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A New Interactive Quest “A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas” Coming to Magic Kingdom this Spring
Who here likes pirates? Well, good news for the fans of pirates because Disney just announced today that there will be a new interactive quest called A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas! The new quest will start in Adventureland in Magic Kingdom this Spring. The picture above is a rendering that the Walt Disney Imagineering team did to give you a good idea of what pirate fun is to come.
So what can you look forward to in this new quest? You will get to use pirate maps and magic talismans to help you complete different pirate raids throughout Adventureland. If you can help Captain Jack succeed in all his missions, you will become part of his new crew!
Arrrgggghhhh….let me know how excited are you to become part of Captain Jack’s crew?
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This year, Disney PhotoPass photographers have a ghostly surprise for guests attending the event: two exclusive “Magic Shots” featuring the Hitchhiking Ghosts. Available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party event nights only, photographers located in front of The Haunted Mansion, Liberty Square and the Adventureland bridge will pose you and your family alongside the iconic Disney Parks ghosts.
While they might not be visible to the naked eye, the Hitchhiking Ghosts will appear in your photo just like magic. These exclusive Magic Shots have become a Disney PhotoPass Service Halloween tradition and make a unique souvenir of your visit to Magic Kingdom Park during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Once the Magic Shot has been captured, a photographer will provide a PhotoPass card you can take to a PhotoPass Sales Center or enter the 16-digit code on the back of the card at DisneyPhotoPass.com to view your photos.
Want to take these exclusive Magic Shots and your Walt Disney World Resort memories home for one price? Disney PhotoPass Service’s newest product Disney PhotoPass+ might be right for you. With Disney PhotoPass+, you can have all your PhotoPass photos and participating attraction and dining photos for one price. Click here for more information and to order Disney PhotoPass+.
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With the rumors and testing of Disney’sXPass coupled with the recent ticket price increase, one might wonder if you’re expected to pre-plan every moment of your Walt Disney World vacation.
I’m a planner. I love to plan. I will plan our vacation months in advance. It is part of the fun for me. I enjoy scrolling through the myriad of links I have bookmarked, reading and re-reading tips and tricks about planning your vacation at Walt Disney World. I make lists and spreadsheets of what we want to try new, where we want to eat and any attractions or shows that are a must-see for each of our family members. I prepare a tentative touring plan for each day, with room for adjustments as needed.
Even though I love to plan, I never want to lose sight of what the basis of Disney is really about. The magic. In a recent visit to the Magic Kingdom, we arrived around 9:15 a.m. We began our visit by starting in Adventureland, and the heading to Frontierland. We happened upon the Frontierland Hoedown where we participated in an impromptu bout of the Hokey Pokey. The kids had a blast with Brer Rabbit and the Country Bears.
Although I’m positive you can search and find the approximate times of the Hoedown each day, as well as when to search for PUSH or DiVine, the sense of magic and wonderment you and your children will experience by embracing the spontaneity will add some pixie dust to your day. I could have scheduled the Hoedown into our day, in fact, I have tried several times unsuccessfully. By allowing Disney to do what Disney does best, we were pleasantly surprised and thoroughly entertained.
Disney Parks continue to see an increase in visitors, both internationally and domestically, each year. While this may enhance the need for pre-planning some of your day, don’t forget to stop and take in your surroundings. You never know when a character might pop out of a hidden alcove, or a rowdy dating game (with bad jokes!) ensues, or be invited to participate in an impromptu game of Hokey Pokey.
Have you experienced any un-planned shows or characters appearing suddenly? Does it add just a bit of magic to your day or do you find it to be a hindrance? Do you prefer to plan to see these types of shows/interactions or would you rather leave them to happenstance?
Lisa writes here at Chip & Co. as well as her blog Adventures in Mousedom. As a local to Disney World, she offers a different insight into visiting the parks. If you’re super cool like Chip, you should check it out. Okay, even if you’re not super cool like Chip, you should check it out. Trust me. What’s the worst that could happen?
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Calling all Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders! You may have already heard about the private performances of “Fantasmic!” being held just for you to celebrate its 20th anniversary this month. Did you also know about the commemorative “Fantasmic!” 20th Anniversary apparel for Annual Passholders that will be available at select locations in Disneyland park during these special events?
In addition to the commemorative T-shirts and hoodies available for sale, Annual Passhoders will also enjoy select attractions, shops and restaurants in Adventureland, Frontierland and New Orleans Square during these special events.
There are four dates to choose from, on which this special event will run from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., with a showing of “Fantasmic!” at 11:30 p.m. each night.
- Monday, May 14
- Tuesday, May 15
- Monday, May 21
- Tuesday, May 22
Space is limited, so RSVP now! To register yourself and up to three Annual Passholder guests, please follow these steps carefully:
- Visit any open ticket booth in the Disneyland Resort Main Entrance Esplanade.
- Present your active Annual Passport and a valid, government-issued photo I.D. as verification of your eligibility to register for the event.
- Based on availability, select your desired event date.
- Upon completion of your RSVP, the cast member will give you a voucher, required for admission to the event. Limit one (1) voucher per eligible Annual Passholder; multiple vouchers will not be honored.
Registration will close at 10 p.m. (PST) on Thursday, May 10, 2012, or as soon as event capacity is reached. You must be at least 18 years old to RSVP, and space is limited, so reserve your spot now!
Click here for full details and restrictions.
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