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2017 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets are now on sale!  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place on select dates in November and December.  The party features themed entertainment, characters, cookies, a unique parade and fireworks.  These parties take place in the Magic Kingdom from 7 pm to midnight and the park is closed to all non-ticketed guests.

Save time and money by purchasing your tickets in advance.  Parties can sell out, especially the most popular dates, so be sure to purchase in advance.

There are three options for free ticket delivery.  Print at home is quick and easy.  Standard domestic US delivery is free via USPS.  Will call allows you to pick up a ticket on property.

2017 party dates and prices are listed below.  Prices do not include tax.  Party tickets are purchased separately from vacation packages and are non-refundable.  Party tickets can be linked  in My Disney Experience.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2017

November 12, 14, 16 – $89/adult, $84/child 3-9 advance purchase

November 9 – $94/adult, $89/child 3-9 advance purchase

November 10, 17, 26, 28; December 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17 – $95/adult, $90/child 3-9 advance purchase

December 8, 15 – $99/adult, $94/child 3-9 advance purchase

December 19, 21, 22 – $109/adult, $104/child 3-9 advance purchase

If you’re planning to visit Walt Disney World at the end of this year, book now before your favorite hotel sells out.  Submit your quote request today!

2017 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Tickets

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets are now on sale!  Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party takes place on select dates in August, September, October, and 1 date in November.  The party features themed entertainment, characters, trick or treating, a unique parade and fireworks.  These parties take place in the Magic Kingdom from 7 pm to midnight and the park is closed to all non-ticketed guests.

Save time and money by purchasing your tickets in advance.  Parties can sell out, especially the most popular dates, so be sure to purchase in advance.

There are three options for free ticket delivery.  Print at home is quick and easy.  Standard domestic US delivery is free via USPS. Will call allows you to pick up a ticket on property.

2017 party dates and prices are listed below.  Prices do not include tax.  Party tickets are purchased separately from vacation packages and are non-refundable.  Party tickets can be linked  in My Disney Experience.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

August 25, 29; September 1, 7, 10, 12, 17, 24 – $74/adult, $69/child 3-9 advance purchase

September 19, 26 – $79/adult, $74/child 3-9 advance purchase

September 15, 22, 29; October 1 – $88/adult, $83/child 3-9 advance purchase

October 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26; November 1 – $94/adult, $89/child 3-9 advance purchase

October 6, 13, 20, 27, 29 – $99/adult, $94/child 3-9 advance purchase

October 31 – $115/adult, $110/child 3-9 advance purchase

If you’re planning to visit Walt Disney World this fall, don’t delay in booking your package to secure your preferred hotel.  Submit your quote request today!

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Trip Report November 2016 – Day 4

Day 4 started out with a morning in Hollywood Studios.  Fearing a re-imagineering of the Great Movie Ride, it was a high priority for this trip.  “Lasts” have become a common theme for our recent trips, but thankfully “firsts” have started to fill in some of those gaps.

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We also saw Voyage of the Little Mermaid and ate lunch at Backlot Express.  Voyage of the Little Mermaid was not as fun for our 2 year old as I thought it would be thanks to the mist during the show.  I can’t blame him, I don’t enjoy being soaked in a theater unless it’s 90 degrees outside.

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Rizzo’s soft opened during our trip

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Trip Report November 2016 – Day 3

Day 3 started with a morning and afternoon outside the parks, then Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party that night!

We started the morning with two adults ending up standing outside their room door with no Magic Bands.  I knew the Club desk could make a new room key, so one of us ran up to get that.  Once we tried to use the new room key card, we got a red light.

Long story short, if the deadbolt is thrown inside the door, the electronic lock outside cannot open the door.  Lucky for us, our 2 year hold could reach the deadbolt easier than he could reach the handle and probably threw it very early on in the process of us being locked out of the room.  Eventually someone brought the key for the deadbolt, but it took several people attempting the lock before a manager finally had the magic touch to turn the lock.  If you ever feel down, just think about that one time we locked our kid inside our room for 45 minutes.

The Springs

By the time this saga was solved, it was nearing time for our lunch reservation in Disney Springs.  We parked at the new Lime Garage connected to Town Center, which was slick and easy compared to the old days of prowling surface lots for empty spots.

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Trip Report January 2016 – Day 7

After years upon years of stressful last days we finally got smart and did not buy park tickets for our check-out day.  That meant that day 7 would be our last day in the parks and we had a long list of things we wanted to do again or missed the chance to do earlier.

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Chinese Theater

We started the day in Hollywood Studios with a Fastpass for Great Movie Ride, which had skipped earlier in the trip.

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Great Movie Ride

Then we all took turns experiencing our favorite attraction – Tower of Terror.

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2016 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets are now on sale!  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place on select dates in November and December.  The party features themed entertainment, characters, cookies, a unique parade and fireworks.  These parties take place in the Magic Kingdom from 7 pm to midnight and the park is closed to all non-ticketed guests.

Save time and money by purchasing your tickets in advance.  Parties can sell out, especially the most popular dates, so be sure to purchase in advance.

There are three options for free ticket delivery.  Print at home is quick and easy.  Will call allows you to pick up a ticket on property.  Standard domestic US delivery is free via USPS.

2016 party dates and prices are listed below.  Prices do not include tax.  Party tickets are purchased separately from vacation packages and are non-refundable.  Party tickets can be linked  in My Disney Experience.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

November 10,13 – $86/adult, $81/child 3-9 advance purchase

November 7,8,11,15; December 1 – $91/adult, $86/child 3-9 advance purchase

November 18,27,29; December 2,4,6,8,11,13 – $92/adult, $87/child 3-9 advance purchase

December 9,15 – $96/adult, $91/child 3-9 advance purchase

December 16,18,22 – $99/adult, $94/child 3-9 advance purchase

If you’re planning to visit Walt Disney World at the end of this year, book now before your favorite hotel sells out.  Submit your quote request today!

2016 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Tickets

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets are now on sale!  Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party takes place on select dates in September and October.  The party features themed entertainment, characters, trick or treating, a unique parade and fireworks.  These parties take place in the Magic Kingdom from 7 pm to midnight and the park is closed to all non-ticketed guests.

Save time and money by purchasing your tickets in advance.  Parties can sell out, especially the most popular dates, so be sure to purchase in advance.

There are three options for free ticket delivery.  Print at home is quick and easy.  Will call allows you to pick up a ticket on property.  Standard domestic US delivery is free via USPS.

2016 party dates and prices are listed below.  Prices do not include tax.  Party tickets are purchased separately from vacation packages and are non-refundable.  Party tickets can be linked  in My Disney Experience.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

September 2,8,11,13,16,18,20,25 – $72/adult, $67/child 3-9 advance purchase

September 29,30 – $79/adult, $74/child 3-9 advance purchase

September 23 – $85/adult, $80/child 3-9 advance purchase

October 2,6 – $86/adult, $81/child 3-9 advance purchase

October 4,10,11,13,16,18,20,23,25,27 – $91/adult, $86/child 3-9 advance purchase

October 7,14,21,28,30 – $95/adult, $90/child 3-9 advance purchase

October 31 – $105/adult, $100/child 3-9 advance purchase

If you’re planning to visit Walt Disney World this fall, don’t delay in booking your package to secure your preferred hotel.  Submit your quote request today!

Trip Report January 2016 – Day 6

Day 6 of our January vacation started exactly the way Day 5 ended – rainy.  Since we accomplished so much at Extra Magic Hours, we planned a sleep-in morning.  That’s not always possible with a baby, but we tried!

Rainy Magic Kingdom from Bay Lake Tower. The train left a picturesque trail all morning

Rainy Magic Kingdom from Bay Lake Tower. The train left a picturesque trail all morning

We left our room at Bay Lake Tower at 9:50, and by 10:18 were in the Fastpass line for Jungle Cruise.  We had an excellent skipper for our only daytime journey.

Mekong River is my favorite on Jungle Cruise

Mekong River is my favorite on Jungle Cruise

Up next is one of my personal favorites, Enchanted Tiki Room.  I love the show and the music, and it never has a line.  You really can’t be that!

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Trip Report January 2016 – Day 5

Wednesday was an atypical vacation day for us.  We had a few Quick Service credits to use up, so we started the day with breakfast at Gasparilla Grill.  After breakfast, we finished packing and loaded all of our luggage into our rental van.  Then we set out for Daytona Beach.  Traffic through Orlando was much worse than the last time we drove around with a rental car.  It took us just under 2 hours from leaving the Grand Floridian to driving onto the beach.

We planned this trip a long time ago.  The 1 year anniversary of my father-in-law’s passing fell halfway through the trip.  This was one of the reasons my mother-in-law joined us on the trip.  We planned this beach day to return to one of their favorite locations and where they first met despite growing up in the same area in Indiana.

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Entrance to Daytona Beach at Plaza Resort & Spa, $10 fee with one re-entry allowed

It was a rainy day throughout Florida and daily rainfall records were set in Orlando and Daytona Beach.  Luckily most of the rain in Daytona Beach fell that morning, so other than a brisk wind the beach was still enjoyable.

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Daytona Beach

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Trip Report January 2016 – Day 4

Day 4 of our January 2016 trip started in Animal Kingdom.  We had an easy drive of less than 15 minutes and were in one of the first few rows of parking.  It took about 20 minutes from parking to entering the Kilimanjaro Safari Fastpass line.  We had an excellent crisp early morning safari with lots of animal sightings.

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They stood so still they looked fake peeking above the bushes

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Snoozing hippos

Up next I rode Expedition Everest by myself with a Fastpass and then again as a single rider.  Since I’m the only one who rides this in our group and it has a single rider line, the Fastpass was not necessary.  Next we child swapped Dinosaur with Fastpasses.

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