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Catamaran Experience and Snorkel Sail

Editor’s Note:  Today we have another shore excursion from Louise Mullen from her recent visit to Disney’s Aulani.  Thanks again Louise for a fantastic review!

We met in the lobby of Aulani for our van ride to the marina where we were to meet up with the catamaran.  There was a little bit of a holdup over, of all things, towels…A bit of confusion over who wanted to sit where in the vans.  These were no big deal, small hiccups.  This excursion was run by a private tour company in conjunction with Adventures by Disney.  The van drive was less than a half hour drive to get to the marina.  We were greeted and our shoes were stored in a bin on the dock.  So it was a “barefoot cruise”.  Once on board the crew did introductions and the mandatory safety check.  We were told the dos and don’ts of the restrooms, and where the life vests were stored etc.

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Manoa Valley Rainforest and Bamboo Forest Hike

Editor’s Note:  Today’s blog comes from our friend Louise who recently visited Aulani in Hawaii and participated in several excursions.  Here is her review of one.  Follow our blog for more reviews from Louise! 

We met in the lobby of Aulani for our air conditioned bus ride.  Matthew, our Adventure by Disney guide, gave us background during the half hour ride.  We rode past Pearl Harbor, the airport, and the outskirts of Honolulu.  He related how the west side of the island of Oahu was arid as there were cacti growing along the highways.  The east side of the island and around the mountains receives over 200 inches of rainfall a year.  Therefore the mountainous areas are mostly covered in rainforest.

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They’re Here! 2014 Disney World Package Changes

This is Deb from Travel On A Dream bringing you some new important information.  That’s right….Disney has released the 2014 packages for Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Aulani!  Now is the time to make your plans for your dream vacation and remember when you book with Travel On A Dream we continually monitor all reservations and update them as new promotions become available to ensure you are always getting the best price for your vacation!  Not to mention top quality professional service along the way!

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Coming Tomorrow – 2014 Disney Bookings and A ToaD Offer

July 10, 2013 we will be able to start booking Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Aulani reservations for 2014 travel dates (499 days in advance).  If you haven’t done so already, contact your Travel On A Dream agent with your request so they can get a quote for you right away on Wednesday.  We will also get you information on what is different for 2014 as soon as possible.

For a limited time, when you book a new Walt Disney World, Disneyland or Aulani 2014 reservation with Travel On A Dream, you will qualify to receive a Disney themed tumbler from Travel On A Dream.  Supplies are limited so hurry to get yours!  You must hold your 2014 reservation by July 17 to qualify to receive one.  Deposit must be paid by July 24 on a reservation totaling $1000 or more.  We reserve the right to substitute another gift of the same value.

Disney’s Reservation System Outages

We received the following information concerning Disney’s reservations systems.  This affects all US systems, except for Disney Cruise Line.

Disney will perform a reservation-system enhancement beginning at 3 a.m. Eastern time (12 a.m. Pacific) on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, and lasting until the late afternoon that day. This enhancement will allow us to better assist you and your Clients in the future.

During this time, our systems will not be fully functional and we will not be able to process room-only or vacation-package reservations for the Walt Disney World ® Resort by phone or online. This includes making new resort reservations, making modifications to existing resort reservations, providing confirmations or taking payments.

We also will be unable to process reservations for dining, dinner shows, tours, recreation and children’s activity centers at the Walt Disney World Resort, as well as for Cirque du Soleil ® La Nouba ™, and Clients temporarily will be unable to access Disney’s Online Check-In Service.

In addition, we will be unable to process room-only or vacation-package reservations for Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort, the Hotels of the Disneyland ® Resort or Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa . We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

If you have Clients who need to make a payment or modify their Disney reservation, please make every effort to complete these prior to the morning of Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, or after our systems return to full operation. We expect to be back to full functionality on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 23, 2012, and will be glad to accommodate your requests at that time.

Please note that this enhancement project also will affect our systems one additional night this month. The next overnight impact currently is scheduled for Feb. 27 from 4-7 a.m. Dates and times are subject to change, so please check back for the latest information.

A Bit of Aulani in the Winter

Wouldn’t a trip to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, be great about right now?  While our winter hasn’t been that bad, a Hawaiian island paradise would be so much better!

Next week you can “visit” Aulani yourself, just by watching “LIVE! With Kelly”.  The show is currently taping at Aulani and the episodes will air next week.  They will be showing beautiful views of the Resort.  Check your local listings for the details.

Additionally, on May 6 and May 13 on “America’s Funniest Videos” will air episodes that were recently filed at Aulani.  Host Tom Bergeron took time during the shoot to slide down Tubestone Curl into Waikolohe Streem and joined the dancers of the “Starlit Hui”.


The First Day of ToaDmas

Card companies do it all the time — create new holidays — so why can’t we too?  Today kicks off the twelve day of ToaDmas!  Between now and Christmas the agents at Travel on a Dream will bring you ideas for vacation destinations.  Not only will they tell you about the destination, they will also give you an idea of what a vacation could cost you.  Disney vacations, all-inclusives, cruises plus land tours will all be covered.  We hope they help you with ideas for your next vacation!

Today we are going to Hawaii!  The 50th state in the United States, Hawaii is made up entirely of islands, with eight “main” islands.  We have had blogs in the past for Aulani, Disney’s newest resort on the island of Oahu.  While an Aulani vacation would be fabulous on its own, the excursions to the other islands can get pricey.  What we recommend is a cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America followed by a relaxing three night stay at Aulani.

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