|The Disney Scoop, Issue #018– Disney Discounts, News, Tips, and more….
May 01, 2009
|Hello Everyone!Birthdays, baseball, banged heads and broken bones! (Don’t even ask!) Another busy month is over for our household! Thank Goodness! If possible, I’d like a little less excitement for the month of May…but it never slows down around here! On the Disney front, there have been some exciting news announcements and additions at Disney World this month – and that’s always better than the cutbacks and negative changes we’ve been seeing lately!
But before we get to the news, I have a couple of housekeeping items. First, just a quick reminder to anybody traveling to Disney World in August. Your 90 day window is quickly approaching! Prepare to make all of your dining reservations and set your alarm for 7:00 am eastern time on your reservation day! For those going before then, hopefully you have already made all of your desired reservations.
I have recently created a Facebook page for Plan-a-magical-Vacation.com. I’m not really sure what I’ll be using it for – haven’t figured it all out yet! But if you’d like to become a fan, leave a note, or even start a discussion, go to Plan a Magical Vacation on Facebook.
If you are in the early stages of planning your trip, or don’t even know where to begin, I suggest you start with the Disney Vacation Plan Step by Step Guide.
2009 Holiday Party Tickets go on sale May 1 (TODAY!)
September 4, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 October 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, and 31.
November 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 29
December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 18
Changes to Extra Magic Hours
Changes have been made to the morning Extra Magic Hours (EMH) for the Magic Kingdom. On April 23, 2009, the EMH attraction list has been modified. Please see the Extra Magic Hours page for the updated list.
Join the Pirate’s League!
On June 29, 2009 the Pirate’s League will open in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom. This will be a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique-like experience primarily aimed at boys, but I’m sure there are lots of interested Pirate Princesses as well. Pirate guests can chose from three packages:
Beginning May 11, you can make reservations by calling 407-WDW-CREW.
“Green” Merchandise at Disney World
Disney World shopping has gone “Green”! Environmentally-friendly merchandise can now be found on the shelves of shops across the entire Disney World property.
There are many new products made from a variety of materials. Rubber tires, denim, and currency have been recycled and turned into stationery, notebooks, and pencils. There are T-shirts made from organic cotton, which is cultivated without using any chemicals or pesticides, and jewelry made from bamboo and coconuts. Organic cotton and ‘green’ inks and dyes are also present in new plush toys and gifts. Even misprinted Disney candy bar wrappers are being reused to make purses!
The neatest idea (besides the purse made from candy bar wrappers!) is that the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund pins come on a paper-card that has been embedded with wildflower seeds. The entire card can be planted in the soil. How cool is that!
FREE Disney Dining Plan for General Public!
FREE DINING for Disney VISA card holders!
This month’s tip comes directly from one of your fellow “Scoopers”! Thanks to Barbara for this great tip.
Well, that’s all for this month. Be sure to bookmark or add us to your favorites so you can stay informed of all of the changes.