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October 10, 2017


ORLANDO, FLORIDA [October 10, 2017] – All performances of Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream originally scheduled for September 8-10 at Amway Center and postponed due to Hurricane Irma, have been rescheduled for Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 13, 2018. Tickets purchased for the September dates will be honored in May for the exact same day of the week and show time. Customers simply hold onto their tickets for the new dates and times. Good seats are still available. 

Show Times For Orlando’s Rescheduled Dates: 
Friday, May 11, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 13, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

August 26, 2017


August 24, 2017 – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces the four local area elementary schools that have been selected to participate in the Disney Musicals in Schools program, now in its second year locally. New participants for the 2017 – 2018 school year are Kaley Lake Como Elementary (Orange County), OCPS Academic Center for Excellence (Orange County), Pleasant Hill Elementary (Osceola County) and Wicklow Elementary (Seminole County). Returning from last academic year for their second year in the three-year program are Bonneville Elementary (Orange County), Winegard Elementary (Orange County), Lake Orienta Elementary (Seminole County) and Kissimmee Elementary (Osceola County). At an orientation event in December 2017, these schools will select a Disney musical of their choice from the “KIDS” licensing collection. The rehearsals will officially start in January 2018, culminating with performances the following May.

July 23, 2017

Win 4 Tickets to Disney On Ice Presents Dare to Dream

Photos Courtesy Feld Entertainment is proud to be a Feld Entertainment Blogger Ambassador. As part of our ongoing relationship with Feld Entertainment, we are thrilled to offer one lucky reader FOUR tickets to Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream at Orlando's Amway Center. Winner will have the choice of attending the opening night performance on Friday, September 8, 2017 (7:30pm) or Saturday, September 9, 2017 (11am). Winner will be selected at random, and notified via email by noon on August 23, 2017 with pickup instructions. No purchase necessary, and no fee to enter. Please visit a Rafflecopter giveaway to enter. 

From the official media release:

Dare To Dream takes families on a high-sea adventure as Moana sets sail on a life-changing quest to save her island with help from the demigod Maui. With the ice floor transformed into the vast oceanic scape, Disney On Ice allows Moana’s strength and determination to take center stage. This engaging atmosphere lets audiences deepen their existing connection to their favorite wayfinder and discover one’s true identity is never out of reach.

Beautiful production numbers invite audiences into the world of Beauty and the Beast, as Belle shows what it means to be fearless. Along with her new friends in the enchanted castle, Belle is encouraged to step outside the ordinary and find joy in the bleakest situation. As she looks beyond the harsh exterior of the Beast to reach his gentle heart, fans learn there are teachable moments in everyday life.

Through the athleticism and grace of Anna and Elsa, Rapunzel and Flynn, and Cinderella, brave heroes from Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella ignite passions to believe. Showgoers will witness each characters’ unique qualities and talents inspiring children around the world to discover their inner hero.

Visit for the shows and dates coming to your hometown. Stay current on the latest developments through social media, including instructions on how to access presale codes for future Disney On Ice productions:
Twitter: @DisneyOnIce #DisneyOnIce #DareToDream @NicoleFeld (Show Producer)
Instagram: @DisneyOnIce

I am a Feld Entertainment Blogger Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and other exclusive opportunities.

July 19, 2017

Disney’s Smash Hits Moana and Beauty and the Beast Redefine Heroism as Part of Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream

Moana, Maui and Friends from Disney’s Moana Take the Ice for the First Time; Tickets On Sale Now for Orlando Performances, September 8-10, 2017

ORLANDO, FL – July 18, 2017  -- Disney’s Moana voyages onto the ice for the first time as Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., brings courage and adventure to hometowns across North America. Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza featuring Disney’s Beauty and the BeastFrozen, Tangled and Cinderella with other beloved Disney characters to help tell these extraordinary tales. Tickets are on sale today for Orlando.

Dare To Dream takes families on a high-sea adventure as Moana sets sail on a life-changing quest to save her island with help from the demigod Maui. With the ice floor transformed into the vast oceanic scape, Disney On Ice allows Moana’s strength and determination to take center stage. This engaging atmosphere lets audiences deepen their existing connection to their favorite wayfinder and discover one’s true identity is never out of reach.

July 12, 2017

REVIEW: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

I can genuinely appreciate an array of hotels and resorts, as most really do have the potential to appeal - it's just a matter of finding those qualities that make it awesome, or seeking out the advantages it has over other locations. Every now and then however, you stumble upon something that takes absolutely no effort to appreciate, and no narrowed audience to uncover. That is the case with our latest Summer Series Spotlight Resort - Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress! Covering a vast 1,500 acre site, bustling with lush gardens and tropical features, the resort boasts 815 non-smoking guest rooms and suites with views overlooking Lake Windsong or the half-acre pool. Opened in 1984, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress underwent a $30 million renovation in 2013.

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The wow factor is in full effect from the moment you drive up, and it kicks into high-gear as soon you enter the lobby. The main building is just stunning. It's an open-air atrium, awash in natural light. The elevators are walled in glass, allowing for tremendous views all the way up and down the building. Contemporary lighting and decor add just the right level of POP and style to every nook, cranny and landing.

Guests are offered a glass of champagne at check-in, providing the perfect excuse to roam the lobby for a cozy place to lounge out and soak it all in. Ample seating options beckon to locales flanked with fountains, televisions, lounges (of which there are three on-site, by the way), lush greenery, and a few other surprises.

July 2, 2017

REVIEW: Planet Hollywood Observatory - Disney Springs

So much has been transforming in and around Orlando! Brand new venues are springing up, and familiar icons are unveiling dramatic aesthetic overhauls and revamped menus. I've always been a fan of Planet Hollywood, and I was thrilled to see the final product of the yearlong, $25 million remodel to its flagship "Observatory" location at the ever-evolving Disney Springs.

There's enough glitz and glamour within this colossal space to leave you feeling like an A-lister from the moment you enter! So, what's new at Planet Hollywood Observatory? 

For starters - a fresh paint job and spiffed-up facade can make a world of difference! The new exterior is just as eye-catching, but they went with a cleaner, more modern upscale look - toning down the loud, somewhat gaudy display put forth since the original opening in 1994.

The building serves as a four-story bar, restaurant, shop, and museum - to put it simply. New features include a 4,500 square-foot video wall incorporating innovative 3D technology, a 5,000 square-foot outdoor, open air terrace bar, and of course - a reimagined menu with feature contributions from celebrity foodie, Guy Fieri.
(Don't panic, Planet Hollywood loyalists... the Cap'n Crunch Chicken is still on the menu!!)
When you enter, you're immediately greeted by the impeccably courteous staff, sleek double stairway, and a few tantalizing bits of memorabilia to gawk at. As you reach the second level, take a moment to pause and discover the encased wardrobe tributes on display. I immediately honed in on Dorothy's gingham dress from
The Wizard of Oz beside a Walter White original from Breaking Bad, but then... something happened...

May 6, 2017


Proceeds support the organization’s mission to foster and promote symphonic music

(Friday, May 5, 2017 -- Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is hosting a fundraising event presented by the Walt Disney World Resort on Tuesday, May 23 at DoveCote Brasserie at 6 p.m. The goal is to raise $100,000 to support the orchestra’s season of concerts and education programs.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the orchestra as we approach our 25th Anniversary Season,” said Christopher Barton, executive director. “We present over 125 performances each year to more than 150,000 people. The generous support that we receive from the community makes all of this possible.”

April 30, 2017

From Surreal Worlds to Super Heroes, Groundbreaking New Experiences Premiere During Blockbuster Summer of Fun at Disney Parks

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. and ANAHEIM, Calif.April 17, 2017 - Anchored by two amazing new experiences ­– one an alien planet where mountains float and Banshees fly, the other an epic adventure inviting a breathtaking drop into the world of Super Heroes – Disney parks on both coasts are poised to make summer 2017 a season like none other. It all begins May 27, with the debuts of Pandora ­– The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World Resort and Guardians of the Galaxy ­– Mission: BREAKOUT! at the Disneyland Resort.

April 16, 2017

REVIEW: Disenchanted! The Hilarious Hit Musical at The Plaza Live

Who doesn't love a Disney story? Even if the tales we associate with Disney didn't actually originate there, Disney is the company that breathed new life into many classic stories, and made them household names - evergreen stories that we all know and love... stories that fill us with warmth, hope, strength and victory. But, truth be told, Disney is also the company that bastardized these tales. Oh, they call this "re-imagining", right? Re-imagining... that's cute.

March 12, 2017 Partners With Character Dresser is proud to be a Character Dresser Booking Partner. To reserve your Princess Transformation. Adults' and boys' packages also available! For more information, or a quote, visit

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REVIEW: Disney's The Little Mermaid at Dr. Phillips Center

Mark and Tracy Photography
I often find myself doing things that I might not have necessarily pursued if not for being invited to review them for this site. Much to my surprise, this had led to me being introduced to many new things that I have thoroughly enjoyed, and new passions that I've enthusiastically embraced. Over the last two years, for example, I have come to love theater - especially when presented at Dr. Phillips Center. Of all the shows I've enjoyed there, The Little Mermaid was easily one of my most anticipated. Unfortunately, I have to admit that I left disappointed and underwhelmed. 

December 18, 2016

Holiday Travelers Will Discover Magic This Season with Special Walt Disney World® Package from Orlando Marriott Hotels

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 15, 2016 - Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in "The Most Magical Place on Earth" with exclusive savings from the Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotels in Marriott Village.

Giving the gift of magic this holiday season just got easier. Travelers planning a trip to Orlando can take advantage of the Walt Disney World® Ticket Package, offering Three-Day Disney Magic Your Way® Base Tickets, complimentary transportation to and from the Disney Parks and a three-night stay in deluxe accommodations at Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village, SpringHill Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Marriott Village or Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village. Available now through Jan. 31, 2017, this festive bundle is perfect for families and friends wishing to experience the legendary parks' seasonal celebrations.

Fans flocking to see the famous mouse in person won't want to miss out on Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Taking place on select evenings in Magic Kingdom® Park now through Dec. 22, 2016, this special winter bash is bursting with live entertainment, fireworks and a one-of-a-kind holiday parade that all ages will love. In addition to Mickey himself, park-goers will get a front-row view of performances by other Disney characters including Anna and Elsa from Frozen, as well as Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto.

On top of the special holiday performances, visitors will have the opportunity to attend all-new evening shows at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, a special Star Wars tribute at Disney's Hollywood Studios®, and memorable adventures from Frozen Ever After at Epcot®.

No matter which Marriott hotel in Orlando visitors choose to call home for the holidays, they'll love being just minutes from the parks' action thanks to a free shuttle service, allowing families to spend less time commuting and more time creating memories.

To take advantage of the Walt Disney World® Ticket Package, book reservations online using promotional code THM or call 1-800-228-9290.

About Orlando Marriott Village
Marriott Village in Orlando, Florida includes Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at 8623 Vineland Ave.; SpringHill Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista at 8601 Vineland Ave.; and Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista at 8615 Vineland Ave. The hotels are near Disney Springs™, popular Orlando theme parks and world-class golf courses. The combined complex includes 1,100 rooms and suites, 8 meeting rooms with 3,853 square feet event space, 3 pools and 3 fitness centers. Boasting a variety of dining options, the Village Marketplace offers ice cream, pizza and sandwiches with in-room delivery options and Courtyard boasts The Bistro — Eat. Drink. Connect., open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests will enjoy free Wi-Fi in all accommodations and free scheduled shuttle service to the Disney parks. For information, visit, or Reservations for all hotels can also be made at 1-407-938-9001.

Sign up now for Marriott Rewards and get on the fast track to earn points for free hotel stays, room upgrades, flights, credit card purchases and deals with Marriott partners.

Learn more about Courtyard, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites and Marriott International Inc.

November 30, 2016

Seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels in The Walt Disney World® Resort in Central Florida Offering Appealing “Holiday Rates” In November & December

Special rates provide a great way to take in such events as
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Holidays Around the World
and Candlelight Processional at Epcot, and to experience
the reimagined and transformed Disney Springs and its many new offerings

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL (November 2016) – There is still time to make plans to experience the special events being conducted in the Walt Disney World® Resort in Central Florida in November and December, such as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park, and Holidays Around The World along with the Candlelight Processional at Epcot®. It is also the ideal time to check out the dramatically transformed Disney Springs area, formerly known as the Downtown Disney® Area. Inspired by Florida’s charming towns and natural beauty, the vibrant new waterfront Disney Springs offers a high-quality diverse mix of shops, an impressive variety of new upscale and casual dining options, and exceptional live entertainment options, with more than 150 establishments across its four distinct outdoor neighborhoods.

September 6, 2016

Disney On Ice - Follow Your Heart

How do you make a Disney show irresistibly appealing to those of us who already live in Mickey Mouse's backyard? You put those characters on ice skates and make it a non-stop, best-of display of magic, music, and majesty! Disney On Ice is one of our favorite annual traditions, and we were honored to attend this year's performance as Feld Entertainment Blogger Ambassadors once again. Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart debuted at Orlando's Amway Center on September 2, and the standard of performance was every bit as magical as we've come to expect.

October 1, 2015

Il Mulino New York Trattoria at Disney Swan Resort

Magical Dining Month just wrapped up here in Orlando. How many restaurants did you get around to visiting? Since we stayed at the Swan on the first night of the month, timing was perfect to try Il Mulino New York Trattoria.

September 29, 2015

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts

Knock another Walt Disney World hotel off of the ol' bucket list! Our most recent stay was at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. While the Swan and Dolphin are not officially Disney resorts (they are owned and operated by Starwood), they are located on Walt Disney World property, and do include many of the same general perks and benefits. 

September 7, 2015

Disney On Ice - 100 Years of Magic

As a mother, a former Girl Scout Troop Leader, and a lifelong Disney fan, I have always appreciated Disney On Ice. Over the years, I have seen quite a few versions of this awe-inspiring performance, and it's never failed to impress. Disney On Ice typically has multiple shows in varied themes traversing the nation simultaneously. On September 4, 100 Years of Magic premiered at Orlando's Amway Center, maintaining the tradition of mesmerizing magic on ice. 

August 7, 2015

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic Giveaway


Courtesy: Feld Entertainment
ORLANDO, Fla. (June 15, 2015) -- The celebration of the century comes alive in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. This monumental ice skating spectacular is coming to the Amway Center in Orlando from September 4-6, 2015 for six performances. Tickets are now on sale.

February 24, 2015

Splitsville - A Top Dining Option at Downtown Disney

Reprint from original publishing on December 2, 2014
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This month, Splitsville Orlando celebrates its second birthday. The "luxury lanes" first opened to the public on December 19, 2012 at Downtown Disney, raising the bar for modern-day bowling alleys. But you might be surprised at what you're missing if you haven't had dinner at Splitsville!

February 23, 2015

Conquering Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Reprint from original publishing on November 26, 2014
Expedition Everest celebrated its grand opening on April 7, 2006. Located in the Asia portion of Animal Kingdom, Everest is the tallest of Walt Disney World's "mountain" attractions - just under 200 ft tall at its peak. And that's just the start of the impressive stats behind this behemoth. Four brake zones, two lifts, two track switches, and an 80 ft drop round out the jaw-dropping aspects of Expedition Everest. Brilliantly themed, this epic coaster reaches speeds of 50 mph, in both forward and reverse motion. The winding steel track measures over 4,000 feet in length, providing three minutes of runaway thrills. Each "train" carries 34 passengers in six ride cars through the craggy slopes of a wild Himalayan expedition - if you can escape the clutches of the legendary Yeti, that is!