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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!

 

 

Disney Dining Plan: Why You NEED It!

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  July 2, 2017

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We suggest the Disney Dining Plan to all of our Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures family. It is a no- brainer! If you plan ahead for a vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort (and you really should), there should be no debate about this addition to your package. There are three options when choosing the Disney Dining Plan (Quick Service, Regular, and Deluxe), and you can research which fits your party best prior to booking (with our help should you need info!).

We have taken many, many trips to WDW, and we have loved the trips that we paid for the Dining Plan the best for many reasons. It not only makes the vacation all inclusive, but it completely eliminates stress or worry about what to order! With the Disney Dining Plan, you can stretch out and enjoy yourself completely, knowing it is all paid for already. You can experience some of the very best dining establishments at the Walt Disney World Resort!

Here are some reasons we recommend in favor of the Disney Dining Plan:

1. Ease of Use– This is likely the main reason you should go for the dining plan, plain and simple. It is so simple to use! Your dining points are connected to your reservation (and your magic band) so you never have to think about it. Your receipt after every meal will show how many dining credits and snack credits you have remaining. It is so simple that even your children can go to a snack vendor in the Parks and get what they like for the snack of the moment. They can pay for the snack right with their magic band! And did we mention that you do not have to keep track of your finances for food? This leaves a LOT of time for you to enjoy yourself without adding up every nickle and dime.

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2. Control– When your party has the Disney Dining Plan, you have the ability to eat wherever you would like whenever you can get a reservation (or if it is quick service- you can get it whenever you want!). You can choose what you like from a very long list of restaurants, all of which have delicious fare. You can do counter service, a table service, or even a fine character dining experience- it is all point based! Be aware that the  premium restaurants/character dining experiences take 2 points per person instead of the regular 1 point per person, but they are well worth it!

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3. Simplicity – Although many think that the Disney Dining Plan will be hard to use and overwhelming, it is not. It is simple. You can see all of your points after each meal and decide where you want to spend them accordingly. Should you book with us, we will even help you plan! Seeing is believing, and it is easy to see once you begin. Never be afraid to ask should you have any questions- all of the Cast Members are eager to assist you.

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4. NO STRESS! – When we travel with the dining plan in place, we breathe easy. We have already paid for every meal- how simple is that? No longer concerned with how much this appetizer or entree costs, or if we should add dessert or just keep the bill down and pass, we have complete relaxation and can take our time enjoying the award winning culinary delights. Disney has even announced that the dining plan will now include points for a specialty beverage or alcoholic beverage per meal. Tips are not included, but it is less expensive all around when you use the dining plan, so the tip is commonly lower in amount.

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5. SAVE $$$$– As soon as you use the dining plan for your first experience, you will be able to see how much you have saved than if you ordered off of the menu. It is important to keep in mind that at Disney, all magic comes with a price- and the food is costly. With the plan, you can get an appetizer, entree, dessert, and a specialty beverage or alcoholic beverage for everyone in your party! You will be able to see the cash value of your meal, and that will show you exactly all you need to know.

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6. Options!– You can order anything off of the menu and choose whatever you like for each part of your meal with the Disney Dining Plan. In fact, you can even talk with a chef or server should you have dietary restrictions and they will bend over backwards to help you. The plan gives you choices, it does not take them away.

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7. Character Experiences While Dining – If you like to have a lot of extra fun while at Disney, you should choose a character dining experience. There are a LOT of options at WDW for this, so we tell all of our Mad Hatter family of clients about the possibilities. The Disney Dining Plan allows you to partake in the fun without paying a higher price!

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8. HIGH STANDARDS!– Walt Disney World serves some of the best food in the world at it’s restaurants. The quality is outstanding. They even fly in fresh Alaskan salmon every day for some of the locations! It is an experience, each time you eat. With the Disney Dining Plan, you are treated like royalty- but you do not have to concern yourself with the bill. All of your party can eat what they want, without the constraint of a budget.

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9. Snack Time!– Everywhere you turn in the Disney Parks, there are little temptations called snack vendors. From popcorn to turkey legs, to Dole Whip to a famous Mickey ice cream bar- you are covered and so are your party members. YUM- more fun and no stress attached! One of the things we hear before our clients go to Disney is that they will just skip the snacking to save money and go without the dining plan. They return and they have ALL told us that they wound up paying more because they did not add the plan, and they could NOT go without some of the most famous and wonderful snack fare in the world.

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10. BONUS! – When we had to leave at the end of our last stay, we had some leftover points. Guess what?! You can buy snacks to go in all of the resort shops and vendor locations! We were able to bring some stellar candy, cookies, and such home for other family members without batting an eye- and we even brought a few things for some coworkers. This made everyone happy!

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We’ve also heard some clients tell us that “it was just too much food for us” when they booked themselves or ordered on their previous trips. We fixed that! We can tell you which plan will fit your party just based on a few questions so you do not overdo or overpay!

All images ©Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures

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

The info on each Disney Dining Plan level is as follows:

For 2017:

Quick Service Dining

  • 2 quick-service meals
  • 2 snacks
  • 1 refillable mug
ADULT PER NIGHT OF STAY: $48.19 Child PER NIGHT OF STAY: $20.88
Regular Dining

  • 1 table-service meal
  • 1 quick-service meal
  • 2 snacks
  • 1 refillable mug
$69.35 $24.95
Deluxe Dining

  • 3 meals (any combination of table-service and quick-service)
  • 2 snacks
  • 1 refillable mug
$106.68 $38.75
For 2018:

Quick Service Dining

  • 2 quick-service meals
  • 2 snacks
  • 1 refillable mug
ADULT PER NIGHT OF STAY: $52.50 Child PER NIGHT OF STAY : $21.74
Regular Dining

  • 1 table-service meal
  • 1 quick-service meal
  • 2 snacks
  • 1 refillable mug
$75.49 $25.75
Deluxe Dining

  • 3 meals (any combination of table-service and quick-service)
  • 2 snacks
  • 1 refillable mug
$116.25 $39.99

Oh Noes! Don’t Let This Happen to You! Support Small Businesses!

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  June 28, 2017

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I’m gonna be blunt for just a minute.

When you book your travel with Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures, you are helping us personally. It helps us to support our four children. It helps us to pay for housing, insurance, healthcare, food, and everyday necessities. It helps us do fun things like Disney and travel. Without your help we would be in big trouble. We VALUE our Mad Hatter client family!

We would MUCH rather you ask us for several quotes and change things a million times than to worry about “bothering” us. And we beg of you……if something is cheaper than our quotes, let us attempt to price match. MANY of our booking engines do price matches!

Don’t let this be you! Book with us- anywhere you can travel, we can book! Cruises, beaches, desert or lake. We will work hard for you, whenever you need us! Don’t wind up at a resort you overpay for, or at a tourist trap that you could avoid and spend time elsewhere that is highly rated. We know the best places to travel and the best deals for any budget. We do ALL Disney, Universal, Sandals, Beaches, and so much more!

The worst thing for us is to look at our social media feeds and see people we know on the road, doing things we know to avoid – and paying too much for them. It honestly bothers us because these are friends and acquaintances! We care about these folks. We want them to have nothing but the best experiences when traveling with their families just the same as we want it for our own family. Yes, anyone can open an app and find a resort or hotel to stay at these days- but they won’t have the exact rating information that we are privy to.  There is a reason these apps make money off of the bookings. Let us guide you and keep you from falling into a pitfall during travel.

Why not book through our agency and support our local economy?!

Just being honest, folks, and if you ask me the world needs more of that these days. Let’s support one another- and while we are at it please let us know if you sell a small business product (we are seeking a LuLaRoe Disney individual to work with right now!). Support is everything!

Much love! Thank you to all who have booked with us, and we look forward to booking many more of you in the coming days!

 

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!

 

 

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!

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!

Travel News- New TSA Procedures Coming!

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    June 8, 2017

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An alert for those of you heading to Disney Parks via air travel- you should expect new procedures at TSA checkpoints in airports across the country later this year. They will be separating more carry on items (think food, tablets, etc) into bins.

The apparent goal here is to declutter your bags prior to going through the checkpoints. The new procedures of requiring all food or all electronics that are larger than cellphones are still being tested (they have been over the past year) and changes have not been finalized, but they are in the works. Perhaps one good thing is that there are no planned changes as to what is allowed in carry on bags.

Safe and happy travels to you all!

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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!