It has been a year of many ups and downs, missed celebrations, and holidays put on hold, but today we have something to celebrate thanks to the announcement just in!
Disney After Hours BOO BASH
This Halloween season, a special event is brewing at Magic Kingdom Park. Float on over to Disney After Hours BOO BASH for a special three-hour event that begins when the Park closes! It’s going to be a ghostly good time! With party music, decorations and character cavalcades galore, guests young, old and immortal can dress in costume for the occasion and get their fill of Halloween candy, exclusive culinary offerings, spooktacular entertainment, favorite attractions, and more. Disney After Hours BOO BASH runs select nights August 10th through October 31st.
For more information on how to book this new event and/or your next Walt Disney World vacation, reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner today, our services are complimentary!
Walt Disney World Resort has even more reasons to get excited about visiting in May and beyond! Guests will be able to see beloved characters when Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort reintroduces an all-you-care-to-enjoy dinner starring the Fab Five. Over at the Epcot Resort area, Guests will be able to once again enjoy seaside meals when Cape May Cafée at Disney’s Beach Club Resort reopens, and, get their taste buds ready for the re-opening of Tusker House Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
Chef Mickey’s Dinner
Starting May 16, Chef Mickey’s will offer an all-you-care-to-enjoy family-style dinner that will include “no touch” appearances like snapping a selfie or waving hello as Mickey and some of his favorite pals make surprising appearances in each of the dining rooms. Similar to other character dining locations, Guests will take home a souvenir with character signatures and colorful artwork.
Seeing favorite characters isn’t all Guests can look forward to at Chef Mickey’s! The dinner menu will include items for the whole family, like starters of “Chef Mickey’s Caesar,” citrus-poached shrimp salad, and assorted breads; main courses of gnocchi, roasted garlic potato Gratin, plant-based faro wheat fried rice, prime rib, roasted turkey, and salmon; and an assortment of sweets to top off the meal. Little ones can enjoy mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, turkey corn dog nuggets, and more!
Cape May Cafée
If Guests ever dream of escaping to the beach and enjoying all the delicious food of an oceanside town, they’ll be happy that Cape May Cafée at Disney’s Beach Club Resort reopens on May 18! The New England-style restaurant is a perfect location to refuel before and after a day of adventure at Walt Disney World.
Guests returning to Cape May Cafeé will find old favorites and new changes, along with its signature service and quality. The restaurant will serve breakfast and dinner, but Minnie’s Beach Bash Character Breakfast and the Seafood-and-More Dinner Buffet will not return at reopening.
That’s not to say there aren’t plenty of treats in store! The all-you-care-to enjoy family-style breakfast menu will feature popular staples like pastries (including the layered crispy, cream-filled “Lobster Tail”), omelets, and Mickey and Minnie waffles. Highlights from dinner will include house-made Parker House rolls and corn bread, a seafood boil with a variety of fresh seafood, The Turf Platter with steak and chicken, and my personal favorite Lobster mac and cheese.
Bookings for Cape May Cafée and dinnertime at Chef Mickey’s open on May 7.
Tusker House Restaurant
The Guest-favorite character dining location at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Tusker House Restaurant, will reopen this summer! During the modified character experience, Guests will enjoy delicious family-style entrees inspired by the flavors of Africa and can snap photos of Donald Duck and friends, dressed in their safari best as they promenade through the restaurant.
Disney looks forward to welcoming guests back to Cape May Cafeé and for dinnertime at Chef Mickey’s later this month. And they can’t wait for Guests to savor the delicious African-inspired fare at Tusker House Restaurant in the coming months. Stay tuned for more scrumptious details and foodie news in the coming weeks!
For more information on how to book your next Walt Disney World vacation, reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner today, our services are complimentary!
After being able to ride Universal Orlando's newest attraction The Velocicoaster this weekend during an Annual Passholder Preview, it left me thinking how immersive this area of the park really is for those Jurassic Park/World fans. So we spent sometime in this part of Islands of Adventure and came up with five great ways those fans can really live their best Jurassic life!
1. ENJOY THE THEMING
The moment you walk through those iconic "Jurassic Park" gates you are completely immersed in the theming of it all. Surrounded by the jungle, immediately hearing that iconic theme-song, and even witnessing fossil imprints on the ground beneath your feet, you will truly feel you are part of the movie. Make your way through the land all while taking in the sights and sounds of it all.
2. VISIT A RAPTOR
Stop by Raptor Encounter and meet Blue from Jurassic World or their new baby Raptor, Sierra. One of the great perks of visiting this area is that they allow you to safely take off your mask for the photo opportunity as long as you are 6 feet away from the Raptor and it's handler! A little tip for you, make sure to remain calm around Sierra, although she looks cute and harmless, she can really sense your level of fear!
3. PLAY A JURASSIC PARK MIDWAY GAME
Are you competitive? Stop by the carnival type game area in Jurassic Park and test your luck with games such as Dinosaur Dash Up, InGen Egg Nursery, Jurassic Park Animal Control Training Zone with DNA Sequencing and Target Training areas, and Hammond's Hot Shots. Win yourself a cuddly plush creature, toys, and other neat dino-themed prizes to bring back home!
4. HAVE A MEAL
There are a few great Quick Service dining areas that offer a variety of food options. Our personal favorite is Thunder Falls. It is perfect for those of you looking for something a little different than the normal burger and fries. This restaurant offers an array of rotisserie chicken, BBQ ribs, smoked turkey legs, soups, salads, and more. It is also right next door to the Jurassic Park River Adventure. If you do not want to sit inside, you can grab a seat outdoors and watch guests plummet down the 85 foot drop all while enjoying your meal. You can even sip on a glass of wine or your favorite beer here while taking a break from the park crowds.
5. GATHER YOUR COURAGE AND RIDE THE VELOCICOASTER
I would be lying if I told you this ride did not slightly terrify me. But I made a commitment to ride it in the line of duty and boy, am I glad I did! We will keep the information about the coaster spoiler free since it does not officially open until June 10th, 2021 but we can say this, it is one of the fastest tallest launch coasters we have ever ridden before. The story behind the coaster starts in the queue. Film stars Chris Pratt (Owen Grady), Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Daring) and BD Wong (Dr. Henry Wu) reprise their roles on video screens through out your wait on line. Fans of Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum should also keep their eyes peeled for those neat Easter eggs referencing their characters in the queue as well.
While we only stuck with five reasons to visit the Jurassic Park area in Islands of Adventure surely the list of reasons to visit goes on and on. It is also worth mentioning if you have little fans of the Jurassic brand you can even book a Jurassic World Kids Suite at Loews Royal Pacific. When your kids lay down in bed, they'll feel as if they’ve stepped right into their very own gyrosphere ride, maneuvering through the jungle terrain. This would make your vacation a true Jurassic themed adventure
For more information on how to book your next Universal Orlando Resort vacation, reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner today, our services are complimentary!
Many DCL fans have had the chance to enjoy the AquaDuck water coasters on the older Disney Dream and Fantasy ships, but the new water ride called the AquaMouse on the Disney Wish will actually be a combination of fast sections and a lazy river making it completely unique to any of the other DCL ships. In true Disney fashion the AquaMouse has a backstory. Mickey and Minnie Mouse are running an excursion company named “Port Misadventures”. Guests will join Mickey and Minnie Mouse on an undersea excursion to Mermaid Lagoon that inevitably goes awry. All the while you will be watching a new animated short called “Scuba Scramble” that will play throughout your ride on oversized virtual portholes. This brand new water ride promises to be slow and immersive in the beginning, but will end with passing over the top decks, through the funnel and out over the edge of the ship.
Laura Cabo with Disney Imagineering says “The 760 feet of water-filled tubes that is going to take you all around the upper decks, it’s higher than ever before, it’s longer than ever before, it has so many different varieties of moments where you’re pushed up and down and into a lazy river as well. It’s really going to be absolutely fantastic.”
In addition to the AquaMouse families will find many new amazing additions to the Disney Wish such as more pools (including a new Toy Story-themed waterplay district designed especially for families with toddlers and young children), more deck space, and more dining than ever before.
The Disney Wish will sail its maiden voyage on June 9, 2022, followed by a season of three- and four- night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, from Port Canaveral, Fla. Bookings open to the general public on May 27, 2021.
For more information reach out to your Starstuff Travel Planner today!
It is time to celebrate May the 4th Be With You and after having to skip it last year, we are delighted to celebrate it again finally! In true Disney fashion they have some delicious Star Wars themed snacks for you to be on the look out for while you are visiting the parks within the next few days! Pictured above are these two adorable desserts listed below!
Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs
Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney Hollywood Studios
Churro Cart, Anaheim Produce, and Grand Ave. Cart at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
The Trolley Car Cafée, PizzeRizzo, and Backlot Express at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Oasis Canteen, Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge, Sunshine Day Bar at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Let us know in the comments which one of these galactic snacks you are excited to try!
Last week we spent a few blissful days in Turks and Caicos visiting the beautiful Beaches family Resort which is a sister to the Sandals adult properties. Now I could sit here and tell you all about their amazing features for kids, like their 45,000-square-foot water park and their Sesame Street camp, or maybe how Beaches is the first resort company in the world to complete the rigorous IBCCES training and Autism Certification. I could tell you about the most heavenly beach I have ever laid eyes on, Grace Bay, which has been voted Trip Advisors World's Best Beaches with first or second place 19 whole times. BUT......instead of just throwing all of the many facts at you about this breathtaking property I would rather talk about my very own personal experience.
The Turks and Caicos airport is very small and super easy to navigate. You deplane on the tarmac and enter the tiny airport to stand in line, get your temperature checked, and clear immigration. This airport is the perfect airport for families with how compact it is. After gathering your luggage you exit the airport and within moments you are directed to the line for the Beaches Resort transportation. We had no wait for our ride and boarded our transfer immediately. Within minutes we were at the resort and welcomed with a cool towel and a rum punch. We also had our temperatures checked before a staff member quickly checked us in, walked us all the way to our room and went over all of the smallest details he thought we should know about the room as well as the property. We even received a form to fill out requesting which types of liquors we would like placed in our mini bar daily! One of the really great benefits of staying at Beaches is the complimentary Covid 19 test they do for you that the USA requires for your reentry. The testing is done at the nurses station right on property and unlike many other destinations it is free. You receive your scheduled appointment date and time within your welcome packet when you arrive and all you need to do it show up on time.
There are 4 villages on this property, Key West, Italian, Caribbean, and French villages. Each has it's very own charm and many different draws to why you would want to stay in each of them. Since I am focusing on our specific time here, I will tell you some more in-depth info about our time in the Key West village. We were in the Key West Luxury Concierge Room which is the lead in room rate for this village (meaning least expensive). The pros of this room for me was that it was pretty spacious for the lead in room category. I also loved having a large counter space with two sinks in the bathroom area. The king bed was very comfortable and we had a single pull out sleeper chair as well which would be perfect for a family of 3. Another pro is that for those who are working with a budget, this is a great option since you can still utilize the whole entire property and everything on it no matter where you stay. I loved being right next door to the large pool at the Italian Village but I also enjoyed the small quiet pool that was right by our room because the time I was able to enjoy it I had it all to myself! The cons for this room category for me were that there was no bathtub. I take a bath every single night so I always love a good bath tub when we travel. This could also be a potential issue with parents of small children. I am also a sucker for a room with a great view and this room category misses that mark. It is listed as Tropical Garden, which for us meant a view of some of the nearby restaurants and the building across from us. That being said, if you have the ability to be flexible with your budget, Beaches Turks and Caicos offer 44 room categories through out their 4 villages so there is bound to be the perfect room, suite or villa for your family! Below you will find video of our room over in the Key West Village.
KEY WEST LUXURY CONCIERGE ROOM
I did also enjoy the convenience of our room in comparison to where our villages dining was located. We were able to get to breakfast quickly from our room and dinned at both Neptune's and Bayside, we also enjoyed dinner at Sky Lounge which is a rooftop Restaurant. If you do visit Beaches Turks and Caicos I highly recommend dining at Sky one evening around sunset. It is a beautiful experience and the food is tasty as well. We also attended their weekly "Beach Party" celebration in the Caribbean Villages Treasure Beach area. It starts off with a welcome from your favorite Sesame Street characters and hosts many family fun games like limbo and line dancing. We had jerk chicken, french fries and corn on the cob while we were there. Since the portions were somewhat small (but delicious) we headed over to Schooners (also in the Caribbean Village) for a late dinner after the show. I really like that they do not serve huge portions of food because it is fun to be able to dine around and be able to try many different restaurants through out your stay. One of my favorite places that we dined at was Mario's in the Italian Village. The restaurant was very pretty and had one of the best salad bars I have ever seen. But the best part of Mario's was the back of restaurant looked like a castle where you can see some of your favorite Sesame Street characters placed around the area. Ernie hanging from a balcony and Big Bird dressed up in knight's gear just to name a few will get your kiddos excited to dine in this adorable area. But who am I kidding, I was just as excited to dine here as well, we all grew up watching these characters!
We also had lunch at Barefoot By The Sea which is in the Italian Village right by their main pool. At night, it becomes more elegant and they serve a seafood dinner. I missed visiting Bobby Dee's which is a restaurant inspired by a 1950's diner that serves unlimited cotton candy! Since I was here for work I also did not get to utilize nearly enough of the complimentarily amenities Beaches offers their guests like their unlimited scuba and snorkeling or their glass bottom boat ride, but it gives me a reason to visit again another time.
The night before your departure you will receive a notification in your room advising what time to meet in the lobby the next day for your transportation back to the airport. It is usually within 3 hours prior to your flight. You can opt to place your luggage outside your door at 9:00am the morning you are leaving and it will magically appear in your shuttle. They really make it seamless for you to enjoy and relax. I was very thankful to be able to have visited this beautiful property for work but now I am looking forward to be able to head back for a vacation!
If you would like to learn more about this or any Beaches Resort vacation reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner by clicking here!
Trolley Treats, Disney California Adventure Park
Marceline’s Confectionery, Downtown Disney District
Patrick’s Mickey Apple:
Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel, marshmallow ears, enrobed in milk chocolate, colored white chocolate, and a green top hat (available March 10-17)
Pot of Gold Apple:
Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel, dipped in dark chocolate, and embellished with yellow white chocolate and gold candy-coated milk chocolates, rainbow sour belt, and green chocolate shamrock (available March 17)
Shamrock-shaped krispies dipped in green and white chocolate decorated with a yellow Mickey (available March 7-17)
Mint Chocolate Cookie Marshmallow Wand:
Mickey-shaped marshmallow dipped in mint milk chocolate, enrobed in chocolate cookie crumbles, and drizzled with green and white chocolate (available March 10-17)
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express, Downtown Disney District
Mint Chocolate Chip Glazed Beignets:
A sweet blend of chocolate chips and fresh mint with a “touch of the Irish” green sprinkles (available March 15-21)
Downtown Disney District
Uva Bar & Cafe
Corned Beef and Cabbage Burger:
Angus Beef patty resting on a bed of braised cabbage topped with Swiss cheese, sliced corned beef, and whole grain mustard aioli on a brioche bun served with garlic fries (available March 17)
French fries topped with corned beef, Guinness beer cheese, pico de gallo and spicy aioli (available March 17)
Irish Libations (available March 17)
Walt Disney World Resort
Amorette’s Patisserie, Disney Springs
Shamrock Cream Puff with Irish cream mousse and whiskey-caramel sauce (available March 12-20)
Matcha orange creme brulee (available March 12-20)
The Ganachery, Disney Springs
Irish Whiskey Chocolate Squares:
Dark chocolate ganache infused with Irish whiskey (available March 12-20)
Irish Cream Chocolate Ganache Squares, Milk chocolate ganache infused with Irish cream (available March 12-20)
Leprechaun Mickey Piñata:
Chocolate piñata filled with gold-dusted chocolate marshmallows (available March 12-20)
D-Luxe Burger, Disney Springs
Signature-blend beef patty topped with Dubliner cheddar, corned beef, shoestring fried onions, Irish stout barbecue sauce, lettuce, and grilled onions (available March 1-31)
Irish Cream Milkshake:
Vanilla gelato with Irish cream, caramel sauce, toasted marshmallow, and green sprinkles (available March 1-31)
City Works Eatery & Pour House, Disney Springs
Corned Beef Reuben:
Shaved corned beef, Champagne kraut, whiskey mustard, Irish stout onions, Gruyere, marble rye (available March 10-17)
Stout-braised ground beef, peas, carrots, onions, shredded cabbage, potato purée (available March 10-17)
Irish Libations (available March 10-17)
Vivoli il Gelato, Disney Springs
Your choice of gelato, matcha tea, and whipped cream (available through March 31)
Green Velvet Cake Shake: Cake batter gelato, green velvet cake, milk, whipped cream and cannoli filling (available through March 31)
YeSake, Disney Springs
Slush with mint, lemonade, and blue curacao syrup served with whipped cream and peppermint bark topping. Available alcoholic and non-alcoholic (available March 5-31)
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant, Disney Springs
Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival:
Unplugged! Think more acoustic than electric. More intimate than boisterous. The same great live entertainment, with all bands imported from Ireland. The same delicious Irish food and drink. (March 17)
Make sure to reach out to your Starstuff Travel Planner for reservations for this specific restaurant.
Tamu Tamu Refreshments, Isle of Java, and Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks, Animal Kingdom
Irish Coffee with Irish whiskey:
Joffrey’s Coffee, whipped cream, and shamrock sprinkles (available March 12-17)
Creature Comforts, Restaurantosaurus, and Flame Tree Barbecue, Animal Kingdom
Patrick’s Day Cupcake:
Chocolate with mint ganache filling, vanilla frosting, and chocolate shamrock (available March 2-17)
Nomad Lounge, Animal Kingdom
Patrick’s Day Trio:
Madeline rainbow cake, cream liqueur-coffee panna cotta, and vanilla chiffon cake pop with whiskey-caramel ganache (available March 17-20)
Restaurantosaurus, Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Patrick’s Day Reuben Totchos:
Crispy tater tots loaded with nacho cheese, sautéed corned beef, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, and crunchy rye croutons (available March 12-17)
Dino-Bite Snacks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Patrick’s Day Ice Cream Sandwich:
Mint Ice cream between double chocolate-chip cookies rolled in shamrock sprinkles (available March 1-17)
Creature Comforts, Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Tamu Tamu Refreshments, Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Mickey Colossal Cinnamon Roll
Green icing drizzle on Mickey Colossal Cinnamon Roll (available March 17)
Landscape of Flavors, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort AND
Everything Pop Shopping and Dining, Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Luck of the Green:
Chocolate cupcake filled with mint creme topped with vanilla buttercream and shamrock sprinkles (available March 15-18)
Dahlia Lounge, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort AND
Three Bridges Bar & Grill, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Irish cream mousse filled pate a choux with pistachio cream and a chocolate shamrock (available March 17-20)
Gasparilla Island Grill, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Luck of the Irish Coffee Panna Cotta:
Chocolate coffee mousse, Irish cream-Irish whiskey panna cotta, and vanilla cream topped with a shamrock cookie (available Feb. 22- March 17)
Goods to Go, Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Key Lime Tart:
With graham cracker crust, key lime custard, and shamrock garnishes (available March 8-18)
The Artist Palette, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Irish Car Bundt:
Irish stout Bundt cake with Irish cream mousse and Irish whiskey caramel (available March 8-18)
Disney's Vero Beach Resort
Wind & Waves Market, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Shamrock Whoopie Pie:
Green tea cake with gold citrus creme filling (available March 12-20)
Roaring Fork, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Green velvet cupcake with cream cheese icing decorated with Chip ‘N Dale and shamrocks (available March 17)
Beach Club Marketplace, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort AND
The Market at Ale & Compass, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort
Irish Cream Mousse Cupcake:
Chocolate cupcake topped with Irish cream mousse dome and chocolate crisp pearls (available March 10-18)
Last weekend we headed to the Amway Center and watched an Orlando Magic Basketball game. It was the first live sporting event we were lucky enough to attend in a very long time. The Magic is one of a very few teams that are playing with a live audience right now. The Amway Center itself has fun for the entire family with excellent restaurants, special outdoor areas such as a rooftop bar and kid zones for the youngest members of the family (kid zones currently on pause due to pandemic). They are currently operating at around 25% and are doing a great job with safety and health precautions. One of the things I loved was the fact that they are selling their seating in pods of two. This leaves a lot of space around your travel party which in a normal world makes the game that much more enjoyable. You can see from the picture below the spacing in between all of the travel parties in the stadium seating.
To be completely transparent, I am not a sports fan at all but I have to say we had such a great night out that I would definitely visit again. We were staying in the Disney Springs Resort area and took a Lyft so we did not have to rent a car. It only took us 20 minutes to get to the arena from Disney and with tip only cost us around $27.00. The game is a really fun addition to your typical Orlando area vacation and a nice welcome break from spending the night in one of the parks. You don’t have to be a sports fan to enjoy the action of an Orlando Magic basketball game because it’s packed with fun for the whole family! They put on a sensational pregame light and video show, as well as performances from their dance team and STUFF the mascot. See matchups against those popular teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors and more.
The Orlando Magic tickets range anywhere from extremely affordable to VIP pricing. Premium, all-inclusive seating options and private suites are also available. In fact for our Disney obsessed clients, they even have a suite called the Walt Disney World Terrace that is one of the most unique spaces in the Amway Center. It is holds a two-tiered deck that includes a private bar at the top with room to mingle and tables for convenience. The lower tier features a row of seating with some of the best views in the house. It comes with 10 suite tickets, Ledge seats (plus high top tables), and 1 parking pass. Don't be surprised if you find your favorite Disney character inside either!
Your Starstuff Travel Planner can make this fun night out part of your Orlando vacation so make sure to ask your planner for more information today!
Travel takes you on a journey into new experiences that you would have never been exposed to if you had stayed put. It introduces you to different cultures, broadens your mind and provides a fantastic opportunity to learn so many new things. If we learned one thing during the pandemic, it is that we are never promised tomorrow and we need to make everyday count. It was incredibly hard to narrow down just a few of the many reasons we travel, but we selected those reasons that seem most important to us today.
People take celebratory trips for many different reasons. Whether for a graduation, a promotion, honeymoon, babymoon, when you travel to mark an occasion, you create unforgettable memories that are tied forever to those special moments in your life.
Traveling has the ability to take you out of your daily grind and throw you into new surroundings that can reset your body and mind. It also leads to lower cortisol levels, making you feel more calm and content.
Getting caught up in the daily grind can keep us distant from the ones we love. Taking a trip with loved ones can help us enjoy the pleasure of bonding again. Seeing different places together can bolster our relationships and spark those long lost conversations.
TOLO (They're Only Little Once)
We only have about eighteen summers with our children before they fly the coop. Creating those memories while our children are still little is not only imperative for us as parents but also for our children to carry over into their adulthood. Filling those scrapbooks full of family vacation pictures is a right of passage for our kids. We will be happy to pull those old photos out in the future when we are missing those little faces.
Whether you need to escape your job, a break up or just bad weather, travel is the best remedy when you are unhappy or feeling restless. When you travel you are exposing yourself to things you normally don't find yourself surrounded by when you are at home.
So which of these reasons resonates with you? Or is there another reason you love to travel? Regardless of the specifics we know one thing is true.......There is no life without travel!
Walt Disney World is committed to bringing new experiences to all four theme parks and beyond beginning on October 1st, 2021 for their exciting 50th anniversary. As part of Disney's celebration, The Cinderella Castle will also feature a golden bunting and a 50th anniversary crest. This is in addition to the fresh new look it got last year. We think this truly makes the castle feel majestic! Who doesn't love those pastels with some shiny gold overlay?
New permanent lighting will shine across the reflective panels of Spaceship Earth in Epcot, resembling stars in a nighttime sky. This will be ready for the 50th anniversary however it will be sticking around for good afterwards as well and will be considered a defined area of the park.
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will also be decked out in sparkling new outfits for the big celebration. Their wardrobe will be full of "EARidescent" fabric with gold highlights. Disney came up with a new word “EARidescence” to describe what Guests will see when they visit. While this is just a small portion of what to expect this exciting upcoming year, stay tuned and we will keep you informed of all of the breaking news on the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World!
To book your next Walt Disney World vacation, reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner today by clicking here!