By the co-author of The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit 2017, from the best-reviewed Disney World guidebook series ever. Paperback available on Amazon here. Kindle version available on Amazon here. PDF version available on Gumroad here.



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Category — Disney Specials, Deals and Discounts

Disney World Discounts into June 2017 Released

Several new Walt Disney World discounts for late February into early June came out this morning. The later April through June dates are a new offer.

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If you book your vacation through partner and friend of this site Kelly B as your travel agent, she will figure out the best deal for you!! Contact her Kelly@DestinationsInFlorida.com!

The most understandable part of the deal is a room rate deal, which has various levels of discounts by room class, date of booking, and period of stay.

DISNEY VALUE RESORT DEALS

Value resort deals exclude–as usual–Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation.

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DISNEY MODERATE RESORT DEALS

Port Orleans French Quarter is excluded from the deal among the moderates, and deals at Riverside are slender.

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DISNEY DELUXE RESORT DEALS

All of the Disney deluxes are in the deal, although savings range from 10% of to 25%.

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DISNEY DVC RESORT DEALS

Bay Lake Tower and the Villas at the Grand Floridian are excluded from the DVC resorts on offer, and at the Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, only Studios are in the deal.

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For detailed reviews of every resort hotel  option, see this or get a copy of my book.

For the full set of deals that came out today, see this. Or, if you sign with Kelly B as your travel agent, she will figure out the best deal for you!! Contact her Kelly@DestinationsInFlorida.com!

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December 28, 2016   No Comments

Disney World Discounts from January into April 2017 Released

Kelly let me know that Disney World released today new discounts for 2017. Here’s the scoop:

Disney World Winter Discounts are Here. Book today to take advantage of some wonderful Disney World discounts that were just released:

  • Play, Stay, Dine – save off of your entire room, ticket and dining package. Stay most nights 1/1/2017 – 1/7/2017 when you book by 12/21/2016
  • Gift of Magic Room, Kid-Sized Gift of Magic Package and Gift of Family Magic Offers – save up to 25% on rooms for stays most nights 12/15/2016 – 12/23/2016 and 1/1/2017- 4/8/2017 when you book by 12/21/2016

By booking early, with Kelly B and Destinations in Florida – Dave’s fans were able to rely on our free future discount search and as of 7:00AM this morning had already saved a total of $2,285.

Contact Kelly@DestinationsInFlorida.com today to take advantage of these great Disney discount offers.

The room rate deal is a little complicated, so, trying to help, I built the following table of discounts (click it to enlarge it):

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Note that in the room rate deal the values and moderates have a different calendar than the other hotels, and note the various different discount levels and exclusions.

The best choice among these deals will vary by family.  If you use Kelly as your travel agent to book the deal, she will figure this out for you!! Contact her Kelly@DestinationsInFlorida.com!

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October 3, 2016   8 Comments

Disney’s Armed Forces Salute Deal for 2017 Released

As Steve is reporting on the MilitaryDisneyTips.com Facebook page, the 2017 Disney Armed Forces Salute became available today.

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  • The salute is valid from January 1, 2017 through December 19, 2017, but excludes April 9-23.
  • For 2017 it includes not just deeply discounted 4 day tickets, as it has the past few years, but also deeply discounted 5 day tickets. Unless your kids are younger than 5, the 5 day option is the one to choose, as it permits two days in the Magic Kingdom and a day each in the other three parks.
  • Also available again as part of the 2017 salute are room discounts—30% off value resorts, 35% off moderates, and 40% off deluxes.
  • Note that the two deals are not linked–you can get the ticket deal, the room rate deal, or both

Some of the most popular room types (e.g. Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation) are excluded, and availability elsewhere is very limited (more rooms may be added).

S0 those aiming to use the room rate deal for a visit before May (remembering the excluded April dates!) should book right away.

The ticket deal is available only directly from various base sources. But Kelly can book the room rate deal for eligible military families.
Contact her at KellyB@DestinationsInFlorida.com or 980-429-4499.

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September 28, 2016   No Comments

New Disney Visa Offers Out; General Public Deal Expected Soon

Kelly let me know this morning that for those who have Disney Visa cards, two new Walt Disney World deals for late 2016/early 2017 came out today. Similar deals for the general public should be out October 4.

Here’s what she sent me:

It’s a perfect time to book your Winter Disney vacation. Disney just released two discounts (Available to Disney Visa card holders today – with an expected release for the general public next week).

Get a discount on your entire package with Stay, Play and Dine – Check in Dates 1/1 – 3/7 (Minimum 3 nights, must be booked by 12/21/2016 – Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort –The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.)

If you don’t need a complete package the Winter Room Discount may be right for you – Check in 12/15 – 12/23 & 1/1 – 4/8 (Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

Contact KellyB@DestinationsInFlorida.com or 980-429-4499 today. (Not only will you get a great savings, but when you book a qualifying vacation with Destinations In Florida all of our services are FREE and you’ll get a FREE copy of the latest edition of Dave’s Easy Guide to Walt Disney World).

If you book your Disney World visit with Kelly she’ll work with you to get you into any of these deals you are eligible for! Contact her at KellyB@DestinationsInFlorida.com or 980-429-4499.

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September 28, 2016   5 Comments

New Disney World Discount for Many Dates in November and December 2016

Today Disney World came out with room only discount for many nights in November and December.

New Disney World Discount for Many Dates in November and December 2016 from yourfirstvisit.net

Except at the deluxes, these savings are available for stays November 6th to November 10, November 16 to November 22, and November 26 to December 23. At the deluxes, savings appear to exclude November 6th through November 10.

These deals must be booked by October 8th, but availability will be narrower with each passing day.

To get these savings, contact Kelly B at KellyB@DestinationsInFlorida.com or 980-429-4499.

Value resort discounts:

  • 10% off: All-Star Movies, Music and Sports; Pop Century; Art of Animation family suites
  • Excluded: Art of Animation standard Little Mermaid rooms

Moderate resort discounts

  • 15% off: Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, Port Orleans Riverside, Cabins at Fort Wilderness
  • Apparently excluded: Port Orleans French Quarter (not listed by Disney as excluded, but not on its discount list, either)

Deluxe resort discounts (11/16 to 11/22 and 11/26 to 12/23):

  • 10% off: Beach Club, Contemporary and Polynesian Village
  • 20% off: Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Inn, Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, Yacht Club

DVC resort discounts:

  • 10% off: Beach Club Villas, Studios at Polynesian Village
  • 20% off: Jambo House and Kidani Village villas at Animal Kingdom Lodge; BoardWalk Villas; Old Key West; Saratoga Springs; Villas at the Wilderness Lodge
  • Excluded: Bay Lake Tower; Villas at the Grand Floridian; Bungalows at the Polynesian

To get these savings, contact Kelly B at KellyB@DestinationsInFlorida.com or 980-429-4499.

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August 8, 2016   No Comments

Transfer Your Reservation and Get a Gift Card and More!!

From my friend Kelly B:

Pixie Dust for Reservation Transfers

Did you recently book a Disney World vacation? Are you overwhelmed with the details of planning or just looking to have a little more spending money?

If you booked your vacation directly with Disney (by phone or online) within the past 30 days, you can transfer your reservation to Destinations in Florida and watch the Pixie Dust start flying!

Transferring your reservation to me allows you to work directly with you as your own personal Disney World expert. I’ll be able to provide you with our agency’s many invaluable services including:

  • Free Itinerary Planning (valued at $149)
  • Free Mouse Perks – Tips, Updates, and Fun Freebies (valued at $199)
  • Free Dining Services – Dining suggestions and reservation planning (valued at $69)
  • Free FastPass+ Services – FastPass+ planning and reservation assistance (valued at $59)
  • Free Future Discount Search – Ongoing searching for future discount to apply to your vacation.

But the magic doesn’t stop there!  You’ll also receive a FREE Disney Gift card of up to $100.

  • Package of $2500 – $2999 / Free $40 Disney Gift Card
  • Package of $3000 – $3500 / Free $50 Disney Gift Card
  • Package of $3501 – $3999 / Free $60 Disney Gift Card
  • Package of $4000 – $4500 / Free $75 Disney Gift Card
  • Package of $4501 – $4999 / Free $90 Disney Gift Card
  • Package of $5000 and up / Free $100 Disney Gift Card

To transfer your Disney Vacation Package, please contact me (Kelly B – Dave’s dedicated Destinations in Florida travel agent) at 980-429-4499, request a transfer online, or email me at KellyB@DestinationsInFlorida.com today.

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June 27, 2016   1 Comment