Disney World Enthusiast Weekly Round Up November 24, 2019

Here’s the Disney World Enthusiast Weekly Round Up for November 24, 2019!

Latest Disney World Enthusiast Articles

Disney Did You Know

The 45-foot-tall tree in the lobby of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge features authentic African decor of handmade baskets and reproductions of traditional African masks.

ChristmasTip Of The Week

If you happen to be attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, be sure to watch the parade from Main Street, U.S.A. Only at this location will you be able to enjoy the extra magic of falling snow. Even though I see more than enough snow where I live in Colorado, there is something quite special about the beauty of snow in Magic Kingdom!

Looking for more tips like this? Click here!

Walt DisneyWalt’s Words

“The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.”

Featured Advertiser

Create your own unique look with a personalized Disney MagicBand Skin. Magic YOUR Band has a range of designs to choose from that you can use as-is or customize with your own text. And if you want to take it to the next level, you can even upload your own photos or images to fully personalize, customize, and decorate your MagicBand. With great discounts for multi-buys, why not create one for the whole family? For more information or to start customizing your own Magic YOUR Band Skin now, please click here.

501 WaysFeatured Book

UPDATED for 2020! The difference between an average and an outstanding Walt Disney World trip is in the details. Kristi Fredericks helps make your dream vacation a reality with her numerous tips and tricks to save money, time, and sanity while at the happiest place on earth in her new book “501 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Walt Disney World Vacation”. For more information, to read an excerpt, or to purchase, please click here.

dwe logo small size white bkgdComing Up Next Week

Next week I’ll have some planning information plus all of the latest Disney World news!

Have a wonderful week!

4-Park Magic Tickets Are A Great Way To Experience Walt Disney World

Recently Walt Disney World announced a new type of admission that is a fantastic option for guests that are looking for a deal and don’t want to park hop…the 4-Park Magic ticket. These tickets allow guests one visit to each of the four parks – Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom during a seven day period and can be upgraded to include a day at a water park plus admission to the NBA Experience. If you think this ticket might work for your family, check out all of the details courtesy of Disney:

There’s so much to look forward to at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, with the holiday season in full swing and a year of new experiences on the horizon. To immerse themselves in all this magic, guests can take advantage of the newest four-day 4-Park Magic Ticket, now available from $89 per day (plus tax), or $356 total (plus tax) – a great value option for everything from a last-minute getaway to a meticulously planned dream vacation.

The 4-Park Magic Ticket has proven to be a favorite ticket option for guests in recent years, as it provides one visit to each of the four Walt Disney World theme parks. For the first time, this latest version of the 4-Park Magic Ticket can be upgraded to include one admission to either Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or Disney’s Blizzard Beach water parks, plus one admission to the new NBA Experience at Disney Springs.

Here are details about this special offer:

  • 4-Park Magic Ticket is a four-day ticket that includes one admission to each of the four Walt Disney World theme parks (one park per day). Guests must select a start date on or before September 30, 2020, and the ticket expires seven days after the selected start date.
    • Adult (ages 10+): from $89 per day, plus tax (from $356 total, plus tax); prices vary based on start date selected; lower prices may apply on certain dates
    • Add one admission to one water park and one admission to NBA Experience for an extra $40, plus tax (ages 10+)
    • Child (ages 3-9) prices available

For more information about the 4-Park Magic Ticket, please click here

With holiday festivities happening all across Walt Disney World Resort, the 4-Park Magic Ticket is a great way for families to share in this joyous season:

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom is fully decked for the holidays for the first time, with holiday décor in every land, plus festive new entertainment.
  • The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays takes place November 29 – December 30, featuring the beloved Candlelight Processional along with special Holiday Kitchens and more.
  • At Magic Kingdom Park, Queen Elsa transforms Cinderella Castle into a glittering centerpiece of the season during A Frozen Holiday Wish.
  • Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a must-see holiday nighttime spectacular.

The magic continues into 2020, when guests will discover even more unforgettable experiences across all four Walt Disney World theme parks:

  • At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests are now living their own Star Wars adventures inside the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and, starting December 5, they can join a climactic battle against the First Order as part of the groundbreaking new attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
  • Magic Kingdom Park offers unlimited enchantment with classic, fan-favorite attractions and spectacular entertainment, such as the must-see fireworks-and-projection show Happily Ever After,” or the new Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party.
  • At Epcot, the new limited-time nighttime spectacular Epcot Forever dazzles with soaring fireworks, inspiring music, lasers and colorful glowing kites that light up the sky above World Showcase Lagoon. In early 2020, Epcot welcomes another exciting festival season with the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, January 17 – February 24, followed by the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, March 4 – June 1.
  • At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, guests can explore Pandora – The World of Avatar, an immersive land featuring massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rain forests and unbelievable experiences including Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey.

501 WaysHeading to Disney World soon?

If you are planning a vacation to Disney World, be sure to check out these valuable resources to help you save time and money:

Do you think 4-Park Magic Tickets would work for you?
Please leave a comment; we would love to hear from you!

Ron Jon Surf Shop Now Open In Disney Springs

If you have ventured outside the Disney bubble on one of your Walt Disney World vacations, you may have checked out one of my all-time favorite destinations…Cocoa Beach. And one of the landmarks of this surfers’ paradise is, of course, the massive Ron Jon Surf Shop on North Atlantic Avenue. If you love this shop and all of its fantastic merchandise as much as I do, you will be excited hear that you no longer need to make the drive to the coast. A brand new 10,000 square-foot Ron Jon is now open in Disney Springs! Here’s the scoop, courtesy of Disney:


The 10,000-square-foot store, which marks Ron Jon Surf Shop’s 12th location in the U.S., is situated in the Town Center at Disney Springs, the shopping, dining and entertainment district at Walt Disney World Resort.

According to Debbie Harvey, president and COO of Ron Jon Surf Shop, the company selected Disney Springs as a location for its new store because of the shopping destination’s immense popularity with visitors as well as locals in the Orlando market, many of whom are familiar with the Ron Jon brand.

“We are thrilled about the new Ron Jon store located at Disney Springs,” Harvey said. “This is an extremely popular shopping destination for local residents and the millions of visitors coming to the Orlando area, and we feel it’s the perfect location for a new Ron Jon Surf Shop.”

Ron Jon Surf Shop was founded in 1959 on the New Jersey shore out of an appreciation for the sport of surfing. Two years later, “The Original” Ron Jon Surf Shop opened in Long Beach Island, New Jersey. The lifestyle-apparel and board-sports-equipment retailer has since opened stores in Cocoa Beach, Fort Myers, Key West, Panama City Beach, Clearwater Beach, and Pensacola Beach, Florida. The flagship store in Cocoa Beach is the world’s largest surf shop.  It operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


501 WaysHeading to Disney World soon?

If you are planning a vacation to Disney World, be sure to check out these valuable resources to help you save time and money:

Will you be checking out the Ron Jon Surf Shop?
Please leave a comment; I would love to hear from you!