Category: Magic Kingdom

Love Disney, Hate Crowds?

Love Disney, Hate Crowds?

Do you love Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, but hate the crowds?  Disney has a special experience for you!  When the crowds clear and the gates close, rediscover Magic Kingdom park after dark.  Disney After Hours offer 3 hours of minimal crowds for just $119…even less for Annual Passholders.

 Disney After Hours gives a limited number of Guests—including you—access to dozens of unforgettable experiences in Magic Kingdom park.

For 11 select nights from June 2018 to September 2018, don’t miss your chance to skip the wait times for more than 25 popular attractions and Character Greetings—including:

Astro Orbiter,  Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Princess Fairytale Hall, Haunted Mansion, It’s a Small World, Jungle Cruise, Mickey PhilharMagic, Peter Pan’s Flight, Pirate of the Carribean, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain,  Splash Mountain and more!

Ice Cream, Popcorn & Select Beverages Included!
In the midst of the laughs and thrills, be sure to chill out with ice cream novelties and select bottled beverages—included in the cost of admission—available at carts stationed throughout the park. In addition, you can also purchase select menu items at Main Street Bakery and select locations throughout the park.

And remember: only a limited number of tickets are available for each night. Gives you another reason to go to Walt Disney World now!

There are eight nights left:

  • Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018

And 9:00 PM to midnight:

  • Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fireworks over Disneyland Castle
Fireworks over Disneyland Castle

Pictures copyright Disney

Disney Dining is Free!

Disney Dining is Free!

Don’t  you love the word “FREE”!!  It makes my heart all a-flutter.   Well Disney is offering a free dining plan for guests staying in many of their Disney World Resort locations.  So plan  your trip to Disney World and dine on the Mouse!

Savor the chance to experience an unforgettable stay in the middle of the magic! Enjoy a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day Magic Your Way package that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel and a ticket with a Park Hopper® Option.

Book through July 7, 2018 for arrivals most nights August 20 through September 29, November 24 through November 27 and December 7 through December 23, 2018.

Explore Disney Resort hotels included in this non-discounted 5-night/6-day room and ticket package and the eligible Disney dining plan.

Bring on the Food!!Lady and the tramp

Coolest Bonus Grandma Ever at Disney World!

Coolest Bonus Grandma Ever at Disney World!

Hot Hubby and I recently returned from our first trip to Disney World with our youngest grandchildren.  Yikes!  As a newly blended family, I did not want to be known as the loser Grandma, so I did a little pre-trip planning.IMG_0801

First Step:  A trip to Walmart!  I scoured the toy aisle for little Disney presents.  I found stuffed Mickey Mouse, Race Car Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse figurines…you get the idea.  Then I put one a day into our park backpack (a normal backpack with a Mickey embroidery glued on).   When the lines got long or the children needed a change, out comes a new toy!  And because the toys were purchased at Walmart for minimal, there was no major concern if they were lost.  We entertained ourselves in line with Catch, Hide the Mickey, Here Comes a Mouse and all sorts of games.

Second Step:  The Dollar store!  Here I purchased glow sticks, cool blinking Christmas light necklaces and stickers.  Once the sun went down, these glow “wands” came out.  We had fun freezing and unfreezing Hot Hubby and casting all sorts of magical spells.

animal crackers

Third Step:  Snack size baggies and lots of snacks.  Most of the snacks were to keep Hot Hubby in a great mood, but they worked on the grandchildren also.  The highlight for the children was the Stouffer’s animal crackers.  The adults preferred the homemade trail mix (raisins, craisins, cashews and white chocolate chips).

The final step, was getting fast passes for all of the scary rides, and “Switching Off” so that our children (the parents) could ride, while we watched the grandchildren.  Their parents were nervous at first, but after the first ride and the grandchildren survived, we had their vote of confidence.

What do you do to make Disney Trips special for Grandchildren?

 

#The Purple Wall

#The Purple Wall

One of the best parts of a Disney trip are all of the fun pictures that you get to have forever.  With the advent of Instagram, there are certain locations that have hashtags of fame, and become “required” pictures for every trip.

The Purple Wall is a classic Disney photo spot.  This is the wall that really started it all.  This spot is so popular for photos that sometimes a Disney Photopass Cast Member is stationed there to help you create fantastic memories with your favorite Disney pals.  But if you want to see more just search #ThePurpleWall on Instagram to see everyone’s photos.

The Purple Wall is located in Magic Kingdom near the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor in Tomorrowland. It’s a pale purple blank wall that really doesn’t look like anything special. Except it is.  It photographs really well. Its medium lilac color is a flattering background color on everyone, there’s good indirect lighting there, and it’s just enough out of the way that you don’t have an audience watching you pose.

It is so popular, Disney Parks has a new hat that tells everyone to meet you at the Purple Wall.  Thanks to @magicwithmegan for pic.

meet me at the purple wall hat

So, take your time and get out your cell phone….and snap a few photos of you and your family!