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by Disney Magic Diva

Disney's Magical Extras Add Even More Magic in 2018If you’ve been a Disney fan for very long, you know that Walt always believed in moving forward, doing new things, and opening new doors. It’s evident in the constant changes you find at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.  Almost every week there is some new announcement about an attraction, experience, restaurant, movie, or procedure. Such is the case with Magical Extras in 2018.

You may be wondering, “What are Magical Extras?” It’s the extra perks you receive as part of a Magic Your Way room/ticket package purchased through the Walt Disney Travel Company.  Typically, you receive a generic booklet in the mail with vouchers for free miniature golf, admission to ESPN Wide World of Sports, and discounts for entertainment, shopping, and dining.

For packages with arrival dates in 2018, instead of receiving a separate mailing with your voucher booklet, you will receive your vouchers and a Magical Extras card in the same box as your Magic Bands. You can find the card tucked in one end of your Magic Band box.  You’ll also find 4 vouchers for one round of golf at either Disney’s Fantasia Gardens or Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course and 4 vouchers for one guest’s admission for one day to ESPN Wide World of Sports. Your luggage tags are also here! Disney's Magical Extras Add Even More Magic in 2018

Diva Tip: Don’t forget to look inside the cardboard tube the Magic Bands are wrapped around.  You luggage tag bands are hiding in there!

We just received our card, and it is a beautiful metallic blue! The back of the card will have the name of the lead guest, the number of people in the party, and your resort dates and reservation number.  You will need to present this card each time you want to take advantage of your Magical Extras benefits. So be sure to tuck it in your wallet before you head to Disney Springs!  You’ll also need to show the card when you redeem the miniature golf or ESPN Wide World of Sports vouchers.

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In addition, your Magical Extras card will get you discounts on lots of entertainment, shopping, and dining! Just like 2017, you can receive discounts at Splitsville Luxury Lanes and Sammy Duvall’s Water Sports.  But new for 2018 are additional shopping and dining discounts! Two popular dining choices at Disney Springs – Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop and Earl of Sandwich – now offer discounts with your Magical Extras card!  You can also receive a discount at Wolfgang Puck Express, a favorite of Passholder Diva (read her review here) and at Planet Hollywood Observatory (which is definitely on my “gotta-try-this” list!).

After you’ve enjoyed some of that scrumptious (and discounted!) food, you can work it off and use the money you saved by shopping! New to the list of stores which offer discounts for 2018 are Basin (another favorite of Divas!), JOHNNY WAS, Live Trends, Sublime Gifts and Finds, Sugarboo & Co. and UGG.

So if you’re thinking of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation in 2018, be sure to consider a room/ticket package. The Magical Extras will definitely add some magic to your stay!  If you’d like a quote on your vacation package, contact Patricia at All for Dreams Travel!  She will provide you FREE expert travel advice, book your entire package, and answer all your questions. Have a magical trip!

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