Why Disney? The Magic Kingdom

When was the last time you felt the pure excitement that you feel at the Magic Kingdom in Kissimmee, Florida?  When picking a place to get away for vacation, why Disney?  This is the time to get away and take advantage of the Walt Disney World vacation specials, especially if you are a Florida or California Resident. Being a resident in Florida has really opened up the savings for my family and I, and all of the sudden Disney World has become a vacation paradise in our own back yard.

Right now is the time to book your magical vacation, the specials for Florida Residents include specials on hotel booking, dining arrangements and of course tickets for all of the wonderful magical attractions. Currently Florida Residents can enjoy the Disney Water Parks after 2 p.m. for just $60 plus tax, the one thing to remember here is that Florida is notorious for afternoon thunder showers and lightning storms, but all in all if you watch your local weather reports, this is an amazing bargain.

Also new this year, you can ride NASCAR-style cars at their special SPEEDWAY for just $49 plus tax. Florida Residents, can stay in the middle of the summer and save magical dollars that you can budget into the rest of the vacation trip and more importantly save tons of money! Some of the specials include up to to 35% at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays on most of the nights from now until August 14 2011. In addition to these special offers, there are also many different weekend getaway savings that are currently being offered too.

More recently, Walt Disney World has released a special for Florida Residents that include a four-day getaway pass to four theme parks of your choice for an amazing low price of just $119.00.  Florida Residents can enjoy 4 days of excitement, discovery and fun in all four  theme parks for just $119, plus tax with the Wild for Disney Pass.  This includes the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and of course Epcot.

That’s one Park per Day for less than $30 per day, plus tax. Purchase the 4-Day “Wild 4 Disney Pass” from January 2, 2011 – May 22, 2011. There is a one week block out for usage April 17, 2011 – April 24, 2011 and the ticket expires May 26, 2011.  With this plan all Florida Residents can also add the Park Hopper Option and the Water Park Fun to add even more flexibility, than ever before.  So what are you waiting for?

Walt Disney World Florida Resident Specials

Why Disney for Florida residents?  Well, have you seen the Walt Disney World Florida resident specials that are available to you this year? Without question, Walt Disney World theme parks are the most magical of places on earth! This is probably the only attraction left in the U.S. where you can sit there and count your cash without any worries of being robbed, clubbed or mugged.  A true magical experience… A fantastic family vacation, and one that will have you making memories that will last a lifetime.

Disney’s the Magical Kingdom is offering a special for Florida Residents a 3-day pass for only $142.00, price is  good until December of 2010.  No black out dates apply, but the tickets have to be used within a 180 day period from the date of purchase.  That is why Disney, is one of the leaders in good old fashion family fun.  Where else can you enjoy three days at a theme park for that price.  Kids under the age of 9, pay only $121.00!  In addition, on my most recent trip, we added the water parks for just $20.00 per ticket.  This feature allowed you to enjoy Typhoon Lagoon, or Disney’s Blizzard Beach for 1 day each, or mix and match the water parks as you wish.

These tickets only allow entry to the same park daily, but for more money you can add the park hopper, but for this price, no hopping.  Mix and match my favorites, especially with small children in your group.  The Magic Kingdom and Hollywood studios, which was recently renamed, formerly MGM studios, seem to have the most for small children.  Even though the Magic Kingdom is the best for small children, there are some rides that will be off limits for kids measuring under 40″, but with Toon-Town, Fantasy-land, Frontier-land, and Tomorrow-land there is plenty of action for the smaller kids.  One of the favorites is most certainly the Buzz Lightyear toy ride, you may want to get the fast pass for this one, in the Summer ride lines can reach 90 minutes, ouch!

Disney’s Tommorrow-land features the very popular Buzz Lightyear from space command ride, in which you and Buzz are off to defeat the Emperor Zurg and anything else that stands in your way. The ride keeps an electronic score of your shooting expertise and with two guns per seating arrangment, the competition is on.  The middle console gets to steer in everyway left, right and round and round.  Loads of fun for everyone.  Take advantage of this special offer made possible by the Walt Disney World if you are a Florida resident, and take off for family wholesome fun, like no other.

The Disneyworld Cruiselines

Having taken many, many, Disneyworld vacations, and wanting more Disney, I was left with the last alternative to Walt Disney World.  A Disneyworld Cruise. For kids from tiny babies up to teenagers, the Disney Cruise holds an appeal that is extra ordinary. While the Cruise is great for the kids, I am here to tell you that you parents will have a great time too. While many adults would prefer to go on a relaxing cruise vacation, this Cruise has so many activities for the kids, that I got as much rest as I have ever had on a cruise.

Lets face it, Disney is a clever company and they have managed to provide both parents and children with a vacation or holiday cruise of their dreams.  The Disneyworld cruise combines the magical world of Disney characters with a luxurious vacation cruise. Their  cruise offers families the best of both worlds and ensure that all of the members of the family have a cruise they never will forget.  This vacation offers different breaks from 3 to 7 nights in duration, and they travel to one of their landing spots or stops called Castaway Cay, regardless of the stay you choose, Castaway Cay is on the menu, and so are the Lobster burgers.

I took the shorter 4 night cruise, which takes in the Bahamas and call into port at Nassau and Disney’s own private island, Castaway Cay.  I was left wanting for more, and so were my kids.  Disney offers a whole host of activities available for all the whole family.  Activity groups are provided for children all the way through the teenager years, and these groups are divided into ages so that you can be sure the activities will entertain your child, whatever their age and keep him or her in their respective groups.

These Disneyworld cruises even offer their own club for adults, which will allow you to spend some quality time away from the children while remaining confident in knowing that they are being cared for by their fully qualified staff.  Activities available just for the adults include a spa and salon, nightclub and adult-only restaurant, and also a Bingo game. Their  Live entertainment is provided daily, beginning with a Welcome Aboard show and ending your cruise with a Magical Farewell.  All shows are Broadway quality shows and touched us in so many ways.

Now the Disneyworld Cruise would not have the Disney touch without its characters, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck, and the rest of the gang as they are all on board, get your cameras ready, around every corner lies a photo op. Disney offers an exciting variety of menus and world cuisine on their cruises.  This gives everyone a real opportunity to try something new and the exceptional chefs on board will ensure that it is all prepared to the highest standard and your liking.  Which of course will be!  With so many adventures, the days are sure to pass quickly and before you know it, the day is done and so is the cruise.

I must say that the Disney touch with the cruise, was just what we my family needed.  Take one now and I guarantee it will be your vacation of a lifetime, and a trip that your family will treasure for a lifetime.