Tuesday, December 1, 2015

LIVE STREAM: Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a must-see when you visit the Walt Disney World Resort during the holidays! But what if you can't make it this year?

No worries! We've got you covered...you can watch it live!

How? Just log on to DISNEY PARKS BLOG this Sunday, December 6 for a live stream straight from the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Here's what you'll see:

8:15pm Eastern Standard Time

Watch a live-stream of Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade 

9:30pm Eastern Standard Time

Watch the "Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season" fireworks show live from the Magic Kingdom!


Thursday, November 26, 2015


Book a 5 Night Walt Disney World stay at any Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort along with 4 Day Theme Park Tickets and any Disney Dining Plan and receive the Memory Maker for FREE!
Call 1-866-207-8387 

* This special offer applies to new bookings ONLY made on Friday 11/27/15 or Monday 11/30/15 from 9am to 9pm Eastern Time.
• For travel anytime in 2015 and 2016.
• The Walt Disney World Magic Your Way package must include: Minimum 5 night accommodations, minimum 4 day theme park tickets and a Disney Dining Plan.
• Memory Maker includes photos taken during the Memory Maker window and linked to the Memory Maker Guest's Disney account.
• Photos will expire pursuant to the expiration policy at mydisneyphotopass.disney.go.com/help-and-support.
• If Memory Maker is added to your Magic Your Way package or purchased at the advance purchase price, any photos taken within three days from the date Memory Maker is purchased will not be included and must be purchased separately.
• Valid Theme Park admission required for certain photo locations.
• Family & Friends media sharing is subject to the MyMagic+ Terms and Conditions.
• Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos.
• Subject to Memory Maker Terms and Conditions.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The PERFECT Holiday Gift

If you're wondering what to get the Disney fan in your life, why not give the gift of a three or four-day Disney Cruise?

We can help you make all the arrangements ~ and remember, our services are always free!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Shore excursions on the Disney Cruise are a great way to stretch your sea legs a bit and visit a new city or island. No matter what ship you're on or what your itinerary is (Bahamas, Caribbean, European, etc.), there is at least one port where you can indulge in a shore excursion for most or all of the day. It's often hard to choose which shore excursion is right for you and your family, so here are our TOP 3 SHORE EXCURSIONS on a Disney Cruise Line sailing:

#3: Aquaventure Water Park in Nassau, Bahamas
Most of the Disney Cruise ships make a stop in Nassau in the Bahamas. And while getting off the ship is optional, if you choose to explore the island you'll love this water park at the Atlantis Resort.  It's the Caribbean's biggest water-themed attraction and it's one of our favorite places to visit! It features 141 acres ... 20 swimming areas ... 11 pools including three kids pools ... a six-story Mayan temple plummet into a shark-filled lagoon .... and more. Definitely a must-see!

#2: Sea Trek Helmet Dive at Coral World Ocean Park in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. 
One of our agents said, "this is the closest thing to actually scuba diving...you're under the water for about 30 minutes. This shore excursion satisfied my love of nature plus it was exhilarating to be under water that long!"

At this beautiful ocean park, you'll have a safety lesson first and then plunge below the ocean's surface and embark on an amazing 30-minute underwater walk as you follow your guide along a special handrail to depths of up to 20 feet. 

You'll stroll past coral reefs and get an intimate look at the abundant marine life surrounding you at every turn.

And our #1 shore excursion on the Disney Cruise Line is??

It's Disney's private island in the Bahamas and it's definitely at the top of our list for places to visit. You can rent bikes, snorkels, or jet skis. You can get a private massage in a cabana on the beach. or enjoy the adults-only quiet beach. There's also a kid's club and a family beach complete with lounge chairs and hammocks. It's the perfect paradise escape. 

So tell us, what's YOUR favorite shore excursion? 
As a reminder, most shore excursions have an additional fee and must be booked in advance of your trip or immediately upon boarding. For more information, check with your Magical Travel agent. Here are some tips for staying safe on shore excursions.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

New Offer For Spring 2016 Walt Disney World Vacation Packages

Enjoy 3-nights at Disney's All-Star Music Resort with 2-day Theme Park Tickets starting at $874 for a family of 3. 

Book through Dec. 23, 2016 for stays during select Sunday through Thursday nights Jan. 3-6, Jan. 10-14 and Jan. 18-Feb. 4, 2016. 

Other great rates at Disney Resort hotels available for travel through April 13, 2016.

Magical Travel is a full service, Authorized Disney Vacation Planner Agency. Our agents are highly trained with extensive knowledge of Disney Destinations travel including the Walt Disney World Resort. But the best part of all is that our professional planning services are always free ~ no commissions or service fees, ever. 

Call us at 1-866-207-8387 or make a request online here
Sample package price based on 2 adults and 1 child (ages 3-9) in a standard or studio room. The number of rooms available at this rate is limited. Tickets are valid for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites and 3-bedroom villas.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

*NEWS* Disney Cruise Line Announces New 2017 Itineraries

Now is the time to start planning your 2017 Disney Cruise! 

Today, Disney Cruise Line revealed that in early 2017 they will return to popular destinations in the Caribbean and the Bahamas.
For the first part of the year, they will continue to sail from Port Canaveral and Miami, in addition to cruises from San Juan, Puerto Rico and Galveston, Texas. 

* Every Disney Cruise Line sailing out of Port Canaveral includes a stop at Castaway Cay!

Key West ~ Grand Cayman ~ Cozumel ~ Barbados ~ St. Lucia ~ Martinique ~ Antigua ~ St Kitts ~ Bahamas ~ Western Caribbean ~ Eastern Caribbean 

Why book with Magical Travel?

* Our professional planning services are always free

* We offer a free on board credit you can use on the ship to buy souvenirs, shore excursions, spa treatments and more

* We are experts at Disney Cruise Line travel

* We've sailed on all four Disney ships and can offer you the best suggestions and planning tips

* Call us today at (866)-207-8387 or email us at info@magicaltravel.com 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

*NEW* Fireworks Dessert Cruise

Reservations are now being accepted for the new "Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise." It's the perfect way to enjoy the nighttime Magic Kingdom fireworks show from an exclusive spot on Seven Seas Lagoon! 

* Departs 1 hour prior to "Wishes" fireworks show.
* Offered select nights; check with your Magical Travel agent for specific dates
* Enjoy delicious treats on board including:
      'The Grand' key lime tarts,
      Pineapple upside down cake from Disney's Polynesian Resort
      Spiced flourless chocolate cake from Disney's Contemporary Resort
      Main Street Mickey balloon tarts
      Mini "fireworks" cupcakes with a pop;
      Cinderella's Sugar Slipper with Orange Financier
      No-sugar-added Florida mango panna cotta
      Fruit and cheese spread
      Plus, enjoy
 specialty alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks in souvenir glow glasses

Space is limited on each sailing. 
Cost is $69 for children ages 3 - 9 and $99 per person for ages 10 and older.
*Price includes tax and gratuity. 

Call 1-866-207-8387
Email info@magicaltravel.com

*Note: During Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party nights, the fireworks show will be Happy HalloWishes or Holiday Wishes-Celebrate the Spirit of the Season, not "Wishes" Nighttime Spectacular. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Top 7 Reasons To Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel

1. Convenience: 
At a Disney Resort hotel, it's only a short trip back to your room to enjoy the pool or rest before returning to the Theme Parks to enjoy more magic. 
TIP: Got little ones? You'll definitely find it super convenient and less hassle to stay at a Disney resort!
2. Complimentary Airport Service
Skip the hassle of baggage claim with Disney's Magical Express, a convenient bus service between Orlando International Airport and Disney Resort hotels.
3. Complimentary Resort Transportation & Parking
Motorcoaches, ferryboats, the world-famous monorail and complimentary parking at all Disney Resort hotels and Walt Disney World® Theme Parks make getting around both easy and convenient.

TIP: Just missed the bus or boat? No worries - Disney transportation typically runs about every 20 minutes.
4. Theme Park Hours
Less crowds? Yes, please! As a Disney Resort guest, you can get into the Parks before they open or stay after they close with Extra Magic Hours, and enjoy select attractions beyond the usual operating hours. (Valid Theme Park admission & Resort ID required.)

TIP: This is a huge benefit - especially if you want to see the popular attractions. Not everything is open early, so check at the resort front desk or the MyDisneyExperience app on your smart phone for details.
5. Disney Dining Plans
This an option available exclusively to Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels with Magic Your Way Packages. With over 200 Walt Disney World restaurant locations, dining plans are a convenient and often affordable way to enjoy snacks and a variety of dining experiences.
6. Resort Hotel Entertainment
Themed pools ...

Water slides ...
Outdoor Disney movie screenings ... Campfire marshmallow roasts ...
Character Dining experiences ...
These are just a few of the fun activities that are available at most Disney Resort hotels! 
7. Unique Accommodations
You can stay - and play - in magically-themed rooms and family suites at select Disney Resort hotels. Slumber like a pirate in a ship-themed bed, live like royalty in quarters befitting a princess or prince, or feel like a character in a favorite Disney animated film.

FALL & WINTER SPECIAL OFFERS AT THE WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT ~ Call Magical Travel at 1-866-207-8387, email info@magicaltravel.com. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Register Now For Disneyland's TinkerBell Half Marathon Weekend!

Registration is now open for the TinkerBell Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland Resort in California May 5 - 8 , 2016

Magical Travel is pleased to announce that we are an official runDisney travel provider - which means we can handle every detail of your of your 2016 runDisney Tinker Bell Half Marathon including race registration, theme park tickets, airfare, accommodations and more. 

Runners! Why not add some bling to your medal collection?
Plus, a Magical Travel agent will be on-site to help with any questions you might have.

All you have to do is RUN!

Monday, August 17, 2015

New Star Wars Lands and Experiences on Both Disney Coasts

Have you heard the news? Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has announced new Star Wars lands, new entertainment and new experiences for Walt Disney World and Disneyland!

Here's the latest: 
  • Star Tours® – The Adventures Continue – Later this year, Star Tours will include a new adventure featuring locations and characters from the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, giving you a new adventure in the Star Wars galaxy.
  • Star Wars Launch Bay – This interactive experience will take you into the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with special exhibits and peeks behind-the-scenes, including opportunities to visit with new and favorite Star Wars characters, special merchandise and food offerings. Star Wars Launch Bay will be located in the Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and in Tomorrowland® at Disneyland Park.
  • Jedi Training Academy – A favorite of younger fans is reimagined with a new experience that includes new characters and a new villain to battle from the popular Disney XD series "Star Wars Rebels."
  • Season of the Force – This new seasonal event, beginning early 2016, brings new experiences to both coasts. In Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park, you can explore the Star Wars galaxy with special entertainment throughout the land, themed food locations and more. You can also climb aboard Hyperspace Mountain, a reimagining of the classic Space Mountain® attraction, where you'll join an X-wing Starfighter battle. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you'll see a new fireworks show set to the iconic score of the Star Wars movies.
So what do you think? 
And what are you most excited for?

Monday, August 3, 2015

2016 Disneyland Vacation Packages Now Available!

2016 Disneyland Resort Vacation Packages are now available to book!

For details and package specifics: http://bit.ly/1DnctVd

To request a quote, send an email to info@magicaltravel.com 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Special Offer For Disney Visa Cardmembers

If you're a Disney Visa® Cardmember, you can save 35% on Deluxe Studio-Standard View accommodations at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows at Walt Disney World® Resort for stays most nights July 5-Oct. 3, 2015.
For more information:
Call 1-866-207-8387
Email: info@magicaltravel.com

Certain restrictions apply. 
Call Magical Travel at 1-866-207-8387 for details and more information.

Monday, June 22, 2015

A Little "Girl" Talk With Minnie Mouse

You know, one of the best parts of a Disney Destination vacation is getting the chance to meet some of the Disney characters. And while most of the characters don't speak, you and your kids can still create a magical moment.

Magical Travel owner Denise Hafto recently visited Walt Disney World with her family - and she captured this sweet moment between her granddaughter and Minnie Mouse. After all, what little girl doesn't like to chat about shoes? :)

Have you or your kids ever had a magical moment with a Disney character? Comment below with a picture or post it on our Magical Travel Facebook page.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

New Itineraries From Adventures By Disney

In 2016, Adventures by Disney itineraries will include more than 30 destinations across six continents, including a re-imagined England & France vacation!

Here's what you get with every Adventures by Disney itinerary:

* Two Disney-trained adventure tour guides who are with you for every step of your journey. More than just a concierge, these guides serve as cultural storytellers and they take care of every detail, great and small, to ensure a seamless vacation experience.

* Junior Adventures: If you're traveling with kids, there are special adventures and experiences that are designed with them in mind. Scavenger hunts in the Louvre, pizza-making in Italy and more. 

* VIP access and privately-guided tours to areas most tourists never get the chance to see,

* Authentic experiences in each city or country you visit. 

If you're ready to start planning an Adventures by Disney vacation, give us a call at 1-866-207-8387 or send us an email to info@magicaltravel.com.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Make This The Year You Visit Disneyland Resort

If you've ever dreamed of visiting Disneyland Park in California, this is the year to go! 

Disneyland opened its gates back in 1955 and this past weekend they kicked off their year-long 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration.

There are new parades, new entertainment shows and new nighttime fireworks displays.

A 2-night, 3-day Good Neighbor resort vacation package starts at only *$99 per person, per day for a family of four. The package includes:

> 3-day, 1-park per day Disneyland Resort Tickets
> Resort accommodations at a nearby Good Neighbor Hotel
> Disneyland Resort 1 Park Per Day Souvenir Ticket
> Exclusive: Collectible pin, lanyard and luggage tag (one per person in the package)
> Offer valid for arrivals most nights 8/30 - 10/1/2015 and 11/1 - 11/23/2015.

* Certain restrictions apply. Contact Magical Travel for more details at 1-866-207-8387.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

*Breaking News* Disney Announces Two NEW River Cruises

Adventures by Disney just announced two additional departures of its first-ever river cruising itinerary along the Danube River: 
  • Aug. 4-11, 2016 (Budapest to Vilshofen)
  • Dec. 15-22, 2016 (Vilshofen to Budapest) – Since this sailing occurs during the holiday season, there are a few variations in the itinerary, including trips to Christmas markets!
Sailing with AmaWaterways, these river cruises offer a new way for you to experience the heart of Europe. 

To learn more about pricing and sail dates, click here.

Plus! You're invited to join our Adventures by Disney Danube River Group dedicated exclusively to the Danube River Cruises! Share photos and travel tips with fellow travelers. 

Adventures by Disney is the world's leading luxury tour operator. Each tour includes VIP guides, authentic experiences, private events and privately guided tours, and something for everyone in your party - from adults, couples, singles, children and families.

Learn all about Adventures by Disney and plan your next adventure today.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Great Rates for 2015 and 2016 Disney Cruises

We have some great rates on Disney Cruise Line itineraries to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.


4-Night Bahamian Cruise (Port Canaveral, Florida) 
From $145* per person, per night
Cruise fare for two Guests $1,160*
For 02/28/2016 sailing aboard Disney Magic Category 11B Standard Inside Stateroom

3-Night Bahamian Cruise (Port Canaveral, Florida)
From $169* per person, per night
Cruise fare for two Guests $1,014*
For 03/03/2016 sailing aboard Disney Magic Category 9C Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

3-Night Bahamian Cruise (Port Canaveral, Florida) 
From $242* per person, per night
Cruise fare for two Guests $1,452*
For 05/06/2016 sailing aboard Disney Dream Category 5A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

4-Night Bahamian Cruise (Port Canaveral, Florida) 
From $250* per person, per night
Cruise fare for two Guests $2,000*
For 05/02/2016 sailing aboard Disney Dream Category 5A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

4-Night Bahamian Cruise (Miami, Florida) 
From $169* per person, per night
Cruise fare for two Guests $1,352*
For 01/20/2016 sailing aboard Disney Magic Category 9C Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom


5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (Miami, Florida) 
From $163* per person, per night
Cruise fare for two Guests $1,630*
For 11/29/2015 sailing aboard Disney Magic Category 9C Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

6-Night Galveston to San Juan Cruise (Galveston, Texas) 
From $140* per person
Cruise fare for two Guests $1,680*
For 01/04/2016 sailing aboard Disney Wonder Category 11B Standard Inside Stateroom

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
From $193* per person, per night
Cruise fare for two Guests $2,702*
For 01/17/2016 sailing aboard Disney Wonder Category 9C Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (Port Canaveral, Florida) 
From $243* per person, per night
Cruise fare for two Guests $3,402*
For 12/12/2015 sailing on Disney Fantasy Category 5A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

*All rates are based on double occupancy and do not include taxes, fees, and port expenses. Rates in U.S. dollars and valid through June 30, 2015. Offer is subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply. All amounts subject to change. Gratuities and excursions are not included. See Disney Cruise Line website for applicable Terms and Conditions.

For more information about any of these sailings, call Magical Travel at 1-866-207-8387 or email us at info@magicaltravel.com.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Big Changes In Store For the Disney Dream Cruise Ship

Disney just announced today there will be tons of new experiences coming to the Disney Dream cruise ship! Here are just a few of the new spaces you and your family will be able to enjoy soon, as announced on the Disney Parks Blog:

Star Wars: Millennium Falcon
In Disney's Oceaneer Club, kids are in for an out-of-this-galaxy experience in a newly themed play, Star Wars: Millennium Falcon, inspired by the spacecraft from the legendary saga.
There will also be Star Wars-themed crafts, games and activities in this space. Plus, kids can watch episodes from the new Disney XD animated series, “Star Wars Rebels,” on a large screen or virtually join the rebellion at gaming stations featuring the series’ action-packed adventures.
The excitement continues during a shipboard version of the popular Jedi Training Academy experience that invites young Jedi hopefuls – known as “Padawans” – to learn lightsaber moves from a Jedi Master. They can then use the Force and face off in a final test against the evil Darth Vader.
Disney Infinity Toy Box
Also in the Oceaneer Club, a high-tech interactive space based on the Disney Infinity video game offers more fun for kids. In the Disney Infinity Toy Box area, children can experience a whole new way of playing together with exciting virtual experiences and activities. Special activities will bring the virtual gameplay experience to life in the real world. 
Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats
Handmade gelato and ice cream, an assortment of candy, and delectable novelty treats are some of the deliciousness available for purchase at Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats. Resembling the whimsical candy land of the Sugar Rush race car game in “Wreck-It Ralph,” the sweet shop’s d├ęcor features nods to the film, including a race track and checkerboard patterned floor, gas pump-style gumball dispensers, Vanellope’s race car and King Candy’s throne. This specialty store coming to Deck 11 will have two entrances, inside Cabana’s restaurant and outside by the pool deck.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, coming to Deck 5 midship, will bring to life the storybook fantasies of young guests with pixie-dusted and piratical makeovers. This very special salon will offer aspiring princesses and knights ages three to 12 the chance to transform into royalty with the help of a fairy godmother-in-training. On pirate party night this boutique becomes The Pirates League where swashbuckling pirates of all ages will have the opportunity to unleash their inner buccaneer.
Satellite Falls
Exclusively for adults, Deck 13 forward will include a new water feature, Satellite Falls, 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.
This wave of enhancements to the Disney Dream debuts on the Oct. 26 four-night voyage from Port Canaveral. Which new space are you most excited about?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

*JUST ANNOUNCED* New show on the Disney Magic Cruise Ship

Just announced

“Tangled: The Musical” is coming to Disney Cruise Line! This all-new, Broadway-style stage show, featuring songs by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken, will be premiering this November on the Disney Magic! 

If you were thinking of booking a Disney Cruise, now here's one more reason to start planning today! Call Magical Travel at 1-866-207-8387 or email us at info@magicaltravel.com.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Always Saving You Time and Money

One of the things our team does best is save you money. 

You already know that our services are free - you'll never pay a commission or a fee above the cost of your vacation package. But what you may not realize is that after you've made a reservation with us - for a theme park, resort or cruise package - we're always on the lookout for additional discounts to apply to your trip. 

Case in point: earlier this week, Disney announced a special offer for travel this summer. 

When the offer was announced, our agents started booking new reservations. However! They also checked current client reservations to see if they qualify for the new discount offer. If they did, then our agents adjusted the rates to reflect the lower price. 

This is just one of many advantages of working with the Magical Travel team. Once you book with us, you don't have to worry about looking for better rates or special discounts - we'll do it for you!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

*NEW* 2016 Summer Sailings on Disney Cruise Line

Today, Disney Cruise Line announced its Summer 2016 Itineraries, including their first-ever British Isles cruise! Click on the video link below to learn about their new destinations as well as some fan favorites like Alaska, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Call Magical Travel today to book your Summer 2016 Disney Cruise! 
A small deposit will hold your reservation. 
1-866-207-8387 or email: info@magicaltravel.com

Monday, March 16, 2015

Magical Monday Exclusive Offer: Disneyland California

Disneyland California Offer
Capture magical experiences—and get everyone in the picture—during your 
Disneyland vacation.
RECEIVE A FREE PHOTO CDProduct of Disney PhotoPass®

Book your Disneyland Package TODAY (3/16/15) between 12pm and 4pm EST for travel March 31, 2015 through September 30, 2015 and receive a bonus!  
  • Imagine a way for you to relive your vacation with a variety of photos capturing your families magical moments. Every smile, laugh, scream and hug captured for you to share for a lifetime. Disney PhotoPass® preserves those special vacation moments for you so you can relax and simply enjoy the fun of being with your family and friends in the most magical place on earth.
  • Receive a Free Photo CD of all your photos! Offer valued at $99.
  • Must book a 3 Night Disneyland Resort Hotel stay with 3 Day Hopper Tickets or a 4 Night Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel stay with 4 Day Hopper Tickets to receive your Free Photo CD.