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10 Reasons Why You Should Rediscover The Magic Of A Disney Vacation



As long as I can remember, Disney World has lived in the hearts of children both young and old for generations. With such a wide range of opportunity for activities and sightseeing, every person can truly fulfill their dreams of adventure in the Disney parks.  However, one day of Disney World fun is not enough to tackle every possible adventure at one park, let alone the four theme parks and two water parks in Orlando, Florida.  This of course calls for a thrilling Disney vacation! It is with this in mind I wanted to share my top 10 reasons why you should join in on the Disney World fun in a full-length vacation:

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

With this incredible 20-year-old firework, laser, and light show nearing its end on September 30th, you should take advantage of every last opportunity to see it. IllumiNations will represent the history of humanity and unite the countries of Epcot every night until its close. This has been one of my longtime favorite parts of Epcot.  Be sure not to miss out on it before it is gone.

The New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

One of the coolest aspects of Disney buying the Start Wars franchise has to be this… Who doesn’t love Star Wars? With new Star Wars-themed attractions and restaurants opening on August 29th 2019, this is not an experience that you’ll want to miss. These new Star Wars attractions, located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will include custom lightsabers, your own interactive Millennium Falcon mission, and even a cantina for older Star Wars fans. For those that want to beat the rush, take advantage of Extra Magic Hours just by staying at a Disney Resort!


Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the perfect inclusive option for both children and adults who don’t like Halloween frights. From August 16st-November 1st, you can enjoy a firework and laser show, a costumed parade, and even musical accompaniment from friendly “cadavers!” The little ones will get a kick out of trick-or-treating with their favorite Disney characters—all dressed up for the occasion! The memories the kids make these special nights will last a lifetime.

Food and Wine Festival

Even if you set aside a full day and come with a completely empty stomach, you will likely not be able to eat and drink at all of the different countries around the world at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. From August 29th to November 23rd, this festival will be jam-packed with different cuisines, concerts, culinary experts, and seminars—all worth more than one day of spectacular celebration.

Disney After Hours

Disney doesn’t sleep when the parks close, and neither should you! With Disney After Hours on select night, your favorite parks can stay open past 11pm so that you can take advantage of faster wait times, pictures with your beloved characters, and more. Did we mention that popcorn, ice cream, and beverages are included in your ticket price? Hint: crashing after a day—and night—of Disney is easy with a Disney World hotel stay.

Mid-Day Magic Offer

If you want to visit for multiple days after 12pm for a reduced price, this ticket deal is for you! The Mid-Day Magic offer, however, can only be taken advantage of for two- to four-day ticket packages, perfect for a low-cost, extended Disney vacation!

Relive The Lion King

With the new movie just having been released, now is the best time to enjoy your nostalgia at Animal Kingdom. Experience the awe-inspiring performers at the Festival of the Lion King and the enchanting Tree of Life Awakenings at night. Additionally, explore the newly opened Rivers of Light before you go to sleep at your Disney Resort hotel.

New Surprise Character Appearances

Mickey and Minnie are in the swing of their Surprise Celebration event just for you and the kids! For a limited time, you can enjoy special appearances from Mickey and Minnie as well as the Incredibles, Mike and Sully, and more. Stay multiple days in the park so you don’t miss your favorites—they’ll only be here for quality family photos until September 30th.

Disney Resort Florida Residents Deal

From September 1st-December 24th, Florida residents are able to access an exclusive deal for those staying at Disney Resort hotels. This deal can reduce the cost of your Disney vacation with a whopping 25% off rooms on select nights.

Newly Opened Racing Academy

Disney just unveiled its newest show—Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy. This exciting show features dances and games exclusive to the Pixar series for one-of-a-kind family fun. Make sure to bring your camera; Cars 3’s Cruz Ramirez will be available for pictures following the show!
With so many different things going on the parks are sure to impress.  Whether you are experiencing Disney for the first time since you were a kid or reexperiencing the parks for the hundredth time, you can rekindle your childlike wonder and nostalgia with your very own Disney vacation. Contact Ima today to discuss your dream disney vacation package.

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