Epic Character Race Packages

Epic Character Race Packages

As an avid runDisney runner and a long time Universal Orlando fan, I have been not so secretly hoping for a Universal Orlando race series.   I started getting my hopes up last year with the inaugural Minions run at Universal Hollywood.

And then it happened.  Universal Orlando announced their Epic Character Race 5k & 10k for February 1st and 2nd of 2020.

The races will consist of a 5k on Saturday, February 1st. This race will wind through Universal Studios Florida and hit some of the backlot.   The 10k will be on Sunday and will hit both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure.  

While the course maps and characters have not been released yet. It makes my Universal heary giddy to think of the potential run through Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.  Through the Streets of New York and or Hollywood or the crazy curves of Suess Landing. 

While the races are currently open to register for Annual Passholders only. Universal Orlando has released Epic Character run Packages that will allow non-passholders early registration access.  With a minimum of a three night stay at Universal Orlando resorts you can secure your registration and have all the benefits of staying with Universal. Plus they truly have a price range for every budget.

There are options for both the standard registration and the VIP registrations for both the 5k and the 10k.  The VIP registrations jnclude a Post race breakfast, commemorating water bottle and exclusive charcter meet and greets and photo op.

For non-runners Universal Orlando has got you too with the Epic fan registration which includes reserved seating and complimentary snacks to cheer on your favorite runner or just to watch the action.

It looks to be, ahem, an Epic time and you know Inaugural races are always the best. With the race distances being 5k and 10k, you don’t have to be Fast or Furious to take part 

I’m going! Who wants to join me? Contact me today to get your Epic Character Race Package quote or for more details.  

Suzanne Prevost


Enjoy a Kids Delicious Dining Offer: Free Dining Plan for Kids (Ages 3-9

Enjoy a Kids Delicious Dining Offer: Free Dining Plan for Kids (Ages 3-9

You can get a FREE dining plan for your kids (ages 3 to 9) when you buy a non-discounted 3-night/3-day package for you and your kid(s) that includes a room at a select Disney Value Resort hotel, theme park tickets and a dining plan. Valid for arrivals most nights from January 1 – March 7, 2020 when they book through January 1, 2020.

Walt Disney World Resort

All 3 dining plans—Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, Disney Dining Plan and Disney Deluxe Dining Plan—are eligible with this offer, but everyone in you reservation must be on the same package. For instance, if you purchase a package with the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, then their kid(s) (ages 3 to 9) on that package will receive the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan.

Make you first visit even more special with an extra dash of magic. With this offer, you’ll receive the Frozen Welcome Pack, including:

  • Voucher for one stroller rental for the length of your stay
  • Voucher for one in-park 5×7 photo print per room
  • One merchandise bag per room including a plush, book and 2 treats.

Important Details:

  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Everyone in the same room must be on the same package.
  • Kid(s) must stay in room with adult.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Disney Dining Plans exclude gratuities.
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must order from the children’s menu, if available.
  • Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.
  • Theme park admission is required for some dining locations.
  • Theme park ticket valid for admission beginning date of check-in and must be used within a limited number of days, depending on length of stay and ticket. View ticket details.
  • One merchandise bag per room.
  • One Disney PhotoPass 5X7 photo print per room.
  • One stroller rental for each theme park ticket day. The initial voucher provided must be presented at one of the Walt Disney World theme park stroller rental locations to initiate the rental and then a receipt will be provided for the remaining rental day(s). Type of stroller (single or double) will be provided based on availability.
  • Only offered at select Disney Value Resorts hotels.
  • Length of stay requirements apply.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
Give the Gift of a Magical Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel – Save Up to 25% on Rooms in Early 2020

Give the Gift of a Magical Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel – Save Up to 25% on Rooms in Early 2020

You can surprise your loved ones with a memorable getaway! With the help of this merry offer, you can save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels—valid for stays most nights January 1 through April 25, 2020 when they book by January 1, 2020.

An artist rendering of Disney’s Riviera Resort illuminated at night with fireworks blasting off in the sky

Plus, receive a $30 USD Disney Gift Card per person (ages 3 and up) on the reservation when you upgrade to a package by adding 6-day or longer theme park tickets―a wonderful opportunity for everyone to pick out their own special souvenir.

This special offer is valid for on select Disney Resort hotels. Contact one of our travel planners for details!

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Length of stay requirements may apply. See Important Details.

Important Details About the Room Discount

  • Additional per-adult charges may apply if there are more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts, and Studios at Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

Important Details About the Disney Gift Card

  • Only available with a ticket package that includes a room and minimum 6-day ticket.
  • Everyone in the room must be on the same package.
  • One Disney Gift Card per reservation.
  • If you complete online check-in in advance, the Disney Gift Card will be emailed to you on the day of your arrival. Otherwise, you’ll be asked for your email address when you check in at the Front Desk of your Disney Resort hotel―and the Disney Gift Card will be sent to that email address. The email will contain a bar code for using the Disney Gift Card. If you don’t receive your Disney Gift Card in your inbox, please check your spam folder or stop by the Front Desk for assistance.
  • Disney Gift Card is usable only to buy goods and services at participating locations including Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Disney store locations in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and shopDisney.com.
  • Not refundable or redeemable for cash unless required by law.
  • Not redeemable to purchase another gift card, or towards previously purchased goods or services.
  • Not a credit or debit card.
  • Does not expire and no fees apply.
  • Lost, stolen, or damaged gift cards cannot be replaced without required proof of purchase and complete gift card number.
  • Disney Gift Card Services, Inc. (“DGCS”) is the card issuer and sole obligor to cardholder and is not responsible for any unauthorized use of card.
  • Card is valid only if obtained at select Disney locations in the US, Canada or Puerto Rico or authorized third-party distributors.
  • Card is not valid and will not be honored if obtained from unauthorized sellers or resellers, including through Internet auction sites.
  • For balance inquiry, participating locations and additional terms and conditions (including arbitration agreement) for this gift card, visit DisneyGiftCard.com or call (877) 650-4327. DGCS reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the gift card upon notice at DisneyGiftCard.com.
  • Purchase, use or acceptance of card constitutes acceptance of these terms.
Disney® Visa® Cardmembers: Save up to 40% on a stay at Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney® Visa® Cardmembers: Save up to 40% on a stay at Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney® Visa® Cardmembers can save up to 40% on room rates at the all-new Disney’s Riviera Resort for stays most nights Dec. 16, 2019 through March 31, 2020. 

Fireworks bursting in the sky above Disney’s Riviera Resort at night

It’s a great opportunity to take in the majesty of Disney’s Riviera Resort opening December 16, 2019! Influenced by the grandeur of Europe, this enchanting escape offers beautiful scenery, a wide variety of comfortable rooms and convenient transportation to Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks!

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Length of stay requirements may apply. Must mention this offer and use a valid Disney Visa Card or Disney Rewards Redemption Card to pay the deposit. Disney® Visa® Cardmember must stay in room. Offer is nontransferable. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Deluxe Resorts and Studios at Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts.Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required.

2021 Disney Cruise Sail Dates

The Caribbean

Whether you’re looking for a short escape or a relaxing weeklong vacation at sea, our Early 2021 Caribbean lineup has you covered!



WESTERN CARIBBEAN

2021 Disney Wonder 4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston:
Departure Dates: 1/11 and 1/22

Day 1: Galveston, Texas
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Galveston, Texas

2021 Disney Wonder 4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans:
Departure Date: 2/1

Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: New Orleans, Louisiana

2021 Disney Magic 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami:  
Departure Dates: 1/9, 1/23, 2/20, 3/20 and 4/17

Day 1: Miami, Florida  
Day 2: At Sea  
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico 
Day 4: At Sea 
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay  
Day 6: Miami, Florida

2021 Disney Magic 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami:
Departure Dates: 2/6, 3/6, 4/3 and 5/1

Day 1: Miami, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 6: Miami, Florida

2021 Disney Wonder 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans:
Departure Date: 1/27

Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Progreso, Mexico
Day 4: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: New Orleans, Louisiana

2021 Disney Wonder 6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston:  
Departure Date: 1/5

Day 1: Galveston, Texas 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 5: Cozumel, Mexico 
Day 6: At Sea 
Day 7: Galveston, Texas 

2021 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral:  
Departure Dates: 1/2, 1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24 and 5/8

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico 
Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 5: Falmouth, Jamaica 
Day 6: At Sea 
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

EASTERN CARIBBEAN

2021 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral:
Departure Dates: 1/9, 1/23, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1 and 5/15

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Day 5: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral:
Departure Date: 2/6

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Phillipsburg, St. Maarten
Day 5: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida


The Bahamas

Jump-start your tropical Bahamian getaway from Port Canaveral, Miami, Galveston or New Orleans. Select itineraries will whisk you off to a variety of idyllic destinations, including Disney Castaway Cay, our private island paradise.

2021 Disney Dream 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral:  
Departure Dates: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 and 5/28

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida



2021 Disney Magic 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami:
Departure Date: 5/6

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Key West, Florida
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: Miami, Florida

2021 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral:
Departure Dates: 1/4, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 and 5/31

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral:
Departure Date: 1/11

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral:
Departure Dates: 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral:  
Departure Date: 3/22

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Magic 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami:
Departure Date: 1/14

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 5: Miami, Florida

2021 Disney Magic 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami:
Departure Dates: 1/28, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25 and 4/22

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Key West, Florida
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 5: Miami, Florida

2021 Disney Magic 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami:   
Departure Dates: 2/11 and 4/8

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: At Sea 
Day 5: Miami, Florida

2021 Disney Magic 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami:
Departure Dates: 1/4 and 2/15

Day 1: Miami, Florida 
Day 2: Key West, Florida
Day 3: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Miami, Florida  

2021 Disney Magic 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami:  
Departure Dates: 1/18, 2/1, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/12 and 4/26

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Key West, Florida
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 6: Miami, Florida



2021 Disney Wonder 7-Night Bahamian Cruise from Galveston:  
Departure Date: 1/15

Day 1: Galveston, Texas
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Key West, Florida
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Galveston, Texas

2021 Disney Wonder 7-Night Bahamian Cruise from New Orleans:  
Departure Date: 2/12

Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Key West, Florida
Day 4: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: New Orleans, Louisiana

2021 Disney Wonder 7-Night Bahamian Cruise from New Orleans:
Departure Dates: 2/5 and 2/19

Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Key West, Florida
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: New Orleans, Louisiana


Baja and Mexican Riviera

Choose from a handful of round-trip Mexican escapes departing from San Diego, a laid-back, coastal city worth touring before or after your cruise.

2021 Disney Wonder 3-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego:
Departure Date: 3/12

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Ensenada, Mexico
Day 4: San Diego, California

2021 Disney Wonder 3-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego:
Departure Dates: 4/23 and 4/30

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: Ensenada, Mexico
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: San Diego, California

2021 Disney Wonder 4-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego:
Departure Date: 3/15

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Catalina Island, California
Day 4: Ensenada, Mexico
Day 5: San Diego, California

2021 Disney Wonder 4-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego:
Departure Date: 3/24

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: Catalina Island, California
Day 3: Ensenada, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: San Diego, California

2021 Disney Wonder 4-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego:
Departure Dates: 4/7, 4/26 and 5/3

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: San Diego, California

2021 Disney Wonder 5-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego:
Departure Dates: 3/19, 3/28, 4/2, 4/18 and 5/7

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Ensenada, Mexico
Day 6: San Diego, California

2021 Disney Wonder 7-Night Mexican Riviera Cruise from San Diego:
Departure Date: 4/11

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Day 4: Mazatlán, Mexico
Day 5: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: San Diego, California


Pacific Coast

Soak up the sights and sounds of California in San Diego and San Francisco before making your way to Canada, where you’ll encounter an exciting blend of outdoor and cosmopolitan adventures in the maritime cities of Victoria and Vancouver.

2021 Disney Wonder 5-Night Pacific Coast Cruise from San Diego ending in Vancouver:
Departure Date: 5/12

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: San Francisco, California
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Victoria (British Columbia), Canada
Day 6: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada


Panama Canal

Explore the charms of New Orleans before you embark on this 14-night cruise to San Diego. You’ll pass through the famous Panama Canal and enjoy plenty of sightseeing in exotic locations throughout Mexico and beyond.

2021 Disney Wonder 14-Night Westbound Panama Canal Cruise from New Orleans ending in San Diego:
Departure Date: 2/26

Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Cartagena, Colombia
Day 7: Panama Canal
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: At Sea
Day 10: At Sea
Day 11: At Sea
Day 12: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Day 13: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Day 14: At Sea
Day 15: San Diego, California