Monthly Archives: December 2015

#TBT Throwback Thursday Disney Style

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#TBT It’s Throwback Thursday! Anyone else remember this?

This photo is of Dreamfinder and his Dream Mobile from the Journey Into Imagination ride in the Imagination Pavilion in Epcot. This photo was taken in 1984.

This attraction has had two updates/changes: the first in 1999 when the ride got a complete overhaul and the named changed to Journey Into Your Imagination, and the second in 2002 when they decided bring back the beloved character Figment who had been removed in the first update causing an upset with many Figment fans.

Currently the attraction is named Journey Into Imagination With Figment. Are you a fan of the Journey Into Imagination ride? What about Figment? My son will tell you that Figment is his absolute favorite character within the parks! We love the song Figment sings also, “One Little Spark”. Can you sing along?

One little spark, of inspiration
Is at the heart, of all creation.
Right at the start, of everything that’s new.
One little spark, lights up for you.

Two tiny wings, eyes big and yellow.
Horn of a steer, but a lovable fellow.
From head to tail, he’s royal purple pigment.
And there, viola!, you’ve got a Figment!

We all have sparks, imaginations.
That’s how our minds, create creations.
For they can make, our wildest dreams come true.
Those magic sparks, in me and you.

Imagination, imagination.
A dream, can be a dream come true.
With just that spark, in me and you.

 

Melissa Furches is a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel. If you are interested in booking your own family vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland or Disney Cruise Line, please contact Melissa at melissaf@mmvagent.com or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Must.Meet.Mickey. All travel agent services are free, and can take the questions and worries out of planning your family vacation! Contact Melissa today!

Where in Walt Disney World Wednesday

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It’s Where in Walt Disney World Wednesday! Right now, WDW is decorated for Christmas. Do you know where in WDW you can find this statue?

Answer below in the comments! (Hint, hint – if you really like to always be the one to answer first, I also play this game on Twitter and Facebook! Find the links and play there too!)

 

 

Melissa Furches is a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel. If you are interested in booking your own family vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland or Disney Cruise Line, please contact Melissa at melissaf@mmvagent.com or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Must.Meet.Mickey. All travel agent services are free, and can take the questions and worries out of planning your family vacation! Contact Melissa today!

Big Disney News! Price Drop!

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BIG DISNEY NEWS! Price Drop! It’s not every day that you’ll see the words “price drop” in a Walt Disney World post!

Disney has lowered pricing for the popular Memory Maker photo service. Pricing has dropped by $20. If purchased more than 3 days in advance of your trip, it is $149. Otherwise, it is $169.
Memory Maker offers professional photographs of your family taken while on vacation in Disney. Some photographers have magical extras, ride photos (and videos on some attractions) are included, and you can add your own photo embellishments! Here are a few embellished photos from my last family trip!

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If you haven’t purchased your Memory Maker yet, now might just be the time to do it! Not sure if this is a temporary price drop of if the new price is here to stay, but I certainly wouldn’t chance it. Need more information about a Walt Disney World vacation? Let me know!

Melissa Furches is a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel. If you are interested in booking your own family vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland or Disney Cruise Line, please contact Melissa at melissaf@mmvagent.com or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Must.Meet.Mickey. All travel agent services are free, and can take the questions and worries out of planning your family vacation! Contact Melissa today!

#FlashbackFriday Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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#FlashbackFriday Pretend it is 1989! Walt Disney World has just opened a third park called Disney’s MGM Studios! That’s right! #HollywoodStudios used to be known as #MGMStudios!

When the park first opened in May 1989, it featured only a few attractions. The list of attractions included: The Great Movie Ride (still in operation), The Backstage Studio Tour (this was originally a 2 hour tour! It was later shortened and has since permanently closed to make way for new attractions), The Magic of Disney Animation Tour (changed several times over the years, permanently closed on July 12, 2015 to make way for the new Star Wars Launch Bay attraction), The Monster Sound Show (closed July 1997), and Superstar Television (closed September 1998).

The park’s original icon was the Earful Tower. The park added a new icon, The Sorcerer’s Hat in 2001 although the Earful Tower still stood and was able to be seen up close during The Backstage Studio Tour. The Sorcerer’s Hat was placed in front of the Chinese Theater that houses The Great Movie Ride. The hat icon was removed in 2015 leaving the Earful Tower to represent the park on the map again.

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The restaurants 50’s Prime Time Cafe, Hollywood and Vine and the Hollywood Brown Derby were all original restaurants at the park’s opening. These three restaurants are still open today, though the park has added a few more.

The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular Show and Star Tours were both added later in the year in 1989. Indiana Jones came in August while Star Tours debuted in December.

Just for reference, here’s a look at this same entrance sign as it looked just a few years ago. I believe this photo is dated 2012.

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Are you a fan of Disney’s Hollywood Studios park? Where does it rank in your list of first – fourth? Do you have a favorite ride or attraction there? Excited for the upcoming changes the park will be taking on? I want to hear from you. Let me know your thoughts on Hollywood Studios in the comments below!

Melissa Furches is a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel. If you are interested in booking your own family vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland or Disney Cruise Line, please contact Melissa at melissaf@mmvagent.com or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Must.Meet.Mickey. All travel agent services are free, and can take the questions and worries out of planning your family vacation! Contact Melissa today!

Where in Walt Disney World Wednesday!

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It’s Where in Walt Disney World Wednesday! Do you know where in WDW you can find this? Answer below in the comments!

 

 

Melissa Furches is a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel. If you are interested in booking your own family vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland or Disney Cruise Line, please contact Melissa at melissaf@mmvagent.com or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Must.Meet.Mickey. All travel agent services are free, and can take the questions and worries out of planning your family vacation! Contact Melissa today!

Layaway Your Disney Vacation!

Can’t pay for your Walt Disney World vacation right now? No worries! You can layaway your trip!

All it costs to reserve your Walt Disney World vacation is a $200 deposit. That’s right! $200 is all you need now! The remaining balance is due 30 days before you travel. Payments can be made at anytime up until the due date, and in any amount. You can also wait and pay the balance in full at the time it is due. Is it easier to make scheduled payments? Let’s discuss and we can set a payment plan in motion.

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Contact me today for a free, no-obligation vacation quote. We’ll tailor a plan for your family. Now is a perfect time to start planning and saving for your 2016 vacation. Make your deposit today and wrap up a vacation announcement to put under your tree!

 

Melissa Furches is a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel. If you are interested in booking your own family vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland or Disney Cruise Line, please contact Melissa at melissaf@mmvagent.com or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Must.Meet.Mickey. All travel agent services are free, and can take the questions and worries out of planning your family vacation! Contact Melissa today!

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