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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019

April 8, 2019

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2019

 

Tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park are now available.

The favorite event transforms Magic Kingdom Park into a winter wonderland for the most magical 23 days of the year! Yes, this year, Disney is adding an extra day to the parties!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dates:

  • November: 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24
  • December: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22

Returning favorites include a special holiday-themed parade and fireworks display as well as magical stage shows such as “A Frozen Holiday Wish” where you can get swept up in the holiday spirit when Queen Elsa transforms Cinderella Castle with glistening ice.

In addition to the wonderful, holiday entertainment Guests can also ride Magic Kingdom Park classic attractions, savor complimentary treats, and enjoy a magical “snowfall” on Main Street, U.S.A.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets start at $99 for select nights after $10 advance-purchase savings.

To purchase your tickets, call 855-434-9397.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Opening Dates and Information

March 7, 2019
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is opening ahead of schedule on May 31 at Disneyland® Resort in Southern California and August 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® in Florida.

 

That’s right – it’s debuting early because of high guest interest in experiencing this new, immersive land.  On opening day for phase one, you will be able to live your own Star Wars story and take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, sample amazing galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops and more.

 

And for phase two, opening later this year, will be Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the most ambitious, immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined that will put guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance and will blur the lines between fantasy and reality.  In light of tremendous demand, Disney made the decision to open the land in phases to allow Guests to sooner enjoy the one-of-a-kind experiences that make Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so spectacular.

 

 

If you’re ready to book a vacation to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, request a quote online or call 855-434-9397.

 

Guests planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park between May 31 and June 23, 2019 will need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation, subject to availability, to access the land. Information on how to make a reservation will be available at a later date. Guests staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels during these dates will receive a designated reservation to access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered guest); valid theme park admission is required.

 

A reservation will not be offered or required to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Walt Disney World® Resort. And you should know that valid theme park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge after its opening on August 29, 2019. Capacity is limited. Additionally, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be open during Extra Magic Hours. During Extra Magic Hours Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can spend extra time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios enjoying select attractions. Details will also be available at a later date.

 

We know how excited many of you are to visit the galaxy’s Outer Rim and that you’ll have questions about how to best experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – so, here are some important details to help start the planning:

 

Park Admission: Regular theme park admission is required to enter Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There will not be a separate ticket for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  To visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park between May 31 and June 23, 2019, guests will need valid theme park admission and will be required to make a no-cost reservation, subject to availability, to access the land.  We’ll share information on how to make a reservation at a later date.

 

Land Entry: Because we anticipate galactic excitement during the opening months this year, we are planning ahead to deliver the best possible experiences for our guests.  Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be open during normal park operating hours. It will not be included in Extra Magic Hour or Magic Morning at Disneyland Park. It will be open during Extra Magic Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

 

Attractions: Disney FASTPASS service, including access via Disney MaxPass, (at Disneyland Park) and Disney FastPass+service (at Disney’s Hollywood Studios) will not initially be offered at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

 

Planning:  You should also note that vacation packages, park tickets and Disney Resort hotel stays do not guarantee access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The land —including participation in its experiences—will be subject to capacity restraints and other restrictions.

 

We’ll also be sharing more information on what you need to know when planning a visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including arrival and planning details in upcoming posts.

 

If you’re ready to book a vacation to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, request a quote online or call 855-434-9397.

 

Capacity for the parks, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences is limited.  Access to the park, land and experiences may be restricted or unavailable depending on guest demand and other factors.

Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Summer 2020

March 1, 2019

Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Summer 2020Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Summer 2020

 

In summer 2020, Disney Cruise Line will embark on a variety of itineraries around the world, including a long-awaited return to Greece and the addition of five first-time ports of call in Europe. Along with an expanded European season aboard the Disney Magic, adventures will continue across the fleet with sailings to Alaska, the Caribbean and Bahamas. Click  here to view dates.

 

 

To book your Disney Cruise, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

 

European Explorations

After a five-year hiatus, the Disney Magic will return to Greece in summer 2020 as part of three special Mediterranean voyages departing from Rome. During one 12-night and two nine-night cruises, you can marvel at the beautiful landscapes and archeological wonders of destinations like Piraeus, the gateway to Athens; Katakolon, near ancient Olympia; and the islands of Santorini, Mykonos and Crete.

Each of these unique Mediterranean itineraries combines a selection of stops in Greece with visits to other notable cities in the region. Two of the sailings include a new port of call in Messina, Italy, where Guests can visit landmarks in Sicily such as Mount Etna, the highest and most active volcano in Europe, or the Piazza del Duomo, the city’s historic center. The third features a return to the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik, Croatia, for the first time in five years.

Additional new ports of call in Europe include Gdynia, Poland; Nordfjordeid, Norway; Plymouth, England; and Zeebrugge, Belgium. This new collection of destinations is part of the Disney Magic’s grand tour of Europe in the summer of 2020, which begins with sailings through the Mediterranean and Greek Isles before heading to northern Europe in late summer for cruises to the Baltic, British Isles and Norwegian fjords.

 

Alaskan Adventures            

In 2020, the Disney Wonder will return to Alaska for the summer season, opening up a world of breathtaking natural vistas, magnificent glaciers and awe-inspiring wildlife. These seven-night itineraries depart from Vancouver, Canada, with visits to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point and Dawes Glacier. Each sailing features fun and adventure both in port and on the ship, from stunning scenery and one-of-a-kind Port Adventures in each destination to special touches that bring the splendor and spirit of Alaska to life onboard.

Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Summer 2020

Tropical Travel to the Caribbean and Bahamas

In addition to seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, near Orlando, Florida, the Disney Fantasy will embark on a variety of itineraries to the Caribbean and Bahamas throughout the summer of 2020. These include five- and nine-night Caribbean sailings, along with three-, four- and five-night Bahamian cruises, three of which feature two stops at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

 

The Disney Dream will provide even more opportunities for guests to visit Castaway Cay in the summer of 2020 with three-, four- and five-night Bahamian cruises, including a series of sailings with two calls on the private island paradise.

Each sailing aboard the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream allows you to experience the magic of Disney entertainment, which includes themed dining spaces, Broadway-style shows and more, while also immersing them in the charming island cultures of tropical destinations throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean.

 

Guided Experiences with Adventures by Disney Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Summer 2020

In summer 2020, Disney Cruise Line guests can enrich their cruise vacation with a variety of add-on packages from Adventures by Disney®, a leader in family guided group vacations. Highlights include brand-new ways to experience the Caribbean, a return to Alaska and popular packages in northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

 

Premium Cruise Packages

With Adventures by Disney, you can book the ultimate Disney cruise experience on select sailings in Alaska, Europe and—new for 2020—the Caribbean. Throughout the voyage, knowledgeable Adventure Guides provide dedicated service both onboard and in port, as they lead guests on specially curated excursions, interactive activities and off-the-beaten-path adventures. Onboard the ship, guests enjoy unique experiences and premium amenities exclusive to Adventures by Disney, such as an intimate talkback session with Walt Disney Theatre cast members followed by a behind-the-scenes costume and prop activity.

 

Pre-Cruise Escapes with Adventures by Disney

Adventures by Disney also offers popular pre-cruise vacations in Rome; London; Barcelona, Spain; and Copenhagen, Denmark. These two- to three-night Escapes feature unforgettable experiences in iconic cities, such as a private, after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome. Plus, activities like flamenco dancing, mosaic making and preparing local cuisine immerse families in the culture of each region.

  • Bookings open online & by phone (855-434-9397) to Platinum Castaway Club Members and Golden Oak Club Members on March 4, 2019 at 8 am ET.
  • Bookings open online & by phone (855-434-9397) to Gold Castaway Club Members on March 5, 2019 at 8 am ET.
  • Booking open online & by phone (855-434-9397) to Silver Castaway Club Members, Adventure Insiders & Disney Vacation Club Members on March 6, 2019 8am ET.
  • Bookings open online & by phone (855-434-9397) to the general public online on March 7, 2019.

To book your Disney Cruise, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Summer 2020

 

2019 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates

January 15, 2019

MNSSHP 2019

 

It’s never too early to plan for your fall vacation – especially when it comes to Halloween!

 

We’re excited to announce that tickets are now available for one of our favorite fall events: Mickey’s Not–So–Scary Halloween Party.

 

This year, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will transform Magic Kingdom® Park into a spook-tacular celebration for a total of 36 nights!

 

Here are the dates for 2019:

  • Aug. 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
  • Sept. 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
  • Oct. 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31
  • Nov. 1

 

Returning to the event will be spooky fun for everyone, including devilish Halloween décor, special entertainment such as fireworks, a parade and character greetings, as well as trick-or-treating throughout the park! In addition, you have access to dozens of popular attractions and may even encounter some bewitching surprises along the way.

 

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets start at $79 in advance or $89 at the gate, if available. To purchase your tickets, call 855-434-9397

 

 

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This Spring and Summer, Save Up to 30% on Rooms at Select Disney Resort Hotels

January 2, 2019

Toy Story Land

 

You can enjoy sun, fun and savings when you stay in the middle of the magic at Walt Disney World Resort!

 

With this offer, you can save on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels:

  • Save up to 25% for stays most nights April 28 through May 27, 2019 when you book through May 27, 2019
  • Save up to 30% for stays most nights May 28 through September 30, 2019 when you book through March 24, 2019

 

With so many unique and exciting things for you to discover at all 4 theme parks in the new year, NOW—more than ever—is a terrific time to visit. When you add valid theme park admission to this room offer, you’ll be able to play big in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, soak up a variety of new, limited-time experiences at Magic Kingdom park and celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park!

 

Book through March 24, 2019 to take advantage of the greatest savings. 

Call 855-434-9397 today!

 

 

Resort Category

Resort Savings

Select Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts

Save up to 30%

For stays most nights 4/28/19 – 5/27/19 when you book though 5/27/19

For stays most nights 5/28/19 – 9/30/19 when you book though 3/24/19

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

25%

30%

Disney’s Beach Club Villas

15%

25%

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Studios Only

15%

15%

Select Disney Deluxe Resorts

Save up to 30%

For stays most nights 4/28/19 – 5/27/19 when you book though 5/27/19

For stays most nights 5/28/19 – 9/30/19 when you book though 3/24/19

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

25%

30%

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

25%

25%

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

15%

15%

Select Disney Moderate Resorts

Save up to 25%

For stays most nights 4/28/19 – 5/27/19 when you book though 5/27/19

For stays most nights 5/28/19 – 9/30/19 when you book though 3/24/19

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

25%

25%

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

10%

10%

Select Disney Value Resort Hotels

Save up to 20%

For stays most nights 4/28/19 – 5/27/19 when you book though 5/27/19

For stays most nights 5/28/19 – 9/30/19 when you book though 3/24/19

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort

15%

20%

Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Save up to 20%

For stays most Sunday through Thursday nights 8/4/2019 through 9/12/2019 when you book through 3/24/2019

 

To book your vacation, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

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.

 

Epcot Flower & Garden 2018

 

Important Details: 

  • Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts and Studios at Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

Savor a FREE, Delicious Deal

January 2, 2019

2016 Free Dining

 

Satisfy your appetite for fun with an unforgettable stay in the middle of the magic! You can enjoy a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day vacation package that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel and a ticket with a Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option.

 

Book through February 10, 2019 for arrivals most nights July 5 through September 30, 2019.

 

To book your vacation with Free Dining, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

 

Explore Disney Resort hotels and the eligible Disney dining plan in the chart below. Ask about packages of shorter or longer lengths of stay.

 

Resort Category

Dining Plan

Select Disney Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels
Valid for arrivals most nights July 5 through September 30, 2019

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

FREE Disney Dining Plan

Select Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels
Valid for arrivals most nights July 5 through September 30, 2019

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

FREE Disney Dining Plan

Select Disney Moderate Resort Hotels
Valid for arrivals most nights July 5 through September 30, 2019

  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

Select Disney Value Resort Hotels
Valid for arrivals most nights July 5 through September 30, 2019

  • 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

FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

 

To book your vacation with Free Dining, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

 

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Advance reservations are required. Theme park tickets valid for admission beginning on date of check-in and must be used within a limited number of days, depending on length of stay and ticket. Visit disneydestinationstickets.com/usage for more details. Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.

Important Details: 

  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
  • Gratuities are not included.
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.

Play, Stay, Dine and Save at Walt Disney World!

September 26, 2018

 

A Walt Disney World vacation is the perfect holiday gift for loved ones to create memories that last a lifetime. You can cross another holiday present off your list and save up to 25%* on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights January 1 through April 27, 2019.

 

With so many unique and exciting things for you to discover at all 4 theme parks in the new year — NOW is the best time to book your 2019 getaway. When you add valid theme park admission to this room offer, you’ll be able to play big in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, soak up a variety of new, limited-time experiences at Magic Kingdom park, and explore the ultimate celebration of food, art, and entertainment at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts!

 

To book your discounted Walt Disney World Vacation, call 855-434-9397

or request a quote online!

 

Toy Story Land

 
*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.

Important Details:

Additional per adult charges may apply if there are 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.
Valid admission is required and not included in this offer to enjoy the theme parks.

 

‘IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth’ at Epcot is ending next year!

September 17, 2018

 

After nearly 20 years of delighting Epcot® Guests with the emotional story of humanity told through music, fireworks, light torches and more, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” will be ending in the second half of next year. The Disney Parks Live Entertainment team is already busy creating new thrills to debut immediately following the conclusion of “IllumiNations,” continuing the tradition of nightly entertainment on the World Showcase Lagoon.

 

“IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” which is currently planned to run to the end of summer 2019, has entertained millions of guests gathered around World Showcase Lagoon sharing the light and a story since it debuted in October 1999 as part of the Walt Disney World® Millennium Celebration. During the coming year, Disney will be celebrating this classic show, so you still have plenty of time to experience it again and again, as excitement builds for what’s next.

 

We know that Disney has got big plans for their multi-year transformation of Epcot, with new experiences that will “Wow!” your while keeping true to the original vision of the park. And the all-new nighttime fireworks spectacular coming to Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon will be part of the park’s exciting evolution.

 

The new show will join several previously announced experiences coming to Epcot, including the highly-anticipated “Guardians of the Galaxy” roller coaster attraction, a “Ratatouille”-inspired attraction in World Showcase, a new table-service restaurant adjacent to Mission: SPACE, and much more!

 

To book a Walt Disney World Vacation, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

 

‘Tis the Season to Save up to 25% off Select Stays at a Disneyland Resort Hotel

September 12, 2018

 

 

Take advantage of this offer and escape to the most dazzling wonderland of all!

 

With festive sights, sounds and aromas all around, it’s easy to catch the holiday spirit and create lasting memories when you stay in the middle of the magic.

 

Explore room savings valid at all 3 Disneyland Resort hotels most Sunday through Thursday nights from October 28 through December 20, 2018 when you book now through December 6, 2018:

 

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • Save up to 20% on Standard rooms and 25% on Premium rooms

Disneyland Hotel

  • Save up to 15% on Standard rooms and 20% on Premium rooms

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

  • Save up to 10% on Premium rooms

 

 

 

To book your Disneyland Vacation, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

 

 

 Disneyland Partners Statue

Important Details

  • Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights from October 28 through December 20, 2018.
  • Book from September 12 through December 6, 2018; travel must be completed by December 21, 2018.
  • Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Regal suites.
  • Not valid on previously booked rooms.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Excludes applicable fees and taxes.
  • Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply per room.
  • Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers.
  • Subject to restrictions and change without notice.
  • Separate theme park admission required to enjoy the parks.

Doctor Strange and Other Super Heroes Now Assembling at Disney California Adventure Park

June 4, 2018

 

Favorite Super Heroes are convening throughout Hollywood Land in Disney California Adventure® Park! Now is the time to suit up and mingle with some of the mightiest heroes to ever protect the universe.

 

Doctor Strange is now appearing for the first time at the Disneyland Resort. The Master of the Mystic Arts acts as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, traveling great distances in an instant!

 

And throughout the summer, you can catch more heroes throughout Hollywood Land for a limited time, including Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Spider-Man, Loki, Thor and Gamora. They have teamed up to meet with their newest “recruits” for the ultimate heroic encounter!

 

To book your Disneyland Vacation, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!