A Fairytale On The Fantasy; A Trip Report- More Pre Planning

In just one month, my family and I will be boarding the Disney Fantasy. We reserved this vacation during our summer vacation last year- so yes, we have been planning for a very long time. But, if you are someone who keeps up with our travels- things change constantly! Continue reading

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Taking the Time to Smell the Flowers, A Trip Report- Squeezing It All In

The last day of any Disney vacation is never fun- but we try to take the sting out of leaving when we can. After our bags were dropped off with Bell Services we walked over to the World Showcase entrance to Epcot and took a quick family picture before heading over to our favorite World Showcase restaurant, Via Napoli. Today was just the 5 of us- which is time Mike and I know we need to treasure as we are fully aware we won’t get these opportunities for much longer. Continue reading

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Taking the Time to Smell the Flowers, A Trip Report- The Perfect Ending with Friends

After dinner, we met the Belfontis on Hollywood Boulevard to do some shopping before splitting up, yet again. Continue reading

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Taking the Time to Smell the Flowers, A Trip Report- Time to Try Some Seasonal Favorites

After showering, we made our way over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a few Fast Passes before dinner. Continue reading

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Fall 2020 DCL Itineraries Are Out!

Cruising during the end of the year onboard Disney Cruise Line can be one of the most magical cruises you will ever take as most will have celebrations for either Halloween or Christmas- and the 2020 itineraries have just been announced!

The best time to reserve your DCL vacation is as soon as these itineraries are released, please contact Castle Dreams Travel for more details and to reserve your stateroom:

June 10, 2019: Platinum Members
June 11, 2019: Platinum and Gold Members
June 12, 2019: Platinum, Gold and Silver Members
June 13, 2019: All Guests

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Taking the Time to Smell the Flowers, A Trip Report- Enjoying Stormalong Bay in a Cabana

We slept in a bit today (until 9am) as we rented a poolside Cabana for the day (10am-1pm) at Stormalong Bay. Continue reading

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Taking the Time to Smell the Flowers, A Trip Report- Breakfast in the Beach Club and The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

We were all awake and set out for breakfast by 8:30am Saturday morning. Now, Yacht Club is very different with it’s quick service options. The Marketplace at Ale and Compass has pre-made options inside a hot case- which do not include Mickey Waffles, but breakfast wraps and sandwiches. This isn’t what we were looking for to start our day, so we took the 5 minute walk (yes, I timed it) to the Beach Club Marketplace where we could find Mickey Waffles, the Breakfast Bounty Platter, and all of the usual Disney breakfast favorites we have become used to during our trips. Continue reading

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Taking the Time to Smell the Flowers, A Trip Report- An Evening Inside the Magic Kingdom

Our day was flying by. By 5 o’clock we were having our traditional family photo in front of Cinderella Castle. Continue reading

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Taking the Time to Smell the Flowers, A Trip Report- Our Arrival at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

It was a pretty uneventful flight from New York’s JFK to Orlando International Airport- which was a good way to start things off even though we landed a few minutes late, but nothing that was going to interrupt our Magical Memorial Day weekend plans! Continue reading

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New Magic Band Options Have Arrived!

Two weeks ago, it was announced Walt Disney World Resort guests would be able to upgrade their Magic Band options in their My Disney Experience Account for a fee ($10 per band) to a band with designs vs the (still) free color options. Well, this morning they started to appear in travelers My Disney Experience accounts. Continue reading

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