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New Early Morning Magic at Walt Disney World!

disneyearlymorningmagicA short while ago I told you about a new nighttime event offering at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.  Well, now I’m announcing that there is also a new early morning event at the Magic Kingdom, too!  And this is the one that I am personally SUPER excited for!  Since I’m an early bird and not a night owl, I do believe that this could be the perfect option for someone like me.  Of course, I know you’ll want to know all about it, so let’s dive in to all the magical details: Continue reading New Early Morning Magic at Walt Disney World!

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

Disney Discounts for 2016

panAre you looking for a special Christmas gift? Something different than the same old, same old …

How about a trip to the most magical place on Earth?! Imagine the surprise on your loved ones face when they unwrap a trip to Walt Disney World Christmas morning! (I wouldn’t give Santa the credit on this one;>)

I just returned from a magical trip to Disney. The memories and time with family are priceless and, in my opinion, possibly the best holiday memory EVER! And how nice of Disney to offer a discount for upcoming travel this Winter and Spring, right?

Here are the details: Continue reading Disney Discounts for 2016


happyWith all of the excitement of the approaching holidays, New Year’s Eve sometimes gets forgotten.  I know that I’m guilty of waiting to think about December 31st until after the 25th!  At that point, it’s usually too late for me to get something fun planned.

For those of you that want to celebrate Disney style, there are several great options this year, and now is the perfect time to plan for them. Walt Disney World has celebrations filled with music, spectacular fireworks and delectable culinary delights this New Year’s Eve:

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Are you ready to kick up your heels?  You can swing in the New Year at Atlantic Dance Hall at the Boardwalk.  They will have a great, Big Band style party with hats and horns, a viewing of the EPCOT fireworks at midnight.   Toast the new year with champagne. A VIP experience, which includes access to an exclusive VIP section with a bartender and dessert bar is also available. Continue reading CELEBRATING NEW YEAR’S EVE DISNEY STYLE

Disney Springs: Disney Parking 2.0

Disney-Springs-Boat-HouseDowntown Disney has officially been renamed Disney Springs and upon it’s completion in 2016, will consist of several different neighborhoods, featuring more than 150 stores, restaurants and entertainment locations. The neighborhoods will be named The Town Center, The Landing, The West Side, and The Marketplace. Each neighborhood will have a distinct feel, with the current West Side and Marketplace basically retaining their current layouts. When fully completed, Disney Springs will be roughly double the size of the existing area, with more dining, more shopping and more entertainment options. There will even be more parking, with the construction of two new parking garages, making total vehicle capacity around 6000. Goodbye Downtown Disney. Hello Disney Springs!

DisneySprings5-jpg-jpgAs Disney tradition goes, the area will have a back story reflecting turn-of-the-century Florida. The idea is that the town grew up around a spring. You will be able to see the evolution in the environment as the town has grown and changed. This spring is what will connect the neighborhoods along the waterfront. Continue reading Disney Springs: Disney Parking 2.0

The Going Ons at Disney World this Fall

gingerbreadAs October quickly comes to an end, let’s chat fun events at Walt Disney World  in November and December! Disney will magically change the parks and resorts from “Halloween/Fall” decorations to the most magical time of year for me, Christmas! The parks and resorts turn into a winter wonderland of garland, lights, and ginger bread houses!!

Three events starting November and running through the Holiday season.

First up, at Disney’s Magic Kingdom park on select nights… Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. The party offers magic, cheer, and enchantment for guests of all ages. This is an extra ticket event. Prices starting at $74 plus tax. castle

This very Merry event is held from 7 pm to 12 am on the following dates:

  • November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, and 29
  • December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 18
Don’t miss your chance to see Cinderella’s castle shimmer with holiday music. It even ‘snow’s on Main Street!!

Continue reading The Going Ons at Disney World this Fall

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!

New Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise Debuts at Walt Disney World Resort

Ferrytale Wishes; A Fireworks Dessert Cruise at Walt Disney World ResortHow would you like to set out on a ferry boat cruise on the Seven Seas Lagoon, enjoy delicious treats and beverages while you watch the amazing “Wishes” fireworks show from the most exclusive spot Mickey Mouse has to offer? Then the new ” Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise” is the perfect experience for you. Continue reading New Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise Debuts at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – A Whole New Experience!

polynesian signAs an original Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has a long history of magical memories attached to it.  But like everything, time does take it’s toll, so Disney had some big choices to make when deciding how to handle much needed renovations without losing the classic WDW resort ‘feel.

You may wonder: how DO you go about updating a resort without losing that traditional feeling that has been a part of so many memories for so many years?  You do what Disney always does, of course!  Gather the best imagineers, architects, and developers you can find.  And what a beautiful job they have done!  The newly renovated resort has all the classic things you’ve come to know and love plus new additions that have been incorporated beautifully.

So let’s start with what HASN’T changed. Continue reading Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – A Whole New Experience!