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.

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  • 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.

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Chicken Guy Coming to Disney Springs Offers Inexpensive Eating

News and rumors surround this new restaurant scheduled to open next month in Disney Springs.  I sure hope that People magazine article is correct when they state that all menu items will be under $7. At those prices I might even be able to spring for dessert when I take my family to lunch after a movie.

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Disney Parks Blog has the following to say about this new quick service restaurant by Guy Fieri and all of it has me practically drooling on my keyboard.

Hand-pounded and breaded fresh each day, Chicken Guy! will be serving up delicious and juicy tenders that can be paired with more than 20 varieties of house-made sauces. Choose between grilled or fried all-natural chicken tenders with your choice of two signature sauces, or even get a big ol’ chicken sandwich like the Big Bite B.L.A.T. which comes with crispy smoked bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato, and creamy buttermilk ranch sauce.

Among the tasty sides are Chicken Guy! Fries with a signature seasoning, Mac Daddy Mac ‘n’ Cheese, and Loaded Fries smothered in SMC (SUPER MELTY CHEESE!) and topped with chopped grilled chicken, bacon, and green onions.

Of course, you can always get the combo with your choice of fried or grilled all-natural chicken tenders made to perfection with your choice of two signature sauces or any Chicken Guy! sandwich, including Chicken Guy! Fries (made with Guy Fieri’s special signature seasoning), and a fountain drink.

If you’re looking for some greens, then look no further than the Chicken Guy! Salad Bowls. Chow down on a Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad or a BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad. There’s also the Southwest Sweet Corn with charred corn, slaw, roasted peppers, black beans, tomatoes, red onions, grilled scallions, and crispy tortilla strips. This one is served with cumin lime mojo and chipotle ranch sauces.

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE – FLAVORTOWN. FROZEN. TREATS. Cool down with the Triple Double Mint – hand-spun mint chocolate soft-serve with cookies and cream crumbles, chocolate mints, chocolate syrup, and fresh whipped cream. OR try the Cinnamon Apple with hand-spun vanilla soft-serve, crunchy cinnamon cereal and cinnamon-apple cereal, and fresh whipped cream. YUM? I think yes!

All items under $7.00 is what People Magazine has me excited about

In an article by People they state:

“Fieri is offering up no-fuss counter service at an exceptionally affordable price by Disney standards, with each menu item coming in under $7.”

Although an opening date has not yet been announced, you can guarantee that I will be testing out these new tasty, and hopefully affordable, treats in the very near future.

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  • 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.
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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

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  • 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.
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Save 20% on Rooms at Select Disney Resort Hotels this fall through the Holidays

From festively themed entertainment to photo-worthy decor to sweet treats, it’s a phenomenal time of year to visit Walt Disney World Resort. And staying in the middle of the magic makes it even easier for you to become swept up in the spirit of the fall and holiday seasons.

With this offer, you can save up to 20% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels.

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Book Through
October 7, 2018

Valid Travel Dates
Stays most Sunday through Thursday nights October 8 through November 8, 2018

Book Through
December 24, 2018

Valid Travel Dates
Stays most nights November 11 through December 24, 2018

Important Details

  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room.
  • Additional per adult charges may apply if there are more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.

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
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Walt Disney World ‘Ultimate Fall Into Magic Package’

This package will add numerous enhancements & extra value to an already value priced vacation.  If you are considering visiting Walt Disney World this fall, then you should definitely think about arriving on September 3rd for a labor day holiday with marvelous, extra opportunities.

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Disney has released the following details:

The limited-time deal, available for booking through Aug. 19, includes a five-night stay at a select Disney Resort hotel for guest arrival on Sept. 3 and departure on Sept. 8, plus four-day Magic Your Way tickets and an itinerary full of magical experiences in all four Theme Parks.

Here’s a play-by-play of the experiences planned for each day of the offer:

  • Sept. 3 – Guests arrive at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Sept. 4 – Epcot
    • Exclusive welcome dinner party inspired by Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Sept. 5 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    • A Nighttime Kilimanjaro Safaris Adventure
    • Exclusive “Rivers of Light” viewing just for guests on this package
  • Sept. 6 – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • Play around with two hours of exclusive evening access to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Sept. 7 – Magic Kingdom Park
    • Access to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
  • Sept. 8 – Guests depart Walt Disney World Resort

It all starts at just $149 per person, per night, for a family of four in a Standard Room at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, for a total package price of $2,980.

*See offer page for full details and disclaimer.

*Price based on two adults, one junior, and one child. The number of packages allocated for this offer is limited. Valid Theme Park admission required to attend Theme Park events included with this offer. Theme Park tickets with Park Hopper Option must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be on or before Dec. 31, 2018. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer excludes three-bedroom villas.

Contact me if you are interested in this exclusive vacation package and I can help you plan the details!

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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Black Spire Outpost will be part of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disney has announced that the name for the outpost in the village will be Black Spire Outpost.  Does this ring a bell?  Have you seen Solo: A Star Wars Story?  If this name sounds familiar, you may have caught the mention of it in the movie & I’m confidant that this was no mistake on the part of Disney.  L3-37 mentions a similar location in Solo. While the droid, Lando, and the rest of the gang approach the Millennium Falcon, L3 says that Lando couldn’t find Black Spire without her.  If you haven’t seen Solo yet, I will tell you that I felt it was great family entertainment on a hot & muggy, summer day here in Florida.  It is well worth seeing; listen & see if you can catch the mention of “Black Spire” when you go.

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Disney’s official announcement talks about what you can expect when you visit Galaxy’s Edge.

This weekend at Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, we shared some exciting news about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. OWalt Disney Imagineering Story Editor, Margaret Kerrison, shared for the first time that the name of the village is called Black Spire Outpost. She also shared some of the history behind the name and how this village is closely associated with the geological formations that surround it.

The largest settlement on the planet Batuu, Black Spire Outpost is an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space. Off the beaten path, this outpost has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful — and notorious — characters. Widely known for the petrified remains of its once towering ancient trees, the spires now stand guard across the river valleys and plains and have long captured the imagination of travelers to this planet. To the first settlers, these petrified spires became more than just landmarks; they became the heart of the outpost itself.

As construction rises around Hollywood Studios, Disney has also officially announced the location of the immersive Star Wars hotel.

We are happy to share the location of this exciting addition, which is currently under development on the south side of Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, just east of World Drive. This location will allow the experience to be seamlessly connected to the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, enabling your Clients to fully immerse themselves in the story of Star Wars.

From behind Hollywood Studios you can see the new development towering over the theme park as the rock formations are being built.  Counting on the fact that the Millennium Falcon attraction will be as thrilling as Flight of Passage, there will be lines easily 3 hours long for this experience.

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Click through for a full list of everything we know so far about Star Wars: A Galaxy’s Edge

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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Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Opening Season Announced

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Model of the new land on display in Hollywood Studios

While Disney is working to create the single largest themed land expansion it it’s history, the rest of us sit on the edges of our seats to hear any news we can get.

Finally they have announced their opening season and now we can look toward planning our own vacations to see this new land promising immersive experiences and even their own themed hotel in Walt Disney World.

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The way that the gates currently look to the new land.  You can get your photo here, with the Millennium Falcon, by a Photopass photographer.

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge will open sometime during the summer of 2019 for Disneyland and in the late fall for Walt Disney World.  No exact dates have been announced yet & the opening can always be postponed if necessary.

Click here for some details Disney announced earlier on the attractions

Keep watching on my social media page for more news, updates & announcements.  You can follow my Facebook or Instagram page where I will post photos as I visit the parks almost once a week.

Below is a video shared earlier on Disney Parks Blog.  Anyone else as excited about this as I am?

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, 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 detailed 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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