Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns for 29 nights of spooktacular fun beginning Sept. 2, featuring encore performances of last year’s new hit show “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular.”


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Mickey's Not So Scary Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Dates



Plus, the team that brought the Sanderson Sisters back for Halloween is hard at work on another new show for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” will make its debut for the 2016 holiday season. In this all-new show, Mickey and his pals invite some of their friends for an unforgettable Christmas party filled with music, dancing, color and fun. You can look forward to seeing Woody and Jessie from “Toy Story,” Fantasyland friends such as Peter Pan and Snow White, and many more.
Presented on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, this new show features special effects, magical projections and festive holiday music.
Tickets are on sale now for 2016 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Ticket prices are as follows:
  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $72 for adults and $67 for children (3-9).
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $86 for adults and $81 for children (3-9).

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Darren Wittko - Specializes in Disney Destinations with Magical Vacations Travel. He is rated aBest of the Best Disney Travel Agent by readers of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World

Closer Look: Disney After Hours Events

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Magic Kingdom After Hours Event


Recently, I told you about Disney After Hours at Walt Disney World Resort, which allows you to experience Magic Kingdom Park like never before. This new, late-night ticketed event offers entry into the park at 7 p.m. to enjoy dining, evening entertainment like fireworks, the “Celebrate the Magic” nighttime projection show and the Main Street Electrical Parade. Then, as day Guests leave at the regularly scheduled closing time, Disney After Hours participants are able to enjoy three more hours of little-to-no-wait access at more than 25 attractions.

Here are just a few reasons you will enjoy Disney After Hours:



  • Access to attractions with little to no wait – More than 25 attractions remain open during Disney After Hours. A limited number of tickets are sold for each event night, resulting in significantly shorter – or maybe even no lines!
  • Park access – While the event begins after regular park closing, Guests with a Disney After Hours ticket have access to the park at 7 p.m. so they can enjoy the evening parade and fireworks.
  • Meet Disney Characters – both Mickey Mouse and Disney Princesses are available for photo opportunities – also with shorter lines.
  • Amazing photo opportunities – With smaller crowds, you have the chance to snap a perfect photo of your favorite attraction lit up at night.
  • Ice cream included – Guests will enjoy Mickey Premium ice cream bars, as well as a beverage.

Darren is the creator of Save at Walt Disney World and Specializes in Disney Destinations withMagical Vacations Travel. His favorite attractions are The American Adventure, Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean and Spaceship Earth. Favorite Disney Resort hotel: Disney's Wilderness Lodge. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mickey's Not So Scary and Mickey's Very Merry Tickets Now On Sale

  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $72 for adults and $67 for children (3-9).
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $86 for adults and $81 for children (3-9).
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Now on Sale

For more information and to order tickets, head to Disneyworld.com, call 407-W-DISNEY or contact your travel agent. You’ll want to get those tickets early, because certain popular dates may sell out fast. Once you have an event ticket for a Halloween party night, you can go ahead and make reservations for dinner at a great place like Be Our Guest Restaurant or Cinderella’s Royal Table, or arrange for a premium dessert party package for “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks. Reservations for Christmas party nights will be available later.
And if you’re thinking about dressing up for the party, please be sure to check out the costume guidelines before you go.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

10 Best Quick Service Meals at Walt Disney World

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Columbia Harbour House in Liberty Square. This little spot offers interesting, healthful ideas for quick service, including fresh grilled salmon with cous cous and fresh broccoli, and the popular Lighthouse sandwich with hummus, tomato and broccoli slaw. And there’s also a delicious fresh lobster roll. Also fried shrimp, fish, chicken nuggets and clam chowder.

Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square. Grab as freshly made waffle sandwich – choose sweet-and-spicy chicken, ham, prosciutto and Swiss cheese, or Nutella and fresh fruit.


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Sunshine Seasons, The Land pavilion, Future World. Four shops offer a diverse selection of fresh eats, taking fast-casual cuisine to the next level. Wood-fired grills and rotisseries, made-to-order sandwiches, Asian noodle bowls and stir-fries, and fresh soups and salads are featured. Sunshine Seasons is perfect for families with picky eaters.

Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie, France pavilion, World Showcase. From French cheese and warm baguettes to quiches, sandwiches, soups and salads, this is a favorite spot for Epcot fans. Great breakfast spot too, as it opens at 9 a.m. ahead of other World Showcase restaurants.
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Katsura Grill, Japan pavilion, World Showcase. Sushi; teriyaki chicken, beef and salmon; miso soup and udon noodles make a terrific meal (with a pretty Japanese garden).

Tangierine CafĂ©, Morocco pavilion, World Showcase. Lentil salad, hummus, tangerine couscous salad, shwarma, falafel wraps and kefta. Don’t miss the baklava.


Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Backlot Express. Grilled vegetable sandwich, Southwest salad with chicken, pressed turkey club on multi-grain bread, cantaloupe and cucumber salad with Zinfandel vinaigrette.

ABC Commissary. Creative fast food with a healthy twist: Asian salad with salmon; couscous, quinoa and arugula salad with chicken; no-sugar-added strawberry parfait.


Disney’s Animal Kingdom


Flame Tree Barbecue on Discovery Island. Wood-roasted chicken, pulled pork and hickory-smoked ribs are featured. You can dine outdoors in riverside dining pavilions.

Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes in Asia. Walk-up windows shrimp lo mein, crispy honey chicken, orange beef, chicken fried rice.


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Darren Wittko - Specializes in Disney Destinations with Magical Vacations Travel. He is rated a Best of the Best Disney Travel Agent by readers of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Find Your Happy Pace! Save with this Epcot Wine and Dine Half Marathon Offer

Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Disney's Yacht Club Resort has been added to the Magical Vacations Travel lineup of special rates

Earlier I posted news of an exclusive Walt Disney World Resort offer running (pardon the pun) October 30 through November 6, 2016 for the Epcot Wine and Dine Half Marathon. Today I'm pleased to announce that Magical Vacations Travel has addedDisney's Yacht Club Resort to the lineup of special rates. 


Darren Wittko - Specializes in Disney Destinations with Magical Vacations Travel

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates 2016

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party returns to the Walt Disney World Resort this fall with 29 dates:

September – 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, 30
October – 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31

Ticket prices and sales dates will be announced soon. 

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Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Returns to Magic Kingdom on these date in 2016

What you can expect at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2016

  • Trick-or-treating throughout Magic Kingdom Park
  • Disney Characters dressed in their very own Halloween costumes
  • Special entertainment – including parade and fireworks
  •  Returning favorites include “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade,” “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular,” and Happy HalloWishes fireworks
The headless horseman riding down Main Street USA is my absolute favorite! 

New this year

Disney revised costuming guidelines for special events in its theme parks. While costumed attire may be worn, guests ages 14 and older are strongly discouraged from wearing layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body as they may be subject to additional security screening. Additionally, costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
For more information including a full list of costume guidelines, check out disneyworld.com 

Darren is the creator of Save at Walt Disney World and Specializes in Disney Destinations withMagical Vacations Travel. His favorite attractions are The American Adventure, Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean and Spaceship Earth. Favorite Disney Resort hotel: Disney's Wilderness Lodge.