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2021 Walt Disney World Resort Reservations Now Available

2021 Walt Disney World Resort Reservations Now Available

2021 Walt Disney World Resort Reservations Now Available

Walt Disney World Resort Reservations are now available through December 31st, 2021! We know so many families have been waiting for this moment since canceling or rescheduling their 2020 trips due to Covid-19. If you are not traveling to the parks this year, but would like to next year, now is the time to get started! 

Resort Packages vs. Room Only Reservations

All resort reservation packages are now available through the end of 2021, with or without the purchase of theme park tickets. You can book your accommodation in two ways:

Resort Packages: When booking a resort package, you are able to reserve your accommodation as well as your theme park tickets for your stay. This pricing comes together in a package and can be modified if needed before your arrival.

Room-Only: A room-only reservation does not include your theme park tickets. Theme park tickets can be purchased separately at a later date.

 

Park Ticket Details 

Walt Disney World is currently offering guests to purchase park tickets along with their accommodations or separately for all dates in 2021. Park Hopper tickets are also currently available, however as the parks are still running as a one-park-per-day limit, Park Hopper tickets are not guaranteed at time of travel.

Please note: If you have purchased your park tickets, entrance into the parks is not guaranteed until you have made park reservations for your specific dates. We highly recommend making your park reservations as soon as your accommodation is booked and tickets are purchased.

 

Resort Availability

There are lots of accommodation options to choose from on Walt Disney World property and where you decide to stay all depends on your schedule, your resort preferences, and resort availability.

Due to reduced capacity on Walt Disney World property, the following resorts are not currently scheduled to open for Fall 2021: 

  • All Villa Properties
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
  • All-Star Movies Resort
  • All-Star Sports Resort
  • All-Star Music Resort
  • Port Orleans – Riverside
  • Port Orleans – French Quarter
  • Wilderness Lodge
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Old Key West

*The Polynesian Resort refurbishment, including all new Moana themed rooms, will be finished by Fall 2021!

Dining Plans and Dining Reservations

At this time, Dining Plans will remain unavailable to add to resort reservation packages.

According to Disney, a confirmed dining reservation is required for day Guests (those not staying overnight) and is highly recommended for Guests staying overnight at a Disney Resort hotel.

Select dining locations require reservations so make sure to check each of your desired locations for details.

How to Get Started on your 2021 Walt Disney World Vacation

With so many options for accommodations, dining, and attractions, planning a trip to Orlando can seem overwhelming. That is what we are here for! From finding the perfect resort to planning out your entire stay, our team at My VIP Tour and Katie Bean Travels will assist with making sure your families builds unforgettable memories on your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation.

Reach out to our team today to discuss your theme park plans. You can reach us by phone @ (407) 636 2390 or email at info@myviptour.com

    We can’t wait to welcome you to Orlando and help Build Better Memories with your friends and family in 2021. See you real soon!

     

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    Top 5 Reasons to Hire a VIP Guide at the Theme Parks

    Top 5 Reasons to Hire a VIP Guide at the Theme Parks

    Top 5 Reasons to Hire a VIP Guide in the Theme Parks

    Gone are the days where guests can show up to the theme parks with no plan or schedule. With hundreds of resort and dining options, attractions, and fun activities to do around Orlando, it is crucial to have a park expert assisting along the way. Here are Top 5 Reasons to Hire a VIP Guide in the Theme Parks.

    1. Creating the Perfect Schedule – for Everyone!

    Between four Walt Disney World theme parks and two Universal Studios theme parks,  there are over 100 attractions for guests to experience. Trying to organize a schedule where everyone in your group is able to do the attractions that are most important to them can be challenging. Your VIP Concierge here at My VIP Tour will discuss the parks and attractions with you in depth throughout the pre-planning process so they can create the perfect day-to-day theme park schedule for your family.

    Once you are here in Orlando, your VIP guide will navigate your family through the parks in a very specific way so that everyone is experiencing attractions that are suitable for them. We often hear from our families that they expected their children to have fun, but never expected to have just as much fun themselves. Everyone in your family, from little ones to teens, and adults of all ages, deserve to feel the magic of the theme parks with no stress of thinking how to get through the parks and crowds each day. 

     

    2. Shorter Wait Times 

    Shorter wait times are what most families look for when hiring a VIP guide, and that is one of our favorite perks of our service! The theme parks have become so busy over the past few years. The average a guest visiting the parks on their own will wait is about 45-60 minutes for an attraction. Most of the popular attractions will experience a 90 minute or more wait time in the afternoons and during peak season dates. Yikes!

    Our team at My VIP Tour has spent years studying the parks and attractions. Each an every one of our VIP guides goes through an intense training program to learn the in’s and out’s of the parks. With our expertise, and park knowledge, our families typically never wait more than about 15-20 minutes for an attraction throughout the day, leaving more time for rides and fun, and less time waiting in line. 

     

    3. Having a Local Expert

    We are Orlando based, many of us born and raised here, having visited Disney from a young age. Living here and visiting the theme parks daily puts us “in the know”.

    All of the pre-planning is incredibly important when visiting the theme parks, however one of the best perks of hiring a VIP guide is having a local expert in real time while you are on vacation. Our Disney VIP guides are able to visit the parks daily and keep up with every single change that comes our way. We take that knowledge to plan the perfect customized itinerary for each individual family. Our Disney VIP Guides keep in touch with their families throughout their entire stay to make sure they can answer any questions that may arise. Our team of Orlando experts and can make recommendations on dining, other theme parks to visit, and fun activities outside of the parks.

    Your Disney VIP guide will work together with your VIP concierge to cancel or make new dining reservations, book transportation, purchase extra park tickets, and do anything else they can do to help make your stay at the most magical place on earth as magical as it can be!

    4. More than just a VIP Guide

    Short wait times and stress-free planning are an amazing part of our service, however it’s the extra details that really elevate the experience.

    Our VIP guides go above and beyond to create an unforgettable experience for our families from the moment they enter the park until the moment they get back to the resort.

    We love to celebrate special occasions, take candid photos throughout each day, share our extensive knowledge on park history and facts, add in special (secret!) details for the kids, and so much more.

    Our VIP guides quickly become part of the family from day one and do everything they can to learn what is most important to each and every member of the group so they can customize the entire experience.

    5. Our Level of Care

    We truly believe that our level of care is what sets My VIP Tour apart.

    Each member of our team has visited the theme parks from a very early age and knows how special these trips can be. Some of our families plan their once-in-a-lifetime Disney trip with us and some visit with us annually. No matter if it’s your first or 20th trip, our goal is always to Build Better Memories each and every time.

    Our team truly cares deeply about our families and their vacations. From the first phone call with our VIP concierge team to the last good-bye with your VIP guide at the park, your happiness and satisfaction is our number one priority.

    Don’t just listen to us, head to our Trip Advisor page to read reviews from over 700 families who rated My VIP Tour five stars!

    We can’t wait to meet your family and Build Better Memories with you soon!  

      Contact our concierge team today to get started on your next Orlando theme park dream vacation.

      You can reach us by phone @ (407) 636-2390 or by email at info@myviptour.com

       

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      Fall in Love with the Holiday’s at Walt Disney World

      Fall in Love with the Holiday’s at Walt Disney World

      Fall in Love with the Holiday's

      at Walt Disney World

      Summer is officially over, which means our favorite time of year is right around the corner. There is truly something so magical about the theme parks during the Holiday season. This year is definitely different than previous years, however, there are lots of new and exciting things to look forward to in the coming months!

      Fall & Halloween at Magic Kingdom

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        Although Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has been canceled this year, fall is still such a wonderful time to visit the theme parks.
        From September 15th through October 31st, Magic Kingdom will be adorned with beautiful seasonal decor throughout the park. Characters including Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and pals will wave to guests from a special Halloween cavalcade. You may even see some of your favorite Disney villains along for the ride. Disney is also allowing guests for the first time ever to wear their favorite Halloween costume to the parks to celebrate.

      New Projection Show for Cinderella’s Castle Starting Nov. 6th 

      Each year during the Holiday season, Cinderella’s Castle lights up with over 200,000 beautiful crystal lights that emulate icicles dripping from every angle. This year, in place of the icicle lights, Disney has created an incredible projection show that will run through the evening starting at sun down. According to Disney Parks Blog, “the appearance of the iconic castle will be transformed with a rotating series of designs including a whimsical Christmas sweater and a regal overlay of red, green and gold ornamentation”.  Get your cameras ready! This new addition will make for an incredible Holiday card backdrop for the whole family.  

      Character Sitings throughout the Parks

      One thing we have truly missed about the parks is being able to meet all of our favorite characters and princesses. This holiday season, however, the Disney parks have created ways for us to see all of our favorites while staying safe with social distancing. Starting November 6th, guests will be able to see special character cavalcades through Magic Kingdom including gingerbread men, elves, reindeer and our personal favorite, the toy soldiers! Guests can also enjoy festive flotillas at Animal Kingdom, Holiday Promenades at Epcot, and Merry Motorcades at Hollywood Studios. Santa Claus will also be available to wave to guests at all four parks and Disney Springs.

      Minnie Mouse to Host Seasonal Dine at Hollywood & Vine

      We are so excited to see character dining slowly returning to the parks. Starting November 6th, Minnie Mouse will host a seasonal dining experience at Hollywood & Vine located at Hollywood Studios park. Santa Goofy will also be in attendance along with some of Minnie’s other friends. The characters will not be available for personal photos, however will be available to wave to guests and pose for photos.

      Celebrate the Holiday’s at Disney Springs

      If you are heading to the theme parks this Holiday season, make sure to stop by Disney Springs. Disney has announced that the “elaborately-decorated Disney Christmas trees are spread throughout this retail, dining and entertainment destination”. These beautiful trees will be displayed all throughout Disney Springs, which is perfect for an unplanned afternoon, or evening after a busy day at the parks. Another special addition to Disney Springs this year will be a magical snowfall throughout three of the main areas: The Landing, Town Center, and West Side.

      Jock Lindsey Hanger Bar will transform into Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar with returning holiday decor and a limited-time festive menu for guests to enjoy this Holiday season.

        Stay tuned for more Walt Disney World and Universal Studios updates in our October newsletter. You can also stay up to date on all park and resort information by following us on Facebook and Instagram.

         

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        The Rollicking Raglan Brunch — Disney Springs

        The Rollicking Raglan Brunch — Disney Springs

        When vacationing at Walt Disney World, character breakfasts and dinner reservations are usually the go-to meal options for families. However, there are some amazing Brunch options that are definitely worth checking out (and who doesn’t love a reason to have champagne at 10 o’clock in the morning?) Recently, we checked out The Rollicking Raglan Brunch at Raglan Road, located at Downtown Disney (transitioning into Disney Springs).

        Upon arriving to Raglan Road, we made a quick

        stop to the bar to order our first round of mimosas.

        The mimosas were made with fresh Florida orange juice and sparkling wine, which came in a small bottle, but enough to fill up for a second! The bartender also gave us all complimentary homemade berry and banana smoothies that were served in large shot glasses.

        After being seated, a delicious Irish soda bread was brought to the table, along with a Guinness and sugar dipping oil. A second round of complimentary smoothies were then brought to the table while the waitress explained any specials of the day.

        The menu did not shy away from the items you would typically see listed in a restaurant located in Ireland. Brunch options consisted of Roastie Potatoes, Gammon and Eggs, Pancakes, Omelettes, Eggs Benedict, a Black Dog special, and more. You also have the option to order something more towards the lunch side like a Burger or Sandwich.

         What did we order??

        Eggs Benedict:

        A common item you will see on an Irish menu, and true to its form, this traditional meal was so tasty! The eggs come poached on top of sliced pancetta, covered with hollandaise sauce, and placed on an english muffin. The side consisted of their famous ‘Roasties’, aka potatoes covered with select herbs and spices.

        Pancake Diaspora:

        6 full sized pancakes were served topped with creme fraiche, fresh strawberries and blueberries, maple syrup, and garnished with mint. The pancakes were fluffy and consistent all the way through and just melt in your mouth delicious!

        Full Irish Breakfast:

        A favorite at Raglan Road, the Full Irish Breakfast offers everything you could expect as if you were dining in Ireland itself. This dish includes eggs, black dog, schnitzel, three times a boxty (gammon topped with cheddar), veggies, and roasties. Each of the flavors blended so perfectly together and made the experience that much better.

        Burger ‘R Way:

        This large beef burger was topped with a Dublin cheddar cheese, tomato chutney, and avocado. With a side of Irish style chips (steak fries), this combo was an authentic Irish taste combined with an all-American favorite.

        Desserts are offered as well, which include:

        Strawberry and Apple Crumble

        Raspberry Pavlova

        Bread and Butter Pudding

        Triful Sinful

        Lemon Curd Tart

        Orange Pudding

        Black Forest ‘Kiss’

        Upon finishing our Brunch at around 12pm, the Irish band and tap dancers started to set up on the large indoor stage. The band were very interactive with the crowd, asking questions and sharing knowledge on each song they played. Irish tap dancers took turns to head up on the main stage, as well as the smaller stages in the middle of the room to perform.

        All together, Raglan Road is a wonderful experience for all to enjoy, even little toddlers were clapping their hands and dancing with excitement!

        Brunch at Raglan Road is available every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm. We suggest making a reservation for around 11am-12pm since the band and tap dancers don’t set up until around then, and they are definitely worth seeing.

        Prices at Raglan Road for Brunch range from approximately: $15- $30 per main course and $8.50 for all desserts.

         For more information on Raglan Road, or other brunch options at Walt Disney World, contact My VIP Tour at (407) 913-8375.

        Walt Disney World’s Night Time Magic

        Walt Disney World’s Night Time Magic

         

         Whether it’s your first time at Walt Disney World, or you have visited more times than you can remember, there is always something new and exciting to see and do. Getting to the parks early is a great way to see everything before the crowds come in; however, some of the most magical Disney experiences happen at night, and you sure don’t want to miss them!

        Here is our list of “Late Night Must Do’s” while on your next WDW vacation:

        1. Celebrate the Magic- Cinderella’s Castle, Magic Kingdom

        Watch Cinderella’s Castle light up with story-telling imagery of Disney classics, such as: Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, The Lion King, Aladdin, and more! Your favorite Disney characters will take you on an exciting and breathtaking journey with movie clips, graphics, and pictures all displayed on the Castle walls.

         2. Wishes Nighttime Spectacular- Magic Kingdom

        An absolute must for your whole family! This 12 minute firework show is every little piece of magic you are looking for on your Disney vacation. Tinker Bell makes a special appearance as she flies from the top of Cinderella’s Castle and starts the Wishes celebration. Make sure you take your cameras out for the finale, it’s truly breathtaking! 🙂

         3. IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth- Epcot

        Aim to visit Epcot in the afternoon, so you can walk through the World Showcase, with enough time to see the night time show, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. IllumiNations is a 3 part show which tells the story of our planet from birth, to the hope of the future. A glowing globe travels across the Lagoon showing history and achievements of our time, and ends with flames, music, and fireworks. IllumiNations can be viewed from almost anywhere around World Showcase and from select restaurants.

        4. Fantasmic- Hollywood Studios

        Watch all your favorite Disney Princesses, Characters and Villians perform in this beautiful 30-minute water and firework show! From Disney songs, to animation, to one million gallons of dancing water, this is definitely a must for the whole family!

        5. Main Street Electrical Parade- Magic Kingdom

        This amazing 20 minute music parade spectacular takes place at Magic Kingdom usually twice per day. The parade includes numerous decorated floats that adorn half a million lights and your favorite Disney characters. Tip: Find a place to stand (or sit) on Main Street about 20 minutes prior to show time for the best view!

        Take advantage of our services for your evening park adventures, too! Let us take care of parade or show seating for your entire party, while you enjoy the rest of the park! Call us to book your dream vacation today: (407-913-8375).

        Favorite Disney Restaurants of 2015 From My VIP Tour

        Favorite Disney Restaurants of 2015 From My VIP Tour

        (Cinderella's Royal Table at Magic Kingdom. Photo courtesy of disneyworld.disney.go.com)
        (Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom. Photo courtesy of disneyworld.disney.go.com)
        Lets talk about one of our favorite topics: Food. Funnel Cakes, Turkey Legs and Buttered Popcorn used to be the staples of Walt Disney World Dining; however, there are currently over 300 restaurants for you and your family to choose from. When booking a Disney vacation, making reservations can be extremely overwhelming, and let’s be honest, who has time to look through 300 different menus?! From character meals to fine dining, we’ve come up with a list of our favorite Walt Disney World Dining spots for you and your party to enjoy while you’re here. Reservations are highly recommended for all of these restaurants.
        Look out for our ‘My VIP Tour Price Guide’ as follows:
        Price: $-$$$ (per adult)
        $= $15-$29.99
        $$= $30-$59.99
        $$$= $60 and above
        Victoria and Alberts – The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
        Our ultimate #1 spot will take your senses through a culinary journey with everything from Caviar, to Japanese Kobe Beef to Hawaiian Chocolate Souffle. Victoria and Alberts graces our top spot because of their impeccable service and menu items, being our favorite place for date nights or for a special occasion. Dress code and reservations required. Ages 10 and up.
        Price: $$$ ($130 per guest + $65 for wine pairings)
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        (Grand Floridian’s Victoria and Alberts dining room. Photo courtesy of: disneyworld.disney.go.com)

        California Grill – Disney’s Contemporary Resort
        Placed on the 15th floor of The Contemporary, enjoy tasty Californian cuisine from sushi to goat-cheese ravioli. Yum! We love that the California Grill offers spectacular views of Cinderella’s Castle, which makes it a great place to watch Magic Kingdom’s Wishes Nighttime Spectacular.
        Price: $$
          (Photo courtesy of: disneyworld.disney.go.com)
        Le Cellier Steakhouse – World Showcase Epcot (Canada)
        Feel like you’re dining in a Canadian Chateau with delicious cuisine that features fresh seafood and juicy steaks. If you love a good steakhouse, this place is perfect for you. Make sure you save room for their delicious Maple Creme Brulee dessert.
            Price: $$
        The Hollywood Brown Derby – Hollywood Studios
        In this authentic replica of the famous Brown Derby, the walls are covered in caricatures of familiar faces of Hollywood. There is something on the menu for everyone to enjoy, from a mouthwatering cobb salad to a juicy filet of beef. We love that you can sit outside and enjoy the sunshine and magical Disney atmosphere with a glass of wine and yummy appetizers.
            Price: $-$$ ($15-$29 — $30-$59)
         (Brown Derby Patio. Photo courtesy of: disneyworld.disney.go.com)
        Tusker House (our favorite character lunch) Animal Kingdom
        Donald Duck’s Dining Safari includes American Cuisine with an African flare. Your favorite Characters are dressed up in Safari gear and come to your table for pictures and autographs. We personally love the wide variety of food for all ages, including make-your-own PB&J’s for the kids, a delicious salad bar and tons of great vegetarian options. Don’t worry meat lovers, there’s a carving station and lots of chicken dishes too.
            Price: $-$$ Breakfast- $15-$29, Lunch & Dinner- $30-$59
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        (photo courtesy of: disneyparks.disney.go.com)

        ‘Ohaha – Polynesian Resort
        If you’re looking for a night of great food and entertainment then look no more. Delicious skewers of sweet and sour pork loin, oak-grille shrimp and steak are brought to your table in addition to dumplings, stir-fried vegetables, lo-mein noodles and more.  Be entertained as your little ones partake in the coconut races, show off their hula-hoop skills and dance to the island music as you sip a mai tai or other tropical drink from the full liquor bar.  This is definitely a place that’s fun for the whole  “ohana”.
           Price: $$
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        Citricos – Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
        A beautiful American style restaurant with Mediterranean flare. Whether you’re enjoying mouthwatering veal shank, roasted chicken, filet of beef, or choosing a glass from their award winning wine list you will love every part of your dining experience. Just one monorail stop away from the Magic Kingdom this restaurant is the perfect place to go before the parade and other evening entertainment.
        Price: $$
        La Hacienda – Epcot World Showcase (Mexico)
        If you’re planning a night at Epcot with the family this is the perfect dinner spot. With tall windows and waterfront views, you can watch Epcot’s fireworks while enjoying a freshly made authentic Mexican dish. Try the shrimp tacos and wash them down with a guava infused handcrafted margarita from the bar.
            Price: $
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         (Photo courtesy of: the disneydiningblog.com)
        Cinderella’s Royal Table – Magic Kingdom
        The perfect place for your little princess. Meet Cinderella and other Disney Princesses as you dine inside of Cinderella’s Castle. Large, colorful Banners, a suit of armor, and elegantly painted windows make this a truly royal dining experience. This is a prepaid experience and should be booked months in advance.
            Price: $$
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         (Photo credit: www.bestoforlando.com)
        Teppan Edo – Epcot World Showcase (Japan)
        A great dinner and show all-in-one for the whole family. Have your choice of chicken, steak, seafood, and vegetarian items as your chef cooks Teppan-Yaki style right at your table.
            Price: $
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        Monsier Paul – Epcot World Showcase (France)
        With stunning views of the World Showcase, Monsieur Paul is the perfect place to dine for a special occasion. Enjoy gourmet french cuisine and feel as if you have been whisked away to Paris for the night. This restaurant does not have a kids menu so keep that in mind if you have young children.
            Price: $$
        Jiko – Animal Kingdom Lodge
        If you have an adventurous palette, you will love this place. Jiko offers a large selection of delicious cuisine including African, Indian, and Mediterranean menu items. With a beautiful, bright ambiance, Jiko is a great place to get the whole family together and enjoy a delicious dinner after a long day at the parks. Also look out for the South African Jiko wine tasting.
            Price: $$
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         (Photo courtesy of: disneyworld.disney.go.com)
        Via Napoli – Epcot World Showcase (Italy)
        Sometimes, we just need a good slice of pizza and what better place to find it than the heart of Southern Italy. Pizza, fresh salads, and authentic Italian desserts will keep you coming back for more. Via Napoli was voted Critic’s Choice for “Best Theme Park Restaurant” by Orlando Sentinel.
            Price: $
        Flying Fish Cafe – Disney’s Boardwalk
        For the surf and turf lover, The Flying Fish offers an eccentric menu of sizzling steaks and scrumptious seafood. Watch the chef’s cook in an open kitchen as they use only the freshest ingredients. Fun décor and the lively atmosphere make this a great family dinner spot.
            Price: $-$$ ($15-$29 — $30-$59)
        Okay, now we’re hungry 🙂 When booking your next Walt Disney World Vacation, remember to refer back to this list to help make your Disney dining decisions a little easier. We are happy to recommend other restaurants that will be the best fit your family and can book all your dining reservations for you.
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        Call My VIP Tour today at (407) 913 8375 and let us start building your dream vacation!