Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Dessert Parties and Dining Reservations Now Available for Holiday Party Nights at Walt Disney World Resort

Summer may have just officially begun, but at Walt Disney World® Resort, we’re already preparing to fill Magic Kingdom® Park with frightful delights and deck the halls this holiday season! Whether you are heading to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this fall or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this winter, you can make the evening even more magical with these delicious additions.

There are no tricks, just treats during the HalloWishes Fireworks Dessert Premium Package, available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, select nights from Sept. 2-Oct. 31, 2016. This frightfully fun package begins with reserved viewing of Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade on Main Street U.S.A. and is followed by a private fireworks dessert party at Tomorrowland Terrace. Enjoy Halloween-themed confections while you take in the spectacular Happy HalloWishes fireworks.

If you are planning on attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you can have a holly jolly time at the Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party, select nights from Nov. 7- Dec. 22, 2016. You can enjoy Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade with reserved viewing on Main Street U.S.A., as well as fantastic views of Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks while enjoying festive treats at a private dessert party at Tomorrowland Terrace.

Plus, dinner reservations for The Crystal Palace Restaurant, Be Our Guest Restaurant and Cinderella’s Royal Table are also now available for party nights.

A valid ticket to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is required to attend the fireworks dessert parties or to make dining reservations on event nights.

Contact us today:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pete's Dragon preview

Beginning July 1, 2016, you will be able to catch a preview of scenes from Disney’s all-new “Pete’s Dragon” during a sneak peek at Disney California Adventure® Park at Disneyland® Resort and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at Walt Disney World® Resort.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the preview of “Pete’s Dragon” will be presented as part of the One Man’s Dream attraction, while Guests at Disney California Adventure Park will get to see this advance look at clips from the film in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land.

A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. “Pete’s Dragon” opens in theaters in 3D on Aug. 12, 2016.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Calendar of Events - May 2017

May 2017
The  Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is set for May 2017.
March 1 - May 29, 2017

All of the new attractions: Frozen Ever After, Soarin' Around the World, Rivers of Light at Disney's Animal Kingdom will all be in full swing by then, as well as the addition of the third track for Toy Story Mania!
June 2017
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.

Gay Days 2017 will be held May 31 through June 5, 2017

The day to day park schedule is:
Thursday, June 1 - Animal Kingdom
Friday, June 2- Hollywood Studios
Saturday, June 3 - Magic Kingdom
Sunday, June 4 - EPCOT

For more info, visit:

Friday, June 24, 2016

Fuel Rod kiosks entering Walt Disney World beginning July 1st

Beginning July 01,2017!

FuelRod portable charging batteries will be available in Walt Disney World theme parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports as well as Disney Springs.

The cost of the FuelRod will be $30.

This is not a rental, this is a sold item.
It will be yours! However, the best part of this deal is that once you have drained the battery on your FuelRod you may exchange it at a kiosk for a fully charged one!

(of course, you yourself can recharge it at the end of the day, but mid-day, you can swap it out!)

This really becomes a game changer, for a phone-drainer like me :)

Initially, the kiosk locations will be:
  • Magic Kingdom
    • Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.
    • Big Top Souvenirs
    • Pecos Bill’s
    • Curtain Call Collectibles
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios - Celebrity 5 & 10
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom - Island Mercantile
  • EPCOT - Disney Traders
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports - ESPN Clubhouse
  • Disney Springs - Marketplace Disney Photo Imaging
Your $30 purchase includes:
The portable charging battery
Apple Lightning USB cable/30-pin to USB cable
6" USB TypeA/ microUSB cable (Android)

We do expect some changes to be made along the way, but this is super exciting for starters!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

La Cantina de San Angel -breakfast

If you're on the way to Norway, you can make a breakfast stop in Mexico! 
Serving breakfast from 9am-11am daily!!! 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Remodel coming soon for Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory

Beginning July 11th, 2016, Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter's food court, Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory will be closed for a remodel.

It is set to re-open in Fall 2016, but no date/month has been released yet.

Scat Cat's Lounge will be open and available for guests to purchase the gumbo, jambalaya, many other offerings: hot and cold...and no worries!
The beignets are not going anywhere!!!! Yes! You will still be able to get those!

Don't forget you can order in-room pizza delivery (4pm until midnight)!!

If you want to venture over to Disney's Port Orleans Riverside, you can walk, or bus transportation will be offered during the closure (7am until midnight).

We are a little bit excited about this closing, because we are pretty fond of Sassagoula Floatworks if something better is coming...then yay!!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

EPCOT Heigh requirements

Extra Magic Hours

What are Extra Magic Hours:

Morning: 1 hour early
Evening: Up to 3 hours late

Each day, a designated park will have Extra Magic Hours.
This park varies according to time and season, and it always listed on the park hours.
(this can change, so always double check park hours as your vacation dates get closer)

This "perk" is only for Walt Disney World Resort guests, and you will need your Magic Band to validate that you are a resort guest for that date.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

2016 Very MerryTime Cruise Dates

One of the most anticipated events of the year aboard Disney Cruise Line are the Very Merry Time events!!!

It absolutely brings new meaning to the word "Deck the Halls!"

Every twist and turn has a very merry detail!
From the music in playing in the atrium, to the twinkling lights at night, Mickey in his winter scarf, or the snowmen ready to greet you when you disembark at Castaway Cay!

It's truly the most wonderful time of the year!

And 2016 is already shaping up to exceed last year's events!!!

Santa Claus Meet-and-Greet
Storytime with Mrs. Claus - this is adorable! Even the biggest of kids love to listen to Mrs. Claus read Christmas stories!
Mickey’s Tree Lighting Magic Ceremony
Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party (including Candy Cane limbo, games and dancing to some of your beloved holiday tunes!)
Disney Character Greetings - decked in their holiday attire! (a perfect family Christmas Card in the making!!)
The Edge and The Vibe will also play host to a few "youth only" events!
Holiday Crafts - each sailing will host a few holiday craft activities, such as stocking decorating, gingerbread house making, etc

Guests onboard on December 24th and 25th will also enjoy:
Caroling with the kids and crew
Cookies on Christmas Eve
Special holiday towel animals

Very MerryTime sail dates:

Disney Magic Very MerryTime sail dates:
November 5, 11,16,20,27, 2016

December 4, 11, 18, & 23, 2016

Disney Wonder Very MerryTime sail dates:
November 10, 14, 18, & 25, 2016

December 2, 9, & 16 2016

Disney Dream Very MerryTime sail dates:
November 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, & 28, 2016

December 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, & 22, 2016

Disney Fantasy Very MerryTime sail dates:
November 19 & 26, 2016

December 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Tiana's Place is coming to the Disney Wonder

While the Disney Wonder is in dry dock, one of the many changes is Tiana's Place!

The Princess and the Frog is the magnificent inspiration for this location. Complete with a southern-style menu, while surrounded by the sights and sounds of New Orleans jazz.

This new spot is certain to transport guests on board, straight the bayou, while sparking a toe-tapping pep in their step!

And, as a side note, I really hope their are Mickey Shaped beignets on the dessert menu :)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Reservations Now Open for New Dining Package at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park

When you visit Walt Disney World® Resort, you can enjoy the Main Street Electrical Parade at Magic Kingdom® Park in a whole new way.

Reservations are now available for the new Main Street Electrical Dining Package at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, which includes reserved viewing for the popular nighttime parade.

You can take a mid-day break as you indulge in a delicious three-course lunch, including your choice of appetizer, entrée, dessert and a beverage. You can choose from favorites like Chicken Parmigiana, Spaghetti with meatballs or Margherita Pizza. And for dessert, there’s the classic Tiramisú or a decadent chocolate cake layered with a chocolate-hazelnut filling.

During the meal, you’ll receive a voucher for your reserved viewing of the Main Street Electrical Parade.

The cost is $45 for adults, $17 for children plus tax and gratuity. It is one table-service entitlement on the Disney Dining Plan.

Contact us today, to add this to your DisneyVacation plans!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Savor the Savanna: Evening Safari Experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Savor the Savanna: Evening Safari Experience allows you to welcome the evening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park with a private safari, African tapas, all-inclusive beverages and more.

Once you hop aboard a private safari vehicle, you will journey deep into the heart of Harambe Wildllife Reserve. As the evening awakens, you’ll find yourself within one of the most secluded and breathtaking private viewing areas the Savanna has to offer. And, while savoring the scenery, you can indulge in a sampling of Africa-inspired tapas, paired with an all-inclusive selection of regional beers and wines.

A trained photographer will take photos throughout the adventure – a service that’s included with the tour. And, when the excursion comes to a close, you will receive a photo code you can use to access and download images taken during the experience. Plus, you’ll also receive a commemorative keepsake.

The cost is $169 per Guest (tax not included). Valid Theme Park admission is required, and each participant must be at least 8 years old. Each experience is limited to a maximum of 12 Guests. Inclement weather conditions and other factors may affect schedules, and offerings are subject to change without notice.

Book this experience, contact us today!

Main Street Electrical Parade dining package

There’s a new way to enjoy the Main Street Electrical Parade at Magic Kingdom Park! Starting today, reservations can be made to take a mid-day break to refuel and enjoy a three-course lunch at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant. Indulge in a delicious Italian meal, knowing you’ll also receive reserved viewing for the Main Street Electrical Parade, right in front of the flagpole on Main Street U.S.A.
The dining package includes your choice of appetizer, entrée, dessert and a beverage. Start your meal with delicious soup, salad or the addictive Zucchini Fries. Choose from favorites like Chicken Parmigiana, Spaghetti with meatballs or Margherita Pizza. For dessert, you can’t go wrong with classic Tiramisú or decadent chocolate cake layered with a chocolate-hazelnut filling.

To reserve this, with your Walt Disney World vacation package, contact us today.

Monday, June 6, 2016

What is FastPass+?

What is a FastPass+?

Think of it is a "VIP reservation" for the attraction of your choice!
It allows you to choose 3 rides/attractions in advance, and byass the standby line.

It is designed in 1 hour incriments.

I will use "It's a Small World" for the purpose of this article.

If you choose a FastPass+ for It's a Small World, you will have to also select a time.
If you choose 1pm, then you are actually choosing 1pm-2pm.

You will be able to make another FastPass+ selection for anytime that day, however, it cannot overlap the 1pm-2pm time slot.

How much does it cost?

FastPass+ is included in your park admission.
If you are a guest at a Walt Disney World resort, you will be able to make your FastPass+ selections 60 days in advance.

If you are not a Walt Disney World resort guest,  you will be able to make your FastPass+ selections 30 days in advance.

Will you make these selections for me?

Yes! Absolutely! Because you have booked your Disney Vacation with Main Street Memories! Yes, we absolutely will!
We are also happy to help you line those up, in proximity, so you are not running all over the parks, "chasing" a FastPass+, nor missing your dining reservations!

What happens after I have used the 3 I have pre-selected?

You will be able to chose another one! After you have used the first 3, or the time on them has can make another selection...from the mobile app, or you can visit one of the kiosks in the park, and a Cast Member can assist you!

What if I miss a FastPass+? Am I penalized?

No, you are not! That just goes away, and you will be able to choose another one, after you have used the first 3, or the time on them has passed.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Disney's Caribbean Beach resort pool update

Walt Disney World update:
Disney's Caribbean Beach resort:
The Martinique (reopens July 2nd) and Trinidad South (reopens June 11th) leisure pools are both currently closed for refurbishment.
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