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New and Limited-Time Magic Coming in Early 2019 at Walt Disney World® Resort

In Early 2019, Walt Disney World® Resort  will offer you more to see, do, taste, and experience than ever before! With new and limited-time shows, parties, character experiences and more being added across all four parks, now, more than ever, is the time to plan a trip to “The Most Magical Place on Earth!”

So what’s in store for Early 2019? Here’s just a sampling:

Magic Kingdom® Park

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration – celebrating 90 years of the true originals, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse! Highlights include:
    • A reimagined “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party” (Jan. 18 – ongoing)
    • New songs for entertainers on Main Street, U.S.A.® (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
    • Limited-time magical moments across the park (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
    • Specialty merchandise and food & beverage offerings

Epcot®

  • Two of our client’s favorite festivals at Epcot® are returning for Spring of 2019!
    • The Epcot® International Festival of the Arts will expanded their “Disney on Broadway Concert Series” to seven days a week! (Jan. 18 – Feb. 25)
    • The Garden Rocks Concert Series at Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival will also be expanded to seven days a week! (March 6 – June 3)
  • In the second half of 2019, we’ll bid a fond farewell to IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth as the park prepares for an all-new nighttime spectacular. (No Dates Announced)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

  • Party with Pixar Pals and More as Disney’s Hollywood Studios Marks 30 Years
    • Celebrate the Incredibles at Pixar Place – Pixar Place will be transformed into a Metroville city block where you can meet super suit designer Edna Mode, search for Jack-Jack, and celebrate the heroic deeds of Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone during a special party! (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
    • You’ll have a chance to Meet Mike and Sulley from Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. at Walt Disney Presents (Jan. 18 – ongoing)
    • Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will open as a new show experience giving the generation of rookie racers an opportunity to learn from Lightning’s years of experience on the track. (spring 2019 – ongoing)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

  • Celebrate 25 Years of ‘The Lion King’
    • “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party” – Party with Timon and Rafiki with music, dancing and games inspired by “The Lion King.” (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
    • “The Lion King” three-dimensional photo opportunities re-creating iconic moments from the movie. (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)

And if you’ve not visited recently, you’ll enjoy two lands that have debuted over the past two years – Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom®.

Contact your Magic Maker® today to start planning!

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By | 2018-09-20T16:47:44+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|0 Comments

‘Disney After Hours’ returns to Magic Kingdom® Park

Walt Disney World® Resort have announced the return of an event giving guests after-hours access to some of Magic Kingdom® Park’s favorite attractions and character experiences.

On select nights, Magic Kingdom® Park will remain open 3 extra hours for those with special event tickets or Disney After Hours. Admission, which begins early at 7p, includes select attractions and character meet & greets as well as food and beverage offerings like ice cream novelties, popcorn, and select bottled beverages. A limited number of tickets will be sold for each night of the event.

Event details:

Dates / Times: (admission begins at 7p)

  • Thu., Sep. 20, 2018 (9p – 12a)
  • Mon., Dec. 3, 2018 (10p – 1a)
  • Mon., Dec. 10, 2018 (10p – 1a)
  • Mon., Jan. 7, 2019 (8p – 11p)
  • Thu., Jan. 17, 2019 (8p – 11p)
  • Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 (8p – 11p)

  • Mon., Jan. 28, 2019 (8p – 11p)
  • Thu., Feb. 7, 2019 (8p – 11p)
  • Thu., Feb. 14, 2019 (9p – 12a)
  • Thu., Feb. 28, 2019 (8p – 11p)
  • Thu., Mar. 7, 2019 (9p – 12a)

Attractions/Character Greetings:

  • Astro Orbiter
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad®
  • Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin®
  • Disney Princess Greetings at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Haunted Mansion®
  • “it’s a small world”®
  • Jungle Cruise®
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic®
  • Peter Pan’s Flight®*
  • Pirates of the Caribbean®
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain®
  • Splash Mountain®
  • And much, much more!

Price: $125 per Guest (plus tax) or $95 (plus tax) for Annual Passholders and DVC Members

Contact your Magic Maker® for more details and to secure your tickets!

* = Peter Pan’s Flight will be closed on January 7, January 17 and January 24 in 2019 Magic Kingdom® park will officially close to Guests who haven’t purchased Disney After Hours tickets. Number of tickets available is limited. All tickets are non-refundable, non-transferrable and are only valid for admission during the special event date and hours. All attractions, entertainment and experiences are subject to change without notice.

By | 2018-09-10T15:52:09+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|2 Comments

‘Disney Early Morning Magic’

Walt Disney World® Resort is featuring two special events giving guests breakfast and early morning access to favorite Magic Kingdom® Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® attractions.

On select mornings, Disney Early Morning Magic will allow limited-entry, first-access to Magic Kingdom® Park’s Fantasyland® or Disney’s Hollywood Studios® Toy Story Land before operating hours. This is a great option for guests who want to get a jump-start on their day at “The Most Magical Place on Earth.”

Entry requires purchase of regular theme park admission and a separate ticket to Disney Early Morning Magic. Below is additional information on the event:

Contact your Magic Maker® for more details and to secure your tickets!

 

Magic Kingdom® Park: Official check-in will take place near the far left turnstiles of the Main Entrance to Magic Kingdom® park beginning at 7:30 AM. Guests who have purchased both regular theme park admission and a special event will receive an event sticker for identification upon check-in. Starting at 7:45 AM, event Guests will be admitted into the park and guided into Fantasyland®. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Peter Pan’s Flight® are the only attractions that will be operational during this special event. From 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM, breakfast will be available at Pinocchio Village Haus. Around 9:00 AM, the theme park will open to Guests with regular Magic Kingdom admission tickets and event-only attraction access will end. Please note that regular theme park admission is required for this event, in addition to a Disney Early Morning Admission ticket. The number of tickets for these events is limited. In addition, all tickets are non-refundable, non-transferrable and are only valid for admission during the special event date and hours. All attractions, entertainment and experiences are subject to change without notice.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios®: Separate Disney’s Hollywood Studios admission is required. Check-in will take place at the Main Entrance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests who have purchased both regular Disney’s Hollywood Studios admission and Disney Early Morning Magic event entry will receive a wristband for identification upon check-in. During this special event, the only attractions available will be Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania! along with opportunities to meet Buzz, Woody and Jessie. Guests must be 38” or taller to experience Slinky Dog Dash and 32” or taller to experience Alien Swirling Saucers. Guests with a 7:30 AM reservation will begin in Toy Story Land and breakfast will be available from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Other reservation times may be available based on capacity. At approximately 9:00 AM, the theme park will open to Guests with regular theme park admission tickets and event-only attraction access will end. If using Walt Disney World Transportation, please confirm transportation schedules as reservation times may be outside of transportation operating hours. Please allow up to 1.5 hours to get to your destination when traveling within Walt Disney World property. The number of Guests admitted to these events is limited. In addition, all reservations are non-refundable, non-transferrable and are only valid for admission during the special event date and hours. All attractions, entertainment and experiences are subject to change without notice.

 

By | 2018-08-22T08:45:05+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|Tags: |0 Comments

‘Festival of the Lion King Dining Packages’ Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom®

A new dining experience is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park pairing favorite experiences with the park’s most popular restaurant!

With two different options to choose from, both all-new Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Packages include a delicious meal at Tiffins Restaurant followed by special VIP seating at one of the most popular shows at Walt Disney World® Resort.

Tier 1

  • Delectable three-course prix fixe lunch or dinner with a seasonally-inspired prix fix menu at Tiffins Restaurant (one appetizer, one entrée, one dessert, and your choice of wine, beer, or a non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Priority reserved VIP seating at Festival of the Lion King
  • Commemorative Festival of the Lion King cast photo
  • Unique Kilimanjaro Safari® tour escorted by a special guide

Price: $99 per adult | $49 per children ages 3-9
(tax and gratuities not included)

Tier 2

  • Delectable three-course lunch or dinner with a seasonally-inspired prix fix menu at Tiffins Restaurant (one appetizer, one entrée, one dessert, and your choice of wine, beer, or a non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Priority reserved VIP seating at Festival of the Lion King
  • Commemorative Festival of the Lion King cast photo

 

Price: $74 per adult | $29 per children ages 3-9
(tax and gratuities not included)


The Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Packages will run daily Aug. 13 – Nov. 21, 2018. As with all table service offerings, space is limited so contact your Magic Maker® today for more details!

All menu items, pricing, and event experiences are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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!

Here’s a look at what’s to come this holiday season!

Magic Kingdom® Park

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 Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show, 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 where they turn Cinderella Castle into a glimmering ice Palace!

Epcot®

If you enjoy the rich traditions of Christmas then you do not want to miss visiting Epcot® where Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays returns from November 18 to December 30, 2018. 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! Holiday kitchens will offer seasonal food & beverage from around the globe.

Don’t miss the fun of Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree, a scavenger hunt throughout World Showcase that ends with a special prize. Maps will be sold at select merchandise locations.

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.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

A flurry of fun will take place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® this holiday. Sunset Seasons Greetings! returns to turn he park’s Sunset Boulevard into an enchanted winter wonderland from November 8 – January 6, 2019. As the sun sets, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ attraction magically transforms to tell several different holiday character stories with new laser effects and “snow.” And the park’s newest land will get into the holiday spirit as well, with Toy Story Land featuring season fun and new holiday songs for Alien Swirling Saucers.

Inside the Once Upon a Time shop,  Santa will be greeting guests daily from November 10 to December 24 when Santa Goofy takes over starting December 25.

Also, Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! returns for 2018 providing a Santa-sized nighttime spectacular to guests. The show will run nightly from November 8 – January 6, 2019.

Disney Springs™, Resort Hotels and more…

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. And with the chance to meet Santa Claus, feast on festive flavors, explore the Christmas Tree Trail, and enjoy seasonal shopping, there’s no doubt that Disney Springs™ is the place to be this holiday season!

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!

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

A favorite holiday nighttime spectacular is returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®!

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

The show will take place Nov. 8 – Jan. 6, 2019!

No details have been announced regarding if the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party will return this year or not.

2018 Epcot® Candlelight Processional Dining Packages Available July 11th

Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) for the 2018 Epcot® Candlelight Processional Dining packages will open for booking on Wed., July 11th.  These dining packages pair a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner at select Epcot® and Epcot® Resort area table service restaurants with a holiday show that will leave you in awe!

After enjoying your meal, you will receive a pass for reserved seating for one of that evening’s Candlelight Processionals showings. The Candlelight Processional – a joyous retelling of the Christmas story performed by a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra, and a mass choir – is one of the most beloved holiday traditions at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Show times take place 3 times each day.

Dinner packages are available for the following Epcot®  and Epcot® Area Resort restaurants:

  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall  (L,D)
  • Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort (B,L,D)
  • Biergarten Restaurant (L,D)
  • Chefs de France (L,D)
  • Coral Reef Restaurant (L,D)
  • The Garden Grill Restaurant (L,D)
  • La Hacienda de San Angel (D)
  • Nine Dragons Restaurant (L,D)
  • Restaurant Marrakesh (L,D)
  • Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room (L,D)
  • San Angel Inn (L,D)
  • Spice Road Table (L,D)
  • Teppan Edo (L,D)
  • Tokyo Dining (L,D)
  • Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk (B,D)
  • Tutto Italia Ristorante (L,D)
  • Via Napoli (L,D)

Candlelight Dining Packages start at $38 for breakfast, $50 for lunch and $55 per adult plus tax for dinner (pricing varies by location) but all will use (2) table service entitlements per person if using the Disney Dining Plan. Separate park admission is required. While purchasing the Candlelight Processional Dinner Package is not required to see the show, we recommend it as the Candlelight Processional shows tend to fill up quickly due to popularity.

This year’s Celebrity Narrators announced include:

  • 11/22 – 11/23 – Chita Rivera
  • 11/24 – 12/2 – TBD
  • 12/3 – 12/6 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/7 – 12/9 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/10 – 12/12 – TBD
  • 12/13 – 12/14 – Blair Underwood
  • 12/15 – 12/17 – Gary Sinise
  • 12/18 – 12/20 – Pat Sajak
  • 12/21 – 12/23 – TBD
  • 12/24 – 12/25 – Edward James Olmos
  • 12/26 – 12/27 – Jodi Benson
  • 12/28 – 12/30 – TBD

Celebrity narrators and dates are subject to change without notice

If you have already planned a holiday visit to the Walt Disney World® Resort, you’ll want to contact your Magic Maker® today to check on availability of the Candlelight Dinner Package during your stay.

Fall into a Season of Fun & Savings

Fall into a Season of Fun & Savings at the Walt Disney World® Resort

With an schedule full of upcoming limited-time holiday events, now is the time to plan your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation!

This fall, you’ll fine a festival of flavors at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival and spooktacular fun at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party inside Magic Kingdom® Park. And later in the year, you can celebrate the holidays with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays!

Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability! Book early for best availability and pricing!


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. Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion

The ‘Ultimate Disney Fall into Magic Package’ Now Available

The Walt Disney Travel Company has announced an ‘Ultimate Disney Fall into Magic Package’ that will help your family kick off fall with a list of amazing experiences! With several special and exclusive inclusions, this package won’t last long!

Here are the details:

Ultimate Disney Fall into Magic Package

Special Package Inclusions:

  • Exclusive “Welcome to Fall” dinner at Epcot® inspired by the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival (9/4)
  • Nighttime Kilimanjaro Safaris® tour followed by an exclusive showing of Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® theme park after park closing (9/5)
  • Two hours of exclusive evening access to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® (9/6)
  • Tickets to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom® park (9/7)

Walt Disney Travel Company Package Details:

  • 5-night stay at a Disney Moderate, Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort
  • 4-day Magic Your Way® tickets with Park Hopper® option

Travel Dates: Sep. 3-8, 2018
Booking Dates: Now – Aug. 19, 2018

Availability for this special package is extremely limited, so contact your Magic Maker® right away!

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The number of packages available for purchase is limited. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Valid theme park admission required to attend theme park events included with this offer. Theme park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be by December 31, 2019. Offer excludes 3-bedroom Grand Villas.

2019 Walt Disney World® Resort Vacation Packages Now Available

The wait is now over! Off to Neverland Travel® is now booking 2019 vacation packages for Walt Disney World® Resort!

On June 19th, 2018, The Walt Disney World® Resort opened bookings for 2019 vacation packages for arrivals January 1st through December 31st, 2019. However, because system limitations prevent us from booking stays where the last date of your vacation would be more than 499 days in the future, visits for November and December 2019 won’t be available until later this summer.

Introduced in 2018 and continuing for 2019, Magic Your Way Vacation Packages that include a Disney Dining Plan will offer several beverage options during meals*. Guests under 21 can choose (1) non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered). Guests over 21 can choose either one (1) single serving non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one (1) single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement.

A single serving non-alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Artisanal Milkshakes
  • Fresh Smoothies
  • Premium Hot chocolates
  • Soda, Coffee, or Tea
A single serving alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Beer or Cider
  • Wine or Sangria
  • Mixed Drinks and Specialty Cocktails

Also, when you book your 2019 Walt Disney World® Resort Vacation Package through the Walt Disney Travel Company and Off to Neverland Travel®, your package comes with several Magical Extras to help make your stay extra special**. Here’s a look at the Magical Extras offered for all 2019 packages:


Contact your Magic Maker® today to start planning your 2019 Walt Disney World® Resort Vacation!

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*Most beer, wine and mixed drink beverages included, some exceptions apply. Guests must be age 21 and over and present valid ID to be served one (1) alcoholic beverage. Alcoholic beverages may only be redeemed with a quick-service or table-service meal entitlement.
**Benefits are valid for arrivals January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. To receive any of the benefits listed, the Magical Extras Savings Card must be presented at time of purchase or a voucher must be presented to the host or hostess at participating locations. Benefits can only be used during your Walt Disney Travel Company package stay and are nontransferable and void if sold. All benefits, services and locations are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions and exclusions may apply. All offers are not valid with any other offer, discount or promotion. Valid for the number of Guests in the package. All dining discounts exclude applicable tax and gratuities. May not be redeemed for cash in whole or in part. Other restrictions may apply.