Sara’s Snippets – May 21, 2015 – Chef Mickey’s Brunch

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!

Beginning tomorrow, May 22, 2015, Walt Disney World® guests will be able to make advanced dining reservations for May 31, 2015 and beyond for brunch at Chef Mickey's! Located at Disney's Contemporary Resort, this character dining location has been a wildly popular spot to meet the main Mouse himself. Currently only available for breakfast and dinner, Chef Mickey's will now be adding a brunch menu featuring highlights from the breakfast and dinner menus. 

Brunch will be available daily from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Beginning tomorrow, reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance by calling 407-WDW-DINE or online at disneyworld.com/dining. 

Be well and make magic wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary ResortPhoto Courtesy of Disney®

 

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Sara’s Snippets – May 19, 2015 – Disney Cruise Line Announces Fall 2016 Itineraries

Ahoy fellow Mouse Fans!

Disney Cruise Line has announced the Fall 2016 sailings and there is exciting news! The Disney Magic will be returning to New York City in October 2016! The Magic will be sailing a 5-night Canada/New England cruise followed by 8- and 7-night Bahamas cruises. The Bahamas cruises include a stop at Port Canaveral and cruisers will receive a 1-day Park Hopper Pass to Walt Disney World for that day! The Magic will also be sailing Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises out of Miami, Florida on select dates in Fall 2016. The Disney Wonder will be returning to Galveston, Texas for 4- and 7-night Caribbean cruises. 

Gold and Platinum Castaway Club members can book these new sailings today. Silver Castaway Club mebers and first time cruisers can book tomorrow, May 20, 2015. For more information on these exciting new sailings, contact your Mouse Fan Travel Planner today!

Be well and make magic wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

Disney Cruise Line returning to New York

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Sara’s Snippets – May 14, 2015 – ‘Rebel Hangar: A Star Wars Lounge Experience’

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!

"Rebel Hangar: A Star Wars Lounge Experience" opens this weekend at Diney's Hollywood Studios. Open daily from May 15 – June 14, 2015, this dining location will offer a menu full of Star Wars-inspired food and drink. From Lightsaber Bites to the The Dark Friend chicken and waffles, there is something for everyone. Adults can enjoy cocktails such as a Tattooine Sunset and Dagobah Swamp Juice. 

For reservations, visit www.disneyworld.com/dining or call 407-WDW-DINE!

Be well and make magic wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

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Sara’s Snippets – May 13, 2015 – ‘Indiana Jones’-Themed Lounge Coming to Downtown Disney

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!

Hold on to your hats and lassoes, folks. "Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar" is coming to Downtown Disney this Fall. The lounge (named after Indiana Jones' frequent pilot and pet snake-owning friend) will feature cocktails and small plates. "Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar will be located between Paradiso 37 and BOATHOUSE. 

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Be well and make magic wherver you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

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Sara’s Snippets – April 30, 2015 – New Fall Offers at Walt Disney World

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!

Are you hungry for savings? Book a non-discounted Walt Disney World® Magic Your Way package with a park hopper or Water Park Fun & More ticket, and get a select Dining Plan* – FREE! Guest staying at a Value Resort get the Quick Service Dining Plan for free, guests staying at a Moderate, Deluxe, or Deluxe Villa Resort get the Disney Dining Plan for free! Valid for stays most nights August 28 – October 2, October 25 – 31, November 8 – 19, and December 15 – 21, 2015. 

There is also a Room Discount for stays select nights August 15 – October 3, 2015. Contact your Mouse Fan Travel Planner today to take advantage of these savings on Fall travel!

Be well and make magic wherever you go! 

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same package. Tickets and options must be used within 14 days of first use. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard View Rooms, campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort and Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort (for select dates). Dining plan excludes gratuities and alcoholic beverages. Children ages 3–9 must order from children’s menu, if available. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.

Re-imagined California Grill Takes Disney Dining to New Heights

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Sara’s Snippets – April 29, 2015 – 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!

Registration is now open for the 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend being held January 6 – 10, 2016. In fact, some races are already sold out! If you were lucky enough to get in or are contemplating registering for the races that still have space available, don't forget! You still need a place to stay and rest your weary legs. 

Mouse Fan Travel has special room rates available! Contact your favorite Mouse Fan Travel Planner ASAP to reserve your room because just like the races, rooms are going fast!

Be well and make magic wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

Pyrotechnics light up the sky at the start of the 2010 Walt Disney World Marathon as both experienced and first-timers begin their 26.2 mile journey through the Walt Disney World Resort. A record 55,000- plus runners were on hand Jan. 10-11 to experience the sights, sounds and spirit of marathon weekend, where favorite Disney characters line the race route and greet runners at the finish line. Events in the runDisney series take place in Disney theme parks and offer race-related entertainment. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

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Sara’s Snippets – April 23, 2015 – Changes Coming to the Disney Dream This Fall

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!

In addition to the new Star Wars and Disney Infinity-themed areas coming to the kids club area on the Disney Dream, a few more changes are coming as well! The changes will be seen for the first time on the October 26, 2015, 4-night Bahamas cruise out of Port Canaveral. 

Located on Deck 11, Vanellope's Sweets & Treats will feature homemade gelato and ice cream, an assortment of candy, and novelty treats for purchase. The shop is designed to resemble Candy Land from the movie "Wreck-It Ralph."

A Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will be added to Deck 5 where young guests can go to get Royal make-overs or be transformed into fierce pirates on Pirate Night! 

And on Deck 13, guest 18 and over will now be able to relax under Satellite Falls, a circular splash pool with benches and water fall. 

Be well and make magic wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

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Sara’s Snippets – April 22, 2015 – New ‘Star Wars’ Area to be Added to Disney Dream

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!

The Disney Dream will be in dry dock October 4 – 24, 2015. And there are some major changes coming! 

Out of this world news for Star Wars fans… The Disney Dream is transforming part of the Oceaneer's Club/Lab into the Millenium Falcon! The new Star Wars:Millenium Falcon area will feature interactive elements allowing youg Padawans to "pilot" the ship, as well as partake in Star Wars-themed games, crafts, and activities. There will also be an onboard version of the Jedi Training Academy!

Another new area will be the Disney Infinity Toy Box. This area, based on a Disney Infinity video game, will feature customized on-screen adventures and allow kids to unlock exclusive content that they can continue to enjoy at home! Kids will stand on a life-sized base that lights up in response to the game. Kids can actually become part of the game!

More tomorrow on the changes coming to the Disney Dream this fall…

Be well and make magic wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

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Sara’s Snippets – April 8, 2015 (Pt 2) – Holiday Party Tickets Now On Sale

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!

See… this is what I get for blogging too early in the morning. I was so proud! And then BAM! Big News! So you are getting tomorrow's blog a day early because this can't wait…

Tickets for the 2015 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are now on sale! Tickets for the Halloween Party start at $68 per adult (ages 10+) and $63 per child (ages 3-9). Tickets for the Christmas Party start at $74 per adult (ages 10+) and $69 per child (ages 3-9). Price varies by date. Pre-purchase, Disney Vacation Club, and Annual Passholder discounts available for select dates. 

You can purchase your tickets by visiting https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tickets/events/ or by contacting your favorite Mouse Fan Travel Planner today!

Be well and make magic wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Transforms Magic Kingdom After Dark

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Sara’s Snippets – April 8, 2015 – ‘Captain EO’ to Close Temporarily

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!

"Captain EO", the 3D film starring the late Michael Jackson, will make way temporarily for previews of the upcoming "Tomorrowland" film starring George Clooney. "Captain EO" will close on April 9, 2015 and will return at an unspecified date after "Tomorrowland" premiers in late May. 

Be well and make magic wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

CAPTAIN EO:  "Captain EO," the 17-minute, classic 3-D film experience starring Michael Jackson that entertained audiences at Epcot from 1986-1994, is now showing again daily at Epcot.

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