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October Giveaway!!

Happy Fall, Y’all!!

Gone are the days of swimming pools & BBQ’s.  Bring on all the pumpkin, trick or treating, crisp air & bonfires.  As 2019 winds down, I have set a business challenge for myself for October and I need your help! My goal is 13 new reservations in October (spooky month, spooky number!). 

This is where you come in!  Any Disney or Universal package booked in the Month of October will receive an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift card for Disney or Universal! Travel can be anytime between now and the end of 2020.   Disney Packages require 3 night stay and 3 day park tickets.  Universal Packages require 2 night stay and 2 day park-to-park tickets.  Any Disney Cruise, Adventure by Disney, and Aulani: A Disney Resort & Spa Package count.  If this package is booked for a check in date in 2019, you will receive 2 entries! Perfect time to book a holiday reservation and see Disney decorated for Christmas or book a Very Merrytime Cruise!

Each day I will post on Facebook a countdown of my favorite hints and tips for Walt Disney World and Universal Studios so be sure to follow me at https://www.facebook.com/wdwdreamsintomemories/. These hints and tips will give you a great idea of all the knowledge I share with my guests when I am assisting with their vacation planning.

Already reserved or not planning on traveling in the contest time frame? You can still help me AND win a contest of your own! If you have traveled with me before you know that I get all my clients through referrals from satisfied guests.  You know that I put everything I have into each guest’s reservation and that my level of service is unprecedented.  These referrals are how I can continue to help more families and do what I absolutely love to do.  Anyone who refers a guest during the month of October will receive an entry into a drawing for a Starbucks Gift Card (or Amazon for those of you who don’t need coffee to survive). There is NO limit to how many entries you can get – if you refer 3 guests, you will receive 3 entries. 

BONUS: If I reach my goal of 13 reservations in October, I will do an additional swag giveaway.  Both the referrers and the travelers will receive one entry and the winner will get the choice of a Disney or Universal gift.  Gift Cards will go out after final payment is made for guest’s trip.  If bonus is met, swag giveaway will go out as soon as drawing is completed.

(Previous Reservations do not qualify. I’m sorry, I appreciate you, but this is about 13 in October)

Don’t forget about our Minnie Box! Qualifying reservations will receive this gift from the “Disney Earmarked Agency” I work for! It is full of magic & surprises. It arrives just prior to your departure and will get your family even more excited about their trip!

THANK YOU for all your support.  I look forward to helping turn more dreams into memories in October and for years to come!

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2019 Universal Holiday Celebration Dates Announced for 2019

©2019 Universal Studios

I don’t know about you, but I have ALWAYS (see what I did there?!) wanted to visit Harry & his friends at Hogwarts around the holidays. It looks so magical with the snow and…magic. Every time I read one of the books or watch a movie, I picture what it would be like to be there with them.

With our very own Hogwarts at Islands of Adventure, that Christmas Magic is not so far away! Universal has announced that the Holiday celebration will run from November 16 – January 5.

  • The Wizarding World will be completely decorated for holidays, the restaurants will have themed food & beverages, and of course, the entertainment will be very merry
  • A wonderful Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, full of your favorite characters will roll through the streets of Universal Studios
  • Mannheim Steamroller will perform on select nights
  • The Grinch will perform in the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular in Islands of Adveture
  • Universal Resort Hotels will be decorated and have special events
  • Special EVE Party on New Year’s Eve at City Walk

If you already have plans to visit Universal during this time frame, these Holiday additions will truly enhance your Christmas Season and you should take full advantage of all of them.

If you do not already have a vacation package and you would like to plan a trip to Universal for the Holidays, contact me today! We can lay out all the details of your 2019 Holiday Trip and start your vacation countdown! Qualifying reservations will receive our Adventure Packet. Magical Vacations LLC signature gift to our Universal Guests. It is full of surprises and other things to assist you with your trip.

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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.

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HUGE Universal News!

© 2019 Universal Studios

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!

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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)
© 2019 Universal Studios

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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Update: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

© 2019 Universal Studios

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.