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Know Before You Go!

June 22, 2020

Know Before You Go!

 

As Walt Disney World prepares for a phased reopening, information is being continually updated based on guidance from health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies.  Here at MousePlanning, we have always been committed to making sure you have the most current and accurate information for planning a Walt Disney World Vacation.  Please contact your personal Disney Vacation Planner if you have any questions or concerns.

Attractions and Entertainment Details for Phased Reopening of Walt Disney World Theme Parks

June 20, 2020

 

As we look forward to the reopening of Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in July, we’re excited to share a few details about the attractions and entertainment guests will be able to experience when they return. Though these may look a little different than in the past, there will be plenty of magic for everyone to enjoy when Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park open on July 11, and EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios open on July 15.

 

 

Most attractions will be available at each park – for example, live your adventure at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with attractions like Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. At Magic Kingdom Park, classics such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean are waiting to welcome guests with thrilling adventures for the whole family. Time travelers, take note that the iconic Spaceship Earth attraction at EPCOT will also continue to be available in its current state while we pause on its planned refurbishment, along with other favorite attractions like Soarin’ Around the World, Frozen Ever After and Test Track presented by Chevrolet. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, the magic of nature awaits with Kilimanjaro Safaris, Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain and Avatar Flight of Passage.

 

If you are hoping to see some familiar friends or take in the tunes of treasured performers, you’re in luck! Our characters will appear in new and different ways that bring a smile to your face while also being mindful of physical distancing. From special cavalcades down the Magic Kingdom Park parade route and friends sailing the waterways of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, to processions along the World Showcase promenade at EPCOT and motorcades on Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Hollywood Boulevard, each area will come to life throughout the day. You never know when a party of your pals may come by, so be prepared for plenty of surprises!

 

For example, after rocketing through space in Tomorrowland guests might see that famous Space Ranger, Buzz Lightyear; or discover a captive Captain Jack Sparrow as they traverse the Castillo del Morro on their way to Pirates of the Caribbean. Guests could cross paths with Queen Anna and Elsa as they venture “into the unknown” on a journey around World Showcase at EPCOT or spy members of the Resistance hiding out from the First Order throughout Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu.

 

 

Looking beyond our beloved characters, several musical groups will also return. You can look forward to seeing Main Street Philharmonic at Magic Kingdom Park, plus the Mariachi Cobre and everyone’s favorite funky drumming crew the JAMMitors at EPCOT, just to name a few.

Reopening Disney Parks – Our Continued Focus on Health and Safety

June 18, 2020

A message from Dr. Pam Hymel, Disney Parks Chief Medical Officer

 

An Update on Disney Parks from Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pamela Hymel

As we continue with the phased reopening of Disney locations around the world, I wanted to update you on our plans and the principles that guide us as we welcome guests back to the magic.

Josh D’Amaro, our Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, said it best when he spoke about the trust you have in the Disney brand. As we prepare for the reopening of our destinations, this is a responsibility we take very seriously. We know what a privilege it is to continue to earn your trust every day.

Our domestic theme parks were among the first to close earlier this year and they will be among the last to reopen when guests return in July in California, pending state and local government approvals, and in Florida. Disney parks have always been places for families to gather, to celebrate important moments in their lives, and to make memories that will last a lifetime. This legacy of integrity, care, and community is what guides us as we prepare for the return of our cast members and guests.

What to Expect at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort
We’re taking a multi-pronged approach to our reopening, after considering the guidance of various governmental authorities and health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and recommendations from our team of health and safety experts. We’re also actively working with industry groups and research universities  to discuss best practices.

At both parks, this includes reducing capacity; temperature checks for guests prior to entering our theme parksincreasing cleaning and disinfecting, especially in high-traffic areas; adjusting experiences to accommodate physical distancingrequiring face coverings for guests 2 and older; and empowering our guests with options like contactless payments and easy access to handwashing and hand sanitizer locations.

Our deliberate and phased approach at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort emphasizes multiple layers of health and safety measures. And as always, our cast members are at the center of our approach. We’ve already adopted a number of important guidelines for cast members at work at the Walt Disney World Resort, such as increasing the frequency of cleaning in work areas, adjusting our work practices to promote physical distancing, requiring temperature checks and wearing face coverings. We are also working with our unions to responsibly and thoughtfully implement these health and safety guidelines at the Disneyland Resort. As reopening approaches, we’re providing our cast with additional training on both new measures and the continued importance of personal health best practices, such as handwashing, covering coughs and of course, staying home when ill.

Promote Safety Together
Many of the actions we all take in our daily lives to help reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 are designed to help protect not only ourselves, but others as well. For example, I wear a face covering in public spaces because it may help protect you, and in turn, you wear a face covering because it may help protect me.

When you wear a face covering during your visit, wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or even make the important decision to reschedule to another day if you’re not feeling well, you help make the experience safer for everyone.

This shared responsibility is an important strategy to help reduce the risk of infection. And so, when you join us for the first time after reopening, you will find not only enhanced health and safety measures, but also a special group of cast members that are trained to share information about our new policies. They will be available to explain our new procedures, answer questions guests may have, and encourage everyone to follow these measures so we can all have a safer visit to the parks.

We hope you’ll also be interested in our new Incredibles-themed health and safety campaign. This campaign spotlights healthy behaviors that can help everyone have a magical experience, featuring beloved characters from the Incredibles animated movies.

The Magic Returns
We are looking forward to celebrating the return of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort with our cast members, our guests and our communities next month.

As exciting as this moment is for all of us, we are still in the early days of our phased approach. We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments based on the guidance of local government and health authorities. And in the coming weeks, we will share additional details about the policies and procedures that our guests can expect when we reopen our domestic theme parks.

We will do some things differently when we return, but what has not changed is the special Disney magic that awaits you at each of our destinations around the world.

On behalf of the entire Disney family, be well and take care. We can’t wait to welcome you back very soon!

Dr. Pamela Hymel
Chief Medical Officer
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

Savor Your Summer with a Tasty Kid-Size Package

January 6, 2020

You can get a FREE dining plan for kids (ages 3 to 9) when you purchase a non-discounted 4-night/4-day package for you and your kid(s) that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel, theme park tickets and a dining plan. Valid for arrivals most nights from May 25 through August 28, 2020 when you book by February 26, 2020.

All 3 dining plans—Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, Disney Dining Plan and Disney Deluxe Dining Plan—are eligible with this offer, but everyone in your reservation must be on the same package.

For example, if you purchase a package with the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, your kid(s) (ages 3 to 9), who are on this same package, will get the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan for FREE.

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

 

 

Resort Category

Dining Plan

Select Disney Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels

FREE Dining Plan for Kids

Valid for arrivals most nights 5/25/20 – 8/28/20

  • 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 Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Select Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels

FREE Dining Plan for Kids

Valid for arrivals most nights 5/25/20 – 8/28/20

  • 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

Select Disney Moderate Resort Hotels

FREE Dining Plan for Kids

Valid for arrivals most nights 5/25/20 – 8/28/20

  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Select Disney Value Resort Hotels

FREE Dining Plan for Kids

Valid for arrivals most nights 5/25/20 – 8/28/20

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

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Theme park tickets valid for admission beginning on date of check-in and must be used within 7 days of check-in. Visit disneydestinationstickets.com/usage for more details.

 

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

 

Epcot Flower & Garden 2018

 

Important 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.

Bask in the Sun & Fun – Save Up to 25% on Rooms This Spring and Summer

January 6, 2020

You can make the most of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation when you stay in the magic with this great offer.

You can save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights April 1 through September 12, 2020 when you book by February 26, 2020.

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

This offer is valid for the Disney Resort hotels listed below. View the chart to explore savings within each Resort Category.

 

 

Resort Category

Resort Savings

Select Disney Deluxe Villas

Save up to 25%

For stays most nights 4/1/20 – 4/25/20 when you book 1/6/20 – 7/9/20

For stays most nights 4/26/20 – 7/9/20 when you book 1/6/20 – 7/9/20

For stays most nights 7/10/20 – 9/12/20 when you book 1/6/20 – 2/26/20

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
Disney’s Riviera Resort

20%

25%

25%

Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

20%

15%

15%

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Studios Only

10%

10%

10%

Select Disney Deluxe Resorts

Save up to 25%

For stays most nights 4/1/20 – 4/25/20 when you book 1/6/20 – 7/9/20

For stays most nights 4/26/20 – 7/9/20 when you book 1/6/20 – 7/9/20

For stays most nights 7/10/20 – 9/12/20 when you book 1/6/20 – 2/26/20

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

20%

25%

25%

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

20%

20%

20%

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

10%

10%

10%

Select Disney Moderate Resorts

Save up to 20%

For stays most nights 4/1/20 – 4/25/20 when you book 1/6/20 – 7/9/20

For stays most nights 4/26/20 – 7/9/20 when you book 1/6/20 – 7/9/20

For stays most nights 7/10/20 – 9/12/20 when you book 1/6/20 – 2/26/20

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

15%

20%

20%

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

10%

15%

15%

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

10%

10%

10%

Select Disney Value Resorts

Save up to 15%

For stays most nights 4/1/20 – 4/25/20 when you book 1/6/20 – 7/9/20

For stays most nights 4/26/20 – 7/9/20 when you book 1/6/20 – 7/9/20

For stays most nights 7/10/20 – 9/12/20 when you book 1/6/20 – 2/26/20

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Little Mermaid Standard Rooms
Disney’s Pop Century Resort

10%

15%

15%

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Suites

10%

20%

20%

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.

 

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

Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort

 

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

Free Dining at Walt Disney World in 2020!

January 2, 2020

 

Create the perfect recipe for a memorable escape at Walt Disney World Resort! With this offer, 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.

Book through January 16, 2020 for arrivals on specific nights:

 

  • June 27 or June 28, 2020
  • July 5 or July 6 or July 7, 2020
  • August 29 through September 8, 2020

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

 

Resort Category

Dining Plan

Select Disney Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels

FREE Disney Dining Plan

Valid for arrivals most nights 6/27/20 – 6/28/20, 7/5/20 – 7/7/20 and 8/29/20 – 9/8/20

  • 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 Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Select Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels

FREE Disney Dining Plan

Valid for arrivals most nights 6/27/20 – 6/28/20, 7/5/20 – 7/7/20 and 8/29/20 – 9/8/20

  • 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

Select Disney Moderate Resort Hotels

FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

Valid for arrivals most nights 6/27/20 – 6/28/20, 7/5/20 – 7/7/20 and 8/29/20 – 9/8/20

  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Select Disney Value Resort Hotels

FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

Valid for arrivals most nights 6/27/20 – 6/28/20, 7/5/20 – 7/7/20 and 8/29/20 – 9/8/20

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

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Theme park tickets valid for admission beginning on date of check-in and must be used within 9 days of check-in. Visit disneydestinationstickets.com/usage for more details. See Important Details.

Important Details

  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Advance reservations are 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.
  • 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.

 

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

 

 

Save Up to 25% on Rooms in Early 2020 at Walt Disney World Resort!

October 4, 2019

Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort

 

It’s a great time to stay in the middle of the magic.  From classic enchantment to amazing new adventures, there’s more to explore than ever before at The Most Magical Place on Earth — Walt Disney World Resort!

Right now, you can save up to 25% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.  For stays most nights 1/1 – 4/24/20 when you book through 1/1/20.  Plus, receive a $30 Disney Gift Card per person when you make it a package that includes a 6-day or longer Theme Park ticket.

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

This special offer is valid for the Disney Resort hotels listed below. View the chart to explore savings within each Resort Category.

 

Resort Category

Resort Savings

Select Disney Deluxe Villas

Save up to 25%

For stays most nights 1/1/20 – 3/8/20 and 3/29/20 – 4/25/20 when you book by 1/1/20

For stays most nights 3/9/20 – 3/28/20 when you book by 1/1/20

For stays most nights 1/2/20 – 4/25/20 when you book by 3/7/20

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Copper Creek Villas 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 Riviera Resort
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

25%

20%

20%

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Studios Only

10%

10%

10%

Select Disney Deluxe Resorts

Save up to 25%

For stays most nights 1/1/20 – 3/8/20 and 3/29/20 – 4/25/20 when you book by 1/1/20

For stays most nights 3/9/20 – 3/28/20 when you book by 1/1/20

For stays most nights 1/2/20 – 4/25/20 when you book by 3/7/20

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

25%

20%

20%

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

10%

10%

10%

Select Disney Moderate Resorts

Save up to 20%

For stays most nights 1/1/20 – 3/8/20 and 3/29/20 – 4/25/20 when you book by 1/1/20

For stays most nights 3/9/20 – 3/28/20 when you book by 1/1/20

For stays most nights 1/2/20 – 4/25/20 when you book by 3/7/20

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

20%

15%

15%

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

10%

10%

10%

Select Disney Value Resort Hotels

Save up to 15%

For stays most nights 1/1/20 – 3/8/20 and 3/29/20 – 4/25/20 when you book by 1/1/20

For stays most nights 3/9/20 – 3/28/20 when you book by 1/1/20

For stays most nights 1/2/20 – 4/25/20 when you book by 3/7/20

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%

10%

10%

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 below.

 

Disney World Spring Discounts 2015

 

Important Details About the Room Discount

  • 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.

Important Details About the Disney Gift Card

  • 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.

 

 

 

Details for the Historic Transformation of Epcot

August 25, 2019

 

Walt Disney once said Epcot® “would always be in a state of becoming” – it is a place that changes with the times. Over the next several years, the Walt Disney World® Resort theme park will live up to that promise in a whole new way as it continues the biggest transformation of any Disney park in history, bringing the next generation of immersive storytelling to life through a plethora of new attractions and experiences.

 

 

Sunday at D23 Expo 2019, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek, joined by Zach Riddley of Walt Disney Imagineering and other special guests, made several exciting announcements about the future of the park.

 

 

Epcot will be unified with four neighborhoods that each speak to important aspects of the world and its people: World Showcase, World Celebration, World Nature and World Discovery. These neighborhoods will be filled with new experiences rooted in authenticity and innovation that take you to new destinations, where the real is made fantastic in a celebration of curiosity, hands-on wonder and the magic of possibility.

 

 

World Showcase

  • World Showcase will continue to be a celebration of culture, cuisine, architecture and traditions – infused with new magic.

  • The United Kingdom pavilion will welcome the first attraction inspired by Mary Poppins. You will step in time down Cherry Tree Lane past Admiral Boom’s house, then enter Number 17, home of the Banks family, where the adventure will begin.
  • In 2020, following the limited-time run of “Epcot Forever,” the new “HarmonioUS” will debut as the largest nighttime spectacular ever created for a Disney park. It will celebrate how the music of Disney inspires people the world over, carrying you away harmoniously on a stream of familiar Disney tunes reinterpreted by a diverse group of artists from around the globe. “HarmonioUS” will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, lasers and more.
  • In summer 2020, the France pavilion will offer even more for you to discover, including the much-anticipated attraction Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, where you will shrink to the size of Chef Remy and race through Gusteau’s restaurant on a wild adventure. Summer 2020 will also see the debut of a delicious new restaurant in the France pavilion, La Crêperie de Paris, offering both table- and quick-service options featuring a menu from celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse.
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  • Also in the France pavilion, the classic Impressions de France film will be joined by the new “Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along,” debuting in January 2020 and directed by Don Hahn, producer of both the animated and live-action versions of this tale as old as time.
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  • “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360”will debut in January 2020 in the Canada pavilion with new scenes and a new story.
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  • In the China pavilion, “Wondrous China” will take you on a spectacular journey across the country, filmed and presented in a completely seamless 360-degree digital format.
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World Celebration

  • World Celebration will offer new experiences that connect us to one another and the world around us.
  • The iconic Spaceship Earth will remain a voyage through time as the journey transforms to reflect the power of storytelling to unite the human experience. New narration and an entirely new musical score will focus on the moments and ideas that define our story. You will follow a magical “story light” that brings the entire experience to life in dynamic ways, giving each scene energy and beauty that ties the entire journey together.

  • new pavilion will be the perfect place for live events, and the home base for Epcot’s signature festivals. It will provide a stunning elevated view of the entire park and an ideal spot to witness Epcot’s nighttime spectacular. This beautiful three-level structure will have one of the most remarkable architectural designs at any Disney park, featuring a plaza level, a middle expo level, and a park that sits in the sky on the top level.
  • Epcot’s entrance plaza will be transformed with new experiences that connect us with the world, welcoming you with a reimagined fountain, new pathways and sweeping green spaces that beautify the entryway. The design will pay homage to the origins of Epcot.

  • As you exit Spaceship Earth, you will discover a breathtaking new view of World Showcase from Dreamers Point. World Celebration will also feature a new statue celebrating the legacy of the original dreamer, Walt Disney, plus beautiful natural environments and global design elements filled with Disney magic and surprises, including a wishing tree in an enchanted forest and a story fountain celebrating the power and music of iconic Disney storytelling.

 

World Nature

  • World Nature is dedicated to understanding and preserving the beauty, awe and balance of the natural world. It will include The Land and The Seas with Nemo & Friends pavilions.
  • Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana” will be the first experience inspired by the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film. This lush exploration trail will invite you to meet and play with magical, living water. The water will have a life of its own – just like Moana’s friend, the ocean – and you will learn about the importance of the natural water cycle.
  • The Land pavilion’s new film, “Awesome Planet,” which showcases the beauty, diversity and dynamic story of the planet, will debut in January 2020.

 

World Discovery

  • In World Discovery, stories about science, technology and intergalactic adventure come to life.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be the first “other-world” showcase pavilion at Epcot. The adventure starts in the “Galaxarium,” a planetarium-like exhibition that explores the similarities and mysteries of the formation of Earth’s galaxy and Xandar. You will be invited to learn more about the treasures Xandar has to share – until the moment when the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive, and adventures across the cosmos ensue. The attraction will feature a new innovation from Walt Disney Imagineering – a storytelling coaster that rotates 360 degrees to focus your attention on the action, including the first reverse launch on a Disney coaster.
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  • An expansion of the Mission: SPACE pavilion, the new restaurant Space 220 will be a culinary experience featuring the celestial panorama of a space station, including daytime and nighttime views of Earth from 220 miles up. You will board a special elevator for a journey to a space station that is home to an incredible dining experience. Along the way, viewports will give you a real-time perspective as you travel high above the planet. Once they arrive, you will enjoy fantastic meals and drinks while taking in views that are truly out of this world. Opening this winter, Space 220 will be operated by the Patina Group.
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  • The PLAY! pavilion will open in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. In this digital metropolis, you will discover an interactive city bursting with games, activities and experiences that connect you with friends, family and beloved Disney characters – both real and virtual – like never before. As part of this new pavilion, you have the chance to help legendary fashion icon Edna Mode on her quest to rid the world of uninspired style, or make a splash competing in a water-balloon fight hosted by Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby.
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You will be able to visualize these exciting plans for Epcot when doors open Oct. 1, 2019, for Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience in the Odyssey Events Pavilion. Guests will discover engaging and interactive exhibits that showcase the relentless innovation, energy and excitement driving the park’s future throughout this unprecedented period of transformation.

 

Clearly … there’s a LOT happening at Epcot. Stay tuned for more updates during the park’s historic transformation!

Free Dining at Walt Disney World for Fall and the Holidays!

July 16, 2019

Free Dining

 

Discover all that’s festive and fun this fall and holiday season with a delicious offer at Walt Disney World Resort! 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 ticket with a Park Hopper Option.

Book through September 29, 2019 for arrivals most nights:

  • September 1 through September 18, 2019
  • November 17 through November 27, 2019
  • December 8 through December 23, 2019

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

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

 

Resort Category

Dining Plan

Select Disney Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels

FREE Disney Dining Plan

Valid for arrivals most nights 9/1 – 9/18/19, 11/17 – 11/27/19 and 12/8 – 12/23/19

  • 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 Riviera Resort (for stays starting December 16, 2019)
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Select Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels

FREE Disney Dining Plan

Valid for arrivals most nights 9/1 – 9/18/19, 11/17 – 11/27/19 and 12/8 – 12/23/19

  • 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

Select Disney Moderate Resort Hotels

FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

Valid for arrivals most nights 9/1 – 9/18/19, 11/17 – 11/27/19 and 12/8 – 12/23/19

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

Select Disney Value Resort Hotels

FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

Valid for arrivals most nights 9/1 – 9/18/19, 11/17 – 11/27/19 and 12/8 – 12/23/19

  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites only

Valid for arrivals most nights 11/17 – 11/27/19 and 12/8 – 12/23/19

  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort

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. 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.

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

New Holiday Fireworks Show Coming to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

June 6, 2019

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2019

 

This holiday season, the skies above Magic Kingdom® Park will sparkle to life like never before during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with the debut of an all-new fireworks show that can be enjoyed across the park!

 

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show, hosted by the one-and-only Minnie Mouse, will celebrate the magic of Christmas with medleys of beloved holiday songs, from “Joy to the World” and “Deck the Halls” to “Up on the House Top” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”  The holiday music will evoke heartfelt moments of home and family, as well as the festive fun of the season before an incredible finale you won’t want to miss.

 

You will be able to see the fireworks show during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights Nov. 8-Dec. 22, 2019.   And if you’re looking for an extra magical way to celebrate the brand new show in its first year, our fireworks dessert parties are the perfect option! You can add on this experience to enjoy treats, including chocolate-dipped strawberries, cupcakes, ice cream, seasonal fruits, cheeses and other festive favorites while taking advantage of dedicated, dazzling views of the show.

 

Along with the new show, each of this year’s 23 nights of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will feature performances of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime ParadeA Totally Tomorrowland Christmas and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show.  And during A Frozen Holiday Wish stage show, Queen Elsa will magically transform Cinderella Castle with glistening ice.

 

During Party nights, you can also experience select rides and attractions (including the “Jingle Cruise”), savor complimentary treats, discover event-exclusive merchandise, delight to a magical “snowfall” on Main Street, U.S.A., and more.

 

Tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are now available by calling 855-434-9397.  Here are this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dates:

 

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

 

Stay tuned for more information on the new fireworks show and special holiday experiences at the Walt Disney World® Resort.  To book your Walt Disney World Vacation, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online.