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Universal Orlando Unveils New Dining Plans

Universal Orlando has unveiled a new dining plan!  The new Universal Dining Plan is available to add to any vacation package with on-site hotel or off-site hotel, when you book through Kingdom Magic Vacations!

The new Universal Dining Plan is available to add to any vacation package with on-site hotel or off-site hotel, booked through Kingdom Magic Vacations

The first seating for the new dining plan is July 1st, 2013!  The cost of the Universal Dining Plan is $45.99 +tax for adults and $17.99 +tax for children (age 3-9), remember gratuities are not included.

There is also a new Free dining package, available for our off-site hotels only, for bookings made Now – 8/29/13, and is valid for travel 8/15 – 11/24/13 and 12/2 – 12/19/13.  This package includes 2 FREE days of the Universal Dining Plan when you stay 4-Nights or longer on this exclusive vacation package.

The Universal Dining Plan is NOT AVAILABLE for purchase at the parks, so make sure add it on when you book your vacation package!

he new Universal Dining Plan is available to add to any vacation package with on-site hotel or off-site hotel, booked through Kingdom Magic Vacations

HOW DOES IT WORK?

When you purchase your vacation package and include the dining plan you’ll receive a ticket to be exchanged at Universal Orlando Resort for a Universal Dining Plan card.
You can pick up your Universal Dining Plan card at:

he new Universal Dining Plan is available to add to any vacation package with on-site hotel or off-site hotel, booked through Kingdom Magic Vacations

Each day of the Universal Dining Plan entitles guests to enjoy:

• ONE TABLE SERVICE MEAL CONSISTING OF ONE EACH:
Entrée, Dining Plan Dessert & Non-Alcoholic Beverage
• ONE COUNTER SERVICE MEAL CONSISTING OF ONE EACH:
Entrée & Non-Alcoholic Beverage
• ONE SNACK (such as a hot dog, ice cream, frozen beverages)
From food carts or counter service locations
• ONE BEVERAGE
From food carts or counter service locations

The Universal Dining Plan offers you the utmost in savings and convenience. Now when you book your Universal Orlando Resort vacation you can purchase your meals and snacks in advance! Make the most of your time and enjoy family meals together at some of Universal Orlando’s most popular dining establishments.

To see the participating restaurant list CLICK HERE.

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Scare Up Some Spooky Halloween Fun at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a Halloween-themed special event held on select dates in Magic Kingdom theme park. Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

During Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Even better, you can collect delicious candy as you trick-or-treat around Magic Kingdom theme park.

During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Even better, you can collect delicious candy as you trick-or-treat around Magic Kingdom theme park.

During Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Even better, you can collect delicious candy as you trick-or-treat around Magic Kingdom theme park.

In addition to many favorite Disney attractions, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is filled with special entertainment, including:

  • Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade – including Disney Characters and the stars of the Haunted Mansion attraction. The parade begins with a spook-tacular ride by the Headless Horseman. Parade run at 8:15 pm and 10:30 pm
  • Happy HalloWishes – a spectacular fireworks show where the Disney Villains go trick-or-treating in the sky. Fireworks are at 9:30 pm
  • Many favorite Disney Characters and Disney Villains in special Halloween costumes.
  • Special lighting, music and theming effects transforms special areas of Magic Kingdom theme park into happy haunted hollows.

The tone of the event is, well, “Not-So-Scary”, and is appropriate for children of all ages.

Dates and Times for 2013

September: 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 29, 2013

October: 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 & 31, 2013

November: 1, 2013

Hours: 7:00 pm – midnight

What is your favorite Halloween memory from Walt Disney World?

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Great Rates for Florida Residents at Walt Disney World Resort

Now is the best time to be a Florida Resident!  You can take advantage of this incredible offer from Walt Disney World and spend 4 days in all of the amazing Theme Parks of Walt Disney World Resort!

Florida Residents can now save on 3-night/4-day stay at Walt Disney World Resort

Now Florida Residents can discover something new at the Walt Disney World resort this spring!

Book any 3-night/4-day Package for as low as $56* per person, per day!

Book now and save!

Florida Residents can Save at Walt  Disney World

Important Information:

  • $56 perper, per day for 3-night/4-day package
  • For most nights April 6-June 3, 2013 (based on a family of 4) at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort in a standard room
  • This package includes a 4-Day Discover Disney Ticket giving you access to all four Theme Parks (on Theme Park per day)

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‘Star Wars’ Weekends Returns to the Disney’s Hollywood Studios Galaxy in May and June

Star Wars Weekends, the Force-filled, fun-fest that takes place annually at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, returns to the Walt Disney World Resort galaxy every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 17-June 9, 2013.

FEEL THE FORCE: The power of the Force and the magic of Disney combine in Star Wars Weekends. Walt Disney World guests of all ages are attracted to the annual sci-fi fan-fest – to be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 17-June 9, 2013. Meet-and-greets, Star Wars parades, autograph sessions, Jedi Training Academy and more are included as part of regular Disney’s Hollywood Studios admission. Walt Disney World Resort is in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

A celebration of all-things-Star Wars, the special event is included in regular park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Among the features: a special Star Wars-themed parade, appearances by Star Wars celebrities, special additions to Jedi Training Academy, a Star Wars-themed talk show, behind-the-scenes presentations, limited-edition merchandise, a nightly celebration and more.  The centerpiece of the celebration is Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, the immersive 3-D attraction that speeds guests through worlds featured in the Star Wars saga.

Also showcased at the event: the largest collection of official Star Wars characters gathered at any theme park in the world, roaming the areas and posing for meet-and-greet opportunities in front of themed scenery.

FEEL THE FORCE: The power of the Force and the magic of Disney combine in Star Wars Weekends. Walt Disney World guests of all ages are attracted to the annual sci-fi fan-fest – to be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 17-June 9, 2013. Meet-and-greets, Star Wars parades, autograph sessions, Jedi Training Academy and more are included as part of regular Disney’s Hollywood Studios admission. Walt Disney World Resort is in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

What’s your favorite part of Star Wars Weekend?

Disney’s Hollywood Studios – The Stars Come out at Night: Day 16 – 25 Days of Christmas

This theme park is all lit up for the Holiday Season and we are all ready to show it to you this year.

Hope you enjoy today’s video, be sure to leave a comment and share it with your friends!

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Happy Halloween from Kingdom Magic Vacations

Cinderella Castle Halloween Walt Disney WorldFRIGHTFULLY FUN FIREWORKS: Orange-hued fireworks explode over Cinderella Castle while illuminated pumpkins are projected onto the facade during the “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks show. The pyrotechnics show is part of “Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party,” an after-hours Halloween celebration that takes place on select nights at the theme park. (Gene Duncan, photographer)

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Dine with an Imagineer at the Walt Disney World Resort

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Brown Derby Grapefruit CakeHere’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to dine with a real-life Disney Imagineer and enjoy engaging behind-the-scenes conversation over a delectable lunch at the chic Bamboo Room of the Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park.

Up to 10 guests join in stimulating discussion with one of the incredible creative artists who bring the magic to Walt Disney World attractions and resort hotels. Learn from these talented men or women what it’s like working in the most magical place in the world.

Guests feast on a four-course meal and will receive a souvenir plate designed exclusively for this experience that can be personalized by the Imagineer. Price is $64.96 per guest ages 10 and older, $37.27 ages 3-9, tax included.

Guests can also ask about dinner with an Imagineer at Flying Fish Café at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, which offers the same fascinating peek “under the curtain” at Disney’s creative process while being treated to a tantalizing four-course meal. Cost is $105.83 per guest ages 10 and older, $74.70 ages 3-9, including tax.

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“A Celebration of the Harry Potter Films” Event to Take Place in November at Universal Orlando Resort

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Harry Potter Event Universal orlando

Universal Orlando Resort announced that special vacation packages will go on sale Sunday, July 31st that will give guests the opportunity to attend “A Celebration of the Harry Potter Films.” This special event will be hosted by Warner Bros. and will celebrate a decade of movie history by allowing fans to share their love for the Harry Potter films. The event will take place from Friday, November 11, to Sunday, November 13, at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

During this special event, guests can celebrate their favorite memories and stories of Harry Potter with filmmakers, cast members and fellow fans.  While all theme park guests will be able to enjoy The Wizarding World of Harry Potter during their visit, only a limited number of guests and those who buy special event packages will have access to exclusive benefits such as:

  • A spectacular evening gala in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Autograph signings with stars from the Harry Potter films
  • Q&A sessions with Harry Potter filmmakers and cast members, along with the creators of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Screenings of all eight Harry Potter films – including “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” – at the AMC Universal Cineplex 20 in Universal CityWalk.  Access to the screenings can be added to the vacation packages for an additional fee.

Throughout the three-day celebration, guests will also be able to explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where the wonder, excitement and adventure of the Harry Potter films come to life.  They will enjoy experiences such as soaring above Hogwarts on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, sipping Butterbeer in Hogsmeade and being inside Ollivanders and seeing a wand choose its wizard.

The primary way to participate in celebration events is by purchasing one of Universal Orlando’s special vacation packages.  Packages are extremely limited and go on sale at noon EDT on Sunday, July 31. Guests can choose from two vacation package options:  the Celebration Vacation Package and the Premier Vacation Package. There will be additional ways for a limited number of people to participate in celebration events. Stay tuned for more details.

Vacation Packages for A Celebration of the Harry Potter Films

Celebration Vacation Package – Starts at $369 per person

  • 4-night accommodations at a Universal Partner Hotel
  • 3-day ticket to both of Universal Orlando’s theme parks
  • More time to enjoy The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with Early Park Admission starting at 6 a.m.
  • Reservation to one in-park Harry Potter talent Q&A session (one per person)
  • Commemorative pin (one per person)
  • Harry Potter Blu-Ray set (one per package)

Premier Vacation Package – Starts at $699 per person
All of the above, PLUS:

  • Reservation to one in-park Harry Potter cast member autograph session
  • Admission to the exclusive nighttime gala event on Sunday, November 13
  • Breakfast at the Three Broomsticks

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Take a Sunrise Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Animal Kingdom lodge Safari

Picture the morning sun rising in the Florida sky, illuminating a landscape rich with animals catching the first light of day. And you have a front-row seat.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge invites Kilimanjaro Club Level guests to an amazing two-hour experience.

During an approximately 45-minute safari, guests will have the opportunity to learn more about animal care, the grounds of the theme park and the operation. Included in the cost of the tour is a lavish breakfast buffet in the park, at the Pizzafari Restaurant.

The Sunrise Safari is offered Sundays and Thursdays at 7:00 a.m. Cost is $65 adult, $32.50 child (ages 3-9).

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Pixar Cars Characters to Join Lights Motors Action at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Lights Motors Action at DisneyMOVIE MAGIC & MOTORS — With the theme park’s iconic “Earffel Tower” standing tall in the background, a professional stunt driver takes flight on the set of “Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando. The new, 30-minute show features cars, motorcycles and high-powered watercraft piloted by highly trained stunt drivers. Later this summer the star of “Cars” and “Cars 2” will join the cast of high-octane characters.

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NFL Quarterback Kurt Warner and Family at the Magic Kingdom

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Warner NFL QuarterbackA SPECIAL TOUCHDOWN AT DISNEY WORLD (JUNE 13, 2011): Former NFL and Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner (right), his wife, Brenda (left), and Mickey Mouse pose June 13, 2011 with Kenny Bender (center), age 6, and Landon Smith (far right), 4, at the Magic Kingdom theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Representing the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation, the Warners, in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visited Walt Disney World Resort with a group of families from St. Louis, Arizona and Iowa. This marked the 10th annual visit by the First Things First Foundation to Walt Disney World. (Gene Duncan, photographer)

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The Magic Kingdom’s Enchanted Tiki Room to be Restored

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A Magic Kingdom favorite, “Enchanted Tiki Room,” is scheduled to reopen later this summer in a version reminiscent of the original show (called Tropical Serenade). The attraction has been entertaining guests since the theme park’s opening day October 1, 1971. Its winged hosts — Jose, Fritz, Pierre and Michael — led 200 other birds, tikis and flowers in an entertaining Polynesian revue. The Adventureland attraction was inspired by Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, which opened at Disneyland Park in 1963.

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Christina Aguilera is Back in the Mouse House with Son Max

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Grammy Award-winning singer Christina Aguilera poses with her son Max April 11, 2011 in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.  In the early 1990s, Aguilera starred on “The New Mickey Mouse Club,” a musical variety series taped at Walt Disney World.  On April 26, 2011, Aguilera will debut as one of four musician coaches on the new NBC vocal competition series “The Voice.”  (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

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Cool Summer Fun and Hot Disney Discounts are Here

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Your family can beat the heat this summer by staying at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels. Save up to 30%* for stays most nights June 15 – Aug. 13, 2011, at select Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts.

Just add Theme Park tickets and you and your family can take advantage of all the summer fun.

Offer Details:
For stays most nights June 15 – Aug. 13, 2011:

* Save 25% at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Polynesian Resort
* Save 30% at other select Disney Deluxe Resorts
* Save 30% at select Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts

Book by May 28, 2011.

Ask about other great rates for stays most nights May 1 – June 14, 2011. For example, weekday rates starting at*:

* Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – $233
* Disney’s Old Key West Resort – $238

Ask about rates for other resorts and rates for travel 4/22 – 4/30/11.

Book by 4/30 for stays most nights 4/22 – 5/28/11.

Book by 5/28 for stays most nights 5/29 – 6/14/11.

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