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Disney Cruise Line Offers 50% Off Deposits

This Year’s New Year Resolution – Together Time!

2018 is the year to make wonderful family memories! That’s easy with the help of Disney Cruise Line’s Broadway-style shows, delicious dining and incredible deck parties. But the fun isn’t just onboard; you’ll visit amazing ports of call from tropical wonderlands to enchanting European escapes. As an added bonus, book by February 15, 2018 and enjoy 50% off* the required deposit on select 2018 – 2019 sailings!

Offer Details:

When you book a Disney cruise of 7 nights or longer that’s scheduled to set sail between June 23, 2018 and May 31, 2019, you’ll pay just half of the typical deposit on the day of booking with the remainder of the deposit due with final payment! Disney Cruise Line offers flexible payment options with final payment typically due 75-90 days prior to travel. To take advantage of this offer, you must book by February 15, 2018!

Contact your Magic Maker® today for to turn “family time” into “once upon a time!”

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*Taxes, fees and port expenses, gratuities and Port Adventures are not included. Not valid on categories with restrictions (IGT, OGT, VGT), suites or Concierge-level staterooms.. Valid on all 7-night or longer sailings that do not require final payment at time of booking and take place between June 23, 2018 and May 31, 2019. Rates are in U.S. dollars This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions

Pixar-Themed Additions Coming to the Disneyland® Resort

This year, many of your favorite Disney•Pixar stories will take center stage at the Disneyland® Resort!

Pixar Fest

Starting Apr. 13, 2018, a one-of-a-kind celebration called Pixar Fest will begin! This limited-time event will featuring the debut of an all-new nighttime spectacular, the return of two fan-favorite parades, new Pixar experiences, and entertainment.

Here’s just a taste of what’s in store:

Disneyland® Park

  • Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular will light up Disneyland® Park with dazzling pyrotechnics and amazing projections at iconic park locations like Sleeping Beauty Castle, the water screens of the Rivers of America, the façade of “it’s a small world” and the buildings of Main Street, U.S.A.
  • Pixar Play Parade will make its debut inside Disneyland® Park for the very first time with new show elements –  the Pixar lamp, and Characters from Up and Inside Out.

Disney California Adventure® Park

  • Paint the Night parade returns to the Disneyland® Resort, making Disney California Adventure® Park its home! This mesmerizing procession will spotlight many Pixar stories, including characters from Toy Story, Monsters, Inc. and Cars—in addition to an all-new “The Incredibles” float joining the parade later in June.

Pixar Pier

And on June 23, the area that was known as Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure® Park will be transformed into Pixar Pier! This new land will introduce four whimsical neighborhoods and a transformation of the old California Screamin’ to the new Incredicoaster!

Here’s a preview of the changes:

  • Neighborhood #1 inspired by Disney·Pixar’s “The Incredibles” involves a transformation of California Screamin’ to the new Incredicoaster where the Parr family races alongside guests in an attempt to catch baby Jack-Jack!
  • Neighborhood #2 inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story” will be developed around the popular Toy Story Mania! attraction.
  • Neighborhood #3 inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out” will introduce a new and yet unannounced family-friendly attraction that will open at a later date.
  • Neighborhood #4 will include Mickey’s Fun Wheel and will celebrate a collection of favorite Pixar stories. Mickey’s Fun Wheel will get a new look with each gondolas showcasing a different Pixar character. The Games of the Boardwalk will also be refreshed to match the new theme.
  • Ariel’s Grotto restaurant and the Cove Bar will be transformed into a Pixar-themed lounge.
  • All of the remaining areas of Paradise Pier will become a new land called Paradise Park.

NOTE: To prepare for the changes to Pixar Pier, California Screamin’, Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Games of the Boardwalk, Sideshow Shirts, Ariel’s Grotto and Cove Bar are now closed!

We’re really excited to experience these changes coming to the Disneyland® Resort! Contact your Magic Maker® today to start planning your vacation To Infinity and Beyond!

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Disney World Dining Caters to Everyone – Special Needs Dining

Anyone who has visited the Walt Disney World® Resort in the past can tell you about their excellent dining options. From the ethnic restaurants in the World Showcase at EPCOT®, to the class act dinner theater like Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, and the one-of-a kind restaurants like 50’s Prime Time Café, there is something for everyone. But if you are one of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, you may think that your choices are limited. With the MAGIC of Disney, it is actually quite the opposite.

When traveling with someone with a food allergy, they’ll be pleasantly surprised with the quality of service provided. When your Magic Maker® makes you advance dining reservations (ADRs), they’ll notify them of the allergy to alert the staff of the extra care needed.

Once you get to your table service meals, you’ll want to remind the host/hostess of your allergies. At most locations, they will have a special allergy-friendly menu with options for you to choose from. If not or if you have any further questions, they can notify the chef to come out and talk about our particular dietary need. Each chef will go to great lengths to ensure your meal is made without any allergen contamination. If it is a buffet meal, the chefs often have a listing or will escort you around to identify “safe” foods.

For counter service, you’ll notify the cast member at the order podium of your restrictions. At most locations, they will have a special Allergy Menu that you’ll be able to order off of. If not, they’ll notify a manager to come and consult you on what your available options were. For snacks, you’ll find a selection of allergy friendly options at many of the food & merchandise locations!

Visiting one of the other domestic Disney Destinations? No worries! Disneyland® Resort, Disney Cruise Line, and Aulani – A Disney Resort & Spa all have programs that function similarly and are equally as safe and efficient!

The Special Dietary program at Disney Destinations is just another example of how they continues to exceed expectations of their guests. In fact, in December 2017 the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) recognized Walt Disney Parks and Resorts as an industry leader in providing safe, quality dining experiences to guests with allergies and special diets! So sit back and enjoy your meal!

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!

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
Jan. 3-7, 2018 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opened – limited availability exists for Kids Races

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Feb. 22-25, 2018 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration sold out

Star Wars™ Half Marathon – the Dark Side Weekend
Apr. 19-22, 2018 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opened – limited availability exists for First Order Challenge, Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon, Star Wars 5K, and Kids Races

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 1-4, 2018 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens – Mar. 13, 2018

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
Jan. 9 – 13, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens – Apr. 17, 2018

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Feb. 21 – 24, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens – Jun. 12, 2018

Star Wars™ Half Marathon – the Dark Side Weekend
Apr. 4 – 7, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens – Aug. 7, 2018

Contact your Magic Maker® for additional information!

Atlanta Braves 2018 Spring Training

Take me out to the ball game!

For the 21st (and sadly final) year, the Atlanta Braves will start their 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 two games against the New York Mets and a game with the World Series Champion Houston Astros!

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 2018 schedule:

  • Mon. Feb. 26 – vs. Washington Nationals @ 1:05p
  • Tue. Feb. 27 – vs. Pittsburgh Pirates @ 1:05p
  • Wed. Feb. 28 – vs. New York Mets @ 1:05p
  • Thu. Mar. 1 – vs. Washington Nationals @ 1:05p
  • Sat. Mar. 3 – vs. St. Louis Cardinals @ 1:05p
  • Sun. Mar. 4 – vs. Miami Marlins @ 1:05p
  • Mon. Mar. 5 – vs. Pittsburgh Pirates @ 1:05p
  • Thu. Mar. 8 – vs. Houston Astros @ 1:05p
  • Fri. Mar. 9 – vs. New York Yankees @ 6:05p
  • Mon. Mar. 12 – vs. Philadelphia Phillies @ 6:05p
  • Tue. Mar. 13 – vs. Toronto Blue Jays @ 1:05p
  • Wed. Mar. 14 – vs. Philadelphia Phillies @ 1:05p
  • Thu. Mar. 15 – vs. Detroit Tigers @ 1:05p
  • Sat. Mar. 17 – vs. St. Louis Cardinals @ 1:05p
  • Mon. Mar. 19 – vs. Toronto Blue Jays @ 1:05p
  • Wed.  Mar. 21 – vs. Detroit Tigers @ 6:05p
  • Fri. Mar. 23 – vs. Detroit Tigers @ 1:05p
  • Sat. Mar. 24 -vs. New York Yankees @1:05p

Schedule subject to change

Ticket go on sale Dec. 11, 2017 and start at just $15 per person, so enjoy a day at the ballpark! Contact your Magic Maker® for more details.

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 Christmas Package

Special Package Inclusions:

  • Tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park (12/21)
  • Special nighttime access to Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park (12/22)
  • Unique holiday character experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® (12/23)
  • Exclusive Christmas Eve Dinner at Epcot® (12/24)
  • Special Christmas Day gift delivered to your room (12/25)

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. 21 – Dec. 26, 2017
Booking Dates: Oct. 16 – Dec. 10, 2017

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

The number of packages available for purchase is limited. Valid Theme Park admission required to attend Theme Park events included with this offer. Theme Park tickets with Park Hopper Option must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be by December 31, 2018. 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. One holiday gift per room.

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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. Magic Your Way Vacation package that includes room, tickets, and dining for stays most nights Jan. 1-Mar. 10, 2018.

Booking Window:
Book now – Dec. 22, 2017

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 2018 Room Discount!

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on a non-discounted price for the same package. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Tickets and options must be used within 14 days of first use. First use muse occur on or before December 31, 2018. Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase. Advance reservations required. Length of Stay Requirements of Minimum – 3 nights to Maximum – 14 nights exists. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. 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.

Stay Longer Save More at Aulani

It’s time to experience the Hawai‘i you’ve always dreamed of! From the moment you walk into Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, you’ll agree that this beachfront paradise set on the shores of Ko Olina is a whole new world of family fun.

So much is included with your stay, from a supervised kids’ club and world-class entertainment to unforgettable pools, lazy river, waterslides, special splash zones for the little ones and more! Maybe that’s why Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards named Aulani the 2016 Winner for “World’s Best Family Beach Hotel”!

Plan your escape from reality now with a family getaway to Aulani by taking advantage of this great promotion:

The longer you stay, the more you save!

Contact your Magic Maker® today and experience the award winning Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa!

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Savings based on the non-discounted rate for the same room. The number of rooms allocated for this offer may be limited. Resort credits may not be redeemed for cash in whole or in part, sold separately, transferred or refunded, and expire at 11:59 p.m. on package departure date. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation. Excludes suites and 3- bedroom Grand Villas. Additional charges may apply if more than two (2) adults per room. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Advance reservations required.

‘Epcot® International Festival of the Arts’ Returns in 2018

After a successful first year, the Walt Disney World® Resort has announced the return of the Epcot® International Festival of the Arts!

Taking place from Jan. 12-Feb. 19, 2018, you’ll enjoy world-class cuisine, visual arts, and live Broadway entertainment. New for 2018, the Festival will remain open all week long, creating plenty of happenings for you and your family to explore! While all details haven’t been announced yet, here’s a look at what you can expect:

  • Performing Arts – from local bands to Broadway stars and more!
  • Culinary Arts – delightful fare is waiting for you at themed food studios, eateries and dining events
  • Visual Arts –
    • Curated Exhibits
    • Art in Action
    • Seminars and Hands-on Workshops with Pros

We’ll keep you updated as details are announced!

Contact your Magic Maker® for more details!

 

Epcot® admission required. Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice

Holidays Shine Bright at the Disneyland® Resort

It is almost that time of year again!  From November 10, 2017 to January 7, 2018, the Disneyland® Resort transforms into a winter wonderland! Here are just some of the holiday fun you can expect this year at the Disneyland® Resort. We’ll keep you updated on any future holiday announcements!

At Disneyland® Park:

  • Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle and “Believe… in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular return to the holiday lineup.
  • Also returning is “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, “it’s a small world” Holiday, and Haunted Mansion Holiday!

At Disney California Adventure® Park:

  • “World of Color – Seasons of Light” returns to celebrate the heartfelt spirit of the holidays!
  • Santa Claus will greet guests inside Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.
  • Festival of the Holidays returns as a showcase of diverse cultural holiday celebrations. In addition to the always popular Disney ¡Viva Navidad!, the festival will feature marketplaces serving internationally-inspired food and beverage.

Start planning your escape to the Disneyland® Resort for the holidays!

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Attractions and entertainment are subject to change without notice.