Friday, April 20, 2012

Special Canadian Resident cruise offer

Canada residents can receive a 15% discount* off of the prevailing rates on most California Coastal sailings (sail dates between September 16th and October 7th, 2012.)  This offer applies to categories 4A - 11A (excluding any category with restrictions, such as IGT, OGT, VGT.)  Ports of call for these sailings include Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA and Ensenada, Mexico.  Experience the beauty of the California Coast and all of the Magic of the Disney Wonder!

*Government taxes and fees are not included.  Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers or onboard credits (other than your DreamFinder onboard credit offer, which is applicable.)  Proof of Canadian residency is required.

Contact your DreamFinder agent for more information, or for a pricing quote today.
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Disney Cruise Line to include gratuities automatically

Disney Cruise Line is implementing a new process for gratuities onboard their ships.  They will be automatically charging guest accounts on embarkation day with the suggested gratuity amounts for the Server, Assistant Server, Head Server and Stateroom Host/Hostess.
Guests will still have the ability to modify or add additional gratuity amounts, or pay in cash by stopping by guest services onboard the ship.

Guests may still add pre-paid gratuities at the time of booking, or when making final payment to a cruise.  If the pre-paid gratuities have not been added prior to boarding, guests will receive a letter explaining the automatic charge to their onboard account.

Effective dates for this new policy are as follows:
Disney Magic:  immediately
Disney Fantasy:  April 21, 2012
Disney Wonder:  April 22, 2012
Disney Dream:  Date to be announced

We would love to hear your thoughts/opinions on this new policy.  Please share them with us!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dinner with Ariel coming to Disney's California Adventure

Ariel's Grotto at Disney's California Adventure has been offering breakfast and lunch with Ariel and her princess friends for some time now, but beginning June 15, 2012 they will also be offering a Royal Dinner with Ariel and friends. 
With the addition of this new dining experience, "World of Color" dining packages will no longer be offered at Ariel's Grotto for dining after June 14, 2012. 

Guest's may begin booking reservations today for this new dinner event.  Contact your DreamFinder agent if you would like to book this new character dinner.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Disney Cruise Line to end Palo High Tea

Have you ever tried to book a Palo brunch reservation aboard one of the Disney Cruise Ships?  It can be incredibly difficult to book if not done far in advance.  Due to the popularity of the Palo Brunch and in order to accommodate more guests, Disney Cruise Line will be implementing extended brunch hours. 

As a result of the extended brunch dining times, Palo High Tea will no longer be offered as a dining option.  This will become effective with the 8/13/12 sailings of the Disney Wonder and Fantasy, and on 7/22/12 for the Disney Dream, and on 8/10/12 for the Disney Magic.

Remember, booking these experiences when your booking window opens up is very important to make sure you get the time and day you prefer.  When booking with DreamFinder Travel, your personal DreamMaker will always be happy to book this for you if you wish.  For a Disney vacation quote, please be sure to visit our website and click on the "get a quote" link on any page.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Disneyland Dining now to offer email reservation requests

Starting today Disneyland is offering a new way to make dining reservations.  You can still make dining reservations up to 60 days in advance via the DINE line, but now you can also opt to request your dining reservations via email.  (You can also request Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and Studio Disney 365 reservations with this new system as well.)  *At this time the upcoming Carthay Circle Restaurant (scheduled to open June 15th) at Disney's California Adventure park is NOT yet taking reservations*

Dining reservation requests can now be emailed to  The request needs to have the following information in order to be processed:
  • Name of the Restaurant
  • Requested date and meal period (i.e. breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Total number of guests dining
  • Your name and phone number
Requests received between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. will be processed the same day, and those received after hours will be processed the next day. 

Remember--your DreamFinder Dream Maker will take care of making all of your dining reservations for you!  Just be sure to partner with your agent to let them know your preferences and your DreamMaker will do the rest!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Why use a Disney Destinations Specialist

One thing I often hear from potential new clients is “why should we use DreamFinder Travel.”  Well, I am here to explain to you why you SHOULD use a Disney Destination specialist for all of your Disney vacation planning.

First and foremost—our services are FREE!  You will not pay any more for using DreamFinder Travel and your personal vacation planner to book and plan your vacation!  Our agents all LOVE Disney and know the ships, parks and resorts inside and out, and will help you plan your vacation as if it were their own.  When booking with DreamFinder Travel, you will be paired with your own experienced personal agent, or DreamMaker as we prefer to call them, to work with throughout your vacation planning.  Your DreamMaker is your personal at home concierge. This allows your DreamMaker to get to know you and your preferences, and to make the best recommendations for you and your travel party.  They are there every step of the way in your planning to answer your questions and concerns (and we also have a toll-free number for you to reach your agent, in addition to being able to email them.)  Your DreamMaker always has YOUR best interests in mind when assisting you with your travel planning.  We offer you honest, and unbiased reviews, information, recommendations, and suggestions.

We also continue to look for the best rates for you, even after you book!  So you can book with us with confidence, knowing that you will always have the best pricing available.  If a lower price or promotion happens to come available for your travel dates even after you book, we will take care of automatically applying it for you!  That is one of the services our clients love the most!  We have saved our clients many thousands of dollars over the years with this extra service we offer.  Did we mention that we do all of this FREE OF CHARGE?  Yes, that is right, all of our services are provided to you at NO COST.  You get all of our knowledge and experience, and even discount hunting, all provided to you, free of cost!  And who said nothing is free?  Why do we do this?  Because we want you to have the very best Disney vacation possible, and at the very best price possible.

We offer personal concierge services and take care of all of your advance planning for you.  From doing things such as booking advance dining reservations, booking recreation or excursions for you, to making recommendations, and booking tours for you, and more; your DreamMaker will partner with you to understand your likes/dislikes and expectations.  We will make recommendations based on this personal knowledge, and can even help you set up special celebrations for any special events, such as birthdays and anniversaries.  We have even helped plan surprise engagements, and Disney weddings!

Disney has so much to offer, so let’s get started today in planning your vacation to create magical memories that your family will cherish for many years.  We look forward to hearing from you soon to turn your vacation dreams into magical memories.  Click on the link below to get started!

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Monday, April 2, 2012

New hold policy for Disney Cruise Line

There is a brand new policy in effect for holding cabins without deposit on Disney Cruise Line, effective immediately.

You used to be able to hold a suite/concierge cabin for 3 days and non-suite/non-concierge cabins for 5 days (there were exceptions to this, but this was the general policy.)

Effective today, suites/concierge cabins will only be held for ONE day, and non-suite/non-concierge cabins will only be held for 3 days.

Please be sure to keep this in mind when you are thinking of booking a cruise.  You will have to now decide in a shorter time frame if you want the cabin on hold or not.  Make sure you contact your agent in a timely manner now when submitting your deposits on cabins.

Interested in pricing a cruise?  Not sure where you want to go, or which date?  Take a look at our Cruise Search Tool!  It's a great way to find the cruise that best suits your needs!
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New Summer Discount for Walt Disney World

Are you planning to travel to Walt Disney World this summer? Well if you are planning to travel between June 15 - August 14, 2012 you can save up to 25% off of the room rates: 
  • Save 15% at Disney's All Star Sports and All Star Music Resort
  • Save 20% at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Contemporary Resort, Coronado Springs Resort, Caribbean Beach Resort, Port Orleans Riverside Resort and Ft. Wilderness Resort & Campground Cabins
  • Save 25% at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, BoardWalk, Animal Kingdom Lodge (standard views only), Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, and Old Key West Resort.

Other resorts not listed are offering a 5% discount. There are some really great rates to be had on this offer, and you can book this as a package, or room only stay. Contact your DreamMaker, or DreamFinder Travel for your Walt Disney World quote today!

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