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Happy Halloween!

From all of us at Kingdom Konsultants,  Happy Halloween!

Ears the News with Richard

If you are wearing a MagicBand, your on-ride PhotoPass photos will now be automatically linked to your My Disney Experience account!
This automated MagicBand to My Disney Experience service has been testing at various attractions over the last few months, but now moves to full operational status. You may find that if you have been in the parks over the last 45 days, those photos are also now available.
For those guests without MagicBands, new touch-points have been installed at the photo preview walls at select attractions. After riding, you can touch your RFID card to the reader to associate the photo to your My Disney Experience account.
Attractions already setup with the touch point features are: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain, and Splash Mountain. Test Track, Rock ‘n Roller Coaster, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Dinosaur, and Expedition Everest will be coming mid-November.
Expect to see the MagicBand automated linking to become the default method in futur…

Top 10 Must Do's at Epcot

On October 1, 1982, Epcot opened as the second park in Walt Disney World.  The park spans over 300 acres and has two distinct areas: Future World and World Showcase.  Future World features attractions that embrace technological innovations and World Showcase is home to pavilions representing 11 countries: Canada, United Kingdom, France, Morocco, Japan, the United States, Italy, Germany, China, Norway and Mexico.

Epcot is an acronym for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.  Although Walt Disney's original concept for Epcot didn't come to life, the park embraces his idea of ingenuity and imagination.  The park offers a unique experience of being educational and entertaining.  It's a hard task to accomplish but I think Disney does it well!  Here's my list of the top ten Must Do's at Epcot.

10. Turtle Talk with Crush
This attraction is totally sweet dude! (Sorry, I couldn't resist.) If you love Finding Nemo and that awesome sea turtle, Crush, you aren'…

Agent Spotlight - Amy

Where do you call home? New Hampshire

Are you married? Yes, happily married for 11 years.

Any children? We have 3 beautiful children.

Favorite vacation destination? People go other places than WDW?!?!

Favorite Walt Disney World Resort? I'm torn. . .The Boardwalk will always top my list. We had the most wonderful 10 day stay there for our Honeymoon. Then when we joined the DVC family, Saratoga Springs Resort became our "Home" and I take pride in that distinction :)

Favorite Walt Disney World attraction? Splash Mountain is our family favorite. It's long, has a big drop, goes inside and outside and from the outside you never guess all the fun that's going on inside :)

Favorite Disney restaurant?
I have never had a bad meal at Disney but I would have to say the Crystal Palace has a little bit of everything for all taste buds and a Winnie the Pooh parade to boot!

Favorite Disney snack? Dole Whip Float!!!!

Wishes, Fantasmic or IllumiNations? Wishes

Favorite Disney Souvenir? I…

Disney Cruise Line Announces Early 2016 Itineraries

DCL announced this morning that early 2016 itineraries will be open for booking Wednesday, October 29th for Gold and Platinum Castaway Club members, and Thursday, October 30th at 9am EST for the public.  Here is a list of what will be available for booking:
5 Night Western Caribbean from Miami: Disney Magic - January 10, 15, 24 and 29
Disney Wonder - February 12, 21, 26, March 6, 11, 20, 25, April 3, 8, 17, 22

7 Night Western Caribbean from Port Canaveral:
Disney Fantasy - January 9, 23, February 6, 20, March 5, 19, April 2, 16, 30
Disney Magic - April 10, 24
7 Night Eastern from Port Canaveral: Disney Fantasy - January 2, 16, 30, February 13, 27, March 12, 26, April 9, 23
Disney Magic - April 3, 17

7 Night Southern Caribbean from Puerto Rico: Disney Wonder - January 10, 17, 24, and 31
3 Night Bahamian from Port Canaveral:
Disney Dream - January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Disney Magic - January 3, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 3, 10,…

Meme Monday

Which Disney ride or transportation would help make your Mondays more magical?

Ears the News with Richard

The newly reworked 'Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!' Street Party will open on Friday October 24 2014 at the Magic Kingdom. Jumping on board with social media, photos taken during the street party and tagged with #MoveItShakeItPics on Twitter and Instagram may make an appearance in the finale of the show using screens on the side of each float. Adding a further level of interactivity will be the ability for guests to vote for music to be used during the show. Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!' follows a smilier format to the former 'Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It! Street Party,' so expect to see lots of on street dancing, but with a new set of characters and music. Joining Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy will be Stitch and Phineas & Ferb. Showtimes for the opening day are 11am, 12pm, and 5:40pm, starting near City Hall, and moving to the hub.
Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro - Epcot's latest entertainment act has opened at the Italy Pavilion. The a…

Sail with us... Once upon a Dream in 2015!

What will you be doing exactly 8 months from today? Several Kingdom Konsultant agents and members of WDWMagic.com will be having a magical time together, celebrating friendship and our love of Disney! We excitedly invite you to join us on the first ever annual Kingdom Konsultant and WDWMagic Family Cruise.

Today, we also have TWO exciting announcements to make the trip even more magical!

1. Along with the 4 night sailing on the Disney Dream, which departs on Monday June 22nd, 2015, you're invited to join us for a weekend of pre-cruise fun at Walt Disney World. We have secured a discount on standard rooms at Port Orleans Riverside resort, exclusively for members of our family cruise group.

These discounted rooms may be purchased with tickets, or by themselves (if you already have tickets or an annual pass).

2. You'll definitely want to make sure you have park admission, so you can join us for our private IllumiNations dessert party! We can get to know each other as we dine on del…

Meme Monday

Who else loves the Magic Kingdom at night? It's just a bit more magical, isn't it?

Ears the News with Richard

Disney has announced the opening date for the BoardWalk Inn's new Italian restaurant, Trattoria al Forno, and provided a look at the full opening menu.

Trattoria al Forno will open on December 18, 2014, showcasing Italian cuisine for both breakfast and dinner. 
Breakfast service will be from 7:30 am to 11:00 am, and dinner from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 
Reservations for the new eatery open on October 21st, and the restaurant will be participating in the Disney Dining Plan.
The menu and pictures of some of the new items can be found at the link below:

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/10/first-look-at-menu-for-new-trattoria-al-forno-at-disneys-boardwalk-reservations-open-october-21/

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the developer of the first two hotels at Disney's Flamingo Crossings said Thursday he plans to build seven hotels on the property within the next four or five years.
"In several years, this will look vastly different around here," John Rubini told …

1900 Park Fare Review

1900 Park Fare is a buffet style restaurant located in Walt Disney World's majestic Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  This resort is just a short monorail or boat ride from the Magic Kingdom which is located on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon.  As soon as you enter the Grand Floridian you are immediately swept away with the elegance of this beautiful resort.  Located on the first floor is 1900 Park Fare Restaurant with its charming display of carousel sculptures, crystal chandeliers and golden accents that adorn the two rooms used for dining.  Notice Big Bertha, a Late 1800’s Band Organ from France that sits 15 feet above the dining area.  Every so often throughout the meal she may play a little medley.


From 8am to 11am you can get a Supercalifragilistic Breakfast.  You will be transported into a wonderland of fun and good food with hosts Alice and/or The Mad Hatter.  Keep your eyes open for Mary Poppins to pay a visit.  Children may have lots of fun with their bouncy…

Meme Monday

Who else has a favorite Disney restroom? Is this it?

Ears the News with Richard

Epcot’s new live entertainment act, the Canadian Lumberjack Show made its debut performance earlier this week at the Canada pavilion. The show at the Mill Stage features two teams of lumberjacks competing against each other in a variety of lumberjack skills. Axe throwing, chainsaw work, and log sawing are all part of the act. The Canadian Lumberjack Show marks a significant departure from the previous Off Kilter Show, trading a musical act for a thrill-action show. The 15 minute show is currently in soft opening, and has not yet appeared on the Epcot times guide or in park signage.

WDWMagic has a video of this first performance which has met with less than favorable reviews. If you can't see the video below, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCi-cOWCamw to view the full video.



The Disney Store has just launched a new online shop offering a selection of the new Haunted Mansion merchandise, including some of the items at the new Memento Mori.

The overhead nets that were coverin…

Agent Spotlight - Heather

Where do you call home?  I have lived in Georgia my entire life. My fellow KK agents like to hear me talk so they can giggle at my Southern accent. :)

Are you married?  Yes.  My husband and I like to celebrate our anniversaries at Walt Disney World.  It’s what keeps us together year after year. ;)

Any children?  I have two monsters: Nixon and Laney.

Favorite vacation destination?  Besides Walt Disney World, I love big cities. Paris, London, and New York are among my favorite places to visit. I love being around energy and movement. Most recently I have discovered the wonders of Colorado and would love to spend more time there, especially Boulder.

Favorite Walt Disney World Resort?  The Contemporary.  Again, I like bustling energy and the Contemporary is always full of it!  I also like the modern d├ęcor and the ability to watch Wishes in your pjs.  I am also a big fan of Jambo House at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.  It is so cool to wake up and see giraffes and zebras outside of your window!…

Meme Monday

It's a great feeling!

Early 2015 discounts for Disney Visa cardholders!

Winter 2015 discounts have been released for Disney Visa Cardholders!

Starting today, you have your choice of 2 great offers for Walt Disney World.

The Stay, Play, and Dine Discount offers a savings on your package when you book a vacation package including your room, dining, and tickets. Travel dates include December 14-20, 2014 and January 5- March 7, 2015. A minimum 3 night stay and 2 day Magic Your Way ticket is required.

Or, save up to 30% on your room January 5-March 28, 2015.

Book now through December 29th to receive these great offers!

These discounts will be available to the public later this week. If you'd like to receive a free quote, contact us at 866-566-7858, vacations@KingdomKonsultant.com, or  contact your Kingdom Konsultant Agent!

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Pictures

To see a review of this resort, click here!
El Centro

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Interior room pictures



Cabanas

Casitas



Ranchos


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