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New and Exciting Disney Updates!

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!

Disney World Outside The Theme Parks

In my last blog, I told you about some exciting things that you could do after dark in the parks.  Today, I want to share some activities that you can enjoy outside of the Walt Disney World theme parks.

Over the past 20 years, I’ve always said that I’m going to visit the Walt Disney World Resort and not buy any park passes.  I just want to relax, visit the resorts, eat and shop!  Most people just look at me like I have 3 eyes!  But, there are a number of things to do without visiting the parks. Continue reading Disney World Outside The Theme Parks

Disney Parks After The Sun Sets

After spending a long day at the parks of Walt Disney World , do you stick around for the after hour activities?  With lights, sounds and lots of action, the parks come to life when the sun sets. Continue reading Disney Parks After The Sun Sets

OLP Travel’s Walt Disney World Favorites – Resorts!

Our Laughing Place Travel, Disney travel agentA while ago, I shared with you some of the favorite dining locations of our travel pixies at OLP Travel.  Today I’m back to follow up on that blog by sharing the travel pixies’ favorite resorts for various ages and stages of Disney vacationers.  So let’s get started with some resort fun! Continue reading OLP Travel’s Walt Disney World Favorites – Resorts!

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

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, Off The Beaten Path–Escape to Walt’s Wilderness!

Escape To Walt's WildernessSo, you’ve been to Walt Disney World Resort more times than you can count on both hands. You want more than just rides and shows. You’ve seen all that you think there is to be seen at your favorite park, and now you’re looking for a more special experience. Perhaps it’s time you take one of the many guided tours offered at Walt Disney World Resort.

The Walt Disney World Resort has recently added a brand new tour, Escape to Walt’s Wilderness Tour. This new tour will give you an inside look at what it was that convinced Walt Disney that Central Florida was the perfect setting to accommodate his grand dream of the Walt Disney World Resort. Continue reading Disney, Off The Beaten Path–Escape to Walt’s Wilderness!

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!



Walt Disney World Discounts and Events

disney-west-entranceIt’s Summer and school is out and that means vacation time! Before you pack your swimsuit make sure you know all the savings and fun events Walt Disney World is offering in the upcoming months.

Let’s start with a Room discount. Between August 16- October 3, 2014 you can save between 15% – 30%. You can pick to stay at a value, moderate, deluxe, deluxe villas. The amount of savings depends on which resort you stay at and your travel dates.

Disney is also offering FREE DINING! Free tastes so much better, right? This offer is for arrivals most nights Aug. 31-Oct. 3, Oct. 26-Nov. 1, Nov. 9-20, Dec. 12-23, 2014. Be sure to book by Aug. 8, 2014. Continue reading Walt Disney World Discounts and Events

Walt Disney World Attractions You Won’t Find At Disneyland

800px-Walt_Disney_World_Resort_entranceI’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