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New Play Disney Parks App-Debut is June 30 for Disneyland and Walt Disney World

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    June 26, 2018

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We are so excited! The brand new Play Disney Parks mobile app will debut on June 30, 2018. This app will be functional at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Designed for guests and guest families to enjoy together, there will be group play instead of wait time with all new interactive experiences and activities created for many attraction queues.

“Guests can play in the parks like never before using this soon-to-launch mobile app to access exclusive experiences … through activities that interact with the surrounding environment,” according to a post on the official Disney Parks Blog.

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The Play Disney Parks app will be a free download available for iOS and Android devices.

Disney Parks Experiences and Consumer Products mobile app

“Play Disney Parks represents the next step in how we use innovative digital technology to enhance the guest experience in our parks,” said Vivek Sharma, Senior Vice President of Digital Guest Experience and eCommerce for Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products. “The app is designed to help guests immerse themselves in the Disney stories they know and love in a whole new way.”

  • Walt Disney World Resort: At the soon-to-be-unveiled Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests can extend their play time at the new Slinky Dog Dash coaster with “Andy’s Board Game Blast,” a fun game that Andy has crafted in his backyard from some spare toys, cardboard boxes and his own imagination. Guests visiting this new land will also be able to experience “Playset Party,” a game in which they help assemble the Toy Story Mania! playset.
  • Disneyland Resort: At the newly reimagined Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure, guests can also experience “Playset Party” while progressing through the queue of Toy Story Mania! and preparing to take a spin on this guest-favorite attraction.
  • Earn Themed Achievements
    Guests signed into their Disney account, available to guests 13 and over, can also earn, collect and share uniquely themed achievements, rewarded for experiences both in the app and across the Disney parks. Whether venturing to certain attractions in the parks or accomplishing an impressive feat at an in-queue game, guests are able to use this feature to showcase their in-park experiences and Disney fandom while filling their “Playfile” with these special achievements.

    Listen to the Songs and Sounds of Disney
    Guests will be able to celebrate their Disney vacation with an enchanting audio experience featuring the music of Disney and the classic sounds of the Disney theme parks. Before, after or during their next visit, guests can access Apple Music in the Play Disney Parks app to listen to curated playlists inspired by beloved lands, attractions and characters – and some favorite memories too.*

    Uncover Disney Trivia and Fun Facts
    Through the Disney trivia feature, guests can band together before, during or after their visit to see if they have what it takes to become Disney trivia masters as they discover fun facts about their favorite theme parks.

    The new Play Disney Parks app is the latest addition to the Disney Parks digital app portfolio. Play Disney Parks complements the popular My Disney Experience app at Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland App at Disneyland Resort, the convenient places for guests to plan their visit, access important information such as attraction wait times and park hours and utilize services like mobile food ordering.

    And this is just the beginning. Play Disney Parks is planned to grow and evolve over time with new experiences and offerings at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, including at the eagerly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, coming to Disneyland Resort in summer 2019 and Walt Disney World Resort in late fall 2019. For the latest updates, follow the dedicated Play Disney Parks app pages – Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort  – as well as the #PlayDisneyParks hashtag on social media.

Will you try the new app? Share the news and let us know!

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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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The Crystal Palace at WDW Magic Kingdom Adds Alcohol to the Menu

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    May 7, 2018

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Guests visiting The Crystal Palace now have the option to purchase alcohol with their meal. Starting today, May 7, 2018, the following alcoholic drinks are offered with the restaurant’s character buffet.

Beer

Bud Light – $7.25
Michelob Ultra – $7.75
Blue Moon – $7.75
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple – $8.50

Wine

Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut– $9/ $39
Fess Parker Riesling – $9/ $39
Kenwood Savioungn Blanc – $9/ $39
Cambria ‘Benchbreak’ Chardonnay – $11/ $49
MacMurray Estate Pinot Noir – $13/ $55
F. Coppola Diamond Collection Merlot – $10/ $45

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Domaine Ste. Michelle and Orange Juice – $10

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Please remember- if you are drinking anything at the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, or elsewhere, please drink responsibly and be courteous to others.

What are your thoughts?

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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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Disney After Hours Returns in June, 2018!

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    May 2, 2018

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It was announced today that Disney World Resort is bringing the popular special event, Disney After Hours, back in June of 2018. This magical event will take place from 9pm to 1am at the Magic Kingdom Park on the following dates:

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018
  • Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Thursday, July 20, 2018 (9pm to midnight)
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Saturday, August 30, 2018

The event is $199 per person in advance and $124 per person on the day of the event. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members get a special discount at only $89 per person.

Attractions that will be operating during the event are:

  • Astro Orbiter
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Disney Princess Greetings at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain

In addition to these, there will be character meet and greets and ice cream with select bottled beverages- all included with admission. And yes, we are able to book this for you through Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures!

What are your thoughts? Excited?!

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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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Donald’s Dino-Bash Overlay to be a Permanent Addition to DinoLand USA at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    April 24, 2018

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In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Mark Renfrow, show director with Disney Parks Live Entertainment, commented that the changes being made to bring Donald Duck to DinoLand USA is a permanent improvement to the area.

Renfrow said that the theming will have a “slightly temporary feel” but that the “[changes] are here forever”. He claimed that the area will “feel much more alive and definitely have so much more for the family and the kids”.

When completed this duck-friendly overlay will have seven brand new meet and greet areas, eight in total. Characters that will have their own meet and greet areas will be:

  • Launchpad McQuack with a hangar backdrop
  • Scrooge McDuck
  • Donald Duck in a welcome center
  • Daisy Duck in a costume design area
  • Goofy in a midway game backdrop
  • Pluto in the Boneyard
  • Chip and Dale on the Cretaceous Trail

How about that?! Excited for the changes? Tell us in the comments!

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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 Thrills

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    April 18, 2018

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Yes, we love our Test Track!

As Disney fans and travel agents, we are always surprised when we hear about people being too scared to ride some of the thrilling attractions at Walt Disney World. It is understandable that health issues should not be ignored, but other than that we can not make too much sense out of it- it’s Disney! Live a little!

The most thrilling rides for thrill seekers at Walt Disney World have been chosen in a poll conducted by Walt’s Basement- for the Love of All Things Disney this past year. (You can find their group on Facebook HERE!)

The chosen thrills are:

  • Test Track- the end of this ride is fantastic, especially at night.
  • Big Thunder Mountain- the wildest ride in the wilderness!
  • DINOSAUR- it will shake you to your core- literally.
  • Splash Mountain- yes, you may get a little wet, or completely soaked.
  • Space Mountain- it only goes 28 mph, but you will swear you are going faster.
  • Expedition Everest- the Yeti may not function as intended but it will leave you breathless!
  • Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster- absolutely fantastic for rock and rollers.
  • Tower of Terror- one of the best queues at WDW, but this is not the typical elevator ride.

In addition to these, I would like to add my new favorite- Avatar Flight of Passage. While it is more of a simulator it is so exhilarating that I have to mention it. Nothing like soaring on the back of a banshee.

I also love Mission Space, although if you are claustrophobic you will not want to ride. I like it on Orange level- crank it up, Disney! I actually rode it twice in a row on our last adventure to EPCOT.

If you love thrilling and memorable attractions, Walt Disney World is the place to be. Not to mention that they have the best safety record in the business.

Do you agree with this list? Think anything else should be added? Tell me in the comments.

 

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

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    Reposting January 17, 2018

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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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Disney Giddy in November!

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By Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  November 7, 2017

It’s November and we are positively giddy here at Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures. Why? Well because it is the holiday season at the Disney parks, of course.

There are so many things to see and do at the Disney parks all over the world right now- what do you most look forward to? We love Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party and the projection lights being used at Disney Hollywood Studios, too. Of course, Cinderella’s Castle and the Main Street decorations are fabulous as well!

It’s November, but we will soon share some of our favorite holiday pics and images on the blog just for you, so keep your eyes open for them.

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