The Epcot Flower And Garden Festival

With the latest deal from Walt Disney World and the tickets for special guest and the Florida resident program, there is no reason at all that you should not be headed to Orlando Florida for that special visit to the Epcot Flower and Garden festival sponsored by the HGTV network. I just returned from there and it was truly magical. I will be trying to post some of the pictures from Epcot just in case you cannot make this year.

Each country is represented with some of the finest Disney characters in rare shrubs and greens form. Germany boost the Snow White and the seven dwarfs creations, something really special to behold.  France has Beauty and Beast, and Luminere as well as Chip and Ms. Potts. The United States has some of my favorites, Buzz Light Year, Woody, and Lotso the huggin bear villain. Lotso has some incredible colors and brilliant red and yellows, and is set up in his very own special garden.

Besides some of the most incredible rides like Soarin, and Mission Space and of course Test Track, Epcot has long been one of my favorite Walt Disney World theme parks. Each time I go, it grows more and more on me. Kid’s do not get left behind in this park either. The special 3-D effect show of Michael Jackson’s Captain E-O, a short spectacular film directed by the Godfather of space movies, George Lucas. The Nemo ride, along with the Figment ride, offer the little ones some enjoyment.

Some of the countries represented by the magic of the HGTV special are Japan, Norwiege, and Canada, as well as England and others. Special artwork includes the Cinderella and Prince Charming, as well as Sleeping Beauty and her beau.  Look also for Car’s Lightning McQueen, and Toma-tor just to name a few of these masterpiece decorations. OK, so you can’t make it out there for this years EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, this should not stop you from getting your hands on official Walt Disney World merchandise, let’s face it there is nothing like Official Walt Disney World merchandise, and now with a click of the mouse you can purchase your very own! Get Disney stuff here!

Why Disney? The Magic Kingdom

When was the last time you felt the pure excitement that you feel at the Magic Kingdom in Kissimmee, Florida?  When picking a place to get away for vacation, why Disney?  This is the time to get away and take advantage of the Walt Disney World vacation specials, especially if you are a Florida or California Resident. Being a resident in Florida has really opened up the savings for my family and I, and all of the sudden Disney World has become a vacation paradise in our own back yard.

Right now is the time to book your magical vacation, the specials for Florida Residents include specials on hotel booking, dining arrangements and of course tickets for all of the wonderful magical attractions. Currently Florida Residents can enjoy the Disney Water Parks after 2 p.m. for just $60 plus tax, the one thing to remember here is that Florida is notorious for afternoon thunder showers and lightning storms, but all in all if you watch your local weather reports, this is an amazing bargain.

Also new this year, you can ride NASCAR-style cars at their special SPEEDWAY for just $49 plus tax. Florida Residents, can stay in the middle of the summer and save magical dollars that you can budget into the rest of the vacation trip and more importantly save tons of money! Some of the specials include up to to 35% at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays on most of the nights from now until August 14 2011. In addition to these special offers, there are also many different weekend getaway savings that are currently being offered too.

More recently, Walt Disney World has released a special for Florida Residents that include a four-day getaway pass to four theme parks of your choice for an amazing low price of just $119.00.  Florida Residents can enjoy 4 days of excitement, discovery and fun in all four  theme parks for just $119, plus tax with the Wild for Disney Pass.  This includes the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and of course Epcot.

That’s one Park per Day for less than $30 per day, plus tax. Purchase the 4-Day “Wild 4 Disney Pass” from January 2, 2011 – May 22, 2011. There is a one week block out for usage April 17, 2011 – April 24, 2011 and the ticket expires May 26, 2011.  With this plan all Florida Residents can also add the Park Hopper Option and the Water Park Fun to add even more flexibility, than ever before.  So what are you waiting for?

Walt Disney World Florida Resident Specials

Why Disney for Florida residents?  Well, have you seen the Walt Disney World Florida resident specials that are available to you this year? Without question, Walt Disney World theme parks are the most magical of places on earth! This is probably the only attraction left in the U.S. where you can sit there and count your cash without any worries of being robbed, clubbed or mugged.  A true magical experience… A fantastic family vacation, and one that will have you making memories that will last a lifetime.

Disney’s the Magical Kingdom is offering a special for Florida Residents a 3-day pass for only $142.00, price is  good until December of 2010.  No black out dates apply, but the tickets have to be used within a 180 day period from the date of purchase.  That is why Disney, is one of the leaders in good old fashion family fun.  Where else can you enjoy three days at a theme park for that price.  Kids under the age of 9, pay only $121.00!  In addition, on my most recent trip, we added the water parks for just $20.00 per ticket.  This feature allowed you to enjoy Typhoon Lagoon, or Disney’s Blizzard Beach for 1 day each, or mix and match the water parks as you wish.

These tickets only allow entry to the same park daily, but for more money you can add the park hopper, but for this price, no hopping.  Mix and match my favorites, especially with small children in your group.  The Magic Kingdom and Hollywood studios, which was recently renamed, formerly MGM studios, seem to have the most for small children.  Even though the Magic Kingdom is the best for small children, there are some rides that will be off limits for kids measuring under 40″, but with Toon-Town, Fantasy-land, Frontier-land, and Tomorrow-land there is plenty of action for the smaller kids.  One of the favorites is most certainly the Buzz Lightyear toy ride, you may want to get the fast pass for this one, in the Summer ride lines can reach 90 minutes, ouch!

Disney’s Tommorrow-land features the very popular Buzz Lightyear from space command ride, in which you and Buzz are off to defeat the Emperor Zurg and anything else that stands in your way. The ride keeps an electronic score of your shooting expertise and with two guns per seating arrangment, the competition is on.  The middle console gets to steer in everyway left, right and round and round.  Loads of fun for everyone.  Take advantage of this special offer made possible by the Walt Disney World if you are a Florida resident, and take off for family wholesome fun, like no other.