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Walt Disney World Dining Cancellation Policy Update

We are hearing rumors that an updated cancellation policy will be coming to Walt Disney World on October 31, 2013.  For the last couple years, signature restaurants, restaurants that offer character meals and Fantasmic packages have had a cancellation penalty if reservations were cancelled within 24 hours or you simply did not show.  On October 31, 2013, we are hearing that this will expand to all table service reservations.

Any reservations made through Disney Dining (either by phone or online) will now require a credit card to hold the reservation.  If you do not show or cancel at least 24 hours in advance by contacting Disney Dining, going to Guest Relations, a restaurant podium or by calling 407-WDW-CNCL, you will be charged $10 per person to the credit card used to hold the reservation.

This is changing due to the number of guests who make multiple reservations and then no show or cancel.  Now more than ever it is important to arrive early for your reservation and if plans change, make sure you cancel.  The easiest way to do this is through My Disney Experience on your smartphone or other mobile device when you are at Disney World.

What do you think about this change?


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!


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!

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!



Free Dining Offer About to Expire

Free Dining packages are still available with select Walt Disney World stays, but only if booked by October 29, 2011.  Travel window is:

  • October 22 – November 3, 2011
  • November 12 – 17, 2011
  • November 26 – December 1, 2011
  • December 10 – 15, 2011
  • January 8 – 12, 2012
  • January 21 – February 2, 2012
  • February 11 – 16, 2012
  • March 3 – 8, 2012
  • March 24 – 29, 2012

With a non-discounted package beginning during the travel windows above, you will qualify for a free dining plan.  With Value resorts, this is the Quick-Service Dining Plan and with all other resorts it is the standard Disney Dining Plan.  You can upgrade to the standard Dining Plan or the Deluxe Dining Plan for just the difference between your free plan and the upgraded plan.

Contact Travel On A Dream today for your quote!

Credit Cards Holds to be Required for Select Disney Dining Locations

We are working on confirming this rumor we have heard, but wanted to get the information to you as soon as possible.

Effective October 26, 2011, additional Walt Disney World restaurants will be requiring a credit card to hold reservations.  The reservations will need to be cancelled no later than 24 hours prior or a charge of $10 per person will be applied to the credit card on hold.  This change is being implemented to cut down on the number of reservation no-shows that occur at the most popular Disney dining locations.  From what we’ve heard, this will reduce the cancellation penalty window to 24 hours instead of the 48 hours for some locations, but again, this has not been confirmed by Disney yet.  Here is the list of dining locations we are anticipating will have this new requirement:

  • 1900 Park Fare
  • Akershus
  • Artist Point
  • California Grill
  • Cape May Cafe
  • Chef Mickey’s
  • Citricos
  • Crystal Palace
  • Flying Fish
  • Garden Grill
  • Hollywood & Vine
  • Hollywood Brown Derby
  • Jiko
  • Le Cellier
  • Narcoossee’s
  • ‘Ohana
  • Tusker House
  • Victoria & Albert ($25 per person cancellation penalty)
  • Yachtman Steakhouse

A special cancellation line will be set up to call your cancellations in if necessary.  That number is 407-WDW-CNCL.

What do you think of this new policy, if it comes to fruition?

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