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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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More Reservations available for Ultimate Christmas Package!

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Disney received such an overwhelming response for the Ultimate Christmas Package that they are linking more rooms to this package. If you tried to get a reservation this summer when it released and missed it, now is your second chance!

This 5-night package is full of a very Merry itinerary! If you are looking for a really special holiday for your family, this could be it! With the 5 nights, you receive a 4 day park Hopper. Here is the itinerary:

  • Saturday, Dec. 21: Exclusive nighttime access to experience Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey and Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Plus, your Clients can catch an exclusive showing of the park’s new “Rivers of Light: We Are One” show on Discovery River.
  • Sunday, Dec. 22: Tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, where your Clients can see the brand-new “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” nighttime spectacular.
  • Monday, Dec. 23, or Tuesday, Dec. 24 (one night per reservation): Access to an exclusive reserved viewing area to watch “Epcot® Forever,” the new nighttime spectacular at Epcot. Plus, each Guest (ages 3 and older) receives a digital $50 Epcot Theme Park Dine Promo Card to use at participating locations in the park.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 25: An Ultimate Disney Christmas gift delivered to your Clients’ resort hotel room!

Combine this package with all of the other merry & magical events in Disney World this time of year and you can make the most merriest of holidays together.

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If you are interested in a no-obligation quote, contact me today! This new room block will not last for long! My services are free of charge and I can save you time & money. Even if you know all there is to know about Disney, I can be a great assistant for you when planning your trip – plus you do not have to make any of the phone calls or wait on any of the holds.

Reservations made this month are all entered into my Drawing for a $50 Disney Gift Card. If you are reserving for 2019 (which is what this package would be) you receive double entries!! If you know someone who might want to take advantage of this package, I am also doing a drawing for a gift card for anyone who refers a guest to me this month. Check out the giveaway here: https://wdwdreamsintomemories.com/2019/10/01/october-giveaway/

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Early 2020 Promotions Just Released!

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Disney has just announced several new discounts for this winter and spring. There are a few different ones available but the offers are limited so if you think you may want to take advantage, contact me today! Any of these offers would be fantastic to take advantage of. Add in the fact that if you book this month, you are entered in my $50 gift card giveaway and you can really save some $$! Here is what was announced:

Walt Disney World

Book now through January 1, 2020 and receive one of two offers:

  • For travel January 1, 2020 – March 7, 2020, get a FREE dining plan for kids ages 3-9 when adults purchase their dining package. This also includes a Frozen Welcome Pack which comes with a voucher for one stroller rental for the length of your stay, one in-park 5×7 photo print per room and one merchandise bag per room including a plush, book and 2 treats.
  • For travel January 1, 2020 – April 25, 2020 on most nights, save up to 25% on your room. Add a 6-day or longer theme park ticket to your vacation package and each member of your family ages 3+ will receive a $30 Disney gift card!

Aulani: A Disney Resort & Spa

Book now through November 13 and travel most nights January 5, 2020 through February 29, 2020 (Get away from the cold!)

  • Save up to 30% on 5 or more consecutive nights
  • Save 25% on stays of 4 consecutive night
  • Plus, enjoy a $250 Resort Credit on stays of 5 or more nights or a $150 Resort Credit on stays of 4 nights.

Adventures by Disney

Book now through March 25, 2020 for select departures January 5 through April 30, 2020 and save up to $400 PER PERSON on select Disney Destinations around the world.

Destinations include Africa, Australia, Europe, Asia, North America, Central America, South America – you can travel to almost any corner of the Earth with Disney’s attention to detail, customer service, and the desire to provide magic to every member of the family.

Take advantage of one of these promotions to save big on your Disney Dream Vacation. Qualifying reservations will also receive the Minnie Box! Our gift to you for choosing us to be your planners. It is full of magic and surprises and is specially tailored to each family. I look forward to helping you turn your dreams into memories!

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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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Disney Cruise Line Returns to New Orleans & Favorite Tropical Destinations in Early 2021

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Starting in early 2021, Disney Cruise Line will begin using New Orleans as a home port for several cruises. This makes for a great opportunity – the home port is a destination of it’s own. You can tack on a few days before or after a Disney Cruise to explore the home of Tiana & Prince Naveen!

The Disney Wonder will sail to the Western Caribbean, Bahamas, 14 night Panama Canal, and also a new port in Mexico where you can explore Mayan Ruins. The Wonder will also sail out of Galveston in 2021. From this home port you can sail to Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Key West (a favorite of mine!), Castaway Cay, & Nassau.

If you are looking for a more Tropical Itinerary, look no further than the Disney Magic, Fantasy, and Dream. In early 2021, they will sail to the Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean, and Western Caribbean. The home port for the Magic will be Miami while the Fantasy and the Dream will leave out of Port Canaveral.

Which home port you sail out of can definitely enhance your trip. If you have never been to Miami and it is a place you hope to visit, sail an itinerary on the Magic and add a day or so before or after your trip. Of course, nothing beats sailing out of Port Canaveral and adding a few days at Disney World onto the front or back end of a cruise. I like to call that our “Surf & Turf” trips. They are my favorite – the best of both “worlds”.

Castaway Club Members can book these itineraries as early as September 30th for Platinum, October 1 for Platinum & Gold, and October 2 for Platinum, Gold, and Silver. They go on sale to the general public on October 3rd.

If you are interested in more information regarding one of these itineraries or to reserve, I would be happy to give you a no-obligation quote. My planning services are free of charge. I save guests time and frustrations by handling all their reservations, phone calls, and deadlines. I focus solely on Disney Cruises and do not book any other cruise line so I am very well versed in all things that need to be accomplished during you planning phase. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Flower & Garden Dates Announced!

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is set to return for its 27th season. This year, you can celebrate amazing topiaries, gardens, tasty treats, and the Garden Rocks Concert Series from March 4 – June 1.

Known for its beautiful flowers, floating gardens, raised beds, and outdoor kitchens, this year’s festival will not disappoint. There will be a new Remy Topiary in the center of a beautiful garden in France. This is to celebrate the new attraction coming to France with the “Little Chef” as the main character.

The Outdoor Kitchens feature ingredients that are grown right in Epcot. They offer delicious delights that contain fruits, veggies, and even edible flowers! All fresh from the garden.

The Butterfly house will return once again. This is a guest favorite and if you have ever visited, you know why. You enter a beautiful greenhouse and are surrounded by hundreds of stunning flowers. Flying all around will be several different types of magnificent butterflies. Butterflies in all different stages of life will be visible including those still in their chrysalis. There are special little homes for them to gather in and you will definitely see them drinking from the flowers. If you are lucky, one may even land on you.

Little ones will love the Festival’s Garden Playground. It is a great spot for adults to take a break and have an area for the littles to run free. Also, bring your littles here during a child swap and while the big kids ride some of the more intense rides.

If you would like to visit during Flower & Garden Festival, contact me today for a quote! My services are free of charge and I can save you time & money. I am not a travel agent focusing on any and all destinations. I am a travel agent that focuses solely on Disney so you know when you ask me to plan your trip that I am very knowledgeable and I will give it my all. It is not just my job, it is my passion! I look forward to helping you turn your Dreams into Memories!!

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September 2019 Trip Report – Walt Disney World

It was a fast, but great trip! I traveled with my Husband & our three littles. We stayed at Port Orleans Riverside, went to all 4 parks, attended Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Food & Wine Festival, Disney Springs, and thoroughly investigated Galaxy’s Edge – All in 2.5 days!! Whew… It was fantastic and informative and I now feel like I can better serve my guests when it comes to their questions and planning for Star Wars Land.

Resort – Port Orleans Riverside

When traveling as a family of 5, this is one of our favorite resorts. We love the laid back feel, the theming & Decor, the eateries, the entertainment, and we have perfected our building choice so the bus system works well for us too! The rooms in Alligator Bayou sleep 5 when you utilize a pull-down bed. This works perfectly for us and the theming is just adorable. All rooms were recently refurbed and we love them – especially that they kept the ceiling fans!

Transportation:

Riverside has 4 internal bus stops. They are West, North, East, & South Depots. The South Depot is what we consider to be the “main” depot. It is where the lobby, eateries, bars, and pool area is. Naturally, guests want to be as close to these things as possible so the first 4 buildings in Alligator Bayou that surround that area are “Preferred” and come with a higher price tag. This trip we chose to stay in one of them – building 27. This preferred building is the furthest of the preferred buildings from the Lobby so if you request it, you are likely to have your request granted. This building is on the main path around the lake so it is still quite quick to the lobby and South Depot.

Why did we choose this building?

Well, this preferred building is in an ideal location when it comes to busing. It is equally distant to the South and the West Depot which gives us easy access to both.

Why is that beneficial?

In the morning when we are heading to the parks, the buses come in and stop at the West Depot first. They continue around the loop picking up at the South Depot last. If we are heading out early and are concerned that buses may be full, we head to the West Depot so we know we will be among the first depot to get on a bus. If we are not concerned about a full bus, we can head to the South depot which is the last stop on the internal bus loop before it heads to the park. This has us on the bus for the least time as possible.

In the evening when the West Depot is once again the first stop, we can get off there instead of riding the next three stops to get off at South Depot.

It really is an ideal location. If you do not want to pay the extra $$, there are buildings that are not preferred that are also right near 27. Requesting building 17, 26, or 28 will have you in the same area and you will be able to take advantage of the same bus scenario.

Riverside also has a boat to Disney Springs. It is a nice and relaxing ride down the Sassagoula River where you will pass some other neat resorts as well as get a whole different view of Disney Springs.

Entertainment/Recreation:

My littles love this pool and its water slide. They float around the main pool trying to maneuver each other into the spilling buckets of water and they really enjoy the little walk up to the slide and the ride down. Disney has the path to the slide as well as the looping slide maneuvering through the “Bayou”. It really is done so well.

Like other Disney Resorts, the staff at the pool do a great job of offering water games, trivia, duck races, and more. They are some fantastic young people.

We have also taken advantage of the nightly entertainment. The River Roost is a great little bar/lounge where pianists and singers entertain nightly including our favorite, Yeeha Bob. He is a very talented entertainer and I highly recommend checking his schedule to see which night he plays so you do not miss him!

Disney Cast Members offer “S’mores on the Bayou” nightly at a fire pit over by the playground. Our littles love to experience this. I mean, s’mores..in Disney?! Can life get better?

You and your family can also visit the Fishin’ Hole where you will be set up with an ol’ cane pole and some bait. See what you can catch!

This resort has an abundance of activities. On our typical week long trips, we find we spend at least one full day staying at the resort and enjoying it’s amenities. It is also a very short walk to Port Orleans French Quarter. We have taken that short walk a number of times to get some yummy beignets!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

We had a great time and were excited to be back at this party. We all went as Star Wars Characters and received several compliments. (especially little BB-8) I highly recommend it for all of the wonderful experiences you can have that are exclusive to this party. The shows, the parades, the dance parties, the CANDY, and of course, the really short lines on your favorite attractions. (We waited 15 minutes for Mine Train!)

My little’s favorite part of the evening wound up being the DescenDANCE Party where the Villain Kids played music videos and danced for hours. All three of mine were glued for a solid show and a half. It took place at Comic Ray’s Starlight Cafe so they danced their hearts out, took a break to eat dinner, and went and danced some more while we finished up. It was perfect and an event that no Descendants Fan should miss.

The food was an attraction in itself! I am a foodie – especially when I am in Disney. The “Amuck” Cupcake was full of surprises in each bite with candy pieces and crunchies in the cupcake itself and a piece of white chocolate with the Sanderson Sisters that adorned the top. Yummy! This can be found at the Main Street Bakery.

The Headless Horseman Cheesecake is a must-have for any pumpkin fan. It is a pumpkin mousse that covers chocolate cake and crunchies, topped with a Headless Horseman Candy Piece. It was creamy and pumpkin-y and delicious!

The sweet treats were so tasty but my favorite by far was the Lots-O Burger. OH. My. It was a beef patty topped with creamy fondue brie cheese and bacon jam and a huge onion ring. It was creamy and crunchy, sweet and salty. I wish I had two. I may even try to replicate it at home – it was that amazing!

My favorite parts of the evening (other than the burger!) were the Pirates of the Caribbean ride enhancement and Hocus Pocus Stage Show. Pirates was hilarious with all the live actors running around. It was very different and very entertaining! Hocus Pocus never disappoints. I thoroughly enjoy that show each year. If you are not traveling with littles or if you are and they do not mind up staying up late, I suggest the 12 a.m. show. This is the last show and the last event of the evening. Waiting until midnight to attend this show allowed us to visit rides and continue to trick-or-treat while those things were still available. It worked out well.

Hollywood Studios

We got back to riverside and we had the littles asleep by 1 am. When you only have 2.5 days in Disney, you can sleep on the way home! We were up at 7 am to head to Hollywood Studios and see Galaxy’s Edge for the first time. We had a reservation at Oga’s Cantina for 10:40 am so we headed to Toy Story Land when we got there. We got on Slinky Dog Dash, Toy Story Midway Mania, and Swirling Saucers all in an hour. I highly recommend getting there early if possibly with the new way the Fastpass system is working there. (More information about Hollywood Studios Fastpass system Here)

At 8:15, the park was still only open to Walt Disney Resort guests so we were used our Fastpass for Tower of Terror and we were able to get on Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster after just a short 10 minute wait.

We had about a half hour until our reservation so we headed to Galaxy’s Edge a half hour hour. To our surprise, they were not even utilizing boarding times. We were able to walk right into the land. We spent our half hour exploring all around Batuu. We Ronto Roasters, several stores, and made our way over to Oga’s. I cannot say enough about this Lounge. The theming is awesome, the cast members/actors are always “on” and the snacks and drinks were wonderful! More to come on Galaxy’s Edge in a separate post.

Due to the way they limit guests in the land, the line for Smuggler’s Run was only 35 minutes. The queue is interactive so you will want to have the Disney Play app downloaded to enjoy that. The littles loved it! We all agreed that the ride was a lot of fun. We loved the individual roles we got to play and how real it all felt.

Magic Kingdom

When we left Star Wars Land, we headed out of Hollywood Studios and over to Magic Kingdom. We enjoyed the rides we had not done the night prior at the Halloween Party. The crowds were light-moderate. I did grab a Fastpass for Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin because that is a family favorite. How many of you can max out on one laser and more over to the other??

The Tron Coaster is making big progress! I was excited to see how different it looks in just 2 months!

After we visited all that we wanted to and ate all the goodies we set out to, we headed back to Riverside for an evening swim. I recommend that if it is something you can make work in your schedule. It is relaxing and a great way to end any day. No surprise – We headed to bed early!

Animal Kingdom

We rope dropped Animal Kingdom at 7 am for Early Morning Hours. Again, I highly recommend this! We hopped on Everest with no wait at all. Tree of Life at Sunrise, Anyone? We made it over to Pandora and the line for Flight of Passage was only 20 minutes. These were the only rides the kids were set on visiting so we grabbed our favorite beverages from the Pongu Pongu Lounge and we were off to Epcot!

Epcot – Food & Wine Festival

We arrived at Epcot at 9 am. It was perfect timing and allowed us to hop on Soarin’ with a 5 minute wait. Again – these first few hours in the parks are my favorite to visit for this exact reason. We utilized our Fastpasses for Test Track – This is my suggestion based on what I have encountered in my last few visits. Grab a Fastpass for Test Track if possible and just go Standby for Soarin’. The lines for Test Track get longer, quicker and we have found this to work best.

We stopped to see the Jammitors, or during Food & Wine Festival they are known as the Jammin’ Chefs. They are always full of life, humor, and great beats provided by pots, pans, & stove tops!

After a few more attractions in Future World, we decided to head back and enjoy the Food & Wine Festival. This year is the longest Food & Wine Festival to date. It did NOT disappoint. We had a great time tasting and sipping around the world. I will write a separate post for the Festival itself but here are some must try’s!

Must-Visit Food Destinations-

  • Flavors From Fire
  • Earth Eats
  • Coastal Eats
  • Active Eats
  • China
  • Hops & Barley
  • France
  • Hawaii

Check out the awesome lanyard we got in the photos above! It keeps track of what you ate where and how you rated it. You can also track the price or if you are on the dining plan like we were, we used it to check off snack credits! We utilized a dry erase marker so we can re-use it again! It is offered by a really neat shop on Etsy – Studio1955. She has all sorts of really great Disney Items. We have gotten band sliders as well.

Disney Springs

We went to Disney Springs for out last few hours in Disney. This is something we always do. We grab last minute souvenirs at World of Disney, grab the littles ice cream at Ghirardelli, and have one last visit to the Hangar Bar.

If you have not checked out the Hangar Bar, I urge you to. They have great tappas, fun & yummy beverages, and some really neat theming. It has become a fun tradition and a great way to say goodbye to Walt Disney World.

That is all for this 2.5 quick little trip.

If you have any questions or are interested in reserving a trip, contact me today! I would love to help you and your loved ones turn your Disney Dreams into Magical Memories!!

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Disney Cruise Line Purchases New Land

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With the upcoming addition of 3 new Ships and the itineraries they will add, Disney Cruise Line has decided they need an additional “Private” Beach.

Earlier this year, Disney Cruise Line purchased a new patch of land in the Bahamas. The beautiful island of Eleuthera has a lush area called Lighthouse Point. It is here where Disney will start constructing as soon as Environmental Plans and assessments are completed.

Since 2007, Disney has been putting a lot of focus on conservation and protecting our environment. Disney has been donating millions each year to protect and rehab coral reefs, especially in the Bahamas. The Government of the Bahamas and Disney have agreed upon the practices that they will use to construct on the land as well as the pier. Disney is looking to leave as little footprint as possible, agreeing to only develop 20% of the property and use sustainable building practices throughout construction. Also, instead of dredging a typical cruise ship channel, Disney Cruise Line will be building an open-trestle pier to lessen the impact on the environment.

One of the most exciting parts of the development of this island is the Imagineer that will be a very large part of design. Joe Rohde was at the forefront of design for Animal Kingdom and he also helped design Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii. When Joe is part of a project, you can feel the dedication and the love that went into it so I cannot wait to see what he does with this beautiful land. He has already spent a lot of time in Eleuthera meeting with locals and gaining knowledge of the art & culture. This will definitely be reflected in Lighthouse Point which is set to celebrate the culture of The Bahamas. Here is a video where Joe discusses this project and also gives a glimpse of Lighthouse Point-

Disney Cruise Line is hoping to begin construction in 2020 with completion around the end of 2021 or early 2022. Stay tuned for details!!

If you are interested in information on taking a Disney Cruise, I would love to help you and your loved ones plan a trip. Contact me today for a quote and for more information. My services are free of charge and I can provide you with some valuable planning advice through your booking journey. With me, you do not have to worry about calling in to make changes or add reservations – that is what I am here for. I anticipate those dates, make sure you are ready to book, and take care of it all at a very quick pace. All qualifying cruise reservations will receive The Minnie Box! A signature gift from the Agency I work with that is full of goodies and magic. Your vacation starts the moment you tug on the big yellow bow and open your gift. I hope to talk to you soon!