#Adulting · Cruise Itineraries · Disney Cruise Line · Disney Dream · Disney Travel Tip · Walt Disney World

New Disney Dream Sail Dates

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The first time I set foot on the Disney Dream, I fell in love. The Dream & the Fantasy are my favorite cruise ships in the cruising industry. They have an excellent balance of things for kids, things for the whole family, but also plenty for just the adults. The adult area on these two ships are simply amazing and the teen area (for some day when mine are older) has got to be the coolest club on the high seas. I mean, they have their own hot tub and sun deck!!

A great option for guests that LOVE Walt Disney World but may want to try a Disney Cruise or those that want to do both but don’t cant travel for more than 7 nights or so, I suggest the Land & Sea option (or what I like to call Surf & Turf : )

This is a 3 or 4 night sailing that is paired with a few days at Disney World. The Disney Dream just added new sailings that cater to this type of guest perfectly!

They added the following itineraries for 2020:

3-Night Bahamian Cruises 
Disney Dream from Port Canaveral, FL 
New 2020 Sail Dates: Aug. 24, 27; Sept. 3, 2020

4-Night Bahamian Cruises 
Disney Dream from Port Canaveral, FL 
New 2020 Sail Dates: Aug. 30; Sept. 6, 10, 2020

More dates will be released for later in 2020 as well if you are looking to travel early in the school year or on one of awesome Halloween Sailings or Holiday Sailings. Stay Tuned!!

If you are interested on pricing for one of these great cruises alone or would like to pair it with a stay at Disney World, I would love to help! I have great knowledge about the Disney Cruises which can be an awesome advantage to you while planning. Contact me today for a no obligation quote – remember my services are always free of charge and qualifying reservations will receive our Minnie Box!

Disney Travel Tip · Merchandise · Walt Disney World

New Magic Band Options Coming Soon!

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There is nothing like the excitement when that generic, white, rectangular box gets pulled out of the mail. What many who handle that white box along its travels do not know is that it holds the key to your Disney Vacation – Magic Bands! As generic as it my look, my littles know exactly what it is and we do a little happy dance around the mailbox when it arrives. What color did each person choose? What does it say on the inside of the band? SO much excitement and an awesome milestone on your countdown to Disney. Well, Magic Bands just got a little more exciting!

Now, in addition to the regular colors of the rainbow, Disney is going to offer all new options. Over 30 new options will be available for you to choose from! These new options will feature some of your favorite Disney Characters plus all new patterns and designs.

While they will not be complimentary, guests can use a $14.99 credit (the cost of a plain Magic Band) towards an upgrade to one of these new options.

We are being told they will roll out in the next few weeks. Possibly in time for me to customize for my own June Trip?! C’MON Disney, its my 10th Anniversary – Please, Please make it happen!

We are not being told how much they will be so i’m not yet sure on how much over the $14.99 they will cost. You will be able to choose and purchase right through My Disney Experience. Super fun & easy! Check out this video all about it:

Let me know if you would like to get started on planning your dreams! I can help you with everything from Magic Bands to Magical Express and all my services are free of charge!

Animal Kingdom · Disney Travel Tip · Epcot · Hollywood Studios · Magic Kingdom · Walt Disney World

Extra, Extra Magic Hours

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Extra (additional), Extra Magic Hours are coming to Disney World this Fall!

Because of all the excitement surrounding Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney is opening adding more Extra Magic Hours to the calendar.

Extra Magic Hours are offered at a select Disney World park each day. They happen either before the park opens or after the park closes. They are available at no charge to Disney Resort Guests and other select hotel guests only. They typically last an hour or two and the park in which it is offered rotates.

Well now – With the addition of Extra, Extra Magic Hours, you will have way more options and a lot more time available to be in the parks. This is what they are offering now to Disney Resort and other Select Hotel Guests:

  • Hollywood Studios will open daily at 6am from September 1st – November 2nd.
  • Magic Kingdom will open daily at 7am from August 29th – November 2nd
  • Animal Kingdom will open daily at 7am from August 29th – November 2nd
  • Epcot will still have occasional Extra Magic Hours as it does now

This adds several hours of possible park touring time to your vacation. It also definitely has me rethinking how I will plan Fastpasses for my guests traveling in the fall as well as my own trips.

If you would like some guidance on how to take full advantage of these Extra, Extra Magic Hours or even if this just gets you so excited that you are now ready to book a trip, contact me today!

Character Meal · Characters/Meet & Greets · Disney Characters · Disney Dining · Disney Princesses · Extra Magical Experience · Magic Kingdom · New for Magic Kingdom · Walt Disney World

Signature Celebration Package Now Available at Cinderella’s Royal Table

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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.

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Disney Goes to Egypt

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Adventures by Disney has added Egypt to their list of worldwide destinations, growing their global travel portfolio even further for 2020!

Beginning in May of 2020, guests will be able to travel throughout Egypt by land, river, and sea to experience all of the wonder and rich history that the country has to offer. This 9 night/10 day itinerary includes 25 meals, luxury accommodations in 2 different towns, plus a 3-day cruise up the Nile.

Highlights include the Valley of the Kings Archeological Site & King Tut’s Tomb, the Pyramids at Giza, viewing the King Tut collection with an actual Egyptologist, snorkeling in the Red Sea, Egyptian cooking classes and more! While in these beautiful locations, you will experience local cuisine and entertainment with your Adventure Guide and Local Guide all while enjoying the hassle-free travel experience that Adventure by Disney offers.

To learn more about what sets these tours apart from others, take a look at my Adventures by Disney page. Contact me for a free no-obligation quote or for more information on this and any other Adventures by Disney itinerary.

Disney Dining · Hollywood Studios · New for Hollywood Studios · Walt Disney World

New Toy Story Table Service Restaurant

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A new Rootin’ Tootin’ Table Service Restaurant is coming to Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World – Roundup Rodeo BBQ!

Guests will enter the restaurant and will suddenly realize they are now the size of a toy. Surrounded by other toys & game pieces inside Andy’s new home-made Rodeo arena, you will find the ultimate setting for a western BBQ.

In keeping with the Toy Story theme, guests will recognize many toys that they know and love along with several “Easter Eggs” hidden throughout the restaurant. Of course, images of your favorite Toy Story Characters will be scattered throughout the Rodeo Arena.

This is going to be a fun and fantastic family-friendly restaurant that is geared for kids and grownups alike! Check back for updates on when this restaurant will open and more details!

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A Villainous Take Over: The Foodie Guide

A few weeks back, we spoke about the Disney Villain take-over of Magic Kingdom’s After Hours Event that will occur on select nights this summer. Since then, Disney has released all of the perfectly themed treats & sips they will be having at the event. They almost look to amazing to eat. Almost.

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Disney’s Culinary Artists designed some pretty fantastic options. These special items are inspired by Dr. Facilier, Hades, Maleficent, Emporer Zurg, and more! These can be found at different locations throughout the park and are available for a small charge. Here are the descriptions of the scrumptiousness that can be found at this special event and where you can find them:

  • Dragon’s Breath Float, Storybook Treats – lemon soft-serve and sprite topped with a green cherry and cherry-flavored syrup
  • Intergalactic Noodles, Cool Ship – chilled noodle salad with snap peas, red onion, and sweet garlic chili sauce
  • Yzma’s Llama Potion, Cool Ship – dry ice-infused vessel filled with Strawberry Fanta
  • De Vil’s Treat, Casey’s Corner – brownie topped with black and white icing
  • Headless Horseman Browkie, Liberty Square Popcorn Cart – half-chocolate chip cookie, half-brownie topped with a chocolate piece featuring the Headless Horseman
  • Headless Horseman Novelty Straw, Liberty Square Popcorn Cart
  • Hades Nachos, Tortuga Tavern – black bean nacho chips with “fiery” buffalo chicken and nacho cheese
  • Hades Temptation, Tortuga Tavern – purple frozen mocktail “Cosmo” with lemonade, violet monin syrup, and a gummy worm
  • Dr. Facilier’s Tarot Card Tart, Sleepy Hollow – chocolate tart filled with dark chocolate ganache and topped with peanut butter mousse and a white chocolate tarot card
  • A Drink from The Other Side, Sleepy Hollow – a non-alcoholic Hurricane-like drink themed after one of the most popular drinks in New Orleans
  • Not So Poison Apple Cupcake, Main Street Bakery – a spiced “apple” cupcake with pecan crunch and buttercream
  • Maleficent Cone, Storybook Treats – lime soft-serve topped with chocolate horns and purple sprinkles served in a black waffle cone

While they will have these treats for purchase, you do still receive unlimited popcorn, ice cream, and select beverages with your admission.

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If you will be visiting Disney World this Summer, I highly suggest this event. After Hours at Magic Kingdom is a fantastic event that gives you an opportunity to see the park so empty. The photo opportunities are amazing, as are the number of attractions and characters you can see in just a few short hours. Now – add in the Villainous Takeover with all the yummy food options – it is not to be missed.

If you are not yet scheduled to visit but would be interested in doing so, please contact me and we can get your trip planned. There are still some great Summer Discounts available! Plus, all qualifying reservations qualify for our Minnie Box which is an awesome perk for our guests. A sweet gift from Magical Vacations to you!