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runDisney 2018 Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Dark Side Presale

Year after year, runDisney continues to be the premier destination race series that delivers magical moments to last a lifetime. First time runners and experienced endurance athletes alike enjoy spectacular runs through Disney theme parks on some of the most magical courses on Earth!

With 8 themed weekends that take place at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida and Disneyland® Resort in California, there’s a race experience for the entire family. Marathon or half marathon races headline each runDisney weekend, but other offerings include 10Ks, 5Ks, Kids Races and a runDisney Health & Fitness Expo. And of course, each race has it’s own bling! The more races you complete, the more coveted finisher medals you’ll earn! There are also challenge medal that are awarded to runners who complete more than one race during a race weekend!

2018 Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Dark Side Presale
Walt Disney World® Resort ~ April 19-22, 2018

Don’t miss out on next year’s weekend of galactic fun and fantastic runs during the Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Dark Side – at the Walt Disney World® Resort! And now for a limited time, you can book your stay and secure your Race Registration (bib) before they go on sale to the general public!

Select from one of these two great offers:

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By | 2017-06-27T10:21:21+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|Tags: , |0 Comments

2017 ‘Night of Joy’ at Walt Disney World® Resort

This September, the sounds of Christian rock, pop, and gospel will fill the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex as the 35th Night of Joy takes place at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Happening Fri. Sep. 8 and Sat. Sep. 9, the event will feature a mix of new and returning performers. The entertainment schedule for this year’s event is:

Friday, September 8, 2017:

  • MercyMe
  • TobyMac
  • Natalie Grant
  • Danny Gokey
  • Matt Maher
  • Colton Dixon
  • Rend Collective
  • Zach Williams
Saturday, September 9, 2017:

  • Amy Grant
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Jordan Feliz
  • Crowder
  • Jeremy Camp
  • Tye Tribbett
Artist lineup subject to change without notice.

Tickets options include:

  • Single night concert only tickets ($45 plus tax in advance)
  • Two-night concert only tickets ($69 plus tax in advance)
  • Single night concert tickets plus a (1) day at a Walt Disney World theme park add on ($107 plus tax) *
  • Two-night concert tickets with a (1) day at a Walt Disney World theme park add on ($131 plus tax) **

For additional information please contact your Magic Maker®.

* Add-on Theme Park Ticket Option is good for use any one day Sept. 8-30, 2017 at any one of the four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks

**2-day Concert plus 1-day Theme Park Advanced ticket will also include (1) admission to your choice of Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park for one use Sept.8-30, 2017 if purchased by Aug. 8, 2017.

2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tickets Available

Many of us are just beginning to enjoy warmer weather, but Magic Kingdom® Park is already busy planning for this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties. While specific details of the specially-ticketed party has not been released, we do know that “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade,” “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular,” and “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks will all return this year.

2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Event Dates:

  • Aug. – 25, 29
  • Sep. – 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, and 29
  • Oct. – 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, and 31
  • Nov. – 1

Pricing varies by date, but adult tickets run $74-$115 plus tax and tickets for children (ages 3-9) run $69-$110 plus tax.

Contact your Magic Maker® today to secure your tickets as some dates will sell out!

Note: Disney Parks have revised their costuming guidelines for special events in their theme parks. While costumed attire may be worn, guests ages 14 and older are strongly discouraged from wearing layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body as they may be subject to additional security screening. Additionally, costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.

2017 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets Available

Magic Kingdom® Park has announced dates for this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! While full details of the specially-ticketed party have not been released, we do know that “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade,” “Holiday Wishes,” “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration are scheduled to return!

2017 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Event Dates

  • Nov. 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, and 28
  • Dec. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, and 22

Pricing varies by date, but adult tickets run $89-$109 plus tax and tickets for children (ages 3-9) run $84-$104 plus tax.

Contact your Magic Maker® today to secure your tickets as some dates will sell out!

Spring 2017 Disneyland® Resort Hotel Discount

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Now is the perfect time to witness the wonder of the Disneyland® Resort! In Disney California Adventure® Park, catch Frozen – Live at the Hyperion or take a ride on the newly re-imagined Soarin’ Around the World. And in Walt’s original park, Disneyland® Park, encounter a variety of out-of-this-universe Star Wars™-themed attractions and entertainment!

Offer Details:

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Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sun. – Thu. nights from Apr. 23 – Jun. 15, 2017. Book from Mar. 27 – May 25, 2017; travel must be completed by Jun. 16, 2017. Savings on premium rooms are available on Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms. Offer excludes select Concierge rooms and suites, with the exception of 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 taxes and fees. 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.

Behind the Walls of ‘Pandora – The World of Avatar’

We are excitedly awaiting the opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar which will debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park on May 27, 2017! This new themed land will transport you into to the visually stunning world of Pandora. Two new attractions,  Na’vi River Journey and Avatar Flight of Passage along with dining and shopping opportunities are sure to amaze!

As we get closer to the opening, we keep getting sneak peeks behind the construction walls of what’s in store! Take a look at the experiences that will take your adventure to the next level!

Good Morning America

Good Morning America took a special look at Pandora – The World of Avatar with Imagineers and Avatar producers

The View

On The View, Whoopi got a preview of the land with Avatar creator James Cameron.

Nightline

ABC’s Nightline provided the most in-depth look at Pandora – The World of Avatar.

Ready to experience Pandora – The World of Avatar on your own? Contact our Magic Makers® and start planning your Walt Disney World® Vacation today!

2017 ‘Garden Rocks’ Concert Series Lineup Announced

Live music will once take center stage when the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival returns this spring!

The Garden Rocks™ Concert Series invites a broad range of decades and popular artists to the 24th annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival, which takes place Mar. 1 – May 29, 2017.

Happening each Friday through Monday of the Festival, the Garden Rocks™ Concert Series welcomes several new-to-the-festival acts and some fan favorites from past years. This year’s lineup includes:

  • Mar. 3-4 – Jon Secada
  • Mar. 5-6 – Dennis DeYoung – The Music of STYX
  • Mar. 10-13 – Pointer Sisters
  • Mar. 17-18 – NEW Simple Plan
  • Mar. 19-20 – Plain White T’s
  • Mar. 24-27 – Night Ranger
  • Mar. 31-Apr. 3 – Little River Band
  • Apr. 7-10 – Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice
  • Apr. 14-17 – Gin Blossoms
  • Apr. 21-24 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
  • Apr. 28-29 – NEW Exposé
  • Apr. 30-May 1 – NEW Berlin featuring Terri Nunn
  • May 5-8 – STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
  • May 12-15 – The Guess Who
  • May 19-22 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
  • May 26-29 – The Spinners

Performances take place inside the America Gardens Theatre at 5:30p, 6:45p and 8:00p. Shows are included with Epcot® admission and are subject to change without notice.


Garden Rocks Dining Packages

Garden Rocks Dining Packages are also available. The package includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch or dinner at select Epcot® restaurants
  • Guaranteed seating at one of the Garden Rocks Concert Series performances later that day

Prices for Breakfast Packages start at $39 + tax (adults) and $23 + tax (ages 3-9). Lunch Packages start at $39 + tax (adults) and $15.50 + tax (ages 3-9). Dinner Packages start at $53 + tax (adults) and $17.50 + tax (ages 3-9). Please check with your Magic Maker® regarding availability.


Contact your Magic Maker® today to find out how you can experience Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival!

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‘MARVEL™ Day at Sea’ on Select Disney Cruise Line Sailings

Disney Cruise Line has announced MARVEL™ Day at Sea is coming to 7-select sailings on the Disney Magic in fall 2017 and spring of 2018! This action-packed day will bring the epic adventures of the MARVEL™ Universe to a ship in floating somewhere the Atlantic.

There will be events geared to guests of all ages. Planned activities include:

  • Meet-and-Greets with Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor and other MARVEL™ Universe Super Heroes
  • A brand-new spectacular MARVEL™-themed party on the ship’s upper deck complete with music, dancing and games
  • A finale to the party that only a Super Hero could arrange – including a stunning display of themed pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects, and MARVEL™ Super Heroes and Super Villains
  • MARVEL™-themed trivia for kids and families
  • MARVEL™-themed games, activities and arts and crafts offered throughout the day in the Oceaneer Club.
  • Special merchandise and unique food and beverage offerings

All the unforgettable fun of MARVEL™ Day at Sea will occur one day during select Disney Magic sailings. Those sailing dates are:

NEW YORK CITY

7- or 8-night Bahamian –  include a stop at Castaway Cay and Port Canaveral, with a day at Walt Disney World® Resort

  • Oct. 6, 14, 28; Nov. 4, 11 and 18, 2017.

7-night Canadian Coast – with stops at Charlottetown, Sydney and Halifax

  • Oct. 21, 2017

MIAMI

5-night Western Caribbean –  include a stop at Castaway Cay and either Cozumel, Mexico, or Grand Cayman

  • Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; Mar. 18; Apr. 1, 15 and 29, 2018

These sailings are guaranteed to bring out your superhuman abilities! Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability!

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Activities and events subject to change.

‘Star Wars™ Day at Sea’ on Select Disney Cruise Line Sailings

Dark Side… Light Side… Port Side…

Disney Cruise Line has announced that in addition to the already announced 2017 dates,  Star Wars™ Day at Sea will be returning to 15-select sailings on the Disney Fantasy in early 2018! This day long celebration will bring Star Wars™ fun to a ship in a galaxy far, far away – in the Caribbean.

From Jedis-in-training to Jedi Masters, there will be events geared to guests of all ages. Planned activities include:

  • Star Wars™ Deck Party and Fireworks
    • Evening filled with Music, Dancing, Games, and show
    • Deck party ends with a spectacular display of themed pyrotechnics, lasers, lighting, sound effects and Star Wars™ music
  • Themed Youth and Family Activities
    • Dress up in your own stellar costumes
    • Jedi Training Academy experience teaches young “Padawans” lightsaber moves to face off against the evil Darth Vader
    • Star Wars™ Trivia
    • Star Wars™-themed crafts, games and activities in Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab for youth
  • Meet and Greets with favorite Star Wars™ characters
    • Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Stormtroopers and others will hold scheduled meet and greets and roam the decks and elsewhere around the ship
  • At-Sea screenings of Star Wars™ films
    • Watch all seven Star Wars™ films in the saga
    • Watch the first in a new series of standalone Star Wars™ films called  “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
  • Special Food/Beverage Offerings

All the intergalactic fun of Star Wars™ Day at Sea will occur one day during select 7-night Western and Eastern Caribbean Disney Fantasy sailings. Those sailing dates are:

Western Caribbean – includes stops in Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; Grand Cayman and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay

  • 2017 – Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; Mar. 4, 18; Apr. 1 and 15
  • 2018Jan. 6, 20; Feb. 3, 17; Mar. 3, 17, 31; and Apr. 14

Eastern Caribbean – includes stops in Tortola, St. Thomas and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay

  • 2017 – Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25; Mar. 11, 25; and Apr. 8
  • 2018 – Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 10, 24; Mar. 10, 24; and Apr. 7

These sailings are guaranteed to be out-of-this galaxy! Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability!

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Activities and events subject to change.

‘Epcot® International Festival of the Arts’ Coming Soon

2017 welcomes a brand-new event to Epcot®.

Epcot® International Festival of the Arts, taking place each weekend (Friday – Monday) Jan. 13-Feb. 20, 2017, will feature world-class cuisine, visual arts, and live Broadway entertainment. With new art being featured each weekend, there’s a lot for you and your family to explore! Here’s a look at what you can expect:

Disney on Broadway Concert Series (click for more info)
  • Gallery exhibits
  • Interactive mural
  • Living statues
  • Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt
  • Contact your Magic Maker® for more details!

    Epcot® admission required. Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice