Showing posts from March, 2019

Parking at Walt Disney World

Guests staying on property during their Disney World vacation have the luxury of using Disney’s vast transportation system to get around.  Buses, monorails, and boats are available free of charge, and Minnie Vans are available at a fee to give guests the opportunity to relax and let someone else do the driving. Many guests still need to either park a vehicle that they arrived in or need the use of a vehicle for a variety of reasons - maybe you're also headed over to Universal or want to take a trip to the Celebration Town Tavern for dinner. In any case, it's good to know ahead of time what to expect when parking at WDW.

The charts below will help you make a plan for parking your vehicle at Disney World: Disney World Resorts Overnight Self-Parking Value Resorts: $13/night Moderate Resorts: $19/night Deluxe & Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24/night Valet Parking Select Deluxe & Deluxe Villa Resorts: $33/night Day Guests Complimentary standard self-parking for select dining, shopping, &am…

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Coming Soon To a Theme Park Near You
The waiting. The anticipation. The rumors. The hype.
The wait is almost over, as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge prepares to open at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World. This is the first time in Disney history that the exact same land has opened on both coasts. There has been a lot of information released in the last two weeks, and we want to summarize the highlights for you!
That’s a quick overview of what we know about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.While this is a great deal of information, stay tuned for updates as Disney continues to share more about the land. And as always, don’t forget to contact your On The Road Travel Agent to discuss how you can best immerse yourself in this one of a kind experience! You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Mentally Preparing for Disney World

One thing that is oft overlooked in preparing for a Disney World trip is the mental preparation. Disney World is an experience unlike any other and, for most of us, not part of our daily routine. Thinking through and mentally preparing for the challenges you may face when touring the parks will help you navigate those bumps in the road as they pop up. Here are a few tips to do just that:

It is going to be hot and humid, and probably rain.It is Florida. It is swamp country. It’s going to be hot, even in the winter months. Bring your personal fans and your cooling towels. Drink and refill your water bottle often. Stop in a shop to check out souvenirs in the air conditioning and avoid getting drenched; pull out your poncho (or buy a souvenir Mickey poncho) if you have to. It is totally manageable to navigate the heat and the rain; you just have to be prepared.

There are going to be lots of people.No matter what time of year you visit Disney World, there are going to be a LOT of people ther…

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando is family friendly, and as Universal says, “It’s Florida’s Biggest Party!"

The celebration runs every night from February 9 through April 4, 2019, at Universal Studios Park! (Remember there are 3 parks at Universal Orlando ---Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay.)

You can enjoy and partake in the fun with nightly parades, colorful costumed performers, confetti and beads flying through the air, live music, New Orleans music/bands each night and Cajun food for purchase! Parade times vary---check your specific date of travel, app, or daily times guide.

This fun is all included in your theme park admission! If you would like your smallest travelers to have a better viewing spot---head to the Little Jester’s Parade Viewing Area located in front of the Brown Derby Hat shop, for an unobstructed view. It opens 1 hour prior to the parade.

There are also special ticketed packages for a Bayou Boil or a Dessert Party---all added parts of the Mar…

Dining Plans: Disney vs. Universal

For those of us who are seasoned Disney travelers, we are familiar with the dining plan options at Walt Disney World. However, for those that are not, here is a quick recap before we explore how the Universal dining plans are different.

At WDW, we have three choices of dining plans. The Quick Service Dining Plan, Disney Dining Plan and Deluxe Dining Plan. Dining plans can be added to your WDW resort package when staying onsite at a Disney resort. The dining plan you choose is added for your entire length of stay and the number of dining credits you are allowed is determined by the number of nights you are staying. In addition, everyone on the reservation must have the same dining plan. Each guest ages 3 and over will get the dining plan if it is added to the reservation. When you add the dining plan, a resort refillable mug is also received by each guest, to use for unlimited refills on coffee, tea, soda and hot chocolate during their stay. However, take note this refillable mug can on…