Birthdays at Disney Family Packages

Birthdays At Disney are Fun for Everyone

If you want to celebrate your birthday, or the birthday
of a child at Disneyland, you can easily do this – and
it doesn’t even have to be done on the exact date of
birth! Start celebrating by going to City Hall, which is
located in Town Square, upon your arrival to
Disneyland. Here, you will receive a Birthday Sticker
or button. This sticker tells everyone on at Disneyland
that you are to receive special treatment.

On your birthday celebration day, make sure that
you eat in one of the full service restaurants, and that
you order the Birthday Bucket. It will be full of
Disney treats, and it includes a cake. This costs
around twenty dollars. Eat breakfast at Goofy’s
Kitchen and you can get a Birthday Bag for five


There are many ways to enjoy your birthday at
Disneyland. You will receive special treatment from
all of the Disney Characters in the park. This can be
a memorable birthday celebration for you or your
child – so make sure you take lots of pictures, and
don’t be shy about telling people who work at the
park that it is your birthday – if they don’t notice
your sticker!

Many families stay on site and ride the trains to the attractions. No one has to worry about driving, parking or anything for that matter. You have a few choices of ways to get ‘to the park’. Some families enjoy a river boat ride with fireworks in the evening to celebrate meeting Mickey on their birthday. Whichever you choose Disney is an adventure whether it is your first time….or you have been one hundred times. Make your plans today and discount resorts can’t be beat!


Cold Water Scuba Diving Retreat

When you talk about scuba diving it generally brings to mind the image of some exotic tropical dive location in the warm waters of Australia or the isles of the Caribbean, but the United Kingdom has a number of exciting dive spots just waiting to be explored by divers like yourself if you can make a good time in colder water diving.  The sights are wonderful…

One of the greatest spots to do some diving is in the U.K. and located in Scotland, in the Sound of Mull. The Sound of Mull is located between the Isle of Mull and the Morven Peninsula. It is an extremely popular destination for all divers in general because it offers an unparalleled range of diving in very reasonable conditions.

The area is cursed with bad weather, which has resulted in countless shipwrecks over the years so there are many different sites to swim. Most dives in the area are launched from Tobermory, Lochaline, or Oban. The Hispania is, by far, one of the most popular wrecks in the area, due to the fact that it is still relatively intact and greatly populated with marine life. It is shallow enough to get a good long dive in, and visibility is generally very good unless the water is rough on a windy day.

Another phenomenal dive spot is located on the south coast of England, in the waters of Sussex.  The Alaunia, a steamship sunk by a German mine in 1916, is one of the more popular diving destinations on the Southern coast.  The wreck has broken apart over the years but there are still significant parts of the ship left intact that are interesting enough to draw a crowd.  Be on the lookout for a series of portholes to help navigate the site.  If you can manage to find the bridge area, you can still see that  the anchor still hanging from its chain in the original spot it has been since the wreck.  There is a lot of ground to cover in this dive so it would take a few separate trips to explore the entire ship.  Shoals of bib, spider crabs, and massive lobsters are sure to keep you entertained.  See if you can spot a dead man’s fingers while you are down there.

Another extremely popular dive is located near Plymouth, where the wreck of the steamship Maine found its final resting place.  It can be found approximately a mile off Bolt Head.  This wreck was highly noticeable for a number of years, as the masts of the ship broke the surface of the water and you were able to see right where the ship lay. The wreck has since been cleared of its mast, with most of the debris swept to its port side mostly for safety reasons.  It rests in water that is approximately 30 meters deep.  The ship had been torpedoed in March of 1917 and, after a great effort of rescue took place, the ship came to rest in waters within easy reach from Salcombe. While this would be an amazing exploration for any diver, it is not recommended for novice divers due to the strong currents. There is a good amount of sea life, and this destination is sure please anyone who visits.

Next time we can explore some warm water destinations where the wrecks are not as plentiful as the wreaths.