Coming Soon to Disney Springs – M&M’s

A whole new world of color at M&M’S opening soon at Disney Springs West Side! Be on the lookout for new Mickey and Minnie Mouse M&M’s designs and packaging sold exclusively at Disney Springs. In additions, the new store will be filled with their signature chocolate wall and feature a vast assortment of whimsical merchandise, including apparel and accessories. Be sure to follow @disneysprings and @mmschocolate on social media for more details on the upcoming opening. There is always something new to check out or a sweet treat to try at Disney Springs!

Celebrating 25 Years of Magic at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

Just a 90-minute drive from Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s Vero Beach is an ideal destination for families looking to add a beach stay to the beginning or end of their Walt Disney World vacation, or to spend their entire trip relaxing on the Florida coast. To learn more or book a stay, contact us today at Kim@magical-destinations.com or visit us on facebook!

Fresh Flowers and Flavors Spring to Life March 3, 2021, at the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

It may be chilly outside now, but a hint of spring is in the air as EPCOT prepares for the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival beginning March 3, 2021, at Walt Disney World Resort.

Guests will be delighted to hear their favorite Character topiaries are coming back – from Mickey, Donald and friends, to Remy, Anna & Elsa, Lady & the Tramp, Figment and more. The Disney Horticulture team is busy planting, pruning and planning now for the kaleidoscope of bright blooms and floating gardens scattered throughout EPCOT.

With more than 20 delectable stops, World Showcase will play host to the festival’s Outdoor Kitchens and other food & beverage locations, offering a smorgasbord of flavors and beverages. 

Gardeners of all ages will be invited to participate in Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration – a springtime scavenger hunt starring Spike, the buzzzz-iest honeybee at Walt Disney World. And, guests will “bee” on the lookout for festival-specific merchandise throughout the park. 

Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival will run through July 5, and is available with valid admission and a park reservation for the same date.

Park Hopper Option Returns to Walt Disney World Resort Starting January 2021

Now available, guests who purchased a ticket or annual pass with Park Hopper benefits will be able to visit more than one park per day, with some new modifications as part of Disney’s ongoing focus on health and safety.

With the updated Park Hopper experience, you must make a Disney Park Pass reservation for the first park you plan to visit AND enter that first park prior to visiting another. At this time, a park reservation is not required after the first park, however, reservation requirements are subject to change.

Specific Park Hopper hours will be available. Park Hopper hours will start at 2 p.m. each day and end at the park’s scheduled close time. You will soon be able to check DisneyWorld.com/ParkHours and the My Disney Experience app for the most up-to-date Park Hopper hours.

Star Wars – Galaxy’s Edge

In a galaxy far far way on the Planet Batuu, you’ll explore a notorious spaceport filled with rogue traders, droids, strange creatures and amazing Star Wars experiences!! This land is so authentic you really feel like you are there!

Two new exciting attractions now open:

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run- Fly the Millennium Falcon on a thrilling interactive smuggling mission and join the resistance in Rise of the Resistance. This is a massive attraction with multiple ride systems that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced at Walt Disney World Resort… or anywhere else in the galaxy!

Plus: NEW Star Wars Experiences for the family:

Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers : Construct your very own lightsaber and bring it to life through the power of kyber crystals at this secret workshop in Galaxy’s Edge.

Droid Depot at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: Build your own droid at Black Spire Outpost’s industrial depot.

And don’t forget to stop at the Milk Stand! Quench your thirst with a cup of Batuu’s legendary blue or green treat, served frozen. A specialty famous throughout the Galaxy and no visit to Galaxy’s Edge is complete without a frosty confection from the Milk Stand. Luke Skywalker can be seen enjoying blue milk in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, and green milk in Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.

 

Adventures by Disney: England and France

From Buckingham Palace to the Eiffel Tower, Westminster Abbey to Notre Dame Cathedral, English Countryside to French gardens, you can experience them all on an Adventures by Disney vacation.

Enjoy a taste of the color, culture and cuisine that have made England and France two of the world’s most popular destinations.

Witness the splendid tradition of the changing of the guards, whose stoic demeanor, crisp red coats and towering fur hats are a hallmark of this historic residence of England’s royal family.

Take a water taxi for a trip along the scenic Seine river to the Louvre Museum! It would take more than a lifetime to experience all the artwork within. Your private guide and art expert illuminates the world’s greatest masterpieces, including the enigmatic Mona Lisa. Then ride a motor coach to one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world—the Eiffel Tower! Once there, you’ll tour the 1,063 foot–tall structure. The observation platform on the top of the tower features one of the most magnificent views in Paris—or anywhere in the world.

Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa

Located between the 2 towers of Aulani, Waikolohe Valley is brimming with family fun. With its crystalline waters, winding streams, interactive play features and private snorkeling lagoon, this imaginative pool area offers something to delight every age and interest.

The master chefs at Aulani have created a variety of dining options for you and your family. They use the finest local ingredients and offer something to please almost every palate. Treat your family to the “Aunty’s Breakfast Celebration at the Makahiki” Disney Character Breakfast. Enjoy a buffet loaded with family-friendly breakfast foods as you interact with some of your favorite Disney Characters. The Hook is an open-air, beach-side lounge that resembles a fisherman’s seaside shack and serves a variety of favorite drinks and Hawaiian-inspired appetizers. The view from `AMA`AMA is just beautiful. This beach-side restaurant and bar serves modern interpretations of classic Hawaiian cuisine.

Aulani excursions are adventures into the rich culture and natural beauty of Hawaiʻi. Surf in crystalline waters, ride horseback through lush valleys, learn to cook Hawaiian cuisine or kayak through protected offshore islets. Each excursion is entertaining, educational and fun, so your entire family can take home a greater appreciation and understanding of the Aloha State—along with unforgettable vacation memories. Or just relax at the Laniwai Spa in Disney’s hydrotherapy garden – it’s one-of-a-kind with various soothing water treatments.

Flight schedules to the mainland often have guests arriving early or leaving late – the Luana Lounge helps

guests enjoy Aulani as much as possible on these travel days. Guests will find two seating areas with comfy sofas, chairs and TVs. There’s even a work area with a computer for airline check-in. For guests who wish to use the pool area, the lounge has locker rooms with showers.

Whether you’re an adult, teen, tween, kid, infant or toddler—there’s so much to do at Aulani!

Rivers of Light’ Dessert Party coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

 

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Add a sweet ending to your day by enjoying a beautiful buffet of Disney’s Animal Kingdom-themed desserts, snacks, and drinks before enjoying VIP views of “Rivers of Light.” Guests start by checking in 60 minutes prior to the main show (8:15 p.m. for a 9:15 p.m. show) at the Rivers of Light Asia Viewing Area Terrace located across from Expedition Everest. Here they’ll enjoy house-made desserts, snacks, specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, iced tea, lemonade, and water. When the show is about to start, they’ll head down to the VIP Seating Area, where they’ll enjoy exceptional views of Rivers of Light.

This exciting new dining experience will take place on select nights starting on Monday, August 6, 2018.  The price is $79 for adults and $47 for children (tax inclusive) and must be paid for in full at the time of booking. Guests must be at least 21 years of age or older and able to present a valid form of ID to consume alcoholic beverages.

Magical Winter Holidays aboard Disney Cruise Line

Magical Winter Holidays with Disney Cruise Line

‘Tis the season… to come aboard! This winter, unwrap some holiday magic with Disney Cruise Line. Special holiday events include:

Mickey’s Tree-Lighting Magic, where Mickey and his pals lead carols and the lighting of the ship’s three-deck-tall Christmas tree.

Santa’s Winter Wonderland Ball, a magical welcome party for the guests of honor, Santa and Mrs. Claus, featuring Broadway-style entertainment and favorite Disney characters… including a pair of royal sisters whose appearance causes a flurry of “frozen” fun as a magical snowfall overtakes the atrium!

Deck the Deck Holiday Party, a tropical celebration up on deck where Disney friends lead hula hooping, limbo under oversized candy canes and high-energy family dances like the “Yuletide Slide” and a conga line around the pool.

Holiday activities for the whole family, like building gingerbread houses, meeting Santa Claus and singing along with Dickens-inspired carolers. Plus, special activities just for kids include decorating stockings and gingerbread men cookies, making holiday cards and creating holiday animation cells.

Sea-sun’s greetings ashore at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay, where the celebration continues with “snow flurries,” a decked-out Christmas tree, Disney character meet-and-greets and merry island music.

Contact us today to learn more about how you can enjoy this holiday season aboard a Disney Cruise!