It is time once again to offer a quick review of the special offers currently available for Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
Walt Disney World Special Offers
Perhaps the most notable and important current special offer to mention at Walt Disney World is the end of the Free Dining. This opportunity with many dates through the end of September 2011 was initially offered back in August of this year and has been running strong ever since. However, today, December 20th, 2010, is the last day to book the special according to Disney.
For many arrivals between January 1 – 5, January 9 – 13, January 21 – February 3, February 11 – 17, February 25 – March 3, May 27 – June 2 and August 19 – September 29, Disney is willing to give guests free dining for those that book qualifying packages. To qualify, the packages must include both room and ticket options.
Those that do qualify and book at a value resort will get the free Disney Quick Service Dining Plan which includes two quick service meals and two snacks per day. Also included in this package is one free refillable Disney Resort Mug per person in the package. Disney calculates a sample price of this package at $1,397 for a family of four during late August through most of September for a 4-night / 5-day Magic Your Way Package – or $70 per person per day – a calculated savings of $467 for the package.
Qualifying moderate and deluxe resort packages will receive the Disney Dining Plan instead of the quick service option. On this plan, guests get one table service, one quick service and one snack per day. Those sames dates mentioned above would run approximately $1,751 for a family of four package for 4-nights and 5-days. Calculated out this comes to $88 per day per person, or a savings of $599.
Those looking for just a room discount will find that Disney World is currently offering up to 35% off of qualifying room only reservations. The best deals are for those reserving by December 31st of this year for arrivals between February 17, 2011 and April 16, 2011. Deluxe Villa reservations are up to 35% off during this time-frame, Deluxe Resorts are 20% – 35% off, Moderate Resorts are 25% off and Value Resorts are 20% off.
Guests who book the same special after the New Year, but before February 13, 2011 will be offered a slightly lower discount of 30% off for Deluxe Villa reservations, 15% – 25% for deluxe resorts, 20% for moderate and 15% for value.
Disneyland Special Offers
Guests thinking about a west coast theme park trip will want to know about the current special offers for Disneyland.
First up, a package special for those booking a qualifying 3-night, 4-day package at a Disneyland Resort Hotel or a Good Neighbor Hotel. This applies for most arrivals between January 4, 2011 and April 11, 2011 for those booked by February 19th. It offers a 4th night stay free of charge for a little extra time at the park where it all started.
Room only discounts are also an option at Disneyland. For instance, for those booking a 2-night stay by February 19, 2011 for arrivals between January 2 and April 13, Disney is offering up to 35% off at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. The discount drops to 30% for the Disneyland Hotel and down to 25% at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.
Finally, a Disneyland Park ticket special is also being offered. Receive a 3-day park hopper pass allowing entry into both Disneyland and California Adventure for only $169 per adult. The discounted tickets are available for visits between January 4, 2011 and April 14. This same ticket would cost $206 without the discount and if purchased at the gates.
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