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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

FREE Dining Promotion announced for Fall and Christmas 2018 travel dates for Walt Disney World.

FREE Dining is out!!!!!!!!! 
Heads up the Walt Disney World website is already experiencing technical difficulties and you can’t load the page. I suggest calling. 407-939-5277. If you get a busy signal keep trying. If you get through to the automated system expect to be on hold for 1, 2 maybe even 3 hours. 
Here is what info I got before the site crashed: 

Check in dates. 
Even if your trip goes beyond those dates they will be included in the promotion. They key is the date you check in must be within the dates listed below. 

* August 20-September 29, 2018
* November 24-November 27, 2018
* December 7-December 23, 2018

What plan you get. 

Value and Moderate resorts get the quick service dining plan. You can upgrade for the price difference in the various plans up to the Disney Dining Plan which includes quick service and table service meals or the Deluxe Dining Plan which includes credits that can be used at either types of locations allowing for more sit down table credits. 

Deluxe Resorts receive the Disney Dining Plan which includes quick service and table service credits. You may upgrade to the Deluxe Dining Plan if you like. 

There is a minimum stay. Online said 5 nights, however sometimes I have found that not to be set in stone and as little as 3 nights were able to get free dining. 

Not all resorts qualify. This is where you’ll need to ask since the website is down. I didn’t get all the info before it shut down. It looked as though only the 3 All Star resorts and Pop were the only values included and only Caribbean Resort, Coronado Springs Resort and The Cabins at Fort Wilderness were the only moderates. Deluxe resorts were  Animal Kingdom Lodge and Villas, Beach Club Resort and Villas, Boardwalk Resort and Villas, Grand Floridian, Old Key West, Saratoga Springs Resort and Yacht Club Resort. You’ll want to double check and I will update the minute I can. 

If you had a resort already booked it will not automatically receive the discount. You will need to call or modify it online (when the site allows it). There is limited numbers of rooms per resort that qualify and they can and do “sell out” of the promotion. 

If you cannot get free dining ask about any other discounts that you might qualify for. There is usually a room discount available at the same time as free dining. (Unfortunately with the website down and phone lines busy I cannot get thru to confirm.)

Here is the Walt Disney World special offers page: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/special-offers/

Good luck

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

New fastpass tiers coming to Hollywood Studios for the opening of Toy Story Land

Here is the fastpass tiers you can expect once Toy Story Land opens in Hollywood Studios June 30th. 

This information is based on what current Club Level guests who pay for the Theme Parks Extra package have as options. 


In a nutshell you’ll only be able to fastpass 1 of the rides in Toy Story Land (which is normally the case when a new land opens). I would suggest scoring one for Slinky Dog Dash. I expect that ride to be the more popular of the two new rides. Additionally with 3 tracks available for Midway Mania and it not being new the line should move more quickly than Alien Saucer Swirl and Slinky Dog Dash. 



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Friday, March 16, 2018

CONFIRMED dates for 2018 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

These dates ARE CONFIRMED by Disney. As of this posting tickets are only available by calling. Special event tickets can be purchased by calling 407-939-1872. Online sales should start soon, so keep checking the website if you prefer to buy online. 

To learn more about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party CLICK HERE 

To learn more about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party CLICK HERE


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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Thanksgiving Turkey Veggie Tray


Turkey Veggie Tray. The perfect snack while you wait for Thanksgiving dinner to be ready. 

On a round platter place a small bowl of your favorite dip (ranch, hummus, blue cheese all work well). Arrange cut broccoli, pepper slices, baby carrots and sliced cucumbers to form the “feathers”. The turkey’s face is a hardboiled egg with peppercorn eyes, and yellow and red pepper cut to form the beak, waddle and legs and wings. 🦃 



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Festive Light Up Veggie Christmas Tree 🎄

Need a fun and festive treat for a pitch in? Try this. Also makes a great treat for kids. 

Simply cut up broccoli and shape like a triangle. Slice carrots and radishes and add cherry tomatoes to make the ornaments. For the topper add carrot sticks to a star shaped cookie cutter. Make your favorite ranch dip and add below for “snow”. Want to add lights? Get a mini strand of battery operated lights (I found mine at Dollar Tree!) Put the lights on the platter first then place veggies on top. You may need to pull some of the lights between the pieces of broccoli. Easy peasy and a sure crowd pleaser. 🎄 


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Disney Villains Stamps Coming to Post Offices!!!

Suddenly stamp collecting doesn't seem as boring as it used to! Check out these amazing Disney Villains stamps coming to post offices July 15th in honor of this year's D23.

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Virtual double 5k that benefits Give Kids the World. Perfect for the whole family and only $5-$25!

This info is for the 2017 race, but don’t worry. We’re doing it again in 2018!!!!! Be sure to check back when we have the 2018 info and sign up links. You can also follow the Indy Disney Meet facebook page to see the latest info when it is posted. We’ll also share the post on or Happily Ever Disney facebook page as well. 

Here is an easy way to help raise money to send children with life threatening illnesses and their families to Give Kids The World and Walt Disney World. 
This is a joint effort of The Be Our Guest Podcast and the non-profit I personally volunteer with, Indy Disney Meet. I can attest that 100% of the money raised goes directly to helping families go to GKTW. If you have any questions feel free to send me a direct message. And feel free to share!

It's a virtual double 5k that benefits Give Kids The World.  Run/walk whenever and wherever you like anytime between now and August 31st, 2017. Perfect for the whole family, and all participants will receive a medal! 

Only $25 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under (international racers $30). 100% of all proceeds will go to GKTW via our Indy Disney Meet campaign. Learn more and register here! http://www.bogpshiptoshore.myevent.com


Registration closes July 31, 2017.

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