Category Archives: All Things Disney

New and Exciting Disney Updates!

Disney parks are always expanding to enhance the magic for families of all sizes.  Well, they are at it again!  Here are some of the exciting updates to come in the near future:

A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away, Disney Imagineers dreamed about bringing Star Wars to the parks.  This is now becoming a reality.  Star Wars, Galaxy’s Edge, will be opening in Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2019.  The lands are set in a remote trading port on the edge of wild space.  You’ll find yourself in the middle of the action either piloting the Millennium Falcon or riding aboard the Star Destroyer.  And what would Star Wars be without a local cantina?  Here they’ll be serving up unique drink concoctions including blue milk! Continue reading New and Exciting Disney Updates!

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RUN DISNEY PRINCESS STYLE!!!

And they’re off!  Walt Disney World has set the dates for their exciting Marathons for 2018.  There are lots of great options to choose from and all are specifically themed.  Today we’re going to focus on February fun with the Princess Half Marathon Weekend.  Join the Princesses and make every mile magical.  This is the only time that it’s ok to trade the glass slippers for running shoes. Friday, February 23rd  will kick off the festivities with the Princess 5K run through the Future World and World Showcase.  Princesses ages 5 and older and their families can take part in this fun race .  The race ends with a memory-making storybook finish perfect for a princess and her royal court in the family reunion character party.

Saturday morning starts bright and early with the Princess Enchanted 10K.  This is a timed race through Epcot, Yacht Club, andBeach Club.  There will be great family entertainment along the way, as well as some real characters rooting you on!

If you want to give the kids a little time to burn off their energy, head over to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  They will be hosting kid dashes and a 1 mile run.  These activities are for ages 13 and under and all participants will receive a metal.  Here’s the details:

runDisney Kids Dashes Age Groups:

  • 12 months and under – Diaper Dash for crawlers
  • 1-4 years old – 100m dash
  • 4-8 years old – 200m dash

Princess 1/2 Marathon MedalOn Sunday, February 25th, The Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon will celebrate 10 years!  The 13.1 miles is filled with fun, memory making moments.  The run winds through the most magical place on Earth, including the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.  Princesses of all skill levels are welcome to join the fun.  Everyone earns her very own 10th Anniversary Disney Princess Half Marathon Finisher Medal.

Up for a real challenge?  Then the Glass Slipper Challenge is for you!  When you sign up for the Enchanted 10K on Saturday and the Princess 1/2 Marathon on Sunday, you will joining the 5 year anniversary celebration of this amazing 19.3 miles and immediately  become my hero!

All of these events come with great goody bags, characters cheering on the side lines and the feeling of great achievement.   Be sure to visit the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  This is where you pick up your registration packet,  and check out all of the race apparel.

So, lace up those sneakers and contact your friendly OLP Travel Pixie for more information.  Make your adventure extra special and stay at one of the fabulous Disney resorts.  There will be weekend event transportation provided from the resorts.  The packages are available for booking now!  On your mark, get set, GO!

 

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Disney Parks After The Sun Sets

After spending a long day at the parks of Walt Disney World , do you stick around for the after hour activities?  With lights, sounds and lots of action, the parks come to life when the sun sets. Continue reading Disney Parks After The Sun Sets

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EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival: Flowery Fun!

 

EPCOT will soon be kicking off their annual celebration of Spring with it’s International Flower and Garden Festival.  Beginning on March 1 through May 29,  you can see the beautiful blossoms and fun character topiaries.  Continue reading EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival: Flowery Fun!

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Disneyland Magic is Alive and Well!

sleeping-beauty-castle-1Recently I was blessed with the opportunity to visit Disneyland for the first time in 20 years!  And I can honestly say I was in awe of the magic that abounds all throughout both Disneyland Park, Disney’s California Adventure Park, and the entire resort area. Continue reading Disneyland Magic is Alive and Well!

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Walt Disney World Current Specials

Would love to save some extra Disney dollars for your upcoming vacation to Walt Disney World? Then I have some good news!! I have gathered a list of the specials  that are currently being offered.  Continue reading Walt Disney World Current Specials

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Disney Cruise Line 2018 Itineraries!

It’s never too early to start planning a cruise, right?  That’s especially true with a  Disney Cruise.  Disney has become so popular with cruisers that the cabins book several months dcand even years in advance.  Believe it or not, the itinerary for early 2018 have already been released!  So, start planning your DREAM and get ready to set sail for exciting cruises to incredible ports!
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Cool Down This Summer with FROZEN At Disney Parks! OLP News and Views

olafThe summers can get very hot in Disney World and Disneyland.  This summer, you can cool down with FROZEN!  Disney has released several new attractions for all of the Elsa and Anna lovers.

If you’re looking for a meet and greet and a great photo op, I would suggest heading over to Hollywood Studios.  You will find Olaf
chillin’ at the “beach”in the Echo Lake area.  He’s waiting for a warm hug! Continue reading Cool Down This Summer with FROZEN At Disney Parks! OLP News and Views

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Why You Need A Disney Specializing Travel Agent

keep-calm-and-call-your-disney-vacation-plannerThe question has been brought up to me lots and lots of times through my years as a Disney Specializing Travel Agent:  With everything available online, why would I need a travel agent?  And, to be honest, I can completely understand that question and why it would be asked when we live in a world where infinite information is available right at your fingertips.  But there are some things you just can’t get online.  One of the biggest of those is experience.  Truly, it’s very hard to plan something as entailed as a Disney vacation without experience.  The basics may be there, but all the details that can and will make your vacation truly magical will be lacking.  Do you remember that old book with the line in it that goes, ‘lions and tigers and bears, oh my!’?  Well in the world of Disney vacation planning, it’s more like, ‘dining and magic bands and fastpasses, oh my!’.  And that’s only the tip of the Disney iceberg! Continue reading Why You Need A Disney Specializing Travel Agent

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Preparing The Fleets For Cruising in 2016

port-canaveral-florida-454x263Being a Travel Pixie at Our Laughing Place Travel, I get asked the question “Is Disney all that you sell?”.  The answer to that questions is no.  We actually sell all sorts of travel, including all cruise lines.  While we do specialize in Disney travel, our goal is always to provide the best concierge service for any vacation. Continue reading Preparing The Fleets For Cruising in 2016

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