Orange Bird announced as the 2018 Halloween Party Sorcerer Card

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom fans can pickup this exclusive party card at the 2018 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party.  The party begins this year on August 18th and ends on October 31st.

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Wondering what the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game is?  Head on over HERE & read all about the interactive park game.

Disney Parks Blog explains the story behind the bird as follows

“As the storyline behind the card goes: During one of his walks through the Adventureland, Merlin met the adorable Orange Bird. Merlin was so taken with the little fellow, that he created a brand new Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom spell in his honor.

On this new “Orange Bird’s Juice-o-Lanterns” spell card, Orange Bird celebrates Halloween in his own, sunny way by creating “Juice-o-Lanterns,” drawing funny faces on the oranges that grow near the Sunshine Tree.”

This special event card will be distributed separately (and in addition to) the regular Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card packs guests are given at this location. Guests must register to play with their party ticket and event wristband in order to get one.

Let me help plan the details of your Halloween 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 complimentary planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of education and 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.
    • Complimentary Planning. All of my assistance comes at no added cost to you.  When you book your trip through me, you will get all of the magical extras 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 has personally been there?  Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and nearby cruise lines all make a wonderful addition to your next Orlando vacation.

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

Why use a Travel Agent for your next Disney 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 theme parks with my family exploring all of the newest things that Disney has to offer.  Why not take advantage of my complementary planning services based consistent personal experience?
Melissa Mathies
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New Experiences Coming to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Fall is an excellent time of the year to visit Walt Disney World.  It offers nice weather, lower crowds, great promotions, and fun activities like the Food & Wine Festival in Epcot and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom.

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is an extra ticketed event that takes place from 7:00pm to midnight on select nights from August 17th through October 31st.  From shorter attraction lines to fun food and candy collecting the fun is continuous.
Click HERE for more information on dates & prices

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For 2018 The party has some brand new experiences:

  • Colorful new lighting and effects give a new spin to the Mad Tea Party attraction
  • Pirates of the Caribbean will offer a new, interactive pirates invade experience that will encourage guests to join the search for “Gunpowder Pete”.
  • Space Mountain will fly riders through deep space with a brand new soundtrack and special effects transform the adventure.
  • Storybook Circus will offer the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam, a dance party with your favorite Disney Junior Characters including Doc McStuffins.

Of course you will still be able to collect all of your favorite candy at the candy stations (allergy friendly options available), watch the popular “Boo to You” parade and see the Sanderson sisters perform in front of the castle during the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular”.  To top off the night, some of the best fireworks of the year can be seen during an amazing display that not only lights up the sky but the castle as well.

Which of these highly anticipated experiences are you the most excited about?  Personally, I enjoy all of it!

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Our candy haul from 2017 was over 17 pounds

Thinking of visiting Walt Disney World?
Let me help plan the details of your Spelltacular Walt Disney World 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, with  park 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.  Undecided 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 planning assistance is complimentary when you book your trip through me, you will get all of the services that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
  • Custom Client Portal – I always like to stay on top of the newest technology and once you are booked, we can set up a free client portal where we can share documents & you can view details about your vacation.
  • Help planning visits to other Orlando 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 complimentary planning, 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 and the Halloween party is always a must-do for my kiddos.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures
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2018 Epcot Candlelight Processional

Plans for the 2018 Epcot Candlelight Processional are well underway.  Some of the celebrity narrators have been scheduled and others are still to be announced.

This beloved event has become a holiday tradition for many families and if you have never experienced it, I highly recommend it!

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Kurt Russel narrates during the 2017 Candlelight Processional

The Candlelight Processional features the traditional Christmas story told by a celebrity narrator with a live 50-piece orchestra and a massed choir.  From 11/22/18 – 12/30/18, this amazing show is performed three times each night at the America Garden Theater. (5:00pm, 6:45pm & 8:15pm).

Candlelight Processional Dining package reservations will open on July 11th, 208.

Below is the lineup that has been announced as of the time of this posting. I will share additional narrators as they become available.

  • 11/22 – 11/23 – Chita Rivera
  • 11/24 – 11/25 – Helen Hunt
  • 11/26 – 11/27 – Alfonso Ribeiro
  • 11/28 – 12/02 – John Stamos
  • 12/03 – 12/06 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/07 – 12/09 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/10 – 12/12 – Bart Millard
  • 12/13 – 12/14 – Blair Underwood
  • 12/15 – 12/17 – Gary Sinise
  • 12/18 – 12/20 – Pat Sajak
  • 12/21 – 12/23 – Auli’l Cravalho
  • 12/24 – 12/25 – Edward James Olmos Joey Fatone
  • 12/26 – 12/27 – Jodi Benson
  • 12/28 – 12/30 – Cal Ripken Jr.

The restaurants included in the 2018 Candlelight Dining Package are:
Garden Grill Restaurant
Biergarten Restaurant
Coral Reef Restaurant
Rose & Crown Dining Room
San Angel Inn Restaurante
Restaurant Marrakesh
Nine Dragons Restaurant
Chefs De France
Tutto Italia
Teppan Edo
Tokyo Dining
La Hacienda De San Angel
Via Napoli Ristorante Pizzeria
Spice Road Table
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Ale & Compass Restaurant
Trattoria Al Forno

If you are on the Disney Dining Plan or the Deluxe Dining Plan, it will take 2 table service credits per person for the Candlelight Dining Package.

If you are not on the dining plan, the packages costs vary by location and what time of day you make your reservation.  Candlelight Dining Packages start at $38 for breakfast (where offered), $50 for lunch and $55 for dinner for adults.

The Candlelight Dining Package will be paid for at the individual restaurant where the preferred seating badge will then be distributed. Prices exclude tax and gratuity; park admission required, but not included in price.

Remember to review the cancellation policy, you must cancel at least 2 days prior to the reservation or you will be charged the full amount of the package price if you do not show up for your reservation.

Let me help plan the details of your Holiday Walt Disney World 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, with  park 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.  Undecided 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 planning assistance is complimentary when you book your trip through me, you will get all of the services that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
  • Custom Client Portal – I always like to stay on top of the newest technology and once you are booked, we can set up a free client portal where we can share documents & you can view details about your vacation.
  • Help planning visits to other Orlando 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 complimentary planning, 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 and the Candlelight Processional has become part of our family’s holiday tradition.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com
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Adventures by Disney: South Africa Departure Hosted by Joe Rohde and Dr. Mark Penning

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If theme parks are not your thing & you want to explore this wonderful Earth that we love on, you should certainly consider an Adventure by Disney vacation.  Adventures by Disney offers vacation within the United States and reaching the furthest corners of the globe and the announcement of this new South Africa trip makes my heart race just to think about the amazing experiences that await guests.

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, Adventures by Disney® just announced a special adult-exclusive Safari to South Africa departure for Nov. 30, 2018. On this unique trip, guests can explore Africa with special hosts Joe Rohde, Portfolio Creative Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, and Dr. Mark Penning, Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, who will share their expertise on storytelling, wildlife and conservation.

Throughout the trip, Joe will share his insight on this magnificent country through the lens of an artist. Your Clients can learn from Joe as he leads sketching sessions (no prior art experience required!) at iconic locations in South Africa. He’ll also share the experiences in Africa that inspired him to create Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

Meanwhile, Mark, a native of South Africa, will share his expertise on South African natural history. Your Clients will learn about the unique species that live in the areas visited on the trip, including the birds at Cape Point; the elephants, birds and monkeys in Knysna; and the abundant wildlife found during the game drives at Kapama Private Game Reserve.

Take a sneak peek at what’s in store in this video!

Let me help plan the details of your Adventure by Disney Vacation!

  • Itinerary plans and printed itinerary booklet that will service as a guide for your day to day activities as well as a fun keepsake when you return.
  • Fee-Free Planning. All of my planning assistance is complimentary when you book your trip through me, you will get all of the services that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
  • Custom Client Portal – I always like to stay on top of the newest technology and once you are booked, we can set up a free client portal where we can share documents & you can view details about your vacation.

You get all of this complimentary planning, 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.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com
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Walt Disney World Free Dining Offer is Back!!!

The Disney FREE Dining promotion is the most popular promotion of the year.  Rooms are limited and it is important to plan as quickly as possible and remain flexible.  Contact me today if you are interested in complimentary planning assistance for this very popular offer.  Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com

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Savor the chance to experience an unforgettable stay in the middle of the magic! Enjoy a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day Magic Your Way package that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel and a ticket with a Park Hopper® Option.

Book through July 7, 2018 for arrivals most nights August 20 through September 29, November 24 through November 27 and December 7 through December 23, 2018.

Explore Disney Resort hotels included in this non-discounted 5-night/6-day room and ticket package and the eligible Disney dining plan.

Note: Packages for other lengths of stay may be available. Minimum 4-night length of stay and 4-day ticket with Park Hopper Option required.

Resort Category

Dining Plan

Select Disney Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels
Valid for arrivals most nights: 8/20/18 – 9/29/18, 11/24/18 – 11/27/18, 12/7/18 – 12/23/18

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

FREE Disney Dining Plan

Select Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels
Valid for arrivals most nights: 8/20/18 – 9/29/18, 11/24/18 – 11/27/18, 12/7/18 – 12/23/18

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

FREE Disney Dining Plan

Select Disney Moderate Resort Hotels
Valid for arrivals most nights: 8/20/18 – 9/29/18, 11/24/18 – 11/27/18, 12/7/18 – 12/23/18

  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

Select Disney Value Resort Hotels
Valid for arrivals most nights: 8/20/18 – 9/29/18, 11/24/18 – 11/27/18, 12/7/18 – 12/23/18

  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites Only
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort

FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Advance reservations are required. Tickets and options must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be on or before December 31, 2019. Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.

Important Details: 

  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Additional per adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas and Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
  • Gratuities are not included.
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.

Let me help plan the details of your Walt Disney World 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, with  park 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.  Undecided 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 planning assistance is complimentary when you book your trip through me, you will get all of the services that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
  • Custom Client Portal – I always like to stay on top of the newest technology and once you are booked, we can set up a free client portal where we can share documents & you can view details about your vacation.
  • Help planning visits to other Orlando 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 complimentary planning, 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.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com
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Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights – BOGO ticket offer

If you love scary, then you will love this year’s Halloween Horror nights at Universal Orlando.  The theme this year is Stranger Things and when you buy your tickets by June 6th, 2018 you can get an additional night free.

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It’s the best way to experience the World’s Premier Halloween Event. Come any one event night and get another night free (both nights must be Sunday-Friday).

Online offer only – select mobile delivery at checkout so you can print your tickets and go straight to the front gate. Limited time offer. Advance purchase required.

Valid any two of the following nights:
SEPTEMBER
14, 16, 20, 21, 23, 28, 30
OCTOBER
3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 28, 31
NOVEMBER
1, 2

Express Pass and other options are not currently available, but can be added to the tickets when those options are released.

My name is Melissa and I love Universal Orlando.  They are constantly coming up with new & innovative attractions & shows.  Living only 45 minutes from the parks, I visit frequently and am happy to help you book and plan your next vacation based on countless hours of education and personal experience.  My expertise comes at no added cost to you when you book your next Universal vacation through me. It all starts with a free, no obligation quote.

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Is Free Dining Returning to Disney World?

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Right now the rumors are swirling about FREE Dining in Walt Disney World this fall.

I DO NOT have any confirmation directly from Disney, but there is information that this promotion might be released very soon.  Possibly as early as April 23rd or 24th.  We will not know the exact details of this popular promotion until it has been officially announced by Disney.

Rumored Travel Dates
Aug 2 – Sept 29, 2018
Nov 24 – Nov 27, 2018
Dec 7 – Dec 23, 2018

Rumored Requirements
4-night stay
4-day Park Hopper Tickets

Rumored Details
• Value and Moderate Resorts will get the Quick Service Dining Plan, with the option to pay to upgrade to the the Disney or Deluxe Dining Plan.
• Deluxe Resort packages will get the Disney Dining Plan, with the option to pay the difference & upgrade to the Deluxe Plan.

Rumored Resorts
Value
– All-Star Resorts
– Pop Century Resort
Moderate
– Caribbean Beach
– Coronado Springs
– Cabins at Ft. Wilderness
Deluxe
– Animal Kingdom Lodge and Villas
– Beach Club
– BoardWalk Inn
– Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
– Yacht Club Resort
– Beach Club Villas
– BoardWalk Villas
– Old Key West Resort
– Polynesian Villas & Bungalows (Studios)
– Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

If you are interested in taking advantage of the POSSIBLE free dining plan, I recommend that you book your vacation prior to April 24th.  It takes only a $200 deposit to secure your reservation and final payment is due 30 day prior to your arrival.

I will be up early to apply this promotion to my guests who are booked within these travel dates.

The availability for this promotion is typically very limited.  I will work as hard as I can to apply any possible savings or promotion to your vacation package; however, promotional availability is NEVER guaranteed.

If you are already booked during these dates, I will be contacting you to talk about options for your vacation.

HOW TO PLAN FOR THE DISNEY WORLD FREE DINING PLAN

Let me help plan the details of your Walt Disney World 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, with  park 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.  Undecided 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 planning assistance is complimentary when you book your trip through me, you will get all of the services that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
  • Custom Client Portal – I always like to stay on top of the newest technology and once you are booked, we can set up a free client portal where we can share documents & you can view details about your vacation.
  • Help planning visits to other Orlando 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 complimentary planning, 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.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com
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