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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

FREE Dining Promotion announced for Fall and Christmas 2018 travel dates for Walt Disney World.

FREE Dining is out!!!!!!!!! 
Heads up the Walt Disney World website is already experiencing technical difficulties and you can’t load the page. I suggest calling. 407-939-5277. If you get a busy signal keep trying. If you get through to the automated system expect to be on hold for 1, 2 maybe even 3 hours. 
Here is what info I got before the site crashed: 

Check in dates. 
Even if your trip goes beyond those dates they will be included in the promotion. They key is the date you check in must be within the dates listed below. 

* August 20-September 29, 2018
* November 24-November 27, 2018
* December 7-December 23, 2018

What plan you get. 

Value and Moderate resorts get the quick service dining plan. You can upgrade for the price difference in the various plans up to the Disney Dining Plan which includes quick service and table service meals or the Deluxe Dining Plan which includes credits that can be used at either types of locations allowing for more sit down table credits. 

Deluxe Resorts receive the Disney Dining Plan which includes quick service and table service credits. You may upgrade to the Deluxe Dining Plan if you like. 

There is a minimum stay. Online said 5 nights, however sometimes I have found that not to be set in stone and as little as 3 nights were able to get free dining. 

Not all resorts qualify. This is where you’ll need to ask since the website is down. I didn’t get all the info before it shut down. It looked as though only the 3 All Star resorts and Pop were the only values included and only Caribbean Resort, Coronado Springs Resort and The Cabins at Fort Wilderness were the only moderates. Deluxe resorts were  Animal Kingdom Lodge and Villas, Beach Club Resort and Villas, Boardwalk Resort and Villas, Grand Floridian, Old Key West, Saratoga Springs Resort and Yacht Club Resort. You’ll want to double check and I will update the minute I can. 

If you had a resort already booked it will not automatically receive the discount. You will need to call or modify it online (when the site allows it). There is limited numbers of rooms per resort that qualify and they can and do “sell out” of the promotion. 

If you cannot get free dining ask about any other discounts that you might qualify for. There is usually a room discount available at the same time as free dining. (Unfortunately with the website down and phone lines busy I cannot get thru to confirm.)

Here is the Walt Disney World special offers page:

Good luck

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

New fastpass tiers coming to Hollywood Studios for the opening of Toy Story Land

Here is the fastpass tiers you can expect once Toy Story Land opens in Hollywood Studios June 30th. 

This information is based on what current Club Level guests who pay for the Theme Parks Extra package have as options. 

In a nutshell you’ll only be able to fastpass 1 of the rides in Toy Story Land (which is normally the case when a new land opens). I would suggest scoring one for Slinky Dog Dash. I expect that ride to be the more popular of the two new rides. Additionally with 3 tracks available for Midway Mania and it not being new the line should move more quickly than Alien Saucer Swirl and Slinky Dog Dash. 

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