Are you interested in visiting Walt Disney World and the new Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park? You can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights May 28-Aug. 31, 2017 when they book March 27-July 14, 2017.
Pandora – The World of Avatar opens on May 27, 2017 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. You will have the opportunity to visit this new area and visit those classic favorites at the other three parks at Walt Disney World.
For a limited time, May 27-July 4, 2017, Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can explore Pandora – The World of Avatar beyond regular Park hours.
Nightly Extra Magic Hours will take place from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. only in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. This offering will provide Guests with an additional opportunity to enjoy everything Pandora – The World of Avatar has to offer – including navigating a mystical river, flying on a back of a banshee and walking under floating mountains. Please note valid Theme Park admission and a Resort ID are required.
Booking Window: March 27-July 14, 2017
Travel Window: May 28-Aug. 31, 2017
One of our favorite FREE things to do at Walt Disney World is to take a ride on one of the many boats. Disney does an excellent job in transporting it’s guests all around the Walt Disney World Resort. In addition to the boats, you can also use buses or the monorail. There are rumors that a gondola system is also being added to connect several Disney hotels, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Currently, there are several areas where you can utilize the free boat transportation:
- Ferry Boats connect the Transportation and Ticket Center to Magic Kingdom. The ferries begin operating 30 minutes prior to park opening including Extra Magic Hours. They operate until 1.5 hours after park closing, including Extra Magic Hours.
- Boat Launchers and Cruisers are used to transport guests from The Polynesian Resort, Grand Floridian Resort, Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness to Magic Kingdom.
- Friendship Boats carry guests from Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios to the Dolphin and Swan Resort, Beach ad Yacht Club, and the Boardwalk.
- Sassagoula River Cruise is a beautiful ride carrying guests from Disney Springs to Port Orleans, Saratoga Springs, and Old Key West. There is also boat transportation between Disney Springs West Side, Marketplace, and the Landing.
The Fox and the Hound was next on our 2016 Disney Movie Resolution. We sat down and had a great Family Movie Night at the end of June. This movie was released on July 10, 1981. I’m pretty sure anyone who saw this movie in the 80s named their new puppy Copper. I always wanted a hound dog named Copper because of this movie and I’m still waiting!
In the movie Widow Tweed has a photo of Tod with his birthday cake when he was younger. This was the inspiration for our snack. While I would have loved to make a cake with “Happy Birthday Tod” on it, I ran out of time… cupcakes were so much easier!
Moose Toys has come out with a brand new line of Disney toys that I’m sure fans of the app “Crossy Road” will love. These toys were released a few weeks ago and are being released in US stores today.
We were sent samples of the 8 bit style mini figures, single pack blind boxes, and 6 inch plush. Both of my younger boys are crazy about both Minecraft and Disney. Having Crossy Road on their iPads combines their love for both. Having these mini figures makes playing with their Minecraft toys more enjoyable.
These mini figures are roughly an inch tall and if they can’t stand on their own, they come with a small clear plastic base that holds them up. There are 4 different categories you can collect right now from Series 1: Mickey and Friends, Big Hero 6, Toy Story, and The Lion King. There are over 40 to collect. Each box comes with a collector’s guide where you can check off which characters you have received.
We all loved adding these Disney Crossy Road toys to our collections. I kept the Mickey and Minnie plush for myself and let the boys have the other mini figures. We are excited about finding these in the stores and adding to our collection. You will be able to find these at Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Toys R Us.