Friday, May 2, 2014

{DISCOUNT} Disney Visa Card Holders - FREE Dining

Great news today! Free dining has been announced for select dates in September, October, November and December 2014! Currently this offer is only available to Disney VISA Cardholders (with immediate deposit required on a Disney VISA). 

What will you get?

Value Resort guests will get free Quick Service Disney Dining Plan.
Moderate and Deluxe Resorts will get free Plus Disney Dining. 
Guests can upgrade to a higher level of Dining Plan by paying the difference. 

Number of rooms allocated for this discount are extremely limited. 

Travel Dates

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

*As long as your vacation dates begin during one of these windows you will get Free Dining through your entire stay. 

Excluded Resorts

All-Star Movies, Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms, Port Orleans Riverside, Port Orleans French Quarter, Grand Floridian Villas, Fort Wilderness Campsites and all 3-Bedroom Villas. 

Other details

You must book a minimum stay of 3 nights and also purchase at least a 2-day Magic Your Way ticket. 

Room Discount Too!

Disney also released a room only discount for travel dates August 16 - October 3. Visa cardholders can save up to 30% off on rooms at select Walt Disney World resorts. For more information on this discount head to the Walt Disney World Discounts page here on my blog.

Is FREE Dining right for you?

Free Dining is a very popular and highly anticipated discount. That does not mean it is always the best deal for your family. It cannot be combined with other offers. If you book your vacation with me I will price check every offer available during your vacation dates to ensure you are getting the best price possible - whether that is free dining or not!

Not a Disney VISA Card holder? Contact me today to get on my list for when this offer goes public May 7th. I will be spending that day making sure all my current clients get the best price possible for their vacation! 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happy 25th Anniversary Disney's Hollywood Studios!

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Disney's Hollywood Studios. When you step into Disney's third park you are transported back to Hollywood's golden age of glitz and glamour. You'll run into the citizens of Hollywood while you stroll down the boulevards - and they can be quite entertaining! 

Appropriately, Hollywood Studios is full of some amazing shows but that doesn't mean it lacks good rides. Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror are two of the better thrill rides in Disney Parks. Let's celebrate Disney's Hollywood Studios' 25th anniversary with some fun facts! 

*Disney's Hollywood Studios is about 135 acres in size.

*Hollywood Studios was originally planned as a movie Pavilion at EPCOT.
*The original name of the park was Disney - MGM Studios.
*The name was changed to Disney's Hollywood Studios on January 7, 2008. 
*The Earful Tower was the original icon of MGM Studios. It can be found in the backlot area of the park.
*The current icon - the Socerer Mickey Hat - was added in October 2001 as part of the 100 Years of Magic Celebration.
*Mickey would have to be 350 feet tall to wear the socerer hat. 
*Rock 'n' Roller Coaster goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds.
*When Tower of Terror was built it was struck by lightning.
*The lagoon where Fantasmic takes place is only 1.5 feet deep!
*The other half of the plane in The Great Movie Ride can be found on The Jungle Cruise at the Magic Kingdom.
*The names you see on the windows on the Streets of America are those of the Imagineers who designed Hollywood Studios.

Michael Eisner's dedication sums up Disney's Hollywood Studios perfectly:

"The world you have entered was created by The Walt Disney Company and is dedicated to Hollywood - not a place on a map, but a state of mind that exists whenever people dream and wonder and imagine. A place where illusion and reality are fused by technological magic. We welcome you to a Hollywood that never was - and always will be."

Here are a few of my favorite photos I have taken at Disney's Hollywood Studios: