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Peanuts Take Over ICE! at Gaylord Palms

It’s the most wonderful time of year to spend with family and friends and the Peanuts Gang! Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy and the crew have taken over this year’s ICE! event at Gaylord Palms.

Based on the children’s classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, ICE! recreates scenes from the iconic 1965 CBS Christmas special using tons of ice. Each of the scenes in ICE! recreate memorable moments from the Christmas television special from Snoopy’s award winning dog house to Charlie Brown’s choice of Christmas tree.

Each year, Gaylord Palms brings in artisans from China to create the scenes for ICE! Carvers spend over a month building out each scene of the story along with all the Peanuts characters.




When walking through ICE!, take a break and slip down the ice slides. If you’ve ever wondered what if feels like to be a penguin, multiple lanes of ice will give you and the kids a chance to find out.

After taking the tour of ICE!, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Lucy are available for pictures.

If this is your first time at ICE! be prepared for extremely cold temperatures. The room is kept at a brisk 9 degrees so dress warmly. Parkas are handed out for use at the event, but bring your own gloves as they are a necessity.

ICE! and Christmas at Gaylord Palms runs from November 18, 2016 through January 1, 2017. Ticket and more information can be found at ChristmasatGaylordPalms.com

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Ringling Brothers Return to Orlando in 2016

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey makes a return to Orlando’s Amway Center this coming January with a brand new “Legends” show.

The Legends show will feature some of Ringling’s traditional animal acts such as lions, tigers and elephants as well as the Solar Hawks acrobat team flying high above the arena on the trapeze.


More information about the show can be found on the Ringling website.

Discount tickets are available for $4.00 off using the promo code 4MOM at Ringling.com and TicketMaster.

Discount Details: Offer valid on all shows EXCEPT Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (opening night), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Not valid on Front Row and Premium Seating, nor day of show. Offer valid through January 14.

Legends showtimes at the Orlando Amway Center are as follows:

  • Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 16 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 18 at 1:00 p.m.

Disclosure: Feld Entertainment is providing us with passes to the show in January.

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ICE! Featuring the Nutcracker at Gaylord Palms

ICE! returned to Gaylord Palms resort this holiday season with the Nutcracker. With ice sculptures telling the story of the the Nutcracker, ICE! puts guests in the middle of this holiday favorite.

ICE! is one of the must see events during the holidays and this year Gaylord Palms makes it even better. From amazing ice sculptures created by Chinese artisans, slides made out of ice and gingerbread decorating, Gaylord Palms gets you in the holiday spirit.

The Nutcracker

This year’s theme for ICE! was the holiday favorite story of the Nutcracker. Each of the sculptures throughout the event help tell the tale and immerse guests in the storyline.

Frostbite Factory

The Frostbite Factory gives guests an up-close glimpse into the process of making the sculptures that go in to ICE!.

Fun for the Kids

While adults will mostly appreciate the artistry that ICE! delivers with the telling of the Nutcracker, kids may have something else on their mind. ICE! doesn’t disappoint and provides kids with the chance to go sliding down three large ice slides.

Afterwards, kids can meet Gingy from Shrek and explore their own art side by decorating gingerbread.


A holiday tradition in Orlando, ICE! features ice sculptures from Chinese artisans recreating characters and scenes. For the last few years, ICE! focused on characters from Dreamworks films such as Shrek and Madagascar and holiday favorite Frosty the Snowman.

ICE! runs through the end of the holiday season at the Gaylord Palms resort.

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Marvel Universe Live is Invading Orlando this December

If you didn’t get enough of Marvel superheroes at the movies this past summer, now you’ll get the chance to experience them live.

Marvel’s first-ever live stage-show, Marvel Universe Live! is currently touring the country and will land in Orlando for seven stunt-filled performances this December.

Loki is after the Cosmic Cube and its up to Marvel’s most powerful heroes to stop him before its too late. The all new show features 25 Marvel superheroes such as Thor, Spider-man, Wolverine, and the rest of the Avengers team battling it out right before your eyes.

“Marvel Universe LIVE! will be the most remarkable live event that the world has ever seen with an absolutely epic story line and jaw dropping technological advances. Fans will feel like they’ve stepped into a Marvel blockbuster film come to life with nonstop movie style action and stunts,” said Feld Entertainment Executive Vice President and Marvel Universe LIVE! Producer Juliette Feld. “We are working hand in hand with Marvel to give fans a revolutionary live show experience that introduces an original story that is faithful to the Marvel canon and utterly captivating from beginning to end!”


Tickets for Marvel Universe Live! are available for the December 5-7 dates at the Amway Center through the show website here. A special 25% off discount is available using the promotional code: SAVE25.

Disclosure: Feld Entertainment has provided Outpost Orlando with media access to this event.

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Marvel and the Avengers Take Over San Diego Comic Con

Disney and Marvel brought out all the members of the Avengers:Age of Ultron to San Diego Comic Con this past weekend.

Building on the success of the first Avengers movie, Marvel is back again with a second outing for this group of superheroes. The panel kicked off with Robert Downey Jr. taking the stage and tossing roses into the crowd.

After the introductions of the Avengers cast, a quick teaser of Avengers: Age of Ultron was shown.

You can see the full Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron panel in the videos below.

Avengers Signing

After the panel, the cast of the Avengers sat down and gave guests the opportunity to meet them.



Marvel put together some short videos with the cast of the Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Frozen Summer Fun Takes Over Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The gang from Frozen has taken over Disney’s Hollywood Studios and brought ice, fun and song along with them.

Disney’s Frozen Summer takes place through September and has fans of the movie singing in the Streets of America at the Studios. The summer long event kicks off each day with multiple events and shows featuring the “Frozen” characters Anna, Elsa and Olaf.

Anna & Elsa Royal Welcome Parade

The day kicks off with the Anna & Elsa Welcome Parade when guests get to see their favorite characters as they make their way down the street at Hollywood Studios.

Anna and Elsa ride together in the royal sleigh while Kristoff rides along on the Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post float.

Frozen Sing Along

The music of Frozen is hard to ignore and is one of the reasons that the movie has become so popular. Anna and Elsa along with a cast of characters lead guests on a sing along of songs from the movie.

Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post

Guests looking to take a little bit of Frozen fun home with them can stop by Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post. The trading post provides all sorts of unique Frozen themed items for both kids and adults including shirts, dolls, artwork and toys.

Frozen Fun Land

Want to get out of the Florida sun for a bit and cool down? Frozen Fun Land, located next to Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post, provides guests with an ice rink and play area.

The ice rink is open to guests at 30 minute intervals.

Frozen Dance Party and Fireworks

At the end of the day, Hollywood Studios comes alive with music from the center stage while Mickey, Minnie and Pluto dance along with guests.

The evening finishes out with a fireworks and stage show featuring Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff.

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Rock Your Disney Side 24 Hour Day at the Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World’s third annual 24 hour day kicked off at the Magic Kingdom this morning at 6am. Celebrating the start of summer and Disney heroes and villains, the Rock Your Disney Side event provides guests with 24 hours inside the park.

Opening Ceremony

The event started this morning with a special version of the opening ceremony with Disney heroes and villains making an appearance on the steam train with Mickey and Minnie.

Throughout the day, special events will be happening giving guests unique ways to celebrate including multiple parades, shows and merchandise.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Open

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, the new centerpiece ride in New Fantasyland, soft opened for guests today at the park. The official opening date for the ride is next week on May 28. As soon as the park opened, the wait time shot up to 120 minutes.

Costumes

Because of the special nature of the event, Walt Disney World is asking guests to help celebrate by wearing costumes of their favorite Disney hero or villain. A lot of guests are getting into the spirit.

The Rock Your Disney Side event runs until 6am Saturday morning. For a list of all the special events taking place during the 24 hours, see our post here.

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Frozen is Coming to Disney On Ice this September

Disney On Ice is getting a new show this year based on the hit movie Frozen. Starting their brand new show tour in September, Disney On Ice is bringing playful snowman Olaf and sister’s Anna and Elsa to fans around the country.

“In our more than 30 years of producing Disney On Ice shows, Feld Entertainment has been waiting for a film like this,” says producer Nicole Feld. “While it might seem obvious that Frozen is well suited for the ice, this Disney On Ice production will touch audiences emotionally through innovative show elements and world-class skating.”

The Academy Award® winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic between two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa. Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers. Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear. Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

Feld Entertainment has released some images as to what the costumes and characters for the Disney On Ice Frozen show will look like.

Tickets and more details can be found at the Disney On Ice website.

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Walt Disney World RockYourDisneySide 24 Hour Special Events

A 24 hour day in the Magic Kingdom just isn’t extra time to get to all your favorite rides, it’s also filled with extra events too.

The day starts out with a special version of the Welcome Show in front of the Main Street USA train station. Guests that have been at the park for opening will have seen the regular version of this show, but for the RockYourDisneySide event, heroes and villains will be on hand to kick things off.

The Welcome Show from last year’s Monstrous Summer All Nighter.

Magic Kingdom’s “Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It!” street party is getting a special edition for the day. Disney heroes will feature during the 10am party with villains following at 1:30pm. The final performance will feature characters voted on by guests throughout the day.

The newest parade to hit the Magic Kingdom, Festival of Fantasy, will have two showings, one at noon and the other at 3:30pm.

The Main Street Electrical parade, Disney’s nighttime fan favorite will have two performances with the first at 11pm and then again at 1am. As a special overnight bonus, Disney villains will be leading the parade celebrating how “It’s Good to Be Bad!”

Princess Fairytale Hall in Fantasyland, home of Disney Princesses, will be taken over at 11pm becoming Scary Tale Hall where Maleficent will be making an appearance.

As the night goes one, villains take over the rest of the park’s character greeting locations. Where Aladdin and Jasmine appear in Adventureland during the day, expect to find Jafar instead. Elsewhere, Dr. Facilier takes the place of Princess Tiana, Captain Hook takes over for Peter Pan.

To keep the energy up overnight, multiple dance parties will be thrown in Tomorrowland, Frontierland and in front of Cinderella Castle.

In Tomorrowland, the #INCREDIBLESSuperDanceParty rocks the Rockettower Plaza Stage from 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., followed by Incredibles Movie Night with screenings of Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” from 11 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Disney’s “Up All Night” Dance Party at Cinderella Castle and the Frontierland Dance Party on the west side of the park will keep things festive from 2 a.m. – 5:45 a.m.

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Top 10 RockYourDisneySide 24 Hour Survival Tips

Walt Disney World is hosting a Rock Your Disney Side 24 hour event this coming Friday May 23. As with the previous two 24 hours events, the Magic Kingdom will remain open from 6am Friday to 6am Saturday. This event is truly for the die-hard Disney fan.

You may think that 24 hours in the Magic Kingdom sounds like a great idea and there’s definitely a lot of fun to be had if you plan ahead of time. We’ve put together a quick list of survival tips to help you get through the day.

1. Keep a water bottle with you

You would think this one would be a no-brainer, this is Florida after all, but many people find themselves getting dehydrated or overheated during the day. Bring a water bottle or pick one up at the park and keep refilling it from the fountains during the day. The weather report for Friday is showing a high of 93 degrees and 0% chance of rain, it’s going to be a hot one.

2. Get your FastPasses now

Since Walt Disney World implemented the new MyMagic+ system with FastPass+, guests to the parks have been able to use the My Disney Experience app or website to schedule FastPasses 30 days in advance with hotel guests able to schedule out 60 days ahead. If there’s any rides that are must sees for you, schedule them now. While some FastPasses will be available on Friday, they may not be the rides or times you want.

3. Bring your phone charging cable with you

It’s going to be a long day and most phones won’t survive the entire 24 hours. Disney has set up multiple charging stations throughout the Magic Kingdom over the past few months and even installed a few charging lockers. Take advantage of the power options available to you but come prepared with any cables you might need.

4. Find time to just relax

24 hours is a long time to be at the Magic Kingdom. The energy and excitement of the park will drive you to keep going but once the sun goes down you will feel the drain. Take time for a sit down meal or find a shady spot to just relax. After experiencing the past two 24 hour events at Magic Kingdom, by the time 3am hits, most people are zombies.

5. Keep snacks with you

The short burst of energy from a quick snack will help keep you going through the day. By bringing in small snacks from home, you always have something available and save money by not purchasing them at the park.

6. Bring deodorant, baby wipes, a tooth brush

After hours in the Florida sun, its refreshing to be able to clean up a bit without leaving the park.

7. Plan your day around the sun

Noon to around 4pm is the hottest part of the day in Central Florida. Bring sunscreen and try to avoid standing out in the sun in the afternoon. The sun is hot here and you will get burned. Plan your meals or FastPasses around this time of day and hit the indoor attractions.

8. Bring a small fan if you’re bringing kids

Children get cranking when they’re overheated so having a small battery powered fan will help. Disney sells water bottles with fans attached but small fans can be found cheaper at local stores like Target or Wal-Mart.

9. Be on Main Street USA early on Saturday morning

When the 24 hours end, there’s a rush of people heading for the monorail. Be near the front of the park when 6am rolls around to make it out quickly. The monorail and ferry lines get backed up with everyone leaving at once.

10. Don’t let the crowds get to you

You will have a mix of vacationing tourists, locals and Memorial Day travelers all trying to get in as much fun as they can. Things will get crowded so be prepared to take your time getting around.