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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Returns!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

The most enjoyable spooky time of the year has come around again at Disney World resorts! If you are travelling to Disney World this September or in October, then make sure you do not miss the famous Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! Unlike it’s counterpart in Universal Studio, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is meant to enchant rather than spook and is a real treat for the whole family.

This year, Disney has increased the number of nights where you can attend the magical party to 32 nights instead of 29 last year! You will be able to enjoy the park to yourself (with other ticket holders) from 7pm and enjoy the Disney Halloween magic.
Meet and greet special Disney characters, go trick or treat with your favorite Disney heroes, and put on your favorite costume to join in with the Halloween fun (be sure to review Disney’s guidelines for accepted costumes first)! This year’s “Boo to You” Parade will make you skin tingle and your heart warm as the family of the Haunted Mansion parades through Magic Kingdom!

Tickets are already on sale and we recommend you book them as early as possible as those run out quite fast! If you want to avoid crowds of Halloween day and spend $100 on a ticket, plan to join the Halloween party before Halloween as September is quieter and cheaper!

A whole day and evening in the park can be tiring for the little ones, so make sure you hire a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals to maximize your time and enjoyment in the park!!

Enjoy the Best of Disney with “Early Morning Magic” Passes

Early Morning Magic at Disney

Magic Kingdom Park is opening its doors for a very few selected guests to enjoy the most magical mornings at Disney World.

“Early Morning Magic” at Fantasyland, allows guests to taste the magic of the park at sun rise! Be among the first guests allowed in the park in the morning and enjoy a crowd free magical time at first light! This first-accessed experience will put a big smile on your face as you step into an empty park and experience a few of the most famous Fantasyland attractions such as The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Peter Pan’s Flight!

Since Disney is a master at anticipating your needs, with your ticket to “Early Morning Magic” you will also be able to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at Pinocchio Village Haus! Taste some of their delicious seasonal fruits and berries, freshly baked pastries, but also smoked bacon, sausages, French toasts and more to fill you up with goodness for your day of fun ahead!

“Disney Early Magic” starts at 7:15am and finishes at 10:00am on specially selected Sundays and Tuesdays all through September. As this is a select event, admissions are very limited so be sure to book your ticket in advance!! This event is open to guests of all ages and places can be booked alongside your regular themed park admission tickets.

If you are planning a long day out with your little ones, think about renting a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals to ensure the comfort of your kids and your peace of mind all day long!

Celebrate World Photo Day with Disney’s PhotoPass Day!

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On August 19th the world will celebrate World Photo Day! Disney’s also keen to join the celebration by bringing back Disney PhotoPass Day! Disney PhotoPass Service will offer exclusive photo opportunities with a special emphasis on Disney Princesses!  Disney Princesses will be put on a pedestal on August 19th in honor of Disney’s “Dream Big, Princess” campaign. Guests will be able to find great photo opportunities with Disney Princesses such as, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Jasmine etc. Each park will hold different celebrations and opportunities to meet different Disney Princesses as well as other favorite Disney characters.

  • Disney Animal Kingdom: meet Pocahontas and get a Jungle Book magic shot!
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studio: meet the evil Queen from Snow White, Cruella De Vil and Maleficent and take a shot in front of the Theater of the Stars
  • Epcot: meet Princess Jasmine and take Baymax Animated Magic Shot
  • Magic Kingdom Park: meet Snow White and Dopey, and take a picture in Cinderella Coach in Fantasy land!
  • Disney Springs: get a Fairy Wing Magic Shot or get your personalized story book and become a Disney Princess yourself!

They will be many more Princesses and photo shot opportunities during Disney PhotoPass Day that you shouldn’t miss if you’re planning a day out to Disney World on August 19th! Don’t forget to share pictures taken with your Disney PhotoPass with the #DreamBigPrincess, so Disney can donate to the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign to help empowering girls around the world! If you’re going with your own little Princes and Princesses, don’t forget to rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals to have a relaxed and enjoyable day out with your family.

The Best PhotoPass Locations at Disney this Summer

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Going to Disney World this summer and want to immortalize your experience? Disney PhotoPass enables you to preserve those unforgettable moments and share them with your friends and family. Located at various stations inside the parks, the PhotoPass photographers are ready to capture your best moments at Disney.

This summer there are some brand new PhotoPass Services that must be done while you’re enjoying a vacation at Disney.

  • Magic Kingdom “Tangled” lantern prop : go to rapunzel tower after dark and find the PhotoPass photographer there to take a picture with a “Tangled” inspired lantern to illuminate your night.
  • Epcot Lotus blossom prop – this is one of the new photo props. Go to the China Pavilion after dark and find a PhotoPass photographer waiting for you with a lotus blossom prop that will bring out the magic of the moment.
  • Pandora The World of Avatar – the new park will also have PhotoPass photographers and many amazing locations to take beautiful pictures of you and your family during your visit to the park.
  • Magic Shot – once your photo has been taken you can visit one of the select photographers you can ask for your favorite Disney characters to be added to the picture with you such as Tinker Bell, Chip and many more.
  • Disney Springs Virtual backgrounds – If you go to Disney PhotoPass Studio you’ll be able to pose in front of your favorite Disney background! The virtual backgrounds place you right inside your favorite Disney story!

Take the time to stop at one of those PhotoPass photographers to make your Disney experience with your family truly memorable! Once you picture has been taken you can choose to download it, print it and share it with your loved ones!

Why Getting Married at Disney is Both a Magical and Practical Choice?

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Getting hitch at Disney World might be a childhood princess dream, or to some it might seem like a completely immature ‘adult’ choice to make. Whatever your vision, there are in fact a few practicalities to getting married at Disney World worth thinking about.

#1 – The location! Most couples who are getting married come from different home towns, sometimes each located on the opposite side of the country, meaning that family would need plane tickets anyway. Orlando offers cheap flight deals all year round as it is a popular touristic destination and is easy to get to from anywhere!
Most cities are crowded making finding a wedding venue and places for your guests to stay expensive and very challenging! Orlando has a plethora of hotels to choose from, and most of them will offer a shuttle service to and from the Disney parks!
The climate is also something to consider! Orland has a warm and forgiving climate making the chances of your wedding day being sunny and warm incredibly high!

#2 – Entertainment! Having you wedding at Disney World also means that you guests will have plenty of opportunities to entertain themselves when you’re not available to them! That way you can spend time with different group of family and friends without anyone getting bored and resentful!

#3 – The Legendary Disney hospitality – It is a well-known fact that Disney knows hospitality and is a master at it! Disney’s service is impeccable, and they will take care of everything if you require so (catering, cake and flowers, photographers, wedding band etc.). They provide wedding planners free of charge and they are prepare to help you out all the way!

#4 – Price – Getting married at Disney doesn’t need to be the price of a small castle! Aside from getting married at the Magic Kingdom in front of the Cinderella Castle, Disney offers a very tasteful wedding venue called the Victorian Pavillion. Packages for this venue and a small guest list start just under $3,000!!

How to Experience Disney World on a Budget

 

Disney on a budget

You’re thinking about taking your family on a vacation to Disney World, but have a tight budget? Here are a few tips on how to stay within your budget limit and still have a great time!

#1 – Drive (your own car)! Yes, this might be a long trip and it might require a stop or two in a motel… But, it will certainly be cheaper than to buy a flight ticket for each member of your family, then having to rent a car to get to Disney World!! Plus, this is a chance for your kids (and you!) to see some of the beautiful North American scenery and a road trip is always exciting for kids.

#2 – Off-season is the right time to go! Don’t plan your holiday in the peak season, prices will be more expensive everywhere and Disney resorts will be crowded! Not only will this be a cheaper option, it will also be more enjoyable for you and your kids.

#3- Budget hotel – Disney has a few budget hotels on property! They all boast free transportation to the parks and have pools! If you are happy to sleep in a Disney overdosed decor for a few nights, then this is cheaper option for you and your family!

#4 – Camping? Yes, you can go camping at Disney World! Fort Wilderness is a great campsite for you and your kids! It has free water transportation to the park, and a pool with water slides! The starting price for this option is $53!

#5 – Outside Disney. You can also stay in a hotel outside of Disney park and save quite a lot of money! Makes sure the hotel you choose has a shuttle to and from the park so you don’t have to pay for parking there.

#6 – Bring your own water and snacks! This is very important and often overlooked! Continuously brings drinks for the family under the burning Florida sun can quickly become very expensive! Refill your bottles at your hotel and bring them to the park! Bring snacks for you and your kids and avoid spending too much on extra treats.

#7 – Rain jackets – Yes in also rains in Florida! If you want to stay dry and not spend a little fortune on rain ponchos ($10 a piece) at Disney, pack your own!

#8 – Pool day? In Downtown Disney, hotels offer free access to their swimming pools! You’ll also find that your kids might enjoy playing with Legos at the Lego store in Downtown Disney.

#9 – Focus! Don’t try to do everything at once! Only buy tickets for one park and make the most of it! One park is already so big, there won’t be any time for you or your kids to get bored! One park a day, is a good way to go!

#10 – Rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals instead of Disney! Disney stroller rentals are more expensive: $15 for one day and you can’t take them back with you to your hotel at the end of your day (which is when you might need it most!!). With Magical Stroller Rentals Florida you can keep your stroller for the whole duration of your stay, and it is cheaper than Disney!!

Your Fairy Tale Wedding at Disney World

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The sunny and warm season is now well underway, and this is the perfect time for weddings! If you are a happy bride to be and are making plans to find a venue for the most beautiful day of your life, think about Disney World! Yes you can get married at Disney World!

For those of you who always dreamt of having a princess fairy tale wedding, this news will send you over the moon! Disney has recently opened Magic Kingdom Park to weddings! Brides and grooms are now able to get married in front of the Cinderella castle and truly feel like they are in a Disney fairy tale! Imagine kissing your prince charming in front of the most famous castle in the world. A child’s dream come true! However, this beautiful happy ending story has a catch, a very pricy catch! In order to get married in front of the Cinderella castle and feel like a true princess you need to make a royal minimum deposit of $25,000…

However, for those of you who don’t have the bank account of a Disney princess, this is not the only option available to you. Disney has a beautiful Victorian Pavilion available for couples who would still like a fairy tale wedding without ruining themselves entirely. The packages start under $3,000, and include Disney’s legendary customer service! If you want a beautiful wedding at Disney World, then this option is perfect!

Don’t forget to rent a stroller for the little ones coming to the wedding! Magical Stroller Rentals will provide strollers for the entire time needed!

New Security Arrangements at Disney World

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Disney recently announced the opening of a new screening system at Disney Magic Kingdom.

With the view of improving security and making the whole process more fluid, Walt Disney has moved its checkpoint of its most visited themed park, Magic Kingdom, from its front gate to the Transportation and Ticket center. This means that visitors will go through metal detectors as well as bag check before boarding the monorail or ferry to the Magic Kingdom park. For visitors arriving by Bus another bag check has also been created. The new security checkpoints have opened Monday 3rd April!!

These new security arrangements now make the monorail and ferry services at Magic Kingdom, part of the theme park’s secure zone. Moreover, visitors boarding at the different monorail resorts will have their own security bag checks prior boarding. This new checkpoints lay out will significantly spread the load of people coming through and thus help reduce the wait lines!

This new arrangements means that you will be able to enjoy a fully secure park with your family and spend less time waiting to have your bag checked and more time enjoying the magic of Disney. It is also worth noting that moving the security checkpoints closer to the car parks will allow you and your family to drop forbidden items back in your car, such as selfie sticks, or costumes without having to take the monorail or ferry back and go through the security wait lines all over again!

For those traveling with little ones, carrying your own or rented strollers, this is bound to be a major improvement to your holiday at Disney!

‘Happily Ever After’ New Disney Nighttime Spectacular 2017

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You love Disney’s magical Nighttime Spectaculars? You would like to end your day at Disney World by a wonderful nighttime show by the Cinderella Castle? Then, you will be mesmerized by the new Nighttime Spectacular starting at Disney Magic Kingdom on May 12: ‘Happily ever after’ 

Newer, brighter, longer! The new ‘Happily ever after’ nighttime spectacular will replace the ‘Wishes’ nighttime spectacular for a more extravagant and beautiful show this year.
The story will showcase some of the most extraordinary adventures that your favorite Disney characters have lived to achieve their most passionate dreams. The villains will also be part of the show to push our heroes to the limit of their courage and faith for a more triumphant and explosive ending with fireworks!
More than just a new story, the show will also feature more projections, immersive lighting, and lasers than ever before for a more extravagant and inspiring experience.
The new ‘Happily ever after’ nighttime spectacular will also offer a longer experience for guests and will last a whole 18 minutes for your full enjoyment.

‘Happily ever after’ will feature some of the newest and dearest Disney stories and more Disney characters than ever before including:

  • Aladdin
  • The Lion King
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Moana
  • Mulan
  • Tarzan
  • Wall-E
  • Zootopia
  • Up
  • Frozen
  • The Incredibles

The new ‘Happily ever after‘ Disney nighttime show spectacular will transport you in a magical universe where a flying Tinker Bell will remind you that everyone can live happily ever after with a bit of little Disney magic. This wonderful extravaganza will be the jewel at the end of your day and will make your entire family dream of pixie dust, courage and adventure.

 

Walt Disney Baby Care Centers: a Peaceful Haven!

 

Disney Baby Care Centre Maps

All parents traveling with little ones know that even if very gratifying, the whole expedition also comes with challenges!
Disney World Resorts are experts in making family travels as easy as possible. Therefore, if you are coming to Disney World with your baby, Baby Care Centers are your allies!

First of all, each theme park is equipped with one Baby Care Center making it practical and impractical at the same time as you could be quite far away from it even if it is within the park. However, the location of each Baby Care Center is marked on each theme park map, so you can easily plan time away from the crowd with your baby. Most Disney Baby Care Centers are located close to the First Aid Center and you can find signs directing you to them.

Each Baby Care Center is equipped with:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Private nursing room equipped with rocking chairs
  • Changing tables with unisex bathrooms
  • A feeding area equipped with highchairs
  • A kitchen with a microwave and oven and a sink.
  • A main room equipped with a television, sofa, chairs and a table.
  • An on-site shop providing various products for purchase such as, formula, diapers, wipes, baby food, sunscreen, over the counter medication, juice and clothing.

All Baby Care Centers are free to use and anyone with small children are allowed to use them.

These are real peaceful havens for you and your baby, where you can step away from the crowd, and noise, take some time to relax and take care of your little one. Baby Care Centers can make a real difference to your holiday, as you will not have to compromise between enjoying the park and being comfortable with your baby. They can transform what could be difficult times, real moments of joy.