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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
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
  • Fairfax Fare
  • Milk Stand
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Ronto Roasters
  • 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 Art of Animation Resort

  • Landscape of Flavors

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Centertown Market
  • Spyglass Grill

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Contempo Café

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Gasparilla Island Grill

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • Capt. Cook’s

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Everything POP Shopping & Dining

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

  • Riverside Mill Food Court

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • The Artist’s Palette

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • Roaring Fork

Here’s a video overview of how it works!

Contact your Magic Maker® for more details!

By |2019-10-22T13:41:35-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|0 Comments

Early 2020 Walt Disney World Room Discounts

Give the Gift of a Magical Stay this Holiday!

Bypass the hustle and bustle of the holidays and make your shopping easier than ever by giving the gift of a magical vacation this year! With his merry offer, your loved ones will enjoy everything “The Most Magical Place on Earth” has to offer – from new adventures inside Star Wars: Galaxy’ Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® to the beloved attractions of Magic Kingdom® Park! Now is the time to work with our Magic Makers® to plan the perfect vacation that will create memories that last a lifetime!


Additional per-adult charges may apply if there are 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. Disney Gift Card offer: Only available with a ticket package that includes a room and minimum 6-day ticket. Everyone in the room must be on the same package. Value of $30 USD per person ages 3 and up on the reservation will be available on one gift card for the entire reservation. If you complete online check-in in advance, the Disney Gift Card will be emailed to you on the day of your arrival. Otherwise, you’ll be asked for your email address when you check in at the Front Desk of your Disney Resort hotel―and the Disney Gift Card will be sent to that email address. The email will contain a bar code for using the Disney Gift Card. If you don’t receive your Disney Gift Card in your inbox, please check your spam folder or stop by the Front Desk for assistance. Disney Gift Card is usable only to buy goods and services at participating locations including Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Disney store locations in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and shopDisney.com. Not refundable or redeemable for cash unless required by law. Not redeemable to purchase another gift card, or towards previously purchased goods or services. Not a credit or debit card. Does not expire and no fees apply. Lost, stolen, or damaged gift cards cannot be replaced without required proof of purchase and complete gift card number. Disney Gift Card Services, Inc. (“DGCS”) is the card issuer and sole obligor to cardholder and is not responsible for any unauthorized use of card. Card is valid only if obtained at select Disney locations in the US, Canada or Puerto Rico or authorized third-party distributors. Card is not valid and will not be honored if obtained from unauthorized sellers or resellers, including through Internet auction sites. For balance inquiry, participating locations and additional terms and conditions (including arbitration agreement) for this gift card, visit DisneyGiftCard.com or call (877) 650-4327. DGCS reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the gift card upon notice at DisneyGiftCard.com. Purchase, use or acceptance of card constitutes acceptance of these terms.

Kids Dine Free Offer at Walt Disney World® Resort

2020 is an Incredible Year to visit Walt Disney World® Resort!

Walt Disney World® Resort is brimming with new attractions, entertainment, and experiences your family won’t want to miss! At Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, live your adventure in a galaxy far, far away in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge as you enjoy two brand new attractions – Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (opening Dec. 5, 2019). And at Epcot®, explore the arts during the Epcot® International Festival of the Arts (Jan. 17 to Feb. 24) and welcome the spring season at the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival (Mar. 4 to Jun. 1). Once the sun sets, celebrate the past, present and future of the park with the new nighttime spectacular, Epcot® Forever!

Don’t Let This Special Offer Get Away!

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. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Child must stay in room with adult. Advance reservations required. Disney dining plans exclude gratuities. Children ages 3 to 9 must order from the children’s menu, if available. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase. Theme park admission is required for some dining locations. Theme park ticket valid for admission beginning 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. One merchandise bag per room. One Disney PhotoPass 5X7 photo print per room. One stroller rental for each Theme Park ticket day. The initial voucher provided must be presented at one of the Walt Disney World Theme Park stroller rental locations to initiate rental and then a receipt will be provided for the remaining rental day(s). Type of stroller (single or double) will be provided based on availability. Only offered at select Disney Value Resorts hotels. Length of stay requirements apply. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.

‘Disney Early Morning Magic’

Walt Disney World® Resort is featuring a special event 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 select Magic Kingdom® Park Fantasyland® attractions 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:

Note: Early Morning Magic was previously offered at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, but no future events are planned at this time.

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

Magic Kingdom® Park: Official Check-in will take place near the far left Touchpoints of the Main Entrance to Magic Kingdom park beginning at 7:30 AM. Starting at 7:45 AM, event Guests will be admitted into the park and guided into Fantasyland. Guests arriving after 7:45 AM should check in inside the park on the Teacups bridge. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Princess Fairytale Hall, “it’s a small world”, Under the Sea ~ Adventures of the Little Mermaid and Mad Tea Party are the only attractions that will be operational during this special event. From 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, breakfast will be available at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café. Guests who have purchased both regular theme park admission and special event entry will receive an event wristband for identification upon check-in.
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 Disney Early Morning Magic admission. 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 |2019-10-03T09:49:47-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|Tags: |1 Comment

Plant-Based Dining Expanding at Disney Parks Restaurants

For years, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has been industry leaders when it comes to special diets. Whether a dietary restriction, food allergy or even a lifestyle diet, the chefs go above and beyond to ensure your needs are met. Click here for more information on dietary restrictions.

Now, Disney Parks has announced that hundreds of plant-based dishes will be added to the menus at both Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts! These fun and flavorful options will be coming first to the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida (Oct. 1 for quick service locations and Oct. 3 for table service locations) and later in spring 2020 at the Disneyland® Resort. All of the major Disney-owned quick service and table service restaurants will have at least one offering which will be easily identifiable by a new plant-based menu icon designation.

Not quite sure what a plant-based dish is? It’s a meal made with ingredients like vegetables, legumes, fruits, grains, nuts, and seeds – and made without animal meat, eggs, dairy, or honey! As just a taste of what’s to come, some of the upcoming dishes include Steamed Asian Dumplings, Shiriki Noodle Salad, Felucian Garden Spread, Chili-Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl and Plant-Based Cashew Cheesecake.

For more information on dietary needs or requests, contact your Magic Maker®

Disney Destinations News from the D23 Expo

Friday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, 25, 2019, fans of The Walt Disney Company flocked 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! The Sneak Peek Disney Parks, Experiences and Products presentation at the 2019 D23 Expo was no exception, providing us with many great details!

Below is the latest Disney Destinations news from the D23 Expo.

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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 select Disney Resort hotel
  • 4-day theme park tickets with Park Hopper® option

Travel Dates: Dec. 21 – Dec. 26, 2019
Booking Dates: now – Nov. 23, 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.