Exclusive Princess Half Marathon Rates and VIP Group!

Exclusive Group Room Rate and VIP Weekend for Princess Half Marathon 2014! 


 Are you registered for the RunDisney 2014 Princess Half Marathon? Are you disappointed in the prices RunDisney is giving you for rooms that weekend? Well I have the solution! 
I have an exclusive room rate for those VIP Princesses that join my group. We will be having giveaways, raffles, window decorating contests and much more!! As the event grows we will be letting everyone know what they can look forward to. We will have an exclusive VIP-Very Important Princess Facebook page where everyone can talk training, tips, costumes and so much more. And I will personally be there the entire weekend as part of your chEAR team! 
As of right now I only have the room rates for the Marathon Weekend. We will have discounted park tickets and the ability to add the dining plan towards fall (Disney doesn’t have those prices yet, so we are waiting on them). We can add Magical Express and everything else you get when you book a Disney trip. Also, if you don’t like these room choices I can certainly price another resort for you by calling Disney or RunDisney on your behalf so you can still be a part of our group for the weekend.
In the mean time don’t miss out on these great room rates! And secure your spot now
Sales tax will be 12.5% on these rooms. 
Let me worry about the planning so you can worry about training for what is sure to be the best Princess Half Marathon yet!  
Booking requirement is 1 nights stay plus tax with balance due at check-in and you can cancel up to 5 days before check-in with NO PENALTY
Jennifer is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner with Destinations in Florida Travel. Contact her today for your quote! jenniferg@destinationsinflorida.com

Universal Orlando has NEW Dining Plan and a FREE Dining Offer!



Universal Orlando has unveiled a new dining plan!  The new Universal Dining Plan is available to add to anyvacation package with on-site hotel or off-site hotel stay!  The cost of the Universal Dining Plan is $45.99 +tax for adults and $17.99 +tax for children (age 3-9) – gratuities not included.  This new program will begin on July 1, 2013.

The dining plan will include 1 table service meal, 1 counter service meal, 1 snack and 1 beverage per day. The dining plan does not have to be purchased for the entire length of stay, you can purchase the plan for 1 night or 5 nights. It is completely up to you.


When you purchase your vacation package and include the dining plan you’ll receive a ticket to be exchanged at Universal Orlando® Resort for a Universal Dining Plan card.

You can pick up your Universal Dining Plan card at:

• The Universal Ticket Center Desk at any Universal Orlando On-Site Hotel
• The Dining Reservation Cart at either theme park or Universal CityWalk®
• Guest Services at Universal Studios® or Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks

The Universal Dining Plan is NOT AVAILABLE for purchase at the parks, so you must add it at time of booking.

Some of the restaurants included on the plan are Lombard’s Seafood Grille, Mythos Restaurant, Pastamore, Mel’s Drive- In and so many more

Vacation Like You Mean It With FREE* Dining
Enjoy 2 FREE* Days of the Universal Dining Plan** valid in both Universal Orlando®
theme parks as well as select locations in Universal CityWalk® , when you and your
family stay a minimum of 4-Nights at a Universal Partner Hotel with this exclusive
Vacation Package!

With over a hundred different dining locations to choose from, each day of the Dining
Plan lets you enjoy one table service meal (entrée, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage);
one counter service meal (entrée and non-alcoholic beverage); plus one snack and drink
from outdoor food carts or select counter service locations.

Hurry, offer valid for purchase 6/10 – 8/29/13.
Valid for travel 8/15 – 11/24/13 and 12/2 – 12/19/13

Vacation package includes:
• 4-Night accommodations at a nearby Universal Partner Hotel
• 3-Day Base Tickets – one theme park, per day
• 2 FREE* Days of the Universal Dining Plan, per person
• Early Park Admission to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Hurry this deal won’t last long! Contact Jennifer a Universal Parks and Resort Specialist with Destinations in Florida Travel to book your Universal Vacation today!  She can be reached for a FREE quote at jenniferg@destinationsinflorida.com or 443-424-0181

2014 RunDisney Princess Half Marathon and Glass Slipper Challenge!



Registration is tomorrow for the RunDisney Princess Half Marathon! This is probably one of the most popular of all the Marathon weekends that Disney hosts. 

For all of my guests and readers I have exclusive group rates and a weekend full of fun planned! 

We will be having giveaways, raffles, window decorating contests and much more!! As the event grows we will be letting everyone know what they can look forward to. We will have an exclusive VIP-Very Important Princess Facebook page where everyone can talk training, tips, costumes and so much more.
As of right now I only have the room rates for the Marathon Weekend, I am waiting to see if Disney groups can beat or meet RunDisney discount tickets prices, however we won’t see tickets until at least July/Aug. 
Are you ready—-we have group blocks at the following Walt Disney World Resorts. 
Sales tax will be around 12.5% on these rooms. This is the room rate only listed, no tax. 
Disney’s Contemporary Resort (just a monorail ride to all of the race weekend excitement!) $351.00/per night with double occupancy 
Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort $181.80/per night with double occupancy
Disney’s POP Century Resort $142.20/ per night with double occupancy
Just let me know the dates you want to book, what resort and who will be in the room!
Let me worry about the planning so you can worry about training for what is sure to be the best Princess Half Marathon yet!  
Jennifer is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner with Destinations in Florida Travel. Contact her today for a quote for your race weekend excitement. jenniferg@destinationsinflorida.com or 443-424-0181

Halloween Horror Nights 2013!


Your worst nightmares will soon be taking shape in the shadowy darkness of Halloween Horror Nights, winner of Amusement Today’s “Best Halloween Event” Golden Ticket award.

On select nights Sept 20 – Nov 2, Universal Studios Florida is transformed into a nightmarish labyrinth of terrifying haunted houses, outrageous live shows, and electrifying scare zones while an army of mutants, monsters and maniacs roam the darkened studio streets.

Book your resort stay now because this is a sell out event every fall! Contact me today at jenniferg@destinationsinflorida.com or submit a quote request from my home page

Walt Disney World Resort Refurbishments–Updated 6/8/13


Disney is always evolving and moving ahead. Walt never wanted things to stay complacent, he always wanted the best for his parks. So every once in awhile we deal with park and resort refurbishments.

Here is the most up to date list from Disney:


Magic Kingdom® Park
Main Street Bakery
Big Thunder Mountain
Pirates of the Caribbean
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Liberty Belle Riverboat
Jungle Cruise
01/12/13 – 06/18/13
06/22/13 – 06/23/13
07/27/13 – 07/30/13
08/01/13 – 08/21/13
08/05/13 – 08/09/13
08/19/13 – 09/30/13


Fountainview Ice Cream Shop
Spaceship Earth
04/08/13 – Fall
08/18/13 – 08/24/13


Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow
American Idol
Muppet Vision 3D
06/03/13 – 06/06/13
06/10/13 – 06/12/13
08/06/13 – 09/02/13



Disney’s All Star Sports Resort
End Zone Food Court – transportation from the porte cochere will be provided to Disney’s All-Star Music Resort and Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort where Guests can dine at the Intermission Food Court or World Premier Food Court 07/31/13 – 12/26/13
Arcade – closed during this time frame as it will be used as a temporary Food Court with “Grab & Go” items 07/31/13 – 12/26/13

Looking for a few good partners in Travel!


Do you have a Mom blog/Travel blog/Disney blog?? If so you are in luck!

Since you are already promoting family vacations on your site, you may be interested in making some additional money on travel to these destinations.  I am an agent with Destinations in Florida travel agency.  We offer an affiliate program for select partners.  The affiliate program pays website owners/blog owners a fee for referring a potential customer to us.  Our affiliate program is run through the Share a Sale.  You are paid $2 or $3 per lead referred from your website.

Share a Sale is a top affiliate management company, where you can track and run your affiliate program for your website or blog.  You can login to this system to check clicks, payments, and even get creatives like banners, buttons, and text links for your site.  You are in complete control of your affiliate program with us.

We also like to take care of our affiliates with insider tips, blog posts, cross promotions on our site/FB/twitter/YouTube/blog pages, and even free perks just for you.

Our agency is called Destinations in Florida Travel and is locally based in Florida. We are one of the top 10 agencies (in the world) for Disney Destinations, 2009 Disney Destinations Top Sales Performer, and one of the 1st Authorized Disney Vacation Planner (recognition from Disney). We were also the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Universal Studios Travel Agency of the Year.

Please contact me today if you are interested in joining my team of affiliates! We have a great time and I support each site in many ways.

Feel free to sign up here! http://www.shareasale.com/shareasale.cfm?merchantID=32351&source=lead

Jennifer Greene



2014 Princess Half Marathon! Will you be running?



Attention runners–this years RunDisney Princess Half Marathon is going to be fantastic with the new Glass Slipper Challenge added to the line up!

Once you register for the race you won’t have to worry about finding a room for the weekend–I will be offering runners that book with me an exclusive LOW room rate (choose from value, moderate or deluxe) plus discounted park tickets. These prices will be the LOWEST Disney offers on room/ticket packages. Dining cannot be added. I am still waiting for Disney to confirm the resorts and exact prices for everything.  There will be fantastic bags exclusively for the runners in my group, fun contests and prizes all weekend as well.  This will be a weekend to remember for sure. Contact me today to be added to the list with name, email and how many rooms you will need. JENNIFERG@DESTINATIONSINFLORIDA.COM


Here are the details for the race weekend via RunDisney: 

Join our “dream come true!” weekend celebration!

Here’s your chance to join the Disney princesses in a “dream come true” weekend of majestic runs in the most magical place on earth. It’s all happening during the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend and girls and women of all ages are invited to join the royal celebration! There’ll be special magical course surprises, special Princess events, and a fun-filled party after the event to celebrate your run. Plus you’ll take home an all new exclusive Finisher Medal celebrating Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. Best of all, your favorite Disney Princesses will cheer you on your way!

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Start Time: 5:30 a.m.

Start/Finish: Epcot

Celebrate your inner Princess on a 13.1 mile magical course

Disney Enchanted 10K

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Start/Finish: Epcot

Join us for the inaugural Disney Enchanted 10K. This all-new event will take you on an enchanted journey throughout Epcot before having a magical finish fit for a princess, or prince.

The Inaugural Disney Enchanted 10K Highlights

  • 10K course through Epcot and Epcot Resorts area
  • Timed 10K race
  • Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Event Weekend Transportation for all Walt Disney World Resort Guests

To receive the Glass Slipper Challenge Finisher Medal, you must register for the Glass Slipper Challenge. Registering for the 10K and Half Marathon individually will not make you eligible to receive the Glass Slipper Challenge Finisher Medal.


Glass Slipper Challenge

Saturday, February 22 – Sunday, February 23, 2014

Start/Finish: Epcot

If you think that a half marathon is just a walk in the park, put your endurance to the test and compete in the all-new Glass Slipper Challenge! A 19.3-mile adventure held over two days, participants will run the Disney Enchanted 10K on Saturday, followed by the Disney Princess Half Marathon on Sunday. If you finish both races within the pacing requirements, you will be awarded the all-new Glass Slipper Challenge medal in addition to your Half Marathon and 10K finisher medals.

You must register for the Glass Slipper Challenge to receive the Glass Slipper Challenge medal upon completion of both races within the pacing requirements.

Glass Slipper Challenge will feature

  • Two courses through the Walt Disney World Resort totaling 19.3 miles
  • Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
  • Event Weekend Transportation for all Walt Disney World Resort Guests

Cinderella Royal Family 5K

Friday, February 21, 2014

Start Time: 6:15 a.m.

Start/Finish: Epcot

Share a magical memory in a Royal Family run
Here’s a royal opportunity for the entire family to share the magic during the Cinderella Royal Family 5K run throughEpcot. Princesses of every age and their families are invited to take part in all the racing fun on a spectacular course winding through Epcot‘s amazing Future World and then on to international World Showcase. The run wraps up with a memory-making storybook finish perfect for a Princess and her royal court. Beginners, intermediates, even experienced racers are invited to share the magic in the Cinderella Royal Family 5K.

runDisney Kids Races

Friday, February 21 – Saturday, February 22, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Location: Epcot

Every Prince & Princess is a Winner during the runDisney Kids Races!

Children 13 and under are invited to participate in the runDisney Kids Races taking place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Track & Field Complex on Saturday during the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend.  Every prince or princess under age 13 who participates in the runDisney Kids Races gets treated royally and goes home with their very own Finisher Medallion!   Encourage your prince and princess to participate and sign up for any of the Kids Dashes or the One Mile Run during this fun-filled weekend. There’s even a Diaper Dash for crawlers!  Space is limited.

Parents are allowed to run with their children. The event will follow a rolling start beginning with the 100m dash followed by the 200m, 400m and Diaper Dash. The One Mile will have a separate start location and time. All distances will utilize the same finish location.

 runDisney Kids Dashes Age Groups
  • 12 months and under – Diaper Dash for crawlers
  • 1-3 years old – 100m dash
  • 4-6 years old – 200m dash
  • 7-8 years old – 400m dash

Jennifer is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner with Destinations in Florida Travel offering concierge planning services to all guests