Monthly Archives: February 2016

REVIEW: Cinderella’s Royal Table: Is it Worth it?

DSCN8542Cinderella’s Royal Table has always been one of those restaurants that seemed as if we’d never get a chance to experience for years for two big reasons, its extreme popularity makes it terribly difficult to  get a reservation for, often times having to book a full 6 months in advance, and it costs a pretty penny.  However, one night we lucked out and found a reservation only hours before on the day of and snatched it up.  One thing to keep in mind if you want to dine here is the fact that you must pay in advance when you book the reservation, the same way Hoop Dee Doo Revue works.  So with the prices being $60 per person for breakfast, $67 for lunch, and $75 for dinner, this reservation can definitely put a dent in your credit card depending on how big your party is.  Read the rest of this entry

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Throwback Thursday: Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Mash-Up

DSCN7820The moderately popular Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Mash-Up at Universal Studios Florida closed just over a month ago.  Let’s take a look back at it.

The original version of the show, Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue, opened at Universal Studios Florida in 1992.  The show went through multiple revamps since 2002, most notably in 2006 when more adult themes were added to it and making it more of a PG-13 type show. Read the rest of this entry

Pixar Party Trading Event Coming to Epcot

pixarpartyslideEarlier today, the Disney Parks Blog annoucned the registrations and event dates for the upcoming Pixar Party Trading event.  Taking place inside the World ShowPlace in Epcot, the event is scheduled for August 26th and 27th, 2016. Registration for the event opens April 28th, 2016.  Read below for details and information. Read the rest of this entry

Skull Island: Reign of Kong, Universal Releases It’s Story and More Details

skullislandheaderEarlier this morning, on Universal Orlando’s park blog, more details and the entire back story to Universal’s Islands of Adventure’s newest attraction, Skull Island: Reign of Kong.  The story is incredibly detailed and sounds very exciting.  Check out the official press release below.

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Wayback Wednesday to Christmas at the Grand and Poly

It’s near the end of February, but not too long ago, Walt Disney World was completely decked out with Christmas decorations.  So here’s a look at some of the festive decorations Disney’s Grand Floridian and Polynesian Village Resort.

The Grand’s lobby is completely decorated with Christmas trees of all sizes, many poinsettias, and garland everywhere.  Their Christmas tree is among the large trees you can see at other major resorts, such as the Wilderness Lodge! Read the rest of this entry

Bands, Brew, & BBQ Returns to SeaWorld Orlando with Smash Mouth!

imageYesterday, SeaWorld kicked off its annual event, Bands, Brew, & BBQ with good crowds, local bands, and Smash Mouth! This is only one of many seasonal events SeaWorld Orlando provides throughout the year and it is definitely one of their most popular events, especially for their Annual Passholder.  The event runs on Saturdays and Sundays from February 13 through March 6.  For this year, SeaWorld is aiming to make the event feel more like a local festival for families as you’ll see from the entrance banner. Read the rest of this entry

BREAKING! New Castle Stage Show Announced for Summer 2016!

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Disney Parks Blog just officially announced a brand new stage show set to replace the extremely popular “Dream Along with Mickey.”  Coming this Summer, the new show, titled “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire,” will feature characters from The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, and of course, Frozen!  “Dream Along with Mickey” has performed on the Castle stage for ten years, making it the longest running Castle stage show ever! Check out the official press release below! Read the rest of this entry

Deadpool: Proof R-Rated Superheros Can Have Their Own Film

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Rated: R, Running Time: 108 min.

It’s 2016 and the year of the nerd is upon us. In a year which is jam packed of super hero films we’re all dying to see, I can’t think of a better way to start it off than with Deadpool. A film originally never thought to ever get the green light in a million years due to it being a high risk for the studio thanks to its vulgar content and graphic violence, it succeeds in every way as a faithful comic book adaptation and sets the bar high for 2016!

For years, all I had ever heard about character Deadpool was that most people only liked him because they loved that he broke the fourth wall, often times without them having even read one of his comics.  It was an easy way to claim liking comics without actually partaking in them, if you will.  Now, I only began reading comics just over a Read the rest of this entry

New Sweet Shop, Sugarplums, Opens in Diagon Alley

12713887_10153871643949437_233067554_nRecently, Universal opened up a new sweet shop inside Diagon Alley named Sugarplums Sweet Shop.  The store is connected to the Quidditch Supplies shop and Weasley Wizard Wheezes and replaced the former Shutter Buttons photo shop.

As for comparison to Honeydukes, located in Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure, Sugarplums is a much smaller space and sells pretty much all of the same treats that you can find at Honeydukes, at least when I visited, so don’t think you need to visit this store Read the rest of this entry

Zootopia Comes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

It seems that even though The Magic of Disney Animation building has been turned in Star Wars Launch Bay, we may still be able to see concept art for upcoming Disney animation films, at least we 12666407_10153871576134437_1878619471_ncan for Zootopia!  Recently, Disney installed a small pop-up area exhibit for the upcoming film at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Located inside the Conservation Station building at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Guests now have the chance to learn more about how the animators researched real animals to figure out how they would act in the Zootopia world.  Read the rest of this entry