February 20, 2017

Great Wolf Lodge Groupon Discount – as low as $119/night

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If you’ve been waiting for a discount on the Great Wolf Lodge – it’s back on Groupon!  See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select. Some locations are as low as $119/night!

For those of you in Washington, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grand Mound location. You can choose from FOUR options for the Grand Mound, Washington – as low as $189/night ($170.10 with above code), with a one-night minimum.  See all Grand Mound options here.

Make sure and read the fine print on the offer to make sure that it works for you!

What You Get

  • Stay for six in a Family Suite, Wolf Den Suite, or KidKamp Suite, seven in a KidCabin Suite, or eight in a Grand Bear Suite
  • Daily water park wristbands for each registered guest up to maximum occupants per room type
  • Select options include $50 dining credit per night, valid at any onsite restaurant (dining credit not included with Family Suite option)
  • May have the maximum number of guests in room option purchased for no additional fee
  • Dates into April 2017

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Additional fees: $29.99 daily resort fee plus tax added at purchase.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.

See all Great Wolf Lodge discounts here

February 20, 2017

FREE admission to National Parks today, February 20

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National Parks FREE Day – February 20

Today more than 100 national parks are waiving the entrance fees today for Presidents’ Day! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

Entrance fees to National Parks will be waived again April 15 – 16 for National Park Week. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included.

  • April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

If you love the outdoors, check out The Clymb, it’s a great Northwest daily deal site featuring all outdoor equipment, clothing and more at great prices. REI Outlet is also one of my favorites.

February 18, 2017

Northwest Trek – FREE kids admission with adult, This weekend!

FREE KIDS N’ CRITTERS EVENT

This weekend, February 18 – 20, Northwest Trek is hosting Kids n Critters – with FREE admission for up to 4 kids (ages 12 and under) per paying adult or senior. Guests can join a kid-friendly, 30-minute Discovery Tram Tour to spy on moose, bison, elk, and other herd animals roaming freely through a 435-acre natural habitat.

In the past, they’ve also offered FREE activities, crafts, and special trailside encounters. Are you planning to head to this event?

February 14, 2017

FREE admission to National Parks next Monday, February 20

FREE_National_parks-daysSave the Date! Next Monday, February 20, more than 100 national parks are waiving the entrance fees for Presidents’ Day! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

Entrance fees to National Parks will be waived again April 15 – 16 for National Park Week. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included.

  • April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

If you love the outdoors, check out The Clymb, it’s a great Northwest daily deal site featuring all outdoor equipment, clothing and more at great prices. REI Outlet is also one of my favorites.

February 10, 2017

Northwest Trek – FREE kids admission with adult, Feb. 18 – 20

FREE KIDS N’ CRITTERS EVENT

Save the date! February 18 – 20, 2017, Northwest Trek is hosting Kids n Critters – with FREE admission for up to 4 kids (ages 12 and under) per paying adult or senior. Guests can join a kid-friendly, 30-minute Discovery Tram Tour to spy on moose, bison, elk, and other herd animals roaming freely through a 435-acre natural habitat.

In the past, they’ve also offered FREE activities, crafts, and special trailside encounters. Are you planning to head to this event?

February 10, 2017

FREE Disney Parks Vacation Planning DVD – request yours today!


We love these Disney Parks vacation planning DVDS – they are free and we order them every year to see the newest park attractions and hotels! Click the banner above to request your FREE Disney Vacation Planner

January 16, 2017

FREE admission to National Parks, Today, January 16

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Today only, more than 100 national parks are waiving the entrance fees today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

Entrance fees to National Parks will be waived again on February 20 for Presidents’ Day. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included.

  • January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 20: Presidents’ Day
  • April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

If you love the outdoors, check out The Clymb, it’s a great Northwest daily deal site featuring all outdoor equipment, clothing and more at great prices. REI Outlet is also one of my favorites.

January 15, 2017

5 Reasons to Plan Ahead for Disney World

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5 Reasons to Plan Ahead for Disney World

There’s no rule that you have to plan a Disney World vacation far in advance, but those in the know make sure to plan their Disney World vacation with plenty of notice. Why? The early bird gets the worm is a very accurate statement here. From better dining to better days in the parks, read on to find out why you should plan ahead, too!

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1.) Dining reservations. Ever hear of people dining inside of Cinderella Castle? Or maybe a lovely meal at Be Our Guest, in the Beast’s castle? Famously popular restaurants like these book up very early. How early? Dining reservations open up 180 days in advance at 6 a.m. EST. And the most popular restaurants can book up in the blink of an eye, especially during busy seasons. For the best number of choices, having your trip booked before the 180 mark is smart. Plus, those staying onsite get the perk of being able to make dining reservations on that 180th day for up to 10 days forward…something offsite guests don’t get to do.

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2.) Resort choices. It’s true, Disney has a lot of resorts to choose from. But not all of them will be the right fit for you, and occupancy levels are high at Disney resorts. This means that some resorts can book up as you get closer to the trip dates. And even within a resort you like, specific room categories can sell out.

3.) Discount availability. When a discount is released, it’s for a limited time and limited rooms. If you wait too long, the discount will end and rack rate is all that is left. Worried about booking before a discount comes out? For those booking with a specialist, these discounts can be watched for and applied to existing bookings if the discount is available for the dates and room type.

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4.) Special activities. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique makeovers in the castle, Pirate and Pals Fireworks Cruise, special dessert parties – these special activities require reservations and do book up. Sitting down to look at your days and deciding if and when you’d like to do these (or getting personalized advice from your travel consultant) will allow you to have reservations made early, with the best chance for availability remaining.

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5.) FastPass+. For Disney World, you are given the opportunity to reserve three FastPass+ reservations per park day. These are essentially like ride reservations where you bypass the longer lines and are a very important part of having a strategy for a smoother experience. These open 60 days in advance of your arrival for onsite guests and 30 days in advance for offsite guests. Some of the most popular rides can book up completely at that point in time, especially during the busy season. (Not sure what makes sense to reserve? Have an expert plan your days based on your overall goals to ensure the least waits in line!)

So if you’re thinking summer or fall sounds far away right now, but you know you want to visit Disney World then, it’s not actually far at all! In the world of Disney planning, right now is the best time to get started!

Psssst! Did you just read this and panic a little bit (or a lot) because you were hoping to go this winter or spring? Send me an email – I’m really good at last minute planning when needed!

sabrina-enchanted-travelerThis post was written by Sabrina Tinius, a specialist in planning Disney vacations for families who want less stress and more time making memories that last a lifetime. 

Through her in depth destination knowledge, park touring strategies and incredibly detailed planning, Sabrina is here to help you have a more enjoyable Disney vacation — while saving you tons of time and stress. And when she’s not busy crafting amazing Disney vacations, you can find her hanging out with her two awesome kids, taking family vacations of her own, and occasionally baking up a storm in her Seattle area kitchen. 

Meet Sabrina and get ready to experience just how amazing a well planned Disney vacation can be at www.theenchantedtraveler.com.

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