Walt Disney World Resort Update

by Marie Rossiter, contributing writer
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Update for October 20 – 26, 2014

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News and Views

Big Hero 6 characters coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios | Trattoria al Forno begins taking reservations on October 21 | Dapper Dans surprise passengers on Southwest flight | Richard Petty Driving Experience offers season passes |Epcot welcomes new flag performers to Italy pavilion | Haunt Your Disney Side Contest asks for entries for food and beverage tips | Wine & Dine Half Marathon Team MousePlanet Group Photo Meet-Up | Views from Around "the World" | Quick takes | Discussion of the Week | Crowd update

Big Hero 6 characters coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios debuts a new character meet-and-greet opportunity when Hiro Hamada and Baymax from the upcoming Walt Disney Studios movie Big Hero 6 arrive at The Magic of Disney Animation attraction in November.

At the new meet-and-greet experiences, park visitors can tour the "San Fransokyo" lab before meeting the characters of the new movie, scheduled to hit theaters on November 7.

In its announcement, Disney Parks Blog gave no specific date as to when guests could visit the duo, however, Wreck It Ralph's Vanellope and Ralph's meet-and-greet shuts down this Friday, October 24, to make way for the new characters.

Trattoria al Forno begins taking reservations on October 21

Disney announced an opening day of Thursday, December 18, for the new restaurant at Disney's BoardWalk. Visitors can begin making reservations as tomorrow, October 21.

Disney Parks Blog also gave readers a sneak peak at the restaurant's menu, which features items such as:

  • Fried Calamari with White Balsamic and Lemon Agrodolce ($11.99)
  • Roasted Portobello Mushroom and Cipolini Onions with Arugula Pizza ($18.99)
  • Baked Lasagna with Shaved Fennel-Arugula Salad ($18.99)
  • Braised Beef "Bolognese" with House-made Cavatelli ($21.00)
  • Cannoli "Pizzelle" filled with Chocolate and Pistachio Cream ($6.99)

Visitors can dine at Trattoria al Forno from 7:30 to 11:30a.m. for breakfast and from 5:00 to 10:00p.m. for dinner. The restaurant participates in the Disney Dining Plan. To make reservations, call (407) WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) or visit the official Walt Disney World Dining website.

Dapper Dans surprise passengers on Southwest flight

Last week, Southwest Airlines began offering non-stop service from Love Field in Dallas, Texas to the Orlando International Airport. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Disney teamed up with the airline to make the maiden trip extra magical by sending the famous Dapper Dans barbershop quartet to serenade passengers both in the airport and during the first flight.

In addition to the live entertainment, Disney and Southwest gave passengers Mickey ears to wear, Disney-themed treats to enjoy during the flight, and a free ticket to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party for that evening

To see what the passengers experienced, check out the video provided by the Disney YouTube channel. 


Video by Disney Parks YouTube Channel.

Richard Petty Driving Experience offers season passes

Walt Disney World visitors looking for satisfy their need for speed on a regular basis can pick up a season pass to The Richard Petty Driving Experience and Exotic Driving Experience.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Richard Petty Driving Experience season pass includes four eight-lap Rookie Experiences, four Bring a Friend vouchers (worth $150 off any driving experience for a guest), and four free ride-alongs. Pass holders also receive 25 percent off all merchandise purchased on the day they drive. Passes cost $999 each and can be used at the Walt Disney World Speedway.

The Exotic Driving Experience gives visitors the chance to drive ultimate sports cars such as Lamborghini and Ferraris. The $749 Exotic Speed Pass grants holders three Exotic Driving Experiences, six Bring a Friend vouchers worth $100 each, and 25 percent off any merchandise purchased the same day of the experience.

If interested, passes can be purchased until November 9 by calling (407) WDW-PLAY (407-939-7529).

Epcot welcomes new flag performers to Italy pavilion

Last week, a new flag-throwing troupe debuted their show at Epcot's World Showcase Italy pavilion, according to Rikki Niblett from our sponsor TouringPlans.com. The Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro perform intricate dance moves and tricks with flags along to drums and horns for visitors throughout the day. The daily show runs at 11:20 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:20 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Haunt Your Disney Side Contest asks for entries for food and beverage tips

Last week, we reported on the new Haunt Your Disney Side Contest, where one lucky person would win the grand prize of a private Haunted Mansion Party in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, followed by an overnight stay in Cinderella Castle. 

For week two of the contest, Disney invites the public to submit their best idea for Halloween themed food and drinks. It could be candy, cookies, cakes, cocktails or something else wickedly creative. Check out the contest video on the Disney Parks Blog for some inspiration!

The Haunt Your Disney Side Contest has a new theme each Monday and runs through November 4, 2014. For more information on the contest and how to enter, read the official rules.

Wine & Dine Half Marathon Team MousePlanet Group Photo Meet-Up

Are you participating in the 2014 Wine & Dine Half Marathon on November 6? If so, join us for our pre-race group photo meet-up.

  • Where: Wine & Dine starting area main stage area
  • When: 8:45 p.m.

The Wine & Dine race starts at 10:00 p.m. but announcers will start to ask participants to move towards the starting corrals at around 9:00 p.m. The shuttle buses from the resorts stop running at 8:00 p.m., so we think 8:45 is the best time to catch as many people as we can.

Look for us in our official Team MousePlanet gear, and take a few moments to hang out with fellow Padders and be part of our group photo.

If you are participating in the Wine & Dine Half Marathon, join us in the Team MousePlanet forum and let us know you're racing, then show up to be part of our official group photo.

Views from Around "the World"

After a couple of week's hiatus, we're excited to bring you the latest views around Walt Disney World. As you'll see, Magic Kingdom is still a hub of construction activity and Hollywood Studios has snow and the holidays on its radar!

Magic Kingdom

Work continues on the new bridge that enlarges the pedestrian area around Central Plaza at Magic Kingdom. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

New sidewalks appear to be taking shape in Central Plaza. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Across the way near the Crystal Palace, we see dividing walls being added. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Work on theming the new backstage alley for guest flow continues behind Main Street U.S.A. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

The Astro Orbiter is completed with a new paint job on both planets and rockets. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Memento Mori attracts guests into its Haunted Mansion-themed gift shop. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

New gift ideas are available, including this Spirit Photography, showing you what you would look like in a more deceased state. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Construction is occurring on what was formerly a Seven Dwarf gift shop. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Wanderin' Oaken's Trading Post is now located at the site of the former AFI film showcase, at the exit to the Backstage Studio Tour. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

A sizable store is now within the newly located trading post. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Workers rake up the snow for the snow play area within the "Frozen" space. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

As lights are prepared for the Christmas light spectacular, the nativity has been relocated to a new, more visible location. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

QuickTakes

...Disney announced two refurbishment projects last week in the Magic Kingdom. According to our sponsors at TouringPlans.com, the Liberty Square Riverboat closes on January 23, 2015 for a four-day refurbishment and then Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid closes on February 2, 2015 until March 5, 2015 for refurbishment. For more information on this and other attraction updates, check out our Refurbishments and Attraction Closures below.

...Is Mickey's sorcerer's hat going to move from its current location at Disney's Hollywood Studios? It's a question that has made it way around the internet for a long time, but the whispers seem to be getting louder since a photos of a theme park map without the famous icon began making the rounds online. The photos, which can be seen on the Attractions Magazine website, clearly show that there is no hat in front of The Great Movie Ride. When asked about the omission, Disney officials said "We have nothing to announce at this time," according to Attractions Magazine article. Skeptics say it may just be a graphic design error, while others hope the hat gets a new home somewhere else in the park. Stay tuned for future updates!

...The Magic Kingdom's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad gets the star treatment when it becomes the focus of a new Disney Kingdoms comic book in the Spring of 2015. Disney Parks Blog made the announcement last week and gave readers a sneak peek at the first issue's cover art. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will be a five-part comic series featuring an action-packed story that goes back in time to uncover the legend behind the mountain.

Discussion of the Week

MousePad Discussion Forum member nickjandrews posted this week's discussion topic:

I know we have had a wee bit of discussion in the past. I am planning on buying a new pair of shoes and breaking them in before the upcoming festival. I have always liked New Balance, but my parents have both bought Orthaheel lately and say they are excellent for them. We all have different feet, but I'd like to hear opinions on various brands for quality and comfort. Cross-trainers best? Let's hear your thoughts...

Head over to the MousePad forum and share what your favorite footwear is for parking touring and keeping your feet as comfortable as possible!

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Crowd Forecast

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Busier than September but still manageable, October is a great month for low crowds with bearable weather. As the Halloween Party scheduled goes, so go crowds at the Magic Kingdom. Visit on a day hosting an evening party and you'll find short hours, but a near-empty Kingdom. Watch out for foodies cramming Epcot during the Food & Wine Festival on weekends. 

TouringPlans.com can help you avoid falling into the typical tourist pitfalls with our per-park Crowd Calendar, Lines - Mobile Wait Times App that gives access to current and estimated wait times for attractions, and Touring Plans detailing the best plan of attack for hitting the attractions. Now more than ever, it's a good time to subscribe to TouringPlans.com to plan your strategy to avoid the crowds!

Below are the predicted resort-wide crowd numbers for select days generated by the TouringPlans professional statisticians as measured for the upcoming week. For the access to the full year and per-park crowd level predictions, visit our Crowd Calendar.

Date Overall
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4/10
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6/10
Thursday, October 23, 2014 6/10
Friday, October 24, 2014 5/10

Check out the Disney World Park Crowd Levels page on TouringPlans.com for park-specific predictions and recommendations on which days to visit and avoid particular parks!

  • Tuesday is the best day to visit the Magic Kingdom.
  • The resort crowd level on Saturday 6 out of 10.
  • Following a Touring Plan is important when crowd levels spike at the park you're visiting!

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  • Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – January 6–10, 2016. Registration opens April 28, 2015.
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend – February 18–21, 2016. Registration opens July 14, 2015.

For current information on registration dates and capacity, see Lorree Tachell's runDisney Race Capacity Updates in the Team MousePlanet forum on our MousePad discussion board.


Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Magic Kingdom

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Fantasmic! – closed November 19–21 for refurbishment

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Resorts

As previously reported by MousePlanet, some refrigerators in non-Disney Vacation Club rooms at Walt Disney World are being replaced due to a product defect. All Walt Disney World Resort rooms—with the exception of DVC Villas, the family suites at the Art of Animation and All-Star Movie resorts, and the cabins at Fort Wilderness—are impacted. Disney says "the schedule for replacing the refrigerators at these Resorts is expected to last several months."

In the interim, if you have a reservation at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel and need a refrigerator for medical reasons, we recommend contacting your resort directly to inquire about availability during your trip. The hotel should be able to arrange for one if your room does not yet have a new refrigerator, but supplies may be limited while they work to replace all of the malfunctioning units.

  • All Star Music Resort – refurbishment of its Intermission Food Court is scheduled for reopening on December 21, according to our sponsor TouringPlans.com.
  • Polynesian – Never Land Club Children's Activity Center closed for refurbishment through January 1, 2015.
  • Polynesian – refurbishment of the lobby ongoing.
  • Wilderness Lodge – refurbishment of its Silver Creek Springs Pool through late November 2014.

Water Parks

  • Typhoon Lagoon – the entire park closed October 26 through December 20 for refurbishment.
  • Blizzard Beach – the the entire park closed January 4, 2015 through March 3, 2015.

Elsewhere

  • Disney Osprey Ridge Golf Course – permanently closed to play.
  • Downtown Disney Lots H, I, J, and K (in Westside area) closed until further notice for Disney Springs construction.
  • Downtown Disney Bridge 4 and restrooms on Pleasure Island are temporarily closed for ongoing construction work.
  • Cirque du Soleil La Nouba – performs Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Current Discounts & Promotions

Note: MousePlanet does not edit past Updates to reflect price increases; for up-to-date prices, check the most recent Walt Disney World Resort Update. For your convenience, we have grouped the discount offers based on the intended audience. Check out the category that best matches you, and pick the offer that works best for you. And keep those tips coming—let us know if you find a better or different offer, so we can share it with other readers!


Discounts for Everyone

2014 Free Dining offer for general public

Sue from Small World Vacations reports the general public can book Stay/Play/Dine Discounts through December 29, 2014. Offer details:

Stay / Play / Dine Discounted Magic Your Way Packages

  • Stay, Play and Dine Discount Requires a 3-night stay with at least 2 days of tickets.
  • Booking Dates: Now through December 29, 2014
  • Travel Dates: December 14–20, 2014; January 5 through March 7, 2015.
  • Not all dates and resorts available. Subject to availability
  • Disney Value Resorts: Magic Your Way with Quick Service Dining Package Required
  • Disney Moderate, Deluxes and Deluxe Vacation Villa Resorts: Magic Your Way Plus Dine Package Required
  • Excludes: Little Mermaid Rooms at Disney's Art of Animation, Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian, Disney's Bay Lake Tower, Disney's Fort Wilderness Campsites, Disney's Polynesian Villas, 3 bedroom Villas at Disney's Deluxe Vacation Villa Resorts

Room Only Discount Tickets and Dining Can be Added

  • Booking Dates: Now through December 29, 2014
  • Travel January 5 through March 28, 2015
  • Excludes Little Mermaid Rooms at Disney's Art of Animation, Disney's Grand Floridian Villas, Disney's Bay Lake Tower, Disney's Fort Wilderness Campsites, Disney's Polynesian Villas, all 3-bedroom villas at Disney's Deluxe Villa Resorts
  • All Discounts are not guaranteed and are subject to limited availability.

Specific discounts:

  • Disney Value Resorts (except Disney's All Star Movies) – 15% weekends; 20% weekdays
    • Disney's All Star Movies – 10% weekends; 15% weekdays
  • Disney's Moderate Resorts (except as listed below) – 25% weekdays; 20% weekends
    • Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter – 10% weekend; 15% weekday
    • Disney's Coronado Springs Suites – 10% weekday and weekend
  • Disney Deluxe Resorts (unless listed below) – 30% weekday and weekend
    • Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge Savannah View and Club Level – 20% weekday and weekend
    • Disney Deluxe Resort Suites – 10% weekday and weekend
    • Disney Deluxe Vacation Villas – 30% weekday and weekend: Saratoga Springs, Old Key West, Beach Club Villas and BoardWalk Villas 
    • Villas at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge – 20% weekday and weekend

Call your travel agent, contact Small World Vacations, or call Walt Disney Travel at (407) 939-7741 to book these offers.


Memory Maker pre-arrival discount

Disney's PhotoPass service provides a discount on Disney Memory Maker pre-arrival packages. For $149 plus tax, Walt Disney World guests can digitally download any photos associated with their Memory Maker account, including photos taken on attractions. The advanced purchase price is a $50 savings. Applicable taxes are charged to all orders.

Special offer only available from this link, and must be made more than three days prior to arrival at the Walt Disney World Resort. All sales are final, and not eligible for an exchange or refund.


Discounts for Annual Passholders

Rates starting at $79 per night on select dates this fall

Disney released new fall discounts for annual passholders for the following travel dates: Now through November 25, and November 29 through December 23, 2014. Rates begin at $79 for value resorts (Sunday through Thursday stays) and go up from there. Book through December 20, 2014.

Sample rates:

  • Disney's All Star Sports Resort: S–Th $79/night; F–Sa $95/night.
  • Disney's Pop Century Resort: S–Th $87/night; F–Sa $104/night.
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort: S–Th $136/night; F–Sa $151/night.
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort: S–Th $207/night; F–Sa $234/night.
  • Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa: $228/night.

Advance reservations required. No group rates or other discounts apply.

Length of stay requirements

  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Maximum stay: 14 nights

Discounts only applied to travel dates that are valid offer travel dates

Additional per adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room

Number of rooms allocated for this discount is limited.

Offer excludes:

  • 3-bedroom villas
  • Disney's Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid standard rooms
  • The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian & Spa
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort.

Discounts for Disney Rewards VISA & Debit Card Holders

2014 Free Dining Offer for Disney Rewards VISA & Debit Card Holders

Sue from Small World Vacations reports the Disney Rewards VISA and Debit Card Holders can now get a free dining discount when booking a qualifying Walt Disney World vacation package.

Offer details:

2014 Vacation Dates

  • October 26 through November 1
  • November 9–20
  • December 12–23

Free Quick Service Plan

  • Book a Magic Your Way vacation package for a minimum of three nights with at least two days of theme park tickets at select Disney Value Resorts to receive Disney's Quick Service Dining Plan for free. Visitors can upgrade to a Table Service Dining Plan for less than $20 per night for adults and less than $5 per night for children ages 3 through 9.
  • Value Resorts included:
    • Disney's Pop Century
    • Disney's Art of Animation Suites
    • Disney's All-Star Music Resort
    • Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

Free Table Service Dining Plan

  • Book a Magic Your Way vacation package for a minimum of three nights with at least two days of theme park tickets at select Disney Moderate, Deluxe, and Deluxe Villas Resorts to receive Disney's Basic Table Service Dining Plan for free. An upgrade to the Deluxe Dining Plan is available for less than $50 per night for adults and less than $11 per night for children ages 3 through 9.
  • Moderate and Deluxe Resorts included:
    • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
    • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Disney's Fort Wilderness Cabins
    • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
    • Disney's Contemporary Resort
    • Disney's Grand Floridian & Spa Resort
    • Disney's Polynesian Resort
    • Disney's Wilderness Lodge
    • Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
    • Disney's BoardWalk Inn
    • Disney's Beach Club Villas
    • Disney's BoardWalk Villas
    • Disney's Bay Lake Tower
    • Disney's Old Key West Resort
    • Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
    • The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
    • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas.

Offer Restrictions

  • Advance reservations required
  • All guests staying in the same room must add theme park tickets to their Magic Your Way package. Tickets may include park hoppers, water parks & more and/or no expiration options.
  • Walt Disney World Resorts limits the number of free dining rooms.
  • Offer excludes 3-bedroom villas at Disney Vacation Villa Resorts, Disney's Art of Animation Resort Mermaid Rooms, Disney's All-Star Movies Resort, Disney's Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Riverside, and The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Dining plans exclude alcoholic beverages and gratuities
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from children's menu, if available

Room and ticket discount for travel dates from February 24 through June 15

No discounts available March 6–14 and April 13–19. Buy a minimum four day ticket and get a day free.

Room discounts include:

  • 5 percent off All Star Movies, Port Orleans French Quarter, Bay Lake Tower, suites at Coronado Springs
  • 15 percent off Art of Animation family suites
  • 20 percent off select rooms at Wilderness Lodge & Villas, Contemporary, Grand Floridian and Animal Kingdom Lodge & Villas, Beach Club Villas
  • 25 percent off Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, Port Orleans Riverside, Cabins at Ft Wilderness
  • 30 percent off Saratoga Springs, Old Key West, Boardwalk Villas, Wilderness Lodge, Beach Club, Yacht Club, Polynesian Resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge

20 percent off select guided tours

Disney Visa cardholders receive 20 percent off the non-discounted price of selected guided tours for up to 10 people. The cardholder must participate in the tour, and pay with a Disney's Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards Redemption Card. Tours included:

  • Magic Kingdom Park
    • Disney's Family Magic Tour
    • Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour
    • Disney's The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour
    • Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour
  • Epcot
    • Gardens of the World (offered seasonally)
    • The UnDISCOVERed Future World
    • Disney's Dolphins in Depth
    • Epcot DiveQuest
    • Epcot Seas Aqua Tours
    • Epcot Behind the Seeds (15 percent discount)
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
    • Wild by Design
    • Backstage Safari
  • Multiple Theme Parks and Backstage Areas
    • Backstage Magic
    • Disney's Holiday D-Lights (offered seasonally)
    • Disney's Yuletide Fantasy (offered seasonally)

10 percent off select restaurants

Disney Visa cardholders receive 10 percent off the check when you pay with a Disney's Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards Redemption Card (be sure to request the discount). Discount excludes alcohol.

  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge – Sanaa (Lunch)
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort – The Wave (Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground – Trail's End Restaurant (Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Disney's Old Key West Resort – Olivia's Café (Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa – Turf Club (Lunch)
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge – Whispering Canyon Café (Lunch)
  • Disney's Yacht Club Resort – Captain's Grill (Breakfast and Lunch)

10 percent off merchandise

Disney Visa cardholders receive 10 percent off at participating Disney-owned retail location when you spend a minimum of $50 and pay with a Disney's Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards Redemption Card (be sure to request the discount). Read all of the restrictions on the Disney Visa website.


Free 5" x 7" character photo at a private meet and greet location at Epcot

Present your Disney's Premier Visa Card or Disney Rewards Visa Card for access to a private character meet and greet at Epcot for the cardholder and up to five guests. The event is hosted daily from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. inside Innoventions West at Epcot. You'll receive one free 5" x 7" character photo per day.


Discounts for Florida Residents

 None at this time.

Discounts for U.K. Residents

2014 Free Dining offer for U.K. residents

2014 Free Dining offers for U.K. residents have been released. From the information posted on the Virgin Holidays website, it appears the 2014 program offers free Quick Service Dining Plan plan when booking at a Moderate resort, and free Dining Plan when booking at Deluxe resorts, Old Key West or Saratoga Springs. There are also offers for a free $200 Disney Gift Card and/or a 14-day ticket for the price of a seven-day ticket depending on travel dates. These particular offers are valid for U.K. residents only.


Discounts for Canada Residents

Fall 2014 Free Dining offer for Canada residents

Offer details:

Free Quick Service Plan

  • Valid travel dates:
    • October 30 through November 1, 2014
    • November 20, 2014
    • December 12–23, 2014
  • Value resorts included:
    • Disney's All-Star Music Resort
    • Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
    • Disney's All-Star Art of Animation Resort – Family suites only
    • Disney's Pop Century Resort

Free Table Service Dining Plan for moderate resorts

  • Valid travel dates:
    • November 20, 2014
    • December 12–23, 2014
  • Moderate resorts included:
    • The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
    • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Free Table Service Dining Plan for deluxe resorts

  • Valid travel dates:
    • October 26 through November 1, 2014
    • November 9–20, 2014
    • December 12–23, 2014
  • Deluxe resorts included:
    • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
    • Disney's Beach Club Resort
    • Disney's BoardWalk Inn
    • Disney's Contemporary Resort
    • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    • Disney's Polynesian Resort
    • Disney's Wilderness Lodge
    • Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Free Table Service Dining Plan for deluxe villa resorts

  • Valid travel dates:
    • October 26 through November 1 2014
    • November 9–20, 2014
    • December 12–23, 2014
  • Deluxe Villa resorts included:
    • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas–Jambo House
    • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas–Kidani Village
    • Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
    • Disney's Beach Club Villas
    • Disney's Boardwalk Villas
    • Disney's Old Key West Resort
    • Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
    • The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Offer Restrictions

  • Advance reservations required
  • Not valid with any other discount or promotion
  • Theme park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use.
  • Walt Disney World Resorts limits the number of free dining rooms.
  • Offer excludes 3-bedroom villas at Disney Vacation Villa Resorts and campsites
  • Dining plans exclude alcoholic beverages and gratuities
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from children's menu, if available


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