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ABC Will Film Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Special Beginning November 3rd

By Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  October 12, 2017

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Are you ready for the holidays- Disney style? ABC will be doing holiday special and parade taping in November and December for the air dates nearer to Christmas.  There will be multiple shows that will be taped during this time.

The Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade filming at Walt Disney World Resort is scheduled to take place starting the weekend of November 3rd and will run through the 7th. This activity will not include a parade but instead will include stage show performances and musical acts.  Much the same as last year, the parade will be recorded at Disneyland Resort. There is no official word on Disneyland’s schedule as of yet.

The taping events are non-ticketed with cast members typically filling in the immediate stage area as the audience.  It is worth nothing that if you will be present in the park on these days it is possible to view the action from many areas.

We have already informed our Mad Hatter Adventures clients that will be visiting during the week of November 3rd that they should expect potential disruptions such as  walkway closures, etc,  as Disney closes off areas for the various productions.

We will update you will further details as we get the official word.

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CLICK HERE or send us an email for a FREE, no obligation quote. We offer you so much more than the usual! We consistently review your reservation to make sure you are receiving the best available rate offered by Disney- and we update it to get you the best value whenever possible. Our services are always 100% FREE for you to use, but PRICELESS in saving you time and money. We also specialize in setting up dietary Disney dining specialties (gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian), plus sized rider information, guests with disabilities arrangements, hard to obtain dining reservations, and more!

Are you visiting Disney, Universal, or ANY vacation destination in the future? We have some amazing all-inclusive packages available and can save you time and money so you and yours have the best time possible! After all, one of us is a former Disney Cast Member, and as a husband and wife team we travel the world in search of the best destinations possible.  Again, our services are completely free for you to utilize and you will get YEARS of experience on your side when booking with Moffits- Mad Hatter Adventures.

Always consider booking with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planning Agency. Our agency is an award winning Earmarked agency! We will be available to assist you with everything from finding the best value for your travel party to getting dining reservations and Fastpass+ attractions lined up.  Just get in touch with us at moffits@madhatteradv.com or watch our adventures on Facebook. We don’t just book fun and adventure, we LIVE it!

We are a FULL SERVICE travel agency- if you can travel there, we can book it for you!

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Heading Back to the World!

By Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  September 25, 2017

To all of our friends and client family, we are heading back to the WORLD- Walt Disney World, at the end of this week. We can’t wait to share some of the amazing images and fun things to do.

These images were taken at the very first viewing of “Happily Ever After”, and on this trip we will see a special version of Illuminations for EPCOT’S 35th Anniversary among a ton of other events!

Thanks for following our adventures- and we’ll see ya real soon.

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CLICK HERE or send us an email for a FREE, no obligation quote. We offer you so much more than the usual! We consistently review your reservation to make sure you are receiving the best available rate offered by Disney- and we update it to get you the best value whenever possible. Our services are always 100% FREE for you to use, but PRICELESS in saving you time and money. We also specialize in setting up dietary Disney dining specialties (gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian), plus sized rider information, guests with disabilities arrangements, hard to obtain dining reservations, and more!

Are you visiting Disney, Universal, or ANY vacation destination in the future? We have some amazing all-inclusive packages available and can save you time and money so you and yours have the best time possible! After all, one of us is a former Disney Cast Member, and as a husband and wife team we travel the world in search of the best destinations possible.  Again, our services are completely free for you to utilize and you will get YEARS of experience on your side when booking with Moffits- Mad Hatter Adventures.

Always consider booking with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planning Agency. Our agency is an award winning Earmarked agency! We will be available to assist you with everything from finding the best value for your travel party to getting dining reservations and Fastpass+ attractions lined up.  Just get in touch with us at moffits@madhatteradv.com or watch our adventures on Facebook. We don’t just book fun and adventure, we LIVE it!

We are a FULL SERVICE travel agency- if you can travel there, we can book it for you!

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New Holiday Fun Coming to Disney Hollywood Studios, 2017!

By Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  September 8, 2017

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With all the construction and flurry of activity going on at Disney Hollywood Studios this year, they will be turning things into a flurry of fun for the holidays. While they will still have the Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam fireworks and projection show, there will be some fun additions to the park to replace the Osborne Lights.

There will be a new Seasons Greetings show! This projection show will be set on a snowy Sunset Blvd and will feature some iconic characters sharing love for the season. During the show, the Hollywood Tower Hotel will magically transform and bring the characters’ stories to life.

Some Disney character moments will include:

  • Mickey and Minnie reminiscing about a hometown Christmas as the scene shifts into a romanticized, Norman Rockwell-inspired town. This will begin in black and white before morphing into color.
  • The Toy Story characters guessing which new toys are coming this Christmas as the scene is covered in holiday wrapping paper.
  • The Muppets’ Swedish Chef will be babbling his own language while the scene turns into giant gingerbread houses.
  • Olaf will be pining over his holiday wish as the scene freezes over into a Frozen winter wonderland. This scene will have Aurora Borealis style lights and projected falling snow.

The show will run continuously each evening from November 9 to December 31 2017.

There will be added decor around the newly refurbished Echo Lake (they are draining the lake and painting, etc, through October this year.). Extra-large ornaments, colorful garlands and a giant Christmas tree centered on the water will make Echo Lake one of the most festive locations in the park this holiday season. Dinosaur Gertie will also don her Santa hat.

The fun continues inside the Frozen Sing a Long Celebration! For a limited time, all new songs from Disney’s new animated short “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” will be added to the show while there will be an appearance from Olaf himself.

Don’t miss the holiday fun at DHS, and if you are one of our MHA clients, we can even book you and yours special character dining experiences or a dessert party that enables you to have a reserved viewing area for the Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam show.

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CLICK HERE or send us an email for a FREE, no obligation quote. We offer you so much more than the usual! We consistently review your reservation to make sure you are receiving the best available rate offered by Disney- and we update it to get you the best value whenever possible. Our services are always 100% FREE for you to use, but PRICELESS in saving you time and money. We also specialize in setting up dietary Disney dining specialties (gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian), plus sized rider information, guests with disabilities arrangements, hard to obtain dining reservations, and more!

Are you visiting Disney, Universal, or ANY vacation destination in the future? We have some amazing all-inclusive packages available and can save you time and money so you and yours have the best time possible! After all, one of us is a former Disney Cast Member, and as a husband and wife team we travel the world in search of the best destinations possible.  Again, our services are completely free for you to utilize and you will get YEARS of experience on your side when booking with Moffits- Mad Hatter Adventures.

Always consider booking with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planning Agency. Our agency is an award winning Earmarked agency! We will be available to assist you with everything from finding the best value for your travel party to getting dining reservations and Fastpass+ attractions lined up.  Just get in touch with us at moffits@madhatteradv.com or watch our adventures on Facebook. We don’t just book fun and adventure, we LIVE it!

We are a FULL SERVICE travel agency- if you can travel there, we can book it for you!

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Disney Cancellations Issued Ahead of Hurricane Irma- Updated 9/8- Parks Included!

By Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  September 7, 2017

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UPDATED 2pm EST, 9/8

As we find ourselves in the midst of another hurricane season, Walt Disney World has announced a few closures and cancellations due to Hurricane Irma’s impact this weekend.  The storm could potentially disrupt the Disney area Saturday night and Sunday in many ways.  Here are the current announcements:

  1. Disney Springs: Closing on Saturday at 9pm – Monday
  2. Magic Kingdom: Closing on Saturday at 9pm – Monday
    Saturday Happily Ever After fireworks is canceled.
  3. Epcot: Closing on Saturday at 9pm – Monday
    Saturday  IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is canceled.
  4.  Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Closing on Saturday at 7pm – Monday
    Saturday Fantasmic! and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular are canceled.
  5. Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Closing on Saturday at 7:00pm – Monday
    Saturday Rivers of Light performance is canceled.
  6. ESPN Wide World of Sports: Closed Saturday through Monday
  7. Blizzard Beach is currently closed September 8 and 9.
  8. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon: Closing Saturday 5pm through Monday
  9. The Spirit of Aloha dinner show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has been cancelled for Saturday, and likely will be canceled for Sunday in the very near future.
  10. Aerophile balloon at Disney Springs is now closed
  11. Disney World is not taking new dining reservations for September 10 and 11. Effective immediately WDW will not enforce Advance Dining Reservation cancellation policies through Monday September 11th.
  12. Treehouse Villas of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort: Also closing.
  13. Highway in the Sky Dine Around: Canceled on Saturday.
  14. Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground: The campgrounds will begin closing on Saturday afternoon, 9/9. Performances for Mickey’s Backyard BBQ and Hoop-Dee-Doo Review are cancelled from Saturday through Monday.
  15. Disney Vacation Club Beach Resorts: Disney’s Vero Beach Resort will begin closing on Friday afternoon at 2:00pm.
  16. Saturday’s Night of Joy evening event is now cancelled.  Saturday night concert tickets will not be honored for Friday night.  Refunds can be processed by calling (407) 939-7818 by January 31, 2018 or via email at Ticket.Inquiries@DisneyWorld.com.
  17. Sunday, September 10 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is cancelled.
    Here are the options if you have tickets:

    • Tickets to attend another Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
    • Tickets to attend an upcoming Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
    • 1 Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper Option, to be used within the next two years.
    • Receive a full refund for event tickets.

    You can call (407) 939-7818 or email Ticket.Inquiries@DisneyWorld.com to process your exchange.

  18. All performances of Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream (September 8-10) have been postponed until May 2018.
  19. Disney Cruise Line: Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream cancelled sailings for the weekend.
  20. Adventures By Disney: Backstage Magic is cancelled for Friday 9/8 and Monday 9/11
    Backstage Magic and Gardens of the World tours are cancelled for Tuesday 9/12
  21. The What’s Cooking with Alex Guarnaschelli on Sunday, September 10
  22. Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It Event on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12

Universal Orlando HAS also decided to close this weekend, beginning at 7 pm Saturday night.

We have gotten all of our MHA clients taken care of as far as those who were scheduled to be at Walt Disney World Resort this weekend. None of them had to wait on hold to take care of a complete refund or reschedule- we did it all. This really is a great reason for you to remember to book through our Earmarked, award winning agency. We work for you even when you do not think about it- and when something such as a hurricane occurs, we have your back. We love our clients and would be thrilled to welcome you to our MHA client family!

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CLICK HERE or send us an email for a FREE, no obligation quote. We offer you so much more than the usual! We consistently review your reservation to make sure you are receiving the best available rate offered by Disney- and we update it to get you the best value whenever possible. Our services are always 100% FREE for you to use, but PRICELESS in saving you time and money. We also specialize in setting up dietary Disney dining specialties (gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian), hard to obtain dining reservations, and more!

Are you visiting Disney, Universal, or ANY vacation destination in the future? We have some amazing all-inclusive packages available and can save you time and money so you and yours have the best time possible! After all, one of us is a former Disney Cast Member, and as a husband and wife team we travel the world in search of the best destinations possible.  Again, our services are completely free for you to utilize and you will get YEARS of experience on your side when booking with Moffits- Mad Hatter Adventures.

Always consider booking with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planning Agency. Our agency is an award winning Earmarked agency! We will be available to assist you with everything from finding the best value for your travel party to getting dining reservations and Fastpass+ attractions lined up.  Just get in touch with us at moffits@madhatteradv.com or watch our adventures on Facebook. We don’t just book fun and adventure, we LIVE it!

We are a FULL SERVICE travel agency- if you can travel there, we can book it for you!

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Map, 2017

By Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  August 28, 2017

Here you can view the brand new Disney guide maps for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, 2017! Just click an image to open and enlarge.

 

Remember, if you are attending this year, the event will begin at 7pm but you can enter as early as 4pm. You will have five spooktacular hours to attend the party, so go with a plan beforehand. Also, we can’t tell you how many guests make the mistake of wearing heavy costumes- just don’t. It is no fun if you sweat all night and wind up with heat exhaustion!

Costume Guidelines:

  • Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests.
  • All Guests may dress as their favorite character, but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.

For Guests ages 13 and under:

  • Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long as the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.

For Guests ages 14 and older:

  • Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
  • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses)
  • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
  • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
  • Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
  • May not wear masks of any kind.

Do not forget a poncho, as it is usually rainy for about half the parties each year.

If you have kids in your group, watch the first parade/stage show. That way you can take them trick or treating during the rest of the night!

Don’t forget to have your picture taken by a WDW photographer, either.  You will see them all over the place- it is worth it!

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What do you think about this? Leave us a comment, a like, or just share us with your pals! 

Images and videos ©Moffits:Mad Hatter Adventures

It’s not too late to start planning your visit to Walt Disney World for this Fall through Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures!  CLICK HERE or send us an email for a FREE, no obligation quote. We offer you so much more than the usual! We consistently review your reservation to make sure you are receiving the best available rate offered by Disney- and we update it to get you the best value whenever possible. Our services are always 100% FREE for you to use, but PRICELESS in saving you time and money. We also specialize in setting up dietary Disney dining specialties (gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian), hard to obtain dining reservations, and more!

Are you visiting Disney, Universal, or ANY vacation destination in the future? We have some amazing all-inclusive packages available and can save you time and money so you and yours have the best time possible! After all, one of us is a former Disney Cast Member, and as a husband and wife team we travel the world in search of the best destinations possible.  Again, our services are completely free for you to utilize and you will get YEARS of experience on your side when booking with Moffits- Mad Hatter Adventures.

Always consider booking with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planning Agency. Our agency is an award winning Earmarked agency! We will be available to assist you with everything from finding the best value for your travel party to getting dining reservations and Fastpass+ attractions lined up.  Just get in touch with us at moffits@madhatteradv.com or watch our adventures on Facebook. We don’t just book fun and adventure, we LIVE it!

We are a FULL SERVICE travel agency- if you can travel there, we can book it for you!

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Park Map for EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, 2017, Revealed

By Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  August 25, 2017

Who is ready for Epcot International Food and Wine Festival? We are! Take a look at the new Disney guide maps for this anticipated and delicious event! (Just click to open in full size!)

We’ll see you there!

What do you think about this? Leave us a comment, a like, or just share us with your pals! 

Images and videos ©Moffits:Mad Hatter Adventures

 

It’s not too late to start planning your visit to Walt Disney World for this Fall through Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures!  CLICK HERE or send us an email for a FREE, no obligation quote. We offer you so much more than the usual! We consistently review your reservation to make sure you are receiving the best available rate offered by Disney- and we update it to get you the best value whenever possible. Our services are always 100% FREE for you to use, but PRICELESS in saving you time and money. We also specialize in setting up dietary Disney dining specialties (gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian), hard to obtain dining reservations, and more!

Are you visiting Disney, Universal, or ANY vacation destination in the future? We have some amazing all-inclusive packages available and can save you time and money so you and yours have the best time possible! After all, one of us is a former Disney Cast Member, and as a husband and wife team we travel the world in search of the best destinations possible.  Again, our services are completely free for you to utilize and you will get YEARS of experience on your side when booking with Moffits- Mad Hatter Adventures.

Always consider booking with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planning Agency. Our agency is an award winning Earmarked agency! We will be available to assist you with everything from finding the best value for your travel party to getting dining reservations and Fastpass+ attractions lined up.  Just get in touch with us at moffits@madhatteradv.com or watch our adventures on Facebook. We don’t just book fun and adventure, we LIVE it!

We are a FULL SERVICE travel agency- if you can travel there, we can book it for you!

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Brand New Times for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, 2017!

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By Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  August 23, 2017

It may be early for some, but those in the know were thrilled to get the update this week on the showtimes for parades and stage spectaculars during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, 2017.

In a change from last year, the following will take place:

Mickey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade will begin later than usual, at 9:15pm and 11:15pm.

Happy Hallowishes Fireworks will take place at 10:15pm.

The Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular will have three shows in front of the castle at 8:15pm, 10:45pm, and 12:00am.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party officially kicks off on August 25, 2017. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets through Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures Travel!

What do you think about this? Leave us a comment, a like, or just share us with your pals! 

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It’s not too late to start planning your visit to Walt Disney World for this Fall through Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures!  CLICK HERE or send us an email for a FREE, no obligation quote. We offer you so much more than the usual! We consistently review your reservation to make sure you are receiving the best available rate offered by Disney- and we update it to get you the best value whenever possible. Our services are always 100% FREE for you to use, but PRICELESS in saving you time and money. We also specialize in setting up dietary Disney dining specialties (gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian), hard to obtain dining reservations, and more!

Are you visiting Disney, Universal, or ANY vacation destination in the future? We have some amazing all-inclusive packages available and can save you time and money so you and yours have the best time possible! After all, one of us is a former Disney Cast Member, and as a husband and wife team we travel the world in search of the best destinations possible.  Again, our services are completely free for you to utilize and you will get YEARS of experience on your side when booking with Moffits- Mad Hatter Adventures.

Always consider booking with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planning Agency. Our agency is an award winning Earmarked agency! We will be available to assist you with everything from finding the best value for your travel party to getting dining reservations and Fastpass+ attractions lined up.  Just get in touch with us at moffits@madhatteradv.com or watch our adventures on Facebook. We don’t just book fun and adventure, we LIVE it!

We are a FULL SERVICE travel agency- if you can travel there, we can book it for you!

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