Coming soon to a theme park near… ME! Flower and Garden Festival 2011 opens Wednesday!
Archives for February 2011
You may remember the Mars Needs Moms trailer I shared with you back in November. Now in anticipation of the March 11th opening of the movie in 3-D, I’m happy to bring you a giveaway of fun Mars Needs Moms items for Mom AND child! This giveaway gift basket will include:
– MARS NEEDS MOMS T-Shirt (Adult Size)
– MARS NEEDS MOMS T-Shirt (Youth Size)
– MARS NEEDS MOMS Temporary Tattoos (3-pack)
If you’d like a refresher on the Mars Needs Moms story, check out the newest trailer below:
To enter, simply: 1. Comment below with what you think your kids would do if you went to Mars.
2. “Like” the Mars Needs Moms facebook page.
3 (optional for an extra entry). Share this giveaway on twitter or facebook. You can use the two buttons at the top of this post, or just copy and paste the link yourself. https://zannaland.com/mars-needs-moms-giveaway Please provide a link in a separate comment below if you have shared this giveaway.
Giveaway ends on March 8 and winner will be announced on this post on March 9, 2011.
CONGRATULATIONS to Kathie, aka magic2go on twitter (and fellow Walt Disney World Moms Panelist!) for getting randomly chosen as the gift pack winner!! Random.org picked #3 and that’s her! Be on the lookout for your prizes in the mail!
Thanks to everyone for participating. More giveaways to come!
Following Tom Staggs revealing press conference last week, Disney is now releasing details from the first change: FastPasses to meet characters.
Here’s more from the official Disney press release:
Magic Kingdom officials have a hunch a really “hot ticket” in their realm this summer is going to be something other than a ride, a snack or a show. Rather, it’s a first-ever opportunity to nail down a time to meet with Mickey Mouse.
When meet-and-greets with Mickey move into a permanent new location in Town Square later this spring, Magic Kingdom guests will be able obtain a Disney’s FASTPASS ticket specifying a one-hour window when they can return to see the popular character for hugs, photos and autographs — without waiting in the standby queue. It will mark the first time the complimentary, computerized service has been available for a character meet-and-greet at any Disney Park.
Since spending time with Disney characters is at the top of the “must-do list” of many guests, the FASTPASS ticket will allow them to experience their Mickey Mouse meet-and-greets more conveniently. As a result, guests will be able to devote more time enjoying other Magic Kingdom experiences with family and friends.
The new meet-and-greet location, Town Square Theater, will be located inside the current Exposition Hall area just inside the park entrance. Imagineers already are working to completely transform the space for the new experience. “This isn’t just remodeling Expo Hall; it is completely re-imagining this entire venue as a beautiful Victorian-era theater and the new home for Mickey Mouse,” Jon Georges, WDI Director, Senior Show Producer, said.
“Mickey and Main Street, U.S.A. are great examples of pure Americana that complement each other very well,” Concept Designer Jason Grandt said. “We drew a lot of inspiration from classic Mickey animated shorts such as The Nifty Nineties and Mickey’s Grand Opera. Many of the scenes in these shorts look like they take place right on Main Street.”
Guests arrive at a building befitting Mickey Mouse’s stardom — with a grand-Victorian-theater elevation, including a marquee that glistens with gold-leaf trim and sparkles with lights. Inside, there’s a mosaic floor, lush curtains with gold rope tie-backs and polished-brass chandeliers. Imagineers are creating new elements and surprises for Magic Kingdom guests, including an interactive queue — with an extra touch of Disney magic — and highly themed retail shops.
The queue takes guests “backstage,” where Mickey is waiting to greet them in a rehearsal-room environment amid posters, steamer trunks and stage props.
In addition, during the New Fantasyland construction, royalty will be visiting as the Disney Princesses will be in Town Square Theater to meet and greet their loyal subjects.
Currently, guests can visit with Mickey Mouse in Tomorrowland, in a location to the right of Space Mountain. Meet-and-greet experiences with the Disney Princesses are currently at Adventureland Verandah.