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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!

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NEW Disney Cruise Line Discounts From $135 Per Person Arrive In Port

disney cruise ship at castaway cayWinter is forecasted to be record breaking this year with above average snowfall.  Brrrr!  Would you like to escape the cold with a tropical getaway?  How about a cruise for spring break? Disney has released some incredible low rates for select sailings in 2014 and 2015. Many of these sailings are the perfect excuse to plan a warm vacation during the cold winter or enjoy a spring break trip! Disney Cruise Line vacations offer something for every member of the family to enjoy from the exciting kids and teen clubs to the spa and Broadway-style entertainment. You can book your next Disney Cruise Line vacation with one of the following discounted rates:

4-Night Bahamian Cruises (Port Canaveral departure)

  • From $188 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • Available most sail dates September 7 – 21, 2015 aboard Disney Dream
  • Category 6A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

3-Night Bahamian Cruises (Port Canaveral departure)

  • From $188 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For September 11 & 18, 2015 sailings aboard Disney Dream
  • Category 6A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

4-Night Bahamian Cruises (Port Canaveral departure)

  • From $188 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For November 30 & December 7, 2015 sailings aboard Disney Dream
  • Category 6A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

3-Night Bahamian Cruises (Port Canaveral departure)

  • From $188 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For December 4 & 11, 2015 sailings aboard Disney Dream
  • Category 6A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise (Port Canaveral departure)

  • From $232 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For December 6, 2014 sailing aboard Disney Fantasy
  • Category 7A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise (Port Canaveral departure)

  • From $269 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For March 21, 2015 sailing aboard Disney Fantasy
  • Category 7A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise (Port Canaveral departure)

  • From $202 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For April 25, 2015 sailing aboard Disney Fantasy
  • Category 7A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruises (Port Canaveral departure)

  • From $155 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For November 9, 2014 sailing aboard Disney Magic
  • Category 11A Standard Inside Stateroom

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruises (Port Canaveral departure)

  • From $155 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For November 2 & 16, 2014 sailings aboard Disney Magic
  • Category 11A Standard Inside Stateroom

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (Miami departure)

  • From $151 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For January 23, 2015 sailing aboard Disney Wonder
  • Category 9C Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruises (Port Canaveral departure)

  • From $170 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For February 22 & March 1, 2015 sailings
  • Category 11B Standard Inside Stateroom

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruises (Port Canaveral departure)

  • From $187 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For February 22 & March 1, 2015 sailings aboard Disney Magic
  • Category 9C Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruises (Port Canaveral departure)

  • From $250 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For February 22 & March 1, 2015 sailings aboard Disney Magic
  • Category 5B Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (Miami departure)

  • From $135 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For January 23, 2015 sailing aboard Disney Wonder
  • Category 11B Standard Inside Stateroom

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (Miami departure)

  • From $194 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For January 23, 2015 sailing aboard Disney Wonder
  • Category 5B Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (Miami departure)

  • From $145 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For March 1, 2015 sailing aboard Disney Wonder
  • Category 11B Standard Inside Stateroom

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (Miami departure)

  • From $163 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For March 1, 2015 sailing aboard Disney Wonder
  • Category 9C Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (Miami departure)

  • From $201 per person, per night (based on double occupancy)
  • For March 1 & 6, 2015 sailings aboard Disney Wonder
  • Category 5B Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

*Rates are listed in US Dollars and are valid through September 30, 2014, but subject to availability. The above rates exclude government taxes and fees, gratuities, and port excursions.

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Are you ready to dip your toes in the sand this winter?  Contact me for a quick, no-obligation quote for your magical Disney Cruise vacation!  Make your dreams of sand, sun and fun a reality!

Free Dining at Disney World is Here!

The time you’ve been waiting for has arrived!  Free dining is now available to all guests at Walt Disney World!

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Free Dining is valid August 31-October 3, October 26-November 1, November 9-20 and December 12-23.   Book at value resort and receive FREE quick service dining.  Book at a moderate or Deluxe resort and receive FREE basic dining plan.  Offer excludes campsites, All-Star Movies, both Port Orleans resorts, Little Mermaid/standard rooms at Art of Animation, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and all 3-bedroom villas.

Availability for this offer is limited and first come, first serve!  You can book through August 8th, but don’t wait!  Contact me at gretchen@destinationsinflorida.com or 818-519-0777 to secure your FREE DINING reservation before your first choice is all gobbled up!

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Free Dining Released for Disney Visa Cardholders!

free dining Have you been waiting for free dining at Disney World?  Wait no more, free dining is here!  As usual, Disney has made free dining available to their Disney Visa cardholders first and the offer will be released to the general public on May 7.    I have all the info for you and am on hold this morning to secure great deals for guests! Free Dining Dates are:

  • August 31 – October 3
  • October 26 – November 1
  • November 9 – November 20
  • December 12 – December 23

You have a great selection of resorts that are included in the free dining promotion.

Disney Value Resorts ~ Quick Service Dining Plan Included

This can be upgraded to regular plan for $18.65 per person per day ($3.20 for children). All-Star Music Resort
All-Star Movies
All-Star Sports Resort
Pop Century Resort
Moderate Resorts ~ Regular Dining Plan Included
Caribbean Beach Resort
Coronado Springs Resort
Deluxe Resorts ~ Regular Dining Plan Included
Animal Kingdom Lodge
Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
BoardWalk Inn
Contemporary Resort
Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Polynesian Resort
Wilderness Lodge
Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts ~ Regular Dining Plan Included
Bay Lake Tower
Animal Kingdom Villas
Beach Club Villas
BoardWalk Villas
Old Key West Resort
Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Fort Wilderness Cabins
Some resorts are excluded, such as Art of Animation, Port Orleans French Quarter & Riverside, Campsites at Ft. Wilderness, and 3-bedroom villas, and Villas at The Grand Floridian. *A 3 night minimum stay (14 night maximum) and two day minimum park ticket is required for each person in the party. Ready to book your magical vacation for this fall and winter?  Contact me at gretchen@destinationsinflorida.com or 818-519-0777 for a quick quote to make your vacation dreams a reality!

Character Meals Coming to Disney’s Star Wars Weekends!

A galactic adventure awaits all Star Wars fans!  Beginning May 4th -June 15 Hollywood Studios will have two new Character Dining Meals for Star Wars Weekend.  These will be available to book starting 3/26/2014.

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First up is Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine.  This will be a dinner and will feature Jedi Mickey, Leia Minnie, Darth Goofy, Stormtrooper Donald, and Ewok Chip and Dale.   Seatings for dinner will begin at 4:15 and go until park close.  All meals will include a digital download of a photograph with Ewok Chip and Dale.  Prices:  $56.99 for Adults and $32.99 for kids.  This dining experience can also be added to the Fantasmic Dinner Package.  The Fantasmic dining package will then  be $59.99 for Adults and $36.99 for kids.

Second is the Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast at Sci-Fi Dine In Theater.  This will be a breakfast and will feature Stormtroopers, Jawa, Greedo, Boba Fett and Darth Vader.  Star Wars trailers and movie clips will also be played on the big screen.  All meals will include a digital photo of your party on a commemorative PhotoPass/Memory Maker card.  Prices will be $47.99 for Adults and $29.99 for kids.

These WILL be available with Dining Plan Credits.  It will be a One Table Service Credit Meal.

Want to have an out of this world dining experience this year at Star Wars Weekends?  Contact me at gretchen@destinationsinflorida.com for a quick quote to make your vacation dreams a reality!

Disney Family Movie Night – The Little Mermaid

We often joke about having PDD – Post Disney Depression in the Disney fan community.  So the question remains, how do you keep the magic coming at home?  I love planning themed Disney movie nights for my family.  I’ve done a few in the past that I am looking forward to sharing and will be planning more in the future as well.  Today I want to talk about our family movie night for The Little Mermaid!  (Which is my favorite Disney movie!)  I could not wait to share it with my boys!  (Yes, all of my boys actually enjoyed the movie!)

To start the night off I always make a menu to post for the kids.  They get a kick out of what’s on the menu, and sometimes in trying to figure out what certain items are!

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Then we serve up dinner and settle in to watch our movie!

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Once we’re done with dinner the kids get an extra special dessert normally!  This didn’t look as much like a boat as I’d hoped, but hey, they were tasty!IMG_0338You could even add in games and activities if you wanted.  (With a toddler there is only so much I can do, but I hope to incorporate games/activities beyond coloring sheets as he gets older!)

A Disney movie night is also a great way to surprise your kids with a trip to Disney!  Not to mention a fun way to “educate” kids on Disney classics prior to an upcoming trip!

Do you need help brainstorming a movie night and planning your next Disney vacation!  Looking for the perfect resort for your princess’ first Disney trip?  Whether you’d like to visit Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani or Adventures by Disney, I am here to help!  I love making magical memories one vacation at a time.  Contact me at gretchen@destinationsinflorida.com or 818-519-0777 for more information on making your vacation dreams a reality!

Save Up to 30% at Disney World Resorts!

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You heard it here folks, it’s time for some monstrous savings at Disney World resorts and on Disney park tickets with a new discount!   You can contact me at gretchen@destinationsinflorida.com or at 818-519-0777 for a quick quote to find out how much the latest Disney discount can save you!  Or fill out the handy, dandy contact form to for a quick, FREE quote! 

Wondering why you should book with me?  Read this post about the many FREE benefits and services I offer that you can only get by using me as your travel agent!

So, what are you waiting for?  Contact me for a FREE quote and find out how much money you can save with the latest Disney discount!  Let me help you create a magical vacation and save money doing it!