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New and Exciting Disney Updates!

Disney parks are always expanding to enhance the magic for families of all sizes.  Well, they are at it again!  Here are some of the exciting updates to come in the near future:

A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away, Disney Imagineers dreamed about bringing Star Wars to the parks.  This is now becoming a reality.  Star Wars, Galaxy’s Edge, will be opening in Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2019.  The lands are set in a remote trading port on the edge of wild space.  You’ll find yourself in the middle of the action either piloting the Millennium Falcon or riding aboard the Star Destroyer.  And what would Star Wars be without a local cantina?  Here they’ll be serving up unique drink concoctions including blue milk! Continue reading New and Exciting Disney Updates!

Cool Down This Summer with FROZEN At Disney Parks! OLP News and Views

olafThe summers can get very hot in Disney World and Disneyland.  This summer, you can cool down with FROZEN!  Disney has released several new attractions for all of the Elsa and Anna lovers.

If you’re looking for a meet and greet and a great photo op, I would suggest heading over to Hollywood Studios.  You will find Olaf
chillin’ at the “beach”in the Echo Lake area.  He’s waiting for a warm hug! Continue reading Cool Down This Summer with FROZEN At Disney Parks! OLP News and Views

5 New Experiences Now Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood StudiosIt was a busy week at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as we saw the opening of five new experiences at the park. In anticipation of some major additions coming to Hollywood Studios, many old attractions had been closed, leaving large vacant spaces within this park. Change takes time. Little by little, those empty spaces are being filled. Here are some new things that you can look forward to right now when you visit Hollywood Studios. Continue reading 5 New Experiences Now Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

2014 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney World

MNSSHP1One of my favorite times to visit Walt Disney World is during the holidays, especially at Halloween, when the park holds Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

During the Halloween season, the train station, entrance to The Magic Kingdom and Main Street U.S.A. are decorated with orange and brown bunting, carved jack-o-lanterns, hay bales, fall flowers and scarecrows that are dressed as Main Street U.S.A. cast members. It’s a fun, festive look and gives Main Street U.S.A. even more of a down home feel. Continue reading 2014 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney World

Smile! Disney’s Free Memory Maker Offer

dtnemail-Pre-SchoolHeroShot-7627eWoody says, “Smile partner with Disney’s Memory Maker.”

What is Memory Maker? Great question! Memory Maker is an unlimited array of all the photos taken by Disney PhotoPass photographers—and photos taken at select dining experiences and attractions by Disney castmembers. Forget about having to purchase each photo individually, because now you get digital copies of all of your photos that you can download and share with family and friends.

Disney is offering Memory Maker for free (YES, FREE!) for certain dates in August and September. Continue reading Smile! Disney’s Free Memory Maker Offer

Camp Minnie Mickey Closes January 6

Camp Minnie Mickey Christmas TreesDisney updated their official refurbishment list on December 23, 2013.  They have now listed when Camp Minnie Mickey in Animal Kingdom will be closing.  It closed on January 6, 2014.  The Festival of the Lion King show is located in Camp Minnie Mickey.  The last show in the current theatre was on January 5, 2014.  The show will be dark until the new theatre in Africa is finished.  The big draw to Camp Minnie  Mickey was Festival of the Lion King.  The area was built around that show.  The Disney characters that appeared there were always fun to visit with.  If you visited during the Christmas season you were in for a treat.  Camp Minnie Mickey was also known for the beautiful Disney character themed Christmas trees that adorned the area at Christmas time.  I am glad I collected lots of pictures of those trees. Continue reading Camp Minnie Mickey Closes January 6

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Walt Disney World

DisneyhalloweenIt’s that time of year again, and Walt Disney World is ready!  The Magic Kingdom will transform into Fall decorations, and you’ll see pumpkins in every shape and size!

One of my favorite Fall events taking place is at The Magic Kingdom  in Walt Disney World is Mickey’s Not-So- Scary Halloween party.

Parties will take place from 7 p.m. – midnight on September 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 29; October 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31; and November 1. Advanced ticket prices are available on certain nights. Be warned that some dates may sell out so plan accordingly.

There are several events taking place at the party this year: Continue reading Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Walt Disney World

Disney Princesses at Fairytale Hall

Disney Princesses Sing for Princess Fairytale HallMagic Kingdom in Walt Disney World has been busy getting ready for the Disney Princesses.  The brand new Princess Fairytale Hall will open in Fantasyland on September 18, 2013!  This Disney attraction will have Fast Passes available.

I happen to have a trip planned right at that time.  Can you imagine how excited I am?  I am hoping to meet the princesses in their new venue.  Disney released a picture of the sign outside.  They also released a short video that had some fun details.  Did you know that Disney will feature two princesses at Princess Fairytale Hall? Continue reading Disney Princesses at Fairytale Hall


disney shopWhen it comes to naming the things that I love, of course, I start with my husband and my kids.  Two things that run very close to the top are shopping and Disney.  What better than to combined the two?

Disney offers some great retail therapy!  From the parks, to resorts to DownTown Disney, it is a virtual shopaholic paradise. Continue reading I LOVE TO SHOP, ESPECIALLY DISNEY STYLE!

Disney News ~ Ready to Warm Up?

Disney News Aulani Discount OfferAre you are getting sick and tired of the snow and cold weather?  I have some Disney news that might interest you.  Disney is offering a nice deal in Ko Olina, Hawaii at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa.  They would really  like us to visit Aulani.  A discount is being offered for stays April 7 through May 23 and May 27 through June 8, 2013.  If you book a minimum of 3 nights you will get a 4th night free!  Let’s face it free is always fun!  The offer is available to book until April 6, 2013.  Our  Laughing Place Travel will be happy to help you plan!  This resort provides a luxurious way to enjoy Hawaiian culture. Continue reading Disney News ~ Ready to Warm Up?