MouseSteps Weekly #136; Port Orleans Resort Mardi Gras; Epcot Flower & Garden Prep; Madame Tussauds

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In Mousesteps Weekly #136, we talk about Disney’s Port Orleans Mardi Gras; Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Prep; Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium at I-Drive 360! Watch the show and then check out the links below it.

Published on Feb 26, 2015

In Mousesteps Weekly #136, we talk about:

Mardi Gras at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, where Cast Members decorate pargo golf carts and celebrate the holiday – throwing beads and candy to guests! The theme this year was Magical Music, and Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen are together in a carriage at the end (last year it was just Princess Tiana). We also take a little walk through part of Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter, one of the resorts that Denise has posted photo walks of this month. 

Next, we head to Epcot to check out the topiaries and flower quilts that are being added for the upcoming Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Captain Hook, Tick Tock Croc, Lady and the Tramp, and other topiaries already can be found in World Showcase.

Elsa and Anna topiaries were not yet up when we recorded a couple of days back (they have been added since and we have FULL VIDEO Here: We show them as Disney photographed them, but will share more next week!

Next, we head to the Orlando Eye location and walk through part of the Madame Tussauds museum for a media preview. Figures here include Steven Spielberg and E.T., Selena Gomez, Katie Perry and so much more! Guests can touch and pose with the characters.

We stay in the same building as the SEA LIFE Aquarium pours water for the first time into the tanks. We interview SEA LIFE Orlando curator Steve Blair about the attraction. 

Recorded 02/25/14 Featuring Commentary from Denise Preskitt and Jeff Lange.

Show Notes / Links

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ARTICLE: Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Celebrates Mardi Gras with Golf Cart Parade, Princess Tiana & Prince Naveen –…

VIDEO: Mardi Gras Parade at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter 2015 with Princess Tiana and Naveen –

ARTICLE: Epcot Photo Update as Flower & Garden Festival Draws Closer; Coldest Weather of Season –…

VIDEO: Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2015 First Look at Topiaries, Gardens and Flowers –

ARTICLE: Photo & Video Preview Tour Inside Madame Tussauds Orlando As Date Announced for Grand Opening (Including Orlando Eye, SEA LIFE Aquarium) –…

VIDEO: Madame Tussaud’s Orlando Preview: A Video Tour Including Johnny Depp, Katy Perry, Steve Jobs Figures –

ARTICLE: SEA LIFE Aquarium Begins Filling Tanks; Attraction Opens with Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds on May 4th, 2015 –…

PLAYLIST: Disneyland Paris Resort –

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Video shot and edited by Jeff Lange