Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Travel Deal!

Are you looking for a Black Friday travel deal?
Book a Disney vacation package with me between now and Sunday night and receive a free gift card! 

These are just some examples of the great promotions you can currently take advantage of:
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Hungry for a great deal? Now through Dec. 17, 2011, 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.
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
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Save up to 35%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels, for stays most nights Jan. 2 – Feb. 20, 2012.

 
 
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When you check in at one of the three Hotels of the Disneyland® Resort from Jan. 4 to Feb. 29, 2012, each person in your 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!
 
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Save $500 when purchase this 4-day, 4-night vacation package that includes a 4-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper souvenir ticket and a 4-night stay at one of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. (Guests participating in this package may also be eligible to participate in the FASTPASS® promotion listed above.)
Book this offer Nov. 1, 2011 – Feb. 26, 2012, for arrivals most nights Jan. 2 – Feb. 26, 2012. Travel on this offer must be completed by March 1, 2012.
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Contact me for more information about these packages and more. Be sure to tell your friends and family because there is also a referral incentive for eligible clients.
You can also "Like" my travel page on Facebook for up to date information about special promotions and events at Disney destinations.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Disney Wordless Wednesday - Photo Spot

I noticed that DisneyBlueFairy and Deb over at Focused on the Magic both posted about this awesome photo spot today. So, in honor of the hop I decided to post one of my photos from this great spot as well.
I was shocked to hear Roy confess his love for Minnie that night. I can't help but wonder if he had a few too many Turtle Krawls over at the Old Key West Resort. If Mickey had heard the conversation these two were having... oh my! *wink*


Roy and Minnie Statue - Magic Kingdom





Focused on the Magic


What is one of your favorite photo spots in Disney?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Celebrating Special Events at Disney World

Disney is a fabulous place to celebrate special occasions in your life. From birthdays, to anniversaries, and family reunions, Disney World has the perfect touches to make any occasion magical.

I have been lucky enough to celebrate my cousin's, my husband's and my mother's birthdays, my 3rd wedding anniversary, and next year my own 30th birthday while staying at the Walt Disney World Resort.

One of my favorite things is the cute buttons that that Disney provides to let the world know what you're celebrating. It's a nice easy way to let the cast members know that you're celebrating and they are very good about giving you a personal shout out when they see you. Even the bus drivers have a special way of greeting you and letting the other passengers know there are people celebrating on board.
Another thing I love about Disney, is that if you tell them you are celebrating something special when you make a dining reservation, sometimes they go above and beyond to make that dining experience extra magical.  For our anniversary, Le Cellier made our desserts extra special and added just a touch of pixie dust to my day. It wasn't something huge, but sometimes it's the little things in life that make the biggest smiles. On another trip where we were celebrating an anniversary, we were greeted at our table by a heart of Mickey pixie dust and 2 glasses of champagne.When we were celebrating my husband's birthday I was very happy to find out that I could purchase a cake for $10 to have delivered at the table during his birthday dinner. This was such a nice touch because I was worried that he wouldn't have a birthday cake, and since it was his 25th birthday, I didn't want him to miss out that family tradition. Look how happy he was! The restaurant also gave him that awesome chef's hat because it was birthday. He wore it for the rest of the night and kept it when we got home. Again, it's all about the little things that can help make a vacation a magical experience. If you don't want a whole cake, don't worry. Disney has some other tricks up their sleeve as well. When we went to another restaurant during my husband's birthday trip the server surprised us after our meal with this fabulous cup cake. We hadn't made a note on our dining reservation that it was his birthday, but when we had gone to guest services at the beginning of our trip to change another reservation, Lord Hill was wearing his birthday button and the cast member made a note on the rest of our dining reservations to let the staff know we were celebrating. It was a very nice surprise and still one of my favorite Disney desserts. Best part? It was free, as was the champagne I mentioned earlier.


An important thing that I need to mention, is that other than the cake, none of the surprises were expected, and they should NOT be expected in the future. They are nice magical touches that are special when they happen but please do not get upset if you do not experience the same magical moments on your trip.






Have you ever experienced a little extra pixie dust while celebrating at Disney?



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Exciting News!

I made a very big decision a few weeks ago. I decided to follow a star and take a chance on a dream. Maybe wishes can come true like our pal Jiminy Cricket says...

For years, I have been the "Disney go to gal" for friends and family (and even their friends) who were planning a trip to Walt Disney World, or who had questions about the parks and resorts in general. My family loving refers to me as the "Disney freak in the family" and I'm a self proclaimed "Disney Junkie".

I started this blog as a way to make productive use of my love and knowledge of all things Disney. It has been so much fun sharing my finds, deals, and photos with all of you. I love sharing our stories and experiences at the parks and hotels. Yet, it just didn't seem to fill the space I was looking for. I don't know how to explain it, but something just felt "off" or like it was missing.

Since my mom passed away I have been thinking a LOT about things I could have done, should have done, how life is so short, and that I'm wasting my potential and about how I wish I could have done something by now that she could have been proud of job wise.

Then, in a dream it hit me. I spoke to my husband, talked to some friends, and within days I had found my calling.

I am so excited, and proud to announce that I am officially an approved Disney Vacation Planner.

I'm an independent travel consultant for MickeyVacations.com. I finished the Disney training last week and ordered my marketing materials today.

I figured the best place to share this kind of news would be with fellow Disney lovers because you'll understand just how much it means to be "official".

If you have any questions about Disney World, Disneyland, the Disney Cruise Line, or Adventures by Disney, PLEASE do not hesitate to ask. If you'd like to book a vacation, I'd be happy to help, but if you just have questions, that is fine too. I will be sharing the special offers I receive here on my blog as well as on my website and Facebook page. I would really appreciate it if you liked the Facebook page and told your friends and family to do the same.

Thank you for all of your support! I look forward to taking this next step on my journey and I'm glad you can all come along for the ride.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Disney Wordless Wednesday - Treats

It only seems appropriate that the Wednesday after Halloween focuses on Treats!

These are my newest obsession. Meet, the Zebra Domes from Animal Kingdom Lodge.




Focused on the Magic



What is your favorite Disney treat??