Free Disney Dining Plans – A Delicious Offer for Disney® Visa® Cardmembers

Free Disney Dining Plans with Booking for Disney® Visa® Cardmembers

Savor the magic this summer during a fun-filled vacation at Walt Disney World® Resort! As a Disney Visa Cardmember, you can enjoy a FREE dining plan when they purchase a non-discounted 4-night/5-day Walt Disney Travel Company package that includes a room for 4 nights at a select Walt Disney World Resort hotel and 5-day theme park tickets with Park Hopper® Option.Book through June 16, 2019 for arrivals most nights Aug. 1-21, 2019. Note: packages for other lengths of stay may be available.

Select Disney Value Resort Hotels – FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites Only
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Select Disney Moderate Resort Hotels – FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Select Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels – FREE Disney Dining Plan

  • 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 Village Resort
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Select Disney Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels – FREE Disney Dining Plan

  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Booking Window: Now-June 16, 2019

Arrival Window: For arrivals most nights Aug. 1-21, 2019

You can book now through June 16, 2019 with your Disney Visa Credit Card.

Package Includes:

  • Room
  • Theme park ticket(s) with a Park Hopper Option
  • Dining Plan
    • Disney Quick Service Dining Plan with Value and Moderate Resort hotel packages includes 2 quick-service meals and 2 snacks per person, per night of stay. Several beverage options are available – including non-alcoholic specialty beverages and, for Guests 21 and older, beer, wine and cocktails.
    • Disney Dining Plan with Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resort hotel packages includes one quick-service meal, one table-service meal and 2 snacks per person, per night of stay. Table-service meals can be redeemed for Character Dining and other magical dining experiences. Several beverage options are available – including non-alcoholic specialty beverages and, for Guests 21 and older, beer, wine and cocktails.

Important Details:

  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Additional per adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, and The Little Mermaid standard rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
  • Gratuities are not included.
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Advance reservations are required. Tickets valid for admission beginning date of check-in and must be used within a limited period of time, depending on the length of stay and ticket; visit disneydestinationstickets.com/usage for more details. Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase. Must purchase a Walt Disney Travel Co. room and ticket package, and must mention the offer when calling to book. Must use a valid Disney Visa Card or Disney Rewards Redemption Card to pay the deposit. Disney Visa Cardmember must stay in room.

Save Up to 25% on Rooms at Select Disney Resort Hotels This Summer

This summer, stay in the magic at Walt Disney World Resort with this great room offer.

Save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels, valid for stays most nights May 28 through August 28, 2019 when you book through August 28, 2019.

When you book this offer for arrivals May 28 to June 30, 2019, you’ll receive a Disney Gift Card at check-in—so you can enjoy more magic during your stay! The value of your Disney Gift Card will vary based on Resort Category and original length of stay:

  • Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts: $25 per room per night
  • Disney Deluxe Resorts: $20 per room per night
  • Disney Moderate Resorts: $15 per room per night
  • Disney Value Resorts: $10 per room per night

See Important Details below about the Discount and Disney Gift Card.

If this offer isn’t right for you, ask us about the Free Meal offer on most nights from May 28 through August 21, 2019 when you book through August 28, 2019. Other offers may also be available.

Important Details About the Room Discount

  • Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts and Studios at Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, the Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

Important Details About the Disney Gift Card

  • One Disney Gift Card per reservation.
  • If you complete online check-in in advance, the digital Disney Gift Card will be emailed to you on the day of your arrival. Otherwise, you’ll be asked for your email address when you check in at the Front Desk of your Disney Resort hotel—and the digital Disney Gift Card will be sent to that email address. The email will contain a bar code for using the digital Disney Gift Card, and the usage locations will be listed in the disclaimer. If you don’t receive your Disney Gift Card in your inbox, please check your spam folder or stop by the Front Desk for assistance.
  • Disney Gift Card is usable only to buy goods and services at participating locations including the Disneyland Resort; Walt Disney World Resort; Disney Cruise Line; Disney store locations in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico; and shopDisney.com.
  • Not refundable or redeemable for cash unless required by law.
  • Not redeemable to purchase another gift card or towards previously purchased goods or services. Not a credit or debit card.
  • Does not expire and no fees apply.
  • Lost, stolen, or damaged gift cards cannot be replaced without required proof of purchase and complete gift card number.
  • Disney Gift Card Services, Inc. (“DGCS”) is the card issuer and sole obligor to cardholder and is not responsible for any unauthorized use of card.
  • Card is valid only if obtained at select Disney locations in the US, Canada or Puerto Rico or authorized third-party distributors.
  • Card is not valid and will not be honored if obtained from unauthorized sellers or resellers, including through Internet auction sites.
  • For balance inquiry, participating locations, and additional terms and conditions (including arbitration agreement) for this gift card, visit DisneyGiftCard.com or call (877) 650-4327.
  • DGCS reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the gift card upon notice at DisneyGiftCard.com.
  • Purchase, use or acceptance of card constitutes acceptance of these terms.

Savor Your Summer with a Tempting Offer at WALT DISNEY WORLD

New Walt Disney World Dining Offer

This summer, enjoy a little extra flavor during a fun-filled stay that’s sure to delight little ones and grown-ups alike.

Receive a FREE meal per person (ages 3 and up), per night at a select Walt Disney World Resort quick-service dining location when you purchase a non-discounted, Walt Disney World Travel Co. Package that includes a room for 4-nights at a select Disney Moderate or Value Resort Hotel and a 5-day theme park ticket. Ask about other lengths of stay.

Offer valid for arrivals most nights from May 28 through August 21, 2019.

Book through June 30, 2019.

Important Details

  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Offer excludes Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.
  • Most beer, wine and cocktails included. Some exceptions apply. Must present valid ID to be served alcoholic beverages. May only be redeemed with the quick-service meal.
  • Gratuities are not included.

If this offer isn’t right for you, ask us about the 25% Off Rooms Offer on most nights May 28 through August 28, 2019 when you book through August 28, 2019. Other offers may also be available.

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites is Now on Sale

Prices start at just $89 a night!

We’re excited to announce Universal Orlando’s newest hotel, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites is now on sale.

Dockside Inn and Suites is set to open in May 2020, and with rates as low as $89 per night, it will bring extra affordability to your client’s vacation. 

Dockside Inn and Suites is the second hotel coming to our new hotel complex, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort. It will join Surfside Inn and Suites, which is set to welcome its first guests in July 2019.  

More than half of the rooms across both hotels will be 2 Bedroom Suites, featuring two separate bedrooms, a kitchenette and dining area, and a bathroom with a separate shower and vanity. The 2 Bedroom Suites will sleep up to six guests, perfect for the whole family. 


Walt Disney World Annual Pass Prices to increase

With the increase of the parking fee and the new date-based ticket pricing structure that was released today for guests at WDW, prices have also increased for all Walt Disney World Annual Passes effective today.  The only exception being the Water Parks Annual Pass.

Here is a break down:

Water Parks After 2 Annual Pass (Florida Residents only)

  • Increased from $75 to $79

Epcot After 4 Annual Pass (Florida Residents only)

  • Increased from $279 to $289

Disney Weekday Select Annual Pass (Florida Residents only)

  • Increased from $289 to $319

Disney Silver Annual Pass (Florida Residents only)

  • Increased from $439 to $479

Disney Gold Annual Pass (Florida Residents and DVC Members only)

  • Increased from $589 to $609

Disney Platinum Annual Pass

  • Florida Resident increased from $729 to $749
  • All other guests increased from $849 to $894

Disney Platinum Plus Annual Pass

  • Florida Resident increased from $829 to $849
  • All other guests increased from $949 to $994

Walt Disney World Raises Fees to Park Vehicles at Their Theme Parks

On the day that Disney is announcing the new ticket pricing structure, they are also increasing their theme park parking fees effective today.

Regular automobiles will now have a fee of $25 (up $3 from $22), over-sized vehicles will be charged $30 (up $3 from $27), and preferred parking will now cost $50 (up $5 from $45).

Disney Cruise Line to Sail from New Orleans, Hawaii and Beyond in Early 2020

In early 2020, Disney Cruise Line will offer families even more ways to explore the world together with the addition of a brand-new home port in New Orleans, Louisiana and a highly anticipated return to the Hawaiian Islands. Disney Cruise Line will also return to Puerto Rico for a limited time and continue guest-favorite itineraries to tropical destinations from Florida and California.

First-time Home Port in New Orleans
In 2020, the Disney Wonder will embark on a variety of Caribbean and Bahamian cruises from New Orleans – the first time Disney Cruise Line will have a home port in Louisiana. Not only will this provide families from the region with the magic of having a Disney ship in their own backyard, but it will also draw families from farther away to discover this incredible city before they set sail.

Before or after their Disney cruise, Guests can venture into the city to savor the distinct flavors of famous New Orleans cuisine, visit family-friendly museums and parks, and revel in the sweet melodies of world-renowned jazz music. Travelers will delight in the Southern charm of this new home port, and Disney fans will find magic around every corner as they experience the iconic sights and sounds that inspired the beloved animated film “The Princess and the Frog.”

The Disney Wonder will embark on six cruises during this limited-time season from New Orleans, including four-, six- and seven-night Western Caribbean sailings; a seven-night Bahamian cruise; and a 14-night Panama Canal voyage, departing February 7 through March 6.

Long-Awaited Return to Hawaii
After a five-year hiatus, the Disney Wonder will return to Hawaii in early 2020 for two special cruises: a nine-night voyage to Honolulu from Vancouver, Canada, on April 29, and a 10-night sailing back to Vancouver on May 8.

During these dream vacations, guests will discover the breathtaking beauty of the Hawaiian Islands, including the famous beaches of Waikiki on Oahu; the views from high atop the summit of Haleakala Crater on Maui; the lush tropical gardens and waterfalls of Kauai; and the diverse natural wonders of Hawaii Island.

Popular Itineraries from Puerto Rico and California
The Disney Wonder continues its standout season with returns to popular home ports on both coasts. First, the ship sets sail for the Southern Caribbean during two seven-night voyages departing January 19 and 26 from San Juan, Puerto Rico, followed by a five-night Bahamian cruise. Then beginning on March 20, the ship embarks on seven sailings to Baja and the Mexican Riviera, ranging in length from two to seven nights, from San Diego, California.

Unforgettable Tropical Getaways from Florida
Disney Cruise Line will have three ships sailing to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Florida in early 2020, and every cruise includes a day of fun in the sun on Disney’s private Bahamian island reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests, Castaway Cay.
From Miami, the Disney Magic will sail three-, four- and five-night Bahamian cruises and five-night Western Caribbean cruises.
From Port Canaveral, the Disney Fantasy will sail seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, plus two special sailings at six- and eight-nights each.
From Port Canaveral, the Disney Dream will sail three- and four-night Bahamian cruises to Nassau and Castaway Cay.
With a variety of options from Florida, Guests can choose the vacation that provides something for everyone in the family, combining the adventure and relaxation of tropical destinations, the ease and indulgence of an ocean cruise, and the world-class entertainment and service of a Disney vacation.

When To Book Early 2020 Itineraries
Platinum, Gold or Silver Castaway Club members, can take advantage of the opportunity to book early 2020 itineraries before they go on sale to the general public on October 4, 2018. Book either online or by phone during the designated booking window.
October 1, 2018: Platinum Members
October 2, 2018: Platinum and Gold Members
October 3, 2018: Platinum, Gold and Silver Members
October 4, 2018: all Guests

Big Ticket Price Changes Coming to Walt Disney World!

Walt Disney World has announced that starting October 16, 2018, they will offer seasonal-priced multi-day tickets where the final price of the ticket depends on what dates you are planning to visit. This will work like current 1-Day tickets: a ticket for Value dates will be cheaper than a ticket for Regular or Peak dates. Most ticket periods will cover a mix of Value, Regular and/or Peak dates, and the price will be based on the specific dates the ticket covers.

We do a quick analysis of the changes below, but here’s our bottom line: we recommend that most people who have a vacation planned between now and the end of 2019 should buy tickets now or book a package now with Wishes and Wands Travel. We think it’s likely that most multi-day tickets will go up in price, and if some go down in price it won’t be by much.

All current tickets will be honored through their existing expiration dates, for any day of the year, and packages booked now will stay at their current prices even if the components (tickets, dining, etc.) go up in price before your vacation (assuming you don’t make a change that causes the package to be repriced; see below for more). Read on for more details about the new tickets.

Important Note: this information is based on our best understanding of Disney’s current plans. Disney may change aspects of the new ticket system between now and the actual day they roll it out (including changing the date they roll it out) so consider all of this preliminary information until Disney actually starts selling the new tickets.

Below is a basic outline of the changes.

Each new ticket will have a specific date range it is valid for, which you select when you buy it.

Each length of ticket is valid for a few more days than there are admission days on the ticket, so you don’t have to go into the park every day. For example, a 2-day ticket can be used on any 2 out of 4 consecutive days, while a 7-day ticket can be used on any 7 of 10 consecutive days.

If you buy a ticket with a Disney Vacation Package, the validity period is the longer of the period mentioned above, or the full length of the package (counting both arrival and departure days).

“Flexible date” tickets that work the same way as today will still be available, but we’re pretty sure they’ll be more expensive than specific-date tickets.

You will be able to change the start date, length, or options on a ticket yourself without having to visit the park in person. There will be options on the MyDisneyExperience web site and app, or you can do it over the phone with Disney Reservations. You’ll have to pay any price increase caused by the changes, naturally.

The price of the specific-date tickets vary over the course of the year. They’re cheapest during slow, off-season weekdays, and expensive over holiday periods and summer weekends. We don’t know the exact calculation used.

In the end, we believe most tickets will be more expensive under this new system, with some possible exceptions for tickets covering mostly weekdays during Value season. Looking back to when Disney introduced season-priced 1-Day tickets, the Regular and Peak tickets went up in price relative to the “any day” tickets that were being sold previously. The Value tickets went down in price, but by a very small amount. We think this is likely to repeat.

So if you have a trip planned for next year that touches a weekend or a holiday period, we think it’s a safe bet to buy your tickets or book a package now and lock in the current prices. Think of it as insurance. On the other hand, if you look at your planned dates and most of them are Value dates, you may want to roll the dice and see if the new prices end up saving you money.

Storybook Dining at Artist Point Debuts This Winter at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Magic mirror on the wall, what is the fairest character dining of all?

This winter, it will most certainly be the all-new character dining experience opening at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge!

Storybook Dining at Artist Point will invite guests to venture into an Enchanted Forest-like setting inspired by Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” There, you’ll enjoy a delicious meal of fantastic fare with visits from Snow White, Dopey and Grumpy. Delightful music and activities will help bring the classic fairytale to life, and they’ll even have an opportunity for an encounter with The Queen.

This immersive character dinner takes place amidst the rustic elegance and exceptional dining that Artist Point is known for. You will enjoy a uniquely themed prix fixe menu, including shared starters, a choice of individual plated entrees and ‘sweet spells’ to finish the meal.

We’ll have more information to share soon, including menu offerings, an opening date and when you can book reservations , as well as where Guests might be able to find select fan-favorite Artist Point menu items in the future.

Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White is slated to begin this winter.

Everything you need to know about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

Mickey Jack-O-Lanterns light up Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom as decorations set the stage for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The family-friendly after-hours event offers trick-or-treating, meet and greets with favorite characters in costume, plus the must-see “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade” and “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks display. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a special ticket event and takes place on select nights each fall at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Ali Nasser, photographer)

Are you planning a visit to Walt Disney World® Resort this fall? Then Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom® Park is an absolute must-do event. This in-park party celebrates Halloween with spooky decor, Disney characters in Halloween costumes, complimentary trick-or-treating, and entertainment you will have to see to believe!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which requires a special ticket to attend, will be held on the following nights: Aug. 28, 31; Sept. 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28 and 30; and Oct. 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30 and 31. Party fun takes place from 7 p.m.-midnight, although party ticket holders may enter the park as early as 4 p.m. to enjoy regular park offerings.

Guests of all ages are welcome to dress in costume on party nights (check out the park guidelines here). As you arrive, you can grab a treat bag for trick-or-treating and party event map, which displays all the locations of trick-or-treat stations, special entertainment and more. Sometime during the night, you can head to the Main Street Fire Station and pick up an event-exclusive Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom spell card. This year’s design features Orange Bird.

You won’t want to miss the “Boo To You” parade, which steps off twice on party nights. The Headless Horseman leads off the hair-raising procession, which includes classic Disney characters (in not-so-scary Halloween costumes), an entire portion devoted to the Haunted Mansion, a celebration of treats and more.

“The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” stage show delights Guests by bringing the Sanderson Sisters back to run “amuck” for the evening, calling on Disney villains to help them conjure the ultimate Hocus Pocus Party Potion. 

Disney Villains light up the night during “Happy HalloWishes Fireworks.” This spectacular features a villainous soundtrack with songs like “Grim Grinning Ghosts,” “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” “Never Smile at a Crocodile” and more.

Those with a sweet tooth can take treats to the next level by perusing the tasty selection of limited-time goodies created specifically for the event.

As a reminder, tickets for select nights for both Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are commissionable.

Applicable Dates for 2018 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tickets:

  • August 28, 31 
  • September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 
  • October 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25

Advance tickets start at $75 for adults and $70 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). Day-of tickets start at $85 for adults and $80 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax).