Disney World Cancels Dining Plans, Dining Reservations and Fastpasses for 2020

Reopening dates have been announced for Walt Disney World and they will begin a phased reopening on July 11th. In order to control capacity & keep guests & cast members safe theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences and other offerings may be modified and will be limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure, based on direction from health experts and government officials to promote physical distancing.

Attractions, experiences (such as shows, parades and fireworks), services and amenities may have limited availability or may remain closed. More information will be provided as it becomes available. Disney reserves the right to cancel any reservations, admission media or purchases and provide applicable refunds.

Unfortunately due to capacity reductions the following will be cancelled:

  • Dining reservations
  • Offerings and experience bookings such as behind-the-scenes tours
  • Disney dining plans included in packages
  • All FastPass+ selections
  • Extra Magic Hours

Dining Reservations will no longer be able to be made 180 days prior to arrival and will not be able to be made 60 days in advance of your check-in date.

For more detailed information on the reopening plans CLICK HERE to read my previous blog article.

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It’s not too late to start planning & thinking of your 2021 Disney World vacation when they will celebrate 50 years!!!
I’m here to help you plan and reserve your room now.

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, with information & a custom planning calendar.
  • Dining reservation assistance. Help with your dining reservations (based on availability) at time that won’t interfere with your touring.
  • Fastpass+ assistance.  Which attractions are the best for your family to utilize your Fastpasses for and assistance making those reservations (based on availability).
  • Itinerary plans and detailed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
  • Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.
  • Personalized, guest oriented service from an agent who is focused on your & your family vacation.

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.

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Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a princess living among three princes and a pooch, I’m also a theme park fanatic and a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend, in one of the Orlando theme parks with my family enjoying all the exciting entertainment.
If you would like help planning your next Disney World vacation, contact me for a free quote.  All of my planning services come at NO additional cost to you.  Email me or visit my website today to get started.
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa – Pixie Dust Adventures
Travel Designer & Destination Specialist

Walt Disney World Plans a Phased Reopening

💥 It’s the moment We’ve all been waiting for since the COVID-19 shutdown. Drum roll please… Walt Disney World has submitted their reopening plans to the Orange County task force planning for a reopening date of 💥

Walt Disney World is planning for a phased reopening in July with dates as follows:
7/11 Magic Kingdom & Animal Kingdom
7/15 Epcot & Hollywood Studios
Several days prior to 7/11 there will be cast member preview days

UPDATE: Visit THIS LINK HERE for a detailed website with all the information you will need to know about your future visit to Walt Disney World during reopening phases.

Today Jim McFee with Walt Disney World presented their reopening plan to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force.

  • parades suspended
  • fireworks suspended
  • character meets suspended
  • playgrounds closed
  • water affects
  • no word on the water parks
  • There will also be no paper maps
  • No paper menus at restaurants will be available on request

It was confirmed that guests WILL need to secure a reservation in order to be able to enter the park in order to control capacity through the pre-arrival theme park reservation system. We will see how that works with guests who have a reservation at a resort.

Guest Plans:

  • Required face coverings while on property
  • Hand washing and sanitizing stations and signage reminders at appropriate locations in the theme parks
  • Plexiglas at points of sale in retail and F&B locations where distancing cannot be maintained
  • Reduced capacity of theme pars, restaurants, retail, attractions, buses, monorails and other transportation that enables appropriate physical distancing
  • Temporarily suspend parades, fireworks and other events that create crowds
  • More frequent cleaning across high touch locations and surfaces in operating areas
  • Temperature checks at Main Entrances to them parks
  • 3rd Party screening via contactless, handheld device
  • Contactless payments wtih Magic Bands, Apply Pay, Google Pay
  • Enable cashless transactions at restaurants and retail
  • Further enable mobile order at food and beverage locations
  • Temporarily suspend high touch experiences (such as met and greets and playgrounds)

Cast Member Plans:

  • Company issued reusable face coverings
  • Sanitizing stations and signage reminders
  • Enhance / modify backstage areas to enable distancing while on lunch/break periods in break room and backstage environments
  • More frequent cleaning across high touch locations and surfaces in operating areas, including control rooms, break rooms, conference rooms
  • On-Site temperature check for Cast Members in Guest-facing areas
  • Daily at-home temperature checks and health assessment prior to departing to property location
  • Enable cashless transactions at restaurants and retail
  • Temporarily suspend high touch experiences
  • Continue practice of providing individual costumes to cast members

Disney will deploy dedicated social distancing teams in each of the four theme parks. These cast members are highly energetic and engaging & will be there to enforce the new policies.

Below are screen shots of their proposed reopening plan

aaaannndddd… Remember to join our Disney Faniverse Facebook Group

If you want to hang out with like minded Disney fans & have fun discussing all things Disney. Visit our group and join! Go on… CLICK HERE and join.


Let me help plan the details of your magical adventure!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, with information & a custom planning calendar.
  • Dining reservation assistance. Help with your dining reservations (based on availability) at time that won’t interfere with your touring.
  • Fastpass+ assistance.  Which attractions are the best for your family to utilize your Fastpasses for and assistance making those reservations (based on availability).
  • Itinerary plans and detailed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
  • Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.
  • Personalized, guest oriented service from an agent who is focused on your & your family vacation.

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.

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Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a princess living among three princes and a pooch, I’m also a theme park fanatic and a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend, in one of the Orlando theme parks with my family enjoying all the exciting entertainment.
If you would like help planning your next Disney World vacation, contact me for a free quote.  All of my planning services come at NO additional cost to you.  Email me or visit my website today to get started.
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa – Pixie Dust Adventures
Travel Designer & Destination Specialist

Disney Springs Reopening Begins May 20th

Who else is ready for a little Disney back in their life? My heart started to beat a little faster when I read the news that Disney Springs will begin a phased reopening on May 20th.

The first phase will include a limited number of shopping and dining experiences that are owned by third-party participants. The rest of Walt Disney World theme parks, resorts & other areas will remain closed. Disney states that they will follow the guidance of government and health officials.

Disney continues discussions with unions as they prepare some of the cast members for work. They will apply knowledge from leaders in health and travel industries.

There will be limitations on capacity and operating hours during the initial opening phase. Additional protocols and procedures & hours may be announced closer to the opening date.

aaaannndddd… Remember to join our Disney Faniverse Facebook Group

If you want to hang out with like minded Disney fans & have fun discussing all things Disney. Visit our group and join! Go on… CLICK HERE and join.


Let me help plan the details of your magical adventure!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, with information & a custom planning calendar.
  • Dining reservation assistance. Help with your dining reservations (based on availability) at time that won’t interfere with your touring.
  • Fastpass+ assistance.  Which attractions are the best for your family to utilize your Fastpasses for and assistance making those reservations (based on availability).
  • Itinerary plans and detailed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
  • Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.
  • Personalized, guest oriented service from an agent who is focused on your & your family vacation.

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.

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Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a princess living among three princes and a pooch, I’m also a theme park fanatic and a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend, in one of the Orlando theme parks with my family enjoying all the exciting entertainment.
If you would like help planning your next Disney World vacation, contact me for a free quote.  All of my planning services come at NO additional cost to you.  Email me or visit my website today to get started.
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa – Pixie Dust Adventures
Travel Designer & Destination Specialist

Reopening Guidelines for Walt Disney World and Orange County Theme Parks – Released by the Orange County Task Force.

The Orange County task force met this morning to discuss opening phase guidelines for the reopening of businesses & theme parks in Orlando, Florida. They are still awaiting input from the Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis & they plan to meet with him about these guidelines later tonight.

This does not mean that Walt Disney World & surrounding theme parks will open their doors in the near future, but it does look promising that they are putting guidelines in place to prepare for a safe reopening.

The Orange County Task Force said that these are only guidelines for the Theme Parks, but Walt Disney World and other parks are going to have to choose to reopen when they feel that it is safe.

From what is listed in the guidelines above, one can only imagine that there might be very limited, if any access to the shows around the theme parks because the requirement to remain 6 feet apart would be virtually impossible. How they control the guest capacity in the parks, hotels & restaurants is anybody’s guess at this point.

As we can see above, reopening of the hotels will look very different & if you enjoy your morning coffee, be ready to sacrifice that amenity in your room if you visit Walt Disney World in the near future. I would gladly sacrifice some of the various amenities to visit Mickey again. Would you?

Just stocking enough hand sanitizer to supply the number of people who go through the Walt Disney World restaurants, will take time. Thus, reopening may not happen as fast as we all want it to. Due to the dynamics of following these restaurants, there may be some food locations that remain closed when the parks first open.

For theme parks, he mall & Retail guidelines will apply mainly to Disney Springs and Universal CityWalk. Since a number of the stores in Disney Springs are independently operated, they may not all choose to open when Disney Springs reopens. They would have to follow these guidelines on their own.

If you are like me you are anxiously awaiting news of a possible opening date for the theme parks and wondering how they plan to actually enforce the guidelines. Unfortunately, the answer to that seems to be ‘wait and see’. We all have to watch the virus statistics & trust that the decisions made will be in the best interest of everyone. Nobody wants to reopen the parks more than the cast members & surrounding businesses that depend on them for their livelihood.

Keep following me on Facebook & more for up to date information as it is released.

We all know one thing… Eventually Walt Disney World WILL REOPEN. I’m excited for that day, I hope that you will reach out to me to help you plan your next vacation, and I look forward to being back in the parks again.
– Melissa

aaaannndddd… Remember to join our Disney Faniverse Facebook Group

If you want to hang out with like minded Disney fans & have fun discussing all things Disney. Visit our group and join! Go on… CLICK HERE and join.


Let me help plan the details of your magical adventure!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, with information & a custom planning calendar.
  • Dining reservation assistance. Help with your dining reservations (based on availability) at time that won’t interfere with your touring.
  • Fastpass+ assistance.  Which attractions are the best for your family to utilize your Fastpasses for and assistance making those reservations (based on availability).
  • Itinerary plans and detailed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
  • Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.
  • Personalized, guest oriented service from an agent who is focused on your & your family vacation.

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.

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Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a princess living among three princes and a pooch, I’m also a theme park fanatic and a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend, in one of the Orlando theme parks with my family enjoying all the exciting entertainment.
If you would like help planning your next Disney World vacation, contact me for a free quote.  All of my planning services come at NO additional cost to you.  Email me or visit my website today to get started.
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa – Pixie Dust Adventures, Destinations by Melissa
Travel Designer & Destination Specialist

Walt Disney World Introduces private Photo Sessions

Introducing Capture Your Moment, A New Disney Parks Photo Experience at Magic Kingdom Park

Imagine preserving your special Disney memories forever through priceless photos that will be cherished for a lifetime. Hang those pictures on a wall, put them on a mantle or create your own photobook. Whatever you choose to do with them is up to you, but it’s hard to put a price on those forever memories.

Disney PhotoPass photographers are always ready to capture your vacation memories all around Walt Disney World® Resort. From picture-perfect scenic spots to popular dining experiences, these are great opportunities to take beautiful photos that include the entire family. You can enjoy these standard photo benefits when you add a Memory Maker to your Walt Disney World vacation package.

If you are celebrating something special, or just a photo junkie like me, and you want a bit more time in front of the camera, the Disney PhotoPass team is piloting a new experience at Magic Kingdom® Park called “Capture Your Moment.” 

Capture Your Moment lets guests book time with a Disney PhotoPass photographer for a personalized photo session during regular park hours at Magic Kingdom Park to capture celebrations and milestones, such as a proposal, baby announcement, graduation, anniversary, family reunion, first visit, birthday, and more! 

All Capture Your Moment photo session locations will offer an iconic view of Magic Kingdom Park, to include a view of Cinderella Castle. At the start of your session, your photographer will share available photo shoot locations and discuss what you would like to capture before escorting you to your photo shoot location. Once you arrive at your photo shoot location, you will have the opportunity to capture photos there with your photographer for up to 20 minutes. 

Each Capture Your Moment session is $50. If you are looking for more time in front of the camera, you can book two Capture Your Moment sessions back-to-back for $100, and spend up to 40 minutes with your photographer capturing photos. With two sessions booked, during your 40 minutes, you will have the option to visit at least two photo locations. 

The Disney PhotoPass photographer will customize the photo shoot to your needs while using their creativity and personal style to take stunning photos. 

Bookings are now open for Capture Your Moment sessions. Capture Your Moment photo sessions are available starting February 10, 2020. A limited number of same-day reservations may be available starting February 10 

Prints and digital downloads are not included with the price of a Capture Your Moment session. However, those with a Disney PhotoPass entitlement like Memory Maker or Memory Maker One Day, can download the photos captured during Capture Your Moment from their Disney accounts at no extra cost.

No refund will apply for no-shows or cancellations made less than 24 hours before the session start time. Gratuity is not necessary. Prices and services offered are subject to change. Full payment is due at time of booking. Those who wish to capture photos with a photographer for longer than 20 minutes can book additional 20-minute sessions, with each session priced at $50. Additional time must be booked in advance. Capture Your Moment is only available during regular park hours. Available session locations will be provided by your photographer at the start of your session and are subject to change based on inclement weather and park operations. Because of other Guest appointments, Guests arriving late to their session cannot have their session extended beyond the stated end time. Guests under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older). Maximum party size is 8 per session. No wedding attire is permitted. Any Guest-supplied props need to abide by the Park Policies found here. Valid Theme Park admission required and not included in the session price. Photos are not included with the price of session. Prints and digital downloads can be purchased separately at Town Square Theater or online at Disneyworld.com/PhotoPass

If you are already one of my guests visiting Walt Disney World, you can contact me for assistance or information in setting up your photo session.

Why Use a Travel Agent for your next Disney vacation…


Let me help plan the details of your magical adventure!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

• Receive a welcome packet when you book, with information & a custom planning calendar.
• Dining reservation assistance. Help with your dining reservations (based on availability) at time that won’t interfere with your touring.
• Fastpass+ assistance.  Which attractions are the best for your family to utilize your Fastpasses for and assistance making those reservations (based on availability).
• Itinerary plans and detailed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
• Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.

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Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a travel agent.  You can find me with my family in one of the Disney World Parks almost every weekend.  I am always keeping up with all of the new things that Disney World offers & have countless hours of personal experience.  If you would like help planning your next Disney World vacation, contact me for a free quote.  All of my planning services come at NO additional cost to you.  Email me or visit my website today to get started.
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa – Pixie Dust Adventures, Destinations by Melissa
Travel Designer & Destination Specialist

Walt Disney World 2020 Dining Plans – Important Updates

Overall the Walt Disney World Dining Plan entitlements & locations have not changed leaps and bounds from 2019. The BIG change going into place now is the separation of the child & adult quick service meal credits.
CLICK HERE to visit my page that explains what the 2020 Dining Plans offer.

Although Disney rules have always stated that children ages 3 – 9 must order off of the children’s menu where available, in the past quick service dining credits were not tracked separately for children and adults. This allowed children a little more freedom. If they didn’t like what was offered on the children’s menu, or maybe had larger appetites, they could order off of the adult menu.

Due to the credit separation loophole, families had found ways to order all adult meals with their quick service credits & share the larger portions in order to stretch the value of their dining plan. If you were one of those people, be prepared, if you order adult meals for your children age 3 – 9, you may end up with only child credits left to use.

Below is a screen shot in the Disney app showing the credits available & the credits used.

Keep in mind that Disney is closing a loophole in their tracking system. Their rules have always stated that children 3 – 9 must order from a child’s menu.

Will this affect your decision to add a Disney dining plan to your next Walt Disney World vacation package? What are your thoughts on this change? Add your voice to the comments below.


Let me help plan the details of your Walt Disney World Vacation!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, with  park information & a custom planning calendar.
  • Dining reservation assistance. Let me help you make your dining reservations for those popular Disney Restaurants. *based on availability
  • Fastpass+ assistance.  Undecided on which attractions are the best for your family? I’m happy to help you plan to utilize your Fastpasses to your advantage and will also provide assistance making those reservations *based on availability
  • Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
  • Fee-Free Planning. All of my planning assistance is complimentary when you book your trip through me, you will get all of the services that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
  • Custom Client Portal – I always like to stay on top of the newest technology and once you are booked, we can set up a free client portal where we can share documents & you can view details about your vacation.
  • Help planning visits to other Orlando area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.  If you are considering adding other Orlando attractions to your vacation, why not get assistance from someone who is local and has been there?

You get all of this complimentary planning, and more, when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & fill out a quote form, or contact me so we can set up a time to chat about your dream vacation.

Melissa And THE Mouse

Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic, I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney theme parks with my family exploring all of the newest things that Disney has to offer.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com

Why Use a Travel Agent for your next Disney Vacation?  Click through….

Walt Disney World FREE Dining Promotion Offered for Summer 2020 Dates!!!!

Offered early this year compared to historical promotions, the FREE dining plan is here!!! And…. it’s offered for summer 2020 dates, something that is rarely seen! The rooms for this offer will fill VERY quickly! With the limited booking window & availability, you need to contact your Disney-focused travel advisor now if you are interested.

Book Through:
Jan 16th, 2020

Valid for arrivals:
June 27th – June 28th, 2020
July 5th – July 7th, 2020
August 29th – September 8th, 2020

Park Hopper tickets are required
When you stay at a value or moderate resort, you will get the Quick Service Dining Plan. When you stay at a deluxe resort or deluxe villa resort, you will get the Disney Dining Plan.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that both Port Orleans Resorts are included in the offer this time.
Little Mermaid room at at Art of Animation Resort are excluded.

Important Details

  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Theme park tickets valid for admission beginning on date of check-in and must be used within 9 days of check-in. Visit disneydestinationstickets.com/usage for more details.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.
  • Advance reservations are required.
  • Theme park admission is required for some dining locations.
  • Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.
  • Gratuities are not included.
  • Everyone in the same room must be on the same package.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

Let me help plan the details of your Walt Disney World Vacation!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, with  park information & a custom planning calendar.
  • Dining reservation assistance. Let me help you make your dining reservations for those popular Disney Restaurants. *based on availability
  • Fastpass+ assistance.  Undecided on which attractions are the best for your family? I’m happy to help you plan to utilize your Fastpasses to your advantage and will also provide assistance making those reservations *based on availability
  • Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
  • Fee-Free Planning. All of my planning assistance is complimentary when you book your trip through me, you will get all of the services that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
  • Custom Client Portal – I always like to stay on top of the newest technology and once you are booked, we can set up a free client portal where we can share documents & you can view details about your vacation.
  • Help planning visits to other Orlando area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.  If you are considering adding other Orlando attractions to your vacation, why not get assistance from someone who is local and has been there?

You get all of this complimentary planning, and more, when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & fill out a quote form, or contact me so we can set up a time to chat about your dream vacation.

Melissa And THE Mouse

Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic, I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney theme parks with my family exploring all of the newest things that Disney has to offer. I love horses & hate selfies & I look forward to helping you plan your next dream vacation.  Thank you for reading.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com

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Two new offers for Walt Disney World early 2020 vacation packages

Two new promotions were released today for Walt Disney World travel in early 2020. The first offer is for a room discount plus a Disney gift card & the second offer is a special family package with free dining for the the kids as well as other goodies. If you are considering a vacation in early 2020 don’t delay, the rooms for these offers are limited & fill up quickly.

Give the Gift of a Magical Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel – Save Up to 25% on Rooms in Early 2020

Travel Dates: Jan 1 – April 25, 2020
Book by: Jan 1, 2020

Surprise your loved ones with a memorable getaway! With the help of this merry offer, you can save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels—valid for stays most nights January 1 through April 25, 2020 when you book by January 1, 2020.

Plus, receive a $30 USD Disney Gift Card per person (ages 3 and up) on the reservation when you upgrade to a package by adding 6-day or longer theme park tickets―a wonderful opportunity for everyone to pick out their own special souvenir during your vacation.

This special offer is valid for select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Length of stay requirements may apply.
CLICK through to See Important Details & the specific resorts included

Enjoy a Kids Delicious Dining Offer: Free Dining Plan for Kids (Ages 3-9)

Travel Dates: Jan 1 – March 7, 2020
Book by: Jan 1, 2020

Get a FREE dining plan for 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. Valid for arrivals most nights from January 1 – March 7, 2020 when you book through January 1, 2020.

All 3 dining plans—Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, Disney Dining Plan and Disney Deluxe Dining Plan—are eligible with this offer, but everyone in your reservation must be on the same package. For instance, if you purchase a package with the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, then your kid(s) (ages 3 to 9) on that package will receive the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan.

Make their first visit even more special with an extra dash of magic. With this offer, you’ll receive the Frozen Welcome Pack, including:

  • Voucher for one stroller rental for the length of your stay
  • Voucher for one in-park 5×7 photo print per room
  • One merchandise bag per room including a plush, book and 2 treats.

CLICK through to See Important Details.


Let me help plan the details of your Walt Disney World Vacation!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, with  park information & a custom planning calendar.
  • Dining reservation assistance. Let me help you make your dining reservations for those popular Disney Restaurants. *based on availability
  • Fastpass+ assistance.  Undecided on which attractions are the best for your family? I’m happy to help you plan to utilize your Fastpasses to your advantage and will also provide assistance making those reservations *based on availability
  • Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
  • Fee-Free Planning. All of my planning assistance is complimentary when you book your trip through me, you will get all of the services that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
  • Custom Client Portal – I always like to stay on top of the newest technology and once you are booked, we can set up a free client portal where we can share documents & you can view details about your vacation.
  • Help planning visits to other Orlando area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.  If you are considering adding other Orlando attractions to your vacation, why not get assistance from someone who is local and has been there?

You get all of this complimentary planning, and more, when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & fill out a quote form, or contact me so we can set up a time to chat about your dream vacation.

Melissa And THE Mouse

Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic, I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney theme parks with my family exploring all of the newest things that Disney has to offer. I love horses & hate selfies & I look forward to helping you plan your next dream vacation. 🙂 Thank you for reading.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com

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Disney Travel Protection Plan Price Increase

I always encourage travelers to purchase some type of travel insurance for their vacations. This can cover a wide range of things from cancellation due to illness or weather and also travel delay due to weather or airline reasons. If you have to cancel your trip due to a covered reason the Travel Protection plan will provide a refund for the prepaid non-refundable portion of your trip.

Today the Walt Disney Travel Company has announced a big change in the prices of their travel protection policy effective August 7th 2019. The price increase is $5.00 per adult & $.50 per child 17 & under. This increase will affect for Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort & Aulani vacations.

Starting August 7th, 2019, Walt Disney Travel Company will charge the following if guests elect to add travel protection insurance to their vacations
children are age 17 & under

Walt Disney World
Resort
Disneyland Resort Aulani, A Disney
Resort & Spa
$82.50 per adult $75.50 per adult $93.50 per adult
$6.00 per child $5.50 per child $6.50 per child

Another things to note is that if a guests’ vacation travel dates are modified and their package includes non-refundable airfare, or other non-refundable charges have been incurred, they must purchase a new Travel protection Plan in order to obtain coverage for the revised travel dates. This procedure applies even if the guest states that they will not be filling a claim on the non-refundable charges.

If a new guest is added to an exsiting reservation, the newly updated price will be charged.

If you plan to add vacation protection to your Disney vacation package, now is the time to do it. The travel protection plan must be paid for in full at the time it is purchased. Disney states that guests’ have 14 days to review the policy & get a refund if they do not like the terms. After that review period, the travel protection plan is non-refundable.


Let me help plan the details of your Walt Disney World Vacation!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, with  park information & a custom planning calendar.
  • Dining reservation assistance. Let me help you make your dining reservations for those popular Disney Restaurants. *based on availability
  • Fastpass+ assistance.  Undecided on which attractions are the best for your family? I’m happy to help you plan to utilize your Fastpasses to your advantage and will also provide assistance making those reservations *based on availability
  • Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
  • Fee-Free Planning. All of my planning assistance is complimentary when you book your trip through me, you will get all of the services that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
  • Custom Client Portal – I always like to stay on top of the newest technology and once you are booked, we can set up a free client portal where we can share documents & you can view details about your vacation.
  • Help planning visits to other Orlando area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.  If you are considering adding other Orlando attractions to your vacation, why not get assistance from someone who is local and has been there?

You get all of this complimentary planning, and more, when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & fill out a quote form, or contact me so we can set up a time to chat about your dream vacation.

Melissa And THE Mouse

Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic, I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney theme parks with my family exploring all of the newest things that Disney has to offer.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com

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The Ultimate Disney Christmas Package at Walt Disney World

This popular package is back for the second year in a row. In 2018 this package sold out very quickly. If you are interested in this fun, festive package for the 2019 holiday season, don’t delay. Contact your Disney-focused travel planner today for a quote & travel planning assistance.

Celebrate the magic of the holidays in The Most Magical Place on Earth with the Ultimate Disney Christmas Package at Walt Disney World Resort. Check in December 21, check out December 26, 2019, and enjoy an itinerary full of festive fun in between. You will even get to take advantage of some exclusive experiences just for Guests on this package.

Check out the included Yuletide offerings:

  • Saturday, December 21, 2019: EXCLUSIVE nighttime access to ride Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, and Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Plus, catch an EXCLUSIVE showing of the park’s new Rivers of Light: We Are One show.
  • Sunday, December 22, 2019: Tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom park.
  • Monday, December 23, 2019 or Tuesday, December 24, 2019 (one night per reservation): Access to an EXCLUSIVE reserved viewing area to watch Epcot Forever, an all-new nighttime spectacular. Plus, each Guest (ages 3 and up) will receive a digital $50 Epcot Theme Park Dine Promo Card to use at participating Epcot locations.
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019: An Ultimate Disney Christmas gift delivered to your hotel room.

Beyond the Parks, guests can even show their Ultimate Disney Christmas Package credentials to receive special discounts at participating Disney Springs locations throughout their stay!

Finally, this package also includes a 5-night stay at a select Disney Resort hotel and a 4-day theme park ticket with Park Hopper option. For example, for just $199 per person, per night (total package price of $3,980), a family of four can stay in a standard room at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, soak up 4 fun-filled days in the parks and enjoy all of the special activities and gifts included in the itinerary above.

Book now through October 26, 2019 to take advantage of this unique offer!
For the best choice in room availability, make your reservation as soon as possible!


Let me help plan the details of your Walt Disney World Vacation!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, with  park information & a custom planning calendar.
  • Dining reservation assistance. Let me help you make your dining reservations for those popular Disney Restaurants. *based on availability
  • Fastpass+ assistance.  Undecided on which attractions are the best for your family? I’m happy to help you plan to utilize your Fastpasses to your advantage and will also provide assistance making those reservations *based on availability
  • Itinerary plans and printed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
  • Fee-Free Planning. All of my planning assistance is complimentary when you book your trip through me, you will get all of the services that Disney offers, plus the personalized service that I offer.
  • Custom Client Portal – I always like to stay on top of the newest technology and once you are booked, we can set up a free client portal where we can share documents & you can view details about your vacation.
  • Help planning visits to other Orlando area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.  If you are considering adding other Orlando attractions to your vacation, why not get assistance from someone who is local and has been there?

You get all of this complimentary planning, and more, when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & fill out a quote form, or contact me so we can set up a time to chat about your dream vacation.

Melissa And THE Mouse

Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic, I’m also a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend in one of the Disney theme parks with my family exploring all of the newest things that Disney has to offer.
Melissa Mathies – Pixie Dust Adventures
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com

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The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. The number of packages available for purchase is limited. Deposit due at time of booking. Valid theme park admission required to attend theme park events included in this package. Theme park ticket is valid for admission beginning on December 21, 2019 and must be used by December 27, 2019. Special event ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is valid only on December 22, 2019. See Important Details.

Important Details

  • Exclusive fireworks viewing area at Epcot is one night per reservation; viewing night to be chosen at time of reservation, and is reserved in order booked; capacity for each night is limited.
  • Epcot Theme Park Dine Promo Card will be sent on December 23, 2019 to the email address provided at check-in.
  • One Ultimate Disney Christmas gift per reservation.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom Grand Villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

Epcot Theme Park Dine Promo Card
The Epcot Theme Park Dine Promo Card (“Promo Card”) is not valid for use until purchased, activated and monetary value added. Card will be active from December 23, 2019 through December 26, 2019. After December 26, 2019, any unused funds will be forfeited. The Promo Card can only be used at select participating locations at Walt Disney World Resort at Epcot at select food locations, select third party lessees and select Operating Participants for food and beverage. Check with individual locations for program participation before redemption. For participating locations and additional terms and conditions visit disneyterms.com/epcotdinepromo. Except as required by applicable law: the Promo Card is not redeemable for cash; cannot be replaced if lost, damaged or stolen without required proof of purchase and complete dine card number; may not be resold in any manner whatsoever; and may not be used towards the purchase of any Disney Dollars or gift certificates/cards or towards the purchase of a real estate interest in a Disney Vacation Club Resort. The Promo Card is issued by Disney Gift Card Services, Inc. which reserves the right to modify, alter, amend or change the terms and conditions of program upon notice at disneyterms.com/epcotdinepromo.