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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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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), plus sized rider information, guests with disabilities arrangements, 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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ABC Will Film Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Special Beginning November 3rd

By Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  October 12, 2017

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Are you ready for the holidays- Disney style? ABC will be doing holiday special and parade taping in November and December for the air dates nearer to Christmas.  There will be multiple shows that will be taped during this time.

The Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade filming at Walt Disney World Resort is scheduled to take place starting the weekend of November 3rd and will run through the 7th. This activity will not include a parade but instead will include stage show performances and musical acts.  Much the same as last year, the parade will be recorded at Disneyland Resort. There is no official word on Disneyland’s schedule as of yet.

The taping events are non-ticketed with cast members typically filling in the immediate stage area as the audience.  It is worth nothing that if you will be present in the park on these days it is possible to view the action from many areas.

We have already informed our Mad Hatter Adventures clients that will be visiting during the week of November 3rd that they should expect potential disruptions such as  walkway closures, etc,  as Disney closes off areas for the various productions.

We will update you will further details as we get the official word.

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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), plus sized rider information, guests with disabilities arrangements, 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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