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“All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Milkshakes” at Magic Kingdom – Yes, You Read That Correctly

“All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Milkshakes” at Magic Kingdom – Yes, You Read That Correctly

Looking for something sweet and cold to cool you down on your next trip? Well, Walt Disney World is now offering an all-you-can-drink milkshake at the Plaza Restaurant on Main Street, USA. Each month, a new flavor will be selected for this endless-refill option. This month you can grab a Vanilla and Nutella flavored shake with whipped cream and a cherry on top! The shake will cost you $9.00 + tax, but after that you can get it as many times as you want. Maybe just make sure you don’t go on any crazy rides like Space Mountain right after you guzzle these babies down.

This might be our new favorite treat at MK. Only one way to find out! Do you plan on getting one on your next trip??

How Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Changed Halloween For Me Forever

How Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Changed Halloween For Me Forever

Of course it took Disney to take Halloween from easily my least favorite holiday to my 2nd favorite (1st is Christmas). So how did they do it? By throwing a Halloween party that I honestly was not expecting to be so much fun. Let me explain.

This magical weekend trip began with a fantastic day at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival. We were already expecting this to be amazing and it did not disappoint. I highly recommend this experience, but that's a conversation for another day. We saved Magic Kingdom for the last day of our trip, a Sunday as this was our only opportunity to attend a MNSSHP. We had a great day at MK, and I actually remember somewhat dreading our decision to stay late for the Halloween party. It was a long day, I was pretty exhausted and as I stated before I had zero interest in anything scary or Halloween related my entire life to this point. I had Halloween in general on such a low pedestal. That all changed the moment the sun set and the magic seemed to turn up to a level that caught me completely off guard.

Dance Parties
Our party started abruptly in Tomorrowland. I remember standing around trying to figure the whole trick or treating thing out when we were swallowed up by the most hilariously fun dance party. I have vivid memories of Janey dancing while selfie-ing with Sully and Mike from Monsters Inc. It was the amazing. Find the dance parties and dive right in. You won't regret it.

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Trick or Treating
Again, I seriously disliked Halloween as a kid. Yes, even the trick or treating part. Not at Walt Disney World, though. So much candy. So many amazing costumes. Everyone goes all out and the costumes add to the theming and magic of the party.

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Boo To You Parade
We had never seen this parade before and it was an all around great experience. The headless horseman, the dancers scraping their shovels and the songs were stuck in our heads for weeks. We will randomly bust into Boo To You tunes to this day.

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Hallowishes
I think this was very similar to the Boo To You parade from an experience standpoint. We had obviously never seen this show before either so it was new and fresh. I think everyone can relate to how they feel when the experience something incredibly "Disney" for the first time.

Characters everywhere
It seemed like every single character was out and dressed in their absolute best Halloween costumes. Again, this added so much to the overall experience of the event and made us feel like we were doing something special.

I could go on for days. Riding the Haunted Mansion, short wait times on just about everything, the special snacks, the special merchandise etc. All in all, Walt Disney World's MNNSHP changed my entire perspective on Halloween. It's special to us now and we're trying to see if we can turn it into an annual thing!

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Have you been to MNNSHP? We want to hear what you love about it.

6 Rides That Get Better at Night

6 Rides That Get Better at Night

What's better than Disney parks during the day? Disney parks at night. I'm listing my top 6 Disney parks rides I absolutely love riding after the sun goes down.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

This ride is fantastic regardless of the time of day, but it really seems to bump up a notch at night. It's a very visually stimulating ride with great storytelling and the colors of all the gems really come to life after dark. Next thing you know you're catching all the feels as you dip and dive through Fantasyland.  Nothing beats the views of a glowing Cinderella's castle and Prince Charming's Regal Carousel.

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Tower of Terror

I feel like this one is a no-brainer. The theming and storytelling seems to get just that much more creepy after dark. As you weave through the hotel grounds up to the front doors, it almost has a haunted house feel. The majority of the ride is indoors but when you're thrown several stories into the air overlooking a glowing Hollywood Studios, you'll understand why it's such a great nighttime ride. 

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California Screamin' 

I'm taking you out to Disney's California Adventure park for this one. There's no better feeling than seeing the boardwalk and Mickey's Funwheel lit up at night. Ok there's one better feeling and that's looping your way through the boardwalk lights on this highspeed wooden coaster. The line usually moves quickly so be sure to ride it more than once.

Splash Mountain 

This is a perfect daytime ride on a blistering hot summer day, but I also love it at night. Going on water rides at night brings such a different feel and dynamic that it actually makes it feel like a completely different attraction. Also, this is the money shot at WDW. If you've ever been on this ride then you know right before you take the plunge you get a breathtaking view of Cinderella's Castle. When it's lit up at night, it makes that view ten times better.

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Test Track

This one makes the list solely based on a personal experience Janey and I had. This ride is mostly indoors except for the outdoor finale that accelerates to over 60mph down a long loop track. On our last trip to Epcot we were lucky to ride this as Illuminations was lighting up the sky with fireworks. It felt like we were in a WDW commercial speeding around the track as fireworks went off all around us. Such a special experience. 

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Radiator Springs Racers

This is California Adventures's version of Test Track. For the same reasons I stated above, speeding your way through a fully lit up and neon glowing Radiator Springs is something you must experience. Radiator Springs at night is one of my favorites already so hopping on this ride puts the cherry on top. 

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What are some of your favorite rides at night? Let us know in the comments. 

The Biggest D23 Announcements!

The Biggest D23 Announcements!

Whoa!  What a weekend for the house of mouse and its fans. As the D23 Expo comes to a close, we want to share some of the biggest updates and announcements. There were bombshells and a few more obvious confirmations, but all in all it was an exciting and historic weekend. 

Here's a list of the biggest announcements:

Parks and Resorts

780w-463h_071517_d23-expo-parks-and-resorts-presentation-1.jpgStar Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – These new Star Wars lands will open in 2019 at both Disneyland and Hollywood Studios! Chapek said, “The scale of this attraction is unlike anything that we’ve ever done before.”

Epcot News – Two new attractions! The France Pavilion will be gaining a Ratatouille ride and a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction will open up, as well. There will also be a new restaurant next to Mission: SPACE.

TRON Lightcycle Power Run – This new attraction will be opening up in Tomorrowland before Magic Kingdom’s 50th anniversary. The attraction is already running at Shanghai Disneyland.

Disney’s Hotel New York, The Art of Marvel – This new resort will be opening in Disneyland Paris.

Star Wars Resort – This completely immersive resort will be every Star Wars fan’s dream. (I think it’s time I finally watch these movies.)

780w-463h_071517_d23-expo-parks-and-resorts-presentation-2.jpgDisney Skyliner – This gondola transportation system will link Disney’s Pop Century, Caribbean Beach, Art of Animation resorts and others with Epcot and Hollywood Studios!

Disney Riviera Resort – A brand new resort near Epcot!

Disney Cruise Line – This thing is growing big time! Two new ships are in the works and a third was just announced, as well.

780w-463h_071517_d23-expo-parks-and-resorts-presentation-9.jpgToy Story Land – Opening at Hollywood Studios next summer!!!

Pixar Pier – Paradise Pier in California Adventure will make the switch to a Pixar themed boardwalk. A new Pixar parade will move to Disneyland.

Paint the Night Parade – IS COMING BACK, this time to California Adventure!!!

Super Hero AttractionsSpider-Man and Avengers will be coming to California Adventure.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway – This new ride will take you through Mickey’s story. It also will replace the iconic Great Movie Ride so I’m very upset by this one.

Upcoming Films!

  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (November 2017)
  • Frozen 2 (November 2019(
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2
  • Edna Mode
  • Toy Story 4
  • Coco
  • Untitled Movie by Dan Scanlon
  • Avengers
  • A Wrinkle In Time
  • Lion King Live Action
  • Dumbo Live Action
  • Aladdin Live Action
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • + more

 

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There are so many amazing things coming soon! I am most excited for all of the Pixar announcements and obviously Paint the Night Parade, my favorite show of all time! Let us know your thoughts and what you’re most looking forward to!

*All pictures from d23.com

Disney MaxPass is Coming!

Disney MaxPass is Coming!

It's official. The Disney MaxPass will be available for use starting July 19th. If you’re asking yourself, what is the Disneyland Maxpass and why is this so cool, then we’ve got you covered.

The Disney MaxPass for Disneyland is going be similar in feel and functionality to the My Disney Experience App in Walt Disney World. Park goers will be able to download the Disneyland App, register or sign in to their Disney accounts, and then enjoy the incredible convenience of mobile FASTPASS booking and unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads from the day. If you were not aware, up until this point Disneyland has still been using paper for FASTPASS. So, yeah this is huge!

The Disney MaxPass will cost you $10 for the day. You can purchase directly from the Disneyland mobile App or add it to your ticket price at the time of purchase. Are you an annual passholder to the Disneyland Resort? The MaxPass will run you $75 for the life of your AP or it will be free if you’re a Signature Plus passholder. The old-fashioned way of obtaining your FASTPASS via paper kiosk at the ride will remain free.

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In other FASTPASS news Toy Story Mania and Matterhorn Bobsleds were added to the FASTPASS family at Disneyland.

Are you excited for the MaxPass? Let us know what you think.