FastPass+ Selection Update, EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, Flying Fish

Disney FastPass+ Selection Enhancement

The Disney FastPass+ selection window will begin at 7 a.m. ET, instead of the previous time of 12 a.m ET. Please note you will be able to start selecting FastPass+ within their applicable window starting at 7 a.m. ET effective immediately:

· Up to 60 days for Clients staying at select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels.

· Up to 30 days for Clients not staying at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, with a ticket purchased prior to arrival.

This allows you to make your selections at a more convenient time of day, instead of in the middle of the night.

New Details About Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The 2016 Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival returns Sept.14-Nov.14, 2016 – expanding to a record 62 days! And now, we’re happy to share a few more details about this popular event.

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· You can sample dishes from more than 30 global marketplaces – including a new beef brisket and pimento cheese sandwich from Hops & Barley and vegan Greek nachos.

· Guests can also discover new hands-on experiences with chefs, bakers and mixologists in the Festival Center, as well as a new cooking school.

· Celebrity chefs are back … and already on this year’s list are Jamie Deen, “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, Masaharu Morimoto, Elizabeth Faulkner, Norman Van Aken and Cat Cora.

· The Eat to the Beat concerts return to America Gardens Theater with eight new acts, as well as returning favorites – including Wilson Phillips and Boyz II Men. Wang Chung opens the the series on Sept. 14-16, 2016. Concerts are included in Epcot admission.

>Update: Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort

Opening is set for late summer for Flying Fish Restaurant at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort at Walt Disney World® Resort. The “Cafe” goes away as part of the name, and you will be welcomed to a sophisticated, interior that still pays homage to the golden era of seaside boardwalks.

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A new menu will feature sustainable fish, as well as a new Fruits of the Sea appetizer with rock shrimp and clams from Florida, grouper cheek, mussels, a splash of Brandy and a rich lobster stock.

Inside, Flying Fish Restaurant will feature an all-new kitchen and dining room (with expanded space for private dining events), sparkling architectural accents, like golden-winged room panels and an impressive chandelier that mimics a school of flying fish overhead. Next door, the new AbracadaBar lounge will open, taking the spot formerly occupied by Seashore Sweets candy and ice cream shop.

This new “curious cocktail lounge” combines the Golden Age of Magic with the magic of Disney storytelling. From enchanted magic show posters and mystifying mirrors to vintage props and tricks, AbracadaBar promises to be just as surprising and magical as its name suggests.

Weekly Round Up- Frozen Ever After, Jungle Book evening show opening date, Soarin’ Around the World debut, Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire, Star Wars fireworks, Tiffins restaurant

Frozen Ever After Attraction & Royal Sommerhus To Open June 21 at Epcot
Today we’re sharing some very exciting news from Epcot® at Walt Disney World® Resort. Two new “Frozen” experiences – the Frozen Ever After attraction and the adjacent Royal Sommerhus – will officially open their doors June 21, 2016.
Located in the Norway pavilion at Epcot, Frozen Ever After allows you to set off on an adventurous boat tour through the kingdom of Arendelle. First, you’ll be transported to the “Winter in Summer” Celebration where Queen Elsa embraces her magical powers to create a beautiful “winter-in-summer” day for the entire kingdom. Next, you will pass Troll Valley on your way up to the icy North Mountain to Queen Elsa’s Ice Palace before your return trip to the Bay of Arendelle. Fastpass+ is now available for this attraction. 60 days out for resort guests, 30 days for non resort guests.
And, over at the nearby Royal Summerhus, Anna and Elsa’s summer home, the royal sisters will be available for greeting opportunities.
The Norway Pavilion will open at 9 a.m., along with the Future World area of Epcot.
Don’t forget, you can also spot Anna and Elsa over at Magic Kingdom® Park in the “Festival of Fantasy Parade” and the new “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” show coming to Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage. Check the My Disney Experience app for the latest locations and times for any Disney Character.

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First-Ever Night Experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Begin May 27
Beginning May 27, 2016, you will be able to experience the magic of nature on display at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park at night – for the first time ever. The park will awaken at night with new rich experiences under the stars and, on May 28, The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic live show will debut at the park.
There is an exciting lineup of new experiences coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park after the sun sets, including nightly awakenings of the park’s iconic Tree of Life. Beginning May 27, animal spirits will be brought to life each night by magical fireflies that reveal colorful stories of wonder and enchantment along with other amazing sights at the tree.
After the sun sets, you also will be able to explore Kilimanjaro Safaris and see the nighttime behavior of the wildlife and better tune in to the unique vocalization of the animals like never before. Among the new experiences, the village of Harambe in Africa will become the place to enjoy “Wildlife Parti” and the spirited community of Discovery Island will come together to celebrate their love of the natural world with the Discover Island Carnivale.
And the park’s Discovery River will awaken at night and become a stunning stage for performances of the limited-engagement show The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic, inspired by the hit live-action film Disney’s The Jungle Book. Shows will feature memorable moments from the film, including the iconic Shere Khan, and will be filled with music and special effects that celebrate the movie and classic songs, infused with an Indian influence.
FastPass+ and dining packages for Disney’s Animal Kingdom night experiences are now available.
Also, we wanted to share a quick update that development work continues on the future night show, “Rivers of Light.” This show will depict an ancient lantern festival guided by two storytellers who call forth four animal Spirit Guides. The Spirit Guides return at different points during the show to lead the audience on a journey through the Rivers of Light.

Last Chance to Experience the Classic Soarin’ at Epcot and Disney California Adventure Before Soarin’ Around the World Debuts on June 17
You can enjoy your last chance to hang-glide across the snow-capped mountains, above towering redwoods, and along the rocky shorelines of the Golden State.
Epcot® Guests will enjoy farewell flights when the classic Soarin’ returns to The Land pavilion in Future World starting May 27, 2016. The attraction reopens at Epcot in Walt Disney World Resort before the new film, Soarin’ Around the World, debuts next month Disney parks in Shanghai, California and Florida.
Disney FastPass+ service will be available for this limited opportunity to enjoy the classic Soarin’ experience at Epcot.
The classic Soarin’ film based on the popular Disney California Adventure® Park attraction, Soarin’ Over California, is a multi-sensory adventure with stunning views over California’s popular sites including the Golden Gate Bridge, Napa Valley and Yosemite National Park to name a few. Make sure your Clients don’t miss their chance to experience Soarin’ Over California at Disney California Adventure, now through June 15.
The new film, Soarin’ Around the World, debuts June 17 at Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland® Resort and Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort the day after its world premiere at Shanghai Disneyland and highlights landmarks from across the globe.

‘Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire’ Begins June 17 at Magic Kingdom Park
Recently, we shared some details about “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire,” coming to the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage at Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort, and today we’re pleased to tell you this fantastically fun new show will make its debut on June 17, 2016!
“Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” brings to life beloved Disney stories both classic and contemporary in a spectacular performance featuring an original song, memorable music, lively dancing, delightful costumes and special effects magic. Mickey and his troupe of Merry Makers have invited friends from other lands to join them in a grand celebration. So in addition to favorites like Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy, the show also brings together a wonderful cast of characters from some of Disney’s newest classics: “Frozen,” “Tangled” and “The Princess and the Frog.”
“Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” celebrates the unique stories of the citizens who make up this magical kingdom and the wonderful things that can happen when we try new things, go to new places and get to know new friends.

New ‘Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular’ Fireworks To Debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Starting June 17
Several new Star Wars experiences have debuted at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at Walt Disney World® Resort over the past year, from the opening of Star Wars Launch Bay in December to the most recent additions of the Star Wars stage show “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away” and the daily march of Captain Phasma and her fleet of Stormtroopers earlier this spring. Today we’re happy to share an update on the next exciting Star Wars experience that’s set to delight fans at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – the new Star Wars fireworks show, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.”
This new nighttime show, which will be the most elaborate fireworks display in this park’s history, will begin nightly performances on June 17, 2016. This elaborate show will combine fireworks, pyrotechnics, special effects and video projections that will turn the park’s Chinese Theater and other buildings into the twin suns of Tatooine, a field of battle droids, the trench of the Death Star, Starkiller Base and other Star Wars destinations. And the show, which will feature music from throughout the film franchise, will be punctuated with a tower of fire and spotlight beams, creating a massive lightsaber in the sky.

Tiffins Restaurant and Nomad Lounge Opening May 27 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Countdown to the opening of the newest Disney signature restaurant at Walt Disney World® Resort – Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, featuring cuisine and beverages from places that inspired the creation of the Park.
Open for both lunch and dinner, Tiffins is situated near Pizzafari on Discovery Island, near what will be the entrance to Pandora – The World of AVATAR, when it opens in 2017. (“Tiffin” is an Indian English word for a midday meal or a type of container used to carry food while traveling). Adjacent to Tiffins, Nomad Lounge features waterfront views in addition to hand-crafted cocktails with African, Asian and South American flavors; beers, and sustainable wines from those regions, plus specialty non-alcoholic beverages and small bites.
The park’s culinary team is working on special dining packages which will begin May 28 at Tiffins and Tusker House Restaurant for the new limited-engagement nighttime show, The Jungle Book: Alive With Magic.
Similar to the popular Fantasmic! Dining Packages at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, the Dining Package includes reserved seating for the nighttime show. At all-you-care-to-eat Tusker House Restaurant, you can choose the breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet on the day of the show (but they have to dine at least 2 1/2 hours before the show). Breakfast is $37, $23 ages 3-9, plus tax and gratuity; lunch and dinner, $49, $30 ages 3-9, plus tax and gratuity. Tusker House Restaurant is on the Disney Dining Plan and counts as one table-service meal.
At Tiffins, the package includes the choice of appetizer, entrée, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage at either lunch or dinner. The Dining Package is $67 for adults, $32 ages 3-9, plus tax and gratuity. Tiffins is on the Disney Dining Plan and counts as two table-service meal credits.

Walt Disney World Waterpark Limited Time Offer!

Make a SPLASH at DISNEY with free water park tickets for your family this Summer!

Travel between June 25th and August 15th and your whole family will receive a one day water park pass for free. Choose between Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach.


Details:
  • Travel Dates: June 25th-August 15th 2014
  • Must book a minimum $2,500 Magic Your Way Package with 4 night resort stay and 4 day base pass
  • Can be combined with the current summer discount offer
  • Applies to the first 50 guests
  • New Bookings Only
  • Must book by May 15th 

Contact us today through email: info@enchantingvacationdeals.com and mention the FREE water park ticket offer. Or click HERE to fill out the quote form.  

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Top Disneyland Tips from past guests

Tell your kids to go talk to a Cast Member with a name badge on if they get lost- they will take them to the “Lost Parents” area at City Hall/Guest Services.

Food/drinks can be brought in but no Glass containers/bottles.  

There are lockers and charging stations at the front gate areas.

Take a picture on your phone/camera of the tickets and photopass cards you get in case you lose them.

Put a label on your phone, backpack, camera, etc. for another number to contact if it gets lost.

FastPasses are included with your admission to Disneyland- it gives you an hour window to jump in a shorter line (usually) for a shorter wait time.  Put your admission ticket in the machine and it shows you what time (doesn’t work earlier or later than what’s listed) and also when you can get your next FastPass.  Keep an eye on those times!

If your child is too small to ride, go up to the front of the ride as a group and as for a Rider Swap pass.  The first rider can use a FastPass then the second rider has anytime that day to do the ride with another guest.


Bring glow sticks/wands for World of Color and evening fireworks shows.

See characters at the Character meals- there are 5 at Disneyland. 2 premium: Ariel’s Grotto in California Adventure park on the pier and Goofy’s Kitchen in the Disneyland hotel.  The other 3 are breakfast only: Mickey’s at PCH Grill in the Paradise Pier hotel, Chip and Dale’s Critter breakfast at Grand Californian hotel and Minnie’s Breakfast in the park at the Plaza Inn restaurant at Disneyland park.

Also at City Hall, you can get buttons for whatever you are celebrating during your visit- Birthday, Anniversary, etc or just an I’m Celebrating button.  Cast Members and guests will definitely say something to add to your special day!

Most meals are big enough to share in the parks.

Use a helpful App service like Touring Plans (DLR Lines) or RideMax to maximize your ride plans!

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Secrets to meeting a Disney princess at Disneyland

4 tips for your princess to meet her favorite princess!

Head to the new Fantasy Faire near Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and head to Royal Hall- here is where the princesses will meet you in royal style!

Have us reserve a meal for you at Ariel’s Grotto for the Princess Celebration Character dining experience. They come to your table while you dine on breakfast, lunch or dinner fit for royalty.

Have your princess wear the gown of her favorite princess. Characters pay special attention and treat them as that princess, and if she is seen by that particular princess she will love meeting them. You could also set up an appointment at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique to be made up even more like a princess!

Keep your eyes open, you’ll never know who you will see wandering around the park!

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Magic Bands

Magic Band testing:

Guests that will be traveling 9/3-10/31 staying at Polynesian resort, Beach Club, Beach Club Villas, Art of Animation, Port Orleans Riverside have been added. The previous resorts that were testing Contemporary Resort, Pop Century, Yacht Club and Animal Kingdom Lodge have been extended until 10/31.

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It’s GIVEAWAY time!!

We are doing a GIVEAWAY this month!! Who doesn’t like to win FREE stuff?

Enter to WIN by:
1. Getting a quote for a new vacation,
2. Book a trip or
3. Refer a friend who wants to travel!
            (doesn’t need to be a Disney vacation)
You can get up to 3 entries per person!   Good Luck and share this with your friends too!


~Stay tuned on Monday for a End-of-Summer giveway running for just 5 days!!! 


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WDW Free Dining offer!

The Fall Free dining offer is still going, ends Sept 15!

Availability and dates are limited, so don’t wait to contact us for pricing and help arranging your vacation.

There is also a room offer going on for most dates, in case your travel doesn’t fall under the free dining dates.

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Enchanting Vacation Deals: Celebrating 3 years of Disney travel planning!

It’s MAY!  We are so excited to be celebrating our 3rd year of planning Disney vacations for families.  Many of you have become like our family as we “Talk Disney” and get those details of your trips arranged!

To celebrate we are giving away 3 prizes over the next 3 weeks- be sure to enter on the Giveaway Tab on the Enchanting Deals Facebook page!

We are giving away a Disney Dooney & Bourke Wristlet:


A Disney Vacation Countdown (similar but not exact to this):
A Disneyland castle shirt (women’s size L) and $25 Disney gift card:

Be sure to see all the ways to enter!  Good luck!

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