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Agent Mary Ann's 10 Favorite Souvenirs to Collect at Walt Disney World

Every time I visit my happy place, I vow that I’m not going to buy as much as my last visit.  Then I step foot into World of Disney and any shot at having my luggage weigh under 50lbs for the flight home is out the window.  Too many cute things that I must have!!  Here’s a list of some of my, or my family’s favorite things to buy while enjoying our vacation at Walt Disney World. 10) Pins - This is not something I personally collect, but my daughter loves the whole process of collecting pins and pin trading.  I have to admit, many of the pins are very cool and it’s a great way to interact with other guests and Cast Members throughout the parks.  After each trip we buy a shadow box from Michael’s or Jo-Ann’s to make a wonderful snapshot keepsake of what was ‘hot’ during that vacation. 9) Pressed Pennies - The pressed penny machines are EVERYWHERE throughout all 4 parks and offer quite a few characters and themes to suit the taste of just about any collector.  During a visit while

Meme Monday

So are you hooked on Disney World, Disneyland or a Disney Cruise???

Early 2016 Disney World discounts

Early 2016 discounts for Walt Disney World! Winter 2016 discounts are now available for everyone! Starting today, you have your choice of 3 great offers for Walt Disney World. For most nights January 2- April 13, you can choose between a room discount and two package discounts: the Stay, Play, and Dine offer, and the Disney Junior offer. To take advantage of these, you must book by December 23rd. Exclusions vary by discount. We can help you figure out which discount works best for you! If you'd like to receive a free quote, contact us at 866-566-7858,, or  contact your Kingdom Konsultant Agent!

Ears the News with Richard

Ears the News is brought to you courtesy of our friends at   Splash Mountain's annual refurbishment is much shorter than usual in 2016, with just 4 days of downtime in the New Year. The refurbishment begins on January 10 through to January 14 2016. Peter Pan's Flight at the Magic Kingdom will be closing for a short refurbishment in early November 2015. The closure begins on November 2 and runs through to November 7 2015. The bridge linking Aruba and Jamaica to Old Port Royale food court and shops is currently closed for refurbishment. The work began on September 5, and will continue through to November 26 2015. If you are staying in Jamaica or Aruba, you will be able to use a shuttle from 6:30 AM to 12:30 AM daily, with pickups every 20 minutes from the parking lot area. A boat will also be available from 9:00 AM to dusk, with service from the Barefoot Bay Bike Works to the Aruba beach. Disney is about to begin a major new national m

Meme Monday

Disneyland is your land! Thank you Walt Disney for dreaming of a place that would make the magic real and bring joy to so many. This castle has seen 60 years of smiles, laughter, and happy tears from the millions of people who have stood in this very spot!

Ears the News with Richard

Ears the News is brought to you courtesy of our friends at The Disney's Hollywood Studios cover band 'Mulch, Sweat and Shears" will be having their final performance on October 10 2015. Announcing the news on their band Facebook page, "Mulch, Sweat and Shears" will be marking 11 years performing in the park on October 8 2015. The band has appeared in a number of different roles through the years, from a "landscape crew" band on Street of America, through to performing live to huge firework shows for July 4 and New Year's Eve shows. New signage on the currently under construction Star Wars Launch Bat have indicated a December 2015 opening date. Disney has officially confirmed that Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar will be opening to guests on September 22 2015.   Disney's Grand Floridian Resort will begin offering Narcoossee's Waterfront Brunch from November 22 2015. Image courtesy Disney Parks Blog T

"Walk in Walt's Disneyland Footsteps" Review

I have been fascinated for years in Walt Disney, his early beginnings, the creation of the Disney company and how he came up with the concept of Disneyland and its various attractions.  When we were planning our trip to Disneyland and found out there was a tour that I could do that would give me some extra insight on all of that, called “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps”, I jumped on the chance to take it. I was told to arrive 30 minutes before my tour at the Guided Tour building next to Main Street’s City Hall.  I checked in and they gave me a cool, personalized pin to wear labeled “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps” and a menu to choose a meal that we would eat later.  I put my pin on my left shoulder, as instructed, and ordered a “Jolly Holiday “ salad, Flourless Chocolate Cake and a Coke.  A man named Phillip came out and gave each of us an earpiece to put on and told us to adjust the volume to make sure we would be able to hear him.  Then, around 10 minutes later, when ever

Meme Monday

What's your Disney happy place?

Ears the News with Richard

A new fireworks viewing dessert party will soon be on offer at the Magic Kingdom, giving guests a view of the nightly fireworks spectacular from aboard one of the Ferry boats, complete with an onboard dessert party. Beginning October 5 2015 and taking place on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 'Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise' will cost $99 for adults, and $69 for ages 3-9 (including tax and gratuity). Capacity will be limited to 150 guests per cruise. You can make reservations now on the Disney website or via 407-WDW-DINE. The menu includes: “The Grand” Key Lime Tart Polynesian De-constructed Pineapple Upside Down Cake Contemporary “Traditional with a Twist” Spiced Flourless Chocolate Cake “Main Street” Mickey Balloon Tarts Mini “Fireworks” Cupcakes with a Pop Cinderella’s Sugar Slipper with Orange Financier Florida Mango Panna Cotta Sparkling wine Coffee Signature punch Guest check-in at the TTC Ferry Boat dock will be available sta

Agent Carissa's 10 Favorite Things About Disney Cruising

This is where the excitement begins! Welcome to my “10 favorite things about a Disney Cruise”. The thing about Top 10 lists is that you have to limit yourself to 10.  The truth is, I could fill a book with everything I love about Disney cruises!  However, I’ll assume that you all have jobs, families, and regular lives to get back to- and limit myself to 10 (maybe 11). In no particular order, here are some of my favorite parts of sailing on a Disney Cruise: The ships' horns are music to my ears 10.  Horns -  These represent the very essence of Disney Cruising and give me chills every time.  From the traditional “When you wish upon a star” on the classic Magic and Wonder, to the larger 7 song repertoire on the Dream and the Fantasy, there’s something so magical about hearing these in person.  On my most recent cruise this summer, I'm pretty sure I set a new Olympic record sprinting up 6 flights of stairs to experience the beautiful sound of all 7 songs bei

Happy Labor Day!

We wish everyone safe travels on this Labor Day!

Ears the News with Richard

Ears the News is brought to you courtesy of our friends at Disney's Hollywood Studios will once again have a Rope Drop opening procedure on all regular non-Extra Magic Hour mornings at the park. Guests without breakfast reservations will be allowed through the touch points at 8:30 am and onto Hollywood Blvd. Guests will be able to go as far at the 50's Prime Time Cafe, Min and Bill's Dockside, and to the Trolley Car Cafe, with ropes at each of those locations. Oscars, Crossroads of the World, Mickey's of Hollywood and the Starbucks Trolley Car Cafe on Hollywood Blvd will all be open for the early arrivals. The rope drop will then take place at each of those three locations at 8:45 AM, including welcome announcement, with cast on-hand to lead guests to the attractions. Guests with early dining reservations will be able to enter the park at 7:45 AM. Breakfast is coming to the Sci-Fi Dine In Theater at Disney's Hollywood Studios thi