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Special Disney Holiday Promotions!

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‘Tis the season for giving! When families book their trips with Woodbrey Family Travel, they don’t just receive our services for free, but they also receive free gifts for each person traveling. Book your next Disney vacation before December 31, 2018 & we will add even more extra gifts to your next package!  See below for details.
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All Disney Vacation packages will receive the following:
  • Disney Lanyards
  • Disney Trading Pins
  • Disney Playing Cards or Card Game for kids
  • Autograph book & pen for the kids
  • Disney Key Chains for the adults
  • Exclusive Disney Park Button
  • A 5X7 Signed Character Photo – We will use one of the character photos taken from your trip and have the Disney Character(s) to sign the photo for you.
  • Disney Luggage Tags
  • Exclusive Disney Celebration/Park Button (different from the one above)
  • Discount Booklet to use at Downtown Disney
  • Movie Tickets to a Private showing of Toy Story 4 (Utah bookings only)
Walt Disney WorldPackages will also receive:
  • Disney’s Magic Bands
  • Disney Luggage Tags
  • 4 Mini-Golf passes to use at one of the 4 mini-golf courses at WDW
  • Discount booklet with savings at shops and restaurants at Disney Springs

runDisney Packages receive everything outlined in the Walt Disney World package listed above in addition to receiving extra discounts on race bibs:

  • A $30-$200 Disney Visa Gift Card or onboard credit (based on number of nights booked)

Please contact us, for more information or to book your next Disney Adventure!

Woodbrey Family Travel

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Up to 25% Savings on Select Tropical Disney Cruises from Both Coasts!

Disney Cruise Line has just released some amazing discounts on four sailing for this next year. Guests can save between 20% to 25% off of these cruises. Full details on these sailing are listed below.

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25% off prevailing rates as quoted by Disney Cruise Line by booking Verandah Category with Restrictions (Category VGT) aboard the Disney Dream:

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral, Florida on January 14, 2019

  • $948 per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $66 per person not included.

 

20% off prevailing rates as quoted by Disney Cruise Line by booking Verandah Category with Restrictions (Category VGT) aboard the Disney Magic:

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami, Florida on January 30, 2019

  • $752 per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $90 per person not included.

 

20% off prevailing rates as quoted by Disney Cruise Line by booking Oceanview Category with Restrictions (Category OGT) aboard the Disney Wonder:

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from San Juan on January 27, 2019

  • $1,267 per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $89 per person not included.

 

20% off prevailing rates as quoted by Disney Cruise Line by booking Verandah Category with Restrictions (Category VGT) aboard the Disney Wonder:

7-Night Mexican Riviera Cruise from San Diego, California on April 21, 2019

  • $2,093 per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $126 per person not included.

 

Important Details on Inside Category with Restrictions, Oceanview Category with Restrictions and Verandah Category with Restrictions (Category IGT, OGT and VGT)

  • Valid for new bookings only
  • Full payment is required at the time of booking for all Guests and is non-refundable.
  • Full legal names of all Guests are required at time of booking and no name changes are allowed.
  • Specific stateroom will be assigned at a later time, based on availability.

Please contact us for more information or to book a your next Disney Cruise vacation.

Woodbrey Family Travel

Creating Dream Vacations
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Save Up to 25% on Select Rooms at a Disneyland Resort Hotel

You can celebrate a brand new year by staying close to can’t-miss theme park fun with this magical offer!

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Explore room savings available at all 3 Disneyland Resort hotels:

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • Save up to 20% on Standard rooms and 25% on Premium rooms

Disneyland Hotel

  • Save up to 20% on Standard rooms and 25% on Premium rooms

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

  • Save up to 10% on Standard and Premium rooms

Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights January 6 through April 11, 2019. To take advantage of this special offer, book through March 16, 2019; travel must be completed by April 12, 2019.

Please contact us for more information or to book a Disneyland vacation package.

Woodbrey Family Travel

Creating Dream Vacations
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Disneyland Limited Time Special Ticket Offer

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For a limited time, you can visit the Disneyland Resort theme parks for as little as $70 per day when you purchase a 3-Day, 1-Park Per Day Ticket ($210).

Plus, one Magic Morning early admission is included with each ticket. You can also add Disney’s all new MaxPass for an additional $10 per day.

Special Offer Ticket Pricing

  • 3-Day, 1-Park Per Day Ticket: $210
    • With Disney MaxPass: $240
  • 4-Day, 1-Park Per Day Ticket:  $229
    • With Disney MaxPass: $269
  • 5-Day, 1-Park Per Day Ticket: $239
    • With Disney MaxPass: $289
  • 3-Day, Park Hopper Ticket: $260
    • With Disney MaxPass: $290
  • 4-Day, Park Hopper Ticket: $279
    • With Disney MaxPass: $319
  • 5-Day, Park Hopper Ticket: $289
    • With Disney MaxPass: $339

These tickets are valid for use beginning January 7, 2019 and expire 13 days after the first day of use or on May 23, 2019, whichever occurs first. The following blockout dates apply: April 14 through April 22, 2019. Tickets and Disney MaxPass are nonrefundable.

Purchase from November 20, 2018 through May 18, 2019.

Please contact us for more information or to book a Disneyland vacation package.

Woodbrey Family Travel

Creating Dream Vacations
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Book Early & Save Up to 25% on Rooms at Select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

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A Walt Disney World vacation is the perfect holiday gift for loved ones to create memories that last a lifetime. You can cross another holiday present off their list and save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights January 1 through April 27, 2019.

With so many unique and exciting things to discover at all 4 theme parks in the new year—NOW is the best time to book your 2019 getaway. When you add valid theme park admission to this room offer, you’ll be able to play big in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, soak up a variety of new, limited-time experiences at Magic Kingdom park and explore the ultimate celebration of food, art and entertainment at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts.

Offer ends on January 2, 2019.

Please contact us for more information or to book one of these amazing Walt Disney World Vacations.

Woodbrey Family Travel

Creating Dream Vacations
cody@woodbreyfamilytravel.com
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Top 15 Tips for Navigating a runDisney Event

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Top 15 Tips for Navigating a runDisney Event

1. Expo – The expo will usually open the day before the first race event at about 12:00 pm. Those who have bought the race retreat will be able to get into the expo a few hours earlier. It runs for three days except for the marathon weekend where it runs for four days. Make note, the expo closes early on the last day of the expo. The Expo is where you will pick up your race bibs and shirts for the various races. It’s also a great place to buy event merchandise along with other race gear, energy supplements.

  • I would recommend getting to the expo sooner than later so you have the chance to buy any of the exclusive event merchandise. Many of the exclusive merchandise items will sell out within the first few hours of the expo opening up.
  • Be sure to bring a photo ID along with your signed waiver with you when getting your bibs at the Expo. If you forget to bring your ID you will NOT be able to pick up your race bib. Make note that you are not allowed to pick up another runner’s bib! Parents can pick up the bibs of their children, but that is the only exception.   
  • The Expo is free to enter for everyone and you don’t have to use your park ticket to get in.

2. Stay Hydrated– During the 48 hours leading up to your race you should drink four to six ounces of water every hour you’re awake. Avoid dehydration elements such as alcohol, caffeine, salty foods and carbonated drinks.

3. What To Eat– Avoid eating large or heavy meals and eat low or non-fat snacks continually all day long the day before the race. It is recommended that you eat a high carb meal the night before (i.e. a pasta dish).

4. Go To Bed Early – Getting to bed early will allow your body to recover from the day, especially if you spent it in the parks. The early morning will come sooner than you think. Getting back to your resort a few hours before you plan to go to bed will allow you to wind down from the day and get focused on the race. During this time you can read, watch TV, listen to music, talk with friends, sit out by the pool, and lay out your running clothes & gear for the next day. Having everything organized the night before will make the morning go a lot smoother. Trying to get things ready when you’re half a sleep can create stress and increase the chance of forgetting something.

5. Relax While Enjoying the Parks– When you think about doing a day in the parks, relaxation is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. That being the case, while enjoying the parks, make sure to take the time to sit down whenever you can. A great way to do this is to enjoy the variety of shows and entertainment in the parts.  It allows you to get off your feet, but still enjoy the magic of the parks.  You may also want to make a dining reservation. This will give you more time to sit and relax than you would if you just went to a regular counter service meal.   It may also give you a delicious way to carb load the evening before the race.

6. Bring Your Phone to the Race– There are MANY great photo opportunities during the races. There are PhotoPass cast members along the course ready to help you take pictures with several Disney characters & icons. However, having your own camera ensures you have a back up regardless of how the PhotoPass pictures turn out.

7. Don’t Worry About Your PR (Personal Record)– You paid a little extra for the magic so take the time to ENJOY THE EXTRA MAGIC. How often can you run through the parks and not get in trouble with a cast member? There are so many fun experiences along the course you will want to enjoy but if you’re focused on getting a PR you might run right past all the extra fun things along the course.

8. Sports Gear– Wearing the right gear will either make or break your running experience.

  • Shoes:Be sure to wear shoes that have been broken in but are not too worn out. Wearing brand new shoes will cause extra pain and discomfort on your feet. You are also more likely to get blisters or cuts on your feet with new shoes.If you buy shoes at the Expo, I would not recommend wearing them for the races.
  • Compression Socks:Another thing I have come to really enjoy is wearing full-length compression socks. Wearing compression socks helps with blood flow and helps prevent muscle cramping. There are a lot of different compression socks out there, so be sure to get the correct kind.  I bought mine a local sporting goods store, and they are specifically designed for running.
  • KT Tape:KT Tap is an elastic sports tape that is designed to relieve pain while supporting muscles, tendons and ligaments. I’ve used KT tape several times and it does make the difference for me in helping me get through my races. There are very specific ways to apply the tape and each area is applied slightly different from each other so be sure to watch the help demos online to make sure you put it on correctly.

9. Arrive Early– There are two main reasons runners arrive early to the various races: to see the Disney Characters and to be one of the first runners in the corral.

  • Disney Characters:Typically before each of the main races, runDisney will have six different characters for runners to meet. They also have the same six characters at the end of the races to meet with your finisher medals. If you want to see the characters before the races, you will want to show up as early as you can as the lines get quite long. I would recommend catching the first bus from your resort to head over to the starting line at Epcot. The buses will start leaving the resorts at 3:00 am. If you are driving to the starting line, I would recommend leaving about ten minutes before the buses leave. Doing this will allow you to beat the hundreds of runners to the characters and you might even be able to see all six characters without much waiting.
  • Corrals: The race corrals usually open for runners to enter about an hour before the races begin. Many runners will gather about an hour and half to two hours before race begins just outside of the corrals so they can be the first ones in their assigned corral.
    • Being one of the first ones in the corral, allows you start the race off at a quicker pace. Most corrals will have over a thousand runners in them, so if you’re in the middle or the back of the corral you will start off the race walking verses running and you could be walking for a good mile or two.
    • Those who are placed in the last corrals have a much harder time seeing the Disney characters along the course because the lines are fairly long by the time they get to characters. My recommendation for those in the later corrals would be to arrive early so you are one of the first in their corral and to try to see the characters before or after the races.
    • Those in the last corral are more likely to be picked up for not keeping the 16-minute per mile. runDisney will not start the 16-minute mile requirement until the last corral goes. Meaning those in the earlier corrals will have a few more minutes to complete the race. runDisney has assigned two female runners with balloons (AKA “Balloon Ladies”) to help runners know when the cut off time is. If you’re passed by the “Balloon Ladies” you are in jeopardy of getting picked up, so be sure to run faster than they are.
    • If you’re picked up for one reason or another, you will still get the race medal for that race. If you are doing the challenge, you will not get the challenge medal.

10. Bathroom Time– I would recommend going to the bathroom before getting into your corral.The corrals fill up fairly quickly and trying to get your spot back after leaving the corral can be quite difficult. Once the race has begun, I would also recommend not stopping at the first set of port-a-potties as the lines for these are pretty long and will add extra time to your running pace. If you can, I would recommend using the restrooms in the theme parks as they usually don’t have long lines, are cleaner, nicer and don’t smell all that bad.

11. Run Your Own Race – It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of running a Disney race and being with so many excited runners. Be sure to run your own race at your own pace. Only you know how you have trained and what your body can withstand. Running faster than what you have trained for could cause you to burn out quickly, get hurt and prevent you from finishing the race. And honestly don’t take the race too serious; you’re here for the extra magic of running with Disney.

12. Run–Walk–Run Method– The majority of runners use the run-walk-run method and most will use an app to help them be consistent in their pacing. When using this method early and regularly it will help restore resiliency to the main running muscles and extend their capacity towards the end of the race. It will also help with fatigue and help speed up recovery in the muscles.

  • Allows those with some types of previous injuries to train without furthering an injury.
  • Allows runner to improve their finish time compared to those who continuously run.
  • Speedy recovery from each long run
  • It nearly erases fatigue with each early walk break by keeping your pace and effort level conservative in the early stages.
  • Extends the capacity of the running muscles at the end of the run because you are shifting the workload between the walking and running muscles.

13. Proper Running Form– Jeff Galloway, the official runDisney training consultant, believes with proper running form, you can significantly reduce effort and give extra strength to you at the end of your race. Here are a couple tips he suggests for efficient running techniques.

  • Keep your feet low to the ground without lifting the knees
  • Maintain an upright running posture so that almost no muscle power is needed to keep the body in position.
  • Stay light on your feet verses springing off of the ground and let your feet gently lift off in a reflex action as the body rolls forward.
  • Concentrate on eliminating discomfort in the exercising muscles by adjusting your stride and leg motion to feel comfortable and smooth as you run.

14. After the Race– Your work is not done after you cross the finish line. There are a few extra steps you should take in order to help your body recover and prevent injury.

  • You should continue to stretch your muscles and walk for about another half a mile or more.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, it’s recommended to drink about 4-8oz.
  • Within 30 minutes of finishing you should have a snack that is about 80% carbohydrates and 20% protein.
  • Soak your legs in cool water for about 10-20 minutes within two hours of finishing the race.
  • Be sure to take time to walk a few more times throughout the day for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Foam rolling is a great way to release the lactic acids in your leg muscles.

15. Just Have Fun!– My last piece of advice for you is to just have fun. Truly take it all in and enjoy running through some of most iconic theme parks in the world. Dress up or don’t dress up, stop or don’t stop to take pictures, but just make this race one you will never forget and let the Magic of Disney shine through!

Woodbrey Family Travel is an official runDisney travel provider, so be sure to contact us to book your next runDisney adventure.. 

 

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’Tis The Season to Save Up to 25% Off Select Stays at a Disneyland Resort Hotel

With festive sights, sounds and aromas all around, it’s easy to catch the holiday spirit and create lasting memories when you stay in the middle of the magic.

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Explore room savings valid at all 3 Disneyland Resort hotels most Sunday through Thursday nights from October 28 through December 20, 2018 when you book now through December 6, 2018:

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • Save up to 20% on Standard rooms and 25% on Premium rooms

Disneyland Hotel

  • Save up to 15% on Standard rooms and 20% on Premium rooms

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

  • Save up to 10% on Premium rooms
Important Details

  • Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights from October 28 through December 20, 2018.
  • Book from September 12 through December 6, 2018; travel must be completed by December 21, 2018.
  • Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Regal suites.
  • Not valid on previously booked rooms.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Excludes applicable fees and taxes.
  • Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply per room.
  • Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers.
  • Subject to restrictions and change without notice.
  • Separate theme park admission required to enjoy the parks.

Please contact us for more information or to book one of these great Disneyland Vacations. 

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Winter & Spring Travel Offer: Save On Select Adventures by Disney Vacations

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Save Up to $300 Per Person on Amazing Adventures

Take advantage of this seasonal travel offer and save up to $300 per person on select land and Short Escape vacations from January 6, 2018 through April 30, 2019 when you book through March 15, 2019.

Save $300 Per Person On the Following Adventures by DisneyLand Adventures*:

ASIA, AFRICA & AUSTRALIA

  • South Africa:March 23; April 13, 2019
  • Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia:January 6, 2019
  • Australia:February 10; March 15; April 14, 2019

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

  • Costa Rica:February 13; March 9, 20 & 27; April 17, 2019
  • Ecuador: Amazon & Galápagos Islands:January 15, 2019
  • Ecuador & Galápagos Islands:March 11 & 25, 2019
  • Peru:April 30, 2019

EUROPE

  • Austria and Czech Republic:April 19, 2019
  • Germany:April 19, 2019
  • Greece:April 19, 2019
  • Italy:March 22; April 12, 2019

NORTH AMERICA

  • Disneyland Resort and Southern California:January 20; February 17, March 17 & April 21, 2019
  • Philadelphia & Washington D.C.:March 24; April 14, 2019

Save $150 Per Person on the Following Adventures by DisneyShort Escapes:

NORTH AMERICA

  • Disneyland Resort & Southern California Short Escape:March 7 & 26; April 11 & 25, 2019

Please Note: Each departure has limited spaces as well as a limit of 4 reservations per departure, so book now!

*For land packages, travel must be booked 30-45 days prior to applicable departure date, depending on itinerary.

Please contact us for more information or to book one of these fun Adventure by Disney Vacations. 

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Enjoy a 4th Night FREE Near the Magic with This Good Neighbor Hotel Package Offer

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Book a non-discounted 3-night package at a participating Good Neighbor Hotel that includes a minimum 3-day (1-Park per day) Disneyland® Resort theme park ticket per person, and get a 4th night FREE. Valid for select stays arriving April 11 through December 31, 2018. See chart below for details.

2018 Good Neighbor Hotel FREE Night Offer (as of 4/11/18)

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Important Information: The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Advance reservations required. Promotion dates vary per hotel, subject to availability. Upon a minimum three (3) paid consecutive-nights’ stay at a participating Disneyland Resort Good Neighbor Hotel, a fourth (4th) free night will be added and must be consecutive to the three (3) nights stayed. Limited to one (1) free night per reservation. Tickets expire 13 days after first use or on January 13, 2019 (whichever occurs first) and each day of use of a ticket constitutes one full day of use. Tickets may not be sold or transferred for commercial purposes. Good Neighbor Hotel packages also include all Walt Disney Travel Company package inclusions. Subject to change without notice. Blockout dates and other restrictions apply. Not valid with any other discounts or promotions.

Please contact us, for more information or to book one of these fun Disneyland vacations!

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Pixar Pier Takes Shape Summer 2018!

In addition to the newly reimagined Incredicoaster and all-new Lamplight Lounge, you will discover new experiences – both big and small – throughout the newly reimagined Pixar Pier.

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In 2019, Jessie the yodeling cowgirl will invite you for a rootin’ tootin’ spin on Jessie’s Critter Carousel. Inspired by Jessie’s wilderness friends in the “Woody’s Roundup” television show from “Toy Story 2,” this newly reimagined attraction is a classic boardwalk carousel with a whimsical spin. Saddle up on one of 56 adorable friends, choosing from a turtle, snake, buzzard, armadillo, bunny, deer, raccoon, ram, skunk and two cozy logs inhabited by a family of owls.

And when Pixar Pier opens June 23, 2018 at Disney California Adventure® Park, you will find transformation around every corner.

Just past Lamplight Lounge, you will find Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats. Inspired by the lovable and not-at-all-abominable monster from “Monsters, Inc.,” this will be your go-to for frozen treats.

In the “Toy Story” neighborhood of Pixar Pier, big appetites and small fries alike will love the Poultry Palace. This giant fun meal inspired by Pixar’s short, “Toy Story Toon: Small Fry,” even comes with a Fun Meal Zurg!

You can also stop by Señor Buzz Churros, where Buzz has switched into Spanish mode to offer this quintessential Disneyland Resort treat.

Further down Pixar Pier, Angry Dogs will be serving up some hot items – which is the perfect place for Anger from “Inside Out.” The more he burns with rage, the hotter the dogs get!

Come discover these and many more newly themed experiences throughout Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park!

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