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BRAND NEW 2018 Disney Dining Plan Changes!

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  June 21, 2017

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The Yak Attack is now part of the Disney Dining Plan for 2018! ©Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures

This week Disney changed things up again. This time, Disney has announced some  changes and alterations to the ever-popular Disney Dining Plan. Coinciding with the release of 2018 Walt Disney World vacation packages, the dining plan changes are highlighted below.

You can discover more information on Disney’s official site or at Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures (and request a free no-obligation quote!).

Magic Your Way® Packages
Guests of select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels with Magic Your Way Vacation Packages that include a Disney Dining Plan have several new beverage options available.

Beverages – Guests under 21 can choose (1) non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered). Guests over 21 can choose either one (1) single serving non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one (1) single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement.

A single serving non-alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Artisanal Milkshakes
  • Fresh Smoothies
  • Premium Hot chocolates
  • Soda, Coffee, or Tea

A single serving alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Beer or Cider
  • Wine or Sangria
  • Mixed Drinks and Specialty Cocktails

Most beer, wine and mixed drink beverages included, some exceptions apply.
Guests must be age 21 and over and present valid ID to be served one (1) alcoholic beverage.

Alcoholic beverages may only be redeemed with a quick-service or table-service meal entitlement.


Magical Extras

Added

  • Planet Hollywood
  • EARL OF SANDWICH
  • Wolfgang Puck Express
  • Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop
  • JOHNNY WAS
  • Live Trends
  • Set the Bar
  • Sublime Gifts and Finds
  • Sugarboo & Co.
  • UGG
  • Vince Camuto
  • Basin

Removed

  • The Hairwraps Company
  • Shore

Add-Ons

Golf

  • Guests may book tee times up to 180 days in advance (subject to availability).

Please note that the last date of a Guest’s 2018 Magic Your Way Package may not be more than 499 days in the future and most airlines can not be booked more than 331 days in the future.

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!

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….

Royal Rooms for Loyal Subjects
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!

Your Own Magical Photo Shots at Disney?

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    June 15, 2017

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We captured this shot on a whim at Walt Disney World. I really like it because it reminds me that some of the magical atmosphere when you are there is subtle.

What is something that you like to take a picture of when you visit? Do you have any magical shots that are not of the usual fare? My hubby even takes pictures of the trash cans at Disney because they are so different from one another!

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Images ©Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures

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!

Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom’s “Happily Ever After”- First Ever Showing

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    June 13, 2017

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Image ©Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures

Recently, we had the privilege of being at the Magic Kingdom to view the first ever “Happily Ever After” fireworks spectacular. This new show is the replacement for the “Wishes” fireworks show which was very popular and ran for fourteen years.

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We had a largely unobstructed vantage point to view the show, and chose our spot carefully (we are sharing our secret spot with our Mad Hatter family, so don’t forget to ask!). The crowds were amazing, even as the sun went down. Main Street U.S.A. was full of cheer and excitement and everyone around us was practically giddy as the time finally arrived.

The effects in the show are truly spectacular, and the projections on the castle feature a lot of the Disney characters that have been overlooked in previous shows. Characters such as Mulan, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and many more appear larger than life in brilliant color. I won’t spoil it for those who have not seen the show in it’s entirety, but it is not to be missed. The crowd loved it on the first night, and cheers were everywhere at the conclusion of the spectacle. It is a winner, and in all honesty I like it even more than it’s predecessor. Please enjoy the images from that first showing.

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

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All images ©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!

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!