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24
Jul 14

Dates and Prices for the 2014 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will celebrate the joy of the season for 19 magical nights from November 7th  to December 19th. For a quarter century, Walt Disney World Resort guests have been mesmerized by this festive tradition immersing families in the holiday spirit.

Beginning at 7 p.m. (after regular park hours), guests with special event tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party can enjoy all the holiday splendor with lively stage shows featuring Disney characters all dressed up for the holidays, a unique holiday parade and favorite holiday traditions including complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, and snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A. The fun continues with a holiday “Celebrate the Magic” castle projection show and Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season nighttime fireworks spectacular. Guests can enjoy experiences and attractions, including the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, in New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom.

2014 Dates

November 7, 10, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, and 30
December 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 19

Prices

Advance Purchase

November 7, 10, 13, 14, 18, and 20 {Ages 10+: $67.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $62.00+tax}

December 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, and 16 {Ages 10+: $67.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $62.00+tax}

Annual Passholder and DVC Discounts

November 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, and 20 {Ages 10+: $62.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $57.00+tax}

December 2, 4 and 9 {Ages 10+: $62.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $57.00+tax}

“Day of” Pricing

November – Ages 10+: $71.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $66.00+tax
December – Ages 10+: $71.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $66.00+tax 
December 19th – Ages 10+: $74.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $69.00+tax

Visit Disneyworld.com to order tickets or call 407-W-DISNEY.

For my review of last year’s party check out this post: Pictures from Our Trip to the 2013 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom


20
Jul 14

Dates and Prices for the 2014 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

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Not-so-spooky ghosts and goblins return this fall with three extra nights of fun during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, delighting fun-seekers of all ages in the Magic Kingdom. On select nights September 1st through October 31st, the Magic Kingdom will host this special hard ticket event from 7 p.m. – midnight.  Highlights include Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade; Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular; Disney characters dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes; and candy galore with treat trails throughout the Magic Kingdom.  Plus partygoers can enjoy favorite attractions including the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

2014 Dates

September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, and 28
October 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, and 31

Prices

Advance Purchase

September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, and 28 {Ages 10+: $62.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $57.00+tax}

October 2, 3, 5, 9, 13, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, and 28 {Ages 10+: $67.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $62.00+tax}

Annual Passholder and DVC Discounts

September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, and 28 {Ages 10+: $58.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $53.00+tax}

October 2, 5, 9, 13, 16, 19, and 21 {Ages 10+: $64.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $59.00+tax}

“Day of” Pricing

September – Ages 10+: $68.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $63.00+tax
October – Ages 10+: $71.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $66.00+tax 
October 31st (Halloween Night) – Ages 10+: $77.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $72.00+tax

Visit Disneyworld.com/Halloween to order tickets or call 407-W-DISNEY.

For my review of last year’s party check out this post: 2013 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Review in Pictures


28
Jun 14

Singer Ariana Grande Celebrates 21st Birthday at Walt Disney World

Singer Ariana Grande Celebrates 21st Birthday at Walt Disney World

In a photo taken at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida on June 24, 2014, singer Ariana Grande gives Mickey Mouse a kiss in front of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom. Grande is celebrating her 21st birthday with dozens of family and friends at Walt Disney World.


31
May 14

Room Photos from Our Recent Stay at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

Disney wilderness lodge resort lobby

It doesn’t feel like a theme park, it feels like a national park. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort is one of eight Deluxe Resorts on Walt Disney World property. Nestled on the shore of Bay Lake and adjacent to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground and the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a welcome respite after a long hard day of fun playing in any one of the Disney theme parks.

It’s been quite some time since I’ve stayed at this resort and I am glad to see that not much has changed.

Disney wilderness lodge resort room beds

Disney wilderness lodge resort room bed hidden mickey towel animal

Much of what you’ll find in the way of furnishings is rustic, reminiscent of a turn-of-the-century National Park Lodge room. Headboards depict mountain scapes lush with wildlife.

Disney wilderness lodge resort room bed headboardThe carvings that top the bed posts are intricate and the bedding follows suit with it’s Native American influenced pillows and throws. Can you spot Thumper? It’s all in the details. These little touches are what makes staying in a Disney Resort part of the magic of your Walt Disney World vacation.

Disney wilderness lodge resort room bed bedding pillowsRustic detailing can be found in the stout wooden furniture throughout the room.

Disney wilderness lodge resort room furniture

Disney wilderness lodge resort room flat screen tv

Disney wilderness lodge resort room office table chair

Disney wilderness lodge resort room fridge

More Disney detailing in this wall hook which is perfect for hanging purses, backpacks, wet bathing suits or bags of souvenirs.

Disney wilderness lodge resort room furniture wall hook

A tree branch for a bathroom sconce and a sturdy wooden frame hold the bathroom mirror. I love that th bathroom is split. The vanity and double sinks are part of the main room while the shower/tub combination and toilet are in a separate room, allowing several members of your party to utilize different aspects while getting ready for a day at the parks or winding down after a night at them.

Disney wilderness lodge resort room furniture bathroom sconce

Disney wilderness lodge resort room bathroom vanity sink

More Disney detailing in the shower. It’s only fitting that we see Disney woodland creatures here. Can you spot the Hidden Mickey?

Disney wilderness lodge resort room furniture bathroom tile characters

Disney wilderness lodge resort room bathroom shower

The inside of your Disney’s Wilderness Lodge room isn’t the only thing that will transport you to the rustic majesty of America’s Great Northwest. The views from the balcony are just as stunning.

Disney wilderness lodge resort room view pool areaWhat do you think of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort? Have you stayed here before? Which Disney Resort is your favorite?

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30
May 14

A Look Inside Seafarers Wood Carving in New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom

So much excitement around the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opening this week! The Mine Train attraction is housed and travels around a huge mountain near the center of New Fantasyland. If you wander around that mountain to the side closet to Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid you’ll find Seafarers Wood Carving along with a huge unfinished wooden statue of Ariel’s father King Triton.

Let’s explore shall we?

As a frame of reference, here’s a shot of the exterior of the building. You can see the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction behind the building. To the right is Prince Eric’s Village Market where guests can pick up a healthy snack. Directly behind you would be Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid. To the left is H. Goff Cartography, New Fantasyland’s DVC (Disney Vacation Club) Sales Center.

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom

As with the windows on Main Street U.S.A., there is a bit of history behind this sign. Ralph Harper Goff, a Disney Legend, was the artist behind the design of the Nautilus in Disney’s first live-action film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Coincidentally, this very building is built on top of the area that originally housed the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Submarine Voyage attraction from 1971-1994.

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Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom king tritonUpon entering Seafarers, you will notice several sketches on the wall. Does the top right sketch look familiar? It’s Ariel as she appears on the ship outside of Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid.

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom king triton

More wooden statues.

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom carvings

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom carvings

A rack full of woodworking tools for the woodsmith.

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom woodsmith woodworking tools

These raw logs will no doubt be fashioned into fine nautical creations.

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom woodsmith woodworking tools logs

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom woodsmith woodworking tools logs

I just adore these little details at the Walt Disney World theme parks. It’s what makes them so magical.

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