Why I recommend Costa Rica for Families
As a specialist in family & adventure travel, I am often asked what my favourite adventure destination is for families looking to go off the beaten path for the first time. My answer is always Costa Rica! With direct flights from Toronto and little time difference, Costa Rica is an easy choice. Once there you will experience an eco-tourism holiday that is both thrilling and educational. Imagine zip-lining through the Costa Rican cloud forest or learning about the amazing nesting rituals of sea turtles. There is so much for everyone to experience making Costa Rica an unforgettable adventure trip for families!
Thinking about making Costa Rica your adventure destination this year. Check out what Adventures by Disney has to offer below:
Adventures by Disney Costa Rica Highlights:
Experience Discover the ancient secrets of chocolate on a privately guided tour of the Cacao Rainforest.
Arenal Volcano National Park Zip Line
Take flight as you soar through the rainforest canopy on this thrilling and scenic ride.
EcoTermales Fortuna Hot Springs
Soothe mind, body and soul as you soak in natural hot springs heated by Arenal volcano.
Sarapiquí River’s Roaring Rapids
Grab an oar and shoot the rapids on a white water adventure down this scenic river.
Private Catamaran Excursion
Set sail for a morning of aquatic adventure and relaxation on a secluded beach.
Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour
See the wonders of the rainforest on a guided boat tour of the local wildlife
Why Choose Adventures by Disney:
1 - The Adventure Guides
When you travel with Adventures by Disney you will have two hand selected expert guides who are experienced in bringing these unforgettable destinations to life. Not only are they your guides they are also your family photographer, camp counsellor and concierge making sure your trip is everything you dreamed it would be and more!
2 - VIP access
When you adventure with Disney you receive front of the line access to a number of attractions around the world. Sort of like a FastPass :)
3 - Disney Knows Families
If you have ever sailed on Disney Cruise Line or enjoyed a day at a Disney Theme Park then you know that Disney offers outstanding customer service. This same service and family focused experience is extended into their Adventures by Disney tours!
Book your next Adventures by Disney Trip with me:
Over the years I have been fortunate enough to travel to some pretty exotic destinations while working in the travel industry. Some of these destinations include: Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands, Peru, Costa Rica, Europe, Australia and more! My expert knowledge also includes a focus on Disney destinations making me the perfect person to plan your next Adventures by Disney holiday! Another great reason to work with me - my concierge level of service is included in the cost of your adventure tour!
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Looking forward to helping you plan your adventure of a lifetime!
Are you looking to experience Universal Studios and Universal's Islands of adventure theme parks but don't like the idea of waiting in long line ups? I recently had the pleasure of testing out the VIP Experience service for my clients and I have to say it's EPIC! From the moment you enter the park through the VIP area, you are taken to a lovely buffet breakfast, where you will meet up with your expert guide and your group for the day. Did I mention the best part? You get to bypass the lines!
To help my clients better understand this service, I have put together this list of frequently asked questions regarding the VIP Experience at Universal Orlando Resort:
Question: What's included?
Answer: A full buffet breakfast at Cafe La Bamba - the VIP Experience restaurant at Universal Studios before you start your tour. A 7 hour guided tour of both Universal Studios and Universal's Islands of Adventure with VIP entry on each ride, Quick service dining for lunch, 10% off merchandise inside the parks for the day, Unlimited Express Pass until the end of the day.
Question: What's not included?
Answer: Your park to park theme park ticket, gratuities and anything else you wish to purchase during the day.
Question: How many people are in the group with you?
Answer: The maximum group size is 12. If your party is 6 people or more you will have to book a private tour.
Question: How many rides will I experience?
Answer:You will be able to skip the line and experience approximately 12 attractions during your tour plus you will be given an Unlimited Express Pass to use for the rest of the day (valued at approx $89.99).
Question: Is there anything else special that I will experience?
Answer: During your tour you will also have the chance to go behind the scenes of Universal Studios Orlando.
Question: How much does it cost?
Answer: As of today, May 10th, 2018 the cost for this tour starts at $200.00 USD per person. Pricing varies depending on the time of year. Contact me for the most up to date pricing for this tour.
When you book your trip to Universal Orlando Resort with me, I can help you with all the planning and the best part is my concierge level of service is free.
I look forward to helping you plan your EPIC vacation to Universal Orlando Resort!
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I'm so excited to be heading back to Orlando today! This time I'll be staying on-site and Universal Studios checking out all three theme parks, Universal's resort hotels and so much more. For a closer look at my travels follow me on Facebook.
Travel Agent Educational Itinerary 2018
If you're planning a trip to Universal Resort Orlando, I'm happy to share my knowledge with you! My concierge level of service is always free.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit The Walt Disney Company here in Toronto to meet with some of the amazing people behind the magic! As a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations, it was such an honour to be be invited. Here's a few pictures from my visit:
Pure Magic Vacations is an Earmarked Agency, meaning Disney has recognized us as industry leaders in Canada. Book your Disney vacation with me and I will help bring you closer to the magic!
Applicable Dates for 2018 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tickets:
Contact me for more information on attending one of these amazing parties!
This January I had the pleasure of touring the Disney Dream in Port Canaveral, Florida. As part of the tour, we had a Disney Cruise Line expert take us around the ship, showing us everything before the guests arrived. We toured all the restaurants, kids clubs, common areas, theatres and pools. It was a wonderful experience and I'm so excited to share this photo tour with you!
I hope you enjoyed the tour! Booking a Disney Cruise is so exciting but it can also be overwhelming. Don't miss out on the chance to book with an expert!
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Sunday, January 21st
Fly from Toronto - Orlando
Arrive Orlando - Disney's Magical Express Transfer
Check in Disney's Boardwalk Inn
Dinner at The Edison
Monday, January 22nd
Transfer to Disney's Beach Club Resort
Character Breakfast at Cape May Cafe
Transfer to Port Canaveral
Tour Disney Dream Cruise Ship
Lunch on board the Disney Dream
Transfer to Epcot
Tuesday, January 23rd
Transfer to Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Breakfast at The Pepper Market
Site Inspections of Disney Resorts
Transfer to Disney's Polynesian Village
Lunch at the Kona Cafe
Transfer to Disney's Hollywood Studios
Explore Hollywood Studios
Private Dinner/Dessert Party with view of Fantasmic!
Wednesday, January 24th
Breakfast at Disney's Boardwalk Bakery
Transfer to the Magic Kingdom
Explore Magic Kingdom
Transfer to Disney's Animal Kingdom
Explore Animal Kingdom
Explore Pandora - The World of Avatar with Disney Host
Character Dinner at Tusker House
Thursday, January 25th
Check out of Disney's Boardwalk Inn and transfer to Disney's Old Key West Resort
After the agent education program my family, including my sister and nephew from Australia and my mom from British Columbia will join me at Disney World for more magical adventures!
Stay tuned for lots of Disney updates!
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Since we are going to Disney in a few weeks, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of some of the items I like to buy before we go. Considering the Canadian dollar and the park merchandise prices, souvenirs can really add up. Making a quick trip to the Disney store before you leave can save you lots of money. Here's a list of my top 5 souvenirs to get in advance.
#1 Autograph Book
Autograph books are my all-time favourite souvenirs from Disney! Each page has a place for a picture and a signature. When you get home, simply print out your favourite character photos and you have a personalized souvenir that you will cherish always.
#2 Minnie Mouse Ears
I'm so excited that the Disney store in Toronto is now carrying Minnie Mouse ears. These classic ears are so popular and fun to wear while visiting the parks. Pick them up before you go and save.
#3 Disney Princess Dresses
Everywhere you look at Disney you will see little girls dressed up as their favourite princesses. At some point during your trip you can pretty much guarantee that your child will want to dress up too. If you have a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reservation you can bring your own dress instead of purchasing one at Disney.
#4 Disney Toys
Sleeping at a hotel is so exciting for a kid! Having a special stuffed toy from Disney can make it even more magical. These classic stuffed toys are often buy one get one 1/2 price at the Disney store in Toronto, making them an excellent deal.
Disney shirts make great souvenirs but can be expensive in the parks. Pick them up before you go and you will be park ready without breaking the bank!
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When it comes to booking a magical Disney Vacation, it's all in the planning. I am a travel professional who specializes in Disney Vacations. I take care of the details so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday! The best part is my concierge level of service is free!
I was recently asked by a client for some ideas on how to surprise their little ones on Christmas morning with a trip to Disney. I thought it would be fun to put together this list of a few ideas I came up with. Here are 5 ways to surprise someone with a trip to Disney!
#1 A Disney Suitcase
Nothing say's you're going to Disney like opening a Mickey Mouse suitcase on Christmas morning. To add to the excitement, you could even pack a few Disney items inside. Some ideas include: pyjamas, mouse ears, autograph books, Disney lanyards, and park maps.
#2 A Disney Themed Balloon Bouquet
#3 Schedule A Phone Call with Mickey
#4 A Puzzle Thats Reveals The Surprise
#5 Dress Up Your Elf On The Shelf
If you are thinking about giving the gift of Disney this holiday season, it's not too late. Contact me and I can help you put a magical trip under your Christmas Tree!
Have you surprised your kids with a trip to Disney? Please share your ideas and stories below. I would love to hear all about it!