Disney Night of Joy 2017, New Ticket Options

The 2017 Night of Joy talent lineup looks amazing, and this year Disney has introduced a new ticket structure as this popular event returns to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort Sept. 8-9, 2017.

Tickets will go on sale in early June; let me know if you are interested & I can email you when they are released.

 

Guests will be able to buy both concert-only OR theme-park-and-concert-combination tickets for either evening – or also a two-night ticket.

Ticket options include:

  • Single night concert only tickets will be $45 plus tax in advance
  • Two-night concert only tickets will be $69 plus tax in advance
  • Single night concert tickets plus a (1) day at a Walt Disney World theme park add on will be $107 plus tax *
  • Two-night concert tickets with a (1) day at a Walt Disney World theme park add on will be $131 plus tax **

There also will be premium seating packages available for an extra charge; and groups of 10 or more will be able to get discounted tickets, as with past events.

A little reminder about this year’s talent: (Entertainment subject to change.)

  • Friday, Sept. 8 – MercyMe, TobyMac, Zach Williams, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Matt Maher, Colton Dixon, Rend Collective.
  • Saturday, Sept. 9 – Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kirk Franklin, Jordan Feliz, Crowder, Jeremy Camp, Tye Tribbett.

* Add-on Theme Park Ticket Option is good for use any one day September 8-30, 2017 at any one of the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks

**2-day Concert plus 1-day Theme Park Advanced ticket will also include (1) admission to your choice of Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park for one use September 8-30, 2017. Individuals must purchase by August 8, 2017 to receive water park ticket. Groups must purchase by August 25, 2017 to receive water park ticket. 

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Holiday Party Tickets Now on Sale for Walt Disney World.

If you are visiting Walt Disney World sometime between August 25th, 2017 and December 22nd, 2017, you may want to consider adding holiday party tickets to your vacation.  Both Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party are festive events in Magic Kingdom which offer special character meets, parades, shows, fireworks, delicious treats and more.

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Cinderella’s Castle, brightly lit with thousands of lights during the Christmas holiday season

Having been to both parties for numerous years, our family now considers these festive events a tradition.  The Halloween party offers unlimited, delicious candy and the Christmas party has now added new cookie & drink flavors as options.  Our favorites in 2017 were the candy cane cookies.  So go ahead, treat yourself and buy tickets to these fabulous parties.

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Dates & Prices for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party:

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Our candy haul from the 2016 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party

Dates & Prices for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party:

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Cookies, that we didn’t eat, that we brought home with us from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party.  left to right, you can see… Sugar Cookies, snickerdoodle cookies, pappermint bark cookies, more sugar cookies, and ginger molasses cookies.  Each cookies station served hot cocoa or spiced apple cider.  YUM!!!

Now… who’s ready to celebrate the holidays with Mickey???  I know I am!!!

My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic; I’m also a travel agent.  If you would like help planning your holiday vacation, I can help you book and plan at no added cost to you.  You will find me in one of the Disney parks almost every weekend with my family and we DO plan to attend both holiday parties this year.  I can’t wait!!!
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Fall Room Discount – Save up to 25% on Rooms at Disney World Hotels

It’s 4:00am and new offers are starting to be announced for fall Walt Disney World travelers.  I’m up and ready to transfer my guests to any new offer that might save them money and help other people with new vacation reservations.  I anticipate that the next few days are going to be very busy, the best way to reach me will be through an email or a message on my Facebook page.  Rooms for these offers can fill up fast.
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FALL ROOM DISCOUNT – SAVE UP TO 25%* ON ROOMS AT SELECT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT HOTELS!

It’s the perfect time to stay in the middle of the magic! Guests can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Aug. 1-Oct. 7, 2017 when they book by Aug. 31, 2017.

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With this offer, you can enjoy distinctive Disney Resort Guest benefits and amenities – including early access to Disney FastPass+ planning, Extra Magic Hours, complimentary Resort transportation, standard parking and entertaining amenities!

Plus, guests can uncover a magical mix of new and unforgettable experiences when they add theme park admission, including Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

Booking Window: through Aug. 31, 2017
Travel Window: Aug. 1-Oct. 7, 2017

*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 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, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms and the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. 25% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available at other select Disney Resort hotels.

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2017 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party, Official Dates

Although the tickets have not yet gone on sale, it is great to see the official dates finally announced for these popular holiday parties.

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In 2017 guests can enjoy 53 days of fun this fall at Magic Kingdom® at Walt Disney World® Resort as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party return in all their glory.

For Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, 32 spook-tacular dates include:

  • August 25, 29
  • September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29
  • October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31
  • November 1

Returning to the Magic Kingdom fright-fest are the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show in front of Cinderella Castle featuring the mischievous Sanderson sisters from the hit Disney film “Hocus Pocus;” Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade; and Happy HalloWishes.

For Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas, 21 holiday-tastic dates include:

  • November 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, 28
  • December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22

Returning favorites for the holidays include Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, Holiday Wishes, A Frozen Holiday Wish and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the ticket sales release.

My name is Melissa and I adore the holiday parties in Disney World!!!  I have gone with my family every year for the past 5 years.  I am a Disney fanatic and also a travel agent.  If you would like to plan a trip to Disney World, take advantage of FREE planning assistance with you book your trip through me.  I never charge extra & can help you plan based extensive personal experience.  You usually find me with my family in one of the Disney parks almost every weekend.  😉  Contact me today to start planning your holiday vacation.
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Epcot Egg-stravaganza Egg Hunt

Who doesn’t love the challenge of hunting for eggs during springtime?  For 2017, Epcot has extended the dates for this challenge beginning on March 1st and will running through May 29th for the duration of the Flower and Garden Festival.

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The cost to participate is $5.99 + tax.  You will need to purchase your Egg hunting sticker page and stickers at Pin Central in Future World, Disney Traders at the entrance to the World Showcase or World Traveler at International Gateway.  Just look for one of the signs below to indicate where you can start the game…
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This Egg-stravaganza takes place in the different countries around World Showcase.  You will need to visit each country on the map and hunt high and low, inside and out to find each egg and place the corresponding sticker on your map.

Once you have completed your hunt, you can return to one of the locations selling the maps and get a prize.  The prize is your own little Disney egg, filled with magical Disney air.  You can choose from Nemo, Dory, Mickey, Minnie, Lady or the Tramp, Stitch and more.  Of course the prize eggs are all based on availability.

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If you don’t think you can walk around the entire World Showcase or you have a little one who just cannot find all of the eggs, you do not have to worry about collecting your prize.  You can always collect your prize egg when you purchase your map & stickers.  Just tell the cast member that you would like to select your prize before your hunt & they will allow you to choose an egg and will place a completion stamp on the back of your map.

SPOILER ALERT….   IF you want to know all of the answers to this hunt, scroll down, ALL the way to the bottom of this page, for my completed map from this year.

Happy Hunting!

My name is Melissa and I am a Disney addict; I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend with my family, in one of the Disney parks.  I LOVE helping my guests plan the details of their own magical vacations and the best part is that all of my planning services are FREE.  Your next vacation all starts with a free quote.  Visit my website or contact me for more information.
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Save up to 25% on Select Disney World Resort Hotels this Summer

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You can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights May 28-Aug. 31, 2017 when you book March 27-July 14, 2017.

Plus, guests can uncover a magical mix of new and unforgettable experiences at Walt Disney World Resort this summer including Pandora – The World of Avatar opening May 27, 2017 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

And, as Disney recently announced, for a limited time, May 27-July 4, 2017, Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can explore Pandora – The World of Avatar beyond regular Park hours.

Nightly Extra Magic Hours will take place from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. only in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. This offering will provide Guests with an additional opportunity to enjoy everything Pandora – The World of Avatar has to offer – including navigating a mystical river, flying on a back of a banshee and walking under floating mountains. Please note valid Theme Park admission and a Resort ID are required.

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Booking Window: March 27-July 14, 2017
Travel Window: May 28-Aug. 31, 2017

*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 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, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid standard rooms. 25% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available for other Resorts.

Click HERE for other Disney offers that are related to this offer

My name is Melissa and I am a Disney addict; I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me with my family almost every weekend exploring one of the Disney Parks.  If you would like to book one of these amazing special offers this summer, contact me for a free quote.  All of my planning services are FREE and are based on countless hours of personal experience.  Why not have a little help planning your vacation?
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New Experiences announced for the Disney Fantasy

As if I needed another reason to take a Disney Cruise….  On May 17th, 2017 the Disney Fantasy will set sail with a full range of new experiences.  This special sailing on May 17th will be one of the very few 3-night sailings that the Disney Fantasy will offer in the near future.  On this special 3-night Bahamian sailing the ship will debut the following new additions to the ship…

Exciting new experiences designed for Guests of all ages are coming to the Disney Fantasy in May 2017.  From exploring the universes of Star Wars and Marvel, to shopping at unique new onboard venues, new highlights include:

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Imaginative New Spaces for Kids in Disney’s Oceaneer Club

  • The new Star Wars: Command Post takes kids on a journey where they will train with heroes of the Star Wars saga and help with missions against the First Order. Here, they will interact with holographic models at a one-of-a-kind Star Wars holotable that projects 3-D images of the Millennium Falcon, Death Star and other famous Star Wars ships, meet members of the Resistance and learn to channel the Force.
  • In the all-new Marvel Super Hero Academy, kids will learn from real-life Super Heroes the heroic values of enlightenment, worthiness and loyalty. In this innovative space, kids can learn the ways of the mystic arts with Doctor Strange who is making first-ever appearances onboard a Disney Cruise Line ship.

Tasty Treats to Delight the Entire Family

  • The new Sweet on You ice cream shop, themed after the iconic Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, features hand-crafted gelato and ice-cream, specialty sundaes, homemade chocolates, truffles and a large selection of candy for purchase, all just steps from the family pool.

Luxury Shopping for Adults

  • Disney Cruise Line will welcome the world’s premier jewelry and iconic American luxury brand, Tiffany & Co., with an exclusive store aboard the Disney Fantasy. Your Clients can indulge in timeless collections of jewelry and luxury accessories, including the effortlessly elegant Tiffany T collection and other glamorous pieces featuring renowned Tiffany & Co. diamonds.

These additions are part of an overall commitment by Disney Cruise Line to invest in our ships, helping to deliver incredible family vacation experiences for years to come. While making these enhancements to the Disney Fantasy, crews will also perform regularly scheduled and wide-ranging maintenance that keeps the fleet in tip-top shape.

The new enhancements will debut on Disney Fantasy sailings starting May 17, 2017 from Port Canaveral, FL. The first sailing will visit the Bahamas on a 3-night voyage. Beginning May 20, the ship will resume a regular sailing schedule that includes 7-night voyages alternating between the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

Thank you for reading, My name is Melissa and I am a Disney addict; I’m also a travel agent.  I live in Florida and you will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney World Parks.  My family has made some of our fondest memories onboard the Disney ships.  If you would like to plan a Disney vacation, I can assist you at NO additional cost to you and it all starts with a free quote.

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