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Disney Cruise Line to Sail from New Orleans, Hawaii & Beyond in Early 2020

In early 2020, Disney Cruise Line will offer families even more ways to explore the world together with the addition of a brand-new home port in New Orleans and a highly anticipated return to the Hawaiian Islands! Disney Cruise Line will also return to Puerto Rico for a limited time and continue guest-favorite itineraries to tropical destinations from Florida and California. Click Here to Download the Early 2020 Itineraries

First-time Home Port in New Orleans
In 2020, the Disney Wonder will embark on a variety of Caribbean and Bahamian cruises from New Orleans – the first time Disney Cruise Line will have a home port in Louisiana. Not only is this an easy drive for families from the region with the magic of having a Disney ship in their own backyard, but it’s a great city to spend a few days exploring before you set sail!

Before or after your Disney cruise, you can venture into the city to savor the distinct flavors of famous New Orleans cuisine, visit family-friendly museums and parks, and revel in the sweet melodies of world-renowned jazz music. Travelers will delight in the Southern charm of this new home port, and Disney fans will find magic around every corner as they experience the iconic sights and sounds that inspired the beloved animated film “The Princess and the Frog.”

The Disney Wonder will embark on six cruises during this limited-time season from New Orleans, including four-, six- and seven-night Western Caribbean sailings; a seven-night Bahamian cruise; and a 14-night Panama Canal voyage, departing February 7 through March 6.

Long-Awaited Return to Hawaii
After a five-year hiatus, the Disney Wonder will return to Hawaii in early 2020 for two special cruises: a nine-night voyage to Honolulu from Vancouver, Canada, on April 29, and a 10-night sailing back to Vancouver on May 8.

During these dream vacations, you will discover the breathtaking beauty of the Hawaiian Islands, including the famous beaches of Waikiki on Oahu; the views from high atop the summit of Haleakala Crater on Maui; the lush tropical gardens and waterfalls of Kauai; and the diverse natural wonders of Hawaii Island.

Popular Itineraries from Puerto Rico and California
The Disney Wonder continues its standout season with returns to popular home ports on both coasts. First, the ship sets sail for the Southern Caribbean during two seven-night voyages departing January 19 and 26 from San Juan, Puerto Rico, followed by a five-night Bahamian cruise. Then beginning on March 20, the ship embarks on seven sailings to Baja and the Mexican Riviera, ranging in length from two to seven nights, from San Diego, California.

Unforgettable Tropical Getaways from Florida
Disney Cruise Line will have three ships sailing to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Florida in early 2020, and every cruise includes a day of fun in the sun on Disney’s private Bahamian island reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests, Castaway Cay.

  • From Miami, the Disney Magic will sail three-, four- and five-night Bahamian cruises and five-night Western Caribbean cruises.
  • From Port Canaveral, the Disney Fantasy will sail seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, plus two special sailings at six- and eight-nights each.
  • From Port Canaveral, the Disney Dream will sail three- and four-night Bahamian cruises to Nassau and Castaway Cay.

With a variety of options from Florida, you can choose the vacation that provides DCLsomething for everyone in the family, combining the adventure and relaxation of tropical destinations, the ease and indulgence of an ocean cruise, and the world-class entertainment and service of a Disney vacation.

Platinum, Gold or Silver Castaway Club members, can take advantage of the opportunity to book early 2020 itineraries before they go on sale to the general public on October 4, 2018. These are the dates I will be able to begin booking these 2020 Itineraries:

  • October 1, 2018: Platinum Members
  • October 2, 2018: Platinum and Gold Members
  • October 3, 2018: Platinum, Gold and Silver Members
  • October 4, 2018: all Guests

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Ditching the Lines at Disney

Want to avoid standing in lines on your Disney trip? There IS a way to do it that doesn’t involve getting to the parks hours before the sun rises or following a tedious park-touring plan that leaves no room for spontaneity. It’s as simple as picking the right room and paying for a little extra Pixie Dust! Sometimes spending a little more on the front end can save you tons of time in the parks, where time is precious.

Disney began a pilot program earlier this year that I think is the most cost-effective way to minimize your time spent in line at the parks. This program allows guests who are staying in a Club Level room at a Deluxe Resort the option to add some extra features to their park tickets. These features can make a huge difference in how much you get done in a day.

Here’s how:

  • First, I get to book three extra FastPasses for you per day in any park (with the purchase of a Park Hopper ticket). All park tickets come with three FastPasses, but they can only be used in one park. This benefit allows you to get three more, for a total of six FastPasses per day that can be reserved before you even leave your home! You also still have the ability to book additional FastPasses in the parks once you’ve used your initial allotment.
  • I can book those six FastPasses 90 days prior to your travel date! This is significant because it lets me secure those hard-to-get FastPasses (like Flight of Passage, Slinky Dog Dash or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train) a full 30 days before anyone else traveling the same time as you even has access to them! And 60 days earlier than anyone who is visiting the parks and not staying on Disney property! This is even more beneficial during peak travel seasons.
  • Even better, there are no restrictions on what FastPasses I can book for you*. What does that look like? It means if you want a FastPass for all three of the rides in the new Toy Story Land, no problem! So while the average guest is allowed to choose only one of those three rides, you can ride all three with a FastPass and you still have three more passes to use on other rides or in another park! *The only limitation is the same ride cannot be booked twice for the same day.

If you’re staying in a Club Level room, these extras can be added to your theme park ticket for $50 per person, per day, with a 3-day minimum purchase. It’s a way to guarantee you get to experience the most popular rides with minimal wait.

But let’s not forget the other perks of staying Club Level!

Let’s start with THE FOOD! Each of the Club Level lounges has complimentary food from the restaurants in that resort. At the Club Level lounges you’ll find continental breakfast; beverages and snacks throughout the day; appetizers with wine and beer in the evening; and desserts and cordials to cap off the day. Depending on your resort, the Club Level lounge may offer outstanding views of evening fireworks.

There are other Club Level amenities such as concierge hosts dedicated to making sure your stay is magical; evening turn-down service with a little treat left on your pillow; upgraded toiletries; and complimentary newspapers and business services.

Staying Club Level isn’t necessary to experience a fantastic trip and make magical memories with your family. I make sure you are prepared to navigate the parks in the best way possible for your family. But if you’re looking for convenience and a great way to add some magic to your stay, this is it!

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Best Way to Budget for Disney

Want to know the easiest way to save money for your dream Disney trip? It’s really easy – plan ahead! It’s like a virtual layaway plan!

Let me explain….You can book Disney World trips more than a year in perfect castleadvance. This means that you can make payments, on your own terms, for over a year! All you need to get started is a $200 deposit, which is fully refundable until 30 days from your travel date. And any payments you make toward that trip are refundable as well (with the exception of travel insurance premiums). So you can pay a little each week or once a month – whatever works best for you.

Right now you can book trips through the end of 2018. Sometime this summer, Disney will release bookings through the end of 2019, in case you really want to plan ahead! (And with the coming Star Wars Land set to open in 2019, you just might want to plan really far ahead!)

Another reason planning ahead saves you money – I watch for discounts that will save you money. If you already have a trip booked, I automatically apply that discount to your trip, assuming there is availability, which means you’re first in line on discount release days. And it costs you nothing to use my services when you stay at a Disney resort. Disney knows that planning a trip can be overwhelming so they pay me to assist you without passing that cost on to you. I help you determine which resort, park ticket, dining plan, etc., will work best for your family’s needs.

If a Disney cruise is what you’re planning for – you can book those even further in advance. And Disney rewards cruisers who plan ahead. Disney cruises are priced similarly to hotel rooms – the more full the sailing becomes, the more expensive it is to get a stateroom.

So, what are you waiting for? Bet you didn’t know it could be this easy! All you have to do is contact me – fill out the no-obligation quote request form, email or call me. Whatever works best for you! I promise to make planning your Disney trip simple – all you have to do is pack a bag!

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Fall 2019 Disney Cruise Itineraries Released!

Disney Cruise Lines has released its itineraries through the Fall of 2019. As many of you know, booking early is the best way to get the best price on a Disney cruise, so NOW is the time to book!

You can take a look at the itineraries for the rest of 2018-all of 2019 here: Click Here

Ready to start exploring your options? Get started planning by answering a few questions on this form: Start Here or email me at achambers@neverlandadventureguides.com, or give me a call me at 501.772.3137.


Yes! My Services Really are FREE to you! Here’s How (and what I can do for you!)

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas PartySo you see that my services are free to you and you think, “This sounds too good to be true.” But it is true! Using me to book your trip will cost you the exact same price as booking directly through Disney yourself!

See, Disney knows that planning a trip can be overwhelming and researching it can be time-consuming. After all, it’s the size of San Francisco, has about 26 resorts, and if you Google it you’ll find about 182 million entries! Obviously, saving you all this time and effort is in Disney’s best interest, so they pay my commission without increasing the cost to you.

So, what can you expect from me for free? A lot! For starters, I specialize in Disney vacations, which means I go through the College of Disney Knowledge program annually, have yearly training events and on-site visits and have first-hand experience to guide you through the process. Sure, you can ask your friends for advice and get opinions of works best for their family. But I can offer insight specific to your needs and I have planned more than 1,000 trips so I have the knowledge to help you, no matter your situation! Want proof of my value to clients? You can check out what they have to say HERE and HERE!

Additionally, once you book your trip, I watch for any discounts that might reduce the cost of your trip. Should one become available, I am up at the crack of dawn working to get that discount applied to your trip.

Speaking of getting up early, I also am booking your dining reservations the minute your reservation window opens 180 days from your trip. And I help you book your FastPasses (sort of like ride reservations) as soon as possible, 60 days before your travel date.

I also offer advice on the best time to travel; help you select the resort that will best meet your needs; whittle down the list of dining options; navigate the technology that will make your trip planning seamless; answer your questions so you don’t have to do any research; and assist with any last-minute needs. Pretty much all you have to do is pack!

Already booked your Disney trip and wishing you had my help? If you booked with Disney directly within the last 30 days, I can “takeover” that reservation and work with you to create a magical experience at Disney’s expense. If it’s been longer than 30 days since you booked but you still need some guidance, give me a call – I can do itinerary-only planning for a fee.

Ready to start exploring your options? Get started planning by answering a few questions on this form:Start Here or email me at achambers@neverlandadventureguides.com, or give me a call me at 501.772.3137.


Exclusive Access with Disney World Holiday Package

Looking for a magical way to celebrate the holiday season this year? How about exclusive access to popular attractions, a special dining opportunity, and more? Then the Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package may be a perfect for you!

Guests who purchase this package will enjoy a 5-night stay at a select Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort hotel (checking in on Dec. 17 and checking out on Dec. 22, 2018), 4-day theme park tickets with Park Hopper® Option and some exclusive experiences at Walt Disney World® Resort during their stay.

Take a look at the yuletide offerings included in this festive package:

  • Exclusive Nighttime Access to Toy Story Land on Dec. 17 – Spend time at Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® enjoying Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers, and Toy Story Mania. The land will celebrate its first holiday season with special décor you won’t want to miss.
  • Celebrate the Season at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on Dec. 18 – Ring in the holiday season with a ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Exclusive Nighttime Access to Select Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Park Attractions on Dec. 19 – Enjoy exclusive nighttime access to Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, Expedition Everest®, and DINOSAUR – plus, an exclusive showing of Rivers of Light.
  • Exclusive Early Morning Access to Shopping at World of Disney Store & Disney Springs® Christmas Tree Trail Experience on Dec. 20 – Shop at World of Disney store at Disney Springs, and visit this year’s Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail and enjoy hot chocolate and cotton candy.
  • Enjoy an Exclusive Holiday Themed Buffet Dinner Event at Epcot on Dec. 21 – Enjoy a holiday-themed buffet dinner event in World ShowPlace Events Pavilion.

Because theme park admission is included in this package, you will also be able to enjoy holiday offerings at all 4 theme parks, including “A Frozen Holiday Wish” at Magic Kingdom Park, the Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays at Epcot, Flurry of Fun festivities and Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Diwali holiday additions to UP! A Great Bird Adventure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, and much more.

This package includes a 5-night stay at select Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort hotels plus a 4-day theme park ticket with Park Hopper Option. I can begin booking this special offer for you on October 22!

For example, you can wrap up this package starting at $175 per person, per night, for a family of four in a garden view room at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. That’s a total package price of $3,500.

Additional Sample Package Pricing:

Resort Room Type Total Package Price Per Person Per Night

For a family of 4

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Water View $3,777 $189
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Standard Room $4,507 $226
Disney’s Beach Club Resort Garden or Woods View $5,022 $252
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Outer Building – Lagoon View $5,937 $297

Please note sample price points are being provided as a reference. Pricing is subject to availability and doesn’t include additional features such as the meal plan or additional nights, etc.

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Flurry of Fun Planned for Holidays at Disney

As part of this year’s Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® the spectacular nighttime holiday fireworks show, Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! is returning, and with it comes the popular Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party!

This festive experience begins as you step into the Chinese Theatre Courtyard to enjoy an array of holiday-themed snacks, decadent desserts, beer, wine, and specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. And kids of all ages can come and meet a VIP Disney character. JB

Before the show, you will be escorted to a reserved viewing area where you’ll enjoy Disney Movie Magic – a beautiful projection show featuring favorite cinematic moments and the magic of Disney – followed by Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!, a Santa-sized spectacular jam-packed with holiday music, fireworks, special effects and dazzling state-of-the-art projections.

Reservations are now open for the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM Dessert Party for bookings starting on Nov. 6, 2018. This festive dining experience will occur nightly Nov. 6, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019. The event will start 1 1/2 hours prior each night’s show time. Event times are subject to change without notice and vary throughout the season.

  • Nov 6-Dec 22, 2018; Jan 2-6, 2019: Pricing is $79 per adult and $45 per child ages 3-9 (tax and gratuity included)
  • Dec 23, 2018-Jan 1, 2019: Pricing is $89 per adult and $49 per child ages 3-9 (tax and gratuity included)

It’s not too late to book your trip for the 2018 holiday season (there are even still some discounts available!

Want to get started? Here’s how to reach me: Email achambers@neverlandadventureguides.com, call/text 501.772.3137, send a FaceBook message or REQUEST A NO-OBLIGATION QUOTE: Request a Quote

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The Low-Down on Disney Resorts

If you haven’t figured it out yet, every mother, father, sister, uncle, aunt, neighbor or mailman will offer you an opinion on where you should stay for your Disney trip. And while they mean well, here’s the deal: They’re telling you what worked for their family, which may not be what works for your family. And that’s where I come in!

Deciding where to start and choosing a place to stay is where most people begin to feel overwhelmed. So I’m going to give you the nuts and bolts of the key differences between Disney’s resort categories so you can decide what priorities matter most for your family. Once you decide where to stay, I help make sure the rest of the planning comes together seamlessly!

While there are lots of differences between each of the Disney resort categories, I’m going to focus on the ones that are most likely to have an effect on your overall experience. But first, I’m going to give you my opinion, for what it’s worth: I hear a lot, “The room doesn’t matter because we won’t be spending much time there anyway.” While this may be true, the ONE thing that is completely about the adults on this trip is your comfort and the resort you choose will definitely affect your comfort level.

In my opinion: The single most important thing differentiating the price categories is that you are trading price for convenience. I’ll elaborate below.

Value Resorts: Value Resorts are a great fit if your primary concern is budget. The location of the Value Resorts puts them the furthest from the parks. Most of the rooms have double beds (instead of Queen-size beds, although Disney is in the midst of upgrading some resorts to have Queen beds) and they are quite small, averaging about 260 square feet. To put that in perspective, the industry average of the typical hotel room in the U.S. is 300-350 square feet. Don’t let the heavy theming at the Value Resorts suck you in to choosing a room that is too small for your family or one with a bed type that might not be the most comfortable for you. All of Disney’s resorts are kid-friendly and your kids (if you have them traveling with you!) are going to love the resort, no matter which one you choose. Pop_Century_RogerRabbit

Other items to consider: The Value Resorts are large and spread out, with between 2,000-3,000 rooms at each resort, meaning you may have quite a hike to/from your room (1/4 to ½ half a mile); the rooms can only accommodate four people, unless you plan to stay in a Family Suite, which is pricier; the pools don’t have extra water features such as slides; the rooms open to the exterior (important during hurricane season); the only transportation option is via bus; and there are no sit-down restaurant options.

Moderate Resorts: Moderate Resort rooms average about 314 square feet, so that’s more in line with the typical hotel you stay in and some rooms can accommodate families of five in a standard room. The beds are Queen size and the bedding is upgraded (so that mattress and those sheets might feel just a bit better after a day of fun at Disney!). Similar to the Value Resorts, the Moderate Resorts are expansive and have about 2,000 rooms with exterior facing doors. The Moderate Resorts are a little more centrally located, so it takes a little less time to get around, with your mode of transportation being the bus system. PO_Riverside_marina

Other items to consider: There will be a table-service restaurant onsite as well as a lounge bar; the pools have water features like slides; and there are often other entertainment options such as recreational boating.

Deluxe Resorts: Here is where the price vs. convenience factor I mentioned earlier comes into play. The average number of rooms at a Deluxe Resort is about 900, with some as small as 700 rooms. That means a LOT fewer people competing for resources! Additionally, at most of the Deluxe Resorts, you will have multiple modes of transportation options. That could mean the monorail and a boat and a bus. Or it could mean you can walk to Magic Kingdom or Epcot. (Animal Kingdom Lodge, Old Key West and Saratoga Springs are the exceptions to having multiple modes of transportation options.)

So, if you loathe waiting in lines; you have young children you’d like to take back to the room for a break some days; or you want to maximize your time in the parks, then the convenience of a Deluxe Resort is for you. The rooms at Deluxe Resorts are going to be larger, between 370-400+ square feet. You can also find some Deluxe Resorts that have Villas with accommodations for up to 12 people with full kitchens.

Other items to consider: These are the resorts that are going to have the more-popular table-service restaurants; the pools are elaborately themed; Club-Level amenities are a room option, allowing you access to the Club Lounge for continental breakfast and snacks and beverages throughout the day, among other benefits. You can now also add “extras” when staying Club-Level as most resorts, which include the ability to add 3 extra FastPasses each day in any category, along with the ability to book those passes 90 days in advance instead of the traditional 60 days and you get VIP seating at one nighttime show for each day you make use of this benefit. It does cost an extra $50 per person per day with a 3-day minimum, but it’s definitely worth it, especially during peak season!

Finding the perfect combination of what I call the “Three Cs” – comfort, cost and convenience – is where I come in!

Think you might be ready to start planning? I’d love to help you and my services are complimentary when you book your Disney stay with me.

Here’s how it works:

  • Some people like to schedule a time for a call so that we can talk about your family and what your vision is for your vacation. I’m available during traditional work hours but I realize that it’s not always easy for my clients to plan a vacation while they are working, so I do make myself available for after-hours calls by appointment.
  • Maybe you prefer to start the process via email? I can do that too! You can shoot me a message here: Email Me!
  • Or, you can click the Start Planning link, give me a few details and I will get the ball rolling by sending you some options that I think might be a good fit for you. From there, we can tweak the plans until we get it just right.

What happens next? Once you’ve chosen the right package for you, there is a refundable $200 deposit to secure your room pricing with Disney, and then I help you with the entire planning process from start to finish at no cost to you! Disney realizes this process is overwhelming, so they compensate me without passing that cost on to you. You don’t have to research a single thing! I’ll help you choose restaurants and make those reservations for you and I’ll do the same when it comes time to select FastPasses (Disney’s “advance ride reservation system;”) I will watch for discounts and get those applied to your reservation as long as there is availability; I’ll help you figure out the best days to go to each park to minimize your time spent in line; I’ll make sure you see of all the “must-do” attractions and rides; I’ll send you a printed itinerary; and I’ll even send you a packing list! I do it ALL! You can relax and focus on making memories with your family!

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Get Ready for a Galaxy Far, Far Away in 2019!

Disney Announces Projected Timing of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening in 2019

Disney has FINALLY announced roughly when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (AKA: Star Wars Land) will open! While it’s not as good as exact dates, at least we have something to work with when booking trips for 2019!

So if you want to see Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge as soon as possible, then let’s plan your trip to head to California as it will be opening there in the summer of  2019 at Disneyland Resort. Or you can wait for the opening in late fall 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida! Either way, you will will land in the middle of the action as you live you own Star Wars story.

I hope to see options for booking 2019 travel sometime in late June/early July. If you’d like to get a jump on planning, get on my wait list here. Fill out the quick form and I’ll email you options once they become available. It only takes a refundable $200 deposit to secure a booking and my services are complimentary when you book your travel with me!

And to sweeten the deal a little – if you book your trip with me within 1 week of the packages being released (meaning you have paid your deposit) I’ll enter you into a drawing for a $50 Disney gift card that will be delivered with your travel documents! Can’t get much easier than that!

Call me today at 501.772.3137, email me Here, or check out my Facebook page Here.

In the meantime, take a look at this incredible sneak peek at these new immersive lands! This video is SO cool!


Keep Your Cool at Disney in the Summer

The summer heat is about to arrive but don’t let that stop your Disney trip! Chances are that it will be warm where you live too, so why not spend that time making memories at Disney World? Also, if you plan your trip well, you can alternate between rides that have lines outdoors vs. lines that are indoors (and thus air-conditioned!), making the heat much less of an issue! Here are some tips for managing the heat while touring the parks:

°o° Have you heard of Frogg Toggs Chilly Pads? These special towels are great for cooling you down quickly. frostytowelThe towel is made of a special material that, when wet, gets cold but remains dry. Wrap one around your neck and you’re good for a few hours. When it stops cooling, you just re-wet the towel. Disney has its own version of the Chilly Pad, known as Frosty Towels, available for sale in the parks. If you put the towels in a Ziploc bag when they aren’t in use, ask for some free ice from a Quick-Service vendor to keep them cool while you’re on the go, and you’re set!

°o° The most effective way to manage the heat is to arrive at the parks at least 30 minutes before they open, when it is cooler. You will get a ton of touring done before the crowds start rolling in later in the morning. When it starts to get hot and crowded early in the afternoon, head back to your resort for an afternoon break before going back to a park for dinner and nighttime entertainment. This is where staying at a Deluxe Resort, with easier park access, really pays off. (It’s all about price vs. convenience!)

°o° Speaking of going back to your resort, take advantage of the amazing pools available at Disney’s resorts! Most of 19184_428919663930588_280079340358471515_nthe resort pools have a splash pad area and some even have beaches. It’s the ideal way to spend a warm summer afternoon. An alternative to the pool are Disney’s two water parks – Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.

°o° Disney has lots of areas to cool off built into the parks. Some are subtle, so you might not notice them. For example, the giant Tiki statues near Magic Kingdom’s Jungle Cruise ride is a great place to get a refreshing mist. Other water-play areas exist in the parks, so you might let the kitikigodsds wear swimsuits (as shorts for boys or under a sundress for girls) or throw a change of clothes in your park bag. In the Fantasyland area of Magic Kingdom you will find the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station, which will definitely get the kiddos wet. A great place to splash around at Epcot is the fountains between Future World and the World Showcase. When you need a break, find a bench while the kids enjoy the water. Pack a dry pair of shorts and undies to change into when they are done. If you arrive unprepared to get wet, no worries – there is a small store right next door to the fountains that sells beach towels, sunscreen, swimsuits and water shoes. Your kids will have a ball!

°o° Of course staying hydrated is going to be super important! Be sure to ask for a free glass of ice water at nearby Quick-Service dining locations.

°o° Be strategic with your touring and you can take advantage of air conditioning while walking around the parks. The stores on Main Street in Magic Kingdom and on Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood Studios are connected. You can walk through the stores and cool off at the same time.

dolewhip°o° And my favorite way to cool off? With a Dole Whip, of course! You can’t go wrong with a Mickey Ice Cream Bar, Dole Whip or other frozen treat!

If you’ve tried all of these tricks and someone is still in meltdown mode, then allow yourself to take a break! A little time in the A/C with your feet propped up will go a long way toward restoring everyone’s happiness!

I’d LOVE to help you plan the perfect trip! HOW TO CONTACT ME: Email me at achambers@neverlandadventureguides.com, call/text me at 501.772.3137or send me a FaceBook message! REQUEST NO-OBLIGATION PRICING: Start Here!


Dreaming about a trip to Disney this fall? Hoping for a great discount?

Free Dining is a super popular discount that Disney has historically offered for travel to the Walt Disney World Resort between late August and mid-December. Because of its popularity, inventory for this discount sells out VERY quickly. While no discount is ever guaranteed, there are ways to get a jump start if a one is released.memories

If you would like to receive pricing if a Free Dining or other discount is announced, click the link below to answer a few quick questions and then I will send you some options if/when a discount is released. In the notes section, please ask for Free Dining notice so I can get you on the right list! Start Here!

If you’ve been thinking about visiting Disney World this fall, now is a great time to start planning, especially if you are interested in dining at some of the more popular Disney restaurants like Be Our Guest or Cinderella’s Royal Table.

Or, if you would like to get ahead of the crowd and book a reservation now (which I really recommend!), give me a shout. I will book a reservation and if your vacation dates qualify, and rooms at your choice of resort are available, I will automatically work to apply any discount that is released. All you need to get your trip booked is a $200 refundable deposit.

* The number of rooms allocated is limited. Length-of-stay and ticket type requirements may apply. Not all resorts or travel dates are included in discount releases.

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