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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, Sep. 26- Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
 Port Canaveral, FL 7-Night E. Caribbean Cruise Disney Fantasy 11/05/2016 11C
5-Night E. Caribbean Cruise to San Juan, PR Disney Magic 11/11/2016 9C
7-Night E. Caribbean Cruiose Disney Fantasy 12/03/2016 5C
Miami, FL 7-Night W. Caribbean Cruise Disney Magic 12/04/2016 Select
7-Night E. Caribbean Cruise Disney Magic 12/23/2016 9C

 

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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.

Breaking The Myths – Age Is Just A Number

Today, we are continuing our “Breaking the Myths” series by covering the topic of “age.” When it comes to a Disney Vacation, there is truth in the adage that “age is just a number.”

  1. Myth: My kids are too young/old
    As parents, you understand how quickly time flies and how precious each and every second is that you are able to spend with your children. How are they graduating Kindergarten when it seems like just yesterday they were born? Disney Destinations have an unexplainable way of making magical memories out of the simplest things. While your 8-month old may not remember the big smile on her face when she met Mickey, you certainly will! As an added bonus, children under age 3 receive free admission inside the parks of Walt Disney World® Resort and Disneyland® Resort, so it is a great time to save on your vacation.  And when you children grow older, they don’t outgrow Disney, their focus just simply shifts towards more fast-pace attractions like Rock ‘n Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™.
  2. Myth: Disney Vacations are only for kids
    Walt Disney was quoted as saying “You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.” With that being said, it should be no surprise that Disney Destinations aren’t just for kids. In fact, there are so many things to do that several authors have written a book strictly on things adults can enjoy on their Disney Vacation. So whether it is a romantic dinner at Victoria & Albert’s in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, an adult-exclusive itinerary with Adventures by Disney® or a relaxing day at Serenity Bay on Disney Cruise Line private island, Castaway Cayyou will have a great time!
  3. Myth: Disney Parks have no rides for babies/toddlers 
    Disney Destinations makes traveling with little ones easy. Many of the attractions are family friendly and will accommodate your little travelers. For most of those more intense attractions, a Rider Swap option is available that allows guests to take turns waiting with those too small to ride a certain attraction, then “swap” with another adult from their party to experience the ride without standing in line twice. And when it comes time to take care of the little one, Baby Care Centers are available offering private rooms with rocking chairs for nursing mothers, diaper-changing rooms and rooms with highchairs.

And here is where your Magic Maker® steps in. We’ve not only visited the Disney Parks countless times ourselves, but we have helped take the stress out of planning vacations for families just like yours for over nine years now! Regardless of age, there is something for EVERYONE at any Disney Destination, so just call on your Magic Maker® to help uncover that hidden treasure!

New Experiences and Enhancements Set Sail on the Disney Wonder This Fall

Disney Cruise Line has announced some exciting new entertainment and experiences are in store for guests sailing aboard the Disney Wonder starting Nov. 10, 2016!

Changes will take place from stem to stern – providing new experiences and enhancing some existing features for guests of all ages. But one of the biggest announcements is that the Disney Wonder will debut a new exclusive stage show, “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular”, when it relaunches this fall!

Take a look at what’s in store for guests inside the Walt Disney Theater when the curtain rises for the  “first time in forever” on “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular”:

That’s just the beginning of it! Here’s a quick look at what other changes are on deck:

  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club (Ages 3-12)
    • Marvel Super Hero Academy – Young guests will train to develop the brave and adventurous heroes inside themselves. Exclusively on the Disney Wonder, Marvel Super Hero Academy will offer extraordinary adventures in which each young guest plays an integral role. With the mentorship of some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes, young trainees will learn the value of teamwork, bravery and problem solving through hands-on play and programs.
    • Frozen Adventures – Fun takes the form of imaginative play and hands-on activities featuring characters from Frozen.
    • Club Disney Junior – features favorite Disney Junior characters, storytelling and games.
  • it’s a small world Nursery – This new nursery will delight the youngest cruisers.
  • Tiana’s Place Restaurant –  will transport guests to an era of southern charm, spirited jazz and street party celebrations with a menu influenced by southern-style cuisine. Live music will be performed on the main stage, with rhythmic, toe-tapping notes of jazz, swing and blues setting the tone for the French Quarter supper club atmosphere.
  • Route 66 Rethemed as After Hours
    • A brand-new pub featuring a selection of British and specialty beers will invite guests to take a jaunt to an authentic English tavern. The pub will feature subtle nods to classic Disney films set in London.
    • Also making a debut is an all-new night club and a shiny new model of the popular Cadillac Lounge
  • A reimagined and relaxing Senses Spa & Salon and a new Chill Teen Spa
  • Animator’s Palate – will be updated to include the popular “Drawn to Magic” and “Animation Magic” dinner shows
  • Studio Sea will change to D Lounge for family games and entertainment
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will be added to provide magical makeovers for children ages 3-12
  • Refresh to the Edge club for tweens
  • Beach Blanket Buffet will become Cabanas
  • Palo will receive a makeover with Venetian-inspired décor
  • Deck 9 Water Enhancements
    • Twist ‘n’ Spout water slide
    • Dory’s Reef splash zone for toddlers
    • AquaLab pool and interactive water play area for kids and families

We’re so excited about this wave of new enhancements on the Disney Wonder! Let’s start planning your next Disney Cruise now – contact your Magic Maker® today!

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Disney Cruise Line Returns to Popular Home Ports in Fall 2017

In the fall of 2017, Disney Cruise Line will return to the popular home ports of New York, Galveston, and San Diego! In addition to amazing itineraries and ports of call, many of the late 2017 cruises include either Halloween or winter-holiday events – bringing special entertainment, activities and décor to the Disney Cruise Line ships.

 

Click below to see what’s in store for Fall 2017:

New Canada Coast Itinerary and New Ports from New York

from New York

Disney Cruise Line will bring a mix of voyages that include Canada coast and Bahamas itineraries when they return to New York City in the fall of 2017!

The line’s longest-ever voyage to the Atlantic Canada coast will include a new port of call – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Bar Harbor, Maine, is another new port of call that will be part of a five-night sailing that also includes a stop at Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

A total of (6) seven- and eight-night sailings to the Bahamas, all including a visit to Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, and a day at the Walt Disney World® Resort, will be a part of the 2017 New York season.

Return to San Diego, California

from San Diego

In September and October of 2017, the Disney Wonder will return to San Diego with a variety of cruises to Baja and the Mexican Riviera.

On most Baja sailings, visit Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico, to enjoy world-famous beaches and snorkeling.

Mexican Riviera itineraries feature snorkeling and scuba diving hot spots, while Puerto Vallerta and Mazatlan are where cliff divers, culture and ziplining through the jungle canopy take center stage. Four, Five, and Seven-night itineraries set sail during the season in San Diego.

Return to Galveston, Texas

from Galveston, Texas

Disney Cruise Line returns to Galveston in November and December 2017 with a full line up of seven-night cruises to the Western Caribbean and the Bahamas.

The Western Caribbean itinerary will make stops in Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Falmouth, Jamaica. The Bahamian itinerary will make stops in Key West, Nassau and the always popular Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas!

Sailings from Port Canaveral, Florida

from Port Canaveral, Florida

And as always, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will continue to sail from Port Canaveral, Florida on the popular Bahamian, Eastern Caribbean, and Western Caribbean itineraries – all making a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island oasis in the Bahamas!

Bookings for Fall 2017 open to Platinum and Gold Castaway Club Members on Wednesday, May 25, and to the public on Thursday, May 26! Contact your Magic Maker today for more details!

Disney Cruise Line Brings Frozen Fun to Sea

Disney Cruise Line has announced some exciting Frozen-inspired experiences during select sailings on all four of their ships! These activities, which vary by ship and itinerary, are slated to begin this Summer.

Aboard Disney Magic and Disney Wonder

Guests will be treated to a day of Frozen Fun on select sailings in Europe and Alaska. From a magical freeze that has overtaken the atrium lobby to a day full of icy adventures, this will be a day you won’t forget! Planned special experiences include:

  • Memorable moments with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf
  • “Anna’s Chase for the Chocolate” scavenger hunt
  • “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” activity
  • “Oaken’s Maypole Swirl and Twirl” – (traditional Scandinavian dance lessons)
  • “Frozen” themed dining experience inside that evening’s rotational dining location
  • “Freezing the Night Away with Anna, Elsa and Friends” Deck Party
  • Frozen-themed party just for the adults inside the nightclub

Exclusively on the Disney Magic,  “Disney Dreams… An Enchanted Classic” inside the Walt Disney Theatre will continue to feature friends of Frozen and their renditions of three popular songs: “Let it Go,” “For the First Time in Forever” and “In Summer.”

Also exclusively on the Disney Magic, Port Adventures on select Norway sailings bring the fairytale setting of Arendelle and Frozen to life.

Aboard All Four Disney Cruise Line Ships

Magical Meet and Greets will be even warmer when Olaf joins Anna and Elsa this Summer during select sailings on all four ships! You’ll want to be sure to check your Personal Navigator on the first day of your cruise for special Meet & Greet ticket distribution locations as availability for this goes quickly!

Contact your Magic Maker® today to book your Frozen Fun on the high seas!

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All entertainment offerings subject to change without notice.

New Itineraries and Ports for Disney Cruise Line in Summer 2017

In Summer of 2017, Disney Cruise Line will set sail on new itineraries and make calls to new ports, including first-time visits to new destinations in Alaska and Europe. They’ll also return to Norway, the British Isles, the Mediterranean, and their popular itineraries in the Caribbean and Bahamas.

Here’s a look at what’s new:

Alaska: Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier – NEW

For the first time, Disney Cruise Line will take you to Alaska’s Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier – in addition to favorite ports of  call like Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Tracy Arm Fjord. This is part of a new nine-night itinerary on the Disney Wonder on July 24, 2017.

During the visit to Icy Strait Point, you’ll experience a variety of Alaska nature adventures, including a zip line attraction that is one of the longest and highest zip lines in the world. Nearby, Glacier Bay National Park is a spectacular highlight of Alaska’s Inside Passage and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another highlight of this cruise is seeing Hubbard Glacier, the largest and most active tidewater glacier in North America.

A new seven-night Alaska sailing departing July 17, 2017, includes a call on Icy Strait Point, in addition to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. And on Aug. 2, 2017, the Disney Wonder will sail its first five-night Alaska cruise to Tracy Arm and Ketchikan.

Amsterdam and Stonehenge – NEW

On May 13, 2017, the Disney Magic embarks on a 15-night transatlantic crossing from Port Canaveral, Florida, to Copenhagen, with a stop in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Portland, England – both first-time ports for Disney Cruise Line.  Amsterdam is known for its elaborate canal system, tulip fields, windmills and world-class museums housing works by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh. Just a short distance from Portland is Stonehenge, the prehistoric ring of standing stones monument that is one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World.

Amsterdam will also be part of a 10-night northern Europe itinerary that departs June 18, 2017, from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Dover, England. Other ports on this sailing include Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Tallinn, Estonia.

The grand tour of Europe continues throughout the summer with limited engagements in the Baltic, Norwegian fjords, Iceland, British Isles and the Mediterranean.

Southern Caribbean – NEW

For the first time, the Disney Fantasy will set sail from Port Canaveral on longer itineraries during new 10- and 11-night cruises to the southern Caribbean. On June 17, 2017, a new 11-night itinerary will visit Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts, Tortola and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. On June 28, 2017, a new 10-night itinerary will call on Aruba, Curacao, St. Kitts, Tortola and Castaway Cay.

More Fun in the Sun at Castaway Cay

Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, is consistently rated a top port-of-call by all of our guests sailing on Disney Cruise Line. We’re alway excited when these special itineraries pop up offering two stops at Castaway Cay.

Special five-night sailings, departing June 2, 11, 16, 25, 30 and July 9, 2017, will call on Castaway Cay twice and include a stop in Nassau, Bahamas. Special four-night sailings, departing June 7, 21 and July 5, 2017, will visit Castaway Cay twice, also with a stop in Nassau.

More Summer 2017 Itineraries

In addition to the new itineraries mentioned above, many more options are available in Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean and Bahamas aboard all 4 Disney Cruise Line ships!

 

Take a look at what’s in store for Summer 2017:

Bookings for Summer 2017 open to Platinum and Gold Castaway Club Guests Wednesday, Apr. 13, and to all other guests on Thursday, Apr. 14! Contact your Magic Maker® today for more details!

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‘Star Wars™ Day at Sea’ on Select Disney Cruise Line Sailings

Disney Cruise Line has announced that Star Wars™ Day at Sea will be returning to 15-select sailings on the Disney Fantasy in early 2017! This day long celebration will bring Star Wars™ fun to a ship in a galaxy far, far away – in the Caribbean.

From Jedis-in-training to Jedi Masters, there will be events geared to guests of all ages. Planned activities include:

  • Star Wars™ Deck Party and Fireworks
    • Evening filled with Music, Dancing, Games, and show
    • Deck party ends with a spectacular display of themed pyrotechnics, lasers, lighting, sound effects and Star Wars™ music
  • Themed Youth and Family Activities
    • Dress up in your own stellar costumes
    • Jedi Training Academy experience teaches young “Padawans” lightsaber moves to face off against the evil Darth Vader
    • Star Wars™ Trivia
    • Star Wars™-themed crafts, games and activities in Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab for youth
  • Meet and Greets with favorite Star Wars™ characters
    • Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Stormtroopers and others will hold scheduled meet and greets and roam the decks and elsewhere around the ship
  • At-Sea screenings of Star Wars™ films
    • Watch all seven Star Wars™ films in the saga
    • Watch the first in a new series of standalone Star Wars™ films called  “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
  • Special Food/Beverage Offerings

All the intergalactic fun of Star Wars™ Day at Sea will occur one day during select 7-night Western and Eastern Caribbean Disney Fantasy sailings. Those sailing dates are:

Western Caribbean – includes stops in Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; Grand Cayman and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay

  • Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; Mar. 4, 18; Apr. 1 and 15, 2017

Eastern Caribbean – includes stops in Tortola, St. Thomas and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay

  • Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25; Mar. 11, 25; and Apr. 8, 2017

These sailings are guaranteed to be out-of-this galaxy! Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability!

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Activities and events subject to change.

Disney Cruise Line Offers 50% Off Deposits

This Year’s New Year Resolution – Together Time!

2016 is the year to make wonderful family memories! That’s easy with the help of Disney Cruise Line’s Broadway-style shows, delicious dining and incredible deck parties. But the fun isn’t just onboard; you’ll visit amazing ports of call from tropical wonderlands to enchanting European escapes. As an added bonus, book by March 27 and enjoy 50% off* the required deposit on select 2016 sailings!

Offer Details:

When you book a Disney cruise of 7 nights or longer that’s scheduled to set sail between August and December 2016, you’ll pay just half of the typical deposit on the day of booking with the remainder of the deposit due with final payment! Disney Cruise Line offers flexible payment options with final payment typically due 75 days prior to travel. To take advantage of this offer, you must book by March 27, 2016!

Contact your Magic Maker® today for to turn “family time” into “once upon a time!”

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*Valid for new bookings only on sailings booked by 3/27/16. Valid on new bookings only on  all 7-night or longer sailings that do not require final payment at time of booking and take place between August and December 2016. The remainder of your required deposit and your remaining balance will be due at final payment. Not valid on Categories with Restrictions (IGT, OGT, VGT), Suites or Concierge Level Staterooms. Government Taxes and Fees, Gratuities and Port Adventures are not included. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions

Our 15 Favorite Highlights from 2015

Wow! Is it just us, or did 2015 fly by?

From new dining locations to reimagined spaces, there’s been no shortage of exciting changes at Disney Destinations throughout 2015. Once again this year, we tasked our Magic Makers® with deciding their favorite highlights from Disney Cruise Line, Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts. It wasn’t easy, but here they are:

Top 15 Favorite Highlights from 2015

  1. There’s no questioning the popularity of Chef Mickey’s restaurant inside Disney’s Contemporary Resort! Last May, Brunch was added to the location’s offerings giving our guests a greater opportunity to dine with Mickey and his pals.
  2. Every little girl dreams of being a princess. A recent refresh of the Disney Dream has made room for a brand new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique providing royal makeovers for girls ages 3-12 and swashbuckling transformations for all on Pirate Night.
  3. The former Downtown Disney® area of the Walt Disney World® Resort is full of excitement as it transforms to the new Disney Springs™. After construction is complete later in 2016, the amount of shopping, dining and entertainment venues will double! The first of the new dining locations, The BOATHOUSE®, opened in April 2015 and offers upscale waterfront dining and rides on some awesome dream boats from the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s.
  4. Garden Grill Restaurant at Epcot® is often referred to as the “rotating restaurant” that hosted Chip ‘n Dale’s Harvest Feast for dinner. Now, those nutty pals have extended hours to include both Breakfast and Lunch! There’s no better way to start you Epcot® day than with a helping of Chip’s Sticky Bun Bake!
  5. One of the most popular shows at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® received a refresh and recently reopened as Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. Just like before, the stage show teaches young Padawans (ages 4-12) how to use the Force to challenge the Dark Side. After training, Knights will come face-to-face with Darth Vader or a new villain, the Seventh Sister Inquisitor from the popular Disney XD series Star Wars™ Rebels.
  6. Also part of the recent refresh of the Disney Dream was the addition of a new Force-filled area in Disney’s Oceaneer Club (ages 3-12). Kids are transported to a far away galaxy at Star Wars™: Millennium Falcon, where the legendary spacecraft becomes an out-of-this-galaxy play area inspired by the Star Wars™ saga.
  7. MagicBands were introduced several years ago at the Walt Disney World® Resort as an integral part of the MyMagic+ system. Since then, on property guests have been able to choose from standard colored MagicBands that were included complimentary in their package or purchase some specialty ones from various retail locations. Now, guests are able to design their own MagicBands at one of the MagicBand on Demand stations. With the launch of this program, the often-requested band color purple was introduced as a retail option.
  8. A brand new stage show debuted just last month aboard the Disney Magic. “Tangled: The Musical” immerses its audience in Rapunzel’s fairytale world through lavish production numbers and spellbinding music. This is the first time this beloved Disney tale has been adapted for the stage and has received great reviews from our guests.
  9. As part of its recent renovation, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort added Villas and Bungalows to their accommodation options. Built as part of the Disney Vacation Club portfolio, the 360 Deluxe Studio accommodations (sleeps up to 5 guests) and 20 over-the-water Bungalows (sleeps up to 8 guests) deliver the spirit of the South Pacific along with some fun Disney touches to guests staying on a cash basis as well.
  10. Our guests are going WILD over the newest dining option at Magic Kingdom® Park! At the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen, you’ll experience “World Famous Jungle Cuisine” in one of several unique dining rooms, including a crew mess hall and a once-hidden secret meeting room of the famed Society of Explorers and Adventurers. Staffed by infamous Jungle Cruise® Skippers, this is a meal you won’t soon forget!
  11. Not been to Disney Parks in a while or wish you would have picked up that souvenir you saw on your last trip? The new Shop Disney Parks Mobile App lets you choose from thousands of popular Disney Parks products and have it delivered right to your door! You’ll find the Shop Disney Parks Mobile App available for download in the Apple App Store℠ or Google Play™.
  12. To celebrate the latest Star Wars™ movie, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® has introduced “Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks. The night sky above the park erupts with impressive fireworks that are set to the most dramatic and memorable Star Wars themes of all time, including selections from Star Wars™: The Force Awakens.
  13. As part of the Disneyland® Resort 60th Diamond Celebration, Disneyland® Park introduced a new nighttime parade called “Paint the Night.” This after-dark spectacular was inspired by the iconic ‘Main Street Electrical Parade.’ Full of vibrant color and more than 1.5 million brilliant LED lights, the parade features special effects, unforgettable music, and energetic performances that bring beloved Disney and Disney●Pixar stories to life.
  14. Last March, the Be Our Guest Restaurant inside Magic Kingdom® Park started offering breakfast service. With the popularity of the location, this quick-service breakfast can be a great way to get inside and check it out.
  15. Both Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Disneyland® Park have added new ways for you to experience Star Wars™! Star Wars™ Launch Bay takes guests into the Star Wars™ saga with special exhibits and peeks behind-the-scenes, special food and merchandise, and even opportunities to encounter Chewbacca and Darth Vader! It’s stellar fun in a galaxy not-so-far away!

Now that we’ve told you our favorites of 2015, what are yours?

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!