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…..

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• Receive a welcome packet when you book, with information & a custom planning calendar.
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• 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.

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Pixar Pier set to Open June 23rd in California Adventure Park

California Screamin’ will become the new Incredacoaster along with other changes that have re-themed the back of the Disneyland park into a Pixar Pier.  This area was an obvious choice for Disney to transform as they expand their Pixar presence in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.  With the popular Toy Story Mania attraction already in the location, the theme of the area practically lends itself to Pixar.

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Disney has made the following official announcement

“As Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek announced at D23 Expo Japan, Pixar Pier will open June 23, 2018 at Disney California Adventure® Park. This reimagined land will feature four whimsical neighborhoods representing beloved Pixar stories with newly themed attractions, foods and merchandise. Guests will enter Pixar Pier through a new marquee, pictured above, which will be topped by the iconic Pixar lamp later in the year.

The June 23 opening of Pixar Pier will also include the Incredicoaster – a super combination of character figures, lighting and special effects that will bring the Parr family racing alongside you in a high-speed adventure.

Also coming in June is a dazzling new float for the popular “Paint the Night” parade featuring Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone from “The Incredibles.” This new float will bring all of the fun and excitement of the Incredibles’ world to life with high-tech, pop-art effects inspired by the mid-century-modern style of the films. Dynamic and innovative visual technology will also bring Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack to life, showcasing their powers in surprising ways!

“Paint the Night” Parade makes its Disney California Adventure Park debut when the first-ever Pixar Fest celebration begins throughout the Disneyland Resort on April 13, 2018.”

Let me help plan the details of your 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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Toy Story Land will open in Walt Disney World on June 30th 2018

We’ve been watching closely as this land has been well concealed while it has been under construction and anxiously awaiting any tidbit of news that Disney has to release.  Now it’s official.  Disney has announced that Toy Story Land, in the Hollywood Studios theme park, will open on June 30th, 2018!

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Disney’s official news below….

“When it opens, Guests visiting Toy Story Land will “shrink” to the size of a toy and join in on the fun Woody, Jessie, Buzz, and Andy’s other beloved toys are having in Andy’s backyard. Here, your Clients can take a ride on Slinky Dog Dash, a roller coaster Andy has assembled from his Mega Coaster Play Kit and topped off with Slinky and Jessie. (Check out the time-lapse video below of one of Slinky Dog Dash’s first test runs).

Families will also be able to take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers, a galactic play set that Andy won from Pizza Planet. Here, adorable little green aliens swirl about in their flying saucers with guests in tow in their rocket ship toys, while “The Claw” hangs overhead.

Guests can also walk through a new carnival game box to experience Toy Story Mania!, which has been a Guest-favorite attraction at the park since it opened in 2008. Now expanded with a third track, the popular attraction will put even more Guests in the action taking aim at 3D objects – using everything from baseballs to cream pies – in a variety of whimsical, fast-paced games.

Woody’s Lunch Box – actually, Andy’s lunch box that he’s set on its side – will serve up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats from a walk-up window setting. The entire land will serve as a visual celebration of toys, with Crayons, Cooties, Green Army Men, Rubik’s Cubes, Tinkertoys, and other familiar toys and game pieces incorporated into the land’s design.”

The Height requirements for the above attractions are as follows:
Slinky Dog Dash – 38″ or taller
Alien Swirling Saucers – 32″ or taller

Star Wars land is expected to open in 2019 and once these lands are complete in Hollywood Studios, I will finally be able to tell people that this is a park where you want to spend at least one full day if no additional days to see everything.  I’m looking forward to the opening of Toy Story Land.  Follow along on my social media pages for my personal experiences in this new land when it opens in June.

Let me help plan the details of your 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.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures
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Disney reveals Models for Star Wars Lands

Will it be worth all the hype?  My answer is “YES”!  If Disney brings Star Wars to life in the same way that they have with Pandora, Star Wars fans everywhere are sure to swoon when they enter the park and I am not excluded.

On Thursday night Disney presented a model of the lands & attractions that are currently under construction in Disneyland & Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World.

Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts stated, “All along, we have said this will be game-changing, and through the model we can begin to see how truly epic these immersive new worlds will be.”

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photo credit: Orlando Sentinel

It seems that a lot of focus is around the Millennium Falcon and it has been known that one of the unnamed attractions will put visitors at the controls of the ship.  The second attractions puts guests amid at battle of the First Order and the Resistance.

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“The setting will be a previously unseen planet, a trading outpost just before “Wild Space,” as quoted by the Orlando Sentinel.

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The Star Wars geek in me can hardly wait for new announcements about this highly anticipated land.  You can bet that I will be there personally for the first few opening days in 2019.

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Thank you for geeking out with me a little bit over these photos & this announcement!!!  What do you think?  Will you be visiting the new Star Wars land in 2019?  I would love to hear your opinion in the comments.

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Details Released for Pandora

You can now plan your adventure to visit Pandora: the World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park.  The opening date is officially set for May 27th, 2017 and there will be some special preview dates Beginning May 13th.  I will personally be previewing Pandora the night of May 15th and will be writing a full review.
Disney has released specifics about some of the attractions in Pandora.
Below is what has been released on their websites so far…

Pandora – The World of Avatar

Journey to an all-new, awe-inspiring land that celebrates the magnificent power of nature.
Located within Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, Pandora – The World of Avatar provides eco-tourists the opportunity to join Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) for the transformational experience of a lifetime—filled with unforgettable expeditions, floating mountains, a bioluminescent forest, winged mountain banshees and more.
In partnership with ACE, visitors of every age will have the chance to explore the values and culture of this exotic place, and celebrate the striking beauty and overwhelming power of the natural world.
Welcome to Pandora—a world similar to Earth… but distinctly unique in so many ways!

Avatar – Flight of Passage

Otherworldly Aerial Adventures Await
Soar on the back of a mountain banshee during a thrilling ride above this vast moon
Height Requirement: 44 inches
Fastpass+ attraction
Get a banshee’s-eye view of the beauty and grandeur of Pandora on a rite of passage you won’t soon forget!
Deep in the heart of the Valley of Mo’ara, discover Avatar Flight of Passage—an all-new expedition that lets interstellar explorers like you climb atop a mountain banshee for a breathtaking, first-person flight over the moon’s incredible landscape.
Bonding with a mountain banshee is a crucial step in the life of a Na’vi hunter—and flying on the back of one of these powerful winged creatures represents an important rite of passage.
Now, as a visitor to Pandora, you’ll finally have the chance to test yourself in a similar way!

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Na’vi River Journey

A Family-Friendly Adventure
No height requirement
Fastpass+ attraction
Glide down a gentle, mysterious river and feel a sense of wonder as the full beauty of Pandora reveals itself. Located within the Valley of Mo’ara, Na’vi River Journey offers explorers an experience that has to be seen—and heard—to be believed!
As your expedition begins, climb aboard a reed boat and drift downstream. After coasting through a series of caves, and passing by exotic glowing plants and amazing creatures of the rainforest, you’ll soon find yourself face-to-face with the Na’vi Shaman of Songs.
The adventure comes to a conclusion as the Shaman demonstrates her deep connection to the life force of Pandora—and sends positive energy out into the forest through the power of her music!

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Valley of Mo’ara

Hike amid floating mountains, glowing fauna and flora, a native drum circle and many other wonders at Pandora
Behold A Land That’s Beyond Belief
No height requirement, family friendly, walk through the land
No Fastpass+
Walk about through the Valley of Mo’ara and get ready to discover a world like no other!
There’s more to Pandora than expeditions like Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey… much more! All around its enormous floating mountains, you’ll quickly uncover the valley’s one-of-a-kind dining and shopping experiences—along with sights, sounds and experiences that include:

  • Exotic plants that come to life with beautiful bioluminescence each night
  • A Na’vi-built drum circle, containing instruments playable by all
  • Na’vi totems and other cultural items found throughout the land
  • Brand-new Wilderness Explorers challenges and badges to collect

You may even come across tour guides from Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE), scientists from the Pandora Conservation Initiative (PCI), or even an eclectic expat or two!

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Watch this video to see how Pandora will fit into the philosophy of Animal Kingdom:

No Disney experience would be complete without a taste of excitement.  Here is what Disney has released about the food locations opening in Pandora:

Pongu Pongu

Beverages from Beyond Our World
Quick Service Restaurant, no reservations required
Quench your thirst the Pandoran way at an otherworldly pit-stop offering Na’vi-inspired refreshment.
Are your expeditions at Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey leaving you parched? Hike to the corner of Windtraders where you’ll find Pongu Pongu—when you spot a friendly expat serving out-of-this-world drinks, you’ve come to the right place.
Meaning “Party Party” in the language of the Na’vi, Pongu Pongu welcomes weary travelers to try our bioluminescent frozen cocktail, indigenous beers—or even a sweet snack you won’t find elsewhere!

Satu’li Canteen

Indulge in the art and culture of the Na’vi while dining inside this former RDA mess hall
This fast-casual restaurant will be the first to offer Mobile Order, a new convenient option to order and pay for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience app, allowing guests to bypass the queue to order when they arrive at the restaurant. Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize their order and pre-pay for their meal. When they arrive at the restaurant they will tap an “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, guests will be alerted through the app to pick up their meal at a designated window..

A Menu Inspired by Pandora’s Bounty
Discover healthful dishes and familiar flavors from another world—wholesome grains, fresh vegetables and hearty proteins.
Between your aerial adventures on Avatar Flight of Passage and family-friendly voyages aboard Na’vi River Journey, tuck inside the Quonset-hut structure called Satu’li Canteen—long ago an RDA mess hall, now a peaceful dining facility adorned with Na’vi art and cultural items.
Owned and operated by Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE), Satu’li Canteen supplies travelers all the comforts of home—courtesy of a unique, fast-casual menu that’s been crafted from Pandora’s natural abundance.
Featuring international-inspired cuisine, vegetarian options and specialty libations, it’s the perfect place to refuel as you venture through the Valley of Mo’ara.

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If you already have your adventure planned to Pandora, Fastpasses are now open 60 days in advance for Disney World Resort guests.  As an added bonus for summer 2017, there will be an extra magic hour when only resort guests are allowed into Pandora.  I have no doubt that dining reservations will be opening soon.  If you have booked a trip through me, stay tuned and I will keep you informed & updated on the new, added options.

If you are dreaming of your next trip to Pandora, take advantage of a little Free planning assistance to be sure that you are well informed before entering this fascinating new land.
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Frozen Ever After Attraction Opening Date Announced!

Today Disney has announced some very exciting news from Epcot® at Walt Disney World® Resort. Two new “Frozen” experiences – the Frozen Ever After attraction and the adjacent Royal Sommerhus – will officially open their doors June 21, 2016.

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Begin Booking Fastpasses on Saturday May 21st, 2016 for the Frozen Ever After Attraction

Located in the Norway pavilion at Epcot, Frozen Ever After allows guests to set off on an adventurous boat tour through the kingdom of Arendelle. First, they’ll be transported to the “Winter in Summer” Celebration where Queen Elsa embraces her magical powers to create a beautiful “winter-in-summer” day for the entire kingdom. Next, guests will pass Troll Valley on their way up to the icy North Mountain to Queen Elsa’s Ice Palace before their return trip to the Bay of Arendelle.

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And, over at the nearby Royal Summerhus, Anna and Elsa’s summer home, the royal sisters will be available for will for greeting opportunities.

The Norway Pavilion will open at 9 a.m., along with the Future World area of Epcot.

Guests will also spot Anna and Elsa over at Magic Kingdom® Park in the “Festival of Fantasy Parade” and the new “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” show coming to Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage. Be sure to check the My Disney Experience app for the latest locations and times for any Disney Character.

My name is Melissa and I am a Travel Agent.  If you have Frozen Fever & would like to be a part of the amazing Frozen attraction located around Walt Disney World, I can assist you in booking & planning your very own vacation adventure and the best part is my planning services are always FREE.  At no added cost to you, I can assist you in setting up your vacation plans including dining reservations, fastpasses & more…  Contact me today for a free, no obligation quote.
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