Are you planning a family vacation to Disneyland Resort? As a travel professional with years of experience in planning magical Disney vacations, I've got some insider tips to make your trip unforgettable!
First things first - make sure to book your stay at one of the Disneyland Resort hotels. Not only are they conveniently located just steps away from the parks, but they also offer exclusive benefits such as early admission to the parks and exclusive entrances that make park touring a breeze!
Don't miss the chance to have breakfast with your favorite Disney characters at either the Plaza Inn, the Storyteller's Cafe or the Princess Breakfast Adventure at Napa Rose. It's a fun and unique way to start your day! Advanced dining reservations for these are a must.
When it comes to navigating the parks, be sure to take advantage of the Genie+ system to avoid long wait times for popular attractions. And don't forget to download the Disneyland app for up-to-date information on wait times, show schedules, and even mobile food ordering.
And don't forget to make park pass reservations for each park day!
Finally, make time for some of the lesser-known attractions that often get overlooked. The Enchanted Tiki Room, for example, is a classic Disneyland attraction that's perfect for a mid-day break in the shade.
With these tips in mind, your family is sure to have a magical time at Disneyland Resort. Ready to start planning? Contact your us below to get started!
Is A Disney Cruise Worth It?
As a travel agent who specializes in planning Disney trips for families, I can tell you that there is nothing quite like a Disney Cruise Line vacation. If you are considering a family vacation, then I highly recommend that you give serious consideration to a Disney Cruise.
Here are just a few reasons why I think a Disney Cruise Line vacation is worth it:
1. Something for Everyone
No matter what age your children are, there is something for everyone on a Disney Cruise. From activities for toddlers to nightlife for adults, there is something for every member of the family. Kids can enjoy character meet-and-greets, waterslides, and scavenger hunts, while parents can relax in the spa, enjoy a show, or simply take in the breathtaking views.
2. All-Inclusive Experience
When you book a Disney Cruise, almost everything is included in the price of your vacation. All meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages are included, as well as most activities and entertainment. This makes it easy to budget for your trip, and you don't have to worry about paying for every little thing along the way.
3. Amazing Ports of Call
Disney Cruise Line travels to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. From the Caribbean to Alaska, there is a wide variety of ports of call to choose from. And because the ship is the destination itself, you get to enjoy all the amenities and activities on board while still exploring new and exciting places.
4. Top-Notch Service
Disney is known for its top-notch customer service, and this is no exception on a Disney Cruise. The crew members are friendly, helpful, and always ready to make your vacation experience the best it can be. From the stateroom attendants to the waitstaff in the restaurants, you will feel well taken care of from start to finish.
5. Memorable Family Time
One of the best things about a Disney Cruise is the opportunity to spend quality time together as a family. Whether you are exploring a new port of call, playing games on the deck, or enjoying a show in the theater, there are plenty of opportunities to make unforgettable memories with your loved ones.
Overall, a Disney Cruise Line vacation is an amazing experience that is well worth the investment. With something for everyone, an all-inclusive experience, amazing ports of call, top-notch service, and memorable family time, it's no wonder that so many families choose to sail with Disney year after year.
If you're a fan of movies and theme parks, Universal Hollywood is a must-visit destination. And if you're looking for the ultimate VIP experience, you won't want to miss the VIP tour. Here's why.
The VIP tour at Universal Hollywood is a premium experience that offers a range of exclusive perks and benefits. You'll get to enjoy priority access to all the rides and attractions, skip the long lines, and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to some of the park's most iconic movie sets and studios.
I got to experience this recently and had a blast. This is a review based on my experiences, and tour offerings are subject to change.
The tour begins with a continental breakfast and a private tour of the Universal Studios backlot, where you'll get to see the sets of famous movies and TV shows, including Jaws, Psycho, and Desperate Housewives. You'll also get to visit the prop and costume departments and learn about the movie-making process from a knowledgeable tour guide.
Next up, you'll get to experience the park's most popular attractions, including Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, The Simpsons Ride, and Transformers: The Ride-3D. You'll be able to bypass the regular lines and enjoy priority access to all the rides, which means you'll have more time to explore the park and take in all the sights and sounds.
We walked around and took photos of this set, which was so realistic it brought back my PTSD from the 2011 Tuscaloosa tornado we lived through. After I had a moment of reassuring myself that it was all fake, I enjoyed the details and the believability of this set. Getting to walk around it is unique to the VIP tour and was an incredible experience. You can see more in the highlights of the tour on Instagram by going here.
But that's not all. The VIP tour also includes a gourmet lunch at the exclusive VIP dining room, where you'll be able to enjoy a delicious meal and take in stunning views of the park. And if you're a fan of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you'll get to enjoy a private wand-fitting experience, where you'll be able to choose your own wand and cast spells throughout the park.
We were also visited by some iconic characters (excuse the action shots!).
Super Nintendo World is now open, and with the tour you'll get guaranteed admission to this exciting new attraction. Here you can explore a fully immersive world of Mario and his friends. You can ride on Yoshi's Adventure, compete in Mario Kart races, and even collect virtual coins throughout the park.
They were having annual pass-holder previews on the day of our tour so we didn't get to go inside. It looks amazing from what we saw, and I'm excited for this addition to the park!
Our tour ended at 3:45pm, and the parks closed at 8pm, so we had access to the Express line for any ride we wanted to experience for the rest of the day.
After a call back home to my family and looking up to see Frankenstein staring at me, which was a little shocking, I explored the front of the park, did some shopping and then departed for CityWalk. I had reservations at the new to Hollywood Chocolate Emporium, and it is still one of my CityWalk favorites.
Overall, the VIP tour at Universal Hollywood is an incredible experience that offers unparalleled access to the park's most popular attractions and behind-the-scenes areas. It's perfect for movie buffs, theme park enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to enjoy a truly unforgettable day at one of the world's most iconic theme parks. So what are you waiting for? Let's start planning your VIP tour today and get ready for an experience you'll never forget!
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In this day and age, is there a reason to use a travel agent to plan your next family vacation?
The answer is, that depends! (Keep reading and I'll answer this question for you.)
When you first begin the process of planning a trip to Disney, you may begin by googling "best resort at Disney World" or "best time to go to Disney".
The problem is that you will get someone else's opinion of when it's best for them to go.
As you continue reading blog posts and watching reels and TikTok's, you may begin to feel overwhelmed by all of the options. How do you know which resort would be perfect for you and your kids?
Let's say you move forward and decide on a resort. Great! The next step is deciding when to go. Oh geez. More searching. Should we go for spring break? Wait, the resort pool is getting refurbished when we want to go? What are the crowds like? Is it too hot in the summer? We only get 14 days of vacation for Christmas - should we go then?
Once you decide on dates and resort, then come the ticket options. Do you need park hopper? What is Genie+? I need a park pass reservation AND a ticket?!
Many times this is the point where a client will reach out to us. We are a team of 18 professional travel agents who focus on planning Disney trips for families. That's right! We work directly with you to determine the best possible combination of resort, tickets, dining, and so much more.
With Disney-focused trip planning, it's all about the details.
You should use a Travel Bug Travel Professional if you'd like to hire a someone who can help make your trip planning and travel experience better.
We delight in helping you with that once-in-a-lifetime trip you've been dreaming of, or if you want to go back and have a better experience than last time, we can help with that too!
We provide insider knowledge, a listening ear, convenience, help with the decision making process and the peace of mind you need so you can relax, have more fun and enjoy the magical moments of your vacation. We are also an advocate in case you need it.
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