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Disney Offers Free Dining and Discounts for Fall 2016

Today, Disney announced two new promotions for the Fall, 2016.  The first is Free Dining.  Wen you buy a non-discounted package for select arrive dates between August 23 and December 21, you may qualify to get a free Disney dining plan.  If you have a Disney Visa, be sure to let us know.  Dates available for the Disney Visa offer start on August 14.


The next offer is a room discount, available between August 26 and November 5, 2016.  You can save up to 25% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels!


Availability is limited so contact your Travel On A Dream consultant to get your Fall 2016 Disney World quote today!

2016 Disney World Packages Available NOW!

This morning, Walt Disney Travel Company released their packages for 2016 resort stays.  There are some notable differences from 2015 packages.

  • There will be four miniature golf vouchers per package, valid for one round of miniature golf prior to 4:00 pm at either Fantasia Gardens or Winter Summerland miniature golf courses.
  • There will be four vouchers per package for general admission to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for one day.
  • The discount on bowling at Splitsville Luxury Lanes™ is now 10% rather than 20%, but the 10 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday restrictions have been removed.
  • The dining discount at Planet Hollywood® is now 15% instead of $15.
  • Several extras have been removed, including discounted dining, arcade game card, tours discount, DisneyQuest vouchers, horseback rides discount, fishing discount, marina discounts and spa treatments/salon services discount.

Courtesy holds can be placed on a reservation for three days (down from seven), at which time a $200 deposit is due to continue to hold the reservation until the final payment is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation penalties remain the same, though the days have changed.  There are no penalties if reservations are cancelled at least 31 days prior to arrival.  Final payments are due 30 days prior to arrival and any cancellations between 30 days and two days prior to arrival will result in a $200 penalty.  Cancellations less than two days prior to arrival will result in no refund.  These terms only apply to the 2016 packages.

Contact your Travel On A Dream agent or request a quote today!

Dopey Challenge 2015

Editor’s Note:  Todd Carrier brings us two blogs about his latest runDisney events.  Today we hear about Marathon Week 2015.

The first full week of January, Walt Disney World’s Marathon Week 2015 marked the return of the some of its most beloved races. The flagship event for runDisney reprised the same races and challenges that it held last year; the Pluto 5K Family Fun Run, the Minnie Mouse 10K, the Donald Duck Half Marathon, the Mickey Mouse Marathon, the 10th anniversary of the Goofy Challenge, and the second Dopey Challenge. I was lucky (or foolish) enough to be able to participate in my second consecutive Dopey Challenge.

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2015 Disneyland, Walt Disney World Resort and Aulani Available July 30

Disney has announced that its 2015 packages for Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Aulani will be available to reserve beginning July 30, 2014.  Dates available to book at that time will include all dates where travel ends no more than 499 from the date booked.  This means that nearly all of 2015 will be available when the packages are available.

Put in your request today and our agents will get you a quote just as soon as they are available.  Click on Request A Quote to submit your request today.


2014 Candlelight Processional Packages Now Available

Effective today, Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages are now on sale.  A Disney holiday tradition, the Candlelight Processional combines a full orchestra, choir and special guest narrator to tell the audience the story of the babe in a manager.  Each night the guest narrator tells the story of Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem.  The orchestra and choir provide the accompanying songs and music.

Celebrity Narrators announced today include:

  • Jodi Benson – November 28 and 29, 2014
  • TBD – November 30 to December 4, 2014
  • Whoopi Goldberg – December 5 and 6, 2014
  • TBD – December 7 to 14, 2014
  • Sharon Stone – December 15 to 17, 2014
  • Ana Gasteyer – December 18 to 20, 2014
  • Marlee Matlin – December 21 to 23, 2014
  • TBD – December 24 to 27, 2014
  • Steven Curtis Chapman – December 28 to 30, 2014

Show times are at 5:00 pm, 6:45 pm and 8:15 pm all nights except December 7, which only will have the two latter times.  Celebrity narrators are subject to change without notice.

Candlelight Processional is included with your admission to Epcot.  General admission is on a first come, first served basis.  Disney does, however, offer a Candlelight Processional Dining Package.  With the package, you are guaranteed a seat.

Dining packages include a 3-course meal or full buffet for lunch and/or dinner, depending on location.  For those on a Disney Dining Plan, the package will take two table credits.  Participating restaurants include:

  • Biergarten Restaurant
  • Chefs de France
  • Coral Reef Restaurant
  • The Garden Grill
  • La Hacienda de San Angel
  • Nine Dragons Restaurant
  • Restaurant Marrakesh
  • Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
  • San Angel Inn Restaurante
  • Teppan Edo
  • Tokyo Dining
  • Tutto Italia Ristorante
  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria

We recommend making your dining reservations today.  Please note if you do already have dining reservations for these restaurants, you will need to switch them to the package if you want to attend the show.  The early show will include lunch for dinner, while the later shows will include dinner.  Let your agent know which restaurant location and which show you are interested in for us to book for you.  With your Disney World package booked with Travel On A Dream, we are happy to handle all of your dining reservations, including booking the Candlelight Processional Package with no additional cost to you.

Free Dining Returns for Fall 2014 at Disney World

Beginning May 2, 2014, Chase Disney Visa cardholders were offered a free dining plan with non-discounted packages at Walt Disney World on select dates this fall. We expect this offer to be extended to the general public on May 7, 2014. Book a non-discounted Magic Your Way package of three nights or more with at least two day park tickets, with your arrival date on the following dates and you can qualify for free dining:

  • August 31 – October 3, 2014
  • October 26 – November 1, 2014
  • November 9 – 20, 2014
  • December 12 – 23, 2014

Guests staying at a Value Resorts will start with a Magic Your Way + Quick Service package.  Guests staying at a Moderate, Deluxe, or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort will start with a Magic Your Way + Dining package.

Some restrictions do apply and availability is very limited. Little Mermaid Rooms at Art of Animation Resort , All-Star Movies Resort, Campsites at Fort Wilderness Resort, Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, and 3 Bedroom Villas are excluded.  Package must be booked by August 8, 2014.

If you are ready to book, our agents are ready to take care of you.  Please submit your request.  If you are using a Disney Visa, we can take care of you immediately, but will need your Disney Visa card to apply the deposit of $200 at the time of booking.  Please submit your payment here or call our office at 888-681-1240.  We cannot put a courtesy hold on a reservation until this is available to the general public. A $200 deposit with a Disney Visa is required at the time of booking, however, your reservation is fully refundable until 45 days prior to arrival. Once this offer is available to the general public, we can put your reservation on a 7 day courtesy hold for any of the dates indicated.

dtnemail-Dining_Chip_Dale__2_-302a1In addition to free dining, Disney has also released a room discount.  Discounts of up to 30% are available on room reservations for most nights August 16 to October 3, 2014 when booked by August 8, 2014.

  • Value Resorts: get up to 20% off
  • Moderate Resorts: get up to 25% off
  • Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: get up to 30% off

You can add tickets and dining to the room reservation to make it a package.

This offer excludes Villas at Grand Floridian, Bay Lake Tower, Little Mermaid standard rooms at Art of Animation Resort, All-Star Movies, Port Orleans French Quarter, campsites and 3-bedroom villas. Savings are based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per adult charges apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Advance reservations required.  The room discount cannot be combined with any other offers, including free dining.