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‘Holiday Wishes Dessert Premium Package’ Now Available

Magic Kingdom® Park is ready to add even more magic during this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties.

Holiday Wishes Dessert Premium Package, which will be available on most party nights, will provide guests with a VIP experience at an additional charge. You’ll receive:

  • Preferred viewing for Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks spectacular at Tomorrowland® Terrace where a dessert party will also be provided featuring:
    • Themed desserts like like chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse, ice cream, cheeses and fresh, seasonal fruits
    • Non-alcoholic drinks

Pricing for the Holiday Wishes Dessert Premium Package is $79 per adult and $49 per child (ages 3-9) plus tax. Space is limited, so please contact your Magic Maker® to check on availability for your party date.

Here are a couple important reminders about the experience:

  • Admission to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special ticketed event and is not included with admission to Magic Kingdom® park or this package.
  • The Holiday Wishes Dessert Premium Package is available on the following nights: Nov. 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, 28; Dec. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 22, 2017.
  • Entertainment is subject to change or cancellation without notice. In the event of inclement weather, fireworks may be delayed or cancelled. However, the dessert party will occur regardless of the weather.
  • Disney dining plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event.
  • Offer may not be combined with any other discounts or promotions. There are a limited number of tickets available for this event.

6 Must-Do Experiences in Pandora – The World of Avatar

On Saturday, May 27th, the Walt Disney World® Resort welcomed guests to experience the largest expansion in the history of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Unlike anything ever before, Pandora – The World of Avatar immerses guests in a mystical world of massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and breathtaking new experiences.

We’re so excited for our guests to experience Pandora – The World of Avatar. With so much to explore and discover once you enter the Valley of Mo’ara, we thought we’d highlight a few of our must-do experiences!

Click the Boxes Below to Explore Our 6 Must-Do Experiences in Pandora – The World of Avatar

1. Take Flight on Avatar Flight of Passage

1. Take Flight on Avatar Flight of Passage

What if you could climb on the back of an Ikran and explore the beauty of Pandora from the air? Well, thanks to this immersive new adventure, now you can! Trust us, this is unlike any other ride you’ve experienced before! After spending a few minutes inside the genetic matching room where you are scanned and connected to personal avatars, you’ll board link chairs, don your special flight visors and prepare for the flight. We’re not going to give any spoilers of what’s in store, but you’ll be amazed! TIP: This is a Disney FastPass+ attraction (which we highly recommend) reserved for explorers 44″ or taller.

2. Set Sail on Na'vi River Journey

2. Set Sail on Na'vi River Journey

Climb aboard the reed boats and enjoy a family-friendly cruise of the sacred Kapsavan River into a bioluminescent rainforest of Mo’ara. After being granted passage by a Na’vi warrior, you’ll be amazed at the sights and sounds found deep in the jungle. Surprises are around each bend of the river, including a big one at the end of your journey. TIP: This is also a Disney FastPass+ attraction, but since you are limited to only selecting one of the two attractions in Pandora – The World of Avatar, we only recommend selecting this for guests who won’t/can’t ride Avatar Flight of Passage.

3. Explore Unique Merchandise at Windtraders

3. Explore Unique Merchandise at Windtraders

Everyone is going to want something to help them remember their experience on Pandora – The World of Avatar. From Na’vi cultural artifacts and animal toys to science kits and Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) apparel, Windtraders is an out-of-this-world shopping location with something exciting for every member of the family. Our favorite part of the store is the Banshee Rookery, where you can select your own banshee to take home and care for. A trained naturalist will help you find the banshee that’s just right for you! It’s both a fun experience and the coolest souvenir to take home from your trip! TIP: The majority of this merchandise can only be found in Pandora – The World of Avatar, so if you see something you want be sure to purchase it before heading back to Planet Earth.

4. Experience the unique Na'vi cuisine

4. Experience the unique Na'vi cuisine

When in Na’vi territory, eat like a Na’vi! Satu’li (Sa-too-lee) Canteen  is the land’s fast-casual restaurant that serves a surprising twist on familiar flavors for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You’ll find wholesome grains, fresh vegetables, and hearty proteins on the menu here. And for dessert, options include Blueberry Cheesecake with a Passion Fruit Curd or Chocolate Cake with a Crunchy Cookie Layer. Nearby the Canteen is Pandora’s specialty beverage kiosk, Pongu Pongu, which means “party party.” Options here include a non-alcoholic Frozen Nectar and for adults a Screaming Banshee Margarita and Avatar Private Label Ale. TIP: Pongu Pongu also serves our favorite snack/dessert in Mo’ara, the Lumpia – a pineapple cream cheese spring roll! Don’t miss it!

5. Don't forget to visit the Valley of Mo'ara at night

5. Don't forget to visit the Valley of Mo'ara at night

When the sun sets, the bioluminescent glow makes Pandora – The World of Avatar seem like a totally different place. Don’t think that since you’ve seen it during the day that it isn’t worth going back for a night. TIP: Plan your outfits for the day with lots of whites or neon colors for added fun!

6. Take time to explore

6. Take time to explore

Aside from the attractions, shopping, and dining experiences, there are so many details to take in and paths to explore! Be sure to allow an hour or more to just explore the Valley of Mo’ara. You may stumble upon the Swotu Wayä (“Sacred Place of Song”) where you can play the Na’vi instruments and the Flaska Reclinata, one of the largest plants on the planet. Don’t forget to bring along your camera as Pandora – The World of Avatar is very photogenic! TIP: Wilderness Explorers can earn two new Pandora-themed badges while visiting Pandora – The World of Avatar!

Ready to experience a mystical world of massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and breathtaking new experiences? Contact your Magic Maker® today!

Pandora – The World of Avatar: A Distant World Unlike Any Other

A visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park is not like a typical day in a traditional “theme park.” Instead of a park built on fantasy, Disney’s Imagineers have brought experiences that you may have in the real world and placed them inside the park’s lands, like Africa and Asia. Authenticity was and continues to be a key part of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

In creating Pandora – The World Avatar, Imagineers took the same care in researching a realistic culture that would exist on this fictional planet. In the film AVATAR, the Na’vi people saw and respected their lush planet, an ecosystem with lush bioluminescent flora and precious fauna. Since conservation and respect for our planet Earth has been a key value of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park since it’s opening, the tie in to Pandora – The World Avatar was an easy one. But building a real world unlike anyone had experienced before with every detailed researched proved to be more difficult.

When you cross the Discovery River via bridge from Discovery Island® to Pandora – The World Avatar, it feels like you’ve entered a rainforest. But as you continue along the path, you quickly realize through sight and sound that you’ve been transported light-years away onto a different planet. The Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) Base Camp situated in The Valley of Mo’ara is where your exploration of Pandora – The World Avatar begins. With mountains that appear to float in the sky and waterfalls cascading down the mountainside into meandering streams and pools, the Valley of Mo’ara has a totally different look and feel during day and night.

Pandora – The World Avatar has two thrilling expeditions, food, beverage, and merchandise locations to enjoy, and pathways throughout the valley to hike and enjoy.

Avatar Flight of Passage

Climb aboard a winged mountain banshee as Avatar Flight of Passage launches you on an exhilarating flight through the world of Pandora. Once considered a rite of passage for the Na’vi, your flight on the banshee will be the ultimate adventure!

Na’vi River Journey

The Na’vi River Journey is a family-friendly attraction that takes you down a sacred river deep into a bioluminescent rainforest, floating past exotic glowing plants and Pandoran creatures. When you enter the musical Na’vi ceremony, the Na’vi Shaman of Songs sends positive energy into the forest through her music.

Satu’li Canteen, Pongu Pongu, and Windtraders

When hunger calls, visit the land’s Satu’li Canteen (pronounced “Sa-too-lee”), a fast-casual restaurant serving some of the healthful bounty found of Pandora, including wholesome grains, fresh vegetables, and hearty proteins. Nearby, Pongu Pongu serves out-of-this-world beverages including a bioluminescent frozen cocktail and indigenous beers and a sweet snack you won’t find elsewhere.

You’ll have an opportunity to interact with the native Na’vi  when you visit Windtraders, a shop offering Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits and more.

Ready to experience a mystical world of massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and breathtaking new experiences? Contact your Magic Maker® today!

‘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 attractions.

On select mornings, Disney Early Morning Magic will allow limited-entry, first-access to Magic Kingdom® Park’s Fantasyland® 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:

Pricing for event: $69 per adult and $59 per child (tax not included) plus regular theme park admission

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 Free Dining 2017 Available for Select Fall Dates

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Get Disney FREE Dining 2017 with the purchase of select Magic Your Way® Vacations

Gather ’round the table for the tastiest vacation offer available at the Walt Disney World® Resort! Disney FREE Dining 2017 is back! Availability on this offer is limited, so don’t delay!

Now through Jul. 7, 2017, purchase a non-discounted Magic Your Way® package including a minimum 3-night stay with Park Hopper® or Park Hopper® Plus Option at participating Disney Value or Moderate Resorts and get the Quick-Service Dining Plan for FREE. Or, buy a non-discounted Magic Your Way® package including a minimum 3-night stay with Park Hopper® or Park Hopper® Plus Option at participating Disney Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resorts and get the Disney Dining Plan for FREE. Upgrades to a different dining plan are available at an additional cost.

Disney FREE Dining Booking Window:
Now-Jul. 7, 2017

Disney FREE Dining Travel Window:
Valid for arrivals most nights Aug. 21- Sep. 30, Nov. 14 – 20, Nov. 25 – 27, and Dec. 8 – 23, 2017

 

Some of the best family memories are made during a family dinner! Contact your Magic Maker® today for your taste of these scrumptious savings!

Request a Quote

*Disney FREE Dining Packages booked at a participating Disney Value or Moderate Resort will receive the Quick-Service Dining Plan for free. Participating Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts will receive the Disney Dining Plan for free. Upgrades to dining plans are available at an additional cost. Ask your Magic Maker® which Dining Plan may be best for your family.

To qualify for the Disney FREE Dining 2017 promotion, a minimum stay of 3-nights and 2-day Magic Your Way® Base Ticket with Park Hopper® option is required. Number of packages based on this special is limited. Offer excludes Campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Bungalows, Disney’s All Star Movies Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside is excluded during the following dates: Nov. 14-20, Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 8-23, 2017.  Offer excludes alcohol beverages and gratuities. Children 3-9 must order from the children’s menu when available. Magic Your Way® Ticket with Park Hopper® option are for all four major Theme Parks and must be used with 14 days of first use.

Because Advance Dining Reservations (ADR) open 180 days in advance, some table service restaurants may have limited or no availability at the time of booking. No group rates or other discounts apply. Offers cannot be combined and are nontransferable. Advance reservations required. Disney FREE Dining 2017 offer is subject to change without notice.

Summer Expedition Savings at Walt Disney World® Resort

Create new Memories while Saving at the Walt Disney World® Resort

New family memories are waiting to be made at “The Most Magical Place on Earth” in 2017! You’ll enjoy a magical mix of new and unforgettable experiences – from expeditions that celebrate the magic of nature at Pandora – The World of Avatar inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park (opening May 27) to dazzling new shows and nighttime spectaculars at Magic Kingdom® Park, your upcoming trip is a dream come true in the making!

 

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

Request a Quote

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort-The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. 25% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available for other Resorts

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!

Request a Quote


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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!