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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Our Mickey Mouse Clubhouse


My kids clubhouse, with a Disney theme!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Where to use your Fastpass+ Hollywood Studios Edition

My last installment of my opinions on where to prebook your Fastpass+ options.

There are 13 choices for Fastpass+ experiences at Hollywood Studios and this is another 2 tier park.

Tier 1-CHOOSE ONE

Beauty and the Beast- Live on Stage- I don't think a Fastpass+ is necessary here. 

Fantasmic! I wouldn't use your Fastpass+ here either, I think the Fantasmic Dinner Package is a good idea though. (this will guarantee you seating) The Fastpass+ does not save your seat there or give you a better spot. Just get to the show a little early and you will be fine. 

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster- I hate that Toy Story Mania and this ride are in the same tier because I love both. The line for Toy Story Mania is usually longer though, so I would still choose it. Just try and get there early for this ride. This is a major thrill seeker so obviously if you have small children Toy Story is a no brainer. 

Toy Story Mania!-USE YOUR FASTPASS HERE! I LOVE this ride and it is for ALL AGES! The line is always so long here!

The Great Movie Ride-This one is a good one to use your Fastpass+ choice for. 

Tier 2- CHOOSE TWO

Disney Junior- Live on Stage!-This gets you at the front of the room which is not a very good spot, and a Fastpass+ is just not necessary. 

Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular-The pre-show here is actually pretty fun, so  I wouldn't use one here!

Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show-Not necessary here either, just arrive about 30 minutes early. 

Muppet*Vision 3D-There are rarely long lines here, a Fastpass+ is not necessary. 

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue-This would be a good one to fill your 3 spots as the lines can get quite long. 

The American Idol Experience-NEVER NEVER NEVER!


The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror-Definitely use a Fastpass+ selection here, I love this ride! Keep in mind that it is a thrilling ride so if you don't have thrill seekers on your list, you may want to choose something else. 

Voyage of the Little Mermaid-This one isn't crucial but if you are looking for something to fill your spot, it isn't a bad idea!

That is all! Good luck!






Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Where to use your Fastpass+ options at Animal Kingdom

In my third blog post about where to use your Fastpass+ options, things have changed! You can now get more than 3 Fastpasses in one day BUT you can still only get 3 in advance so I am here to tell you which ones to get in advance to guarantee that you will get one at a time that fits your schedule well.

There are 9 options for Fastpass+ experiences here and this is just my opinion on ones that are worth the pre-booking. There are no tier systems here. 

Dinosaur-I think this is an underrated ride. I LOVE IT! It truly scared me the first time that I rode it! I definitely recommend a Fastpass+ here because the wait times can get long!
Expedition Everest-If you have thrill seekers on your list, you definitely want to do this one! It does have long lines so it is a good choice for your Fastpass+ options. 
Festival of the Lion King-This gives you special seating for the show, it is not necessary to use a Fastpass here. 
Finding Nemo-The Musical-This is another one that gives you special seating, the seating is not what is really great about these Fastpasses. What I like is that you don't have to show up a half hour before the show and wait. So if you need a Fastpass to burn, use it at one of these. 
It's Tough to Be a Bug!-The wait time is not usually very long here so I wouldn't use a Fastpass here. That doesn't mean skip this attraction! I love it! 
Kali River Rapids- I don't know what it is about this ride (probably the slow loading time) but the lines are always long! If you are ready to get completely soaked, get your Fastpass here! 
Kilimanjaro Safaris-This is an awesome ride! You will see live animals. A good tip is to show up early because this is when the animals are most active but either way, Fastpass it! 
Character Meet and Greet-This is in the process of changing characters but either way, you don't need a Fastpass. 
Primeval Whirl-This is not my favorite ride but lines can be long so if you need a Fastpass choice, you may want to get it!

I said this in my other posts, this is all about what fits your family. If you have small children, Dinosaur, Everest and Primeval Whirl shouldn't be at the top of your list but with older kids it will be! 

Friday, May 9, 2014

How to Purchase Special Event Tickets from My Disney Experience


A lot of my clients would like to purchase their Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party or Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets from My Disney Experience but they aren't able to figure it out. I went ahead and did a screenshot video of how to do it.







Of course when I did it the website was down, as it it is FREQUENTLY so if you have troubles, check back later!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Details

September 2014
September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 2014
  • Advance Purchase:
    Adult: $62 + tax, Child: $57 + tax
  • Same Day Purchase:
Adult: $68 + tax, Child: $63 + tax
  • DVC/Annual Passholder Prices:
Adult: $58 + tax, Child: $53 + tax
October 2014
October 2, 3, 5, 9, 13, 16, 19, 21, 2014
  • Advance Purchase:
    Adult: $67 + tax, Child: $62 + tax
  • Same Day Purchase:
Adult: $71 + tax, Child: $66 + tax
  • DVC/Annual Passholder Prices:

Adult: $64 + tax, Child: $59 + tax
October 23, 26, 28, 2014
  • Advance Purchase:
    Adult: $67 + tax, Child: $62 + tax
  • Same Day Purchase:

Adult: $71 + tax, Child: $66 + tax
October 10, 17, 24, 30, 2014
  • Advance Purchase/Same Day Purchase:
    Adult: $71 + tax, Child: $66 + tax
October 31, 2014
  • Advance Purchase/Same Day Purchase:
    Adult: $77 + tax, Child: $72 + tax

Free Dining and Room Discount for the Fall

Room Discount-

Save up to 30%!  August 2014 - October 2014
Valid for stays most nights 8/16/14 - 10/3/14.
Guests can save when booking a room-only reservation at select Walt Disney World resorts for stays select nights August 2014 - October 2014. 
Savings Include:
  • Value resorts
    • All-Star Sports, All-Star Music, Pop Century - 15% 8/16 - 8/28/14, 20% 8/29 - 10/3/14
    • Art of Animation - Family Suites - 10% 8/16 - 8/28/14, 20% 8/29 - 10/3/14
    • All-Star Movies - 15% 8/29 - 10/3/14
  • Moderate resorts
    • The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort - 15% 8/29 - 10/3/14
    • Coronado Springs, Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans Riverside, Fort Wilderness Cabins - 20% 8/16 - 8/28/14, 25% 8/29 - 10/3/14
    • Port Orleans French Quarter - 20% 8/29 - 10/3/14
  • Deluxe resorts
    • Yacht Club, BoardWalk Inn, Animal Kingdom Lodge - Standard View/Pool View, Wilderness Lodge, Polynesian Resort, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa - 30% 8/29 - 10/3/14
    • Contemporary Resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge - Savanna View/Club View, Beach Club - 20% 8/29 - 10/3/14
  • Deluxe Villas
    • Saratoga Springs, Old Key West, BoardWalk Villas - 30% 8/29 - 10/3/14
    • Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House and Kidani Village, Beach Club Villas - 20% 8/29 - 10/3/14
Book this deal by 8/8/14. Offer excludes 3-bedroom villas, the Art of Animation Resort Little Mermaid rooms, the Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort.  All discounts are subject to availability, certain restrictions apply. 

Free Dining Offer! August 2014 - December 2014 
Valid for stays select nights 8/31/14 - 12/23/14.
Guests can book a Walt Disney World room and ticket vacation package that includes a 6-night/7-day stay at a Walt Disney World resort, and receive the Dining Plan for free! 
Included Dates:
  • August 31 - October 3, 2014
  • October 26 - November 1, 2014
  • November 9 - November 20, 2014
  • December 12 - December 23, 2014
Sample Pricing:
  • Free Regular Dining Plan for $2,632: For a family of 4 staying in a standard room at Caribbean Beach with Magic Your Way base ticket, based on a 6-night/7-day stay for most nights 9/13-10/3/14, 10/26-11/1/14, 11/9-11/20/14. Savings of $1,206.
  • Free Quick-Service Dining Plan for $2,075: For a family of 4 staying in a standard room at All-Star Sports Resort with Magic Your Way base ticket, based on a 6-night/7-day stay for most nights 9/13-10/3/14, 10/26-11/1/14, 11/9-11/20/14. Savings of $852.
Discount must be booked by 8/8/14.  Sample pricing above is based on 2 adults, 1 junior and 1 child.  Dining plans can be upgraded at an additional cost.  Offer excludes All-Star Movies, Port Orleans French Quarter, Port Orleans Riverside, campsites, 3-bedroom villas, the Art of Animation Resort Little Mermaid rooms, and the Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  All discounts are subject to availability, certain restrictions apply.   Blackout dates may apply.