Archive for February 2017

Re-discover After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park

After hours Magic Kingdom Disney

Disney World after hours has returned for this year until March 2017! Be part of the limited number of guests allowed to stay in the Magic Kingdom park up to 3 hours after the park closes. During 7 selected nights from January to March 2017 you can purchase an after hours ticket giving you access to 25 popular attractions as well as Character Greetings!
Peter Pan’s flight, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain, Disney Princess Greetings and many more attractions await you during those evenings at Magical Kingdom park.

Don’t wait to purchase your tickets as only a limited number of attendees are allowed for each selected after hours nights! With each admission you can enjoy the best of Disney World Magic Kingdom park almost to yourself!

  • Enjoy 25 of your favorite attractions with almost no wait as this event is only opened to a small number of guests.
  • You can enter the park as early as 7:00p.m to witness the “Wishes” fireworks spectacular at the Cinderella Castle.
  • You can enjoy complimentary ice-cream, popcorn and selected beverages during your after hours experience.
  • You can also purchase select menu items at different locations in the park as well as at the Main Street Bakery.

This is the chance to experience the Magic Kingdom park like never before and make this holiday truly special for you and your whole family!

The nights selected for this fantastic opportunity are: January – 20 & 27; February – 2; 9 & 16; March – 2 &9. The tickets are available to purchase directly on the Walt Disney World Resort official website for USD 119.

If you are planning to go with small children, you can rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rental and keep it for the whole duration of your stay, including during your after hours experience at Disney!

3 Great Tips to Make Your Disney Experience Successful with Kids

Family Stroller
Going on vacation to Disney World is a dream for your children, which can quickly turn into a stressful experience for parents! However, there are a few things you can do to make your life easier and your children’s experience happy and unforgettable!

  • Planning is the key.

Even if you are not a vey big planner, going to Disney with small children requires some upfront planning. Disney has tried to make it as easy as possible for you to plan your vacation ahead with a great application: My Disney Experience App, which can be installed on your smartphone or viewed directly on your computer.
My Disney Experience App enables you to explore the parks by showing you GPS-enabled maps, find Disney characters’ greeting time and place; plan your vacation by allowing you to buy tickets, make dining reservations, or buy your FastPasses for example. You can keep track of all your reservations and activities with this application.

  • When to go?

Avoid big holidays like Christmas and summer breaks as these periods are likely to bring big crowds, and long waits for rides. Going to Disney during the Fall (September to November) or during Spring (March to May) allows you to enjoy a beautiful weather while avoiding large crowds! This means you will be able to make the most out of your time in the park with your children.

  • Rent a stroller!

If you are traveling with small children, you have to bear in mind that the walks can be long within Disney parks and to and from your hotel. This might become stressful and tiresome for your children, and also for you especially if you want to carry a bag with all your children’s necessities during the day. Renting a stroller will make your life easier! You can rent a stroller from Disney itself, rental locations can be found in each park. However, Disney does not allow strollers to be taken out of its original park. This means you will have to ask for a replacement each time you switch parks, and you will not be able to take it back to your hotel.
Magical Stroller Rentals is a great alternative to renting a stroller from Disney. It offers better prices than Disney rentals, and the stroller will be yours for the whole duration of your stay at Disney World. No switching, replacing, or walking to and from your hotel. Magical Stroller Rental also offers a wide selection of single and double strollers with lots of adds-on, such as rain covers and even coolers.

Express Transportation: Get Closer and Faster to the Disney Magic!!

Express Transportation Walt Disney World

Express Transportation is a brand new feature of Disney World theme park introduced in December last year.

This exciting new service enables you to enjoy the best out of all 4 theme parks at Disney World Orlando. It is a non-stop service that allows you to travel between all 4 theme parks and avoid queuing at the gate of each park for security checks! As a matter of facts, this new service picks you up at the designated Express Transportation location and transports you directly to the drop-off location inside the gate of which ever park you would like to go to. No queuing, no waiting! The fun and magic of Disney can be reached within a few minutes!

In order to get access to the Express Transportation tickets, you need to hold a Park Hopper Option or a Walt Disney World annual pass. A single day ticket costs as little as USD15 and a multi-day pass costs USD24. The multi-day pass is valid for 7 consecutive days so you can make the best out of your family holiday!
The Express Transportation service starts everyday at 10:00 am and runs until the park closes. It runs every 30 minutes to and from the designated pick-up/drop-off locations.

To check-in you have several options:

  • Magic Kingdom Park: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin – near the exit.
  • Epcot: Spaceship Earth – on the east side.
  • Hollywood Studios: in front of Rock n Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.
  • Animal Kingdom Park: Kilimanjaro Safaris – near the entrance.

You can buy the Express Transportation tickets in various locations:

  • Ticket window at Express Transportation check-in locations.
  • Guest Relations and ticket windows at all theme parks.
  • Ticket window at Disney Springs.
  • Concierge location of the Disney resort hotels.
  • Ticket desks: Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel and Walt Disney World Swan hotel.

Once you are at the Express Transportation check-in place, just wait for a Cast Member to come and take you directly to your next destination.

This is an amazing new feature at Disney World. You will be able to enjoy more of the theme parks by traveling by Express Transportation for the fun and enjoyment of your whole family!

Amazing New Attractions Opening This Year

Pandora: the world of Avatar Disney

2017 will see the opening of several new and exciting attractions at Disney World!

  1. Miss Fortune Falls
  2. Rivers of Light
  3. Pandora: The World of Avatar

Miss Fortune Falls will open at Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in Spring 2017! Typhoon Lagoon is currently closed for refurbishment  and will re-open in Spring this year boasting a thrilling new ride! Embark onto a treasure raft with Captain Mary Oceaneer and let it take you along the longest ride in history of Disney World parks.  This is bound to be an exciting and thrilling new attraction for the whole family, opening at the perfect time with the warm weather of the Spring and Summer days. You will be able to book your tickets directly on Disney website for a fun and incredible time!

Rivers of Light is a new nighttime spectacular in Disney Animal Kingdom which is announced to be opening sometime in 2017. This is going to be an amazing nighttime show where water, light and sound come together to celebrate life on Earth across all continents. You will be transported from Asia to Africa and North America in a magical water show displaying wild animals and beautiful nature in an explosion of colors, music and special effects! The opening date for this highly anticipated show is yet to be announced by Disney.

Pandora: the World of Avatar is a brand new land in Disney Animal Kingdom Park! This new attraction is based on the film Avatar and will transport you into a magical world of bioluminescence, alien wildlife and thrilling adventures!! Along with this new immersive land, you will be able to enjoy new restaurants and shops making it a place for the whole family. The opening date for this fantastic new comer is set for Summer 2017. Get ready for a magical outer space experience made for children and grown ups!