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Walt Disney World UPDATE: Glorious Autumn- Fall Has It All!

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By Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  August 16, 2017

It’s time to discover all of the glorious Autumn offerings to be had at the Walt Disney World Resort in 2017.

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is beginning it’s annual run on August 25! We are setting up our Mad Hatter clients with tickets RIGHT NOW- so don’t miss the fun. This  event will return to Magic Kingdom on select nights, beginning August 25. This hard-ticket event features Halloween decor, amazing entertainment, Disney characters in seasonal costumes, Disney attractions, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, trick-or-treating and much more. This year’s event dates are: August 25 and 29; September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29; October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31; and November 1, 2017. Guests are also welcome to dress up for the event (be sure to review costume guidelines before you attend).

Now let’s talk about another of our favorite Mad Hatter adventures- the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival! This year we will have 75 days to enjoy some culinary fun (and delicious food). It will include 35 marketplace locations (this includes 5 new locations this year), 39 dishes to sample, 65 new drink/cocktail concoctions, 225 Eat to the Beat concerts, and some special surprises along the way. ABC’s “The Chew” will return for this year to broadcast five episodes from the festival- and we will be attending one of them for our Mad Hatter client family to see. August 31 is the first day of the Festival.

 

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Night of Joy will return to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on September 8th and 9th. This will be two delightful evenings of music featuring gospel, hip-hop, pop, rock, praise and adult contemporary. This year will feature such artists as MercyMe, Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, and more.

If you are interested in fun Irish happenings, check out the Great Irish Hooley at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs from September 1-4. This good time celebrates all things Irish- song, food, and drink, and will last into late night. This year features entertainment such as The Raglan Roots Coalition, Jake Richardson, and more. It will also feature the Raglan Road Irish Dancers and champion Irish dancer Ciaran Keating on stage.

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

Images and videos ©Moffits:Mad Hatter Adventures

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It’s not too late to start planning your visit to Walt Disney World for this Fall through Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures!  CLICK HERE or send us an email for a FREE, no obligation quote. We offer you so much more than the usual! We consistently review your reservation to make sure you are receiving the best available rate offered by Disney- and we update it to get you the best value whenever possible. Our services are always 100% FREE for you to use, but PRICELESS in saving you time and money. We also specialize in setting up dietary Disney dining specialties (gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian), hard to obtain dining reservations, and more!

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.  Again, 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. Our agency is an award winning Earmarked 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 fun and adventure, we LIVE it!

We are a FULL SERVICE travel agency- if you can travel there, we can book it for you!

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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.

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

Images and video ©Disney

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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!

Happy Haunting Highlights: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  June 29, 2017

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One thing we book early (even for ourselves) every year is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort. This private, after hours event is such fun. It is among our family favorites to do annually.  Seeing the Headless Horseman gallop down Main Street USA just launches our Halloween season perfectly!

I have written about MNSSHP many times, but I would love to share some of the highlights with you that we have collected. You are in luck this year if you want to attend the party- Disney has added many more dates!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party takes place on the following dates:

  • 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.

Who doesn’t love the “Boo to You” Halloween Parade?! There are so many fun things to see within this crowd favorite.

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We can even add MNSSHP to your package if you book with Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures, so be sure to mention it when you request a FREE quote from us. Book your party early!

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What do you think? Is MNSSHP on your list of things to do this Fall? Leave us a comment, a like, or just share us with your pals!  🙂

All images and video ©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!

 

Vacation Spotlight: Making a Disney Trip Affordable

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  June 23, 2017

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One of the most common things my husband and I hear from people when discussing Disney:

We’ve always wanted to go to Disney, but it’s just too expensive for us. Can you help us?”

My answer is a resounding YES! We sure can. It is sad to me when I hear from a family that laments that they have not spent time at Walt Disney World or Disneyland because they feel that they simply can not afford it. There are so many ways to make your dream vacation a reality, including some ways that won’t hit you all at once in the pocketbook.

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We can help most anyone book Disney for the most memorable vacation of their lives. Seriously. We do it every single day. The most important thing I ask is about a budget, and that is the first thing you need to establish before we book you for anything.

It is easy to go over budget with Disney- very easy. It is no different than anything else in life. You set a budget, and you have to stick to it. When I book you, you can tell me your budget and then we can tailor a package that fits. Planning ahead is a MUST DO for a Disney vacation. Booking in advance allows you to save your package (usually for only $200!) and then you can make smaller payments as you go, even using Disney gift cards should you want to. Start early- the sooner the better! You can book up to 499 days in the future.

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Another thing that you must keep in mind is to be realistic. Disney has many different seasons and these times of year cost differently than others. Consulting with us, we can advise you to which times of year are less expensive than others and provide you with knowledge and insight to choose some excellent travel dates. Once you know your travel dates AND your budget, the planning can begin.

There are SO many ways to save money (and time) when planning a Disney vacation. All of these things are taken into account when you consult with a trained professional travel agency (such as Mad Hatter Adventures). Disney also offers a myriad of discounts throughout the year, so when you book with us we will automatically check to see if any discounts announced are applicable to your reservation. We have saved our Mad Hatter family thousands!

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It is important that you keep in mind that the best discounts such as free dining, room only specials, etc, do run out within a matter of hours- having an authorized Disney vacation planning agency on your side to apply these special deals is a common sense kind of thing.

Planning for Disney can be done for any budget- it just takes some foresight and consulting.

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

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!

 

 

Talking Skull Returns to Pirate’s of the Caribbean After 11 Years….

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    June 22, 2017

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An old, familiar….er….face has returned to Pirates of the Caribbean at the Magic Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort. It’s new purpose? To mask the brand new on-ride photo that has recently been installed. And they say dead men tell no tales!

The skull was removed during the refurbishment in 2006 (the one in which Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa were added to the attraction, among other things). The skull speaks for a moment and a flash occurs from his eyes timed to the sound of thunder. It is not the original dialogue, but it is interesting to see his return nonetheless.

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

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!

 

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!