Category Archives: Disney Budget

Walt Disney World 2017 Rates Are Coming!

It’s coming!!! The 2017 package rates for Walt Disney World are being released on June 21st. Contact me today so you can get on my quote list and be one of the first in line for 2017 package pricing! Let’s plan this!

2017 Rates coming

Melissa Furches is a travel agent with Magical Moments Vacations who specializes in Disney travel. If you are interested in booking your own family vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland or Disney Cruise Line, please contact Melissa at melissaf@mmvagent.com or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Must.Meet.Mickey. All travel agent services are free, and can take the questions and worries out of planning your family vacation! Contact Melissa today!

Big Disney News! Price Drop!

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BIG DISNEY NEWS! Price Drop! It’s not every day that you’ll see the words “price drop” in a Walt Disney World post!

Disney has lowered pricing for the popular Memory Maker photo service. Pricing has dropped by $20. If purchased more than 3 days in advance of your trip, it is $149. Otherwise, it is $169.
Memory Maker offers professional photographs of your family taken while on vacation in Disney. Some photographers have magical extras, ride photos (and videos on some attractions) are included, and you can add your own photo embellishments! Here are a few embellished photos from my last family trip!

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If you haven’t purchased your Memory Maker yet, now might just be the time to do it! Not sure if this is a temporary price drop of if the new price is here to stay, but I certainly wouldn’t chance it. Need more information about a Walt Disney World vacation? Let me know!

Melissa Furches is a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel. If you are interested in booking your own family vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland or Disney Cruise Line, please contact Melissa at melissaf@mmvagent.com or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Must.Meet.Mickey. All travel agent services are free, and can take the questions and worries out of planning your family vacation! Contact Melissa today!

#FlashbackFriday Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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#FlashbackFriday Pretend it is 1989! Walt Disney World has just opened a third park called Disney’s MGM Studios! That’s right! #HollywoodStudios used to be known as #MGMStudios!

When the park first opened in May 1989, it featured only a few attractions. The list of attractions included: The Great Movie Ride (still in operation), The Backstage Studio Tour (this was originally a 2 hour tour! It was later shortened and has since permanently closed to make way for new attractions), The Magic of Disney Animation Tour (changed several times over the years, permanently closed on July 12, 2015 to make way for the new Star Wars Launch Bay attraction), The Monster Sound Show (closed July 1997), and Superstar Television (closed September 1998).

The park’s original icon was the Earful Tower. The park added a new icon, The Sorcerer’s Hat in 2001 although the Earful Tower still stood and was able to be seen up close during The Backstage Studio Tour. The Sorcerer’s Hat was placed in front of the Chinese Theater that houses The Great Movie Ride. The hat icon was removed in 2015 leaving the Earful Tower to represent the park on the map again.

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Earful Tower

The restaurants 50’s Prime Time Cafe, Hollywood and Vine and the Hollywood Brown Derby were all original restaurants at the park’s opening. These three restaurants are still open today, though the park has added a few more.

The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular Show and Star Tours were both added later in the year in 1989. Indiana Jones came in August while Star Tours debuted in December.

Just for reference, here’s a look at this same entrance sign as it looked just a few years ago. I believe this photo is dated 2012.

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Are you a fan of Disney’s Hollywood Studios park? Where does it rank in your list of first – fourth? Do you have a favorite ride or attraction there? Excited for the upcoming changes the park will be taking on? I want to hear from you. Let me know your thoughts on Hollywood Studios in the comments below!

Melissa Furches is a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel. If you are interested in booking your own family vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland or Disney Cruise Line, please contact Melissa at melissaf@mmvagent.com or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Must.Meet.Mickey. All travel agent services are free, and can take the questions and worries out of planning your family vacation! Contact Melissa today!

Layaway Your Disney Vacation!

Can’t pay for your Walt Disney World vacation right now? No worries! You can layaway your trip!

All it costs to reserve your Walt Disney World vacation is a $200 deposit. That’s right! $200 is all you need now! The remaining balance is due 30 days before you travel. Payments can be made at anytime up until the due date, and in any amount. You can also wait and pay the balance in full at the time it is due. Is it easier to make scheduled payments? Let’s discuss and we can set a payment plan in motion.

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Contact me today for a free, no-obligation vacation quote. We’ll tailor a plan for your family. Now is a perfect time to start planning and saving for your 2016 vacation. Make your deposit today and wrap up a vacation announcement to put under your tree!

 

Melissa Furches is a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel. If you are interested in booking your own family vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland or Disney Cruise Line, please contact Melissa at melissaf@mmvagent.com or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Must.Meet.Mickey. All travel agent services are free, and can take the questions and worries out of planning your family vacation! Contact Melissa today!

2016 Walt Disney World Package Rates Available June 22!

The 2016 Walt Disney World vacation packages will be available to book starting June 22nd. Are you thinking of a Disney vacation next year? I’d love to help you plan the perfect Disney vacation for your family. And the best part? You don’t have to stress about the planning because all of my services are free to you! Contact me today at melissa.furches@magicalmemoriestravel.com today and let’s get started!

2016 WDW rates are coming.

Melissa Furches is a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel. If you are interested in booking your own family vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland or Disney Cruise Line, please contact Melissa at melissa.furches@magicalmemoriestravel.com or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Must.Meet.Mickey. All travel agent services are free, and can take the questions and worries out of planning your family vacation! Contact Melissa today!

Friday Five Facts – Swiss Family Treehouse at Magic Kingdom

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s Friday Five Facts are about one of my absolute favorite attractions at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park! Yes, I mean that! While it is not my #1 favorite, (because I don’t honestly think I could choose one,) it is something I never miss! Funny thing is, when I talk to people about this attraction, many people tell me that they’ve never once walked through it! My response to them is that just because it isn’t a ride, doesn’t mean it should be skipped over!

Swiss Family Treehouse

Swiss Family Treehouse

You may know that there is a room, located in Cinderella’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom that one special family gets to win a stay in it every night. Now no doubt, the room is gorgeous! If you’ve never seen pictures, google it. The royal treatment all the way! But I tell ya, if I ever win, I want to spend the night in this treehouse! I always have wanted to. I just love they way the whole thing is done, and if I ever get stranded on an island with my family, you better believe I’m gonna find a great big tree and build my house in it! 🙂

Swiss Family Crest

Swiss Family Crest

Friday Five Facts – Swiss Family Treehouse

1. The Swiss Family Treehouse is designed to be a visual walk-through attraction based on the 1960 Disney film “Swiss Family Robinson”. The film was Disney’s adaptation of the book written by Johann David Wyss, written in 1812.

2. The Swiss Family Treehouse was an original attraction when the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971. While the tree looks real, it is actually made up of concrete, steel and stucco.

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Kitchen and Dining areas

Kitchen and Dining areas

3. The tree is 60 ft. tall and 90 ft. wide, and looks exactly like the one in the Disney film.

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 A look inside one of the rooms and the bridges that connect the rooms

A look inside one of the rooms and the bridges that connect the rooms

4. Since the story of the Swiss Family Robinson is about a family that is shipwrecked in the early 1800’s, the articles you will see throughout the house are 19th century items – items that the family would have salvaged from the wreckage. Make sure to get a glimpse of antique books, lanterns, dishware and furniture.

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The bedrooms complete with actual beds and hammocks!

The bedrooms complete with actual beds and hammocks!

5. The water system – At the base of the tree, a large wooden wheel gathers water from a stream and carries it up to the various rooms inside the treehouse. This is a really neat thing to watch, and it is working the entire time you explore the treehouse!

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Water wheel system

What are your thoughts on the Swiss Family Treehouse? Is this a must do attraction for you like it is me, or is it a must skip over attraction? Have you ever walked through it and just thought about what life would be like if you were shipwrecked and alone on a deserted island? How would you survive? What would life be like if it were all so simple again? Anyone want to see if Disney will let us stay a night in the tree? I’d love to know what you think about this! Comment below with your impressions of this fun attraction!

 

Melissa Furches is a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel. If you are interested in booking your own family vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland or Disney Cruise Line, please contact Melissa at melissa.furches@magicalmemoriestravel.com or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Must.Meet.Mickey. All travel agent services are free, and can take the questions and worries out of planning your family vacation! Contact Melissa today!

2015 Disney Prices Will Be Available July 30, 2014

Planning a Disney vacation in 2015? Prices for 2015 will be released on July 30, 2014. What’s the best way to save money on a Disney vacation? Book early!

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Melissa Furches is a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel. If you are interested in booking your own family vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland or Disney Cruise Line, please contact Melissa at melissa.furches@magicalmemoriestravel.com or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Must.Meet.Mickey. All travel agent services are free, and can take the questions and worries out of planning your family vacation! Contact Melissa today!

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