Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Halloween at Disney

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No matter if you are going to Walt Disney World in Florida or Disneyland Resort in California, you will have a blast any time of year.  Of course, holidays at Disney are like nowhere else on Earth!

I'm going to Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland Resort on October 6, 2014.  
Will I see you there?

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.  Even beyond that, NOTHING compares to Halloween time at Disney!  

In addition to Halloween-themed attractions, there are Disney Villains prowling the grounds, dance parties, creepy crafts, trick or treat stations and more!  

There's even an amazing fireworks spectacular, Halloween Screams!  

Don't forget to dress up and join in the fun.  There's Mickey's Costume Party Cavalcade, which you won't want to miss!  I'm thinking I might have to be Snow White again.  Or maybe Alice in Wonderland! 

While Walt Disney World in Florida certainly goes all out for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, I prefer the Mickey's Halloween Party celebration at Disneyland Resort in California.  Why?  I'll tell you why!  Haunted Mansion Holiday happens ONLY at Disneyland Resort! 

What is Haunted Mansion Holiday, you ask?  Disneyland makes the Haunted Mansion over in spectacular Disney fashion... with characters from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.  That's right!  From September 12 to October 31, you can experience the magic with Jack and Sally and the residents of Halloween Town!  LOVE LOVE LOVE!

If you're brave... don't forget to check out Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, too!  It's kinda spooky thinking those ghosts might just pull you out of your seats!  I am getting creeped out just thinking about it.

If you would like to go to Disneyland Resort and experience Halloween Time, drop me a line!  I'd be happy to plan your Disney vacation... always at no extra cost to you.

Laura, Travel Agent
Once Upon A Vacation
 
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Monday, May 19, 2014

Will I survive 24 hours of Disney?

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Starting at 6 a.m. on May 23, 2014, Disney Parks visitors will get to show their #DisneySide at a 24 hours of Disney event called Rock Your Disney Side at both Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Rumor has it that many rarely-seen characters will make their appearances in the parks and will stay all night long!  

Perhaps the most exciting part of the celebration?  Guests are invited to dress up as their favorite heroes or villains!  

I had the hardest time deciding who I could dress up as to show my Disney Side.  While I would have LOVED to go as Maleficent, I chose the original Disney princess - Snow White.  

My kiddo was quick to tell me how little I look like Snow, but I reminded her how fun it will be for both of us to dress up and she "allowed" it.  :)  Besides, I did order a wig.  Of course, I don't know if I can go all day wearing a wig!  

Now, do I think I can last until 6 a.m. on Saturday morning?  No way!  Still, with a nap back at the hotel mid day, I should be able to spend a good amount of time in the parks with my kiddo both during the morning and at night!

I'm told that at Disneyland, Olaf from #Frozen, fireworks and live entertainment will greet park visitors promptly at 6 a.m. on Friday in the Esplanade.

The party will go on all day and all night, with Mickey's Soundsational Parade after midnight!  

Watch out for Disney Villains, who may be plotting a takeover of the Royal Hall at Fantasy Faire as I type this!  :::shudder:::

Can you stay up late?  At Disney's California Adventure, there will be a Mad T Party and a 3 a.m. performance of World of Color.  

I'm so excited to be able to show my Disney Side at Disneyland on Friday.  Are YOU going to Rock Your Disney Side with 24 hours of Disney?!

Laura, Travel Agent

Once Upon A Vacation

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Saving for your Disney Vacation

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Like many people, I have to save my pennies before I can plan a family vacation. I'd rather save up a big chunk of money and spoil myself on vacation than be severely limited on what I can and cannot do once I get there.

The great thing about a Disney vacation is that you don't have to save up a big chunk of money to book your vacation.  For only $200 per room, you can book your dream vacation.  The best part is that you can make as many payments as you want until that package is paid off or you reach your payment deadline (31 days prior to travel for Disneyland or 45 days prior for Walt Disney World).  

A lot of my clients call me every Friday or every paycheck to put some money toward their trip.  They don't miss the money as much that way and they are happy to have it booked.  

You can even use Disney gift cards toward your trip.  I have clients who have asked for Disney gift cards for wedding or birthday gifts and then make payments using the cards.  Of course, you can also save these up for shopping on your trip!   

TIP: Buy gift cards at Target for an instant 5% discount when you use your Red Card or buy gift cards online from an online gift card reseller at a discount.

Once your package is booked, you see, we can start the real planning.  180 days prior to arrival at Walt Disney World, I can make your dining reservations for you (60 days prior for Disneyland Resort).  Dining at Walt Disney World is part of the magical experience you will have there.  Whether you're spending time with Cinderella at Cinderella's Royal Table, hanging out with Belle at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall or learning to hula at 'Ohana, you're sure to have a fabulous dining experience.  

Whether you'd like to pay for your vacation all at once or have a little more flexibility in your payment options is up to you.  As for me, I'm still saving my pennies for my next vacation.  I'm planning on doing Disney like a true princess!

Laura, Travel Agent
Once Upon A Vacation

Once Upon A Vacation is an Authorized Disney Travel Planner.  You should always plan your vacation with someone who knows Disney.  Why not let me provide you with concierge-level service at no additional cost to you?  

Contact me today for more information or to book your Disney vacation!