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From Our Family to Yours

We’ve Celebrated.

This year Off to Neverland Travel® celebrated our seventh birthday! Right in line with the wild imagination and belief in magic that nearly every seven year old possesses, we continue to make your extraordinary travel dreams come true!

We’ve Added to the Family.

We all know those families that all they seem to do is fight. Every Christmas they argue, fuss and bicker around the table during Christmas dinner. That’s not our family. Our family is pretty awesome. We’re not throwing dinner rolls at each other; we are just unified in our pursuit to make magic for you! This year, as with years past, we’ve continued to grow as more and more Magic Makers® have been welcomed into the family.

We’ve Created Lots of Goodies.

It seems like just yesterday Palm Pilots and Blackberry phones were all the rage. Things sure do move fast, and that’s why we do too! This year we were excited to launch a brand new website with all the bells and whistles…as well as some really cool tech tools that help our Magic Makers® sprinkle a little extra pixie dust on your trip!

We’ve Gone Platinum.

Silver and gold, silver and gold, everyone wishes for silver and gold….except us. We worked for platinum and got it! This year our awesome Magic Makers® and staff lifted Off to Neverland Travel® to the absolute highest recognition that can be achieved within Disney’s Earmarked program by earning our designation as a Platinum Agency.

We Met You.

It has been a fantastic year, with some amazing magic being unwrapped. Yet as we look across our take of the year, by far the most magical gift we’ve received is you. We are thankful you placed your trust in us to create magical experiences for your family, creating a lifetime of memories together.

Merry Christmas from your friends at Off to Neverland Travel®. We look forward to an even brighter 2015 with you!

Sounds of the Holiday at Walt Disney World® Resort

It doesn’t seem possible that the holidays are upon us, does it?

It’s no surprise that the Walt Disney World® Resort goes all out when it comes to the holidays! With over 1,300 decorated trees, 15 miles of garland and 1,314 wreaths, the entire Vacation Kingdom is transformed into a winter wonderland! But it doesn’t stop with the decorations!

Each of the four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks in addition to some of the Resort hotels provide seasonal entertainment to spread holiday cheer!

We know that all of our clients haven’t been able to visit the Walt Disney World® Resort at the holidays, so we thought it would be fun to bring some of our favorite holiday performances to you – including Mariachi Cobre, Rusty Cutlass Pirate Band, Joyful, The Voices of Liberty and more!

So sit back, relax, and enjoy!

  • Sounds of the Holiday

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Disney Cruise Line Announces Military Rates

Disney Cruise Line has announced special Military Rates for select sailings. These sailings will give you an opportunity to experience  the best shows, family activities, dining, and ports in the cruise industry.

These Military rates are available to all retired and active U.S. Military personnel (U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, U.S Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Department of Defense personnel). Active and retired members of the U.S. military must provide valid identification at time of check-in. U.S. Military service member is required to sail to take advantage of this offer. Activated members of the U.S. National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve must also show active duty orders (active duty papers must be dated as of January 1st of the previous year to qualify).

Booking Window:

Monday, Dec. 22 – Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
Port Canaveral, FL 7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 01/18/2015 11B
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 01/25/2015 11B
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 02/01/2015 Select
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 02/08/2015 11B

 

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Offer applies to new bookings only. Not combinable with other discounts or offers. Military personnel will be required to present valid military identification at time of check-in. Offer limited to a maximum of 1 stateroom per sailing. Exceptions will be made for Military personnel with immediate family members exceeding stateroom capacity. Other stateroom types are available at varying rates. Excludes taxes, fees, and port expenses (all amounts are per person and subject to change). See Disney Cruise Line brochure for applicable 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, Dec. 22 – Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
 Port Canaveral, FL 7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 01/18/2015 11B
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 02/08/2015 11B
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 02/22/2015 11B
7-Night E Caribbean Disney Fantasy 02/28/2015 5A
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 03/01/2015 11B
7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 03/08/2015 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.

Stay Longer Save More this Winter at Aulani

Say “Aloha” to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Inspired by the wonders of Hawai‘i and built with the perfect touch of Disney magic, Aulani is a beautiful beachfront escape that’s designed for families. A Resort like no other, Aulani is perfectly placed just far enough from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, but close enough for families to enjoy O‘ahu’s world-class entertainment!

Plan now to beat those winter blues with a family getaway to Aulani by taking advantage of one of these two great promotions:

For a limited time, when you purchase a minimum 4-night stay, you’ll enjoy the 4th night FREE plus receive complimentary breakfast! Or, stay a little longer and receive 30% off stays of 5 nights or longer plus receive complimentary breakfast.

Booking Window:

  • Book now – Feb. 23, 2015

Travel Window:

  • Offer available for most stays Jan. 4 – Mar. 23, 2015

Contact your Magic Maker® today and experience the 2014 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards Winner for Top Family Hotel in the U.S.

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Stay 4 nights and get the fourth night free with daily breakfast offer for stays of four consecutive nights. Save 30% with daily breakfast offer for stays of five or more consecutive nights. All stays must be booked between 10/9/14 and 2/23/15 inclusive, with all nights between 1/4/15 and 3/23/15. 30% savings based on the non-discounted price of the same room. Number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited, and room availability may vary by dates of stay. Package includes daily breakfast for all Guests booked per room per night of your package stay. Breakfast is only redeemable at Ulu Cafe during normal breakfast operating hours, and includes one entree and one coffee or fresh rotating juice. Breakfast entitlements may not be redeemed for cash in whole or in part, sold separately, transferred or refunded and will expire at midnight on package departure date. Excludes Resort fees and taxes. Not valid in combination with any other discounts or offers. Offers exclude suites and 3-bedroom Grand Villas. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room. Limit two rooms per reservation and subject to room occupancy limitations. Advance reservations required. Subject to additional restrictions and changes without notice.

Make the most of your time this Spring at Aulani. The longer they stay, the more you save! Save 30% off stays of 5 nights or more,* 20% off a 4 night stay,* or 10% on a visit of 3 nights.*

As an added bonus, guests who book early will receive an extra $50 resort credit for every night of your stay – when you reserve by Jan. 8, 2015!*

Booking Window:

  • Book now – Mar. 23, 2015

Travel Window:

  • Offer available for most stays Apr. 6 – Jun. 15, 2015

Contact your Magic Maker® today and experience the 2014 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards Winner for Top Family Hotel in the U.S.

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*Save 10% offer for stays of three (3) consecutive nights. Save 20% offer for stays of four (4) consecutive nights. Save 30% offer for stays of five (5) or more consecutive nights. All stays must be booked between now and 3/23/15, inclusive, with all nights between 4/6/15 and 6/15/15, inclusive. Resort credit of $50 per room per consecutive night applied to reservations booked between now and 1/8/15 only. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited, and room availability may vary by dates of stay. Savings based on the non-discounted price of the same room. Savings excludes Resort fees and taxes. All Resort credits expire at 11:59 pm on departure date. Not valid in combination with any other discounts or offers. Offer excludes suites and 3-bedroom Grand Villas. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and subject to room occupancy limitations. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room. Advance reservations required. Subject to additional restrictions and change without notice.

A Fantasmic! Meal For Families On The Run

This holiday, the dining team over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® has announced they will bring back a to-go option for their Fantasmic! dining packages.

Available Dec. 24 – Dec. 31, 2014, the Taste of Hollywood To Go meals will include reserved seating to that night’s Fantasmic! Based on availability, guests will be able to choose which showing they would like to see.

Five adult and two children options will be available. All 7 meals will qualify as a Quick Service credit on the Disney Dining Plan or are $16.99+tax for adults and $5.49+tax for children. While some walk up meals may be available, we encourage our guests to contact their Magic Makers® so a reservation can be made to secure your spot. Your meal will be available for pickup from 11a-8p at Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner.

Adult selections include:

  • Vegetable Sandwich – served with ginger-marinated tomatoes and cucumbers, quinoa salad and chocolate cake
  • Shrimp Salad – served with pita, ginger-marinated tomatoes and cucumbers and mandarin orange cheesecake
  • Golden Fried Chicken – served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sweet corn and carrots and warm apple crisp
  • Cold-Cut Roast Beef Sandwich – with creamy horseradish served with classic potato salad, grilled asparagus and chocolate cake
  • California Sushi Tuna Roll – served with avocado, orange and tomato salad, ginger-marinated tomatoes and cucumbers and spicy pecan-chocolate cluster

Children can choose from:

  • Power Pack – with strawberry yogurt, apple wedges, carrot sticks with ranch dip, fish crackers, an organic apple cinnamon and oatmeal snack-size sandwich bar
  • Turkey and American Cheese Wrap – with strawberry yogurt, apple wedges, carrots with ranch dip and a seven-layer cookie bar

 

The Magic of the Holidays at Walt Disney World® Resort

There are very few who can ‘deck the halls’ like Walt Disney World® Resort does! Bringing together the traditions, excitement and yuletide fun of the holidays, Walt Disney World® Resort creates quite the backdrop to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

One of the grandest ways to dive into the magic of the season is to experience Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Not only will you get to experience a magical snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.® and enjoy complimentary cookies and hot cocoa; you will enjoy live holiday entertainment like no other! From Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks spectacular to Totally Tomorrowland Christmas and Celebrate the Season, you will be rocking around the Christmas tree all through the night!

Fans of Frozen will also be excited to know that Magic Kingdom® Park has allowed Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf to bring a little magic to the park with A Frozen Holiday Wish. Anna and Elsa didn’t stick to just Magic Kingdom® Park for their celebrations; at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® you can sing and laugh at For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration or play in the snow at Wandering Oaken’s Frozen Snowground!

If you enjoy the rich traditions of Christmas then you do not want to miss visiting Epcot® and exploring Holidays Around the World. Throughout World Showcase costumed performers will share the holiday heritage of the nations represented. If you ever wanted to experience Christmas around the world, here is your chance!

To keep in tune with the true meaning of the season, Epcot® is also home to Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season and the amazing Candlelight Processional where the biblical account of Jesus’ birth is retold by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir.

What Christmas celebration is complete without a dazzling light display? Disney’s Hollywood Studios® has just that, The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights! This seasonal treat will leave you and your family awe-struck as you watch millions of glittering lights perfectly synched to music inspired by the season!

Even the Walt Disney World® Resort hotels join in with the holiday magic, bringing larger than life gingerbread creations and decorations to select resort hotels.

The best news is, there is still time to experience the beauty of the season at Walt Disney World® Resort!

Contact your Magic Maker® today to start planning your last-minute celebration!

Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years

Sometimes your trips to Disney Destinations can’t be frequent enough! To help relieve those “Disney withdrawals” many of us rely on Disney movies, scrolling through your photos from your previous vacations, or even perusing your favorite fan sites. But one amazing way to heal your Disney fever is by attending a Disney Theatrical Production!

Disney Theatrical Productions is currently celebrating 20 years on Broadway! Over the past 20 years, Disney has brought many of your favorite movies to life on stage including “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Mary Poppins,” “Newsies” and “Aladdin.”

As part of the celebration, this video was recently released of the a cappella group VoicePlay mashing up the best of Disney on Broadway with a contemporary twist! Enjoy!

A special called “Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years” will air this Sunday December 14 at 7|6c on ABC.

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa: What’s Included?

Recently, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i was named the “Top Family Hotel in the U.S.” by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014! For any guest that has visited the resort, it is easy to understand how it would receive such accolades. But for someone who has yet to experience Aulani, you may wonder what makes it any different than many of Hawai‘i’s other beautiful resorts.

Located outside of the crowds of Waikiki, Aulani is an island retreat like no other! But it is the immersive Hawaiian traditions and wide range of all-inclusive activities and amenities that make the difference.

Explore just a few of them with this video:

For a limited time you can experience special savings at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. CLICK HERE for more details.

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Spring 2015 Savings at Disneyland® Resort

Savings that you’ll flip over at the Disneyland® Resort!

2015 is the perfect time to visit Disneyland® Park as they celebrate their 60th Anniversary with their Diamond Celebration! From meeting real Disney Princesses inside Fantasy Faire to a journey of imagination with Mickey and the Magical Map, your vacation to the Disneyland® Resort will be full of memories that are guaranteed to last a lifetime.

And now, you can save on your upcoming stay at one of the three Disneyland® Resort Hotels!

Stay in a Premium Room at a Disneyland® Resort hotel most Sun. – Thu. nights from Jan. 4–Feb. 12, 2015, and save up to 25%! Save 20% most Sun. – Thu. nights Feb. 13-Mar. 26, 2015.

Booking Dates:
Book now – Feb. 12, 2015

Travel Dates:
Stays most Sunday – Thursday nights Jan. 4-Feb. 12 and Feb. 13-Mar. 26, 2015 with travel completed by Mar. 27, 2015. Some blockout dates apply.

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Availability is limited so contact your Magic Maker® today!

Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for select Sun. – Thu. nights. 25% savings valid for travel between 1/4/15 – 2/12/15, and 20% savings available for travel between 2/13/15 – 3/26/15. Book thru 2/12/15, with travel completed by 3/27/15. Savings 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. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. 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