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TCM and Disney To Transform The Great Movie Ride

The Great Movie Ride to make slight changes

theaterLook for a few new changes to The Great Movie Ride in the Spring of 2015.  In an agreement reached with TCM (Turner Classic Movies), Imagineers will work with TCM programmers to design a few new elements of the iconic ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The pre-show will now feature a video segment hosted by TCM regular Robert Osborne.  The film montage finale will also be changed to feature over 200 high definition clips.  The ride itself will also feature audio elements by Osborne as he describes the various scenes. 

The front facade of the attraction will continue to represent the Chinese Theater, however the large Sorcerer's Hat directly in front will be taken down shortly after the new year.  Guests should consider the modifications to the attractions as a "fresh coat of paint", not a total overhaul.

The changes should be completed sometime in the spring of 2015.

As part of the TCM partnership, TCM will launch, "Treasures from the Disney Vault".  This series will feature classic Disney features such as Treasure Island, The Three Caballeros, special episodes from "Disney's Wonderful World of Color", as well as other great programming.


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2 Great Early 2015 Walt Disney World® Offers

2 Great Discount Offers for Early 2015


With the Fall season upon us, many guests are planning their 2015 Walt Disney World® Resort vacations now.  And it's a great time, because we now have TWO great offers to choose from.  Contact your Dream Designer at My Mickey Vacation Travel today to help determine which offer provides you with the best value. 

Room Only Discount

Receive up to 30% off your room rate when you stay at a Walt Disney World® Resort.  Savings are available for most dates between 1/5/15-3/28/15. 

Stay, Play, & Dine

When you stay at selected Walt Disney World® Resorts between  12/14/14-12/20 and 1/5/15-3/28/15, you can save up to an additional $600 when you add tickets and the Disney Dining Plan to your package with a 5-night, 6-day Magic Your Way Package.

Your My Mickey Vacation Travel Dream Designer will gladly help calculate which plan will save you the most money.  Also ask about our Layaway Plan, and all of our Free concierge planning services.

Contact us today by clicking the link below or calling toll free 855-My-Mickey (855-696-4253)

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"Frozen Summer Fun" Gets Even Better


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"Frozen Summer Fun" Premium Package Adds An Extra Special Touch

Last week, we told you about the new Frozen Summer Fun activities coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios® this summer.  To add a special touch, guests can now add preferred viewing and seating to several of the events with a specially-priced Premium Package. 

With the Premium Package, guests will enjoy the 11:00 a.m. Royal Welcome processional (including light snacks), and then later in the day they will experience reserved seating at one showing of "First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration" held between 12:30 and 7:00 p.m.  The evening will culminate with a dessert party event from 8:30-10:00, including an exclusive viewing location for nightime showing of the Frozen fireworks spectacular. 

Packages cost $59 for adults and $34 for children (including tax and gratuity). Discounts do not apply. Park admission is required. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Ask your Dream Designer® for more information on adding this great event to your daily itinerary.

 You can make the trip to Walt Disney World, too.  Contact our winning team at My Mickey Vacation Travel

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Soarin' To Lose Standby Line During Test

"Soarin'" To Lose Standby Line in Test"

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On the heels of a weekend test at the Anna & Elsa meet and greet at Magic Kingdom where the standby line is being "removed" and replaced by a return-time ticket, a similar test will be taking place at Epcot's Soarin' attraction next week.

According to information gathered by one of our Dream Designers at the parks today, guests arriving at the Soarin' attraction throughout the day on July 28, 29, and 30th will be given a paper Pass with a specific return time.  This will be in lieu of waiting in a long Stand-by queue.  During this test, the queue will be 100% inaccessible unless you have a Fastpass+ or a return time ticket. 

There are currently no announced plans to continue this test at either the Anna & Elsa or Soarin' locations past the announced testing periods.  It appears that the parks may be looking for ways to encourage guests to spend less time waiting for attractions.  We will keep you posted as tests continue.

To be sure that your vacation plans are up to date with the latest information, be sure to book your next vacation with the Dream Designers at My Mickey Vacation Travel.  Click here for a free quote request and learn how our planning services can make for a stress-free visit for your family.

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"Frozen" Takes Center Stage at Disney's Hollywood Studios

The World of "Frozen" Hits Disney's Hollywood Studios

anna elsa hsIf you can't get enough of the cast of "Frozen", now's your chance to see them live and in person.  Beginning July 5 and running until September 1, guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios can participate in several events centered around Anna & Elsa, and the rest of the "Frozen" gang.  These events look incredibly amazing, and will be an added plus for all fans of the hit movie.

From the Disney Parks Blog, here is a list of the daily events.....

  • Olaf on Summer Vacation – Olaf the snowman is having the time of his life on his very first summer vacation! He chimes in throughout the day to keep everyone updated on all his adventures. Plus, you can pick up your very own Take-Along Olaf from locations in the park, so he can join you on your summer vacation. And when you share your photos with Olaf on social media, be sure to tag them with #OlafSummerVacation. They may just get selected to appear in that day’s grand finale!
  • Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome – At 11:00 a.m. each day, Elsa and Anna arrive in Hollywood as part of their goodwill tour of neighboring kingdoms, making their way down Hollywood Boulevard in a horse-drawn sleigh. Kristoff is along for the fun, too, joined by a flurry of skaters, skiiers, ice cutters and more! The entire procession culminates in a special moment at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage to officially welcome the visiting royalty to this kingdom of Hollywoodland.
  • For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration – Cool down inside the Premiere Theater, where Anna and Elsa join the Royal Historians of Arendelle for a fun and comedic retelling of the unique history of their Kingdom, filled with delightful, sing-along moments from “Frozen.”
  • Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland – Inside Soundstage One, Oaken and his cousins have created a Frozen Funland filled with cold weather activities, unique photo opportunities, and more! There’s a frozen pond with ice skating demonstrations, wintertime fun for kids in the “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” play area, a “big summer blowout” with plenty of “Frozen” merchandise, and special “Frozen”-inspired food and beverage offerings.
  • “Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party – Starting at 5:30 p.m. each day, a dance party takes over the area around the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage, with a DJ, live band, and more! The band plays a variety of classic and contemporary summer rock & roll hits, as well as a cool, rocking medley of “Frozen” favorites. It’s going to be hot!
  • “Frozen” Fireworks Spectacular – Everything wraps up at 9:45 p.m. when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf come together at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage for a grand finale to the day’s festivities, kicking off an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the glorious music of “Frozen!”

I for one am ELATED and can't wait to see these events.  No Fastpasses will be available (at this time) so get to the parks early, or let your Dream Designer from My Mickey Vacation Travel add these events to your daily plans.

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