There was once a time where runner Cheri Srour couldn’t walk or talk, as a result of a paralyzing autoimmune disease. This past Sunday, however, the Brooklyn woman showed that her disease is no match for her strength when she walked the final stage of the Disney Princess Half Marathon.
Each week, we ask you, our readers, to vote for your favorite food, ride, land, or activities at theme parks around the world. This week, we asked you to decide between the past four winners at Walt Disney World. What is the best of the best for table service restaurants at a Walt Disney World park?
Each week, we ask you, our readers, to vote for your favorite food, ride, land, or activities at theme parks around the world. This week, we’re at the Universal Orlando Resort, on the search for the top table service restaurant at CityWalk or in one of the two theme parks.
Hosts Banks Lee and JeniLynn Knopp bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
American Idol’s 2013 finalists are touring the U.S. and making a stop in Orlando. Tickets are on sale for their Aug. 1 concert at the Amway Arena, but fans can see them parading down Hollywood Boulevard the day before at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. [Read more…]
America has crowned a new American Idol winner, and this week she stopped by Walt Disney World to tape new segments for The American Idol Experience attraction. [Read more…]
Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon, his wife Susie and two-year-old son Sebastian, served as the grand marshals in the daily parade at the Magic Kingdom today. [Read more…]
The new 2011 American Idol winner, Scotty McCreery made an appearance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today in what has become a yearly tradition for the winner. Scotty rode down Hollywood Bouldvard with Mickey Mouse, sang his new song, I Love You This Big, and made an appearance during the first showing of The American Idol Experience. [Read more…]
To amusement park lovers, Orlando may be the mecca for dark attractions. In a recent survey of the Darkride and Funhouse Enthusiasts (DAFE) (Yes, there’s a club just for fans of indoor attractions), members chose Magic Kingdom as their “Favorite Dark Attraction Park”. Members were also asked for their favorite dark attractions in the Orlando area. [Read more…]
This past Saturday, Disney Online announced the winner of its “Design a Fairy House Art Contest,” which ran in February on the online world for girls, Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow (www.PixieHollow.com). The winning fairy house design, inspired by 15-year-old Zoe Periale from Frazier Park, Calif., was revealed during a special ceremony in the Pixie Hollow Garden at the Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival. Zoe and her family were in attendance to celebrate the momentous occasion.
The winning house design was selected by DisneyToon Studios filmmakers, currently working on the upcoming “Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue” movie coming to Disney Blu-ray and DVD this fall. Director Brad Raymond and Producer Helen Kalafatic attended the celebration to personally congratulate the winner, meet with Tinker Bell fans and sign autographs.
“We were thrilled to honor Zoe and her winning design at this very special celebration,” said Jason Everett, Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow product director. “This contest offered the Pixie Hollow community an exciting opportunity to utilize their love for Disney Fairies as inspiration to create their very own fairy house art design.”
A luncheon preceded the announcement. Zoe and her family, media and some Disney cast members and their families were also in attendance and were able to meet Tinker Bell and her friend Terence. Some of the cast member’s daughters also created fairy houses that were on display during lunch.
Zoe’s fairy house will be on display in the Pixie Hollow Garden at Epcot for the rest of the festival. [Read more…]