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


“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!

Playing a Halloween Tune

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 …
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 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.