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.

email: jessicanix@mickeyworldtravel.com


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.

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!


  • 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).


  • 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

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

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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. … Continue reading