Free Dining for 2017

The most anticipated news every year is the release of the free dining offer!  The Free Dining offer is now available for fall 2017 dates with some changes.

A Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus ticket is required to qualify for free dining.  New for 2017 value and moderate hotels get the Quick Service Dining Plan included.  Deluxe and Villa hotels get the basic Dining Plan included.  You can upgrade to a higher dining plan and pay the difference.

As usual, many dates are excluded from the discount.  This includes all of October, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the first half of November.

There are several hotels excluded from the discount for 2017.  Refurbishment and construction at the hotels has made booking more competitive.  Little inventory was available at the release, and later on it’s common to see only a deluxe or villa hotel available for many dates.  Qualifying for Free Dining typically requires a lot of flexibility and that is even more true this year.

Free Dining 2017

You can get a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day Magic Your Way package that includes a room at a select Walt Disney World® Resort hotel and ticket with a Park Hopper® or Park Hopper Plus Option Aug. 21-Sept. 30, Nov. 14-20, Nov. 25-27, Dec. 8-23, 2017 when they book April 24-July 7, 2017.

With this offer, you can enjoy distinctive Disney Resort Guest benefits and amenities – including early access to Disney FastPass+ planning, Extra Magic Hours, complimentary Resort transportation, standard parking and entertaining amenities!

When you stay at a select Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort, you get the Disney Dining Plan with a variety of delicious dining options! When you stay at a select Disney Value Resort or Disney Moderate Resort, you get the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan that allows you to enjoy a quick bite!

Plus, you can uncover a magical mix of new and unforgettable experiences, including Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

Booking Window: April 24-July 7, 2017
Travel Window: Aug. 21-Sept. 30, Nov. 14-20, Nov. 25-27, Dec. 8-23, 2017

Excludes the following room types and Disney Resort hotels:

  • Campsites
  • 3-bedroom villas
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Bungalows
  • Disney’s All Star Movies Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Additional exclusion for Nov. 14-20, Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 8-23, 2017:

  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Tickets and options must be used within 14 days of first use. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Ask about packages of other lengths of stay. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort-The Little Mermaid standard rooms. Dining plan excludes gratuities and alcoholic beverages. Children ages 3-9 must order from children’s menu, if available. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.

Summer 2017 Walt Disney World Discount

A new room discount is now available for summer 2017 Walt Disney World vacations!  There has previously been a meal deal offered at value resorts, but this is the first wide offer for summer travel.

This offer covers dates after the opening of Pandora in Animal Kingdom.  This new land will be an exciting addition the park, and has a thrilling ride and a family-friendly boat ride.  We are anxious to experience this new land and look forward to exploring Animal Kingdom by night and day.

Below you can read more details about this offer.  Although not stated, I’ve found that Bay Lake Tower and Port Orleans French Quarter are excluded from the discount, in addition to the standard hotel exclusions.  Request your free Walt Disney World Quote today for any travel dates through the end of 2017.  If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, please note in the comments if you’re flexible with your hotel selection.

Summer 2017 Room Discount
You can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights May 28-Aug. 31, 2017 when you book March 27-July 14, 2017.

Plus, you can uncover a magical mix of new and unforgettable experiences at Walt Disney World Resort this summer including Pandora – The World of Avatar opening May 27, 2017 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

And, as we recently announced, for a limited time, May 27-July 4, 2017, Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can explore Pandora – The World of Avatar beyond regular Park hours.

Nightly Extra Magic Hours will take place from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. only in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. This offering will provide Guests with an additional opportunity to enjoy everything Pandora – The World of Avatar has to offer – including navigating a mystical river, flying on a back of a banshee and walking under floating mountains. Please note valid Theme Park admission and a Resort ID are required.

Booking Window: March 27-July 14, 2017
Travel Window: May 28-Aug. 31, 2017

*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid standard rooms. 25% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available for other Resorts.

Reviews for Mouse Unlimited

It’s been a while since we’ve shared the good things you have said about our service, and that’s only because we’ve been busy planning vacations!  We strive to treat your vacations just as we treat our own, with care and thoughtfulness.  Nothing makes me happier than hearing back after you’ve completed your vacation!  Here are just a few of your recent responses…


I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for such a wonderful trip.  Our family made memories while at Disney that will last a lifetime!  Your guidance was amazing, as if you knew us personally and exactly what we wanted and needed.  We look forward to another Disney trip in the future and will turn to you again when that time comes.

Danielle and Tucker H.


We had a fantastic time at Disney World.  Thank you so much for doing such a great job planning it for us.  We are already thinking about our next trip!

Cynthia G.

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Trip Report November 2016 – Day 4

Day 4 started out with a morning in Hollywood Studios.  Fearing a re-imagineering of the Great Movie Ride, it was a high priority for this trip.  “Lasts” have become a common theme for our recent trips, but thankfully “firsts” have started to fill in some of those gaps.

sunset boulevard christmas

We also saw Voyage of the Little Mermaid and ate lunch at Backlot Express.  Voyage of the Little Mermaid was not as fun for our 2 year old as I thought it would be thanks to the mist during the show.  I can’t blame him, I don’t enjoy being soaked in a theater unless it’s 90 degrees outside.

Rizzo's balcony outside

Rizzo’s soft opened during our trip

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Summer 2018 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Released

Disney Cruise Line has released itineraries for summer 2018! The Dream and Fantasy are released through the end of September 2018.  The Magic and Wonder have scheduled cruises through early September 2018.  On the next 2018 itinerary release we’ll see the Magic and Wonder relocate again to fall cruise home ports.

Booking early gives you the best stateroom availability and locks in your cruise price.  This can be especially helpful if you need or want connecting staterooms.  We offer onboard credit for most Disney Cruise vacations.  Request your no-obligation cruise quote today!

The Dream will sail 3-Night, 4-Night, and 5-Night Bahamian cruises out of Port Canaveral, Florida.  These cruises include a stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.  These are great for first time cruisers, adding in conjunction with a Walt Disney World vacation, and for a short getaway to relax and recharge.

The 5-Night Bahamian cruises aboard the Dream are a notable summer offering.  These cruises include two stops at Castaway Cay and are popular options.

The Fantasy continues to sail alternating 7-Night Western Caribbean and 7-Night Eastern Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida.  These cruises balance days at sea with ports of call to offer you the best of action and relaxation.

There are two unique cruises for the Fantasy in summer 2018.  There will be an 11-Night Southern Caribbean cruise out of Port Canaveral that falls over the 4th of July holiday.  After returning from this long cruise, there will be a short 3-Night Bahamian.  This short Bahamian cruise is great if you’d like to experience the Fantasy but aren’t able to take one of the longer cruises is regularly sails.

The Magic relocates to Europe for summer 2018 with an Eastbound Transatlantic cruise in mid-May.  The Magic starts off the season sailing the Mediterranean.  Most of these cruises are 7-Night cruises out of Barcelona, but there is one 10-Night and one 5-Night.  The Magic will be varying it’s itineraries with one cruise starting in Barcelona and ending in Rome.  The following cruise starts in Rome and ends in Barcelona.  Genoa will be a new port of call on those two cruises and on the 10-Night Mediterranean.

The Magic will then relocate on a 7-Night Western Europe cruise to sail out of Dover and Copenhagen on a variety of Northern Europe, Norwegian Fjords and Iceland, and British Islands cruise from late July through early September.  Cork, Ireland is a new port for the Magic on the British Isles cruise.

The Wonder preps for the summer season is Alaska by relocating from San Diego to Vancouver on a 5-Night California Coast cruise.  The Wonder primarily sails 7-Night Alaskan cruises, with a single 5-Night Alaskan and a single 9-Night Alaskan in July.

No matter what your ideas for summer vacation can be, these cruise itineraries present lots of exciting opportunities for travel!

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Snapshot – Sunset over the Bahamas

There is no better time to wax nostalgic over prior vacations than the middle of winter!  I’ve been pining for any vacation, but right now I’m dreaming of a Disney Cruise.  We’ve made so many great memories on our previous cruises and I’m ready to make new ones.

One memory that stands out is this sunset as we left prepared to Nassau on a 3-Night Bahamian cruise aboard the Disney Dream.  It has been drizzling rain all day and we took a nap after spending some time touring downtown Nassau.  When we awoke and peeked outside we were greeted with this stunning view.

sunset in nassau

Away to the window I flew like a flash!  Tore open the shutter and threw up the sash!  Ok, we actually ran up to the adult sundeck on Deck 13.  This was a short jaunt because we were staying Concierge on Deck 12.  Thankfully that short distance allowed us to ogle this sunset before it burned away.

bahamas sunset

Sunset at sea is just one of the many events we look forward to on our Disney Cruises!

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bahamas sunset panorama

Trip Report November 2016 – Day 3

Day 3 started with a morning and afternoon outside the parks, then Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party that night!

We started the morning with two adults ending up standing outside their room door with no Magic Bands.  I knew the Club desk could make a new room key, so one of us ran up to get that.  Once we tried to use the new room key card, we got a red light.

Long story short, if the deadbolt is thrown inside the door, the electronic lock outside cannot open the door.  Lucky for us, our 2 year hold could reach the deadbolt easier than he could reach the handle and probably threw it very early on in the process of us being locked out of the room.  Eventually someone brought the key for the deadbolt, but it took several people attempting the lock before a manager finally had the magic touch to turn the lock.  If you ever feel down, just think about that one time we locked our kid inside our room for 45 minutes.

The Springs

By the time this saga was solved, it was nearing time for our lunch reservation in Disney Springs.  We parked at the new Lime Garage connected to Town Center, which was slick and easy compared to the old days of prowling surface lots for empty spots.

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50% off Disney Cruise Line Deposit for Limited Time

It’s one of my favorite offers of the year!  For a limited time you can book select Disney Cruise Line voyages with 50% off your deposit!  This is not a discount offer, it’s more like a deferred payment.  The other 50% of your deposit becomes part of your remaining balance due by your final payment due date.  This can be a considerable deferment for a 7-Night Cruise, so it’s worth checking out if you’re thinking about cruising in 2017.

Read through the basics of the offer below, and request your cruise quote on our site today!  We offer Onboard Credit for you to use toward your stateroom charges after you set sail!

50% Reduced Cruise Deposit Offer
Now’s the moment! Book a magical voyage by February 15, 2017, and only put down half of the required deposit on the day you reserve the itinerary.

Offer valid on any new reservation for a 7-night or longer Disney cruise departing between June 17, 2017 and December 30, 2017. Remaining balance due at time of final payment. See Important Details below.

You can embark on a tropical 7-night cruise to the Caribbean or Bahamas – or choose from one of our other fun-filled sailing itineraries throughout Europe, Alaska and beyond. With departures from a variety of ports – including Florida, Texas and New York – there are so many convenient options to explore!

  • 7-Night Caribbean Cruises from Florida
  • 7-Night Bahamian and Canadian Coast Cruises from New York
  • 7-Night Bahamian and Caribbean Cruises from Texas
  • 7-Night and Longer European Cruises
  • 7-Night or Longer Alaskan Cruises

Booking Window: December 28, 2016 – February 15, 2017

Important Details

  • Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses, Gratuities and Port Adventures are not included
  • Not valid on Categories with Restrictions (IGT, OGT, VGT), Suites or Concierge Level Staterooms.
  • Valid on all 7-night or longer sailings that do not require final payment at time of booking and take place between June 17, 2017 and December 30, 2017.
  • Rates in U.S. dollars.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
  • Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions.

New Dining Discount for Summer 2017 Walt Disney World Vacations

A new dining offer is available for select summer 2017 vacations while staying at a Walt Disney World value hotel.  This offer includes one Quick Service credit per person, per night of your hotel stay for FREE!  You can also use this offer and pay the difference to upgrade to the Quick Service Dining Plan, basic Dining Plan, or Deluxe Dining Plan.

If you’re looking for a more general discount offer than applies to more hotels, we should see something in a few months.  There is also an active discount for spring 2017 vacations.  Request your quote on our website for all 2017 travel dates!

Quick Service Summer Meal Offer
You can enjoy one meal per person, per night at select Walt Disney World® Resort quick-service dining locations when you buy a non-discounted 5-night/6-day Walt Disney Travel Company room and ticket package at a select Disney Value Resort hotel for arrivals most nights May 30-Aug. 24, 2017 when you book by Feb. 12, 2017.

Booking Window: Dec. 28, 2016-Feb. 12, 2017
Travel Window: May 30-Aug. 24, 2017

*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Tickets valid for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer excludes campsites and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms. Everyone in the room must be on the same package. Excludes alcoholic beverages and gratuities. Children ages 3-9 must order from children’s menu, if available. Advance reservations required.

New Offer for Spring 2017 Walt Disney World Vacations

A new offer is available for select spring 2017 Walt Disney World vacations!  This new Fun & Sun offer applied to dates starting February 20, 2017 through June 10, 2017.  The discount offer expires in two phases, one phase expires February 26, the second phase expires March 30.

A great feature of this offer is the free upgrade to a 5-Day Ticket when  you buy a 4-Day Ticket on your Magic Your Way Package!

A dining deal was also released for select summer dates, and the Gift of Magic discount also has a limited time booking extension through January 24, 2017.  Request your quote for any 2017 vacation dates on our Quote Request Form!

Fun & Sun Offer
When you stay at a Walt Disney World® Resort hotel, you’ll always in the middle of the magic. And with this great travel offer, it’s even easier to bask in the enchantment! You can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights Feb. 20-June 10, 2017.

Plus, you can get one more day added to your ticket when you upgrade to a Magic Your Way® room and ticket package with a minimum 4-day Ticket.

Booking and Travel Windows:

  • Book by Feb. 26, 2017 for stays most nights Feb. 20-June 10, 2017
  • Book by March 30, 2017 for stays most nights April 9-June 10, 2017

*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort-The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. 25% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available for other Resorts.