Tuesday, November 22, 2016

GIVEAWAY!! The Princess Papers and Supersize Orlando

 Contest is now closed. Winner is Chris Benton. Thank you to all who entered!

After a whirlwind week at IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) Expo, we have lots of news to share about new technologies and more coming to the Orlando area and around the world! To thank all of our friends who support us, we are giving away a little bit of IAAPA swag!


GIVEAWAY!! IAAPA TOTE BAG AND EXPO MAP
Extra little Disney Surprise will be added!
Official 2016 IAAPA Tote along with a massive Expo map that shows the NINE MILES of expo booths (list of exhibitors on the back) will be sent to ONE of our followers on December 1st!

TO ENTER:
1. You MUST SUBSCRIBE to The Princess Papers (box on the right)

2. You MUST LIKE (click the names for the links):
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AND
*Travel Planner Mary Morales on Facebook and/or Mary on Twitter
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*Supersize Orlando on Facebook and/or SupersizeOrlando on Twitter

3. Comment BELOW That you want to ENTER!!

One winner will be Announced on The Princess Papers on December 1st! Decision will be final!

Thank you for subscribing and following!

*Learn more about IAAPA here: http://www.iaapa.org/about-iaapa 

Monday, November 21, 2016

A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Schulz Family ICE! at Gaylord Palms and MORE!


Christmas at Gaylord Palms proves to be more lavish this year than ever. It's a MUST-DO for the season and an event worth adding to the list of family traditions.
Events include ICE! featuring a Charlie Brown Christmas including an ICE SLIDE, Cirque Dreams UnWrapped stage show, Alpine Rush Snow Tubing in REAL SNOW, A Christmas Wish light show, Photos with Santa, The Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, Mrs. Claus Christmas Traditions and Story Time Sing-a-long.
For Tickets, Show Times, and Additional Information Call 1-407-586-4423 or Visit Christmas at Gaylord Palms Website
For more photos and videos of Christmas at Gaylord Palms check-out The Princess Papers on Facebook and Twitter!



EVENTS
The Son of Charles Schulz in Attendance
ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas- Walk-through holiday attraction depicting the story of A Charlie Brown Christmas. TWO MILLION pounds of ice sculptures and 4 ice slides! The attraction is kept at a chilly 9 DEGREES!!! Parkas are provided with admission. Also included is The Frostbite Factory-a live artist ice carving zone.  Location: Alpine Village Cost: Advance Purchase Pricing $28.99 Adults/$26.99 Seniors (ages 55+)/$14.99 Children (ages 4-12)/ Ages 3 and under FREE with paying Adult.
Florida Residents save $4 on Advanced Tickets Promo Code: FLR16

Alpine Rush Snow Tubing and ICE! Combo Tickets Cost:Advance Purchase Pricing $45.99 Adults/$43.99 Seniors/$29.99 Children (4-12)/$19.99 (3 and under).



SPECIAL PACKAGES:
Chill Pass- go straight to the front of the line. Includes priority access plus 1 cup cocoa.
Cost: $9.99 add-on

Freezin' Season Pass ICE! Only- Unlimited Admission plus front of line access.
Cost: $55.99 Adult/$35.99 Child
$90.99 Adult including parking

Play All Day GOLD Pass- One time entry to ICE!, Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, Alpine Rush Snow Tubing, Santa's Snow Throw.
Cost: $51.99 Adults/ $41.99 Children (4-12)

Play All Day PLATINUM Pass- Includes everything in the GOLD Pass plus Gingerbread Decorating Corner (one cookie with option to upgrade) and Chill Pass.
Cost: $74.99 Adults/$64.99 Children (4-12)

On the Blocks ICE! Bar- Bar inside ICE! Adults 21+ enjoy 3 select beverage samplings inside this unique VIP experience.
Cost: $15.95 Adults only

A Christmas Wish Light Show- 6-minute light show including Christmas music and a 60-foot, LED-lit Christmas tree. Location: St. Augustine Atrium Cost:FREE!


Cirque Dreams UnWrapped Stage Show- Broadway director and Cirque Dreams Founder, Neil Goldberg, brings a 25-minute show of theatrics, acrobatics, costuming, and imagination to life in this beautiful holiday show. Acts will be rotating throughout the season creating a different experience each night. Location: St. Augustine Atrium Cost:FREE! seats on a first come, first serve basis. 
VIP Seating: Evening $17.99 Adult/$12.99 Children; Matinee $14.99 Adult/$10.99 Children.


 
 
Photos with Santa- Location: Alpine Village Cost: Packages start at $34.99 (no sitting fee). 

The Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt- Search for the Elf all around the resort and redeem clue booklet for a special prize. Cost: $9.99

 
Mrs. Claus Christmas Traditions and Story Time Sing-a-Long- 30 minute show including story, songs, milk and cookies. Location: Alpine Village Cost: $14.99
  



 
ADDITIONAL COST: Gaylord Palms Parking Fee $20.00/per car.

*ICE! and Alpine Village are handicapped accessible. However, the slides and tubing require climbing stairs. A Christmas Wish and Cirque Dreams UnWrapped Stage Show are handicapped accessible. However, the VIP seating area appeared to require climbing stairs. Call for confirmation.

*ICE! walk-through requires considerable standing and walking. No seating is available once inside. Alpine Village provides very minimal seating areas.

*Parkas fit up to approximately size 3x/4x. If you require a larger size, please bring your own coat.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Free Central Florida Vacation from Westgate Resorts for Military!

Westgate Resorts to give away 1,000 free Orlando vacations
to military families on Veteran’s Day
Westgate Resorts will dedicate an exclusive weekend in May at
Westgate Town Center in Central Florida to honor U.S. military who have recently served in combat and Gold Star families

Orlando, Fla. – For the sixth year, Westgate Resorts and CEO David Siegel are continuing the company tradition of honoring our U.S. military personnel and their families by giving away 1,000 free vacations on Veteran’s Day. For the first time, the complimentary vacations will be part of an exclusive weekend-long celebration at Westgate Town Center in Central Florida from May 5-7, 2017. The free vacations are specifically for current active duty military personnel who have served in combat and their families, as well as Gold Star families. Eligible candidates can register at www.WestgateSalutes.com starting at 9 a.m. EST on Nov. 11.  

All eligible military personnel and families will receive complimentary accommodations in a spacious villa, access to special activities and events including live entertainment, a pair of passes to Westgate Town Center’s Shipwreck Island, the resort’s exclusive on-site waterpark, as well as access to resources that support veterans, all free of charge.

“We owe so much to our U.S. military and their families. Our desire is to give those active military personnel who have served in combat a chance to spend some quality time with their loved ones,” said Siegel. “Dedicating a special weekend to these men and women who have served on the front lines allows us to really go all out and give them and their families the special attention and recognition they deserve.”

Beginning November 11 at 9 a.m. EST, the first 1,000 eligible service members who complete the online military appreciation form at www.WestgateSalutes.com and place a fully refundable $75 deposit will receive a complimentary three-day, two-night vacation for up to four people at Westgate Town Center May 5-7, 2017.

With the addition of this year’s families, Westgate has honored our nation’s heroes with more than 23,000 free room nights for military families over the past six years.

In addition to the 1,000 complimentary vacations, Westgate Resorts will offer a special 25 percent savings on Veteran’s Day for rooms across their entire portfolio of 28 properties for all U.S. military veterans. For more information, visit www.WestgateSalutes.com.