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Walt Disney World Holiday Discount

castleI want you to think about the upcoming Christmas holiday.  I know it’s August and it’s HOT out, but for just for a minute, think snow and cooler temps. Now picture yourself at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park, in front of Cinderella’s castle. Imagine it’s lit up in holiday lights. It will truly take your breath away! While “snow” is softly falling on Main St. USA and Christmas music is playing in the background. Oh and you’re drinking your hot chocolate and eating a sugar cookie or two, while watching Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. All of this is followed by a special fireworks show not to be missed! Since the characters are dressed in their best holiday attire, imagine yourself in your “Goofy” holiday sweater! Continue reading Walt Disney World Holiday Discount

Disney’s Hollywood Studio News

DHS EMMToday, let’s chat about Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Starting on Aug. 1, 2016, you can experience Disney Early Morning Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

On these special mornings, the rides you can experience will include Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, Toy Story Mania!, Pixar Place character greetings (with Woody and Buzz), and Mickey and Minnie on Commissary Lane and Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight.

Make sure to bring your appetite because you can also partake in a hearty all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast at ABC Commissary from 8-10 a.m. Disney Early Morning Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios takes place Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:45-10 a.m.

Disney Early Morning Magic will be offered on different days than Extra Magic Hours. This special event requires a separate ticket – $69 for adults and $59 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax), in addition to regular theme park admission.  Breakfast is included in the ticket price. The number of tickets available for each morning is limited.

In other Disney Hollywood Studio news…

villainsSunset Showcase will again be hosting Club Villain, a special ticketed event  that features some of Disney’s most popular villains. Your host, Dr. Facilier, along with some evil-diva co-hosts, invite you to an evening full of spooky dining and dancing!

This spellbinding evening serves up decadent New Orleans delicacies like tender beef striploin rubbed with herbes de Provence, Voodoo sticky “pig wings” with citrus gremolata and spicy shrimp sautéed with Andouille sausage, tomato, okra and onions over creamy polenta.
Trick or treat yourself to some chilling cocktail concoctions… there will be specialty alcoholic drinks plus beer and wine, hilarious stage-show numbers and up-close encounters with Disney’s most dastardly doomsday divas. Mix and mingle with mysterious Maleficent, hilarious Queen of Hearts, the delirious Evil Queen and the always fur-fetched Cruella De Vil—and wicked jams from our house DJ!

This event runs on Friday and Saturday night from September 2 – October 29, with a final event on Monday, October 31. There are two nightly events to choose from: a 5:15 pm and an 8:30 pm. Also, be aware that since this event will offer banquet style seating,  you may be seated with other parties. Disney dining plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event. Tickets are$129 per person, tax and gratuity included, and can be purchased 90 days in advance.  Separate admission to Hollywood Studios is required and not included in the price of this package.

Both of these extra events sound fun!  Contact one of our Travel Pixies for more information . We’re always excited help with all of your Disney planning!

Walt Disney World Resort Discounts

tangleLet’s plan a late Summer and Fall trip to Walt Disney World! And I have great news! You can save up to 25% on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Aug. 26-Nov. 5, 2016 when they book by Aug. 31, 2016. Yay! Continue reading Walt Disney World Resort Discounts

Walt Disney World Free Dining 2016!

Disney DiningIt may be only Spring, but let’s think about Fall for a minute. Why, you wonder? Because Walt Disney World released their FREE dining promotion. When Disney offers free dining, it’s my favorite time to visit! To be honest, the food tastes a bit better knowing it’s free. Continue reading Walt Disney World Free Dining 2016!

Disney Cruise Line 2017 Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line Mickey Mouse in GalvestonDisney Cruise Line just announced new Itineraries for Summer 2017. There’s something magical about sailing the seas and having Mickey Mouse as your Captain.

The exciting and new Summer 2017 Disney Cruise itineraries feature the Disney Wonder returning to Alaska and the Disney Magic heading back to Europe.  The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will be continuing their Bahamian and Caribbean cruises. Continue reading Disney Cruise Line 2017 Itineraries

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

Disney’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Weekends

daisyduckMark your calendars!! The Epcot  International Flower & Garden Festival is now in bloom at Walt Disney World Resort.
Starting this weekend, and several weekends to follow, you can celebrate the great outdoors at nature-themed events at Epcot, including:

Art in the Garden Weekend: April 1-3, 2016

View nature through the eyes of “Plein Air” artists and discover one-of-a-kind Disney works of art on display around World Showcase.

Outdoor Family Fun Weekend: April 8-10, 2016

Families can enjoy the benefits of sharing quality time together at select Festival gardens. As a bonus, animal specialists from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park will be on hand at the Festival Center to share how bugs play an important role in helping a garden thrive.  This sounds so fun! Continue reading Disney’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Weekends

Disney World Releases Party Dates!

Emnsshpven though we’ve just ushered in Spring, Disney World released their holiday party dates.  The Mickey Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are all being planned for our fall and winter enjoyment.  I’ve attend both, over the years, and I plan to go back!  Who doesn’t love a good party, right?  Disney knows how to do them the best!

If you’ve never been to the MNSSHP, you’ve been missing out on some great fun!  This year, you will have 29 chances to enjoy the excitement!  Some of the festivities include the Boo To You parade, Trick or Treating throughout the Magic Kingdom and Happy Hallowishes Fireworks.  They are also bringing hocusback “Hocus Pocus Villian Spelltacular,” which debut last year.  The Sanderson sister conjured up some magic with their new friends, the Disney Villains.  I can’t wait to see what frightening adventure Winifred, Mary and Sarah can find this Halloween season! Continue reading Disney World Releases Party Dates!

Dispelling Some Walt Disney World Myths!

Set Up BoothWhat 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!

Disney’s Epcot 2016 Food and Wine Event

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special EventsDisney’s 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival dates are announced! This popular event kicks off Sept. 14 and runs through Nov. 14…that means almost two additional weeks of deliciousness, food fun, culinary events, celebrity chefs, seminars, music concerts.

I have been to Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival many, many times over the years. We went last Fall, and we visited  it on the last weekend. Boy, talk about crowded! I realized many local folks come out to enjoy this event. So if you are going, just plan on a “maybe”crowd. Oh and go hungry! Continue reading Disney’s Epcot 2016 Food and Wine Event