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Trial Allows Dogs in Rooms at 4 Walt Disney World Hotels

In your news today, Walt Disney World will now allow dogs to stay in 4 select hotels on property.  This trial opportunity is currently available for hotel stays October 15, 2017 to October 15, 2018.  The four hotels included are Art of Animation, Port Orleans Riverside, Yacht Club, and the Cabins at Fort Wilderness.

There is a nightly charge of $50 at the value, moderate and cabin options.  The charge is $75 per night at the deluxe option.  Two dogs per room are permitted.  Rooms will have easy access to green space, which likely means first floor rooms at the hotels.  Rooms with dogs receive Pluto’s Welcome Kit with special items for your furry friends.

Among the requirements for this trial are that dogs must be well behaved, on a lease in public spaces and up to date on vaccinations.  Special door hangers indicating dogs are in the room are required and housekeeping will only occur upon request with the owner of the pets present.

Read below for more information about this four legged friendly trial.

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Boardwalk Innkeepers Club Review

The Innkeepers Club is the concierge level of the Boardwalk Inn.  Club Level at Walt Disney World hotels involves a designated set of rooms, pre-arrival concierge services, on-site concierge desk, and Club Lounge.

The Innkeepers Club is located on the 4th floor of the Boardwalk Inn.  Most of the Club Level rooms are located inside the keyed access door (use your Magic Band to open) next to the Club desk.  A few rooms on floor 4 and 3 are located outside of the controlled access hallway, and all of the Garden rooms are located on the ground level below this. There are Standard Rooms that sleep up to 5 +1 child under 3 and face the Boardwalk or the Gardens/leisure pool. There is a Deluxe Room that sleeps 6 adults +1 child under 3 that face the Boardwalk. The Garden Rooms sleep 2 +1 child under 3. A few special suites are also part of the Innkeepers Club.

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Fall 2017 Walt Disney World Discount

New room discounts were released for select dates October through December 2017!  There are also package versions of this same discount.  Some weekend and holiday check-in dates are excluded from the discount.

If you’re thinking of a trip this year, now is the time to book!  Some popular travel dates are already sold out at many hotels, so the earlier you can book the more options you’ll have for your hotel and room type selection.  Request your free Walt Disney World Quote today!

Magical Holidays 2017 Room Discount

You can save up to 20%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels for stays most nights Oct. 8-Dec. 24, 2017.

Booking and Travel Windows:

  • Book by Oct. 7 for stays most nights Oct. 8-Dec. 24, 2017.
  • Book by Dec. 24, 2017 for stays most nights Dec. 8-24, 2017.

When you stay at a select Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you’ll enjoy benefits like first access to Disney FastPass+**planning, complimentary MagicBandsExtra Magic Hours in a Theme Park each day to enjoy select attractions (valid Theme Park admission and Resort ID required), complimentary transportation and standard parking, plus more!

*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 adult 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, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid standard rooms. 20% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available for other Disney Resort hotels.

**Valid Theme Park admission and online registration required. Disney FastPass+ attractions and entertainments experiences, the number of selections you can make and available arrival windows are limited.

Fall 2017 Room Discounts

A new Walt Disney World room discount is now available for late summer to fall 2017!  This offer covers travel dates August 1-October 7, 2017.  This offer overlaps a previous Summer Room discount that covered dates through the end of August.

This room offer also coverts to a package offer when you add theme park tickets.

Construction at moderate hotels has made booking Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter more competitive, so these hotels are selling out earlier than usual.  This means fewer discounts are available.

If you’d like to travel to Walt Disney World this fall it’s wise to book as soon as possible.  The earlier you book the more hotel and room options we’ll have to choose from.  Request your free, no-obligation quote today!

Enchanted Escape 2017 Room Discount

It’s the perfect time to stay in the middle of the magic! You can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Aug. 1-Oct. 7, 2017 when you book by Aug. 31, 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!

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

Booking Window: April 24-Aug. 31, 2017
Travel Window: Aug. 1-Oct. 7, 2017

The following room types and Disney Resort hotels are excluded:

  • 3-bedroom villas
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Bungalows
  • 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

*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, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms and the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. 25% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available at other select Disney Resort hotels.

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.

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.

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Trip Report November 2016 – Day 2

Our first day in the parks was one I worked hard to prepare for.  On paper it was just a morning in Epcot with a lunch at Garden Grill.  In practice it was the shining glory of a chipmunk toddler.

Since the Garden Rooms at the Boardwalk are not located near the Innkeepers Club Lounge I went up and brought breakfast for all of us back on a tray.  After finishing that we walked to Epcot.  We arrived 40 minutes after park opening and did the Seas, Turtle Talk, Imagination, checked out the DVC Lounge, and Fastpassed Living with the Land in 2 hours.

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Waiting for Turtle Talk with Crush

Our lunch at Garden Grill might be the most magical memory we’ve made in the parks, rivaling baby Goofy meeting Minnie and Pluto.  Our little chipmunk had fantastic interactions with the characters and all the staff went above and beyond in making our meal great.

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Trip Report November 2016 – Day 1

Our November 2016 trip was somewhat an accident.  It started out as a long weekend trip after Thanksgiving so we could see some of the new experiences that opened since our January 2016 trip.  The trip slowly grew, then a month and half out had to be moved completely.  Suddenly it was a week-long trip in the middle of November!

I’ll start by talking about our flight, since traveling with toddlers is sometimes a fiasco.  This was not our toddler’s first flight, but it was his first with a seat.  I swore off lap children after our last trip, so it suited me just fine that’s he’s old enough to require a ticket now.  We have a dedicated travel car seat (Evenflo SureRide DLX Convertible Car Seat) which we strapped to the stroller (Summer Infant 3Dlite Convenience Stroller) using a bungee cord.  Our toddler walked or was carried through the airport.  At security the stroller was broken down and went through x-ray while the car seat is manually inspected since it’s too big to fit through the machine.

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Boardwalk Inn Garden Club Room Review

In November 2016 we spent a week in a Garden Room at Club Level at the Boardwalk Inn.  There are 14 Garden Rooms (occasionally referred to as suites) at the Boardwalk.  These rooms are located on the ground level outside of the Innkeepers Club area.

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Garden Room 1

The Garden Rooms are two storied, with living areas and a half bath on the ground floor and a bed and full bath on the second floor.

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Upstairs

I’ll go over some facts about the room, my opinions about staying here, and some information about the Innkeepers Club.

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