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DVC Hurricane Policy *UPDATE*

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 20:59
Disney Vacation Club Hurricane Policy Statement

From June 1st to November 30th, in the event a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area, Vero Beach area, Hilton Head Island, Oahu or for the Member's place of residence within 7 days before the scheduled arrival date, the Member may call Member Services prior to check-in to cancel or reschedule, based upon availability, their Disney Vacation Club Resort reservation without any cancellation or modification penalty.

Note: This policy pertains to hurricane warnings only. Other weather advisory levels are handled on a case by case basis and Members should contact Member Services.
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DVC Hurricane Policy

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 20:59
Disney Vacation Club Hurricane Policy Statement

From June 1st to November 30th, in the event a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area, Vero Beach area, Hilton Head Island, Oahu or for the Member's place of residence within 7 days before the scheduled arrival date, the Member may call Member Services prior to check-in to cancel or reschedule, based upon availability, their Disney Vacation Club Resort reservation without any cancellation or modification penalty.

Note: This policy pertains to hurricane warnings only. Other weather advisory levels are handled on a case by case basis and Members should contact Member Services.
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DVC Hurricane Policy

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 20:59
Disney Vacation Club Hurricane Policy Statement

From June 1st to November 30th, in the event a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area, Vero Beach area, Hilton Head Island, Oahu or for the Member's place of residence within 7 days before the scheduled arrival date, the Member may call Member Services prior to check-in to cancel or reschedule, based upon availability, their Disney Vacation Club Resort reservation without any cancellation or modification penalty.

Note: This policy pertains to hurricane warnings only. Other weather advisory levels are handled on a case by case basis and Members should contact Member Services.
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Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Returns Nov. 10, 2017-Jan. 7, 2018, with Popular Festival of Holidays and ‘World of Color – Season of Light

disneylandnews.com/ - Tue, 2017-09-05 18:59
 Holiday Merriment Also Features ‘A Christmas Fantasy’ Parade, Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle, ‘it’s a small world’ Holiday, and  ‘Believe … in Holiday Magic’ Fireworks Spectacular

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2017) – The Happiest Place on Earth gets merrier once again when Holidays at the Disneyland Resort returns Nov. 10, 2017, through Jan. 7, 2018. This festive season includes the return of favorite holiday experiences, including Festival of Holidays, “World of Color – Season of Light,” and the “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular.

Guests plan their seasonal visits year after year to experience beloved Holiday traditions, from snowfall on Main Street U.S.A., to glistening décor, Disney-themed treats, holiday entertainment and the one-of-a-kind transformations that create “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday.

At Disney California Adventure Park

  • The nighttime spectacular, “World of Color – Season of Light” celebrates the warm and heartfelt spirit of the holidays as it illuminates Paradise Bay with a sparkling winter fantasy combining classic holiday songs with memorable moments from treasured Disney animated films.
  • Festival of Holidays” brings the spirit of the season to life through delicious food and special entertainment, including the popular “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” A new twist to this celebration presents the popular Festive Foods Marketplace with a mix of holiday comfort dishes that bridge many diverse cultures and family traditions.
  • Santa Claus, with a sleigh full of mischievous elves, appears at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, where guests of all ages will join the festive fun with a series of holiday-themed activities along the trail.
  • For the residents of Cars Land, holiday decorating begins with the whimsical “Snowcar” that greets guests on the road to Radiator Springs. Each address along Route 66 – Flo’s V-8 Café, Fillmore’s, Cozy Cone Motel, Luigi’s Casa della Tires and more – also gets a holiday makeover that reflects the personality of its “Cars” character resident.
  • “a bug’s land” transforms for the holidays, too, as Flik and his bug friends deck their land with oversized lights and ornaments.
  • A dazzling, 50-foot Christmas tree adorns Carthay Circle along Buena Vista Street. The tree and surrounding buildings, inspired by Los Angeles as it appeared when Walt Disney arrived in the 1920s, are decorated with vintage-style ornaments.

At Disneyland Park

  • Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle returns with magical nighttime snowfall moments that conclude with “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks and its stirring snowfall finale.
  • Guests will be enchanted by the soaring Christmas tree in Town Square, Main Street, U.S.A. It’s 60 feet tall and filled with nearly 1,800 ornaments. This festive backdrop is a popular location for holiday photos.
  • Disney characters celebrate the season in “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, a daily procession with floats, music, marching “tin soldiers” and holiday cheer. Santa, who makes a jolly appearance in the parade, also will be found welcoming guests at his special location in Critter Country.
  • Disneyland guests definitely will want to experience the popular seasonal transformations of these park attractions:
    • “it’s a small world” becomes “it’s a small world” Holiday with children around the world enjoying the distinctive holiday traditions of their countries.
    • Haunted Mansion becomes Haunted Mansion Holiday,* with Jack Skellington and his friends from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” causing a collision between Christmas and Halloween.

The Downtown Disney shopping, dining and entertainment district and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort join in the holiday festivities with twinkling lights and ornaments, holiday displays, special entertainment and holiday dining with themed menus.

*Haunted Mansion Holiday is inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

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About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

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Disney Springs

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 18:05
We'll be there in November and for our first night decided to go to Disney Springs and grab dinner. Looking for a decent restaurant that you don't need reservations at. Any thoughts? :mickey:
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Disney Springs

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 18:05
We'll be there in November and for our first night decided to go to Disney Springs and grab dinner. Looking for a decent restaurant that you don't need reservations at. Any thoughts? :mickey:
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How soon can you reserve rooms?

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 17:14
It's been nine years since we were last at WDW, and so much has changed! I feel like I'm learning all over again.

How far out do they allow reservations? I tried going to Disney's WDW website, but I'm having trouble finding rates. I know it's too soon to book over a year from now when we would be going, but I've been looking every once in a while for the past few months and there was never any rooms available at the same time this year to get an idea of what to expect for next year.

Are they really that booked up or is there a length of time that is optimal to look?
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How soon can you reserve rooms?

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 17:14
It's been nine years since we were last at WDW, and so much has changed! I feel like I'm learning all over again.

How far out do they allow reservations? I tried going to Disney's WDW website, but I'm having trouble finding rates. I know it's too soon to book over a year from now when we would be going, but I've been looking every once in a while for the past few months and there was never any rooms available at the same time this year to get an idea of what to expect for next year.

Are they really that booked up or is there a length of time that is optimal to look?
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To park hop or not?

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 15:34
So, we have not had a trip with park hopping since it was added as an extra cost to tickets. With usually having little ones and staying off-site at wyndsor bonnet creek, we never felt tied down with one park per day. But, this trip we are staying at the contemporary BLT. I am trying to plan our dining reservations for tomorrow and am struggling with what parks to do in the evenings if we park hop. I feel like being on-site we have more freedom to go to different places. Or will we end up feeling like all we are doing is riding buses? Do you normally plan your evening park if you park hop or do you see what everyone feels like? Do you plan a nighttime show at a different park than the one you were at in the morning? I don't want to be completely locked down, but my kids are little (8,6,2) and will go wherever I say we are going.
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To park hop or not?

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 15:34
So, we have not had a trip with park hopping since it was added as an extra cost to tickets. With usually having little ones and staying off-site at wyndsor bonnet creek, we never felt tied down with one park per day. But, this trip we are staying at the contemporary BLT. I am trying to plan our dining reservations for tomorrow and am struggling with what parks to do in the evenings if we park hop. I feel like being on-site we have more freedom to go to different places. Or will we end up feeling like all we are doing is riding buses? Do you normally plan your evening park if you park hop or do you see what everyone feels like? Do you plan a nighttime show at a different park than the one you were at in the morning? I don't want to be completely locked down, but my kids are little (8,6,2) and will go wherever I say we are going.
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New Vs Old Magic Band

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 14:48
Does anyone know if there are any differences in the capabilities of the two types of magic bands? I have a limited edition in the old style that is my favorite to wear, but I also have a few sets of the new ones and I just wondered if there were any advantages to the new style over the old as far as features?
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New Vs Old Magic Band

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 14:48
Does anyone know if there are any differences in the capabilities of the two types of magic bands? I have a limited edition in the old style that is my favorite to wear, but I also have a few sets of the new ones and I just wondered if there were any advantages to the new style over the old as far as features?
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Hurricane Irma

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 14:28
so of course we arrive Saturday just in time for a possible hurricane to hit the state of Fla. anyone ever been to WDW during one? I read last year they ran out of food at the resorts even. we are staying at Beach Club & aren't afraid of some wind & rain so hopefully it's minimal in central fla
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Another FP question

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 13:45
So, I finished booking fast passes and managed to get everything I wanted.

Now, just one more question. Since November Rivers of Light Dining Packages are STILL not available (any ideas why??) I booked a FP for the show. My question is, I know that once you use your 3 FP for the day... you can book more. So, since I used a FP for the night time show, does that mean I'll only be able to have 3 FP for the entire day??
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Another FP question

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 13:45
So, I finished booking fast passes and managed to get everything I wanted.

Now, just one more question. Since November Rivers of Light Dining Packages are STILL not available (any ideas why??) I booked a FP for the show. My question is, I know that once you use your 3 FP for the day... you can book more. So, since I used a FP for the night time show, does that mean I'll only be able to have 3 FP for the entire day??
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Hurricane Irma

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 13:38
I have a trip scheduled this Fri 9/8 - Mon 9/11 and am monitoring the hurricane. Anyone else with trips planned getting concerned? We're booked at the Boardwalk. It's my understanding we can cancel with no penalty only if a hurricane warning is issued for Orlando, so we're just taking a wait and see approach...
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Hurricane Irma

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 13:38
I have a trip scheduled this Fri 9/8 - Mon 9/11 and am monitoring the hurricane. Anyone else with trips planned getting concerned? We're booked at the Boardwalk. It's my understanding we can cancel with no penalty only if a hurricane warning is issued for Orlando, so we're just taking a wait and see approach...
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New animated Star Wars clips feature BB-8, Chewbacca, and the porgs

TheDisneyBlog.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 11:51

Over Labor Day weekend the official Star Wars YouTube account dropped three animated shorts they called “Star Wars blips.” These cartoons capture the fun Charlie Chaplin personality of the fan favorite droid BB-8, the celebrity status of R2-D2, and introduce the porgs, a dark side BB droid named BB-9E, and...

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Haunted Mansion restaurant?

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 09:47
I was reading about a rumor that WDW is going to build a haunted mansion themed restaurant. Has anyone heard anything about this?
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Haunted Mansion restaurant?

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-05 09:47
I was reading about a rumor that WDW is going to build a haunted mansion themed restaurant. Has anyone heard anything about this?
Categories: Disney Blogs