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Free Dining is now available to everyone for booking! Here are the details:
Travel Dates are September 2-25 2013!
When you book a Disney Vacation of at least 3 days and including 2 day base tickets you will receive the Disney Dining Plan at all Moderate and Deluxe Resorts or the Quick Service Dining Plan at most value resorts for FREE!
If those dates do not work…why not take advantage of the room only offer! Book now for stays 8/15/13-9/28/13 to receive up to 30% off of your accommodations!
Either way you can still get FREE money with your new booking! Simply contact me to get a gift card when you book your Disney Vacation me!
Bookings of $1500-3000 will get a $25 Gift Card
Bookings of $3001-4999 will get a $50 Gift Card
Bookings of $5000 and more will get a $75 Gift Card
You will never pay more than booking directly with Disney, but you will get concierge level service and many magical extras!
Simply click on the image above to get a free quote!
If there is one ride in Fantasyland that can rival It’s a Small World for the title of “Most Classic Disney Attraction,” I really feel Peter Pan’s Flight is it.
Peter Pan has been taking guests on a journey to Neverland aboard a flying pirate ship for decades and the lines are still among the longest in the park.
Why has this ride stood the test of time when other classics like Mr. Toad and Snow White are given their pink slips? I can only attempt to guess, but I think everyone can connect with the idea of staying a child forever. In fact one of the very themes of The Magic Kingdom is that everyone is young at heart! Peter Pan is a character everyone can identify with and enjoy.
The ride itself is also quite unique. You begin by boarding a pirate ship and the cast member sprinkles pixie dust to lower the safety bar then you are off…off to Neverland that is! Through the Darling nursery, out the window and off on a journey into the night. For me one of the most incredible things, is looking down over the streets of London and actually seeing the little cars moving on the street below.
Then you are shifted from the world of reality to the world of fantasy. Mermaids in aqua colored lagoons, Indian Princesses, hungry crocs, lost boys, pirate fights, and of course daring rescues! Its all here inside this ride!
It is a dark ride the entire family can enjoy and I think this is what keeps the crowds coming back!
What is your favorite ride in Fantasyland?
Disney Visa Card holders can book now!
Book now for stay September 2-25 2013 and you will get:
The Disney Dining Plan free at most moderate and deluxe resorts!
The Quick Service Dining Plan free at most value resorts!
You must stay 3 nights and buy a 2 day base ticket as a minimum.
Of all the deals that Disney releases there is perhaps none more talked about and more popular than free dining. For most of 2013 this offer has been elusive. People have been waiting for months to find out if the lower crowds of the fall will bring a free dining offer to Disney World.
This week rumors began to swirl. It has been rumored, and only rumored at this point that free dining will make a brief appearance for a few weeks in September before it retreats back into the underbelly of Disney marketing. If these rumors are true the free dining offer will be released in early May.
For many families, free dining is how they afford a yearly family trip to Disney World. Hopefully if it is released you can travel in September to take advantage of the savings.
If you cannot get away from home in September, fear not, I think we will continue to see some great savings in the form or room and ticket discounts.
If there are two discounts out such as a room only discount and a free dining offer make sure to price out both offers. For some families at some resorts the room discount will actually be a better deal than the free dining offer.
If you are already booked for the dates of the free dining offer, you can still get the savings. If you have a travel agent they will do this for you and alert you of your savings. If you do not, make sure to call Disney to switch your reservation over.
If free dining comes out do not forget, if you book with me you will also get a free gift card! Not a bad deal…free food and some spending money too! Simply email me for details or to be added to my free dining alert list!
If you are interested in booking for this offer you can request a quote here!
What are your thoughts on free dining for this fall?
I am leaving for Disney World in just a few short hours. That means I only have a few more hours to pack! In truth I started packing weeks ago, but it is an ongoing process. I am traveling with my young son so packing was a bit of a challenge. Here is what I brought:
4 Pairs of shorts
2 Pair of pants
1 nice top and pants
Socks and Underwear for as many days as Ill be there X 2! Socks get wet and I find having extras is a huge help to my comfort level!
1 Rain Coat
1 Sweat Shirt
Toothbrush and paste
Sunscreen and aloe
First Aid Kit including Tylenol, Pepto, Cough and Cold Medicine, band-aids, ice pack, and disinfectant wipes
Hat and Sunglasses
Hair brush and elastic bands
For the Munchkin
5 outfits including shorts, t-shirts, and socks made up into plastic bags. It makes my job of dressing him so much easier if all I have to do is grab bag! Plus the plastic bags I pack in then are brought to the park to put wet clothing, snacks, or other things that need storing in!
2 pairs of long pants
Hat and sunglasses
Coloring Books and Stickers for the Plane
Travel Documents (Hotel Reservations, Magical Express, Kids Nite Out Reservations, Boarding Passes, Garden Grocer Receipt, Birth Certificate, ID)
What am I forgetting!
Today I am going to do something I never thought I would do again after College and that is tackle a math problem. So here it is. 2 families are traveling to Disney World at the same time. Each family consists of 2 adults, 1 child who is over the age of ten and therefore an adult in the eyes of Disney, and one child who is under ten. One family has chosen to purchase the Disney Dining Plan allowing each member of their party 1 quick service meal, 1 table service meal and one snack per guest per night of their stay. The other family has decided to forgo the dining plan and pay out of pocket. Lets take a look to see which family ends up spending more money.
Dining for the Day at Magic Kingdom
Dining Plan Family has spent $183.93 (which we know since they already have paid which is one large advantage of the dining plan)
The families have eaten exactly the same :
Snack: 2 cup cakes and 2 Mickey premium bars from their hotel.
Out of Pocket-$16.98
Quick Service: The families ate Lunch at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and order the following
Pulled Pork Sandwich, Cheeseburger, Taco Salad, and a Kids burger meal. They also order 3 drinks.
Out of Pocket- $41.06
As a Bonus the Dining Plan Family got dessert with their meals.
Table Service : Both Families are going to Crystal Palace
They both get the same buffets which includes drinks and desserts
The family paying out of pocket pays $138.19
The family paying out of pocket paid $196.23
The family who used the dining plan saved $12.30 over the family who paid out of pocket.
Hmmmm….The dining plan looks fairly good when you see it written out like that! Do you think the dining plan is a good deal?
Tamara, a Fastpasstomagic reader and Disney Bride wrote in with this question:
What are things “not to miss” for two adults traveling to Disney without children? We want to do Food and Wine Festival this year without breaking the bank. As newlyweds, married in Disney, we wanted to celebrate our one year anniversary then and I was looking for something special/romantic to do that has the Disney magic. Thanks!!
Let me start off by saying this; Disney is not just for kids. There is so much that makes Disney World and Disneyland appropriate vacations spots, I can never grasp why some people feel it is only ok to go to these places with the kids in tow!
The Food and Wine Festival is a fantastic event that is certainly more geared towards adults than children (Grey Goose Slushie, Anyone?) and planning an adult get away during this event is a very smart move!
If you are visiting during the food and wine festival and want to do a bit of budgeting, I might suggest one of two things. You can either purchase the Quick Service Dining Plan or purchase a gift card wrist let for this event.
The quick service dining plan will allow you two quick service meals and a snack per guest per night of your stay. This plan is perfect for people visiting during Food and Wine who are going to be at Epcot a lot. World showcase has the best quick service choices! The snack credits can be used at the numerous food booths, so this is a great value! You can always plan one or two sit down meals, but I find I rarely want to do that when attending food and wine!
During the food and wine festival you will also be able to purchase gift cards that you can wear around your wrist via a stretchy bracelet. These can be purchased at various locations throughout Epcot. Simply put a set dollar amount on the card and you can easily enjoy a day of snacks and drinks without having to constantly dig out money or room keys!
Food and Wine also offers some great adult activities. One affordable thing that I suggest looking into is the cocktail making seminars! You can learn to make a specific cocktail and then enjoy your creation! Its a fun and unique activity only offered during Food and Wine!
Beyond Epcot, there are still tons of things that adults should check out if they are traveling without kids! Plan a dinner at a signature restaurant, go to the spa, or take a carriage ride at Port Orleans. These activities will cost extra, but are well worth checking out. I also highly suggest going to the Dueling Piano Bar, Jelly Rolls, located along The Boardwalk!
One of my favorite things to do as an adult at Disney is to sit on the beach at the Polynesian and watch wishes. It is a wonderful feeling to see the fireworks and hear the music, but think you are on some tropical island!
Another of my favorite things to do as adults is play mini golf. You get two free vouchers for either wintersummerland or Fantasia Gardens when you book a vacation package! This is a super affordable way for a couple to have some fun together. We played at Wintersummerland on our honeymoon and it was a great afternoon!
These are just a few options, there are so many things for adults to do at Disney and I highly suggest planning an adults only trip! Do you have any other ideas for adults touring without kids? I’d love to hear them!
If you are planning to visit Walt Disney World this summer you are in luck! Summer discounts are now available to the public! Book by June 14 for travel date 6/13/13-8/14/13 for savings on rooms and tickets! As always if you book through me, Jess@Pixievacations.com, you will get a free gift card bonus on top of your savings! Check out this chart for details:
This offer does not include The Little Mermaid Standard rooms at Art of Animation or Campsites at Fort Wilderness. Art of Animation Suites are included as are the Fort Wilderness Cabins.
You will also get a discount on park tickets including 4 days or more when booked as part of a package!
Contact me Jess@Pixievacations.com or Call 508-280-4699 for more details!
When you book your vacation with me, not only are you getting concierge level service for free, but you are also entitled to some free Disney money! Here is how it works.
Book a Vacation worth $1999-$3000 and get a $30 Gift Card
Book a Vacation Worth $3001-$4999 and get a $55 Gift Card
Book a Vacation Worth over $5000 and get an $80 Gift Card
This is a great bonus for you!
You can also earn a $25 gift card for referring your friends to me! If one of your friends books a trip you will get $25 in Disney Gift Cards after they pay in full!
Contact me Jess@Pixievacations.com for more details!
Yesterday, Disney released a room discount for the Summer of 2013. This discount if currently being offered only to Disney Visa Card Holders, but will open to the public on April 2nd.
Here is what I would like you to know about this discount:
This discount must be booked by June 14, 2013
It is good for stays June 13-August 14, 2013
Rooms with this offer are limited, so if you want to book with a good savings, I suggest doing it as soon as you can and as close to the public release date of April 2 as you are able to.
It does not include Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms or Campsites at Fort Wilderness. The Fort Wilderness Cabins and Art of Animation Suites are included.
Here is a chart of the savings offered:
4 Day Tickets or More are also discounted with this offer for even more savings!
I am also offering gift card bonuses for anyone who books this discount through me!
Vacations under $3000 qualify for a $25 gift card
Vacations $3001-5000 qualify for a $50 gift card
Vacations $5001 and over qualify for a $75 gift card
With this summer discount I am also offering a +5 Bonus! This means that whichever gift card you qualify for you will get an additional $5 added on to it! That is a pretty good deal!!!
If you would like more info or a quote email me Jess@Pixievacations.com and I will set you up for savings!!!