2019 Eat to the Beat Concert Series

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is such a fun event to attend.  This year, the Festival will take place between August 29 – November 23, 2019.  After spending a day exploring Epcot and tasting foods from around the world, you can end your evening listening to one of the many performers who will be at the America Gardens Theater in the World Showcase.  To ensure great seats for the concerts, you can book […]

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Exciting Fall Promo News!!!

Early this morning, Disney made traveling to Disney World this Fall a little more exciting!!  One very popular offer is back!!  If you have been thinking of a fun, fall vacation at Disney World, contact me at valerie@magical-vacations.com now for details and to get started!!  The offers are limited and won’t last long!!  Remember, my planning services are FREE!  

Universal Studios

So, I did a thing this last week.  I decided it was time to become certified to specialize in Universal Studio vacations in Orlando!   I am definitely still specialized in Disney destinations, but thought it was a good idea to add Universal Studios too!  So, if you decide that you want to go to Disney World in Orlando and maybe tack on a few days at Universal Studios, I can help you plan both […]

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It’s Raining, Now What?

No one ever wants to look at the weather forecast and see rainy days while they are on vacation at Disney World. However, when this happens, know that your day is not ruined. First, if you see rain in the forecast, the chance of it being an all-day rain is slim. In the summer, it isn’t a typical day unless it rains in the afternoon. The typical summer storm usually lasts for a short period […]

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Caribbean Beach Resort

I recently had the opportunity to stay a few nights at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.  It had been many, many years since I had last stayed at this resort, so a lot had changed.  The resort recently underwent a huge refurbishment and soon will be one of the new stops on the Disney Skyliner, an aerial gondola system.  This will make it a lot easier to get to Hollywood Studios and Epcot from this resort! […]

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2019 Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Grand Floridian

During the month of April, giant chocolate Easter eggs go on display at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  They are so neat to look at and each one has so many details!  Definitely worth a stop to check out!  I was so happy to be able to take a little bit of time to venture over to the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to check these out!   Here’s a look at the 2019 […]

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What to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag

When you are busy packing for your trip to Disney World, take time to think about what you might want to pack in your carry-on bag.  If you are flying into Orlando International Airport (MCO), then you can take advantage of using Disney’s Magical Express.  This is a complimentary motor coach round-trip transportation that can be added to your Walt Disney World Resort Reservation.  If you use this service, you will want to make sure […]

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What to pack in your Disney Park Bag

When you are preparing for your day at one of the theme parks at Disney World or Disneyland, you want to make sure you have essentials with you.  Some people don’t like carrying a bag into the Disney parks because they don’t want to go through the bag check line.  Others feel they need to pack everything with them.  I am right in the middle.  There are some days when I go to a park […]

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All about Magic Bands

When you wear a Magic Band, it’s like having a little piece of Disney Magic on your wrist!  Magic Bands were introduced to Disney World guests in 2013 and have since changed the way we tour Disney World.  What are Magic Bands? Magic Bands are a device you wear on your wrist (like you would a watch) that connect you to almost all of your travel experiences while you are at Disney World. They are […]

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