Hello, everyone! As you might have noticed, I have taken up residence here on Family Friendly Frugality to share Disney travel tips, deals, and happenings around the Happiest Place on Earth. My name is Carrie, and I blog at My Favorite Finds. I’m also a Vacation Specialist with Destinations in Florida-an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner! I’m always available to offer suggestions, insider tips, and ideas to make your Walt Disney World vacation the best it can be! So today I am sharing with you what is new around the Walt Disney World!
*Disney kicked off the new Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom Park. It made it’s grand debut at 3PM on Sunday, May 9th. It will now be the afternoon parade at Magic Kingdom! From Frontierland to Main Street, U.S.A., the streets of the park came alive with music, dance, color and character in this celebration of Fantasyland. The parade’s floats and costumes are simply amazing and full of exciting detail. The firebreathing Maleficent dragon is not to be missed!
Check out our video of the parade!
New! Epcot Illuminations Dessert Party: Make your visit to Epcot extra sweet with tempting treats, spirited drinks and a VIP view of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Savor international desserts and wines in an intimate, exclusive setting and enjoy a clear view of the World Showcase Lagoon as it erupts in color and sound during the Epcot nighttime fireworks spectacular, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. The dessert parties will be held Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights from 7:45 PM to 9:20 PM. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. The cost is $49.99 for adults and $29.99 for children, prices includes tax. Park admission is required (and not included).
Watch for Coupons on Quick Service Dining Receipts: Certain quickservice locations in Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort theme parks will give a merchandise coupon attached to your receipt March 18 through April 28 The coupon offers 20 percent off purchase at participating merchandise locations during store opening and 1 p.m. between March 18 and April 29.
For more happenings at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Universal Orlando Resort, check out the What’s New Around the Mouse.
Carrie is always available to answer questions, share the latest and greatest Disney tips and deals, and help you plan your Disney vacation. After all, using a Disney travel agent is FREE-and we all like FREE! Contact Carrie today at [email protected] for more details and to plan your upcoming trip!