Friday, October 19, 2018

19 New Experiences Coming to Walt Disney World in 2019

Now is the time to start planning that 2019 Disney World vacation! There are so many exciting things coming to the parks in are just 19 reasons to visit in 2019 and this doesn't even include Star Wars Land or some of the other attractions set to open!

Starting Jan. 18…
  1. To honor THE Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration will bring music, dancing and fun to Magic Kingdom.
  2. The new “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party” at Magic Kingdom will have you dancing with Mickey, Minnie and their pals in front of Cinderella Castle. Live singers will be presenting new arrangements of classic “Mickey Mouse Club” songs! Just love!
  3. The Dapper Dans and other entertainers on Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom will sing songs in honor of our favorite mouse, Mickey.
  4. Look for special Mickey- and Minnie-themed merchandise and food!
  5. And this is a Surprise watch for more special Limited-Time Magic entertainment and other experiences to pop up periodically around Magic Kingdom.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Top 10 Photos You Should Take at Disney World

Whether it’s your first visit or your tenth, there are certain family photo ops that should be in your photo album!

10. Gaston’s Chair: In Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom, you can find Gaston’s Tavern. Like Gaston in the movie Beauty and the Beast, Gaston uses “antlers in all [his] decorating.” From chandeliers to wall décor to Gaston’s oversized chair, antlers are everywhere!

Gaston's Chair in Gaston's Tavern

Friday, October 5, 2018

Five Things Your Disney Vacation Planner Wants You to Know!

As a Disney vacation planner at Wishdrawals Travel, sometimes I spent a lot of time with a client preparing them for their vacation, build a relationship, chat via phone and email, and sometimes even become friends! Even if you book last minute, I try everything I can do to make sure your Disney vacation is magical.

So, what do I want you to know about me and my fellow vacation planners?

1. We WANT to find you a discount! We actually consider it a triumph to save you some money. Did you know that when Disney releases discount promotions, we wake up really early, sit at the computer and/or on hold with Disney for hours just to save you money if we can? Then we continue to check periodically to see if it comes available later.

Did you know that our commission is cut when we save you money, and yet we STILL try to save you money and cost you nothing!

Friday, August 31, 2018

All About Disneyland's MaxPass

What is MaxPass?  Disney MaxPass helps you maximize your experience at the Disneyland Resort by giving you the ability to book your FASTPASS attractions through the mobile app rather than physically going to each ride to get a FASTPASS return ticket. It also comes with unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads from the day, and it’s all managed through the Disneyland App.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Fireworks & Nighttime Shows at Walt Disney World

For many  who visit Disney World, seeing one--or more!--of the amazing nighttime shows is a huge part of their experience. There are so many opportunities to see evening shows, and there is something in every park! 
Magic Kingdom Park
Happily Ever After – This 18-minute spectacular has fireworks and projections on the castle and is truly breathtaking. Happily Ever After has a new musical score but also features some iconic moments from classic Disney films such as The Little  Mermaid and Aladdin plus modern favorites like Moana, Tangled, and even Pirates of the Caribbean.

Friday, July 6, 2018

A Disney Family Sails Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas!

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas is one of the largest cruise ships in the world and is packed with family and adult fun for almost everyone. In recent years, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has come on strong in the cruise line industry with their offerings of diverse ports of call, novelty options on board (ice skating, rock climbing, flow riders, zip lines, etc.), and a price point that generally far less than some of the more acclaimed cruise lines. The Oasis of the Seas offers a great value with a lot of amenities that will appeal to the most stringent of budgets.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Update on Changes at Disney World Caribbean Beach Resort (Part 2)

Last week I talked a bit about some of the construction at Caribbean Beach Resort. Today, we're going to cover the dining options coming soon to the Old Port Royale area of Caribbean Beach and cover the third major phase of construction here.

A view of the construction at Old Port Royale.