Inspired by Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story” films, the long-awaited Toy Story Land officially opened this summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Toy Story fun is shared throughout the park with the new H2O Glow nighttime pool party at Typhoon Lagoon, Pixar Play at the Contemporary Resort and “The Music of Pixar Live! Show.”
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Toys are taking over Walt Disney World! Starting this Saturday, June 30, guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be able to experience a joy-filled, toy-filled world as only Disney can create.
The new Toy Story Land
, inspired by Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Story films, invites guests of all ages to be “honorary toys” and immerse themselves in the whimsical world of a child’s imagination – just like in the popular films.
Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, Slinky Dog, the Aliens, Green Army Men and other fun-loving Toy Story characters come to life in Andy’s awesome backyard.
The land offers the best playtime ever. Guests will hop on Slinky Dog Dash for a family-friendly roller coaster ride, take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers and go for the high score playing midway games on Toy Story Mania!
The new land is the largest expansion in Disney’s Hollywood Studios 29-year history.
(Content and photos courtesy of WDWNews)
A Great 3-Day Escape to Myrtle Beach
Discover the quirky charms of South Carolina’s most popular family vacation destination.
(This story appears in the March 2016 issue of West Jet Air’s in-flight magazine and was written by Sandra Chambers.)
Myrtle Beach Pier at State Park. (Photo courtesy of VisitMyrtleBeach.com)
Myrtle Beach’s 97 kilometres of picturesque coastline, aptly called the “Grand Strand,” is most famous for its bustling beach atmosphere, replete with live entertainment, amusement parks, acclaimed seafood restaurants, great shopping and world-class golf. But the area also has a quieter side thanks to the beaches, wetlands and quaint fishing villages on its southernmost end. Take an extra- long weekend to explore both the upbeat and the serene sides of this beloved coastal area.
Read the story: THREE DAYS In Myrtle Beach OR check out the entire March issue of the magazine. This article can be found on pages 23-25.
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Singer Ricky Martin meets his double at Madame Tussauds in Orlando, FL
Take flight high above Orlando; dive deep into three oceans; or take a selfie with famous stars. Merlin Entertainments, the second largest attraction operator in the world, is bringing three of its best-known attractions to Orlando: The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium
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(Guest Contributor & Photographer: James Richardson)
As you arrive in Destin, Florida, from the west, a sign welcomes you to the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” If Destin is your final destination, you will find out, while the fishing is great, that there is much more to do here than fish.
The Panhandle of Florida is a growing area for many reasons. The major reason is the convenience and accessibility of the Panhandle to the rest of the country. The guidebooks say that Destin is nearer to parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, than Destin is to Key West.
This area of Florida is commonly known as the Emerald Coast because of the white sandy beaches appearing green as seen through the shallow blue waters of the Gulf. Traveling to points beyond the Emerald Coast adds hours to a trip — valuable hours of soaking up the sun’s rays. Destin’s white sandy beaches are the major single attraction of the Emerald Coast.
(Click on Destination: Destin, Florida above to link to rest of article and great photos!)
Barcelo Maya Beach Resort on the Mexican Riviera
Looking for a great romantic or family all-inclusive vacation–check out Barcelo Maya Resort on the Mexican Riviera about an hour south of Cancun. Unspoiled beaches with great snorkeling and diving, luxury accommodations, fine dining and loads more. Click on the link to read my story in Luxe Beat Magazine.
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Hollywood Wax Museum Offers Loads of Fun!
Hollywood Wax Museum at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC
Head to North Myrtle Beach for a new twist on beach entertainment. Opening this summer at Broadway at the Beach, the two-story Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center offers three adventures–The Wax Museum, Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors, and Outbreak (a scary zombie journey for the brave of heart!)
Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean
At the Wax Museum guests will enjoy rubbing elbows with Hollywood stars and pop culture icons as they stroll through the decades. From Robert Downing Jr. to Marilyn Monroe and other academy award winners and music superstars, every age group will discover their favorites are there.
Each recreated wax replica is very life-like and set in an authentic movie-scene background or other appropriate setting.
Will Smith & Sandra Bullock
Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors
And don’t forget to bring your camera–photos are allowed inside and who can pass up a shot with their favorite star to post on Twitter or Instagram? The complex is open 9 a.m. until midnight seven days a week through Labor Day, with shortened hours year round.