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by Military Diva

September is almost over and Fall is upon us!  What does that mean for our Disney Followers?  If you are planning on a Holiday vacation this year, you should be booking your trip now!  I am hard at work preparing for late November and early December Fast Pass scheduling.  Don’t let your opportunity for the best selections pass by!

Disney News & Updates, September 2019

Talking about opportunities, the Disney Travel Company has made several important announcements that have made many of us very happy!  Continue reading below for location-by-location announcements for September 2019.

Walt Disney World Resort

Disney News & Updates, September 2019

  • 2020 Military Discounts have been announced!  Active/Guard/Reserve, retired (20 years) and 100% service disabled military members are eligible for fantastic room and ticket discounts from the Disney Travel Company.
    • Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort reservations have been significantly. Book your room by phoning (407) 939-5277 for Disney World reservations; (714) 956-MICKEY for Disneyland reservations or by contacting your travel agent.
    • NEW for 2020-Disney World tickets are available as 4, 5 or 6-day hopper passes ($265, $283 and $301).  Park hopper plus passes are also available in 4, 5 or 6-day passes ($315, $333, and $351).
    • Disneyland is offering 3 and 4-day hopper tickets ($184, $204), available for purchase on November 5, 2019.
    • Tickets can be purchased in advance from your local base or Shades of Green. Tickets can also be purchased in person at a Disney ticket booth.
    • Black out dates apply to Disney World Resort room reservations and Disneyland ticket use.
    • Military Members can also purchase Disney World Memory Maker for $98 at the gate.
  • New Photo Pass Studios now open at Walt Disney World Resort. Capture your family’s mamories in a professional studio setting “at the Marketplace at Disney Springs®, Sir Mickey’s at Magic Kingdom® Park, and on the second floor of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.” ( No reservations are required, photos link to your “myDisneyexperience” account and are included with Memory Maker purchases.
  • The Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2020 dates have been announced!  If visiting between January 17 and February 24, 2020 be sure to include a visit to Epcot in your plans.
  • Special Ticket offer available for Florida Residents.  The Florida Resident Seasonal Flex Ticket is available for use from now until February 29, 2020 (Blackout dates: November 21-28, Dec 18, 2019-January 2, 2020). 3-Day tickets are available for $249 plus tax; 4-Day tickets are available for $269 plus tax. Tickets must be purchased by December 17.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park open for New Year’s Eve!  This year, Animal Kingdom will be open until midnight on New Year’s Eve (park typically closes between 8 and 9).  Special pin trading events, food, drinks and a Tree of Life Countdown will highlight the evening.
  • New details announced for Epcot’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind!  This new coaster is packed full of family-friendly features and innovative designs.  Videos of the new design can be viewed HERE!
  • Disney’s Skyliner is now open! (September 29, 2019)
  • WonderFall Flavors returning to Disney Springs from September 20-November 4, 2019. Check out Walt Disney World’s Foodie Guide to prepare you to enjoy all the delicous, autumn-inspired food and drinks available this year.
  • Enhancements coming to Walt Disney World Port Orleans-French Quarter.  Pumpkin Spice Beignets, expansions to Scat Cat’s lounge and Jazz Music five days a week are the most notable additions.
  •  Don’t forget to make plans for this year’s parties!  Mickey’s Not Scary Halloween Party is being held now and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is being held in November and December.
  • Reminder, Epcot’s Illuminations is coming to an end on September 30, It will be replaced with Epcot Forever, beginning on October 1. Watch the live debut of Epcot Forever at 8:50 pm on October 1st on  #DisneyParksLIVE
  • Disney’sTyphoon Lagoon is splashing into the Fall Festivities with a few new snacks. Be sure try a Pumpkin Milkshake, Pumpkin Cream Churro or Pumpkin Sundae.
  • The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will return from March 1-June 1, 2020.  Stop by to catch a view of the most beautifully artistic gardening, delicious food and drinks.  It’s a great way to use those extra snack credits or sample several flavors on a budget!
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios announced opening of Mickey Shorts Theater. Details have been scarce, but guests can expect a newly imagineered venue in the Theater District.
  • Disney World and Disneyland Ticket discounts for Canadian Residents announced.
    • Walt Disney World 4-day tickets, or longer, can be purchased at a 20% discount from now until February 7, 2020. Purchase online or via (407) 939-6599. 
    • Disneyland tickets can be purchased from now until February 16, 2020 online or via (800) 496-6337. 
    • Contact your travel agent for help with purchasing a room only or ticketless room package!
Disneyland News & Updates, September 2019

Sleeping Beauty’s castle, personally designed by Walt.


  • Discount offered for Disney Visa Card Members. Save up to 30% on rooms at Disneyland Resort (Sun-Thurs, October 13-December 19, 2019) and Disney’s Grand Californian Resort and Spa. Book now through December 5, 2019.
  • Public discount also available for Disneyland Resort rooms. Guests can save up to 25% at Disneyland Resort Hotel; up to 20% off standard rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, 25% off premium rooms.
  • Halloween is now in full swing at Disneyland Resort and Disney’s California Adventure!  Experience haunting, yet family-friendly decorations, shows attractions and of course FOOD!!
  • “Halloween Screams”, Disneyland’s evening projection/firework show is now being shown nightly!
  • Fall Flavors found throughout the Disneyland Resort from now-October 31, 2019. Check out Disneyland’s Foodie Guide to help you prepare to enjoy all the delicous, autumn-inspired food and drinks.
  • Plaza de la Familia Regresa returns to Disney’s California Adventure park, now until November 3, 2019. Celebrating the love of “Coco” and the love of family, guests can enjoy…
    • “Asies!” A Musical Celebration of Coco
    • Arbol de la Vida wall of memories
    • Meet Miguel between performances
    • Traditional Mexican food can be found at Paradise Garden Grill
  • Pedestrian Bridge now available for guests walking between Disneyland Resort Parking and Downtown Disney District.
  • Can’t wait for “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” to hit theatres? Catch a sneakpeak nightly, for a limited time, at the Sunset Showcase Theater.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney News Updates, September 2019

Disney Cruise Line


  • Early 2021 Itineraries have been announced!  Sailings include New Orleans to the Bahamas, Western Caribbean and Panama Canal; Galveston, TX to the Western Caribbean; San Diego to Baja and the Mexican Riviera; traditional Florida ports to the Bahamas and Caribbean.
  • Onboard credit changes coming to future bookings.  Guests onboard a Disney ship are often enticed into booking future cruises with huge incentives.  These incentives are changing to include the removal of onboard credits for future bookings.  (50% off deposit for 7-night sailings and standard 10% discount for staterooms 4A-11C remains.) Changes begin September 28, 2019 (Fantasy); September 30 (Magic, Wonder, Dream).

As always, Patricia Payne with All for Dreams Travel, a Gateway to Magic Travel Agency is available to help you with all your planning needs.  Contact today for a complimentary, no-obligation quote!