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The Language of Aloha at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa: Kukuna o ka la

The Language of Aloha at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa: Kukuna o ka la

Disney World

Kukuna o ka la means rays of the sun. In this series, we’ve been diving into the Hawaiian language, which…

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Summertime Update for Eats at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort

Summertime Update for Eats at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney World

With Florida temperatures heating up, some cool news from Disney Springs’ dining spots: More shade, big umbrellas and new frozen…

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Disneyland's new MaxPass Option

Disneyland's new MaxPass Option

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DisneyLand Resort's new MaxPass Option  Here is a short video on how MaxPass works at the Disneyland Resort. {youtube}oDZgSz5t31g{/youtube} Source:…

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Every Thought We Had While Watching Descendants 2

Every Thought We Had While Watching Descendants 2

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Descendants 2 is finally upon us, and we had a wicked good time watching it last night! Because this is…

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Episode 60 D23 Expo with Guest Rick Webster

Episode 60 D23 Expo with Guest Rick Webster

Disney

Hello everyone!! We are very excited to have our very first guest on the show!! Our friend Rick (@captianNemo86) joins…

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Disney Castaway Cay named Top Cruise Line Private Island in the 2017 Cruise Critic’s Cruisers Choice Destination Awards

Disney Castaway Cay named Top Cruise Line Private Island in the 2017 Cruise Critic’s Cruisers Choice Destination Awards

Disney Cruise Line

CELEBRATION, Fla. (July 26, 2017) – For the second consecutive year, Cruise Critic Members have recognized Disney Castaway Cay in…

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New Baseline Tap House Part of New Grand Avenue Area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

New Baseline Tap House Part of New Grand Avenue Area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney World

Debuting this fall, the new Grand Avenue area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is being re-imagined by Walt Disney Imagineers to…

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2018 Dining Plan information

There has been a change to the 2018 Disney Dining Plans.  Guests under 21 years of age can choose one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered). Guests 21 and older can choose either one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one single-serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement.

A single-serving non-alcoholic beverage includes items such as:
  • Artisanal Milkshakes
  • Fresh Smoothies
  • Premium Hot Chocolate
  • Soda, Coffee or Tea
A single-serving alcoholic beverage includes items such as:
  • Beer or Cider
  • Wine or Sangria
  • Mixed Drinks and Specialty Cocktails
Most beer, wine and mixed drink beverages included, some exceptions apply. Guests 21 and older must present valid ID to be served alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages may only be redeemed with a Quick-Service or Table-Service meal entitlement.
Here are the updated prices:

Quick Service Disney Dining Plan - 2018 PRICE Per Night: $52.49/adult (an increase from $48.19 in 2017), $21.75/child age 3-9

Standard Disney Dining Plan -2018 PRICE Per Night: $75.49/adult (an increase from $69.35 in 2017), $25.80/child age 3-9

Deluxe Disney Dining Plan- 2018 PRICE Per Night: $116.24/adult (an increase from $106.68 in 2017), $39.90/child age 3-9
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A Closer Look: New Pool Deck at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

 

A few weeks ago, we shared details about the new guest rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort. The resort is currently undergoing an exciting hotel-wide renovation—the most extensive refurbishment since the hotel’s 2001 opening. Guests have already been enjoying some of the updates—with many new guest rooms already available and the redesigned pool area now open for summer fun! Let’s take a look at some of the details found at our refreshed pool deck.

Each pool area was designed with a variety of natural stones and brick to not only create a warm and welcoming environment, but also define three distinct pool settings. In keeping with the Arts and Crafts style of the hotel, the stone work was hand-laid by master stone masons.

A Closer Look: New Pool Deck at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

The Redwood Pool, with its irregular shape, features earthy, organic-feeling materials, including rustic brown flagstone and multicolored brick bands and slide accents. Situated just behind the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in Disney California Adventure park, the 90-foot-long waterslide curves around a giant Redwood tree stump!

A Closer Look: New Pool Deck at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Golden flagstone is used throughout the Fountain Pool. The new urn-shaped fountain serves as the pool area’s centerpiece. Our original turtle fountain can now been seen nestled in the garden as a fun addition to the Craftsman-inspired landscape.

A Closer Look: New Pool Deck at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

The quiet Mariposa Pool features serene bluestone laid in an ashlar (or rectangular) pattern creating a sleek look. For guests who wish to stretch out and relax, private cabanas line the edge and are available for half-day or full-day rentals.

Which pool would you like to enjoy?

 

Source: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/06/a-closer-look-new-pool-deck-at-disneys-grand-californian-hotel-spa/

Michael Ramirez by , Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations

Published in Disneyland
Friday, 19 May 2017 13:40

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Hello, my name is Milford Hutsell.  I am a Travel Agent with Key to the World Travel®, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and I also run and host this blog.

I took my first trip in November of 1998 after my wife convinced me along with my two daughters that we should take a trip to Walt Disney World.  I had no idea what to expect, I knew it was going to be awesome but had no idea how awesome it would be.  Our first stop on our first day was to go to the newest park in Walt Disney World ®, Animal Kingdom ®.  Walking in for the first time and seeing that giant Tree of Life in the center of the park was amazing.  Our trip ended with a day in the Magic Kingdom ®, seeing the Castle for the first time and hearing the music playing and the smell of popcorn and the scents from the Bakery on Main street are all the amazing things I remember from that vacation.

So after that trip I was hooked, we soon purchased an interest in Disney Vacation Club and have been making trips to the world at least annually ever since.  I can't get enough of Disney in my life, so in 2008 we started taking cruises on the Disney Cruise Line ®.  I thought that Walt Disney World ® was awesome, wait till you can take a cruise upon one of these fantastic ships.  I was so relaxed hanging out at the Adult Pool in The Cove.  Seeing the amazing shows in the Walt Disney Theatre ®.  We were again hooked and we have now been on several Disney Cruises.

A family vacation is all about creating lifelong memories, and I believe every family deserves an amazing vacation experience, created especially for them. As a Disney College of Knowledge graduate, I will help you create the perfect magical experience for you and your family with the same special care and attention I have given my own. There are so many options available – accommodations, dining, tours, activities – and I will work with you to tailor each to fit your family’s needs and desires. I can handle every detail, from dining reservations to day-to-day itineraries, and take the stress out of planning so you can just enjoy your vacation!  So whether your idea of a dream Disney vacation is a theme park, cruise, a beach in Hawaii or even an adventure somewhere else in the world, I can help make any of your vacation fantasies come true.

My number one goal is to help you to create a one of a kind trip, full of magical memories and tons of family fun. So, contact me today and let’s start planning your dream vacation.  I especially enjoy helping large groups plan things like cruises.  I have experience with booking large groups of people.  The largest group cruise I have booked was 15 state rooms (50 people).

Travel is my passion.  I have traveled extensively in the United States, Bahamas and the Caribbean; I chose to specialize in Disney travel because I believe Disney provides a level of service and entertainment that no other destination can provide.  And while Disney is my specialty, Key to the World Travel®, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, is a full-service travel agency, so whether your happy place is a beach in the Caribbean, a city in Europe, a cruise to Hawaii, or a ski-lodge is South America, I can help make any of your vacation fantasies come true.  And remember, my planning services are included in the cost of your vacation – no hidden or extra fees!!

My goal is to help you to create a one of a kind trip, full of magical memories and tons of family fun.  So, today and let’s start planning your dream vacation!

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If you are looking for information about working with me was a blogger, please follow this link.

If you want to get started in blogging you can visit my Web Development partner MaCH III Companies.

 

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Milford on the Move!

In part 2 of Milford’s west coast tour he goes to Disneyland and California Adventure for the first time. 

 

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