Recently 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!
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
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
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!
In the words of Walt Disney, “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” I believe this is true for Walt Disney World as well. And in the past few days, that sentiment has proved true once again with the big announcements about some fun new things on the horizon for both parks. And, while some folks will feel sadness because this will mean change, and even removal, of some beloved areas of both parks… remember that this is truly part of Walt Disney’s dream. So let’s have a look at some of the big happenings on the horizon of a ‘great big beautiful tomorrow’. Continue reading Big Happenings At Walt Disney World and Disneyland!
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!
Are you a HUGE Disney fan like me? Of course you are! So why not show your Disney side in a big way by spending 24 hours at Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort? Yes, you read that right. You can play all day and all night at Disney parks during these extra magical events. Want to know more? Then let’s get right to it! Continue reading 24 Hours of Disney Magic!
A while back I wrote a blog about the Walt Disney World attractions you won’t find in Disneyland. Well, I can’t just leave it there without giving you a chance to know about some attractions in Disneyland that cannot be found in Walt Disney World. While both parks have many similarities, both also offer guests many special things, too. So let’s head on over to Disneyland to check out some of their special things. Continue reading Disneyland Resort Attractions That You Can’t Find At Walt Disney World
I’ll be honest… one of my biggest Disney pet peeves is when folks confuse Disneyland with Walt Disney World. And this is further intensified when I point out their error and they respond with, “Well it doesn’t matter because they’re both the same anyway.” Oh my, that gets me going! They truth of the matter is that, while both parks are wonderful and magical and have lots of similarities, there are many, many differences between the two. And while I could write a whole book on the differences, I’ll limit this to just a few that I think you should know when deciding whether to visit Walt Disney World in Florida or Disneyland in California. Continue reading Walt Disney World Attractions You Won’t Find At Disneyland