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Ears the News: August 27, 2016 Edition

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Disney's latest ride, Frozen Ever After at Epcot's Norway Pavilion, now features an on-ride photo opportunity with PhotoPass.


To preview, purchase and download your Frozen Ever After photo, you must be wearing a MagicBand during your ride. Your photo will be automatically associated to your My Disney Experience account, where it can be viewed at MyDisneyPhotoPass.com or in the My Disney Experience mobile app alongside all of your images from Disney PhotoPass Service.
Images can be purchased individually, or can be included as part of the Memory Maker package.

Wheelchairs will no longer be complimentary at Disney's water parks.

Like at its main theme parks, Disney is to begin charging for wheelchair use at its water parks.

Both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach now charge $12, with a $100 refundable deposit, which is returned once the rental is completed.

The new policy makes the whe…

What's So Great About Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party?

Hey-Howdy-Hey, everyone!

     Well, it's that time of year again... the weather is starting to cool, (It went from 98 to 91 in Orlando, but that still counts!), Pumpkin Spice Lattes are due back in stores soon, kids are going back to school, and Disney Parks have already started stocking their shelves with Halloween merchandise. (Really.) I think it's safe to say that Fall is almost upon us.

     Now, if you have ever done any research about a trip to Walt Disney World in the Fall, I am sure that you have heard of a little something called "Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party." What IS MNSSHP, you ask? Well, it is a special, hard ticketed event at the Magic Kingdom, occurring a couple of times per week, on designated dates. This year's dates are: Sept. 2nd, 8th, 11th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, 29th, 30th, Oct. 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 28th, 30th, and 31st. The party admission is NOT incl…

Agent Spotlight - Tara

Where do you call home?  I live in a small town just south of Saratoga Springs NY called Mechanicville NY.

Are you married?  Yes I have been happily married for 18 years.

Any children?  We have 2 fabulous children; a boy who is 16 and a girl who is 12.

Favorite vacation destination?  Walt Disney World

Favorite Walt Disney World Resort?  Port Orleans Riverside

Favorite Walt Disney World attraction?  Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

Favorite Disney restaurant?  Raglan Road, Disney Springs

Favorite Disney snack?  Sea Salted Chocolate Covered Caramel

Wishes, Fantasmic or IllumiNations?  Wishes

Favorite Disney Souvenir?  Disney Mugs

Earliest Disney vacation memory?  I visited Walt Disney World for the first time when I was 13 around 1987.  My brother and I rode Space Mountain over and over and over again.  My mother also made us ride It’s a Small World over and over and over again.

Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland or Walt Disney World?  Walt Disney World

Disney experience that brings tears to your eyes?  When …

Meme Monday

Restaurant Review: Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii

For those who have the opportunity to experience Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii, the dining options can be somewhat of a mystery until you arrive and experience them for yourself.  As I was pleased to discover, the food at Aulani is very delicious! For the incredible 10 days I was there I managed to try new foods and find new favorites.  There are two restaurants on-site that take advanced reservations, AmaAma and Makahiki.   I suggest booking 6 months prior to travel to get your preferred dining times, especially for AmaAma. Try to get a dining time during sunset for a gorgeous view.


Ama Ama Restaurant The sunsets in Hawaii are exquisite and watching it from a table at Ama Ama while you enjoy your meal is amazing.  The restaurant is open air, and there’s a beautiful view of the beach and the ocean.  A word of caution, the food is delicious, but may be a bit expensive, but worth it! There is a dress code, but it’s nice to have an excuse to get dressed up for dinner while on …

Meme Monday

Ears the News: August 14, 2016 Edition

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Meet Kingdom Konsultant's Newest Blog Contributor!

Hi there, Fans and Friends of Kingdom Konsultant Travel!

     I'm "Tink" aka Jenn, and I am so excited to announce my collaboration with Pam and her team, here at Kingdom Konsultant Travel! For just over a year now I have been writing my own Disney-centric blog, Tinkin' About Disney, covering Disney news, restaurant reviews, tips and tricks. It's been a blast writing it, as it gives me an outlet for my Disney-obsessed brain, (not to mention, an excuse to eat on Disney property pretty frequently!). Recently, Pam invited me to write some posts for the Kingdom Konsultant travel blog too, and I eagerly said yes!

     Not that you NEED me to verify my Disney geekdom status for you, but I assure you, my Disney love runs deep. I fell in love with all things "mouse" when I was just 4 years old. My dad had always admired Walt Disney and had dreamed of being an animator. (I even found an application that he had once filled out for Walt Disney Animation!) I was rai…