Disney’s Polnesian Villas & Bungalows

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Disney completed its final phase of construction on the Polynesian Villas and Bungalows as of July 1st. If you have not ever stayed or visited the Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World, it is a rare treat!

The Polynesian Village Resort (formerly the Polynesian Resort) is a deluxe resort along the Monorail Loop near the Magic Kingdom. The new studio villas and bungalows are an expansion as part of the Disney Vacation Club. These new accommodations are available for non-DVC members as well.

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The Polynesian Village Resort is one of the most lush and beautiful resorts on the WDW property, mimicking the feel of the Hawaiian islands. Recently, the pools, restaurants and grounds were given a renovation in order to make room for the new bungalows. The lobby of the resort is one of our favorites, with tropical plants that create a rainforest feel. The lobby was also recently renovated with new sculptures and decor.

Deluxe Studio at Polynesian

Deluxe Studio at Polynesian

The new Deluxe Studios sleep up to 5 people and feature a queen-size bed, queen-size sleeper sofa and a pull-down bunk-size bed beneath the television. They also offer a kitchenette, private porch or balcony, and new upgraded decor and finishes. There is a split-design bathroom, with one bathroom area housing a walk-in shower and sink, and the other area housing a tub/shower combination, toilet and sink. The design is to allow multiple people to get ready at the same time.

Living Room in the Bora Bora Bungalow

Living Room in the Bora Bora Bungalow

Master Bedroom in Bora Bora Bungalows

Master Bedroom in Bora Bora Bungalows

Master Bathroom in Bora Bora Bungalows

Master Bathroom in Bora Bora Bungalows

The Bora Bora Bungalows sleep up to 8 people and include 2 bedrooms and 2 baths – there are only 20 units on the resort property. These newly designed and decorated bungalows have a master bedroom and master bathroom, as well as a second bedroom and bath. The second bedroom has one queen-size bed and one pull-down bunk. The living room offers a queen-size sleeper sofa, and one pull-down bunk-size bed, as well as a flat panel TV and glass doors that open to the back deck. Master bedroom windows overlook the lagoon waters. Bungalows also include a full kitchen, private deck and stacked laundry.

Living Room and Kitchen in Bora Bora Bungalows

Living Room and Kitchen in Bora Bora Bungalows

One of the things we love best about the Polynesian is the dining! Dining options offered at the resort are:

  • O’Hana – Character breakfast with Stitch and Lilo; Hawaiian style dinner feast (reservations recommended)
  • Spirit of Aloha Show – traditional Hawaiian luau with Polynesian dancing and family style feast (reservations recommended)
  • Kona Cafe – Asian and American fusion menu that also serves sushi (reservations recommended)
  • Tambu Lounge – tropical drinks and Hawaiian-inspired appetizers
  • Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto – Tiki cocktails and small plate snacks
  • Cook’s – 24-hour quick service with a great menu for families
  • Pineapple Lanai – Dole Whip location at the Polynesian
  • Kona Island – coffee and pastries in the morning, sushi and sashimi in the evening, located in the lobby
Newly redesigned lobby of Polynesian

Newly redesigned lobby of Polynesian

Other great amenities located at the Polynesian include:

  • Multiple pools including the Lava Pool and the Oasis Pool, as well as the new splash area for kids, Kiki Tiki Splash Play area
  • Seven Seas Marina that offers watercraft rental as well as private cruises and excursions
  • Campfires on the beach where they roast marshmallows
  • Fishing dockside or on excursions
  • Movies Under the Stars – movies played on an outside screen
  • Jogging trails around the beautiful lush grounds
  • Direct monorail access to take you to the Magic Kingdom or to the TTC to catch a monorail to Epcot.

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Special Deal for Polynesian Villas

The Polynesian Village Resort is a Deluxe resort at Disney World, and the Villas and Bungalows are on the pricier side. But they do offer families wonderful amenities and space while staying on property – it is such a luxury to have a kitchen and laundry while on vacation, as well as having much more space than a traditional hotel room. If you are considering staying at the Polynesian, this is a great deal that was just announced!

Disney Visa is offering an exclusive deal for the Polynesian resort and you can enjoy all these wonderful amenities and new rooms at a discount! Disney Visa Cardholders can save 35% on Deluxe Studio-Standard View rooms for most stays July 5-October 3, 2015.

You can receive this discount by calling the Disney Reservation Center and using your Disney Visa card for booking the deposit. Reservation must by booked in the cardholder’s name. The number of rooms allocated for this discount are limited! Other restrictions may apply. Don’t miss out on the awesome deal if you want to experience the amazing Polynesian resort in the new studio villas that look amazing!

If you are interested in this promotion or any other Disney deal, contact our friends at Destinations in Florida for a quote. They are truly awesome at setting up your dream Disney vacation!

Disney Deals

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Here are the latest deals for Disney travel!

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Cool Summer Savings!

30% off select Resort rooms during the summer – June 16 through August 27, 2015. 30% off select Deluxe Villa and Deluxe Resort hotels, 25% off select Moderate Resort Hotels, and 20% off select Deluxe Villa, Deluxe and Value Resort hotels.

Limited rooms available for this deal! Must book by June 12, 2015 to take advantage of the deal.

Kid-Size Package Deal

Give your little ones the Coolest Summer Ever with a great deal on perfectly-sized vacation packages at Walt Disney World Resort!

Enjoy a 3-night/2-day stay at select Disney’s All-Star Resorts in standard rooms and theme park tickets for a family of 3—for just $989*. Book through June 12, 2015 for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights June 16, 2015 to August 13, 2015. Here are other resort savings with this deal:

Sample Package Prices (Includes Room & Ticket)*:

  • Select Disney Value Resorts: starting at $989
  • Select Disney Moderate Resorts: starting at $1,133
  • Select Disney Deluxe Resorts: starting at $1,405
  • Select Disney Deluxe Villas: starting at $1,464

*Sample package price is based on a family of 3; 2 adults and 1 child (ages 3-9). The number of packages available at these rates is limited. Tickets are valid for 1 theme park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package.

This package must be booked by June 12, 2015.

Fall Travel from August 15-October 2, 2015

Room Discount: 30% on rooms at select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts. Lower discounts for moderate and value resorts. Premium suites at select Moderate and Deluxe resorts at 10% discount. Excluded resorts include 3-bedroom villas, Grand Floridian villas, Polynesian villas and bungalows, Bay Lake Tower, Art of Animation – Little Mermaid Standard View rooms.

Must book from April 27-August 7, 2015! To get a quote for a fall Disney World trip, visit the specialists at Destinations in Florida.

There is limited availability for this discount – rooms will get booked quickly!

Free Dining for Select Fall Dates: Free dining available when you purchase a non-discounted 6-night/7-day Walt Disney Travel Company package that includes select resort hotels and ticker with Park Hopper & Water Park Fun & More Option.

Offer valid for these arrival dates: August 28-October 2, October 25-31, November 8-19, December 15-21.

Must book between April 27 through July 10, 2015.

There are a limited amount of rooms for this deal. It cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. This offer excludes the following resorts: Grand Floridian Villas, Polynesian Villas and Bungalwows, Bay Lake Tower, Art of Animation-The Little Mermaid Standard View rooms, campsites, 3-bedroom villas, All-Star Movies Resort, Port Orleans French Quarter and Riverside Resort (select dates only).

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Spring Into The Magic Deal

Save 20% on select room types at the Disneyland Resort hotel for most nights from April 5 through June 16. 20% for premium rooms and 15% off for standard rooms. Must book by May 21.

Stay for 3 Days and 2 Nights for $99 per person for a family of 4. This package includes 3-day park passes (1 park per day) and stay at the Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort. Total package is startin at $1,185 for most dates from April 12 through May 21. Must book by May 17th.

Get Away Today is offering a giant ticket sale to celebrate the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. For this week only, you can save $18 per ticket on all Disneyland Resort tickets. Click here to check out this great deal! Remember that the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration begins on May 22.

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Spring Offer: The longer you stay, the more you save!

Stay 3 consecutive nights and save 10%; Stay 4 consecutive nights and save 20%; Stay 5 or more consecutive nights and save 30%.

Offer is valid for the dates of April 6 through June 15. Must book by April 30!

Fall Offer: Stay Longer, Save More!

Stay 4 consecutive nights and save 25%; Stay 5 or more consecutive nights and save 30%.

Offer is valid for dates of August 16 through December 21, excluding November 25-28. Must book by October 26, 2015. Book early and get an extra $50 resort credit for every night of your stay – must reserve by June 29.

A Family’s Trip on Disney Cruise Line

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One of our Parent Panel members, the N family, recently went on a Disney Cruise and I was able to interview them about their wonderful trip. If you are considering a Disney cruise, their tips and advice will help you plan your vacation! We asked LOTS of questions so keep reading!

PSEars: What cruise ship did you sail on and how long was the cruise?

We sailed on the Fantasy for a 7 night cruise. We went to the Western Caribbean – Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Cozumel, and Castaway Cay.

I also want to add that we went in the middle of October. It is hurricane season, but the week we went was absolutely beautiful! I don’t think that we even really saw any clouds.

PSEars: What age are your children?

We went when my oldest was 11, my daughter was 9 and my youngest was 7. We also traveled with my 70 year old parents.  🙂  Everyone from 7 to 70 had a fabulous time!

PS Ears: What ports and destinations did you visit?

We left from Port Canaveral.  We went to Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Cozumel, and Castaway Cay.

PS Ears: For your family, what size room did you choose? Was it too small? Just right? How do you feel the space was for families?

We had such a wonderful room! It slept 5 with a fabulous deck. I was so impressed at the size compared to other rooms on other cruise ships. It never felt too cramped for our family of 5. The queen bed was raised up off of the floor enough for all of our 7 suitcases. There was a nice curtain that separated the 3 kid beds with the queen. The couch is one bed. Another bed comes out of the ceiling, while the last bed comes out of the wall. The room service is fabulous because they turn down the beds and then put them away in the morning.

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PS Ears: What would you recommend families do when they first embark?

My growing family would definitely say, “Eat!”  We went to Cabanas, a buffet, to make sure we had food in our bellies. After our bellies were full, we headed to the pool and the Aqua Duck. We were so excited about the cruise, that we boarded the ship as soon as we could. The food is open, but will close around 2:00. Then the kids would need to be content until dinner. You can’t get into your rooms until about 1:00 or 2:00, so make sure that you have what you need.  (You check all of your luggage before you are even on the ship, and they “magically” appear in your room.)

PS Ears: Did your kids use any of the Kids Clubs? If yes, which ones? What did they think of their experience?

Yes, my kids did use the kids club.  They could all use the Oceaneer Club.  My oldest son could also use the Vibe club.  They liked them.  There are so many activities for them to do.  Along with all of the things to do, there are also scheduled activities, crafts and games that are explained in the Navigator, which is the daily ship’s activities.

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PS Ears: What table-serve dining did you enjoy most?

As a family, we loved eating at Animator’s Palette.  The videos and decorations were very clever.

As a treat, my husband and I splurged and ate at Palo.  It is a flat rate added onto the cruise.  I think that it was around $25 per person.  I will be honest that I didn’t want to eat there.  I thought that it would be paying extra for some of the same food that the rest of the ship was eating.  I couldn’t have been more wrong!  It was so AMAZING!!!  The service was terrific!  –And the food, was out of this world!  I couldn’t decide between a couple of the appetizers, so our server just brought us everything that we wanted to try.  I don’t think that I have ever eaten so much, but it was seriously all so delicious!  I would highly suggest dropping off the sweet children at the kids’ club and enjoy an adult evening!

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PS Ears: What quick-serve dining did you enjoy most?

My kids loved having the independence to to go Flo’s Cafe.  It is right next to the pool, so they could just go grab a slice of pizza, a hamburger, an apple, with our needing an adult.  They also loved being able to get their own ice cream any time of the day.

PS Ears: What family activities on the ship did your family enjoy together?

The Aqua Duck closes earlier than the pool, but my kids loved to ride it at night.  After we would go to dinner, then a show, the kids would go to the room and get their swimsuits on to close down the Aqua Duck.  There was ever hardly anyone on the slide at night.  The huge screen at the pool is call Funnel Vision.  At night, it had on movies or popular sporting events.  My boys loved watching the Sunday, Monday and Thursday night football games!  I remember also watching Pirates of the Caribbean.

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One other random thing that we liked to do was a very quiet, little thing, but I will forever remember it.  Each day on the cruise we had a blast and played hard.  At night, sometimes we just needed to wind down.  We would order room service (because it is free, you just pay the tip).  We would get the “Admiral’s Plate” which was a plate with cheese, crackers and grapes.  We would also usually order a dessert or two.  We loved eating our munchies in our pajamas while talking about our day.  We would also be able to talk about the next day ahead of us.

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PS Ears: What shows did your family enjoy?

The shows that were offered were:  Disney’s Wishes, Buckets and Boards (comedy duo from Branson), Taylor Mason (comedy and ventriloquism), Disney’s Believe, A Magician who I can’t find his name, Disney’s Aladdin and Disney’s An Unforgettable Journey.

Everyone in my family LOVED Buckets and Boards from Branson.  They were hilarious!  We all went to the Disney productions, but my boys didn’t enjoy them as much as the magician and the comedians.

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PS Ears: Did your family add any excursions? If yes, which ones and what was your experience?

The only excursion that we did through Disney was at Grand Cayman.  We took an excursion to swim with the sting rays at Sting Ray City.  It was very organized.  We didn’t have to worry about a taxi or anything else.

I will say that we were going to do a Disney excursion in Cozumel.  We wanted to go to a beach, but to go through Disney was going to be around $300 for my family of 5.  Instead, I went online and did some digging.  I found many other beaches that we could get to on our own.

When we got off of the ship, we went where all of the taxis were.  It was an easy ride to the beach club.  We chose to go to a place called, Paradise Beach.  It has a great, large pool, and a large beach.  In the ocean, there were many large slides, trampolines, and other fun things to do.  My kids had a blast!

PS Ears: When you visited Castaway Cay, what activities did you experience? What was your overall experience on the island?

My husband and I love to do Disney races.  We found out that there was a 5K to start the day, and we couldn’t resist!  The kids went with Grandma and Grandpa while we ran.

After we finished, we rented a tube and a raft for the day.  It was a great way to get the kids in the water, and Grandma. 🙂  We actually brought our own snorkeling things, so we didn’t rent any of that.  We did snorkel, and it was fun to see all of the things that were put in the water.  We really just had a great time playing in the water and in the sand.  I wish we could have been there for two days.  It was so relaxing, clean, friendly, and the food was free!

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PS Ears: If you spent time at any of the pools, did you find them crowded? Were there better times to visit the pools? Which pool experiences did you kids like the best?

I mentioned earlier that we rode the Aqua Duck at night.  The pool is actually fairly small, so don’t expect to do a whole lot of swimming.  My 9 year old daughter did love watching the movie, Teen Beach Movie while swimming in the pool.  🙂  My two younger kids really liked playing in the Aqua Lab area. It is a splash zone with squirters everywhere.  They liked that almost more than the pool.  There was also a smaller yellow slide that my 7 year old loved.  He could do it independently, so he loved that.

PS Ears: If you have been on a non-Disney cruise, how did the Disney cruise compare with a non-Disney cruise?

I have been on two other cruises, and I really can’t even compare them to a Disney cruise because there is no comparison. Everything was amazing on our Disney cruise!

PS Ears: What things made your trip easier? (either things you brought or things that were on the cruise)

There is a daily paper called the Navigator.  The best thing is that there is an app for that!  🙂  There is no internet on the ship, but the Navigator app tells you EVERYTHING that is happening that day.  I had my phone for the camera, so the app was super helpful!

I also brought our own bottled water on board.  You can bring your own water on the ship as long as you carry it on.  You can’t check it in your suitcase.  The water came in handy for our on shore excursions.

Another silly tip is about the movie theater.  If you want a drink during a movie, you have to pay for it.  I would suggest getting your FREE drink by the pool and then taking it into the movie.  You aren’t breaking any rules, you are just thinking smarter.

For each room, you are also given 2 cell phones.  This was nice to have to keep in touch with kids on the other side of the ship.

PS Ears: What age of children would you recommend for this type of cruise?

Any age is going to have fun on this amazing cruise.  Personally, I would suggest taking your children when they might be able to do some things on their own.  I felt completely safe having my kids walk around the ship on their own.  My 7 year old was a little young, but he did great with his older siblings.

I always felt that they were very safe.  Each child wears a bracelet to make sure that they can’t do anything without a parent’s consent.  The kids didn’t like wearing them, but I felt comforted with them wearing them.

PS Ears: Are there any things you would do or plan different for your next cruise?

I honestly don’t think so.  The only thing that we toyed with was our dinner time.  We had the early seating, which was difficult to get 5 of us back on the ship, showered, and to dinner on time.  The other side of that is:  we didn’t miss any shows because we had already had dinner, and we were ready for the show.  If we had had the later seating, we would have missed the shows because we would still be getting ready for dinner.

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PS Ears: Any additional tips for families considering a Disney cruise or planning one now?

Here are some of my other suggestions:

My husband and I didn’t really want to spend money or time in the spa; however, there is a great alternative to the spa.  We bought a day pass to the spa.  This will get you access to super fun showers.  They are scented and lighted with different sized drops.  You also have access to 3 different saunas.  We could also use the hot tubs in the spa that were located by windows to see outside.  My favorite thing that was included was the use of the heated stone beds.  They were so relaxing!  The pass was about $15 a person for the day.  We did it the last day at sea.  We were actually able to escape to the spa 3 times during the day.

I love my wonderful children, but don’t forget to enjoy your spouse.  My husband and I were also able to get to the adult area for just a little bit, but it was very relaxing.  There is a lovely singer and guitarist.  The lounge chairs are so comfy!  It is so quiet!  You would never know that around the corner was crazy-loud with kids.  We couldn’t spend much time there, but the little time that we did was a breath of fresh air.

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Disney Deals for Winter

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Disney just released their new packages for winter travel for December into March. Stay, Play & Dine is back! This is a bundle discount that offers a little bit off everything in the package. A minimum stay of 3 nights and 2 day tickets is required. The only requirement to book a package with Destinations in Florida is a $200.00 deposit, and the balance must be paid in full 45 days prior to arrival.

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  • 10-30% off discount for travel December 14-20 2014 & January 5-March 7 2015.
  • Booking Window October 6th-December 29, 2014 for Disney Visa Holders and October 9th-December 29, 2014 for the general public (excluded Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms, Grand Floridian Villas, Bay Lake Tower, Poly Villas, and Campsites)
  • Room Only Discount for travel January 5-March 28, 2015
  • Value Resorts:
    • All Star Sports, All Star Music, All Star Pop, and Art of Animation Suites are 15% off on weekends, 20% off on weekdays
    • All Star Movies are 10% off on weekends, 15% off on weekdays
  • Moderate Resorts:
    • Coronado Springs, Caribbean Beach, Port of Orleans-Riverside, Wilderness Cabins are 20% off on weekends, 25% off on weekdays
    • Port Orleans French Quarter are 10% off on weekends, 15% off on weekdays
    • Coronado Springs Suites are 10% off all nights
  • Deluxe Resorts:
    • Yacht Club, Beach Club, Boardwalk, Polynesian, Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge (standard and pool view only at Animal Kingdom Lodge) are 30% off all nights
    • Animal Kingdom Lodge Club Level and Savanna View are 20% off all nights
  • Deluxe Suites at all Deluxe Resorts:
    • 10% off Villas Saratoga Springs, Old Key West, Beach Club, Boardwalk Villas, Wilderness Lodge Villas
    • 30% off all nights Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo and Kidani
    • 20% off Excluded Resorts Grand Floridian Villas, Campsites, Grand Villas, Bay Lake Tower, Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms, Villas at Polynesian

There is very limited space for this deal. Disney is not offering any free dining discounts for this time but the room discount is really the better discount.

Disney’s Aulani

This winter you can escape the chill and experience a whole new world of fun at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i.

4 nights and get the 4th night FREE: Includes a complimentary breakfast. Or, stay longer and save even more with 30% off stays of 5 nights or longer, plus complimentary breakfast*. for stays most nights Jan. 4-March 23, 2015.

Winter is the perfect opportunity to discover Aulani, winner of Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014 for Top Family Hotel in the U.S.!

There’s so much that’s included with a stay at Aulani like amazing water fun at the pools, waterslides and lazy river, nightly entertainment, a supervised kids club and so much more – on top of an award-winning spa and amazing dining!

Disneyland

20% on Premium rooms: This discount includes all 3 of the Disneyland Resort hotels for most Sunday through Thursday nights on select premium rooms, including:
  • Disneyland Hotel – Premium, Deluxe and Concierge rooms and Regal suites
  • Grand Californian Hotel – Premium, Deluxe, Concierge and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms and Artisan suites
  • Paradise Pier Hotel – Premium and Concierge rooms and Paradise suites

Save 15% on Standard rooms:

  • Discounted rates are valid for stays select Sunday through Thursday nights October 26 through December 18, 2014.
  • Book through November 19, 2014
  • Please note: These special rates are not available on Fridays or Saturdays or from November 13 through November 16 and from November 21 through December 13, 2014. Non-discounted room rates may be available on these dates instead.

Good Neighbor Hotel Discounts:

  • 4-day, 3-night vacation at a Good Neighbor Hotel including ticket package starting at $90 per person, per day for a family of 4, this package includes:
  • 4-Day/1 Park Per Day Disneyland Resort Theme Park Tickets
  • 3 nights in a standard room at the Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort—a conveniently located Disneyland Resort Good Neighbor Hotel

That’s a total package price starting at just $1,440*! Sample rate is valid for most arrival dates October 10 through October 30, 2014, with travel to be completed by November 2, 2014. Book by October 28, 2014. Offer subject to availability.

A package reservation at a Good Neighbor Hotel can be booked up to 2 days prior to arrival, excluding holidays and Sundays.

Disney Cruise

October in National Cruise Month and Disney is offering the following discounts to book your next Disney cruise (please not booking dates are ending soon!!):

Book select 7-Night sailings on Disney Cruise Line from Port Canaveral and enjoy a $100 Onboard Credit! Valid sailings are select 7-Night Caribbean voyages departing January 3-March 29, 2015 aboard the Disney Magic or Disney Fantasy. Valid on new bookings only, must be booked October 6-13, 2014.

New lower rates on Miami, Florida cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas aboard the Disney Wonder.

Sail Dates:

  • October 26, 2014 – 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
  • October 31, 2014 – 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
  • November 9, 2014 – 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
  • November 14, 2014 – 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
  • November 19, 2014 – 4-Night Bahamian Cruise
  • November 28, 2014 – 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
  • December 3, 2014 – 4-Night Bahamian Cruise
  • December 7, 2014 – 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise

Rates start at $125 per person, per night—Pricing is based on double occupancy in an Oceanview Stateroom (Category OGT) with Restrictions. Total price for 2 guests is $1,250 for 5 night sailings and $1,000 for 4 night sailings. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of approximately $110 are not included.


That is our collection of winter deals for Disney travel. If you are interested in planning a Disney trip or cruise, get a free quote from the experts at Destinations in Florida. They can help you make the Disney magic happen!

Happy Travels!!

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Disney Deals – Summer & Fall

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Free Dining for the coming fall: Free dining will be available to book for Disney Visa cardholders from May 2–6. The free dining offer will then be offered to the general public starting May 7th. Here are the details:

Travel Dates Eligible for Free Dining:

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

Disney Value Resorts ~ Quick Service Dining Plan Included
This can be upgraded to regular plan for $18.65 per person per day ($3.20 for children).

All-Star Music Resort
All-Star Sports Resort
Pop Century Resort
Art of Animation Family Suites

Moderate Resorts ~ Regular Dining Plan Included

Carribbean Beach Resort
Coronado Springs Resort

Deluxe Resorts ~ Regular Dining Plan Included

Animal Kingdom Lodge
Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
BoardWalk Inn
Contemporary Resort
Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Polynesian Resort
Wilderness Lodge

Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts ~ Regular Dining Plan Included

Bay Lake Tower
Animal Kingdom Villas
Beach Club Villas
BoardWalk Villas
Old Key West Resort
Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Villas at Disneys Wilderness Lodge
Fort Wilderness Cabins

The following Resorts are NOT INCLUDED: All-Star Movies, Art of Animation, Port Orleans French Quarter, Port Orleans Riverside, Campsites at Ft. Wilderness, 3-bedroom Villas, and Villas at The Grand Floridian.

A 3 night minimum stay (14 night maximum) and two day minimum park ticket is required for each person in the party.

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Disney Visa Room Discounts: Disney Visa Cardholders can take advantage of this room discount available to book May 7th. Save up to 30% on select resort rooms for stays from August 16 to October 3, 2014. Book this discount through August 8, 2014. Discounts are tiered based on resort. Visit the Disney Visa Rewards for special details on specific resorts and discounts.

RunDisney Group Rates:  Are you a runner?  Do you want to run a race with Mickey Mouse?  Join the VIP runners at Destinations in Florida for some of the favorite races including Tower of Terror, Disney Marathon, and Disney Princess Run.  They have fantastic group rates for runners, including FREE tickets to the Disney Water Parks (with at least a 2-Day Pass).  Contact Destinations in Florida for more details.

Affordable Package with Room & Dining:  One of the most expensive parts of a Disney vacation are the tickets!  Save money and enjoy all of the other fun at Disney with a Ticketless Package.  Book this new package with your hotel and one of the Disney Dining Plans, without the addition of tickets.

Free Day to Play at the Disney Theme Parks:  Buy 6 or more tickets for your family or friends with the 4-Day, 5-Day, 6-Day, 7-Day, 8-Day, or 9-Day tickets and you will get an extra day free.  Imagine another day to ride Splash Mountain or another day to get pictures with Mickey Mouse!  If you are visiting together, order your tickets together to save money!  Must book by June 14.

Florida Resident & Annual Passholder Rates:  Florida Residents and Annual Passholders can take advantage of great rates on rooms at select Disney Resorts hotels for stays through early summer.

Summer Deal for Florida Residents:  Book your summer vacation and get a free Memory Maker photo package to remember your fun! Book at least a 2-Night/2-Day Package at special prices, just for you!  Plus, get the Memory Maker for FREE!  This discount promotion is available from June 3-Aug. 2, 2014.

Military Discount:  Active duty and retired members of the US military can get specially discounted rooms at Disney Resort most nights through September 27th, 2014.  Thank you for serving our country.

Disneyland Resort

Save Up to 20% Off Your Hotel:  Visit Sunday through Thursday nights from April 20-June 8, 2014 and save up to 20% off your hotel.  Hurry, this discount ends by May 8, 2014.

New!  Book a Package for as Little as $91 Per Person/Per Day:  Stay right down the road from the Disney Magic at a Good Neighbor Hotel from now through August 12.  Book a package with tickets for as little as $91 per person/per day.

Disney Cruise Line

Special Rates for Florida Residents and US Military:  Take advantage of special deals for Florida Residents and active/retired United States Military.

Last Minute Restricted Deals:  If you are flexible about the location of your stateroom and willing to book last minute you may be able to save BIG! Disney offers Restricted Guarantee rooms 15-60 days before departure dates, sometimes just a few days before departure. These are very restricted and with many rules, but if you are not picky you can save up 40%.

Canadian Resident Deal:  If you are a Canadian Resident, you can enjoy 20% off select rates on the May 24, 2014 Alaska sailing departing from Vancouver, Canada.  Take advantage of this special deal, just for you!

Aulani Hawaii

Get up to a $500 Room Credit to Spend During Your Visit:  Book a 1 or 2-Bedroom Villa from April 23-June 16, 2014 and receive up to a $500 resort credit for a 4-Night vacation.  Book a Deluxe Studio or regular room for 4 nights and receive a $400 resort credit.

Universal Orlando Resort Discounts

New!  Free Gift Card or Transfers:  From May 31-December 18, you can book a Universal Getaway Package and get either free roundtrip transportation from the airport or a free $50 gift card to spend during your vacation.  Great freebies for your Orlando vacation!

Cabana Bay Beach Resort Florida Resident Deal:  Are you ready to experience the spectacular new Cabana Bay Beach Resort?  It is opening this week!  Florida Residents can be the 1st to experience this new hotel at special prices, just for you.  Rates start from just $94 per night plus tax.  This deal is good through June 5.

4th Night and 3rd Day Free:  Book a Universal Partner hotel for 3 nights with a 2 Day Base ticket and receive your 4th night and 3rd day at the parks for FREE!

Save up to $500 on your Universal Package:  Stay at one of the Universal Hotels including Cabana Bay Hotel, Royal Pacific Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel or Portofino Bay Hotel with tickets and save up to $500 on your package.  Now is the time to visit the movies at the Universal Orlando Resort.

Universal 1-Day or 2-Day Pass with Shuttle Transportation for 2014:  Take a day away from the Disney World Parks to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!  Book a 1-Day or 2-Day Pass to Universal Studios with shuttle transportation included in the ticket.  This special ticket is only available with select companies including Destinations in Florida.

“Take 2” Transfer:  If you do not want to rent a car during your Orlando vacation, take advantage of the new “Take 2” Transfer ticket for only $39 per person.  This transfer includes transportation from a Disney Resort hotel to Universal Orlando Resort for a Universal Studios vacation.  After your Universal vacation, the transportation takes you back to the Orlando International Airport.

Sea World Discounts

Eat for Free During Your Vacation:  Book a Sea World Package at one of the partner hotels and get the All Day Dining Deal for FREE!

Kids Free at Sea World:  Book your Sea World Package and kids play for free.  You will receive one free child ticket (ages 3-9) for every paid adult.

Orlando Attraction Ticket Discounts

Kennedy Space Center Tickets:  Pre-order your tickets to Kennedy Space Center and save money with special prices.  Experience the Space Shuttle Atlantis, US Astronaut Hall of Fame, and more; just an hour from Orlando.

As always, if you are interested in planning a family vacation to Orlando or would just like a quote, contact our friends at . Jennifer Greene is an expert on Disney World and can help you make your dream vacation a reality!

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