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This is really cool.  Walt Disney Imagineering filmed this behind the scenes peek at the technology they are developing for the new Disney Cruise Line ships, Dream and Fantasy.  Give it a watch, these guys are good!

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A sneak peek at the new Villians Tonight on board the Disney Magic.

What do you think?  Like it? Love it?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

This has been a crazy winter all across the country!  I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a vacation!  My trip is planned for June.  Resort reservations are made, dining reservations are planned.  All I need to do now is wait (not my strongest suit!) and pack.  Have you planned your Spring break or Summer vacation?  Not sure what to do or where to go?  I’ve got a few  suggestions.  Check out the special offers at Disney World, Disneyland & Disney Cruise Line.
Disney Special Offers

Walt Disney World Florida: Grab an Offer that’s Out of This World!

  • Accommodations for 5 nights right in the middle of the magic
  • A 6-Day Magic Your Way Base Ticket, with admission to one of the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks for each day of your Client’s package stay
  • FREE $300 Disney Gift Card for stays at a select Disney Value Resort, OR
    FREE $500 Disney Gift Card for stays at a select Disney Moderate Resort, OR FREE $750 Disney Gift Card for stays at a select Disney Deluxe Resort or a select Disney Deluxe Villa Resort

Book now – March 27, 2010.  This offer is available most nights through June 3, 2010

Disneyland California Winter/Spring special

Book a 3-night, 5-day Disneyland Resort vacation package and get two more hotel nights FREE!  Book now through April 1, 2010 for travel during the following dates:

  • Jan. 5 – 14, 2010
  • Jan. 18 – Feb. 11, 2010
  • Feb. 15 – March 27, 2010
  • April 11 – 29, 2010

Disney Cruise Line

As they say, I think I’ve saved the best for last.  Two incredible offers from Disney Cruise Line:  Visit Europe starting from $699
per person based on double occupancy for 14 night Transatlantic sailing on April 10, 2010  or choose a Mediterranean cruise starting from $999 per person based on double occupancy for 10 or 11 night Mediterranean sailings on April 24 and May 5, 2010. Explore favorite ports in Europe and venture to incredible places. Combine this with the outstanding personal service, enchanting experiences and unmatched entertainment that is distinctive to Disney Cruise Line and you will have the vacation of a lifetime!

Disney Special Events:

  • Epcot Flower and Garden Festival dates have been released!  March 3, 2010 – May 16, 2010.

Flower Power Concert Series featuring music from the 60’s and 70’s (Show Location America Gardens Theatre):
Show times 5:15pm, 6:30pm & 7:45pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

3/05 – 3/07: Jose Feliciano
3/12 – 3/14: Paul Revere & The Raiders
3/19 – 3/21: David Cassidy
3/26 – 3/28: Starship Starring Mickey Thomas
4/02 – 4/04: Tony Orlando
4/09 – 4/11: Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
4/16 – 4/18: Ricky Nelson Remembered featuring The Nelsons
4/23 – 4/25: Atlanta Rhythm Section
4/30 – 5/02: Fran Cosmo/Boston (70’s)
5/07 – 5/09: Davy Jones (60’s)
5/14 – 5/16: Chubby Checker & The Wildcats (60’s) Note: The concert schedule is subject to change without notice

Disney Park News:

  • Splash Mountain is scheduled to be closed 1/3/10 – 2/27/10 for refurbishment.  Dates are subject to change.
  • McDonalds at Downtown Disney will be closing in late April 2010 and will be replaced by a new restaurant later this year.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios Backlot Tour will be closed for refurbishment 2/15/10- 3/27/10
  • Blizzard Beach water park will be shut down for its annual winter refurb 1/11/10 – 3/20/10

Movie News:

In other (non-Disney) news:

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is scheduled to open in Spring 2010 (check my blog for updates).  Let me help you plan your Universal Studios/Islands of Adventures trip.

Start thinking about your Spring and Summer vacation plans.  I’m here to help, and remember there is never a fee for my services!

Have a Magical Day!

Michelle

There’s a lot going on with Disney Cruise Line lately.  The most recent announcements include a new show,  new activities for kids and a joint announcement from DCL & Adventures by Disney.

Premiering March 27, 2010 on the Disney Magic is the first show all about Disney villains.  A description of the show from Disneycruiseline.com:

“Villains Tonight!” begins as Hades and his faithful sidekicks, Pain and Panic (“Hercules”), welcome new souls (the audience) to the Underworld. But instead of a frightening realm, guests will discover that Hades has turned the Underworld into an upbeat and happier place. The lively fun comes to a halt when The Fates arrive and predict that Hades will lose his position as Lord of the Underworld if he doesn’t ramp up the evil factor.

Worried by the news, Hades checks his Evil-O-Meter and discovers it is running dangerously low. So he comes up with a plan: He’ll conjure up the very best of the worst – the most powerful Disney villains – to help him replenish the world of evil. What ensues is a comical journey as Hades, Pain and Panic embark on a quest filled with wacky antics and amusing musical numbers featuring everyone’s favorite Disney villains and their sidekicks.

“Villains Tonight!” features a “Who’s Who” of the Disney villains, including Disney’s newest crook, Dr. Facilier from “The Princess and the Frog.” The show also features classic divas and scoundrels like Ursula (“The Little Mermaid”), the Evil Queen (“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”), Captain Hook (“Peter Pan”) and Scar (“The Lion King”).

During “Villains Tonight!,” the 977-seat Walt Disney Theatre becomes a hilariously wicked world through the use of elaborate sets and special effects, extravagant costumes and a fun-filled, contemporary musical score.

This past week came the announcement that kids will be able to “customize” their activities on their vacations.  No longer will activities be divided up by age, now they’ll be more “interests” centered.  Cooking, puzzles, computer games….kids will play with kids interested in the same things they are.

The last big piece of news is great for those that have wrestling with the idea of a Disney Cruise or an Adventures by Disney vacation.  “Mediterranean Magic” is the best of both worlds:

Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise Line® present an extraordinary new way to experience the Mediterranean. Disney Cruise Line Guests can now enhance their 10- and 11-Night Mediterranean Cruises with the extra magic of an Adventures by Disney vacation! Combining our personal service and expertise in guided travel across the world with the enchantment of a Disney cruise, the Mediterranean Magic brings you an exquisite selection of unique onboard activities and premium shore experiences designed to immerse you and your family in the cultures and sights of the incredible Mediterranean region.

As part of our world-renowned Disney Difference, our Adventure Guides serve as VIP hosts and expert tour guides, overseeing every aspect of your journey. We’ll handle the details so that you can relish some of the Mediterranean’s most captivating cities! We have thoughtfully planned every excursion and taken care of all port meals so that you can truly enjoy every shore experience and spend your time together as a family having the time of your lives.
What’s Included?
All shore experiences and meals, onboard and onshore photos and gratuities, a night of adult fine dining and wine tasting at Palo, private receptions and special activities on board the Disney Magic!

If that’s not enough, here’s a quick reminder of things previously announced:

Everyone is looking forward to the new ships; the Disney Dream will set sail in January 2011 and the Disney Fantasy is scheduled to debut in 2012.

New itineraries are popping up.  This spring the Disney Magic will make a Trans-Atlantic sailing and then spend the summer sailing the Mediterranean.  While the Magic is gone, the Disney Wonder will be changing up her usual schedule and sailing on some 5 night cruises.

2011 will begin the first time Disney has cruised to Alaska!   In April 2011, set sail from Los Angeles, CA to Vancouver, Canada as the Disney Magic repositions for it’s Alaska cruise season.  From May – September, spend 7 nights cruising from Vancouver to Alaska.  In September, the Magic will reposition back to Los Angeles for 7, 8 and 10 night Mexican Riviera cruises.

Castaway Cay is undergoing some pretty cool renovations!  The new playset out in the water is coming along nicely and there will be more facilities added to the island in anticipation of the Dream & Fantasy’s arrival.

This is the perfect vacation for everyone in your whole family from 1-92. With all that’s going on, it’s a perfect time to book your Disney Cruise Line vacation!

If you’ve been thinking, considering or just dreaming about a Disney vacation I urge you to consider booking it now.  Several specials are about to end and as you’ll see in the news article below, there may not be as many discounts in 2010.

  • Disney’s Buy 4 Get 3 deal booking window ends on December 20th, 2009.  This special is good for travel most dates between now and March 27th 2010.
  • Disney Cruise Line Kids Sail Free on Mediterranean cruises booking window ends on January 22, 2010 for sailing dates April 24-May 26, 2010.
  • The 2 vacations for the price of 1 offer:  Book select Adventures by Disney vacations and get a FREE 3 night cruise on Disney Cruise Line booking window closes on January 15, 2010.

To book any of the deals above, just call or email me today!  Even if you’re not sure, we can put a deposit down to hold the special while you make up your mind.

Another big news announcement this week came from Allegiant Air.  Beginning February 1, 2010; Allegiant Air will be flying into Orlando’s MCO airport.  Great news for those looking for cheap flights and the ability to use Disney’s Magical Express transportation!

Disney to Curb Park Discounts as Economy Recovers (Update1)
bloomberg.com

By Andy Fixmer

Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) — Walt Disney Co. expects to offer fewer discounts at U.S. theme parks in 2010 as the economy improves, according to Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger.

The world’s biggest theme-park operator has already reduced discounts from a year ago, Iger said today at a UBS AG investor conference in New York. Disney added promotions in November 2008 to attract visitors during the credit crunch.

“We will be able to continue to dial that back over the latter part of 2010,” Iger said, referring to discounts on hotel rooms, food and merchandise. “We are not making these commitments yet until we see the marketplace conditions.”

After previous recessions, Disney has scaled back the promotions, Iger said. Since last year, the company has offered free hotel nights and discounts on food and merchandise. The parks unit has reported four straight quarters of lower revenue and profit compared with year-ago periods.

To contact the reporter on this story: Andy Fixmer in Los Angeles at afixmer@bloomberg.net

Last Updated: December 9, 2009 17:08 EST

Still looking for that perfect holiday present?  A Disney family vacation will leave a lasting impression with wonderful memories for all!

Thanks for reading and as always, Have a Magical Day!

Michelle

I don’t know about you, but seeing Sailor Mickey in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade really made me want to take a cruise!  I really want to take the 7 night cruise, just can’t decide between the Eastern & Western itineraries…..

If you didn’t see the parade, here’s a little more about it and some video of the making of the Sailor Mickey balloon.

I will write more about this later, but for now check out the beautiful/awesome and really cool (all I’m gonna say is “AquaDuck”)  new Disney Dream!  Setting sail Jan 26, 2011.

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