Tuesday, December 30, 2014

What's Included With Adventures by Disney?

When you travel to worldwide destinations on an Adventures by Disney vacation you do much more than sightsee. You experience firsthand the people and cultures of the places you visit—and you do so with the service, VIP experiences and unique local opportunities you can only expect from Disney. It's the Disney Difference.

Here's just some of what's included in your trip:
VIP Treatment: 

  • • Two Disney-trained Adventure Guides on every trip 
  • • Private events and privately guided tours, including backstage access
  • • Bypassing lines at popular museums and attractions
  • • Unique cultural experiences with local experts
  • • Special activities just for Junior Adventurers
  • • Special programs with the local community
  • • Costumed historical characters who bring stories to life
  • Hotels and Dining: 
  • • Travel components that meet Disney standards for quality and comforts
  • • Outstanding accommodations, from exceptional hotels to unique lodging
  • • Most meals during your trip
  • • Dinner and movie night, especially for the kids
  • • Adult dining experience ;with wine tasting
  • • Taxes and gratuities
  • Activities and Admissions:
  • • Tickets and admissions to events and attractions
  • • National and regional park entrance fees
  • • Nature and wildlife educational program
  • • Special entertainment and performances
  • • Fun surprises and gifts

  • Hassle-Free Travel:
  • • Airport meet and greet upon arrival
  • • Transfer to and from hotels and transportation within your trip (including internal flights, trains, etc.)
  • • Snacks and refreshments en route to tour destinations
  • • Luggage service
  • • Concierge services to help plan "on your own" time
  • • Travel taxes

Adventures by Disney family vacations feature the impeccable service, tradition and attention to detail that is the hallmark of Disney. Adventures by Disney takes care of the details - including your luggage and hotel check-in - so that you don't have to plan anything. Just relax, have fun and enjoy an unforgettable vacation! 

To learn more about the many exciting itineraries for 2015 and to check on pricing and availability, contact Magical Travel.  Call us at 1-866-207-8387, send us an email to info@magicaltravel.com or send us an online request

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top 5 Things To Know About the Disney Cruise Line Kids Club

If you ask a kid, one of the best things about sailing on one of the Disney Cruise ships is playing at Disney's Oceaneer Club. Here are our list of the Top 5 Things you need to know about the kids club on all four Disney Cruise ships:

1. How much does it cost? There is no cost to use the Oceaneer Club - it's free and open to children ages 3 - 12. TIP: Stop by the Oceaneer Club as a family when you first board. Take a tour, meet the counselors, & learn more about what's offered. 

2. Do I have to sign up my child for the Oceaneer Club? Yes. You can register children in your party either at the terminal when you check-in or at the front desk of the Oceaneer Club once you board. TIP: There's a mix of organized activities as well as plenty of free play time.

3. How can I safely check my child in and out of the club? A parent or guardian must complete the necessary paperwork and also choose a password to be given when the child will be picked up. Once your child is registered, they will receive a waterproof wristband to be worn for the duration of the cruise. The wristband is scanned electronically each time they enter and exit the kids club. Children are not permitted to leave the club until the designated parent or guardian is present and provides the correct password. 

4. How often can my child visit the Oceaneer Club? Your child can visit the Oceaneer Club as often as they like! Check daily for operating hours and also for special activities such as karaoke, character meet and greets, arts and crafts, movies and more. TIP: Talk to the counselors if your child has any special needs. While one-on-one care is not available, they will work with you to make sure your child has the best experience possible. 

5. What about lunch or dinner? Your kids are invited to enjoy lunch or dinner at the Oceaneer Club! And that means you can enjoy a quiet meal at one of the adults-only restaurants on board. Or, you could visit the spa, do some shopping, go for a swim, or just relax in your stateroom while your kids have fun!

And there you have it! Our Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the Kids Clubs on the Disney Cruise ships.

Have your kids visited the Oceaneer Club? Send us some pictures and tell us their favorite things to do!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lots of Magic (And Sweet Things!) At Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

Do you know what's made with...

800 pounds of flour
1050 pounds of honey
600 pounds of chocolate
180 pounds of apricot glaze and 
35 pounds of spices?

The amazingly beautiful lifesize gingerbread house in the lobby of the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Watch this time-lapse video to see how the magic is made!

2014 marks the 16th consecutive year Disney chefs have prepared this culinary masterpiece at the Grand Floridian in celebration of the holidays. And you can actually purchase sweet treats from inside the gingerbread house, too. This is just one of many festive displays you'll find all over Walt Disney World. 

So here's a tip - if you'll be at the Walt Disney World Resort this holiday season, take some time to visit the resorts and check out the gorgeous holiday decorations. 

You don't need to be a resort guest to visit. Just ride the bus, boat or monorail, or drive your car and park in the lots. Each of the resorts decorates for the holidays and many have gingerbread houses!

So tell us - have you visited any of the Disney resorts during the holidays? Which is your favorite?