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Dining Reservations Now Available During Holiday Parties at Magic Kingdom

Dining Reservations Now Available during Holiday Parties at Magic Kingdom

Summer may have just begun, but Walt Disney World Resort is already preparing for fan favorite seasons – autumn and Christmas! Reservations open today for table-service dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant, Cinderella’s Royal Table and The Crystal Palace for times during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party takes place select nights August 25 through November 1. And Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party happens select nights November 9 through December 22.

Reservations for the frightfully fun HalloWishes Dessert Party and festive Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party are also now available. The cost for either of these dessert parties is $79 plus tax per adults and $47 plus tax per child.

Reservations for either dining or dessert parties can be made by contacting your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planners.

To make dining or dessert party reservations that take place during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you must have a valid event ticket for that night.

Springfield & The Simpsons With Travel With Rick

Step into Springfield, home of the Simpsons, at Universal Orlando Resort and enjoy all your favorite food, beverages, and rides pulled right from the television show! The Simpsons really come alive at Universal Studios Florida!

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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 Vacations Quick Tip – Japan Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase

Rick Howard from Kingdom Magic Vacations take us on a quick tour of the Japan Pavilion inside Epcot’s World Showcase to see all the sights and sounds from Japan!

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Kingdom Magic Vacations’ Quick Tip – France Pavilion at Epcot

Experience all the sights and sounds of France with this week’s Kingdom Magic Quick Tip.  It’s a beautiful day to spend some time enjoying a croissant or maybe some fine French cuisine, and it’s all here at the France Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase!

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Imagineering Food & Wine: Germany – Guest Blog Post

When I look back at the last two years of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, as well as at the “Food” & Garden Festival held this past Spring, I think I’m in the minority. When appraising World Showcase’s German Marketplace, I come away very disappointed.

Take 2011’s Food & Wine, for example. Their offering included Goulash Soup, Sausage in a Pretzel Roll, and an Apple Strudel featuring Werther’s Original Caramel and Vanilla Sauce.

Their 2012 effort presented, pretty much, the same Sausage (actually, a Bratwurst) in a Pretzel Roll, a Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese, and an encore of the Apple Strudel.

Imagineering Food & Wine: Germany - Guest Blog Post

Imagineering Food & Wine: Germany - Guest Blog Post

2013’s “Food” & Garden Festival – OK, it’s really the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – switched things up a bit. We were served a Savory Bread Pudding with Spring Peas and Wild Mushroom Ragout, German Meatloaf Sandwich with Sweet Mustard and Fried Shallots, and Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce.

Imagineering Food & Wine: Germany - Guest Blog Post

For me, the menus were just OK. For example, as I look back at my notes, I find that I reported the following:

“The roast bratwurst was a disappointment. It was a relatively tasteless sausage on a VERY small pretzel roll. Both my wife and I gave it two thumbs down.”

“The Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese wasn’t a bad dish. It was just merely ordinary.”

“Both my wife and I came away unimpressed with their 2012 menu. In fact, we left Germany more unenthusiastic than we did from any other F&W kiosk – which must put us in the vast minority because the lines at Germany seemed to be constantly rip-roaring long.”

When it comes to this year’s “Food” & Garden feast, “I mean this next statement in the most complimentary of terms. Take Spam and cross it with a good old hot dog and you’d have Germany’s meatloaf.”

The potato pancake caused me to write, “A bit too much minced onion for my taste and a little too salty. I don’t need another helping, thanks.” Truth be told, after a chance meeting with Epcot Executive Chef Jens Dahlmann, where we told him the pancakes were a bit too salty for us (how did we have the nerve?), we DID try them again. The second time around, they were MUCH better.

Where’s all this going? Plain and simple, Germany has been “just OK”, in our opinions. But, for a country that sports great options with regard to cuisine, it should be able to offer much more and much better.

For 2013, given the chance to write the menu, I would lean back on one of my favorite dishes (and, a traditional German favorite) – Pork Schnitzel. I would bread it in Panko and cover it with a delicious gravy.

Imagineering Food & Wine: Germany - Guest Blog Post

Then, I would serve Beef Sauerbraten with Potato Dumplings.

Imagineering Food & Wine: Germany - Guest Blog Post

Finally, I would finish with a nice slice of Black Forest Cake.

Imagineering Food & Wine: Germany - Guest Blog Post

Yes, I know it’s a complete “reboot” of the Germany kiosk’s menu, but I’m confident those “rip-roaring long” lines will be even longer if we kick the food offering up these few notches.

What do you think?


Guest Author – Bob Sikon

Guest Author Bob SikonBob Sikon is a Cast Member “Wanna-Be”. He fell in love with Walt Disney World on his first visit to Mickey’s Florida home in 1999, and it was all because of the Cast Members. In his words, “The way they take care of you, they make you want to be part of The Magic.” Someday, his dream will come true, and he’ll proudly wear a Cast Member name badge, but, for now, you can find him in Atlanta, GA, planning his next trip to “The World”, and blogging about the place “Where Dreams Come True” at allinwdw.com.

Kingdom Magic Quick Tip – The United Kingdom Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase

In this week’s Kingdom Magic Quick tip, we take a quick tour through the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase.  From the Toy Soldier shop to the Rose and Crown Pub, there is so much to see and experience at the UK Pavilion.  Who knows, you might be surprised at what you find!

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Kingdom Magic Quick Tip – What To Do on the First Day of Your Cruise

If you have never taken a cruise, what you need to do on your first day may be overwhelming. Kingdom Magic Vacation’s Rick and Leslie Howard will take all the anxiety away with this Kingdom Magic Quick Tip on “What to Do on the First Day of Your Cruise!”

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Join an Exclusive Club Just for Disney Cruisers – Guest Blog Post

Everyone enjoys being a part of something, especially when it includes Disney!  Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club is and exciting club that gives you benefits when you travel on Disney Ships to exciting locations.

Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club is and exciting club that gives you benefits when you travel on Disney Ships to exciting locations.

Disney’s Cruise says, ” Castaway Club enhances your cruise experience with valuable benefits you’ll enjoy at home and on board.”  Based on the number of sailing you have will determine your Castaway Club level.

  • Silver Castaway for Guests who’ve completed 1-4 sailings
  • Gold Castaway for Guests who’ve completed 5-9 sailings
  • Platinum Castaway for Guests who’ve completed 10 or more sailings

Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club is and exciting club that gives you benefits when you travel on Disney Ships to exciting locations.

One of the most coveted benefits of being a Castaway member by die hard Disney Cruisers is the advanced booking benefit.  While first time cruisers begin booking the extras 75 days prior to departure and after paid in full, Disney says,  “Silver Castaway members can pre-book 90 days before sailing. Gold Castaway members, 105 days. And Platinum Castaway members enjoy the option of booking a full 120 days prior to sailing.”

In addition, return guests receive a Welcome Back Stateroom gift, exclusive Castaway Club Compass newsletter, Castaway Club lanyard and special Key to the World Card. Of course there is more!

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One of my favorite benefits is the Special Onboard Booking Offer.  You receive special savings when you book your next cruise while onboard any of the Disney Ships.  In addition, when you book your onboard cruise with Kingdom Magic Vacations as your Travel agency, you will receive additional benefits!  

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Laura Schiely is the Director of Operations for Kingdom Magic Vacations and a Certified Travel Agent Laura Schiely is the Director of Operations for Kingdom Magic Vacations and a Certified Travel Agent specializing in Disney Destinations including Adventures by Disney, Disney Cruise , Disneyland and Disney World. She also specializes in Universal Orlando, Princess Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Sandals and Beaches.


Kingdom Magic Vacations Quick Tip – Epcot’s International Gateway

Epcot‘s International Gateway entrance offers a full service park entry gate, park exit, ticket windows, locker rentals, wheelchair/stroller rentals, and a gift shop.

We hope you enjoy this Kingdom Magic Quick Tip and share it with your friends!

Adventures By Disney New Itineraries for 2014

In 2014, Adventures By Disney is adding some exciting new vacations to their collection, like their newly enhanced trip to Italy and their new Central European trip that takes guests on a journey to Austria, Germany and Czech Republic.   Adventures by Disney has also put together some amazing, adventurous vacations that teens and their parents will never forget.

Adventures By Disney is adding some exciting new vacations to their collection, like their newly enhanced trip to Italy and their new Central European trip that takes guests on a journey to Austria, Germany and Czech Republic.

On this newly added Adventure by Diney, guests will be immersed in the storybook treasures of Prague, Salzburg, Vienna and more.On this newly added trip, guests will be immersed in the storybook treasures of Prague, Salzburg, Vienna and more.

• Three nights at a resort in the Bavarian Alps with adventures through a salt mine and
ice cave.

• Indulge in the best of Central European cuisine from a strudel and pretzel making to a schnapps tasting.

• Experience a private farewell dinner in the Emperor’s Pavilion at the world-famous Vienna Zoo.


This newly enhanced vacation will take you on a journey through the most awe-inspiring parts of Italy - from the ancient wonders of Rome to the rustic charm of the Tuscan countryside.This newly enhanced vacation will take you on a journey through the most awe-inspiring parts of Italy – from the ancient wonders of Rome to the rustic charm of the Tuscan countryside.

• NEW —See what it’s like to be aRoman Gladiator as you step on the floor of the Colosseum, an area off-limits to the general public.

• NEW —Take in the history in an after-hoursvisit to the Vatican City Museum andSistine Chapel.

• NEW —Step into the kitchen of a working olive farm, preparing a traditional dish with two Italian nonnas (grandmothers).


Adventures by Disney has also put together some amazing, adventurous vacations that teens and their parents will never forget. Trips that have all of the Adventures by Disney magic, plus activities and excursions that will keep teenagers enlightened and entertained.Adventures by Disney has put together some amazing, adventurous vacations that teens and their parents will never forget. Trips that have all of the Adventures by Disney magic, plus activities and excursions that will keep teenagers enlightened and entertained.TEEN-FOCUSED ACTIVITIES:

• PERU – June 22 – 30, 2014 Salsa lessons and horseback riding.

• COSTA RICA – July 12 – 18, 2014Tour the natural wonders of Costa Rica. private beach party, photography lessons at Laguna Lodge.

• ARIZONA & UTAH – August 6 – 13, 2014 Bike ride through Boynton Canyon, a Grand Canyon sunset hike, tennis and swimming at Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab.

Donald Duck’s Wild Adventures in Alaska with Disney Cruise Line

Whales, glaciers and bears, oh my! Things got a little wild when Donald Duck faced Alaska’s rugged frontier during his summer voyage with Disney Cruise Line. See for yourself…

Contact us today and let Kingdom Magic and Disney Cruise Line take you on an adventure! (Without the bears….)

Cool Summer Fun and Hot Disney Discounts are Here

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Your family can beat the heat this summer by staying at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels. Save up to 30%* for stays most nights June 15 – Aug. 13, 2011, at select Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts.

Just add Theme Park tickets and you and your family can take advantage of all the summer fun.

Offer Details:
For stays most nights June 15 – Aug. 13, 2011:

* Save 25% at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Polynesian Resort
* Save 30% at other select Disney Deluxe Resorts
* Save 30% at select Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts

Book by May 28, 2011.

Ask about other great rates for stays most nights May 1 – June 14, 2011. For example, weekday rates starting at*:

* Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – $233
* Disney’s Old Key West Resort – $238

Ask about rates for other resorts and rates for travel 4/22 – 4/30/11.

Book by 4/30 for stays most nights 4/22 – 5/28/11.

Book by 5/28 for stays most nights 5/29 – 6/14/11.

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