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John's Travel Update June 10, 2022

Summer is in FULL SWING and if you've gone online at any point to check airfare - you probably needed a sedative. The rising fuel prices mean higher travel costs - SOMETIMES! A trip during "shoulder" season (September/October) to certain destinations can really help ease the "pain". Time to check out the latest travel updates from Disney and beyond!

"Minnie Van" To Return Later This Month!

Walt Disney World announced the RETURN of a VERY popular service: Minnie Van operated by Lyft. This very convenient service in dedicated vehicles offer a little extra "pixie dust" when you use the ride-sharing service. Between specially-trained drivers and vehicles equipped with car seats and boosters - this is the ONLY ride-share that can drop guests off directly in front of Magic Kingdom Park (traditional Lyft/Uber services drop at the Ticketing and Transportation Center across Seven Seas Lagoon). The vehicles can seat up to six and can be accessed via the Lyft app.

ICYMI: 2023 Walt Disney World Packages Are NOW Available

Listen - I get it! We all get busy and forget things and this is probably one of them! However, if you're a "planner" (and when it comes to Walt Disney World, you should be) - it makes perfect sense to think about a 2023 vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort in beautiful Florida.

Why Book Early?

Booking WAY in advance gives you some perks: the best room availability, locking in those ticket prices and making the first theme park reservations.

It's simple: just choose which planning package you want and once you select your resort (with my guidance, of course!), it's a $200 deposit. That's it!

No matter what level of service you choose - I'm here to help you through the entire planning process with timely reminders and emails (and calls!) that make sure you are "one step" ahead of the vacation deadlines.

CLICK HERE and fill out a Disney Vacation Planning Form and we can get started!

Not sure what level of service you want? No problem! Just give me a quick call at 312-380-1619 or email me at and I'm happy to answer any and all questions you have!

Moana-inspired Photo Ops Around Walt Disney World Resort

Check out these new Moana-inspired "Magic Shots" at the Walt Disney World Resort!

Want more Hei Hei? I've got the answer! A visit to Sir Mickey’s is all you need! Make way to this Disney PhotoPass Studio in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park (it’s located right next to Cinderella Castle) where you can capture a variety of photos with Hei Hei and another one of Moana’s pals.

Just how far would you go to take a Pua Magic Shot? Thankfully, when you're in Magic Kingdom Park, you only need to visit the photographer stationed near the entrance to Adventureland from Main Street, U.S.A. to take a photo with this precious pig!

There’s so much to sea and do at Disney Springs, but one of the best hidden gems is the Disney PhotoPass Studio. You can capture photos in front of both classic portrait and Disney-themed backdrops, including a few inspired by Moana! Here’s a tip: Disney photographers can conjure Maui’s Fish Hook for Guests to hold in their photo (magical powers not included), and maybe even a Hei Hei Magic Shot.

You should be sure to ask their photographer for these backdrops and the prop or Magic Shot when they visit. The studio is open daily from noon to 8 p.m., and reservations are not required to visit.

Family Vacations Don't Get Better Than This!

Dive into a one-of-a-kind, unbelievably exciting Beaches all-inclusive Turks & Caicos vacation for the whole family!

This amazing all-inclusive resort features:

  • 5 Magnificent Villages

  • 45,000 square-foot waterpark

  • 21 Gourmet Restaurants

  • 12-mile beach lapped by clear turquoise waters

  • 10 amazing pools

Resort: Beaches Turks and Caicos

Room Category: Seaside One Bedroom Concierge Suite - G1

Travel Dates: September 12th - 18th, 2022

Nights: 6 nights

All- inclusive price for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children): $8,019.16

These lavish suites are conveniently located in the Seaside Village on the first through the third floor of the Salt Cay Villas. Offering views of the gardens and some have views either of the Cascades pool or ocean.

They also feature a mahogany king size bed, plasma TV and a bathroom with a roman tub and separate walk-in shower.

The living area features a twin day bed with trundle, a plasma TV and an in room bar. These suites can also accommodate a rollaway bed upon request. All of these suites have either patio or balcony.

Room View: Partial Oceanview, Pool, Tropical Garden

Bedding: 1 King Bed, 1 Trundle Bed

It's only a $49pp deposit to secure your room - Availability is limited. Reach out to me today!

That's it for this week! My family is packing for a week at Walt Disney World! I encourage you to follow along on FACEBOOK for some fun insight!

Magically Yours,


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