This week Jennifer and Sara are sharing their favorite tips for the Walt Disney World FastPass+ system. How to use the system and how to maximize your park time! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener celebrations and questions, and more!
A new nightly projection show will debut at the Magic Kingdom on November 4, 2016. 'Once Upon a Time', inspired by a similar show from Tokyo Disneyland, uses projection mapping onto Cinderella Castle to tell the bedtime stories told by Mrs. Potts from "Beauty and the Beast." "Once Upon a Time" replaces "Celebrate the Magic", which ends its run on November 3, 2015.
Disney Cruise Line (DCL) has announced the itineraries for January - May 2018. DCL will be visiting Bonaire, an island in the Dutch Caribbean, for the first time. Platinum and Gold Castaway Club members can book beginning Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the general public can book beginning Thursday, October 27, 2016. For details, check out the Disney Parks Blog.
The Royal Court Royal Tea is a fun event, held on select days at sea, where young guests are dubbed princes and princesses and greeted individually by the Disney Princesses. The Royal Tea has been offered on the Disney Fantasy and recently onboard the Disney Dream for 4-night sailings but will be offered on all of the Disney ships beginning with the November 4, 2016 3-night sailing of the Disney Dream, the November 10, 2016 sailing of the Disney Wonder, and the December 11, 2016 sailing of the Disney Magic.
Posted by: PassPorter News 10/24/2016 (4 days ago)
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Mickey Mouse will be celebrating his birthday on November 18. To make the most of the celebration, Mickey has left on a trip around the world and will be making surprise appearances in iconic locations around the globe. Follow Mickey on his new Instagram page or use the hashtag #HappyBirthdayMickey to follow along. Guests who are at Disneyland and Walt Disney World on November 18 will receive a special commemorative "Happy Birthday, Mickey!" pins and will enjoy a special birthday celebration. (A pre-parade celebration in Disneyland and a special edition of the "Move it! Shake it! Dance & Play it! Street Party" at Walt Disney World.)
Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has been named the number two fine dining establishment in the United States by TripAdvisor. (Alinea in Chicago claimed the top spot.) The winners are chosen based on the quantity and quality of the reviews posted on TripAdvisor over the past 12 months.
Guests sailing on the Disney Magic out of New York City in the Fall of 2017 will get to experience the first ever Marvel Day at Sea. The Marvel Day at Sea cruises will be on the 10/6, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, and 11/18/17 sailings. Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, and other Marvel Universe characters will be onboard to enjoy the new deck party, and onboard events.
This week Jennifer and Sara are joined by PassPorter's Disneyland Co-Author Ginger Jabour. Ginger recently returned from Disneyland and has updates on seasonal activities, attractions, and more. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener celebrations, and Q&A.
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Couples can now have their wedding ceremony in front of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom after the park closes. A reception in Fantasyland is also available. The price tag for an after hours event at the Magic Kingdom starts at $180,000.
Beginning November 24, 2016, Princess Elena of Avalor will greet guests at Princess Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom. FastPass+ reservations for this event are now available in My Disney Experience.