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Thursday, May 23, 2013

My Disney Dining Reservations

I call Disney Dining at least once a day to make dining reservations for clients so it is always fun when I am calling to make them for myself. I like to call and make reservations other than making them online. I like to talk to the cast members, they always have great opinions on their favorite restaurants and I always have a pleasant experience. I wanted to share with you my dining choices for our upcoming September trip. I would also like to explain how we use the dining plan. We always use the Deluxe Disney Dining plan and we do a character breakfast in the morning and then we do a signature restaurant or a dinner show at night for dinner. This way it is not too much food and we get to eat at all of our favorite places. I think this is the best way to use the deluxe dining plan so that you aren't spending your whole day in restaurants.  So take a look at my favorite places and let me know what you think! As you can see, we have some open places towards the end of the trip and I am open to hearing if anyone has any ideas on where we should try out. As it stands, we have already eaten at all of these places and I would like to try something new. As you can see, my beloved California Grill is not on there, it was originally scheduled to open in September but now I am hearing it will not open until November. :( 
Saturday Day 1: 
Whispering Canyon Cafe 

Be Our Guest 

Sunday Day 2:  
Crystal Palace 


Monday Day 3: 
Hollywood and Vine

Hollywood Brown Derby (Fantasmic Dinner Package)

Tuesday Day 4: 

Le Cellier

Wednesday Day 5:  
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique 

Cinderella's Royal Table

Chef Mickey's 

Thursday Day 6: 
Tusker House

Mickey's Backyard BBQ

Friday Day 7: 
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party

Saturday Day 8:

I would love to hear your suggestions for the last two days! 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Walt Disney World Late Summer Room-Only Offer

Save up to 30% on select Walt Disney World resorts!
Discount is valid for stays most nights 8/15/13 - 9/28/13.
Disney Visa cardholders can save up to 30% when they book a Room Only reservation at select Walt Disney World resorts for most nights 8/15/13 - 9/28/13.
Savings Include:
  • Value Resorts
    • All Star Sports, All Star Music, Pop Century - Save 20%
    • Art of Animation Family Suites - Save 15%
  • Moderate Resorts
    • Coronado Springs, Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans Riverside, Fort Wilderness Cabins - Save 25%
  • Deluxe Resorts
    • Contemporary Resort Standard/Pool View rooms, Yacht & Beach Club, Boardwalk Inn, Animal Kingdom Lodge Standard/Pool View rooms, Wilderness Lodge - Save 30%
    • Polynesian Resort, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa - Save 20%
  • Deluxe Villa Resorts
    • Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Old Key West Resort, Boardwalk Villas, Beach Club Villas, The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge - Save 30%
Discount Codes: The following codes can be used to obtain these discounts by calling Disney directly, or by letting me do it for you! 
  • TAJ
This discount must be booked by 7/31/13 for travel 8/15 - 9/28/13. Minimum length of stay requirements may apply.  Everyone in the room must be on the same package.  No group rates or other discounts apply.  Excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, and Art of Animation Little Mermaid standard rooms.  Deposit must be made at time of booking with Disney's Visa Card or Disney Rewards Redemption Card.  All discounts are subject to availability, certain restrictions apply. 

I expect this offer to be available for the general public on Thursday, May 9th. 

Disney Visa Free Dining Offer

Disney fan's favorite promotion is back! 

Valid for stays select nights 9/02/13 - 9/25/13.
Disney Visa cardholders can book a Walt Disney World vacation package that includes a minimum 3-night stay at a Walt Disney World resort and minimum 2-day base theme park tickets, and receive the Dining Plan for free! 
Dining plans can be upgraded at an additional cost. This discount must be booked by 7/31/13. Deposit must be made at time of booking with Disney's Visa Card or Disney Rewards Redemption Card.Blackout dates may apply.  Excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, and Art of Animation Little Mermaid standard rooms.  All discounts are subject to availability, certain restrictions apply.  

This is expected to be offered to the general public on May 9th.