Category Archives: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Snapshot Sunday: Disney’s Animal Kingdom information

Snapshot Sunday: Disney's Animal Kingdom information
Snapshot Sunday: Disney’s Animal Kingdom information – shot with a Sony NEX-5N

This isn’t my fanciest photo, but I just love this art style around Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I took this photo when the sun was hitting it just perfectly and giving me the bluest sky for the background. Whenever I take photos of signs I try to step as far back as I can and zoom in on the sign. This gives a much better perspective than standing close and pointing your camera up to the sign.

I used an ISO of 100 with an aperture of 5.6 and a shutter speed of 1/800 for this.

Feel free to write or comment if you want any more details about the photos, such as settings I used, etc.

 

Save up to 30% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort this summer!

Save up to 30%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort this summer!
Save up to 30%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort this summer!

Ready to vacation at Walt Disney World? Book now and you can save up to 30%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights June 12 -August 25, 2016 when you book by June 10, 2016.

Booking Window:
March 14 – June 10, 2016

Travel Window:
June 12 – August 25, 2016

Plus, you can receive an exclusive “Awaken Summer” graphic MagicBand when you upgrade to a room and Theme Park package with a minimum 2-day Magic Your Way Ticket.**

This summer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, the magic of nature will come to life during Rivers of Light and other incredible nighttime experiences. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Force will be unleashed with the all-new Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple and Star Wars Launch Bay. At Epcot, Frozen is arriving with new immersive journeys on Frozen Ever After and the Royal Sommerhus. At Disney Springs, the new eclectic mix of boutiques, eateries and entertainment is expanding all throughout the summer. With even more new and exciting experiences coming to Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, this unforgettable summer has something for everyone!

Click here for a free quote! I’m happy to help you plan your Magical vacation!

 

*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms, Disney’s Port Orleans-French Quarter. 30% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available for other Resorts.

** Option to choose a unique ‘Awaken Summer’ MagicBand with the purchase of a room and minimum 2-day ticket package; If Guest does not customize band, they will default to the unique band

New purple Disney MagicBand now available

Purple is now available as one of the eight colors of complimentary MagicBands
Purple is now available as one of the eight colors of complimentary MagicBands

 

Purple MagicBands will come withe new purple Mickey and Minnie luggage tag
Purple MagicBands will come with the new purple Mickey and Minnie luggage tag

The long awaited purple MagicBand is now available as one of the eight colors to choose from when booking a Walt Disney World Resort reservation. In addition, if you choose a purple MagicBand when traveling on a Walt Disney Travel Company package, you will also receive a purple luggage tag!

Other current colors include red, gray, yellow, green, blue, pink, and orange and correspond with the luggage tags shown. Which one is YOUR favorite?

 

Luggage tags correspond with your personal MagicBand color selection
Luggage tags correspond with your personal MagicBand color selection

 

 

 

 

Learn how the Walt Disney World Dining Plan can help you on vacation

Walt Disney World Dining Plan 101
Walt Disney World Dining Plan 101

 

Did you know a Magic Your Way Package including a Disney Dining Plan can save you time, money and hassles during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation? Scroll down and have Ludwig Von Drake explain.

For even more information and details about the Dining Plan, click here.

 

Walt Disney World Dining Plan 101
Walt Disney World Dining Plan 101

 

Catch this tasty offer at Walt Disney World Resort

Enjoy a free meal every day of your stay with this special offer at Walt Disney World
Enjoy a free meal every day of your stay with this special offer at Walt Disney World*

You can enjoy a FREE meal per person, per night at quick-service locations when you book a non-discounted 4-night/5-day Walt Disney World resort room and ticket package at a Disney Value Resort hotel for arrivals most nights May 29 – June 30, 2016 and July 5 – August 13, 2016.

Redeeming the quick-service meal is convenient and flexible. Each member of your party is entitled to one meal per night of your stay. Choose from breakfast, lunch or dinner at a wide array of Quick-Service locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Click here for more details.

Contact me for a free, no obligation quote for your Walt Disney World vacation.

Booking Window:
Now-Feb. 29, 2016

Travel Window:
May 29 – Jun. 30, 2016 and Jul. 5-Aug. 13, 2016
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 nights (and minimum 2-day Magic Your Way Base Ticket)

*Disney Quick-Service meals are not sold separately, are non-refundable and non-transferable and have no cash value. Theme park admission is required for some
dining locations. Operating hours, menus, Characters, entertainment, participating locations, components and terms are subject to change without notice.
Disney Quick-Service meal entitlements are based on the length of your package stay at your Disney Resort hotel. The owners of the Walt Disney World Resort shall
not be responsible for the non-utilization of package components due to refurbishing, capacity, inclement weather or any circumstances beyond their control.

 

Save Up to 25% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels this spring!

Save now at Walt Disney World Resort
Save now at Walt Disney World Resort

Book now and save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights April 14 – June 11, 2016 when you book by March 31, 2016. Ask me about other great rates for stays most nights February 22 – April 13, 2016.

Plus, you can receive 1 more ticket day FREE when you upgrade to a room and ticket package with a minimum 4-day Magic Your Way Ticket.

This makes it a perfect time to discover all-new Star Wars adventures at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Garden Rocks Concert Series at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (March 2 – May 30, 2016), and the new nighttime experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and so much more.

Contact me for details and don’t forget to sign up for my Email Updates to keep up with the current Disney theme park news and learn some Disney history, too!

 

* The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort—The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms. 25% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available for other Resorts. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package.

New reduced price for Memory Maker package at Walt Disney World

Memory-Maker-Sample-Stitch
The Memory Maker photographers sometimes add some extra magic to your photographs

Disney’s Memory Maker service is a great way to purchase all the PhotoPass pictures taken on your vacation by Disney’s PhotoPass photographers and selected attractions, as I’ve mentioned in my previous Disney Vacation Tips #7 and #14. I’m happy to announce that the price for this service has been reduced!

The pre-arrival, advance-purchase Memory Maker, which does not include photos taken within three days of purchase, is being lowered from $169 to $149. In addition, the price of the standard Memory Maker, which can be used immediately upon purchase, will change from $199 to $169.

I know my readers are never disappointed about price reductions! 🙂 For more details about Memory Maker, read my Disney Vacation Tips #7 and Disney Vacation Tips #14. Please contact me with any questions. I’m always happy to help you.

Book now for your Disney “Land and Sea” Vacation


Set sail for the perfect balance of high-seas adventure and theme park magic—all in one Disney vacation!

With close proximity to Walt Disney World Resort, it’s easy to combine the best of Disney by land and sea if you’re departing from or arriving in Port Canaveral, Florida on a Disney cruise. From relaxing adult time to unforgettable family activities, our itineraries offer something for everyone! Choose from a variety of departure days to set sail on a tropical voyage aboard the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy or Disney Magic.

Next, extend your vacation by visiting Walt Disney World Resort—experience your favorite attractions, entertainment and non-stop fun at the parks you love! Convenient transfers can be arranged to take you to and from Port Canaveral, Walt Disney World Resort and Orlando International Airport. With a big blue ocean to explore and four amazing theme parks, your enchanted vacation awaits!

Example of a 7 night Land and Sea vacation for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children):

Sail on a 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Stay 4 nights at a Walt Disney World Resort
Includes 5, 1 day-1 park tickets for everyone
TOTAL: approximately $4300

Contact me for a free quote or to book now for best selection.

Disney Land and Sea vacation
Disney Land and Sea vacation

 

 

 

Disney Vacation Tips #20

Shani's Disney Vacation Tips #20

Stay at a Walt Disney World Resort and enjoy special benefits designed to make your vacation as convenient as it is magical! Watch the video to see what Walt Disney World can offer you!

For this weeks Disney Vacation Tip, I thought I’d post this really entertaining Disney vacation video that lets you know about all kinds of perks for staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, many of which I’ve posted in previous tips.

You’ll hear about Extra Magic Hours, Magic Bands, FastPass+ for attractions to meet and greets, access to FastPass service up to 60 days before you check in, and all the free transporation including Disney’s Magical Express, a free motorcoach for you to start and end your magical Disney stay.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to know more about any of these perks, or if I can help you plan your unforgettable Disney vacation!

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Click links below for more information:

Disney’s Magical Express – Complimentary transportation to and from Orlando International Airport

Extra Magic Hours

MagicBands

FastPass +

Online Check-In

Perks of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort
Perks of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, scene from video

New show, “Rivers Of Light,” opens spring 2016 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

When the new nighttime spectacular “Rivers of Light” opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, it’ll be one of the most memorable and emotionally stirring shows in the park’s history. The video above shows just some of the amazing sights the show will offer when it debuts in spring 2016!

 In “Rivers of Light,” a pair of mystical hosts come to the river bearing gifts of light
In “Rivers of Light,” a pair of mystical hosts come to the river bearing gifts of light.

First of all, the park will have extended hours to remain open after dark! The show will take place on Discovery River between Discovery Island and Expedition Everest. During the show, a pair of mystical hosts come to the river bearing gifts of light, and set out from the shore on elaborate lantern vessels for a dramatic dance of water and light to summon animal spirits. With the storytellers as guides, the wonders of “Rivers of Light” builds to a stunning crescendo.

The park’s iconic Tree of Life will undergo an amazing awakening
The park’s iconic Tree of Life will undergo an amazing awakening

In addition to the show, you will notice the park’s iconic Tree of Life undergo an amazing awakening as the animal spirits of the tree are brought to “light” by magical fireflies, revealing moments of wonder and enchantment.

To create “Rivers of Light,” Imagineers and Creative Entertainment partnered with the talents of master puppet designer Michael Curry, composer Mark Mancina and the filmmakers at Disneynature.

Contact me to get a free quote or to book your Walt Disney World adventure to see this incredibly beautiful light show when it opens next spring.