Mark your calendar!

Beginning January 5, 2021, you can take advantage of a special offer on a room-and-ticket package that gives you more time to experience the Walt Disney World Theme Park where magical moments are waiting for you.  Get 2 extra days added to your ticket when you buy a 4-night/3-day room-and-ticket package at select Disney Resort hotels, valid for arrivals most nights January 8, 2021 through September 25, 2021. Want to stay longer? Ask about packages for other lengths of stay and get 2 extra days added to your ticket.

This special package can be booked beginning January 5, 2021. Contact your Mouse Expert to take advantage of this offer! If you do not have a travel advisor with Ears fo Experience, please contact info@themouseexperts.com and we will be happy to assist you.

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length of stay requirements may apply. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom Grand Villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Theme park tickets valid for admission beginning on date of check-in and must be used within a limited number of days, depending on length of stay and ticket. Visit disneydestinationstickets.com/usage for more details. To visit the Theme Parks, Theme Park reservations via the Disney Park Pass system (disneytraveltradeinfo.com/wdwparkreservations) AND the tickets included in this package are required for the same Theme Park on the same date for each person in your party ages 3 and up (limit one Theme Park per day). Reservations are limited and subject to availability. View the Park Reservation availability calendar (disneytraveltradeinfo.com/wdwcalendar).

Fun in the Theme Parks in 2021

Discover new enchantment and classic favorites at Walt Disney World Resort (a theme park reservation is required, in addition to valid park admission).

New! Disney Theme Park Reservations Required

Both a theme park reservation via the Disney Park Pass system and a valid theme park ticket or annual pass for the same park on the same date are required for each person in your party ages 3 and up (limit one park per day). Reservations are limited and subject to availability.

View the park reservation availability calendar.

Magic Kingdom® Park

~Enjoy whimsical Character Cavalcades throughout the day, with Guest-favorite Disney friends appearing along the parade route.

~Explore iconic attractions and experiences in Fantasyland, including Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a swaying family coaster ride that will have you racing through a diamond mine.

~Rediscover beloved classic Disney attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean and “it’s a small world.”

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

~Pack your imagination, switch tracks and take a ride on the cartoon side like never before when you hop aboard Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway—new to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

~Live your adventure in a galaxy far, far away at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, where you can experience 2 thrilling attractions—Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

~Discover big fun for kids and grown-ups alike at Toy Story Land. Take a wild ride on Slinky Dog Dash and go for a whirl on Alien Swirling Saucers.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

~Celebrate the magic of nature at Pandora – The World of Avatar. Here, you can fly on the back of a banshee on Avatar Flight of Passage, hike amid floating mountains in the Valley of Mo’Ara and take a mystical boat ride into a bioluminescent rainforest on the Na’vi River Journey.

~Set off in an open-air vehicle across a lush African savanna teeming with exotic animals on Kilimanjaro Safaris.

~Wave to Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Launchpad McQuack as they sail around Discovery River during Donald’s Dino Boat Bash!, a whimsical Character Cruise you won’t want to miss.

EPCOT®

~Celebrate the arts and savor culinary creations at the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, taking place January 8 through February 22, 2021.

~Attend a springtime event abloom with brilliant gardens, fresh flavors and more at the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, taking place March 3 through July 5, 2021.

~Fly high on a hang-gliding adventure to a few famous places across the globe on Soarin’ Around the World.

~Buckle up for an exhilarating ride on Test Track Presented by Chevrolet, a high-octane attraction that reaches speeds of up to 65 miles per hour.

Important details to Know Before You Go

Health and well-being

There are new measures in place to promote the health and well-being of Guests and Cast Members. Learn about these enhanced measures at disneytraveltradeinfo.com/wdw.

Park reservations

All Guests with valid admission will be required to make a Theme Park reservation in advance of each entry, using Disney Park Pass service (disneytraveltradeinfo.com/wdwparkreservations).

You’ve Got to Walk Before You Run~ to travel or not with toddlers

It’s Hard to Believe they were ever this young but we treasure every moment

I love planning vacation to all different destinations and working with all types of people. Each family is unique and their travel experiences create memories that weave together like a beautiful tapestry.

I am often asked if planning a vacation to Disney is worth it? Question like will they remember it? Should we wait until they are older? Will there be enough rides that they can actually go on? Here are five great reasons to start traveling while they are toddlers:

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  1. There will be so many memories. Would you ask, should we have presents at Christmas? They are so little they won’t remember it. No, of course not. You want pictures. You might take a video just to capture the joy you see on their faces. The same is with Disney. Our son walked for the first time on a Disney vacation. It is one of my clearest memories and one our family will treasure forever.
  2. Under 3 is free!! Visit when they are under 3 and the park admission is free; their hotel stay is free. What a great surprise it was when our children were under three and I first realized it was free. No way!!
  3. Are there rides they can go on? Absolutely, in fact there are eight rides that come to mind right away in Magic Kingdom itself and there are three other parks in Walt Disney World. You will find plenty to see and do. Here are the rides I can list Prince Charming Regal Carousel, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Barnstormer, Pirates of the Caribbean, it’s a small world, Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid, and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.
  4. Retell your own story. You will love to tell the stories to your children over and over of the many memories you have of all your great adventures.
  5. There are only 18 summers. The time will pass quickly and in a blink they are grown.

Walt Disney World Military Discounts

As a member of the U.S. military, you can enjoy great rates at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights January 1 through April 4 and April 19 through December 18, 2020 when you book by December 18, 2020.

Important Details

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.

Length of stay requirements may apply.

Valid military ID will be required upon check-in and military member (or spouse) must stay in the room.

This offer is for active or retired U.S. military personnel (including active or retired members of the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Spouses of military service members and PHS and NOAA Commissioned Corps members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. military IDs in the absence of active or retired military personnel or Commissioned Corps members.

May not be combined with any other discount or promotion.

Additional per-adult charges may apply if there are more than two adults per room.

Advance reservations required.

Offer excludes suites in Moderate and Deluxe Resort hotels.

Valid for Stays Most Nights

January 1 through April 4 and April 19 through December 18, 2020

Eligibility

To book this offer, you must be active or retired U.S. military personnel (including active or retired members of the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Spouses of military service members and PHS and NOAA Commissioned Corps members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. military IDs in the absence of active or retired military personnel or Commissioned Corps members.

Important Details

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.

Additional per adult charges may apply if there are more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts.

Offer excludes suites in Moderate and Deluxe Resort hotels.

Advance reservations required.

Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.

Length of stay requirements may apply.

Offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.
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Tickets

Choose between a 4-day, 5-day or 6-day Disney Military Promotional Ticket. The Park Hopper option is included, so you can visit multiple theme parks in a single day! If you’re looking for a little extra magic, add the Park Hopper Plus option for $50 more, plus tax. With this ticket, you’ll get all of the benefits of the Park Hopper option, plus you can enjoy a certain number of visits to a Disney water park and other Walt Disney World fun.

The promotional tickets below are available for purchase:

6-Day Military Promotional Tickets
Purchase now through December 13, 2020With the Park Hopper Option: $301 plus tax

With the Park Hopper Plus Option: $351 plus tax

5-Day Military Promotional Tickets
Purchase now through now through December 14, 2020

  • With the Park Hopper Option: $301 plus tax
  • With the Park Hopper Plus Option: $351 plus tax

4-Day Military Promotional Tickets
Purchase now through now through December 15, 2020

  • With the Park Hopper Option: $265 plus tax
  • With the Park Hopper Plus Option: $315 plus tax

Receive admission for 4, 5 or 6 days when you visit during the period from January 1, 2020 through December 18, 2020.

You can also purchase the Memory Maker product for a special price of $98 from January 1, 2020 through December 18, 2020.

Important Details

  • Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased at participating U.S. military sales outlets by Eligible Service Members (defined below) or their spouses (but not both), for use by themselves and family members and friends, as provided herein. These Tickets may not be otherwise transferred, distributed or resold.
  • “Eligible Service Members” are active or retired members of the U.S. Military, including the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Spouses of Military Service Members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. Military IDs in the absence of active or retired Military Personnel or Commissioned Corps Members.
  • The actual prices charged at the individual U.S. military base ticket offices for Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be less than the prices set forth above.
  • Participating military sales outlets must require that Eligible Service Members (or their spouses) present valid military identification to purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets.
  • Subject to certain exceptions, Disney 4-Day, 5-Day and 6-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Walt Disney World Resort are not valid until activated by the Eligible Services Members (or their spouses) at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows.
  • Tickets and options expire and may not be used after December 18, 2020. Valid military identification will be required for purchase and use.
  • No more than six (6) Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased and (if applicable) activated by any Eligible Service Member or spouse (regardless of the place of purchase and whether purchased by that person or that person’s spouse). In addition, one of the six (6) Tickets purchased must be used by the Eligible Service Member or his/her spouse.
  • Each Disney Military Promotional Ticket must be used by the same person on any and all days.

Important Details – Special Pricing for Eligible Service Members on Memory Maker, a Disney PhotoPass Product at Walt Disney World Resort

  • The specially priced Memory Maker product can only be purchased at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows by Eligible Service Members (defined below) or their spouses, through December 18, 2020.
  • “Eligible Service Members” are active or retired members of the U.S. military, including the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Valid military identification required for purchase. Spouses of Military Service Members and PHS and NOAA Commissioned Corps members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. Military IDs in the absence of active or retired Military Personnel or Commissioned Corps members.
  • No more than two (2) Memory Maker products may be purchased at the special price by an Eligible Service Member or their spouse (but not both).
  • Memory Maker includes photos taken during the Memory Maker Window as defined in the Memory Maker Terms and Conditions (generally, photos taken within 30 days from the date of first activation for standard Memory Maker and linked to the Guest’s Disney PhotoPass account).
  • A MagicBand is required to receive certain attraction photos and other digital content.
  • Photos and other digital content will expire pursuant to the expiration policy.
  • Valid theme park admission required for certain photo locations.
  • Memory Maker is subject to the Memory Maker Terms and Conditions.
  • Memory Maker may not be sold or otherwise transferred.
  • Downloads are restricted to personal use only.
  • May not be combined with other discounts or offers.
  • Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

View Offer Details

For more details, please contact your participating U.S. Military base ticket office.

Eligibility

“Eligible Service Members” are active or retired U.S. military personnel (including active or retired members of the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Valid military identification required for purchase. Spouses of Military Service Members and PHS and NOAA Commissioned Corps members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. Military IDs in the absence of active or retired Military Personnel or Commissioned Corps members.

Purchase By

December 13, 2020 for the Disney 6-Day Military Promotional Ticket

December 14, 2020 for the Disney 5-Day Military Promotional Ticket

December 15, 2020 for the Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Ticket

Valid Admission Dates

January 1, 2020 through December 18, 2020 (no blockout dates)

Important Details for Military Promotional Ticket OfferDisney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased at participating U.S. military sales outlets by Eligible Service Members (defined above) or their spouses (but not both), for use by themselves and family members and friends, as provided herein. These Tickets may not be otherwise transferred, distributed or resold.The actual prices charged at the individual U.S. military base ticket offices for Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be less than the prices set forth on the Offer Highlights.Subject to certain exceptions, Disney 4-Day/5-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Walt Disney World Resort are not valid until activated by the Eligible Services Members (or their spouses) at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows.Tickets and options expire and may not be used after December 19, 2019. Valid military identification will be required for purchase and use.No more than six (6) Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased and (if applicable) activated by any Eligible Service Member or spouse (regardless of the place of purchase and whether purchased by that person or that person’s spouse). In addition, one of the six (6) Tickets purchased must be used by the Eligible Service Member or his/her spouse.Each Disney Military Promotional Ticket must be used by the same person on any and all days.



Packages at Walt Disney World Resort

As a member of the U.S. military, you can enjoy great rates at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights January 1 through April 13 and April 26 through December 19, 2019 when you book by December 19, 2019.

Valid for Stays Most Nights
January 1 through April 13 and April 26 through December 19, 2019

Eligibility
To book this offer, you must be active or retired U.S. military personnel (including active or retired members of the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)). Spouses of military service members and PHS and NOAA Commissioned Corps members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. military IDs in the absence of active or retired military personnel or Commissioned Corps members.

Important Details

  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Additional per adult charges may apply if there are more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts.
  • Offer excludes suites in Moderate and Deluxe Resort hotels.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Length of stay requirements may apply.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

Important DetailsThe number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.Length of stay requirements may apply.Valid Military ID will be required upon check-in and military member (or spouse) must stay in the room.This offer is for active or retired U.S. military personnel (including active or retired members of the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)). Spouses of Military Service Members and PHS and NOAA Commissioned Corps members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. Military IDs in the absence of active or retired Military Personnel or Commissioned Corps members.May not be combined with any other discount or promotion.Additional per-adult charges may apply if there are more than two adults per room.Advance reservations required.Offer excludes suites in Moderate and Deluxe Resort hotels.


WALT DISNEY WORLD SUBMITS PROPOSAL WITH A DESIRED OPENING DATE OF JULY 11TH



It was just announced that the Walt Disney World® parks in Orlando has requested the state’s permission to welcome guests beginning on July 11th with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom and July 15th for Epcot and Hollywood StudiosWe feel confident that this date will be approved by the state but it is not official until that happens . While that process is underway, there is no need to wait to make plans for a visit to Disney World. Your Mouse Experts at Ears of Experience are ready to assist you with planning a magical vacation. In addition to our highly acclaimed concierge planning services, we are here to provide official and accurate details about Disney’s plans and procedures that will ensure guests can once again enjoy carefree moments at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Because of the changing times, Walt Disney World will be opening in phases. Like many aspects of our lives, the parks will look and feel a little different. Some noticeable differences that you can expect to see include, but are not limited to:

-Increased physical distances in the line queues

-Lower crowd sizes at the parks

-Greater emphasis placed on sanitation measures by the cast members throughout the parks and resorts

-Face Coverings for cast members and guests

-Temporary suspension of parades, fireworks, meet and greets, playgrounds, and water effects all of which make physical distancing difficult.

-Disney will have a new theme park reservation system. Each guest will need to obtain a reservation for entrance into the parks. Once we have more information on this, we will send that out.

Of course, these are just a few of the most noticeable differences that you can expect to experience at the parks. For more detailed explanations of these reopening phases, we will be creating a blog and will send the link once we have all the information.

We trust in Disney, as they have been steadfast in their response to the changes that have occurred in the last few months. They are leaders in innovation, and we believe they will be state-of-the-art pioneers in their response to this new normal.

As we all know, these are extraordinary times and we realize everyone will have different levels of comfort with regards to integrating life in public places. Whether you are ready for a vacation now or in the next few months, please know that as your travel advisor, I are here to help with your travel plans and answer any questions.

Why they call me the Fairy Godmother of Travel?

When you are looking for the Magical memories that will last a lifetime, you will want to book with Ears of Experience. Booking trips to all destinations Disney, Universal Orlando; Hollywood or SeaWorld, with me, means your vacation will be nothing short of magical. Specializing is what sets Ears a part. Besides specializing in these destinations, we specialize in making dreams come true. Focusing on the details, is what I do, while you focus on making memories with your family! Ears of Experience is a Platinum EarMarked Agency that is recognized, as a leader in the travel industry by Walt Disney World Co.©. You’ll stand in less lines and experience more attractions with my exceptional service at NO EXTRA COST. Whether you want to do all the planning or none at all, we got you covered!

When you book with me, I book your reservation, watch for and apply promotions, book your dining reservations, and assist you with you FastPasses. But add to all this, we offer something other agents do not, with our in-park text services, which means, when you’re on vacation, I’m on call!!

I look forward to planning your next Disney vacation! Specializing in helping military families and families with special needs. I am just a Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo away

Still not convinced you want to book with Ears? Just ask our families, because once you travel with Ears, you become family!!

Hope to hear from you soon! Michelle

Do we really need trip insurance to go to Disney?

You’re kidding me right?

This is a question I get a lot from families, when I am booking them to go to Disney. They want to know why they really need to get trip insurance. I speak from personal experience, when I advise all my families that for, as little that my family has paid for trip insurance, we have saved so much more!

Oh I’m just getting warmed up mama!

The first time we used trip insurance was when our son was just 12 months old. We were in Magic Kingdom and I noticed that he felt hot. He’s eight now, but back then they had pacifier thermometers. I used the thermometer to check his temperature and it read 105° F. I gave him some Motrin right away and we took him to the first aid station, in the park. His temperature had come down to 104° but the nurses said that if his fever did not come down to 103° that he would need to transported to the hospital, for additional care. We were very relieved, when his temperature did come down to 103°, but then we need to see a doctor. We needed to find out what was wrong and what we could do. So, we went back to our room to figure out the next step. Disney was so amazing that they sent a doctor to our room. It was so cool. He was like an old-school doctor, with an old small black bag. He told us that it was unusual, but our son had a sinus infection. And he opened his little black bag and gave us the first dose of antibiotics that our son needed. The pharmacy sent over the rest of his medication within the next 2 hours. All of these expenses we paid out of pocket, at the time. But when we returned home, we filed our insurance claim and we were returned 100% of what we had paid. That’s because we had trip insurance.

There was another time we were visiting Disney with my parents. We had just checked out and were headed to the parks for just a little bit before, we needed to catch the Magical Express. That’s when I got a text from our flight carrier that our flight had been canceled, due to severe weather back home. I hurried to call the hotel and try and rebook our two rooms. I was told that we got the last two rooms on property. Again, we paid out of pocket but were returned the full amount, because we had trip insurance. Unfortunately, my parents did not purchase the trip insurance and they need to pay out of pocket for that hotel stay.

So, do you really need trip insurance?

This is a question only you can answer. I can tell you from personal experience that the small amount you will pay for trip insurance is well worth the money, when you consider the time it may save you, the stress you can do without, and the piece of mind that when you have it, you will be taken care of well!

Being a mom is tough. Planning your family’s trip to Disney can be downright overwhelming!

If you’re a mom like me, who works full-time and then comes home and works full-time to take care of your lovely family, you find little time for yourself to do anything else, let alone take on the intense planning of a Disney vacation. In our family, we have challenges just like any family does. We have two very picky eaters, whose choices of foods are not alike at all, we have one child who likes fast rides and the other is a challenge to get on any at all, they can be the best of friends and they can be the worst of Frenemies… so, how does one start planning an amazing Disney vacation? How does one put together the perfect concoction of dining, rides and entertainment? Well that’s why I’m writing this blog! In our family, we plan it, we do it, we roll with it, and we get through to the other side with it! How do you become an expert? You have a lot of experience, and that’s what I have! I will share with you my vacation trials and tribulations. What you will find is that all vacations are one Amazing Adventure! I believe there is no total successful vacation or vacation flop! It’s how we ebb and flow, how we duck and weave. It’s what we leave and take away and what we remember forever! I’m excited to take you on this Amazing Adventure with me and hear what you have to say! After All…

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney

So, leave me a comment below and let’s go on this amazing adventure together!