News for 10.5.15

Hey howdy hey! Here’s your Disney news roundup for this week!

 

• The parks blog shared a bit of magic on how they’ve made Maximus come to life for the new Tangled show coming to the Disney Magic in November of this year.

 

•Speaking of the Disney Cruise Line, the sailings’ (both the Dream and Fantasy) iteneraries for this past weekend were altered to avoid hurricane Joaquin. Below is a video from one of the Fantasy’s passengers on board on October 1st. As of now, both ships and all passengers and crew were safe and sound though it is unclear if the Fantasy encountered some technical difficulties. The Fantasy’s debarkation time was pushed back.

 

•The Disney Conservation Fund awarded $3 million in grants.

 

•A whole new menu for the Magic Kingdom’s Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe premiered featuring Tex-Mex cuisine.

 

•The Lava Shack at Disney’s Aulani resort is now serving up some delicious Pineapple Soft serve!

 

•The parks blog featured a little video sharing how to use the new Shop Disney Parks app.

 

•Downtown Disney has transitioned and is now officially renamed Disney Springs.

 

•Oktoberfest is in full swing at Min and Bill’s Diner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios featuring seasonal items to celebrate the holiday.

 

•Reservations are now being offered for Thanksgiving day at Disneyland.

 

Morimoto, a pan-asian restaurant by famed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, had its grand opening at Disney Springs a week ago today.

 

•Disney updated their annual pass selections and pricing for both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. For more details contact Sarah, Amy, or myself.

 

Looks like that’s it for this week. Stay tuned to our fb and instagram social accounts to stay up to date with all the magic that Sarah and her family will be experiencing this week at Walt Disney World including the Food and Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! ~Meredith ºoº

Monday News for 8.10.15

Here is your roundup of news around the Disney universe for the week: Minnies-Holdiay-and-Dine-at-Disneys-Hollywood-Studios

  • Reservations may now be booked for a new holiday dining experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine Dinner.  There is no where else you can dine with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy in their Christmas attire! This dinner option is $52.99 per adult and $31.99 per child age 3 to 9 (plus tax and gratuity) and includes VIP seating for Fantasmic! You can make reservations now online or via 407 939-3463.
  • The Flying Fish Cafe at Disney’s BoardWalk resort will be closed February 2016 through November 2016 for a major refurb.
  • New merchandise has debuted at Aulani, and I for one think this necklace is beautiful!
  • The 8th Annual Tour de Turtles took place last weekend at Disney’s Vero Beach resort. Reseachers from Disney’s Animal Programs and the Sea Turtle Conservancy attached satellite transmitters to two loggerhead sea turtles, Tinker Bell and Marina and then sent them on their merry way in the deep blue ocean!
  • Applications are now being accepted for the Disney Dreamers Academy. High school students can apply to be part of this life changing program.
  • Duffy Bear meet and greet will be closing permanently effective October 3rd.
  • Disney to reinvent theme park shopping experience with new app.
  • Toys-R-Us Stores Will Open at Midnight to Debut First ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toys.

    Join us again tomorrow for some FastPass+ tips! ~Amy ºoº

Aulani – Disney in Paradise!

Today I want to introduce you to Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii, on the coast of O’ahu. Aulani opened in 2011, and underwent a major expansion in 2013. The Resort sits on 21 oceanfront acres, and is nestled between mountains and the ocean. Aulani features amazing beaches and lagoons, a championship golf course, shopping, dining, and tons of water sports like snorkeling and surfing.

Walt Disney Imagineers worked closely with locals when creating Aulani, in order to keep Hawaiian culture and history at the forefront of the resort design. The resort features over 300 hotel rooms, including 16 suites, Disney Vacation Club Villas, 2 restaurants, 3 lounges and quick service dining options, Laniwai – A Disney Spa, fitness center, Aunty’s Beach house (kids club), Painted Sky (a teen spa) pools, waterslides and tons more.

Because Disney Imagineers wanted to keep true to the Hawaiian culture, Aulani features contemporary Hawaiian art and design, Hawaiian activities like hula lessons and lei-making classes, surf lessons and hiking in the Hawaiian mountains, and Starlit Hui luau for guests.

Excursions for guests are offered to meet any interest! You can choose from anything from guided excusions with storytellers, to catamaran tours for whale watching, horseback riding, hiking, and guided tours of O’ahu that include Waimea Falls and Diamond Head Crater. There is something for everyone!

And because Disney can’t be Disney without a certain Mouse, Mickey and Minnie even put on their leis and Hawaiian print clothes to join guests around the resort!

I don’t know about you, but these pictures make me want to say adios to this cold and dreary weather, and say “Aloha” to my Prince Charming at this amazing Disney resort. This is one Disney resort that is definitely on my bucket list! What do you think about Aulani? ~A

Tomorrowland Travels With Amy

I’ve been bitten by the Disney bug for the last few years, and become somewhat obsessed with all things Disney. When Sarah, Meredith and I started this blog and I began to do research on various things, it always stuck in my mind that *one* day I would like to become a Disney travel agent so that I could put all my new found knowledge to work for me, since I love to help people plan for their Disney trips. Well, that day has come!

I’ve become a certified Disney vacation planner through mickeyvacations.com and successfully completed the College of Disney Knowledge which taught me everything Disney has to offer, which is a lot! I’m able to book vacation packages for Disneyland, Walt Disney World, the Disney cruise line, Adventures by Disney (amazing vacation packages, by the way), and Aulani, which is Disney’s Hawaiian resort.

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If you are considering an upcoming Disney vacation of any kind, email me at tomorrowlandtravels@yahoo.com, or visit me at my FB page, and I would be happy to put together a quote for you. When you book with me, there is no additional fee for my services. My commission comes from Disney. And I might get you a better price in the end! Disney often puts out promotions that can decrease the cost of, or increase the value of your vacation. I watch for these and to see if you might benefit from one. If you can, I will make the change and let you know how much money you have saved!

I will help you plan as much as or as little as you require. Some people might want help every step of the way, while others just need help with some things like Advanced Dining Reservations or questions about Fastpass+. Whatever your needs, I’ll help you with them!

So drop on over to Tomorrowland Travels with Amy Wade on FaceBook, and “like” my page to keep up to date with the latest travel promotions that Disney is offering, such as Star Wars Weekends coming up later this year. I will also be posting about travel sales, which are always great to hear about!

11016983_1044536935562883_6614005709420901305_nYou are just one click away from planning a Disney vacation of your dreams, and I’m happy to help in any way possible! ~A ºoº