Countdown to Spring Break!

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With school back in session and the weather getting crisp, I can’t help but thinking about the warm light at the end of the winter tunnel: Spring Break 2017! The college students have their wild beach parties, but I’m looking forward to the younger kiddos having a week off. Disney offers an abundance of opportunities for you to get away from the melting snow and ice! Getting through school days and winter nights is always easier with a Disney Vacation Countdown! 

Here are a few options available for thawing off this April! As always, every experience can be personalized for your family.

Rates based on a family of four, 2 Adults and 2 Children (ages 3-9)

April 8th, 2017 to April 14th, 2017

Value Resort

Pop Century

Standard View

6-days of park tickets with admission to one park per day

Disney Dining Plan

Magical Express (complimentary transportation to and from Orlando Airport)

Package Total: $3,862.04

PopCentury

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Moderate Resort

Caribbean Beach Resort

Standard View

6-days of park tickets with admission to one park per day

Disney Dining Plan

Magical Express (complimentary transportation to and from Orlando Airport)

Package Total: $4,297.44

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Deluxe Resort

Yacht Club Resort

Garden or Woods View

6-days of park tickets with admission to one park per day

Disney Dining Plan

Magical Express (complimentary transportation to and from Orlando Airport)

Package Total: $6,503.56

Yacht Club

Not sure which resort category is right for you? Each one includes fabulous amenities and the Disney quality of service, however there are many different perks! I will provide personalized assistance with resort selection for your family. Simply contact me to get started!

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Is the sea calling your name? Great rates are still available for Disney Cruises embarking in April! You can even combine a cruise with a Disney World vacation for the ultimate getaway. Many guests claim they need a “vacation from vacation” after exploring all that Disney World has to offer. Why not kick back and relax on the deck of a Disney Cruise ship as part of your break? Port Canaveral is short ride from the Walt Disney World Resort, and transportation options are very convenient. Many dates and options are available, contact me to get started! Just send an email to colleen@hihovacations.com with a few initial thoughts, and we will create a magical spring break!

Ask about other destinations, such as Disneyland, Adventures by Disney, and Aulani- A Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii!

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Top 5 Reasons Kids Love Epcot!

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“Is it really worth it to take my kids to Epcot? I’ve heard there is nothing for them to do there.”

On the contrary, Epcot is full of fun for your little ones! I know many children that consider Epcot to be their favorite place. Upon entering the park, you will first take in the wonder and awe of the magnificent geodesic sphere that houses the Spaceship Earth attraction. In Future World, explore the sea, space, and everything in between… including your own imagination! Colorful landscaping and exciting fountains (including a waterfall that flows up!) are stimulating for young minds. In the World Showcase, travel around the world in one afternoon while indulging in sweet treats and experiencing different cultures. Epcot, Disney’s “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow,” provides a perfect day for the whole family!

Here are some of our favorite attractions that little ones are sure to love!

Frozen Ever After

This brand new attraction opened “for the first time in forever” in June 2016 to the delight of Frozen fanatics! Located in World Showcase’s Norway Pavilion, you are invited to sail through Arendelle and see your favorite friends along the way. Stop by the Royal Sommerhus afterwards to share warm hugs with Anna and Elsa.

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Each country around the World Showcase hosts its own craft area, where kids can make personalized souvenirs and interact with a cast member from that nation!

The Seas with Nemo and Friends

Nemo is at it again! Help his friends find him while you journey through the “Big Blue World.” Your Clamobile will travel through a massive aquarium with real sea creatures as the animated gang from the coral reef appear inside the tanks! Once you find our lucky-finned friend, enjoy everything else this pavilion has to offer. At Turtle Talk with Crush, you can interact with the totally awesome sea turtle, dude. Dolphins, manatees, clownfish, and many more marine mates call Epcot home, so be sure to take some time to explore!

Club Cool

In Future World, guests are invited to try samples of Coca Cola products from around the world. Be sure to have a sip of “Beverly” and let us know what you think!

Spaceship Earth

This attraction features a journey through the history and future of communication. It doesn’t sound too exciting for little ones, however the excitement of going INSIDE the great big ball is irresistible! I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but your picture appears in a personalized story during the ride! All my friends under 10 think that is totally cool.

This is simply a sample of what your little ones can enjoy in Epcot! With so much to discover, the whole family is sure to have a “ball!”

-Colleen

For 100% free vacation planning services personalized for your family, contact your Hi Ho Vacations Authorized Disney Vacation Planner! 

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Book a Walt Disney World vacation including the date October 22nd, and enjoy a beer in Epcot with Tom Dean!

That crisp feeling in the air means autumn is just around the corner, and there is no better time for a Walt Disney World vacation! The one-and-only Tom Dean will be in Epcot on October 22nd, celebrating the International Food and Wine Festival and dancing to the tunes of Toad the Wet Sprocket at the Eat to the Beat Concert!

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For any guest over the age of 21 that books a vacation with Colleen from Hi Ho Vacations including this date, Tom Dean will treat you to a beer in the American Adventure Pavilion!

Want to experience fall in Disney World yourself? Contact me for personalized free planning assistance. Here is a sample quote:

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Located within walking distance to Epcot’s World Showcase this Deluxe resort is renowned for it’s beautiful amenities (especially the pool!). You will also be immersed in all the action of Disney’s Boardwalk! The Yacht Club is the ideal resort for Food and Wine fans.

Sample rate is based on 2-Adults only. Other dates and options are available!

Yacht Club

10/19/2016 – 10/23/2016

3-Day Tickets with Park Hopper

Offer Subtotal: $2,789.70

With Disney Dining Plan: $3,299.30

$200 Deposit

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Here is just a “taste” of what’s in store this fall:

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

This hard-ticket event returns to the Magic Kingdom on select nights! Celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treating, Disney Characters in costume, the “Boo To You” parade, “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks and more.

Celebrate Halloween (or Disney Villains) at Club Villain

On Friday and Saturday nights from Sept. 2-Oct. 29, 2016 (and also on Oct. 31, 2016), Sunset Showcase will host “Club Villain,” a special ticketed event filled with fabulous performances, delicious food, bewitching cocktails and enchanting encounters with some legendary Disney villains. Two “Club Villain” experiences will be held each Friday and Saturday night, with starting times at 5:15 and 8:30 p.m. Contact me for reservations!

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

This annual food and beverage celebration runs Sept. 14-Nov.14, 2016 and features culinary events, celebrity chefs, seminars, musical acts and more.

Disney Springs Openings

Brand-new eateries Frontera Cocina and Homecoming just opened their doors, as well as new retailers like Uniqlo, Vince Camuto, LACOSTE, Free People and Sugarboo & Co. Levi’s Store and others are set to open later this summer and Paddlefish will open late fall.

PizzeRizzo at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World Resort’s first-ever Muppet-themed restaurant will open its doors this fall to serve up pizza in the Muppets Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

2017 dates are now available! Plan early for the best rates and availability! Send an email to Colleen@hihovacations.com to get started. Remember, planning your Disney vacation with Authorized Disney Vacation Planners is always 100% free! 

Cheers to the ears,

Colleen

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