Category Archives: Walt Disney World
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Fantasyland Construction Progress in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom by Lou Mongello from WDW Radio – Your Walt Disney World Information Station.
I have been watching the “Disney Parks” videos all week and all I can say is WOW. Everyone in my family loves them. Even my 4 year old girl has been wanting to watch these over her Disney Cartoons. I love the Disney Secrets and the Behind the Scenes footage the best! This is one DVD set you will want to make apart of your Disney Library.
Warning if you don’t have a Disney Vacation planned soon you will want to get on the phone and make one..!
Check out a sample of what you will find on this DVD Collection.
The guys from Questar Entertainment were gracious enough to give us a DVD copy to giveaway on Chip and Company. Here are the details on how to enter and be sure to take advantage of the Bonus Entries. Some of our previous contest winners came from a bonus entry by retweeting, so the second it takes to retweet could be the winning entry.
Use the Contest Machine Below to Enter:
For a Bonus Entry:
- Tweet about the giveaway (Click the Retweet Button next to the Picture above)
Giveaway ends at midnight on Saturday, May 28th, 2010!
No purchase necessary. Contest is open to first 100 people who enter via Contest Machine. Retweets will be open till contest ends on March 28th. Valid for US residents and addresses only. I’ll announce and contact the winner via Contest Machine.
The winner will have 3 days to get back to me for delivery details.
If you can’t wait and want to order your copy today or need more information check out Questar Entertainment. Be sure to check out their other videos they have available. There is literally something for everyone!
Refurb/closure information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available at http://www.disneyworld.com
- Construction for the Fantasyland expansion has begun. Pooh’s Playful Spot playground, Ariel’s Grotto Character meet-and-greet and Scuttle’s Landing have closed.
- Baby Care Center- 5/14/10-5/20/10
- Honey I Shrunk the Audience closed on May 9th to make way for Captain EO.
- Cantina de San Angel at the Mexico pavilion in Epcot has closed for refurbishment and expansion until fall 2010
- Via Napoli, is still under Construction in the Italy pavilion.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Muppet Vision 3D will be closed for refurbishment April 24-May 14
- Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster will be closed for refurbishment May 15-20
- The Grand Floridian Tennis Courts are currently closed for refurbishment through May 21, 2010.
- Paddock area of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Pool Construction.
Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
- Stormalong Bay pool slide will be closed to guests beginning May 2 until late in May.
- The unseasonably cold winter has delayed work on the Teamboat Springs attraction, so it will remain closed for an additional few weeks.
Disney’s Golf Courses
- Disney’s Palm Golf Course- 6/1/10-6/10/10 closed Tuesdays only 6/22/10-7/27/10
- Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course- 5/24/10-6/3/10 closed Wednesdays only 6/23/10-7/28/10
- Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Course- 5/17/10-5/27/10 also closed Mondays only 6/21/10-7/26/10
- Disney’s Osprey Ridge Golf Course- 6/7/10-6/17/10 closed Thursdays only 6/24/10-7/29/10
Click here for May’s Disneyland Refurb & Closures Schedule.
How do you inspire Central Florida’s kids to lead an active, healthy life? IronKids, a national non-profit, believes in introducing them to the sport of triathlons. Walt Disney World Resort will host the first IronKids Orlando event on May 15. Open to children ages 6 to 15, IronKids Orlando is an event at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground that kids can “tri” for fun even without training.
IronKids Orlando appeals primarily to local and Florida-based children and families who are looking for a fun way to spend the day.
“I like to exercise because it makes my body stronger,” says six-year-old Celebration, Fla. participant Harley Gamble, who is diabetic. “When I exercise, I’m more energized. I’m most excited to participate with other kids, but also to cross the finish line.”
Participants will swim in Bay Lake, followed by a bike and run on closed roads throughout Fort Wilderness. A portion of the run course will pass through the petting zoo at Tri-Circle-D Ranch, which features horses, ponies, goats, potbellied pigs and more.
Distances vary by age group:
Ages 6 to 8: 50-yard swim, 2-mile bike and 500-yard run
Ages 9 to 11: 150-yard swim, 4-mile bike and 1-mile run
Ages 12 to 15: 300-yard swim, 8-mile bike and 2-mile run
Kids thinking of participating should go ahead and try it, according to Harley. “I would tell other kids who are scared to participate that everything will be ok. It will be fun,” the first-grader said.
In February, Disney announced that it will develop a program in collaboration with First Lady Michelle Obama supporting “Let’s Move,” her newly announced campaign to create a healthier generation. In addition, Disney established food guidelines in 2006 aimed at giving parents and children well balanced food options at theme parks and resorts.
To register for IronKids Orlando or learn more, visit www.IronKids.com.