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Universal Orlando Royal Pacific Room Tour

 

Last Week our Kingdom Magic Vacations team had the incredible opportunity of spending a day learning and exploring at the Universal Orlando Resort! We loved getting to have a hands-on experience as we checked out this amazing vacation destination!

 

 

We were able to tour several of the on-site Universal Orlando hotels and today I am excited to share with you a tour of a room at Loews Royal Pacific Resort! Upon your arrival at Loews Royal Pacific Resort you will feel as thought you have been transported to a tropical island retreat.

 

 

The theming and attention to detail in this property truly make you feel completely immersed in the island setting! Many of our Travel Planners actually remarked how the architecture in the main lobby reminded them of resort they toured on tropical islands such as Punta Cana.

 

 

 

The rooms are a great size and feel fresh and contemporary while still incorporating those warm island touches. I loved the statement art of the massive tropical flowers on the wall behind the beds. You can join us on a tour of this beautiful room in our latest YouTube video!

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort or to any destination that you are dreaming of traveling to next!

My Experience Riding the Disney Skyliner!

 

The Disney Skyliner is officially open! Walt Disney World’s newest form of transportation has arrived and so many Disney fans including myself are over the moon! This new form of Disney Transportation is truly magical and unique. I had the opportunity to travel on the Disney Skyliner this week and I am so excited to share my experience with you!

 

 

I have been excited about the Disney Skyliner since it was first announced back at the 2017 D23 Expo! Since then I have enjoyed watching the construction progress of the Disney Skyliner on each of my Disney World vacations. My excitement level would build every time Disney would release a new piece of concept art. It was safe to say I knew I was going to enjoy the Disney Skyliner!

 

 

Now that I have personally used this new form of Disney Transportation I can tell you that “enjoy” is an understatement! I am completely in love with the Disney Skyliner! As soon as I boarded my first gondola car at Epcot’s International Gateway and it took flight – I was in a state of total awe and amazement!

 

 

For me as a Walt Disney World lover, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to see entirely new parts of the Walt Disney World Resort that previously guests could never see. When riding the Disney Skyliner you get a bit of a backstage look from the sky at parts of the parks and resorts that no one else gets to see. One of my favorite views was as you flew over the back of the France pavilion at Epcot. You can currently see the construction progress of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure! This exciting new attraction coming summer of 2020!

 

 

I am so excited that the Walt Disney World Skyliner is now open! This is a great transportation option for so many guests at Walt Disney World! This fast form of transportation is efficient and also fun! It feels like another ride in the parks rather then a form of transportation! Be sure to check out the Walt Disney World Skyliner on your next visit to the parks! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next adventure!

Best Treat at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

 

This past week I attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom park in Walt Disney World! This Halloween Party is a separately ticketed event that takes place on select nights throughout the fall season in Magic Kingdom. This event is family friendly and focuses more on the fun side of Halloween! It is the perfect balance of spooky thrills mixed with cute decorations and fun costumes! There is something for everyone!

 

 

An iconic part of Halloween for many of us is candy and all things involving sweets and treats! At Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party you will have the opportunity to actually trick or treat in the Magic Kingdom! Guests of all ages can feel like a kid again as they visit special treat locations throughout the park and receive candy and other yummy snack items.

 

 

In addition to stocking up on candy and treats from the complimentary treat locations around the park, you can also purchase specialty treats. These specialty treats are exclusively available just during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. I tried a few of these specialty desserts and there was one particular one that stood out to me as my favorite!

 

 

My favorite dessert of this year’s 2019 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party was the Haunted Mansion inspired wedding cake! This cake was meant to look like a small personal size version of the bride from the Haunted Mansion Constance’s wedding cake! The dessert is named “Constance’s for Better or For Worse Wedding Cake” This treat is a Halloween Party Exclusive! It can be purchased at the Liberty Square Popcorn Cart.

 

 

This dessert is a citrus-scented cake with raspberry Bavarian cream, white chocolate glaze, icing pearls, flowers, and is topped with a chocolate axe. This cake had a moose consistency and was very light and decadent.

 

Every aspect of this treat made me a fan! From the fun theming inspired by my favorite Magic Kingdom attraction – to the fact that it was the most delicious and unique tasting treat I enjoyed on my vacation! Be sure to say “I do” to this cake when you visit Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this year! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next adventure.

Universal Studios Hollywood – Studio Backlot Tour

 

This summer I went out to Universal Studios Hollywood and had a wonderful time. Hands down my favorite experience there was the Universal Studios Backlot Tour. This studio tour is unique to Universal Studios Hollywood. It is something that you can’t find in Universal Studios Florida.

 

The experience of getting to go back stage and seeing the inner workings of this real studio backlot was an incredible experience. The amazing part of this attraction is that it is not simply an attraction – it is a real working studio backlot!

 

I am a movie buff and I love old Hollywood history so this tour was right up my ally! I loved seeing recognizable sets from many of my favorite movies and tv shows and hearing the facts that our guide had to share about the history of the studio.

 

Another great thing about the tour is that it’s never the same! It is a fluid environment where things on the back lot are changing minute to minute! So every time you ride you never know what you may happen to catch filming or who you might see!

 

I am already planning a visit back to Universal Studios Hollywood! I highly recommend visiting this park and when you go be sure to visit the back lot tour! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations travel Planner today to plan your next vacation!

 

 

Surprising Your Family With A Disney Trip

 

So fall is upon us and you know what that means, Christmas will be here before you know it.  Why not make this the year that you surprise your family with a Walt Disney World trip.  There has never been a better time to plan to visit Disney. Disney has released so many wonderful discounts for 2020; such as the Kids Eat For Free deal! In my opinion a gift of travel is the best because it is a gift that will leave you and your family with lasting memories.  Let me give you a few ideas on how to reveal your big surprise on Christmas day.

1. Disney Balloons Gift Box

Just image Christmas morning having the children open up a large box wrapped in Disney paper.  When they open the box all of the Disney balloons start to fly out and then you can have a note in the box or tied to the balloons that says the magic words “We are Going To Disney World”!

2.  A Scavenger Hunt

Get creative and come up with a scavenger hunt that will lead your children around the house on Christmas morning finding clues that will then eventually lead them to the final prize that lets them know that they are going to Disney World.  The final prize could be a Mickey plush toy or their favorite Disney character with a note tied on it with the big announcement!  Just think of the reaction you will get!

3. Advent Calendar

In our house the Christmas Advent Calendar has become a favorite tradition. Opening up the door each day during Advent and finding a small treat was such a fun way to count down and anticipate Christmas Day. Why not make your own customized calendar with special contents and along the way little hints to a big Christmas present. Then on Christmas they will have the big reveal with a note giving them the surprise trip news.

The possibilties are endless for coming up with ways to surprise your family with the trip of a lifetime to Walt Disney World.  Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations travel planner today to check out all the great new discounts and plan your big surprise Christmas gift!

Dinner at Epcot’s Teppan Edo

 

In August, I was fortunate to be in Walt Disney World for my birthday for the first time ever!  I got to wear my birthday button and I enjoyed all the birthday wishes from cast members and guests.  My parents and I spent my birthday in EPCOT and they gave me the option to pick any restaurant I wanted in EPCOT for my birthday dinner.  After contemplating the many wonderful choices, I decided on one of my favorites, Teppan Edo.

 

 

Teppan Edo is located in World Showcase at the Japan Pavilion.  Here you will experience authentic Japanese cuisine during an exciting dining experience that is part a Hibachi style meal and part show.  Here you sit around Hibachi grills where your skillful chef chops and stir-fries your food right there in front of you.  Every seat has a perfect view of the show.  I enjoyed the show that the chefs put on while making your delicious food.  This experience it great for the whole family.  It will even keep your children entertained and excited to eat their meal.

 

 

 

You can select from steak, chicken, seafood and vegetable entrees.  These entrees are served with udon noodles, stir fried vegetables and steamed rice.  Prior to the meal, you also are served a fresh garden salad with Asian dressing.  For my birthday meal I choose the scallops, my mom had the shrimp and my dad had the filet mignon.   All were prepared and served right in front of us and they were all delicious.

 

 

At the end of the dinner, the servers presented me with a surprise piece of birthday cake and a birthday song.  The cake was their green tea cake, which is layers of delicate green tea sponge cake with a fluffy green tea mousse topped with a fresh whipped cream.  All I can say is yummy!  I highly recommend Teppan Edo and look forward to returning again soon.  You can check out my video below for highlights of this birthday dinner.

 

 

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations travel planner to get your next Walt Disney World trip planned so you can enjoy fun experiences like this!

 

New Walt Disney World Offer! Get Free Dining For Your Kids!

 

Today Walt Disney World came out with an exciting new offer! If you have kids then this promotion is not to be missed! Your kids can receive a free dining package with this great new promotion. If you have been thinking about taking your family to Disney World, this new offer gives you that perfect opportunity.

 

You can get a FREE dining plan for your kids (ages 3 to 9) when you buy a non-discounted 3-night/3-day package for you and the kid(s) that includes a room at a select Disney Value Resort hotel, Theme Park tickets and a dining plan.

 

This promotion is valid for arrivals most night from January 1 through March 7, 2020. This offer must be booked by January 1 2020. Contact Your Kingdom Magic Vacation travel Planner today to take advantage of this great promotion!

 

 

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Shopping Guide!

 

Halloween Horror Nights 2019 is becoming one of the best Horror Nights season ever! Fans can’t get enough! This horror filled event at Universal Orlando is not limited to just haunted houses, scare zones and shows. This year’s event features a lot of incredible new merchandise that is amazing! You will definitely catch that a lot of this year’s merch features a totally terrifying vibe inspired by the 80s. You will discover exclusive merchandise featuring your favorite cult classics from this year’s Halloween Horror Night, like Netflix’s Stranger Things, Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters and more!

 

HHN Streetwear

 

 

 

This year Universal Orlando has exclusive streetwear designs for each of the movies and TV shows represented in the event! Rep all your favorite characters like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters and Eleven from Stranger Things on T-shirts, hoodies, hats, socks and more.

Additionally, U Design presents Horror Ink returns with tons of designs that feature several of this year’s houses! One of these designs has been inspired by Yeti: Terror of the Yukon. You can purchase these customized t-shirts from the Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store.

 

Event Merch

 

 

Everyone needs to bring home a souvenir T-shirt, to prove they faced their fears at this epic event! Make all your friends jealous, and let them know you survived Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, by picking up some incredible event themed merchandise like t-shirts, posters, pins and more.

 

Accessories

 

 

You can easily rock some Halloween Horror Nights style with the addition of some extra HHN flair to your look with themed buttons, pins, lanyards, phone cases and more!

 

Collectibles

 

 

For all the Halloween Horror Nights mega fans out there, Universal has you covered with an amazing collection of collectibles that you won’t want to miss! This collection features everything from souvenir glasses, figurines and more!

 

HHN Light-Up Lanyard

 

 

You can mark yourself as the ultimate HHN fan with this light-up lanyard! The really cool part about this light-up lanyard is that it connects to the Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Mobile Game which features TERROR TRIVIA. You can earn exclusive points and achievements. All you need is the lanyard, download The Official Universal Orlando Resort App and scan the Universal Play QR Code on the back of the light-up lanyard. You can also purchase the light-up lanyard without the game component.

 

Halloween Horror Nights is running on select nights now through November 2. Haunted houses, scare zones, outrageous shows and more all await you at this horror-filled event.

 

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to book your next vacation!

Disney World Skyliner Now Opening!

 

The day is upon us! The Walt Disney World Resort is about to glide into a new transportation era! The Disney Skyliner Gondola System takes flight, September 29th 2019! As you glide through the sky onboard this complimentary transportation system you will see one-of-a-kind views of woodlands, waterways and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot. In addition to the views outside you will also see familiar Disney pals appearing on the Skyliner cars themselves.

 

The Disney Skyliner connects Epcot and Hollywood Studios with four Disney resort hotels. these resorts include Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the new Disney’s Riviera Resort. Disney’s Riviera Resort is a Disney Vacation Club resort that will open on December 16th 2019. This new resort will have approximately 300 vacation homes, including various accommodation types, Disney’s Riviera Resort will be available for traditional hotel reservations.

 

 

Each one of the five loading stations will be artfully decorated to match the theme of its location. Each one of the Skyliner cabins is stylish featuring one of eight vibrant colors and sleek curved lines. Many of the nearly 300 cabins will feature graphics based on Disney films, attractions and characters. Characters you can see include Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Pluto and Goofy, Chip ’n Dale, the Pirates of the Caribbean and many more!

 

Each Disney Skyliner cabin can accommodate up to 10 guests, including those traveling with wheelchairs or assistive devices. With the system in constant motion, you will arrive at their destination in minutes, You will arrive relaxed in the comfort of cabins mindfully tailored for the Florida climate.

 

 

In addition to convenient theme park access, when staying at a Disney Skyliner resort you will have quick-and-easy transportation to a world of other dining and entertainment options! These include all the fun of Disney’s BoardWalk entertainment district, access to Epcot through the International Gateway station, and restaurants and recreation found at the multiple resort hotels serviced by Disney Skyliner.

 

The Disney Skyliner takes flight on Sunday, September 29th 2019! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next vacation to Walt Disney World or to any destination you are dreaming of visiting next!

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle – NEW Limited-Time Show at Universal Orlando!

 

There is a brand new limited-time show now showing at Universal the Universal Orlando Resort! If you are a Harry Potter fan, this is a show you are not going to want to miss! On September 14, Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle premiered! In this incredible new projection show guests will experience an exciting new display of magic in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade! This ominous new spectacle of music, lights, and special effects.

 

On select nights now through November 15, the Hogwarts castle will illuminate with images from the darker side of the Wizarding World. Guests will be encouraged to summon their inner strength to bravely face the all-consuming Dark Arts and even the visage of the powerful Dark wizard, Lord Voldemort.

 

Dementors, Death Eaters and other unspeakable creatures. Creatures including Aragog, Mountain Trolls, Thestrals and more will cloak the castle with sinister images from the darker side of magic, until the Patronus spell. The Patronus spell is one of the most famous, difficult and powerful defense of the Dark Arts charms in the Wizarding World. If you are a Harry Potter fan then you have to experience Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle!

 

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your visit to the Universal Orlando Resort or to any destination you are dreaming of traveling to next!

Disney Cruise Line Announces Return to New Orleans, Popular Itineraries to Tropical Destinations in Early 2021

 

Today was a big day in the World of all things Disney Cruise Line! In early 2021, Disney Cruise Line will return to New Orleans for a limited-time engagement! Cruising itineraries out of New Orleans will sail to the Bahamas and Caribbean, including visits to Disney’s private island paradise, Castaway Cay. These itineraries will be added to the lineup of many popular Disney Cruise Line sailings that will continue across the Disney fleet with cruises to tropical destinations from Texas, California and Florida.

 

Return to New Orleans

So many Disney Cruise Line fans are rejoicing today with the announcement that Disney Cruise line will offer itineraries out of New Orleans! This departure port is back by the popular demand of Disney Cruise fans! Disney has heard the requests of their guests and has announced that the Disney Wonder will return to the bayou from late January through February 2021 with a series of magical voyages!

 

The sailings lined up include a pair of four- and five-night cruises to the Western Caribbean. These sailings will kick off this exciting limited time engagement in New Orleans. The five-night voyage includes a visit to Progreso, Mexico, a new port of call for Disney Cruise Line on the Yucatan Peninsula. This quaint town is filled with treasures for families to explore together, from ancient Mayan ruins to hidden swimming holes filled with crystal-clear water.

 

More sailings out of New Orleans include three seven-night sailings to the Bahamas, these itineraries include a stop at Disney Castaway Cay!

 

Additionally out of New Orleans there will be a 14-night Panama Canal cruise, this sailing will round out the departures from the Crescent City in early 2021.

 

Disney Cruise Line guests who enjoy one of these exciting sailing out of New Orleans will experience the flavors and flair of the Big Easy both onboard the Disney Wonder and ashore! The sounds and sights of New Orleans come to life at Tiana’s Place restaurant, where families are transported to an era of southern charm, spirited jazz and street party celebrations with live music and other surprises that are all inspired by the Disney animated film “The Princess and the Frog.”

 

Before or after your cruise, you can explore the vibrant city of New Orleans and savor the city’s distinct cuisine, visit family-friendly museums and parks, and of course take in the sounds of world-renowned live jazz music!

 

Your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner is excited to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to book your next adventure!

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Food Offerings

 

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is in full swing! This fright-filled event features so much incredible food and beverage offerings. This year you can experience some new and returning fan-favorites at Halloween Horror Nights, including snacks and drinks inspired by Netflix’s Strangers Things, Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters and other spooky fun.

 

Netflix’s Stranger Things Food & Drink

Starcourt Mall

Location: Tents outside Monsters Cafe and Finnegan’s

 

 

 

Get a taste of the Starcourt Mall with a variety of dishes inspired by iconic mall dining. Enjoy Grilled Street Corn and Nachos Queso Fundidio from Ole Amigo. Grab a bento box with an Orange Chicken Bao Bun, Szechuan Beef Pot Stickers and fried Wonton Chips, complete with ginger soy dipping sauce from the Imperial Panda. Or head over to Hawkins Heroes for a Turkey or Veggie Hero.

 

 

You can also grab dessert with chocolate dipped bacon on a stick and Pumpkin Patch Mini Donuts.

 

Merrill’s Mini Pumpkin Doughnuts

Location: Tents outside Finnegan’s

 

 

Eleven pumpkin mini donuts on a bed of cookie crumbles topped with a frosting drizzle.

 

Triple Decker Extravaganza

Location: San Francisco Bakery

 

 

It’s back! A stack of delicious waffles, whipped cream and candy that was featured from Season 2 of Stranger Things.

 

Voodoo Doughnut

Location: Universal CityWalk

 

 

These make for the perfect snack before or after the event at Voodoo Doughnut in Universal CityWalk. Choose from either the “Run” or Waffle doughnuts filled with Maple Bavarian Cream.

 

Syrup & Waffles

Location: Gramercy Popcorn & Production Central Veranda

This drink inspired by Netflix’s Stranger Things returns with the same delicious maple flavors and tiny waffles on top.

 

Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters Ghost Trap Popcorn

Location: Popcorn Carts

 

 

The perfect snack to fuel you on the go – a popcorn bucket inspired by the containment unit for ghosts for the proton pack from Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters.

 

More New Eats & Treats

S’mores Fries

Location: KidZone Pizza Company

 

 

The yin to Pizza Fries yang. S’mores Fries are here featuring sweet potato fries, marshmallows, chocolate chips and cracker crumbs.

 

Returning Favs

Pizza Fries

Location: KidZone Pizza Company

 

 

Twisted Taters

Those mouth-watering potato swirls with your choice of sour cream & chive, garlic parmesan, seasoned salt, or salt & vinegar.

 

Candy Corn

Location: Gramercy Popcorn & Production Central Veranda

 

 

The classic Halloween candy in a sweet slushie.

 

Signature Drinks

 

 

There are four signature drinks this year inspired by classic 80s beverages, plus four souvenir cups to collect. The souvenir cups will be a staggered release with a new one becoming available on a weekly basis. Prove you’re the ultimate HHN fan and come back to collect them all! *Souvenir cups are available in limited quantities.

  • Blood Pit – Vodka, blood orange sour, peach schnapps and orange juice.
  • Twilight Gateway – Tequila, watermelon schnapps, pineapple juice, orange juice and grenadine.
  • Vampires Curse – Spiced rum, fruit punch and sour mix.
  • Saturn – Gin, Falernum liqueur, passion fruit puree and sour mix.

 

There is so much to experience at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next trip to the Universal Orlando.

 

 

Attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019!

 

Last month while visiting Walt Disney World, I attended my first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party for the 2019 season! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a wonderful, festive event that is sure to put you in the Halloween spirit!

 

 

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is an extra-ticketed event that takes place on select nights at the Magic Kingdom Park. The event features special Halloween stage shows, dance parties, rare character meet and greets, a special Halloween Parade, exclusive Halloween fireworks show, trick or treating in the Magic Kingdom, specialty treats and merchandise for purchase, and more!

 

 

My group and I had a wonderful time attending the party this year! Here’s my list of highlights from my own experience at the event!

 

Group Costume

At Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party guests can choose to come dressed in Halloween costumes if they want to! I had never dressed up myself when attending the party in the past but had always wanted to. The costumes are one of my favorite parts of the party. I love walking around the park and spotting other guests costumes! Everyone gets so into it and has such a great time. It is a wonderful environment to be apart of! This year I was so thrilled to get in on the fun of wearing a costume for myself! My group and I all dressed up as Star Wars characters. It truly did add another layer of fun to the evening! We met so many great people who stopped us to comment on our costumes and even take our picture!

 

New Fireworks

 

This year Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party saw the premiere of a brand new Halloween fireworks show! I was always a fan of the previous Halloween Party fireworks but this new show definitely topped it! The special effects used in the show were outstanding! My favorite part was the projections on the castle! There was one particular part that I loved where through projection mapping they made the castle look like a haunted mansion! It was incredible!

 

Live Actors in Pirates of the Caribbean

One of the many offerings during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party is attraction overlays. This is when Disney adds a bit of extra magic into a Disney ride. One of these attraction overlays takes place at Pirates of the Caribbean! When you ride this attraction during the Halloween Party you will spot real pirates on the actual ride! This overlay first premiered at last year’s Halloween Party and I am so happy that it has come back again. This year you will find even more live pirates throughout the ride!

 

Deep Space Mountain

Space Mountain is a Walt Disney World classic coaster! So many fans like myself know and love this ride! During Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Space Mountain becomes Deep Space Mountain! Another exciting attraction overlay! In Deep Space Mountain you can experience riding Space Mountain completely in the pitch black! This coaster is already dark but during the party there are absolutely no lights not even in the tunnels! It makes the experience even more thrilling!

 

Mickey’s Boo To You Halloween Parade

Mickey’s Boo To You Halloween Parade is an exclusive Halloween Parade that takes place during Halloween Party nights! This parade received several new updates this year. There is now a show segment that represents each land in the Magic Kingdom! I love this concept! My personal favorite addition to this parade is during the Haunted Mansion segment! The bride from the haunted Mansion has been added and she actually glides down the parade route! It is something you truly have to see in person!

 

Watch our new YouTube video to see some highlights from Mickey’s not so scary Halloween Party:

 

There are so many things to enjoy at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! I hope you enjoyed hearing about some of my favorites! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel planner today to plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World!

Walt Disney World Baby Care Centers

 

If you are traveling to Walt Disney World with a baby or toddler, you will want to be aware that each Walt Disney World Park offers a Baby Care Center.  These centers offer so much and will make traveling with your baby so much easier.  It can get really hot in the parks and these centers offer the perfect place to cool off and take care of your little one.

 

Kitchens in these facilities have baby care items for purchase.  This makes things very convenient and a life safer if you forgot to pack an essential item.  The centers offer Carnation Good Start Formulas, Gerber foods and juices, bottles, nipples, Huggies diapers and wipes, lotions, sunscreen and some over the counter medications for children.  The kitchen area has a microwave, small sink and ample counter space.  You will also find a private nursing room with electrical outlets for the mother that needs to use a breast pump.

 

 

In these centers you will also find rocking chairs, changing tables and high chairs.  There is a television and small tables and chairs for your older children to utilize.  Each center varies in size with Disney’s Hollywood Studios being the smallest.  This center does not sell baby care needs but these items can be found for purchase at the Movieland Gift shop located to the left of Guest Relations.

 

Disney Water Parks and Disney Springs Area does not have a dedicated Baby Center, but you will find baby-changing stations in all the restrooms.

 

Parents with youngsters will find these centers a great place to stop during a hot busy day.  It is a great area to take care of your child in a cool comfortable location and get recharged for more fun in the park!

 

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to book your next vacation to Walt Disney World or to any destination you are dreaming of visiting next!

 

 

My Experience in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge!

 

It’s official! Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is here! This incredibly immersive new land is now officially open to all guests at both the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida as well as the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim California. After literally years of anticipation and waiting we can now all travel to the land planet of Batuu (the name of the planet depicted in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge) whenever we want!

 

I just returned from a Disney mega trip where I started in Walt Disney World in Florida then travel to Disneyland in California and then straight back to Walt Disney World! It was so much fun and Galaxy’s Edge was the common theme during this entire trip! When my trip began in Florida, I got to celebrate my birthday by attending a preview of Galaxy’s Edge a little over a week out from the land’s actual opening. I was in awe! Galaxy’s Edge is truly unlike anything else!

 

 

After checking in for the preview my group and I stood in front of the tunnel for a moment – the tunnel that serves as the entrance way into Galaxy’s Edge. I remember feeling in such disbelief that this was all real! I couldn’t believe that I could actually now walk through that archway! For years, I saw the very archway with scrim and boards all around it, blocking it off from guest. Now the day had finally arrived that we could actually step inside the land!

 

Once you step through the entrance tunnel the tiling and cement around you slowly fade into vibrant rock formations. The transition is seamless and so well done. You feel as though you really are stepping into a whole other planet! Disney did such an amazing job create a completely immersive experience with Galaxy’s Edge. You forget you are still in Hollywood Studios! Actually, at one point at the end of our visit in Batuu, one of the members of my group made the comment that we could head back into Hollywood Studios. We were all amazed because it is so true that this land makes you feel completely transported somewhere else. Even though you are still in Hollywood Studios, you somehow separate the two, because Galaxy’s Edge feels almost like a whole other park on its own!

 

 

During my visits to both Galaxy’s Edge in Disney World and Disneyland, I had a few different opportunities to ride the attraction here in the land, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. This ride gives you and your flight crew the chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon for yourself! What I love most about this ride is how genuine of an experience it is. You really are flying the ship! You can have an extremely successful mission based on your skills or you may crash the ship a couple of times! The ride is completely interactive!

 

Check out our new YouTube video for a taste of what this incredible attraction is like!

 

 

On December 5th at Walt Disney World and January 17th at Disneyland, the second attraction in Galaxy’s Edge will open! This second attraction will be called Rise of the Resistance. I am so excited to experience this ride! We know that this ride will actually be several different experiences all rolled into one attraction. Making this ride more like a journey rather than a ride! Disney has stated that the technology being developed in this ride will be groundbreaking! I am so ready to experience Rise of the Resistance for myself!

 

I am so happy that Galaxy’s Edge is now fully open and ready for guest enjoyment! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next Disney vacation and experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for yourself!

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