With the new year upon us, I’ve been watching some of the new resort, cruises and general travel updates. It looks like it will be a great year for anyone that plans to take a vacation in 2018! Continue reading WHAT’S NEW IN TRAVEL IN 2018
Disney parks are always expanding to enhance the magic for families of all sizes. Well, they are at it again! Here are some of the exciting updates to come in the near future:
A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away, Disney Imagineers dreamed about bringing Star Wars to the parks. This is now becoming a reality. Star Wars, Galaxy’s Edge, will be opening in Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2019. The lands are set in a remote trading port on the edge of wild space. You’ll find yourself in the middle of the action either piloting the Millennium Falcon or riding aboard the Star Destroyer. And what would Star Wars be without a local cantina? Here they’ll be serving up unique drink concoctions including blue milk! Continue reading New and Exciting Disney Updates!
And they’re off! Walt Disney World has set the dates for their exciting Marathons for 2018. There are lots of great options to choose from and all are specifically themed. Today we’re going to focus on February fun with the Princess Half Marathon Weekend. Join the Princesses and make every mile magical. This is the only time that it’s ok to trade the glass slippers for running shoes. Friday, February 23rd will kick off the festivities with the Princess 5K run through the Future World and World Showcase. Princesses ages 5 and older and their families can take part in this fun race . The race ends with a memory-making storybook finish perfect for a princess and her royal court in the family reunion character party.
Saturday morning starts bright and early with the Princess Enchanted 10K. This is a timed race through Epcot, Yacht Club, andBeach Club. There will be great family entertainment along the way, as well as some real characters rooting you on!
If you want to give the kids a little time to burn off their energy, head over to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. They will be hosting kid dashes and a 1 mile run. These activities are for ages 13 and under and all participants will receive a metal. Here’s the details:
runDisney Kids Dashes Age Groups:
- 12 months and under – Diaper Dash for crawlers
- 1-4 years old – 100m dash
- 4-8 years old – 200m dash
On Sunday, February 25th, The Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon will celebrate 10 years! The 13.1 miles is filled with fun, memory making moments. The run winds through the most magical place on Earth, including the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Princesses of all skill levels are welcome to join the fun. Everyone earns her very own 10th Anniversary Disney Princess Half Marathon Finisher Medal.
Up for a real challenge? Then the Glass Slipper Challenge is for you! When you sign up for the Enchanted 10K on Saturday and the Princess 1/2 Marathon on Sunday, you will joining the 5 year anniversary celebration of this amazing 19.3 miles and immediately become my hero!
All of these events come with great goody bags, characters cheering on the side lines and the feeling of great achievement. Be sure to visit the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. This is where you pick up your registration packet, and check out all of the race apparel.
So, lace up those sneakers and contact your friendly OLP Travel Pixie for more information. Make your adventure extra special and stay at one of the fabulous Disney resorts. There will be weekend event transportation provided from the resorts. The packages are available for booking now! On your mark, get set, GO!
In my last blog, I told you about some exciting things that you could do after dark in the parks. Today, I want to share some activities that you can enjoy outside of the Walt Disney World theme parks.
Over the past 20 years, I’ve always said that I’m going to visit the Walt Disney World Resort and not buy any park passes. I just want to relax, visit the resorts, eat and shop! Most people just look at me like I have 3 eyes! But, there are a number of things to do without visiting the parks. Continue reading Disney World Outside The Theme Parks
On May 25th the geography of Universal Orlando will change. Along with 2 theme parks, there will be the new water park, Volcano Bay. The philosophy celebrated at this new water park is “Water is
Life. Life is Joy”. It’s the carefree attitude that the fabled Waturi islanders have embraced on their Pacific isle for centuries. Now you can live the Waturi way at this all-new park where thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony. Continue reading Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay is here to stay!
EPCOT will soon be kicking off their annual celebration of Spring with it’s International Flower and Garden Festival. Beginning on March 1 through May 29, you can see the beautiful blossoms and fun character topiaries. Continue reading EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival: Flowery Fun!
When they named Universal’s Islands of Adventure, they weren’t kidding! This park is full of fun and great attractions! Our Orlando vacation was spent in both Universal Orlando’s parks, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, but Islands of Adventure was our favorite! Continue reading Universal Islands of Adventure
This past October, my family took a trip to Orlando. The past 40-something trips we hop on the Magical Express and went to Disney World. This time, we opted for something different. We caught a cab and headed toward Universal Orlando.