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This is the news that EVERYONE loves to hear! Disney has just released new Free Dining dates for this fall through March 2012.
Here’s the quick rundown of example pricing:
Buy 4 Nights and 5 Days at a Select Disney Moderate Resort in a Standard Room for $89* per person, per day, for a family of 4, and get the Disney Dining Plan FREE (valid for stays most nights Oct. 2-6, 2011; Oct. 23 – Nov. 5, 2011; Nov. 27 – Dec. 3, 2011; Dec.11-17, 2011). That’s a total package price of $1,773.
Buy 4 Nights and 5 Days at a Select Disney Value Resort in a Standard Room for 73* per person, per day, for a family of 4, and get the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan FREE (valid for stays most nights Oct. 2-6, 2011; Oct. 23 – Nov. 5, 2011; Nov. 27 – Dec. 3, 2011; Dec.11-17, 2011). That’s a total package price of $1,442.
Ask about packages for other lengths of stay. Also, ask about other great rates for arrivals most nights Jan. 8-14, Jan. 22 – Feb. 4, Feb. 12-18, March 4-10 and March 25-31, 2012.
Call or email Second Star Travels today for your no-obligation quote. Toll free 888-619-1675 or firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t wait too long, rooms at these rates are limited and will disappear quickly!
I have been a very bad blogger! I really admire those that find the time to sit down and write something interesting on a daily basis. I can’t seem to find the time and when I do, I struggle to write something interesting. Like most of you, I’m busy with life. As a wife & mother I get caught up with everything else going on in the house. The kids have sports & school events; I have my company which is growing (YAY!) and then there’s everything else. I’ll try to be better and sit down to write more often.
Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival is still going on through Nov 12th. Still time to take a quick trip to enjoy some delicious foods & beverages.
My favorite time of year to visit Disney is coming up soon. For me, there’s nothing better than the special events & decorations for the holidays. Instead of Raindrops on Roses and whiskers on kittens, it’s Snowflakes on Main St and Gingerbread houses. Those are a few of my favorite things. Of course those are just the tip of the iceberg! The Candlelight Processional takes my breath away just thinking about it and I can’t help but smile when I think of the finding the purple cat in the Osborne Lights.
I’ll dedicate a post to each of the parks and their special holiday events. Until then, thanks for reading! If you have any questions or would like to hear about anything specific, please post a comment here or drop me an email at email@example.com with “blog question” as the subject line.
Have a Magical Day!
I really enjoyed Julie & Julia, the book/movie about a woman who blogged her way through cooking all of the recipes is Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”. When my daughter stumbled on a blog about someone attempting to prepare recipes from Disney cookbooks, I found it intriguing and thought you might as well.
Check out Dining With Doc at The Disney Obsession if you’ve got a few extra minutes. I think it will be a fun read
Just ran across this classic cartoon from 1937 and thought it was a great way to get in the mood for planning a Hawaiian vacation. Disney’s new Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii will start taking reservations the first week of August 2010 for stays starting Fall of 2011. It’s going to be an amazing resort and as we get closer I’ll write more about it. In the mean time, enjoy the cartoon.
While I haven’t been out to Disneyland yet to see this, the video is beautiful! Really makes me want to get out there as soon as possible.
If you’d like to see it in person, call or email Second Star Travels for a no-obligation quote. There are some great deals for Disneyland vacations available right now and World of Color is a great reason to go!
There are a lot of ride time applications available for free or for a small fee. I was curious how some of them worked and if they were worth the money. Today you get a guest posting from my 13 year old son. While on our recent Disney trip, I gave him a job; download the Verizon-Disney Mobile Magic application and test it for the week. Here is his report on it:
Mobile Magic is an application for Verizon phones created by Disney and Verizon to show accurate wait times in the park that you are currently in. Mobile Magic is a very simple application to use. We found that the app was always right compared to other applications out like Ride Hopper. Ride Hopper (a free, social reporting application) was very random, it could have wait times with-in 5 minutes or it would be 2 hours off. Mobile Magic was always right in all four parks on wait times but that’s not all the application can do! The app can help you find your favorite Disney characters or locate a restroom or dining or whatever you will need. Overall, Mobile Magic was a great application to have while we were on our trip.
One of my problems with it was that it was very slow, it could take a while to load when you are at a resort with good cell service, and it took forever to load in the parks with not as good cell phone service. Is it worth the money? I say it is, besides the loading problem I found that the application was great. I think it is worth the money. It was great you could wait in line for one ride and right after say let’s go get fast passes for Space Mountain. It would give you fast pass return times and the wait time. It would also show you a map of the park which is useful when finding food. Again, I think that the application Mobile Magic is worth the money every little bit.
Thank you Jason for your review! A few extra things to know; the cost is $9.99 for 180 days of access. You do need to have a cell phone that can access the internet and data charges are separate. Data usage does add up, especially when playing games or trivia while waiting in line for your favorite rides or on the bus ride to/from the parks. Tip: add a monthly data package instead of paying per MB, then drop the plan when you get home from vacation.
This is really cool. Walt Disney Imagineering filmed this behind the scenes peek at the technology they are developing for the new Disney Cruise Line ships, Dream and Fantasy. Give it a watch, these guys are good!
Big news coming out of Disney Resorts this morning!!! Plans have been announced fora new resort on Walt Disney World property (the 1st in over 7 years!).
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will be unique and feature many family suites with living room & separate bedroom. The resort will feature 4 themes: The Lion King, Cars, Finding Nemo & The Little Mermaid. All in all there will be nearly 2000 units in this new resort; 1120 family suites in the Lion King, Cars & Nemo wings and 864 themed rooms in The Little Mermaid wings.
The new Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will be located next to Disney’s Pop Century resort and is expected to open by the end of 2012.
Of course I will post with more information as soon as I get it!
If you haven’t booked your FREE Dining trip yet, go to secondstartravels.com for a no-obligation quote. Book while you’re preferred dates are still available! Second Star Travels will also make your dining reservations and offers itinerary planning.
I think if you’ve followed my posts at all, you know I love silly little interactive things. So here’s a new one for you from Disney:
This is the deal that people wait for all year: FREE Dining. What is FREE Dining? Quite simply it’s a great way to take the family to Disney World, eat well and save money. Put another way; it’s a really good deal!
With the FREE Dining promotion, a family of 4 can the the Disney Dining Plan free. Book a 5 night 6 day Magic Your Way Package (including tickets, and hotel accomodations) in a standard room at select Disney Moderate Resorts for only $1843. That comes out to about $77 per person per day. This promotion is also available for Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villa Resorts.
If you would prefer to stay at a Disney Value Resort, good news! The Quick Service dining plan is FREE with stays at Disney’s Value Resorts between August 15th and October 2nd.
Other length of stays and packages are available. This is a great way to take the family to Disney World and save money and is a very popular promotion! Don’t wait too long to book or your dates may disappear! Booking begins today and goes through August 14, 2010. Contact your Second Star Travels agent today for a no-obligation quote!