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Sandtastic Weekends Coming to the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin!

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Sandtastic Weekends brings the best of sand and sun together for two fun filled weekends! We are bringing in 100 tons of sand to create an intricate sand-sculpted art display which will be the highlight of the event, providing the opportunity for visitors to view the live performance art that is sand sculpting, designed by world-class sculptors from “Team Sandtastic”.

There are a variety of activities for all ages including:

• Master Sand Sculpture Demonstrations
• Sand Sculpting Classes
• Speed Sand Demonstrations
• DJ Dance in the Sand Party
• Cinema on the Sand
• And more!

The fun begins at noon each day…watch the demonstrations, play in the sand, play a game of corn hole or volleyball, or just relax and hang out. What could be better than a craft beer on the beach while listening to the hottest music under the sun by DJ Magic. There will be plenty of photo opportunities, and the evening winds down each day with our Cinema on the Sand.

End the summer with one last Sandtastic Weekend at the most magical place in the world!

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Disney plans to add luxury hotel at Disneyland Resort

To take advantage of the city’s new policy giving tax incentives to build luxury hotels, Disneyland officials submitted plans Tuesday to add a fourth Disney-themed hotel at the resort.

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STURDY BRANCHES AND SILLY SYMPHONIES BY SAM ALLEN

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While the theme parks are the main draw at Walt Disney World, its resort hotels offer plenty of recreational opportunities, as well. For example, active guests of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge looking for a place to work out or cool down after a long day can find a variety of fitness equipment and select spa treatments at “Sturdy Branches Health Club.” The facility also features a distinctly Disney detail: a reference to one of Walt Disney’s classic “Silly Symphony” cartoons.

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Video & Soundbites: Three Generations of Giraffe Celebrate Mother’s Day at Walt Disney World Resort

B-Roll included:

  • Grandmother, mother and granddaughter giraffe family on the Sunset Savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

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  • Chris Barth, Zoological Manager, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

3 Generations of Giraffe Celebrate Mother’s Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Savanna

Meet grandmother Malaika, mother Makena and granddaughter Luna, a multigenerational giraffe family who live together on the Sunset Savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Three Generations of Giraffe Celebrate Mother's Day at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Savanna

Malika was born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and both Makeena and Luna were born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. These special ladies enjoy spending time together as a family each day in their spectacular home at Walt Disney World Resort, eating different plants and interacting with other animals on the savanna.

 

SENSE OF AFRICA TOUR AT DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM LODGE

Guests can indulge their senses during the new Sense of Africa tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. This 3.5-hour long experience is designed to immerse Walt Disney World® Resort Guests in the richness, culture and history of the African-inspired resort and give a backstage peek at the care, feeding, well-being and social interactions of the resident animals.

A typical tour begins with a unique twist on breakfast at Boma – Flavors of Africa, followed by encounters with animals such as okapi, giraffe, ostriches and red river hogs. Sense of Africa is a real chance to get a behind-the-scenes peek at the magic.

The cost is $249, and staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is not required. Experiences may vary.

The experience will be offered on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, beginning April 9, 2016. Reservations are now available. Book by calling 407-WDW-TOUR (939-8687).

NEW AQUATIC PLAY AREA OPENS AT DISNEY’S PORT ORLEANS RESORT – FRENCH QUARTER

Just in time for warm summer days, there’s a new space at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter that’s just for little ones who like to splash around and stay cool.

Decked out in the bold hues of Mardi Gras gold, purple and green, this new aquatic play area lets Guests 48 inches and under enjoy water slides that are just their size, play with fun water cannons, and splish-splash among fountains.

The new area is located next to the whimsical Doubloon Lagoon pool, so guests and their little ones can easily go back and forth between the two water-filled spots while staying at this resort.

Video – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Piano Player’s Version of ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran

Check out the Piano Player in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. His version of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is something so amazing. He also did a wonderful job on Toy Story’s ‘You’ve got a friend in me”.

Photo Gallery #3 – 5th Annual Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

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Photo Gallery #2 – 5th Annual Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

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