Loew's Sapphire Falls Resort - Opening Summer 2016

Just when you think Universal Orlando Resort can't get any 'cooler"; they prove you wrong. This morning, September 9th, Universal Orlando Resort announced a new expansion project to be completed in summer 2016.

The NEW Loew's Sapphire Falls Resort will add an additional 1000 rooms to Universal Orlando Resort (including 77 suites), bringing the number of on-site rooms to a whopping 5,200. 

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Falcon Fury Opens at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Well, folks, the time has come. The long awaited Falcon Fury is now open at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. At 335 feet, this is a mammoth among drop towers. I can't even begin to imagine how I'd feel waiting at the top. I'm typically not afraid of high flyers or drop towers, but this one could-be-the-one. If the slow climb to the top doesn't do you in, the moment your seat is tilted so that you are facing the ground below, may do the trick.

Find out more about the attraction and watch a point-of-view video from each side of the drop.

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The Minions Accept the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

I've always been a fan of Minions. I like the whole mischievous nature, and the smell of bananas.

The Penguins, from Madagascar nominated the Minions to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They accepted the challenge, donated, and have nominated Mickey Mouse, Snoopy, and Bugs Bunny to do the same. 

Let's see who is brave enough to accept. For more information and to donate head over to www.als.ca

Disney Springs Update from an Imagineer

Have you been wondering how progress is going on Disney Springs, the newly re-imagined Downtown Disney? Here is a short video shared by Disney Parks, giving guests a sneak-peak of what is happening with this immensely big project. 

I was on the fence in regards to the Downtown Disney transformation. I'm a creature that likes little change, it appears. After watching this video, I'm second guessing myself. This is beginning to look like a brilliantly themed-immersive dining, entertainment, and shopping district.

I'm excited to see future videos, and more conceptual art on the entire Disney Springs project.

We'll keep you posted as we learn more.

Discovery Cove honoured by guests for the second year in a row

Congratulations goes out to Discovery Cove for being voted "2014 TripAdvisor® Travelers' Choice™ Amusement Parks and Water Park awards" for the second year in a row.

Now, if you've ever been to Discovery Cove, this honour is glaringly obvious. It is an all-inclusive day of WOW that can't be beat.

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SeaWorld's Bold World - Blue World Project

In it's constant efforts to maintain & improve the environments for it's marine mammals. SeaWorld Parks will be increasing the size of their orca sea environments. The new water-world will a 4 story viewing area, a depth of 50 feet, 10 million gallons of perfectly chilled sea water, a surface area of 1.5 acres spanning 350 feet in length, which makes them nearly TWICE the size of the current spaces. The newly enhanced space will allow more freedom, fast water currents, dynamic social interaction opportunities amongst the whales, more natural space with shoreline, and will support the whales mental & behavioural needs.

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Frozen Summer Fun LIVE - Extended

On the heels of the HUGELY popular "Frozen: Summer Fun LIVE", at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida. Disney Parks has announced they will continue the daily series of events through September 28, 2014. I can't say that we are surprised as the "Frozen" franchise is a great draw for Disney fans around the globe. 

As to Disney artwork, logos & properties © Disney

As to Disney artwork, logos & properties © Disney

Ihu's Breakaway Falls opens SeaWorld's Aquatica 

I don't know if I'm brave enough for this. I'm a little bit of a chicken when it comes to drop towers. This one looks terrifying, yet a heck of a lot of watery fun. But who is Ihu, anyway? 

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Harambe Theatre set to open June 2014

It's no secret that the Festival of the Lion King has been closed for some time at Disney's Animal Kingdom. If you've missed this world-class multi-sensory, acrobatic song & dance extravaganza, you're in for a treat. The new theatre is just about set to open to guests in a newly redesigned "Harambe Theatre". The show has been on hiatus as the new venue was being built for a revived version "Festival of the Lion King". 

Here is a short video of the new theatre that will welcome guests in June.

Halloween Horror Nights 2014 at Universal Studios Florida

Universal Orlando Resort is set to scare you with the 2014 installement of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida. Once again guests will be terrified as they walk the streets of this iconic theme park for a fright-fest of epic proportions. Are brave enough to walk through for EIGHT horrifying haunted houses, spine chilling street experiences, and TWO outrageuos live shows?

Dates have been announced, with rates and details coming soon.

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