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Disney Refurbishments

Posted in EVERYTHING DISNEY on July 13, 2015 by disneychronicles

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Just posted on Disney’s Website….Updated 2015 Refurbishments!

Monorail
The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.

Now – December 2015

Magic Kingdom
Pirates of the Caribbean®  Jun. 8 – Sep. 25, 2015

Liberty Tree Tavern Jul. 6 – Nov. 19, 2015

Dream Along with Mickey Jul. 21 – Aug. 19, 2015

Liberty Square Riverboat Aug. 4 – 10, 2015

Walt Disney World® RailroadSep. 28 – Nov. 5, 2015

Epcot®

Re-Imagination of Maelstrom Oct. 15, 2014 – Apr. 30, 2016

Living with the Land Sep. 8 – 17, 2015

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Sep. 7 – Sep. 10, 2015

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

None

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

None

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

None

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Guest Room Renovations
Guest rooms will be refurbished with new hard and soft goods. Guests will not be accommodated in the affected areas but it is possible that some noise could travel while work is in progress (between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily).

Oct. 13, 2014 – Aug. 22, 2015

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Contemporary Feature Pool

Sep. 8 – 10, 2015

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Fitness Center, Salon and Casitas Leisure Pool
Closed for maintenance. During this time, Guests can continue to visit the feature pool and the other two leisure pools at the resort. Additionally, a temporary fitness center will be set up for Guests in the Casitas area.

Jul. 5 – Oct. 12, 2015

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Gasparilla Island Grill
During the refurbishment, Beaches pool bar will offer breakfast and Mizners will offer grab and go options.

Aug. 23 – Sep. 4, 2015

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

General Construction
During this time, Guests will observe construction taking place and certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.

Through Early 2016

East Pool
Closed for enhancement. Guests may see or hear work in progress.

Now – Early 2016

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

General Resort Refurbishments
Due to multiple resort refurbishment projects Guests will notice construction work in various areas. The Hidden Springs leisure pool area (the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge), resort beach, playground, Recreation fire pit and nature trail will be unavailable. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed, but construction will not begin until after 9 a.m.

Oct. 2, 2015 through 2017

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

Guest Room Renovations
Renovation work is scheduled to take place between 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience.

Aug. 20, 2014 – TBD

Downtown Disney® Area

Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive
Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that Guests use complimentary Walt Disney World Resort transportation from Parks and Resorts to Downtown Disney and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.

Through Mar. 2016

Parking Lots – Entrance 2 – Lots A-G
Loss of parking lot Entrance 2 to Guest/Cast traffic and associated lots A-G in preparation for the construction of Town Center and the East Garage.

Dec. 1, 2014 – Aug. 1, 2016
Fulton’s Crab House

Jan. 1 – Apr. 1, 2016
Planet Hollywood

Jan. 1 – Jun. 1, 2016
Golf Courses/Miniature Golf

None

Information and dates subject to change without notice.
Last Updated July 13, 2015

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party & Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2015

Posted in EVERYTHING DISNEY on February 25, 2015 by disneychronicles

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and…they are out! Here you go!

Need help planning your visit to the happiest place on Earth! Give me a call!

This year, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be held 25 nights throughout the months of September, October and November. And, will be held 20 nights in November and December.

Dates for 2015 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party are:

Sept. 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27
Oct. 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
Nov. 1

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Dates for 2015 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are:

Nov. 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29
Dec.1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18

Epcot Food & Wine Festival! See what’s NEW!

Posted in EVERYTHING DISNEY on August 18, 2014 by disneychronicles

The Epcot Food & Wine Festival will be held September 19-November 10, 2014.

If you have been before have you thought of possibly enhancing the experience?

 

Here are NEW special events that will debut for 2014!

-Dining Through the Decades-A Tribute to Walt Disney

-Epcot Food & Wine Premium Package

-Epcot Food & Wine Late Nights Live

-Food For Thought

-Experience Puerto Rico!

-Epcot Food & Wine Boot Camp

Are you wanting to Indulge but stay on a budget? The Food & Wine Gift Card wrist band is a great option!

Just load it with any amount over $5 and swipe wherever you choose!

 

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Harambe Nights Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Posted in EVERYTHING DISNEY with tags on May 2, 2014 by disneychronicles

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POSTED BY PAULAK ON MAY 2, 2014 IN NEWS
Harambe Nights Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A new all-inclusive event is planned for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Called Harambe Nights, guests will have a chance to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Lion King. The evening starts with a reception, and then the party moves inside the Harambe Theater. There will be a performance of the show The Lion King: Concert in the Wild, which will feature a live orchestra and a celebrity narrator. After the performance, guests will attend a party in the streets of Harambe which will include food, local bands, character appearances, autographs, and a chance to purchase event merchandise. The evening will end with what Disney is calling a “fond farewell”.

Harambe Nights will be held Saturday evenings, June 7-August 9, 2014. The list of celebrity narrators is as follows:

Viola Davis – June 7
TBD – June 14
Montego Glover – June 21
David Alan Grier – June 28
Michael Beach – July 5
Harry Lennix – July 12
Joe Morton – July 19
Alfre Woodard – July 26
Brian Stokes Mitchell – August 2
Patina Miller – August 9
A separate ticket is required to attend Harambe nights. The cost is $119 per adult, $79 for each child ages 3-9. A premium ticket is also available, which will give access to special seating for the show. The price for the premium ticket is $134 for adults, $94 for children. Tax is not included in the price. Reservations are recommended and can be made at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events/harambe-nights/purchase, or by calling (407) 939-1319.

The price includes the reception, the show, and the street party. Food and beverages, including African beers and wine for those of age, are also part of the price. The rides and other attractions will not be open during the event.

 

Disney Merrytime Cruises 2014!

Posted in DISNEY CRUISE LINE, EVERYTHING DISNEY with tags , on January 8, 2014 by disneychronicles

I would like to start this post off by saying…Yes, I realize it’s January! 🙂

But I’m a planner! Especially when it comes to Disney! and these will sell out!

and Yes, I’m going!

Disney has always known how to keep the crowds coming! They are constantly developing new programs and ideas so returning guests don’t repeat the same experiences over again.

This went over well last year so it’s back for 2014!!

What could be better then spending Christmas 2014 on a Disney Christmas cruise!

 

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A winter wonderland awaits you aboard each ship—as well as at Castaway Cay!

Disney’s private island paradise is transformed with “snow” flurries, a Christmas tree and more. Be on the lookout for Mr. and Mrs. Snowman, dressed in their island attire. Plus, the island’s tram is decorated to resemble a reindeer, complete with antlers and a tail.

Onboard Experiences
On the ship, discover a festive fusion of holiday-themed entertainment, activities and décor—with a life-sized gingerbread house, 24-foot Christmas tree, garlands, poinsettias, shimmering lights and more!

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Other holiday enhancements include:

  • Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party, a celebration in addition to Pirate Night, with candy-cane limbo, dancing and games
  • King Triton’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, where kids can help light the tree and kick off the holiday festivities
  • Santa Claus meet-and-greet, an exciting opportunity to take family pictures and see Santa and his elves
  • Meet-and-Greets with some favorite Disney Characters, dressed in their holiday attire
  • Teen-only and tween-only holiday parties—private celebrations where teens and tweens can hang out with new friends
  • Holiday storytelling, with new and old tales about holidays at sea and around the world
  • Themed activities and crafts for kids—decorate stockings, make holiday cards, go on a holiday scavenger hunt and more
  • A life-sized gingerbread house made completely with edible ingredients—and the opportunity to make your own gingerbread house*
  • Holiday merchandise available for this event

Plus, on December 24 and 25, enjoy additional holiday experiences:

  • Cookies on Christmas Eve
  • Special holiday towel animals
  • Special holiday surprise
  • Holiday caroling with the kids and crew
  • Religious Services

When you celebrate winter holidays with Disney Cruise Line, you can spend more quality time together with loved ones as you sail from one spectacular port to the next.

Holiday activities and offerings are subject to change and may vary by ship and itinerary.

*The life-sized Gingerbread Houses will be constructed in November, and will not be available on early November sailings. It should be completed and ready for viewing in the last week of November.

Sail Dates

Ship Sail Dates
Disney Magic November 23, 2014 – December 28, 2014
Disney Wonder November 23, 2014 – December 30, 2014
Disney Dream November 24, 2014 – December 29, 2014
Disney Fantasy November 22, 2014 – December 27, 2014

Want more info…call me 855-577-WWTP

A New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Happiest Place on Earth!

Posted in EVERYTHING DISNEY with tags , on December 30, 2013 by disneychronicles

If you are lucky enough (judging by how you handle the crowd factor) to bring in the New Year at Disney World there is plenty to keep you busy!

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Starting at the Magic Kingdom….They will feature not one but two nights of fireworks to bring in the New Year!

Dec 30th and 31st!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will feature the Mulch, Sweat and Shears New Years Eve Spectacular. The party starts at 6pm on Dec 31st with a countdown to Midnight!

Epcot …will feature two showings of IllumiNations and a New Year countdown! In the World Showcase you will have a variety of DJ’s located at select pavilions and the World Fountain Stage.

and DisneyQuest has a party all their own….

This is a “Special Ticket” event.

Click below for note info….

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/downtown-disney/disney-quest-new-years-eve/

The restaurants below will also feature special dining to ring in the New Year…

Have a Wonderful and Safe NEW YEAR!

MAGICAL “IN-ROOM GIFTING EXPERIENCE”

Posted in DISNEY RESORT REVIEWS, EVERYTHING DISNEY with tags , on December 18, 2013 by disneychronicles

Did you know that you can surprise someone special in your life by including a Disney-themed Welcome or Birthday “In-Room Gifting Experience” with their package. These personalized celebrations can be set up in your Disney hotel room to create a one-of-a-kind experience, as if Mickey and the gang created a magical moment just for them.

A Disney Pal Surprise (Walt Disney Travel Company Exclusive)
A “Surprise” door sash hangs outside of their Walt Disney World® Resort room door to announce something special is waiting on the other side. A personalized tote bag, Mickey ear hat and pillow blanket all wait to be discovered with a special message from Mickey in an official autograph book. An issue of Disney’s ToonTown Times features a headline covering your much anticipated arrival with the inside scoop and all the must-see happenings on property.

Mickey’s Birthday Celebration
A “Surprise” door sash hangs outside of their Walt Disney World Resort room door to announce something special is waiting on the other side. Inside, the room is sprinkled with confetti, balloons and treats. The birthday Guest can dress in a candle-covered top hat and “Happy Birthday” lanyard. An issue of Disney’s ToonTown Times features a headline covering their much anticipated celebration along with the inside scoop and all the must-see happenings on property. When the party is over, you can snuggle up with the Mickey plush and an exclusive Mickey pillow blanket.

It’s a great way to make your trip even MORE Magical!!

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“In-Room Gifting Experiences” cannot be added within seven days of arrival. They are never delivered on arrival date, but rather the second day of the stay. Packages can have multiple” In-Room Gifting Experiences.” Only available at Disney Resort hotels.

Disney Floral & Gifts may substitute any product, as necessary, to maintain the integrity and quality of the gifting experience.

“In-Room Gifting Experiences” are non-refundable due to the customized content.

Posted on December 17, 2013 by Disney Destinations

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