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Taking Back the Magic

Taking Back the Magic

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

It was some point in late February that I had heard about Coronavirus.  I work in travel, so I was aware that there were some cases, but I have been working in the travel industry since late 2001.  How could this COVID thing possibly be any different than H1N1 or Zika virus?

In what felt like the blink of an eye, things started to spiral out of control all too quickly.  It was the week before March break here in Ontario. Guests began calling our office because their cruise sailing out of Florida had been cancelled due to COVID, and they were in a panic to book a vacation to match their flights for the next week. They were hoping to vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort instead.

On March 9th I received an email that the scheduled first leg of the Pearl Jam/Gigaton tour, which I had tickets to see on March 18th, would need to be postponed.  Apparently COVID cases were rising in the United States and the band felt that cancelling their tour was the smart and safe thing to do.

Then on March 11th , the NBA announced a postponement of the remainder of their season after a player on the Utah Jazz tested positive for the Coronavirus.

The very next day, the NHL announced the pause of the 2019-20 regular season in light of this news.  Most notably, given that the leagues share so many facilities and locker rooms, it was the safest thing to do.

Ontario Premier, Doug Ford, announced that schools would remain closed for two weeks following the March break.

I was just heading out of the office for the day, when things were about to turn upside down for our industry.  The Disneyland Resort in California announced it was closing its doors.  Later that evening, Disney Cruise Line announced a suspension on all sailings and the Walt Disney World Resort was closing their doors beginning on Monday, March 16th.  Only three days from now.

We often have hectic times at Fairytale Dreams & Destinations, most notably when a hurricane is threatening the state of Florida or if an attractive promotion is offered by the Walt Disney Travel Company.  This meant that our team of Vacation Specialists was well prepared for the task of spending every waking hour cancelling, changing, and re-scheduling numerous vacations for many months to come.

What we weren’t prepared for was the disappointment and tears.  The very best part of our job is hearing from Guests after they return from their vacations, sharing their happy tears, favourite moments, and unforgettable experiences; hearing how the magic of Disney was more than they could have ever imagined it would be. We now know that the absolute worst part of our profession is hearing and feeling the disappointment in the voices and emails of SO many families.

After all, vacations aren’t only about fun and relaxation.  They are an escape from work and school. Sometimes, they are for celebrating a very special milestone in life, or in memory of a loved one.  If you have never been, I’m here to tell you that a Walt Disney World vacation truly is magical and it somehow can take us away from everything…if only for a little while.

It’s been a tough year for all of us, as the world has changed before our eyes, just in the way we live, who we interact with, how we go to the grocery store, and of course, the way we travel.  We know not everyone is ready to hop on a plane to visit a theme park right now and that’s okay.  When the time is right for your family to venture out again, we’ll be here, ready and excited to help you take back the magic.

– Christine Fiorelli

Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc.

(905) 857.3611 | 1.855.FDMAGIC

10 McEwan Drive West Unit 3 Bolton ON L7E 1H1

www.fairytaledestinations.com


Winner of 2020 Toronto Star Readers’ Choice Awards

Monday, November 16th, 2020

We are so pleased to announce that Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. has once again been awarded your favourite Travel Agency in the Toronto Star Readers’ Choice Awards!

This year, the world changed before our very eyes, putting all of our vacation dreams on hold.  As a result, we have spent the majority of 2020 changing and cancelling your magical vacations, oppose to creating new ones. With this in mind, we are honoured that now – more than ever – you have chosen the team here at Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. to make your Dreams come true…one Fairytale at a time.

Thank you so much to our wonderful Guests for all of your support and referrals over the past 19 years.


Look For a Sprinkle of Pixie Dust

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

“Are we there yet?”

If you’ve ever traveled to Walt Disney World Resort. you’ve heard that phrase once or a hundred times. Everyone’s so excited to meet a princess, learn from a Jedi or find Nemo that the trip to get there can feel like FOREVER.

When you stop and think about it for a moment though, the very first bit of magic you experience is actually driving underneath the Walt Disney World gateways – those grand arches stretching over the roadways that tell you, yes, you’ve finally arrived at The Most Magical Place on Earth!


Beginning today, these gateways to your magical vacation are about to get some pixie dust as Disney begins to adorn them with a new colour palette that complements the recent royal makeover of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park. The rendering above gives you a first glimpse at what the entrances will look like when they’re finished.

These refreshed gateways will continue to set the tone for all the stories you’ll tell and the memories you’ll cherish long after your visit.

It’s time to take back the magic.  Grab the car keys and contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. today!

(905) 857.3611 | 1.855.FDMAGIC
10 McEwan Drive West Unit 3 Bolton ON L7E 1H1
www.fairytaledestinations.com


Disney Cruise Line Returns to Hawaii in Early 2022

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020


In early 2022, Disney Cruise Line returns to Hawaii and other favorite tropical destinations with one-of-a-kind vacations at sea. Adventure abounds during 10-night Hawaiian Islands cruises and a variety of sailings to the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico, departing from coast-to-coast homeports including New Orleans, Galveston, Texas, San Diego, Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida.

Hawaiian Islands Cruises from Honolulu and Vancouver

The Disney Wonder returns to Hawaii in early 2022 for two special 10-night cruises: a voyage to Honolulu from Vancouver, Canada, on April 26, and a return sailing to Vancouver on May 6.

Even More Family Vacations from Florida

Combine a Disney cruise getaway with a stay at the Walt Disney World Resort in early 2022 with two ships sailing from Port Canaveral near Orlando, Florida, and a third ship departing from Miami. Every cruise from Florida in early 2022 includes a visit to Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

Popular Tropical Destinations from Galveston and New Orleans

The Disney Wonder sails Western Caribbean getaways early in the year, first from Galveston, Texas, with four-night itineraries, followed by four- and six-night voyages from New Orleans.

A special six-night Bahamian voyage offered from both Galveston and New Orleans gives guests the opportunity to visit Castaway Cay, in addition to the lively town of Key West.

Baja Getaways from San Diego

The Disney Wonder returns to San Diego in March and April with cruises to Baja, Mexico, where you can enjoy vibrant culture, stunning beaches and exciting water activities.

Most sailings to the Baja peninsula call on the charming coastal city of Ensenada, known for its turquoise blue water and rugged mountainous terrain. A two-night cruise to Ensenada has a Friday departure from San Diego, giving you the ultimate weekend getaway to experience world-class entertainment aboard the Disney Wonder.

Four- and five-night Baja cruises include a visit to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico or to Catalina Island, a tropical gem off the California coast with plenty of outdoor adventures and seaside charm.


It’s time to take back the magic.  Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. today to see the line where the sea meets the sky!

(905) 857.3611 | 1.855.FDMAGIC
10 McEwan Drive West Unit 3 Bolton ON L7E 1H1
www.fairytaledestinations.com


Save Up to 35% on Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020


EARLY 2021 ROOM OFFER!  Check in to the Walt Disney World Resort most nights between January 3rd and April 17th and save up to 35% off of the cost of your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.

Don’t hesitate, as this offer MUST be booked on or before March 15th 2021 and is subject to availability.

The Walt Disney Travel Company does not allow you to stack discounts. Rest assured that your Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. Vacation Specialist will always offer you the best possible pricing available to you. Resort and room category availability is not guaranteed by The Walt Disney Travel Company. Offers are not offered on all Walt Disney World owned and operated resort hotels.

Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Begins Jan. 8, 2021

A global celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts is on its way to Walt Disney World Resort early next year, as the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is set for January 8th – February 22nd 2021.

The Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts offers fun for the whole family. Here is just a sketch of what to expect when the event debuts in January:

  • Indulge in over 15 Food Studios serving culinary art all around World Showcase
  • Explore and purchase the brilliant and diverse work of Disney and other invited artists on display in marketplaces encircling World Showcase Lagoon
  • Step into the scene at special photo locations scattered around the park
  • Participate in a paint-by-number mural that serves as a collaborative art project for all
  • Watch as visiting artists create magic right before your eyes
  • Catch performances by favorite EPCOT musical artists Mariachi Cobre and the JAMMitors.
  • Join an artful scavenger hunt and search for Figment around World Showcase
  • Shop for festival-exclusive merchandise

The health and well-being of Guests and Cast Members continues to be a top priority and Disney has implemented new measures to promote enhanced cleaning, physical distancing and reduced contact.

It’s time to take back the magic.  Grab your paintbrush and contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. today!

(905) 857.3611 | 1.855.FDMAGIC
10 McEwan Drive West Unit 3 Bolton ON L7E 1H1
www.fairytaledestinations.com


Let’s Get This Party Started

Monday, October 19th, 2020

On October 1st, 2021, The Walt Disney World Resort will be celebrating its 50th birthday.  And boy, has it come a very long way over the past fifty years.

When the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida opened its doors on October 1st, 1971, it consisted of one theme park, two resorts and a campground.

Cinderella Castle, 1978
Over the years, the collection of stories has grown and so, too, has the Walt Disney World Resort.  Today, it is a vast entertainment complex that encompasses over 122 square kilometres, filled with four theme parks, two waterparks, over 25 themed resort hotels, championship golf courses and other entertainment venues.

It was and always will be an extension of Walt himself; the legendary storyteller that he was.  From the Magic Mirror on the wall to staring at the edge of the water, these stories are the heart and soul of Disney magic.

The Walt Disney World Resort has become a place where Guests can dine in a Beast’s castle, young Padawans can rise with the Resistance and where those brave enough can fly on the back of a banshee.

October 1st, 2021 will kick off a year-long birthday celebration that you won’t want to miss.  And it’s not too early to plan if you want to be among the first to join the celebration, as Walt Disney World Vacation Packages for travel between September 26th and December 31st, 2021 are now available.

Cinderella Castle, 2020
It’s time to take back the magic.  Contact Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. today to get this party started!

(905) 857.3611 | 1.855.FDMAGIC
10 McEwan Drive West Unit 3 Bolton ON L7E 1H1
www.fairytaledestinations.com


Fairytale Field Report: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge – Disneyland

Friday, May 31st, 2019

As with most born in the 1970s, I have fond childhood memories imitating Darth Vader’s wheezing breath, watching my sister’s obsession with Luke Skywalker and enjoying spoiler-free days before finding out who Luke’s father was.   But I would not call myself a fan of the franchise by any means and my knowledge of Star Wars lore is limited. I watched Star Wars because my sister did. So, as excited as I was to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Disneyland Resort; I was also worried I wouldn’t truly understand or appreciate the amount of detail that the Disney Imagineers have put into it.

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Meet Dal!

Friday, March 29th, 2019

Dal is one of our amazing Vacation Specialists, adding his valuable knowledge and planning talents at Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc.

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Sailing on Disney Cruise Line – Without Kids!

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Did you know that Disney Cruise Line is not just for kids!? Have you been contemplating a voyage onboard one of Disney’s amazing ships, but not sure if it would be right for you? Keep on reading to learn why everyone can have fun on a Disney Cruise Line sailing, even without children!

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Meet Christine!

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Christine is an inspiring Vacation Specialist, founder, and owner of Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc.

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Fairytale Dreams & Destinations™ Inc. exclusively sells the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Resort in California, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort in South Carolina, Disney's Vero Beach Resort in Florida, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii and the Universal, Orlando Resort.

Fairytale Dreams and Destinations™ Inc. is an Ontario Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) authorized travel agency. TICO is an organization mandated by the Ontario Government to administer the Travel Industry Act, 2002 and an industry financed travel compensation fund. TICO Registration # 50010111
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