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Tickets Now Available for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party & Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2017

May 11, 2017

2015 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

 

Are you heading to Magic Kingdom® Park this fall? Don’t miss out on Guest-favorite Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will start earlier than ever this year, with parties running on Aug. 25 & 29; Sept. 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, & 29; Oct. 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 & 31; and Nov. 1. The event will feature trick-or-treating, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show, Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade and “Happy HalloWishes.” Guests of all ages are also welcome to dress up for the party (but be sure to check the park costuming guidelines first).

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be held Nov. 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 & 28; and Dec. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 & 22. The party will feature Mickeys’ Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, “Holiday Wishes,” “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” and much more.*

  •  Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $74 for adults and $69 for children (3-9).
  •  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $89 for adults and $84 for children (3-9).

You’ll want to get these tickets early, because certain popular dates may sell out fast.  Call 855-434-9397 to purchase.  Reservations for event-night dining and dessert parties will open later this summer.

Receive a FREE Disney Gift Card – one week only!

May 11, 2017

2016 Disney World Discounts

 

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 The Mouse Planner himself!

 

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 May 18, 2017, 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 May 18, 2017.

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.

Book Vacation Packages for the 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side!

April 21, 2017

2018 Star Wars Half Marathon

 

It’s a weekend of galactic fun and fantastic runs during the 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side – at the Walt Disney World Resort!  And now for a limited time, April 20 – May 1, 2017, you can book your Race Registration with a Magic Your Way Package for the 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend, which takes place April 19-22, 2018.

 

A Magic Your Way Package allows you to enjoy Disney fun for the whole family throughout the race weekend.  Pick your favorite Disney Resort hotel and the number of days for your Theme Park ticket.

 

Plus, when you stay at a Disney Resort hotel you’ll enjoy special benefits, including complimentary MagicBands and early access to Disney FastPass+ planning up to 60 days before you arrive!

 

Booking Window:  April 20 – May 1, 2017

Travel Window:  April 12 – April 30, 2018

 

Packages with Race Registrations can be booked by calling us at 855-434-9397 and requesting a vacation package with Race Registration.  Please note that race registrations are non-refundable.

Frozen Summer Games Coming to Disney’s Blizzard Beach!

April 18, 2017

Frozen Summer Games

 

The Frozen Summer Games will be returning to Disney’s Blizzard Beach® Water Park at Walt Disney World® Resort starting May 26, 2017 with even more snowy, summery fun!

 

Guests visiting Blizzard Beach can join Team Kristoff or Team Olaf to participate in a variety of activities, from Ice Pail Relays and a Snowball Toss to Ski Pole Limbo and Slide Races.

 

And for the first time in forever, you will be able to meet and take photos with Kristoff! He will join Olaf in their very own character greeting location at Disney’s Blizzard Beach, where guests can snap photos with this adventurous pair.

 

With crafts, games and a DJ spinning some uptempo tunes throughout the day, the Frozen Summer Games are sure to be a major highlight at Disney’s Blizzard Beach this summer.

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

or request a quote online!

2017 Dates for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

April 6, 2017

2015 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Disney has announced the dates for this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

August 25, 29

September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 16, 19, 24, 26, 29

October 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31

November 1

Call 855-434-9397 to book your next Walt Disney World Vacation

or start planning online!

2015 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Save up to 25%* on Rooms at Select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels this summer!

March 27, 2017

Walt Disney World Discounts 2017

You can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights May 28-Aug. 31, 2017 when you book March 27-July 14, 2017.

 

Plus, you can uncover a magical mix of new and unforgettable experiences at Walt Disney World Resort this summer including Pandora – The World of Avatar opening May 27, 2017 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

 

And, as we recently announced, for a limited time, May 27-July 4, 2017, Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can explore Pandora – The World of Avatar beyond regular Park hours.

 

Nightly Extra Magic Hours will take place from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. only in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. This offering will provide Guests with an additional opportunity to enjoy everything Pandora – The World of Avatar has to offer – including navigating a mystical river, flying on a back of a banshee and walking under floating mountains. Please note valid Theme Park admission and a Resort ID are required.

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

or request a quote online!

 

2016 Disney World Discounts

*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid standard rooms. 25% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available for other Resorts.

 

Explore Pandora – The World of Avatar with Nightly Extra Magic Hours!

March 23, 2017

Pandora Extra Magic Hours

 

For a limited time, May 27-July 4, 2017, Guests staying at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels can explore Pandora – The World of Avatar beyond regular Park hours.

Nightly Extra Magic Hours will take place from 11:00pm – 1:00am only in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. This offering will provide Guests with an additional opportunity to enjoy everything Pandora – The World of Avatar has to offer – including navigating a mystical river, flying on a back of a banshee and walking under floating mountains. Please note valid Theme Park admission and a Resort ID are required.

In addition, Guests staying at select Walt Disney Resort hotels can reserve Disney FastPass+ selections for attractions, including those in Pandora – The World of Avatar, up to 60 days prior to check-in beginning March 24, 2017. Disney FastPass+ service will be available at the two attractions within Pandora – The World of Avatar during regular Theme Park hours. Guests may select only one of these two attractions in their first set of Disney FastPass+ selections, subject to availability.

There’s so much excitement surrounding the debut of this world beyond belief that we here at MousePlanning suggest you take advantage of Nightly Extra Magic Hours to visit Pandora – The World of Avatar. Then, you can reserve Disney FastPass+ experiences to enjoy the rest of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park during regular hours.

Do you want to experience Pandora – The World of Avatar for yourself?  Call us at 855-434-9397 to start planning your vacation!  You can also request a quote online!

*Valid Theme Park admission required. FastPass+ attractions and entertainment experiences, the number of selections you can make and available arrival windows are limited. Certain features and benefits require online registration. 

Menu Items at Satu’li Canteen at Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

March 20, 2017

 

With an entire new land taking shape to open on May 27, 2017, Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park will transport you to the visually stunning land of floating mountains and bioluminescent plants. And of course there’s a culinary chapter to the story of the Na’vi.

You can enjoy creative, flavorful dishes based on the healthful bounty of Pandora, with wholesome grains, fresh vegetables and hearty proteins at Satu’li Canteen, where an on-stage grill is a prominent feature in the colorful dining room.

The Satu’li Canteen was once the main mess hall of the Resources Development Administration (RDA) base located in the Valley of Mo’ara. Now the canteen is owned and operated by Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) tour company and has been redesigned into a beautiful museum-like dining room.

The interior has been transformed with colorful Na’vi items filling the walls and hanging from the ceiling — hand-woven tapestries, natural Pandoran elements and even cooking tools decorate the restaurant.

In this fast-casual restaurant, you can find familiar dishes with a twist, including bowls that allow diners to customize their lunch or dinner. Diners start with a base of quinoa and vegetable salad; red and sweet potato hash; mixed whole-grain and rice or romaine and kale salad. Next is either with wood-grilled chicken, slow-roasted beef, sustainable fish or chili-spiced fried tofu. And the bowl is finished with charred onion chimichurri, black bean vinaigrette or creamy herb dressing.

The menu also offers steamed “pods” – bao buns with either cheeseburger or vegetable curry and served with root vegetable chips and crunchy vegetable slaw.

For little ones, there’s an option of grilled chicken or beef, fish or tofu with greens or rice; a hot dog wrapped in Parker House dough; cheese quesadilla, or a steamed “pod” (cheeseburger bao bun).

The fast-casual restaurant will also be the first to offer Mobile Order, a new convenient option to order and pay for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience app, allowing you to bypass the queue to order when you arrive at the restaurant. Using the app, you can select menu items, customize your order and pre-pay for your meal. When you arrive at the restaurant you will tap an “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, you will be alerted through the app to pick up your meal at a designated window. Additional fast-casual and quick-service restaurants will begin to offer Mobile Order later this year.

Disney Dining Plan will be accepted at Satu’li Canteen but, at this time, Mobile Order will only accept credit cards.

 

Book your next Walt Disney World Vacation today!

Call us at 855-434-9397

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The final performance of La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil at Disney Springs

March 4, 2017

LaNouba

 

Yet another long-time Walt Disney World entertainment staple is coming to an end.

With over 8,500 performances to date, La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil® has been a Disney Springs™ staple for nearly twenty years. Since its inception in late 1998, the show has welcomed many new acts; the most recent additions include a duo of comedic clowns followed by a troupe of world-famous break dancers and a real-life couple skilled in the rarely-seen art of aerial bamboo. La Nouba has been seen by over 10 million Walt Disney World® Resort guests and will continue to dazzle audiences with its breathtaking blend of daring acrobatics and dazzling choreography through 2017, with a final performance scheduled to take place on December 31, 2017.

With ten months to take in a show, you still have plenty of time to be mesmerized by the artistry of the talented La Nouba team.  Call us at 855-434-9397 to book your Walt Disney World Vacation and see La Nouba before it is gone!

 

Goodbye Wishes, Hello “Happily Ever After!”

March 1, 2017

Happily Ever After fireworks

 

All good things must come to an end, and it looks like the Wishes nighttime spectacular is doing just that.  “Happily Ever After,” a new nighttime spectacular that will combine the magic of Disney storytelling, beloved Disney characters, fireworks and so much more, will debut at Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort on May 12, 2017.  Personally, I’m sad to see Wishes go away, but I’m very excited to see how Disney uses the projections in combination with pyrotechnics in the new show.  If they are taking pointers from what they did with “Disneyland Forever” for Disneyland’s Diamond Celebrations, this new show could blow Wishes out of the water.  (Just like Disneyland Forever did, in my opinion.)

The spectacular will inspire you to seek out and find your own “Happily Ever After” by showcasing some of the greatest adventures Disney characters have taken to achieve their dreams. The show will feature the latest fireworks and pyrotechnics and original animation, plus a heart-tugging original score. And thanks to the inclusion of state-of-the-art projection mapping technology, more Disney characters than ever before will be featured in the show, including moments from “Moana,” “Brave,” “Big Hero 6,” “Zootopia,” “The Princess & The Frog,” “Aladdin” and many others.

The Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace will continue to offer up a scrumptious way to view the nighttime fun as “Happily Ever After” makes its debut.

Get a closer look at this new show in the video below!

 

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

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