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!!!

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Change in security for Magic Kingdom beginning April 3rd

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Yesterday the Orlando Sentinel published information regarding changes in security for the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World; the changes will begin on April 3rd, 2017.  Guests arriving at the Transportation and Ticket Center will now go through security at the TTC before they board the monorail or ferryboat to the Magic Kingdom.

Guests arriving at the Magic Kingdom by resort bus will go through security check points that will be located closer to the bus stop area.   The resorts that are located on the monorail (The contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian) will have will have security check points at the monorail stations in these hotels.

It remains to be seen if once implemented, these changes will ease the congestion at the entrance to the Magic Kingdom.  I’m hoping it does.

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Summer Awakens at Walt Disney World with NEW Attractions and More…

Beginning this spring and summer Disney World will release all NEW attractions and experiences in all 4 of their amazing theme parks.  Night time experience will open in Animal Kingdom, Star Wars will continue to expand at Hollywood Studios, Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire show will appear on stage in the Magic Kingdom, Soarin’ will reopen with a new show in Epcot and perhaps one of the most anticipated attractions… Frozen Ever After will premiere in Epcot.  Read on for details on each of these spectacular additions.

Did anyone else catch the piece of the video above that shows Mickey and the Magical Map which is a how in Disneyland?

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Announces Several new Shows, Parties & Attractions

Starting this Memorial Day Weekend, guests will be able to enjoy Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Park in a whole new way – after the sun goes down! Whether it’s riding Kilimanjaro Safaris at sunset, venturing down Kali River Rapids at twilight, dancing alongside African performers in Harambe, or reveling in a live musical celebration of Disney’s hit film “The Jungle Book,” Guests have a lot to look forward to.

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Here’s a taste of what to expect:

  • “The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic” Show – For the summer, Discovery River will become the stage for a limited-engagement show inspired by Disney’s hit live-action film “The Jungle Book.” “The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic” is filled with music and special effects that celebrates the new film and the classic songs, now infused with an Indian influence.
  • The Tree of Life Awakens – The park’s iconic Tree of Life undergoes an extraordinary “awakening.” Guests can expect to see animal spirits come to life throughout the evening by magical fireflies. Each scene appears to emanate from within the tree itself and reveals stories of wonder.
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris After Dark – Guests can enjoy Kilimanjaro Safaris in the evening hours, thanks to special lighting that will allow them to explore the savanna – and its inhabitants – well into the night.
  • Harambe Wildlife Parti – Guests can turn into “party animals” at the Harambe Wildlife Parti and enjoy lively African music, exotic foods and drinks, and explore the local marketplace.
  • Discovery Island Carnivale – On Discovery Island, guests can join the local community in their celebration of their love for nature in this party that features music, dancers, stilt walkers, food and more.
  • Tiffins – Guests can enjoy the park’s newest eatery, Tiffins, for both lunch and dinner.
  • Nighttime Attractions – The park’s attractions, which will be operating in the nighttime hours, will take on a whole new life. For the first time, guests will be able to experience the thrill of attractions like Expedition Everest and Kali River Rapids – surrounded by darkness. They’ll also be able to enjoy colorful midway games and attractions in DinoLand, U.S.A.

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Tiffins, the newest Walt Disney World® Resort table-service restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, will open Memorial Day weekend for lunch and dinner.

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Located in the park’s Discovery Island area, the menu is inspired by the world travels of the park’s creators (Tiffin is the Indian word for a lunchbox used by travelers, and also the word for a mid-day meal). Walt Disney Imagineering describes the interior as “a gallery you can dine in with artwork that is a direct result of travels to Africa, Asia and South America,” with tastes such as Berbere-Spiced Lamb Chop with Mustard Greens, Lentil Stew and Mint Chutney (Africa); Berkshire Pork Tenderloin with Huitlacoche Tamale, Hominy Succotash and Red Mole Sauce (South America), and Miso-glazed Black Cod with Forbidden Rice in Steamed Bok Choy with Turmeric Sauce (Asia).
Tiffins will also feature sustainable, organic wines and bio-dynamic viticulture, as well as handcrafted cocktails and beers.

Frozen Ever After Attraction Set to Open at Epcot in June

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Frozen Ever After will take guests on an adventurous boat tour through the kingdom of Arendelle. Once inside, Guests will be transported to the “Winter in Summer” Celebration where Queen Elsa embraces her magical powers and creates a winter-in-summer day for the entire kingdom. Passengers will pass Troll Valley on their way up the icy North Mountain to Queen Elsa’s Ice Palace, and later on return to the Bay of Arendelle.

After disembarking, guests can top off their “Frozen” experience by meeting the royal sisters in their new Royal Sommerhus greeting location. Inspired by a Norwegian countryside cabin, Anna and Elsa have opened their summer home for visitors.

To bring this attraction to life, the original voice talent of the original “Frozen” film returned to record new dialogue and songs penned by composers Bobby and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Walt Disney Imagineers traveled to Norway for architecture and design research, specifically visiting the Detli House in Sverresborg and the Open Air Museum of Cultural History in Trondheim.

Soarin’ Around the World Takes Flight in Epcot this Summer

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On June 17, Guests at Disney California Adventure® Park at the Disneyland Resort and Epcot® at Walt Disney World® Resort will be able to board the exhilarating aerial adventure that immerses them in a multi-sensory experience, complete with stunning sights, spectacular sounds and even subtle scents. Fastpass+ will be an option for Soarin’ at Walt Disney World Resort beginning Thursday, April 21. In addition to the new film, the Epcot attraction also added a third theater and reimagined its interactive queue.

‘Finding Dory’ Characters Dubut at Turtle Talk with Crush in Epcot

Starting in early May, Guests visiting Epcot® at Walt Disney World® Resort will be able to spot Dory and some of her friends from the new film “Finding Dory” at the park’s “Turtle Talk With Crush” attraction.

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Some of her new pals you can expect to spot within the attraction include Destiny the whale shark, Bailey the beluga whale and Hank the “septopus” (that’s a seven-legged octopus). Crush’s son and best pal Squirt will also be swimming by for the first time. And, Guests may spot Nemo and his dad Marlin.
“Finding Dory” swims into theaters on June 17, 2016.

“Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” Set to Arrive On Stage in front of Cinderella’s Castle in June at Mgic Kingdom Park

Beginning this summer at Walt Disney World® Resort, Mickey Mouse and his friends will welcome favorite characters from some of Disney’s newest classics in “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire.” This all-new live stage show makes its debut in June on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage at Magic Kingdom® Park, with special appearances by Tiana and Naveen from “The Princess and the Frog,” Rapunzel and Flynn from “Tangled” and Anna and Elsa from “Frozen.”

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“Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” brings to the stage fantastic costumes, lively dancing, special effects magic and memorable musical moments, including the original song “On This Day” by songwriters Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda (“Toy Story: The Musical,” “Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings”).

In the show, Mickey and his troupe of Merry Makers have been preparing to host a joyous festival and have ventured far and wide to invite friends from other lands to join their celebration. From the Land of the Bewitching Bayous, Goofy has invited Tiana, Naveen and Louis to add a little spice of New Orleans jazz to the party. From the Land of the Enchanted Woods, Donald Duck brings some new friends he met at the Snuggly Duckling, and Daisy introduces us to her special guests, Rapunzel and Flynn. Finally, Mickey shares a surprise with Minnie, as he has traveled to the Land of the Mystic Mountains to invite Olaf, Anna and Elsa, who contributes a blast of her icy magic. It all culminates in a grand dance, as the Merry Makers invite all their new friends to join in the fun on this special day in Magic Kingdom Park.

“Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” celebrates the unique stories of the citizens who make up this magical kingdom.

Star Wars Expansion Continues in Hollywood Studios

There has never been a better time or place to be a Star Wars fan.  So many new experiences have already begun & many more are scheduled to open soon.

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‘Star Wars, a galactic spectacular’ is anticipated to be the most spectacular night time show in Hollywood Studios You will see new pyrotechnics & projections on the Chinese Theater.  Fantasmic will continue nightly on schedule along with the new Star Wars fireworks show.

Guests can currently thrill your Star Wars inner geek at Star Wars Launch Bay.  There you can meet characters like Chewbacca & Kylo Ren, visit the Cantina for a snack, browse the galleries filled with movie memorabilia and play exclusive Disney Infinity Star Wars Video games.  The Star Tours attraction has added new adventures from the Force Awakens and Jedi Training ‘Trials of the Temple’ has all new villains and characters from Disney XD.

Be sure to catch the new ‘Galaxy Far Far Away’ stage show.  Guests can even catch an ‘up-close’ glimpse of the starring characters during the ‘March’ where the stars parade to the stage, before and after, the show.

Disney is working on a new Star Wars Dinner Club to open on an unannounced date in Hollywood Studios.  Although there has been no name or menu mentioned yet, Disney has released the concept art below.

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Be sure that you follow along here on my blog and my Facebook Page:  www.Facebook.com/PixieDustAdventures  More big news and announcements are scheduled for May 20th.

If all of this Disney news is making you giddy to see what they’re up to in person, contact your travel agent today (((me))) for a free quote. Right now you can take advantage of Disney’s special Summer Awakens Offers and there are no extra fees to book through a travel agent and they stay on top of news and events to help you plan the perfect vacation.
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NEW Early Morning Magic: Enter the Magic Kingdom before regular park hours

Enjoy breakfast, fly with Peter Pan, Explore the Seven Dwarfs Mine and more during Disney Early Morning Magic

Fantasyland looks even more magical in the golden light of morning, and now Disney Early Morning Magic presents a new option perfect for Guests who want to get an early start at Magic Kingdom® Park.

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The Disney Early Morning Magic package will allow a very limited number of Walt Disney World® Resort Guests to be among the first to enter Magic Kingdom Park where they’ll enjoy a hearty breakfast and experience a trio of favorite Fantasyland attractions.

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Breakfast at Pinocchio Village Haus will feature seasonal fruits, fresh-baked pastries, scrambled eggs, veggie frittatas, smoked bacon, pork and turkey sausages, waffles and much more. And during their special time in the park, Guests will also have quick access to Peter Pan’s Flight, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

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A serene Pinocchio Village Haus awaits guests for breakfast in Fantasyland

Disney Early Morning Magic requires a separate ticket – $69 for adults and $59 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax) – in addition to regular theme park admission. Disney Early Morning Magic will take place on select dates from 7:45-10 a.m., beginning April 26, 2017.

Please note Disney Early Morning Magic will be offered on different dates than Extra Magic Hours.

My name is Melissa and I LOVE entering the Magic Kingdom when it is freshly opened;  there are some wonderful photo ops available at this time of day.  I am also a travel agent with Main Street Adventures.  If you would like to attend the Early Morning Hours in the Magic Kingdom, contact me for FREE assistance in booking & planning your next Disney World vacation.
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‘Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire’ will Entertain in Maigc Kingdom this Summer

This summer, the all-new live stage show “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” will grace the grandest stage at Walt Disney World® Resort with magic, music and merriment! Against the majestic backdrop of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom® Park, Mickey Mouse and his friends will welcome favorite characters from some of Disney’s newest classics: “The Princess and the Frog,” “Tangled” and “Frozen.”

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In “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire,” Mickey and his troupe of Merry Makers have been preparing to host a joyous festival and have ventured far and wide to invite friends from other lands to join their celebration. From the Land of the Bewitching Bayous, Goofy has invited Tiana, Naveen and Louis to add a little spice of New Orleans jazz to the party. From the Land of the Enchanted Woods, Donald Duck brings some new friends he met at the Snuggly Duckling, and Daisy introduces us to her special guests, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider. Finally, Mickey shares a surprise with Minnie, as he has traveled to the Land of the Mystic Mountains to invite Olaf, Anna and Elsa, who contributes a blast of her icy magic. It all culminates in a grand dance, as the Merry Makers invite all their special guests to join in the fun on this special day in Magic Kingdom Park!

Marking the first appearances by Tiana and Rapunzel in a show on the castle stage, “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” brings to life beloved Disney stories both classic and contemporary in a spectacular performance featuring an original song, memorable music, lively dancing and special effects magic.

“Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” will make its debut in summer 2016!

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New Skipper Canteen opens today in Magic Kingdom

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Beginning today, your guests can set off on a culinary adventure featuring “World Famous Jungle Cuisine” at the new Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen in Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort.

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Located steps from the legendary Jungle Cruise attraction, this new 222-seat table-service restaurant is staffed by the wisecracking crew of the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd.  Diners are seated in one of three dining destinations inside the company’s headquarters-turned-restaurant: the mess hall; the jungle-inspired parlor once used by the company’s founder, Dr. Albert Falls and his family; or the former meeting room of the mysterious Society of Explorers and Adventurers.

The adventurous menu features bold and flavorful tastes inspired by the exotic flavors of the rivers traveled on the Jungle Cruise. Guests can try Trader Sam’s head-on shrimp, Dr. Falls’ signature grilled steak or the house-made arepas with slow-cooked beef, black beans, tostones and queso fresco. Little ones can enjoy items such as Junior Skip’s special mac and cheese. And for dessert, there is a Kungaloosh! – an African-inspired chocolate cake served with caramelized bananas and cashew-caramel ice cream. Refreshing non-alcoholic specialty beverages, Punch Line punch and Schweitzer Slush, will also be offered.

The Disney Dining Plan will be accepted at Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen. At the time of opening reservations were not currently available online, guests please see the attendant at the podium for availability.

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Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party Reservations Open March 20th, 2015

An enhanced version of the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party, the reservations for Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom Park Open March 20th, 2015

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Beginning July 5, 2015, you can enjoy the newly enhanced Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party in Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort.

With an unforgettable view of Wishes fireworks over Cinderella Castle, this exclusive experience allows you to relax in a reserved seating area at Tomorrowland Terrace as you indulge in decadent desserts and beverages.

Delightful menu items include chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse, ice cream, season fruit and cheese, Disney Character-themed cupcakes and more! And, beverages include hot drinking chocolate, signature lemonade, as well as coffee and tea.
Plus, as the fireworks begin, you can celebrate with a sparkling cider toast as you create a special memory with friends and family.

Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party is $49 for adults, $29 for children, tax included. Reservations can be made on March 20, 2015 by calling 407-WDW-DINE or by visiting Disneyworld.com.

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