‘Mid-Day Magic’ Tickets for Noon Entrance into Disney World Parks

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The parks are mostly open until at least 9pm every night. That’s 9 hours of playtime if you get there at noon!

Now, if you know us, you know that a few years ago we decided to quit going to the parks early and instead sleep in on our vacations.  Coming from Colorado, there is a 2-hour time difference between Boulder, Colorado and Orlando, Florida.

We found that this later entrance has greatly increased our park enjoyment, we don’t mind staying until park closing even if it’s at midnight, and we get to eat a leisurely breakfast every morning and use the hotel’s pool a lot more often!

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Mid-Day Magic Ticket: Having fun your own way!

Beginning August 15, 2019, Mid-Day Magic Tickets are available for noon park entrance and allow guests to stay until park closing. The tickets cost 25%-40% less than the price of a full day park ticket.

Guests can purchase Mid-Day Magic Tickets for two-days, three-days, and four-days. Their cost is based on date-based pricing.

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The Magic Kingdom is open most nights until at least 10pm.  Avoid Mickey’s Not So Scary Party Nights when the park closes to day guests at 6pm for the 7pm-12am party.

Mid-Day Magic Ticket – Admission after 12 p.m. at the 4 theme parks until Closing

2-Day Ticket: Available from $81 per day plus tax – Expire four days after the selected start date

3-Day Ticket: Available from $78 per day plus tax – Expire five days after the selected start date

4-Day Ticket: Available from $74 per day plus tax – Expire seven days after the selected start date

Mid-Day Magic Ticket with Park Hopper Option – Admission after 12 p.m. to the 4 parks with park hopping ability for $116/$101/$94 for a 2/3/4 day ticket

Mid-Day Magic Ticket with Park Hopper Plus Option – Admission after 12 p.m. to the 4 parks with hopping ability, and water parks, Oak Trail golf, and Mini-Golf for $126/$108/$99 for a 2/3/4 day ticket

Additional details can be found on the Walt Disney World ticket website: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/admission/tickets/mid-day-magic-tickets/

Disney FastPass+ selections are valid after 12:00 p.m. with this ticket.

Currently, the Mid-Day Magic Tickets are a limited time offer. Pricing and dates are only available through December 15, 2019.

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Fast Passes can be set up with these ‘Mid-Day Magic’ tickets for anytime after 12pm.

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1:45pm:  Arriving at the Magic Kingdom for an afternoon and evening of fun!

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

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The balloons are always out in the afternoon!

$299 Unlimited Pass for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom!

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Welcome to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

Available now, you can purchase the brand new Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass and enjoy up to 35 party nights in 2019.

With this new pass, you can attend almost all the event nights – Halloween Night is excluded – for just $299 plus tax.  Three months of Halloween parties!!!

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Get your MNSSHP Party Pass today!!!

There is so much to see and do at this festive celebration and this pass is the perfect way to enjoy trick-or-treat throughout the Magic Kingdom, exclusive entertainment including a brand-new fireworks spectacular and attraction offerings and partake in the endless amount of ghoulishly good times!

The 2019 MNSSHP hard ticket, after-hours event is expanding from 34 nights in 2018 to 36 evenings this year, spanning over three months!

The 2019 MNSSHP event takes place on the following dates:

  • August 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
  • September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
  • October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31*
  • November 1​

Single tickets range from $79 to $135 for adults depending on the date and pre-sale/at the gate purchase.

A $299 unlimited pass is a steal!

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Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Fireworks Show

New this year is a brand-new fireworks show, “Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular.”

In the show, Jack Skellington from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” serves as host and has come to tell a “not-so-scary” story about how anything can happen on Halloween night. The show will also include state-of-the-art projections and lasers, plus lighting and dazzling fireworks that will fill the sky above Magic Kingdom Park.

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The first of 13 free candy stations is right as you enter the park, on your right after the turnstiles.

The party also includes a new interactive treat trail at Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor and attractions updated with new Halloween twists as well as

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New Halloween costumes this year for Mickey and Minnie!

Look for new Halloween costumes for Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, spooky additions to “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade!”, and a new Haunted Mansion unit featuring the spectral Bride, who glides among the waltzing spirits all representing Liberty Square.

A new Tomorrowland unit brings The Incredibles and designer extraordinaire Edna Mode to “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade,” followed by Buzz Lightyear and some Alien explorers, as they discover crystalline treasures on the surface of a planetary playset float.

For information on the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass or to book now, call the Disney Reservation Center at 407-939-4295 or visit any Walt Disney World Theme Park Ticket Window. The Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass is only available in limited quantities.

Already have an event ticket? You can modify your event ticket to a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass and enjoy even more frightful nights!

For more information on Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, visit DisneyWorld.com/Halloween.

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The Headless Horseman leading the Boo To You Halloween Parade on Friday night.

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Disney Bounding Two DIsney Sisters Halloween

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We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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It looks like Halloween on Main Street USA.

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With our Jedi Knights at MNSSHP last year.

 

When It Pours Rain at the Magic Kingdom

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August 7, 2019:  That lightning is way too close!

It’s been very stormy in Orlando this week. Lots of rain.

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Thunderstorms in the forecast every day. Hot and sticky. 😦

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Heavy rain coming down this week.

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Usually the afternoon rain doesn’t last very long, maybe a hour.  And, unlike in other places, the rain doesn’t cool off anything!

It’s common to get thunderstorms rolling through every afternoon from early May through late September.  It’s the rainy season in Florida.

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Look closely and you can spot the lightning rods on top of the Main Street train station. It started raining 10 minutes after I took this photo!

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Rain, rain go away!

Next time you’re walking down Main Street USA, look at the top of all the buildings.

Orlando is the lightning capital of the US.  Every building and the Cinderella Castle has several lightning rods on them.

The US flags flying on top of the buildings aren’t actually the US flag, but ‘pennants’ or ‘banners’.

By making them with one less star or one less stripe, the pennants don’t have to be taken down at sunset or illuminated at night.

And the poles that the flags hang on double as lightning rods!

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Rain clouds moving in and we could hear the rumble of thunder. The 3pm parade would be delayed almost an hour.

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We made it as far as Adventureland before the skies opened up! Pouring rain!!!

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May 14, 2019: Now, if only Disney Parks would do something about the flooding throughout the park that happens after every afternoon thunderstorm!!!

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2pm: Pouring rain at Adventureland. Wearing sandals is a good idea in the summertime!

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Here comes the Rainy Day Cavalcade parade! Rain doesn’t always delay the 3 o’clock parade, but lightning will.

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YES, they do!!

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Enjoying a sunny day at the Magic Kingdom

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Having Dinner with the Beast at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom

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Be Our Guest restaurant.

For a final get together before he left Disney World, Christian’s roommates got dinner reservations at Be Our Guest restaurant in the Magic Kingdom.

All his roommates decided to extend their DCP Spring 2019 program through the hot summer months until mid-August.  One of his roommates is in the Disney Culinary Program (Arthur) and hopes to make Disney his career.  He is an excellent chef.

Dinner at Be Our Guest is prix-fixe for $55/person and includes your choice of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert.  Cast members get a 20% discount.

It was already very hot for mid-May, in the mid-90s every day. This summer has been brutal in Orlando.

The restaurant is at the back of the Magic Kingdom and you have to walk through Fantasyland to reach it.

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Sign out front of the restaurant.

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Massive stone lions.

It’s a very pretty, Gothic restaurant with lots of stone.

It is the Beast’s Castle after all.

The Beast only makes appearances at dinnertime.

The food is actually better at breakfast, and it’s good for lunch. And much less expensive then as it’s all ala carte.

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The Main Dining Room aka The Ballroom.  The huge windows do not look out at the Magic Kingdom.  It’s always twilight outside those windows and snowing.

They were lucky to be seated in the main dining room, which is the best and most sought after reservation.

Christian was feeling really adventurous and wanted to try something new.

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Not today, Satan!!!  Ordering this appetizer was a mistake!!

For his appetizer, he selected the Charred Octopus (served cold!).  This was not good and upset his stomach.

For his entrée, he went for the Sea Scallops.

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Diving into some Sea Scallops.

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Christian trying the “grey stuff”.

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Meeting The Beast after dinner.  l-r: Kenny, Christian, The Beast, Arthur, and Tom.  Kenny also worked in Tomorrowland.

A ton more restaurant and dinner photos:

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Cool lamp posts with gargoyles.

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The pretty waterfall outside the restaurant.

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Walking into the restaurant.

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Two massive stone lion statues out front.

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The grand hallway.

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Princess Belle and Prince Adam in tile.

Fairytale Elegance at Be Our Guest Restaurant

20 foot ceilings with beautiful paintings. Really lovely Ballroom.

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The size of the ballroom.

 

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Bringing home some dessert for the 2 roommates who couldn’t make it.

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Spring 2019 DCP – Chatham Square!

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Kenny shaking The Beast’s paw.

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Meeting the Beast after our lunch.

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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We’ve eaten at Be Our Guest 5x now. Breakfast is best (3 Stars), lunch is good (2 1/2 Stars), and dinner is only for special occasions (1 1/2 Star).

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Meeting the Beast.

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Two Disney Sisters

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hehehe…bad food at dinner!

New Purple Wall Jackets Have Arrived in Tomorrowland!

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The new Tomorrowland Purple Wall Jacket.

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It’s a windbreaker with hood. Not water proof, but rain resistant.

The brand new Purple Wall Windbreaker Jacket has arrived at the Magic Kingdom.

While it’s way too hot in July to wear it yet, I can see wearing it in late October to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on a cool evening!

What do you think of it?
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With our mom at the Purple Wall.

#PurpleWall

The Purple Wall is kind of cool.  It’s located in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom near the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor in Tomorrowland.

The Purple Wall is a wildly popular spot to have your photo taken – or take a selfie – and then post it on Instagram.  Posting link: https://www.instagram.com/purplewallphotos/

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Tip: There are rarely guests by the Purple Wall. Take your time.

It photographs really well. It’s all triangles in a medium lilac color that’s a flattering background color on everyone, there’s good indirect lighting there, and it’s just enough out of the way that you don’t have an audience watching you pose.

There was no one there when we were taking some photos.

So, take your time and get out your cell phone….and snap a few photos of you and your friends!

Action:  Next time you’re walking in Tomorrowland, stop for a few seconds at the #PurpleWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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The new Purple Wall – what do you think of it???

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The new Purple Wall Magic Bands! 🙂

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Try the new Purple Wall Slushie in Tomorrowland! It has purple sprinkles on top!

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Purple Wall ballcap from shopDisney

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The new Purple Potion Mickey Ears! Perfect for wearing at the Purple Wall!!

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The Magical Walls of Disney World

We will be adding more walls to this blog with all the new walls at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it opens at Disney World on August 29, 2019!  We can’t wait!

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The Fichwa! Fellow wall at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. (Fichwa means “hidden”, so this is a Hidden Mickey!)

It’s a fun photo scavenger hunt to find these “Disney Walls” in the WDW parks.

The best WDW walls for your next Instagram photo are:

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The Purple Wall by Tomorrowland.

#1:  Magic Kingdom Park’s #PurpleWall – The famous #PurpleWall is kind of cool. It’s located in Magic Kingdom near the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor in Tomorrowland.

It’s all different-colored purple triangles, with sort of an Epcot look.

So, take your time and get out your cell phone….and snap a few photos of you and your friends!  Sometimes, there’s even a snack cart stationed here.

Action:  Next time you’re walking in Tomorrowland, stop for a few seconds at the #PurpleWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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#BubbleGumWall

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#BubbleGumWall

#2:  Epcot’s #BubbleGumWall – This tri-color wall is just outside the exit of Spaceship Earth on the right.

Action:  Next time you’re walking out of Spaceship Earth, stop for a few seconds at the     #BubbleGumWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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#BlueberryWall

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#BlueberryWall

#3:  Epcot’s #BlueberryWall – Two steps away from the #BubbleGumWall is the bright #BlueberryWall.

Action:  Next time you’re walking out of Spaceship Earth, stop for a few seconds at the #BlueberryWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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#BigBlueWall looks like sea waves.

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#4:  Epcot’s #TheBigBlueWall –You can find the #TheBigBlueWall upon exiting The Seas With Nemo and Friends pavilion.

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The Living Seas at Epcot. The wall is on the left.

Action:  Next time you’re walking out of The Seas with Nemo, stop for a few seconds at the #TheBigBlueWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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There’s even a nice bench to sit on in front of the #MossWall.

#5:  Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s #MossWall  – Head into Pandora – The World of Avatar and walk towards Satu’li Canteen. Just opposite the restaurant’s front door is the very popular Disney green moss wall, which you can spot on Instagram under the hashtag #MossWall.

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There are actually lots of cool moss walls all over Pandora!

Action:  Next time you’re walking around Pandora during the day, stop for a few seconds at the #MossWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

#6:  NEW WALLS AT DISNEY HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS!!!

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Welcome to Toy Story Land at DHS!

NEWEST WALLS AT DISNEY WALL…at Toy Story Land!!!  

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The new #PopsicleWall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We love it!

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Christian at the Popsicle Wall.

Action:  Next time you’re walking over to the cute restroom in Toy Story Land, look around for the #PopsicleWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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Caroline at the Block Wall

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The new #PopsicleWall is located over by the restrooms in Toy Story Land.

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Look at how cute even the trashcans are here!

You know you’re close to the Block Wall when you see these super cute Popsicle benches:

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We love these new benches!  ❤

Here are more Magical Walls to find at Toy Story Land:

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Checkers Wall

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Christian at Checkers Wall

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Lion Puzzle Wall

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Woody Wall

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Pushing Buzz Lightyear’s button.

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Mitch at Checkers Wall

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Mr. Potato Head Wall

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Caroline at Coffee Wall with her Starbucks coffee!

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Holding up the Popsicle Wall.

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Not a wall, but the Woody Statue!  ❤

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Bonus Walls:  Hard to Find

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#TheStarWall

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#SalutetoSpace

Epcot’s ‘Salute to Space’ Wall –  This space wall was in the waiting line for the Chase Disney Visa character meet and greet area in Future World West Imagination Pavilion.

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Elly pointing out the Hidden Mickey in the Living with The Land wall.

The Living with The Land wall’s with its Hidden Mickey.  Did you find it too?

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It’s not a wall, but every cast member takes at least one photo in front of the Casting Door on Main Street at the Magic Kingdom.

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Caroline at the Guardians of the Galaxy #GreenWall.

And, don’t forget about the #GreenWall at Disney California Adventure in Disneyland, CA.  It’s by the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction (formerly the Tower of Terror…)

It’s a beautiful lime green color!

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Andy’s Room wall.

We’ve written two books about our time working at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters (Do you know where this wall is???)

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Finally Getting a Walkway to Magic Kingdom

August 1, 2019 Construction Update: They are moving right along with the new walkway, making good progress already.

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This is the crossover point over the canal joining MK side on the bottom to GF side on the top.

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Going to be nice and wide. Perfect for a 10K race! 🙂

@bioreconstruct posted some photo construction updates last week on the new walkway between the Grand Floridian and the Magic Kingdom.

We’re thinking it might be done and open by mid-October now.

It’s coming right along!

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You can see where the monorail (gray line) crosses over the canal and also where the sidewalk to the west to the Magic Kingdom ends (wiggly gray line) on this Google Maps.

Soon, guests wishing to travel on foot between Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and the Magic Kingdom will be able to walk between the two locations.

In a statement, a Disney official said, “This walking path from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will give our Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guests another convenient way to reach Magic Kingdom Park.”

The permit for the new construction was filed last week on July 5th.

It’s a little under a mile (0.7 miles) walking distance between the two locations.

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The new walking bridge is already under construction…it’s the purple rectangle in the upper part of this photo.

Right now, you can almost walk between the two locations, except for the canal – with no bridge – that ends about 500 yards to the west of the Magic Kingdom.

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The monorail crossing over the canal.

There are already lights along that sidewalk and many a guest leaving the Magic Kingdom late at night has been tempted to skip the packed monorail and long boat wait lines and just try walking back. (You can easily walk from the Magic Kingdom to the Contemporary Resort to the east right now.)  They are always surprised when they reach the canal and the sidewalk ends!

We think they should have made this walking path 40 years ago!

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King Triton and his team of Sea Horses

The canal is where the floats for the Electrical Water Pageant enter the Seven Seas Lagoon at night.

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The pageant floating by the Magic Kingdom.

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Resort Hopping 101:  Along the Seven Seas Lagoon

We love Resort Hopping between the three deluxe resorts on the Seven Seas Lagoon:  The Grand Floridian, the Polynesian Resort, and the Contemporary Resort.

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Our #1 favorite place to resort hop.

The Grand Floridian Resort

You can catch a monorail directly from the Magic Kingdom or from Epcot by way of the Ticket and Transportation Center to the Grand Floridian. There is also an open-air water launch (a small boat) which is fun as long as it’s not cold outside. From the other parks, you’ll have to take a Disney transportation bus.

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In the Grand Atrium of the Grand Floridian

When you get there, check out the orchestra that plays most afternoons upstairs in the main Grand Atrium. Make reservations for proper afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian Cafe or for dinner at the fancy Victoria & Albert’s.  Look for hidden Mickeys in the elaborate marble floors. This is also a very peaceful place to sit in the Grand Lobby and just enjoy the atmosphere!

There are several nice shops to browse in.

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Caroline resort hopping on a cool and rainy afternoon. Our #1 favorite place to eat lunch:  Captain Cooks.

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Another monorail hotel, you can get to the Polynesian Resort the same way as the Contemporary or Grand Floridian.

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Having lunch at Captain Cooks.  🙂

Once you get there, go to Captain Cook’s and get a Dole Whip, or try a tropical cocktail at the lounge, or make a reservation for a family-style dinner at O’Hana.  It’s all good!

Several fun shops to browse in with tropical-themed merchandise.

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We love Dole Whip!

If you schedule your visit late enough, you can watch the Happily Ever After fireworks show over the castle at Magic Kingdom complete with the music piped in while you’re enjoying dinner!

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CR Pastry Chef Jeff Barnes tempting us!

The Contemporary Resort

The Contemporary is a great place to visit. You can get to the Contemporary Resort the same way you get to the Polynesian Resort since it’s a monorail resort, or you can walk over from Magic Kingdom.  Very easy walk.

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Walkway between the Contemporary Resort and the Magic Kingdom. Very easy walk.

Once you get there, browse the great gift shops here. These may be our favorite gift shops on property.

If you’re hungry, head upstairs to the Contempo Cafe. It’s a quick-service eatery with a lot of tasty options for everyone. Try the pot roast and veggies – it’s incredible.  You’ll also find character dining here at Chef Mickey’s.

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It’s very pretty with the float lights reflecting off the Seven Seas Lagoon.

If you’re resort hopping at night, you can watch the Happily Ever After fireworks show over the castle from the 4th floor observation deck and also catch the nightly Electrical Water Pageant.

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Two Disney Sisters

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

book Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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April 2019:  Riding the monorail over to the Polynesian Resort for some lunch at Captain Cook’s.

Celebrating the 4th of July 2019 at Disney World

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These patriotic Minnie Ears are perfect for wearing on 4th of July!

Yes, it’s the most crowded day in July at Disney World, which is also the busiest attendance month at WDW, but, heck yes, it’s a lot of fun too!

Just go with the right attitude and you’ll have fun celebrating the 4th of July holiday this week at Disney World!

Magic Kingdom Park – Park Hours: July 3rd, 8 am – 12 am; July 4th, 8 am – 1 am

    • “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” offers booming fireworks orchestrated to patriotic melodies showering the Magic Kingdom sky on both July 3rd and July 4th at 9:15 p.m. Guests can also dance the night away with DJs spinning tunes at a Hoedown Throwdown in Frontierland and an out-of-this-world Galactic Gathering in Tomorrowland. Fans at home can join in the Independence Day celebration by viewing a special July 4th live stream of the dazzling fireworks display on the Disney Parks Blog.
    • Watch live stream at 9:10EDT:  Disney Parks Blog Live Stream

Epcot – Park Hours: 9 am – 9 pm

  • “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” will end its 20-year run on September 30, 2019. This will be the last chance to experience the patriotic Fourth of July grand finale of this beloved nighttime spectacular. “The Heartbeat of Freedom” fireworks extravaganza will begin immediately following the 9 p.m. “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” display.
  • A cappella vocal group Voices of Liberty will perform great American tunes during a Fourth of July concert on the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. on July 4th. The group also will perform in the rotunda inside The American Adventure pavilion at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Guests can meet favorite Disney characters donning their “Spirit of ’76” patriotic attire at The American Adventure throughout the day on July 4th.
  • Guests can indulge in themed eats and sips honoring Independence Day throughout the park – everything from patriotic cupcakes and special dining packages to red, white, and blue sangria and try a refreshing Boom Berry Lemonade.
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    July 3, 2018, 8pm: The rain is clearing out and the huge crowds are arriving for the special fireworks show at 9:15pm.  Hot and humid.

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    July 4th, 2017, 8pm:  Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom.  IT WAS VERY CROWDED AND HOT!!!!

    Expect the parks to be packed, especially the Magic Kingdom, with crazy long ride lines and food lines, but just go with the flow. 🙂

    The celebration starts on July 3rd and continues into July 4th!

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    The Magic Kingdom is more fun on the 4th of July after the sun sets and it starts to cool off a little.

    Magic Kingdom – Special ‘Celebrate America!’ Fireworks Over the Castle!

    Expect 15 minutes of impressive – and LOUD – pyrotechnics rising not just above the Cinderella Castle, but all around the park. Independence Day is one of the few fireworks displays, along with the Halloween and Christmas versions, that utilize the perimeter bursts, making it seem like the fireworks are all around you.

    As you may expect, the fireworks display is accompanied by a rousing patriotic soundtrack that is designed to speak to the soul of America.

    Unofficial Tip:  Think you’ll watch the fireworks from the beach at the Polynesian Resort? You and a lot of other folks are thinking the same thing! Disney will be checking Magic Bands for beach guests on the 3rd and 4th , and parking will be restricted to resort guests only. The Resort Parking Fees just increased this week!

    Celebrate America - A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky fireworks over Cinderella Castle

    ‘Celebrate America! – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky’ Fireworks over Cinderella Castle

    July 3, 2019:

    9:15 pm – “Celebrate America! – A Fourth of July Concert in the SkyFireworks

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    Expect special lighting on Cinderella Caste both before and during the show.

    July 4, 2019:

    Magic Kingdom – 9:15 pm: “Celebrate America! – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” Fireworks.  The Magic Kingdom Park will stay open until 1am!

    Mickey and Minnie on 4th of July

    Celebrating with Mickey and Minnie on 4th of July

    Epcot – Special Characters will be out and Special Fireworks Show: Heartbeat of Freedom!

    July 4, 2019: Throughout the day, Disney characters in their patriotic costumes will appear on the promenade near The American Adventure.

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    July 4, 2019

    The talented Voices of Liberty, a cappella singing group, will perform traditional Americana tunes for a 4th of July Concert on the America Gardens Theater stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 pm.

    The vibrant American Music Machine will perform pop hits, at 12pm, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 3:50 pm.

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    July 4th:  Special fireworks show at Epcot, The Heartbeat of Freedom. WOW!!!

    9:15pm – IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will feature “The Heartbeat of Freedom” fireworks show, a special 5-minute patriotic fireworks finale added onto IllumiNations.

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    July 4th:  Mickey will be at his meet & greet in Epcot outside American Pavilion all day.

    Mickey and pals.

    Mickey and pals in their Spirit of ’76 4th of July outfits.

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    4th of July gang celebrating at Epcot

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    We’ve seen Minnie in this costume.

    Disney’s Hollywood Studios:  Rock the 4th with Star Wars fireworks!

  • July 4, 2019:   10 pm – Rockin’ 4th of July Celebration: “Star Wars – A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks show for the evening’s celebrations.The new Toy Story Land is open, but Star Wars: Galaxy’s Quest doesn’t open until August 29th!
    July 4th fireworks at DHS

    July 4th fireworks at DHS

    Animal Kingdom:  See the new Rivers of Light: We Are One Show!

    There are no special 4th of July events planned at Animal Kingdom. There are never firework events at DAK as they would scare the animals.  But, the new light show around the Tree of Life is cool and the Rivers of Light show has been updated.

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    Update Rivers of Light: We Are One show

    Disney Springs

    There are no special holiday events planned at Disney Springs but the Flavors of Florida event is going on right now.

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    Try the Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs

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    4th of July fireworks. WOW!!!

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    It's the 4th of July!  One of the Top 5 busiest days of the year!!

    It’s the 4th of July! One of the Top 5 busiest days of the year at MK!!

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    Nobody does 4th of July fireworks shows better than Disney!  WOW!!!

    Fireworks over Cinderella Castle

    9pm:  We loved seeing the special fireworks over Cinderella Castle with patriotic music.  🙂

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    Mickey in yet another one of his patriotic outfits!

    Caroline wrote a blog about celebrating the 4th of July at Disney World:

    Read it here:  4th of July at Disney!

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    07/04/2018, 9pm:  One last Castle shot before the fireworks show began.

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    We picked up a pair of these at Walmart for just $6 each!

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    Special holiday merchandise available at Disney Springs this week.

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    4th of July Minnie

    We’ve met the Statue of Liberty Minnie.

    We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

    Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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    Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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    Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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    Have a magical day!

    #TwoDisneySisters

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    Two Disney Sisters

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    Happy 4th of July!

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Caroline celebrating the 4th of July at the American Pavilion in Epcot.