Monday, April 28, 2014

New Enhancements to FastPass+ Begin Today!

One of the best parts of the new MyMagic+ is the ability to reserve up to three FastPass+ selections prior to your Walt Disney World vacation. Now there's even more Magic because   starting today, once you've used your three FastPass+ selections, you'll be able to select another one at one of the FastPass+ kiosks in the theme parks. 

And once you use that one, you can choose another one. 

And so on...
My Magic+ is the newest way to customize your Walt Disney World visit and really make it your own. 

You can stay up to date with all the latest enhancements to MyMagic+ and FastPass+ right here on our blog, on our Facebook page or one-on-one when you work with one of our Magical Travel agents.  

So what are some of your favorite rides to experience with FastPass+? Expedition Everest? Big Thunder Mountain? Dumbo's Flying Circus?

Monday, April 21, 2014


Congratulations to DEBBIE FREEMAN! She's the winner of a Disneyland Fantasy Faire drawstring backpack.

Debbie, please email us at INFO@MAGICALTRAVEL.COM so we can send you your prize. 

More giveaways over the next few weeks!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Enter to Win!

We're giving away five (5) Disneyland Fantasy Faire drawstring bags! These bags are lightweight and perfect for kids to use for school or you can bring it to the beach, the park, or the Disney parks.

Just comment at the end of this blog post and tell us your favorite Fantasyland attraction at Disneyland or Walt Disney World! 

Do you prefer King Arthur Carrousel? The Matterhorn? How about Peter Pan's Flight? Or Dumbo the Flying Elephant?  

Contest ends at midnight tonight EST. Just comment below telling us your favorite Fantasyland attraction and you're entered to win. We'll choose five winners at random and we'll announce the winners on Friday on the blog and on our Facebook page.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Adults Only: A Drink and a Snack *After* IllumiNations? Sign Me Up!

You know that mad rush to the exits that happens every night at Epcot after IllumiNations? Oh sure, you try to take it slowly and hang back a little, but sometimes there's just no way to avoid the bottle-necking that occurs at the park exits. So why not try something different? 

Epcot is now offering a special package for adults to enjoy AFTER the IllumiNations show is over. And you're gonna love it. Here are the details:

  • WHAT: Epcot After Hours Wind-Down
  • WHEN: Nightly, April 17 - September 15 from 9:20 - 11pm 
  • WHERE: One of four pavilions in World Showcase: La Cava del Tequila at Mexico; Spice Road Table in Morocco; Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in Italy; or Rose & Crown Pub in the United Kingdom
  • COST?: $35 per person plus tax and gratuity. Cost includes small bites paired with a beverage. Additional beverages may be purchased. 
Reservations are a must for this new after hours experience at Epcot. 

So what do you think? Will you try this new after-hours experience?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How To Get The Best of Both Worlds AND Score Free Water Park Tickets

Have you ever considered adding a Walt Disney World vacation either before or right after your Disney Cruise

It's possible and we can help you plan. Here's how it works. 
  1. First, we'll work with you to figure out which cruise is the best fit for you and your family. 
  2. Once the sailing dates are booked, you decide when you want to visit Walt Disney World - before or after you sail?
  3. We'll apply every available cruise and resort discount to save you the most money
  4. We'll even give you a free shipboard credit as a thank you for booking with us :) 
  5. If you book travel for this summer, Magical Travel will pay for your water park tickets.
  6. Finally, all that's left for you to do is to pack your bags!
And you won't have to worry about renting a car. 

There is complimentary transportation between Port Canaveral, Orlando International Airport and the Walt Disney World Resort. 

So we're curious! Would you rather sail first and then visit the theme parks? Or would you rather visit the theme parks first and then set sail?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

NEW: MyMagic+ Benefits Available For Guests Not Staying At a Disney Resort

If you're headed to one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels soon, you'll get to experience the benefits of MyMagic+

MyMagic+ lets you customize and personalize your Disney vacation by using the online tools at MyDisneyExperience to make FastPass+ reservations, dining reservations, view entertainment showtimes and more - right from your home. You can make changes once you're at Walt Disney World from your smart phone or tablet.

As part of MyMagic+, you and your family receive customized MagicBands prior to your trip.  MagicBands function as your resort room key and your theme and water park admission tickets. And all of the FastPass+ and dining reservations you made on are synced with your MagicBands for a seamless vacation experience. 

But what if your trip is quick and you aren't planning to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel? 

Now "day guests" will be able to use MyMagic+ beginning 30 days prior to visiting. The only difference is that they will not receive MagicBands. 

There have been lots of changes over the last several months as Disney has transitioned from paper tickets to electronic ticketing. And while all of this was designed to make your vacation experience more convenient, it can all be a bit overwhelming. That's where we come in. Our agents know all the latest news about MyMagic+ and MagicBands and can work with you to plan an amazing Walt Disney World vacation. 

So what questions do you have about MyMagic+? 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Avoid Paying Parking Fees at Walt Disney World

If you drive your car to a Walt Disney World theme park, you'll pay more to park for the day. Here are the new rates, which went into effect this week:  

  • Automobile, taxi, limo or motorcycle: $17 per day
  • Camper, trailer or RV: $18 per day
  • Bus or tractor trailer: $21 per day

So how can you avoid these parking fees? 
The best way is to stay at one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels. From your resort, you can take complimentary Disney transportation - which includes buses, monorails, and boats - to the theme parks, water parks, and the Downtown Disney area. 
And if you fly into Orlando International Airport, there is complimentary transportation via Disney's Magical Express right to your Disney resort.

Oh sure, there are lots of hotels near Walt Disney World that offer lower rates, but be sure to look at the true cost. Will you need a rental car (gas, insurance)? And if they offer transportation to the Disney theme parks, how often does it run? Will you need to leave early to get back to your hotel?

You won't have to worry about any of these concerns when you stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. The buses, monorails and ferry boats run every 20 minutes until two hours after the parks close and they are safe, clean and reliable ways to get around the Walt Disney World Resort.