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2019 Walt Disney World® Resort Vacation Packages Now Available

The wait is now over! Off to Neverland Travel® is now booking 2019 vacation packages for Walt Disney World® Resort!

On June 19th, 2018, The Walt Disney World® Resort opened bookings for 2019 vacation packages for arrivals January 1st through December 31st, 2019. However, because system limitations prevent us from booking stays where the last date of your vacation would be more than 499 days in the future, visits for November and December 2019 won’t be available until later this summer.

Introduced in 2018 and continuing for 2019, Magic Your Way Vacation Packages that include a Disney Dining Plan will offer several beverage options during meals*. Guests under 21 can choose (1) non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered). Guests over 21 can choose either one (1) single serving non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one (1) single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement.

A single serving non-alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Artisanal Milkshakes
  • Fresh Smoothies
  • Premium Hot chocolates
  • Soda, Coffee, or Tea
A single serving alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Beer or Cider
  • Wine or Sangria
  • Mixed Drinks and Specialty Cocktails

Also, when you book your 2019 Walt Disney World® Resort Vacation Package through the Walt Disney Travel Company and Off to Neverland Travel®, your package comes with several Magical Extras to help make your stay extra special**. Here’s a look at the Magical Extras offered for all 2019 packages:


Contact your Magic Maker® today to start planning your 2019 Walt Disney World® Resort Vacation!

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*Most beer, wine and mixed drink beverages included, some exceptions apply. Guests must be age 21 and over and present valid ID to be served one (1) alcoholic beverage. Alcoholic beverages may only be redeemed with a quick-service or table-service meal entitlement.
**Benefits are valid for arrivals January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. To receive any of the benefits listed, the Magical Extras Savings Card must be presented at time of purchase or a voucher must be presented to the host or hostess at participating locations. Benefits can only be used during your Walt Disney Travel Company package stay and are nontransferable and void if sold. All benefits, services and locations are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions and exclusions may apply. All offers are not valid with any other offer, discount or promotion. Valid for the number of Guests in the package. All dining discounts exclude applicable tax and gratuities. May not be redeemed for cash in whole or in part. Other restrictions may apply.

5 Savory Reasons to Attend the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival

One of our guests favorite things to do during their Walt Disney World® Resort vacation is getting to experience any of the festivals hosted at Epcot®. From the Epcot® International Festival of the Arts and Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival in Spring to the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival in fall and Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays in December, the events are filled with global experiences and cuisine!

The most palate-pleasing of the festivals is the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival. Taking place this year from Aug. 30 – Nov. 12, 2018, the festival provides guests the opportunity to experience hands-on culinary workshops and demonstrations, explore marketplaces to taste tapas from around the world, and get their gourmet groove on at nightly Eat to the Beat concerts!

There’s always something new each year at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival, so even if you’ve been before there’s many reasons to return!

Here’s our Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival:

1 Eat to the Beat Concert Series- Enjoy nightly performances from a star-studded lineup inside the America Gardens Theatre! You’ll find artists from yesterday and today from pop to country to R&B and more! The best part is the Eat to the Beat Concerts are included with valid Epcot® admission! CLICK HERE to see who’ll be performing during your visit! Also be sure to ask your Magic Maker® about Eat to the Beat dining packages – the best way to ensure you’ll get to see your favorite band!

2 Global Marketplaces- Be prepared to eat your way around the World! Global Marketplaces are kiosks scattered around Epcot® Future World and World Showcase offering gourmet small plates at exotic drinks! Each marketplace has its own theme and an accompanying menu. While a listing of this year’s Marketplaces and menus have not been announced yet, we have been given a sneak peek at three new offerings:

  • New Brunswick Slider: Slow-braised Beef Brisket “Pot Roast Style” with Horseradish Cream, Crispy Fried Onions on a Potato Roll with Pickled Vegetables on the side
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Parmesan Cheese, and Pumpkin Seeds
  • Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak, smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro

Each year Epcot® Chefs are sure to include a variety of options – even some that are Vegan or Gluten Free! For our guests that will be using on of the Disney Dining Plans, snack credits can be used on most small plates so be sure to save your dining credits!

3 Seminars and Demonstrations- Every year, the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival hosts many different Culinary Demonstrations, Beverage Seminars, and Cheese Seminars. Each session is lead by an industry pro and discusses culinary tips, tricks, and of course some samples! There is a nominal charge (and Epcot® admission required) for these sessions, but we’ve always found them to be well worth the price. Reservations for all the seminars and demonstrations open on Jun. 14, so be sure to contact your Magic Maker® if you are interested in any of them! Click below for their respective schedules:

4 Sunday Brunch with the Chef- Here’s your chance to dine with your favorite TV Chef! This 2-hour experience includes a breakfast buffet while the celebrity guest gives out tips and tricks and holds a Q&A session. After, you’ll there will be a meet & greet opportunity for everyone in attendance to get their picture taken with the guest of honor! The Sunday Brunch with the Chef experience is $129 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot® admission is required. Reservations for this also open on Jun. 14, so be sure to contact your Magic Maker® if you are interested!

CLICK HERE to view the listing of scheduled Chefs

5 Family Fun- Don’t worry if your kids aren’t adventurous eaters – there’s plenty of other fun for them! You’ll find a fun and innovative playground set up around to help them burn off some energy. New for 2018, a Character Dance Party will take place on Friday and Saturday night and a complimentary Junior Chef Kitchen experience will take place every Sunday. And spend some find searching for Remy all around the Festival by participating in Remy’s Ratatouille Hide ‘n’ Squeak Scavenger Hunt!

It’s not too late to plan your trip to experience the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival! Contact your Magic Maker® today.

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!

NOTE: Due to construction, all runDisney race weekends at the Disneyland® Resort have been placed on hiatus beginning in 2018 – including the associated Coast to Coast Race Challenges.

Below is a listing of the upcoming runDisney events. Planning for registration is just as important as planning for the event itself as some races sell out within hours!

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 1-4, 2018 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration currently open – limited availability

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
Jan. 9 – 13, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens – Jul. 19, 2018

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Feb. 21 – 24, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens – Aug. 7, 2018

Star Wars™ Rival Run Weekend
Apr. 4 – 7, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens – Aug. 28, 2018

Contact your Magic Maker® for additional information!

‘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)

  • Thu., Jun. 28 (10p – 1a)
  • Saturday, Jun. 30 (10p – 1a)
  • Saturday, Jul. 7 (10p – 1a)
  • Monday, Jul. 9 (10p – 1a)
  • Saturday, Jul. 14 (10p – 1a)
  • Saturday, Jul. 21 (10p – 1a)

  • Saturday, Jul. 28 (10p – 1a)
  • Saturday, Aug. 4 (10p – 1a)
  • Saturday, Aug. 11 (10p – 1a)
  • Thu., Aug. 30 (9p – 12a)
  • Thu., Sep. 20 (9p – 12a)

Attractions/Character Greetings:

  • Astro Orbiter
  • 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®

  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic®
  • 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!

Magic Kingdom® park will officially close to Guests who haven’t purchased Disney After Hours tickets. 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 | 2018-05-02T15:20:53+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|2 Comments

2018 ‘Eat to the Beat’ Concert Series Performers Announced

The line up of performers for the Eat to the Beat! concert series at the 2018 Epcot® International Food and Wine Festival has been announced. The Walt Disney World® Resort will welcome at least five new musical acts to the America Gardens Theatre stage this year.

The schedule includes:

  • Aug. 30-31 – Blue October
  • Sep. 1-3 – Tiffany
  • Sep. 4-5 – MercyMe NEW
  • Sep. 6-7 – Glass Tiger NEW
  • Sep. 8-9 – Tauren Wells NEW
  • Sep. 10-11 – Postmodern Jukebox
  • Sep. 12-13 – TBD
  • Sep. 14-16 – Baha Men
  • Sep. 17-19 – TBD
  • Sep. 20-21 – Living Color
  • Sep. 22-23 – Sheila E NEW
  • Sep. 24-26 – Sugar Ray
  • Sep. 27-28 – David Cook
  • Sep. 29-30 – Jeffrey Osbourne
  • Oct. 1-2 – Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts
  • Oct. 3-4 – Everclear
  • Oct. 5-7 – Mark Wills
  • Oct. 8-10 – Air Supply
  • Oct. 11-12 – TBD
  • Oct. 13-14 – TBD
  • Oct. 15-16 – 98 Degrees NEW
  • Oct. 17-18 – 38 Special
  • Oct. 19-21 – Devon Allman Project
  • Oct. 22-23 – TBD
  • Oct. 24-25 – Billy Ocean
  • Oct. 26-28 – Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
  • Oct. 29-31 – Hanson
  • Nov. 1-2 – TBD
  • Nov. 3-4 – Taylor Dayne
  • Nov. 5-7 – Boyz II Men
  • Nov. 8-9 – The Hooters
  • Nov. 10-12 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

The 2018 Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival runs Aug. 30 to Nov. 12, 2018. The Eat to the Beat! concert series is included with standard Epcot® admission.

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.

Disney Free Dining 2018 Available for Select Fall Dates

Get Disney FREE Dining 2018 with the purchase of select Magic Your Way® Vacations

Gather ’round the table for the tastiest vacation offer available at the Walt Disney World® Resort! Disney FREE Dining 2018 is back! Availability on this offer is limited, so don’t delay!

Now through Jul. 7, 2018, purchase a non-discounted Magic Your Way® package including a minimum 4-night stay with Park Hopper® or Park Hopper® Plus Option at participating Disney Value or Moderate Resorts and get the Quick-Service Dining Plan for FREE. Or, buy a non-discounted Magic Your Way® package including a minimum 4-night stay with Park Hopper® or Park Hopper® Plus Option at participating Disney Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resorts and get the Disney Dining Plan for FREE. Upgrades to a different dining plan are available at an additional cost.

Disney FREE Dining Booking Window:
Now-Jul. 7, 2018

Disney FREE Dining Travel Window:
Valid for arrivals most nights Aug. 20- Sep. 29, Nov. 24 – 27, and Dec. 7 – 23, 2018
 
 

Some of the best family memories are made during a family dinner! Contact your Magic Maker® today for your taste of these scrumptious savings!

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*Disney FREE Dining Packages booked at a participating Disney Value or Moderate Resort will receive the Quick-Service Dining Plan for free. Participating Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts will receive the Disney Dining Plan for free. Upgrades to dining plans are available at an additional cost. Ask your Magic Maker® which Dining Plan may be best for your family.

To qualify for the Disney FREE Dining 2018 promotion, a minimum stay of 4-nights and 4-day Magic Your Way® Base Ticket with Park Hopper® or Park Hopper® Plus option is required. Number of packages based on this special is limited. Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas and Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. Offer excludes gratuities. Children 3-9 must order from the children’s menu when available. Magic Your Way® Ticket with Park Hopper® option are for all four major Theme Parks and must be used with 14 days of first use. First use must be on or before December 31, 2019

Because Advance Dining Reservations (ADR) open 180 days in advance, some table service restaurants may have limited or no availability at the time of booking. No group rates or other discounts apply. Offers cannot be combined and are nontransferable. Advance reservations required. Disney FREE Dining 2018 offer is subject to change without notice.

Summer 2018 Savings at Walt Disney World® Resort

Take Your Summer Vacation To Infinity and Beyond at the Walt Disney World® Resort

New family memories are waiting to be made at “The Most Magical Place on Earth” in 2018! You’ll enjoy a magical mix of new and unforgettable experiences – from “playing big” in the brand new Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® (opening Jun. 30, 2018) to expeditions that celebrate the magic of nature at Pandora – The World of Avatar inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, your upcoming trip is a dream come true for kids ‘n’ grown-ups alike!

 

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


The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

Kids Dine Free Offer at Walt Disney World® Resort

It’s Going to Be an Incredible Summer at the Walt Disney World® Resort!

This Summer, the Walt Disney World® Resort is brimming with new attractions, entertainment, and experiences you won’t want to miss! At Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, you’ll play big in Andy’s backyard when Toy Story Land opens (opening Jun. 30, 2018). In Magic Kingdom® Park, the Incredible Tomorrowland Expo celebrate the Supers with special appearances by Edna Mode (running May 25 to Sep. 3, 2018). Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park celebrates its 20th anniversary with a new prehistoric party in DinoLand USA called Donald’s Dino-Bash (begins May 25, 2018) and an all-new bird show featuring characters from Disney•Pixar’s UP called UP! A Great Bird Adventure (debuts April 22, 2018). And last but not least, Epcot® will host Star-Lord, Gamora and an alien band during a new concert series called Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live (from Jun. 9 to Sep. 3, 2018).

Don’t Let This Special Offer Get Away!

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. Tickets are valid for one theme park per day (unless Park Hopper Option is purchased) and must be used within 14 days of first use or by December 31, 2019, whichever comes first. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Kid(s) must stay in room with adult. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Disney dining plans exclude gratuities. Children ages 3 to 9 must order from the children’s menu, if available. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase. Theme park admission is required for some dining locations. Offer excludes the following room types: suites, 2-bedroom villas, 3-bedroom villas, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Cabins at Disney’s Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and Treehouse villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.

2018 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tickets Available

Many of us are just beginning to enjoy warmer weather, but Magic Kingdom® Park is already busy planning for this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties. While specific details of the specially-ticketed party has not been released, we do know that “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade,” “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular,” and “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks will all return this year.

2018 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Event Dates:

  • Aug. – 17, 24, 28, 31
  • Sep. – 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • Oct. – 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

Pricing varies by date, but start at $75 in advance or $85 at the gate, if available, plus tax.

Contact your Magic Maker® today to secure your tickets as some dates will sell out!

Note: Disney Parks have revised their costuming guidelines for special events in their theme parks. While costumed attire may be worn, guests ages 14 and older are strongly discouraged from wearing layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body as they may be subject to additional security screening. Additionally, costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.

2018 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets Available

Magic Kingdom® Park has announced dates for this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! While full details of the specially-ticketed party have not been released, we do know that “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade,” “Holiday Wishes,” “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” and “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” are scheduled to return!

2018 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Event Dates

  • Nov. –  8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30
  • Dec. –  2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21

Pricing varies by date, but start at $95 in advance or $105 at the gate, if available, plus tax.

Contact your Magic Maker® today to secure your tickets as some dates will sell out!

All entertainment subject to change