Today I was invited to take a ride on the new Carousel on the Promenade at ICON Park, an authentic masterpiece manufactured by Chance Rides, a family-owned company with a 60-year history of providing exceptional rides to theme parks, malls, zoos, and other attractions across the globe.

“The Carousel on The Promenade is the first ride of its kind in the Orlando Entertainment District. We’re extremely proud to introduce our second owned and operated attraction to guests,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, President and CEO of ICON Park. “Just as The Wheel has created wonderful memories for families all over the world, so will our new carousel.”

Today, Disney Vacation Club® executives, invited guests and some special Disney friends gathered to celebrate the opening of the new resort studios at The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort. The recent expansion added more than 200 resort studios providing the opportunity for more Disney Vacation Club members to call this beloved resort "home."  

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Disney Vacation Club celebrated the opening of the new resort studios at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort with a dedication ceremony. Remarks were shared by Bill Diercksen, senior vice president and general manager, Disney Vacation Club. (David Roark, photographer)

I was recently given a sample of Viva Naturals Kids Sleep Gummies to try out, and this mama of two approves. 

You may recall that I was introduced to Viva Supplements last month and wrote about Viva Naturals Elderberry + Vitamin C + Zinc for immune support. I liked them, so when they asked me if I wanted to try the Melatonin product for kids, I jumped on the opportunity.  

Melatonin has been popular for a few years now so you probably heard of it, and you may have tried it yourself.  It works with the body’s natural cycle to safely and gently promote sleep. I take it on days I feel over wired or when traveling. As a parent, I know that my children sometimes have days where they feel the same.  I am glad to have a melatonin product in a lower dose that they can use.

 Summer pricing is in effect on reservations made now through the end of July, marking the first summer in operations for the themed motorcoach service

The Sunshine Flyer has announced limited-time, summer special pricing with kids riding free on its themed motorcoach experience that takes guests from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Walt Disney World® Resorts. The Sunshine Flyer launched in December 2021 and special pricing is a token of gratitude to the city of Orlando and Sunshine Flyer guests for the warm welcome they have received in Florida.

Have you heard the news?
PopStroke opens this Monday, June 13, in Orlando. 

 PopStroke Orlando features two 18-hole putting courses created by Tiger Woods’ TGR Design company. There’s the Tiger Black Course, which is ideal for families or anyone new to golf; and the Tiger Red Course, which is designed for more experienced putters. (Think Putt Putt for adults -- but no windmills on these two courses.)