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Ears the News: September 28, 2018 Edition


Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News

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Beginning October 16, 2018, Walt Disney World will launch a new vacation planning site to help guests purchase date-based tickets.

Disney's date-based ticket-pricing is making the ticket purchasing process more complex than it was, and the company is keen to try and make things as easy as possible for guests. This appears to be especially true when date-based pricing comes to multi-day tickets.

With the new site, when guests are ready to purchase tickets online, they may use an interactive online calendar, which displays different prices based on the dates guests choose to visit and states tickets will need to be used during a specific time period. The calendar also allows guests to quickly see the lowest-priced days within a month. For example, prices may be lower during off-peak travel periods.

According to Disney, the new online vacation-planning destination will also feature park offering overviews, travel tips from Disney Parks Moms Panelists and customized suggestions based on each guest’s personal preferences – helping guests make more informed decisions.


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In recent times Disney has been moving towards date-based ticket pricing depending on dates of visit. This has so far only applied to single day tickets, but this will soon expand to multi-day tickets.

Walt Disney World will also begin pricing all four theme parks at the same level for single day tickets, effectively eliminating the Magic Kingdom premium, and raising the price of the other three parks to match the Magic Kingdom.

The new pricing will put all four Walt Disney World theme parks between $109 and $129, with the price varying depending on the season that they will be used.

Changes are also coming to Disney’s Early Morning Magic at the Magic Kingdom. The Magic Kingdom's Early Morning Magic ticketed event will soon include more attractions, but at a higher price.

Early Morning Magic currently includes pre-opening early access to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight - along with breakfast at Pinocchio Village House from 8am to 10am.
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From December 2, 2018, the attraction line-up will include The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight! (January 8, January 15, January 22, January 29, February 3 or February 5, 2019), Princess Fairytale Hall, “it’s a small world”, Mad Tea Party and Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid. Breakfast will move to Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe.

The newly expanded Disney Early Morning Magic offering will take place from 7:45am to 10am on select Sundays and Tuesdays beginning December 2. Admission is available for $79 per adult and $69 per child (tax not included). Regular theme park admission is also required.

The Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square Riverboat reopening looks to have been pushed back again, with a reopening now set for December 22, 2018.
The Riverboat closed on January 8 2018 to begin a fairly extensive refurbishment of the both the Liberty Belle and the Rivers of America, which was partially drained for track work. 

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