Disney Eat To The Beat LineupEat to the Beat Lineup for 21st Epcot International Food & Wine FestivalYour Guests can savor nightly performances of the Eat to the Beat Concert Series when the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival returns to Walt Disney World® Resort Sept 14-Nov. 14, 2016.Eight new acts join the lineup, including Wang Chung, BoDeans, Plain White T's, Jeffrey Osborne, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Living Colour, Soul Asylum and Delta Rae.Here’s a look at the full schedule:(Subject to change. Songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list)· Sept. 14-15 – Wang Chung NEW! “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”· Sept. 16-18 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”· Sept. 19-20 – Air Supply “All Out of Love”· Sept. 21-23 – BoDeans NEW! “Closer to Free”· Sept. 24-25 – Fuel “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”· Sept. 26-28 – Sugar Ray “Fly”· Sept. 29-30 – Los Lobos “La Bamba”· Oct. 1-2 – David Cook “Light On”· Oct. 3-4 – Wilson Phillips “Hold On”· Oct. 5-6 – Blues Traveler “Run-Around”· Oct. 7-9 – Plain White T’s NEW! “Hey There Delilah”· Oct. 10-11 – 38 Special “Hold On Loosely”· Oct. 12-13 – Jeffrey Osborne NEW! “On the Wings of Love”· Oct. 14-16 – Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now”· Oct. 17-19 – Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx “Lady”· Oct. 20-21 – Christopher Cross “Sailing”· Oct. 22-23 – Toad The Wet Sprocket NEW! “Walk on the Ocean”· Oct. 24-25 – Chaka Khan “I Feel for You”· Oct. 26-27 – Billy Ocean “Caribbean Queen”· Oct. 28-29 – Living Colour NEW! “Cult of Personality”· Oct. 30-Nov. 1 – Hanson “Get the Girl Back”· Nov. 2-3 – Soul Asylum NEW! “Runaway Train”· Nov. 4-6 – Delta Rae NEW! “Bottom of the River”· Nov. 7-9 – Boyz II Men “Motownphilly”· Nov. 10-11 – Sister Hazel “All For You”· Nov. 12-14 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”Performances are 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. daily at America Gardens Theatre, and are included in Epcot admission.
Disney Candlelight 2016 Processional Packages
2016 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages Now Available
It's never too early for some holiday cheer! And today, we're excited to announce that dining packages for 2016 Candlelight Processional are now on sale.
As a part of Holidays Around the World at Epcot®, this favorite Walt Disney World® Resort holiday tradition presents the story of Christmas in truly spectacular fashion – with a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir.
Celebrity narrators this year include some returning favorites like contemporary Christian music singer Steven Curtis Chapman, actors Whoopi Goldberg and Neil Patrick Harris and newcomers like legendary baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr. Here’s the list of confirmations we have so far:*
· 11/25-27 – Steven Curtis Chapman
· 11/28-12/1 – Neil Patrick Harris
· 12/2-12/3 – Whoopi Goldberg
· 12/4-12/12 – TBA
· 12/13-12/15 – Meredith Vieira
· 12/16-12/18 – TBA
· 12/19-12/21 – Joe Morton
· 12/22-12/27 – TBA
· 12/28-12/30 – Cal Ripken, Jr.
The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the American Gardens Theatre. These packages, available on select nights, include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.
This year, in addition to lunch and dinner packages, breakfast options are available at some favorite Epcot® restaurants like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and Garden Grill. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.
Candlelight Dining Packages for breakfast start at $27 plus tax per person for adults and $14 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9. Candlelight Dining Packages for lunch and dinner start at $47 plus tax per person for adults and $20 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
‘Holidays Around the World’ is an extravaganza of holiday entertainment, merchandise, food, beverages and festivities where guests can celebrate at Epcot® throughout the holiday season. Time-honored traditions come alive through the sights and sounds of the countries of World Showcase; and live musical performances enliven the park throughout the day.
Guests can book a Candlelight Processional dining package by calling 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) or visit Disneyworld.com/dine.
Holidays Around the World, including the Candlelight Processional, run November 25 – December 30, 2016 at Epcot®. Stay tuned to Disney Travel News for the latest updates.
*Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Theme park admission is required. There is no 5 p.m. show on 12/4.
Disney Mickey's Not- So- Scary- Halloween Party
Reminder: Book Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tickets for Your Guests
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns to Magic Kingdom® at Walt Disney World® Resort for 29 select nights of spooktacular fun beginning Sept. 2, 2016. This popular fall special-ticket event features encore performances of last year’s new hit show “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular.”
Guests can enjoy tons of Halloween fun as they trick-or-treat throughout the park, meet their favorite Disney Characters and enjoy the boo-tiful festive décor.
And it wouldn’t be Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party without “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade” and the “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks.
Tickets are available for select dates in September and October, including Halloween night! Here’s a full list of this year’s dates:
Sept. 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, 30, Oct. 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30 and 31.
Guests can book today! Advance ticket prices start at $72 for adults and $67 for children (3-9). Tickets are non-commissionable.
Video: New Episode of "Inside Disney Parks - It's Christmas in July"
This post is part of an ongoing series highlighting the “Inside Disney Parks” newscast from the Disney Parks Blog team. Each “Inside Disney Parks” episode showcases the latest news and top stories. The team travels the globe every month, to all of our world-class Disney destinations, for an official insider’s look at what’s happening.
In this episode of “Inside Disney Parks,” get a behind-the-scenes look at Holiday Services and some of the newest décor coming to Walt Disney World® Resort this holiday season! And, hear from Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless, the creator of one of the newest restaurants at Disney Springs™, Frontera Cocina. Check it all out in this video!
VIDEO: A Look Inside Frozen Even After at Epcot
Frozen Ever After, the first Disney Parks attraction inspired by the film “Frozen,” recently opened its doors at Epcot® at Walt Disney World® Resort.
Located in the Norway pavilion at Epcot, this new attraction takes Guests on an adventurous journey through the kingdom of Arendelle. They visit the “Summer Snow Day” Celebration where Queen Elsa uses her magical powers to create a beautiful “winter-in-summer” day for the kingdom. Next, Guests pass Troll Valley on their way up the icy North Mountain to Queen Elsa’s Ice Palace before their return trip to the Bay of Arendelle.
Bookings Begin July 21 for Premium Events for Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
While there are plenty of events included with Epcot® admission for the 21st Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, this year’s “premium events” include some don’t-miss options.
Falcon's Fire Golf Club
Falcon’s Fire Golf Club is recognized both regionally and nationally as one of the finest public golf courses in Orlando. A Rees Jones designed championship golf course and spacious clubhouse offer guests a spectacular venue for any occasion. From an immaculate golf course, to the exquisite dining at the Falcon’s Nest Restaurant, to the latest technology, equipment, and apparel at the award-winning Golf Shop, Falcon’s Fire Golf Club is a premier Florida golf destination, conveniently located just steps from The Blue Heron Beach Resort.
Save the hassle and expense of traveling with your own clubs by renting one of our sets for roughly the same cost! Falcon’s Fire is considered a top Kissimmee public golf course and we offer our guests rental clubs if they want to play golf and did not bring their own sets.
Available in: Right Hand, Left Hand, Ladies and Juniors.
Men’s sets are available with either Regular or Stiff flex shafts.
Click on this link for their special offer and they will give you complimentary transportation to and from the resort.
All Star TravelAll Star Travel Services, Inc.When you use AST's online booking system, your vehicle is confirmed with one of our major car suppliers. Upon confirmation, you receive an email that has your prepaid car rental voucher, which contains all of the information you will need to pick up the vehicle (if you do not receive this email be sure to check your spam folder, as sometimes it maybe filtered). You then will pick up the car from the car supplier listed on your voucher. We have had customers contact us looking for All Star Travel, but then realize that it is actually printed on their voucher as Dollar, Alamo, Hertz, or some other brand.All Star Travel is chosen by more and more travelers each year because of our ability to also provide the ultimate option – The AST Safeguard Plus. Choose this option when booking your next rental car to avoid paying a cancellation fee in the event that your travel plans should change. We’ll also cover part of your deductible in the unfortunate event of an accident or minor incidents such as windshield or tire damage.
Book and Game Library & Movie Rentals
Rainy day? No worries! Blue Heron offers an extensive library of books and games that you’re welcome to borrow. In the mood for a movie? Great; we’ve got loads of recent hits for you to rent. At Blue Heron, even the rainy days are fun!
What’s a resort without pools? We have three of them! You’ll find a large, heated pool between Tower I and the docks overlooking the lake. This pool has two lap lanes and is heated during the winter months. Next to that is a smaller kiddie pool, where the depth doesn’t exceed two feet. If a Jacuzzi is more your style, we’ve got one: it’s heated to 102 degrees. We’re not done yet! There’s also a smaller, 78-degree pool between Tower II and Lake Bryan. The pool hours are 8:30AM until 11:00PM daily.
Emergency at work? No problem. Step into our air-conditioned Business Center, where you’ll find Internet-equipped workstations and access to a printer and a fax machine.
Wi-Fi Internet included in the Resort Fee
The Blue Heron Beach Resort offers high-speed wireless Internet access in all rooms, suites and social areas. So whether you’re working, checking status updates or answering emails, we’ve got you covered.
Shuttle Service Included In The Resort Fee
Many of our guests come to Orlando to visit the theme parks, and Blue Heron Beach Resort makes it easier for you. We will provide a complimentary shuttle service right to the Epcot Ticket and Transportation Center as well as SeaWorld. You can also catch a shuttle to Universal; it costs $12/person per round trip and is paid directly to the shuttle company. Just a note: small umbrella strollers fit on the buses, but wheelchairs do not. Inquire at our front desk for shuttle departure times and make your reservations by 10 pm the night before you’d like to go. Don’t forget to pick up your voucher at the concierge desk! You’ll need it to board the shuttle.
Epcot : 8:20AM- 10:50 AM
Sea World: 9:30AM-11:05AM-12:00PM
Sea World: 5:30PM-6:30PM
*Universal is not complimentary and the R/T charge is $12.00 per person payable upon booking*
All Drop Offs and Pick Ups are at:
Epcot- Lane #42
Sea World- Taxi Stand
Shuttle service is included with your resort fee. Reservations are required the night before at 10PM. Resort management is not repsonsible for any missed shuttles and guests will not be reimbursed for any transporation charges resulting from a missed shuttle. If you miss your shuttle please call 407-462-9208 to arrange a private pik-up at your own expense. Pets, food and beverage are not permitted. Luggage is not allowed on board. Return times and lanes may vary slighly, please confirm with your driver. Please be at the pick-up area at least 15 minutes before departure. All scheduled times are based on normal traffic and weather conditions. The shuttle may run 10 to 15 minutes behing schedule. The shuttle will not leave ahead of schedule. Shuttle will return only for those guests who originate or depart with the shuttle from the hotel and sign up for return reservation on the hotel's log.
Watersports Available Through Lake Buena Vista Watersports
Buena Vista Watersports, located just a few hundred yards down the Lake Bryan shoreline, offers our guests access to jet skis and ski boats with wakeboards, kneeboards and tubes. Looking for a water sport that’s a little more relaxing? They’re happy to take your family for a quiet sunset cruise on a pontoon boat. Rental boats and skis are delivered right to our private dock! For more information and rates call 407-239-6939 or visit their website at www.bvwatersports.com. Fishing is permitted from a designated area from 6AM-9AM.
Recreational Freshwater Fishing Licenses and Fees.
If you want to fish around here, you need a license. You can get a Florida fishing license locally at Walmart or online, and it will be valid for 12 months from the date of purchase or an alternate starting date.
Miniature Golf Adjacent To The Hotel
In the mood for a little miniature golf? The Hawaiian Rumble miniature golf course is adjacent to the hotel. They offer the guests at the Blue Heron discount coupons. Be sure to ask at the front desk before heading out!
Two Fitness Centers
If all the excesses of vacation finally get to be too much, we’ve got a fitness center on the ground floor of each of our two towers. All you need is your room key! Come on by and check out the multiple treadmills, elliptical machine, universal gym and flat-screen TV. Working off dessert has never been so easy! The fitness centers are open 6:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.