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Celebrating My Birthday at Disney

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Celebrating My Birthday at Disney

Amy Baranek
8.20.19

When planning our recent Disney vacation, it just happened that the best time for us to travel and enjoy lower crowds fell during my birthday. It wasn’t intentionally done, but I was happy to be able to celebrate in my favorite place!

As moms, I know we tend to make vacations all about our kids and other family members-what they most want to do and see. My 12-year-old son was insistent that my birthday be all about me.
“Even if I choose a princess meal?”
“Even if all we do is see princesses and eat food I don’t really like, I promise I won’t complain.”

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So, I started to plan my perfect Disney day. As my plans unfolded, I kept verifying with my family that they were ok with everything and the answer was always the same, “It is your day, we will do whatever you wish.”   I started to get more excited as the planning got more ‘real’, first with dining reservations and then with FastPasses.

On the big day, I rocked my Minnie dress and ears and headed to Magic Kingdom. The plan was to meet some characters that would normally be met with complaints from my children. On the way in, we stopped to enjoy the Dapper Dans and Citizens of Main Street and then we headed to meet Fairy Godmother-one of my favorite characters. She was so gracious, being sure to get extra photos and take extra time with me since it was my birthday. After Fairy Godmother, we met Anastasia and Drizella, whose crazy antics and banter always make for a fun meet; best of all, there were still no complaints from my kids! We headed over to meet Gaston, who asked if I had a chance to enjoy the town tradition of celebrating a birthday-which of course, is meeting him! There was still a little time before our lunch reservation, so we headed to the Big Top souvenirs where I did a little birthday shopping and browsed all the yummy snacks. I even got gifted a birthday slushie from a wonderful Cast Member!

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It was now time for our lunch reservation at Cinderella’s Royal Table. That’s right, if I have the green light from my group of boys to eat where I want, we are eating with princesses! I had my picture taken with all the princesses as they came by, sometimes my family jumped in the picture and other times it was just me. We all received celebratory wands and swords, as well as wishing stars. When dessert came out, my dad had ordered a special dessert fit for a princess that included a white chocolate version of Cinderella’s slipper. It was almost too beautiful to eat! (I said almost-it was delicious!)

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After lunch, it was time to park hop to Animal Kingdom, where we had a FastPass for my favorite ride, Flight of Passage. First, I wanted to stop and visit Mickey and Minnie in their birthday celebration outfits. It worked out perfect, since they were right by the exit of Magic Kingdom. Mickey ‘sang’ Happy Birthday to me, Minnie complemented my dress, and Mickey had me take his arm and was sure I was next to him for all our pictures. As we were leaving, Mickey kissed my hand and gave me one last birthday hug, while Minnie and I twirled in our dresses together. They did a perfect job of making me feel like a kid again!

We arrived and enjoyed some of my favorite rides at the park and took advantage of some special magic shots. One of those magic shots had me serenaded by an incredibly energetic PhotoPass photographer! We ended our time at Animal Kingdom with our Flight of Passage FastPass which was absolutely breathtaking!

Our final stop of the evening was at California Grill in the Contemporary Resort where we had a dining reservation with a wonderful view of Magic Kingdom. Towards the end of our meal, the lights in the restaurant were lowered and the music from Happily Ever After was played in the restaurant, allowing us to enjoy the evening fireworks show and light display as we finished our dinner. You may wonder if seeing the show from this distance loses some of the magic. I believe it allows you to appreciate different aspects of the show. You have such a broad overview of the castle and park that you appreciate the shape of the fireworks, and the way they are timed perfectly to the music and lights on the castle. It draws you in and touches you, bringing up favorite childhood memories or a favorite movie memory that when mixing all those emotions together, it makes me cry every single time.

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The evening meal finished with a Mickey dome cake the size of my head ordered by my husband and boys, it was delicious chocolate goodness that left me stuffed! At this point, it was late and everyone was tired so we took a Lyft back to our hotel rather than deal with the post Happily Ever After bus crowds from the Magic Kingdom. When we arrived back to our room, there was one last magical surprise. My dad had ordered a magical room package which was unbelievable! There were Mickey and Minnie totes and stuffed animals, birthday ears, cupcakes, rice krispie treats, a door sign, balloons and more!! It was the perfect ending to a truly magical birthday at Disney! My family was true to their word and helped make a magical birthday with no complaints the entire day and they even planned extra surprises to make sure this Disney mom had an extra magical day!

I’d love to help you plan your own magical Disney birthday celebration! Please contact me at amyb@wishesfamilytravel.com. If you have no plans to travel just yet, follow me on Facebook at Wishes Family Travel-Amy Baranek. If you’d like to learn more about me or read more of my blogs, please visit my biography page.

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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Now Open at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Now Open at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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Jennifer Fickley-Baker by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Young princesses and knights can step into their own fairytale at a “grand” new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, now open at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa! The location offers guests age 3-12 magical transformations from their own Fairy Godmothers-in-Training at Walt Disney World Resort.

Joining the existing Biddidi Bobbidi Boutique locations at Magic Kingdom Park and Disney Springs, the latest enchanted boutique at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a great option for guests looking to dress up before visiting Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or enjoying a delightful buffet at 1900 Park Fare. Plus, a Disney PhotoPass Studio has also recently opened at the resort, providing guests the opportunity to capture picture-perfect royal portraits in front of a traditional backdrop.

In addition to the recently-opened boutique, all Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique locations have introduced special new merchandise including a spirit jersey, Minnie Mouse Ear headband, MagicBand and accessories, available to add to any transformation package.

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Young princesses can also choose from four new hairstyles inspired by modern royalty with customizable options including braids, bows and flower halos. Take a look at the video below for examples of the new styles:

  • Enchanted – Hair is styled in a bun or messy bun hairpiece and includes choice of princess bow or shining tiara.
  • Fantasy – Hair is swept back into a bun, covered with a curly hairpiece and topped with a coordinating flower halo.
  • Royal Braid – Hair is styled in a bun and accessorized with an attached Royal Braid. A princess bow completes this look fit for royalty!
  • Pixie Magic – Add a colorful touch to this hairstyle with an elegant ponytail and matching flower halo.

As always, a variety of transformations are available and may include hairstyling, nail polish, accessories, gowns and more depending on the package guests choose. Reservations for all Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique locations are encouraged and can be made up to 180 days in advance on DisneyWorld.com and Disneyland.com or by calling (407)-WDW-STYLE.

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7 Delicious Dishes of Hawaii

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7 Delicious Dishes of Hawaii

Gogo Vacations Blog Staff

Hawaiian cuisine is not only exceptional, it’s also extremely unique. These delectable local dishes will leave your taste buds singing. Whether you’re on an island-hopping adventure or just kicking back on Waikiki Beach, you’ll want to try some (if not all) of these Hawaiian staples.

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SPAM Musubi

SPAM Musubi is a popular Hawaiian treat, a block of rice topped with a slice of fried SPAM wrapped tight with a sheet of dried nori. Resembling sushi, it usually uses the Japanese spice furikake in the rice. SPAM is so popular, there’s even a festival dedicated to it – The Waikiki SPAM JAM® street festival. Found in convenience stores all over the state, this is a great snack and is even served at Hawaiian Burger Kings and McDonalds.

Loco

 

Loco Moco

 

Found in cafés and food trucks, the loco moco is a delicious plate of white rice topped with a hamburger patty layered with a fried egg and brown gravy. Hawaii’s true comfort food, it truly satisfies the soul. On the Big Island, Café 100 – also known as the Home of the Loco Moco – has been serving it up since 1946.

Kalua

 

Kalua Pork

 

Cooked in an “imu” or underground oven, this celebratory meat absorbs the flavors of the elements used in the pit, from mesquite or koa wood, banana leaves, and the surrounding soil, creating a uniquely Hawaiian staple. This pulled pork is truly one of a kind, and you’ll be able to find hearty portions typically served at a luau feast – extra delicious served as sliders!

Lomi

 

Lomi Salmon

 

Refreshing and rich in flavor, this salad consists of fresh and raw salted salmon diced and tossed with tomatoes and Maui sweet onions, spiced with chili peppers. Though seemingly simple, there is something magical about the way it’s made in Hawaii. Have it fresh on its home turf.

Huli-Huli

 

Huli Huli Chicken

 

A sweet basting of huli huli sauce creates a completely unique dish bursting with flavors, from soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. This teriyaki-esque chicken dish might be similar to other dishes, but it is totally its own concoction – and a must-eat when on the islands.

Poke

 

Poke Bowl

 

Pronounced “poh-kay,” this bowl is a mixture of raw, diced ahi tuna or salmon seasoned with salty soy sauce, tossed in with finely chopped seaweed, rice, cubed avocado, spicy mayo, and sesame seeds. Though not always prepared this way, the poke bowl in all its forms is something you’ll want to seek out when in Hawaii. Served up at delis, grocery stores, and handmade at food trucks, these fresh bowls are absolutely delicious.

Poi

 

Poi

 

An important part of any luau, poi is created simply by steaming or baking the root of a taro plant and pounding until smooth. It is then thinned with water and made into a mildly purple paste that is slightly sweet. The fresher the poi, the more delicate the taste. Poi is served in various consistencies, “one-finger,” “two-finger,” or “three-finger,” which refers to how many fingers are required to scoop it up. Try as many variations as you can and decide for yourself which one you like best – but you’ll probably love them all.

From casual food trucks to fine dining restaurants, the flavors in Hawaii will be the perfect pairing with the surrounding paradise that you’ll find on every island. Contact a travel agent to get started on your foodie escape to Hawaii.

 

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Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian

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Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian

Tara Mulkerin
8.15.19

One of the nicest experiences you can have is afternoon tea at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. The tea is held in the Garden View Tea Room in the lobby of this fine resort. Offered daily from noon until 4:00 pm, this event is posh and elegant, yet casual. You may see ladies in hats and frills for a girlfriend’s afternoon or an entire bridal party. Or, more simply you’ll most often see regular folks in normal attire. There is no dress code beyond not coming in your bathing suit and cover up. Reservations are a must and can be made 180 days in advance. As your concierge agent it would be my pleasure to arrange that for you.

When you arrive for your reservation you will check in at the podium. There is usually a brief wait. You can use those few minutes to take in the breathtaking splendor of the Grand Floridian’s main lobby. Vintage furniture, beautiful floral arrangements, and a baby grand piano with an enormous antique birdcage, complete the look. It’s a relaxing place to sit down for a break. It’s not unusual to see a tiny Princess or two skipping through!

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Once called for your table, you will step into English tea splendor. The tables are set beautifully with floral china and they can accommodate most any size party. The views through the very large windows are of the Grands gorgeous grounds. If you arrive later in the day, around 3:00 pm, the musician begins playing the baby grand piano in the lobby. Once seated, you’ll be given your menu with an astounding choice of teas. There are descriptions on the menu, however your server is well versed and can answer any questions. There are several choices of each style tea including black, green, white, oolong, florals, herbals, as well as seasonal and signature teas. Once your tea flavor is decided a full pot will be brought to you and kept warm under a velvet cozy. In addition to your tea choice you also choose a “Tea Package” that includes your tea with certain accompaniments. It should be noted that the Garden View Tea does not accept any of the dining plans. Cash, credit card or charge to room are all accepted.

 

The menus do change from time to time but for the last two years it has consisted of four choices:

The Berkshire Tea is created to be shared between two people and includes an assortment of finger sandwiches, a scone with traditional accompaniments, Siberian Sturgeon North American caviar with traditional accompaniments, along with two pots of tea. Each person can order whichever tea they like. Priced at $150 it is the most expensive of the choices. You can add two flutes of champagne which would bring your total to $184.

The Cheshire Tea serves one and consists of an assortment of finger sandwiches, scone with accompaniments, a choice of dessert along with assorted cheeses and fruits, and of course your pot of tea. Priced at $50 I find this to be the best value. You can add a glass of Champagne to bring your total to $64.

The Bedfordshire Tea entails a medley of finger sandwiches, scone with accompaniments and a choice of dessert. Priced at $35, or $52 with a flute of champagne.

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For children 3-9 years they have their own special tea! The Mrs. Potts Tea consists of special child friendly tea sandwiches, a jam tart, house made pastries, and tea or “special tea” chocolate or white milk or juice.

Finger sandwiches comprise of: cucumber, egg salad, sweet curry chicken, pear with gorgonzola cream cheese and fire roasted tomato with oregano goat cheese. Children’s sandwiches consist of PB&J, ham and cheese, and tuna salad.

If some of the sandwiches do not appeal to you it is possible to switch out and get two of the same, or you may even swap in a kid’s selection. I personally love the tuna salad, so I swap that out for the cucumber.

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Scones are a buttery golden raisin served with Devonshire clotted cream, a lemon curd, (So good!), and strawberry jam. There is also a strawberry tart served along with this course.

And here’s where you’ll run into the hardest choice, the desserts! Delicate house made pastries with mousse filled swan, a French macaron and a chocolate covered strawberry. Fresh cut strawberries with hand whipped cream. Or how about an English trifle with ladyfingers, Chantilly, fruit and hand whipped cream?

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There is no ala carte menu; only the choices above. There’s also a wide assortment of other beverages for a guest who doesn’t enjoy tea, that include soft drinks, juices, several coffees, hot chocolate, milk-white and chocolate. There is also a nice selection of craft beers and wines.

This is a lovely place for a girlfriend get together, a romantic date, or, as I like to do each visit, a mother-daughter tradition.

I’d love to help you plan a vacation including this lovely meal.

Tara Mulkerin, Concierge Agent

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VIDEO: Dapper Dans at WDW Disney World on Main Street, Magic Kingdom

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Check out a performance of the Dapper Dans on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World!

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An Adventure of a Character Breakfast…

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An Adventure of a Character Breakfast…

Erica Kocher
8.13.19

This past April, during a trip to Walt Disney World, we decided to try a new character meal. My family tends to be creatures of habit and go to the same restaurants that we’ve loved for years of traveling to WDW. As my daughters get older, I am trying to get them to break from the habit and explore new experiences on our vacations. In researching other reviews of restaurants, we decided that even through the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno came with many mixed reviews that we loved the characters enough that we would try it. Each day, the breakfast features Ariel & Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid and Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Tangled. (Note: Disney Characters join Guests for breakfast only. Character appearances are subject to change.)

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Trattoria al Forno is located on the waterfront boardwalk at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. Our reservation was at 9:00 AM, but we decided to head down to the boardwalk early and soak in the atmosphere. I highly recommend doing this! There were other guests doing the same thing as we did, but it was still quiet and relaxing. The early morning temperatures were so enjoyable that we decided to grab a coffee and sit at a table and enjoy the morning air. The view of the water, sound of the boats coming in, and smell of the spring flowers was a refreshing start to our first day on vacation.

After checking in for our reservation, we stood in awe of what we saw. The Entrata has some fantastic brick work that is amazing to look at, but what really caught my attention was the wine cabinet that extends across the entire back wall. Also, off the entry was a small shop selling merchandise from The Little Mermaid and Tangled. Even though we waited 20 minutes past our reservation time for a seat, we were filled out time be going into the shop, taking pictures by the wine wall, and being entertained by the characters as they came in and out of the dining room in fun ways that showed their personalities.

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The breakfast has a very creative menu with items including King Triton’s Shipwreck al Forno (a breakfast calzone), Tangled Eggs, Two-Eggs Poached Underwater, and Tower of Pancakes. The table gets a skillet of assorted pastries to share and everyone gets to choose one starter, either a cup of fresh fruit or a yogurt parfait with berries & granola. Breakfast is a prix fixe price, running $38.34 for adults and $22.37 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax) or one dining credit per person. Kids under 3 can either share a meal with someone else, or they can get their own kids’ meal for free. (These prices were accurate as of August 16, 2018.)

Our server was one of the best servers we have had at a Walt Disney World restaurant. She explained the menu and tips (such as, with the meal plan and having 3 “adults” under the age of 21, the adults over 21 could use their alcoholic beverage credit for a second drink). Even though the restaurant was very busy, she was always right there as soon as our pastry skillet or water glasses were empty. Of the six of us at the table, 4 ordered the Tower of Pancakes (fluffy buttermilk pancakes and seasonal fruit compote with bacon or sausage) and 2 ordered the Royale Breakfast (oak-grilled steak, cheesy-egg torte, and fonduta with breakfast potatoes and crispy onions). I am going to be 100% honesty in saying when our food arrived the it was perfectly displayed but the serving size was smaller than what I would have expected. With that said, the food was delicious, and the serving size was enough to fill our stomach. It was the perfect amount of food.

As the characters started coming around, our girls, aged 14, 13, & 11 were just as excited as the table next to us with young children. The characters spent just as much time at our table talking to the girls about their hair, what it is like under the sea, and what the other characters (from their respective movies) were doing. This has become one of my top three favorite character meals because of the character interactions. Our table gave it 12 thumbs up and it was teenage approved.

Are you thinking about a visit to Walt Disney World? I am an agent with Wishes Family Travel, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner As your agent, I’ll be on hand to help you with everything from finding your perfect package to grabbing those hard-to-get dining and FastPass reservations. I work with all Disney Destinations around the globe. Best of all, my services are absolutely FREE. You can contact me at 1-618-514-5536, by email at erica@wishesfamilytravel.com or through my Wishes Family Travel – Erica Facebook group.

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Women Behind the Magic: Chef Aimee Rivera Crafts Award-Winning Fine Dining at Walt Disney World’s Victoria & Albert’s

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Women Behind the Magic: Chef Aimee Rivera Crafts Award-Winning Fine Dining at Walt Disney World’s Victoria & Albert’s

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by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

 Whether they’re designing the latest attractions or leading entire Parks, women around the world are using their unique talents to make Disney magic for guests every day. For Aimée Rivera, a 23-year culinary veteran and Chef de Cuisine at Walt Disney World Resort, creating magical experiences means crafting delectable, award-winning fine dining experiences that defy guest expectations.

A native of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Aimée moved to the United States in 1991 to pursue her educational journey with the dream of becoming a chef. She was inspired by her mother – her personal culinary idol – to learn as much as she could about food and cooking to bring people happiness, just as her mother had always done.

“She could cook without recipes or guidance – she just had the palate. No dish was too complicated, no culinary task too complicated, you could tell she really loved it,” Aimée shared.

Aimée pursued culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, and immediately following school, entered the culinary industry. From working in Atlanta, Georgia just as the city was getting excited for the 1996 Summer Olympics, to the Woodlands Resort & Inn, a AAA 5 Diamond resort in South Carolina, Aimee built an impressive culinary career before accepting a sous chef role at Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in 2002. Once at Disney, Aimée worked her way up to a Chef position and now in her current role as Chef de Cuisine, she oversees important restaurant aspects like menu development and scheduling, budgeting and quality control.

In Aimée’s tenure, she’s helped Victoria & Albert’s achieve impressive accolades including the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award and the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award for the restaurant’s unique and notable dining experience of combining classic Victorian elegance with haute American cuisine in a refined atmosphere.

Aimée Rivera, a 23-year culinary veteran and Chef de Cuisine at Walt Disney World Resort

“At Victoria & Albert’s we combine classic with modern. I love aspects of both styles,” she says. “Past travels, literature and people in the industry have helped create that experience.”

Aimee says that her coworkers would describe her as energetic, passionate and detail-oriented – all traits that help her keep up with her busy days of creating delicious dishes in an unforgettable setting.

“Food & Beverage is a challenging industry that is very demanding,” she notes. “You need to be firm in what you believe and work with integrity.”

It’s an industry that Aimée can’t imagine not being a part of. But what’s her top reason she’s continues to be a chef?

“I love food. Period.”

Here at Disney, we’re proud of how Aimee and all of our cast members put their passions to work to bring magical guests experiences to life. Stay tuned as this series continues with more remarkable stories of the #WomenBehindtheMagic!

 

Originally Published: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/08/women-behind-the-magic-chef-aimee-rivera-crafts-award-winning-fine-dining-at-walt-disney-worlds-victoria-alberts/

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UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S TRAVEL GUIDE TO MARVEL SUPER HERO ISLAND

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UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S TRAVEL GUIDE TO MARVEL SUPER HERO ISLAND

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How would you like to take a photo with Captain America, be catapulted into the sky like the Incredible Hulk, go web-slinging high above the streets with the Amazing Spider-Man or collect unique Marvel souvenirs?

Sounds like an epic adventure, right?! You can do all of that and more in Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure. Here’s everything you need to know to get your epic adventure started.

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What to experience at Marvel Super Hero Island Where to eat at Marvel Super Hero Island Souvenirs at Marvel Super Hero Island

 

THE EXPERIENCES:

Experience the incredible Hulk coaster, go web slinging on the amazing adventures of Spider-Man, take on Doctor Doom's fearfall and more.

Looking to get a taste of what it’s like to be a Marvel Super Hero? Look no further than these incredible ride experiences available at Marvel Super Hero Island.

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Easter Egg: Keep an eye out for phones located throughout Marvel Super Hero Island. What do they do? Find one and pick up the receiver to find out.


MEET YOUR FAVORITE SUPER HEROES:

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What better way to feel like you’re one of the team than meeting some of your favorite Marvel characters like Spider-Man, Captain America, Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm and Rogue, as well as Marvel Super Villains like Dr. Doom and The Green Goblin.

Check out the full list of Marvel Super Hero encounters available:

UOAP TIP: Sure, getting a photo with your favorite Marvel Super Heroes is great, but interacting with Marvel Super Villains, The Green Goblin and Dr. Doom, makes for an even more interesting photo opportunity.

WHERE TO EAT & DRINK

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You can get quite the appetite trying to keep up with the Marvel Super Heroes’ lifestyle. Don’t worry, there are plenty of places for you to get refueled with delicious food and beverage options including:

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Even Super Heroes need a timeout when defending earth from evil Marvel Super Villains to enjoy a cool delicious treat, and what better place than Chill Ice Creamwhere you can scoop up a sundae, milkshake, ice cream float or even a freshly made waffle cone.

View full list of Marvel Super Hero Island Food & Drink options

Want to make your Marvel Super Hero Island dining experience fun and easy? Take advantage of Islands of Adventure dining plans.

UOAP TIP: Be sure to add Captain America’s Diner on your must-do list! Why? The Captain America Diner has some of the best views of Islands of Adventure.

SOUVENIRS TO BRING HOME:

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Whether you’re looking to update your Super Hero size wardrobe, expand your collection of Marvel figurines or start your very own comic book collection, there’s something for everyone and a whole lot more at Marvel Super Hero Island.

  • Marvel Alterniverse Store
    Stop by the Marvel Alterniverse Store to stock your Super Hero closet with every manner of Marvel supplies, including character t-shirts, sweatshirts, toys, collectibles, mugs, and more.

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    BONUS: 
    Snap a picture with Spider-Man. Not only do you get to meet and snap a photo with the famous web-slinger, but you also get your photo turned into the cover of a Marvel Comic issue of Spider-Man. How cool!
  • Comic Book Shop
    What kind of Marvel Super Hero Island would this be without a Comic Book Shopfeaturing all of your favorite Marvel characters, posters, apparel, figurines, and more!
  • Marvel Boutique
    Looking for a place to gear up for battle with super-stylish clothes and accessories featuring your favorite Marvel Super Heroes? Look no further than the Marvel Boutique.
  • Spider-Man Shop
    Check out this Spider-Man Shop created just for fans and stacked with toys, action figures, mugs, t-shirts, and more.

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Tell us about some of your favorite things to do at Marvel Super Hero Island in Islands of Adventure in the comments below. And make sure to share your moments on TwitterFacebook or Instagram with #ReadyForUniversal.

 

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