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Disney “Princess” Style

2013-12-01T18:44:48-05:00

Disney "Princess" Style Everyone knows that Disney has Princesses and that they can be met at several locations at the Walt Disney World Resort. But not everyone knows that there are many experiences that allow you to have a “princess moment” that truly makes you feel that fairytales are real.  The following princess themed activities can make any girl feel special, from the littlest to the most mature of princesses. From the moment you see the castle to the second [...]

Disney “Princess” Style2013-12-01T18:44:48-05:00

Save 20% off prevailing rates for Verandah Staterooms on select Bahamian Cruises

2019-06-06T16:27:03-05:00

Save 20% off prevailing rates for Verandah Staterooms on select Bahamian Cruises on the Disney Cruise Line! You can escape on their own carefree, tropical getaway with Disney Cruise Line and save 20% off prevailing rates for Verandah Staterooms on select 3- and 4-Night Bahamian Cruises sailing from Port Canaveral in January 2014. All voyages include a visit to Nassau and an unforgettable day at Disney's private island paradise, Castaway Cay, with its sparkling turquoise waters and white-sand beaches. Available Sail Dates: Disney Magic: [...]

Save 20% off prevailing rates for Verandah Staterooms on select Bahamian Cruises2019-06-06T16:27:03-05:00

The Dreaded Vacation Task… PACKING!

2013-11-27T14:12:26-05:00

The Dreaded Vacation Task... PACKING! I love going on vacation, I really do. But I loathe one specific thing; packing. It’s just the worst.  Here are a few packing problems and some solutions that I have learned in my travels. Problem: The Over Packer: A weekend getaway, a week in the tropics, or an overnight stay. No matter what the length of the trip is, I always seem to over pack.  I do not end up wearing half of what [...]

The Dreaded Vacation Task… PACKING!2013-11-27T14:12:26-05:00

Magical Memories – Dinoland USA

2013-11-15T18:20:15-05:00

Magical Memories - Dinoland USA One of our favorite areas of Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World is Dinoland USA. There is so much to do there! Our 1st stop is always the Boneyard. Robert has so much fun digging for bones in the giant dig site. Then he spends so much time running off his extra energy through the catwalks and tunnels. After spending some time in the Boneyard, we make our way into Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama. Here [...]

Magical Memories – Dinoland USA2013-11-15T18:20:15-05:00

Disney World Winter 2014 Annual Passholder Discounts

2013-11-22T08:40:51-05:00

Walt Disney World® Winter 2014 Annual Passholder rates are now available at select Disney Resort hotels from January 4, 2014 to April 12, 2014! For example: Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts Save up to 37% Disney’s Beach Club Villas, Disney’s BoardWalk Villas, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, and Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Disney Deluxe Resorts Save up to 37% Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Standard/Pool View, Disney's Beach Club Resort, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, Disney’s Contemporary Resort,Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – [...]

Disney World Winter 2014 Annual Passholder Discounts2013-11-22T08:40:51-05:00

Fun in the Swiss Countryside

2013-11-15T18:25:56-05:00

Fun in the Swiss Countryside A lot of times, when we travel, we go to visit cities. We enjoy nice restaurants, museums, theme parks, tours, and hotels. And we have a great time! But it can also be great fun to try something totally different for a vacation. We went to Switzerland in the summertime, and instead of using a large city like Geneva or Zurich as our “home base”, we stayed in Murren, a tiny car-free town halfway up [...]

Fun in the Swiss Countryside2013-11-15T18:25:56-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishments

2013-12-16T10:31:40-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishments   Magic Kingdom® Park "it's a small world" Casey's Corner Tomorrowland Speedway Splash Mountain The Magic Carpets of Aladdin Liberty Square Riverboat 12/02/13 - 12/12/13 01/06/14 - 02/15/14 01/06/14 - 01/12/14 01/06/2014 - 03/21/14 01/13/14 - 01/16/14 01/21/14 - 01/30/14 Disney's Hollywood Studios® Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playground Lights. Motors, Action! 09/03/13 - 11/19/13 11/18/13 - 11/22/13 Disney's Animal Kingdom® Kali River Rapids 12/02/13 - 12/13/13 Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park Annual Refurbishment 10/27/13 [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishments2013-12-16T10:31:40-05:00

Test Track -Design Your Dream Car and Take it for a Spin!

2019-06-03T14:10:13-05:00

Test Track -Design Your Dream Car and Take it for a Spin! Last December among the excitement at the Magic Kingdom over the Grand Opening of the New Fantasyland, tech geeks and car fanatics where just as excited about a Grand RE-Opening over at Epcot. But, as you will soon find out, Test Track is not just for techies and car buffs! During most of 2012 Test Track went through a major overhaul and when it reopened it was obvious [...]

Test Track -Design Your Dream Car and Take it for a Spin!2019-06-03T14:10:13-05:00

Do you save unused Fastpasses?

2013-11-20T16:31:26-05:00

                              Do you save the Fastpass® tickets that you do not use at Walt Disney World?

Do you save unused Fastpasses?2013-11-20T16:31:26-05:00

Dressing up at Disney – Not just for Halloween!

2013-11-15T18:40:22-05:00

If I could come back in another life as Cinderella, Ariel or Belle, I would. My husband will back me up on this. When visiting Walt Disney World, I am the first to “ooh” and “aah” over the adorable mini Princesses that can be seen all over the parks. The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique does an amazing job of transforming these little girls into true Princesses. The comments and compliments from the cast members as well as other guests truly give [...]

Dressing up at Disney – Not just for Halloween!2013-11-15T18:40:22-05:00

Holiday Fun at Magic Kingdom Park

2013-11-15T19:02:45-05:00

Have some Holiday fun at the Magic Kingdom Park at The Walt Disney World® Resort!  From November 15, 2013 to January 4, 2014. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Magic Kingdom park, where you can enjoy the occasion with an all-new Frozen treat, courtesy of Limited Time Magic! Start the day with the young citizens of Main Street, U.S.A. as they jingle along in their Holly Jolly Trolley show—re-tuned just for the season. Then, as evening enters [...]

Holiday Fun at Magic Kingdom Park2013-11-15T19:02:45-05:00

Where do all those coins go?

2013-11-06T12:38:08-05:00

Ever since I was a child, I have been intrigued with all the coins sitting on the base of the water of the It's a Small World attraction in Magic Kingdom. I had always seen the money and wondered how much money is in that water? As I got older I found myself wondering where does the money go? Surely, they have to clean it out every now and then. What happens to it? After a recent visit, I decided [...]

Where do all those coins go?2013-11-06T12:38:08-05:00

The Hogwarts Express has arrived at Universal Orlando Resort

2013-11-14T15:08:21-05:00

The Hogwarts Express has arrived at Universal Orlando Resort.  Universal Orlando placed the iconic locomotive and train tender on the tracks between the two theme parks.  Just like in the books and films – guests will be able to board the Hogwarts Express and travel between The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, which opened in June 2010 at Islands of Adventure, and ‘London’ when The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley opens at Universal Studios Florida [...]

The Hogwarts Express has arrived at Universal Orlando Resort2013-11-14T15:08:21-05:00

Attention Tables in Wonderland Members!

2013-11-14T10:28:44-05:00

If you are a member of Tables in Wonderland then there is some exciting Holiday Season news for you! As a special treat, Tables in Wonderland Members may now enjoy Complimentary Valet Parking at Downtown Disney® Area through January 1, 2014! Here are some things you need to know about valet parking at Downtown Disney® Area, as terms and conditions do apply: - Complimentary valet parking is for the sole purpose of dining at one of the participating restaurants at Downtown Disney® area. - One vehicle [...]

Attention Tables in Wonderland Members!2013-11-14T10:28:44-05:00

New packages at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique celebrate Disney’s Frozen

2013-11-13T14:25:24-05:00

New packages were recently introduced that celebrate the upcoming release of Disney’s Frozen at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. The “Frozen” package includes your choice of the Anna or Elsa wigs, plus shimmering makeup, face gems, nail polish, a Princess sash and a Princess cinch bag. For an additional fee, you can add the Anna or Elsa costume and crown plus the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique imaging package to the “Frozen” package. The limited time package ends on January 3, 2014, or while supplies last. [...]

New packages at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique celebrate Disney’s Frozen2013-11-13T14:25:24-05:00

Updated My Magic+ guest testing schedule thru March 2014

2013-11-13T13:55:58-05:00

Guests are invited to participate in MyMagic+ tests based on arrival date and the Disney Resort hotel included in their reservation. Those Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel for a pre or post night stay during a Disney Cruise Line vacation are also included. Please see below list of eligible Walt Disney World® Resort hotels and applicable arrival dates: Walt Disney World Resort Hotels NOW - Mar. 31, 2014 Oct.7 - Mar. 31, 2014 Oct. 14 - Mar. 31, [...]

Updated My Magic+ guest testing schedule thru March 20142013-11-13T13:55:58-05:00

Exploring Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland

2013-11-06T12:37:20-05:00

“Here is a land of imagination, hopes and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment the age of chivalry, magic and make-believe are reborn and fairy tales come true. Fantasyland is dedicated to the young and the young at heart, to those who believe that when you wish upon a star your dreams do come true.” – Walt Disney While some may view Fantasyland as a mecca for toddlers and pre-schoolers take some time to explore this land and you’ll [...]

Exploring Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland2013-11-06T12:37:20-05:00

Princess Storybook Breakfast at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

2013-11-06T12:33:43-05:00

  If you have a Princess fan in your family, don’t miss the Princess Storybook Breakfast at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot. We were so excited to start our first full day at Disney World with this breakfast. Our reservations were at 8:30 am. Epcot opens at 9 am (and World Showcase doesn’t open until 11 am). If your breakfast reservation is before the park opens, there is a dedicated turnstile for you to enter [...]

Princess Storybook Breakfast at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall2013-11-06T12:33:43-05:00

New! Honoring heroes at Magic Kingdom Park

2013-11-09T11:08:12-05:00

New! Honoring heroes at Magic Kingdom Park This Veterans Day, help honor the brave heroes who have defended our country with an enhanced Flag Retreat Ceremony each evening in Town Square at Magic Kingdom Park. Enjoy the patriotic musical styling of the Main Street Philharmonic and the Voices of Liberty while saluting and cheering our special Veteran of the Day flag bearer and Honorary Color Guard. It's a tribute that's bigger than just one day, but still only happening for a [...]

New! Honoring heroes at Magic Kingdom Park2013-11-09T11:08:12-05:00

Become a Senior Wilderness Explorer at Disney’s California Adventure!

2013-11-06T12:32:36-05:00

“An explorer is a friend to all, be a plant or fish or tiny mole!” Russell Our ever-determined Wilderness Explorer, Russell, from the heart-warming movie UP, is the star of Disney’s Redwood Creek Challenge Trail! Here your children can join Russell and become Senior Wilderness Explorers, too! Embark on an exciting adventure through the trail; meet challenges at every station, and complete quests for these awesome Wilderness Explorer badges! · Tracking · Bravery · Rock Climbing · Wolf Howl · [...]

Become a Senior Wilderness Explorer at Disney’s California Adventure!2013-11-06T12:32:36-05:00

Are you an Adventures Insider?

2013-11-07T08:54:27-05:00

Are you an Adventures Insider? Once you've traveled on an Adventures by Disney® vacation, you become part of a family. As family members, Adventures by Disney wants you to know just how important you are to them, which is what the Adventure Insiders program is all about. Adventures Insiders Benefits Include: Special surprises throughout the year! Early notice about new departures and other exclusive "insider" perks. Adventure Insiders who have traveled on two or more Adventures by Disney vacations will receive $300 off* per reservation when booking [...]

Are you an Adventures Insider?2013-11-07T08:54:27-05:00

Re-imagined Pool Space on the Disney Magic

2013-11-06T09:42:46-05:00

Re-imagined Pool Space on the Disney Magic A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sail on a two night cruise aboard the re-imagined Disney magic. I got to see so many great new re-vamped spaces while onboard, but I wanted to focus on just the pool spaces for this post. The highlight of the pool deck would have to be the new Aqua Dunk waterslide. This slide is like no other Disney Cruise Line slide, and is for [...]

Re-imagined Pool Space on the Disney Magic2013-11-06T09:42:46-05:00

Top 10 Reasons Why You SHOULD Take Your Little One to Disney

2013-11-06T09:30:55-05:00

  Should I take my baby to Disney? Many people ask this question when considering planning a Disney vacation. There are people who say, “NO WAY! WAIT! They WON’T remember!” BUT there is another group of individuals that say, “YES! THEY WILL LOVE IT!” I am part of the latter group! YES! Do take your LITTLES (children under the age of 3 for all intents and purposes of this blog) to Disney! Below I have compiled my list of the [...]

Top 10 Reasons Why You SHOULD Take Your Little One to Disney2013-11-06T09:30:55-05:00

Save 25% at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel*

2013-11-04T12:27:23-05:00

Save 25% at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel* Stay at one of the three Hotels of the Disneyland® Resort, including Disney's Grand Californian® Hotel & Spa, Disneyland®Hotel, or Disney's Paradise Pier® Hotel, and enjoy 25% savings on rooms Sunday through Thursday nights from January 5 to April 10, 2014. (Complete travel by April 14, 2014.) Book through January 28, 2014 to take advantage of this offer. Also ask about special rates for other days and vacation packages that are also available.  For more information contact us info@travelwiththemagic.com or fill out our free no obligation quote [...]

Save 25% at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel*2013-11-04T12:27:23-05:00

Christmas at Disney World – Must Do’s

2013-11-04T10:22:33-05:00

I love to visit Disney World during the Christmas season. All of the parks fill you with Christmas cheer as they are decked out for the holidays. Disney World goes all out for the holiday season. It truly is a Magical experience. I have listed some of my favorite things to do when visiting during “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party The spirit of the season can be captured throughout the park with all [...]

Christmas at Disney World – Must Do’s2013-11-04T10:22:33-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishments

2013-11-01T10:27:02-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishments   Magic Kingdom® Park Peter Pan "it's a small world" 09/30/13 - 11/13/13 12/02/13 - 12/12/13 Disney's Hollywood Studios® Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playground Lights. Motors, Action! 09/03/13 - 11/19/13 11/18/13 - 11/22/13 Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park Annual Refurbishment 10/27/13 - 12/21/13 Disney's All Star Sports Resort End Zone Food Court - transportation from the porte cochere will be provided to Disney's All-Star Music Resort and Disney's All-Star Movies Resort where Guests can [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishments2013-11-01T10:27:02-05:00

Our First Experience Using the New DAS

2013-10-25T14:12:56-05:00

My family and I took our annual fall Disney World trip October 17-19, 2013. This would be our first time using the new Magic Bands and using the Disability Access Service (DAS) card. My daughter is autistic and is unable to wait in lines. In our past Disney trips we always used the GAC and it worked wonderfully for my daughter. Disney’s new DAS went into effect October 9, 2013. Changes were made due to the abuse of the old [...]

Our First Experience Using the New DAS2013-10-25T14:12:56-05:00