If you’re looking for a way to make new holiday memories with the family, you can do so at Walt Disney World in Orlando. At the Magic Kingdom, check out Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. The specially ticketed, after hours party allows you to enjoy all the park’s attractions in a more intimate setting. Additionally, guests will be able to watch a special fireworks show, take part in dance parties, enjoy complimentary cookies and cocoa, and snowfalls on Main Street U.S.A. Tickets start at $99. At Hollywood Studios, there are a variety of new ways to get festive. At the all-new Toy Story Land, guests can expect to see a variety of decorations scattered throughout the land. Plus, guests will hear sleigh bells ringing while on Slinky Dog Dash. Be sure to look out for the characters, as they may be wearing a special holiday wardrobe. Guests should make plans to hang back and watch the “Jingle Ball, Jingle BAM!” nighttime extravaganza at Hollywood … [Read more...] about How to Get Festive During The Holidays at Walt Disney World
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Inspired by turn-of-the-century national park lodges, Disney's Wilderness Lodge combines rustic charm with a contemporary flair on the shore of Bay Lake at Walt Disney World Resort. (Disney) ORLANDO, Fla. — Sheriff’s officials say a woman walked into a Walt Disney World resort claiming a stranger had given her a newborn baby. Authorities later realized that the woman was actually the newborn’s mother. Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman Jeff Williamson said in an email that investigators located the woman on Sunday evening and took her to a facility for treatment and evaluation. The baby was reported to be in good health at a local hospital. Officials say the woman walked into the Animal Kingdom Lodge lobby around 2 a.m. Sunday. Reedy Creek Fire Rescue took the baby to nearby Celebration Hospital. The Florida Department of Children and Families was notified. … [Read more...] about Woman abandons baby at Disney resort, officials say
A MUM has shared her heartbreak after her young daughter suddenly died after celebrating her fifth birthday. This July, Holly Middleton, of St Petersburg Florida, and her little girl Scarlett were enjoying a day out at Disney Springs in Orlando when tragedy struck. Scarlett had a princess makeover at her birthday celebrations and dressed up as Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Holly wrote on website Love What Matters: "Little did we know she was practising that day to be a princess in heaven a few days later.” After they returned home from their day trip, Scarlett threw up and had a slight temperature. The day after, Holly took her to the doctor and she was "so lethargic" she physically had to carry her little girl in to the office. Doctors sent them home with some medication and told it was a stomach virus – but just 20 hours later, little Scarlett lost her life. Holly said: "I called the ambulance when I thought something wasn’t right. She died in the ambulance … [Read more...] about Mum’s heartbreak as daughter dies suddenly after days after celebrating her fifth birthday at Disney
Fans of Toy Story will be able to transform into a toy as they walk into Andy’s backyard. You’ll even notice that Andy’s footprints are seen on the floor, truly immersing you into the toy experience. A grand opening celebration was held Friday. The park will officially open Saturday, June 30th. As guests walk into Toy Story Land, guests will be greeted with a larger-than-life-sized Woody doll. Guests will be greeted with a larger-than-life-sized Woody doll. You’ll even notice that Andy’s footprints can be found on the ground. Toy Story Land Opens at Disney's Hollywood Studios As guests continue to make their way through Toy Story Land, they’ll notice that ‘Toy Story Mania!’ has a new, more colorful entrance. Guests will also notice the all-new ‘Slinky Dog Dash,’ a fun, family-friendly thrill ride. If you’re looking to go to infinity and beyond, jump on the ‘Alien Swirling Saucers,’ … [Read more...] about Get Ready to Go to Infinity & Beyond at Disney’s Toy Story Land
VIRGINIA BEACHGet ready to be edutained by two personality powerhouses at the Tidewater Builders Association’s 33rd annual Mid-Atlantic Home & Outdoor Living Show next weekend.Tasked with taking talks that could be mundane and making them engaging are world-renowned and humorous antiques appraiser Lori Verderame, aka Dr. Lori, and horticultural commentator, TV personality and master gardener Paul James, aka The Gardener Guy.“I don’t do a traditional gardening lecture because they generally bore me to tears,” said James from his Tulsa, Okla., home. “What I do is this great big Q and A – like a nightclub act.”As for Dr. Lori, she pulls from her depth of historical knowledge to help people realize whether their antiques, or family heirlooms” are treasures or just sentimental artifacts.“I’ll break some hearts,” she said during a phone interview. “I’ll make some millionaires.”In addition to the … [Read more...] about Want to know why you should hold off on that yard sale? Top expert at Mid-Atlantic Home and Outdoor Show to clue you in.