2015 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Disney has released the dates for the very popular Magic Kingdom special events, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

So when should you be planning your trips to fit these special events in?

 

If you're keen for some trick or treating, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is being held:

September 15, 18, 20, 22, 22, 27October 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31November 1

The party dates start a little later in September than the past couple of years, so keep that in mind when selecting your dates. The parade at the Halloween Party is one of our favourites!

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2015 Disneyland Packages

Disneyland Resort 2015 Packages are now available for booking for check-ins through to December 31, 2015. There are two packages you can choose from, the 2015 Resort Hotel Package and the 2015 Good Neighbor Hotel Package.

The Magical Extras Savings Card is a new addition to the 2015 Disneyland Packages. It will be interesting once these start rolling out to see exactly what's included. 

2015 Disneyland Resort Hotel Package

This package includes:

Accommodation at one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels: Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disneyland Hotel or Disney's Paradise Pier HotelTheme Park TicketsExtra Magic Hour admission - Early entry every day of your stay at either Disneyland Park (Sun, Tues, Thurs, Sat) or Disney's California Adventure Park (Mon, Wed, Fri), one hour before the park opens to the public (each guest must have a valid theme park entry ticket and active hotel room key).Magical Extras Savings Card - a special card offering savings and values, including between 10% and 20% off at many participating dining and merchandise locations throughout the Disneyland Resort (valid for 2015 packages only).Disney Attraction Photo Memory - One 5x7" attraction photo and digital photo download from one of the following attractions: Splash Mountain or Space Mountain at Disneyland Park; or Tower of Terror or California Screamin' at Disney's California Adventure Park.Collectible Pin and Lanyard - One set per person.$10 ESPN Zone Game Card2014 Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel Package

This package includes:

Accommodation at one of the Disneyland Resort Good Neighbor HotelsTheme Park TicketsMagic Morning Early Access - One Magic Morning Admission into selected attractions at a designated theme park. Valid with park hopper tickets of 3-days or longer.Magical Extras Savings Card - a special card offering savings and values, including between 10% and 20% off at many participating dining and merchandise locations throughout the Disneyland Resort (valid for 2015 packages only).Disney Attraction Photo Memory - One 5x7" attraction photo and digital photo download from one of the following attractions: Splash Mountain or Space Mountain at Disneyland Park; or Tower of Terror or California Screamin' at Disney's California Adventure Park.Collectible Pin and Lanyard - One set per person.$10 ESPN Zone Game Card

If you would like to book one of these packages please complete a Disneyland Resort Quote Request and we will price your package based on your hotel selection.

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Walt Disney World Resort 2015 Packages

Walt Disney World Resort packages are now available for booking for check-in dates up until the 31st December, 2015. The most basic (and cheap) package available is the Magic Your Way Package, building up to the most expensive Magic Your Way Premium Package. Details of the different options are available below, or you can visit our Walt Disney World Resort page for more information on the resort.

There have been a few changes to the 2015 Walt Disney World packages. More discount vouchers have been added, the complimentary luggage tags have been removed and the Premium Package has lost its reserved fireworks viewing.

Request a complimentary, no-obligation quote for your Walt Disney World package from Magical Mouse Holidays and take advantage of our specialised advice and service.

Disney's Magic Your Way Package

This package is the most simple and basic of the packages available for the Walt Disney World Resort. It includes:

Accommodations at a Disney Resort hotel Magic Your Way Tickets (choose from 1-10 days) that can be upgraded to include the Park Hopper and/or Water Park, Fun & More Options. Complimentary Disney's Magical Express Airport return coach service. Walt Disney World Marina Discount - 15% off the non-discounted price of select boat rentals at participating Walt Disney World Resort hotel marinas (one voucher per package; not valid all dates; restrictions apply). Disney's Minature Golf Experience - Two vouchers for one round of golf prior to 4pm at DDisney's Fantasia Gardens or Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Courses. Walt Disney World Tours - 15% off the non-discounted price of select tours at Walt Disney World Resort. Spa Discount - 15% off the non-discounted price of select 50 minute or longer Spa services at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels (hand and foot treatments are excluded, age restictions apply, one per package). Guided Fishing Excursion - 15% off the non-discounted price of 2-hour Guided Bass Fishing Excursions and 2-hour Nitro Bass Fishing Excursions at select Walt Disney World Resort hotel marinas. Excursions include fishing equipment, rod, reel, shiners, artificial bait and non-alcoholic beverages. Sammy Duvall's Water Sports Discount - 10% off the non-discounted price of all activities including parasailing, water skiing, wakeboarding and tubing trips at Sammy Duvall's Water Sports Center, located at Disney's Contemporary Resort (subject to availability; restrictions apply). Arcade Game Card - valid for 100 game play points in Disney resort hotel arcades (one voucher per room). Children's Activity Center Discount - 15% off the non-discounted hourly rates at Children's Activity Centers located at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for children aged 3-12. A minimum charge of 2 hours per child and a credit card guarantee are required. Valid for one session only. Basin - 10% discount at Basin White at the Grand Floridian. DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park - Two vouchers for a 1-Day admission ticket (must be exchanged for tickets at DisneyQuest ticket window; restrictions apply). The Hairwraps Company - One charm (value $5.00) with a purchase of a hair wrap at select Walt Disney World locations. Horseback Trail Rides - 15% discount for the 30-minute trail rides at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground (restrictions apply). Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company - 20% off non-discounted purchases at locations in the theme parks, water parks and Downtown Disney. Various Downtown Disney dining and shopping discount vouchers.

Continue reading after the break for details of the other available Walt Disney World Resort packages.

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Walt Disney World Dining Review - Be Our Guest Dinner

Be Our Guest is Walt Disney World's newest and most popular restaurant. Located in Magic Kingdom's new Fantasyland it operates a quick-service restaurant for lunch and a table-service restaurant for dinner.

Reservations for dinner are booked as soon as they are released, so if you start planning your holiday after your 180 day reservation window opens and you want to eat here you'll need to stalk the dining reservation site multiple times every day until your trip and hope someone cancels at the right moment. 

You check in for your reservation outside the gates to the Beast's castle. When we checked in there were people and strollers everywhere. I had a little wait before I could check in and a couple of people in front of me were told that there was no room for walk ups.

Once you've checked in you cross the bridge towards the Beast's castle and wait for your name to be called.

You enter the Beast's Castle through these double doors set into the base of the mountain. The stained glass above should be familiar to those who have watched the classic movie.

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Magic Kingdom Day 2 - January 2014

As we approached the end of our Walt Disney World stay we headed back to the Magic Kingdom to hit the attractions we skipped last visit.

Here's where staying at Bay Lake Tower/the Contemporary Resort pays off - when you can walk to Magic Kingdom of a morning.

We arrived much earlier today than our first attempt but there were still plenty of people around.

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