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New Fall Disney Offers!

Disney World has extended their discounts and free dining promotion to select fall dates.  Our agents are ready to help you book your Walt Disney World Resort travel today!  There are two offers — one to save up to 30% at select resorts this fall and a second for a free dining plan.  We’ll go through both of them for you.

Save Up to 30% at Select Disney Resort Hotels This Fall!

From September 29 through November 22, 2013 and November 30 through December 23, 2013, you can save up to 30% at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.  Deluxe and Deluxe Villa resorts can also save on their stay from November 23 to November 25, 2013.  Savings start at up to 15% with select Disney Value Resort hotels, up to 20% at select Disney Moderate Resort hotels, and up to 30% at select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resort hotels.  Stays up until November 9, 2013 must be booked by September 15, 2013.  All other stays must be booked by November 3 to take advantage of these rates.

The number of rooms available for offer is limited.  Savings are based on non-discounted pricing and a length of stay requirement may apply.  The offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, The Little Mermaid standard rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Free Disney Dining Plan This Fall!

You can get a select free dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted package.  This offer can be booked through September 15, 2013 and is valid for arrivals most nights from:

  • September 29 to October 2, 2013
  • October 18 to November 2, 2013
  • November 11 to November 23, 2013
  • December 12 to December 22, 2013

With Disney Value Resort Hotels, you will receive the Disney Quick-Service Dining plan.  With all other resorts included you will receive the Disney Dining Plan.  The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.  We cannot guarantee table-service restaurant availability.  Offer excluded campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter and The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  Dining plans exclude alcoholic beverages and gratuities.  Children ages 3 – 9 must choose from children’s menus if available.

Use a Travel On A Dream Agent to Book Your Stay!

Your Travel On A Dream agent will never assume that one rate is better than the other.  They will check any and all discounts and promotions to see if you qualify for a better deal and get you the BEST deal.  Additionally, you will get concierge services such as itinerary planning, dining reservations and tips/tricks to help make for your vacation the best it can be.  Finally, your Travel On A Dream agent will never charge you more for their services booking and maintaining your Disney World vacation!  It’s all included and at no extra cost to you.  So what are you waiting for?  Visit us at, request a quote, email or call 888-681-1240 (option 1 or your agent directly).

Play, Stay and Dine Promotion from Disney World

In addition to the Winter discount released earlier this morning, Walt Disney World has released a Play, Stay and Dine promotion for the same dates, January 2 to March 7, 2013.  This promotion is also the same as the Disney Visa offer released last week.  For bookings through December 31, 2012, based on availability, save up to $600 on your Walt Disney World Resort package that includes tickets and dining.

Little Mermaid standard rooms at the Art of Animation and 3-bedroom villas are excluded from the promotion.  Contact Travel On A Dream today for your quote!


New Disney Visa Offers For Spring in Walt Disney World

We have just heard of two new offers available to Disney Visa Cardholders today. These are supposed to be released to the public next Wednesday (probably would have been Monday if not for the system outage planned for Monday night and Tuesday).

You can save up to 35% when you stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel for most nights between January 2 and March 7, 2013.  Disney Visa Cardholders can book this offer between now and October 7.  The offer will become available to the general public on October 10, 2012 and must be booked by December 31, 2012.  The promotion excludes 3 bedroom villas and the Art of Animation Little Mermaid standard rooms.

The second offer, also available to the general public on October 10, 2012, offers savings of up to $600 on a 5-night/6-day page with tickets and dining, also between January 2 and March 7, 2013.  We have seen reports that this is a free dining promotion but it is not.  You are required to have the resort room, tickets and dining plan.  The discount is up to $400 on value resorts and $600 on all other resorts.  Campsites, 3-bedroom villas and the Art of Animation Little Mermaid standard rooms are excluded.

To book either of these promotions now, please contact us at Travel On A Dream.  We need to have your Disney Visa card number at the time of booking to apply the $200 deposit.  It is fully refundable until 45 days prior to travel.

If you don’t have a Disney Visa, the offers will be open to the public on October 1, 2012.  Contact your Travel On A Dream agent today so she is ready to get your booking next Wednesday.  Of course we will always check both offers to make sure you are getting the best deal!


Your Mission: Where to Eat?

You have found yourself at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on your birthday or anniversary. You are staying at a Disney World resort hotel and have the dining plan (and can use two credits each if necessary). Where do you and your spouse/partner/significant other go for dinner? Please add comments about why you chose this location.

Attention Runners! Free Dining Now Available for Disney’s Wine & Dine!

November 9 & 10, 2012 will be the annual Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend.  Today free dining opened to the general public for select dates in the fall at Walt Disney World resorts.  This promotion will coincide with dates for the Wine & Dine!    This is a great savings for your weekend stay at Walt Disney World.  We have a number of clients taking advantage of this deal.  Arriving on November 9, for three nights, they are receiving a free dining plan with their room and ticket package!  You can too!

Information on this runDisney event can be found here.  To get your reservation, just contact us at With a value resort, you will qualify for the quick service dining plan for free and with any other Disney resort, you will qualify for the plus dining plan for free! You can upgrade plans for just the difference in cost between the free plan and the plan you select. Packages require a three night minimum stay and two day base tickets for each person in your party. Deposits of $200 are required but are fully refundable until 45 days prior to arrival, so what have you got to lose?

Complete a half marathon at Walt Disney World, finishing in Epcot with an exclusive after-hours party in the middle of the International Food & Wine Festival. Enjoy free dining during your stay. This is a winning combination!

Disney World 2013 Dining Plan Pricing

This morning Disney opened up bookings for its resort packages in 2013.  We know that ticket pricing increased in May, and expected an increase in the dining plan.  We just didn’t know how much of an increase until now.

The dining plans for 2013 will be the same as the plans offered for 2012.  The only change is the price.  For the Magic Your Way plus Quick Service dining plan, each person in the party will get 2 quick service meal credits and 1 snack credit for each night’s stay and a resort refillable drink mug.  The pricing is $37.58 for 10 and over per night and $14.32 for 3-9 year olds per night.  More information on the Quick Service Dining Plan is located here.

For the Magic Your Way plus Dining plan, each person in the party receives one snack credit, one quick service meal credit and one table service meal credit for each night’s stay and a resort refillable drink mug.  For more information on this plan, click here.  The pricing during value and regular seasons is $55.59 for 10 and over per night and $17.16 for 3-9 year olds per night.  During Peak and Holiday seasons the pricing is $56.94 for 10 and older and $18.16 for 3-9 year olds.  These peak and holiday season dates appear to be:

  • February 14 – 23, 2013
  • March 8 – April 7, 2013
  • May 31 – August 3, 2013, and
  • December 20 – 31, 2013

Finally, we have the Magic Your Way plus Deluxe Dining plan.  This plan gives you three meals and two snack credits per person, per night of your stay.  You also receive a resort refillable drink mug.  The pricing during value and regular seasons is $99.97 for 10 and over per night and $26.84 for 3-9 year olds per night.  During Peak and Holiday seasons the pricing is $102.27 for 10 and older and $28.91 for 3-9 year olds.  More information on this plan is located here.

Speaking of dining….  tomorrow the fall Free Dining promotion is available to the general public.  With non-discounted package reservations, we can add select dining plans for no additional cost! Details can be found in our blog from Monday,

Contact Travel On A Dream today for your 2013 package or Fall 2012 free dining package!

Fall Free Dining Offer at Disney World

Disney Visa cardholders are getting a preview of the Fall Free Dining offer at Walt Disney World today.  On select dates between September 30 and December 13, guests can add a select dining plan with their Walt Disney World Resort stay for no extra cost.  This offer will be available to the general public on July 12, 2012.  Here are the details.

With a minimum 3 night stay at most Walt Disney World Resorts plus a 2 day base ticket, guests staying at a value resort can add on the quick service dining plan at no additional cost.  Guests staying at a moderate or deluxe resort can add on the plus dining plan (one snack, one counter service and one table service credit per night’s stay) at no additional cost.  Excluded are all 3 bedroom units and the Little Mermaid standard rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. You can upgrade your dining plan for the difference in cost between the plan offered as free and the plan you would like.

The specific dates included in this offer are:

  • September 30 – October 4, 2012
  • October 19 – November 1, 2012
  • November 9 – 15, 2012
  • November 23 – 29, 2012
  • December 10 – 13, 2012

As with most Disney World promotions, you must check in during the timeframes above to qualify for the offer.  Check out date does not matter.  This offer is subject to availability, so contact us today to get your room held.  With the Disney Visa offer, a deposit of $200 is required at the time of booking.  Starting July 12, we are able to get a courtesy hold for you, with a deposit due within 7 days of booking.

Contact Travel On A Dream today for your reservation!

Tutto Gusto

We already had planned our trip to Walt Disney World when they announced the opening of Tutto Gusto.  Tutto Gusto is a wine bar in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot which opened on May 1.  I do enjoy wine and cheese so we just had to try this out.  We decided to go over there on May 5 for a late lunch.  Before we arrived at the bar, we heard from a number of friends that the service was very poor.  We also heard that there were only one or two free tables in there so we decided not to try it because we were hungry.

We came back during the week and were very glad we did.  The service was fantastic.  I wouldn’t have wanted “opening jitters” to cloud my judgement of this location.

We didn’t know in advance if this was going to be a counter service or table service restaurant.  I was pleased to see it was a table service location.  We could go to the bar and place an order as all the food was on display in a cold case, but the cool darker interior of the building offered a nice respite from the heat outside.

We started off with beverages.  I spotted a unique martini on the list so I had to try this.  It was a Bruschetta martini!  Made with tomato vodka and dry vermouth plus a bit of basil, and garnished with a cherry tomato, this drink was very tasty.  A little bit sweeter tomato taste, but not sweet.  I did look through the very lengthy wine list.  There were a lot of great choices on the menu with many wines served by the glass.  I definitely have to come back and try a few.

The menu contains a good selection of “small plates”.  While you can make a meal out of dining here, you can’t really do so with one selection.

We started off with some meats and cheeses.  To make things easy, we did the Chef’s Selection of Four.  This included Proscuitto di Parma, Salametto, Fior di Latte and Parmigiano-Reggiano.  This came with Focaccia Rustica.

Next we had some Piccoli Piatti (small plates).  We tried the Olive Finocchio e Arance (marinated cerignola olives, fennel, orange).  This was just ok.  I didn’t really notice the fennel or orange, in fact, I didn’t even remember they should have this until I just looked at the menu again.  We also ordered Asparagi Bianchi (white asparagus, lemon, Parmesan, extra virgin olive oil).  This was very good.  It is a cold dish and the combination of the mild asparagus with the Parmesan cheese is something I would have again elsewhere.

The small plates and cheese platter were served fairly quickly as they were all cold.  We also ordered some Cavatappi (“corkscrew” shaped pasta) which took a little longer, but not too long.  We tried the Gamberetti which was shrimp, calabrian chili, garlic and pomodorini.  This had a little kick, but not much.

We finished off the meal with a Mocha Tiramisu.  This didn’t have a strong espresso taste like some tiramisus that I have had in the past, which made it more enjoyable to me.

Tutto Gusto is not currently on the dining plan, but does accept Tables in Wonderland.  Our total before the discount was just under $92.  While this was a little pricy for a lunch, we very much enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere.  We will definitely go back again!

Last Chance For Fall Free Dining At Disney World

If you have thought about going to Disney World early this fall, now is your chance to take advantage of the free dining promotion which is ending on May 18, 2012.  Until May 18, you can book a non-discounted package to Walt Disney World for travel dates between August 25 and September 29 and add on a select Disney Dining Plan for no additional cost.

For stays at a value resort, you can get the Quick Service Dining Plan for no cost.  If you select a moderate, deluxe or deluxe villa resort, you can add on the plus Dining Plan for no charge.  You can also upgrade to a higher dining plan if you choose for just the difference in cost between the plan offered for free and the one you wish to have.

The fall is a great time to visit Walt Disney World!  In addition to the free dining, you’ll also have a chance to see Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party on select nights in September, the Night of Joy in early September and the start of Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival in late September.  Parts of the Fantasyland expansion will also be open.  Check out what is available in this Disney brochure. For more information on the promotion, check out this link or below.

Contact Travel On A Dream today to get your quote for this promotion, before it’s gone!



Tutto Gusto

Last week Disney announced that with the renovations being done to Tutto Italia in Epcot, they will be opening a 96-seat wine bar called Tutto Gusto (see Disney Park Blog).  The space sounds fabulous, almost as if you are sitting in a winery in Italy while you enjoy one of the more than 200 Italian wines.  In addition to the wines, there are also a couple dozen different “small-plate menu” items that you can enjoy. And Tutto Gusto will be on the Disney Dining Plan.

Sounds like a great quick service option, right?  Similar to La Cava in Mexico, but with wine and a few more food options.  Unfortunately, no.  This is going to be another table service option.  Details on whether or not reservations will be taken, will be required or if there will be counter service options have not been disclosed.

I’m not sure how a small-plate menu is going to translate into a table service credit and if this option will be enough to satisfy as a meal.  From what we’ve heard about this restaurant so far, I wish they would have made it a quick service restaurant or at least have the option of quick service here, like they have at Yak & Yeti at Animal Kingdom Park.  I think I will enjoy sitting down with a glass or two of wine and some of the small plates, probably in lieu of a full meal, but I don’t see myself using my table service credits here or making an advanced dining reservation here either.  We typically will stop in the Italy pavilion for a glass of wine and having a snack to go with the wine will be great, but timing this with an ADR will not.

I am looking forward to checking out this restaurant in early May when we visit Walt Disney World.  I do hope to be able to just drop in for some wine and cheese.

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