Disney Permanently Cancels Night of Joy

In a move that had been rumored for some time Disney announced this week they were permanently cancelling the contemporary Christian music festival, Night of Joy. Reaction to the cancellation varied and speculation about the cause has led some to conspiracy theories.

Let’s take a look at what Night of Joy was and why Disney may have cancelled it. Continue reading Disney Permanently Cancels Night of Joy

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What Are Disney Extra Magic Hours

Walt Disney World is the most visited theme park in the world. The average daily attendance at just the Magic Kingdom is over 50,000 people. That means crowds. People do not like crowds so Disney has some special programs like Extra Magic Hours.

What are Extra Magic Hours?

Extra Magic Hours are special times that only select guests can enter the park. Sometimes they are offered in the morning and sometimes in the evening.  If they are offered in the morning it is generally one hour before the park opens to all guests. If it is evening hours the park is normally open two hours after the park closes. Continue reading What Are Disney Extra Magic Hours

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Disney After Hours Summer 2018

Walt Disney World is a great place to go (I know big surprise you would find that opinion here) but that does not mean everything is great. One thing that is not great is sharing the parks with up to 50,000 other people. Disney knows this and Disney also knows some people will pay for the privilege of having lower crowds.  That is why they offer Disney After Hours. This year the event will be returning the Magic Kingdom on select nights from June through September.

What is Disney After Hours?

Disney After Hours is a hard ticket event. That means your standard Disney admission ticket will not get you into the event. You must purchase a special ticket for the event and Disney limits the number of tickets available. Unlike normal theme park tickets the tickets for this event are date specific and are normally non-refundable. Continue reading Disney After Hours Summer 2018

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Minnie Van Service Extended To All Resorts

Some people do not realize it but Walt Disney World is as big as San Francisco (40 square miles.) With tens of thousand of people visiting the parks every day Disney needs lots of transportation. They have buses, boats, monorails and a Minnie Van. Most people know about the first three but some have never heard of the Minnie Van.

What is a Minnie Van?

First of all this is not (exactly) the van your mom hauled you to soccer practice in.  They are a private alternative to the mass transportation Disney offers. The vans themselves are a six passenger Chevy Traverse. Each vehicle is painted red with with polka-dots. Continue reading Minnie Van Service Extended To All Resorts

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New Monorails Coming To Disney?

Are New Monorails Coming?

Fans of the Mouse have been clamoring for new monorails for some time.  Rumors have come and gone that a new fleet was on the way but no new monorails have arrived. This week the rumor mill was kicked into high gear when it was confirmed by Disney legend Bob Gurr (who worked on the original designs for both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World monorails.)

“There is a contract… contracts are underway. You will see (new monorails). If everything works right, it will be the same company, Bombardier.”

Bob Gurr

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Jedi Training Academy At Hollywood Studios

So the Force is strong with your child and your little one thinks he or she has what it takes to be a Jedi? Then the Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple at Hollywood Studios is just the thing for you are looking for. Let’s take a look at what the Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple is, who is eligible, and what it takes to reserve a spot for the Jedi Training Academy. Continue reading Jedi Training Academy At Hollywood Studios

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Free Dining 2018 and Room Only Discounts

Who wants free dining? Or maybe you prefer a discount on your room? Either way today is the day because both offers were released early this morning and as usual I was up bright and early working to get those discounts for my valued clients.

Before we get into the details of the free dining offer you need to understand a few things. The dates are limited and so are the rooms. Just because Disney has a room does not mean it qualifies for the free dining (or the room only discount for that matter.) The Disney website is getting crushed today and is experiencing technical difficulties (expect to see Stitch a lot.) The phone lines are also being hammered so expect long wait times if you try to call in. Continue reading Free Dining 2018 and Room Only Discounts

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Disney Will Start Charging For Overnight Parking

Disney will start charging for overnight parking

In somewhat of a surprise move Disney has announced they will start charging for overnight parking at the Disney owned resort hotels. Guests who book their Disney vacation package before March 21st will not be charged.

How much is Disney charging for parking

Charges for parking will be based on resort category.

Disney Value resorts will be $13

Disney Moderate resorts will be $19

Deluxe and Deluxe villa resorts will be $24

Complimentary standard self-parking is available while enjoying select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences at Disney Resort hotels.

Guests who booked with Disney Vacation club will also receive complimentary parking.

Charging For Overnight Parking

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Two Animal Kingdom Rumors Indiana Jones and Zootopia

Even though Pandora just opened there are still Animal Kingdom rumors. According to separate rumors there are two new expansions under consideration. Those two new expansions are Indiana Jones and Zootopia.

Both expansions are based on popular Disney movie properties. This means Disney is keeping the synergy alive. But what are the chances that either of both of these will actually be built? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons and you can decide for yourself. Be sure to let me know in the comments if you think they will happen or if you even want them to happen. Continue reading Two Animal Kingdom Rumors Indiana Jones and Zootopia

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Would You Trade Mousekeeping For A Gift Card

Recently some guests have been offered the opportunity to trade Mousekeeping for a gift card.  This program is not something Disney is announcing on their website nor does it apply to every resort. The amount offered on the gift card has ranged from $15 per night to $20 per night.

Would you trade Mousekeeping for a gift card?

Mousekeeping is what a lot of Disney fans call the housekeeping department at Walt Disney Word resorts. It is not an official term but it is a cute one! Continue reading Would You Trade Mousekeeping For A Gift Card

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