MagicBand is on the way

The Mature Mouse™️ received a little bit of Disney Magic this morning.

29 days and counting!

Extra Magic Hours for Toy Story Land

According to the Disney World Calendar, Disney’s Hollywood Studio will be offering daily Extra Magic Hours through July, possibly longer. This is similar to the offering made at Animal Kingdom Park last summer after the opening of Pandora: The World of Avatar.

Do you think the guest response to Toy Story Land will be the same as it has been to Pandora?

Why stay at a Walt Disney Resort?

One of the questions The Mature Mouse™ is often asked is: Why stay on property when hotels off property can be cheaper? Although the cost of your non-Disney room can be less expensive, there are other costs and conveniences that you need to consider.

Here are two videos that focus on the benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World resort. The first one is from Touring Plans, and other video is from Disney Parks.

Let me know what you think in the comments section. Do you always stay on property, or do you prefer off property?

​Adventure to Tom Sawyer Island

Walt Disney World Resort is double the size of Manhattan, about the size of San Francisco. It is not possible to see and do everything in one trip, or even multiple trips. Each solo trip The Mature MouseTM has made to Walt Disney World have been opportunities to try new Disney attractions and unique experiences.

Have you ventured to the “rustic, secret hideaway” of Tom Sawyer Island? It is on my list of things to do during my April 2018 Walt Disney World vacation.

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Tell about your trips to the island. What time of day is the better time to visit? What are among the must-dos and the do-with-outs?

“Inspired by the stories of Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Island is a log raft ride across the. Wander dusty dirt roads lined with sycamore and oak trees and amble across creaky suspension bridges. Navigate narrow passages amid secret mined caves and uncover an age-old fort. Along the way, follow in the pioneering footsteps of the frontier’s early settlers, during an era when Mark Twain and Tom Sawyer reflected an America coming into its own.”

Designed by Walt Disney

“The original Tom Sawyer Island opened to the public at Disneyland Resort in 1956. The attraction has the distinction of being the only one designed by Walt Disney. Sharing a strong affinity for the world Mark Twain created in his novels, Walt found himself unsatisfied with the island’s original design. Days before construction was set to begin, he took the plans home and re-imagined the landscape design, creating the inlets, coves, and overall shape that the island is known for today.

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“Tom Sawyer Island.” Walt Disney World, Disney Parks,

The Best Of Walt Disney World For Adults ​

Welcome back to Part 5 of my blog series on TouringPlans – The Best of Walt Disney World! In case you missed it, over the next several weeks, I’ll be sharing with you the top picks in attractions for various groups of travelers visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks. So far we’ve discussed favorites for babies, preschoolers, grade school kids, […]

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