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Disney Free Dining Promotion For Canadian Residents – Now through December 20th!

~ A Disney World FREE Dining Promotion for Canadian Residents ~

Free Disney Dining Plan Promotion - Eat Free at Disney World.  For Select Arrival Dates
September 30 – October 4 / October 19 – November 1 / November 9 –  15 / November 23 – 29 /December 10 – 20, 2012

Must book by December 13, 2012 ~ Proof of Canadian Residency required at Check-In.

Limited Availability ~ Black-out Dates Apply

Arrive on or before December 20th and you can enjoy free dining over Christmas!

Disney has offered a Disney World Free Dining Promotion to Canadian Residents booking a Disney vacation package for select dates between September 30 and December 20, 2012. Your arrival (check-in) date must fall within the promotion dates –  September 30 – October 4, 2012 / October 19 – November 1, 2012 / November 9 – 15, 2012 / November 23 – 29, 2012 / December 10 – 20, 2012 –  but your departure date can extend into the blackout dates.  This means that you can check in on December 20th and enjoy free dining over the Christmas holiday! (Subject to availability).  

Book a qualifying Disney World 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 about $107 or more 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 Disney World vacation package at a Disney Value Resort (Art of Animation, All-Stars or Pop Century) and receive the Disney Quick-Service Dining plan at no extra cost. The quick-service plan provides two quick/counter-service meals + 1 snack 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 and your preferred dining plan. Contact us for details.   Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Standard Rooms are excluded from this offer but the Family Suites are included in the free dining promotion.

Travel Dates: Your arrival (check-in) date must fall within these days to qualify for the free dining promotion: September 30 – October 4, 2012 / October 19 – November 1, 2012 / November 9 – 15, 2012 / November 23 – 29, 2012 / December 10 – 20, 2012.

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.

Must Book By December 13, 2012:  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.

A $200 deposit is required to hold your room. The balance  is due 45 days prior to arrival.

Suites, 3-Bedroom Villas, campsites, and Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort are excluded from this offer. The Cabins at the Fort Wilderness campground and Family Suites at the Art of Animation resort 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.  

This offer was extended to the general public on July 12, 2012.  Non-U.S. residents can receive this promotion when you book through a travel agent based in the United States, like me.

Dining Reservations – Dining can be booked up to 180 days prior to your arrival. Book your dining reservations as soon as you are eligible. The free dining promotion has a serious impact on the number of available dining reservations and some restaurants will fully book very early. Remember that we book dining reservations on your behalf (subject to availability) when you book your Disney vacation through Build A Better Mouse Trip.

Free Theme Park Touring Plans & Vacation Planning Help – 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.  (1) We help with establishing a “Best Days” itinerary, (2) help with dining reservations, and  (3) provide either a subscription to  www.touringplans.com www.tourguidemike.com, or an 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. 

Click here to book your vacation with free dining today

Please let me know if you have any questions about the above information – I’m here to help.

Thank you,

Annette

Build A Better Mouse Trip
Email: info@mousetriptravel.com
Toll free: 877-815-6515

Build A Better Mouse Trip is an independent travel agency specializing in Disney destinations.   We book directly through Disney but are not employees of the Walt Disney Company.

August 3, 2012 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment

Rates going up on Nov. 19th for Disney World arrivals through Dec. 23, 2011

Walt Disney World – Fall Room offer Must book by Nov. 19, 2011 


Save up to 30% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels for most nights from October 30 -November 18, November 26 – December 23, 2011. This offer can be applied to packages but only the room portion is  discounted.  Remember that your arrival night is the important night for qualifying for a Disney World Discount – you still receive the discount for the full length of stay even when your Disney vacation extends past the promotion dates.  For example, book a qualifying package with a December 23rd arrival date and you’ll receive a discount for your whole Christmas vacation at Disney World.  Discount subject to availability.   This will probably be the last discount offered for 2011 travel to the Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Call us today to book your package:

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November 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm Leave a comment

Disney World at Christmas – Things to See and Do

Joyful Celebrations and Timeless Traditions Delight Guests at Walt Disney World Resort

[UPDATED 10-31-11 to include information about The Magic, The Memories and You plus new dates for The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and new dates for Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.]

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – It’s the month before Christmas and throughout Mickey’s house, the trees are all glowing, bringing smiles to The Mouse. Choirs are singing, bakers taking great care, sounds and smells of the season are filling the air…

At Walt Disney World Resort in 2011, it begins to look a lot like Christmas as early as Nov. 8. Santa’s elves bedazzle every corner of the Vacation Kingdom for a seasonal spectacle filled with heartwarming stage productions, enchanting parades, garlands and wreaths, millions of sparkling lights and even the first flakes of winter.

And with a ho, ho, whole lot of cheer being spread over more than a month, guests have more choice as to when they join in the magical, one-of-a-kind celebration.

Magic Kingdom

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – On 19 special nights, holiday revelers can delight during this cheery, family-friendly event. Party-goers embrace the joys of the season – sipping cocoa, catching a “snowflake” and enjoying merry shows, fireworks, carolers and special character meet and greets.

This after-hours party on select nights between Nov. 8 and Dec. 18, 2011, features a sleigh full of merriment:

  • An enchanting Cinderella Castle adorned with Castle Dream Lights (through Jan.8)
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, complete with a special appearance by Santa Claus himself, and for the first time Duffy the Disney Bear.
  • An exclusive holiday fireworks extravaganza — Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season
  • Live entertainment featuring Disney characters
  • Meet and greet opportunities with favorite Disney characters in Holiday attire, including Phineas & Ferb in Tomorrowland, the Seven Dwarfs in Frontierland and Duffy the  Disney Bear in Town Square.
  • Complimentary cookies, apple slices and hot cocoa
  • A magical snow fall on Main Street, U.S.A.
  • Many popular Magic Kingdom attractions open for fun

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will take place Nov. 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27, 29, 30, Dec. 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16 and 18, 2011, from 7 p.m. until midnight. Day-of-event pricing is $62.95 and $57.95 for ages 3 to 9. Savings of $6 per ticket are available if tickets are purchased in advance. Visit Disneyworld.com/holidays.

Castle Dream Lights – Each evening of the season, Cinderella Castle shimmers with lights brought to beaming brightness during a ceremonial show performed at dusk. Beginning Nov. 4 and continuing through Jan. 3, 2012, Cinderella and favorite Disney characters decked out in festive holiday garb take center stage and magically transform Cinderella Castle into an ice palace draped with 200,000 ice cycle-white lights – a breathtaking focal point to a park ready for revelers with wreaths, bows, garland, towering Christmas trees and scarlet poinsettias dominating the landscape.

The Magic, The Memories and You! – The nightly light show on Cinderella Castle gets in “the spirit” throughout the holidays with a special segment that wraps the Magic Kingdom landmark in colorful bows and boughs, gift paper and ribbons, ornaments, candy stripes and multi-colored strands of lights … and gingerbread.

Epcot

Candelight Processional – An inspirational retelling of the Christmas story accompanied by a mass choir and 50-piece live orchestra punctuates the reason for the season during this time-honored Epcot tradition. Each evening Nov. 25-Dec. 30, 2011, a celebrity narrator (from a lineup that includes Steven Curtis Chapman, Marlee Matlin and Neil Patrick Harris) takes to the America Gardens Theatre stage and shares the story of Christ’s birth. Guests can sing along as the trumpeters and full orchestra offer a riveting performance featuring seasonal melodies. Shows are at 5, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.

To ensure a seat for this memorable performance, Candlelight Dinner packages are available at select Epcot restaurants. They include a special fireworks viewing area and guaranteed seating for Candlelight Processional. For bookings call 407-WDW-DINE.

Holidays around the World Throughout World Showcase, international storytellers share traditions and tales from their homeland. Strolling along the promenade during the Holidays around the World celebration may put you face-to-face with the good-hearted witch La Befana, known in Italy for filling children’s shoes with treats, or the jolly gift-bearer Father Christmas in the United Kingdom. There are meet and greets with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the American Adventure, plus other legendary icons who share messages of goodwill. The celebrations of Kwanzaa and Hanukkah are celebrated as well.

The evening is capped by “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” the mesmerizing Epcot spectacular on World Showcase lagoon featuring fireworks, laser lights and water choreographed to a musical soundtrack – with a holiday finale.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights – Entering the Hollywood Studios backlot, guests discover a virtual city of lights. On, over and among the cityscape buildings are millions of dazzling bulbs, dancing lights and animated displays synchronized to high-energy holiday tunes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Nov. 10-Jan. 7, 2012. The spectacle will not be operational Dec. 8.

It’s truly a mega-watt spectacle for the eyes with colorful wreaths, twirling carousels, flying angels, Santa and his reindeer, swirling snow flurries, and amazing 3-D effects around every corner.

The tradition began in 1986 in Arkansas, at the home of businessman Jennings Osborne, who strung 1,000 lights as a Christmas gift to his daughter. After the exhibit grew larger and brighter each year, it was transported to Disney in 1995 where the light exhibit now mesmerizes guests from all over the world each year. The tradition continues after Jennings’ death on July 27, 2011.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade – King Louie and Baloo lead a rousing musical cavalcade – safari style – through the park from Nov. 10 to Jan. 3, 2012, during Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade. The wild side of Disney’s Animal Kingdom blends with a playful spirit of the holidays as Chip & Dale, stilt walkers and savannah friends dance alongside decorative floats at 4 p.m. daily. The savory scent of chocolate floats thru the air as Minnie’s candy cane and hot cocoa float roll by.

Santa Goofy’s Holiday Village at Camp Minnie-Mickey has decked the halls big time with festive décor. A perfectly trimmed Christmas tree adorned with animal crafted ornaments welcomes guests at the park’s entrance. Carolers spread holiday cheer and Santa Goofy and friends greet guests for photo opportunities.

Downtown Disney

With dozens of shops that stretch from the Marketplace to the West Side (and plenty of taste-bud-tempting treats!), Downtown Disney is a shopper’s delight. There are one-of-a-kind boutiques such as TrenD, a sports shop at Team Mickey, plus enough toys, games, character merchandise, and costumes to fill Santa’s sleigh at Once Upon a Toy and World of Disney. There’s also Fuego by Sosa Cigars, Ghirardelli Chocolates, Basin (soaps and bath products), LEGO Imagination Center and much more – including Disney’s Days of Christmas where guests can choose Disney ornaments and decorations any season of the year.

School choirs and bands often perform at the dock stage to ring in the season. Kids can pose for pictures and sit with Santa Claus, Nov. 19 – Dec. 24, 2011.

Resort Hotels

Disney resort hotels are dressed up for the holidays, offering an ideal home-away-from-home during the season. An intricate, life-size gingerbread house cooked up by Walt Disney World pastry chefs is a must-see at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. The yummy sugar shack is baked with 1,050 pounds of honey, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 35 pounds of spices and more. It even has a chimney that puffs out delicious cinnamon smoke.

A magnificent gingerbread carousel complete with chocolate and soft-candy ponies and oversized candy-cane poles takes center stage at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Other hotels are spruced up with wreaths and trees decorated with miles of garland, ribbon and glistening ornaments. Check each hotel for holiday dining offerings and special entertainment.

Disney World Crowd Levels, Ride Closures, and Special Event Information: http://www.buildabettermousetrip.com/monthly-newsletters.php#top

November & December Room Rate Discount: Must book by Nov. 19, 2011 . Save up to 30% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels for most nights from October 30 -November 18, November 26 – December 23, 2011. This offer can be applied to packages but only the room portion is discounted.   For all available discounts, see: http://www.buildabettermousetrip.com/monthly-newsletters.php#discounts

Contact Us Today To Book Your Disney Vacation

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Source: http://wdwnews.com/releases/2011/11/01/disney-season-the-holidays/

November 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

Shoppers can save 25% at Downtown Disney benefit sale on November 5th

Shoppers can save 25% at Downtown Disney benefit sale

If you don’t mind getting up before dawn, you can get a jump on holiday shopping and save 25 percent off select merchandise at Downtown Disney next month.

Disney World is partnering with the United Way to again host The Benefit Sale from 5:30 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5. Shoppers each purchase a $5 voucher for the event, which allows them to enter the participating stores during the sale.

The discount applies to most merchandise at World of Disney, Tren-D, Team Mickey, Disney Days of Christmas, Once Upon A Toy, Disney Pin Traders and Mickey’s Pantry.

To purchase vouchers, go to www.thebenefitsale.com. Vouchers can be purchased online until Nov. 3 or at Downtown Disney on Nov. 5. Vouchers must be exchanged for wristbands to participate in the sale. For questions, call 407-429-2129.

Source: http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/disney-a-mom-and-the-mouse/2011/10/shoppers-can-save-25-at-downtown-disney-benefit-sale/

 

October 18, 2011 at 9:07 pm Leave a comment

2010 Disney Free Dining Promotion Extended Through December 21, 2010

Limited Availability & Black-out Dates Apply

Disney has extended this year’s Free Dining Promotion to guests booking a Disney vacation package on select dates for check-ins through December 21, 2010.  There are a lot of blackout dates but this is a great deal, if you are able to arrive within the promotional dates.  Your departure date can extend into the blackout dates.

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 about $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 and your preferred dining plan.  Contact us for details.

  • Travel Dates:  August 15 – October 7, 2010 / October 22 – 28 / November 12 – 18 / November 27 – December 2 / December 10 – 22, 2010.
  • 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.
  • Must book by August 14th, 2010.   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.
  • 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 www.tourguidemike.com, www.touringplans.com, or a 2010 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,

Stephen

Build A Better Mouse Trip
www.buildabettermousetrip.com
Toll free:  877-815-6515

July 6, 2010 at 10:08 pm 3 comments

Walt Disney World in November – Crowd Levels, Special Events, Ride Closures, Attraction Refurbishments, and Promotions

There are some things going on at the  Walt Disney World Resort  in November that you need to know about:                                                                                                           

Crowd Warnings:

  1. Jersey Week – The New Jersey Public schools all have November 5th & 6th off for teacher-in-service days.   This has a huge impact on attendance during the first week of November as thousands of families take the opportunity to take a few extra days and head to Disneyworld.  Expect moderately high crowds for the whole first week of November.
  2. Thanksgiving Week – “Holiday Season” is even more crowded than “Peak Season” so expect very high crowd levels November 21st – 28th.   Heavy crowds can be fun because Disney extends park hours and adds extra show times but you’ll need a good touring plan to help you avoid horrible lines.
  3. Pop Warner National Football, Dance & Cheer Events at Walt Disney World – November 30 – December 12. These events take place at Disney’s Wide World of Sports and the events themselves won’t affect you but you may encounter groups of young athletes (and their families) in your resort and – during their spare time – in the theme parks.
  4. Fantasmic! (Disney’s Hollywood Studios) –This great show is no longer presented every night.  It will be offered November 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30 .  This is a very popular show and we highly recommend it – arrive 60-90 minutes early, if you do not have a Fantasmic! Dinner package.  Disney may add a second, later performance on certain evenings during the busiest times – if they do, the later showing of Fantasmic! will always be less crowded than the earlier one   Warning: When there are limited performances, you know Disney’s Hollywood Studios is going to be busier on days featuring a Fantasmic! show.  Afternoons will be especially busy as those with Park Hopper tickets come over to see the show.  A good touring plan will help you manage this.   Warning:  This show  is excellent but it does feature villains for a good 8-10 minutes.  The scene is fairly intense and can be frightening to small children.
  5. SpectroMagic Parade (Magic Kingdom) – This wonderful nighttime parade is not offered every night and the Magic Kingdom will be more crowded on days featuring a SpectroMagic Parade.   The SpectroMagic Parade will be presented on November 2, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22,  23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 3o.    If Disney offers a second evening parade, the later parade will be less crowded than the earlier.
  6. Avoid going to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot on Thanksgiving Day.   There is a good chance that the park could close because of capacity level crowds and the lines will be horrible.  Disney’s Hollywood StudiosDisney’s Animal Kingdom theme parks are much better choices for Thanksgiving Day.
  7. Extra Magic Hours – (Special hours only available to Disney resort hotel guest) We recommend that everyone avoid the Extra Magic Hour park(s) of the day.   Disney has 33,000 hotel rooms and no one goes to Disney alone – that means too many people are pointed in the same direction at the same time. You’ll have a much nicer time by going to a less busy park.  This is doubly important if you are not staying at a Disney resort – you don’t want to get to the theme park and find a bunch of Disney guests in line in front of you. 
  8. A good touring plan will keep you ahead of the crowds and out of the long lines.   We provide three choices for custom touring plans – our Custom Touring Plans, the 2009 Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World (book), or a subscription to Tour Guide Mike (online service) – at  no charge to you when you book your trip through Build A Better Mouse Trip.  For more information, see: http://www.buildabettermousetrip.com/freetouringplans.php

Special Events:

  1. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (Disney’s Magic Kingdom)- 7:00PM to Midnight – November 10, 12,  13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29.  This special event is a lot of fun for families, with rides, a parade, shows, and fun party type events.   These nights require a special event ticket ($49 – $63  per person, depending on age and date) – you cannot enter using your Magic Your Way or Park Hopper tickets.  Ticket prices vary with an advance purchase discount offered on select nights. There are a limited number of tickets sold for each party Warning:  The Magic Kingdom will close to the public at 7:00PM on party nights.  Magic Kingdom resort area restaurants (Chef Mickey’s, 1900 Park Fare, Whispering Canyon, etc.) will fill their reservations early as people look for something nearby to enjoy after the early park closing.  Contact us today to purchase your party tickets. 
  2. Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancng  Lights  (Disney’s Hollywood Studios) – November 10, 2009 – January 4, 2010.  This is an incredible holiday light display beginning around dusk.   Every 15 minutes, the display will glow and dim to correspond with the holiday music.  It is quite a sight!  No extra ticket needed – included with your park admission.
  3. Holidays Around the World. (Epcot) – November 27 – December 30th. The World Showcase pavilions will each feature a special holiday storyteller that tells about Christmas (or other holiday) festivities in that country.  No extra ticket needed – included with your park admission.  Check your Epcot times guide.
  4. Candlelight Processional (Epcot) – November 27 – December 30th.  Nightly:  5:00, 6:45, & 8:00PM.   A large choir, orchestra, and celebrity narrators retell the Christmas Story in the America Gardens Theatre.  This beautiful production is extremely popular and fills to capacity.  People sometimes line up hours early.  TIP: Arrive at least 45 minutes early for the 5:00PM performance for your best chance to get in with a minimum wait.   TIP: Candlelight Processional Lunch/Dinner Packages eliminate long waits.  You have several restaurant choices and you’ll receive a voucher that guarantees seating at the Candlelight Processional.  These packages aren’t cheap but a nice meal and the wonderful Candlelight Processional are certainly a special occasion worth celebrating.  The Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages are included in the Disney Dining Plan but will take two table-service meal credits per person.  Call 407-WDW-DINE to check availability and to make reservations. 

This year’s celebrity narrators:

  • November 27-29 Isabella Rossellini
  • November 30 & December 1-2 John O’Hurley
    December 3-5 Steven Curtis Chapman
    December 6-8 Anika Noni Rose
    December 9-11 Andy Garcia
    December 12-14 Vanessa Williams
    December 15-17 Abigail Breslin
    December 18-20 Whoopi Goldberg
    December 21-23 Brian Dennehy
    December 24-6 Edward James Olmos
    December 27-30 Angela Bassett / Courtney B. Vance
  1. Celebrate Tonight – Downtown Disney’s West End Plaza.  Mini Street Parties featuring a DJ and stilt walkers lead dances, the limbo, party games, and sign-alongs.  They only last about 20 minutes each but are a lot of fun.  Sunday – Thursday:  intermittently 5:00pm– 11:00pm.  Friday – Saturday:  intermittently 6:00pm– Midnight.  Check on the hour and half hour.

Temporary Attraction Closures and refurbishments:

  • Liberty Tree Tavern (Restaurant – Magic Kingdom) the restaurant will be open but – beginning January 5th – Liberty Tree Tavern will no longer offer character dining.
  • Space Mountain has been closed for refurbishment and is scheduled to re-open on November 22nd.
  •  Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon (water park) – will be closed November and December for its annual refurbishment.
  • Liberty Belle Riverboat is closed to guests until January 4th, 2010 due to the Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee.
  • Disney’s Magical Express (Airport Shuttle Service) – New luggage procedure for late night arrivals.  As of March 30th, luggage service will no longer be available for arrivals to Orlando International Airport after 10:00PM.   Collect your luggage at baggage claim and take with you to the Disney’s Magical Express check-in desk. 

Can You Save Money with the “Free Nights” Promotion?

Disney recently released a “free nights” promotion that includes select dates in December.   There is very limited availability for December but the savings can be significant.   Guests staying at a Disney Value resort for 5 nights can receive two additional nights free.   Guests booking a qualifying Magic Your Way package at a Disney moderate or deluxe resort for four nights can receive up to three nights stay.   Your ticket length is also increased but you still have to pay for the dining plan for those nights, if you are using a Disney Dining Plan    Did you book your reservation under the “Free Dining Promotion”?  For value & moderate resort guests, that is usually the better value.  Deluxe resort guests may save more with this promotion.    Use this online form to contact us to book your reservation.

Free Theme Park Touring Plans

If you find this report helpful, please consider using us to book your vacation reservations or for custom theme park touring plans.  We are authorized Walt Disney World Vacation Planners and book directly with Disney so you never pay more than if you booked the reservation yourself.  Then we provide lots of help and advice designed to take the stress out of vacation planning.

  •  Help with building a Best Days Itinerary – a daily schedule that puts you in the best park for each day of your trip
  • Help with dining reservations (subject to availability)
  • Custom touring plans that keep you ahead of the crowds and out of the long lines.  Or, if you prefer to do your own plans, we will provide either a subscription to Tour Guide Mike or the newest edition of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World to you instead of our touring plans.  The choice is yours.

At Build A Better Mouse Trip, we are convinced that everyone can benefit with good touring plans.   During busy times, a good plan will absolutely keep you ahead of the crowds and out of the lines – our clients typically wait less than 20 minutes for rides, even thrill rides and headliners.   During less crowded times, a good plan factors in shorter park hours and fewer performance times.    But the most important benefit of a good plan is that everyone gets to ride and see the things that they are looking forward to because everyone’s priorities are included in a plan that tours the parks efficiently and effectively.  For more information see: http://www.buildabettermousetrip.com/freetouringplans.htm

You can purchase custom planning services from us but most of our clients get them for free.  We accept Disney and other hotel commissions as payment for our planning services. If you’ve already booked your own reservation, it may be possible to have our name added as the agent of record.  Your rate, confirmation, and benefits all stay exactly the same.  In this situation, Disney just pays us the commission they would’ve kept for themselves.  Then – free to you – we provide you with custom touring plans that let you enjoy more attractions with less lines.

If you have questions or are interested in our services:

                * just call us toll free at 877-815-6515
                * or use the online form 

Thank you,

Stephen

Build A Better Mouse Trip
www.buildabettermousetrip.com
Toll Free Phone: 877-815-6515

International callers: 719-495-5698

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