Friday, June 30, 2017

Disney PhotoPass Service Heads to the Water Parks this Summer!

Disney Water Parks offer the perfect way to cool off in the summer heat. And from now until Labor Day, the expert Disney PhotoPass® photographers are stationed all over Disney’s Blizzard Beach® and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon® to capture your best “splash-tastic” memories at the Walt Disney World® Resort, including some special moments at each water park!
At Disney’s Blizzard Beach, PhotoPass photographers are already busy snapping away and capturing special summer visits with Kristoff and Olaf. These Arendelle visitors are at the park through Aug.13, 2017 for the Frozen Games.
At Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, our photographers are currently capturing visits with favorite Disney characters Lilo and Stitch.
They’re also now at Miss Adventure Falls, the new family-style raft attraction and the longest ride in the history of Disney water parks.
One of the biggest advantages of using Disney PhotoPass Service is convenience, especially at the water parks. Our photographers allow you to leave their camera behind and still capture memories. You can also add Memory Maker to your vacation package for unlimited digital downloads of your water park visits and all your Walt Disney World Resort vacation Photo Pass Photos.
To book your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com - a Disney Vacation Planner. Or use this fast and easy form!
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 (which you’re not going to get if you book on your own).  
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; and free tips and tricks!  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fourth of July Events at Walt Disney World

Are you visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort over the 4th of July? If so, don't miss the special entertainment planned throughout the theme parks for Independence Day! Here's a quick look:
  • Magic Kingdom® Park – “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” rockets into the air above – and all around – the park. This special, fireworks spectacular will be presented two nights in a row, at 9 p.m. on both July 3 and 4. You also rock out each night to DJ dance parties in Tomorrowland and Frontierland, each a great location from which to catch the fireworks!
  • Epcot® – On July 4, enjoy special evening concerts of great American songs by Voices of Liberty at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the America Gardens Theater. Throughout the day meet Mickey and the gang in patriotic attire outside The American Adventure, and at 9 p.m. that night “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” joins the celebration with the addition of a heart-pounding, all-American grand finale!
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios® – Spend the Fourth celebrating some of the great icons of American popular culture at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, with “The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters” at 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m., the all-new “Disney Movie Magic” experience at 9 p.m. and “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” which takes to the skies at 9:30 p.m. with fireworks, lasers, projection effects and more! 
To book your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com. Or use this fast and easy form!
I'm a Disney Vacation Planner with hundreds of satisfied clients and I want to help you plan a magical vacation for your family at no extra charge! You won't pay one penny more to book with me but you'll get personalized help, tips, advice and much more (which you're not going to get if you booked on your own).  
Just a few of the few things I'll do for you 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; and send you tips and tricks!  

Florida Resident Deals for Late Early Fall 2017!

Florida residents can take advantage of rates starting as low as $86* (per night plus tax) at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights Sept. 3 - Oct. 5, 2017. Other great rates and Resorts may be available from Sept. 1-Oct. 7, 2017. Email me now, lauren@magicaltravel.com or use this fast and easy form to book your great Florida rate now through October 6, 2017!
*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Additional per adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes 3-bedroom villas, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard View Room, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Proof of Florida residency required at check-in.
**This savings is compared to the non-discounted price of a 4-Day Magic Your Way Ticket. Prices do not include tax. Tickets expire 6 months from first use. First use must be on or before 12/31/18. Proof of Florida residency required.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Universal Volcano Bay - Know Before You Go

Stay On-Site for Quick and Easy Access to Volcano Bay™ 
Complimentary shuttle buses whisk hotel guests from Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels right to the park. Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort even has a convenient walking path to Volcano Bay! Plus, by staying on-site, you'll enjoy early park admission (restrictions apply).
The Early Bird Gets The Best Beach Chair 
Get to the park early!!! This way you'll be able to claim a prime beach chair location and you'll also get a head start on the rides and attractions.
Head Towards The Back 
When you arrive, grab a spot at the back of the park and get a ride time at one of those attractions first. They’ll find water slides, lockers, food, etc. in every area of the park. It’s a great way to avoid the crowds who linger near the front of the park in the morning.
Items For Rent at Volcano Bay™ 
Rental lockers are located throughout the park (three different sizes available) and your clients can link up to four TapuTapu wearables so the whole family has access. Lockers can be rented using cash or credit card. You can even rent towels if you forget yours!
Turn The TapuTapu™ Wearable Into A Wallet 
From The Official Universal Orlando Resort™ App you can link a TapuTapu wearable to a credit card so you can TapTu Pay™ for merchandise, food and drinks in the park (excluding locker purchases). Link their entire party’s tickets to an account so everyone has TapTu Pay access with their TapuTapu wearables. Each TapuTapu unlinks from the account when it is turned in upon leaving the park.
Things To Do While in the Virtual Line™ 
Virtual Line™ allows your to have fun while waiting for your ride time. Drift along the Kopiko Wai Winding River™, bob in the waves of Waturi Beach, play in the Runamukka Reef™ kids area, ride the torrents of TeAwa the Fearless River™, grab a bite to eat or just kick back and chill out – none of which require securing a ride time.
You Don’t Have to Ride Right Away 
Once your TapuTapu™ wearable alerts you that it’s time to ride, you can head to the attraction at your leisure. If you're relaxing on a lounge chair or midway through a meal, you don’t have to stop what you’re doing to rush to their ride.
Keep a Lookout for “Ride Now!” 
As you explore the park, keep an eye out for slides whose entrance signage reads “Ride Now.” You can jump right onto those rides without losing your place in the Virtual Line™ for another attraction.
Eat Earlier or Later Than Everyone Else 
For a relaxing dining experience, plan lunch before noon or after 2:00 pm when the eateries are at their busiest. When it’s time to eat they’ll find four dining locations and two bars conveniently located throughout the park.
Ride Out the Rain 
Florida rain showers can come and go quickly. Instead of leaving the park when rain clouds roll in, take the opportunity to eat or shop while other guests head out – then take advantage of shorter attraction wait times when the sun comes out!

To book your Universal vacation and visit Volcano Bay - and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the other two Universal theme parks! - email me, lauren@magicaltravel.com today!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Disneyland Hotels this Summer

With the Summer of Heroes in full swing at Disney California Adventure® Park, it's a perfect time to stay at one of the Hotels of the Disneyland® Resort. Here are a few ways you can enjoy a vacation at one of the three on-property hotels:
Fireworks Viewing: Hotel Guests can enjoy spectacular fireworks viewing from the rooftop pool deck at Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel. For club-level Guests staying at the Disneyland® Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the E-Ticket Club and Craftsman Club — the concierge clubs in both hotels, respectively — also offer perfect viewing.
Pool Parties: Every day beginning July 1, 2017, afternoon parties at the pools will feature upbeat music, dancing and fun games like “Finding Dory’s Friends” and limbo! Daily pool parties are scheduled at these times:
Plus, at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, there will be special, extended pool parties throughout the Fourth of July week to celebrate the redesigned pool deck. In addition to music and games, complimentary hot dogs and popsicles will be served!
Poolside Cabanas: For hotel Guests interested in lounging by the pool all day, poolside cabanasare available for a half-day or full-day rental at the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Our shaded cabanas come equipped with everything needed to relax, including comfy seating, TVs, mini refrigerators, complimentary fruit platters and bottled water.
Disney Dining: To dine with favorite Disney friends, special character experiences can be found at each hotel’s restaurants. The dining room at Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel is buzzing with excitement during the new, limited-time Disney Dinnertime Magic with Chef Mickey Mouse.
Magical Night at the Movies: Starting in July, hotel Guests can kick back and enjoy favorite Disney films on Sunday and Friday evenings. Movie screenings, including pre-show activities and games, will take place at the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, but open to Guests of all three hotels. 
To book your Disneyland vacation, email me, lauren@magicaltravel.com, today! As a Disney vacation specialist, let me put my expert knowledge to your benefit and help you plan a magical vacation. Combine that with my free planning services, a free Disney Gift card and more - you're bound to have a magical vacation! Trust me, you're going to love your Disneyland trip!

Eat to the Beat Concert Series 2017

I have Epcot International Food and Wine Festival news! A record 32 musical acts will rev up the Eat to the Beat concert series during the 22nd year of the Festival Aug. 31-Nov. 13, 2017 at Walt Disney World® Resort.
Eleven bands are new to the festival including Kenny G., Squeeze and 10,000 Maniacs join 21 fan-favorite musical acts for a diverse lineup of pop hit makers to rock America Gardens Theatre stage throughout the festival’s 75-day run.
Other new acts to appear are: The Hooters, Baha Men, Lauren Alaina, Mark Wills, American Authors, Devon Allman, Postmodern Jukebox and Blue October.
Guests also can tune into their favorite returning bands that will include festival opening act Delta Rae.  Concerts take place at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. daily.  The lineup (subject to change and included in Epcot admission) includes:
  • Aug. 31-Sept. 1         Delta Rae “Bottom of the River”
  • Sept. 2-3                  The Hooters NEW! “And We Danced”
  • Sept. 4-5                  Baha Men NEW! “Who Let the Dogs Out”
  • Sept. 6-7                  Fuel “Shimmer”
  • Sept. 8-10                STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
  • Sept. 11-12              Lauren Alaina NEW! “Road Less Traveled”
  • Sept. 13-15              Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah”
  • Sept. 16-17              Sister Hazel “All For You”   
  • Sept. 18-20              Air Supply “All Out of Love”
  • Sept. 21-22              David Cook “Light On”
  • Sept. 23-24              Everclear “Santa Monica”                   
  • Sept. 25-27              Sugar Ray “Every Morning”
  • Sept. 28-29              38 Special “Hold On Loosely”
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 1         Mark Wills NEW! “19 Somethin’”
  • Oct. 2-3                   American Authors NEW! “Best Day of My Life”
  • Oct. 4-5                   Christopher Cross “Sailing”  
  • Oct. 6-8                   Devon Allman NEW! “Ragged and Dirty”
  • Oct. 9-11                 Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX “Come Sail Away”
  • Oct. 12-13               Taylor Dayne “Tell It to My Heart”
  • Oct. 14-15               Jeffrey Osborne “On the Wings of Love”
  • Oct. 16-17               Postmodern Jukebox NEW! Various Hits                 
  • Oct. 18-20               10,000 Maniacs NEW! “Because the Night”
  • Oct. 21-22               Toad The Wet Sprocket “Walk on the Ocean”
  • Oct. 23-24               Kenny G NEW! “Songbird”
  • Oct. 25-26               Billy Ocean “Get Outta My Dreams”
  • Oct. 27-29               Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now”
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 1         Hanson “MMMBop”
  • Nov. 2-3                  Blue October NEW! “Into the Ocean”
  • Nov. 4-5                  Living Colour “Cult of Personality” 
  • Nov. 6-8                  Boyz II Men "End of the Road"
  • Nov. 9-11                Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”
  • Nov. 12-13              Squeeze NEW! “Black Coffee in Bed”
(Songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list.)
Festival-goers can also enjoy Eat to the Beat Dining Packages at 15 popular Epcot restaurants, guaranteeing a breakfast, lunch or dinner reservation and confirmed seating at a same-day Eat to the Beat concert. These reservations can be made starting July so be sure to make your packages now! Email me, lauren@magicaltravel.com, today for a FREE quote and FREE travel planning services! Or you can use this fast and easy form!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Vero Beach Resort

AAA, one of the leading sources of travel ratings in the industry, has recognized Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and its Cast Members with a coveted Four Diamond rating, an honor that goes to fewer than six percent of the nearly 28,000 hotels approved by the travel company. According to AAA, “A Four Diamond hotel is refined and stylish, providing upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.”
Disney is honored to receive such a coveted rating and proud of the resort’s Cast Members for achieving such high marks!
Located on Florida’s East Coast just a two hours’ drive from Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort immerses visitors in its themes of citrus, treasure and the environment. The resort boasts a variety of water-themed activities, including access to the warm waters of the Atlantic, a children’s water play area, a miniature golf course, a Mickey Mouse-shaped swimming pool complete with a water slide and so much more.
Situated on one of the most active sea turtle nesting beaches in Florida, sea turtles are an important part of Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. As part of Disney’s overall commitment to sea turtle conservation, a team of Disney researchers track sea turtle nests on several miles of the beach near the resort to help protect them and study what factors contribute to the successful hatching of sea turtle nests. From May to October, members and guests can observe the nesting season of threatened or endangered sea turtles such as loggerheads and leatherbacks during special outings with Disney sea turtle experts.
New to the resort is Wind & Waves, a dining experience that includes a grill focused on fresh, local seafood and produce, a market with grab-and-go meals and a poolside bar. This Florida-themed food experience offers something for every dining style.
Not only is the food amazing, but the accommodations at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort are stunning. Situated along the beautiful Atlantic coastline, Deluxe Studios, Inn rooms and one- and two-bedroom villas offer an assortment of options for your family, making this resort a truly unique Disney retreat. To book your Disney Vero Beach vacation, email me at lauren@magicaltravel.com, for a FREE and FAST vacation quote!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fourth of July at Walt Disney World

Celebrate the Fourth of July in grand style at Walt Disney World® Resort as Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa hosts a cookout at the resort’s Summerhouse from 7 – 8:30 p.m. After dinner, head to the Grand Floridian Marina for sweets and a view of the Magic Kingdom® Park Fourth of July fireworks spectacular. It's a great way to experience the fireworks for those wanting to experience them outside the theme parks!
The cookout event will feature a menu of traditional, grilled holiday favorites as well as grilled steak and shrimp, accompanied by specialty drinks, beer and wine. There will also be a live DJ and crafts for kids throughout the evening.
The cost to attend is $120 plus tax for adults and $59 plus tax for children ages 3-9 (gratuity included). In the event of rain, the event will move to the Disney's Grand Floridian Convention Center.
To book your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com. Or use this fast and easy form!
I'm a Disney Vacation Planner with hundreds of satisfied clients and I want to help you plan a magical vacation for your family at no extra charge! You won't pay one penny more to book with me but you'll get personalized help, tips, advice and much more (which you're not going to get if you booked on your own).  
Just a few of the few things I'll do for you 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; and send you tips and tricks!  


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Save at Aulani this Fall

Are you ready for family fun and relaxation at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa? Aulani Resort is making it easier to extend the fun of summer into fall. During Aulani Mahalo Season, now-October 24, 2017, you can save up to 30% on stays of 5 or more select consecutive nights Aug. 20 - Dec. 21, 2017 (excluding Nov. 20–23, 2017). Save up to 25% on 4 select consecutive night stays.
Book your Aulani vacation today by emailing 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 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!
Savings based on the non-discounted rate for the same room. The number of rooms allocated for this offer may be limited. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation. Excludes suites and 3-bedroom Grand Villas. Additional charges may apply if more than two (2) adults per room.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cars 3 Heads to Disney Parks

This summer, head on down the highway to Disney California Adventure® Park at Disneyland® Resort, and meet one of the newest stars from Disney·Pixar’s “Cars 3,” Cruz Ramirez. Cruz has joined Lightning McQueen and Mater in Cars Land.  She’ll also be taking a summer road trip down to the Sunshine State, stopping in on Pixar Place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at Walt Disney World® Resort.
In Disney·Pixar’s “Cars 3,” Cruz Ramirez is a top-notch technician at the Rusteze Racing Center where she’s assigned to train the team’s talented rookies. Cruz always had racing dreams of her own, but it isn’t until she meets Lightning McQueen that she realizes her passion to compete is still there. Now she’ll finally get the chance to see if she’s got what it takes to win.
Race out to catch “Cars 3” in theaters in 3D today, and look for Cruz Ramirez this summer as she pays a visit to Disney California Adventure Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Email me, lauren@magicaltravel.com, to book your Disneyland Vacation today! As a Disney vacation specialist, let me put my expert knowledge to your benefit and help you plan a magical vacation. Combine that with my free planning services, a free Disney Gift card and more - you're bound to have a magical vacation!

2018 Walt Disney World Packages Available Now!


2018 Walt Disney World® Resort vacation packages are now available to book!

To book your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com. Or use this fast and easy form!
I'm a Disney Vacation Planner with hundreds of satisfied clients and I want to help you plan a magical vacation for your family at no extra charge! You won't pay one penny more to book with me but you'll get personalized help, tips, advice and much more (which you're not going to get if you booked on your own).  
Just a few of the few things I'll do for you 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; and send you tips and tricks!  



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Disney PhotoPass Option at Magic Kingdom

Yesterday (June 19, 2017) marked a new ride PhotoPass option at the Magic Kingdom! At Pirates of the CaribbeanDisney PhotoPass Service will be at the helm ready to capture whether a pirate’s life is for you, or if you're more likely to strike your colors and run up a white flag.

As riders exit a haunted grotto and dive into the Golden Age of Piracy, a Disney PhotoPass camera will capture the perfect treasure of their swashbuckling voyage.  
To preview, purchase and download this attraction photo, riders must be wearing an active MagicBand linked to their My Disney Experience account. Their photo will be automatically associated to their account, where it can be viewed at MyDisneyPhotoPass.com and in the My Disney Experience mobile app alongside all of their vacation memories from Disney PhotoPass Service.
You can receive all of their Disney PhotoPass vacation photos from Walt Disney World Resort, including attraction photos, with Memory Maker.* 

To book your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, email me - lauren@magicaltravel.com. Or use this fast and easy form!
I'm a Disney Vacation Planner with hundreds of satisfied clients and I want to help you plan a magical vacation for your family at no extra charge! You won't pay one penny more to book with me but you'll get personalized help, tips, advice and much more (which you're not going to get if you booked on your own).  
Just a few of the few things I'll do for you 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; and send you tips and tricks!  
Plus my clients that book a 2017 summer (June - August) vacation package (room and at least 3-days of tickets) will get a FREE Disney Gift card and more! 

*Memory Maker is subject to the Memory Maker Terms and Conditions. Memory Maker includes photos taken during the applicable Memory Maker window. A MagicBand is required to receive certain attraction photos and other digital content. If Memory Maker purchased at the advance purchase price, any photos taken within 3 days from the date Memory Maker is purchased will not be included and must be purchased separately. Online registration required. Disney PhotoPass Photos in your account will expire pursuant to the expiration policy at Walt Disney World. Downloads are restricted to personal use only. Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Valid theme park admission required for certain photo locations.