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Celebrate the Holiday Season at Walt Disney World Resort!

September 16, 2017

Holidays at Disney's Hollywood Studios

 

The holiday season returns to the Walt Disney World® Resort on Nov. 9, 2017 with must-see new magic and beloved traditions. You will discover countless ways to make memories as you get wrapped up in everything from delightful décor and enchanting events to festive entertainment, sensational shopping and more.

 

This year, Holidays Around the World is transforming into the Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays. Starting earlier than ever on Nov. 19, 2017 the festival includes fifteen Holiday Marketplaces, a new scavenger hunt, fresh and returning entertainment celebrating the holidays of cultures across the globe and more. The beloved Candlelight Processional returns again this year Nov. 24 – Dec. 30, 2017 with new narrators like Matthew Bomer, CCH Pounder and Pat Sajak. Candlelight Dining packages are available again this year for those who wish to enjoy a delicious meal and priority seating at one of the shows.

 

Holidays at Magic Kingdom

 

You can get wrapped up in a Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® Nov. 9 – Dec. 31, 2017 with the return of the nighttime favorite Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! and new holiday happenings around the park. You can also catch the new Sunset Seasons Greetings where you can see Mickey, Minnie, Buzz, Woody, Olaf and more as they celebrate the season sharing stories, songs and holiday jubilee. Plus, there will be larger-than-life Christmas ornaments floating all along Echo Lake.

 

Don’t forget, you can revel in tasty treats, a holiday parade and fireworks, plus Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show at Magic Kingdom® Park during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.  (To purchase tickets, call 855-434-9397.)

 

During  the holidays at Disney Springs®, you can find everything you need to fill your wish lists (and tummy). It’s the perfect place to bask in the joy of the season and discover unique shopping, festive décor, live entertainment, and even a visit with Santa.

 

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

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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.

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

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2015 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

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!

 

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New Walt Disney World VIP Tour at the Magic Kingdom

February 6, 2017

Disney World VIP Tour

 

There’s a new Walt Disney World VIP Tour available — the Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour, a brand new tour designed to provide you with maximum fun while enjoying the quintessential Magic Kingdom® Park experiences and attractions.

The four-hour tour is led by Disney VIP Tour Guides who make navigating the park a breeze by providing you with the highest level of Disney’s world-renowned guest service while you enjoy many of the most beloved Magic Kingdom Park attractions carefree.

During the Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour, you will be able to experience up to 10 of the most beloved Magic Kingdom Park attractions, including everything from Adventureland must-dos Pirates of the Caribbean and the Jungle Cruise to Fantasyland favorites such as Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, “it’s a small world,” Peter Pan’s Flight, and more attractions throughout the park.

Plus, no Magic Kingdom Park would be complete without saying hello to the mouse that started it all. As part of your tour, you will also get to meet Mickey Mouse!

This tour is especially great for kids of all ages since the attractions visited do not have any height restrictions. If you are looking for the perfect introduction to the most Magical Place on Earth, or want to experience the classic Magic Kingdom attractions, this is the tour for you.

The Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour ($199 plus tax per person)* is offered Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and is subject to availability. Call 855-434-9397 to book this tour today. 

 

Cinderella Castle

 

*Magic Kingdom Park admission is required and is not included with the cost of the Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour, or any Walt Disney World VIP Tour.  Attractions included in the tour are subject to change.

 

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“Once Upon A Time” replaces “Celebrate the Magic” on November 4th!

October 26, 2016

once-upon-a-time

 

I always felt like Celebrate the Magic got the short end of the stick.  Most often stuck right in between a showing of the Main Street Electrical Parade and Wishes, it never garnered the attention I thought it should.  I really loved it, though.  And while I’m sad to see Celebrate the Magic go (especially the Wreck-It Ralph sequence), this new show looks to be amazing.

Here’s the official line:

Classic Disney fairy tales light up Cinderella Castle as the projection show “Once Upon a Time” debuts at Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort on Nov. 4, 2016.

This new show uses projection-mapping technology to produce a dazzling three-dimensional effect that fits every nook and contour of the Castle, from its base to the tips of its towers and turrets.

The result: Cinderella Castle opens like a storybook and becomes living art, the canvas for a kaleidoscopic and eye-filling feast of fantasy.

Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the timeless animated classic, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the new projection show is narrated by Mrs. Potts who shares “once upon a time” bedtime stories with Chip.

Projected scenes let you relive some of your favorite Disney moments. You’ll fly with Peter Pan high above the rooftops of London to Never Land, drop in on a whimsical tea party hosted by the Mad Hatter, and watch Winnie the Pooh rise to the top of the Castle while he hangs from a colorful balloon. And these are just some of the enchanting tales that come to life in “Once Upon a Time.”

The awe-inspiring show culminates with classic scenes from “Beauty and the Beast” – the Beast waltzing with his beloved Belle, his duel with Gaston, and finally his transformation back to the Prince. As Mrs. Potts and Chip conclude their bedtime story, the show moves to its grand finale including appearances by characters from some of Disney’s most beloved animated tales. Fireworks bursting above the Castle add to the magic.

“Once Upon a Time” takes its inspiration from a projection show that has thrilled guests at Tokyo Disney Resort since May 2014. The new show replaces the “Celebrate the Magic” Castle projection show that will end its four-year run on Nov. 3, 2016.

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

October 12, 2016

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

(Ryan Wendler, photographer)

 

With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s a great time to book Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets! This favorite Walt Disney World® Resort holiday tradition returns to the Magic Kingdom® Park for a festive 21 nights this year.

 

Mickey Mouse presides over the holiday festivities during this enchanting after-hours party that showcases special entertainment, including “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” and a holiday edition of the fireworks spectacular “Wishes,” as well as meet-and-greet opportunities with favorite Disney Characters in holiday attire.

 

Plus, “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration,” will make its debut for the 2016 holiday season. In this brand new stage show with a grammatically challenged title, Mickey and his pals invite some of their friends for an unforgettable Christmas party filled with music, dancing, color and fun. You can look forward to seeing Woody and Jessie from “Toy Story,” Fantasyland friends such as Peter Pan and Snow White and many more. Presented on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” features special effects, magical projections and festive holiday music.

 

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will take place on the following nights:

  • November – 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27 and 29
  • December – 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18 and 22

 

And, you can sweeten your night at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with a holly-jolly premium experience. The Wishes Fireworks Holiday Dessert Premium Package gives you the chance to soak up the enchanting sight of “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” from a special reserved location on Main Street, U.S.A.

 

After the parade, you will head to the Tomorrowland Terrace for a private dessert party where you’ll enjoy sweet treats and fantastic views of Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks. Each premium package costs $79 for adults and $47 for children ages 3-9 (tax not included). Please note a separate ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is required and is not included in the price of this package.

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

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

 

Last Chance to see Main Street Electrical Parade at Walt Disney World Resort before it ‘Glows Away’ Oct. 9

August 11, 2016

An enduring Disney Parks classic, the Main Street Electrical Parade, will take its shimmering farewell trip through Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort on Oct. 9, 2016.

 

Main Street Electrical Parade

 

Since making its Florida premiere in 1977, the parade has become one of the most beloved entertainment spectacles anywhere.  Watching the Main Street Electrical Parade has become a rite of passage with parents and grandparents eager to share the nostalgic experience with their children. You will have one more chance to see the parade and share this special memory, on select nights, before it before it departs.

This vibrant parade, a perennial favorite with Disney Guests, will next travel cross-country to Disneyland® Park in Anaheim, California, where it originally premiered in 1972.

Please note the Main Street Electrical Parade at Walt Disney World Resort will not appear during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party nights. Parade dates and times are available on the My Disney Experience app.

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate this beloved parade featuring cherished Disney Characters including Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and, of course, Mickey Mouse!  Contact us today to book a last-minute trip to see the Main Street Electrical Parade!

The Muppets in the Magic Kingdom!

July 30, 2016

Beginning this fall, you’ll be able to find the Muppets in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, where they’ll take part in an all-new live show, “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History.”

 

Muppets in the Magic Kingdom

(Chloe Rice, photographer)

Sam Eagle, the fiercely patriotic American eagle who is forever trying to set a high moral standard for the Muppets, will join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo and James Jefferson, town crier of Liberty Square, as they gather outside The Hall of Presidents to present historical tales in hysterical fashion as only they can. From the midnight ride of Paul Revere to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Muppets appear throughout the day to share with Guests, their own unique take on the founding fathers and the birth of the United States of America.

Featuring an original song and plenty of wacky Muppets humor, “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History” will make its debut in October 2016.

After initially wondering whether having the Muppets introduced into the normally serene atmosphere of Liberty Square was a good idea, I decided that it is actually a great idea!  I think a new and original show could introduce a lively element into the atmosphere.  I’m thinking something akin to the way Merlin appearing at the Sword in the Stone in Fantasyland used to liven up the atmosphere there a few times each day.  (You do remember when that used to happen, don’t you?)  Provided that the script and/or music is solid and well done (i.e., not a flimsy fluff piece), I believe there is great potential with this move.  I’m curious as to exactly how they’re going to pull this off.  Muppets in the upper windows, perhaps?

Are you ready to see the Muppets in the Magic Kingdom? Start planning your next Walt Disney World Vacation today with MousePlanning!

 

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2016 Dates Announced

April 8, 2016

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016 Dates

 

Mickey Mouse presides over the holiday festivities during this enchanting after-hours party that showcases special entertainment, including “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” and a holiday edition of the fireworks spectacular “Wishes,” as well as meet-and-greet opportunities with favorite Disney characters in holiday attire.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2016 dates are currently as follows:

  • November – 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27, 29

  • December – 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 22

Tickets for both Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will go on sale later this spring.