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Disney is one of the most well-known companies in the world, and they live up to their name! Travelling to any of the Disney locations is a once in a lifetime experience (even if you do get to go more than once.) The parks and resorts are always changing, as Walt himself said “Disneyland will never be completed, It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” No two trips to Disney will ever be the same! Disney has something for everyone from ages 3 to 103, you will never be wondering what to do when you travel with Disney.

Why book with us?

Booking a trip to any of the Disney locations can be confusing as there is so much information out there and tiring as most of the locations are in a completely opposite time zone! At Tweet World Travel we have the knowledge and experience you need to make you Disney trip truly magical for you and your family! Not only can we book you a package at Disney including accommodation, park tickets and even dining plans, we can include your flights, travel insurance and any other holiday plans you might have! For example we could create a land and sea package for you with return flights to Orlando, Florida, a Disney package for 5 nights (accommodation, tickets and dining plan) and a magical 4 night Bahamas cruise on one of Disney cruise lines 4 ships! Why book yourself when you can have a hassle free experience all in one location!

Our Disney travel consultant

  My name is Elizabeth Wittwer and I have been travelling to Disney since I was 3 years old. My parents regularly took us to Disneyland Paris and later in life we spent many trips going to the Walt Disney world Florida and 1_PH347630513-0001Disneyland California. In 2013 I experienced my most magical trip to Disney yet and married my husband at Walt Disney World, Florida. We spent the early morning taking wedding photos in an empty Magic Kingdom and then married in one of the beautiful private function rooms complete with violinist playing Disney tunes and a two tiered cake with painted gold Mickey Mouse heads. For a reception we spent the afternoon in Magic Kingdom with our 12 guests fitting in as many attractions as possible and eating our dinner at the Be Our Guest restaurant (we even got to try the ‘grey stuff’ –yes it was delicious!). We ended our perfect wedding day with the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party, an exclusive event with only 50 tickets available complete with a dessert buffet and front row seats for the fireworks over Cinderella’s castle. Our most recent trip included a 7 night Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic, one of the most beautiful ships I have ever seen. We have made friends for life cruising with Disney and being what is known as a DisBride, some I hope to see again one day in America and here in Australia. I have not ever experienced another company that brings people from all walks of life together like that. I have seen firsthand the kind of service and magic that travelling with Disney provides, and no one else provides the quality of everything Disney has to offer. The love and devotion the employees give to their job and guests is astounding. You must see it to believe the level of service they provide!

Walt Disney World, Florida

Walt Disney World is the largest of Disney’s theme parks and

Resorts. The area houses 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, 24 themed resort hotels, 4 golf courses, 2 mini golf courses, and its dining, shopping and entertainment complex Downtown Disney.

WDW theme parks cater for almost everyone with rides suitable for babies and children or the kids at heart who want something more thrilling!

 Magic Kingdom:Disney Travel

  •  6 themed lands
  • Train loop around the park
  • Features the spectacular nighttime Wishes fireworks
  • Park is suitable for all ages
  • Enjoy classic rides such as the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Daily parades through the main street 


Animal Kingdom:

  • Currently 6 themed lands (more coming soon)
  • Encounter safari animals on Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Thrill seek on roller coaster Expedition Everest
  • Park is suitable for all ages
  • Park surrounds The Tree of Life a 145ft artificial tree with    over 300 hand carved animals in its trunk!

Hollywood Studios:

  • 6 themed areas
  • Ride the thrilling Hollywood Tower of Terror or the Rockin’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith!
  • Catch a show on one of the many stages, such as live Beauty and the Beast or Disney Junior, Live!
  • Park is suitable for all ages
  • Take a seat in the Hollywood Hills Amphitheatre and watch Fantasmic! A live show featuring Mickey and many of his friends and foes, fireworks, fire and water!

Walt Disney World Photo Gallery DiscEpcot:

  • 2 themed areas: Future World and World Showcase
  • Travel around the world in World Showcase, country pavilions include Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom, and Canada, try their local cuisine and learn about their culture and history!
  • In Future world take a ride on the Seas with Nemo and Friends and at the end experience one of the largest salt water aquariums in the world!  
  • Features nighttime fireworks spectacular Illuminations
  • Park is suitable for all ages

Walt Disney World Resorts:

 Disney resorts are split into 4 categories Value, Moderate, Deluxe and Villas each have different price brackets but all are high level Disney quality!

  • Value resorts are at the lower end of the resorts, beautiful properties at affordable prices, they are often the furthest away from the theme parks and have the most guest rooms, there are 5 value resorts
  • Moderate resorts are for those looking for something a little bit more luxurious but still not paying too much there are 4 moderate resorts each with unique theming
  • The deluxe resorts are the dream locations on property, they are generally closer to the major attractions and are more exclusive, with high end finishing’s and spectacular themes, such as Animal Kingdom lodge where you can sit on your room balcony and watch giraffes pass by. There are a total of 8 deluxe resorts
  • The Villas are in a world of their own suitable for larger family groups as they can be 1 or 2 bedrooms with a kitchen for you to use! They are attached to the deluxe resorts and feature the same styling as each of their partners.

Each of the resorts has their own pools for guests to use (often more than one pool) some feature water slides and other water recreation, you can sit by a campfire and roast marshmallows, catch a movie in the open air at all resorts and even go bowling at Disney’s Boardwalk resort. All of the resorts have different restaurants for you to eat at also. Disney resorts offer so much that staying at one is a holiday on its own even without attending the theme parks!

Disney Travel Floridian Resort and Spa Disney dining plans:

When you book your holiday package (accommodation and park tickets) you have the option to add one of the Disney dining plans which allows you to prepay for you food whilst on property at Disney World, there are several plans to choose from depending on your needs! Each plan comes with credits per person per day, how many of each credit you receive is determined by the plan you choose. The two main plans are the Dining plan and the Quick Service dining plan.

  • The Dining plan comes with 1xQuick service meal, 1xTable service meal, 1xSnack per person per day and 1xRefilible resort mug per person (valid for length of stay)
  • The Quick Service plan comes with 2xQuick service meal, 1xSnack per person per day and 1xRefilible resort mug per person (valid for length of stay)
  • The different restaurants are classed by quick service (fast food), table service (full sit down meal) and buffet, you can use your table service credits towards character meals also but some are worth 2 credits rather than just one.
  • You can use your credits however you choose in whatever order you choose for example you could use 3 snack credits one day and no table service credits.
  • For table service restaurants reservations are recommended and can be booked up to 180 days in advance.

Disneyland, California

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Disneyland, Anaheim is the original Disney Park opened in 1955 by Walt himself. It is known as the “happiest place on earth” and features 2 theme parks, Disneyland and California Adventure and just 3 hotels. It also features the dining and shopping destination Downtown Disney.

Disneyland:

  • 8 themed lands
  • A monorail that takes you to the hotels
  • Nightly fireworks
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Many historical rides and attractions

California Adventure:

  • Features thrill coaster California Screaming
  • 7 themed areas
  • Night time spectacular World of Colour which includes more than 1200 water fountains, lasers, lights and fire!
  • Suitable for all ages

Downtown Disney:

  • Shop all things Disney and many more brands, and dine in world class restaurants!
  • Open late past park closing

Disneyland Resorts:

Disneyland features 3 resorts, the Disneyland Hotel, the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and the Paradise Pier Hotel

  • The Disneyland Hotel was the first resort built on property at Disneyland featuring 990 guest rooms and pools and water slides exclusively for guests.
  • The Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is located inside Disney’s California Adventure park giving new meaning to being in the “middle of the magic” there are 751 guest rooms at this hotel.
  • The Paradise Pier hotel has 502 guest rooms and overlooks Disney’s California Adventure boardwalk, it features a rooftop pool complex complete with “California Streamin” a water slide designed to look like a wooden roller coaster!

Staying at any of the resorts entitles guests to an extra magic hour, (subject to days and park hours) this means you get to enter the park an hour before the general public! 

Disney Cruise Line

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Disney Cruise line operates from many different ports within North America and Europe with 4 ships! The Magic, Fantasy, Wonder and Dream. All of the ships are floating resorts with so much to do on-board you will wonder how to fit it all in! Disney cruise line isn’t just for families either! Take a cruise as a couple to the Caribbean and get married on Disney’s private island Castaway Cay! Or perhaps consider taking a Disney cruise as a family reunion!

Disney Cruise Line can take you to so many wondrous places on many different itineraries. Such as:

  • The Caribbean
  • The British Isles
  • The Mediterranean
  • The Alaskan inside passage
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • The Panama Canal

                              …Just to name a few!

The four ships each have something spectacular to offer from water slides to water coasters and glass bottom spas! One of the highlights of any Disney cruise is the deck parties, the Pirates in the Caribbean night comes complete with flying Mickey Mouse and fireworks at sea!!

Disney Magic

  • Up to 2713 passengers
  • Broadway style shows and first-run Disney movies in the Walt Disney Theatre
  • Aquadunk: a thrilling waterslide
  • Three main restaurants

Disney Wonder

  • Up to 2713 passengers
  • Broadway style shows and first-run Disney movies in the Walt Disney Theatre
  • Route 66 an entertainment strip where you can walk from Chicago to California

Disney Fantasy

  • Up to 4000 passengers
  • Features the Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique where little girls can be transformed into their favourite princesses
  • Aquaduck: a thrilling water coaster (a cross between a waterslide and rollercoaster)

Disney Dream

  • Up to 4000 passengers
  • Broadway style shows and first-run Disney movies in the Walt Disney Theatre
  • Aquaduck: a thrilling water coaster (a cross between a waterslide and rollercoaster)
  • Take a dip in the adults only glass bottomed spa!

The Disney cruise line ships truly have something for everyone, including character meet and greets, amazing kids clubs and adults only spaces for relaxing and unwinding! 

On Bahamas and Caribbean cruises you get to visit the one and only Castaway Cay (pronounced key), Disney’s very own private island paradise. There is so much to do on the island from snorkeling and jet skiing to water slides and relaxing on the beach. If relaxing after a long week of relaxing doesn’t sound like your thing then sign up for the Castaway Cay 5K run, complete the course and you receive a Mickey Mouse medal! 

At the end of the day Disney is one of the top travel providers I have worked with and I haven’t even scratched the surface of all the amazing things they have to offer here in this blog!

 Thanks for taking the time to read!

Elizabeth Wittwer

 

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