Welcome to the round-up! Here you’ll find things that are happening or good to know, not only from Military Disney Tips, but from around the web too.
So let’s get started
Well, Mickey’s not So Scary Halloween Party just wrapped up this week and now the Magic Kingdom is getting ready for the next special party: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Military discounted prices are available for this event on the nights of: 9, 12, 15, 25, 27, 29 November & 2 December. See the full post here.
There are dates when Disney’s Armed Forces Salute Tickets are not valid! Disney calls these dates Blockout Dates. I often get emails for those who were unaware of this. These dates fall during the highest attendance periods for the theme parks (which coincide with school vacations). Make sure you are aware of when they are when doing your planning.
Did you see that Universal has finally released a new Military Salute? It’s about time, the last Military Salute they offered ended in March 2010. With the attendance volume driven by their new Wizzarding World of Harry Potter, Universal didn’t feel the need to boost attendance with a military offer.
Speaking of Attendance Levels,
I always try to visit Disney World when the crowds are low. I find it so much more enjoyable, but it’s becoming harder to do as Disney actively attempts to draw people in during those times. So what’s the best way to determine the best time to go to WDW?
YourFirstVisit.net offers their free Crowd Calendars and other related products so that you can easily find out the best time for you to go. The 2014 information just came out, here is the 2014 Overview and the 2014 Crowd Calendar and of course you’ll also fine the 2013 Crowd Calendar and the one for the remainder of 2012 to help with your planning.
Many MDT readers are military spouses so here are a few links that you might enjoy…
Here is a fantastic post on USMCLife.com which asks, Can Civilians Understand? (the life of a military spouse). Here is just a tid-bit:
When they say, I could never do it. And, Aren’t you worried he will die? They are saying, I’m afraid to face what you are facing and I don’t know how you cope because my heart hurts just thinking about it.
Also from USMCLife a great Facebook Tips and Tricks People In The Military Community Should Know with some good privacy info.
And from MyMilitaryLife.com a discussion on privacy of a different sort, 2 Dinners and a Lack of OPSEC. Remember the old saying, Loose lips sink ships…
None of these ladies apparently ever learned how to use a six inch voice, I could now give you the complete schedule, port calls, gossip, mail drop, and probably half the crews names for 2 ships that are currently deployed.
Well, that’s it for this week. I’ve actually just returned home today from a Disney World visit, we spent the week at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. It’s my favorite time to visit Disney. Read more about the festival on the Disney Food Blog.
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