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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!

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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.

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MSC and Lego Partner for Lego Experience at Sea

MSC Cruises and the LEGO Group have joined forces to bring children and families the ultimate LEGO Experience at sea, including LEGO designed playrooms and entertainment options.

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As part of the partnership, MSC Cruises is implementing a special program across its fleet in which children, as well as adults, will have the chance to compete in LEGO themed competitions and games on a designated day during a sailing. Children who participate in the LEGO Experience Day will receive an official LEGO Junior Master Builder diploma. In addition, all guests will have the chance to meet and greet Sailor Walkabout – the LEGO Sailor Mascot – who will be available during cruises for photos and entertainment.

The LEGO Group is also working to design completely new play areas on the MSC Armonia, the first ship in MSC Cruises’ Lirica class of ships undergoing the Renaissance Program.


Currently in dry dock, the newly enhanced MSC Armonia will re-enter service on Nov. 19, with an inaugural cruise departing from Genoa, Italy and stopping in France, Spain, and Gibraltar, before arriving at its final destination in Portugal. MSC Armonia’s dedicated offerings of LEGO play materials when she begins sailing again will include:

  • LEGO DUPLO for children under three, including fun games and challenges;
  • Classic LEGO bricks and Vertical Play Wall for 7-11 year olds; and
  • “Building Happening” for 6-11 year olds – themed builds with limited bricks.

All the LEGO features will be available free of charge to guests, and will be replicated on the two new ships of the MSC fleet, scheduled to be delivered in 2017.

Guests who want to take the LEGO experience home with them will be able to visit the LEGO corner found in shops onboard. In addition, the companies are currently working to design a LEGO MSC Cruise Ship toy, which will be available on MSC Cruises’ fleet in the future.

MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato said: “The LEGO Group and MSC Cruises are both family businesses – built on strong values – that are recognized worldwide, so our two companies are a great match. The LEGO Group bricks and toys are close to the hearts of millions of people who grew up playing with them, and with this partnership we hope to give our younger guests some magical memories that they’ll treasure forever. We’re proud to be able to make The LEGO Group a contributor to the MSC Cruises’ concept, and I know our younger guests are going to love this exciting new addition.”

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MSC Cruises’ partnership with LEGO comes as the line seeks to optimize the overall onboard experience for guests and families by partnering with top global brands that are emblems of excellence in their fields. While MSC Cruises’ has long made the LEGO toys available on all 12 ships in its’ fleet, this partnership enhances the offering, bringing MSC guests more dedicated products and areas for younger travelers.

Other enhancements for families being made to MSC’s fleet include: ships undergoing the Renaissance Program will feature separate clubs and facilities for five age groups – specifically Baby (under 3s); Mini (3-6); Junior (7-11); Young (12-14) and Teen (15-17); a new partnership with Chicco, announced in July 2014, which will provide families with childcare equipment, a dedicated family guide and custom built children areas on select MSC ships.


Royal Caribbean Officially Receives New Ship

Royal Caribbean International took delivery of the newest addition to the cruise line’s fleet, Quantum of the Seas, from Meyer Werft Yard. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain and Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Partner Bernard Meyer attended the official signing ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany.

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With Captain Srecko “Felix” Ban at the helm, the ship will begin her journey today to Southampton, U.K., where she will welcome her first guests on November 2, for a trans-Atlantic voyage to her home port of Cape Liberty Cruise Port, Bayonne, New Jersey.

Quantum of the Seas will sail from New York harbor to the Bahamas and the Caribbean for her inaugural season before departing for her new homeport of Shanghai (Baoshan), China, in May 2015. Sister-ship Anthem of the Seas will debut in Southampton in April 2015 and sail Mediterranean itineraries.

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Quantum-class ships are the world’s most technologically advanced in the world with “boatloads of bandwidth” which allow the cruise line to offer unprecedented connectivity – 500 times more than any other cruise ship; easy-to-use systems that expand guest choices and simplify schedules, plus, RFID technology that speeds up the boarding process and allows guest to track their luggage every step of the way.

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The ships offer new unprecedented features, such as RipCord by iFLY, the first skydiving experience at sea; the North Star, an engineering marvel that transports guests more than 300 feet above the ocean; SeaPlex, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars, roller skating and more; as well as the Bionic Bar powered by Makr Shakr which features the world’s first robotic bartenders.

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The ships also showcase the cruise line’s largest and most advanced staterooms ever, including the industry’s first-ever staterooms with Virtual Balconies, which offer expansive, real-time views of the ocean and exciting destinations from every interior stateroom.

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Quantum-class ships span 16 guest decks; encompass 167,800 gross registered tons; carry 4,180 guests at double occupancy; and feature 2,090 staterooms.

Here’s a simple infographic to help put it in better perspective –

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Discover Paris – The City Of Romance

The magnificence of Paris, its architectural work, art, monuments, museums, history and culture gives every visitor a treasured experience. Every nook and corner of the city is full of life, beauty and narrates the stories of history. In this fascinating city places to see and things to do are limitless but here are some attractions that must not be missed in a visit to the most romantic city. Make sure you visit the city with City Discovery coupons to have the best deals at affordable prises.

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Eiffel Tower

There is no doubt; Eiffel Tower comes first in every Paris tourist’s list. The tower is one of the tallest structures and most visited monuments in the world. More than 6,000,000 people visit the ageless and glorious tower every year-the symbol of France. To take advantages of best Paris tourist packages, grab City Discovery coupon codes made available online.

The Louvre

Another must see places in Paris are the Louvre’ one of the largest art museums in the world. It houses a largest collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Oriental paintings, sculptures and works of art like the world famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, Antonio Canova’s Psyche Revived, Venus Milo, Nike of Samothrace and more.

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Notre Dame Cathedral is another famous tourist attraction-a church and a timeless monument which is 850 years old. A finest example of Gothic architecture, the church makes tourists feel the life in medieval Paris.

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Musee d’ Orsay is another popular world famous museum which renowned for housing French art and a wide collection of impressionist and post impressionist paintings, photography, sculptures and more. One can find here the works of Degas, Monet, Gaugin, and Van Gogh.

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Another must see tourist attraction is the Arch of Triumph with more than 1.4 million visitors every year. Built by the great Emperor Napoleon, the 164 foot tall and huge colossal structure, the arch symbolises the military victory of the Emperor and France.

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130 meter height the Montmarte is tallest hill and highest point in the celebrated city. And at the top of the hill there is Sacre Coeur-a magnificent monument that features Byzantine and Roman architecture. To have splendid views of Paris, climb to the top of the dome.

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Seine River Boat Tour

Touring Paris is incomplete without a boat tour on the river Seine. Tourists can enjoy various spectacular views of the city, the chill in Paris and the glittering water. For sure it gives every tourist a memorable experience.

The Sorbonne

Visit one of the oldest universities of the world, the Sorbonne instituted in 1257. The university is the place where France’s learning and education has started. It has produced some of the greatest philosophers and thinkers Jean-Paul Sartre, Ren’ Descartes and Simone de Beauvoir.

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Walk down the most beautiful avenue of the world-the Ave Champs Elysees and have peep into the fabulous restaurants, hotels, luxury shopping malls and events.

Tuilleries Gardens

Spreading over 68 acres, the Tuilleries gardens is another not to miss attraction especially when tourists are with kids. Kids will just love the place as there is plenty for them to enjoy here. The garden has marvellous statues, gravel paths, pony rides, trampoline play area, playgrounds and more.

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Paris has countless monuments. The above are some selected. The Napoleon’s tomb-a monument erected in the memory of the great Emperor, Place de la Concorde-an impressive square that gives a Parisian feel, the Pompidou Center-a crazy building that houses modern art, the Luxembourg Gardens-a magical place full of entertainment are some other must see places in Paris. So, never forget to grab the coupons and coupon codes of City Discovery for a smooth and incredible trip to Paris.


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Key West Ghost Hunt With Travel With Rick

Lock the doors and turn out the lights as we join David L. Sloan on a ghost hunt of Key West, one of the most haunted cities in the United States!

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Postcard From The Mississippi River

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Along the shores of the mighty Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana, you can find an interesting contrast of the old and the new.  Here you can see a classic paddle wheel boat while off in the distance you can also find a luxury cruise ship about to leave port.  Either boat you choose will take you on an adventure sailing along the Mississippi River.


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‘Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!’ Street Party Begins

The “Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!” Street Party is ready to make its debut at Magic Kingdom Park! This new version of the park’s popular Disney character street party brings with it new music and characters and new ways for you to become part of the show.

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The fun starts as a parade of giant gift boxes make their way down Main Street, U.S.A. toward the Central Plaza in front of Cinderella Castle. Everyone’s invited to follow the procession and dance along to the original song, “Party Up!” Once party hosts Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy pop up, it’s time to join in and dance with our party peeps and favorite Disney pals like Stitch and Phineas and Ferb.

You’ll “Move It!” You’ll “Shake It!” And when it comes time to “Play It,” you’ll even get to vote for the next song on the party playlist!

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This street party promises to be so much fun, you’re going to want to share the excitement with all your family and friends. When you post those awesome selfies to Twitter and Instagram, be sure to tag them with #MoveItShakeItPics. They may just show up on the floats as part of a special finale moment!

The “Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!” Street Party hits Magic Kingdom Park and will be presented several times daily, so come on out and join in the fun!

Running in Paradise On Castaway Cay Challenge

If you’re an avid runDisney fan than you probably signed up for, or at least highly considered the Castaway Cay Challenge that runDisney tacked on to Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend earlier this year.  The Castaway Cay challenge will take place during the 4-Night Bahamian Sailing on the Disney Dream from January 12-16, 2015.

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To be eligible for this challenge you need participate in a runDisney race during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and complete both that race and the Castaway Cay 5K within the allotted 16 minute time frame.  The 5K on Castaway Cay is run on a paved path, through the winding bike route and past lush foliage of palm trees and other tropical plants.  Once you finish…kick off your running shoes and soak in the turquoise blue waters of the ocean either at the Family Beach or Serenity Bay (the Adults Only beach).

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The medal for this challenge was just released and I was able to get a shot of it for you at the Tower of Terror 10-miler Expo.  The detail is fantastic and it has great color to it…I think the designer did a wonderful job.  What about you?

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If you will be participating in this event you will receive:

  • Castaway Cay Challenge Inaugural Event T-Shirt
  • Commemorative Castaway Cay 5K Finisher Medallion* **
  • Commemorative  Inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge Finisher Medal for participating in one Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend 5K or longer event PLUS the Castaway Cay 5K* **
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Exciting Activities and access to Special Merchandise on board Disney Cruise Line
  • Featured Healthy Menu Options on board Disney Cruise Line

*The number of registrations for the 2015 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend races and the Castaway Cay 5K is limited and subject to availability. To be eligible for the Castaway Cay Challenge runners must enter their cruise reservation number at the time of registration for the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge race event. All races are subject to age eligibility requirements and capacity limits. All race registration fees are non-refundable. Runners must complete both races within the 16-minute mile pacing requirements and must have an official time for each race to receive the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge Finisher Medal. Runners deferring any 2015 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend 10K or longer races will not be eligible for a Castaway Cay Challenge Finisher Medal. Events/races may be subject to delay, change, or cancellation for inclement weather or other safety concerns.

** A reservation on the January 12, 2015 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise is required in order to participate. It is recommended that you register for your Disney cruise PRIOR to registering for the Castaway Cay Challenge. Cruise Line reservations must be booked by August 1, 2014 or your Challenge Reservation will be forfeited. If your Disney Castaway Cay Challenge spot is forfeited for any reason, the race fee is non-refundable. Please refer to Disney Cruise Line for cruise refund policies.  


carrie-bryniakI am your friendly Travel Professional with Kingdom Magic Vacations and a runner as well.  My first runDisney Race was in 2010, the Wine & Dine Half Marathon Relay…and since then I’ve been hooked on Disney races and others.  Some of my favorites are the Wine & Dine Half Marathon, the Turtle Krawl 5K and the USA Beach Running Championships.  If you’re a runner and you need help with travel plans for a race, don’t hesitate to contact me!  I’m here to help you and support your efforts!

 

New Film Vault Store Debuts At Universal Studios

Now there’s a new way to enjoy your favorite movie classics at the all-new store at Universal Studios Florida, Film Vault.

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Located across from the entrance of TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D, Film Vault is the perfect place to purchase classic memorabilia from your favorite movies like E.T. Extra Terrestrial, JAWS, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future and many more.

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Choose from merchandise like t-shirts, plush toys, mugs and jackets to complete your perfect movie collection.  These one of-a-kind items will remind you why the movies they represent are classics.


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