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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!

Disney World in Autumn- Are You Excited? Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is almost here!

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

 

Since Walt Disney World is going to have even MORE dates added for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party beginning this August, we suspect that we are not far off from seeing Autumn decorations appear in the Magic Kingdom. Are you excited?

We encourage all of our Mad Hatter client family to attend this one of a kind event. We especially love the stage show and the Happy Hallowishes fireworks- and the Boo to You Halloween Parade is not to be missed.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party takes place on the following dates this year and we are booking all of them for our Mad Hatter family:

  • August 25 and 29, 2017
  • September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29, 2017
  • October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31, 2017
  • November 1, 2017

Be sure and review all of the rules for costumes on the official Disney site before you go!

Attractions that will be open during this special event are as follows:

Adventureland

Frontierland

Liberty Square

Fantasyland

Storybook Circus

Tomorrowland

What do you think? Are you excited? 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!

Destination Disney Dining Discussion- Be Our Guest Restaurant

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    June 18, 2017

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Yes, the grey stuff really is delicious!  ©Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures

One of our favorite places to dine at the Walt Disney World Resort is undoubtedly Be Our Guest restaurant located within the Beast’s Castle. We love the ambiance most of all, but the food is delicious regardless of which meal you eat. You can book breakfast, lunch, or dinner and will likely enjoy any one of these options.

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The Grand Ballroom is a lovely feast while you are a guest of the beast!  ©Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures

We love the way Disney describes Be Our Guest:

Feast on French-inspired fare in one of our elaborately themed rooms—straight out of the beloved Disney classic!

Be Our Guest Restaurant is an expansive and elegant 550-seat dining destination located at the foot of Beast’s Castle in Fantasyland. Whether you are enjoying a quick-service breakfast or lunch, or the stately elegance of a table-service dinner, you can select from 1 of 3….

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Be Our Guest offers 3 meticulously imagineered dining areas, each designed to immerse our Guests in the heartwarming mystery and romance of Beauty and the Beast:

  • The Grand Ballroom – Go for baroque in this magnificent ballroom with its high, domed ceiling, chandeliers and snow-laced Gothic arches.
  • The West Wing – Dine in the Beast’s mysterious West Wing study—if you dare—and perhaps you’ll even spy his enchanted rose.
  • The Castle Gallery – Get swept up in the romance of Belle’s private library, and inspired by the larger-than-life figures of Belle and Beast dancing.

Each room is exquisite—but which best befits your royal visit? All 3 venues share the same menu, so whichever you choose, you cannot lose!

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We agree!

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! 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!

The Journey is as Important as the Destination

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    June 14, 2017

 

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We travel quite a bit- and not only to Disney, although any Disney Park is among our favorite destinations. We are asked one question more often than others, however, by our friends and family- why on earth do we drive everywhere rather than fly?

Let me take a moment to answer that. First of all, we do fly. Unfortunately we can not drive over the ocean (although I would cruise anywhere!). We have flown when we absolutely must get to our destination in a rush, such as in an emergency or when we need to take some serious time off of a trip. We simply choose not to whenever we can, especially when we are traveling with our daughters or other special folks.

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We have learned that it is the journey, not the destination, that really holds magic. More memories are made when you are driving to new places for many hours in a vehicle with your loved ones than can be made in a short flight. I am often told that our family is a rarity these days because we are all so close knit. I have no doubt that all of our family road trips over the years contributed to that closeness. My girls are amazing, and getting older- I would redo any single one of our car drives, for time is fleeting and waits for no one.

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The next time you need to take a trip, try to budget some extra time and drive with your own family. Put the electronics away and make up travel games to laugh together. You never know what you may see! Yes, it is possible to spend hours with your kids in the car- and one day, you will be thankful for the opportunity.

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Images ©Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures, 2017

 

Do you prefer to drive? 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!

Meet and Greet Fun: Yes, Baby Groot Really is THAT Cute…Our Disney Hollywood Studios Guardians of the Galaxy Adventure

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    June 9, 2017

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Hey Star-Lord- we’re from Missouri, too!”

We love doing the Disney character meet and greets. It is always such fun to see which character is awaiting us after a brief stint in a queue. On this particular occasion, we decided to have some adventure and do the Guardians of the Galaxy meet and greet with Peter Quill (Star Lord) and the infamous Baby Groot.

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After having a chat with Peter Quill when he asked us what music we would recommend he add to his recently acquired Zune (I suggested some Def Leppard- I am an eighties rock kind of gal), he introduced us to Baby Groot. Baby Groot approved of us assisting in the reparations of the ship and spoke in true Groot fashion. I was smitten. I confess, I now have the Baby Groot cup sitting on my desk because after all- I am Groot.

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Have you met with Star Lord and Baby Groot yet? Would you like to? Leave us a comment.

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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!

 

The Music of PIXAR Live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios- Dining Packages Announced!

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by Moffits- Mad Hatter Adventures
As of today, April 27, 2017, Disney has announced the eagerly awaited dining packages for The Music of PIXAR Live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We anticipate that these will fill fairly quickly, so don’t hesitate. We are booking these packages already for our amazing Mad Hatter Adventures clients- check our Facebook page for updates, pics from the parks, and up to the minute Disney deals!
From the Disney dining site:

Beginning May 26, 2017, you’re invited to indulge in The Music of Pixar Live! Dining Package—which includes one of many unforgettable dining options at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, along with reserved seating at the Theater of the Stars for the park’s all-new evening entertainment.

A showcase of popular Disney•Pixar songs, The Music of Pixar Live! features soundtrack selections from films like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and Up, as performed by a live orchestra. Plus, while the symphony plays, you can watch in wonder as it all comes together with movie montages, outtakes and interview clips from the very folks behind the music!

Featuring great food, cherished music and an atmosphere like no other, The Music of Pixar Live! Dining Package is a one-of-a-kind experience—one you won’t forget… and one you surely won’t want to miss.

Guests who purchase The Music of Pixar Live! Dining Package can enjoy one of three performances of The Music of Pixar Live! each evening—in addition to a meal at one of the following restaurants:

Hollywood & Vine

  • Breakfast – $39 per adult and $25 per child
  • Lunch – $52 per adult and $32 per child
  • Dinner – $57 per adult and $35 per child

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

  • Lunch & Dinner – $45 per adult and $18 per child

The Hollywood Brown Derby

  • Lunch & Dinner – $65 per adult and $22 per child

Important Dining Details

  • Each dining package includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert—or one full buffet, where applicable—along with a non-alcoholic beverage and one guaranteed seat for The Music of Pixar Live! held on the same day.
  • For reservations, please book online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.
  • Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
  • All prices listed do not include tax and gratuity.
  • Some dining plans are accepted—with one table-service entitlement required at Hollywood & Vine and Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano, and two required at The Hollywood Brown Derby.
But wait- there’s more! A package which offers seating for both The Music of PIXAR Live and Fantasmic is also available for you and yours to enjoy.

Guests who purchase The Music of Pixar Live! and Fantasmic! Dining Package can enjoy one of three performances of The Music of Pixar Live! and the evening’s single showing of Fantasmic!—in addition to a meal at one of the following restaurants:

Hollywood & Vine

  • Breakfast – $44 per adult and $28 per child
  • Lunch – $57 per adult and $35 per child
  • Dinner – $62 per adult and $38 per child

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

  • Lunch & Dinner – $50 per adult and $21 per child

The Hollywood Brown Derby

  • Lunch & Dinner – $70 per adult and $25 per child

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