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On the Road with Mickey #58 – When Disney Goes Above & Beyond!

February 22, 2021
Season 2, Episode 8 – When Disney Goes Above & Beyond
When Disney Goes Above & Beyond

Hey everyone, I’m Mike, she’s Sophie, and that’s Brenda, and We’re on the Road with Mickey! This is Season 2, Episode 8 for February 22, 2021, and our feature topic today is When Disney Goes Above & Beyond! This week, we’re talking about ways that Disney has gone above and beyond for their Guests! We hope that this reminds you of the ways that Disney has done that for you and your family as well! Grab a drink, relax, and join us as we talk about all the things that we came up with! Here’s our rundown of what we talked about:

  • Cheddar from the Big Cheese
    • Mike: From a Travel Agent/Travel Perspective, the biggest news for me is that Walt Disney World has released pricing for 2022 that goes through early July, 2022! That is huge for several reasons: 1) It gets people excited about taking a Disney trip next year, 2) It gives you a longer time period to plan and pay for your trip, and 3) It shows that Disney is looking ahead towards a time when things at Disney will be more normal. Both Brenda and I are travel agents with Pixie Vacations, so shoot us an email if you want to look at pricing! Brenda is Brenda@PixieVacations.com and I’m Mike@PixieVacations.com.
    • Sophie: Over at the Conservation Station at Animal Kingdom Park, Disney is introducing a new “Raya and the Last Dragon” Animation Experience and Sand Sculpture! You can learn to draw the new characters from the movie starting today, February 22nd! Also, over at Discovery Island Stage, artists will be working on a 40-ton sand sculpture celebrating the film, which will feature Raya, Tuk Tuk, Sisu the last dragon and the Ongi.
    • Brenda: Also in Disney travel information, Disney has released their Disney Military Promotional Tickets! You can get 4 day or 5 day Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus options. 5 day Park Hopper tickets are $315 plus tax, and 5 day Park Hopper Plus tickets are $345 plus tax. 4 Day Park Hopper tickets are $296 plus tax, and 4 day Park Hopper Plus tickets are $326 plus tax.
    • Sophie: Coming to theaters May 28th, the newest Disney Live Action remake: Cruella! Disney released an updated trailer on the 17th — here is the link if you wish to check it out! https://youtu.be/gmRKv7n2If8 (Note: this movie does not look like it is meant for small children, as you will see.)

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  • Feature Topic: When Disney Goes Above & Beyond
    • Brenda explains what “Disney Plussing” means.
    • Sophie’s Experiences:
      • Animal Kingdom ice cream
      • Sophie celebrating birthdays before or after the day!
      • Disney Birthday Desserts
      • Sophie and Princess Jasmine in Morocco
      • The Disney Parks/Pandora
      • The Sword in the Stone

    • Mike’s Experiences:
      • Eyeglass repair in the Magic Kingdom
      • Sophie’s book at the Fire Station
      • The Cookie at the Main Street Bakery
      • The Captain on the boat “turning” Sophie into “Pirate Sophie!”
      • Biergarten
      • Greeters at French Quarter
      • The Birthday Button
      • Dapper Dan’s Happy Birthday

    • Brenda’s Experiences:
      • Brenda’s Birthday Experiences
      • Wilderness Lodge Pins
      • Disney Cruise Cast Member Natalia
      • 1900 Park Fare
      • Josh’s first trip in 2000
      • Butch at the United Kingdom
      • McKinley’s 5th Birthday Trip – Turning Disappointment into Joy

    • Friends of the show Experiences:
      • One of my clients was about to head home from their trip — they were literally waiting for Magical Express, and realized that they had forgotten to get the Stitch stuffed animal that their daughter wanted and they had no more park tickets available. A Disney Cast Member went from their resort into Epcot, purchased the Stitch for them, and brought it back to give to their daughter! That’s going Above & Beyond!

  • This Day in Disney History
  • Disney Who’s Who Character:
    • Bashful from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

  • Walt Disney Quote
    • “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.” -Walt Disney

  • Coming Next Week: We are joined by our friend Lee from Disleelandia as we talk about our favorite Disney collectibles we have at home!
  • Sponsorship
    • On the Road with Mickey is sponsored by Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis and Tech Solutions NC.

As always, thank you for listening. We are having a lot of fun talking Disney, and I’m glad you are enjoying it as well! Remember, you can reach us in many ways — by email to info@ontheroadwithmickey.com. You can also talk to us on our Facebook Page, On the Road with Mickey or in our On the Road with Mickey Group. Feel free to join us! Have a great week, and we’ll be back to talk with you again next week!