Archive for June 2017

Why Getting Married at Disney is Both a Magical and Practical Choice?

wedding rings and flowers

Getting hitch at Disney World might be a childhood princess dream, or to some it might seem like a completely immature ‘adult’ choice to make. Whatever your vision, there are in fact a few practicalities to getting married at Disney World worth thinking about.

#1 – The location! Most couples who are getting married come from different home towns, sometimes each located on the opposite side of the country, meaning that family would need plane tickets anyway. Orlando offers cheap flight deals all year round as it is a popular touristic destination and is easy to get to from anywhere!
Most cities are crowded making finding a wedding venue and places for your guests to stay expensive and very challenging! Orlando has a plethora of hotels to choose from, and most of them will offer a shuttle service to and from the Disney parks!
The climate is also something to consider! Orland has a warm and forgiving climate making the chances of your wedding day being sunny and warm incredibly high!

#2 – Entertainment! Having you wedding at Disney World also means that you guests will have plenty of opportunities to entertain themselves when you’re not available to them! That way you can spend time with different group of family and friends without anyone getting bored and resentful!

#3 – The Legendary Disney hospitality – It is a well-known fact that Disney knows hospitality and is a master at it! Disney’s service is impeccable, and they will take care of everything if you require so (catering, cake and flowers, photographers, wedding band etc.). They provide wedding planners free of charge and they are prepare to help you out all the way!

#4 – Price – Getting married at Disney doesn’t need to be the price of a small castle! Aside from getting married at the Magic Kingdom in front of the Cinderella Castle, Disney offers a very tasteful wedding venue called the Victorian Pavillion. Packages for this venue and a small guest list start just under $3,000!!

How to Experience Disney World on a Budget

 

Disney on a budget

You’re thinking about taking your family on a vacation to Disney World, but have a tight budget? Here are a few tips on how to stay within your budget limit and still have a great time!

#1 – Drive (your own car)! Yes, this might be a long trip and it might require a stop or two in a motel… But, it will certainly be cheaper than to buy a flight ticket for each member of your family, then having to rent a car to get to Disney World!! Plus, this is a chance for your kids (and you!) to see some of the beautiful North American scenery and a road trip is always exciting for kids.

#2 – Off-season is the right time to go! Don’t plan your holiday in the peak season, prices will be more expensive everywhere and Disney resorts will be crowded! Not only will this be a cheaper option, it will also be more enjoyable for you and your kids.

#3- Budget hotel – Disney has a few budget hotels on property! They all boast free transportation to the parks and have pools! If you are happy to sleep in a Disney overdosed decor for a few nights, then this is cheaper option for you and your family!

#4 – Camping? Yes, you can go camping at Disney World! Fort Wilderness is a great campsite for you and your kids! It has free water transportation to the park, and a pool with water slides! The starting price for this option is $53!

#5 – Outside Disney. You can also stay in a hotel outside of Disney park and save quite a lot of money! Makes sure the hotel you choose has a shuttle to and from the park so you don’t have to pay for parking there.

#6 – Bring your own water and snacks! This is very important and often overlooked! Continuously brings drinks for the family under the burning Florida sun can quickly become very expensive! Refill your bottles at your hotel and bring them to the park! Bring snacks for you and your kids and avoid spending too much on extra treats.

#7 – Rain jackets – Yes in also rains in Florida! If you want to stay dry and not spend a little fortune on rain ponchos ($10 a piece) at Disney, pack your own!

#8 – Pool day? In Downtown Disney, hotels offer free access to their swimming pools! You’ll also find that your kids might enjoy playing with Legos at the Lego store in Downtown Disney.

#9 – Focus! Don’t try to do everything at once! Only buy tickets for one park and make the most of it! One park is already so big, there won’t be any time for you or your kids to get bored! One park a day, is a good way to go!

#10 – Rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals instead of Disney! Disney stroller rentals are more expensive: $15 for one day and you can’t take them back with you to your hotel at the end of your day (which is when you might need it most!!). With Magical Stroller Rentals Florida you can keep your stroller for the whole duration of your stay, and it is cheaper than Disney!!

Your Fairy Tale Wedding at Disney World

fairy tale wedding at disney world

The sunny and warm season is now well underway, and this is the perfect time for weddings! If you are a happy bride to be and are making plans to find a venue for the most beautiful day of your life, think about Disney World! Yes you can get married at Disney World!

For those of you who always dreamt of having a princess fairy tale wedding, this news will send you over the moon! Disney has recently opened Magic Kingdom Park to weddings! Brides and grooms are now able to get married in front of the Cinderella castle and truly feel like they are in a Disney fairy tale! Imagine kissing your prince charming in front of the most famous castle in the world. A child’s dream come true! However, this beautiful happy ending story has a catch, a very pricy catch! In order to get married in front of the Cinderella castle and feel like a true princess you need to make a royal minimum deposit of $25,000…

However, for those of you who don’t have the bank account of a Disney princess, this is not the only option available to you. Disney has a beautiful Victorian Pavilion available for couples who would still like a fairy tale wedding without ruining themselves entirely. The packages start under $3,000, and include Disney’s legendary customer service! If you want a beautiful wedding at Disney World, then this option is perfect!

Don’t forget to rent a stroller for the little ones coming to the wedding! Magical Stroller Rentals will provide strollers for the entire time needed!

World Ocean Day: Get Closer to Wildlife at Epcot

 

World Ocean Day: Epcot

If you live in Florida or going on holiday there, you will most likely marvel at its beautiful beaches and diverse marine life! Thursday 8th, June, 2017 is World Ocean Day and if you are visiting Disney World then, make sure you go to Epcot park to spend sometime learning about, and marveling at the beautiful sea creatures at ‘the Seas with Nemo and Friends’!

Disney World has planned for you a full day of fun and educational activities! You and your family will be able to ask all the questions you might have about the marine ecosystem in Florida, and all the endangered (or not) species you can find along the coast! Sharks, turtles, sting rays, you will be able to see it all, and learn how you and your children can help protecting these incredible creatures and their environment!

A team of education instructors and conservation specialists will be there all day to guide you through the marine wildlife ecosystem and provide fun and educational activities around the park for you and your kids.

If you get hungry, make sure you go to the Coral Reef Restaurant and order the special World Ocean Day dessert, specially made for the occasion! Indulge yourself and your kids with a delicious ocean designed white chocolate dessert. 

Make sure to rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals if you’re going with your little ones to ensure your day and theirs is as perfect as it should be!

Cool-off this Summer with the ‘Frozen Summer Games’

Frozen Summer Games

If you want to cool off during hot summer days, then Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park is the place to be! This melted-down one-time ski resort has transformed into a refreshing and thrilling water park, and is hosting for the second year in a row the Frozen Summer Games!

This is a Frozen-themed event where you will be able to join either Team Olaf or Team Kristoff for many refreshing family fun activities! You and your whole family will be able to part-take in Ice Pail Relays, Snowball Toss, Sky Pole Limbo, and many side races!! If you and your kids are feeling crafty, you will be able to join art and craft project tables, as well as games while a family friendly DJ will set the tone for the whole day!

Brand new to this year’s Frozen Summer Games is the possibility to meet Olaf and Kristoff in person, and take memorable pictures with both characters! This will be the only place in the whole of Disney World Resort where you will be able to greet Arendelle’s ice harvesters!

This is a limited time event that only takes place at Disney’s Blizzard Beach between May 26th and August 13th, 2017! What’s even better is that there is absolutely no cost to participate to this competition as it is included in your park’s ticket price.