Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Disney Veterans - Why I should be YOUR Disney Vacation Planner

There are two ways to groups the Disney vacationers.  The first group is the Disney Newbies - those whom haven't been to Disney and are visiting for the first time.  The second group is the Disney Veterans - those who have been to Disney before.  Many Disney veterans think that they don't need a Disney Vacation Planner to help them out - they've been to Disney World before and they know what they are doing.  Well, I'm here to tell you that even the most seasoned Disney veterans may want to consider using me as your Disney Vacation Planner the next time you go!  Here are my reasons why.

1. Most Disney veteran are afraid to use a Disney Vacation Planner because they think I'm going to take control over their planning. Don't worry, I promise I won't as long as you don't want me to.  As someone who loves to plan Walt Disney Trips, I know that planning the vacation is half of the fun!  I'll only make dining plans or FastPass+ reservations if you ask me to.  Or, perhaps you did make your dining reservations but you weren't able to get something you wanted - let me know and I'll keep my eye out for it! Or maybe your Advance Dining Reservation or FastPass+ booking window opens on a Saturday morning and you'd rather sleep in? I'll wake up early and do it for you. 
Using me as your Disney Vacation Planner means I'll treat your vacation with the same care I treat my own vacations!

2.  Yes, you've been to Disney before, perhaps more times than you can count, but I'll still share with you all of my tips and tricks and just maybe you'll discover something you didn't know about your resort or maybe a secret fireworks viewing spot.  Maybe it has been a few years since you've been to Disney - I'll help you figure out what is new, what has changed and what is no longer with us - helping you get the most out of your vacation!
Disney tips and tricks coming your way!

3. You won't pay one penny more by using me as your Disney travel agent. I repeat: My clients don't pay me for my services! I am paid by the vendor - Disney - not by my clients. In fact, most of my clients tend to go on their Disney vacations with a little extra Disney magic in their pockets (compared to those who didn't use me as a travel agent).  So you could book your Disney vacation on your own and get nothing to show for it, or you could book with me - and get extra.
Add some pixie dust to make your vacations even more magical!

4.  I'm going to free up your schedule (and maybe your sanity).  Especially when it comes to searching for discounts.  If you book your Disney vacation with me, instead of you searching whenever you get a chance, you will know that I'm endlessly searching for a discount that I can apply to the Disney vacation you've already booked with me.  This frees up your time to spend it with your family, relax, or watching that movie you've not gotten around to see.
Sit back and relax knowing your Disney Vacation Planner is taking good care of your vacation!

5. Use one vendor instead of multiple vendors! I'll not only help you with your Disney reservation but I'll also help you find airfare. Plus I can help you rent a wheelchair, stroller, crib and more from reliable Disney approved vendors! All you have to do is tell me which one you want and I'll get it done for you, plus I'll keep track of all your reservations for you.

5. You benefit by referring someone to me.  I love it when my clients refer someone to me - it is the highest compliment I can receive.  As a thank you for this appreciation, I send my clients (who referred someone to me and that person booked a vacation with me) their choice of a gift card or a travel credit for future travel booked with me.
Gift Card or Travel Credit - the choice is yours!
6. The Disney fun doesn't start when you're boarding Disney's Magical Express when you book with me.  The fun starts as soon as you book your Disney vacation with me!  Plus I love talking Disney to those who also love to talk Disney - don't you?

7. I know what I'm doing and I know what I'm selling.  I'm a Disney Vacation Planner because I love Disney vacations (some may say I'm addicted but that is another blog post for another day).  I've passed the Disney training program test on the first go-around.  I've been to the theme parks multiple times of a given year, I've stayed at their resorts (almost all of them!), I've been on the rides, and I've eaten at the restaurants - I've done the trip you're trying to plan and this enables me to give you the best advice!
Graduate of Disney's Training Program!
Here are some quotes directly from a few of my Disney Veteran customers:

"My family and I have taken numerous trips to Disney over the years but our past trip was the very best and we have Lauren to thank for that. Traveling with a baby is a lot of work but all of her planning made it so much easier. Every detail was covered from where we stayed, fast passes for our favorite rides, and where the baby stations at the parks were located in case of emergency! She was so helpful with booking dinner reservations and had the best tips on where to eat and drink as we walked around Epcot. We can't wait to plan our next trip and know we will call Lauren again."
"Lauren, our trip was perfect! You went above and beyond, so thank you thank you thank you!!!"

"Lauren planned the perfect back-to-Disney trip for me recently.  Her enthusiasm for Disney World is unbelievable and the joy she has in planning vacations to this special place is obvious! Her eye to detail and her determination to make this a special vacation was outstanding!  She went above and beyond what I was expecting.  I will utilize her services again"

Want to try me out as your Disney Vacation Planner but already have your vacation booked? No worries, you can transfer your reservation to me! Just email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com - and you'll get everything hat I mentioned above plus more!

Don't have a vacation booked but ready to go back now? Have more questions? Email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com - for a free, no obligation quote today - you'll hear back from me ASAP. I promise!

Monday, May 30, 2016

‘Frozen – Live at the Hyperion’ Now Open at Disney California Adventure Park

For the first time in forever you can be swept away by a full-scale theatrical interpretation of “Frozen” on stage at the Disneyland® Resort. (Sorry if you now have the song stuck in your head!)

“Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” officially opened Friday (May 27th) bringing to the stage all the heart-warming emotion of Anna and Elsa’s story, along with show-stopping production numbers, elaborate costumes, special effects, surprising scenic transformations and a few unique theatrical twists.

Of course, nothing beats the magic of experiencing live theater firsthand, so you will definitely want to catch a performance on your next visit. “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” is now playing daily in the beautiful Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park.

Want to go to Disneyland? Email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com - for a FREE, no obligation vacation quote!  Or simply fill out the Disney Vacation Quote form found below or click here to open the form in a new window! As a Disney vacation specialist, let me put my expert knowledge to your benefit and help you plan the most magical vacation!
Plus my services are FREE to all of my clients - you won't pay more for my services but you will get more!

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple and Disney PhotoPass

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple is where younglings (children ages 4 -12) can test their skills against the dark side. Jedi Knights identify Force-sensitive children from throughout the galaxy and bring them to an ancient Jedi Temple to train in the ways of the Force. Under the guidance of a Jedi, these eager younglings learn how to use the Force and wield lightsabers, and are soon put to the test, coming face-to-face with Darth Vader or the Seventh Sister Inquisitor from the Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels!  
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple is available at both Disneyland® Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and is available multiple times a day.  It is strongly suggested that you sign up your younglings wanting to participate as soon as the theme park opens for the day.  

If your own youngling is participating, this is an experience everyone will want to remember for a long time.  That’s why a Disney PhotoPass Photographer is present at every show to capture the experience so you can watch your youngling battle the dark side.  Photos from the experience can be included in the purchase of a Memory Maker package at Walt Disney World® Resort or a Disney PhotoPass+ One Day package at the Disneyland® Resort.
If you're interested in visiting the Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort, email me -lauren@magicaltravel.com - for a FREE, no obligation vacation quote!  Or simply fill out the Disney Vacation Quote form found below or click here to open it in a new window!  As a Disney vacation specialist, I’ll use my expert knowledge to help you plan a magical vacation! Plus my services are FREE to all of my clients - you won't pay more for my services but you will get more!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Disney's Animal Kingdom is Heating Up Summer Nights Starting this Weekend!

Beginning this Memorial Day weekend, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park at Walt Disney World® Resort comes alive with an incredible array of evening entertainment.  The theme park will be a whole new nighttime experience with live performers in the African village of Harambe along with the all-new show “The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic”.
Here’s some more details about the new offerings coming at night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Discovery Island Carnivale will have a vivacious group of musicians and performers hosting a festive celebration of nature, spreading from one end of the island to the other with lively music and dance, vibrant costumes, delectable food and drinks, and more!  This exuberant gathering begins as a procession leading to the Discovery Island stage and continues well after dark with a joyous party featuring the Viba Gaia band and a spirited group of islanders.

Throughout the evening, the Discovery Island Sunset Serenatas, another of the island’s musicians, entertains Guests with a virtuoso performance on the Paraguayan harp.
And, like a beacon, the Tree of Life will draws Guests to the heart of Discovery Island. Watch in wonder as animal spirits within the tree come alive in mesmerizing color and light.
Harambe Village in Africa is a popular destination throughout the day.  At night it becomes a true hot spot with sunset on Kilimanjaro Safaris and the evening Harambe Wildlife Parti, a time for wild animals to roam the open savanna and for party animals to take to the streets!

This safari after-party fills Harambe with the sights and sounds of outstanding local street musicians and entertainers, inviting you to join them in dance and song, partake in exotic foods and libations and explore the diverse wares of village artisans and merchants.
Beginning in late afternoon, the popular Burudika Band takes the stage in Harambe’s Old Square as hosts of the Wildlife Parti, performing original songs and Afro pop hits from across Africa. As your Clients explore the town, street musicians and performers seem to be around every corner!
With music, dance and an ever-changing landscape of things to see and do, the Harambe Wildlife Parti offers the excitement of an African village filled with non-stop, wildly fun surprises and delights!
Don't miss these amazing new experiences coming to Walt Disney World Resort this summer and email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com - for a FREE, no obligation vacation quote!  Or simply fill out the Disney Vacation Quote form found below or click here to open it in a new window!  As a Disney vacation specialist, I’ll use my expert knowledge to help you plan a magical vacation! Plus my services are FREE to all of my clients - you won't pay more for my services but you will get more!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Disney PhotoPass now has Animated Magic Shots!

Disney PhotoPass® Service at Walt Disney World® Resort offers extra Disney Magic to your photos with Animated Magic Shots – now featuring Disney Characters!
In the first Animated Magic Shot, Mickey Mouse joins you for a photo taken by a very special photographer – Minnie Mouse. This Animated Magic Shot is available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® on Hollywood Boulevard near Celebrity 5 & 10.  This Animated Magic show is also available at Magic Kingdom® Park near the Partners Statue.

Also at Magic Kingdom Park, you can get an Animated Magic Shot with Cinderella before dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table, or when you visit her at Princess Fairy Tale Hall. Check it out!

All Guests can view Animated Magic Shots in their Disney PhotoPass accounts before they expire, but an active Memory Maker or Memory Maker One Day entitlement is required to download and share them online.

Want to get a cool Animated Magic Shot while you're on vacation at Walt Disney World, email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com - for a FREE, no obligation vacation quote!  Or simply fill out the Disney Vacation Quote form found below or click here to open it in a new window!  As a Disney vacation specialist, I’ll use my expert knowledge to help you plan a magical vacation! Plus my services are FREE to all of my clients - you won't pay more for my services but you will get more!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Special Rates on Select 2016 Adventures by Disney Departures!

Special rates are now available on select Adventures by Disney® itineraries departing July 6 - Sept. 27, 2016. Don’t miss out on these last chance dates! 

Contact me as soon as possible as availability of these special rates is limited. Eligible itineraries include:
  • Danube River Cruises
  • England and France
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Austria, Germany and Czech Republic
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Norway
  • France
  • Italy and Amalfi Coast
  • China
  • Peru
  • Costa Rica
  • Australia
  • Alaska
  • Arizona and Utah
  • Disneyland® Resort and Hollywood
  • Walt Disney World® Resort and Central Florida
  • Washington D.C. and Philadelphia
  • Wyoming


If you're interested any of these Adventures by Disney vacations (or any another ABD vacation not listed here) and want to experience the Disney Difference (Adventure Guides, VIP access, Disney service and more!), email me at lauren@magicaltravel.com for a FREE, no obligation vacation quote!  Or simply fill out the Disney Vacation Quote form found below or click here to open it in a new window!  As a Disney vacation specialist, let me put my expert knowledge to your benefit and help you plan a magical vacation! And don't forget, my services are FREE to all of my clients - you won't pay more for my services but you will get more!