Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Attraction Comes to Disney's Animal Kingdom Park

The new Lion Guard Adventure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom sends young explorers on a park-wide search for the five Lion Guard characters: Kion, the fierce leader of the Lion Guard; Bunga, a brave and fearless honey badger; Fuli, a confident cheetah; Beshte, a friendly and good-natured hippo; and Ono, an intellectual egret.

Lion Guard - Rafiki
The Lion Guard Adventure Comes to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park


The expedition begins as guests pick up a Lion Guard Adventure Map available in select merchandise locations. Youngsters will search for character statues hidden in themed locations throughout the park that represent each animal. For instance, Kion, the son of Simba, can be found in the Africa section of the park, Ono, the egret can be found near the Tree of Life, and Beshte, the hippo is hidden in Harambe. At each stop, there’s a Lion Guard banner and a sign with the character’s attribute.

As guests journey through the park, they learn about animals and the Circle of Life along the way. Once all five character traits are discovered, the adventure culminates at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Here, cast members induct participants into the Lion Guard with a special pledge, fun activities, and a Lion Guard Button identifying them as honorary members. Plus, featured character from The Lion Guard, Rafiki, joins the newest inductees for a memorable photo opportunity.

See more at www.SaveAtWDW.com

Cinderella Castle Suite Sweepstakes!


How does a chance to win a five-night/six-day Walt Disney World Resort vacation sound to you?
What about the ultimate slumber party – a night in the Cinderella Castle Suite at the Magic Kingdom? Plus a chance for you and your family to meet Disney Channel’s Sofia Carson and Sabrina Carpenter from the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, Adventures in Babysitting!

The Disney Channel is kicking off the month of February in a big way! Now through February 28, register for a chance to win the Disney Channel’s Epic Adventure Sweepstakes. One lucky contestant will receive a five night/six day Walt Disney World Resort Vacation which includes:

  • One night stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite at Magic Kingdom Park
  • A chance to meet Sofia Carson and Sabrina Carpenter from the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Adventures in Babysitting

Visit www.Disney.com/EpicAdventureSweeps to get more information and register for a chance to win.

Good luck!



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2 New Walt Disney World Offers, 5 Great Resort Hotels

Today Magical Vacations Travel announced two new offers for select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Mid-June Offer - Walt Disney World

TRAVEL WINDOW: JUNE 13 THROUGH JUNE 18, 2016

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Standard View Rooms
Disney's All Star Sports Resort, Standard View Rooms

And if you're traveling later this summer, you can save big with this Mid-August offer from Magical Vacations Travel. 

August Offer - Walt Disney World Resort

TRAVEL WINDOW: AUG 16 THROUGH AUG 28, 2016

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Standard View Rooms & Savannah View Rooms
Disney's Beach Club Resort - Standard View Rooms
Disney's Contemporary Resort - Outer Building - Garden View Rooms



This offer is limited and subject to availability. Please note this offer cannot be combined with other offers, This offer includes complimentary MagicBands, Fastpass+ availability 60-Days prior to arrival, and dining reservations 180 days prior to arrival. This is an agency-exclusive offer. Contact Darren at Magical Vacations Travel.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Say Good RIddance to Lights Motors Action

“Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show” will be closing on April 2, 2016 to make way for the largest expansion in Hollywood Studios history!  I thought it would be fun to look back at this not-so-popular attraction just in case you want to give it one more chance before it's gone forever.

A cast of more than 30 stunt drivers, technicians, actors and stunt managers thrills audiences with pulse-pounding chases featuring automobiles, motorcycles and high-powered watercraft. Customized and modified, these vehicles utilize almost every corner of the outdoor theater during the 30-minute show.
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The arena for “Lights, Motors, Action!” — a huge, 6.5-acre “stage” featuring a Mediterranean village set — allows stunt drivers to perform high-speed spins, two-wheeled driving, jumps, pyrotechnic explosions, high falls and plenty of surprises created just as they are performed for the silver screen. The premise of the show is the filming of a European spy thriller, and after each scene unfolds live, the director combines shots into the completed scene that is played on a mammoth LCD video display for the audience of 5,000.

Other highlights of “Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show”:

Guests enter the arena through the garage — or atelier — as mechanics and technicians tune the show vehicles. Large windows offer guests behind-the-scenes views.

The show features more than 30 vehicles on stage and inside the garage area.
Each vehicle is highly modified to perform the many extreme stunts. For example, each car is equipped with four forward gears and four reverse gears, enabling them to travel as fast in reverse gears as they do in forward gears.

Vehicles include high-performance automobiles, motorcycles and watercraft as well as surprise vehicles, including one designed to drive backwards and another designed to split in half. “Herbie,” the loveable “car star” from several Disney films, makes a special cameo appearance.

Vehicles are designated by color so the audience will always know which is the hero vehicle (the red one) and which is the chase vehicle (the one painted black).

Meticulous planning, practice and timing are dedicated to each stunt. Because of the choreography involved, crew members liken the synchronized driving to a “ballet on wheels.”

Sunday, January 10, 2016

June Discount Offer from Magical Vacations Travel

Late June / July 4th Walt Disney World Offer

TRAVEL WINDOW: JUNE 19 THROUGH JULY 6, 2016

Freedom Rocks! And so does this offer from Magical Vacations Travel! Rates as low as$1,672.63* that includes 5-day theme park passes with BONUS FEATURE** and a 4-night stay in a standard room at Disney’s All Star Music Resort for  for a family of 4. Disney Dining Plans also available!
Other great rates are available for alternate lengths of stay, resorts and party sizes.
Posted by Darren Wittko of Magical Vacations Travel

Disney's All Star Music Resort

  • Standard rooms
  • Family Suites

 

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

  • Standard View rooms

Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside

  • Standard View and
  • Royal Guest - Garden View

Disney's Beach Club Resort

  • Standard View 
  • Standard View - Club Level 

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

  • Standard View 
  • Garden View - Club Level

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Outer Building - Garden View
  • Outer Building - Club Level



Posted by Darren Wittko of Magical Vacations Travel
This offer is limited and subject to availability. Please note this offer cannot be combined with other offers, This offer includes complimentary MagicBands, Fastpass+ availability 60-Days prior to arrival, and dining reservations 180 days prior to arrival. This is an agency-exclusive offer. Contact Darren at Magical Vacations Travel, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner
**Bonus Feature - receive One (1) complimentary visit to your choice of the following: Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, or One (1) round of golf at Disney's Oak Trail 9-hole Golf Course. The Complimentary Bonus Feature only applies to packages with a minimum 2-Day Base Park Pass.
*Sample package price based on 2 adults, 1 junior (ages 10-17), and 1 child (ages 3-9) for a 4-Night/5-Day room and theme park ticket.

Late May Discount Offer | Walt Disney World Resort

Late May 2016 - Walt Disney World Offers

TRAVEL WINDOW: MAY 26 THROUGH JUNE 4, 2016

As luck (May) have it here's another May exclusive offer for the Walt Disney World Resort by Magical Vacations Travel. Rates as low as $1,642.95* for 5-day theme park passes with BONUS FEATURE** and a 4-night stay in a standard room at Disney’s Pop Century Resort for a family of 4. Disney Dining Plans also available! 
Other great rates are available for alternate lengths of stay, resorts and party sizes.
Posted by Darren Wittko of Magical Vacations Travel
Disney's Polynesian Resort Rates

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

  • Standard View rooms
  • Garden View - Club Level rooms 

Disney's Contemporary Resort

  • Garden Wing - Standard View rooms

Disney's Beach Club Resort

  • Standard View rooms

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

  • Standard View rooms

Disney's Pop Century Resort

  • Standard View rooms
Posted by Darren Wittko of Magical Vacations Travel
This offer is limited and subject to availability. Please note this offer cannot be combined with other offers, This offer includes complimentary MagicBands, Fastpass+ availability 60-Days prior to arrival, and dining reservations 180 days prior to arrival. This is an agency-exclusive offer. Contact Darren at Magical Vacations Travel, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner
**Bonus Feature - receive One (1) complimentary visit to your choice of the following: Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, or One (1) round of golf at Disney's Oak Trail 9-hole Golf Course. The Complimentary Bonus Feature only applies to packages with a minimum 2-Day Base Park Pass.
*Sample package price based on 2 adults, 1 junior (ages 10-17), and 1 child (ages 3-9) for a 4-Night/5-Day room and theme park ticket.

May Discount Offer - Walt Disney World

Early May 2016 - Walt Disney World Offer

TRAVEL WINDOW: MAY 1 THROUGH MAY 10, 2016

April showers bring May flowers (and great savings) to the Walt Disney World Resort! Rates as low as $1,642.95* with this exclusive offer from Magical Vacations Travel. 5-day theme park passes with BONUS FEATURE** and a 4-night stay in a standard room at Disney’s Pop Century Resort for a family of 4. Disney Dining Plans also available!
Other great rates are available for alternate lengths of stay, resorts and party sizes.
Posted by Darren Wittko of Magical Vacations Travel

Disney's Pop Century Resort

  • Standard View rooms

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Standard View rooms

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

  • Royal Guest Room - Standard View

Disney's Contemporary Resort

  • Garden WingStandard View rooms

Disney's Boardwalk Inn

  • Standard View rooms

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

  • Standard View rooms
  • Garden View Club Level rooms
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort offer

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Garden View - Outer Building rooms
  • Club Level - Outer Building rooms


Posted by Darren Wittko of Magical Vacations Travel
This offer is limited and subject to availability. Please note this offer cannot be combined with other offers, This offer includes complimentary MagicBands, Fastpass+ availability 60-Days prior to arrival, and dining reservations 180 days prior to arrival. This is an agency-exclusive offer. Contact Darren at Magical Vacations Travel, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner
**Bonus Feature - receive One (1) complimentary visit to your choice of the following: Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, or One (1) round of golf at Disney's Oak Trail 9-hole Golf Course. The Complimentary Bonus Feature only applies to packages with a minimum 2-Day Base Park Pass.
*Sample package price based on 2 adults, 1 junior (ages 10-17), and 1 child (ages 3-9) for a 4-Night/5-Day room and theme park ticket.