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Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom


A visit to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is an exciting and thrilling day for guests of all ages. But behind the exhilarating rides, delicious treats, Cinderella’s Castle, and the joyful characters, a villainous scheme is being hatched by none other than, Hades! To save the Magic Kingdom, Merlin is looking for volunteers to become honorary sorcerers to fend off that villainous foe! So, how does one become a Sorcerer of the Magic Kingdom? It’s easy! Assemble your team, and [...]

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom2020-02-17T12:28:49-05:00

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – Attending When You’re a Person Who Doesn’t Love Halloween!


I’ve never really loved Halloween.  Sure, when I was a kid, I went door to door in my suburban neighborhood trick or treating for candy and loved it.  I always struggled with creating a costume because I’m just not that creative.  My mom is so she helped a lot.  Fast forward to when my own kids were in elementary school – yes, I dressed them up as well and we went on a hunt for the best candy.  But, it [...]

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – Attending When You’re a Person Who Doesn’t Love Halloween!2019-11-01T15:53:28-04:00

New Extra Magic Hours released!


  Big News! Disney just announced that onsite guests will now have access to additional extra magic hours at three parks Disney’s Hollywood Studios - Sept. 1-Nov. 2, 6-9 a.m., including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, plus Toy Story Land attractions and select other attractions. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences subject to capacity. Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park - Aug. 29-Nov. 2, 7-8 a.m., featuring Pandora – The World of Avatar and other attractions throughout the park. Magic Kingdom [...]

New Extra Magic Hours released!2019-08-06T14:30:50-04:00

Liberty Tree Tavern Lunch


Tucked away in beautiful Liberty Square is a quaint little restaurant called Liberty Tree Tavern. Open for lunch and dinner in the Magic Kingdom, it’s a great spot to cool off, rest your feet, and fill your belly. The décor is very historical and has a colonial vibe, and the cast members wear adorable costumes. Each “room” has a name, and on this trip we were seated in the Ben Franklin room at my favorite table in the restaurant, a [...]

Liberty Tree Tavern Lunch2017-10-25T15:46:58-04:00

How long should you stay at Walt Disney World?


  Many clients contact me and know exactly how many days and nights they want to go to Walt Disney World. However, many clients rely on my expertise to help them make this decision. I’m so glad they do! Deciding how long to stay at Walt Disney World, especially if you’ve never been there, can be a daunting task. Well, I’m here to make it a little easier! Consider the following factors when making your decision of how long to [...]

How long should you stay at Walt Disney World?2017-07-26T09:45:09-04:00

Ghost Portraits at Memento Mori


Nestled outside of the Haunted Mansion is a creepy little shop, dedicated to all things spooky. This small, Haunted Mansion themed, souvenir shop is called Memento Mori. Memento Mori is home to a lot of cool and creepy items that are all based off your favorite spooky attraction. From home goods to tees, this shop has it all! But there’s one gem in this shop, that is often overlooked - Portraits. That’s right, you can get your very own, morphing [...]

Ghost Portraits at Memento Mori2017-07-26T09:34:27-04:00

Planning a Walt Disney World & Universal Vacation


  Having a hard time deciding between taking a vacation to Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando? Why not visit both? If you want to spend a few days at Walt Disney World and a few days at Universal, you can easily split your vacation between the two. If possible, I suggest devoting a day to each theme park. Walt Disney World has 4 parks - Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom. Universal Orlando has 3 parks - [...]

Planning a Walt Disney World & Universal Vacation2019-10-30T16:42:46-04:00

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party VS Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party


    Are you thinking about attending either Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) or Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) in 2017, BUT aren't sure which to choose? Let me assist you in your decision! You will find a few main differences between the two parties… Décor! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – Halloween/Fall Decorations Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Christmas/Holiday Decorations. It even SNOWS on Main Street! Treats included in the price of your event ticket! [...]

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party VS Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party2017-04-26T10:26:16-04:00

Planning Walt Disney World for Teenagers


  Many people think that Walt Disney World is just for children and many think it’s just for girls. Well, I’ve got news for them: Walt Disney World is for all ages and genders. I’ve recently had the opportunity to plan a trip to Walt Disney World with two teenage boys in mind. It has been a different planning process than when I had little girls, to be sure. No longer do we focus on the Disney Princesses, Winnie the [...]

Planning Walt Disney World for Teenagers2019-06-03T14:10:16-04:00

Why I Loved Tiana’s Riverboat Party – Ice Cream Social and Viewing Party


There’s a new Dessert Party in the Magic Kingdom and it’s hosted by Princess Tiana and Naveen! Having been to Dessert Parties for special viewing of parades and fireworks in the past, I thought Tiana’s Party was extra special and was well worth the money! And Here’s Why! Two-Part Dessert Party! You have 2 chances to enjoy all the desserts you can eat! First, under the shady pavilion, while waiting to board the Riverboat, you can indulge on strawberry, chocolate [...]

Why I Loved Tiana’s Riverboat Party – Ice Cream Social and Viewing Party2016-12-27T15:09:22-05:00

10 Tips for Your First Disney World Vacation


  Planning your first trip to Walt Disney World can be overwhelming. I remember feeling that way when we decided to take our family for the first time. I had been there before, but so much had changed and bringing my kids would make it a whole new experience. Here are 10 tips that will help when you begin planning and ensure you will get the most out of your first vacation. Stay in a Disney Resort Hotel. When it’s [...]

10 Tips for Your First Disney World Vacation2016-09-06T08:57:43-04:00

Four Classic Not To Be Missed Shows at the Magic Kingdom


  Whether it’s your first or hundred and first visit to the Magic Kingdom you can’t overestimate how much walking is involved. At some point in the day you will need to rest and, especially in the summer months, find a nice place to cool off. I have four perfect locations where you can do just that and they are home to the classic shows of the Magic Kingdom. Each has something that appeals to every age as well as [...]

Four Classic Not To Be Missed Shows at the Magic Kingdom2016-08-25T13:39:16-04:00

Five Classic Must Do Magic Kingdom Attractions


The Magic Kingdom is the heart and soul of Walt Disney World. This is where you can rocket through space, hop on the Wildest Ride in the Wilderness and splash 13 stories down into a Briar Patch. You can spin on tea cups, ride a mine train to see the Seven Dwarfs and fire laser guns to defeat the evil Emperor Zurg. As fun as all of that is, there are a few quieter attractions here that you’ll want to [...]

Five Classic Must Do Magic Kingdom Attractions2016-07-05T12:18:37-04:00

Hoop Dee Doo Revue – Frequently Asked Questions


The Hoop Dee Doo Revue is a must see Dinner Show while visiting Walt Disney World! It’s a musical, vaudeville style show featuring lovable characters:  Claire de Lune, Johnny Ringo, Dolly Drew, Six Bits Slocum, Flora Long and Jim Handy! They sing, dance and joke their way right into your heart! These larger-than-life characters directly interact with the audience and even involve “volunteers” in the final performance of the night!   It’s a great way to relax and leave the business [...]

Hoop Dee Doo Revue – Frequently Asked Questions2016-05-01T17:17:33-04:00

Walt Disney World Vacation Tips for All Ages


What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a Disney vacation? You may think of it as a family vacation or a trip that is geared toward kids. It's true that kids will love Walt Disney World and it is a perfect vacation for families; But it is not only for families! Let me share with you a few tips for adults, teens, children, and even those of you traveling to Disney without children in [...]

Walt Disney World Vacation Tips for All Ages2016-05-06T08:40:32-04:00

The Best Restaurants You Don’t Need a Reservation For


  It’s a known fact that to get the first pick of reservation times at Disney restaurants, you have to book them six months in advance. But sometimes, we don’t always have the luxury of knowing when we are going to be on vacation, which often leads to a lack of availability at table service restaurants the closer it gets to your vacation dates! Quick service restaurants to the rescue! Not all theme park food consists of boring burgers, hot [...]

The Best Restaurants You Don’t Need a Reservation For2019-05-29T14:02:02-04:00

The One Tip To Help Avoid Rookie Mistakes on Disney Trips


A few short years ago, I was in the midst of one of the happiest – and most stressful - times of my life! I was planning a wedding AND a Disney vacation at the same time! Looking back, I think I spent more time worrying about the honeymoon at Disney World than I worried about the actual wedding! We had booked our vacation with a local travel agent – her services began and ended with making sure our resort [...]

The One Tip To Help Avoid Rookie Mistakes on Disney Trips2019-05-29T14:02:05-04:00

Walt Disney World’s Best Kept Secrets


From the magic of meeting your favorite characters, to the smallest little detail in attraction décor, Disney is never short on making magic happen no matter where you are in the parks! Here are a few of my must-do’s every trip that are little known… but not for long, now that I’m sharing my four favorite secrets! Getting your silhouette hand-cut is one of THE best souvenirs you could come home with! On my last trip, my husband and I [...]

Walt Disney World’s Best Kept Secrets2016-01-25T10:15:30-05:00

My New Year’s Walt Disney World Resolutions!


2016 brings exciting things to Walt Disney World, and I have resolved to experience these 5 things this year! Frozen Ever After in Norway I am excited that Norway will be getting the long awaited new ride this Spring: Frozen Ever After! This ride will take you through Arendelle as Elsa turns Summer into Winter and will be a delight for the entire family! The Norway pavilion will be receiving some new features, too, so I will be planning my [...]

My New Year’s Walt Disney World Resolutions!2016-01-03T23:58:18-05:00

5 Disney Resolutions for the New Year


Happy New Year! It's a great time to try new things on your next Disney Vacation. We all have our favorite resorts, rides and restaurants. Disney World has so much to offer, why not try something new? Let's get started... Resolution #1: Go to Disney this year! In order to keep on track with your Disney resolutions, you need to plan your next trip. You may think it's out of reach to go. However, with three levels of resort accommodations [...]

5 Disney Resolutions for the New Year2016-01-03T23:57:54-05:00

FerryTale Wishes Fireworks Dessert Cruise


In October, I surprised my mom with a fireworks cruise for her 60th birthday. I had been looking for a great idea of something special we could do while in Walt Disney World when I heard about the new cruise offering, and I immediately booked us a spot. Since these cruises are new, I had no idea what to expect, but I was very pleasantly surprised.   I was told we could board the boat an hour prior to Wishes, [...]

FerryTale Wishes Fireworks Dessert Cruise2015-12-03T13:12:54-05:00

Tips For Turning Reading into a Vacation!


A great way to encourage reading is for your kids to earn their way to a vacation destination!  Kids love watching a movie or playing video games, but reading, unfortunately, has become the media of last resort. So, you have to find a way to turn reading, or the Reading Fair, into a challenge with an award for completing the book.  This move will create enthusiasm and engage your family in planning a vacation together! One of the most popular [...]

Tips For Turning Reading into a Vacation!2015-10-27T16:31:49-04:00

3 BIG Tips for Ringing in the New Year at Walt Disney World


New Year’s Eve is a special time no matter where you are. I have spent New Year’s Eve at the Walt Disney World Resort 3 times and it is probably my favorite place to be for ringing in a new year. That being said, it is VERY crowded. Some people think I am crazy for going during that time on purpose. It’s true that the crowds are the highest of the year and that Magic Kingdom and sometimes other parks [...]

3 BIG Tips for Ringing in the New Year at Walt Disney World2020-05-13T15:22:26-04:00

The Walt Disney World Monorail Resorts


The Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom monorail loop runs along the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon. Along this loop are three of Walt Disney World’s most iconic resort hotels: The Polynesian Village Resort, The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and The Contemporary Resort. Along with the convenience of being a monorail ride away from both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot (via transfer) you’ll also find an abundance of recreational activities along with some of the best dining on property. The [...]

The Walt Disney World Monorail Resorts2015-05-28T09:19:29-04:00

2015 Magic Kingdom Special Events


2015 Magic Kingdom Special Events tickets went on sale today for the following events : Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party include: September 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27; October 1 – Advance: $68 (plus tax) for adults; $63 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9); Day of the Event: $74 (plus tax) for adults; $69 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9) October 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, November 1 [...]

2015 Magic Kingdom Special Events2015-04-08T12:49:33-04:00

Best Places to Take a Break at Each Walt Disney World Park


Those of you who have been know; those of you who have not-listen up! A vacation to Walt Disney World is tiring! It’s the best kind of tired and it is 100% worth the tiredness! The sights, sounds, the walking, the food! Really, it’s one of my most favorite places to go to get away. But, you still need some downtime while you are there, especially in the parks. The Walt Disney World Resort Hotels are GREAT places to take [...]

Best Places to Take a Break at Each Walt Disney World Park2020-05-13T15:22:23-04:00

Kona Cafe at the Polynesian Village Resort


If you’ve ever visited the Polynesian Village Resort you might (or might not have) noticed the little restaurant around the corner from the bustling ‘Ohana. Kona Café is an understated restaurant located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner this is a great spot to grab a meal whether you are a guest at the Polynesian Village or just visiting the Magic Kingdom. It’s a quick monorail ride away from the entrance [...]

Kona Cafe at the Polynesian Village Resort2014-12-02T14:32:58-05:00

Be Our Guest at a Unique Counter Service Dining Experience


If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World you probably know one of the hardest dining reservations to get is at the new Be Our Guest restaurant in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. These reservations often disappear within the first few minutes of the system opening 180 days in advance. But, never fear – there is another option! Lunch at Be Our Guest is considered “upscale counter service” and does not require a reservation. In fact, reservations aren’t [...]

Be Our Guest at a Unique Counter Service Dining Experience2014-08-26T12:35:39-04:00

A Few Tips and Tricks for Tackling Walt Disney World


As a vacation planner it’s my job to do everything I can to make sure your trip to Walt Disney World is everything you hoped it would be. While some things I can’t control, like weather and crowds, there are some tips and tricks that will help to make every vacation more enjoyable. I’ve visited Walt Disney World over 20 times so chances are I’ve been there done that with just about everything. When you book your trip with me [...]

A Few Tips and Tricks for Tackling Walt Disney World2014-07-29T18:24:56-04:00

Top 10 Character Meals at Disney World


During my many trips to Disney World with my family I have compiled quite a list of my favorite restaurants including many with characters. These meals are a great way to see you family’s favorite characters without using valuable park time. Below is a top ten list that I collected with my personal recommendations and tips, keep in mind many of the restaurants below completely fill up 180 days in advance. All Travel with the Magic agents begin their day [...]

Top 10 Character Meals at Disney World2014-05-27T20:35:55-04:00

6 Tips for Documenting Your Disney Trip


Attention photography enthusiasts and family memory keepers. I have compiled my favorite tips for documenting your awesome Disney vacation! 1. Snap, snap, snap! In the age of digital cameras you can never ever take too many photographs. My photography mantra is “splurge now, purge later.” 2. Take notes. I know, I know, how is that fun? It doesn’t have to be intensive or time consuming. A few sentences about the highlights of the day or a funny or extra memorable [...]

6 Tips for Documenting Your Disney Trip2014-05-27T21:02:16-04:00

Fun Facts About Disney’s Hollywood Studios


The World you have entered was created by The Walt Disney Company and is dedicated to Hollywood—not a place on a map, but a state of mind that exists wherever people dream and wonder and imagine, a place where illusion and reality are fused by technological magic. We welcome you to a Hollywood that never was—and always will be. —Michael Eisner, May 1, 1989 Welcome to Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Here you will truly feel like you’ve stepped back in time [...]

Fun Facts About Disney’s Hollywood Studios2014-05-12T15:10:53-04:00

How do I plan a trip to Disney World?


“We’re going to Disney World” it seems so simple, that is until you try to start planning. “Where do we stay, what are hopper passes, do I need dining?” These are questions I hear daily and why having a knowledge travel agent can make the difference in your vacation experience. If you’re thinking of planning a trip to Disney this blog is for you, so let’s get started! The first thing your family needs to decide is dates and the [...]

How do I plan a trip to Disney World?2019-06-06T16:27:08-04:00

Disney World Baby Care Centers


When traveling to Disney with an infant make certain you know where the Baby Care Centers are located. There is one located in each park and are fully staffed to help with all of your baby needs. They are open during regular park hours AND are FREE to use. Disney knows how to accommodate families with infants! Check out all the services the Baby Care Centers offer: 1. Need a quiet place to nurse your little one? Disney Baby Care [...]

Disney World Baby Care Centers2014-01-28T16:33:10-05:00

Secrets of Epcot


Now that we’ve taken a look at some of the Imagineering secrets and little known facts of the Magic Kingdom lands let’s hop on a monorail over and explore Epcot. Fun facts abound here as well! The sidewalks twinkle at night. Take the path to the right after the Spaceship Earth and you’ll see them. The gardens throughout Epcot are the most extensive in all of Walt Disney World and are cared for by a team of 700 horticulturists. Spaceship [...]

Secrets of Epcot2014-01-28T16:41:03-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule


  Magic Kingdom® Park Casey's Corner Splash Mountain Splashdown Photos Agrabah Bazaar The Magic Carpets of Aladdin Liberty Square Riverboat Monorail - MK Express Barnstormer Tomorrowland Transit Authority Pinocchio's Village Haus The Plaza Restaurant 1/6/14 - 2/15/14 1/6/14 - 3/21/14 1/6/14 - 3/21/14 1/7/14 - 2/13/14 1/13/14 - 1/16/14 1/21/14 - 1/30/14 1/21/14 - 3/21/14 2/3/14 - 2/5/14 2/10/14 - 3/27/14 2/17/14 - 3/30/14 2/17/14 - 3/7/14 Epcot® American Adventure Restrooms Mid-January - End of January Disney's Hollywood Studios® Backlot [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2014-01-13T13:23:40-05:00

Preserving Memories with Disney’s Memory Maker


On our recent trip to Walt Disney World we used Disney’s Memory Maker (formerly PhotoPass Plus) photo package and found it to be easy to use, fun and very much worth the money. In fact, I can’t imagine another Walt Disney World vacation without adding this feature to my package. Memory Maker includes unlimited digital downloads of all pictures taken by Disney’s PhotoPass photographers during you trip. It also includes unlimited downloads of attraction photos (attraction photos are offered on [...]

Preserving Memories with Disney’s Memory Maker2014-01-07T19:05:45-05:00

Harmony Barber Shop


When I talk about having my kids’ hair cut at Disney people always give me these puzzled looks, but yes it’s true Disney has their very own barber shop in Magic Kingdom! The Harmony Barber Shop is a full service salon with licensed cosmetologists and is a hidden gem that most visitors walk right by each day and is one of the most unique happenings the Magic Kingdom offers. While this Barber Shop services customers of all ages, its specialty [...]

Harmony Barber Shop2013-12-17T08:46:21-05:00

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party


Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party On select nights in November and December, the Magic Kingdom hosts a special ticketed event, a party to be exact.  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a very special event with activities the whole family can enjoy. Upon entering the park, you will be given a special wristband showing that you are indeed there for the party. Be sure to pick up a guide map as well. It will tell you all of the locations [...]

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party2013-12-09T07:40:49-05:00

Disney “Princess” Style


Disney "Princess" Style Everyone knows that Disney has Princesses and that they can be met at several locations at the Walt Disney World Resort. But not everyone knows that there are many experiences that allow you to have a “princess moment” that truly makes you feel that fairytales are real.  The following princess themed activities can make any girl feel special, from the littlest to the most mature of princesses. From the moment you see the castle to the second [...]

Disney “Princess” Style2013-12-01T18:44:48-05:00

Dressing up at Disney – Not just for Halloween!


If I could come back in another life as Cinderella, Ariel or Belle, I would. My husband will back me up on this. When visiting Walt Disney World, I am the first to “ooh” and “aah” over the adorable mini Princesses that can be seen all over the parks. The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique does an amazing job of transforming these little girls into true Princesses. The comments and compliments from the cast members as well as other guests truly give [...]

Dressing up at Disney – Not just for Halloween!2013-11-15T18:40:22-05:00

Holiday Fun at Magic Kingdom Park


Have some Holiday fun at the Magic Kingdom Park at The Walt Disney World® Resort!  From November 15, 2013 to January 4, 2014. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Magic Kingdom park, where you can enjoy the occasion with an all-new Frozen treat, courtesy of Limited Time Magic! Start the day with the young citizens of Main Street, U.S.A. as they jingle along in their Holly Jolly Trolley show—re-tuned just for the season. Then, as evening enters [...]

Holiday Fun at Magic Kingdom Park2013-11-15T19:02:45-05:00

Where do all those coins go?


Ever since I was a child, I have been intrigued with all the coins sitting on the base of the water of the It's a Small World attraction in Magic Kingdom. I had always seen the money and wondered how much money is in that water? As I got older I found myself wondering where does the money go? Surely, they have to clean it out every now and then. What happens to it? After a recent visit, I decided [...]

Where do all those coins go?2013-11-06T12:38:08-05:00

Exploring Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland


“Here is a land of imagination, hopes and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment the age of chivalry, magic and make-believe are reborn and fairy tales come true. Fantasyland is dedicated to the young and the young at heart, to those who believe that when you wish upon a star your dreams do come true.” – Walt Disney While some may view Fantasyland as a mecca for toddlers and pre-schoolers take some time to explore this land and you’ll [...]

Exploring Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland2013-11-06T12:37:20-05:00

Our First Experience Using the New DAS


My family and I took our annual fall Disney World trip October 17-19, 2013. This would be our first time using the new Magic Bands and using the Disability Access Service (DAS) card. My daughter is autistic and is unable to wait in lines. In our past Disney trips we always used the GAC and it worked wonderfully for my daughter. Disney’s new DAS went into effect October 9, 2013. Changes were made due to the abuse of the old [...]

Our First Experience Using the New DAS2013-10-25T14:12:56-04:00

Exploring Walt Disney World’s Frontierland


Walt Disney was fascinated by the American frontier. Growing up in small town Missouri in the early years of the 20th century the pioneer towns of the western United States were not too far away. By the time planning for Disneyland was underway the western movies and TV shows had grown in popularity. Walt took these ideas and poured them into a land based on the fictional characters of the westerns, the history of the early pioneers and the characters [...]

Exploring Walt Disney World’s Frontierland2013-09-30T20:54:40-04:00

Your chance to meet Jack Skellington and Sally!


Boys and Ghouls of all ages are invited to don their favorite costumes and enjoy a spooktacular time at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This special-ticket event returns to Magic Kingdom® Park this fall with exciting new entertainment, character greetings and more! For the first time ever you will have the chance to meet Jack Skellington and Sally, from Tim Burton’s "The Nightmare Before Christmas" on Main Street, U.S.A.  Over in Tomorrowland, Mike and Sulley, from "Monsters University" scare up a good time [...]

Your chance to meet Jack Skellington and Sally!2013-08-13T11:59:37-04:00

Dinner at Be Our Guest


Be our Guest is the newest restaurant at Disney World which opened in Magic Kingdom's New Fantasyland November 2013. It is a visually stunning restaurant. The exterior is very majestic, featuring Beast's castle which is located at the top of a rocky mountain terrain complete with snow caps and waterfall. One thing that needs to be mentioned is this restaurant doesn't have a princess vibe like some believe when they hear it has a Beauty and the Beast theme. This [...]

Dinner at Be Our Guest2013-07-07T19:25:37-04:00

Be Our Guest Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom


Be Our Guest is such a popular restaurant at the Magic Kingdom! Since it opened last fall in the New Fantasyland it has been very hard to get Advanced Dining Reservations to eat there. Never fear…I have great news for you! You can actually eat at Be our Guest without an Advanced Dining Reservation! YES! It is true. Be our Guest is open as a quick service for lunch every single day. But this is no ordinary quick service location…read [...]

Be Our Guest Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom2013-06-28T14:51:20-04:00

Vote for your favorite long lost Disney friend!


Disney is bring back the “Long Lost Friends” week to the Magic Kingdom!  I love the old characters and was sad when they visited the park this year and I missed it.  You can vote for your favorite now!  

Vote for your favorite long lost Disney friend!2013-06-21T18:31:05-04:00

Limited Time Magic! Summer Trolley Show at the Magic Kingdom


Summer Trolley Show Clang, clang, clang goes the trolley! Things are gonna' hum this summer as the young citizens of Main Street, U.S.A. host a toe-tappin', parasol-spinnin', red, white and blue celebration of the good old summertime! Be sure not to miss the fun, all part of Limited Time Magic, starting June 2.

Limited Time Magic! Summer Trolley Show at the Magic Kingdom2013-11-15T15:38:08-05:00

Treasures of the Seven Seas is now open at Magic Kingdom® Park


  Inspired by the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise, this interactive quest allows your Clients to turn into one of Captain Jack’s pirate recruits, arms them with magic talismans and treasure maps, and lets them embark on one of five different pirate raids throughout Adventureland. Your Clients can prove their pirate worth by collecting valuable treasures while fending off some of Captain Jack’s enemies, including the Royal Navy and Captain Barbossa. The quest is included in Theme Park [...]

Treasures of the Seven Seas is now open at Magic Kingdom® Park2013-06-03T12:06:19-04:00

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade coming in 2014


In honor of the completion of New Fantasyland™ in 2014, the characters and settings of New Fantasyland will burst forth onto the streets of the Magic Kingdom® Park in the new Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will feature fantastical floats, vibrantly-colored costumes and energetic performances. Featuring a cavalcade of beloved Disney characters interacting with Guests, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade includes characters from classic Disney animated films such as The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, [...]

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade coming in 20142013-04-29T18:29:49-04:00

Goofy’s Barnstormer


            This is one of my favorite Disney memories. My son walking off Goofy's Barnstormer after getting to ride with him. He strolled down the path with the biggest smile on his face. It is something I will never forget!

Goofy’s Barnstormer2013-01-24T12:27:05-05:00

Day 4….Fantasyland grand re-opening


December 6, 2012 Today I was scheduled to attend the Fantasyland grand re-opening ceremony at the Magic Kingdom. I was excited about attending this event and looking forward to the meetings after. I ordered some breakfast from private dining, it arrived quicky and was very good. I then walked over to the Beach Club Resort to meet my friend Meg. I took some photos of the Holiday decorations in the Lobby and then we met up with some other friends. [...]

Day 4….Fantasyland grand re-opening2012-12-13T19:55:15-05:00

Walt Disney World Refurbishment schedule update as of October 15, 2012


Magic Kingdom® Park Country Bear Jamboree The Magic Carpets of Aladdin Splash Mountain Mad Tea Party 08/22/12 - 10/16/12 10/16/12 - 10/25/12 01/02/13 - 03/19/13 01/07/13 - 02/18/13 Epcot® Test Track Bistro de Paris Souvenirs de France (shop) Epcot Character Spot 04/16/12 - 12/06/12 08/01/12 - 12/06/12 10/11/12 - 11/15/12 10/21/12 - Mid. Feb. 2013 Disney's Hollywood Studios® Studio Backlot Tour American Film Institute Showcase AFI Showcase Shop 10/08/12 - 11/16/12 10/08/12 - 11/16/12 10/08/12 - 11/16/12 Disney's Animal Kingdom® [...]

Walt Disney World Refurbishment schedule update as of October 15, 20122012-10-16T16:04:34-04:00

Disney’s Fastpass+ test confirmation


We have had several clients selected to participate in Disney's Fastpass+ test program. We have been mailing the information to the clients when we receive it. One of our clients was nice enough to send us a few photos of what she was sent and the email she received after she registered. The program was only available to test at the Magic Kingdom. The email confirmation states the following: Please enter the Disney FastPass+ entrance at the attraction between the [...]

Disney’s Fastpass+ test confirmation2012-09-19T15:41:01-04:00

Beer and wine at the Magic Kingdom


When it opens at Magic Kingdom® Park on Nov. 19, Be Our Guest Restaurant will magically drop your Clients into the world of Belle and the Beast with a whole new level of theming for a Disney restaurant. And the Walt Disney World® Food & Beverage team has created a menu to match this theming. ©Disney A team of Disney chefs spent more than three years developing the French-inspired menu, creating both a quick-service menu for lunch and [...]

Beer and wine at the Magic Kingdom2012-09-13T22:52:14-04:00

Be our Guest Restaurant opening


I just spoke with a cast member at Disney Dining and the Disney's Be Our Guest Restaurant will be opening on December 6, 2012 and you should be able to make reservations close to the end of August.  If you are booked with Travel with the Magic please contact your vacation planner for more information.

Be our Guest Restaurant opening2012-08-09T00:09:16-04:00

Dumbos Storybook Circus now open!


The largest expansion in Magic Kingdom® Park history is underway, a project that will nearly double the size of Fantasyland at the Walt Disney World® Resort. And now the Storybook Circus area of New Fantasyland is open! Dumbo storybook circus ©Disney               Some of the new elements of Storybook Circus include: Not one but two circling carousels of airborne pachyderms on Dumbo the Flying Elephant. And, before taking to the skies on [...]

Dumbos Storybook Circus now open!2012-07-04T20:50:50-04:00

Be Our Guest Restaurant update


For all of you dying to know when Be Our Guest will be open and when you can start making dining reservations we have some info. Not all the information you want but some is better than none. Right? Looks like they will start taking reservations in August but no official date for when the Restaurant will actually open has been released. We will let you know when we know. Today the Disney parks blog gave us some [...]

Be Our Guest Restaurant update2019-05-23T08:58:27-04:00

Be Our Guest Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom


What will the "Be Our Guest Restaurant" at the Magic Kingdom look like? Check out this video from WDW Imagineering.... http://youtu.be/UM76RC5b3nM For more information about a Disney vacation contact us at info@travelwiththemagic.com or call us toll free at 1.800.670.4312

Be Our Guest Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom2012-06-26T17:36:44-04:00

Dumbos Flying Circus at the Magic Kingdom


Are you ready to enjoy the new Dumbos flying circus at Disney World? I know I am! When I was last at Disney World in March 2012 part of this attraction was open but not all of it. What was open was just beautiful especially at night when it is all lit up. Well the second phase of Dumbo the Flying Elephant opens this July (hopefully) waiting in line should be all sorts of fun. Yes I am serious. Disney [...]

Dumbos Flying Circus at the Magic Kingdom2012-06-17T13:12:13-04:00

2012 Fantasyland openings update


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – (April 27, 2012) — This July and “Holidays 2012″ are the next two milestones for openings in the multi-year expansion of the New Fantasyland, announced Friday. A “What’s New, What’s Next” presentation to media detailed the next phases in the project designed to nearly double the size of Fantasyland, the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history. “Fantasyland is a place where a very special kind of memory is made: where children just old enough to [...]

2012 Fantasyland openings update2012-04-29T12:25:20-04:00

2012 Mickey’s not so Scary Halloween party at the Magic Kingdom


The dates for the  2012 Mickey's not so Scary Halloween party at the Magic Kingdom have been released.  I was on with Disney Dining this morning and the cast member gave me these dates. (she actually said they were released yesterday)                 September 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 30 October 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31 November 2nd We will update [...]

2012 Mickey’s not so Scary Halloween party at the Magic Kingdom2012-04-27T12:26:33-04:00

Disneyland Dining fun facts


via DisneylandNews.com It’s a Jolly Holiday: The décor of the Jolly Holiday Bakery Café is inspired by the song “Oh, it’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary,” from “Mary Poppins.” The café on Main Street, U.S.A. has whimsical touches from the film throughout the building and outdoor seating area, including stained-glass images of penguins on the entry windows. The menu offers sandwiches, salads and bakery items, including seasonal muffins, a Matterhorn macaroon, flourless chocolate cake and Mickey-shaped desserts. Award winners . [...]

Disneyland Dining fun facts2019-05-29T13:44:46-04:00

President Obama visits the Magic Kingdom


President Obama visited the Magic Kingdom at Disney World on January 19, 2012 to speak about boosting tourism in America. http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/tourism/president-barack-obama-at-disney-world-unveils-plans-to-boost-tourism/1211370 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/us/politics/for-obama-a-day-at-disney-world-and-a-new-york-night.html

President Obama visits the Magic Kingdom2019-06-21T13:01:25-04:00

Refurbishments at the Magic Kingdom


updated list for the Magic Kingdom as of December 5, 2011 Plaza Ice Cream Parlor                       01/04/12 - 03/27/12 Dumbo the Flying Elephant               01/09/12 - 02/17/12 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad        01/09/12 - 05/27/12 For more information about the Magic Kingdom contact us at info@travelwiththemagic.com

Refurbishments at the Magic Kingdom2011-12-08T16:19:24-05:00

Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom


The Mickey's very Merry Christmas party will take place Dec. 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16 and 18. For more information about attending this special ticket event or a free quote on a Disney vacation contact Travel with the Magic at info@travelwiththemagic.com or call us toll free at 1-800-670-4312 ext 123. All our services are free!

Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom2011-12-02T11:31:05-05:00

Tinker Bell and friends return to the Magic Kingdom


Tinker Bell and the rest of the "Disney Fairies" will return to the Magic Kingdom on July 28. You can meet Tink and her friends at the Adventureland Veranda in the Adventureland area of the park. The fairies will continue greeting guests at Epcot until then. For the most updated information on where to meet characters at the parks pick up a Times Guide when you arrive.

Tinker Bell and friends return to the Magic Kingdom2011-07-08T19:01:15-04:00

Fourth of July to Rock the Skies above Walt Disney World


Fourth of July to Rock the Skies above Walt Disney World Resort With Special Fireworks Shows at Three Parks LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Walt Disney World Resort will pixie dust the night skies July 4 with special pyrotechnic shows, including a patriotic display at Magic Kingdom, a rock’n’roll spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and a classic sky show at Epcot infused with an Independence Day finale. Here’s what’s in store: * Magic Kingdom will present “Disney’s Celebrate America! A [...]

Fourth of July to Rock the Skies above Walt Disney World2011-06-26T00:50:07-04:00

New interactive queue at the Haunted Mansion


Walt Disney Imagineering recently unveiled a new interactive queue at the Haunted Mansion attraction at Magic Kingdom® Park. You can now view a new story line inspired by some of their favorite characters, previously seen only inside the Haunted Mansion. Throughout the interactive queue, your Clients will find new crypts and other “spooky” sights, as well as tombstones with witty epitaphs to the dearly departed, such as “Drink A Toast To Our Friend Ken, Fill Your Glass And Don’t Say [...]

New interactive queue at the Haunted Mansion2012-02-08T13:33:42-05:00

Magician Mickey Mouse now greeting Guests at new Magic Kingdom location


Magician Mickey Mouse Now Greeting Guests at New Magic Kingdom Location .... and Guests Can Skip Standby Queue with Disney’s FASTPASS! LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Mickey Mouse now reigns at a new location in Magic Kingdom to meet and greet his friends at Walt Disney World Resort. Guests can now go backstage at Town Square Theater for photos and autographs with Mickey -- without waiting in a standby queue! Mickey's new location in the park also heralds [...]

Magician Mickey Mouse now greeting Guests at new Magic Kingdom location2011-04-04T23:54:06-04:00

Fastpass to meet Mickey Mouse?


Not sure if I like this .... Magic Kingdom Guests Will Be Able To Determine a Time To Meet with Mickey Mouse Beginning Later This Spring LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Magic Kingdom officials have a hunch a really "hot ticket" in their realm this summer is going to be something other than a ride, a snack or a show. Rather, it's a first-ever opportunity to nail down a time to meet with Mickey Mouse. When meet-and-greets with Mickey move [...]

Fastpass to meet Mickey Mouse?2011-02-24T12:21:38-05:00

Let the Memories begin Castle show at the Magic Kingdom


GUEST MEMORIES, FANCIFUL FORMS ANCHOR NEW DISNEY CASTLE SHOW: In a dramatic new projection show filled with special effects and magic, Cinderella Castle transforms into a shimmering spectacle during “Let the Memories Begin” at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The ten-minute projection show, presented on select nights, is highlighted by images of Walt Disney World guests photographed that same day in Magic Kingdom. (Kent Phillips, photographer).

Let the Memories begin Castle show at the Magic Kingdom2011-02-19T14:51:23-05:00

2010 Holiday Happenings at The Disney World Resort


MICKEY’S JINGLE JUNGLE PARADE: Goofy, donning his best holiday wear, waves to the crowd during “Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The parade blends the spirit of Disney’s Animal Kingdom with the spirit of the holidays. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This is one of my favorite parades at Disney during the Holidays! This afternoon parade runs daily from Nov. 14, 2010, [...]

2010 Holiday Happenings at The Disney World Resort2010-11-13T02:31:57-05:00

New option at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique


The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Downtown Disney Marketplace or at Magic Kingdom at Disney World will now transform boys ages 3 and up into knights! Complete with a colorful hair gel and confetti and a sword and shield. The Knight Package is available beginning Sunday, September 19th in the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutiques at the Walt Disney World Resort. To book The Knight Package transformation, call 407-WDW-STYLE or contact us at info@travelwiththemagic.com

New option at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique2010-09-23T15:17:51-04:00

'Summer Nightastic' Press Release


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2010) – The “Main Street Electrical Parade” lights up the streets of Magic Kingdom and headlines a season of after-dark excitement coming to Walt Disney World Resort. “After the sun goes down, our Walt Disney World parks will light up the night with ‘Summer Nightastic!’, ” announced Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney World Resort, at a media event Wednesday. Disney magic will shine and shimmer in a whole new light. Here’s a look [...]

'Summer Nightastic' Press Release2010-03-05T18:07:16-05:00