Disney will Build Nature-Inspired Mixed-Use Resort on Bay Lake

 

new nature-inspired, mixed-use Disney resort will welcome families in 2022 along the picturesque shoreline of Bay Lake. Located between Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, this resort project joins three others underway at Walt Disney World Resort, bringing a total of more than 1,700 new hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas online over the next four years.
The deluxe resort, which will be themed to complement its natural surroundings, will include more than 900 hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas spread across a variety of unique accommodation types.
“Walt Disney World is in the midst of our most significant expansion in the last two decades and the combined 1,700 new hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas we are building at four different resorts will create thousands of new construction and permanent jobs and will drive economic opportunity and incremental revenue for Central Florida,” said George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort. “We continue to add new attractions, new lands – and these beautiful accommodations will be right in the heart of all that magic.”
The soon-to-be named resort is slated to be Disney’s 16th Disney Vacation Club property and it will continue to build on the value and flexibility of a Disney Vacation Club membership.

Kings Dominion’s National Roller Coaster Day Weekend

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

My youngest daughter Kaiyana (Aya) and I love summer road trips no matter the distance. Whether we are visiting family in South Jersey or headed to Virginia Beach for the waves, the one-on-one time together is always exciting. So, to all our Fit Fathers please make sure to hit the road to escort your kids to their favorite destinations before time is up and “back to school” anxieties kick in. It’s always ideal for the creation of intimate memories. For us the target was Kings Dominion in Doswell, VA this past weekend for the roller coaster experience including the speedy Intimidator 305.

Aya and I were coming from Silver Spring, MD which is about 2 hours down 95 South. However, Kings Dominion is just 15 minutes from Richmond, VA for the lucky ones. Our ride of choice to warp us there — a Hichroma Red 2018 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD V6 loaned to Fit Fathers for such purposes — was perfect in alleviating time concerns due to quick acceleration and racer like agility. Aya kept telling me to stop acting like I was operating a roller coaster since the power from the Twin Turbo 365-horsepower V6 was so addictive. I told her not to worry because we were blessed with Brembo brakes for immediate stopping power. “Brembo” she asked?

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Jungle Jack Hanna Returns To Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

 Join “Jungle Jack” Hanna at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on May 27 and May 28 for wild animal shows, autograph signings, special meet-and-greets, and more! The internationally-known animal expert will share animal facts and his travel tales during animal shows in Stanleyville Theater at 12, 2 and 4 p.m.  All shows are included with any annual pass, Fun Card or paid admission.

NEW! Jack Hanna Brunch
Sunday, May 28, 10 a.m.
Enjoy a delicious meal sure to satisfy all ages while making unforgettable memories with a special meet and greet with “Jungle Jack” Hanna. Each brunch reservation also includes priority seating to the Jack Hanna show at 12 p.m. located at the Stanleyville Theater. The brunch is $36 for adults and $18 for children (ages 3-9), infants are free and discounts are available for Pass Members.

 Jack Hanna VIP Experience
Meet “Jungle Jack” Hanna himself and get up-close to some of his favorite animal ambassadors. This exclusive VIP experience includes a private meet-and-greet, commemorative photo, a personalized autograph and reserved seating for the Jack Hanna show. The Jack Hanna VIP Experience is $29.99 per person, with Pass Member discounts available.

Serengeti Night Safari featuring Jack Hanna
Saturday, May 27, 8:30 p.m.

Join wildlife extraordinaire, Jack Hanna, on a moonlit adventure during a Serengeti night Safari. The 2.5-hour experience includes an up-close look at the nocturnal behaviors of hippos, lions and hyenas. It continues with a guided safari expedition across Busch Gardens’ 65-acre Serengeti Plain to view exotic African animals. Finish the night as you gather around a roaring fire, where “Jungle Jack” himself will share tales of his real-life African adventures. This experience is $119 per person with Pass Member discounts available.

Jack Hanna Family of Fun Sleepover
Saturday, May 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Guests will spend the night at Busch Gardens in one of the park’s secure on-site venues and enjoy a night of family fun, interactive activities and an animal adventure hosted by Jack Hanna. Dinner, a continental breakfast and commemorative gifts are also included. The sleepover is designed for families with children in grade 3 or higher; the cost is $78 per person, with discounts available for Pass Members. Busch Gardens admission is not required or included. Registration is required.

Hanna’s hands-on approach has won him widespread acclaim as a conservationist, author, television personality and lifelong adventurer. He is best known as the star of the Emmy®Award-winning television series “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild,” where audiences are invited to join him on expeditions around the globe.

 

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INFINITI Hoops Experience at the 2018 NCAA Final Four Weekend in San Antonio

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

The epic weekend began when I Landed to San Antonio, TX to immaculately warm weather and the pompous and striking 2018 INFINITI QX80 full-size luxury SUV which escorted me in style to the famed Alamodome for the hoops excitement and action. By now you know that the Villanova Wildcats manhandled the Kansas Jayhawks and the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers fell to the Michigan Wolverines after a 20-point swing in the second half. However, we can’t forget about our Hardwood Heroes, two teams of cancer survivors, who competed against one another to increase cancer awareness amongst the basketball community. [Read more…]

SPEND A NIGHT IN THE LEGO HOUSE

Airbnb and LEGO House unveiled  their most BRICKtastic overnight experience to date. For one night, the newly opened LEGO House in Billund, Denmark will become one family’s private playground. Aspiring master builders, young and old, are asked to put their imagination to the test and describe one thing they would build together with their family if they had an infinite supply of LEGO bricks to enter for a chance to win a night in the LEGO House. [Read more…]

Autobahn Indoor Speedway and Events: Race Ready Fun For the Kids

Experienced by Leon L. Brittain

Looking for an exciting karting encounter to feed your need for speed? Well, look no further than your neighborhood Autobahn Indoor Speedway and Events. With one session you will quickly discover the disparity between Autobahn and other go-kart facilities such as the professionally designed grand prix tracks with Formula 1 inspired and state-of-the-art karts. But, don’t let this caliber of amenities intimidate you since drivers of all levels from novice to professional are welcome. I had the pleasure of participating firsthand on both levels and was not disappointed. [Read more…]

Couples in Cabo: Experience The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Pristine beaches, immaculate summer sunshine, luxurious resort accommodations and carefree schedules to enjoy “freedom of expressions” are what we all desire during hard-earned workweeks. So take my lead and connect with couples that enjoy similar passions on the road and head to the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula for relaxation, exploration, mesmerizing ambiance and energizing entertainment. What are you contemplating? The capes patiently await your arrival. [Read more…]

Disney Wine & Dine 10K presented by MISFIT

 

Join the celebration and prepare to feast on an exciting menu of races during the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend presented by MISFI. This year, we are serving up a new 5K recipe, the Disney Fall Feast 5K, in addition to the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon, Disney Wine & Dine 10K, Disney Two Course Challenge and runDisney Kids Races. Plus, there’ll be plenty of surprises, Disney entertainment, and an exclusive Post-Race Party for runners and their guests.

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2017 Metris Passenger Van: Holiday Weekend Special

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

It’s amazing how everyone was laughing at me when I pulled up in a Grey Metallic passenger van with smaller 20-spoke 17” light alloy wheels in Hankook Ventura S1s like a middle school bus driver. Yet, the joke was on them because the extended 4th of July Weekend presented various scenes of jubilation and the need to transport “Mobb Deep” crews around from birthday parties to shopping outings. So at the end of the week I was the savior along with my starship cruiser from Mercedes-Benz known as the Metris. [Read more…]

Star Wars Day at Sea Returns to Disney Cruise Line

In 2018, the epic day at sea returns to Disney Cruise Line with 15 special Disney Fantasy sailings to the Caribbean from January through April. Star Wars Day at Sea transports guests to a galaxy far, far away to celebrate the legendary adventures and iconic characters from the Star Wars saga with Jedi, Wookiees, droids, Stormtroopers and others during the special day-long celebration. [Read more…]