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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New Experiences for Star Wars Day at Sea Revealed

The Disney geek in me is squealing as I read this information from Disney!  We will be experiencing this in person & sharing our journey with you in February.  What’s not to love about a Star Wars Cruise by Disney?

Brand new experiences featuring the Dark Side, the Resistance, the droids and more are coming to the Disney Fantasy when Star Wars Day at Sea returns on 15 special sailings this January through April. Check out some of the new out-of-this-galaxy experiences that are setting sail:

The Dark Side

    • To kick off Star Wars Day at Sea celebrations, in a one-time experience the night before the event, Darth Vader and Stormtroopers will march into the ship’s atrium for an Imperial takeover.
    • Kylo Ren will appear in “Jedi Training Academy,” where young Jedi-in-training summon their courage and the Force to face off against Darth Vader and Kylo Ren.

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The Resistance

    • Rey will take the stage in the “Summon the Force” nighttime deck show that celebrates great moments from across the Star Wars galaxy including iconic characters and new favorites, complete with an epic fireworks finale accompanied by John Williams’ iconic music.
    • In “Porgs Onboard! Scavenger Hunt,” Chewbacca needs help tracking the Porgs that have been wreaking havoc throughout the ship. You can help find and decode secret messages to solve a ship-wide quest and be greeted by everyone’s favorite Wookiee at the end of your adventure.
    • In the days leading up to the epic celebration, you can check out all of the Star Wars  feature films in the Buena Vista Theatre, culminating in a showing of the newest film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

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Fun for the whole family

    • New in 2018, you are guaranteed a time to meet and take photographs with C-3PO and R2-D2, Chewbacca and Darth Vader. Before you even step onboard, you have the chance to reserve these character encounters online under the My Disney Cruise section of disneycruise.com.
    • You can step into the saga and pose with a life-size replica of Han Solo frozen in Carbonite, as well as other cool Star Wars-themed backdrops.
    • In Star Wars  Drawing Academy, you can learn to draw some of your favorite Star Wars characters and a new character from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
    • Star Wars-themed interactive games, trivia and activities for the whole family will be hosted by Disney cruise staff on the pool deck and in the D Lounge.

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These are the droids you’re looking for

    • C-3PO will make an appearance in Star Wars: Command Post in Disney’s Oceaneer Club. During a special activity, children train to be members of the Resistance and fend off the First Order. C-3PO pays a visit to check on their training and further human-cyborg relations.
    • Droid Racing is a fast-paced activity that the whole family will enjoy where Guests can race BB-Unit droids around a course in the ship’s atrium.
    • In a hands-on activity for families, everyone tests their skills to become master droid builders and create an intergalactic droid.

All of these cool new experiences are included in a Star Wars Day at Sea cruise, and just some of the ways you can celebrate the legendary adventures and iconic characters from the Star Wars galaxy.

Stay tuned as we share more about the exciting experiences you’ll have on Star Wars Day at Sea

Dose this sound like fun to you?  There are some great rates out there right now & the rooms are selling out quickly.  Will you be joining the force with us & the others who will be participating in Star Wars day at Sea?  You should & it all starts with a free quote.
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Walt Disney World Magical Extras will arrive on a Card in 2018

Beginning with Jan. 1, 2018 arrivals, there’s a new process for Magical Extra Card and voucher delivery. Instead of receiving a generic booklet including the Magical Extras card and vouchers. Guests who purchase a Walt Disney Travel Company package and stay at a Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel will now receive information about the Magical Extras in their MagicBand delivery box.

Guests will still receive one Magical Extras Savings Card, 4 vouchers for Miniature Golf and 4 vouchers for the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex per package. The card will be personalized with the lead name, party size, travel dates and reservation number. Like always, this card must be presented at all participating shopping, dining and recreation locations to receive the associated discount or offer.

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The Magical Extras Card is tucked inside a small compartment on the right side of the box. The sleeve also includes eight perforated vouchers (4 for Miniature Golf and 4 for ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex). Guests must present a valid Magical Extras Card and voucher for admission to Miniature Golf or the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

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In the following scenarios, Guests will receive their Magical Extras Card, vouchers and luggage tags upon check-in at their hotel:

  • Guests who pre-engage on My Disney Experience 10 days or less prior to arrival.
  • Guests who book 5 days or less prior to arrival.
  • Guests who do not pre-engage on My Disney Experience.
  • Guests who opt out of receiving a MagicBand.
  • Guests who book a Walt Disney Travel Company Package at The Walt Disney World Swan or Dolphin Hotels, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, the Disney Springs® Resort Area Hotels or a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel.

Thank you for reading!  My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic, I’m also a travel agent.  If you are one of my guests traveling in 2018, your magical extras will now arrive on this card and if you have any questions, I’m always here to help.  If you are dreaming of a Walt Disney World vacation in 2018 or beyond, what are you waiting for?  Planning all starts with a free quote and my planning services always come at no additional cost to you.
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2018 Disney World Dining Plans Compared

In 2018 Disney will continue to offer three different dining package options.  Quick Service, Disney Dining and Deluxe Dining.
The NEW change for 2018 packages is in the beverage section.  Guests over 21 can now choose a single serve mixed cocktail, beer or wine instead of a soft-drink with their meals.  Read on for more detailed information below.

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* Deluxe Plan includes 3 meals: Quick Service or Table Service

Quick Service breakfast/lunch/dinner:
combo meal + soft drink
1 Quick Service Meal = 3 snack credits redeemable at one select location

Table Service breakfast/lunch/dinner = entree + soft drink
Children 3 – 9 must order from a children’s menu if available.
1 Table Service Meal = 3 snack credits redeemable at one select location

•Gratuities are not included except for participating pre-paid dining locations.
•Plan must be purchased for entire length of stay for the entire party.
•Meals are nontransferable between party members and expire at midnight on day of check-out.
•Reservations are highly recommended for table-service restaurants, dining availability may be limited or not available without advance reservations.
•1 meal credit exchanged for snacks, must be exchanged in a single transaction
•Guests under 21 can now choose a soft drink or specialty drink where offered; Guests over 21 can choose a soft drink or single serving mixed cocktail, beer or wine.

NEW for 2018:

Guests under 21 can choose (1) non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered). Guests over 21 can choose either one (1) single serving non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one (1) single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement.

A single serving non-alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Artisanal Milkshakes
  • Fresh Smoothies
  • Premium Hot chocolates
  • Soda, Coffee, or Tea

A single serving alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Beer or Cider
  • Wine or Sangria
  • Mixed Drinks and Specialty Cocktails

Most beer, wine and mixed drink beverages included, some exceptions apply.
Guests must be age 21 and over and present valid ID to be served one (1) alcoholic beverage.
Alcoholic beverages may only be redeemed with a quick-service or table-service meal entitlement.

There are so many options to choose from when booking a Disney World Vacation.  It can often feel like you’re buying a new car.  Using a travel agent is always one good way to help make the best decisions for your vacation and many travel agents do not charge you any extra for their planning services when you book your vacation through them
It costs the same to book through me as it does to book directly through Disney.

My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic; I’m also a travel agent.  I love trying the hotels, dining plans & many other options offered in the vacation packages and after moving to Florida with my family in 2016, we spend almost every weekend in the Disney parks.  I’m here to help you plan your next vacation at NO added cost to you and it all starts with a free quote.
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2018 Run Disney Star Wars Half Marathon Packages Now Available

We were at the 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon in person & we had a fabulous time.  The expo was amazing and they even offered some unique, Star Wars themed snacks which we could not resist trying.  If you are interested in this exciting event for 2018, don’t delay, reserve your race registration and resort package today!  The race registrations will fill up quickly and right now you can reserve your 2018 package before the Disney packages are even open to the public.  My family has already registered for the races in 2018; we hope to see you there & give you a high five with your medal!!!

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2017 Star Wars Medals.  Which is your favorite?  Which will you run for?

It’s a weekend of galactic fun and fantastic runs during the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side – at the Walt Disney World® Resort!  Book your  Magic Your Way® Package with Race Registration for the 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend, April 19-22, 2018. And, once you’ve registered for one or more of the weekend’s events, you can use your Magic Your Way Package to enjoy the rest of your vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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After a great race, we decided to treat everyone to some galactic desserts.  The fruit tacos were very unique and hit the spot while we ate in the Cantina Bar themed area.

Race registrations for the 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend events listed below can be included with Vacation Packages.

Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side – Guests can feel the force on this 13.1 mile thrilling adventure.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Star Wars Dark Side Challenge – The ultimate test of strength and endurance.

Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, 2018

Star Wars 10K – Packed with 6.2 miles of running excitement.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Star Wars  5K – The entire family can thrill to the excitement of a Star Wars 5K!

Friday, April 20, 2018

runDisney Kids Races – There’s fun for runners of every age!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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Celebrating in 2017, we hope to see you there in 2018!

Contact me to reserve your Star Wars, Dark Side, Half Marathon package today!

My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic.  You will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney parks with my family.  I always stay up to date on the current events & offers and I look forward to helping you plan at NO additional cost to you.  Yes, all of my planning services are FREE when you book through me.
Melissa Mathies, Travel Designer & Destination Specialist
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Book 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon Packages for a limited time

Why book your 2018 Star Wars Marathon package now?
1. 2018 packages are only available at this time, through this offer
2. You can book your 2018 Disney World Marathon package at the current 2017 prices
3. Grab your race registration & bib before they go on sale to the general public so that you are guaranteed your spot in this race.

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Tomorrow we will be attending the 2017 Star Wars, Dark Side Half Marathon in Walt Disney World.  I will be taking pictures & video & will be blogging my review in the near future.  If you’ve always wanted to participate in the Star Wars Marathon, this is an excellent opportunity for you to book your 2018 packages now.

Disney has announced the following:

“It’s a weekend of galactic fun and fantastic runs during the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side – at the Walt Disney World® Resort!  And now for a limited time, April 20 – May 1, 2017, you can book your Race Registration with a Magic Your Way® Package for the 2018 Star WarsHalf Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend, which takes place April 19-22, 2018.”

Guests will also be able to Book 2018 Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Dark Side Packages with Race Registration at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo During The 2017 Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Dark Side!

If you are not attending the race this weekend, contact your travel agent for a free, no obligation quote.

Booking Window:  April 20 – May 1, 2017
Travel Window:  April 12 – April 30, 2018

*Star Wars race registrations are non-refundable & non-transferable

Thank you for reading!
My name is Melissa, I am a Disney fanatic and I’m also a travel agent.  I will be attending the Star Wars Half Marathon this weekend and am looking forward to assisting you in planning your next Run Disney vacation.  Contact me with any questions you have or for a no obligation quote, on this limited time offer.
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2018 Disney Princess Marathon Packages available Feb 22 – Mar 17, 2017

Get your Race bibs before they go public and get your 2018 Disney World race package at the current, 2017 prices!!!

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Book your Race Registration with a Magic Your Way Package for the 2018 Princess Half Marathon Weekend Presented by Children’s Miracle Hospitals, which takes place Feb. 23-26, 2018, during the 2017 Princess Half Marathon Weekend.
Run Disney Health & Fitness Expo dates: Feb. 22-March 5, 2017.
For this Princess Marathon, you can choose to enter in the 5k, 10k, half marathon and they also offer the kids races for children 13 and under on the day of the race.

A Magic Your Way Package allows guests to enjoy Disney fun for the whole family throughout the race weekend. Guests pick their favorite Disney Resort hotel and the number of days for their Theme Park ticket.

Plus, when you stay at a Disney Resort hotel you’ll enjoy special benefits, including complimentary MagicBands and early access to Disney FastPass+ planning up to 60 days before you arrive!

Booking Window: Feb. 22-Mar. 05, 2017
Travel Window: Feb. 15-Mar. 01, 2018

Race bibs must be paid in full at the time the package is booked and are non-refundable and non-transferable.  The race registration must be paid at the time of booking along with a $200 deposit for the race package.

Contact me now to book the 2018 Princess Half Marathon before it is even open to the public PLUS book your 2018 resort stay or Disney package (at current rates) before the 2018 packages are even released!!!!
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