Walt Disney World Resort brings us more Magic Band Upgrades

You can now show your Disney Side with retail MagicBands and accessories available for purchase at Walt Disney World Resort.

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Show your Disney Side with seven different colored MagicBands, special graphic MagicBands at special events, and fun accessories. You can personalize your MagicBands before or during your visit with “Magic Bandits” – small characters or icons that attach to the side of a MagicBand – or “Magic Sliders” and “CoverBands” – decorative elements that slide over a MagicBand.

The seven solid-color retail MagicBands are $12.95 each plus tax. Retail costs for other MagicBand accessories vary.

At the time of purchase, you must present one of the following for retail MagicBands to be linked: valid theme park admission, Memory Maker card or an active MagicBand. If the item linked to is already connected with the Client’s My Disney Experience account, all existing plans – such as tickets, dining reservations, Disney PhotoPass Service, and FastPass+ selections – will seamlessly link and automatically be accessible via the new MagicBand. It is important to note that the touch to pay option will only work for guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort owned-and-operated hotels who have established charging privileges on their resort accounts.

Retail MagicBands and accessories are available in several merchandise locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort. The Disney Parks online store also carries select MagicBand accessories.

Coming soon, Disney will be providing details of opportunities to develop MagicBand accessories using a Disney approved vendor. Please look out for more information coming later this year.

What do you think of more accessories for Magic Bands and non on-site guests being able to purchase them?

It’s NEVER too early to plan a Disney Vacation!

Are you thinking about a 2015 trip to Disney World in Orlando or Disneyland in Anaheim? If the answer Is yes then stop thinking and start planning! On July 30 Disney will release its package pricing for 2015 travel. That means you will get the prime choice of resorts for your travel dates, and the best part is the only requirement to hold your reservation is a $200 deposit! I know you were probably thinking it would cost much more to start planning a Disney Vacation. Of course there are no discounts out yet for 2015 travel, but that is one perk to letting me help you plan your vacation. If a discount does come out for your travel dates I will automatically apply it and save you money!

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If you still aren’t sure why you should use me for your Disney Vacation planning here are Ten Reasons:

1. Free itinerary planning (valued at $149.00)

2. FREE Signed Picture from your favorite Mouse

3. Save you time by booking your resort, flights, transportation and more!

4. Suggests dining and tour offerings, FastPass+ options, and handles all your Advanced Reservations! (who wants to get up at 6am to make a reservation, let me do it)

5. Stays on top of the latest discounts direct from Disney and applies them to give you the best deal possible, even after you have booked!

6. Can help you find all those little extras that make a great vacation. Golf, spa, tours, character meals

7. Mouseperks–updates and more leading up to your vacation

8. Only requires $200 deposit and you have until 45 days before your trip to pay the rest (hello, vacation layaway plan)

9. Personal attention to your vacation needs and wishes (no call centers here, you always talk to ME)

10. All this service doesn’t cost you a cent–Disney pays me to make your vacations come to life

If you would like a quote today then please email me at jenniferg@destinationsinflorida.com or visit my website http://www.destinationsinflorida.com/jennifergreene

Will you be going to Disney in 2015?

Why you SHOULD use a Disney and Universal Vacation Planner

I know, you have been to Disney World Florida or Disneyland or on a Disney Cruise several times in the past. You know all the ins and outs of planning a Disney vacation. You have all your bases covered. You also have a job, family, and home to take care of, in addition to planning a vacation that could be the third largest expenditure in your life, behind your home and cars.   You’re sitting up until all hours of the night, booking dinner reservations, making sure you have tickets to Cirque du Soleil, getting up early to ensure you get booked for Cinderella’s Royal Table, and after all this, you forget to schedule a card from Mickey for your youngest child’s birthday.

Now imagine this identical situation, only you have never been to Disney World or only been once for a short trip.  Wouldn’t you want some assistance with planning this type of major event? Wouldn’t you be willing to pay for someone to walk you through the planning or even take care of these issues for you?

What if I said you could have all that for free?

As a travel agent focusing on Disney and Universal Studios vacations, I think of myself as a vacation planner, not really travel agent. I help guests book their vacation package and then the real work begins, all at no cost to the guest. I help guests with every aspect of the vacation planning including itinerary planning, restaurant suggestions, dining reservations, birthday celebrations and so much more. I even do the little extras, like calling your Resort Manager to request a specific room (not always guaranteed but never hurts), sending a  character card for your child, delivering your package to your resort (if you have a last minute trip) or getting that “hard to get” breakfast reservation with Cinderella.

Additionally, my agency Destinations in Florida is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. What that means is we get every discount the day it comes out! No need to search the internet for deals, I will always have that information and APPLY it to your reservation even if you are already booked when a discount comes out! How awesome is that.  This is a unique service, since most companies, including Disney direct, will not offer any discounts unless you tell them about it.

Here are some of my free services provided for guests:

  • ● Free Itinerary Planning (Valued at $149)
  • ● Free Dining Suggestions & Reservation Planning (Valued at $69)
  • ● Free MousePerks – Magic in your In Box!
  • ● Free Disney Theme Park Guide Maps
  • ● Free Orlando Magicard (Hundreds of dollars in additional Orlando travel savings)
  • ● Free Mickey Mouse autograph pictures for the kids in your family
  • ● Free Discount Watching (will watch for future discounts that may save you money, even after you booked your package)
  • ● Extra Surprises…you never know what other fun surprises you will get for your family vacation…just wait and see!

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It is in my best interest to ensure that you have the best possible Disney experience.  I will do all the work for you all you have to do is show up for your MAGICAL VACATION!

 So what are you waiting for? All it takes is a $200 deposit to book your vacation today! Contact me at 443-424-0181 or jenniferg@destinationsinflorida.com for your FREE quote request

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

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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

 

Epcot®
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