Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Eat to the Beat Concert Series for 2012 WDW Food & Wine Festival

One of the fun  and entertaining events at Walt Disney World's International Food & Wine Festival each year is the "Eat to the Beat" Concert Series.  This year is no exception and for the 17th annual festival, the line-up is scheduled to be as follows:

 9/28 - 9/30       Night Ranger
10/1 - 10/3        Sugar Ray
10/4 - 10/7        Starship starring Mickey Thomas
10/8 - 10/10      Boyz II Men
10/11 - 10/12    Smash Mouth
10/13 - 10/14    Javier Colon (winner of "The Voice")
10/15 - 10/17    Air Supply
10/18 - 10/19    Gin Blossoms
10/20 - 10/21    Survivor
10/22 - 10/23    Hanson
10/24 - 10/25    The Pointer Sisters
10/26 - 10/28    Sister Hazel
10/28 - 10/31    Billy Ocean
11/1 - 11/2        .38 Special
11/3 - 11/4       Howard Jones LIVE
11/5 - 11/6       Blues Traveler
11/7 - 11/8       Dennis DeYoung (original member of the group Styx)
11/9 - 11/12     Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

**talent and dates are subject to change**

The fabulous Party for the Senses will also return this year--October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 2012.   (Reservations will open on August 14th for the Party for the Senses events at 7:00 a.m. EST.  Bookings can be made by contacting your DreamFinder agent, or calling 407-WDW-FEST.)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Disneyland to add "Extra Magic Hour" for Resort Hotel Guests

The Disneyland Resort is adding the "Extra Magic Hour" feature beginning on June 18, 2012.  Guests staying at one of the on-site Disneyland Resort Hotels (Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Grand Californian, or Paradise Pier) will be able to take advantage of "Extra Magic Hour". which is an early entry into either the Disneyland Park or Disney's California Adventure Park.  These extra magic hours will be available every day (Disneyland Park is scheduled to be on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and Disney's California Adventure Park is scheduled to be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)
(*Valid Theme Park admission and active hotel room key card are required.)

The new "Extra Magic Hour" will allow those staying at one of the on-site Disneyland Resort hotels admission into select attractions before the park opens to the general public.

This does not affect the "Magic Morning" early entry available on select days that comes with the 3-day or longer bonus tickets (which are also available for those who are not staying at an on-site Disneyland Resort hotel.)

For your Disneyland Resort vacation quote, you can contact your DreamFinder personal DreamMaker, or visit our website and submit your request today.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Adventures by Disney -- Let's Adventure Together

Where will your Adventure take you?  Adventures by Disney offers so many wonderful locations and amazing experiences!  New 2013 itineraries have been announced (Scotland and Southeast Asia) along with many returning favorite destinations and a few changes to others.
You can view more information on our website, or contact your DreamFinder agent for your vacation quote today.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Aulani Fall promotion

KIDS EAT FREE and save 25% on Hawaiian Airlines

There is a new offer available for stays at Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa for this Fall. 
When purchasing a 5 night or longer stay at Aulani for travel between August 29 - November 3, 2012, kids (ages 3-9) eat free when ordering from the kid's menu (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and they also will receive a free length of stay pass for the Rainbow Reef as well.
This offer includes three free meals (from the kids menu) per child (age 3-9) for each night of your stay from the following quick-service and table service locations:
  • Ama-Ama (meal includes 1 appetizer, 1 entree, 1 dessert and 1 non-alcoholic beverage
  • Makahiki (meal includes 1 full buffet)
  • The Oleolo Room (meal includes 1 continental breakfast)
  • One Paddle, Two Paddle (meal includes 1 entree or 1 combo meal, 1 dessert and 1 non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Mama's Snack Stop (meal includes 1 entree or 1 combo meal, 1 dessert and 1 non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Lava Shack (meal includes 1 entree or 1 combo meal, 1 dessert and 1 non-alcoholic beverage)

In addition to the free kids dining offer, there is also a 25% off discount for Hawaiian Airlines (when flying from the following airports: JFK, SFO, LAX, OAK, or SJC.) **for the airline discount, your reservation must include at least a 1 night minimum stay at Aulani**

Travel dates for this offer are 8/29/12 - 11/3/12, and travel must be booked by July 14th.

**The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.  It cannot be combined with any other discount of promotional offer.  Free dining will expire upon check-out, and is non-transferable.  Advance reservations are required.**

(Airport Codes:  JFK--John F Kennedy International Airport; OAK--Oakland International Airport; SJC--San Jose International Airport; SFO--San Francisco International Airport; LAX--Los Angeles International Airport)

Contact your DreamFinder agent for your no-obligation quote today!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Carthay Circle Restaurant now taking reservations

Reservations for the Carthay Circle Restaurant at Disney California Adventure Park are now available to be booked. The restaurant will open with Buena Vista Street and Cars Land on June 15th.

This signature dining location will be housed on the second floor of the Carthay Circle Theatre, a re-creation of one of the great California movie palaces. This new park icon anchors Buena Vista Street and is a historic landmark with an important place in Disney history--it is where Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered in 1937.

Paying tribute to Hollywood’s Golden Age, the theatre’s interior celebrates the legacy of Disney family entertainment, with emphasis on Walt and the first Disney animators. But in this theatre, the food is the star. Signature dishes created with freshness, excitement and integrity will highlight the locally sourced fresh produce, seafood and meats found throughout the region.

The Carthay Circle Restaurant also will offer an extensive signature-level wine program, highlighted by California and new-world wines. In the ground-level Carthay Circle Lounge, Guests will discover creative tapas along with unique California craft beers, as well as cocktails designed to be relevant to the era and handcrafted by expert bartenders employing the art of mixology.

Purchase of an appetizer and an entrée, or an entrée and a dessert (at either lunch or dinner) will include a ticket to access the center-stage viewing area for the “World of Color.”   (This option joins  other options for the viewing area, such as the World of Color prix fixe dinner at Wine Country Trattoria, World of Color picnic meals from Sonoma Terrace at Golden Vine Winery, or the Disney Fastpass tickets distributed near Grizzly River Run.

Reservations can be made by contacting your DreamFinder agent, or by calling the Disney Dine Line at 714-781-DINE (714-781-3463) or emailing a request to dine@disneyland.com.