Hello my loves, sorry it’s been so long but I’m back with a very special post for you today. A couple of months ago an exciting email popped into my inbox. I had been having a bad day and then all of a sudden it got turned around by this email, “Invitation to Walt Disney World”. I dropped everything and honestly had to read the email about 5 or 6 times, I thought it was a mistake. It wasn’t though and just a few weeks later we jetted off to Orlando for a trip of a lifetime with Disney. We stayed at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, we were greeted by Mickey treats and we were completely spoilt. It was an absolute dream and the most beautiful resort we’ve ever seen.
If you’ve been watching my YouTube videos you would have seen the vlogs already but I just had to put into words just how special this trip was for us. I also wanted to explain a few of the amazing things we got to do and what you could do also if you’re thinking about planning a trip to the most magical place in the world. Attraction Tickets Direct have a special launch offer of up to £100 discount per booking, so keep reading if you want to hear more about the fab Dining plan and all of the extras included.
FREE DISNEY DINE
We were invited away with Disney to celebrate and discover the incredible value of Disney Dining Plan. During our days of adventure we experienced a selection of Walt Disney World restaurants, attractions and entertainment, though with four theme parks, two water parks and much more, there was so much still to explore. When booking a Moderate or Deluxe hotel with a UK Ultimate park ticket, you receive a Free Disney Dining Plan for the duration of your stay, making it the best value option for staying at Walt Disney World. Plus, when booking your package with Attraction Tickets Direct, receive an extra discount on your room.
THE DISNEY DINING PLANS EXPLAINED
FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan
The Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan is perfect for relaxed meals and pit stops in the Parks. Dine at over 50 locations across Walt Disney World Resort at their Self Service restaurants. Enjoy a wide variety of food for breakfast, lunch or dinner from soups, sandwiches and salads to pastas, fish, chicken and more. To qualify for a FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, you need to book a package for 5 nights or more at a Disney Moderate Hotel.
Per person per night stay includes: 2 Self Service meals, 1 non-alcoholic/alcoholic drink per meal, 2 selected Snacks, and 1 Refillable Resort Mug per stay. You can save a huge £503 per adult when booking a stay with Disney for two weeks.
FREE Disney Dining Plan
With the Disney Dining Plan, you’ll have the greatest variety and can eat at up to a 100 locations across Walt Disney World Resort. In addition to their Self Service restaurants, you can also enjoy Waiter Service restaurants where you will get escorted to your table and waited on by the friendly Disney waiters and waitresses. Enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, from family casual to Character Dining and Dinner Shows to the unparalleled cuisine at our Signature Restaurants. To qualify for a FREE Disney Dining Plan you must book a package for 5 nights or more at a Disney Deluxe Hotel or Disney Deluxe Villa. We stayed at the Grand Floridian which was incredible.
Per person per night stay includes: 1 Self Service meal, 1 Waiter Service meal, 1 non-alcoholic/alcoholic drink per meal, 2 selected Snacks, and 1 Refillable Resort Mug per stay. Enjoy savings of £699 per adult when staying with Disney for two weeks.
There are so many reasons to purchase the Disney Dining Plans. They are perfect for those that want to budget in advance. Theres no need to carry cash around on your trip for food, simply touch your MagicBand to the magic point when making a purchase and your good to go. You can also make dining reservations up to 180 days in advance which is amazing if you want to get into those super special restaurants such as Be Our Guest at the Magic Kingdom and The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, two of my personal favourites.
When booking a family holiday the first thing we think about is the cost. Before Mark and I had the boys we would try our best to get the cheapest deals, which often meant we’d go self catering and would have to go out for meals or cook them whilst we were away which actually ended up being quite costly. Now when booking a holiday as a family we think about how we can make things as easy as possible for ourselves and the boys. So food is a major factor, we love to eat. Below is an example of the kind of price to expect when booking a Disney package and the savings you can make.
If you book with Attraction Tickets Direct, a family of four could get 14 nights at the popular Disney’s Port Orleans Resort (French Quarter), receive free Disney Dining (Quick Service plan worth £980 per family), 14 day Walt Disney World Ultimate ticket for the price of seven-day (including free Memory Maker) and pay from £4,085 including the £75 discount, secured with a deposit of just £100. This is a saving of £395 compared to the same package on the same dates with a leading Florida tour operator.
A great saving and a great price considering you get all food included in this plus a 14 day Ultimate ticket for the park and free Memory maker. The memory maker is basically a photography package, there are lots of staff around the parks waiting to take photos for you which I think is great because I always find it really hard taking photos as a family of four there is usually one of us missing taking the photo. The staff is there to snap away for you and all of the photos taken on your trip are transferred onto the app for you to see and keep. We have so many great photos and memories to look back on.
We had the most incredible time at Disney and would absolutely love to go again in the future. When we plan our next trip we will definitely be booking the Free Disney Dining plan it was perfect for us as a family and we couldn’t get enough of the Mickey waffles!
Have you seen our Disney vlogs yet? I hope you enjoy them as much as we do, they bring back so many fantastic memories. We are so grateful that we got to visit this amazing place and it was even more special that it was our first holiday as a family of four. What an incredible trip.
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