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Elena of Avalor Meet and Greet Coming to Magic Kingdom

The much anticipated wait is over. Walt Disney World has announced that Crown Princess Elena of Avalor will soon be appearing with Cinderella at the Princess Fairytale Hall for meet and greets starting November 24th. With Tiana currently meeting alongside Rapunzel, this means there will not be a regular meet and greet location for Aurora, though she can still be found at Akershus and Royal Table character meals.   Per Disney PR: Beginning Nov. 24, Princess Elena of Avalor – the first Disney princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures – will begin to greet guests alongside other royal friends...

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Disney World Ultimate Princess Meet and Greet Guide

Intro Whether young or old we fall in love with the Disney princesses in the movies. What better way to immerse ourselves into this fantasy world than meeting them in person. One thing that has always impressed us at Disney World is the high standard of quality and it really shines with their character meet and greets. The interactions that our daughter has with her princess friends goes beyond somebody dressed up as a character to pose for pics; she IS that princess to her.  Even adults will have fun talking to the characters. On one trip Anna recognized...

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Weekly Disney News Roundup for 10-7-16

The Latest Disney World News Plenty of excitement in Disney World this week with the 45th Anniversary Celebration, more Muppets, and hurricane Matthew. Let’s get down to it. The last day to see the Main Street Electrical parade roll through Magic Kingdom will be October 9th before it is shipped off to Disneyland for an unspecified “limited engagement” in early 2017. An replacement has not been officially announced yet. The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is now in full swing! Be sure to watch the Pixie Dust Daily Facebook page for postings of recipes and pics/video over the...

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The Ins and Outs of Disney Parks Pin Trading

Started back in 1999 during the Millennium Celebration, Disney Parks pin trading has become one of the most popular activities in at the resorts. Disneyland, Disney World, and Disneyland Paris all participate in the program and each have their own unique pins. We received a lanyard with pins as part of a vacation package in the early days of trading and have never looked back! The pins have become our standard souvenir to commemorate each trip since there are always new designs and special issues to mark years, holidays, and events. Pin trading is fun for both adults and...

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Disney World Discounts for January to April 2017

Walt Disney World has announced the next set of hotel discounts for January to April 2017! Disney Visa cardholders can take advantage of these deals right away and booking will be open to everyone October 3rd. See below for details on how to save up to 25% off regular resort room rates! No word on any dining packages, though room only rates are typically a better money saver anyhow. Disney World has posted daily park hours through April and you can find the hours listed by month here.   Booking Period: October 3 – December 21, 2016 Travel Dates:...

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Disney Military Salute Discounts Announced for 2017

Disney has announced a renewal of the popular Military Salute discount offers for 2017 for Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Included are various 4 and 5 day ticket packages for Disney World plus 3 and 4 day tickets for Disneyland with a blackout date of April 9 – 23. Special room discounts will also be offered at both resorts. Per Disney Press Release: At Walt Disney World Resort from Sept. 28, 2016 through Dec. 16, 2017, active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active or retired members of the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of...

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Weekly Disney News Roundup for 9-23-16

The Latest Disney World News The last day to see the Main Street Electrical parade roll through Magic Kingdom will be October 9th before it is shipped off to Disneyland for an unspecified “limited engagement” in early 2017. An replacement has not been officially announced yet. The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is now in full swing! Be sure to watch the Pixie Dust Daily Facebook page for some delicious pictures this weekend. If you’re planning on visiting the Festival, you can find the Eat to the Beat concert series lineup and dates here. Over at Magic Kingdom,...

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Getting the Most out of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Every Fall Magic Kingdom puts on a show with seasonal decorations throughout the Park. To top it off, a special after hours Halloween party takes place on several nights beginning in September leading up to October 31st. From 7:00pm to midnight Party guests can enjoy numerous special events including parades, rare character meet & greets, fireworks, and of course trick-or-treating! With limited time to see and do everything, we’ve put together a list of tips to help you get the most out of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.   Party Details The Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will take place on...

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Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Fast Facts

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Fast Facts One of Walt Disney World’s most popular annual events, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival draws thousands of visitors each day to sample food and drinks from both local and international marketplaces. In addition to the delicious food, there are cooking demonstrations, seminars, premium dinner and party events, and even appearances by famous chefs and TV shows. Here are some interesting facts about this years’ events.   Record Numbers The 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival has expanded to a whopping 62 days; more than double the original 30...

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2016 Epcot Eat to the Beat Performer Schedule

2016 Eat to the Beat Performer Schedule The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival’s popular Eat to the Beat concert series boats a huge 186 performances over the 62 day festival run this year. New acts for this season include Wang Chung, BoDeans, Plain White T’s, Toad The West Sprocket, Living Colour, and Delta Rae among others. Performances are held at the America Gardens Theater. All concerts are free of charge with Epcot admission and will take place at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. daily. Arrive early for a seat in the pavilion or just hand around and sample...

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