Sara’s Snippets – August 21, 2014 – Villains Unleashed

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!

Do you think Cruella DeVil was just fashion forward? Was Maleficent just misunderstood? Then the Villains Unleashed Event being held at Disney's Hollywood Studios this Saturday night (August 23) is for you! Tickets are still available on the Walt Disney World website

This one-night-only event requires separate admission. The party starts at 8:00 pm but ticket holders can enter the park as early as 5:00 pm. There will be many rare villain sightings so be sure to leave plenty of time for meet & greets with your favorite bad guys! And be sure to stay for the entire event as the "Villainy in the Sky" fireworks don't start until 12:45 am. 

Be bad and wreak havoc wherever you go! devil

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

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Sara’s Snippets – August 20, 2014 – American Idol Experience to Close August 30, 2014

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!

The American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be closing for good on August 30, 2014. This is earlier than the previously announced closing date of January 2015! While no official reason has been given other than that the attraction is part of a "continuous review of the Walt Disney Company's entertainment offerings," rumors abound about what may replace this attraction. 

So for your last chance at a "Golden Ticket" to audtion for American Idol, be sure to visit the American Idol Experience by August 30, 2014!

Be well and make magic (or music – whatever) wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

American Idol Experience Juniors Edition During Disney Parks Limited Time Magic

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Sara’s Snippets – August 13, 2014 – D23 Expo 2015

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans! 

The D23 Expo, Disney's official fan convention, will take place August 14 – 16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center. I have been lucky enough to attend both previous Expos and it is a not-to-be-missed event for any true Disney fan! Whether it is a peek into the Disney Archives, a look at upcoming films with celebrity panels, or the Disney Legends ceremony, it is a bucket list item for hard core Disney fans. 

Tickets for the 2013 D23 Expo go on sale on August 14, 2014 and Early Bird Discounts are available for tickets purchased online prior to June 30, 2015. (The earlier you buy, the better the discount!) Tickets can be purchased on the D23 web site.

Be well and make magic wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner 

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Sara’s Snippets – August 7, 2014 – Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! Extended

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!

Good news for those of us who just can't get enough Frozen Fun at Disney's Hollywood Studios. "Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! at Disney's Hollywood Studios" has been extended through September 28, 2014! 

The Frozen Fireworks Spectacular will continue nightly through September 1, then will change to Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through September 28. (The exception is August 23 when the after hours event Villains Unleashed is being held.) Most other entertainment will continue to be featured daily. 

Be well and make magic wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

"Frozen Summer Fun Live!" at Disney's Hollywood Studios

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Sara’s Snippets – August 6, 2014 – Epcot Food & Wine Premium Package

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!

Has your Mouse Fan Travel Planner already booked your Walt Disney World vacation during the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival this fall? (September 19 – November 10, 2014) Now guests staying at a Walt Disney World resort can add an exclusive Epcot Food & Wine Premium Package to really make the most of the Festival! 

Available from Noon – 8:00 pm on select Monday – Thursdays during the festival, the package includes access to premium locations throughout the World Showcase where guests can order food from the festival kiosks to be delivered to them! The package also includes admission to one Late Nights LIVE! event – an after hours event that takes place select nights during the Festival, as well as in room gifts including a bottle of wine, souvenir wine glass, a special MagicBand, $50 Disney gift card, and truffles. The package is $199 per person and can be booked by calling 407-939-1889. 

Be well and make magic wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

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Sara’s Snippets – July 31, 2014 – ‘Frozen’ Characters on Select Disney Cruise Sailings

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!

"For the first time in forever," Anna and Elsa from the wildly popular Disney film, 'Frozen', will be sailing the high seas with Disney Cruise Line on select 7-night and longer itineraries. Anna and Elsa are taking their "Royal Tour" of the Disney Cruise Line fleet and are making special appearances while onboard. Olaf has already taken up residence on Castaway Cay, living out his dream of "Summer"!

Be well and make magic wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner 

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Sara’s Snippets – July 30, 2015 – 2015 Disney Travel

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans! 

It's finally here! Guests can now book travel (up to 499 days in advance) for 2015 vacations to the Walt Disney World® Resort, the Disneyland® Resort, and Aulani – A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina. Adventures by Disney® and Disney Cruise Line are also booking 2015 travel!

Contact your favorite Mouse Fan Travel Planner today to plan your 2015 getaway to the magic!

Be well and make magic wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

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Sara’s Snippets – July 23, 2014 – New Late Fall Room Offer

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!

Enjoy spook-tacular savings on Late Fall stays at Walt Disney World Resort®! Save up to 30% on stays most nights 10/4/14 – 11/25/14 and 11/29/14 – 12/23/14. *

Save up to 15% at slect Value Resorts
Save up to 20% at select Mdoerate Resorts
Save up to 30% at select Deluxe & Deluxe Villa Resorts

Book by 10/3/14 by contacting your Mouse Fan Travel Planner today!

http://www.mousefantravel.com/disney-destinations/walt-disney-world-re sort/latest-deals/late-fall-save-30

Be well and make magic wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner 

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*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites, Disney's Art of Animation Resort – Little Mermaid Standard Rooms, The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian, Disney's Contemporary Resort – Bay Lake Tower, and 3-Bedroom Villas. 30% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings for other Resorts. 

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Sara’s Snippets – July 16, 2014 (Bonus!) – 2015 Packages Can Be Booked Beginning July 30, 2014

Greetings again fellow Mouse Fans!

Finally, after many long days and weeks of waiting, wondering, wishing and a little bit of whining… Disney has announced that Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Aulani – A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, will begin accepting reservations for 2015 packages on July 30, 2014. (Reservations can be made for up to 499 days in advance, which means that technically we will not be able to book ALL of 2015 until August 19, 2014.) 

Contact your favorite Mouse Fan Travel Planner today regarding your 2015 vacation plans so that they can get you a quote on July 30, 2015!

Be well and make magic wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

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Sara’s Snippets – July 16, 2014 – Trattoria al Forno

Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!

Disney's Boardwalk area is getting a new restaurant – Trattoria al Forno - opening in December 2014. Trattoria al Forno will feature "Old World"-style Italian food, representing specialties from the different regions of Italy. Neapolitan-style pizza, Bolognesewith house-made cavatelli, and Pork Chop alla Milanese are just some of the regional cuisine to be featured at this new eatery, replacing Kouzzina by Cat Cora, which will close in September. 

Be sure to save room for dessert! Tiramisu, panna cotta, and bombolini are just a samplig of the pastries on offer to tempt you. And no Italian meal is complete without the perfect wine to accompany your meal (choose from over 60 varieties by the bottle and over 25 varieties by the glass) and an after-dinner coffee or cappucino. 

Trattoria al Forno will begin accepting Advanced Dining Reservations in a few weeks!

Be well and make magic wherever you go!

Sara Varney
Travel Planner

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