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2017 Disney Dining Plan Changes

The 2017 Disney Dining Plan details have been announced! There are some changes this year for guests booking a 2017 Walt Disney World package that includes one of the Dining Plans.

2017 Quick Service Dining Plan includes the following for each guest (ages 3 and over) per night of your package stay:
2 Quick Service Meals (includes one entree and one non-alcoholic beverage)2 Snacks ** NEW **1 Refillable Resort Mug 2017 Standard Dining Plan includes the following for each guest (ages 3 and over) per night of your package stay:

1 Table Service Meal (includes one entree, one non-alcoholic beverage, and one dessert OR one full buffet)1 Quick Service Meal (includes one entree and one non-alcoholic beverage)2 Snacks ** NEW **1 Refillable Resort Mug

2017 Deluxe Dining Plan includes the following for each guest (ages 3 and over) per night of your package stay:
3 Meals (redeemable interchangeably at Quick Service or Table Service locations)2 Snacks1 Refillable Resort Mug
Changes in summary:
The snack en…

Ears the News: 6/24/16 Edition

Several changes have been made to theMagic Kingdom's character meet and greet line-up.

With Anna and Elsa moving to Epcot's Norway Pavilion, Princess Fairytale Hall is now home to Cinderella and Rapunzel (each with a separate line) joined by Princess Tiana and Princess Aurora.  Daisy Duck is no longer appearing in Town Square, but can still be found at Pete's Silly Sideshow.  Anna and Elsa can still be seen in both Festival of Fantasy Parade and Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire.  To round things out, Snow White has moved to the Town Square Courtyard by City Hall.

Epcot's China Pavilion is now hosting a new exhibit titled 'Inside Shanghai Disney Resort" which provides a look at Disney’s newest park and shows off some of the details that make it so unique.  This display replaces the Tomb Warrior exhibit. 
Disney's Hollywood Studios launched its new "Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular" firework show earlier this evening.  The new show features mu…

Is That Ride Kid Friendly?

So you’ve booked your Walt Disney World vacation, you’ve made your Fastpass+ selections, you’ve finally arrived to the park, and you’re walking up to the Tower of Terror when your kid says, “I don’t know if I want to ride…”  All the thoughts that are now going through your mind, not the least of which is, “I better not have wasted a Fastpass+!”

1. Don’t feel bad, when my kid said it, I silently called him a wuss.
2. Don’t fret. I personally think Disney World does a great job giving insight into what you will experience on the rides.

Can you fully explain the drop on Tower of Tower to your kiddo?  No. But, you do have a great visual of the ride from the street below and you can hear the sounds of the people screaming on the ride. This unveiling is true with most of Disney’s “thrill” rides.




For example, Rock'n Roller Coaster allows you to view the launch while you still have a chance to take the chicken exit.  Expedition Everest and Splash Mountain show you the drops from different…

Agent Spotlight – Agency Owner Pam

Where do you call home?  New Jersey.  Yup, I’m a Jersey girl.

Are you married?  Yes! 25 Years this year!

Any children?  Yes, 2 girls.

Favorite vacation destination?  Italy.  I went there with an Adventures by Disney tour of Rome, Tuscany, Florence and Venice and it was off the charts!! I highly suggest it!


Favorite Walt Disney World Resort?  It’s a toss up between the Grand Floridian and Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Favorite Walt Disney World attraction? I have a lot of favorites, but if I have to name my all time favorite attraction that would be Rock 'n' Roller Coaster followed closely by Soarin'.

Favorite Disney restaurant? Yachtsman Steakhouse and I am also a big fan of Morimotos.

Favorite Disney snack? Dole whip float

Wishes, Fantasmic or IllumiNations?  IllumiNations


Favorite Disney Souvenir?  T-shirts from special celebrations in the parks.

Earliest Disney vacation memory? Since I didn’t start going to Disney until I was 18, (which was many moons ago) I have to say being in awe of …

Meme Monday

Sailing with Special Needs - A Guest Review of the Disney Magic

Our client, Diana Lee and her family had an amazing experience recently aboard the Disney Magic cruise ship. She was kind enough to share her experiences and advice for our readers:
Summer comes, and everyone hits the shore; Outer Banks, Myrtle Beach, or Virginia Beach. Come winter, kids go snow tubing down the big hills in the neighborhood, and wonderful ski trips are planned.

But for our family, it's different. My daughter is ventilator dependent, cannot sit up, and is pushed around in a wheelchair weighed down by various life-saving medical equipment.

What does this mean? It means that my bright-minded, but physically disabled, child cannot do anything that normal kids do, despite her ever whirling mind. Wherever we go, we don’t fit or are in the way, and feel like an intrusion. With so many medical needs, we are often quite tired by the end of the day, and always have to tag team when trying to allow our other children to do fun things.

One day, while talking about vacations,…

Meme Monday

Ears the News: 6/10/16

Ears the News is brought to you from our friends at wdwmagic.com 
Disney has launched a new premium tour experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom, taking advantage of the new late hours at the park.  The private safari vehicle takes you into the Harambe Wildlife Reserve using the new after-dark operation of Kilimanjaro Safaris.  Tour groups are limited to just 12 guests, and like the daytime Wild Africa Trek, the 2 hour safari includes a stop at the private viewing area, and also includes food and drink.  The menu includes African-inspired tapas, paired with an all-inclusive selection of regional beer and wine offerings.  Also included is a complimentary photo services with digital download, along with a commemorative keepsake.  Tours are offered daily beginning June 26 at 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:30 OM and 7:30 PM.  The cost is $169 + tax, with a minimum age of 8. Park admission is required and is not included. Reservations can be made via (407) 939-8687.
The musical chairs at the Canadia…

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