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‘MARVEL™ Day at Sea’ on Select Disney Cruise Line Sailings

In addition to the already announced 2019 dates, MARVEL™ Day at Sea will be returning for select Disney Magic sailings in 2020! This action-packed day will bring the epic adventures of the MARVEL™ Universe to a ship in floating somewhere the Atlantic.

There will be events geared to guests of all ages. Planned activities include:

  • Meet-and-Greets with Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America and other MARVEL™ Universe Super Heroes
  • A spectacular MARVEL™-themed party on the ship’s upper deck complete with music, dancing and games
  • A finale to the party that only a Super Hero could arrange – including a stunning display of themed pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects, and MARVEL™ Super Heroes and Super Villains
  • MARVEL™-themed trivia for kids and families
  • MARVEL™-themed games, activities and arts and crafts offered throughout the day in the Oceaneer Club.
  • Special merchandise and unique food and beverage offerings

All the unforgettable fun of MARVEL™ Day at Sea will occur one day during select Disney Magic sailings from Miami. Those sailing dates are:

5-night Western Caribbean –  include a stop at Castaway Cay and either Cozumel, Mexico, or Grand Cayman

  • 2019Feb. 3, 17; Mar. 3
  • 2020Jan. 18; Feb. 1, 15, 29

5-night Bahamian –  include a stop at Key West, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; and Castaway Cay

  • 2019 – Feb. 8, 22; Mar. 8
  • 2020 – Jan. 9, 27; Feb. 10, 24; Mar. 9

These sailings are guaranteed to bring out your superhuman abilities! Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability!

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Activities and events subject to change.

‘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 2019 dates,  Star Wars™ Day at Sea will be returning to nine select sailings on the Disney Fantasy in early 2020! 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 all ten 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

  • 2019Feb. 2, 16; and Mar. 2
  • 2020 – Jan. 4, 18; Feb. 1, 15 and 29

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

  • 2019Feb. 9, 23
  • 2020 – Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 8, 22

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.

2019 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.

2019 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Event Dates:

  • Aug. – 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
  • Sep. – 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
  • Oct. – 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31
  • Nov. – 1

Pricing varies by date, but start at $79 in advance or $89 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.

Early 2019 Walt Disney World Room Discounts

New Year, New Experiences at the Walt Disney World® Resort

Reset and recharge from the hustle of the holidays at “The Most Magical Place on Earth!” From discovering what’s new at the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival to exploring Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® theme park, there’s truly something for everyone inside this magical Vacation Kingdom! When you pair these all-new experiences with the following special savings, now is the time to work with our Magic Makers® to plan the perfect vacation that will create memories that last a lifetime!

For a limited time, save up to 20% at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Jan. 3 – Apr. 27, 2019.

Not only will you enjoy staying closer to the magic, your stay will also include an array of special Disney touches and magical extras that only on-property guests receive.

Travel Dates:

  • Book a room at select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels and save up to 20% on stays most nights Jan. 3 – Apr. 27, 2019 when you book by Apr. 27, 2019

Contact your Magic Maker® travel professional today for pricing and availability!

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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. Valid admission is required and not included in this offer to enjoy the theme parks.

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!

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
Jan. 9 – 13, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration currently open – limited availability

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Feb. 21 – 24, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration currently open – limited availability

Star Wars™ Rival Run Weekend
Apr. 4 – 7, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration currently open – limited availability

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, 2019 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens Mar. 19, 2019 at 10am Eastern

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
Jan. 8 – 12, 2020 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens Apr. 16, 2019 at 10am Eastern

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Feb. 20 – 23, 2020 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens Jun. 4, 2019 at 10am Eastern

Star Wars™ Rival Run Weekend
Apr. 16 – 19, 2020 │ Walt Disney World® Resort
Registration opens Jul. 16, 2019 at 10am Eastern

Contact your Magic Maker® travel professional for additional information!

Disney Cruise Line Offers 50% Off Deposits

This Year’s New Year Resolution – Together Time!

2019 is the year to make wonderful family memories! That’s easy with the help of Disney Cruise Line’s Broadway-style shows, delicious dining and incredible deck parties. But the fun isn’t just onboard; you’ll visit amazing ports of call from tropical wonderlands to enchanting European escapes. As an added bonus, book by February 15, 2019 and enjoy 50% off* the required deposit on select 2019 – 2020 sailings!

Offer Details:

When you book a select Disney cruise of 4 nights or longer that’s scheduled to set sail between June 23, 2019 and May 30, 2020, you’ll pay just half of the typical deposit on the day of booking with the remainder of the deposit due with final payment! Disney Cruise Line offers flexible payment options with final payment typically due 90-120 days prior to travel. To take advantage of this offer, you must book by February 15, 2019!

Contact your Magic Maker® Travel Professional today to turn “family time” into “once upon a time!”

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*Remaining balance due at time of final payment. Valid for new bookings only on sailings booked by February 15, 2019. Valid on all 4-night or longer sailings that do not require final payment at time of booking and take place between Jun. 22, 2019 and May 30, 2020. This offer is valid from Dec. 21, 2018 to Feb. 15, 2019. U.S. and Canada only. No booking code is needed. Taxes, fees and port expenses, gratuities and Port Adventures are not included. Not valid on categories with restrictions (IGT, OGT, VGT), suites or Concierge-level staterooms. Rates are in U.S. dollars. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers and discounts. Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions.

19 Reasons to Visit a Disney destination in 2019

The one constant at Disney destinations is change! In the early days of Disneyland® Park, Walt was famously quoted talking about the future of the park:

“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”

Walt Disney

2019 will be no different for Disney destinations –  adding new and limited-time shows, parties, experiences, resorts, restaurants and lands across their properties! We’re excited about what’s to come in 2019 and wanted to share some of our favorites.

In no particular order, here’s our 19 Reasons to visit Disney destinations in 2019!

Contact your Magic Maker® Travel Professional TODAY to add some Magic to your 2019!

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2019 ‘Garden Rocks’ Concert Series Lineup Announced

Live music will once take center stage when the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival returns this spring!

The Garden Rocks™ Concert Series invites a broad range of decades and popular artists to the 26th annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival, which takes place Mar. 6 – Jun. 3, 2019.

Happening each day of the Festival, the Garden Rocks™ Concert Series welcomes several new-to-the-festival acts and some fan favorites from past years. This year’s lineup includes:

  • Mar. 6-9 – TBA
  • Mar. 9-10 – Glass Tiger
  • Mar. 11-16 – TBA
  • Mar. 17-20 – Simple Plan
  • Mar. 21-27 – TBA
  • Mar. 28-29 – Berlin featuring Terri Nunn
  • Mar. 30-31 – The Smithereens NEW
  • Apr. 3-4 –  Christopher Cross NEW
  • Apr. 5-7 –  The Spinners
  • Apr. 8-11 – TBA
  • Apr. 12-13 – Sister Sledge NEW
  • Apr. 14-16 – TBA
  • Apr. 17-19 – Sister Hazel NEW
  • Apr. 20-21 – Steven Curtis Chapman NEW
  • Apr. 22-23 – TobyMac NEW
  • Apr. 24-26 – Lonestar
  • Apr. 27-30 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
  • May 1-4 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
  • May 5-7 – Don Felder, Formerly of the Eagles
  • May 8-19 – TBA
  • May 20-21 – Colin Hay of Men at Work NEW
  • May 22-31 – TBA
  • Jun. 1-3 – TBA

Performances take place inside the America Gardens Theatre at 5:30p, 6:45p and 8:00p. Shows are included with Epcot® admission and are subject to change without notice.

Guaranteed concert seating is available by reserving a Garden Rocks Dining Package and enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner at select Epcot® restaurants.

Contact your Magic Maker® today to find out how you can experience Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival!

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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
  • 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.
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