Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Disneyland's 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration

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Can you believe Disneyland has been around for nearly SIXTY YEARS?!

Yet, it never gets old... does it?!

Disney has been pretty hush hush about the events that will take place at the Diamond Celebration this Spring, but some lucky guests will get a sneak peek next Wednesday.  I am sure we will hear from them soon!

The rumors are already flying all over the web.  No one knows exactly what to expect.

One thing I know for sure is that it is bound to be fabulous. 

I am trying to sneak in another trip the first weekend in March to celebrate my birthday and another sometime in April.  It looks like I will miss out on the celebration in March, as Sleeping Beauty's Castle will still be under renovation until Mid-March in anticipation of the celebration!

If you would like to meet up with me on one of my upcoming Disneyland trips, contact me to plan your vacation at no fee to you!  Anyone I meet in the parks will receive a special gift reserved for my blog readers and facebook fans who book their vacations with me!

I'm so excited to celebrate 60 years at Disneyland!  As soon as I have more info... you will be the first to know about it!

Laura, Travel Agent
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Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy 2015!

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Happiest Vacations would like to wish you a Happy New Year!

With the new year comes new hope and excitement.  

At Disney, this is no exception.  Exciting things are happening at Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort and Aulani!  

Frozen Fun begins January 7, 2015 at Disney California Adventure (but only for a limited time).  Some of the highlights include a Frozen sing along ("For The First Time in Forever"), Anna and Elsa's Royal Welcome, Olaf's Snow Fest and "Freeze the Night - A Family Dance Party."  

My daughter is MOST excited about the addition to the Storybook Land Canal Boats.  Yep, that's right... they are adding Arendelle, the castle Anna and Elsa grew up in, Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Elsa's mountaintop ice palace!  She LOVES Storybook Land and she's already asking me for another trip to Disneyland JUST to see this addition!

Plus, there are amazing new itineraries for 2015 for Disney Cruise Line AND Adventures by Disney!

If you're a foodie like me, one Adventures by Disney itinerary you are sure to love is the new Tuscany itinerary.  You'll experience 7 days and 6 nights of pure bliss.  Learn the secrets of Tuscan cooking as you dig into the vivid and rustic cuisine.  There are culinary arts adventures, a wine blending and oil infusion adventure and more.  You can even go on a truffle hunt!  There's so much more to this amazing itinerary.  I can't wait to tell you all about it!

If you're ready to book your 2015 Disney trip or for more information, contact me today! 

Laura, Travel Agent
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Raising a Disney Princess

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It seems that many American families have Mommy's little princesses these days. Maybe it was always that way, but I certainly did not have anything in my wardrobe with massive amounts of tulle or chiffon at age 6 like my darling daughter does.

As I was dropping her off today, the crossing guard remarked that my daughter was "just so stinkin' cute." That was a nice little compliment, considering she dressed herself today.

She is wearing on a Queen Elsa dress that Grandma had purchased for her. This isn't a costume. Rather, it is a blue, short-sleeved (hey - we live in Phoenix) cotton dress with a big, poofy silver skirt attached. She put on gray leggings underneath and added a sweater at my insistence. She decided to wear this outfit for the last day of school before Winter break because she wanted to wear her custom-made Frozen-inspired necklace. This outfit was the only one that "matched," according to my little princess.

Oh, and I don't want to forget the sparkly silver headband with three giant hearts that she added. You know... for extra pizzazz.

I started thinking about how many such outfits she has. Truly, she does not have as many as some of her friends or classmates. Still, she is better dressed than I am. Many of her outfits exceed in cost what a good pair of shoes do. I welcome hand-me-downs (thanks to the neighbors, we have a lot). Grandma likes to ensure she is fitted in anything sparkly.

The funny thing is, my daughter's style is very much determined by how she is feeling for the day. Recently she has been insisting she is "not girly" and that she is a tomboy. Daughter, your self-chosen outfit begs to differ!

I know I am raising a Disney Princess. I am SO fine with that.

Even though I would never have enough patience for her to be in pageants, I am guilty of coveting some of those ornate dresses. If my kiddo would stand for it, I would totally dress her up like a little doll!

Of course, she is sixteen in a six year old body. So, anything Mom thinks is cute is out the door.

I have to admit that I love when she agrees to wear Disney Princess costumes on every day of our Disney trips. It makes for great pictures... and memories!

How many of you have your own Disney Princesses?

Laura, Travel Agent
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