A great money-saving tip to help you stretch your trip budget is to bring your own rain ponchos with you. Just stop in to your local discount or dollar store & pick up some of the clear disposable ponchos they sell. You can usually find them in the camping section for $1-2 each. They are small & easy to pack and will save you from purchasing the more expensive Mickey Mouse ponchos in the park. (Of course, the Mickey Mouse ones are cuter, but if you’re just going to throw them away anyway, why not save your money for another Mickey Ears ice cream.)
According to www.weather.com, the next week in Disney World should have isolated and scattered thunderstorms. This time of year, they usually move through in the afternoon, so you’ll be glad you had your ponchos with you. These storms typically come & go quickly, so don’t let that stop you from going to the parks. In fact, the ride lines are usually pretty short just after a thunderstorm has traveled through, so you can sometimes just walk right on to your favorite ride.
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With possible travel dates of November 1, 2009 through March 27, 2010, Walt Disney World is once again running a buy some get some free promotional package offer. The week of 12/25/09 through 12/31/09 is blacked out for this special.
Under the terms of the deal, those booking a 4-night/4-day non-discounted Walt Disney Travel Company Magic Your Way package at a moderate or deluxe on-property resort will get 3 nights and 3 more days of tickets added on for no additional cost. That is right, 3 more nights of the hotel and 3 additional days of park tickets for the same cost you were going to pay for the 4 night package. Continue reading “Buy X, Get Y Free Promo Offer For Disney World Announced” »
The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World tranforms this time of year to prepare for “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.” While these parties require special tickets to attend, anyone in Magic Kingdom earlier in the day (or on days the party is not held) can enjoy the special decorations.
While I doubt very many would say these decorations are anywhere near as spectacular as the Christmas decorations, I think everyone would agree they are fun to see! In fact, take a look at this whimsical video of the decorations going up for an idea on what is there.
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Nothing has been officially announced as of yet, but it appears the Disney Parks celebration theme for 2010 will be forthcoming this week. Please keep in mind that at this point, this is all rumor and speculation until Disney confirms or denies it.
You may recall that in 2009 we were treated to the “What Will You Celebrate” year from Disney Parks. Part of this theme involved free park entry (or other gift of approximately equal value) on your birthday. You had to sign up for the promotion in advance, but it appeared to go over quite well for those that were lucky enough to be at a park on their birthday. Continue reading “Rumored Upcoming Disney Parks Celebration” »
Among many other exciting changes that were announced at the recent D23 Expo, the popular Star Tours ride is slated to receive a major upgrade. The current ride is a favorite of many at both Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida as well as the foreign Disney parks that host the experience.
The original ride opened in 1987 in Tomorrowland at Disneyland. It utilized military grade motion simulators with a film projected on a large screen in front of the simulator that immerses the riders in a high-speed flight through several Star Wars related destinations. Continue reading “New Star Tours Coming To Disneyland and Walt Disney World” »
The Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Disneyland (Anaheim, Ca) has just completed an addition that adds over 200 new guest rooms to bring their total to 948. Even more impressive and exciting for many is the fact that they also added 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club villas.
This marks the first location for the Disney vacation-ownership program on the west coast of the United States. It also breaks the double digit barrier for the club, as it now consists of 10 unique properties. Seven of these properties are located within the boundaries of Walt Disney World in Florida where the concept all started in 1991. One property is located at Vero Beach in Florida and the other remaining property is at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Continue reading “West coast finally gets a Disney Vacation Club” »