‘Sesame Street’ special focuses on hunger in America

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A special Sesame Street episode airing Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 7 p.m. on PBS raises will focus on raising awareness of the widespread issue of hunger in the United States and its impact on children. “Growing Hope Against Hunger” will feature Brad Paisley, Kimberly Williams Paisley, Elmo, Rosita and Grover. It’s part of the […]

Norwegian Cruise Line ship will sail from New York City to Bermuda


New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Kevin Sheehan today announced that Norwegian Cruise Line’s new state-of-the-art 4,000 passenger ship, Norwegian Breakaway, will make New York City its year-round home port. Beginning in May 2013, Norwegian Breakaway – which will be the largest ship ever to home port in the […]

Phineas and Ferb Halloween episode borrows from ‘True Blood’ and others

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Halloween season brings endless replays of the 1962 novelty song “Monster Mash,” but a new “Phineas and Ferb” episode tonight creates a different type of mash. Mixing together elements of the hit HBO vampire series “True Blood” the successful “Twilight” books and movies and even the 1985 flick “Teen Wolf,” the plotline of the Halloween-themed […]

‘Real Steel’ Atom Halloween costumes available

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If you plan to see “Real Steel” this weekend, one word of warning: The boy in your life may decide he wants to be Atom, the main robot in the movie, for Halloween. I was pleased to find that there is an Real Steel Atom Halloween costume available! The Atom costume comes in youth sizes […]

Legoland Florida discounts offered by Pepsi

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Little ones – and many parents – are anxiously awaiting the October 15, 2011, grand opening of Legoland Florida, and the folks at Pepsi are making that first visit a little easier on the wallet. Pepsi is offering a great Legoland Florida discount – a free child’s one-day admission with the purchase of an adult […]

Vera Bradley Outlet sale this weekend

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Vera Bradley Outlets, including the one in Orlando, are having a sale this weekend, October 7th, 8th and 9th. Everything in the store is an additional 20 percent off the already discounted prices there. The Orlando Vera Bradley Outlet opened this spring in the Orlando Premium Outlets mall near Walt Disney World – off 535 […]

‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates’ Halloween costumes


From our friends at Disney Junior comes these tips for Halloween costumes inspired by the “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” show. Disney costume designer Zachary Bilemdjian developed these step-by-step instructions on how to transform your little ones into the “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” characters Jake, Izzy and Cubby. Jake Costume  Materials: Red […]

OPI nail polish to introduce Muppets, Miss Piggy collections

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Here’s a fact about ol’ Theme Park Mom that you may not know unless you see me regularly in person: I have a little nail polish problem. And by little, I mean I have a major nail polish problem. It’s my little indulgence – affordable luxury. And I find painting my nails to be a […]

U.S. family won trip of a lifetime to Rapunzel’s Royal Celebration

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Now THIS really is the trip of a lifetime for a family of little princesses! Disney made the dreams of the Senio family from Centreville, Va., come true by awarding them the grand prize in the “Your Princess Moment — The Story Begins With You” video contest. Along with their mother, Laurie Senio, the three […]