Monthly Archives: September 2016

Photo Report: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2016

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It’s September in Orlando and that means Halloween season is here!  Mickeiy’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party began even earlier this year on Friday, September 2nd giving us more parties than ever and we had a chance to go on September 13th.  It started out with beautiful weather, but around 6, the clouds started rolling in. I dreaded the worst and feared we’d be repeated our disaster of a party from last year, but alas after 2 1/2 hours of rain, it cleared up and we were able to do everything we wanted to! Read the rest of this entry

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Artist Point: A True Diamond Among Hidden Gems

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Tucked away inside Disney’s Wilderness Lodge behind the ever-so-popular Whispering Canyon Café is one of Disney’s best kept secrets; a longtime signature dining restaurant called Artist Point.  Presenting a menu of Pacific-Northwest cuisine, Artist Point is the place to go for sampling everything the West coast can give.  From filet Mignon to bison, salmon to scallops.  There is something for everyone.

I’ve wanted to try this restaurant for well over a year and we finally had that chance last week.  Like all signature dining restaurants, Artist Point is only open for dinner.  It opens nightly at 5:30pm and closes at 9:30pm.  Our reservation was for 8, but I arrived early to walk around the resort and relax in Territory Lounge. There, I ordered a few cocktails and relaxed, enjoying the atmosphere and theming of the old west explorations. This is a great place to go if you’re a bit too early for your reservation or if you just want a nice appetizer.  After you walk up the ramp to the restaurant, you are greeted by two empty wine barrels and some excellent, rustic theming for the restaurant.  Read the rest of this entry

SeaWorld Announces New Attractions for SeaWorld Orlando in 2017!

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Yesterday, SeaWorld announced quite the list of new additions to their parks across the country for 2017. All three SeaWorld parks and both Busch Gardens parks will be getting new attractions in one form or another for the 2017 season and it is very exciting considering the hardships the company has faced over the past few years.  I’m very happy to see they are persistent with moving forward on new and better things for their parks! Here’s what’s coming to SeaWorld Orlando! Read the rest of this entry

‘The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History’ Premiere October 2 at Magic Kingdom

gmiah5967746The Disney Parks Blog has officially announced today an opening date of the Magic Kingdom’s newest attraction, ‘The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History.’  We reported about this new attraction a couple months ago here.  Check out the announcement below! Read the rest of this entry

UPDATED: HHN 26! Our Initial Thoughts and Review

dscn0064This past weekend, we attended the opening of Halloween Horror Nights 26 on both Friday and Saturday nights and boy what a time we had.  This is an incredibly strong year for the event.  On Friday night, we took our time and only got through four houses and one show. For Saturday, we partook in the early entry AP event and were able to knock out seven houses and the second show before leaving around 11pm.  It was a great and exhausting weekend and we can’t wait to return.  Below are our initial thoughts of everything the event has to offer and we plan to update our thoughts as the event progresses.  This is because it was only opening weekend and the event can and usually does change for better/worse as time goes on.  Actors get more comfortable with their roles.  Scares improve, jokes are added, effects are tweaked, etc.  So while reading, keep in mind, much of this is based on a single experience on opening weekend.  If we have an open mind for improvement, you should too! Read the rest of this entry