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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019

April 8, 2019

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2019

 

Tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park are now available.

The favorite event transforms Magic Kingdom Park into a winter wonderland for the most magical 23 days of the year! Yes, this year, Disney is adding an extra day to the parties!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dates:

  • November: 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24
  • December: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22

Returning favorites include a special holiday-themed parade and fireworks display as well as magical stage shows such as “A Frozen Holiday Wish” where you can get swept up in the holiday spirit when Queen Elsa transforms Cinderella Castle with glistening ice.

In addition to the wonderful, holiday entertainment Guests can also ride Magic Kingdom Park classic attractions, savor complimentary treats, and enjoy a magical “snowfall” on Main Street, U.S.A.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets start at $99 for select nights after $10 advance-purchase savings.

To purchase your tickets, call 855-434-9397.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Opening Dates and Information

March 7, 2019
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is opening ahead of schedule on May 31 at Disneyland® Resort in Southern California and August 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® in Florida.

 

That’s right – it’s debuting early because of high guest interest in experiencing this new, immersive land.  On opening day for phase one, you will be able to live your own Star Wars story and take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, sample amazing galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops and more.

 

And for phase two, opening later this year, will be Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the most ambitious, immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined that will put guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance and will blur the lines between fantasy and reality.  In light of tremendous demand, Disney made the decision to open the land in phases to allow Guests to sooner enjoy the one-of-a-kind experiences that make Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so spectacular.

 

 

If you’re ready to book a vacation to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, request a quote online or call 855-434-9397.

 

Guests planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park between May 31 and June 23, 2019 will need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation, subject to availability, to access the land. Information on how to make a reservation will be available at a later date. Guests staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels during these dates will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered guest); valid theme park admission is required.

 

A reservation will not be offered or required to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Walt Disney World® Resort. And you should know that valid theme park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge after its opening on August 29, 2019. Capacity is limited. Additionally, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be open during Extra Magic Hours. During Extra Magic Hours Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can spend extra time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios enjoying select attractions. Details will also be available at a later date.

 

We know how excited many of you are to visit the galaxy’s Outer Rim and that you’ll have questions about how to best experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – so, here are some important details to help start the planning:

 

Park Admission: Regular theme park admission is required to enter Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There will not be a separate ticket for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  To visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park between May 31 and June 23, 2019, guests will need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation, subject to availability, to access the land.  We’ll share information on how to make a reservation at a later date.

 

Land Entry: Because we anticipate galactic excitement during the opening months this year, we are planning ahead to deliver the best possible experiences for our guests.  Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be open during normal park operating hours. It will not be included in Extra Magic Hour or Magic Morning at Disneyland Park. It will be open during Extra Magic Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

 

Attractions: Disney FASTPASS service, including access via Disney MaxPass, (at Disneyland Park) and Disney FastPass+service (at Disney’s Hollywood Studios) will not initially be offered at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

 

Planning:  You should also note that vacation packages, park tickets and Disney Resort hotel stays do not guarantee access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The land —including participation in its experiences—will be subject to capacity restraints and other restrictions.

 

We’ll also be sharing more information on what you need to know when planning a visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including arrival and planning details in upcoming posts.

 

If you’re ready to book a vacation to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, request a quote online or call 855-434-9397.

 

Capacity for the parks, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences is limited.  Access to the park, land and experiences may be restricted or unavailable depending on guest demand and other factors.

2019 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates

January 15, 2019

MNSSHP 2019

 

It’s never too early to plan for your fall vacation – especially when it comes to Halloween!

 

We’re excited to announce that tickets are now available for one of our favorite fall events: Mickey’s Not–So–Scary Halloween Party.

 

This year, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will transform Magic Kingdom® Park into a spook-tacular celebration for a total of 36 nights!

 

Here are the dates for 2019:

  • Aug. 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
  • Sept. 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
  • Oct. 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31
  • Nov. 1

 

Returning to the event will be spooky fun for everyone, including devilish Halloween décor, special entertainment such as fireworks, a parade and character greetings, as well as trick-or-treating throughout the park! In addition, you have access to dozens of popular attractions and may even encounter some bewitching surprises along the way.

 

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets start at $79 in advance or $89 at the gate, if available. To purchase your tickets, call 855-434-9397

 

 

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This Spring and Summer, Save Up to 30% on Rooms at Select Disney Resort Hotels

January 2, 2019

Toy Story Land

 

You can enjoy sun, fun and savings when you stay in the middle of the magic at Walt Disney World Resort!

 

With this offer, you can save on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels:

  • Save up to 25% for stays most nights April 28 through May 27, 2019 when you book through May 27, 2019
  • Save up to 30% for stays most nights May 28 through September 30, 2019 when you book through March 24, 2019

 

With so many unique and exciting things for you to discover at all 4 theme parks in the new year, NOW—more than ever—is a terrific time to visit. When you add valid theme park admission to this room offer, you’ll be able to play big in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, soak up a variety of new, limited-time experiences at Magic Kingdom park and celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park!

 

Book through March 24, 2019 to take advantage of the greatest savings. 

Call 855-434-9397 today!

 

 

Resort Category

Resort Savings

Select Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts

Save up to 30%

For stays most nights 4/28/19 – 5/27/19 when you book though 5/27/19

For stays most nights 5/28/19 – 9/30/19 when you book though 3/24/19

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

25%

30%

Disney’s Beach Club Villas

15%

25%

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Studios Only

15%

15%

Select Disney Deluxe Resorts

Save up to 30%

For stays most nights 4/28/19 – 5/27/19 when you book though 5/27/19

For stays most nights 5/28/19 – 9/30/19 when you book though 3/24/19

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

25%

30%

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

25%

25%

Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

15%

15%

Select Disney Moderate Resorts

Save up to 25%

For stays most nights 4/28/19 – 5/27/19 when you book though 5/27/19

For stays most nights 5/28/19 – 9/30/19 when you book though 3/24/19

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

25%

25%

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

10%

10%

Select Disney Value Resort Hotels

Save up to 20%

For stays most nights 4/28/19 – 5/27/19 when you book though 5/27/19

For stays most nights 5/28/19 – 9/30/19 when you book though 3/24/19

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort

15%

20%

Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Save up to 20%

For stays most Sunday through Thursday nights 8/4/2019 through 9/12/2019 when you book through 3/24/2019

 

To book your vacation, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

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. See Important Details.

 

Epcot Flower & Garden 2018

 

Important Details: 

  • 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: 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

Savor a FREE, Delicious Deal

January 2, 2019

2016 Free Dining

 

Satisfy your appetite for fun with an unforgettable stay in the middle of the magic! You can enjoy a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day vacation package that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel and a ticket with a Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option.

 

Book through February 10, 2019 for arrivals most nights July 5 through September 30, 2019.

 

To book your vacation with Free Dining, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

 

Explore Disney Resort hotels and the eligible Disney dining plan in the chart below. Ask about packages of shorter or longer lengths of stay.

 

Resort Category

Dining Plan

Select Disney Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels
Valid for arrivals most nights July 5 through September 30, 2019

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

FREE Disney Dining Plan

Select Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels
Valid for arrivals most nights July 5 through September 30, 2019

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

FREE Disney Dining Plan

Select Disney Moderate Resort Hotels
Valid for arrivals most nights July 5 through September 30, 2019

  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

Select Disney Value Resort Hotels
Valid for arrivals most nights July 5 through September 30, 2019

  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites Only
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort

FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

 

To book your vacation with Free Dining, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

 

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. Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.

Important Details: 

  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • 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.
  • Gratuities are not included.
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.

Get a FREE Disney Gift Card — One Week Only!

October 12, 2018

 

Would you like to receive up to $250 as a FREE Disney Gift Card to spend on your upcoming Disney Vacation? If you booked a Walt Disney World vacation package — either by phone or online directly with Disney — you can now add MousePlanning to your reservation to receive both a FREE Disney Gift Card* and also receive FREE personalized vacation planning services from MousePlanning!

 

It is a simple process to get your FREE Disney Gift Card!  To qualify for the transfer, the package must have been booked directly with Disney (not through a travel agent) within the last 30 days and not paid in full.

 

If you’re already a MousePlanning client who booked your vacation with us in the past 30 days, don’t worry! The Mouse Planner is loyal to his loyal clients!  You’ll receive this same benefit automatically as a credit applied to your existing vacation package!

 

If you haven’t booked yet, but do so directly with MousePlanning by October 19th, you will also receive this same benefit!

Package Total – Disney Gift Card Amount
$2500 – $2999 / Free $25 Disney Gift Card
$3000 – $3500 / Free $35 Disney Gift Card
$3501 – $3999 / Free $50 Disney Gift Card
$4000 – $4500 / Free $65 Disney Gift Card
$4501 – $4999 / Free $80 Disney Gift Card
$5000– $9999 / Free $100 Disney Gift Card
$10,000 & up / Free $250 Disney Gift Card

 

Act quickly!  This offer is only available through October 19, 2018.

Call 855-434-9397 or email us to transfer your Walt Disney World Vacation Package and receive your FREE Disney Gift Card*!

 

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*Free Disney Gift Card will be mailed with your final documents 10 – 15 days before check in.  Canceling your reservation also cancels this special offer.

Exciting New Things at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort!

October 11, 2018

 

Island living at Walt Disney World® Resort just got even better, as several new features at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort debuted this month. Old Port Royale now serves as the port of entry for the resort, where an all-new porte-cochere welcomes Guests into a colorfully reappointed lobby under an open-trussed roof and a colonnade with floor-to-ceiling drapes.

 

 

Friendly Cast Members are waiting in the new lobby to help you check in, answer questions, offer advice for your stay, and more. If Guests want to relax, there is plenty of lounge-style seating. Or if you need to stock up on supplies and souvenirs, you can check out the new Calypso Trading Post.

 

Old Port Royale is also home to three exciting new dining options:

  • Sebastian’s Bistro is a Caribbean-inspired table-service restaurant featuring warm island hospitality and waterfront views. Guests will feel like they’ve stepped into a tropical beachfront home offering tantalizing Latin and Caribbean flavors. Highlights include a skirt steak “chimichurri,” sautéed shrimp and tamales, a crispy avocado-and-bacon burger and much more.
  • Centertown Market is a fast-casual indoor street market where you will find a diverse menu of family-friendly fare. Made-to-order bowls with Latin- and Caribbean-inspired flavors allow you to choose a base, protein and sauce to create your own favorite dish.
  • Banana Cabana is a festive pool-side bar that’s always on “island time.” Here you can relax in Caribbean style with exclusive cocktails and non-alcoholic specialty drinks. (Ask about the Tropical Paradise!)

 

All these new amenities help life slow to a leisurely, breezy pace at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.  But if you’ve got children craving adventure, there’s new recreational activity now available!  Guests ages 10 to 16 are invited aboard an evening adventure cruise on Barefoot Bay to investigate the mysteries of pirates of the past. During ‘The Unsolved Mysteries of Barefoot Bay,’ Guests will experience an evening of immersive storytelling during this interactive boating scavenger hunt. They will embark on a quest to unravel the mystery of Captain Calico’s disappearance by solving puzzles and collecting clues.

 

If you want to experience Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort for yourself, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

 

 

 

 

 

Play, Stay, Dine and Save at Walt Disney World!

September 26, 2018

 

A Walt Disney World vacation is the perfect holiday gift for loved ones to create memories that last a lifetime. You can cross another holiday present off your list and save up to 25%* on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights January 1 through April 27, 2019.

 

With so many unique and exciting things for you to discover at all 4 theme parks in the new year — NOW is the best time to book your 2019 getaway. When you add valid theme park admission to this room offer, you’ll be able to play big in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, soak up a variety of new, limited-time experiences at Magic Kingdom park, and explore the ultimate celebration of food, art, and entertainment at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts!

 

To book your discounted Walt Disney World Vacation, call 855-434-9397

or request a quote online!

 

Toy Story Land

 
*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. See Important Details.

Important Details:

Additional per adult charges may apply if there are more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe 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, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.
Valid admission is required and not included in this offer to enjoy the theme parks.

 

‘IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth’ at Epcot is ending next year!

September 17, 2018

 

After nearly 20 years of delighting Epcot® Guests with the emotional story of humanity told through music, fireworks, light torches and more, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” will be ending in the second half of next year. The Disney Parks Live Entertainment team is already busy creating new thrills to debut immediately following the conclusion of “IllumiNations,” continuing the tradition of nightly entertainment on the World Showcase Lagoon.

 

“IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” which is currently planned to run to the end of summer 2019, has entertained millions of guests gathered around World Showcase Lagoon sharing the light and a story since it debuted in October 1999 as part of the Walt Disney World® Millennium Celebration. During the coming year, Disney will be celebrating this classic show, so you still have plenty of time to experience it again and again, as excitement builds for what’s next.

 

We know that Disney has got big plans for their multi-year transformation of Epcot, with new experiences that will “Wow!” your while keeping true to the original vision of the park. And the all-new nighttime fireworks spectacular coming to Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon will be part of the park’s exciting evolution.

 

The new show will join several previously announced experiences coming to Epcot, including the highly-anticipated “Guardians of the Galaxy” roller coaster attraction, a “Ratatouille”-inspired attraction in World Showcase, a new table-service restaurant adjacent to Mission: SPACE, and much more!

 

To book a Walt Disney World Vacation, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

 

Tron Attraction Update Now Loading…

August 14, 2018

 

Last summer, Disney Parks unveiled plans for a thrilling Tron coaster-style attraction to be added in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom® Park. Here’s a look at a new Tron-themed billboard at Magic Kingdom Park that’s now visible from Storybook Circus.

 

The new attraction will occupy an entirely new area next to the land’s Space Mountain, and now, as Disney prepares to welcome Tron into the park, a few modifications will be made to nearby attractions as construction kicks into gear.

 

First, the Walt Disney World® Railroad will temporarily take up residence at the Main Street Station starting in December 2018, pausing its grand-circle tours of Magic Kingdom Park. During this time, you will be able to get an up-close look at the railroad and take advantage of one-of-a-kind photo opportunities.

 

The Tomorrowland Speedway will close for a portion of 2019, as the attraction’s track is adjusted. It will reopen as the same attraction our Guests know and love in the summer of 2019.

 

 

Magic Kingdom’s Tron attraction, which is set to debut in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021, is based on TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland (pictured above). This coaster-style attraction allows riders to board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles for a thrilling race through the digital frontier. TRON Lightcycle Power Run debuted on Shanghai Disneyland’s opening day and quickly became the highest-rated attraction at the park.

 

We look forward to sharing more updates with you on the thrilling new addition of Tron as work progresses. Stay tuned for updates!