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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Six Brand New Buses being rolled out at WDW

The Sensational Six are Rolling Out on Disney Transportation

The next time you are at a Walt Disney World Resort bus loop, be on the lookout for Mickey and his friends! 

This month, Walt Disney World buses are taking on a new look, adorned with the sensational six: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto. From the red and yellow colors of Mickey’s attire, to the iconic Minnie polka dots and the pastel hues of Daisy, you will now arrive at your favorite destinations in full Disney style, riding along with these beloved Disney characters.

And as if boarding a colorful bus worthy of a selfie isn’t enough, you will also enjoy refreshed interiors that include brand new blue seats and laminate floors. Some Walt Disney World buses will also have USB charging ports conveniently located between seats throughout, so you can stay in touch with family and friends and keep your cameras ready to capture every minute of your dream vacation.  The new buses sure do bring a fun look to the complimentary Walt Disney World transportation that resort guests can enjoy throughout their vacations!

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Philadelphia Travel and Adventure Show!

THE 5TH ANNUAL PHILADELPHIA TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW BRINGS TOP TRAVEL EXPERTS, THOUSANDS OF VACATION OPTIONS AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURE
TO THE PA CONVENTION CENTER THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY

 

Celebrity Speakers Include Travel Personalities Pauline Frommer, Peter Greenberg,
Andrew McCarthy, Rudy Maxa and Patricia Schultz

 

U.S. State Department Accepting On-Site Passport Applications; Attendees Applying
for Passports Get in Free

 

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The 5th Annual Philadelphia Travel & Adventure Show, Philadelphia’s only major consumer travel event, will be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on March 9-10, 2019.  Visitors will be part of an exciting travel and cultural marketplace, sharing a taste of international and local travel, authentic cultural entertainment, educational content as well as thousands of dollars in show-only travel deals. Included in the price of admission is Federal Row, where the US State Department and Passport Agency will be accepting new passport applications, renewing passports, and even taking passport photos on site.

Located at PA Convention Center (Hall D), the Travel & Adventure Show will feature hundreds of travel experts from around the planet, must-have travel products and gadgets, engaging speakers and fun suitable for the whole family. With a new motion thrill ride, to the Outer Banks, NC “Green Screen” photo booth, and the Camp Cody S’mores Station, all activities are family friendly.

“This is the largest travel show in the Philadelphia metro-area and is like a mini-world vacation in and of itself,” said Unicomm CEO, John Golicz. “Philadelphia-area residents who love to travel come to the event to tour the global sights and sounds, receive educational content during hands-on seminars, as well as become inspired to take their next trip from experts from around the globe.”

Travel Celebrity Line-up – 

  • Andrew McCarthy, Award-Winning Writer, Actor, and Director will take you through his personal journey and give you tips on how to look at the world through a different lens.

  • Beat the hotel and airline companies at their own game with a fascinating presentation from Peter Greenberg, Emmy-Award Winning Investigative Reporter / Producer and CBS News Travel Editor.

  • New York Times Bestselling author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Patricia Schultz, will take you around the world at hidden gems to add to your bucket list.

  • Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com, will be on hand to tell you how to spend less and see more on your next vacation.

  • Learn about the secrets that travel experts never tell you from Rudy Maxa with Award-Winning Travel Journalist, Travel Expert, Radio & TV Host.

 

  • Jack Maxwell, Host of Booze Traveler on the Travel Channel and the podcast, “I Don’t Drink Alone” will be discussing celebrating cultures through the lens of the cocktail glass.

 

Savvy Traveler Theater Provides Tips to Travel Smarter

Travel experts will cover a range of topics at the Savvy Traveler Theater, including how to travel safer and cheaper, how to maximize reward points, packing tips and other travel hacks designed to maximize the travel experience.

Discover the World at the Destination Theater

Local destination experts will help attendees plan, personalize and book their next vacations while sharing their inside knowledge in workshops right on the show floor. From New Hampshire to Italy to the Caribbean and countless local drive destinations, visitors will learn how to travel like a local at these half hour sessions.

Experience Music and Dance from Around the World

Featuring cultural performances from around the globe, the Global Beats Theater invite visitors to enjoy authentic cultural music and dance presentations with more than 20 sessions throughout the weekend.

The Philadelphia Travel & Adventure Show will take place March 9th and 10th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall D. The show opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for travel professionals; the public can attend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Attendees can purchase single-day and two-day tickets online now for the discounted rate of $11/$18 with promo code: PHPR19 or on-site for $15/$22. Children 16 and under are free and on-site tickets can be purchased with cash only. For tickets and event information, visit  http://www.travelshows.com/philadelphia

 

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Staying in a Real-Life Castle on the Adventures by Disney Ireland Vacation

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On a guided group vacation to Ireland with Adventures by Disney, you can enjoy more than a few “pinch me” style moments. But, perhaps the most epic is staying three nights in an actual Irish castle!

This unforgettable experience is made even more special by the wealth of opportunities available on the castle grounds (some at an additional cost). From fishing to golfing to having an owl or hawk land straight on your arm, you won’t want to wake up from this dreamlike wonderland.

Watch as Adventures by Disney guest Keaton shows what it’s like to stay in a real-life castle in this video.

 

All the FUN, and superior customer service on all Adventures by Disney trips.  I can tell you first hand how this is a one of a kind experience!  I traveled through Germany with my son this summer on an Adventures by Disney and it was hands down the best trip I have ever taken.

Germany wasn’t even on my list of places to visit and now its one of my favorite places.  The memories, experiences that you can’t get as the general public and the friendships that were forged, this was an amazing few weeks!

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Get Acquainted with Fierce, Furry and Feathered Animal Friends with Adventures by Disney

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With Adventures by Disney you can bottle-feed an Irish sheep. Go on an authentic African game drive. Learn how to harvest rice alongside a water buffalo in Laos. Saddle up for a cowboy style horse ride through an awe-inspiring Montana backdrop. And these are just a few of the amazing animal experiences you can have on a guided group tour with Adventures by Disney.

Whether they’re a bird lover, like to pet furry friends or want to marvel at predators as they run loose in the wild, there’s an Adventures by Disney trip that’s sure to make your wildlife wishes come true.

 

Adventures by Disney is truly an amazing experience.  You can have one of a kind experiences in over 40 different locations!  NO CHARACTERS!  Just the Disney Difference and Disney Customer Service everyone has come to know!

You have 2 Adventure Guides and get a local expert in each location.  Our guides anticipated everything!  They were incredible!

Adventures by Disney has the HIGHEST client repeat rate!  They must be doing something right!  I have been lucky enough to have been on 2 and I am eagerly researching my next destination!

Let us help you!  Contact a Mad Hatter Travel Adviser TODAY to start checking things

off your bucket list!

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