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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:

Contact your Magic Maker® today! Availability is limited!

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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!

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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Walt Disney World® Resort 2017 Summer Meal Offer

We’re sorry, this offer has expired. Please CLICK HERE to view all current Walt Disney World® Resort offers!

Get a FREE Quick-Service meal per person, per night with the purchase of select Magic Your Way® Vacations!

Summer 2017 is a tasty time to discover all-new experiences and have the vacation of your dreams at the Walt Disney World® Resort! Availability on this offer is limited, so don’t delay!

Now through Feb. 12, 2017, purchase a non-discounted Magic Your Way® package including a minimum 3-night stay at participating Disney Value Resorts and get one FREE Quick-Service Meal per person per night. Upgrades to the traditional Quick-Service Dining Plan or Plus Disney Dining Plan are available at an additional cost! Ask your Magic Maker® which dining plan may be best for your family.

Disney 2017 Summer Meal Offer Booking Window:
Now-Feb. 12, 2017

Disney 2017 Summer Meal Offer Travel Window:
Valid for arrivals most nights May 30-Aug. 24, 2017

Contact your Magic Maker® today for your taste of these scrumptious savings!

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The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. 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. Offer excludes campsites and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms. Everyone in the room must be on the same package. Excludes alcoholic beverages and gratuities. Children ages 3-9 must order from children’s menu, if available. Advance reservations required.

Star Wars™ Fun at Walt Disney World® Resort

Back in 2015, The Walt Disney Company announced an expansion to bring new Star Wars™-themed lands to both Disneyland® Park in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® in Orlando. While preparations and construction for those lands are in progress (no opening dates have been announced), some new Star Wars™-themed fun has already started in the parks – and there’s more to come at the Walt Disney World® Resort!

Here’s a look at what’s available:

Stars Tours® – The Adventures Continue

Star Tours® – The Adventures Continue attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® now includes adventures with locations and characters from the popular Star Wars™: The Force Awakens. Soon, the attraction will once again be randomized to both start and end at different locations for every galactic journey. Also, new scenes from Star Wars™: Episode VIII will be added to within the coming year.

Jedi Training Academy 

A current favorite of young Padawans, Jedi Training Academy was recently reimagined. Now called Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, trainees face Darth Vader and the Seventh Sister – a new villain from Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels.

Star Wars™ Launch Bay 

This interactive experience takes guests into the Star Wars™ Saga and hit film, Star Wars™: The Force Awakens. The experience features special exhibits and visits with favorite Star Wars™ characters like Chewbacca and Kylo Ren. Located inside the Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, the area will soon feature new props from Rogue One: A Star Wars™ Story and show a behind-the-scenes film, “Meet the Makers.”

Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away

This live stage show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® celebrates iconic moments from the Star Wars™ saga with live vignettes featuring popular Star Wars™ characters, such as Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Darth Maul. Starting Dec. 16, AWR Troopers from Rogue One: A Star Wars™ Story will join the show. The show takes place multiple times each day at the Center Stage area near The Great Movie Ride®.

Stormtroopers March

Happening several times daily, the First Order’s strength is on display as Captain Phasma leads a squad of First Order stormtroopers from Star Wars™ Launch Bay to the Center Stage area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.

And coming soon:

Star Wars™: A Galactic Spectacular

On Dec. 16, 2016, the current Star Wars™: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.

Star Wars™: A Galactic Spectacular lights up the sky with Star Wars™-themed fireworks, lasers, light projections and other special effects combined with music and iconic characters and scenes from throughout the saga.

From Dec.16-31, it will join Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! as a second nightly fireworks spectacular. In 2017, the show will be presented at a schedule that has yet to be announced.

Star Wars™: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party

Returns on Dec. 31, 2016 for New Year’s Eve and will reopen in 2017. CLICK HERE for more details on the party.

Star Wars™ Guided Tour

Starting in 2017, a seven-hour guided tour will provide guests with a full Force all-access adventure. For $129, guests will receive:

  • Screening of Star Wars™: Path of the Jedi
  • Reserved viewing of 2 live stage shows—Star Wars™: A Galaxy Far, Far Away and March of the First Order
  • Participate in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple (ages 4-12)
  • Ride on Star Tours® – The Adventures Continue
  • A Star Wars™-inspired dinner at Backlot Express
  • Chewbacca and Kylo Ren Character Greeting
  • In-depth, insider’s tour around Star Wars™ Launch Bay
  • Admission to Star Wars™: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party
  • Reserved viewing of Star Wars™: A Galactic Spectacular nighttime fireworks event
  • A personalized souvenir to commemorate your adventures

 

Dates and offering subject to change

Note: Because of construction of the new Star Wars™-themed lands in Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Star Wars™ Weekends will not be offered.

Highway in the Sky Dine-Around

On December 2nd a new dining experience launches at Walt Disney World® Resort, the Highway in the Sky Dine-Around.

The Highway in the Sky Dine-Around is an exclusive dining experience that transports you around Seven Seas Lagoon to Walt Disney World® Resort’s three monorail resort hotels for a culinary experience you are not soon to forget.

Your Highway in the Sky Dine-Around culinary experience will begin at The Wave…of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. After checking in, you’ll enjoy a welcome cocktail before priority boarding the monorail for the next stop on your journey.

Stop number two will be at Disney’s Polynesian Resort where the spirit of Aloha will greet you with South Pacific inspired drinks and appetizers.

Once your ‘visit to the islands’ is over, you’ll board the monorail yet again to continue your journey to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This Victorian Era beach resort is home to the award-winning Citricos, where you will enjoy a delectable meal with wine. Afterwards, the lavish lobby will host you for wine and artisanal cheese.

The final stop on your journey around Seven Seas Lagoon will be Disney’s Contemporary Resort where you can unwind with desserts and coffee on a private patio with Cinderella Castle and Magic Kingdom® Park fireworks as the picturesque backdrop.

Highway in the Sky Dine-Around will be offered on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (except from December 23 to December 31) beginning December 2nd. Reservations are already open and our Magic Makers® are ready to help you plan the ultimate dining experience! The cost is $150 plus tax. Gratuity and valet parking is included!

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

By | 2017-06-27T10:21:22+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Categories: Disney News, Off to Neverland News, Walt Disney World News|0 Comments

It’s Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Christmas…

The Christmas season is almost upon us, and along with it comes the familiar sights, sounds and smells that transport us to joyful holiday memories.

Indeed, the smell of gingerbread is already wafting through Walt Disney World® Resort as pastry chefs all across property begin to fire up their ovens to bake the countless pieces of Christmas goodness to create their awe-inspiriting baked Christmas creations.

Throughout the Christmas season you will be able to experience these holiday delights all across Walt Disney World® Resort property. But remember, no tasting!!

Disney’s Contemporary Resort is home to the Gingerbread Holiday Castle which is already currently on display. Inspired by Disney’s “Frozen” with the feel of it’s a small world the castle made of sugar snowflakes, gingerbread shingles and chocolate-coated trees boasts 16 different Hidden Olafs! The Gingerbread Holiday Castle can be found on the fourth floor in the Grand Canyon Concourse.

Yesterday the largest gingerbread house on property was unveiled inside the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Not only will you get to admire this grand gingerbread creation made from 800 pounds of flour and 1,050 pounds of honey; every day (except for Sundays) there will be gingerbread house decorating demonstrations in the lobby! Also don’t forget to pick up your gingerbread house collectible pin featuring “Alice in Wonderland”.

Just in time for the post-election season, Epcot’s American Adventure pavilion will feature a tasty recreation of the United States Capital Building beginning November 25th. Joining the US Capital Building this year will also be the Lincoln Memorial. Don’t forget to look for the five Hidden Mickeys in the display!

Tusker House Restaurant joins in with a creation of its own inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Park with an African-inspired Marketplace in its lobby beginning November 24th.

One of our favorites, The Holiday Carousel, will be back at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in the “Beach-side” lobby again in 2016. This life-size spinning carousel is sure to delight both children and adults alike! You will want to be sure to find one or all of the 17 Hidden Mickeys; and don’t forget to pick up a limited-edition pin as well! Once you are done, swing over to the Yacht-side to see the Holiday Village and Miniature Train!

Disney’s BoardWalk Resort is taking gingerbread houses to the next level with “Gingerbread Academy”; an exciting opportunity for you to build your own gingerbread house to take home! If you’d prefer, there is also an opportunity to decorate a gingerbread cooking instead. “Gingerbread Academy” is $125.00 for up to four guests and cookie decorating is simply $8.95 per cookie ornament. Afterwards you can experience the lobby of Disney’s BoardWalk Resort which features gingerbread houses decorated by pastry chefs of the resort.

There is no more magical time of the year at Walt Disney World® Resort than the holiday seasons; and it’s never too late to make a last-minute trip to experience it all! Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability.

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

By | 2016-11-16T09:13:37+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|0 Comments