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2015 Walt Disney World Holiday Event Calendar

2015 Walt Disney World Holiday Event Calendar

Summer is officially over, and the cool Autumn breeze is slowly making it’s way into the Walt Disney World Parks. As we journey through the last few weeks of October, Walt Disney World is preparing for the upcoming Holiday season. October through January at Walt Disney World is one of the most exciting (and busy) times of year. Starting from Halloween celebrations, to bringing in the New Year, there are endless options to build better memories with your family throughout the Holiday’s.mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party-00-full (1)

Below, you will find our detailed Holiday Calendar, which includes all special events and must-do’s for your 2015 Walt Disney World Vacation:

October

~Epcot: International Food and Wine Festival: Travel your taste-buds around the World with appetizing menus selected specifically for each country’s traditions and culture.

Price: Included in Admission

Dates: September 25th- November 16th

~Magic Kingdom: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Price: $74 for ages 10+                                                                                            

Dates: October 1, 2,4 ,6 ,8 ,9 ,12 ,13 ,15 ,16 ,18 ,20 ,22 ,23 ,25 ,27 ,29, and 31.

What’s Included?                                                                                                      

~Trick or Treat: Fill your bags with Halloween treats and goodies by following a guided map.                                                                                                                

~Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular: The 3 Sanderson Sisters host a spooky, but fun show located on Cinderella’s Castle Stage. Using Disney Villains, together they cast a spell on everyone in Magic Kingdom park! 8pm, 9:20pm, 10:40pm, and Midnight.                                                                                                                

~Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade: The Headless Horseman leads in the parade of disguised Disney Characters on not-so-scary decorated floats. Select dates at 8:30pm.                                                                                                        

~Happy Hallowishes: Hosted by The Haunted Mansion Ghost, Disney Villains drop in to celebrate the spooky holiday of Halloween by taking over Magic Kingdom’s Wishes Fireworks. The castle and fireworks light up together with music from Disney’s creepiest classics. Time: 10pm.

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November

~Epcot: International Food and Wine Festival: Travel your taste-buds around the World with appetizing menus selected specifically for each country’s traditions and culture.

Price: Included in Admission

Dates: September 25th- November 16th 

~Magic Kingdom: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party- (See October for details)      

Price: $74+ for ages 10+

Date: November 1st

~Hollywood Studios: The Osbourne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights: Millions of shimmering lights cover the buildings on the Streets of America, which change along with the joyful music that surrounds you. This year will be the last performance of the Dancing Lights before WDW removes it permanently, so make sure to check this one out! 🙂

Prices: Included in Admission

Dates: November 6th-January 3rd

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~Magic Kingdom: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party: Cinderella’s Castle lights up in sparkling white lights and icicles as Magic Kingdom brings in the cheer from Christmas.

Price: $74+ for ages 10+

Dates: November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20 and 29. 7pm-12am.

What’s Included?

~Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade: Gingerbread men, elves and others dance around floats carrying festively dressed Disney Characters, and of course Santa Claus.

~Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season: Exploding white lights and fireworks over Cinderella’s Castle bring in the Christmas season, along with Jiminy Cricket’s reminders of holidays cheer.

December:

~Magic Kingdom: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party: 

Price: $74+ for ages 10+

December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18 7pm-12am.

~Hollywood Studios: The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights:

Prices: Included in Admission

Dates: November 6th-January 3rd

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New Years Eve Events:

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Magic Kingdom:

Park Hours: 9:00am-12:00am (check back for Disney hotel’s extended hours)

Mickey’s Once Upon a Time Christmastime Parade: 12pm, and 3:30pm

Main Street Electrical Parade: 6:30pm

Holiday Wishes Fireworks: 7:30pm

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks: 11:50pm (Dec. 30th & 31st)

Epcot:

Park Hours: 9:00am-1:00am

IllumiNations Fireworks: 6:00pm & 11:40pm

New Years Eve Countdown and fireworks will start after 2nd IllumiNations show.

~La Hacienda de San Angel:        

Price: $280.13 Adult, $73.46 Children

Enjoy live Mariachi music, premium tequila, and festive decorations with great views of IllumiNations fireworks over the water. 5-course prix-fixe dinner featuring Surf and Turf as the main entrée and expert alcohol pairing from a Disney Tequila Ambassador. Seating begins at 9:30pm.

~Monsieur Paul:

Lunch – Special 3-course prix-fixe meal at 11:45 AM and 2:15 PM for $85 per person (adult or child) plus tax and gratuity*

Dinner – Special 3-course prix-fixe meal at 5:45 PM only for $85 per person (adult or child) plus tax and gratuity*

Premier Dining Event – Special 4-course prix-fixe meal from 8:45 to 9:50 PM for $235 per adult ($295 with wine) and $235 per child, plus tax and gratuity*

*information source: disneyworld.disney.go.com

~Il Mulino Trattoria:      

Price: $105 Adult, $39 Children

Enjoy this rustic Italian restaurant and wine bar that serves a Prix-Fixe dinner for your New Year’s Celebrations. Seating begins at 7:15pm and continues to 11:00pm.

~Le Cellier Steakhouse:

1st Seating: Book a reservation at 4:30 PM to enjoy a 4-course meal with choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert: $148.04 for adults (10 years of age and over); $47.93 for children (ages 3 through 9).*

2nd Seating: Reserve your place at 6:45 PM and experience a 4-course meal with choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert: $148.04 for adults (10 years of age and over); $47.93 for children (ages 3 through 9).*

3rd Seating: For an extra special evening, book your seating at 9:00 PM and treat your palate to a 5-course meal with choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert: $211.94 for adults (10 years of age and over); $69.23 for children (ages 3 through 9).*

*Information source: disneyworld.disney.go.com

Hollywood Studios:

Park Hours: 9:00am-1:00am, Extra Magic Hours: 12am-2am

Fantasmic: 6:30pm, 8:30pm, 10pm

The Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights: 6pm-12am

Rock N’ Roll Firework Display located at Hyperion Theatre: Time TBD

~Merry and Bright Dinner Reception: The Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights: Price: $99 for Adult, $54 for Children

Enjoy the beautiful Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights from a reserved and private viewing area. This festive dinner-and-a-show  includes shrimp, beef, and turkey served with wine, beer, and other specialty drinks.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks including Mulch, Sweat, and Shears!

Time: 12:00am. Other details TBD.

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The Walt Disney World parks are so busy around the holidays, that they often max out their occupancy around mid-day and refuse guests entry. If you aren’t able to spend the entire day from morning until midnight at the parks, you might come across this problem. Below is a couple of options for a New Year’s Celebration outside of the park chaos, while still being able to see a spectacular show.

New Year’s Eve Outside of the Parks: 

California Grill, Contemporary Resort: Enjoy a delicious dinner created by the top chefs at Walt Disney World while watching the New Years Eve Fireworks over the Seven Seas Lagoon. Mickey, Minnie, and Donald join in on the fun of ringing in the New Year. Seating is at 8pm, and tickets must be purchased in advance. Price: $625

Narcoossee’s, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa: Local and global seafood selections, mouth-watering steaks, and incredible views of Cinderella’s Castle for the New Year’s Eve celebration!

Early Dinner (seating between 5:00pm-5:45pm): $159.75 Adult, $74.55 Children.

Late Dinner Price (seating between 8:30pm-9:30pm): $317.48 Adult, $118.28 Children.

The Holidays are such a special time of year, “Build Better Memories” with your family and friends by having a Disney VIP Tour Guide by your side. Skip the long wait times for rides and characters, and have the best seat for every show! Call us for more information today: (407) 913 8375.

 

 

*Photo credit: Walt Disney World Parks and disneyworld.disney.go.com

Fall Food & Wine Weekends at Orlando Hilton and Waldorf Resort

Fall Food & Wine Weekends at Orlando Hilton and Waldorf Resort

If you’re travelling to Orlando for a fall vacation, Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival is most likely on the top of your to-do list. However, there is another Food & Wine event in town, just outside of Disney World, and we recommend trying it out!

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The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando hosts their Fall Food & Wine Weekends until November 15th.

The weekend events include:

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Friday & Saturday, 6pm – 11pm, La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
From the kitchen of La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, each weekend a new menu with exclusive offerings and recommended wine pairing will be unveiled, featuring a selection of recipes only available during Food & Wine Weekends. Pricing Varies.

The Taste of Bull & Bear
Friday & Saturday, Bull & Bear at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Experience an exclusive tasting five-course menu comprised of exquisite food and wine pairings – prepared by the illustrious chefs of Waldorf Astoria Orlando. $110 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Click here to preview the menu.

Chalk Art – NEW in 2015
November 7 (4pm to 6pm only), La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Inspirational art is the perfect complement to a sumptuous feast. New this year, watch Edson Campos and Kathleen Brodeur – renowned Chalk Artists – create a masterpiece, celebrating a form of art as fresh and contemporary as the cuisine.
The Art of Sushi Pairing
Friday & Saturday, 5pm -10pm, Zeta Bar & Sushi Lounge at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Guests can enjoy an exciting epicurean journey at Zeta Bar & Sushi Lounge, exploring perfect pairings of sake and beer with favorite sushi dishes. Click here to view the menu. Pricing Varies.

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Cocktail Creations
Saturday 4:30pm-5:30pm, Peacock Alley
Muddle, mix and sample! Guests partake in an interactive experience creating their very own specialty cocktails. Pricing varies.

Bar du Chocolat and Champagne Tasting
Friday & Saturday, 6:30pm – 10:30pm,  Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Decadent, yes.  Sinful, perhaps. Most certainly an experience for those with a sweet tooth.  Peacock Alley will be transformed into a chocolate-lover’s dream, offering a cocoa-infused evening of self-indulgence paired with a selection of fine champagnes.  Guests can choose from a signature selection of chocolate treats from the Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s world-class pastry team. Pricing varies.

Les Douze Macarons  – NEW in 2015
Friday & Saturday, 6pm – 10pm, MYTH Bar at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Whether indulging in a pre or post-dinner treat, guest can visit the Macaron Bar to try an assortment of flavors, hand-made by the resort’s world-class pastry team. $2/each.

Fantasy Flights – NEW in 2015
Friday & Saturday, MYTH BAR at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Guests will have the opportunity to take off with a choice of flights of (3) reds or (3) whites. Wine selection predetermined. Click here to view the menu. $15/flight.

Astoria After Dark
Friday & Saturday, WA Kids Club at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Adults aren’t the only ones who can join the fun. WA Kids Club offers a nightly children’s program including dinner and non-stop roster of fun activities – providing parents some “adult time” in which to experience Food & Wine Weekend activities. $75/child and $25/additional child in the same or adjoining room.

Craft Beer Experience
Friday & Saturday, 5pm to 7 pm, MYTH Bar at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Enjoy a selection of craft beer tastings from local breweries to include Crooked Can and Orlando Brewery. The resort has teamed up with the brew masters to bring this interactive experience to guests.
October 23 & 24 – Featuring, Golf Beer Brewing Company
October 30 & 31 – Featuring, Cigar City Brewing
November 6 & 7 – Featuring, Funky Buddha Brewery

Royal Tea – A Waldorf Astoria Tradition
Sunday, 2pm – 4pm, Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Guests will treasure quality time with loved ones over finely-prepared tea sandwiches and house-made pastries, while sipping premium hot tea and listening to live piano music.  A glass of champagne can be added for a “Grand Royal Tea.” From $30 per adult; $15 per child, plus tax and gratuity.

Waldorf Astoria® Spa Tuscany Wine Special
Daily, Waldorf Astoria Spa
Experience the powerful antioxidants of red wine powder, red grape seed extract, crushed grape seeds and pure grape seed oil as you indulge in an extravagant Tuscany Wine Wrap or Pedicure.
50-minute Tuscany Wine Pedicure – $80
50-minute Tuscany Wine Wrap – $130

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See an event you and your family would love to attend? Call your VIP Tour Guide today at: (407) 913-8375 to schedule your Walt Disney World dream vacation!

 

Information and image source: www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com/food-wine

Behind The Scenes–Disney World Park Orlando

Behind The Scenes–Disney World Park Orlando

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Disney offers many VIP tours that will bring you and your party behind the scenes of the parks and resorts.

These are a couple of our favorites:

Animal Kingdom’s Wild Africa Trek: See the safari animals up close during a 3-hour walking tour taking you through the Safi River Valley. Cross a shaky rope bridge over a pond of crocodiles and hippos and enjoy watching the giraffes from an African-themed lunch prepared for you at the end of the trek.

Epcot’s Behind The Seeds: A 1-hour tour of The Land Pavilion where you can interact with plants, insects, and fish. This tour is perfect for the little ones because they can learn all about natural science, release ladybugs into the greenhouse, and watch cast members feed the American alligators.

Epcot’s Dive Quest: Scuba-Certified Divers: Take the plunge at the Caribbean Coral Reef aquarium with sea turtles, angelfish, and sharks! Swim in the clear waters of this incredible 5.7 million gallon enclosure and learn about the infrastructure behind the scenes.

Visit the Disney World site to learn more.

Two Important Services at Disney World for Families: Babysitting and Doctors On Call

Two Important Services at Disney World for Families: Babysitting and Doctors On Call

 

Most parents traveling to Disney World might not be aware of the many extra services available to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. For example, Disney provides babysitting services as an In-Room option or at select hotels on the Disney property so parents can schedule time alone. Plus, Disney offers a service of “Doctors on Call” a 24-hour-a day house call service for any family member who might fall ill during the vacation.

In-Room Babysitting Services:

Your children (ages 6 months-12 years) will play games, create arts and crafts, and read books with a childcare provider in the comfort of your own hotel room.

Children Activity Centers:

A safe, supervised play space where children ages 3-12 can watch Disney movies, play games, draw, and dine.

Locations at select hotels as follows:

– Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

– Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

– Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

– Disney’s Yacht Club and Disney Beach Club Resort

– Walt Disney World Dolphin and Walt Disney World Swan

Doctor’s on Call Service:

Disney’s Doctors on Call Service offers a 24-hour-a-day house call visit to your very own hotel room. By engaging this service you will be able to skip the drive and long waits that occur at an emergency room or walk-in clinic.

My VIP Tour can help you access many other unique services during your visit to Orlando. Call us today to book your private Disney VIP Tour to enjoy these extras without the hassle.

Telephone: (407) 913-8375

 

Want to Sit Back, Relax, and Actually Have Fun at Disney World?

Want to Sit Back, Relax, and Actually Have Fun at Disney World?

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My VIP Tour makes your time at Disney stress free and fun.

Planning any trip to Disney World has become more difficult, especially during peak times like Thanksgiving, Christmas, summer, and springtime school breaks. Because no matter how much time and effort you put into planning a trip for your family—every other family is doing the same thing—especially, since the introduction of Disney’s Fast Pass. This is why it makes sense to turn your trip over to a Disney World “My VIP Tour” guide.

Four Ways Your Disney World VIP Tour Guide Makes Your Trip More Fun and Relaxing.

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1. A Disney World VIP Tour Guide gets you onto all of the attractions with minimal wait times. While most families can only select three fast pass attractions your Disney Tour Guide will get you onto all of the rides with 5-10 minute waits. Want to meet your children’s favorite characters without the long lines? Your Disney VIP Guide will set up meet and greets throughout the day.

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As a bonus, our guides will tell your family where the camera is located on of all of the rides, so everyone can smile a great big smile at exactly the right time. Smiling at the right time gives your family great photographic memories to take home.

2. Our Private Disney VIP Tour Guides will help you get the best seats for some of the biggest shows. Why is this important? Because sitting in the right place increases the chances of being pulled up on stage during the show.  Getting on stage is a wonderful memory that you can all smile and laugh about for years to come.

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3. Your Private Disney VIP Tour Guide will set up private transportation so you don’t have to worry about parking and finding your car at the end of the day. Your VIP Guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel each morning and your Private VIP Driver will be waiting outside. Your VIP experience starts the minute you set foot outside your resort, not just at the park. Upon request your Disney Tour Guide will even set up private transportation to pick you up from the airport. Just ask and they will deliver.

4. The final benefit of hiring a Disney World VIP Tour Guide is that every one of our “My VIP Tour” Guides knows special tricks that maximize every Disney World ride, show, dinner, and fireworks display experience—and so much more.

Our VIP Tour Guides reduce your stress—-so all your family has to do is to sit back, relax and have fun!

Call us today to book your dream vacation: (407) 913 8375