Before you say anything, we already know what you’re probably thinking. A 2020 WDW vacation? That doesn’t even seem possible! Well, my fellow magical readers, the wonderful magic of Disney is a lot closer than you think. With all 4 Orlando theme parks re-opening their doors this past July operating on enhanced procedures and experiences, the Disney theme parks have made it possible for guests to re-discover the magic in newer and safer ways.
What we also know is that you do have to dive deeper into planning out your days. Park tickets are now requiring reservations and the Disney FastPass+ service is on hiatus until further notice. But don’t let this deter you from strolling down Main Street U.S.A, and don’t think you’re in this completely alone, either! We recently discovered a truly magical way to plan your visit to Walt Disney World® with the awesome WDW Park Planners and we wanted to give you the inside scoop as to why this MAY be the best way to say hello to the mouse!
What is WDW Park Planners?
So what exactly is WDW Park Planners? Well, we’re glad you asked! WDW Park Planners is the stress-free way to plan your entire WDW vacation, minus the hassle of planning. You’ll connect with your own full-service concierge and receive super exciting perks like customized itineraries that feature day by day, line by line, the BEST order to follow throughout your park visit, tailored to your family’s requests.
Your Custom Itinerary (Parks, Food, Stroller Rentals, and More!)
These customized itineraries also help optimize your time in the parks so you can get the most out of your vacation experience (with corresponding parks maps for added convenience). Your personal concierge will even put together the tiniest of details, like your daily stroller rentals for the little ones. At the moment, Disney FastPass+ service is unavailable, but once these are back in action you can trust WDW Park Planners to get these together for you as well!
And what’s a visit to Walt Disney World® without chowing down on their infamous meals and desserts? WDW Park Planners generates a reservation schedule for your favorite food stops to tie into your daily park visits, giving you peace of mind all the way down to the scrumptious meals you’ll feast on. Whether you’re ready to enjoy endless options at one of the many on-site character buffets, or you’re leaning toward a romantic dinner for two, your personal concierge will have it completely covered.
And with plenty of adjustments we’ve seen at the parks, there’s always a possibility that new policies or rules may arise. WDW Park Planners promises to constantly update you and your family with any changes the parks may have, keeping you in the loop at all times.
Meet the Owner and Founder
We were delighted to have an opportunity to chat with Colleen, the owner and founder of WDW Park Planners! An Annual Passholder and DVC Member herself, Colleen always finds time to venture from her Chicago home to our sunny Orlando. Colleen, who has recently visited the parks after their reopening, takes her personal theme park experience to create the most beneficial plans for your family.
In her words to us, she stated that “this is a once in a lifetime trip, so we want you to get the most out of it…” and we couldn’t agree more! As a vacation home business ourselves, we understand the importance of making the most out of your vacation experience. With all of the stressors of 2020, adding that touch of magic from a personal concierge can truly make a difference in your much needed Orlando vacation.
If you’re ready to make your magical Disney dreams a reality, book your Magical Vacation Home and head over to WDW Park Planners website to begin your Disney planning journey! You can also find WDW Park Planners on their Instagram and Facebook for the best theme park content.
And as always, see you in the next blog post and have a magical vacation planning day!
*All photos courtesy of WDW Park Planners*
What’s not to love about renovations? We, the Magical Team, asked ourselves this just over a year ago and we immediately got to work. Over the past 12+ months, our staff has slowly begun introducing little changes, from a shiny new logo to exciting new email layouts. And now the day has arrived where we can introduce our greatest reno of all. We are thrilled to finally introduce to all of our guests the stunning new magical website revamp of MagicalVacationHomes.com.
We’ve taken your comments and suggestions and used these to bring you the best site yet. Rebuilt from top to bottom, our new magical website has been enhanced with a gorgeous modern layout, user-friendly features throughout, and added convenience to the guest booking process. Whether you’re browsing our villas on desktop or checking out property availability via mobile, we’ve worked to make sure that each visit experience is equally fast, convenient, and easy to understand.
Our Newest Features
We understand that there are times when you have a general idea of when you’re traveling, but you’re flexible on the set dates! This is why we’ve added the “Dates Flexible” tool, giving you the option to, well, weigh out your options! This tool not only allows you to view different check-in/check-out pricing, but it also may provide additional rentals to choose from.
Select from one to three days in flexibility and the timeframe you’re looking to travel around, and let our advanced property software do the rest. It’s that simple.
The Magical Blog
Read all about it (like you’re doing right now)! With so much going on in Central Florida every day, we know it may be challenging to keep up. Add ease to planning your getaway adventures with The Magical Blog, your guide to all things theme park, entertainment, holiday events, and more.
View our most recent posts on the main page for the most up-to-date news in the area and even within our company! Guests can also browse our organized categories to read about particular topics, like Walt Disney World® Resort or Universal Orlando™. We’ve also implemented a search box for those looking to go back to a blog they’ve already read.
Ready to read about the magic happening in Orlando? Head to our Magical Blog main page to view our other great posts.
The My Stay Guest Portal, Powered by Happy Stays
For the first time ever, your confirmed reservation will now be accessible through our new online guest portal, My Stay, powered by Happy Stays. Here, guests can view their property documents, booking information, add-on vacation services, and more.
To review an existing reservation on desktop, guests can locate the My Stay portal at the footer of our website. You may also head over directly to https://magicalvacationhomes.happystays.com/visitor-guide/#/login at any time. All you need to log on via desktop is your registered email address and check-in date.
For those using their mobile device, you can download the free Happy Stays app from the App Store and Google Play. Once you’ve downloaded the app, sign in with the access code provided in your Happy Stays email. You are now on your way to having all the information needed right at your fingertips. It’s that simple!
Once you’re in, you can click on any existing reservations you have on file and access everything you need to know for your upcoming getaway. From check-in and check-out times to the address and wifi password, you’ll be instantly prepared for your journey to Orlando.
Guests may also utilize our remote check-out option. Just let us know through the portal that you are on your way out and our teams will take care of the rest!
Have multiple guests in your party? Not a problem. Invite your family and friends through the “Invite Friends” tab so everyone can view the reservation whenever they please, keeping all guests in the loop 24/7.
For those deciding that they may want to add special services, such as pool heat, for example, may do so on the portal without having to call or email.
Our Magical Guest Moments
Each year we welcome guests from all over the world, and we are always thrilled when guests share their magical experience with us. With Our Magical Guest Moments, we are able to share with YOU the magical memories these families made.
We are always welcoming more guest experiences and would love to hear and see your vacation experience! If you would like the chance to be featured on our site or social media, just submit your favorite vacation photos and a small story about your getaway at the bottom of the page. We can’t wait to hear about your trip!
These are only some of the amazing features you’ll encounter while visiting our new and improved website, and we cannot wait for you to witness it for yourself! See the best of it all at MagicalVacationHomes.com and while you’re here, feel free to book a vacation (or two) with one of our many Book Direct deals and specials.
Until the next blog post, have a Magical rest of your day!
On November 18th, 2018, Mickey Mouse will be celebrating his 90th birthday! There are many great ways to help celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday, both at Walt Disney World Resort as well as things you can do from home. Keep reading to find out fun “mouse-do” ideas to help celebrate this magical birthday!
1. Magic Kingdom Party
Walt Disney World Resort here in Florida is celebrating Mickey Mouse with a big party from November 16th – 18th with merchandise, exclusive food and beverage options and a dance party in Tomorrowland. Of course, the Dapper Dans will be around to sing Happy Birthday to our favorite mouse!
2. Move It, Shake It, Mousekedance It Street Party
After the Holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort, we’ll be able to welcome the newest street party to Magic Kingdom! Move It, Shake It, Mousekedance It will be replacing the current Move It, Shake It, Dance It, Play It Street Parade and will reportedly focus more on Mickey and Minnie.
3. 2019 at the Theme Parks
You can tell that it’s a big birthday celebration when Mickey’s party extends for a full year! The World’s Biggest Mouse Party is what Disney is calling the upcoming celebration year. Book your trip to Walt Disney World in Florida for amazing attractions, including Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway opening in 2019, exclusive merchandise and unforgettable vacation experiences.
4. Celebrating Mickey’s 90th Birthday from Home!
Don’t worry if you aren’t anywhere close to the theme parks — there are plenty of ways to help celebrate from home! Many brand collaborations have come out with exclusive merchandise to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday. Every company, from Oreo and their birthday cake-flavored Mickey Mouse Oreos to Vans Mickey Mouse shoe line, Mickey Mouse is getting in on the big birthday celebration fun. Turn on your TV’s and get ready to celebrate with the Mickey Mouse 90th Birthday Spectacular debuting on ABC on November 4th.
5. Custom Vacation Home Stay
What better way to celebrate the Mouse himself than planning a trip to meet him at Walt Disney World Resort? Stay with Magical Vacation Homes for a magical experience, like with a Mickey-inspired secret playroom at RVH_325! Enjoy the best value for a custom-designed home and have a truly magical experience. Call our Reservations team at 1-866-991-3158 or head to MagicalVacationHomes.com to find your perfect vacation home!
Until the next blog post, Have a Magical Day!
When you book your stay with us at Magical Vacation Homes, you’re getting more than just a place to stay, you’re getting a full magical experience. Your vacation rental already comes equipped with the essential things you’ll need for your vacation. If you’re interested in adding additional experiences to your trip, our dedicated Concierge team is happy to assist you with planning. We have a full list of Concierge Services that we offer. Check out some of our most popular services that the Magical Concierge team can assist you with planning!
Magical Concierge Services
Our guests are our number one priority here at Magical Vacation Homes. We want you and your family to have a truly magical experience!
Elite Arrival Service
When you arrive at your Elite Magical vacation home, our Concierge Team will welcome you to the property with a full home tour, including how to operate electronics and answer any questions you might have about the home. The Concierge Team is dedicated to exceeding expectations for your entire vacation experience. This service is available during business operating hours for guests who have booked a home from our Elite category. To book, please call 1-866-991-3158 prior to your arrival.
Kissimmee Guest Services
Kissimmee Guest Services is the most trusted name in tickets since 1997. They provide tickets for all of the major theme parks, including Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and Legoland. In addition to theme parks, get tickets for Orlando sports teams including Orlando City and Orlando Magic or local attractions like the Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and iFly Indoor Skydiving. Check out Kissimmee Guest Services for all of your ticket needs!
Orlando Party Servers
Party Servers offers a complete range of wedding services, party services, including catering, setting up the buffet, butler pass, bartending, portion control on the buffet, cleaning up, during and after the party and any other assistance that may be needed. Party Servers will take care of all the details from start to finish. Contact our Concierge team to assist in arranging your Orlando Party Servers, or visit the website PartyServers.net
My VIP Tour services provide private guided tours at both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort. Their tour guides offer services to tailor your VIP tour specifically to your needs, from attractions to entertainment offerings. Avoid the long lines and getting lost in the parks and book a VIP Tour Guide!
We know your pet is your best friend, but unfortunately our vacation rentals are not pet friendly. While you’re having a magical vacation, we want your pets to enjoy their vacation too! We highly recommend DogVacay for the best pet experts!
The Kids Pac provides 24-hour in-room childcare services, for everything from family vacation assistance to services during events at our vacation homes. Their team of nurturing and professionally trained childcare specialists provide quality service from the comfort of your vacation rental home. For arranging The Kids Pac childcare during your stay, call our Concierge at 1-866-991-3158 or head to their website TheKidsPac.com
Our full list of Magical Concierge services can be found on our website at MagicalVacationHomes.com
Call our reservations team at 1-866-991-3158 to book your dream vacation and add any of these amazing magical concierge services to your stay!