In 2020, I am going to be doing monthly updates via Facebook Live. I am aiming for the second Sunday of every month but that may change in the case of a holiday (or a research-based Disney Trip). I would love for you to join me.
I will gather the information I learn directly from Disney each month and then hop on Facebook Live to share it all, answer questions, and explain anything that may need an explanation. It is a great way for you to keep up on updates, closures, refurbishments, discounts, and more.
More In-Room Celebrations have come along so that we can add even more different kids of magic to our stay in Disney. I love the Toy Story Option, as I know it is one that my guys and gal would all love! Here is more on the items offered:
A Pixar Pals Welcome- Your clients can celebrate Friendship and Beyond during their stay with a special In-Room Celebration featuring some of their favorite Pixar pals.
Presenting Your Royal Princess– Give your clients’ little ones the royal treatment! This special In-Room Celebration is themed to Disney Princesses, and feature door decorations, a letter from the Fairy Godmother, and Princess-themed treasures.
Me Pirate Adventure- This is the Disney pirate In-Room Celebration your clients have been waiting for! This add-on includes a “Beware” banner to welcome guests, treasures from Blackbeard, and more!
These are so easy for us to add to a Walt Disney World Vacation Package and they put the biggest smiles on faces of guests of all ages. Be sure to look into others that have been recently posted. The “Love” packages have been a huge hit among guests “Disneymooning” and returning for the “Disaversary” trips and even some for those getting engaged and one of the Most Magical Places on Earth. Let me know if you would like to add one of these great packages to your stay!
My Goal in 2020 is to run a race at Disney. I have been to Disney during races, and I have supported other racers but never raced myself. I am hoping to change that next year. I enjoy running and what could be better than doing it at Walt Disney World.
Disney just made it easier to book your race weekend trips. Now, we can reserve your room, tickets, AND your race registration. All at once! Done! It makes things more seamless for guests and it helps me offer you even more great customer service options.
We are now able to book for the January Marathon, Princess Marathon, and the Star Wars Marathon for 2020 pending availability. Let’s get it going!
A new celebration fit for all Princes & Princesses! Now available at Cinderella’s Royal, a delicious meal will be paired with a Royal Experience. Guests who choose the celebration package will receive the tasty 3 course meal as well as meet with several Disney Princesses. In addition, guests will receive the following:
A personal welcome from Cinderella & her Prince where they will welcome you into the castle
Complimentary glass of sparkling wine or specialty beverage
A box of Cinderella-inspired treats as a keepsake gift
Reserved seating for “Happily Ever After” Fireworks
After-Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace where treats are also Cinderella-Inspired
This Signature Celebration is only offered during one seating each evening so reservations are very limited. I highly recommend making this the first reservation you make when you book your dining 180 days out. For assistance with this and all of your other planning, please contact me for a no-obligation quote and let’s start planning your dreams! My services are free of charge and all qualifying reservations will receive our Minnie Box Gift.
I spent the last weekend in Walt Disney World getting caught up on all the wonderful new things and the “limited time Magic” offerings. WOW was I busy but I learned so much. Since 2009, I have been to Walt Disney World once without children. That visit was brief and dictated by my lovely sister whose bachelorette party we were there for. This was the first time in ten years that I have been to Disney and was able to see and do “Adult” things. It was fantastic and I cannot wait to do it again in June.
Blinded by my children’s joy and all the things they want to see and do, I had forgotten how much was offered for crowds 21+. I want to share what I had experienced and learned so that those of you looking for a couples retreat, girls weekend, or fantastic group of friends getaway can see what a great option Disney Word would be.
I touched down in Orlando right around 8am and headed for the Magical Express. They grabbed my luggage for me, put me on the correct bus and I was off to my hotel – Port Orleans French Quarter. There are not many hotels that I do not like but for #Adulting purposes, I suggest staying in a Moderate or higher. The reason being the night time entertainment that Moderates and Deluxes offer. If you choose to do a day at the pool/hotel, you have a great choice of entertainment right there between the movies and live entertainment they offer in the evenings.
#Adulting at Resorts
I love the resorts on the monorail. They are incredibly convenient, have a tremendous amount of amenities, and they have many #Adulting opportunities. This weekend, I participated in the Highway in the Sky Dine Around. It is a 5 course experience of bites and beverages. All of the stops are at the monorail resorts:
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
It does culminate with the perfect viewing spot for Happily Ever After Fireworks. I was with a group of friends for this and we had a blast. I could also see how it could be incredibly romantic.
In addition to this experience, the monorail resorts have several bars and lounges that have live entertainment, great food & beverages, and each has at least one table service restaurant.
The Boardwalk Resorts are also in a great area that have so many #Adulting opportunities. They are within walking distance to Epcot (they also offer the Friendship boats) so during all of the Epcot Festivals, they are a great option. You can also find great eateries and entertainment on the boardwalk including the Dance Hall and Jellyrolls Piano Bar. The resorts located at the Boardwalk are:
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn & Villas
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Disney’s Beach Club Resort & Villas
In addition to the Boardwalk entertainment, each specific resort has several options for entertainment including live music, lounges, bars, and golf courses.
Both the Boardwalk Resorts and the Monorail Resorts are on bodies of water. This is a fantastic advantage because of all of the marinas. Guests can charter private bass fishing outings, arrange dinner for a couple or a group out on one of the pontoons and sail during fireworks. You can even just arrange for a dessert and bring your own beverages on board. So many fun and romantic possibilities! Fort Wilderness also has boat rentals.
Other Resort #Adulting Opportunities
In addition to the Boardwalk & Monorail Resorts, several other resorts have great options for adults:
Stay “Club Level” for wonderful perks and service
Signature Dining Experiences (Jiko has the largest selection of South African wine in North America)
Bars & Lounges
Rent a Surrey Bike
The Beignet Dash (5k)
Movies under the Stars
Horse Stable Tours
Adult Pools (at select hotels)
Canoes & Kayaks
Golf Courses & Mini Golf (Clubs for rent)
If you are looking for a specific resort offering from the above list, let me know and I can help you find which Resort has it. The Disney Resorts have the perfect ingredients to make an amazing Adults Only Trip. Put a few of these options together for a group of friends or a romantic getaway and you will have the vacation of a lifetime! I am happy to help turn your Dreams into Memories!!
Next in the #Adulting Series will be #Adulting in Disney Parks
There are several new Magical Experiences that are currently or will very soon be available to Disney Guests.
Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew
Captain Hook is looking for new recruits to help him swab the deck! If you are 4-12 and are looking for a great adventure with the Captain and his crew, then this would truly be a magical adventure for you! They set sail from Disney’s Beach Club resort and the crew will be taught how to walk, talk, and act like a pirate before setting out on the ultimate treasure hunt. Once the treasure is found, the crew will be treated to a pirate’s feast! All of this and more on this new adventure which will start setting sail April 2019. Now taking reservations!!
If you or your little has always wanted to be a mermaid, now you can be part of Ariel’s World! Offered at select Walt Disney World Resort Pool’s will be a class teaching you just how to do that! Mermaids, ages 4 and up will be fitted with their very own mermaid tail. During an hour long class, you will be taught how to swim and play the mermaid way!
Now being offered at various Disney Hotel Resorts are art classes offered by Disney Professional Artists. Guests ages 12 and older can create their own masterpiece. There is a junior class for kids at Port Orleans for 6 and up. Offerings include:
Win, Paint, Show at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Wild About Painting, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Painting on de’ Bayou (adults), Painting by the Lagoon (kids), Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter Resort. Children’s painting class; designed for ages 6 and older; accompanying parent required.
Painting in the Vineyard, Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
Canvas and Wine Glass Painting on the Boards, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Calling all fisherman, big and small!! Guests can take a guided fishing tour of Seven Seas Lagoon. Guests of all ages can choose between a pontoon boat or a bass fishing boat with up to 5 in a party. Excursions are catch and release and can be chartered for 2 or 4 hours
Looking to enhance your trip by adding some extra magic?! Contact me and we can add any of these to a vacation package for you!
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is delivering a whole new look to Princesses aboard Disney Cruises. Now, on all four Disney ships, the Boutique is offering a complete Rapunzel Makeover!
This new makeover is quite elaborate. The dress has beautiful details with lace and lattice. Their Fairy Godmother will complete the look with crystal tiara, a Rapunzel Sun Pendant Necklace, and a gold-plated sterling silver bracelet with Swarovski crystals. Princesses can then add the traditional sash, nail polish, makeup, and a fancy hair style. With a bit of Pixie Dust and a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, the Rapunzel Makeover is complete!
This experience also comes with a white robe with princess embroidery, a satin hanger, and a garment bag. This will protect your dress when you travel home. It is a beautiful experience for your beautiful princess.
Ready to reserve your Disney Cruise? Itineraries are now released for well into 2020. Contact me for a no-obligation quote! My services are free of charge and they can save you time and money. Plus, all qualifying reservations will receive our Minnie Box- A special gift tailored to your family delivered to your door in time for departure!
Little girls everywhere are going to be super excited when they hear about the magic going on over at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Cinderella Castle. They are adding more chairs and fairy godmothers so that they can help more little girls live out their princess dreams. Along with expanding the castle, they are adding a very special magical mirror!
In addition, a brand new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will be opening up at Disney’s Grand Floridian! Starting this summer, guests will be able to visit the Boutique and receive the full princess experience. It will be as easy as hopping on a monorail to get to the boutique and then you can head right back to the Magic Kingdom to continue the day dressed as a Disney Princess. I like to make dinner reservations at Cinderella’s Royal Table, Be Our Guest, or 1900 Park Fare the same day we do Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique so we can get pictures with the princesses. What a wonderful addition this will be! Stay tuned for opening details.