Trying to track down a favorite character in the Parks? Check with a Cast Member, especially those assisting other characters (in the Magic Kingdom, they are usually identified by their white shirts with yellow sleeves that have Mickey gloves all over them). If the cast member doesn’t have immediate or first-hand knowledge of where/when you can find a character, he or she can radio to find out for you!
In 2010 Disney will once again offer a special “Armed Forces Salute” ticket for active and retired US military, including active Coast Guard and National Guard. With valid military ID, service men and women can purchase up to five four-day base tickets for just $99 each. For an additional $25, the Park Hopper feature or Water Parks & More (both for an additional $50).
Tickets must be purchased by July 31, 2010 and must be activated (first use) by September 26, 2010. Block out dates include March 27-April 9 for all Disney Parks and July 3-4 for the Magic Kingdom. Tickets will be available at Shades of Green, beginning January 3.
Star Wars Weekends will once again be held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2010. The dates are: May 21-23, May 28-30, June 4-6, and June 11-13.
This is a really fun time to be at WDW, especially for true Star Wars fans. It’s a chance to meet Star Wars celebrities–anyone from characters in the original movie to voice characters from the newer animated series. There is a lot of “special” merchandise that you won’t see anywhere else except for during this event.
And if you’re not such a big Star Wars fan, it can be a great time to visit the other three parks which tend to have lighter crowds, especially during events such as the afternoon parade.
Makeovers at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and the Pirate’s League are tons of fun for your little princess or pirate–but they’re also pricey! Want to give your child a mini-makeover at a fraction of the cost? Today’s tip is about one of the best kept secrets in Walt Disney World: the Harmony Barber Shop.
Yes, believe it or not, there is a working barber shop nestled in a corner on Main Street of the Magic Kingdom. For around $22, you can actually get a haircut! For a bit more, bring Junior for his first haircut that comes with a set of Mickey ears. And for around $10, your child can get a special “do” of colored gel and Mickey confetti.
Harmony Barber Shop is a fun step back, and a nice quiet spot to relax and enjoy a little pampering.
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