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My Disney Experience’s Mobile Order Feature Expands to 15 Locations

August 28, 2017

Now, it’s easier than ever to personalize your Walt Disney World® Resort experience through the My Disney Experience app. My Disney Experience continues to add new features – including the new Mobile Order and Online Mobile Check-in at Disney Resort hotels – while still helping you plan your vacation experience and make changes on the go through helpful tools like FastPass+, Disney PhotoPass and more.

 

With the great feedback from Guests about how easy and convenient it is to use Mobile Order, the Mobile Order service is now available at 15 locations throughout Walt Disney World theme parks and at Disney Springs®. The new service saves you time when ordering meals at quick-service restaurants by allowing you to order on demand, pay in advance and skip the line, and not have mealtime interfere with time spent enjoying all of the other attractions and experiences throughout the resort. Check our this video for a closer look.

 

To use Mobile Order, you can sign in to the My Disney Experience app and tap the “Order Food” button, which lists restaurants that offer the service. You can browse restaurant menus, select items, customize your order and prepay, all right through the app. Then, when you arrive at the restaurant, you simply tap “I’m Here, Prepare My Order” in the app, which notifies the kitchen to prepare your meal. When it’s ready, a notification will alert you to pick up their meal from the “Mobile Order Pick Up” area in the restaurant. Here are the 15 restaurants that currently offer Mobile Order:

Magic Kingdom® Park:
Columbia Harbour House
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe
Pinocchio Village Haus
Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant*

Epcot®:
Electric Umbrella
Liberty Inn

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®:
ABC Commissary
Backlot Express
PizzeRizzo

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park:
Flame Tree Barbecue
Pizzafari
Restaurantosaurus
Satu’li Canteen

Disney Springs®:
D-Luxe Burger

*Location operates seasonally.

The only form of payment currently accepted through Mobile Order is credit card, but Disney is working on adding more payment options soon. Anyone with special dietary restrictions, or those who want to use discounts or redeem dining plan entitlements must place their order with a cashier.

What’s the best news? Disney plans to continue expanding the service to even more locations across Walt Disney World Resort throughout the year.

 

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

or request a quote online!

 

 

 

 

More Details on Grand Avenue at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

August 21, 2017

Grand Arts Theatre at Disney's Hollywood Studios

 

As we’ve previously shared, two new lands – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land – are currently under construction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. But today we’re sharing a look at another area of the park that’s undergoing its own transformation.

 

Muppets Courtyard, along with a portion of the former Streets of America, is being re-imagined by Walt Disney Imagineering to become a new area called Grand Avenue. Inspired by the revitalization and the vibrant culture of present-day downtown Los Angeles, Grand Avenue is where vintage office buildings and warehouses are being converted to exciting new uses. You will soon see facades for “merchants” appearing in this area for a music shop, loft apartments, a tailor and more, with each window on the street featuring charming displays.

 

A highlight of Grand Avenue is sure to be BaseLine Tap House. This new corner pub will feature California beers and wines along with a selection of small bites.

 

The current Muppets Courtyard will become Grand Park, an urban square off Grand Avenue surrounded by shops and restaurants like PizzeRizzo and Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano. You can already see changes in the area, with the Muppets theater being renamed “Grand Arts Theatre” and boasting a brand-new marquee. But, not to worry – Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang continue to star in their hilarious and irreverent “Muppet*Vision 3D” show.

 

Grand Avenue will be opening to Guests this fall.

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

or request a quote online!

Mission: Space ‘Relaunches’ August 13th with Brand New Experiences

July 28, 2017

New Mission Space

 

Starting Aug. 13, 2017, Walt Disney World® Resort will relaunch Mission: SPACE with a brand new experience and an enhanced version of the “classic” attraction.

  • If you think you’ve got “the right stuff,” you can take on the Orange Mission for a truly intense experience that lets you feel the force of an actual space launch en route to Mars. On this mission, you’ll dodge meteoroids, slingshot around the moon and attempt a precision landing on the Red Planet’s alien surface. This “mission” has been enhanced with new, HD video to make it even clearer.
  • Or, you can embark on the more family-friendly Green Mission – a new mission that takes you on an exciting orbit around Earth. On this amazing new adventure, you’ll take in sites like the Hawaiian Islands, Italy’s “boot” and the Northern Lights—as seen from space, of course—before finally landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. No matter which mission you choose, it’ll be a journey that’s totally out of this world.

In addition to all the “mission” updates, the amazing people at Walt Disney Imagineering have also made this attraction MORE family-friendly. Younger astronauts can now ride – the height restriction will be changed for the Green Mission side with the addition of new X-2 booster seats allowing children 40-44” to ride.

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

or request a quote online!

New Baseline Tap House and Grand Avenue Area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

July 26, 2017

Baseline Tap House

 

Debuting this fall, the new Grand Avenue area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is being re-imagined by Walt Disney Imagineers to capture the spirit of present-day Downtown Los Angeles, showing vintage office buildings and warehouses representing the different vibrant districts and cultures of the city. One prominent hot spot to spring up is the Baseline Tap House, a cheerful corner pub specializing in beer and wines from California.

 

In a quaint brick building, Baseline Tap House celebrates the revitalization of Downtown Los Angeles by paying homage to the building’s former life as the Figueroa Printing Company, a mom-and-pop print house that had ties to the Disney studios in nearby Burbank. The space retains many of its cool architectural and mechanical details with exposed walls and old printing equipment and artifacts, blending the past and present in an inviting space. Outside is a charming tree-shaded terrace, perfect for a relaxing break in the day.

 

California craft ales, lagers and cider are the stars of the drink menu. California wines on tap along with specialty cocktails are not to be missed either. A gourmet non-alcoholic lemonade and soda on tap round out the drink selection.

 

You can even try one of the small bites, including a Bavarian pretzel with mustard and beer-cheese fondue, spiced almonds or a charcuterie board featuring California cheeses.

 

Baseline Tap House will open daily at 11 a.m. Stay tuned for more details!

Call 855-434-9397 to book your next Disney Vacation!

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Celebrating the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World Resort!

June 27, 2017

Walt Disney World 4th of July

 

Are you visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort over the 4th of July? Be sure you don’t miss the special entertainment planned throughout the parks for Independence Day! Here’s a quick look:

  • Magic Kingdom® Park – “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” rockets into the air above – and all around – the park. This special, fireworks spectacular will be presented two nights in a row, at 9 p.m. on both July 3 and 4. You can also rock out each night to DJ dance parties in Tomorrowland and Frontierland, each a great location from which to catch the fireworks!
  • Epcot® – On July 4, you can enjoy special evening concerts of great American songs by Voices of Liberty at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the America Gardens Theater. Throughout the day, you can also meet Mickey and the gang in patriotic attire outside The American Adventure, and at 9 p.m. that night “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” joins the celebration with the addition of a heart-pounding, all-American grand finale!
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios® – You can spend the Fourth celebrating some of the great icons of American popular culture at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, with “The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters” at 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m., the all-new “Disney Movie Magic” experience at 9 p.m. and “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” which takes to the skies at 9:30 p.m. with fireworks, lasers, projection effects and more!

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

or request a quote online!

Frozen Ever After Dessert Party at Epcot!

June 15, 2017

Frozen Ever After Dessert Party Graphic

 

Starting July 17, 2017 there will be a delicious new way to experience “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” at Epcot®. Reservations open today for the brand-new Frozen Ever After Dessert Party, the coolest dessert party with reserved seating to an amazing fireworks spectacular, delicious desserts and a special opportunity to enjoy the Frozen Ever After attraction!

The party, which takes place in World Showcase Plaza East, overlooking World Showcase Lagoon, will feature décor, drinks, desserts and snacks inspired by the beloved film, “Frozen.” You don’t have to worry about staking out the perfect spot to view the fireworks, because Frozen Ever After Dessert Party Guests will have reserved seating. Specialty cotton candy lemonade or “melted snow” and other non-alcoholic beverages will delight Guests of all ages. Adults 21 years and older can enjoy alcoholic beverages such as a piña colada, margarita or “Summertime Punch,” a refreshing blend of prickly pear syrup, vodka, lemonade and ginger ale.

Desserts and snacks will be served on three buffet stations, check out the menus below!

Hot & Cold 

  • Olaf’s Warm Double Chocolate S’mores Pudding Cake
  • Elsa’s Warm Cottage Pudding with Salted Caramel Glaze
  • Hand-dipped Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Small Bites 

  • Wandering Oaken’s Eclairons
  • Hans’ Key Lime Tarts with Red Glitter Glaze
  • Living Rock Crispy Bonbons
  • Anna’s Blue Velvet Cupcakes
  • Kristoff’s No Sugar Added Lemon Curd with Blueberry

Not So Sweet 

  • Sven’s Fresh Fruits & Berries
  • Grand Pabbie’s Winter-spiced Snack Mix
  • Duke of Weselton’s Cheese Fondue served with Country Bread Cubes, Broccoli, and Grilled Flatbread

After “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” Guests of the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party will be escorted to the Norway Pavilion for a special ride on the popular Frozen Ever After attraction.

The Frozen Ever After Dessert Party cost is $79 for Guests ages 10 and above, $47 for ages 3 to 9—tax and gratuity included. Reservations are now open for dates beginning July 17, 2017!

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

or request a quote online!

Frozen Ever After Dessert Party Illuminations

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!