First Look at the New Castaway Cay Challenge Medal Design Inspired by Captain Minnie PLUS FREE ON BOARD CREDIT!

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Today, Disney Cruise Line and runDisney revealed a brand-new medal design for the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge in January. To get a first look at the design, which celebrates Captain Minnie Mouse at the helm, take a look at this video…

The Castaway Cay Challenge takes place on our private island during a four-night cruise on the Disney Dream following the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Before enjoying the island’s white sand beaches, snorkel lagoons and more, you can run through paradise in this unforgettable runDisney race. Back on the ship, you’ll experience world-class accommodations and dining, incredible family entertainment and relaxation at its finest.

PLUS if you book with Mad Hatter Adventures, Travel Company you can get up to $1000 in FREE ON BOARD CREDIT!

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Mad Hatter Adventures, Travel Company  On Board Credit Terms & Conditions:

On Board Credit Amount is based on the Disney Cruise Line CRUISE FARE ONLY and does NOT include nor apply to taxes, government fees, insurance, transfers, airfare, hotel stays, shore excursions, gratuities, purchases on room folio, Adventure by Disney Add-ons, nor any additional vacation components booked with Disney nor any other travel supplier. The OnBoard Credit is listed in US Dollars.  The OnBoard Credit cannot be combined with any other promotional discounts or offers, nor any previous rebate nor other on board credit promotions, including but not limited too transfers and place holders booked while on board. The OnBoard Credit does not apply to staterooms booked under a group block. This offer is not valid toward any active reservations booked prior to 4/15/19 by Mad Hatter Adventures, Travel Company. Cruise sail date must occur by 12/31/20. One Onboard Cruising Credit per reservation. Onboard Credit cannot be combined for multiple reservations. Offer is subject to change without notice.

If your Disney Cruise reservation is modified before or after final payment and this results in a price change, the Onboard Cruising Credit amount will be adjusted accordingly. Complimentary upgrades from Disney do not constitute a change in Onboard Credit amount. If cruise reservation is canceled at any time, the Onboard Cruising Credit Offer is null and void and cannot be transferred or redeemed as cash.

Catch These Special Walt Disney World Resort Experiences this Summer Before Time Runs Out

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Summer is here, and now, more than ever, is the time to visit Walt Disney World Resort before the clock strikes midnight on limited-time magical moments across all four theme parks.

Or maybe fall is the fairest time of all for you? Never fear – several recently opened experiences will extend their stays. Here’s a look at what’s happening over the next few months across the Walt Disney World theme parks:

Now It’s Time to Say Goodbye …

Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration at Magic Kingdom Park

  • Drop by Town Square Theater to meet Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse together – in special celebratory outfits – as part of Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration. (Ends Sept. 30)
  • Discover seldom-seen Disney friends at the flagpole in Town Square. (Ends Sept. 30)

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Entertainment at Epcot

  • Bid a fond farewell to “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” as the nighttime spectacular’s nearly 20-year run at World Showcase Lagoon draws to a close. (Ends Sept. 30)
  • Take a musical journey through the cosmos with Star-Lord and Gamora during Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live! at the America Gardens Theatre. (Ends Aug. 18)

An Incredible Celebration at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Leap into action at Pixar Place during “The Super Shindig” dance party with Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone. (Ends Sept. 30)

“Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Walk on the wild side during this raucous celebration where young adventurers let their inner animals roam free on the dance floor along with their pals Timon and Rafiki. (Ends Sept. 30)

… And There’s Still Plenty of New Magic in Our World

Several special experiences new to Walt Disney World in 2019 will continue into the fall and beyond, including:

  • Dance with favorite Disney pals in front of Cinderella Castle during “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party” at Magic Kingdom.
  • Become a rookie racer and learn the rules of the road during Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Also at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, step into the world of Disney and Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.,” or meet Edna Mode from Disney and Pixar’s “The Incredibles.”
  • Take in the grandeur of the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as it awakens anew each night with scenes inspired by “The Lion King,” or snap a photo in front of special “Lion King” backdrops perfect for sharing on social media.
  • Also at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, see the nighttime show “Rivers of Light: We Are One,” now featuring additional imagery and familiar animal characters.

Immersive Themed Lands Take You Inside Favorite Stories

  • Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom immerses you in a mystical world of massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and breathtaking new experiences.
  • Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios makes you feel like an “honorary toy” as you play alongside Woody, Buzz Lightyear and other favorite Toy Story characters. While in Andy’s backyard, take a ride on Slinky Dog Dash or grab a bite to eat at Woody’s Lunch Box.

 

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Celebrating the Star Wars Saga with Experiences Across Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens August 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this incredible new land will transport you to the planet of Batuu, where you’ll be able to live your own adventure in and around Black Spire Outpost. And when you’re “off planet” exploring the rest of the park, you can enjoy a variety of other great Star Wars experiences that celebrate the entire saga.

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  • Star Wars Launch Bay – This multi-sensory space is a must-do for Star Wars fans of all ages with the “Meet the Makers” short film, galleries featuring treasured memorabilia and authentic replicas of Star Wars artifacts, special Star Wars merchandise and opportunities to interact with favorite Star Wars characters like Chewbacca and BB-8. Starting August 29 at Star Wars Launch Bay, you can even have a personal face-to-face encounter with Darth Vader himself.
  • Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away – This unique live show experience is presented several times daily at the park’s Center Stage area, bringing to life iconic moments from the saga with compelling film clips, special effects and appearances by favorite Star Wars characters.
  • Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple – In this unforgettable, interactive experience, younglings are guided to the site of a sacred and ancient Jedi temple, where they learn the ways of the Force and face their fears against iconic Star Wars villains, to discover if they have the makings of a true Jedi.
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue – Star Tours takes you to multiple Star Wars destinations on a thrilling, motion-simulator based adventure across the galaxy, including characters and sequences from the newest Star Wars saga films Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular – This stunning nighttime show puts you in the middle of the action of memorable moments from the Star Wars saga, using state-of-the-art projection technology, lasers, lighting, pyrotechnics and other special effects.

More than ever before, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the place for you to celebrate and immerse yourself in the greatest saga ever told.

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Must Eats at Walt Disney World for Summer 2019

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We’re chilling out this summer with some deliciously refreshing cool treats at Walt Disney World Resort. If you’re looking for a way to cool off between all of your exciting activities in the parks, then this is the list for you!  Here’s a list with just a few ways to cool off on both coasts! And if you’re wanting to speed up your cool-downs, pay in advance and skip the line by mobile ordering your treat from select locations via the My Disney Experience app at Walt Disney World Resort.

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Magic Kingdom Park

  • Snack on a scoop of ice cream or even a sundae at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor and be sure to grab the It’s a Party! Sundae and the Sugar Cookie Sandwich available through July 31.
  • Try one of the many delicious flavors of soft serve available at Aloha Isle (Dole Whip Pineapple), Sunshine Tree Terrace (Orange-Vanilla Swirl and Redd’s Revenge Float with strawberry soft-serve and Fanta Strawberry), Storybook Treats (Dole Whip – Lemon and Lime), and Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies (Try the new 2319 Cone with mango-vanilla swirl soft-serve).
  • Grab a Space Ranger Slush at The Lunching Pad or Wonderland Slush at Cheshire Café.

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Epcot

  • Try one of the awesome specialty beverages (like the Awesome Mix Slushy, the I Am Root root beer float, the Destroyer Punch, or the Galaxy Juice) available through August 18 at Fife & Drum for “Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!”.
  • Indulge in fresh Italian Gelato from Gelati in the Italy pavilion.
  • Scoop up some Kakigōri (Japanese shaved ice) from Kabuki Cafe in the Japan pavilion.
  • Stop by L’Artisan des Glaces in the France pavilion for unique flavors of ice cream and macaron ice cream sandwiches.
  • Celebrate Disney’s “The Lion King” with the No Worries Panna Cotta (raspberry, papaya, and mango panna cotta with cookie crumbles and white chocolate!) at Refreshment Outpost.
  • Wash down your fish and chips with a Frozen Pimm’s Lemonade at the UK Beer Cart, made with frozen Minute Maid Lemonade, Sprite, and gin.
  • Make a pit stop at The Land Cart with Frozen Fanta Blue Raspberry and Frozen Minute Maid Lemonade or grab a Blueberry Slushy at the Canada Popcorn Cart.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Take a break and enjoy a build-your-own sundae with the new Burgers and Sundaes experience at Restaurantosaurus starting August 18.
  • Beat the heat with one of the many treats inspired by Disney’s “The Lion King” throughout the park like the Simba Ice Cream Sandwich, Simba’s Sunset Dole Whip, the King’s Cooler, the Asante Slush, or the Bugs ‘n Grub Waffle Cone – check out my recent Foodie Guide for more info.
  • Feel like a billion bucks with Scrooge McDuck’s Billionaire Bacon Caramel Sundae, available at Dino-Bite Snacks in DinoLand U.S.A.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Sip on a milkshake from Dockside Diner.
  • Enjoy hand-dipped ice cream, sundaes, and ice cream sandwiches from Hollywood Scoops.
  • Get in on the action with the incredible Frozone Slush (Fanta Blue Raspberry with whipped cream) or the Secret Identity (Frozen Coca-Cola with cherry cotton candy) from the Neighborhood Bakery.
  • Get refreshed Green Alien-style with the Mystic Portal Punch at Woody’s Lunch Box.

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Disney Springs

  • Try one of the many specialty beverages (like the Violet Sake Slushie from YeSake) and desserts available for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida 2019, available through Sept. 2.
  • Grab an artisanal shake from D-Luxe Burger like the S’mores Gelato Shake or the Salted Caramel Gelato Shake.

With all of these cold treats, you’re sure to have a great time this summer! And don’t forget, you can always stay hydrated with a complimentary cup of ice water available at any food and beverage location that serves fountain beverages.

 

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Must Eats at Disneyland for Summer 2019

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We’re chilling out this summer with some deliciously refreshing cool treats at the Disneyland Resort. If you’re looking for a way to cool off between all of your exciting activities in the parks, then this is the list for you!  Here’s a list with just a few ways to cool off! And if you’re wanting to speed up your cool-downs, pay in advance and skip the line by mobile ordering your treat from select locations via the Disneyland app.

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Disneyland Park

  • Try the popular Blue Milk and Green Milk from the Milk Stand in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
  • Hangout with DJ R-3X at Oga’s Cantina and sip on one of the many out-of-this-world non-alcoholic concoctions available.
  • Fuel up with Moof Juice or Phattro specialty non-alcoholic beverages at Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo.
  • Satisfy your inner-jungle skipper with the Jungle Julep (slush of pineapple, orange, grape, and lemon juices) from Bengal Barbecue.
  • If you’ve got a New Orleans vibe goin’ on, try the refreshingly sweet non-alcoholic Mint Julep from the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square.
  • Grab a popular Dole Whip Pineapple from Tiki Juice Bar and other soft-serve flavors from The Tropical Hideaway.
  • Scoop up some old-fashioned ice cream at Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor.

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Disney California Adventure Park

  • Got a craving for lemon? Try the lemon soft-serve at Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats on Pixar Pier.
  • Customize your own hand-dipped ice cream bar at Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream.
  • Drive on over to Cozy Cone Motel for some yummy soft-serve ice cream or a glass of Fillmore’s Fuelin’ Groovy All Natural Lemonade or Pomegranate Limeade or even Red’s Apple Freeze.
  • Take a power break with a delicious fruit smoothie from Schmoozies! In Hollywood Land.

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Downtown Disney District

  • Go wild with some insane milk shakes from the CrazyShake Window by Black Tap.
  • Discover taste-provoking ice cream at Salt & Straw, a family-run scoop shop with handmade, small-batch seasonal flavors created with local ingredients.
  • Get ready for an action-packed day with a refreshing and vitalizing smoothie from Jamba Juice.

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Most Merriest Town Square Party Returning to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

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We are so excited to share with you that Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party is returning this year to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! Reservations start today!

The festive and joyous experience will take place from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (beyond the party’s midnight end time!) at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park.

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You and your party can raise a glass to the spirit of the seasons as you mingle in and out of this holly, jolly party to enjoy an assortment of themed food and beverage offerings, including beer and wine in a fun, festive atmosphere complete with a beautiful view of Town Square, upbeat holiday hits, and décor. The evening will also feature entertainment by the one and only Tony himself.

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If you are a foodie, you will be excited to indulge in savory hors d’oeuvres including a selection of artisanal meats and cheeses as well as Tony’s famous meatballs and more! And if you’re wanting to satisfy that sweet tooth, a variety of desserts will also be available. Yum!

But that’s not all! At 11:00 p.m., you have reserved viewing for the enchanting “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” as it makes way down Main Street, U.S.A.

Please note, seating is available for guests as they dine on a first come, first serve basis and shared seating is encouraged amongst guests to enjoy both the food and company the party has to offer.

Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party is available for $99 per person (plus tax) every Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party event night at Magic Kingdom Park. Admission to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is required to attend.

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*Info from Disney Parks Blog

New Walt Disney World Special Offers, Including Free Dining, Launch Today!

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Enjoy a Tasty Offer at Walt Disney World Resort
Your can get a FREE dining plan when they purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-Day Walt Disney Travel Company package that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel and a ticket with a Park Hopper® Option. Book through Sept. 29, 2019 for arrivals most nights Sept. 1-18, Nov. 17-27 and Dec. 8-23, 2019.

When you stay at a select Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort, you get the Disney Dining Plan with a variety of delicious dining options! When you stay at a select Disney Value Resort or Disney Moderate Resort, you get the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan that allows you to enjoy a quick bite!

Book through September 29, 2019 for arrivals most nights:

  • September 1 through September 18, 2019
  • November 17 through November 27, 2019
  • December 8 through December 23, 2019

 

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*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length of stay requirements may apply. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Ticket valid for admission beginning date of check-in and must be used by the date of check-out or within 9 days of check-in, whichever period is longer. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom Grand Villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort—The Little Mermaid standard rooms. Dining plan excludes gratuities. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase. Children ages 3–9 must order from children’s menu, if available.