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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, Jul. 25 – Sunday, Jul. 31, 2016

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
Port Canaveral, FL 7-Night E. Caribbean Cruise Disney Fantasy 08/27/2016 5A
7-Night E. Caribbean Cruise Disney Fantasy 09/24/2016 5C

 

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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.

‘Be Our VIP Guest’ Contest

Off to Neverland Travel® takes pride in the hard work our Magic Makers® put into planning once-in-a-lifetime vacations for their clients. Our industry-leading services ensure all of our clients experience a vacation full of magical memories. But sometimes our clients want exclusivity and the highest level of service inside the parks of the Walt Disney World® Resort. When that happens, nothing can compare to being accompanied by a Private Tour Guide from Disney VIP Tour Services. This pairing provides the ultimate in concierge services before and during your vacation!

We’re sure you’ll enjoy working with our Magic Makers®! So sure, in fact, that we’re asking you to ‘Be Our Guest and put our service to the test!’


‘Be Our VIP Guests’ Contest

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2016 Mickey’s Halloween Party Dates Announced for Disneyland® Park

Disneyland® Resort in Southern California has announced details for Halloween Time taking place Sep. 9 through Oct. 31, 2016.

During Halloween Time, the entire Disneyland® Resort area is decorated for the most be-witching time of the year. Also, two popular Disneyland® Park attractions, Space Mountain® and The Haunted Mansion®, feature special Holiday overlays.

Another part of Halloween Time at Disneyland® Resort is Mickey’s Halloween Party. This special-ticketed event allows guests young and old to don a costume and trick-or-treat in Anaheim’s ultimate neighborhood, the Disneyland® Park! And new this year, the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow will make his spooky ride through the heart of Disneyland® Park each night of the party! Purchase of tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party include:

  • An exclusive Halloween Screams fireworks spectacular show
  • Admission to the Disneyland® Park up to 3 hours prior to the event’s start time
  • Meet-and-greet opportunities with Disney pals and Villains
  • Trick-or-treat stations offering both yummy candy and healthy goodies
  • Special entertainment
  • Access to nearly all Disneyland® Park attractions, including the Halloween-themed attractions such as Space Mountain® Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion® Holiday

Dates and times for Mickey’s Halloween Party are:

  • Fri., Sept. 23 (7p – midnight)
  • Mon., Sept. 26 (6p – 11p)
  • Wed., Sept. 28 (6p – 11p)
  • Fri., Sept. 30 (7p – midnight)
  • Mon., Oct. 3 (6p – 11p)
  • Wed., Oct. 5 (6p – 11p)
  • Fri., Oct. 7 (7p – midnight)
  • Mon., Oct. 10 (6p – 11p)
  • Wed., Oct. 12 (6p – 11p)
  • Fri., Oct. 14 (7p – midnight)
  • Mon., Oct. 17 (6p – 11p)
  • Wed., Oct. 19 (6p – 11p)
  • Fri., Oct. 21 (7p – midnight)
  • Mon., Oct. 24 (6p – 11p)
  • Wed., Oct. 26 (6p – 11p)
  • Sat., Oct. 29 (7p – midnight)
  • Mon., Oct. 31 (6p – 11p)
Tickets go on sale Jul. 21 for Disneyland® Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Visa® Cardmembers and Disney Vacation Club Members and Jul. 28 for general public. Ticket prices range from $79-$99 depending on party dates with some discounts available for Annual Passholders on select dates. Due to popularity, some of the parties do sell out, so contact your Magic Maker® now for more details on this spooktacular event!

Late Summer Disneyland® Resort Hotel Discount

Now is the perfect time to experience the many new things to see and do at the Disneyland® Resort! In Disney California Adventure® Park, catch Frozen – Live at the Hyperion. And in Walt’s original park, Disneyland® Park, encounter a variety of out-of-this-universe Star Wars™-themed attractions and entertainment!

Offer Details:

For a limited time, save up to 25% on most Sunday through Thursday night stays from Aug. 14 through Sep. 29, 2016 (with travel completed by Sep. 30, 2016).

  • Save 25% on premium rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa and the Disneyland® Hotel.
  • Save 10% on standard and premium rooms at Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel.

Booking Dates:

Now – Sep. 15, 2016

 

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Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights from Aug. 14 through Sep. 29, 2016. Book from Jul. 6 through Sep. 15, 2016. Travel must be completed by Sep. 30, 2016. Savings on premium rooms are available on Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and Paradise, Artisan and Regal suites. Ask about savings on other room types. For Disney Visa® offer, you must use a valid Disney Visa Card or Disney Rewards Redemption Card to pay the deposit and Cardmember must stay in the room. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Offer is not valid on previously booked rooms. Excludes applicable taxes and fees. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and five (5) people maximum per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate theme park admission required to enjoy the parks.

Club Villain Premium Dining Event Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Just in time for Halloween, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is bringing back one of our favorite special ticketed dining events inside the Sunset Showcase venue!

Club Villain, hosted by Dr. Facilier, is a mix of themed food, drinks, performances and encounters with some of Disney’s greatest villains – including Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Queen of Hearts, and Cruella De Vil. A house DJ is on hand to keep the party going between the spellbinding stage shows.

You’ll enjoy some decadent New Orleans delicacies like tender beef striploin rubbed with herbes de Provence, Voodoo sticky “pig wings” with citrus gremolata and spicy shrimp sautéed with Andouille sausage, tomato, okra and onions over creamy polenta. Specialty alcoholic drinks plus beer and wine will also be available to guests over 21.

Sounds terror-ific, doesn’t it? Here are the rest of the details:

  • Dates: Every Friday and Saturday (from Sep. 2 – Oct. 29) and Monday, Oct. 31
  • Time: 5:15p and 8:30p
  • Cost: $129 per person (tax and gratuity included)
  • Admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is required and not included

Availability for these events are limited and will go quickly, so contact your Magic Maker® today!

Separate admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is required, and is not included in the price of this package. Club Villain will be offered on select evenings only. Please check with your Magic Maker® for specific dates and times, as operating hours may vary. This event will offer banquet style seating, so you may be seated with other parties. Entertainment is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. A valid form of government identification will be required to verify age. This offer may not be combined with any other discounts or promotions. Disney dining plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event.

‘Disney Early Morning Magic’

Walt Disney World® Resort is featuring two special events giving guests breakfast and early morning access to favorite Magic Kingdom® Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® attractions.

On select mornings, Disney Early Morning Magic will allow limited-entry, first-access to Magic Kingdom® Park’s Fantasyland® or Disney’s Hollywood Studios® before operating hours. This is a great option for guests who want to get a jump-start on their day at “The Most Magical Place on Earth.”

Entry requires purchase of regular theme park admission and a separate ticket to Disney Early Morning Magic. Below is additional information on each event:

Pricing for each event: $69 per adult and $59 per child (tax not included) plus regular theme park admission

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

 

Magic Kingdom® Park: Official check-in will take place near the far left turnstiles of the Main Entrance to Magic Kingdom® park beginning at 7:30 AM. Guests who have purchased both regular theme park admission and a special event will receive an event sticker for identification upon check-in. Starting at 7:45 AM, event Guests will be admitted into the park and guided into Fantasyland®. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Peter Pan’s Flight® are the only attractions that will be operational during this special event. From 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM, breakfast will be available at Pinocchio Village Haus. Around 9:00 AM, the theme park will open to Guests with regular Magic Kingdom admission tickets and event-only attraction access will end. Please note that regular theme park admission is required for this event, in addition to a Disney Early Morning Admission ticket. The number of tickets for these events is limited. In addition, 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.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios®: Separate Disney’s Hollywood Studios® admission is required. Official check-in will take place near the far-left turnstiles of the Main Entrance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® beginning at 7:45 AM. Guests who have purchased both regular Disney’s Hollywood Studios® admission and Early Morning Magic event entry will receive a wristband for identification upon check-in. During this special event, the only attractions available will be Star Tours® – The Adventures Continue and Toy Story Mania!® along with opportunities to meet Woody & Buzz at Pixar Place, Mickey and Minnie on Commissary Lane, and Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight. Guests must be 40 inches or taller to experience Star Tours®—The Adventures Continue. From 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, breakfast will be served at ABC Commissary. At approximately 9:00 AM, the theme park will open to Guests with regular theme park admission tickets and event-only attraction access will end. The number of Guests admitted to these events is limited. In addition, all reservations 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.

 

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New Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Location Now Open at Disney Springs™

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique has moved to a new location near Once Upon a Toy in the Disney Springs™ Marketplace. This new location allowed for a expansion of the popular salon – now five times larger than its former location inside World of Disney®!

Inspired by Walt Disney’s Cinderella, we think our clients are going to fall in love with the new location! With new interactive elements and décor, there’s so much to explore!

Take a peek inside the new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique:

Please contact your Magic Maker® to check availability at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney Springs™ or inside Cinderella Castle!

2016 ‘Eat to the Beat’ Concert Series Performers Announced

The line up of performers for the Eat to the Beat! concert series at the 2016 Epcot® International Food and Wine Festival has been announced. The Walt Disney World® Resort will welcome eight new musical acts to the America Gardens Theatre stage this year.

The schedule includes:

  • Sep. 14-15 – Wang Chung NEW!
  • Sep. 16-18 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
  • Sep. 19-20 – Air Supply
  • Sep. 21-23 – BoDeans NEW!
  • Sep. 24-25 – Fuel
  • Sep. 26-28 – Sugar Ray
  • Sep. 29-30 – Los Lobos
  • Oct. 1-2 – David Cook
  • Oct. 3-4 – Wilson Phillips
  • Oct. 5-6 – Blues Traveler
  • Oct. 7-9 – Plain White T’s NEW!
  • Oct. 10-11 – 38 Special
  • Oct. 12-13 – Jeffrey Osborne NEW!
  • Oct. 14-16 – Tiffany
  • Oct. 17-19 – Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx
  • Oct. 20-21 – Christopher Cross
  • Oct. 22-23 – Toad The Wet Sprocket NEW!
  • Oct. 24-25 – Chaka Khan
  • Oct. 26-27 – Billy Ocean
  • Oct. 28-29 – Living Colour NEW!
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 1 – Hanson
  • Nov. 2-3 – Soul Asylum NEW!
  • Nov. 4-6 – Delta Rae NEW!
  • Nov. 7-9 – Boyz II Men
  • Nov. 10-11 – Sister Hazel
  • Nov. 12-14 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

The 21st Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival runs Sep. 14 – Nov. 14, 2016. The Eat to the Beat! concert series is included with standard Epcot® admission and takes place 3 times daily – 5:30p, 6:45p, 8:00p.

It’s not too late to plan a trip to see your favorite band perform. Contact your Magic Maker® today!

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Entertainment lineup subject to change.

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!

Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend
Sep. 1-4, 2016 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opened: Feb. 2, 2016 – limited availability left for Half Marathon

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 3-6, 2016 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opened: Mar. 29, 2016 – limited availability left for Kids Races

Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 10-13, 2016 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opened: Apr. 12, 2016 – limited availability left for Half Marathon, Dr. Strange 10K and Infinity Gauntlet Challenge

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
Jan. 4-8, 2017 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opened: Apr. 26, 2016 – limited availability left for Marathon, Dopey Challenge, Goofy Race and Half Challenge, and Kids Races

Star Wars™ Half Marathon – the Light Side Weekend
Jan. 12-15, 2017 │ Disneyland® Resort
Registration opened: Jun. 14, 2016 – limited availability left for Half Marathon

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!

What’s New / What’s Next at the Walt Disney World® Resort

“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” – Walt Disney

It’s been said that the only thing constant in life is change, and the same holds true for the entire Walt Disney World® Resort. From attractions and restaurants to shows and events, there’s always something new for you and your family to experience. But it seems like the most daunting task is keeping track of everything!

Our What’s New / What’s Next list highlights everything upcoming for the Walt Disney World® Resort! Whether your next vacation to the “Most Magical Place on Earth” is next week or next year, be sure to follow along and keep up-to-date on the latest announcements!

What’s New

Magic Kingdom® Park

Epcot®

  • Frozen Ever After Attraction
  • Royal Sommerhus Anna & Elsa Meet & Greet
  • Norway Pavilion operating hours change to 9a-park close
  • Soarin’ Around the World is now open
  • Baymax from Disney “Big Hero 6” Meet & Greet is now open daily at the new Character Spot location in Future World. No FastPass+ option is available.
  • Joy & Sadness from Disney•Pixar “Inside Out” Meet & Greet is now open daily at the new Character Spot location in Future World. No FastPass+ option is available.
  • Finding Dory characters have joined Turtle Talk with Crush at Epcot

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

  • Pete’s Dragon Preview (One Man’s Dream Theater)
  • Star Wars™: A Galactic Spectacular
  • Echo Lake Eats – Three new quick service kiosks are now open in the Echo Lake area:
    • Bocados del Lago Nachos y Empanadas serving Loaded Chili Cheese Nachos with Guacamole; Beef Empanadas, roasted corn and black bean salsa, Queso Fresco with cilantro sour cream; Dulce de Leche Cookie
    • Sliders to the Stars serving Pulled Beef Brisket Sliders with arugula, pickled onions and horseradish aioli on sesame bun with chips; Pulled Barbecued Chicken Sliders with coleslaw and chipotle aioli on a brioche bun with chips; Mickey Brownie
    • Hollywood Waffles of Fame serving Shaved Turkey and Gouda Waffle Sandwich with mixed greens, bacon, tomato and herb-cheese pesto with chips; Shaved Ham and Cheddar Focaccia with water cress and spicy mustard with chips; Freshly-baked Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Meet Olaf inside the Celebrity Spotlight
  • Meet Mickey & Minnie at “Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams”
  • “Star Wars™: A Galaxy Far, Far Away”
  • First Order Stormtroopers March led by Captain Phasma.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

  • Tiffins Restaurant / Nomad Lounge opened serving Lunch and Dinner
  • The Tree of Life Awakens
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris After Dark
  • Harambe Wildlife Parti
  • Discovery Island Carnivale
  • “The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic” Show with Dinner Packages available

 

Disney Springs™

  • Frontera Cocina
  • Coca-Cola Store
  • Amorette’s Patisserie
  • D-Luxe Burger
  • The Daily Poutine
  • B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co.
  • Sprinkles
  • Morimoto Asia™ Street Food
  • Aristocrepes
  • STK Orlando
  • Gateway Bus Depot adjacent to Town Center now open with transportation to Disney Resorts

Walt Disney World® Resort Area

  • The Frozen Games (Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park) (Daily thru Aug. 21, 2016)
  • Ample Hills Creamery (Disney’s Boardwalk)

What’s Next

Magic Kingdom® Park

Epcot®

  • Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival – (9/14-11/14/16)
  • Live taping of ABC’s The Chew at Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival (10/5-10/7/16)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Disney Springs™

  • Blaze Pizza (Summer 2016)
  • Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine (Summer 2016)
  • Fulton’s Crab House will reopen as Paddlefish (Fall 2016)
  • Planet Hollywood Observatory™ (Fall 2016)
  • The Edison (Early 2017)

Walt Disney World® Resort Area