SONY DSCIn this part 2 episode of our Fantasyland walk-through we discuss the recent Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom. We talk about the most popular ride and restaurant in the park and our favorite snack at the Magic Kingdom. We discuss all of the attractions in the enchanted Forrest section of the park and end with the storybook circus section of the park. Next week we will discuss Tomorrowland!

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Today’s Disney news topics include:

  • Toy story land’s opening date
  • Minnie Van service price increase
  • Black Panther has major box office success
  • New concept art for Disneyland’s new hotel
  • Talking Mickey at the Magic Kingdom may have an official closing date

Today we are talking in depth about Disney’s Contemporary Resort. We talk about our experiences at this resort and the advantages that this resort has in terms of location. We discuss the uniqueness of the Hotel’s design and give an overview of the amenities. This resort has a lot of history from the way the hotel was built to the political history that happened there. Let us know your thoughts of this unique Disney resort.

 

Links to the Videos mentioned in the episode:

Bob Gurr tells a story about testing the WDW monorail at the Contemporary

Adam the Woo visits the ball room where Nixon made his “I’m not a crook” speech

Adam the Woo points out the room where John Lenon stayed at the Polynesian

In this episode we start our trip through the history of Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. This land has changed a lot since 1971 so it is going to take us 2 episodes to go through it all. We start were we left off by going from the Liberty square side and working our way past Cinderella Castle. We talk about the current attractions and the past attractions that have been in each location of Fantasyland. Next week we go into the Fantasyland expansion and give our thoughts on what is called “New Fantasyland…”

Today’s news topics are:

  • Ticket price increase at Walt Disney World
  • Hollywood Studios name will remain for the “Foreseeable Future”
  • New concept art for Toy Story land
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open in 2019
  • Discounts for Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney World
  • New details for Star Wars hotel

Today we give you our top 5 hidden details at Walt Disney World. Disney is known for paying close attention to detail in the parks and resorts. Some of these details are not as noticeable as others. We are listing our current top 5 favorite details that most people don’t notice. Are there any in our list that you weren’t aware of?

This week’s news episode covers the following topics:

  • Our thoughts on the new Han Solo Star Wars movie trailer
  • The opening date fort he Tron roller coaster at Magic Kingdom
  • The rumor that the Main Street theater project has been cancelled
  • A rundown of the Incredible summer promotion at Walt Disney World
  • Dwayne Johnson has a new co-star for his Jungle Cruise Movie
  • Construction permits have been filed for the EPCOT hotel project
  • The wonders of life pavilion is having some maintenance work done
  • Is Star Wars starting to fade at the Box office?

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This episode is all about classic EPCOT attractions. These are the original attractions to the park as well as ones that opened within the park’s  first few years. Many of these attractions are no longer open or have been completely changed.  We go through each of them and give our picks for top 5 classic EPCOT attractions. Which ones do you think will be in our top 5?

CBJ_TWTMToday we are talking all things Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom! We go through the history of the land and the attractions that have come and gone through the years. We reminisce over our favorite experiences in this land from when we were kids coming here in the 80’s up to now. We talk about the food and entertainment options as well. What is your favorite thing about Frontierland?

 

In this news episode we discuss the latest Disney related news and rumors. Today’s topics include: Disney employees receive a $1,000 bonus. Club 33 locations may be accepting members soon. Minnie van service will soon include airport transportation for some guests.

Picking the right Disney resort for your vacation can be a difficult task. Jon and I give our choices for the best Disney resort in some categories that we came up with. We also give our advice on how far out to book your resort and some ways to get a room discount. Let us know what resort is your favorite.

Today marks the start of a new series where we are going to go through each land of the parks and talk in detail about them. We will go through the history of the land, the attractions, shops, restaurants and the theme. Today’s episode is all about Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom in Florida. We talk about our favorite attractions and our memories of this land through the years. Stay tuned for next Friday as we will be discussing Frontierland.

 

 

 

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Today we are starting a new format on Traveling with the Mouse…Every Wednesday will now be an episode where we discuss the latest Disney news and rumors. In today’s episode we discuss the new privacy policy at Disney hotels, The Monorail system, Disney testing out a cashless system at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Star Wars the Last Jedi reaches $600 million dollars at the domestic box office. There’s a few other news stories sprinkled in as well. We hope you like the new format!

Today we take a look through the list of Disney films going all the way back to the beginning in 1937. We talk about the movies that we grew up watching as kids and list some movies most people may not remember. We highlight some films from each decade that we like and think deserve some more attention. We then look to the future and discuss the movies that we are most looking forward to being released in the coming years.

One of the best parts of going to Disney with Kids is for the Character meets. Jon and I discuss the different types of character meets that you can experience. We talk about our favorite character experiences over the years and where to find them. We also talk about the rumor that once of the most unique character meets may be going away.

What are the best places in Walt Disney World to take a break? When it gets hot and you have been walking all day you need a place to stop and cool off for a few minutes. That’s why in this episode Jon and I discuss some of our favorite places to stop and take a break. We break it down by park and in each park we give some suggestions for locations where you can take a break as well as attractions that are good for getting some cool air and a place to sit. What are your favorite places to take a break?

We all know that Disney is a lot of fun for kids but can it be just as much fun for the parents? In today’s episode, Jon and I have an interesting discussion about this topic. We recall what it was like for us going to Disney as kids and how it has evolved now that we are parents. We give our top 3 things that we think Parents and Adults can do to have fun at Disney. Join in on the discussion and tell us what you do to have fun at Disney as an adult.

 

Monorail red left one of it’s doors open in route to EPCOT. Disney is closing all of their Children’s Activity Centers. Club-level guests will now have the option to buy additional fast passes. Stitch’s great escape just wont go away….Those stories and more on this episode of Traveling with the mouse.

The start of the year usually means it is refurb time for some rides and attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. We cover what attractions will be undergoing refurbishments and for how long. We also talk about some of the ongoing construction projects that might impact your vacation this year.

The crowds at Walt Disney World can be a lot to deal with. In this episode, Jon and I give our tips for avoiding the crowds. We discuss having a plan in place, using the park hours to your advantage, how to navigate the parks when it is busy, and the best times of year to visit.