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Showing posts from May, 2011

Disney Cruise Line Unveils New Disney Fantasy Guest Experiences

The Disney Fantasy is the second of two newly designed Disney Cruise Line ships that take the family cruise experience to new heights. Sister ship to the Disney Dream, which entered service in January 2011, the 4,000-passenger Disney Fantasy will sail week-long Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, Fla., with its maiden voyage scheduled for March 31, 2012. “Animation Magic” at Animator’s Palate Animator’s Palate on the Disney Fantasy brings the magic of Disney animation into the dining room with a new show called “Animation Magic.” The dinner show celebrates the magic of Disney animation and allows families to create and participate in a whole new way. Like Animator’s Palate on the Disney Dream, the venue is wall-to-wall whimsy inspired by a classic animation studio. Throughout the restaurant, pillars are fashioned like huge pencils and brushes. Character sketches, maquettes (three-dimensional character models), film strips and other tools of the animation trade adorn the room. As

Alaska Bound

Today I am traveling to a place I have wanted to visit for a while. You guessed it, Alaska!! I am very excited to cruise on the Disney Wonder. I have been on the other 2 ships in Disney's fleet, but I have not had the opportunity to sail on the Wonder, until now. I promise to take as many pictures as my camera card can hold!!! and give you the best description of this wonderful place. Also, I am taking my 3 year old. So I will make sure to let you in on all my travel secrets!!! Bon Voyage!!!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Dates Announced

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party  is a special night of holiday entertainment in the Magic Kingdom that includes:  Castle Dream Lights ;  Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade   featuring Santa Claus; special  Holiday Wishes - Celebrate the Spirit of the Season Fireworks; Celebrate the Season Castle Stage Show;  snow on Main Street, U.S.A.; complimentary hot cocoa and cookies. The party runs from  7 p.m. to midnight;  Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is at 8:15 and 10:30 p.m.; Holiday Wishes fireworks is at 9:30 p.m. 2011 party dates and times: November 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27, 29, and 30; December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, and 18 Prices for the party are as follows (all prices listed include tax): Advance Purchase for November 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 29, and 30; December 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14: $60.66 for adults 10 and older / $55.33 for ages 3-9 Passholder and DVC Member Discounts for November 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 29, 30; December 4, 6: $56.40 / $5

Mickey's New Meeting Place

These are pictures from Mickey's new meet and great in the Magic Kingdom. Did you know you can now get a Fastpass to see the mouse himself?? Now wait times are shorter than ever to see this popular guy. I just love how Disney can take any regular boring line and make it stunning!!! When you come into the Magic Kingdom, this meet and greet is on your right by Tony's Town Square.  Also you will find the Princess's here also. They offer Fastpass times as well. I hope this puts a little magic in your day. Anything to make your wait time short with small children is Magical!!!!!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates Announced

WHAT IS IT? Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party  allows guests to trick-or-treat while immersed in the fantasy of the Magic Kingdom. The evening includes  Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade; trick-or-treating  throughout the Magic Kingdom at numerous locations; and the special  Happy HalloWishes  fireworks. Lots of characters are out in the park, wearing their favorite costumes -- you're encouraged to wear yours too. The party runs from 7 p.m. to midnight; Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade is at 8:15 and 10:30 p.m. with the Happy HalloWishes fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 2011 Dates -- September 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 -- October 2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, and 31 -- November 1 Prices for the party are as follows (all prices listed include tax): Advance Purchase for September dates: $57.46 for adults 10 and older / $51.07 for ages 3-9 Advance Purchase for October 2, 6, 10, 11, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27 and Novemb

Finally, Free Dining Announcement

Create lasting memories with this savory offer. For a limited time, get a  FREE dining plan  when you buy the  New Walt Disney Travel Co. Memories Vacation Package  for 5 nights/6 days at select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels. The New Memories Vacation Package includes: * Walt Disney World® Theme Park tickets. Enjoy admission to one Theme Park per day, each day of your ticket. * Stay in a select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel. * A Disney's PhotoPass® Photo Book to relive your Disney vacation memories! Choose from a variety of layouts and page designs and customize with your favorite photos! This 20-page book is printed on archival paper to preserve it for years to come.1 And, for a limited-time with this Memories Vacation Package, enjoy a FREE dining plan for stays most nights 8/28-9/24/11. See important details: * For 5 night/6 day packages at select Disney Value Resorts, get the Disney Quick Service Dining Plan — includes 2 quick-service meals and 2 select snacks per perso

New Themed Rooms at Walt Disney Resorts

 Over the course of the next year, new  Walt Disney World Resort  hotel rooms and suites will open that will allow guests to sleep like visiting Disney royalty or perhaps add a yoga session or two to their Disney vacation. It’s part of an overall lodging strategy at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts that includes the addition of new niche rooms and suites to its guest offerings. Beginning in fall 2011, guests will be able to experience  new health and wellness suites on the 14th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  In the spring of 2012, new Royal Guest Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort will take guests on a vacation getaway to  Princess Tiana’s guest house  where her friends have also come to visit. “All Walt Disney World Resort hotel rooms and suites are completely renovated on a regular cycle,” said Mark Rucker, vice president of lodging for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “Our new Royal Guest Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort and the new health and wellness suites at Disn