Carnival Ecstasy


              I sailed on the Carnival Ecstasy on December 13, 2013. It was a 4 day Bahamas sailing. I sailed with my husband and two kids. We stayed in an inside cabin. This was our first cruise on the Ecstasy. This ship is one of the smaller and older vessels in Carnival’s fleet. The Carnival Ecstasy is a part of Carnival’s Fantasy-Class of ships. The Ecstasy underwent a major refurbishment in fall 2009. The [...]

Carnival Ecstasy2014-03-25T19:37:29-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishments


Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishments Magic Kingdom® Park Pinocchio's Village Haus Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Pirates of the Caribbean Tomorrowland Transit Authority - Peoplemover Astro Orbiter Feb. 17 - Apr. 4, 2014 March 17 - 28, 2014 April 7 - 9, 2014 April 28 - May 1, 2014 May 3 - Jun. 30, 2014 May 3 - Aug. 20, 2014 Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park Festival of the Lion King Jan. 6, 2014 - TBD Disney's Animal Kingdom [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishments2014-03-28T10:31:29-04:00

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It: Why You Need a Vacation


More and more people are not going on family vacations. It’s easy to assume this has to do with dispensable income and the growing income gap in our country or some other perfectly legitimate economic explanation but the plain hard truth is we just aren’t getting around to it. Financially, we aren’t saving for quality vacation time as a family, time-wise we aren’t prioritizing the experiences we can share only in a vacation setting and most importantly we feel we [...]

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It: Why You Need a Vacation2014-03-23T19:48:55-04:00

Save up to 20% on rooms at a Disneyland Hotel Resort


You can save up to twenty percent off on rooms at Disneyland® Resort Hotels for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights from April 20-June 8, 2014. Booking Window: Now-May 8, 2014 Travel Window: April 20-June 8, 2014 For a free quote on this Disneyland offer contact us at info@travelwiththemagic.com or fill out our Disneyland quote form today.

Save up to 20% on rooms at a Disneyland Hotel Resort2014-03-26T10:42:12-04:00

Disney Dining Plans 101


Dining Plans can be confusing and even divisive among Disney fans. There seem to be two schools of Walt Disney World vacationers-those who do the dining plan and those who don’t. And maybe a third school of people who don’t even know about it. Actually, I was once guilty of being in that category … I have since seen the light and I am proud to say I have traveled to Disney both with and without a Dining Plan and [...]

Disney Dining Plans 1012020-05-13T15:22:12-04:00

Art of Animation Cars Section


Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is a great option for larger families who still want to stay together in one room. This resort is considered “value plus”, and has whimsical Disney touches and fun themes for each section. There are three sections of suites and one section of standard rooms, but today I wanted to focus on just the Cars section of the resort. When you approach the buildings, you are immediately transported into the world of Cars, and feel [...]

Art of Animation Cars Section2014-03-23T19:48:19-04:00

Live the Adventure at Jurassic Park


“Welcome… to Jurassic Park!” Enter Universal’s Islands of Adventure ‘s Jurassic Park and step into the tropical world of InGen and discover for yourself the mystery of the dinosaurs! Universal has recreated the visitor center and theme park of the Jurassic Park movies with all the details of a primeval island! Your first stop should be the Discovery Center where you will find educational displays aimed at children and adults. Watch out, because towering above you will be the fossilized [...]

Live the Adventure at Jurassic Park2014-03-18T19:09:57-04:00

2014 Walt Disney World Summer offer


2014 Walt Disney World Summer offer!  With special benefits and legendary service, Disney Resort hotels are filled with wonder and excitement. And now is a great time for your Clients to take the plunge with huge savings!              Save on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights June 15 - Aug. 28, 2014. Save up to 30% when you stay up to 5 nights* Save up to 35% when you stay [...]

2014 Walt Disney World Summer offer2014-03-17T08:15:46-04:00

My Favorite Things (Disneyland Resort)


I grew up with family in southern California and have visited Disneyland many times. While I love Walt Disney World as well, here are a few of my favorite things about Walt’s original park. Location. The Disneyland resort is only 160 acres (compared to 40 square miles at the Walt Disney World Resort). You can see the entrance of Disney California Adventure from the entrance of the Disneyland Park. Being able to walk from your hotel, to one park and [...]

My Favorite Things (Disneyland Resort)2014-03-03T11:13:31-05:00

All Aboard! Hogwarts Express comes to Universal Orlando


ALL ABOARD! UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED DETAILS ABOUT THE MAGICAL JOURNEY GUESTS WILL EXPERIENCE ABOARD THE HOGWARTS EXPRESS Universal Creating First-Ever Experience that Will Allow Guests to Actually Ride the Iconic Train Between London and Hogsmeade – Just Like in the Books and Films ORLANDO, Fla. (March 14, 2014) – One of the most memorable and exciting experiences from the Harry Potter series will come to life at Universal Orlando Resort this summer. Imagine: • Being transported from the [...]

All Aboard! Hogwarts Express comes to Universal Orlando2019-05-29T13:54:34-04:00

Disney Visa offer! Save this summer at select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels


Stay longer and save more! Explore the savings for each Disney Resort Hotel for stays most nights 6/15 – 8/28/2014. Value Resorts: get up to 15% off Moderate Resorts: get up to 20% off Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: get up to 30% off Save an additional 5% when staying 6 or more nights! This offer excludes The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian, Bay Lake Tower, Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation Resort, All-Star Movies, Port Orleans French Quarter, campsites and 3-bedroom [...]

Disney Visa offer! Save this summer at select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels2014-03-14T09:00:19-04:00

Epcot: Japan Pavilion


It's no secret I'm a huge Epcot fan! I absolutely love it! My family usually spends DAYS touring Epcot. People are often surprised by this as the misconception is there's not a lot for kids to do but I completely disagree! One of my favorite things to do at Epcot is to walk around World Showcase. I love strolling around, feeling completely immersed as I go in and out of each of the countries. One of my favorite pavilions to [...]

Epcot: Japan Pavilion2014-03-03T11:09:06-05:00

We’re going to Walt Disney World, now what?


Without the guidance of a travel agent most people become confused with all the different elements that make up the perfect Disney vacation. We want our clients to be included in every detail, but never overwhelmed or frustrated during the process. After making their initial resort reservation I’m always asked the same question “What’s Next?” Well take a deep breath, take out a notepad and keep reading! Your first step now is to visit StartYourDisneyExperience.com and set up an account [...]

We’re going to Walt Disney World, now what?2020-04-03T11:25:44-04:00

Secrets of Disney’s Animal Kingdom


Animal Kingdom is Walt Disney World’s newest theme park and, at 500 acres, also its largest. This is not a park filled with high speed rides (although there are a few), this is a park that transports you to African Safaris, the prehistoric era, Asian jungles and temples and ties them all together as only Disney can. The center of Animal Kingdom is the majestic Tree of Life. There are over 300 animals carved into the side of the tree. [...]

Secrets of Disney’s Animal Kingdom2014-02-27T19:42:24-05:00

YAY for Downtown Disney


People often ask me, “Downtown Disney, YAY or NAY?” Let me take a moment to explain why Downtown Disney is definitely a YAY for your Disney Trip. 1. No admission fee! No tickets are needed to enter and explore the marketplace. Downtown Disney is always the first excursion we take during our Disney trips because the low-key atmosphere is perfect after a long day of traveling. 2. Parking is FREE! Not driving? No worries. Downtown Disney is a stop of [...]

YAY for Downtown Disney2014-02-27T19:34:05-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishments


Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishments Magic Kingdom® Park Splash Mountain Splashdown Photos Monorail - MK Express Pinocchio's Village Haus The Plaza Restaurant Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Pirates of the Caribbean Tomorrowland Transit Authority - Peoplemover Astro Orbiter Jan. 6 - Mar. 21, 2014 Jan. 6 - Mar. 21, 2014 Jan. 21 - Mar. 21, 2014 Feb. 17 - Mar. 30, 2014 Feb. 17 - Mar. 8, 2014 March 17 - 28, 2014 April 7 - 9, 2014 April [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishments2014-03-05T09:31:17-05:00

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort – more than just a place to sleep!


When you visit Walt Disney World in Florida, it’s tempting to fill every day with the great theme parks and water parks. But it’s a great idea to slow down and experience a day just exploring your resort hotel, too. I did this recently at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and found that they have a lot to offer for a peaceful day off! We started with a walk around the lobby. We enjoyed the great fireplace with its interesting decorative touches [...]

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort – more than just a place to sleep!2014-02-27T19:27:43-05:00

River Ranch RV Resort


My family camped at River Ranch RV resort over president’s day weekend. River Ranch is located in Central Florida about an hour from Disney World. River Ranch RV resort is located right next to Westgate River Ranch Resort. There is so much to do at River Ranch. There is a marina which is on the Kissimmee River. The facilities also have horseback riding, mini- golf, a petting zoo, tennis & basketball courts, and skeet shooting. There is a pool and [...]

River Ranch RV Resort2014-02-27T19:13:22-05:00