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Happy New Year's Eve!

From all of us here at Kingdom Konsultant Travel, we wish you a safe and fun New Year's Eve!

Ears the News: December 30, 2016 Edition

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The Grand Floridian's Gasparilla Island Grill reopened following a two month refurbishment. 

Changes to the restaurant are minimal, since a major refurbishment was done just a few years ago. An updated menu, along with Coca-Cola Freestyle machines are among the main guest facing changes.

Gasparilla Island Grill is open 24/7 daily, with hot breakfast until 11:00 AM, and made-to-order items until 11:30 PM. Outside of that timeframe, grab 'n' go items are available.

Disney Theatrical Productions will bring a showcase of favorite music and Broadway talent to the America Gardens Theatre stage as part of Epcot International Festival of the Arts.

Beginning January 13, 2017, the event will take place on each weekend for 6 weeks, through to February 20, 2017. Here is the line-up of Broadway talent scheduled to appear:

January 13-16 and 20-23, 2017: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland performing …

3 Things You Should Start Bringing to the Parks With You NOW!

Happy End of 2016, Disney Fans! I don't know about ya'll, but I will be happy to kick 2016 in the butt on the way out the door! What a yucky year. And to loose Princess Leia on top of it all was just a low blow. Ok, 2016, we get the point. Now go home.  Anyway, today's post is one you will hopefully find super useful. I want to tell all of you about the three items that I always have in my bag when I go into the park. It doesn't matter if I'm taking just K to the park with me, while D is at school, D and I are having a girl's day, or even if I'm going to the parks alone... (wait, that NEVER happens!)... I always have these three things with me. (And I bet you'll start taking at least one of them with you every time after reading this!) What are these amazing items? Read on! Baby/Antibacterial Wipes Well, since I have a toddler, these are always with me anyway, but even when K gets bigger, I will always bring wipes with me. And not even for tushies! Wipe…

Walt Disney World Discounts Released!

Disney released several package and room discounts with dates available from late February 2017 to June 2017.

There is also a FREE Quick-Service meal offer at value resorts for travel dates this summer!

Contact your Kingdom Konsultant agent today for a quote or you can email vacations@kingdomkonsultant.com
We never charge any fees for our services, and flexible payments can be made on your Disney vacation!

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Merry Christmas!

Make the BEST of the Crowds Being at Their WORST

Happy Holidays, Disney Fans!!!!      So by this point in December, I am sure you are so full of holiday cheer, you could BUST! And maybe, if you've been really good this year, Santa will be bringing you a little MagicBand, putting you at the top of all of the best FastPass lists, and getting you hooked up with ALL of the best Disney dining reservations. (And if not, no worries... the crew here at Kingdom Konsultant Travel has got you covered!)       Here, in Orlando, my fam is psyched to get to enjoy all of the holiday fun that the parks have to offer... BUT... we know what comes with it. The price that we pay for getting to celebrate at Disney.... CROWDS. We are officially in one of the busiest weeks of the calendar year for the Disney parks and I thought it may be helpful to cover what some of my favorite things to do are when the crowds are big. So whether you are an Annual Passholder, looking for a break from the out-of-state and out-of-country crowds, or a first-timer feelin…

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Ears the News: December 16, 2017 Edition

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The Magic Kingdom's Enchanted Tales with Belle is no longer part of morning Extra Magic Hours.

The guest-participation show featuring characters from Beauty and the Beast was removed from evening Extra Magic Hours in November 2015.

Disney has unveiled a major new version of My Disney Experience, available now for Android devices.

V4 of My Disney Experience follows the look and feel of the Disneyland app, opening directly into the park map and wait times. The previous main menu has been replaced by swiping up on the character icon, which then exposes the dashboard and all of the apps functions.

iOS users will see a similar update early in 2017 when V4 of My Disney Experience debuts on the Apple platform.

The Magic Kingdom's Walt Disney World Railroad refurbishment scheduled for early 2017 has been extended.

The closure begins on January 9 and was originally scheduled to be closed through to…

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Ears the News: December 9, 2016 Edition

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The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will be longer than ever next year, beginning for the first time in August.

The dates for the 2017 festival are August 31 through to November 13, 2017, that is up from September 14 to November 14 for 2016.

Express Bus Transportation is coming to Walt Disney World later this month, enabling quicker transfers between its theme parks, for a price.

Costing $15 per person for a single day, Express Bus Transportation will pick guests up directly inside the parks, then by making use of backstage areas, will reach the destination faster than using the regular bus service.

The service can be added when purchasing Park Hopper tickets, or upgrading at a later date via guest relations. In addition to the $15 per day option, there is also the ability to add multi-day service for $24 per person. Annual Passholders can purchase the service on a per day basis.

Exp…

5 Ways to Have Holiday Fun OUTSIDE of the Parks!

Happy December, Disney Fans!!!      Has everyone recovered from your turkey coma? I hope so! No disrespect to Thanksgiving, but my favorite part about the day is that, in our household, it officially marks the beginning of the holiday season! (The Hubs insists on no Christmas movies or music until Thanksgiving night. Bah-humbug!)      What's not to adore about the smell of baking cookies and a fresh cut balsam fir? Or the sounds of sleigh bells and Christmas carols? The blinking lights on the tree and the favorite ornaments from years past? (Or, in our case, being that we live in Central Florida, the temps in the balmy 70's and our palm trees covered in twinkling lights.) I love it all! We didn't shop on Black Friday... we put up our decorations, lights and tree! (And had our traditional Round Two of Thanksgiving left-overs.) Of course, we have an all-Disney tree, filled with ornaments that we have collected from various park visits and cruises. It's a tree full of me…

Five Inexpensive and Easy Disney World Souvenirs

When you travel to Walt Disney World, you’ll want to commemorate your family’s vacation by taking home a little piece of the magic. By planning ahead and thinking outside the stuffed-animal-and-a-t-shirt box, you can come away with practical, unique souvenirs that remind you of your magical trip for years to come.

Here are five ideas for your next trip:

1. Autographed Pillowcase

Instead of buying an autograph book at the parks, plan ahead by bringing a white cotton pillowcase and Sharpie “Stained” fabric marker for characters to sign during your trip. When you return home, you can frame the pillowcase or actually use it on your pillow! This souvenir will cost about $5 depending on the type of pillowcase you purchase. (Tip: Wash, dry and iron the pillowcase before you travel, and bring a small piece of cardboard or hard-back book to place under the pillowcase when characters are signing.)  You can also do something similar with a photo mat and then frame with a photo of your favo…

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Ears the News: December 2, 2016 Edition

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Full entertainment line-up and schedule for the 2016 Holidays Around the World at Epcot is now available.

All entertainment is included with regular park admission, park hours are extended to 9:30pm November 25 to December 24, 2016, then 10:30pm from December 25 to December 30, 2016.

Performances take place daily from November 25 to December 30, 2016 - check daily in the park for any changes to the schedule.

Reflections of Earth

With Peace on Earth Finale 9:30pm, from November 25 to December 24, 2016, then 10:30pm from December 24 to December 30, 2016.

American Music Machine
On Future World's Fountain Stage, a five person a cappella group performs some of the holiday's most beloved songs. 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 6pm.

Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season

A unique blend of the soulful expressiveness of Gospel and Inspirational Music with the sounds of Jazz, R&B and Urban Music. 1:25pm,…

Holiday Shopping at Disney For Your Disney Scrooge

Hey there, Disney Fans!!!      Have YOU started your holiday shopping yet??? Don't worry... I haven't either! Just here with some helpful tips and ideas for shopping if you're going to be on Disney Property in the upcoming month.       Now, if you're anything like me, you're pretty thrilled with any gift that you receive that has Mouse ears or any Disney reference on it. But, believe it or not, there are some people who don't love all things Disney and who wouldn't exactly be delighted with Disney trash can salt and pepper shakers. (I know... I know... who are these aliens, right?) Well, that's not a problem if you're doing your holiday gift shopping at Disney, or even if you're just looking for gifts to bring back home for friends and family. There are tons of great gift options in the parks that don't require the recipient to be an Annual Pass-carrying, Mouse-crazed, friend-of-Figmet, Disney Fanatic. Read on for some great ideas! For the F…