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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Nine Dragons Restaurant Celebrates ‘Year of the Monkey’

This year, 2016, is the Chinese “Year of the Monkey.”  In celebration, Nine Dragons in China Pavilion at Epcot in Walt Disney World will be offering some new items on their menu plus a price fixe lunch menu!
New Menu Items at Nine Dragons Restaurant in Epcot to Celebrate the Year of the Monkey
The price fix lunch special will be 3 courses (appetizer, entree and dessert) for $17.98 - which is a great deal!  Guests will have a choice of spring rolls or pot stickers for their appetizer.  For their lunch entrees guests will have three choices: Happily Family, with sliced chicken breast, beef and shrimp stir fry; Moo Goo Gai Pan with stir-fried chicken breast, mushrooms and snow peas; and General Tso’s Chicken Buns Lunch Box with three steamed buns and hot-and-sour soup.  The third course offered on the price fixe menu is dessert with a choice of strawberry-red bean ice cream or ginger-caramel ice cream. 
The special addition item to Nine Dragons' menu, just for Year of the Monkey, are three steamed buns: braised pork belly served with chili aioli; sweet-and-sour, batter-fried fish buns topped with pork floss (pork floss is dry, fluffy shredded pork seasoned with soy sauce and sugar); and General Tso’s Chicken buns with batter-fried chicken breast.  
These menu additions will remain on the menu until January 27, 2017.  Nine Dragons Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and accepts the Disney Dining Plan. Various discount programs are also accepted at Nine Dragons including: Annual Passholder, Disney Vacation Club, Tables in Wonderland and Golden Oak (all these discounts are 20% for the month of February to celebrate the Chinese New Year). 


Friday, January 29, 2016

Welcome Aboard Disney Cruise Line

Welcome aboard Disney Cruise Line – you’re about to chart a course for
magic, a real life dream come true. And whether you’re traveling as a
family or as a couple, the possibilities are as countless as the stars
in the sky.




If you're interested in going on a Disney Cruise, email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com - for a FREE, no obligation vacation quote!  Or simply fill out the form below! As a Disney vacation specialist, let me put my expert knowledge to your benefit and help you plan a magical vacation!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Aulani Deal Expiring Soon!

You can save 30% on stays of 5 nights or more, or 25% on 4-night stays when you book an Aulani, Disney Resort and Spa vacation!  But you need to hurry, this warm offer expires Feb. 8, 2016!  This offer is valid for stays most nights through March 17, 2016.




If you're interested in an Aulani vacation in Hawaii, email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com - for a FREE, no obligation vacation quote!  Or simply fill out the form below! As a Disney vacation specialist, let me put my expert knowledge to your benefit and help you plan a magical vacation!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Aulani, A Disney Resort in Hawai'i

You'll call it amazing - we call it Aulani.





Walt Disney Imagineers worked hand in hand with Hawaiian locals to create Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina. Voted No. 1 in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2014 for Top Family Hotel in the U.S.A, Aulani celebrates Hawaiian culture, history and traditions.


Want to visit this amazing resort? Email me, lauren@magicaltravel.com, a Disney vacation specialists and I'll help you get there! 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Step Inside Be Our Guest Restaurant

Be Our Guest Restaurant, in New Fantasyland at the Walt Disney World Resort, features a lavish dining experience in the elegant ballroom, delicate Rose Gallery and mysterious "West Wing" of the Beast's Castle. The magnificent space offers "great food fast" lunch service by day and full-service table dining at night.  Be Our Guest is also now open for a Quick-Service style breakfast!  All three dining experiences — themed to the story of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" — feature French-inspired cuisine.






Be Our Guest Restaurant is also one of the hardest Advance Dining Reservations to get. However, if you use me to book your next Walt Disney World vacation, I will use all my available resources to try and get you at least one dining exepierence at Be Our Guest! Email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com - for a FREE, no obligation vacation quote today! Or use the handy form below! 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Star Wars Awakens | Disneyland Resort

Discover new and updated Star Wars experiences that bring you closer to the epic saga than ever before. The blockbuster Star Wars movies transport viewers to a galaxy far, far away—and you can visit that galaxy at the Disneyland Resort!



If you're interested in going to Disneyland Resort, email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com - for a FREE, no obligation vacation quote!  Or, simply fill out the form below!  As a Disney vacation specialist, let me put my expert knowledge to your benefit and help you plan a magical vacation!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Disney Cruise Line Staterooms

Did you know that the spacious staterooms of the Disney Cruise Line ships are designed with families in mind? Whichever you chose, you’ll enjoy personal space to share – and of course, spectacular Disney service. Watch this video to discover the different stateroom styles and categories available for your next Disney cruise.




If you're interested in going on a Disney Cruise, email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com - for a FREE, no obligation vacation quote!  Or simply fill out the form below! As a Disney vacation specialist, let me put my expert knowledge to your benefit and help you plan a magical vacation!

Why Should I Book your Disney Trip with Me

The number one question I get as a travel agent is "Why should I book my Disney trip with you?" And I normally have a few minutes with someone to try and convince them that they should book with me.  And then I thought of all of the internet traffic that I might be getting, where people are asking the same question but I dont have the opportunity to answer.  So here are my answers to that questions - why you should book your Disney vacation with me.

1. Same quoted price, more Pixie Dust.  I'm going to quote you the same price the Walt Disney Travel Company is going to quote you if you were to booked your Disney trip yourself.  However, I am paid my commission from the Walt Disney Travel Company - never, ever from my clients.  Because Walt Disney Travel Company pays me, I am able to extend some Pixie Dust to my clients and make their vacations a bit more affordable if you book with me.

Pixie Dust comes in small packages

2. Experience. I was trained by The Walt Disney Travel Company to learn their product, and a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge.  By graduating from this College of Disney knowledge means I’ve joined an elite group of travel industry professionals who have attained a special knowledge of the Disneyland® Resort, WaltDisney World® Resort, Disney Cruise Line®, Adventures by Disney®, and Aulani, aDisney Resort & Spa.  I've been to Walt Disney World many times and have gone on many Disney vacations to know what I am selling to my clients.  This is beneficial to you because I know the questions to your answers.  Questions like: What should I pack? What should I do if I'm not going to a theme park?  Where's the closest bathroom to this?  I need to rent a stroller/wheelchair/reclining chair, where do I get that from?  We are celebrating a birthday, how do I order a cake to show up at dinner?  I'm going with a baby for the first time, any tips? and many more questions I'm able to answer because of my extensive Disney knowledge and experience.
I'm a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge.

3. Honesty.   I've always been told that honesty is the best policy and this is something I take very seriously as a travel agent.  I'm going to tell you my honest opinion and let you decide what is best for you.  Most travel agents will paint you a perfect picture - not me because that isn't what I would want, I would want to know the truth when planning my vacation.  I'm going to tell you if I think you should or should not stay in a certain room or stateroom category based on your family's needs.  I'm going to let you know if the restaurant you want to eat serves good food and has good service.  I'm also going to let you know if a certain ride or attraction is going to be worth the FastPass+ reservation or if you should use it elsewhere. Why? Because you're spending your hard-earned money to go on this vacation and I think it should be the best it can be - plus I would want to know the truth.

4. Save you time and money.  Planning a Disney trip takes a lot of time.  From looking for discounts, to waking up at very early hours to reserve your Advance Dining Reservations and  staying up late into the night to make FastPass+ selections - a Disney trip takes a lot of your time.  If you book your trip with me, you don't have to worry about it! I am going to look for the best deal for your vacation - at least daily thus saving you time and money.  I'm going to wake up early, so you don't have to, and make your dining reservations.  I'm going to stay up late to make your FastPass+ reservations so you don't have to!  Want to change something? Simply let me know and I'll make the changes for you.  Not only will I be saving you time and money, I'll be simplifying the Disney vacation for you.

5. More Pixie Dust.  I want your vacation to be as magical as possible and I want you to start being excited about it the moment you place your deposit.  Thus you will start receiving Pixie Dust from me the day you book!  If you book with Walt Disney Travel Company or other travel agents, the Pixie Dust doesn't start happening until your final payment or even later.
Every Disney trip needs Pixie Dust!

Email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com - for a FREE, no obligation Disney vacation quote today! Or use the form at the bottom of the page and I'll be more than glad help you plan the most magical Disney vacation!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

New Musical Act Comes to Canada Pavilion at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort

The cultural heritage of French Québec comes to life with TradNation, a new musical act at the Canada Pavilion in World Showcase at Epcot®!



TradNation features a broad repertoire, including traditional songs and family compositions passed down through generations.  For a limited time, you can enjoy this interactive, musical celebration of life. TradNation performs at Mill Stage at the Canada Pavilion five days a week.

Need help planning a Walt Disney World vacation? Email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com - and I'd be glad to help you with everything from room reservations to FastPass+ selections!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Adventures by Disney Holiday Danube River Cruise

Even though the holiday season is only a few weeks behind us, it’s never too early to start planning for next year! If you're looking for an exciting way to celebrate the holidays, the Adventures by Disney® Holiday Danube River Cruise is the perfect option.
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This 8-day/7-night itinerary takes you to 8 unforgettable destinations in 4 countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

The adventure begins in Vilshofen, Germany where you'll board the AmaViola Ship – your home for the duration of their journey.

As you sail through the heart of Europe, you will visit the beautiful Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg; take part in a strudel-making demonstration in Vienna; explore Schloss Hof Palace, the enchanted country estate of Prince Eugene of Savoy; and experience the famous Lazar Equestrian Park in Budapest. 

Plus, in nearly every port, you can discover wonderful holiday presents and splendid arts and crafts for their family and friends at world-renowned Christmas Markets.
Space is still available on the Dec. 15, 2016 Holiday Danube River Cruise.  Email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com to book this once-in-a-lifetime holiday vacation today and to become and Adventurer Insider!

2016 U.S. Military Discount for Walt Disney World Released

Members of the U.S. military can enjoy great rates at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels when you book by December 19, 2016 for stays most nights from January 3 through December 19, 2016. (Please note: offer not valid March 20 through April 1, 2016.)

2016 Military Discount for Walt Disney World


Combine the Military hotel deal with the fact Walt Disney World Resort is saluting U.S. military personnel by offering Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Pricing Tickets - this is a deal that shouldn't be passed up!  The Park Hopper Option is included in the Military Promotional Tickets, so you can come and go as you please through all 4 theme parks each day of your ticket!

If you're an active or retired member of the military and want to take your family to Walt Disney World, I'd be glad to help you get there! Email me, lauren@magicaltravel.com, for a FREE, no obligation quote today! Or, fill out the form located at the bottom of this page!


The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length of stay requirements may apply. Valid Military ID will be required upon check-in and military member (or spouse) must stay in the room. This offer is for active or retired members of the U.S. Military, including the National Guard, Reservists and the U.S. Coast Guard. Spouses of Military Service Members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. Military IDs in the absence of active Military Personnel.

Recommend Readers Choice Awards Honors Disney Resorts

The Resort hotels at Walt Disney World® Resort and Disneyland® Resort, as well as Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa were recently collectively recognized as the Best Hotel/Resort Chain – Family-Oriented by the readers of Recommend, the largest travel agent audience of all trade publications, in the 19th annual Recommend Readers’ Choice Awards.

Best Hotel/Resort Chain  - Family Oriented


Are you ready to take your family to be Best Family Oriented Hotels? If so, email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com - and I would be glad to help you plan a Disney vacation!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

DVC Member Lounge Coming to Epcot!

If you're a Disney Vacation Club Member and plan on visiting Walt Disney World Resort this spring, you and your family should head to Epcot and visit the all-new Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge! This new lounge is opening late spring and will be there perfect place for DVC Members to take a quick break to relax and recharge!


Imagination! Pavilion is now home to an exclusive DVC Members Lounge
Located in the Imagination! Pavilion at Future World in Epcot, DVC members will be able to feel "at home" with these features: 

·      Comfortable seating
·      Complimentary soft drinks
·      Wi-Fi
·      Charging stations for digital devices
·      Computers with printers
·      Member Services Advisors
 
Are you a DVC Member looking forward to this new lounge?  I would be if I were a DVC Member!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Shanghai Disney opening Date!!

The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group announced that Shanghai Disney Resort will welcome their first official guests on June 16, 2016.  Shanghai Disney Resort will be Disney’s first destination resort in mainland China.

“When it opens in June, Shanghai Disney resort will be a one-of-a-kind, world-class destination that is authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese,” said Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company, in an official statement. “The resort reflects Disney’s legendary storytelling along with China’s rich culture, and showcases some of the most creative and innovative experiences we’ve ever created. We’re looking forward to showing it to the world and sharing it with the people of China for generations to come.”
Shanghai Disney concept art
Shanghai Disneyland will have world-class storytelling, classic entertainment, and next-level technology while celebrating and maintaining the rich history and cultural heritage of China.

Shanghai Disney Resort will include Shanghai Disneyland, the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel, international shopping, dining, and entertainment district Disneytown, and Wishing Star Park and more!  

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New Tasty Offer for Walt Disney World!

Enjoy a FREE Meal per person, per night at quick-service locations when a non-discounted 4-night/5-day Walt Disney World Resort room and ticket package at a Disney Value Resort hotel is purchased!

Summer 2016 Walt Disney World Deal!

This deal is valid for arrivals most nights May 29-June 30 and July 5-Aug. 13, 2016.  Hurry though, this offer needs to be booked by February 29, 2016!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

New Acts Coming to La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil at Walt Disney WorldResort

La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil® at Disney Springs allows you to enter a world of extraordinary as acrobats, singers, trapeze artists, jugglers and clowns delight and mystify with daring acts of grace.  And now, this breathtaking show welcomes two exciting new acts.

LaNouba by Cirque du Soleil at Disney Springs

The one of the new acts features the high-energy b-boys who will delight audiences as they perform dizzying combinations of hip-hop and breakdance moves with choreography that merges from freestyle solo moments to precision-timed moves in unison. The other new acts consists of a mesmerizing aerial bamboo act will leave the audience breathless. These additions give the opening sequence and the acts that follow a new and fresh feel to this amazing Walt Disney World show.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Star Wars & Disney Infinity Areas on the Disney Dream | Disney Cruise Line

Young Disney Cruise Line Guests are having a blast playing in the two new spaces that recently debuted on the Disney Dream – Star Wars: Millennium Falcon and the Disney Infinity game room.  Get a closer look at these unique immersive experiences in this video!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Tangled Returns to Disneyland

Starting Jan. 15, 2016, you can once again enjoy the hair-raising tale of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider when “Tangled” returns to the Royal Theatre in Fantasy Faire at Disneyland® Park. Resident Renaissance men, Messieurs Smythe and Jones bring this story to life with the assistance of some fellow villagers and a little help from the audience.

Tangled Returns to the Royal Theater at Disneyland

Winner of an IAAPA Brass Ring Award in 2013, “The Royal Theatre Presents ‘Tangled’” will play in repertory with Smythe and Jones’s adaptation of “Frozen” several times daily. 

Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show Closing Date

Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show and nearby locations around Streets of America at Disney's Hollywood Studios - part of Walt Disney World Resort - will be closing on April 2, 2016.  The Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show attraction will continue its daily shows until the closing date.  This show will be closing to make way for the highly anticipated Toy Story Land and Star Wars th
emed land - the plans for both new lands were announced at 2015's D23 event.
Lights, motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show is closing
Some new details were released about the new lands.  Toy Story Land, will feature Andy’s backyard  that will come to life.  Guests will also be able to take a spin with the famous little green aliens in their very own flying saucers. A family-friendly roller coaster will also have you riding on the back of Slinky Dog.
The Star Wars-themed land will transport guests to a never-before-seen planet with new experiences that’ll include a customized secret mission on the Millennium Falcon and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts everyone in the middle of a climactic battle.


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is being released from the Vault!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the movie that started it all.  

Walt's first full-length feature animated film.  

The first full length animated film ever. 

No matter what you refer to it as,  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs  hold a special place in the hearts of many Disney fans.  And it is being released from the Disney Vault January 19, 2016.  This will be the first time Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is being released on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere.  There you can also preorder your digital copy for $19.99.  The BlueRay version will land on store's shelves February 2nd.

The cover of the to-be released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


Will you be adding Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs  to you digital movie or BlueRay collection?


Source: D23



Thursday, January 14, 2016

Disney & Drones

The Walt Disney Co. is asking the FAA for an exception and would like to use drones for entertainment purposes at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort.
In their application, Disney refers to the drones as "Flixels" and state that the entertainment purposes would include fireworks.  However, in keeping with safety Disney listed their safety precautions and stated that the drones would be flown mainly over water elements and restricted areas. 
IllumiNations at Epcot
A few facts about the Flixels: They weigh no more than 10 pounds. Airtime would be no more than 10 minutes. And they will not disrupt national airspace over the parks because both theme parks are registered no-fly zones.


Season of the Force at Disneyland® Park takes you to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars Launch Bay, Hyperspace Mountain, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple and more. 

Season of the Force at Disneyland Park

The Star Wars stories are new again and there’s a place where your inner Wookiee, droid or Hutt can dream of a galaxy far, far away and call it home. There’s never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan. There’s never been a better place to be one as Star Wars awakens at Tomorrowland in Disneyland Park! Email me, lauren@magicaltravel.com, to plan your Disneyland Resort trip today to experience all the new Star Wars fun today!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Spotlight on Adventures by Disney Nashville Itinerary

On the Adventures by Disney® Nashville Long Weekend itinerary you are invited to discover the food and culture of Music City, which was recently chosen as Destination of the Year in Travel + Leisure’s Readers poll.

This 4-day/3-night getaway allows you to explore the capital of country music and home of the musical drama Nashville on ABC. From a backstage tour at the Grand Ole Opry and a visit to the famed Bluebird Café to a stop at The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson and a chance to record a song in the historic RCA Studio 6, you will enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience that includes the best of Nashville.



And, with two Disney-trained Adventure Guides taking care of the details, you can focus on having fun together as a family.
  Email me today, for a free, no obligation vacation quote for this Adventures by Disney Nashville Long Weekend trip!