Category Archives: All Things Disney

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

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

New Discount released Walt Disney World

snowwhiteAre you wishing you were at Walt Disney World? I know I am. I always am!!  If you are traveling from February – June 2016, Disney just sent you a late Christmas gift!

There are 3 new offers.

 

First up: Family Time Package:

Spending quality family time together at Walt Disney World Resort is magical and memories last forever! Continue reading New Discount released Walt Disney World

5 New Experiences Now Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood StudiosIt was a busy week at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as we saw the opening of five new experiences at the park. In anticipation of some major additions coming to Hollywood Studios, many old attractions had been closed, leaving large vacant spaces within this park. Change takes time. Little by little, those empty spaces are being filled. Here are some new things that you can look forward to right now when you visit Hollywood Studios. Continue reading 5 New Experiences Now Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Great Reasons To Plan Your 2016 Disney Vacation Right Now!

WonderHappensHereA short time ago Disney released their new campaign, ‘Unforgettable Happens Here’.  Throughout the coming year you’re going to see this an lots of variations of it including ‘Wonder Happens Here’, ‘Togetherness Happens Here’, ‘Magic Happens Here’, and many more.  I’m so excited about this new campaign because it embodies the magic of the Disney parks that I share with my friends and family every day.  And with the coming of 2016, there are so many things that will insure that Unforgettable, Wonder, Togetherness, and Magic happens during your next trip to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, or Aulani.

If you’re vacation plans include a trip to Walt Disney World Resort in the coming year, Jungle Cruise Nav Cothere’s lots of wonderful and unforgettable ways to make some magic happen.  At Animal Kingdom Park, you’ll find Avatar Land being created right in front of your eyes.  This area is going to bring the magic of Avatar to life with official opening slated for 2017,  but parts of it could begin to open sooner.   At Disney’s Hollywood Studios there’s going to be out of this world style magic with the addition of Star Wars Land.  You’ll see parts of this opening in the coming year as well as into 2017 and beyond. Continue reading Great Reasons To Plan Your 2016 Disney Vacation Right Now!

Discount Enticements Galore At Disney Destinations!

Destination DisneyLet’s face it, if you’re reading this, you probably love all things Disney, right?  And how better to feed that love than to visit a Disney destination?  As we all know, Disney provides us with lots of choices when it comes to Disney destinations.  Maybe you have a favorite that you return to over and over.  Or maybe you want to try all the different ‘flavors’ of Disney by visiting new venues.  Whatever your choice is, Disney has discounts available right now to help you enjoy the magic for less money.  And money saved on the package means more money for Mickey bars or turkey legs, right??  So let’s dive right in to the array of discounts awaiting you: Continue reading Discount Enticements Galore At Disney Destinations!

Are You A Disney Expert?

Disney vacation, Disney travel agentIn a simpler time, being a Disney Expert meant knowing what time of years were the most crowded and how to score a Cinderella’s Royal Table breakfast reservation.  And those of us who remember those times…well, we would get Disney Expert status just based on longevity.  Ah, those were the days!

Now, with so many Disney venues, it’s a little more complicated.  Before Disney Cruise Line and Adventures By Disney came into the picture, it was enough to be either a long time Walt Disney World OR Disneyland oficionado.  No more.  Because all of the options require a detailed knowledge of factors that require a different kind of skill and knowledge to navigate.

For example, how are your internet and mobile device skills?  Continue reading Are You A Disney Expert?

MyMagic+ Coming To Disney Cruise Line!

dclIn true Disney fashion, changes are coming to Disney Cruise Line.  And in even MORE true Disney fashion, they’re really exciting!  With the successes of MyMagicPlus including MagicBands and the positive feedback from guests about them, Disney is now making plans to add MyMagic+ including MagicBands to their Disney Cruise Line fleet.

A full release date has not been released yet, though they have been doing beta testing in recent months and guests have been very happy with the convenience and ease of the MagicBands.  Since it will take a lot of time to install readers and change the logistics on all the ships, I don’t look for a full release across the entire DCL fleet until sometime after 2015.

DCL MagicBandYou may be wondering how this will all work since DCL is so different from Walt Disney World.  There are a couple of ways that the MagicBands will be really helpful.  Continue reading MyMagic+ Coming To Disney Cruise Line!

Disney 2014 Late Fall Room Offer

WDWsignWalt Disney World Resorts announced today that they are offering  a Late Fall Room Offer! You can save up to 30% when you stay at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels. This new offer extends the previous Fall Room Offer to the end of 2014 with stays most nights 10/4 – 11/25 and 11/29 – 12/23/14. So, if your desired travel dates were not included in the last discount offer, they may very well be among these!

To take advantage of this offer, you must make your your resort room reservation between July 23 – October 3, 2014. This offer can be upgraded to a package, allowing you to reserve access to select attractions and shows in advance with Disney FastPass+. The Disney Dining Plan can also be added to this offer to make your Disney vacation even more convenient!

You must travel between October 4 – November 25 and November 29 and December 23, 2014. A minimum stay of 1 night is required and a maximum stay of 14 nights is allowed with this offer.

Here are the actual discounts.

  • Save 15% off at a Value Resort
  • Save 20% off at a Moderate Resort
  • Save 30% off at a Deluxe Resort
  • Save 30% off at a Deluxe Villa Resort

The number of rooms allowed for this offer is limited. Pricing and savings will vary by resort type and date, as savings are based on the non-discounted price for the same room. As with all Disney promotional discounts, some resorts, room types and date combinations will not be available.

The Late Fall Room Offer is excluded at the 3-Bedroom Villas, campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, and Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

So now that you’ve saved a few Mickey dollars on your room, make sure to plan on enjoying allDisneyhalloween the fun events Disney has to offer this Fall.

September 05 – September 06, 2014 you can attend Night of Joy. Experience a Christian music festival with performances by superstars in rock, pop and gospel. This concert takes place at the Magic Kingdom from 7 pm- 12 midnight.

Next up is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! The tone of the party is “not-so-scary,” which means children of all ages can enjoy it. This special event is held on select nights in September to October—separate event tickets can be purchased in advance. Party between the hours of 7 pm – 12 midnight.

To get in the Christmas spirit, there’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas PartyThis event requires a separate ticket for certain nights during November and December. Enjoy the Christmas party from 7 pm – 12 midnight.

To read more about other current discount offers and fall events visit: Walt Disney World Discounts and Events.

And, when you start planning your next Disney World Vacation, always ask your OLP Travel Pixie for all the details about the current discounts and events!

 

 

OLP Travel Team Puts the Pixie Dust In Your Disney Dreams!

Disney News Fantasyland OpensSo you’ve been bitten by the Disney bug, eh?  Well don’t you worry a bit because the Our Laughing Place Travel team has you covered!  Right now you might be thinking, “There are lots of Disney travel agents and agencies out there…what makes this one so different and special?”  That’s what I’m here to tell you!  Our team philosophy is to provide you with concierge service from the early stages of planning your vacation to even after your vacation is complete.  Like the fairy godmothers in Sleeping Beauty, we aim to put the pixie dust in concierge service!

Part of the “pixiefied” concierge service you’ll receive is having one travel pixie who personally works with you from start to finish.  Your personal travel pixie will really get to ‘know’ your preferences while she works her magic to create the best vacation experience possible for you.  But there’s also a whole other layer to your experience that you probably don’t even realize…we have a entire TEAM of Disney experts who are constantly working with your personal travel pixie to make sure all your questions are answered, requests are met, and details are handled.  Each member of the OLP Travel team completed Disney’s College of Disney Knowledge and stays up to date on Disney news and happenings, and all of us are dedicated to ensuring that ALL our guests have great service. Continue reading OLP Travel Team Puts the Pixie Dust In Your Disney Dreams!