Disney News

A Fantasmic! Meal For Families On The Run

This holiday, the dining team over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® has announced they will bring back a to-go option for their Fantasmic! dining packages.

Available Dec. 24 – Dec. 31, 2014, the Taste of Hollywood To Go meals will include reserved seating to that night’s Fantasmic! Based on availability, guests will be able to choose which showing they would like to see.

Five adult and two children options will be available. All 7 meals will qualify as a Quick Service credit on the Disney Dining Plan or are $16.99+tax for adults and $5.49+tax for children. While some walk up meals may be available, we encourage our guests to contact their Magic Makers® so a reservation can be made to secure your spot. Your meal will be available for pickup from 11a-8p at Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner.

Adult selections include:

  • Vegetable Sandwich – served with ginger-marinated tomatoes and cucumbers, quinoa salad and chocolate cake
  • Shrimp Salad – served with pita, ginger-marinated tomatoes and cucumbers and mandarin orange cheesecake
  • Golden Fried Chicken – served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sweet corn and carrots and warm apple crisp
  • Cold-Cut Roast Beef Sandwich – with creamy horseradish served with classic potato salad, grilled asparagus and chocolate cake
  • California Sushi Tuna Roll – served with avocado, orange and tomato salad, ginger-marinated tomatoes and cucumbers and spicy pecan-chocolate cluster

Children can choose from:

  • Power Pack – with strawberry yogurt, apple wedges, carrot sticks with ranch dip, fish crackers, an organic apple cinnamon and oatmeal snack-size sandwich bar
  • Turkey and American Cheese Wrap – with strawberry yogurt, apple wedges, carrots with ranch dip and a seven-layer cookie bar


Disney Cruise Line Announces Military Rates

Disney Cruise Line has announced special Military Rates for select sailings. These sailings will give you an opportunity to experience  the best shows, family activities, dining, and ports in the cruise industry.

These Military rates are available to all retired and active U.S. Military personnel (U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, U.S Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Department of Defense personnel). Active and retired members of the U.S. military must provide valid identification at time of check-in. U.S. Military service member is required to sail to take advantage of this offer. Activated members of the U.S. National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve must also show active duty orders (active duty papers must be dated as of January 1st of the previous year to qualify).

Booking Window:

Monday, Dec. 15 – Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
Port Canaveral, FL
4-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 12/22/2014 5A
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 01/18/2015 11B
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 01/25/2015 11B
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 02/01/2015 Select
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 02/08/2015 11B


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Offer applies to new bookings only. Not combinable with other discounts or offers. Military personnel will be required to present valid military identification at time of check-in. Offer limited to a maximum of 1 stateroom per sailing. Exceptions will be made for Military personnel with immediate family members exceeding stateroom capacity. Other stateroom types are available at varying rates. Excludes taxes, fees, and port expenses (all amounts are per person and subject to change). See Disney Cruise Line brochure for applicable terms and conditions.

Florida Residents Sail and Save on Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line has announced special rates exclusively for Florida Residents on select sailings. Experience fantastic shows, onboard activities for the entire family, delectable dining, and visits to the most exciting ports in the cruise industry – including Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

Booking Window: Monday, Dec. 15 – Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
Port Canaveral, FL 4-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 12/22/2014 5A
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 01/18/2015 11B
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 02/08/2015 11B
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 02/22/2015 11B
7-Night E Caribbean Disney Fantasy 02/28/2015 5A
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 03/01/2015 11B
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 03/08/2015 11B


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Offer limited to 50 staterooms and is subject to availability. Other discounts do not apply. Proof of Florida resident is required for at least one adult member on the reservation within 48 hours of booking. Failure to submit complete identification will result in a cancellation with applicable cancellation fees. Florida resident must be at least 18 years of age. Other stateroom types may be available at varying rates. Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses not included. See Disney Cruise Line brochure for applicable terms and conditions.

The Magic of the Holidays at Walt Disney World® Resort

There are very few who can ‘deck the halls’ like Walt Disney World® Resort does! Bringing together the traditions, excitement and yuletide fun of the holidays, Walt Disney World® Resort creates quite the backdrop to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

One of the grandest ways to dive into the magic of the season is to experience Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Not only will you get to experience a magical snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.® and enjoy complimentary cookies and hot cocoa; you will enjoy live holiday entertainment like no other! From Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks spectacular to Totally Tomorrowland Christmas and Celebrate the Season, you will be rocking around the Christmas tree all through the night!

Fans of Frozen will also be excited to know that Magic Kingdom® Park has allowed Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf to bring a little magic to the park with A Frozen Holiday Wish. Anna and Elsa didn’t stick to just Magic Kingdom® Park for their celebrations; at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® you can sing and laugh at For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration or play in the snow at Wandering Oaken’s Frozen Snowground!

If you enjoy the rich traditions of Christmas then you do not want to miss visiting Epcot® and exploring Holidays Around the World. Throughout World Showcase costumed performers will share the holiday heritage of the nations represented. If you ever wanted to experience Christmas around the world, here is your chance!

To keep in tune with the true meaning of the season, Epcot® is also home to Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season and the amazing Candlelight Processional where the biblical account of Jesus’ birth is retold by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir.

What Christmas celebration is complete without a dazzling light display? Disney’s Hollywood Studios® has just that, The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights! This seasonal treat will leave you and your family awe-struck as you watch millions of glittering lights perfectly synched to music inspired by the season!

Even the Walt Disney World® Resort hotels join in with the holiday magic, bringing larger than life gingerbread creations and decorations to select resort hotels.

The best news is, there is still time to experience the beauty of the season at Walt Disney World® Resort!

Contact your Magic Maker® today to start planning your last-minute celebration!

Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years

Sometimes your trips to Disney Destinations can’t be frequent enough! To help relieve those “Disney withdrawals” many of us rely on Disney movies, scrolling through your photos from your previous vacations, or even perusing your favorite fan sites. But one amazing way to heal your Disney fever is by attending a Disney Theatrical Production!

Disney Theatrical Productions is currently celebrating 20 years on Broadway! Over the past 20 years, Disney has brought many of your favorite movies to life on stage including “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Mary Poppins,” “Newsies” and “Aladdin.”

As part of the celebration, this video was recently released of the a cappella group VoicePlay mashing up the best of Disney on Broadway with a contemporary twist! Enjoy!

A special called “Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years” will air this Sunday December 14 at 7|6c on ABC.

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa: What’s Included?

Recently, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i was named the “Top Family Hotel in the U.S.” by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014! For any guest that has visited the resort, it is easy to understand how it would receive such accolades. But for someone who has yet to experience Aulani, you may wonder what makes it any different than many of Hawai‘i’s other beautiful resorts.

Located outside of the crowds of Waikiki, Aulani is an island retreat like no other! But it is the immersive Hawaiian traditions and wide range of all-inclusive activities and amenities that make the difference.

Explore just a few of them with this video:

For a limited time you can experience special savings at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. CLICK HERE for more details.

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Spring 2015 Savings at Disneyland® Resort

Savings that you’ll flip over at the Disneyland® Resort!

2015 is the perfect time to visit Disneyland® Park as they celebrate their 60th Anniversary with their Diamond Celebration! From meeting real Disney Princesses inside Fantasy Faire to a journey of imagination with Mickey and the Magical Map, your vacation to the Disneyland® Resort will be full of memories that are guaranteed to last a lifetime.

And now, you can save on your upcoming stay at one of the three Disneyland® Resort Hotels!

Stay in a Premium Room at a Disneyland® Resort hotel most Sun. – Thu. nights from Jan. 4–Feb. 12, 2015, and save up to 25%! Save 20% most Sun. – Thu. nights Feb. 13-Mar. 26, 2015.

Booking Dates:
Book now – Feb. 12, 2015

Travel Dates:
Stays most Sunday – Thursday nights Jan. 4-Feb. 12 and Feb. 13-Mar. 26, 2015 with travel completed by Mar. 27, 2015. Some blockout dates apply.

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Availability is limited so contact your Magic Maker® today!

Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for select Sun. – Thu. nights. 25% savings valid for travel between 1/4/15 – 2/12/15, and 20% savings available for travel between 2/13/15 – 3/26/15. Book thru 2/12/15, with travel completed by 3/27/15. Savings available on Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms;and Paradise, Artisan and Regal suites. Ask about savings on other room types. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and five (5) people maximum per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate Theme Park admission required to enjoy the Parks

‘Frozen Fun’ Coming to Disneyland® Resort

A host of magical adventures based off of Walt Disney Pictures’ blockbuster film is on the way to the Disneyland® Resort!

Frozen Fun, which is scheduled to officially begin Jan. 7, 2015, will bring guests closer than ever to Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf. Several new offerings will be introduced in addition to some changes to current offerings.

  • Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome
    Anna & Elsa will be making a move on Dec. 20th from their current Fantasyland meet and greet location to a new spot in the Disney Animation building inside Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure® Park. This new location will still feature a return time ticket system (similar to those obtained from Disney FASTPASS® Service) so there will be no standby queue. Because times are limited, we suggest guests arrive to receive their return time ticket early in the morning. Also in the Disney Animation building, guests can learn how to draw Olaf in the Animation Academy.
  • For the First Time in Forever – A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
    Work is currently underway to transform the former Muppet*Vision 3D Theatre into Crown Jewel Theatre of Arendelle. Two historians from Arendelle help to tell the story of Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff using several popular songs from the film. Both return time tickets and a standby queue will be available for this show.
  • Olaf’s Snow Fest
    Inside Stage 17, kids of all ages will enjoy a giant play area with real snow, music from The Tubadors and The Frolicking Fjords, and can even decorate snowman cookies. You never know – you may run into Olaf as well!
  • Freeze the Night! A Family Dance Party
    The former Mad T Party area will now host a family friendly event inspired by the icy environment of Frozen. Get ready for games, music, photo opportunities, an ice sculptor, and specialty food and beverages.
  • Frozen-themed Show at Royal Theatre and Pre-Parade
    Starting Jan. 7, 2015, Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones will begin telling the Frozen story at the Royal Theatre inside Fantasy Faire at Disneyland® Park. Also on that same date, Anna, Elsa and Olaf will resume their pre-parade appearance before every performance of Mickey’s Soundsational Parade.
  • Frozen Addition to Storybook Land Canal Boats
    When Storybook Land Canal Boats reopens from a refresh later this month, guests will find Arendelle and its miniature locales have been added to the classic attraction.
  • Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink
    Now through Feb. 22, 2015, 60-minute skate sessions are available inside Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink at the Downtown Disney® District. The rink is open 3p-10 p Sun.-Thu. and 3p-11p Fri. and Sat. Additional fees apply.

A special sneak peek of many of these experiences will start on Dec. 20, 2014. All of the Frozen Fun activities inside Disney California Adventure® Park are slated to run through May 15, 2015 with the exception of the Anna & Elsa’s Meet and Greet inside the Disney Animation Building which is expected to remain there permanently. For additional information, please contact your Magic Maker®.

Star Wars™-Themed Character Dining at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Two out-of-this-world dining experiences will be returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®! Walt Disney World® Resort has announced the two Star Wars™-themed character dining experiences will once again be available at the 2015 Star Wars™ Weekends.

Details of these new offers are below. Availability is sure to go quickly, so contact your Magic Maker® today to reserve yours!

“Star Wars™ Dine-In Galactic Breakfast”

Where: Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
When: Daily May 4 – Jun. 14, 2015  8a-11a
Pricing: $49.99 for adults; $31.99 for children (gratuity not included)
Dining Plan: 2 Table Service entitlements
Characters include:

  • Darth Vader
  • Boba Fett
  • Greedo
  • Jawas
  • Stormtroopers
    Entertainment and Character appearances subject to change


“Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars™ Dine at Hollywood & Vine”

Where: Hollywood & Vine
When: Daily May 4 – Jun. 14, 2015 4:15p – 8p
Fantasmic! Dinner Package Pricing: $57.99 for adults; $34.99 for children (gratuity not included)
Dining Plan: 2 Table Service entitlements
Note: Option to add Fantasmic! Dinner package is limited!
Characters include:

  • Jedi Mickey
  • Princess Leia Minnie
  • Darth Vader Goofy
  • Storm Trooper Donald
  • Ewoks Chip ‘n’ Dale
    Entertainment and Character appearances subject to change

Dates Announced for 2015 Star Wars™ Weekends

The Walt Disney World® Resort has announced that Star Wars™ Weekends will return May 15–Jun. 14, 2015. Taking place Friday – Sunday at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, the popular event celebrates the entire Star Wars™ franchise.

In addition to the Star Wars™ experiences Disney’s Hollywood Studios® host year round – Stars Tours®The Adventures Continue and the Jedi Training Academy – several additional activities are available for guest during the event. Although full details are still in the making, you can expect special activities like:

  • Meet-and-Greet opportunities with the largest collection of official Star Wars™ characters found at any theme park in the World
  • Autograph sessions with Star Wars™ actors and creative talent
  • Special shows and presentations including a Star Wars™ Motorcade through the park
  • One-of-a-kind Star Wars™ memorabilia

The event runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 15-June 14, 2015 and requires regular theme park admission. Contact your Magic Maker® today to start planning your Star Wars™ Weekends trip to a galaxy far, far away!

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