Disney Adds Premium Package to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

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Following Walt Disney World’s growing trend of adding premium experiences to nearly every Walt Disney World event, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will debut “Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle” this year.

For an additional $99 per person, on top of the ticket for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, guests will get to experience a character hosted dessert party inside Cinderella’s Royal Table, along with preferred viewing for Boo-to-You parade and HalloWishes fireworks.

To make a reservation, please call (407) 939-5262

Here are the full details from Disney.com.

Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle

Join Lady Tremaine and her villainous friends at the witching hour for the season’s most decadent dessert party. Taking place during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party, it’s the Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle!

Set within the majestic halls of Cinderella’s Royal Table, don’t miss your chance to meet a menagerie of malevolent special guests—all while you indulge in devilish desserts and wicked entertainment.

As the evening continues, follow fellow Guests to the dining room, where the surroundings have transformed into an upscale, villainous atmosphere. Inside, enjoy the eerie entertainment as a piano player provides live music, accompanied by a few haunting solos from Lady Tremaine herself.

By purchasing a ticket to both Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle, you’ll receive preferred viewing for the 8:15 performance of Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade, as well preferred viewing for the Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular.

Plus, you’ll be treated to the Dessert Soiree at Cinderella’s Table—a delightful affair where you can feast your senses on Lady Tremaine’s eerie musical talents, over-the-top desserts and specialty non-alcoholic beverages. You’ll even receive an autograph card and a souvenir Maleficent dragon cup!

Admission

Admission to the Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle is available for $99 per person, plus tax (gratuity included).
Please be aware that admission to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is required and is not included in the price.
In addition, be aware that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a special ticketed event and is not included with admission to Magic Kingdom park.

Reservations

Online booking is not available for the Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle. To make a reservation, please call (407) 939-5262. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

Reservations are highly recommended for the Dessert Soiree at Cinderella’s Royal Table, taking place at both 10:15 PM and 11:45 PM on September 1, 9 and 12, 2014; and at 10:15 PM only on September 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28 and October 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30 and 31, 2014.

Check-In

To check in for the event, visit the Will Call booth outside the main entrance of Magic Kingdom park from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Starting at 7:30 PM, you may check in at the parade and fireworks viewing area in the central plaza by the Castle Forecourt Stage.

Once you have checked in, you’ll receive a wristband identification, which must be presented to enter the preferred viewing areas and Cinderella’s Royal Table.

If you choose not to participate in the preferred parade or fireworks viewing, you can check in at Cinderella’s Royal Table at your designated seating time.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios to host Muppets Most Wanted Signing with Matt Vogel

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be hosting a special appearance and signing with Matt Vogel on Monday August 25th.

Matt Vogel is one of the principal Muppet performer.  He most recently played Constantine in Muppets Most Wanted.

Matt will be at Stage 1 Company Store for a special appearance and signing of the Muppets Most Wanted Blu-Ray and DVD from 4 – 5 PM.

Enhancements and More Villains Coming to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

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Fall is one of the best times of the year at Walt Disney World Resort. The weather starts to change (at least a little bit), autumn décor makes Main Street, U.S.A. even more inviting, and it’s time once again to get dressed up for trick-or-treating during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park.

This year, the Disney villains are stepping out like never before during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, featuring new and enhanced experiences.

The popular “Villains Mix & Mingle – Live on Stage” returns to the Castle Forecourt Stage several times each night, with an unforgettable performance by beloved baddies from Disney films. Throughout the evening, guests interested in meeting their favorite Disney villains will now encounter them at locations around the park. Look for Jafar in Adventureland and the Queen of Hearts near Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland, while Lotso lurks near Buzz Lightyear in Tomorrowland.

At Princess Fairytale Hall, guests can choose between visiting Anna and Elsa or dropping in to see Snow White and Aurora, but be warned! The Queen and Maleficent are crashing this princess party, joining Snow White and Aurora for the night.

Another all-new feature of this year’s event, Club Villain, takes over The Diamond Horseshoe in Liberty Square with a wicked atmosphere, lively music, glowing décor, and appearances by Cruella De Vil, Dr. Facilier, Anastasia, Drizella, Lady Tremaine, and more!

Disney is also introducing enhancements to Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade, including the expansion of thePhineas and Ferb Creepa Crew pre-parade interactive experience to more of the parade route and the first-ever appearance of Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope in the parade.

Of course, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party also features treat trails with candy galore, the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball in Tomorrowland, appearances by Jack and Sally from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the ride of the Headless Horseman, and “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks.

For 2014, this separately ticketed event has expanded to 26 nights, from opening day September 1 through Halloween night, October 31.

Walt Disney World Monorail System to Operate on Revised Schedule

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The Walt Disney World Monorail system will be operating on a new schedule most of September as work continues on the automation system installation.

The following schedule will be in place September 1 – 26, 2014.

  • Magic Kingdom Resort beam – 8:30am to 11pm (midnight on special event nights)
  • Magic Kingdom Express beam – 9:30am to 1 hour following the Magic Kingdom fireworks
  • Epcot beam – 9am to 11pm

September 5th and 6th will have a 2 AM closing of the Magic Kingdom Resort and the Express Monorail beams in order to accommodate Night of Joy guests.

As always, watercraft and bus services will be made available outside of the operating hours.

Mickey’s Philharmagic Refurbishment Extended

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The refurbishment of Mickey’s PhilharMagic has been extended by just over a week.

The Magic Kingdom attraction’s refurbishment is scheduled to begin on September 8. The refurbishment will now end on September 27th and will reopen to guests on September 28th. The refurbishment was originally scheduled to be completed on September 19.

Disney Officially Announces Changes to Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It! Street Party

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Disney announced that changes are coming to the “Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It! Street Party” at the Magic Kingdom.

The first change is that the party is getting a new name.  The street party will now be known as the “Move It, Shake It, Dance and Play It” Street Party. This new version will feature Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy along with Stitch and Phineas & Ferb. New music will include a medley of remixed classic party songs, with guests voting for one of three current hits during the finale “Play It!” part of the show.  The street party will continue to feature stilt walkers, as well as dancers to keep the energy pumping.

Disney did not announce a specific opening date, but did give a fall opening of the new street party. Until then, the existing Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It! Street Party will continue daily.

Festival of the Masters Cancelled for 2014 at Downtown Disney

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Walt Disney World’s annual Festival of the Masters event at Downtown Disney has been cancelled for this year.  Nothing has been decided about a return in future years.

Disney has determined that it will not be possible to host the show because of the large amount of construction and parking restrictions currently underway as part of the Disney Springs redevelopment.

The annual event hosted hundreds of award winning artists in an exhibition and art marketplace every November.  Recently the festival has been expanded to include food and drink offerings.

Walt Disney Imagineers Release Video on the Backstory Behind Disney Springs

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The Disney Parks Blog released a new video giving us a glimpse of Disney Springs and more information about the new unifying backstory.

In a video one of the Executive Creative Directors on Disney Springs, WDI’s Theron Skees explains the area’s backstory –

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The first “neighborhood” in Disney Springs – the opening of The Landing – is set for 2015. Construction on Disney Springs will continue into 2016.

Elsa & Anna Boutique and other Transformations Coming to Disneyland Resort

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Disneyland is thrilled to announce the introduction of the newest location to the Downtown Disney District, Elsa & Anna’s Boutique. Currently home to Studio Disney 365, this location will undergo a transformation starting August 25, and will re-open in mid-September. I’ll be back soon with details on the new transformations, inspired by beloved characters like Anna, Elsa and Olaf, as well as details on some of the product offerings that will be available. In the meantime, here’s a look at the art for the logo that will grace this “cool” new location.

Here are a few other things to prepare your crew for if you are planning to visit the Disneyland Resort this Halloween. Set sail in the direction of Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree from September 12 through October 31! Here, a world of themed offerings await you, including special Halloween entertainment and activities, pumpkin carvers, yummy treats and the return of The Pirates League. Recruits three and older can chart their own course, choosing from a selection of pirate-inspired looks that are both swashbuckling and spooky.

Now, Halloween Time wouldn’t be same without a little help from our Fairy Godmother, or in our case our Fairy Godmothers-in-Training at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Keeping with their simply sweet tradition, we welcome back the Halloween Minnie Mouse-inspired transformation through October 31. Just a quick reminder, transformations at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Fantasyland at Disneyland park are only for our younger fans, ages 3 – 12 years. Quick Tip: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will offer extended operating hours on Mickey’s Halloween Party nights for any Trick-or-Treaters in need of a royal transformation.

So if you are planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort to take part in some of these festive Halloween Time experiences through October 31, or if you can’t wait to check out the newly-transformed Elsa & Anna’s Boutique and take part in new experiences they will have to offer, call 714-781-STYLE (7895).

For those of you planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort this Fall, be sure to make your appointments forBibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Magic Kingdom park or World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney Marketplace, as Halloween packages will go fast. If you ‘arrgh’ hoping to take part in The Pirates League at Magic Kingdom park, chart your course now. Call 407-WDW-STYLE (7895) today!

Reminder: Separate theme park admission is required for transformations venues located inside Disney Theme Parks.

Your Favorite Disney Channel Characters Make a Comeback

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend?

Well, dig up your old puka shell necklace and bust out your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and download WATCH Disney Channel. The service is launching Disney Replay, which will bring back 10 episodes from the first seasons of some of your favorite, long-lost Disney Channel shows: Even StevensLilo & Stitch: The SeriesKim PossibleThat’s So Raven, and Cory in the House.

Here are the five characters we can’t wait to see again:

Louis Stevens (Even Stevens
With his messy hair and hilarious hijinks, Louis Stevens was the character we secretly wanted to be best friends with in Even Stevens.

Dr. Jumba (Lilo & Stitch: The Series)
This former evil scientist eventually made his way into our hearts—especially because he was the mastermind behind Experiment 626, aka Stitch. Doesn’t he look really, really huggable?

Rufus (Kim Possible)
This pink, adorable, naked mole rat was the best (and cutest!) Disney Channel sidekick ever!

Raven (That’s So Raven)
The multi-talented Raven could sing, design… and see the future. Doesn’t she sound like the perfect teenager?

Cory (Cory in the House)
Cory’s address was pretty spectacular—1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. Who wouldn’t want to pay him a visit and taste his dad’s scrumptious food?

To join this throwback extravaganza, visit WATCHDisneyChannel.com. All 50 episodes are available now through September 30.