Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Disney's Hollywood Studios! Come see what's new at Walt Disney World Resort in 2019

What’s New at Walt Disney World Resort in 2019

Get ready for an incredible year at Walt Disney World Resort! Now, more than ever is a great time to visit Orlando for an unforgettable family vacation. Book your stay today in a Magical Vacation Home to save big while staying in a luxurious vacation rental. In addition to all of the attractions, shows and entertainment offerings already at the theme parks, 2019 is bringing new entertainment offerings that will wow the crowds. Keep reading to find out what’s new at Walt Disney World Resort in 2019!

Magic Kingdom

2019 is the perfect year to visit Walt Disney World Resort with all of the new experiences

Mickey and Minnie are celebrating 90 magical years for all of 2019 with their fun surprise celebration! Meet Mickey and Minnie together in Town Square Theater with their birthday outfits and take part in the celebration with delicious birthday treats! Mickey’s 90th birthday is a huge celebration around the world!

Another fun new entertainment offering is the Move It, Shake It, Mousekedance It Street Party! Get your ears on with a catchy song, dance in the streets with your favorite characters and stay for some fun surprises to celebrate Mickey and Minnie!


Visit Spaceship Earth at Epcot on your Walt Disney World trip. Photo credit to https://tayloratdisney.com

Epcot is bringing exciting new experiences this year! The Epcot International Festival of the Arts returns with expanded offerings, including the popular Disney on Broadway concert series.

The Epcot nighttime spectacular, Illuminations, is leaving and will be temporarily replaced by Epcot Forever, a nighttime show that honors the history of Epcot.

New in the World Showcase is going to be the Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along show located in the France pavilion. The show was created by the producer of the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” film, Don Hahn. The whole family will love singing some classic tunes together!

Hollywood Studios

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Disney's Hollywood Studios! Come see what's new at Walt Disney World Resort in 2019

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We’re definitely celebrating all year long with new attractions, shows and limited-time offerings throughout the theme park.

Pixar has taken over with brand-new character meets, food and fun! Set to open in March 2019 is the Lightning McQueen Racing Academy, an interactive show featuring everyone’s favorite Cars from Radiator Springs and beyond. Meet your monster friends Mike and Sulley, or get fashion advice from the one and only Edna Mode.

Also set to open in Spring 2019 is the first attraction to star Mickey Mouse! Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway promises to take guests on a fun adventure with beloved characters. Hollywood Studios’ actual anniversary is May 1st, 2019, and they’re set to debut the brand new nighttime projection show The Wonderful World of Animation as a tribute to all of the Walt Disney Company’s animated features.

And of course, you can’t forget about the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge set to open in late 2019. This fully-immersive land will feature brand-new attractions, delicious dining and unforgettable experiences. 2019 is the perfect year to plan a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for an adventure the whole family will enjoy!

Animal Kingdom

Visit Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and see the Tree of Life in 2019

The Lion King is a beloved Walt Disney film, and in 2019 is celebrating both the 25th anniversary of the original film and the premiere of the all-new Live Action film. While the park already features the timeless Festival of the Lion King show, guests will get to dance and sing with favorite characters at the Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party! This exciting street party is a limited edition offering available until September 30th, 2019.

Disney Springs

Disney Springs is the place to be for fun and excitement in 2019! Set to open this Summer is the NBA Experience, which will feature 13 immersive experiences to make you feel like you’re part of the team! Visit Disney Springs this year for basketball-focused dining, shopping and gaming.

Be sure to book your Orlando vacation and experience what’s new at Walt Disney World Resort in 2019! Check out Magical Vacation Homes to stay with a company

Bear’s Den at Reunion Resort Amenities

Looking for a luxurious getaway in Orlando? Experience The Bear’s Den at Reunion. Recently opened in the luxurious gated community of Reunion Resort, The Bear’s Den at Reunion features incredible amenities from the brand new Jack Nicklaus Grand Club to the three incredible Reunion Golf Courses.

Jack Nicklaus Grand Club

Reunion Resort golf driving range

The impressive clubhouse located within the Bear’s Den at Reunion features gorgeous Mediterranean architecture, a pro shop featuring all of the best brands and a new restaurant with patio seating.

The Jack Nicklaus Grand Club serves as a tribute to Jack Nicklaus’ impressive career and role in the golf community. Dining reservations are available for all Reunion Resort guests, not exclusive to residents and members of The Bear’s Den at Reunion.

Reunion Golf Courses

Bear's Den at Reunion Resort golf and Jack Nicklaus Grand Club restaurant is perfect for Reunion guests looking for a luxurious getaway

Within Reunion Resort are three world-class golf courses designed by some of the greatest names in the game. The Arnold Palmer Legacy Course, The Tom Watson Independence Course, and the Jack Nicklaus Tradition Course.

Register as a house guest during your Reunion vacation to ensure that you reserve your time to play these amazing courses. The Reunion Grande also features a driving range, perfect for practice or just hitting a few balls to relax. Learn more about Reunion Resort golf!

Amazing Location

Reunion Resort features a great location with access to The Bear's Den at Reunion amenities

Above all, Reunion Resort features an incredible location near all of the Orlando attractions. Only miles away from the Walt Disney World Resort property line, and only a short drive to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando and International Drive, staying at Reunion Resort is the best option for a luxurious Orlando vacation.

Be able to enjoy the fun of the local attractions and retreat back to a relaxing resort community.

Stay at a Reunion Vacation Home near The Bear’s Den

Magical Vacation Homes rental with a private pool and golf course view in Reunion Resort

As a guest of any Reunion Resort vacation rental home, not just The Bear’s Den, you can experience the Jack Nicklaus Grand Club restaurant, golf on the three amazing courses and enjoy a serene and idyllic getaway in a great location.

Book a vacation home located near The Bear’s Den at Reunion for a comfortable and enjoyable vacation. Magical Vacation Homes features the best selection of Reunion Resort rentals, including gorgeous golf course view homes and private pool homes. Magical concierge services are available to complete your luxury vacation!

Until the next blog post, have a magical day!



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Happy Holidays from everyone here at Magical Vacation Homes! To celebrate another year of making magical memories, we’re offering 12 days of Magical Giveaways on our Instagram Account! Enter to win 12 days of amazing prizes, with an incredible grand prize of a FREE STAY in Luxury Vacation Villa (RVH_092M), a beautiful 5 bedroom vacation home in Reunion Resort.

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Want to know more? The contest is open to US Residents only, Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. No Purchase Necessary. Winner will be selected at random from valid entries. Contest closes on December 25th at 10:00 am EST and winner will be announced within 24 hours! Read the full Contest Rules

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The vacation home of your dreams! Our grand prize for the 12 Days of Christmas Sweepstakes is a FREE 4 night stay in low or mid season in RVH_092M, a 5 bedroom vacation villa located in Reunion Resort!

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This is the perfect place to stay for your Orlando vacation, located close to all of the Orlando attractions while away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds. Relax in luxury at your own villa complete with private pool, game and theater room and customized bedrooms for the kids!

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Make delicious meals in the fully equipped kitchen and sit down together as a family to enjoy quality time together. Even be able to hire a private chef or spa services to come to your villa. Learn more about Magical’s Concierge Services!vacation home kids bedroom minion

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Until next time,



5 Ways to Spend the Holidays at Reunion Resort

Orlando is the #1 destination to visit in the USA, welcoming a record breaking 72 million visitors in 2017. The holidays are a truly magical time to visit Orlando, with fabulous events all around. When you’re staying at a vacation home, it opens up even more amazing ways to spend the holiday season. Keep reading to discover fun ways to spend the holidays at Reunion Resort.

1) Dining at Eleven

Eleven Reunion Resort Restaurant

One of the featured luxury dining experiences at Reunion Resort is Eleven. Situated at the top of the 11th floor of the towering Reunion Grande building, Eleven provides a luxurious dining experience for the whole family. Enjoy a Christmas dinner at Eleven with a menu featuring seasonal specials including Winter Fig Salad, Prime Rib, Pan Seared Sea Bass and more! You can even watch the magical Walt Disney World fireworks with a stellar view from the restaurant. Spend the holidays dining here, reservations are highly recommended. View more Reunion Dining Experiences!

2) Pampering at the Reunion Resort Spa


The Reunion Resort spa is a great way to treat yourself and your loved ones this Holiday season! You have the option to visit the boutique spa in the resort, or even have the masseuse come to you! Enjoy a poolside massage and be able to truly relax without stress this holiday season. Be sure to call 407.662.4772 to book your holiday spa trip!

3) Enjoying Your Magical Vacation Home


Make your holidays Magical by staying at an amazing Magical Vacation Home rental. Make a meal with the whole family at your own kitchen and sit down to dine all together. Escape the crowds of the theme parks by relaxing in your own private villa. Even get to decorate your home for the holidays with Christmas tree rentals!

Holidays are truly magical with a stay at Magical Vacation Homes! You can even stay in your very own Castle at The Reunion Castle, a brand new home designed for your vacation with 10 bedrooms, a custom infinity pool, secret playrooms and the same high-tech golf simulator that the pros use!

4) Golfing at Legendary Courses

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Reunion Resort features 3 award winning golf courses designed by some of the biggest names in golf. Featuring the Arnold Palmer Legacy Course, the Tom Watson Independence Course and the Jack Nicklaus Tradition Course, Reunion Resort is truly a golfer’s paradise. Spend the holiday season enjoying the beautiful Florida weather and golfing on some of the best courses in Florida.

5) Relaxing by the Reunion Resort Pools and Water Park


On your vacation to the Sunshine State, maximize your time soaking up the sun at the beautiful Reunion Resort pools! Even during the colder months of the Holidays, Florida weather is perfect for relaxing poolside! Reunion Resort features 8 different community pools in addition to a Water Park and Pool exclusive for registered house guests — ask our reservations team for more info about house guest registration! Of course, a majority of our rentals include your own private pool, but if you’re looking to socialize poolside this holiday season, Reunion Resort pools are the place to be!

Maximize your time during the Holidays at Reunion Resort with all of these incredible amenities! Holidays in Orlando are unlike anywhere else, and are sure to be a magical time!

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5 Ways to Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday

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

Magical Memories at Magic Kingdom Vacation with Magical Vacation Homes

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

Dumbo the Flying Elephant at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

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! Plenty of 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 shoes Mickey Mouse shoes line is getting in on the big birthday celebration fun. Turn on your TVs and get ready to celebrate with the Mickey Mouse 90th Birthday Spectacular debuting on ABC on November 4th.

5. Custom Vacation Home Stay

Magical Vacation Homes RVH_325 Mickey Secret Playroom

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!


Magical Concierge Services Available

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 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

_R5A2732When 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

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

VIP Tours

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!

Dog Vacay

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!

Childcare Services


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!

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Enter to Win a Free 7 Night Vacation Home Rental!

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Have you always dreamed of staying in a magical home, where you can choose from sleeping in a castle, to watching your favorite superhero movie while surrounded by your favorite characters?

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The Fun House at Reunion

By entering our #MagicalStays contest, you’re entering for a chance to win a free 7 night stay in this incredible new vacation home rental. Every inch of the 3,374 square foot house features luxurious furnishings, the latest technology and magical details to truly make it a home away from home.

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Each bedroom is customized for both the kids and the adults. Little princesses will love the opportunity to sleep in their own castle, and Jedi knights will love to sleep in their own galactic getaway complete with a fun slide! Adults enjoy King sized beds, and beautiful decor. One room even features a life-size astronaut and fiber optic star ceiling! All bedrooms have their own SMART TV and ensuite bathroom.


A great feature is the west-facing private pool and spillover spa. Soak up the famous Florida sunshine while lounging on the patio furniture, or cook a meal outdoors in the summer kitchen and dine outdoors!


Play all day in the lounge games room with fun arcade games and a Star Wars Battle Pod Arcade. Get your game on playing foosball or going head to head on the video game systems.


At the end of the day, curl up and watch your favorite superhero movie on this 120 inch movie screen in the private home theater. This amazing property is only minutes away from Walt Disney World Resort, and close to other amazing Orlando Area attractions including Universal Studios and SeaWorld.

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Until the next blog post, we hope you have a Magical Day!