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Mission: Space ‘Relaunches’ August 13th with Brand New Experiences

July 28, 2017

New Mission Space

 

Starting Aug. 13, 2017, Walt Disney World® Resort will relaunch Mission: SPACE with a brand new experience and an enhanced version of the “classic” attraction.

  • If you think you’ve got “the right stuff,” you can take on the Orange Mission for a truly intense experience that lets you feel the force of an actual space launch en route to Mars. On this mission, you’ll dodge meteoroids, slingshot around the moon and attempt a precision landing on the Red Planet’s alien surface. This “mission” has been enhanced with new, HD video to make it even clearer.
  • Or, you can embark on the more family-friendly Green Mission – a new mission that takes you on an exciting orbit around Earth. On this amazing new adventure, you’ll take in sites like the Hawaiian Islands, Italy’s “boot” and the Northern Lights—as seen from space, of course—before finally landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. No matter which mission you choose, it’ll be a journey that’s totally out of this world.

In addition to all the “mission” updates, the amazing people at Walt Disney Imagineering have also made this attraction MORE family-friendly. Younger astronauts can now ride – the height restriction will be changed for the Green Mission side with the addition of new X-2 booster seats allowing children 40-44” to ride.

Call 855-434-9397 to book your Walt Disney World Vacation

or request a quote online!

Save 20% on Select Disney Cruises This Fall from New York City

July 20, 2017

Disney Cruise NYC

 

You can save 20% off prevailing rates as quoted by Disney Cruise Line for Verandah Staterooms with Restrictions on select 4- to 8-night Disney Magic sailings departing New York.  Check out these sailings and sample rates: (Disney Cruise NYC)

  • 5-Night Halloween on the High Seas Canada and New England Cruise from New York Sept. 27, 2017 – $1,360 per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses of $160 per person not included.
  • 4-Night Halloween on the High Seas Canada Cruise from New York Oct. 2, 2017 – $1,088 per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses of $143 per person not included.
  • 8-Night Halloween on the High Seas Bahamian Cruise from New York with Marvel Day at Sea Oct. 6, 2017 – $1,728 per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses of $177 per person not included.
  • 7-Night Halloween on the High Seas Canada Cruise from New York with Marvel Day at Sea on Oct. 21, 2017 – $1,960 per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses of $174 per person not included.

Other categories and sail dates with other rates may be available.  To find out more, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online.

Important Details:

Full payment is required at the time of booking for all Guests and is non-refundable. Full legal names of all Guests are required at the time of booking and no name changes are allowed. Specific stateroom will be assigned at a later time, based on availability.  Not Combinable with Disney Vacation Club Points. Rate does not include Gratuities or Port Adventures. The number of staterooms allocated for this offer is limited. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Rates are in U.S. dollars. Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions.

 (Disney Cruise NYC)

Save up to 30% at Disneyland Resort Hotels

July 19, 2017

 

You can stay in the middle of the magic and save up to 30%* on premium rooms at select stays at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa or Disneyland® Hotel from Aug. 6-Sept. 28, 2017 on select Sunday-Thursday nights when you book July 18-Sept. 28, 2017.

 

When you stay at a Disneyland Resort hotel, you’ll stay where the magic never ends. With Disneyland® Park, Disney California Adventure® Park and the Downtown Disney® District just steps away, you’ll enjoy convenient access to all the fun! Plus, you can take advantage of exclusive benefits, including early access to the Theme Parks and Disney Character wake-up calls. And, throughout your stay, you will experience legendary Disney service.

 

It’s a great time to explore two theme parks for endless family fun. At Disney California Adventure Park, you can experience epic adventures during Summer of Heroes now through Sept. 10, 2017. Plus, you can set off on a thrilling mission on the new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction.

 

And, with frightfully fun new experiences, both parks come alive like never before during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort beginning Sept. 15, 2017.

 

Book your Disneyland vacation today!  Call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online.

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*Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same premium room at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa for most Sunday through Thursday nights.  Valid for travel between 8/6/17 to 9/28/17.  Book from 7/18/17 through 9/28/17, with travel completed by 9/29/17.  Savings are available on Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and Artisan suites.  Ask about savings on other room types and other hotels.  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 five (5) people maximum 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.

Disney MaxPass to Debut July 19 at Disneyland Resort!

July 13, 2017

MaxPass at Disneyland

 

We are excited to announce that Disney MaxPass will launch July 19, 2017 at Disneyland® Resort. Disney MaxPass will help Guests to maximize their experience at the Resort by providing unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads from the day, and by enabling the convenience of mobile FASTPASS booking and redemption times while in the Parks through the Disneyland App.

 

Disney MaxPass will be offered for an introductory price of $10 a day.  Guests may purchase Disney MaxPass when they purchase their ticket through MousePlanning, at the box office, Disney Desks at Resort Hotels or Good Neighbor Hotels, or as an add-on through the Disneyland App once they enter either theme park.  Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders will have the option of purchasing Disney MaxPass for the life of their current passport for $75.  Signature Plus passholders will receive Disney MaxPass at no additional cost, as part of their annual passport entitlement.

 

Since Disney announced Disney MaxPass in January, they have added two additional Disney FASTPASS locations at Toy Story Mania and Matterhorn Bobsleds, bringing the total number of attractions to 16. Guests will continue to have the option of Disney FASTPASS service at no additional cost by obtaining a FASTPASS return time with their park admission ticket at attraction FASTPASS kiosks.

 

The introduction of Disney MaxPass is part of Disney’s ongoing commitment to providing Guests with opportunities to customize their experiences and make it even easier than ever to create unforgettable memories. Watch for additional updates and examples of how guests can start enjoying Disney MaxPass on July 19, 2017.

 

Call us at 855-434-9397 to purchase your Disneyland Tickets with MaxPass

or to book your next vacation at Disneyland Resort!

You can also request a quote online!

 

Guests are strongly advised to check the day’s FASTPASS ticket availability and other Park details before purchasing Disney MaxPass or using a Park ticket with Disney MaxPass as FASTPASS tickets for your preferred attractions may not be available at the time of purchase or use.  FASTPASS tickets are limited and availability is not guaranteed. FASTPASS tickets may be obtained only while you are in the Parks and may not be available for entertainment through Disney MaxPass. An experience that does not have Disney FASTPASS® availability at a kiosk will not be available using Disney MaxPass. The Disney MaxPass benefit will expire at the end of the day or when the Passport it is associated with expires, as applicable. Disney MaxPass is nonrefundable, nontransferable, may not be redeemed for cash and is subject to other restrictions. Price, terms, entitlements, attractions and entertainment are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Passholders who purchase the Disney MaxPass benefit may not use the value of any separate ticket media toward the purchase price of Disney MaxPass.

Disney PhotoPass service is subject to the PhotoPass terms found in https://disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-terms-conditions/. Online registration required.  Disney PhotoPass Photos captured during the day your Disney MaxPass is used or during the validity dates of your Passport, as applicable, must be linked to your Disney account and may be downloaded pursuant to the expiration policy at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-expiration-policy/.  Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Downloads are restricted to personal use by Disney account holder only and may not be used for a commercial purpose.  Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Message, data and roaming rates may apply for the Disneyland app. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.

Save up to 30% on 5-Night Fall Stays at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

June 23, 2017

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

 

Are you ready for family fun and relaxation at Aulani, A Disney Resort & SpaAulani Resort is making it easier to extend the fun of summer into fall. During Aulani Mahalo Season, now-Oct.24, 2017, you can save up to 30% on stays of 5 or more select consecutive nights Aug. 20-Dec. 21, 2017 (excluding Nov. 20–23, 2017). You can even save up to 25% on 4 select consecutive night stays.

Call 855-434-9397 to book your vacation today and experience the beauty of Hawaii and the magic of Disney!

 

Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa

 

Savings based on the non-discounted rate for the same room. The number of rooms allocated for this offer may be limited. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation. Excludes suites and 3-bedroom Grand Villas. Additional charges may apply if more than two (2) adults per room.

Frozen Ever After Dessert Party at Epcot!

June 15, 2017

Frozen Ever After Dessert Party Graphic

 

Starting July 17, 2017 there will be a delicious new way to experience “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” at Epcot®. Reservations open today for the brand-new Frozen Ever After Dessert Party, the coolest dessert party with reserved seating to an amazing fireworks spectacular, delicious desserts and a special opportunity to enjoy the Frozen Ever After attraction!

The party, which takes place in World Showcase Plaza East, overlooking World Showcase Lagoon, will feature décor, drinks, desserts and snacks inspired by the beloved film, “Frozen.” You don’t have to worry about staking out the perfect spot to view the fireworks, because Frozen Ever After Dessert Party Guests will have reserved seating. Specialty cotton candy lemonade or “melted snow” and other non-alcoholic beverages will delight Guests of all ages. Adults 21 years and older can enjoy alcoholic beverages such as a piña colada, margarita or “Summertime Punch,” a refreshing blend of prickly pear syrup, vodka, lemonade and ginger ale.

Desserts and snacks will be served on three buffet stations, check out the menus below!

Hot & Cold 

  • Olaf’s Warm Double Chocolate S’mores Pudding Cake
  • Elsa’s Warm Cottage Pudding with Salted Caramel Glaze
  • Hand-dipped Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Small Bites 

  • Wandering Oaken’s Eclairons
  • Hans’ Key Lime Tarts with Red Glitter Glaze
  • Living Rock Crispy Bonbons
  • Anna’s Blue Velvet Cupcakes
  • Kristoff’s No Sugar Added Lemon Curd with Blueberry

Not So Sweet 

  • Sven’s Fresh Fruits & Berries
  • Grand Pabbie’s Winter-spiced Snack Mix
  • Duke of Weselton’s Cheese Fondue served with Country Bread Cubes, Broccoli, and Grilled Flatbread

After “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” Guests of the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party will be escorted to the Norway Pavilion for a special ride on the popular Frozen Ever After attraction.

The Frozen Ever After Dessert Party cost is $79 for Guests ages 10 and above, $47 for ages 3 to 9—tax and gratuity included. Reservations are now open for dates beginning July 17, 2017!

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

or request a quote online!

Frozen Ever After Dessert Party Illuminations

Tickets Now Available for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party & Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2017

May 11, 2017

2015 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

 

Are you heading to Magic Kingdom® Park this fall? Don’t miss out on Guest-favorite Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will start earlier than ever this year, with parties running on Aug. 25 & 29; Sept. 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, & 29; Oct. 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 & 31; and Nov. 1. The event will feature trick-or-treating, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show, Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade and “Happy HalloWishes.” Guests of all ages are also welcome to dress up for the party (but be sure to check the park costuming guidelines first).

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be held Nov. 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 & 28; and Dec. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 & 22. The party will feature Mickeys’ Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, “Holiday Wishes,” “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” and much more.*

  •  Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $74 for adults and $69 for children (3-9).
  •  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $89 for adults and $84 for children (3-9).

You’ll want to get these tickets early, because certain popular dates may sell out fast.  Call 855-434-9397 to purchase.  Reservations for event-night dining and dessert parties will open later this summer.

Disney Cruise Line Fall 2018 Itineraries

May 11, 2017

 

Set Sail on Disney Cruise Line with 50% Off Deposit

 

In fall 2018, Disney Cruise Line will sail on new itineraries and to new ports, including first-time visits to Bermuda and Quebec City, Canada—both with multiple days to experience these captivating destinations. In addition to the new itineraries from New York to Bermuda and Canada, three special sailings from New York will take Guests to Walt Disney World® Resort and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay. Sailings from California, Texas and Florida round out the 2018 fall season.

To book your Disney Cruise, call 855-434-9397

or request a quote online!

New sailings to Bermuda from New York
For the first time, Disney Cruise Line Guests can sail to the beautiful island of Bermuda. Each of the five-night sailings includes two full days in Bermuda, while one special six-night sailing includes three days there.

An idyllic setting for outdoor enjoyment, Bermuda offers its famous pink sand beaches, lush forests and a range of water activities. Shopping and sightseeing are plentiful and, at only 21 square miles, the island is easy to navigate and explore. With its own distinctive blend of British and Caribbean culture, Bermuda boasts a rich history in sailing, a passion for cricket and a truly unique national attire—Bermuda shorts.

Disney Magic cruises to Bermuda from New York set sail in October 2018.

New cruises between New York and Quebec City, Canada
Quebec City, Canada, a new port for Disney Cruise Line, will be featured on two new itineraries sailing from New York. Both of these sailings include two full days in Quebec City as well as stops at other Canadian ports new to Disney Cruise Line—Saguenay and Baie-Comeau.

With towering fortresses, lavish castles, cobblestone streets and French-inspired cuisine, Quebec City offers a taste of European charm. Must-see sights include the historic and grand Chateau Frontenac hotel and the impressive Montmorency Falls, which measure 30 meters taller than Niagara Falls. Both Saguenay and Baie-Comeau offer natural beauty, picturesque ports and local cuisine featuring plentiful seafood, wild game and the indigenous and delectable cloudberries.

Two seven-night Disney Magic cruises between New York and Quebec City depart in September 2018.

More magic from New York on sailings to Walt Disney World and Castaway Cay
Fall 2018 Disney Magic sailings from New York also include three seven-night voyages to Walt Disney World. Each cruise includes a stop in Port Canaveral, Florida, located near the Walt Disney World Resort, and a day at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.

Adding to the magic on these special sailings, every Guest will receive a one-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper® ticket and round-trip transportation between the ship and the theme parks.

Back by Popular Demand: Cruises from New York, California and Florida

  • In September and October 2018, the Disney Wonder will sail from San Diego, California, to Baja and the Mexican Riviera. Baja sailings visit Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico, both famous for stunning beaches and exciting water activities. Mexican Riviera itineraries feature the snorkeling and scuba diving hot spots Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas.
  • In November and December 2018, the Disney Wonder returns to Galveston, Texas, with a variety of Caribbean and Bahamian itineraries. All cruises to the Bahamas include a stop at Disney Castaway Cay.
  • In December 2018, the Disney Magic will return to Miami with voyages to the Western Caribbean and Bahamas, including stops at Key West and Disney Castaway Cay.
  • During late 2018, the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream will continue to sail a variety of Caribbean and Bahamian cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida, with every sailing including a day at Disney Castaway Cay.

When Can I Book Fall 2018 Itineraries?

  • Monday, May 15, 2017 – reservations open for Platinum Castaway Club members.
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – reservations open for Gold Castaway Club members.
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – reservations open for Silver Castaway Club members.
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 – reservations open for all Guests.

To book your Disney Cruise, call 855-434-9397

or request a quote online!

Receive a FREE Disney Gift Card – one week only!

May 11, 2017

2016 Disney World Discounts

 

Would you like to receive up to $250 as a FREE Disney Gift Card to spend on your upcoming Disney Vacation? If you booked a Walt Disney World vacation package — either by phone or online directly with Disney — you can now add MousePlanning to your reservation to receive both a FREE Disney Gift Card* and also receive FREE personalized vacation planning services from The Mouse Planner himself!

 

It is a simple process to get your FREE Disney Gift Card!  To qualify for the transfer, the package must have been booked directly with Disney (not through a travel agent) within the last 30 days and not paid in full.

 

If you’re already a MousePlanning client who booked your vacation with us in the past 30 days, don’t worry! The Mouse Planner is loyal to his loyal clients!  You’ll receive this same benefit automatically as a credit applied to your existing vacation package!

 

If you haven’t booked yet, but do so directly with MousePlanning by May 18, 2017, you will also receive this same benefit!

 

Package Total – Disney Gift Card Amount
$2500 – $2999 / Free $25 Disney Gift Card
$3000 – $3500 / Free $35 Disney Gift Card
$3501 – $3999 / Free $50 Disney Gift Card
$4000 – $4500 / Free $65 Disney Gift Card
$4501 – $4999 / Free $80 Disney Gift Card
$5000– $9999 / Free $100 Disney Gift Card
$10,000 & up / Free $250 Disney Gift Card

 

Act quickly!  This offer is only available through May 18, 2017.

Call 855-434-9397 or email us to transfer your Walt Disney World Vacation Package and receive your FREE Disney Gift Card*!

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*Free Disney Gift Card will be mailed with your final documents 10 – 15 days before check in.  Canceling your reservation also cancels this special offer.

Book Vacation Packages for the 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side!

April 21, 2017

2018 Star Wars Half Marathon

 

It’s a weekend of galactic fun and fantastic runs during the 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side – at the Walt Disney World Resort!  And now for a limited time, April 20 – May 1, 2017, you can book your Race Registration with a Magic Your Way Package for the 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend, which takes place April 19-22, 2018.

 

A Magic Your Way Package allows you to enjoy Disney fun for the whole family throughout the race weekend.  Pick your favorite Disney Resort hotel and the number of days for your Theme Park ticket.

 

Plus, when you stay at a Disney Resort hotel you’ll enjoy special benefits, including complimentary MagicBands and early access to Disney FastPass+ planning up to 60 days before you arrive!

 

Booking Window:  April 20 – May 1, 2017

Travel Window:  April 12 – April 30, 2018

 

Packages with Race Registrations can be booked by calling us at 855-434-9397 and requesting a vacation package with Race Registration.  Please note that race registrations are non-refundable.