The the Story of ‘Coco’ comes to Epcot This Spring!

We are so excited for this new addition at Epcot®! At Epcot®, you can explore World Showcase and discovering more about each of the countries represented. And now more than ever, it’s a place where you can experience the culture of those countries, as well as the wonderful stories they’ve inspired.

Beginning March 6, 2019, the tender story and vibrant music of Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” comes to the Mexico pavilion, courtesy of the incomparable Mariachi Cobre.

The immensely talented musicians of Mariachi Cobre are joined by a pair of Folklórico dancers to tell the tale of Miguel Rivera, his love of music, and his journey to find what matters most – his familia. The dancers perform to the music of the film, pulling everyone into the celebration, and Miguel himself appears in the form of a whimsical, hand-crafted puppet.

This new “Coco”-inspired show expands the repertoire of Mariachi Cobre, who will also continue enchanting guests at the Mexico pavilion with performances of traditional mariachi music.

This spring, you can gather your familia as Mariachi Cobre presents the story and music of “Coco,” beginning March 6, 2019, during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

Make sure to stop and see this while in Epcot®! Don’t have a trip planned currently? Contact our travel experts for assistance today at no cost to you!! Click HERE to find an agent to work with!

Meet Ralph and Vanellope at Epcot!

Ralph and Vanellope from Disney’s animated adventure “Ralph Breaks the Internet” have been meeting their fans at Disney Parks since last fall, when their movie debuted in theaters. Starting this week, you can find these best friends in an all-new location at Epcot®.

The staff of the Imagination Institute is now conducting a new experiment, creating a portal into other dimensions. That portal has opened a window on the internet for Ralph and Vanellope to step through, right into the ImageWorks area of the Imagination! pavilion, where you can meet with them every day.

The hit film “Ralph Breaks the Internet” is now available on Digital and comes to Blu-ray on Feb. 26, 2019. Available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD!

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✨12 Days of Christmas, Day 1: Victoria & Albert’s, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort✨

Prepare to experience the meal of a lifetime at the elegant Victoria & Albert’s located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. Many accolades have been awarded to Chef Scott Hunnel and his team for their culinary creations, including AAA’s Five Diamond Award. Taste European wines, Russian caviar or Spanish octopus while surrounded by Victorian-era decor. 

You have the option of choosing the opulent dining room with its Italian linens, Queen Victoria ‘s Room for a more intimate dining experience (party up to 8 guests), or the coveted Chef’s Table situated in the kitchen where you will be served up to 13 courses with paired wines. 

Whatever experience you choose, know you are in for a delicious dining adventure!


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12 Days of Christmas Day 2: ✨Happily Ever After✨

Experience a grand finale to your Disney day with the newest—and most spectacular—fireworks showcase in the history of The Magic Kingdom!! Happily Ever After!!

Happily Ever After starts with a dream… and takes you on an unforgettable journey that captures the heart, humor and heroism of many favorite Disney animated films, including:

  • Aladdin
  • Big Hero Six
  • Brave
  • Frozen
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Incredibles
  • The Lion King
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Moana
  • Mulan
  • Tarzan
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Toy Story
  • Up
  • WALL-E
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Zootopia

Come experience the magic of these beloved movies firsthand—and be inspired to find your own happily ever after. This 18-minute show features more lasers, lights and projections than any other fireworks spectacular in the history of Magic Kingdom park!

Contact one of our travel experts today to get started planning your next magical vacation!!


✨12 Days of Christmas Day 3: Pirates & Pals Fireworks Dessert Voyage✨

Get ready for some swashbuckling buccaneers! This is a GREAT experience for little scallywags.

First, your party will be able to sample delicious treats & Pirates Punch at Disney’s Contemporary Resort while meeting Captain Hook & Mr. Smee! Then, you will parade to the dock to set sail on a journey of the Seven Seas Lagoon while singing pirate songs & learning Disney trivia. 

Next, you will have an amazing view of the Happily Ever After Fireworks exploding over Cinderella Castle AND be able to view the Electric Water Pageant, a whimsical parade of barges floating through the water lit up with colorful lights & shapes. 

While journeying back to the dock, listen to tales of pirate adventures and wait until you meet the surprise guest waiting for you on shore!

Contact your Upon a Star agent to book this special voyage with your Walt Disney World vacation package!


12 Days of Christmas Day 5: ✨Dine with an Imagineer✨

Guests 14 and older, can enjoy an unforgettable mealtime conversation with one of the creative minds that brings Disney magic to life. Discover unique insights into Disney parks and Resorts as you enjoy lunch with a Disney Imagineer. Savor a delectable, 4-course meal in the Bamboo Room at the The Hollywood Brown Derby or Citricos at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa!

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to hear the stories behind the magic! Contact your Upon A Star Travel expert today!


12 Days of Christmas: Day 9! ✨Highway in the Sky Dine Around✨

This is a great opportunity to visit the 3 deluxe monorail resorts! Start off your tour at Disney’s Contemporary Resort sampling an appetizer & specialty beverage.
Next, board the monorail for Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Here you will be able to indulge in tropical inspired appetizers & drinks!
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is your next stop! Sip champagne & sample delicious cheeses & charcuterie before your main course at Citricos.
Lastly, you will return to a private patio at the Contemporary Resort for desserts, coffees & cordials while viewing the Magic Kingdom’s Happily Ever After fireworks show!

Contact your Upon a Star agent to add this experience to your Walt Disney World vacation package!


12 Days of Christmas: Day 12! ✨Experience a Disney Festival!✨

Have you experienced a Disney Festival yet?

There’s so many to choose from now with the International Festival of the Arts coming up later this winter, the Food & Wine Festival, Festival of the Holidays and the International Flower & Garden Festival! During each festival, you will have a chance to explore Epcot complete with beautifully themed decorations, food stands & demonstrations, art exhibits, beverage stations, special ticketed events & more! 

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

During the holidays, you’ll find your favorite characters dressed to impress while you’ll learn how each country around the World Showcase celebrates throughout the season. 

Sample lagers & wines from around the world during the Fall’s International Food & Wine Festival as well as small bites.

View demonstrations explaining the art of water photography, floral topiaries, food styling & more during the International Festival of Arts. Visual, performing & culinary arts are all on display throughout Epcot during this colorful festival!

Epcot International Festival of Arts

Epcot International Festival of Arts

Walk through Future World & the World Showcase and admire the multitude of topiaries & floral demonstrations during the International Flower & Garden Festival. There’s lots of delicious food & beverage stands as well!

Contact your Upon a Star agent here for information on booking your next magical vacation!

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. 

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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Disney Cruise Line showered with Awards and Honors

If you've been on a Disney Cruise then you know how amazing they are! Year after year, Disney Cruise Line has earned recognition as leaders by not only travel professionals and hospitality industry groups, but—most importantly—by you the guests!

In 2016—for the eighth straight year—Travel + Leisure named Disney Cruise Line World's Best Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line for Families. Disney Cruise Line was also distinguished as Best for Families by the 2016 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards. Whether it’s the amazing themed play spaces overflowing with activities for the kids, exciting nightlife and intimate dining for the adults, or Broadway-style live shows and deck parties to bring everyone together at the end of the day, a Disney cruise is designed with your entire family in mind.

Disney Castaway Cay has also been voted Best Cruise Line Private Island by the 2017 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards, U.S. News & World Report ranked us #1 on their list of Best Cruise Lines in the Caribbean. Castaway Cay is stunning and there's so much to do!!

Castaway Cay.jpg

The 2017 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards honored Disney Cruise Line with 8 first-place honors, including Best Overall Ship in both Large and Mid-Size categories. With 3 new ships coming to the fleet, it will just get better and better!


Ready to set sail on a Disney Cruise? Let our experts help you plan the perfect cruise! Contact our experts here today.

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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