Summer of 2015 Walt Disney World events!

March 11, 2015 Cheryl 0
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There were two great announcements this morning from Walt Disney World!

24-Hour Summer Kick-Off Celebration

Kick off the Coolest Summer Ever with a 24-hour celebration, taking place at Magic Kingdom park! This event will take place from 6:00 AM on Friday, May 22, 2015 till 6:00 AM on May 23, 2015. More details will be announced soon, but if it is anything like the last few years, this is going to be a fun event!

and…

Frozen Summer Fun

From June 17 to September 7, 2015, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be host to your favorite queen, princess, ice master, and snowman as they celebrate with parades, dance parties and nightly fireworks!!

Looks like it is going to be another fun summer!

 

Get ready for a Frozen Summer…It’s Been extended to September 28th!!

June 26, 2014 Cheryl 0
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Do you want to build a snowman….come on let’s go and play!!   Olaf is spending his first summer vacation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and is inviting you along for the fun!!  This summer Frozen is taking over the Studios with all sorts of amazing events, and you get to be part of the fun!!  Running July 5th through September 28th – there are lots of awesome experiences that you won’t want to miss!!  Here are some of the highlights:

Here are some of the highlights:

    • Olaf on Summer Vacation –  Olaf, the magical snowman, is living it up during his first summer vacation, and wants to share all the updates with you!!  Throughout the day he will be keeping everyone updated on his adventures, and you can even take him with you on yours!  You will be able to get your very own Take-Along Olaf, and when you share your photos with Olaf on social media, be sure to tag them with #OlafSummerVacation. Your picture might just get selected to appear in that day’s grand finale!
    • Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome – Like every good Royal family, it is important to visit the neighboring kingdoms and trading partners.  At 11:00 a.m. each day, Elsa and Anna will arrive in in a horse-drawn sleigh and travel down Hollywood Boulevard, and they are bringing Kristoff  a flurry of skaters, skiers, and ice cutters along for the goodwill tour!  The processional will end with a special ceremony on stage.
    • For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration – You know you love the songs – so here is your chance to belt out a tune and cool down inside the Premiere Theater.  Anna and Elsa will join the Royal Historians of Arendelle for a fun retelling of the history of the kingdoms history, along with some sing-along moments from “Frozen.”
    • Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland – Inside Soundstage One, Oaken and his family have created a Frozen Funland where there will be a frozen pond with ice skating demonstrations, wintertime fun for kids in the “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” play area, a “big summer blowout” with plenty of “Frozen” merchandise, and special “Frozen”-inspired food and beverage offerings.
    • “Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party – Starting at 5:30 p.m. each day, a dance party takes over the area around the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage, with a DJ, live band, and more!  Get ready to dance to your favorite hits, as well as a cool, rocking medley of “Frozen” favorites.
    • “Frozen” Fireworks Spectacular – This may be my favorite part!!  Everything wraps up at 9:45 p.m. when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf come together at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage for a grand finale to the day’s festivities, kicking off an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the glorious music of “Frozen!”  Fireworks and Frozen songs – that doesn’t need any fixing upping!!

For the first time in forever….I am REALLY excited to be going to Hollywood Studios!!    The sky will be blue….and I hope you can be there too!  There is no word on whether or not there will be character meet and greets, and as of now there will not be any Fastpasses to these special events, so it promises to be a busy summer at Hollywood Studios based on the über-popularity of all things “Frozen”!

 

Looks like they had a great time!!!

April 7, 2014 Cheryl 1

Planning Disney vacations is my dream job…I love helping families get the most out of their trip, and making sure that they come home with a lifetime of magical memories. I was lucky enough to plan a spring break getaway for this family – their first trip to Walt Disney World. It looks like they had a great time, what do you think?

A huge thank you to the Gonzales Family for letting me share this video, and for allowing me to help you with your special vacation.

For the mobile version https://vimeo.com/91235894

Festival of Fantasy Parade

March 10, 2014 Cheryl 0

The brand new Festival of Fantasy Parade debuted at the Magic Kingdom® on Sunday March 9th and I was there to see it, and let me tell you…it was amazing!  The floats, the characters, the catchy music….for all the hype this parade was getting, it certainly did not disappoint!!

We were actually able to get Fastpass+ reservations for the parade so we had a prime viewing spot right in the circle, with a view right towards Liberty Square – so we saw the parade coming right at us and then making the turn…pretty sweet spot!  Being the inaugural event, two lucky high school marching bands started off the festivities, soon followed by the grand marshal of the parade.  Then it was time….the music began and here came the floats!!

The first featured Belle and Beast, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Tiana and Prince Naveen, and the characters everyone was waiting for … Anna and Elsa from Frozen!  The sections of the floats rotated, so you didn’t always get to see who you wanted…we had a great view of Tiana, but only about a second of Anna and Elsa.

Next up was the Tangled float – featuring swinging I-am-still-not-sure-whats with Rapunzel, Flynn, Maximus, and even the Mime!!  The float itself had such great detail – and a lot of hair!!

Ariel then floated up sitting on a clam shell, surrounded by lots of dancing fish!

Then along came the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, the Tick Tock Crock, and even a canon-firing ship!

We then moved to the opposite side of the world for a little Scottish dancing, Merida and the bear princes from Brave!  That was one large bagpipe!!

The highlight (at least for me) was next – an actual fire breathing dragon!!  The good fairies showed up and Malificient was not happy, so she turned herself into the dragon and tried to take out the Prince!!  Very well done!

 

Next up was a mix of characters – Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, Alice and her friends from Wonderland, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, Donald, Daisy, Pluto, Chip and Dale…all leading up to the big cheese(s) – Mickey and Minnie!

All in all it was a great parade, and one I highly recommend adding to your schedule while at the Magic Kingdom!  It is performed daily at 3:00 pm!  Here is the full video if you just can’t wait to see it in person…enjoy!

 

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Walt Disney World Monorail Maintenance

January 13, 2014 Cheryl 0

Monorail

There is going to be some planned maintenance that will soon affect daily operations of the Walt Disney World® Monorail System.  Beginning January 21 through late March, monorail service will be suspended on the Magic Kingdom® Express and Resort Monorail lines Monday through Friday during the non-peak hours of 11:30 am – 7:00 pm.

This means that guests will be unable to access the following destinations via Monorail during these hours:

  • Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC)

The Epcot® branch, which runs between the Transportation and Ticket Center and Epcot®, will operate regularly during this time.

To accommodate guests impacted by project, additional boats and buses will be used to transport guests to their destinations. And remember, if you need to travel between Magic Kingdom® Park and Disney’s Contemporary Resort or Bay Lake Tower there is a  pedestrian walkway that connects the two – that will probably be your quickest alternative.

New Balance RunDisney Shoes 2014 – the experience

January 9, 2014 Cheryl 1

Disney Marathon 2014 is this weekend, and to kick things off the Health and Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports opened yesterday.  This is where runners can pick up their race packets, meet with various vendors, and be inspired during the extensive speaker series.  It is also where you can purchase lots of Disney Marathon gear such as shirts, hats, jackets, Dooney & Bourke bags and of course the exclusive New Balance® RunDisney running shoes!

Last year was the inaugural year for the exclusive shoe, and they sold out quickly.  This could have been because they allowed each person to purchase up to 20 pairs of shoes, because they underestimated the popularity of anything Disney, or a combination of both.

This year they changed things up a bit – they offered more styles, limited the number of shoes each person could buy to 4 adult and 2 child sizes, and set up a sign-in system so that each customer had to meet with a New Balance Sales Representative to be fitted and get any additional shoes.  However, once again demand seemed to WAY outweigh the supply, and a lot of people were left out.

Here is a quick overview of the procedure they set up:  Each guest had to sign in on the iPad app, and then they were given a number.  They could then browse the Expo and receive a text when it was their turn to come back to the New Balance® tent to get their shoes.   The way it was advertised was that no one had to wait!

Expo images (3 of 14) Expo images (6 of 14) Expo images (5 of 14)Here is how it really worked:  The Expo opened at 10 am.  I arrived at 10:35 and there was already a huge line to sign up for the shoes.  At 11:10 they closed the line to any more customers for the day – and started a Standby line, which MIGHT allow you to get shoes.  That’s right…1 hour and 10 minutes after the Expo opened the line was shut down to any new customers!!  We then proceeded to wind around the Wide World of Sports Stadium for the next 3 hours in order to put our names on the list.  That’s right…3 hours to get a Fastpass to buy shoes!!

There were maybe 10 people in line behind me, and then a Cast Member “bouncer” whose job it was to keep all of the newcomers from trying to get into line – and there were a lot of those!  I can understand people’s confusion and frustration that they just wanted to get shoes…but really, if a Cast Member tells you that you can’t get in the line, he is just doing his job and watching out for those of us who have waited for that long.  Puppy dog eyes, death stares, and bribery are really not necessary!!

After my new line friends and I made it to the front we simply had to put our names, email and phone numbers into an app, got our magic number, and were told that sometime that evening before the Expo closed at 8 pm that we would get a text.  Yep, up to 6 more hours of waiting for shoes.  The last number given out was 1,204 and then they shut down the machines and did not take anyone else for the day (I was number 1,995 and my husband was 1,201).

Now, you may be thinking – phew, well at least you know you are getting your shoes.  Well, not so fast.  I now had a Fastpass to see if the shoes I wanted to get would still be available when it was my turn to ask.  The smaller sizes of Men’s shoes and little kids shoes were already gone by the time I even put my name into the system!  I was a little bit worried what would still be available that evening!

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Expo images (7 of 14)My husband left to pick our son up from school, and I headed over to the Expo and toured the booths, signed my name on the “Good Luck Runners” board, sampled some treats, and even bought a thing or two.  From time to time I would check in with New Balance® to see how far along they were – not very.  So, I decided to leave, get some dinner and come back when I got my text. Probably a good plan, since it was 8:05 when we got our texts (5 minutes after the Expo officially closed).  

I will say that once I was allowed in, the process was smooth sailing.  I was getting a pair of shoes for me, and 3 for friends.  My husband was getting ones for himself and my son.  We all tried on our shoes fairly quickly, had to make some adjustments for the exact style we wanted, but ended up leaving with some cute comfortable shoes.  By then they were out of any women’s shoes under size 8, and any men’s shoes over 12.5 (and we bought the last of those), small girls and boy sizes were also running low (with many specific sizes and styles gone), and larger women’s sizes were also out, so hopefully those around me in line were able to get the shoes that they wanted too.

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The shoes themselves are very nice looking.  For men there is a Mickey and a Goofy version.  For women there are Minnie and Cinderella versions and for kids Mickey and Minnie.  Each comes with some signature style and even a few hidden Mickey’s thrown in for good measure.  They plan is for new styles to be released each year – but yet to be seen if they will only be available during RunDisney events or all year long.

I am not sure how things went today at the Expo, but my understanding is that they are restocking all sizes each day, and holding some inventory for Saturday as well, so hopefully those that want shoes will be able to get them (without having to go the eBay route).  Next year maybe they will allow registered runners to pre-buy the shoes – that seems pretty fair to me.  And, if they go with the same sign in procedure, maybe they could pass out those paper wristbands so you know who is really in line, provide more than the 6 iPads that they had available, and then maybe, oh I don’t know…walk the iPads around….I do hear that they are mobile devices J  That would certainly have helped cut down on the initial part of the process!

For those shopping for shoes I wish you short lines and lots of supply…and for those running I wish you all good luck and fast times!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A FastPass+ Selection How-To Manual

August 23, 2013 Cheryl 14

For all on-site Walt Disney World® Guests, MagicBands and Fastpass+ reservations will be a big part of your Disney Experience.  For offsite guests, you will not get MagicBands, but you will be able to utilize Fastpass+, but only within the park at kiosks only.  Here is a quick overview of how to set up your MyDisneyExperience Account and reserve your Fastpass+!

Start My Disney Experience

The first thing you will need to do is set up a My Disney Experience account.  If you booked your trip with me, you already have one set up for you.  If you didn’t it is easy – all you need is an email address and a password you create.  My Disney Experience is a website and app that will help you plan your Walt Disney World® vacation.  The mobile app gives you access to current attraction wait times, allows you to update plans, provides helpful navigation, and offers tips and suggestions on things to do based on where you are in the parks.

Go to https://disneyworld.disney.go.com, and then in the upper right hand corner you will see “Sign In or Create Account”.  From there you will fill out your demographic information and answer a few questions and an account will be created.  You can then click on “My Disney Experience” and “My Reservations” and link your resort reservation and any dining reservations you may have.  Again, if you booked through me, all of this will already be set up for you.

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Customize Your Bands & Verify Shipping Address

Go straight to ‘Personalize Magic Bands.’ You get to pick a color for each member of your party (Pink, Green, Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue and Grey are the options), and enter in the name that they like to be called. This is a cool feature because if you’ve got a “Jonathan” listed on your reservation, but he everyone calls him  “Jon,” you can enter his nick-name on the Magic Band.  There is a 9-character limit on the bands, so hopefully those of you with long names have a good nickname to use.  You can also leave the name blank if you wish, or pick a Disney-inspired name for your kids if you don’t want their real name anywhere on the bands.  It’s totally up to you.

Here, you will also confirm your shipping address. If you do not provide an address (or there isn’t enough time to ship them to you), your Magic Bands will be there waiting for you when you check-in.  Magic Bands will eventually replace the Key to the World Card – and will be your room key, tickets, FastPass+ and room charging vehicle.  (At this point during testing, you will still get both the Magic Bands as well as your Key to the World Card.)

HINT:  Once you personalize your Magic Bands, they will be set to be shipped within 24 hours – so make all of your customization in one shot.  They will arrive at your house in this really cool packaging!

Magic Band Box

 

Make Your FastPass+ Selections

Next, click on “Make Fast Pass+ Selections.” This is where you will be able to pre-select and make “reservations” for some of the most popular rides and activities in all of Disney World – so no more running to the Toy Story Mania FASTPASS booth the second the park opens!  Here is how it works:  choose the day that you’d like to make selections for  and click “next.”

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Now choose the park you’d like to visit on that day, then hit “next.”  You will only be able to choose FASTPASS+ (FP+) selections in one park per day.  The system  will ask you to select your party members for FP+ choices, in most cases you’ll want to “Select All” – but there may be a ride that just a few of you want to go on while the rest of your group goes elsewhere (for example teens on Space Mountain while the little ones go on Tomorrowland Speedway).  You’ll now be asked to select 3 Attractions/Entertainment options from the list that you’d like to experience  If you don’t know which rides to pick, you can select the button call “FastPicks” – this option will select attractions for you.  Some of my favorite ones are the parade and fireworks options – there is nothing better than a front row view of the Main Street Electric Parade, or a close up spot for Wishes!  Here are the Fastpass+ options:

Animal Kingdom (Choose any 3)

  • Dinosaur
  • Expedition Everest
  • Finding Nemo
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Meet Mickey and Minnie
  • Primeval Whirl

EPCOT

Tier One – Select 1 preference from this group

  • Illuminations – Reflections of Earth
  • Maelstrom
  • Meet Mickey, Minnie and Goofy at Character Spot
  • Soarin
  • Test Track

Tier Two – Select up to 2 preferences from this group

  • Captain EO
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission:  Space
  • Spaceship Earth
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Hollywood Studios

Tier One:  Select 1 preference from this group

  • Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
  • Fantasmic!
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Toy Story Midway Mania!

Tier Two – Select up to 2 preferences from this group

  • Disney Junior – Live on Stage
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
  • Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • The American Idol Experience
  • The Great Movie Ride
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Magic Kingdom (Choose any 3)

  • it’s a small world
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Main Street Electrical Parade
  • Meet Ariel
  • Meet Cinderella and Princess Friend (Aurora)
  • Meet Mickey Mouse
  • Mickey’s Philharmagic
  • Meet Rapunzel and Princess Friend (Snow White)
  • Monsters Inc Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Wishes

Please Note:  The number of FP+ available per Guest is also based on the number of days of tickets.  You may see this warning if you have reserved your total allotment:  This Guest currently has the maximum number of FastPass+ selections that can be confirmed based on the number and type of tickets associated to their MyDisneyExperience account. If new FastPass+ selections are made for this day, you will be given the opportunity to trade them for another set of previously confirmed FastPass+ selections.

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The next screen will give you four options of arrival time groupings called “Best Match,” “Option A,” “Option B” and “Option C.” The options are grouped based on the time of day.  You may choose which grouping of Disney-selected time frames best fit your schedule.  Don’t worry, you will be able to go back in and change ones that don’t fit your plans perfectly.

NOTE:  Although your dining reservations are in My Disney Experience, currently any Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or Pirates League reservations are not, so keep that in mind when reserving your times.

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Adjusting  FP+ Selections

The last step is a confirmation screen with your selected attractions. You will then be given the option to adjust one or more of your FP+ times or even the attractions you selected. To do this, just select the ride/attraction you want to adjust, choose what you want to change (time or attraction itself) and then select the people effected.   Next, you can plan another day, fix something else, click on “My Disney Experience” to see what you have planned so far, or even log out. You can always come back later and change your FastPass+ selections or time frames. As of right now you are allowed to make FP+ selections for 30 days prior to your check-in date, but this too may change once the whole system goes live.

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As always, as your agent I will set up your FP+ reservations for you if you wish – making sure you get the most out of your Walt Disney World vacation!  Contact me today to find our more about how I can make your vacation as magical as can be!

Fourth of July Limited Time Magic!!!

June 14, 2013 Cheryl 0

Fireworks Poly (1 of 4)I am so excited for this…you can’t even imagine!  I LOVE fireworks, and whole week of them…I am so happy I am going to be there to be able to enjoy this!!!

Here is the scoop:  Guests will have a chance to celebrate the Fourth of July during a week-long celebration at the Walt Disney World Resort as part of Limited Time Magic.

It’s a seven-day patriotic extravaganza as Disney Parks honors America with a Fourth of July celebration like never before. At Magic Kingdom, a 15-minute 360-degree fireworks spectacular rockets into the air every night with ”Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.” The fireworks spectacular takes place at 9 p.m. on July 3 and 4, and 10 p.m. on July 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7.

Guests can also enjoy a patriotic spectacle as Goofy, Donald and Pluto lead a procession down Main Street, U.S.A, before the daily Celebrate a Dream Come True parade at Magic Kingdom. The pre-parade features the Main Street Philharmonic, Citizens of Main Street and Walt Disney’s historic horse-drawn carriage.

Patriotic-themed merchandise and tasty treats inspired by Americana will also be on the menu all week long.

On Independence Day only:

Epcot: Discovery Experiences at American Adventure spotlight American history and heritage.

Guests can meet with Disney characters adorned in patriotic dress. Characters in patriotic dress are on set from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and from 3:30 – 6 p.m. outside near Kidcot.

An afternoon of live entertainment kicks off at 12:30 p.m. in the America Gardens Theatre with the Voices of Liberty Fourth of July concert. This holiday special is a harmonizing partnership of the eight-part, a capella Voices of Liberty, Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps and Disney characters. Showtimes are 12:30, 1:45, and 3 p.m.

The Heartbeat of Freedom, a special tribute following IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth lights up the sky at 10 p.m.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Enjoy a twist on traditional fireworks with the all-new “Rockin’ 4th of July Celebration”. The party begins at the Sorcerer Hat with a DJ at 6 pm.

At 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m., Mulch, Sweat & Shears will take you on a musical road trip through America. Everything leads up to a special rock ‘n roll fireworks presentation at 10:15 p.m.

Disney Theme Park Ticket Price Increases Announced

June 1, 2013 Cheryl 0

Effective June 2, 2013 tickets to your favorite Florida and California Disney Theme Parks will be increasing!  New one day options have also been added to the suite of Walt Disney World® tickets.   Here are the new rates:

 

Walt Disney World®

 

Magic Your Way Ticket Options(*)
Days On Ticket Base Ticket Optional Add-Ons
Ages 10-up Ages 3-9 Park Hopper® Water Park Fun & More Park Hopper® & Water Park Fun & More No Expiration
10 days $339
($33.90/day)
$320
($32.00/day)
$59 $59 (10 visits) $84 (10 visits) $325
9 days $329
($36.56/day)
$310
($34.45/day)
$59 $59 (9 visits) $84 (9 visits) $280
8 days $319
($39.88/day)
$300
($37.50/day)
$59 $59 (8 visits) $84 (8 visits) $245
7 days $309
($44.15/day)
$290
($41.43/day)
$59 $59 (7 visits) $84 (7 visits) $220
6 days $299
($49.84/day)
$280
($46.67/day)
$59 $59 (6 visits) $84 (6 visits) $190
5 days $289
($57.80/day)
$270
($54.00/day)
$59 $59 (5 visits) $84 (5 visits) $145
4 days $279
($69.75/day)
$260
($65.00/day)
$59 $59 (4 visits) $84 (4 visits) $95
3 days $262
($87.34/day)
$244
($81.34/day)
$59 $59 (3 visits) $84 (3 visits) $45
2 days $184
($92.00/day)
$172
($86.00/day)
$59 $59 (2 visits) $84 (2 visits) $35
One Day Theme Park Ticket Options(*)
Ticket Ages 10-up Ages 3-9
1-Day Magic Kingdom® Ticket $95 $89
1-Day Epcot® or Disney’s Hollywood Studios® or Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Ticket $90 $84
1-Day Magic Your Way with Park Hopper® Ticket $129 $123
1-Day Magic Your Way with Water Park Fun & More Ticket $149
(2 visits)
$143
(2 visits)
1-Day Magic Your Way with Park Hopper® & Water Park Fun & More Ticket $174
(2 visits)
$168
(2 visits)

2-10 Day Base Ticket admits guest to one theme park each day of use. Park choices are: Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Park Hopper option entitles guest to visit more than one theme park on each day of use. Park choices are any combination of Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom on each day of use.

Water Park Fun & More option entitles guest to a specified number of visits (between 2 and 10) to a choice of entertainment and recreation venues. Choices are Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park, DisneyQuest, Disney’s Oak Trail golf course, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney’s Fantasia Gardens and Disney’s Winter Summerland.

No expiration means unused admissions on a ticket have no expiration date. All tickets expire 14 days after first use unless No Expiration is purchased.

Theme Park Annual Pass Options (*)
Ticket Ages 10-up Ages 3-9
Annual Pass $609 $609
Annual Pass entitles guest to unlimited admission for 365 days from the activation date (except activities/events separately priced) to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, as well as complimentary parking.
Premium Annual Pass $729 $729
Premium Annual Pass entitles guest to unlimited admission for 365 days from the activation date (except activities/events separately priced) to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s water parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon), Disney’s Oak Trail golf course, DisneyQuest and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, as well as complimentary parking.
Attractions Outside the Theme Parks (*)
Ticket Ages 10-up Ages 3-9
Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach 1-Day 1-Park / Annual Hopper $53 / $104 $45 / $85
DisneyQuest 1-Day / Annual Pass $45 / $90 $39 / $72
DisneyQuest + Water Parks Annual Pass $132 $102
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex $14.95 $10.28
Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba $61-$144 $49-$117

Water Parks subject to rehabilitation, seasonal and weather closures.

Florida Resident Theme Park Tickets and Options (*)
Park Hopper® Water Park Fun & More Park Hopper® & Water Park Fun & More
Ages 10+ Ages 3-9
Florida Resident 4-Day Ticket $199 $187 $29.50 $29.50 $59
Florida Resident 3-Day Ticket $179 $167 $29.50 $29.50 $59

Florida Resident 3-Day Ticket and Options and Florida Resident 4-Day Ticket and Options expire 6 months from first use or 12/17/2014, whichever comes first. Block-out dates apply (6/8/13-8/15/13; 12/19/13-1/3/14; 4/12/14-4/25/14; 6/7/14-8/14/14; 12/18/14-1/2/15).

Florida Resident One Day Theme Park Ticket Options(*)
Ticket Ages 10-up Ages 3-9
1-Day Magic Kingdom® Ticket $95 $89
1-Day Epcot® or Disney’s Hollywood Studios® or Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Ticket $90 $84
1-Day Magic Your Way with Park Hopper® Ticket for Florida Residents $109.50 $103.50
1-Day Magic Your Way with Water Park Fun & More Ticket for Florida Residents $119.50
(2 visits)
$113.50
(2 visits)
1-Day Magic Your Way with Park Hopper® & Water Park Fun & More Ticket for Florida Residents $139
(2 visits)
$133
(2 visits)

Valid proof of Florida residency per adult is required for purchase and use.

Florida Resident Theme Park Annual/Seasonal Pass Options (*)
Ticket Ages 10-up Ages 3-9
Florida Resident Annual Pass $464 $464
Florida Resident Annual Pass entitles residents to unlimited admission for 365 days from the activation date (except events separately priced) to Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, plus complimentary parking.
Florida Resident Premium Annual Pass $584 $584
Florida Resident Premium Annual Pass entitles residents to unlimited admission for 365 days from the activation date (except events separately priced) to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon water parks, DisneyQuest, Disney’s Oak Trail golf course and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, plus complimentary parking.
Florida Resident Seasonal Pass $309 $309
Florida Resident Seasonal Pass entitles residents to admission to Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom except for “blockout” dates around Christmas/New Years, Easter/spring break, and peak summer vacation period; the pass expires 365 days after activation.
Theme Park Miscellaneous Options (*)
Parking $15 (tax included) ($16 camper/trailer) per day
Single Stroller $15 per day ($13 per day for length-of-stay rentals)
Double Stroller $31 per day ($27 per day for length-of-stay rentals)
Locker Theme Parks: $7 per day (large lockers $9 per day) + $5 refundable deposit
Water Parks: $8 per day (large lockers $10 per day) + $5 refundable deposit
Wheelchair $12 rental per day ($10 per day for length-of-stay rentals)
ECV $50 rental per day + $20 refundable deposit

 

Disneyland®

 

Disneyland Resort Ticket Options

Ticket Ages 10+ Ages 3-9
5-Day Park Hopper $300 $279
5-Day 1-Park Per Day $265 $244
4-Day Park Hopper $285 $265
4-Day 1-Park Per Day $250 $230
3-Day Park Hopper $260 $244
3-Day 1-Park Per Day $225 $209
2-Day Park Hopper $210 $197
2-Day 1-Park Per Day $175 $162
1-Day Park Hopper $137 $131
1-Day 1-Park $92 $86

All multi-day tickets expire 13 days after first use.

Disneyland Resort Annual Passports

Premium $669
Deluxe $499
Southern California* $359
Southern California Select* $279
Annual Passport Block-Out Day Ticket $84

*Valid proof of Southern California residency required for purchase and use.

Disney Premier Passport

Disney Premier Passport $979

Theme Park Parking

Auto/ Motorcycle $16
Oversized Vehicles/ Motor Homes/ Tractors w/o Trailers $21
Buses/ Tractor w/ Extended Trailers $26
Annual Passport Parking Pass $139

 

 

2013 ‘Eat to the Beat’ Concert Series

May 20, 2013 Cheryl 0

Eat to the Beat
The line up of performers for the Eat to the Beat! concert series at the 2013 Epcot® International Food and Wine Festival has been announced. The Walt Disney World® Resort will welcome six new musical acts to the stage this year.

The schedule includes:

  • Sep. 27-29 – Starship starring Mickey Thomas
  • Sep. 30-Oct. 1 – Go-Go’s – New
  • Oct. 2-4 – Air Supply
  • Oct. 5-6 – Sister Hazel
  • Oct. 7-9 – Sugar Ray
  • Oct. 10-11 – Edwin McCain – New
  • Oct. 12-13 – Manhattan Transfer – New
  • Oct. 14-15 – Wilson Phillips – New
  • Oct. 16-17 – The Pointer Sisters
  • Oct. 18-20 – Night Ranger
  • Oct. 21-23 – Boyz II Men
  • Oct. 24-25 – Survivor
  • Oct. 26-27 – 38 Special
  • Oct. 28-30 – Smash Mouth
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 1 – Spin Doctors – New
  • Nov. 2-3 – Christopher Cross – New
  • Nov. 4-5 – Hanson
  • Nov. 6-8 – Dennis DeYoung
  • Nov. 9-11 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

The 18th Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival run Sep. 27 – Nov. 11, 2013. The Eat to the Beat!concert series is included with standard Epcot® admission. It’s not too late to plan a trip to see your favorite band perform. Contact me today!!