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Category — e. What to Budget for Walt Disney World

New Disney World “Kids Dine Free” Deal for 2020

Yesterday, while I was tied up all day at a board retreat for the day job, Disney World released several new deals for 2020.

One is a room rate deal where you can save from 10% through 25% for stays January 1, 2020 through April 25, 2020, depending on dates, resort type, and when you book. Details on this deal are here.

The other deal is a “kids dine free” offer with a shorter term and a tighter booking window. It covers arrival dates from January 1, 2020 through March 7, 2020, and needs to be booked by January 1, 2020.

If you were going to buy the Disney Dining Plan anyway, have multiple kids between 3 and 9, and are staying in one of the less expensive Disney World resorts, it may well be the better choice for you. Disney’s page on this offer is here.

As always, the best way to sort through these is to work with a travel agent, who can test all the possibilities for you and put you into the best option among what’s available.

Kelly, the long-time travel agent partner of this site, can help your sort through all this. Use the contact form below to reach out to her.

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October 5, 2019   No Comments

New Disney World Room Rate Deal for 2020

Yesterday, while I was tied up all day at a board retreat for the day job, Disney World released several new deals for 2020.

One is a room rate deal where you can save from 10% through 25% for stays January 1, 2020 through April 25, 2020, depending on dates, resort type, and when you book.

Despite much online confusion, the savings are more or less identical to what was offered during the equivalent period last year, with a couple of apparent exceptions:  at the values and moderates, more nights of the week are available, and there are fewer identified resort restrictions.

These last two points may not matter much, as the real issue is always how many of what room types Disney offers to be booked in the deal. That is, availability can be quite limited–and apparently was yesterday, although this may have been a systems issue.

Disney World also released other deals yesterday, including a “Kids Dine Free” deal. As always, the best way to sort through these is to work with a travel agent, who can test all the possibilities for you and put you into the best option among what’s available.

Kelly, the long-time travel agent partner of this site, can help your sort through all this. Use the contact form below to reach out to her.

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Here’s some more specifics by resort type, taken from Disney’s page on this offer.

DISNEY WORLD VALUE RESORT DEALS FOR EARLY 2020

DISNEY WORLD MODERATE RESORT DEALS FOR EARLY 2020

DISNEY WORLD DELUXE RESORT DEALS FOR EARLY 2020

DISNEY WORLD DVC RESORT DEALS FOR EARLY 2020

 

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October 5, 2019   No Comments

New Disney World Room Rate Deal for Many September-December Dates

A new Disney World room rate deal came out today.

Deals of 10% to 20% off are offered, and discounts are available most nights September 1 through September 28, 2019; most Sunday through Thursday nights September 29 through November 7, 2019; and most nights November 10, 2019 through December 24, 2019.

At the values, 10% discounts are available, but only Family Suites at Art of Animation are in the deal through November 7.  All the value resorts are in the last set of dates–I’m not seeing the usual Little Mermaid exclusions.  Those rooms may in fact be excluded–I’ll recheck tonight after I get out of my board meeting for my day job today.

At the moderates, all the resorts are in the deal all dates, but the Port Orleans resorts offer only 10% discounts. The other moderates offer 15%.

At the deluxes, all the resorts are in the deal all dates, but the Contemporary, Polynesian and Wilderness Lodge offer only 10% off, the Beach Club 15% off, and the other resorts offer 20% off.

All the DVC resorts except the Villas at the Grand Floridian are in the deal, but savings range from 10% to 20%.

See this page on Disney’s website for more details.

A free dining deal for a more restricted set of dates came out today too. Larger groups, and groups in less expensive resorts, may do better with free dining if the dates work for you. See it here.

The long-time travel agent partner of this site, Kelly, can try to book you into one of these deals after she’s taken care of her current customers. Contact her using the form below. Availability is limited so contact her now!

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July 16, 2019   No Comments

New Free Dining Deal for Some September, November and December Dates

Today, Walt Disney World released a free dining offer covering arrivals September 1 through September 18, November 17 through November 27, and December 8 through December 23.

At the values, only the Art of Animation Family Suites are available in September, and All-Star Movies and the Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation are excluded in the November and December dates. Free dining at the values means the Quick Service plan.

At the moderates, the two Port Orleans resorts are excluded. Free dining at the moderates means the Quick Service plan.

All the deluxes are in all dates.

At the Disney Vacation Club resorts, the Villas at the Grand Floridian and Bay Lake Tower are excluded.

At both the deluxes and the DVC resorts, free dining means the regular dining plan.

There’s more here on the Disney website.

A room rate deal came out today too.  Smaller groups in more expensive resorts may do better with it, and it has many more eligible dates.  See it here.

The long-time travel agent partner of this site, Kelly, can try to book you into one of these deals after she’s taken care of her current customers. Contact her using the form below. Availability is limited so contact her now!

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July 16, 2019   1 Comment

New Disney World Summer Room Rate and Gift Card Deal

NEW DISNEY WORLD ROOM RATE (AND GIFT CARD) DEAL FOR SUMMER 2019

Disney World announced an offer this morning that over part of its dates involves both a room rate discount and a gift card. The overall offer is for May 28 through August 28, and needs to be booked by August 28.

Those who book this offer for arrivals May 28 to June 30, 2019, will receive both a room rate discount and a Disney Gift Card at check-in. Those whose arrival is after June 30 will get just a room rate discount.

Details on the offer are here.

The value of the Disney Gift Card will vary based on resort type:

  • Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts: $25 per room per night
  • Disney Deluxe Resorts: $20 per room per night
  • Disney Moderate Resorts: $15 per room per night
  • Disney Value Resorts: $10 per room per night

Room rate savings vary by resort:

 

Kelly, the long-time travel agent partner of this site, can try to book you into this deal—subject to availability. Contact her using the form below.

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Kelly will be tied up moving her already eligible clients into the deal this morning, so please be patient with her getting back to you today!

A couple of other current deals expire at later this week (on April 27) so more deals may come out soon! You’ll be able to find any new Disney World deals here after they come out.

 

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April 24, 2019   No Comments

New Disney World Summer Free Meal Deal

NEW DISNEY WORLD DEAL FOR SUMMER 2019

A new deal for summer stays in certain Disney World value and moderate resorts came out this morning. It needs to be booked by June 30, 2019, and includes stays with arrival dates “most nights” May 28 through August 21st.

The deal requires full rates be paid for rooms and tickets, and offers one quick-service meal per person per night booked. As I write this minimum room nights and ticket days are unclear. It looks like 4 nights and five ticket days, but sometimes these items are “examples,” not minimums.

I’m in a couple of board committee meetings at my day job this morning, but should have more clarity on these minimums this afternoon. Disney’s material on this offer is here.

Resorts excluded from this offer are at the values All-Star Movies and the Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation, and at the moderates, Port Orleans French Quarter.

Savings depend on family size and ages. For a four person family with one kid younger than ten, the savings would be on the order of $55 to $75 per day. At the low end at the least expensive value resorts, that’s on the order of 30% off standard room prices for this example family. Younger families and/or smaller families and/or families staying at more expensive resorts will save less as a percentage of room rates.

Kelly, the long-time travel agent partner of this site, can try to book you into this deal—subject to availability. Contact her using the form below.

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Kelly will be tied up moving her already eligible clients into the deal this morning, so please be patient with her getting back to you today!

A couple of other current deals expire at later this week (on April 27) so more deals may come out soon! You’ll be able to find any new Disney World deals here after they come out.

 

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April 24, 2019   No Comments