Oogie Boogie bash

You may have heard by now that there is a Halloween party coming to the Disneyland Resort. The Oogie Boogie Bash will take the place of Mickey’s Halloween Party offering spooky thrills for guests of all ages. My friends at Get Away Today have shared details with me so you’ll know what to expect during Halloween Time at the parks this year.

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party

Halloween Time will kick off in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park September 6, 2019. It runs through October 31, 2019, which means this year you can experience Halloween Time for the longest period of time ever! Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will be held select nights during Halloween Time and will offer some exclusive experiences for guests of all ages. Keep reading to find out all the details of this all-new event in the Disneyland Resort.

Oogie Boogie Bash – Where Is It?

Not only will Halloween Time enjoy its longest run yet, but the Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will be hosted in Disney California Adventure Park. In years past, special Halloween parties were hosted in Disneyland, so this is an exciting change to the festivities.

Oogie Boogie Bash – When Is It?

Like I shared previously, Halloween Time begins September 6, 2019 in both parks. Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will be hosted on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning September 17, 2019. Oogie Boogie Bash will open to ticket holders at 6pm, and will close for the night at 11pm. During that time, only Oogie Boogie Bash ticket holders will be allowed in Disney California Adventure Park. Your Bash ticket will grant you entry to Disney California Adventure Park as early as 3pm, giving you up to 8 hours in the park on your designated day. Oogie Boogie Bash will conclude on October 31, 2019.

Oogie Boogie Bash – What Is It?

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party is a separate ticketed event during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. It will include the following events and attractions:

  • Villainous!: World of Color over Paradise Bay will undergo a tricky transformation during Oogie Boogie Bash, and will feature villain overlays throughout the water projection show we all know and love.
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail: Guests may encounter villains such as Scar and the Queen of Hearts while taking this trail with a family friendly spooky overlay.
  • Immersive Trail Treats: Oogie Boogie himself, as well as Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter, will be among trick or treaters along this trail.
  • Trick-or-Treating: A favorite for many guests during Halloween Time, trick-or-treating will be available during Oogie Boogie Bash. Be sure to follow Disney’s costume guidelines, found HERE. You’ll find various treats in illuminated cauldrons throughout Disney California Adventure Park.
  • DescenDance: Do your kids love Disney’s Descendants? Then they’ll love the DescenDance party during Oogie Boogie Bash. Learn some new moves and dance along with some of your favorite Descendants characters and music in the Backlot of Hollywood Land.
  • Mickey’s Trick & Treat: This live show at the Disney Theater in Hollywood Land may not include candy for guests, but it will include family-friendly Halloween tales told by Mickey and pals.
  • Character Encounters: Halloween Time is when Disney Villains like to make an appearance in the parks. While you will likely see them in both parks, you will most-likely only be able to see certain ones, such as Oogie Boogie, exclusively during the Bash in Disney California Adventure Park.
  • Frightfully Fun Parade: This parade is a staple from the now-retired Mickey’s Halloween Party, and it will now be part of Oogie Boogie Bash! Mickey and his pals can be found masquerading with a number of Disney villains.

Oogie Boogie Bash – How To Experience It

If you want to attend Oogie Boogie Bash, you can purchase tickets directly from Disney HERE. Remember that with Oogie Boogie Bash tickets, you can enter Disney California Adventure Park up to four hours before the party starts on Sundays, and up to three hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you are planning to be at Disney California Adventure Park during Halloween Time without attending the Bash, I recommend having Park Hopper tickets so you can boogie on over to Disneyland during the Bash. Or, use your 1-Park per Day Disneyland ticket and be sure to spend the day in Disneyland Park. You can always purchase discount Disneyland tickets from my friends at Get Away Today, and for travel through December they’re offering Extra Day Free tickets. Book 5 days for the price of 4 days on either Park Hopper or 1-Park per Day tickets and ensure you have plenty of time to experience all the parks have to offer. Book online at www.getwaytoday.com or over the phone at 855-GET-AWAY. Be sure to mention My Book a Day sent you, and use code BookaDay to save an additional $10 on any Southern California vacation package.

Top 5 Can't miss things at the Disneyland resort

There are so many ways to save money on a Disneyland vacation, and the best way to figure it all out is to turn to an expert. My partners at Get Away Today have been in the travel business nearly 30 years, and offer the best service and prices for vacations. Today I have tips from them for picking hotels near Disneyland to get the best deal.

4th Night Free at Hotels Near Disneyland

Get Away Today partners with a lot of hotels near Disneyland, and below you can read about five of my favorite recommendations from them. The best part is you’re not just getting a 4th night free; at some of these hotels there are additional perks just for booking as a Get Away Today guest!

4th Night Free at Hotels Near Disneyland

In addition to offering free nights and other complimentary amenities, these hotels are actually pretty close to Disneyland. So you’re not sacrificing convenient location for better price!

Hyatt Regency Orange County

4th night free at hotels near Disneyland

Hyatt Regency Orange County is the perfect choice for the family that not only wants to visit Disneyland, but enjoy some recreational activities as well. This hotel is only 1.4 miles from Disneyland, and it offers outdoor amenities such as two swimming pools, a basketball court and a tennis court. Additionally, the Hyatt Regency Orange County offers Get Away Today guests their choice of deluxe guest rooms, including studio and one bedroom options. The king and bunk bed suite is super popular! When you book with Get Away Today, you can get your 4th night free on select dates, and enjoy in room conveniences such as mini fridge, microwave, Wi-Fi, cable TV and more. At the Hyatt Regency in the OC, kids eat free (one per paying adult) which is another way to save more on your Disneyland vacation.

Anaheim Marriott Suites

Anaheim Marriott Suites is only 1.6 miles away from the Disneyland Resort, making it another conveniently located option. This is a deluxe, all-suites property, so it is a great choice for larger groups and families. Get Away Today guests have their choice of suites that sleep from four to six guests. Other amenities in addition to the 4th night free include a free, daily breakfast buffet (exclusions apply), in-room microwave and in-room mini fridge. Other features of Anaheim Marriott Suites that guests love are the outdoor pool, hot tub, video game room, free Wi-Fi and the $6 shuttle to Disneyland.

Sheraton Garden Grove Anaheim South

Sheraton Garden Grove Anaheim South is another hotel less than 2 miles from the Disneyland Resort. When you book this Anaheim hotel through Get Away Today, perks include 4th night free, complimentary Disneyland shuttle, free on-site parking and free meals for kids (per one paying adult). You’ll also enjoy amenities such as a heated outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, an in-room mini fridge and more.

Ayres Hotel Anaheim

4th night free at hotels near disneyland

Ayres Hotel Anaheim is just a little farther away from Disneyland, but not too far. At 2.6 miles away from the Resort, it is still an ideal choice for those who don’t want to be too far from all the magic. Ayres Hotel Anaheim guests who book with Get Away Today can take advantage of the 4th night free special, as well as complementary services such as on-site parking, daily breakfast and Wi-Fi. In-room amenities include a microwave, mini fridge and coffee maker. The Ayres Hotel is within walking distance to the Honda Center and Angel Stadium, so if you want to catch a game you can zip right over on foot.

The Hotel Fullerton

4th night free at hotels near disneyland

The Hotel Fullerton is the farthest from Disneyland (on this list) at 5.8 miles away. But thanks to Get Away Today, guests can make arrangements to ride the free shuttle to and from Disneyland. It’s best to make arrangements ahead of time to ride since the shuttle doesn’t run on a regular schedule. In addition to the 4th night free deal, Get Away Today guests can also save with free parking, free breakfast and in-room freebies such as a mini fridge and microwave.

Book with Get Away Today and Save

As you can see, the savings start to add up quickly with Get Away Today. Combine 4th night free, complimentary breakfast, free parking and suddenly a Disneyland trip starts looking more affordable than you realized! And with Get Away Today’s Layaway Plan, you can book now for only $175 down to lock-in current savings. As long as you pay in full five days before you travel, you’re good to go! You can see all the vacation options at www.getawaytoday.com, or call an agent at 855-GET-AWAY if you have questions. When you book with Get Away Today, let them know My Book a Day sent you, and use promo code BookaDay for an additional $10 in savings on your vacation package.

Everything you need to know about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland

I know a lot of people are excited about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening at Disneyland in a few weeks. My friends at Get Away Today have everything you need to know about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Boarding Pass System June 24th and Beyond

Beginning June 24, 2019, guests will have the opportunity to visit Galaxy’s Edge via a virtual line. Guests may enter the virtual queue once they are inside Disneyland Park. You can find more details on how that will work on Get Away Today’s website.

Specials for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Get Away Today’s best specials for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge include their 5th Day Free Disneyland Resort tickets, Extra Night Free hotel specials and their Layaway Plan that allows you to hold your vacation for just $175 down.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Reservations for May 31 – June 23, 2019

If you can’t wait until June 24th, you can still get a “sold out” reservation to enter Galaxy’s Edge by staying at one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels between May 31 – June 23, 2019. Here are the current available dates that include an automatic reservation to Galaxy’s Edge:

Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel: June 1 – 6, 2019


Disneyland® Hotel: June 1 – 7 and June 9 – 17, 2019


Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa: June 1 – 18, 2019

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Get Away Today's announcements

There are so many great things going on at Get Away Today right now! Here’s a quick over view.

NEW: DISNEYLAND TICKETS WITH MAXPASS

Get Away Today is now offering Disneyland tickets that include MaxPass! Here is what you need to know:

  • MaxPass is available on all of their 2 – 5 day Park Hopper and 1-Park per Day Disneyland tickets, including their Extra Day Free tickets!
  • While the cost for MaxPass is the same as if you were purchasing at the park, you’ll have the convenience of having it already tied to you tickets. Additionally, you’ll save money on you Disneyland tickets upfront with Get Away Today’s discounted rates.
  • If MaxPass is added to a ticket, it must be added for each day of the ticket. If you do not want to upgrade all of your park days with the MaxPass, or aren’t sure if you want to add MaxPass yet, it can be added easily once you are at the Disneyland Resort.

STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE RESERVATIONS

As you may know, Disney recently released more information about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservations for guests who are traveling to the Disneyland Resort from May 31 – June 23, 2019. On May 2nd at 8 a.m. PT, Disney will reveal additional details about how guests will make a reservation to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on disneyland.com and Disney Parks Blog. At 10 a.m. PT on that same day (May 2nd), reservations for the new land will open. As a reminder, guests who are staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels are guaranteed a reservation (one per registered guest) to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. For more information, feel free to click here for additional details regarding reservations for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

DISNEYLAND TICKET SPECIALS

Get Away Today's announcements

Get Away Today also still has their crazy awesome Spring travel Disneyland ticket deal. You must travel by May 23, 2019 to save up to $111 per ticket! MaxPass is not available for pre-purchase with this ticket deal, but it can be added at the parks.

ORLANDO TICKET SPECIALS

Additionally, Get Away Today also has great ticket prices for Orlando. Here are some of their best specials:

  • Up to $65 off 4-Day Walt Disney World Resort Park Hopper Tickets
  • Buy 2 Days, Get 3 Free at Universal Orlando Resort

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Halloween Time at Disneyland 2019

If you haven’t heard, last week Disneyland released their Halloween dates for 2019! In addition to Halloween Time information, they released tons of information on the new Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure Park which will replace the previous Mickey’s Halloween Party.

Here’s a quick overview of what we know:

  • Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort will begin September 6 and run through October 31, 2019. Treats, décor, ride overlays and more will be showcased at both Parks.
  • Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will take place in Disney California Adventure Park and replace Mickey’s Halloween Party.
  • Dates for the event begin on September 17, 2019 and tickets will only be available through Disney directly beginning April 23rd for passholders, DVC members and Disney Visa Card holders and April 30th for the general public.
  • The Oogie Boogie Bash will include the fan-favorite Frightfully Fun Parade and trick-or-treat trails as well as some new immersive entertainment and character encounters.
  • You can save on their Disneyland vacations with Get Away Today’s 5th Day Free tickets and hotel discounts!

For all the details, you can check out Get Away Today’s in-depth blog post. They’re the Disneyland experts, so they have lots of great ideas and information. 

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge isn’t the only new thing to hit Disneyland in 2019. In addition to this 14 acre expansion to the Resort, Disneyland is also opening new attractions and rolling out a few new policies to enhance guest experiences. My travel friends at Get Away Today gave me their insider info regarding these updates so you can make plans to visit Disneyland this year.

New attractions at disneyland

New Attractions at Disneyland – Jessie’s Critter Carousel

Giddyup and hitch a ride on Jessie’s Critter Carousel! This all ages attraction is located on Pixar Pier within Disney California Adventure. Modeled after the imaginary TV show Woody’s Roundup, shown in Toy Story 2, Jessie’s Critter Carousel features… you guessed it… cute little critters. Choose which one you want to saddle up on for your leisurely spin on the Carousel. The Critter Carousel held a soft opening at the end of March, which made for a fun surprise for many Disneyland guests. When you visit, pair a ride on Jessie’s Carousel with a snack at Señor Buzz’s Churros nearby. They make a great combo! Disney has also recently released info regarding a visit from Bo Peep this summer in Pixar Pier. It’ll be so fun to have so many members of the Toy Story gang gathered in Disney California Adventure!

New Attractions at Disneyland – Mickey’s PhilharMagic

New attractions at Disneyland

Opening this month in Disney California Adventure, Mickey’s PhilharMagic will be a 3D musical masterpiece. It will feature musical and visual throwbacks to some of Disney’s most beloved classics, including “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin” and “The Little Mermaid.” Follow along as Donald Duck enters a magical world after getting his hands…er… feathers on Mickey’s conductor’s wand and sorcerer’s hat.

New Policies at Disneyland – What You Can and Can’t Bring Into Disneyland

A few new policies have been introduced in both Disneyland and Disney World; some are in effect as of now, while others will be enacted May 1, 2019. For now, be sure that when you visit the Resort you do NOT have the following:

  • Wagons of any kind
  • Hard sided coolers
  • Loose ice
  • Glass containers/alcohol- baby food in glass jars is an exception
  • Cigarettes/e-cigarettes/vapes
  • Selfie sticks
  • Suitcases
  • Folding chairs
  • Masks/adult costumes
  • Wrapped gifts
  • Weapons

Here’s a short list of what you CAN bring into Disneyland:

  • Strollers – as long as they meet the new measurement guidelines (31” wide x 52” long)
  • Food
  • Soft sided coolers- no larger than a six pack
  • Contained ice- such as ice packs or frozen water bottles
  • Beverages/Refillable bottles
  • Blankets
  • Bag/Backpacks
  • Medication
  • Cameras/Battery packs
  • Service dogs
  • Make up
  • Umbrellas

Not a lot has changed, with the exception of the new stroller dimensions permitted in the Resort, as well as the new policy on loose ice. All of these guidelines are in place to help guests have safe, happy experiences at the Disneyland Resort. If you have questions, you can always check the comprehensive list on the Disneyland website. Of course, if you do end up in line at the main gates of Disneyland with something that is not permitted, you can rent a locker for the day to secure that item. That way you won’t lose any time returning to your car or hotel. Another tip is to keep things in clear pouches so everything is easily identifiable for Cast Members.

If you want to head to Disneyland in 2019, these are just a couple of the new things to be aware of. As a reminder, there’s currently the Get Your Ears On: A Mickey and Minnie Celebration and the Disney Food and Wine Festival happening now. While there’s no scheduled end date yet for Get Your Ears On, the Food and Wine Fest will conclude April 23, 2019. You can still use Get Away Today’s spring savings to head to the Disneyland Resort for either of these two events, saving up to $111 per ticket for travel now until May 23, 2019*. If you plan to go a little later in the year, say for a little event called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, you can enjoy the Extra Day Free special for travel May 24 – December 31, 2019. No matter when you go, you’ll save big when booking through Get Away Today. You can see all their vacation packages at www.getawaytoday.com, or call their amazing travel agents at 855-GET-AWAY. Let them know My Book a Day sent you, and mention promo code BookaDay for an additional $10 off your vacation package.


*excluding blockout dates April 14 – 22, 2019

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When ever you’re planning to go to Disneyland this year, my friends at Get Away Today have you covered!

We talked last month about the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area going in. That’s going to be a popular area this year.

There are several ways that you can save with Get Away Today currently. And these ways will get you super deals throughout the rest of the year. That way you can check out everything that’s new this year!

Save up to $111 per ticket for travel now – May 23, 2019 (blackout dates April 14 – 22, 2019)

Disneyland Deals with Get Away Today

Extra Day Free tickets for travel May 24 – December 31, 2019

Make sure to use my links or my code, BookaDay to save even more on your fun trip to Disneyland!

In addition to my great love of books, I also have a great love for Disney. Last month I had my partners at Get Away Today help me share why a Disney Cruise is worth taking, and this month they are going to give us all they know about the new Star Wars land at Disneyland! It is officially known as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and the official opening date will be May 31, 2019. Yay!

And…even better Get Away today has a great deal going on right now! Bounce back to the Disneyland Resort with Get Away Today’s exclusive offer! Save up to $111 per ticket on your first vacation and get an extra $50 off your second vacation. Click here for details:  www.getawaytoday.com/bounceback-offer?referrerid=7481

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Here is what we know about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. It is the largest single theme expansion in Disneyland history! At 14 acres, it truly is huge. It was always Walt Disney’s dream that Disneyland would evolve and grow and always present new experiences to guests. His favorite stories, and our own, come to life in Disneyland and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is no different.

We also know the reason it’s called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is because it is a place that exists at the edge of the galaxy; when guests enter they will find themselves on Batuu. Batuu is a planet at the farthest edge of the galaxy, on the cusp of Wild Space. For a sneak peek at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, take a ride on Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. Your last stop on the ride takes you there!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Dining Experiences

In true Disney fashion, more information has been released about the food at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge than anything else so far. We all know that eating is one of the main attractions in the Resort, so I’m looking forward to all the food Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will have to offer!

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs will be operating a traveling diner, much like our galaxy’s version of a food truck, in the Docking Bay 7 hangar. Chef Tuggs is known for being the chef at Maz Kanata’s castle, and he will be serving up all sorts of exotic flavors that he has perfected from his travels. Tuggs’ Grub is a fast, casual dining experience at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Ronto Roasters – Skewered meats will be cooked to perfection on spits, monitored by former smelter droid 8D-J8.

Milk Stand – The milk doesn’t get fresher than from Bubo Wamba Family Farms! At the Milk Stand you will find their refreshing milk in both blue and green.

Kat Saka’s Kettle – for a tasty snack, visit Kat Saka’s Kettle in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Here you will find a combination of sweet, savory and spicy kettle corn to tide you over while you explore Galaxy’s Edge.

One thing the experts at Get Away Today recently learned is that two specific dishes in Galaxy’s Edge will be a vegetarian meatloaf called Ithorian Garden Loaf and the other Smoked Kadu Ribs. Look for these at vendors in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Attractions

Galaxy’s Edge will have two new attractions for guests on Batuu, and if you download the free Play Disney Parks app, you will have a much more immersive experience. It will give you games and tips for interacting with the new Star Wars land and its cast members. The more you interact as a guest, the more you will receive in return! It’s meant to be an immersive experience, for sure.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Outposts

Since you have traveled to a galaxy far, far away, you will most likely want to leave with a few souvenirs! Afterall, it’s not every day that you’re able to visit the edge of the galaxy. There will be a number of merchandise outposts in Star War: Galaxy’s Edge.

Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities – find trinkets and valuables from Dok-Ondar, who has traveled the galaxies far and wide.

Savi’s Workshop of Hand Built Lightsabers – Master guides from The Gatherers group are here in Savi’s Workshop to help you create your very own lightsaber! Learn how to use the Force as an honorary member of the Gatherer’s at this outpost.

Droid Depot – As you know, a droid can be the perfect companion as you travel through the galaxy. Here at the Droid Depot you can make your own, and take him or her with you as you continue to explore Galaxy’s Edge.

First Order Cargo – This outpost is your stop if you’re looking for authentic apparel. First Order Cargo is a temporary holding space for members of the First Order to share their gear, uniforms and more with guests of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Resistance Supply – Join the Resistance! Or, at least look the part by stopping by this outpost for supplies. At Resistance Supply you will find uniforms, pins, badges, helmets, maps, tools and more to help you blend in.

While I wish we had the exact opening date from Disney for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, we know it is coming any day now! If you simply can’t wait to travel to Disneyland, take advantage of the spring savings special with Get Away Today for travel now until May 23, 2019. Doing so can save you up to $111 per ticket! If you’d rather wait and guarantee access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge later in the year, you can still book with Get Away Today now. There’s no penalty for booking early, and it’s definitely recommended so you can be sure to have accommodations before rooms at hotels near Disneyland are all booked. You can take advantage of their incredibly flexible Layaway Plan, and book your vacation package for only $175 down! You can see all of Get Away Today’s vacation packages online, or give their helpful agents a call at 855-GET-AWAY. Remember to tell them My Book a Day sent you, and use my code BookaDay to save $10 off your vacation package.

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A Disney vacation can be a wonderful way to make magical memories for kids and adults alike. There’s no question that the Disney resorts have a variety of attractions, rides and food that appeal to everyone. But, have you ever considered a Disney cruise? If you’ve ever wondered if a Disney cruise is worth the cost, I’m here to help! I’ve teamed up with the experts at Get Away Today to give you some insight into why Disney cruises are perfect for your next vacation. It’s all the fantastic elements of a Disneyland vacation, with the added bonus of different destinations, cultures and excursions!

Is a Disney Cruise Worth the Cost?

Is a Disney Cruise worth the cost?

First of all, did you know Get Away Today already has 2020 travel itineraries for Disney Cruise Line? This means you can start looking at all the details now and plan for your vacation early to get the best deals.

To me, a Disney cruise is worth the cost because of all the included amenities, the attention to detail and the customer service on Disney Cruise Lines. There are only four ships in the Disney Cruise line fleet: Disney Wonder, Disney Magic, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, which means each one truly excels in its theme and services.

Is a Disney Cruise Worth the Cost? – On Board Amenities

A Disney cruise offers family-friendly, Broadway-caliber shows on board. The entire family will be delighted by familiar songs, characters and stories on board any of the four ships in the Disney Cruise Line. Disney also has fireworks at sea, which is truly a mesmerizing experience. Just imagine not only seeing the fireworks display in the starry night sky, but reflected on the water as well. It’s sure to dazzle! Another amenity exclusive to ships in the Disney Cruise Line is having character experiences. Your chances of interacting one-on-one with a Disney Character on board is much greater than at the Disneyland Resort, which makes a Disney cruise even more magical.

Another little magical touch are Magical Portholes found in select staterooms on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy ships. Here, you can find motion-activated portholes that will show a live stream of the ships’ views, plus animated visits from some of your favorite Disney characters. The Magical Portholes are so popular, the rooms often sell out faster than rooms with actual portholes! Select staterooms also have upgraded bathroom layouts, making it easier than ever for families to get ready together for a day at sea.

Disney cruises have a kids club for ages 3+, as well as hangout spots for kids ages 12+. All passengers must undergo a background check before sailing, and once a ship leaves port, no adults are allowed in the kids club areas. A cruise cast member can even pick up kids from dinnertime shows and take them back to the kids club in order to let older guests continue to enjoy the performance.

Is a Disney Cruise Worth the Cost? – On Board Dining

Free room service is included in the cost of a Disney cruise, and Disney Cruise Line is the only one that offers unlimited soft drinks and juice at no additional charge! You might be wondering why anyone would stay in their stateroom and order room service. Well, it’s actually a wonderful option to have if anyone needs a nap and mom or dad gets hungry! It’s also suggested that guests take advantage of room service to create memories of a nightly treat together while gathered around, talking about the highlights of the day. Another thing that makes a Disney cruise worth the cost is cast members stay with you no matter where you dine in the evenings. This gives you an unbeatable customer service experience as your family rotates to the various restaurants on board the ship! Even the food on a Disney Cruise is touched with Disney magic. Think Mickey-shaped serving ware, waffles and more! It’s sure to entice even the pickiest of travelers.

Is a Disney Cruise Worth the Cost? – Destinations/Themes

As mentioned, there are four themed-ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. And depending on the itinerary you choose, you could experience a variety of themes and destinations on your Disney cruise. Some itineraries may include a Marvel or Star Wars day at sea – where Cast and guests alike are encouraged to dress up and immerse themselves fully in the theme. Plus, during holidays, guests can trick-or-treat on board, or, celebrate the joy of the Holidays on the sea. You could set sail to the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe or even Hawaii on a Disney cruise. There are so many options, and you’re welcome to contact the cruise experts at Get Away Today to find out more about Disney cruise itineraries.


I’ve only highlighted a few of the reasons why a Disney cruise is worth the cost, but there’s so much more you can find out with Get Away Today! Find them online at getawaytoday.com or call the cruise agents at 877-510-2929.

2019 is going to be one of the BIGGEST years at the Disneyland Resort and it’s no surprise as to why. With several seasonal events and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coming in the summer, guests will be able to experience more magic than ever before. However, if you’re not up to date on what’s happening at the Disneyland Resort, no worries! I’ve teamed up with my friends at Get Away Today to give you a guide of what’s happening at Disneyland in 2019.

What's Happening at Disneyland in 2019?

What’s Happening at Disneyland in 2019?

Spring

Get Your Ears On: A Mickey and Minnie Celebration

During Get Your Ears On: A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, guests can enjoy a festive tribute to Mickey and Minnie Mouse on their 90th birthday! Not only will you be able to see the return of Mickey’s Soundsational Parade on January 25, 2019, but you can experience an all-new entertainment spectacular, Mickey’s Mix Magic. Starting January 18, 2019, you can see DJ Mickey light up the night with dazzling displays of sound, sigh and color. In addition to this, you can snag limited-time merchandise and try exclusive food items just for the celebration. With so much to see and do, we can’t wait to experience “The World’s Biggest Mouse Party!”

Valentine’s Month

As part of the Get Your Ears On: A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, you can also enjoy the first ever Valentine’s Month at the Disneyland Resort. From January 22 – February 18, 2019, you’ll be able to find love and magic around every corner. While not much has been announced for this event yet, we do know that there will be adorable décor and special food and beverage options. Plus, you can put your investigative skills to the test during Minnie’s Valentine Surprise, a park-wide scavenger hunt.  

Lunar New Year

Ring in the new year at Disney California Adventure Park! From January 25 – February 17, 2019, you can join Mulan, Mushu and other Disney pals in celebrating the Lunar New Year. Here, you can expect to find unique entertainment, such as Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession, traditional Asian food, festive décor, family-friendly crafts and commemorative merchandise. This event has quickly become a fan-favorite, so be sure not to miss it if you’re traveling during this timeframe!

Disneyland After Dark

If you just can’t get enough Disney, you might want to look into attending an After Dark event at Disneyland. These special ticketed events allow you to experience Disneyland Park after closing. Plus, these themed-events include exclusive entertainment, commemorative merchandise and décor. This year, guests can enjoy Sweethearts Nite on February 7, 2019 and 90’s Nite on March 7, 2019. During Sweethearts Nite, you’ll have heart eyes all night long. With love song-themed dance parties, encounters with famous Disney couples and immersive photo opportunities, this is going to be a Valentine’s celebration you’ll never forget. Plus, who doesn’t want to spend a night in Disneyland with your sweetheart?

At 90’s Nite, guests will be able to go back in time and experience nostalgic memories of the 90’s. In addition to dressing in your ‘90’s gear, you can attend a special ‘90’s-themed fireworks show, musical entertainment, decade-inspired food and receive a commemorative fanny pack. Talk about a throwback Thursday! Because these events are so popular, I’d recommend purchasing your tickets sooner than later.

Food & Wine Festival

If all of these events weren’t enough, you can also enjoy the beloved Food & Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure! From March 1 – April 23, 2019, you can eat your way through several food and beverage kiosks inspired by California’s vibrant cuisine. In addition to all of the deliciousness, you can also enjoy kid-friendly “cooking” experiences, family-friendly seminars, live musical performances, culinary demonstrations by celebrity chefs and so much more. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Summer

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

The most anticipated event of the last few years will FINALLY arrive in summer of 2019. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is going to be the most immersive land that Disney has ever created. With two new attractions, dining locations and interactive experiences, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is truly going to be out of this world. While there is no official opening date yet, I recommend booking your summer 2019 Disneyland vacation ASAP if you want to experience it.

Fall & Winter

Holiday Celebrations

Of course, Halloween Time and Holidays at the Disneyland Resort are always highlights of the entire year. Whether you want to join in on the frightful fun or experience the “Merriest” Place On Earth, these are always fun events that the entire family will enjoy. If you’re wanting to travel during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, you’ll want to book your trip sometime from mid-September – October 31, 2019. However, if you want to attend Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, traveling during mid-November, 2019 – early-January, 2020 will be your best bet.

What Discounts are Available?

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When Should I Book?

Because of all of the magic that’s happening during 2019 at the Disneyland Resort, you’ll want to book your vacation as soon as possible. This way, you won’t have to worry about sold out hotel rooms or increased rates. Don’t have the money to pay for everything in full? No problem! Get Away Today offers an interest-free Layaway Plan for just $175 down. You can make as many payments as you want, whenever you want, just as long as everything is paid off five days before you travel. So, what are you waiting for? To book your 2019 Disneyland vacation, visit getawaytoday.com or call 855-GET-AWAY to speak to a travel expert directly. Don’t forget to use promo code BookaDay for an additional $10 off your vacation package. Let them know that My Book a Day sent you!