It’s June!……….in the Disney Area

June 2012


Happy Father’s Day       


“Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” — Anne Geddes

“When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, ‘Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?’ He answered, ‘If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.'” — Jerry Lewis

“A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be.”— Unknown

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” — Charles Wadsworth

“Small boy’s definition of Father’s Day: It’s just like Mother’s Day only you don’t spend so much.” — Unknown

wishes all the Dads out there a Happy Happy Father’s Day!!!!!


Wine Quest
June 22-23, 2012

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes                                   

Wine Quest returns in 2012 to celebrate its 16th year as Central Florida’s favorite wine event series. Join Quest at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes to sample nearly 200 wines from around the world at the Grand Tasting & Auction, savor an urban chic five-course wine dinner at the Premier Dining Experience, and participate in exciting live and silent auctions – all to benefit Quest, Inc.

As Quest’s signature benefit event, support from Wine Quest helps transform the lives of thousands of individuals with disabilities, enabling them to become more independent and achieve their dreams. You can hop over to this website to learn more about loans.








June 22 – 24, 2012      
Harvest Festival

Annual event held at Lakeridge Winery includes arts & crafts, live music, wine, food and grape stomping.
More info: 1-800-768-9463
Admission charge of $2.00 goes to the Hospice Foundation.





The Sounds Like Summer concert series is held annually at Epcot’s America Gardens Theatre, featuring “tribute” bands that cover music by popular artists. Entrance to the concerts is free with paid admission to the park. The 2012 series (subject to change) runs from June 10 through July 28:

  • June 10 – June 17: Hotel California (Eagles tribute band) (pictured above)
  • June 18 – June 23: Mike Delguidice & Big Shot (The Ultimate Billy Joel Experience)
  • June 24 – June 30: Stayin’ Alive (tribute to the Bee Gees)
  • July 1 – July 7: Slippery When Wet (the ultimate Bon Jovi tribute)
  • July 10 – July 17: Police Experience (a tribute to the Police)
  • July 18 – July 21: Southbound and Company (tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • July 22 – July 28: 2U (U2 tribute band)

Show times are 5, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. nightly.






La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil and House of Blues

have partnered to offer “Dinner and a Show” Tuesdays through Saturdays from June 1 through June 30, 2012. Book Category 2 tickets for La Nouba with a dining experience at House of Blues at a 25% savings for 6 p.m. shows, Tuesday-Saturday during the month of June. With the Dinner and a Show package, you can dine either before or after Tuesday-Thursday shows or before Friday-Saturday shows. To book, call 407-WDW-SEAT.






Florida State Championships                     
JUN 01 – JUN 03

$5.00 admission
Teams play at various times.

An exciting baseball tournament that offers teams good competition as the teams qualify for the Triple Crown Nationals.

Triple Crown Sports
Various locations throughout Osceola County






Houston Astros Gulf Coast League Minor League Baseball            
JUN 18 – JUL 30


Date Team Time
6-18-12 GCL Cardinals 12:00pm
6-20-12 GCL Marlins 12:00pm
6-22-12 GCL Nationals 12:00pm
6-26-12 GCL Cardinals 12:00pm
6-28-12 GCL Marlins 12:00pm
6-30-12 GCL Nationals 12:00pm
7-2-12 GCL Marlins 12:00pm
7-4-12 GCL Cardinals 12:00pm
7-6-12 GCL Nationals 12:00pm
7-10-12 GCL Marlins 12:00pm
7-12-12 GCL Cardinals 12:00pm
7-14-12 GCL Nationals 12:00pm
7-16-12 GCL Cardinals 12:00pm
7-18-12 GCL Marlins 12:00pm
7-20-12 GCL Nationals 12:00pm
7-24-12 GCL Cardinals 12:00pm
7-26-12 GCL Marlins 12:00pm
7-28-12 GCL Nationals 12:00pm
7-30-12 GCL Marlins 12:00pm

Come see the exciting action when the players take the field. The Gulf Coast League (GCL) is made up of newly drafted high school players, young Caribbean-born players in the U. S. for the first time, and other minor-leaguers rehabbing from injuries. If you are looking for a list of their services online, check out here at

Osceola County Stadium

Osceola County Stadium
631 Heritage Way
Kissimmee, FL 34744









129th Silver Spurs Rodeo – JUN 01 – JUN 02


Catch pulse-elevating events including bull and bronc riding, steer wrestling, and barrel racing as razor-sharp reflexes and brainy brawn are tested atop the country’s top and most unpredictable livestock.

The largest sanctioned rodeo east of the Mississippi brings all of its bull riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, and barrel racing to the indoor Silver Spurs Arena, along with the crowd-pleasing rodeo clowns!

Admission: $15 for adults; children 10 and younger are free.

Rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Put on your cowboy hat and cheer on some of the rodeo’s top professional cowboys!

Silver Spurs Rodeo

Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park
1875 Silver Spur Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744







Kissimmee Sports Arena Rodeo – JUN 30         


For visitors looking for action, the monthly rodeos are sure to deliver! With bull and bronc riding, barrel racing, roping and more, you’ll see cowboys and cowgirls competing for bragging rights as they honor the traditions of the past.

Rodeo begins at 7 p.m.

Admission is $25 for adults; $10 for children 6 to 12; free for 5 and under.

Enjoy a modern day rodeo showcasing traditions of the past.

Kissimmee Sports Arena

1010 Suhls Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34741









Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ Continue through June 10th


Come face to face with your favorite Star Wars™ heroes and villains, test your knowledge of Star Wars trivia, or take flight in Star Tours-The Adventures Continue — the ultimate Star Wars thrill ride — during Star Wars Weekends at the Disney’s Hollywood Studios™. Plus, catch some of your favorite Star Wars celebrities as they appear every weekend for a series of exciting events.


Event included with theme park admission.

Come face to face with your favorite Star Wars heroes and villains during this exciting intergalactic extravaganza!

National Barrel Horse Association State Finals, JUN 12 – JUN 17


Admission: Free

Enjoy cowboys and cowgirls showing their talent as they barrel race at the Florida State Championship. The family can enjoy shopping for western furniture, clothing, jewelry and much more.
Silver Spurs Rodeo

Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park
1875 Silver Spur Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744








Drum Corps International Tour – JUN 23


Gates open at 6pm
Admission: $27.00 – $42.00Enjoy the Marching Music’s Major League as the Drum Corps International Tour marches through Orlando for this early-season.
DCI Orlando

Florida Citrus Bowl
1610 W. Church Street
Orlando, FL 32805







Temporary Ride & Attraction Closures and Refurbishments at WDW in June 2012


*Animal Kingdom: Affection Station at the Conservation Station area of Rafiki’s Planet Watch will be closed May 3 – June 8, 2012.

*Epcot: “Honey, I Shrunk the Audience” 3-D movie closed in 2010 and. Captain EO (an older Disney 3-D movie featuring Michael Jackson) will be shown until further      notice.

*Epcot: Test Track. Closed April 16 – Fall 2012.

*Magic Kingdom: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin – Closed June 27 – 29, 2012

*Magic Kingdom: Pooh’s Playful Spot, Ariel’s Grotto, and Scuttle’s Landing have closed to make room for the Fantasyland expansion. Magic Kingdom: Mickey’s Toontown Fair closed on February 11, 2011. A new area is being constructed in this space. The Walt Disney Railroad will continue to run but the Toontown station will be closed during construction. Snow White’s Scary Adventures is closed as of June 1, 2012.

*The Disney Princess, Mickey Mouse, and Minnie Mouse Meet-and-Greets are now offered at the new Town Square Theater. FASTPASS tickets available. TinkerBell & Friends are currently meeting guests at Tinker Bell’s Magical Nook in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom.

*Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course – Closed May 29 – June 4, 2012

*Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course – Closed June 6 – 10, 2012

*Disney’s Osprey Ridge Golf Course – Closed June 11 – 17, 2012

*Disney’s Palm Golf Course – Closed June 18 – 24, 2012

*Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. Lobby/Atrium refurbishment – April 9 – June 10, 2012

*Disney’s Magical Express (Airport Shuttle Service) – New luggage procedure for late night arrivals. Luggage service will no longer be available for arrivals to Orlando International Airport after 10:00PM. Collect your luggage at baggage claim and take with you to the Disney’s Magical Express check-in desk



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