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Sunday, February 28, 2010

This is my first post! I'm going to make it easy on myself and just introduce myself to you & add on a few great discounts Disney has running right now.  Once I get more comfortable here I'll add more fun stuff....but I am a total newb at blogging so this is a learning experience for me.... 

My name is Channing and I am a Disney-a-holic.  Truly.  In regards to Disney,  I love vintage Disney - stuff and tv shows and movies and old film, Walt Disney, and any Disney travel related fun.   As far as ME... I have a difficult, but often amusing 19.5 year old son, and two terrific daughters - ages 13.5 and 10 - they haven't hit a difficult age quite yet (thankfully)...and a beautiful new, almost 5 month old Newfoundland puppy.  I live in the midwest and it's brutal here right now...so I am enjoying planning my next trip to the home of the magic and blue skies and palm trees.  Trying to work out where to stay.  The Grand Floridian is my favorite in WDW, but I am almost leaning toward trying something new...maybe even a one bedroom villa at the Boardwalk.   I'm not sure if I can break away from the routine...but we'll see.   I'm shooting for a July family trip because my 13.5 year old will be heading to high school in the fall and that will just knock out any chances of a fall getaway.....she is in AP classes and won't be able to be yanked out of school for spontaneous Disney getaways.   Having kids in school cramps my Disney vacation addiction lol.  Hmmm...what else about me...?? 

I have stayed at many of the Disney World resorts including the Contemporary, Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Boardwalk Inn, and Yacht and Beach Club....also the Swan and the Dolphin resorts.  My family tried out the Nick Hotel and the Vero Beach Resort a few times, also.  Disneyland is another favorite Disney destination of ours.  We've made so many trips to WDW over the past 18 years my kids like to say it's their second home.
I own two websites....Wherethemagiclives.com - which is a site about all things Grand Floridian.  I just love that resort.....I think a big part of loving it is all the great memories my family and I have made staying there over the years.  Before we discovered the magic of the Grand, our usual resorts were the Contemporary and the Yacht and Beach Club.  The kids love the pool at the Y/BC and they always loved the excitement of staying so near the Magic Kingdom and having the view of the castle from the Contemporary tower.   I also own MagicChatLive.com....a vacation planning/discussion/chat forum.  The LIVE part is going to happen soon....we will begin having live chat vacation planning for members on a scheduled basis.  I have to work out some of the kinks and we will be a go.


I am Disney Destination Planner with a great travel company Travel With The Magic.  If you are interested in a Disney vacation please email me at Channing@TravelWithTheMagic.com and I'll be happy to assist you & answer any questions you may have.  The website is TravelwiththeMagic.com and Kelly is my friend and owner and another magical travel agent.  

I just returned from a fantastic trip with friends to WDW.  We stayed at the Grand Floridian and did a few neat things.  This winter trip has turned into an annual event and the planning has already begun for next year's trip.  There is a link to the trip report below.  

Now on to those terrific deals Disney is offering.....

For Walt Disney World...there is a gift card offer..but that is really NOT the best deal...this one is... it's a WINTER SPRING ROOM DISCOUNT...and it's fantastic!
Save up to 30% off the non-discounted price when they stay for 5 or more consecutive nights at select Disney Value Resorts for stays most nights Feb. 15 - March 27 and April 11 - Aug. 14, 2010. Plus, there are more great savings at other resort categories.
Booking Window:
Through March 27, 2010

Sample Pricing:
For a 5-night stay or longer:
  • 30% savings at select Disney Value Resorts - Book for as little as $74 per night, plus tax in a standard room for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights April 11 - June 3, 2010.
  • 35% savings at select Disney Moderate Resorts - Book for as little as $111 per night, plus tax in a standard room for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights April 11 - June 3, 2010.
  • 40% savings at select Disney Deluxe Resorts - Book for as little as $180 per night, plus tax in a standard room at Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights April 11 - June 3, 2010.
  • 45% savings at select Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts - Book for as little as $182 per night, plus tax in a studio room at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and Disney's Old Key West Resort for stays most nights April 11 - June 3, 2010.
For a 1 to 4-night stay:
  • 25% savings at select Disney Value Resorts - Book for as little as $79 per night, plus tax in a standard room for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights April 11 - June 3, 2010.
  • 30% savings at select Disney Moderate Resorts - Book for as little as $119 per night, plus tax in a standard room for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights April 11 - June 3, 2010.
  • 35% savings at select Disney Deluxe Resorts - Book for as little as $195 per night, plus tax in a standard room at Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights April 11 - June 3, 2010.
  • 40% savings at select Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts - Book for as little as $198 per night, plus tax in a studio room at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and Disney's Old Key West Resort for stays most nights April 11 - June 3, 2010.
Disneyland Deals..... 
Buy a Three-Night, Five-Day Package,
Get Two More Nights Free*!
Get two more hotel nights free* when they buy a three-night hotel package with a 5-Day Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® ticket.
Offer Details:
When Clients buy a Walt Disney Travel Company 3-night, 5-day Disneyland Resort vacation package, they’ll get two more hotel nights FREE*. This package includes a 5-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper souvenir ticket, allowing Clients to enjoy favorite attractions at both Theme Parks.
Booking Window:
Now through April 1, 2010
Travel Window:
This offer is available for arrivals:
  • Jan. 5 - 14, 2010
  • Jan. 18 - Feb. 11, 2010
  • Feb. 15 - March 27, 2010
  • April 11 - 29, 2010
 Travel on this offer must be completed by May 4, 2010.



Disneyland Winter Room-Only Offer Enjoy special savings with all the fun and excitement of the Disneyland® Resort with these special room-only rates.
Offer Details:
Save 30% with a 2-night minimum hotel stay at one of the Hotels of the Disneyland® Resort.
Booking Window:
Now through April 1, 2010
Travel Window:
This offer is available for arrivals:
  • Jan. 5 - 14, 2010
  • Jan. 18 - Feb. 11, 2010
  • Feb. 15 - March 27, 2010
  • April 11 - 29, 2010
Travel on this offer must be completed by May 4, 2010.


Disney Cruise Line has wonderful offers running......
Visit Europe starting from $699*
Per person based on double occupancy
For 14 night Transatlantic sailing on
April 10, 2010
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Mediterranean cruises starting from $999*
Per person based on double occupancy
For 10 or 11 night Mediterranean sailings on April 24, May 5, May 15 and May 26, 2010.
Come explore favorite ports in Europe and venture to incredible places. Combine this with the outstanding personal service, enchanting experiences and unmatched entertainment that is distinctive to Disney Cruise Line®.

Adventures by Disney also has some specials on select itineraries.

If you are interested in learning more about these discounts or booking a Disney vacation, please email me at Channing@TravelWithTheMagic.com  for a free quote. 

Here are a few pics.....Dinner at Narcoossee's....and a few more.....