Get Ready to Play Big and Save Up to 25% on Rooms at Select Disney Resort Hotels

Spend quality time together in the middle of the magic before the laid-back days of summer fade away! With so many new and exciting things for you to experience at all 4 theme parks—including the larger-than-life Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios—it couldn’t be a better time to book your Walt Disney World Resort enchanted escape.

Jump on the chance to save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights, August 2 through October 7, 2018 when you book through September 7, 2018!

Book Through
September 7, 2018

Valid Travel Dates
Stays most nights, August 2 through October 7, 2018

Important Details

  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room.
  • Additional per adult charges may apply if there are more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.

Campsites included at 20% discount for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights, August 12 through September 13, 2018. Moderate and Deluxe suites may be available for a lesser discount.

Free Dining is Officially out for 2018!

Free Dining is officially out!

 

➡ Stay dates:
(as long as you check IN during this timeframe, you can get it for your whole trip)

* August 20-September 29, 2018
* November 24-November 27, 2018
* December 7-December 23, 2018

➡ Minimum stay: 5 nights

➡ What you get for free:

* Value and Moderate Resorts: Quick Service Dining Plan

* Deluxe Resorts: Regular Dining Plan

* Costs to upgrade:
Quick Service to Regular – $22.99 for adults (age 10+), $4 for kids (age 3-9)
Regular to Deluxe – $40.76 for adults (age 10+), $14.24 for kids (age 3-9)
Quick Service to Deluxe – $63.75 for adults (age 10+), $18.24 for kids (age 3-9)

➡ Resorts that are INCLUDED are:

* Value – All-Star Movies, All-Star Music, All-Star Sports, Pop Century

* Moderate – Caribbean Beach Resort, Coronado Springs Resort, Ft. Wilderness Cabins

* Deluxe and DVC – Grand Floridian, Old Key West, Beach Club Resort and Villas, Yacht Club, Animal Kingdom Lodge and Villas, Boardwalk Inn and Villas, Saratoga Springs Resort

EXCLUDED rooms: campsites, 3 bedroom villas, Art of Animation Little Mermaid rooms

➡ Ticket requirement: Park Hopper tickets

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Florida Resident Summer Room Offer

When you stay in the middle of the magic, you will be incredibly close to all of the new and exciting experiences launching at all 4 Walt Disney World Resort theme parks this summer!

Enjoy Florida resident rates starting as low as $155 per night, plus tax for a stay in a standard room at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, most Monday through Wednesday nights from June 25 through August 29, 2018.

How about being immersed in the artistry of beloved Disney and Pixar tales? As a Florida resident, you can also discover great rates on Family Suites at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort select dates this summer.

Book through August 30, 2018.

Sample Rates
These sample rates are valid for stays most nights in a standard room or select Family Suites during the dates specified in the chart below.

Resort

Sample Price

Valid Dates

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

$155
per night,
plus tax

Mon-Wed
6/25/18 – 8/29/18

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

$325
per night,
plus tax

Sun-Thu
7/15/18 – 8/29/18

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

$117
per night,
plus tax

Sun-Thu
6/25/18 – 8/30/18

The number of rooms available at these rates is limited. Length of stay requirements may apply. See Important Details.

Important Details:

  • Additional per adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotions.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Additional per adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotions. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villasCabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness LodgeDisney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Proof of Florida residency required at check-in.

 

Resort Hotels Included in This Offer

  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites Only
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Studios Only
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

FastPass+ for Toy Story Land Opens to Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Guests, Special Extra Magic Hours To Be Offered

Are you counting down the days until Toy Story Land opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® on June 30, 2018? Today, we have some exciting news to share – FastPass+ reservations are now open for Guests staying at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels.

Effective today, FastPass+ reservations are available for attractions in the land. Guests who are up to 60 days from their Walt Disney World Resort hotel check-in can choose one FastPass+ reservation for one of the Toy Story Land attractions, plus two other attractions in the park such as Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™, and more, depending on availability.

Don’t have a trip planned yet?! We can help!

Cost of Passports on the Rise

Passport Fee Set to Increase in April 2018

From new policies to price increases, changes in the travel industry happen all the time – and recently, a small change in passport fees was announced. On January 31, 2018, the Department of State published a final rule that will increase the passport execution fee from $25 to $35, effective on April 2, 2018. The fee increase does not apply to individuals who renew their passport through the mail using the DS-82 form. But it does apply to applicants using the DS-11 form, which is the form used by:

  • First time applicants over 16
  • Children under 16
  •  People who reapply after reporting their passport as lost or stolen

According to the Department of State, the final rule is a result of two studies conducted by the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs and the U.S. Postal Service, which determined that the $25 execution fee was not enough to cover the cost of processing a passport. For passport books, the price will go up from $135 to $145 for adults and from $105 to $115 for individuals 16 years or younger.

Summer Sale!

 

AN INCREDIBLE SUMMER AWAITS – SAVE UP TO 25% ON ROOMS AT SELECT DISNEY RESORT HOTELS

Five Guests float on inner tubes in a pool

Staying in the middle of the magic will help make a Walt Disney World Resort vacation even more super—especially when there are new and exciting experiences debuting at all 4 parks.

With this offer, your clients can save on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights June 11 through August 1, 2018:

  • Save up to 25% on rooms, when you book by May 22, 2018.
  • Save up to 20% on rooms, when you book by August 1, 2018.

Ask about great rates for stays most nights May 28 through June 10 and August 2 through August 30, 2018.

This special offer is valid for the Disney Resort hotels listed below. View the chart to explore savings within each Resort Category.

Resort Category

Resort Savings

Select Disney Deluxe Villas

Save up to 25% for stays most nights
6/11/18 to 8/1/18

Book now through 5/22/18

Book 5/23/18 to 8/1/18

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

25%

20%

Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Studios only

15%

10%

Select Disney Deluxe Resorts

Save up to 25% for stays most nights
6/11/18 to 8/1/18

Book now through 5/22/18

Book 5/23/18 to 8/1/18

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

25%

20%

Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

15%

10%

Select Disney Moderate Resorts

Save up to 20% for stays most nights
6/11/18 to 8/1/18

Book now through 5/22/18

Book 5/23/18 to 8/1/18

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

20%

15%

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

10%

10%

The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

20%

20%

Select Disney Value Resorts

Save up to 20% for stays most nights
6/11/18 to 8/1/18

Book now through 5/22/18

Book 5/23/18 to 8/1/18

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites only
Disney’s Pop Century Resort

20%

15%

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Length of stay requirements may apply. See Important Details.

Note: Moderate and Deluxe suites may be available at a lesser discount.

Important Details:

  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room.
  • Additional per adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

 

TICKETS ON SALE FOR MICKEY’S NOT-SO-SCARY HALLOWEEN PARTY AND MICKEY’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS PARTY AT MAGIC KINGDOM PARK

Today we’re excited to announce the dates for two favorite Magic Kingdom® Park events!

This year, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will transform Magic Kingdom Park for a sweet 34 nights.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates

  • August 17, 24, 28, 31
  • September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

Returning treats include the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show in front of Cinderella Castle featuring the mischievous Sanderson sisters from the hit Disney film “Hocus Pocus,” Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade and “Happy HalloWishes,” the fall spectacular led by the infamous Disney villains!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets start at $75 in advance or $85 at the gate, if available.

When the seasons change, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will transform the Magic Kingdom Park into a winter wonderland for the most magical 22 days of the year!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dates

  • November 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30
  • December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21

Returning favorites for the holidays include Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade; “Holiday Wishes,” fireworks spectacular; “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” featuring Queen Elsa using her incredible powers to present a gift to everyone in the kingdom—transforming Cinderella Castle into a sparkling, icy centerpiece for the celebration; and the jubilant show, “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration.”*

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets start at $95 in advance or $105 at the gate, if available.

Please note tickets for select nights for both Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are commissionable.

Applicable Dates for 2018 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tickets:

  • August 17, 24, 28, 31
  • September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • October 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25

Applicable Dates for 2018 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets:

  • November 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30
  • December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20

 

Breaking: Toy Story Land Opening Date Announced For Walt Disney World

On April 2, 2016, a large portion of Disney’s Hollywood Studios closed, making guests start to wonder more about the future of the park. It was announced several months ago that two new lands are on their way, one based on Star Wars and the other on Toy Story.

Today ABC New announced the opening of Toy Story Land, one of the most anticipated family attractions in 2018.

It was announced live on “Good Morning America” that June 30 is the big day.

To celebrate the announcement, Disney brought a piece of the new land right to New York City’s Times Square. Slinky Dog Dash is one of many attractions in the new 11-acre Toy Story Land where guests will shrink to the size of a toy and be surrounded by giant versions of childhood toys.

Guests will enter Andy’s backyard and “shrink down” to the size of the toys from the franchise. There, they will meet characters from the movies, including Buzz and Woody. There will also be two new rides in the land.

The first of the new rides will be a family friendly roller coaster called Slinky Dog Dash. The story is that Andy built the coaster in his backyard, using his Mega Coaster Play Kit, and since Andy has a great imagination he came up with a thrilling ride. He combined the kit with some of his other toys, including Slinky Dog, who doubles as the ride vehicle. There will be dips, turns, and drops, but since it is being called a “family” coaster most likely it will not be too intense.

 

 

The second new ride will be Alien Swirling Saucers. Fans of the first Toy Story movie will remember the green aliens from the game at Pizza Planet, and they are the basis for this ride. The concept is that Andy got an Alien Swirling Saucers game from Pizza Planet, and you will now be a part of that game. Your ride vehicle will be a toy rocket, and aliens will fly around you, trying not to get captured by “The Claw”. They will try to have you captured by “The Claw” instead. You will swirl around planets and satellites. There will be special effects, lighting, and “Space Jazz” music developed specifically for the ride.

“This swirling saucer attraction is coming to Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort.

“With set pieces, staging, attractions and experiences Toy Story Land represents the best of Walt Disney Imagineering’s collaboration with our storytelling partners at Pixar Animation Studios,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “This new land will place guests inside the wondrous world of Woody, Buzz and their pals – and invite everyone to experience the joy of being a toy.”

 

While the original “Toy Story” movie was released in 1995, Toy Story Midway Mania opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s California Adventure in 2008.

“Woody’s Lunch Box will be a new quick-service window serving tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats within Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios when it opens in summer 2018

When it comes time for a bite to eat head to Woody’s Lunch Box, a walk-up window serving old-fashioned soda floats along with other tasty eats and treats.”

When Can I Book My 2019 Walt Disney World Vacation Package?

Q: When can I book my 2019 Walt Disney World vacation package?

A: When it comes to planning a Walt Disney World getaway, it definitely pays to be the early bird. Planning well in advance means that you normally get the resort that you want during the dates that you want not to mention that it gives you plenty of time to save! Therefore, it’s not surprising that one of the questions that I am getting asked the most this week is “When will 2019 packages be officially open to book by Disney?”

Though we don’t know for certain when 2019 packages will go on sale to the general public, what we do know is that Disney World typically releases them around the same time each year. 2018 packages went on sale on June 20, 2017. Therefore we can probably expect 2019 packages to go on sale in early Summer.

I heard I can make a room only reservation now for 2019 is that true? Yes. This means that those starting to make plans for 2019 and who want to book a package with tickets and/or dining will need to wait a bit longer. However, it should be noted that Room Only bookings can typically be made 499 days out. This means that guests do have the option of reserving a room through until the first half of June 2019 just now and converting that to a package when they go on sale this Summer.

Will I be able to get a discount when packages go on sale? When Disney initially releases 2019 packages, these will be at the non-discounted or “rack rate.” The same goes for the Room Only reservations. Disney doesn’t usually release discounts until closer to your actual departure dates. However, with flexible booking policies (contact me to find out more), guests do have the ability to nab a discount even after you’ve booked so you will still be able to take advantage of savings if booking early.

Want to receive your FREE quote as soon as 2019 packages go on sale? Then fill out our quote form and we’ll put some packages together for you this Summer. Or let us know you’d like a room only reservation and we’ll get straight to work! For those looking to chat about options before submitting your quote request, please reach out to us directly. We are always happy to talk Disney!

Happy Planning!

19 Things You Have to Do at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER™ – EXCLUSIVE VACATION PACKAGE
Vacation Package Includes:

4-Night Hotel Accommodations
3-Park 4-Day Park-to-Park Ticket^ to Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure AND Universal’s Volcano Bay™
Breakfast at the Leaky Cauldron™ in Universal Studios Florida™ – one per person
Breakfast at the Three Broomsticks™ in Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ – one per person
Early Park Admission◊ to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ one hour before the park opens (valid theme park admission required).
One (1) Shutterbutton’s™ Photography Studio¥ session in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™
Access to select live entertainment venues^ at Universal CityWalk™

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Let’s get this booked today!