Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2015

The Festival will run from March 4, 2015 until May 17, 2015

The Festival will run from March 4, 2015 until May 17, 2015

Refresh your sense of spring at the 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival—with fresh seasonal dishes, enchanting Disney character topiaries, complimentary presentations and more!

Discover dazzling gardens, seasonal cooking and high-energy entertainment at this spectacular springtime event. Sprouting once again in March, the 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will be budding with fresh experiences for every age and interest.

A few highlights coming into bloom include:

  • Locally grown topiaries featuring Disney characters
  • Outdoor Kitchens with spring-inspired dishes
  • A variety of vibrant entertainment offerings
  • Freshly picked music at the Garden Rocks™ Concert Series
  • Opportunities to learn how to bring spring at Epcot home

Plus, with so much to see and do, you can return again and again, and find something new every time… ‘cause in 2015, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is so much more than flower and gardens! Continue reading

King Kong Comes Back to Orlando

Kong Comes Back to Life at Universal Orlando

Kong Comes Back to Life at Universal Orlando

Quick Update ~ Last week I tipped my hat that Universal Orlando Resort was going to bring back a very popular attraction that was lost over a decade ago. Universal Orlando it seems has confirmed that Kong will be brought back to life. It is not yet confirmed where the attraction is going to be, but my guess is over at Islands of Adventure next to Jurassic Park. I was over there about four months ago and construction was already underway. You would think that maybe it would segue into the new Jurassic Park movie coming out but your guess is as good as mine. Let’s just hope that it is themed after the Peter Jackson version of King Kong and maybe a tour around Skull Island.

How to Surprise Your Family with Orlando Theme Park Tickets

Surprising your family with Orlando theme park tickets can provide an amazing, joyful experience that you and your kids will never forget.  Some parents report that surprising their kids is often just as fun as the trip itself, as many kids are so excited at the prospect of visiting the theme parks that they’ve always dreamed of.  Keep reading for our pro tips on pulling off the ultimate Orlando vacation surprise with your family.

One of the most common ways to surprise kids with a trip to Orlando is to wrap up some theme park tickets in a gift basket on their birthday, Christmas or Chanukah.  If you really want to dazzle the recipient, include some fun travel extras, including good sunblock, a fuzzy beach towel, a new bathing suit and some travel games.  This is a fun way to give a big gift within a gift, and it’s sure to help conceal the surprise until the gift is given.

Don’t have any birthdays or holidays coming up?  No problem!  You can always reveal the big vacation surprise by buying some stuffed animals or other gear, such as Disney plush toys if you will be visiting the Disney resort, and leaving it on the child’s bed with a note announcing the trip.  Another option is to tell the kid’s you are going one place, such as a local park or entertainment venue and then surprise them once you are on the way to the airport.  This can a be a bit risky with older kids who aren’t prepared to hop on a plane at a moment’s notice, so be sure that your surprise doesn’t end up being an inconvenience.

No matter how you do it, you won’t believe how excited your family is when they realize what you are giving them.  A trip to Orlando isn’t just fun for the whole family, but it provides a great opportunity to create some amazing memories that will last for a lifetime.  See for yourself by planning your family trip today!