Fourth of July Events at Walt Disney World

first_imgShare This!Are you ready to celebrate the red, white, and blue? Fourth of July is quickly approaching! (Can you believe we are just three weeks from the holiday?) If you’ll be in Walt Disney World, be prepared to celebrate Independence Day with a bang! So, if you are wanting to salute all nations, but mostly America, here are the ways you’ll be able to do it!Magic KingdomCelebrate with Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky which commemorates the Fourth of July with an incredible fireworks show that is choreographed to patriotic music. The best part about this fireworks spectacular is that they are shown on two nights – July 3 and July 4 at 9:15 p.m. So you have two chances to catch this special show.Looking to learn a little history? Then make sure you catch a performance of The Muppets Present…Great Moments in History. During the show, Miss Piggy, Kermit, Fozzie Bear and friends reenact famous moments in American history all in a fun manner. This is a live show that is performed daily in Liberty Square.Another must see during the holiday is the Flag Retreat which takes place at 5:00 p.m. each day in Town Square on Main Street U.S.A.The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will be shown twice on both July 3 and 4 – once at 12:00 p.m. and once at 3:30 p.m. I will make sure to update this post as additional Fourth of July events for the resorts get announced!As a reminder, the Fourth of July is one of the busiest days of the year at Walt Disney World. Make sure you come prepared with a plan and pack your patience. (Oh and be prepared for the heat!)Fourth of July is a fun experience no matter where you are, but Walt Disney World certainly goes all out to celebrate America’s birthday. Disney’s Fort Wilderness ResortDisney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will offer several special events around the Fourth of July holiday:The Fourth of July 5K Run will take place on July 3. Pre-registration is available June 24-30 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn. On-site registration begins at 7:00 a.m. in the field next to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. The run begins from that location at 7:30 a.m.The Fourth of July Golf Cart Parade begins at 4:00 p.m. on July 4. This is a sight to see! Registration will be open June 24-30 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn.The Fourth of July Beach Bash at Clementine’s Beach will take place from 6:00-11:00 p.m. on July 4. Guests will enjoy a live DJ, dancing, games, contests, a movie, and more. In addition, the Fort Wilderness food truck will be available in the settlement area with delicious items for purchase.Patriotic SnacksLooking for a patriotic-inspired treat? Items will be able to be found throughout the resort, but here are a few you might not want to miss:A Fourth of July cupcake featuring an apple-pie filling at Creature Comforts and Isles of Java at Disney’s Animal KingdomA sparkly red-white-and-blue coconut macaroon dipped in white chocolate at BoardWalk Bakery at Disney’s BoardWalk ResortPatriotic dipped strawberries and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse mini-domes at Amorette’s at Disney Springs Patriotic ApparelThe Walt Disney World Resort has introduced a new line of patriotic-inspired clothing, accessories, and more. The Star-Spangled Americana Collection features caps, magnets, cups, shirts, Mickey ears, bags, frames, magnets, and yes, there’s a brand new spirit jersey for the occasion! EpcotYou will not want to miss the fireworks spectacular, Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. For July 4, the show will add a patriotic twist, with a special finale tag that celebrates America. Illuminations takes place at 9:00 p.m.Guests will absolutely not want to miss performances by the talented Voices of Liberty. This is an a cappella group who perform traditional Americana tunes during a 4th of July Concert at the America Gardens Theatre at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.Guests who love to meet characters can meet Disney favorites all dressed up to celebrate America’s birthday throughout the day at the American Adventure Pavilion.Finally, if you’re looking to get into the patriotic spirit, you do not want to miss the American Adventure show which is a journey through important moments in America’s history narrated by Audio-Animatronic figures of Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain. Prior to the show, make sure to stop in the American Heritage Gallery for “The Kinsey Collection.” This exhibit showcases 400 years of African-American achievement through rare art, documents, books and artifacts.Disney’s Hollywood StudiosGuests will be able to enjoy the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks spectacular. This show takes place at 10:00 p.m. and dazzles with themed fireworks, lasers, special effects and video projections of iconic characters and scenes from the Star Wars saga, all set to that unforgettable film score. Oh and yes, there are new scenes to celebrate Solo: A Star Wars Story.Disney’s Animal KingdomOn Fourth of July, Guests can experience the Rivers of Light nighttime show.  Rivers of Light, celebrates a connection with nature through fire, water and light. Rivers of Light is shown twice at 9:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.last_img read more

Ellie Kummer pours in 28 points to lift Marshfield girls basketball past Bay Port

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSUAMICO — Ellie Kummer scored a career-high 28 points, making five 3-pointers and 9 of 10 free throws, to lead the Marshfield girls basketball team to a 59-49 victory over Bay Port in a nonconference game Tuesday night at Bay Port High School.Kummer made 7 of 11 shots overall from the field for the Tigers, who improve to 7-1.Caitlin Michaelis added 13 points, five rebounds, and four assists, and Makayla Scheuer had 10 points and five rebounds for Marshfield. Kummer, Michaelis, and Scheuer combined for 51 of the team’s 59 points. Hannah Meverden had a team-high seven rebounds.The Tigers were 24 of 29 (82 percent) from the free throw line.Marshfield will host its annual Tiger Invitational on Jan. 2-3. The Tigers open the tournament against Hudson on Friday, Jan. 2, at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and Auburndale and Wausau Newman Catholic play in the other semifinal at 5:45 p.m.The third-place game is Jan. 3 at 2:45 p.m. The championship game follows at 4:30 p.m.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 59, Pirates 49Marshfield 9 15 20 15 – 59Bay Port 6 11 17 15 – 49MARSHFIELD (59): Makayla Scheuer 1-6 8-9 10, Meg Bryan 0-1 0-0 0, Caitlin Michaelis 4-11 5-6 13, Maddie Nikolai 0-0 0-0 0, Martha Kupfer 0-0 0-0 0, Ellie Kummer 7-11 9-10 28, Ema Fehrenbach 2-4 2-4 6, Hannah Meverden 1-1 0-0 2. FG: 15-34. FT: 24-29. 3-pointers: 5-10 (Kummer 5-7, Michaelis 0-1, Scheuer 0-2). Rebounds: 22 (Meverden 7). Assists: 6 (Michaelis 4). Record: 7-1.BAY PORT (49): Mackenzie Jerks 2-9 0-0 6, Elisabeth Knutson 0-1 0-0 0, Alexa Leiterman 3-9 3-4 9, Brooke Harris 3-6 2-2 8, Taylor McIntyre 2-5 0-0 4, Meg Knutson 2-7 2-3 8, Jamie Hebel 4-9 2-2 11, Maddie Re 1-6 1-2 3, Carley Mueller 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 17-52. FT: 10-13. 3-pointers: 5-16 (Jerks 2-6, M. Knutson 2-4, Hebel 1-3, E. Knutson 0-1, Leiterman 0-1, McIntyre 0-1). Rebounds: 22 (Leitherman 6). Record: 5-2.last_img read more

The Model Minority Myth and Asian American Heritage Month

first_imgThis Blog should not be construed as legal advice or as pertaining to specific factual circumstances. It is Asian American Heritage Month.  As we celebrate the many contributions of Asian Americans, let’s also bury the “model minority myth.”  The myth hurts Asian Americans and here’s why:If you are a model minority, you are not likely to get the help that you very well may need.  When we assume all individuals in a group are stellar, the individuals who need support are less likely to get it.If you are a model minority, then there is an implication that you may be stronger than others.  This can result in bias against individuals who are white or members of other minority groups who, in fact, are stronger when it comes to a particular job opportunity. With the model minority myth may come higher expectations.  Being good is not good enough.  We expect more:  why isn’t this person as successful “as they should be?”  This may result in bias against Asian Americans because of the inflated expectations.When individuals talk about Asian Americans as the model minority, there can be a tendency to focus on math and science.  This may hurt Asian Americans when they apply for jobs that require strong interpersonal skills such as HR.  That is, the myth may create silos for Asian Americans.Let’s acknowledge how much better our world is because of the contributions of Asian Americans without stereotyping about them in a way that sounds benign but is anything but.last_img read more

Storage: Companies Keep Dated Information Too Long

first_imgLack of good governance and records management policies means that many companies hold onto information far longer than they should. And that could be a problem.A survey of companies found that 7 out of 10 companies are not purging information after its regulatory expiration date. Organizations that fail to comply with regulations could be subject to prosecution or fines.The solution of course is to create an organizational governance framework. And technology tools can form a strong core for enabling that framework. Document and Records management systems are important components of such a framework.last_img read more

YouTube now counts ‘engagement’ for YouTube for action ads at 10 seconds, not 30

first_imgYouTube now counts ‘engagement’ for YouTube for action ads at 10 seconds, not 30You are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 HomeDigital MarketingYouTube now counts ‘engagement’ for YouTube for action ads at 10 seconds, not 30 YouTube announced it is changing the attribution criteria for TrueView for action video ads. TrueView for action ads are designed for performance advertisers and feature call-to-action banners at the base of the video ads.What’s changing? There are two key attribution points that are changing:YouTube will now count an ‘Engagement’ whenever a user clicks or watches 10 seconds or more of a TrueView for action ad when using maximize conversions or target CPA bidding. That’s a change from 30 seconds.A ‘Conversion’ will be counted, by default, when a user takes action on an ad within 3 days of an ‘Engagement.’ If you want this changed, you will have to ask your Google rep to customize this time frame. That’s a change from 30 days.For users who click your ad, YouTube will still attribute conversions according to the conversion window you have set (the default is 30 days).Why the change? YouTube says it is changing the default attribution window from 30 seconds and 30 days to 10 seconds and 3 days to better reflect “the relationship between video ad exposure and conversions.”Nicky Rettke, YouTube group product manager, wrote, “We conducted large-scale experiments to analyze the incremental conversion volume driven by TrueView for action ads across a broad range of advertiser industries and conversion types.”What it means for advertisers? The shorter engagement-to-conversion window will mean faster ramp up times for target CPA campaigns and more current reporting, says Google.However, advertisers are charged on an engagement basis for TrueView ads. Importantly, this change also means advertisers will be charged after a user watches 10 seconds rather than 30 seconds of your ad. Advertisers will need to monitor their TrueView for action campaigns closely to understand the impact of this change on their budgets and performance.This story first appeared on Search Engine Land. For more on search marketing and SEO, click here.The post YouTube now counts ‘engagement’ for YouTube for action ads at 10 seconds, not 30 appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: YouTube now counts ‘engagement’ for YouTube for action ads at 10 seconds, not 30 Posted on 16th October 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+sharelast_img read more

Liveblog: Serie A Wk13 Sunday

first_imgJoin us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Bologna-Parma, Roma-Brescia, Sassuolo-Lazio and Verona-Fiorentina. If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE. We begin at 11.30 GMT at the Stadio Dall’Ara with an Emilia-Romagna derby between Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Bologna and surprisingly high-flying Parma. At 14.00 GMT, Roma have some key figures back as they host Brescia, who lost 4-0 on Fabio Grosso’s debut and left Mario Balotelli behind for disciplinary reasons. Lazio aim to consolidate their top four position with a trip to Sassuolo, while Fiorentina and Verona go head-to-head with only one point separating them. At 17.00 GMT, Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria take on Udinese in a relegation tussle. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: The evening concludes at 19.45 GMT at the Stadio Via del Mare, where newly-promoted Lecce want to trip up a Cagliari side incredibly in fourth place.last_img read more