Coming Soon: Sanuk and Apricot Lane to Open at Downtown Disney District

Sanuk is launching a new flagship store with a grand opening on Friday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m. To celebrate the opening, Sanuk is offering a free bag to the first 100 guests who purchase merchandise at the new Downtown Disney District location.On June 15, join the grand opening celebration of Apricot Lane, a new merchandise location (next to AMC 12 Theaters) featuring celebrity-inspired apparel, handbags and accessories. The celebration will feature appearances by style expert Lilliana … [Read more...]

Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort wins AAA Five Diamond Award

Once again, Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has been awarded the coveted AAA Five-Diamond Award, the highest AAA honor for a restaurant. This is the 11th year (first awarded in 2000), and V&A’s is the only restaurant in Central Florida and one of only three in Florida, along with L’Escalier and The Restaurant at the Four Seasons, both in Palm Beach. Only 55 restaurants made the 2011 list, including the U.S., Canada and Mexico.At the helm of Victoria … [Read more...]

Disney’s Primeval Whirl will remain closed throughout summer


According to the Orlando Sentinel the Animal Kingdom's coaster Primeval Whirl will remain closed  as federal investigators continue examining the death of a resort mechanic who was killed while working on the attraction in March.Disney recently extended the closure of Primeval Whirl, a spinning coaster in Disney's Animal Kingdom that has been shut down since January for maintenance, until at least Sept. 14. The reopening of the ride, initially scheduled for April, already had been … [Read more...]

Pirate Princess Merchandise Sails in at the Magic Kingdom


Princesses have been a part of the "Disney" identity since the release of Snow White in 1937.  Generations of little girls have grown into women dreaming and singing along with a bevy of beautiful princesses.  Although Disney executives recently indicated that they are abandoning the long beloved tradition of princesses and fairy tales in favor of more "hot and hip" heroines, it seems that at least within the Walt Disney parks the Princess is still in vogue.With the increased success of the … [Read more...]

Disney Chef’s Serves Up More Than $185K for Florida United Way


Twenty-four top chefs from Central Florida’s finest dining establishments recently joined forces at Walt Disney World Resort for the 19th Annual Chef’s Gala, the premier fundraiser for the Heart of Central Florida United Way (HFUW). Event organizers say the tasteful event raised more than $185,000 for Central Floridians in need.More than 1,000 guests enjoyed the special evening at Epcot World Showplace on May 21, which featured a silent auction, live music, fine wines and extraordinary … [Read more...]