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Book an ABD vacation onboard the Disney Fantasty

2012-04-29T16:49:57-05:00

For a limited time beginning April 28, 2012, Adventures by Disney® will begin testing an onboard sales opportunity on select Disney Fantasy sailings. Guests who book an Adventures by Disney vacation while onboard will receive a 10% discount. This test offer is available on Disney Fantasy sailings departing April 28, May 5 and May 12, 2012. *Book any available departure of any Adventures by Disney itinerary at the non-discounted Regular Rate for travel before 3/31/13 while on board the Disney [...]

Book an ABD vacation onboard the Disney Fantasty2012-04-29T16:49:57-05:00

2012 Fantasyland openings update

2012-04-29T12:25:20-05:00

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – (April 27, 2012) — This July and “Holidays 2012″ are the next two milestones for openings in the multi-year expansion of the New Fantasyland, announced Friday. A “What’s New, What’s Next” presentation to media detailed the next phases in the project designed to nearly double the size of Fantasyland, the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history. “Fantasyland is a place where a very special kind of memory is made: where children just old enough to [...]

2012 Fantasyland openings update2012-04-29T12:25:20-05:00

Disney World refurbishment schedule

2012-04-27T16:36:30-05:00

Magic Kingdom® Park Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Liberty Square Riverboat Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin 01/09/12 - 05/27/12 04/16/12 - 05/20/12 06/27/12 - 06/29/12 Epcot® Tutto Italia Ristorante Innoventions: House of Innoventions exhibit Test Track 01/08/12 - 04/27/12 12/04/11 - Late April 2012 04/16/12 - Fall 2012 Disney's Hollywood Studios® Sounds Dangerous Lights! Motors! Action! Extreme Stunt Show Closed; Operates Seasonally 04/29/12 - 05/02/12 Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park None   Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park Annual Refurbishment 12/04/11 - [...]

Disney World refurbishment schedule2012-04-27T16:36:30-05:00

2012 Mickey’s not so Scary Halloween party at the Magic Kingdom

2012-04-27T12:26:33-05:00

The dates for the  2012 Mickey's not so Scary Halloween party at the Magic Kingdom have been released.  I was on with Disney Dining this morning and the cast member gave me these dates. (she actually said they were released yesterday)                 September 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 30 October 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31 November 2nd We will update [...]

2012 Mickey’s not so Scary Halloween party at the Magic Kingdom2012-04-27T12:26:33-05:00

Mediterranean Magic, 12-Night with Venice experience highlights

2012-04-24T18:07:43-05:00

12-Night Mediterranean Cruise with Venice Journey to the cradle of modern civilization on an unforgettable cruise that begins in Barcelona and sails to such historic destinations as Villefranche, Naples, Venice and Dubrovnik. At each port, embark on expertly-planned Port Adventures to the world's most celebrated sites. Then, after a day of sightseeing, return "home" to the comfort and convenience of your Disney ship. Ports of Call: Villefranche, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Naples, Venice, Dubrovnik, Valetta Sailing on the Disney Magic®: June [...]

Mediterranean Magic, 12-Night with Venice experience highlights2012-04-24T18:07:43-05:00

Mediterranean Magic, 12-night with Greece experience highlights

2012-04-24T17:54:33-05:00

12-Night Mediterranean Cruise with Greece Visit world renowned villages along the French Riviera, awe inspiring ancient architecture in Italy and sun-kissed beaches on picturesque Greek islands. Endless treasures await you on this 12-night Mediterranean cruise. Onboard, delight in the "Disney Difference," where Disney's world-renowned service, dining, entertainment and rich storytelling surround you at every turn-creating a vacation your entire family will surely never forget. Ports of Call: Villefranche, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Piraeus, Kusadasi, Mykonos, Valetta Sailing on the Disney Magic®: [...]

Mediterranean Magic, 12-night with Greece experience highlights2012-04-24T17:54:33-05:00

Bookings now open! Adventures by Disney add-ons for European cruise

2012-04-24T17:23:41-05:00

Want to add even more magic to your Mediterranean cruise? You can now book an Adventures by Disney® pre-stay or onboard experience option for your Disney Cruise Line® vacation.     3-Night Pre-Stay in Barcelona - Barcelona Escape Adventure Highlights: Privately guided tour to the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Montserrat and the Gothic Quarter. Experience the culture and meet the people through activities including stained glass making and a Flamenco dance performance. Get access to special experiences such as an archeology [...]

Bookings now open! Adventures by Disney add-ons for European cruise2012-04-24T17:23:41-05:00

Auto-apply gratuities introduced on all Disney ships

2012-04-21T01:49:35-05:00

From Disney Cruise Line: Due to the success of a pilot program on Disney Magic® and positive feedback from Guests, Disney Cruise Line® is introducing the auto-application of gratuities on all Disney ships. The process will create a more seamless experience for you by automatically charging folios on embarkation day with the suggested gratuity amounts for the Server, Assistant Server, Head Server and Stateroom Host/Hostess. Below are the effective dates: • Disney Dream - Date to be announced • Disney [...]

Auto-apply gratuities introduced on all Disney ships2012-04-21T01:49:35-05:00

Adventures by Disney Holiday Departures 2012

2012-04-20T23:45:58-05:00

Adventures by Disney® offers departures during the holiday season. Eastern Costa Rica: Dec. 22 - Dec. 28, 2012; Dec. 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013 Ecuador and Galapagos Islands: Dec. 18 - Dec. 26, 2012 Peru: Dec. 22 - Dec. 30, 2012 England & France: Dec. 20 - Dec. 27, 2012; Dec. 28, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013 Italy: Dec. 22 - Dec. 30, 2012 Egypt: Dec. 23, 2012 - Jan. 1, 2013; Dec. 30, 2012 - Jan. 8, 2013 [...]

Adventures by Disney Holiday Departures 20122012-04-20T23:45:58-05:00

The Future of Interactive Attractions

2019-03-27T06:12:37-05:00

The Future of Interactive Attractions Imagine taking a person from the 90s to the theme parks and attractions of today. What would you show them? Which rides would you go on? Would much have changed in these years? The 90s don’t seem like a long time ago, but sometimes I like to remind myself of how I old I really am when I think that the Jurassic Park movie came out nearly 20 years ago in 1993! This was almost [...]

The Future of Interactive Attractions2019-03-27T06:12:37-05:00

updated Disney World theme park hours

2019-05-16T14:44:52-05:00

Disney World theme park hours have been updated for April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and they have released November 2012 hours. I have updated our downloads page on travelwiththemagic.com Have a magical day!

updated Disney World theme park hours2019-05-16T14:44:52-05:00

Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure

2012-04-14T18:53:13-05:00

From disneytravelagents.com         Perry, the anthropomorphic platypus co-star of the hit Disney-animated series "Phineas and Ferb," has become locked in a cat carrier while his host family is on vacation, so the O.W.C.A. (Organization Without a Cool Acronym) is recruiting Epcot® Guests to step into "Agent P's" important missions. Look for Agent P's World Showcase Adventure to replace Kim Possible's World Showcase Adventure this summer, and keep an eye out for additions to the interactive experience this fall. [...]

Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure2012-04-14T18:53:13-05:00

Disney World Refurbishments as of April 13, 2012

2012-04-14T02:16:22-05:00

Magic Kingdom® Park Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Liberty Square Riverboat Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin 01/09/12 - 05/27/12 04/16/12 - 05/20/12 06/27/12 - 06/29/12 Epcot® Tutto Italia Ristorante Innoventions: House of Innoventions exhibit Test Track 01/08/12 - 04/27/12 12/04/11 - Late April 2012 04/16/12 - Fall 2012 Disney's Hollywood Studios® Sounds Dangerous Lights! Motors! Action! Extreme Stunt Show Closed; Operates Seasonally 04/29/12 - 05/02/12 Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park None   Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park Annual Refurbishment 12/04/11 - 03/17/12 [...]

Disney World Refurbishments as of April 13, 20122012-04-14T02:16:22-05:00

More Coronado Springs Resort photos

2012-04-07T17:54:35-05:00

Here are some more photos from Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in March 2012 when my team and I attended Disney's Earmark Conference.

More Coronado Springs Resort photos2012-04-07T17:54:35-05:00

Coronado Springs Resort March 2012

2012-04-07T17:29:25-05:00

I stayed at Coronado Springs Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort in March 2012 before sailing on the Disney Fantasy. The rooms were nice and I liked the color story over the older look they used to have but the rooms did feel small to me. (but I am used to staying at the Grand Floridian Resort) This resort was spread out and they have a large convention center. I had lunch at the food court one day and [...]

Coronado Springs Resort March 20122012-04-07T17:29:25-05:00