Food and Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure Park

You don’t want to miss out on this years Food and Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure Park! Now through April 12th, 2018 guests can enjoy a variety of foods from California and beyond.

As they have in previous years, the festival is mostly split up by marketplaces (booths) that each offer food that’s uniquely themed. This years booths include some staples from previous years including LA Style, Nuts About Cheese and I ❤️ Artichokes. Some newcomers include the Strawberry Patch, Cluck-a-Doodle-Moo, Eat Your Greens and Peppers Cali-Ente.

 Steak Slider at Cluck-a-Doodle-Moo

Steak Slider at Cluck-a-Doodle-Moo

Along with all the Marketplaces available, classes and celebrity chef appearances are available at a cost. Chefs include many of your favorites found on the Food Network. You’ll want to signup fast as these tend to sell out quickly!

Guests interested in sampling all of this years delicious food can purchase a wristband gift card which makes visiting all the Marketplaces fast and simple.


Maps and Tasting Passports are available through-out the Festival and list all that’s available to eat and where they are located.

Annual Passholders can take advantage of the Sip and Savor pass which allows them 8 Marketplace items excluding alcoholic drinks. The pass offers a discount on the combined 8 food items as well as collectible pins from each Marketplace. An Annual Pass and photo ID is required to purchase.

Pixar Fest To Debut New Fireworks Show "Together Forever"

“Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” will light up Disneyland® Park throughout Pixar Fest, beginning April 13, 2018. This all-new nighttime spectacular will celebrate friendship through dazzling pyrotechnics and memorable music.

Together Forever Fireworks

The stories of “Together Forever” will come to life through projections on iconic park locations: Sleeping Beauty Castle, the water screens of the Rivers of America, the façade of “it’s a small world” and the buildings of Main Street, U.S.A. This nighttime spectacular will even feature Buzz Lightyear and the house from “Up” flying over Sleeping Beauty Castle!

You can experience “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” when it begins at Disneyland Park April 13th as a part of Pixar Fest!

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New Details About Pixar Pier Are Here!

In addition to the newly reimagined Incredicoaster and all-new Lamplight Lounge, you will discover new experiences – both big and small – throughout the newly reimagined Pixar Pier.

In 2019, Jessie the yodeling cowgirl will invite you for a rootin’ tootin’ spin on Jessie’s Critter Carousel. Inspired by Jessie’s wilderness friends in the “Woody’s Roundup” television show from “Toy Story 2,” this newly reimagined attraction is a classic boardwalk carousel with a whimsical spin. Saddle up on one of 56 adorable friends, choosing from a turtle, snake, buzzard, armadillo, bunny, deer, raccoon, ram, skunk and two cozy logs inhabited by a family of owls.

And when Pixar Pier opens June 23, 2018 at Disney California Adventure® Park, you will find transformation around every corner.

Just past Lamplight Lounge, you will find Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats. Inspired by the lovable and not-at-all-abominable monster from “Monsters, Inc.,” this will be your go-to for frozen treats.

Pixar Pier Attractions

In the “Toy Story” neighborhood of Pixar Pier, big appetites and small fries alike will love the Poultry Palace. This giant fun meal inspired by Pixar’s short, “Toy Story Toon: Small Fry,” even comes with a Fun Meal Zurg!

You can also stop by Señor Buzz Churros, where Buzz has switched into Spanish mode to offer this quintessential Disneyland Resort treat.

Further down Pixar Pier, Angry Dogs will be serving up some hot items – which is the perfect place for Anger from “Inside Out.” The more he burns with rage, the hotter the dogs get! 

Make sure you come discover these and many more newly themed experiences throughout Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park! And be sure to purchase your discounted Disneyland® Resort theme park tickets here!

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25th EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

It's the 25th anniversary of the Epcot® International Flower and Garden Festival, and the park is once again overflowing with the brightest plants, flowers, trees and topiaries adorning both Future World and World Showcase.

Flower and Garden Festival 2018

Here are some of the top things you shouldn’t miss at the Festival:

  • Gardens, Gardens and More Gardens: In addition to all the natural flora throughout the park, the Walt Disney World® horticulture squad has curated some truly breathtaking gardens for Guests to enjoy this year. New garden destinations this year include “The How-To Garden” and “The Imagination Play Garden” which are perfect for adults and kids to enjoy together. Returning favorites include “The Goodness Garden Butterfly House” and “The Water Wise Garden,” which showcase environmental responsibility as well as just being fun!
  • Outdoor Kitchens: What would an Epcot Festival be without fun food and drinks? 15 Outdoor Kitchens this year grace World Showcase, with the newest being “The Honey Bee-Stro,” which features Roasted Cauliflower with Buckwheat Honey Carrot Purée; Honey Tandoori Chicken Flatbread with White Cheddar Cheese; and Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Ice Cream garnished with Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses. These dishes were created to showcase multiple honey varietals in creative and exciting ways. Returning Outdoor Kitchen favorites include “The Berry Basket” (featuring a lamb chop with quinoa salad and blackberry gastrique) and “THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brew” (featuring a pulled-pork slider and warm chocolate cake with Bourbon-salted caramel sauce and spiced pecans). YUM!
  • Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration: One of the beloved characters from Disney animated short cartoons, Spike the honeybee, has been “pollen-nating” throughout the Festival. In this springtime scavenger hunt, gardeners of all ages can follow Spike on his pollination trail around World Showcase, where he will “bee” busy collecting nectar and pollinating gardens at Epcot. To get started, you can purchase their map and stickers at Port of Entry. Available while supplies last.
  • Garden Rocks Concert Series: Each Friday through Monday of the Festival (what we like to call a “Disney Weekend”), favorite artists from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s will rock out at the America Gardens Theatre. Rick Springfield, Survivor and Lonestar are just some of the popular rock and rollers in the lineup. Each night, there will be three performances – 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. – and you can pair a wonderful meal at several of our Epcot restaurants with reserved concert seating in a nice package. Visit or call 407-WDW-DINE to book today!
  • Character Topiaries: Locations throughout the park feature some of the most beloved Disney and Disney•Pixar characters including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Lady and The Tramp and Buzz Lightyear.
  • Merchandise: Guests will find a wealth of hats, T-shirts, mugs and other fun Festival merchandise throughout Future World and World Showcase. 
  • Tours: One of the great ways to get the “inside track” on the Festival or the latest in gardening techniques is to take one of the tours offered during the Festival. There are tours of The Land pavilion greenhouses and the “Gardens of the World – Spring Edition.” There is also the daily Royal Tea Garden Tour at the United Kingdom pavilion that includes a tea tasting. Call 407-WDW-TOUR for more information, or to book tours.

If you are coming to this year’s festival, make sure you plan on more than one day to see, smell, hear, touch and taste everything.  

Be sure to purchase your 2018 discount Walt Disney World tickets with Park Savers.

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"Party For the Planet" To Mark Animal Kingdom's 20th Anniversary

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Earth Day, April 22, 2018 with an expanded “Party for the Planet” celebration April 22-May 5, 2018.

Rafiki’s Planet Watch will take center stage for the celebration, which will offer backstage experiences that allow you to learn about animal nutrition, visit the veterinary hospital, or hear how Disney promotes global wildlife conservation.

You can also commemorate your anniversary visit to the theme park with special photo opportunities, and kids can earn a limited-edition badge as part of the Wilderness Explorer program. Six different Tiffins Talks, themed-dinners hosted by animal experts at Tiffins full-service restaurant will be available to Guests who want to learn more about the animal residents at the park. And limited-edition merchandise will also be available for purchase, with one piece being a special-edition print created by renowned Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde. (He will be available to sign prints on April 22, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. at Discovery Trading Company. Quantities are limited). 

Other experiences coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom this spring include:

  • April 22 will mark the debut of a brand-new show, UP! A Great Bird Adventure featuring Russell and Dug from the Disney•Pixar animated comedy-adventure film “UP.” The show will give you the chance to see Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his fuzzy friend Dug in a new adventure that includes encounters with exotic birds from around the world. This free-flying show will be performed multiple times daily.
  • A “dino-tastic” celebration with Donald and his friends will also premiere Memorial Day weekend in DinoLand, U.S.A. This dinosaur-themed party celebrates Donald Duck’s discovery that his bird ancestors were actually dinosaurs. DinoLand U.S.A. will feature colorful new décor and playful character greetings with rarely seen pals like Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack and more. A DJ-powered dance party will mix tunes from the truck-o-saurus stage, capping the nighttime festivities.
  • Memorial Day 2018 commemorates the one-year anniversary of Pandora – The World of Avatar. Here, travelers are transported to a mystical world of floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and breathtaking new experiences. Inspired by the blockbuster film, AVATAR, the epic land invites guests to explore a glowing landscape, encounter a larger-than-life Na’vi Shaman of Songs and soar on the back of a banshee. 

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Is A Coco-themed Attraction In Disney's Future?

Just as Maelstrom at EPCOT was changed into Frozen Ever After, we're calling that the Gran Fiesta Tour in the Mexico Pavilion will change to a Coco-themed attraction in the near future. When we were last there Coco was fresh in theaters and doing very well. As soon as we jumped onto the Gran Fiesta Tour attraction it just hit us; this could very well be changed into a Coco attraction.

While the Gran Fiesta Tour is a classic in our book, the younger generations don't know who the Three Caballeros are or any of the films they were in. The latest we've seen of them was in one of the new Mickey Cartoons but only for a brief second.

With the success of Frozen Ever After replacing Maelstrom it just makes sense that Disney would change the Gran Fiesta Tour into Coco. It would represent the Mexico Pavilion well and would be a great update to current characters that the younger generations know. Plus the Grand Fiesta Tour is all about music and so is Coco! 

While Disney has not revealed any plans to change the Gran Fiesta Tour at this point, we're calling it right now. Coco!

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Toy Story Land Will Open June 30th at Walt Disney World

It’s official! Toy Story Land, the highly-anticipated toy-filled land inspired by the beloved “Toy Story” films, will open to Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® June 30, 2018.

When it opens, Guests visiting Toy Story Land will “shrink” to the size of a toy and join in on the fun Woody, Jessie, Buzz, and Andy’s other beloved toys are having in Andy’s backyard. Here, your Clients can take a ride on Slinky Dog Dash, a roller coaster Andy has assembled from his Mega Coaster Play Kit and topped off with Slinky and Jessie. (Check out the time-lapse video below of one of Slinky Dog Dash’s first test runs).

Families will also be able to take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers, a galactic play set that Andy won from Pizza Planet. Here, adorable little green aliens swirl about in their flying saucers with guests in tow in their rocket ship toys, while “The Claw” hangs overhead.

You can also walk through a new carnival game box to experience Toy Story Mania!, which has been a Guest-favorite attraction at the park since it opened in 2008. Now expanded with a third track, the popular attraction will put even more Guests in the action taking aim at 3D objects – using everything from baseballs to cream pies – in a variety of whimsical, fast-paced games.

Woody’s Lunch Box – actually, Andy’s lunch box that he’s set on its side – will serve up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats from a walk-up window setting. The entire land will serve as a visual celebration of toys, with Crayons, Cooties, Green Army Men, Rubik’s Cubes, Tinkertoys, and other familiar toys and game pieces incorporated into the land’s design.

Be sure to get your 2018 Walt Disney World tickets with Park Savers at discounted prices!

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Last summer, we announced plans for an immersive Star Wars-inspired resort to be built at Walt Disney World® Resort. Tonight we’re happy to share more details on what this thrilling new resort, which will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, will be like.

This first-of-its-kind resort will combine luxury with complete immersion into an authentic Star Wars story. Guests’ journey through space will start when everyone departs together for a multi-day Stars Wars adventure by boarding a starship alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during a voyage through the galaxy.

At the resort, Guests immediately become active citizens of the galaxy and can dress up in the proper attire. Every resort window will also have a view into space. The opportunity for immersion at this resort will also stand out among all Disney resorts around the globe, as it will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, allowing guests a total Star Wars experience.

Stay tuned for future updates on this fascinating place!


Our first Mickey-themed ride-through attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, is opening in 2019 – and we have new, exciting details to share! 

During D23 Expo Japan, Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced the opening year and showed how we’re pulling out all of the stops to make Mickey’s first attraction an unbelievable experience for everyone. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will feature a new catchy theme song created especially for the attraction as well as a new experience that defies logic that we’re calling 2 ½-D. No glasses required. 

Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway

On the attraction, the fun begins when Guests see the premiere of a new cartoon short with Mickey and Minnie getting ready for a picnic. As they head out, they drive alongside a train and find out that the engineer is Goofy. Then, one magical moment lets you step into the movie and on Goofy’s train for a wacky, wild ride. 

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will put you inside the wacky and unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short where they’re the star and anything can happen. And for the first time, we shared a preview of what the cars will look like when Guests board the attraction for a zany, out-of-control adventure filled with surprising twists and turns. 

The teams helping create the attraction are currently working with partners at Disney Television Animation—the people who create the popular and award-winning Mickey Shorts – to keep the characters and story authentic and to make sure you’re able to step through the movie screen and join Mickey and his friends like never before.

Stay tuned to Disney Travel News for future updates on the Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

2018 Disney Parks and Resorts Price Increase

The 2018 price increase effects guests in more than just one way (higher prices). The following details have been released concerning the new price increase:

We know how important making memories at Disney theme parks is to families and we will continue to evolve our pricing in way that gives families a range of options to meet their budget and helps better spread attendance throughout the year so they can make the most of every visit.

Disneyland® Resort

Effective Feb. 11, 2018 ticket prices, including Annual Passport prices at Disneyland Resort will be adjusted. As a part of this adjustment, the Annual Passport renewal discount will be discontinued.

Walt Disney World® Resort

Effective Feb. 11, 2018, ticket prices at Walt Disney World Resort will be adjusted. Other price adjustments include theme park parking, theme park lockers and Minnie Van service.

As previously shared, later this year, Walt Disney World Resort plans to implement date-based pricing. Given the small percentage of Guests that purchase a 1-day ticket at Walt Disney World, extending pre-published, date-specific pricing to multi-day tickets will further advance our efforts spread to attendance throughout the year and ensure all Guests have a magical experience no matter when they visit.

Remember you can still get discounted Disneyland tickets at 2017 pricing with Park Savers for a limited-time!

'Incredible Summer' Coming to Walt Disney World

This summer, beloved stories from several Disney films will come to life at Walt Disney World® Resort in the form of new attractions, entertainment, experiences and more at all four parks, setting up summer 2018 to truly be an “Incredible Summer.”

Here’s what you can expect at each Walt Disney World® Resort location.

The Incredibles Take Over Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom® Park – You can party with Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and Frozone from Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and the soon-to-be blockbuster “Incredibles 2.” Edna Mode, the greatest superhero costume designer, will also make her debut appearance. Each evening, you can enjoy a “SUPER” dance party on the Rocket Tower Stage. [NOTE: Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” opens in theaters June 15, 2018.]

The Guardians of the Galaxy Take the Stage at Epcot® – StarLord, and Gamora from “The Guardians of the Galaxy” will join an alien band, taking you on a journey through the cosmos. The party will feature hits from Awesome Mix Tapes 1 and 2 – fun and favorite tunes from the two movies’ soundtracks – building the anticipation for a new Epcot Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. 

“Adventurers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure” & A “Dino-Tastic” Celebration for Donald Duck Will Debut At Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park – Two new can’t-miss offerings will debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in time for the park’s 20th anniversary. First, you can discover new bird species from around the world at the new show “Adventurers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure,” which will star Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug. The park will also launch a “dino-tastic” celebration, in which Donald Duck takes over Dinoland, U.S.A., in a new character celebration.

And last, but not least … 

Toy Story Land Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® – One major highlight of “Incredible Summer” will be the grand opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This new 11-acre land will shrink guests to the size of a toy and allow them go explore the fun and adventure of Andy’s backyard. There, your Clients can experience two new attractions: the family coaster Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers. Toy Story Land also will feature an existing guest-favorite attraction, Toy Story Mania!, which will expand to add a third track into the rotation. The land’s Woody’s Lunch Box will be a new quick-service restaurant that will offer up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats to Toy Story Land Guests.

Be sure to purchase your discounted Walt Disney World tickets from Park Savers now for 2018 before a price increase happens!

2018 Disneyland® Resort Price Increase Is Coming

Based on previous years we suspect a price increase for 2018 Disneyland® Resort tickets. Historically the ticket increase could be anywhere from $4-$20 per ticket and may include a price increase for Annual Passes as well. We would expect to see the increase happen within the next 30-45 days.

Luckily for you Park Savers is still offering 2017 discounted prices! Even after the price increase we will still have 2017 prices for a very limited-time. If you plan to visit the parks ANYTIME is 2018 now is the time to buy.

Don't miss the Pixar Fest Celebration at Disneyland® Resort, and the summer debut of the new Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure® Park. 

Ticket specials going on right now include Adults Pay Kids Price on 3 and 4-Day Park Hopper® tickets. All tickets are currently at 2017 discounted prices including 1-Park Per Day tickets and Park Hopper® tickets.

Changes Coming To "it's a small world" Mall at Disneyland

Once “it’s a small world” returns to its classic version, transitioning from “it’s a small world” Holiday, you may notice work continuing in the promenade in front of the attraction. The location of the queue will be moved – along with other enhancements, including a new parade route entrance and stroller area – allowing Guests to travel through “it’s a small world” Mall with greater ease.

“it’s a small world” Mall is a popular area of Disneyland® Park. In addition to accessing “it’s a small world,” Guests use the promenade in front of the attraction to get to Mickey’s Toontown and Fantasyland Theatre, among other offerings. The slightly adjusted parade route will make room for the attraction’s new queue, creating more space in the area.

“it’s a small world” Holiday will close on Jan. 22, 2018 and “it’s a small world” will reopen on Feb. 2, 2018. The aforementioned changes are expected to complete in spring, when “Pixar Play Parade” will step off the new parade route entrance during Pixar Fest, beginning April 13, 2018.

Be sure to purchase your discounted Disneyland tickets for 2018 with Park Savers!


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New Walt Disney World Ticket Extra Available

Beginning Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, Guests staying in rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels that are eligible for Disney Signature Services and who have purchased a 3-day or longer theme park ticket or an annual pass are able to purchase a theme park extra for $50 plus tax per Guest per day as part of a new, limited pilot program to receive the following:

  • Three additional FastPass+ selections per day. FastPass+ attractions and entertainment experiences, the number of selections you can make and available arrival windows are limited.
  • The opportunity to reserve these three additional FastPass+ selections in more than one theme park when a valid Park Hopper option is also purchased with the ticket.
  • A booking window of up to 90 days in advance for these three additional FastPass+ selections and the ability to book them at multiple top-tier attractions. Guests may not repeat the same FastPass+ attraction during a single day.
  • Preferred viewing location for nighttime spectaculars, one per day, including Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom®Park, Illuminations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot®, Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Advanced reservation is required and availability of each nighttime spectacular preferred viewing location is limited.

All theme park Guests with valid theme park admission continue to receive up to three FastPass+ selections at a single park per day at no extra charge, as well as additional day-of in-park selections that may be reserved and redeemed one-at-a-time after those initial three selections are redeemed.

9 Reasons You Need To Visit A Disney Theme Park In 2018

9 reasons you need to visit a Disney theme park in 2018

2018 is looking to be an incredible year for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts filled with new additions, anniversaries and celebrations and Festivals. Check-out some of the exciting things happening this year!

Disneyland® Resort

1. New Dining, Retail & Family-Friendly Entertainment Coming to Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland Resort in Early 2018 – New dining and entertainment experiences are coming to Downtown Disney District very soon, including Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire by ILMxLAB and The VOID and Splitsville Luxury Lanes. D-Street will also be reimagined into a retail space that offers Disney fans a variety of Disney-themed home goods.

2. Lunar New Year Festival Returns to Disney California Adventure® Park, Jan. 26-Feb. 18, 2018 – This spectacular festival will feature Hurry Home — Lunar New Year Celebration, a nighttime water show on Paradise Bay; specialty Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese foods at marketplaces; Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession; traditional crafts and more.

3. Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Expands to Six Weeks in 2018 –Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will return March 2-April 12, 2018, bringing delicious cuisine, specialty beverages and exciting entertainment to Disneyland Resort Guests for its third season. The culinary festival will expand to six weeks, with more days for you to enjoy the flavors of the Golden State. More than a dozen Festival Marketplaces will feature California-inspired tastes and sips. Guests will experience presentations and demonstrations with celebrity chefs such as Robert Irvine and Alex Guarnaschelli; food and beverage tastings; winemaker dinners; beer, wine and spirit seminars – all in addition to live music, entertainment and special activities throughout the festival.

4. Pixar Fest Brings Celebration of Friendship Throughout Disneyland Resort Beginning April 13 – Beginning April 13, 2018, this limited-time celebration of friendship and beyond will feature the debut of an all-new “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” and the return of two favorite parades as well as even more beloved Pixar characters, new décor, atmosphere entertainment, themed food and beverage and new merchandise items.  

5. Pixar Pier Will Debut This Summer – This summer will bring a transformed land for you to experience at Disney California Adventure park when Pixar Pier opens along the southern shore of Paradise Bay, with newly themed attractions, foods and merchandise throughout. This new, permanent land in the area that is now Paradise Pier will introduce four new neighborhoods representing beloved Disney·Pixar stories: “The Incredibles,” “Toy Story,” “Inside Out” and a fourth neighborhood that will be a celebration of many of your favorite Pixar stories.  

Walt Disney World® Resort

6. Disney Springs® Will Welcome Eight New Dining Locations – A total of eight exciting new F&B locations are set to make their grand debuts at Disney Springs in 2018. The Edison, along with Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, Enzo’s Hideaway and Pizza Ponte are scheduled to open early in 2018, while Terralina Crafted Italian, Wine Bar George, Jaleo and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill are set to debut later on in the year.  

7. The Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival Celebrates its 25th Anniversary –This year’s festival will run from Feb. 28-May 28, 2018. The 90-day event brings with it a multitude of Disney character topiaries, tasty offerings at 15 Outdoor Kitchens, garden tours, the Garden Rocks music series, new kids’ activities, the Egg-Stravaganza scavenger hunt and much more.

8. Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary – The  theme park dedicated to celebrating life in the animal kingdom will mark a milestone 20th anniversary on Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  

9. Toy Story Land Opens in Summer 2018 – The highly anticipated expansion at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will debut to Guests this summer, and with it, two new attractions: Alien Swirling Saucers and the Slinky Dog Dash family coaster. You can already catch a glimpse of what’s in store inside the park’s Walt Disney Presents attraction, where you can view the model and some attraction vehicle maquettes.

Incredicoaster Opens This Summer At California Adventure Park

This summer will bring a transformed land to Disney California Adventure® Park with Pixar Pier, featuring the Incredicoaster – a new experience featuring characters from “The Incredibles.” A super combination of character figures, lighting and special effects will bring the action to life as the Parr family races alongside you in an attempt to catch baby Jack-Jack! In the video below, the Imagineers creating this experience tell you more about the Incredicoaster story and how they approach storytelling on a high-speed attraction. Your Clients can experience the Incredicoaster this summer at Disney California Adventure Park!

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Getting Around the Disney Parks For Less

Part of your Disney vacation experience includes a lot of travelling. Not just getting to the parks but once you arrive as well. While there are several options out there for transportation there are only a few that we would recommend.

Airport Transportation

Once you've arrived to LA or Orlando you still need to figure out how to get from the airport to your hotel or the resort. In Orlando if you're staying on property we would always suggest using Disney's Magical Express, a free shuttle bus from MCO to your hotel. You can schedule the bus here after you've booked your property hotel. 

In Anaheim, if you've flown into SNA - Orange County or LAX you can take the Disneyland Express. It will drop you off at your hotel and is typically available every hour. Book your reservation in advance here or just pay once you get on the bus. Use coupon code AOC to save $10 off a RT ticket from LAX.

For everyone else we would suggest using LYFT or Uber to help you get from the airport to your hotel or the resort. They are much cheaper than a taxi and are readily available for all airports. A trip from Long Beach Airport or Orange County Airport will cost you about $25 for up to 4 people. From LAX it will cost your about $35-$40. 

From Orlando Intl. Airport to Walt Disney World it will cost you about $40, again, if you didn't sign up for the free transportation on Disney's Magical Express.

Getting a ride is as simple as installing the app for either company and request your first ride. You can even use our LYFT coupon code parksavers50 or Uber code uberparksavers20. You'll receive up to $20 off your first ride with each company.

Getting Around the Resort

Once you're at the parks getting around when needed can also get pricey if you're thinking about renting a car or taking taxi's.

One thing to keep in mind is that rental cars cost per day but they also can incur parking fees at your hotel and/or the parks. This adds up fast with parking costing $20+ per day and a hotel parking fee of $10+ per day.

In Orlando at Disney World be sure to utilize the free bus transportation from your hotel to the parks and from park to park. This is available to all guests whether you're staying on property or not.

Now if you don't want to wait in long bus lines or you need to get to a store for any reason we would suggest taking a LYFT or Uber. From park to park they can be as little as $6-$8 per ride and are readily available.

At Disneyland in Anaheim we would suggest doing the same, using a LYFT or Uber to get around. There is a LYFT and Uber drop off point just outside the main entrance on the East side of the Resort or you can have them drop you off at Downtown Disney. Do not ask them to drop you off at a Disney Hotel. For security reasons the Cast Members will have the driver take you elsewhere as the hotel is for registered guests only.

Following these suggestions can help you save several hundred dollars on your next Disney vacation just in the transportation part of your trip. For even more savings on hotels, packages and tickets be sure to visit 

Black Friday - Cyber Monday Deals!

We have several great offers going on for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and all the days in-between! Deals include FREE days and Adults Pay Kids Prices at your favorite theme parks! Plus get a Park Savers EXCLUSIVE offer for Universal Studios Orlando™!

Disneyland® Resort

  1. Adults Pay Kids Prices on 3 and 4-day Park Hopper tickets!
  2. Get your 5th day FREE when you purchase a 4-day Park Hopper ticket!

Universal Studios Hollywood®

  1. Adults Pay Kids Prices on any 2-day general admission ticket!


  1. Buy any 1-day Hopper get your 2nd day FREE!


We have a very special offer for Universal Studios Orlando EXCLUSIVE TO PARK SAVERS! You can't get this deals anywhere else! Be sure to purchase this limited-time offer through our exclusive link below!

Purchase a 2-Park 2-Day Park-to-Park ticket get your 3rd Park FREE!

Tickets must be purchased between Nov. 23rd and Nov. 27th, 2017 for use between Nov. 23rd, 2017 through Nov. 23rd, 2018. Offer is exclusive to Park Savers and must be purchased using the link above.

Celebrate The Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood is THE place to be this Holiday Season!

This Holiday Season prepared to be blown away by Universal Studios Hollywood! Guests visiting the park between Nov. 8th and Jan. 7th, 2018 will be immersed in the Holiday fun put on throughout the park.

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Celebrate Christmas in your favorite place, Hogsmeade! With special entertainment like the Holiday Frog Choir, festive decor including lights, wreaths, and garlands everywhere, and of course the music and light show featuring the Hogwarts Castle! It's like nothing you've ever experienced before!



It's back! Grinchmas features your favorite Who-ville characters doing all their favorite Christmas traditions! Get your photo taken with the Grinch himself and his best helper Max. Help decorate ornaments for the Christmas tree while listening to the Wholiday singers. End the night with a story reading by Cindy Lou Who and a performance by Who Dolls!

Merry and Mischievous Minions

Even the Minions are getting in on the Holiday action! Get a picture with your favorite Minions dressed up in all their holiday gear before taking a ride on Minion Mayhem!

You don't want to miss out on the Holiday celebration happening at Universal Studios Hollywood this year! You also don't want to miss out on saving money on your tickets! Purchase your tickets now and save up to $20 off per ticket!

Last-Minute Disneyland Trip: Planning and Saving Tips

Looking to book a last-minute Disneyland trip? Here's everything you need to know about tickets, hotels, dining, and saving.

Last-minute Disneyland trips are a lot of fun! You're super excited about going because just a few minutes ago you weren't even planning on it. As it sinks in you're thinking about how much you have to do to get ready. Our last-minute Disneyland trip guide can help you process everything while offering tips for booking and saving (even last-minute planners get savings).


You can still purchase discounted tickets for Disneyland in last-minute scenarios. Visit Park Savers for Disneyland ticket discounts. They have the best deals and allow you to book your tickets just a few days before arrival.

Be sure to see what specials they are running on their tickets like a free day or Adults at Kids pricing. No matter what you find you'll pay less than gate or online pricing with them.


A Disneyland Property hotel may be impossible to book at this point because they tend to fill-up months before. Not to fret. Be sure to look everywhere before giving up. Park Savers has great inventory and great pricing. Besides them check-out Disney themselves, Expedia, Priceline, or They all have different inventory so you may get lucky. 

If you don't care about staying on property we'll recommend some of our favorite hotels with great amenities like free parking, breakfast, and close to the parks.

  • Residence Inn Marriott Convention Center - Free breakfast (the best around) and a 5 minute walk to the parks.
  • Desert Palms Hotel and Suites - Free parking and breakfast and a 5 minute walk to the parks.
  • Desert Inn and Suites - Free breakfast and a 1 minute walk to the parks.
  • Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel - Free parking and breakfast, 10 minute walk to the parks.


If you need to fly in last-minute check Southwest airlines. They are the cheapest followed by JetBlue. Airports near Disneyland include SNA - Orange County, LGB - Long Beach, and finally LAX - Los Angeles. SNA is closest followed by Long Beach then LAX. 

Getting to and from the airport can be pricey. We always recommend using Uber or LYFT. If you've never used them before use our coupon codes:

Uber Code: deang2368ue - $20 off your first ride!

LYFT code: parksavers50 - Up to $50 in free ride credit!

These are great for getting to and from places as well including picking up and dropping off at the parks from a non-property hotel.


Unlike its sister park, Disneyland doesn't take 100+ day reservations for its restaurants. If you're looking for reservations at the Blue Bayou or Carthay Circle Restaurant we would suggest downloading the Disneyland Mobile App right now and start searching! And don't stop searching! Search many times per day! People cancel reservations all the time so the more you search the better chance you have at getting a reservation.

Outside of those two restaurants most of the Disneyland dining is quick service. You can bring in your own food like packed lunches. When you arrive in Anaheim head to Wal-Mart or Vons and buy what you need. Vons does delivery to your hotel for free but you may pay slightly higher prices for the food items. Sometimes not.

We'll leave you with one of our favorite food tips: The Red Wagon Corndog stand in Disneyland Park is the best. It's even better when you tell them you just want a corndog, no chips. You'll save over $2.00....huzzah!


Take the trip! You'll have no regrets visiting the Happiest Place on Earth! The sun is always shining, it's nice and warm, Mickey and the gang are waiting to greet you, and Indiana Jones is ready for another adventure! That's what makes last-minute Disneyland trips so fun!