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Surprise Your Family With A Disney Vacation!

Surprise your family with a Disney Vacation this holiday season!!!

Book your Disney vacation between November 10 and December 1, 2013 and receive your choice of gift from Travel On A Dream*.  Choose from Santa Mickey hat, Santa Minnie hat or a Mickey Silhouette Ornament.

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Ask for Promotion Code:  HOHOHO

*Some restrictions apply.  Contact your travel agent for full details.  Promotion is being offered by Travel On A Dream only.  Valid on Disney vacations totaling $1500 or more.  One per reservation number.  Disney Packages must include 3-day park tickets.  Not valid with any other promotion offered by Travel On A Dream.  Travel must take place by the end of 2014.  Items will be mailed in time to gift for the holidays.  Quantities are limited.  Act quickly.

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.

RunDisney Updates, Rumors and Goings On

It’s National Running Day in the USA, so I thought it would be an appropriate time to make sure you are up to date on some of the happenings with runDisney.

Disneyland Half Marathon, Disneyland 10K, Dumbo Double Dare, Disneyland 5K

Last week, the course for the Disneyland 10K was certified by the USA Track & Field Road Running Technical Council. For this certification, a course map needs to be submitted showing the route so it may be measured to prove the correct distance. Thanks to the internet and public record, here is the map for the Disneyland 10K. Continue reading

24 Hours At Disneyland

A couple months ago, my husband told me of a work conference he was planning to go to in Anaheim.  He knew my response before he even told me.  Of course I have to go with!  It’s by Disneyland, my Happiest Place on Earth!

We booked our trip and were all set to go when Disney made an announcement.  To kick off the Monstrous Summer, on May 24, Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Magic Kingdom would be open for 24 hours!

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PHOTO TOUR: Fantasy Faire Debuts at Disneyland

Disneyland’s Fantasy Faire is a charming new village located just off the Hub, giving the Disney princesses a much needed permanent residence inside the park.  Small in space, but rich in detail, there’s much more to this area than just your standard character meet & greet, ensuring that Fantasy Faire will be a hit with the whole family.

Panoramic view from  Fantasy Faire to Sleeping Beauty Castle

Panoramic view from Fantasy Faire to Sleeping Beauty Castle

Looking into Fantasy Faire from the Castle bridge.

Looking into Fantasy Faire from the Castle bridge.

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Answers to Where in the World is ToaD

Yes, we are getting ready for a new adventure and want to take you along with us. Tomorrow we fly to a destination where we have been before with completely new experiences! A lot of familiar places that have undergone many changes since we last saw them.

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Magical Memories

My love for Disney is different than most.  I didn’t grow up with all the movies or frequent trips to Disney World.  A friend of mine went to Disney World when I was a kid and brought me back Mickey ears.  Really didn’t matter much to me.  Maybe it was because my parents didn’t like to travel so going to Disney World or Disneyland was out of the question, not even a consideration.  We made annual trips to Marriott’s Great America (now known as Six Flags Great America) so why did we need Disney?  That was an amazing park!  I loved the boat and log rides plus the Model T car rides.  It couldn’t get any better than this.

Shortly before getting married, my husband had been going to conferences for work.  I tagged along on the trips to see different parts of the country.  We went to Boston, New Orleans and Palm Springs.   After we got married, he had a chance to go to Anaheim California.  This would be the chance to see Disneyland so I definitely wanted to go.  We brought my sister with us and Deb and I spent the days exploring Southern California and joined Bill after his conference to visits Disneyland.

The following year, we returned to Disneyland, again for the conference, but this time just the two of us.  This time it was much different though.  The trip focused on Disneyland for me rather than other locations in Southern California.  I did more research for the trip to set our game plan.  I would have time during the day to go to Disneyland by myself and Bill would join me in the evenings.

I still recall first arriving at Disneyland that second year.  As soon as we walked through the turnstiles, I turned to Bill and exclaimed “This is the Happiest Place on Earth!”.  I felt like a little kid again!  While Bill was in his conference, I even went on Splash Mountain by myself!

Since that trip to Disneyland, we have been back many times, each with their own memories.  We watched Disneyland get a bit larger and the addition of Disney’s California Adventure.  A favorite of mine was in 2005.  My husband was celebrating his 50th birthday and so was Disneyland!  We were taking our first trip through the Panama Canal on the Disney Magic but first a few days at Disneyland.  We invited my mom and sister to come with us for the Disneyland stay.  This was just a couple years before mom passed away.  She was definitely slowing down and at times we needed to get a wheelchair to help her get around.  Two rides stick out in my mind.

We went on Soarin’ Over California.  Now my mom was very fearful of heights.  Somehow though we convinced her to go.  The closer we got to the ride, the more nervous she was becoming.  As soon as she sat down and locked her strap in, she started to panic.  She was almost crying.  Just then a castmember came around the corner and it was like a switch turned her off.  She was quiet as a mouse!  As soon as the castmember went around the corner, she started to panic again.  I just looked at her and said “that was your chance!”  She made it through the ride though reported that her eyes were closed the entire time.

The other ride was Pirates of the Caribbean.  My mom trusted my husband more than the rest of us.  He told her that Pirates was an art gallery.  Why she never questioned the line to get in escapes me!  As we approached the building and went in, she saw the boats returning to the start.  She turned and said “This isn’t an art gallery, is it?”  We told her it was a boat ride and she asked “just tell me it doesn’t have any drops” so we did.  She didn’t ask for the truth after all!  For those who haven’t been to Disneyland, Pirates of the Caribbean there actually has two drops!  In the end she enjoyed the ride and while she screamed on the drops, we laughed.

Great memories of Disneyland!  We also have great memories at Walt Disney World and on our many Disney Cruises. With my job, I am lucky enough to hear great stories from my clients when they return.  Not only do they make me smile, but they remind me of my memories too.

Now it’s your turn!  Share with us a memory that you have of a Disney visit.

2013 Packages For Disney Vacations

Beginning July 11, 2012, 2013 packages for Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California will be available for booking.  These will include dates up until November 22 at that time.  By August 19 all of 2013 should be available to book.

Do you want to check out Cars Land in California?

How about the new Fantasyland in Florida?

Contact your Travel On A Dream agent today to get on their wait list for the bookings to open next week.  Or submit your request online here.

Disney California Adventure’s New Carthay Circle Restaurant: Dining Review & Photo Tour

Standing as the new centerpiece of Disney California Adventure is the stunning re-creation of the Carthay Circle Theater, where Walt Disney premiered Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs in 1937.  Located at the end of Buena Vista Street in the hub of the park, this 89-foot tall structural work of art houses a swanky new restaurant & lounge where guests are  transported to not only another place, but also another time.   The Spanish Colonial Revival style building may not be an exact replica of the original theater, but it’s no less elegant.

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