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Blue Bayou Dining Package!

On select nights guests can feat at the Blue Bayou restaurant for the frightfully fun parade. The package will include a 3 course dinner (starter, entree and dessert) which will include a voucher that provides access to a reserved viewing area for the parade. It will be $69 per adult ad $29 per child, plus tax and gratuity. Special event tickets for Mickey’s Halloween Party is not included of the package but is required in order to make attend your reservation.

The dates for Blue Bayou special events are:

September 2017- 20, 22, 25, 27, 29

October 2017- 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31

-Dezi

 

The Great Movie Ride

The Great Movie Ride had its final show Sunday August 13, 2017, so in honor of this amazing ride here are some fun facts!

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  • The Great Movie Ride made its debut with Disney’s Hollywood Studios May 1 1989.
  • The attraction takes guests o an 18 minute tour of some of the most famous films in the 1930 Era.
  • Great Moments Movie Museum was the original name for the attraction.
  • The ride  is a full scale reproduction of Hollywood’s legendary Graumann’s Chinese Theater.
  • There are nearly 50 life like animatronic replicas of legendary movie stars. The main audio-animatronics have wigs made out of human hair.
  • If you look closely in the Indiana Jones and the raiders of the Lost Ark scene, you can spot hidden characters: Mickey, Donald and representations of C3P0 and R2D2.

What is your favorite moment about The Great Movie ride? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

WDW: FastPass+ Cheaters!

Its crazy to think there are cheaters at WDW when it comes to the FP+ system because its Disney, but then again I’m not shocked about this either. In this post ill be talking about the “in-park validation” along with consequences if you are caught cheating and the third party guided tours.

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The “in-park validation” means validation of the park admission ticket. Until just recently there has been a loophole with the FP+ systems kiosk. The loophole with the FP+ system kiosk allowed bookings with expired tickets or by using a second ticket on their account to book another set of FP+ for the day. Basically tickets that were not used to for park admission could get you a valid FP+ reservation. Similar loopholes were found with the cast member passes…where 3+ guest passes which allows friends and family entry to the parks with limited restriction on the FP+ booking without redeeming admission.

marceline-tour_998The third party guest tours where people find and book tours though the numerous Disney fan sited, craigslist and more. The tours guarantee FP+ usage for all the attractions for their paying clients. What this means that the employees of these third party tours are at the parks during rope drop with handfuls of expired tickets and cards to book all the major attractions at the kiosks for their clienteles.

fastpassplusThis becomes a problem to the thousands of guests who are playing by the rules and paying admission for that day and now can’t find anything they want to do available during their stay. So Disney has decided to do is the in-park validation, which will check to endure that guests are using an active ticket for admission before redeeming a FP+. The consequences if guests are caught cheating, a cast member can deny entry, ad if you are caught multiple attempts you will be locked out of the MyDisneyExperience accounts so you can’t utilize the FP+ booking option. If the behavior was deemed non-abusove guest relations will be able to unlock the account.

 

 

Unknown-1The situation reminds me with the whole thing about the Disability passes when it was a thing to abuse them and now they are impossible to get to the point of non existence. I think what Disney is doing is pretty fair in my opinion because they could take it to a bigger extreme and band you from the park but they’re not. What are your thoughts on this topic? Is it fair? or no? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

-Dezi

The Haunted Mansion!

The Haunted Mansion opened at the Disneyland Resort on August 9, 1969 but has been in development since 1958.  The outside of the attraction was completed six years before it opened. In the ballroom you can see the Organ from the 1954 Live-Action film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

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Eleanor Audley is the voice of Madame Leota, she is also the voice of Maleficent and Lady Tremaine. On the ride you can also find 999 happy haunts, but the newest one is The Hat Box Ghost which was actually there when the ride first opened. Unfortunately due to technical problems he was quickly removed from the ride and then found his way beck home for the Disneyland Resorts 60th anniversary in 2015.

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Since 2001 its been Jack Skelingtons tradition to take over the attraction not just for the Halloween season but for the Christmas season as well. Buddy Baker was the master mind behind the song “Grim Grinning Ghost” he also wrote the music for the stuffed with fluff Winnie The Pooh. Someone personally purchased a tombstone inside the Haunted Mansion in 2004, they paid $37,400.

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Haunted Mansion Holiday is my ALL TIME FAVORITE!!! I cannot get enough of it and personally i think its better than the original, crazy right? Let me know in the comments below what is your favorite Haunted Mansion, the original or Holiday?

-Dezi

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire

Star Wars: Secret of the Empire is combining physical and digital worlds to transport guests to a galaxy far far away where you’ll be able to hang out with friends, family and of course the star wars characters. Disney being Disney not only will we engage but we ill be completely immerse ourselves in the galaxy through sight, sound, touch, smell and motion.

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Lucasfilm and ILMxLab are collaboration to develop this one of a kind experience which will be unveiled by The VOID. It will being this holiday season in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney and of course over in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs! Will you be visiting these parks for this out of this galaxy experience?

-Dezi

EPCOT!

35 years of magic EPCOT is bringing back some retro inspired merchandise that has captured the essence “We’ve just begun to dream”. If you are a fan of figment will be excited for a leather backpack, wristlet, logo pin and apparel all inspired by the purple dragon.

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The EPCOT 35th anniversary collection will be released in late September in select location all around the land. Certain items will be released on the online Disney Store once released in EPCOT. Will you be joining the celebration? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

Disneyland Refurb:August 2017

Keeping things magical and full of Pixie dust closes some of their rides and attractions for refurbishments, so here are the list of rides and attractions that will undergo refurbishment August 2017:

Disneyland:

  • Big Thunder Mountain- August 14- 17
  • Space Mountain- August 21- TBD
  • Little Red Wagon- August 21- TBD
  • Main Street Cinema- August 21- TBD

DCA:

  • None scheduled at this time

Disney’s Grand Californian:

There will be contractions to the hotel, but to minimize any disruptions the improvements will start at 9am (Jan 2017-Fall 2017)

  • Great Hall Lobby- June 2017-August 2017
  • Craftsmen Club Lounge- Early August- Early October 2017

I hope this dates to refurbish the parks magic doesn’t interrupt making magical memories!

-Dezi

Gourmet Donuts!

In case you didn’t know at the Disneyland Resort there is the Main Street Coffee Cart obviously on Main Street, but when you are looking at the castle its on your left hand side and they sell Donuts.

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So far thanks to the  Executive Chef Jason Martin, has introduced 40 different flavor combinations…two of them being The Matterhorn Macaroon and the Chocolate Covered Potato Chip, the flavors are endless.

 

Every Friday the introduce a new donut flavor so be sure to get to the parks early because how cool would it be to be the first person to try the new flavor! Plus what better way to start your Disney Day with a nice sugary Disney Donut! What is your favorite Donut flavor you have tried at the Main Street Coffee Cart? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

AP Block Out Dates Lifted?

The adjusted black out dates in August will allow guests to enter Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios to say their final goodbyes to Universe of Energy and the Great Movie Ride. Now although Disney is uplifting the blackout dates for these rides, AP holders can experience other attractions in the parks as well.

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Both the rides will close August 13, 2017 to make room for a Guardians of the Galaxy thrill ride and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Although I am very sad to see both these rides go and i have still yet ridden Universe of Energy Disney is all about growing and i know with this change bigger and better things are coming our way with these upcoming attractions.

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What are your thoughts on this change? Let me know in the comments below.

-Dezi

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