Disney has grown over the years. The amounts of theme parks, attractions, and events can get overwhelming. Mickey Mouse hasn’t gone anywhere, but he is now joined by characters and attractions from decades of Disney movies. If you haven’t been keeping up, it’s easy to get lost in all of the new and interesting things that Disney has to offer.
This is why we have expert Disney Travel Guide Krystin Turner on the show today. Krystin loves Disney. Krystin and her husband even had their honeymoon there. On today’s show, Krystin shares some of her favorite insider tips. She even tells us about some new rides and attractions. Plus, she shares how to have a reserved spot for the fireworks show while enjoying some fun Disney desserts.
[01:50] Kristin works for dreams unlimited which is a travel agency that specializes in all things Disney.
[02:31] Kristin has four kids and has been a Disney expert since 2011. Although, she has been going to Disney all throughout her life. She even went there on her honeymoon.
[03:03] Her kids even have Disney themed names.
[04:45] Disney travel agents help book your Disney dream vacation at no cost to you.
[05:23] By booking with an agent, you not only get their expertise, but they also look for discounts.
[06:18] Star Wars Galaxy Edge is the biggest new thing coming to Disneyland. It's going to be 13 acres in both Florida and California. It will have rides, restaurants, and interactive experiences. The California one is opening at the end of this month.
[08:19] Insider scoop: eventually there will be a Star Wars hotel in Florida.
[09:50] You have to have a reservation to get into Star Wars land.
[10:33] Disney is getting a new gondola system. The Disney Skyliner. They are themed gondolas that connect the theme parks and resorts.
[11:58] Epcot is adding a Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster. There's also going to be a ratatouille ride in the France Pavilion.
[12:31] Hollywood Studios is also getting a Mickey and Minnie Railway.
[13:04] Disneyland is also creating a Marvel land.
[13:58] You can pay a little bit at a time until your trip is paid off.
[15:10] The Dining Plan is a great way to make a Disney Vacation all inclusive.
[16:03] Disney has early morning or after hours events. This includes breakfast and access without the crowds.
[17:23] Toy Story Land has been open for about a year now, and it has a Slinky Dog ride.
[19:22] Christmas at Disney is decorated beautifully. Each deluxe resort has special food type things. They have music, lights, and parties that are separated events.
[22:13] All of the theme parks have night time shows. There are dessert parties that give you a reserved spot, plus a dessert and drink buffet.
[25:04] There are also magic kingdom fireworks pontoon boat cruises. There is a pirate cruise. There is a campground. The campground really decorates for Christmas.
[26:23] There are also Christmas sleigh rides and haunted sleigh rides.
[26:48] Kids can get makeovers from princesses to pirates.
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