Thursday, March 26, 2015

Summer Savings at Walt Disney World Resort

Are you looking for the perfect summer vacation getaway? As a member of the Guru Travel team, I am always happy to share great deals and offers as they become available. You can enjoy great summer savings with these magical offers at Walt Disney World® Resort!

Preschool Summer Package Offer*
Families of 3 can enjoy 3 nights at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort with 2-day Theme Park Tickets for just $989 most Sunday through Thursday nights June 16-Aug. 13, 2015 when you book March 23-June 12, 2015. Check below the picture for more info.

Magic Together Package Offer**
Families of 4 can enjoy 4 nights at select Disney’s All-Star Resorts with 4-day theme park tickets for just $1,843 for stays most nights June 16-Aug. 9, 2015 when you book March 23-June 12, 2015.  Check below the picture for more info.

Book your Magical Disney Vacation today! donnakay@thewdwguru.com or 877-825-6146 ext 706


*Sample package price based on 2 adults and one child (ages 3-9) for a 3-night/2-day room and Magic Your Way Base Ticket.  The number of packages available at these rates is limited.  Tickets are valid for one theme park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use.  Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.  Advance reservations required.  Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. 
** Sample package price based on 2 adults, 1 junior (ages 10-17) and one child (ages 3-9) for a 4-night/4-day room and Magic Your Way Base Ticket.  The number of packages available at these rates is limited.  Tickets are valid for one theme park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use.  Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.  Advance reservations required.  Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. 

I am happy to answer any questions or provide a quote to get you on your way to a Magical Summer Vacation! You can comment below, ask a questions on my Guru Donna Kay Facebook page or Twitter, or email me at donnakay@thewdwguru.com!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

For 60 years, there’s been one place where friends and families shine together…smiles sparkle…and dreams really do come true. And beginning May 22, when the Disneyland® Resort Diamond Celebration gets underway, those dreams will come true in amazing and unforgettable new ways.


Prepare to be dazzled by exciting new entertainment experiences. Bigger, brighter and more vibrant than any other parade in Disneyland® Resort history, Paint The Night flows like a neon river of fantastic floats, Disney Characters and costumed performers. Disneyland® Forever takes Disney magic to new heights with a mix of breathtaking pyrotechnics and jawdropping visual effects that combine to create an immersive street-to-sky spectacular beyond anything you’ve ever imagined. And World of Color: Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney, an all-new version of the popular nighttime spectacular, takes us on an incredible journey of imagination filled with never-before-seen surprises and larger-than-life special effects.


And that’s only the beginning, because both Parks and the entire Disneyland® Resort will shine brighter than ever with a shimmering sprinkle of Diamond Celebration “pixie dust” that sparkles both day and night. So whether you come to relive fond memories or experience the dawning of an exciting new era of Disney magic, now is the time to be here. After all, there’s nothing like a Disney celebration—and there’s no better place on the planet to celebrate than at The Happiest Place on Earth!

When you are ready to start planning your Magical Disneyland® Resort vacation, as a member of the Guru Travel team, I would love to help! You can reach me via email at donnakay@thewdwguru.com or call 877-825-6146 ext 706.

Have a Magical Day!
Donna Kay

Monday, March 16, 2015

How Giving Up Your Morning Latte Can Make You A Vacation Superhero!

4 MILLION!

That's how many coffee beverages that Starbucks sells on any given day. That number blows my mind! That's a lot of Lattes, Frappuccinos, Espressos, Caffe Mochas, you get the idea. Assuming the average person gets a Grande at $4.15 each. That's $16,600,000!! Now let's take one person - one Caffe Mocha Grande a day for each work day of the year. That's 248 drinks at $4.15 each, coming to a total of $1029.20 a year. Double that if both you and your spouse have to have your morning Starbucks.

What does that have to do with becoming a vacation Superhero? 

Let's face it we all have k-cup coffee makers at home. You can find almost any flavor you want at the grocery store (even Starbucks) to make at home. It takes less time to brew at home than it does to drive thru your local Coffee House. Now imagine saving that money by having coffee at home and putting it toward a Disney vacation. If Mom & Dad are both Starbucks fans that's $2058.40 of your vacation paid for. Simply deposit the money into savings each payday or deposit it into a Disney Vacation Account (be watching for a post about this very soon)! Next contact an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, like Guru Travel, and they will handle the rest. All you need to do is pack for your dream Disney vacation - Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, or cruise about one of the award winning ships of Disney Cruise Line. Any of these vacations are sure to elevate you to Super Hero status with your family!

You don't drink coffee? How about saving the $5.00 or more you spend on fast food lunch each day! You can brown bag your lunch and maybe even lose a little weight in the process, not that's what I can a win/win! How about giving up a magazine subscription and reading it online? It's all about making small changes that can add up to big savings!

Honestly, which would you rather have- a daily cup of fancy coffee or vacation memories with your family that will last a lifetime?  Seems like a no-brainer to me! Let's start planning today - donnakay@thewdwguru.com!

Have a Magical Day!
Donna Kay

Friday, March 13, 2015

Cinderella for Three Generations

Cinderella - the ultimate Disney Princess...loved for her kindness as much as her beauty. Ella's story has been told by many, but none as memorable or popular as Disney 1950's classic animated film.

...Unless you're my daughter Ashley(who was about 5 at the time), then your favorite is a German telling of the story dubbed over in English, and badly I might add. It's in black and white and there are no birds or mice to help Cinderella, there is however a chicken coop where she has to hide and her step sisters cut off toes and part of their heels in order to fool the Prince into thinking they are the true owner of the slipper...we must have watched that move 1,000,000 times. I promise we wore it out!

For me it was the Rogers and Hammerstein musical that I could only watch one time a year on television. There was something so special about only being able to see it that one time, and if you missed it you had to wait an entire year - kids today will never understand that excitement. The music was fabulous and I still remember singing "In my own little corner in my own little chair..." for days afterward. I thought Leslie Ann Warren was the most beautiful person on the planet, she was mesmerizing. The entire production was amazing.

For Lexi's generation Cinderella is opening in theaters TODAY! I am sure it will be as iconic for her as Ashley & my versions are for us. The previews I have seen are wonderful (don't you just love her blue dress) and some of the reviews I've read say "opulent", "uplifting", "an old tale told well" and "surprisingly fresh." It's a movie I can't wait to experience with both my daughter and granddaughter.

Thank you to my wonderful friend DISTherapy for use of her beautiful photo.
The Golden Carriage from Cinderella is currently at Disney's Hollywood Studios and my friends Didi & Stacey had the opportunity to see it firsthand while there for the Princess Half-Marathon Weekend last month. I have been assured that it is as amazing in person as you think it would be. Here's a quote from the Disney Parks Blog:
"The carriage, created under the direction of Academy Award-winning Production Designer Dante Ferretti, was custom built for “Cinderella.” Decked out in gold leaf and measuring 10 feet tall and 17 feet in length, the carriage weighs nearly two tons – although it looks light as a pumpkin!"
You still have time to see it for yourself, the carriage will be there until April 11, 2015! Be sure to post your pictures with the carriage on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use the hashtag #Cinderella when you do.

If you go to see Cinderella this weekend I would love to hear what you think about the movie. Leave a comment below on my Facebook page.

Have a Magical Day!
Donna Kay

P.S. If Cinderella gives you the fever to visit Walt Disney World I would love to help! As a member of the Guru Travel, LLC team of Disney Authorized Vacation Planners I am ready to help you plan your most Magical Disney vacation ever. Click here to request your free, no obligation quote or email me at donnakay@thewdwguru.com.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Best. Week. Ever.

The last week of my life has been pretty awesome!!

First of all I got to meet two AMAZING friends face to face FINALLY!! My (way too short) visit to Walt Disney World was unforgettable. I didn't know I could love Didi & Stacey more than I already did, but it happened.  Definitely two lifelong friends - we are retiring together at Disney, right ladies?

Secondly, I ran in my first runDisney event!! It was only the Frozen 5K, but trust me I can see how it could easily become addicting!! Didi & Stacey were super sweet to slow down to my pitiful pace, and it was much appreciated. Ironically as we crossed the finish line "Sweet Home Alabama" was playing, they must have known I was about to finish.

Next, I got to meet Aurora, if you have read my blog at all you already know she is the BEST PRINCESS-period.  She was amazing, as were all of the princesses (Belle, Cinderella, Snow White & Ariel) at Askerhus. If you have a Walt Disney World trip planned it is a MUST DO - worth every penny!! We had them sign our race bibs- one of my favorite souvenirs from the trip.

AND...Guru Donna Kay hit a big milestone overnight...

1,000,000 Views

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am!! Thank each and every one of you who stopped by for Disney trip info, party ideas or to read one of my crazy lists I did when my little ole blog first started. It means so much to me.  This blog has become so much of my identity since it started, I cannot imagine my life without it or all of you!! 

Have a Magical Day!!
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