Disney announced three new promotions this morning. The first offer is a percent-off “room only” discount for October 3, 2010 – November 23, 2010; November 27, 2010 to December 25, 2010; and January 1, 2011 to February 16, 2011. The discount is 25% off the per night rack rate price at Disney World Value resorts, 30% off at Disney World Moderate Resorts, 25% to 40% at Disney World Deluxe Resorts, and 40% off Disney World Villa resorts. Rack rate calendars are available here. You may also add the Dining Plan or Magic Your Way tickets to this offer and make it into a package. The term “room only” is used because the discount is only off the cost of the room, not the whole package.
The second offer is for the Free Disney World Dining Plan when a Magic Your Way Package is purchased that includes a stay at a Disney-owned resort and Magic Your Way ticket purchase.
The travel dates in 2010 are:
- October 1 to October 5
- October 22 to October 28
- November 12 to November 18
- November 27 to December 2
- December 10 to December 21, 2010
In 2011, the travel dates are:
- January 1 to January 5
- January 9 to January 13
- January 21 to February 3
- February 11 to February 17
- February 25 to March 3
- May 27 to June 2
- August 19 to September 29
Guests staying at Disney Value resorts receive the Quick Service Dining Plan free. Guests staying at Moderate, Deluxe, and Deluxe Villa resorts receive the Regular Disney Dining Plan free. You may upgrade either plan for the difference in cost. For example, if you’re staying at a Value resort, you may upgrade to the Disney Dining Plan for $11 per person per night (the difference between $35 for the Quick Service and $46 for the Regular Plan) or to the Deluxe Dining Plan for $44 per person per night (the difference between $35 for the Quick Service and $79 for the Deluxe). Those prices are for 2011 dates. In 2010, the cost to upgrade would be $10 for the Regular Disney Dining Plan and $40 for the Deluxe Dining Plan. To receive Free Dining, you must book at least a three night stay and purchase a two day Magic Your Way Base Ticket for each person on the reservation. As long as the first night of your stay falls into one of the dates above, you will receive Free Dining for the length of your stay. For example, if you’re visiting from June 1st through June 10th, you will receive Free Dining for your entire stay because the first night is within the valid promotional dates. However, if your dates were June 3rd through June 10th, you would not receive Free Dining because your stay doesn’t begin on a date when the promotion is valid.
The third offer is for a Disney Gift Card valued up to $500 when you stay a minimum of five nights and purchase at least a two day Magic Your Way Base Ticket for each person on the reservation. The gift card amount depends on your resort level. A stay at a Value resort will result in a $200 Disney Gift Card, a stay at a Moderate will result in a $300 gift card, and a stay at a Deluxe or Deluxe Villa will result in a $500 Disney Gift Card. Disney Gift Cards can be used like a credit card within Disney World. They are valid on everything from merchandise, to ice cream treats, to waiter tips, to counter service meals, and everything in between.
All three promotions can be booked online now or you can call (407) 939-7926 and ask about each promotion. It’s easy to price out your dates with all three promotions by visiting http://bookwdw.reservations.disney.go.com/ibcwdw/en_US/specialOfferDetails?name=Promo&promotionCode=fy11q1card&market=fy11q1card&int_CMP=ILP-WDW_ChoicePage_FY11Q1CardGetDetails, clicking “check availability” and inputting your dates and party information. As always, you cannot apply more than one discount to your reservation. For example, if you book Free Dining, you won’t be able to get the gift card as well.
I will be back later this morning with a full explanation of each offer.