Weekly Preview

Disneyland Preview — Week of February 17

by on February 16, 2018

This week Disneyland sees its Lunar New Year Celebration wrap up, and bigger crowds for the President’s Day weekend. Read on to find out more in this week’s Disneyland preview!

Special Events and Notes

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There’s nothing special planned for the occasion as far as we’ve aware, but this weekend is President’s Day Weekend, and you can expect larger crowds as folks come in to take advantage of the long weekend. The highest crowds should be on Sunday and Monday, but check out our Crowd Calendar for more details.

Disneyland Resort’s Lunar New Year celebration concludes this weekend at Disney’s California Adventure — if you’d like to check it out, the last day is Sunday the 18th.  You can expect:

  • Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession, a parade that will run several times a day in the Paradise Pier area;
  • Hurry Home nighttime water show at Paradise Bay featuring Mulan and Mushu (which is a pre-show to World of Color);
  • Disney characters in special Lunar New Year attire;
  • Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese foods at Paradise Garden Grill;
  • The Lucky Wishing Well; and,
  • Special food, drink and decor.

For more information about the Lunar New Year celebration, check out Rikki’s preview, or Disney’s event page for daily event schedules.

Finally, Disneyland Resort is currently showing a Sneak Peek of A Wrinkle in Time. The preview will be shown in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Sunset Showcase Theater.

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Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of February 17, 2018

by on February 16, 2018

The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.

Ahoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Welcome back again this week. Let’s see what’s new in the DCL world.

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Universal Orlando Preview — Week of February 17, 2018

by on February 15, 2018

Toss the paczki but keep the beads out as Universal’s Mardi Gras celebration continues with a Kelsea Ballerini performing Saturday. Finish your po’ boy and lets get to the parks!

Weekly Crowd Levels

School holidays and a long weekend leads to a massive spike in crowds as guests take their first post 2017 holiday trip. As a reminder arrive early at park opening and use customized touring plans to avoid waits.

Detailed crowd level information can be found here.

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Walt Disney World Preview — Week of February 17, 2018

by on February 15, 2018

Tickets, parking, and Minnie Van prices are on the rise. What else is new this week at Walt Disney World? Keep reading to find out!

Special Events

  • Walt Disney World ticket prices have increased. Check out Rikki’s post for a breakdown of the new pricing options.
  • Prices have also increased for both the Minnie Vans and parking at Walt Disney World. Minnie Vans will now be a flat fee of $25; regular parking is $22 and preferred parking is $45.
  • The Disney Princess Half Marathon presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals begins February 22 and runs (get it?) through February 25. Will you be participating? Let me know in the comments!
  • The Three Caballeros are now at Discovery Island Carnivale in Disney’s Animal Kingdom! You’ll find these avian musicians from February 4 through May 5.

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Disneyland Preview — Week of February 10, 2018

by on February 9, 2018

This week Disneyland hosts Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, and the continuation of the Lunar New Year Celebration. Read on to find out more in this week’s Disneyland preview!

Special Events and Notes

While nothing official has been announced as yet, Tuesday is Mardi Gras, and Disneyland traditionally ramps up the bayou-themed festivities at New Orleans Square at Disneyland Park. If history holds true, you can expect special music, entertainment, and character greeting opportunities, in addition to limited-edition food and drink like the Mardi Gras Mickey beignets that you can already pick up.

Wanting to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Disneyland? In addition to the love that is always in the air at the parks, be on the lookout for special treats at snack carts and Valentine’s menus for the occasion at Disneyland restaurants, such as Blue Bayou, Napa Rose, Steakhouse 55, Carnation Café, and Storytellers Café.

Disneyland Resort’s Lunar New Year celebration continues this week at Disney’s California Adventure. In addition to special food and drinks, there will be traditional ornamental lanterns and banners adorning the park. There are several special events and opportunities to experience, including:

  • Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession, a parade that will run several times a day in the Paradise Pier area;
  • Hurry Home nighttime water show at Paradise Bay featuring Mulan and Mushu (which is a pre-show to World of Color);
  • Disney characters in special Lunar New Year attire;
  • Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese foods at Paradise Garden Grill; and,
  • The Lucky Wishing Well.

For more information about the Lunar New Year celebration, check out Rikki’s preview, or Disney’s event page for daily event schedules.

Also, Disneyland Resort is currently showing a Sneak Peek of A Wrinkle in Time. The preview will be shown in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Sunset Showcase Theater.

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Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of February 10, 2018

by on February 9, 2018

The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.

Ahoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Welcome back again this week. Let’s see what’s new in the DCL world.

Ports of Call

 

 

 

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Universal Orlando Preview — Week of February 10, 2018

by on February 8, 2018

Feet don’t fail me now! Mardi Gras runs daily at Universal Orlando with a nightly parade and concerts on select dates. This week Portofino Bay is offering a romantic evening with Harbor Nights Romantico and Sapphire Falls is starting a new, weekly character breakfast.

Weekly Crowd Levels

Detailed crowd level information can be found here.

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Walt Disney World — Week of February 10, 2018

by on February 8, 2018

Minnie Vans at the Value Resorts? Yes please! Keep reading for your Walt Disney World weekly preview.

Special Events

  • The Three Caballeros will be joining Discovery Island Carnivale at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! You’ll find these avian musicians from February 4 – May 5.
  • The Minnie Vans have expanded to Disney’s Pop Century Resort! The flat rate is $20 and your Lyft app can be activated at the front desk.
  • See Broadway Performers Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland White at Epcot’s America Gardens Theatre from February 16-19.

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Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of February 3, 2018

by on February 2, 2018

The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.

Ahoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Welcome back again this week. Let’s see what’s new in the DCL world.

Ports of Call

 

 

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Disneyland Preview — Week of February 3, 2018

by on February 2, 2018

This week brings football, the Lunar New Year Celebration, and the start of a new sneak preview of an upcoming Disney movie. Read on to find out more in this week’s Disneyland preview!

Special Events and Notes

You may have heard that the NFL’s Championship Game is this Sunday, and you might be wondering whether there’s anything going on in the parks for the occasion. The short answer is “not really,” but if you’d like to watch the game while you’re there, ESPN Zone will be showing the game and hosting a special event. The price of $75 for adults or $25 for children entitles you to a prix fixe menu, a souvenir cup, and a 4-hour play card for the games in the Sports Arena (which need not be used that day). The event runs from 2-8 p.m.

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