2017 Walt Disney World Trip Announcement!

Its always an exciting time counting down the days until your next Disney vacation! Although this trip will be more work than play, it is still going to be one I will never forget because I am getting to experience a whole lot of firsts!

So when I am going? We leave Tuesday, September 19th to drive down to Orlando! We’ll be staying at Coronado Springs from Wednesday, September 20th through Monday, September 25th! Monday will be our long day of driving back home.

Like I said, this trip is going to be full of firsts! I am also going to be taking part in seminars Friday and Saturday with my Travel Agency! This is a work trip so I will be learning so many new tips and tricks to help out all of you future Disney Vacationers!

I will be attending my first dessert firework party! The agency that I work for has reserved a firework dessert party at EPCOT for all of the agents as well as our family members that will be accompanying us on our trip.

I will be going on the KEYS TO THE KINGDOM TOUR! For those of you that don’t know what that is, it is a VIP/Backstage Tour of the Magic Kingdom! I don’t know how “backstage” we are going to get but I am super excited to do this tour! It’s something that’s been on my Disney bucket list that I am going to get to check off!

I will be attending my first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! Ever since I went to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party I made it a goal to attend the Halloween party! And now I get to make that goal! The Christmas party was so much fun, even though it rained towards the end and made some things difficult to experience. So, I am hoping that doesn’t happen for the Halloween party! But wouldn’t ya know, that’s the only day during my trip that its calling for rain! (Crossing my fingers!)

I will be staying at my first Moderate Resort! My family has always decided to stay at a Value resort during our trips because we are not in our room a whole lot, besides to sleep and rest. So the room or resort doesn’t really matter to us besides the fact that it’s on Disney property. Also, since we will be staying at Coronado Springs I’ll be able to see the construction progress on the new tower as well as a good chance at staying in one of the newly renovated rooms!

PANDORA! I’m going to get to see PANDORA for the first time! I’ve seen so many videos on YouTube and blogs about it! I am so excited to see it for myself! I have heard that what you see in the pictures and videos is nothing compared to seeing it with your own eyes! I will also get to ride the Frozen ride and see the new Soarin video for the first time! We will also be at Animal Kingdom late on our last night so I will get to see Animal Kingdom at night as well as the Tree lighting. I don’t think we will have enough time to see Rivers of Light because our time will be focused on Pandora and other attractions.

Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After! I am very excited to see these new shows at Magic Kingdom! Once Upon a Time has some very big shoes to fill because I absolutely loved Celebrate the Magic and it still holds number one for me for nighttime show. So we’ll see if that changes when I see the new shows. I liked wishes but not as much as I like the party night wishes. So I’m glad that the Halloween party fireworks haven’t changed yet so I can see those!

Disney Springs! I will also get to see the newly renovated Disney Springs! We set some time aside to eat at the Boathouse for my dad’s birthday. The last time I was there almost have of the construction was complete but I decided to wait until my next trip to visit and see what all it has become.

So who’s all going with me? Well it was going to be a girls trip for my mom and I, but my dad decided that he wanted to go as well. So while I’m in my conference meetings my parents will be exploring the parks together for the first time since me and my brother came along! Which they are very excited about! This will also be the first vacation that I have taken with just my parents in a very LONG time.

Will I be vlogging? Yes, I am going to do my best! I did the best I could do when we went back in December 2015. I don’t have the top of the line cameras that auto-focus and have a good dark view. I am going to do my best, but I am apologizing in advance for blurry videos because I won’t always know if they are focused! I am most likely going to be using my iPhone for a lot of my in-park vlogging, and that doesn’t always have the best pictures but it’s better than nothing! I will be taking lots of pictures! Not like a photo shoot of me but just stuff around the parks and resorts in general!

So as you can see I am very excited for this trip! This is going to be the most firsts that I am going to experience as a guest in a long time! My dad will be experiencing more firsts that I am during this trip so it will be even more exciting to see his reactions and get to experience all of these firsts with my parents! It’s gonna feel like I’m a little kid again!

So be on the look out for future blog posts about my upcoming trip. Which at the time I am posting this I have a 1 day and a half until I leave!! Please feel free to follow me on my social media accounts as I post things while I’m on my vacation!

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During this fall’s Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Resort, you will be able to take part in a new premium dining experience – Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou.

The evening begins with an intimate, spooky dinner featuring a themed three-course menu. During dinner, Dr. Facilier, from the Disney animated film “The Princess and the Frog,” will conjure his friends from the other side, bringing them to life in Blue Bayou Restaurant for a wickedly good time.

After dinner, you will receive a limited-edition custom lithograph featuring art from a Disney Animator. Finally, the Shadow Man bids his guests adieu as they are escorted to a special viewing area for the “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular.

Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou will run from 7-9:45 p.m. during Mickey’s Halloween Party nights Sept. 25-Oct. 31, 2015. The cost is $150 per person for adults and children (ages 3-9). Tax and gratuity are included. Admission to Mickey’s Halloween Party is not included and must be purchased separately.


The Diamond Celebration takes a wickedly fun turn with the arrival of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, September 11 through November 1. Creep on over and meet up with the Disney villains—plus Mickey Mouse and some of his Disney Character friends, all dressed up in their Halloween best. And be sure to check out special fun in Disneyland Park like Haunted Mansion Holiday, Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy and, on select nights, Mickey’s Halloween Party*. For even more “treats,” head over to Disney California Adventure Park where the staff of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ is positively dying for you to drop in.

Of course, that’s all in addition to the dazzling entertainment created especially for the Diamond Celebration—including the electrifying Paint the Night Parade, unforgettable Disneyland Forever fireworks spectacular and the all-new World of Color: Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney. So don’t miss Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort this year—it’s a frightfully delightful way to celebrate 60 years of The Happiest Place on Earth!

Event Dates: September 11 – November 1, 2015


This year, you and your family can add even more treats to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party with the Happy HalloWishes Premium Dessert Package. Enjoy a unique Halloween Experience including viewing of Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade from a reserved location on Main Street, U.S.A. followed by sweet treats at festively decorated Tomorrowland Terrace and dazzling views of Cinderella Castle during the Happy HalloWishes Nighttime Spectacular.

You and your family can delight in themed desserts and a variety of seasonal fruits and cheeses. The bountiful buffet of tempting treats includes favorites such as: chocolate-dipped strawberries, Halloween themed cupcakes and desserts, chocolate mousse, ice cream, hot chocolate, Signature Lemonades and Halloween Specialties, coffee and tea. Share the experience with family and friends with a toast of sparkling cider and take home a skull mug filled with candy as a trick-or-treat takeaway.

Price is $69 per adult, $39 per child age 3 to 9 (tax included). 

Reservations are now available through 407-WDW-DINE or online at disneyworld.com/dine or through your local Disney Travel Agent. Admission to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is required and is not included in the price. Please note that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a separate ticketed event and is not included in Magic Kingdom Park admission.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is held select nights from Sept. 15-Nov. 1, 2015.

If you have any additional questions about the Dessert Package or Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, please don’t hesitate to Ask Me! 


When you and your family sail on a Disney Cruise Line vacation this fall, you’ll enjoy a wickedly good time as the Disney ships transform into a ghoulish wonderland. Several spooky events are planned to celebrate Halloween including a costume contest for adult Guests and a special costume parade for children.  From spellbinding storytelling, fun-filled family entertainment and yummy treats, the Halloween on the High Seas voyages are truly special.

You and your family can join the special Halloween celebration by bringing along their own costumes. When considering costume options, you should refrain from bringing toys or props that resemble guns, knives or other related implements, as these items will not be allowed on board.

Halloween on the High Seas will be offered on cruises that depart in the following time periods:

  • Disney Magic – Oct. 4-28, 2015

  • Disney Wonder – Oct. 1-23, 2015

  • Disney Dream – Sept. 7-Oct. 30, 2015

  • Disney Fantasy – Sept. 5-Oct. 31, 2015

If you are interested in booking a Disney Cruise, please feel free to CONTACT ME!

Crowd Calendar

As you might have guessed, the times throughout the year that have the most crowds are of course whenever school is out for a holiday or the summer. I have created a calendar that may be able to show you how to avoid the crowds all together or you might find that some holidays aren’t actually as crowded as you thought. Take a minute and have a look! If you have any questions please feel free to CONTACT ME! For more information about when is the best or worst time to visit Walt Disney World check out this post, The Best and Worst Times to Visit Walt Disney World”. You can click on each month’s image to enlarge. Hope my crowd calendar helps you get an idea of how crowded or not crowded it will be when you decide to take your Disney Vacation! 


In the beginning of January crowds are still a heavy and dwindling down from the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays. Crowds also pick up on and around the marathon weekends as well. The three day weekend that is associated with the Martin Luther King Day, MLK Day, is a pretty crowded Holiday that a lot of people think that it’s not going to be. The month of January ends with a very light crowd that continues on into the beginning of February.


February starts off with very light crowds, sometimes you feel like you are the only ones in the park! Usually the first weekend of February a cheer leading competition is held, crowds can seem to pick up. Also, depending on when Mardi Gras takes place, a lot of people from Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi head down to Disney on vacation because they have these days off. The second to last weekend in February, the Princess Half Marathon takes place and the crowds will pick up. February ends with very light crowds leading into March.


March starts off with very light crowds. And ends with very heavy crowds due to spring break weeks for elementary, middle, high school, and colleges. Also, depending on when Easter falls, it too can bring heavy crowds to the month of March.


The only thing bringing a crowd to the month of April is Easter. If Easter is early in the year than you pretty much have the park to yourself the whole month of Easter!


Most of May is very light crowds. Most of the crowds here are end of the year school field trips. They usually always have some type of matching t-shirt and only go to one park for the day. So stay clear of the group of same colored t-shirts!


The first part of June you will still see moderate to heavy crowds. This is also when Gay Days take place at Walt Disney World. From the middle of June until the end and on into July is when the heavier summer crowds begin.


The whole month of July you can expect to most heaviest crowds to be at Disney World, besides at Christmas and Thanksgiving. The crowds are really heavy around July 4th, sometimes the Magic Kingdom can even close due to full capacity. So if you are going on the 4th and would like to see the special occasion fireworks, plan on being there pretty much all day.


At the beginning of August the summer crowds are still in full swing. The middle and on into the end of August summer crowds start to decrease as the schools go back in session.


Overall September crowds are pretty light. Crowds do pick up around Labor Day, but it is nothing to right home about. Also, some school fall breaks can fall at the end of September which can make crowds seem more than they are.


For the most part the Fall Breaks determine the crowds throughout October. Some families take advantage of the Columbus Day Holiday and vacation at Disney for a long weekend. Usually the Central Florida schools have a two week fall break towards the end of October, which can cause crowds to be heavy on certain days. Also, Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival is going on during October which brings heavy crowds to Epcot during the evenings and especially on the weekends.


There are a few events that happen during November besides Thanksgiving that brings crowds to Disney World. The second week of November is usually when the schools in New Jersey have some days off and families choose this time to head down to Disney during this time. The second weekend during November is the Wine and Dine Half Marathon, which usually brings a slight crowd to Disney World. Also, Epcot’s Food and Wind Festival is still going on and many locals attend during the evenings on the weekends bringing a heavy crowd to Epcot during this time. The week leading to Thanksgiving the crowds get pretty heavy. Sometimes the Magic Kingdom can close due to capacity. But, once Thanksgiving has passed crowds become very light and carries on into December.


December pretty much always starts out with very light crowds. If you wold like to experience Disney when all of the Christmas decorations and events are going on, now would be the time to go. The prices on hotels and crowds are low which will allow you to experience all the rides, attractions and Christmas events with little to no crowds. Also, at the beginning of December is when they film the Christmas Day Parade at the Magic Kingdom that airs on TV on Christmas Day. The week prior to, the week of and the week after Christmas is probably THE most crowded time at Disney. The Magic Kingdom is more than likely to close at some point during the day due to high capacity inside the park. The heavy crowds finish out the month of December and continue into the beginning of January for New Year’s celebrations.

** Each year the dates will change for each month, check back each year to get an updated  color coded crowd calendar. The general flow of crowds will typically stay the same around each holiday or event that is taking place at Walt Disney World. The only thing that changes is when the holiday or events will fall throughout the year.**

If you are ready to Get The Magic Started for you and your family, please feel free to CONTACT ME or you can fill out my FREE QUOTE SHEET! I hope to hear from ya real soon!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a very popular event that the Magic Kingdom has on select nights during the months of September and October. This party is after-hours and requires a separate ticket apart from a regular admission ticket to the Magic Kingdom. Your event ticket will get you admission to the Magic Kingdom on the day of that event as early as 4:00 pm when the even doesn’t start until 7:00 pm. Magic Kingdom Park will close to general admission guests who do not have a ticket to this event at 7:00 pm, but if you are attending this event you can stay in the park until 12:00 am!

Since Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party is a special ticketed event, only those with tickets will be in the park during the event hours. Also, some of the rides will still be open during this event and since there won’t be that much of a crowd the lines will be short! So pick up some candy and ride the rides with little to no weight!

So what makes Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party so unique? You will get to attend an all new villain stage show that takes place at Cinderella Castle, one of a kind character meets with rare characters and villains, attend two dance parties with characters, Boo-To-You Parade, Hallowishes Firework Spectacular and Trick-or-Treat stations at some of the rides throughout the park!

– Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular –

This show is back again this year! It is hosted by the three sisters from the Disney film, Hocus Pocus, and will be performed on Cinderella Castle’s Stage. The show will feature Dr. Facilier (The Princess and the Frog), Ooogi Boogie (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty). This show has become a fan favorite, make sure to check it out!

– Character Meets –

You can meet with the Seven Dwarfs, Jack Skellington & Sally, Captain Jack Sparrow, the Tremaines, Jafar and Gaston. These characters can tend to have a very long line, my advice would be to get in line early! Also, the princesses that meet in Fairytale Hall will have their Princes with them at their meets during this event. You can also meet Mickey, Donald, Winnie the Pooh and some of the usual characters in their Halloween costumes. There are plenty of characters to meet during this event, but because of the short time frame and long lines I would choose wisely who you would like to meet!

– Villains Mix & Mingle –

This is a short show that is repeated four times throughout the event. Join villains such as: Maleficent, Captain Hook, Cruella de Vil and Dr. Facilier as they put on a brief stage show and then make their way into the crowd to meet guests. Their lines can get pretty crowded at the beginning, try and wait until the end for a short line!

– Dance Parties –

You can dance with some of your favorite characters at two locations, Monstrous Scream-o-Ween Ball located at the Stage in Tomorrowland or Club Villain located at the Diamond Horeshoe in Frontierland.

– Boo-To-You Parade –

Certainly one of the parades that you should not miss or it should be on your Disney bucket list! The parade starts out with the Headless Horseman trotting down the parade route. Following him are the Halloween decorated floats and performers that feature many of your favorites dressed in their Halloween best as well as gravediggers and ghosts! This parade runs twice at each event and the second one is less popular than the first. Still, I would suggest getting a spot early! Scroll down below to see a short video of this parade!!

– Villains Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle –

This dessert dinner features Disney Villains inside what is normally Cinderella’s Royal Table. This dinner is a separate ticketed event aside from your event ticket to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Tickets cost $99 per person! Your ticket to this dinner also gets you preferred viewing spots for the 8:15 pm Boo-To-You Parade and Happy Hallowishes. You also get an autographed card and a souvenir Maleficent dragon cup.

– Happy Hallowishes –

This firework show is similar to the Celebrate the Magic Show as it features Disney’s Villains from their movies and songs as swell as the soundtrack to the Haunted Mansion ride. There is only one showing at around 9:15 pm after which most of the crowd leaves after the show. Which means for the last two hours of the event the crowd is even smaller inside the Magic Kingdom!


– Trick-or-Treat Stations –

What would be a Halloween Party without candy? There are usually nine or so Trick-or-Treat stations throughout the Magic Kingdom. The Trick-or-Treat Stations are located at the entrance to some of the rides. There are two paths that Disney had created for guests to be able to hit all of the stations the quickest way possible. One starts at Space Mountain and the other starts at Splash Mountain

Guests are allowed to wear their Halloween costumes to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, yes even the adults! This is the only time that adults are allowed to come into the park in full costume besides the usual Disney Bounding outfits. So come up with a fun group costume, a unique family costume, a couple or individual costume and have a blast with Mickey celebrating Halloween!

2015 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Disney World Event Dates!

September: 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29 & 30

Advance Ticket Prices: Adults $68 & Children ages 3-9 $63

Day of Ticket Prices: Adults $74 & Children ages 3-9 $69

October 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30 & 31

Advance Ticket Prices: Adults $74 & Children ages 3-9 $69

Day of Ticket Prices: Adults $79 & Children ages 3-9 $74

**If you would like to purchase tickets for this not to miss after-hours party, CONTACT ME today! Halloween night is already booked up!!**

If what all I said above didn’t get you in the mood to attend this party, then check out this video!! To find more videos like this check out the YouTube account, Disney Parks.

**To find out more information about other Holiday Events, Parties & Festivals that take place at Walt Disney World CLICK HERE!**