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Top Reasons to Contact Me for Your Disney Destination & Universal Travel Needs

All of your Favorite Leading Ladies & Gentlemen – they all had one thing in common; An awesome sidekick!

Anna has Olaf, Aladdin has Genie, Mulan has Mushu & you can have me!!

Think of yourself as the leading lady or gentleman and think of me as just that – your awesome Disney Sidekick. I am here to help you turn your dreams into amazing memories to cherish for years to come as well as to help you with anything that may come up while you plan. If you are thinking to yourself, “I want total control of my trip and don’t want anyone planning for me and I prefer to make my own reservations.” No worries – I can do as little or as much as you would like. I can help you plan the whole trip, or I can just hold the reservation for you and watch for things that will impact your trip like closures, discounts, and more! It is all up to you!

Why use me as your Disney Sidekick? Here are several reasons:

Knowledge

When I chose to become a Travel Agent for Disney Destinations & Universal Resorts, I had to go through many courses and trainings from both companies. I actually had to earn a degree from Disney’s College of Knowledge before I could speak to any guests. Now that I am an established agent, I have to attend on-site trainings and conferences as well as a form of continuing education throughout the year. I am updated daily to changes, new attractions, closures, special events, and more. I make sure I know everything I need to know to make sure each guest has a fantastic experience without any unwanted surprises.

Experience

In addition to the formal courses I had to take, there is also the decades (yikes) of experience I have had with both companies. I have been going to Walt Disney World since before I said my first word. I have been over 50 times and each experience was a little different. I have been as a child, as an adult without kids, on a bachelorette trip, on my “Disney-moon”, and now several trips with children of all ages. I know the resorts, parks, transportation, and magical extras quite well in addition to all the tips and tricks to have the smoothest and least stressful trip possible.

I have taken several Disney Cruises as well so I am very familiar with the ships and itineraries and would love to help you plan your first or fiftieth Disney Cruise.

I have also been going to Universal since I was very small. My Father was in a line of work that got us VIP tours a few times so I even know some of the behind the scenes things. Not to mention, Harry Potter is my favorite book series so I get “lost” in the Wizarding World at least once a year.

Passion

I live and breathe the Magic of Disney. I have personally felt how it can bring people together. I am so passionate about helping guests with their trips because I want each guest to feel the magic and wonder that I feel when I am in Disney World.

Planning, Prepping & Tips

What should I bring in my park traveling bag? What should I leave home? What activities can I do with a small child while everyone else is riding the “big” rides? When can I check in for my Disney Cruise and why do it ASAP? What are the best FastPasses and how do I get them? Should I bring my kids with me to our Palo Reservation? How can I get a Cinderella Castle Reservation? What is the most romantic restaurant in Disneyland?

These are questions I get frequently and when you reserve with me I can help you with them and many, many others.

Perks

Travel Agents do have some fun things they are able to do for their guests – for example; If you are not staying at a Universal Resort but you would like to visit the parks, tickets that are purchased through me will get you into the parks an hour prior to the general public. This is usually only a perk reserved for resort guests but the tickets purchased from me through my agency will allow you to do that!

Time

Planning a Disney Cruise or a Disney World/Disneyland trip takes a lot of time. There are so many options to choose from, reservations to make (at an unbelievably early hour) phone calls to make that sometimes have high wait times…etc. Let me do that for you! Changing reservations or adding/taking away options often requires a phone call to Disney – I can do that for you as well.

Surprises!

Qualifying reservations receive our Minnie Box (or Adventure Packet for Universal)!! This is a super fun surprise that is unique to the wonderful agency I am a part of – Magical Vacations LLC. This is a box that will be mailed to you prior to you leaving for your trip. It is full of magic and surprises tailored to your family’s vacation.

Just Me!

You may need to contact several different departments of Disney to get your trip all set up – The Disney Cruise Line for your cruise needs, Guest Services to modify Magical Express & transfer you after a cruise or a flight, multiple different numbers to contact if you want to add Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique, golf, spa experiences…etc. When you reserve through me, I am your one point of contact – Just me! Just let me know what you need and I make all the calls and sit on all the holds!

Money

Yes – Travel Agents can save you money! My knowledge alone can help you make informed decisions that can easily save you money. In addition, like I said earlier, I do watch closely for discounts released after you reserve and if your trip qualifies, I can have it applied to your trip. I do have guests that book their trip through me and make all of their own reservations themselves. They handle their entire trip because that is what they like to do. I just hold the reservation for them and watch for discounts.

I just saved a guest over $1000 last week when three different promotions were released. There were limited rooms to the offer but I was able to modify her reservation and have it changed before most even knew about the promotion. $1000! That is a lot of Mickey Head Ice Creams!

Contact me!

Now that you know the many wonderful things I can do to make your trip as magical and memorable as possible, contact me! I would love to help you and your family turn your Dreams into Memories!

Already Booked?

If you are already reserved for your Disney Cruise, Aulani, Adventures by Disney, Disney World or Disneyland trip but you would like me to assist you going further, let me know! We may be able to transfer your reservation over so that I can help you with anything you need going forward.

#Adulting · Halloween Horror nights · New for Universal · New for Universal Studios · Special Events at Universal · Universal Resort · Universal Studios

Halloween Horror Nights – New Details Released!

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For all of you fear junkies out there, this is for you! The Firefly family is coming to Universal Halloween Horror Nights! Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses is the newest haunted house to join in the frightful festival.

Halloween Horror Nights is an extra-ticket event held on evenings from September 6th – November 2nd. There will be 10 haunted houses, 5 scare zones and several frightful acts of live entertainment. Here is a sneak peek into the other horros coming to the event-

  • Killer Klowns From Outer Space
  • Nightingales: Blood Pit
  • Stranger Things all-new Haunted House
  • Academy of Villains
  • Brutal Beasts of Yeti: Terror of the Yukon
  • Ghostbusters

Due to the terrifying nature of this event, it is not recommended for littles under the age of 13.

To purchase tickets to this event or to add it to a Universal Vacation Package, contact me today! Qualifying reservations will receive Magical Vacation’s Signature Adventure Packet – a great gift from us to you that is full of fun and adventure for your trip.

California Adventure · Characters/Meet & Greets · Disney Characters · Disney Shows · Disneyland · Extra Magical Events · New for California Adventure · New for Disneyland · Special Events in Disneyland

Oogie Boogie Bash!


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Since I shared what is new in Disney World this Halloween season, I wanted to also relay what would be new in Disneyland!

Disney California Adventure Park will present Oogie Boogie Bash! This will be a separate ticket event that offers special entertainment, food, characters, and trick or treating.

An awesome new version of World of Color will be shown. “Villainous!” will be hosted by Oogie Boogie himself and is sure to provide some screams. Other Halloween entertainment will include a Descendants Dance Party, Mickey Stage Show, Frightfully Fun Parade, Trick or Treating on immersive treat trails and a new interactive trail provided by Disney Villains.

Guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween Costume. This Bash will start on September 17th and take place on 20 select nights. Get your tickets now, as they will sell out!

To plan a trip to Disneyland and add this Spooky event to your itinerary, contact me today!

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Boo To You – New Enhancements Coming!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one of my absolute favorite events in Walt Disney World. I love the fall decor, the characters all dressed up in their own costumes, the ride overlays, and of course, the candy! The best part of the evening is definitely the entertainment. The stage shows, parade, and fireworks are not to be missed. They are the reason we return year after year for these parties (that and the smaller crowds!).

The parade, Boo to You, is one of the most fun parades we get to see all year. We love seeing the Headless Horseman, ghosts from the Haunted Mansion and Ralph & Vanelope. Plus, the song is so catchy and we find ourselves singing it as soon as Halloween Decor hits the shelves back at home.

Disney has announced that there will be a new addition to the Boo to You Halloween Parade. A “Tomorrowland Unit” will bring the Incredibles along with Edna Mode, Buzz Lightyear, and his green Alien friends. The Incredibles will have their own “super” floats and Buzz will have a galactic float where he will be accompanied by the aliens. These will be a great addition and will be a fun way to bring Tomorrowland into the parade. I cannot wait to see it in September. Hint: The second Parade is always less crowded.

In addition to Parade enhancements, a new interactive Trick-or-Treat trail will debut in Tomorrowland; “Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular” at Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor. I am curious to see how they will make it interactive – another reason I cannot wait to visit.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party starts August 16th and runs through November 1st on select nights. Purchase your tickets early to guarantee entrance. They only allow a certain number to keep the crowd smaller than an average day at the parks. These parties will sell out. Hint: We find Sunday & Tuesday parties to be the least crowded!

I look forward to posting all about the old favorites and the new additions after our trip in September. If you would like to attend this party, let me help you plan a trip during this time frame. My services are free of charge and I can save you time and money. I will help your planning be stress free as well as assist you with Fastpasses, dining, and more. My goal is for you to feel like planning your trip was a breeze and the trip itself was magical. Contact me today and Let’s Turn Your Dreams into Memories. Don’t forget to ask about our special gift to you – Magical Vacations’ The Minnie Box!

#Adulting · Epic Universe · New for Universal · Universal Resort · Universal Tip

HUGE Universal News!

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Epic Universe

Like, “New Park” Huge News! Universal Orlando is adding a 4th theme park. So far, we have been told that it will offer completely epic experiences and be completely immersive (think The Wizarding World). Each part of the land will be dedicated to a different story. Guests will travel through these stories and go on amazing adventures. I cannot wait for them to confirm what these lands will be comprised of.

This new Epic Universe will be located on the other side of Kirkman Road. It will not be directly attached to the other parks. Epic Universe will have its own hotels, shopping, entertainment area, restaurants, and more.

Check back later as the details unfold!

#Adulting · Adventures by disney · Adventures by Disney Discount · Disney Visa Promotion · River Cruises · Savings Promotion

Adventures By Disney Guests – A Great Promotion was Just Released!

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You can save $400 per person on select staterooms on most 2020 Adventures by Disney® River Cruise sailings when you book through Oct. 15, 2019.  

This offer is valid on all 2020 Adventures by Disney river cruises, excluding Sept. 26, 2020 (Danube), Dec. 19, 2020 (Danube), June 14, 2020 (Rhine) June 28, 2020 (Rhine) and Aug. 9, 2020 (Rhine).

If you are a Disney Visa Cardholder you will also receive one free pre- or post-stay hotel night, depending on itinerary and sailing direction. 

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River Cruises Include –

  • The Danube River
  • The Seine River
  • The Rhone River
  • The Rhine River
  • Even the Rhine River: Food & Wine Cruise is included!

Let me know if you have any questions and Let’s Turn Your Adventures By Disney Dreams Into Memories!

Please feel free to share this with friends and family that may be interested. It is an amazing discount that will benefit them and not everyone knows all the wonder and magic that is included in an Adventure By Disney. If you are interested in learning more about Adventures by Disney, please click here.

Each Adventure By Disney Reservation will receive our Minnie Box – Our signature gift to you that is full of magic and excitement. It is tailored to each individual travel party and includes items that will make your trip even more special.

#Adulting · Islands of Adventure · New for Islands of Adventure · Special Events at Universal · Universal Discount · Universal Resort · Universal Studios · Wizarding World

New Wizarding World Vacation Package Now Available

Universal has just released a really amazing new opportunity for Potter Fans everywhere!

This exclusive vacation package will allow you multiple days in the parks to experience all that the Wizarding World has to offer including the NEW Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure!! Here is what is included –

  • 5- Night Hotel Accommodations (travel now till 12/20/19)
  • 3-Park, 2 Day Park-to-Park ticket & get 3 days Free!! (basically this means that you can visit Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure & Volcano Bay for 5 days and the ability to jump from one park to the next in the same day is a benefit with these tickets)
  • Early park admission to the Wizarding World and Volcano Bay – get in before the general public!
  • Special Keepsake Box filled with goodies as pictured below. Of course, this is in addition to our Adventure Packet that is sent to Magical Vacations LLC guests with qualifying package.
  • Breakfast at the Leaky Cauldron
  • Breakfast at the Three Broomsticks
  • Shutterbutton Photography Studio Session that includes a commemorative DVD album and one 8×10 print
  • Access to City Walk Entertainment (exclusions apply)
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This is a great opportunity that has some really need benefits included. Contact me today to reserve this great package. The opportunity is valid when booked through 7/31/19 so contact me today!

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12 Days of Christmas in July

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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas in July, Nemo Gave to Me::

Traveling to Disney For the Holidays

We have been delivered a very special treat for the 12th day of Christmas in July. Disney released a new promotion call the Ultimate Disney Christmas Package. This wonderful package includes a resort stay, exclusive ride access, tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and more! Here are the details along with a Magical Disney Christmas Itinerary!-

  • Check in Saturday, December 21 and check out December 26th (you can add on extra days if you wish through a separate reservation)
  • 12/21- Exclusive Evening access to Avatar: Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, and Expedition Everest. Also see an exclusive showing of the new Rivers of Light: We are One.
  • 12/22 – 1 Ticket per person to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
  • 12/23 or 12/24 (one night per reservation) – Exclusive access to reserved viewing area to watch Epcot Forever – the newest nighttime spectacular that will debut this fall. Plus, each guest will receive a digital Epcot Dining card for $50 to enjoy at participating locations.
  • 12/25 – The Ultimate Disney Christmas Gift will be delivered to your clients room

In addition, you can use the credentials of this special package to receive special discounts in Disney Springs during your stay. This 5 night stay at select Disney Resorts also includes a 4-day Park Hopper ticket.

Contact me today for select pricing and further details on this wonderful Christmas opportunity!

Gifting a Disney Destination for Christmas

On Christmas Eve, we always allow each child to open up one gift. It has always been Holiday pajamas and a new Christmas story for us to read. They always know that is what they are getting so it really is not all that exciting to open. Well, one year we decided to have coordinating shirts made and wrapped those instead. They slowly unwrapped them with zero enthusiasm and were super surprised to get their shirts. We told them we were heading there for their Easter break and they were all shocked. It was a great surprise!

Contact Me

If you would like assistance reserving a trip to a Disney Destination for the 2019 Holidays or if you would like to beat ALL the Holiday Shopping crowds and book a Disney Destination to gift to your loved ones this year, contact me today! I would be delighted to help you find a great way to wrap up your gift to surprise your family! I look forward to hearing from you and helping you plan your Holiday Magic soon!