April 30, 2008
Well what can I say, truly, truly magical. We all had an amazing time. Everything clicked into place like clockwork. The transfers, hotel & dinner reservations plus the cruise were arranged seamlessly. The girls were so impressed with the hotel rooms; lake view in
the Poly and Savannah in AKL, they just couldn’t be bettered. The porthole on the ship was also an added bonus. Tour Guide Mike proved invaluable. Without his advice we wouldn’t have made it round half the attractions. The highlight had to be the dolphin swim in Nassau. I was so glad our agent recommended this. A once in a lifetime experience that will never be forgotten. Amelia was so proud that she managed to complete the foot push.
Being only six she was the youngest in the group. The only hiccup in the whole trip was cancellation of the parasailing in Castaway Cay due to high winds but it certainly didn’t spoil any of our fun. Another ‘Magic Moment’ was getting seats next to the tank in the Coral Seas Restaurant. Incredible to be eating with sharks, turtles and even divers swimming past your table! Needless to say the cruise was up to the expected standard. I was so glad that we had the eleven day experience last year though. To know the layout and routine in advance is a terrific advantage on a short trip. Perhaps TGM should include information about the ships on his website. Certainly for British guests, travelling back to WDW for a final day was definitely the right decision. To have to leave the ship by 8 AM and travel straight to the airport for a teatime flight would have been exhausting. In the hotel however we had until 11 AM to vacate the room and managed to have a leisurely lunch before the Magical Express picked us up at 1.30 PM. This was a far more civilised option. We all felt that a longer cruise would have been nice though. Maybe the seven day caribbean next time? I sincerely hope that our agent is still working her magic when we decide to go and hope that her recent trip was as good as ours.
Many, many thanks for all your invaluable help and assistance.
The Bowen Family from the UK
April 25, 2008
Yup!!! That’s what I said!! TOO much fun!!!
My husband & I celebrated our anniversary by visiting Disneyland for the first time with my cousin who was celebrating a birthday. We had an awesome time. We were like 3 little kids finally having long held wishes come true. It was not only a trip that dreams are made of, but terrific memories as well. I can see us sitting around when we are elderly (I won’t tell you how soon that will be), talking about our trip to see Mickey & all the rest for the first time.
The level of service that was provided by The Magic for Less was amazing! We had the opportunity to stay at the Disneyland Hotel, see shows that left me speechless & fulfilled many childhood dreams & wishes. It was our first trip ever to Disneyland, but I’m certain it won’t be our last! Yes, it was TOO much fun…for just one trip!
Gail H. CA
April 4, 2008
Thank you for all your help setting up our vacation. You took all the worry out of our planning. We loved the hotel, Beach Club Resort, and hope to someday go back. The only thing we did wrong is not listen to your suggestion for putting our swimsuits in our carry-ons. We ended up waiting hours for the luggage with nothing to do and wearing jeans in 80 degree weather. Other than that, our vacation was ideal.
John, Laura, Brandi and Hanna
March 19, 2008
I have worked with my agent for our last two trips and am about to plan our third one with her. She is so easy to work with, gets back to me so quickly and is friendly and knowledgable. I love that when a special code comes out she is on top of it to apply to my reservation and makes sure I am getting the best deal out there. I always feel like my trip is in good hands when I know she is organizing it!
Allyson B, Massachusetts
March 13, 2008
Adventures by Disney Report
We had a fabulous time. The country is beautiful, the people friendly. The two Disney guides (Aimee Epps and Gaston Trujillo) were outstanding; I can’t say enough good things about them. The kids in the group got together the first morning and became buddies. The whole group bonded really well, one thing I was concerned about going in since we had never done this kind of group tour before. There were 32 total people, eight families in all. The hotel at Arenal was stunning; we awoke in the mornings to a wonderful view of the volcano. The activities were a blast and nobody opted out of the zipline or rafting trip, including a grandmother in her 70s who was there with just her 13-year-old granddaughter. We got lucky with the weather; it rained daily but seemed like it started only after we had completed one of our activities (we heard the group the week before had to cancel the zipline because the rain had washed out a bridge on the road there). We even did a spontaneous trip our first night in Arenal; during dinner our bus driver (who did a masterful job of getting us around) noticed the faint glow of lava on the mountain, which is apparently a rare sight now on that side ( Aimee said she hadn’t seen that in five months). That was an indication it was an unusually clear night. At the end of dinner, Aimee announced that the bus driver and Gaston thought it would be fun to drive over to the other side of the mountain (the more active side) to see if there was anything going on (no guarantees we’d see anything) and if anyone was interested to be on the bus in five minutes. 30 of the 32 in the group went (one child was tired and a parent stayed with him) and we did get to see a bunch of lava going down the mountain. We really did become one big family and we all had a blast. We made new friends and it was sad to say goodbye; my daughter became quite attached to Aimee. Disney did a great job taking care of everything so we could just enjoy the trip. It could not have gone any better.
Thanks again for all your help on this trip.
March 14, 2008
We had a wonderful time at Disney World – truly magical! In a very short time (approx. 3 weeks) we were able to obtain a reservation at Port Orleans Riverside, park tickets, magical express, and ‘magical’ meals with characters – thanks to our agent 🙂 Documents arrived at our house regularly including special surprises for all three of our children. Although our flight did not arrive on time, our agent was able to make our character dinner reservations at an alternative time to help make that first day special. We truly could not have asked for a better trip. Thank you!!
The Barcaskey Family
February 25, 2008
We had a great and memorable trip to Disney. Our agent helped us create memories of a lifetime. Our 2 children enjoyed all the Magic Kingdom had to offer and more. I especially like the notification on the Pirates and Princess Party. It was a great way to take advantage of the park without tons of people. The personal attention to detail, promptness, and the overall effort our agent put in to planning our trip was phenomenal. I would and will recommend her to anyone and everyone for planning a memorable trip to Disney. Thanks to our agent – you are the best!!
Debbie M. Pennsylvania
January 26, 2008
My family had a fantastic vacation, due in large part to my agent and TMFL. She was very patient with all of my resort switching, ADR switching, and date switching. She managed to get us a great resort rate and a ticket add-on that saved us lots of money. To be honest, I was on the fence at first about using this service because–the Disney planner that I am—I thought I could do it all. I am so glad I did. I can not say enough wonderful things about my agent and this group and I will tell anyone who has ears!
So—a public thanks to my agent and TMFL!
Marylynn in NC
January 17, 2008
I want to thank you for answering my numerous questions and helping us to prepare for that vacation. You have been very helpful, curteous,
and quick. I would not hesitate to recommend your service to anyone!
January 15, 2008
This is the third trip we’ve taken that has been arranged through the Magic For Less group. Each time the arrangements have been perfect! Everything is taken care of, our documents arrive timely and we don’t have to worry about anything except having a good time. It’s really nice to just send our requirements to our agent and she makes sure we have everything we need. Our first trip included visits to Universal Studios and the San Diego Zoo as well as Disneyland and California Adventure and those tickets and arrangements were perfect too. Now I wouldn’t make a Disney trip without the Magic For Less! Thanks again. Tammy M. Reno, Nevada
January 14, 2008
Who says The Magic for Less agents only know Disney? Not me!!! I can attest to the fact that my agent is excellent at booking “magical” vacations outside of Disney too. When we wanted to book a Royal Caribbean cruise for our son’s high school graduation and 18th birthday – we knew who to go to. My agent answered not only all of our questions as “newbies” (my husband and I had only ever cruised once before on a small ship for our honeymoon 20 years ago) but those concerning handicapped accessibility. If she didn’t know the answer – she’d find it for us. I was taught a long time ago that intelligence has nothing to do with knowing all the answers, but actually just knowing where to look for them. My agent certainly proved just how intelligent she was with us!!!! LOL But then again – I must be pretty intelligent too since I knew to go to my agent and Magic for Less!!! My agent has been on several Royal Caribbean cruises and knew all kinds of “insider tips” to give us concerning what not to miss. We loved our cruise so much that we booked a “Next Cruise” option while still on board and of course, turned the reservation over to our agent!!! We’re in the process of booking our vacation to Disney for this summer – and big surprise – our TMFLT agent is handling it!!!!
Lynn W. – PA
January 4, 2008
We just came back from an eight day trip to Disney World. Our agent made all the arrangements, and it was so easy. Sometimes I felt like I was asking a ton of questions, but she was always quick to respond and very informative. Staying on the resort and using the Magic Express transportation was awesome, we didn’t have to worry about getting lost. The website at Magic for less was extremely helpful, especially when it came to making dinner reservations. Each restaurant would have a review and a menu, so you could get feedback from other travelers. My family and I went Dec. 26 to Jan 3, the weather was perfect, but being Christmas time was very busy. We knew that it would be that way, so if your willing to patient with lines of people, the parks were beautifully decorated. I would much rather have temperatures be in the 60-80 degrees instead of going in the summertime. My husband and I along with our daughter 8 and son 5 had a dream vacation, I think I took about 300 pictures. Would definitely recommend Magic for Less to my friends.
Thanks for everything!
January 4, 2008
Our trip to WDW was fantastic and it was due in large part to the help of The Magic for Less team. They made all the planning that much more fun. We would definitely recommend them if someone is planning a trip to the “World”. It can be an overwhelming undertaking, but with help, the trip can be a magical experience. Thanks Magic for Less!