Super Saturday Sale for Walt Disney World!

Have you dreamed of visiting Walt Disney World during the holidays? Do you want to see the Osborne Lights and Cinderella’s Castle glowing brightly? If your answer is YES then I have the perfect sale for you.

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I have special rates for December 5-8 2013 at Pop Century, Coronado Springs, and Animal Kingdom. You can take advantage of this deal for one night or even past these dates. Rooms are up to 35% off the rack rate!! AP and Florida Resident rates are already sold out for this weekend, so this is the ONLY deal around. 

Tickets:

Lowest prices you will find anywhere for tickets, including the exclusive After 2 and After 4 PM ticket. Plus, book at least a 2-Day Pass and get a free day to play at the water parks or Disney Quest! 

Dining:

Dining CAN be added to this deal, must have tickets and room to add dining. 

Don’t delay this offer ends OCTOBER 31! So contact me today for your quote, jenniferg@destinationsinflorida.com

Experience two Disney Vacations in one. And everything under the sun.

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Are you ready for the most magical Disney Experience ever? Now you can enjoy a Disney Cruise and Walt Disney World® resort stay – all in one vacation.

It’s all the Magic of Disney Cruise Line®. All the Enchantment of Walt Disney World Resort. And all of your dreams come true!

Package components include:

  • 3-Night Disney Magic® sailings from January 17 – February 7
  • 3-Night resort stay at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort (other resorts are bookable but will affect the price per person)
  • 3-day Park Hopper® Theme Park Ticket
  • Transfers between Orlando International Airport, Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line terminal

From $789 per person for a family of 4 (total package price $3156)

  • Book through December 31, 2013

Additional Details:

  • Offer valid for most Disney Magic 3-Night sailings category 11B Stateroom Jan. 17 to Feb. 7, 2014 and for most nights Jan. 17 to Feb 10, 2014 at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort in a standard room
  • The number of staterooms and rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Cruise fare excludes Government Taxes and Fees of approximately $63 per person (subject to change), Gratuities and Port Adventures.
  • Price based on 2 adults and 2 children ages 3-9.
  • Theme Park tickets must be used within 14 Days from first use.
  • No group rates or other discounts apply.

Contact me today for a FREE No obligation quote! These will sell out fast, so don’t delay, Jenniferg@destinationsinflorida.com. Jennifer is a Disney Cruise Specialist with Destinations in Florida Travel, Authorized Disney Vacation Planner

My Disney Experience with My Magic + and Fast Pass +

mymagic1I just returned from a long weekend at Walt Disney World and boy do I have a lot to talk about regarding all of the new RFID systems and updates! Plus, I am sure that everyone is just clamoring to know how it worked.  I am going to go through how mine worked for me. Next trip will be different because I will have package and can pick my fast pass options before I leave. Being a TA I had to pick my tickets up for this trip at will-call, so I was all set to just “roll with it”.

As as Disney Travel Agent I have been well versed and trained on the new systems. But I don’t think anyone can really learn something until they are able to use it. Thankfully Pop Century was in testing phase for my visit! Yay, I love being a guinea pig. Having been to Disney many times trying new things doesn’t phase me much.  I was however a little intimidated by this new system before my arrival.

Let’s start at the beginning with My Disney Experience , this is the site you will use from now on to manage all of your reservations. You can link rooms, tickets, dining and even add daily notes or plans. I like this site personally, seems user-friendly and easy to navigate. It is also available as a FREE App for I-Phones to use in the park to manage reservations, look up real-time waits and change fast pass + options, Once all of your reservations are linked and about 60 days before arrival you will order and customize your magic bands.  The Magic Bands will come in the mail. be sure to pack them in a ziplock bag in carry-on, you will need them now for Magical Express.

Now we skip ahead after 2 hour flight, I am at Disney’s Magical Express. Oh why yes I do have my magic band and not the booklet (said in my Disney princess voice to the CM) And he replies,  just tap here and when it turns green you go to your line!  Well that was easy. My turn to get on the bus..why yes I do have my band, tap and go on the bus please. Step 1 was a success.  Alright this system is pretty cool.

UniversalDisney 341Hello and welcome to Pop Century! I had set up online check-in before my arrival, I would suggest this to ALL guests right now. With so many guests being in the dark about the new system the check-in wait times can be up to 2 hours during peak arrival because the CM’s at front desk have to activate and explain the bands. You can even set a pin code online for your band for room purchases ,you verify the pin at check-in and you are set. I zipped right through online check in and was off to my room (5360 is a great preferred location at POP). You have to wiggle the band a little around the wrist to get the room key to activate, I often found it easier to just take it off to get in the room with the Magic Band.

So far so good. We had park tickets for Mickey’s No So Scary Halloween this night. I had linked the ticket to my band before I left. We just arrived at the parks, scanned bands and fingers and off we went. I also picked up the rest of my tickets for the weekend at will call and was able to link them to My Disney Experience in about 3 minutes from the phone app. Then I made Fast Pass + choices for the next day. I found this to be great, if you aren’t planning around meals then you can basically pick anytime that works best for your park day. Just pick 3 attractions and schedule in advance. I was able to get Rock N Roller Coaster and Toy Story the night before I went to the parks.  That works for me!

I was super lucky to have no issues what so ever with the App, Bands or Fast Pass +. My biggest complaint would be the bands are a less like a bracelet and feel a bit awkward on the wrist. I did notice that after midnight the app would “shut down” or something, I couldn’t get anything to update or upload.  I saw plenty of irritated guests that hated this concept, even to the point of screaming at CM’s because it didn’t register the park tickets. I fortunately was not one of those guests.  People are forgetting that this is still in TEST MODE and will need to have kinks worked out before it is 100% functional. You can always get a Key To The World card and not use the bands if you wish. But the Fast Pass + will not be an option without the bands.

 

Here is a tool I am sending my guests to help understand the system a little better https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y09af1jVYs8. Please let me know how you felt about using this new technology if you were able to, and if you haven’t yet are you looking forward to it?

Jennifer is a Disney Vacation Planner with Destinations in Florida Travel, Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. Contact her at jenniferg@destinationsinflorida.com or 443-424-0181 for your FREE quote! 

 

Christmas in Rockefeller Center–Tree Lighting Event

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit officially for the first time this year on December 4. New York City Vacation Packages is sponsoring an exclusive party in the heart of Rockefeller Plaza to celebrate the event.

The tree lighting ceremony has been an honored tradition and one of New York City’s most celebrated events for over 80 years. Guests at the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony will be a part of this nationally-televised event. You can start the evening with an exclusive, elegant 3-course dinner at Brasserie Ruhlmann  in the heart of Rockefeller Center at 5pm or just attend the party from 7:30-10pm, where there will be hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, music, dancing and the live television broadcast of the NBC Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting special.

When the tree gets lit at 9pm, you can simply step out onto the Brasserie patio for a view of the Christmas tree in its entire splendor. It’s truly an event you are sure to never forget, but just in case New York City Vacation Packages also provides a professional photographer available to take pictures with the tree as the backdrop.

With each passing year, more and more people are crossing the tree lighting off their bucket lists, which can make Rockefeller Center get pretty crowded fairly quickly. Streets are blocked off early in the afternoon, so any visitors looking to watch the tree being lit would need to get there very early to get a good viewing spot, standing for hours on end, possibly in the rain or snow, with no access to food, beverages, or facilities. Even magical events can have their miserable moments.

There’s no need to deal with the cold or crowds, and since admission into Rockefeller Center will be tightly controlled for the event, We have made special arrangements to provide dinner and party-goers a letter of confirmation and special instructions to gain admittance.

Special accommodations for the event at amazing rates. The host hotel is the Sheraton New York Times Square, with several other hotels available. Rates start at $875 per person including 2 nights accommodations at a 3-star hotel, Tree Lighting Party, all taxes and bonus admissions to popular New York City attractions.

Make this a year to remember and mark this off your Bucket List! Contact me today for your quote jenniferg@destinationsinflorida.com

Low Crowds, Nice Weather and WINTER DISCOUNTS at Disney!

Here we go! The newest Disney Discounts have rolled out today and they are fantastic.

Play, Stay and Dine at Walt Disney World Resort this Winter! 

DoryPurchase now through Dec. 31, 2013 for stays most nights Jan. 5 – March 5, 2014 at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels. Save $600* (based on a family of four) on a 5-night, 6-day Walt Disney Travel Company Magic Your Way® Package Plus Dining at select Disney Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts. Or, save $400* (based on a family of four) on a 5-night, 6-day Walt Disney Travel Company Magic Your Way Package Plus Quick Service Dining at select Disney Value Resorts.

Booking Window:
Oct. 8 – Dec. 31, 2013

Travel Window:
For stays most nights Jan. 5 – March 5, 2014

Don’t delay! With savings this huge, rooms will fill up fast!

 

* The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price of the same package for 2 adults, 1 junior, 1 child in the same room. Tickets valid for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required.

Offer excludes campsites and 3-bedroom villas and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort or The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Excludes alcoholic beverages and gratuities. Children ages 3-9 must order from children’s menu if available. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.

 

Resort Room Discount

Mickey MouseYour can save up to 35%* at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels.

Offer Details:

For stays most nights Jan. 5 – March 5, 2014 and March 14 – April, 12, 2014:

  • Save up to 35% at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, Disney’s Beach Club Resort Villas, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (standard/pool view rooms), Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (standard/woods view)
  • Save up to 25% at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins
  • Save up to 20% at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music and Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Booking Window:

  • Book Oct. 8 – Dec. 31, 2013

* The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length of stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per adult charges apply if more than two adults per room. Advance reservations required. No group rates or other discounts apply. Excludes 3-bedroom villas and campsites and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid rooms or The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

So which discount will you choose for your Winter travel to Disney? Contact me today for a FREE no obligation quote and see how much you can save! Jenniferg@destinationsinflorida.com or 443-424-0181

Jennifer is a Disney Vacation Planner with Destinations in Florida Travel-Authorized Disney Vacation Planner

Disney Visa Cardholder “Stay, Play and Dine” offer for Jan-Mar 2014

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Disney Visa Cardholders can now book a new discount being offered by Disney for travel Jan 5-Mar 5 2014. And the best part is Disney is offering not 1 but 2 great offers!!

 

Stay, Play and Dine
Discounts room. tickets and dining plan..must have tickets for length of stay to get that portion discounted (staying 4 days/3 nights must have 4 day ticket..etc)
For Most Stays January 5-March 5 2014
3 Night Minimum Stay Required
Excluded: ALL OF ART OF ANIMATION, Grand Floridian Villas and Campsites

ROOM ONLY DISCOUNT
Jan 5-April 12 2014
Values 15% off, Moderates 20% off, Deluxe 30% off, Deluxe Villas 35% off
Excluded Little Mermaid Rooms. Grand Floridian Villas and Campsites

These offers expire on December 31,2013 so don’t delay!

This WILL go public on TUESDAY OCTOBER 8 for now it is just for Disney Visa Cardholders. Get those quote requests in now if you want to take advantage of this offer! Contact me at 443-424-0181 or jenniferg@destinationsinflorida.com to start planning your Magical Disney Vacation today.