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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
9:49 pm
[littlebit6271]
Booking a Disney Cruise
If you were planning to sail in 2012, how early can you make your reservations?
Monday, March 30th, 2009
9:50 am
[bantiarna]
Free Dining!
Main Stree Travel is currently accepting vacation bookings for Disney's Free Dining!

The dates are August 16th-October 3rd and must be booked by June 21st.

Contact me for more information, these packages are limited and will sell out FAST!

Lets get to work planning your perfect vacation today!
Friday, January 23rd, 2009
4:51 pm
[bantiarna]
Great News! Walt Disney World
Disney has extended its Buy 4, Get 3 free offer!

Now through March 29, 2009, when you purchase a 4-night, 4-day Magic Your Way Package for the Walt Disney World Resort, you can get up to three additional nights (with tickets) free! This offer is valid for stays most nights March 1-9, March 17-April 4 and April 19- June 27th.

If you are considering traveling to "The World" this spring, you MUST NOT miss this offer!

Contact me for updated quotes and for more information!
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
1:45 pm
[bantiarna]
Not Disney but close - Universal Studios
When you book 3 nights with theme park tickets - you can receive 2 more nights FREE! You will receive hotel accommodations PLUS admission to Orlando’s most exciting thrills and entertainment, all for one low price!

Family of four, 5 night vacation starting from $689*- That’s less than $35 per person, per night!

Includes:

5-Night accommodations at an Orlando Area Hotel
Park-to-park unlimited admission** for 4 to both Universal Studios® AND Islands of Adventure theme parks
Access to live entertainment*** at Universal CityWalk®
Complimentary scheduled transportation^ between hotel and Universal Orlando
$150 Universal Orlando Savings Guide – One per reservation, valid with travel before 3/31/09


Please visit The Main Street Travel Company for more information.

Merry Christmas!!
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
11:09 am
[bantiarna]
Kids Sail Free!
Great news! Kids 12 and under can sail free on most 3-night cruises from Jan. 22 through May 28, 2009 with two full-fare Guests in the same stateroom. Government Taxes and Fees not included.

This is the perfect opportunity for you to experience your first-ever Disney Cruise or come back to enjoy precious family time with the little ones.

For more information call 1-800-593-1262 or visit us at The Main Street Travel Company

And do not forget, the 3 nights free package ends on December 20th! Book Now!
Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
7:24 pm
[bantiarna]
DisneyLand for kids and kids at heart
From January 6 through April 30, 2009, when you purchase a 3-Day or longer Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® souvenir ticket, you’ll pay the kid’s price—even if you’re only a kid at heart! So bring your whole family and celebrate in both Theme Parks—Disneyland® Park and Disney’s California Adventure® Park.

And to make your celebration even more magical, make your ticket part of a Walt Disney Travel Company vacation package, starting at only $68* per person, per day.

Package includes:

2-Night Hotel accommodations and a
3-Day Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® souvenir ticket‡ (Adults pay the kids’ price)
Mickey’s Toontown Morning Madness‡‡—Enjoy some fun and games with Mickey and his friends one hour before Toontown opens to the rest of their Guests
Preferred seating at select attractions in Disney’s California Adventure® Park, and more
Good Neighbor Hotel Vacations Start At: $68 per person, per day at Quality Inn & Suites during Value Season
Resort Hotel Vacations Start At: $95 per person, per day at Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel
*Price is per person per day, quad occupancy, 2 adults (18 and over), 1 junior (ages 10-17) and 1 child (ages 3-9), standard room at Quality Inn & Suites. **Price is per person per day, quad occupancy, 2 adults (18 and over), 1 junior (ages 10-17) and 1 child (ages 3-9), standard room at the Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel. Valid for arrivals from 1/6/09 through 4/28/09. Travel must be booked by 4/26/09 and completed by 4/30/09. ‡Qualifying packages include a 3-Day Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® souvenir ticket. Adults pay the same rate as children for a Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® souvenir ticket of 3 days or longer. First day of use must occur on or before 4/30/09. Tickets expire thirteen (13) days after first use or 5/13/09, whichever occurs first, and each day of use of a ticket constitutes one full day of use. Tickets may not be sold or transferred for commercial use. All offers, events, tickets, age ranges, services, attractions and entertainment may be seasonal and are subject to change without notice. Offer, including package elements and prices, is subject to availability, advance reservations required. ‡‡Entitlement available for one morning throughout the length of your ticket on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday, and days and times are subject to change without notice. Blockout Dates and other restrictions apply. Not valid with any other discounts or promotions.
Sunday, November 9th, 2008
11:02 am
[misskitty_79]
questions about special events...
So, I'm trying to settle on actual dates, so that I can start looking at flights, but I want to try & cram as much in as I possibly can (because I haven't been since before Animal Kingdom opened!!! & my boyfriend has only ever been to EuroDisney for a day, with me, two years ago). What I want to know is the following:
  • Does MNSSHP @ Magic Kingdom ever overlap with EPCOT's International Food & Wine Festival? Specifically, does anyone know if there's any possibility it may do so in 2009?
  • have Night of Joy dates for 2009 been announced yet we're planning on avoiding it like the plague, but if it's when we're there, I suppose it's possible that it might draw the crowds away from the other parks, right? Though, would there be Extra Magic Hours available at another park? So many questions!!!
  • Star Wars™ Weekends? What are they? When are they? Any clues about September-ish 2009?
  • I'm super hoping that the Dining Plan will be free again in Sept of 2009 (it's actually kind of why we're looking at travelling then). Any rumours floating about?
  • We're planning on staying at Port Orleans French Quarter. If I understand correctly, they come with a mini fridge as standard? What about microwaves, or hot water kettles? I've heard it said that you can request a nukerwave for "medical requirements", but would this cost more
Okay, so I've got hundreds more questions, but I'm going to rein myself in now & leave it at that. Thanks in advance to everyone who can share any info with me!

Edited to add: Ack! I didn't realize that Disney World was discontinuing their Pal Mickey dolls until it was too late. :-/
Would any of you happen to own one that you'd be willing to sell us for our trip to WDW in early Sept'09? *fingers crossed* Barring that, anyone have any suggestions of where I might be able to purchase one (yes, I'm already keeping my eye on eBay)?

Note: Crossposted to disneyworld
Thursday, November 6th, 2008
9:23 pm
[bantiarna]
New for 2009 - What will you celebrate with 3 days free?
Through Dec. 20, 2008, when you purchase a 4-night, 4-day non-discounted Walt Disney Travel Company Magic Your Way package you’ll get three additional nights (with tickets) free. This offer is valid for stays most nights Jan. 4 – April 4 and April 19 – June 27, 2009.

Plus, if you travel on this package between Jan. 4 and March 29, 2009, you’ll also receive a Disney Gift Card worth $200 that you can choose to spend at the Walt Disney World Resort during their stay.

Please contact the Main Street Travel Company with your questions or to book your vacation today!


Manly@mainstreettravelco.com
Http://mainstreettravelco.com
1-800-593-1262
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
7:23 pm
[bantiarna]
Disney Legend and More Cruise July25 th - July 31 st
Here is a very exciting oportunity offered by the Main Street Travel Company.
The Legends and More Cruise is a 5 day cruising experience where you will take part in the very best of DisneyLand and be able to meet and spend time with some wonderful Icons of the Disney Company.
You will have a full week of magic ending in a cruise to Catalina and Ensenada with special guests, Margaret Carey (The original Model for Tinkerbelle), Bob Gurr (designer of the monorail and other Disney vehicles), Terri Harden (Former imagineer and Henson puppeteer) and Michael Broggie (Disney Historian). There are so many one of a kind oportunities in store for you. There is an optional 2 day land section where you will go on a special tour of Disneyland with Bob Gurr.

Please visit our website at: http://www.legendscruise.net/ for more information (Warning: Site has embedded video with sound)
Contact me at manly@mainstreettravelco.com for more information, pricing, etc.

Prices start at $667.00 per person, Price includes cruise cost, admission to all Legends related events and most amenities, and all taxes & port fees.
(Cruise insurance, gratuities and transfers NOT included)
Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
12:21 pm
[bantiarna]
Disney Celebrations
I have seen some confusion around regarding the Disney Celebrations promotion and wanted to post to help clear it up.

What you do is, You go to disneybirthdaytreat.com and register your birthday and anyone else in your households birthday. You will then print a confirmation. Bring your ID and the confirmation to DisneyWorld or DisneyLand on your birthday for free admission.

Now, if you are a passholder or have a park hopper, you will be able to present your confirmation for either a gift card with a value equal to one days admission (A base ticket), A special birthday Fast Pass, or a free 1 day Base Ticket for use at a later date.
Children under 18 must produce a copy of their birth certificate.

Your free ticket can be upgraded to any other type of ticket, you just pay the difference.
One thing to note, if you get the gift card, you MUST use it on your birthday. The value expires. Also, you do NOT need to register your birthday with the website, but it will save you time if you do.

I hope that is helpful and I am happy to answer any additonal questions about this interesting new offer!

Here are some more current offers:
WDW Holiday RatesCollapse )

DisneyLand 4th Night FreeCollapse )

Disney CruiseCollapse )

Adventures By DisneyCollapse )

Feel free to call us at 1-800-593-1262 for a no-obligation quote today! Tell us you heard about us through Live Journal!
Monday, September 22nd, 2008
7:53 pm
[littlebit6271]
Disney Cruise
I have two questions about the Disney Cruises.

1) My dad is great at finding travel deals on cruises, Disney ones included, and in a few years he wants to take me and my family on a trip. I too have a lot of experience with arranging travel but for this trip, I would like to have an acquaintance who is a Disney travel agent do it for me. Does anyone know which would get me the best deal?

2) Are the menus for the boats anywhere online like the restaurants at Walt Disney World?

Edited to add: Sorry for the confusion, I was posting in hurry due to kids trying to kill each other and I made my post appear that I was looking for a travel agent. I have one who is working on my next WDW trip (Which I have changed the dates on 3x) but thanks for offers.

Current Mood: curious
Monday, September 8th, 2008
7:19 am
[misskitty_79]
a question about internet access...
I'm still sorta vaguely planning (since our trip won't be until September of '09), but was wondering:

Do the resort rooms come equipped with wifi & if so, is it free (& if not, how insanely overpriced is it)?
I'm sure that we'll both be wanting to bring our laptops, so...

Thanks in advance!
Thursday, August 21st, 2008
11:51 pm
[misskitty_79]
travel questions???
My boyfriend & I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada & are going to visit both Walt Disney World & Universal Studios in September of '09. We probably won't be able to afford more than 10 days away from work, so that's the time we're trying to budget for, but we're not sure how to split our time between the two?
In an attempt to avoid having to rent a car while we're there, we're planning on staying on site at both locations. We're most interested in Port Orleans - French Quarter for our stint at WDW, but we haven't decided which of the three Universal hotels would suit us best. Any suggestions?

I'm also a little confused about just how flexible the MYW packages really are? I've got a tentative schedule kinda thought up in my head, but I don't know if it will work at all, you know? For example:
  • DAY1: afternoon flight to Orlando - Magic Express to WDW hotel. NO PASS NEEDED.
  • DAY2: WDW park hopper pass
  • DAY3: WDW park hopper pass
  • DAY4: WDW park hopper pass
  • DAY5: WDW park hopper pass (4 total)
  • DAY6: pack & move from WDW to Universal hotel (any ideas on how to get from WDW to Universal?). NO PASS NEEDED.
  • DAY7: Universal parks
  • DAY8: Universal parks
  • DAY9: Universal parks
  • DAY10: pack - return to airport (does Universal offer an airport shuttle & if so, what does it cost?) for an early afternoon return flight to Canada. NO PASS NEEDED.

Hopefully, WDW will be offering the Dining Plan for free again... *fingers crossed* Is there any similar option available for Universal?

Assuming that we'll figure out our own flight plans, what would be reasonable to expect to pay for hotel rooms & park passes?

Thanks in advance!

Current Mood: confused
Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
6:10 pm
[bantiarna]
New Disney Discounts
I am late on this and I apologize, My Grandmother has been in the hospital.

New Discounts for Fall!Collapse )
There are also a few discounts out for Disney Land but there are several restrictions and hotel options so let me know if you are interested in these!

Also, if you are looking for a last minute get away, The Disney Magic is having a special sailing on September 24th for 3 nights to the Bahamas starting at $389 per person!
Thursday, August 14th, 2008
6:27 pm
[irishblessing]
A favor to ask..
Hello! My family and I are traveling to WDW in December :)
I've got 2 things to ask of you. First one is more important, second is relevant to this community.

I'm not sure if anyone can help me this late in the game, but I'm kind of desperate. I'm a student at the Arts Institute Online, and I've got an assignment to interview a travel agent. A few days ago, I'd partnered with a local travel agency for help but they never sent back the questionnaire. I'm stuck. Do you think one of you could fill this out pretty quickly and send it back to me? I'm having a hard time finding people who will take the time and help. Thank you so much in advance!

DOWNLOAD QUESTIONS: (it's in .pdf form) http://www.mediafire.com/?sgbfffd3jfq
(return email: memorysketch [at] gmail.com)

And for the relevance, my family and I are doing the dining plan, getting 3 meals and 2 snacks per day. We've got the following decided:

MONDAY: (12.29) (DOWNTOWN)

Rainforest Café

 

TUESDAY: (12.30) (EPCOT)

BREAKFAST - HOTEL

NO LUNCH PLANNED (we plan on grazing!)

CORAL REEF – 8.05 PM

 

WEDNESDAY (12.31) (ANIMAL KINGDOM)

BREAKFAST – BOMA – 9:05 AM

LUNCH – Yak and Yeti – 2 PM

DINNER – BOMA – 9.10 PM

 

THURSDAY (1.1) (MAGIC KINGDOM)

BREAKFAST - Bakery

LUNCH - Liberty Tree Tavern – 2 PM

I need a couple more ideas for dinner.. and I think we'll need to pay for everything on Friday, so a couple of suggestions can be places that don't take the dining plan, but need to be price friendly and picky-eater friendly.

Current Mood: hopeful
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
10:18 am
[bantiarna]
Regarding the new Dining Options
I am just curious as to what you all's thoughts on the New Dining Options are.

Quick Service - You get 2 Counter Service and 2 snacks per person per night plus the Refillable resort Mug.

Deluxe Dining - You get 3 meals per person per night (your choice of quick or table), 2 snacks and the refillable mug.

The Wine and Dine - Available on all packages except the Quick Service. You get one bottle of wine per night available at select restaurants.

Also, I left this off of yesterday's post. Beginning in 2009 The Caribbean Beach Resort will debut 384 rooms in the Trinidad South Village that have been refurbished to a Pirate theme. These special rooms feature two double beds, along with highly themed furniture, buccaneer accessories, and swashbuckling décor from stem to stern. These rooms will be available by request. So when making your reservations, be sure to ask for them!
Monday, August 4th, 2008
12:42 pm
[littlebit6271]
Disney Cruise Question
I have a question regarding pricing for the Disney Cruise. (I'm sure I could look it up but always forget when I think it)

I know on other cruise lines, there are discounts for the 3 and 4th person in a room and I was wanting to know if that holds for Disney as well?

Current Mood: curious
11:18 am
[bantiarna]
New Fall Deals and Updates
Sorry I am a little late with this, I have been experiencing some computer troubles and am on my back up machine.

First off, Disney is now taking reservations for 2009. Please contact us at Main Street Travel for all your quoting and booking needs.


First off we have dates for this years celebrations:
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party:Collapse )
The Night of Joy runs September 5-6.
Epcot's Food and Wine runs Sept. 26 - Nov. 9, 2008
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party:Collapse )
Epcot's Holidays Around the World and Candelight Processional runs: Sept. 28 - Dec. 30, 2008
The Osbourne Family Spectacle of Lights runs: Nov. 28, 2008 – Jan. 4, 2009
Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade (AK) runs: Nov. 28, 2008 – Jan. 4, 2009
Festival of the Seasons (DTD) runs: Nov. 28, 2008 - Jan. 4, 2009

In the world of News, Disney's new Reservation booking system for dining, tours and recreation will go live in late October. This will only be available to Travel Agents at first but will at a later date go live for travelers to call. You can now book dining through January 29th 2009. In October things will go back to the normal 80 day advance rule.

Speaking of News in Dining, In fall 2008, your Clients will enter a world of prehistoric creatures at T-Rex: A Prehistoric Family Adventure. The dinosaur-themed family eatery will serve up pizzas, pastas, seafood and more, and will feature life-size animated dinosaurs that dwell among bubbling geysers, waterfalls and a fossil dig site. This restaurant will be part of the huge makeover going on at Downtown Disney.

And in news of DTD: The Nightclubs will all be closing for good by September 28th. At this point the "Waterparks and More" option of tickets will no longer include Pleasure Island.

And lets not forget DisneyLand!
DisneyLand is preparing to reopen Sleeping Beauty's Castle to the Public! The interior of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland® Resort will open in time for the December holiday season, offering a “reawakened” version of its classic walkthrough presentation kissed with vibrant scenes of Aurora, her charming prince, the evil Maleficent and other characters from the beloved fairy tale film. Guest who are unable to climb stairs will have a special "virtual" tour in a special ground room of the castle.

A new feature at the DisneyLand Hotel allows guests to choose from 19 specially themed rooms that adjoin to a standard room. These special rooms are decorated with a unique motif, either Mickey or Princess and feature 2 twin beds. These "Character Rooms" are only available when booking the adjoining room and is an excellent option for families traveling with small children.

Also New this year is a New Dining Option!
Magic Your Way Plus Quick Service Dining!Collapse )

Hope these are all interesting to you. Please let me know what information you would like to see as part of this community.
Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
1:57 pm
[inked2x]
Accomodations
OK, so I am trying to plan a vacation to WDW for the second week in January 2009 (off peak).  The people who will be going are: 4 adults (2-40 year olds and 2 senior citizens) and 1- 6 year old.  We will be staying 5-6 nights. I am getting stuck trying to figure out the most economical way to handle accomodations. 

Does anyone have advice/suggestions?

For example, is it better to get 2 lower priced rooms at a value resort or 1 cabin in the Wilderness area? Maybe it is cheaper to get a bigger space at a deluxe resort rather than 2 rooms at a value resort? (These are just some ideas I am using for examples - we are open to any/all suggestions.)


Currently, we are thinking of two rooms at either a value or moderate resort. (We would love to stay at the Animal Kingdom but do they have space for our party other than having to rent 2 rooms.) We are working with a travel agent, but she keeps pushing the two room idea - I want to see if there are any other options. (I would change travel agents but the people paying for the trip are die hard AAA ers ... However, if you are a travel agent and you help us out I will cheerfully promote you in my own LJ and all over my workplace intranet - the State of MN )

I truly appreciate ANY and ALL help/suggestions/feedback!! (This forum has already been so welcoming and helpful - You guys are amazing!! Thank you for "holding the hands" of us WDW newbies.)

If you want to email me instead of clogging up this LJ ... I can be reached at: nunduck@gmail.com (always nice to get emails other than spam in my inbox ...LOL)

Thanks!!

x-posted


Current Mood: optimistic
Thursday, July 24th, 2008
9:25 am
[bantiarna]
Late Summer Travel Deals with a Disney Visa
If you have a Disney Visa you can book some amazing deals right now.

Value Resorts: $64 per night plus tax for stays most nights between 8/17-8/26, 9/1-9/9 or 9/22-9/272 in a standard room.
Caribbean Beach Resort: $99 per night plus tax for stays most nights between 8/16-8/24, 9/1-9/9, or 9/22-9/272 in a standard room.
Disney’s Old Key West Resort or Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
$169 per night plus tax for stays most nights 8/8, 8/9, 8/15, 8/16, 8/22, 8/23, or 9/1-9/272, in a studio.

Number of rooms are limited, minimum stay restrictions may apply. You must book by August 10th.

See your friendly neighborhood Disney Authorized Planner for more details!
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