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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!

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Mission Space- New Space Themed Disney Dining Experience on the Way

By Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  July 31, 2017

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One of the things that were announced at this year’s D23 Expo is out of this world! There will be a brand new restaurant at EPCOT that will offer an amazing dining experience and spectacular views- from above the Earth in space.

The new restaurant will be adjacent to Mission:Space and will invite all guests to journey into space and dine while among the stars. The new restaurant will be operated by the same Restaurant Group, Patina, that operates many other Disney dining locations, including Tutto Italia and Via Napoli at EPCOT and Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs.

We’ll be sure to let you know as this progress. Keep checking back for details, and in the meantime be sure and reach for the stars.

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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!

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival: Fun From 2017

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    June 6, 2017

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People are always asking us what we love to do at Walt Disney World Resort in the Spring. One of our most favorite Spring activities that we coordinate for our Mad Hatter family is Epcot’s annual International Flower & Garden Festival. EPCOT is always lovely and a true feast for the senses, but during this blossoming festival, things really are kicked up a notch.

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This year’s festival is over, but 2018 plans are already being made. The Garden Rocks Concerts are always a fan favorite- and we are hopeful that in 2018 they will again have dining packages that allow you to get priority seating for your chosen concert.

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In 2017, two new outdoor kitchens were added, bringing the total to 15. We can not wait to see what they add for 2018! The fare available at the outdoor kitchens was divine! We particularly loved the Lamb Chop with Quinoa Salad and Blackberry Gastrique at The Berry Basket. Also a favorite was the Antipasta Misto dish at Primavera Kitchen.

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Throughout lovely EPCOT, there were nearly 100 topiaries on display for us to enjoy. I have shared some of these images with you, but you simply must see them in person to gain an appreciation for the effort that goes into them. There were even over 200 mini gardens floating on the water in 2017.

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There were plenty of goodies available for sale all over the park, too. I enjoyed perusing all of the interesting items for sale and even saw bonsai trees and boiled book crafts this time around.

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We always have an amazing time at the festival, and hope you will get to share in this in 2018 as well!

 

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Images ©Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures 2017

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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 Planner. 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!

You’re Going to Disney- AGAIN?!?! Why?

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    May 24, 2017

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A lovely Spring morning at the Magic Kingdom, WDW.  ©Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures

We’ve all heard it, right? That one question, usually spoken by a friend or relative that just has no idea what the Disney “spark” is all about. Yes, they ultimately exhale a long (or short) sigh, roll their eyes, and utter those familiar words….

You’re going to Disney….AGAIN?!!

If you are anything like me, you simply grin (the bigger the better) and retort a “you bet I am!” as a reply. I have noticed that the happier I sound when I answer, the more aggravated the other individual becomes, however. My bad.  🙂

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Have you seen this look before?

What makes us return to a Disney park so often? What is it that reaches into our hearts, touches us, and inspires us year after year? It certainly isn’t the cost of a Disney vacation (although that is the very reason I do what I do- to make these expeditions as affordable as possible for our clients). It is not the crowd level on a busy day, or avoiding strollers and scooters that stop suddenly in front of us while we are walking with a Mickey ice cream bar in hand. It isn’t the parents that let their kids run wild, throw tantrums without remorse, and climb on the railings and dividers in a queue. So what is it?

In both Disneyland and in Walt Disney World, where we go most often, I have noticed that it is simply the beauty of the parks that appeals to me the most. I realize that this beauty transcends in different ways to different people, which is fantastic and curious at the same time. For myself, it is inspirational beauty. Yes, I love the attractions and the fun with my friends and family, but it is something much more than that which reaches out to me.

Witnessing Walt and Roy Disney’s first foray into the huge undertaking that became Disneyland is nothing short of amazing. How tenacious they must have been to overcome the naysayers of their era to bring the beloved park into existence for all of us! Seeing Walt Disney World, the fruition of Walt’s dream of plenty of space and the culmination of learning from all of the difficulties while building Disneyland, is nothing short of amazing. I still get a kick out of explaining to people that only want to go to Walt Disney World for a day or two that there is no way to see everything in such a short amount of time. It actually saddens me a bit when someone is not prepared for the sheer size of Walt Disney World, then they go and have less than a magical time. This is yet another reason I became a Disney travel planner- not on my watch. I make sure each of my clients is totally prepared before they go. I would want someone to do the same for me.

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The Moffits, EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, 2017.  ©Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures

It isn’t hard to see the beauty. It’s everywhere. From the tiniest detail around the ceiling perimeter in a Disneyland Main Street shop to the most amazing fireworks spectacle at Cinderella’s Castle. Inside a Disney dining location or a resort hotel, it’s a feast for the soul as much as for the eyes.

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Disney’s Contemporary Resort, May 2017. Admiring Mary Blair’s artistic influence.  ©Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures

From the flowers at EPCOT or around the Magic Kingdom on any given morning to the lush flora and fauna at Animal Kingdom, this priceless beauty inspires us to create magical moments for ourselves and others.

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Even the new Satu’li Canteen in Pandora-World of Avatar exhibits the level of detail and beauty that was so important to Walt Disney.  ©Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures

So the next time you hear those familiar words, hear a sigh, or see an eye roll- just grin as big as you can, and know that you share something very special with other Disney fans that the person you are looking at just doesn’t get at all.  ºoº

Do you have this problem with anyone you know? Why do you return to Disney? Share with us and leave a comment below!

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Are you visiting Disney in the future? We have some amazing 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 Cast Member.  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, such as Mad Hatter Adventures. 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!

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Walt Disney World Offers NEW Premium Cruise Around Crescent Lake and Epcot

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits- Mad Hatter Adventures   May 19, 2017

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Sunset at EPCOT.  ©Moffits- Mad Hatter Adventures

Looking for a brand new way to relax and enjoy EPCOT?

Disney has a brand new Premium Cruise Around the World that they will offer beginning June 1st. Guests will board and begin their journey at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. The cruise will travel around Crescent Lake and the World Showcase Lagoon for one hour. There will be light snacks (bagged) and some soft drinks offered and included, and guests will be able to purchase additional items if desired. Each cruise will only take ten guests and should be booked in advance through your travel agent.

Cost is $149 per boat, only up to 10 guests (plus tax).

Is this something that appeals to you and yours? Let us know in the comments.

 

Are you visiting Disney in the future? We have some amazing 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 Cast Member.  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 Planner. 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!

Images copyright Moffits- Mad Hatter Adventures

Disney D23 Expo: Ask For Something Weird

What are YOUR thoughts about D23? Are you going to attend? Wish you were attending?

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Preview image for this weekend’s big expo released by Marvel and Disney.

This weekend’s heavily anticipated Disney D23 Expo event is mostly anticipated for the potential of Star Wars: Episode VII news, but it would be foolish to ignore Marvel and Pixar, who no doubt have big things up their sleeves as well. It is the former who have released a promo image for the event, simply saying “Ask for something WEIRD”.

What this is alluding to is uncertain, but the official line says that if you ask you will “get your first look at an all-new project coming from Marvel and Disney!”

The most popular possibility would be a much sought after Doctor Strange announcement, with weird obviously a synonym for strange. Fans have been clamouring for a Strange film ever since Marvel Studios opened its doors, and it is heavily rumoured to be part of the Phase…

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History of Mickey Mouse — Infographic

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I am not shy at all to admit that I am in love with a mouse.  I have always adored Mickey and millions of other around the world have as well — so much so that he has become instantly recognizable in every corner of the globe and a part of many cultures. But how did our hero rise from his humble beginnings as a replacement for Walt Disney’s lost character of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to the superstar he is now?  Today’s inforgraphic traces his history and evolution from his “birth” in 1928 to present. [VIA]

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