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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, Dec. 10 – Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
Port Canaveral, FL 4-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 01/14/2019 7A
7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 01/26/2019 5C
7-Night W. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 02/02/2019 5C
4-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 02/04/2019 7A
7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 02/09/2019 5C
4-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 02/11/2019 7A
7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 02/23/2019 5C
7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 03/09/2019 5C
7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 04/06/2019 5C
7-Night W. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 04/13/2019 5C
7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 04/20/2019 5C
San Juan, PR 7-Night S. Caribbean Disney Wonder 01/20/2019 Select
7-Night S. Caribbean Disney Wonder 01/27/2019 Select
Miami, FL 5-Night W. Caribbean Disney Magic 02/03/2019 11B
4-Night Bahamian Disney Magic 02/12/2019 Select
5-Night Bahamian Disney Magic 02/22/2019 11B

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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.

Thanksgiving Morning: Who Doesn’t Love A Parade?

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from Off to Neverland Travel®!

For more than 90 years, Thanksgiving morning in the U.S. has been synonymous with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. Several generations have made it a tradition to tune in and see the floats, performances, and of course the giant balloons!

The Walt Disney Company’s roots in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® begin back in 1934 when Walt Disney helped design the first Mickey Mouse balloon. Measuring at 40 feet tall, the hand-painted Mickey Mouse balloon debuted in what was then called the Macy’s Santa Claus Parade. 25 handlers dressed in Mickey and Minnie costumes escorted the Mickey balloon down the parade route. Also in that parade were four smaller balloons that Walt Disney created with the help of Tony Sarg – Pluto, a 34-foot-tall Big Bad Wolf, a 31-foot-tall Little Pig, and a 12 ½-foot-tall Horace Horsecollar.

Since then, many of our favorite Disney characters have appeared in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. This years parade, which starts Thanksgiving morning at 9am Eastern, will be no exception.

Here’s a few fun facts for the Disney Frozen’s Olaf balloon you may catch a glimpse of:

  • Stands 60 feet tall  and 32 feet wide
  • Requires 90 handlers to navigate the parade route
  • If the Olaf balloon were made of actual snow, it would be enough to cover the surface of the Matterhorn Bobsleds Mountain at Disneyland® Resort.
By | 2018-11-21T20:48:37+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Categories: Disney News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Disney Destinations News from D23 Destination D

Some exciting details on new experiences coming in the future to Disney Parks were just announced at D23’s Destination D at the Walt Disney World® Resort! Here’s an overview of what was announced!

Walt Disney World® Resort

  • “Wonderful World of Animation” – new nighttime state-of-the-art projection show debuting at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® in May 2019 as part of the park’s 30th anniversary celebration features 90 years of Disney Animation.
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway – Work is still in progress on Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. This will be the first-ever ride-through attraction themed to Mickey Mouse!
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration – From Jan. 18 to Sep. 30, 2019, Magic Kingdom® Park hosts a surprise celebration for Mickey & Minnie featuring new food, merchandise and entertainment, including a new dance party with Mickey, Minnie and their friends.
  • New Nighttime Spectacular at Epcot® –  Opening in 2020, this new nighttime spectacular will celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world. The still-unnamed show will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers.
  • “Epcot Forever” – In fall 2019 between the end of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth and the debut of the new Epcot® nighttime show, a limited-time show called “Epcot Forever” will play in World Showcase Lagoon featuring classic Epcot® tunes. The show will begin with a spark of imagination that swells into an epic spectacle of fireworks, music, lighting, lasers, and special effects kites.
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure – Scheduled to open in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World® Resort in 2021, the “Ratatouille” experience coming to the France pavilion officially has a name – Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
  • France Pavilion – Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure isn’t the only new things coming to the France pavilion. A brand new “Beauty and the Beast” sing-along created by Don Hahn, producer of the animated and live-action “Beauty and the Beast” films, will soon debut in the pavilion.
  • O Canada Update – In the Canada pavilion, an update of the existing O Canada! 360-degree show is in the works.
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – We now know the names of the two major attractions that will be part of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on opening day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run puts guests behind the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy in one of three unique flight crew roles. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance  will put guests in the middle of an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order.
  • Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge – A new deluxe-level resort is planned to open in 2022. Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge is a nature-inspired resort located along the picturesque shoreline of Bay Lake between Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and will feature more than 900 hotel rooms and villas.

Disneyland® Resort

  • “Get Your Ears On — A Mickey and Minnie Celebration” – This limited-time celebration will feature new entertainment, food and merchandise throughout the resort. Starting Jan. 18, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” will light up the night at Disneyland® park with all-new music, projections and lasers that set the scene for an epic dance party that takes over almost the entire park. Also, the fan-favorite Mickey’s Soundsational Parade returns to Disneyland® Park in Jan. 2019 with a new float for Mickey!
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – We now know the names of the two major attractions that will be part of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on opening day at Disneyland®Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run puts guests behind the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy in one of three unique flight crew roles. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will put guests in the middle of an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order.

Disney Cruise Line

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Party at SeaDisney Cruise Line is celebrating everyone’s favorite mouse with Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Party at Sea. Guests aboard select Disney Fantasy sailings in Summer 2019 will enjoy an all-new high-energy deck party.

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We’ll bring you more details as they become available!

Early 2019 Savings at the Disneyland® Resort

Get ready to celebrate a brand new year by staying right in the middle of the can’t-miss fun of the Disneyland® Resort! Celebrate your favorite Disney•Pixar stories and characters at Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure® Park. And in Walt’s original park, Disneyland® Park, find your inner child as you enjoy a mix of nostalgic attractions, world-class entertainment, and visits from beloved Disney friends.

Explore one of these two offers:

Contact your Magic Maker® today! Availability is limited!

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Enjoy an ‘Ultimate Disney Christmas’

The holidays are right around the corner, and the Walt Disney Travel Company is making it possible for your family to have the “Ultimate Disney Christmas” package!

Why buy presents that will get played with a few times and then sit collecting dust when you can purchase an experience that will create memories that last a lifetime? With several special and exclusive inclusions, this package will do just that!

Here are the details:

Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package

Special Package Inclusions:

  • Exclusive nighttime access to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® (12/17)
  • Tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park (12/18)
  • Special nighttime access to select attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park – including Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, Expedition Everest®, and DINOSAUR – plus, an exclusive showing of Rivers of Light (12/19)
  • Early morning access to World of Disney Store & Disney Springs™ Christmas Tree Trail (12/20)
  • Exclusive Holiday-themed Buffet Dinner at Epcot® (12/21)

Walt Disney Travel Company Package Details:

  • 5-night stay at a Disney Moderate, Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort
  • 4-day Magic Your Way® tickets with Park Hopper® option

Travel Dates: Dec. 17 – Dec. 22, 2018
Booking Dates: Oct. 22 – Dec. 2, 2018

Availability for this special package is extremely limited, so contact your Magic Maker® right away!

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. The number of packages available for this purchase is limited. Valid Theme Park admission is required to attend Theme Park events included in this package. Theme park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be by Dec. 31, 2019. Special event ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only valid on Dec. 18, 2018. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer excludes 3-bedroom Villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

By | 2018-10-12T12:49:52+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Categories: Disney News|0 Comments

Atlanta Braves 2019 Spring Training

Take me out to the ball game!

In 2019, the Atlanta Braves will start their final Spring Training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort. Taking place inside Champion Stadium, this year’s lineup includes several marquee Major League Baseball teams including including the 2017 World Champion Houston Astros, New York Yankees and Washington Nationals!

Each Braves spring training game has unique Disney touches from in-game entertainment to Disney character appearances. After every game, kids are invited onto the field for the running the bases!

Here’s a rundown of the 2019 schedule:

    • Mon., Feb. 25 – vs. Washington Nationals @ 1:05p
    • Tue., Feb. 26 – vs. New York Mets @ 1:05p
    • Thu., Feb. 28 – vs. Detroit Tigers @ 1:05p
    • Fri., Mar. 1 – vs. Toronto Blue Jays @ 1:05p
    • Sun., Mar. 3 – vs. Miami Marlins @ 1:05p
    • Mon. Mar. 4 – vs. Houston Astros @ 1:05p
    • Wed., Mar. 6 – vs. Detroit Tigers @ 1:05p
    • Fri., Mar. 8 – vs. Philadelphia Phillies @ 6:05p
    • Mon., Mar. 11 – vs. Pittsburgh Pirates @ 1:05p
    • Tue., Mar. 12 – vs. St. Louis Cardinals @ 1:05p
    • Fri., Mar. 15 – vs. Miami Marlins @ 1:05p
    • Sun., Mar. 17 – vs. Houston Astros @ 1:05p
    • Mon., Mar. 18 – vs. New York Yankees @ 6:05p
    • Tue., Mar. 19 – vs. Washington Nationals @ 1:05p
    • Fri., Mar. 22 – vs. Detroit Tigers @ 6:05p
    • Sat., Mar. 23 – vs. New York Mets @ 1:05p

Schedule subject to change

Ticket go on sale Nov. 19, 2018 and start at just $15 per person, so enjoy a day at the ballpark! Contact your Magic Maker® for more details.

‘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® Toy Story Land 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 the event:

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

 

Magic Kingdom® Park (through Nov. 27, 2018): 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.
Magic Kingdom® Park (Dec. 2, 2018 and after): Official Check-in will take place near the far left Touchpoints of the Main Entrance to Magic Kingdom park beginning at 7:30 AM. Starting at 7:45 AM, event Guests will be admitted into the park and guided into Fantasyland. Guests arriving after 7:45 AM should check in inside the park on the Teacups bridge. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Princess Fairytale Hall, “it’s a small world”, Under the Sea ~ Adventures of the Little Mermaid and Mad Tea Party are the only attractions that will be operational during this special event. From 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, breakfast will be available at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café. Guests who have purchased both regular theme park admission and special event entry will receive an event wristband for identification upon check-in.
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 Disney Early Morning Magic admission. 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.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios®: Separate Disney’s Hollywood Studios admission is required. Check-in will take place at the Main Entrance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests who have purchased both regular Disney’s Hollywood Studios admission and Disney Early Morning Magic event entry will receive a wristband for identification upon check-in. During this special event, the only attractions available will be Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania! along with opportunities to meet Buzz, Woody and Jessie. Guests must be 38” or taller to experience Slinky Dog Dash and 32” or taller to experience Alien Swirling Saucers. Guests with a 7:30 AM reservation will begin in Toy Story Land and breakfast will be available from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Other reservation times may be available based on capacity. 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. If using Walt Disney World Transportation, please confirm transportation schedules as reservation times may be outside of transportation operating hours. Please allow up to 1.5 hours to get to your destination when traveling within Walt Disney World property. 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.

 

By | 2018-10-08T16:50:46+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|Tags: |1 Comment

Early 2019 Walt Disney World Room Discounts

Give the Gift of Magic at the Walt Disney World® Resort

Simplify your shopping list with a holiday present that will make new family memories at “The Most Magical Place on Earth!” From discovering what’s new at the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival to exploring Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Pandora – The World of Avatar 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 perfect holiday gift that will create memories that last a lifetime!

For a limited time, save up to 25% at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Jan. 1 – Apr. 27, 2019.

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:

  • Book a room at select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels and save up to 25% on stays most nights Jan. 1 – Apr. 27, 2019 when you book by Jan. 2, 2019

Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability!

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The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Length of stay requirements may apply. Additional per adult charges may apply if there are 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. Valid admission is required and not included in this offer to enjoy the theme parks.

Disney® Visa® Cardmember Offer: 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 there are more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts. Advance reservations required. Must use a valid Disney® Visa® Card or Disney Rewards Redemption Card to pay the deposit. Disney® Visa® Cardmember must stay in room. 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. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Valid admission is required and not included in this offer to enjoy the theme parks.

Play, Stay, Dine, and Save at Walt Disney World® Resort

For a limited time, you can save on your upcoming adventure at the Walt Disney World® Resort. You’ll feel like royalty when you experience the world-class amenities of your Disney Resort hotel, enjoy Extra Magic Hours at the Parks, and receive complimentary transportation between Orlando International Airport and your hotel and throughout the entire Walt Disney World® Resort. Plus, you’ll receive advance opportunity to make FastPass+ reservations for your favorite attractions a month before regular day guests!

Save when you purchase a Walt Disney Travel Co. Vacation package that includes room, multi-day tickets, and dining for stays most nights Jan. 1-Mar. 9, 2019.

Booking Window:
Book now – Jan. 2, 2019

Contact your Magic Maker® today to start exploring the “The Most Magical Place on Earth” with this promotion.

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Click here for details on Walt Disney World® Resort’s Early 2019 Room Discount!

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same package. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Base tickets are valid at one park per day and all tickets and options must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must occur on or before December 31, 2019. Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Excludes gratuities. Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.

New and Limited-Time Magic Coming in Early 2019 at Walt Disney World® Resort

In Early 2019, Walt Disney World® Resort  will offer you more to see, do, taste, and experience than ever before! With new and limited-time shows, parties, character experiences and more being added across all four parks, now, more than ever, is the time to plan a trip to “The Most Magical Place on Earth!”

So what’s in store for Early 2019? Here’s just a sampling:

Magic Kingdom® Park

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration – celebrating 90 years of the true originals, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse! Highlights include:
    • A reimagined “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party” (Jan. 18 – ongoing)
    • New songs for entertainers on Main Street, U.S.A.® (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
    • Limited-time magical moments across the park (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
    • Specialty merchandise and food & beverage offerings

Epcot®

  • Two of our client’s favorite festivals at Epcot® are returning for Spring of 2019!
    • The Epcot® International Festival of the Arts will expanded their “Disney on Broadway Concert Series” to seven days a week! (Jan. 18 – Feb. 25)
    • The Garden Rocks Concert Series at Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival will also be expanded to seven days a week! (March 6 – June 3)
  • In the second half of 2019, we’ll bid a fond farewell to IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth as the park prepares for an all-new nighttime spectacular. (No Dates Announced)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

  • Party with Pixar Pals and More as Disney’s Hollywood Studios Marks 30 Years
    • Celebrate the Incredibles at Pixar Place – Pixar Place will be transformed into a Metroville city block where you can meet super suit designer Edna Mode, search for Jack-Jack, and celebrate the heroic deeds of Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone during a special party! (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
    • You’ll have a chance to Meet Mike and Sulley from Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. at Walt Disney Presents (Jan. 18 – ongoing)
    • Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will open as a new show experience giving the generation of rookie racers an opportunity to learn from Lightning’s years of experience on the track. (spring 2019 – ongoing)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

  • Celebrate 25 Years of ‘The Lion King’
    • “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party” – Party with Timon and Rafiki with music, dancing and games inspired by “The Lion King.” (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
    • “The Lion King” three-dimensional photo opportunities re-creating iconic moments from the movie. (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)

And if you’ve not visited recently, you’ll enjoy two lands that have debuted over the past two years – Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom®.

Contact your Magic Maker® today to start planning!

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By | 2018-09-20T16:47:44+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|0 Comments