Category Archives: Guest Blogging
Monday, April 22, is Earth Day, and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) wants to make sure you have every reason to celebrate! Ranger Rick is honoring his best friend, Earth, with a special giveaway. NWF’s new kids’ iPad apps Ranger Rick’s Treehouse & Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures: Lions will be on sale for a full week (April 22-April 29) for just $1.99, a 60% savings off the regular $4.99 price!
Ranger Rick’s Treehouse (ages 7-12) SALE PRICE: $1.99
Enter a virtual tree house full of rooms packed with clickable animal stories, comic adventures, multi-level games, videos, nature activities and wildlife mysteries around every corner. There are even opportunities for children to earn badges by correctly using what they learn!
Spring has sprung—although a lot of areas across the U.S. aren’t exactly feeling it yet—and while Walt Disney World Resort is smack in the middle of the Spring Break craze, we’re already looking ahead to what’s next.
Memorial Day will fall on Monday, May 27, this year. It’s a great time of year to visit the Parks, with perfectly balanced spring/summer weather. Plus, many kids across the nation are still in school, so the crowd levels haven’t yet peaked. So what kinds of Memorial holiday happenings can you expect to unofficially kick off summer fun at the Disney Parks? Well, while there are no specific Memorial Day holiday observances at Walt Disney World, the Parks will offer extended weekend hours, and some Resort events will make the holiday extra memorable.
The nearest ocean is a good hour’s drive away in either direction from Walt Disney World. Although the Resort is landlocked, all is not lost for Guests who love the open waters.
I feel like Bubba Blue from Forrest Gump, except instead of spouting shrimp dishes I’m listing boating options. You’ve got…
- Pedal boating
- Motor boating
- Parasailing (pulled by a boat)
- Tubing (pulled by a boat)
- Water skiing (pulled by a boat)
- Wake boarding
- Specialty cruises
- And of course, Friendships and ferries
No kidding! I’m telling you, Walt Disney World truly has something for everyone. Here, Captain Mickey and Sailor Donald know they are not the only ones who like to set sail, so they’ve arranged plenty of options for your seafaring hearts.
Call me crazy (you have before!), but I like downtime at Walt Disney World. I didn’t used to be that way. The first few times my family visited Walt Disney World, we pushed ourselves to the limits, trying to do everything we possibly could. Every moment that wasn’t spent sleeping was devoted to park time. And it led to many miserable days—we refer to them as Grumpy days—when everyone’s on edge and the Disney magic is more annoying than it is uplifting. That’s when we started searching out some hidden ways to get the Disney experience without wearing ourselves thin. What we discovered is that at Walt Disney World, even the mundane is pixie-dusted.
Did you know there are fishin’ holes on property? Grab your rod and reel (or rent them on site) and kick up your heels for some old-fashioned, dockside fishing in the well-stocked waters of Fort Wilderness Campgrounds & Cabins (at the Bike Barn) or do some cane-pole fishing at Port Orleans Riverside’s Old Man Island. If that’s a little too down downtime and it just doesn’t reel you in, you can venture out on the water for a guided excursion.
Walt Disney World Guests can experience bass fishing at its finest all year round with guided fishing excursions on Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon, Village Lake, Crescent Lake, and World Showcase Lagoon. Whether you’re a veteran angler or an amateur hobbyist, you’ll enjoy these options. Choose from Guided Bass Fishing on a 21-foot Tracker pontoon with up to five Guests and Bass Nitro Fishing on a Nitro Bass boat for one or two people. Two- and four-hour excursions are offered, and when available, an extra hour may be added at the Marina. Solo fishermen may book an afternoon excursion at a reduced rate.
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PHINEAS AND FERB: ANIMAL AGENTS coming to DVD February 26, 2013!
12 Adventures Featuring Perry the Platypus and His Animal Comrades
How well does anyone really know their pet…or ANY animal? Behind a cute and/or cuddly exterior there may lurk a cunning crime-fighter with a brown fedora, a top-secret identity, and a license to thrill!
Perry the Platypus, family pet of the Flynn-Flethchers, may seem like an animal who “doesn’t really do much,” but when no one’s looking and before anyone asks, “Where’s Perry?” he dashes down a hidden passage to answer the O.W.C.A. (Organization Without a Cool Acronym) call. In Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents, Perry—aka Agent P—is joined onscreen by his fellow secret animal avengers in 12 different episodes of the popular animated television series.