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2020 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tickets Available

Many of us are still experiencing Winter 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, you can expect to enjoy devilish décor, delightful treats, and enchanting special entertainment.

2020 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Event Dates:

  • Aug. – 13, 18, 21, 25, 28
  • Sep. – 1, 4, 7, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29
  • Oct. – 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
  • Nov. – 1

Pricing varies by date, but start at $85 in advance or $95 at the gate, if available, plus tax.

Contact your Magic Maker® travel professional 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.

‘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 |2020-02-06T17:35:29-05:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|Tags: |1 Comment

Breaking the Myths – Dining at Disney Parks

Dining at Disney Parks for some is just as much fun as a ride on Space Mountain®. With a wide variety of options, it’s no wonder that dining is a topic of confusion for our guests. Here is a look at 3 of our most common myths for dining:

  1. Myth: All of the Quick Service Dining locations offer the same foods
    Each Quick Service Dining location throughout the Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts carries its own theme and a menu offering select tastes supporting that theme. While certain items like a hamburger or hot dog may be seen on most menus, several additional items will be available that aren’t quite so common. In fact, some may be exclusive to only that location! And don’t forget to check out the Quick Service Dining locations at the Resort Hotels as they also provide some great options.
  2. Myth: At Be Our Guest Restaurant inside Magic Kingdom® Park, you can choose a Quick Service meal or a Table Service meal at either lunch or dinner
    Even years after its opening, Be Our Guest Restaurant is still a popular dining location located inside Beast’s Castle in the New Fantasyland® area. Be Our Guest Restaurant operates during the day at breakfast and lunch as a Quick Service Location and at night as a (2)-entitlement table service location for dinner. So, guests wanting to use a Quick Service credit on the Disney Dining Plan at Be Our Guest Restaurant can only do so at breakfast or lunch.
  3. Myth: There is no need to make Advance Dining Reservations for Disney Parks’ Restaurants
    This is a myth that we have touched on before, but it is so important that it is worth talking about again! Advance Dining Reservations are an important part of planning your Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resort vacations. The Walt Disney World® Resort starts accepting Advanced Dining Reservations 180-days in advance of your arrival date and at the Disneyland® Resort it is 60 days. Many of the popular locations, like Character Dining and Dinner Shows, fill up shortly after starting to accept reservations. Because of capacity, these popular restaurants are not always able to accept walk-ins. So, while Advance Dining Reservations are not required, they are definitely recommended!

Contact your Magic Maker® today and explore how FUN eating at Disney Parks can be!

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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. And at Epcot®, 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!

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The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Theme park ticket valid for admission beginning date of check-in and must be used within 7 days of check-in. Visit disneydestinationstickets.com/usage for more details. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservation required. Theme park admission is required for some dining locations. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase. Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available. Gratuities are not included. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Child must stay in room with adult. 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.

2020 Walt Disney World Room Discounts

2020 is the Year to Experience the Magic!

Celebrate a new decade by enjoying 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!

Explore These Two Special Offers:


Gift of Magic Room Offer: 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 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 included when a minimum 6-day ticket is added to make a Walt Disney Travel Company package. 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. One Disney Gift Card per 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.
Sun & Fun Room Offer: 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 two 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 Free Dining 2020 Available for Select Dates

Get Disney FREE Dining 2020 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 2020 is back! Availability on this offer is very limited, so don’t delay!

Now through Jan. 16, 2020, 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 – Jan. 16, 2020

Disney FREE Dining Travel Window:
Valid for arrivals most nights Jun. 27 – 28, Jul. 5 – 7, and Aug. 29 – Sep. 8, 2020

 

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!

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*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 2020 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 2020 offer is subject to change without notice.

The 2010s in Review: Our Favorite Disney Parks Additions

As another decade comes to a close, there’s no denying that the 2010s have brought countless changes for Disney Parks and Resorts. We said goodbye to a few beloved attractions to make way for new lands and attractions. We welcomed new characters into the Parks with opportunities to meet and greet them. And we saw new Resort accommodations open in both Florida’s vacation kingdom and in Hawaii.

With so many changes throughout the past decade, one thing has remained constant. Disney Parks and Resorts continues to provide magical experiences to our guests that help create unforgettable family memories each and every day. It’s unmatched in the travel industry, and we’re proud to be a partner in assisting with the magic!

We asked our Magic Makers® what their top moments of the decade have been, and we’re happy to share those with you!

Our Magic Maker’s Top 10 Disney Parks & Resorts Additions of the 2010s!

Happy New Year! Here’s to another decade of Magical Memories!

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What’s New / What’s Next at Disney destinations

“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” – Walt Disney

It’s been said that the only thing constant in life is change, and the same holds true for the entire portfolio of Disney destinations. From attractions and restaurants to shows, event and even new ships, there’s always something new for you and your family to experience. But it seems like the most daunting task is keeping track of everything!

Our What’s New / What’s Next list highlights everything upcoming for Disney Parks and Resorts! Whether your next vacation is next week or next year, be sure to follow along and keep up-to-date on the latest announcements!

Here’s a sneak peek at What’s New and What’s Next!

‘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!