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Early 2016 Walt Disney World Room Discounts

Create Family Memories at the Walt Disney World® Resort

2016 is the year to make new family memories at “The Most Magical Place on Earth!” From meeting your favorite Disney friends in person to the dazzling gardens of the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival, there’s truly something for everyone inside this magical Vacation Kingdom!

For a limited time, you can save up to 25% at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Jan. 2 – Apr. 13, 2016. Not only will you enjoy staying closer to the magic, your stay will also include an array of special Disney touches and magical extras that only on-property guests receive!

Travel Dates:

Save up to 25% most nights Jan. 2 – Apr. 13, 2016 (when booked before Dec. 23, 2015)

Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability!

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The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Savings based on 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 campsites, 3-bedroom villas, the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, 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 suites and other select Resorts

Play, Stay, Dine, and Save at Walt Disney World® Resort

For a limited time, you can save on your upcoming adventure at the Walt Disney World® Resort. You’ll feel like royalty when you experience the world-class amenities of your Disney Resort hotel, enjoy Extra Magic Hours at the Parks, and receive complimentary transportation between Orlando International Airport and your hotel and throughout the entire Walt Disney World® Resort. Plus, you’ll receive advance opportunity to make FastPass+ reservations for your favorite attractions a month before regular day guests!

Save when you purchase a Walt Disney Travel Co. Magic Your Way Vacation package that includes room, tickets, and dining for stays most nights Dec. 13-19, 2015 and Jan. 2-Mar. 7, 2016.

Booking Window:
Book now – Dec. 23, 2015

Contact your Magic Maker® today to start exploring the “The Most Magical Place on Earth” with this promotion.

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Click here for details on Walt Disney World® Resort’s Early 2016 Room Discount!

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on a non-discounted price for the same package. Base 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. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort-The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside (December dates only). Excludes alcoholic beverages and gratuities. 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.

‘Merry & Bright’ Packages Bid Farewell to Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Two new premium packages, which are now available for booking, will bid a fond farewell to The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights as it completes its 20th and final season inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios®!

Merry & Bright Dessert Party

This is your chance to eat, drink, and be merry while enjoying the millions of dancing lights! The Merry & Bright Dessert Party provides a private viewing area complete with delicious holiday-themed desserts, specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, sodas, water, tea and coffee as well as a custom roll-up stadium blanket as a keepsake of the event!

  • Dates: Nov. 6 – Dec. 24, 2015 (7:00-8:30p) and Dec. 25 – 30, 2015(8:30-10:00p)
    Excluding Nov. 17, Dec. 9 and Dec. 18
  • Pricing: $69/adult and $39/child (ages 3-9) with tax and gratuity included
    Admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required and is not included in the price of this package

Merry & Bright Dinner Reception

Ring in 2016 with a delightful feast as The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights makes its last performances at the Walt Disney World® Resort ! From inside a reserved viewing area, you’ll enjoy a holiday buffet (shrimp, beef, turkey and more) as well as specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, beer and wine. Each of you will take home a custom keepsake shadow box featuring your own Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights bulb.

  • Dates: Jan. 1, 2016 (8:30-10:00p) and Jan. 2-3, 2016 (7:00-8:30p)
  • Pricing: $99/adult and $54/child (ages 3-9) with tax and gratuity included
    Admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required and is not included in the price of this package

Contact your Magic Maker® today as availability is very limited and these events are expected to sell out!

Guests may enter and exit the event location (located at the end of Streets of America near the Lights, Motors, Action!® Extreme Stunt Show entrance) as many times as they wish during their designated viewing and dessert party time. The event location is outdoors and uncovered. In the event of potential rain, it will be moved to a covered location. Seating at the dessert party will be open seating, with no assigned seats, however wheelchairs and ECVs can be accommodated. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. A valid form of government identification will be required to verify age. This offer may not be combined with any other discounts or promotions. Disney dining plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event. Separate admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required and is not included in the price of this package. Entertainment, including the light display itself, is subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Holidays Shine Bright at the Disneyland® Resort

It is almost that time of year again!  From November 13 to January 6, the Disneyland® Resort transforms into a winter wonderland! This year, the Resort will continue its 60th Anniversary celebration in addition to many holiday favorites. Here are just some of the holiday fun you can expect this year at the Disneyland® Resort.

  • At Disneyland® Park, Disney Paint the Night Parade and “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular will continue showing in celebration of Disneyland® Park’s 60th Anniversary!
  • Mickey’s Soundsational Parade will take a break for the holiday season so that guests can enjoy the seasonal fun of “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade each day.
  • In Disney California Adventure® Park, both “World of Color – Celebrate” and “World of Color – Winter Dreams” will be shown. Check your Daily Times Guide for complete schedules.
  • Santa Claus will greet guests inside Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure® Park and at a new location in Critter Country at Disneyland® Park.
  • Inside Disneyland® Park, Jingle Cruise, “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday will all return for 2015.
  • At Disney California Adventure® Park, Disney ¡Viva Navidad!, Olaf’s Snow Fest and the Buena Vista Street Community Choir will return. Guests will also find themed-holiday decor in Cars Land, “a bug’s land” and throughout Buena Vista Street.

Start planning your escape to the Disneyland® Resort for the holidays.

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Attractions and entertainment are subject to change without notice.

Late 2015 Disneyland® Resort Savings

Be dazzled by savings!

The Disneyland® Resort Diamond Celebration is in full swing – celebrating 60 spectacular years since the opening of the Disneyland® Park! And now, you can save on your upcoming stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa or the Disneyland® Hotel!

Save up to 20% on select Premium rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa or the Disneyland® Hotel or up to 10% at Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel on select weekday stays (Sun.–Thu.) between 10/25 – 12/17/2015

Booking Dates:
Book now – Nov. 18, 2015

Travel Dates:
Stays select Sun. – Thu. nights Oct. 25 – Dec. 17 with travel completed by Dec. 18, 2015. Some blockout dates apply.

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Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sun. – Thu. nights. Valid for travel between 10/25-12/17/15. Book from 9/9-11/18/15, with travel completed by 12/18/15. Savings on Premium rooms are available on Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and Paradise, Artisan and Regal Suites. Ask about savings on other hotels and room types. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and five (5) people maximum per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate Theme Park admission required to enjoy the Parks.

‘Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise’ Coming Soon to Walt Disney World® Resort

Earlier today, the Walt Disney World® Resort announced another unique opportunity to enjoy the Wishes nighttime spectacular!

Building off of the popularity of their existing Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party that is hosted in the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant, they will begin offering ‘Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise’ starting Oct. 5, 2015. Setting sail from the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) about one hour prior to Wishes on one of the resort’s double-stack ferryboats, this event will feature a variety of delectable sweets, beverages, and amazing views of the fireworks show. Because this event is outside of the park, no theme park admission is required.

Event offerings will include:

  • “The Grand” Key Lime Tart
  • Polynesian De-constructed Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • Contemporary “Traditional with a Twist” Spiced Flourless Chocolate Cake
  • “Main Street” Mickey Balloon Tarts
  • Mini “Fireworks” Cupcakes with a Pop
  • Cinderella’s Sugar Slipper with Orange Financier
  • Florida Mango Panna Cotta,
  • Assortment of specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including sparkling wine, coffee and signature punch.

On nights when Magic Kingdom® Park is hosting Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties, guests will be treated to a showing of Happy HalloWishes or Holiday Wishes – Celebrate the Spirit of the Season respectively.

Reservations are currently available for most Monday, Thursday and Friday nights Oct. 5 – Dec. 18, 2015. Pricing is $99 for adults and $69 for kids ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included) which includes a take-away Souvenir Palette Plate & Glow Glass. All sailings are limited to 150 guests, so availability will go quickly!

Contact your Magic Maker® for reservations or additional information!

Exclusive ‘Sorcerers’ Card Available to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Guests

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom 2015 Halloween Party Exclusive CardAttending one of the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties this fall? Don’t forget to pick up your event-exclusive Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game card!

For the past three years, party guests were treated to a special card –  “Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Bag of Tricks” in 2012, a Hitchhiking Ghosts card from the Haunted Mansion® attraction in 2013, and the Helmsman pirate from the Pirates of the Caribbean® attraction in 2014! This year’s card will be called “Minnie Mouse’s Costume Chaos” and will feature Minnie, Clarabelle Cow and Daisy Duck dressed as witches.

Obtaining your card is easy. Simply visit the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom recruitment center inside the Magic Kingdom® Firehouse on Main Street, U.S.A.®. After registering with the Cast Member using your party ticket and wristband, you will receive this year’s special card along with a regular card pack if needed. Supplies are limited for each party, so make sure to visit the recruitment station early in the evening!

Not familiar with Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game? Click here to view our previous article that explains the interactive experience that launched back in 2012.


‘Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant’ Tests Breakfast Offerings

Beginning November 1st, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios® will begin testing breakfast service at their location. Guests can kick their “solar day” off right by enjoying an out-of-this-world breakfast in one of the park’s most popular dining locations.

Breakfast service will include breakfast pastries to share in addition to a choice of appetizer, entrée and non-alcoholic beverage. The complete menu is not yet available, but here is a preview of some of the offerings:


  • Fresh Fruit
  • Yogurt Parfait


  • Puff Pastry filled with Scrambled Eggs, Crab, Asparagus and Gruyère Cheese with Roasted Tomatoes
  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin on Baby Spinach, with Bacon and Cheddar Custard on a Roasted Tomato and Cheesy Horseradish potatoes
  • Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Bacon, Sausage Links and Breakfast Potatoes
  • Macadamia Crusted Brioche French Toast with Mascarpone and Fresh Berries
  • Mickey Waffle with side of Bacon or Sausage
  • Kids Offerings:
    • Scrambled Eggs with Sausage, Bacon and Potatoes
    • French toast or a mini-Mickey waffle

Menu offerings subject to change.

The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant breakfast is available for a limited time – from Nov. 1, 2015 until Jan. 23, 2016. Pricing is $23.99 +tax for adults and $12.99 +tax for kids ages 3 to 9 or (1) Table Service entitlement on the Disney Dining Plans.

Contact your Magic Maker® with additional questions or to request your Advance Dining Reservation!

Florida Residents Sail and Save on Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line has announced special rates exclusively for Florida Residents on select sailings. Experience fantastic shows, onboard activities for the entire family, delectable dining, and visits to the most exciting ports in the cruise industry – including Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

Booking Window: Monday, Aug. 31 – Sunday, Sep. 6, 2015

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
Port Canaveral, FL 7-Night W. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 10/31/2015 5B


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Offer limited to 50 staterooms and is subject to availability. Other discounts do not apply. Proof of Florida resident is required for at least one adult member on the reservation within 48 hours of booking. Failure to submit complete identification will result in a cancellation with applicable cancellation fees. Florida resident must be at least 18 years of age. Other stateroom types may be available at varying rates. Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses not included. See Disney Cruise Line brochure for applicable terms and conditions.

Disney Cruise Line® Issues Travel Advisory for Tropical Storm Erika

Last Update: 8/29/15 9am Eastern

As of 9am on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, Disney Cruise Line has issued the following update regarding Tropical Storm Erika:

Disney Cruise Line is monitoring the current weather conditions and path of Tropical Storm Erika. At this time, we have made no changes to our itineraries. Should weather conditions change, we can alter the itinerary of our ships to ensure the safety and comfort of our Guests.