30 March 2015, 12:53 pm
Inside Woody and Jessie Meet and Greet at Magic Kingdom
Show off your best “howdy” and yodel with Sheriff Woody and Jessie from “Toy Story” at their meet-and-greet, Meet Toy Story Friends, near Splash Mountain in Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
Jessie and Woody are eager to meet their fans and they’re inviting you to come on over and say hello at their Frontierland location. The pair are happy to pose, sign autographs, shake hands and even tip their hats for you so make sure you mosey on over!
The larger-than-life characters look exactly like they do in the “Toy Story” films and they act like them too! Don’t be afraid to ask Jessie to show off her Hoedown moves or perform a number with Woody. The characters will happily oblige and it makes for the perfect photo opportunity.
If meeting the famous characters has spurred your interest in them and the rest of “Toy Story’s” characters you can get more of them at Toy Story Midway Mania in Hollywood Studios. This fun-filled shootin’ game will take you on a 4D adventure full of carnival games starring your favorite “Toy Story” characters. Those characters include Jessie and Woody as they appear in such games as Woody’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Gallery and more.
Woody can also be spotted with his best pal Buzz Lightyear at Pixar Place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The friends invite you to the set of your very own photo shoot at Woody’s Picture Shootin’ Corral.
Another great spot to catch some characters from the “Toy Story” films is Pizza Planet also at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Diners can enjoy lunch…and beyond at this fun restaurant as “Toy Story” characters stop in for pizza and arcade games.
For the chance to pose with Jessie and Woody at Disney’s Magic Kingdom and experience more of “Toy Story” characters, look for discounted tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.
27 March 2015, 11:29 am
Top Spring Events in Orlando
Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to get outside and explore Orlando’s many outdoor activities and events. This April and May, Orlando theme parks are ensuring the food, flowers and songs that remind you of the season surround you so without further adieu here are our top spring events in Orlando:
Busch Gardens Tampa:
Food & Wine Festival – Satisfy your taste buds with the wild flavors of Busch Gardens Tampa this spring during the inaugural Food & Wine Festival. Now through April 26 you can feed your adventurous side with mouthwatering dishes paired with over 65 wines, 50 beers and cocktails. The Food & Wine Festival also features concerts from Collective Soul, Echosmith, KC and the Sunshine Band, Josh Turner, Daughtry, Aloe Blacc and more.
Wild Days with Jack Hanna – “Jungle Jack” Hanna returns to SeaWorld Orlando April 18 & 19 for a wild weekend of animal shows, autograph signings and meet-and-greets. Don’t miss Jack’s travel tales and animal facts at the Stanleyville Theater. The shows are included with daily SeaWorld Orlando admission.
Viva la Musica – Things will heat up at SeaWorld Orlando this spring when the annual Latin music festival Viva la Musica takes over the park April 25. For four Saturdays, you can celebrate the food, fun, sights and sounds of Latin culture. Enjoy live concerts by internationally renowned Latin musical artists and Latin dishes prepared by SeaWorld’s own Executive Chef, Hector Colon.
Walt Disney World:
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – Spring has certainly sprung at Walt Disney World during the 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Now through May 17, guests can discover dazzling gardens, seasonal foods and entertainment at the annual flowery event. Make sure you check put what’s budding this spring.
Star Wars Weekends – May the force be with you this spring as Star Wars Weekends returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios May 15. For five weekends, Star Wars fans can feel the power of the force with out-of-this-world entertainment, attractions, presentations and even rides like the popular Star Tours: The Adventure Continues. Fans will also get the chance to meet Star Wars characters and celebrities form both the film series and animated TV series.
Mardi Gras – Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras continues to party up and down the streets of Universal’s CityWalk this spring. Now through April 18 you can catch the music, food and beads of Bourbon Street with 16 concerts, 1.8 million beads, wild parades and mouthwatering Cajun food. The remaining concerts include:
• The All-American Rejects – April 4
• The Band Perry – April 11
• Try Songz – April 18
25 March 2015, 11:18 am
Food for Thought Breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant
Walt Disney World’s popular Magic Kingdom restaurant, Be Our Guest is now welcoming visitors to be their guest for breakfast. The French eatery recently began testing a breakfast option through June 18. Like the rest of the “Beauty and the Beast” themed castle, the breakfast menu has a French flare, and reservations are now being accepted.
Since the castle opened in the fall of 2012, dinner reservations have been in high demand, with the restaurant fully booking months in advance. This has left those who want to experience a taste of France to do so during lunchtime (which soon meant it too required a reservation), until now that is!
As with lunch, the Rose Gallery is open for breakfast. The room features beautiful wall hangings depicting scenes from the lives of the characters, as well as the music box that Belle’s father created for Belle and the Beast’s wedding.
The ordering process is the same as it is for lunch too – guests will order via cast members or kiosks and then they’ll take their magic rose or magic bands, find a table and wait for the food to magically find them.
The French casual dining menu includes eggs Florentine with country ham and roasted plum tomatoes; the Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich with poached eggs, Applewood bacon and brie on a toasted baguette served with fresh fruit; Croissant Doughnut topped with banana caramel sauce, pastry crème and chocolate ganache; Assorted Cured Meats and Cheese including alpine ham, Serrano ham, sopressata and cheese served with marmalade, fresh fruit and toasted baguette; and Crepes de Cogsworth stuffed with yogurt, fresh berries and wildberry foam.
There is also a kid’s menu that includes French toast, crepes and yogurt. The cost of the breakfast is $19.99 per adult, $11.99 for kids 3-9. That price includes breakfast pastries and non-alcoholic drinks.
Diners can enjoy breakfast at Be Our Guest restaurant from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Reservations are being accepted so make sure you call today! As always if you want to dine with Belle and the Beast you can find discounted Walt Disney World tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.