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10 Fun Disney Facts You Probably Don’t Know!

10 fun disney facts

10 fun Disney Facts you probably don’t know

Did you know that Disney employs over 66,000 cast members spending 1.2 billion on payroll each year? The largest single-site employer in the United States, Walt Disney World has more than 3,700 job classifications.  Here are some other Disney fun facts that you may have not known:

  1. All Disney World employees are called cast members. Even Walt Disney was a cast member.
  2. Cast members will always point with two fingers or an open palm. Pointing with one finger is considered “rude” and isn’t allowed on Disney property.
  3. Cast members who play characters are taught how to sign autographs so that it matches the original.
  4. Cast members are not allowed to leave their “land” or area. The reason is to not affect the scene. A Frontierland costume would be out of place in Tomorrowland.
  5. Cast members love to talk to guests! Ask for their advice or just ask them about where they’re from. It’s usually on their nametag.
  6. A Cast Member is never supposed to say “I don’t know,” if he or she doesn’t know the answer, they are supposed to get on the phone and find out. They are also never supposed to react to silly questions.
  7. The background music continues, even after the last guest has departed.
  8. Cast members are encouraged to pin-trade with guests. Feel free to approach any cast member wearing a lanyard.
  9. Backstage photos are not allowed, both for cast members and guests on backstage tours.
  10. Seniority is a big deal with Disney. The longer you’ve worked for the company, the better your chance of advancement. Many high-level cast members, such as executives, once worked in the parks.

Did you know all of these? Do you know of any other fun Disney facts that we have missed? Please share!

 

Visiting Orlando With Pets? The Perfect Pet Daycare For Your Pet

Many people travel to Florida with their beloved fur babies but where do they go when you want to visit the parks?

Best Friends Pet Care is pet centre near Walt Disney World is a 27,000-square-foot pet care center offering boarding, daycare and grooming for dogs, cats and other family pets in a safe, healthy and fun environment. 

Choose from a range of accommodations and extensive menu of activities. While you explore the parks, your pet can enjoy playgroup, special treats and a movie!  After park-hopping, spend time with your pet playing in our private dog park or taking a walk around the grounds.

Best Friends Pet Resort welcomes all pets, regardless of where the family is staying. They do offer special discounts for Walt Disney World® Resort guests.  They are open 365 days a year and they follow Walt Disney World’s Extra Magic schedule for resort guests.

  • All Indoor Accommodations:These climate-controlled accommodations are up to 32 square feet, and provide a pet cot for your dog’s comfort. Dogs have unlimited access to their patio area, except during cleaning.

Accommodation sizes are 4’ x 7’ and 4’ x 8’. All rooms have 3 feet of clearance. The larger accommodations are comfortable for all medium sized breed dogs and some large sized breed dogs.

Our all-indoor accommodations include two potty walks with a staff member each day. Guests may visit to take their pet out into the dog park or the walking trail at any time during our normal operating hours.  $44 Standard/ $41 Resort Guest/ $37 Daycare

  • Indoor-Outdoor 2-Room Accommodations:These accommodations include a climate-controlled indoor bedroom with a pet cot, and an outdoor patio, which is protected from the elements. Dogs have unlimited access to their patios during the daytime for most of the year. During peak summer temperatures, however, to protect the dogs from the heat, the patio doors are opened four times during the day for access to the patio.

Bedrooms are 4’ x 4’ and 3’ x 4’. All bedrooms have a minimum of 3 feet of clearance. Patios are 3’ x 8’   and 4’ x 8’. Patios have more than 9 feet of clearance. The larger accommodations are comfortably sized for most dogs, except giant breeds.

All indoor-outdoor accommodations include one potty walk with our staff per day. Guests may visit to take their pet out into the dog park or the walking trail at any time during our normal operating hours.  $49 Standard/ $45 Resort Guest/ $40 Daycare

  • Vacation Villas:Our fourteen two-room villas provide an 8ft x 9ft (72 sq ft) tiled bedroom, with a raised platform bed and doggy-eye-level flat panel TV.  Each villa also has a private outdoor 4ft x 7ft (28 sq ft) relief patio.  The Vacation Villa boarding experience includes 1 Potty Walk, 1 Playgroup Session and Turn-Down Service each day all overseen by a personal pet concierge. $93 Standard/ $86 Resort Guest/ $93 Daycare
  • VIP Luxury Suites:For the ultimate in pampered pet boarding, we offer our four 226 sq ft super luxury suites.  These suites provide a 16ft x 9ft bedroom, with paw print floors and tile walls, glass doors, a raised platform bed and flat panel television, programmed for your pet’s entertainment.  Each suite also comes with a private covered outdoor play yard, where pets can enjoy private play time with their family, or with their personal “pet concierge”.  This all-inclusive boarding experience includes a wide range of daily complimentary activities: 2 Potty Walks, 2 Playgroup sessions and Bed Time Story each day, all overseen by a personal “pet concierge”.  Guests in our Super Luxury suites may also enjoy a complimentary “Go Home Fresh” bath after a 3-day minimum stay.  $109 Standard/ $101 Resort Guest/ $109 Daycare


  • a la carte for Doggies:
  • Play & Stay- $22  
  • (Four hours of play with other dogs)
  • Playgroup- $15    
  • (30 minutes of play with other dogs)
  • Playtime- $8    
  • (10 minutes of play with an associate)
  • Cuddletime- $8
  • Walk & Explore- $8
  • Bedtime Story- $6
  • Ice Cream Break- $4
  • Holiday Meal- $5
  • Premium Bed- $5
  • Kitty City is designed to be a sanctuary for our feline friends.  Housed in a separate wing of the building, it is protected from the sights, sounds and smells of dogs. We have accommodations for up to 24 kitty guests, who can relax in your choice of a two-room or four-room condos, and watch the world through their windows.  Each condo has a separate, private relief area; and all condos are individually vented to outdoors for the health of our guests.  Two Level Kitty Condo

$28 Standard/ $26 Resort Guest/ $26 Daycare / Four Level Kitty Condo $40 Standard/ $38 Resort Guest/ $35 Daycare

  • a la carte Kitties:
  • Playtime- $8
  • Cookies & Milk- $3
  • Tuna on a Ritz- $3
  • Activity Toy- $3
  • Deluxe Kitty Bed- $5

Pocket pets: facility provides a safe little haven for “pocket pets” such as hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and ferrets.  Pet parents must provide their own housing/cage and all supplies (food, bowls, litter, etc.) for their pocket pet. Small- $13 Standard/ $11 Resort Guest

Medium- $17 Standard/ $15 Resort Guest

Large- $22 Standard/ $20 Resort Guest

X Large- $25 Standard/ $23 Resort Guest

 Reservations are strongly recommended.  Visit their website for up to date rates, terms and conditions.

Top List Of Where Kids Can Eat Free In Orlando

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Your trip to Orlando will no doubt be one filled with magnificent experiences and memories. But it could also break the bank. We enjoy sharing our cost savings tips with you and here is one you won’t want to miss.  We’ve compiled a list of restaurants in the Orlando area that offer kids eat free.  If you plan your meals accordingly, this could save you tons!  (Locations and days may change without notice. We recommend calling the location in advance).

 

Sunday:

Steak & Shake: 1 free kids plate with every $9 you spend

Tony Roma’s:  Free kids meal with purchase of adult entrée

 

Monday:

Manny’s Chophouse:  Free kids meal 10 & under with purchase of adult entrée. 2 kids per adult

Chilli’s:    Free kids meal with purchase of adult entrée

 

Tuesday:

Miller’s Alehouse:  12 & under eat free with adult entrée purchase

Manny’s: Free kids meal 10 & under with purchase of adult entrée. 2 kids per adult

Denny’s: Kids 10 and under eat free 4-10pm

Gator’s Dockside:   5:30-8:30 Free kids meal 12 & under with purchase of adult entrée

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse: Free kids meal 12 & under with purchase of adult entrée

Uno Pizzeria & Grill: Free kids meal with purchase of adult entree

 

Saturday:

Steak & Shake: 1 free kids plate with every $9 you spend

 

The Kids eat free card

When you purchase a Kids Eat Free Card, you will be able to use it at multiple restaurants in the Orlando area.  Browse through their website to discover the restaurants and deals for you.

The card is $19.99 and could save you well over that in kids meals.  The list of participating restaurants is extensive but here are just a few:

CICI’S pizza, Dominos, Sizzler, Texas Road House, Uno Chicago Grill, A&W, Hokkaido Chinese & Japanese Buffet, McDonald’s and so much more.

It’s important to note that only select locations participate in this program and could change at any time.  Please call in advance to see if your restaurant participates.

 

The Kids Eat Free card is valid for 90 days from the date of first use and can be used an unlimited amount of times

Each card is valid for 1 child with a full paying adult

Qualifying child must be 11 years or younger

Why And How You Should Book Your Next Vacation Rental Direct

6 reasons to book direct

February 6 is National #bookdirect day.  How did this come about? Within the last few years, big listing sites such as Homeaway started to charge travellers booking fees on top of the owners fees to list on their sites. They also made it so that contact information between guests were blocked so there was no communication outside of their booking platforms.  Many vacation rental owners took a stand and started to build their own websites and social media pages in order to take direct bookings and save on extortionate fees.

Travel sites like AirBnB, HomeAway/VRBO, and TripAdvisor/Flipkey have added booking fees to either the traveler, the owner and sometimes both when you reserve a vacation property through one of their sites.  These fees do NOT go to the owners, but rather to corporate giants such as Expedia.  Book with confidence? Payment protection? The sites claim to offer protection but in reality, they will ask the traveler to initiate a charge back if the rental is inhabitable or does not exist. You get that with your credit card anyway so what are you really paying for?  They claim to find you another place but it’s not always possible in peak season when majority of properties are booked or, you may end up in a sub-par property or in one miles away.  If you could book directly with the owner, you could save these large fees and use them instead toward activities, souvenirs or meals.

The large sites have eliminated owner contact info, and they withhold your contact info from the owners making it challenging to book direct.  They also monitor emails so if you try to enter your contact info in your message, it will be blocked out so the owner will not see it.  Not only that, the sorting algorithms are designed to push travelers to book properties that will help THEIR bottom line, not yours. This is all done to ensure that they get their greedy fees.

Why should you book direct?

  • Save the booking fees you are charged. In some cases, this could be in the hundreds!
  • Direct contact with the owner or property manager will expedite any questions or issues that may arise.
  • The lowest price will not be on listing sites.  Owners may increase their rates on these sites to account for the fees they are charged.
  • Many rental property owners have removed their homes from these sites. You may miss out on a great property.
  • Owners have intimate knowledge about the destination and the property itself. Ask your questions like best restaurant or beach.
  • Take comfort in knowing that the house you booked is the one you will be staying in.  Many big listing sites allocate your property on arrival.

So how do you book direct and save yourself hundreds of dollars?

  • First, look at the sort. On HomeAway/VRBO, do not use the default sort.  Instead, sort by number of reviews.  And in the filters, select Owner Operated if you truly want to book with an owner rather than a realty company.  On TripAdvisor, likewise sort by reviews.
  • Use Google search. On the listing itself, look for clues.  Many owners will highlight the name of their company or their business, for example “Sunshine Villa Florida- Your house near the Mouse” or “Another Day in Paradise Chincoteague.”  This can lead you to their Google listing, their own website, or the property’s Facebook page.  Also, if you Google the owner’s name, their contact information is often readily available on the web.
  • What if the owner hasn’t dropped any of these subtle hints? Try StaySavr.com, which has contact info for 70% of the VRBO listings that were in effect in 2016 or earlier.
  • Check if the owner has a social media page like Instagram or Facebook and contact them through there
  • Support the smaller no fee booking sites like: Houfy.com, Homeescape.com, or Floridarentalowners.com

How to rent safely:

  • Check the owner’s online reviews. Also, try to determine ownership.  Many counties have tax records available online.
  • Google search the owner’s name, the property name, and any other information you may have gathered about the owner. This will help you to rent safely.
  • Ask for a rental agreement. Many owners will also allow you to pay by credit card or PayPal.  Ask to do that if paying by check makes you uncomfortable.

#BOOKDIRECT

Why This Should Be Your First Stop When Visiting Orlando

There is so much to do and see when visiting Orlando, it can get overwhelming. If you follow our blogs, you’ll know we are all about saving you time and money on your holiday.

That is why the Orlando Official Visitor Center should be your first stop when visiting Orlando.  From expert advice to discounted attraction tickets the multi lingual staff can help save you time and money.  The visitor center is open year round to help visitors find information about things to do in Orlando as well as provide currency exchange services, planning assistance, free maps, visitor guides and destination information.

You can purchase tickets to Walt Disney World, Universal, Seaworld, Legoland and many Orlando area experiences such as airboat rides dinner shows and much more.

The Visit Orlando Facebook page is currently offering an additional 10% OFF some of their already reduced attraction tickets by mentioning this offer.  Terms and conditions do apply.  For more information and to purchase your discounted tickets visit:

Orlando Official Visitor Center:
Address: 8102 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819  Discount ticket sales: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily
Phone: 407-363-5872

 

Disney Walls. The Newest Trend And Where To Find Them

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“Disney Walls” have become an unofficial fan favourite photo location for many guests visiting the parks.  These “Disney walls” have become the latest trend with those who seek an insta worthy pic against these vibrant backdrops. Some walls even have their own guest created hashtags.  We are going to outline where you can find these photo op’s but fair warning-  some more adventurous guests like to try and find them all on their own as sort of a photo scavenger hunt.  If you’re one of these, then you might find this blog post useful.

Magic Kingdom #Purplewall: The #Disneywall trend started with a purple wall located to the right of Tomorrowland entrance at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Walk down the ramp from Tomorrowland Terrace toward the entrance to Tomorrowland. Right when you hit the turn in the land, you will see the #purplewall on the right.

#purplewall

Epcot’s #Bubblegumwall: You can find this wall by simply turning right or left just outside the exit of Spaceship Earth. Reminiscent of a bright wad of bubblegum, the #Bubblegumwall glows with shades of pink, blue & fuchsia offering a great spot to snap a pic.

bubblegumwall

Epcot’s #Blueberrywall: When you leave the #Bubblegumwall, take two more steps to find the bright #Blueberrywall. This wall offers vibrant blue hues in a sweeping motion.

blueberrywall

Epcot’s #Toothpastewall: Head to the The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavillion. You’ll find the wall while exiting the pavilion.

toothpastewall

Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s #Mosswall: Head into Pandora – The World of Avatar and walk towards Satu’li Canteen.  Just opposite the restaurants front door is the newest Disney wall.

mosswall

Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s “You are most beautiful” wall: While this wall doesn’t have a hastag yet, its still a popular spot for guests visiting Harambe’s Marketplace. Look for it on the park side of a cast members only doorway.

youaremostbeautifulwall

There is another wall located by Harambe Marketplace that offers quotes, and a great painting of Mickey Mouse.

harambewall

Any of these walls make great Instagram worthy shots. Look for them on your next visit to Walt Disney World.

*Lovely photos courtesy of Disney, the talented Disney Photo Snapper & Steven Diaz:   http://www.stevendiazphoto.com/

Even More Magic Planned For Disney In 2019

new disney attractions for 2019

Is it possible for the most magical place on Earth to become even more magical? Yes!

If you’re thinking about visiting Disney, and just haven’t decided when yet then this year may be the time to do so.  Disney has already released the 2019 dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and I’m sure we can expect more release dates for upcoming events within the next few months.  There will be even more magic at Walt Disney World this year as Disney unveils several great new attractions for 2019 and we’ve got the scoop right here for you.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

A new Star Wars themed area is set to open at Hollywood Studios later this fall.  Disney recently released artist renderings of what Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will look like and it looks out of this world.

star wars galaxy's edge

A New Disney Studios Nighttime Show

A new show is set to take the stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Wonderful World of Animation, the new nighttime experience will debut in May 2019 using Laser projection technology taking viewers through more than 90 years of animation.

Mickey & Minnie Runaway Railway

Mickey & Minnie will celebrate a whopping 90 years in 2019. This beloved cartoon is transformed into a real-world experience in what is the park’s first ride-through attraction for Mickey. It will be a new, original story and theme song, drawing inspiration from the world of Disney’s Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts.

Pixar Attractions

Early 2019 guests will see a transformed Pixar Place to include a new area for the Incredibles where visitors will encounter Edna Mode, Mike & Sulley from Monsters Inc. In the spring 2019, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will open where guests can meet Lightning himself along with his friend Cruz Ramirez.

Lion King Dance Party

The Lion King movie will celebrate 25 years in 2019 and with that guests can enjoy a special party at Discovery Land and party with Timon & Rafiki every day from January 18-September 30, 2019.

A New Disney Epcot Nighttime Show

Illuminations nighttime show will be ending 2019 and replaced with a new show that will celebrate Disney Music around the world.  If you’re visiting in the latter part of 2019 you will get a taste of the two experiences in a show titled “Epcot Forever” which includes familiar music with new fireworks and special effects kites.

Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration

Starting January 18th, Disney is honouring the pair with new entertainment, merchandise and food. Throughout the year there will be an array of specialty food, beverage and novelty offerings inspired by the famous couple. The Mickey sipper cup is absolutely adorable!   The celebration runs through September at Magic Kingdom.

mickey & minne surprise celebration minnie's kitchen sink

New Disney Skyliner

Disney guests will now be able to travel overhead in the fall of 2019 thanks to a gondola system called the Disney Skyliner.  It will connect Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels. It is rumoured that this new mode of transportation will not have air conditioning.  If you’re travelling in the summer months, be sure to check out our blog 4 ways to beat the Orlando heat.

disney skyliner

First timer to Disney? Don’t miss our quick guide to Walt Disney World here along with our 5 tips to planning your vacation here.

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2019

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Florida’s biggest party – Universal Orlando Mardi Gras – kicks off February 9thOnce again Universal Orlando brings New Orleans to Central Florida until April 4, 2019.

Enjoy nightly parades with outrageous performers, colorful costumes and countless beads flying through the air. Catch some of the biggest names in music live in concert on select nights.

The star-studded concert line-up includes:

  • Saturday Feb 9 –       BUSH
  • February 16-              GAVIN DEGRAW
  • Feburary 17-              DAN + SHAY
  • Feburary 23-              MACKELMORE
  • March 9-                    BECKY G
  • March 10-                  SEAN PAUL
  • March 16-                  STEVE MILLER BAND
  • March 17-                  ZIGGY MARLEY
  • March 23 –                NF
  • March 24-                  PITBULL

If you plan on viewing any of these performances, keep in mind that there are no seats.  You will be standing therefore you should plan to arrive at least 2-6 hours before the concert starts- the more popular the act, the earlier you should arrive.  Checking out crowd calendars beforehand may help with your planning.

The nightly parade will entail 12 floats and the theme will be “Party Animals.”  The floats and performers will be dressed as their favorite spirit animals from all over the world like the Artic, jungle, ocean and more. It’s an elaborate affair giving guests the opportunity to dance along with street performers and collect beads by handfuls as you watch the fun, colorful floats pass by.

Parade times:

5:15PM:

February 21 & March 4th:

6:15PM

Feb. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
Mar. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8

7:15PM:

March 3

7:30PM:

Mar. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Apr. 1, 2, 3, 4

7:45PM:

Feb. 9, 16, 17, 23
Mar. 2, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31

Enjoy authentic mouth-watering Cajun food available for purchase. Enjoy a variety of New Orleans dishes at the French Quarter Courtyard like beignets, frog legs, crab etoufee and crawfish.

universal orlando mardi gras kingcake

Additionally, you can enjoy authentic New Orleans bands each nigh.  Enjoy the beats of the Big Easy! Catch these authentic New Orleans bands performing daily in the French Quarter.

  • February 9-17:                 Dirty Bourban River Show
  • February 18-27:               Naughty Professor Brass Band
  • February 28-March 18:    Free Agents Brass Band featuring Honey Bannister
  • March 19-April 4:             New Breed Brass Band

You can enjoy all set of activities FREE with as long as you have an admission ticket on the Mardi Gras event date.

Want a chance a riding on one of the floats and tossing beads into the crowd? Here’s how!

Annual Passholders:

There is a sign-up form that annual passholders can access, which formally requests a spot on one of the floats. There are a few things that you should be aware of first:

  • Space is limited, and signing up does not guarantee a spot
  • Must be 18 years of age (or accompanied by an adult)
  • Must be at least 48 inches tall
  • No bags or strollers
  • Floats can accommodate guests in push wheelchairs with advance notice

On-site Hotel Guests:

Universal has allowed a limited number of Universal Orlando on-site hotel guests to also participate in the Mardi Gras parade. The same restrictions as above apply here.

The link to register is advertised as UniversalOrlando.com/MardiGrasFloat; however, this link does not seem to work. Some guests have had success visiting the ticket counter at their on-site hotel or stopping by Guest Services at Universal Studios Florida, so that’s what we recommend you do.

 Standby

Each night, two hours prior to the parade time, there is a standby line that forms outside of A Day in the Park with Barney in Woody Woodpeckers Kid Zone. Should there be spots on the floats due to the previously-outlined guests not showing up, a limited number of those in the line may be allowed to ride a float. We hear this is most likely to happen on a weekday.

Got kids? The Little Jester’s Parade Viewing Area located in front of the Brown Derby Hat Shop offers an unobstructed view for petite partygoers.  Access is available beginning one hour before the parade starts.

5 Tips For Planning Your Orlando Vacation

5 important tips to plan your orlando vacation

Plan

It’s impossible to fit everything in one visit. There just isn’t enough hours in a day to squeeze in all the fun to be had in Orlando. Draft an itinerary outlining what and when you and your party would like to accomplish during your visit and try to stick to the plan. If you Google “theme park itineraries” you will find plenty of sites dedicated to help you plan your trip.  There are also websites dedicated to predicting theme parks busiest times and crowds. It may be a good idea to check these sites before booking your park days.

Flights and Transportation

In my experience, booking flights well in advance yields the best price.  I used to wait close to the travel date but found that doing so ended up being more expensive.   Most airlines offer domestic and international travel to Orlando so it’s important to shop around and find the best deal. Hopper is a handy app that will show you fares from several airlines and you can even set an alert for price drops.

There are plenty of transportation and ride share services available in Orlando, but if you are like me and don’t like waiting to get somewhere, then I highly recommend renting a vehicle.  Again, booking your car rental in advance is likely to get you the best price.  Sign up for reward programs like Alamo Insiders who periodically will send special offers to your inbox.  If you have a Costco membership you can get a discount on a rental car through Costco Travel.

Theme park and attractions

Booking theme park tickets in advance is usually cheaper than buying them at the gate and also eliminates wasting precious ride time waiting in ticket lines.  Check for discounted pricing on sites like Mousesavers or Undercover Tourist.

Dining Reservations

While there are an abundance of restaurants in Orlando, there are 100 times as many travellers.  And there is nothing worse than being “hangry”. It’s a good idea to reserve dining in advance.  This tip is especially important if you are travelling with a larger party.  Booking in advance is vital if you want to experience character dining or special restaurant experiences like T-Rex, Cinderella’s Royal Table or Be Our Guest.  Disney has made it very easy to book dining reservations at their restaurants through the My Disney Experience App.

Down time

There is so much to do and see in Orlando. Your days will be jam packed with fun and excitement. One important tip I have is to also schedule in some downtime, particularly if you are travelling with children.  Plan a pool day, or movie night to help refresh and rejuvenate.

Whether you’re a planner or not, visiting Orlando will be an experience the entire family will enjoy!

For some extra tips be sure to read our blogs like our list of 8 must have dollar store items to bring with you to the parks here or 5 places to recharge at Walt Disney World here.

2019 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates Released

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Start thinking about your Halloween costume because Disney has already released the schedule for the annual Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom.  Like last year, the Halloween party will start in August.

Get your favourite costume ready and make your plans to live it up—collecting candies, sweets and delightful treats—all while Magic Kingdom park thrills and chills you with special fireworks, eerie entertainment and Disney Characters that go bump in the night.  Children of all ages can enjoy the fun.

The park is adorned with spooktacular Halloween décor, special entertainment and fireworks.  Get in the spirit with spellbinding performances, phenomenal fireworks, wickedly wild processions and more. Each night, when darkness falls, the park comes to life with weird and wondrous one-of-a-kind experiences as frightful as they are delightful.

Is it fun for adults? Yes!  We wrote this article on why the party isn’t just for kids.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2019 Dates:

August – 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30

September – 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27 and 29

October – 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31

November 1

Got an allergy? No problem.  Disney had made sure guests with a nut allergy can still enjoy some safe candy options.

The party is a special ticket event and offers entry into the park at 4:00pm, but the festivities commence at 7:00.  Guests who purchase a regular park ticket will also need to purchase the party ticket in order to stay in the park past 6:00. Otherwise, guests with no ticket will be escorted out.

Ticket prices vary by day and if purchased in advance, range anywhere from $79 to $135 each.  You can purchase tickets through the Disney website or the My Disney Experience App.

Disney has not released the entertainment schedule yet but we will keep you updated.

Photo courtesy of Disney Photo Snapper