More details have been released about Fairy Tale Concierge's Universal Orlando Giveaway!
The contest will go live Sunday, February 13. To be eligible, you must be following my social media channels. That means that you'll need to follow my Facebook and/or Instagram page in order to win.
There is NO purchase necessary to enter. The contest rules will be posted on February 21 with the contest entry form.
Universal Orlando Giveaway
Fairy Tale Concierge is at it again! We're giving away another Universal Orlando vacation!
One very lucky winner will receive a 3 day, 3 night Universal Orlando vacation for up to 4 people! Better yet, you'll get to use the advisor of your choosing (hint, hint!) to plan the whole thing!
Details about this incredible giveaway will be posted soon! In the meantime, make sure that you're following my Facebook and Instagram pages for giveaway information as soon as it's posted!
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Gift Guide: Road Trip
Whether you're heading near or far, there's nothing like a road trip! Keep reading to learn everything that will make your next road trip successful, even for your tiniest travelers!
While these are great for while your kiddos are in the stroller, never underestimate a stroller fan in the car! This popular stroller fan clips easily onto car seats, too, making it essential for any traveling family.
Kids Travel Tray
This travel tray absolutely does it all! Truly the holy grail of all travel trays. Your kids will stay happy, engaged, and content, which makes for an enjoyable car ride for everyone. The dry-erase board doubles as an eating tray, and even has zipper storage pouches on the side for snacks, art supplies, toys, and more. Plus, there's even a tablet stand that actually secures the tablet in place. Need I say more?
One of the hardest parts about a road trip is actually keeping everything organized. Keep purses, backpacks, diaper bags, water bottles, and more off of the floor and within reach. This best-selling headrest hook actually comes in a pack of 4. No hardware required!
Car Trash Can
No more loose wrappers in the car! This car trash can actually has a cover and holds up to 1.85 gallons! The adjustable, elastic strap allows you to hang this wherever you need it and guarantees no spills. Better yet, it's both compact and foldable when not in use.
Kick Mats (with organizer!)
Say goodbye to scuff marks and wet footprints on the back of your car's seats! This 2-pack of kick mats also include mesh pockets for storage! You'll protect your car's upholstery, all while giving your family a little extra storage space. This is also great for pets!
There are tons of great ways to keep your kids occupied in the car. For a little break from screen time, an activity book is an excellent alternative. These Melissa & Doug activity books actually feature reusable stickers! There are tons available from princesses to dinosaurs to pets and more!
Travel Planning Binder
Plan the perfect road trip (and destination!) with this printable travel planner from Etsy. Everything from budgeting to packing and everything in between can stay organized with this planner!
Plan the Perfect Trip
Is Disney or Universal your road trip destination? If so, contact me to become a concierge-level client! Not sure if a travel advisor is right for you?I offer complimentary vacation consultations to help decide if I'm the right fit!
Gift Guide: 1st Disney Trip
There's nothing like your first trip to Disney! Every kid (or kid at heart!) will love each of these gifts to kick off their first Disney trip!
Good luggage is essential to any Disney trip. This American Tourister luggage is a long-time favorite, and it comes in a huge variety of patterns! This luggage is high quality, long-lasting, and a must-have for any Disney fan!
American Tourister doesn't just make full-size luggage, it also makes fantastic kid-sized carry-on luggage, too! The kids luggage comes in all of their favorite characters, so there are plenty of options to choose from!
Kids Water Bottle
One of my biggest travel tips is to stay hydrated! For the adults, I always recommend carrying this water bottle strap. It fits around your water bottle to help remind you to sip throughout the day. However, if it's your kiddo's first trip, help them stay hydrated with this water bottle designed just for kids!
This one is perfect for every momma in the parks! The stylish, sleek design is a home run, and with subtle Disney touches, it's perfect. I've rounded up some other great bags here and have a complete park bag packing checklist here. Make sure you check both of these posts before you head to the parks!
Disney Planning Binder
Keep everything organized for the perfect first trip with this Disney Planning Binder from Etsy. Keep everything from dining to budgeting to packing organized!
Give the Gift of a Perfect Trip
Why not give the gift of a Disney vacation? As a Disney destination specialist, I can take care of all plans from beginning to end for a seamless, perfect trip! Contact me to get more information or to become a concierge-level client.
It’s time to experience the magic of Disney at sea once again!! The Disney Dream will begin cruising from Florida on August 9th!
Tropical voyages to the Bahamas will depart from Port Canaveral, Florida. All sailings will be 3 and 4 night cruises and all will stop at Castaway Cay, Disney's private island. These sailings will be overflowing with magic, including beloved character encounters, enchanting Broadway-style musicals, a fireworks display at sea, and more!
Procedures that are being implemented for the well-being of Guests and Crew Members include:
For pricing or more information about Disney Cruise Line, contact me!
Walt Disney World has announced four new resort hotel reopenings, available for booking tomorrow, July 8th. Yes, this OFFICIALLY means that every hotel will be reopened by the end of 2021!
Beginning July 8, 2021, I will begin booking:
FREE Vacation Giveaway!
Fairy Tale Concierge is giving away a FREE Universal Orlando vacation! (Yes, you read that correctly!!) To celebrate the return of travel, we are giving away a 3 night Universal Orlando Resort vacation for 4 people! No purchase necessary!
To enter to win the Universal Orlando vacation, please click here:
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5. Prizes: The Winner of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive a 3-night, 3-day vacation for up to four people to Universal Orlando Resort in 2021.
This package includes:
• Three-nights accommodations at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel in a standard room
• Up to four (4) 3-day, 3-park tickets
• Your choice of a Fairy Tale Concierge agent to plan your vacation.
Valid for redemption most nights up to expiration date excluding holidays and some peak times.
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2022 Packages are Here!
SURPRISE! Months ahead of their typical schedule, Walt Disney World has released 2022 packages! Contact me to receive your complimentary quote!
Catching a wave...in Orlando? I had the opportunity to stay at Endless Summer: Surfside Inn and Suites at Universal Orlando Resort in December! This value resort has totally stolen my heart! It's part of the Endless Summer Resort, with Dockside Inn and Suites rounding out the complex.
Upon arriving at Surfside, I immediately noticed the health and safety measures being taken to keep everyone safe. (More on that later!) The front desk was staffed, but distanced, and I did not have to wait for a team member to greet me. We received our keys, and headed straight to the Vacation Planning Desk to grab our tickets.
We stayed in a Standard 2 Queen room. One thing that I really loved about the elevators is that, to get to guest floors, you had to scan your room key before the elevator took you to your room. Elevators were also limited to just your travel party, so no sharing a small space with strangers! Our room was spacious and clean. One touch that I really loved was the bottle of hand sanitizer in our room. While I had multiple bottles that we'd packed, I definitely took this one as a souvenir! (And may have already used it once or twice since then!) The resort also features 2 bedroom suites, which is a fantastic option for larger parties or for families who prefer to spread out a bit!
A video of our room tour can be found on IGTV. Watch that here!
Surfside featured a few different dining options that we experienced: Starbucks, Beach Break Cafe, Sand Bar, and resort pizza delivery. Starbucks was located in the lobby, and had your traditional Starbucks fare. Beach Break Cafe was the quick-service location. We ordered two burgers and fries. This was socially distanced, fast, and the food was fresh. That evening, we stopped in at the Sand Bar, which is the pool bar. Seats were distanced, service was fast and friendly, and drink prices were very reasonable. Later in the evening, we ordered pizza delivery from the resort. We had a gluten-free cheese pizza, fruit & cheese appetizer, and two (GIANT) waters. Again, the food was fresh and delicious, and service was much faster than we expected!
Health and Safety
The health and safety guidelines at Universal Orlando were unparalleled. At our resort, we noticed hand sanitizer stations near the front desk, Vacation Planning Desk, near every entrance/exit, and at elevator bays. We also noticed social distancing markers and signage throughout the resort. One feature that I loved was having our temperature checked at the resort before heading to the parks. Guests were issued a colored wristband daily after their temperature screening. (Colors changed by the day.) These wristbands are required for entering the parks, and saved tons of time at park arrival time since we already had this done! We never had to wait in a line for a temperature check. The shuttle (which we also never waited for!) had assigned seating areas for each party to encourage social distancing. Face coverings, of course, are required unless you are actively eating and drinking in a stationary location.
*Please note: temperature checks were phased out as of May 19th, 2021 and Face Coverings were not required indoors or outdoors for vaccinated travelers as of May 29th, 2021.
My overall experience at Endless Summer: Surfside Inn and Suites was FANTASTIC. I would recommend Endless Summer to any clients visiting Universal Orlando Resort. It's a fantastic budget-friendly option without feeling like a "value" resort. Remember, any stay at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel includes Early Park Admission, free shuttles, resort-wide charging privileges, complimentary merchandise delivery to hotel, and Club-to-Club access at CityWalk!
Click here for more information or to book your next stay at Universal Orlando Resort!
Looking to travel to Walt Disney World in 2021? I'm highlighting my top Disney Resort picks for 2021 guests! I've included my top picks for Value, Moderate, Deluxe, and Villa Resorts as well as a few honorable mentions!
Value Resort: Pop Century
Disney's Pop Century Resort is in the Value Resort category. What makes this truly unique is that it's now on the Skyliner route...which means it connects you straight to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, in addition to the Art of Animation, Caribbean Beach, and Riviera Resorts. The rooms were all recently refurbished, so everything will feel brand new and much cleaner than before! Rooms sleep 4, plus 1 child under 3.