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With all the things that mothers do, don’t they deserve more than one day of recognition? The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is celebrating mothers for the entire month of May with the “Mother May I” promotion.
True to its name, guests can take advantage of all five weekends in May to make it all about mom. They can treat their mother, step-mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, mother-to-be or any other maternal figure in their lives with a special getaway to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Those who book using the code “MOTHER2″ can receive rooms starting at $159 per night, and when booking a stay during any weekend in May they will be automatically entered to win a luxurious private catered mini-cruise aboard the classic cruising vessel, the Fan-ta-sea, for themselves and their family through the waterways of the Epcot Resort Area! One cruise will be awarded each weekend.
Guests will learn if they are the recipients of this private voyage which is not accessible to the general public upon check-in.
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort offers an ideal place to celebrate Mother’s Day. Situated between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and within walking distance to both, it is a great option for moms interested in the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (Mar. 3 – May 16). Guests of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort can take advantage special Disney hotel benefits which include complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Attractions, and theExtra Magic Hours benefit in which each day, one of the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks opens one hour early or remains open up to three hours after regular Park closing time.
The “Mother May I” offer is available throughout the month of May. To make reservations guests can call 800-227-1500 and refer to rate code “MOTHER2″ or visit www.swandolphin.com/offers for more information. Based on rate schedule availability. Taxes, resort services fee and gratuities not included. Not valid with any other special offers, promotions, or for existing reservations or groups.
In the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort, the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is your gateway to Central Florida’s greatest theme parks and attractions. The resort is located in between Epcot® and Disney’s HollywoodStudiosTM, and nearby Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Magic Kingdom® Park. Come discover our 17 world-class restaurants and lounges, sophisticated guest rooms with Westin Heavenly Beds® and the luxurious Mandara Spa. Enjoy five pools, two health clubs, tennis, nearby golf, and many special Disney benefits, including complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Attractions, and the Extra Magic Hours benefit. The resort can be reached at 800-227-1500 or www.swandolphin.com.
Thank you Lisa for the article!
Despite being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world with millions of visitors every year, Disney World has had a very low number of serious accidents and fatalities on site.
Aug. 22, 1989: A 29-year-old jogger was seriously injured on Walt Disney World property when he ran in front of a truck.
Feb. 8, 1990: A worker was killed at Disney Hollywood Studios when he fell 33 feet to his death from a scaffold while working on an air-conditioning duct.
Feb. 8, 1990: In an unrelated accident, three tourists were injured when three sets of cars in the Space Mountain roller coaster at Walt Disney World’s Disney World Magic Kingdom abruptly stopped because the computer detected a faulty wheel and automatically halted the system.
Feb. 6, 1990: Five tourists suffered minor injuries when pieces of molding fell from the ceiling of the Haunted Mansion attraction at Walt Disney World’s Disney World Magic Kingdom.
Aug. 18, 1994: A 6-year-old girl was badly injured when she became pinned between a boat and boarding dock at the It’s a Small World ride at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The girl suffered collapsed lungs, a broken rib and a broken arm.
Dec. 31, 1999: Six people were burned when fireworks at Disney World’s New Year’s Eve festivities exploded near them.
June 13, 2005: A 4-year-old boy died of a heart attack after riding the Mission: Space ride at Epcot.
April 11, 2006: A 49-year-old woman became ill after riding Mission: Space at Walt Disney World’s Epcot. She was taken to a nearby hospital and died the next day.
Dec. 18, 2007: A 44-year-old man visiting Walt Disney World died after apparently suffering a heart attack on the Expedition Everest roller coaster in Animal Kingdom. No heart defibrillators were immediately available in the area.
July 5, 2009: A 21-year-old monorail driver was killed when his train crashed into another monorail because of a track change malfunction. This was the first fatal accident involving a monorail in the resort’s 38-year history.
Aug. 6, 2009: A 47-year-old Disney performer was injured during Captain Jack’s Pirate Tutorial show at Disney World. He succumbed to his injuries and died a few days later.
Aug. 17, 2009: A stuntman at Disney’s Hollywood Studios died after suffering a head injury while practicing a tumbling roll during a rehearsal for the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular show.
Oct. 31, 2009: A 4-year-old girl was injured at Disney’s Fort Wilderness resort when a golf cart she was riding in overturned.
March 14, 2010: A Walt Disney World employee broke his leg after he was struck by a guest driving a car at the Tomorrowland Speedway in the Magic Kingdom.
March 23, 2010: Eight people were injured, one seriously, because of a crash between a Disney bus and Waldorf-Astoria bus near Epcot.
April 1, 2010: A 10-year-old boy was hit and killed by a bus while riding his bike at Disney’s Fort Wilderness.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved in yesterday’s tragedy.
Cute video from Jeff Lang of The Easter Bunny joins Mrs. Bunny as they greet guests at Bunny Lane in the Magic Kingdom!
[DGN] are returning to this year to the Magic Kingdom. DGN 2010 will be held on April 23, 24, 30 and May 1, 2010 from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. Last years DGN was held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios but this year it rotates back to the MK.
Disney Grad Nite is a once a year celebration for graduating high school seniors. This exclusive party features live performances by some of the most contemporary artists. Dance floors are strategically placed throughout the park giving seniors a chance to dance the night away. The park is filled with fun and games including areas where DJs rock the party and get everyone involved.
Live entertainment during DGN 2010 will include:
All Time Low
April 30-May 1
Boys Like Girls
For additional information about Disney’s Grad Nite call 407.W.Disney.
Driver Jean Valentin crashed into the rear of a parked Mears bus at the entrance to the Epcot parking lot.
The other driver had parked the empty bus in the roadway after she said she heard a stange noise and got out to inspect it.
Florida Highway Patrol says that driver’s action was a contributing factor to the crash, but no tickets were issued.
Valentin had to be cut out of the cab of the bus and seven passengers were taken to local hospitals for check ups of mostly minor injuries.