Monday, July 31, 2017

Disney Video: Halloween on the High Seas

Halloween on the High Seas voyages with Disney Cruise Line are jam packed with holiday fun for the whole family. And the best part is all of it is included in your cruise fare! Set sail for a spook-tacular experience packed with haunted tricks and fun-filled treats on select Disney Cruise itineraries this fall. Get a closer look at Halloween on the High Season voyages in this video!

If you're interested in going on a Disney Cruise, email me at lauren@magicaltravel.com. 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 you 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 vacation today!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Online Check-In on My Disney Experience App!

It’s been incredible to see the Guest experience transform at Walt Disney World Resort over the past four years since My Disney Experience was launched in 2013. From the FastPass+ service to MagicBand 2 and Mobile Ordering!

Earlier this year, a redesigned My Disney Experience app was unveiled with new features that spoke to Guests’ desire for an easier way to access all of their vacation plans. Now there is another feature to the app: Online Check-In.
When you stay at a Disney Resort hotel, you will be able to use Disney’s Online Check-In service on the My Disney Experience mobile app, expediting your arrival while providing additional convenience, flexibility and customization of their experience. The feature enables you to start the check-in process up to 60 days before your arrival, bypassing the need to visit the front desk and giving you the opportunity to begin your vacation as soon as you set foot in Walt Disney World Resort. Guests complete their check-in by unlocking their room, when it is ready, using the MagicBands sent to them prior to their arrival.
With just a few taps of the screen, you can make room requests, add credit card information and authorize charges, submit an estimated arrival time to help prompt room access, receive a notification when your room is ready and more. Please note that room requests are not guaranteed and Guests must provide consent to receive notifications.
The best part? You can begin the check-in process at any point up to 60 days prior to your arrival date – even minutes beforehand as you're transported on Disney’s Magical Express to your resort hotel. 
As always, world-class Guest service is part of the magic of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, and front desk and concierge Cast Members are available at all of our resort hotels to assist you at their leisure for the duration of their stay. 
To take advantage of the Online Check-In service and other features, be sure you download the latest version of My Disney Experience, now available in the App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices.
Get a closer look at Disney's Online Check-In in this video!

 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!  

Saturday, July 29, 2017

New Green Mission: SPACE Mission

Starting August 13, 2017, Walt Disney World® Resort will relaunch Mission: SPACE with a brand new experience and an enhanced version of the “classic” attraction. 
  • If you think you've got “the right stuff,” take on the Orange Mission for a truly intense experience that lets you feel the force of an actual space launch en route to Mars. On this mission, you’ll dodge meteoroids, slingshot around the moon and attempt a precision landing on the Red Planet’s alien surface. This “mission” has been enhanced with new, HD video to make it even clearer.
  • Or, you can embark on the more family-friendly Green Mission – a new mission that takes you on an exciting orbit around Earth. On this amazing new adventure, you'll take in sites like the Hawaiian Islands, Italy’s “boot” and the Northern Lights—as seen from space, of course—before finally landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. No matter which mission you choose, it’ll be a journey that’s totally out of this world. 

In addition to all the “mission” updates, Walt Disney Imagineering have also made this attraction MORE family-friendly. Younger astronauts can now ride – the height restriction will be changed for the Green Mission side with the addition of new X-2 booster seats allowing children 40-44” to ride!

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!  

Friday, July 28, 2017

Baseline Tap House at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Debuting this fall, the new Grand Avenue area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is being re-imagined by Walt Disney Imagineers to capture the spirit of present-day Downtown Los Angeles, showing vintage office buildings and warehouses representing the different vibrant districts and cultures of the city. One prominent hot spot to spring up is the Baseline Tap House, a cheerful corner pub specializing in beer and wines from California.
In a quaint brick building, Baseline Tap House celebrates the revitalization of Downtown Los Angeles by paying homage to the building’s former life as the Figueroa Printing Company, a mom-and-pop print house that had ties to the Disney studios in nearby Burbank. The space retains many of its cool architectural and mechanical details with exposed walls and old printing equipment and artifacts, blending the past and present in an inviting space. Outside is a charming tree-shaded terrace, perfect for a relaxing break in the day.
California craft ales, lagers and cider are the stars of the drink menu. California wines on tap along with specialty cocktails are not to be missed either. A gourmet non-alcoholic lemonade and soda on tap round out the drink selection. 
You can even try one of the small bites, including a Bavarian pretzel with mustard and beer-cheese fondue, spiced almonds or a charcuterie board featuring California cheeses. 
Baseline Tap House will open daily at 11 a.m. 
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!