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Disney has released the dates for 2017’s MNSSHP and MVMCP

Dates for this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party have officially been announced!

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Grinchmas and Other Christmas Offerings Begin December 3rd at Universal Orlando

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Beginning this weekend at Universal Orlando until January 1st, Guests can experience all Universal has to offer for it’s Christmas celebrations.  These aren’t in just one, but both parks of Universal Orlando!

Whoville Celebration

singing-whosFor a Whoville Christmas, head over to Islands of Adventure into Seuss Landing where you’ll be able to find the Whovilles out and about.  Once you get your photo op, be sure to catch a live retelling of the classic story, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Starring The Grinch™ and featuring music recorded by Mannheim Steamroller, The Ginchmass Who-liday Spectacular is a 30 minute stage adaptation inspired by the Ron Howard film.  It’s a great way to catch the Christmas spirit and have a few laughs.  Check out the show times below. Read the rest of this entry

The Christmas Tree Trail is a Perfect Christmas Addition to Disney Springs

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This year, Disney Springs added a brand new attraction to its area for this holiday season.  Located at the very east end of the Marketplace where the bus stops used to be is the Christmas Tree Trail.  This is a simple walk through attraction featuring multiple Christmas trees each decorated to represent a specific Disney character or film.  It is completely free and a perfect attraction for the entire family.  When you walk through, they play a wide variety of Christmas songs and even make it snow from above!

Last night, we got to experience this great Christmas attraction and take photos of everything. While I’m not sure how popular this will prove to be as I haven’t seen it heavily advertised and it wasn’t very crowded when we walked through, I’m hoping all of that changes and this attraction returns for next year! Read the rest of this entry

Photo Report: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

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I love the end of the year because it holds my three favorite holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas (in no particular order).  We already celebrated Halloween and even had the chance to go to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party last month.  Now normally, people celebrate harvest, keep those brown/yellow/orange colors around a bit longer, and celebrate Thanksgiving, but here in Orlando, Christmas starts November 1 when the Magic Kingdom is flipped overnight from Halloween to Christmas!  And Mickey’s Very Christmas Party started on November 7th.

Normally, I prefer the Halloween party over the Christmas party for a number of reason, mostly being I’ve never really had an overly memorable experience at the Christmas party. It just never seemed to wow me like Halloween’s did.  But this year, all of that changed. Read the rest of this entry

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

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

Halloween Horror Nights 26 – Everything You Need to Know

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Here we are everyone!  One month away from the opening of what looks like an incredible year for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando.  It’s been a long summer of waiting to hear all of the announcements and we have not been disappointed.  Six IP houses and three originals, an up-charge house bringing us to an even ten.  Plus, we’re getting five scare zones and two shows again. Chance returns this year as our host and is getting her own house and scare zone. With the official HHN Twitter announcing they had decided to do all of the most requested houses this year,  it certainly sounds like it is going to be another season for the books!  I think the fans will be in love with everything they have to offer for this season.  Here is everything you need to know! Read the rest of this entry

Surprise Announcement – Virtual Reality Experience Brings HHN 26 to 10 Houses

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Just two days ago, Universal Orlando announced their three original houses and five scare zones, leaving us to believe there was just one house left to be announced.  Well, it turns out that wasn’t the case.  Today, Universal Orlando announced a brand new virtual reality up-charge experience coming to HHN 26!  Check out the announcement below!

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HHN 26 – All but One House Announced!

os-universal-halloween-horror-nights-chance-20-001Yesterday, Universal decided to release details of all three of their original houses PLUS all five scare zones!  It was quite an exciting time.  This tallies us to 8 out of 9 houses, 5 scare zones, and 2 shows!  The event is packed yet again for another year of crazy fun, only this time, Chance is in charge.  And thanks to a tweet from the official HHN twitter account (Hollywood), we now know they decided to do all of the properties fans request most often.  Since Hollywood and Orlando are duplicating many houses, this comes as no surprise.   Check out the newly released details below! Read the rest of this entry

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