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We have yet another long list of Disney updates this week plus some awesome Cyber Monday deals to kick off your Christmas shopping or just fuel your year round Disney addiction. Let’s start off with all of the Disney World news.
Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World is offering up a new type of discount, the 4 Park Magic Ticket. The Magic Ticket is basically a discounted standard non-Park Hopper pass that will get you into one Park each day. The only difference is that it must be used for each of the four Parks, which may be a way to encourage guests to go to Hollywood Studios during the heavy construction right now. The savings are significant though. A standard 4 day ticket is $325, while the 4 day Magic Ticket is only $279 saving you $46 per ticket.
Disney Springs has added some aerial nighttime entertainment in the the form of a 300 strong drone fleet. The lighted drones dance through the air to classic Disney Christmas tunes. Find out more about the drones here.
Pandora – World of Avatar has finally been officially announced for a summer 2017 opening. If you’ve been to Animal Kingdom lately you’ll have already seen some of the floating mountains from the bus terminal and entrance areas. Even from a distance it looks stunning and I for one can’t wait to get in there. Check out some new hi-res concept art here.
Also announced at the recent D23 event in Orlando was the introduction of MagicBand 2. They will work pretty much the same as the current MagicBands, but have a center disc that can be removed and placed inside another carrier, such as a keychain. We’ll be looking for other new tech incorporated into this change.
A new festival is helping fill the rapidly dwindling non-event days at Epcot. The Epcot International Festival of the Arts will be showcasing artists and, of course, food beginning this January. Broadway style musical entertainment will also be featured int he American pavilion. The events will run Friday through Monday each week from January 17th to February 20th.
Tip of the Week
One of the most common questions I get is how do you find all the popular princesses around Disney World. To answer this question I’ve put together an article with locations for each princess and helpful tips on how to get the most out of your meet & greets. Get all the answers in the Disney World Ultimate Princess Meet & Greet Guide.
Disney Movies and Television
If you haven’t been to the theaters this past week, make sure to get out and see Moana. It won’t replace Tangled as my current favorite of the newer Disney animated movies, but it is yet another refreshing departure from the classic princess stories. The music is unique and the visuals are stunning.
Big Hero 6 will be making its return in animated TV form in 2017 on Disney XD and Disney announced that most of the original cast have signed on to provide their voice talent. Big Hero 6 has a lot of potential for story lines and I’d love to see this series really take off.
Disney Studios has its plate very full for the next few years with new films from Disney Animation, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel. Just in 2017 we have the live action Beauty and the Beast, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and Star Wars: Episode VIII that are sure to top box office charts. To help keep track of it all I have a roster of new releases through 2019.
Cyber Monday Discounts
Everybody loves a good deal and this is especially important for Disney fans who buy for gifts, travel, and collections. I’ve put together a list of some great deals covering all of these to give you some variety.
Disney Store: On Cyber Monday graduated savings up to 30% off are being offered, plus get free shipping with code CYBER. Disney Store also has discounts going on for Frozen and Holiday items. There is a lot of new merchandise to choose from right now! CLICK TO SHOP
Joffrey’s Coffee: If you’re a fan of coffee and Disney World you’re likely familiar with Joffrey’s Coffee. They are offering 30% off select coffees, teas, and gifts for Cyber Monday. CLICK TO SHOP
Amazon: There are some wonderful books for the Disney fans on your list and Amazon has a great promotion going today. Check out the new Art of Moana or 60 Years of Disney Parks Maps. Use code HOLIDAYBOOK to receive $10 off any print books purchase of $25 or more. CLICK TO SHOP
Think Geek: If you have a Star Wars fanatic on your list, or maybe just need to add to your own collection, Think Geek is offering up to 60% off dozens of items plus free shipping! Use code CYBER16US. CLICK TO SHOP
Lego: Lego has become a big player in the Disney and Star Wars markets in recent years and both myself and my daughter have several sets. I love giving Legos as a gift for kids because it gives them the option of following the instructions for the build and then modifying it or tearing it down to make whatever their imaginations desire. Sets range from small 100 piece Star Wars ships to the enormous 4000+ piece Cinderella Castle. CLICK TO SHOP
Universal Orlando Tickets: Undercover Tourist has a special Universal ticket package you won’t find anywhere else! Get a 2-Park 2-Day Park-to-Park + 2 Days FREE. Save $53! The tickets are good for 1 year from purchase date, so perfect for gift giving or planning a future trip. This deal will only be available Monday 11/28. CLICK TO SHOP
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