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Great Tips for Surviving Disney during Thanksgiving

thanksgiving at Disney

November is usually a pretty quiet time at Disney World Orlando, except for Thanksgiving week! Your kids are out of school, it’s a family holiday, so you’re thinking that planning a holiday at Disney World resorts for Thanksgiving is a great idea! Well, many other families have had the exact same idea and the parks quickly crowd up during that week.

If you don’t want your happy family time to turn into a real nightmare, here are a few survival tips for your thanksgiving trip to Disney World:

  • Arrive early: Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest time of the year for Disney, so make sure you arrive at the gate at least one hour early so you can enjoy the rides and entertainment before the crowd moves in! If you’ve never been to Disney, this will allow you to get a great feel of the place and feel more comfortable with your kids being over excited for their first Disney experience too!
  • Pick your park wisely: depending on entertainment, parks might get busier than others on different days. Try to stay alert on which day to chose a park to avoid the biggest crowds. Avoid park hoping as this will make your life hell, especially if a park gets to capacity.
  • Plan ahead: this is especially true during busy times at Disney World! The parks are huge, the entertainments, rides and shows plentiful and you can quickly end up dispersing yourself and not achieve anything. What is your (or your family’s) priority? Rides, parades, shows? Make sure you make a plan of what you absolutely want to do before you get to Disney World and stick to it once you’re in there!!
  • Dine outside meals times: restaurants during Thanksgiving week will be extra crowded and waiting times extra long! If you avoid usual meal times, you can cut your waiting time by quite a lot! Make sure you eat a big breakfast as to be able to have a late lunch, or even better, pack your lunch if you can!
  • Rent a stroller: long crowded days at Disney can be extremely tiring for the little ones! Make sure you rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals as you will get a better value than with Disney strollers. Whether you are staying in the park or outside, you won’t need to give your stroller back until the end of your stay!

Get Excited for the New Star Wars: Galxay’s Edge!

Star wars: Galaxy's Edge

Rumors were spread earlier this year about what features the new Star Wars land in Disney’s Hollywood Studio would include… Some of the mysteries surrounding this new land were revealed at Disney run 23D Expo that just ended.

First of all, the new Star Wars land finally has a name and it is: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! The new lands (yes, lands) will open in 2019 starting first in Disneyland in California, then in Disney World in Orlando, Florida! Both lands will encompass about 14 acres of pure excitement!

As far as attractions go, the Star Wars fans will not be disappointed:

  • The Millennium Falcon: take control of this famous “hunk of junk”, accompanied by Han Solo and Chewbacca who will help you navigate your through the Galaxy!
  • The Star Wars battle: fight amidst a major battle between the Resistance and the First Order! Guests will feel as if they were inside a Star Destroyer and take full part in the action! It is going to be an attraction like never seen before.

A Star Wars hotel will also be part of the new park in Disney’s Hollywood Studio! This hotel will provide a complete 100% immersive experience! From start to finish, guests will take part in unique personalized adventures, talking to famous Star Wars characters and even dressing up accordingly!

All Star Wars fans, big or small, young or old, will marvel at the perspective of spending time in this new and exciting park to open in both Disneyland and Disney World in 2019!

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

wedding rings and flowers

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!!

Pro Bowl Arrives at Disney World in 2017

NFL Football

Pro Bowl players will meet Mickey Mouse in 2017!

Big news in the world of football as the joint press conference in June 2016 with Disney, ESPN and NFL revealed that the Pro Bowl would move from Aloha Stadium in Hawaii to Orlando in Florida from 2017! The NFL declared they had made a multi year deal to move the game to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
Furthermore, the NFL announced that the Pro Bowl game will change from the ‘drafted’ format used these previous years and now return to the ‘conferenced’ format, matching up AFC and NFC players.
This is your chance to witness and experience one of the most exciting events of the year, as many NFL superstars will arrive at Disney World Orlando the week of January 24th 2017 for the Pro Bowl taking place on January 29th.

Festivities will start on Tuesday January 24th at the Wide World of Sports Complex where team practices will be held as well as other exciting events such as a free football themed festival tailored for the whole family, and youth football events.
On January 26th the ‘Pro Bowl Skills Showdown’ will also be taped at the Wide World of Sports Complex and thrilling activities will be help at Disney Springs and Epcot such as the Pro Bowl 5K run.
Hold you breath for the most magical and exhilarating event of all on January 27th as Pro Bowl players, and NFL cheerleaders along with community groups will celebrate the start of the Pro Bowl game 2017 at Disney by marching in an incredible parade down Main Street, U.S.A in the Magic Kingdom Park.

Come and celebrate this once in a lifetime event at Disney World Orlando and combine the magic of Disney with the thrill of Pro Bowl! This is the perfect celebration for the whole family and a fantastic start of this New Year 2017. This is your chance to approach NFL football superstars as well as your favorite Disney characters at the same time in a family friendly, adventurous, and enchanting environment. In addition to buying your Disney World passes for this exciting week, you can buy your Pro Bowl game tickets on the NFL website and make this holiday complete and an unforgettable event for your whole family.