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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! 

Images and videos ©Moffits:Mad Hatter Adventures

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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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Walt Disney World UPDATE: Glorious Autumn- Fall Has It All!

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By Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  August 16, 2017

It’s time to discover all of the glorious Autumn offerings to be had at the Walt Disney World Resort in 2017.

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is beginning it’s annual run on August 25! We are setting up our Mad Hatter clients with tickets RIGHT NOW- so don’t miss the fun. This  event will return to Magic Kingdom on select nights, beginning August 25. This hard-ticket event features Halloween decor, amazing entertainment, Disney characters in seasonal costumes, Disney attractions, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, trick-or-treating and much more. This year’s event dates are: August 25 and 29; September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29; October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31; and November 1, 2017. Guests are also welcome to dress up for the event (be sure to review costume guidelines before you attend).

Now let’s talk about another of our favorite Mad Hatter adventures- the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival! This year we will have 75 days to enjoy some culinary fun (and delicious food). It will include 35 marketplace locations (this includes 5 new locations this year), 39 dishes to sample, 65 new drink/cocktail concoctions, 225 Eat to the Beat concerts, and some special surprises along the way. ABC’s “The Chew” will return for this year to broadcast five episodes from the festival- and we will be attending one of them for our Mad Hatter client family to see. August 31 is the first day of the Festival.

 

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Night of Joy will return to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on September 8th and 9th. This will be two delightful evenings of music featuring gospel, hip-hop, pop, rock, praise and adult contemporary. This year will feature such artists as MercyMe, Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, and more.

If you are interested in fun Irish happenings, check out the Great Irish Hooley at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs from September 1-4. This good time celebrates all things Irish- song, food, and drink, and will last into late night. This year features entertainment such as The Raglan Roots Coalition, Jake Richardson, and more. It will also feature the Raglan Road Irish Dancers and champion Irish dancer Ciaran Keating on stage.

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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D23 Expo 2017 Spotlight: Pirates of the Caribbean Archives Exhibit

By Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  July 24, 2017

By far one of our favorite exhibits at the D23 Expo this year was the Pirates of the Caribbean Archives. I hope you enjoy these pictures- each one is a true Disney treasure!

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Entrance to the POTC exhibit. They only allowed 20 people in at a time. ©Moffits:Mad Hatter Adventures

Once inside the exhibit area- it was a feast for any Disney pirate fan. From original concept sketches to vintage items, each era of pirates was well represented.

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Next we had Muppet Treasure Island, Treasure Planet, James and the Giant Peach, and some items from Moana. There were even some items from Swiss Family Robinson on hand to view.

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One of my favorite older Disney classics has to be Blackbeard’s Ghost. I was thrilled to see the actual portrait from this film along with some other memorabilia.

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And who can forget that notorious Captain Hook?

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Next, we moved into some costuming treats. The Descendants 2 and that dashing Hook costume from Once Upon a Time delighted fans. We didn’t know we would actually meet some of the actors later in the weekend, either, but that was fun. By the way, the word on Main Street is that the hook pictured below is also the hook that was used in the movie “Hook” with Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams.

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My favorite ship from the modern POTC era is undoubtedly the Black Pearl. In the exhibit we saw a huge model of it placed right in the middle.

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Now we were ready to see some classic items from the development of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Something really interesting to see were the original sketches from 1957 of Ken Anderson’s Haunted Mansion concepts. Yes, the main idea was centered around a pirate! Check out some of the amazing details in the images below!

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Another of the most popular things to see was the original sheet music from “Yo Ho A Pirates Life for Me”.  No one could walk by this without either singing or humming the familiar tune, myself included. It was very special to see the original pencil written composition.

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Next we moved into the modern POTC era a bit more with items from Shanghai Disney. Pirate’s Lair, the POTC attraction,  and the more recent POTC films starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and more. It was amazing to see all of the costumes and props that were actually used in the films.

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With each turn, the exhibit became more and more interesting. It was something to behold, especially when up close to the props and costumes. The detail in each item was fantastic.

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Do you recognize the costumes and props? We certainly did!

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We just want to thank our pal above for allowing us the extra time to take all of these photos to share with you! He was incredibly kind.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate’s life for me…..

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

Images and video ©Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures

 

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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.  Fill out our form HERE to receive your FREE quote. 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. 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 Disney, we LIVE it!

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

 

 

We’re Hitting the Road Again!

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  July 5, 2017

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We are thrilled to announce that we are prepping for travel to Anaheim, California for important Disney fun and events once again!

We will be attending the Walt’s Basement- For the Love of All Things Disney meet up in Downtown Disney on July 13, followed by D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Watch for some great photos and more at the WB Facebook Group, Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures page on Facebook, and here on our blog!

We will be on the road until then, so everyone have a great week! Thank you for supporting our wacky and whimsical adventures!

Leave us a comment, a like, or just share us with your pals!  🙂

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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.  Fill out our form HERE to receive your FREE quote. 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. 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 Disney, we LIVE it!

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

 

 

If You Can Dream It- We Can Book It: Our New Web Site

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  June 27, 2017

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Normally if you lessen your schedule in your chosen profession, people wonder what is going on. In our case- they were not surprised. It was a leap of faith, however (a big one) to take the next step in attaining our dream. Thank you to all of our family and friends who supported us when we announced that we were going to focus on travel and adventure in our lives. Your support helps US support our family, and we appreciate those of you who have booked a trip or vacation through us immensely.

It’s well known that if you don’t book through someone you trust you can be let down. It is also obvious that you are only supporting the industry when you book your own travels- when you choose us, you are making the decision to invest your faith in us, and we know it. We do not take that lightly. We care about each one of our clients and their families, truly. We are not a huge corporation, although we do book vacations for many. It IS different. You allow us to share our love for adventure with you on a personal note. Don’t book directly- go through us and become a member of our valued Mad Hatter Family.

Now it’s easier than ever to get a FREE quote request or contact us! It’s MoffitsMadHatterAdventures.com! Check it out! We are thrilled with our new website and will be adding to it all the time. We can’t wait to create some magic for you and yours! We will treat you like one of the family!

Also, for those of you who follow us on Facebook- watch for a giveaway this coming week to celebrate the launch of our new site! 😉 Hint- be sure you have liked our page!

 

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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.  Fill out our form HERE to receive your FREE quote. 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. 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 Disney, we LIVE it!

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

 

 

Walt Disney World Resort Spotlight: Port Orleans French Quarter

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    June 20, 2017

 

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We tell our Mad Hatter family all the time that yes, we really do live Disney. We have stayed at nearly all of the resorts and have experienced the good, the bad, and even the ugly from time to time.  We always enjoy our time at Port Orleans French Quarter resort, however.

Disney describes this resort as a place with cobblestone streets, gas lamps, wrought-iron balconies and fragrant magnolia blossoms that evoke the Antebellum era with colorful Mardi Gras characters and jazz to keep things lively.  We have found this to be the case, and we love the details that make this moderate level resort so lovely.

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The pools are amazing- so many fun things to see and do both in and out of the water!

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Mardi Gras-themed pool area where King Neptune sits astride a giant sea serpent, affectionately known as “Scales”.  ©Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures

One of our favorite things to do is to take a ferry directly to Disney Springs.

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Cruising along the Sassagoula River on our way to Disney Springs.  ©Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures
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The dock was not far from one of the buildings in which we stayed. We loved the convenience.  ©Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures
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Meticulous grounds at Port Orleans French Quarter resort, WDW.  ©Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures
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With a jazz club, horse-drawn carriage rides (for a fee), hot tubs, pools, and more- Port Orleans French Quarter is a very romantic getaway!  ©Moffits:Mad Hatter Adventures

In particular, if you are looking to get away from it all with your significant other, this can be one of the most romantic resorts at Walt Disney World.

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

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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.  Fill out our form HERE to receive your FREE quote. 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. 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 Disney, we LIVE it!

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