2017 Disney World Packages available to book June 21st!

EXCITING NEWS!!   Disney World 2017 package pricing will be released on June 21st. Are you thinking of taking a family vacation to Disney World in 2017? I would be happy to send you a complimentary quote and get your vacation planning started.

Click HERE to check out my Disney World e-Brochure and explore the magic of Walt Disney World!

For more information and a free quote please fill out this form and I will contact you to start planning :)

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Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and also the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. I have had a lot of questions about these awesome events, so I wanted to share some thoughts and photos from my time at the Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party that I attended last September (2015).

Entering the park we were handed a  Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party park map and also a bag for candy! The park map had the places to collect candy marked, I wasn't with my kids this night so I collected candy to take home to them :)

 

If you are a BIG Halloween fan like me you are going to LOVE this event! 

I am not huge on dressing up so I grabbed these Halloween Mickey ears at the hotel gift ship before I jumped on the monorail to head over to the party.

If you do plan on dressing up make sure you check out the costume guidelines for the event nights!

 Entering the park we were handed a  Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party park map and also a bag for candy! The park map had the places to collect candy marked, I wasn't with my kids this night so I collected candy to take home to them :)

I only had my camera on my phone that night, so I apologize for the photos not being fantastic but this parade, Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade,  was hands down my favorite parade I have seen at Disney World, it starts with the Headless Horseman and is followed by fright friendly floats. I LOVED the Halloween theme and music!

The event also had some party exclusives, I picked up this Pin and Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card (This was actually one request from my kids ;) )

My favorite photo from the night.... 

Here is some info on this years upcoming event nights for anyone visiting during this time. Unfortunately this year I will not be at Disney World until November so I will miss out but next year I plan to visit again for the Halloween Party.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns for 29 nights of spooktacular fun beginning Sept. 2, featuring encore performances of last year’s new hit show “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular.”

Plus, the team that brought the Sanderson Sisters back for Halloween is hard at work on another new show for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” will make its debut for the 2016 holiday season. In this all-new show, Mickey and his pals invite some of their friends for an unforgettable Christmas party filled with music, dancing, color and fun. Your Clients can look forward to seeing Woody and Jessie from “Toy Story,” Fantasyland friends such as Peter Pan and Snow White, and many more.

Presented on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, this new show features special effects, magical projections and festive holiday music.

Tickets are on sale now for 2016 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $72 for adults and $67 for children (3-9).
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $86 for adults and $81 for children (3-9).

Email me at Kim@puremagicvacations.ca for more information or a free quote :)

Disney Cruise Line Unveils New Itineraries for Summer 2017...

Great news released from Disney Cruise Line this morning;

In 2017, Disney Cruise Line will sail on new itineraries and to new ports, including first-time visits to new destinations in Alaska and Europe. That summer, Disney Cruise Line also returns to Norway, the British Isles, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

Set sail on a vacation full of discovery, adventure and culture—summer 2017 itineraries have been released and exciting ports of call across Alaska, Europe, and the Caribbean are just begging to be explored!

When you travel the world with Disney, you'll experience impeccable attention to detail, distinctive service and original, award-winning entertainment. Disney Cruise Line truly offers something for everyone—from Broadway-style musicals to family-friendly activities, kids' clubs, adults-only lounges and more. Your perfect paradise awaits!

Alaska
Coast through hypnotic landscapes during your 5- , 7- or 9-night journey to charming towns, including Skagway and Ketchikan—select cruises include a peek at Hubbard Glacier and a stop at Icy Strait Point.

Northern Europe
Drift across crystal blue waters and explore scenic cities like St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm. Plus, stroll through the storybook-like streets of Amsterdam during a new 10-night sailing from Copenhagen to Dover.

Norwegian Fjords
Glide past mystical fjords and colorful coastal homes on a 7-night adventure from Copenhagen to 4 Norwegian towns. Or take a 10-night roundtrip from Dover, England, which whisks you to Iceland, Scotland and a pair of captivating Norwegian port cities.

British Isles
Traverse the spectacular Inner and Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland on a 12-night roundtrip adventure out of Dover that travels to ports of call throughout England, France, Germany and Ireland.

Mediterranean 
Spice up your summer with a roundtrip cruise from Barcelona. Itineraries ranging from 5 to 10 nights invite you to roam the bustling streets of picturesque cities in Spain, Italy and France. And you can reflect on each one's distinct character as you recharge at sea.

Transatlantic
Delve into the rich history of several port cities—including the newly added Portland, England (Stonehenge) and Amsterdam, Netherlands. There's a bounty of sights for you to discover over the course of your 15-night sailing.

Southern Caribbean
Take rest and relaxation to the next level when you choose a brand new 10- or 11-night itinerary from Port Canaveral that transports you to idyllic islands like Aruba, Barbados and Curacao—each boasting a diverse array of land and sea activities.

Eastern Caribbean
Surround yourself with crystal blue waters, powder-soft beaches and nonstop family fun on a 6- to 7-night cruise leading you to treasured islands like Tortola, St. John's and Castaway Cay.

Western Caribbean
Soak up the natural beauty and vibrant cultures of 3 tropical ports of call—Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Falmouth, Jamaica—during a 7-night roundtrip cruise from Port Canaveral that includes a fun stop at Castaway Cay.

Bahamas
Navigate your way to the tropical shores of Nassau and Castaway Cay. Plus, enjoy an extra dose of Disney's private island-a series of 4- and 5-night "double dip" cruises grants you 2 fun-filled stops at this beloved retreat.

Baja
Celebrate something special with a weekend jaunt from San Diego to Ensenada—a captivating city known for its stellar surfing conditions, innovative cuisine and legendary hot springs.

Panama Canal
Savor top-notch amenities aboard a 14-night coast-to-coast cruise that takes you through the world-famous Panama Canal and calls upon 4 blissful port cities in Mexico and Columbia, before you land in San Diego.

Bookings open to Platinum and Gold Castaway Club Guests April 13 and to all other Guests April 14.

Click HERE for a Disney Cruise quote!

or email me at kim@puremagicvacations.ca

Click HERE to check out my Disney Cruise e-brochure and explore the magic of Disney Cruise Line!

2017 Disney Destination Vacations!

You're appreciated this Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day Offer!

Get a Free Disney Autograph book pack when you book a Walt Disney World or Disneyland package with Kim at Pure Magic Vacations through February 22nd, 2016! Your package can be booked with only a $200.00 USD deposit! It is the perfect time to get your 2016 family vacation planning started!

Contact me for details at kim@puremagicvacations.ca 

or click here for a quote today.

Click HERE to check out my Disney World e-brochure and explore the magic of  Walt Disney World!

* Packages booked must be at least 3 nights in length and include a min of 3 day park tickets. Autograph book pack includes I autograph book, Pen, and $1 Disney dollar per child on reservation. packs may vary in theme.

Disney's Old Key West Resort

Here are some photos from Disney's Old Key West Resort, my husband took these photos early January when he was down for runDisneys Marathon weekend. 

We have stayed here a few times and absolutely love it. The grounds are beautiful. The rooms are generally larger then most other resorts and my kids LOVE the sand castle water slide. 

The sit down restaurant, Olivia’s Cafe , is wonderful. We really enjoy the laid back atmosphere and have had a few lovely family meals here. One thing to note is that the counter service, Good's Food to Go,  seating is located outside,  we really enjoy the picnic tables for a fun lunch when hanging by the pool but in cooler weather have taken our meal to our room. 

There is also a boat ride to Disney Springs which is super convenient and my kids love the boat ride as if it was another Disney attraction ride ; ) For the rest of the Disney parks there are buses available. 

There is also a golf course that goes throughout the resort which makes for some lovely room views. 

If you have any questions about this hotel (or any others) send me an email at kim@puremagicvacations.ca

You can check out Disney's Old Key West Resort info and room layouts here

 Hotel Lobby

Hotel Lobby

 Covered walkway

Covered walkway

 Golf course throughout the grounds 

Golf course throughout the grounds 

 Water slide at the main pool

Water slide at the main pool

 Kiddie pool 

Kiddie pool 

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"It's a Small World" Holiday - Disneyland.

I wanted to share a few photos from the "It's a Small World" ride in Disneyland. I took these photos last November when we visiting. This was my families first time on this "holiday" version of the ride and I must say it was amazing. We actually went on a few times because we just enjoyed it so much. It was quite different then the Disney World version this we are used to.  

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Enter for a chance to win a Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pin!

I picked up a Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pin while I was at Disney World. It is a Limited Release - 2015. Giveaway will last 2 weeks starting September 29th. I will contact the winner within 24 hours of ending. Thanks, Kim at Pure Magic Vacations :)

Visit my Facebook page to enter

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Disney's Art of Animation

Earlier this month when I attended the first Canadian Earmarked Agent Education Program at Walt Disney World in Florida I had the pleasure of touring Disney's Art of Animation Resort hotel. Disney's Art of Animation is in the value category and has four themed wings; Cars, Finding Nemo, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. 

Here are a few of the photos I took along the tour.....

We ate lunch at the hotels counter service restaurant - Landscape of Flavors.

One of the fantastic benefits at this hotel is the option for larger families to stay in a suite. You can see a room layout hereFamily suites include a bedroom with one queen-size bed; one double-size convertible TableBed; one double-size sleeper sofa; living room; 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette - They can accommodate up to 6 people.

Here are a couple photos I took in a Finding Nemo suite...

Brantford Winter Wedding Expo @ BEST WESTERN PLUS® Brant Park Inn!

This weekend I will be at TheWeddingRing.ca Winter Wedding Expo in Brantford!

Getting married or know someone who is? Here are the show details...

The Wedding Ring's Winter 2015 Wedding Expo will one, big, fabulous bridal show with oodles of bride-savvy exhibitors, giveaways, new designs, the latest products and services and sample sale with gowns starting at just $99! (Hello!)

Everyone is welcome at The Ring's BRANTFORD WEDDING EXPO - brides, grooms, LGBT couples, moms, maids of honour, grooms, best men and more! Come join us...

SHOW DATE: Saturday, January 31st, 2015

TIMES: 11am to 5pm

LOCATION: BEST WESTERN PLUS® Brant Park Inn | 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford, Ontario, N3R 7J4

ADMISSION PRICE: Free if you register OR $5 at the door

GRAND PRIZE: $1000 Online Shopping Spree

Admission, swag and automatic entry into a few of the biggest giveaways and prizes are free for anyone who registers ahead of time.

Click here for more details!

 

TheWeddingRing.ca Winter Wedding Expo

This weekend I will be at TheWeddingRing.ca Winter Wedding Expo!

Getting married or know someone who is? Here are the show details...
 

SHOW DATE: Saturday & Sunday, January 3rd & 4th, 2015

TIMES: 11am to 5pm

LOCATION: Waterloo Inn | 475 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 2Z5

ADMISSION PRICE: Free if you register OR $5 at the door

GRAND PRIZE: $1000 Online Shopping Spree

Admission, swag and automatic entry into a few of the biggest giveaways and prizes are free for anyone who registers ahead of time.



Come visit me there!  I am so excited to be at this bridal show!


Christmas Giveaway!

Check out my Facebook page for a Elsa Cuddle Pillow giveaway!

She even plays part of "LET IT GO"

https://www.facebook.com/kimatpuremagicvacations

To enter the giveaway 
1) ‘LIKE’ my Facebook page 
2) “LIKE’ the Elsa photo and
3) Comment on the photo telling everyone your favorite Frozen character,
Mine is Kristoff 

I will ship Elsa anywhere in CANADA!

The winner will be randomly selected and contacted on December 14th, and Mailed on the 15th to arrive in time for Christmas!

GOOD LUCK! AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

Disney Kids Races - Wine and Dine 2014

It seems like forever since we have been back from our family vacation in early November. There has been so much snow here in Guelph that Bryan and I are wishing we were back south! My kids on the other hand are loving playing outside making snow angels and sledding down the hills at recess. Usually when we get home from our November trip we have a couple weeks before being thrown into full blown winter but not this year!!

This was the first year everyone in our family participated in Run Disney Wine and Dine weekend races during our trip. This would be the third year the kids have done the kids races, and last year Bryan did the 5K. This year Bryan did the Wine and Dine half, making it his first half marathon, I did the 5K and both kids did kids races.. It was a really busy day! BUT AWESOME to say the least!

The morning started with me going to the Jingle Jungle 5K which you can read about in my last blog post. From there we went back to our resort to get breakfast, which was sort of an epic fail, the counter service was crazy busy and we didn't realize how little time we would have (Seeing as I took my time in the 5K taking pictures, etc) so we ended up getting cereals, yogurts and granola to go and ate in the car. Totally fine but next year I think I will plan that out a little better.


Once we got to the Kids races the kids started to get excited. Graydon wanted me to go with him so I took him to the 200m dash  line and Bryan took Dexter to the 100m dash line. This year I was the first year I wasn't sure if I should still run with Graydon, instead of getting him from the finish line, I think next year I may let him run on his own.

 

I told Graydon to run ahead if he wanted to and I would catch up, after pacing myself slower in the 5K I was not ready for the DASH speed Graydon had, haha, so I just met him at the finish line.

 

The best part for me was seeing him give Duffy a high five at the ending of the race and keep running to the finish line, it was adorable!

Unfortunately because I was with Graydon I did not get to see much of Dexter in his race, Bryan did take a video... The funny thing was that Dexter was running so great until Bryan said "Run to Duffy" without thinking about how Dexter is slightly terrified of the characters,  as soon as he said it Dexter looked around, stopped and sat down! HAHA! Bryan had to pick him up to finish the race! I still think he did pretty good for a 2 year old :)

The kids both were very excited to get their medals... And Dexter was especially excited for the banana at the end of the race, HA!

We are already planning for next year! Graydon may do the Mickey Mile instead of a dash, I think he would like the longer race.

All in all it was a great morning!

 

Disney's Jingle Jungle 5k -2014

Today I ran in Disney's Jingle Jungle 5k, the 5k race at Disney's a Wine and Dine weekend. 

It was AWESOME!  

My family came to see me off, 

here are some pre-race photos... 

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I was in Corral D. It was so exciting when the race started. 

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We started around the parking lot and then into the park. 

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Running through Disney's Animal Kingdom Park was amazing! 

I definitly was not running for time, I stopped for a lot of photos, here are some of them from my run... 

 Going into Africa

Going into Africa

 Tree of Life!

Tree of Life!

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 Loved all the photo stops! 

Loved all the photo stops! 

 An wonderful cast member took this one for me, I think it's my favourite photo from the race.

An wonderful cast member took this one for me, I think it's my favourite photo from the race.

 Going into Discovery Island!

Going into Discovery Island!

 Chip and Dale!!

Chip and Dale!!

 Almost there! 

Almost there! 

 Donald Duck! 

Donald Duck! 

 Getting close! 

Getting close! 

 Another runner took this photo for me, running alone but met some awesome people along the way! 

Another runner took this photo for me, running alone but met some awesome people along the way! 

I see the finish line!! 

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What a great Run! 

All in all I had a fantastic time and I am already planning on doing it again next year!  

Who wants to join me?!? 

Kim at Pure Magic Vacations

 Close up of the medal! 

Close up of the medal! 

Disney's Wine and Dine Expo 2014

Today my family went to Disney's Wine and Dine Expo. 

Bryan and Dexter (my husband and my 2 year old) went early to get in line for RunDisney New Balance shoes. My 5 year old and I went later to meet them, we took the bus from the Polynesian resort, there were no busses to the expo from our resort this year.  

Once we got there Graydon and I took a couple photos.. 

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This one is a little off centre (5 year old photography lol) 

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The expo was not nearly as busy as I expected, we really enjoyed checking out all the running gear at the booths...

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Bryan is running the half marathon, I am doing the Jingle Jungle 5k and both kids are in the kids races ... 

We are all pretty excited!!  

Here is a photo of Bryan and the Wine and Dine half marathon route!  

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It took me months to decide what to wear, finally my outfit is complete today with my Run Disney Cinderella shoes...

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Bryan...

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And the kids... 

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So excited for tomorrow! 

I will let you know how it goes!!  

Kim im at Pure Magic Vacations!