Category Archives: Disney Discounts

Military Monday – Sandals and Beaches Resorts

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Beaches Negril

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you may know that I am now a Certified Sandals Specialist!  I spent a day last month being trained by some of the best from Sandals.  I learned about beautiful Sandals and Beaches resorts in the Caribbean so that I can better assist you in making your vacation dreams a reality!  (I know, life is tough when you have to spend a day drooling over phenomenal  Caribbean resorts, world class restaurants and bars, relaxing spas and exciting outdoor activities!)

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The most exciting news, however, is that Sandals generously offers a wonderful military discount.  Sandals and Beaches resorts offers this discount on top of any other discounts that they offer!   (And they have some AMAZING discounts right now in general!)  This makes Sandals and Beaches more affordable than ever!

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Sandals Royal Caribbean

Sandals and Beaches always have luxury included!  Want to stay in a beautiful Romeo and Juliet suite at Sandals Royal Caribbean like the Bachelor did, just say the word, and you can enjoy luxury included for a steal as a thank you from Sandals.  Whether you want to celebrate a promotion or return from deployment, Sandals and Beaches are the perfect place to honeymoon or reconnect with each other or the whole family.

What are you waiting for?  Contact me at gretchen@destinationsinflorida.com or 818-519-0777 to plan your luxurious Caribbean escape today!

Disney Cruise Line Offers Military Discount for Spring Sailings

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Disney Cruise Line has released some AMAZING military discounts for upcoming sailings this spring.  You won’t want to miss out on these stellar deals on a Disney cruise.  These deals are perfect for pre or post deployment getaways, a celebratory cruise or a last minute vacation!

Disney Dream

4-Night Bahamian Cruise May 2, 2016 Category 11A $165.00 per night per person plus port fees and government taxes

Disney Fantasy

  • 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise May 21, 2016 Category11B $194.00 per night per person plus port fees and government taxes
  • 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
    • May 14, 2016 Category 11C $165.00 per night per person plus port fees and government taxes
    • May 28, 2016 Category 11C $209.00 per night per person plus port fees and government taxes
    • June 11, 2016 Category 11A $235.00 per night per person plus port fees and government taxes
  • 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise April 16, 2016 Category 7A $210.00 per night per person plus port fees and government taxes

Disney Magic

  • 14-Night Transatlantic Cruise May 15, 2016 Category 10C $90.00 per night per person plus port fees and government taxes
  • 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise April 3, 2016 Category 11A $162.00 per night per person plus port fees and government taxes
  • 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise April 24, 2016 Category 10A $135.00 per night per person plus port fees and government taxes

Are ou ready to enjoy all that Disney Cruise Line has to offer, including their private island Castaway Cay?  Don’t wait to contact me for a no-obligation quote!  These rates are limited and valid for booking for a limited time.  Don’t miss out on creating amazing memories to last a lifetime!

Save Up to 30% at Select Walt Disney World Resorts This Summer

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Disney is at it again and has released a new discount for select stays at Walt Disney World Resort June 12-August 25, 2016 when you book by June 10th.   This is a great opportunity to save on your summer vacation!

When you book with this special offer and add a minimum 2 day ticket to your package you can receive an exclusive BB-8 “Awaken Summer” MagicBand!  How super cute is this band?

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As usual, rooms for this discount are limited.  Don’t delay,  discover a summer like no other at Disney World!  Contact me for more information or quick, no obligation quote!

Military Monday: Will Disney Renew Their Military Discount for 2016?

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It’s that time of year again where everyone is waited with baited breath to see when/if Disney will be renewing it’s Armed Forces discount for the following year.  The military discount at Disney works off of the fiscal, not calendar year, so the current offer expires on October 3rd.   Last year the Armed Forces Salute renewal was announced on July 21st.  Hopefully we will see an announcement by then, if not sooner.

If you are looking to travel with the military discount in late 2015 or 2016, please know that we are on top of this release and will notify you as soon as it comes out!  If you’d like a quote as soon as this discount is released please submit a quote request form so that we can provide one to you as soon as the discount renewal is announced.

In the meantime, if you are anxious to book due to the 180 day mark and dining reservations or FastPass+ reservations, we can book your trip at the regular rate and add the military discount, pending availability, when it is released.

If you have any questions regarding your next Disney vacation or any upcoming vacation, please don’t hesitate to email me at gretchen@destinationsinflorida.com.  I look forward to helping you create magical memories to last a lifetime!

Thrifty Thursday

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for a way to save a buck.  I figure what I save can be applied to my Disney fund and help pay for my Disney and runDisney obsession.

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I’ve recently jumped on the gift card bandwagon after learning that my local grocery store, Winn-Dixie, offers fuel perks for purchasing gift cards at their stores!  I am able to purchase either $25 gift cards, or a gift card where I can add the amount of my choice!   The best part is, not only am I getting FuelPerks for purchasing a gift card, but I get FuelPerks for each $50 I spend.  So if I buy $500 in gift cards I’ve earned $1.00 off per gallon on gas!

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17 Cents a Gallon for Gas???? Yes, please!

In paying off my upcoming trip I recently purchased $1,000 in gift cards ($500 over two separate transactions, but I had not redeemed my FuelPerks yet.)  This mean that I got some super cheap gas!

One large SUV filled up for $3.38!  What a bargain!

One large SUV filled up for $3.38! What a bargain!

The best part about it is, I can take the money from my gas budget and apply it to my Disney fund!  So whether it’s helping me pay off a trip, pay for that special souvenir or that extra dining reservation, earning Fuel Perks at your local grocery store is a great way to save money and add to your Disney fund!

Travel Tuesday: Disney World’s Coolest Summer Ever Discounts

WDWSmrRm03251540016Have you been wondering just what to do this summer?  Walt Disney World has the answer for you!  With Star Wars Weekends and Frozen Summer fun taking place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, new restaurants at a reimagined Downtown Disney, two thrilling water parks and four theme parks full of excitement Disney World is THE place to be this summer!  Disney has made a Disney World vacation even more affordable this summer with new discount offers to fit every travelers needs!

Kid Sized Package

Experience the Coolest Summer Ever with your kids when you take advantage of this great

Enjoy a 3-night/2-day stay at select Disney All-Star Resorts with theme park tickets for a family of three for just $989*.   This offer is valid for travel most Sunday through Thursday nights, June 16-August 13, 2015.  Be sure to book your fantastic summer vacation by June 12, 2015 as these rates and rooms will go quickly!

*Package price based on 2 adults and 1 child (ages 3-9) and Magic Your Way Base Ticket.

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Room Only Offer

Increase the magic on your summer vacation by saving up to 30% on select rooms at select resorts at Walt Disney World for most stays June 16-August 27, 2015.   Add tickets and a dining plan to these savings to make a completely magical vacation!

Savings include:

Select Deluxe Resorts: 30%

Select Moderate Resorts: 20-25%

Select Value Resorts: 15-20%

Are you ready for the Coolest Summer Ever?  Contact me at gretchen@destinationsinflorida.com to book your summer escape!

 

Military Monday – Sea World Military Discount

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It’s Military Monday!  Time to focus on another great thank you from the folks at Sea World Parks & Entertainment.  They participate in the Waves of Honor program which offers free park admission once per year to all active duty military, activated or drilling reservists, or National Guardsmen, as well as three direct dependents.  The Active Duty service member must show ID.  This is a great add on to any Disney World trip with a visit to Sea World Orlando!

Not only is this discount a great addition to your trip to Orlando, but the discount is also valid at Sea World San Diego, Busch Gardens Tampa, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Sea World San Antonio, Sesame Place, Aquatica San Diego, Adventure Island and Water Country USA.

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With this great deal you’d be crazy not to add a day of fun at Sea World onto your Orlando or California vacation.

For more information contact me at gretchen@destinationsinflorida.com.

Stay, Play and Dine Discount Announced for Early 2015 at Disney World!

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You’ve been asking, and waiting, and it’s finally arrived!  The first Disney discount offer of 2015 is Stay, Play and Dine!

The Stay, Play and Dine offer is valid for travel December 14-20, 2014 and January 5-March 7, 2015.  A minimum stay of 3 nights and 2-day tickets is required to take advantage of this fabulous offer!

Booking Windows are as follows:

  • Visa Cardholders: October 6-December 29, 2014
  • General Public: October 9-December 29, 2014

This offer excludes Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms, Grand Floridian Villas, Bay Lake Tower, Poly Villas, Campsites and 3 bedroom Villas.

If you prefer to skip the bundle discount Disney is also offering a Room-Only discount as well.  Save up to 30% on rooms most nights during stays January 5-March 28,2015.   Discounts are limited and rates vary

  • All Star Sports, All Star Music, Pop Century and  Art Of Animation Family Suites 15% off on weekends, 20% off on weekdays
  • All Star Movies 10% off on weekends, 15% off on weekdays
  • Coronado Springs, Caribbean Beach, POR-Riverside, Wilderness Cabins 20% off on weekends, 25% off on weekdays
  • Port Orleans French Quarter 10% off on weekends, 15% off on weekdays
  • Coronado Springs Suites 10% off all nights
  • Yacht Club, Beach Club, Boardwalk, Polynesian, Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge {standard and pool view only at AKL}  30% off all nights
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge Club Level and Savanna View 20% off all nights
  • Deluxe Suites at all Deluxe Resorts 10% off
Villa Resorts:
  • Saratoga Springs, Old Key West, Beach Club, Boardwalk Villas, Wilderness Lodge Villas 30% off all nights
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo and Kidani 20% off

This offer excludes Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms, Grand Floridian Villas, Bay Lake Tower, Poly Villas, Campsites and 3 bedroom Villas.

Are you ready to save while you Stay, Play and Dine at Walt Disney World?  Contact me at gretchen@destinationsinflorida.com or through my contact form for more information and a quick quote!

Universal Orlando Resort Announces New Military Discount Offer!

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT ANNOUNCES NEW THEME PARK TICKET OFFER FOR ACTIVE DUTY AND RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY

Universal Orlando Resort celebrated Veterans Day with a special in-park parade featuring its Veteran Network

 

Active Duty and Retired Military Personnel Can Also Upgrade with a Stay at the All-New Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a Discounted Vacation Package

ORLANDO, Fla. (September 24, 2014) – Universal Orlando Resort has revealed an all-new offer exclusively for active duty and retired members of the military. Military personnel can now purchase a one-day, park-to-park ticket and receive two complimentary days to experience the extraordinary thrills and heart-warming moments that can only be found at Universal Orlando Resort. Plus, they can also upgrade with a 3-nights stay at the brand-new Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a discounted vacation package.

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S ALL-NEW MILITARY OFFERS
Buy a 1-Day, Park-to-ParkTicket and Get 2 Days FREE 
  • Active duty and retired members of the military and their families can receive two days FREE with the purchase of a 1-day, park-to-park ticket with valid military identification.
  • Admission is valid for up to 14 days from first use
  • Tickets are available for pick up until November 30, 2014 and must be redeemed by December 14, 2014
Special Military VacationPackages at Universal’sCabana Bay Beach Resort  OR UPGRADE AND MAKE IT A VACATION PACKAGE:

  • Active duty and retired military personnel can make it a special vacation by adding a stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a discounted vacation package starting at $269 per adult, tax inclusive with valid military identification.
  • Package also includes:

–          The 1-Day, Park-to-Park Ticket with 2 Days Free ticket offer

–          3-nights stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

–          Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before

the theme park opens

–          Access to live entertainment at Universal CityWalk

  • Special military package rates are also available at Universal Orlando’s additional resort hotels Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and select Universal Partner Hotels

Members of the military and their families and friends will experience the trip of a lifetime at Universal Orlando’s two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. A world of excitement and adventure awaits with all-new experiences, including the awe-inspiring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, the blockbuster attraction TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D and Springfield, home of America’s favorite animated family “The Simpsons.”

At Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, guests will be transported back to a time of relaxation and endless family fun in this classic, retro-themed resort. Cabana Bay guests can experience incredible amenities throughout the hotel, including a 10-lane bowling alley, retro arcade, Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio, a zero-entry pool and Universal Orlando’s first-ever lazy river.

Contact me for more information, a quick quote or to book your Universal Orlando Resort vacation.  You can reach me on this contact form, via email at gretchen@destinationsinflorida.com or 818-519-0777.   Let me help you create vacation memories to last a lifetime!

Disney Parks Extend Military Discount Into 2015!

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Disney announced today that it is extending it’s amazing military discount, otherwise known as the Armed Forces Salute, into 2015 for both Disney World and Disneyland.  Please note there have been some slight ticket price increases, but the percentage discounts are equal to what was offered last year.

At Walt Disney World:

August 25, 2014 through September 30, 2015 active duty and retired military (as well as active duty and retired members of the Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) and their spouses can purchase

  • Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper Option for $177 each, plus tax
  • Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Water Park Fun and More Option for $177 each, plus tax
  • Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper and Water Park Fun and More Options for $207 each, plus tax.

Walt Disney World Resort tickets may be used September 28, 2014, through October 3, 2015, except that the tickets may not be used December 22, 2014 – January 2, 2015 and March 29 – April 9, 2015.

In addition guests can save 40% off Deluxe Resorts, 35% off moderates and Fort Wilderness cabins and 30% off values, including Art of Animation (excluding Little Mermaid Rooms).

At Disneyland:

From August 25, 2014 through October 1, 2015 active duty and retired military (as well as active duty and retired members of the Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) and their spouses can purchase:

  • Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets for $132 each

Disneyland tickets may be used September 28, 2014, through October 3, 2015, except that the tickets may not be used December 25, 2014 – January 4, 2015 and March 29 – April 9, 2015.

Guests can enjoy 40% off at the Grand Californian Hotel, 35% off at the Disneyland Hotel and 30% off at Paradise Pier.

Hotel discounts at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts are valid most nights for stays September 28, 2014-October 3, 2015 with the following block out dates:

  • November 27 – November 29, 2014
  • December 24 – December 31, 2014
  • March 30 – April 4, 2015

Resort hotel rooms are limited so book your vacation as soon as possible!

For more information, or a quick, no obligation quote, please contact me today!