Thursday, December 28, 2017

Epcot Garden Rocks Lineup for Flower & Garden Festival

The 2018 Epcot® International Flower and Garden Festival will rock with 17 favorite artists whose hits span more than five decades.
This year, the 25th event year, the Garden Rocks series features singers and groups from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s with hit-makers in a variety of genres including rock, pop, country, R&B and dance.

Brand new acts such as country favorites Lonestar, British rock legends Foghat; and Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles – along with returning disco pioneers Village People and ‘80s supergroups like Night Ranger will be making an appearance at the festival.
We also have a couple of artists that have played other Epcot festivals like Survivor, Smash Mouth and Rick Springfield, who are playing at Garden Rocks this year.
Here is this year’s lineup (subject to change without notice):
  • March 2-5: Night Ranger “Sister Christian”
  • March 9-12: STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
  • March 16-19: Simple Plan “Welcome to My Life”
  • March 23-26: Little River Band “Reminiscing”
  • March 30-April 2: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”
  • April 6-7: Foghat (NEW!) “Slow Ride”
  • April 8-9: Survivor (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “Eye of the Tiger”
  • April 13-14: Smash Mouth (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “All Star”
  • April 15-16: Rick Springfield (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “Jessie’s Girl”
  • April 20-21: Jo Dee Messina (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “Stand by Me”
  • April 22-23: Lonestar (NEW!) “Amazed”
  • April 27-30: Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice “Spinning Wheel”
  • May 4-7: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry VIII I Am”
  • May 11-12: Village People “Y.M.C.A.”
  • May 13-14: Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles (NEW!) “Hotel California”
  • May 18-21: The Guess Who “American Woman”
  • May 25-28: The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”

Garden Rocks performances are at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and are included with Epcot admission.
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

New Live Entertainment at Epcot for the Arts Festival!

The upcoming Epcot International Festival of the Arts is coming up and there are so many ways you can enjoy the art-inspired tastes, sights and toe-tapping sounds. In addition to all the artful offerings scheduled for the festival, make sure you plan time to enjoy some of the live entertainment! Just in time to join the fun during the festival, three authentic acts will take the stage throughout World Showcase, bringing new offerings and returning fan favorites.

Matboukha Groove – With a name that means “cooked,” this returning act spices up the promenade with a unique and entertaining fusion of World Music styles. You can catch Matboukha Groove’s Epcot encore at the Morocco stage January 1- July 1, 2018.
Groovin’ Alps – Guests can grab their lederhosen and get ready to dance along with this high-energy German percussion band. This brand-new group brings the sounds of the mountains to Epcot with Bavarian folk tunes played on items found on a dairy farm. You can find Groovin’ Alps in Germany from January 10- March 27, 2018.
Bodh’aktan – Returning to once again rock Canada’s Mill Stage with the fun of kilts, jeans, sweat and beards, Bodh’aktan mixes Quebecois, folk, and polka to make fantastic rock and dance music.  Join the party January 12-28, 2018!
There’s so much to sing and dance about during the Epcot International Festival of the Arts – be sure to come out and catch a performance!
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Disney Cruise Line: Half Deposit Offer

The Disney Cruise Line Half Deposit offer is now available for Guests who book a new 7-night or longer sailing departing June 23, 2018-May 31, 2019! To save on your deposit you need to book your cruise vacation before February 15, 2018!

Guests are only required to pay 50% of the cruise deposit amount to secure the booking and the offer can be applied to 7-night or longer sailings . The remaining balance is due at time of final payment. 

Take advantage of this Disney Cruise Line offer by emailing me at lauren@magicaltravel.com or use this fast and easy form to request a quote!
 As a Disney Vacation Planner, my FREE personalized planning services will help you find a cruise sailing and stateroom that fits your family's needs and budget! I'll also help plan your pre-cruise night stay, port transportation and more! Plus all of my Disney Cruise Line clients get a FREE on-board ship credit for some extra spending money on their vacation plus some extra goodies! Email me today to start planning your cruise vacation today! 

Important Details:
  • Taxes, fees and port expenses, gratuities and Port Adventures are not included.
  • Not valid on categories with restrictions, suites or Concierge-level staterooms.
  • Valid on all 7-night or longer sailings that do not require final payment at time of booking and take place between June 23, 2018 and May 31, 2019.
  • Rates are in U.S. dollars 
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
  • Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Cirque du Soleil Working on New Disney Springs Show

La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil® is taking its final bow at Disney Springs® on New Year’s Eve 2017.  As the curtain closes on this fan favorite, some exciting news about the future of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group at Walt Disney World has been shared: The two entertainment companies are working together on a new collaboration. 
This original show will be created by Cirque du Soleil and will pay homage to Disney’s history of animation, with a vivid story told in a way that only Cirque du Soleil can deliver. Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, elaborated, sharing “We are incredibly inspired by Disney’s immense creative universe. We are convinced that bringing Disney’s magic to life on stage will touch audiences and bring them back to their childhood.”
An opening date for the new show has not been announced.
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Plus my clients that book a vacation package get a FREE DISNEY GIFT CARD and more! With all of these perks from me, you're bound to have a magical vacation!

New Details Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Here are a few details of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge that were revealed at the recent Star Wars: Galactic Nights panel, which included members of the Walt Disney Imagineering team working on this project. 
The group talked about authenticity – how they are building a real place in the Star Wars universe and how they are working hard to get the details right. One example inclues the Millennium Falcon.  Here is a photo of the inside of the ship as the team is getting her ready.
Here's a look at the team’s progress as they build a fleet of full-size X-wing starfighters. 
The team also shared what the toy stall in the village marketplace will look like. Inside, you will be able to discover all kinds of fun and cool toys straight out of the Star Wars galaxy. Exclusive to this outpost, all these offerings look hand-crafted by local artisans.  
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens in 2019 at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts
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As a Disney Vacation Planner, I'll help you plan the most magical vacation - all for free! You won't pay one penny more by booking with me but you'll get personalized help and advice from someone that will get to know you, your wants and your travel plans (which you’re not going to get if you book on your own or direct with Disney)!  
Just a few of the few things I'll do for FREE: help to find you the perfect Walt Disney World Resort; I'll make your Advance Dining Reservations and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Reservations; make your FastPass+ selections; book any tours or unique experiences; and send you tips and tricks to get the most out of your vacation investment!  
Plus my clients that book a vacation package get a FREE DISNEY GIFT CARD and more! With all of these things from me, and all of the great things happening at Walt Disney World - you're bound to have a magical vacation!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney win Cruise Critic Award

The editors of Cruise Critic have selected Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney® for three top honors in their 10th annual Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards.

Disney Cruise Line earned the top spots in the Best Entertainment and Best for Families categories while Adventures by Disney earned Best for Families in the River Cruising category.
According to one Cruise Critic editor, “With all the magic of The Mouse behind it, Disney Cruise Line features some of the most enchanting spectacles afloat, including at-sea fireworks, interactive art and phenomenal production shows.”
Another editor said, Adventures by Disney charters AmaWaterways vessels and rebrands them for selected sailings, turning a traditional river ship into a fun-filled family cruise. Highlights include…family-specific programming and thoughtful shore excursions such as a tree canopy walk or apple strudel making.”
Awards like these are a true testament to the magical experience the Cast and Crew Members create each and every day. 
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