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Update: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

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We have the first photos and some video of this ride and it…is….awesome! I am giddy over how immersive and detailed it is! Still scheduled to open June 13th, this ride is blowing away records left and right. Here are some facts direct from Universal themselves:

  • This will take us beyond Hogwarts – Mostly taking place in the Forbidden Forest, this attraction will take us to a whole new part of the Wizarding World
  • New Environments & Sets – Inside never before seen ruins, you will be able to see habitats where Hagrid Kept his Blast-Ended Skrewts, dragon eggs that he is currently nursing that are just about to hatch, and many more materials used during his Care of Magical Creatures Class. Let’s not forget some familiar faces that we will see as well – Arthur Weasley, Hagrid, and even Fang
  • Most Launches – This coaster will have 7 launches, the most of any coaster in the world
  • Vertical Drop! – You will be dropped, vertically, 17 feet
  • Longest Roller Coaster in Florida – Nearly a mile
  • Two Different “Rides” – Your riding in Hagrid’s Motorbike, choose from riding the bike or riding in the sidecar
  • Will launch you 65 ft into the air at a 70 Degree angle, then drop you straight backward in one smooth motion

The unpredictability of this ride is going to be crazy and so exciting! I cannot wait! Tip: Riding this at night will feel even more authentic! Check out a sneak peek video below:

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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.

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New Universal Ticket Promotion!!

Universal has released its newest ticket promotion and it is Big!

Purchase 2 days at Universal Orlando and you can get an additional 3 days FREE!!! This promotion gets you 5 days in the parks for the price of 2! This can be used for park-to-park tickets as well. Tickets can be for the 2 park or 3 park category.

These tickets will be for sale March 15th – June 12th, 2019. You can travel and use them for March 15th – December 20th. The month of July is considered a block out date, but other than that you can use it for Spring Break, Memorial Day, Graduation Trips, Summer Vacations, Fall Vacations, Thanksgiving… Pretty Amazing Savings.

Contact me to plan your trip and take advantage of this huge savings today! Qualifying reservations will receive our Adventure Packet! It is our gift to you that will arrive at your door prior to your trip and is tailored just to your group!


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New Details: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

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Universal has released more details about their new coaster debuting June 13th.

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will begin when you join Hagrid’s Care of Magical Creatures Class. Hagrid will have you board a motorbike, just like the one given to him by Sirius Black in the movies. Guests will ride 2 across and will have the choice of the bike or the side car next to it. Each will give a different experience. Hagrid will lead you down into the Forbidden Forest. (Which is actually made of live trees!) From there, in true Hagrid fashion, things get completely out of hand. You will wind up running into several magical creatures and fantastic beasts. The Motorbike will encounter Cornish Pixies, Fluffy, Centaurs and more! The art director teases that there will even be one beast we have never seen before. Hopefully you remember your spells because they will come in handy in this adventure.

This “Flight” will have you spinning, turning, and rushing both forwards and backwards. Speeds of up to 50mph will be reached. No word yet on a height limit -stay tuned for that!

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To coincide with the release they have a great promotion – Traveling now to 12/31/19: The Wizarding Wolrd of Harry Potter Exclusive Vacation Package:

  • 5-night hotel accommodations
  • 3-park 2-day park to park tickets and get 2 days free! (Expires 3/14)
  • Breakfast at the Leaky Cauldron (1 per person)
  • Breakfast at the Three Broomsticks (1 per person)
  • Early Park Admission
  • Shutterbutton Photography Studio Session
  • Access to select live entertainment venues at City Walk

Contact me today for a no obligation quote for your party. Secure your seat in Hagrid’s Class before they are all taken!


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Halloween Horror Nights – Dates & Package Released

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Universal has released the dates for Halloween Horror Nights for 2019!

The darkness will descend on Universal Orlando for select nights September 6th – November 2nd. They are currently offering a fantastic deal. The Halloween Horror Nights Hotel & Ticket Package will include:

  • 4 Night Hotel Accommodations
  • 3 Park 4-Day Park-to-Park Tickets
  • Early Admission to Select Park as Predetermined by Universal
  • Free Access to Select Live Entertainment in CityWalk
  • LIMITED TIME OFFER: Book before 6/5/19 and receive a Flex Sunday-Friday Ticket plus one FREE Event Night to be used an additional Sunday-Friday.

There is a suggested age minimum of 13 and older due to how scary this really is. There is a VIP day time tour for those who want to experience it but maybe would prefer to do so in the light. I would be happy to provide details for that if you are interested.

Contact me today for a no-obligation quote today. My services are free of charge and I can save you time and money!

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Coming Soon to the Wizarding World

Coming June 13th – Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Photo Credit: Derek Funk

This thrilling new coaster will be in Islands of Adventure where Dueling Dragons used to be. Knowing how amazing and immersive the other Wizarding World attractions are, I am so excited to go visit again and ride this new coaster.

Universal happens to have a promotion and it is still available for purchase till March 14th. With this offer, you purchase a 2 day, 2 park pass and you get two additional days free! This reduces the daily rate to $69! The tickets purchased through this promotion are valid through the end of June. You can take advantage of it and go see the newest addition.

Tip: When you stay on property, you gain access to the Wizarding World an hour earlier than the general population. This will give you a huge advantage with the line for this new ride as well as the other Wizarding World attractions. Contact me and we can put a package together for you!