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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, Aug. 3, 2020 – Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
   Port Canaveral, FL     4-Night Bahamian Disney Fantasy 11/02/2020 7A
  3-Night Bahamian Disney Fantasy 11/06/2020 7A
  3-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 11/13/2020 7A
  3-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 11/20/2020 7A
  4-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 11/30/2020 7A
  3-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 12/04/2020 7A
  3-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 12/11/2020 7A
  4-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 12/14/2020 7A
  3-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 12/18/2020 7A
  7-Night W. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 12/19/2020 7A
  4-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 12/24/2020 7A
  3-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 01/22/2021 7A
  4-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 01/25/2021 7A
  3-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 01/29/2021 7A
 Miami, FL
5-Night Bahamian Disney Magic 11/16/2020 Select
5-Night W. Caribbean Disney Magic 11/28/2020 Select
  4-Night Bahamian Disney Magic 12/03/2020 Select
  5-Night Bahamian Disney Magic 12/07/2020 Select
  5-Night W. Caribbean Disney Magic 12/12/2020 Select
  4-Night Bahamian Disney Magic 12/17/2020 Select
  4-Night Bahamian Disney Magic 12/26/2020 Select
  5-Night Bahamian Disney Magic 12/30/2020 Select
  5-Night Bahamian Disney Magic 01/04/2021 Select
  5-Night W. Caribbean Disney Magic 01/09/2021 9C
  5-Night Bahamian Disney Magic 01/18/2021 Select
  5-Night W. Caribbean Disney Magic 01/23/2021 Select


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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 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 one of the Top 10 best hotel & resorts for families in 2017!

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!

Notice: In line with direction from health experts and government officials, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is currently closed and a reopening date has not been identified. We will continue to carefully evaluate this complex and fluid situation. Room reservations are subject to rescheduling, change or cancellation.

Upon reopening, Aulani Resort rooms, restaurants and other locations may be limited in capacity and subject to restricted availability or closure based on direction from health experts and government officials to promote physical distancing. Furthermore, experiences, services and amenities may be modified, have limited availability or may remain closed. Offerings are not guaranteed. Aulani Resort reserves the right to cancel any reservations or purchases and provide applicable refunds.


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 price for the same room and the same travel dates. Travel must be completed by December 22, 2020. Not valid on suites and 3-Bedroom Grand Villas, 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. Additional charges apply if more than two (2) adults per hotel room; not applicable for Suites or Villas. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Select activities require additional fees.

‘Disney Early Morning Magic’

Walt Disney World® Resort is featuring a special event giving guests breakfast and early morning access to favorite Magic Kingdom® Park attractions.

On select mornings, Disney Early Morning Magic will allow limited-entry, first-access to select Magic Kingdom® Park Fantasyland® attractions 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:

Note: Early Morning Magic was previously offered at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, but no future events are planned at this time.

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

Magic Kingdom® Park: 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.

By |2020-03-03T09:32:56-05:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|Tags: |1 Comment

New Dining Plan and Ticket Add-On Available at Walt Disney World® Resort

Walt Disney World® Resort has just announced the addition of two new options that will allow your Magic Maker® to build a vacation package that’s a perfect fit for your family at a great value!

Disney Dining Plan Plus

Starting today, a new dining plan option has been added to the previous lineup of offerings. Called Disney Dining Plan Plus, this gives each guest two meals per night of their package stay to redeem at their choice of either table service restaurants or quick service locations. This is a perfect “in-between” plan for our guests that loved the flexibility of the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan but don’t want three full meals a day! Like the other dining plans, the new one will also come with two snacks per person per night and one Disney Resort hotel refillable drink mug.

Here’s an overview of the current dining plan offerings:

Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

  • 2 Meals:
    2 Quick-Service Meals
    No Table-Service Meals
  • 2 Snacks/NonAlcoholic Drinks
  • 1 Resort-Refillable Drink Mug Per Person
  • No Special Dining Experience

Disney Dining Plan

  • 2 Meals:
    1 Quick-Service Meal
    1 Table-Service Meal
  • 2 Snacks/NonAlcoholic Drinks
  • 1 Resort-Refillable Drink Mug Per Person
  • Plus, redeem your meals for Special Dining Experiences, including Character Dining!

Disney Dining Plan Plus

  • 2 Meals – Any Combo of:
    Quick-Service Meal
    Table-Service Meal
  • 2 Snacks/NonAlcoholic Drinks
  • 1 Resort-Refillable Drink Mug Per Person
  • Plus, redeem meals for Special Dining Experiences, including Character Dining!

Disney Deluxe Dining Plan

  • 3 Meals – Any Combo of:
    Quick-Service Meals
    Table-Service Meals
  • 2 Snacks/NonAlcoholic Drinks
  • 1 Resort-Refillable Drink Mug Per Person
  • Plus, redeem your meals for Special Dining Experiences, including Character Dining!

*Per person per night. The specific number of meal options and snacks are determined by the number of nights included in the package stay however, meals can be rolled over and redeemed in any order throughout the vacation. Resort-Refillable Drink Mug is one per person (age 3+) per stay.

Water Park and Sports Option

A new add-on to select theme park tickets called Water Park and Sports Option will give you admission to many of the resort’s most popular recreational activities. For $70 plus tax, you can experience the splashiest thrills at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Parks, live your basketball dreams at The NBA Experience, attend events at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and test your skills at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, FootGolf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course or Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course. Some usage restrictions apply, so ask your Magic Maker® for full details.

The total number of admissions you will receive with this option is based on the length of your theme park ticket. For example, with a 5-day ticket that you choose to include the Water Park and Sports Option on, you’ll have five visits to any of the above locations. How you use these admissions is totally up to you! You can use all the admissions on the same day or repeat the same experience across multiple days.

Ask your Magic Maker® how these two new options can add convenience and value to your next Walt Disney World® Resort vacation!

By |2020-02-27T17:26:49-05:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|0 Comments

2020 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tickets Available

Many of us are still experiencing Winter weather, but Magic Kingdom® Park is already busy planning for this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties. While specific details of the specially-ticketed party has not been released, you can expect to enjoy devilish décor, delightful treats, and enchanting special entertainment.

2020 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Event Dates:

  • Aug. – 13, 18, 21, 25, 28
  • Sep. – 1, 4, 7, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29
  • Oct. – 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
  • Nov. – 1

Pricing varies by date, but start at $85 in advance or $95 at the gate, if available, plus tax.

Contact your Magic Maker® travel professional today to secure your tickets as some dates will sell out!

Note: Disney Parks have revised their costuming guidelines for special events in their theme parks. While costumed attire may be worn, guests ages 14 and older are strongly discouraged from wearing layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body as they may be subject to additional security screening. Additionally, costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.

Disney Cruise Line Returns to Popular Home Ports in Summer 2021

In the summer of 2021, Disney Cruise Line will return to the popular home ports of Vancouver, Barcelona, Civitavecchia, Dover, and Copenhagen in addition to their permanent home in Port Canaveral! Whether you’re wanting to set sail in the Caribbean, be awestruck by the beauty and nature of Alaska, or explore charming cities of Europe, these amazing Disney Cruise Line itineraries have you covered.


Click below to see what’s in store for summer 2021:

Disney Wonder sailing in Alaska

Alaskan Adventures from Vancouver

Alaskan Adventures

In mid May through early September 2021, the Disney Wonder will return to Alaska for the summer season. Five-, seven-, and nine-night itineraries depart from Vancouver, Canada, with three different itineraries making visits to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Dawes Glacier, Hubbard Glacier, Sitka, and Victoria. Set sail for stunning scenery and fun and adventure both in port and on the ship.

Disney Magic sailing in Europe

European Explorations

from Barcelona, Civitavecchia, Dover, and Copenhagen

Disney Cruise Line returns to Europe in summer 2021 for the Disney Magic’s grand tour of Europe! With 15 different itineraries varying from 7- to 11-nights, the Disney Magic will pay visits to the Mediterranean and Greek Isles, the Baltic, British Isles and Norwegian fjords. A new port of call in the 2021 season is the Greek island of Kefalonia.

Sailings from Port Canaveral, Florida

from Port Canaveral, Florida

And as always, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will continue to sail from Port Canaveral, Florida on the popular Bahamian, Eastern Caribbean, Western Caribbean, and Southern Caribbean itineraries – all making a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island oasis in the Bahamas!

Bookings for summer 2021 open to the general public on Feb. 28, 2020 with advance booking opportunities for Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club Members according to the following schedule:

  • Feb. 25, 2020: Platinum Castaway Club Members
  • Feb. 26, 2020: Gold Castaway Club Members
  • Feb. 27, 2020: Silver Castaway Club Members, Disney Vacation Club Members, and Adventures by Disney® Insiders

Contact your Magic Maker® Travel Professional today for more details!

Breaking the Myths – Where to Stay at the Walt Disney World® Resort

After deciding when you would like to visit the Walt Disney World® Resort, the next step is deciding where you want to stay. While working with their guests, our Magic Makers® often run into some misconceptions when it comes to accommodations at the Walt Disney World® Resort. As a continuation of our “Breaking the Myths” series, today we look at lodging.

  1. Myth: I can receive the same benefits staying at a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel as I do staying at a Resort Hotel.
    Staying at a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel allows you stay “near the Magic” in accommodations just a short drive from the Theme Parks. While these hotels have all met Disney’s quality and service standards, they do not offer all of the Magical Extras that the Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels offer Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation to/from Orlando International Airport and the option of adding the Disney Dining Plans. Other features like Extra Magic Hours and early access to Disney FastPass+ planning vary by the hotel chosen. While most of the Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotels do offer transportation to and from the theme parks, the schedule and frequency of the transportation is often limited.
  2. Myth: I can always save money by staying offsite for my Walt Disney World® Vacations.
    When taking a vacation to the Walt Disney World® Resort, there are countless lodging options for your family. While some offsite properties may offer a lower per night rate, that savings can quickly diminish when you add in extra expenses occurred with those properties. Transportation (cost and time) to/from the airport and theme parks, parking fees, dining costs, and resort fees can quickly add up! Plus, these offsite properties are excluded from most of Walt Disney World® Resort’s specials and promotions!
  3. Myth: As a military family, it is always cheaper for us to stay at Shades of Green® Resort.
    Shades of Green® Resort is an Armed Forces Recreation Center located at the Walt Disney World® Resort exclusively for use by military families. Many of our past military families have found that staying at one of the Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels utilizing Disney’s Armed Forces Salute discount has not only been just as economical, but provides them with more options and convenience. Details on Disney’s Armed Forces Salute can be found here.

With over 25 unique Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels available, finding the hotel to meet your family’s needs can be a difficult task! Count on your Magic Maker® to help guide you with this and every decision through your vacation planning! Put our years of knowledge and experience of the Walt Disney World® Resort to work for you and your family!

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By |2020-02-12T10:05:07-05:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Disney News|Tags: |0 Comments

Breaking the Myths – Dining at Disney Parks

Dining at Disney Parks for some is just as much fun as a ride on Space Mountain®. With a wide variety of options, it’s no wonder that dining is a topic of confusion for our guests. Here is a look at 3 of our most common myths for dining:

  1. Myth: All of the Quick Service Dining locations offer the same foods
    Each Quick Service Dining location throughout the Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts carries its own theme and a menu offering select tastes supporting that theme. While certain items like a hamburger or hot dog may be seen on most menus, several additional items will be available that aren’t quite so common. In fact, some may be exclusive to only that location! And don’t forget to check out the Quick Service Dining locations at the Resort Hotels as they also provide some great options.
  2. Myth: At Be Our Guest Restaurant inside Magic Kingdom® Park, you can choose a Quick Service meal or a Table Service meal at either lunch or dinner
    Even years after its opening, Be Our Guest Restaurant is still a popular dining location located inside Beast’s Castle in the New Fantasyland® area. Be Our Guest Restaurant operates during the day at breakfast and lunch as a Quick Service Location and at night as a (2)-entitlement table service location for dinner. So, guests wanting to use a Quick Service credit on the Disney Dining Plan at Be Our Guest Restaurant can only do so at breakfast or lunch.
  3. Myth: There is no need to make Advance Dining Reservations for Disney Parks’ Restaurants
    This is a myth that we have touched on before, but it is so important that it is worth talking about again! Advance Dining Reservations are an important part of planning your Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resort vacations. The Walt Disney World® Resort starts accepting Advanced Dining Reservations 180-days in advance of your arrival date and at the Disneyland® Resort it is 60 days. Many of the popular locations, like Character Dining and Dinner Shows, fill up shortly after starting to accept reservations. Because of capacity, these popular restaurants are not always able to accept walk-ins. So, while Advance Dining Reservations are not required, they are definitely recommended!

Contact your Magic Maker® today and explore how FUN eating at Disney Parks can be!

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‘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 2020 dates,  Star Wars™ Day at Sea will be returning to nine select sailings on the Disney Fantasy in early 2021! 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 some of your favorite 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

  • 2020Feb. 1, 15 and 29
  • 2021 – Jan. 2, 16, 30; Feb. 13, 27

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

  • 2020Feb. 8, 22
  • 2021Jan. 9, 23; Feb. 6, 20

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.

Book Early and Save with Adventures by Disney®

Adventures by Disney® has announced that their 2021 river cruise itineraries will include 30 sailings through the heart of Europe along four European rivers: the Danube, Rhine, Rhone and Seine! And when you book early, you can save up to $750 on select river cruises!


Contact your Magic Maker® for more details!

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*Early Booking Rate offer valid for select Adventures by Disney river cruise departures and Escapes to Paris, Budapest and Amsterdam with travel start dates between May 11, 2021 and December 29, 2021 inclusive. Adventures by Disney Escapes are shorter land packages (5 days/4 nights or shorter) and identified as Escapes on AdventuresbyDisney.com. Qualifying river cruise and Escape departures have an Early Booking Rate designation on the applicable Rates and Dates page on AdventuresbyDisney.com; provided that the Early Booking Rate designation may not reflect real time offer availability; accordingly, availability of Early Booking Rate is subject to confirmation at time of booking reservation with Adventures by Disney. Availability of the Early Booking Rate for select departures will be determined at the time standard trip deposit is paid. Any courtesy hold, without payment of the standard trip deposit, will not guarantee availability of the Early Booking Rate for selected departure date. Early Booking Rate offer terminates on March 27, 2020 or when the limited spaces on the applicable departure date have been booked, whichever is earlier. The Early Booking Rate offer is not valid for Adventures by Disney land packages and Disney Cruise Line related packages. The Early Booking Rate is either (i) depending on the itinerary selected, $750 or $500 less than the rate applicable to the same departure date and river cruise after the termination of the Early Booking Rate offer, or (ii) $150 less than the rate applicable to the same departure date and Escape after the termination of the Early Booking Rate offer. A limited number of staterooms of certain categories are available on each applicable river cruise departure date at the Early Booking Rate. Excludes suites and category AP and E staterooms. Spaces on the river cruises and Escapes at the Early Booking Rate are subject to availability. Valid on new bookings only. Discount not applicable towards deposit. Offer 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. Lead Guest of the booking party must travel on the river cruise or Escape booked. Void where prohibited. Not valid for group bookings. Offer is subject to change without notice. Offer is available to residents of the U.S. and Canada, except for Quebec. Bookings subject to restrictions and Adventures by Disney’s standard terms and conditions.