DVC Exclusive Member Experience: Thanksgiving Dinner at Walt Disney World Resort


Celebrate Thanksgiving at

Walt Disney World Resort!

Disney Vacation Club

t’s the season when family and loved ones get together for special holiday gatherings filled with their own Thanksgiving traditions and lots of scrumptious food! Take a break from all the cooking this year and experience the magic of Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World Resort with a special feast for Disney Vacation Club Members and their Guests as part of Membership Magic at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

At this first-of-its-kind event, Members and their Guests can enjoy a mouthwatering array of favorite holiday dishes while all seated together in the beautiful Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. You can also enjoy a full cash bar with a featured holiday drink: Caramel Apple Martini.

Make your reservations beginning October 1 through November 14, 2014 for this event-taking place Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 3:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Magical Disney touches will make this a celebration you’ll always remember! Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will greet your family and pose for photos. Your family will also enjoy some extra special surprises.

You can make reservations from October 1 through November 14. Seating at this Member-exclusive event is limited.

Event Details
Date: Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 27, 2014
Time: 3:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Location: Fantasia Ballroom in Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World Resort
Pricing: Adult Price (10+): $89.95, Child Price (3-9): $49.95, inclusive of tax and gratuity
Booking: All reservations can be made through Member Services. Please call (800) 800–9800†



* If you have already booked a dining experience that day and would like to cancel it to book the Disney Vacation Club Thanksgiving Dinner instead, you may do so without a penalty.Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to avoid surrendering the full payment. 

  • Guests must be 21 with Photo ID to consume alcohol
  • Disney Dining Plan Entitlements cannot be used for this experience
  • Culinary Magic Experiences are not eligible for any additional special offers or discounts, including the DVC Member 10% food and beverage discount
  • Transportation Time: please allow up to 1.5 hours for travel to your destination.
  • Party size limit of 16 guests
  • Full Payment is due at time of booking
  • Price Includes Tax and Gratuity
  • Credit Card Required at time of booking
  • Menu Items, Pricing and Hours are subject to change without notice.
  • Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a paying participating parent or guardian
  • Member ID Required at Check In
  • Food Allergies must be noted at time of booking

Special offers are available to Members at various times. Members should visit dvcmember.com or contact Member Services for the most up-to-date information. To receive any of these offers, you must present your Disney Vacation Club Member ID along with corresponding valid photo ID. Disney Vacation Club Member discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or promotions. Offers valid through December 31, 2014, unless otherwise noted. Some offers are through third-party providers. All offers are subject to availability, change, and/or termination without notice.


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Halloween Party Costume Fun

One of my favorite things about attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is people watching and checking out all the great Halloween costumes. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that the Magic Kingdom is one of the few places it is okay for an adult without a kid to trick or treat and subsequently bring home two full bags of Halloween candy. The Boo To You Halloween Parade is my favorite and do you ever really get tired of Happy Hallowishes? I think not.

I thought I’d share some of my favorite pictures I took of costumes from the Halloween Party the other night. I had a great time and got to do almost everything I wanted due to some well executed plans. I saw so many awesome Halloween costumes and some were so creative and well planned I wish I had thought of them. Some of them I didn’t recognize and wish I had asked who they were. The most prevalent I think were probably Anna and Elsa for the girls, Captain America for the guys, Rapunzel for ladies, and Batman for the boys. All in all it was a ton of fun and I asked everyone if I could take their picture before I took it, especially making sure I got permission from parents before taking kids’ pics. Hope you enjoy!

Halloween party pics
Sanderson Sisters from the movie Hocus Pocus
Photo Sep 21, 6 39 27 PM
Smarty Pants!
Photo Sep 21, 6 39 45 PM
This one was tough … Chicken Cordon Bleu (get it? cord on blue)
Photo Sep 21, 6 40 04 PM
Ceiling Fan
Photo Sep 21, 6 44 20 PM
Flynn aka Eugene and Rapunzel
Photo Sep 21, 6 53 47 PM
Ariel, Maleficent, and Anna
Photo Sep 21, 6 55 08 PM
Haunted Mansion Stretching Room Portraits
Photo Sep 21, 6 57 01 PM
Rapunzel and Belle
Photo Sep 21, 6 58 45 PM
Puppet girl?, Minnie Mouse, Pocahontas, Mia from the Princess Diaries, Megara, and Vanellope Von Schweetz
Photo Sep 21, 7 00 02 PM
Cruella de Vil and the Orange Bird
Photo Sep 21, 7 02 39 PM
Candy Corn, Cotton Candy, and Candy Dots
Photo Sep 21, 7 03 13 PM
Baby Flounder, two Ariels, two Erics, and there was a mini Sebastian too!
Photo Sep 21, 7 04 10 PM
Green Power Ranger and Gladiators
Photo Sep 21, 7 06 30 PM
Sorcerer Mickey with Brooms and cameo by Daisy
Photo Sep 21, 7 09 29 PM
Belle, Supergirl, the Flash, and Captain America
Photo Sep 21, 7 10 55 PM
Elsa, Jake (very excited about his candy sans his Neverland Pirates), Mary Poppins, and Bert
Photo Sep 21, 7 15 35 PM
Ursula, Vanellope Von Schweetz, Wreck It Ralph, Kevin, Russell, Fix It Felix, and Jubileena Bing-Bing
Photo Sep 21, 7 18 27 PM
I found Waldo several times
Photo Sep 21, 7 19 31 PM
This mini John Cena was so adorable
Photo Sep 21, 7 34 15 PM
This baby Batman was the most precious and bad ass thing I saw all night!
Photo Sep 21, 7 40 53 PM
Captain America
Photo Sep 21, 7 45 33 PM
Indiana Jones, Cinderella, Snow White, and Maleficent
Photo Sep 21, 8 25 02 PM
Batman and Robin
Photo Sep 21, 8 30 36 PM
Photo Sep 21, 8 31 33 PM
Such a cute little Star-Lord
Photo Sep 21, 8 42 12 PM
Agent Carter, Scrawny Steve, and the Winter Soldier
Photo Sep 21, 10 19 53 PM
Sulley and Mike
Photo Sep 21, 11 32 36 PM
An awesome mine train over the stroller
Photo Sep 24, 4 35 57 PM
Shelley caught this pic of an amazing Drax and Gamora complete with a baby Groot!


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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Space Shuttle Atlantis

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Space ShuttleAtlantis

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Space ShuttleAtlantisSM with Atlantis Astronaut Adventure October 9


Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the $100-million Space Shuttle AtlantisSM attraction with Atlantis Astronaut Adventure on Thursday, Oct. 9 featuring 12 NASA astronauts, all of whom flew on the historic orbiter.

The 12 Atlantis astronauts – Clayton Anderson, Bo Bobko, John Creighton, Charlie Walker, Hoot Gibson, Fred Gregory, Ken Ham, Mike McCulley, Jerry Ross, Brian Duffy, Bob Springer and Dan Tani – will participate in a first-of-its-kind Lunch with an Astronaut from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Oct. 9. Visitor Complex guests who purchase special Lunch with an Astronaut tickets will have one of the astronauts sitting at their table and receive a space shuttle keepsake signed by that astronaut and a Kodak photo with the astronaut as well. Lunch with the Atlantis Astronauts is $39.99 for adults and $29.99 for children, in addition to daily admission. Please call 855-378-0169 for reservations, as seating is limited.

Space Shuttle Atlantis Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex SpaceX

In addition, the astronauts will be featured throughout the day in Astronaut Encounter at the Visitor Complex. Each astronaut will give a 30-minute“Mini Mission Recap” highlighting their missions aboard Atlantis. Astronaut Encounter is included in daily admission.

The 12 astronauts also will participate in signing opportunities in the Space Shop throughout the day with lithographs and books available for sale and signing.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex annual passholders can attend a special presentation featuring a question and answer session with the astronauts in Space Shuttle Atlantis from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.


Space Shuttle Atlantis has become a “must-see” experience for Central Florida tourists following its grand opening on June 29, 2013. Guests experience the inspiring accomplishments of the U.S. space shuttle program at the unique 90,000-square-foot attraction where visitors get nose to nose with a real spaceflown orbiter. The Atlantis orbiter is displayed as if floating in space as if departing from the International Space Station – the only space shuttle orbiter in the world exhibited this way.

 Space Shuttle Atlantis Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Guests also can train on various realistic Space Shuttle Atlantis simulators: take a simulated spacewalk, land the space shuttle on the shuttle landing facility, operate the robotic Canadarm or dock with the International Space Station. Shuttle Launch Experience®, part of Space Shuttle Atlantis, is an incredible journey of vertically launching into space and orbiting Earth aboard the space shuttle.  Guests also strap in for an all-too-real simulation, which immerses visitors in the sights, sounds and feelings of a space shuttle launch, including simulated weightlessness.

Space Shuttle Atlantis Great Balls of Fire Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Since Space Shuttle Atlantis opened, the Visitor Complex has added the new Great Balls of Fire interactive exhibit which allows guests to discover the risks that asteroids, comets and meteorites present to our planet. The exhibit explores how we keep track of near-Earth objects while examining the effects of possible impacts. Within the Great Balls of Fire exhibit is Asteroid Encounter, where guests can climb aboard a “spaceship” and blast off to the asteroid belt and Jupiter while compiling data about asteroids and comets. Guests also can explore what would happen if one of these celestial bodies were to hit their hometown, determine Science Fact or Science Fiction of Hollywood movie clips and much more.

Space Shuttle Atlantis Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Also new is the KSC Up-Close Explore Tour, which gives an insider’s view of the U.S. Space Program, from the launch sites of today at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to the past and future of space exploration at Kennedy Space Center. The KSC Up-Close Explore Tour includes up-close views of the massive, 525-foot-high Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) (one of the largest structures in the world) and the Shuttle Landing Facility. The tour stops in between the Kennedy Space Center launch pads for a close-up photo opportunity, in front of the VAB, and on the NASA Causeway where guests are surrounded by a panoramic view of launch pads at Cape Canaveral that are currently accommodating rocket launches by NASA, SpaceX and the United Launch Alliance.

The Visitor Complex also provides some of the closest public launch viewing areas for the ongoing schedule of rocket launches taking place at Kennedy Space Center/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station each year. Guests can experience the sights, sounds and ground-shaking vibrations as rockets launch, carrying not only NASA science missions and government satellites, but also commercial space endeavors, such as SpaceX.

 Space Shuttle Atlantis Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Shuttle Launch Experience®, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and many other interactive exhibits. The new $100 million home for Space Shuttle AtlantisSM opened June 29, 2013. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, which opens daily at noon and closing times vary by season. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season.  Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

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