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Disney World Resort Comparison

Choosing the right Walt Disney World® Resort might not seem as thrilling as a ride on Expedition Everest, but with the right information (and a little pixie dust) we hope you will find that it really is a small world after all! In today’s article we aim to share the bare necessities of the Disney World Resort Options!

One of the first questions we tend to get from clients is how to decide on the perfect option in a particular resort or category. We like to start by explaining the differences between the four resort categories offered in Walt Disney World- including their prices. Comparing the prices of each resort also means considering the different discounts offered by Disney, as well as how those discounts can affect the overall package price of a vacation. For many offers it is important to remember that a room-only discount is usually tiered, thus offering lower discounts to Value resorts and higher discounts to Deluxe and Villa options. This is why we often show our clients that in some cases it is actually possible to pay less money to stay at a Moderate resort than at a Value! With this information in mind, we proudly present our very own Disney Word Resort comparison checklist!

Resort Categories:

Note: While there are only four resort categories defined by Disney, we chose to differentiate in the Deluxe category- thus creating a fifth category to compare.

  • Value: Large properties with unique, over the top themes and design motifs. Most standard rooms are accessed via an exterior open-air hallway. In some locations specially themed rooms are available.
  • Moderate: Unique, subdued resort themes. Access to most rooms is via an exterior hallway, with certain exceptions. In some locations specially themed rooms are available.
  • Deluxe: Elegant and highly detailed architecture and design. Access to rooms is via an interior hallway.
  • Deluxe Monorail: Often referred to as the crowned jewels of the Disney resorts, they offer spectacular service with the closest proximity to the Magic Kingdom. Access to rooms is via an interior hallway.
  • Villa: Charm, service and magic- with the comforts of home. In most cases access to rooms is via an interior hallway while some will have an external doorway.

Room Specifics and Price ($ -$$$$):

  • Value: Rooms tend to average around 260 sq. feet and most sleep four people plus a child in a crib. Most standard rooms offer double beds. Larger family suites accommodate 6 people plus a child in a crib. Best for those seeking a budget friendly resort option. $
  • Moderate: Rooms tend to average around 314 sq. feet and sleep four people plus a child under age 3 in a crib. Some rooms offer an additional banquette or trundle bed to accommodate a family of 5. Best for those seeking slightly greater resort amenities along with good value. $$
  • Deluxe and Deluxe Monorail: Rooms tend to average between 344- 440 sq. feet and vary in sleeping capacity. Some Deluxe resorts sleep four people plus a child under age 3 in a crib, while others- especially Monorail Resorts- can accommodate families of 5 plus a child under age 3 in a crib. Best for those who seek the highest levels of extra services, recreation, dining options, proximity and unique transportation. $$$-$$$$
  • Villa: Villas range in size from 314 square feet up to 2,500 square feet at Grand Villas, and can accommodate up to 12 people and a child under age 3 in a crib. Best for those who may be traveling with larger parties and who enjoy a vacation joined with the comforts of home. $$$-$$$$

Bathrooms

  • Value: One sink, one commode, and one tub / shower. Suites may  offer additional bathrooms.
  • Moderate: Two sinks, one commode, and one tub / shower.
  • Deluxe and Deluxe Monorail: Two sinks, one commode, and one tub / shower.
  • Villa: Standard bathrooms, which tend to vary based on the number of bedrooms.

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  • Value: Rooms may look at a parking lot, wooded area, themed resort elements, or swimming pool.
  • Moderate: Rooms may look at a parking lot, wooded area, themed resort elements, swimming pool, or a body of water.
  • Deluxe and Deluxe Monorail: Rooms may look at a parking lot, wooded area, themed resort elements, swimming pool, a body of water, or a theme park. Animal Kingdom Lodge rooms may overlook animal habitats. Entertainment such as fireworks may be seen from some deluxe resort rooms.
  • Villa: Rooms may look at a parking lot, wooded area, themed resort elements, swimming pool, a body of water, a theme park, or a golf course. Animal Kingdom Lodge rooms may overlook animal habitats. Entertainment such as fireworks may be seen from some deluxe resort rooms.

Dining

  • Value: Quick Service/Food court as well as pizza delivery to room.
  • Moderate: Quick Service/Food court, pizza delivery to room, and at least one casual table-service restaurant.
  • Deluxe and Deluxe Monorail: Quick Service/Food court, full menu via room-service, multiple table-service restaurants and character dining.
  • Villa: Quick Service dining, kitchen and kitchenettes as well as other dining options depending upon resort.

Recreation and Entertainment:

  • Value: Multiple pools, arcade and playground.
  • Moderate: Multiple pools, water slide, playgrounds and arcade. Bicycle and watercraft rentals in some locations. Health Club at certain locations.
  • Deluxe and Deluxe Monorail: Multiple pools, water slide, playgrounds and arcade. Bicycle and watercraft rentals in some locations. Health Club access at all locations.
  • Villa: Multiple pools, water slide, playgrounds and arcade. Bicycle and watercraft rentals in some locations. Health Club access at all locations.

Transportation*

  • Value: Bus service to all Walt Disney World Resort areas.
  • Moderate: Bus service to all Walt Disney World Resort areas, limited boat service to select locations.
  • Deluxe and Deluxe Monorail: Bus service to all Walt Disney World Resort areas, boat service from some resorts to various destinations, as well as monorail service. Some resorts are within walking distance to certain parks.
  • Villa: Bus Service to all Walt Disney World Resort areas, limited boat service to select locations.

*Transportation is a very important aspect of a Disney vacation plan. With the exception of the monorail, extended transit time must be factored into bus and water launch transportation. It is wise to allow at least 1 hour and 15 minutes for bus transportation. Additionally, strollers must be collapsed prior to boarding, which can present a challenge for guests traveling with young children. Conversely, monorail service is relatively speedy and can be as short as 5 minutes. Strollers may be pushed straight onto the tram and do not need to be collapsed, which can make for a smooth ride back to a resort with a sleeping child.

We hope you enjoyed this informative discussion of the Disney World resort options. We would love to hear your feedback, tips, and suggestions! Come visit us on facebook to join the discussion!

Disney World FREE Dining for 2014!

The big day has arrived! It’s time to announce FREE Disney dining offer of 2014! Beginning today Disney Moments of Magic Travel clients who are Disney Visa Cardholders can book this exciting offer and save BIG on their Walt Disney World vacation! This offer will be open to the general public on May 7th.

The dates for Free Dining are:

8/31- 10/3

10/26 – 11/1

11/9 – 11/20

12/12 – 12/23

Resort Exclusions Include: All-Star Movies, Port Orleans Resort- Riverside, Port Orleans Resort- French Quarter, The Villa’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, the Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms and all 3 Bedroom Villas.

Additionally, this offer is arrival based. So even if you arrive on the last valid day of the promotion, you will get free dining for your entire stay!!

Remember that when you book with Moments of Magic Travel and stay at a Disney Resort Hotel, our complimentary concierge service will help plan every aspect of your vacation! Our guests enjoy a multitude of additional perks such as:

  • Customized Itinerary Planning that is tailored to your family’s vacation needs! Our itineraries are specially designed to help you spend the least amount of time in line- and more time experiencing the magic!
  • FastPass+ selections booked for you up to 60 days in advance if your vacation.
  • Advance Dining Reservations and special experience planning.
  • Complimentary ground transportation between Orlando International Airport and your Disney Resort Hotel as well as throughout the Walt Disney World Resort as well.
  • Extra time in the park so you can experience select attractions at one of the Theme Parks outside normal operating hours with the Extra Magic Hours benefit. (Valid Theme Park admission and Resort ID required.)
  • Amazing experiences like themed pools, Disney movies under the stars and Character Dining at select Resort Hotels!

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

2014 Summer Savings at Walt Disney World Resorts!

We are excited to announce that today the 2014 Summer Savings were released to the public for Walt Disney World! Call us today for more information!

This offer provides a discount of up to 35% off your room for stays of 6 nights or more, and up to 30% off stays of 1-5 nights! Save even more when you upgrade to a package with a minimum 6-day Magic Your Way Ticket. The offer can be booked now through June 6th, 2014 so call your Moments of Magic Travel Agent today at 1-888-50MOUSE!

Stay longer and save more! Explore the savings for each Disney Resort Hotel for stays most nights 6/15 – 8/28/2014:

Resort
Category
Hotel Stays 6 or more nights Stays 1 to 5 nights
Deluxe Villas Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Save 35% Save 30%
The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—Jambo House and Kidani Village
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Save 25% Save 20%
Deluxe Resorts Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—Standard View/Pool View
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Save 35% Save 30%
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—Savanna View/Club View
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Save 25% Save 20%
Moderate Resorts Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort—Riverside
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins
Save 25% Save 20%
Value Resorts Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Save 20% Save 15%
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort—Family Suites Save 15% Save 10%

Additional Offer Details:

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. No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom Villas and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms, Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. 30% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings for other Resorts.

**Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Savings based on the non-discounted price of the same ticket. Theme Park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use.

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Woo hoo! BIG summer savings announced for Disney Visa Cardholders!

We are excited to announce that today the Big Summer Blowout Sale was announced for Walt Disney World! If you are a Disney Visa Cardholder we can book these savings starting March 13th 2014. We expect this sale to go live to the general public on Monday March 17th so call us today for more information!

This offer provides a discount of up to 35% off your room for stays of 6 nights or more, and up to 30% off stays of 1-5 nights! Save even more when you upgrade to a package with a minimum 6-day Magic Your Way Ticket. The offer can be booked now through June 6th, 2014 so call your Moments of Magic Travel Agent today at 1-888-50MOUSE!

Stay longer and save more! Explore the savings for each Disney Resort Hotel for stays most nights 6/15 – 8/28/2014:

Resort
Category
Hotel Stays 6 or more nights Stays 1 to 5 nights
Deluxe Villas Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Save 35% Save 30%
The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—Jambo House and Kidani Village
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Save 25% Save 20%
Deluxe Resorts Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—Standard View/Pool View
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Save 35% Save 30%
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—Savanna View/Club View
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Save 25% Save 20%
Moderate Resorts Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort—Riverside
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins
Save 25% Save 20%
Value Resorts Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Save 20% Save 15%
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort—Family Suites Save 15% Save 10%

Additional Offer Details:
1. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes Disney’s Art of Animation–The Little Mermaid Standard Room, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort–French Quarter, Disney’s All Star Movies, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Campsites and 3-Bedroom Villas. 


2. Theme Park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use.

Disney Gift Card Giveaway!

We are so excited to announce a new giveaway to our Facebook fans! We need you to help spread the word about our Moments of Magic Travel Facebook Page! If we reach 1000 ‘likes’  on our page by February 14th we will award one lucky fan a $100 Disney Gift Card. If we reach 2000 ‘likes’ by 2/14 we will award one $200 Disney Gift card- and if we can reach 3000 ‘likes’ by 2/14 we will award one $300 Disney Gift Card!
That means you can win up to $300 just by being a fan of our page! Be sure to tell your family and friends- message them the link or share this blog post with them!

Good luck and thank you to our amazing fans!!

Full terms and conditions:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

 

Spring 2014 Room and Ticket Offer at Walt Disney World!

1505332_672207089497163_1118277290_nWe have some magical news! You can save up to 30%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Feb. 24 – March 5, March 14 – April 12 and April 20 – June 15, 2014!

There is extra magic in store when you upgrade to a room and ticket package- you can get one more ticket day FREE! (Minimum 4-day Magic Your Way ticket required.) This offer expires  March 31, 2014 so don’t delay! Let Moments of Magic Travel book your trip today! 843-737-2994

Offer Details:

For stays most nights Feb. 24 – March 5, March 14 – April 12 and April 20 – June 15, 2014:

* 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 apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Advance reservations required. No group rates or other discounts apply. Excludes 3-bedroom villas and campsites and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid rooms or the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. 30% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings for other Resorts. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Theme park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use.

 

A New Spring 2014 Walt Disney World Offer for Disney Visa Cardholders!

Happy New Year! Disney has kicked off 2014 with a brand new offer for Disney Visa® Cardholders! We expect this offer to go live to the public on Monday, January 6th! Be sure to call Moments of Magic Travel today at 843-737-2994 to learn more about this offer, or to book your next Disney vacation!

If you plan to travel to Walt Disney World from March 14- June 15th you can save up to 30% on your room at select Disney Resorts. Additionally, if you upgrade to a room/ticket package and purchase a 4 day park pass you can get a 5th day FREE! To take advantage of this offer you will need to book with your Disney Visa® Card through March 31st 2014 for stays most nights 3/14- 4/12 and 4/20 – 6/15/2014.

The Resort discount offers are as follows:

Deluxe Villas Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
Save 30%
The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—Jambo House and Kidani Village
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Save 20%
Deluxe Resorts Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—Standard View/Pool View
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge—Standard View/Woods View
Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Save 30%
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—Savanna View/Club View
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge—Courtyard View/Club View
Save 20%
Moderate Resorts Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort—Riverside
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins
Save 25%
Value Resorts Disney’s All Star Sports Resort
Disney’s All Star Music Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Save 20%
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort—Family Suites Save 15%

Offer restrictions/details:

1. 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. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package.
2. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort—The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms and The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.3. Theme Park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use. Offer made by Disney. Chase Bank USA, N.A. and its affiliates are not affiliates of Disney and are not responsible for offer fulfillment. © Disney

A magical offer from Disney Cruise Line! 50% off your deposit!

Yo, ho, ho pirates and princesses! We are thrilled to announce a very special offer from Disney Cruise Line to get you started on your holiday shopping!

Right now you can save 50% on your required deposit when you book a Disney Cruise Line vacation by Dec. 15, 2013!  (Remaining balance due at time of final payment.)* When you combine this with the Moments of Magic Travel Onboard Credit Program the savings are truly magical!  ‘Tis the season to give the gift of memories!

*This offer is valid for new bookings only on sailings booked through December 15, 2013 and is only valid on sailings that do not require total payment at time of booking.

Please contact Moments of Magic Travel to book your vacation, or complete our Disney Cruise Line Quote Request form.

Top Ten ways to Save Money on a Disney Vacation!

Whether you are visiting for the very first time, or if you call Disney your home away from home, saving money can be an important topic on your agenda! A trip to Disney does not have to be a budget busting experience, and if you plan it right you can find several ways to save a great deal of money on your Disney vacation. As a travel agency specializing only in Disney Destination vacations, Moments of Magic Travel is proud to say that we have saved our clients thousands of dollars on their vacations, and we are proud to share some of our top suggestions with you! Read on to see exactly how you can save, and then give us a call to see how we can apply these and many more ideas to your next Disney vacation!

10- Choose your resort wisely– With so many Disney Resorts to choose from, the options can feel overwhelming. Start by assessing your budget and then determine which Disney Resorts will accommodate the number of travelers in your party. Larger families can often save money by considering a family suite versus two connecting rooms, while a smaller family might find a great deal in the savings of a value property over a deluxe. Additionally you can time your vacation around a discount promotion which can significantly lower the cost you pay per night. Remember that by staying on Disney property you will save money on the ‘extras’ like free parking (currently $15-$19), complimentary transportation to and from Orlando International Airport  (saves transportation fees and rental car costs) as well as the ability to purchase a Disney Dining Plan (see #9).

9- Consider a Dining Plan- We believe that when used correctly, the right dining plan can definitely bring a great deal of value to your vacation budget. If you plan to spend a few days in the theme parks and will eat at least one sit down meal per day, the dining plan is definitely a good option to consider. The snacks offered on the plans allow guest to stretch their meals with a variety of options throughout the parks and resorts. If you are a ‘foodie’ and like to dine at the Signature Restaurants the deluxe dining plan can offer even greater savings (Deluxe tip example- eat at a 1 credit table service meal for breakfast, use your snack credits for a light lunch and dine at a Signature Restaurant for dinner). Other ways to use the dining plans to save money include visiting during the food and wine festival and using snack credits to sample various cuisines, booking your dining reservation far enough in advance to secure the best (and often most expensive) table service meals to use with your credits, saving table credits for dinner (a higher priced meal in general), and eating breakfast in your room instead of using a dining credit. One additional tip we have is not to waste your snack credits on water- all quick service dining locations will provide a cup of water for free.

8- Make sure you take advantage of offers that you are eligible for– Disney has incredible offers on resorts and park admissions for members of the US Military and Florida Residents. Be sure to look into these if you fall into either of these categories!

7- Travel at the right time– The time of year that you travel to Disney can make a significant difference in your price! The busiest weeks of the year (peak days) are inevitably higher priced and the opposite is true when you visit off-season. When you add in a promotion you can save even more, and the best part is that when you travel during off-peak times you will also see lower crowds in the theme parks!

6- Go to Target– Yes, you read that right. One little known secret to saving money on your Disney vacation is right there in the middle of the bullseye! If you have a Target Red Card or Target Red Debit card you save 5% on your purchases. Fortunately, this includes the purchase of gift cards- and Target sells Disney gift cards! By purchasing Disney gift cards in the amount you plan to spend on your Disney vacation (you can use them throughout the resorts and theme parks) you will save 5% right off the bat. That’s a saving of 5% before you even leave your home!

5- Get a Disney Visa Card– If you love Disney and plan to visit anytime soon the Disney Visa card is another great way to save money. If you make purchases on your card throughout the year you will earn reward dollars for every charge you make. Additional perks include a $50 onboard credit for Disney Cruise line, 10% off select merchandise and dining locations in Walt Disney World Theme Parks, as well as 20% off select Guided Tours! There is also a private meet and greet location for cardholders where you will meet with some of your favorite characters and receive a free photo as a souvenir!

4- Visit the parks for more than 3 days– The cost of Theme Park admission can be a lot to take in at first glance, but one thing that many people don’t realize is that the longer you stay, the less expensive each day will cost. Once you get beyond a 4 day park pass you will see the greatest savings on each day of admission. Additionally, if you decide to stay longer than you originally anticipated be sure to check with Guest Services about extending your Park Pass- they can assist you with an upgrade to your pass on the spot- and often for a lot less money than you might expect.

3- Use a system for souvenirs! If you are traveling with children you will undoubtedly be begged for various gifts, toys and souvenirs at the Disney Theme Parks. While it can be tempting to buy souvenirs on an ongoing basis, we have found that having a reward system in place can cut down on the number of things you buy for your kids while also making each souvenir more special- and the good behavior is the icing on the cake! Try the reward system: if your child behaves throughout the entire day (no tantrums or meltdowns) they can earn that day’s reward- a souvenir! This is a great way to encourage good behavior at the parks- as long as you follow through with your own rules. We use this system with our own children and I can tell you from personal experience that it really helps! The one daily reward helps encourage our children to choose their reward wisely instead of grabbing the first thing they see at a store (and then begging for more a few hours later). One suggestion we have is to pay careful attention to the reward your child chooses because some items are only available at one location in a park. If this is the case, we suggest buying that item and holding on to it until the end of the day- that way you won’t have to worry about running through the park to buy it at the last minute!

2- Consider Grocery Delivery– If you are staying at a Disney Resort Garden Grocer will deliver direct to your resort for a $14 delivery fee. You can have essentials delivered to you that you can the take into the park to save money over purchasing them there. Have you forgotten diapers or cereal? Would you like juice boxes, snacks or other items? Have them delivered and save big over buying in a gift shop!

cropped-momagic_logo.png1- Use a travel agent who specializes in Disney Destination Vacations! In all reality it is truly one of the best ways to save money. We have lost track of the number of clients who have transferred their reservation to us and saved hundreds of dollars in the process. It’s a combination of everything we have mentioned here, along with a vast knowledge of exactly which of our many tips and tricks will help you save even more on your vacation. Our services are FREE– so you have absolutely nothing to lose when you book with a travel agent who specializes in Disney Destinations like Moments of Magic Travel. The advice and vacation planning we provide is invaluable and can save you money, as well as a great deal of time in planning your Disney Vacation!