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Dine With Disney Princesses At Cinderella’s Dining

Beginning January 8, 2015, the Disney princesses will welcome guests to Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa while we spruce up Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom Park. Reservations are available for Walt Disney World Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members beginning December 3. Reservations open to all guests on December 4.

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Cinderella will be there to greet guests as they arrive, and the Disney princesses will visit each table for photos and autographs during the dining experience. Diners also can participate in an interactive “Magical Wishing Ceremony” with Cinderella and the Disney Princesses, with “wishing wands” and “wishing swords” for little ones.

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Breakfast and brunch hours are 8 a.m.-2:20 p.m., and cost is $49.99; $31.99 ages 3-9. The experience is on the Disney Dining Plan (2 entitlements). For reservations contact you Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner.

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Cinderella’s Royal Table is expected to reopen in March.

Cinderella’s Dining at Cítricos
Breakfast and Brunch with the Disney Princesses

Adult Menu

APPETIZERS OF THE COURT

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Choice of One:
Garden Salad–Artisanal Greens, Endive, Roasted Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, and
Marcona Almonds with Riesling Vinaigrette
Assorted Fresh Fruits

ENTRÉES ROYALE – Choice of One:
Traditional Breakfast–Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, and Twice-cooked Breakfast Potatoes
Scrambled Egg Whites, Hot Ten-Grain Cereal, Greek Yogurt topped with Granola,
Whole-Grain Bread, and Fresh Fruit
Steak and Slow-Poached Eggs with Twice-cooked Breakfast Potatoes and Wilted Spinach
Grilled Ham and Biscuit, Slow Poached Eggs topped with Sausage Gravy
Market-inspired Fish with Angel Hair Pasta, and Aromatic Tomato Sauce
Florida Shrimp with Creamy Cheddar Cheese and Smoked Bacon Grits

DESSERT TRIO

Beverages included:
Unlimited Coffee (regular/decaf), Iced Tea (regular/decaf),
Fountain Beverages, and Juices (Apple/Orange/Tomato)
One Specialty Beverage

Children’s Menu

APPETIZERS – Choice of One
Bite-size Cheddar Cheese and Grapes
Garden Salad
Fat-free Ranch Dressing

ENTRÉES – Choice of One
Turkey Pot Pie
Turkey Pot Pie topped with a Cheese Biscuit
Roasted Chicken Leg
Roasted Chicken Leg with Brown Rice Pilaf and Broccolini
Children’s Scrambled Eggs
Mickey-shaped Waffles
Steak
served with Mashed Potatoes and Sweet Corn

DESSERT TRIO

Beverages included:
Milk and Skim Milk
Fountain Beverages
Juices: Orange/Apple/Tomato
One Specialty Beverage

Specialty Beverage Selections

Adult Specialty Beverage Selection
Choice of One
Mimosa
Champagne
Seasoned & Spiced Tomato Juice with Vodka
Cappuccino
Latte
Espresso
Glass of Wine

Children’s Specialty Beverage Selection
Choice of One served in a Specialty Cup
Tink Drink
(Lemonade, Orange Juice and Sprite)
Strawberry Smoothie

(Menu subject to change without notice)


Top 10 Beaches For Disney Cruise Line Families to Visit

If you love cruising to tropical locations, chances are you also love visiting beautiful beaches. Luckily for you, there’s no shortage of warm sand in the Bahamas and Caribbean where Disney Cruise Line ships frequent throughout the year. But deciding which glorious stretch of sand is a good fit for your family isn’t always easy.

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Disney Cruise Line Port Adventures are the best way for your family to experience a hassle-free beach day, and Disney has worked with tour operators to take guests to some of the best beaches in the places Disney visits.

Here’s a look at the 10 tropical destinations for Disney Cruise Line families:

1. Castaway Family Beach, Castaway Cay (Bahamas)
Most cruises from Florida include a stop at our private island, Castaway Cay, and if you’re traveling with little ones, Castaway Family Beach is the perfect spot for you. The beach is lined with umbrellas, chairs and hammocks for your complimentary use, and the water is sectioned off for swimming, floating and snorkeling. Plus, the Pelican Plunge water slide is within swimming distance from shore and the all-you-care-to-eat lunch buffet is steps away.

2. Blue Lagoon Island, Nassau (Bahamas)
This spectacular private island is just a half-hour boat ride from the port of Nassau. Disney Cruise Line offers several excursions there with different options for what your family would like to do, whether that’s swimming with dolphins, snuggling with sea lions or swaying in hammocks! The family-owned island has all of the amenities you need, yet it’s set apart by its untouched natural environment and authentic Bahamian experience.

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3. Playa Mia, Cozumel (Mexico)
With its water park, water trampolines and water bicycles (just to name a few!), Playa Mia is an active family’s paradise on the island of Cozumel. The full-facility beach also has plenty of space where you can relax, including lounge chairs both on the beach and by the pool. Our Cozumel Beach Break excursion is a convenient way to get time at this popular locale, with a delicious lunch buffet included!

4. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands)
Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman is famous for its long stretch of coral sand and clear blue water, and it’s just a short ride from the port. On Disney Cruise Line’s Family Beach Day at Tiki Beach Port Adventure, you’ll have access to full amenities there, including lounge chairs, fresh-water showers, a restaurant and not to mention a gorgeous view!

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5. Magen’s Bay Beach, St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands)
With its calm waters and half-mile stretch of white sand, Magen’s Bay is home to St. Thomas’ premier beach. The beachside café in this untouched environment makes it a great option for families, especially on our Magens Bay Beach Break excursion, which also includes a stop at Drake’s Seat to enjoy the panoramic view of the bay.

6. Orient Bay Beach, St. Maarten (West Indies)
Known as the “French Riviera of the Caribbean,” Orient Bay is the most famous beach in St. Maarten. Adventures like our Afternoon Beach Bash Tour and French Riviera Beach Rendezvous are great options if you want to just relax in this stunning locale. For a more active day, Family Fun, Beach and Nature Walk adds the option to boogie board and join a guided walk through part of a nature reserve.

7. Isla Verde Beach, San Juan (Puerto Rico)
Isla Verde Beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico is especially popular for families with its gentle waves, huge expanse of white sand and access to amenities. If you’re visiting San Juan during your cruise, you can join the Isla Verde Beach Escape or San Juan Family Beach Day, both including a lunch buffet and the chance to play beach volleyball!

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8. Rose Hall Beach, Falmouth (Jamaica)
Rose Hall Beach in Jamaica is home to several upscale resorts, adding an air of exclusivity to this beautiful stretch of sand. Disney cruisers have the chance to enjoy time at one of these beautiful resorts on Disney’s Resort Beach Break – All Inclusive Port Adventure. Access to the resort’s amenities, including pools, slides and dining, makes this excursion a great day for families.

9. Cane Garden Bay Beach, Tortola (British Virgin Islands)
Tortola’s Cane Garden Bay is considered by many to be finest beach on the island. Restaurants, bars and shops are steps from the beach, making it an ideal spot for families. Disney just announced Tortola as a destination in 2016 and is working with local operators to develop family-friendly Port Adventures so you can enjoy this destination to its fullest.

10. Crandon Park Beach, Miami (Florida)
Miami is one of Disney Cruise Line’s homeports for cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean, and no visit there is complete without stopping by one of the area beaches. One top pick for families is Crandon Park Beach, located on Key Biscayne in front of a sandbar that keeps the surf calm. This park also has an amusement center, picnic areas and plenty of other amenities for a comfortable family beach day.

These are just a few of the amazing beaches you can visit on a Disney cruise, are there any family-friendly beaches in these destinations that you would add to this list?


Carnival Pride Makes Tampa Her Home

Carnival Pride has kicked off its winter schedule of seven-day Caribbean cruises from the Port of Tampa following a $75 million dry dock that added new Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements, including four Playlist Productions shows.

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On its new winter schedule, Carnival Pride will depart Sundays on week-long itineraries to four Caribbean destinations: Cozumel, Mexico; Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan; Belize City, Belize; and George Town, Grand Cayman, or Costa Maya, Mexico. Available shore excursions will range from ziplining, snorkeling and kayaking to cave tubing and exploring ancient ruins.

The Carnival Pride’s three-week dry dock added a variety of new features, part of Carnival‘s Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement initiative.

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New features include dining options like the Guy Fieri co-developed Guy’s Burger Joint, the full-service Bonsai Sushi, the Mexican Blue Iguana Cantina, as well as beverage venues like the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, the Caribbean-inspired Red Frog Pub, EA SPORTS Bar with a 16-monitor video wall, and the poolside Blue Iguana Tequila Bar and Red Frog Rum Bar.

The ship has also added a WaterWorks aqua park highlighted by the Green Thunder water slide, as well as Hasbro, The Game Show, offering adaptations of the company’s iconic games, and Cherry on Top, a “candy and more store.”

Guests sailing on Carnival Pride can also enjoy four new Playlist Productions shows – 80s Pop to the Max, Heart of Soul, Getaway Island and 88 Keys: The Rock and Roll Piano Show. The new shows are highlighted in a video hosted by senior cruise director John Heald and featuring interviews with members of Carnival’s entertainment team and exclusive behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage:

 

Carnival Pride will operate from Tampa through March 2015, and then reposition to Baltimore for year-round five- to 14-day departures from that port.


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It’s Time For ‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’

Harry Potter film stars Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps and Evanna Lynch are slated to appear at the second annual “A Celebration of Harry Potter” – a special event hosted by Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

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The event allows fans to celebrate all of Harry’s adventures, from the beloved books to the feature films. Creative talent also set to appear includes Paul Harris, the world’s only Wand Combat choreographer, Kazu Kibuishi, illustrator of Scholastic’s re-imagined Harry Potter book covers, and Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina of MinaLima, who established the visual graphic style of the Harry Potter films.

“A Celebration of Harry Potter” will take place from January 30 – February 1, 2015 at Universal Orlando. Fans will enjoy three days of incredible experiences, including Q&A and autograph sessions with Harry Potter film talent, special discussions and demonstrations with creative talent, and access to the “A Celebration of Harry Potter” Expo – where fans can enjoy the Sorting Hat experience, pose for a photo in a recreation of the iconic Great Hall set and celebrate their Hogwarts house pride in an interactive Pottermore exhibit.

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Guests can also experience Harry Potter’s world for themselves by visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and the all-new The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. Vacation Package guests and those with a park-to-park ticket will also be able to board the iconic Hogwarts Express and enjoy a unique journey as they travel between King’s Cross Station and Hogsmeade Station.

Access to “A Celebration of Harry Potter” is included with regular theme park admission or with an annual pass, with admission to certain activities being granted on a first-come, first-served basis. While most of the activities for “A Celebration of Harry Potter” will be open to all Universal Orlando Resort park guests, guests who purchase the exclusive event vacation package will enjoy certain special benefits and reserved sections for the discussions and demonstrations.

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“A CELEBRATION OF HARRY POTTER” DISCUSSIONS AND DEMONSTRATIONS”

Discussions and Q&A sessions will be available featuring Harry Potter film talent and crew, with special demonstrations and discussions for kids. Admission into discussions and demonstrations will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Specific times will be released at a later date.

Behind the Scenes: Harry Potter Film Talent Discussion
Enjoy a fascinating and interactive Q&A session featuring some of your favorite actors from the Harry Potter films. Discover what it was like to work on the most successful film franchise in history.

Duelling Demonstration & Wand Combat Masterclass with Paul Harris
Pick up your wand and take part in a live duelling masterclass, hosted by Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, featuring the world’s only Wand Combat choreographer, Paul Harris. Paul choreographed the epic battle scenes in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and will be on hand to teach you the technique behind wielding a wand.

Creating The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Alan Gilmore, Art Director for the Harry Potter films, will explain how he and his team brought the world of Harry Potter to life from the fiction to the films, and eventually in the two lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. In addition, hear firsthand from Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team how live shows in both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley were created, as well as some of the hidden “secrets” and innovative interactive elements contained within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Graphic Design for the Harry Potter Films with MinaLima
Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, from the graphic design studio MinaLima, will share insights into their role as Graphic Prop Designers for more than a decade on the Harry Potter movies. They will discuss and show some of the iconic props they created for the Harry Potter films, including the Marauder’s Map, the Daily Prophet and The Quibbler, amongst others. Still immersed in all things Harry Potter, they will also talk about their recent involvement in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Illustration of Harry Potter with Kazu Kibuishi
Award-winning illustrator Kazu Kibuishi, who reimagined the Harry Potter book covers for Scholastic, will be drawing some of your favorite Harry Potter characters live on-stage in this interactive panel for all ages.

This year’s “A Celebration of Harry Potter” will also include kids’ discussions and interactive experiences such as a special duelling demonstration and wand combat masterclass with Paul Harris, an interactive ‘Dance Like a Beauxbatons and Battle Like a Durmstrang’ experience, as well as Harry Potter film trivia.


Postcard from Dromoland Castle

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With an extraordinary history stretching back to the 5th Century, Dromoland Castle is a destination all to itself! Located in County Clare, Ireland, Dromoland Castle is as luxurious on the inside as it is impressive on the outside. It has welcomed presidents, heads of states, and numerous royalty and celebrities.


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Week 6 of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival – Episode 279

This week Rick is joined by his wife Leslie as they sample the offerings from the Canada, Greece, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii Marketplaces at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

Hope you enjoy today’s video, be sure to leave a comment and share it with your friends!

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Meet Hiro and Baymax from “Big Hero Six”

Hiro Hamada and his buddy, a huggable robot named Baymax, are flying into theaters in 3D this weekend in Disney’s new comedy adventure, “Big Hero 6.” And you’ll be able to see them in person at Disney Parks!

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At Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort, look for Hiro and Baymax inside The Magic of Disney Animation attraction, where you’ll find recreations of Hiro’s garage workshop and the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology labs seen in the film.

Disney began celebrating the film’s release with a fun addition to Downtown Disney West Side – a 40-foot-tall Baymax!  Be sure to check out the video below to see for yourself.

 

When Hiro and his robot companion head west to the Disneyland Resort, you’ll find them in Tomorrowland near the Starcade and Magic Eye Theater, where you can also catch a special exclusive sneak peek of “Big Hero 6.”


Get To Know Castaway Cay

No matter how many times you’ve been to Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, chances are you experience something new with each visit. If you’re looking forward to your first day at this little slice of paradise in the Bahamas, here’s what you need to know …

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Castaway Cay is reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests. If the Castaway Cay post office is open, be sure to stop by to mail a message (and brag) to friends back home. Also check out the merchandise you can only get on the island, like beachwear, hats and collectible pins with the Castaway Cay logo, at She Sells Sea Shells … and Everything Else!

You can walk right off the ship onto the island. The dock Disney Cruise Line built at Castaway Cay eliminates the need to tender (using a smaller boat between shore and a larger ship), making the ship easily accessible throughout the day. Trams provide transportation to and from various points on the 1,000-acre island. All you’ll need is your Key to the World card to get on and off the ship as you please.

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All that you need is included. From complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas to an all-you-care-to-eat lunch buffet and ice cream station, Disney Cruise Line has you covered. They even provide beach towels, wagons, and strollers to make your day more comfortable. There isn’t much you’ll need to bring onto the island with you, except for of course plenty of sunblock and a good book!

There’s something for everyone. Disney Imagineers designed Castaway Cay much like Disney’s ships, with unique activities and areas for every age group. Places for the family to spend time together are plenty, but when it’s time to do your own thing, kids can head to Scuttle’s Cove, teens to the secluded Hide Out, and adults to the pristine Serenity Bay.

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There are plenty of Port Adventures options for your family. Just like Disney’s other destinations, Disney Cruise Line works with local operators to offer excursions such as parasailing, deep sea fishing and boat tours. Plus, you won’t want to miss the activities exclusive to the island, including Castaway Ray’s Stingray Adventure, the Castaway Cay Walking and Kayak Nature Adventure, and the teen-only Wild Side Adventure.

The island is stocked with toys for water sports enthusiasts. Water cycles, paddleboats, sea kayaks, sailboats, stand-up paddle boards, floats and snorkel gear are all available to rent. There’s also a watercraft ski adventure for the chance to drive a personal watercraft through mangroves and around the island.

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You can stay cool even in the warm sunshine. Besides joining the water fun with one of the many activities listed above, the Pelican Plunge slide is a great way to cool off. When you need a break from the sun, shaded areas are located around the island, including covered seating near the lunch buffets and bars, In Da Shade Game Pavilion and private rental cabanas.


Port Tampa Bay Welcomes Norwegian Sun for Winter

Port Tampa Bay officials welcomed the Norwegian Cruise Line ship Norwegian Sun to Tampa during a plaque exchange ceremony Sunday, November 2, commemorating the ship’s inaugural call in Tampa, as well as the start of the busy 2014-2015 winter cruise season.

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Norwegian Sun replaces Norwegian Dawn, as Norwegian’s third home ported ship at Port Tampa Bay. The 1936-passenger Norwegian Sun is sailing a series of seven-day Western Caribbean cruises with stops in Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; along with two relaxing days at sea.

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The ship has a gross tonnage weight of 78,309 tons, length of 848 feet, and crew size of 953.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome the beautiful Norwegian Sun for what is shaping up to be the busiest cruise season ever for Port Tampa Bay and to see a continued commitment by Norwegian Cruise Line to make Tampa one of its home ports, bringing significant economic benefit to the Tampa area and the region,” Paul Anderson port president and chief executive, said.


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Carnival Unveils WiFi@Sea

Carnival Corp. announced it will offer a long-range, broadband wireless Internet network on all of its 101 ships across nine cruise line brands.

The Miami-based cruise ship company says WiFi@Sea will use a combination of strategically located land-based antennas installed along cruise routes, Wi-Fi from a port connection and advanced satellites to offer onboard Internet.

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Cruise ships currently have Internet packages and cafes, but the connectivity has traditionally been slow.

Company officials said in recent years, passengers have asked for a faster network. It also is trying to lure the tech-savvy millennial generation toward cruise ship vacations.

“In the past, people wanted to be on vacation and be disconnected,” said Ramon Millan, senior vice president and global chief information officer for Carnival Corporation. “Recently we’ve found that people want to be connected. Knowing you have that option allows you to relax even more.”

Millan said the network will be similar to a cell phone’s when it changes from one data connection to another while moving across a coverage area. It’s 10 times faster than connectivity previously offered on Carnival ships.

Pricing will vary by brand upon service rollout, which has already started on some ships. All of the company’s ships are expected to have the new network by 2016.

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Currently, most of Carnival’s ships charge a $3.95 activation fee and then sell Internet packages. On Carnival cruises longer than six days, for instance, 250 minutes is $100. Ships also have Internet cafes with similar prices.

Carnival Corporation is the largest cruise company in the world. It’s comprised of Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Ibero Cruises, P&O Cruises and P&O Cruises.

Millan said the new Internet is also great for cruise ship workers, who often videoconference with family and friends.

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Colleen McDaniel, the managing editor of the online website Cruise Critic, called this a “major step” in keeping cruise ship passengers connected.

Previously, passengers who went on cruises felt a huge disconnect while onboard ships and tried to access the Internet.

“People have gotten so used to high-speed Internet on land,” she said. “This is a response to what people said they want.”


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Four Must-Visit Places In Scotland

From mist shrouded mountains and lush rolling hills, to picturesque rivers and stunning beaches, Scotland is arguably one of the most breathtaking places in the world. It is also a land of castles, rich history,cultural heritage, and home to Princess Merida from Pixar’s Brave.  With so many destination options to choose from in Scotland, here is a list of the top 4 must-visit places to get you started.

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Edinburgh
Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital and a great place to start your Scottish adventure. This historic city is home to world famous attractions like the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and the splendid Holyrood Palace. It also boasts a busy calendar of cultural events, with most festivals taking place in the summer (August to early September). For thrill seekers, scaling Arthur’s Seat (an extinct volcano) to see the sun setting over the city is well worth the effort. History and architectural buffs will fall in love with Edinburgh’s architectural landscape, where modern and ancient structures rub shoulders in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere. Gothic churches and medieval places line the city streets in the old town while the new town exudes a modern ambiance with its Georgian grandeur.

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Glasgow
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and boasts of having been crowned the European titles of City of Culture and City of Architecture and Design. Lavish Victorian and Edwardian buildings remain standing to this day in the city centre. You can choose to explore the many galleries, museums and restaurants that are scattered all across Glasgow. There are also many green spaces and parks that offer a peaceful retreat from the busy surrounding streets.

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Isle of Skye
Touted for having some of the best coastal views in the UK, Isle of Skye is a Mecca for beach lovers. It is one of the most frequented isles among Scotland’s Hebrides Islands. From sandy beaches with soaring mountains in the backdrop, to windswept moorlands, the island’s landscape leaves most visitors awestruck. Rock climbers and hikers can take on adventurous trips on the Cuillin Hill Mountains. In addition, Isle of Skye is home to abundant wildlife as well as a vibrant culture and heritage.

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Glencoe
Nestled in the Western Highlands, Glencoe is Scotland’s most scenic mountain valley. Loch (lake) Laven faces the glen (valley), which is overshadowed by the peaks of the Three Sister mountain range. If you are the adventurous type, take on an epic hike through the Lost Valley, or scale one of the many mountains in Glencoe. For an easy climb, ride the Glencoe Chairlift, which takes you from the valley floor up to 2,200 feet in just 12 minutes. People of all ages can enjoy this ride as they soar above the waterfalls and take in panoramic views of Rannoch Moor.

These four must visit destinations of Scotland are just a tip of the iceberg. Scotland has a lot more to offer so much so that you could spend a whole year in this destination and not see everything. With these four destinations, why not start planning a memorable trip and get to see the best of Scotland today?

Adventures by Disney even has a tour of Scotland based off Pixar’s Brave so you can experience that land of Princess Merida for yourself!


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Week 5 of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival – Episode 278

As we continue to taste our way around Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, this week Rick is joined by West Coast friends Kate and Chad as they enjoy the Japan, Brazil, France, and Ireland Marketplaces!

Hope you enjoy today’s video, be sure to leave a comment and share it with your friends!

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Disney Cruise Line’s Early 2016 Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line introduces two popular Caribbean destinations — Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Martinique — into the lineup of favorite tropical itineraries for early 2016. The return to the homeport of San Juan, Puerto Rico brings a new itinerary that includes Martinique.

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From the warm Caribbean culture of Tortola, capital of the British Virgin Islands, to the exquisite French island of Martinique, these destinations provide Disney Cruise Line guests the chance to relax on pristine beaches, discover natural wonders and indulge in local shopping and cuisine.

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Port Canaveral to Eastern Caribbean, including Tortola
In 2016, Disney Cruise Line will sail from Port Canaveral, FL on a seven-night itinerary to the Eastern Caribbean, including a call at Tortola and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.

Tortola is an idyllic escape for Guests of all ages, from tranquil beaches and stunning scenery to exhilarating activities and authentic Caribbean fare. With a variety of experiences for the family to share together, Disney Cruise Line Guests will create memories in Tortola while swimming with dolphins, exploring centuries-old ruins, sampling local spices on Main Street and reveling in the natural beauty of Sage Mountain National Park.

Ports: Port Canaveral; Tortola; St. Thomas; Disney Castaway Cay
Departure dates: Disney Fantasy: Jan. 2, 16, 30; Feb. 13, 27; March 12, 26; April 9, 23; Disney Magic: April 3, 17

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San Juan to Southern Caribbean, including Martinique
Disney Cruise Line returns to San Juan, Puerto Rico in early 2016 as the Disney Wonder sails four cruises to the Southern Caribbean, including a stop in Martinique — a new port of call for Disney.

Known as the “Flower of the Caribbean,” Martinique offers a unique island experience complete with breathtaking natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture of French and Creole influence. Nature-lovers will delight in lush rainforests, rushing waterfalls and volcanic landmarks, while Guests looking for a more upscale experience will savor superb French cuisine and superlative shopping.

Ports: San Juan; Barbados; Grenada; Martinique; Antigua; St. Kitts
Departure dates: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31

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Port Canaveral and Miami to the Bahamas and Caribbean
In 2016, Disney Cruise Line will sail from Port Canaveral and Miami to the Bahamas and Caribbean on a variety of itineraries. All of these cruises include a stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

Bookings for these early 2016 itineraries will open to Platinum and Gold Castaway Club members on Oct. 29, 2014 and to all Guests on Oct. 30, 2014.


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Special Events For November at Walt Disney World

We all agree that a visit to Walt Disney World Resort is incredible, but sometimes you are looking for something a more magical!

Thanks to Disney Parks Blog, here is a list of some of the special events that only happen at Walt Disney World.

Have you taken part in this year’s 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival yet? Don’t Worry, there’s still time. Here are a few special guest appearances you won’t want to miss.

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  • Festival Center – William Silvers (Nov. 1)
  • Art of Disney – Tim Rogerson (Nov. 7 – 9)
  • Heritage Manor Gifts, American Adventure Pavilion – The Fabulous Beekman Boys (Nov. 8)

November 1 – 2: Be among the first to get Disney Infinity 2.0 during our special launch event at Once Upon A Toy in Downtown Disney Marketplace.

November 3 – 6: Meet artist Larry Dotson who will be on hand for special appearances each day at Art of Disney in Epcot.

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November 6 – 9: Beloved artist David E. Doss returns to Walt Disney World Resort this month. Look for appearances by David at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace.

November 7: “Drop” in to Tower Gift Shop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a special Game Night with Disney Design Group Artist, Quynh Kimball. From 4 – 6 p.m. you can challenge Quynh to a game of Jenga or Clue, both inspired by The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction, as he tells you about how he designs these Disney Theme Park Exclusive games.

November 7 – 8: Special PANDORA jewelry showcase scheduled to take place at Cherry Tree Lane in the Marketplace Co-Op at Downtown Disney Marketplace.

November 7 – 8: Join us as we welcome artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith who will appear for the very first time at Marketplace Co-Op in Downtown Disney Marketplace. Meet Jasmine from from 5 – 7 p.m. each day.

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November 7 – 9: Representatives from Precious Moments Dolls will be on hand at Once Upon A Toy in Downtown Disney Marketplace for the release of the Villains Collection inspired by Maleficent, Cruella De Vil and the Evil Queen. Not able to make it? No problem. Representatives will be on hand throughout the holiday season, beginning November 20.

November 10 – 13: Artist Greg McCullough will be on hand for special appearances and signings this month at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace. Meet Greg (November 10 – 13, 16 – 20, 26 – 28 and November 30 – December 4).

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November 14 – 15: Meet Disney artists David Buckley, Will Gay, Joe Kaminski, Mark Seppala and Don “Ducky” Williams, November 14 from 6 – 8 p.m. and November 15 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace.

November 14 – 16: ACME Archives artist William Silvers will be on hand for a special showcase as we debut some of his newest pieces inspired by Star Wars. William will appear November 14 – 15 from 5 – 9 p.m. each day and November 16 from Noon – 4 p.m.

November 21 – 22: Take part in a Disney artist showcase with Joe Kaminski, Alex Maher, Tim McCloskey and Darren Wilson, November 21 from 6 – 8 p.m. and November 22 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace.

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November 21 – 23: Precious Moments doll designer Linda Rick will be on hand for the debut of her Holiday Princess Collection. Look for special appearances by Linda, November 21 – 23 at Once Upon A Toy in Downtown Disney Marketplace and November 27 – 30 at Santa’s Village at American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot.

November 29 – 30: Meet Disney Traditions artist Jim Shore and see some of his latest releases November 29 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace and November 30 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Heritage Manor in Epcot. Not able to make it? Take advantage of a special pre-purchase opportunity.

There’s just one last thing to note before I go. Holidays Around the World kicks off November 24, I know Steven Miller is planning to share all the details with you but here are a couple of events worth noting on your holiday calendar.

Precious Moments Dolls (Nov. 24 – Dec. 30)

Reinhard Herzog (Nov. 25 – Dec. 23)


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