For the uninitiated, the D23 Expo is a fan/media event which takes place bi-annually at Disneyland. Think of it as Comic-Con for Disney freaks. The event is a launching point for most of The Walt Disney Company’s initiatives, both in the parks and in their entertainment sectors, for the next two years. The D23 Expo in 2015 was full of incredible jaw dropping announcements such as the construction Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land, the switch of the Soarin’ ride film from only California scenery to iconic locations around the world and the detailed slate of Disney live and animated movies.
Several years ago rumors were floating around that Disney was bringing a new ‘mountain’ attraction to Magic Kingdom Park. The rumors stated this new mountain would be called Fire Mountain and would be a flying coaster where riders journey through a volcano. In recent days this rumor has resurfaced but this time it is being linked to a possible Moana theme giving it a little more traction. The reports say the mountain may sit in the location currently taken by the Swiss Family Treehouse near the entrance of Adventureland.
In a previous blog post we gave you seven ways to kill time when you are waiting for your Disney vacation to arrive. However, there are plenty of times while you are at Walt Disney World, especially Magic Kingdom Park, when you will find yourself with some extra time to kill. Maybe you have 30 minutes before an Advanced Dining Reservation or your next FastPass+ selection or maybe you are even waiting to line up for a parade or nighttime spectacular yet you don’t have time to wait in a 60-minute attraction queue.
Staying off property when vacationing at Walt Disney World can be a great financial decision but is it the best logistical decision? Here are the advantages, and disadvantages, of staying off-property.
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Every spring Disney fandom waits ever so impatiently for the announcement of the fall free dining promotion. This wildly popular offer has become a mainstay in the fall and while it has changed over the years it can still be a cost savings… if used correctly. This year’s plan did include some minor tweaks such as Moderate resort hotels now getting the quick-service dining plan as opposed to previous year’s when they receive the regular dining plan.
Every spring Epcot comes alive with pretty posies, over-the-top topiaries and fresh flavors. This year is no different. Beginning Friday, March 3, the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival kick off with lots of fun happenings. Here is a guest guide to all the fun: Continue reading “2017 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Guest Guide”
As we enter the waning days of winter (thank goodness), it’s the perfect time to start thinking about and preparing for summer. For my family, summer means our annual trip to Walt Disney World which in turn means trying to find ways to beat the heat.
Are you looking for a way to add some extra magic to your Walt Disney World vacation? Maybe you have some down time between FastPass+ selections or Advanced Dining Reservations? Why not involve the entire family in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the parks of Walt Disney World?
Friday, January 13 begins a new era for Epcot with the kick-off of a brand new festival. The Epcot International Festival of Arts will run for six weekends ending on February 20. Billed as the perfect combination of art, entertainment and food, there will be something for all to see, hear and taste.
Since this wild cast of characters came together in late 2012 to create the MouseQuest we have imparted lots of great information on planning practically perfect Disney vacations. So to help everyone starting their 2017 vacation planning here is a listing of the best Disney planning tools from the MouseQuest which we have posted over the last four years. So where do we start? At the beginning, of course: