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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.

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!

Pandora: the World of Avatar, the brand new Disney attraction!

 

Pandora: the world of Avatar

Walk into the magical universe of Pandora: the World of Avatar in May 2017 at Walt Disney World resort! This is a brand new world opening at Animal Kingdom’s park on May 27th, which will allow you to set foot into the extraordinary universe of the movie Avatar.

It is back in 2011 that the adventure starts, when Disney and James Cameron (Avatar’s movie director) join forces to bring the world of Avatar to life at Disney World Orlando. The attraction’s back story is set a generation after the movie when the indigenous population, the Na’vi, and the Resources Development Administration (DRA) were at war. In this new Pandora  at Disney World guests will be able to enjoy a conflict free planet where humans and the indigenous Na’vi live in peace. This world will transport you into a universe of bioluminescence, floating planets and alien wildlife.

Walk into the Valley of Mo’ara and discover the magnificent floating mountain ranges and enjoy its brand new rides:

  • Avatar flight of passage: learn to fly on a Mountain Banshee with a virtual simulator!!
  • Na’vi River Journey: a magical boat ride for the whole family that takes you on a gentle river where you will be able to discover the full beauty of Pandora.

This new Walt Disney experience will leave you mesmerized as you penetrate this wonderful alien world, full of colors and life, that celebrates the beauty of nature! You can purchase tickets for this new attraction now on the official Walt Disney World website. The tickets start at USD 99.50 for two days and decrease if you stay longer.

Brand new shops and restaurants are also opening at the location, making sure you never get bored! Come and taste some ‘alien’ cuisine with interesting flavors developed by Disney’s culinary team! This new attraction will bring joy to your whole family, making your holiday unforgettable.

Walt Disney Baby Care Centers: a Peaceful Haven!

 

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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.

3 Great Tips to Make Your Disney Experience Successful with Kids

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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.

The My Disney Experience Online App – 9 things you need to know

The My Disney Experience Online Guide and App make are the best (and most convenient) way to plan your Disney trip and manage all the details in one place. Whether you are on your computer, using the My Disney Experience Online Guide or on your phone, using the My Disney Experience Online App, you have all the tools and features you need for a stress-free Disney vacation planning.

Here are 9 things you need to know about Disney’s official app:

1. There are interactive, GPS-enabled maps that make exploring Walt Disney World Resort and browsing through attractions and dining options a real breeze. This big update to the My Disney Experience app was launched in 2016 and is one of the greatest features of the app. The navigation works pretty much like Google maps and helps you get directions both inside the Disney parks and across the entire Walt Disney World property!
2. With its help, you can not only purchase your theme park tickets, but you can also easily access real-time wait times (the coolest feature of the app according to seasoned Disney visitors). What’s more, you can check Disney character greetings available, parade show times, and many more Disney events!
3. A super handy tool for exhausted parents and (always) hungry toddlers and children is the ability to browse through restaurant menus, check working hours, find a table, and make dining reservations in minutes (and even change your current ones). If that’s not convenience, we don’t know what is! Plus, you can filter the restaurants results by cuisine, guest rating, price range (per person), service type, etc.
4. The My Disney Experience Online App makes it possible for you to share and download your Disney PhotoPass photos (and videos). But you will have to have purchased your Memory Maker first (it will allow you to download as many photos and videos as you want – taken by the Disney’s official PhotoPass photographers).
5. Here’s why this is the only app you’ll ever need during your Disney trip: it helps you search, sort, and even filter the many different Disney activities by criteria like wait times, distance and even height requirements! How cool is that?
6. The FastPass+ feature is beyond praise. Once you get your Disney park tickets, you will be able to choose FastPass+ experiences up to 30 days in advance! And if you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel, this period is stretched to up to 60 days prior to your check-in. And the best part? You can combine your inside information about wait times with your FastPass+ advantage – just make a reservation from your app in advance and attend the attraction during your return window!
7. The interactive park maps are super easy to use (and very convenient as well). They show so much more than the paper ones. What, with waiting times, attractions descriptions, dining options, characters and everything. You can also check your current location, which is very useful for inexperienced Disney visitors.
8. Another super convenient feature allows you to add reminders for performance times of fireworks, parades, etc. to your daily plans so you never miss the next sweet bite of Disney entertainment!
9. Oh, and you can share your Disney plans with others thanks to the Family & Friends feature. Because what is a great Disney experience if you can’t share it with the ones you love?