Cruising with the Kids Solo Day 1–All Aboard!

Last I left off we were leaving behind cold rainy Maryland and heading to sunny Florida for our big Mommy/Daughter 7 Night Cruise on the Disney Magic. What a unforgettable experience, If you get the chance to travel with your … Continue reading

New Disney Cruise Line Itineraries for 2016

Disney Cruise Line introduces two popular Caribbean destinations – Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Martinique – into the lineup of favorite tropical itineraries for early 2016. From the warm Caribbean culture of Tortola, capital of the British Virgin Islands, to … Continue reading

Orlando Digest September 1, 2014 Edition!

WOW!!! Summer 2014 has come and gone. It’s time to start thinking of Halloween and Christmas (EEK). If you are ready to travel to Central Orlando during this time I have some great deals for you.

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Disney Discounts

Walt Disney World® Resort

● Save up to 30% off Disney Resort Hotels: Planning a visit during the fall to Orlando? You still have time to save up to 30% off Disney Resort Hotels through November 25, 2014.
● Active/Retired Military Rates: For US active and retired military, save money on tickets and resort accommodations through October 2015.
● Florida Resident & Annual Passholder Rates: Florida Residents and Annual Passholders can take advantage of great rates on rooms at select Disney Resort Hotels up to 35% off.
● RunDisney Group Rates: Are you a runner? Do you want to run a race with Mickey Mouse? Join our VIP runners at Destinations in Florida for some of the favorite races including Tower of Terror, Disney Marathon, and Disney Princess Run. These exclusive rates are only with our agency.

Disneyland® Resort

● Save up to 20% off Disneyland® Resorts: For a limited time, you can save up to 20% off your hotel accommodations through September 27, 2014.
● Retired Military Rates: For US active and retired military, save money on tickets and resort accommodations through October 2015.
● Book a Package for as Little as $89 Per Person/Per Day: Stay right down the road from the Disney Magic at a Good Neighbor Hotel from now through November 21 for as little as $89 per person/per day.
● 3rd, 4th or 5th Night Free at Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels: Visit Anaheim during select nights through December 2014. Stay at a select Disney Good Neighbor Hotels and enjoy a 3rd night, 4th night or 5th night free. Contact your favorite Destinations in Florida/Destinations to Explore agent for details.

Disney Cruise Line®

● Canadian Residents Save up to 20% Off: From November 2014-January 2015, Canadian Residents can save up to 20% off Disney Cruise prices on select cruises.
● Special Rates for Florida Residents and US Military: Take advantage of special deals for Florida Residents and active/retired United States Military.

Universal Orlando Resort Discounts

● Universal Hotel Discounts: Save up to 30% at Universal Orlando Onsite Resorts this holiday season through December 2014.
● A Celebration of Harry Potter: The 2nd Annual Event hosted by Warner Brothers and Universal Orlando takes place January 30-February 1, 2015. Exclusive Onsite Packages start at $219/person and include 3-Night Accommodations, 3-Day Park-to-Park tickets, Access to an exclusive evening event at Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade, Special Guest access to Harry Potter Expo, Reserved seating/viewing for select Celebration events, Breakfast at Three Broomsticks and more!
● Florida Resident Halloween Horror Nights Package: Are you ready to scream? You can now book a HHN Package at special savings, just for Florida Residents.
● Halloween Horror Nights Packages: For non-Florida Residents, you can still save money with a special HHN Package from $459 per adult at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort most Sun-Thurs September 19-November 1, 2014.
● Halloween Horror Nights Tickets: Pre-order your HHN tickets to save money and lock in your favorite date. These are now available as stand alone tickets or they can be added to any Universal Orlando package.
● Cabana Bay Beach Resort Florida Resident Deal: Florida Residents can experience this new hotel from just $79 per night plus tax.
● Universal 1-Day or 2-Day Pass with Shuttle Transportation for 2014: Take a day away from the Disney World Parks to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Book a 1-Day or 2-Day Pass to Universal Studios with shuttle transportation included in the ticket.
● “Take 2” Transfer: If you do not want to rent a car during your Orlando vacation, take advantage of the new “Take 2” Transfer ticket for only $39 per person. This transfer includes transportation from a Disney Resort hotel to Universal Orlando Resort for a Universal Studios vacation. After your Universal vacation, the transportation takes you back to the Orlando International Airport.

Sea World Discounts

● Eat for Free During Your Vacation: Book your Sea World package at one of the partner hotels and get the All Day Dining Deal for FREE!
● Kids Free at Sea World: Book your Sea World Package and kids play for free. You will receive one free child ticket (ages 3-9) for every paid adult.

Other Orlando Discounts

● Richard Petty Driving Experience: Are you ready to get really scared? How about a Rookie Experience at the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Disney World? Learn how to drive and then drive a real Nascar. If you book by September 30, you get a free ride-along (valued at $99).


Do any of these offers sound good to you? Contact me today for a FREE No Obligation quote jenniferg@destinationsinflorida.com or 443-424-0181

Look No Further For Central Orlando Discounts on Family Travel

Who the heck can keep up with the discounts that come through your in-box everyday from some of your favorite vacation destinations? I know I can’t, and I see them everyday! Here is the most current list of all the discounts around Central FL for Fall/Winter 2014!

Disney Discounts

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Walt Disney World® Resort
● Save up to 30% off Disney Resort Hotels: Do you want to bring the kids to Disney World for a getaway through fall? You still have time to save up to 30% off Disney Resort Hotels through November 25, 2014.
● Active/Retired Military Rates: For US active and retired military, save money on tickets and resort accommodations through October 2015.
● Florida Resident & Annual Passholder Rates: Florida Residents and Annual Passholders can take advantage of great rates on rooms at select Disney Resort Hotels up to 35% off through September 24, 2014.
● RunDisney Group Rates: Are you a runner? Do you want to run a race with Mickey Mouse? Join our VIP runners at Destinations in Florida for some of the favorite races including Tower of Terror, Disney Marathon, and Disney Princess Run. These exclusive rates are only with our agency.

Disneyland® Resort
● Save up to 20% off Disneyland® Resorts: For a limited time, you can save up to 20% off your hotel accommodations through September 27, 2014.
● Retired Military Rates: For US active and retired military, save money on tickets and resort accommodations through October 2015.
● Book a Package for as Little as $89 Per Person/Per Day: Stay right down the road from the Disney Magic at a Good Neighbor Hotel from now through November 21 for as little as $89 per person/per day.
● 3rd, 4th or 5th Night Free at Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels: Visit Anaheim during select nights through December 2014. Stay at a select Disney Good Neighbor Hotels and enjoy a 3rd night, 4th night or 5th night free. Contact your favorite Destinations in Florida/Destinations to Explore agent for details.

Disney Cruise Line®

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● New! Canadian Residents Save up to 20% Off: From November 2014-January 2015, Canadian Residents can save up to 20% off Disney Cruise prices on select cruises.
● Special Rates for Florida Residents and US Military: Take advantage of special deals for Florida Residents and active/retired United States Military.

Universal Orlando Resort Discounts

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● Florida Resident Halloween Horror Nights Package: Are you ready to scream? You can now book a HHN Package at special savings, just for Florida Residents.
● Halloween Horror Nights Packages: For non-Florida Residents, you can still save money with a special HHN Package from $459 per adult at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort most Sun-Thurs September 19-November 1, 2014.
● Halloween Horror Nights Tickets: Pre-order your HHN tickets to save money and lock in your favorite date. These are now available as stand alone tickets or they can be added to any Universal Orlando package.
● Cabana Bay Beach Resort Florida Resident Deal: Florida Residents can experience this new hotel from just $79 per night plus tax.
● Universal 1-Day or 2-Day Pass with Shuttle Transportation for 2014: Take a day away from the Disney World Parks to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Book a 1-Day or 2-Day Pass to Universal Studios with shuttle transportation included in the ticket.
● “Take 2” Transfer: If you do not want to rent a car during your Orlando vacation, take advantage of the new “Take 2” Transfer ticket for only $39 per person. This transfer includes transportation from a Disney Resort hotel to Universal Orlando Resort for a Universal Studios vacation. After your Universal vacation, the transportation takes you back to the Orlando International Airport.

Sea World Discounts
● Eat for Free During Your Vacation: Book a Sea World Package at one of the partner hotels and get the All Day Dining Deal for FREE!
● Kids Free at Sea World: Book your Sea World Package and kids play for free. You will receive one free child ticket (ages 3-9) for every paid adult.

Other Orlando Discounts
● Air Tour Over Orlando: The air tour over Orlando’s theme parks is a great way to get amazing aerial views of Orlando’s most famous attractions. Piloted by an FAA-certified pilot, the flight offers you perfect views of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Epcot, the Wide World of Sports Complex and more from 1,100 feet. This tour starts from $64!
● See Oldest City in the United States with a St. Augustine Day Trip: Enjoy a day in America’s oldest town, Saint Augustine. On this day trip from Orlando, head east to the picturesque Atlantic-coast town, where you can wander the cobbled streets and enjoy a meal in one of the many promenade cafes. St Augustine is a unique city filled with colonial Spanish neighborhoods, magnificent buildings and a wonderful, old-time charm. Prices from $64!

And don’t forget to contact your favorite travel agent (ahem) when you are ready for a FREE no obligation quote. I can be reached at 443-424-0181 or just shoot me an email at jenniferg@destinationsinflorida.com

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Central Orlando Vacation Deals and More

Central Florida is EXPLODING with Summer and Fall Travel Discounts and offers! Don’t miss out, plan your trip today.

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Disney Discounts

Walt Disney World® Resort
● New! Florida Resident & Annual Passholder Rates: Florida Residents and Annual Passholders can take advantage of great rates on rooms at select Disney Resort Hotels up to 35% off through September 24, 2014.
● Free Dining Package: Are you ready for free food? Book a Value Resort and get the Quick Service Dining for free. Book a Moderate or Deluxe Resort and get the Basic Dining for free from August-December 2014.
● RunDisney Group Rates: Are you a runner? Do you want to run a race with Mickey Mouse? Join our VIP runners at Destinations in Florida for some of the favorite races including Tower of Terror, Disney Marathon, and Disney Princess Run. These exclusive rates are only with our agency.
● Save up to 30% off Summer Rates: Do you want to bring the kids to Disney World for a summer weekend getaway? You still have time to save up to 30% off Disney Resort Hotels from June 15-August 28.
● Military Discount: Active duty and retired members of the US military can get specially discounted rooms at Disney Resort most nights through September 27, 2014. Thank you for serving our country.

Disneyland® Resort
● Book a Package for as Little as $91 Per Person/Per Day: Stay right down the road from the Disney Magic at a Good Neighbor Hotel from now through August 12. Book a package with tickets for as little as $91 per person/per day.
● 3rd, 4th or 5th Night Free at Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels: Visit Anaheim during select nights through December 2014. Stay at a select Disney Good Neighbor Hotels and enjoy a 3rd night, 4th night or 5th night free. Contact your favorite Destinations in Florida/Destinations to Explore agent for details.

Disney Cruise Line®
● Disney Cruise Line® Summer Deals: During select cruises through July 24, you can take advantage of incredible savings! A Verandah Stateroom is running from $280 per person per day plus tax/port charges.
● Canadian Residents Save 20% on Select Cruises: If you are a Canadian Resident, you can save 20% off on the September 1 7-Night Alaska Cruise or the September 8 4-Night Repositioning Cruise to San Diego. This is a special deal, just for you!
● Special Rates for Florida Residents and US Military: Take advantage of special deals for Florida Residents and active/retired United States Military.

Universal Orlando Resort Discounts

● New! Florida Resident Harry Potter Package: Living in Florida has its privileges, including being one of the first people to see the new Diagon Alley (opening next week) at Universal Orlando. This package includes some amazing free perks including a welcome parcel (a welcome letter and owl plush) and so much more! This discount is available through December, but hurry you must book by July 31, 2014.
● Florida Resident Halloween Horror Nights Package: Are you ready to scream? You can now book a HHN Package at special savings, just for Florida Residents.
● Halloween Horror Nights Packages: For non-Florida Residents, you can still save money with a special HHN Package from $459 per adult at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort most Sun-Thurs September 19-November 1, 2014.
● Halloween Horror Nights Tickets: Pre-order your HHN tickets to save money and lock in your favorite date. These are now available as stand alone tickets or they can be added to any Universal Orlando package.
● Cabana Bay Beach Resort Florida Resident Deal: Florida Residents can be the first to experience this new hotel from just $99 per night plus tax. This deal is good from Sunday-Thursday through August 16, 2014.
● Universal 1-Day or 2-Day Pass with Shuttle Transportation for 2014: Take a day away from the Disney World Parks to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Book a 1-Day or 2-Day Pass to Universal Studios with shuttle transportation included in the ticket.
● “Take 2” Transfer: If you do not want to rent a car during your Orlando vacation, take advantage of the new “Take 2” Transfer ticket for only $39 per person. This transfer includes transportation from a Disney Resort hotel to Universal Orlando Resort for a Universal Studios vacation. After your Universal vacation, the transportation takes you back to the Orlando International Airport.

Sea World Discounts
● Eat for Free During Your Vacation: Book a Sea World Package at one of the partner hotels and get the All Day Dining Deal for FREE!
● Kids Free at Sea World: Book your Sea World Package and kids play for free. You will receive one free child ticket (ages 3-9) for every paid adult.

Other Orlando Discounts
● New! Hot Air Balloon Ride: If you are celebrating your honeymoon or an anniversary, you may want to take a romantic hot air balloon ride early in the morning over Orlando. These 3 hour sunrise balloon ride starts from $184.99.
● New! Meet Winter at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium: This amazing day will take you from Orlando to Clearwater to meet Winter from the “Dolphin Tale” movie. Your day at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and transportation is included for $78.99 per person.
● New! Race in a CARS Themed Car at the Walt Disney World Raceway: For any little CARS fan, the Richard Petty Driving Experience now has a ridealong. You child will ride along for 3 laps around the track for $62.79 per child.

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