Facebook or general browsing in Instagram and Twitter
  • AT&T and Verizon tied top for the best operators for tweeting (without images or video) your way through your magical visit, though all carriers performed admirably on simulations for status updates on sites like Facebook and Twitter
  • Verizon was the most robust network for sharing a selfie or video via social media, edging out AT&T for the top spot for uploading a selfie on social media sites such as Instagram and Snapchat
  • AT&T was by far the best network for downloading heavy streaming media. For parents turning to Netflix or YouTube videos to calm down a little one or when stuck waiting for the kids to get off the rides, those with
  • AT&T will find the best performance with these kinds of tasks
    LAND-BY-LAND COMPARISON

GWS tested a range of key indicators for mobile performance in developing these rankings- including download speed, upload speed and task success reliability. These metrics were combined to determine both the overall mobile experience for visitors of the park and a land-by-land comparison. The latter
of which are as follows (from best to worst):

  • Main Street
  • Tomorrow Land
  • Adventure Land
  • Fantasy Land
  • Liberty Square
  • Frontier Land

Check out Global Wireless Solutions for more info.

Photo Credit: Global Wireless Solutions

What are your experiences with wireless service at Disney World?

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

 

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Rock out to Star Wars with Galactic Empire! http://www.chipandco.com/do-you-love-star-wars-and-metal-music-225877/ Mon, 21 Dec 2015 01:00:36 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=225877 I can’t believe there is a Star Wars rock band out there! They recently released a video of the Star Wars theme music. They are called Galactic Empire and they are pretty good, and this is coming from a person who is not a Star Wars fan. A little something from their bio: A long time ago […]

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I can’t believe there is a Star Wars rock band out there! They recently released a video of the Star Wars theme music. They are called Galactic Empire and they are pretty good, and this is coming from a person who is not a Star Wars fan.

A little something from their bio:

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. actually fairly recently – a new heavy metal band was formed by some of the most infamous and feared villains in the galaxy. Introducing GALACTIC EMPIRE.

The band performs classic pieces from the iconic soundtrack of the Star Wars films written by John Williams.

For further info check out their facebook page.

Here is the lineup:

  • Boba Fett – drums
  • Stormtrooper – bass
  • Darth Vader – lead guitar
  • Shadowtrooper – guitar
  • Imperial Guard – guitar

Check it out:

The video is blowing up on Facebook!

Photo Credit: Galactic Empire Facebook Page

What do you think?

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

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Wyndham Lake Buena Vista located in the Disney Springs Resort Area Offers More Choices Than Ever http://www.chipandco.com/wyndham-lake-buena-vista-located-in-the-disney-springs-resort-area-offers-more-choices-than-ever-225765/ http://www.chipandco.com/wyndham-lake-buena-vista-located-in-the-disney-springs-resort-area-offers-more-choices-than-ever-225765/#comments Sun, 20 Dec 2015 18:00:18 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=225765 There’s an amazing new look and feel in the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista located in the Disney Springs Resort Area, including the introduction of the Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista. “For the value-minded vacationer, we now offer the Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista featuring spacious rooms and access to all the amenities that our guests […]

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There’s an amazing new look and feel in the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista located in the Disney Springs Resort Area, including the introduction of the Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista.

“For the value-minded vacationer, we now offer the Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista featuring spacious rooms and access to all the amenities that our guests have come to expect in our adjacent Skyview tower,” said General Manager Jay Leonard.

The Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista includes 394 guestroom accommodations comprising 330 rooms with two double beds and 64 rooms with one king bed.

Corporate travelers, groups and associations will appreciate the 25,000 square feet of function space, the 12,000-square-foot ballroom and 21 function rooms.

The 19-story Wyndham Lake Buena Vista tower features 232 guestroom accommodations, including seven parlor suites, 42 rooms with one king bed and 183 rooms with two queen beds.

The two Wyndham properties are Official Walt Disney World Hotels, located in the Walt Disney World Resort. As such, continuous shuttle service to all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks is available. A Disney Character Breakfast is featured three days a week, and an on-site Disney Store is offered for those seeking souvenirs. Walt Disney World Theme Park admissions can be purchased online through the hotel website or by visiting the Guest Services Desk in the tower lobby.

Guests of both hotels have plenty of activities to enjoy at the resort. The Oasis Aquatic Pool Playground features two pools with many interactive water attractions for children, a hot tub and an abundant amount of space to stretch out in the Florida sun. The Oasis Bar & Grill, located poolside, is perfect for cooling off and refueling for the next adventure. The resort also offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, along with tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts.

As part of the recently announced multimillion-dollar renovation, a lake house retreat concept ties together the tower’s redesign, led by global hospitality design firm The Gettys Group. The lobby space is reenergized with a fresh, neutral color palette accented with vibrant turquoise and pops of chartreuse. Distressed wood paneling, white granite, custom wood screens and bead board paneling are a few of the finish details that are now incorporated into the lobby. The concept extends throughout the public spaces – from Sundial Cafe to the Eclipse Lobby Lounge to the Lakeview Restaurant.

The textures and patterns selected for the tower guest rooms and suites are reminiscent of those found in nature. Custom case goods and lighting, plush seating in neutral-toned upholstery fabrics, luxurious pillow-top bedding and modern bathroom fixtures are all just part of the numerous upgrades to the hotel.

The Wyndham hotels are adjacent to Lake Buena Vista and have gorgeous water views. The guest rooms and suites in the Wyndham Skyview Tower offer guests a true sanctuary with generously appointed accommodations and all of the amenities that could be found in a central Florida vacation lake house.

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

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Miami Man Rented out an Entire Movie Theater For “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and Donates tickets to Children’s Hospital http://www.chipandco.com/someone-rented-out-an-entire-movie-theater-for-star-wars-the-force-awakens-and-donates-all-the-tickets-225749/ http://www.chipandco.com/someone-rented-out-an-entire-movie-theater-for-star-wars-the-force-awakens-and-donates-all-the-tickets-225749/#comments Sat, 19 Dec 2015 00:00:42 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=225749 A man from Miami rented out a theater at Regal Cinemas South Beach for the big premiere of the very popular, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, he did not do it for his own benefit, he donated all 165 tickets to the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. The very generous man goes by the […]

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A man from Miami rented out a theater at Regal Cinemas South Beach for the big premiere of the very popular, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, he did not do it for his own benefit, he donated all 165 tickets to the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. The very generous man goes by the name of “Purple”

The kids that are discharged from the hospital can see the movie in 3-D along with their family Friday night. 

“One of the most remarked movies of modern history is coming out, and now children everywhere are excited about this movie, and now we get that opportunity to bring it to the children of our hospital,” said Kara Marante, Director of Children Experiences for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Amazing right?

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

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The Iowa DOT is Using “The Force” to Promote Safe Driving http://www.chipandco.com/the-iowa-dot-is-using-the-force-to-promote-safe-driving-225272/ Mon, 14 Dec 2015 23:00:04 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=225272 The Iowa Department of Transportation is using “The force” to remind drivers to drive safe! There are 5 different messages that can be seen statewide on Monday. They had so many great suggestions they could not pick just one. .@iowadot outdoing itself w/ Star Wars themed safety messaging tying into movie release- #letthewookiewin pic.twitter.com/QoxqINe366 — […]

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The Iowa Department of Transportation is using “The force” to remind drivers to drive safe! There are 5 different messages that can be seen statewide on Monday. They had so many great suggestions they could not pick just one.

These messages can also be seen on billboards in other states as well. Iowa has shared with, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado.

Keep in mind this will not be a regular thing. If you will be in these states keep an eye out, but be safe about it!

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

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