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‘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 |2020-03-03T09:32:56-05:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|Tags: |1 Comment

New Dining Plan and Ticket Add-On Available at Walt Disney World® Resort

Walt Disney World® Resort has just announced the addition of two new options that will allow your Magic Maker® to build a vacation package that’s a perfect fit for your family at a great value!

Disney Dining Plan Plus

Starting today, a new dining plan option has been added to the previous lineup of offerings. Called Disney Dining Plan Plus, this gives each guest two meals per night of their package stay to redeem at their choice of either table service restaurants or quick service locations. This is a perfect “in-between” plan for our guests that loved the flexibility of the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan but don’t want three full meals a day! Like the other dining plans, the new one will also come with two snacks per person per night and one Disney Resort hotel refillable drink mug.

Here’s an overview of the current dining plan offerings:

Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

  • 2 Meals:
    2 Quick-Service Meals
    No Table-Service Meals
  • 2 Snacks/NonAlcoholic Drinks
  • 1 Resort-Refillable Drink Mug Per Person
  • No Special Dining Experience

Disney Dining Plan

  • 2 Meals:
    1 Quick-Service Meal
    1 Table-Service Meal
  • 2 Snacks/NonAlcoholic Drinks
  • 1 Resort-Refillable Drink Mug Per Person
  • Plus, redeem your meals for Special Dining Experiences, including Character Dining!

Disney Dining Plan Plus

  • 2 Meals – Any Combo of:
    Quick-Service Meal
    Table-Service Meal
  • 2 Snacks/NonAlcoholic Drinks
  • 1 Resort-Refillable Drink Mug Per Person
  • Plus, redeem meals for Special Dining Experiences, including Character Dining!

Disney Deluxe Dining Plan

  • 3 Meals – Any Combo of:
    Quick-Service Meals
    Table-Service Meals
  • 2 Snacks/NonAlcoholic Drinks
  • 1 Resort-Refillable Drink Mug Per Person
  • Plus, redeem your meals for Special Dining Experiences, including Character Dining!

*Per person per night. The specific number of meal options and snacks are determined by the number of nights included in the package stay however, meals can be rolled over and redeemed in any order throughout the vacation. Resort-Refillable Drink Mug is one per person (age 3+) per stay.

Water Park and Sports Option

A new add-on to select theme park tickets called Water Park and Sports Option will give you admission to many of the resort’s most popular recreational activities. For $70 plus tax, you can experience the splashiest thrills at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Parks, live your basketball dreams at The NBA Experience, attend events at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and test your skills at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, FootGolf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course or Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course. Some usage restrictions apply, so ask your Magic Maker® for full details.

The total number of admissions you will receive with this option is based on the length of your theme park ticket. For example, with a 5-day ticket that you choose to include the Water Park and Sports Option on, you’ll have five visits to any of the above locations. How you use these admissions is totally up to you! You can use all the admissions on the same day or repeat the same experience across multiple days.

Ask your Magic Maker® how these two new options can add convenience and value to your next Walt Disney World® Resort vacation!

By |2020-02-27T17:26:49-05:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|0 Comments

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.

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.

By |2020-04-03T15:11:21-05:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Disney News, Expired Specials, Walt Disney World News|0 Comments

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 This Special Offer:


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.