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!
The 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
Being 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
What are the beliefs that hold you back from planning a Disney destination vacation? I may be able to fact check them for you. As a travel agent specializing in Disney destinations, I spend a lot of my time promoting myself, my business, and, of course, my love of all things Disney. One way I do this is by setting up a booth at local craft fairs, vendor shows, etc. I absolutely LOVE doing this because I get to meet new people in my own area and discover a love of Disney in lots of folks that I already knew. But, at each and every show, I hear many of the same things in regard to Disney World and why someone WOULDN’T go. Now, if you truly aren’t a “Disney person”–don’t like magical fun, or whatever–then so be it. It seems a sad way to live if you ask me, but I can accept that. But if your reasons don’t, in reality, hold water, then I want to be the one to help dispel those thoughts and open up a whole new world of possibilities for you. I seem to have the same 2 pop up over and over again, so those are the 2 will focus on. Let’s hop right to it, shall we? Continue reading Dispelling Some Walt Disney World Myths!
A 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, there’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!
Let’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!
In 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?
EXCITED! Disney Cruise Line just announced its Summer 2016 itineraries, and they can be booked this week! In addition to ports of call in more than 15 European countries, Disney Cruise Line will revisit favorite destinations elsewhere around the globe including Alaska, the Caribbean and The Bahamas.
Bookings for the summer 2016 itineraries open to Gold and Platinum Castaway Club Members via phone on Wednesday, March 25 and to all Guests on March 26th.
Let us know when you are ready to set sail and we will take care of all the details for you…including a splash of pixie dust ; >) Contact OLP Travel. Here’s a taste of what’s coming: Continue reading NEW Summer 2016 itineraries for Disney Cruise Lines!
In 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.
You 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!