09
Mar 14

Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut Today!

Perhaps the only good thing about Daylight Saving Time.

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Free daylight saving

If you are in the Orlando area you can find your free Krispy Kreme doughnut and pick up a dozen glazed hot off the line at the following locations:

Winter Park
1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL 32789
Open 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Sunday – Thursday)
and 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)

Millenia
4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939
Open 24 hours

Kissimmee
5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
(192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL 34746
Open 24 hours


19
May 12

Photo Tour of the All NEW Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park at Gaylord Palms Resort

Gaylord Palms Cypress Springs Water Park

Listen up Mom’s! If you’re looking for an amazing family vacation experience, the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida has upped the ante for fun with the opening of the brand new Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park. Last weekend my family and I spent 7 hours taking in the sun, sipping cocktails (leaded and unleaded), splashing, swimming, sliding and relaxing and all this without leaving the resort!

For families with smaller kids this zero depth entry pool is a godsend. Thoughtful for disabled guests too!

Gaylord Palms Cypress Springs Water park Pool

Gaylord Palms Cypress Springs Water Park Pool

Gaylord Palms Cypress Springs Water Park Pool

Gaylord Palms Cypress Springs Water Park Pool

Gaylord Palms Cypress Springs Water Park Pool

Gaylord Palms Cypress Springs Water Park Pool

Gaylord Palms Cypress Springs Water Park Pool

Gaylord Palms Cypress Springs Water Park Pool

Gaylord Palms Cypress Springs Water Park Pool

Gaylord Palms Cypress Springs Water Park Pool

Gaylord Palms Cypress Springs Water Park Pool

Gaylord Palms Cypress Springs Water Park Pool

My daughter loved screening Kung Fu Panda on this Gigantor screen while floating in the pool.

Gaylord Palms Cypress Springs Water Park Pool

Don’t worry empty nesters…you’re covered with the adult’s only South Beach Pool.

Gaylord Palms adult only south beach Pool

Gaylord Palms South Beach Pool

Gaylord Palms adult only south beach Pool

Gaylord Palms adult only south beach Pool

Gaylord Palms Cocktail

The Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park is open daily from 7am – 11pm and is included with your stay at the resort.  For rates and specially priced packages visit Gaylord Palms or call (407) 586-2000.

Special thanks goes out to the Gaylord Palms for hosting our stay.  All opinions are my own.


09
Apr 12

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Opening Sooner Than Expected

Art of Animation Nemo SlideThe wings dedicated to the popular films featured at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will now be opening sooner than expected after the resort hotel’s grand opening May 31st, 2012.

“We are excited that the Cars, The Lion King, and The Little Mermaid wings at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will all open earlier than we originally planned, …” said Kevin Myers, vice president of resort operations for Walt Disney World Resort.

The Finding Nemo wings of the resort will open May 31; Cars will now open June 18 instead of July 31; The Lion King will open August 10 instead of September 30. The value rooms at The Little Mermaid wings on September 15 instead of at the end of this year.

The Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo buildings will be entirely family suites, with 1,120 suites between them. The Little Mermaid buildings will feature 864 rooms in the “value” room category.


11
Feb 12

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Will Have Walt Disney World’s Largest What?

art of animation pool nemo

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will have Walt Disney World’s largest….resort swimming pool!  Kids of all ages can make a splash at the “Big Blue” pool, the largest resort swimming pool at Walt Disney World Resort measuring 11,859 square feet. Guests enter scenes from the animated world and can explore the colorful reef with a giant-sized Mr. Ray whose wings span 27 feet, pose for a picture with Crush or frolic with Squirt in the Righteous Reef, a children’s play area. An arcade and two additional pools round out the fun.

The whimsical property, situated adjacent to Disney’s Pop Century Resort, will open in phases beginning in late May 2012 with rates from $248 per night. The 1,120 family suites include two bathrooms, a kitchenette and three separate sleeping areas that can sleep up to six. Some 864 standard rooms sleep up to four. Rates as low as $94 include complimentary transportation, Extra Magic Hours and other benefits available to a Disney Resort guest.  For reservations, guests can call 407/W-DISNEY (934-7639) or contact their travel agent.


09
Feb 12

Family Fun Night with Shrek & Friends at Gaylord Palms Orlando from $99 per Person

shrek and donkey

Families looking for a memorable weekend away can now bring their vacation to life with Gaylord Palms’ newest DreamWorks Experience package, Family Fun Night With Shrek & Friends, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

From $99 per person based on double occupancy, families will have an immersive experience with Shrek, Fiona and Puss in Boots that features dancing, movies, scavenger hunts, crafts and special treats. And best of all, kids 12 and under stay FREE!

The one-night package includes:

  • Accommodations at Gaylord Palms Resort for a family of up to four (4)
  • Admission to DJ dance party with appearances by Shrek, Fiona and Puss in Boots
  • Admission to a DreamWorks movie shown on a big screen
  • Puss In Boots Quest for the Magic Beans Scavenger Hunt
  • Swamp Juice & Ogre Treats
  • A Family Souvenir Photo
  • DreamWorks craft activity
  • Resort Fee
  • Self-Parking

Guests are encouraged to make it a two- or three-night stay to take advantage of all the entertainment and extraordinary experiences available. Gaylord Palms Resort features signature, glass-covered atriums that offer acres of sculpted indoor gardens, walkways, and streams that feel like the outdoors but are kept at a pleasant, 72 degrees year round.  Visitors can also indulge in rejuvenating treatments at Relâche Spa & Salon, voted a 4-Star Spa by Forbes Travel Guide; enjoy world-class cuisine at a multitude of award-winning restaurants, including the new Wreckers Sports Bar; and enjoy excellent shopping and nightlife options. Gaylord Palms Resort, located in the heart of Central Florida, is the perfect “home base” for day trips to some of the nation’s most thrilling and exciting attractions and theme parks!

For a full itinerary, more information and to book the Family Fun Night With Shrek & Friends, visit www.GaylordPalms.com