2017 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages OPEN FOR BOOKING!

The Candlelight Processional at Epcot is a Christmas favorite for many!  In the American Gardens Theater the traditional Christmas story is presented with a celebrity narrator, a 50 piece orchestra, and a mass choir.  Truly an experience to behold!

The 2017 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages, which includes your meal and a guaranteed seat at one of the evening’s shows are now bookable.  To book a package, you can call Disney Dining.  Admission to Epcot is also required.

The Candlelight Processional will run from November 24 – December 30, 2017.  There are three shows nightly (5:00, 6:45, & 8:15).  Dining locations include many Epcot restaurants as well as Captain’s Grill at Yacht Club, and Tratorria al Forno at Boardwalk Inn.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner packages are available.  Package availability is limited.

Along with the news of the dining packages comes our first look at some of the narrators for the Candlelight Processional:

  • Nov. 24- Dec. 3 – To Be Announced
  • Dec. 4-5 – Pat Sajak
  • Dec. 6-14 – To Be Announced
  • Dec. 15-17 – Trace Adkins
  • Dec. 18-21 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • Dec. 22-24 – CCH Pounder
  • Dec. 25-27 – Jaci Velasquez
  • Dec. 28-30 – To Be Announced

Which celebrity do you most want to see?


Eat to the Beat 2017


The Eat to the Beat concert series has been announced for the 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!  It’s going to be rockin’!

From August 31st to November 13th there is a line-up of 32 musical acts for guests to enjoy.  The concerts are included with admission to Epcot.

Concerts take place daily at 5:30, 6:45, & 8:00 at the America Gardens Theater Stage in World Showcase.

Guests also have the option to book an Eat to the Beat dining package at one of 15 Epcot restaurants.  These reservations are for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and include your meal and guaranteed seating at an Eat to the Beat concert on the same day as the dining reservation.  These packages can be booked at starting in July.

Now for the line-up.  Check it out!

  • Aug. 31-Sept. 1         Delta Rae “Bottom of the River”
  • Sept. 2-3                  The Hooters NEW! “And We Danced”
  • Sept. 4-5                  Baha Men NEW! “Who Let the Dogs Out”
  • Sept. 6-7                  Fuel “Shimmer”
  • Sept. 8-10                STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
  • Sept. 11-12              Lauren Alaina NEW! “Road Less Traveled”
  • Sept. 13-15              Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah”
  • Sept. 16-17              Sister Hazel “All For You”
  • Sept. 18-20              Air Supply “All Out of Love”
  • Sept. 21-22              David Cook “Light On”
  • Sept. 23-24              Everclear “Santa Monica”
  • Sept. 25-27              Sugar Ray “Every Morning”
  • Sept. 28-29              38 Special “Hold On Loosely”
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 1         Mark Wills NEW! “19 Somethin’”
  • Oct. 2-3                   American Authors NEW! “Best Day of My Life”
  • Oct. 4-5                   Christopher Cross “Sailing”
  • Oct. 6-8                   Devon Allman NEW! “Ragged and Dirty”
  • Oct. 9-11                 Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX “Come Sail Away”
  • Oct. 12-13               Taylor Dayne “Tell It to My Heart”
  • Oct. 14-15               Jeffrey Osborne “On the Wings of Love”
  • Oct. 16-17               Postmodern Jukebox NEW! Various Hits
  • Oct. 18-20               10,000 Maniacs NEW! “Because the Night”
  • Oct. 21-22               Toad The Wet Sprocket “Walk on the Ocean”
  • Oct. 23-24               Kenny G NEW! “Songbird”
  • Oct. 25-26               Billy Ocean “Get Outta My Dreams”
  • Oct. 27-29               Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now”
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 1         Hanson “MMMBop”
  • Nov. 2-3                  Blue October NEW! “Into the Ocean”
  • Nov. 4-5                  Living Colour “Cult of Personality”
  • Nov. 6-8                  Boyz II Men “End of the Road”
  • Nov. 9-11                Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”
  • Nov. 12-13              Squeeze NEW! “Black Coffee in Bed”

(Songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list.)

Leave a comment letting us know which of these artists you would most want to see.

Discount at Aulani

Anyone up for a trip to Hawaii???

What kind of silly question is that, right!?!

Well, Disney just released an amazing discount for Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii!

Right now, if you book a 4 or 5 night stay at Aulani any time between August 20th & December 21st, 2017 (excluding Nov. 20-23), you can save 25% – 30%!  This is huge!!!

This offer will not last!  Contact me for quotes.

WDW 2018 Rates are HERE!

Walt Disney World 2018 rates are here!!!


Disney released the standard (non-discounted) 2018 rates this morning.

Reservations can be booked for up to 499 days in advance.  Therefore, as of today (6/20/17), reservations can be booked for check-out as late as November 1, 2018.

Currently, our Agency Exclusive Discount Offers for 2018 are not yet available.  However, we anticipate those rates being released soon.  Stay tuned to for updates.


FOUR Parks in ONE Day (WDW)

Four Parks in ONE DAY?????

Can it be done?  YES!

Is it for the faint of heart?  A million times, NO!!!!!!

I’m throwing it back to Early 2016 to share my FOUR Parks in ONE Day experience.

I had the opportunity to take on a CRAZY challenge with a friend.  The challenge was to do all four Walt Disney World parks in one day.  It was oh, so fun, and oh, so exhausting!  This endeavor took a lot of planning and forethought to make it work, but IT WORKED!

Our goal:  Visit all 4 Walt Disney World parks in 1 day, and experience as many rides as possible, while also getting a well-rounded park experience (characters, food, etc).

You can see the updates that were made to social media (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) by searching #WDW4Parks1Day.


Here’s how the day went…Hang On To Your EARS:


*the park didn’t officially open until 9 am, so we made an early breakfast reservation before park opening, in order to get through the gates pre-opening.

8:20 am – Breakfast Reservation at Hollywood & Vine, Disney Jr. Play ‘n Dine

8:30 am – Meet Doc McStuffins and Jake at Hollywood & Vine

8:50 am – Line up in front of Chinese Theater Stage for Hollywood Studios Rope Drop

8:55 am – ROPE DROP 

                    *When the rope is dropped, Cast Members escort the crowd to the attractions (this is to avoid a stampede at rope drop).

                    *Hollywood Studios’ official opening time on this day was 9:00 am, but the rope was dropped 5 minutes early.

8:56 am – Toy Story Midway Mania!

9:20 am – Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster


9:30 am – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

10:00 am – Star Tours

10:10 am – Shopping at Watto’s Grotto

10:20 am – Star Wars Launch Bay

10:25 am – Meet a Jawa at Star Wars Launch Bay

10:35 am – Leave HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

10:58 am – Enter EPCOT

11:10 am – The Seas with Nemo & Friends

In the Big Blue World…

11:30 am – Walk through Innoventions to check-out the newest addition, Colortopia!

11:45 am – Test Track

                    *We utilized the Single-Rider Line option to cut down on the wait time.

12:00 pm – China Pavilion:  Lunch at Lotus Blossom Cafe (Quick Service)

12:30 pm – Germany Pavilion:  Model Trains

12:35 pm – American Adventure Pavilion:  Character Meet & Greet 

                    Mickey, Goofy, Chip ‘n Dale, Baloo and Rafiki

                    *This was NOT a scheduled character meet & greet, it was a pop-up, surprise character gathering.  We were definitely in the right place, at the right time!

12:45 pm – France Pavilion:  Dessert at Boulangerie Patisserie 


1:05 pm – Leave EPCOT

                    *Note:  Soarin’ was closed for refurbishment at the time of this #WDW4Parks1Day challenge.

1:35 pm – Enter ANIMAL KINGDOM

1:45 pm – Kilimanjaro Safari

                    *This was our longest pre-ride wait time of the day at 30 minutes.

                    *The ride itself was 22 minutes long.

2:55 pm – Expedition Everest

                    *We utilized the Single-Rider Line option to cut down on the wait time.

3:10 pm – Primeval Whirl

3:35 pm – Dinosaur

3:50 pm – Leave ANIMAL KINGDOM

4:30 pm – Take Monorail from parking to Magic Kingdom front gate.

4:35 pm – Enter MAGIC KINGDOM

4:45 pm – Dinner at Skipper Canteen (Table Service)

                    *At the time of this trip, Skipper Canteen was new, and they were only taking walk-ups (no reservations).

                    *We chose to eat an early dinner in order to miss the dinner crowds, and to give the attraction wait times a chance to come down a bit.

Arepas de Pabellon

5:35 pm – Pirates of the Caribbean

                    *This was our second longest pre-ride wait time of the day at 25 minutes.

6:20 pm – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

                    *We utilized a Fast Pass for this attraction.

6:30 pm – Haunted Mansion


7:10 pm – it’s a small world

“it’s a world of laughter, a world of tears, it’s a world of hope, and a world of fears…

there’s so much that we share, that it’s time we’re aware, it’s a small world after all”

7:20 pm – Peter Pan’s Flight

                    *We utilized a Fast Pass for this attraction.

7:40 pm – Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

7:50 pm – Dumbo the Flying Elephant

7:55 pm – The Barnstormer

8:00 pm – Mad Tea Party

                    *Wishes (fireworks) began while we were on this ride, and continued through our next ride.

                     *By skipping the fireworks, we were able to enjoy a lot of attractions in a small amount of time, because the crowds had moved to the front of the park.

8:15 pm – The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

8:30 pm – Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

Paging Mr. Morrow…Mr. Tom Morrow

8:45 pm – Space Mountain

                    *We utilized a Fast Pass for this attraction.

9:00 pm – Snack at The Lunching Pad 

9:30 pm – Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

9:45 pm – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

                    *We utilized a Fast Pass for this attraction.

9:55 pm – Tomorrowland Speedway

10:05 pm – Astro Orbiter

                    *This was our third longest pre-ride wait time of the day at 20 minutes.

10:50 pm – Snack at Aloha Isle


11:00 pm – The Kiss Goodnight

                    *If you haven’t ever heard about the Magic Kingdom Kiss Goodnight, let me just say, it is absolutely magical.  Yes, I definitely cried!

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11:10 pm – Leave MAGIC KINGDOM

Have YOU ever attempted or would you attempt FOUR Parks in ONE Day?  How was your experience?

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