"Ohana means Family. Family means no one gets left behind, or forgotten."
-Lilo, Disney's 'Lilo & Stitch', 2001
Up & Up Travel started out as a simple idea, there should be a travel agency dedicated to booking and planning vacations to the many Disney destinations for families & groups who have Special Needs or Disabilities. We believe that no one's needs should be forgotten and no one should should be left out of the magic of travel to a Disney destination!
Our Agents come to your vacation with years of knowledge and life or professional experience with special needs, diagnoses, & disabilities. We are not Doctors or Medical Professionals, but we have decades of travel experience to Disney destinations with knowledge from many Special Needs viewpoints. We continuously work with our clients and families within the special needs and disabilities communities at large to come up with solutions for each vacation we plan.
Our mission is to assist as many families as we can with planning and booking their vacations to the Disney Parks, on the Disney Cruise Line, to Aulani a Disney Resort and Spa, or one of the many exciting itineraries provided by Adventures By Disney. We truly believe that a diagnosis does not mean the end to successful travel for a family, it simply means a different definition of what is considered success. There is a beautiful common ground we all have experienced while traveling with our own families and we have found that Disney provides a wonderful respite for families and can even inspire new goals to be met and new achievements made with each vacation completed.
We also can and have planned many trips for families who do not travel with the added concerns of Special Needs and or a Disability. You can rest assured that your vacation is in very capable hands and we guide our Clients through every step of the process from quoting, to booking, to the smallest of details. We have found that our organization, effort and attention to detail is readily applied to any style of Disney vacation.
We understand what works for one family may not work for the next. We partner with caregivers & parents to determine exactly what their familes need in order to provide the best recommendations possible. We stay continuously interested in changes, touring plans, upcoming and current promotions with Disney & with other travel partners in the immediate vicinities to make sure that any options our clients need are represented.
Our goal is to serve the client's needs at all times, to make a truly customized vacation. This time should be one of respite, not a source of stress & worry.
We work tirelessly to make sure we are aware of what's happening in the parks especially as it pertains to Guests who need added accommodations. We make traveling to Disney our business: what's coming, what's changing & what's happening during your dates of travel. All at no cost to you, whatsoever.