Wizarding World of Harry Potter Grand Opening Invitation!

The Hogwarts "trunk" we received with our invitation inside!

The Hogwarts "trunk" we received with our invitation inside!

Universal Studios Orlando sent us invitations to the Grand Opening party of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!!  You can only imagine our extreme excitement.  As we all know by now, the WWoHP is set to open June 18th at Islands of Adventure.  As you can see above, we received a box that looks a lot like a smaller version of the Hogwarts trunks the students use in the movies.  Inside, there was a letter sealed with a wax stamp (featuring the Wizarding World logo.)  We were all aquiver!  Continue reading

Epcot Welcomes Back Captain EO, Starring Michael Jackson

Captain EO

Captain EO, a 3D movie starring Michael Jackson, is returning to Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida on July 2nd.  The show has already returned to Disneyland California and is scheduled to open at both Disneyland Tokyo and Paris this summer. Continue reading

Sea World Orlando~Dolphins Blowing Underwater Rings Amaze Tourists of All Ages

Sea World Orlando Dolphins Doing Amazing Things

Sea World Orlando Dolphins Doing Amazing Things

The playful creatures at Sea World Orlando, create the bubbles with their blowholes, then chase and swim through them. Continue reading

Hollywood Studios – New Toy Story Mania! Game

Rex and Trixie's Dino Darts is coming to Hollywood Studios in May!

Rex and Trixie's Dino Darts is coming to Hollywood Studios in May!

Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida released some big news via their Disney Parks Blog today.  A new game with new faces is being added to the Toy Story Mania! attraction at Hollywood Studios in May.  They will also be introducing a new character, who you’ll be able to meet at the park, all as part of the celebration of the soon-to-be-released Disney*Pixar film, Toy Story 3. Continue reading

Sea World Cares – $5 Child Ticket with the Purchase of an Adult

Sea World conservation efforts help little guys like these!

Sea World conservation efforts help little guys like these!

For nearly 50 years, Sea World Parks & Entertainment has been rescuing and rehabilitating animals in need. They also work to support conservation efforts around the world. And now, they’re inviting you to be a part of it.

Now through December 31, 2010, when U.S. residents purchase a full-price adult admission, children ages 3-12 receive a ticket to Sea World for only $5.00.  100% of the proceeds will be donated to a wildlife conservation project of your choice. Continue reading

Sea World Live Tweets the Return of Manatees to the Wild

The Animal Care Specialists are using a heavy duty sling to carry them to the water

The Animal Care Specialists are using a heavy duty sling to carry them to the water

 Sea World Orlando offered guests and animal lovers a unique opportunity to follow along live via their Twitter account as their Animal Care Specialists returned a manatee named Mossback and her calf back to the wild.  Their destination was Blue Springs State Park, and students from Fern Creek Elementary School were on-site to learn valuable conservation lessons.  Keep reading for more details and photos!

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Gatorland Offers Free Admission to Paramedics and EMTs

Gatorland Welcomes Paramedics and EMTs

Gatorland Welcomes Paramedics and EMTs

Gatorland in Orlando, Florida is offering complimentary admission for Paramedics & Emergency Medical Technicians with a valid ID May 16 – 22, 2010 honoring their commitment to providing exceptional lifesaving medical assistance. Continue reading

Scrapbookers: Have you checked out the latest Disney digital supplies?

A few examples that can be found on scrapblog

A few examples that can be found on scrapblog

There are many popular Web sites for creating custom photo projects, such as scrapbooks or calendars. But now there is one with exclusive digital Disney content for such projects; Scrapblog has been named “the official memory-maker for Disney’s D23.” Continue reading

Sea World Orlando Celebrates World Penguin Day Every Day!

Check out the Penguin Spotlight Tour at Sea World Orlando

Check out the Penguin Spotlight Tour at Sea World Orlando

Sea World Orlando certainly has a reason to celebrate World Penguin Day.  On the Sea World Parks and Entertainment Blog, they share with us an amazing story – one that is also featured in the Penguin Encounter exhibit at the park.  On June 23, 2000, 300 tons of fuel oil spilled into the waters off of Cape Town, South Africa. Continue reading

Wizarding World – Exclusive Interview with Art Director

Alan Gilmore - Art Director for two Harry Potter films and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Alan Gilmore - Art Director for two Harry Potter films and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Attractions Magazine posted an exclusive interview with Alan Gilmore from the Entertainment Designers Forum.  Gilmore was the art director on two of the Harry Potter films and his current project is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, set to open June 18th at Islands of Advenutre at Universal Orlando Resort.  Attractions Mag posted a video on their site, where Gilmore confirms some more details about the new World and the attraction.  Continue reading