Fun Fall Giveaway

Enter this giveaway on my Facebook page:
I know seems early, but the Halloween festivities have begun in the Magic Kingdom. My family will be attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this Friday 9/1, and my kids’ goal is to collect candy at the Trick-Or-Treat stations. Guess how many pounds of candy our family will collect & post your guess in the comments on my Facebook page.

The person with the closest guess, without going over, will win this 2017 limited edition, Walt Disney World Halloween bag. Perfect for your own trick-or-treating this year.

To avoid a tie, you cannot guess the same number as someone else that has already posted; be sure & get your guess in early. You can change your guess as long as another person has not already guessed that number.

HINT: Watch on Friday night for my Facebook live post at the party, & we will hold up our bags of candy for you to see. ūüėČ

WINNER: The winner will be announced on Tuesday evening at 5:00pm during my Facebook live post. Good luck everyone and have fun playing!
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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 love exploring new experiences to help my guest plan the perfect Disney vacation and the best part is that when you book your trip with me, all of my planning services are FREE. ¬†What are you waiting for? ¬†It all starts with a free quote. ¬†Visit my website or email me to get started today.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures

Disney World App Now Offers Even More Convenience with the new Update.

Disney has just launched a new version of their “My Disney Experience” app with brand new features that add more convenience to your stay.

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I’ve been hoping for years that there would be an easier way to keep track of our dining credits when we are on the Disney Dining Plan. ¬†Now when guests stay at a Disney Resort hotel They can see their remaining dining plan meals and snacks right through their “My Disney Experience” app. ¬†On top of that guests can keep track of things that they have charged to their Disney Resort hotel account.

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For all my Disney coupons, who save money by using Disney gift cards, bring your Disney gift cards with you, charge purchases on your MagicBand & then use your cards to pay your Resort hotel account at guest services. ¬†You get the perks of using Disney gift cards & you don’t have to risk losing them in the parks.

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The newest app update also includes features like online check-in and mobile ordering for even more restaurants.

The list of restaurants now accepting mobile orders is as follows:


Magic Kingdom¬ģ¬†Park:
Columbia Harbour House
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe
Pinocchio Village Haus
Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant*

Electric Umbrella
Liberty Inn

Disney‚Äôs Hollywood Studios¬ģ:
ABC Commissary
Backlot Express

Disney‚Äôs Animal Kingdom¬ģ¬†Theme Park:
Flame Tree Barbecue
Satu’li Canteen

Disney Springs¬ģ:
D-Luxe Burger

*Location operates seasonally.
The only form of payment currently accepted through Mobile Order is credit card

If you are interested in mobile ordering, find detailed instructions here:

Do you think these new enhancements will add greater conveniences to your next Disney vacation?

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My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic; I’m also a travel agent. ¬†You will find me in one of the Disney parks almost every weekend with my family, exploring new activities & options. ¬†I would love to help you plan your next vacation & the best part is that all of my planning services are FREE to you when you book your next vacation through me. ¬†What are you waiting for? ¬†Your dream vacation all starts with a free quote.
Melissa Mathies
Pixie Dust Adventures – Destinations by Melissa


Try playing Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom in Disney World and get free, collectible cards

Have you ever tried playing the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game in Walt Disney World?  It’s a fun, interactive game & if you finish the game you will get another set of cards.  These cards make a great, free souvenirs & now my kids are hooked on collecting them.


Try it the next time you are in the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World!

Sign up at the Firehouse on Main Street U.S.A., on the left, as soon as you enter the Magic Kingdom under the train station or at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square.  They will give each  person a set of playing cards & a map of where to find the portholes to fight villains.  You will need to choose one person to be the team captain & that person’s MagicBand will be attached to the game that you are playing.  You will always need to scan that same MagicBand each time you visit a porthole to fight a villain.


You will be able to choose if you want to start playing your game in one of 4 lands in the Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland, Adventureland, Liberty Square or Main Street USA.  You will also be able to select your difficulty level of the game & if you are just starting to play I suggest that you start with the easiest.

Begin your game by finding locations on the map where you can fight off the evil villains using your spell cards.  Scan your MagicBand at the location, fight the villain & at the end of the battle it will direct you to the next location on the map.  Depending on your level, you will need to fight several battles in at least 5 lands in order to complete the mission & get another set of cards.


You can get special holiday cards at ticketed event such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party & Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.  You can only get the holiday cards during the special event & will be given one card for each party ticket you present.

During the Halloween & Christmas parties, they release a special edition card that you can collect.  You must have a party ticket & attend the party & you can get one per person in front of the Fire Station where you sign up for the game.

Use your MagicBand to play your own game over & over.  You don’t have to finish your game in a single day or even a single vacation.  Just save your Magic Band that is associated with the game, & pick up where you left off the last time that you played.

You can get one free set of cards per person, per day that you spend in the Magic Kingdom.  When you finish a game & foil the evil villain, you will be given a bonus set of cards for each person.

As a side note… if you return to Disney, after your initial game startup, and plan to continue where you left off,  you must bring the same Magic Band with you that you previously played on.  The Magic Bands to have a life span because of the battery inside, so I assume that when they die, you will not be able to continue your game unless you have switched the game to a new Magic Band.

Don’t forget to sign up to play the next time you visit the Magic Kingdom!

Why use a Travel Agent for your next Disney Vacation?

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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’m always exploring the new things that Disney has to offer so that I can help my guests plan their own vacation.  The best part is that all of my planning assistance is FREE for my guests.  That’s right, it doesn’t cost any extra to book through me over booking directly through Disney.  Questions?  Don’t hesitate to reach out to me & ask.  That’s what I’m here for!
Melissa Mathies
Pixie Dust Adventures ‚Äď Destinations by Melissa


NEW Star Wars Hyper-Reality Experience coming to Disneyland & Disney World

Attention Star Wars Fans!!!!!

Today Disney Parks Blog announced that The VOID (an entertainment company that combines the magic of illusions and advanced technology) will be bringing a groundbreaking, hyper-reality experience to Downtown Disney in Disneyland and Disney Springs in Walt Disney World.Star_Wars_Hyper-Reality_Experience-01Although no official dates or locations have been announced, this holiday season these immersive social experiences will take visitors to new worlds.

Disney parks blog states that, “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire¬†will transport you to a galaxy far, far away where you‚Äôll be able to engage with friends, family and¬†Star Wars¬†characters through sight, sound, touch, smell, and motion. It‚Äôll even allow environmental effects to be felt using Haptic feedback ‚Äď melding the physical and digital worlds together. So, you don‚Äôt just see the¬†Star Warsuniverse, you‚Äôre part of it at Disney Parks”.

If you have ever played a video game with a remote control that vibrates, then you are no stranger to Haptic feedback that brings you right into the action.

This one-of-a-kind experience is not to be missed by Star Wars fans of all ages and I will be thrilled to try this in person in just a matter of months.

Disney promised more announcments in the future, so stay tuned.
In the meantime… contact me if you would like to plan a Star Wars immersive vacation.

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 exploring the new experiences & attractions so that I can help my guests plan their own vacations through hours of personal experience. ¬†The best part is that all of my planning services are FREE when you book your vacation through me. ¬†That’s right, it does not cost any extra over booking directly through Disney. ¬†So, what are you waiting for? ¬†Head over to my website & get started on your dream vacation with a no obligation quote.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures


Epcot – One Adventure ends & a new one Begins in August

The Universe of Energy has been open since October of 1982. ¬†During it’s 35 years in operation it educated people about the energy around our world. ¬†We always thought of this lengthy attraction as a way to get out the the rain or cool of for a nap on a hot day.


It has recently been announced at D23, that the Universe of Energy attraction will be closing on August 13th, 2017 and I can’t help but look forward to what has been announced to replace it.

The new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction will be inside the current Universe of Energy building. ¬†Disney has not released an opening date for the attraction but Disney Parks Blog says “Epcot‚Äôs brand new E-ticket attraction will be based on the rockin‚Äô and action-packed world of ‚ÄúGuardians of the Galaxy‚ÄĚ and is the next step in how guests can encounter these characters at the Walt Disney World Resort. Epcot just may be the perfect place for a ‚ÄúGuardians‚ÄĚ-inspired attraction”


Mission: SPACE has been under refurbishment recently and now we know why…

in just a few weeks, guests will be able to enjoy new adventures at Mission: SPACE ‚Äď an updated Orange Mission (more intense training) and a brand-new Green Mission (Less intense experience).


Disney Parks Blog states “The updated Orange Mission will make an even more visually stunning trip to Mars, while the all-new Green adventure will allow guests to blast off for an orbital adventure around planet Earth.”

Which mission will you take the next time you visit this attraction?

One other announcement has been made for Epcot at D23 and that is the opening of a Ratatouille inspired attraction in the France Pavilion. Guests will be able to shrink to Remy’s size and scurry to safety in a dazzling chase across a kitchen with the sights, sounds and smells of Gusteau’s legendary Parisian restaurant.  According to Disney Parks blog this attraction will open sometime in 2021.

I look forward to bringing you updated information about these attractions as they open in the parks. ¬†Stay tuned…

Thank you for reading! My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic; I’m also a travel agent. ¬†You will find me in one of the Disney parks with my family almost every weekend. ¬†I love to all of the new experiences that Disney is always offering. ¬†If you’re dreaming of a Disney vacation, why not take advantage of some FREE, experienced planning assistance? ¬†It all starts with a free quote. ¬†Visit my website or email me for more information.
Melissa – Pixie Dust Adventures


Save up to 20% at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels this fall/winter

Walt Disney World Resort

Guests can save up to 20%* on rooms at select¬†Walt¬†Disney¬†World¬ģ Resort Hotels for stays most nights Oct. 8-Dec. 24, 2017.

Book by Oct. 7 for stays most nights Oct. 8-Dec. 24, 2017
Book by Dec. 24, 2017 for stays most nights Dec. 8-24, 2017

When you stay at a select¬†Walt¬†Disney¬†World¬†Resort hotel, you’ll enjoy benefits like first access to¬†Disney FastPass+**planning, complimentary¬†MagicBands,¬†Extra Magic Hours¬†in a Theme Park each day to enjoy select attractions (valid Theme Park admission and Resort ID required), complimentary transportation and standard parking, plus more!

The following room types and Disney Resort hotels are excluded:

  • 3-bedroom villas
  • Campsites
  • Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort ‚Äď The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional adult per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid standard rooms. 20% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available for other Disney Resort hotels.

**Valid Theme Park admission and online registration required. Disney FastPass+ attractions and entertainments experiences, the number of selections you can make and available arrival windows are limited.

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. ¬†Contact me for a free, no obligation quote.
Melissa – Pixie Dust Adventures

Disney Cruise Line Planning THREE new Ships!

Last year ¬†Disney Cruise Line announced that it would build 2 new ships for their fleet. ¬†These ships were scheduled to set sail in 2021 & 2023. ¬†Well… recently they have told the public that they would be adding not two but three new ships, nearly doubling the size of their current fleet. ¬†The additional ship is scheduled to set sail in 2022. ¬†This means that Disney would have a new ship every year for 3 years in a row, beginning in 2021.


‚ÄúWe decided two ships wouldn‚Äôt be enough to hold all of the exciting new experiences we have been dreaming up to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level with immersive Disney storytelling, world-class family entertainment, and imaginative innovations that are fantastically fun and uniquely Disney,‚ÄĚ Bob Chapek, Chairman of¬†Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, said.

The three new ships will be powered by clean-burning liquefied natural gas and be the same size ‚Äď approximately 135,000 gross tons with about 1,250 guest staterooms planned – which is a little larger than the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. ¬†The ships’ names & design are still in development at this time.

Disney boasts that these new ships will “usher in the next generation of innovative cruise experiences designed especially for families that will transform the art-of-cruising and take guests on adventures in a way never dreamed of before.”

Personally having cruised on all 4 of Disney’s ships, I can say that the Disney Cruise Line experience is nothing short of luxurious. ¬†I have to wonder with these new ships, where will Disney Cruise Line take us to next? ¬†Will the original ships set sail in China, Australia or any number of new destinations. ¬†Maybe one of the original ships will be a part of the Adventures by Disney itineraries in the future? ¬†Will this possibly bring down the price of the Disney Cruise Line experience or just create more hype for this highly sought after cruise experience? ¬†This all remains to be seen.

Stay tuned & I will be sure to pass along any new announcements from Disney Cruise Line.

My name is Melissa & I am a Disney addict; I’m also a travel agent. ¬†I currently live in Florida with my family, which allows me to keep up with all of Disney’s every changing offerings from the parks to the ships, I always love to explore it all. ¬†If you are dreaming of a Disney Cruise, you can now book through the end of 2018 and I can help you plan at no added cost to you. ¬†That’s right, it costs the same to book through me or directly through Disney Cruise Line & you get personalized service & never a hold time on the phone. ¬†It all starts with a free quote. ¬†ūüėČ ¬†Visit my website or contact me for more information.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures, Destinations by Melissa