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

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. 1 – Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
Port Canaveral, FL 7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 02/27/2016 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.

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. 18-21, 2016 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration: SOLD OUT

Star Wars™ Half Marathon – the Dark Side Weekend
Apr. 14-17, 2016 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration: SOLD OUT

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend
May 5-8, 2016 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration Opened: Aug. 11, 2015 – Limited availability left for Tinker Bell Half Marathon

Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend
Sep. 1-4, 2016 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opens: Feb. 2, 2016 at noon ET

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 4-5, 2016 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens: Mar. 15, 2016 at noon ET

Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 10-13, 2016 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opens: Apr. 5, 2016 at noon ET

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
Jan. 4-8, 2017 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens: Apr. 26, 2016 at noon ET

Star Wars™ Half Marathon – the Light Side Weekend
Jan. 12-15, 2017 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opens: Jun. 14, 2016 at noon ET

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Feb. 23-26, 2017 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens: Jul. 12, 2016 at noon ET

Star Wars™ Half Marathon – the Dark Side Weekend
Apr. 20-23, 2017 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens: Aug. 9, 2016 at noon ET

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend
May 11-14, 2017 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opens: Sep. 20, 2016 at noon ET

Contact your Magic Maker® for additional information!

A World of Romance

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away, and what better way to suprirse the love of your life than with a getaway to Walt Disney World® Resort in central Florida.

While Walt Disney World® Resort may not initially be at the top of your list when you think of romantic getaways, the reality is that there is a world of romance awaiting you at Walt Disney World® Resort!  In fact, Walt Disney World® Resort has become a popular destination for proposals, weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries and countless other romantic getaways!

Walt Disney World® Resort is the perfect stage for spontaneous romance, featuring over 100 dining locations, 26 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, and a dining and shopping district. Even amidst the strong family atmosphere, romantic adventures are hiding around every corner.

Walt Disney World® Resort hotels can really unlock the magic of romance, setting the mood for a romantic getaway. At Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa you can steal away to another place and time, as you slip into the Victorian elegance of another era. Together you can indulge in a special spa treatment at Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa followed by afternoon tea at the Garden View lounge before settling into the deluxe amenities of your room. If the tropics are a little more of your taste, you can lose yourself in the styles of the South Pacific at Disney’s Polynesian Resort that features plenty of romance and even an open-air Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show! And we’d be amiss to not mention the southern charm of the picturesque Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside; evoking the romance and charm of the Louisiana Bayou.

Elegant dining is one of the cornerstones of any romantic getaway, and Walt Disney World® Resort does not disappoint when it comes to dining. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is home to two romantic favorites, Victoria & Albert’s as well as Narcoossee’s. Just a short monorail ride away, at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you will find the newly re-imagined California Grill. Jiko- The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort will transport you to an intimate meal in Africa, while a trip around World Showcase in Epcot® will lead you to Monsieur Paul, Le Cellier, Restaurant Marrakesh and more. Keep in mind that reservations fill quickly at Walt Disney World® Resort, so be sure to talk with your Magic Maker® about your options and making your reservations well in advance.

It isn’t just the dining and resorts that frame a beautiful romantic getaway, but it is also the shared experiences. Inside Walt Disney World® Resort’s theme parks you will find countless opportunities to embrace your love, whether it is strolling around the world in Epcot®, watching the fireworks light up the sky in front of the castle in Magic Kingdom® Park, strolling hand in hand down the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail Walking Tour in Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park or embracing in the open air theatre during Fantasmic! Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®; the experiences are truly limitless.

Away from the parks you can enjoy a ‘night on the town’ at Downtown Disney® Area, a unique district-featuring waterfront dining, unique and boutique shops and exciting entertainment options. If a night out isn’t your speed, consider relaxing on a romantic evening cruise to watch the fireworks of Magic Kingdom® Park or Epcot®, or experience private dining one evening aboard Grand 1 Yacht. You can also keep your land-legs and experience a horse-drawn carriage ride through the idyllic woodlands or along the bank of the Sassagoula River as you journey through Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground or Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside.

Whatever your taste, a world of romance awaits you at Walt Disney World® Resort. While Walt Disney World® Resort is a fantastic destination for families, it is also full of romantic experiences and adventures to draw you closer to the one you love. Contact your Magic Maker® today to begin planning the magic!

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Walt Disney World® Resort 2016 Summer Meal Offer

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

Summer 2016 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. 29, 2016, 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 2016 Summer Meal Offer Booking Window:
Now-Feb. 29, 2016

Disney 2016 Summer Meal Offer Travel Window:
Valid for arrivals most nights May 29-Jun. 30 and Jul. 5-Aug. 13, 2016

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. Minimum 3-night length of stay with minimum 2-day Magic Your Way® base ticket purchase.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.

Walt Disney World® Resort Fans Rejoice! :: WDW Today

Since 2005, many Walt Disney World® Resort fans around the world have stayed connected to the “Most Magical Place on Earth” through the fan-favorite podcast WDW Today.

Their 1,492 prior episodes have been a source of joy, memories, excitement and anticipation for countless listeners. Covering various topics around Walt Disney World® Resort, the WDW Today Podcast has become the go-to source for news, information, discussions, entertainment and more for many.

In Episode 1489 the WDW Today Podcast team revealed where the future of the podcast was headed. Today, that future becomes the present as the legacy of the WDW Today podcast continues to move forward with an all new cast!

Logan Sekulow, Terry Weaver, “The Nature Boy” Will Haynes and fan favorite Len Testa will be carrying the torch for the WDW Today Podcast into the future! With an amazing cast and some exciting plans, the best truly is yet to come with the WDW Today Podcast!

Our Off to Neverland Travel® team is excited to say that we have come alongside the new team as the official travel agency of the WDW Today Podcast!

Today marks the publication of Episode 1493 of the recently ‘refurbished’ WDW Today Podcast…and it is fantastic! [You Can Listen Here]

In Episode 1493 the torch has been passed as WDW Today welcomes Logan Sekulow, Terry Weaver and “The Nature Boy” Will Haynes. In this episode you will be introduced to the new crew, play a fun game of Quote Quiz, preview the month of January and wrap it all up with Listener Questions with Len Testa.

We are excited to be a part of the future of the WDW Today Podcast and we invite you to join us on the journey! Be sure to subscribe to the WDW Today Podcast or listen to the most current episode here!

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?

Disney Visa® Cardmembers: Save at Select Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts

Disney Visa® Cardmembers ~ Don’t miss out on this valuable springtime offer!

It’s time to discover what’s new at the Walt Disney World® Resort while staying in spacious accommodations that will make you feel right at home. And for a limited time, Disney Visa® Cardmembers can save when they stay at select Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts!

Save 35% on room accommodations at select Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts most nights Apr. 3 – Jun. 30, 2016. Plus, when you purchase a Magic Your Way® room and ticket package with minimum 4-day Theme Park tickets, you can get one more ticket day FREE!

Participating Resorts (subject to availability) include:

  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
  • The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Just like any other Walt Disney World® Guest, you’ll enjoy a tidal wave of Magical Extras like complimentary transportation, advanced FastPass+ planning, and more time in the parks with Extra Magic Hours!

Travel Dates: Most nights Apr. 3 – Jun. 30, 2016

Book by: Feb. 28, 2016

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Offer subject to availability. Number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Offer excludes 3-bedroom villas and bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows. Length of stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per adult charges apply if more than two adults per room. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Deposit must be made at the time of booking with your Disney Visa® Card or Disney Rewards® Redemption Card. Offer subject to change without notice.

Spring 2016 Walt Disney World Room Discounts

Create Family Memories at the Walt Disney World® Resort

2016 is the year to make new family memories at “The Most Magical Place on Earth!” From discovering all-new Star Wars™ adventures at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® to uncovering the new nighttime experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® theme park, there’s truly something for everyone inside this magical Vacation Kingdom! When you pair these all-new experiences with the following special savings, now is the time to work with our Magic Makers® to plan the storybook vacation of your dreams!

For a limited time, you can save up to 25% at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Feb. 22 – Jun. 11, 2016. Plus, when you upgrade this to a Magic Your Way® room and ticket package with minimum 4-day Theme Park tickets, you can get one more ticket day FREE! 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.

Travel Dates:
Save up to 25% most nights Feb. 22 – Apr. 13, 2016
(when booked before Feb. 28, 2016)
Save up to 25% most nights Apr. 14 – Jun. 11, 2016 (when booked before Mar. 31, 2016)

Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability!

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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, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms. 25% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available for other Resorts. Everyone in the room must be on the same package

New Dining ‘Adventure’ at Magic Kingdom® Park

A new table service dining adventure awaits you at Magic Kingdom® Park!

Officially opening Dec. 16, 2015, the The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen will serve bold tastes from Asia, South America, and Africa. The eatery pulls its theme from the world famous Jungle Cruise® attraction which is just steps away. Alberta Falls, granddaughter of Dr. Albert Falls, acts as the restaurants owner and has decided to invite hungry travelers into the company’s headquarters-turned-restaurant to dine in one of their three themed rooms – the crew’s mess hall, their old family room, and Albert’s secret meeting room.

What kind of flavorful dishes can you expect? Here’s just a few of the highlights:

  • House-made arepas with slow-cooked beef, black beans, tostones and queso fresco
  • Dr. Falls’ Signature Grilled Steak, a strip loin marinated in sofrito and served with yuca planks, avocado and house-made chimichurri
  • Rice Noodle Bowl with an Asian pho broth with choice of chicken, duck breast or tofu served with jalapeños and mix of fresh herbs
  • Trader Sam’s Head-on Shrimp, with sustainable, local, farm-raised shrimp tossed in a chili-garlic sauce and served with Chinese broccoli and choice of five-grain or white rice
  • Coconut Bar with Pineapple-Basil Compote and Vanilla Cream – a vanilla chiffon cake with coconut and lime topped with white chocolate ganache
  • Kungaloosh! African-inspired chocolate cake is served with caramelized bananas and cashew-caramel ice cream topped with coffee dust.

Junior Explorers will enjoy:

  • Junior Skip’s Special Mac and Cheese is inspired by an Egyptian dish with ground beef, pasta, Béchamel Sauce and house-made cheese gratin, served with broccoli
  • Amazon Annie’s House-made Arepas with slow-cooked beef, black beans and queso fresco served with yuca planks
  • Sizzling Savanna Grilled Flank Steak with steamed broccoli and fingerling potatoes;
    Smiley’s Little Croc of Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Kids Volcano

At this time the restaurant will only be accepting walk ups – no reservations are available. The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen participates in both the Disney Dining Plan and Tables in Wonderland programs.