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Exciting Change to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 will have big changes

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 will have big changes

2019 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties will be held from Aug. 16-Nov. 1, 2019. The specially ticketed event will include a new Halloween-themed nighttime show this year featuring state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, lighting and new fireworks that come together to tell a not-so-scary story about how anything can happen on Halloween night.

Now is the best time to begin booking your fall travel dates. Check out the Offers Page for our list of current offers for Walt Disney World.

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By Darren Wittko

Extra, Extra Magic Hours Announced. May the 4th be With You

Today I have great news regarding Extra Magic Hours at Walt Disney World Resort: Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel this fall will have more opportunities to take advantage of this Extra Magic Hours benefit with Extra, Extra Magic Hours at our theme parks!

The Extra, Extra Magic Hours benefit will include expanded daily offerings at three of our theme parks, which includes more time to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as well as other experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom theme parks. Here’s the rundown: 

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios — Daily from Sept. 1-Nov. 2, the park will have Extra, Extra Magic Hours from 6-9 a.m., including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, plus Toy Story Land attractions and select other attractions. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences subject to capacity.

(Please note that on Aug. 29-31, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open at 6 a.m. for all Guests. There will not be Extra, Extra Magic Hours on those days.)   

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park — Extra, Extra Magic Hours will happen daily from Aug. 29-Nov. 2, from 7-8 a.m., featuring Pandora – The World of Avatar and other attractions throughout the park (same as today’s morning Extra Magic Hours offerings).

  • Magic Kingdom Park —Extra, Extra Magic Hours will happen daily from Aug. 29-Nov. 2, from 7-8 a.m., featuring favorite attractions in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland (same as today’s morning Extra Magic Hours offerings).

Extra Magic Hours will also continue to be available on select days at Epcot.

If you are visiting this fall, you should know that the Extra, Extra Magic Hours benefit at the Walt Disney WorldResort requires a valid theme park admission and hotel ID.  Guests without the Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option must spend the day at the same park where they’d like to enjoy the Extra, Extra Magic Hours benefit. 

Also, not all Walt Disney World attractions are available with the Extra Magic Hours benefit. Park hours and available attractions are subject to change without notice. *Applicable theme park, days and times of operation, attraction and service availability may vary and are subject to change without notice. Subject to capacity and cancellation. 


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May The Fourth Be With You!

*The Extra Magic Hours benefit applies to Disney Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Shades of Green® Resort, Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels, Four Seasons Resort Orlando, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando.  


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New Character Experience - Disney's Beach Club Resort

Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew Now Open at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew Now Open at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew is now accepting new recruits at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. This all-new immersive group experience invites young adventurers into the world of pirate feasting and treasure seeking.

Receiving official pirate names and learning pirate skills, recruits ages 4-12 will join Captain Hook’s crew on a quest for hidden treasure. They’ll also solve puzzles and gather clues on land before setting sail on a pontoon boat around Crescent Lake.

Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew is priced at $55 (plus tax) per child. The experience is offered nightly from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Seaside Retreat in Disney’s Beach Club Resort. For more information or to book a reservation, call 407-824-KIDS.

For Special Offers on Disney’s Beach Club Resort, check out the Offers Page!



Exclusive Epcot Fireworks Dessert Party Coming August 22, 2019

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A Fireworks Spectacular Dessert Party at Epcot

August 22, 2019 - 7:50 pm.

After the fireworks, stay for a “magical moment” surprise.

This event is available exclusively for clients of Magical Vacations Travel. Get your quote today!

Event is subject to availability and is open exclusively to clients of Magical Vacations Travel. Contact Darren Wittko for event rates and additional information.

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Magical Vacations Travel - Epcot Character Breakfast

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A Toyrific Breakfast at Epcot

August 25th, 2019

World Showplace 8:15 am. Adult-size games and Toy Story character meet & greet*

This private event is offered exclusively to clients of Magical Vacations Travel. Start your quote today!

*Event is subject to availability. Open to clients of Magical Vacations Travel who have booked a room or package reservation during the event date. Contact Darren Wittko for event rates and additional information.


Disney After Hours Update - May 1st at Disney's Hollywood Studios

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I previously shared that on May 1  Disney’s Hollywood Studios is celebrating its 30th anniversary.  Here’s an another update:

At this Disney After Hours Event, you will be able to meet Disney and Disney•Pixar pals and Star Wars favorites for special photo opportunities.

You'll also experience little to no-wait on park favorites, including The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Toy Story Land attractions and more.

There will also be a special encore performance of “Wonderful World of Animation” taking place exclusively for event attendees.  And special 30th anniversary merchandise will be available for purchase on May 1 as well as a slew of special anniversary food & beverage items, including Kylo Ren Cupcakes, Incredibles Macarons, Tres Leches Verrine and many more.  

Here’s a list of upcoming Disney After Hours dates for Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • Wednesday, May 1 – 30th Anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Saturday, May 4  – Star Wars – May the fourth be with you!

  • Friday, May 10

  • Friday, May 17

  • Friday, May 24

  • Friday, May 31

  • Friday, June 14

  • Friday, June 21

  • Friday, June 28

All Disney After Hours event tickets cost $125 + tax for advance purchase and $129 + tax for day-of purchases.

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4th of July Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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A rootin’ tootin’ DJ will spin Woody’s favorite tunes from a rustic toy set right in the heart of it all. Kids can go have some fun with activities like the Trick Ropin’ Toy, Make-Your-Own Toy Station, camp-style carnival games, and a larger-than-life balloon artist who can recreate their favorite Toy Story characters. And finally, at the end of the night, you’ll be invited out to the Porte Cochére to end the evening with a viewing of the famous Magic Kingdom Park nighttime spectacular.

This limited-time event is happening for three nights only, July 4-6, from 6:15-9:15pm each night at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your client's spot before it’s too late! Tickets are $149 for adults and $99 for children ages 3-9, tax and gratuity included. 


2019 Dates for 'Disney After Hours' at Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World After Hours Events 2019

Walt Disney World After Hours Events 2019

If you aren’t familiar with Disney After Hours events, they’re your opportunity to experience a Disney theme park for three hours after regular park hours, with limited attendance, which means little-to-no wait for attractions, experiences and character greetings.  The event ticket also allows you early entry into the park, beginning at 7 p.m. 

New dates for Disney After Hours at Walt Disney World Resort:

  • Magic Kingdom: May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom:  May 7, 14 and 21; and June 4, 11 and 18.

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: May 1, 4, 10, 17, 24 and 31; and June 14, 21 and 28.

And at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there are two special celebration nights:

May 1 – Celebrate Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th anniversary with special anniversary merchandise, additional character greetings and more food & beverage offerings to purchase.

May 4 – Celebrate May the Fourth dressed in your best galactic Star Wars attire.  Experience Character Encounters including Chewbacca with REY, Darth Vadar, Kylo Ren with CAPTAIN PHASMA, Ewoks, Jawas and imperial stormtroopers. Plus, specialty treats available for purchase. *Be sure your costume fits within park guidelines.

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Tickets On Sale Now for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, Disney H20 Glow Nights and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party,

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Tickets are now on sale for Disney H2O Glow Nights at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, Water Park, as well as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties at Magic Kingdom Park.

Disney H2O Glow Nights will take place only at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon on Thursdays and Saturdays from June 21-August 11, from 8-11 p.m. Tickets cost $55 for adults and $50 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). Tickets are commissionable for the following dates: June 21, 23, 28, 30; July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28; August 2, 4, 9 and 11.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party fills Magic Kingdom Park with spooky delights on select nights beginning Aug. 17, 2018. Returning party “treats” include the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” stage show in front of Cinderella Castle, Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade, “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks spectacular, candy and much more.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets start at $75 in advance or $85 at the gate, if available. Tickets are commissionable for the following dates: Aug. 17, 24, 28, 31; 
Sept. 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30; Oct. 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28 and 30.

You can reserve tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties. Returning favorites for the holiday party includes Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade; “Holiday Wishes” fireworks spectacular; “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” in which Queen Elsa uses her incredible powers to transform Cinderella Castle into a sparkling, icy centerpiece for the celebration; and the jubilant show, “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration.”

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets start at $95 in advance or $105 at the gate, if available. Tickets are commissionable for the following dates: Nov. 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30; Dec.  2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18 and 20.

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Cancelations at Walt Disney World Resort Announced

In anticipation of inclement weather associated with Hurricane Irma, please note the following event cancelations at Walt Disney World Resort.

Night of Joy at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex has been canceled on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The performances on Friday, September 8 will take place as planned. Guests with tickets for Saturday are welcome to attend Friday’s event instead by exchanging their tickets at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Box Office after 4 PM Friday. Requests for a full refund for either event night will be honored.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has been canceled on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The event will take place as planned on Thursday, September 7. Guests are invited to exchange their Sunday, September 10 event tickets for one of the following options: Tickets to attend another Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, tickets to attend an upcoming Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, 1 Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper Option, to be used within the next 2 years, receive a full refund for event tickets

To redeem these offers, Guests should call (407) 939-7818 by January 31, 2018 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM., or email us at Ticket.Inquiries@DisneyWorld.com. Please have your tickets available so we may process your request for you as quickly as possible. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

Darren Wittko, Specializing in Disney Destinations

New Epcot Dessert Party Available Today!

Frozen Ever After Dessert Party at Epcot

Frozen Ever After Dessert Party at Epcot

Starting July 17, 2017 there will be a new way to experience “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” at Epcot. Reservations open today, June 15, 2017, for the new Frozen Ever After Dessert Party, plus a special opportunity to enjoy the Frozen Ever After attraction!

The party, overlooks World Showcase Lagoon and feature décor, drinks, desserts and snacks inspired by the beloved film, “Frozen.” Frozen Ever After Dessert Party Guests will have reserved seating. Specialty cotton candy lemonade or “melted snow” and other non-alcoholic beverages will be offered to Guests of all ages. Adults 21 years and older can enjoy alcoholic beverages such as a piña colada, margarita or “Summertime Punch,” a refreshing blend of prickly pear syrup, vodka, lemonade and ginger ale.

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

The Frozen Ever After Dessert Party is $79 for Guests ages 10 and above, $47 for ages 3 to 9—tax and gratuity included. Reservations are now open for dates beginning July 17, 2017 and can be made by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dine or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

Holiday Dessert Parties at Walt Disney World

Tickets are now available for holiday party nights at Walt Disney World Resort! Special add-on dessert parties are available on select nights for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this fall and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this winter. 

Dessert parties are now available at Magic Kingdom Park this holiday season. 

Dessert parties are now available at Magic Kingdom Park this holiday season. 

 

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Dessert Party 

At Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Dessert Party, you can indulge in Halloween-themed eats, including chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse, cupcakes, ice cream, seasonal fruits, cheeses and other ghoulish goodies created daily by Disney's master pastry chef. Specialty drinks, signature lemonades, coffee, tea and hot chocolate will also be served. 

This Magic Kingdom dessert party offers prime views of the Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular over Cinderella Castle. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Dessert Party takes place select nights Aug. 29 – Nov. 1, 2017.

 

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Before the holiday fireworks, you'll discover a host of holiday-themed cupcakes and desserts prepared by Disney's master pastry chef, along with a buffet of sweet treats – like chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse, ice cream, cheeses and fresh, seasonal fruits. And raise a cup of good cheer with sparkling cider, signature lemonades, specialty Christmas drinks, hot chocolate, coffee or tea, and then marvel as the sky above explodes with color, music and lights!

Both parties will be held at the Tomorrowland Terrace. The cost is $79 plus tax for adults; $47 plus tax for children ages 3-9. Magic Kingdom Theme Park admission is required. 

 

By Darren Wittko

2017 Tickets On Sale for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Tickets on sale now for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park. 

Tickets on sale now for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park. 

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be held Nov. 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 & 28; and Dec. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 & 22. The party will feature Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, “Holiday Wishes,” “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” and much more.*

  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $89 for adults and $84 for children (3-9).

Tickets can be purchased directly through your My Disney Experience account. 

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Tickets for 2017 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party On Sale Now

2017 Tickets on Sale Now for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! 

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will start earlier than ever in 2017, with parties running on Aug. 25 & 29; Sept. 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 & 29; Oct. 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 & 31; and Nov. 1.

The event will feature trick-or-treating, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show, Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade and Happy HalloWishes. Guests of all ages are also welcome to dress up for the party (check the park costuming guidelines here).

  • Tickets can be purchased directly through your My Disney Experience account. Exclusive Resort Offers!
  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $74 for adults and $69 for children (3-9).

Be sure to check out these agency exclusive offers for Walt Disney World Resort hotels!

By Darren Wittko, Specializing in Disney Destinations 

Dapper Day - Walt Disney World 2017

Dapper Day Returns April 29-30, 2017

The popular Dapper Day will once again return to Magic Kingdom and Epcot April 29 and April 30, 2017. The event welcomes guests to dress up in sophisticated fashions while touring the Theme Parks.  Read more about Dapper Day on the group's website and on their Facebook Page.

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By Darren Wittko, Specializing in Disney Destinations

2017 Mickey's-Very-Merry-Christmas-Party Dates

Returning favorites for the holidays include Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, Holiday Wishes, A Frozen Holiday Wish and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration.

For Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas, 21 holiday-tastic dates include:

  • November 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, 28
  • December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22

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2017 Mickey's No-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates

Returning to the Magic Kingdom fright-fest are the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show in front of Cinderella Castle featuring the mischievous Sanderson sisters from the hit Disney film “Hocus Pocus;” Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade; and Happy HalloWishes.

For 2017, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, 32 spook-tacular dates include:

August

25, 29

September

1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29

October

1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31

November

1

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Disney Resort Guests Have Extra Time to Explore Pandora

Special Extra Magic Hours Available to Disney Resort Hotel Guests. 

Special Extra Magic Hours Available to Disney Resort Hotel Guests. 

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 you 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 will be required.

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Special Star Wars Event Coming to Walt Disney World

Star Wars fans take note! 7 p.m.–midnight on April 14, you could experience the power of the Force in a brand-new way during Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

During this first-of-its-kind Hollywood-inspired event, you can celebrate with an entire universe of unique entertainment, favorite attractions and Star Wars Characters. Special Guest Vanessa Marshall (the voice of Hera Syndulla from Star Wars Rebels), will even be on hand to host Inside the Saga: Celebrity Chat Show and take you behind the scenes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Of course, there will be plenty of surprises in store as well.

Tickets are $129 plus tax per adult (10+) and $124 plus tax per child (3–9).

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  • The official debut of BB-8 Catch BB-8 at Star Wars Launch Bay as he makes his Character Encounter debut.
  • Seize the Saga Interactive Scavenger Hunt Collect Star Wars-themed pieces to reveal a surprise!
  • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Watch the night sky come to life with thrilling fireworks.

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A New Way to View Magic Kingdom Fireworks

Celebration at the Top, a new dining event coming to California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World Resort, allows you enjoy the Magic Kingdom Park fireworks from an intimate and private observation deck.

Celebration at the Top Guests can check in at California Grill an hour before fireworks. After being whisked up to the California Grill, which sits on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you'll be taken to a banquet room to enjoy a selection of sushi rolled by the expert California Grill sushi chefs, a selection of flatbreads and other small plates. A complimentary bar offering craft beers, California wines, cordials and coffee will also be available.

Just before the fireworks begin, you will be lead to a private observation deck on the roof of the Contemporary Resort, which offers stunning views of Magic Kingdom Park and the fireworks. After you can return to the private room for dessert including decadent chocolate confections and fruit tarts.

Reservations for Celebration at the Top are now open for select Sunday evenings from Feb. 26-April 16, 2017. Cost is $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

By Darren Wittko