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Disney Parks After The Sun Sets

After spending a long day at the parks of Walt Disney World , do you stick around for the after hour activities?  With lights, sounds and lots of action, the parks come to life when the sun sets. Continue reading Disney Parks After The Sun Sets

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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

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CELEBRATING NEW YEAR’S EVE DISNEY STYLE

happyWith all of the excitement of the approaching holidays, New Year’s Eve sometimes gets forgotten.  I know that I’m guilty of waiting to think about December 31st until after the 25th!  At that point, it’s usually too late for me to get something fun planned.

For those of you that want to celebrate Disney style, there are several great options this year, and now is the perfect time to plan for them. Walt Disney World has celebrations filled with music, spectacular fireworks and delectable culinary delights this New Year’s Eve:

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Are you ready to kick up your heels?  You can swing in the New Year at Atlantic Dance Hall at the Boardwalk.  They will have a great, Big Band style party with hats and horns, a viewing of the EPCOT fireworks at midnight.   Toast the new year with champagne. A VIP experience, which includes access to an exclusive VIP section with a bartender and dessert bar is also available. Continue reading CELEBRATING NEW YEAR’S EVE DISNEY STYLE

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The Going Ons at Disney World this Fall

gingerbreadAs October quickly comes to an end, let’s chat fun events at Walt Disney World  in November and December! Disney will magically change the parks and resorts from “Halloween/Fall” decorations to the most magical time of year for me, Christmas! The parks and resorts turn into a winter wonderland of garland, lights, and ginger bread houses!!

Three events starting November and running through the Holiday season.

First up, at Disney’s Magic Kingdom park on select nights… Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. The party offers magic, cheer, and enchantment for guests of all ages. This is an extra ticket event. Prices starting at $74 plus tax. castle

This very Merry event is held from 7 pm to 12 am on the following dates:

  • November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, and 29
  • December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 18
Don’t miss your chance to see Cinderella’s castle shimmer with holiday music. It even ‘snow’s on Main Street!!

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New Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise Debuts at Walt Disney World Resort

Ferrytale Wishes; A Fireworks Dessert Cruise at Walt Disney World ResortHow would you like to set out on a ferry boat cruise on the Seven Seas Lagoon, enjoy delicious treats and beverages while you watch the amazing “Wishes” fireworks show from the most exclusive spot Mickey Mouse has to offer? Then the new ” Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise” is the perfect experience for you. Continue reading New Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise Debuts at Walt Disney World Resort

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Disney World Planning–CRUCIAL QUESTIONS

When starting the conversation about a Disney World vacation, planning is the most crucial step.  When I hear families discussing the multitudes of choices that Disney has to offer, some of their questions include: when should we go, where should we stay, what is a Magic Band, caribbetc.  magic band

 

 

 

So, to answer the first question, “When is the best time to visit?”  This answer depends, mainly, on your family.  If you can tolerate the hot, summer weather, I would suggest late August.  The crowds tend to be low because it’s nice and hot!  There are often promotional discounts at this time, too. Continue reading Disney World Planning–CRUCIAL QUESTIONS

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Disney, Off The Beaten Path–Escape to Walt’s Wilderness!

Escape To Walt's WildernessSo, you’ve been to Walt Disney World Resort more times than you can count on both hands. You want more than just rides and shows. You’ve seen all that you think there is to be seen at your favorite park, and now you’re looking for a more special experience. Perhaps it’s time you take one of the many guided tours offered at Walt Disney World Resort.

The Walt Disney World Resort has recently added a brand new tour, Escape to Walt’s Wilderness Tour. This new tour will give you an inside look at what it was that convinced Walt Disney that Central Florida was the perfect setting to accommodate his grand dream of the Walt Disney World Resort. Continue reading Disney, Off The Beaten Path–Escape to Walt’s Wilderness!

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Disney’s Candlelight Processional 2015 at Epcot

candlelight-processional-00-fullWalt Disney World’s Candlelight Processional at Epcot is a breathtaking retelling of the Christmas story in words and music complete with a 50 piece orchestra, a full choir and celebrity guest narrators.

Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the biblical tale of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem. Gorgeous choral pieces performed by a 50 piece orchestra and various choirs are interwoven with the narration, inspiring the audience with songs of hope and joy. The choir is entirely made up of members of Disney’s Voices of Liberty (red & black attire), the Cast Member choir (green robes), and visiting high school and guest choirs (gold robes). Continue reading Disney’s Candlelight Processional 2015 at Epcot

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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

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Harambe Nights Celebration at Animal Kingdom

harambe5In 1994, my niece, who was 3 at the time, fell in love with Disney’s newest movie release, the Lion King. She so loved it, that she wanted to be Simba for Halloween that year. She was Simba for 3 consecutive Halloweens! As I write this today, my niece is graduating from Grad school! I can’t believe 20 years have gone by since the release of that now-classic film! In honor of the “The Lion King’s” 20th anniversary, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is prepared to stage a special celebration event like no other.

It all begins with a Welcome Reception in the park’s Harambe Village, including mouth-harambe1watering appetizers and African –inspired wine and beer. Then it’s time for the “mane” event! Take your seat inside the newly built Harambe theatre for an unforgettable 55 minute performance of “The Lion King – Concert in the Wild.” What makes this performance even more special is that celebrity narrators will be on hand, in addition to a live orchestra and choir, along with dancers. During the show, guests will see the iconic scenes from the film, theatrically recreated for a never before seen take on The Lion King tale. The show brings to life the humor, heart, and stirring emotional power of Simba’s journey to find his place as the Lion King. Having been thrilled with the Festival of the Lion King, I get goose bumps imagining the heights this interpretation of “The Lion King” will reach! Continue reading Harambe Nights Celebration at Animal Kingdom

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