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Walt Disney World®

Feast On A Delicious Offer AT Walt Disney World Resort!

 

Your Family can get a FREE dining plan when they purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day Magic Your Way package that includes a room at a select Walt Disney World® Resort hotel and ticket with a Park Hopper® or Park Hopper Plus Option Aug. 21-Sept. 30, Nov. 14-20, Nov. 25-27, Dec. 8-23, 2017 when they book April 24-July 7, 2017.

 

With this offer, you can enjoy distinctive Disney Resort Guest benefits and amenities – including early access to Disney FastPass+ planning, Extra Magic Hours, complimentary Resort transportation, standard parking and entertaining amenities!

When you and your family stay at a select Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort, they get the Disney Dining Plan with a variety of delicious dining options! When you stay at a select Disney Value Resort or Disney Moderate Resort, they get the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan that allows them to enjoy a quick bite!

 

Plus, your family can uncover a magical mix of new and unforgettable experiences, including Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

 

Booking Window: April 24-July 7, 2017

Travel Window: Aug. 21-Sept. 30, Nov. 14-20, Nov. 25-27, Dec. 8-23, 2017

 

*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Tickets and options must be used within 14 days of first use. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Ask about packages of other lengths of stay. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort-The Little Mermaid standard rooms. Dining plan excludes gratuities and alcoholic beverages. Children ages 3-9 must order from children’s menu, if available. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase. Walt Disney Travel Company CST# 1022229-50

SAVE UP TO 25%* ON ROOMS AT SELECT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT HOTELS

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

Plus, your Clients 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.

Booking Window: March 27-July 14, 2017

Travel Window: May 28-Aug. 31, 2017

*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.

FLORIDA RESIDENTS CAN ENJOY AN ENCHANTING STAYCATION THIS SPRING

Florida residents can enjoy rates as low as $92 per night, plus tax at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights from Apr. 23 – May 25, 2017. Additional great rates available for stays most nights Apr. 9 – 22 and May 26 – Jun. 5, 2017.

Booking Window: Jan. 31 – Jun. 4, 2017

Travel Window: Most nights Apr. 9 – Jun. 5, 2017

Length of Stay Requirements:

Minimum – 1 night

Maximum – 14 nights

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Additional per adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotions. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard View Room, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter, the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Proof of Florida residency required at check-in.

SUMMER VACATION PACKAGE

Dive into summer magic with a fun-filled family room and ticket package. With this offer, your Clients can enjoy a package that includes a 4-night stay in a standard room at a select Disney’s All-Star Resort and 4-day Magic Your Way base tickets for as low as $1,962. Sample package price is valid for a family of 4 for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights from June 11 through August 31, 2017.

It’s the perfect time for your Clients to explore all there is to see and do across all 4 theme parks—and be among the first to visit Pandora – The World of AVATAR, a jaw-dropping new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

Booking window: March 27, 2017 – July 14, 2017 

Travel window: May 28 – August 31, 2017

*Price based on 2 adults, 1 junior (ages 10-17) and 1 child (ages 3-9). The number of packages available at this rate is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price of the same package. Tickets are valid for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required.

SOAK UP THE FUN & SUN AND SAVE UP TO 25% ON ROOMS AT SELECT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT HOTELS!

When your Clients stay at a Walt Disney World® Resort hotel, they’re always in the middle of the magic. And with this great travel offer, it’s even easier to bask in the enchantment! Your Clients can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights Feb. 20-June 10, 2017.

Plus, your Clients can get one more day added to their ticket when they upgrade to a Magic Your Way® room and ticket package with a minimum 4-day Ticket.

Book by Feb. 26, 2017 for stays most nights Feb. 20-June 10, 2017

Book by March 30, 2017 for stays most nights April 9-June 10, 2017

*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 campsites, 3-bedroom villas and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort-The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. 25% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available for other Resorts.

KID-SIZE SUMMER VACATION PACKAGE

Your Clients can explore a package that includes a 3-night stay in a standard room at a select Disney’s All-Star Resort and 2-day Magic Your Way base tickets for as low as $993*. Sample package price is valid for a family of 3 for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights from June 11 through August 31, 2017, when you book from now through July 14, 2017.

With this offer, your Client can soak up delightful Disney Junior fun—and discover plenty of places to play.

Booking window: March 27, 2017 – July 14, 2017 

Travel window: May 28 – August 31, 2017

*Price based on 2 adults and 1 child (ages 3-9). The number of packages available at this rate is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price of the same package. Tickets are valid for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required.

FUN & SUN PACKAGE

Your Clients can delight in a package that includes a 4-night stay in a standard room at a select Disney’s All-Star Resort and 5-day Magic Your Way theme park tickets—just $1,929 for a family 4.

Book through February 26, 2017 for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights from February 20 through April 6, April 23 through May 25 and May 29 through June 8, 2017. Planning a longer stay or have more people in your party? Ask about availability for packages that can accommodate other lengths of stay and party sizes.

Book by Feb. 26, 2017 for stays most nights Feb. 20-June 10, 2017

Book by March 30, 2017 for stays most nights April 9-June 10, 2017

* Sample package price based on 2 adults, 1 junior (ages 10-17) and 1 child (ages 3 to 9) for a 4-night room and 5-day Magic Your Way ticket package. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Tickets are valid for one theme park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. All Guests in the same room must be on the same package.

START A NEW CELEBRATION WITH A KINDERMOON PACKAGE

We’ve all heard of honeymoons and babymoons. But now we’d like to introduce you to the “Kindermoon”—a family getaway to Walt Disney World® Resort during that precious time right before your little one becomes a “big kid” and goes off to kindergarten.

With this offer, your Clients can enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard room at a Disney’s All-Star Resort and 2-day Magic Your Way base tickets for as low as $987*. Sample package price is valid for a family of 3 for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights from February 26 through March 9, and from April 23 through May 25, 2017.

Plus, your Client will receive 2 FastPass+ vouchers** with this package in addition to the standard FastPass+ selection allotment. The FastPass+ vouchers can be used at the following preschool-friendly attractions (valid park admission required):

1 voucher valid at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® for Disney Junior – Live on Stage!

1 voucher valid at Magic Kingdom® Park for your choice of one of the following attractions: Dumbo the Flying Elephant®, Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor® or Mickey’s PhilharMagic®

The same FastPass+ vouchers are also included in Walt Disney Travel Company packages at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel with a minimum 2-day Magic Your Way ticket for stays 2/20-6/10/17. Check for availability and prices. Book by 3/30/17.

Book by Feb. 26, 2017 for stays most nights Feb. 20-June 10, 2017

Book by March 30, 2017 for stays most nights April 9-June 10, 2017

*Price based on 2 adults and 1 child (ages 3-9) in a standard room. The number of packages available at this rate is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price of the same package. Tickets are valid for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.

**The FastPass+ vouchers are provided in addition to the FastPass+ entitlements that are included with theme park admission. The vouchers can be redeemed at the entrance to the experience. Advance planning is not required for the vouchers. One (1) FastPass+ voucher valid at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Disney Junior-Live on Stage!. One (1) FastPass+ voucher valid at Magic Kingdom Park for your choice of one of the following experiences: Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Under the Sea~Journey of the Little Mermaid, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor or Mickey’s PhilharMagic. Each FastPass+ voucher is valid for up to five (5) guests at any one FastPass+ experience. FastPass+ vouchers expire on 6/17/17.

DISCOVER ENDLESS MAGIC AT ALL FOUR WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT THEME PARKS THIS SUMMER WITH THE 4 PARK MAGIC TICKET

This summer, the 4 Park Magic Ticket is a great way to experience all that’s new in each Walt Disney World® Theme Park. This value-packed, limited-time ticket is only $79 per day and gives your Clients one admission to each of the four theme parks on four separate days starting April 30 through September 30, 2017.

Important Details:

The 4 Park Magic Ticket is valid for a total of four admissions to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and can be used to enter each Theme Park only once.

Tickets are valid for one day of admission to Magic Kingdom® Park, one day of admission to Epcot®, one day of admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and one day of admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® on four separate days and may not be used to enter the same Park more than once.

This special ticket is the perfect way for your Clients staying nearby at Walt Disney World Area Hotels to experience all of this magic and more at each of the theme parks, but it won’t be available for long. Your Clients can purchase the 4 Park Magic Ticket March 22 – July 30, 2017*. Tickets must be used within 14 days of first use or by September 30, 2017.

Booking Window: March 22 – July 30, 2017

Valid Travel Dates: April 30 – September 30, 2017

*The 4 Park Magic Ticket is valid for a total of four admissions to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and can be used to enter each Theme Park only once. Tickets are valid for one day of admission to Magic Kingdom Park, one day of admission to Epcot, one day of admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and one day of admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on four separate days and may not be used to enter the same Park more than once. Ticket valid for purchase 3/22 – 7/30/17. Tickets must be used within 14 days of first use or by 9/30/17. Tickets are nonrefundable, nontransferable and exclude activities/events separately priced.

FLORIDA RESIDENTS: ENJOY 3 DAYS OF THEME PARK FUN FOR $139 PLUS TAX

There is a world like no other world…full of new adventures and beloved classics. And now for a limited time, Florida Residents can experience endless magic in a Walt Disney World® Theme Park for 3 days with the Discover Disney Ticket—just $139, plus tax! Visit one Theme Park per day from January 4 through June 9, 2017. Why wait? Discover just how endless the magic can be.

Details: Enjoy 3 days at a Walt Disney World theme park for $139 per person, plus tax with a Florida Resident Discover Disney Ticket—and add a 4th day for just $20 more per person, plus tax. Tickets may be used on non-consecutive days. Tickets are not valid for visits to more than one Theme Park on the same day.

Booking Information: This ticket is available for purchase through the “Quote or Book” module. Select “Tickets Only” then “Walt Disney World Resort.”

Eligibility Restrictions: The Discover Disney Ticket is for Florida residents only. All adults who will use Florida resident tickets will need to show proof of Florida residency at a theme park ticket window, or at any Guest Relations location, prior to first use.

Booking Window: Jan. 4, 2017 – June 5, 2017

Valid Admission Dates: Jan. 4, 2017 – June 9, 2017. Not valid May 27 – June 9, 2017 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

Ticket valid 1/4 – 6/9/17. Not valid 5/27 – 6/9/17 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. One Theme Park per day. Proof of Florida residency required. Ticket is nontransferable and excludes activities/events separately priced. Must be purchased by 6/5/17.

Room and Ticket Packages:

Add a room to create a room and ticket vacation package!

Florida Residents – experience must-do attractions and entertainment and stay in the middle of the magic at a select Walt Disney World hotel OR nearby at a select Walt Disney World Area hotel.

Package Information:

Accommodations available at:

Select Disney Resort hotels

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

Disney Springs™ Resort Area Hotels

Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotels

3-Day and 4-Day Discover Disney Tickets for Florida Residents available with the option to upgrade to include Park Hopper® or Park Hopper® Plus Options

Important Details:

The 3-Day and 4-Day Discover Disney Tickets are not valid for visits to more than one theme park on the same day; Valid admission February 10 – June 9, 2017. Not valid May 27 – June 9, 2017 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

The Discover Disney Ticket is for Florida Residents only. All adults who will use Florida resident tickets will need to show proof of Florida residency at a theme park ticket window, or at any Guest Relations location, prior to first use. Tickets cannot be purchased for non-Florida resident friends and family.

Tickets and options are only valid during regularly scheduled operating hours and exclude activities/events priced separately.

Tickets may be used on non-consecutive days. Everyone in the room must be on the same package and ticket options.

Package and package components are nontransferable.

Booking and Travel Windows:

Booking Window: February 6 – June 2, 2017

Travel Window: February 10 – June 5, 2017

FLORIDA RESIDENTS ENJOY GREAT RATES AT SELECT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT HOTELS IN EARLY 2017

Florida residents can enjoy rates as low as $75 per night, plus tax at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights from Jan. 2-4, Jan.8-12, Jan. 16-Feb. 15, 2017. Additional great rates available for stays most nights Jan. 1-Apr. 8, 2017.

Booking Window: Dec. 6, 2016 – April 7, 2017

Travel Window: Most nights Jan. 1 – April 8, 2017

Length of Stay Requirements:

Minimum – 1 night

Maximum – 14 nights

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price a non-Florida Resident pays for the same room. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Additional per adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotions. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes 3-bedroom villas, campsites, and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard View Room and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Proof of Florida residency required at Resort hotel check-in.

Disneyland®

STAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MAGIC THIS SPRING AND ENJOY SPECIAL SAVINGS!

Your Clients can stay in the middle of the magic and save up to 20% on premium rooms at select stays at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa or Disneyland® Hotel from April 23-June 15, 2017 on select Sunday-Thursday nights when they book through May 25, 2017.

Booking Window: March 27 – May 25, 2017

Travel Window: April 23 – June 15, 2017

*Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights. Valid for travel between 4/23/17 to 6/15/17. Book from 3/27/17 through 5/25/17, with travel completed by 6/16/17. Savings on premium rooms are available on Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms. Offer excludes select Concierge rooms and suites, except Artisan and Regal suites. Ask about savings on other room types. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and five (5) people maximum per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate Theme Park admission required to enjoy the Parks.

Aulani Resort®

SAVE UP TO 30% ON SELECT STAYS AT AULANI, A DISNEY RESORT & SPA

Welcome to a whole new world of family fun and relaxation at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai’i. Voted Best Family Travel Resort – Hawai’i by Travel + Leisure readers in 2015. There’s so much included with your clients’ stay like the refreshing fun of swimming in the many pools, relaxing their mind and body in the sunset-facing whirlpool spas, gently floating around Waikolohe Valley in the lazy river, taking in the world-class entertainment, the “keiki” playing at the one-of-a-kind supervised kids’ club and so much more.

And even though it’s cold now, it’s the perfect time to make your clients’ spring vacation plans with this incredible offer. They can save up to 30%* on select stays at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa when they book through April 4, 2017 for consecutive stays most nights April 13 through June 12, 2017.

*Savings based on the non-discounted rate for the same room. The number of rooms allocated for this offer may be limited. Limit 2 rooms per reservation. Excludes suites and 3-bedroom Grand Villas. Additional charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Advance reservations required.

FOR A LIMITED TIME, SAVE ON TRANSPORTATION AT AULANI

For a limited time, your Clients can receive free round-trip transportation from the airport to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, plus a free 1-day mid-size Alamo car rental, when they book their stay of 4 consecutive nights or longer at Aulani through Walt Disney Travel Company.

This special offer is available for select stays April 13, 2017 – June 12, 2017.

Important Details:

To receive the free transportation, all nights must be consecutive.

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited and room availability may vary by dates of stay.

Not valid in combination with any other structural discount rates.

Offer excludes suites and 3-Bedroom Grand Villas.

Additional per adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room.

Offer applied once per reservation.

Advance reservations required.

Limit 2 rooms per reservation.

Standard change/cancel policies apply.

Airport transportation is a shared shuttle service operated by SpeediShuttle.

All Guests traveling on reservation must be booked on shared shuttle to receive offer.

Airport shuttle can be booked for one-way or round-trip service.

Guests may book shared shuttle alone and decline car rental.

Car rental pick-up/drop-off at Aulani rental desk only.

Guest can decline free car rental.

Any Aulani parking fee accrued is charged at check-out.

Should Guest book additional days, 1-day free will be deducted from rate.

Guest may book 1-day care rental and decline shared shuttle.

Subject to additional restrictions and change without notice.

ENJOY ONE CHARACTER BREAKFAST PER GUEST, PER STAY, AT THE MAKAHIKI BUFFET WHEN YOU BOOK NOW WITH YOUR DISNEY VISA CARD.*

Enjoy one Character breakfast per Guest, per stay, at the Makahiki buffet when you book now with your Disney Visa Card.*

Welcome to a whole new world of family fun and relaxation at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai’i, where you can save up to 30% on select stays this spring. Book your special offer through April 4, 2017 for consecutive stays most nights April 13 through June 12, 2017.*

*Savings based on the non-discounted rate for the same room. The number of rooms allocated for this offer may be limited. Character Breakfast includes one (1) full breakfast buffet plus one non-specialty beverage for each Guest (ages 3+) on the reservation. Meal entitlements may not be redeemed for cash in whole or in part, sold separately, transferred or refunded, and expire at 11:59 p.m. on package departure date. Disney Visa Cardmember must stay in the room. Must mention the offer when booking and use a valid Disney Visa Card to pay the deposit. Guests may visit Aulani.com or call (866) 309-2498 to make dining reservations up to 180 days prior to their visit, subject to availability. Limit 2 rooms per reservation. Excludes suites and 3-bedroom Grand Villas. Additional charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Advance reservations required.

Offer made by Disney. Chase Bank USA, N.A. and its affiliates are not affiliates of Disney and are not responsible for offer fulfillment.

For all inquiries regarding the Disney Rewards® Program, please visit DisneyRewards.com.

Disney Cruise Line®

U.S. MILITARY & FLORIDA RESIDENTS SAIL AND SAVE

U.S. Military Personnel and Florida Residents can experience a magical Disney cruise vacation for less on select dates. Cast off on an unforgettable adventure for the entire family and take advantage of special savings – available for a limited time only.

Military Rates 

Special Military rates are available to all active duty and retired U.S. military personnel (or their spouse*), including U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, U.S Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Department of Defense personnel. Active and retired members (or spouse) of the U.S. military must provide valid identification at time of check-in. This offer is limited to a maximum of 1 stateroom per military member (or spouse), per sailing. Activated members (or spouse) of the U.S. National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve must also show active duty orders (active duty papers must be dated as of January 1st of the previous year to qualify).

*Active duty or retired military personnel and 100% permanently disabled veterans do not have to travel as long as their spouse has a valid military ID.

Happenings

March 29, 2017

Pandora The World of Avatar – Opens May 27th
The world of Pandora is opening in Animal kingdom on May 27th, as the largest expansion in Animal Kingdom to date, Pandora will feature attractions like the Avatar Flight of Passage, the Na’vi River Journey, and a walk through the Valley of Mo’ara, alongside food options like the Satu’li Canteen, or the Pongu Pongu drink stand.
Join your fellow park guests on an unforgettable expedition to floating mountains, encounter winged mountain banshees and take a boat ride through an incredible bioluminescent forest.

‘When Pandora – The World of Avatar opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this May, guests will be able to explore a brand-new world unlike they’ve ever experienced before.
In the film AVATAR, the planet of Pandora featured an ecosystem all its own, with lush bioluminescent flora, precious fauna, and a culture of people who saw and respected the value of their precious planet. In order to create this new land for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the project team approached bringing Pandora to life as if they were building a real world – unlike one anyone had experienced before – based on the world in the film.
Our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering just shared this video, in which we learn how Imagineers and Animal Programs worked together to create a uniquely interactive ecosystem exclusively for Pandora – The World of Avatar. The park’s Animal Programs department, which includes conservation biologists and scientists, lent their expertise in order to help the land seem as authentically real as possible.*’
*Excerpt from Disney Parks Blog

 

May 24, 2016

Walt Disney World Resort Launches Summer Vacation Season with Magical Premieres in All Four Parks

An incredible lineup of new attractions and experiences open to guests starting this Memorial Day Weekend and kickoff summer vacation season with new magic across all four Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney Springs and beyond.
The fun heats up starting May 27 when new nighttime experiences awaken at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with stunning animation on the Tree of Life, new after dark adventures on favorite attractions such as Kilimanjaro Safaris, Expedition Everest, Kali River Rapids and more, as well as festive new nighttime entertainment across the park.
A day later on May 28, Disney’s hit live-action film The Jungle Book provides inspiration for a new nighttime show, The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic, that comes to life on Discovery River.
And starting June 17, guests can experience the enhanced Soarin’ Around the World attraction at Epcot; the star-studded new stage show “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” at Magic Kingdom Park; and the new “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Starting June 21, the all-new Frozen Ever After attraction and Royal Sommerhus, where Anna and Elsa will greet guests in authentically Norwegian-inspired settings, opens to guests at Epcot.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
For the first time in its 18-year history, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will debut new day-into-nighttime experiences that celebrate the magic of nature, starting May 27.
• The park’s iconic Tree of Life will awaken each night amid a lively celebration of Discovery Island music and dance. Through stunning visuals, animal spirits appear and enchanted fireflies reveal stories of wonder as the tree morphs to showcase the magic of nature.
• Kilimanjaro Safaris transitions to a new nighttime adventure in the extended orange glow of a setting sun. For the first time, hyenas and African wild dogs join the safari trail creature feature.
• Discovery River becomes the stage for music and pageantry in a limited-engagement show inspired by Disney’s hit live-action film The Jungle Book. Premiering May 28, The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic is a live show filled with music and special effects that celebrates the new film and the classic songs, now infused with an Indian influence.
• Hungry adventurers can have lunch or dinner at the new Tiffins signature restaurant on Discovery Island beginning May27. Guests seated in the restaurant’s travel-themed dining rooms or on the waterfront patio can sip libations and savor dishes featuring African, Asian and South American flavors.
• Across the park, guests can experience wondrous new nighttime experiences and entertainment celebrating marvels in nature and enjoy long-time favorites such as Expedition Everest, DINOSAUR, Kali River Rapids and more – in a whole new light.
Epcot
Anna, Elsa and other beloved characters from the blockbuster film, “Frozen,” will give the summer season a warm hug at Epcot beginning June 21. Meanwhile “Turtle Talk with Crush” makes fun waves and Soarin’ Around the World takes guests to new heights starting June 17.
• Anna, Elsa and their “Frozen” friends will welcome guests aboard the new Frozen Ever After boat ride that sails into a “Frozen” world at the Norway Pavilion starting June 21. Passengers on their way to Arendelle’s Winter in Summer Celebration for Queen Elsa visit the ice palace and hear beloved film tunes plus new lyrics by Oscar-winning “Let It Go” songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
• Also at the Norway Pavilion, Anna and Elsa will greet guests in the new Royal Sommerhus, modeled after a traditional Norwegian cabin.
• In Future World, guests will celebrate the U.S. debut of the expanded Soarin’ Around the World attraction at The Land Pavilion on June 17. Now with a third Epcot theater, plus new digital screens and projection systems, the enhanced attraction takes guests on an exhilarating “flight” above spectacular global landscapes and man-made wonders.
• Guests can now find new additions at “Turtle Talk with Crush” with characters from Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory”. When Crush the sea turtle swims up to the “Human Tank” at Epcot, he’ll be joined by Dory and some of her new friends that guests will get to know better when “Finding Dory” swims into theaters on June 17, 2016.
Magic Kingdom
Classic Disney characters will join contemporary animated film stars beginning June 17 in a new extravaganza on the grand Cinderella Castle stage, and Magic Kingdom guests can experience a new dining adventure.
• For the first time, Tiana of “Princess and the Frog,” and Rapunzel of “Tangled,” co-star with Anna and Elsa of “Frozen,” and a host of favorite Disney characters in the new Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire. Performed on the grandest stage in the kingdom, the star-studded tale of friendship presents Mickey Mouse and his troupe of Merry Makers – Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy – who invite 10 new friends from different animated worlds to join the celebration. This “timeless fairytale” of a show combines grand dance, fireworks and stunts with memorable music, an original song and special effects.
• Disney Parks will welcome Elena of Avalor, Disney’s first princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures. Elena of Avalor will appear at Walt Disney World Resort later this summer and at Disneyland Resort in the fall, following her television debut in a new animated series this summer on Disney Channel.
• Next door to the legendary Jungle Cruise, guests can enjoy the bold flavors of “World Famous Jungle Cuisine” served by the wisecracking crew of the new Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen. It’s the first Disney full-service restaurant themed after a specific park attraction.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
In the galactic wake of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, new Star-Wars-themed experiences shift into light speed.
• The next generation of Star Wars-themed fireworks shows, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular,” will premiere June 17 with new themed fireworks, lasers, special effects and video projections of iconic characters and scenes from the complete saga, all set to the unforgettable score of the film series.
• The live stage show “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away” debuted April 4, celebrating iconic moments from the Star Wars saga with live vignettes featuring popular characters such as BB-8, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and Darth Maul.
• First Order Stormtroopers led by Captain Phasma march from Star Wars Launch Bay to the park’s Center Stage, adding menace to the entertainment. Star Wars Launch Bay showcases large-scale artifacts and encounters with characters including Kylo Ren. The re-imagined Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple experience also features new characters. And at Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, guests buckle up for an enhanced high-speed journey with new Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters and a visit to Jakku.
Disney Springs and Water Parks Make a Splash
Inspired by Florida’s waterfront towns and natural beauty, Disney Springs is a charming district filled with unique retailers and restaurants from award-winning chefs. Throughout the summer, new stores and restaurants will open as Disney Springs more than doubles the number of retail, dining and other venues for guests.
• As Disney Springs continues to expand and diversify its dining, shopping and entertainment, more exciting high-profile tenants are coming onboard, including Anthropologie, Under Armour, kate spade new york, Sephora and Lucky Brand, among others. Other new shops opening in 2016 include Zara, Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer, UNIQLO and PANDORA.
• More than 30 new tenants will be coming to Disney Springs this summer, including retail shops and dining venues.
• Home to world-class dining, Disney Springs is shaping up to be a culinary dream. With its chic style and Pan-Asian flavors, Morimoto Asia offers just a taste of what’s to come as more new eateries are gearing up to open in the coming year, including Tablas Frontera by Chef Rick Bayless; Homecoming – Florida Kitchen and Shine Bar by Chef Art Smith; STK Orlando, a modern steakhouse with the ambience of a sleek lounge; Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a modern-day “pizza joint” with artisanal pies; and the reimagined, Planet Hollywood Observatory with new outdoor terrace and live entertainment.
• Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless and Chef Art Smith join master Chef Masaharu Morimoto in a growing collection of James Beard Award winning chefs at Disney Springs.
• At Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba,” the new B-Boys hip-hop, breakdancing threesome showcases a rare mix of rhythm, strength and “how-did-they-do-that?” moves. As part of the show’s ongoing evolution, the masterful Aerial Bamboo act joins recent additions of madcap clowns and a breathtaking rolla bolla juggling act.
Meanwhile, Disney’s Water Parks ramp up with playful spirits and summer fun faster than Olaf can beg for warm hugs.
• At Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Olaf from Disney’s animated hit “Frozen,” will be living his “In Summer” dream as he and Kristoff host The “Frozen Games” of friendly, fun competitions that begin May 27 and run through Aug. 21.
• Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park castaways can splash down on a sandy summer beach with a cold ale and savory snack after a wild slide on Crush ‘n’ Gusher water coaster.
Source: http://wdwnews.com

Mar 17, 2016

All new Night Experience At the Animal Kingdom Beginning April 22nd

The magic of nature after dark takes center stage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom when the all-new Rivers Of Light waterside show premieres April 22, Earth Day.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom transitions from a day-into-night theme park, glowing with new nighttime experiences and entertainment celebrating marvels of nature, epic storytelling, innovative effects, and a festive street party. All across the park, guests can experience long-time favorites such as Expedition Everest, DINOSAUR, and Kali River Rapids with more time to enjoy them into the night.

“Rivers of Light”

After the sun sets, guests will gather waterside for the majestic nighttime jewel, “Rivers of Light.” This illuminating musical experience celebrates the magic of animals and humans and the natural world with a blend of performers, floating lanterns and theatrical animal imagery.

Set on the Discovery River, guests will marvel as a timeless custom comes to life before their eyes in a stirring performance. The ceremony begins with the arrival of a pair of mystical hosts, two complimentary forces who come to the river bearing gifts of light.

The Tree of Life Awakens

Discovery Island will come alive each night with a celebration filled with music and dance. The theme park’s iconic Tree of Life will undergo “awakenings” throughout the evening as the animal spirits are brought to life by magical fireflies that open a window into the body of the tree, revealing colorful stories of wonder and enchantment.

Kilimanjaro Safaris after Dark

The popular Kilimanjaro Safaris daytime experience is artfully bathed in the look of sunset with special lighting allowing guests to explore and enjoy this attraction well into the night. During the expedition guests can now enjoy the wildlife at night, and may discover two new species: African wild dogs and hyenas.

Harambe Wildlife Parti/Discovery Island Carnivale

When the sun sets, the popular Village of Harambe becomes a hot spot with the new Harambe Wildlife Parti. Here, “party animals” can dance alongside local street musicians and entertainers, partake in exotic foods and libations and explore the diverse wares of village artisans and merchants.   The new Discovery Island Carnivale will captivate guests with lively music, spirited dance, vibrant costumes, and tasty culinary creations, spreading from one end of the island to the other.

Tiffins Signature Restaurant

In addition to the new entertainment offerings beginning this summer, guests will enjoy Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s newest eatery, Tiffins. Open for both lunch and dinner, this new signature dining experience will celebrate the art of traveling and include waterfront views from both indoor and outdoor seating areas.

Source: http://wdwnews.com

Jan 5, 2016

 New Star Wars-inspired entertainment has arrived at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Force is growing stronger at Walt Disney World Resort with the addition of new Star Wars-inspired entertainment now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The Star Wars themed entertainment includes new experiences as well as reimagined elements of popular Star Wars attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which began on Dec. 1 – just ahead of the Dec. 18 movie premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. These new experiences involve the creation of Star Wars Launch Bay, a central locale for fans to celebrate all things Star Wars; Star Wars: Path of the Jedi, a cinematic overview of the Star Wars saga; and cool, new enhancements for Star Tours – The Adventures Continue and Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple.

In 2016, new Star Wars-inspired food and beverage offerings will debut, plus a Star Wars-themed dessert party.

These new experiences celebrate the Star Wars saga at Walt Disney World Resort like never before, allowing guests, as well as Star Wars fans, the opportunity to transport themselves every day to a galaxy far, far away:

Star Wars Launch Bay
Located in Animation Courtyard, Star Wars Launch Bay is a primary location within the park for fans to celebrate all things Star Wars. In this multi-sensory space with an outdoor queue area lined with special concept artwork, guests can interact with beloved Star Wars characters, tour galleries featuring treasured memorabilia and replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts, including ones from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and play the latest Star Wars interactive video games, plus have access to special Star Wars merchandise.

Special Character Encounters
After entering a themed atrium complete with replicas of Star Wars props, guests can journey to the dark side and encounter Star Wars characters such as Darth Vader in a 360-degree immersive area themed around the Star Destroyer, or they may choose the light side by stepping into a makeshift Rebel base and coming face to face with Star Wars characters such as the most famous co-pilot in the galaxy, Chewbacca.

Launch Bay Theater 
Guests hear directly from the creative minds behind the Star Wars saga in a short video that includes exclusive interviews with the directors, writers, producers and other key movie crew members who bring the saga to life.

The Cantina
This setting, inspired by the unsavory “hives of scum and villainy” in the Star Wars galaxy, is a fun place to explore and take photos near elements of the cantina, such as a holochess table. Holochess is a game seen in Star Wars.

Star Wars Game Center
Guests can play current and upcoming video games, including new Disney Infinity 3.0 content created exclusively for this location.

Themed Galleries
Special immersive galleries will be located throughout Star Wars Launch Bay.
Celebration Gallery features iconic ships from throughout the Star Wars saga, such as memorable ones of the Rebel Alliance and the Imperial Navy fleet.
Celebration Hallway displays large-scale replicas of Star Wars props amid scenic murals.
Preview Gallery offers guests exclusive looks at replicas of props, artifacts and memorabilia from the latest movie in the saga, starting with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Among the items on display are costumes, ship models, droids and artwork.

Launch Bay Cargo
A unique shopping area where guests may bring home a variety of Star Wars merchandise, including original artwork and collector’s items.

Star Wars: Path of The Jedi
Guests looking to relive the stories from the Star Wars saga or be introduced to the iconic characters, including ones from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, can watch an abridged, cinematic reel celebrating the Star Wars saga (episodes I-VII) in a theater setting near Echo Lake.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
Fans of this popular attraction will experience journeys involving new characters and adventures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Based on the Star Wars films, Star Tours takes guests to multiple Star Wars destinations where they interact with characters from throughout the saga. With an eye-popping digital presentation leveraging Dolby 3D to deliver a vivid and realistic experience, a dramatic musical score and motion simulator-based technology, guests are immersed in the Star Wars galaxy like never before on a theme park attraction.

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
This popular entertainment offering has been reimagined with new characters and a new villain to battle from Star Wars Rebels. Younglings will be guided to the site of a secret and ancient Jedi temple where they will face villains such as Darth Vader and the Seventh Sister Inquisitor from the popular Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels, and discover if they have the makings of a true Jedi.

Stormtrooper Patrols
As guests enjoy the sights and attractions of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, they may come face to face with First Order Stormtroopers who will patrol various areas of the park, interacting with guests during their mission to find members of the Resistance.

“Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular’’
Starting Dec. 18, guests will be treated to a spectacular finish to their visit to the park involving a dazzling Star Wars-themed fireworks show set to memorable Star Wars music from throughout the saga.

Galactic Food
Guests also can experience Star Wars through their palates. Various novelty items and specialty foods inspired by a galaxy far, far away, such as Blue Milk Panna Cotta, Padawan Limeade, BB-8 Lemon and Butter Cream cupcake and a Han Solo Souvenir Kid’s Meal served in a Han Solo-themed bucket, are available at various locations inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests will soon be able to purchase admission to a dessert party during the fireworks show featuring themed desserts, specialty drinks and a souvenir Chewbacca stein.

The new Star Wars entertainment at Walt Disney World Resort along with new Star Wars elements that recently debuted at Disneyland Resort, further expand the Star Wars presence at both resorts ahead of the new Star Wars-themed lands coming to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort

– Source: wdwnews.com

New Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine at Hollywood & Vine Arrives Just in Time for Academy Awards Season

For guests dining at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can meet beloved Disney Jr. Characters during breakfast and lunch buffets while Minnie Mouse and friends host buffet dinner parties all year long. Reservations can be made in advance by calling your travel agent.
This all new character dining experience is hosted by Minnie and her pals and begins just in time for Academy Awards season.
Dinner guests will walk the red carpet and get ready for their close-up with some of the biggest stars of the silver screen. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy will all be there and dressed in their designer best. Mickey will greet guests and pose with them for photographs in the midst of the glitz and glamour before escorting them into the dinner party, where guests get the chance to meet Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy as they enjoy classic cuisine, themed to old Hollywood. This new party at Walt Disney World Resort is filled with dazzling décor, a sweeping musical score, award-winning food, activities and more.

Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine runs from Jan. 4 to March 20, 2016. Book with your Travel agent soon!!

– Source: wdwnews.com

Disneyland closes attractions to make way for Star Wars Land

This January, ten Disneyland attractions and restaurants are going to close, some permanently and some temporarily, to make way for the new Star Wars Land.

In Tomorrowland, the Space Mountain and Star Tours rides have been overhauled to include special effects from the recently released movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The Innovations building of Tomorrowland has been converted into the Star Wars Launch Bay, a hall where guests can play Star Wars video games, buy merchandise and meet costumed characters from the movie franchise. The Galactic Grill eatery now sells treats inspired by Star Wars characters.

The additional Star Wars features, part of an overall celebration called Season of the Force, launched Nov. 15. with no announced closing date.

Attractions on the Rivers of America~ Fantasmic, the Mark Twain Riverboat, the Sailing Ship Columbia, the Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, the Disneyland Railroad and the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes~ will be closing temporarily. The Big Thunder BBQ, Petting zoo, and The Big Thunder jamboree are closing permanently.

A completion date has not been announced for the “Star Wars” land, but industry experts predict that an opening date could be a year away.

Disney has not revealed what will be included in Star Wars Land in Disneyland. However, a re-creation of the Millennium Falcon, and an immersive attraction that will put visitors into “a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.” were mentioned at its unveiling.
Source: www.seattletimes.com

Sept 10, 2015

NEW “FROZEN”-INSPIRED STAGE MUSICAL COMING TO DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK

In summer 2016 at Disneyland® Resort, Frozen” comes to life in an all-new theatrical production at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure® Park. This new show will immerse you in the world of “Frozen” as never before, with elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects and surprising scenic transformations.

With a new show set to open at the Hyperion Theater, the award-winning “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” will prepare to take its final curtain call on Jan. 10, 2016.

MYSTICAL SPIRITS OF THE BLUE BAYOU – NEW PREMIUM DINING EXPERIENCE DURING MICKEY’S HALLOWEEN PARTY AT DISNEYLAND PARK

During this fall’s Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland® Resort, your Clients will be able to take part in a new premium dining experience – Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou.

The evening begins with an intimate, spooky dinner featuring a themed three-course menu. During dinner, Dr. Facilier, from the Disney animated film “The Princess and the Frog,” will conjure his friends from the other side, bringing them to life in Blue Bayou Restaurant for a wickedly good time.

After dinner, your family will receive a limited-edition custom lithograph featuring art from a Disney Animator. Finally, the Shadow Man bids his guests adieu as they are escorted to a special viewing area for the “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular

Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou will run from 7-9:45 p.m. during Mickey’s Halloween Party nights Sept. 25-Oct. 31, 2015. The cost is $150 per person for adults and children (ages 3-9). Tax and gratuity are included. Admission to Mickey’s Halloween Party is not included and must be purchased separately.

Aug 18, 2015

New Frozen Ever After, Royal Summerhus Details & Renderings Released

 Summerhaus    

New details were released at the D23 Expo on the Frozen Ever After attraction and neighboring Royal Summerhus that are currently being constructed at Epcot.

 Frozen Ride

The Frozen Ever After attraction will transport guests to Arendelle just in time for the “Winter in Summer” celebration. According to Portfolio Creative Executive Kathy Mangum, the attraction’s project team is currently partnering with many of the talented individuals at Walt Disney Animation who helped bring the original “Frozen” film to life, as well as award-winning composers Bobby and Kristen-Anderson Lopez.

“We’re also expanding the Norway pavilion with the addition of the Royal Summerhus – a charming cabin where guests will be able to meet Anna and Elsa,” Kathy said. “This cabin is based on an actual historic log cabin in Norway. In fact, in order to make sure we get the character and detailing right, we just sent our project team to Norway on a research trip to study the country and its cultural arts and crafts in person, just as the film team did.

“We’re confident that this attraction will bring more guests to the Norway pavilion and increase their interest and knowledge of Scandinavian culture, just as the World Showcase was intended to do.”

 

Source — http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/>

 

Add Some Fa La La to Your Holidays with a Sleigh Ride at Walt Disney World Resort

It may still be on the warm side in Central Florida, but it’s never too early to be thinking about the holidays! So when you make your seasonal to-do list, check it twice. And make sure a horse-drawn holiday sleigh ride at Disney’s Fort Wilderness & Campground is on it.

Sleigh-Ride

The sleighs—festively festooned with lights, garland and bows, and brimming with cheerful holiday music—take you on a 25-minute trek that glides you through the woodsy landscape and past the campsites of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground all decked out in their holiday finery. Well, you don’t exactly “glide,” as Jay Sanderson, Assistant Animal Operations Manager, Tri-Circle-D Ranch, explains. But that doesn’t make it any less magical.

“Our sleighs are different from our horse-drawn carriages. They are specifically designed to cut through the thick layers of ice and snow that hit Central Florida in December. Okay, scratch the ice and snow part. But they are indeed sleighs that are retrofitted with wheels for our guests’ and horses’ comfort and convenience.”

Brought to you by the same folks who provide the horse-drawn carriage rides the rest of the year, these memorable outings are perfect for a snuggle-up-close romantic rendezvous or an adventure for the whole family. Each sleigh fits four adults or two adults and three children. Larger parties can book more than one sleigh. This fun, distinctive experience replaces carriage rides at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground for the month of December.

You’ll be presented with a special limited-edition pin created specifically for this event at the conclusion of your ride. Then you can stroll through the barn to check out where the horses live and get up close and personal with these gentle giants that can weigh up to 2,000 pounds. Discover what they eat, how they travel from place to place throughout Walt Disney World Resort and other fun facts. Just keep in mind that the sleighs do go out in a light rain, but your ride may be canceled during inclement weather.

So why not make it a season of joy and memories with a horse-drawn holiday sleigh ride? These magical encounters tend to sell out quickly, so an early reservation is highly recommended.

Holiday sleigh rides run from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and are open to all (in other words, you don’t have to be a registered guest of a Disney Resort hotel), with no minimum age requirement.

 

Source — http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/>

 

Toy Story Land To Come To Life At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek just unveiled plans for Toy Story Land, to be built at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. The new land, inspired by the “Toy Story” film franchise, will allow guests to shrink to the size of a toy and explore the world of Andy’s backyard.

 Toy Story Land

According to Imagineer Kathy Mangum, Toy Story Land was inspired by the overwhelming guest response to Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort.

“As all of you know, here in Anaheim, we’ve been quite successful with taking immersive experiences to a whole new level as we did with Cars Land. In fact, one of our favorite stories from opening day is that we overheard a little boy asking his mom, ‘Is this where they filmed the Cars movie?’” Kathy said. “That’s exactly how we want people to feel – like they’ve stepped onto the set of their favorite film … like the quaint town of Radiator Springs or, in the case of ‘Toy Story,’ the wild and adventurous outdoors of Andy’s backyard.”

When Toy Story Land opens at the park, guests will be able to play with some of their favorite toys at two new attractions that will be unique to the Walt Disney World Resort, plus one expanded favorite:

 Slinky Coaster

  • Family-friendly roller coaster – Guests board Slinky Dog’s back for a thrilling toy-filled coaster adventure that’s ideal for the entire family.

  • Alien saucers attraction – The famous little green aliens from the movie will take guests around for a spin in their very own flying saucers – but beware The Claw!

  • Toy Story Mania! – This current guest-favorite attraction, which allows guests to take aim at 3D objects in into the Toy Story Midway Games Play Set, will expand with more midway track that takes you into the world under Andy’s bed where he’s built a carnival-style midway.

 

Source– http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog

 

Aug 16, 2015

Jungle Cruise Restaurant — Skipper Canteen — Officially Coming to Disney World!

Thanks to our friends at DisneyFoodBlog for breaking the news the Skipper Canteen is coming to Walt Disney World. “Here’s what we know: offering “World Famous Jungle Cuisine,” the Skipper Canteen will feature several different dining rooms such as a Crew Mess Hall, and even a “once-hidden secret meeting room” of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers.

The Skippers themselves will serve the meals, meaning the atmosphere will be fun, fun! More details to come as this new dining option is scheduled to open late 2015.

 

Aug 10, 2015

MINNIE’S HOLIDAY DINE AT HOLLYWOOD & VINE DINNER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

Your family can celebrate the holiday season with Minnie and her friends during a festive dinner at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine Dinner, which takes place select nights Nov.7, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016, features Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Daisy and Santa Goofy. (Characters are subject to change). With holiday-themed décor, food, music and activities this offering is the perfect spot for your Clients to deck the halls with family and friends.

Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine Dinner is $46.99 for adults and $27.99 for children and is included on the Disney Dining Plan as one table-service entitlement.

Your Clients can enjoy reserved seating at Fantasmic! when they book Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine as part of the Fantasmic! Dining Package. The cost for the Fantasmic! Dining Package is $52.99 for adults and $31.99 for children, plus tax and gratuity.

Reservations for Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine are now available

Please note Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine will still take place during breakfast and lunch at Hollywood & Vine.

Aug 6,2015

BREAKFAST AT BE OUR GUEST RESTAURANT IN MAGIC KINGDOM PARK

The Walt Disney World® Resort announced breakfast in Be Our Guest will be a permanent offering. 

The prix fixe French-inspired breakfast menu includes pastries, cured meats and cheeses, eggs Florentine, vegetable quiche, and more. Plus, your family can indulge in the Croissant Doughnut, a fried doughnut topped with banana caramel sauce, chocolate ganache and whipped cream. Younger Guests under age 10 can enjoy brioche French toast, scrambled eggs, fruit crepes, as well as cereal and oatmeal. 

Breakfast will be served 8-10 a.m. daily. Pricing will be $21.99 plus tax for adults, $13.99 plus tax for children ages 3-9 years. Reservations are now available for dates Oct. 4, 2015 and beyond via My Disney Experience, or by calling 407-WDW-DINE. Advance reservations are encouraged. The Disney Dining Plan will be accepted as a Quick Service Credit This is a unique quick-service dining experience – order from a touch-screen terminal and the and food magically appears at your table of choice. This is not a buffet dining experience.

Please note menu items, prices and hours are subject to change without notice.

July 21, 2015

NEW EXPERIENCES DURING THE 20TH EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL SEPT. 25-NOV. 16
Posted on July 17, 2015 by Disney Destinations

The Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival, celebrating it’s 20th year, returns to the Walt Disney World® Resort Sept. 25-Nov. 16, 2015 with more than 30 global marketplaces to explore.

For the first time ever, the festival is stretching into the park’s Future World with four new food and beverage marketplaces.

Along the walkway toward Future World West, your Family can enjoy the new Artistry of Wine & Cheese festival area, which will feature the Cheese Studio (offering a cheese sampler served on an artist’s palette to pair with wines) and the Wine Studio with premium wines on tap.

Near the Epcot Character Spot, your Family can discover the new Next Eats area, featuring the Sustainable Chew and Chew Lab marketplaces inspired by ABC’s Emmy-Award® winning lifestyle series “The Chew,” starring co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz. Sustainable Chew will offer three dishes, and Chew Lab will show off hot culinary tech trends like a Liquid Nitro Chocolate Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel.

While many festival events are included in regular theme park admission, including the new Back to Basics series, special book signings, Eat to the Beat concerts, cultural adventures, Marketplace Discover Passport, as well as attractions and park entertainment, your Family can also look forward to over-the-top premium events, including:

Rockin’ Burger Block Party – Your Clients can get a glimpse of the cast of ABC TV’s “The Chew” at this new premium event on Oct. 8 in World ShowPlace. They’ll enjoy specialty burgers and sliders inspired by top names in the music industry such as Dave Matthews and his Dreaming Tree Wines and Carlos Santana’s Casa Noble Tequila. (Two additional Burger Block Parties are set for Sept. 25 and Nov. 6.) This event includes VIP seating with a specialty cocktail toast, premium bar and more.
Yelloween Masquerade Party for the Senses – This first-time event on Oct. 31 will be one in a series of popular Party for the Senses premium events. Your Family can experience an elegant, dance-the-night-away, gourmet tasting party with Champagne, wine, craft beers and specialty cocktails paired with food.
Another Party for the Senses your Family won’t want to miss takes place Oct. 24, and features Disney chefs from the United States, Europe and Asia cooking their favorite cuisine that represents their cultures as well as the Disney Parks and Resorts they call home.
Additional Party for the Senses dates are Oct. 3, 10 and 17, and each evening starts with a reserved seat at the Eat to the Beat concert series at the America Gardens Theatre. Following the show, your Clients will head to World ShowPlace for a sensational evening with more than 50 tasting stations, and performances by Cirque du Soleil
What’s Cookin’ With …Your Clients can begin the morning with a delightful plated brunch and sparkling wine toast. Culinary celebs will demo a favorite dish and then sit down with the emcee to answer questions from the audience and share secrets of their successes. The brunch happens every Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. during the festival.
Guests include:

Sept. 27: Andrew Zimmern
Oct. 2: Amanda Freitag presented by Mylan
Oct. 4: Bryan Voltaggio
Oct.9: Jamie Deen
Oct.11: Carla Hall
Oct.16: Gale Gand
Oct. 18: Cat Cora
Oct.23: Allen Susser
Oct. 25: John Ash presented by Verlasso
Oct. 30: Robert Irvine
Nov. 1: Erika Davis
Nov. 6: Buddy Valastro
Nov. 8: David Guas
Nov. 13: Alex Guarnaschelli
Nov. 15: Sarah Fioroni
Others premium events include the Mexican Tequila Lunch, Japanese Craft Beer Tasting and the new French Family Meal Traditions.

Get ready to book reservations for these premium events for your Family when the phone lines open at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 30: 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378). And, while some favorites fill up fast, there are lots of new events to celebrate the festival’s 20 years at Walt Disney World® Resort. Some events can be booked at epcotfoodfestival.com: culinary demos, beverage seminars, mixology seminars, general admission for Party for the Senses and general admission for the Rockin’ Burger Block Party.

Please note these experiences are non-commissionable. Entertainment and Events are subject to change without notice.

August 13, 2014

MyMagic+ Update: New Disney Photopass Service Includes “Terror-Fying” Video

Beginning August 12, 2014, Guests with both a MagicBand and a linked Memory Maker entitlement who ride The Twighlight Zone Tower of Terror™ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® will find a video memento of their 13-story drop automatically associated to their My Disney Experience account.

The Attraction video will be available only to Guests who have purchased Memory Maker and have linked their Memory Maker entitlement and MagicBand to their My Disney Experience account.

Guests with a linked Memory Maker entitlement also will be able to view and download the videos of their linked Family & Friends and Managed Guests that also have MagicBands.

Get a glimpse of what your family will receive in this sample video!

July 31, 2014

2015 Disney Destination Package Pricing is Available!

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January 2, 2017

Darrel Richardson

As I was closing out the year, I couldn’t recall if I sent a thank you for all the work you put into arranging our Disney vacation.  Not to mention the surprise of a nice cooler and treats in our room. … Food was good and you did a great job of arranging character dining and other events. 

March 23, 2016

Leslie Raun

We had a great time at Disney. We really enjoyed all the parks and the hotel… everything went smoothly… We really enjoyed our character meals – it was a great way to meet them!
Thanks for all your help!

April 15, 2015

Kari & Tom Lipscomb

…our whole family wants to say a big THANK YOU for helping us with our amazing Disney trip!!  It could not have gone better!  … It was also the Flower and Garden festival at Epcot which was beautiful and had some extra food booths.  … thank you for taking care of so many details for us…we appreciate it all. (Chrissy Vorderbruggen)

 

April 4, 2015

Max and Cheryl Cowsert 

Oh my gosh, we can’t thank you enough! We had such an awesome trip. Initially we were getting quite concerned that we were too late with the scheduling. Then we called you, sat back and relaxed while you took care of everything! Even with the late start, we felt we experienced all the bells and whistles. Thank you. (Agent Shannon Green)

 

March 23, 2015

Shayna, Brian, Noah, and Emma Tipton  

Best vacation ever!!!  We had an absolute blast!! Everything was pretty smooth. …The Disney Dream was fantastic.  … Castaway Cay was perfect!!  We had a blast on both visits.  … Taking the back to back cruises was great & I would recommend that to anyone.  … I can’t begin to thank you enough for all of your help on our amazing vacation.  Definitely the best vacation we’ve ever had… Thank you, thank you, thank you!! (Agent Shannon Green)

 

March 18, 2015

Patrick Hart

… As a child and as an adult you start to formulate ideas of what this experience should be like…well, our experience was beyond our own expectations. … I would highly recommend Stephanie as well as Happily Ever After Travel to all my friends, family, and acquaintances.

Thank you very much for making our vacation one of the best ever! (Agent Stephanie Demiglio)        

 

February 25, 2015

Kathy Bush 

Wanted to let you know we had an absolutely WONDERFUL trip!  … Everyone is already talking about going again!   We appreciate all of your help, I don’t know how we could have done it without you.  … We will definitely pass your name along.(Agent Chrissy Vorderbruggen)

 

February 1, 2015 

Julianna Moorad

So far our trip has been AMAZING! Everything has been so easy and seamless. … Thanks again for making this not only an amazing 5th birthday for Owen, but also a great family vacation of fun! (Agent Chrissy Vorderbruggen)

 

January 26, 2015 

Cherrie Ellinwood  

Our vacation was FANTASTIC!!  We all had a great time!  Your planning and arrangements really made this vacation so much easier on me.  I really appreciate that!! …I will definitely be calling you for our next vacation!!  Thank you again for making our vacation so special!!(Agent Shannon Green)

August 2014

Stacey Gallas

“…Thank you for all of your help. I have already recommended you.” (Agent Shannon Green)

June 2014

Melissa Beaumont

“…just wanted to send you a quick message to say thanks…” (Agent Chrissy Vorderbruggen)

June 2014

Tracey Tevere

“Our Disney trip was awesome!! Thank you for all you did to make our dreams come true!! Many Thanks!” (Agent Chrissy Vorderbruggen)

May 2014

Joanna Meyer

“…I just want to thank you again for organizing and planning us such a wonderful Disney vacation. You certainly worked your magic for us!… We will definitely be going back to Disney in the future – hopefully soon! and you will be the first person I call. Thanks again for being our fairy Godmother… You truly made our trip magical.” (Agent April Mott)

May 2014

Shirley Chun

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful week for me and my family at Walt Disney World. As devoted Disneyland fans, we were not sure how much different WDW would be and I have to say the difference is you! …Since our trip was smack in the high tide of Spring Break, your planning made it so much enjoyable. …We had a magical time and our family continues to think fondly of our trip and especially, our Fairy Godmother, …you!” (Agent April Mott)

May 2014

Amy Williams

“Thank you for everything you have done for us in planning 3 absolutely perfect vacations! Memories we will have forever!… I LOVE that I’m able to refer you not as a travel agent, but also a friend.” (Agent Chrissy Vorderbruggen)

March 2014

Beverly Lyons

“Thank you again Shannon, you were GREAT and I will keep in touch!” (Agent Shannon Green)

February 2014

Walkingstick Family

“We will absolutely be using you again for our vacations. This was perfect. We cannot thank you enough for your help, your time… THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!” (Agent Shannon Green)

December 2013

Wendy Utterback

“…Thank you so much for your work on your vacation. We had a fabulous time… We’ll be in touch for our next vacation and just so you know… I’m giving your contact to as many people as I can.” (Agent Chrissy Vorderbruggen)

December 2013

Michelle Panneton

“Thanks so much for helping plan this trip. I don’t think any of us fully realized how magical it would be!” (Agent Shannon Green)