Adventures By Disney Announces NEW Long Weekend Getaways!

Castle Dreams Travel Owners, Tricia and I, were fortunate enough to be invited to the launch in NYC in May earlier this year where 2 new “Long Weekend” adventures were announced to New York City and San Francisco.

This past Monday, I was invited to experience a bit more of the New York City Adventure! My day started off in the breath taking New Amsterdam theater, where Disney’s Aladdin is now playing 8 shows a week. Continue reading

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Disney’s Aulani, a Dream Trip in the Making- Day Five

The day our family has been waiting for- our “veg” day! The rest of our group headed out early to tour Pearl Harbor and we elected to stay behind. Continue reading

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Disney’s Aulani, a Dream Trip in the Making- Day Four, Polynesian Cultural Center

After breakfast and securing our character breakfast pictures on our PhotoPass CD, the 5 of us headed North to Laie. Continue reading

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Disney’s Aulani, a Dream Trip in the Making- Day Four, Disney Character Breakfast at Makahiki

Ahhh, Monday morning. Most people dread Mondays but today was the day we were scheduled to try the only character meal on property, Aunty’s Breakfast Celebration at the Makahiki. This buffet breakfast is offered everyday, and advance reservations are strongly suggested as this tends to sell out (you do not need to be staying at Aulani to be able to reserve this breakfast). Continue reading

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Disney’s Aulani, a Dream Trip in the Making- Day Three

Today we all woke up to my Father In Law cooking an amazing eggs and bacon breakfast for everyone in the kitchen. Mikey was feeling so much better and our plans to visit Kualoa Ranch are no longer in jeopardy. Kualoa is a working cattle ranch and farm, preserved and managed by the seventh generation Morgan family. For a time during World War 2, parts of the land we taken over by the US Military to build bunkers and defend the nearby Marine base. Most people will recognize their landscapes from some very popular movies and television shows- and that was the tour our family was planning to take this morning. Continue reading

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Disney’s Aulani, a Dream Trip in the Making- Day Two

Today was an early morning. Basically because we are used to the time being 6 hours later than it is in Hawaii. ;) At 5am, I got up to use the bathroom and found what I thought was a stick bug in our bathroom. I woke Mike up, telling him I would catch and release him on the balcony but I wanted to take its picture first (strangely enough- growing up with 2 brothers, bugs don’t usually bother me). Well, I grab my phone, crouch down, and this creature turned its head, looked at me, and rubbed its front legs! Continue reading

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Some of your favorite Epcot World Showcase Performers are retiring!

It was just announced a few of Epcot’s fan favorites will be retiring next month to make room for new acts to begin this fall. Continue reading

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Disney’s Aulani, a Dream Trip in the Making- Day One

Today started early… very early… like 3:30am early!  Our car was coming at 5am to take us to the airport to catch our 8:00am United Airlines flight. Everyone (my family of 5, my husband’s aunt, uncle and cousin too) made it out on time and in one piece- I realized once we were 10 minutes away, I forgot my driver’s license. So- we detoured a bit to run home and get it but we still made it to the airport with plenty of time to spare. It also helped we were only checking 1 bag and carrying on all of the others. ;) Continue reading

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Disney World: A mom’s recollection of Fishing – Disney World Style Things to do beyond Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom

Thank you, Debbie, from Castle Dreams Travel™, for the guest post!

My dad was in the Air Force for 27 years.  Our summer vacations typically consisted of driving across the country to a new Air Force Base, as we moved numerous times.  And, we often camped rather than staying in a hotel.  It was my dad who taught me how to fish as a young girl. Continue reading

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2015 Rates are now available for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney’s Aulani

This morning, 2015 resort rates were released for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney Aulani. Now that calendars are being released for the new school year, are you thinking of taking a Disney vacation in 2015?  We suggest reserving early to obtain the resort and room of your choice. Continue reading

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