The Most Magical Place on Earth!

 February 2012                                         

Issue 40        

                                             Spend Valentine’s Day at Disney

Surprise your loved one with a spa treatment, or better yet,
    schedule a couple’s massage
 
Dine at the California Grill and watch the Magic Kingdom
 fireworks from the observation deck
 
Stroll along the beach of the Polynesian and
watch Wishes
Order flowers, champagne, or a unique Disney
keepsake thru the Disney Florist
Walk over to the Wedding Pavilion at the Grand Floridian
     and reminisce about your own wedding (or planned wedding if the
 case may be)
It’s always twilight when you dine at the San Angel Inn  at Epcot’s
 Mexico Pavilion.
 
Watch the cheesy horror movie clips while dining “under the
     stars” at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre
Relax in the outdoor jacuzzi of your Deluxe Resort .
 
Experience a horse-drawn carriage ride
Get a souvenir photo of the two of you
 
Find a garden swing on the beach of the Grand Floridian or the
    Beach Club and sit and swing in the moonlight.
Splurge on a once-in-a-lifetime meal at Victoria & Albert’s.
 
Enjoy a specialty cruise and watch the fireworks at the MK or Illuminations
at Epcot.
 
Instead of using the buses or water ferry from Disney’s Hollywood Studios,
    walk along the water’s edge to the Boardwalk.
While at the Boardwalk, act like a kid again while playing carnival games.
    You may be lucky and win your sweetie a stuffed toy. You can rent a Surrey
Bike built for two to cap off your day.
 
Head to Animal Kingdom Lodge for a sumptuous dinner at Jiko and
    then watch the animals from the viewing areas. Better yet, stay at the resort
    in a room overlooking the Savannah

 

 

        Traditional Love Songs for Us
My Romance – Dinah Shore & Friends

They Can’t Take That Away from Me – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off – Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers
Because of You – Tony Bennett & KD Lang
Something Good – Bill Lee, Jukie Andrews, Maria and The Captain
Baby It’s Cold Outside – Jane Monheit & Stever Tyrell
All I Know of Love – Barbra Streisand w/ Josh Groban
Sincerely / Teach Me Tonight – Barry Manilow feat. Phyllis McGuire
I’ve got a Crush on You – Rod Stewart w/ Diana Ross
The Best is Yet to Come – Tony Bennet & Diana Krall
The Prayer – Charlotte Church & Josh Groban
Time to Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day at Wolfgang Puck Café            

Seafood lovers will get a taste of their favorites with Wolfgang Puck Café’s Seafood Lover’s Prix Fixe menu. For $70.00 per couple (excluding tax and gratuity) guests can profess their love over four-courses of the freshest seafood in Florida!

 

 

Valentine’s Weekend at Portobello 

Celebrate with the love of your life all weekend long at Portobello Restaurant! From Friday, February 12th to Sunday, February 14th, Portobello will be offering a Valentine’s Day menu for two, in addition to the regular menu of delicious Italian specialties.

 

 

Disney’s Table’s in Wonderland Program has two February events

Tables in Wonderland presents: Jiko Wine Dinner
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Thursday February 11, 2010 at 6:30pm

Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Chocolate Dinner
Atlantic Dance Hall at the Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
Sunday, February 14, 2010, 6:30pm – 8:30pm          

                       

FHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships

Feb 02, 2012 – Feb 04, 2012
                Silver Spurs Arena – Kissimmee          
      
SAA is proud to feature performances from over 250 squads to determine the best in each division of the 2012 FHSAA competitive Cheerleading Finals. An experienced panel of competitive cheerleading judges will score these displays of competitive spirit and athleticism to determine the 2012 State Champions. Come on out & enjoy two full days of competitive spirit, high-flying stunts, and energetic dance routines.Times
Thursday, Feb. 2 – 1 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 3 – 9 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 4 – 9 a.m.
Tickets (SOLD DAY OF EVENT ONLY at Silver Spurs Box Office – CASH ONLY):
$10 and kids under 3 years old are free!
 Parking – $5.00                                                      
  RE-ENTRY IS ALLOWED, BUT NEED HAND STAMP…ONLY SERVICE ANIMALS ALLOWED!

 

       

Trust in me, just in me
Shut your eyes and trust in me
You can sleep safe and sound
Knowing I am around

     

                                Osceola County Fair & Kissimmee  Valley  Livestock Show- FEB 10 – FEB 19

The bright lights of midway rides, the sounds of carnival games and the smell of funnel cake all mean the Osceola County Fair has returned! The ten-day event offers more than 80 rides, a fun-filled kiddieland and spectacular shows, along with educational, agricultural, horticultural and livestock exhibits. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Monday–Thursday; noon on Friday–Sunday.Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children 5 to 11 or seniors 60 and older.Parking is free.The night will be lit with midway rides and noise of carnivals games during the ten-day event.Osceola Heritage Park, 1911 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744                                                                                                                         

 

 

45th Annual Osceola Art Festival-February 11-12th  

This festival is a great opportunity to view and purchase fine arts of all media from local and visiting artists. Be dazzled by the vast array of colorful artwork available, from paintings to statues, pottery to photography.
 
Visit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1800 Denn John Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Parking and admission are free
 
                                                                                                                                

 

                                 February 11 – April 14th

Join the fun as the streets fill with beads, bands and a rocking parade at Universal Studios. Enjoy authentic cuisine and musicians, along with party bands and artists you’ll love to jam with. At 8 p.m. on event nights, the parade winds its way through the streets, offering dazzling floats, colorful costumes, towering stilt walkers, outrageous street performers and float riders tossing beads at the crowd. Concerts begin after parades.

Mardi Gras is included with park admission.

The streets fill with beads, bands and a rocking parade, celebrating Mardi Gras every Saturday and other select nights

                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

     SeaWorld’s Bands, Brew & BBQ-Weekends Feb. 11-March 4th  

2012’s Bands, Brew & BBQ will be twice as fun when the park hosts rockin’ concerts Saturdays AND Sundays this year, on Feb. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, and March 3-4. SeaWorld partners with favorite local restaurants to bring an even richer variety of BBQ and great grilled food. There’s a thirst-quenching beer garden featuring nearly 50 craft beers from around 20 different domestic and international breweries. And, of course, incredible concerts with top artists in classic rock and country music. Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with park admission.

 

Saturday, February 11: Foreigner

Sunday, February 12: Gary Allan

Saturday, February 18: Trace Adkins

Sunday, February 19: Kenny Rogers

Saturday, February 25: Doobie Brothers

Sunday, February 26: Ronnie Dunn

                                                                                                                                

 

When you wish upon a star

Makes no difference who you are

Anything your heart desires

Will come to you.

                                                                                                                              — Pinocchio

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Winefest-February 17 –19th   

Enjoy arts and crafts, live music on outdoor stage throughout the entire weekend. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase.

Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $2 donation

Live music on the grounds of the vineyards, plus delicious food and wine too!

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards

19239 US 27 North

Clermont, FL 34715

                                                                                                                                

 

Daytona 500 – February 26  

  The Daytona 500 opens the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, featuring more than 40 of the best stock car drivers in the world fighting for NASCAR’S most coveted win.

 Racing begins at 1 p.m.

 Admission: $65.00 – $189.00

Star-studded entertainment, the pageantry of the “The Great American Race” and the best stock car drivers in the world take center stage!

                                            Daytona International Speedway   

                                            1801 W. International Speedway Blvd.

                                            Daytona Beach, FL 32114

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                              

2012 NBA All-Star Game

Sunday, February 26, 2012
7:00pm EST
Amway Center

 

This February, the NBA is bringing one of the most entertaining sporting events to Orlando — NBA All-Star 2012. Returning for the first time since 1992, when Magic Johnson made his dramatic comeback on the court, NBA All-Star 2012 is a unique experience that celebrates the NBA’s greatest athletes

 

 

 

Kiss-Im-Mee 5k- February 11

Race Day Packet Pick Up during 6:15am-7:15am
Race starting at 7:30am
 
Admission: Spectator free, Participants $20.00 through February 4, $25.00 February 5-10, $30.00 day of race
 
Walk/run through Historic Downtown Kissimmee to raise money for the American Heart Association! You will run past beautiful historic homes, Lake Toho and old buildings, starting at Toho Square and all ending in Toho Square for a celebration party! There are prizes available for all age groups as well as the top male and female finishers and a special prize going out to the top Valentine’s Day Costume Runner!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.”

 – Winnie the Pooh   ºOº

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Renninger’s Antique Extravaganza

Renninger’s Antique Center, U.S. 441, Mount Dora, Florida

Third Weekend in February

 

Shop for treasures at the largest antique fair of its kind in the South! Renninger’s Antique Extravaganza features 1,400 dealers of antiques and collectibles spread over 117 acres of rolling countryside in beautiful Mount Dora. The Antique Extravaganza is also held during the third weekends of February and November. Admission is charged

                                                                                          Shop  Shop  Shop  Shop  Shop

 

 

 

 2012 Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend-February 24-26 

                                                                Fairytales do come true.  One mile at a time.

 Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend brings women of all ages together to participate in a magical event designed just for them. The Disney Princesses are the inspiration for the weekend’s events and will focus on the attributes every princess possesses: commitment, courage, determination, fantasy, perseverance, and strength.

 The event will take place at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida on February 24-26, 2012, and is set to celebrate the women who prove that anything is possible in life’s fairytale. 

 Registration is now open for 2012!

 Visit mydisneymarathon.com/Princess to watch video and see photos from last year’s event in the multimedia gallery!

  

Weekend events will include:

 Disney’s Princess Half Marathon – 95% Full

Disney Royal Family 5K – 86% Full

Disney Royal Family Kids’ Races – 93% Full

Disney’s Fit for a Princess Expo

 

Pasta in the Park Party – SOLD OUT

 

 

 

                                                                                                                             

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                                                        …and they lived happily ever after