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.

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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!

Cake decorating experience now offered at Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs.


Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs is know for all the gorgeous dome cakes on display. Have you ever wondered, “How do they DO that?…” well, now you have the chance to find out for yourself! The Amorette’s Cake Decorating Experience is now available for booking on Friday mornings from March 31 through May 5, 2017.

Guests will learn the culinary technique used to decorate Amorette’s signature Mickey Dome Cake. This 90-minute class starts in Amorette’s Show Kitchen at 9:00 am (before the bakery opens to the public). The instructor for the class will share stories, tips, and describe the process of decorating an Amorette’s Dome Cake from initial design to the finished product. Specifically, participants will learn how to pour the glacage and coat the ears, tail, belt, and buttons on Mickey with edible paint.
The price for Amorette’s Cake Decorating Experience is $129 plus tax, which covers up to two guests decorating one cake (participants are required to be at least 10 years old to join). Guests wishing to make reservations for more than two people will need to make more than one reservation. Participants staying at a Disney Resort will be provided transportation to Disney Springs starting at 8:00 AM.

Reservations are now available via the Walt Disney World website.

Disneyland Resort Egg-stravaganza returns in April

dlresg8967931This fun, egg-themed scavenger hunt will take place from April 1-16, 2017, at Disneyland park, Disney California Adventure park, and Downtown Disney District.

To participate, pick up a map and stickers for $5.99 (plus tax) at select merchandise locations throughout Disneyland Resort. Search for special hidden “eggs” themed to Disney and Pixar characters. Record your discoveries by placing the corresponding sticker on the themed Egg-stravaganza map to represent that location.

Whether you choose to hunt for eggs or not, return your map to a redemption location for a surprise. Redemption locations include the following merchandise shops: Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park; Disney Showcase in Disneyland park; World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District.

For guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, don’t forget the Egg-stravaganza is currently taking place at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival through May 29, 2017.

Purchasing limits will apply, while supplies last. Please note discounts will apply this year. Separate admission is required to enter Disney theme parks. The experience is subject to restrictions and may change without notice.

 “Beauty and the Beast” Experiences at Walt Disney World Resort

The anticipation grows for the release of the live-action film, “Beauty and the Beast” this Friday, March 17! If you will be visiting Walt Disney World Resort there are plenty of ways to experience the “tale as old as time” every day.

Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage! show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a must. During this 25-minute Broadway-style show, Belle, Gaston, Beast, Mrs. Potts and all of your other favorites perform songs and scenes from the classic film multiple times each day.

Enjoy a delicious menu of French and American cuisine at Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park. This restaurant is open for quick-service breakfast and lunch and table-service dinner, you can dine inside of some of the iconic scenes from Beast’s Castle, including the Grand Ballroom, the Castle Gallery or the West Wing. Also, Beast meets with you in his study after your meal.

For your little princesses, they can receive the royal Belle treatment at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, located at both Disney Springs and inside Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park. Little ones ages 3-12 have the chance to be transformed with a Belle dress, special hairstyle, nail designs and more.

Enchanted Tales with Belle will allow you to reenactment this favorite fairytale at Magic Kingdom Park. You will get to share special moments with Belle inside Beast’s library as you have a role in helping to tell this classic story.

Visit Gaston’s Tavern at Magic Kingdom Park for a bite to eat. Decorated with hunting trophies and tons of keepsakes dedicated to Gaston, you can grab a variety of pastries and snacks, including LeFou’s Brew, a delicious frozen apple juice beverage infused with a hint of toasted marshmallow.

Personalized Storybook for your little Princess

dsbtu578568461.jpgThe Personalized Storybook is the newest product and features your young princess in a favorite Disney story, told over 24 pages!*

Through a customized photo session at the Disney PhotoPass Studio in Disney Springs (and a little post-production pixie dust!) your child will be the star of the story. Your little one can go to the ball like Cinderella, explore the world under the sea like Ariel, learn to let go in the mountains of Arendelle like Elsa, or choose from other magical adventures.

Visit the Disney PhotoPass Studio in Disney Springs today to learn more and to purchase your child’s Personalized Storybook!

*The Personalized Storybook photo session is only for guests age 14 and younger. This product is only available at the Disney PhotoPass Studio at Disney Springs, and a specialized, same-day photo session is required. Photos taken during the Personalized Storybook photo session can only be purchased as a complete storybook and cannot be reproduced individually. Personalized Story photos will also not be associated to your PhotoPass account and are not included in any Memory Maker products.

Adventures by Disney 2017

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Resolve to see more of the world with your loved ones in 2017.Adventures by Disney can help by offering pre-planned trips to more than 30 destinations across six continents!

Montana: Glamping under the stars at night then exploring Yellowstone National Park by day? On the Montana vacation you also stay at a Dude Ranch, zipline through Big Sky country, go whitewater rafting and more.

Arizona & Utah: A Grand Canyon tour with Adventures by Disney is definitely the way to go. You’ll also visit Arches National Park, explore the mesas of Monument Valley and more. It’s sure to be unforgettable.

If you’re looking for something more far-flung, resolving to travel to Europe is always a winner. From exploring the fjords of Norway to kayaking in the Greek isles to dancing the flamenco in Spain and beyond, there is so much beauty to behold on this continent. But if it’s your first trip abroad, or you’re looking to knock some “must sees” off your travel wish list, here are some suggestions:

Italy tour through canals on Adventures by Disney vacation: Adventures by Disney offers three different land trips that explore this culinary wonderland, but the classic destinations of Rome, Tuscany and Venice are always a great choice. Want to explore the famed Sistine Chapel after hours on a private tour? You got it. Attend an authentic pasta-making class at a Tuscan farm, sail through Venice on a gondola and more.

England and France: Scones and tea. Windsor Castle. The Eiffel Tower. Notre Dame Cathedral. What’s not to love about a trip to these iconic locales? Plus, on an Adventures by Disney England and France vacation you’ll tour the famous Louvre Museum; and while you’re admiring the Mona Lisa, the Junior Adventurers will take part in an interactive scavenger hunt. This is truly a trip that offers the best of two worlds.

Of course you can set your sights even higher and resolve to climb the Great Wall of China, snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, marvel at Machu Picchu or set off on an African safari. And Adventures by Disney can help you reach those goals as well!

Happily Ever After’ Nighttime Spectacular Will Debut at Magic Kingdom Park

“Happily Ever After,” a new nighttime spectacular that will combine the magic of Disney storytelling, beloved Disney characters, fireworks and so much more, will debut at Magic Kingdom Park on May 12.

13494810_1181000485284485_5163098954020178574_nThe show will feature the latest fireworks and pyrotechnics and original animation, plus a heart-tugging original score. And thanks to the inclusion of state-of-the-art projection mapping technology, more Disney characters than ever before will be featured in the show, including moments from “Moana,” “Brave,” “Big Hero 6,” “Zootopia,” “The Princess & The Frog,” “Aladdin” and many others.

The Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace will continue to offer up a scrumptious way to view the nighttime fun as “Happily Ever After” makes its debut.

The New Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour at Magic Kingdom Park

0820zx0405kpCheck out this brand new tour designed to provide you with maximum fun while enjoying the quintessential Magic Kingdom Park experiences and attractions–the Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour!

The four-hour tour is led by Disney VIP Tour Guides, who make navigating the park a breeze by providing you with the highest level of Disney’s world-renowned guest service while you enjoy many of the most beloved Magic Kingdom Park attractions carefree.

During the Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour, you’ll be able to experience up to 10 of the most beloved Magic Kingdom Park attractions, including everything from Adventureland must-dos Pirates of the Caribbean and the Jungle Cruise to Fantasyland favorites such as Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, “it’s a small world,” Peter Pan’s Flight, and more attractions throughout the park. And as part of your tour, you will also get to meet Mickey Mouse!

This tour is especially great for kids of all ages since all of the attractions you will visit do not have any height restrictions. If you’re looking for the perfect introduction to the most Magical Place on Earth, or want to experience the classic Magic Kingdom attractions, this is the tour for you.

The Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour ($199 plus tax)* is offered Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and is subject to availability. Call 407-560-4033 to book your tour!