Hollywood Studios Backlot Tour Set to Close Permanently

Hollywood Studios rumors confirmed today.  Disney informed Cast Members working the Backlot Tour Sign Backlot Tour that the attraction will close permanently. The last day guests can ride the attraction is September 27th, 2014.  Disney has yet to officially announce the closure to guests but but many Cast Members have confirmed the news today.  The opening day attraction closes in just 8 days after 25 years.

No official word on what will occupy the space but the latest rumor is a PIXAR Place expansion to include a third track to Toy Story Mania which would add 50% more capacity to the attraction.  Other attractions that may be coming to Hollywood Studios are attractions currently in Toy Story Playland at Disneyland Paris and Toy Story Land in Hong Kong Disneyland.  The rest of the space is rumored to be for a Cars attraction.

It’s been a busy week in Walt Disney World with long time attractions ending their run soon.  First Maelstrom in Epcot and now the Backlot Tour.

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It’s Official! Frozen Attraction coming to Epcot

Some exciting news to report today.  Disney has officially what rumors have been floating around for weeks.  A Frozen attraction is coming to Epcot’s Norway Pavilion, which means October 5, 2014 is the last day guests can ride the Maelstrom.

During construction the pavilion will remain open and the new attraction is expected to open early 2016.  The new attraction will take guests to  Arendelle with scenes from the popular film.  Also opening will be  a royal greeting location with Anna and Elsa.Frozen Castel

Frozen is coming to the Magic Kingdom as well this holiday season.  Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf will join the holiday procession for Mickey’s Once Upon a Christimastime Parade on select nights during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Each evening beginning Nov. 5, 2014, Anna and Elsa will appear in a new show on the Castle Forecourt Stage at the heart of Magic Kingdom Park, as Queen Elsa uses her incredible powers to transform Cinderella Castle into a glimmering ice palace for the holidays.

But wait there’s more!  Over at Hollywood Studios some of the Frozen Summer Fun have been extended.  “For the First Time in Forever:  A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” is extended indefinitely and will be presented up to 10 times a day and in now eligible for FastPass+.Frozen Live

Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post and Frozen Funland will be moving on Sept. 28, 2014 from Soundstage One to a new space, in Streets of America near the exit of the Studio Backlot Tour. The new Wandering Oaken’s, expected to operate through the holiday season, will feature a larger-than-ever play area with real snow, plenty of “Frozen” merchandise, character cupcakes, and other treats.

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Villains Unleashed Guide Map

Here it is, hot off the presses, the guide map for the much anticipated  Villains Unleashed today from 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

With more than 50 of your favorite Disney villains appearing tonight this is sure to be an amazing event.  First timers from the hit movie Guardians of the Galaxy: Gamora and Star Lord as well as Constantine from Muppets Most Wanted.

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Who are you most excited to see?  Many of our Mickey World Travel agents are in attendance so check back for some great photos.

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Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Events Announced

Great new!  Disney has announced that on July 31, 2014 you can begin booking separately-ticketed Premium Events for this year’s International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot which will run from September 19 –  November 10, 2014.

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New Premium Events for 2014:

  • Dining Through the Decades, A Tribute to Walt Disney (Oct. 24) $99 or $119 per person
  • Experience Puerto Rico – The All Star Island (Sept. 20) $99 per person
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Boot Camp Series Interactive Epicurean Adventure (Sept. 21, Oct. 5, 12, 19, Nov. 2) $119 per person
  • Food for Thought (Fridays, plus Saturday, Oct. 11) $169 per person
  • Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing (Wednesdays) $55 per person
  • Italian White Truffle & Wine Pairing Dinner (Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) $295 per person

Popular Returning Events:

  • Parisian Breakfast (Saturdays) $39 per person
  • “3D” Disney’s Dessert Discovery (Oct. 3, 10, 17) $59 or $99 per person
  • Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining (more than 20 dinners throughout the festival; prices vary)
  • Shake and Indulge Like the French Featuring Grand Marnier (Saturdays beginning Sept. 27) $55 per person
  • Cheese Seminars (Saturdays) $79 per person
  • Party for the Senses (Oct. 4, 11, 18 and Nov. 1) $149, $189 or $299 per person
  • Party for the Senses Featuring Disney Chefs from Around the World (Oct. 25) $149, $189 or $299 per person
  • Food & Wine Pairings (Tuesdays and Thursdays) $55 per person
  • Sunday Mornings With… (Sundays) $99 per person

Plus, you can also enjoy Italian and French pairings and lunches, a Japan “Hibachi Experience,” and a Mexican tequila lunch, as well as popular Culinary Demonstrations ($15), Mixology Seminars ($15) and Wine Seminars ($15).

Don’t wait to contact your Mickey World Travel agent for details on booking this event, space if very limited and fills up fast.

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2015 Walt Disney World Packages Release Date Announced

The 2015 Walt Disney World® Resort, Disneyland® Resort and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa vacation packages will be available to book starting on July 30, 2014.

Please contact your Mickey World Travel agent for all details.  You don’t have to wait until the packages are released to start planning, our Travel Planners are here to start planning your trip today.  We have already began booking dining reservations for January 2015, if you are planning a trip for early 2015 give us a call today!

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Frozen Experience Coming to Hollywood Studios

Some really exciting news for all the Frozen fans.  Disney has announced today that starting July 5th Frozen is coming to Hollywood Studios.  The event will run daily through September 1st.  The highlights include:

Olaf on Summer Vacation – Olaf the snowman is having the time of his life on his very first Anna and Elsa Hollywood Studiossummer vacation! He chimes in throughout the day to keep everyone updated on all his adventures. Plus, you can pick up your very own Take-Along Olaf from locations in the park, so he can join you on your summer vacation.

Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome – At 11:00 a.m. each day, Elsa and Anna arrive in Hollywood as part of their goodwill tour of neighboring kingdoms, making their way down Hollywood Boulevard in a horse-drawn sleigh. Kristoff is along for the fun, too, joined by a flurry of skaters, skiiers, ice cutters and more! The entire procession culminates in a special moment at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage to officially welcome the visiting royalty to this kingdom of Hollywoodland

Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland – Inside Soundstage One, Oaken and his cousins have created a Frozen Funland filled with cold weather activities, unique photo opportunities, and more! There’s a frozen pond with ice skating demonstrations, wintertime fun for kids in the “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” play area, a “big summer blowout” with plenty of “Frozen” merchandise, and special “Frozen”-inspired food and beverage offerings.

“Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party – Starting at 5:30 p.m. each day, a dance party takes over the area around the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage, with a DJ, live band, and more! The band plays a variety of classic and contemporary summer rock & roll hits, as well as a cool, rocking medley of “Frozen” favorites. It’s going to be hot!

“Frozen” Fireworks Spectacular – Everything wraps up at 9:45 p.m. when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf come together at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage for a grand finale to the day’s festivities, kicking off an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the glorious music of “Frozen!”

Are you planning on attending this limited time event this summer?

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Changes to Disney’s Hollywood Studios are coming!

Rumors have be swirling on the internet for almost a year about a Star Wars Land coming to Hollywood Studios.  This past weekend news broke out of Walt Disney World that has Star Wars fans excited.

Disney announced that the American Idol Experience will be closing permanently in January 2015.Darth Vader Star Tours Our sources and more rumors are indicating that Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular will also close at the end of this year to make way for the rumored Star Wars Land. This is most logical space for them to build the new land since it’s close proximity to Star Tours and the space that now houses the American Idol Experience.

Here is Disney’s statement on the American Idol closing:

“After more than five successful years, The American Idol Experience will be coming to a close at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in January 2015. Our partnership with FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment has been a great addition to the park and we are very appreciative of the amazing cast and guests who have devoted their time and talent to make this experience special and memorable. We are incredibly proud of the more than 2,000 Dream Tickets that have given guests a chance to live their very own Cinderella story and audition for ‘American Idol’. This past season alone, three of the Top 13 contestants were originally discovered through The American Idol Experience and we expect the attraction to continue providing top contestants for ‘American Idol’ XIV in the coming year.”

These are still rumors but with the official closing of American Idol we are one step closer to seeing Start Wars Land becoming a reality.  Let us know in the comments what you think.

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party & Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets Available Today!

Tickets are now available for this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party & Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.Christmas Parade Mickey

This year’s dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party are:  September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, & 28  October 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, & 31

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be held on:  November 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 30  December 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, & 19

Tickets start at $67 for adults and $62 for children.

Contact your Mickey World Travel Planner for all the details on either party.

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Free Dining released for Fall 2014

The rumors were true!  Free Dining was released today to Disney Visa Card holders.  It will be available to the general public on Wednesday May 7th.

The offer is Free Quick Service for Value Resorts and Table Service plan for Moderate and Deluxe Resorts.   As always space is very limited and will fill up fast.free-ddp

The dates are as follows:

August 31 – October 3
October 26 – November  1
November 9 – November 20
December 12 – December 23

A three night minimum stay is required and there is a 14 night maximum.  All members of your party must have a 2 day park ticket.

Value Resorts with FREE Quick Service Dining:

All-Star Music Resort
All-Star Sports Resort
Art of Animation (Family Suites)
Pop Century Resort

Moderate Resorts with standard Disney Dining Plan

Caribbean Beach Resort
Coronado Springs Resort

Deluxe Resorts with standard Disney Dining Planfree-dining

Animal Kingdom Lodge
Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
BoardWalk Inn
Contemporary Resort
Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Polynesian Resort
Wilderness Lodge

Deluxe Villa Resorts with Disney Dining Plan

Bay Lake Tower
Animal Kingdom Villas
Beach Club Villas
BoardWalk Villas
Old Key West Resort
Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Villas at Disneys Wilderness Lodge
Fort Wilderness Cabins

Excluded Resorts are:

Fort Wilderness Campsites
All-Star Movies
Port Orleans: French Quarter
Port Orleans: Riverside
3-Bedroom Villas
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Art of Animation – Little Mermaid rooms

If you do not have a Disney Visa Card, don’t wait until the 7th, contact us today and we’ll book your trip and simply apply the promo for you on Wednesday.  Space is very limited for this offer, contact us today.

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Free Dining Rumors for Fall 2014

Many rumors are swirling on the internet and our sources are saying we can expect to see Free Dining released either tomorrow May 1st or Friday May 2nd for Disney Visa Card Holders and then on Monday or Tuesday to the general public.

The offer is expected to be just like last year:  Free Quick Service for Value Resorts and Table Service plan for Moderate and Deluxe Resorts.   As always space is very limited and will fill up fast.free-dining

The rumored dates are as follows:

August 31 – October 3

October 26 –  November 1

November 9 –  November 20

December 12 –  December 23

If you are planning on booking your trip to take advantage of this offer we recommend contacting your Mickey World Travel Planner and booking before the offer is released and we will apply the promo the moment is it released to assure you get the offer.  Disney is releasing less rooms in this offer every year and the sooner you book the better the chances you have to get the offer.

Remember this is rumor right now and not confirmed with Disney but as soon as it’s officially released we’ll let you know.

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