Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016 Dates Announced

A few weeks after releasing the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party dates, the 2016 dates for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party have been announced. 2016's holiday festivities will span 21 nights. Tickets will go on sale later this spring and prices have not been revealed. If you're not ready for a price hike I'd start preparing yourself now. Check out all the dates below.

  • November – 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27, 29
  • December – 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 22

Review: Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

Review: Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is a vaudeville style comedy show located in Pioneer Hall at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. It is considered the longest running musical in the country. Performing three times a day, seven days a week. The entire experience lasts 2 hours and features a rollicking interactive show and copious amounts of fried foods.

The Show
The show itself features the Pioneer Hall Players, an archetypal group of characters who are in town to perform a special show for you. The comedy in the show is very much in the Disney style. If you aren't a fan of corny jokes then this will not be for you. Most of Disney isn't really for you in that case. I loved every bit of it especially the comedic foil to the group, Six Bits Slocum. There is a large amount of audience participation during the show, including inviting guests up on the main stage. If you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or any other special event this would be a fun way to be in the spotlight and to make it a little more special.

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Disney Announces Seasonal Pricing on 1-Day Tickets

After months of rumors and speculation Disney has officially revealed their move to a seasonal tiered pricing structure for one-day tickets in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. What that means is during certain times of the year tickets will raise in price up to $124 for the Magic Kingdom and $114 for the other three parks in Florida.

As you can imagine, spring break, most of the summer and late December into New Years will be labeled as 'Peak' times, charging the most. That period will start on March 11th. The mid-tier 'Regular' pricing will show up first on Friday and will cost $110 for the Magic Kingdom and $102 for the other three parks. The 'Value' season will consist of the slower times of the year, mainly September and will maintain the current pricing of $105 and $97.

Multi-day tickets will also be affected year round. The four-day option will increase $20 to $325 and the ten-day option will increase $35 to $400.

Disney's parks have seen record attendance over the past few years and quite frankly I'm surprised they haven't adopted this model sooner. No one wants to pay more but it is understandable. Now, how Disney is treating their employees while they're raking in all this extra cash is another topic for another time.

Source: Disney, Orlando Sentinel

4 Things to Splurge On At Walt Disney World

4 Things to Splurge On At Walt Disney World

A vacation to Walt Disney World is more expensive than ever. In addition to the price for a hotel, park tickets and food, there are many things trough out the world for you to spend even more money on. Some of these additional expenses are more worth it than others. Here are 4 things to splurge on at Walt Disney World worth the money.

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is one of the longest running shows at Walt Disney World and most guests still don't know about it. Located at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort inside Pioneer Hall, it is a little off the beaten path but well worth the trip.

The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is a comedy stage show with a dinner of unlimited fried chicken, BBQ pork ribs and sides included. There is also unlimited draft beer, wine, sangria and soft drinks included. Starting at $64 and going up to $72 per person, it's a little pricey for chicken and beans but the entire experience is worth the cost of admission. Let's not forget about that strawberry short cake either.

The Pioneer Hall Players never fail to put on a hilarious show with plenty of audience participation. You might find yourself on stage, dancing in the audience or at least playing the washboard during the show. The rollicking show makes the 2 hours fly by so make you sure fill up on all the chicken you can and don't be afraid to ask for more. Your server will be happy to bring it to you.

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