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Plan Your New Year’s Eve Celebration

In a little less than two months it will be time to welcome in another new year, and there is no better place to celebrate the night away than at Walt Disney World® Resort in Central Florida.

Full of magic, whimsy and wonder; Walt Disney World® Resort is the perfect backdrop to celebrate the year we’ve had while welcoming the year that is to come.

This year, Walt Disney World® Resort has lined up some truly remarkable experiences to bring in the new year. When paired with the knowledge, expertise and passion of a Disney Destination vacation getaway planned by one of our Magic Makers®, this New Year’s celebration is destined to be like no other!

Here is a glimpse of just a few of the special offerings available to you on December 31st, 2017:

California Grill New Year’s Eve Dinner. On December 31st California Grill will be transformed into a dine-around style gala, with cooking stations throughout the restaurant. Expect some of your favorite Disney characters to make appearances – along with Baby New Year. Wine and cocktails are included, as well as a magnificent view of the Magic Kingdom® Park fireworks! 7:30 p.m.-midnight, $650. (Dinner jacket required for men.)

Victoria & Albert’s New Year’s Eve Dinner. Dine in luxury on New Year’s Eve in this AAA Five Diamond restaurant with gracious “butler-style” service, live harp music and a personalized menu to remember your celebration. Dinner is 10 courses, including eight courses and two desserts including a selection of wines from around the world. Seatings between 6-7:45 p.m. $600.

New Year’s Eve at Epcot® World ShowPlace. The World ShowPlace Events pavilion will feature an all-you-care-to-eat dining experience along with fun photo opportunities and Disney tunes. Soups, salads, hearty dishes and desserts – and the kids get their own station with favorites like mac ‘n cheese, meatballs, chicken fritters and more. Seatings available from 3-9 p.m., $72.90, $44.38 ages 3 to 11. Later in the evening, head out to the promenade for fireworks over World Showcase Lagoon to welcome 2017.

Monsieur Paul New Year’s Eve Dinner. The upstairs dining room at the France pavilion at Epcot® will offer six seatings on New Year’s Eve: 11:45a.m., noon, 2:15p.m., 2:45p.m., 5:45p.m. and 6:15p.m. A four-course, prix fixe menu of classical French cuisine reflects the traditions of Chef Paul Bocuse. Cost is $110.81. A special late-night dinner with two seatings at 8:45p.m. and 9:45p.m. offers and enhanced French menu, including Paul Bocuse’s famous Soupe aux Truffles V.G.E. Cost is $305.03.

La Hacienda de San Angel New Year’s Dinner. New Year’s Eve at the Mexico pavilion in Epcot® World Showcase starts at 9:30p.m. and ends at 1a.m., and includes a five-course prix fixe dinner, live music with the mariachi band along with a picturesque view of the Epcot® IllumiNations holiday show. Wine is served with the main course (surf n’ turf) and a dessert liqueur with the sweet ending.

Narcoossee’s New Year’s Eve Dinner, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. A sumptuous four-course menu is offered with seatings between from 5 and 5:45p.m. A five-course menu is offered with seating from 8:30-9:25p.m. for a late-night celebration with live music. The menus both feature favorites such as Narcoossee’s lobster bisque, seared Wagyu beef and pan-seared halibut. First seating $150 for adults, $70 children ages 3-9. Second seating $255 for adults, $95 for children ages 3-9.

No one cares more about your trip than you do…except our Magic Makers®! Contact a Magic Maker® today to begin planning the magic of your next Disney Destination vacation.

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|0 Comments

Club Villain Premium Dining Event Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is continuing one of our favorite special ticketed dining events inside the Sunset Showcase venue through January 2017!

Club Villain, hosted by Dr. Facilier, is a mix of themed food, drinks, performances and encounters with some of Disney’s greatest villains – including Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Queen of Hearts, and Cruella De Vil. A house DJ is on hand to keep the party going between the spellbinding stage shows.

You’ll enjoy some decadent New Orleans delicacies like tender beef striploin rubbed with herbes de Provence, Voodoo sticky “pig wings” with citrus gremolata and spicy shrimp sautéed with Andouille sausage, tomato, okra and onions over creamy polenta. Specialty alcoholic drinks plus beer and wine will also be available to guests over 21.

Sounds terror-ific, doesn’t it? Here are the rest of the details:

  • Dates: Select nights through Jan. 27, 2017
  • Time: 2 shows per night – time varies by date
  • Cost: $129 per person (tax and gratuity included)
  • Admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is required and not included

Availability for these events are limited and will go quickly, so contact your Magic Maker® today!

Separate admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is required, and is not included in the price of this package. Club Villain will be offered on select evenings only. Please check with your Magic Maker® for specific dates and times, as operating hours may vary. This event will offer banquet style seating, so you may be seated with other parties. Entertainment is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. A valid form of government identification will be required to verify age. This offer may not be combined with any other discounts or promotions. Disney dining plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event.

“Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

A new nighttime spectacular is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®!

Led by Wayne and Lanny from ABC/Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated special “Prep & Landing,” Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! will feature state-of-the-art projections, special effects and fireworks on and around the Chinese Theater.

The new show will take place Nov. 14 – Dec. 31, 2016!

Guests may take advantage of the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party which provides:

  • Reserved viewing of evening’s Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!
  • Special Dessert party featuring specialty beverages and more
  • A pair of 3D HoloSpex® glasses to use during the show (creates holographic illusions of gingerbread men, candy canes, snowflakes and ornaments on any bright point of light)

Pricing is $69 per adult or $39 for children ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included). Please contact your Magic Maker® to check availability or for further details!

 

Royal Tea Aboard Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line® has announced that one of their popular activities for young princes and princesses (ages 3+) is being expanded to all four ships!

Called Royal Court Royal Tea, the celebration combines classic Disney entertainment with an exclusive meet and greet opportunity with Disney Princesses who visit guests right at their table. Hosted by Lady Chamomile and Chef Brule, the Royal Pastry Chef, the teatime is filled with music, dancing, and storytelling. Lady Chamomile and Chef Brule’s will treat their guests to tea and a special two course – one sweet and one savory.

Tea party guests also get other surprises to take home and remember their day.

Young princesses receive:

  • Jewelry box
  • Link bracelet
  • Cinderella doll
  • Autograph Book and more…

Young princes receive:

  • Sword
  • Shield
  • Duffy bear and other surprises like pins and autograph book

Pricing for Royal Court Royal Tea is $210 for children and $69 for adults. Guests can already enjoy this offering on the Disney Fantasy and on 4-night itineraries of the Disney Dream. Royal Court Royal Tea will be extended to the other ships/itineraries as follows: Disney Dream (3-night itineraries) beginning Nov. 4, 2016; Disney Wonder beginning Nov. 10, 2016; and Disney Magic beginning Dec. 11, 2016.

Availability for the Royal Court Royal Tea is extremely limited on each sailing. Advanced reservations are required and can be made through your Magic Maker® or online in your My Cruise Activities section.

For more details, please contact your Magic Maker®.

(Offerings subject to change)

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Early 2017 Walt Disney World Room Discounts

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Create Family Memories at the Walt Disney World® Resort

2017 is the year for you to make new family memories at “The Most Magical Place on Earth!” From discovering the all-new Frozen Ever After attraction at Epcot® to uncovering the new nighttime experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® theme park, there’s truly something for everyone inside this magical Vacation Kingdom! When you pair these all-new experiences with the following special savings, now is the time to work with our Magic Makers® to plan the storybook vacation of your dreams!

For a limited time, save up to 25% at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Jan. 1 – Apr. 8, 2017. Not only will you enjoy staying closer to the magic, your stay will also include an array of special Disney touches and magical extras that only on-property guests receive.

Travel Dates:

  • Book a room at select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels and save up to 25% on stays most nights from Jan. 1 – Apr. 8, 2017.

Book by:

  • Jan. 24, 2017

Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability!

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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. Length of stay requirements may apply. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer excludes Campsites, 3-bedroom villas, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms.

Play, Stay, Dine, and Save at Walt Disney World® Resort

For a limited time, you can save on your upcoming adventure at the Walt Disney World® Resort. You’ll feel like royalty when you experience the world-class amenities of your Disney Resort hotel, enjoy Extra Magic Hours at the Parks, and receive complimentary transportation between Orlando International Airport and your hotel and throughout the entire Walt Disney World® Resort. Plus, you’ll receive advance opportunity to make FastPass+ reservations for your favorite attractions a month before regular day guests!

Save when you purchase a Walt Disney Travel Co. Magic Your Way Vacation package that includes room, tickets, and dining for stays most nights Jan. 1-Mar. 7, 2017.

Booking Window:
Book now – Dec. 21, 2016

Contact your Magic Maker® today to start exploring the “The Most Magical Place on Earth” with this promotion.

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Click here for details on Walt Disney World® Resort’s Early 2017 Room Discount!

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on a non-discounted price for the same package. Base tickets valid for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes Campsites, 3-bedroom villas, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter. Excludes alcoholic beverages and gratuities. Children ages 3-9 must order from children’s menu, if available. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Length of stay requirements: minimum of 3 nights and maximum of 14 nights.

Holidays at Sea Aboard Disney Cruise Line

Walt Disney World® Resort has always brought a little extra magic to the seasonal celebrations of Halloween and Christmas with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park.

Similar celebrations will be shipped off to sea with specially themed Halloween and Christmas sailings aboard Disney Cruise Line.

In September and October, all four Disney Cruise Line ships will host Halloween on the High Seas Cruises. Aboard these special themed sailings you will experience Halloween like you never have before! Kids will enjoy trick or treating with their favorite Disney characters and marching in the Costume parade, while adults will have their own fun with a costume contest and a villainous dance in adult areas. The entire family can come together and enjoy Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party and see Jack and Sally at Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas Sing and Scream!

Halloween on the High Seas will be available on the following sailings:

  • Disney Magic: Oct. 2 – 29, 2016 and Sep. 27 – Oct. 28, 2017
  • Disney Wonder: Sep. 15 – Oct. 27, 2017
  • Disney Dream: Sep. 2 – Oct. 31, 2016 and Sep. 4 – Oct. 30, 2017
  • Disney Fantasy: Sep. 3 – Oct. 29, 2016 and Sep. 2 – Oct. 28, 2017

Then, Disney Cruise Line comes alive aboard all four ships for Very MerryTime Cruises. There is nothing like celebrating Christmas with a nautical flair as each ship is themed to a Christmas wonderland. During the Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party, the entire family can come together to play games, dance and celebrate with favorite Disney friends! Kids will be able to help launch all of the celebrations aboard the ship at a tree lighting ceremony. And of course, what Christmas celebration is complete without Santa and his elves on hand to greet you!

Very Merrytime Cruises will be available on the following sailings*:

  • Disney Magic: Nov. 5 – Dec. 23, 2016 and Nov. 11 – Dec. 24, 2017
  • Disney Wonder: Nov. 10 – Dec. 23, 2016 and Nov. 10 – Dec. 22, 2017
  • Disney Dream: Nov. 7 – Dec. 22, 2016 and Nov. 10 – Dec. 22, 2017
  • Disney Fantasy: Nov. 19 – Dec. 24, 2016 and Nov. 11 – Dec. 23, 2017

    * = some elements will begin construction in early Nov. and may not be available until late Nov.

Availability aboard Disney Cruise Line for these special themed cruises is limited! Reserve your spot through your Magic Maker® today to celebrate on the high seas with Disney Cruise Line!

Holiday activities and offerings are subject to change and may vary by ship and itinerary.

Breaking the Myths – Visiting During Peak Dates

With the holidays quickly approaching, crowds at the Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resort will increase day by day. Today, we continue our “Breaking the Myths” series by focusing on visits during peak travel dates.

  1. Myth: Since I have purchased my ticket in advance, I don’t have to worry about capacity due to crowds during peak times
    During peak travel times, the Walt Disney World® Resort uses a phased closure system to ensure the safety and comfort of their guests and cast members inside the parks. While the specific details of the program remain internal and confidential, the 4-phase program limits the type of guests entering that park for the day. For example, in a Phase 2 closure, guests not staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel may be denied access to the park at the gates due to capacity. At Phase 4, all guests are denied entry until capacity levels decrease. It is important to note that while guests staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel are guaranteed entry into a park with valid admission, it may not be the park you had planned for the day – you may have to choose from one of the other theme parks.
  2. Myth: It’s best to not have reservations or plans when traveling during peak times
    While some guests enjoy having the flexibility of “going with the flow” on vacation, peak travel times may not be the time to try it. Table service meals start booking 180 days in advance, so the likelihood of getting a walk up reservation can be slim. If you are set on dining at a specific restaurant or having your child experience things like Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or The Pirates League, then you definitely want to work with your Magic Maker® and see what advanced reservations are available.
  3. Myth: Since New Year’s Eve is such a late night, it is best to get a late start
    On a day that the parks may reach capacity, getting a “late” start can be detrimental to your plans. Our suggestion is to plan on spending the day at one park (don’t hop) and arrive early. Additional entertainment will often be added around the parks during peak times for you to enjoy. Even at a busy park, a solid touring plan can make for a magical day full of memories!

Guests can expect peak travel times at the Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resort around the holidays (Christmas, New Year’s, Easter, 4th of July) and during other special events attracting large crowds. By utilizing the tips and services of your Magic Maker®, your upcoming trip will be Magical!

Reservations Now Open for ‘A Galactic Spectacular’ Dessert Party

Looking for a sweet way to enjoy the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show during your upcoming visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®? We’ve found just what you’re looking for!

Reservations are currently open for the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Taking place on Dec. 31, 2016 and select nights in 2017, the out-of-this-world dessert party will provide:

  • Preferred viewing area for the new Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show
  • Star Wars™-themed desserts served at a private party inside Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Selection of specialty drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Souvenir Chewbacca stein

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party runs Dec. 31, 2016 and on select nights in 2017 (which will be available for booking soon). Pricing is $69-79/adult ages 10+ and $39-45 for children ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included).

Contact your Magic Maker® to check availability or for additional questions.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios® admission is also required and is not included in the price of the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party. Seating is not available. Wheelchairs and ECVs can be accommodated. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. A valid form of government identification will be required to verify your age. Disney dining plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event. Discounts or promotions are not valid for this event. Entertainment is subject to change or cancellation without notice.