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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2013

Posted in DISNEY ATTRACTIONS, DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM with tags , on October 31, 2013 by disneychronicles

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This past Sunday we attended Disney’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  It was our 3rd year in a row.

I almost didn’t go thinking maybe we need a break but then thought OH LET’S GO!

And I gotta say I’m glad we did!

I’m not sure what was different but this year it was just BETTER!

Maybe it seemed like more people were in costume, better candy! Not as many tootsie rolls!

And the park seemed to be decorated more throughout, not just on Main Street!

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I may have never noticed the big skull and spider hologram on the top mountain of the Thunder Mountain ride before but I did this year!

Of Course the classics and must do’s were all there…starting with

Mickey’s Boo to You Parade

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Watch the parade here…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44hKVUnAPUk&feature=share&list=UUdkJalEaeFldsgLvqz84Hww

 

Featuring the Headless Horseman!

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And my favorite would be Happy HalloWishes which is the Halloween fireworks spectacular!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdLcqrG3sl0&feature=share&list=UUdkJalEaeFldsgLvqz84Hww

This year they also added more Trick or Trick locations mainly because of Fantasyland.

There was one at the Peter Pans flight queue, Pinocchio Village Haus, 2 Story Circus locations and 1 near the Little Mermaid Ride, Under the Sea.

There was a total of 13 locations.

So if you haven’t been yet I recommend you go! I think I may even go back next year!

 

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coming….2014

Posted in DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM with tags on June 3, 2013 by disneychronicles

At this point I think we have all gotten used to all the scrims and construction walls that have gone up in the Magic Kingdom.  There is an end…..well they just haven’t exactly announced when.

The FINAL piece that will be added to Fantasyland is The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. We can expect it sometime in Spring 2014.

The ride will vary in speed, slowing down for elaborate dark ride-style moments, then speed up for higher-speed thrills indoors and out.  It will feature a new ride system which simulates the swaying and tipping one would expect to experience in a mine cart.

Disney says the slow progress of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train construction is because they want to take their time to make sure the magic is perfected before they open.  I do hope it is worth waiting this long for!

 

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Disney’s Monstrous Summer All-Nighter …my thoughts…

Posted in DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM with tags , on May 26, 2013 by disneychronicles

To kick off the summer season and celebrate the June opening of the new Disney film Monsters University, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom was open for 24 hours yesterday! Now I am an addict but I’m not THAT crazy! I do have my limits.

I suppose for some this could be the Ultimate Adventure, especially if you are there for vacation. There’s nothing like getting in a few extra hours at the parks if your limited on time.

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Guests received Monstrous Summer buttons and special guides have been printed outlining the day’s special events, including Mike and Sulley appearing in a pre-parade and meeting and greeting with guests in Tomorrowland during the late night hours. (I have to be honest, we spent about 7 hours in the park and I really expected there to be a bit more).

Mike and Sully lead the way as the Grand Marshalls of the “Celebrate a Dream Come True” parade down Main Street, U.S.A and they also had a dance party that focused on the “Monsters”..

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If you stop in at Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor, keep your eyes open for a new feature…

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Special “Monster’s” merchandise was rolled out for this event that also includes Sulley ear hats, T-shirts,

cupcakes, and cake pops.

It was fun, and nice to see something different but I do wish that they did a little bit more. Honestly I was in bed by 1am and perfectly happy to be 😀

We are KICKEN off summer with a Disney ALL NIGHTER!

Posted in DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM with tags , on May 21, 2013 by disneychronicles

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It’s a Monstrous 24-Hour Event
On May 24, 2013, for one day and one night only!

3 Days to go & I cannot wait! I missed the one in February 2012.

From 6:00 AM, May 24 to 6:00 AM, May 25, 2013, we will experience monster madness inside Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort.

Events will range from special entertainment and Monsters-themed merchandise to frightening food and boo-verages, this “All-Nighter” is sure to be one scary good time!

From the Disney website….

A Day and Night at Walt Disney World Resort
At Magic Kingdom park, enjoy the fun when Mike and Sulley take their turn as Grand Marshals of the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade. Watch along and wave, or make your way to an after-dark screening of Disney•Pixar’sMonsters, Inc. in Tomorrowland.

For a fun and fancy free Character encounter, join the delightful duo known as Chip ‘n’ Dale when they drop in to Town Square. Take some time to take some pictures, or head on inside Town Square Theater where you’ll find Mickey and Minnie.

Haven’t quite had enough? Then fill this magical cup of fun all the way to the brim and boogie down at a late night dance party in and around the courtyard of Cinderella Castle!

Here is a video of the announcement….

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/let-the-memories-begin/monstrous-summer-all-night-event-disney-parks/?video=MonstrousSummerAllNightEvent

Follow me…I will also be posting updates while I’m there on..

https://www.facebook.com/WorldwideTravelPlanners

 

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party & Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dates!

Posted in DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM with tags , on May 7, 2013 by disneychronicles

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2013:

September: 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 29, 2013
October: 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 & 31, 2013
November
: 1, 2013

Hours: 7:00 pm – midnight, Parade at 8:15 pm and 10:30 pm, Fireworks at 9:30 pm

Pricing for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2013:

September 2013

September 10, 13, 17, 20, 24 & 27, 2013

  • Advance Purchase:
    Adult: $59.00 + tax, Child: $54.00 + tax
  • Same Day Purchase:
    Adult: $65.00 + tax, Child: $60.00 + tax
  • Passholder/DVC Discount (Advance):
    Adult: $56.00 + tax, Child: $51.00 + tax
  • Military Discount (Advance):
    Adult: $41.30 + tax, Child: $37.80 + tax

September 29, 2013

  • Advance Purchase:
    Adult: $62.00 + tax, Child: $57.00 + tax
  • Same Day Purchase:
    Adult: $67.00 + tax, Child: $62.00 + tax
  • Passholder/DVC Discount (Advance):
    Adult: $58.00 + tax, Child: $53.00 + tax

October 2013

October 3, 6, 10, 14, 17, 20, 22 & 24, 2013

  • Advance Purchase:
    Adult: $62.00 + tax, Child: $57.00 + tax
  • Same Day Purchase:
    Adult: $67.00 + tax, Child: $62.00 + tax
  • Passholder/DVC Discount (Advance):
    Adult: $58.00 + tax, Child: $53.00 + tax

October 4, 11, 18, 25, 27 & 29, 2013

  • Advance Purchase:
    Adult: $62.00 + tax, Child: $57.00 + tax
  • Same Day Purchase:
    Adult: $67.00 + tax, Child: $62.00 + tax

October 31, 2013

  • Advance Purchase:
    Adult: $73.00 + tax, Child: $68.00 + tax
  • Same Day Purchase:
    Adult: $73.00 + tax, Child: $68.00 + tax

November 2013

November 1, 2013

  • Advance Purchase:
    Adult: $62.00 + tax, Child: $57.00 + tax
  • Same Day Purchase:
  • Adult: $67.00 + tax, , Child: $62.00 + tax

Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party runs November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, and 22 and December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, and 20.

If you pre-order your tickets, the cost is $62 per adult plus tax and $57 per child plus tax.  Black out dates include November 22, December 6, 13, and 19.  These dates, along with same day ticket prices are $67 per adult plus tax and $62 per child plus tax.  December 20 is at a premium price of $71 per adult plus tax and $66 per child plus tax.

 

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train……it’s coming…..

Posted in DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM with tags , on February 17, 2013 by disneychronicles

Yes, If  you didn’t know there is more to come to the NEW Fantasyland….

We checked out the construction yesterday….I expected this to be a smaller ride but it looks pretty big.

The New Fantasyland expansion will continue with the opening of Princess Fairytale Hall in 2013 and the debut of a new Disney “mountain” in the form of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in 2014.

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The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will take guests on a rollicking, musical ride into the mine “where a million diamonds shine.” The coaster will feature a first-of-its kind ride system with a train of ride vehicles that swing back and forth, responding to every twist and turn of the track. The journey will be accompanied by music from the classic Disney film and animated figures of Snow White and the Dwarfs.

Check out more pics here….

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151356044098853.480235.142061353852&type=1&l=5a04087f2b

The most un-appreciated attraction at Walt Disney World….

Posted in DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM with tags on January 15, 2013 by disneychronicles

or so I’ve been told!

I simply do not agree! What am I talking about here?

Tom Sawyer Island!

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It’s not all that high tech….can’t really compare it to Star Tours but it does have its own appeal!

Yes, you do have to walk…alot and explore, find caves and use your imagination! Just like the “old” days!

The attraction can only be accessed by raft and closes at dusk so plan accordingly!  This is a great place to unwind. There are plenty of places to sit and gaze across the river at the Magic Kingdom…with all its hustle and bustle!

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It is also a great place to take the kids for some quiet time, you may for a minute forget where you actually are!

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