It’s the most wonderful time of the year. During The Christmas holiday season, the Magic Kingdom transforms into a sparkling winter wonderland, and it’s never more magical than during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. In 2019, Santa flies in for MVMCP earlier than ever with… Read More »Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom tickets go on sale
Disney After Hours offers 50% discount for Annual Passholders reducing it to just $75 plus tax for one evening of fun. After already offering the same discount for Disney Vacation Club members, the new event that gives you 3 hours of nearly unlimited rides on… Read More »Disney After Hours offers 50%-off tickets to Annual Passholders
Last year Walt Disney World has the great idea to hold a Villains themed party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The event on Friday the 13th, was a disaster. As it was included as part of regular guest admission, every passholder and their sister with in… Read More »Villains Unleashed Special Event Announced for August 23 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
As the Disney representative mentioned in our video interview, many of the Star Wars weekends premier theatre experiences are now available on the Fastpass+ system. It also looks like Darth’s Mall might have a Fastpass+ line too (it was visible, but not available for reservations when I last checked). What she didn’t mention was that they’ll all tier 1 offerings.
This means you’re limited to one Star Wars Weekend show Fastpass+ entitlement a day. I totally understand why they did this. There is very limited seating inside the Premier theater and only a portion of those will be Fastpass+ seating. So one show a day without the wait seems reasonable. It’s tough to pick just one, but I understand.
If there are two shows you really want to see, and are only here for one weekend, you’ll have to use your Fastpass+ allotment both days at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
However, there are some complications for locals and off-site guests that result from including Star Wars Weekend Fastpass+ in with the regular system, that I don’t think Disney has quite worked out yet.
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Rumors of a fifth gate at Walt Disney World occasionally bubble to the surface and more often than not it takes the form of a Disney Villains themed thrill park (or maybe Heroes vs Villains depending on who you ask). I think that might be… Read More »Disney Villains To Appear at Disneyland and Hollywood Studios this Friday the 13th
Mickey’s Halloween Party invites guests, yes, that means adults and children, to dress up in costume and trick-or-treat for candy (and healthy treats) throughout Disneyland. It is a special ticketed event, meaning that Disneyland closes early to those visiting with a regular admission ticket. Guests that purchase a special event ticket can arrive before the party to “mix in” with regular Disneyland guests for three hours prior to the start of Mickey’s private bash. Basically, that means it is a much better deal to buy the ticket to Mickey’s Halloween Party and get there for the early hours — you get some quality park time and the fun festivities of the special event. It’s a win-win.
That isn’t to say those regular guests can’t partake in some seasonal adventure. Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort, to be frighteningly frank, is a lot of spooky fun. Well, it’s not that spooky, your kids will be fine, but it sure is festive, and the fun part is spot on. You don’t have to attend Mickey’s Halloween Party to enjoy the following:Read More »Win Two Tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland!
Thursday night my family and I joined nearly 300 other guests at the Magic Kingdom for a special Halloween Trick-or-Tweetup event. The Disney Parks Blog organized this fun, engaging, and magical event for the few lucky guests whose fast fingers got them and RSVP before the event filled up.
Guests were encouraged to dress up and tweet from the event, which many did. Three special guests from Walt Disney Imagineering answered questions from the attendees and Disney Blog team go into the spirit coming in costumes. They also provided free soft drinks and desserts. Finally, they handed out gifts to some of the best costumed guests and everyone got a parting gift (two actually).
Really, I would have been happy with something to drink and the Imagineers. But this event was over the top. One of the best free things I’ve ever experienced as a guest. It’s too bad they can’t do this more often. Disney gets all sorts of great publicity (like this) and the locals get to feel like they’re appreciated.
My biggest critique was that there was so much to do, I couldn’t get it done in the time allotted. Which, if you think about it, isn’t really that bad.
More photos and another video below the jump:
Earlier this morning, the Disney Parks Blog announced Walt Disney World’s first meet-up. On May 20th, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will hold a meet-up to celebrate the debut of the new Star Tours attraction. The event begins at 12:01am and lasts two hours. Unfortunately, sign-ups filled… Read More »Star Tours Meet-up Sells out fast, should Disney do more?