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Book Now To Save Up To 35% On Rooms at Select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

posted on March 20th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Are you thinking about planning a summer vacation at Walt Disney World Resort? Our latest offer, available now, gives you 30% off select resort rooms when you stay up to five nights, and 35% off when you stay for six or more nights. Plus, you could save even more when you upgrade to a Magic Your Way room and ticket package with minimum 6-day tickets.

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This deal will be available for booking now through June 6, on vacations taking place between June 15 and August 28. For more information and details on specific hotels, click here.

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Feel the Luck of the Irish With Adventures by Disney

posted on March 17th, 2014 by Andrae Gill, Adventures by Disney


Stop worrying about squeezing green into your wardrobe today (watch out for that pinch!) and start preparing to be surrounded by the lush, evergreen pastures of Ireland. This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate with your family by booking a vacation to Ireland with Adventures by Disney.
The Adventures by Disney Guided Tour of Ireland Includes a Visit to the Rock of Cashel

Early in your journey, your family will explore Cashel – a “land of kings” full of royal lore. As you walk up the emerald-green countryside, you will find the ancient Rock of Cashel, which once acted as the seat for the Kings of Munster.

Neighboring the Rock of Cashel is Tipperary’s Golden Vale hilltop, crowned with a collection of buildings that will transport you back to medieval times. On these sacred grounds, where Saint Patrick once stood himself, Junior Adventurers will also have the opportunity to participate in a lucky shamrock hunt.

A three-night stay within the walls of the 16th century Dromoland Castle will have your family feeling like royal kings and queens of Ireland. Over the years, this majestic estate played host to numerous prominent figures, and entertained many families with its plenitude of leisure activities.

To see how you can further explore the ‘Emerald Isle’ on this eight-day, seven-night family vacation to Ireland, please visit adventuresbydisney.com/ireland.

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Save On Walt Disney World Resort Vacations With This Kid-Sized Vacation Package

posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Are you considering booking a trip to Walt Disney World Resort with your little one this spring or summer? If so, our latest vacation offer may be just what you’re looking for!

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Starting at just $899, a family of three (two adults, one child age 3 to 9) can get a 3-night, 2-day package that includes 2-day theme park tickets and 3 nights in a standard room at a select Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Plus, guests will receive free “Memory Maker,” a photo package that makes it easy to capture magical family moments and first-time experiences, giving guests unlimited digital photos at hundreds of Disney PhotoPass locations and the ability to download the photos to share with friends and family.

The new package – good for stays most nights April 27 through June 15 and August 15 through September 30, 2014 — is a great way for parents or grandparents to experience Disney Parks, too, especially when bringing along a young park-goer taking in all the magic.

For full details, click here.

What do your little ones love about Disney Parks? Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #DisneyKids.

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Families That Travel Together Can Add a Free Day With This New Special Offer

posted on February 25th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Considering planning a Disney family celebration this summer? We’re happy to share a new reason you should book today – a new Magic Your Way ticket deal!
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Starting today, parties of six or more who purchase a (minimum) four-day Magic Your Way ticket will receive an additional day for everyone for free. This offer, taking place now through summer, is a great way for large families to enjoy Walt Disney World Resort together. The more, the merrier! And summer will be a great time to visit, with the debut of the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” and the opening of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train taking place this spring at Magic Kingdom Park, as well as the return of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and Star Wars Weekends at Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, respectively.

This deal can be booked now through June 14, 2014. Learn more by visiting DisneyWorld.com/Together.

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‘Let it Go’ with Adventures by Disney

posted on February 7th, 2014 by Andrae Gill, Adventures by Disney


If there’s one thing we all learned from everyone’s favorite Snow Queen – Elsa – it is that sometimes we have to just “let it go,” as her hit song on Disney’s animated feature film “Frozen” demonstrates. However, as great as that feeling could be, there are very few times where we can truly let go and not worry about a thing. I find this especially true when it comes to planning a family vacation.

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On the flip side, families have the option to book from more than 25 different trips from all over the world with Adventures by Disney. From experiencing the Great Wall of China up close to taking in the sights of the azure waters of Santorini, Adventures by Disney has a multitude of itineraries that will allow you and your family to explore a variety of different countries and cultures.

With accommodations, activities, most meals and transportation within the trip taken care of, your only worry will be to try and convince yourself and your family to just let it go. It’s hard to imagine such great vacations coming together so smoothly, but that’s what the trip planners at Adventures by Disney are for.

I’ll leave you with this clip of Elsa singing her famous song “Let it Go” in 25 different languages. Maybe this clip will give you the inspiration to find which country you’d like to visit next.


Let It Go in 25 Languages on Disney Video

Inspired by the scenery in the video? Adventures by Disney recently started accepting bookings for the new, Frozen-inspired trip to Norway. For more information, check out AdventuresByDisney.com. And, if you enjoyed the song and would like to fully let it go, join in on the fun by visiting the nearest participating theatre to watch the all-new, sing-along version of Disney’s“Frozen.”

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Save Up to 30% on Select Rooms at Walt Disney World Resort This Spring

posted on January 7th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Fireworks Above Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort
Spring is a great time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. This year, the return of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, Atlanta Braves Spring Training games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and the return of Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are just a few of the things our guests have to look forward to.

If you’re considering booking a spring vacation, now is the time to do so. Guests who book their resort stays now through March 31, 2014, (for vacations taking place March 14 – April 12, 2014, and April 20 – June 15, 2014) may receive up to 30% off the cost of their room. Plus, when you upgrade to a Magic Your Way package with a minimum four-day theme park tickets, you’ll get one more ticket day for free. Click here for full details.

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14 Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World Resort in 2014

posted on January 3rd, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


It’s officially 2014, so let this year’s vacation planning begin!

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Whether it’s new entertainment, character meet and greets, holiday celebrations or the return of annual theme park events, there’s a lot to look forward to at Disney Parks in 2014. That said, here are 14 reasons you should visit Walt Disney World Resort in 2014.

Which event or new offering are you looking forward to most? Let us know in the “comments” section below.

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New ‘Families With Little Ones’ Walt Disney World Vacation Package Offer

posted on November 1st, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Are you considering booking a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort with your little one this winter? Then our “Families With Little Ones” vacation package may be for you.

For just $999, you can book a 3-night/2-day package for a family of three (two adults, one child ages 3 to 9) that includes 2-day theme park tickets, the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan and three nights in a standard room at a Disney Value Resort hotel (excluding Disney’s Art of Animation Resort). The offer is valid for stays most nights January 5-February 12, 2014. The “Families With Little Ones” offer must be booked by December 31, 2013.

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If you haven’t visited recently, there are plenty of new things to enjoy – especially if you have young children. When vacation planning, be sure to keep in mind the New Fantasyland attractions at Magic Kingdom Park, and the enhanced Disney Junior – Live on Stage! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Exciting character meet and greets have also recently debuted or will do so in coming weeks, including princesses at Princess Fairytale Hall (Magic Kingdom Park), Anna and Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen” (Epcot), and Sofia The First (Disney’s Hollywood Studios).

Click here for more information, or to book.

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Plan 2014 Walt Disney World Resort Vacations Now and Save

posted on October 9th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Are you considering booking a Walt Disney World Resort vacation this winter? Our latest offers may be for you.

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Take advantage of this special offer and experience the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Guests who book Walt Disney World Resort vacations now through December 31, 2013, may save up to $600 for a family of 4 on a 5-night/6-day room, ticket and dining plan package at select Disney resort hotels for stays most nights January 5, 2014, through March 5, 2014. For full offer details or to book, click here.

Guests can also save up to 35% on stays at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Offer is valid most nights January 5, 2014 to March 5, 2014, and March 14 to April 12, 2014. For more details or to book, click here.

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10 Reasons to Plan Walt Disney World Vacations This Fall

posted on October 8th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Fall is one of my absolute favorite times of the year at our parks and this season is shaping up to be blast. In addition to our annual events, like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, we’ve welcomed several new offerings to the resort over the past few weeks – and who can forget that the debut of “Glow With The Show” ears is just days away!
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In case you haven’t considered visiting Walt Disney World Resort this time of year, here are 10 reasons you should.

  1. “Glow With The Show” Will Debut October 15 – “Glow With the Show” ears are set to debut at the Walt Disney World Resort on October 15 at “Fantasmic!” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and October 19 at “Wishes” fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park. These will be amazing sights to see!
  2. The Reimagined California Grill is Open – Test out the new menu at the reimagined California Grill, which recently opened its doors. Check out Pam Brandon’s previous blog posts on the restaurant’s new menu and dessert selection.

Princess Fairytale Hall Opened its Doors on September 18

  1. Princess Fairytale Hall – This new Disney princess character greeting area in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park opened its doors on September 18, and is the permanent place to meet Cinderella and Rapunzel (as well as select visiting princesses).

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties Returned on September 10

  1. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties – Our popular Halloween offering runs through November 1, and features special Happy HalloWishes fireworks, the Boo-to-You parade, trick-or-treating, and much more. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended and may actually save you money depending on the event date. Tickets are available here.
  2. 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – There’s a lot on the menu at this year’s festival, which offers more than 25 international marketplaces. Be sure to check out the dishes at the Scotland marketplace, which is new to the festival this year.
  3. Eat to the Beat Concerts Take The Stage – One of the highlights of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival are the Eat to the Beat concerts, which are included in park admission. This year’s schedule includes performances by Go-Go’s, Edwin McCain, Wilson Phillips, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Boyz II Men and more. Check out the full schedule here.
  4. Food Trucks Arrive at Downtown Disney – As Disney Parks Blog author Darcy Clark previously announced, new food trucks are on their way to Downtown Disney to offer up even more menu options. Keep your eye on the blog for more.
  5. Festival of the Masters Returns November 8 – Downtown Disney will host the 38th Festival of the Masters presented by Michaels November 8-10. This world-renowned fine arts festival features more than 150 artists showcasing their unique works in painting, sculpture, photography and other categories.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Returns November 8

  1. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Begins November 8 – Celebrate the holidays early this year at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, with event nights beginning in early November. Don’t miss this holiday offering, which includes special entertainment, fireworks, a parade, holiday decor and much more.
  2. Frozen” Character Greetings – Beginning in November, guests will be able to meet Anna and Elsa from the upcoming film “Frozen” in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot. Read more details in Shawn Slater’s original post.

What’s your favorite fall activity at the Walt Disney World Resort? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.

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