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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

Savyor Events Catering & Personal Chef

Savyor Events specializes in providing delicious and healthy meals prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. They can provide catering for your event, large or small. Another specialty is custom planning meals with you to tailor the menu for you. The Savyor team is very familiar with working with guests on vacation here in Orlando and love to be a part of your private events! Call our Concierge at 1-866-991-3158 to arrange this service for your stay, or visit their website SavyorEvents.com

Orlando Party Servers

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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

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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!

Win a stay in this vacation home

Enter to Win a Free 7 Night Vacation Home Rental!

#MagicalStays Contest

Enter the Magical Stays Contest

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?

All of your vacation dreams can come true with a stay at The Fun House at Reunion! This luxury 5 bedroom villa located in Reunion Resort has everything you need for a magical vacation — and you now have the chance to win a free week!

That’s right — enter to win a free week at The Fun House at Reunion (RVH_520) by submitting your favorite Orlando vacation memory photo HERE

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

Enter the Contest

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What are you waiting for? Enter the contest now! Find it on our website HERE or on our Facebook page HERE

Share a photo of your favorite Orlando vacation memory with us. Be sure to keep sharing with your friends and family to get the most votes and win a free stay at The Fun House at Reunion!

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

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Magical Dining Month 2018

Magical Dining Month 2018 is returning to Orlando area restaurants! Starting August 24th and lasting every day until September 30th, 2018, Magical Dining Month serves up opportunities to enjoy three course meals at 100+ of Orlando’s best restaurants for $35 plus tax and gratuity. This is an exciting event for both tourists and locals!

A Great Selection

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Restaurants are located all around the greater Orlando area, and you can see them divided based on location. Districts include the Disney/Lake Buena Vista Area, Universal/CityWalk, Convention Center Area, and Downtown, so there are many options. See the full list of 100+ Restaurants HERE!

Support Local Charities

This event is put on by our friends at Visit Orlando, and a portion of each meal purchased for Magical Dining Month goes toward a different local charity each year. This year, proceeds go toward Best Buddies and Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida. A great way to give back to two great causes and support local businesses at the same time!

Enjoy Magical Dining Month 2018

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Magical Dining Month 2018 is one of the most anticipated events of the year, so reservations are highly encouraged to ensure that you’ll be able to participate. There’s no limit to how many times you can enjoy Magical Dining meals, so use this amazing event as an opportunity to try out new restaurants.

If you’re looking for some great recommendations, all of our Magical staff members are locals and Orlando experts! We all have a favorite local Orlando restaurant and love to share advice with our guests.

Are you currently planning your Orlando vacation and want to experience amazing events like Magical Dining Month and other amazing Orlando attractions and theme parks? Check out Magical Vacation Homes and find the perfect vacation rental for every type of vacation. Head to our website or call our reservations team toll free at and book your Magical vacation today!

Windsor Hills Water Park Now Open!

A brand new splash park and water slides just opened at Windsor Hills! Windsor Hills Resort, located only two miles from Walt Disney World, opened their brand new multi-million dollar water park in August 2018. This new Windsor Hills Water Park features a splash pad area and two dueling water slides! The water park area is open for all Windsor Hills Resort guests staying in a vacation rental, as well as Windsor Hills owners.

Splash Park

The Kids Zone splash park features splashing fun for kids of all ages. The large climbing structure features a water wheel designed to soak the whole area, as well as two smaller water slides for the little ones. The whole splash zone is surrounded by water cannons and surprise spray flowers to ensure that you will stay cool in the Florida sunshine.

Dueling Water Slides

Head over to the two dueling water slides for 23 feet of spiral sliding fun! Race your family and friends to the finish on these state-of-the-art slides. Each slide is a different exciting riding experience.

Resort Amenities

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In addition to the new splash park and water slides, Windsor Hills Resort opened up a new oval hot tub for total relaxation and new expanded deck space. All of these amenities, including the Double Olympic Size Pool, Tennis Courts, Castle Playground and Community Clubhouse (including 40 person movie theater!), are included in your reservation and free to use when you stay in a Windsor Hills rental!

Stay at Windsor Hills

Magical Vacation Homes 3 bedroom condo rental in Windsor Hills resort

Check out our amazing selection of Windsor Hills Rentals, from value 2 bedroom condos to luxury 5 bedroom homes, all of them located only minutes away from Walt Disney World! Vacation Fun, pictured above, is a new 3 bedroom condo with luxury furnishings and a custom kids bedroom, starting at only $89 a night!

If you’re planning your next Orlando family vacation and want to talk to someone about booking a vacation rental, our reservations team is happy to assist! Contact them by email at reservations@magicalvacationhomes.com or by phone at 

Until the next blog post, we hope you have a magical day!

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Celebrating Disney Photopass Day 2018

Here at Magical Vacation Homes, we know that capturing your magical memories is an essential part of your vacation. From Snapchat selfies to professional family portraits, everyone has their own favorite way of documenting their trip. If you’re headed to the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks on your Orlando vacation, chances are you will see PhotoPass photographers taking pictures of you with characters or in front of landmarks like Cinderella’s Castle. Keep reading to learn more about Disney Photopass Day 2018 and how to submit your Orlando vacation photos for your chance to win a free 7 night stay in a magical rental home.

Disney PhotoPass Day 2018

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Disney PhotoPass Day 2018, happening Sunday, August 19th, 2018, is a great way to celebrate this awesome service to have professional photos taken of your family on vacation. If you will be in the theme parks on August 19, 2018, there will be some unique photo opportunities to celebrate!

Special photo ops include rare characters, like meeting Pinocchio in Magic Kingdom, or some villains like Cruella de Vil and Jafar at Epcot. There will also be special photo props and “Magic Shots” to enhance your fun family vacation photos. Start your day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park for some awesome Pixar photo props from Up and Finding Nemo, then head to Hollywood Studios at night for a special Beauty and the Beast light painting photo opportunity.

This special event has photo opportunities starting at park open in the morning at 9 am and lasting until 8 pm, but be sure to check each park’s times guide for special character meeting times.

#MagicalStays Photo Contest

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Can’t join us at the Disney Theme Parks for PhotoPass day? No need to worry, you can still join in on the photo fun by sharing your Orlando vacation memories with us for our #MagicalStays Photo Contest! The winner of this Magical Contest will receive a FREE 7 Night Stay in RVH_520, The Fun House at Reunion. Enter for your chance to make more magical memories here in Orlando in this amazing house with custom kids bedrooms, a super home movie theater,

Enter our contest by submitting your photo HERE, or heading over to our Facebook page to enter! Vote for your favorite Orlando area vacation photo once a day until September 30th, 2018. Share with friends and family to get as many votes as possible to win your 7 night stay at The Fun House at Reunion!

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Here at Magical Vacation Homes, we know what it takes to make your vacation extra magical. If you’re looking at planning your Orlando vacation and are looking for advice on where to stay, contact our Reservations Team either by phone at 1-866-991-3158 or email reservations@magicalvacationhomes.com.

Until the next blog post, we hope you have a magical day!

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How to Vacation Like A Princess

Orlando is a dream vacation destination for princesses of all ages. Here’s our guide to help you plan a dream vacation with all of the royal essentials, including a stay in your very own castle!

1. A Princess Carriage Stroller Rental

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A princess deserves a royal ride! Get the VIP (Very Important Princess) treatment with a Princess Carriage stroller. The theme parks can involve a lot of walking around, and a carriage stroller can be a lifesaver for families not wanting to carry everything around (It’s also perfect for holding all the royal purchases!) Does your little one need a midday nap? The stroller allows for a restful royal sleep by converting into a bed. The Princess Carriage Stroller will soon be available as a checkout option when you book a stay with us, or on their official website found here.

2. A Trip to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

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Plan a visit to the Fairy Godmothers in Training for a magical makeover! This experience at Walt Disney World requires advanced reservations, available at two locations: Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom or the Boutique in Disney Springs. There are different levels of this royal makeover available for princesses (and handsome young knights!) ages 3 -12. Get the details here and plan for an extra enchanted experience.

3. Dining with the Princesses

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Enjoy a royal meal with some Princess friends! On a trip around the World Showcase in Epcot, a stop at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is a great way to have food for everyone with a buffet, and a visit directly to your table from Princesses! Character Dining is a great way to meet characters, get autographs and photos without having to wait in long lines. Magic Kingdom has some great Royal dining options including Cinderella’s Royal Table and Be Our Guest — dine in Castles with a prix fixe menu!

4. A Ride on the Royal Carrousel

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At the heart of Fantasyland is Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, a must-ride for every princess! Get to choose your own royal horse, and it’s a perfect opportunity to get photos from the designated royal photographers (AKA Mom and Dad). The carrousel usually doesn’t have too long of wait to ride, and does not have any height restrictions so guests of all ages are welcome to ride!

5. A Stay in your very own Castle

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After a long day exploring the Theme Parks, every Princess needs to retreat to her own royal castle! With a stay at The Fun House at Reunion, little princesses are given the full royal treatment with a custom built bedroom just for them! Wake up in a bed fit for a princess and play all day in a custom built castle! See rates and availability for this amazing home HERE!

Here at Magical Vacation Homes, we know what it takes to make your vacation extra magical. Every family deserves the royal treatment! If you’re looking at planning your Orlando vacation and are looking for advice on where to stay, contact our Reservations Team either by phone at 1-866-991-3158 or email reservations@magicalvacationhomes.com.

Until the next blog post, we hope you have a magical day!

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