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Fourteen Best Roller Coasters at Disney Parks Around the World

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Not everyone thinks of thrill rides and roller coasters when they think of Disney World or any of the Disney Parks, but when it comes to immersive, high-energy thrill rides – Disney Parks do it better than anyone. Millions of our guests “get their coaster on” at Disney Parks around the world every day. Although it’s hard to narrow down our favorites, here are the fourteen best roller coasters at Disney Parks all over the world!

  1. Space Mountain – A classic. From Disneyland Resort in Anaheim to Hong Kong Disneyland and everywhere in between, this indoor coaster has dipped and tripped guests on a one-of-a-kind outer space adventure. At Disneyland Paris, you can find the Star Wars version of the attraction, Hyperspace Mountain; and a ghoulish version shows up at the Disneyland Resort during Halloween called Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.
  1. TRON Lightcycle Power Run – An ode to the hit Disney films, “TRON” and “TRON: Legacy,” guests of Shanghai Disney Resort hop on the iconic lightcyles and Experience high-speed thrills and chills as the Grid comes alive in a heart-pounding race for survival. And we just announced its inclusion in Magic Kingdom Park here at Walt Disney World – VERY exciting!
  1. Barnstormer, Featuring the Great Goofini – Much more my speed. Located in Storybook Circus at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort, The Great Goofini is known for his aerial expertise and high-flying stunts. Perfect for smaller visitors, Barnstormer has guests rolling through some of his most iconic swoops and swirls – at a graceful pace.
  1. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – a HUGE hit at Magic Kingdom Park and now the toast of Shanghai Disney Resort. Guests “rock” and “roll” through scenes from Dwarfs’ mine – showcasing characters and songs from the iconic film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” You haven’t lived until you’ve heard “Heigh Ho” sung in Mandarin!
  1. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – Amid rugged bedrock and desert cactus, venture inside a nearly 200-foot mountain to the Big Thunder Mining Company, established in the early days of America’s Gold Rush. Traipse down into an abandoned mine shaft and discover a mysterious 5-car locomotive waiting to take you on a journey inside an abandoned shaft. Guests around the world love this attraction with versions at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland.

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  1. Expedition Everest – A trek through the Himalayas and “The Forbidden Mountain,” no coaster tour of Walt Disney World Resort would be complete without a ride on Expedition Everest. Walt Disney Imagineers spent years researching legends and myths of Southeast Asia to be able to accurately immerse guests into this world. The views from the climb to the top are some of the most exquisite on Walt Disney World Resort property. It makes you anticipate and appreciate the inevitable thrills and chills as you fall even more.
  1. California Screamin’ – One of the icons of Disney California Adventure park, this ode to the classic wooden roller coaster can be seen for miles around. With Mickey Mouse’s cute face watching, guests almost forget going through the 120-foot plunge to 360-degree loop. Almost.

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  1. Indiana Jones et le Temple du Peril – Guests of Disneyland Paris can re-create their favorite mine car scene “Temple of Doom”-style as they twist and turn through dark, cursed ruins.
  1. Crush’s Coaster – Guests of Walt Disney Studios Paris join Crush and friends in Toon Studio®, where they board turtle shells and prepare for a ride through memorable moments from the the Disney•Pixar film, “Finding Nemo.” This is a REALLY cool ride for younger and young-at-heart guests alike.
  1. Raging Spirits – A hallmark attraction of Tokyo DisneySea, this is a high-speed rollercoaster attraction racing through the excavated ruins of an ancient ceremonial site. This thrilling ride will turn your world upside down – literally.
  1. Matterhorn Bobsleds – Another Disneyland classic – taking guests twisting and turning through the Swiss Alps. As guests swoop in and out of shadowy caves and along jagged rocky ledges; throttle through icy chutes and around frozen precipices, the “real” danger is not in the landscape. I won’t spoil it for newbies who haven’t ridden yet. Opening in 1959, the Matterhorn Bobsleds was the very first tubular steel roller coaster in the world.
  1. Water Coasters – Those looking for a wetter coaster experience look no further than Disney Parks. Crush ‘n’ Gusher at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park pushes and splashes guests through 400-foot-long tubes with uphill climbs and a plunge into Hideaway Bay at the end. And we can’t forget the water coasters aboard our Disney Cruise Line ships – the AquaDuck aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy and the AquaDunk aboard the Disney Magic give Disney Cruise Line guests a ride they will never forget.
  1. Gadget’s Go Coaster – Another attraction for the entire family, this engaging “coaster” is based on the work of the character Gadget Hackwrench from the Disney animated series Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers. Guests of both Disneyland Resort in California and Tokyo Disney Resort can enjoy its family-friendly twists, turns, humps and bumps.
  1. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Starring Aerosmith – A game changer in indoor rollercoasters, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster features one of the fastest rides at Disney Parks paired with a one-of-a-kind soundtrack. Guests of both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Paris know to “hang on” when the 0-to-60-MPH launch starts.

Which of these do you think are the best roller coasters at Disney Parks? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Where to Find the Best Pizza at Disney World

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Most families love pizza and can usually agree on some cheesy goodness for dinner. Even on vacation, the kids may want some pizza for dinner. The good news is that you can find pizza just about anywhere at Walt Disney World parks and resorts! Here are some of our favorite places to get pizza at Disney World.

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Walt Disney World Resort has some tasty pizzas – like at the popular Pizza Window at Disney’s BoardWalk. Connected to Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and just a short stroll from Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, this delicious walk-up window serves classics like cheese and pepperoni, but you should also check out the BoardWalk Signature Pizza. This pizza comes loaded with Italian sausage, onions, peppers and balsamic glaze. The BoardWalk is also the perfect place sit back, relax and eat your pizza while you enjoy a breezy and sunny afternoon.

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At Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, the recently opened Ale & Compass Restaurant boasts some delicious New England-inspired Hearth Oven Pies, including a seasonal market vegetable pie, a caramelized leek and chorizo pie, and a white clam pie. And if you’re having breakfast here, you can also order a Breakfast Pie with a sunny side-up egg, house-made bacon, ham, provolone and arugula.

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If you’re at Epcot, it’s just a quick walk around the World Showcase to Italy, where you’ll find Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria. Here you can order authentic Neapolitan thin-crust pizza made with fresh mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes and real Caputo flour imported from Southern Italy.

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At Disney Springs, there’s now several different options to get your pizza fix! One being the popular Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza where you can order guest favorites like the Red Vine pizza with Ovalini mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, parmesan, basil, red sauce and olive oil drizzle, or the Green Stripe pizza with pesto drizzle over chicken, red peppers, garlic, mozzarella and arugula. You can also try the pizza at Wolfgang Puck Express, where you can even find breakfast pizzas with scrambled eggs, bacon, mozzarella, cheddar and caramelized onions in addition to their regular pizza menu. On the lunch and dinner menu, you’ll find unique and delicious options like the Pepperoni Pomodoro pizza with caramelized onions, basil and parmesan or the Chicken Meatball pizza with mushrooms, red onion and ricotta. Also at Disney Springs is the recently-opened Pizza Ponte, where you can find Sicilian-style pizza by the slice.

And that’s not even the beginning of all of the pizza you can find at Disney Parks! There are so many other options like Pizzafari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park or specialty pizzas at Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk. No matter where you are, you’re sure to find a pizza that’s just right for you.

Where do you like to order pizza at Disney World?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Four Seasons Resort Orlando Guests Now Eligible for Extra Magic Hours

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According to a new press release from the Four Seasons Resort Orlando, the AAA Five Diamond Award rated Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort will offer the Extra Magic Hours benefit to guests, with valid theme park admission, effective March 9, 2018—just in time for spring break fun.

The Extra Magic Hours benefit means that each day Four Seasons Resort Orlando guests can enjoy select attractions as one of the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks opens early or extends later, and during select dates, the Extra Magic Hours benefit may also be offered at a Disney Water Park. Guests can view the Extra Magic Hours calendar at www.disneyworld.com/parkhours, or request a copy of the printed Times Guide, available in the lobby.

“We are very pleased to offer this additional Disney enhancement to our guests,” said Thomas Steinhauer, Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Orlando. “Four Seasons guests will surely enjoy more fun in the parks provided by the Extra Magic Hours.”

Since the Resort’s opening in 2014, Four Seasons Resort Orlando has provided guests with wonderful connectivity to Disney.  In addition to the new Extra Magic Hours benefit, the Resort also provides guests with the following Disney connectivity:

1. Disney Planning Center

The Disney Planning Center, conveniently located near the front desk on the lobby level, provides the perfect spot for guests to meet one-on-one with a Disney Cast Member and plan some wonderful details of their stay.  Guests can receive assistance with their ticket arrangements for the Disney theme parks and dining reservations at Disney restaurants.  The Disney Planning Center is a one-stop central hub that seamlessly organises a guest’s entire Disney experience—even supporting the planning process before guests walk in the door.

2. Disney Character Breakfast

Four Seasons Resort Orlando offers the “Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and his Pals” character breakfast, twice weekly at Ravello restaurant.  The buffet-style breakfast is offered on Thursdays and Saturdays, and also on Tuesdays during peak school break periods, featuring a wonderful assortment of traditional breakfast offerings and an omelet station.  A photographer captures the memories of the families with the stars of the breakfast, the always entertaining Goofy & Pals.

3. Disney Event Group

For guests who wish to host events incorporating Disney, Four Seasons Resort Orlando works closely with the Disney Event Group to offer access to events in some of the Disney parks.  Events held at Four Seasons Resort Orlando can feature Disney décor, entertainment acts, character appearances, and more.

4. In-Room Celebrations

It’s always the little details that give a guest that over-the-top impression and special welcome, and one way Four Seasons Resort Orlando can “wow” guests is through Disney In-Room Celebrations.  The Resort offers themed in-room welcome gifts, so that upon a guest’s arrival, a surprise can be waiting in their guest room.  The “Presenting Your Royal Princess” In-Room Celebration, for instance, includes a banner hanging outside the door of the room, a personalised royal princess proclamation, a letter from the Fairy Godmother, and a large pink box filled with princess treasures, including a tiara and magic wand.  From princesses to pirates, there are several options of In-Room Celebrations available for Four Seasons guests.

5. Transportation to the Disney Parks

Guests of Four Seasons Resort Orlando have complimentary transportation to Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Luxury motor coaches transport guests every 30 minutes to the Magic Kingdom Park and every hour to the additional parks.

6. Merchandise Delivery

Due to the Resort’s special location and proximity to the Disney Theme Parks, guests of Four Seasons Resort Orlando can arrange to have park souvenirs delivered directly to the Resort, instead of carrying purchases around all day.  Same day delivery is offered conveniently at all four of the Disney parks.

7. Room with a View

Many areas of Four Seasons Resort Orlando have a perfect vantage point for the night time spectaculars.  All of the Park View Rooms offer a view of the Magic Kingdom Park special fireworks displays.   Select rooms offer views ofIllumiNations:  Reflections of Earth at EpcotGuests can enjoy the show from the comfort of their furnished balcony.  In addition, Capa restaurant on the 17th floor rooftop offers al fresco dining on the terrace, and views of the fireworks.

To begin the process of using the Extra Magic Hours hotel benefit on a 2018 Disney vacation, guests age 3 and older will need a valid, official Extra Magic Hours voucher from Four Seasons Resort Orlando, and a valid Walt Disney World theme park ticket, to use the Extra Magic Hours benefit. This hotel benefit is available through December 31, 2018, and is subject to change without notice. Guests without the Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option must use their ticket for admission to the same theme park where they would like to enjoy the Extra Magic Hours benefit.

Walt Disney World Resort has a powerful magic that provides an experience like no other vacation. Amazing festivals happen nearly all year long at Epcot, including artful experiences during Epcot International Festival of the Arts, inspiring displays at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, the culinary indulgences of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and finishing off the year with the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. There is so much to see, do and eat at Epcot year-round. Another not to be missed, magical moment is the grandest of finales at Magic Kingdom Park with Happily Ever After — the newest, most spectacular fireworks show in the park’s history. “Toy Story” pals can’t wait to have theme park guests join them in Toy Story Land, opening June 30, 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Kids and grown-ups alike can experience all-new adventures in the so-much-larger-than life setting of Andy’s backyard.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort has a stunning location set within the residential community of Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort, just five miles (eight kilometres) from the Magic Kingdom Park and four miles (six and half kilometres) from Epcot. Accommodations include 443 guest rooms, including 68 suites with versatile connecting options ideal for families and groups travelling together. In addition to a wonderful connectivity to Disney, the Resort offers six restaurants; the Tom Fazio-designed Tranquilo Golf Club; three Har-Tru tennis courts; a five-acre (two hectare) Explorer Island water park complete with lazy river and recreational area; an adult-only pool; and a sumptuous Spa with 18 treatment rooms and two tranquility lounges.

To make a reservation at Four Seasons Resort Orlando, call 1 800 267 3046 or book online.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Pixar Play Zone Begins at Disney’s Contemporary Resort on April 13, 2018

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The Disney Parks Blog just shared some incredible news that will take kids to infinity and beyond! An exciting new Pixar experience called Pixar Play Zone will begin at Disney’s Contemporary Resort on April 13!

Starting April 13, 2018, Disney’s Contemporary Resort will introduce a brand-new, playful and immersive Pixar character experience as part of a pilot program. Each night, kids, ages 4-12, will be transported to a world full of excitement and adventure with their favorite characters from Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story” and “The Incredibles”!

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In Bonnie’s Play Room, children will find a variety of toys. Around the corner, the Living Room will be the center for most of the action, starting with Space Ranger Training where a Space Ranger will teach kids what it takes to become a Jr. Space Ranger of Star Command, including how to identify enemies, like Zurg, and finally, the call of the Space Ranger, “To infinity and beyond!” Then, Woody and Jessie will show them the ropes of the Wild West during Woody’s Roundup – complete with a sing along for a rootin’ tootin’ good time!

Next to the Living Room will be the Radiator Springs Racetrack where youngsters will be able to build their own racecars and take turns sending them down a soapbox derby racetrack for Piston Cup Derby Races.

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And finally, kids will learn some sweet dance moves during the Incredible Dance Party with Mr. Incredible and Mrs. Incredible. What else is on the menu? Arcade games, dinner and dessert, of course!

The nightly getaway for kids, ages 4-12, will open doors for registration at 5 p.m. The experience will begin at the welcome desk, a stop at the “Monsters, Inc.” handwashing station, then Boo’s Closet Door, where youngsters will be able to store any belongings before taking a couple of steps into an action-packed evening of Pixar fun. Programming will run from 6-10:30 p.m. for a fee of $65 per child (plus tax). Children must be fully toilet-trained. Parents will be required to be physically present to check children in and out of the experience.

While the kids play, parents can enjoy their own getaway throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

Reservations are now available and guests can reserve their spot at Pixar Play Zone by calling 407-824-KIDS.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Be Our Guest Dinner to Become Signature Dining Experience on July 27, 2018

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Be Our Guest has remained one of the most popular restaurants at Disney World ever since it opened in 2012. It has also offered a unique dining experience with quick service breakfast and lunch menus while offering a table service dinner menu. This summer will bring a new dining experience to Magic Kingdom Park when Be Our Guest dinner becomes a signature (two table service credit) meal. The restaurant will offer an enhanced prix fixe dinner menu that boasts a variety of delectable French-inspired dishes and new offerings. This unique experience will make you feel like royalty with a three-course dinner that includes your choice of appetizer and entrée, followed by a personal dessert platter.

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To start off your meal, the appetizer menu will include favorites like the French Onion Soup in addition to rich new offerings like Charred Octopus with citrus-laced fingerling potatoes, pickled hearts of palm and red pepper coulis; Escargot with herb garlic butter and toasted gremolata; and a selection of assorted meats and artisanal cheeses such as chicken liver pâté, chorizo sausage Manchego, and truffle tremor.

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For the main course, feast on mouth-watering entrées such as Grilled Center-Cut Filet Mignon with potato au gratin, Romano beans, Cipollini marmalade and a cherry-laced red wine reduction or the Smoked Black-Eye Pea Tortellini with roasted seasonal vegetables, tomato relish and basil-scented tomato water. Other enticing dishes include Poulet Rouge Chicken, Saffron-Infused Seafood Bouillabaisse, Roasted Lamb Chops and Kurobuta Pork Tenderloins.

And that’s just the beginning! Disney’s chefs are hard at work putting the final touches on the fabulous desserts as well as the kid’s menu for this exquisite new dining experience so be sure to stay tuned for updates on these menus.

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So, relax! Let us pull up a chair, as the dining room proudly presents this new dinner feast beginning July 27 at Be Our Guest Restaurant. Reservations are currently available and can be booked online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463).

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Where You Can Find Rose Gold Cupcakes at Disney World

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Calling all rose gold fanatics: the Walt Disney World Resort has some sparkling new surprises for you! With the extremely popular rose gold ears and spirit jerseys appearing all over the parks and resorts, the chefs at the Walt Disney World Resort wanted to get in on the fun themselves with some beautifully delicious sweets and rose gold cupcakes.

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You may have seen on social media that there’s already a rose gold cupcake at Sunshine Seasons in Epcot – a beautiful vanilla cupcake with hazelnut swirl, rose gold buttercream, fondant ears, edible glitter and chocolate pearls. Well, in addition to Epcot, Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are now offering their own versions! In Magic Kingdom Park, you’ll find a Rose Gold Red Velvet Swirl Cupcake topped with a mini-vanilla cupcake, rose gold buttercream, chocolate crispy pearls and chocolate rose gold Minnie ears at Main Street Bakery. And at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll find a Strawberry Rose Gold Cupcake with strawberry icing and crispy pearls at The Trolley Car Café.

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Outside of the parks, the resorts have come up with some rose gold cupcakes as well! On the monorail loop around Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is serving up a tropical Rose Gold Vanilla Cupcake with guava pastry cream at Capt. Cook’s and Kona Café; and I even hear that a Rose Gold Margarita with lime and a gold sugar rim has arrived at the Barefoot Pool BarContempo Café at Disney’s Contemporary Resort now has a Rose Gold Vanilla Cupcake with strawberry filling, vanilla buttercream, strawberry crispy pearls and a dark chocolate rose gold Minnie hat. And Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has a Rose Gold Unicorn Cupcake with rose gold sponge and hazelnut cream cheese filling at Gasparilla Island Grill!

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At Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and Disney’s Old Key West Resort, you’ll find a Rose Gold Chocolate Cupcake with strawberry buttercream filling and topping, chocolate ears and chocolate crispy pearls. These can be found at Intermission Food CourtThe Artist’s Palette and The Paddock Grill.

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And finally, around Disney’s BoardWalk, you’ll find even more cupcakes! At BoardWalk Bakery you’ll find a Rose Gold Yellow Cupcake with rose mousse and topped with whipped cream frosting, rose gold Minnie ears and rose gold crispy pearls. And at the Beach Club Marketplaceand The Market at Ale & Compass, you’ll find a Strawberry-Chocolate Mousse Cupcake with buttercream icing.

If you’re visiting one of these locations, you won’t want to miss these dazzling rose gold cupcakes and sweet treats. And not only are they delicious, they can also make for a cute pic for your social media. Put on those Rose Gold Ears and your Rose Gold Spirit Jersey to add a little flair and create the perfect composition, and comment below to tell us which one is your favorite!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Exciting New Experiences to Make an Incredible Summer 2018 at Disney World

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This summer, beloved stories from several Disney films will come to life at Walt Disney World in the form of new attractions, entertainment, experiences and more at all four parks, setting up summer 2018 to truly be an “Incredible Summer.”

Here’s what to expect at each Walt Disney World Resort location.

The Incredibles Take Over Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park – Guests can party with Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and Frozone from Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and the soon-to-be blockbuster “Incredibles 2.” Edna Mode, the greatest superhero costume designer, will also make her debut appearance. Each evening, guests can enjoy a “SUPER” dance party on the Rocket Tower Stage. [NOTE: Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” opens in theaters June 15, 2018.]

The Guardians of the Galaxy Take the Stage at Epcot – Star-Lord and Gamora from “Guardians of the Galaxy” will join an alien band, taking guests on a journey through the cosmos. The party will feature hits from Awesome Mixtapes 1 and 2 – fun and favorite tunes from the two movies’ soundtracks – building the anticipation for a new Epcot Guardians of the Galaxy attraction.

“Explorers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure” & A “Dino-Tastic” Celebration for Donald Duck Will Debut At Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Two new can’t-miss offerings will debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in time for the park’s 20th anniversary. First, guests can discover new bird species from around the world at the new show “Explorers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure,” which will star Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug. The park will also launch a “dino-tastic” celebration, in which Donald Duck takes over Dinoland, U.S.A., in a new character celebration.

See “The Incredibles 2” at AMC Disney Springs – Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen is in the spotlight, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack, whose superpowers are emerging. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible. “Incredibles 2” busts into theaters on June 15, 2018.

And last, but not least …

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Toy Story Land Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on June 30, 2018– One major highlight of “Incredible Summer” will be the grand opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios which is scheduled for June 30, 2018. This new 11-acre land will shrink guests to the size of a toy and allow them go explore the fun and adventure of Andy’s backyard. There, guests can experience two new attractions: the family coaster Slinky Dog Dash (38″ height requirement) and Alien Swirling Saucers (32″ height requirement). Toy Story Land also will feature an existing guest-favorite attraction, Toy Story Mania!, which will expand to add a third track into the rotation. The land’s Woody’s Lunch Box will be a new quick-service restaurant that will offer up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats to Toy Story Land guests.

It’s not too late to plan your Disney World vacation this summer to enjoy all of these exciting experiences! Contact us today to book your next vacation!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Where to Get the Best Nachos at Disney World

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Who doesn’t love nachos? With so many nacho offerings available around Walt Disney World Resort, you won’t want to miss this list of the best nachos at Disney World from all four parks and Disney Springs.

Starting at the Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs, you’ll be excited to find a hefty Nachos Grande on the appetizer menu. A great dish to share with friends, these corn tortilla chips come piled high with chipotle chicken, black bean sauce, cruda salsa verde pico de gallo, queso fresco, sour cream and a blend of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses.

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But that’s not all – Disney Springs has a couple more delicious Nacho offerings available. The Smokehouse, located in Disney Springs West Side, has their incredible Smokehouse Nachos: crispy fried tri-color corn tortilla chips topped with house-made cheese sauce, avocado lime crema, pickled jalapeños, fresh-made pic de gallo and cilantro. You can also order these nachos with pulled pork or smoked beef brisket. And over at T-REX™ in the Disney Springs Marketplace, you’ll find the Colloso Beef Nachos for Two, with Monterey Jack, cheddar cheese, black beans, pico de gallo, green onions and sour cream. These nachos will leave you roaring for more!

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Over at Disney’s BoardWalk, ESPN Club is bringing the game with their Tuna Nachos. This delicious appetizer consists of house-made wonton chips, togarashi-dusted tuna, soy-sesame sauce and wasabi aioli. And these aren’t the only gourmet nachos on the menu – you can also find Pub Nachos with house-fried corn tortilla chips, house-made chili, shredded cheddar, cheese sauce, sour cream, pico de gallo and jalapeños, with the option to add shrimp.

Next on my list is the Loaded Greek Nachos available at the Greece Marketplace. A special dish crafted for the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, these nachos consist of pita chips, meatless sausage crumbles and vegan tzatziki. And not only is this dish vegan, it’s kid-friendly as well! Be sure to stop by Epcot in the fall, as these nachos are only available during the festival.

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For those looking for some smaller portions of nachos, if you’re in Magic Kingdom Park, you can always stop by Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe for some classic beef nachos – tortilla chips topped with queso, seasoned ground beef, lettuce and tomato. For a vegetarian option, you can also ask to substitute black beans in place of the seasoned ground beef! Or if you’re at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Dockside Diner near Echo Lake serves up some tasty chili cheese nachos with guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream. For the younger guests, a Kid’s Nachos is also available that comes topped with chili and cheese and includes carrot sticks, apple slices and your choice of a small lowfat milk or a small Dasani® Water. In addition, both of these nachos are completely vegetarian.

Finally, the Yak and Yeti™ Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a unique sharable nachos dish that’s perfect for two! The Ahi Tuna Nachos come with sushi grade Ahi, Asian slaw, crispy fried wontons, wasabi aioli and sweet soy glaze.

No matter which park you are visiting, there’s plenty of options for you to chow down on some delicious nachos at Disney World!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Seven Rare Disney Characters in Happily Ever After to Try to Spot

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One of the things I love about “Happily Ever After,” the new nighttime spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park, is the surprising number of “rare” Disney characters you can spot in the show. And by “rare,” I mean those characters you love but rarely see elsewhere in the parks.

Thanks to the projection technology of this beautiful new show, characters like the Emperor and Shan-Yu from “Mulan”; Syndrome and his Omni-Bot from “The Incredibles”; and WALL-E and EVE from “WALL-E” all have special moments in the show.

Here are seven rare Disney characters in Happily Ever After that I’m sure you’ll be delighted to find in this new nighttime spectacular.

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Remy from “Ratatouille” – At one point during “Happily Ever After,” the castle is transformed into Gusteau’s, the restaurant mentioned in the film, with Remy overlooking a Parisian landscape in the distance.

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Joy & Sadness from “Inside Out” – This duo appears when the castle appears to be stacked – and then flooded – with colorful memory orbs.

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Hiro & Baymax from “Big Hero 6” – This crime-fighting genius and his BFF, Baymax, appear to make an impressive blast off from Cinderella Castle.

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Ralph & Vanellope from “Wreck It Ralph” – The gaming duo, Ralph and Vanellope, appear when the castle is wrapped in a candy motif. (Note the castle clock in the picture above, which has transformed into a mint).

“Happily Ever After” is performed nightly at Magic Kingdom Park. For the latest showtimes and information, be sure to check your My Disney Experience app or the park’s Times Guide on the day of your visit.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

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New Details Shared for the Disney Skyliner Transportation System

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Earlier this year, we shared the news the Disney Skyliner transportation system will give our resort guests an unforgettable journey and a picturesque view of Walt Disney World Resort as they take to the sky to travel from select Disney resorts to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Today, we have a new details on what you can expect from the Disney Skyliner system.

Select Disney Skyliner cabins will have iconic Disney characters incorporated into their exterior design to give the appearance that a Disney pal is riding along with guests, such as characters from the ‘Fab Five,’ figures from Disney attractions, fan favorites from movies, and more.

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The design of the Disney Skyliner station at International Gateway at Epcot will be inspired by the park’s nearby European Pavilions, and will be covered with metal and glass canopies, hand-painted murals and ornamental steel structures that harken back to the early 18th century Art Nouveau style. Guests traveling to Epcot via the Disney Skyliner will be welcomed to the park with a rare birds-eye view of World Showcase.

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The Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort station will be the hub of activity for Disney Skyliner. This station is inspired by the open air village marketplaces of the Caribbean and will showcase the nearby resort’s architectural detailing and color schemes. At this station, passengers will be able to transfer gondola routes to reach their destination, or are invited to sit and admire the waterfront resort setting.

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The design style of the station at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will fit with that of the park’s main entrance and bus stations. Passengers traveling here from the Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort station can expect a new aerial perspective of the park’s iconic attractions, like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will share a Disney Skyliner station that feels whimsical and contextual with both resorts. Upon departing the gondola station, Skyliner passengers will ascend over Hourglass Lake and enjoy a panoramic view of these two colorful resorts.

Finally, cabins will slow down at the Disney Skyliner turn-station along Buena Vista Drive, where guests can see the mechanical and aerial components that make up the Disney Skyliner.

Stay tuned for future updates, including an opening date on this incredible new guest option.

(Thanks Disney Parks Blog)

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote.