It was just announced that the Walt Disney World® parks in Orlando has requested the state’s permission to welcome guests beginning on July 11th with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom and July 15th for Epcot and Hollywood StudiosWe feel confident that this date will be approved by the state but it is not official until that happens . While that process is underway, there is no need to wait to make plans for a visit to Disney World. Your Mouse Experts at Ears of Experience are ready to assist you with planning a magical vacation. In addition to our highly acclaimed concierge planning services, we are here to provide official and accurate details about Disney’s plans and procedures that will ensure guests can once again enjoy carefree moments at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Because of the changing times, Walt Disney World will be opening in phases. Like many aspects of our lives, the parks will look and feel a little different. Some noticeable differences that you can expect to see include, but are not limited to:

-Increased physical distances in the line queues

-Lower crowd sizes at the parks

-Greater emphasis placed on sanitation measures by the cast members throughout the parks and resorts

-Face Coverings for cast members and guests

-Temporary suspension of parades, fireworks, meet and greets, playgrounds, and water effects all of which make physical distancing difficult.

-Disney will have a new theme park reservation system. Each guest will need to obtain a reservation for entrance into the parks. Once we have more information on this, we will send that out.

Of course, these are just a few of the most noticeable differences that you can expect to experience at the parks. For more detailed explanations of these reopening phases, we will be creating a blog and will send the link once we have all the information.

We trust in Disney, as they have been steadfast in their response to the changes that have occurred in the last few months. They are leaders in innovation, and we believe they will be state-of-the-art pioneers in their response to this new normal.

As we all know, these are extraordinary times and we realize everyone will have different levels of comfort with regards to integrating life in public places. Whether you are ready for a vacation now or in the next few months, please know that as your travel advisor, I are here to help with your travel plans and answer any questions.

Why they call me the Fairy Godmother of Travel?

When you are looking for the Magical memories that will last a lifetime, you will want to book with Ears of Experience. Booking trips to all destinations Disney, Universal Orlando; Hollywood or SeaWorld, with me, means your vacation will be nothing short of magical. Specializing is what sets Ears a part. Besides specializing in these destinations, we specialize in making dreams come true. Focusing on the details, is what I do, while you focus on making memories with your family! Ears of Experience is a Platinum EarMarked Agency that is recognized, as a leader in the travel industry by Walt Disney World Co.©. You’ll stand in less lines and experience more attractions with my exceptional service at NO EXTRA COST. Whether you want to do all the planning or none at all, we got you covered!

When you book with me, I book your reservation, watch for and apply promotions, book your dining reservations, and assist you with you FastPasses. But add to all this, we offer something other agents do not, with our in-park text services, which means, when you’re on vacation, I’m on call!!

I look forward to planning your next Disney vacation! Specializing in helping military families and families with special needs. I am just a Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo away

Still not convinced you want to book with Ears? Just ask our families, because once you travel with Ears, you become family!!

Hope to hear from you soon! Michelle

Do we really need trip insurance to go to Disney?

You’re kidding me right?

This is a question I get a lot from families, when I am booking them to go to Disney. They want to know why they really need to get trip insurance. I speak from personal experience, when I advise all my families that for, as little that my family has paid for trip insurance, we have saved so much more!

Oh I’m just getting warmed up mama!

The first time we used trip insurance was when our son was just 12 months old. We were in Magic Kingdom and I noticed that he felt hot. He’s eight now, but back then they had pacifier thermometers. I used the thermometer to check his temperature and it read 105° F. I gave him some Motrin right away and we took him to the first aid station, in the park. His temperature had come down to 104° but the nurses said that if his fever did not come down to 103° that he would need to transported to the hospital, for additional care. We were very relieved, when his temperature did come down to 103°, but then we need to see a doctor. We needed to find out what was wrong and what we could do. So, we went back to our room to figure out the next step. Disney was so amazing that they sent a doctor to our room. It was so cool. He was like an old-school doctor, with an old small black bag. He told us that it was unusual, but our son had a sinus infection. And he opened his little black bag and gave us the first dose of antibiotics that our son needed. The pharmacy sent over the rest of his medication within the next 2 hours. All of these expenses we paid out of pocket, at the time. But when we returned home, we filed our insurance claim and we were returned 100% of what we had paid. That’s because we had trip insurance.

There was another time we were visiting Disney with my parents. We had just checked out and were headed to the parks for just a little bit before, we needed to catch the Magical Express. That’s when I got a text from our flight carrier that our flight had been canceled, due to severe weather back home. I hurried to call the hotel and try and rebook our two rooms. I was told that we got the last two rooms on property. Again, we paid out of pocket but were returned the full amount, because we had trip insurance. Unfortunately, my parents did not purchase the trip insurance and they need to pay out of pocket for that hotel stay.

So, do you really need trip insurance?

This is a question only you can answer. I can tell you from personal experience that the small amount you will pay for trip insurance is well worth the money, when you consider the time it may save you, the stress you can do without, and the piece of mind that when you have it, you will be taken care of well!

Being a mom is tough. Planning your family’s trip to Disney can be downright overwhelming!

If you’re a mom like me, who works full-time and then comes home and works full-time to take care of your lovely family, you find little time for yourself to do anything else, let alone take on the intense planning of a Disney vacation. In our family, we have challenges just like any family does. We have two very picky eaters, whose choices of foods are not alike at all, we have one child who likes fast rides and the other is a challenge to get on any at all, they can be the best of friends and they can be the worst of Frenemies… so, how does one start planning an amazing Disney vacation? How does one put together the perfect concoction of dining, rides and entertainment? Well that’s why I’m writing this blog! In our family, we plan it, we do it, we roll with it, and we get through to the other side with it! How do you become an expert? You have a lot of experience, and that’s what I have! I will share with you my vacation trials and tribulations. What you will find is that all vacations are one Amazing Adventure! I believe there is no total successful vacation or vacation flop! It’s how we ebb and flow, how we duck and weave. It’s what we leave and take away and what we remember forever! I’m excited to take you on this Amazing Adventure with me and hear what you have to say! After All…

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney

So, leave me a comment below and let’s go on this amazing adventure together!