Ticket Price Change

Admission prices for Walt Disney World and Disneyland were adjusted on Sunday, February 11, 2018.  This price change takes effect immediately for stand-alone ticket purchases. Ticket prices will be updated on vacation packages by February 21, 2018.  Right now is the perfect time to jump on booking your 2018 Disney vacation package.  By booking before…
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Unique Summer 2018 Walt Disney World Meal Offer

A unique offer is back for summer 2018 Walt Disney World packages.  This offer includes one free quick service meal per person, per night of your package. This offer is only available at value hotel rooms, and for summer travel dates May 29 to August 25, 2018.  Booking on this offer only lasts through February…
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Memories of a Cold Disney Vacation

One of the vacations we reference most frequently at home was a cold January trip we took this time 8 years ago.  This was the first time either of us had experienced Florida cold.  We mistakenly sat at home in the freezing Midwest and thought 30s and 40s would feel warm in Florida.  We left…
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New Spring 2018 Walt Disney World Discount

A new offer is now available for spring 2018 travel to Walt Disney World!  This new offer has both a room and package option.  When  using the package discount, you can get a free one day ticket upgrade when you include a 5-Day Park Hopper or 5-Day Park Hopper Plus. If you’re thinking of traveling…
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Half Deposit Offer on Disney Cruise Line

One of my favorite offers is currently available for 7-Night or longer sailings on Disney Cruise Line – a half deposit!  This offer reduces your initial deposit amount by half, reallocating the other half to the remaining balance due by your final payment due date.  Deposit amounts vary by cruise and stateroom.  This half deposit…
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Travel Insurance Temporarily Unavailable

Beginning December 29, 2017 travel insurance will not be available to add to packages for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Aulani.  Previously purchased policies remain in effect.  A new policy will be available sometime in the new year, insurance provider and price to be determined.  This was a sudden announcement from Walt Disney Travel Co.,…
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Early 2019 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line has released itineraries for early 2019! Schedules are out through April-early May 2019.  Summer 2019 schedules will be released in 2018. The new itineraries open for booking by Platinum Castaway Club members on October 30, 2017.  On October 31, they open to Gold members, then November 1 for Silver Castaway Club.  On Thursday, November 2 the…
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Trial Allows Dogs in Rooms at 4 Walt Disney World Hotels

In your news today, Walt Disney World will now allow dogs to stay in 4 select hotels on property.  This trial opportunity is currently available for hotel stays October 15, 2017 to October 15, 2018.  The four hotels included are Art of Animation, Port Orleans Riverside, Yacht Club, and the Cabins at Fort Wilderness. There…
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New 2018 Walt Disney World Discounts

The first offers for 2018 Walt Disney World vacations are now available!  There are two main offers, plus variations on those offers.  See the end of this post for more details. The best offer is the Play, Stay, Dine offer, which is among the best discounts offered on Walt Disney World packages.  This offer covers…
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Hurricane Irma – Summary of Impact

Hurricane Irma kept us in suspense for over a week as we watched her strengthen and slowly move across the Atlantic.  Even in her last throes she surprised us with a move inland and aimed more directly at central Florida than was predicted. The Walt Disney World resort closed all four parks, two water parks,…
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What to Expect: 2018 Walt Disney World

Picking the dates of your Walt Disney World vacation is one the first decisions you’ll make.  If you’re not sure when you’d like to travel and would like an easy overview to help you decide, you’re in the right place!  Already selected your trip dates and want a little more insight into that time of…
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My High and Low of 2017 D23 Expo Announcements

If you haven’t heard, more announcements than I can count on two hands were made at 2017’s D23 Expo.  Many of these have been floating around as rumors for some time, but some took me by complete surprise.  If you need a refresher on the announcements, here is a recap post from the Disney Parks…
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Boardwalk Innkeepers Club Review

The Innkeepers Club is the concierge level of the Boardwalk Inn.  Club Level at Walt Disney World hotels involves a designated set of rooms, pre-arrival concierge services, on-site concierge desk, and Club Lounge. The Innkeepers Club is located on the 4th floor of the Boardwalk Inn.  Most of the Club Level rooms are located inside…
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Fall 2017 Walt Disney World Discount

New room discounts were released for select dates October through December 2017!  There are also package versions of this same discount.  Some weekend and holiday check-in dates are excluded from the discount. If you’re thinking of a trip this year, now is the time to book!  Some popular travel dates are already sold out at many…
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Book 2018 Walt Disney World Vacations

2018 Walt Disney World rooms and packages are now available for booking!  From the initial release, rooms are only available 499 in advance.  By August 19, 2017 all 2018 Walt Disney World hotel rooms will be available to book. There are some changes to the Magical Extras included with Magic Your Way Packages.  Changes to…
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