EPCOT A New Experience Awaits

When Walt Disney spoke about a new theme park coming to Florida, aside from the Magic Kingdom, he spoke of a new kind of theme park where he envisioned a new type of community. A utopian city of the future, EPCOT, Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, opened October 1, 1982. Unable to get funding for this project with out the start of the Magic Kingdom building along with his passing his dream for EPCOT was never realized.

“EPCOT will be an experimental prototype community of tomorrow that will take its cue from the new ideas and new 
technologies that are now emerging from the creative centers of American industry. It will be a community of tomorrow that 
will never be completed, but will always be introducing and testing and demonstrating new materials and systems. And EPCOT 
will always be a showcase to the world for the ingenuity and imagination of American free enterprise.” – Walt Disney
As it opened, EPCOT, consisted of two areas, Future World and the World Showcase. Each area had Pavilions, Future World consisted of Journey into Imagination Pavilion, The Land Pavilion, Communicore East, Communicore West, Universe of Energy Pavilion, and World of Motion Pavilion. And of course Spaceship Earth, which has become the focal point of the park. Each area had it’s form of attraction, whether E-ticket or not. Most pavilions only had films and a display from the area’s sponsor. For example the Land Pavilion had the Listen to the Land attraction which was sponsored by Kraft.
While over in the World Showcase we found ourselves in 9 different countries. All of which are still here today. Canada, United Kingdom, France, Japan, The American Adventure, Italy, Germany, China and Mexico. Morocco was added in 1984 and the last addition Norway was added in 1988. All are the same as when they opened, a few shops, a video which shows views on their country and a restaurant or two.  Other than adding an attraction or two and updating the exterior and interior of  some of these countries not much else has changed, until now.
Two changed had previously been announce and already in full force on becoming complete. One being Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and the other Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. But that wasn’t where the new EPCOT would end. During D23 this year it was announce that multiple changes would be coming to EPCOT. Let’s start in the front of the park, there would be no more Future World. The EPCOT Future World as we once knew it was now going to have 3 different neighborhoods, World Discovery, World Celebration and World Nature.
World Discovery will now house the new Guardian’s of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction, the new Play Pavilion, this is was previously the Wonder’s of Life Pavilion, a New Space themed restaurant called Space 220. Along with things already in the area as Test Track and Mission: Space. The next area is the main entrance which will now be World Celebration. If you are in need of discount Disney tickets or any other central Florida theme park tickets, please contact local ticket broker, The Official Ticket Center for the best prices around.

 

Walt Disney World Resort Skyliner Issues and Can They Be Fixed?

As frequent Walt Disney World visitors can tell you, transportation to and from the parks seems to be lacking. Traffic is bound to happen when there are over 52 million visitors per year! Because of that Disney has decided to do something to help alleviate some of the congestion, Disney’s Skyliner. Once a attraction in the Magic Kingdom, now this was to be a mode of transportation from select lucky resorts and 2 theme parks. Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney’s newest DVC resort, Riviera , would be sharing the Disney’s Skyliner to take guest to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT.

 

Visiting these parks is now made to be easier. While bus transportation to these parks will still be available, Disney’s Skyliner adds a magical experience. After recently riding in one I can say it will now be my favorite mode of transportation to and from the parks to my resort. Each ride can vary but expect 15-20 mins from the time you jump onboard to the time you transfer, if you need to, to the time you reach your destination. Of course this is not including wait times to get onto Disney’s Skyliner, it should make it easier for you to get there. In my recent experience I rode from Disney’s Pop/Disney’s Art of Animation station going over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

 

Coming onboard was easy. These are continuously moving, although at a slow speed. If someone in your party is in a wheelchair or has a mobility issue there are special cabins that are pulled aside for easier boarding. They are beautifully wrapped, some in bright colors, others in various Disney Characters. Each Disney’s Skyliner cabin fits 10 people. Most of the concern was to be the lack of air conditioning, once onboard we realized how cool it actually was inside. The breeze from the Skyliner moving is enough to make you feel very comfortable in the 15 to 20 minute ride. However if your Skyliner does come to a complete stop it will get warm quickly. We very much enjoyed the views from up high. The first part of our trip was short, going from Disney’s POP/Art of Animation station to Disney’s Caribbean Beach resort station.

 

At the transfer station, where we would transfer to either EPCOT or Hollywood Studios, signs are clearly posted letting you which Skyliner you will be wanting to board. It is a quick process to board and deboard and board again. The process goes pretty quick same as when you first board. The ride is quiet and peaceful. Great for children, but if there is a fear of heights you may not want to look down. Once arriving at Hollywood Studios. It is easy to get to the front gate!

 

If you are staying at one of the resorts with access to the Disney Skyliner, then you have a great advantage to get to and from Hollywood Studios and Epcot! And I greatly recommend them. Fast and efficient and they cut down on bus time as well!

 

If you are planning on visiting the Walt Disney World resort and need discount Hollywood Studios tickets, please call us today toll free at 1-877-406-4836 to purchase your tickets.

Batuu, A Galaxy Far Far Away

In August of 2015, Disney CEO, Bob Iger made an announcement that had every Star Wars fan excited. There was to be a Land created in both Disneyland Park in California and Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Black Spire Outpost in Batuu was to be the location we were set off to visit in the Star Wars Galaxy. While it was not a known area of many fans, people were still excited for it. Construction began and we began to become more excited for it. For 3 years we waited and now in August of 2019 it finally opened. For the newcomers of Star Wars or ones who had never seen a movie this is a land that everyone can to enjoy.

 

Setting foot in Batuu you can feel the change in the atmosphere. You are no longer walking around a Hollywood Studios, but in a different Galaxy. Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge to be exact. “Bright Suns” you’ll hear from the local Batuu residents, all of which are eager to show you their favorite things in the land. From special merchandise items only found in the land to amazing food and drinks. You can spend plenty of time walking through the marketplace. Don’t forget to try the blue or green milk! Looking around you see X-wings, Droids and their parts, a Tie-Fighter in an area you know is meant for Empire. You can interact with your favorite Wookie, and make sure you keep an eye out to see another known Rebel around, as well as one not so known. They are happy to take you around and show you some hiding spots from those pesky patrolling Storm Troopers.

 

Once you get deeper in the land you see the one thing everyone who is a Star Wars fan has always wanted to see, the Millennium Falcon, and here in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge you get that chance. It’s the best hunk of junk you’ve ever seen. Looking at her you know it’s exactly what you thought it would look like in real life. She’s big and beautiful. It doesn’t stop there. You can actually board her and take her for a spin! Who hasn’t dreamed of pulling that lever and going into lightspeed? Or being a gunner on the ship? That’s exactly the experience you’ll get onboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. On a cargo run for the rebellion, you’re on a mission and on the run from the Empire knowing they’ll do what they can to stop you. Walking on to the Falcon you can see and feel like you’re actually on the real one. Be aware if lights and sounds start blaring make sure you hit the red button!

 

All in all, Star War’s Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios takes you out of the normal Disney theme park and into a fully immersive land where any kind of Star Wars fan can appreciate it.

 

If you are planning on visiting the Walt Disney World resort and need discount Hollywood Studios tickets, please call us today toll free at 1-877-406-4836 to purchase your tickets.

5 tips for your first trip to Orlando

 

 

Serving up an irresistible combo of good times and warm sunshine, Orlando is the perfect place for a family vacation. But with so much fun stuff to see and do near Disney, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Here are five tips to make sure your first trip to Orlando runs without a hitch!

 

Plan ahead – but don’t try to see it all!

 

Should you spend your whole vacation at Disney, visiting each of the different parks? Or should you focus on trying to see a few key attractions, with days off for shopping and water parks in between? There’s no right or wrong way to tackle a trip to Orlando, but whichever approach you decide to go for, it’s important to plan ahead.

 

Try to draw up a rough plan before you go, with the whole family’s ‘must-see’ attractions high up on the list. To make sure you have enough time (and cash!) for these, you might want to buy your attraction tickets in advance. It’s also a good idea to look at one of the many crowd calendars available online, so you can see which days tend to be busiest at each theme park.

 

Once you’ve ticked off the top sights, you can then work some of your second-choice attractions and activities into the time you have left. Walking around the theme parks and waiting in line can be surprisingly tiring, so it’s worth leaving some time over for chilling by the pool. You’ll be thankful for it when you come home feeling rested and relaxed!

 

Stay somewhere special


Not thrilled by the idea of staying at a dreary motel on International Drive? Well how about something completely different? The Disney area is packed with fun and unusual places to stay, including private villas that come with their own outdoor swimming pools.

 

At some of the best vacation rentals, like those offered by local experts Top Villas, you’ll have the chance to enjoy incredible private amenities. Guests can test their skills in zany game rooms, spend the night in beautiful themed bedrooms, and kick back in front of Hollywood blockbusters in their very own multi-seater movie theaters.

 

Staying at one of these high-end mansions isn’t just for the super rich; if you’re sharing with a few others, the per-person rates are often better than you’d get at a run-of-the-mill motel!

 

Get off the tourist trail

 

It’s famous for its tourist attractions, but you shouldn’t forget that Orlando is a living, breathing city. And there are loads of opportunities for getting off the tourist trail in and around the City Beautiful, without needing to break the bank.

 

Fans of golf will want to make a beeline for TopGolf Orlando, a local hangout that combines a high-tech driving range with an arcade, a restaurant and full-service bar. If you’re more into music and the arts, and you fancy getting a glimpse of Orlando’s creative underbelly, time your visit to coincide with the annual Immerse festival (mid October). Alternatively, for breweries, offbeat shops and independent restaurants, head to Downtown DeLand Historic District  – it’s a 45-minute drive north of downtown Orlando.

Take a couple of day trips


To get a feel for Florida life beyond the theme parks, make time for a couple of day trips. If you base yourself near Disney and have your own vehicle, you’ll be within easy reach of some of the state’s best beaches and state parks. You’ll also be within striking distance of some quirky coastal towns, many of them perfect for surfing, seafood and sunset cocktails.

 

One of the best day trips you can make from Orlando is to the Blue Spring State Park, where you have the chance to go kayaking, snorkeling or tubing in the crystal clear springs. You might also spot some of the manatees that congregate here from November to mid-March. It’s around an hour’s drive northeast from the Magic Kingdom.

 

If you’re up for a longer excursion, try the 100-mile round trip to the Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s east coast. Time your trip just right and you might get the chance to meet a real astronaut – or even catch a rocket launch!

 

Pack carefully – but don’t bring too much!

 

The Sunshine State is usually warm and err… sunny, but sometimes it can rain. Even though these downpours tend to be short-lived (unless you arrive during hurricane season) it still pays to pack a poncho or two. These can also be handy if you’re planning to check out some splash rides but don’t fancy staying wet for an hour or two afterwards.

 

And just because it’s usually hot in the daytime, that doesn’t mean you might not get a little cold at night. This is especially true during the winter months, so pack a couple of sweaters just in case. Remember that you can bring too much, though! And who knows? Forgetting something might just give you the perfect excuse to check out some of the awesome outlets in Orlando…

It’s Time to Celebrate Mardi Gras and Carnevale at Disney Springs!

Feast of Carnevale

The end of February and beginning of March marks the time to get together with friends and celebrate Mardi Gras.

The end of February and beginning of March marks the time to get together with friends and celebrate Mardi Gras. While famously celebrated on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Disney Springs® is offering up its own spin on this favorite holiday complete with food and entertainment that will have your Guests “jazzed” to celebrate!

No celebration is complete without a pair of ears and Mardi Gras-inspired Minnie Mouse ears make for the perfect party accessory! They feature all the fun colors and patterns of Mardi Gras. Your Guests can find these ears in the newly renovated World of Disney store at Disney Springs Marketplace.

And for foodies, there’s no shortage of specialty and limited-time eats on the menu at favorite restaurants. Look no further than House of Blues Restaurant & Bar for classic New Orleans favorites such as Steak Po’Boy (made special for this event!), Jambalaya, Gumbo and Bourbon Bread Pudding. Your Guests can grab all of these dishes at the Smokehouse grab and go window now through March 5, 2019. In addition to delicious bites, there will be live music, drink specials and prizes March 1-5 in the House of Blues Courtyard. With no cover or reservations required, this is a celebration Guests won’t want to miss.

Over in The Landing, Carnevale is back at Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante! This annual festival began in Venice, Italy and commemorates the joyous gathering of family and friends to eat, drink, dance and celebrate life together. If booked by March 5, 2019, you’ll get a front-row seat to live entertainment including singers, stilt walkers, jugglers, mimes, face painters, folk dancers and more all while indulging in signature Italian cuisine. During this limited-time engagement, your Guests can enjoy the prix fixe “Feast of Carnevale” selections or order a la carte from the regular menu. Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling (407) 560-8466.

If you are planning a trip and are in need of discount Disney tickets, please contact local authorized ticket agent at www.officialticketcenter.com for current prices and discounts to the parks.

Building Batuu: New Details Released about 

 

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be the largest single-themed land expansion at both Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios when they open this summer and fall, respectively. While the land is epic in size, every detail in the land has been designed to have an authentic Star Wars feel. We have previously shared teasers of our two anchor attractions – Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, where your Guests will find themselves in the middle of an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order, and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, which allows your Guests and their flight crew to take the controls of the fastest ship in the galaxy on a special mission. We’ve also previously announced that Oga’s Cantina will be a great place for your Guests to grab a beverage, catch up on the latest gossip while R-3X, formerly the Starspeeder pilot on the original Star Tours, DJ’s a collection of new music.

Today we’d like to introduce a new series called “Building Batuu.” Batuu is the home of Black Spire Outpost, the location your Guests will visit when they arrive at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful — and notorious — characters. Over the next several months, we will be sharing more details about this entire new land, the offerings and attractions and how your Guests can live their own Star Wars adventure in a galaxy far, far away.

Your Guests can dive deeper into Star Wars storytelling by engaging with the land through the Play Disney Parks app, if they desire a deeper level of immersion. But there is also plenty to see and do (and taste!) throughout Black Spire Outpost that we haven’t previously shared.

While we’re on the subject of taste, there will be several locations in the land to satisfy the appetites of most rogue adventurers:

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs has traveled throughout the galaxy following his longtime gig as the chef at Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana and brings exotic flavors and unusual dishes to his traveling diner “Tuggs’ Grub.”

Ronto Roasters – A recycled podracing engine fires up a spit of exotic meats, meticulously turned by a former smelter droid, 8D-J8. Guests can even sample some of the tasty Ronto fare.

Milk Stand – The place to go to get your farm-fresh blue milk or green milk, direct from Bubo Wamba Family Farms.

Kat Saka’s Kettle – One of the many street market stalls, this grain vendor sells the ever-popular Outpost Mix (blend of sweet, savory and spicy popcorn).

For those looking to purchase in-story Star Wars merchandise and rare finds from across the galaxy, look no further than our many different Outpost stores and market stalls.

Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities – For those in the know, Dok-Ondar is the Ithorian you seek for selling and buying rare and uniquely-valued items from across the galaxy and spanning all eras.

Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers – Guests come to the workshop to meet with the Gatherers – a secretive group of people who have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of Jedi lore and the Force. The workshop Master guides guests to customize and build their own unique lightsabers, and instructs them on the ways of the Jedi.

Droid Depot – Visitors to Mubo’s workshop can choose parts and construct their own individual astromech droids to accompany them on their journey, and then take them home with them.

First Order Cargo – A spaceport hangar bay serves as the temporary base and landing spot for the First Order. First Order officers have brought in crates of gear, uniforms and other supplies to win the hearts and minds of locals and visitors to Black Spire Outpost. 

Resistance Supply – Resistance members and local sympathizers oversee a makeshift stall that supplies Resistance uniforms, pins, badges, hats, helmets, jackets, maps, tools, training supplies, food rations and other items.

There are also several market stalls which sell a variety of merchandise such as:

  • Toydarian Toymaker (toys)
  • Creature Stall (interesting critters that you can take home with you)
  • Black Spire Outfitters (clothing)
  • The Jewels of Bith (accessories and other trinkets to treasure)

We look forward to sharing additional details about these and much more through our “Building Batuu” series, with some additional news coming later on some of the food and beverage offerings that will be served in Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo and how the Disney Cast Members’ costumes will play a big part in bringing the inhabitants of this outpost to life.

If you are planning a vacation and need Disney World tickets, please visit our website at www.officialticketcenter.com to book your adventure today.

Ron Jon Surf Shop to Open New Location at Disney Springs

 

 

 

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2019) – Ron Jon Surf Shop is proud to announce plans for a new store that will open late 2019 at Disney Springs.  The 10,000-square-foot Ron Jon location will be situated in Town Center at Disney Springs, the shopping, dining and entertainment district at Walt Disney World Resort.

Ron Jon Surf Shop currently operates stores throughout Florida and in other locations along the eastern seaboard including Ocean City, Md., Orange Beach, Ala., two locations in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and its original location in Ship Bottom, N.J.  Ron Jon Surf Shop carries all of the beach essentials needed to have fun in the sun and features a wide assortment of surfwear, swimwear, sunglasses, hats, footwear and many other items perfectly suited for the casual beach lifestyle.

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 to be planning a 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.”

About 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, N.J.  The lifestyle-apparel and board-sports-equipment retailer has since opened stores in Cocoa Beach, Orlando, Fort Myers, Key West, Panama City Beach, Clearwater Beach, Fla., as well as in Ocean City, Md., Orange Beach, Ala. and Myrtle Beach, S.C.  The flagship store in Cocoa Beach is the world’s largest surf shop.  It operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

About Disney Springs

Disney Springs is a one-of-a-kind retail, dining and entertainment district located in the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. With its namesake springs, beautiful open-air promenades and lakefront setting, Disney Springs evokes the charm of Florida waterfront towns at the turn of the 20th century. It’s also home to a collection of more than 150 shops and restaurants, including top-name retail brands, specialty boutiques and dining experiences created by celebrity and award-winning chefs.  Located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Disney Springs is open daily.

Initial Testing Underway for Disney Skyliner Gondolas – More Details Revealed!

Sharp-eyed visitors to Walt Disney World Resort this week may have spotted something new up in the sky while Disney Skyliner began its initial testing.

Scheduled to open this fall, Disney Skyliner will be a new, state-of-the-art gondola system that will conveniently connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the proposed Disney’s Riviera Resort, which is now accepting guest reservations for stays beginning December 2019. The official Resort opening date will be announced at a later time.

The Skyliner’s towers have been under construction for about a year, so to have a gondola up on its cables is an exciting milestone! Check out this video to hear more about the project from Jordan Matthews at Walt Disney Imagineering:

Several gondolas will be adorned with graphics based on Disney films, attractions and characters. So for example, you may jump into a gondola where from the ground it will look like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto or Chip & Dale are riding along with you. Several Disney animated films will be represented, including “Beauty & the Beast,” “Frozen,” “Lilo & Stitch,” “Moana,” “Peter Pan,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Zootopia.”

Here’s a sneak peek at what a few of these special gondolas will look like:

Disney Skyliner Gondolas rendering

The other themed gondolas that will be part of the system include:

  • “Coco”
  • Goofy, Pete, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow
  • “Finding Dory”
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • “Monsters, Inc.”
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • “Ratatouille”

These gorgeous gondolas will be gliding across Walt Disney World before we know it. If you are looking for discount Disney World tickets, make sure to check out The Official Ticket Center for the best prices and specials.

 

Article written by by Jeremy Schoolfield, Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Resort Public Relations

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2018 Set To Go

 

Are you a fan of delicious foods and tasty wines? Are you a fan of the Walt Disney World Resort? Well if you answered yes to both questions then Epcot is a must for you! Every year towards the end of August, Epcot puts on one heck of a festival that includes wines, gourmet tapas dishes and art from around the world. It’s called the International Food & Wine Festival and has been going on for years.

This is a festival for the connoisseurs and foodies who enjoy taking a tour of the world right in the comfort of Disney. For a few months out of the year Epcot puts on a party of parties all day long. For the price of a daily admission ticket you can enjoy the sights, sounds and flavours as you explore the different cuisines from around the world. Vineyards and breweries from around the globe are center stage during this once a year event.

Executive chefs from the Walt Disney World Resorts prepare regional dishes while pairing up wines and beers that make your experience one to savour! As you wander through the theme park you will encounter different cuisines at different locations. As an example if you are in France or Germany, you will be a guest of that country and served local dishes that represent their country all the while being able to sample their regional wines and beer.

The downside is that this isn’t free and can get quite costly. The best way to approach this is to stop at the very first food kiosk and get yourself a prepaid wristband and preload it with as much money as you see fit. I normally will put $50 on mine and that will get me to at least the America pavilion which is the halfway point on the World Showcase at the back of the park. By this time you are feeling pretty good and might want to just put another $50 onto your wristband again to finish strong!

This event is a event worth Uber-ing, staying on property like at the Boardwalk, Swan or Dolphin which are staggering distances from the back entrance of Epcot. If your partake in the fermented beverages you will not want to be driving believe me. This is a great event to share with friends and families and probably should not be a festival that you would want to bring your kids to as people at this event can get pretty happy to say the least but in a good way. Here is a link to their current 2018 menu so have a look and see what you think ~ Epcot Food & Wine Menu 2018 

If you plan on attending this event and need Epcot tickets or Disney World tickets please visit our website at www.officialticketcenter.com or by calling us toll free at 1-877-406-4836.

Disney to put the Kibosh on Pet Friendly Families

 

It would seem that the policy that allowed families to bring their furry little family member to the Happiest Place on Earth is coming to an end. The rule I guess had been just a pilot program and was not in place as a permanent thing. Many families have a hard time leaving their pets at home or at a boarding shelter while traveling to Disney or anywhere else for that matter while on vacation.

Not only can it be scary for the pet but can be quite expensive for mom and dad. Sources say that come October 2018 that pet friendly program is coming to a screeching halt! When asked if the program would be extended the official answer was that they did not see that happening. Maybe if enough people call and voice their concern, they might change their minds, but that is probably not going to happen.

Disney is in the process of getting as much money as they can and if I’m a betting man this latest hatchet job is to make the owners put their animals up at their on property kennel Best Friends Pet Care. I have personally put my dogs up there and it was great. Downside is that it is very expensive as you would expect from Disney. However knowing that my family members are close and taken care of is a piece of mind situation that I was willing to pay at that time.

Disney has said though that if you check-in before October 15, 2018 you can still bring your pets and they can stay for the whole duration while visiting at the Walt Disney World Resort. This is going to be a huge issue and people have the right to be a little peeved. But hay, when Disney sees a way to make more money…look out! If you are in the market for minimizing you overall cost of your Disney vacation and need discount Disney tickets, check out a local ticket broker like “The Official Ticket Center” in Kissimmee.

Below is a screenshot of their new policy: