2017 Epcot Candlelight Processional

This fully immersive experience is part of Epcot’s Holidays Around the World in 2017 and runs from 11/24/17 through 12/30/17.  The amazing telling of the Christmas story boasts a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir and has become a holiday tradition for my family.

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This year 13 celebrity narrators are performing at the event and there are 6 brand new narrators. Several of which I am personally excited to watch.

  • NEW! Laurie Hernandez – November 24 to 26, 2017
  • NEW! Matt Bomer – November 27 to 28, 2017
  • Ana Gastayer – November 29 to 30, 2017
  • Whoopi Goldberg – December 1 to 3, 2017
  • NEW! Pat Sajak – December 4 to 5, 2017
  • Jodi Benson – December 6 to 8, 2017
  • NEW! Kurt Russell – December 9 to 11, 2017
  • NEW! Warwick Davis – December 12 to 14, 2017
  • Trace Adkins – December 15 to 17, 2017
  • Neil Patrick Harris – December 18 to 21, 2017
  • NEW! CCH Pounder – December 22 to 24, 2017
  • Jaci Velasquez – December 25 to 27, 2017
  • Chandra Wilson – December 28 to 30, 2017

The performances are every night at the America Gardens Theater at 5:00pm, 6:45pm & 8:15pm

If you want a good seat, you may want to consider reserving a Candlelight Processional Dining Package.  Find details on the dining packages HERE

Here is my video from last year with Steven Curtis Chapman as the narrator:

Because we are ultimate fans of the Guardian’s of the Galaxy series, we are thrilled that we have been able to grab a dining reservation, with preferred seating, to watch Kurt Russell perform.  I would also like to try out standby seating to watch Jodi Benson.

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the holiday season than with the biblical telling of the Christmas story surrounded by unsurpassed talent & a celebrity narrator.  What are your plans for the season?  Who are you most excited to watch?  Let me know in the comments.

Thank you for reading,
My name is Melissa and I am a Disney Fanatic!  I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney parks with my family.  I would be honored to assist you with planning your own Disney vacation from my experience and it all comes at no additional cost to you.  Contact me to start with a free, no obligation quote.
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Dogs now Welcome at select Walt Disney World Resorts

We have exciting news for Disney Parks fans who are also dog lovers. For the first time ever, Walt Disney World Resorts will welcome guests – and their dogs – to four of its resort properties!

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As part of this new dog-friendly pilot program, four Walt Disney World resort hotels have been designated dog friendly. Each property’s per night/per room pet-cleaning rate is:

  • Disney’s Art of Animation $50/night
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort in standard or garden view rooms$50/night
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort$75/night
  • Cabins at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort $50/night

A maximum of two dogs per guest room can be accommodated. Each guest room will have easy access to outdoor pet walkways for exercise and green spaces with pet relief areas.

We will also designate certain floors or sections of a hotel as dog-friendly, while the majority of areas will remain canine-free to accommodate Guests with allergies or other concerns.

Dog lovers will find plenty of Disney amenities and special touches for their four-legged friends.

  • At check-in, Pluto’s Welcome Kit includes mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, courtesy plastic disposable bags, puppy pads and dog walking maps. Also included: a Pluto “Do Not Disturb” door hanger indicating to hotel staff that a pet is in the room.
  • Disney enjoys a partnership with Best Friends Pet Care, an on-property full-service facility that can provide assistance with pet daycare and other pet services (fees apply).
  • Pet merchandise is coming soon to participating resorts.
  • While there are no in-room services available at this time, Best Friends Pet Care does provide services like doggie day care at its nearby facility on Disney property.

Dogs that are allowed to stay in guest rooms will be expected to be well behaved, leashed in public resort areas and properly vaccinated.

My name is Melissa and I am a Disney Fanatic; I’m also a travel agent.  I spend almost every weekend in one of the Disney parks with my family.  If you are interested in taking a vacation with your beloved pooch, contact me today for more information or a free quote.
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GIVE THE GIFT OF AN UNFORGETTABLE DISNEY WORLD VACATION

Ask your children what they got for Christmas last year, the year before or the year before.  How much do they remember?  Ask them about a family vacation you took & listen as the memories take flight.

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Limited-Time Offer: You can receive special Walt Disney World MagicBands in a holiday gift box when you purchase your 2018 package by Nov. 15, 2017*.Booking Window: Oct. 10-Nov. 15, 2017
Travel Window: Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2018

  • Minimum 3-night length of stay.
  • To ensure delivery of special gift box and MagicBands by Dec. 15, 2017, claim your reservation to your personal My Disney Experience account and verify your mailing address by Dec. 1, 2017.

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*This limited-time offer includes a special Walt Disney World MagicBand and gift box. To receive these items in home by Dec. 15, please create or sign into your My Disney Experience account at: StartYourDisneyExperience.com, link your Resort package reservation, verify your address and personalize the MagicBands no later than Dec. 1, 2017.

My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic; I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me on most weekends, with my family in a Disney park exploring everything that Disney has to offer so I can help you plan your own magical vacation.

If you would like to reserve this offer and have these special MagicBands under your tree for Christmas, contact me today!  Rooms are limited!
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The Ultimate Disney Christmas Package

WRAP UP THE ULTIMATE DISNEY CHRISTMAS PACKAGE FOR EXCLUSIVE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

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You can celebrate the magic of the holidays in The Most Magical Place on Earth with the Ultimate Disney Christmas Package at Walt Disney World® Resort. You’ll arrive on December 21 and depart on December 26, 2017 and enjoy an itinerary full of magic, including exclusive experiences just for Guests on this package! Take a look at all the unique Yuletide offerings included in this festive offer:

  • December 21, 2017 – One ticket per Guest in your party to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic KingdomPark
  • December 22, 2017 – Access to special nighttime Extra Magic Hours at Pandora – The World of Avatar within Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
  • December 23, 2017 – A special holiday Character experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • December 24, 2017 – An invitation to a special Christmas Eve dinner celebration at Epcot
  • December 25, 2017 – A special holiday gift delivered to your Disney Resort hotel room

This offer also includes a 5-night stay at select Disney Moderate, Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort hotels plus 4-day Theme Park tickets with Park Hopper® Option! Starting at $139 per person, per night, for a family of four in a standard room at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Guests can wrap up this offer for a total package price of $2,775*.

Book through December 10, 2017

The following Disney Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resort hotels and room types are excluded:

  • 3-bedroom villas
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

*Price based on 2 adults, 1 junior and 1 child. The number of rooms allocated to this offer is limited. The number of packages available for purchase is limited. Valid Theme Park admission required to attend Theme Park events included with this offer. Theme Park Tickets with Park Hopper Option must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be by December 31, 2018. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer excludes 3-bedroom Villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. One holiday gift per room.

My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic; I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me on most weekends, with my family in a Disney park exploring everything that Disney has to offer so I can help you plan your own magical vacation.

If you would like to reserve this offer to spend Christmas at Walt Disney World with your family, contact me today!  Rooms are limited!
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures
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CLIA Plan A Cruise Month is Here! What it means for you…

The feel of the sea breeze in your hair, the sound of the ocean waves, sunsets at sea, the taste of gourmet food and the sand between your toes.  What’s not to love about the adventure of cruising?  During the month of October I will be focusing on sharing cruise information with you all month long, and why I personally love cruising.

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October is CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) Plan A Cruise Month.  This month there are great offers from numerous CLIA Cruise Lines; too many to list in this one blog post.  😉  I’ve seen some amazing, last minutes deals, that you can contact me about. (Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com)  The offers for CLIA Plan A Cruise Month are only good for official members of CLIA.  As an Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC) CLIA member, I can help you search for the perfect deal.  Many offers are only good for the first week in October, so don’t delay!

This month I will be focusing on information all about cruising.  Different cruise lines, different destinations, food, fun, family and more.  Cruises are perfect for those group vacations and you can possibly score your cruise free of charge if you are the leader of your group; just ask me how.

Below are some of the offers from the cruise lines – please don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information on any of these special offers.

Disney Cruise Line is offering a free onboard credit for all 7-night cruises onboard the Disney Fantasy that depart from February – March 2018.  See the full flyer below…

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has several great offers: 50% off the second guest + kids sail free and a bonus of $100 to spend at sea.  All are on select sailings.  Contact me for amazing ‘last minute’ deals on this cruise line!

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Carnival Cruise Line also has several great offers:

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Norwegian Cruise Line is offering onboard credits of up to $1000. Read the details below or contact me for more information.  This offer ends on October 9th.

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Princess Cruise Line has a couple of super offers for Plan A Cruise Month.  Pick your destination & then find the perfect offer!

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Do you see anything that intrigues you?  Contact me today & we can get started planning your dream cruise vacation.

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Holiday Bag Offer for Walt Disney World

If you’ve always dreamed of visiting Walt Disney World during the holidays, you can book now & get a little extra holiday Pixie Dust.  I’m offering this adorable, heavy canvas, limited edition, Walt Disney World snowman bag when you book your next 4-night holiday vacation package in a moderate or deluxe resort.

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Requirements:  Book a 4 night, 4 day ticket package in a Walt Disney World moderate resort, deluxe resort or deluxe villa with a minimum of double occupancy
Book by:
October 31st, 2017
Travel Dates: November – December 2017 and November – December 2018
This offer CAN be combined with any current offer through Walt Disney World Resort
Click HERE to see all of the current Walt Disney World offers

Bag Details: This heavy duty canvas, festive bag is the perfect place to store all of your Walt Disney World plans, memories & more.  It is remarkably detailed with embroidery surrounding the snowman, his scarf & his hat.  The bag measures approximately 17.5″ wide x 15″ tall x 5″ deep.  It has little hidden pockets on the inside as well as a zipper pocket, plus pockets on each side of the outside with a snap closure at the top of the bag.  Can you see all of the little hidden Mickey’s in the snowflakes?

*This bag will be shipped with your final travel documents approximately a week prior to travel.
*This offer is based on availability & is subject to change.  I will tell people when the bags of run out; I only have a limited number of them.
*One bag per room; based on a double occupancy minimum
*Cannot be combined with any other Pixie Dust offers offered via yours truly.  (me)

What are you waiting for?  Visit my website today or contact me for a free, no obligation quote to begin planning your next Walt Disney World holiday vacation.
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Star Wars Galactic Nights Returns to Walt Disney World

On December 16th, 2017 Star Wars Galactic nights will be offered for the second consecutive year and tickets are on sale today!  Last year the tickets sold out very, very quickly so if you are interested in this event, please make your arrangements early.  I’m always here to help you plan.  😉

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This special ticketed event is held in Disney’s Hollywood Studios park, after the parks closes at 7:00pm and ends at midnight.  You will be enthralled by a variety of Star Wars entertainment & experiences.

On top of the entertainment there are, special photo opportunities, event-exclusive merchandise and F&B, character greetings, a look at the ongoing Star Wars expansion coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and much more.

Here’s a look at other event offerings:

  • Star Wars Entertainment – Both Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks and the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away stage show will be enhanced with special saga elements.
  • Sneak Peeks at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – The Epic Theater will play host to a special one-night-only panel discussion about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the 14-acre Star Wars expansion that’s set to open in 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Special Photo Ops – Throughout the park, your Clients can step into immersive and iconic scenes from their favorite Star Wars films in a series of incredibly detailed photo locations, including new backdrops inspired by Star Wars Rebelsand other scenes from the saga.
  • Character Encounters – Guests can be on the lookout for Star Wars characters like Ewoks, AWR Troopers and roaming droids; Jedi Knights teaching younglings in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple; rocketing to the stars aboard Star Tours – The Adventures Continue; and more.
  • Exclusive F&B and Merchandise – Even more specialty Star Wars-themed food and beverage and merchandise will be available.
  • Enjoy park attractions – Select attractions will be open to all Guests. At embarkation points to Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, your Clients may come face-to-face with Stormtroopers on the lookout for a Rebel spy.

Star Wars: Galactic Nights access and activities will be exclusive to event ticket holders. Last spring’s event sold out, so booking early is strongly suggested. Tickets are priced at $129 adults, $124 ages 3-9 and go on sale Sept. 6, 2017.

Thank you for reading!
My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic; I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney Parks with my family.  I would love to help you book & plan your vacation at no additional cost to you.  It all starts with a free, no obligation quote.  Visit my website or email me for details.
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