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Ears the News: April 28, 2017 Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News
Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com.

Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom is scheduled for a lengthy refurbishment later this summer.

The refurbishment is planned to begin on August 28 through to November 16.

Refurbishments of Splash Mountain have typically taken place beginning in January, so this late summer closure is unusual. The last major refurbishment took place in 2014.

The newest Disney Vacation Club property, Copper Creek Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, opens July 17 - bringing a third area to the resort.

Disney's Wilderness Lodge itself opened in 1994, Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge (Disney Vacation Club opened in 2000) and now to be joined by Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.

Each has its own backstory, expanding on the original Transcontinental Railroad themed timeline. Boulder Ridge is set in the late 1800s, Wilderness lodge the early 1900's…

3 Things to Pack for Your Disney Cruise That You May NOT Have Thought Of

Hey there, Disney Fans!

     I'm baaaaaack! We just got back from our amazing 7 night cruise on the Disney Magic and I have SO much to share, including pictures, stories, reviews, etc., but since we have only been home a couple of days, and the Littles had to get right back into the swing of school and The Hubs and I went right back to work, it's going to take me a hot minute to get organized. In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a couple of little tips that I have for packing for your cruise. Namely, I am going to share three items that you may not have thought about packing, which you will find super useful. What are these life-changing, (well, cruise-changing), items?  1. Zip Top Bags (in various sizes) These can be a life saver! There are lots of different uses, but here are some of my faves:

- Use them when packing. Just like you have to do with TSA, if you pop any liquids, gels, aerosols or creams that you may be bringing into one of these babies, you're more …

Free Dining is Back!

Disney released several package and room discounts including free dining!

For free dining, valid travel dates include

August 21 through September 30, 2017November 14 through November 20, 2017November 25 through November 27, 2017December 8 through December 23, 2017
Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resort hotels receive the Disney Dining Plan while Value and Moderate Resort Hotels receive the Quick-Service Dining Plan.

Room discounts are available for dates August 1 - October 7, 2017.

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!

Meme Monday

Getting Ready For A Disney Cruise

Hi, Disney Fans!!!

     Ohmygod. I'm freaking out a little here, guys! By the time you read this, I'll be less than 48 hours
away from departing for a Disney Cruise!!! So I'm packing. And making lists. And freaking out. And checking my itinerary again. And looking at weather in the ports. And letting the kids watch Disney Cruise Line videos to get prepared. And freaking out. And making sure we have the kids pirate costumes. And triple checking my time off of work. And freaking out. Did I mention the freaking out? It's partial anxious/stressed freaking out, but mostly insanely, euphorically, excited freaking out.

     Let me give you a little of my DCL history. So, as I mentioned in my previous blog post, I'm straight up obsessed with Disney Cruise Line. I first sailed in September of 2002, on a 4 night Bahamian cruise on The Wonder, and was smitten from the moment I stepped onboard. From the impeccable service of the Crew Members, to the gorgeous details all around …

Breakfast at Tusker House

With the crew in my family, dining at Disney World is not just any old eating experience - It's an event!  We take it seriously.   It's not just about the food.  It's about the atmosphere. It's about the interactions with cast members.  It's about memories being made. Like Cinderella (but in a good way!), we anxiously watch the clock waiting for it to strike midnight at the 180 day mark so we can begin making our Advanced Dining Reservations or ADR's.  We scour the menus, argue back and forth, and finally narrow down our choices.  Disney World has so much to offer.  The variety of dining options can be challenging when it comes to deciding where you want to use those Dining Plan credits or spend those hard earned dollars. Everyone in my family has their own individual favorite but one is always, always, always a must: No Disney World vacation is complete without breakfast at Tusker House at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Tusker House is a character, buffet-style r…

Meme Monday

5 Ways To Have The Best Disney Cruise Vacation EVER!!!

Happy April, Disney Fans!!!

     I hope where you are spring has sprung and the ice and snow are (mostly) gone. I know I am ready for warm sunshine and a tropical getaway, myself. In fact... BIG news!... I JUST BOOKED A DISNEY CRUISE!!! I am SO excited! We made a pretty last minute decision and took advantage of an awesome last minute deal, but yeah, I booked it! We set sail in just a few short weeks and I am already neck deep in cruise planning. After all, planning and counting down is (almost) as fun as going on the ship itself! I love talking about the cruise, planning out which night we will go to Palo, deciding which costumes the kids will take, looking for awesome door magnets, etc. I LIVE to cruise. Don't get me wrong... my kids are great and stuff, awesome husband, yadda-yadda-yadda... but cruising (sigh), cruising is where it's AT!

    I’m pretty sure I qualify as being “obsessed” with Disney Cruises. How do I know this?  Well, let’s see… I have been on 13 of them.  …