Possible New Port in the Bahamas for Disney Cruise Line

There have been rumors that Disney is working on a new private beach in the Bahamas.  We all can’t help but think about their three new ships scheduled to hit the high seas in 2021, 2022 & 2023.  Will the new ships visit the new private beach or sail to Castaway Cay?  Will the project even be done by 2021?  I personally think that they may need a little more time, but it is likely that we will see a new private beach area by the time the third ship sails in 2023.
The Los Angeles Times has recently released some new news surrounding this project.

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Officials in the Bahamas have issued tentative approval for Disney Cruise Line’s plan to construct and operate a cruise port on the island of Eleuthera.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the project would be built on a 746-acre piece of land the company already agreed to purchase. The plans call for the building of “a pier, shops, marina, restaurants and walkways through nearby forests and around salt ponds.”

Travel Pulse has stated that although the project would create jobs, it has met with some resistance from from the locals who had a rival plan to develop the southern tip of the island into a park that features a small condo/hotel project, canoe rentals, a dive center and horseback tours.

Although The Bahamas has possibly issued preliminary approval for the project on Friday, the island Chain’s Parliament will still need to agree to a specific set of terms & conditions as well as the proper safety and environmental testing.

Everyone who has been on a Disney Cruise and has stopped in Castaway Cay, can understand why this private island paradise in the Bahamas is so popular.  With three new ships set to sail in the coming years, Disney’s private island experience will definitely be due for an expansion.


Let me help plan the details of your Disney Cruise Line Vacation!

Which ship & itinerary is right for your family? Which excursions, spa, onboard & character reservations should you make?  With all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience onboard all four of Disney Cruise Line’s ships.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, with ship information & a custom planning calendar.
  • Dining reservation assistance. Let me help you make your dining reservations for those popular onboard Restaurants. *based on availability
  • Port Adventure assistance.  Undecided on what to do in each port of call? I’m happy to make recommendations and will also provide assistance making those reservations *based on availability
  • Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
  • Fee-Free Planning. All of my planning assistance is complimentary when you book your trip through me, you will get all of the services that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
  • Custom Client Portal – I always like to stay on top of the newest technology and once you are booked, we can set up a free client portal where we can share documents & you can view details about your vacation.
  • Help planning visits to other Orlando and Cocoa Beach area attractions.  If you are considering adding other Orlando attractions (Like Walt Disney World) to your vacation, why not get assistance of someone who is local and been there?

You get all of this complimentary planning, and more, when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & fill out a quote form, or contact me so we can set up a time to chat about your dream vacation.

Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic, I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney theme parks with my family exploring all of the newest things that Disney has to offer.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures
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Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package at Walt Disney World Resort

What is not to love about spending the holidays at Walt Disney World.  There are so many fun & festive things to do; this time of year is my favorite time to visit the theme parks.  You can meet Santa, enjoy special treating during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, celebrate with cultures around the world in Epcot & even attend the Candlelight Processional & listen to the telling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator!  There is too much excitement for one little blog article, so I guess you will have to plan a trip & experience it all for yourself.
To add in extra magic this season, take advantage of this special, exclusive offer for travel 12/17/18 – 12/22/18.

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You can celebrate the magic of the holidays in The Most Magical Place on Earth with the Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package at Walt Disney World® Resort. you’ll arrive on December 17 and depart on December 22, 2018 and enjoy an itinerary full of magic, including exclusive experiences just for Guests on this package:

  • Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 – EXCLUSIVE nighttime access to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®enjoying Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers,and Toy Story Mania. The land will celebrate its first holiday season with special décor Guests can’t miss.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 – Celebrate the season with tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 – EXCLUSIVE nighttime access to experience Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, Expedition Everest® and DINOSAUR, plus catch an exclusive showing of Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
  • Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 – EXCLUSIVE early morning access to shop at World of Disney and enjoy the Disney Springs® Christmas Tree Trail with hot chocolate and cotton candy
  • Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 – EXCLUSIVE holiday themed buffet dinner event at Epcot®

Because Theme Park admission is included in this package, you will also be able to enjoy holiday offerings at our theme parks with all our other Guests, including “A Frozen Holiday Wish” at Magic Kingdom Park, the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays at Epcot, Flurry of Fun festivities and Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Diwali holiday additions to UP! A Great Bird Adventure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, and much more.

This offer includes a 5-night stay at select Disney Moderate, Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort hotels plus 4-day Theme Park tickets with Park Hopper® Option.

Starting at $175 per person, per night, for a family of four in a standard room at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, your Clients can wrap up this offer for a total package price of $3,500*

This offer may only be booked October 22 through December 2, 2018.

Important Details:

  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes 3-bedroom Villas, Standard View at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

*Price based on 2 adults, 1 junior (ages 10-17) and 1 child (ages 3-9). The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. The number of packages available for purchase is limited. Valid Theme Park admission required to attend Theme Park events included with this offer. Theme Park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be by December 31, 2019. Special event ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is valid only on December 18, 2018. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advanced reservations required. Offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom Grand Villas, Standard View at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.
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Let me help plan the details of your Walt Disney World Holiday Vacation!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, with  park information & a custom planning calendar.
  • Dining reservation assistance. Let me help you make your dining reservations for those popular Disney Restaurants. *based on availability
  • Fastpass+ assistance.  Undecided on which attractions are the best for your family? I’m happy to help you plan to utilize your Fastpasses to your advantage and will also provide assistance making those reservations *based on availability
  • Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
  • Fee-Free Planning. All of my planning assistance is complimentary when you book your trip through me, you will get all of the services that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
  • Custom Client Portal – I always like to stay on top of the newest technology and once you are booked, we can set up a free client portal where we can share documents & you can view details about your vacation.
  • Help planning visits to other Orlando area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.  If you are considering adding other Orlando attractions to your vacation, why not get assistance of someone who is local and been there?

You get all of this complimentary planning, and more, when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & fill out a quote form, or contact me so we can set up a time to chat about your dream vacation.

Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic, I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney theme parks with my family exploring all of the newest things that Disney has to offer.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures
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Walt Disney World Parking

Thousands of guests visit Walt Disney World every day.  It is easy to see why when you take into account all of the popular attractions, shows and amazing food.  With this influx of guests there has to be strategic parking management and with this comes a price.

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Disney World Theme Park Parking

When driving a car to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom.

• Standard Parking, car or motorcycle: $25 per day
• Preferred parking, car or motorcycle: $50 per day
• Shuttle, Limo, Camper, Trailer, RV, but or Tractor Trailer: $30 per day
• Parking is Free for Walt Disney World Resort guests & Annual Passholders

Parking is located outside the main entrance to the theme parks, with the exception of Magic Kingdom where you will have to  park at the transportation and ticket center and then take the monorail or ferry to the Magic Kingdom.  Parking lot trams run an hour prior to park opening and an hour after park close.  pay attention to where you have parked so you will be able to find you car when you leave.

Parking continues to be free at the water parks, miniature golf courses, Disney Springs and ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Disney World Resort Parking

Standard overnight parking fees are as follows and will be added to the guest hotel folio upon check-out.  Parking fees includes any taxes and fees.

• Disney Value Resorts: $13 per night
• Disney Moderate Resorts: $19 per night
• Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24 per night
• Valet Parking at Deluxe Resorts: $33 daily fee,  tipping is customary

Parking at no charge for the following:

• Guests with disabilities, this includes valet parking
• Guests traveling as part of a group or convention
• Guests staying at Fort Wilderness Campsites
• day guests who wish to dine, shop, enjoy activities or visit a resort for the day

If you want to avoid the daily parking lot chaos and get right to the front of the park, I suggest staying at one of the numerous Walt Disney World Resorts. By staying at Walt Disney World a resort, you won’t even need to worry about having a car for your entire stay.  Which resort is right for you?  Walt Disney World Resort categories compared

Let me help plan the details of your Walt Disney World Vacation!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, with  park information & a custom planning calendar.
  • Dining reservation assistance. Let me help you make your dining reservations for those popular Disney Restaurants. *based on availability
  • Fastpass+ assistance.  Undecided on which attractions are the best for your family? I’m happy to help you plan to utilize your Fastpasses to your advantage and will also provide assistance making those reservations *based on availability
  • Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
  • Fee-Free Planning. All of my planning assistance is complimentary when you book your trip through me, you will get all of the services that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
  • Custom Client Portal – I always like to stay on top of the newest technology and once you are booked, we can set up a free client portal where we can share documents & you can view details about your vacation.
  • Help planning visits to other Orlando area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.  If you are considering adding other Orlando attractions to your vacation, why not get assistance of someone who is local and been there?

You get all of this complimentary planning, and more, when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & fill out a quote form, or contact me so we can set up a time to chat about your dream vacation.

Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic, I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney theme parks with my family exploring all of the newest things that Disney has to offer.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures
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Disney Cruise Line to Sail from New Orleans and visit Hawaii in 2020

In early 2020, Disney Cruise Line will offer families even more ways to explore the world together with the addition of a brand-new home port in New Orleans, Louisiana and a highly anticipated return to the Hawaiian Islands. Disney Cruise Line will also return to Puerto Rico for a limited time and continue guest-favorite itineraries to tropical destinations from Florida and California.

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Who doesn’t want to take a Disney Cruise to Hawaii?  After a five year hiatus, Disney Cruise Line will be visiting Hawaii again on 2 special cruises in early February 2020; nine-night voyage to Honolulu from Vancouver, Canada, on April 29, and a 10-night sailing back to Vancouver on May 8.  During these dream vacations, guests will discover the breathtaking beauty of the Hawaiian Islands, including the famous beaches of Waikiki on Oahu; the views from high atop the summit of Haleakala Crater on Maui; the lush tropical gardens and waterfalls of Kauai; and the diverse natural wonders of Hawaii Island.

For the very first time ever, the Disney Wonder will be sailing 6 sailings from New Orleans for a limited time during 2020.  Just the thought of a little bit of food & jazz music for a few nights before my cruise makes me want to jump onboard right now.  Before or after your Disney cruise, you can venture into the city to savor the distinct flavors of famous New Orleans cuisine, visit family-friendly museums and parks, and revel in the sweet melodies of world-renowned jazz music. Travelers will delight in the Southern charm of this new home port, and Disney fans will find magic around every corner as they experience the iconic sights and sounds that inspired the beloved animated film “The Princess and the Frog.”
The Disney Wonder will embark on six cruises during this limited-time season from New Orleans, including four-, six- and seven-night Western Caribbean sailings; a seven-night Bahamian cruise; and a 14-night Panama Canal voyage, departing February 7 through March 6.

The Disney Wonder will also continue to offer the popular itineraries from Puerto Rico before moving to California to continue the Mexico & Baja cruises from San Diego.

The Disney Magic, Disney Dream & Disney Fantasy will all sail out of Port Canaveral and include stops at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay.

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Disney’s Castaway Cay Island Paradise

I know what you are thinking…. how, when & where do I book my cruise?
It’s simple, contact your Disney focused travel agents (hopefully that’s me) and talk to them before the cruises open up next week.  The ships will fill quickly & the prices go up as the rooms fill.  For the best price on a Disney Cruise, you should consider making your reservation as early as possible.

Platinum, Gold or Silver Castaway Club members, can take advantage of the opportunity to book early 2020 itineraries before they go on sale to the general public on October 4, 2018. Book either online or by phone during the designated booking window.
October 1, 2018: Platinum Members
October 2, 2018: Platinum and Gold Members
October 3, 2018: Platinum, Gold and Silver Members
October 4, 2018: all Guests


Let me help plan the details of your Disney cruise vacation!

Which destination is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, shows, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My complimentary planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of education and personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, filled with information & a custom planning calendar.
  • Onboard activity & shore excursion reservation assistance. Let me help you make your reservations for those popular Disney activities. *based on availability
  • Itinerary plans and printed itinerary (digital only itineraries can be requested)
  • Complimentary Planning. All of my assistance comes at no added cost to you.  When you book your trip through me, you will get all of the magical extras that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
  • Assistance planning your pre or post-cruise hotel, transportation & more.

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through (me) Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures.  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.


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Melissa Mathies, MCC – Destinations by Melissa
Pixie Dust Adventures / Adventure Anywhere Travel
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Play, Stay, Dine Offer at Walt Disney World

Having the Disney Dining Plan is one addition that always makes my vacations to Walt Disney World more enjoyable.  No looking at menu prices when ordering, no worrying about where to eat to get the best deal & snacks surround you for every craving that you have.  When you add the Disney dining plan to your vacation package, it makes your vacation feel more all-inclusive.  There are different dining plan options for every unique vacation situation.  Talk to your travel agent to find the best fit for your family.

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With this special offer you can Play, Stay, Dine and save up to $500* on a 5-night/6-day room, Magic Your Way ticket and dining plan package for a family of four at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for arrivals most nights Jan. 1-March 9, 2019 when you book now through Jan. 1, 2019.

When your you purchase this package and stay at a select Disney Moderate, Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort, you’ll enjoy the Disney Dining Plan that allows you to savor a variety of delicious dining options. When you purchase this package and stay at a select Disney Value Resort, you’ll get the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan that offers convenient meals and snacks throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price of the same package for 2 adults, 1 junior and 1 child in the same room. Tickets valid for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be by December 31, 2019. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom Grand Villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort—The Little Mermaid standard rooms.

Dining plan excludes gratuities. Children ages 3-9 must order from the children’s menu, if available. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase. Theme park admission is required for some dining locations.


Let me help plan the details of your vacation!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My complimentary planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of education and personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, filled with information & a custom planning calendar.
    • Dining reservation assistance. Let me help you make your dining reservations for those popular Disney Restaurants. *based on availability
    • Fastpass+ assistance.  Undeicded on which attractions are the best for your family? I’m happy to help you plan to utilize your Fastpasses to your advantage and will also provide assistance making those reservations *based on availability
    • Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
    • Complimentary Planning. All of my assistance comes at no added cost to you.  When you book your trip through me, you will get all of the magical extras that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
    • Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.  If you are considering adding other Orlando attractions to your vacation, why not get assistance of someone who has personally been there?  Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and nearby cruise lines all make a wonderful addition to your next Orlando vacation.

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through (me) Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures.  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.


Why use a Travel Agent for your next Disney Vacation?

Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic, I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney theme parks with my family exploring all of the newest things that Disney has to offer.  Why not take advantage of my complementary planning services based consistent personal experience?
Melissa Mathies, MCC – Destinations by Melissa
Pixie Dust Adventures / Adventure Anywhere Travel
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Disney World to Begin Selling Tickets Around Date-Based Pricing Structure.

BREAKING NEWS:
Disney World has announced that they will begin selling tickets with date-based tickets.  This will begin on October 16th, 2018 and detailed pricing will be able to be seen on that day.

While there is a lot of unknowns with this I will be watching for more information and keeping everyone updated.  In some situations I know that some of you will be glad that you already have your reservations for 2019.

The tickets will no longer be good for 14 days from the first use and instead will expire on a sliding scale depending on how many ticket days that you buy.  You ask, what is the scale?  I have it for you right here…

Multi-day discounts will still be offered.

1-Day base tickets are valid for admission on the specific start date selected. Multi-day tickets are valid for admission beginning on the start date selected and must be used within a limited time period.

Ticket Duration Valid Use Period
1-Day Ticket Only the start date selected
2-Day Ticket Any 2 days within 4 days beginning on the start date
3-Day Ticket Any 3 days within 5 days beginning on the start date
4-Day Ticket Any 4 days within 7 days beginning on the start date
5-Day Ticket Any 5 days within 8 days beginning on the start date
6-Day Ticket Any 6 days within 9 days beginning on the start date
7-Day Ticket Any 7 days within 10 days beginning on the start date
8-Day Ticket Any 8 days within 12 days beginning on the start date
9-Day Ticket Any 9 days within 13 days beginning on the start date
10-Day Ticket Any 10 days within 14 days beginning on the start date

Add the Park Hopper Option to visit more than one Theme Park on the same day.

Add the Park Hopper Plus Option to include visits to the Disney Water Parks and other attractions—along with the ability to visit more than one Theme Park on the same day. This option also extends the period of time within which you may use your ticket by one day.

Here is what is still confusing at this point.  We have been told that you can adjust your number of ticket days, BUT it has also been printed that if you adjust your days and it raised the price of your tickets, you will need to pay the difference; however, if you adjust your days & it lowers the price, there will be no refund of the difference.

This ticket structure certainly makes the Park Hopper Plus ticket option a whole lot less useful.

I’m watching closely to see how all of this will come together when it is released and I will always do my best to keep my guests educated and help them plan the best possible vacation for their family.  As your Travel Agent, I’m here to advocate for you.


Let me help plan the details of your vacation!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My complimentary planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of education and personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, filled with information & a custom planning calendar.
    • Dining reservation assistance. Let me help you make your dining reservations for those popular Disney Restaurants. *based on availability
    • Fastpass+ assistance.  Undeicded on which attractions are the best for your family? I’m happy to help you plan to utilize your Fastpasses to your advantage and will also provide assistance making those reservations *based on availability
    • Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
    • Complimentary Planning. All of my assistance comes at no added cost to you.  When you book your trip through me, you will get all of the magical extras that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
    • Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.  If you are considering adding other Orlando attractions to your vacation, why not get assistance of someone who has personally been there?  Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and nearby cruise lines all make a wonderful addition to your next Orlando vacation.

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through (me) Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures.  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.


Why use a Travel Agent for your next Disney Vacation?

Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic, I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney theme parks with my family exploring all of the newest things that Disney has to offer.  Why not take advantage of my complementary planning services based consistent personal experience?
Melissa Mathies, MCC – Destinations by Melissa
Pixie Dust Adventures / Adventure Anywhere Travel
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19 Experiences Coming to Walt Disney World in 2019

Disney has announced a list of 19 things to experience when you visit Walt Disney World in 2019.  Some are new, some are old & some are only offered for a limited-time.

When I read through this I noticed right away that certain experiences were missing.  Read through and I will tell you my thoughts at the end of the article.

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Beginning January 8th:

Magic Kingdom

  1. In honor of the true originals, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration will bring new music, dancing and all sorts of other fun to Magic Kingdom®
  2. The new “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party” at Magic Kingdomwill invite you to dance with Mickey, Minnie and their pals in front of Cinderella Castle. Shake it along with live singers belting out new arrangements of classic “Mickey Mouse Club” songs.
  3. The Dapper Dans and other entertainers on Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdomwill sing songs in honor of Mickey.
  4. Look for special Mickey- and Minnie-themed merchandise and food at Magic Kingdomto make this party complete.
  5. And this is a Surprise Celebration, after all, so you can expect more Limited-Time Magic entertainment and other experiences to pop up periodically around Magic Kingdom.

Hollywood Studios

  1. The Incredibles are coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®! Pixar Avenue will transform into a Metroville city block, and Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone are throwing a party to celebrate.
  2. Meet the one and only Edna Mode – the greatest super suit designer! She will set up a special location on Pixar Avenue showcasing some of her best creations (no capes!).
  3. Show your #IncredibleSide along Pixar Avenue by striking a heroic pose in front of three-dimensional scenes straight out of Pixar Animation Studios’ Incredibles
  4. Also on Pixar Avenue, look for clues to the whereabouts of the youngest Incredible, the mischievous and multi-powered Jack-Jack.
  5. Elsewhere at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a door to the monster world will open inside Walt Disney Presents, where you’ll have a chance to meet Mike and Sulley from Pixar’s Monsters Inc.

Animal Kingdom

  1. Celebrate the 25thanniversary of Walt Disney Pictures’ “The Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® along with Timon and Rafiki in the “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party” on Discovery Island. Let your inner animal roam free on the dance floor in this raucous party!
  2. Also at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, have fun posing in front of special three-dimensional photo opportunities re-creating scenes from the animated classic.
  3. The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is back! This year’s special event takes place Jan. 18 – Feb. 25, allowing you to indulge in world-class culinary and visual arts.
  4. The Disney on Broadway concert series is expanding to seven days a week during the Festival of the Arts, so you’ll have even more opportunities to experience some Disney musical magic live on stage.

In all of the parks, later in the year

  1. Welcome spring’s arrival with the Epcot®International Flower & Garden Festival, returning March 6 – June 3 with its wide selection of delectable bites at outdoor kitchens and dozens of Disney-themed topiaries blooming around the park.
  2. Even better, this year’s Garden Rocks concert series expands, as well, to seven days a week during the Flower & Garden Festival, which means a total of 270 concerts over the course of the 90-day event.
  3. Ka-Chow! Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy rolls into Disney’s Hollywood Studiosin spring 2019. In this new show experience, you’ll come face to face with Lightning and learn from his years of experience on the track.
  4. Outside the Racing Academy, you’ll get to meet Lightning McQueen’s speedy pal, Cruz Ramirez.
  5. If you haven’t visited Walt Disney World recently, then there’s even more for you to explore and experience. Become an honorary toy at Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, travel to the bioluminescent planet of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom or wish a fond farewell to IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth – the nighttime spectacular at Epcot – before its conclusion scheduled for the end of summer 2019.

NOW…  Who noticed something missing in this list of activities for 2019???  Need a hint?  Are you a Star Wars fan?  Now you got it!  They did not mention the opening of Star Wars: A Galaxy’s Edge.  As a Star Wars guru should I take it personally?  Probably not, the announcements for Star Wars are take up an entire article of their own.  If you want to read about the Star Wars happenings…  click Through This article  What’s Coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge


 

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Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My complimentary planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of education and personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, filled with information & a custom planning calendar.
    • Dining reservation assistance. Let me help you make your dining reservations for those popular Disney Restaurants. *based on availability
    • Fastpass+ assistance.  Undeicded on which attractions are the best for your family? I’m happy to help you plan to utilize your Fastpasses to your advantage and will also provide assistance making those reservations *based on availability
    • Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
    • Complimentary Planning. All of my assistance comes at no added cost to you.  When you book your trip through me, you will get all of the magical extras that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
    • Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.  If you are considering adding other Orlando attractions to your vacation, why not get assistance of someone who has personally been there?  Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and nearby cruise lines all make a wonderful addition to your next Orlando vacation.

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through (me) Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures.  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.


Why use a Travel Agent for your next Disney Vacation?

Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic, I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney theme parks with my family exploring all of the newest things that Disney has to offer.  Why not take advantage of my complementary planning services based consistent personal experience?
Melissa Mathies, MCC – Destinations by Melissa
Pixie Dust Adventures / Adventure Anywhere Travel
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com
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