Down on the Boardwalk

Down on the Boardwalk

Annette Miller 1.19.19 Recently I had the opportunity to stay at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn as I attended Wishes Family Travel’s annual agency meeting. We booked a Garden View Room but were upgraded to a Water View Room when we arrived. One of the agents in my room is part of a military family, so we received the discounted military pricing that is generally available to military families. This discount and the room upgrade do not influence the...

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Discovery Point

Discovery Point

Anna Trosper 1.17.19 When I was a kid growing up in Southern California I fell in love with the ocean and all of its sea life. If I could go back and do things over again I would have pursued a career in Marine Biology. I have followed my love of the ocean and have become a master scuba diver. Discovery Point did not disappoint this ocean enthusiast. What an amazing place to be able to get up close and personal with dolphins, belugas and sea...

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Foodie Guide to Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration at Disneyland Resort

Foodie Guide to Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration at Disneyland Resort

by Alex Dunlap, Food & Beverage Content Relations Coordinator It’s time to Get Your Ears On at the Disneyland Resort! We’re celebrating Mickey and Minnie with tons of fun food, so I’ve put together all of the information you need in this swell Foodie Guide. There are new eats and treats all across property, and they’re all available starting Jan. 18 until May (unless otherwise noted). Some of these items will also be available for...

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Giving Children the Gift of Experiences

Giving Children the Gift of Experiences

Corrie Krpejs 1.15.19 As our children have gotten older we’ve found that we are buying less and less toys and instead purchasing experiences. A few years ago, we asked them if they could remember the toys that they had been given, and they couldn’t. That was when we knew that we wanted to give the gift of an experience. I hope that our children will always remember the amazing experiences that we have had and our moments together. Here are...

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Marceline to Magic Kingdom

Marceline to Magic Kingdom

Maggie Ballantyne 1.12.19 When most people think of tours of the Magic Kingdom, they immediately think of Keys to the Kingdom. But have you ever heard of the Marceline to Magic Kingdom tour? I went on this tour on July 4, 2018 and had a great experience. Below you will find some fun facts about the tour and my encounter. I tried to minimize any spoiler alerts and give hints about what you could learn without revealing too much. The tour is very...

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To insure or not to insure…That is the question!

Sarah McClure 1.10.18 Today we are going to take a bit of a turn from my usual writings about fun and exciting things in the world of travel to something more serious. I would like to take some time to talk with you about the importance of vacation insurance, also known as travel protection. Usually, a vacation package consists of at least two components. These could be a hotel and park tickets, or flights, hotel, rental car and excursions....

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First Look: Adventures by Disney’s New River Cruise Vacations for 2020

First Look: Adventures by Disney’s New River Cruise Vacations for 2020

by Evily Giannopoulos Peros, Public Relations Manager, Adventures by Disney Bonjour, mes amis! I’ve got un petit secret that I can’t wait to share … Want a sneak peek at what’s in store for Adventures by Disney next year? In 2020, Adventures by Disney will offer more European river cruise sailings than ever before, including a brand-new vacation on the Rhone River! For the first time ever, Adventures by Disney guests will...

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Kona Cafe Breakfast

Kona Cafe Breakfast

Lee Grace Gunter 1.8.18 Kona Café is a restaurant located at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Village Resort. Kona Café is located on the second floor of the lobby and is an open-air restaurant. While dining you can enjoy the ambience of the Great Ceremonial House from above. The décor inside the restaurant is bright and colorful. The menu remains in line with the Polynesian theme of the resort and the menu adds some island flair to many...

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Hotel Review: Sofitel, New York City

Hotel Review: Sofitel, New York City

Christina Szewczuk 1.8.18 I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Sofitel in New York City. My mother and I were attending a performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre so we wanted something classy and close to the Theatre District. The Sofitel’s location on 44th street between 5th & 6th Aves (about a block and a half off Times Square) was the perfect spot. We took a cab from Penn Station to the hotel....

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Top Wizarding World of Harry Potter Tricks at Universal Orlando You Probably Don’t Know About

Top Wizarding World of Harry Potter Tricks at Universal Orlando You Probably Don’t Know About

Amy Baranek 1.3.19 I think it’s fair to say that any fan of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter acknowledges that Universal has done an amazing job with all the details in both Hogsmeade (Islands of Adventure) and Diagon Alley (Universal). In my trips to Universal and my research while planning vacations, I have discovered many lesser known tips that you may not be aware of. The following little tricks will help immerse you even further into...

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Staying in a Real-Life Castle on the Adventures by Disney Ireland Vacation

Staying in a Real-Life Castle on the Adventures by Disney Ireland Vacation

by Amanda Adler, Public Relations Manager, Adventures by Disney On a guided group vacation to Ireland with Adventures by Disney, you can enjoy more than a few “pinch me” style moments. But, perhaps the most epic is staying three nights in an actual Irish castle! This unforgettable experience is made even more special by the wealth of opportunities available on the castle grounds (some at an additional cost). From fishing to golfing to...

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