Extra Magic Tips for Your Disney Vacation by Jessica Nix

 

Jessica Nix as Maleficent at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

One of the most popular questions I get asked about going on any Disney vacation is, “What can I do to make it extra magical?” My personal favorite way is for my daughter, Adalyn, to play dress up at the parks and on Disney cruises! My husband Brandon and I, have been taking Adalyn to various Disney destinations since she was two years old, and some of our best memories are of her dressing as her favorite character and getting to meet them. Her expression and amazement are something that I will never forget.

The characters are wonderful, and when children are dressed to match them, they make an extra special effort to make your child feel special! Not only do the characters make that extra effort, cast members throughout the resorts and cruise do as well. When dressed in her costumes, she is always addressed by the characters name (Hello Minnie, Cinderella, Princess, etc). She has even been announced to fellow passengers as a princess on the Walt Disney World buses as we travel to the parks each day.

Jessica’s daughter, Adalyn with Rapunzel.

Meeting Cinderella on the Disney Dream.

There are also certain times at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and on Disney Cruise Line when adults are allowed to dress up in costumes as well, making it even more fun for the whole family. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one of those times when the whole family can dress up. This event is a favorite of my family! We choose a theme and all coordinate outfits. Then we meet our matching characters at the party for photos.

Pirate Night aboard the Disney Dream.

Meeting Minnie Mouse at Chef Mickey’s

While there are many extras with Disney that can be purchased such as the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Pirates League, dessert parties, Memory Maker, excursions on Disney Cruise Line and behind the scenes tours, your children’s favorite character costumes are a great and inexpensive way to provide a little extra pixie dust!

I have traveled to Walt Disney World and Disneyland over 20 times in the last several years and have taken 8 Disney, and I would love to help you plan your Disney vacation!

To book your Disney vacation with Jessica Nix: call 615-691-1271. Remember our concierge service is free to you, no hidden costs, I do the planning, you have the fun.

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Meeting Belle at Akershus in Epcot.

Be Our Guest

Mr. Incredible on the Disney Wonder.

Mrs. Incredible & Adalyn.

Elsa at the Royal Sommerhus.

Warm hugs from Elsa.

Star Wars Day at Sea Aboard the Disney Fantasy.

Mulan in World Showcase

Star Wars Day at Sea on the Disney Fantasy

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Adalyn and Jasmine together at Akershus.

Tiana on the Disney Wonder.

Adalyn and Minnie Mouse at Walt Disney World.

Aurora at Akershus.

FREE Dining 2018…..RUMORS

Free Dining rumors have started and that’s just it, RUMORS.  Don’t be fooled by all the posts you may be seeing on social media.  They hit the internet yesterday and it hasn’t stopped.  Please know that nothing has been officially released by Disney and until that happens, don’t panic.  Will Disney offer it this year?  Probably, but there is no guarantee.  They may opt for a completely different offer, they may not, we just won’t know until it’s is announced by Disney.
If you are hoping for it and just waiting to book, you don’t have to.  When you book your Disney vacation with a Mickey World Travel agent, we will monitor your trip for any future discount and apply it should one be released.  This way you are booked and can relax, let us do the legwork for your vacation.  By booking early you are assured to have the travel dates and Disney Resort that work for you and we can book all your dining reservations.  Waiting for a future discount to book will only limit the restaurants that you will be using your potential free dining credits on.

Historically this is the month that the fall promos will be released, now it the time to be booking your dining for your fall visits, don’t wait and get shut out of Cinderella’s Royal Table or Chef Mickey’s.  Remember, there are no booking fees when you book your Disney vacation with Mickey World Travel.  To get started, click here to request a free no obligation quote or contact your Mickey World Travel agent directly.

 

2018 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets On Sale!

Tickets for both Mickey’s No-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets are available starting today.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates

  • August 17, 24, 28, 31
  • September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

Returning treats include the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show in front of Cinderella Castle featuring the mischievous Sanderson sisters from the hit Disney film “Hocus Pocus,” Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade and “Happy HalloWishes,” the fall spectacular led by the infamous Disney villains!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will transform the Magic Kingdom Park into a winter wonderland for the most magical 22 days of the year!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dates

  • November 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30
  • December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21

Returning favorites for the holidays include Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade; “Holiday Wishes,” fireworks spectacular; “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” featuring Queen Elsa using her incredible powers to present a gift to everyone in the kingdom—transforming Cinderella Castle into a sparkling, icy centerpiece for the celebration; and the jubilant show, “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration.”

To book your Disney vacation with Mickey World Travel: call us 7 days a week at 973-970-9733

Remember our concierge service is free to you, no hidden costs, we do the planning, you have the fun.

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Disney Announces Reopening Park Hours Following Hurricane Irma

After closing two and a half days for the first time the history of Walt Disney World, Disney announced the parks will reopen Tuesday September 12th.   Fortunately, the parks and resorts had minimal damage.

Magic Kingdom will be open 9am – 7pm with extra magic hours from 8 – 9am and Mickey’s No So Scary Halloween Party as scheduled from 7pm – 12am

Epcot will be open 9am – 9pm with extra magic hours from 9-11pm

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is open 9am – 9pm

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is open 9am – 9pm

Disney Springs will be open from 10am – 12am

The water parks will remain closed until further notice.

To book your Disney vacation with Mickey World Travel: call us 7 days a week at 973-970-9733

Remember our concierge service is free to you, no hidden costs, we do the planning, you have the fun.

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“That’s A Wrap” Great Movie Ride

Written By:  Melanie Hina

As many of you already know August 13, 2017 was the last day for the Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.   As we rode through the movies one final time it was with much nostalgia and misty eyes.  We thought back over our first ride and the many years of enjoying all that this iconic ride has represented.

The Great Movie Ride’s debut was on Disney MGM Studios’ opening day, May 1, 1989. It was inside a replica of Hollywood, California’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre; a historic movie palace on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  We have ridden through motion picture history for 28 years on this beloved 22 minute attraction.  It was originally supposed to be the main attraction in a show-biz themed pavilion in Disney’s EPCOT.  But, thankfully, Disney saw its potential and created an entire theme park around it.

With that said, there are few things certain in life.  However, one that is certain is change.  With change comes a mixture of sadness for what was and excitement for what will be.  So, what will become of this prime piece of Disney real estate?  It will become

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.  A first for Disney Imagineers’, Mickey and Minnie’s first ride is themed solely around them and is a 2 ½ D attraction.  This ride is promised not to disappoint. So even though the Great Movie Ride will always be near and dear to our hearts, let’s trust in the huge success that is Disney and be excited for the changes to come.  Farewell Great Movie Ride.   You served us well.

 

To book your Disney vacation call me at 265-425-2015 or MelanieH@mickeyworldtravel.com

Melanie has been an agent with Mickey World Travel since 2013. She lives minutes outside of Magic Kingdom and she enjoys the Disney Parks weekly. She would love to help you plan your next vacation.  

Remember our concierge service is free to you, no hidden costs, we do the planning, you have the fun.

 

 

 

 

Disney Makes Major Announcements at D23

This weekend Disney announced changes coming to Walt Disney World in the future.   So let’s get started.

Hollywood Studios

  • Star Wars Land is to be named – Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. It will open first in Disneyland.

 

  • The Great Movie Ride will be closing August 13.  They are replacing it with a new attraction call Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway with new technology that is not 3D but what Disney is calling 2 1/2D that will give you the feel of 3D with no glasses.  The outside of the building is said to be staying the same.

  • Toy Story Land will open summer 2018!

Epcot:

  • A new attraction based on Ratatouille similar to the one in Disneyland Paris will go into a new area in France near the Eiffel Tower.
  • A new seamless circle-vision film is to be introduced in China.
  • The Guardians of the Galaxy ride IS coming to the Future World area of Epcot. Plans are to have it open by the 50th anniversary (2021).
  • There will be a new table service restaurant near Mission Space that will be themed where you are dining in space.

  • The Mission Space refurbishment currently going on will reopen next month with a new Green Mission.

Magic Kingdom:

  • The Tron ride currently in Shanghi Disney will be added to the Magic Kingdom, but unlike previous rumors, it will NOT be replacing the Tomorrowland Speedway. It will be in a new space next to Space Mountain. Again to be open by the 50th in 2021.

  • The Star Wars resort IS coming to Walt Disney World! A luxury, totally immersive, multi day experience, nothing like anything before.  No date for it’s opening has been announced yet.
  • There will be a new point to point transport vehicle in Walt Disney World – “Minnie Vans” – red and white polka dot Chevy Traverse vehicles.
  • Additionally, a new transportation system named “the Skyliner” will be a gondola based system between Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Art of Animation, & Pop Century.

Disney Cruise Line:

  • A new Beauty and the Beast Show (based on the live action film) is coming to Disney Cruise Line.
  • There will be another ship added to the fleet by 2023 (in addition to the 2 already being built).

DISNEYLAND RESORT:

  • Pixar Fest is coming to DL in 2018 – Fireworks, characters

  • Paint the Night – the nighttime parade at DL will return.
  • Next summer, Paradise Pier will become “Pixar Pier”!
  • Cars Land is getting a Halloween overlay this fall.

Disneyland is going to expand its Superhero presence. Besides Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man & the Avengers, there will be an immersive experience… stay tuned for more details on this.

As you can see so many changes coming to Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line. Stay tuned as with Disney, you never know if they may have more announcements coming today.

To book your Disney vacation with Mickey World Travel: call us 7 days a week at 973-970-9733

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2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule Announced!

Disney has released the 2017 Eat to the Beat Concert line up with some new additions for this year’s dates. Some popular groups are returning along with some great newcomers.

2017 Eat to the Beat Concert Line Up!

  • Delta Rae — August 31-September 1
  • The Hooters – September 2-3 NEW
  • Baha Men — September 4-5 NEW
  • Fuel — September 6-7
  • Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – September 8-10
  • Lauren Alaina – September 11-12 NEW
  • Plain White T’s — September 13-15
  • Sister Hazel – September 16-17
  • Air Supply — September 18-20
  • David Cook — September 21-22
  • Everclear — September 23-24
  • Sugar Ray — September 25-27
  • 38 Special – September 28-29
  • Mark Wills  — September 30-October 1 NEW
  • American Authors – October 2-3 NEW
  • Christopher Cross – October 4-5
  • Devon Allman – October 6-8 NEW
  • Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX — October 9-11
  • Taylor Dane — October 12-13
  • Jeffrey Osbourne  October 14-15
  • Postmodern Jukebox — October 16-17 NEW
  • 10,000 Maniacs — October 18-20 NEW
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket — October 21-22
  • Kenny G — October 23-24  NEW
  • Billy Ocean – October 25-26
  • Tiffany – October 27-October 29
  • Hanson — October 30-November 1
  • Blue October — November 2-3 NEW
  • Living Colour — November 4-5
  • Boyz II Men — November 6-8
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — November 9-11
  • Squeeze — November 12-13 NEW

To book your Disney vacation with Mickey World Travel: call us 7 days a week at 973-970-9733

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Magic Kingdom Special Event Tickets on sale today

Tickets for Mickey’s No Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party went on sale today.  This year’s Halloween party starts in August and runs on 34 select nights.

Dates for 2017 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party are:  

  • August 25, 29
  • September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29
  • October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31
  • November 1

August 29, September 1, 7, 10, 12, 17, 24 –  $74.00 plus tax 10+, $69.00 plus tax ages 3-9

September 19, 26 – $79/$74 plus tax

September 15, 22, 29, October 1 –  $88/$83 plus tax

October 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 15, 17, 10, 22, 24, 26, November 1 –  $94/$89 plus tax

October 6, 13, 20, 27, 29 – $99/$94  October 31 $115/$110

Dates for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are:   

  • November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, ,28
  • December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22

November 12, 14, 16 – $89-$84  November 9 – $94/$89 plus tax

November 10, 17, 26, 28, December 1, 3, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17 – $95/$90 plus tax

December 8, 15 – $99-$94

December 19, 21, 22 – $109/104

To purchase party tickets or to book your Disney vacation, call us 7 days a week at 973-970-9733 or email info@mickeyworldtravel.com  click here to get started

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2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Dates Announced

Disney has announced the dates for the ever so popular International Food & Wine Festival!  Mark you calendars:  August 31 through November 13 will be a record 75 days of global culinary creations, celebrity chefs, premium events, Eat to the Beat concerts, and more.

2016To book your Disney vacation with Mickey World Travel: call us 7 days a week at 973-970-9733

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New Discount Released for Walt Disney World

Disney released a new offer today!  Stay, Play & Dine Packages for January 1 through March 7, 2017, plus a Winter Room Offer for travel December 15-23, 2017 and January 1-April 8, 2017.  Disney Visa Card holders may book today, deposit must be paid with the Disney Visa Card.  General public may book this offer on Monday October 3, 2016.

Play, Stay & Dine Offer details:visa-card

Excluded Resorts include:

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Grand Floridian Villas
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid rooms
  • All-Star Movies
  • Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campsites
  • Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • 3-bedroom villas

Discount requirements include a minimum 3-night stay and at least two-day worth of tickets.

Winter Room Offer details:

Excluded Resorts include:

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid rooms
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campsites
  • 3-bedroom villas

To book your Disney vacation with Mickey World Travel: call us 7 days a week at 973-970-9733

Remember our concierge service is free to you, no hidden costs, we do the planning, you have the fun.

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