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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, Dec. 2 – Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
Port Canaveral, FL 3-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 12/20/2019 7A
7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 01/11/2020 5C
7-Night W. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 02/01/2020 5A
7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 02/08/2020 5A
7-Night W. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 02/15/2020 5C
7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 02/22/2020 5C
7-Night W. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 02/29/2020 5C
 Miami, FL
5-Night Bahamian Disney Magic 01/09/2020 Select
  5-Night W. Caribbean Disney Magic 01/18/2020 Select
  5-Night Bahamian Disney Magic 01/27/2020 Select
  5-Night W. Caribbean Disney Magic 02/01/2020 Select
  5-Night Bahamian Disney Magic 02/10/2020 Select
  5-Night Bahamian Disney Magic 02/24/2020 Select
  5-Night W. Caribbean Disney Magic 02/29/2020 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.

Thanksgiving Morning: Who Doesn’t Love A Parade?

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from Off to Neverland Travel®!

For more than 90 years, Thanksgiving morning in the U.S. has been synonymous with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. Several generations have made it a tradition to tune in and see the floats, performances, and of course the giant balloons!

The Walt Disney Company’s roots in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® begin back in 1934 when Walt Disney helped design the first Mickey Mouse balloon. Measuring at 40 feet tall, the hand-painted Mickey Mouse balloon debuted in what was then called the Macy’s Santa Claus Parade. 25 handlers dressed in Mickey and Minnie costumes escorted the Mickey balloon down the parade route. Also in that parade were four smaller balloons that Walt Disney created with the help of Tony Sarg – Pluto, a 34-foot-tall Big Bad Wolf, a 31-foot-tall Little Pig, and a 12 ½-foot-tall Horace Horsecollar.

Since then, many of our favorite Disney characters have appeared in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. This years parade, which starts Thanksgiving morning at 9am Eastern, will be no exception.

Here’s a few fun facts for the Disney Frozen’s Olaf balloon you may catch a glimpse of:

  • Stands 60 feet tall and 32 feet wide
  • Requires 90 handlers to navigate the parade route
  • About 16x the size of real Olaf
  • If the Olaf balloon were made of actual snow, it would be enough to cover the surface of the Matterhorn Bobsleds Mountain at Disneyland® Resort

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 credit may not be redeemed for cash, refunded, transferred or applied toward room rate, and expires at 11:59 p.m. on package departure date. Stays must be for consecutive nights. Limit 2 rooms per reservation. Excludes suites and 3-bedroom Grand Villas. Additional charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Advance reservations required.

Early 2020 Savings at the Disneyland® Resort

Get ready to celebrate a brand new year by staying right in the middle of the can’t-miss fun of the Disneyland® Resort! Celebrate your favorite Disney•Pixar stories and characters at Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure® Park. And in Walt’s original park, Disneyland® Park, find your inner child as you enjoy a mix of nostalgic attractions, world-class entertainment, and visits from beloved Disney friends.

Contact your Magic Maker® today! Availability is limited!

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Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room type at the same hotel for travel most Sunday through Thursday nights from January 5 through April 16, 2020. Book from November 12, 2019 through March 14, 2020; travel must be completed by April 17, 2020. Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Family 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 Walt Disney World® Resort

Walt Disney World® Resort has announced the extension of events giving guests after-hours access to some of the resort’s favorite attractions and character experiences.

On select nights, Magic Kingdom® and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Parks will remain open 3 extra hours for those with special event tickets for 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.

Here’s more details on the event:

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

Parks 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.

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, the program continues to be enhanced and more participating locations are added often to make it 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
  • Peco Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • The Lunching Pad
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant


  • Electric Umbrella

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

  • ABC Commissary
  • Backlot Express
  • Catalina Eddie’s
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
  • Fairfax Fare
  • Milk Stand
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Ronto Roasters
  • Rosie’s All-American Café
  • Woody’s Lunch Box

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

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

Disney Springs™

  • D-Luxe Burger

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

  • World Premiere Food Court

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

  • Intermission Food Court

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

  • End Zone Food Court

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • The Mara

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

  • Landscape of Flavors

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Centertown Market
  • Spyglass Grill

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Contempo Café

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Gasparilla Island Grill

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • Capt. Cook’s

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Everything POP Shopping & Dining

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

  • Riverside Mill Food Court

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • The Artist’s Palette

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • Roaring Fork

Here’s a video overview of how it works!

Contact your Magic Maker® for more details!

By |2019-10-22T13:41:35-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|0 Comments

Early 2020 Walt Disney World Room Discounts

Give the Gift of a Magical Stay this Holiday!

Bypass the hustle and bustle of the holidays and make your shopping easier than ever by giving the gift of a magical vacation this year! With his merry offer, your loved ones will enjoy everything “The Most Magical Place on Earth” has to offer – from new adventures inside Star Wars: Galaxy’ Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® to the beloved attractions of Magic Kingdom® Park! Now is the time to work with our Magic Makers® to plan the perfect vacation that will create memories that last a lifetime!

Additional per-adult charges may apply if there are more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts, and Studios at Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Disney Gift Card offer: Only available with a ticket package that includes a room and minimum 6-day ticket. Everyone in the room must be on the same package. Value of $30 USD per person ages 3 and up on the reservation will be available on one gift card for the entire reservation. If you complete online check-in in advance, the Disney Gift Card will be emailed to you on the day of your arrival. Otherwise, you’ll be asked for your email address when you check in at the Front Desk of your Disney Resort hotel―and the Disney Gift Card will be sent to that email address. The email will contain a bar code for using the Disney Gift Card. If you don’t receive your Disney Gift Card in your inbox, please check your spam folder or stop by the Front Desk for assistance. Disney Gift Card is usable only to buy goods and services at participating locations including Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Disney store locations in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and shopDisney.com. Not refundable or redeemable for cash unless required by law. Not redeemable to purchase another gift card, or towards previously purchased goods or services. Not a credit or debit card. Does not expire and no fees apply. Lost, stolen, or damaged gift cards cannot be replaced without required proof of purchase and complete gift card number. Disney Gift Card Services, Inc. (“DGCS”) is the card issuer and sole obligor to cardholder and is not responsible for any unauthorized use of card. Card is valid only if obtained at select Disney locations in the US, Canada or Puerto Rico or authorized third-party distributors. Card is not valid and will not be honored if obtained from unauthorized sellers or resellers, including through Internet auction sites. For balance inquiry, participating locations and additional terms and conditions (including arbitration agreement) for this gift card, visit DisneyGiftCard.com or call (877) 650-4327. DGCS reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the gift card upon notice at DisneyGiftCard.com. Purchase, use or acceptance of card constitutes acceptance of these terms.

Kids Dine Free Offer at Walt Disney World® Resort

2020 is an Incredible Year to visit Walt Disney World® Resort!

Walt Disney World® Resort is brimming with new attractions, entertainment, and experiences your family won’t want to miss! At Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, live your adventure in a galaxy far, far away in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge as you enjoy two brand new attractions – Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (opening Dec. 5, 2019). And at Epcot®, explore the arts during the Epcot® International Festival of the Arts (Jan. 17 to Feb. 24) and welcome the spring season at the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival (Mar. 4 to Jun. 1). Once the sun sets, celebrate the past, present and future of the park with the new nighttime spectacular, Epcot® Forever!

Don’t Let This Special Offer Get Away!

Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability! Book early for best availability and pricing!

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The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Child must stay in room with adult. Advance reservations required. Disney dining plans exclude gratuities. Children ages 3 to 9 must order from the children’s menu, if available. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase. Theme park admission is required for some dining locations. Theme park ticket valid for admission beginning date of check-in and must be used within a limited number of days, depending on length of stay and ticket. Visit disneydestinationstickets.com/usage for more details. One merchandise bag per room. One Disney PhotoPass 5X7 photo print per room. One stroller rental for each Theme Park ticket day. The initial voucher provided must be presented at one of the Walt Disney World Theme Park stroller rental locations to initiate rental and then a receipt will be provided for the remaining rental day(s). Type of stroller (single or double) will be provided based on availability. Only offered at select Disney Value Resorts hotels. Length of stay requirements apply. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.

‘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 |2019-10-03T09:49:47-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Disney News, Walt Disney World News|Tags: |1 Comment

Disney Cruise Line Releases Early 2021 Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line has released itineraries through May of 2021, continuing the magic in favorite ports of call in the Caribbean, Bahamas and Mexican Riviera!

Disney Cruise Line will be setting sail to so many fantastic places! They’ve selected the most stunning destinations in the world for your family to explore and make memories. From timeless tropical locales to breathtaking golden beaches, the decision on which itinerary to select can be difficult. But with many East Coast itineraries featuring a stop at Disney Castaway Cay – Disney’s private island paradise reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests – any choice is a good one!

Which Cruise Will You Choose?

Click below for a look at what’s ‘on deck’ for early 2021!

Return to New Orleans

Back by Popular Demand

Back by popular demand, the Disney Wonder will once again call the bayou home for sailings in January and February 2021. Itineraries include a pair of four- and five-night cruises to the Western Caribbean, three seven-night sailings to the Bahamas with a stop at Castaway Cay, and a 14-night Panama Canal cruise ending in San Diego.

Popular Itineraries from Texas and California

from Galveston, TX and San Diego, CA

The Disney Wonder will also return to the popular home ports of Galveston and San Diego in early 2021. Itineraries from Texas include a series of four- and six-night Western Caribbean cruises and one seven-night Bahamian departure with stops at Key West, Nassau and Castaway Cay. From California, a variety of three-, four- and five-night Baja and seven-night Mexican Riviera sailings will be offered as well as one five-night Pacific Coast sailing to Vancouver.

Sailings from the Sunshine State

from Port Canaveral and Miami, Florida

Disney Cruise Line will have three ships sailing to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Florida in early 2021, with every cruise including a day at Disney Castaway Cay! In Miami, the Disney Magic will sail three-, four- and five-night Bahamian and Western Caribbean cruises. From Port Canaveral, the Disney Fantasy will sail seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries while the Disney Dream will sail three- and four-night Bahamian cruises.

Bookings for early 2021 open to the general public on Oct. 3, 2019 with advance booking opportunities for Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club Members according to the following schedule:

  • Sep. 30, 2019: Platinum Castaway Club Members
  • Oct. 1, 2019: Gold Castaway Club Members
  • Oct. 2, 2019: Silver Castaway Club Members, Disney Vacation Club Members, and Adventures by Disney® Insiders

Since pricing tends to increase as availability becomes more limited, we always suggest clients book early! Contact your Magic Maker® today and prepare to set sail!

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