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Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney Fantasy

The Disney Fantasy on board Personal Navigator just went digital!

Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney FantasyStarting with Disney Fantasy, there’s a brand new way to cruise. The Disney Fantasy Navigator app brings valuable Disney cruise information right to your mobile device.

Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney FantasyTo use Disney Fantasy Navigator, download the app, and once on board, connect to the ship’s WiFi network—complimentary to app users only—and enjoy your cruise in an exciting new way.

Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney FantasyWith the official cruise app Disney Fantasy Navigator, you’ll know everything that’s happening on the ship across your entire cruise. Explore the Disney Fantasy from bow to stern. Learn about the ports you’ll be visiting and check the weather for the day. With Disney Fantasy Navigator you can carry the entire cruise schedule with you and never miss a thing.

Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney FantasyDisney Fantasy Navigator is only the first leg of your journey with the new Disney Cruise Line on board app. Soon the app will be available for Disney Dream, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder and we will be adding new features along the way.

Embark on your Disney cruise with Disney Fantasy Navigator!

Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney FantasyPREPARE FOR YOUR CRUISE DAY

•Know what’s happening every day, from shows to shopping

•Review your ports of call and at-sea days

•Get daily special spa and shopping offers and never miss a deal

GET THE INFO YOU NEED TO HELP YOU PLAN

•View all on board activities across your entire voyage

•Know what’s happening next and where to go

•Read details about activities you’re interested in

•Find Disney Characters on board

•Save favorite activities in one convenient list

NAVIGATE THE SHIP

•Explore your ship deck by deck, from bow to stern

•Find locations of the activities you want to do

Disney Fantasy Navigator helps you make daily plans, navigate the ship and enjoy every cruise day to its fullest.

Download the app to get started!

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Here Is How You Can Save Money On Your Next Disney Cruise

If you are like me, I love to find a great deal.  I clip coupons, seek out the latest weekly deal at the grocery store, buy gift cards on double bonus point month and plan well for my vacations.

Here Is How You Can Save Money On Your Next Disney Cruise

One of our family’s favorite vacations is setting sail on a Disney Cruise Ship. Whether it be a short getaway tacked on to our Walt Disney World stay, seeing the wonderful natural beauty of Alaska or discovering history in Europe we are never disappointed with a Disney Cruise vacation.  The service is exceptional, the staterooms are comfortable and the family activities and adult only venues make it perfect for the whole family.

As with any family vacation, budget is one of the main contributing factors during the planning phase.  With a family of 5 that usually means, two state rooms, or the Deluxe Family Stateroom on the ship.  We learned early on that planning in advance offers us the best price.  As so as new Itineraries become available, that is when we set the date, but the key to making the most out of our budget is planning for our next cruise while we are still on the cruise!

Here Is How You Can Save Money On Your Next Disney Cruise

How does that work?  When you sail on a Disney Cruise ship you have the opportunity to book your future cruise while still on the ship and get a great discount, ½ deposit and an onboard credit.  Another fantastic bonus is that when you book your future cruise with Kingdom Magic and your Travel Planner you get an additional shipboard credit as well.  All together this translates into a great savings!

Important things to remember:

  1.  You can ONLY take advantage of the savings while you are still on the ship.
  2. You visit the future booking desk and deposit a future cruise.  If you don’t know the date, just let them know and they will book a place holder cruise for you.  Then when you decide on the date and the Itinerary let your Kingdom Magic Travel Planner know.
  3. Make sure that you tell the Cruise Desk that you want to book your vacation with Kingdom Magic and use the same travel planner.
  4. When you return home, your travel planner will touch base will you so you can start dreaming about the next time you will set sail!

Sounds easy!  It is!  You have another perfect vacation planned for the future and you have saved money!

If you have any questions about a Future Cruise booking, contact us at 1-866-972-6244.

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Kingdom Magic Quick Tip – Character Meet & Greets On Disney Cruise Line

Rick and Leslie Howard share all you need to know about meeting your favorite characters on your Disney Cruise.  From Mickey and Minnie to Stitch and Captain Jack,  you never know who you are gong to meet next!

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New Water Features on the Re-Imagined Disney Magic

Join Danny Forster, Disney Cruise Line, and Walt Disney Imagineering as they give us a sneak peek into all the enhancements taking place on the Re-imagined Disney Magic, set to sail this October.

Watch to find out about the Twist and Spout Slide, the Aqua Dunk, the Aqua Lab and all the new magic taking place on the Upper Decks.

Get a sneak peek in this video!

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Have You Heard from Disney Cruise Line Lately?

Have You Heard from Disney Cruise Line Lately?

Disney has already mailed notifications to Platinum, Gold, and select Silver Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club Members with an offer to receive a $100 on board credit when they book a 4- or 5-night Disney Magic cruise departing from Miami Nov. 1 – Dec. 18, 2013 (excluding Nov. 24 and Dec. 8, 2013).

Your can use this credit for a variety of on board activities and experiences, including spa treatments, shopping, adults-only dining and more!

Platinum and Gold Castaway Club Members will automatically receive the $100 on board credit when booking an applicable sail date.

Silver Castaway Club Members must have sailed on four Disney Cruise Line sailings in order to be eligible for this offer.

Have You Heard from Disney Cruise Line Lately?

To book this offer for eligible Silver Castaway Club Members, please let your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner that you want to take advantage of this great offer.

Additional Details:

  • The number of staterooms for this offer is limited.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
  • Onboard credit is per stateroom booked, nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions.

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Sail Away on a Merrytime Cruise with Disney Cruise Line and Castaway Cay

Sail Away on a Merrytime Cruise with Disney Cruise Line and Castaway Cay

This holiday season, delight in magical merriment at sea on the Very Merrytime Cruises—new to Disney Cruise Line—available on sailings departing November 9 to December 31, 2013!  Share seasonal splendor with loved ones as you enjoy a twist on holiday traditions.

Sail Away on a Merrytime Cruise with Disney Cruise Line and Castaway Cay

A winter wonderland awaits you aboard each ship. Discover a festive fusion of holiday-themed entertainment, activities and décor—with a life-sized gingerbread house, 24-foot Christmas tree, garlands, poinsettias, shimmering lights and more!

Sail Away on a Merrytime Cruise with Disney Cruise Line and Castaway Cay

The Holiday festivities also spill over onto Castaway Cay with special decorations and lights and even trams dressed up light Santa’s reindeer!

Sail Away on a Merrytime Cruise with Disney Cruise Line and Castaway Cay

Other holiday enhancements include:

  • Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party, a celebration in addition to Pirate Night, with candy-cane limbo, dancing and games
  • King Triton’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, where kids can help light the tree and kick off the holiday festivities
  • Santa Claus meet-and-greet, an exciting opportunity to take family pictures and see Santa and his elves
  • Meet-and-Greets with some favorite Disney Characters, dressed in their holiday attire
  • Teen-only and tween-only holiday parties—private celebrations where teens and tweens can hang out with new friends
  • Holiday storytelling, with new and old tales about holidays at sea and around the world
  • Themed activities and crafts for kids—decorate stockings, make holiday cards, go on a holiday scavenger hunt and more
  • A life-sized gingerbread house made completely with edible ingredients—and the opportunity to make your own gingerbread house!
  • Holiday merchandise available for this event

Plus, on December 24 and 25, enjoy additional holiday experiences:

  • Cookies on Christmas Eve
  • Special holiday towel animals
  • Special holiday surprise
  • Holiday caroling with the kids and crew
  • Religious Services

When you celebrate winter holidays with Disney Cruise Line, you can spend more quality time together with loved ones as you sail from one spectacular port to the next.

Holiday activities and offerings are subject to change and vary by ship and itinerary.

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Kingdom Magic Vacations Disney Cruise Quick Tip – Rotational Dining

Rick and Leslie Howard explain how rotational dining works on a typical Disney Cruise in this week’s Kingdom Magic Vacations Disney Cruise Quick Tip.

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Smoking Policy Updated Onboard Disney Cruise Line Ships

Disney Cruise Line has updated their smoking policy aboard all 4 of their ships.  Based on Guest Feedback, guests will no longer be permitted to smoke on stateroom verandahs onboard Disney Cruise Line ships.

Smoking Policy Updated Onboard Disney Cruise Line Ships

Disney states,” it is recognized that some Guests smoke. To provide an onboard atmosphere that also satisfies smokers, portions of open-air decks on each ship are designated as smoking areas. Smoking is not allowed on stateroom verandahs. Guests who are found smoking in their staterooms or on their verandahs will be charged a $250 stateroom recovery fee. This fee covers a deep cleaning to include air filter replacement, carpet extraction, the cleaning and replacement of drapes, comforters, blankets, and pillows, along with verandah cleaning and maintenance.”

Smoking Policy Updated Onboard Disney Cruise Line Ships

Guests and Travel Agents with verandah stateroom bookings affected by this change will be contacted by email. Guests will also be reminded of this policy once onboard.

So far the responses has been overwhelmingly positive.

Guests Enjoy New Dining and After Hours Experiences on the Re-Imagined Disney Magic

Guests on board the newly re-imagined Disney Magic will enjoy new dining experiences as well as new Adult lounge areas called After Hours.  It’s all part of the complete re-imagining of the Disney Magic taking place this summer, and we are very excited about the new changes coming to this amazing ship!

First, if food is always a favorite part of your Disney cruise, you’re going to love the magical makeover coming to dining experiences on the Disney Magic this October. Hear all about it in this video!

And finally, we hear all about the big city-style fun just for adults in After Hours, the new nighttime entertainment district coming to the reimagined Disney Magic cruise ship.

And, if all this magic sounds too good to pass up, special rates have been extended on select fall sailings! Book through Aug. 31, 2013.

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Re-imagined Disney Magic Today!!

11 Amazing Things You Can Do with Shipboard Credit on a Disney Cruise

My travel planner offered me a Shipboard Credit on my next Disney Cruise, but I am not sure exactly what to do with it?

That is a GREAT question that we often get from clients…here is a list of great ways to enjoy your shipboard credit!

11 Amazing Things You Can Do with Shipboard Credit on a Disney Cruise

Panning Gold in Alaska

  • Amazing shore excursions arranged by Disney Cruise Line at many of the ports you will visit on your cruise!
  • Senses Spa and Salon aboard the Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy — Experience relaxation like no other in a ocean view sanctuary.
11 Amazing Things You Can Do with Shipboard Credit on a Disney Cruise

Chill Spa on Disney Cruise Line

  • Chill Spa – aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy – exclusively for the teens ages 13 -17. Check out the Hot Chocolate Wrap!
  • Vista Spa and Salon aboard the Disney Wonder and Disney Magic — A blissful – adult only retreat – full of pampering treatments and much more!
  • Need to stay connected ? Pay for the internet services in the wireless cafe.
11 Amazing Things You Can Do with Shipboard Credit on a Disney Cruise

Shopping on the Disney Cruise Line

  • Did someone say shopping? Purchase the must haves to bring home so treats for family and friends.
  • Capture Special memories — Disney Cruise Line photographers capture your cruise memories – Visit Shutters to bring those memories home with you.
11 Amazing Things You Can Do with Shipboard Credit on a Disney Cruise

Babysitting on Disney Cruise Line

  • Babysitting — Traveling with little ones under the age of 3 and you want to sneak an adult meal, movie in the Buena Vista Theater? — Flounders Reef Nursery on the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder – and It’s a Small World Nursery will lovingly care for your child.
  • Bingo anyone? Treat yourself to some game fun while you are sail across the ocean on a sea day.
  • Check out unique Tropical beverages at the various lounges aboard any of the 4 Disney Ships.

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Celebrate the Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

This year, Disney Cruise Line is celebrating the Halloween season at sea with festive themed sailings.

Celebrate the Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

Halloween on the High Seas Cruises
For Halloween, guests will have a scream aboard the Disney Dream. From Sept. 22 – Oct. 31, you can enjoy spooky special events and trick-or-treating throughout the ship.

Celebrate the Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

You can experience:

  • Special Halloween décor – including a massive pumpkin tree in the atrium that sprouts overnight!
  • Kids will love trick or treating with their favorite Disney characters and marching in the Costume parade
  • Adults can enter a costume contest and dance the night away with a villainous take over in Evolution Night Club
  • The whole family can enjoy a Mousequerade deck party and scream along with Jack and Sally at the Nightmare Before Christmas Sing and Scream show!

Don’t miss out on these “not-so-scary” Halloween cruises on the Disney Dream!!

Celebrate the Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

Celebrate the Most Wonderful Time of Year at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney elves blend yuletide traditions and Christmas cheer to create a wintry wonderland ready for holiday revelers at Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line as early as November 8.

Celebrate the Most Wonderful Time of Year at Walt Disney World Resort

Here are just a few of the highlights:

Magic Kingdom

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will have 19 magical nights from November 8-December 20. For a quarter century, Walt Disney World Resort guests have been mesmerized by this must-see event, a grandly festive tradition immersing families in the holiday spirit.

Dates for 2013:
Nov. 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22
Dec. 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20

Beginning at 7 p.m. (after regular park hours), guests with special event tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party can enjoy all the holiday splendor with lively stage shows, spectacular fireworks, a unique holiday parade and favorite holiday traditions including complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, and snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A. Guests can enjoy new experiences and attractions at New Fantasyland. NOTE: this is a hard ticket special event after regular park hours; purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.  Please let your Kingdom Magic Travel Planner know and they can add this to your trip!

Entertainment, Fireworks and More: Santa’s elves have transformed the Magic Kingdom into a winter wonderland with festive wreaths, bows, garland, sparkling lights, parades and towering Christmas trees. The fun includes the Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season nighttime fireworks spectacular, plus live entertainment with Disney characters all dressed up for the holidays.

Castle Dream Lights on Cinderella Castle: Cinderella Castle transforms into a glimmering ice palace for the holidays — thanks to a special effects spectacle bathing the castle in 200,000 shimmering white lights. Magic Kingdom guests are treated nightly to the dramatic castle celebration and stage show.

Celebrate the Most Wonderful Time of Year at Walt Disney World Resort

Epcot

The Candlelight Processional is a timeless holiday offering at Epcot that combines seasonal music with the poignant reading of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a mass choir performing seasonal melodies, and a 50-piece live orchestra nightly November 29 – December 30, at 5, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. at America Gardens Theater stage on select nights.

Guests can purchase a Candlelight Dining Package, which combines lunch or dinner at select Epcot restaurants with guaranteed seating for the Candlelight Processional and VIP viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. For more information and reservations, click here!

Holidays Around the World: Guests become immersed in the festivities, as they experience a celebration of the holidays from the various countries throughout World Showcase. The merriment continues with meet and greets with Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus the nightly “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” laser, light, fireworks display capped with a seasonal finale.

Celebrate the Most Wonderful Time of Year at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights: This massive seasonal display features millions of dancing lights, plus animated displays and 3-D effects perfectly synchronized to electrifying holiday tunes amidst snowfall. The rich tradition takes place on the Streets of America, dazzling guests from Nov. 8, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014.

Celebrate the Most Wonderful Time of Year at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Celebrate safari style as Disney’s Animal Kingdom is wilder than ever this winter season. Mickey and his pals rejoice in traditional holiday music with a world beat twist during the daily “Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade” Nov. 7, 2013 to Jan. 2, 2014.

Downtown Disney

Get all your Christmas shopping done at Downtown Disney during Festival of the Seasons. The shopping mecca is draped with yuletide cheer, plus live entertainment, holiday carolers, a lively street party, plus photo ops with Santa and Santa Goofy.

Celebrate the Most Wonderful Time of Year at Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

The resorts are dressed up for the holidays with festive décor, gingerbread houses and more.  And guests can experience even more magic this season with great pricing. Contact Kingdom Magic to find out how you can experience all the magic and cheer of Walt Disney World during the holidays!

Celebrate the Most Wonderful Time of Year at Walt Disney World Resort

Sail Away with Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line adds sparkle to each ship, beginning early November through the new year, with traditional “turkey day” fanfare, Christmas feasts, “snow flurries,” New Year’s Eve galas and Disney friends dressed for the occasion.

Special stem-to-stern holiday events include a nightly tree lighting in the atrium lobby, visits from Santa Claus and his elves, traditional holiday feasts, family holiday crafts, holiday storytellers and more. When the ships stop at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay, during the holidays, the celebration continues with “snow flurries,” a decked-out Christmas tree, Disney character meet-and-greets and holiday island music.

Guests will enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving Day feast, with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and friends dressed in traditional Thanksgiving attire. On Christmas Eve, guests can leave milk and cookies for Santa when he visits the ship at midnight.

Christmas services will be held on Christmas Day with a midnight mass on Christmas Eve, and Hanukkah services will be held each day, Nov. 28 – Dec. 5.

To celebrate the new year, voyages include a special New Year’s Eve party to ring in 2014, complete with music, sparkling wine in commemorative flutes and a midnight countdown with balloon drops.

Don’t Miss a Minute of the Holiday Fun at Walt Disney World or on Disney Cruise Line, Contact Kingdom Magic Vacations to Book Your Holiday Trip Today!

See the All-New Levels of Fun for Adults on the Re-imagined Disney Magic

Everyone knows there’s magic for kids and families aboard the Disney Magic. But what about fun just for grown-ups?  Take a sneak peek at the fresh new adult spaces planned for the re-imagined Disney Magic!

Join Danny Forster and our Walt Disney Imagineers once again for the scoop. From music, dancing and entertainment to adult-only dining, new hotspots and quiet getaways – there’s surprises around every corner.

Check it out.

Don’t miss out on all the amazing new “Magic” on board this amazing ship sailing out of Miami this Fall!

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Kingdom Magic Vacations’ Disney Cruise Line Quick Tip – Wave Phone 101

Rick and Leslie Howard explain what Wave Phones are and how to use them while you are aboard a Disney Cruise Line! Wave phones are a great way for families to stay in touch with one another while on board the ship and ashore at Disney’s Castaway Cay.

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Try the Recipe for Disney Cruise Line’s De La Costa Cream Cheese Flan at Home

When the transformed Disney Magic sets sail this October, Disney Cruise Line guests will be treated to a brand-new dining experience at Carioca’s, a restaurant named after Donald Duck’s parrot pal in “The Three Caballeros,” Jose Carioca. Latin influences will be apparent not only in the design of the room, which is inspired by the vibrancy of Rio de Janeiro, but also in many of the new menu items.

When the transformed Disney Magic sets sail this October, guests will be treated to a brand-new dining experience at Carioca’s, a restaurant named after Donald Duck’s parrot pal in “The Three Caballeros,”

Made with cream cheese, caramel and a sweet reduction sauce, and garnished with bananas and raspberries, there’s no doubt Carioca’s, De La Costa Cream Cheese Flan will be a guest favorite.

Give it a try yourself at home, and then be sure to taste this sweet indulgence when you sail on the re-imagined Disney Magic!
Disney Cruise Line’s De La Costa Cream Cheese Flan

De La Costa Cream Cheese Flan with Pedro Ximenez Reduction Sauce

Caramel Base
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water

Cream Cheese Flan
8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup whole milk at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 eggs
2 egg yolks
Pinch coarse salt
Boiling water, for water bath

Pedro Ximenez Reduction
1/2 cup Pedro Ximenez wine (sweet wine)
1/2 cup sugar

Garnish
Sliced bananas
Raspberries

For caramel base:

  1. Place a 10-inch round cake pan on top of a folded dishtowel set inside a medium roasting pan. Set aside.
  2. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until sugar dissolves. Brush sugar crystals from sides of pan with a wet pastry brush.
  3. Boil, swirling pan and occasionally brushing down sides of pan with wet pastry brush, until mixture is golden brown, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and pour caramel into the bottom of the prepared cake pan. Cool to room temperature.

For cream cheese flan:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat cream cheese in an electric mixer fitted with a wire whisk until smooth. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and whole milk until smooth, scraping sides and bottom of bowl. Slowly add in eggs and the egg yolks, beating until completely combined. Stir in salt and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour mixture over caramel in prepared cake pan set inside the roasting pan. Open oven and place the roasting pan on the center oven rack. Carefully pour boiling water into roasting pan until water reaches halfway up the cake pan.
  4. Bake until a knife inserted into the center of the flan comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool in water bath; when cool enough to handle, remove cake pan and cool completely. Refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours before serving.

For Pedro Ximenez reduction:

  1. Combine sugar and Pedro Ximenez in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until mixture is reduced by one-third, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature before serving.

Assembly:

  1. Run a thin knife around the inside edge of the cake pan to loosen flan. Shake pan gently from side to side until flan moves freely in pan. Invert a large plate over cake pan; holding pan and plate securely together, quickly invert and turn out flan onto plate. (Caramel will pour out over and around flan.)
  2. Cut flan into rectangles and top with sliced bananas and raspberries. Drizzle with Pedro Ximenez reduction.
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