Month: December 2015

Disney drops prices on memory maker

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Disney drops prices of memory maker.

Beginning Dec. 14, 2015, changes will take effect for Memory Maker at Walt Disney World® Resort.

The price of the pre-arrival, advance-purchase Memory Maker product, which does not include photos taken within three days of purchase, will change from $169 to $149. In addition, the price of the standard Memory Maker product, which can be used immediately upon purchase, will change from $199 to $169.

Guests who previously purchased Memory Maker who have yet to activate their Memory Maker entitlement, will be automatically issued a promotional store credit (for the difference paid) for use on MyDisneyPhotoPass.com if they have a contactable email address on file.

If Guests do not have a contactable email on file with Disney, they may call or email the Disney PhotoPass Guest Support team for instructions on how to obtain their promotional store credit. Guests in the process of using their activated Memory Maker entitlement are not eligible for the store credit.

Actor Dick Van Dyke celebrates his 90th birthday InStyle

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Actor Dick Van Dyke celebrated his 90th birthday with a very special party at Disneyland. Hundreds turn out to celebrate with this Disney Legend . video courtesy of YouTube

After a MARY POPPINS themed flash mob Dick Van Dyke joined his fans in a singalong. And in true Disney fashion Dick Van Dyke was the parade Marshall.

Orlando Eye lights up for last night of Hanukkah

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In honor of the last night of Hanukkah, the Orlando Eye observation wheel has paid tribute to the Jewish Festival of Lights by turning into a 400-foot menorah!

Nine individual capsules, representing the branches of the menorah, were lit in white, with the brightest capsule representing the shamash candle, known as the helper, which traditionally lights the other candles on the menorah. The rest of the observation wheel was lit in blue.

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A Royal Engagement at Madame Tussauds in Orlando

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The Royal Family at Madame Tussauds in Orlando Florida

This morning International Drive was all  a buzz as people were anxiously awaiting as Madame Tussauds here in Orlando unveiled the Royal Family . The amazing detail and artistry that goes into making these wax figures is unparalleled!

From the moment I walked in the room I felt like I truly was in the presence of royalty.

Madame Tussauds and the Orlando Eye truly are a must see Central Florida Attraction.  All of the 3 of the attractions here are friendly for people of all sizes! Come spend the day inside the magic!
Madame Tussauds Orlando has new Florida resident rates, offering attraction admission for $18 ($13 for children between the ages of 3-12). This special offer saves visitors more than 25 percent off regular admission. For a limited time, tickets may be purchased at MadameTussauds.com/Orlando or at the attraction’s admissions desk. This offer is valid for Florida residents, with valid proof of residency, such as a state-issued ID, utilities or cable bill, bank statement, library card, or recent paystub. Restrictions may apply. Prices and hours subject to change without notice. Attraction admission is not guaranteed and subject to availability. The offer is not valid for premium products and cannot be combined with any other offers or packages.

Check out our Facebook page and Twitter for more pictures add excitement from this event.

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT PARTNERS WITH VETERANS ADVANTAGE TO LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE MILITARY BENEFIT

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ORLANDO, Fla. (December 8, 2015) – Universal Orlando Resort and Veterans Advantage have collaborated to create two new benefit packages that give military veterans, active duty, National Guard and reservists, retired military and their immediate families the opportunity to save on vacation packages to Universal Orlando Resort.

Veterans Advantage members now receive up to 10 percent off the following packages:

·         The 2-Park Getaway Vacation Package, which includes a three-night hotel stay and a two-day Park-to-Park ticket

·         The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Exclusive Vacation Package, which includes a four-night hotel stay, three-day Park-to-Park ticket and breakfast at the Leaky Cauldron and more

Veterans Advantage members can customize their vacation package to their choosing and enjoy special benefits. Both packages include early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, access to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk and more.

Additionally, qualified Veterans Advantage members and active duty or retired military have access to an Exclusive Military Vacation package to Universal Orlando Resort. This package includes three-night hotel accommodations plus a one-day park-to-park ticket with two days free.

“We honor veterans and their service and we are excited to offer them a special opportunity to enjoy Universal Orlando Resort with their families,” said Bill Davis, president of Universal Orlando Resort and a Vietnam War veteran.  “We want to help them make memories that will last forever.”

Veterans Advantage currently partners with a robust lineup of leading travel providers, which include United Airlines, JetBlue, Amtrak, Greyhound, Avis and Budget, and AIG Travel Guard, offering special savings and exclusive benefits for Veterans Advantage members.

“We are excited to launch this exclusive travel benefit with this world-class vacation destination and premier theme park provider,” said H. Scott Higgins, CEO of Veterans Advantage and a Vietnam War veteran. “With more than 15 years of experience serving the needs of Veterans Advantage travelers, we know this will create a lot of excitement in our community,” Higgins added.

For special instructions on accessing these discounts, please visit VeteransAdvantage.com/Universal.

About Universal Orlando Resort
For 25 years, Universal Orlando Resort has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures.  Guests can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, grab a Krusty burger in Springfield, join the ranks of the Minions and so much more.

Universal Orlando’s two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative attractions. Its on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort are destinations unto themselves.  Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family. And just minutes away is Wet ‘n Wild, a family water park.

Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled 18 new guest experiences in the past five years – powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and a dramatically themed hotel.  And more is on the way.  Coming in 2016 is Universal Orlando’s fifth on-site hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort; and Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands of Adventure.  And in 2017 will come Universal’s Volcano Bay, an entirely new water theme park experience

Universal Studios Orlando to get new theme park.

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The Internet is a buzz this morning that Universal Studios Orlando maybe adding a new theme park to its lineup of world-class parks. Several local bloggers broke the story. A story on the Inside the magic website explains that there is a parcel of land that Universal may be looking to purchase. With the recent approval of the new skyplex that Universal voiced a very adamant disapproval for it seems that all fingers are pointing that this may be more then just a rumor! However with all the new construction on International Drive this would be a very welcome addition.

http://www.insidethemagic.net/2015/12/universal-orlando-resort-reportedly-looking-to-build-new-theme-park-extension/