What’s New At 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘵 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥® Resort: Rainbow Disney Collection 2019

Celebrating Pride month just became extra colorful! Get ready to pridefully parade the colors of the rainbow throughout Walt Disney World® Resort. With the branded merchandise that has FINALLY hit the shelves, Disney-goers can do just that.

You can now showcase the beauty of Pride through MagicBands, Mickey plushes and more with the new, 2019 Rainbow Disney Collection. This assortment of gear celebrates the love and diversity across the globe through its endless merchandise options available online and at Walt Disney World® Resort.

Rainbow Disney Collection Merch Galore!

We recently checked out the new merchandise at Disney Springs® to show some of what you may find on your next trip to the most magical place on Earth, and my oh MY, we could not get ENOUGH of what the mouse has to offer!

Rainbow Disney Collection Minnie Mouse Ear Headband

Another BEAUTIFUL pair of Minnie Mouse ears headbands have arrived, sporting all colors of the rainbow on its lollipop-like bow (at least that’s what it reminds us of). rainbowears-edit

Mickey Mouse Rainbow Standing Pin

A collectible pin is also here to add to your ever-growing lanyard.

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Rainbow Disney Collection – Alex and Ani

For the many Alex and Ani fans out there, have no fear, your next bangles are here! Whether you’re feeling silver or leaning toward rose gold, you will still have pride in wearing whichever one you choose.

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Rainbow Disney Collection T-Shirts for Adults

A variety of t-shirts have also been introduced to the line, featuring simple designs that beautifully communicate the message behind the tee.

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Rainbow Disney Collection Mickey Mouse Tumbler

So, you can’t necessarily wear your pride gear all of the time, but you still want to show it off. No worries, the collection offers this ADORABLE tumbler, perfect for any work desk or gym trip!

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Rainbow Disney Collection Mickey Mouse MagicBand 2

Walt Disney World® Annual Passholder maybe? MagicBand collector possibly? Well, no matter the case, the MagicBand assortment has expanded with a new addition to the family. You can find this little guy at various Walt Disney World® Resort locations.

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Rainbow Disney Collection Mickey Mouse Ears Baseball Cap for Adults

It is absolutely ESSENTIAL to shield your skin from the Florida sun rays! Pridefully protect your face with baseball caps! This one in particular definitely makes a statement. Whether you’re going for a subtle or stand-out look, there are options that will have you covered (literally).

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Rainbow Disney Collection Mickey Mouse Light-Up Necklace

To end off the day, make sure to light up your evening with this magical Mickey Mouse necklace!

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Support the Cause

Best of all, Walt Disney World® Resort kept in mind the message behind the rainbow. Until June 30, 2019, 10 percent of the collection proceeds will be donated to GLSEN, an education organization working to create inclusion and safety amongst K-12 students in the LGBTQ community.

Keep in mind that there is still time to book your pride-filled trip to Walt Disney World® Resort! After gearing up in pride merch, book your Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Park Tickets here! Make sure to check out our available Magical Vacation Homes and see what we have to offer for your next magical getaway. Most importantly, happy Pride and make sure to spread the love!

 

 

Until next time, have a Magical day!

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Get Up and Go Kayaking with Clear Kayak Tours

Area Attractions: Get Up And Go Kayaking

Florida features incredible natural wildlife areas unlike anywhere else. There’s so much to do in the Central Florida area, with all of the amazing new attractions at the theme parks, outstanding dining, as well as plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy natural Florida. One of our favorite magical ways to enjoy the beautiful outdoors is clear kayaking with Get Up and Go Kayaking! Keep reading to learn more about this memorable and one-of-a-kind kayaking experience.

Get Up and Go Kayaking

Get Up and Go Kayaking with Clear Kayak Tours

Get Up and Go Kayaking is a Florida-based company that offers clear kayak guided tours in beautiful natural springs all over Central Florida. The clear kayaks provide extra views of the breathtaking Florida wildlife and crystal clear water.

Spend a few hours on a guided kayak tour with the whole family (there are no age limits in place for the tours) as a great getaway from the busy theme parks. Tours are kept small to make sure that you get an intimate experience and maximum interaction. With friendly and knowledgeable guides, you’ll have a great time and learn a lot about the beautiful Floridian wilderness.

Bioluminescent Kayaking

Experience Bioluminescent clear kayaking tours with Get Up and Go Kayaking in Central Florida

For a truly magical experience to enjoy on your Orlando vacation, consider the Bioluminescence night kayaking tour only a short drive away in Titusville. Only available during the summer months, these tours provide a chance to see the natural glowing bioluminescence.

Bioluminescence is the emission of light by a living organism. When the organisms move in the water they create a beautiful glowing effect. This means that you can see fish underwater by the glow that they give off as they swim, your paddle will glow as you maneuver the waterways, and the natural flow of water will illuminate these organisms.

Tours take place late at night when the moon is darker than 55% to see the optimum effect of the bioluminescence. Each tour typically lasts 90 minutes and maxes out at 10 paddlers to provide an intimate experience.

Get Up and Go Kayaking Information

Clear Kayaking in Central Florida from Get Up and Go Kayaking

 

Be sure to reserve your tour in advance! Tours start at only $49 per person for a guided tour. Tours tend to sell out, so be sure to book as far in advance as possible. Get more information and reserve directly on their website: https://getupandgokayaking.com

Locations:

Winter Park (Sunset/Glow in the Dark)

Titusville (Bioluminescent)

Rock Springs

Crystal River (Manatee Tours)

Rainbow Springs

We definitely recommend a Get Up and Go Kayaking tour while you’re visiting the Orlando area. A great way to experience nature and have a one-of-a-kind vacation experience with unforgettable memories and great stories to share when you get back home. Visit our website to find incredible deals on the best vacation rentals only minutes away from Walt Disney World Resort and have the magical vacation of a lifetime!

All image credits: Get Up and Go Kayaking

 

Everything We Know about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge So Far

The most highly anticipated land at Walt Disney World Resort is set to open on August 29th, 2019. As we’re counting down to the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening, we wanted to compile everything we know about the brand new land so far.

Attractions

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set on the planet of Batuu, a never before seen port planet in the Star Wars galaxy. The land is going to feature two brand new attractions, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Pilot the legendary Millennium Falcon on a thrilling interactive mission through the galaxy or Join the Resistance in a battle agains the First Order! Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will open with the land on August 29th, 2019 while Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will open later in 2019.

The attractions will not feature the Disney FastPass+ service. Access to the land will require additional advanced reservations due to demand.

Merchandise

The Black Spire Outpost shops are going to offer endless customizable merchandise options. Two of the custom merchandise options include Savi’s Workshop, where you can build your own custom lightsaber! Use the force and bring your dream lightsaber to life. You can also build a droid at the Droid Depot. In addition to these creative custom merchandise experiences, there will be the Black Spire Outpost shops. These stores include:

  • Toydarian Toymaker – a “whimsical workshop filled with handcrafted toys made by local artisans”
  • Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities – “rare and unique artifacts collected by a legendary antiquities dealer”
  • Creature Stall – “exotic creatures and critters from around the galaxy”
  • Black Spire Outfitters – a “colorful apparel shop” perfect for gearing up for your next intergalactic mission

The brand new merchandise options in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will surely provide endless incredible memories.

Food and Beverage

The food and beverage options promise to be the “Best in Galactic Dining” throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We’ve highlighted a few options below:

  • Oga’s Cantina – This cantina is a sit-down table service restaurant designed for the full Star Wars immersion experience. The cantina will be reminiscent of the infamous watering hole from the movies! While currently not much is known of the menu, we know that smugglers of all ages, from kids to adults will be welcomed. They will serve alcohol, including the Jedi Mind Trick cocktail, and “bold musical entertainment”
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – Fuel up on galactic grub at this restaurant inside a hangar bay. The menu promises delicious and exotic offerings from throughout the galaxy. This is going to be a quick service style restaurant.
  • Milk Stand – If you’re a fan of the Star Wars film franchise, you may recall Luke Skywalker himself enjoying a delicious blue milk and green milk concoction. Guests will finally be able to try these refreshing concoctions that are favorites of galactic travelers and locals alike.

There will also be delicious snack stands around the land for you to enjoy more Star Wars inspired eats, including flavored popcorn and BBQ. Definitely plan to feast in this brand new land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park.

Stay at your own Galaxy Getaway!

Are you ready to book your trip to come explore Batuu? Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens August, 29th 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Stay in your own Galactic Getaway, as many of our magical homes feature amazing custom rooms to help you stay within the magic!

Check out some of our favorite rentals in a galaxy not so far, far away (only 6 miles to Walt Disney World Resort!)

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Kids will love staying in this gorgeous galaxy room complete with bunks, custom artwork and a spiral slide! Check out RVH_350M – Signature Bliss.

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You’ll have your own spaceship at RVH_207M – The White House at Reunion, an ultra-modern luxury home!

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Slides and a custom space ceiling make this the coolest space room around at RVH_520M – The Fun House at Reunion!

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Want a cool spot to watch your favorite Star Wars film before exploring the new land? Check out the private movie theater at RVH_501M – Secluded Reunion Villa!

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Relax in luxury at RVH_400M – Be Our Guest Castle and watch a movie in the private home theater!

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This secret playroom at RVH_385M – Reunion Castle will take some galactic adventuring to discover, and is a great spot to hang out on your Orlando vacation!

Vacation rentals are great options for traveling together with family or larger groups, and you’re still only located a few minutes away from the theme parks! Call our dedicated reservations team today at 1-866-991-3158 to book your galactic getaway today!

 

 

Visit the exclusive Cinderella Castle Suite during the World of Dreams VIP tour at Disney

You Can Now Book A World Of Dreams VIP Tour at Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort has debuted the newest luxury theme park tour offering in Orlando. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, consider booking the World of Dreams VIP tour at Walt Disney World. This tour is fully-customizable and will provide guests with the ability to access exclusive backstage park areas and many benefits! Read more about this exclusive new tour below.

World of Dreams VIP Tour

The World of Dreams VIP Tour costs $12,000 for a 12 hour tour. While the price tag might seem extreme, this tour provides access to exclusive experiences. 6 guests can take this tour, but will have to purchase Park Hopper tickets in addition to the tour cost. The goal of this customizable tour is to make guests feel as if Walt Disney himself was walking around the park.

When you book the VIP World of Dreams Tour, you will have two tour guides, special backstage access, private transportation, exclusive entertainment viewing spaces for fireworks and “skip the line” privileges for all of the attractions! In addition to all of this, the tour includes 3 meals (with alcohol) at any restaurant on Walt Disney World Resort property. That’s right — no reservations needed! You can dine at some of the best restaurants in all of Central Florida with no wait.  Snacks are included as well, so make sure to enjoy all of the delicious treats! This is especially amazing during Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot!

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Visit the exclusive Cinderella Castle Suite during the World of Dreams VIP tour at Disney

 

Another one of the magical perks of this luxury VIP tour is access to Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle Dream Suite. Very few people have seen this beautiful suite located inside of Cinderella Castle. Step inside the castle and discover this royal room.

Stays at the Cinderella Castle Suite are by exclusive invitation only. This secretive suite takes up an entire floor of the castle. Enjoy the gorgeous stained glass windows and views of Magic Kingdom! While you might not be able to book a stay at Cinderella Castle, you can stay in ultimate luxury with Magical Vacation Homes — including a stay at your own Reunion Castle!

Due to the special nature of the offerings of this tour, including all of the custom options, the VIP World of Dreams tour must be booked at least a week in advance. Visit the Disney VIP Tours website for more information about booking. Should you want to add another day your tour, each following day will only cost $10,000. Create your own custom tour for your dream day at Walt Disney World.

What to do at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2019

Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort during Spring 2019? One of the best things to see and do in the area is the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival every Spring season. This fun event occurs at Epcot, and features beautiful flowers and topiaries, delicious festival-exclusive food and drinks and tons of beautiful merchandise to take home as a souvenir for your trip. The 2019 Flower and Garden festival runs from March 6th, 2019 – June 3rd, 2019. Keep reading to find out more about must-dos at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2019!

Flower and Garden Topiaries

One of the festival traditions is all of the gorgeous flower sculptures and gardens throughout the park. The sculptures include beloved Disney characters, including Lady and the Tramp in the Italy Pavilion, Beauty and the Beast in the France Pavilion and classic characters throughout Future World.

Here’s some crazy stats: 30-million blooms, 240 floating flower planters, 700 gardens, nearly 100 Disney character topiaries, 30 flower towers, and one beautiful butterfly tapestry of flowers make up the Festival features. All of these flowers are kept to tip-top standards throughout the 90 days of the festival.

Entertainment

There is a lot to do and see for entertainment during the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2019. In addition to pop-up shows throughout the day, the ever popular Garden Rocks concert series has returned. Catch your favorite performers at the America Gardens Theater in Epcot!

This year’s concert lineup includes Air Supply, Rick Springfield, and Simple Plan. Catch the daily concerts and enjoy some great tunes while at the festival! View the concert schedule!

Food and Drinks

Epcot is known to be a theme park with great food options, and the food options increase during festival season! Some classic festival favorites include the Frushi (fruit sushi), Chocolate Macaron, and violet lemonade, with flowers grown at the Land Pavilion inside of Epcot!

This year features new options as well, including a terrarium-themed pudding dessert and an “Orange Bird” sipper with an orange cream slushie. Eating and drinking around the world is so easy when there are so many Outdoor Kitchens to try!

Merchandise

This year’s festival features outstanding merchandise. Remember the violet lemonade from above? This year, the festival features violet lemonade merchandise to help you put a little “Zest into your Fest!”

There are beautiful Flower and Garden festival pins, apparel, garden accessories and more available for a limited time only! Festival merchandise can be the perfect souvenir to purchase and remember your trip with. Other popular choices for the festival include the Scavenger Hunt map, which will take guests all around Epcot to search for

It’s not too late to book a magical trip to come experience the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2019! Check out some of our Magical Vacation Homes and find the rental of your dreams today!

Until the next time, have a Magical day!

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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!

Epcot

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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