monorail crawl – Saturday, August 23at we will begin at Outer Rim 7:00pm ….Thanks to our sponsors of the goodie bags MyFantasyBands.com
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Now to kick of the news: Here’s a quick Randy Recommends tip from Disneyland in California. find randy at faithandthemagickingdom.com
World of Color is the nighttime spectacular at Disney California Adventure park, and is a definite must-do when visiting the Disneyland Resort. Pretty much the only way to see it involves having a reserved space. That can be done by getting a FastPass in the morning, which will give you access to the viewing area beginning about an hour and a half before the scheduled show time, but if you want a good view, you need to line up at least 45 minutes before that. Between lining up, waiting in the viewing area, and seeing the show, that’s at least 2 hours out of your day, probably 2 and a half!
If you want to spend less time waiting and get a better view, book a World of Color Dining Package. Especially if you’re planning to eat at a table service restaurant anyway, this is great way to have that meal and get reserved viewing in the Premium viewing area. And because there aren’t as many of those as there are for the other sections, you can easily show up 30-45 minutes before the show, not 2 hours before! The 3 participating restaurants are Ariel’s Grotto, Carthay Circle Restaurant, and Wine Country Trattoria. Prices vary a bit by location, and advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 60 days prior to your visit.
The World of Color Dining Package is a great way to get the best possible viewing area for the show and have an extra 2 hours or so in your day for other fun instead of standing around!
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Disneyland Paris!! @thatdisneylover – Laura loves going into the side arcades by Main-Street when it’s raining and cold, the real gas lamps heat up the corridors perfectly during the winter months, and provide good shelter for those rainy days. Also most of the restaurants and the boutiques are attached to the arcades, so you can do some shopping, eat some food and also use the facilities of an ATM or bathroom all without leaving to walk in the rain! Also, try and use the Arcades after the night time show Disney Dreams! for a more quick way out of the park than walking up MainStreet.
Beginning Aug. 12, 2014, Guests with both a MagicBand and a linked Memory Maker entitlement who ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® will find a video memento of their 13-story drop automatically associated to their My Disney Experience account.
The Attraction video will be available only to Guests who have purchased Memory Maker and have linked their Memory Maker entitlement and MagicBand to their My Disney Experience account.
Guests with a linked Memory Maker entitlement also will be able to view and download the videos of their linked Family & Friends and Managed Guests that also have MagicBands.
With the Nanea Volcano Pool closed for refurbishment, guests at Disney’s Polynesian Resorthave been given open access to one of the Walt Disney World waterparks.
Initial communications from Disney indicated that Polynesian Resort guests would receive complimentary single-day access to Disney’s Blizzard Beach waterpark. Lukewarm response from the general public apparently prompted Disney to re-evaluate that offer.
During the pool refurbishment, Polynesian guests will receive free access to Blizzard Beachthroughout their hotel stay. Access includes dedicated bus transportation between thePolynesian and Blizzard Beach, a dedicated entrance gate and complimentary towel rentals.
Additionally, all Polynesian guests purchasing refillable beverage mugs can refill those mugs at Blizzard Beach. Complimentary beverage refills are normally restricted to resort drink dispensers.
Later this year when Blizzard Beach closes for its annual refurbishment, Polynesian guests will be granted free access toDisney’s Typhoon Lagoon.
The during renovations to the Nanea Volcano Pool, the resort quiet pool remains open for guest use. Polynesian guests are not permitted to “hop” to pools at neighboring resorts.
Work on the main pool is scheduled to run into the spring of 2015.
Reports indicate that all 20 bungalows will receive a private “plunge pool.” Plunge pools typically have capacities comparable to a residential hot tub, but with a greater depth.
The pools will reportedly be installed on the lagoon side of the bungalows, serving as a prime viewing location for Magic Kingdom fireworks, Electrical Water Pageant and other activities on the Seven Seas Lagoon.
The Polynesian bungalows would be the first Disney Vacation Club accommodation to feature any sort of private pool. The villas are scheduled to open sometime in 2015.
Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” begins principal photography this week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast, Shooting on location and at Shepperton Studios in England, the film is slated for release on May 27, 2016.
The all-star ensemble cast includes:
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the Mad Hatter—Hatter Tarrant Hightopp.
Anne Hathaway portrays the White Queen—Mirana.
Mia Wasikowska once again appears as Alice Kingsleigh, who’s on a quest to help the Mad Hatter.
Helena Bonham Carter returns as the Red Queen—Iracebeth.
·Rhys Ifans fills the shoes of Zanik Hightopp, the Mad Hatter’s father.
·Matt Lucas returns to the revelry in a dual role as Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
Ed Speleers portrays James Harcourt in the film.
Sacha Baron Cohen was called on to bring Time to the big screen.
SHOUT OUT AND THANK YOU TO CHERYL FROM QuickandDirtyTips.com/mighty-mommy — she recently did a podcast and wrote a blog about her 5 tips for planning a magical disney vacation and she mentioned the disney parks podcast as well as Disneyways.com as a great way to familiarize yourself with the parks before your trip! We will put a link her post in the show notes – Thank you Cheryl! http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/parenting/family-time/5-tips-for-planning-a-magical-disney-vacation
Also thanks to Berry and Gary of the home based travel agent podcast for having me on as a guest.
KRISTA TALKS ABOUT First visit to DISNEYLAND
Top 10 Things to Pack In Your Disney Park Bag – the one you’ll bring with you for your day in the park
from the hong kong disneyland site — What should I bring with me when I visit Hong Kong Disneyland?
Hong Kong Disneyland enjoys a warm climate. Be sure to bring light clothing and sunscreen and an umbrella or parasol. Be prepared for the unexpected by packing appropriate clothing in case things get wet. Remember: You can stow what you don’t want to carry in the lockers located in Main Street, U.S.A.
- tripod – lightweight
- hand sanitizer
- refillable water bottle
- battery power
- chargers cords, cables
- extra batteries
- umbrella or poncho
- back pack or murse, or cargo shorts
- pins, autograph book, vinylmation
- snacks for kids
- wpies – diaper or to wipe hands
- money, gift cards
- cell phone
- jacket or sweater during winter
- ziploc bag to keep your phone in during the water rides