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Surprising Your Family With A Disney Trip


So fall is upon us and you know what that means, Christmas will be here before you know it.  Why not make this the year that you surprise your family with a Walt Disney World trip.  There has never been a better time to plan to visit Disney. Disney has released so many wonderful discounts for 2020; such as the Kids Eat For Free deal! In my opinion a gift of travel is the best because it is a gift that will leave you and your family with lasting memories.  Let me give you a few ideas on how to reveal your big surprise on Christmas day.

1. Disney Balloons Gift Box

Just image Christmas morning having the children open up a large box wrapped in Disney paper.  When they open the box all of the Disney balloons start to fly out and then you can have a note in the box or tied to the balloons that says the magic words “We are Going To Disney World”!

2.  A Scavenger Hunt

Get creative and come up with a scavenger hunt that will lead your children around the house on Christmas morning finding clues that will then eventually lead them to the final prize that lets them know that they are going to Disney World.  The final prize could be a Mickey plush toy or their favorite Disney character with a note tied on it with the big announcement!  Just think of the reaction you will get!

3. Advent Calendar

In our house the Christmas Advent Calendar has become a favorite tradition. Opening up the door each day during Advent and finding a small treat was such a fun way to count down and anticipate Christmas Day. Why not make your own customized calendar with special contents and along the way little hints to a big Christmas present. Then on Christmas they will have the big reveal with a note giving them the surprise trip news.

The possibilties are endless for coming up with ways to surprise your family with the trip of a lifetime to Walt Disney World.  Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations travel planner today to check out all the great new discounts and plan your big surprise Christmas gift!

Soarin’ Around the World At Epcot In Walt Disney World

This week on Travel With Rick, Leslie and Rick were enjoy a day at Epcot, and got their first look at Soarin’ Around the World in the Land Pavilion. This attraction has recently undergone a refurbishment replacing the original Soarin’ over California scenery to locations all over the world!

Check out the video and enjoy the new scenes as you go Soarin’ Around the World!

Thirsty Pig In Portland, Maine On Travel With Rick

This week on Travel With Rick, we visit the Thirsty Pig in Portland Maine. Rick sits down with Executive Chef Matt who tells us all about how the Thirsty Pig create awesome house-made sausages with the best Maine beer they can find!

We sample some Buffalo Chicken Dip, Thai Chili Sausage and a Spicy Italian Sausage, even a Blueberry Sausage. These tasty treats were amazing!

So check out the video and see some of the best sausage from the Thirsty Pig in Portland, Maine!

Some of Our Favorite Foods We Found in Wells, Maine On Travel With Rick

This week on Travel With Rick, Leslie and I share some of the favorite restaurants and eats we found on our summer trip to Wells, Maine. We tell you about The Ramp, Varanos, Billy’s Chowder House, Wells Beach Lobster Pound and more, what we had, what we liked, all of our favorite foods from Maine.

So check out the video and see and hear about some of the best food around Wells, Maine!

The Ramp – Cape Porpoise, Maine On Travel With Rick

This week on Travel With Rick, we enjoy some great seafood at the Ramp in Cape Porpoise, Maine. We discovered this little restaurant / bar last year during our first trip up to Maine. Located underneath the main restaurant, Pier 77, you literally walk down the “ramp” to get to it. The decor is made up of old and new political and sports memorabilia, and serving up some of the finest seafood anywhere!

Famous for their lobster roll and seafood stew, our favorites, but you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – with Marc & Kriss

This week on Travel With Rick,  while Rick is still in Maine for part of the summer but was really missing Walt Disney World! His friends Marc and Kriss were at the Magic Kingdom last week and when he saw their video of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, he loved it so much he knew he had to share it with you!.

We hope you enjoy this POV ride on Big Thunder as much as we did, it’s the wildest ride in the wilderness!

Wells Beach Lobster Pound with Troy Brown On Travel With Rick

This week on Travel With Rick, we visit one of our favorite places in Maine, the Wells Beach Lobster Pound. Owner Troy Brown explains the history of the restaurant started by his Grandfather and now passed down to him. Troy started when he was just 9 years old and has been part of the Lobster Pound now for 39 seasons!

We learn about the different kinds of Maine Lobster, pick a fresh pound and a half “soft shell” female, boil it up fresh and enjoy the delicious, succulent lobster with melted buttah and house made cole slaw. (that’s not a typo) Everything is bettah with buttah!

We also enjoy one of the best lobster rolls you’ll find anywhere. Troy shows us just how they create these incredibly tasty treats with the only ingredients being the fresh lobster meat from their tanks, a little mayo and a soft toasted split top roll. Nothing could be bettah!

So check out this week’s video and see why we love the Wells Beach Lobster Pound so much!

The #1 Reason Travel With Rick Loves Maine So Much

This week on Travel With Rick, you’ll find out the number one reason we love Maine so much, we are only a mile from the beach! We take a drive over, show you some of the homes, the beautiful, rocky coastline of Wells Maine, point out one of our favorite restaurants along the way and end up on Wells Beach, a place that has become one of our favorite places in the world. So much so in fact that last year we bought a small home and now spend a few weeks in the summer here.

So check out the video and see some of the beautiful sites around Wells, Maine!

What Is Travel With Rick Doing In Maine?

This week on Travel With Rick, we tell you about a few we’ve found and later we’ll take you back to some of our favorite places in Maine for a more in depth look. Some of them will be no surprise why they are great, yes, of course there’s lobster, lots of Maine lobster. But some of them will be a surprise! The best Italian food ever, in Maine? You betcha, I’ll never have Veal Parmigiana anywhere else. The best Mexican dish, maybe and it’s right here in Ogunquit, Maine.

Walk the Marginal Way in Ogunquit Maine On Travel With Rick

This week on Travel With Rick, we take a walk on the Marginal Way in Ogunquit Maine. It’s about a mile and half walk along the Maine coast line that passes by hotels, beautiful homes and gives some of the most beautiful and relaxing views of the coast you’ll find anywhere. We end up at Perkins Cove where you’ll find lots of great shops and restaurants.


Two New Acts Added to Cirque du Soleil La Nouba On Travel With Rick

This week on Travel With Rick,  we bring you the two newest acts added to Cirque du Soleil ‘La Nouba’. During the Awaken Summer Media event, we had the pleasure of viewing the new additions to La Nouba, it’s not the entire show, just the two new acts, “B Boys and Aerial Bamboo”.

B Boys is a fast paced “break dance” type act where three guys spin, twist, jump and flip! Aerial Bamboo is a traditional circus act rarely performed today, you can count the number of top professionals doing it on one hand.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival With Guest Bill Wingate On Travel With Rick

You all asked for more of the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival so we went back to try out three more marketplaces. My friend and travel agent from Kingdom Magic Vacations and Must Love Travel, Bill Wingate is with me and we try out food and beverages from the Urban Farm Eats, La Isla Fresca and the Jardin De Fiestas marketplaces!

I even sneak over solo to the Pineapple Promenade and try a Spicy Hot Dog and a Pineapple Soft-serve with rum!

Travel with Rick Takeover with Leslie & Sarah

This week on Travel With Rick, the show gets taken over again, and this time it’s an inside job! My wife Leslie and daughter Sarah go to San Francisco and we get to hear all about it. Each year Leslie plans a mom and daughter trip with Sarah, well actually Sarah does the planning, and this year they’re in San Francisco!


Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2016 With Travel With Rick

This week on Travel With Rick, Marc Bigbie and Rick take you around Epcot’s World Showcase for the Flower and Garden Festival. They enjoy some food and wine from the marketplaces and tell you what they like best and point out some of their favorite flowers and topiaries along the way!

Leslie and Rick Talk About Their Trip to Brooks Lake Lodge

This week on Travel With Rick, Leslie’s with Rick and they talk about their trip Brooks Lake Lodge and why this place is just so awesome! They talk about all the wonderful features that make Brooks Lake Lodge so special for its guests and why they keep coming back year after year!


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