From the monthly archives:

October 2009

In recognition of Halloween, we thought you might like to know that the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom of Disney World started 14 years ago today on October 31, 1995.

While the party of that year we are sure was special, Disney has since taken it to a whole new level.  The special event now requires a separate ticket purchase of $64 for adults.  This ticket entitles entrance to the Magic Kingdom during party hours.  The park is closed to anyone not having a Not So Scary ticket. Continue reading “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Celebrates Anniversary” »


Disney Dream Cruise Ship Details Released

by All Things Mouse Staff on October 30, 2009
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The Disney Cruise Line has released some details for its new cruise ship called the Disney Dream due to set sail in January of 2011. Many features are slated to be integrated into this new ship, with several of them new to the industry in general.

One of these unique experiences is called the AquaDuck.  It is the first water coaster ever aboard a cruise ship.  The ride is said to be 765 feet long and 4 decks high.  Details state it will jog out from the ship 13 feet where the tube will be 150 feet above the water.

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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

by All Things Mouse Staff on October 29, 2009
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One of the great things about a Disney vacation are some of the special activities you can do while you are there.  A favorite with little girls (but also enjoyed by “princesses” of all ages) is the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.  In Disney World, there are two locations of this special beauty salon, one in the World of Disney at Downtown Disney and one right inside Cinderella Castle.   Disneyland’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is found in Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Aspiring princesses who are three years old or older may choose from a variety of packages offered, ranging from the Coach Package to the Castle Package.   The Coach package runs $45 (Disneyland) to $50 (Disney World) and is basically a special hair and makeup package.   This is a great way to have the experience without spending a great deal of money and also works out great if you have a princess style dress your little one can wear already.  (It’s no problem to bring your own from home!)   Add another $5 to upgrade to the Crown Package if you want to include having their nails done.

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Disney World Extends Annual Pass Promotion

by All Things Mouse Staff on October 28, 2009
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Great news for Walt Disney World Annual Pass holders.  Disney has officially extended its annual pass promotion which allows pass holders to renew for 15 months for the price of 12.

The special originally was offered in early August and was supposed to run through December 31, 2009.  This was a great deal for individuals whose passes were going to expire in those five months, but seemed a bit unfair to those who had a pass expiring in the other seven. Continue reading “Disney World Extends Annual Pass Promotion” »


Mobile Magic Coming Soon To A Verizon Phone Near You

by All Things Mouse Staff on October 27, 2009
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While not officially available yet, Disney has announced that a new application from Verizon will allow park guests at Disney World and Disneyland to find out some very timely information.  Called ‘Mobile Magic,’ the app is designed to give real-time information on ride wait times, fastpass availability and much more.

Once launched, the service will be available for download on select Verizon phones, with a cost yet to be determined.  Subscribers will then have access to specific features available only to them. Continue reading “Mobile Magic Coming Soon To A Verizon Phone Near You” »


As reported yesterday on All Things Mouse, Princess Tiana made her premiere in the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World today.  The musical affair known as Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee takes place on the Liberty Belle riverboat in Frontierland.

In a unique entrance, Tiana and her party appear from beside the Diamond Horseshoe and dance and sing their way to the Liberty Belle.  Once aboard, the music is almost non-stop with numbers such as “Gonna Take You There,” “Almost There” and “When We’re Human.” Continue reading “Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee Premiered Today At WDW” »


Princess Tiana To Be Featured In Walt Disney World

October 25, 2009

Starting tomorrow, Walt Disney World will be doing its part to help promote the upcoming Disney movie – The Princess and the Frog. Princess Tiana and crew will be welcomed to the Magic Kingdom with a trip down Main Street on their way to the Liberty Square area where they will have a musical jazz […]

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Disney To Offer Refunds To Baby Einstein Purchasers

October 24, 2009

The Disney Company announced an expansion of its refund policy for those who purchased Baby Einstein video products frm June 5, 2004 to September 4th of this year. While not confirmed by Disney, this is suspected by many to be a response to a threat of litigation by lawyers for a group called Campaign for […]

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WDW Celebrates 38 Years Since Grand Opening

October 23, 2009

Today marks a little known, but important date in Disney history. It was exactly 38 years ago today that Walt Disney World started its 3 day Grand Opening Celebration.  The Magic Kingdom had actually been open to the public for a few weeks before the Grand Opening, but it was for this affair that many […]

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WDW Offers New Weekday Annual Pass to Florida Residents

October 22, 2009

Walt Disney World is now offering a new type of annual pass available only to Florida residents.  Known as the Florida Resident Weekday Select Pass, these new tickets allow eligible purchasers to visit the four theme parks a touted 180+ days, but not on weekends. At a price point of only $169, this could end […]

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