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Amare Restaurant Review at the Swan Reserve

The newest hotel around Disney’s Boardwalk area is the Swan Reserve, which opened 3rd November 2021. This 14-story hotel with 349 rooms, nestles amongst the Swan and Dolphin hotels, right next to Disney’s Fantasia golf course. 

Breaking away from the now legendary theming of the Swan and Dolphin, with their impressively large feature-creatures, the Swan Reserve has a more modernist look and feel. This minimalist and elegant style continues into the hotel’s flagship restaurant called ‘Amare’, which means ‘to love’. Will we love this new restaurant?

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Disney’s ‘Tiana’s Bayou Adventure’ Opening Date Announced

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure which replaces Splash Mountain in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World and is inspired by Disney’s ‘The Princess and the Frog’ movie will open to the public starting 28 June 2024.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure invites guests to join beloved characters Princess Tiana, Mama Odie, Louis, and all-new friends on a thrilling adventure, all set against the music and excitement of a New Orleans celebration. This new attraction will feature dozens of Audio-Animatronics figures, a foot-tapping soundtrack, and a celebration where everyone’s welcome.

Before the official opening date guests can expect a number of soft openings and media previews


2024 Disney’s ‘Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party’ (MNSSHP) Dates

Eagerly awaited by fans, Disney has just released the dates for their Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party which is held at the Magic Kingdom Starting 9th August through to 31st October 2024. 

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is an annual Halloween celebration at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park and is held on select nights (listed below). Entrance to the party requires purchase of a MNSSHP ticket and is not included with normal park admission.

The party takes over the entire park after it is closed to non-ticketed guests. The party hours are 7pm to 12am, however party guests can gain entry to the Magic Kingdom as early as 4pm.

MNSSHP showcases nighttime Halloween fun and entertainment for families in a very Disney way, the fun of Halloween without it being scary. Unlike the rest of the year Disney allows guests to dress as their favourite characters during the party, See FAQ HERE for dress code

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party offers Disney halloween character greetings, special halloween inspired shows and fireworks, a special “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade which features characters dressed in their Halloween finery and the special fireworks show lights up the skies with the voices of the Ghost Host and various Disney villains.

There are also lots of trick-or-treat stations located throughout the park where you can fill your bags with free delicious Halloween candy treats.

The 2024 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates

  • August – 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30
  • September – 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27 and 29
  • October – 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31

Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can purchase these special event tickets early beginning May 8, 2024! All other Guests may purchase tickets beginning May 15, 2024.

Ticket Prices
Event tickets are $119 to $199 per ticket, plus tax (prices vary by event date).

Discounts
Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can save $10 per ticket to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party—valid only for event nights in August and September.

Entertainment Times

  • Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular:
    August 9 through September 28, 2024: 9:05 pm, 10:40 pm, 12:00 am
    September 29 through October 31, 2024: 7:40pm, 9:05 pm, 10:40 pm, 12:00 am
  • Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular: 10 pm
  • Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade: 8:15 pm and 11:15 pm

Trick-or-Treat Stations

  • Market Street (open until 8:00 pm)
  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Tom Sawyer Island Dock
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Near TRON Lightcycle / Run
  • Princess Fairytale Hall

Tickets when released can be found HERE

Disney Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Characters


Universal Reveal Details About Super Nintendo World At Universal Epic Universe

Universal Epic Universe, Universal’s fourth theme park in Orlando, is set to open in 2025 and will consist of five different unique worlds: Celestial Park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic, Dark Universe (based on the classic Universal Monsters), How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk and SUPER NINTENDO WORLD.

Guests will enter Super Nintendo World through a portal from Celestial Park and take an escalator up into the land. You’ll first step into Super Mario Land and you’ll want to look at everything, in every direction, all at once. Everything in SUPER NINTENDO WORLD feels alive — because so much of it is constantly in motion. You’ll pop into the land outside of Peach’s Castle.

Super Mario Land

Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge
Wind your way through Bowser’s Castle and join Team Mario on the racetrack to defeat Team Bowser in this interactive ride. Just like in the Mario Kart games, you’ll collect coins and throw shells, all while driving through courses underwater and in the clouds. The attraction employs special goggles— just look at your target, press the button on the steering to toss a shell.

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FREE Disney Dining & Drinks at Walt Disney World for 2025 Holidays

Guests can book their 2025 Hotel and Ticket package early to enjoy Free Dining & Drinks. Offer is bookable from today (18th April) until 7th November 2024 and is available for most 2025 school holidays.

For Details and Booking Click HERE

Guests who book by 2nd July can save up to £300 on their holiday

From today, guests can take advantage of Free Disney Dining and Drinks at
Walt Disney World Resort in Florida for holidays in 2025.

Guests booking a stay at participating Walt Disney World Resort Hotels along with a Park Ticket package between 18th April 2024 – 7th November 2024 can enjoy Free Disney Dining and Drinks. The offer applies to a minimum of five and maximum of 21 consecutive nights for selected arrivals between 7th January – 17th December 2025 – including most 2025 school holidays. 

Along with free dining and drinks, guests who book by 2nd July 2024 will also receive a £200 per Hotel and Ticket booking discount. Plus, if guests add a flight to Orlando to their package on disneyholidays.co.uk by 2nd July 2024, they can receive an additional £100 discount per booking.

What’s included with Disney package holidays when guests book between 18th April 2024 and 7th November 2024:

  •  Free dining & drinks (One Quick-Service Meal per day, a Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan or a Disney Dining Plan for use throughout your stay – dependant on participating Disney Resort hotel – list of participating resort hotels can be found here)
  • 14-day tickets for the price of 7! Offered exclusively in the UK and Ireland, Disney Magic Tickets are better value than at-the-gate tickets and are only available pre-departure
  • Memory Maker (worth $210) – which gives guests unlimited downloads of their family’s
    magical moments captured by Disney PhotoPass photographers at iconic park locations and on attractions across the resort
  • £200 discount per booking, if a Hotel and Ticket package is booked by 2nd July 2024
  • PLUS! An additional £100 discount per booking if guests include flights to Orlando displayed on disneyholidays.co.uk with their Hotel and Ticket package by 2nd July 2024
  • Guests will still be able to get a £100 saving on all package bookings when booking between 3rd July – 7th November 2024

    Disney Dining Plans represent outstanding quality, choice, value and flexibility for Disney Resort Hotel guests and offer a huge choice of up to 170 dining locations across the entire resort. There’s a world of wonderful cuisine to taste, from French to Italian, Mexican to Moroccan, fine dining to fast favourites, healthy delights – and even meals with Mickey and his friends.

    If guests want to eat light one day and splurge the next, meals and snacks can be redeemed at any time during the holiday. The dining plans also include a wide choice of beverages with each meal – including artisanal milkshakes, fresh smoothies, mocktails, sodas, hot drinks and alcoholic beverages.