Peter Pan’s Secret LOST THINGS – Disneyland

While riding Peter Pan’s Flight in Disneyland…the kids and I noticed something. Something we never noticed before – Peter’s Lost Things? Secret?

Hey Fans, this is a quick one 🙂 A few weeks back the kids and I rode Peter Pan for like the hundredth time and we noticed something. Something we never realized before. After researching on the net…we are still rather clueless. So for you Disneyland fans…have you noticed this? What is this hidden secret?

Tick Tock, Tick Tock
Lost Things:

After being in a long line that stopped for a bit, we noticed little bronze figures in the ride queue. After looking and looking, these items are everywhere. Look up, look down, look around doorways and beams. We saw ships, anchors, lost items, toys, Nana, etc.

NANA!!!

So I ask…have you noticed these before? What are they? When were they put there? Are they from the original design or an add-on from a refurbishment. I have never noticed these before. Aim I blind, too busy playing with my phone? I am so baffled by these and yet, I can’t find any info online. SEE images for examples. Of course after looking more closely at my pictures, I think they might be “original” and after years of oily hands touching, they have lost some original paint coloring or masking. Thus making them more visible to discover. FUN!!

John’s Top Hat?

So as this is not like my usual Blog Posts…I had to ask the public, the Social Media world. Perhaps a Cast Member from the ride knows? We were in such a rush to hit as many rides as we could, I forgot to ask. Either way, make sure to pay attention, even in line. You just never know what Disney Imagineers will hide for you to see. Hidden Mickeys, props from previous rides (Winnie the Pooh) and even hidden secrets from the creation of the ride itself. So put those phones down and explore 🙂

Mahalo for READING and FOLLOWING along – Nina

As usual I am a FREE Magical Vacation Planner (Travel Agent), Booking ALL Disney Destination Vacations (Disney & Beyond) – Contact me TODAY!!

Disney Rides, KID Approved – Magic Kingdom

Got kids? Wondering which rides are best to enjoy and fastpass AND are kid approved? Read on for our Magic Kingdom list.

Hey guys, as you might know…I had to make fastpasses this week for my family’s BIG Disney World Vacation. This time around I asked my kids to take control. They picked the dining locations AND the rides. But more specifically which rides I was to fastpass. They had to follow the guidelines set by Disney, per the Tiered System but got to pick whatever they wanted. My kids are not dare-devils but they are very Disney experienced…so basically these are rides picked by kid experts. Magic Kingdom Rides for Kids…

Adventureland:

Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean are a HUGE hit for my kids. Perhaps its because they have been doing them since babyhood or perhaps its because I have “forced” them on them enough times but they were both on the list. They love Jungle Cruise for the cheesy safari humor and when you have an amazing skipper, it can make the experience/memory. And who doesn’t love the 8th Wonder of the World?!?! Pirates is great for the action and minor hill drop but mostly for the silly pirate antics that ensue. I have been calling them “silly pirates” since they were toddlers and it worked in my favor. My kids can’t get enough of these “really bad eggs”

Haunted Mansion:

Do I need to say anything about this ride? I feel like just saying, mic drop, lol. Haunted Mansion is another ride that we never miss and was independently placed on the list. They have been listening to the music since birth; I remember holding them in the “elevator” area and talking about “silly ghosts” as the ride progressed. It was an instant hit for my daughter. My son still needs some convincing, but secretly…he loves it. I think he likes playing the “I am scared card” for more mom hugs. But either way, if you prepared your kids for this ride, it can be a fun experience.

Haunted Mansion!!
Tomorrowland:

It’s also no surprise that my kids listed the Buzz Lightyear ride. You know, where you shoot “guns” at targets. Where you try to defeat Zurg. Of course the HUGE hit to this game for my kids is…beating mom. Yep…I am the champion in the family and everyone loves to gang up on me to beat my score. It is not beneath them to distract me when I am trying to continue my winning streak. Tomorrowland Speedway was also on the list, don’t tell the husband. Ummm…what kid wouldn’t want to drive and control a car on the “open” road?? My kids are still a little to short to reach the gas peddles, but they both love having complete control of the steering wheel. The more “crashing” the better.

Peter Pan:

Isn’t this on EVERYONES list? I mean within 20 minutes of opening for the day, Peter Pan can get super long, super fast. And there is nothing I hate more than waiting more than say 30 mins for a 45 second ride, lol. So this is a ride we fastpass, Only issue is, if you fastpass this ride you miss the entire queue area which was put in recently (well a few years now), but its super cute. So if you can score this ride, for under 30…try it out and enjoy the queue area. My kids love seeing where Tink will go.

So…whats on your kids list? Have you ever thought of letting the kids control the trip? Within reason, of course. My kids never know when we are going, but they know its booked and help plan when asked. This trip will be extra special as I am just the Travel Agent on this one, the rest is on them. They even picked the Resort.

Mahalo for READING and FOLLOWING along – Nina

As usual I am a FREE Magical Vacation Planner (Travel Agent), Booking ALL Disney Destination Vacations (Disney & Beyond) – Contact me TODAY!!

Disney Discounts and Deals

So you wanna visit Disney, but you want to make sure you have the best price. Join the Club, lol. I think we ALL want to score a Disney Discount Deal.

Hey Fans, I think this is the MOST POPULAR question I get. How to get a Disney Deal? When can I get a Disney Discount. If I book NOW, can you get me a Deal later? If I book with you, can I still get a Discount? Does this sound familiar? Does this sound like you? READ on to learn about Disney Deals and Discounts.

Book EARLY:

As of recent, there sadly has been a trend that on deal/discount day, people who booked early (BEFORE ANY PRICE INCREASE) already had the better price. So if I had applied the deal that everyone was so desperate for, they would have been paying more. Its true!! So, in my opinion, the BEST deal you can count on is booking NOW, early…as soon as you are ready. Disney usually raises rates during the beginning of the year, but they can and do raise them anytime, often without warning. Therefor waiting for a discount is not the smartest move. So, if you want to save on a Disney Vacation, book NOW before prices go up. This just might be the ONLY way you will secure a lower price.

Deal Day:

SO you are booked and Disney just released a Deal – YAY!! OR is it?? Often they have a big chuck of available dates, like Jan-April. Then they will list all but like 3-5 resorts. So you are thinking, YAY, this is me. I am booked within the dates and at an included resort, I am so gonna save. NOT the case. Deals and Discounts are essentially for resorts and dates that need help booking. And, of course, the TV commercials, Facebook ads, etc don’t exactly tell you that or that there is a limited amount of availability. They also don’t boldly advertise that the deal could only be for Theme Park View or Club Level at certain resorts. And they for sure don’t tell you that there is like only 1 room at your resort, for a mystery set of dates that was actually discounted. BUT it’s not all bad, some resorts seem to always score a deal and I often suggest those when people have a limited budget. Just NOTE: It might not happen for you, especially if staying at the most popular resort so BOOK EARLY to save.

Deal Day OFFER!!
Resorts:

Some resorts are just larger with more rooms, are less popular or happen to have more variety of room categories and tend to score a deal more than others. Some are because you couldn’t pay me to stay there and some, its just the higher room category. I can think of one resort (in particular) that if its lands on a deal, you can save hundreds on one of the most popular rooms/views on property. This is a TOTAL score BUT you have to be willing to pay more to upgrade (which is also common). So deal doesn’t always mean less or cheaper. Sometimes it does. I often safe people $200-300 PER room, but like I said, its tends to happen at the same few resorts. So, if I have clients determined to score a deal, these are things I mention and help with.

The Skinny:

So the take away is this…Book what you want, what you can/want to afford. And Book EARLY. Book dates that work for you. Don’t count on a deal to make your vacation magical. But understand that if a deal does come out, I am up at 4am that morning trying to score it for you. I want to get that deal for you before they are gone. But also know that you might have to upgrade for a deal. You might have to add Park Hoppers or add 1 more park day. Are you willing to do this? These are things I ask, so on that fateful morning…I am ready to be the Most Magical Travel Agent EVER. I want to be that hero, I want to save you money. Booking with me can save you money, not just because I scored you a deal, but because I know my stuff. And I saved you time by doing all the work BUT I also prevented you from spending funds where they didn’t need to be spent.

Mahalo for READING and FOLLOWING along – Nina

As usual I am a FREE Magical Vacation Planner (Travel Agent), Booking ALL Disney Destination Vacations (Disney & Beyond) – Contact me TODAY!!