Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Ho Ho no!

The last minute "hustle and bustle" getting to you too?! 

Anyone?! Anyone?! 



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tusker House to offer character dinner

Fun update:

Beginning March 8,2015
Tusker House will offer Donald's Safari Dinner (with character appearances by Donald Duck and Daisy)

This is a great addition to Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, and we can't wait to try it out!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Santa can be found at Disney Parks!





One of my favorite pics at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party! Me and Santa!!


Santa Claus is a busy guy this time of year, but we have good news! He’s carving time out of his schedule to pay a visit to Disney Parks, where you can meet him and fill him in on your fondest wish for this holiday season. Between now and Christmas Day, Santa will be making stops throughout Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Here are some of the places you’re bound to find him:
Be sure to consult the in-park Times Guide or ask a cast member to find out just when you can see Santa on the day of your visit, and have a wonderful ho-ho-holiday!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Star Wars Weekends to Return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios with New Dining Events!

Star Wars Weekends to Return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios with New Dining Events!

You can feel the power of the force when Star Wars Weekends returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at the Walt Disney World® Resort every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 15-June 14, 2015. This galactic event is filled with special shows, exciting presentations and more.

Plus, this year, you can take your Star Wars Weekends experience to a whole new galaxy with out-of-this universe dining experiences daily from May 4-June 14, 2015, including Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast and Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine, including Fantasmic! Dining Package.

Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast

This cosmic breakfast at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant features favorite Characters from a galaxy far, far away, including Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Greedo, Jawas and Stormtroopers.

This experience will take place daily May 4-June 14, 2015 8 a.m.-11 a.m. The price for the Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast is $49.99 per adult and $31.99 per child ages 3-9. Prices include tax, but not gratuity.

Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine, Including Fantasmic! Dining Package

This unique dining experience allows you to celebrate the Star Wars saga with special décor, themed menu options and stirring music – followed by the evening’s first Fantasmic! show. This intergalactic feast includes appearances by favorite Disney pals dressed as popular Characters from the Star Wars universe, including Jedi Mickey, Princess Leia Minnie, Darth Vader Goofy, Storm Trooper Donald and Ewoks Chip ‘n’ Dale.

This experience will take place daily May 4-June 14, 2015 from 4:15 p.m.-8 p.m. The price for the Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine, including Fantasmic! Dining Package is $57.99 per adult and $34.99 per child ages 3-9. Prices include tax, but not gratuity.

Advanced reservations for both of these dining experiences are highly recommended. Admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required. Entertainment and Character appearances are subject to change.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

June 2015 calendar of Events

June 2015
This year's dates for Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios will continue into June.
Here are the weekends for 2015:

May 15
May 22
May 29
June 5
June 12


June 2015
Orlando Gay Days - This is event is NOT affiliated with the Disney Company in any way. It has been happening in the Orlando area since 1991. Although Main Street Memories is not affiliated with this event, we do post the calendar of events, so that you will be well informed.

Thursday, June 4 - Animal Kingdom
Friday, June 5- Hollywood Studios
Saturday, June 6- Magic Kingdom
Sunday, June 7 - EPCOT






Monday, November 24, 2014

New Year's Eve plans at Walt Disney World Resort

Shawn, over at the Disney Parks blog, just gave this update:

It may still be November, but I bet many of you are already thinking ahead and starting to make plans for New Year’s Eve. Well, if you’re going to be ringing in 2015 at Walt Disney World Resort, here’s a rundown of some of the entertainment we have planned for this year’s celebration.
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  • Epcot – It’s a night-long party throughout Epcot, with unique entertainment including a DJ and light show at the Future World Fountain Stage, dancing under flame effects and a smoke-billowing dragon in China, a British blast to the past in United Kingdom, Euro-pop and lasers in Italy, and a Latin band and DJ on the America Gardens Stage. Cap it all off with one of two showings of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” fireworks, at 6:00 p.m. or 11:40 p.m., followed by a countdown and pyrotechnic salute to the new year.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Exclusive specialty drinks and food items are available throughout the night, as the Event Stage comes alive with an energetic DJ and performances by Mulch, Sweat & Shears. As midnight approaches, the band takes the stage to count down to 2015 and plays live during a jaw-dropping fireworks spectacular.
  • Magic Kingdom Park – You can get a head start on the festivities, with a special New Year’s Eve eve presentation of “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks at 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30. The same show will be repeated on December 31.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cinderella’s Dining at Cítricos–Breakfast and Brunch with the Disney Princesses at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Pam, Disney Parks Blog Writer, shared some exciting information this week!

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Beginning January 8, 2015, the Disney princesses will welcome guests to Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa while we spruce up Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom Park. Reservations are available for Walt Disney World Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members beginning December 3. Reservations open to all guests on December 4.
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Cinderella will be there to greet guests as they arrive, and the Disney princesses will visit each table for photos and autographs during the dining experience. Diners also can participate in an interactive “Magical Wishing Ceremony” with Cinderella and the Disney Princesses, with “wishing wands” and “wishing swords” for little ones.
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Breakfast and brunch hours are 8 a.m.-2:20 p.m., and cost is $49.99; $31.99 ages 3-9. The experience is on the Disney Dining Plan (2 entitlements). For reservations call 407-WDW-DINE. Online reservations and information will be available at a later date.
Cinderella’s Royal Table is expected to reopen in March.

Cinderella’s Dining at Cítricos
Breakfast and Brunch with the Disney Princesses
Adult Menu
APPETIZERS OF THE COURT
Bakery Basket
Choice of One:
Garden Salad–Artisanal Greens, Endive, Roasted Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, and
Marcona Almonds with Riesling Vinaigrette
Assorted Fresh Fruits

ENTRÉES ROYALE
Choice of One:
Traditional Breakfast–Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, and Twice-cooked Breakfast Potatoes
Scrambled Egg Whites, Hot Ten-Grain Cereal, Greek Yogurt topped with Granola,
Whole-Grain Bread, and Fresh Fruit
Steak and Slow-Poached Eggs with Twice-cooked Breakfast Potatoes and Wilted Spinach
Grilled Ham and Biscuit, Slow Poached Eggs topped with Sausage Gravy
Market-inspired Fish with Angel Hair Pasta, and Aromatic Tomato Sauce
Florida Shrimp with Creamy Cheddar Cheese and Smoked Bacon Grits
DESSERT TRIO
Beverages included:
Unlimited Coffee (regular/decaf), Iced Tea (regular/decaf),
Fountain Beverages, and Juices (Apple/Orange/Tomato)
One Specialty Beverage

Children’s Menu
APPETIZERS
Choice of One
Bite-size Cheddar Cheese and Grapes
Garden Salad
Fat-free Ranch Dressing
ENTRÉES
Choice of One
Turkey Pot Pie
Turkey Pot Pie topped with a Cheese Biscuit
Roasted Chicken Leg
Roasted Chicken Leg with Brown Rice Pilaf and Broccolini
Children’s Scrambled Eggs
Mickey-shaped Waffles
Steak
served with Mashed Potatoes and Sweet Corn
DESSERT TRIO
Beverages included:
Milk and Skim Milk
Fountain Beverages
Juices: Orange/Apple/Tomato
One Specialty Beverage

Specialty Beverage Selections
Adult Specialty Beverage Selection
Choice of One
Mimosa
Champagne
Seasoned & Spiced Tomato Juice with Vodka
Cappuccino
Latte
Espresso
Glass of Wine

Children’s Specialty Beverage Selection
Choice of One served in a Specialty Cup
Tink Drink
Lemonade, Orange Juice and Sprite
Strawberry Smoothie
(Menu subject to change without notice)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Jungle Cruise goes Christmas



Jungle Cruise goes Christmas :)

At Magic Kingdom Park, Jingle Cruise is again themed as if the Skippers are once again homesick for the holidays and decorated the attraction queue and boathouse with homemade decorations, gifts and items from back home. (If you listen carefully, you may also hear a holiday-themed radio broadcast playing in the background in the queue)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Disney Cruise Line introduces two popular Caribbean destinations for 2016



Early 2016 dates are available today!!
Disney Cruise Line introduces two popular Caribbean destinations – Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Martinique – into the lineup of favorite tropical itineraries for early 2016.
Port Canaveral, Florida to Eastern Caribbean, including Tortola
In 2016, Disney Cruise Line will sail from Port Canaveral on a 7-night itinerary to the Eastern Caribbean, including a call at Tortola and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.
San Juan to Southern Caribbean, including Martinique
Disney Cruise Line returns to San Juan, Puerto Rico in early 2016 as the Disney Wonder sails four 7-night cruises to the Southern Caribbean, including a stop in Martinique.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Haunted Mansion Disney Side Contest

We would LOVE if one of our guests wins this.


Share your frightfully fun Disney Parks-inspired Halloween photos and you could win a private Midnight party at the Haunted Mansion®
for you and 3 guests, followed by a spooky overnight stay at Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World® Resort!!!

http://disneysidecontest.com/

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Anna and Elsa's Boutique - Disneyland

Disneyland Update:

Anna & Elsa's Boutique is now open in the Downtown Disney District. Do you have a "Frozen" princess in your family?!  Guests ages 3 - 15 can get "Frozen"-inspired makeovers as characters like Anna, Elsa and Olaf the snowman. The stylists, known to the boutique as Crystalizers are ready to make your little princess' dream come true!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Toy Story Mania - FastPass+ test

Walt Disney World Update:

This week, Disney's Hollywood Studios is testing a new FastPass method at Toy Story Mania.
During this brief test, there will be no standby line.
Guests must have a FastPass+ to be able to ride the attraction. For guests using the Disability Card, a FastPass+ will be needed to ride this attraction during the test.

Friday, October 10th, the standby queue will be back in operation.

Monday, October 6, 2014

New Frozen Holiday Premium Package Now Available at Walt Disney World Resort



Add some festive fun to your holiday season with the new Frozen Holiday Premium Package at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® now available to book on select days Nov. 7-19, Nov. 21-Dec. 9, 2014 and Dec. 11, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015.

This limited-time offering includes:

    Reserved Seating for the “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration”
    Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights Viewing with Frozen Themed Dessert Party
    Holiday lithograph and Frozen themed pin

The Frozen Holiday Premium Package is $89 per adult and $59 per child (ages 3-9) plus tax (gratuity included). Valid theme park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required and is not included in this package price.

Contact us today for your Magical Holiday Vacation!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Candlelight Processional 2014 - update

The most recent lineup of Celebrity Narrators for the Candlelight Processional includes Jonathan Groff, voice of the character Kristoff in Disney’s “Frozen”; Joe Morton, who plays Kerry Washington’s father on “Scandal”; and actress Ana Gasteyer. Check out the full schedule below.


Nov. 28-29 Jodi Benson
Nov. 30-Dec. 2 Neil Patrick Harris
Dec. 3-4 Jonathan Groff
Dec. 5-6 Whoopi Goldberg
Dec. 7-9 TBD
Dec. 9-11 TBD
Dec. 12-14 Joe Morton
Dec. 15-17 Chita Rivera
Dec. 18-20 Ana Gasteyer
Dec. 21-23 Marlee Matlin
Dec. 24-25 Isabella Rossellini
Dec. 26-27 Blair Underwood
Dec. 28-30 Steven Curtis Chapman

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Club Disney Has Fun for Little Ones at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in Walt Disney World Resort just opened a brand-new children’s activity center called Club Disney, which is a great place to for little ones to play while their parents catch some alone time.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Memory Maker update



Memory Maker update:
Just released today, we are excited to add a photo and video memento at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Now, when you ride the attraction with a MagicBand and a linked Memory Maker entitlement you will have your photo and video automatically associated to your My Disney Experience account.

You’ll also be able to view, download and share the photo and video of your Family & Friends Connections and Managed Guests who also experienced Seven Dwarfs Mine Train while wearing a MagicBand.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Family of the Day



Family of the Day! 

I'm pretty sure there's nothing cuter than this! Thank you, Rewis Family, for letting me plan your surprise Disney Cruise!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Ten Things Disney Cruisers Never Say

A fun post from the Disney Parks Blog last week:

Any Disney cruiser will tell you all about the magical memories they are making on their voyage, complete with fun family activities, delicious dining and awesome entertainment. But as much as there is to talk about, there are some things you’ll never hear anyone say aboard a Disney ship...
  1. “I’m not sure a worry-free vacation is right for our family.”
  1. “One ride on the AquaDuck is enough for me.”
  2. “I don’t want any free ice cream.”
  3. “There’s not enough space to store my luggage!”
  4. “I’ll just wait to see that new movie back home in a theater.”
  1. “I totally didn’t cry at the end of Disney’s Believe.”
  2. “But I like to pay for room service!”
  3. “I wish the serving team wasn’t so good at keeping my kids happy during dinner.”
  4. “There aren’t enough fruity drink options.”
  1. “It’s Castaway Cay day? I think I’ll stay in my stateroom.”

Don't you agree!!! (with my hand raised high!)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Magic Bands: Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Magic Band update:
During the months of September and October, a limited edition 5000 MagicBand will be available only at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!
These Limited Edition Magic Bands will be available for purchase at the Frontierland Trading Post and the Emporium for $29.95 each.

Party admission IS required. There will NOT be a "link it later" option.

Monday, August 25, 2014

“The Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle” Premium Dessert Party

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“The Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle” Premium Dessert Party has been added to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Parties!


Lady Tremaine will welcome guests, and her personal piano player provides live music. (She’ll sing a few haunting solos while guests enjoy the delicious desserts inspired by the villains.)

Cost is $99 ages 3 and older, plus tax (gratuity included). Admission to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is required – this is a separate ticketed event not included in Magic Kingdom Park admission.

Your ticket includes:

    Preferred Viewing for the 8:15 p.m. Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade
    Watch the Headless Horseman lead off the parade on a hair-raising ride, followed by a collection of frightful floats and some of your favorite Disney Characters in Halloween costumes.
    Preferred Viewing for HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular
    The Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion and some of the most notorious Disney Villains light up the sky to wicked remixes of their favorite songs.
    Dessert Soiree at Cinderella’s Royal Table
    Lady Tremaine shares her musical talents while you enjoy themed desserts, specialty non-alcoholic drinks, entertainment and visits from some of your favorite Disney villains. Each guest gets an autograph card and souvenir Maleficent dragon cup.


Call us today to reserve your spot, or to book your Disney Vacation!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A few fun additions to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2014

Walt Disney World announced on their blog, there are some exciting additions coming!


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A few new villain activities:

The popular “Villains Mix & Mingle – Live on Stage” returns to the Castle Forecourt Stage several times each night, with an unforgettable performance by beloved baddies from Disney films. Throughout the evening, guests interested in meeting their favorite Disney villains will now encounter them at locations around the park. Look for Jafar in Adventureland and the Queen of Hearts near Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland, while Lotso lurks near Buzz Lightyear in Tomorrowland.
At Princess Fairytale Hall, guests can choose between visiting Anna and Elsa or dropping in to see Snow White and Aurora, but be warned! The Queen and Maleficent are crashing this princess party, joining Snow White and Aurora for the night.

Club Villian:
Another all-new feature of this year’s event, Club Villain, takes over The Diamond Horseshoe in Liberty Square with a wicked atmosphere, lively music, glowing décor, and appearances by Cruella De Vil, Dr. Facilier, Anastasia, Drizella, Lady Tremaine, and more!

Some updates to the Boo to You Halloween Parade:
We’re also introducing enhancements to Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade, including the expansion of the Phineas and Ferb Creepa Crew pre-parade interactive experience to more of the parade route and the first-ever appearance of Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope in the parade.
Of course, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party also features treat trails with candy galore, the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball in Tomorrowland, appearances by Jack and Sally from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the ride of the Headless Horseman, and “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks.

Thanks to the Disney Parks blog for always keeping us up today on the fun happenings!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Halloween on the High Seas

posted on the Disney Parks Blog by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


We’re nearly two weeks away from the start of this year’s first Halloween on the High Seas cruise! As we prepare for our extra spooky celebration, bringing ghoulishly good fun to all four ships, we’re putting the finishing touches on our new Pumpkin Trees. Check out these behind-the-scenes photos of our team getting the trees ready to plant on the ships …
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If you look closely, you may even see some of the décor for our Very Merrytime Cruises. And you thought you needed a lot of space to store your holiday decorations! Who else is excited to celebrate Halloween and all of the winter holidays with Disney Cruise Line?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Pandora Jewelry is coming to Disney Parks

Fun update:
PANDORA Jewelry is coming to Disney Parks!

The new collection of hand finished sterling silver and 14K gold charms was created in collaboration with Disney Consumer Products and Disney Theme Park Merchandise, and will feature inspirations from some of Disney’s most beloved characters. The collection will include 25 different styles, with an additional 16 styles found only at Disney Parks.

PANDORA will also be the sponsor of the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park and beginning in 2015, PANDORA Jewelry will become a presenting sponsor of the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend held annually at the Disneyland Resort.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tower of Terror Video!

Fun update:



New to Walt Disney World:
Beginning Aug. 12, 2014, Guests with both a MagicBand and a linked Memory Maker entitlement who ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® will find a video memento of their 13-story drop automatically associated to their My Disney Experience account.

The Attraction video will be available only to Guests who have purchased Memory Maker and have linked their Memory Maker entitlement and MagicBand to their My Disney Experience account.

Guests with a linked Memory Maker entitlement also will be able to view and download the videos of their linked Family & Friends and Managed Guests that also have MagicBands.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios



It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

Well, not really, but the dates have been officially announced for the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios!

The lights will be in place November 7,2014 thru January 4,2015.

The display of over 5 million+ lights is simply incredible.
If you haven't had the chance to see it, it's a great excuse for a trip this Winter!

 

Friday, August 8, 2014

"Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!" at Disney's Hollywood Studios® is now extended through Sept. 28, 2014

"Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!" at Disney's Hollywood Studios® is now extended through Sept. 28, 2014. This exciting event brings the popular Disney film "Frozen" to life with a full-range of immersive experiences.



From welcoming Anna and Elsa during a royal procession and ice skating at Oaken's "Frozen" Funland to joining in a special "Frozen" sing-along celebration, you can enjoy a flurry of "Frozen" fun for the whole family! 

Plus, on select nights, a "Frozen" fireworks display, featuring cool Character appearances and an explosive soundtrack, caps off the evening! The "Frozen" Fireworks Spectacular may be viewed on the following nights: July 5-Aug. 22; Aug. 24-Sept. 1; Sept. 5-7; Sept. 12-14; Sept. 19-21; and Sept. 26-28, 2014.

And, while "Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!" Premium Packages have already sold out from July 5-Aug. 22 and Aug. 24-Sept. 1, 2014, you can still enjoy Premium Packages on the following weekends: Sept. 5-7; Sept. 12-14; Sept. 19-21; and Sept. 26-28, 2014.

The “Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!" Premium Package includes reserved viewing and refreshments during Anna and Elsa's Royal Welcome, reserved seating for "For the First Time in Forever: A 'Frozen' Sing-Along Celebration," and reserved viewing and dessert party during "Frozen" Fireworks Spectacular.

"Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!" Premium Packages cost $69.00 for adults and $39.00 for children (3-9) (tax and gratuity included).

Reserve a “Frozen” Summer Fun Premium Package today! Give us a call!!

 Online reservations are not available for this event. Advance reservations are highly recommended.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

How to make your FastPass+ selections

Here's a step-by-step tutorial to help make the FastPass+ selection go a  little smoother for you!

1. Login to your www.MyDisneyExperience.com account

2. Hover over "My Disney Experience" and click on "My Reservations" to be sure that your reservation has been linked and you indeed are ready to proceed.

Note: sometimes this screen takes a minute to load your reservation details.

Then, after viewing your reservation details, and confirming that you are 60 days (or less) from your arrival date, you are ready to begin making your FastPass+ selections.





Now....let's begin!

Hover over My Disney Experience, then click on FastPass+


Then, click on New FastPass+



Then, choose "Select All"

(if you want to choose individual FastPass+ selections for your family members, you can do that, but for ease of use, in this tutorial, we will work with "Select All")
 

Choose your Park and Date:

On this page, you will select the date you are working on, and the Park you will be in that day.

It will default to Magic Kingdom.


Choose your FastPass+ Selections:



Now...the fun begins.

 
You will choose your FastPass+ selections here.

You may choose up to 3 per day.

You do NOT have to choose 3.
You may choose only 1 or 2 if you would like.
But no more than 3.

And only one park per day.

Once you have chosen 3, select the "next" button.

Choose your Time:

 
This page gives you options.
You will want to chose the "best option" that works for you.

Keeping this in mind:
After this page, you can updated the time of the FastPass+
So, don't be discouraged if the "Choose your Time" page doesn't give you the most desirable time options.

Congratulations! Your FastPass+ selections for today have been confirmed.

 
Change the Time:
On this same page (the Congratulations page)  you can click the "Modify" button just below the name of the attraction.

 Then, click the dropdown box, with the time options and choose the time that works best for you.






Then, be sure to click UPDATE when you are finished!
 

And then! There ya go!


You are ready to move to the next day!!!

 

 

 

 
 

 

 




Friday, August 1, 2014

Five Things You Can’t Miss During Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park

posted on The Disney Parks Blog July 30th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

It may be July, but the time has come to get ready once again for Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland park! Tickets are on sale to the general public here, and there’s so much to look forward to. Here are my top five can’t-miss favorites at Mickey’s Halloween Party.
Mickey's Costume Party Cavalcade at Mickey's Halloween Party in Disneyland Park
  1. Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade – this is an exclusive, for Mickey’s Halloween Party guests only.
  2. Disney Villains make special appearances at Mickey’s Halloween Party in a series of must-see moments in Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A.
  3. Mickey’s Halloween Party in Disneyland Park

  4. Trick-or-treat stations throughout Disneyland park, stocked with candy and healthy goodies.
  5. Halloween Screams, fireworks spectacular – another exclusive just for party guests.
  6. Monsters U Dance Party at Tomorrowland Terrace, featuring Mike & Sulley and the Monster Scare-Off.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Disney Parks Salutes U.S. Military with Special Ticket, Room Rates

posted on July 21st, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks via Disney Parks Blog

JULY 4TH CELEBRATED AT WALT DISNEY WORLD IN FLORIDA
Today, we’re announcing new special pricing on theme park tickets and accommodations for active duty U.S. military personnel at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Here’s a look at the details:
At Walt Disney World Resort – from August 25, 2014, through September 30, 2015, active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses can purchase:
  • Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper Option for $177 each, plus tax
  • Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Water Park Fun and More Option for $177 each, plus tax
  • Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper and Water Park Fun and More Options for $207 each, plus tax.
Walt Disney World Resort tickets may be used September 28, 2014, through October 3, 2015, except that the tickets may not be used December 22, 2014 – January 2, 2015 and March 29 – April 9, 2015.
For information on Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to Walt Disney World Resort, or to make room reservations at Walt Disney World Resort, military personnel may call 407-939-7830 or participating U.S. military base ticket offices.
At the Disneyland Resort – from August 25, 2014, through October 1, 2015, active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses can purchase:
  • Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $132 each
Disneyland tickets may be used September 28, 2014, through October 3, 2015, except that the tickets may not be used December 25, 2014 – January 4, 2015 and March 29 – April 9, 2015.
Active and retired U.S. military personnel can purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets for themselves and up to five additional family members or friends. No more than six Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased by any eligible member of the U.S. military (or spouse) pursuant to this offer. All tickets and options are non-transferable and must be used by October 3, 2015.
Active and retired U.S. military personnel can also take advantage of specially priced rooms at select Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort hotels.* This offer is valid for stays most nights from September 28, 2014, through October 3, 2015, except for:
  • November 27 – November 29, 2014
  • December 24 – December 31, 2014
  • March 30 – April 4, 2015
For information regarding Disney 3-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Disneyland Resort, or to make room reservations at the Disneyland Resort, military personnel may call 714-520-7088 or participating U.S. military base ticket offices. Information is also available at disneymilitaryoffers.com.
Here are some other details you should know about:
  • Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased at participating U.S. military sales outlets ONLY by Eligible Service Members (defined below) or their spouses (but not both), for use by themselves and other family members and friends, as provided herein. These Tickets may not be otherwise transferred, distributed or resold.
  • “Eligible Service Members” are active or retired members of the U.S. military, including the National Guard, Reservists and the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • The actual prices charged at the individual U.S. military base ticket offices for Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be less than the prices set forth above.
  • Participating military sales outlets must require that Eligible Service Members (or their spouses) present valid military identification to purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets.
  • Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Walt Disney World Resort are not valid until activated by the Eligible Service Members (or their spouses) at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows. Tickets and options expire and may not be used after October 3, 2015. Valid military identification will be required for purchase and use.
  • Disney 3-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Disneyland Resort expire and may not be used after October 3, 2015. Valid military identification will be required for purchase and use.
  • No more than six (6) Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased and (if applicable) activated by any Eligible Service Member or spouse (regardless of the place of purchase and whether purchased by that person or that person’s spouse). In addition, one of the six (6) Tickets purchased must be used by the Eligible Service Member or his/her spouse.
  • Each Disney Military Promotional Ticket must be used by the same person on any and all days.
*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Minimum length of stay requirements may apply. Valid Military ID will be required upon check-in, and military member (or spouse) must stay in the room. No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required. Additional per-adult charges apply at the Walt Disney World Resort if there are more than two adults per room. Other restrictions apply.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Santa’s Summer Vacation on Disney Cruise Line


Beginning in early November, you can delight in magical merriment at sea with Very MerryTime Cruises aboard Disney Cruise Line. A winter wonderland awaits you and your family as you discover a festive fusion of holiday-themed entertainment, activities and décor.

In preparation for his busy winter schedule, Santa Claus was recently spotted onboard Disney Cruise Line. Take a look at some of his summer vacation fun in this video!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Disney Cruise Line Meets Anna and Elsa

Disney Cruise Line update:
“Frozen” Characters Appearing on Select Disney Cruise Line Sailings This Summer
Princess Anna and Queen Elsa from the popular Disney animated film, “Frozen” are appearing on select 7-night and longer sailings aboard Disney Magic, Disney Wonder and Disney Fantasy throughout the summer.

You can meet and greet these favorite Disney Royals at various times during select cruises.

Please note this summer’s royal tour does not currently include visits aboard the Disney Dream.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It’s Lovely Weather To Book A Sleigh Ride Together With You at Walt Disney World!

Mark Beatty, Worldwide Ranch Animal Operations Manager , from the Disney Parks blog posted:


Outside the snow isn’t falling, but friends are calling, “Yoo hoo… Now is the time to make your reservations!”
You may think it’s too early, but now is a great time to book your holiday sleigh ride at the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground!
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Holiday sleigh rides begin on November 28th and run nightly through December 30th. Each sleigh holds up to 4 adults (or two adults and 3 children). The 25-minute sleigh ride is $70 per sleigh and includes 1 collector’s pin per reservation.
As we await the holiday season, the Tri-Circle-D Ranch offers plenty of year round activities to keep you busy. Guests over nine years old can enjoy a 45-minute horseback ride through Florida’s natural wilderness, and for the younger riders, pony rides are a great introduction to our 4-legged equine friends!
If you just can’t wait until the holiday season to relax, carriage rides are offered throughout the year at Disney’s Fort Wilderness and Campground and Port Orleans Resort!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fall Discount

Fall Discount:
You can save up to 30% when you stay at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights 10/4 – 11/25 and 11/29 – 12/23/14.

Travel Dates:October 4 – November 25
November 29 & December 23, 2014.

•       Save 15% off at a Value Resort

•       Save 20% off at a Moderate Resort

•       Save 30% off at a Deluxe Resort

•       Save 30% off at a Deluxe Villa Resort

Offer excludes campsites, 3-Bedroom Villas and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, and Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
 available for other Resorts.

**This offer has limited availability!

If you already have a reservation with us, we are working to check availability, and lower your price.

Please be patient, as hold times are lengthy, and coffee is needed :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

New Disney Cruise Line Infant Age Limit Policy


Effective July 18, 2014, for all new bookings for sailings commencing after Jan. 1, 2015, the minimum age to sail aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships will increase from 12 weeks to 6 months of age on most itineraries. The minimum age for Transatlantic, Hawai'i and Panama Canal itineraries will increase to 1 year of age. This change is consistent with the age restrictions of others in the cruise industry.

Guests with existing reservations to sail in 2015 with a child between the ages of 12 weeks and 1 year will be allowed to sail on their existing reservations. After July 18, 2014, all new bookings for 2015 sailings must comply with the new age limits.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration to Begin Spring 2015







Posted by posted on July 17th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort
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Today, in addition to celebrating the 59th birthday of the Disneyland Resort, we gave guests and fans a sneak peek at our upcoming Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, which begins spring 2015. We’re excited for all of what’s to come next year, but in the meantime, here’s your first look at the logo for this sparkling celebration.

“It’s an incredible time at the Disneyland Resort as we prepare for next year’s Diamond Celebration,” said Michael Colglazier, president, Disneyland Resort. “We’re excited to honor our rich history, to celebrate the incredible magic that fills our resort today, and to create unforgettable memories with our guests for many years to come.”
As part of this morning’s festivities, we’re inviting the generations of families and friends who have visited to share their favorite memories through the photos they have taken at the resort. We’ll share some of the photos here on the Disney Parks Blog, and one lucky guest will have a chance to win a trip to the start of the 60th anniversary celebration in spring 2015. Starting today, fans in the United States and District of Columbia are invited to submit photos that represent their memories from the Disneyland Decades – 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000 to the present. Using hashtag #Disneyland60Contest, guests may share the photos via Twitter or Instagram. Let us know the decade in which the photo was taken in the description or tweet. For details and rules, click here.
We look forward to celebrating 60 years of The Happiest Place on Earth with you!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fun craft - Disney Photo Mat

posted on July 15th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


If a picture says a thousand words, I say a picture frame can say a thousand more. In this new “Show Your DIY Disney Side,” I’m making quick and easy photo mats using Disneyland Resort tickets and guide maps.
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As much as I love sharing pictures with friends on social media, there’s something special about good ol’ unfiltered, un-hashtagged photo prints. What better way to put these beauties on display than with a unique photo mat? I used Disney Parks tickets and maps because they’re bright and colorful (Plus, it’s a great way to show your Disney Side).
If you have the materials, it’s fun to theme your mat to your photo – admission tickets for a concert photo, a street map for a road-trip snapshot, leftover gift wrap for a birthday photo — the options are endless!
Supplies:
  • Any decorative paper (I used my old park tickets and a guide map, but any other decorative paper will work)
  • Picture frames (I used 8” x 10” and 4” x 6” frames)
  • Craft knife
  • Your favorite photos (I used a 4” x 6” photo for the bigger frame and wallet-sized photo for the smaller, but you can use whatever sizes you’d like)
Step 1: Take the picture frame apart, separating the frame, cardboard backing and glass.
Step 2: Lay the guide map or decorative paper out flat over a tabletop.
Tip: Since we’ll be using our craft knife on this surface, make sure to protect your tabletop! A thick paper bag or some cardboard will do.
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Step 3: Cut your desired paper to fill the frame (you can use the glass as a guide). This will form your photo map.
Tip: If using park tickets instead of a guide map or large decorative paper, you might not need to cut anything at all! Skip to Step 5.
Step 4: Place the photo over the center of the photo mat. Using the craft knife, cut out the center of the mat using the photo as a size guide.
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Step 5: Place the photo face-up in the center of the picture frame and place the photo mat (or neatly arranged park tickets) on top of (or around) the photo.
UPDATE 7/16/14: I wanted to share this great tip from my fellow cast member, Gray, who works at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – “As a photo preservationist myself, I would like to suggest that you only use copies of photos and never the originals, as the tickets and maps are acidic and will degrade photos over time.” Thanks, Gray!
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Step 6: Carefully place the glass on top to lock everything into place.
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