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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, Feb. 20 – Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
Port Canaveral, FL 11-Night S. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 06/17/2017 5A
10-Night S. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 06/28/2017 5A
Miami, FL 5-Night Bahamian Disney Magic 03/31/2017 Select
  San Juan, PR 7-Night S. Caribbean Disney Magic 04/16/2017 Select
7-Night S. Caribbean Disney Magic 04/23/2017 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.

2017 ‘Garden Rocks’ Concert Series Lineup Announced

Live music will once take center stage when the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival returns this spring!

The Garden Rocks™ Concert Series invites a broad range of decades and popular artists to the 24th annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival, which takes place Mar. 1 – May 29, 2017.

Happening each Friday through Monday of the Festival, the Garden Rocks™ Concert Series welcomes several new-to-the-festival acts and some fan favorites from past years. This year’s lineup includes:

  • Mar. 3-4 – Jon Secada
  • Mar. 5-6 – Dennis DeYoung – The Music of STYX
  • Mar. 10-13 – Pointer Sisters
  • Mar. 17-18 – NEW Simple Plan
  • Mar. 19-20 – Plain White T’s
  • Mar. 24-27 – Night Ranger
  • Mar. 31-Apr. 3 – Little River Band
  • Apr. 7-10 – Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice
  • Apr. 14-17 – Gin Blossoms
  • Apr. 21-24 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
  • Apr. 28-29 – NEW Exposé
  • Apr. 30-May 1 – NEW Berlin featuring Terri Nunn
  • May 5-8 – STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
  • May 12-15 – The Guess Who
  • May 19-22 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
  • May 26-29 – The Spinners

Performances take place inside the America Gardens Theatre at 5:30p, 6:45p and 8:00p. Shows are included with Epcot® admission and are subject to change without notice.


Garden Rocks Dining Packages

Garden Rocks Dining Packages are also available. The package includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch or dinner at select Epcot® restaurants
  • Guaranteed seating at one of the Garden Rocks Concert Series performances later that day

Prices for Breakfast Packages start at $39 + tax (adults) and $23 + tax (ages 3-9). Lunch Packages start at $39 + tax (adults) and $15.50 + tax (ages 3-9). Dinner Packages start at $53 + tax (adults) and $17.50 + tax (ages 3-9). Please check with your Magic Maker® regarding availability.


Contact your Magic Maker® today to find out how you can experience Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival!

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

Disney Cruise Line has announced MARVEL™ Day at Sea is coming to 7-select sailings on the Disney Magic in fall 2017 and spring of 2018! This action-packed day will bring the epic adventures of the MARVEL™ Universe to a ship in floating somewhere the Atlantic.

There will be events geared to guests of all ages. Planned activities include:

  • Meet-and-Greets with Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor and other MARVEL™ Universe Super Heroes
  • A brand-new spectacular MARVEL™-themed party on the ship’s upper deck complete with music, dancing and games
  • A finale to the party that only a Super Hero could arrange – including a stunning display of themed pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects, and MARVEL™ Super Heroes and Super Villains
  • MARVEL™-themed trivia for kids and families
  • MARVEL™-themed games, activities and arts and crafts offered throughout the day in the Oceaneer Club.
  • Special merchandise and unique food and beverage offerings

All the unforgettable fun of MARVEL™ Day at Sea will occur one day during select Disney Magic sailings. Those sailing dates are:

NEW YORK CITY

7- or 8-night Bahamian –  include a stop at Castaway Cay and Port Canaveral, with a day at Walt Disney World® Resort

  • Oct. 6, 14, 28; Nov. 4, 11 and 18, 2017.

7-night Canadian Coast – with stops at Charlottetown, Sydney and Halifax

  • Oct. 21, 2017

MIAMI

5-night Western Caribbean –  include a stop at Castaway Cay and either Cozumel, Mexico, or Grand Cayman

  • Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; Mar. 18; Apr. 1, 15 and 29, 2018

These sailings are guaranteed to bring out your superhuman abilities! Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability!

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Activities and events subject to change.

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

Dark Side… Light Side… Port Side…

Disney Cruise Line has announced that in addition to the already announced 2017 dates,  Star Wars™ Day at Sea will be returning to 15-select sailings on the Disney Fantasy in early 2018! 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

  • 2017 – Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; Mar. 4, 18; Apr. 1 and 15
  • 2018Jan. 6, 20; Feb. 3, 17; Mar. 3, 17, 31; and Apr. 14

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

  • 2017 – Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25; Mar. 11, 25; and Apr. 8
  • 2018 – Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 10, 24; Mar. 10, 24; and Apr. 7

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.

‘Epcot® International Festival of the Arts’ Coming Soon

2017 welcomes a brand-new event to Epcot®.

Epcot® International Festival of the Arts, taking place each weekend (Friday – Monday) Jan. 13-Feb. 20, 2017, will feature world-class cuisine, visual arts, and live Broadway entertainment. With new art being featured each weekend, there’s a lot for you and your family to explore! Here’s a look at what you can expect:

Contact your Magic Maker® for more details!

Epcot® admission required. Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice

Upcoming runDisney Event and Registration Dates

If you aren’t familiar with runDisney races, they are family-friendly running events that are held at the Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts. Ranging from 5K to marathons and even kids runs, the races are a creative way to bring new runners to the sport by utilizing the popularity of Disney Parks. It’s a perfect match! So perfect, in fact, that runDisney has become one of the largest race organizers in the United States – both in terms of the number of races and runners. Each year more than 200,000 runners participate in a runDisney event!

Below is a listing of the upcoming runDisney events. Planning for registration is just as important as planning for the event itself; the 2014 Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend sold out in just over 12 hours while the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon and the Star Wars™ Half Marathon each sold out in about two hours!

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Feb. 23-26, 2017 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opened – limited availability exists for Kids Races

Star Wars™ Half Marathon – the Dark Side Weekend
Apr. 20-23, 2017 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opened – limited availability exists for Dark Side Challenge, Star Wars™ Half Marathon, Star Wars™ 5K, and runDisney Kids Races

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend
May 11-14, 2017 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opened – limited availability exists for Pixie Dust Challenge and Tinker Bell Half Marathon

Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend
Aug. 31 – Sep. 3, 2017 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opened – limited availability exists for Disneyland® Double Dare, Disneyland® Half Marathon, Disneyland® 10K, Disneyland™ 5K, and runDisney Kids Races

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 2-5, 2017 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opened

Super Heros Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 9-12, 2017 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opens: Jan. 31, 2017 at Noon ET

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
Jan. 3-7, 2018 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens: Feb. 14, 2017 at Noon ET

Star Wars™ Half Marathon – the Light Side Weekend
Jan. 11-14, 2018 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opens: Mar. 14, 2017 at Noon ET

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Feb. 22-25, 2018 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens: May 2, 2017 at Noon ET

Star Wars™ Half Marathon – the Dark Side Weekend
Apr. 19-22, 2018 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens: May 23, 2017 at Noon ET

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend
May 10-13, 2018 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opens: Jun. 27, 2017 at Noon ET

Contact your Magic Maker® for additional information!

Soak Up the Sun and Savings at Walt Disney World® Resort

Create new Memories while Saving at the Walt Disney World® Resort

New family memories are waiting to be made at “The Most Magical Place on Earth” in 2017! From dazzling displays at Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival to out-of-this-universe  Star Wars™ fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, your upcoming trip is a dream come true in the making!

For a limited time, you can save up to 25% at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Feb. 20 – Jun. 10, 2017. Not only will you enjoy staying closer to the magic, your stay will also include an array of special Disney touches and magical extras that only on-property guests receive! Plus, if you upgrade to a package with a minimum 4-Day Magic Your Way® ticket, you’ll receive 1 more ticket day free!

Travel Dates:

  • Save up to 25% most nights Feb. 20 – Jun. 10, 2017 (when booked before Feb. 26, 2017)
  • Save up to 25% most nights Apr. 9 – Jun. 10, 2017 (when booked before Mar. 30, 2017)

Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability! Book early for best availability and pricing!

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The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort-The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. 25% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available for other Resorts

Walt Disney World® Resort 2017 Summer Meal Offer

We’re sorry, this offer has expired. Please CLICK HERE to view all current Walt Disney World® Resort offers!

Get a FREE Quick-Service meal per person, per night with the purchase of select Magic Your Way® Vacations!

Summer 2017 is a tasty time to discover all-new experiences and have the vacation of your dreams at the Walt Disney World® Resort! Availability on this offer is limited, so don’t delay!

Now through Feb. 12, 2017, purchase a non-discounted Magic Your Way® package including a minimum 3-night stay at participating Disney Value Resorts and get one FREE Quick-Service Meal per person per night. Upgrades to the traditional Quick-Service Dining Plan or Plus Disney Dining Plan are available at an additional cost! Ask your Magic Maker® which dining plan may be best for your family.

Disney 2017 Summer Meal Offer Booking Window:
Now-Feb. 12, 2017

Disney 2017 Summer Meal Offer Travel Window:
Valid for arrivals most nights May 30-Aug. 24, 2017

Contact your Magic Maker® today for your taste of these scrumptious savings!

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The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Tickets valid for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer excludes campsites and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms. Everyone in the room must be on the same package. Excludes alcoholic beverages and gratuities. Children ages 3-9 must order from children’s menu, if available. Advance reservations required.

Disney Cruise Line Offers 50% Off Deposits

This Year’s New Year Resolution – Together Time!

2017 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 February 15 and enjoy 50% off* the required deposit on select 2017 sailings!

Offer Details:

When you book a Disney cruise of 7 nights or longer that’s scheduled to set sail between June 17 and December 30, 2017, 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 February 15, 2017!

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

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*Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses, Gratuities and Port Adventures are not included. Not valid on Categories with Restrictions (IGT, OGT, VGT), Suites or Concierge Level Staterooms. Valid on all 7-night or longer sailings that do not require final payment at time of booking and take place between June 17, 2017 and December 30, 2017. Rates in U.S. dollars. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions.

‘Disney After Hours’ returns to Magic Kingdom® Park

Walt Disney World® Resort have announced the return of an event giving guests after-hours access to some of Magic Kingdom® Park’s favorite attractions and character experiences.

On select nights, Magic Kingdom® Park will remain open 3 extra hours for those with special event tickets or Disney After Hours. Admission, which begins early at 7p, includes select attractions and character meet & greets as well as food and beverage offerings like ice cream novelties and select bottled beverages. A limited number of tickets will be sold for each night of the event.

Event details:

Dates / Times: (admission begins at 7p)

  • Jan. 20, 2017 (9p-midnight)
  • Jan. 27, 2017 (9p-midnight)
  • Feb. 2, 2017 (8p-11p)
  • Feb. 9, 2017 (8p-11p)
  • Feb. 16, 2017 (8p-11p)
  • Mar. 2, 2017 (9p-midnight)
  • Mar. 9, 2017 (9p-midnight)
Attractions/Character Greetings:
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad®
  • Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin®
  • Disney Princess Greetings at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Haunted Mansion®
  • “it’s a small world”®
  • Jungle Cruise®
  • Peter Pan’s Flight®
  • Pirates of the Caribbean®
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain®
  • Splash Mountain®
  • And much, much more!

Price: $119 per Guest (plus tax) or $89 (plus tax) for Annual Passholders and DVC Members

Contact your Magic Maker® for more details and to secure your tickets!

Official check-in for the event will take place at the Main Entrance to the theme park beginning at 7p. Magic Kingdom® park will officially close to Guests who haven’t purchased Disney After Hours tickets at 8:00 PM on February 2, 9, 16; and at 9:00 PM on January 20, 27 and March 2, 9. Number of tickets available is limited. All tickets are non-refundable, non-transferrable and are only valid for admission during the special event date and hours. All attractions, entertainment and experiences are subject to change without notice.

By | December 9th, 2016|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|2 Comments