Walt Disney World & World Travels

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While I haven’t been out to Disneyland yet to see this, the video is beautiful!  Really makes me want to get out there as soon as possible.

World of Color Disney California Adventure

If you’d like to see it in person, call or email Second Star Travels for a no-obligation quote.  There are some great deals for Disneyland vacations available right now and World of Color is a great reason to go!


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!


Disney and pizza.  If you’re like me, those two things have never gone well together.  The crust has never been right and the sauce, blech.   I’ve never liked the park or resort pizzas.

A new 300 seat restaurant is under construction in the Italy pavilion.  Wood fired pizzas and dough made with water similar to the water back in Naples.  I hope it tastes as good as it sounds!  There is no name for the restaurant yet, but it is expected to open in Fall 2010.  The new restaurant will be owned and operated by the Patina Restaurant Group.  They also own Naples 45 on Park Ave in NY and Naples Ristorante e Napolini in Downtown Disney at Disneyland.

The details have been released!  Sign up on Disney’s Give a Day Get a Day website, volunteer a day’s work and you’ll get a ticket to Disney World or Disneyland.  You must be 18 to sign up, but children 6 & up can participate and earn free tickets. One ticket per person, regardless of the number of times you volunteer. Program begins January 1, 2010 and continues until tickets are distributed or until December 15, 2010, whichever occurs first. Your voucher for a free ticket must be redeemed by December 15, 2010, and used on the same day of redemption.

The website has been very busy today, but I do recommend signing up early to make sure you don’t miss out.  This program is a win-win for everyone!  Charity organizations that are desperate for help will get it;  you’ll feel better for having done something “good” and you’ll be rewarded with a free ticket to Disney.

Disney’s Give a Day Get a Day

As I’ve been getting started, promoting my new business a lot of people have looked at me like I was crazy.   People don’t use travel agents anymore and they are certainly not travelling during these economic times, right?   Actually this is the perfect time to use a travel agent and there are some wonderful deals out there for families to take advantage of.

Why should you use a travel agent?   My question is why wouldn’t you?  There is no additional cost to you, and it may save you some extra money.   The internet has made it easy for people to check out prices, however; those prices change all the time.  Do you want to spend your time making sure that you have the best price, every day?  Why not let your professional travel agent do that.  I price monitor for my clients and rebook packages at lower prices if/when they become available.  

If you’re planning a Disney trip a good reason to use an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner is to protect yourself from unscrupolous businesses.  I recently posted a story about the 7 people arrested for selling fake/used Disney Magic Your Way tickets.    I will tell you now, there are very very very few discounts on Disney park tickets.  If someone is offering a “great deal” on tickets, they’re probably not legit; or they’re going to expect you to sit through several hours of high pressure time share sales presentations.   An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner has also spent a good deal of time training on Disney products and has extensive knowledge of Disney travel.  I have graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge and am an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.   What does that mean to you? It means you get an agent that specializes in Disney, an agent that is going to make sure that you are booking the best resort  for you; the best ticket for you; the right dining plan for you.  Not all Disney trips are alike, nor should they be.    There are 24 Disney owned resorts to choose from, because of my experience and training, I’ll be able to find the right one for you.  Make sure you work with someone that will plan your magical Disney trip, not theirs.

Travelling during uncertain economic times may sound like a crazy idea, but there are some incredible deals to be found right now.   How would you like to go to Disney World and eat for free. Yes, I said eat for FREE. Book a Disney vacation package (hotel & Theme Park tickets) and get the Disney Dining Plan FREE*!  

Maybe you’ve been thinking about going on a cruise.  There is one special that has me really excited right now;  Disney Cruise Lines has a special offer for kids to sail FREE on select Mediterranean Cruises in Spring 2010.  Talk about a wonderful experience for the whole family!  Explore different ports in Europe while cruising with the Disney difference.   Not sure about cruising?  I was worried if the kids would like it so I took my family for their 1st cruise this summer and the kids were trying to book the next cruise before we got off the ship.  A 3 night cruise is good for trying cruising the 1st time, but I’ll warn you that if you like it; the cruise will be over way to fast!  The best news is, kids now sail FREE on 3 & 4 night cruises to the Bahamas Winter/Spring 2010!  Now you can try a short cruise for a fantastic price! 

Thinking of going to California?  Disneyland has some amazing offers right now.  Save $400 on 4 day/4 night trips, that as low at $87 per person per day!   There are also offers at the Good Neighbors hotels with a 3rd or 4th night free.  Great way to experience the special Halloween  & Holiday specials events! 

The use of a travel agent allows you to relax and leave the work to the expert; all at no cost to you.  I may be a little biased, but I think it’s crazy not to use a travel agent.  Disney can be a great value vacation, but it’s not cheap.  Don’t throw away your money by not planning properly.    Who can pass up FREE dining or FREE extra nights?   That’s how a family can travel during these times, by using a travel agent that finds them the best deals and the right vacation for them!

*Offer available for stays most nights 9/26/09 – 11/24/09 & 11/29/09 – 13/17/09.   Must be booked by 9/26/09.

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