Friday, May 23, 2014

Flower and Garden Festival 2014

We wanted to share with you a short video of the 2014 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival.  If you have never been to Epcot during this event you are really missing out on one of the most beautiful times of year to visit (other than the holidays.)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

The opening date of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was just announced this week.  The new ride is set to open on May 28, 2014.  The coaster is really smooth, and the swinging cars are fun.  Disney has done an excellent job with the animatronics and the decor of the ride.  This is an excellent addition to Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom.  Here is a quick video of some of the ride queue "fun" and an abbreviated "ride through" on the train. 

FastPass+ options are available for this, so make sure to get your return time scheduled for your Disney trip.  Your DreamFinder agent will be happy to take care of adding this to your itinerary for you. 

If you are visiting the Magic Kingdom between now and the May 28th opening date, keep an eye out for potential "soft" openings and ride opportunities.  You never know when you might have some Disney "Magic" sprinkled on you!!

Are you ready to book a trip to take a ride on the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train?  Click here to request your Disney World vacation pricing quote today!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Harambe Nights!

 New and coming soon to Disney's Animal Kingdom, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of “The Lion King,” Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park will host Harambe Nights every Saturday evening June 7-Aug. 9, 2014.   Harambe Nights Celebrates Tales and Tastes of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The journey begins with a Welcome Reception in the park’s Harambe Village where you will savour mouth-watering appetizers and African-inspired wine and beer. Then, it’s time for the “mane” event – an unforgettable performance of “The Lion King – Concert in the Wild.”
Bringing to life the story of Simba, this brand-new theatrical experience features a live orchestra and choir, dancers, digitally projected movie moments, as well as dramatic lighting and scenic elements – all hosted by a celebrity guest narrator.

The lineup of celebrity narrators features stars from stage and screen. Scheduled to appear are:

•    June 7 – Viola Davis (“The Help,” “Ender’s Game”)
•    June 14 – TBD
•    June 21 – Montego Glover (“The Following,” “Memphis”)
•    June 28 – David Alan Grier (“Porgy & Bess,” “In Living Color”)
•    July 5 – Michael Beach (“ER,” “Third Watch,” “Sons of Anarchy”)
•    July 12 – Harry Lennix (“The Blacklist,” “The Five Heartbeats”)
•    July 19 – Joe Morton (“Scandal,” “American Gangster,” “The Good Wife”)
•    July 26 – Alfre Wooard (“Desperate Housewives,” “Miss Evers Boys”)
•    Aug. 2 – Patina Miller (“Pippin,” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”)
•    Aug. 9 – Brian Stokes Mitchell (“Ragtime,” “Trapper John M.D.,” “Glee”)

After the show, the celebration continues with Harambe Nights Street Party. You can move to the beat as you enjoy an all-inclusive buffet of sophisticated and flavorful African cuisine and gourmet desserts. Disney Characters will be on hand as they show off their wild side.  Plus, exclusive Lion King merchandise will be available for purchase during the event.  The evening concludes with a special finale that could only happen at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

Harambe Nights takes place every Saturday from June 7-Aug. 9, 2014.   The Welcome Reception begins at 7 p.m. and the “The Lion King – Concert in the Wild” starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $119 for adults, $79 for ages 3-9, plus tax. Tickets with premium floor seating are $134 for adults, $94 for ages 3-9, plus tax. Theme park admission is included for the special event only. All attractions, entertainment and other offerings outside of the designated event area will not be available.

Advance reservations are highly recommended. Capacity is limited.   Contact your DreamFinder Travel agent for more information or to book this new offering.