Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Walt Disney World Resort Room Offer

Disney Magic is Yours with this Resort Room Offer

It's the perfect time to visit the Walt Disney World® Resort. And, it's a great time to take advantage of spectacular savings on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Stay at a select Disney Deluxe Villa Resort and save 30%* for stays most nights Feb. 21 – March 31, 2012.

Ask about great rates in other Resort categories for stays most nights Feb. 21 – March 31 and April 13 – June 14, 2012.

Just add Theme Park tickets and you can take advantage of the entire world of fun and excitement.

To book, please contact Magical Travel Your Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at 1-866-207-8387 or complete a quote request.

*30% savings for Disney's Old Key West Resort and Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Minimum length of stay requirements may apply for Friday or Saturday arrivals. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per adult charges apply if more than two adults per room. Excludes suites and 3-bedroom villas. No group rates or other discounts apply.

Monday, December 19, 2011

WDW - More reasons to add the Plus Dining Plan to the Magic Your Way Package

Even though 95% of Walt Disney World restaurants have always been included in the Disney Dining Plan....there are even more restaurants added for 2012. Fulton's Crab House, T-Rex and the Rainforest Cafe all located at Downtown Disney are now included for 2012.

Link: The Plus Disney Dining Plan explained

Contact Magical Travel for a no-obligation price quote for a Walt Disney World Vacation!  Complete a Walt Disney World Quote Request

Friday, December 16, 2011

Walt Disney World - Children's Pirate Cruises


Children's Cruises
Little buccaneers sail the high seas to exotic "Ports of Call" along Disney Waterways in search of treasure. Pirates must be ages 4-12 years old and potty trained (no pull-ups). These are child-only cruises (only registered children can participate, no adults) and are supervised by two Disney guides. Each cruise costs $34 USD (plus tax) per qualified child and includes a snack and bag of treasure for the child to remember the experience.


To ensure the best experience, reservations are required (up to 180 days in advance) and space is extremely limited on each cruise. To reserve, call 407-WDW-PLAY.  *Life vests will be provided and required when onboard. Cancellation by Guests within 24-hours may be subject to full charge.

Pirates of the Caribbean - Sunday, Tuesday and Friday
Leaves from the Caribbean Beach Resort. The young adventurers, with pirate bandanas on their heads, will board a boat resembling an old battle relic which will sail the Ports of the Caribbean waters as Captain Jack Sparrow did on the Black Pearl. The young pirates will be told the story of Old Port Royale and the pirates that used to sail these waters. In this adventure they will find many props and signs leading them through the perilous waters to the Treasure. Once the Treasure is found and secured on the boat the pirates will then sail to Fort Cay where they will attempt to trade for grub. Upon returning to Old Port Royale the Treasure Chest will be unlocked and the bounty shared by all. Snack (such as pretzels, goldfish crackers) and a drink (such as water or drink box) will be given during the excursion.


Bayou Pirate Adventure - Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
Leaves from the Port Orleans Riverside Resort. The young adventurers, with pirate bandanas on their heads, will board a "Pirate" vessel. Onboard they will learn about the great Pirate named Captain John Lafitte, the greatest pirate to ever sail the waters of New Orleans. Legend is that his boat sank on a reef off the coast of Key West. In their adventure they will find a treasure map left behind by Captain Lafitte which will lead them to his treasure. Once they set sail the young adventurers will use clues to find the hidden treasure of which is theirs to keep. A snack (such as pretzels, goldfish crackers) and a drink (such as water or drink box) is offered during the excursion.


Albatross Cruise - Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Leaves from the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. Children wear bandanas and follow clues to search Crescent Lake and Epcot® World Showcase Lagoon for map clues. Following these clues they sail to many exotic "ports of call" to collect treasure. During the voyage, the children enjoy a reading of "The Legend of the Albatross." At the final port of call, children will have a snack (such as pretzels, goldfish crackers) and a drink (such as water or drink box) and split up the "buried treasure" which consists of coins, beads, rings, pirate eye patches, etc.


Pirate Adventure - Monday through Saturday
Leaves from the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Children wear pirate bandanas and follow clues to search Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon for buried treasure. Following these clues and the Pirate's trail, they sail to many exotic "ports of call" (Resort Marinas) to collect treasure. During the voyage, the children enjoy a reading of "The Legend of Gasparilla" (a real Florida Pirate). At the final port of call, children will have a snack (such as pretzels, goldfish crackers) and a drink (such as water or drink box) and split up the "buried treasure".


*All pricing, locations, dates, times and entertainment offerings subject to change. All cruises are weather permitting and subject to cancellation.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Walt Disney World Offer Ends Soon - Magic Your Way Package Plus A Free Dining Plan


Offer ends 12/17/11, so hurry!!! Buy a non-discounted Magic Your Way package for 4 nights and 5 days at select Disney Value Resorts and get a FREE Quick-Service Dining Plan. Or, buy a non-discounted Magic Your Way package for 4 nights and 5 days at select Disney Moderate, Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resorts and get a FREE Disney Dining Plan. Mention our Blog and receive a $25 Disney Gift Card when you book your Walt Disney World Vacation with Magical Travel.

Offer Details:
This Vacation Package Includes:
  • Accommodations
  • Magic Your Way Base Ticket
  • A Dining Plan
Valid for arrivals most nights:
  • Jan. 8-12, 2012
  • Jan. 21 – Feb. 2, 2012
  • Feb. 11-16, 2012
  • March 3-8, 2012
  • March 24-29, 2012
Book your Walt Disney World Vacation today!  To receive a no-obligation vacation price quote complete a Walt Disney World Quote Request  Mention our Blog and receive a $25 Disney Gift Card when you book your Walt Disney World Vacation with Magical Travel.

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011

    Mobile Magic - Walt Disney World

    Just because you're actually in one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks doesn't mean you can't still stay electronically connected. With the free Mobile Magic application from Disney Parks and Verizon®, you can turn your Verizon mobile phone into a Disney Parks know-it-all.
    With Mobile Magic, you can check attraction wait times and FASTPASS® return times for the Park you're in, use GPS-enabled maps to locate some of your favorite characters, easily make dining reservations for Walt Disney World restaurants and much more. Just text "magic" to 2777 or visit the Android Market to download the application for free on your Verizon wireless phone*.

    If you can't use this service with your phone, but you have internet capabilities...type in m.disneyworld.go.com on your device. 

    Stay connected! It really is possible to take the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort with you—anywhere you go.

    *Message and data rates apply. Availability subject to handset limitations. Coverage not available everywhere. If you're under 18, get your parents' permission first.

    Monday, December 12, 2011

    Disney California Adventure™ Park.

    Top Five Favorate Attractions at Disney California Adventure Park

    World Of Color
    Breathtaking artistry, beloved Disney Characters and stunning special effects come together to create World of Color, a magnificent new night time water spectacular! Water, light and fire intertwine in a kaleidoscope of fantasy and imagination. As the spectacle unfolds, you are drawn deeper into a dazzling new dimension of Disney storytelling magic – until you feel like you’re actually a part of the story! Welcome to World of Color – springing to life exclusively in Disney California Adventure™ Park!

    California Screamin'
    Blast-off with a screech from the beach! Then twist, turn and loop upside down through Mickey Mouse's silhouette. By the time you arrive back at the pier, you will know why this is the adrenaline rush of the century! This state-of-the-art steel roller coaster evokes the great thrills of wooden coasters from days-gone-by yet it catapults riders from 0 to 55 in less than five seconds and surfs over a mile of track with a 108-foot drop. There is also state-of-the-art onboard music to match the series of banking turns, speedy twists and the climactic loop.

    Toy Story Mania!
    Take aim and ride in this 4-D attraction inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story films. Grab your spring action shooter and zero in on moving targets with virtual darts, pies and even eggs. All along the way, some of your favorite Toy Story Characters will cheer you on!

    Soarin' Over California
    Hold your breath as you experience the ultimate sensation of free flight. Your soarin' journey takes you from one end of the Golden State to the other in this awe-inspiring scenic tour. Take in immersive breath-taking aerial vistas while flying in this simulated hang glider. Your toes dangle just above the awe-inspiring landscapes such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Yosemite. Feel the wind in your hair as you see California as you've never seen it before!

    Character Greetings
    Meet and greet friendly Disney Characters at the place where dreams come true. Share a magical moment together and snap a photograph to capture the memories forever.

    ~Duffy the Disney Bear
    ~Lightning McQueen and Mater at Condor Flats
    ~Disney Friends at Sunshine Plaza
    ~Disney Stars in Hollywood Pictures Backlot
    ~Koda and Kenai in Golden State
    ~Phineas & Ferb's Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party at Paradise Pier


    Check out:  Five Favorite Things to Do at Disney California Adventure Park video

    Magical Travel will be happy to help you plan your Disneyland Vacation. Our services are free. For a no-obligation price quote please complete a Disneyland Price Quote Request.

    Friday, December 9, 2011

    Walt Disney World - Miniature Golf

    Disney's Winter Summerland - This interactive miniature golf experience is fun for the whole family. The whimsical courses feature two wacky 18-hole adventures. The Winter Course features an ice castle and a trip to the North Hole. In the Summer Course, experience fun in the sun with a visit to Santa on the Winternet. Both courses provide exhilarating family entertainment.
    Location: directly in front of Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
    Hours*: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. - daily
    Prices*: $12 USD for adults and $10 USD for children ages 3-9 plus tax

    Fantasia Gardens - Hippos dance, fountains leap and broomsticks march at this miniature golf adventure. Choose the 18-hole Fantasia Gardens for a fantastic escapade complete with music and interactive obstacles from Disney's classic film Fantasia. Experienced golfers can challenge the 18-hole Fantasia Fairways, complete with par-three and par-four holes ranging in length from 40 to 75 feet long.
    Location: in the Epcot® Resort area
    Hours*: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. - daily
    Prices*: $12 USD for adults and $10 USD for children ages 3-9 plus tax


    Savings Opportunities:
    ~When you book a Walt Disney World Magic Your Way Package you receive a voucher valid for one round of miniature golf at either Disney's Fantasia Gardens or Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf courses. (One per room).

    ~Take advantage of a 50% discount (from the regular rate) on a second round during the same day. Proof of purchase required.


    *All activities, hours and prices are subject to change without notice.

    Thursday, December 8, 2011

    Animal Kingdom Park - Wild Africa Trek

    Wild Africa Trek is an immersive experience that offers Disney's Animal Kingdom Guests a unique opportunity to enjoy unexplored areas of the Harambe Reserve and have an "up close and personal" experience with intriguing African wildlife species.

    This three-hour experience led by specially trained guides begins in the Safi River valley where expedition harnesses will allow Guests to cross precarious rope bridges and enjoy up-close views of Nile hippos and crocodiles. The journey continues along the edge of a magnificent, wide-open African savannah, where Guests board a specialized vehicle to enjoy an exclusive safari, including a stop at a private safari camp. This 30-minute respite allows Guests to continue premium animal viewing and enjoy African-inspired food samplings.

    A Disney-trained photographer will capture memories while guests enjoy the Wild Africa Trek experience. At the end of the trek, guests will be provided digital copies of all photos which are included in the ticket price.

    It's a way to experience the exclusivity and thrills of a safari adventure right in the heart of Disneys Animal Kingdom.

    The Trek starts at 8:00am daily and leaves approximately every 45 minutes.  There is a 12 person limit to each tour. 


    Pricing:
      $189 per person (ages 8 and up), $249 per person during peak seasons (ages 8 and up) A portion of the Tour price will be donated to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.


    You must be at least 8 years of age, 48" tall and weigh at least 45 pounds to particiate in this tour.  There is an individual weight limit of 300 pounds.  Please note that Guests must be ambulatory and have sufficient stamina and endurance to experience this walking and climbing adventure. For those Guests who wish to participate in a less physical journey or a wheelchair accessible trek there is an alternative offering.

    Check out this video on You Tube A Wild Time on Disney's Wild Africa Trek

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    Disneyland Fastpass Winter Offer

    Disney's FASTPASS Winter Offer   
    When guests check in at one of the three Hotels of the Disneyland® Resort from Jan. 4 to Feb. 29, 2012, each person in their party will receive two Disney's FASTPASS® tickets, per stay.
    Combined with valid theme park admission, it's a great way to make the most of a Disneyland® Resort vacation!   Complete a Disneyland Price Quote Request and start planning your Magical Disneyland Vacation today! 

    Terms: Offer includes two (2) Disney's FASTPASS® tickets for each registered guest (ages 3 and older) per Disneyland® Resort hotel reservation for arrivals from 1/4/2012 through 2/29/2012. Separate theme park admission is required. Each Disney's FASTPASS® ticket will allow a guest one (1) entrance to the FASTPASS® return line of any Disney's FASTPASS® attraction at the Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks (except World of Color). Tickets expire seven (7) days from check-in or 3/7/2012, whichever occurs first. Disney's FASTPASS® attractions and return lines may not operate daily and Disney's FASTPASS® tickets are subject to attraction changes, closures and capacity. No cash value; no substitutions. Tickets may not be sold, copied or transferred for commercial purposes and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    Fantastic Disney Cruise Line Rates

    The Disney Cruise Line has selected the most stunning destinations - in the most exciting regions around the world for cruises you and your family will not soon forget. Enjoy the service and expertise of their dedicated crew as they guide you in your exploration of international ports of call, from the Caribbean to Alaska to the Mexican Riviera and beyond. Discover, in detail, the world of delights  that's waiting for you. 

    Book your Disney Cruise with Magical Travel and receive a Free Shipboard Credit. Complete a Disney Cruise Line quote form and receive a no-obligation price quote.
     
    3-Night Bahamian Cruises (Port Canaveral, FL departure)
    From $717* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    Available most sail dates September 13 – September 27, 2012
    Category 5A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah, Disney Dream®

    4-Night Bahamian Cruises (Port Canaveral, FL departure)
    From $956* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    Available most sail dates September 9 – September 30, 2012
    Category 5A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah, Disney Dream®

    4-Night Bahamian Cruises (Port Canaveral, FL departure)
    From $956* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    For October 21, 2012 sailing aboard Disney Dream
    Category 5A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

    5-Night Bahamian Cruises (Port Canaveral, FL departure)
    From $775* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    Available most sail dates April 25 – May 9, 2012
    Category 9B Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom, Disney Magic®

    5-Night Bahamian Cruises (Port Canaveral, FL departure)
    From $1,055* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    Available most sail dates April 25 – May 9, 2012
    Category 5B Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah, Disney Magic®

    5-Night Canada/New England Coast Cruise (New York City, NY departure)
    From $735* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    For September 7, 2012 sailing aboard Disney Magic®
    Category 11B Standard Inside Stateroom

    5-Night Canada/New England Coast Cruise (New York City, NY departure)
    From $845* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    For September 7, 2012 sailing aboard Disney Magic®
    Category 9B Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

    5-Night Canada/New England Coast Cruise (New York City, NY departure)
    From $1,250* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    For September 7, 2012 sailing aboard Disney Magic®
    Category 5B Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

    7-Night Eastern & Western Caribbean Cruises (Port Canaveral, FL departure)
    From $1,323* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    Available most sail dates October 13 – October 27, 2012
    Category 7A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Navigator’s Verandah, Disney Fantasy®

    7-Night Western Caribbean Cruises (Port Canaveral, FL departure)
    From $1,253* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    Available most sail dates September 1 – September 29, 2012
    Category 7A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Navigator’s Verandah, Disney Fantasy®

    7-Night Eastern & Western Caribbean Cruises (Port Canaveral, FL departure)
    From $1,505* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    Available most sail dates September 1 – September 29, 2012
    Category 5A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah, Disney Fantasy®

    7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (Galveston, TX departure)
    From $868* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    For November 3 & November 10, 2012 sailings aboard Disney Magic®
    Category 11B Standard Inside Stateroom

    7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (Galveston, TX departure)
    From $1,085* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    For November 3 & November 10, 2012 sailings aboard Disney Magic®
    Category 9B Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

    7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (Galveston, TX departure)
    From $1,477* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    For November 3 & November 10, 2012 sailings aboard Disney Magic®
    Category 5B Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

    7-Night Pacific Coast Cruise (Los Angeles, CA departure)
    From $1,750* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    Available most sail dates September 16 – October 7, 2012
    Category 5B Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom, Disney Wonder®

    7-Night Alaska Cruise (Seattle, WA departure)
    From $2,268* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    For May 28, 2012 sailing aboard Disney Wonder®
    Category 5B Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

    8-Night Bahamian Cruise (New York City, NY departure)
    From $1,600* per person
    Based on double occupancy
    For June 2, 2012 sailing aboard Disney Magic®
    Category 9B Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
     
    *Rates in U.S. dollars. Offer is subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply. Government Taxes and Fees, gratuities and excursions are not included.

    Thursday, December 1, 2011

    New “A Taste of Hollywood To Go – A Fantasmic! Dining Experience” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

     “A Taste of Hollywood To Go – A Fantasmic! Dining Experience” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

    ~This dining experience is available from 12/18/11 to 12/31/11.  You can begin making reservations today; a credit card is required to guarantee the meal.

    ~You can pick-up your meal at Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner from 11 a.m. through 1 ½ hours prior to your selected show time. You can choose which performance you’d like to attend when you order your meal. Fantasmic! seats are based on the number of guests in your party (entrĂ©es ordered must be equal to or greater than your party size). Reserved viewing is first come, first served.

    ~This experience takes one quick service meal option per person from your Disney Dining Plan.  

    When you book your Walt Disney World Vacation with Magical Travel we will arrange all your dining reservations.  Our services are free!

    Spotlight - The Disney Fantasy

    The Disney Fantasy will sail alternating seven-night cruises from Port Canaveral, Fla. to the Eastern and Western Caribbean and Disney's private island paradise, Castaway Cay, with the maiden voyage scheduled for March 31, 2012.

    Disney's newest ship will bring to life many of the innovative features guests love on the recently launched Disney Dream including AquaDuck — the world's first shipboard water coaster. But new design elements and guest experiences will give the Disney Fantasy an identity all its own.

    Some of the new highlights found on the Disney Fantasy include:

    • Europa - a nighttime entertainment district exclusively for guests 18 and older that features sophisticated bars and trendy lounges inspired by the very best in European travel.
    • A new, innovative show for the Animator's Palate restaurant where diners will serve as guest animators. During the "Animation Magic" show guests are asked to hand-draw a character of their own at the start of dinner. After an entertaining show featuring montages from Disney animated films and shorts, guests prepare for a whimsical finale moment where the guest-drawn characters spring to life and interact with characters from beloved Disney animated classics.
    • At Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique aspiring young princesses and pirates receive the full fairy tale treatment with pixie-dusted and piratical makeovers at this very special salon.
    • "Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular" will take the stage on the Disney Fantasy. During this Broadway-style production, guests laugh along with the wise-cracking Genie and the cast from the classic animated Disney film, "Aladdin."
    • Guests can splash and play in the AquaLab - a brand-new water play area on deck 12, near the entrance to the AquaDuck water coaster. Families can frolic among pop jets, geysers and bubblers in this fun and fanciful 1,800-square-foot space. As the story goes, AquaLab was created by Donald Duck's nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, and features a variety of water "experiments" designed to drench the whole family.
    • The Disney Fantasy features another new area for guests of all ages to cool off. On deck 12 forward, a wading pool with a fountain water feature, ample seating and lounge chairs under canopy offer a respite in the shade.
    • In addition to Quiet Cove Pool and Cove Bar on the Disney Fantasy, a new adult-exclusive area offers a retreat on the upper decks for guests 18 and older. At Satellite Sun Deck on deck 13 forward a brand-new water feature called Satellite Falls is a circular splash pool with benches and a gently falling rain curtain that provides cool comfort. Around this upper deck, adult guests can soak up the sun in loungers or relax in the shade under a canopy.
    • The Muppets make their debut on Disney Cruise Line in a brand-new adventure game aboard the ship. In "The Case of the Stolen Show," Guests set out on an interactive quest to help a cast of more than 20 Muppets find their missing show props.
    Book your Disney Cruise vacation with Magical Travel and recieve a Free Ship Board Credit and Disney autograph books for the children!  Hurry for the best the pricing and availability!