Ale & Compass Restaurant Breakfast Review

Two years ago we enjoyed a wonderful buffet breakfast at this restaurant when it was Captain’s Grille.  It is one of the more cost effective options for the Epcot Candlelight Processional dining package during the holiday season. Now it has been re-imagined into a more quiet & luxurious feeling restaurant and the breakfast menu has changed from a full buffet to an entree and optional continental buffet.


Overview

Location: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Hours:
breakfast 7:30am – 11:00am
lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm
dinner 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Dining Style:  Table service with an optional continental buffet for breakfast
Dining Plan:  1 table service credit
Atmosphere: Warm, quite and inviting
* all information subject to change
My review of this experience:  3.5 out of 5 stars
Read through for details on why I have given this review for this experience

Menu


Since we had the Candlelight Processional Dining Package during this visit, we selected the Buffet option which included the continental breakfast buffet as well as our choice of one entree. 

Review from my Experience
The Ale & Compass was our Candlelight Processional Dining package reservation.  The Candlelight Processional package allowed us to have guaranteed seats at the show with John Stamos as the narrator.  We have been wanting to try the Ale & Compass since the redesign and it was the most cost effective option as well.
Our reservation was for 10:55am and we checked-in at the podium 11:00am.  We were told that they were running a little behind & that they would text my cell phone when our table was ready.  We were okay with the wait because there are so many beautiful holiday decorations to look at in the resort.
I got a text around 11:35am & were promptly seated in a comfortable booth table & handed menus.  Our server did not arrive to acknowledge us for about 15 minutes & left after explaining our choices.  When he returned to take our order he told us to help ourselves to the continental buffet since it was included in our dining package.
When we visited the buffet, we found that they had limited amounts of food left.  The grapes were gone & there was only one cinnamon roll left.  Soon our food was delivered and we were told that the buffet was closing for lunch and we should go back one more time if we wanted to.  There was even less selection at that point.
– The Breakfast Flatbread was a very large portion, but I found it to be a little rich & oily in texture.  I may just be spoiled by the pizza at Via Napoli.
– The steak on the open-faced skirt steak sandwich was slightly tough; I prefer my steak to be very tender.
– The salted caramel-apple french toast was good comfort food and my family approved of the taste.
– The dark chocolate waffles were probably the favorite for our family topped with the rich cream and a side of bacon.

To their credit, when we mentioned that the cinnamon rolls were gone & they told us that they would not be making more, the manager overheard & did go to the Ale & Compass Market & bring some extra large cinnamon rolls from outside of the restaurant.  This is much more typical of the Disney service that we are spoiled by.

One of my favorite parts of the meal was my London Strand Earl Gray Twinings Tea.  I really enjoyed the beautiful flavors offered with my meal.  If purchased at the Twinings Tea store in the Epcot UK Pavilion, the cost of this tea is about $1.00 a bag.

I know that I may be slightly harsh in my review, but Disney has set the bar so high with their food that I now tend to expect excellence when my meal totals $180.00 for four adults.

What I would change for next time
If we take advantage of this low priced meal for the Candlelight Processional again, I will make a reservation for an earlier time.  I think that our experience could have been improved if we had not missed out on the delicious offerings at the continental buffet because we were seated so late.

Additional Information
I have to add that I did really like the redesigned bench seating at the back of the restaurant.  There is now a space behind the benches to set your park bags & other things.  This is very convenient & leaves more room on the benches to sit.


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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 from someone who is local and has 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 & fill out a quote form, or contact me so we can set up a time to chat about your dream vacation.

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Reserve your room now in the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

This brand new tower will boast 545 new rooms and is located at the main entrance for Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.  Coronado Springs has also refurbished their existing 1800 rooms adding extra comfort to this Walt Disney World moderate hotel.
Reservations are now available for stays starting on July 9th, 2019.  Book soon because everyone loves that new carpet smell & these beautiful rooms will fill quickly.

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Guests can look forward to new dining experiences as part of the reimagining. Three Bridges Bar & Grill will be located on an island in the middle of the resort’s 14-acre lake, Lago Dorado. Courtyards adjacent to the restaurant offer private-event options, and the entire area is accessible via convenient walkways stretching across the lake. Additionally, a unique rooftop table service restaurant, Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood, will open as part of Gran Destino Tower. The new dining establishment—featuring beautiful views of Walt Disney World Resort—will offer indoor dining and an outdoor lounge. Stay tuned for updates on when reservations become available for this exciting new dining location.


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 & fill out a quote form, or contact me so we can set up a time to chat about your dream vacation.

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19 Experiences Coming to Walt Disney World in 2019

Disney has announced a list of 19 things to experience when you visit Walt Disney World in 2019.  Some are new, some are old & some are only offered for a limited-time.

When I read through this I noticed right away that certain experiences were missing.  Read through and I will tell you my thoughts at the end of the article.

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Beginning January 8th:

Magic Kingdom

  1. In honor of the true originals, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration will bring new music, dancing and all sorts of other fun to Magic Kingdom®
  2. The new “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party” at Magic Kingdomwill invite you to dance with Mickey, Minnie and their pals in front of Cinderella Castle. Shake it along with live singers belting out new arrangements of classic “Mickey Mouse Club” songs.
  3. The Dapper Dans and other entertainers on Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdomwill sing songs in honor of Mickey.
  4. Look for special Mickey- and Minnie-themed merchandise and food at Magic Kingdomto make this party complete.
  5. And this is a Surprise Celebration, after all, so you can expect more Limited-Time Magic entertainment and other experiences to pop up periodically around Magic Kingdom.

Hollywood Studios

  1. The Incredibles are coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®! Pixar Avenue will transform into a Metroville city block, and Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone are throwing a party to celebrate.
  2. Meet the one and only Edna Mode – the greatest super suit designer! She will set up a special location on Pixar Avenue showcasing some of her best creations (no capes!).
  3. Show your #IncredibleSide along Pixar Avenue by striking a heroic pose in front of three-dimensional scenes straight out of Pixar Animation Studios’ Incredibles
  4. Also on Pixar Avenue, look for clues to the whereabouts of the youngest Incredible, the mischievous and multi-powered Jack-Jack.
  5. Elsewhere at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a door to the monster world will open inside Walt Disney Presents, where you’ll have a chance to meet Mike and Sulley from Pixar’s Monsters Inc.

Animal Kingdom

  1. Celebrate the 25thanniversary of Walt Disney Pictures’ “The Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® along with Timon and Rafiki in the “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party” on Discovery Island. Let your inner animal roam free on the dance floor in this raucous party!
  2. Also at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, have fun posing in front of special three-dimensional photo opportunities re-creating scenes from the animated classic.
  3. The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is back! This year’s special event takes place Jan. 18 – Feb. 25, allowing you to indulge in world-class culinary and visual arts.
  4. The Disney on Broadway concert series is expanding to seven days a week during the Festival of the Arts, so you’ll have even more opportunities to experience some Disney musical magic live on stage.

In all of the parks, later in the year

  1. Welcome spring’s arrival with the Epcot®International Flower & Garden Festival, returning March 6 – June 3 with its wide selection of delectable bites at outdoor kitchens and dozens of Disney-themed topiaries blooming around the park.
  2. Even better, this year’s Garden Rocks concert series expands, as well, to seven days a week during the Flower & Garden Festival, which means a total of 270 concerts over the course of the 90-day event.
  3. Ka-Chow! Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy rolls into Disney’s Hollywood Studiosin spring 2019. In this new show experience, you’ll come face to face with Lightning and learn from his years of experience on the track.
  4. Outside the Racing Academy, you’ll get to meet Lightning McQueen’s speedy pal, Cruz Ramirez.
  5. If you haven’t visited Walt Disney World recently, then there’s even more for you to explore and experience. Become an honorary toy at Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, travel to the bioluminescent planet of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom or wish a fond farewell to IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth – the nighttime spectacular at Epcot – before its conclusion scheduled for the end of summer 2019.

NOW…  Who noticed something missing in this list of activities for 2019???  Need a hint?  Are you a Star Wars fan?  Now you got it!  They did not mention the opening of Star Wars: A Galaxy’s Edge.  As a Star Wars guru should I take it personally?  Probably not, the announcements for Star Wars are take up an entire article of their own.  If you want to read about the Star Wars happenings…  click Through This article  What’s Coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge


 

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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.


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?
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Pixie Dust Adventures / Adventure Anywhere Travel
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Epcot Illuminations Fireworks will end in 2019

Epcot’s beloved fireworks show has fascinated many with an inspiring and uplifting message for almost 20 years.  This popular nighttime display has encouraged guests of all ages to line up hours in advance to get a good spot for viewing.  Today Disney has announced that the show will come to a close at the end of the summer in 2019 and be immediately replaced with an updated show surrounding the park’s new themes.

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Disney Parks Blog announced the following information earlier today:

After nearly 20 years of delighting Epcot® Guests with the emotional story of humanity told through music, fireworks, light torches and more, we wanted to let you know that “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” will be ending in the second half of next year. The Disney Parks Live Entertainment team is already busy creating new thrills to debut immediately following the conclusion of “IllumiNations,” continuing the tradition of nightly entertainment on the World Showcase Lagoon.

“IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” which is currently planned to run to the end of summer 2019, has entertained millions of guests gathered around World Showcase Lagoon sharing the light and a story since it debuted in October 1999 as part of the Walt Disney World® Millennium Celebration. During the coming year, we’ll be celebrating this classic show, so guests still have plenty of time to experience it again and again, as excitement builds for what’s next.

As we’ve previously shared, we’ve got big plans for our multi-year transformation of Epcot, with new experiences that will “Wow!” guests while keeping true to the original vision of the park. And the all-new nighttime fireworks spectacular coming to Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon will be part of the park’s exciting evolution.

The new show joins several previously announced experiences coming to Epcot, including the highly-anticipated “Guardians of the Galaxy” roller coaster attraction, a “Ratatouille”-inspired attraction in World Showcase, a new table-service restaurant adjacent to Mission: SPACE and much more!

A part of me will miss the popular show in Epcot, but the other part of me is excited to see what comes next.  Stay tuned for more updates & information.

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 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, MCC – Destinations by Melissa
Pixie Dust Adventures / Adventure Anywhere Travel
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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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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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Walt Disney World Bus Times Now Available in App

Bus Times at Walt Disney World Resort Now Available in Newly Redesigned My Disney Experience App

I’m so excited about this newest announcement.  There have been many times when we have lined up at our resort, for a bus to the parks, and wondered how long we were going to have to wait.  Will we make our reservations on time?  Should we call a ‘Minnie Van’ to get there? When will the next bus arrive & how long will it take to get there?  After the recent update, these questions are now all easily answered right in your My Disney Experience app.  The news released by Disney is as follows…

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If you have ever wondered when the next bus is going to arrive at their Disney Resort hotel, the answer will now be right at their fingertips.

Disney is rolling out a brand new bus time feature in the My Disney Experience mobile app that enables you to spend less time waiting at the bus stop and more time getting ready for a fun-filled day in the parks. With this feature, you can quickly discover up-to-the-minute estimates for when the next buses will depart from your Disney Resort hotel and when you will complete their journey to your destination.

The app regularly updates in real time to provide the most current estimates for buses heading to all four theme parks, two water parks and the Disney Springs® area. Guests can access the feature throughout their stay by tapping “See Bus Times” when viewing an active Disney Resort hotel reservation associated with their account.

You may also notice that this My Disney Experience update brings a new and improved design to the app, making it easier than ever for you to navigate and find what you’re looking for – from the new bus time feature and mobile food ordering service to adding tickets, booking FastPass+ selections and discovering key park offerings.

This is just the most recent example of how Disney is using digital technology to make the Guest experience even more convenient. During the past year alone, they have added app features that allow Guests to view room charges, keep track of Disney dining plan usage, check in online to start your vacation even faster, use their mobile devices as a digital key (now available at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and coming soon to additional Disney Resort hotels) and more.

Guests can explore all that’s new in My Disney Experience by updating to the current version of the app, now available in the Apple Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices.

And there’s more coming soon! Our teams are constantly exploring and innovating new enhancements to My Disney Experience as it continues to grow and evolve, so be sure to stay tuned for the latest updates.

Are you excited to try this new app update?  You must have a Disney resort reservation and you must make sure you update the Disney World app in order to use the newest features.  I have to wonderful & hope that they will add scheduled bus times from the parks as well as from the resorts.

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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