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Manny Alvarez
Too far away from WDW
Father of 5, wife of 1, follower of Jesus, fan of Disney, travel consultant
Interests: disney, technology, fatherhood, cruising
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Adventures by Disney announced it's schedule for 2011 including 250 departures across 18 destinations slated for 2011. In 2011, Adventures by Disney will add Egypt itineraries. An eight-day vacation begins with three days in Cairo followed by a three-day cruise on the Nile River aboard a felucca. An additional night... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Trips by Manny
Royal Caribbean posted the following video where they highlight the many services they provide for kids aboard their fleet. For families with kids like ours these services make it all come together. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2010 at Trips by Manny
Disney's free Dining offer has been extended! The new dates are August 15 to October 7, November 12-18, November 27 to December 2 and December 10-21! Free dining is the best offer of the year and with the new extension you have more dates available. If you already booked directly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2010 at Trips by Manny
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Like in previous years, this year's Night of Joy (September 10 and 11) brings the best of Contemporary Christian music talent to Magic Kingdom. MercyMe is one of the headliners and one of my favorite groups. Here is a portion of an article from the Disney Destinations newsletter about Bart... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Trips by Manny
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Our second restaurant in the series is the fabulous Teppan Edo in EPCOT. Teppan Edo is located in the Japan Pavillion in Epcot. It is a traditional Teppanyaki-style japanese steakhouse. This means that your meat, seafood, poultry and vegetables are cooked right in front of your eyes by your chef... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2010 at Trips by Manny
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Every Wednesday for the next few weeks I will be writing about the outstanding dining options at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando. People often ask me why buy dining as part of the package when going on vacation, the answer is because of the savings, the options and the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Trips by Manny
The Main Street Electrical Parade is back at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL but for a short time. The parade was Magic Kingdom's main nightime attraction from 1977 to 2001 when it was relocated to Disney's California Adventure. The parade now features updated technology using LED for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2010 at Trips by Manny
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You can get FREE dining when you book a Walt Disney World vacation package for check-ins most nights 8/15/10-10/2/10. To qualify, you must purchase a vacation package that includes at least 3 consecutive hotel nights at an official Walt Disney World resort, plus at least a 2-day theme park ticket.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2010 at Trips by Manny
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Jackie Ogden, Vice President of Animal Programs and Environmental Initiatives (woah! long title!) announced that Disney’s Animal Programs has landed on Luna as the name for the baby elephant born late last Thursday. With Latin roots, Luna means moon in multiple languages. Disney’s animal care team wanted a name that... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at Trips by Manny
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May 25, 2010
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May 25, 2010
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I have received many questions regarding Disney Pin Trading because of our Facebook giveaway (we will give a 10 pin starter pack with lanyard once we hit 200 followers) so I decided to blog about our experience as a Disney Pins trading family. I have been a pin "collector" for... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2010 at Trips by Manny
When Disney Cruise Line debuts the new Disney Dream in early 2011, the ship will include multiple innovations never seen before in the industry. The AquaDuck water coaster will sweep guests on a 765-foot high-speed flume ride with uphill acceleration and a swing-out loop letting you look down to the... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2010 at Trips by Manny
This coming September 10 and 11 Disney is bringing back Night of Joy. Night of Joy is a contemporary Christian music festival held Friday and Saturday, September 10 and 11, 2010 at Magic Kingdom theme park in Florida. From 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. each night, hear live performances by... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2010 at Trips by Manny
Universal Studios Singapore soft opened this week. Seems like a great place to visit Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2010 at Trips by Manny
Manny Alvarez has shared their blog Trips by Manny
May 13, 2010
I am sure that one of the most common complaints that kids have when visiting the Disney parks is that the characters in the character breakfasts and meet-n-greets can't talk. Disney released this video last week of a limited meet-n-greet where they test a new technology that allows Mickey to... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2010 at Trips by Manny
Lol. I wish you were here too.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2010 on The Windy City at Trips by Manny
An overnight business trip brought me to Chicago last night and when looking for accommodations I found an outstanding deal in a Hilton hotel and since my experience with Hilton has always being outstanding without a second thought I booked it. Chicago happens to be my favorite city in the... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2010 at Trips by Manny
We are just getting everything ready, come back soon for more info! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2010 at Trips by Manny