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Disney World Events 2020

DISNEY WORLD EVENTS 2020

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There is more going on at Disney than you may expect. There is more to Disney World than just the 4 theme parks and dozens of resorts. The real magic of Disney comes out in their various events they host throughout the year, that will trickle into the parks.

If you are planning an upcoming vacation to Disney, why not arrange it and visit Disney during one of these special events. Do you love food?  Why not come to Disney during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Do you enjoy Christmas? Check out the Christmas Lane at Disney Springs. 

Throughout the year Disney World will have special after hour events at the parks for resort guests, which give guests staying at resorts on property at Disney World early morning access or late evening access to the parks. Which is an excellent perk for guests staying at Disney World 

January 2020

Early Morning Magic Select Dates. Jan: 6, 8, 13, 16, 19, 21, 28, 30. Disney World to reintroduce Early Morning Magic to Fantasyland at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Disney’s After Hours at Magic Kingdom Select Dates: Jan 6, 13, 17, 20, 23, 27, 31. Enjoy late night access to Magic Kingdom between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

Disney After Hours at Animal Kingdom, Select Dates: Jan 9, 16, 22, 30 Enjoy Animal Kingdom and explore the world of Pandora lite up at night between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM

Jan 8-12 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend– This is the first race for 2020. Race weekend activities provide running opportunities for participants of all ages. 

Jan 22-25 Pro Bowl Week. ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex! Will be host to many of the Pro Bowl week activities, however the Pro Bowl game itself is paid over at the Camping World Stadium. 

The AFC and NFC teams will practice at the ESPN complex allowing fans to enjoy the practices. The Pro Bowl Experience will open daily at 10am. Providing a free, interactive fan zone for the entire family.  Check out ESPN Wide World of Sports for more.

Jan 17 -Feb 24 Epcot International Festival of Arts. This special event occurring at Disney’s Epcot celebrates the visual, culinary and performing arts from around the food. Access to this event is included with your ticket to the park, however some of the experience and food options for this event may require a separate ticket for the specific attraction.

February 

Early Morning Magic Select Dates. Feb: 2, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27. Disney World to reintroduce Early Morning Magic to Fantasyland at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Disney’s After Hours at Magic Kingdom Select Dates: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24. Enjoy late night access to Magic Kingdom between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

Disney After Hours at Animal Kingdom, Select Dates: Feb 6, 13, 19, 27. Enjoy Animal Kingdom and explore the world of Pandora lite up at night between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM

Jan 17- Feb 24 Epcot International Festival of Arts. This special event occurring at Disney’s Epcot celebrates the visual, culinary and performing arts from around the food. Access to this event is included with your ticket to the park, however some of the experience and food options for this event may require a separate ticket for the specific attraction.

Feb 20-23 Princess Half Marathon Weekend

March 2020 

Early Morning Magic Select Dates. Mar: 1, 3, 10, 15, 22, 26, 29. Disney World to reintroduce Early Morning Magic to Fantasyland at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Disney’s After Hours at Magic Kingdom Select Dates: Mar: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Enjoy late night access to Magic Kingdom between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

Disney After Hours at Animal Kingdom, Select Dates: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26. Enjoy Animal Kingdom and explore the world of Pandora lite up at night between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM

March 4- June 1 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Another amazing festival held in Epcot, with everything devoted to flowers and gardens. You will be able to explore a large variety of topiary displays, gardens and exhibits, many garden themed events and tours and of course delicious food offerings. 

Mardi Gras Parade Disney Port Orleans. A little known parade secret at Disney World is the Mardi Gras Parade at the Disney Port Orleans Resort. 

April 2020

Disney’s After Hours at Magic Kingdom Select Dates: April: 5, 13, 20, 27. Enjoy late night access to Magic Kingdom between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

Disney After Hours at Animal Kingdom, Select Dates: April: 1, 7, 14, 22. Enjoy Animal Kingdom and explore the world of Pandora lite up at night between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM

March 4- June 1 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Another amazing festival held in Epcot, with everything devoted to flowers and gardens. You will be able to explore a large variety of topiary displays, gardens and exhibits, many garden themed events and tours and of course delicious food offerings.

April 16- 19 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend. The third race weekend day Disney World having a Star Wars theme with activities for runners of all ages. 

Party for the Planet Animal Kingdom. Disney’s Earth Day celebrations. This celebration ecompasses the entire park and guests will not be able to miss it. There are special character appearances, entertainment and photo opportunities.

May 2020

March 4- June 1 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Another amazing festival held in Epcot, with everything devoted to flowers and gardens. You will be able to explore a large variety of topiary displays, gardens and exhibits, many garden themed events and tours and of course delicious food offerings.

Disney After Hours at Animal Kingdom, Select Dates: May: 2, 9, 16, 19, 26. Enjoy Animal Kingdom and explore the world of Pandora lite up at night between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM

June 2020

Disney H20 Glow Nights– Select Nights. Enjoy an evening of glowing entertainment at Typhoon Lagoon, with a glow theme

July

Disney H20 Glow Nights– Select Nights. Enjoy an evening of glowing entertainment at Typhoon Lagoon, with a glow theme

July 3- 4 Independence Day Celebrations. On these evenings Disney World will have special evening spectaculars. The only park that does not have any firework spectaculars during this evening is Animal Kingdom due to the noise. 

August 

Disney H20 Glow Nights– Select Nights. Enjoy an evening of glowing entertainment at Typhoon Lagoon, with a glow theme

September

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Epcot Food and Wine Festival. This annual festival is dedicated to everything food from around the world. The staple of this festival are all the food booths scattered around the world’s showcase offering guests samples of foods from all over the world.

Mickey Not So Scary Halloween. Select Nights. A Mickey themed halloween party at Magic Kingdom. Trick or treat through magic kingdom, while getting your photos taken with your favorite Disney charactors dressed up for Halloween. Finish the night off with a Halloween firework spectacular and a villain themed dance party on the stage at Cinderalla’s Castle

October

Mickey Not So Scary Halloween. Select Nights. A Mickey themed halloween party at Magic Kingdom. Trick or treat through magic kingdom, while getting your photos taken with your favorite Disney charactors dressed up for Halloween. Finish the night off with a Halloween firework spectacular and a villain themed dance party on the stage at Cinderalla’s Castle.

Disney Wine and Dine Marathon. The last Marathon of the year. 

November

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Select Dates. Enjoy Magic Kingdom after the park has closed for a magical Christmas party hosted by Mickey and his gang. Your ticket to this event includes Christmas cookies and hot cocoa, at restaurants throughout Magic Kingdom.

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. Enjoy the wondrous sounds, sights, and taste of the holidays as celebrated by the various countries around the World. This festival is included in your parks admission and features numerous live shows and food tastings around the World’s Showcase.

Candlelight Processional. Come listen to a celebrity narrate the Christmas story in a moving performance which includes a live orchestra and choir.

Orlando Invitational. College Basketball fans, get to enjoy a 12-game pre-season tourament of Division 1 teams around Thanksgiving.

December

Mickey Christmas Party. Select Dates. Enjoy Magic Kingdom after the park has closed for a magical Christmas party hosted by Mickey and his gang. Your ticket to this event includes Christmas cookies and hot cocoa, at restaurants throughout Magic Kingdom.

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. Enjoy the wondrous sounds, sights, and taste of the holidays as celebrated by the various countries around the World. This festival is included in your parks admission and features numerous live shows and food tastings around the World’s Showcase.

Candlelight Processional. Come listen to a celebrity narrate the Christmas story in a moving performance which includes a live orchestra and choir.

Christmas at Disney Springs. Take a walk down Christmas Tree Trail. Experience falling snow with various themed Christmas Trees and lots of Christmas ornaments for you to fill your tree with. Don’t forget to bring your camera and get your picture taken with Santa.

Orlando Invitational. College Basketball fans, get to enjoy a 12-game pre-season tourament of Division 1 teams around Thanksgiving.

Disney Parks Backpack

Disney Parks Bag!

What to pack for a Day at the Parks

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Even for a Disney veteran, deciding what to pack in your Disney bag can be a challenging task. You definitely don’t want to under pack, however you don’t want to over pack and carry a bunch of other stuff around. As a newbie to the parks it can be daunting to figure out what you should and shouldn’t pack in your Disney bag.

I am the person who will always under pack for a trip to Disney. I hate carrying extra stuff around the parks. Especially when I end up having to carry a toddler around as well. Most of the time I can manage with what I have, but it seems like there is always something else I wish I had packed.

Being a family that visits disney several times a month with a toddler, we almost always have a Disney bag packed ready to go. Since we are passholders, most of our trips hardly ever last a full day. We carry the same essentials that any person visiting Disney should have in their bag. You never know when a two hour trip around the world at Epcot will turn into a 6 hour adventure.

Now that you are ready to begin packing your Disney parks bag, you first need to find a suitable bag. There are countless options for the kind of bag you can use for the bags. We prefer to use a backpack. You may want to pack a cooler or use two bags.

Whatever style of bag you decide to use, it can’t be any larger than 24” long x 15” wide x 18” high. This shouldn’t be problem if for using any standard backpacks or lunch totes.

Before you pack your bag make sure you are familiar with Disney’s policy on prohibited items.  https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/park-rules/

What to pack?

Reusable Water Bottle

child packing a backpack for Disney

Bring your own refillable water bottle to the parks with you. You can always ask for a cup of water with ice at any of the quick service restaurants and refill your bottle, or you can use any of the water fountains around the park. Many of the water fountains will actually have cold water. If you forget to bring water, expect to pay $3 for a bottle of water or drink. While packing water, go ahead and thrown in an extra drink to two to avoid having to buy drinks later.

Rain Poncho

In Florida during the summer you can expect rain for at least 15 minutes every afternoon and you want to be prepared for it. Wouldn’t you hate to be walking around soaking wet for the rest of the afternoon after that quick downpour. I know I hate walking around the parks all wet. Yes you can buy ponchos at most stores throughout disney, however you may not be able to make it in time if you are standing in line for your favorite ride. A rain poncho can easily be thrown in your backpack and won’t take up much room.

Clorox Wipes

While Disney cast members do an excellent job trying to keep everything clean around Disney. However, you may want to sang a table before they can clean it. Clorox wipes are great for wiping down the table to eat, or cleaning up a small mess.

Hand Sanitizer

Keeping your hands clean throughout the park to avoid germs is a challenge. Having hand sanitizer will make it easier to clean your hands before eating a snack or having lunch.

Phone Charger

While this may not seem like a priority to have in your park bag you will regret not having it when your phone dies. If you plan on spending a large part of the day at the parks your phone will eventually die. You will want/need to charge it. You will use your phone to take pictures of your adventures, exploring the Play Disney app while waiting in line for rides and using the mydisneyexperience app to plan your day. Check out some of our favorite apps to use while at disney.

Camera

If you are the kind of person who doesn’t want to use your phone for pictures bring your camera. You can take thousands of photos throughout the day. The only limitation with a camera is no selfie sticks, however many people find ways around this and they end up in the parks.

Snacks

Trying to visit disney on a budget, pack your own snacks so you are not spending tons of money on food throughout the day. A bag of popcorn will easily run you 8 dollars or a churro will cost you 5 dollars.

Fan

Florida gets hot during the Summer. Many of us joke that Florida has two seasons: hot and hotter. It can easily reach 100 degrees during the afternoon in the summer, throw in the humidity we have in central Florida and it can become unbearable. Having a small portable fan will help keep you cool while standing in those long lines or just walking around. If you have a toddler a Fan is an absolute must if you want to spend any length of time at disney.

Sunscreen

I am horrible about remembering sunscreen, but having and using sunscreen is important to have on in Florida. Even when the sun isn’t shining it is possible to get burnt. I usually get burnt the worst on a cloudy day, because I am not expecting it.

MagicBands

This seems like a no brainer, but we have shown up to disney several times with one of us missing our magicbands. No its not the end of the world, just more of a headache. You will just have to go over to guest services to get a pass to enter the park. We always keep a set of magicbands strapped to our Disney parks bag.

Lip Balm

Being out in the sun all day can dry out and burn your lips. Having a good Lip Balm with SPF can help keep your lips moisturized and from burning.

Bug Repellent

Disney does a great job of keeping the mosquitos away from the parks and resorts, they can’t keep them all away. The mosquitos become most active right around sunset. Having bug repellent will make for a happy toddler who isn’t scratching all night at their arms and feet. If you have ever been bitten by a mosquito they are a pain.

First Aid Kit

You want to make sure you have bandages, antibiotic ointment, hydrocortisone for those pesky mosquitoes, pain relievers.

Ziplock Bags

Ziplock bags will be great to have to store random things that will collect in your backpack. They are also great to keep your wet clothes after splash mountain, or your kids outfit after they spilt their lunch on it.

Reusble Straws

In an effort to go green, Disney has replaced all their plastic straws with paper straws. Having your own reusable straws will allow you to enjoy a drink without having to taste a soggy paper straw. It is important to remember when packing straws to bring to the parks, you cannot bring in any plastic straws into Animal Kingdom. They will confiscate any plastic straws you try to bring in, even the ones attached to your kids juice box.

Gum

If you forget to pack gum and get a craving for it, you will be in trouble as Disney World does not sell Gum on property.

Baby Essentials for your Disney Parks Bag

If you are visiting disney with a baby or toddler here are some extras you will need in your Disney Parks Bag.

Diapers

If you are visiting Disney with a little one, you will need to have a stash of diapers for your day. Make sure your Disney Parks bag is always packed with a handful of extra diapers, running out will be the worst feeling ever.

Baby Wipes

Just with diapers, you will need to have a decent stash of baby wipes to clean up messes.

Pacifer

Bring a couple with you, your baby will without a doubt drop one or two or one will get left behind somewhere. Put the Pacifier on a pacifier clip and clip it to the child so it will be harder to lose.

Stroller Cover

If you want to keep anything dry while you are at the parks, it will be the stroller, so make sure you have a good rain cover that will fit the stroller and keep it dry during the afternoon rain showers.

Don’t worry if you happen to forget any of these supplies, each park has a baby center located in the park that you can go and purchase the items you need. 

Make sure you have your disney bag packed and ready to go for your next trip to disney. What is your must have for any trip to Disney?

 

How to afford your next Disney Trip

How to afford a trip to Disney

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Your kids have been begging you for months now to take you to Disney and wont leave you alone about it. You want to say yes to them and provide them with the trip of a lifetime to Disney World. You know they will make memories that will last a lifetime at Disney regardless of their age. All you hear are people talking about the outrageous costs of going to disney. In fact a trip to Disney can be expensive, especially when you start booking a room at a resort, getting your park tickets and buying meals. The cost of this magical vacation can begin to add up quickly. Spoiler Alert! Once you arrive at Disney, you are going to have a lot of extra costs that you probably havent planned for. We will save all these other expenses for another article so we don’t scare you away from Disney.

The cash register in your head is spinning fast, your sweating as to how can you make your family happy and how you are going to afford this trip. However with a little planning, understanding the costs, and time you can afford to give that magical vacation to your family.

7 Tips to afford Disney World

1. Savings plan

The first step to being able to afford the trip to Disney, is to save up some money. My recommendation for a family of 4 planning a week long vacation to Disney is save between $4000-$5000 for trip. This is for a resort, park passes and dining plan. To go conservative you may want to save even more money for souvenirs and paid experiences at Disney. Not everything will be included in your resort fee or your park tickets

Yes, I just told you to save a large amount of money for the trip. However if you take your time planning and researching when, where and what for your trip to Walt Disney World. You can easily cut this price down and save money on your trip. In the end the trip will be worth every penny

How expensive is Disney.

For a Family of 4 (2 Adults and 2 Kids) Traveling to Disney World for a 6 day vacation could possibly lead to a bill of $4300 with the following items added to your vacation.

Disney Pop Century Resort Standard Pool View- $1166.61
5 day ticket with admission to 1 park each day-    $1979.26
Quick service dining plan- $954.95
Memory Maker- $169.00
Grand Total without Tax- $4269.82

This is a very rough sample of the cost of a trip to Disney in 2020.

There are many ways you can save the money for this Disney trip. You can set up a spare change jar or create a savings calendar. However you do it, get your kids excited and involved in it. Have them save their spare change or the birthday money they got from Nana and Papa.

Here is a savings tracker that you can use to keep track of your progress towards reaching that goal.

Trak your savings for your next Disney Trip

2. Book and Visit during the off season

You may say to yourself Disney doesn’t have an off season, but it really does. The normal off season for Disney is January/February and September. Unfortunately off season is usually when your children are in school. Don’t let the teachers fool you, Disney is very educational. In that case, check with your child’s school and see if you can make it an excused absence. If you can’t go during the off season, and have to go during a holiday or summer, do your research to find the best deals available.

If you end up having to book during peak season, there are many ways in which you can cut your costs and help reduce the financial strain of Disney. When booking consider staying off property at a nearby hotel. Or see if you can crash at a family or friends house near the parks. Take a close look at the ticket options and find the one that best suits your needs and wants for the trip.

Remember you don’t have to do everything that is available at Disney. Do things you want and enjoy to do. There are attractions at Disney that you may not have any desire to see.

For latest crowd level estimates check out Magic Guides.

3. Only have to pay the deposit when booking

When it comes to booking a vacation at Disney you can book the vacation up to 499 days in advance. This gives you a lot of time to prepare for your vacation. The great thing about Disney is that you do not have to pay for your entire trip when you book it. You will only be required to pay a deposit for your trip. The deposit for a vacation is usually between $200-$400 if you are booking well in advance. A last minute booking may require you to pay the entire cost upfront.

4. Pay as you go for the vacation

7 Tips to Afford a magical trip to Disney World
7 tips to afford a Disney trip

You are typically not required to pay the full vacation amount when you originally book it. You will have until a month prior to your vacation to pay for it. Now, that you have booked your vacation, paid the deposit and are counting down the days. Why not slowly pay down the balance between now and the day of your arrival. You can pay a little towards the balance at anytime. Just be aware that the balance of your trip will be taken out of the credit card a month prior to your vacation. Make sure you read the fine print when booking

Take the savings chart from above and use it to track your vacation payoff.

5. Deciding to stay on or off property. One of the most expensive parts of visiting Disney World is the resort. While this is probably one of the top 3 most expensive aspects of your trip, this can also be one area you can save a fair bit of money for your vacation. Disney has over 30 resort options for you to choose from; prices ranging from $50 a night to over an $1000 a night. In addition to all the Disney resort options, there are plenty of non Disney hotels for you look at. The debate of staying on or off property is a never ending debate as to which one is better. Each option has its perks.

Since we live close to disney we only stay on property if we want to spend any length of time at Disney. So we are going to be partial to staying on property. The main advantage of staying on property is the free transportation around Disney world. You park your car in front of your hotel room and let it sit there for the week. Another advantage of staying on property are all the activities that the resorts have to offer. Swimming pools, arcades, nightly movies and numerous kids activities, that you most likely can’t get at an outside hotel. If your main priority are the parks then staying off property could work out since you won’t be using the hotel very much, however you will have to factor in the cost of parking and/or transportation to the parks.

My one recommendation for those that want to stay off property is to try and snag a room at one of the hotels along Disney Springs. This way you can walk to the Disney Springs bus stop and use Disney’s transportation and avoid the parking fee for the parks.

If you want to stay on property and want to go with the cheapest option, you will want to look at camping at the campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground. You can sometimes snag a tent/pop-up site for as little as $50 a night, the only downside is you will be sleeping in a tent, which during the summer may not be fun for your family.

6. Which park tickets do I need/want? Spend some time researching what the parks have to offer and what your family would like to do or can do. From here create a plan of what you would like to do during this visit at Disney World. If you are only going to be at Disney for 3 days with a toddler, you may not plan or need to visit all the parks. Or maybe you want to make sure you visit the water park over going to Hollywood Studios.

Therefore, when booking your vacation Disney will give you options for what kind of tickets you would like to add to your stay. The 1 park a day selection is the automatically selected (for each day of your vacation) ticket option, however this may not be the option for you. Check out which ticket is right for you and ride height requirements to get a better idea of the ticket option you want to pick.

One way to cut the cost of the park tickets is to not get park tickets for the day you check-in and check-out. Unless you plan on arriving super early and leaving super late, you may not get your money’s worth at the park for these days.

A perk to staying on property is Extra Magic hours for resort guests to get in early or stay late to parks. This increasing your chances of being able to experience more attractions!

7. Understand all the cost involved with the vacation. You have booked your resort stay and purchased your tickets and now your all set. Wrong. Once you show up to the resort and the parks you are going to incur other costs that you didn’t plan for when you booked your trip.

If you drive your vehicle you will need to pay a parking fee at the resort. If you did not purchase a Dining plan you will need to pay for all your meals. Even with a dining plan there will be times when you have to pull out the credit card and pay for some food.

You are going to buy souvenirs and gifts for the family and they will add up quickly. Check out some fun and free souvenir ideas for the family. If you brought your own vehicle with you to Disney, one great option to get a discount on Disney merchandise is to go over to one of the disney outlets. Unfortunately they are not on disney property, but you can find great bargains on disney merchandise. Check out character warehouse at the Vineland outlets, a short 12 minute drive from Disney Springs.

Pressed Pennies

When looking at the cost of your trip to Disney, it may look expensive, but when you consider everything it entails it is without a doubt worth every penny, especially when it comes to staying on property. Disney goes above and beyond to make sure your vacation is as magical as possible. While I have never stayed off property while visiting Disney. I do spend a lot of time in various hotels and resorts for work. I can tell you that you will be 100 times happier with staying on property for your vacation.

Affording a trip to Disney World
Tips to Afford a trip to Disney World

For more information on how to afford your disney trip or to save some money while at disney, use our search feature and search “affording disney” and you will find many other great articles to help you.

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Disney World Ride Height Requirements

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For attractions that have height requirements, there are measurements stations at the entry to each ride and cast members are standing by to measure your child’s height, however it is possible for them to get missed at this point and make it all the way through the line and end up getting turned away because they are not tall enough for the roller coaster. If your child is right there on the line, one cast member may say they are tall enough to ride, while another one later down the line may say no.

While planning a trip to Disney World can be fun, it can also a little stressful especially when you are traveling with little ones. Your kids will be excited and they may want to try and experience everything, but depending on their age and height they may not be able to ride on every attraction. Trying to determine what attractions they can and cannot ride can be tough to figure out. Knowing the ride height requirements may make your vacation a little easier as it will help you choose what park or parks you may want to visit.

Between the 4 parks and 2 water parks at Disney World, there are a lot of attractions that everyone in your group can go on. The majority of the rides are for prince’s and princess’ of all ages, which is especially great when you are traveling with the family to Disney. If you are traveling with little ones and wanted to skip on a park, Hollywood Studios may be the park you’d want to skip, as this park only has two rides available for little ones under the height requirement of 38 inches.

It is always a good idea to measure your child before the trip and have an idea of what they can enjoy, just remember what shoes they are in when you measure them. You don’t want to get your kids hyped up for Slinky Dog only to get there and find out they are too short to ride it.

For those that are worried they won’t be able to enjoy some of the larger rides because they have a little one who isn’t quite tall enough for the ride, Disney has you covered. Disney offers a Ride Swap Program. The Disney Rider Swap program allows one adult to wait with a child who isn’t tall enough to enjoy the ride, while the rest of the party goes and enjoys the ride. Once they are finished with the ride, they meet up with the rest of their group and the parent who waited back can go and enjoy the ride. Disney’s Rider Swap

Magic Kingdom

  • Jungle Cruise- All heights
  • Pirates of the Caribbean- All heights
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin- All heights
  • Splash Mountain- 40”
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad- 40”
  • Haunted Mansion- All heights
  • It’s a Small World- All heights
  • Peter Pan’s Flight- All heights
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic- All heights
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel- All heights
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train- 38”
  • Mad Tea Party- All heights
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh- All heights
  • Under the Sea- Journey of the Little Mermaind- All heights
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant- All heights
  • The Barnstormer- 35”
  • Tomorrowland Speedway- 32”
  • Space Mountain- 44”
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover- All heights
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin- All heights
Magic Kingdom ride height requirements
DIsney’s Magic Kingdom ride height for attractions.

Epcot

  • Spaceship Earth- All heights
  • Mission Space- 44”
  • Test Track- 40”
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends- All heights
  • Soarin- 40”
  • Living with the Lands- All heights
  • Frozen Ever After- All heights
  • Journey into. Imagination with Figment- All heights
Epcot Ride Height Requirements
Ride Height requirements for rides at Epcot

Hollywood Studios

  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror- 40”
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith- 48”
  • Star Tours- The Adventure Continues- 40”
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run- 38”
  • Rise of the Resistance – 40″
  • Alien Swirling Saucers- 32”
  • Toy Story Mania!- All heights
  • Slinky Dog Dash- 38”
Hollywood Studio Ride Heights
Ride high requirements for rides at Hollywood Studios

Animal Kingdom

  • Kilimanjaro Safaris- All heights
  • Avatar Flight of Passage- 44”
  • Na’vi River Journey- All heights
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!- All heights
  • Kali River Rapids- 38”
  • Expedition Everest- Legend of the Forbidden Mountain- 44”
  • Triceratops Spin- All heights
  • Dinosaur- 40”
Animal Kingdom Ride Height Requirements
Ride height requirements for Animal Kingdom

Blizzard Beach

  • Summit Plummet- 48”
  • Tike’s Peak- All heights
  • Ski Patrol Training Camp- All heights
  • Teamboat Springs- All heights
  • Toboggan Racers- All heights
  • Snow Stormers- All heights
  • Runoff Rapids- All heights
  • Downhill Double Dipper- 48”
  • Meltaway Bay- All heights
  • Chair Lift- 32”
  • Cross Country Creek- All heights
  • Slush Gusher- 48”
Blizzard Beach ride height requirements
Ride height requirements for Blizzard Beach

Typhoon Lagoon

  • Crush ‘n’ Gusher- 48”
  • Castaway Creek- All heights
  • Surf Pool- All heights
  • Ketchakiddee- All heights
  • Gang Plank Falls- All heights
  • Humbugs Kowabunga- 48”
  • Shark Reef- All heights
  • Keelhaul Falls- All heights
  • Mayday Falls- All heights
  • Storm Slides- All heights

Make sure you know what attractions your family can enjoy before you get to Disney World. What’s your favorite ride at Disney World?

Disney+

Disney+ Streaming Service

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Disney+
Source: Disney+

The Walt Disney Company is getting ready to launch a new video streaming services on November 12 here in the United States. Are you ready to take the plunge and jump on the bandwagon with everybody else that is excited for this new Disney only streaming service. 

Here is everything you need to know about the new Disney+ video streaming services, which Disney announced back in the fall of 2017 and has been a hot topic for Disney fans all over. All of Disney World’s movies and television shows will be pulled off other streaming services and soley streamed on Disney+. 

Cost of Disney+

When Disney announced this new streaming service they announced that it would be cheaper than Netflix. Disney+ price will be set at $6.99/month or 69.99/annually. Netflix is currently almost double this price. Walt Disney was able to sweeten the pot a little bit offering a combined service which includes Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99. Having this combination at this price point will make it very competitive with Netflix.

Pre-ordering for Disney+ is now available to the general public. You can pre-order per month at $6.99 or annually at $69.99. Pre-order here.

Disney has extended an offer to the public which can save you $40 on your subscription. You can sign up for a 3-year subscription to Disney+ For $169.99 plus tax. If paid monthly would cost you over $250. To sign up visit Founders.disneyplus.com, enter code “PARKSPASS3YEARS”.


Content

What movies and television shows will I be able to watch with this new service? While many die-hard Disney fans will sign up for the service just because it’s Disney, many also want to know what content will be available on the Disney+ service.  When the service launches on November 12 it is expected to have approximately 500 movies and 7000 television episodes. We know this isn’t everything Disney World has to offer between all of its entertainment studios. This compared to the over 5,000 titles Netflix currently has to offer is a lot smaller selection. This sharp difference in content is the reason that Disney+ is offering its service at a lower price than Netflix.

Walt Disney has several entertainment studios, Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios and LucasFilms which the majority of their content will come from. It will also have titles from the Fox and ABC studios. It is expected that Disney+ will see an increase in content from the 20th Century Fox studio after 2022 which their contract with HBO expires.

Walt Disney has a large selection of movies and television content on their Hulu platform. Currently its estimated that Hulu has over 40,000 television shows and 2,000 movies. When announcing Disney+, Disney has stated that they intend to keep these services separate to maintain Disney+ as a strictly family oriented streaming service.

Disney has also announced new and original content for their new streaming service. If these new series are produced the same way Disney produces and creates entertainment, we will not be disappointed with their new content.

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Disney has tested the Disney+ streaming service in the Netherlands, and the anticipated list of movies and television shows on the streaming service at launch has been published.  Check out the list here. When won’t know for sure if this is the same content that will be on Disney+ when it is released in the States. 

Stream Disney+

We now know what Disney+ has to offer. How can we steam the content.

Currently when Disney+ launches on November 12th we will be able to download the app on Android devices, Apple devices, chromecast, PS4, Xbox One, Roku, Nintendo Switch, Apple TV. The app will allow you to stream on up to four devices simultaneously. There is one device that will not support the app.

Less than week before the launch of Disney+ we can not confirm that you will be able to get the Disney+ app on Amazon Firestick.

A lot of people are still on the fence with it. I know our son will love it, as he loves his Disney shows and movies. With Disney pulling their content from Netflix with the launch of their new service, we will probably lose much of the content our son enjoys to watch. It is unsure as to when and how much of Disney related content will be pulled from other streaming services. For our family the biggest drawback to getting Disney+ is the fact that we can’t watch it on Amazon FireTV. We will also be curious to see how long we will have to maintain multiple streaming services. 

Are you ready for Disney+? What are you most looking forward to about it?