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Get a FREE Disney Gift Card — One Week Only!

October 12, 2018

 

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 MousePlanning!

 

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 October 19th, 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 October 19, 2018.

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.

Exciting New Things at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort!

October 11, 2018

 

Island living at Walt Disney World® Resort just got even better, as several new features at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort debuted this month. Old Port Royale now serves as the port of entry for the resort, where an all-new porte-cochere welcomes Guests into a colorfully reappointed lobby under an open-trussed roof and a colonnade with floor-to-ceiling drapes.

 

 

Friendly Cast Members are waiting in the new lobby to help you check in, answer questions, offer advice for your stay, and more. If Guests want to relax, there is plenty of lounge-style seating. Or if you need to stock up on supplies and souvenirs, you can check out the new Calypso Trading Post.

 

Old Port Royale is also home to three exciting new dining options:

  • Sebastian’s Bistro is a Caribbean-inspired table-service restaurant featuring warm island hospitality and waterfront views. Guests will feel like they’ve stepped into a tropical beachfront home offering tantalizing Latin and Caribbean flavors. Highlights include a skirt steak “chimichurri,” sautéed shrimp and tamales, a crispy avocado-and-bacon burger and much more.
  • Centertown Market is a fast-casual indoor street market where you will find a diverse menu of family-friendly fare. Made-to-order bowls with Latin- and Caribbean-inspired flavors allow you to choose a base, protein and sauce to create your own favorite dish.
  • Banana Cabana is a festive pool-side bar that’s always on “island time.” Here you can relax in Caribbean style with exclusive cocktails and non-alcoholic specialty drinks. (Ask about the Tropical Paradise!)

 

All these new amenities help life slow to a leisurely, breezy pace at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.  But if you’ve got children craving adventure, there’s new recreational activity now available!  Guests ages 10 to 16 are invited aboard an evening adventure cruise on Barefoot Bay to investigate the mysteries of pirates of the past. During ‘The Unsolved Mysteries of Barefoot Bay,’ Guests will experience an evening of immersive storytelling during this interactive boating scavenger hunt. They will embark on a quest to unravel the mystery of Captain Calico’s disappearance by solving puzzles and collecting clues.

 

If you want to experience Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort for yourself, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

Tron Attraction Update Now Loading…

August 14, 2018

 

Last summer, Disney Parks unveiled plans for a thrilling Tron coaster-style attraction to be added in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom® Park. Here’s a look at a new Tron-themed billboard at Magic Kingdom Park that’s now visible from Storybook Circus.

 

The new attraction will occupy an entirely new area next to the land’s Space Mountain, and now, as Disney prepares to welcome Tron into the park, a few modifications will be made to nearby attractions as construction kicks into gear.

 

First, the Walt Disney World® Railroad will temporarily take up residence at the Main Street Station starting in December 2018, pausing its grand-circle tours of Magic Kingdom Park. During this time, you will be able to get an up-close look at the railroad and take advantage of one-of-a-kind photo opportunities.

 

The Tomorrowland Speedway will close for a portion of 2019, as the attraction’s track is adjusted. It will reopen as the same attraction our Guests know and love in the summer of 2019.

 

 

Magic Kingdom’s Tron attraction, which is set to debut in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021, is based on TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland (pictured above). This coaster-style attraction allows riders to board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles for a thrilling race through the digital frontier. TRON Lightcycle Power Run debuted on Shanghai Disneyland’s opening day and quickly became the highest-rated attraction at the park.

 

We look forward to sharing more updates with you on the thrilling new addition of Tron as work progresses. Stay tuned for updates!

Joy Through the World! Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort Return November 8!

July 9, 2018

 

It’s Christmas in July! Today we’re announcing the return of the holiday season to Walt Disney World® Resort. Starting Nov. 8, 2018, you will be able to celebrate this magical season with festive parties, captivating holiday décor, delicious treats, spectacular entertainment and enchanting experiences that make this season one of the most wonderful times to visit Disney theme parks, resorts, and more!

 

A Flurry of Fun comes back to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® with the return of Sunset Seasons Greetings. Featuring impressive new laser effects and “snow,” holiday magic transforms the famous Hollywood Tower Hotel with spectacular projections of beloved Disney Characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Olaf sharing their favorite seasonal stories.

 

Another returning favorite is the nighttime spectacular Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! The new Toy Story Land also gets special seasonal fun including holiday songs on Alien Swirling Saucers and more!

 

At Epcot®, you will discover joyous holiday traditions of 11 World Showcase nations during Epcot International Festival of the Holidays beginning Nov. 18, 2018. One of our favorite holiday traditions at Epcot is the Candlelight Processional and this year it starts performances on Nov. 22, 2018.

 

New this year at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, the magic of nature will receive a holiday touch with the inclusion of Diwali, the holiday Festival of Lights in India, as part of the new live show UP! A Great Bird Adventure.

 

There’s even more holiday fun at the resorts across Walt Disney World Resort with festive seasonal décor as well as life-sized edible creations. And at Disney Springs®, you will find the perfect destination for holiday shopping, dining and entertainment, with the chance to experience holiday magic along the way.

 

Now is the time to play big and start planning your holiday vacation at Walt Disney World Resort!  Call us at 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

New Course Developments Coming to Disney Golf This Summer

June 13, 2018

Golf at Walt Disney World

 

There are a lot of exciting new enhancements taking place around Walt Disney World® Resort and their golf courses are no exception.

 

Disney upgraded the bunkers at the Magnolia course in 2015 and now they are planning similar enhancements for the Lake Buena Vista, Palm and Oak Trail courses. One of the coolest enhancements will be adding Mickey-shaped bunkers to Lake Buena Vista and Oak Trail similar to the one on No. 6 on the Magnolia course.

 

The Palm course is currently undergoing its regular aeration process and is also getting re-imagined bunkers and improved drainage capabilities. It’ll re-open June 18, 2018.

 

While Disney is creating the Mickey-shaped bunkers, they’re also going to enhance all of the bunkers at the Lake Buena Vista course, including adding new powdery white sand. At Oak Trail, the greens are being restored to their original size and totally resurfaced utilizing paspalum grass for the first time ever on a Disney putting green.

 

The new developments for those two courses begin June 18, 2018 at Lake Buena Vista and June 25, 2018 at Oak Trail. Both courses will be finished by mid-August.

 

In the meantime, there will be special discounted rates at both courses in addition to regular rates at the Magnolia and Palm courses, which are open for play all summer, along with FootGolf, the hybrid soccer and golf game recently added to Oak Trail.

 

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

Minnie Van Service Now Open to all Visiting Walt Disney World Resort

June 1, 2018

Minnie Vans

 

Last summer we shared news of the new Minnie Van transportation service available at Walt Disney World® Resort. Today, we’re excited to share that the service is now available for everyone at Walt Disney World Resort, through the Lyft app.

The service offers a comfy and convenient way for you to travel to and from the Disney theme parks, to dining reservations at our resort hotels, family gatherings, shopping sprees at Disney Springs® and much more in a jiffy.

The private vans are roomy, comfortable, and usually only minutes away. Each driver is a friendly Disney Cast Member trained to take you where you need to be — safely and with a smile.

How does it work? You can download the Lyft app on your mobile device, open it from anywhere at Walt Disney World Resort, and select the Minnie Van service option. Then, you can follow the steps below:

  • Confirm your current pickup location.
  • Enter your Walt Disney World Resort destination and tap “Request.”
  • The app will display a map tracking the vehicle en route and give you an identifying vehicle number to help you spot your car.

With Lyft, you can request their ride from your smartphone and pay right through the app. The Minnie Van service is an easy and friendly way for you to whisk your family off to the magic!

The service is available between 6:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. (Hours subject to change.)

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

Opening Dates for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

May 23, 2018

Opening Dates for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

 

Exciting news for Disney and Star Wars fans!  While Disney is still hard at work creating their largest single-themed land expansions ever, there is big news to share about the opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in summer 2019 at Disneyland® Resort and in late fall 2019 at Walt Disney World® Resort, when you will land in the middle of the action as you live your own Star Wars stories.

To book your Disney Vacation and experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for yourself, call 855-434-9397 or start planning online!

In the meantime, take a look at this incredible sneak peek at these new immersive lands!

In addition, we have some additional exciting news about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Walt Disney Imagineering Story Editor, Margaret Kerrison, shared that the name of the village is called Black Spire Outpost. She also shared some of the history behind the name and how this village is closely associated with the geological formations that surround it.

The largest settlement on the planet Batuu, Black Spire Outpost is an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space. Off the beaten path, this outpost has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful — and notorious — characters. Widely known for the petrified remains of its once towering ancient trees, the spires now stand guard across the river valleys and plains and have long captured the imagination of travelers to this planet. To the first settlers, these petrified spires became more than just landmarks; they became the heart of the outpost itself.

 

Black Spire Outpost inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

 

To book your Disney Vacation and experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for yourself, call 855-434-9397 or start planning online!

Opening Dates for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Dates For 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays & Candlelight Processional

May 22, 2018

 

Recently, we shared dates for this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties at Magic Kingdom® Park. And today, we’re back with another holiday update for  you! We’re happy to share that the 2018 Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays will return to the park Nov. 18 – Dec. 30, 2018. The Candlelight Processional also returns this year and for the first time, the popular holiday tradition will open for Thanksgiving on Nov. 22-Dec. 30, 2018.

 

The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays invites you to discover holiday cheer throughout the park and across all 11 World Showcase pavilions. Special entertainment, storytellers, seasonal favorites at Holiday Kitchens, and eye-catching holiday decor are all part of the fun. Evenings during this time are topped off with a special holiday presentation of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.”

 

The Candlelight Processional, a holiday must-do for many Epcot Guests, is a retelling of the traditional Christmas story read by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a massed choir and live orchestra.

 

Stay tuned for updates on this year’s Candlelight narrators and dining package information.

 

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