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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, Jul. 16 – Sunday, Jul. 22, 2018

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
Port Canaveral, FL 3-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 08/24/2018 7A
7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 08/25/2018 5C
4-Night Bahamian
Disney Dream 09/03/2018 5A
7-Night W. Caribbean
Disney Fantasy 09/08/2018 5C
4-Night Bahamian
Disney Dream 09/10/2018 5A
7-Night W. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 09/15/2018 5C
4-Night Bahamian
Disney Dream 09/17/2018 5A
7-Night W. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 09/29/2018 5C
4-Night Bahamian
Disney Dream 10/01/2018 5A
7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 10/20/2018 5C
4-Night Bahamian
Disney Dream 10/22/2018 7A
4-Night Bahamian
Disney Dream 10/29/2018 7A
7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 12/15/2018 5C
Miami, FL 5-Night Bahamian Disney Magic 12/14/2018 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.

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 | 2018-07-06T14:50:32+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Categories: Disney News, Disneyland News, Disneyland Specials|0 Comments

2018 Epcot® Candlelight Processional Dining Packages Available July 11th

Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) for the 2018 Epcot® Candlelight Processional Dining packages will open for booking on Wed., July 11th.  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 – 12/2 – TBD
  • 12/3 – 12/6 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/7 – 12/9 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/10 – 12/12 – TBD
  • 12/13 – 12/14 – Blair Underwood
  • 12/15 – 12/17 – Gary Sinise
  • 12/18 – 12/20 – Pat Sajak
  • 12/21 – 12/23 – TBD
  • 12/24 – 12/25 – Edward James Olmos
  • 12/26 – 12/27 – Jodi Benson
  • 12/28 – 12/30 – TBD

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.

Fall into a Season of Fun & Savings

Fall into a Season of Fun & Savings at the Walt Disney World® Resort

With an schedule full of upcoming limited-time holiday events, now is the time to plan your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation!

This fall, you’ll fine a festival of flavors at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival and spooktacular fun at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party inside Magic Kingdom® Park. And later in the year, you can celebrate the holidays with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays!

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


The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per adult charges may apply if there are more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion

The ‘Ultimate Disney Fall into Magic Package’ Now Available

The Walt Disney Travel Company has announced an ‘Ultimate Disney Fall into Magic Package’ that will help your family kick off fall with a list of amazing experiences! With several special and exclusive inclusions, this package won’t last long!

Here are the details:

Ultimate Disney Fall into Magic Package

Special Package Inclusions:

  • Exclusive “Welcome to Fall” dinner at Epcot® inspired by the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival (9/4)
  • Nighttime Kilimanjaro Safaris® tour followed by an exclusive showing of Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® theme park after park closing (9/5)
  • Two hours of exclusive evening access to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® (9/6)
  • Tickets to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom® park (9/7)

Walt Disney Travel Company Package Details:

  • 5-night stay at a Disney Moderate, Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort
  • 4-day Magic Your Way® tickets with Park Hopper® option

Travel Dates: Sep. 3-8, 2018
Booking Dates: Now – Aug. 19, 2018

Availability for this special package is extremely limited, so contact your Magic Maker® right away!

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The number of packages available for purchase is limited. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Valid theme park admission required to attend theme park events included with this offer. Theme park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be by December 31, 2019. Offer excludes 3-bedroom Grand Villas.

2019 Walt Disney World® Resort Vacation Packages Now Available

The wait is now over! Off to Neverland Travel® is now booking 2019 vacation packages for Walt Disney World® Resort!

On June 19th, 2018, The Walt Disney World® Resort opened bookings for 2019 vacation packages for arrivals January 1st through December 31st, 2019. However, because system limitations prevent us from booking stays where the last date of your vacation would be more than 499 days in the future, visits for November and December 2019 won’t be available until later this summer.

Introduced in 2018 and continuing for 2019, Magic Your Way Vacation Packages that include a Disney Dining Plan will offer several beverage options during meals*. Guests under 21 can choose (1) non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered). Guests over 21 can choose either one (1) single serving non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one (1) single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement.

A single serving non-alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Artisanal Milkshakes
  • Fresh Smoothies
  • Premium Hot chocolates
  • Soda, Coffee, or Tea
A single serving alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Beer or Cider
  • Wine or Sangria
  • Mixed Drinks and Specialty Cocktails

Also, when you book your 2019 Walt Disney World® Resort Vacation Package through the Walt Disney Travel Company and Off to Neverland Travel®, your package comes with several Magical Extras to help make your stay extra special**. Here’s a look at the Magical Extras offered for all 2019 packages:


Contact your Magic Maker® today to start planning your 2019 Walt Disney World® Resort Vacation!

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*Most beer, wine and mixed drink beverages included, some exceptions apply. Guests must be age 21 and over and present valid ID to be served one (1) alcoholic beverage. Alcoholic beverages may only be redeemed with a quick-service or table-service meal entitlement.
**Benefits are valid for arrivals January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. To receive any of the benefits listed, the Magical Extras Savings Card must be presented at time of purchase or a voucher must be presented to the host or hostess at participating locations. Benefits can only be used during your Walt Disney Travel Company package stay and are nontransferable and void if sold. All benefits, services and locations are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions and exclusions may apply. All offers are not valid with any other offer, discount or promotion. Valid for the number of Guests in the package. All dining discounts exclude applicable tax and gratuities. May not be redeemed for cash in whole or in part. Other restrictions may apply.

5 Savory Reasons to Attend the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival

One of our guests favorite things to do during their Walt Disney World® Resort vacation is getting to experience any of the festivals hosted at Epcot®. From the Epcot® International Festival of the Arts and Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival in Spring to the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival in fall and Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays in December, the events are filled with global experiences and cuisine!

The most palate-pleasing of the festivals is the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival. Taking place this year from Aug. 30 – Nov. 12, 2018, the festival provides guests the opportunity to experience hands-on culinary workshops and demonstrations, explore marketplaces to taste tapas from around the world, and get their gourmet groove on at nightly Eat to the Beat concerts!

There’s always something new each year at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival, so even if you’ve been before there’s many reasons to return!

Here’s our Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival:

1 Eat to the Beat Concert Series- Enjoy nightly performances from a star-studded lineup inside the America Gardens Theatre! You’ll find artists from yesterday and today from pop to country to R&B and more! The best part is the Eat to the Beat Concerts are included with valid Epcot® admission! CLICK HERE to see who’ll be performing during your visit! Also be sure to ask your Magic Maker® about Eat to the Beat dining packages – the best way to ensure you’ll get to see your favorite band!

2 Global Marketplaces- Be prepared to eat your way around the World! Global Marketplaces are kiosks scattered around Epcot® Future World and World Showcase offering gourmet small plates at exotic drinks! Each marketplace has its own theme and an accompanying menu. While a listing of this year’s Marketplaces and menus have not been announced yet, we have been given a sneak peek at three new offerings:

  • New Brunswick Slider: Slow-braised Beef Brisket “Pot Roast Style” with Horseradish Cream, Crispy Fried Onions on a Potato Roll with Pickled Vegetables on the side
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Parmesan Cheese, and Pumpkin Seeds
  • Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak, smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro

Each year Epcot® Chefs are sure to include a variety of options – even some that are Vegan or Gluten Free! For our guests that will be using on of the Disney Dining Plans, snack credits can be used on most small plates so be sure to save your dining credits!

3 Seminars and Demonstrations- Every year, the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival hosts many different Culinary Demonstrations, Beverage Seminars, and Cheese Seminars. Each session is lead by an industry pro and discusses culinary tips, tricks, and of course some samples! There is a nominal charge (and Epcot® admission required) for these sessions, but we’ve always found them to be well worth the price. Reservations for all the seminars and demonstrations open on Jun. 14, so be sure to contact your Magic Maker® if you are interested in any of them! Click below for their respective schedules:

4 Sunday Brunch with the Chef- Here’s your chance to dine with your favorite TV Chef! This 2-hour experience includes a breakfast buffet while the celebrity guest gives out tips and tricks and holds a Q&A session. After, you’ll there will be a meet & greet opportunity for everyone in attendance to get their picture taken with the guest of honor! The Sunday Brunch with the Chef experience is $129 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot® admission is required. Reservations for this also open on Jun. 14, so be sure to contact your Magic Maker® if you are interested!

CLICK HERE to view the listing of scheduled Chefs

5 Family Fun- Don’t worry if your kids aren’t adventurous eaters – there’s plenty of other fun for them! You’ll find a fun and innovative playground set up around to help them burn off some energy. New for 2018, a Character Dance Party will take place on Friday and Saturday night and a complimentary Junior Chef Kitchen experience will take place every Sunday. And spend some find searching for Remy all around the Festival by participating in Remy’s Ratatouille Hide ‘n’ Squeak Scavenger Hunt!

It’s not too late to plan your trip to experience the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival! Contact your Magic Maker® today.

Upcoming runDisney Event and Registration Dates

If you aren’t familiar with runDisney races, they are family-friendly running events that are held at the Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts. Ranging from 5K to marathons and even kids runs, the races are a creative way to bring new runners to the sport by utilizing the popularity of Disney Parks. It’s a perfect match! So perfect, in fact, that runDisney has become one of the largest race organizers in the United States – both in terms of the number of races and runners. Each year more than 200,000 runners participate in a runDisney event!

NOTE: Due to construction, all runDisney race weekends at the Disneyland® Resort have been placed on hiatus beginning in 2018 – including the associated Coast to Coast Race Challenges.

Below is a listing of the upcoming runDisney events. Planning for registration is just as important as planning for the event itself as some races sell out within hours!

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 1-4, 2018 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration currently open – limited availability

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
Jan. 9 – 13, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens – Jul. 19, 2018

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Feb. 21 – 24, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens – Aug. 7, 2018

Star Wars™ Rival Run Weekend
Apr. 4 – 7, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens – Aug. 28, 2018

Contact your Magic Maker® for additional information!