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Disney Destinations News from the D23 Expo

From Friday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, 25, 2019, fans of The Walt Disney Company will flock to the D23 Expo Anaheim Convention Center in beautiful Southern California to celebrate everything Disney – past, present and future!

During every D23 Expo, we find out additional details around yet-to-be-announced and highly-anticipated attractions and experiences coming to Disney Destinations! While some of these exciting announcement will come at various times throughout the weekend, the majority will be released during a presentation hosted by Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 10:30a Pacific.

Below is the latest Disney Destinations news from the D23 Expo. This page will be continuously updated as more details emerge.

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‘Disney After Hours’ returns to Walt Disney World® Resort

Walt Disney World® Resort has announced the extension of events giving guests after-hours access to some of the resort’s favorite attractions and character experiences.

On select nights, Magic Kingdom® and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Parks will remain open 3 extra hours for those with special event tickets for 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.

Here’s more details on the event:







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

Parks 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.

Using Mobile Order at the Walt Disney World® Resort

Our Magic Makers® are always looking for ways to make the most of every minute of our guest’s vacation time! From prioritizing attractions to utilizing the FastPass+ system to its full potential, we have plenty of tips and tricks to share! The Walt Disney World® Resort’s Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering system is one of them!

While the Mobile Order system was introduced back in May of 2017, the program continues to be enhanced and more participating locations are added often to make it it even better! By utilizing the My Disney Experience mobile app on your iPhone or Android device, you can place your order and minimize your wait. Here’s how:


While not all Quick-Service locations currently participate in Mobile Order, the list continues to grow! At this time, available locations include:

Magic Kingdom® Park

  • Aloha Isle
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Peco Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • The Lunching Pad
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant

Epcot®

  • Electric Umbrella

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

  • ABC Commissary
  • Backlot Express
  • Catalina Eddie’s
  • Fairfax Fare
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Rosie’s All-American Café
  • Woody’s Lunch Box

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

  • Flame Tree Barbecue
  • Harambe Market
  • Pizzafari
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • Satu’li Canteen

Disney Springs™

  • D-Luxe Burger

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

  • World Premiere Food Court

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

  • Intermission Food Court

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

  • End Zone Food Court

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • The Mara

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Centertown Market
  • Spyglass Grill

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Contempo Café

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Everything POP Shopping & Dining

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory

Here’s a video overview of how it works!

Contact your Magic Maker® for more details!

By |2019-08-14T12:47:26-05:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|0 Comments

Enjoy an ‘Ultimate Disney Christmas’

The holidays will be here before you know it, and the Walt Disney Travel Company is making it possible for your family to have the “Ultimate Disney Christmas” package!

Why buy presents that will get played with a few times and then sit collecting dust when you can purchase an experience that will create memories that last a lifetime? With several special and exclusive inclusions, this package will do just that!

Here are the details:

Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package

Special Package Inclusions:

  • Exclusive nighttime access to experience Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey and Expedition Everest® at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Plus catch an exclusive showing of the park’s new Rivers of Light: We Are One show. (Dec. 21, 2019)
  • Celebrate the season with tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park. (Dec. 22, 2019)
  • Exclusive reserved viewing area at World View Plaza to watch Epcot® Forever, an all-new nighttime spectacular. Plus, each Guest (ages 3 and up) will receive a digital $50 Epcot® Theme Park Dine Promo Card to use at participating Epcot® locations. (choice of Dec. 23 or Dec. 24, 2019 – one night per reservation)
  • An Ultimate Disney Christmas gift delivered to your room. (Dec. 25, 2019)

Walt Disney Travel Company Package Details:

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

Travel Dates: Dec. 21 – Dec. 26, 2019
Booking Dates: Jul. 25 – Oct. 26, 2019

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

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. The number of packages available for purchase is limited. Deposit due at time of booking. Valid Theme Park admission is required to attend Theme Park events included in this package. Theme Park ticket is valid for admission beginning on 12/21/19 and must be used by 12/27/19. Special event ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is valid only on 12/22/19. Exclusive fireworks viewing area at Epcot® is one night per reservation; viewing night to be chosen at time of reservation and is reserved in order booked. Capacity for each night is limited. Epcot® Theme Park Dine Promo Card will be sent on 12/23/19 to email provided at check-in. One Ultimate Disney Christmas gift per room. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom Grand Villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

The Epcot® Theme Park Dine Promo Card (“Promo Card”) is not valid for use until purchased, activated and monetary value added. Card will be active 12/23/19 through 12/26/19. After 12/26/19, any unused funds will be forfeited. The Promo Card can only be used at select participating locations at Walt Disney World Resort, at select food locations at Epcot®, select third-party lessees and select Operating Participants for food and beverage. Check with individual locations for program participation before redemption. For participating locations and additional terms and conditions visit disneyterms.com/epcotdinepromo. Except as required by applicable law: The Promo Card is not redeemable for cash; cannot be replaced if lost, damaged or stolen without required proof of purchase and complete dine card number; may not be resold in any manner whatsoever; and may not be used toward the purchase of any Disney Dollars or gift certificates/cards or toward the purchase of a real estate interest in a Disney Vacation Club® Resort. The Promo Card is issued by Disney Gift Card Services, Inc., which reserves the right to modify, alter, amend or change the terms and conditions of program upon notice at disneyterms.com/epcotdinepromo.

Fall into a Season of Fun & Savings

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

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

This fall, you’ll find 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. Length of stay requirements may apply. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts, and Studios at Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Offer excludes The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort for stays through November 9, 2019.

Disney Free Dining 2019 Available for Select Dates

Get Disney FREE Dining 2019 with the purchase of select Disney Resort Hotel Packages

Gather ’round the table for the tastiest vacation offer available at the Walt Disney World® Resort! Disney FREE Dining 2019 is back! Availability on this offer is limited, so don’t delay!

Now through Sep. 29, 2019, purchase a non-discounted Disney Resort Hotel package including a minimum 4-night stay with 4-day or longer Park Hopper® or Park Hopper® Plus Option tickets at participating Disney Value or Moderate Resorts and get the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan for FREE. Or, buy a non-discounted Disney Resort Hotel package including a minimum 4-night stay with 4-day or longer Park Hopper® or Park Hopper® Plus Option tickets 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 – Sep. 29, 2019

Disney FREE Dining Travel Window:
Valid for arrivals most nights Sep. 1 – 18, Nov. 17 – 27, and Dec. 8 – 23, 2019

 

Some of the best family memories are made during a family dinner! Contact your Magic Maker® Travel Professional 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 Disney 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 2019 promotion, a minimum stay of 4-nights and 4-day Base Ticket with Park Hopper® or Park Hopper® Plus option is required. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Advance reservation required. Theme park tickets valid for admission beginning on date of check-in and must be used within a limited number of days, depending on length of stay and ticket. Visit disneydestinationstickets.com/usage for more details. Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available. Gratuities are not included. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

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 2019 offer is subject to change without notice.

2019 Epcot® Candlelight Processional Dining Packages Available

Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) for the 2019 Epcot® Candlelight Processional Dining packages are now available.  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:

  • 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 (B,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,L,D)
  • Tutto Italia Ristorante (L,D)
  • Via Napoli (L,D)

Candlelight Dining Packages start at $40 for breakfast, $52 for lunch and $57 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:

  • Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 – TBD
  • Dec. 2 – 5 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • Dec. 6 – 7 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • Dec. 8 – 12 – TBD
  • Dec. 13 – 15 – Gary Sinise
  • Dec. 16 – 18 – Pat Sajak
  • Dec. 19 – 21 – TBD
  • Dec. 22 – 24 – Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Dec. 25 – 26 – Edward James Olmos
  • Dec. 27 – 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.

‘Eat to the Beat’ Dining Package Returns to Epcot®

One of our guests’ favorite way to enjoy the Eat to the Beat Concert Series is returning to the 2019 Epcot® International Food and Wine Festival!

On select days, you can Rock ‘n’ Dine by pairing a delicious meal at select Epcot® table service restaurants with that evening’s Eat to the Beat show! After enjoying your meal, you will receive a pass for reserved seating for one of that evening’s showcases.

Reservations are open for Dining packages at the following Epcot® restaurants:

  • Biergarten Restaurant
    Lunch: $55 for adults | $31 for kids
    Dinner: $55 for adults | $31 for kids
  • Chefs de France
    Lunch: $60.99 for adults | $16.99 for kids
    Dinner: $69.99 for adults | $21.99 for kids
  • Coral Reef Restaurant
    Lunch: $69 for adults | $22 for kids
    Dinner: $69 for adults | $22 for kids
  • The Garden Grill Restaurant
    Breakfast: $49 for adults | $30 for kids
    Lunch: $63 for adults | $38 for kids
    Dinner: $63 for adults | $38 for kids
  • La Hacienda de San Angel
    Dinner: $82 for adults | $23 for kids
  • Nine Dragons Restaurant
    Lunch: $52 for adults | $16.99 for kids
    Dinner: $59.95 for adults | $18.50 for kids
  • Restaurant Marrakesh
    Lunch: $52 for adults | $19 for kids
    Dinner: $63 for adults | $19 for kids
  • Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
    Lunch: $57 for adults | $22 for kids
    Dinner: $57 for adults | $22 for kids
  • San Angel Inn Restaurante
    Lunch: $60 for adults | $20 for kids
    Dinner: $75 for adults | $23 for kids
  • Spice Road Table
    Lunch: $52 for adults | $19 for kids
    Dinner: $63 for adults | $19 for kids
  • Teppan Edo
    Lunch: $68 for adults | $19.25 for kids
    Dinner: $78 for adults | $22 for kids
  • Tokyo Dining
    Lunch: $68 for adults | $19.25 for kids
    Dinner: $78 for adults | $22 for kids
  • Tutto Italia Ristorante
    Lunch: $64 for adults | $22 for kids
    Dinner: $70 for adults | $25 for kids
  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
    Lunch: $54 for adults | $20 for kids
    Dinner: $57 for adults | $24 for kids

Plus tax and gratuity

Breakfast packages include one (1) buffet or family-style dining meal (where applicable). Lunch or dinner packages include an appetizer, entrée and dessert—or one (1) full buffet or family-style dining (where applicable)—along with a non-alcoholic beverage. Prices do not include tax or gratuity. Guests utilizing a Disney Dining Plan may opt to use (2) Table-Service Entitlements. Separate park admission is required. While purchasing the Eat to the Beat Dinner Package is not required to see the show, it will provide you with a guaranteed seat!

This years line up includes:

  • Aug. 29-31 – Plain White T’s
  • Sep. 1-2 – Sawyer Brown – NEW!
  • Sep. 3-4 – MercyMe
  • Sep. 5-6 – Grace Kelly – NEW!
  • Sep. 7-8 – Zach Williams – NEW!
  • Sep. 9-10 – Lauren Daigle – NEW!
  • Sep. 11-12 – Jimmie Allen NEW!
  • Sep. 13-15 – TBD
  • Sep. 16-17 – The Allman Betts Band
  • Sep. 18-19 – Everclear
  • Sep. 20-22 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
  • Sep. 23-24 – Post Modern Jukebox
  • Sep. 25-26 – Blue Oct.
  • Sep. 27-29 – Mark Wills
  • Sep. 30-Oct. 2 – Sugar Ray
  • Oct. 3-4 – Taylor Dayne
  • Oct. 5-6 – India – NEW!
  • Oct. 7-9 – 98°
  • Oct. 10-11 – Boyce Avenue – NEW!
  • Oct. 12-13 – Southern Avenue – NEW!
  • Oct. 14-15 – Kenny G
  • Oct. 16-17 – 38 Special
  • Oct. 18-20 – Baha Men
  • Oct. 21-22 – Billy Ocean
  • Oct. 23-25 – Sheila E
  • Oct. 26-27 – High Valley
  • Oct. 28-30 – Hanson
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 1 – Sheena Easton
  • Nov. 2-3 – Kris Allen – NEW!
  • Nov. 4-6 – Boyz II Men
  • Nov. 7-8 – The Hooters
  • Nov. 9-11 – Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy
  • Nov. 12-14 – TBD
  • Nov. 15-16 – BBMAK – NEW!
  • Nov. 17-18 – Spanish Harlem Orchestra – NEW!
  • Nov. 19 – D’Capella NEW!

Entertainment and artist appearances are subject to change without notice

If you have already planned a Fall visit to experience the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival, ask your Magic Maker® about adding the Eat to the Beat Dinner Package to your plans.

Disney® Visa® Free Dining 2019 Available for Select August Dates

Disney® Visa® Cardmembers Can Get Disney FREE Dining 2019 with the purchase of select Disney Resort Hotel Packages

Gather ’round the table for the tastiest vacation offer available at the Walt Disney World® Resort! Disney FREE Dining 2019 is back exclusively for Disney® Visa® Cardmembers! Availability on this offer is limited, so don’t delay!

Now through Jun. 16, 2019, Disney® Visa® Cardmembers purchasing a non-discounted Disney Resort Hotel package including a minimum 4-night stay with 4-day or longer Park Hopper® or Park Hopper® Plus Option tickets at participating Disney Value or Moderate Resorts and get the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan for FREE. Or, buy a non-discounted Disney Resort Hotel package including a minimum 4-night stay with 4-day or longer Park Hopper® or Park Hopper® Plus Option tickets 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® Visa® Cardmember FREE Dining Booking Window:
Now -Jun. 16, 2019

Disney® Visa® Cardmembers FREE Dining Travel Window:
Valid for arrivals most nights Aug. 1 – 21, 2019

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

Request a Quote

*Disney® Visa® Cardmembers FREE Dining Packages booked at a participating Disney Value or Moderate Resort will receive the Disney 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. Must use a valid Disney® Visa® Card or Disney Rewards Redemption Card to pay the deposit. Disney® Visa® Cardmember must stay in room

To qualify for the Disney® Visa® Cardmembers FREE Dining 2019 promotion, a minimum stay of 4-nights and 4-day Base Ticket with Park Hopper® or Park Hopper® Plus option is required. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Advance reservation required. Theme park tickets valid for admission beginning on date of check-in and must be used within a limited number of days, depending on length of stay and ticket. Visit disneydestinationstickets.com/usage for more details. Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available. Gratuities are not included. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, and The Little Mermaid standard rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

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® Visa® FREE Dining 2019 offer is subject to change without notice.

Walt Disney World® Resort 2019 Summer Meal Offer

Get a FREE Quick-Service meal per person, per night with the purchase of select Disney Resort Hotel Packages!

Summer 2019 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 special offer is limited, so don’t delay!

Now through Jun. 30, 2019, purchase a non-discounted Disney Resort Hotel package including a minimum 3-night stay and theme park tickets at participating Disney Value  or Moderate 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 2019 Summer Meal Offer Booking Window:
Now-Jun. 30, 2019

Disney 2019 Summer Meal Offer Travel Window:
Valid for arrivals most nights May 28-Aug. 21, 2019

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

Request a Quote

 

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Advance reservations are required. Theme park tickets valid for admission beginning on date of check-in and must be used within a limited number of days, depending on length of stay and ticket. Visit disneydestinationstickets.com/usage for more details. Each quick-service meal includes one entrée and one non-alcoholic beverage (or, if age 21 or over, one beer, wine or cocktail). Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer excludes Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available. Most beer, wine and cocktails included. Some exceptions apply. Must present valid ID to be served alcoholic beverages. May only be redeemed with the quick-service meal. Gratuities are not included.