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New and Limited-Time Magic Coming in Early 2019 at Walt Disney World® Resort

In Early 2019, Walt Disney World® Resort  will offer you more to see, do, taste, and experience than ever before! With new and limited-time shows, parties, character experiences and more being added across all four parks, now, more than ever, is the time to plan a trip to “The Most Magical Place on Earth!”

So what’s in store for Early 2019? Here’s just a sampling:

Magic Kingdom® Park

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration – celebrating 90 years of the true originals, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse! Highlights include:
    • A reimagined “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party” (Jan. 18 – ongoing)
    • New songs for entertainers on Main Street, U.S.A.® (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
    • Limited-time magical moments across the park (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
    • Specialty merchandise and food & beverage offerings

Epcot®

  • Two of our client’s favorite festivals at Epcot® are returning for Spring of 2019!
    • The Epcot® International Festival of the Arts will expanded their “Disney on Broadway Concert Series” to seven days a week! (Jan. 18 – Feb. 25)
    • The Garden Rocks Concert Series at Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival will also be expanded to seven days a week! (March 6 – June 3)
  • In the second half of 2019, we’ll bid a fond farewell to IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth as the park prepares for an all-new nighttime spectacular. (No Dates Announced)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

  • Party with Pixar Pals and More as Disney’s Hollywood Studios Marks 30 Years
    • Celebrate the Incredibles at Pixar Place – Pixar Place will be transformed into a Metroville city block where you can meet super suit designer Edna Mode, search for Jack-Jack, and celebrate the heroic deeds of Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone during a special party! (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
    • You’ll have a chance to Meet Mike and Sulley from Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. at Walt Disney Presents (Jan. 18 – ongoing)
    • Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will open as a new show experience giving the generation of rookie racers an opportunity to learn from Lightning’s years of experience on the track. (spring 2019 – ongoing)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

  • Celebrate 25 Years of ‘The Lion King’
    • “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party” – Party with Timon and Rafiki with music, dancing and games inspired by “The Lion King.” (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
    • “The Lion King” three-dimensional photo opportunities re-creating iconic moments from the movie. (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)

And if you’ve not visited recently, you’ll enjoy two lands that have debuted over the past two years – Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom®.

Contact your Magic Maker® today to start planning!

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By | 2018-09-20T16:47:44+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|0 Comments

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, Sep. 17 – Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
Port Canaveral, FL 4-Night Bahamian
Disney Dream 10/01/2018 5A
4-Night Bahamian
Disney Dream 10/22/2018 5B
4-Night Bahamian
Disney Dream 10/29/2018 5B
4-Night Bahamian
Disney Dream 11/05/2018 5B
7-Night W. Caribbean
Disney Fantasy 11/24/2018 5C
4-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 12/10/2018 7A
7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 12/15/2018 5C
4-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 12/17/2018 7A
4-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 01/14/2019 7A

 

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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.

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.

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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)

  • Thu., Sep. 20, 2018 (9p – 12a)
  • 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 | 2018-09-10T15:52:09+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|2 Comments

‘Disney Early Morning Magic’

Walt Disney World® Resort is featuring two special events giving guests breakfast and early morning access to favorite Magic Kingdom® Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® attractions.

On select mornings, Disney Early Morning Magic will allow limited-entry, first-access to Magic Kingdom® Park’s Fantasyland® or Disney’s Hollywood Studios® Toy Story Land 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:

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

 

Magic Kingdom® Park: Official check-in will take place near the far left turnstiles of the Main Entrance to Magic Kingdom® park beginning at 7:30 AM. Guests who have purchased both regular theme park admission and a special event will receive an event sticker for identification upon check-in. Starting at 7:45 AM, event Guests will be admitted into the park and guided into Fantasyland®. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Peter Pan’s Flight® are the only attractions that will be operational during this special event. From 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM, breakfast will be available at Pinocchio Village Haus. 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 a Disney Early Morning Admission ticket. The number of tickets for these events is limited. In addition, 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.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios®: Separate Disney’s Hollywood Studios admission is required. Check-in will take place at the Main Entrance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests who have purchased both regular Disney’s Hollywood Studios admission and Disney Early Morning Magic event entry will receive a wristband for identification upon check-in. During this special event, the only attractions available will be Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania! along with opportunities to meet Buzz, Woody and Jessie. Guests must be 38” or taller to experience Slinky Dog Dash and 32” or taller to experience Alien Swirling Saucers. Guests with a 7:30 AM reservation will begin in Toy Story Land and breakfast will be available from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Other reservation times may be available based on capacity. At approximately 9:00 AM, the theme park will open to Guests with regular theme park admission tickets and event-only attraction access will end. If using Walt Disney World Transportation, please confirm transportation schedules as reservation times may be outside of transportation operating hours. Please allow up to 1.5 hours to get to your destination when traveling within Walt Disney World property. 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 | 2018-08-22T08:45:05+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|Tags: |0 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!