Vacation Planning Specialist – Nicole!

Independent Travel Agent with The Vacation Wizards!

SAVE UP TO 25% ON ROOMS AT SELECT WALT DISNEY WORLD DELUXE AND DELUXE VILLA RESORT HOTELS

You and your family can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resort hotels for stays most nights Jan. 2-April 13, 2016 when they book Sept. 28-Dec. 23, 2015.

Booking Window:
Sept. 28-Dec. 23, 2015

Travel Window:
Jan. 2-April 13, 2016

Offer Exclusions: 3-bedroom villas, campsites, the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard View Room

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PLAY, STAY, DINE AND SAVE UP TO $500* AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT!

You and your family can Play, Stay, Dine and Save up to $500* on a 5-night/6-day Walt Disney Travel Company room, ticket and dining plan package for a family of four at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights Dec. 13-19, 2015 and Jan. 2-March 7, 2016 when they book Sept. 28-Dec. 23, 2015.

Booking Window:
Sept. 28-Dec. 23, 2015

Travel Window:
Dec. 13-19, 2015
Jan. 2-March 7, 2016

  • Save $300 on a room, ticket, and Quick Service Dining Plan package at a Value Disney Resort hotel.

  • Save $500 on a room, ticket, and Disney Dining Plan package at a Moderate or Deluxe Disney Resort hotel.

  • Minimum 3-night length of stay

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BOOK NARCOOSEE’S WATERFRONT BRUNCH FOR YOUR CLIENTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT!

Reservations are now available for a leisurely Sunday brunch at Narcoosee’s located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Narcoosee’s Waterfront Brunch, which will take place on Sunday mornings beginning Nov. 22, 2015, features the panoramic views of Seven Seas Lagoon at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Brunch begins with a specialty beverage – Champagne, Mimosa, or signature Bloody Mary for adults, or a smoothie for kids. A shared pastry basket, filled with house-made chocolate and traditional croissants, muffins, Danish, pecan sticky buns, is served with Vermont cultured butter and seasonal jam.

You can choose from a selection of appetizers, including onion soup graitnee, shrimp and grits, seafood charcuterie, artisanal cheese selection or romaine salad. And, for entrees, there are traditional brunch favorites with a refined twist, including brioche French toast, lobster eggs benedict, chicken and waffles, freshly caught seasonal fish, steak and eggs and more. A trio of desserts is available for a sweet ending.

The cost is $69 for adults, $41 for children (ages 3-9). Some Dining Plans are accepted.

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BOOK NOW! MERRY & BRIGHT DESSERT PARTY AND DINNER RECEPTION DURING THE OSBORNE FAMILY SPECTACLE OF DANCING LIGHTS

The Merry & Bright Dessert Party and Dinner Reception will light up the season with special reserved viewing of over 5 million legendary lights during the finale of The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights.

The Merry & Bright Dessert Party includes holiday-themed desserts, specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, sodas, water, tea and coffee. Each Guest in the party will receive a keepsake roll-up stadium blanket. The Dessert Party will take place Nov. 6-Dec. 24, 2015 from 7-8:30 p.m. and Dec. 25-30, 2015 from 8:30-10 p.m. Block-out dates include Nov. 17, Dec. 9 and Dec. 18. The price is $69 per adult and $39 per child (ages 3-9). Tax and gratuity are included.

During the Merry & Bright Dinner Reception, Guests can enjoy a holiday buffet including shrimp, beef, turkey and more, as well as specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, beer and wine. Each Guest in the party will receive a custom keepsake shadow box featuring their own Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights bulb. The Dinner Reception will take place from 8:30-10 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2016 and from 7-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 2-3, 2016. The price is $99 per adult and $54 per child (ages 3-9). Tax and gratuity are included.

During both events, Guests can enjoy the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights from a reserved location at the end of the Streets of America near the entrance to Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show. Guests can check in at the location beginning one hour prior to the event.

Bookings can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE or online at Disneyworld.com/dine. Advance reservations are recommended as availability is limited. 

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HOLIDAYS AT DISNEYLAND RESORT RETURNS NOV. 13-JAN. 6!

A dazzling holiday season is in store for you sand your family when Holidays at the Disneyland Resort returns Nov. 13, 2015-Jan. 6-, 2016. Here’s a look at what’s in store this year!

At Disneyland Park, “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade returns, showing daily along with the new “Paint the Night” parade each evening. “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” will return in January after the holiday season.

And, also each night, the “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular will light up the park as the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration continues. Please note “Believe…in Holiday Magic” fireworks will not be presented this year.

Over at Disney California Adventure Park, “World of Color – Celebrate!” continues throughout the season, along with “World of Color – Winter Dreams.”

Santa Claus will also be on hand to greet Guests at a new location in Critter Country at Disneyland Park, as well as Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Park.

You and your family can also enjoy some of these returning favorites during Holidays at the Disneyland Resort: 

Disneyland Park

  • Jingle Cruise

  • “it’s a small world” Holiday

  • Haunted Mansion Holiday

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Disney ¡Viva Navidad!

  • Holiday décor in Cars Land, “a bug’s land” and Buena Vista Street

  • Olaf’s Snow Fest

  • Buena Vista Street Community Choir

Downtown Disney District

  • Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink

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A Disney Christmas: Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar & Star Wars Launch Bay!

So yesterday I posted about how the Osborne Lights will be on display at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the last time this year! Well today I found out some more amazing things that will be new when I go to Disney during December!!

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar will be opening September 22, 2015 at Disney Springs! (Downtown Disney) I am a HUGE Indiana Jones fan and was so excited when this bar was announced and now I get the chance to experience it! But I do have to ask the question Disney Imagineers! If you were wanting to create a bar with an Indiana Jones theme, why didn’t you make one that resembled Marion’s bar that she owned in Raiders of the Lost Arc? I mean don’t get me wrong the Hangar looks amazing and the theming is looking to be great too, but Marion plays a bigger role than Jock? Right??

Also, it has been announced that the new Star Wars Launch Bay will be opening in December 2015! No official date has been announced, BUT it would be awesome if it opened sometime during the days of December 11-14th? Just a suggestion! I’m not a huge Star Wars fan like many people are, but I am very excited about the new Star Wars Land that is coming!

So many exciting things! So little time!!!

87 Days until A Disney Christmas!!!

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MYSTICAL SPIRITS OF THE BLUE BAYOU – NEW PREMIUM DINING EXPERIENCE DURING MICKEY’S HALLOWEEN PARTY AT DISNEYLAND PARK

During this fall’s Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Resort, you will be able to take part in a new premium dining experience – Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou.

The evening begins with an intimate, spooky dinner featuring a themed three-course menu. During dinner, Dr. Facilier, from the Disney animated film “The Princess and the Frog,” will conjure his friends from the other side, bringing them to life in Blue Bayou Restaurant for a wickedly good time.

After dinner, you will receive a limited-edition custom lithograph featuring art from a Disney Animator. Finally, the Shadow Man bids his guests adieu as they are escorted to a special viewing area for the “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular.

Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou will run from 7-9:45 p.m. during Mickey’s Halloween Party nights Sept. 25-Oct. 31, 2015. The cost is $150 per person for adults and children (ages 3-9). Tax and gratuity are included. Admission to Mickey’s Halloween Party is not included and must be purchased separately.

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NEW “FROZEN”-INSPIRED STAGE MUSICAL COMING TO DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK

In summer 2016 at Disneyland Resort, “Frozen” comes to life in an all-new theatrical production at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park. This new show will immerse you and your family in the world of “Frozen” as never before, with elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects and surprising scenic transformations.

With a new show set to open at the Hyperion Theater, the award-winning “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” will prepare to take its final curtain call on Jan. 10, 2016.

Stay tuned to Get The Magic Started for additional details about this transition.

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OSBORNE FAMILY SPECTACLE OF DANCING LIGHTS – CELEBRATE A HOLIDAY TRADITION ONE MORE TIME

With the holidays right around the corner, there are two more options for seasonal fun coming to the Walt Disney World Resort. This year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you and your family can enjoy two special experiences as you are surrounded by The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights – the Merry & Bright Dessert Party (Nov. 6-Dec. 30, 2015) and the Merry & Bright Dinner Reception (Jan. 1-3, 2016).

The dessert party includes holiday-themed desserts, while the dinner reception features a selection of small bites, including beef, shrimp, and turkey, as well as wine, beer, and specialty beverages. Reservations for both the Merry & Bright Dessert Party and Dinner Reception will be available beginning Sept. 16, 2015.

Please note that this season marks the finale for The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, as the park prepares for incredible new experiences, including the recently announced Toy Story Land and a Star Wars-themed land.

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A Disney Christmas: Last Year for Osborne Lights!

So I just found out this morning that this year will be the last year that Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be running the Osborne Lights! Due to the re-imagining of the park, Streets of America is said to be removed from the park itself to make room for the new “Lands”. I am so glad that I am going to Disney during Christmas this year! Like I have said before it will be my first time at Disney during the Holiday season and this year will also be the last time that Disney will be presenting the Osborne Lights. It’s kind of bitter sweet because the Lights have become somewhat of a Christmas Tradition to many and something that a lot of people look forward to during their Disney Christmas vacations. But with the Lights being removed it just means that something new and exciting is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

I also recently discovered that Pirates of the Caribbean will be opened back up from it’s long refurbishment when I go on my Disney Christmas Vacation! I know that it has been closed for quite some time for a well needed refurbishment and it just never occurred to me that it would be open when I’ll be at Disney! I will definitely have to remember to schedule me a FastPass+ for that ride because I’m sure there will be a lot of people wanting to ride the newly refurbished ride! The Pirates of the Caribbean is scheduled to open September 25, 2015.

I also think that the new Skipper Canteen restaurant will be newly opened while I am at Disney. Since I am a Travel Agent, I took a look at my newly refurbished information to see if any rides or attractions will be down during my vacation, and it looks like it will be open while I am at Disney. I am making an educated guess at this because the Liberty Tree Tavern and Diamond Horseshoe will be opening on November 19, 2015. Their kitchens are getting an update and that is all tied into the Skipper Canteen’s new area, so that is why I am thinking that it will be open. I’m not 100% sure, but one could hope! 

88 DAYS UNTIL A DISNEY CHRISTMAS!!!

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