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Florida Residents Sail and Save on Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line has announced special rates exclusively for Florida Residents on select sailings. Experience fantastic shows, onboard activities for the entire family, delectable dining, and visits to the most exciting ports in the cruise industry – including Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

Booking Window: Monday, Nov. 16 – Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
San Juan, PR 7-Night S. Caribbean Disney Wonder 01/17/2016 Select


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Offer limited to 50 staterooms and is subject to availability. Other discounts do not apply. Proof of Florida resident is required for at least one adult member on the reservation within 48 hours of booking. Failure to submit complete identification will result in a cancellation with applicable cancellation fees. Florida resident must be at least 18 years of age. Other stateroom types may be available at varying rates. Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses not included. See Disney Cruise Line brochure for applicable terms and conditions.

Trick or Treat: 9 Disney Destination Tricks You May Not Know

Happy Halloween!

Sometimes, having a magical Disney Vacation involves a few tricks! From when to call for Advanced Dining Reservations to how to best utilize Disney FastPass+ service, our expert Magic Makers® know them all!

With Halloween just a day away, we thought we’d treat you to just a few of our favorite Disney tricks:

Walt Disney World® Resort

  • With MyMagic+, planning is more important than ever! Previously, your “ADR date” (180 days before travel when you can make dining reservations) was the most important planning date. Now, your “FastPass+ date” is equally important, especially when you are staying at one of the on-property hotels! On-property guests get first access to reserve Disney FastPass+ attractions, shows and more 60 days before you arrive! This advance access can make or break your hopes of getting FastPass+ times for popular attractions like the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. But don’t fret, your Magic Maker® will take care of reminding  you of all these important dates!
  • When making your initial plans, you’ll be able to select up to three FastPass+ experiences for your family each day. But once you redeem your initial selections, you can visit any in-park FastPass+ kiosk and select an additional experience based on availability. After using that one, you can keep repeating that process selecting one more after your previous selections have all been used.
  • Did you know that Epcot® has two entrances? The International Gateway, located between the United Kingdom and France pavilions, allows for easy access to Disney’s Boardwalk and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts. Here you’ll find great nighttime entertainment as well as some amazing dining choices. Just a quick walk or boat ride from the back entrance to Epcot®, this area is worth exploring.
  • Guests who visited Downtown Disney® years ago may remember there being more than one bus stop. But now if you are arriving at Disney Springs™ by resort bus, you are dropped off at a bus station in the Marketplace area. You can easily get to other areas via boat service, however the new boat launch area is not very clearly marked. As you are exiting the bus area, you’ll make an immediate right and follow a path that takes you to the Marketplace Dock. If you’ve made it to any of the stores, you’ve gone too far! With all the hustle and bustle of other guests making their way to and from the buses, the path is easy to overlook!

Disneyland® Resort

  • Years after opening, Radiator Springs Racers inside Disney California Adventure® Park is still popular! Want to know how to get early access to Cars Land and the attractions? It’s as simple as staying at one of the three Hotels of the Disneyland® Resort! Only guests of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa, Disneyland® Hotel, and Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel can utilize Extra Magic Hour to access Disney California Adventure® Park one hour before scheduled park opening every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
  • Celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or even a first visit? Always remember to ask for a button! While nothing is guaranteed, sometimes magical things happen to those proudly donning a celebration button.
  • One of the perks of being a Disney Visa® Cardmember is access to a special Character Meet ‘N’ Greet inside a Private Cardmember Location. Offered for  just a few hours daily, Cardmembers can find the Meet ‘N’ Greet inside Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure® Park.

Disney Cruise Line

  • We are often asked when is best to book a Disney Cruise Line vacation. That answer is simple – as early as possible! Unlike other vacation destinations, pricing on Disney Cruise Line typically increases as the ship fills. Early birds can expect great pricing and the best selection of cabin types and locations.
  • Before leaving home, be sure to download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App onto your smartphone. While onboard the ship, you can connect to the ship’s wi-fi (which is complimentary for this app) and conveniently access a calendar of events and activities, a deck plan of the ship, and a feature that allows you to message with other guests on your cruise.

These are just a few of the tricks we can treat you with now! Be sure to contact your Magic Maker® today for even more tricks to make the most of your next Disney Destination vacation! If you don’t have a personal Magic Maker® yet, let us know! We’d love to connect you with one!

Disney Cruise Line Releases Early 2017 Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line has released itineraries through May of 2017, continuing the magic in favorite ports of call in the Caribbean and Bahamas!

Disney Cruise Line will be setting sail to so many fantastic places! They’ve selected the most stunning destinations in the world for your family to explore and make memories. From timeless tropical locales to breathtaking golden beaches, the decision on which itinerary to select can be difficult. But with most itineraries featuring a stop at Castaway Cay – Disney’s private island paradise reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests – any choice is a good one!

Which Cruise Will You Choose?

Here’s a look at what’s ‘on deck’ for early 2017!

Disney Fantasy

  • 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruises from Port Canaveral (Jan. – May 2017)
  • 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruises from Port Canaveral (Jan. – May 2017)

Disney Dream

  • 3- & 4-Night Bahamian Cruises from Port Canaveral (Jan. – May 2017)

Disney Wonder

  • 7-Night Bahamian Cruises from Galveston (Jan. 2017)
  • 6-Night Galveston to San Juan Cruise (Jan. 2017)
  • 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from San Juan to Port Canaveral (Jan. 2017)
  • 3- & 4-Night Bahamian Cruises from Port Canaveral (Jan.  – Apr. 2017)

Disney Magic

  • 5-Night Caribbean Cruises from Miami (Jan.  – Apr. 2017)
  • 3-, 4-, & 5-Night Bahamian Cruises from Miami (Jan.  – Apr. 2017)
  • 4-Night Miami to San Juan Cruise (Apr. 2017)
  • 7-Night Caribbean Cruises from San Juan (Apr. 2017)

Since pricing tends to increase as availability becomes more limited, we always suggest clients book early! Bookings are open to Gold and Platinum Castaway Club Members on Oct. 7, 2015 and to the public on Oct. 8, so contact your Magic Maker® today and prepare to set sail!

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Star Wars™ Day at Sea-themed Merchandise Now Available for Pre-Purchase

Our guests sailing on a Disney Cruise Line Star Wars™ Day at Sea sailing now have the opportunity to pre-purchase themed merchandise.

Because of anticipated demand for some “out-of-this-universe” Star Wars™ items, Disney Cruise Line has created an online advance purchase opportunity. Guests sailing during these special Disney Cruise Line itineraries aboard the Disney Fantasy can now log in and select items of interest. CLICK HERE to access the merchandise webpage.

The deadline to participate in the pre-purchase opportunity varies by the date of sailing. Those deadlines are:

  • Jan. 9, 2016 – Deadline: Dec. 10, 2015
  • Jan. 23, 2016 – Deadline: Dec. 23, 2015
  • Feb. 6, 2016 – Deadline: Jan. 7, 2016
  • Feb. 20, 2016 – Deadline: Jan. 21, 2016
  • Mar. 5, 2016 – Deadline: Feb. 4, 2016
  • Mar. 19, 2016 – Deadline: Feb. 19, 2016
  • Apr. 2, 2016 – Deadline: Mar. 3, 2016
  • Apr. 16, 2016 – Deadline: Mar. 17, 2016

Contact your Magic Maker® for additional information!

Disney Cruise Line® Issues Travel Advisory for Tropical Storm Erika

Last Update: 8/29/15 9am Eastern

As of 9am on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, Disney Cruise Line has issued the following update regarding Tropical Storm Erika:

Disney Cruise Line is monitoring the current weather conditions and path of Tropical Storm Erika. At this time, we have made no changes to our itineraries. Should weather conditions change, we can alter the itinerary of our ships to ensure the safety and comfort of our Guests.


Holidays at Sea Aboard Disney Cruise Line

Walt Disney World® Resort has always brought a little extra magic to the seasonal celebrations of Halloween and Christmas with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park.

Similar celebrations will be shipped off to sea with specially themed Halloween and Christmas sailings aboard Disney Cruise Line.

In September and October, all four Disney Cruise Line ships will host Halloween on the High Seas Cruises. Aboard these special themed sailings you will experience Halloween like you never have before! Kids will enjoy trick or treating with their favorite Disney characters and marching in the Costume parade, while adults will have their own fun with a costume contest and a villainous dance in adult areas. The entire family can come together and enjoy the Mouse-querade party and see Jack and Sally at Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas Sing and Scream!

Halloween on the High Seas will be available on the following sailings:

  • Disney Magic: Oct. 4 – Oct. 28, 2015
  • Disney Wonder: Oct. 1 – Oct. 23, 2015
  • Disney Dream: Sep. 7 – Oct. 30, 2015
  • Disney Fantasy: Sep. 5 – Oct. 31, 2015

Then, Disney Cruise Line comes alive aboard all four ships for Very MerryTime Cruises. There is nothing like celebrating Christmas with a nautical flair as each ship is themed to a Christmas wonderland. During the Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party, the entire family can come together to play games, dance and celebrate with favorite Disney friends! Kids will be able to help launch all of the celebrations aboard the ship at a tree lighting ceremony. And of course, what Christmas celebration is complete without Santa and his elves on hand to greet you!

Very Merrytime Cruises will be available on the following sailings*:

  • Disney Magic: Nov. 11 – Dec. 23, 2015
  • Disney Wonder: Nov. 6 – Dec. 24, 2015
  • Disney Dream: Nov. 9 – Dec. 24, 2015
  • Disney Fantasy: Nov. 14 – Dec. 19, 2015

    * = some elements will begin construction in early Nov. and may not be available until late Nov.

Availability aboard Disney Cruise Line for these special themed cruises is limited! Reserve your spot through your Magic Maker® today to celebrate on the high seas with Disney Cruise Line!

Holiday activities and offerings are subject to change and may vary by ship and itinerary.

Disney Cruise Line Returns to Popular Home Ports in Fall 2016

In the fall of 2016, Disney Cruise Line will return to the popular home ports of New York, Galveston, and Miami! In addition to amazing itineraries and ports of call, most of the late 2016 cruises include either Halloween or winter-holiday events – bringing special entertainment, activities and décor to the Disney Cruise Line ships.

Return to New York

In October 2016, the Disney Magic will return to New York to sail 7- and 8-night Bahamian itineraries that include stops at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, and Port Canaveral, Florida, with the opportunity to visit the Walt Disney World® Resort.

Also, the Disney Magic will offer a 5-night cruise to Halifax, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

New Seven-night Cruises from Miami

Seven-night sailings are coming to Miami! The Disney Magic will offer Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings in November and December 2016. Ports of call include Key West, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Tortola, St. Thomas and Castaway Cay.

Additional Miami sailings include a 4-, 5-, and 6-night Bahamas cruise.

Return to Galveston

In late 2016, Disney Cruise Line will once again call Texas home as the Disney Wonder returns with a line up of seven-night Bahamian and Caribbean itineraries throughout much of November and December 2016. Two four-night sailings to Cozumel will also be offered from Galveston.

Take a look at what’s in store for Fall 2016:

Bookings for Fall 2016 open to Platinum and Gold Castaway Club Members on Tuesday, May 19, and to the public on Wednesday, May 20! Contact your Magic Maker today for more details!

Magical Enhancements Coming to Disney Dream

Disney Cruise Line has announced that some magical transformations are coming this fall on the Disney Dream! Included in these changes are two new interactive youth areas, the debut of the ever-popular Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a whimsical sweet shop, and a new adult-only area.

Here’s what’s in store:

  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club – Kids ages 3 to 12 will receive two new areas inside Disney’s Oceaneer Club. The first, a Star Wars™ themed area, is guaranteed to provide an out-of-this-galaxy experience! Inside the Millennium Falcon, younglings can join the Rebel Alliance as well as participate in Star Wars™-themed crafts, games, and activities. Also, Padawans will get their chance to brush up on their lightsaber moves with a new shipboard version of the Jedi Training Academy before facing off against Darth Vader. The second new area will be a high-tech Disney Infinity space allowing kids to play together with exciting virtual experiences. But the fun doesn’t stop onboard – kids who visit this room will be able to unlock exclusive Disney Cruise Line content on their Disney Infinity system once they get home.
  • Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats – Up on Deck 11, a new specialty sweets shop will open themed after the whimsical candy land of Sugar Rush in “Wreck-It Ralph.” Inside, guests will be able to purchase handmade gelato and ice cream served in freshly based waffle cones, an assortment of candy, and a great selection of novelty treats.
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – Deck 5 of the Disney Dream will soon host one of Disney Destinations most popular locations, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Princesses and Knights ages 3 to 12 can make appointments to receive a royal makeover with the help of some special fairy godmothers-in-training. And on the night of the Pirate Party, the boutique becomes The Pirates League where special pirate makeovers are available for all ages.
  • Satellite Falls – Up on Deck 13, the adults-only section of the ship will expand to include Satellite Falls, a circular splash pool with benches and a gently falling rain curtain.

All of these enhancements will debut on the Oct. 26th sailing of the Disney Dream!

Disney Cruise Line has released itineraries through Summer of 2016, so start planning your dream vacation today!

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Disney Cruise Line Announces Military Rates

Disney Cruise Line has announced special Military Rates for select sailings. These sailings will give you an opportunity to experience  the best shows, family activities, dining, and ports in the cruise industry. These Military rates are available to all retired and active U.S. Military personnel (U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, U.S Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Department of Defense personnel). Active and retired members of the U.S. military must provide valid identification at time of check-in. U.S. Military service member is required to sail to take advantage of this offer. Activated members of the U.S. National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve must also show active duty orders (active duty papers must be dated as of January 1st of the previous year to qualify).

Booking Window: Monday, Mar. 30 – Sunday, Apr. 5, 2015

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
 Port Canaveral, FL 7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 04/26/2015 Select
7-Night E Caribbean Disney Fantasy 05/02/2015 Select
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 05/03/2015 9C
7-Night E Caribbean Disney Fantasy 05/09/2015 Select


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Offer applies to new bookings only. Not combinable with other discounts or offers. Military personnel will be required to present valid military identification at time of check-in. Offer limited to a maximum of 1 stateroom per sailing. Exceptions will be made for Military personnel with immediate family members exceeding stateroom capacity. Other stateroom types are available at varying rates. Excludes taxes, fees, and port expenses (all amounts are per person and subject to change). See Disney Cruise Line brochure for applicable terms and conditions.

New Itineraries and Ports for Disney Cruise Line in Summer 2016

In Summer 2016, Disney Cruise Line will add more “magic” to their European cruises by setting sail for its first British Isles itinerary – with stops in Scotland, England, Ireland and France! Additionally, Disney Cruise Line will return to Norway, Iceland and ports of call in more than 15 European countries.

In addition to the tour of Europe, itineraries are set to revisit favorite destinations elsewhere around the globe including Alaska, the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

British Isles itinerary – NEW

Disney Cruise Line will sail from Dover, England on its very first British Isles itinerary. The 12-night cruise on the Disney Magic will sail to Invergordon, Kirkwall and Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland; Newcastle and Liverpool, England; Dublin, Ireland; Le Havre (Paris), France; and Guernsey; one of the Channel Islands.

Iceland and Norway – NEW

Explore the natural wonders of Iceland with two new 12-night Disney Magic sailings. Each itinerary includes two days in Reykjavik and a stop in Akureyri, Iceland; Bergen, Norway; and Kirkwall, Scotland. Departing from Dover, England and concluding in Copenhagen, Denmark, the June 17 cruise also visits Stavanger, Norway and Newcastle, England. The July 13 cruise departing from Copenhagen, Denmark and concluding in Dover, England also visits Oslo and Kristiansand, Norway and Invergordon, Scotland.

Norwegian Fjords from Dover – NEW

For the first time, Disney Cruise Line will sail from Dover, England on a seven-night cruise to the majestic Norwegian fjords in which the Disney Magic will visit Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger and Bergen, Norway.

More Summer 2016 Itineraries

  • Disney Magic will return to favorite destinations in northern Europe, the Greek Isles and the Mediterranean with a variety of seven-night and longer sailings.
  • Disney Wonder will return to Alaska in May – Aug., sailing from Vancouver, Canada to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan.
  • Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will continue to sail from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas and Caribbean on a variety of itineraries. All of these cruises include a stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

Take a look at what’s in store for Summer 2016:

Bookings for Summer 2016 open to the public on Thursday, March 26! Contact your Magic Maker today for more details!

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