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Special Holiday Events at the Magic Kingdom!

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Spring is blooming all around us, but Disney is already preparing for the 2016 Holiday Season!

Disney hosts special events for both the Halloween and Christmas seasons.  Guests have the opportunity to purchase hard tickets to events that start at 7pm at the Magic Kingdom on select days.  These events are not included in general admission so you must buy a hard ticket to attend.  However, even though the event starts at 7pm (when the park will close to regular guests), guests who purchase the tickets can enter the park starting at 4pm, so if you don’t have a regular park ticket for the day of the party you still Continue Reading

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Owlette and I spent the third day of our Mommy/Daughter weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! (You can read about the start of our long weekend trip here.) We woke up extra early to have breakfast at the hotel because Hollywood Studios had Extra Magic Hours that morning.  Extra Magic Hours are a benefit for Disney hotel guests.  It allows hotel guests with park tickets to either enter a park an hour earlier than it regularly opens or stay later in the evening on certain days of the week (you can check Disney.com for park hours and Extra Magic Hours).

We took the Disney bus transportation to the park and arrived at about 7:45am.  When the Studios opened we walked directly to Pixar Place to ride Toy Story Mania.  There wasn’t a line, but we still had to walk through the expansive queue, and saw all the life-sized toys.

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We picked up some 3D glasses and got on this very fun 4D interactive ride!  Toy Story Mania let’s you play carnival games using a spring action shooter that you aim at Continue Reading

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Magical Evening

Our Mommy/Daughter Disney World Weekend wasn’t even half over and already we had so much fun (you can read about our morning at the Magic Kingdom here.)

Late afternoon we headed over to Tomorrowland and picked up a FastPass+ to ride the Tomorrowland Speedway later.  Then we took a ride on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, which takes you on a tour THROUGH the Tomorrowland attractions, giving you a sneak peak! We exited and crossed the path to Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.

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This is a popular ride and we did have to wait about 30 minutes (waits can reach Continue Reading

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