Monday, October 13, 2014

1964-1965 Worlds Fair Exhibit


Disney fans know how important the Worlds Fair was to Walt and future theme park attractions. Today I stumbled upon a great museum exhibit at Grand Central Station's Transit Museum. Here are some photos of the exhibit including Some of a scale model of the fairgrounds. 

Most surprising to me was learning just how inspirational the fair was to Walt Disney Imagineers when they were designing Epcot. From the futuristic pavilions with corporate sponsors to world showcase, to Leave a Legacy, Epcot truly is (or was) a perminent worlds fair. (Posted on my iPhone) 


Friday, October 10, 2014

Disney's Tomorrowland comes to theaters May 22, 2015!

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.





Darren Wittko is the creator of The Best of Walt Disney World and a Disney Destinations Specialist at Magical Vacations Travel. Voted "best of the best Disney travel agent"  by readers of the 2015 Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Disney World Room Discount + Gift Card Offer!

Save up to 30% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights Jan. 5-March 28, 2015 when you book now-Dec. 29, 2014.

walt disney world late winter discount offer


Save up to 30% off at Select Walt Disney World Resorts
January 5, March 28, 2015
  • Are you interested in a room-only offer? Save up to 30% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights Jan. 5-March 28, 2015 when they book now-Dec. 31, 2014.
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Agent Exclusive: Disney World Gift Card Offer on Most Magic Your Way Packages! 
  • Book a Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or Disney Cruise Line package with Darren Wittko and receive a Disney gift card up to $1000!
  • The Disney Gift Card is an exciting way for your family to shop, dine, stay or play the Disney way! Use it just like cash for practically all things Disney! 
  • •Gift card can be redeemed at select merchandise, food, ticketing, Guest Service locations, as well as Resort Hotel room nights. Not accepted or valid at all locations. Gift cards are based on total cost of trip. Not valid on agency-exclusive offers. Bookings under $1000 are not eligible. 

Darren Wittko is the creator of The Best of Walt Disney World and a Disney Destinations Specialist at Magical Vacations Travel. Voted "best of the best Disney travel agent"  by readers of the 2015 Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World.

Disney World Play Stay Dine + Gift Card Offer!

You can Play, Stay, Dine and Save up to $600* on a 5-night/6-day Walt Disney Travel Company room, ticket and dining plan package for a family of four at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights Dec. 14-20, 2014 and Jan. 5-March 7, 2015 when they book now-Dec. 29, 2014.



Play, Stay and Dine Offer + Disney Gift Card! 
December 14 - 20, 2014 & January 5 - March 7, 2015
  • Play, Stay, Dine and Save up to $600 on a 5-night/6-day Walt Disney Travel Company room, ticket and dining plan package for a family of four at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights Dec. 14-20, 2014.
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Agent Exclusive: Disney World Gift Card Offer on Most Magic Your Way Packages! 

  • Book a Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or Disney Cruise Line package with Darren Wittko and receive a Disney gift card up to $1000!
  • The Disney Gift Card is an exciting way for your family to shop, dine, stay or play the Disney way! Use it just like cash for practically all things Disney! 
  • •Gift card can be redeemed at select merchandise, food, ticketing, Guest Service locations, as well as Resort Hotel room nights. Not accepted or valid at all locations. Gift cards are based on total cost of trip. Not valid on agency-exclusive offers. Bookings under $1000 are not eligible. 


Darren Wittko is the creator of The Best of Walt Disney World and a Disney Destinations Specialist at Magical Vacations Travel. Voted "best of the best Disney travel agent"  by readers of the 2015 Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Disney World Discount Alert! Disney Visa Cardmembers can enjoy two special offers!

Stay, Play and Dine Offer!

Dec. 14-20, 2014 and Jan. 5-March 7, 2015
Jan. 5 - March 28, 2015 (room only offer) 
Book now-Dec. 29, 2014

Cardmembers can Play, Stay, Dine and Save up to $600 on a 5-night/6-day Walt Disney Travel Company room, ticket and dining plan package for a family of four at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights Dec. 14-20, 2014 and Jan. 5-March 7, 2015 when book now-Dec. 29, 2014.
Are you interested in a room-only offer? Cardmembers can save up to 30% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights Jan. 5-March 28, 2015 when they book now-Dec. 31, 2014.
The deposit must be paid with a Disney Visa Card at the time of booking. The reservation must be booked in the Disney Visa Cardmember’s name.

Click here to start your quote. 

Darren Wittko is the creator of The Best of Walt Disney World and a Disney Destinations Specialist at Magical Vacations Travel. Voted "best of the best Disney travel agent"  by readers of the 2015 Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World.



Friday, October 3, 2014

Epcot Candlelight Processional 2015

During this favorite holiday tradition, the rich sounds of a full orchestra and choir fill the America Gardens Theatre as a special celebrity guest narrator takes the stage for a stirring retelling of the Christmas story accompanied by inspiring music.

New to the Candlelight Processional stage are Jonathan Groff, voice of the character Kristoff in Disney’s “Frozen”; Joe Morton, who plays Kerry Washington’s father on “Scandal”; and actress Ana Gasteyer. Check out the full schedule below.

Epcot Candlelight Processional Lineup 2015


Nov. 28-29 Jodi Benson
Nov. 30-Dec. 2 Neil Patrick Harris
Dec. 3-4 Jonathan Groff
Dec. 5-6 Whoopi Goldberg (View Our Room & Ticket Discount Offer)
Dec. 7-9 TBD
Dec. 9-11 TBD
Dec. 12-14 Joe Morton
Dec. 15-17 Chita Rivera
Dec. 18-20 Ana Gasteyer
Dec. 21-23 Marlee Matlin
Dec. 24-25 Isabella Rossellini
Dec. 26-27 Blair Underwood
Dec. 28-30 Steven Curtis Chapman

Show times are at 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m and 8:15 p.m. nightly. Show times on Dec. 7 are at 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. only. Narrators are subject to change without notice. Theme Park admission is required.


Darren Wittko is the creator of The Best of Walt Disney World and a Disney Destinations Specialist at Magical Vacations Travel. Voted "best of the best Disney travel agent"  by readers of the 2015 Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Frozen Holiday Package + Room And Ticket Discount

Add some festive fun to your holiday season with the new Frozen Holiday Premium Package at Disney’s Hollywood Studios now available to book on select days Nov. 7-19, Nov. 21-Dec. 9, 2014 and Dec. 11, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015.


This limited-time offering includes:

  • Reserved Seating for the “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration”
  • Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights Viewing with Frozen Themed Dessert Party
  • Special Holiday Keepsake
  • Holiday lithograph and Frozen themed pin

The Frozen Holiday Premium Package is $89 per adult and $59 per child (ages 3-9) plus tax (gratuity included). Valid theme park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required and is not included in this package price.  Advance purchase is highly recommended.

Also, check out my agency exclusive offers going on for select nights this fall and save big on room and theme park tickets.

Save up to 30% + Gift Card Offer!
October 4 - November 25, 2014 - must book by October 3! 
  • Save up to 30% off select Walt Disney World Resort hotels plus get a Walt Disney World gift card from Darren at Magical Vacations Travel. Gift card is based on the total price.
  • Make this a package by adding tickets and a Disney Dining Plan. 
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Halloween 2014 Walt Disney World Discount
October 25 - November 1, 2014
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
  • Disney's Beach Club Resort
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
  • Disney's Polynesian Resort (Standard View, Garden View Club Level, Lagoon View Club Level)
  • Fort Wilderness Cabins

Options: Room-only available | Discounted tickets with FREE water park admission |  Disney Dining Plans

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Darren Wittko, Disney Destinations Specialist



Early November Discount Offer "Jersey Week" at Walt Disney World
November 2 - November 9, 2014

  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort
  • Disney's Beach Club Resort
  • Disney's Polynesian Resort (Standard and Garden View Club Level) 

Options: Room-only available | Discounted tickets with FREE water park admission |  Disney Dining Plans
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Darren Wittko, Disney Destinations Specialist



Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World Discount Offer
November 23 - November 30, 2014
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort
  • Disney's Beach Club Resort
  • Disney's Polynesian Resort (Standard and Garden View Club Level) 

Options: Room-only available | Discounted tickets with FREE water park admission |  Disney Dining Plans

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Darren Wittko, Disney Destinations Specialist



Save up to 30% + Gift Card Offer!
November 25 - December 23, 2014 - must book by October 3! 
  • Save up to 30% off select Walt Disney World Resort hotels plus get a Walt Disney World gift card from Darren at Magical Vacations Travel. Gift card is based on the total price.
  • Make this a package by adding tickets and a Disney Dining Plan. 

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Darren Wittko, Disney Destinations Specialist




Early December Discount
December 1 - December 7, 2014 
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort
  • Disney's Boardwalk Inn
  • Disney's Polynesian Resort (Standard View, Garden View Club Level, Lagoon View Club Level)

Options: Room-only available | Discounted tickets with FREE water park admission |  Disney Dining Plans

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Darren Wittko, Disney Destinations Specialist