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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Some Changes in AAA Perks at Walt Disney World

Since we are set of hands and toes away from our next, and 7th, visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, our paperwork arrived this past week.  In reviewing the booklet that comes with all of your package information, I noticed that there are some changes in “perks” for AAA members.

The first change I noticed is that while there is still a ticket per person for Disney’s Story Time Experience, an intimate storytelling experience with a character from a classic Disney feature, it has been moved from the Magic Kingdom to EPCOT. While we have never taken advantage of this perk before, we were aware of it and had actually called to make the required reservation. The times did not fit with our touring plans. NOW, the times and days are listed on the back of the ticket—a nice touch—and an advanced reservation is still required. The Story Time Experience is located in the Norway Pavilion next to Maelstrom and is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:00 am, 10:45 am, 11:30 am, and 12:15 pm. Your ticket to Disney’s Story Time Experience along with the advance reservation made at least 24 hours in advance are required for admission. Note: Two of the above mentioned times are actually before the official opening of World Showcase at 11:00 am. But since the Norway Pavilion is the home of Akershus and Princess Storybook Dining, you can gain access to Norway before the rest of World Showcase opens.

Again, we will not be taking advantage of this perk, as our schedule for our upcoming trip has us at EPCOT on a Sunday.

Another change I noticed was a ticket per person for a AAA Special Parade Viewing at the Magic Kingdom. This ticket, along with an advanced reservation made at least 24 hours in advance, allows for special reserved viewing area for the 3:00 pm parade at the Magic Kingdom. The ticket indicates that the reserved viewing is available on certain days of the week and black out dates apply. The viewing area is on the 2nd level of the Main Street Train Station. Hmm. . . I think we’ll check this perk out and see if the reserved viewing is available while we are at the Magic Kingdom.

Our Photopass card came in the packet of information as well. All I need to do is activate the card and pre-order our Photopass CD at a significant savings.

Let the countdown begin!

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