Walt Disney World has announced new offers and discounts for the fall and holiday season. During select dates, guests will be able to book not just discounted rooms, but free dining plans as well.
Free Dining: The September Free Dining offer ended on July 31st, but today’s announcement offers free dining plans with six-night, seven-day stays with non-discounted room/ticket packages with select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.
Travel dates for Free Dining include arrivals most nights from September 29 to October 2, October 18 to November 2, November 11 to 23, and from December 12 to 22, 2013. The booking window is August 1st to September 15, 2013.
Guests booking a stay at a Disney Villa, Deluxe, or Moderate resort during these dates will receive the Disney Dining Plan at no charge. Guests staying at a Disney Value Resort will receive the Counter-Service Dining Plan. For more information on resort categories at Walt Disney World Resort, see this article.
The Disney Dining Plan offers guests credits that are redeemed for counter-service or table-service meals, including many character dining experiences, as well as a “snack” credit good for items like ice cream, popcorn, or other single-serve treats, and a refillable resort mug good at their resort for soft drinks, coffee, and tea. The Counter-Service Dining Plan offers counter-service credits in addition to the snack and refillable mug.
Resort room discounts: For stays most nights from September 29-November 22nd, 2013, and again from November 30-December 23, 2013, there are resort discounts available at Walt Disney World Resort. They include:
30% off: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
-Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas
-Disney’s Polynesian Resort & Spa
-Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
-Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (standard or pool-view)
-Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
-Disney’s Old Key West Resort
-Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort (including villas)
20% off: Disney’s Contemporary Resort (including Bay Lake Towers)
-Disney’s Beach Club Resort (including villas)
-Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
-Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
-Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
-Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins
There are also 15% discounts available on family suites at the all-new Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, from September 29-October 5; October 20-November 2, and December 15-23, 2013.
The booking windows for the resort room discount are August 1-September 15th for travel September 29-November 9, 2013, and August 1-November 3, 2013 for travel after November 10th, 2013.
The fall season is full of special events at Walt Disney World. September, October, and November all play host to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (see: 5 New Items to Try at Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival 2013) which is included with regular theme park admission, as well as the specially-ticketed Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which occurs on select nights through November at the Magic Kingdom.
And in November the entire resort transitions to Christmas, with special Christmas events at every park, special and unique decorations at all of the resorts, and the specially-ticketed Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, which transforms the Magic Kingdom into a holiday celebration, complete with “snow” on Main Street U.S.A. Other Christmas traditions include the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Holidays Around the World and the Candlelight Processional at Epcot, and the Jingle Jungle Parade at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Guests in November and early December often get to experience all the holiday decorations, entertainment, and special events without the large crowds that fill the parks during the Christmas-New Year’s week, which makes these discounts even more useful. To book, visit disneyworld.disney.go.com, or check with your favorite Disney specialist.
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