Disney After Hours has added several dates to both the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom calendars.
After hours is a time for guests to enter the parks when most guests are heading out. The park is open late for just these specific ticket holders. Guests will have access to many of their favorite rides and will also receive unlimited ice cream novelties, popcorn, and fountain beverages. Here are the dates as posted directly from Disney:
Magic Kingdom Park
November 18, 2019
December 9, 2019
January 6, 2019
January 13, 2020
January 17, 2020
January 20, 2020
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
October 5, 9, 19, 26 and 30, 2019
November 5, 13 and 19, 2019
December 7, 14 and 18, 2019
January 9, 16, 22 and 30, 2020
February 6, 13, 19 and 27, 2020
March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2020
If you have a trip planned during this time, this is an excellent way to see a lot of a park in a short period of time. We experienced it in the spring and we did every ride the kids wanted to and also several meet and greets. At one point, it felt as if we were the only guests in the park. It was truly awesome.
If you do not have a Disney Vacation Package scheduled yet, contact me today! I would be happy to assist you in getting your trip planned and reserved. My services are free of charge and I can save you lots of time and money too! Contact me today!
On the Tenth Day of Christmas, Buzz Lightyear Gave to Me::
Traveling for the Holidays
2019 would be a great year to visit Animal Kingdom during
the holidays. This year they will debut
new decorations, shows, entertainment, and yuletide cheer. The magic will begin as soon as you cross into
Discovery Island and while the whole park is decorated, each land’s decorations
are tailored to its theme. Here are some of the wonderful holiday festivities
you can plan on experiencing:
Discovery Island decorated for a winter celebration
New Tree of Life Awakenings – themed to the spirit of the holidays
Festive musicians playing throughout Discovery Island
Catch some vintage Christmas Décor in Pandora – Humans remaining on Pandora bring décor from Earth to share with the natives
Various musicians and groups play music & dance throughout Harambe Village
Mickey & Friends Holiday Overlay for Character Meals at Tusker House
Celebrate Diwali in Asia – The Holiday Festival of Lights
Donald’s Dino-Bash Holiday Hoopla Dance Party with Characters. There will be interactive games for littles
If you are heading to Disney World during the Holidays, stop by Animal Kingdom. This new Holiday Event is sure to be amazing – I am most excited for the Discovery Island section and the New Tree of Life Awakenings. What are you most excited about?
Giving a Disney Destination as a Gift for the Holidays
Give the gift of Memories that Will Last a Lifetime plus make your Holiday Shopping super easy and give the gift of a Disney Destination. Looking for a fun way to do that? How about a scavenger hunt? One year, we left a note card on the kitchen table for when the littles woke up. It told them they had to hunt for and collect clues. Each clue they found would be a hint at the surprise. You can make a list of items in your home that will help them guess what the surprise is. Then decide how you will get them from one clue to the next.
For this trip, we were headed to Disney World and staying in Port Orleans Riverside plus we were going to experience Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The first card basically just told them we had a surprise for them, but they had to hunt for it.
“Find the next clue where little #2 keeps his reptile toys.”
In the reptile toy bin, the found the next clue attached to a rubber alligator hinting at where we were staying (the kids love the fold down bed with the image of Luis above it at Riverside) They grabbed the gator and read the card –
“The next clue is where our pups like to sun themselves.”
They ran to the front porch to discover a card on a pumpkin gourd. The next clue –
“Find the next clue where you get your favorite beverage.”
In the Fridge they found a toy plane. It was then they figured we were going on a trip. The next Clue –
“Find the next clue where mommy shows us where all our different family members live”
They ran to the playroom to find a card on the state of Florida on our State Map rug. The final clue read –
“Run to up to where Daddy gets dressed.”
When they opened the closet doors, they found a suitcase with a Stuffed Mickey & Minnie on top. They needed a bit of help with the “alligator hint” but they figured out the rest all on their own. It was a fun way to tell them about their trip and the excitement that built during the hunt made the trip itself even more exciting. I am happy to help you plan any aspects of your trip, including how to gift it to your loved ones!
Trivia – Did You Know?
There were two “Marley’s” in “The Muppet Christmas Carol” but in other renditions of this movie or play, there is just Jacob Marley. They added a Robert Marley in this version so they could be played by Statler & Waldorf.
If you would like assistance reserving a trip to a Disney Destination
for the 2019 Holidays or if you would like to beat ALL the Holiday
Shopping crowds and book a Disney Destination to gift to your loved ones
this year, contact me today!
I would be delighted to help you find a great way to wrap up your
gift to surprise your family! I look forward to hearing from you and
helping you plan your Holiday Magic soon!
I have spend the last week in Walt Disney World and while I was away, several important things were released. I wanted to catch up on a few important items before I start my trip report. I learned SO much and I am excited to share it all with you.
Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night comes to Animal Kingdom
This new dining adventure begins on July 24th, 2019. It will honor and showcase several beautiful animals and will celebrate “The Lion King”. This event is both fun and educational. While on this culinary journey, you will learn about the importance of certain African animals, the daily challenges they face, and what Disney is doing to protect them.
Start your journey at the Wildlife Express Train Station. Here, you will have hors d’oeuvres and beverages – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
After a short ride to Rafiki’s Planet Watch, you will be greeted by some great friends – Timon & Rafiki. The characters will meet, greet, and interact as well as provide some fun activities. More light snacks and beverages will be served here as well.
From there, guests get back on the train and head to Harambe Market which is where the main part of this event takes place. Once in Harambe, you will be able to enjoy many dishes, both savory and sweet. They will be paired with unique beverages.
Reservations are recommended! Contact me for more information or to add this to your vacation package.