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Walt Disney World Preview – Week of August 12

by on August 10, 2017

This week brings attraction closures, Mission: Space opening, and dinner discounts galore. Keep reading below to find out more! (That rhyme was accidental, but I’m still proud of myself. It’s the little things.) 

Special Events

  • What a time to be a Floridian! Now until September 30th, Florida residents will be offered a FREE appetizer AND valet parking with each adult dinner entrée. This is featured at the following restaurants:
    • Jiko
    • Flying Fish
    • Citricos
    • Artist Point
  • La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil is offering discounted tickets for performances Tuesday through Saturday nights. Book now through December 16, 2017 to save!
  • Are you a Tables in Wonderland member? Now through September 30th, you can receive a 30% discount at the following restaurants:
    • Note: Discount is only available before 6:30pm or after 8:30pm

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Walt Disney World Preview – Week of August 5

by on August 3, 2017

What’s going on this week at Walt Disney World? Keep reading to find out!

Special Events

  • La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil is offering discounted tickets for performances Tuesday through Saturday nights. Book now through December 16, 2017 to save!
  • Are you a Tables in Wonderland member? Now through September 30th, you can receive a 30% discount at the following restaurants:
  • Note: Discount is only available before 6:30pm or after 8:30pm.

For other Walt Disney World Newsworthy notes, check out Rikki’s article here.

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Walt Disney World Newsworthy Notes – 8/1/17

by on August 1, 2017

Walt Disney World

©Rikki Niblett

Wow! It’s been a while since I’ve done the Walt Disney World Newsworthy Notes, but this week, as always when you get a Newsworthy Notes update, I have a few things that have landed on my desk that are important to know, but they are pretty small things. They may impact your vacations though, which is why I want to make sure to share them with you! So, here we go:

  • The quick service location found at Yak & Yeti Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom known as Local Foods Café is now offering breakfast in addition to lunch and dinner. The new menu items include a variety of meat and egg sandwiches, a breakfast burrito, and breakfast tacos. Breakfast will be served daily from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • The fun interactive game, A Pirate’s Adventure ~ Treasures of the Seven Seas  found in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom has had a time change. It will now be available for Guests to enjoy from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily.
  • This one makes me excited. The extremely popular store, The Dress Shop is back at Cherry Tree Lane in the Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs. For those who don’t know, The Dress Shop draws inspiration from classic Disney characters and theme park attractions in their clothing designs, including Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, “it’s a small world,” Minnie Mouse, Snow White, and the Orange Bird.
  • United World Soccer found in the West Side of Disney Springs has been rebranded as Pelé Soccer. This soccer retail location offers jerseys from clubs and countries around the world, footwear, and accessories.

That’s it for this edition of Walt Disney World Newsworthy Notes! Any thoughts?

Minnie Van Ridesharing Service Now Available at Walt Disney World

by on August 1, 2017

Minnie Van

©Disney

One of the things that was announced at the D23 Expo is already in use at Walt Disney World! The Minnie Van ridesharing service has officially rolled out!

Wait…what is the Minnie Van Service anyway?  It is a brand new transportation option that will provide Guests with transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, giving them a seamless way to get from point to point. The idea behind it is similar to common ridesharing apps, Uber and Lyft. Speaking of Lyft, it appears as though Disney has officially partnered with the company. Guests will be able to arrange their own private Disney vehicle right from the Lyft app on their smartphone.

The name, Minnie Van Service, comes from the theme of the vehicles (otherwise known as Chevy Traverses), that are patterned after the one-and-only Minnie Mouse.

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Attraction Overview: Living with the Land + Video

by on August 1, 2017

I’m off to Epcot this morning! Care to join me?

Hop in my boat as I guide you through the attraction, Living with the Land.

Warning: Corny jokes ahead.

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Back To The Basics: TouringPlans Dining Reservation Finder

by on July 25, 2017

180 Days.

If you’ve ever planned a trip to Walt Disney World, you know exactly what I’m talking about. That’s when your window opens to begin booking dining reservations; 180 days before you arrive.

Making dining reservations can be super stressful, so let us help! Our Reservation Finder is a free service that can help you locate hard-to-get dining reservations at Walt Disney World.

To learn more about this, check out the video below!

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Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside: Pools, Dining and Recreation

by on July 18, 2017

Photo - Angela DahlgrenWelcome back to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside!

Back in Part One, we talked theme, rooms and room views. Today, I’m covering the pools, dining and recreation.

PS. There’s no singing in this episode. I thought you all deserved the break.

Enjoy!

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New Fall Discounts for the Walt Disney World Resort

by on July 17, 2017

Save on your next Walt Disney World vacation

Save on your next Disney vacation ©Disney

Thanks to Sue Pisaturo at Small World Vacations for the heads up on these new Disney discounts.

Today, Disney announced a few new specials that are available for travel to Walt Disney World for those traveling this fall and the holiday season!

If you were planning to enjoy the great holiday events that Walt Disney World offers each year, such as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom or Holidays Around the World at Epcot, these discounts may help you! Guests who take advantage of these great offers can also have the opportunity to experience the all-new Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Room Only Discount

First, is the room only discount where Guests can save up to 20% on select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for most nights from October 8 through December 24 with the “Magical Holidays Room Offer” offer. When you book a room only discount at a select Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you’ll still be able to enjoy helpful benefits like accessing FastPass+ 60 days prior to your vacation, complimentary MagicBands, Extra Magic Hours, complimentary transportation, standard parking, plus more!

Exclusions may apply at the following room types and Disney Resort hotels:

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Disney Introduces New Ride-sharing System – Minnie Van Service

by on July 16, 2017

Minnie Van Service

©Disney

One of my favorite ways to get around the Walt Disney World Resort as of late has been using ride-sharing systems, such as Uber and Lyft. It’s a lot easier to use sometimes around the resort, especially when going from hotel to hotel.

Well, of course, Disney was listening to us when we said that we were using these services, so they have decided to introduce the all-new Minnie Van service! This new transportation option will provide  point-to-point transportation service in a way that only Disney can do, giving guests an even more seamless resort vacation from start to finish.

The name comes from the theme of the vehicles, as they are themed around the themed to the one-and-only Minnie Mouse. The Minnie vehicles will take you everywhere you want to go at the Walt Disney World Resort, and you’ll ride in Minnie’s classic style.

Stay tuned for more information about this new service that should be rolling down the roads of Walt Disney World soon.

Disney Announces Gondola System Called Disney Skyliner

by on July 16, 2017

A few months ago, we got word that Disney was going to be introducing a new gondola system. Well, at the D23 Expo, Disney made the whole thing official and even gave us the name of this new transportation method!

Disney Skyliner Gondola System

©Disney

 

Disney Skyliner will soon give Guests a birds-eye view of the resort. Of course there will be a Disney touch, so many of the gondolas with Disney Skyliner will feature favorite Disney characters.

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