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New Taste of the Magic Kingdom VIP tour

Walt Disney World says food is an essential part of the vacation experience and we totally agree. From churros to Dole Whip or caramel corn to cupcakes, discovering new treats and re-encountering favorite tastes is a ritual for many a Disney theme park guest. A… Read More »New Taste of the Magic Kingdom VIP tour

Disneyland now offering backstage culinary arts educational tour for students

Attention future chefs and foodies. The Disney Youth programs put an educational spin on a trip to Disney’s most popular theme park destinations. This gives classes and student groups the opportunity to learn from one of the leaders in the hospitality and entertainment industry. A… Read More »Disneyland now offering backstage culinary arts educational tour for students

Captain Mickey Mouse on Disney Cruise Line

Beyond the Parks: The Crossroads of Disney Travel

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If your family is anything like mine, and it probably isn’t, but just go with me here, then your children may have reached an age where ideas around travel are changing. That is, the family vacation is no longer dependent upon so many theme parks… Read More »Beyond the Parks: The Crossroads of Disney Travel

Disney’s Aladdin musical to begin national tour in 2017

Aladdin the Musical has been a huge success since opening on Broadway in 2014. Beyond Broadway, productions are also running in Germany and Tokyo. Plus there have been productions planned for London and Australia. Disney Theatrical just announced that the United States is getting a… Read More »Disney’s Aladdin musical to begin national tour in 2017

The Marvel Experience Abruptly Cancels Tour

The Marvel Experience, a traveling interactive ride has announced it is cutting the tour short after it completes a three week run in Philadelphia. The tour was a 3D 360-degree full-dome projection theater motion ride that allowed guests to join with Marvel Superheroes as they… Read More »The Marvel Experience Abruptly Cancels Tour

Disneyland Horticulture and Garden Tour

Back in the day when I used to haunt the original Disneyland park in Anaheim, I looked to take whatever walking tour Guest Relations would offer. If there was no new tour on the horizon, there was often an unofficial tour to enjoy too. One… Read More »Disneyland Horticulture and Garden Tour

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Be Our Guest Restaurant – Imagineer Video Tour

I posted my tour of Be Our Guest restaurant yesterday, and now Walt Disney Imagineers have released their video tour of the beautiful dining facility. We also get a few of our first glimpses of the mysterious West Wing. If you found that beautiful, you… Read More »Be Our Guest Restaurant – Imagineer Video Tour

KSC Tour Now Has Rare Access to Nasa’s Historic Launch Control Center

For the first time in over 30 years, NASA is permitting Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests to tour the Launch Control Center – where NASA directors and engineers supervised all of the 152 launches for the space shuttle and Apollo programs. Anyone who has ever dreamed of being an astronaut or felt hope upon seeing a rocket launch should add this unique opportunity to their schedule when visiting Central Florida.

The KSC Up-Close: Launch Control Center (LCC) Tour, the second in Kennedy Space Center’s special 50th anniversary series of rare-access tours, takes visitors inside Firing Room 4, one of the LCC’s four firing rooms and the one from which all 21 space shuttle launches since 2006 were controlled.

Giant Mural inside LCC Lobby

Inside Firing Room 4, visitors pass by the computer consoles at which engineers monitored the computerized launch control system’s thousands of system checks every minute leading up to launch. They’ll see the main launch countdown clock and many large video monitors on the walls, and enter the “bubble room,” with its wall of interior windows through which the Kennedy Space Center management team viewed all of the proceedings below.

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