Ultimate Disney Christmas!

Celebrate the magic of the holidays in The Most Magical Place on Earth with the Ultimate Disney Christmas Package at Walt Disney World® Resort. Arrive on December 21 and depart on December 26, 2017 and enjoy an itinerary full of magic, including exclusive experiences just for Guests on this package! Take a look at all the unique Yuletide offerings included in this festive offer:

  • December 21, 2017 – One ticket per Guest in your party to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic KingdomPark
  • December 22, 2017 – Access to special nighttime Extra Magic Hours at Pandora – The World of Avatar within Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
  • December 23, 2017 – A special holiday Character experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • December 24, 2017 – An invitation to a special Christmas Eve dinner celebration at Epcot
  • December 25, 2017 – A special holiday gift delivered to your Disney Resort hotel room

This offer also includes a 5-night stay at select Disney Moderate, Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort hotels plus 4-day Theme Park tickets with Park Hopper® Option! Starting at $139 per person, per night, for a family of four in a standard room at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Wrap up this offer for a total package price of $2,775*. Book through December 10, 2017.

This offer will be very limited so book now!

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*Price based on 2 adults, 1 junior and 1 child. The number of rooms allocated to this offer is limited. The number of packages available for purchase is limited. Valid Theme Park admission required to attend Theme Park events included with this offer. 

Explore World Showcase with Remy's Ratatouille Hide and Squeak!

It's now October, and Epcot's Food & Wine Festival is in full swing! Brady and I had the opportunity to swing by a couple of weeks ago, and as always, the offerings are fabulous! Something that is done each year is Remy's Hide & Squeak, which is essentially a World Showcase scavenger hunt. I've always been curious, so this year, I figured I'd give it a go!

First, you need to pick up your materials.  These are available for $5.99 (plus tax) at locations in Future World and at Traders in World Showcase. Watch for the sandwich boards advertising that you can purchase a map at that location.

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The storyline of your hunt is that Remy is trying to find the ingredients for his famous Ratatouille... and you need to help! Here are your materials:

Map and Stickers for Remy's Ratatouille Hide & Squeak

Map and Stickers for Remy's Ratatouille Hide & Squeak

As you spot Remy in each country, place the sticker with the ingredient he's holding on your map!  When you're finished, you return your map to one of the purchase locations to choose a prize! Don't worry - you get to keep the map, too. 

Now one twist I experienced was that I did this hunt 2 days after Irma roared through Florida. As such, Remy was moved inside to safety.  Normally he's visible outdoors in each location; during my stay, though, we found need to search inside each pavilion, which was a fun challenge!

Once I successfully completed my mission, I returned my map and got to select from one of 4 Remy-themed keychains.  Here's the one I picked - isn't it cute?!

My prize!

My prize!

Ready to help Remy? There's still time to get down to Food & Wine Festival this year! Contact one of our amazing agents for more information!

Highway in the Sky Dine Around-More dates available now!

More dates for Highway in the Sky Dine Around have been announced!

This exciting culinary journey on the Walt Disney World Monorail takes you to three Disney resort hotels, where each destination offers a new delicious experience. Your journey starts with appetizers and cocktails at The Wave…of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Next, you will travel to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to delight in dishes inspired by the South Pacific. And then, it’s off to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa where you are invited to sit back, sip champagne and enjoy an artisanal selection of cheeses or charcuterie before enjoying the main course of their trip at Cítricos.

The final stop on your culinary  journey takes you back to Disney’s Contemporary Resort where you’ll retire to a private patio to enjoy a delectable array of desserts, cordials and coffee. Here, your Clients will be able watch in wonder as fireworks light up the night sky over Cinderella Castle for the grand finale of your adventure.

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Reservations are available until the end of December! These spots will fill up fast! Contact your Upon A Star expert today to reserve your spot today!

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BaseLine Tap House Open now at Disney's Hollywood Studios!

Not long ago we told you about BaseLine Tap House coming to the new Grand Avenue at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World® Resort. And now, this cheerful corner pub is celebrating its grand opening as it officially opens its doors to Guests!

BaseLine Tap House sits among the vintage office buildings and warehouses that represent the glory of Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. Formerly known as the Figueroa Printing Company, this re-purposed print shop specializes in beer and wines from the Golden State of California, featuring craft ales, lagers and cider as the stars of the drink menu, along with California wines on tap and specialty cocktails that you

Try one of BaseLine’s customizable beer flights, with up to 126 possible combinations of craft beers! Rounding out the drink menu, the pub also offers gourmet non-alcoholic lemonade and soda on tap. Hungry? Try savory dishes such as a Bavarian Pretzel served with mustard and beer-cheese fondue dipping sauces, spiced almonds and a charcuterie board highlighting delicious California cheeses. These yummysmall plates are sure to be the perfect way to savor the afternoon or end an evening out!

You can find BaseLine Tap House just around the corner from Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant on Grand Avenue at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® it will be will be open daily starting at 11:00 a.m.

Want to check it out in person? Let our experienced agents help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Contact us today here!

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Believe it or not the Holiday season is just around the corner! The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is just one of the many ways that Walt Disney World makes the Holidays come alive!

Check out what you can expect from  November 19 – December 30, 2017 at the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays!

Holiday Kitchens will be back with yummy holiday treats from around the world!

Holiday Storytellers will be on hand giving you a glimpse into how different cultures celebrate the holidays that take place during the Winter months. 

A new addition this year will be Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree — an add-on ($6.99) Scavenger Hunt! Similar to the Easter Egg hunt and Remy's Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt for the Food and Wine Festival. Purchase the map and sticker set at locations such as Pin Central, Disney Traders, and World Traveler at International Gateway. Then, travel all over the world finding signs of Chip & Dale as they collect ornaments to decorate their Christmas Tree. Once your map is complete, just take it to Disney Traders and collect your prize. 

 Even Illuminations gets in on the holiday scene with Holiday IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. This special holiday edition has an enhanced special ending just for the special holiday season!

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And of course the holiday season at Epcot would not be complete without the Candlelight Processional! Three performances take place each night at 5:00, 6:45, and 8:15 pm beginning November 24, 2017. Candlelight Processional Dining Packages will be available for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at a participating Epcot or Resort area restaurant and enjoy reserved seating for this traditional production of the Christmas Story. 

 

Doesn't it all sound amazing? Want to celebrate in person? Contact our travel experts today for more information on booking your next magical vacation!

 

 

Disney After Hours Dates Announced!

It's time for After Hours at Disney again! 

We’re happy to share today that Disney After Hours events will return for select dates in January, February and March 2018.

If you’re new to Disney After Hours, an event night is limited to a small number of Guests, allowing you to maximize their time in the park with little to no wait at 25 attractions and experiences, like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid, Space Mountain and many more. The Disney After Hours ticket allows park entry as early as 7 p.m., which gives you time to enjoy the park’s nightly “Happily Ever After” fireworks, and then remain in the park until 11 p.m. and some nights to 12 a.m.

Disney After Hours event nights are currently set for Jan. 19, 26, and 30, Feb. 8 and 15, March 1 and 8, 2018. (Please note that Disney After Hours does not replace Extra Magic Hours (EMH) for our resort Guests and are instead held on non-EMH dates.) The advance ticket price is $119 per adult or child. 

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Sneak Peeks of Disney-Pixar's COCO coming to Disney Parks this November!

If you are one of our lucky clients heading to a Disney Park in November, you may could get a sneak peek of the new Disney Pixar Movie COCO!

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, the preview of “Coco” will be presented as part of the Walt Disney Presents attraction, where artwork and character sculptures from the production will also be on display. Guests at Disney California Adventure® Park will get to see this advance look at scenes from the film in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land. These special sneak peeks are set to begin Nov. 3, 2017.

In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician, despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Check out the official trailer below!

Your can experience Plaza de la Familia Sept. 15 – Nov. 2, 2017 and catch our sneak peek of “Coco” starting Nov. 3, 2017 at Disney California Adventure Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Plus, you can fully immerse yourself in the world of Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” when the film arrives in theaters in 3D on Nov. 22, 2017! We can't wait to check it out!!

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Viking Cruises Rhine River Getaway!

Check out this amazing offer by Viking Cruises for their Rhine River Getaway! Select November 2018 sailings are offering discounts on both air and sail fares.  

During this 8 day excursion, you will be able to explore Germany's medieval castles (including Heidelberg Castle!) & Black Forest, enjoy a cuckoo clock making demonstration, meander alongside canals and visit museums and windmill villages in Amsterdam, sip vino in one of Germany's or France's wine making regions, visit cathedrals as part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites & more.

All on-board food & drinks, guided tours & excursions, port fees and taxes & transfers are included plus, air from select cities is just $295 per person round trip! There are options to add pre & post cruise nights in Edinburgh, Lucerne, Zermatt and more as well!

 

Viking longships have 4 gorgeous decks consisting of staterooms, restaurants & lounges, a sun deck and even an organic garden. Relax and take in the scenery while you cruise down the Rhine! Email your Upon A Star agent for details today!