New Promotion on Cruise

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Have you been wanting to take a Disney Cruise, but haven’t been wanting to pay the full deposit when you book? Then this deal is the one for you!

If you have never taken a cruise, I want to say that the opportunities are so much on board the ship. Not only will you get to have fun, go to amazing places, but also you will be able to see new movies on board the ship as well! Right now Rogue One is playing onboard and I think that is amazing! I mean who wouldn’t want to board a ship, take a 7 night cruise and relax and enjoy the sun? I personally know that I would want to do that instead of taking a trip to Disney World one year. But if you currently book a Disney Cruise with me from now until Feb. 2017, you will receive 50% OFF your Deposit due at booking! This can be such a money saving way to book your cruise!

The food is unlimited, the soda’s are unlimited, the ice cream is unlimited! Order room service at night and get Mickey Head Bars! Allow your children to go into the Kids Clubs and enjoy some alone time with your spouse! The possibilities are endless on a cruise! Email me today to book your cruise or fill out a Disney Cruise Line Quote Request Form today!

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Is The Deluxe Dining Plan Worth It?

I have been asked a lot if the Deluxe Dining Plan at Walt Disney World is worth the price and I have to say that yes it is! Ever since I started going with my husband back in 2011, we have gotten the Deluxe Dining Plan. He loves to eat and well I love to hoard the snack credits until the end of the trip. We did realize that it is a lot of food, but we like having the option to either eat at a Table Service Meal or a Quick Service Meal each day! We love having the opportunity to eat 3 meals a day if we wanted to…or if we wanted to have a late breakfast and a dinner at a signature dining restaurant meal.

We have only gotten the Disney Dining Plan once for a quick weekend trip and for that trip it was enough food. But for a week long trip and if you are foodies like we are, maybe the Deluxe Dining Plan is for you and your family! Here are some of the reasons and perks of getting the Deluxe Dining Plan with your vacation package:

  1. 3 Meals a day if you choose to or if your not a breakfast person, then maybe an early lunch and a meal that takes two dining credits.
  2. You can eat at either a table service meal or you can choose quick service as your meal.
  3. You can eat at restaurants such as Cinderella’s Royal Table, California Grill or do a dining show like Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness!
  4. If you want all meals to be character meals then you can.
  5. When you sit down at a lunch or dinner meal that is a table service meal then you get an appetizer, entree, dessert and a non-alcoholic drink!
  6. You will never go hungry on this plan since you are walking a lot while on vacation!
  7. You get 2 snack credits per night which is amazing.
  8. You can do all buffet meals if you want.
  9. You don’t have to worry about how many dining credits you have or using too many to eat at a signature dining restaurant.
  10. You can enjoy different restaurants each meal!

The choices are wonderful and honestly I always suggest this meal plan! The one thing that you do have to worry about is tipping if you eat at a Table Service Meal but you will never go hungry on this meal plan either! And if you go during the Free Dining and stay at a Moderate or Deluxe Resort, you can upgrade from the Disney Dining Plan to the Deluxe Dining Plan! We have as a family eaten at a lot of new restaurants while having this plan and I love to wait until the last day to get all of our snack credits so we can have treats for the road home!

If you are interested in booking your Disney Vacation today, contact me today and let’s book your trip!

Rafiki’s Planet Watch

Have you ever done Rafiki’s Planet Watch in Disney’s Animal Kingdom? It not then you are missing out on a hidden gem within the park. Not many know about it and it seems to be overlooked by many! This is a must do each time we go to the park because my daughter loves animals and she wants to work with animals one day! Here are some of the main things that you are missing out for when you skip Rafiki’s Planet Watch…

 

  1. Rafiki’s Planet Watch is actually an Animal Conservation Station!
  2. Good for all ages! But if you have small children this is a great alternative since most aren’t able to ride the “big” rides.
  3. Hop on a train to get to the conservation and strollers are welcome! Just make sure that you fold them before you head over to where the wild animals are!
  4. There are 10 different care centers you can explore while there but here are just a few that we like to take part in:
    1. Animal Encounter Stage (you get to meet different kinds of animals there. Olivia has met a rabbit, a hedgehog and a few others while we visited there.)
    2. Song of the Rainforest (Join Grandma Willow and see a 3D Audio Journey)
    3. Veterinary Treatment Room (Olivia loves this one because who doesn’t like to see the animals from the safari and around the park to get worked on. Such a cool experience here!)
    4. Backstage Tour (very cool to spy through and see the different habitats that animals live in.)
    5. Eco-Web (discover what happens around the country to help save the animals.)
    6. Nutrition Center (Watch as handlers prepare the food for the animals around the park. This is very cool and Olivia loves this one!)
    7. Amphibian, Reptile and Invertebrate Windows (only my child would love the snakes I think but this is very cool!)
    8. Science Center (Take a look around and see what happens backstage on many things.)
  5. There is an Affection Center which is an actual a petting zoo and this is a great family activity to do! We have to do this each visit! I mean who doesn’t want to pet a little donkey or a goat?

No matter what your age is or if you like animals or love them…this is a great family thing to do! Even my husband and I did this while on our honeymoon without our daughter! So if you are looking to do more than just ride the rides, check out Rafiki’s Planet Watch!

Are you ready to book your trip today? Click on Free Quote to get started today!

Disney Holiday Baking at Home

 

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Do you like to make sweet treats at home during the holidays? Man…I’m a guilty at making homemade treats and doing a lot of baking during the holiday’s. My Kitchen aid Mixer sure does get a lot of use during these few months and it’s always fun to try a new recipe each year from the Parks. I love to do some special treats while I am at home since most years we’re unable to head to the parks for the Holidays. Some of the treats that I have made and plan to make each year to continue our Disney addiction are listed below. What a great time of the year to make sure your kids get to be involved in the holiday baking too!

Here is a list of the treats that we make each year and it will have a link that we got the recipes from as well.

  • Main Street Bakery (Magic Kingdom) Cinnamon Rolls & Frosting: These were a huge hit in our household and we have to make them each year. Even though it might seem like they take forever to make…they are absolutely amazing! A must have on Christmas Morning in our household!
  • Beach Club Resorts Gingerbread Cookies: These are a must in our household! We of course just do the Mickey Head shaped ones or we do regular gingerbread men instead but these hands down are amazing! I have a book that has the recipe but to find online this is the one to make!
  • Rice Cream from Norway: This recipe is very similar to one that my Nana used to make except she would use cherries instead of strawberries. My Nana used to make Rice Cream or Rice Pudding year round but would only add the fruit during the holiday’s to make them prettier. Always a tradition to make at home year round!
  • Sugar Cookies: We always make sugar cookies each year but this year we are planning on using a different recipe to try. So this year our sugar cookies will be lots of different shapes but my favorite shape is going to be Mickey Heads!

Some extra DIY crafts that we do during the holiday season is we make, salt dough ornaments of course Disney themed, ornaments, and making crafts for gifts. I last made this glass block for my daughter’s room but it was super easy and fun to make! I just used my Silhouette Cameo 2 to cut the vinyl and added it to a glass block that I got from Hobby Lobby. This was super easy and yet fun to do. Some of our family members have already gotten a few of these homemade gifts from us and they better be prepared to get more this Christmas!

I am offering to all new clients and old clients who book with me from now until December 31, 2016 a 2017 Walt Disney World travel Package a $25 Disney Gift Card to use while you are on your vacation! I will send to you with your final documents! Please contact me Charlotte Strickland at charlotte@mainstreetmagicllc.com to get your trip booked!

**Please note: to be eligible for this promotion you must book your trip and have paid the required $200 down payment by 12/31/16. You must book $1000 or greater that includes room and tickets and/or dining.

 

Book a 2017 Walt Disney World vacation & get a $25 Gift Card!

img_3464Are you looking for a gift to put under your tree? Are you wanting to surprise the ones you love with a memorable vacation in 2017? Well good news! I have a deal for you!!

Book a 2017 Walt Disney World Travel package from now until 12/31/16 with me and I will send you a $25 Disney gift card to use while you are on your vacation. Please note that to be eligible for the gift card, the booking deposit of $200 must be received by 12/31/16. And the booking total must be $1000 or greater and must include room and tickets and/or dining!

 

Remember that I offer free services to you if you book with me and you will receive your gift card when I send you your final documents. Email me now to book your trip at charlotte@mainstreetmagicllc.com today!