I just had to write about my mega bargain holiday booking, I am sooo excited. We last visited Disney World Orlando 2008, for a few years have been saying we would like to go back, so decided that next year would be the year we revisited, It will be our third trip there.
We visited Disneyland Paris last year and although it was lovely and we had a great time it just wasn’t the same as Florida. The shame is Joe cannot even remember visiting Orlando, as he was only 2½. As a result I have been following prices for the last year so I would be able to fully recognise a great deal when I see it, and not get over excited and book a deal for the sake of it.
We are going to book the whole Holiday separately, I have looked at all the options and this really does seem the best way to do it. We decided 4 Hotels we would like to stay in and then I have followed them to get the best deal.
Disney Saratoga Springs, Resort and Spa (Located near Downtown Disney)
Disney Yatch Club (Located near Epcot)
Hilton Lake Buena Vista (Located near Downtown Disney)
Hilton Bonnet Creek (Located near Downtown Disney)
All the Hotels looked great so would have been happy with any but my preference was definitely a Disney Hotel because of all the free parking, the resort fee is included not extra and of course the Magic of Disney.
So Thursday when I received an email saying Disney are offering a free Disney Dining Plan to all new 2015 bookings I could not believe it and went straight on line to check it out. We can only go in Holiday time so I was doubtful this would be available. I put in our required dates and there it was in black and white, Free Dining Plan, and $200 gift voucher available in the summer holidays.
We have booked hooray so mega saving now as we still have flights to book and hopefully a few nights in Miami. The booking process was so easy, I initially rang to ask a few questions about locating near to the food hall, I like to be near food in the event Jack has a hypo. Of course we are always prepared with extra food etc, but I always feel happier this way on holiday as I know in an emergency we can get to high sugar drinks quickly and easily.
The Lady Barbara with whom I spoke was so helpful and understanding I courtesy held there and then, I rang later once confirming the details with Chris to pay my deposit.And the lady explained how to book restaurants and use fast pass plus in advance.The whole experience was so easy and the operators were so helpful.
But I just wanted to share the amazing deal we got, as I still can’t quite believe it! I have followed the prices of the Saratoga Springs for a year now and this is a genuine deal, the prices have not gone up to accommodate the deal. When you take of the value of the dining plan and free vouchers we are only paying £250 for the room. So if you were considering booking do it now while this mega deal is on.
Disney are offering; (From the Disney Website)
Everyone on your booking dines for free during their entire stay when you book a selected Disney Hotel and ticket package for a minimum of 5 nights. You’ll get a dining plan, with up to a choice of 100 places throughout Walt Disney World to eat at.
With healthy choices, quick eats and indulgent snacks on the menu, even fussy ones will be happy!
To qualify for a FREE Quick-Service Dining Plan book a package for 5 nights or more at a Disney Moderate Hotel.To qualify for a FREE Disney Dining Plan book a package for 5 nights or more at a Disney Deluxe Hotel or Disney Deluxe Villa.
This offer is available for selected arrivals January 1 – March 24 and April 12 – November 30, 2015
What’s the difference between the dining plans?
The Quick Service Dining Plan is perfect for relaxed meals and pit stops in the parks. You can eat at up to 50 locations across the Resort and it covers food at counter service and self-service cafés and restaurants.
Everyone on your booking gets:
• 2 self-service or counter service meals a day – enjoy pizzas, burgers, salads and more
• 1 tasty snack – choose from popcorn, fruit or even cinnamon buns
• 1 refillable resort mug to fill up again and again at your hotel
The Disney Dining Plan is great for both quick snacks and dining in style with waiter service. You’ll have the greatest variety and can eat at up to a 100 locations across the Resort.Everyone on your booking gets:• 1 table service meal a day – enjoy fine dining and cuisines from across the globe
• 1 self-service or counter service meal a day
• 1 tasty snack
• 1 refillable resort mug to fill up again and again at your hotel.
Woohooo I can’t wait, there is something about Disney that just brings out the child in me, I think at this stage I am more excited than the Boys, although I am sure they will become more excited nearer the time, but me I just can’t wait to blog my way around Disney. Although with all that free food I am going to have to be careful what I eat !