Minnie Van service at Walt Disney World Resort

It was announced earlier this month at D23 Expo 2017 and now it is a reality! Guests staying at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts can now can arrange their own private Disney vehicle right from the Lyft app on their smartphone. Once the transportation has ben scheduled a Disney Cast Member will arrive and whisk you anywhere on Walt Disney World property!

The new Minnie Van service fits up to 6 passengers with 2 car seats for even the smallest Disney fans! The service will run from 6:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. (subject to change). Guests staying at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts can learn more by visiting their Bell Services desk.

Can't wait till it's rolled out to all of the resorts!

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AM Resorts Christmas in July Sale!

Check out this limited ,week long Christmas in July sale from AM Resorts!

Book from July 25, 2017 through July 31, 2017 and save some $$! Rates starting at $174.00  USD per person, per night! Travel dates must be from December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018.

Available at the following resorts:

  • Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya
  • Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
  • Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa
  • Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
  • Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa
  • Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa
  • Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa
  • Dreams Dominicus La Romana
  • Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica
  • Now Jade Riviera Cancun
  • Sunscape Dominican Beach Punta Cana

It's a great time to plan a winter getaway and save some $$

Contact our Am Resort Master Agents here for more info on taking advantage of this deal!

 

*Starting from rate varies by resort and is based on land-only reservations. Starting from rate is not reflective of the price for the entire travel period. Not applicable to group bookings. Run of the house room categories. Entire promotion is subject to availability and can be modified or closed at any time.

 

Portsmouth: A New England Paradise

Portsmouth is the quintessential New England town...ocean breezes, small shops & lobster rolls. Founded in 1623, Portsmouth is a bustling seaside community with beautiful beaches and only hour-long rides to both the ski mountains or to Boston and Portland. Music, the arts & history make up the backbone of events this town has to offer!

 

Prescott Park is a beautiful riverside escape in Portsmouth, filled with a variety of trees, flowers & fountains. The park offers weekly concerts & plays as well as chili & beer festivals! Across the street is Strawbery Banke, a re-enactment of a village of characters and homes and what they would have looked like 200-300 years ago. Christmas and July 4th are my favorite times to visit the Banke because of the period decorations & games! 

 

Looking for something funky to Do? Try the Underbelly Tour, an interactive tour that humorously explains the history of seaside scandals that shaped the town into what it is today! 

Hungry? Thirsty? Portsmouth has the most restaurants and bars within a square mile radius than any other town in New Hampshire! After shopping the local boutiques on Market Street, try the Italian gnocchi @ Massimos, bang bang shrimp at Lazy Jacks on the river (and a bucket of Watermelon margaritas!) or the "Small Ships" plate at the River House - the perfect combination of clam chowder and a lobster roll! 

 

If you're active, we have plenty of rivers & inlets to boat, kayak or canoe as well as surfing on the nearby beaches! Hike Mount Agamenticus in nearby York, Maine and marvel at 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains and ocean. Are you a skier? New Hampshire's White Mountains (and more!) are within a 2 hour drive or less. In the summer, the White Mountains offer great camping spots along the Kancamagus River! 

There's so much to do here in Portsmouth so whether you're planning a family vacation, a couples retreat or an impromptu getaway, skip the big city and visit Portsmouth!

If you would like more info about booking a trip to Portsmouth or to the destination of your choice contact our travel experts here for assistance!

Coming to a Galaxy near you! A Star Wars themed resort!

Take all of my money right now!! All of us Star Wars fans at Upon A Star Travel are so excited with the announcement that there will be a Star Wars themed resort heading to Walt Disney World!

It was announced yesterday at D23 that there will indeed be an awesome new resort that is Star Wars inspired! Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts,  described the resort by saying, “It’s unlike anything that exists today.” Bob said. “From the second you arrive, you will become a part of a Star Wars story! You’ll immediately become a citizen of the galaxy and experience all that entails, including dressing up in the proper attire. Once you leave Earth, you will discover a starship alive with characters, stories, and adventures that unfold all around you. It is 100% immersive, and the story will touch every single minute of your day, and it will culminate in a unique journey for every person who visits.”

Check out the visual concepts:

Come on Star Wars fans, are you thrilled or what!! Can't wait to stay in this resort and be fully immersed into the world of Star Wars! This is the perfect addition to all of the awesome new things coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios! No opening dates have been announced yet but you better believe that we will let you know as soon as we get the news!

Let our experts help you plan a vacation that is out of this world! Contact us today here and will get in touch with you to help you plan your next magical vacation!

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Toy Story Land: Opening Summer 2018!!

Get ready to shrink to the size of a toy and explore Andy's backyard! Toy Story Land will be opening in the Summer of 2018! We've known about this exciting new addition to Hollywood Studios for a while and now the opening is in sight! 

You will get to explore the world of Andy's backyard and ride his awesome creations! Slinky Dog Dash, a family coaster, will be one of the exciting new attractions coming our way!

Slinky Dog Dash

Slinky Dog Dash

The other main attraction in Andy's backyard is Alien Swirling Saucers! This ride will be modeled after Andy's playset from Pizza Planet. Aliens will swirl and fly around you while they try to capture your rocket with "The Claw"! Can't wait to come face-to-face with those adorable aliens!

 

I don't know about you but we are super-excited about Toy Story Land! It's such an iconic Disney movie franchise, so I can't wait to see it come alive and be part of it! Make sure to check in with us for the opening day announcement when it is released!

Want to be there in person to see it all? Let us help you plan a truly magical trip for the Summer of 2018! Contact our travel experts here to start planning a vacation that is out of this world!!

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$1,000 Resort Credit at Nickelodeon Hotel and Resorts Punta Cana!

Book a trip to the amazing Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort in Punta Cana by August 31st 2017 and get $1,000 in resort credits to use during your stay! 

Nickelodeon Hotel and Resorts in Punta Cana is the ultimate getaway for families! Take a look at all they offer! Click on the photos below to start the slide show!

To get the $1,000 in resort credit you must travel between August 12, 2017 and December 22, 2017. Travel must be booked by August 31st, 2017.

As Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort specialists we can offer you extra perks and specials when you book your Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort vacation through us!

Want more info? Contact our Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort specialists here today!

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‘DISNEY MOVIE MAGIC’ Debuts at Hollywood Studios

Every night this Summer the iconic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre will be transformed for a brand new nighttime show called Disney Movie Magic! The new show includes special lighting and state-of-the-art projection mapping technology that immerses you into the world of Disney Move Magic!

Disney Movie Magic includes iconic moments from contemporary Disney blockbusters like "Pirates of The Caribbean," the "Indiana Jones Adventures," and classics like "Mary Poppins,"

You can view this show nightly this Summer in addition to performances of “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.” 

 

Want to see this awesome new show in person? Contact our experts here  to get more information about planning your magical vacation!

22nd EPCOT Food & Wine Festival Bands Announced!

This year during EPCOT's Food & Wine Festival, a record 32 musical acts will perform as part of the Eat to the Beat Concert Series!

The festival, which runs for 75 days, will host these performances on the America Gardens Theatre stage throughout the festival. Eleven new-to-the-festival bands, including Baha Men, Kenny G., Squeeze, 10,000 Maniacs, and others, join 21 fan-favorite musical acts for a diverse lineup of pop hit makers

Guests also can tune into their favorite returning bands that will include festival opening act Delta Rae.  Concerts take place at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. daily and are included in the price of your EPCOT admission ticket.  Take a look (songs are listed to help you identify the act)! Which ones are your favorites?!

  • Aug. 31-Sept. 1         Delta Rae “Bottom of the River”
  • Sept. 2-3                  The Hooters NEW! “And We Danced”
  • Sept. 4-5                  Baha Men NEW! “Who Let the Dogs Out”
  • Sept. 6-7                  Fuel “Shimmer”
  • Sept. 8-10                STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
  • Sept. 11-12                Lauren Alaina NEW! “Road Less Traveled”
  • Sept. 13-15               Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah”
  • Sept. 16-17               Sister Hazel “All For You”   
  • Sept. 18-20              Air Supply “All Out of Love”
  • Sept. 21-22              David Cook “Light On”
  • Sept. 23-24              Everclear “Santa Monica”                   
  • Sept. 25-27              Sugar Ray “Every Morning”
  • Sept. 28-29              38 Special “Hold On Loosely”
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 1         Mark Wills NEW! “19 Somethin’”
  • Oct. 2-3                   American Authors NEW! “Best Day of My Life”
  • Oct. 4-5                   Christopher Cross “Sailing”  
  • Oct. 6-8                   Devon Allman NEW! “Ragged and Dirty”
  • Oct. 9-11                  Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX “Come Sail Away”
  • Oct. 12-13                Taylor Dayne “Tell It to My Heart”
  • Oct. 14-15                Jeffrey Osborne “On the Wings of Love”
  • Oct. 16-17                Postmodern Jukebox NEW! Various Hits                 
  • Oct. 18-20               10,000 Maniacs NEW! “Because the Night”
  • Oct. 21-22               Toad The Wet Sprocket “Walk on the Ocean”
  • Oct. 23-24              Kenny G NEW! “Songbird”
  • Oct. 25-26              Billy Ocean “Get Outta My Dreams”
  • Oct. 27-29              Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now”
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 1        Hanson “MMMBop”
  • Nov. 2-3                  Blue October NEW! “Into the Ocean”
  • Nov. 4-5                  Living Colour “Cult of Personality” 
  • Nov. 6-8                  Boyz II Men "End of the Road"
  • Nov. 9-11                 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”
  • Nov. 12-13               Squeeze NEW! “Black Coffee in Bed”

Festival-goers can also enjoy Eat to the Beat Dining Packages at 15 popular Epcot restaurants, guaranteeing a breakfast, lunch or dinner reservation and confirmed seating at a same-day Eat to the Beat concert. Talk to your Upon A Star Agent about the Food & Wine Festival and about booking you a dining package! 

What's new with 2018 Disney World Packages

Disney just released the 2018 packages and there are some new changes! Check it out below!

New Beverage Options:

Guest under 21 can now choose (1) single serving non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered). 

Non Alcoholic beverages could include:

  • Soda, coffee, tea
  • Smoothies
  • Premium Hot Chocolates
  • Artisanal Milkshakes

Guests who are 21 or older will be able to choose one (1) single serving non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one (1) single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement.

Alcoholic beverages would include:

  • Beer or Cider
  • Mixed drinks or specialty cocktails
  • Sangria or wine

Guests 21 and over must show valid ID and alcoholic beverages will only be redeemed with a quick-service or table-service meal entitlement.

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Disneyland Summer of Heroes!

Marvel fans rejoice! Disneyland Resort has some great fun planned for their Summer of Heroes!  For a limited time, qualifying packages will even receive a Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT! Comic Book! Click here for additional details.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! -- A brand new re-imagined attraction
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off with some of your favorite Guardians of the Galaxy!
  • Avengers Training Initiative with Black Widow & Hawkeye
  • Heroic Encounter with Black Widow
  • Meet heroes Captain America and Spider-Man
  • Great merchandise and collectibles
  • MUCH MORE!

Now is a great time to take advantage of a Disneyland vacation package! Contact your Upon A Star Agent for details!

New Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT!

New Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT!