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New adventures are everywhere you look!

TOY STORY LAND opening June 30, 2018

Your Toy Story pals can’t wait to have you join them in Toy Story Land where kids and grownups alike can experience all-new adventures. In the so-much-larger-than-life setting of Andy’s backyard, your family is invited to shrink down and become a toy alongside Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and the rest of the Toy Story gang. Take part in the adventure together— among giant building blocks and board games that Andy’s rigged up to become a playground straight out of his vivid imagination.

New adventures are everywhere you look—with some you’ll only find at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at Walt Disney World® Resort beginning summer 2018.

First off, Andy’s assembled his awesome coaster kit and Slinky Dog is poised to take you on a wild journey. The new Slinky Dog Dash whooshes throughout the land. Hold on for an exhilarating ride that twists Slinky Dog’s coils around curves, hills, bridges and drops. It’s a crazy ride the whole family can enjoy together.

Next, on Alien Swirling Saucers, the aliens have powered up their flying saucers to take you on a spin through space. Climb into a toy rocket and hang on as aliens lead the way on an interstellar romp set to an out-of-this-world beat. If you’re really lucky, you just might get “chosen” by the claw.

Then, head inside to Andy’s room where the toys have set up their carnival play set. On the fan favorite Toy Story Mania!®, your Toy Story pals help you blast your way through a 4D arcade. Fire at targets with everything from baseballs to cream pies. But you better practice your aim, because high-score bragging rights are on the line for friends and families.

Toy Story Land is an amazingly playful way to step in and join your toy friends for fun that never ends.


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Disney Park Tickets to Go Up?

February Alert … This is the usual month Disney announces park ticket price increases. For the past three years in a row, Disney has incorporated a price hike in February.
As frequent Walt Disney World guests and travel experts specializing in family vacations, we’ve watched the prices increase incrementally with each year. Sometimes a little higher, sometimes a lot higher—we never know exactly what it’s going to look like until they make the announcement.
There’s no denying that Disney theme park tickets are expensive. Fortunately, Disney offers families a way to spread the cost of their vacation over time. They have an interest free, payment plan option. With a $200 deposit, your package is reserved at the current 2018 rates. As long as you do not make any changes, they will not increase your booked package when the new ticket price increase comes into effect.
Hopefully, you’ve heard  – 2018 is an exciting time to consider a Walt Disney World or Disneyland trip!! New lands, tons of new attractions and experiences, and new resort amenities…there’s a lot of “NEW” coming to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland in 2018.
As If you are going to Disney in the near future, this may be the best time to secure your Disney package. Disney habitually keeps the price increase under wraps and doesn’t give too much of an advance notice (if any notice at all) of the date the price increase will happen. This is a “don’t delay, book today” heads up.
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Disney Cruise Line

It’s a Magical Disney Cruise Line Offer!

Book a magical Disney voyage by February 15, 2018 and pay for only half of your required deposit on the day you make your reservation.

This limited-time offer is valid on any new reservation for a 7-night or longer Disney cruise departing between June 23, 2018 and May 31, 2019. Remaining balance due at time of final payment. See Important Details below.

Embark on a tropical 7-night or longer cruise to the Caribbean or the Bahamas—or choose from one of our other fun-filled itineraries to Alaska, Europe, Mexico and beyond. With exciting voyages sailing from Florida, New York, Texas and California, there’s no better time to cast off with Disney Cruise Line on a family vacation.

Important Details

Taxes, fees and port expenses, gratuities and Port Adventures are not included.
Not valid on categories with restrictions (IGT, OGT, VGT), suites or Concierge-level staterooms.
Valid on all 7-night or longer sailings that do not require final payment at time of booking and take place between June 23, 2018 and May 31, 2019.
Rates are in U.S. dollars
This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions.

Disney Cruise Line

Looking forward to a Star Wars Day at Sea!


With this offer, you can save up to 25% off prevailing rates as quoted by Disney Cruise Line for Verandah Stateroom with Restrictions (Category VGT) on this select 7-night cruise departing from Florida on March 17, 2018.

Eligible for 25% off prevailing rates as quoted by Disney Cruise Line for Verandah Staterooms with Restrictions (Category VGT):

  • 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise with Star Wars Day at Sea from Port Canaveral on March 17, 2018 on Disney Fantasy – Drop anchor in Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth and Disney Castaway Cay—with 2 unforgettable days at sea.
    • $2,191 per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses of approximately $106 per person not included.

Important Details on Verandah Staterooms with Restrictions (Category VGT)

  • Valid for new bookings only
  • Full payment is required at the time of booking for all Guests and is non-refundable.
  • Full legal names of all Guests are required at time of booking and no name changes are allowed.
  • Specific stateroom will be assigned at a later time, based on availability.

Additional Important Details

  • Rate does not include gratuities or Port Adventures.
  • Not combinable with Disney Vacation Club Points
  • The number of staterooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
  • Rates are in U.S. dollars
  • Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions.

Beaches Negril, one of our Favorite Caribbean Family Resorts

Two of our favorite family-friendly Caribbean resorts are at the top of Islands Best All-Inclusive Resorts list!

The best family vacations are those that entice you to stay put, with entertainment, activities, and amenities to please everyone – vacations that whisk you away from the hustle and bustle of family life.  Offering all of this and more, all-inclusive resort packages give you the freedom to play, not pay, while on vacation.

With countless all-inclusive resorts throughout the Caribbean, it’s challenging to narrow your options, but with help of your Journey Planner, the details of planning your warm and tropical family vacation are seamless.  With everything from spacious guestrooms, to upscale amenities, luxurious spas, innovative cuisine, and a bounty of adventures to be had on both land and sea, Beaches Negril resort should top your list of picks for your next family getaway.


Beaches Negril Resort & Spa – Jamaica

The epitome of family vacation bliss, the Beaches brand seems to find its way onto every list of best all-inclusive resorts. Especially sublime is Beaches Negril, located on a splendid 1,400-foot swath of the famed Jamaica beach, Seven Mile Beach. Big perks include the resort’s spacious, multi-room suites that make it easy to accommodate larger families, an onsite nursery that welcomes newborns, and an elaborate kids’ club featuring fun activities like face painting and treasure hunts for the littles, and reggae jam sessions, snorkeling and pool Olympics for bigger kids. Days can be spent enjoying the pools and beach, splashing in the extravagant Pirates Island waterpark, and joining a variety of things to do including tennis, volleyball, snorkeling, paddle boarding and catamaran tours. Meals, snacks, and drinks are served throughout 11 restaurants and seven bars, while themed evening entertainment offers something for everyone in the family.

Click here to read the rest of Islands Top 10 list of All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean for Family Vacations.

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