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Walt Disney World here we come!

1 weekIt’s been a year since we went to Disney World and this trip is going to be pretty different from our other trips.

We will be staying at Disney’s Beach Club Villas and we plan on doing some things we’ve never done before.  We plan on going canoeing at Fort Wilderness, bowling at Splitsville at Disney Springs, fishing at Port Orleans and miniature golfing at Winter Summerland Mini Golf.

You can also join us for the Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP tour.

Hang on to your hats during an unforgettable ride aboard some of the fastest attractions at Walt Disney World Resort! With the Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP Tour, you’re guaranteed an action-packed experience with expedited access to all of the attractions from one exhilarating moment after another across multiple parks.

Our day begins at Magic Kingdom park, where we’ll brave the excitement of select attractions such as:

A little later in the day, we’ll treat our taste buds to a pleasurable occasion, courtesy of a scrumptious lunch at a Walt Disney World restaurant—which comes included with our VIP Tour.

Then, we’ll delight in the adventurous spirit of Epcot where we’ll take flight to view breathtaking wonders on Soarin’!

Finally, brace yourself—this adrenaline rush continues with gusto! At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, be amazed by incredible attractions such as:

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2014 Disney World Free Dining Offer Available To General Public

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Travel Dates

Free Dining is being offered to guests ARRIVING during the dates listed below. A minimum stay of 3 nights is required and may not be booked for longer than 14 nights.

August 31 – October 3, 2014
October 26 – November 1, 2014
November 9 – 20, 2014
December 12 – 23, 2014

Disney Resorts

If you stay at a Value Resort, you’ll receive the Quick Service Dining plan for FREE. (Note that you can upgrade to the standard or deluxe dining plans by paying the difference in cost per night.)

If you reserve a Moderate, Deluxe, or Deluxe Villa Resort, you will receive the standard Dining plan for FREE. (You can upgrade to the deluxe dining plan by paying the difference in cost per night).

NOTE: Fort Wilderness campsites, 3-bedroom Disney Vacation Club villas, Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation Resort, all Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, All-Star Movies rooms, and rooms at Port Orleans Resort Riverside and French Quarter are not included in this offer.

Tickets

In addition to booking a minimum stay of 3 nights at one of the above Disney resorts, you’ll also need to purchase AT LEAST a 2-day Magic Your Way Disney World ticket.

Call We Travelers Three today at 614-458-8617 or contact via email at kelly@wetravelersthree.com to book your FREE dining package today.

Dates for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Announced

DSCF0035 Don your favorite costume and get ready to trick-or-treat at this Halloween-themed event held inside Magic Kingdom park.

This special event will be held on September: 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28 and October: 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31 — separate event tickets can be purchased in advance. The tone of the party is “not-so-scary,” which means children of all ages can enjoy it.

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Dress up in your favorite costume to collect candy throughout Magic Kingdom park. You’ll soon discover all the boo-tiful ways that the spirits of the season have transformed the park into a happy haunted hallows! Many favorite Disney Characters are dressed in Halloween costumes, too. So come celebrate and scare up a good time!

You will receive a Trick or Treat Bag to be used at the candy stations found throughout the Magic Kingdom.  Some cast members will give more than others, but there’s no limit to how many times you can go back to the same location for more.

Photo0087FourBySixTrick or Treat Stations

  • Adventureland:  Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, Pirates of the Caribbean queue
  • Liberty Square:  Liberty Square Riverboat
  • Fantasyland:  Peter Pan’s Flight queue, Pinocchio Village Haus, Storybook Circus, near Pete’s Silly Sideshow
  • Tomorrowland:  Tomorrowland Speedway, Space Mountain, Stitch’s Great Escape!

Trick or Treat Trails

  • Frontierland :  Near Splash Mountain queue
  • Tomorrowland:  Enter near Space Mountain and exit at Storybook Circus

Options for guests with food allergies are available upon request at City Hall on Main Street, U.S.A.

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The night howls with excitement at this spook-tacular party for all little ghouls and boys. Unearth some of the great entertainment that awaits you at this ghastly bash:

Disney Villains Dance Mix and Mingle!
Some of your favorite baddies from Disney films rock you with this thrilling opening number in front of a ghostly Cinderella Castle. When the number is over, the villains veer into the crowds for meet and greets.

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Venture into Frontierland where you might even meet a barbershop quartet of dead cowboys who sing songs in the style of the Dapper Dans. They like “axing” Guests questions and answering with puns as part of their “dead pan” humor.

Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade
The grandmaster of this bone-rattling parade has truly lost his head! A hair-raising ride by the Headless Horseman himself begins the festivities, followed by a collection of frightful floats featuring Disney Characters in Halloween costumes. Get ready for the grave diggers! The Haunted Mansion stars in this delightful parade. It’s really not so scary—just fiendish fun!

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The Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion invites you to “drop in” as Disney Villains tear up the night with fireworks and wicked remixes of their theme songs. Cruella de Vil, Jafar and Oogie Boogie are just some of the scoundrels who croon their spooky tunes. Feel a chill as creepy colors crawl over Cinderella Castle. The finale casts a spell you will never forget!

DSCF0036General Pricing
September 2014
September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 2014

  • Advance Purchase:  Adult: $62.00 + tax, Child: $57.00 + tax

October 2014
October 2, 3, 5, 9, 13, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 2014

 

  • Advance Purchase:  Adult: $67.00 + tax, Child: $62.00 + tax

October 10, 17, 24, 30, 2014

  • Advance Purchase:  Adult: $71.00 + tax, Child: $66.00 + tax

October 31, 2013

  • Advance Purchase:  Adult: $77.00 + tax, Child: $72.00 + tax

Tickets can be ordered by calling We Travelers Three at 614-458-8617 or through your We Travelers Three as part of your package/room reservation.

 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Harambe Nights

dak_harambe_hero_900 In celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Lion King,
celebrate world-class theatrical entertainment alongside a sophisticated culinary experience as you immerse yourself in the story of The Lion King like never before.

An All-Inclusive Feast for the Senses

Harambe-nights-reception-ver-4-16x9Voyage into Harambe Village for a roaring summer celebration featuring the grandest tales and tastes of Africa.

Every Saturday, from June 7 to August 9, 2014, pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of Disney’s The Lion King at an all-inclusive extravaganza inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

The excitement kicks off with a warm welcome reception before moving into Harambe Theater for a private performance of the all-new show The Lion King: Concert in the Wild—complete with a special celebrity narrator and a live orchestra!

Then, once the show comes to a close, you’re invited to hit the streets for an exotic party where you can explore all sorts of sizzling seasonal fare, magical merchandise offerings and a series of Character appearances and artist signings.

Be sure to stick around as the night draws to a conclusion too and receive a fond farewell you won’t soon forget!

Event details are subject to change.

The Lion King: Concert in the Wild

harambe-nights-03Surround yourself in the Savannah setting of the Harambe Theater as you experience The Lion King like never before!

Marvel at the sights and sounds as iconic scenes from the film are recreated with splendid theatricality, all while a celebrity narrator and a live orchestra provide the soundtrack for a never-before-seen take on The Lion King tale.

Celebrity narrators currently scheduled to appear include:

Viola Davis – June 7, 2014
TBD – June 14, 2014
Montego Glover – June 21, 2014
David Alan Grier – June 28, 2014
Michael Beach – July 5, 2014
Harry Lennix – July 12, 2014
Joe Morton – July 19, 2014
Alfre Woodard – July 26, 2014
Brian Stokes Mitchell – August 2, 2014
Patina Miller – August 9, 2014
Entertainment and celebrity narrators are subject to change.

Harambe Nights Street Party

harambe-nights-02Move to the beat as you head out for fun, food, merchandise and more at the Harambe Nights Street Party.

As the celebration continues, dance alongside excited townspeople as a favorite local band fills the night air with non-stop Afro-pop rhythms. Then, take your pick from a festive array of event happenings.

From an assortment of all-inclusive food and beverages—including mouthwatering and sweet tastes, and African beers and wines; to special appearances and signings with select Disney Design Group artists; to magical meetings with Disney Characters showing off their wild sides, countless encounters await your arrival!

Plus, don’t miss your chance to purchase merchandise you won’t find elsewhere:

  • A limited-release case for iPhone 4 and 5 featuring imagery from Disney’s The Lion King, designed by Disney Design Group artist Randy Noble
  • Disney’s The Lion King 20th anniversary puzzle
  • Exclusive event items like apparel, art, collectibles and so much more!

Entertainment, merchandise and event details are subject to change. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to enjoy alcoholic beverages.

Admission Tickets

harambe-nights-04Reserve your place in the circle of life!  Purchase general seating admission to Harambe Nights:  $119.00 for adults; $79.00 for children (tax not included).  Get up close to the sights and sounds with premium seating admission: $134.00 for adults; $94.00 for children (tax not included).

Know Before You Go

harambe-nights-06Learn important information about Harambe Nights at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

  • A separate ticket is required to enter and participate in Harambe Nights.
  • For more information on Harambe Nights—including booking a reservation—please call (614) 458-8617 or contact us via email. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
  • 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.
  • If Guests wish to enjoy Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park prior to the event, additional theme park admission will be required.
  • Advance reservations are highly recommended.
  • Tickets purchased prior to the date of the event will be mailed in advance. If you do not receive your tickets in time, you can pick them up at the ticket windows near the Main Entrance of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.
  • Entry to Harambe Nights begins at 7:00 PM with a welcome reception. Please plan on arriving at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the event to ensure you have time to park and enter Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.
  • A wristband is required to enter the special event. To retrieve your wristband, please show your event ticket at the Main Entrance. If you are already inside the park prior to the start of the event, you can show your ticket to a Cast Member at the entrance of Harambe Village instead to receive your wristband.
  • Parking is complimentary during the event only, beginning at 4:00 PM.

All information and photos come right from the Walt Disney World website.

2014 FREE Dining Promotion for Disney VISA Cardholders

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Great News! Disney World just released their 2014 Fall Free Dining Promotion  for Disney Visa Cardholders.

August 31 – October 3 / October 26 – November 1 / November 9 – 20 / December 12 – 23 Arrivals
Must book by August 8, 2014
Limited Availability ~ Black-Out Days Apply

We expect to see this promotion released to the general public on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Book a qualifying vacation package at a Disney World moderate or deluxe resort and receive the Standard / Plus Dining Plan at no extra cost. This dining plan includes 1 counter-service meal credit, 1 table-service meal credit, and 1 snack credit per person, per night of stay. Receiving this dining plan free of charge saves a family of four about $107 or more per night of stay, based on the regular cost of this dining plan. You can upgrade to the Deluxe dining plan by just paying the difference between the standard and the deluxe plans. Contact us for details.  Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort and Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort are excluded from this offer.

Book a qualifying vacation package at a Disney World Value Resort (Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, All-Stars Music or All-Star Sports Resorts, or Pop Century) and receive the Disney Quick-Service Dining plan at no extra cost. The quick-service plan provides two quick/counter-service meals + 1 snack per person, per night of stay. Receiving this plan at no extra cost saves a family of four about $85 per night of stay. You can upgrade to the Standard or Deluxe dining plans by paying the difference between the quick service dining plan and your preferred dining plan. Contact us for details.  Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort is excluded from this offer. The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort are excluded from this promotion but the family suites are included.

Travel Dates: Your arrival (check-in) date must fall between August 31 – October 3 / October 26 – November 1 / November 9 – 20 / December 12 – 23, 2014  to qualify for the free dining promotion.    Remember that the check-in date is the important date, if you arrive by December 23, your departure date can extend beyond December 23 and you will still have free dining for the duration of your vacation, even over Christmas.

Minimum Requirements: Must purchase a package that includes three (3) Consecutive nights stay at a Disney Resort + at least 2-Day Disney Magic Your Way theme park Tickets.

Must book by August 8, 2014.

You must use your Disney Visa to pay a $200 deposit at the time of booking with the balance due 45 days prior to arrival.  The deposit is completely refundable up to 45 days prior to arrival so there is no risk at this time.   If you think you might want to take advantage of Free Dining, book a room now and then cancel later, if necessary.

Exclusions: Fort Wilderness campsites, Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Disney’s All-Star Movies, all 3-bedroom villas, Villas at Grand Floridian Resort, and Little Mermaid rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort are excluded from this offer. The Cabins at the Fort Wilderness campground and Family Suites at Disney’s Art of Animation are included in the promotion.

Dining Reservations – Dining can be booked up to 180 days prior to your arrival which means that dining can now be booked for most of the free dining dates. Have We Travelers Three book your dining reservations by purchasing one of our Customized Itinerary Plans or Magical Meal Plans as soon as you are able. The free dining promotion has a serious impact on the number of available dining reservations and some restaurants will fully book very early.

In addition to the free dining promotions, you can receive vacation planning help for an additional fee when you book your Disney vacation through We Travelers Three. We will provide a Customized daily itinerary, help with dining reservations, and a  subscription to Disney+ Newsletter to help you with Disney World Theme Park touring plans that keep you ahead of the crowds and out of the long lines.

Click here to book your vacation with free dining today

Please let me know if you have any questions about the above information – I’m here to help.

Full Ride-Through: Take A Trip Aboard Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Walt Disney World’s newest roller coaster is opening in the Magic Kingdom later this spring, but you can ride it right now in this first-person POV video released by the company on Wednesday.

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train features new audio animatronic characters that use computer graphics to give them a full range of facial expressions.

A video released by the company on Tuesday shows the effect up close.

The new coaster is being billed as a family ride with a height requirement of just 38 inches, or just a tad higher than the 35-inch requirement for the Barnstormer, the park’s “kiddie” coaster.

Construction Walls Come Down at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train achieved another milestone overnight last night, when Walt Disney Imagineering removed the final construction walls from around the attraction.

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These are the first photos  that offer a look at what the entrance will look like, including both the Standby and FastPass entrances.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is scheduled to open later this spring. Stay tuned for more news and updates on the attraction.

New “Feel The Force” Premium Package Available During Star Wars Weekends

dtnemail-Star_Wars_Weekends-d7127You can take your Star Wars Weekends experience to a whole new galaxy with the new Feel the Force Premium Package at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.

This special experience provides access to reserved viewing areas for two popular Star Wars Weekends spectaculars – the Legends of the Force: Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade and the Symphony in the Stars fireworks.

During the day, the motorcade viewing area includes beverages and snacks. And when the stars come out, the fireworks viewing area features a Star Wars-themed dessert party.

Plus, the force will be with you always when you receive a special souvenir Disney PhotoPass card, which includes complimentary Star Wars photos, that you can link to your Disney account.

The Feel the Force Premium Package occurs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Star Wars Weekends, May 16-June 15, 2014. The price is $54 for adults and $32 for children (tax and gratuity included). Book today by contacting We Travelers Three.

Disney FastPass+ Service Enhancements at Walt Disney World Resort

PrintWith MyMagic+ you can reserve access to select attractions and entertainment experiences before you even leave home and modify on-the-go with Disney FastPass+ service. And best of all, it’s included with your Theme Park admission.

Today we are excited to share that starting on Monday, April 28, 2014, all Walt Disney World® Resort Guests will be able to make additional FastPass+ selections at in-park kiosks after they have redeemed their original (up to three) selections.

Guests will be able to make one additional selection at a time, based on availability. After they redeem that additional selection, they can go to a FastPass+ kiosk to make another selection, and so on. (The additional FastPass+ selections must be made at a kiosk only.)
Guests will be able to make their additional selection(s) for an experience at which they already redeemed a FastPass+ selection earlier that day.

Guests with valid park-hopping privileges will be able to make their additional selection(s) at another park. Those selections must be made at a kiosk in the park where the desired experience is located.
Stay tuned to We Travelers Three for more MyMagic+ information.

Valid Theme Park admission required. Disney FastPass+ attractions and entertainment experiences, the number of selections Guests can make and available arrivals are limited.

The Wilderness Must Be Explored!

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Wilderness Explorers Base Camp

In 2013, the amazing folks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park opened a new interactive experience for guests of all ages, The Wilderness Explorers!

Just like in the Disney•Pixar film, Up, young Wilderness Explorers  can complete challenges to earn badge stickers for their Wilderness Explorer Handbook – there’s 30 different challenges in all. Each hands-on activity teaches kids something new about the wild animals and wild places inside the Park, including:

  • Veterinary Badge – Help diagnose a sea turtle’s health issue
  • Dinosaur Badge – Join in the exploration for dinosaur fossils
  • Animal Find Badge – Check off each of the animals you see
  • Music Badge – Learn how to play an African drum pattern
  • Yeti Badge – Find Yeti artifacts and hear about the folklore

Participation is included in Park admission and timing for the experience depends on how many badge challenges you wish to complete.

I was lucky enough in August of 2013 to be able to experience it for myself.  I had a fabulous time!

To get started I grabbed a field guide from headquarters—located on the bridge between the Oasis and Discovery Island—or drop by Wilderness Explorer stops in Africa, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Asia and Dinoland U.S.A. to pick one up there.

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My first task was to learn the Wilderness Explorer call…

Next I headed toward the Expedition Everest challenge.  On my way to to attraction I came across a Wilderness Explorer Wildlife Field Station.

Here I was able to earn my Animal Call badge by identifying specific calls.

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Then it was on to Everest.  My Wilderness Explorer handbook instructed me to set a telescope to a certain elevation and record my findings.  If my finding were correct I earned my badge.

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I had so much fun wandering around Animal Kingdom looking for WE outposts and earning my badges.  Not only saws it fun but it was also educational.  In order to get my Yeti badge I had to ask the cast member near the outpost to share stories from his native land about the Yeti.  It was fascinating.

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Learning about Dinosaur bones.

It was such a fun day and such a great way to see and experience Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

I highly recommend it.  By the way, don’t forget to stop by and meet Russell and Dug!

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