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Figment Living Seas Mural Festival of the Arts 2018

Festival of the Arts in Epcot

Festival of the Arts is the newest festival to grace Epcot and has quickly become my favorite.  After a successful first year in 2017, Festival of the Arts expanded in 2018 and will continue each winter, covering several weeks in January and February.  Festival of the Arts spans the time between Festival of the Holidays (between Thanksgiving and New Years) and Flower & Garden Festival in spring.

festival of the arts entrance

The great thing about these festivals is that is takes little advance planning to get full enjoyment out of them.  It’s still good to know what to look out for!

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Late Spring Offer Extended

The expiration of the Sun & Fun discount offer has been extended, giving you additional opportunity to take advantage of vacation savings before summer!  This offer is now available for check-in between April 15-June 10, 2018, bookable through May 12.  Availability is limited and rooms and hotels can sell out before the discount expires.

If you’re ready to plan a quick getaway, request your free Walt Disney World quote today!

Sun & Fun Offer

When you are planning a sun- and fun-filled visit to Walt Disney World® Resort, staying in the middle of the magic will help you make the most of you vacation – and now is the time to book! With this offer, you can save up to up to 20% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels.

  • For stays most nights April 15-June 10, 2018. Book through May 12, 2018.

Plus, when you upgrade to a room and ticket package that includes a minimum 5-day theme park ticket with the Park Hopper® Option or Park Hopper Plus Option, you can get one more day added to the ticket, FREE!*

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. 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, Cabins at Disney’s Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort-The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms. 20% savings based on the non-discounted price of the same room for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts. Lower savings may be available for other select Disney Resort hotels.

*Tickets and options must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be by 12/31/18.

Summer 2018 Kid Dining Plan Discount

There is a great new discount available for your summer 2018 family vacation!  This unique offer includes a free dining plan for your kids aged 3-9 when adding a dining plan to your package.

This offer applies to all 3 dining plan tiers! You have the freedom to select which dining plan works best for your family – Quick Service Dining Plan, basic Dining Plan, or Deluxe Dining Plan.

This is the perfect deal to combine with your first visit to the all new Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, opening June 30! See below for more details, then request your free quote today!

Incredibly Delicious Kid-Size Package Offer

You can get a FREE dining plan for your kids (ages 3 to 9) when you buy a non-discounted minimum 3-night, 3-day Magic Your Way package for you and the kid(s) that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel, theme park tickets and a dining plan. For arrivals most nights from May 28 through August 30, 2018 when you book through August 1, 2018.

All 3 dining plans – Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, Disney Dining Plan and Disney Deluxe Dining Plan – are eligible with this offer, but everyone in the reservation must be on the same package.

Booking Information:
Booking window: March 21 – August 1, 2018
Travel window: most nights May 28 – August 30, 2018

*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Tickets are valid for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use or by 12/31/19. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Kids must be in the same room as adult. Disney dining plans exclude gratuities. Children ages 3-9 must order from the children’s menu, if applicable. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase. Theme Park admission is required for some dining locations.

Incredible Summer 2018 Room Discount

Are you geared up to have an Incredible Summer?  The Walt Disney World Resort is ready to help you make the most of your warm weather family time with new discount offers!  This new room discount covers most summer travel dates, including after the all new Toy Story Land opens in Disney’s Hollywood Studios on June 30, 2018.

This room discount has a corresponding package option when you add tickets, or tickets and a dining plan.  There is also a new Kid-Sized Dining Plan offer, and I’ll compare all available offers when preparing your free quote.

Incredible Summer Room Offer

Staying in the middle of the magic will help make a Walt Disney World Resort vacation even more super—especially when there are new and exciting experiences debuting at all 4 parks.

With this offer, you can save on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights June 11 through August 1, 2018:

  • Save up to 25% on rooms, when you book by May 22, 2018.
  • Save up to 20% on rooms, when you book by August 1, 2018.

Ask about great rates for stays most nights May 28 through June 10 and August 2 through August 30, 2018.

This special offer is valid for the Disney Resort hotels listed below. View the chart to explore savings within each Resort Category.

Resort Category

Resort Savings

Select Disney Deluxe Villas

Save up to 25% for stays most nights
6/11/18 to 8/1/18

Book now through 5/22/18

Book 5/23/18 to 8/1/18

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

25%

20%

Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Studios only

15%

10%

Select Disney Deluxe Resorts

Save up to 25% for stays most nights
6/11/18 to 8/1/18

Book now through 5/22/18

Book 5/23/18 to 8/1/18

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

25%

20%

Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

15%

10%

Select Disney Moderate Resorts

Save up to 20% for stays most nights
6/11/18 to 8/1/18

Book now through 5/22/18

Book 5/23/18 to 8/1/18

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

20%

15%

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

10%

10%

The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

20%

20%

Select Disney Value Resorts

Save up to 20% for stays most nights
6/11/18 to 8/1/18

Book now through 5/22/18

Book 5/23/18 to 8/1/18

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites only
Disney’s Pop Century Resort

20%

15%

 

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Length of stay requirements may apply. See Important Details.

Note: Moderate and Deluxe suites may be available at a lesser discount.

Important Details:

  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room.
  • Additional per adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

2018 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets are now on sale!  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place on select dates in November and December.  The party features themed entertainment, characters, cookies, a unique parade and fireworks.  These parties take place in the Magic Kingdom from 7 pm to midnight. The Magic Kingdom close entry at 6 pm to non-ticketed guests.

Save time and money by purchasing your tickets in advance.  Parties can sell out, especially the most popular dates.

There are three options for free ticket delivery.  Print at home is quick and easy.  Standard domestic US delivery is free via USPS.  Will call allows you to pick up a ticket on property.

2018 party dates and advance purchase prices are listed below.  Prices do not include tax.  Party tickets are purchased separately from vacation packages and are non-refundable.  Party tickets can be linked  in My Disney Experience.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2018

November 8,9,16,25,27,29; December 2,4,6,9,11,13,16 – $99/adult, $94/child 3-9 advance purchase

November 12,13,15 – $95/adult, $90/child 3-9 advance purchase

November 30; December 7,14 – $109/adult, $104/child 3-9 advance purchase

December 18,20 – $115/adult, $110/child 3-9 advance purchase

December 21 – $125/adult, $120/child 3-9 advance purchase

Christmas in Walt Disney World is my favorite season of the year.  It’s when the magical feels truly alive for me! If you’re planning to visit Walt Disney World at the end of this year, book now before your favorite hotel sells out.  Submit your quote request today!

2018 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Tickets

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets are now on sale!  Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party takes place on select dates in August, September, and October,.  The party features themed entertainment, characters, trick or treating, a unique parade and fireworks.  These parties take place in the Magic Kingdom from 7 pm to midnight.  The Magic Kingdom closes entry to non-ticketed guests at 6 pm.

train station during halloween party

Spooky Train Station during MNSSHP

Save time and money by purchasing your tickets in advance.  Parties can sell out, especially the most popular dates, so be sure to purchase in advance.

There are three options for free ticket delivery.  Print at home is quick and easy.  Standard domestic US delivery is free via USPS. Will call allows you to pick up a ticket on property.

2018 party dates and prices are listed below.  Prices do not include tax.  Party tickets are purchased separately from vacation packages and are non-refundable.  Party tickets can be linked  in My Disney Experience.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018

August 28; September 3,9,11,16,18,23 – $75/adult, $70/child 3-9 advance purchase

August 17,24,31; September 7, 14,21,25 – $79/adult, $74/child 3-9 advance purchase

September 28,30; October 2,4 – $89/adult, $84/child 3-9 advance purchase

October 8,9,11,14,16,18,21,23,25 – $99/adult, $94/child 3-9 advance purchase

October 5,12,19,26,28,30 – $119/adult, $114/child 3-9 advance purchase

October 31 – $125/adult, $120/child 3-9 advance purchase

If you’re planning to visit Walt Disney World this fall, don’t delay in booking your package to secure your preferred hotel.  Submit your quote request today!

Ticket Price Change

Admission prices for Walt Disney World and Disneyland were adjusted on Sunday, February 11, 2018.  This price change takes effect immediately for stand-alone ticket purchases.

Ticket prices will be updated on vacation packages by February 21, 2018.  Right now is the perfect time to jump on booking your 2018 Disney vacation package.  By booking before the package ticket price change, you lock in your ticket prices!  If you make a change to your tickets after booking, your ticket prices take on prices at the time the change is made.

Booking your 2018 Walt Disney World package early can be one of the best ways to save money on your trip.  The earlier you book, the more hotels and room types there are to choose from.  The closer to your travel dates you book, the more likely your preferred hotel and room choices will be sold out.

Request your free, no-obligation Walt Disney World quote today!

Unique Summer 2018 Walt Disney World Meal Offer

A unique offer is back for summer 2018 Walt Disney World packages.  This offer includes one free quick service meal per person, per night of your package. This offer is only available at value hotel rooms, and for summer travel dates May 29 to August 25, 2018.  Booking on this offer only lasts through February 11, but offer availability may sell out before then.

If you prefer a full Disney Dining Plan, you can choose to upgrade your meal plan.  The discount remains the same when you upgrade to a full dining plan.

Now is a great time to get a jump start on planning your summer vacation! Request your free Walt Disney World quote anytime!

expedition everest

Summer Meal Offer

Get a jump-start on your next fun-filled escape – especially when you can enjoy a little extra flavor. You can delight in one FREE meal per person (ages 3 and up), per night at a select Walt Disney World® Resort quick-service dining location when you buy a non-discounted 5-night/6-day room and theme park ticket package at a select Disney Value Resort hotel. Offer valid for arrivals most nights May 29-Aug. 25, 2018 when they book through Feb.11, 2018.

Booking Window: Jan. 3-Feb. 11, 2018
Travel Window: May 29-Aug. 25, 2018

Tickets valid for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must occur on or before 12/31/18. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer excludes campsites and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort—The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms. Everyone in the room must be on the same package. Each Quick-Service meal includes one entrée and one nonalcoholic beverage (or, if age 21 or over, one beer, wine or cocktail). Children ages 3-9 must order from the children’s menu, if available.
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New Spring 2018 Walt Disney World Discount

A new offer is now available for spring 2018 travel to Walt Disney World!  This new offer has both a room and package option.  When  using the package discount, you can get a free one day ticket upgrade when you include a 5-Day Park Hopper or 5-Day Park Hopper Plus.

If you’re thinking of traveling over spring break, now is the time to explore your package options and book your vacation.  Flower & Garden Festival in Epcot will return February 28-May 28, transforming the park into a beautiful, living tapestry.

Springtime in Florida is one of my favorite ways to ease out of winter!  Request your free Walt Disney World quote today!

Wilderness Lodge courtyard flowers

Sun & Fun Offer

When you are planning a sun- and fun-filled visit to Walt Disney World® Resort, staying in the middle of the magic will help you make the most of you vacation – and now is the time to book! With this offer, you can save up to up to 20% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels.

  • For stays most nights Feb. 18-April 14, 2018. Book through March 7, 2018.
  • For stays most nights April 15-June 10, 2018. Book through April 7, 2018.

Plus, when you upgrade to a room and ticket package that includes a minimum 5-day theme park ticket with the Park Hopper® Option or Park Hopper Plus Option, they can get one more day added to the ticket, FREE!*

The following room types and Disney Resort hotels are excluded:

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

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. 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, Cabins at Disney’s Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort-The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms. 20% savings based on the non-discounted price of the same room for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts. Lower savings may be available for other select Disney Resort hotels.

*Tickets and options must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be by 12/31/18.

Half Deposit Offer on Disney Cruise Line

One of my favorite offers is currently available for 7-Night or longer sailings on Disney Cruise Line – a half deposit!  This offer reduces your initial deposit amount by half, reallocating the other half to the remaining balance due by your final payment due date.  Deposit amounts vary by cruise and stateroom.  This half deposit offer ends February 15, 2018.

Cruise itineraries are currently out through early 2019.  The Magic sails a variety of 7-Night and longer cruises in Europe over summer 2018.  The Wonder spends summers in Alaska.  Both are great family vacation options to getaway during summer break while also seeing new and interesting parts of the world!

Don’t forget, we offer onboard credit for your Disney Cruise!  Request your cruise quote anytime!

castaway cay

The Disney Cruise Line Half Deposit offer is now available for Guests who book a new 7-night or longer sailing between Dec. 21, 2017-Feb. 15, 2018. Guests are only required to pay 50% of the cruise deposit amount to secure the booking and the offer can be applied to 7-night or longer sailings departing June 23, 2018-May 31, 2019. The remaining balance is due at time of final payment.

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 23, 2018 and May 31, 2019.
  • Rates are in U.S. dollars 
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
  • Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions.