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Magical Enhancements Coming to Disney Dream

Disney Cruise Line has announced that some magical transformations are coming this fall on the Disney Dream! Included in these changes are two new interactive youth areas, the debut of the ever-popular Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a whimsical sweet shop, and a new adult-only area.

Here’s what’s in store:

  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club – Kids ages 3 to 12 will receive two new areas inside Disney’s Oceaneer Club. The first, a Star Wars™ themed area, is guaranteed to provide an out-of-this-galaxy experience! Inside the Millennium Falcon, younglings can join the Rebel Alliance as well as participate in Star Wars™-themed crafts, games, and activities. Also, Padawans will get their chance to brush up on their lightsaber moves with a new shipboard version of the Jedi Training Academy before facing off against Darth Vader. The second new area will be a high-tech Disney Infinity space allowing kids to play together with exciting virtual experiences. But the fun doesn’t stop onboard – kids who visit this room will be able to unlock exclusive Disney Cruise Line content on their Disney Infinity system once they get home.
  • Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats – Up on Deck 11, a new specialty sweets shop will open themed after the whimsical candy land of Sugar Rush in “Wreck-It Ralph.” Inside, guests will be able to purchase handmade gelato and ice cream served in freshly based waffle cones, an assortment of candy, and a great selection of novelty treats.
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – Deck 5 of the Disney Dream will soon host one of Disney Destinations most popular locations, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Princesses and Knights ages 3 to 12 can make appointments to receive a royal makeover with the help of some special fairy godmothers-in-training. And on the night of the Pirate Party, the boutique becomes The Pirates League where special pirate makeovers are available for all ages.
  • Satellite Falls – Up on Deck 13, the adults-only section of the ship will expand to include Satellite Falls, a circular splash pool with benches and a gently falling rain curtain.

All of these enhancements will debut on the Oct. 26th sailing of the Disney Dream!

Disney Cruise Line has released itineraries through Summer of 2016, so start planning your dream vacation today!

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“Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package” Now Available for Booking

Last month, Walt Disney World® Resort announced the return of Frozen Summer Fun – Live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.” Starting today, bookings for the premium package are available giving you VIP access to three of its most anticipated activities!

The Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package will provide guests with:

  • Refreshments and reserved viewing of Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome procession
  • Reserved seating at one of the For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration showings
  • Dessert Party and viewing of Frozen Fireworks Spectacular from within a reserved area

Pricing for the Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package is $69 for adults / $39 for children which includes tax and gratuity. Packages are available daily Jun. 17 – Sep. 7 (except Jul. 4 & 15). To reserve your package, contact your Magic Maker® today! Click here for additional information on all the events of Frozen Summer Fun – Live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.”
Discounts do not apply. Park admission is required. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. The Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package provides a reserved viewing area but no seating is available for Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome procession or the Frozen Fireworks Dessert Party .

Adventures by Disney® Announces River Cruising Itineraries

Today, Adventures by Disney® announced that their first-ever river cruise itineraries will launch in Summer 2016! Sailing with AmaWaterways aboard an all-new, 170-passenger river cruise ship built with families in mind, these new itineraries by Adventures by Disney® will take families into the heart of Europe in a way that is active, immersive, and easy.

Plans call for five sailings along the Danube River in in 2016 – four in the Summer as well as one holiday themed sailing in December. These sailings will give the opportunity to experience both iconic locations and hidden gems off the beaten path in eight destinations across four countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. The culture, art, and unique stories of each European town visited provide opportunities for exploration that are seemingly endless.

Because river cruises offer extended port times often lasting from dawn to late night, travelers will have more time to spend exploring the day’s destination with the eight Adventures by Disney® Adventure Guides and local experts. But the fun doesn’t end when leaving port! Onboard, adults can enjoy wine tasting, music, dancing and an onboard fitness center, along with some of the finest cuisine and service available. Junior Adventurers and teens will enjoy special activities like activity nights, movies, karaoke, video games and more.

Danube River Cruise

EUROPE | Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary | 8 Days / 7 Nights
2016: Jul. 7-14, Jul. 14-21, Jul. 21-28, Jul. 28–Aug. 4, Dec. 22-29

Highlights include:

  • Tour of Mirabell Gardens and adventures through a salt mine (Austria)
  • Nighttime Illuminations Cruise (Budapest)
  • Horse show at Lazar Equestrian Park (Hungary)
  • Medieval activities at Devin Castle in Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • Private marionette performance and strudel making demo at Schonbrunn Palace (Austria)
  • Falconry show at Hohenwerfen castle (Austria)
  • Walk along the tree tops at a unique outdoor adventure center in Kopfing (Germany)
  • Oktoberfest event at a local brewery (Germany)
  • Themed meals and culinary activities, such as interactive goulash and strudel making
  • Biking in every port

The special holiday sailing will also include:

  • Visits to the renowned Christmas markets in Budapest and Vienna
  • Vienna Boys Choir Christmas performance in the Hofburg Palace Chapel
  • Special holiday menu lunch.

Take a peek into what these new river boat itineraries are all about:

Ready to set sail? Contact your Magic Maker® for more information!

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, Apr. 20 – Sunday, Apr. 26, 2015

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
No Florida Resident Rates available. Please check back next week!

 

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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.

Disney’s Polynesian Resort Returns to its Roots

One of the Walt Disney World® Resort’s most popular Deluxe hotels, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, is currently undergoing a complete refurbishment. As part of the reimagining, the resort has regain its original 1971 opening day name: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

In addition to renovation of guests rooms, the feature pool, and the Great Ceremonial House, the resort added Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto – a themed tiki lounge similar to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland® Hotel in California – and new bungalow and deluxe studio accommodations.

Now in soft opening, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, founded by the “head” salesman of Adventureland®, serves a nice selection of small plates and specialty drinks available in collectible Tiki mugs. While some of the drinks have been brought over from Trader Sam’s original location at the Disneyland® Hotel, there are a couple new drinks for you to explore! Speciality drink offerings include:

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto Exclusives:

  • Polynesian Pearl – RumChata Cream Liqueur, Grand Marnier, and Cinnamon with Tropical Juices served in a souvenir pearl.
  • Nautilus – Barbancourt Pango Rhum, Appleton Estate Reserve Rum, Combier Crème de Pêche de Ligne Liqueur, Tropical Juices and Falernum served in a souvenir Nautilus mug.
  • Castaway Crush – Leblon Cachaça, Cream of Coconut, Pineapple, Cinnamon, and fresh Lime Juice.
  • Tahitian Torch – ByeJoe Dragon Fire Spirit, Tropical Juices, Passion Fruit, and Fresh Lime.
  • Dark & Tropical Stormy – Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, fresh Lime Juice, Ginger Beer, and Falernum.

Imported from Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar:

  • Krakatoa Punch – Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Pyrat XO Reserve Rum, Orgeat (Almond), Sam’s Gorilla Grog, and Hibiscus Grenadine served in a souvenir Tiki mug.
  • Uh-Oa! – Myer’s Original Dark Rum, Bacardi Superior Rum, Orange, Passion Fruit, Guava, Pineapple, and Grapefruit Juices, Falernum, Cinnamon, and fresh Lime Juice served in souvenir Tiki Bowl. (serves 2+)
  • HippopotoMai-Tai– Coruba Dark Rum, Bacardi Superior Rum, Bols Orange Curaçao, Orgeat (Almond), Organic Agave Nectar, and fresh Lime juice served in a souvenir Tiki glass.
  • Shrunken Zombie Head – Gosling’s 151 Black Seal Rum, Appleton Estate Reserve Rum, Bacardi 8 yr Rum, Tropical Juices, Falernum, and Cinnamon served in souvenir Shrunken head.

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto also has a selection of other specialty drinks, beer, wine, and no-booze brews for purchase. The location is able to accommodate 50 guests inside and up to 82 on their patio. Current operating hours are 4pm – midnight and is 21+ after 8pm. Because of the popularity of the location, a pager system is currently being used to admit guests into the inside lounge area as capacity allows. The Soft Opening is expected to last through the end of April when it will officially open.

 

2015 ‘Night of Joy’ at Magic Kingdom® Park

This September, the sounds of Christian rock, pop, and gospel will fill Magic Kingdom® Park as the 33rd annual Night of Joy takes place at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Happening after regular park hours on Fri. Sep. 11 and Sat. Sep. 12, the event will feature a mix of new and returning performers. The line-up includes:

Friday, September 11, 2015:

  • TobyMac
  • MercyMe
  • Jeremy Camp
  • Colton Dixon
  • Big Daddy Weave
  • Francesca Battistelli
  • Rend Collective
  • I Am They
  • Veridia

Saturday, September 12, 2015:

  • Skillet
  • Lecrae
  • For King & Country
  • Mandisa
  • Matt Maher
  • Jamie Grace
  • Capital Kings
  • Seventh Time Down

Artist lineup subject to change without notice.

Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required to attend. Tickets cost $65 +tax per night or $115 +tax for both nights with one (1) admission per ticket to Disney’s Blizzard Beach, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park as a bonus.

For additional information please contact your Magic Maker®.

2015 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tickets Available

It’s still early in the year, 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 have some dates to share with you.

2015 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Event Dates

  • Sep. 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27
  • Oct. 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
  • Nov. 1

Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party just went on sale! Ticket prices start at $68 + tax for adults and $63 + tax children ages 3-9. Tickets are limited and sell out for select party dates, so you’ll want to contact your Magic Maker® today!

Tickets are also on sale for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

2015 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets Available

Tickets are now available for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! While specific details of the specially-ticketed party has not been released, here are the dates.

2015 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Event Dates

  • Nov. 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29
  • Dec. 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18

Ticket prices start at $74 + tax for adults and $69 + tax children ages 3-9. Tickets are limited and sell out for select party dates, so you’ll want to contact your Magic Maker® today!

Tickets are also on sale for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

‘Feel the Force Premium Package’ Returning to Star Wars™ Weekends

Walt Disney World® Resort has announced the return of their premium experience at this year’s Star Wars™ Weekends.

The Feel the Force Premium Package allows you to experience the popular Legends of the Force: Star Wars™ Celebrity Motorcade and the Symphony in the Stars fireworks from a reserved viewing area while enjoying some light refreshments. Also included is reserved seating to one of the Celebrity Talk Shows. This special-ticketed event will definitely rocket your Star Wars™ Weekends experience into hyperspace!

New this year is the Feel the Force Deluxe Premium Package. In addition to the perks in the original package, the deluxe one offers the opportunity follow the motorcade down Hollywood Boulevard, reserved seating at all of the Celebrity Talk Shows at Theater of the Stars for the day, priority access to Darth’s Mall, and a commemorative lanyard.

Here are the details of the premium events:

“Feel the Force Premium Package”

When: Friday – Sunday May 15 – Jun. 14, 2015
Pricing: $69 for adults; $39 for children (tax & gratuity included)
Dining Plan: No Disney Dining Plans or other discounts are accepted
Additional Details:

  • Legends of the Force: Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade will appear at 11:00a. The VIP viewing experience will be available from 10:30a to 11:30a. Snacks and beverages (soda, water, tea, and coffee) will be served.
  • Symphony in the Stars fireworks starts at 9:45p (Weekend I) and 9:30p (remaining Weekends). The dessert party and VIP viewing area will start at 8:45p. A specialty beverage with an alcoholic options will be available for guests 21+. Seating is not available at either event but wheelchairs and EVCs can be accommodated.
  • Celebrity Talk Show – Reserved seating for one of the Celebrity Talk Shows at Theater of the Stars will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis at check in.
    Entertainment subject to change or cancellation due to weather

“Feel the Force Deluxe Premium Package”

When: Friday – Sunday May 15 – Jun. 14, 2015
Pricing: $99 for adults; $64 for children (tax & gratuity included)
Dining Plan: No Disney Dining Plans or other discounts are accepted
Additional Details:

In addition to the components included in the “Feel the Force Premium Package” (listed above), the Deluxe package includes:

  • Legends of the Force: Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade will appear at 11:00a. The VIP viewing experience will be available from 10:30a to 11:30a. Snacks and beverages (soda, water, tea, and coffee) will be served. Participants will have the option to follow the motorcade down Hollywood Boulevard.
  • Celebrity Talk Show – Reserved seating for all of the Celebrity Talk Shows at Theater of the Stars will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis at check in.
  • Darth’s Mall priority access throughout the day of the package
  • Commemorative lanyard
    Entertainment subject to change or cancellation due to weather

Availability for these special events are limited, so contact your Magic Maker® today!

Celebrity Lineup for Star Wars™ Weekends 2015 Announced

Once again for 2015, acclaimed voice actor James Arnold Taylor will be the official celebrity host of this year’s Star Wars™ Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Now, we also have a listing of additional celebrities making appearances each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 15-June 14, 2015.

Here’s the scheduled celebrity lineup for Star Wars™ Weekends 2015 (subject to change):

Weekend I: May 15-17

  • Ian McDiarmid – Senator/Emperor Palpatine (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Attack of the Clones; Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
  • Amy Allen – Aayla Secura (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
  • Tiya Sircar – Sabine Wren (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend II: May 22-24

  • Warwick Davis – Wald, Wicket W. Warrick (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
  • Silas Carson – Ki-Adi-Mundi, Nute Gunray (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Attack of the Clones; Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
  • Vanessa Marshall – Hera Syndulla (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend III: May 29-31

  • Warwick Davis – Wald, Wicket W. Warrick (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
  • Daniel Logan – Boba Fett (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones)
  • Steve Blum-  Zeb Orrelios (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend IV: June 5-7

  • Ray Park – Darth Maul (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace)
  • Jeremy Bulloch – Boba Fett (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
  • Ashley Eckstein – Ahsoka Tano (Star Wars: The Clone Wars; Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend V: June 12-14

  • Frank Oz – Yoda (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Attack of the Clones; Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi; Star Wars Rebels)
  • Ray Park – Darth Maul (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace)
  • Peter Mayhew – Chewbacca (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith; Star Wars: A New Hope; Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
  • Taylor Gray – Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels)

Star Wars™ Weekends is included with regular theme park admission. Contact your Magic Maker® today to start planning your Star Wars™ Weekends trip to a galaxy far, far away!