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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

Spring 2018 Magical Savings at the Disneyland® Resort

Get ready to celebrate your favorite Disney•Pixar stories during Pixar Fest at Disneyland® Resort! In Disney California Adventure® Park, the popular Paint the Night parade returns to a new location spotlighting many Disney•Pixar stories. You’ll also find a new Pixar-themed musical troupe, Character Greeting opportunities, and activities in Paradise Gardens. And in Walt’s original park, Disneyland® Park, a brand new Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular fireworks show will make its debut and Pixar Play Parade moves to its new home across the esplanade.

Explore one of these two offers:

Contact your Magic Maker® today! Availability is limited!

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Upcoming Walt Disney World® Resort runDisney Event Presale

Year after year, runDisney continues to be the premier destination race series that delivers magical moments to last a lifetime. First time runners and experienced endurance athletes alike enjoy spectacular runs through Disney theme parks on some of the most magical courses on Earth!

With 4 themed weekends that take place at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida (races at the Disneyland® Resort in California have been temporarily suspended), there’s a race experience for the entire family! Marathon or half marathon races headline each runDisney weekend, but other offerings include 10Ks, 5Ks, Kids Races and a runDisney Health & Fitness Expo. And of course, each race has it’s own bling! The more races you complete, the more coveted finisher medals you’ll earn! There are also challenge medal that are awarded to runners who complete more than one race during a race weekend!

Don’t miss out on the fun! And now for a limited time, you can book your stay and secure your Race Registration (bib) for three upcoming events before they go on sale to the general public!

2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Presale
Walt Disney World® Resort ~ Nov. 1-4, 2018

2019 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend Presale
Walt Disney World® Resort ~ Jan. 9-13, 2019

2019 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Presale
Walt Disney World® Resort ~ Feb. 21-24, 2019

 

Select from one of these two great offers:

Contact your Magic Maker® today! Availability is limited!

Request a Quote


By | 2018-02-24T08:56:58+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Multi-Day Tickets at Walt Disney World Resort

By Magic Maker® Robert Blaszkiewicz

You may have noticed recent news coverage on the increase in ticket prices for Disney Destinations.

It’s one of those annual occasions when news organizations that don’t typically cover theme parks chime in with their take on whether Disney Parks are too expensive for the average family. Much of this coverage, however, fails to tell the whole story on ticket prices, due to the focus on the cost of a single-day ticket.

Looking at ticket prices from this one perspective is misleading, since the majority of families that travel to Walt Disney World® Resort purchase multi-day tickets. A family on a weeklong vacation is not going to buy seven single-day tickets for each person.

It’s no secret that Walt Disney World® Resort would rather have visitors spend multiple days enjoying the parks and resorts. With that in mind, they’ve priced their Magic Your Way tickets to encourage longer stays. The increase from a four-day ticket to a five-day ticket is $15, and each additional day after that is $10 more, up to 10 days. An adult seven-day ticket is less than $60 per day (before taxes).

This brings us to a common question: What is the ideal number of days for a Walt Disney World® Resort vacation?

A full week is a good starting point for a family visiting for the first time. With so much to see in the four parks, you’ll find yourself lucky to make it to half the attractions in a week-long trip. The Magic Kingdom® Park and Epcot® are considered “multiple-day parks,” meaning you will want to spend more than one day in each park to enjoy all the highlights within. A longer trip also allows for a more relaxing pace, rather than a frenetic rush to fit everything into a short timeframe.

What about Park Hopper® and Park Hopper® Plus options?

This is very much a personal choice based on your touring preference. Park Hopper®’s are most beneficial for guests staying on a Monorail loop resort near the Magic Kingdom® Park or a Crescent Lake resort near Epcot®. Because it’s so easy for guests nearby to “hop” over to these parks, the Park Hopper option can be worth the extra expense. And if you’re planning on spending two or more days at the water parks, the Park Hopper-Plus option will more than pay for itself. Park Hopper® Plus also provides a round of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, admission to ESPN Wide World of Sports and admission to Walt Disney World® Resort’s mini golf courses before 4 p.m. The number of admissions is equal to the number of days on your ticket.

One last note on increases: you may not be aware that parking fees at Walt Disney World® Resort also increased to $22 per day for standard parking. If you’re weighing staying off-property vs. a Walt Disney World® Resort resort, it’s important to factor this additional expense into your calculations. Resort guests still park for free at all the theme parks.

Our Magic Makers® have the knowledge to help your family pick the tickets and options that are the best value for your vacation needs. And remember, for a very limited time ticket prices inside a Magic Your Way Vacation Package are still at the previous pricing, so contact us today to book your next Walt Disney World® Resort getaway!

By | 2018-02-14T23:17:00+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|0 Comments

Using Mobile Order at the Walt Disney World® Resort

Our Magic Makers® are always looking for ways to make the most of every minute of our guest’s vacation time! From prioritizing attractions to utilizing the FastPass+ system to its full potential, we have plenty of tips and tricks to share! The Walt Disney World® Resort’s Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering system is one of them!

While the Mobile Order system was introduced back in May of 2017, recent enhancements to the program has made it even better! By utilizing the My Disney Experience mobile app on your iPhone or Android device, you can place your order and minimize your wait. Here’s how:


While not all Quick-Service locations currently participate in Mobile Order, the list continues to grow! At this time, available locations include:

Magic Kingdom® Park

  • Aloha Isle
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • The Lunching Pad
  • Peco Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant

Epcot®

  • Electric Umbrella
  • Liberty Inn
  • Sunshine Seasons

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

  • ABC Commissary
  • Backlot Express
  • Catalina Eddie’s
  • Fairfax Fare
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Rosie’s All-American Café

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

  • Flame Tree Barbecue
  • Harambe Market
  • Pizzafari
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • Satu’li Canteen

Disney Springs™

  • D-Luxe Buger

Here’s a video overview of how it works!

Contact your Magic Maker® for more details!

By | 2018-02-14T11:36:34+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|0 Comments

‘Star Wars™ Day at Sea’ on Select Disney Cruise Line Sailings

Dark Side… Light Side… Port Side…

Disney Cruise Line has announced that in addition to the already announced 2018 dates,  Star Wars™ Day at Sea will be returning to 9-select sailings on the Disney Fantasy in early 2019! This day long celebration brings Star Wars™ fun to a ship in a galaxy far, far away – in the Caribbean.

From Jedis-in-training to Jedi Masters, there will be events geared to guests of all ages. Planned activities include:

  • Star Wars™ Deck Party and Fireworks
    • Evening filled with Music, Dancing, Games, and show
    • Deck party ends with a spectacular display of themed pyrotechnics, lasers, lighting, sound effects and Star Wars™ music
  • Themed Youth and Family Activities
    • Dress up in your own stellar costumes
    • Jedi Training Academy experience teaches young “Padawans” lightsaber moves to face off against the evil Darth Vader
    • Star Wars™ Trivia
    • Star Wars™-themed crafts, games and activities in Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab for youth
  • Meet and Greets with favorite Star Wars™ characters
    • Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Darth Vader and others will hold scheduled meet and greets and roam the decks and elsewhere around the ship
  • At-Sea screenings of Star Wars™ films
    • Watch all nine Star Wars™ films in the saga
  • Special Food/Beverage Offerings

All the intergalactic fun of Star Wars™ Day at Sea will occur one day during select 7-night Western and Eastern Caribbean Disney Fantasy sailings. Those sailing dates are:

Western Caribbean – includes stops in Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; Grand Cayman and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay

  • 2018Feb. 3, 17; Mar. 3, 17, 31; and Apr. 14
  • 2019Jan. 5, 19; Feb. 2, 16; and Mar. 2

Eastern Caribbean – includes stops in Tortola, St. Thomas and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay

  • 2018Feb. 10, 24; Mar. 10, 24; and Apr. 7
  • 2019Jan. 12, 26; Feb. 9, 23

These sailings are guaranteed to be out-of-this galaxy! Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability!

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Activities and events subject to change.

‘MARVEL™ Day at Sea’ on Select Disney Cruise Line Sailings

In addition to the already announced 2018 dates, MARVEL™ Day at Sea will be returning for select Disney Magic sailings in 2019! This action-packed day will bring the epic adventures of the MARVEL™ Universe to a ship in floating somewhere the Atlantic.

There will be events geared to guests of all ages. Planned activities include:

  • Meet-and-Greets with Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America and other MARVEL™ Universe Super Heroes
  • A spectacular MARVEL™-themed party on the ship’s upper deck complete with music, dancing and games
  • A finale to the party that only a Super Hero could arrange – including a stunning display of themed pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects, and MARVEL™ Super Heroes and Super Villains
  • MARVEL™-themed trivia for kids and families
  • MARVEL™-themed games, activities and arts and crafts offered throughout the day in the Oceaneer Club.
  • Special merchandise and unique food and beverage offerings

All the unforgettable fun of MARVEL™ Day at Sea will occur one day during select Disney Magic sailings from Miami. Those sailing dates are:

5-night Western Caribbean –  include a stop at Castaway Cay and either Cozumel, Mexico, or Grand Cayman

  • 2018 – Feb. 4, 18; Mar. 18; Apr. 1, 15 and 29
  • 2019Jan. 6, 20; Feb. 3, 17; Mar. 3

5-night Bahamian –  include a stop at Key West, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; and Castaway Cay

  • 2019 – Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 8, 22; Mar. 8

These sailings are guaranteed to bring out your superhuman abilities! Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability!

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Activities and events subject to change.

Top 3 Reasons to Stay Club-Level at Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels

When it comes to vacationing at the Walt Disney World® Resort, it’s hard to top the experience, convenience and Magical Extras you’ll receive by staying at a Disney Resort hotel. And with over 25 Disney owned and operated Resorts to choose from, there’s accommodations available to fit every family’s needs and budget!

The Walt Disney World® Resort offers Club-level accommodations at each of their eight Disney Deluxe Resorts. While there are many added benefits available for guests staying in these special Club-level rooms, a few of them shine above the rest to our Magic Makers®!

Top 3 Reasons to Stay Club-Level at Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels

1 Exclusive Club Concierge Lounges- Each resort offers a Club Concierge Lounge that is available exclusively to their guests staying in Club-level accommodations. Inside each lounge which typically operates 7a-10p daily, you’ll fine plenty of seating in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. One key offering that our guests fall in love with is the food and beverage options they find in the lounges! Here’s an example of typical lounge offerings at various times throughout the day:

  • Breakfast – Pastries, fruit, cereal & beverages
  • Snacks – Chips, cookies & beverages
  • Evening – Hot item samples, cheese tray, beverages, wine & beer
  • Cordials & Desserts – Assorted desserts and cordials
    Items may not be available at all lounges. Variations will occur on daily offerings at each lounge. Information is subject to change without notice.

We can’t emphasize enough the convenience these Club Level Lounges provide. Whether providing a quick breakfast to jump-start your day in the Magic, snacks during your afternoon Park break by the pool, or a quick bedtime snack after a long day of fun, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with the lounge as well!

2 Exclusive Signature Offerings and Services- Let’s face it, at some point during the booking and planning process you’ve probably felt a bit “spoiled” by the level of attention and services your Magic Maker® has provided you! Well, that same attention to detail can continue at your Resort while you are on vacation! First, each Club-level guest has access to special Concierge Cast Members to help with any last minute changes or requests. Also, during the planning process Club-level guests can choose from a list of Enchanting Extras to make their upcoming stay even more magical! One of the most exciting extras is a recently-announced exclusive FastPass+ add-on option!

3 Location, Location, Location- With over 40-square miles of vacation kingdom at the Walt Disney World® Resort, location is key! All of the Disney Deluxe Resorts are located closest to one (or more) of the four Theme Parks! This close proximity to the Park often means additional transportation – via boat or even sometimes monorail. Also, the Club-level rooms are typically located at the most desired spots within the Resort Hotel offering great views and easy access to amenities you’re likely to use the most! And at a few of the resorts, their prime location allow their Club Concierge Lounge to provide special viewing locations for Happily Ever After and IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth nighttime spectaculars!

Ask your Magic Maker® how a Club-level stay can enhance your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation!

New Walt Disney World® Resort FastPass+ Add-on Announced for Disney Signature Services Guests

The Walt Disney World® Resort has announced an awesome new add-on for our guests eligible for Disney Signature Services!

Beginning Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, a new pilot program launched allowing guests booked in select Walt Disney World® Resort hotel rooms with a 3-day or longer theme park admission or annual pass to add-on a special theme park extra! The offer includes:

This new add-on is available to all guests staying in the following accommodations:


•Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – Cabins
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Club Level
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn – Club Level
Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Club Level
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Club Level
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – Club Level


Disney’s Polynesian Village Villas & Bungalows – Bungalows
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – Club Level
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort – Club Level
Disney’s Beach Club Resort – Club Level
•Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels – select suites and premium rooms


Pricing is $50 +tax per guest per day.

No other changes have been made to the FastPass+ system. All theme park guests with valid theme park admission will continue to receive up to three FastPass+ selections at a single park per day at no extra charge, as well as additional day-of in-park selections that may be reserved and redeemed one-at-a-time after those initial three selections are redeemed.

Contact your Magic Maker® for more details!

Walt Disney World® Resort 2018 Summer Meal Offer

Get a FREE Quick-Service meal per person, per night with the purchase of select Magic Your Way® Vacations!

Summer 2018 is a tasty time to discover all-new experiences and have the vacation of your dreams at the Walt Disney World® Resort! Availability on this special offer is limited, so don’t delay!

Now through Feb. 11, 2018, purchase a non-discounted Magic Your Way® package including a minimum 3-night stay at participating Disney Value Resorts and get one FREE Quick-Service Meal per person per night. Upgrades to the traditional Quick-Service Dining Plan or Plus Disney Dining Plan are available at an additional cost! Ask your Magic Maker® which dining plan may be best for your family.

Disney 2018 Summer Meal Offer Booking Window:
Now-Feb. 11, 2018

Disney 2018 Summer Meal Offer Travel Window:
Valid for arrivals most nights May 29-Aug. 25, 2018

Contact your Magic Maker® today for your taste of these scrumptious savings!

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The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Base Tickets valid for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must occur on or before 12/31/18. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer excludes campsites and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort—The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms. Everyone in the room must be on the same package. Each Quick-Service meal includes one entrée and one nonalcoholic beverage (or, if age 21 or over, one beer, wine or cocktail). Children ages 3-9 must order from the children’s menu, if available. Minimum Length of Stay: 3 nights with minimum 2-day Magic Your Way® Base Ticket.