How to use your Disney Gift Cards

Disney Gift Cards can be used in many ways when planning your next Disney Destination vacation.  This method of payment is growing in popularity in recent years.

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Here is my list of ways to use a Disney Gift Card:

1.  Disney World – Use toward vacation packages, theme park tickets, water park tickets, annual passes, hotel rooms, spa experiences, merchandise, dining, and recreation…and more.

2.  Disneyland – Use toward vacation packages, theme park tickets, annual passes, tours, stroller and wheelchair rentals, merchandise, and dining…and more.

3.  Disney Cruise Line – Used to apply payment toward your shipboard account during your cruise, so you can use it to purchase Spa Treatments, Shore Excursions, Photographs at Shutters, and onboard Merchandise.  You can also use your Disney Gift Card toward your Disney Cruise Line reservation.

4.  Aulani Resort and Spa – Use toward your Resort reservation.  Can be used for payment toward room nights or accumulated purchases on your Resort charge during your stay.  The Disney Gift Card can also be used at participating merchandise and restaurant locations.

5.  Adventures by Disney – Use to reserve your next adventure.

6.  Disney Store – Used to buy Disney merchandise at your local Disney Store.

7.  DisneyStore.com – Used to buy Disney merchandise from the online store.

8.  Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort – Use toward reservations.  Use for accumulated purchases on your Resort charge.  The Disney Gift Card can also be used at participating merchandise and restaurant locations.

9.  Disney’s Vero Beach Resort – Use toward reservations.  Use for accumulated purchases on your Resort charge.  The Disney Gift Card can also be used at participating merchandise and restaurant locations.

10. Disney’s PhotoPass – Use as a form of payment for your photo orders.

11. DisneyMusicStore.com – Use toward purchase of Disney music.

12. Disney’s Club Penguin – Become a member and have full access to all the exclusive games, parties, items, and events that make Club Penguin so much fun to explore.

How do you like to use your Disney Gift Cards?  Is there anything I forgot on my list that you would add?

My daughter and I use them for buying souvenirs while on vacation.  My daughter always gets a couple for her birthday, and she loves having her own “money” to shop with on our trips.  I’m also a fan of using them for shopping for Christmas gifts on DisneyStore.com or at my local Disney Store.

If you are a budget shopper, there are ways to get discounted gift cards from Target, Sam’s Club, and a few other places.  The savings can make using gift cards well worth it.  Where do you get your discounted Disney Gift Cards?

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A Fairy Tale Ending – A Disney Honeymoon

You’ve spent months, even years, planning your perfect wedding day.  Everything is set for the wedding of your dreams.  But where are you going on your honeymoon?

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Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii

After your dream wedding, it only makes sense to have a honeymoon with a fairy tale ending.  A Disney Honeymoon is filled with wonder and delight.  At a Disney Destination, dream making is a top priority.  They make storybook fantasies into reality.  You can stay in luxurious accommodations, dine like royalty, and experience spectacular fireworks, parades, and shows together.

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Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa

It’s easy to arrange for magical extras, like in-room honeymoon celebrations with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne.  If you have something special in mind, just ask and Disney may be able to make special arrangements to ensure your experience is everything you want it to be.

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A Disney Honeymoon can be as elegant, or as budget friendly, as you wish.  It’s all about making your dreams come true.

Dine around the World Showcase in Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.  Enjoy an unforgettable cruise to the Bahamas on the Disney Cruise Line.  Relax on a beautiful beach at the Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii.  Have the experience of a lifetime with an Adventures by Disney trip to Italy.  Reconnect with your inner child while having fun on thrilling rides at Disneyland in California.  The options are endless when choosing a Disney Destinations Honeymoon.

Experience an enchanting honeymoon at a Disney Destination, and have memories that will last a lifetime.

My husband and I got married and had our  honeymoon in Hawaii.

My husband and I got married and had our honeymoon in Hawaii.

Our wedding day was a beautiful, breezy day.

Our wedding day was a beautiful, breezy day.

Even though the breeze was blowing my hair around, it was still a

Even though the breeze was blowing my hair around, it was still a “perfect” wedding.

At the Dole Plantation in Hawaii.  A Hawaiian honeymoon was a dream come true for us.

At the Dole Plantation in Hawaii. A Hawaiian honeymoon was a dream come true for us.

If you’d like more information on a Disney Honeymoon, contact me for an eBrochure, or I can send you a beautiful color brochure in the mail.  Let me help you plan your magical Disney Honeymoon.  Contact me today for a free vacation quote.

jenny.westbrook@mickeyvacations.com

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What’s a Disney Vacation Account?

It’s a simple fact that most vacations now days can be expensive, especially Disney vacations if you don’t know ways to do it on a budget.

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For those of us that enjoy taking vacations, we try to find ways to save money and stay within a budget while on vacation.  Sometimes it can be hard to pull together all the money for a family vacation.

Disney came up with a way to help guests save for their magical vacations.  You can sign up for a Disney Vacation Account.  With a Disney Vacation Account, you can set up an easy and flexible savings plan to fit your budget.  The site will help you estimate the cost with helpful tools.  Once you have an estimate, you can create your savings plan and start saving for up to 5 years in advance of your vacation date.  It makes saving for your vacation simple and convenient.

You can make automatic contributions to your account with a debit card or credit card, and schedule deposits to take place weekly, monthly, or every two weeks.  You can make instant deposits at any time, and you can also use a Disney gift card to make contributions to your account.  There are no fees to set up and maintain this account, and you are able to obtain a full refund at any time.

The website provides all the tools you need to to track your savings progress, check your balance, and manage your account.  You can update your goals by deciding to raise or lower your contribution amount, or by changing your vacation date.  It’s easy to manage your account, and make any necessary changes.

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Once you are ready to book your vacation, you can use your Disney Vacation Account to book with your Disney Travel Agent, online on Disney’s website, or over the phone with a Disney representative.  Adventures by Disney vacations cannot be booked online, so you’ll have to book through your Disney Travel Agent or over the phone.

Disney is giving away $20 Disney gift cards for every $1,000 you spend on qualified vacation purchases with your Disney Vacation Account prior to December 31, 2017, up to $500 per household.  (See site for details.)

Here is the link for the Disney Vacation Account:

https://disneyvacationaccount.disney.go.com/

There are many ways to start saving for your next Disney vacation.  The Disney Vacation Account is just one option to help make saving a little easier.

If you’re ready to start planning your Disney vacation, contact me for a free vacation quote at jenny.westbrook@mickeyvacations.com.

You can also visit my website at :  www.mickeyvacations.com/jennyw

Adventures by Disney – A Hassle-Free Adventure

A question I’ve been getting a lot lately is, “what is Adventures by Disney?”  It seems many people have never heard of it before, or if they’ve heard of it, they aren’t sure what it is exactly.  I’m going to try to clear up some of the confusion, and explain about this wonderful experience offered by Disney.

Adventures by Disney provides group guided family or Adults Only vacations to various domestic and international destinations.  Two Disney trained Adventure Guides take a group of guests on an adventure.  The guides provide concierge service, guide you around on your adventure, and are incredible storytellers.  Family vacations offer activities for everyone in your party.  Adults Only trips offer activities that are appropriate for adults to enjoy without little ones present, such as wine tastings.

Adventures by Disney travels to more than 25 destinations around the world.  Their recent trip addition is the River Cruise Vacation.

Here is a list of Adventures by Disney Destinations:

Australia

China

Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos

Egypt

South Africa

Costa Rica

Ecuador: Amazon and Galapagos Islands

Ecuador and Galapagos Islands (Slightly different than above)

Peru

Danube River Cruise

Prague Pre-River Cruise Stay

Spain

Austria, Germany, Czech Republic

Italy and Amalfi Coast

England and France

France

Germany

Greece

Ireland

Italy and Switzerland

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Scotland: A Brave Adventure

7 night Magic of Baltic Cruise

Mediterranean Magic, 5 night Cruise

Mediterranean Magic 7 night Cruise

Barcelona Pre-Cruise Stay

Copenhagen Pre-Cruise Stay

London Pre-Cruise Stay

Norway

12 night Magic of the Baltic Cruise

Alaska

Arizona and Utah

Montana and Alberta, Canada

Nashville Long Weekend

New York City Long Weekend

San Francisco Long Weekend

Southern California

Wyoming

As you can see, there are a variety of choices offered.  Please note, there is a recommended age for each of the destinations.  The youngest recommended age is 5+.  This is the only reason my family has yet to go on one of these trips.  My daughter won’t be 5 until November 2015.  We can’t wait to try one of these trips for ourselves.

Since this is a Disney vacation, you can expect top notch service and lots of extras.  You may be wondering what is included with an Adventures by Disney trip.  Adventures by Disney is about immersing yourself in the cultures, stories, and people of the world, and not worrying about the hassles associated with vacation travel.

Here is what you get with your trip:

VIP Treatment

Hotels and Dining

Activities and Admissions

Hassle-free Travel

If you want to learn more about Adventures by Disney, check out more information at: http://www.adventuresbydisney.com/

You can also contact me for more information, or to start planning your trip.  I’d be happy to send you more information about your destination of choice.

mymagicalmousevacations@gmail.com