Extra Magic Hours are on the Schedule for 2016

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We have great news, there will be Extra Magic Hours in 2016! I know there was some speculation that they might be a thing of the past because they were not appearing on the Disney Travel Agents calendar but low and behold, Disney came through!See the calendar here - January 2016So after you breathe a sigh of relief and the wheels are turning toward planning your 2016 Disney World vacation. Have no fear I am here to help.I am an Independent Travel Agent with World of Magic Travel … [Read more...]


Marvel’s Ant-Man Celebrates World Premiere

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The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California was the place to be on June 29th, when the cast and crew of Marvel's latest hit "Ant-Man" celebrated the world premiere of the film.Ant-Man coming to theatres near you on July 17th, brings us the story of Scott Lang and Dr. Hank Pym who join forces to protect the secret of the amazing Ant-Man suit which allows the wearer to shrink in size but increase their strength.The action packed adventure full of edge of your seat scenes star Paul Rudd … [Read more...]


Mickey Mouse Club & A Goofy Movie Anniversaries Will Be Celebrated At D23 Expo 2015

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Members of the original Mickey Mouse Club will join the fun at D23 EXPO 2015 during a special presentation to commemorate the show’s 60th anniversary. Celebrating Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club — 60 Magical yEARS, hosted by author Lorraine Santoli (The Official Mickey Mouse Club Book), will take place Sunday, August 16 at 5 p.m. in Stage 23. The panel, featuring original Mouseketeers Sherry Alberoni, Sharon Baird, Bobby Burgess, Tommy Cole, Darlene Gillespie, Cubby O’Brien, and Doreen Tracey, … [Read more...]


Disneyland Refurbishment Calendar for 2015

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Here's a current list of attractions that are closed at Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure with their estimated re-opening date.Disneyland ParkPeter Pan's Flight                                                     Now-July 1, 2015 Innoventions                                                             Now-October 1, 2015 Tomorrowland Theater                                           Now-August 8, 2015Don't forget to read up the latest Innoventions Gossip … [Read more...]


Nintendo is Making a Huge Deal with Disney

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Hello all my fellow Disney Addicts! I know what you are thinking, "Really it's her again". Why yes, it is me again. I have some gossip for my gamer buds out there. I love video games. I did have the first Nintendo. Not sure why I felt the need to point that out.Rumors have been swirling and from some credible sources that Nintendo and Disney will be joining their amazing talents together. That would be SO AWESOME! Imagine the gaming possibilities. The deal might include videos as well as … [Read more...]


DisneyQuest Will be Closing to Make Room for The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort

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DisneyQuest will soon close it's doors for good. It will be closing next year. The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort will take over that location. DisneyQuest has open since June 19, 1998, so quite a long time. When it first opened it was ahead of it's time in many ways. However now that technology has improved greatly many people feel this attraction is bit outdated and in need of updating.DisneyQuest annual passes and the Water Park/DisneyQuest combo pass will no longer … [Read more...]


Magic of Disney Animation will Close Soon

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First let me say that our girl Anonymouse was right again! Sadly, the Magic of Disney Animation will close on July 12, 2015. The Animation Gallery next door will stay open till late August. My daughter loved taking the art classes there. They had a way of making even the worst artist seem like they could draw a Disney character.This is another closure in a series of closures that has been happening at Hollywood Studios. They are going to be changing a lot in the park, along with the name. … [Read more...]


Top 5 Gift Shops at Downtown Disney

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Walt Disney World isn’t just parks and resorts! If you haven’t spent some quality time shopping at Downtown Disney (soon to be renamed “Disney Springs”) you’re missing out. With 58 stores, restaurants that serve up quick service, sit down meals and desserts you’ll always have something to do. Plus it’s all rapidly expanding to offer even more places to shop. Set aside some time to browse the area, especially my Top 5 Favorite Shops!World of Disney- If this wasn’t my favorite I know you’d … [Read more...]


Disneyland Resort Generates $5.7 Billion for the California Economy

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An independent study recently concluded that the Disneyland Resort generates $5.7 billion annually for the Southern California economy. The study was conducted by Arduin, Laffer & Moore Econometrics, they also concluded that the Disneyland Resort contributes more than $370 million in state and local taxes.As Orange County’s largest employer with 28,000 cast members, the Disneyland Resort has been an economic engine for Southern California for 60 years, drives 80 percent of hotel … [Read more...]


Just a Reminder Selfie Sticks Are Now Banned at Disney World and Disneyland

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Just a friendly reminder that selfie sticks will be under a universal ban as of June 30th, 2015.First Disney banned selfie sticks on the rides but that was not enough because they were still having problems with people using them on rides, and causing incidents in the parks. So Disney decided to ban them all together last week. You can not even enter the park with a selfie stick. You will have to leave with it or you can leave it at guest services and then come back and pick it up on your … [Read more...]