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One More Disney Day February 29th 2012 Updated

To celebrate the leap year in 2012 Walt Disney World, Florida will be open for 24hrs from 6am on the 29th February.  Why not make a day of it and see if you can last the whole 1440 minutes at the park. Take this rare opportunity to explore the park at your leisure and enjoy everything the Magic Kingdom has to offer.

If you manage to go and last the 24hrs please let me know what is was like on the comment section below.

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Disney Fastpass and Universal Express Plus Pass – lose the queues!


If you’re heading out to either Disney or Universal theme parks and want to fit in the most ‘play’ time along with the least ‘stand in line’ time to really optimise your days in the parks, you’ll want to make use of the passes available. As they differ between the parks, I’ve got a run down here of how each works. In short, where regular lines can average an hour or more wait time per attraction, these passes will reduce that to a maximum of 10 minutes per attraction – making choosing attractions for the family much easier.

So with the Disney FastPass, good news its free for all park guests and you just buy a standard admission ticket.

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Royal Wedding Celebrations in Orlando

Royal Wedding Celebrations in Orlando

For folks across the pond looking to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Wills and his Queen-to-be Kate on Friday 29th April, I’ve found  a couple of events hosting the regal celebrations for you! Not a big royal fan? Still, you can’t beat a good wedding party!

In traditional English style, the popular Cricketers Arms Pub located at Festival Bay mall on International Drive are having tv screens dedicated to the wedding and a ‘Royal Wedding Palooza’ (if you’re like me and haven’t heard of palooza, for the benefit of you and I, I looked it up and it basically means ‘all-out, large scale party extravaganza’ – so it does sound like it promises a lot of fun). For more info, call Cricketers on 407-354-0686.

Disney’s Wedding Pavillion, overlooking Magic Kingdom across the lagoon, are hosting an event: beginning at 4am – with the Royal Wedding ceremony commencing at 6am Orlando time, and ending at 8am.  An English themed wedding breakfast will be available to guests.  For those keen to enjoy the royal celebrations in an authentic chapel-like building, you won’t mind the eye-watering early start – and guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion – question is: will you go dressed up, wedding-style? or…in your pyjamas!


There’ll be great photo opportunities with the fairytale Cinderella Coach majestically led by six white ponies and coachmen at the Pavillion.  Incidentally, the coach was created by the same coach makers who have historically designed for the British Monarchy.

Entrance and parking to the event is free. The Wedding Pavillion is situated in the Seven Seas between the Grand Floridian and Polynesian Resorts.