Top Three Disney Terms:  My Disney Experience, MagicBands, and FastPass+, OH MY!

Top Three Disney Terms: My Disney Experience, MagicBands, and FastPass+, OH MY!

    Congrats, you’re going to Walt Disney World!  Or maybe it’s more along the lines of… congrats, you want to think about planning a trip to Walt Disney World but you’re feeling a little overwhelmed from the first website view.  MagicBands, My Disney Experience and FastPass+, OH MY!  But wait, what?  What do these words mean?   We’ve said it before that planning a trip to Walt Disney World involves several moving parts. Getting up to speed on Disney Speak can be challenging and confusing but, our team of travel planners are ready and able to walk you through everything you need to know about My Disney Experience, MagicBands, and FastPass+ so you can leave the OH MY behind.    Here are some of our tips to tackling the top three Disney terms you need to know before you head to the most magical place on earth. Top Three Disney Terms:  My Disney Experience (MDE)   When planning your Walt Disney World vacation, you can build your itinerary online at MyDisneyExperience.com and access your plans from the My Disney Experience Mobile App on your smartphone.  Once you link your tickets and reservations to your account, your resort and dining reservations appear in your plans.  You can build your itinerary from start to finish online including Advanced Dining Reservations and FastPass+ selections and update your reservations on the go from your smartphone.  You can also use the mobile app for park maps, current wait times, restroom locations and where to find your favorite Disney Characters.  Traveling with a big travel party?  You can connect to everyone in your travel group by...
Character Hunting at Disney World:  Tips to Magical Moments

Character Hunting at Disney World: Tips to Magical Moments

Do you remember the first time you met Mickey Mouse?  Or do you know someone who dreams of meeting their favorite princess or a character from a galaxy far, far away?  A trip to Walt Disney World© is as magical as it is memorable and no experience adds to the magic more than meeting your favorite character, princess, or villain.  However, quite a bit has changed over the years when it comes to meeting Mickey and the gang. Most characters do not roam the parks but have set spots or venues where they reside and you line up to meet them, grab an autograph and snap a picture. There are four Disney Parks at Disney World and not all characters can be found at one single park.  Being prepared ahead of time with an idea of which characters are at the top of the list will save you time and ensure that you capture moments with the favorites on your list. So, where do you start?  Before leaving for the house of the mouse, do a little research on where to find the characters you are most interested in meeting.  You can find information on specific park attractions, shows and character meet and greets on the Walt Disney World© website.  Or you can ask one of us!  To help you in your quest to meet Mickey, a Princess or two, Chewbacca or Winnie the Pooh, here are our go-to resources for character hunting at Disney World and tips to magical moments.     Character Hunting at Disney World:  Tips to Magical Moments Character Meet and Greets   Each park...
10 Magical Steps to Planning a Disney Vacation

10 Magical Steps to Planning a Disney Vacation

Planning a Disney vacation doesn’t have to be overwhelming especially when using a Magical Tripcations Disney Travel Planner!  We have created this list of 10 Magical Steps to Planning a Disney Vacation to show you how easy it is to plan your dream Disney vacation.  Magical Tripcations is an Authorized Disney Vacation Travel Planner and full service travel agency with accredited membership under Cruise Line International Association (CLIA).  We are a team of highly qualified travel planners and are dedicated to providing you with superior customer service, expert advice and truly personalized travel planning services.  Best news?  Our planning services are FREE when you book your vacation package with us.  We will save you hours of research, answer all of your questions, and provide you with a seamless vacation, one magical step at a time.  Need more information?  See our Why Use a Disney Travel Planner blog post here. 10 Magical Steps to Planning a Disney Vacation Step 1 – Contact Magical Tripcations for a Package Quote A travel planner will be in touch with you within 24-hours of receiving your request for a quote and provide you with a travel questionnaire to.  Or, if you prefer, he or she can give you a call.  After you complete the questionnaire, your travel planner will prepare a quote based on your travel needs and email the quote to you within 48-hours. Did you know if you’re traveling to Walt Disney World® or Disneyland®, a $200 deposit is all that is required to book your reservation and begin the planning process?  Read on for how this makes planning your Disney vacation even easier! Step 2 –...
Why Use A Disney Travel Planner?

Why Use A Disney Travel Planner?

Why use a Disney Travel Planner?  We’re so glad you asked! So, you want to go to Disney World, take a Disney Cruise or learn more about the value of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort® but are overwhelmed with the massive amount of information you stumble upon on the Internet.  You may be asking yourself where do I start, when do we go, where do we stay?  Look no further, as Magical Tripcations is here to help answer any and all of your questions and save you hours of research and stress that comes with planning a dream vacation!  We would be honored if you allowed us to share our love of Disney with you. Our team of Disney travel planners is well educated and knowledgeable in all things Disney!  We are graduates of the College of Disney Knowledge and collectively, we have hundreds of Disney vacations under our belts that provide invaluable experience.  We’ve done just about everything there is to do at the theme parks, including getting married & honeymooning, celebrating birthdays & anniversaries, attending many special events, and running in several of the Walt Disney World® Marathons.  We’ve also enjoyed time with Mickey and friends aboard the Disney Cruise Line!  We know the Disney tips and tricks to make your vacation magical and memorable from first-hand experience. Our travel planning services are FREE!  That’s right, free.  When you book your Disney Destinations package through Magical Tripcations, our planning services are free!  We are paid a commission through the Walt Disney Travel Company for booking your vacation.   And, we don’t stop at the booking service.  We...