Thursday, April 6, 2017


Disney released dates for some of its favorite holiday parties. Ticket prices and sale dates have not been announced yet. Keep checking back here at Disney Devoted and we will keep you up to date when that information releases. It is never to early to start planning for these dates and our Snapshot Getaways agents are ready to help make magic.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

August 25 and 29, 2017

September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29, 2017

October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31, 2017

November 1, 2017

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

November 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 and 28

December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 22

Amanda Hansel is a self proclaimed Disney nerd who has 2 boys. She is also a travel agent with Snapshot Getaways. You can find her on Facebook and on Twitter. She would love to hear from you or chat about Disney with you.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Summer Magic Pricing at Disney World!

Dive into summer magic with a fun-filled family room and ticket package. With this offer, you can enjoy a package that includes a 4-night stay in a standard room at a select Disney's All-Star Resort and 4-day Magic Your Way base tickets for as low as $1,962. Sample package price is valid for a family of 4 for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights from June 11 through August 31, 2017.
It's the perfect time to explore all there is to see and do across all 4 theme parks—and be among the first to visit Pandora – The World of AVATAR, a jaw-dropping new land at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. 
Book through July 14, 2017.
Travel window: May 28 – August 31, 2017

Availability is limited, but Snapshot Getaways is here to help!  Fill out a quote form today.  

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule-Updated March 2017

Here is a list of projected closings or refurbishments at the Disneyland Resort in California.  Check with your Snapshot Getaways agent for assistance in planning your trip this year!

Subject to change

Disneyland Park 

Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes 1/11/16-Summer 2017
Disneyland Railroad 1/11/16-Summer 2017
Fantasmic! 1/11/16-Summer 2017
Mark Twain Riverboat 1/11/16-Summer 2017
Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyer Island 1/11/16-Summer 2017
Sailing Ship Columbia 1/11/16-Summer 2017
Matterhorn Bobsleds 2/6/17-TBD
Autopia 3/20-3/22/17

Disney's California Adventure

Grizzly River Run 1/9-3/22/17

Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

General Resort Refurbishments through Fall 2017
Room Refurbishments January Through Fall 2017
Pools and Poolside Cabanas through Spring 2017
Lobby Refurbishment June-August 2017
Craftsman's Club Concierge Lounge relocated August-October 2017

Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule-Updated March 2017

Be sure to check out our schedule before planning your trip to Walt Disney World Resort.  As always, a Snapshot Getaways team member is here to help plan your vacations!  

Monorail-Through April 26, 2017 the Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.

Magic Kingdom:

Prince Charming Regal Carousel 4/24-5/28/17
Hall of Presidents 1/17-6/29/17


None Scheduled

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Cover Story 1/9-3/23/17

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Tree of Life 4/23-4/29/17

Disney's Water Parks

None Scheduled

Boardwalk Inn & Villas

Exterior Maintenance and Painting through April 2017

Caribbean Beach

Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters, Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post
May 2017 through June 2018

Coronado Springs

Room Refurbishment Fall 2016-Summer 2017
New Tower Building Construction Through 2018

Old Key West

Exterior Maintenance and Painting 1/3-7/27/17

Pop Century

Room Refurbishments 2/4-5/7/17

Port Orleans Resort-Riverside

Alligator Bayou North Pool 2/13-4/7/17

Wilderness Lodge and Villas
General Resort Refurbishments and construction through 2017.  Certain pathways and nature trail will be unavailable.  Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground, marina and recreation fire pit will be unavailable. The Cub's Den Children's Activity Center will also be closed.

Roaring Forks Snacks and Trout Pass Pool Bar through 7/17/17

Yacht Club
Room Refurbishments through Summer 2017
Captains Grill 5/15-9/30/17 relocated to Ariel's
Expansion of Convention Center through February 2018

Disney Springs
DisneyQuest Closing 7/3/17

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Changes Coming to the Disney Dining Plans in 2017

Do you have a package booked for 2017 yet?  If not, what are you waiting for?  Fill out a quote form today.  If you've already booked with one of our fantastic Snapshot Getaways agents, then you know a few changes coming to the Disney Dining Plan in 2017.

The Quick Service Meal in all plans will no longer include Dessert.

What does this mean?  Well, in my opinion it works out better.  Each plan will now offer 2 snacks per day instead of one.  Since we always found ourselves grabbing dessert to go, this means instead of a chocolate cake cup sitting in the backpack...later we can get a Mickey Ice Cream Bar!  Although not necessarily a plus on the Quick Service plan where you are trading 2 desserts for one extra snack.  The Deluxe Plan was always 2 snacks, and if you use your credit for Quick Service you are loosing out on dessert.

The Price has Increased on Quick Service and Standard Plans

Always inevitable, never appreciated...the annual price increase.  In 2017 the prices will be as follows:

Quick Service $46.34 (up from $44.13)
Standard Plan $67.33 (up from $63.70)

The Price had Decreased on the Deluxe Plan

While we always welcome a decrease, there are some changes to the plan.  You no longer receive a dessert if you are using a quick service credit.  However, unlike the other plans, you don't get any additional snacks.  The Deluxe plan always had 2.
Deluxe Plan $103.57 (down from $115.08)

The Premium and Platinum Plans are No Longer

These plans included a lot of extra experiences in addition to dining, but frankly were not that popular.

Maria is a Vacation Planner with Snapshot Getaways since 2013 and loves to visit Disneyland and Disney World with her two boys.  Email Maria at or visit her Facebook page to make the best of your next trip.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Opening Date for Pandora World of AVATAR Announced

Pandora-The World of Avatar was announced by Disney in 2011, and has been long anticipated for Animal Kindom Park.  Today Disney announced the opening date as May 27th, 2017.  Visitors to the new experience will be treated to Na'vi River Journey, a sail through a bioluminescent rainforest.  Avatar-Flight of Passage allows visitors to soar through Pandora on a Banshee.  There will be dining options, including Pongu Pongu and Satu'li Canteen.  No Disney attraction is complete without a souvenir stop at the end.  Windtraders will have Na'vi cultural items, toys, and more.  Stay with Disney Devoted for more details as they are announced!

Would you like to plan a trip this summer to explore Pandora?  Fill out a quote form at our website,

Maria is a travel planner with Snapshot Getaways and a huge fan of all things Animal Kingdom!  Contact her today at or visit her Facebook Page.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Highway in the Sky Dine-Around

Just when you thought you ran out of options for unique dining, Disney proves you wrong. Disney announced The Highway in the Sky Dine-Around. It will feature the resort's famed monorail and eateries in the hotels that the monorail makes stops.

What is this Highway in the Sky Dine-Around?
Highway in the Sky Dine-Around begins and ends at the Contemporary. However, your first stop after a magical ride on the monorail will be the Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. This is where you will get your first set of deliciousness with island-inspired drinks and appetizers. You will then make your way back onto the monorail and stop at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. At the Grand Floridian you will get to enjoy Citricos restaurant for a wine dinner. That's followed by sparkling wine and artisan cheeses in the hotel lobby. One last ride on the monorail and you will end where you started, Disney's Contemporary Resort. Here you will enjoy dessert, cordials, coffee and fireworks. Yes, fireworks. You will have a private patio that overlooks the evening fireworks at Magic Kingdom theme park.

How much?
The cost is $150 plus tax and gratuity. That price includes valet parking

When and How can I book:
November 29th. For reservations, call 407-939-3463 or tell your Snapshot Agent you would like to experience this new dining adventure.

Additional Details:
The Highway in the Sky Dine-Around debuts Friday, December 2, 2016.
The experience is offered on select Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
No dine-around dates between December 18, 2016 and January 3, 2017.

I am excited about this experience and think it would make a great addition to a celebration. If you would like to book, reach out to your Snapshot Agent and they can make it happen.

Amanda Hansel is a self proclaimed Disney nerd who has 2 boys. She is also a travel agent with Snapshot Getaways. You can find her on Facebook and on Twitter. She would love to hear from you or chat about Disney with you.