The Disney Scoop, Issue #031– Disney Discounts, News, Tips, and more….
March 01, 2011
Hello Everyone!Yay!! Spring is almost here! It has been such a cold and long winter and the boys and I are ready for some outdoor sports, sun, and fun!

This is also a very busy time for Disney lovers! Many people are now planning their summer vacations. If you will be going to Disney World this summer, I hope you have already made your dining reservations, If not, I’d advise you to finalize your choices and make those reservations as soon as possible.

For those traveling to Disney World in September, your 180 day window is now open (or soon will be depending on your arrival day). For those going in October 2011, your 180 day point is quickly approaching! Get ready to make all of your dining reservations and set your alarm for 7:00 am eastern time on your reservation day! Or you can use the online system at It is soooo easy to use that online system. I love it!

I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to all those who made a donation to the website in the past couple of months, especially Trey and his family from Arizona. If you have found our website to be helpful in planning your trip, please consider making a contribution. Remember, your donations help defray the costs associated with creating and maintaining the site. Thanks again.

Lastly, if you haven’t already, I suggest that you check out the Disney vacation planning spreadsheet. It is a simple spreadsheet that makes planning out your Disney days super easy! Read more about the spreadsheet.

In this month’s Disney Scoop

  • Disney World News
    • Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
    • Plan a Magical Vacation on Facebook
    • FastPass to meet Mickey!
    • Disney Junior – Live on Stage!
    • ** Start your own web business! **
    • Discounted Tickets
  • Disney World Discounts and Specials
  • Tip of the Month
  • What’s New on the Site

As always, if you have any feedback or questions, please send me a note.


Okay, on with the news!

Disney World News

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 

The 2011 International Flower and Garden Festival at Disney World’s Epcot will take place from March 2nd to May 15th.

Read more about the Flower and Garden Festival

Plan a Magical Vacation on Facebook 

If you use Facebook and you’d like to become a fan, leave a note, comment, request info, ask a question, or even start a discussion, please join us!

FastPass to meet Mickey!

Well, I’m sure you’ve all heard that Toontown in the Magic Kingdom has closed. But, you can still meet Mickey Mouse in person, and may not have to wait so long on line to do so!! This spring, guests will be able to use the FastPass system for a meet and greet opportunity with Mickey. This FastPass will work just like a regular FastPass. This is the first time the system has been used for this purpose.

Disney Junior – Live on Stage! 

Playhouse Disney is now called Disney Junior. So far, Disney Junior is a complete and total hit in my house. My little guy cannot get enough of Jake and the Neverland Pirates! In fact he is playing an online game featuring them right now!!

Anyway, naturally, it makes sense that the live stage shows at Hollywood Studios would reflect this change.

The new Disney Junior – Live on Stage! show debuts on March 4th at the Studios. Jake and the Neverland Pirates will replace the Pooh portion of the show.


More Info:


Disney World Specials
Check the Discounts page for up-to-date Disney specials and discount codes.

Kids Stay and Play Free!


Tip of the Month
Toy Story mania

This month’s tip comes directly from one of your fellow “Scoopers”! Thanks to Patrick C. for this great tip.
In order to ride Toy Story Mania, you will need to get to Disney Studios before they open. Head straight to the attraction and grab a Fast Pass. Then get in stand-by line. This way you can ride it twice, maybe 3 times. This attraction is very hard to get on once the park opens! !

Be sure to visit the Tips sections for more great ideas!

What’s New

 If you have a Disney or vacation-related idea that you wish to share with all of us, or if there is some topic you would like more info about, please contact me!


Until Next Time…
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.

Enjoy planning your magical Disney World Vacation!
Best regards,

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