Wedding planning can be stressful: the flowers, the cake, the wedding party, and, of course, the dress. Brides can be under an incredible amount of stress while getting ready for their big day, and sometimes getting a dress can seem daunting or out of reach. Now, Ripley’s wants to help with that. [Read more…]
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! attractions in Florida are about to become even more super with this summer’s Ripley’s Superhero Summer event. [Read more…]
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the “Star Wars” saga, Star Wars: Force for Change and Omaze are partnering on a new fundraising initiative titled “Star Wars: Past, Present and Future,” which will benefit the Starlight Children’s Foundation and UNICEF. The campaign highlights the longevity of the “Star Wars” franchise, and revels its past, takes pride in its present, and looks forward to the future. [Read more…]
With the premiere for Disney’s newest live-action film, “Beauty and the Beast,” HomeAway, an online vacation rental company, is teaming up with Disney to give one contest winner and up to 20 of their chosen guests a stay in a Scottish castle this summer. [Read more…]
Video game fans can glimpse the future of PlayStation for free during the My Road to Greatness tour stop
at The Plaza Live in Orlando on November 5. [Read more…]
To celebrate the current election season, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is holding a contest that will give one guest and his or her family a stay in the hotel’s Presidential Suite.
You can enter the Swan and Dolphin Resort’s presidential suite contest by signing up at swandolphin.com/offers/presidential by Nov. 8. As the presidential guest, the winning candidate will be invited to bring up to four “cabinet members” on a 3-day/2-night term. He or she will arrive via complimentary transport from the airport and be treated to a red carpet welcome with a personal escort to the suite. A special welcome amenity created by the resort’s two-time world champion pastry Chef Laurent Branlard will await the winner in the suite and the entire group can celebrate the victory with a “state” dinner using a $250 dining certificate at any of the resort’s 17 restaurants and lounges, which include Shula’s Steak House, celebrity chef Todd English’s bluezoo and Il Mulino New York Trattoria.
The “elected” candidate (chosen by random drawing) along with his or her guests will receive complimentary Walt Disney World theme park two-day Park Hopper passes (up to four) as well as access to all the other amenities offered by the resort. Guests can “nominate” themselves by visiting swandolphin.com/offers/presidential and signing up for the resort’s email newsletter before the polls close on Nov. 8.
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort offers 12 presidential suites featuring bathroom and bedroom appointments designed in residential-style décor. Presidential suite amenities include multiple flat-screen TVs, deluxe private bathrooms, Westin Heavenly Beds, kitchens with a private bar and dining room table and views of Walt Disney World Resort. The resort’s presidential suites have hosted the likes of President H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton.
For more about the Swan and Dolphin resort, call 800-227-1500, visit swandolphin.com or facebook.com/swananddolphin, and watch this 2011 episode of Attractions The Show featuring a tour of the resort:
Now through July 24, Pokémon GO players who catch a rare Pokémon at a Ripley’s attraction could win $5,000 in the #RipleysGO Pokémon contest. [Read more…]
Following the footsteps of founder Robert Ripley, who reportedly received many of his best Believe It Or Not stories through reader submissions, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not is launching a My Believe It Or Not Moment writing contest. [Read more…]
If you love your cat or dog as much as you love visiting Walt Disney World, this contest might be right up your alley: seven Disney Springs hotels are offering a 4-night stay to one lucky winner and their pet through the ‘Vacation With Your Best Friend’ sweepstakes. [Read more…]
A new, state-of-the-art McDonald’s is replacing the iconic “French Fry box” restaurant at the corner of International Drive and Sand Lake Road. To help say goodbye to the iconic location, guests are invited to participate in the “Share Your Memories” Photo Contest. [Read more…]
Have you ever wanted to ride a classic Disney attraction with someone who provides a voice for it? Right now you have a chance to do just that! [Read more…]
Pies – from grandma’s cooking, to the local bakery and specialty shops, pies have been enjoyed by almost everyone throughout the years. On April 26 and 27, 2014, guests in Celebration, Fla. can experience the love of pies for themselves at the 13th Annual American Pie Council (APC) Great American Pie Festival. [Read more…]
Think you can throw the fastest fastball? Then you could win a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. [Read more…]
All you need is a smartphone and a creative video to enter Experience Kissimmee’s “Rock Your Vacation” video contest on Instagram. [Read more…]
Just in time to celebrate the season, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has brought back “23 Days of Disney Christmas,” a gorgeous collection of work contributed by artists from nearly every corner of The Walt Disney Company, and a contest to go with it.
Each day, starting today, D23.com will unveil a new piece of art that celebrates the holidays. The theme for 2013 is “The Ultimate Gift”. D23 asked Disney artists what their favorite characters would most want for the holiday. The results are just as creative as the talents behind them, and 23 lucky D23 Members now have the chance win a lithograph of the work.
Disney Television Animation character designer Tara Billinger, who works on the new Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, crafted a colorful holiday scene with the “fab six” (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Pluto, and Goofy—with a “hidden Oswald” thrown in) carting their sleigh through the snow, ready to unwrap some holiday delights (shown above).
Disney Consumer Products principal artist Steven Thompson presents a delightful illustration of Beast giving Belle her “ultimate gift”: a library card (shown below).
Other participating creative talents from around the world of Disney include producer Don Hahn (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast), Disney Master Artist Dave Pacheco, Wander Over Yonder executive producer/creator Craig McCracken, Monsters University production designer Ricky Nierva, Disney Consumer Products lead artist Anthony Whitfield, Disney Television Animation’s Andy Suriano (Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts), Cris Bernabe-Sanchez of Disney Corporate Creative Resources, Monsters University character design art director Jason Deamer, and Gravity Falls storyboard artist Sabrina Cotugno—along with more than a dozen other Disney talents.
To add to the fun, D23 has launched the “23 Days of Disney Christmas Sweepstakes,” in which members of the Official Disney Fan Club can enter for a chance to win a lithograph of one of the pieces of artwork. D23 Members legally residing in and physically located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia may enter the sweepstakes through 1 p.m., Dec. 26 at the D23.com Sweepstakes.
Fans can join D23 at Gold, Silver and Free Membership levels at D23.com.
Legoland Florida is bringing back its kid-friendly Halloween celebration, Brick-or-Treat. The event takes place each Saturday in October from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Read more…]
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has always been about the strange and bizarre, and their new contest is no different. [Read more…]
Hosts Banks Lee and JeniLynn Knopp bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
Hosts Banks Lee and JeniLynn Knopp bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news, plus a special guest and more. On this week’s episode … [Read more…]
Hosts Banks Lee and JeniLynn Knopp bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news and more. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]