Disneyland Paris Half Marathon 2016

By Moments of Magic Travel Owner/Agent- Leslie Dispensa-Perlman

I’m not sure that I have ever been any more excited about a runDisney race until recently! At the 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend big news was announced for runDisney lovers- they are taking the races to PARIS! That’s right- in September 2016 we will lace up our running shoes just outside the city of lights as we run the inaugural 2016 Disneyland Paris Half Marathon!

After the initial shock and excitement about this race wore off, we have stayed glued to our computer screens. The final dates of September 23-25 have now been set for the race and- to make it even more amazing- they announced a continent to continent medal!!!!! That’s right- if you run both a US based runDisney half marathon (California or Walt Disney World) in 2016 along with the Disneyland Paris Inaugural Half Marathon in 2016 you will be eligible for the Castle to Château Coast Race Challenge!! How amazing is that! The first runDisney race in Disneyland Paris AND a continent to continent medal!

 

I have to say that we were really surprised they would go ahead with the added medal on the inaugural year. It was hoped for by many avid runDisney runners (including us), but several thought that it would not happen in year one for the Paris team. What a truly magical surprise! Our team at Moments of Magic Travel will be running several runDisney races in 2016- including the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend, the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend, and Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend!

For several races we will also be offering special pre-registration packages that can include your guaranteed race registration, discounts on rooms, tickets and more! Stay tuned to our Race Packages page for full details or call us at 1-888-50 MOUSE.

If you are considering running the 2016 Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend feel free to join our chat group to stay up-to-date on all f the latest news, tips, travel tips, and important information about running in France! For instance- did you know that per French law all runners will be required to present a certified medical waiver prior to the race? For info on this and more come be part of the chatter in the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon group! Join us as we prepare for this incredible journey and get ready to runDisney in PARIS!

Disney Cruise Line Galveston Texas 2016

In late fall/early winter 2016, Disney Cruise Line will return to Galveston, Texas with seven-night itineraries that  include Bahamian port stops at Disney’s Castaway Cay!

On Nov. 18, Nov. 25, Dec. 9, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, 2016, the Disney Wonder will sail on a seven-night Bahamian itinerary from Galveston to Key West, Castaway Cay and Nassau.

On Dec. 2, the Disney Wonder will sail on a seven-night Caribbean itinerary from Galveston to Falmouth, Grand Cayman and Cozumel.

On Nov. 10 and Nov. 14 there are two four-night Western Caribbean sailings to Cozumel from Galveston On and Dec. 16, the Disney Wonder will sail from Galveston on a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise to Cozumel, Costa Maya and Grand Cayman.

Call your Moments of Magic Travel agent today at 1-888-50 MOUSE to find your moment of magic in Texas on DCL next fall! Be sure to ask about our FREE Onboard Credit offer!

Disney Cruise Line New York 2016

Start spreading the news!! Disney Cruise Line will be sailing from NEW YORK CITY in the fall of 2016! The magic will be even BIGGER for the Bahamian sailings with a complimentary one day park hopper ticket and complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World!!16490_10206015993334872_2866239381174227213_n

On Oct. 7, 2016, the Disney Magic will sail from New York on an eight-night Bahamian cruise including stops at Disney’s Castaway Cay, Nassau, and Port Canaveral.

On Oct. 15, 22 and 29, 2016, the Disney Magic will sail from New York on seven-night cruises that stop at Castaway Cay and Port Canaveral.

For even more MAGIC each guest on the Bahamian sailings will receive a one-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper ticket and round-trip transportation for the short trip between the ship and the resort.

On Oct. 2, 2016, the Disney Magic will sail from New York on a five-night cruise to Halifax, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

Additionally, on Nov. 5, 2016 there is a 6 night sailing from New York to San Juan with stops in St. Maarten, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

These sailings go on sale Tuesday May 19th for Platinum and Gold members and Wednesday May 20th for the public. We expect them to sell out VERY fast!

Call your Moments of Magic Travel agent today at 1-888-50 MOUSE to find your moment of magic in New York, NY on DCL next fall! Be sure to ask about our FREE Onboard Credit offer!

Aulani Fall 2015 Savings!

You can make the summer last even longer with an exciting offer at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa – where it’s warm and sunny year-round. The more nights you stay, the more you save – with 30% on stays of 5+ nights* or 25% on stays of 4 nights*.

Book this special offer now through Oct. 26, 2015 for stays most nights Aug. 16 – Dec. 21, 2015*. (Block-out dates are Nov. 25-28, 2015*). Book early and you will get more – an extra $50 Resort credit for every night of your stay when you reserve by June 29, 2015*.

That’s more time to enjoy all that Aulani has to offer, like amazing water fun at the pools, sunset-facing whirlpool spas and a lazy river, complimentary nighttime entertainment, exciting island excursions and more – on top of an award-winning spa and beachside dining. Now is the time to immerse yourself in paradise!

Booking Windows:

  • Early Booking: April 27 – June 29, 2015
  • Broad Booking Window: June 30 – Oct. 26, 2015

Travel Window: Aug. 16 – Dec. 21, 2015
Blockout Dates: Nov. 25-28, 2015

Booking Information:
To book, call your Moments of Magic Travel Agent at 1-888-50 MOUSE or complete our online Quote Request to be contacted directly by one of our team experts!

*Stays must be for consecutive nights. Savings based on the non-discounted rate for same room. The number of rooms allocated for this offer may be limited. Resort credits may not be redeemed for cash, refunded, transferred or applied toward room rate, and expires at 11:59 p.m. on package departure date. Savings excludes Resort fees. Limit 2 rooms per reservation. Excludes suites and 3-bedroom Grand Villas. Additional charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Advance reservations required.

Save Up To 30% This Fall At Walt Disney World

Starting today you can save up to 30% on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Aug. 15 – Oct. 3, 2015.

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Booking Window: April 27 – Aug. 7, 2015
Travel Window: Aug. 15 – Oct. 3, 2015

Save up to 20% at Select Value Resorts
Save up to 25% at Select Moderate Resorts
Save up to 30% at Select Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts

Call your Moments of Magic Travel Agent to book this offer today at 1-888-50 MOUSE

*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes 3-bedroom villas, the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard View Rooms. 30% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings for other Resorts. Premium suites at select Moderate and Deluxe resorts at 10% discount.

Walt Disney World Free Dining 2015

Today is the day everyone has been waiting for! FREE DINING is here for 2015*! Here are all the details you need to get one of the sweetest deals of the year:

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Valid Travel Dates

  • August 28 – October 2, 2015
  • October 25 – October 31, 2015
  • November 8 – November 19, 2015
  • December 15 – December 21, 2015

(Please note- Disney’s Port Orleans Resort—Riverside is excluded from travel October 25 – December 21, 2015.)

Length of Stay Requirements

  • Minimum Stay Required – 3 nights
  • Maximum Allowable Stay – 14 nights

Your Package Must Include:

  • Room
  • Theme park ticket(s) with Park Hopper or Water Park Fun & More Option
  • Dining Plan (Disney Quick Service Dining Plan with Value Resort hotel packages; Disney Dining Plan with Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resort hotel packages)

Book Through
July 10, 2015

Call your Moments of Magic Travel Agent to book this offer today at 1-888-50 MOUSE

*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same package. Tickets and options must be used within 14 days of first use. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard View Rooms, campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort and Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort (for select dates). Dining plan excludes gratuities and alcoholic beverages. Children ages 3-9 must order from children’s menu, if available. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.

Star Wars Weekends Celebrity Line Up 2015

Are you ready for an intergalactic experience this Spring? The celebrity lineup for Star Wars Weekends 2015 has just been released and Moments of Magic Travel is thrilled to
share it with our guests!

To book your visit during one of these exciting weekend events call your
Moments of Magic Travel Agent at 1-888-50 MOUSE.
You can also visit us on Facebook or join the conversation in our chat group by clicking here!

Say ‘Aloha’ to Aulani This Spring!

Say ‘Aloha’ to magical savings on a Hawaiian vacation to Aulani this spring!

You can can enjoy a whole new world of family fun at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai’I – winner of Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014 for Top Family Hotel in the U.S! From April 6th through June 15th you can save 30% off stays of 5 nights or more*. Save 20% on 4 nights* or 10% on your 3 night visit*.

Now is the time to immerse yourself in paradise! Your Hawaiian vacation will offer you a retreat like nothing you have ever experienced! Surrounded by the amazing sights of Ko Olina, this island paradise boasts three amazing pools, four whirlpool spas and and adorable place for kids to splash and play at Keiki Cove- an interactive splash zone! Parents will savor the award wining cuisine, spas, and yoga on the beach and kids will delight in Aunty’s Beach House, beach games on the sand, and ‘Ohana Disney movie nights!  Gather the entire family for a Starlit Hui complete with songs, traditional Hawaiian dances and a special appearance by your favorite friends including Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Stitch!

Don’t delay- let your Moments of Magic Travel agent start planning your Hawaiian vacation today by calling 1-888-50 MOUSE! Aloha kâkou!

Offer Details:
Booking Window: January 9, 2015 – April 30, 2015
Travel Window: April 6 – June 15, 2015

*Save 10% offer for stays of three (3) consecutive nights. Save 20% offer for stays of four (4) consecutive nights. Save 30% offer for stays of five (5) or more consecutive nights. All stays must be booked between now and 4/30/15, inclusive, with all nights between 4/6/15 and 6/15/15, inclusive. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited, and room availability may vary by dates of stay. Savings based on the non-discounted price of the same room. Savings excludes Resort fees and taxes. Not valid in combination with any other discounts or offers. Offer excludes suites and 3-bedroom Grand Villas. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and subject to room occupancy limitations. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room. Advance reservations required. Subject to additional restrictions and change without notice.

Cool Summer Savings for 2015 Walt Disney World Travel!

Today there is a flurry of summer excitement! The 2015 Summer Savings offer for Walt Disney world is now available for everyone!

Starting today you can Save up to 30%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights from June 16 – Aug. 27, 2015 when you book March 23 – June 12, 2015!

From “Frozen” Summer Fun LIVE and Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® to new restaurants and shopping at Downtown Disney® and thrills and chills at four theme parks and two water parks, you can get your cool on all summer long during the “Coolest Summer Ever” at Walt Disney World Resort!

Here are the savings by Resort:

Resort
Category
Hotel Savings for stays
6/16/2015–8/27/2015
Deluxe Villas Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Save 30%
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas—Jambo/Kidani
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Save  20%
Deluxe Resorts Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—Standard View/Pool View
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Save 30%
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—Savanna View/Club View
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Save 20%
Resort
Category
Hotel Savings for stays weekdays
6/16–8/9
Savings for stays weekends
8/10–8/27
Moderate Resorts Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort—Riverside
Save 20% Save 25%
Value Resorts Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort—Family Suites Only
Save 15% Save 20%

 

Staying on property this summer will mean EXTRA magic for your entire family! With special benefits and legendary service, Disney Resort hotels are filled with wonder and excitement.

  • Extra Magic Hours—Experience more magic with extended Theme Park Hours! Exclusive to on-property guests, you can enjoy extra magic on select attractions with more time at one Disney World Theme Park each day. Valid Theme Park admission and Resort ID required.
  • Complimentary Ground Transportation for you and your bags between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and your magical Disney Resort hotel—as well as complimentary transportation throughout the Walt Disney World® Resort.
  • Exclusive Early Access to Disney FastPass+ Reservations- Your Moments of Magic Travel Agent will assist you with securing access to some of your favorite attractions up to 60 days prior to your arrival!
  • Advanced Dining Reservations– Ask your Moments of Magic Travel agent about recommendations and reservations for the best dining opportunities in the parks and resorts- we will be thrilled to share our knowledge and expertise with you!
  • Magic Bands– Get ready to lighten your load with your own customized MagicBand- your park tickets, room key, dining plan, Memory Maker photos, and more- all on your wrist! MagicBands are included with all on-property room only and package reservations!

Call your Moments of Magic Travel Agent today to learn more about this exciting offer- and let us turn your dream of a Disney Destination vacation into a reality! 1-888-50 MOUSE

*Restrictions apply:  Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes 3-bedroom villas, campsites, and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort—The Little Mermaid Standard View Room. Premium Suites at select Moderate and Deluxe resorts at 10%.

Save with the Preschool Summer Package Offer at Walt Disney World Resort!

The summer savings are getting hotter! Starting today families of 3 can enjoy special vacation pricing most Sunday through Thursday nights June 16 – August 13, 2015 when they book March 23 – June 12, 2015!

For example, a family of 3 staying 3 nights at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort with 2-day theme park tickets is just $989!*

Your Moments of Magic Travel Agent can book this offer for you:
March 23 – June 12, 2015
Your Travel Window is: June 16 – Aug. 13, 2015

Call today to learn more about this exciting offer- and let us turn your dream of a Disney Destination vacation into a reality!
1-888-50 MOUSE

*Restrictions apply- based on resort room availability. Sample package price based on 2 adults and one child (ages 3-9) for a 3-night/2-day room and Magic Your Way Base Ticket. The number of packages available at these rates is limited. Tickets are valid for one theme park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package.