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Mousesteps Weekly #126 – Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House Opening with Alice; Gaylord Palms Christmas; D23 Destination D; Rock & Brews in Oviedo

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Mousesteps Weekly #126 is posted! Our topics this week include Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House opening with Alice; Gaylord Palms Christmas with ICE! and more; D23 Destination D Attraction Rewind; and Rock & Brews in Oviedo. We were all over the Orlando area this week! Information with links to articles and other videos can be found below the show.

In Mousesteps Weekly #126, we talk about:

The Grand Opening of Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House, which included Alice! This is the 16th year of this iconic display, which will stay open through New Years Day.

Next, we head to the Gaylord Palms Resort for ICE! and everything else that the holiday season brings at the resort. ICE! contains 2 million pounds of ice, carved this year into The Nutcracker!

Also at Gaylord Palms, we try out the Alpine Rush Snow Tubing, which has been an instant hit. Guests can purchase a combo ticket for ICE! and the tubing.

Other events we enjoy at Gaylord Palms include the shows (our favorite is Luminescence); Gingy’s Gingerbread Decorating; and Shrekfeast. Gingy and Shrekfeast end at the end of 2014.

We head to D23 Destination D where we share the small Archive exhibit that was featured. It includes a Maelstrom polar bear; Mr. Toad and a Figment! We show some photos from the Adventurers Club portion of Pleasure Island Rewind, which was our favorite part of the event. 

Last, we head to Rock & Brews, which is located in Oviedo. The first Rock & Brews on the East coast, the restaurant features unique comfort food with a “California twist”. It is family friendly, pet friendly, and Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are owners of this growing chain restaurant.

Recorded 11/26/14 Featuring Commentary from Denise Preskitt and Jeff Lange.

Show Notes / Links

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ARTICLE: Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House 2014 Grand Opening Includes Alice to Help Cut Ribbon –

VIDEO: Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House Grand Opening Ceremony 2014 with Alice –

ARTICLE: Gaylord Palms Resort ICE! Featuring The Nutcracker Will Delight Young and Old Alike (Photos, Video) –

VIDEO: ICE! at Gaylord Palms 2014 Featuring The Nutcracker FULL Walk-Through Including Slides and Ice Bar –

ARTICLE: Gaylord Palms Christmas Experience Includes Much More Than ICE! –

VIDEO: Alpine Rush Snow Tubing at Gaylord Palms ICE! 2014 FULL POV and Multi Angle Experience –

VIDEO: Gingy’s Gingerbread Decorating at Gaylord Palms – With Gingy Helping Decorate & Showing Dance Moves –

VIDEO: Treasure of the Walt Disney Archives at D23 Destination D 2014 Full Tour with Figment, Mr Toad + –

PLAYLIST: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2014 at Walt Disney World –

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Video shot and edited by Jeff Lange