Disney World Star Wars Resort, Like Nothing that Exsists Today

Yesterday Disney announced some new details for their planned Star Wars Resort.  These details have every Star Wars fan squeeling with delight & waiting on the edge of their seats for this experience.  Below is the statement that Disney released…

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Last summer, we announced plans for an immersive Star Wars-inspired resort to be built at Walt Disney World® Resort. Tonight we’re happy to share more details on what this thrilling new resort, which will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, will be like.

This first-of-its-kind resort will combine luxury with complete immersion into an authentic Star Warsstory. Guests’ journey through space will start when everyone departs together for a multiday Stars Wars adventure by boarding a starship alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during a voyage through the galaxy.

At the resort, Guests immediately become active citizens of the galaxy and can dress up in the proper attire. Every resort window will also have a view into space. The opportunity for immersion at this resort will also stand out among all Disney resorts around the globe, as it will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, allowing guests a total Star Wars experience.

Stay tuned for future updates on this fascinating place!

Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a Disney & Star Wars addict.  I’m also a travel agent.  As I type this I am onbroad the Disney Fantasy during a Star Wars Day at Sea Cruise.  You can imagine my excitment at this news.  If you would like to plan a trip to this amazing new resort, let me know & I will put you on my list of people waiting for news of opening dates.  My planning assistance always comes at no additional cost to you.
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Incredible Summer Coming to Walt Disney World

Characters from several popular Disney films will be joining guests in all four of the Walt Disney World theme parks this summer.

This summer enjoy seeing characters from the Incredibles, Guardians of the Galaxy, UP and of course Toy Story in the new Toy Story Land.

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Disney has released the details below

The Incredibles Take Over Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom® Park – Guests can party with Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and Frozone from Disney •Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and the soon-to-be blockbuster “Incredibles 2.” Edna Mode, the greatest superhero costume designer, will also make her debut appearance. Each evening, guests can enjoy a “SUPER” dance party on the Rocket Tower Stage.  Disney •Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” opens in theaters June 15, 2018

The Guardians of the Galaxy Take the Stage at Epcot® – StarLord, and Gamora from “The Guardians of the Galaxy” will join an alien band, taking guests on a journey through the cosmos. The party will feature hits from Awesome Mix Tapes 1 and 2 – fun and favorite tunes from the two movies’ soundtracks – building the anticipation for a new Epcot Guardians of the Galaxy attraction.

“Adventurers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure” & A “Dino-Tastic” Celebration for Donald Duck Will Debut At Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park – Two new can’t-miss offerings will debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in time for the park’s 20th anniversary. First, guests can discover new bird species from around the world at the new show “Adventurers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure,” which will star Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug. The park will also launch a “dino-tastic” celebration, in which Donald Duck takes over Dinoland, U.S.A., in a new character celebration.

To add extra fun to your stay, you can watch “The Incredibles 2” at AMC Disney Springs® I will be going to watch for sure, will you?
Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen is in the spotlight, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack, whose superpowers are emerging. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible. “Incredibles 2” busts into theaters on June 15, 2018.

And last, but not least …

Toy Story Land Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® – One major highlight of “Incredible Summer” will be the grand opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This new 11-acre land will shrink guests to the size of a toy and allow them go explore the fun and adventure of Andy’s backyard. There, guests can experience two new attractions: the family coaster Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers. Toy Story Land also will feature an existing guest-favorite attraction, Toy Story Mania!, which will expand to add a third track into the rotation. The land’s Woody’s Lunch Box will be a new quick-service restaurant that will offer up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats to Toy Story Land Guests.

Stay tuned to Disney Travel News for more details and opening date information on Toy Story Land!

Let me help plan the details of your summer vacation!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, filled with information & a custom planning calendar.
    Dining reservation assistance. Let me help you make your dining reservations for those popular Disney Restaurants. *based on availability
    Fastpass+ assistance.  Undeicded on which attractions are the best for your family? I’m happy to help you plan to utilize your Fastpasses to your advantage and will also provide assistance making those reservations *based on availability
    Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
    Fee-Free Planning. All of my assistance comes at no added cost to you. I book directly through Disney and never charge a service fee.  When you book your trip through me, you will get all of the services that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
    • Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.  If you are considering adding other Orlando attractions to your vacation, why not get assistance of someone who is local and been there?

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.

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 theme parks with my family exploring all of the newest things that Disney has to offer.
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10 Things to know about Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is amazing with larger than life characters that celebrate the films we all know and love. Read through for 10 fun facts about this amazing resort.

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1. Art of Animation resort has 4 separate wings each themed with beloved characters from The Little Mermaid, Lion King, Nemo and Cars.

2. You can learn how to draw Disney characters with character artists in the lobby.  This is a great activity for the kids to enjoy while the parents check-in at the first resort to offer check-in pods instead of the traditional check-in desks.

3. The family suites in this resort sleep up to 6 guests and outnumber the standard rooms.  The family suites have 3 separate sleeping areas, 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette.  You will find the family suites in the Lion King, Nemo and Cars wings of the resort.

4. The quick service food court, Landscape of Flavors, is the first food court to use washable plates and utensils instead of disposable.

5. At Landscape of Flavors you can customize your meals when they are made. The food offered at this quick service restaurant is unique and ranges from Italian to Asian to well known American dishes.

6. The Big Blue Pool is the feature pool, themed after fining Nemo. It holds over 310,000 gallons of water andis the largest pool on Disney property outside of the water parks.  It has a dozen underwater speakers where you can listen to music and characters from Nemo., but speakers can only be heard when you submerse your head under the water.  Yes, you have to get your head wet.  lol

7. The Cars wing has life-sized characters from the movie including Lightening McQueen, Doc, Mater and even some that you cannot see in the parks including Fillmore, Sarge, Luigi & Ramon.  These provide wonderful photo opportunities for Cars fans of all ages.

8. The Art of Animation Resort buildings are almost a reverse mirror image of the building layout at Pop Century Resort.  The resort is also located just across Generation Gap Bridge from Pop Century.  If you would like to explore another well-themed value resort, just walk across the bridge.  They also have a wonderful pizza option in the Pop food court.

9. All of the standard rooms, that sleep 4 guests, are located in the Little Mermaid wing and this wing does not have any family suites.

10. There is a running trail that makes a complete loop around the lake and between both the Art of Animation Resort and the Pop Century Resort.

For more photos of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, visit my website HERE

Read details about Disney’s Art of Animation Resort HERE

Let us help plan the details of your vacation!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

• Receive a welcome packet when you book, filled with information & a custom planning calendar.
Dining reservation assistance. Let me help you make your dining reservations for those popular Disney Restaurants. *based on availability
Fastpass+ assistance.  Undeicded on which attractions are the best for your family? I’m happy to help you plan to utilize your Fastpasses to your advantage and will also provide assistance making those reservations *based on availability
Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
Fee-Free Planning. All of my assistance comes at no added cost to you. I book directly through Disney and never charge a service fee.  When you book your trip through me, you will get all of the services that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
• Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.  If you are considering adding other Orlando attractions to your vacation, why not get assistance of someone who is local and been there?

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.

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.  The only thing I love more than exploring Disney myself is helping others plan their vacations.  I hope that I will be able to assist you in planning yours.
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What’s Coming To Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World

Yesterday Disney released some details about the things that you will see in the newest area of Hollywood Studios scheduled to open in 2019.  I’m excited to see Toy Story Land when it opens this summer, but excitement begin to describe of how I feel about the new Star Wars Land.

If you are visiting Hollywood Studios in the near future, you may not be able to get into the new land yet, but you can get a sweet photopass photo in front of this impressive entrance and pick-up some limited edition merchandise while you are there.

Eight interesting facts were announced by Disney and I am sharing them with you below.

1. It Opens Next Year! – Opening date is currently set at 2019. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Disneyland® Resort will debut first and the land at the Walt Disney World® Resort will debut second.

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The entrance to Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios (photo taken Jan. 2018)

2. It’s Set On The Planet Batuu – At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests will visit Batuu, a remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It’s also a convenient safe haven for those intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order.

3. A Second Attraction Planned for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Puts You On A Star Destroyer – This attraction, “built on a scale we’ve never done before,” will make guests feel like they’re inside a hangar bay in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. (The name of this attraction is still yet to be released).

4. A Cantina Will Serve Up Blue Milk – Only one food and beverage item has been announced for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so far and that’s the blue milk Luke Skywalker made famous in “Star Wars IV: A New Hope.”

5. Expect To See Characters From A Galaxy Far, Far Away – Guests will also encounter many familiar faces inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including BB-8, Chewbacca, members of the First Order and – among many others – Rex, the troublesome pilot you may remember from the previous version of a certain Disney attraction who takes on a new role in this land as the DJ at the cantina.

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6. The Land Will Feature Marketplaces & New Toys – Imagineers looked to the exotic markets of Istanbul and Marrakech for inspiration for the land’s marketplace, where guests can explore a rich collection of shops and merchant stalls. One stall will be overseen by a Toydarian, a creatures fans first encountered on Tatooine in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” Here, your Clients will be able to discover all kinds of fun toys straight out of the Star Wars galaxy.

7. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Merchandise Has Already Been Released – The first Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge merchandise, available at select locations at the Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort, was released in December. The line currently consists of an assortment of men’s and women’s T-shirts, hats and more that feature faces and places familiar to Star Wars fans, including the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge logo, the Millennium Falcon, BB-8, DJ Rex and more.

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Merchandise currently in Hollywood Studios outside the entrance to Galaxy’s Edge

8. View A Portion Of The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Model Right Now – A portion of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge model is currently on display at the end of the Walt Disney Presents exhibit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.
Stay tuned to Disney Travel News for more updates about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World® Resorts.

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this model is currently on display inside One Man’s Dream in Hollywood Studios

Stay tuned for more information…..

Let me help plan the details of your galactic adventure!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

• Receive a welcome packet when you book, filled with information & a custom planning calendar.
• Dining reservation assistance. Help with your dining reservations (based on availability) at time that won’t interfere with your touring.
• Fastpass+ assistance.  Which attractions are the best for your family to utilize your Fastpasses for and assistance making those reservations (based on availability).
• Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
• Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.

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 or exploring a Florida area attraction with my family.  Living in Florida allows me to keep up to date with all of the newest things that Disney releases, on land and at sea.
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Breaking News! Disney World Guests can Purchase additional Fastpasses.

Beginning on January 12th Guests select Walt Disney World Hotels will be able to upgrade their ticket to include 3 additonal fastpasses for their stay!!!  On top of that, they will be able to make those fastpasses 90 days prior to their arrival so that is 30 days before anyone else!
Since Disney states that this is available for guests with ‘signature services’ I can only assume that this will be offered to guests staying in club level rooms.
This is a LIMITED TIME trial by Disney.  If you are one of my guests traveling to Disney World in 2018 and would like to add this option to your package, please let me know and I will be watching to see if we can apply this to your vacation package.

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Beginning Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, Guests staying in rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels that are eligible for Disney Signature Services and who have purchased a 3-day or longer theme park ticket or an annual pass are able to purchase a theme park extra for $50 plus tax per Guest per day as part of a new, limited pilot program to receive the following:

    • Three additional FastPass+ selections per day. FastPass+ attractions and entertainment experiences, the number of selections you can make and available arrival windows are limited.
    • The opportunity to reserve these three additional FastPass+ selections in more than one theme park when a valid Park Hopper option is also purchased with the ticket.
    • A booking window of up to 90 days in advance for these three additional FastPass+ selections and the ability to book them at multiple top-tier attractions. Guests may not repeat the same FastPass+ attraction during a single day.
    • Preferred viewing location for nighttime spectaculars, one per day, including Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom®Park, Illuminations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot®, Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Advanced reservation is required and availability of each nighttime spectacular preferred viewing location is limited.

All theme park Guests with valid theme park admission continue to receive up to three FastPass+ selections at a single park per day at no extra charge, as well as additional day-of in-park selections that may be reserved and redeemed one-at-a-time after those initial three selections are redeemed.

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 always keep up with all of the new offers from Disney in order to help my guests plan the best vacation possible and it all comes at NO additional cost to them.  If you would like FREE planning assistance for your next Disney vacation, it all starts with a free quote.  Visit my website or contact me today!
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NEW Walt Disney World Disney Springs Hotel Packages

New for 2018 Walt Disney World is introducing special Disney Springs area hotel packages.  These packages will be ideal for larger families or guests wanting to stay in a hotel chain that they are familiar with.

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The seven Deluxe & Moderate-style Disney Springs area hotels are located next door to Disney Springs, have Disney merchandise stores, include transportation to the Disney theme parks (about every 30 minutes) and an exclusive passport to Disney Springs.

In order to take advantage of the new package benefits.  You MUST book a Disney vacation package through your Travel Agent or through Disney Travel Company from 1/1/18 – 12/1/18.

The 2018 travel packages include:
• Accommodations for 1-14 nights
• 2 to 10-day Magic Your Way Ticket, upgradable to Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus
• Magical Extras
– Miniature Golf: 4 vouchers per package for an 18-hole round of mini-golf before 4pm
– ESPN Wide World of Sports: 4 vouchers per package general admission to event days
– Sammy Duvall Water Sports: Discount off all non-discounted activities
– Splitsville Luxury Lanes: Discount off the non-discounted price of bowling & more
• Keepsake luggage tags: one per person
• Complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World theme parks
• Extra Magic Hours to the Disney Theme Parks
• Eligible to make Disney Fastpass+ selections 60 days prior to arrival

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The participating resorts are:
• B Resort & Spa
• Best Western Lake Buena Vista
• Double Tree Suites by Hilton
• Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
• Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
• Holiday Inn Orlando
• Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
• Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista

Additional Package Add-Ons:
• Alamo Rent-A-Car
• Travel Insurance
• Airfare
• Memory Maker
• Walt Disney World golf
• Disney quick service dine card
   – each person on the reservation must be on the plan. Adult $35 for $40 value. Child $12.50 for a $15 value.
– the miniumum dining card pacakge begind at: Adult $105 for $120 value. Child $37.50 for $45 value.

These hotels provide a great option for people looking for certain things like larger rooms or hotels off of Disney property.  Staying in the Disney owned resorts still ads exclusive benefits for Disney visitors.

Benefits exclusively for Disney Resort guests:
• MagicBands
• Dining Reservations 180 days in advance +10 days
• Disney’s Magical Express transportation
• Free Parking at the Disney theme parks
• Disney Dining Plan option

Let us help plan the details of your vacation!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

• Receive a welcome packet when you book, filled with information & a custom planning calendar.
Dining reservation assistance. Let me help you make your dining reservations for those popular Disney Restaurants. *based on availability
Fastpass+ assistance.  Undeicded on which attractions are the best for your family? I’m happy to help you plan to utilize your Fastpasses to your advantage and will also provide assistance making those reservations *based on availability
Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
Fee-Free Planning. All of my assistance comes at no added cost to you. I book directly through Disney and never charge a service fee.  When you book your trip through me, you will get all of the services that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
• Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.  If you are considering adding other Orlando attractions to your vacation, why not get assistance of someone who is local and been there?

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.

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 or exploring a Florida area attraction with my family.  Living in Florida allows me to keep up to date with all of the newest things that Disney releases.
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2018 Disney Springs Area Hotel Packages

Disney Springs Area Hotel Packages fine print….

  • Everyone in the room must be booked on the same package and ticket options.
  • Package and package components are nontransferable.
  • First use of multi-day tickets must be completed by 12/31/18. Multi-day tickets and options expire 14 days from first use or by 1/14/19, whichever comes first.
  • Some activities and events are priced separately.
  • Visiting more than one Theme Park on the same day requires the Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option.
  • Park Hopper Plus Option
    1Water Parks subject to rehabilitation, seasonal and weather closures.
    2Greens fees for one round of golf. Tee times required and are subject to availability.
    3Valid only on event days. There are no events on certain days; some events require an additional admission charge. Days and hours of operation of concessions, venues and attractions varies based on the event schedule.
    4Valid for one round. Round must start prior to 4:00 p.m. Only one miniature golf course visit per day.
  • All pricing is in U.S. dollars.

 

1,000 Subscribers on our YouTube Channel!

YAY!  We have reached 1,000 subscribers on our YouTube Channel!!!  Thank you to the people who have subscribed to us.

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My name is Melissa and I am a Disney addict and I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney theme parks, on a cruise or enjoying another Florida area attraction.  I would love to help you plan your own family vacation at no additional cost to you.  Visit my website or email me to get started.
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