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Spending Halloween with Mickey

Alex waiting to go trick or treating with Mickey Mouse and friends....

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Belly Dancers in Morocco

If you have lunch in the Moroccan Restaurant, you will have a very nice belly dancer show. Food is excellent!!

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1st Trip to Disney!!!!!!

This will be my sons first trip to Disney. It was a gift for his 10th birthday. He is looking forward to it and is really excited!!!! I cannot wait to

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What to do in lines

*bring iPhone or iPad for the little ones *and small food that they can eat

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Ohana Character breakfast

Ohana Character Breakfast was awesome. We had reservations that we had been seated in a timely manor, it did take a little wait to get seated even with

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Walt Disney World® Vacation Planning Guide

Planning a Walt Disney World® Vacation? Need some help? Here are all the tools, tips, and knowledge you need to easily plan a Magical Disney World® Vacation.

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Travel Dates: 9/2 - 9/25/2013 (must check in no earlier than 9/2)

Contact Magical Journeys today to get a quote.

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April Showers bring........GIFT CARDS!

April Showers Gift Card Promo

April Showers bring........GIFT CARDS!

From April 1-30, 2013 book a NEW Walt Disney World Travel Company Package of 3 nights or longer with 4 day tickets for any date in 2013 to recieve a Disney gift card.

This offer can be combined with anything else that Disney offers too!

Booking Dates : April 1-30, 3013.

Travel Dates : April 1-December 31, 2013

Book a NEW Walt Disney World Travel Company Package with a minimum 3 resort nights/4 day tickets for any date in 2013 and receive a Disney gift card!

$25 gift card for bookings of $1000 to $1499

$50 gift card for bookings of $1500 to $2499$75 gift card for bookings of $2500 to $3499

$100 gift card for bookings of $3500 to $5000

$5000 and up speak with your agent.


Request your vacation quote today!!

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Disney News and Discounts and Current Disney Travel Deals

Keep up to date with the latest Disney news and discounts.

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Disney Discount Codes

Up to date and historical Disney Discount Codes. Get the most vacation for you money!

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Spring Offer at Disney World...Time is running out!!

Book by March 31!!

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Facebook Commenting available!

Facebook Commenting is now available on every page! Discuss, comment, and share your thoughts!

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Avoid crowds leaving the park!

If you go to the first or only Fantasmic! show of the evening, get a fastpass that you can use right after the show (usually you can use fastpasses any

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Disney strollers and more...

I disagree with the suggestion to avoid the Disney strollers. I love them. My family stays in the resorts and we make use of Disney bus transportation.

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Sorcerers of Magic Kingdom

As soon as you enter Magic Kingdom, stop by the fire station and pick up a map and set of Sorcerer cards for the Sorcerers of Magic Kingdom Game. You

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While waiting for our next Disney trip, we list 30 characters on a wipe off board. We use several different colored markers to make it more festive.


Changing Bad Dreams into Happy Memories.

For over 25 years, I have had this bad dream over and over. I am just outside of the gates of Disney World, but cannot get in. I can see the rides and

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My Happy Place

My first trip to Disney World was when I was 11. It was the early 70s and Disney was brand new. Oh my gosh....I had never seen anything like it! I

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Disney Gifts to give (or keep!)

Looking for great Disney gifts? Well, look no further. Here are the best Disney-related gifts to give (or to keep for yourself!).

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The immensely popular Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party ( MNSSHP ) at the Magic Kingdom is a treat – with a few tricks thrown in!

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Magical Memory Planners Autograph Mats

I had the same idea as you and created an autograph mat to do the trick. My autograph mats are 8x10 and hold a 4x6 picture. I packaged them in a plastic

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Join us on Facebook!

"Like" Plan a Magical Vacation on Facebook. Share your comments, thoughts, and photos.

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The Disney Scoop Issue #032

The latest issue of the Disney Scoop is now available! Lots of news items, website updates, and more.

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Free Dining with a Disney World Vacation Package!

Disney is now offering free dining when you book a non-discounted room and ticket package at select Disney Resorts. The dining plan option varies according to the chosen resort level.

Book a Value resort and receive the Quick-Service Dining Plan.

Book a Moderate resort and receive the Basic Dining Plan.

Book a Deluxe or Deluxe Villa resort and receive Basic Dining Plan.

This discount is available for most nights from 8/28/11 to 9/24/11. You must book by 8/27/11. All discounts are subject to availability, and certain restrictions or blackout dates may apply.

Package also includes 20-page Photopass Photo Book.

Discount Codes: The following codes can be used for obtaining these discounts by calling Disney directly, or by contacting a travel agent.

For Value Resorts: QUH

For Moderate, Deluxe & Deluxe Villa Resorts: N23

This discount must be booked from 5/2/11 - 8/27/11. A minimum stay and base ticket purchase may be required. All discounts are subject to availability, certain restrictions apply. One Photopass book per package.

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