The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Wizards, Witches, and Muggles unite!  Where can you all come together in one place?  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Our family has some huge Harry Potter fans and we loved watching them enjoy every moment of it. We started in Diagon Alley where the story begins during Early Park Admission. Crowds were low during that time so we were able to ride Escape from Gringotts with no wait. We also explored all the shops and alleys while crowds were low. My son was loving every single moment!  It was like watching a ping pong ball bounce around. It was a totally immersive experience, feeling like i was actually in the movies. After exploring a bit, we went to Olivander’s in Diagon Alley to watch the wand choosing ceremony. My son was chosen to be part of the show. He was given a few different wands before the right wand chose him. 

Unfortunately, that day the train was not running so we walked over to Islands of Adventure.  Once we walked into Hogsmeade, we explored the shops and wand magic spots for the newly purchased wands. We ate lunch at Three Broomsticks and it was amazing!  Because of my allergies, I had emailed with a chef ahead of time so I was able to eat with my family. The meal was so delicious. After some more time exploring Hogsmeade, we rode forbidden Journey in Hogwarts Castle, Flight of the Hippogriff and Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure.  My favorite ride was Hagrid’s. The rollercoaster was amazing! It was a little bit like Expedition Everest when it went backward but most of the ride was completely new and never experienced anything like it before!   

We loved our time in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It was a fun place for us all to enjoy!  The wizard, witch and muggles all enjoyed it and hope to be back soon! If you have a Harry Potter fan in your life, make the time to go!  You will not regret it!!  

 

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FREE Dining at Disney

FREE Dining at Disney

Discover all that’s festive and fun this fall and holiday season with a delicious offer at Walt Disney World Resort! You can enjoy a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day vacation package that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel and ticket with a Park Hopper Option.
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Book through September 29, 2019 for arrivals most nights:

  • September 1 through September 18, 2019
  • November 17 through November 27, 2019
  • December 8 through December 23, 2019

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Advance reservations are required. Theme park tickets valid for admission beginning on date of check-in and must be used within a limited number of days, depending on length of stay and ticket. 

Important Details

  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
  • Gratuities are not included.
    • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.

New Holiday Fireworks Show Coming to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World Resort

New Holiday Fireworks Show Coming to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World Resort

This holiday season, the skies above Magic Kingdom Park will sparkle to life like never before during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with the debut of an all-new fireworks show that can be enjoyed across the park!  

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show, hosted by the one-and-only Minnie Mouse, will celebrate the magic of Christmas with medleys of beloved holiday songs, from “Joy to the World” and “Deck the Halls” to “Up on the House Top” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”  The holiday music will evoke heartfelt moments of home and family, as well as the festive fun of the season before an incredible finale you won’t want to miss.

You’ll be able to see the fireworks show during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights November 8 – December 22, 2019.   And if you are looking for an extra magical way to celebrate the brand new show in its first year, our fireworks dessert parties are the perfect option! You can add on this experience to enjoy treats, including chocolate-dipped strawberries, cupcakes, ice cream, seasonal fruits, cheeses and other festive favorites while taking advantage of dedicated, dazzling views of the show.

Along with our new show, each of this year’s 23 nights of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will feature performances of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime ParadeA Totally Tomorrowland Christmas and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show.  And during A Frozen Holiday Wishstage show, Queen Elsa will magically transform Cinderella Castle with glistening ice.  

During Party nights, you can also experience select rides and attractions (including the “Jingle Cruise”), savor complimentary treats, discover event-exclusive merchandise, delight to a magical “snowfall” on Main Street, U.S.A., and more.  

Tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are now available online or you can call the Disney Reservation Center at 407-939-1872.  Here are this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dates:

  • November: 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24
  • December: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22
D-Luxe Burger

D-Luxe Burger

Over the last few years Disney has welcome a host of new restaurants to the new and improved Disney Springs. There are so many to try with a range of flavors and types of cuisines. While we have begun to work our way through them, I’m a sucker for a great burger and for that reason, D-Luxe Burger keeps getting my business!

D-Luxe Burger is centrally located at Disney Springs making it easy to get to no matter where you are! They also offer mobile ordering which is a big plus considering there is not a ton of seating (especially indoors).

Depending on the time of day, the line can wrap all the way out the door. You can check out the menu in advance on the My Disney Experience App or on the menu outside the restaurant.

Burgers and fries are sold separately so if you are on the dining plan be prepared to pay extra but the portions are pretty large!

The burgers here are moist and delicious…and hot!! Plus just like the fries, the burgers are HUGE!!! If you plan on heading to Sprinkles after (or any other number of delicious dessert spots) be sure to save room!

And don’t forget to grab some dipping sauces while you are there!! They offer: Three-Mustard and Honey • Garlic Ranch • Curry Ketchup • Chipotle Mayo • Horseradish • Buffalo

And while we are typically too full from our burgers to enjoy them, D-Luxe Burger offers a variety a artisan milkshakes…including some JUST for the adults!

If you are looking for a great, hot meal for the whole family, be sure to add D-Luxe burger to your list! And don’t forget it if you are mobile ordering…there is a secret menu!!

New Summer One World Ticket for Walt Disney World Resort Available June 4

New Summer One World Ticket for Walt Disney World Resort Available June 4

Now, more than ever, Walt Disney World Resort is the place to make lifelong memories with family and friends. For the first time, you can purchase the new Summer One World Ticket as a great way to experience all that’s fresh and exciting at the resort’s four theme parks and two water parks, with six admissions for only $74 per admission (plus tax) – a total price of $444 (plus tax).* 

Starting June 4, you will be able to purchase the Summer One World Ticket. For a total price of $444 (plus tax), this ticket includes one admission to each of the Walt Disney World theme parks and water parks.

  • Summer One World Tickets must be purchased between Jun 4, 2019, and Aug. 23, 2019.
  • Each Summer One World Ticket includes six admissions – one admission to each of the four Walt Disney World theme parks and each of the two water parks.
  • Your have the flexibility in how you use these tickets, including visiting more than one park per day.
  • Tickets must be used June 4, 2019 – Aug. 29, 2019.

Pairing the Summer One World Ticket with a Disney resort hotel stay helps your remain immersed in the magic for every moment of your Walt Disney World vacation. And, you can save up to 25 percent on rooms at select Disney resort hotels for stays most nights May 28, 2019, through Aug. 28, 2019, when booking through Aug. 28, 2019.** 

Summer 2019 will be an amazing time to visit Walt Disney World, with new experiences at all four theme parks:

  • Anything can happen during Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration at Magic Kingdom Park, including the new “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party,” featuring those true originals, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
  • Party with Pixar pals at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the park’s 30th anniversary year, featuring The Incredibles, Mike and Sulley from Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.;” Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the gang at the new Toy Story Land; and the new Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy that takes you into the world of Cars.
  • Pandora – The World of Avatar comes to life each night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with bioluminescent fauna and flora. And now evenings in the park are about to be even more special with the May 24 planned debut of “Rivers of Light: We Are One,” introducing additional stunning imagery and familiar animal characters to the popular nighttime show on Discovery River. Also beginning May 24, the Tree of Life will awaken in a whole new way to honor the 25thanniversary of “The Lion King,” with beautiful projections on the iconic tree featuring music and animation paying tribute to the classic film.
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!” will return to Epcot this summer. Star-Lord and Gamora from the Guardians of the Galaxy films will take you on a musical journey through the cosmos, showcasing hits from Star-Lord’s Awesome Mix tapes. Live shows will take place daily from June 14 through Aug. 18.

*Ticket valid 6/4/19 – 8/28/19 for one admission to Magic Kingdom® Park, one admission to Epcot®, one admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, one admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, one admission to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and one admission to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park. Each park may be visited only once. Tickets are nonrefundable, nontransferable and exclude activities/events separately priced. Admission is subject to capacity closures and other restrictions. Water parks are subject to rehabilitation, seasonal and weather closures. After expiration date, the price paid for a wholly unused ticket can be applied to the purchase of a new ticket with an equal or higher price. **The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price of the same room. Additional per-adult charges may apply if there are more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate, Deluxe and Studios at Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

New MagicBand Options Coming Soon at Walt Disney World Resort

New MagicBand Options Coming Soon at Walt Disney World Resort

Soon, Disney Resort hotel guests and new and renewing Annual Passholders will have the option to upgrade, at a discounted price, from a complimentary solid-color MagicBand to one of more than 30 new MagicBand options featuring favorite Disney characters and designs. These new MagicBand options will be available for pre-arrival purchase at a special price of $14.99 off retail cost through the My Disney Experience website.

A colorful selection of complimentary MagicBands is still available for guests who choose not to upgrade to one of the new options, and these new design options can also be shipped to guests’ homes (U.S. addresses only) if ordered 11 or more days ahead of arrival and can be personalized if done so at least 6 or more days ahead of arrival.