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Get Away with Adventures by Disney® Short Escape Vacations

Adventures by Disney® has announced an expanded line-up of their Short Escape vacations for 2019!

Short Escapes are two- to four-night adventures taking place in some of the World’s most iconic destinations. During these Short Escapes, you’ll enjoy an itinerary full of visits to must-see attractions and hidden gems, all executed with the help of two knowledgeable Disney-trained Adventure Guides.

Brand-new itineraries added to the portfolio for 2019 include Boston, London and Vancouver, Canada. Here’s a few highlights for the new offerings:

  • Best of Boston – Past and Present (select dates May – Oct. 2019)
    • Four-day, three-night itinerary
    • Privately guided tour along the Freedom Trail
    • Private, after-hours tour of the Old North Church
    • Special after-hours visit to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
    • Rowing along the Charles River
    • Private sightseeing bike tour
    • Exploring the grounds of Harvard Yard
    • Private New England clambake on Thompson Island
  • Bucket List Getaway in London (select dates Jul. – Sep. 2019)
    • Three-day, two-night itinerary
    • Once-in-a-lifetime, private viewing of the royal Crown Jewels led by the Tower of London’s Jewel House Warden
    • Private, high-speed thrill ride in a boat along the River Thames
    • Privately guided tour of Westminster Abbey
    • Witness the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an unforgettable dinner show.
  • City Highlights and Outdoor Recreation in Vancouver (select dates May – Sep. 2019)
    • Three-day, two-night itinerary
    • Grouse Mountain – ziplining excursion after a scenic gondola ride to the mountain peak
    • Privately guided tour at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
    • Morning bike ride through Stanley Park
    • Junior Adventurers scavenger hunt expedition
    • “Foodie” walking tour of Granville Island’s famous Public Market
    • Early access to Grouse Mountain’s resident grizzly bear habitat

 

These three new adventures join the already existing portfolio of Short Escapes offered by Adventures by Disney®. Those other itineraries offered include: New York City, San Francisco, Southern California, Wyoming, Barcelona and Rome. Adventures by Disney also offers more than 50 global vacations with longer itineraries. CLICK HERE to explore all of their offerings.
 
 

Like all Adventures by Disney® vacations, Short Escape packages include all accommodations, tickets and admissions, transportation within the destination, luggage handling, snacks and most meals, and the services of two dedicated Adventure Guides.

Contact your Magic Maker® for more details!

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Subject to availability, guests who book an Adventures by Disney New York, San Francisco or Boston Short Escape by Nov. 16, 2018 with travel start dates between Jan. 1, 2019 and Dec. 10, 2019, inclusive, will receive one (1) free pre-stay hotel room night immediately preceding the Short Escape in one standard hotel room at a hotel of Adventures by Disney’s selection per reservation booked. A limited number of free pre-stay hotel room nights are available on each applicable departure date. Any courtesy hold, without payment of the standard trip deposit, will not guarantee availability of the free pre-stay hotel room night for selected departure date. Free pre-stay hotel room night offer terminates on the earlier of November 16, 2018 and when the limited spaces on the applicable departure date have been booked. Hotel incidental charges are not included. Free pre-stay hotel room night must be used in conjunction with travel on the purchased eligible Short Escape. If the Short Escape is cancelled for any reason, the hotel room night will be cancelled without any further obligation of Adventures by Disney to guests. Lead guest of the booking party must travel on the Short Escape booked. Offer is not transferable or redeemable for cash in whole or in part and cannot be sold or transferred for commercial use. Cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Offer is subject to change without notice. Bookings subject to restrictions and Adventures by Disney’s standard terms and conditions. Void where prohibited.

Late 2018 Savings at Disneyland® Resort

‘Tis the season to visit the Disneyland® Resort! The Holidays at the Disneyland® Resort will take place Nov. 9, 2018 until Jan. 6, 2019 with the return of Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure® Park, the traditional and timeless holiday fun Disneyland® Park, and Instagram-worthy holiday décor throughout the entire resort.

Offer Details:

Contact your Magic Maker® today! Availability is limited!

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Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights from Oct. 28 through Dec. 20, 2018. Book through Dec. 6, 2018; travel must be completed by Dec. 21, 2018. Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Regal suites. 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 occupancy restrictions apply 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.

‘Disney After Hours’ returns to Magic Kingdom® Park

Walt Disney World® Resort have announced the return of an event giving guests after-hours access to some of Magic Kingdom® Park’s favorite attractions and character experiences.

On select nights, Magic Kingdom® Park will remain open 3 extra hours for those with special event tickets or Disney After Hours. Admission, which begins early at 7p, includes select attractions and character meet & greets as well as food and beverage offerings like ice cream novelties, popcorn, and select bottled beverages. A limited number of tickets will be sold for each night of the event.

Event details:

Dates / Times: (admission begins at 7p)

  • Mon., Dec. 3, 2018 (10p – 1a)
  • Mon., Dec. 10, 2018 (10p – 1a)
  • Mon., Jan. 7, 2019 (8p – 11p)
  • Thu., Jan. 17, 2019 (8p – 11p)
  • Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 (8p – 11p)

  • Mon., Jan. 28, 2019 (8p – 11p)
  • Thu., Feb. 7, 2019 (8p – 11p)
  • Thu., Feb. 14, 2019 (9p – 12a)
  • Thu., Feb. 28, 2019 (8p – 11p)
  • Thu., Mar. 7, 2019 (9p – 12a)

Attractions/Character Greetings:

  • Astro Orbiter
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad®
  • Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin®
  • Disney Princess Greetings at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Haunted Mansion®
  • “it’s a small world”®
  • Jungle Cruise®
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic®
  • Peter Pan’s Flight®*
  • Pirates of the Caribbean®
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain®
  • Splash Mountain®
  • And much, much more!

Price: $125 per Guest (plus tax) or $95 (plus tax) for Annual Passholders and DVC Members

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

* = Peter Pan’s Flight will be closed on January 7, January 17 and January 24 in 2019 Magic Kingdom® park will officially close to Guests who haven’t purchased Disney After Hours tickets. Number of tickets available is limited. 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.

By | 2018-11-13T18:00:17+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|2 Comments

Get Ready To ‘Adventure’ With Us

Who doesn’t love an adventure?!

Join Off to Neverland Travel® and Adventures by Disney® as they adventure together in Germany! Two of our Magic Makers® , Tara Radulski and Karen Godeau, will be sharing their experiences throughout this fabulous 9 day / 8 night tour right here with you! Just keep checking back right here on this page as they update their experiences with us below as time permits.

In addition to this Germany itinerary, Adventures by Disney® offers group guided vacation experiences to destinations on six continents. These hassle-free family vacations provide extraordinary and customized experiences coupled with the exceptional service guests have come to expect from Disney Destinations. It’s this attention to every detail that has earned Adventures by Disney® recognition by numerous travel organizations for its excellence in family tourism. CLICK HERE for more information on the current offerings.

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‘Festival of the Lion King Dining Packages’ Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom®

A new dining experience is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park pairing favorite experiences with the park’s most popular restaurant!

With two different options to choose from, both all-new Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Packages include a delicious meal at Tiffins Restaurant followed by special VIP seating at one of the most popular shows at Walt Disney World® Resort.

Tier 1

  • Delectable three-course prix fixe lunch or dinner with a seasonally-inspired prix fix menu at Tiffins Restaurant (one appetizer, one entrée, one dessert, and your choice of wine, beer, or a non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Priority reserved VIP seating at Festival of the Lion King
  • Commemorative Festival of the Lion King cast photo
  • Unique Kilimanjaro Safari® tour escorted by a special guide

Price: $99 per adult | $49 per children ages 3-9
(tax and gratuities not included)

Tier 2

  • Delectable three-course lunch or dinner with a seasonally-inspired prix fix menu at Tiffins Restaurant (one appetizer, one entrée, one dessert, and your choice of wine, beer, or a non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Priority reserved VIP seating at Festival of the Lion King
  • Commemorative Festival of the Lion King cast photo

 

Price: $74 per adult | $29 per children ages 3-9
(tax and gratuities not included)


The Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Packages will run daily Aug. 13 – Nov. 21, 2018. As with all table service offerings, space is limited so contact your Magic Maker® today for more details!

All menu items, pricing, and event experiences 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 9, 2018 to January 6, 2019, 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:

  • Santa Claus will greet guests and host holiday-themed activities inside Santa’s Holiday Visit at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.
  • Residents of Cars Land get into the spirit of the holidays with special decorations and holiday overlay turning two of the land’s popular attractions into Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree.
  • 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.

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!

Here’s a look at what’s to come this holiday season!

Magic Kingdom® Park

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 Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show, 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 where they turn Cinderella Castle into a glimmering ice Palace!

Epcot®

If you enjoy the rich traditions of Christmas then you do not want to miss visiting Epcot® where Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays returns from November 18 to December 30, 2018. 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! Holiday kitchens will offer seasonal food & beverage from around the globe.

Don’t miss the fun of Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree, a scavenger hunt throughout World Showcase that ends with a special prize. Maps will be sold at select merchandise locations.

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.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

A flurry of fun will take place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® this holiday. Sunset Seasons Greetings! returns to turn he park’s Sunset Boulevard into an enchanted winter wonderland from November 8 – January 6, 2019. As the sun sets, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ attraction magically transforms to tell several different holiday character stories with new laser effects and “snow.” And the park’s newest land will get into the holiday spirit as well, with Toy Story Land featuring season fun and new holiday songs for Alien Swirling Saucers.

Inside the Once Upon a Time shop,  Santa will be greeting guests daily from November 10 to December 24 when Santa Goofy takes over starting December 25.

Also, Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! returns for 2018 providing a Santa-sized nighttime spectacular to guests. The show will run nightly from November 8 – January 6, 2019.

Disney Springs™, Resort Hotels and more…

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. And with the chance to meet Santa Claus, feast on festive flavors, explore the Christmas Tree Trail, and enjoy seasonal shopping, there’s no doubt that Disney Springs™ is the place to be this holiday season!

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!

“Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

A favorite holiday nighttime spectacular is returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®!

Led by Wayne and Lanny from ABC/Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated special “Prep & Landing,” Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! features state-of-the-art projections, special effects and fireworks on and around the Chinese Theater.

The show will take place Nov. 8 – Jan. 6, 2019!

No details have been announced regarding if the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party will return this year or not.

Late Summer 2018 Savings at the Disneyland® Resort

Make the most of the last days of Summer with a visit to the Disneyland® Resort! Experience what’s new at the reimagined Pixar Pier inside Disney California Adventure® Park and enjoy timeless attractions and entertainment in the park where it all began, Disneyland® Park.

Offer Details:

Contact your Magic Maker® today! Availability is limited!

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Disneyland® Late Summer 2018 Offer: Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights from August 5 through September 27, 2018. Book from June 26 through September 13, 2018; travel must be completed by September 28, 2018. Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Regal suites. 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 occupancy restrictions apply 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.

4 for 3 Room Offer: Must purchase a consecutive 4-night non-discounted stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa or the Disneyland Hotel. Room charge based on average per night rate of your room during stay. Valid for stays most nights from August 5, 2018 through September 29, 2018; travel must be completed by September 30, 2018. Not valid for Signature or Premium suites or 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 occupancy restrictions apply 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.

By | 2018-09-26T11:38:57+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Categories: Disney News, Disneyland News, Expired Specials|0 Comments

2018 Epcot® Candlelight Processional Dining Packages Available

Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) for the 2018 Epcot® Candlelight Processional Dining packages are now available.  These dining packages pair a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner at select Epcot® and Epcot® Resort area table service restaurants with a holiday show that will leave you in awe!

After enjoying your meal, you will receive a pass for reserved seating for one of that evening’s Candlelight Processionals showings. The Candlelight Processional – a joyous retelling of the Christmas story performed by a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra, and a mass choir – is one of the most beloved holiday traditions at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Show times take place 3 times each day.

Dinner packages are available for the following Epcot®  and Epcot® Area Resort restaurants:

  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall  (L,D)
  • Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort (B,L,D)
  • Biergarten Restaurant (L,D)
  • Chefs de France (L,D)
  • Coral Reef Restaurant (L,D)
  • The Garden Grill Restaurant (L,D)
  • La Hacienda de San Angel (D)
  • Nine Dragons Restaurant (L,D)
  • Restaurant Marrakesh (L,D)
  • Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room (L,D)
  • San Angel Inn (L,D)
  • Spice Road Table (L,D)
  • Teppan Edo (L,D)
  • Tokyo Dining (L,D)
  • Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk (B,D)
  • Tutto Italia Ristorante (L,D)
  • Via Napoli (L,D)

Candlelight Dining Packages start at $38 for breakfast, $50 for lunch and $55 per adult plus tax for dinner (pricing varies by location) but all will use (2) table service entitlements per person if using the Disney Dining Plan. Separate park admission is required. While purchasing the Candlelight Processional Dinner Package is not required to see the show, we recommend it as the Candlelight Processional shows tend to fill up quickly due to popularity.

This year’s Celebrity Narrators announced include:

  • 11/22 – 11/23 – Chita Rivera
  • 11/24 – 11/25 – Helen Hunt
  • 11/26 – 11/27 – Alfonso Ribeiro
  • 11/28 – 12/2 – TBD
  • 12/3 – 12/6 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/7 – 12/9 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/10 – 12/12 – Bart Millard
  • 12/13 – 12/14 – Blair Underwood
  • 12/15 – 12/17 – Gary Sinise
  • 12/18 – 12/20 – Pat Sajak
  • 12/21 – 12/23 – Auli’l Cravalho
  • 12/24 – 12/25 – Edward James Olmos
  • 12/26 – 12/27 – Jodi Benson
  • 12/28 – 12/30 – Cal Ripken, Jr.

Celebrity narrators and dates are subject to change without notice

If you have already planned a holiday visit to the Walt Disney World® Resort, you’ll want to contact your Magic Maker® today to check on availability of the Candlelight Dinner Package during your stay.