“Hiya Pal!”

I’m sorry for not updating this page over the past couple weeks. There have been a few hiccups in my personal life that unfortunately didn’t allow me time to do so as I normally would. I am excited to jump back into focusing on the blog and its social media accounts as well; I hope you are too! Be sure to follow Mouse Maven Travel’s Facebook and Instagram accounts as well! Here is your news for today. A separate post focusing on all the holiday-themed updates at all the US Disney theme parks will be posted tomorrow.

Disney Cruise Line

New early 2018 itineraries released with dates through May 2018. Two new routes added for limited-time engagements in 2018. The Southern Caribbean— a 7-night cruise departing from San Juan and stopping in St. Lucia, Aruba, Antigua, and the newest port of call Kralendijk, Bonaire. As well as a 2-or-5 night cruise from San Diego sailing to Ensenada.  Of course, there will still be a variety of itineraries offered for cruises departing from Florida providing a range of exciting and relaxing stops in the Bahamas, Caribbean, and the Mexican Riviera.

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Disneyland

The Disneyland Hotel and the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa are offering up to a 25% off discount on premium rooms on select stays Sunday-Thursday January 8 – April 20, 2017, when booked by March 9, 2017. Contact me for a quote and stay in the middle of the magic.

 

 

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Magic Kingdom 

A new ticket option released this week. The 4-Park Magic Ticket is a new offering ideal for guests who are staying off Disney Property. It is also available for guests who choose to stay at a Disney resort, but it does have a few limitations. The cost is $69.75 per person per day, and for a family of five, this would be more than a $200 savings. The tickets get you into one park per day. You can not add the park hopper option or purchase an additional ticket to enter another park on a day you use one of these tickets. You also can not use your admission for re-entry to the park. This ticket—geared to the families who spend all day in the theme parks. Here are my tips on how to relax in Epcot and the Magic Kingdom when you are pulling 12+ hour days in them Magic Kingdom part one, part two, Epcot. I will be updating this series with tips on relaxing in both Animal Kingdom Park and Hollywood Studios.

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A new nighttime projection show has made its début at the Magic Kingdom Park. To coincide with the 25th anniversary of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast the new projection show “Once Upon a Time” is a story told by the loveable British character Mrs. Potts. Mrs. Potts tells bedtime tales to her son Chip taking him and all of us on an enchanted trip through the most audacious scenes from Disney favorites such as Cinderella, Peter Pan, Alice and Wonderland, and the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Mrs. Potts and Chip end their adventure with a finale featuring many more loveable characters from our favorite Disney films.

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Hollywood Studios

The new Muppet-themed restaurant will be opening on November 18. The two-story restaurant is themed as if it has been owned and operated by Rizzo for years. The second level is the banquet hall, and it is set up as if a wedding is already in place complete with a dance floor and disco ball. The menu options will be personal size pizzas offering veggie, meat lovers, pepperoni, and cheese all served with a Ceaser salad. Meatball sub, salads, along with traditional Italian desserts, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic specialty beverages also on the menu.

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