Archive for April, 2011

Free Dining Promotion Released to The General Public

 Disney is once again offering this great money saving promotion to guests booking a Disney “Memories” Vacation Package between August 28 – September 24, 2011.

Book a qualifying vacation package at a Disney moderate or deluxe resort and receive the Standard / Plus Dining Plan at no extra cost.   This dining plan includes 1 counter-service meal credit, 1 table-service meal credit, and 1 snack credit per person, per night of stay.   Receiving this dining plan free of charge saves a family of four at least $107 per night of stay, based on the regular cost of this dining plan. You can upgrade to the Deluxe dining plan and just pay the difference between the standard and the deluxe plans.  Contact us for details.

Book a qualifying vacation package at a Disney Value Resort (All-Star or Pop Century resorts) and receive the Disney Quick-Service Dining plan at no extra cost.  The quick-service plan provides two quick/counter-service meals + 2 snacks per person, per night of stay.   Receiving this plan at no extra cost saves a family of four about $85 per night of stay.   You can upgrade to the Standard or Deluxe dining plans by paying the difference between the quick service dining plan (received at no additional cost) and your preferred dining plan.  Contact us for details.

Travel Dates:  August 28 – September 24, 2011.

Minimum Requirements:  Must purchase a package that includes three (3) Consecutive nights stay at a Disney Resort + at least 2-Day Disney Magic Your Way theme park Tickets.

“Memories” Vacation Package  includes a Disney’s PhotoPass® Photo Book.  Choose from a variety of layouts and page designs and customize with your favorite photos! This 20-page book is printed on archival paper to preserve it for years to come.  (Note:  Online registration required. There is no charge to use Disney’s PhotoPass® Service to capture, view or share your photos. Prints and other products are available for purchase. Photos must be claimed within 30 days of being taken. Once claimed, they will be available for 30 days from claim date. Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos.)

Must book by August 27th, 2011.   There are a limited number of promotional packages available at each resort so book early to get your first choice in travel dates and resort.

You must pay the $200 deposit at the time of booking with the balance due 45 days prior to arrival.   Deposit is fully refundable up to 46 days prior to arrival.

Suites and campsites are excluded from this offer.  The Cabins at the Fort Wilderness campground are included in the promotion.

If you do not have us book this for you, be sure to tell the booking agent that you want the free dining promotion.   They do not automatically apply promotions to new or existing reservations – you must specifically ask for the discount.

Existing reservations falling within these days can be altered (subject to availability) to reflect the free dining promotion.  Call and ask to have the discount applied – it will not happen automatically. 

Trip Insurance – The travel dates for this promotion fall within Florida’s hurricane season; consider purchasing trip insurance (either through Disney, your airline, or another insurance provider), especially if you have non-refundable, non-transferable airline tickets. Trip insurance is not usually a good value if you are driving.

Dining Reservations – Book your dining reservations immediately.  The free dining promotion has a serious impact on the number of available dining reservations and some restaurants may already be fully booked at certain times.    Remember that we book dining reservations on your behalf (subject to availability) when you book your Disney vacation through Build  A Better Mouse Trip.

In addition to the free dining promotions, you can receive vacation planning help at no additional cost when you book your Disney vacation through Build  A Better Mouse Trip.  We help with establishing a “Best Days” itinerary, help with dining reservations, and provide either a subscription to,, or a 2011 Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World (guidebook) to help you with touring plans that keep you ahead of the crowds and out of the long lines.  Contact us today to book your vacation.   

For more information on the vacation planning services we provide, see our Build A Better Mouse Trip free dining quote and ordering page

Thank you,


Build A Better Mouse Trip
Toll free:  877-815-6515         

Note: Build A Better Mouse Trip is an independent travel agency specializing in Disney World vacations.  We are not employees of Walt Disney World Resort or the Disney Travel Company.


April 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm Leave a comment

25% Off Select Disney Theme Park Quick Service (Counter-service) restaurants

Special Spring Break Discount Promotion
25% Off Select Disney Theme Park Quick Service (Counter-service) restaurants
April 17 – 23, 2011

 Dining at off-peak times is always a good idea at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks Quick-Service / Counter-service restaurants because you avoid long lines but now there’s another great reason to dine during off hours  – you can save 25% off your meal at select Disney Counter-service restaurants when you dine before 11:30AM or between 3:00 – 4:30PM.

You must present one of these printable vouchers found at to receive your discount.   Print more than you think you’ll need because you’ll have to present one at each meal.     Then just give any extras away to other guests – they’ll love you for it. 

The great thing about this deal is that you can benefit even if you’re not staying at a Disney resort.   Guests on a Disney Dining Plan may still want to print out a few  vouchers, just in case you end up buying some extra meals. 

We recently wrote an article listing the quick-service meals we consider the best in taste and quality at Walt Disney Restaurants and several of the restaurants included in this discount are included on that list.  You can see the full article at

Don’t forget to get your list of 15 free things Walt Disney World doesn’t advertise:

Happy Easter!


Build A Better Mouse Trip

Get your  vouchers:

Participating restaurants:   

Magic Kingdom Park:

  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant


  • Electric Umbrella
  • Liberty Inn (United State Pavilion)
  • Sunshine Seasons (my personal favorite)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • ABC Commissary
  • Backlot Express
  • Studio Catering Company

 Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • Flame tree Barbecue (my other favorite)
  • Pizzafari
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • Tamu Tamu Refreshments

Find other helpful information about crowds & special events at Walt Disney World in our April newsletter:

April 4, 2011 at 11:51 pm Leave a comment

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