If your family is anything like mine, and it probably isn’t, but just go with me here, then your children may have reached an age where ideas around travel are changing. That is, the family vacation is no longer dependent upon so many theme parks (not that there is anything...
I know my last question could be an entire podcast in and of its self!
How about a site specific question....
For example what are, if anything, the individual distinctions next to each name? ie staff member, team Intercot cast member, Intercot guest. Also the green "ribbons" and stars in varying quantities.
1 - It was HOT. We were expecting what we northerners consider hot weather, but nothing like near 100 degrees and near 100% humidity that we encountered every day. We simply weren't prepared. If you go, you'll want loose, light clothing and a hat.
2 - no bugs! They had repellent available, but we really didn't need it. YMMV
3 - traveling with small children (3.5 year-old granddaughter) is different than traveling with adults. We did everything on toddler time. Early seating, no lingering over coffee, none of the adult venues or entertainments and none of the broadway-style shows. We did see Frozen three time over the course of the week and attended every Oceaneer's club open house and EVERY princess-related event. She had a blast, which was the point of this adventure. There is a LOT to do, and the kids are stimulated all the time. I don't think we could have taken her any earlier and had her enjoy it. Every kid is different, of course, but if asked, I'd recommend a minimum age of 3.
4 - Try Remy. Expensive but worth it. It make's Palo look like a food truck.
5 - the Disney app for your phone is worthless, and the in-room cell phones are not much better. They need to improve their wireless infrastructure for either of those tools to be useful. We tried to use them to keep our family coordinated, but the messages were usually delayed by up to 24 hours, making the chat feature useless. Also, it didn't pick up all of your reservations, and didn't update any changes. I recommend other cruisers rely on the Navigator and take a good watch.
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Try it with two new cookie options including the Brownie Cookie and Snickerdoodle Cookie available through July 1.
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Were shaking things up for National [Vanilla] Milkshake Day on June 20th, offering $5.00 treats to celebrate!
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The Fourth at the Fort
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will offer several special events around the Fourth of July holiday:
- The Fourth of July 5K Run will take place Tuesday, July 3. Pre-registration is available June 24-30 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. in the field next to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ; the run begins from that location at 7:30 a.m.
- The Fourth of July Golf Cart Parade begins at 4 p.m. on July 4. Registration will be open June 24-30 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn.
- The Fourth of July Beach Bash at Clementine’s Beach will take place from 6-11 p.m. on July 4. Guests will enjoy a live DJ, dancing, games, contests, a movie, and more. In addition, the Fort Wilderness food truck will be available in the settlement area with delicious items for purchase.
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Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky
Fireworks will soar above Magic Kingdom Park while the air swells with patriotic melodies. The two-nights-only show starts at 9:15 p.m. on July 3 and July 4.
Also at Magic Kingdom Park:
DJs will host dance parties in Frontierland and Tomorrowland on July 3 and July 4.
The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History: Miss Piggy, Kermit, Fozzie Bear and friends reenact famous moments in American history – as only they can. The live show is performed daily in Liberty Square.
FUN FACT: The Liberty Bell in Liberty Square is a replica cast from the same mold of the original in Philadelphia; it was placed in Magic Kingdom Park in recognition of the bicentennial of the United States Constitution in 1987.
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
The perennial “kiss goodnight” at Epcot will include a special fireworks finale that paints the sky red, white and blue. The spectacular begins at 9 p.m. on July 4.
Also at Epcot:
The Voices of Liberty a cappella group will perform traditional Americana songs on the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.
Disney Characters dressed in Independence Day attire will meet guests during the day at The American Adventure.
FUN FACT: More than 26,000 feet of lights outline the Epcot World Showcase pavilions that play a role in “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.”
Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular
Fireworks are just one portion of this immersive nighttime experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Adding state-of-the-art projection effects, dynamic lighting and lasers, the show transports guests to a galaxy far, far away and into iconic scenes from the Star Wars saga. This one-of-a-kind “wow” begins at 10 p.m. on July 4.
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Vivoli il Gelato is celebrating their 3rd birthday with a special Birthday Cake Shake!
Packed with gelato, yellow cake, and a chocolate-dipped waffle cone, this treat is the perfect way to beat the summer heat. Available through June 30. Attached Images
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Reservations for nine tremendously popular Epcot Signature Dining Events a part of this years Epcot International Food & Wine Festival [are now open]. Each festival event offers an exclusive, immersive and tasty dining experience at a World Showcase restaurant.
Mexican Tequila Lunch La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion
Italian Food, Wine Vs. Beer Pairing at Via Napoli Via Napoli, Italy Pavilion
Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon Tutto Gusto, Italy Pavilion
Parisian Breakfast Chefs de France, France Pavilion
French Family Meal Traditions Monsieur Paul, France Pavilion
The Parisian Afternoon, Sandwiches, Macarons and Bubbles! Monsieur Paul, France Pavilion
The Hibachi Experience: Iron Chef Teppan Edo, Japan Pavilion
Tokyo Pairing Tokyo Dining, Japan Pavilion
Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing Spice Road Table, Morocco Pavilion
... Get more details at EpcotFoodFestival.com, or call 407-939-3378. Disney Vacation Club Members may call Member Services at (800) 900-9800.
We are going to have one park day, probably animal kingdom, and he isnt going to get his ticket ahead so wont get fast passes ahead of time. If he isnt in a wheelchair can he still go in the handicapped entrance to rides and shows so he doesnt have to use steps and hopefully wont stand quite as long.
He likes to walk because it keeps him in better shape and he feels better with a walker rather than a wheelchair.
Is Magical Express able to take guests that cant get on the bus? I regular van would work for him but those busses probably wont.
Any suggestions appreciated.
I have a question that I seem to be getting mixed answers on when I do an internet search. We all know that 2019 packages are opening up on 6/19. But can you book for the entire year or is it just 499 days out (so only until the end of Oct)?
We are lucky enough to be planning two trips, one in June and one in early December (NOT for Star Wars but to attend a Christmas party) and I'm trying to prepare for what I can book on Tuesday (especially how many deposits I'll need!). I'd like to book a package for June and a room only for December since we will probably move to APs in June.
People all over are talking like they are going to be booking Nov/Dec for Star Wars hopes on Tuesday but I see several sites with a note saying that packages are only out 499 days. Other sites say nothing other than 2019. I can't recall if this was done in the past or if it really is due to SW opening. I've never planned a trip at the end of the year before.