It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well, almost. Are you just making your list or checking it twice? What could possibly be a better gift to give a loved one, your family or even yourself, but a trip to the “The Most Magical Place On Earth”? Here’s a bit of Disney trivia knowledge–The Magic Kingdom is commonly known as “The Most Magical Place On Earth”, but the Disneyland resort is known as “The Happiest Place On Earth“.
The thought of opening up a surprise gift of a trip to your favorite resort, or one that you have been waiting years to try, or better yet, the best of BOTH worlds- a Disney Cruise AND a resort stay linked together for your vacation pleasure, can make this the ‘most magical’ Holiday yet! It is always a good time to book a Walt Disney World resort stay or cruise. But this time of year as it gets more difficult to decide on gifts for your growing children or as your parents age and want to spend more time with them in their golden years, planning a trip to bring multiple generations together for memories that can last forever is an ideal present for the entire family.
On a Disney Cruise you can sail on a 3night/4day excursion (or longer) to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral Florida. The ship stops in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas for a day trip filled with shopping, snorkeling and various other onshore adventures. Then onto Castaway Cay, Disney’s privately owned island to meet the stingrays and skip along the pristine beaches. You can choose to stay on board and participate in activities or be adventurous and travel through the AquaDuck, a “water coaster” located aboard the Disney Dream. Think of journeying on this coaster 765 feet through an acrylic tube up, down, around and off the side of the ship, through the Forward Funnel and then down a span of 4 decks! Once you arrival back in Port Canaveral you can board the Magical Express on your way to the Walt Disney World Resort property. An amazing perk to the Magical Express is once you leave your luggage with the airline at the home departure airport, it is handled for you throughout your entire vacation, from the arrival at Orland International Airport to the Disney Cruise Line and then off to the resort. Once you are ready to leave your resort for home..boo hoo, you check in your luggage with the airline at the resort and off to the airport it goes. The bags always arrive in the ships cabin or resort room in a timely manner. If you choose a split stay at different resorts on property Bell Services will transfer the luggage at no charge between the resorts.
A wonderful option about the “Land and Sea’ type package is Disney now sells them as separate packages. This allows you to take advantage of the same discounted offers on rooms or free dining or cruise rates once they are announced. As a multi-generational vacation, the older generation can relax and enjoy the cruising lifestyle and the younger generation can encounter an assortment of onboard leisurely past times. Then it’s off to the parks where the magic of Disney brings out the kid in all of us. The wave of enjoyment to see your children and your parents ride Dumbo together for the first time, sharing that first Mickey Bar as it melts in the hot Florida sun or at the end of a long day, the enchanting emotion to hold your mom or dads hand watching Wishes fireworks fall from the night sky hearing
Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight.
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish, I wish tonight.
We’ll make a wish and do as dreamers do.
And all our wishes, (All our wishes)