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Disney World FREE Dining for 2014!

The big day has arrived! It’s time to announce FREE Disney dining offer of 2014! Beginning today Disney Moments of Magic Travel clients who are Disney Visa Cardholders can book this exciting offer and save BIG on their Walt Disney World vacation! This offer will be open to the general public on May 7th.

The dates for Free Dining are:

8/31- 10/3

10/26 – 11/1

11/9 – 11/20

12/12 – 12/23

Resort Exclusions Include: All-Star Movies, Port Orleans Resort- Riverside, Port Orleans Resort- French Quarter, The Villa’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, the Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms and all 3 Bedroom Villas.

Additionally, this offer is arrival based. So even if you arrive on the last valid day of the promotion, you will get free dining for your entire stay!!

Remember that when you book with Moments of Magic Travel and stay at a Disney Resort Hotel, our complimentary concierge service will help plan every aspect of your vacation! Our guests enjoy a multitude of additional perks such as:

  • Customized Itinerary Planning that is tailored to your family’s vacation needs! Our itineraries are specially designed to help you spend the least amount of time in line- and more time experiencing the magic!
  • FastPass+ selections booked for you up to 60 days in advance if your vacation.
  • Advance Dining Reservations and special experience planning.
  • Complimentary ground transportation between Orlando International Airport and your Disney Resort Hotel as well as throughout the Walt Disney World Resort as well.
  • Extra time in the park so you can experience select attractions at one of the Theme Parks outside normal operating hours with the Extra Magic Hours benefit. (Valid Theme Park admission and Resort ID required.)
  • Amazing experiences like themed pools, Disney movies under the stars and Character Dining at select Resort Hotels!

Call your Moments of Magic Travel Agent today at 1-888-50MOUSE to book this exciting offer!

Spring 2014 Room and Ticket Offer at Walt Disney World!

1505332_672207089497163_1118277290_nWe have some magical news! You can save up to 30%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Feb. 24 – March 5, March 14 – April 12 and April 20 – June 15, 2014!

There is extra magic in store when you upgrade to a room and ticket package- you can get one more ticket day FREE! (Minimum 4-day Magic Your Way ticket required.) This offer expires  March 31, 2014 so don’t delay! Let Moments of Magic Travel book your trip today! 843-737-2994

Offer Details:

For stays most nights Feb. 24 – March 5, March 14 – April 12 and April 20 – June 15, 2014:

* The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length of stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per adult charges apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Advance reservations required. No group rates or other discounts apply. Excludes 3-bedroom villas and campsites and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid rooms or the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. 30% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings for other Resorts. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Theme park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use.


A New Spring 2014 Walt Disney World Offer for Disney Visa Cardholders!

Happy New Year! Disney has kicked off 2014 with a brand new offer for Disney Visa® Cardholders! We expect this offer to go live to the public on Monday, January 6th! Be sure to call Moments of Magic Travel today at 843-737-2994 to learn more about this offer, or to book your next Disney vacation!

If you plan to travel to Walt Disney World from March 14- June 15th you can save up to 30% on your room at select Disney Resorts. Additionally, if you upgrade to a room/ticket package and purchase a 4 day park pass you can get a 5th day FREE! To take advantage of this offer you will need to book with your Disney Visa® Card through March 31st 2014 for stays most nights 3/14- 4/12 and 4/20 – 6/15/2014.

The Resort discount offers are as follows:

Deluxe Villas Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
Save 30%
The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—Jambo House and Kidani Village
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Save 20%
Deluxe Resorts Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—Standard View/Pool View
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge—Standard View/Woods View
Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Save 30%
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—Savanna View/Club View
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge—Courtyard View/Club View
Save 20%
Moderate Resorts Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort—Riverside
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins
Save 25%
Value Resorts Disney’s All Star Sports Resort
Disney’s All Star Music Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Save 20%
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort—Family Suites Save 15%

Offer restrictions/details:

1. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length of stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package.
2. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort—The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms and The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.3. Theme Park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use. Offer made by Disney. Chase Bank USA, N.A. and its affiliates are not affiliates of Disney and are not responsible for offer fulfillment. © Disney

Top Ten ways to Save Money on a Disney Vacation!

Whether you are visiting for the very first time, or if you call Disney your home away from home, saving money can be an important topic on your agenda! A trip to Disney does not have to be a budget busting experience, and if you plan it right you can find several ways to save a great deal of money on your Disney vacation. As a travel agency specializing only in Disney Destination vacations, Moments of Magic Travel is proud to say that we have saved our clients thousands of dollars on their vacations, and we are proud to share some of our top suggestions with you! Read on to see exactly how you can save, and then give us a call to see how we can apply these and many more ideas to your next Disney vacation!

10- Choose your resort wisely– With so many Disney Resorts to choose from, the options can feel overwhelming. Start by assessing your budget and then determine which Disney Resorts will accommodate the number of travelers in your party. Larger families can often save money by considering a family suite versus two connecting rooms, while a smaller family might find a great deal in the savings of a value property over a deluxe. Additionally you can time your vacation around a discount promotion which can significantly lower the cost you pay per night. Remember that by staying on Disney property you will save money on the ‘extras’ like free parking (currently $15-$19), complimentary transportation to and from Orlando International Airport  (saves transportation fees and rental car costs) as well as the ability to purchase a Disney Dining Plan (see #9).

9- Consider a Dining Plan- We believe that when used correctly, the right dining plan can definitely bring a great deal of value to your vacation budget. If you plan to spend a few days in the theme parks and will eat at least one sit down meal per day, the dining plan is definitely a good option to consider. The snacks offered on the plans allow guest to stretch their meals with a variety of options throughout the parks and resorts. If you are a ‘foodie’ and like to dine at the Signature Restaurants the deluxe dining plan can offer even greater savings (Deluxe tip example- eat at a 1 credit table service meal for breakfast, use your snack credits for a light lunch and dine at a Signature Restaurant for dinner). Other ways to use the dining plans to save money include visiting during the food and wine festival and using snack credits to sample various cuisines, booking your dining reservation far enough in advance to secure the best (and often most expensive) table service meals to use with your credits, saving table credits for dinner (a higher priced meal in general), and eating breakfast in your room instead of using a dining credit. One additional tip we have is not to waste your snack credits on water- all quick service dining locations will provide a cup of water for free.

8- Make sure you take advantage of offers that you are eligible for– Disney has incredible offers on resorts and park admissions for members of the US Military and Florida Residents. Be sure to look into these if you fall into either of these categories!

7- Travel at the right time– The time of year that you travel to Disney can make a significant difference in your price! The busiest weeks of the year (peak days) are inevitably higher priced and the opposite is true when you visit off-season. When you add in a promotion you can save even more, and the best part is that when you travel during off-peak times you will also see lower crowds in the theme parks!

6- Go to Target– Yes, you read that right. One little known secret to saving money on your Disney vacation is right there in the middle of the bullseye! If you have a Target Red Card or Target Red Debit card you save 5% on your purchases. Fortunately, this includes the purchase of gift cards- and Target sells Disney gift cards! By purchasing Disney gift cards in the amount you plan to spend on your Disney vacation (you can use them throughout the resorts and theme parks) you will save 5% right off the bat. That’s a saving of 5% before you even leave your home!

5- Get a Disney Visa Card– If you love Disney and plan to visit anytime soon the Disney Visa card is another great way to save money. If you make purchases on your card throughout the year you will earn reward dollars for every charge you make. Additional perks include a $50 onboard credit for Disney Cruise line, 10% off select merchandise and dining locations in Walt Disney World Theme Parks, as well as 20% off select Guided Tours! There is also a private meet and greet location for cardholders where you will meet with some of your favorite characters and receive a free photo as a souvenir!

4- Visit the parks for more than 3 days– The cost of Theme Park admission can be a lot to take in at first glance, but one thing that many people don’t realize is that the longer you stay, the less expensive each day will cost. Once you get beyond a 4 day park pass you will see the greatest savings on each day of admission. Additionally, if you decide to stay longer than you originally anticipated be sure to check with Guest Services about extending your Park Pass- they can assist you with an upgrade to your pass on the spot- and often for a lot less money than you might expect.

3- Use a system for souvenirs! If you are traveling with children you will undoubtedly be begged for various gifts, toys and souvenirs at the Disney Theme Parks. While it can be tempting to buy souvenirs on an ongoing basis, we have found that having a reward system in place can cut down on the number of things you buy for your kids while also making each souvenir more special- and the good behavior is the icing on the cake! Try the reward system: if your child behaves throughout the entire day (no tantrums or meltdowns) they can earn that day’s reward- a souvenir! This is a great way to encourage good behavior at the parks- as long as you follow through with your own rules. We use this system with our own children and I can tell you from personal experience that it really helps! The one daily reward helps encourage our children to choose their reward wisely instead of grabbing the first thing they see at a store (and then begging for more a few hours later). One suggestion we have is to pay careful attention to the reward your child chooses because some items are only available at one location in a park. If this is the case, we suggest buying that item and holding on to it until the end of the day- that way you won’t have to worry about running through the park to buy it at the last minute!

2- Consider Grocery Delivery– If you are staying at a Disney Resort Garden Grocer will deliver direct to your resort for a $14 delivery fee. You can have essentials delivered to you that you can the take into the park to save money over purchasing them there. Have you forgotten diapers or cereal? Would you like juice boxes, snacks or other items? Have them delivered and save big over buying in a gift shop!

cropped-momagic_logo.png1- Use a travel agent who specializes in Disney Destination Vacations! In all reality it is truly one of the best ways to save money. We have lost track of the number of clients who have transferred their reservation to us and saved hundreds of dollars in the process. It’s a combination of everything we have mentioned here, along with a vast knowledge of exactly which of our many tips and tricks will help you save even more on your vacation. Our services are FREE– so you have absolutely nothing to lose when you book with a travel agent who specializes in Disney Destinations like Moments of Magic Travel. The advice and vacation planning we provide is invaluable and can save you money, as well as a great deal of time in planning your Disney Vacation!