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Free Disney Gift Card with your 2020 Disney World Package Booking https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/blog/2019/06/11/2020-disney-world-packages/ https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/blog/2019/06/11/2020-disney-world-packages/#respond Tue, 11 Jun 2019 23:39:45 +0000 https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/?p=37029 Disney World just released packages for 2020. We know it is early and you may not be thinking about a Disney World vacation or really any vacation in 2020. But, for Disney World vacations…it is the perfect time! You can reserve your hotel, tickets, and dining with just a $200 deposit. You can then pay […]

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Disney World just released packages for 2020. We know it is early and you may not be thinking about a Disney World vacation or really any vacation in 2020. But, for Disney World vacations…it is the perfect time!

You can reserve your hotel, tickets, and dining with just a $200 deposit. You can then pay monthly payments on your package up until your final payment. This makes a Disney World vacation much more affordable.

Plus, our team watches for any future discounts that may save you money (even after you are booked). This is just one of our FREE services.

Click here to learn more about the 2020 Disney World Packages.

Our agents have over 10,000 hours of Disney World vacation planning under our belt, so we truly are the experts in planning your Disney World vacation. Plus, we are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year! That is a lot of magical vacations we have planned over the past 20 years.

2020 Disney World Package BONUS (Free Disney Gift Card) for One Week ONLY!

As a bonus, if you book your Disney World 2020 package from June 18-June 25 you can be eligible for a Disney Gift Card. You will receive this free Disney Gift Card a few weeks (before you leave for your Disney World vacation). You can use this free Disney Gift Card for Mickey Mouse ice cream bars, Character Dining, a D & B purse, or even a day at the spa.

The amount of your Disney Gift Card is based on your package total, before tax and airfare. Your package must include at least a 3-Day ticket.

Package Total          Amount of Gift Card

$2000-2999.99          $50 Disney Gift Card
$3000-3999.99          $75 Disney Gift Card
$4000-4999.99          $100 Disney Gift Card
$5000-up                   $150 Disney Gift Card

Are you ready for a 2020 Disney World vacation? Call us at 877-918-8941 or request a price below.

Request a Price Today!

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Free Disney Dining Plans – A Delicious Offer for Disney® Visa® Cardmembers https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/blog/2019/04/24/free-dining-offer-disney-visa-2019/ https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/blog/2019/04/24/free-dining-offer-disney-visa-2019/#respond Wed, 24 Apr 2019 20:31:01 +0000 https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/?p=36561 Free Disney Dining Plans with Booking for Disney® Visa® Cardmembers   Savor the magic this summer during a fun-filled vacation at Walt Disney World® Resort! As a Disney Visa Cardmember, you can enjoy a FREE dining plan when they purchase a non-discounted 4-night/5-day Walt Disney Travel Company package that includes a room for 4 nights at a select Walt […]

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Free Disney Dining Plans with Booking for Disney® Visa® Cardmembers

 

Savor the magic this summer during a fun-filled vacation at Walt Disney World® Resort! As a Disney Visa Cardmember, you can enjoy a FREE dining plan when they purchase a non-discounted 4-night/5-day Walt Disney Travel Company package that includes a room for 4 nights at a select Walt Disney World Resort hotel and 5-day theme park tickets with Park Hopper® Option.

Book through June 16, 2019 for arrivals most nights Aug. 1-21, 2019. Note: packages for other lengths of stay may be available.

Select Disney Value Resort Hotels – FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites Only
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Select Disney Moderate Resort Hotels – FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Select Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels – FREE Disney Dining Plan

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Select Disney Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels – FREE Disney Dining Plan

  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Booking Window: Now-June 16, 2019

Arrival Window: For arrivals most nights Aug. 1-21, 2019

You can book now through June 16, 2019 with your Disney Visa Credit Card.

Package Includes:

  • Room
  • Theme park ticket(s) with a Park Hopper Option
  • Dining Plan
    • Disney Quick Service Dining Plan with Value and Moderate Resort hotel packages includes 2 quick-service meals and 2 snacks per person, per night of stay. Several beverage options are available – including non-alcoholic specialty beverages and, for Guests 21 and older, beer, wine and cocktails.
    • Disney Dining Plan with Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resort hotel packages includes one quick-service meal, one table-service meal and 2 snacks per person, per night of stay. Table-service meals can be redeemed for Character Dining and other magical dining experiences. Several beverage options are available – including non-alcoholic specialty beverages and, for Guests 21 and older, beer, wine and cocktails.

Call us at 877-918-8941 or Request a Price Online

Important Details:

  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Additional per adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, and The Little Mermaid standard rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
  • Gratuities are not included.
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Advance reservations are required. Tickets valid for admission beginning date of check-in and must be used within a limited period of time, depending on the length of stay and ticket; visit disneydestinationstickets.com/usage for more details. Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase. Must purchase a Walt Disney Travel Co. room and ticket package, and must mention the offer when calling to book. Must use a valid Disney Visa Card or Disney Rewards Redemption Card to pay the deposit. Disney Visa Cardmember must stay in room.

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Save Up to 25% on Rooms at Select Disney Resort Hotels This Summer https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/blog/2019/04/24/save-up-to-25-rooms-disney-hotels-summer-2019/ https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/blog/2019/04/24/save-up-to-25-rooms-disney-hotels-summer-2019/#respond Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:48:20 +0000 https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/?p=36534 This summer, stay in the magic at Walt Disney World Resort with this great room offer. Save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels, valid for stays most nights May 28 through August 28, 2019 when you book through August 28, 2019. When you book this offer for arrivals May 28 to […]

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This summer, stay in the magic at Walt Disney World Resort with this great room offer.

Save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels, valid for stays most nights May 28 through August 28, 2019 when you book through August 28, 2019.

When you book this offer for arrivals May 28 to June 30, 2019, you’ll receive a Disney Gift Card at check-in—so you can enjoy more magic during your stay! The value of your Disney Gift Card will vary based on Resort Category and original length of stay:

  • Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts: $25 per room per night
  • Disney Deluxe Resorts: $20 per room per night
  • Disney Moderate Resorts: $15 per room per night
  • Disney Value Resorts: $10 per room per night

See Important Details below about the Discount and Disney Gift Card.

If this offer isn’t right for you, ask us about the Free Meal offer on most nights from May 28 through August 21, 2019 when you book through August 28, 2019. Other offers may also be available.

Call us at 877-918-8941 or Request a Price Online

Important Details About the Room Discount

  • Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts and Studios at Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, the Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

Important Details About the Disney Gift Card

  • One Disney Gift Card per reservation.
  • If you complete online check-in in advance, the digital Disney Gift Card will be emailed to you on the day of your arrival. Otherwise, you’ll be asked for your email address when you check in at the Front Desk of your Disney Resort hotel—and the digital Disney Gift Card will be sent to that email address. The email will contain a bar code for using the digital Disney Gift Card, and the usage locations will be listed in the disclaimer. If you don’t receive your Disney Gift Card in your inbox, please check your spam folder or stop by the Front Desk for assistance.
  • Disney Gift Card is usable only to buy goods and services at participating locations including the Disneyland Resort; Walt Disney World Resort; Disney Cruise Line; Disney store locations in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico; and shopDisney.com.
  • Not refundable or redeemable for cash unless required by law.
  • Not redeemable to purchase another gift card or towards previously purchased goods or services. Not a credit or debit card.
  • Does not expire and no fees apply.
  • Lost, stolen, or damaged gift cards cannot be replaced without required proof of purchase and complete gift card number.
  • Disney Gift Card Services, Inc. (“DGCS”) is the card issuer and sole obligor to cardholder and is not responsible for any unauthorized use of card.
  • Card is valid only if obtained at select Disney locations in the US, Canada or Puerto Rico or authorized third-party distributors.
  • Card is not valid and will not be honored if obtained from unauthorized sellers or resellers, including through Internet auction sites.
  • For balance inquiry, participating locations, and additional terms and conditions (including arbitration agreement) for this gift card, visit DisneyGiftCard.com or call (877) 650-4327.
  • DGCS reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the gift card upon notice at DisneyGiftCard.com.
  • Purchase, use or acceptance of card constitutes acceptance of these terms.

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Savor Your Summer with a Tempting Offer at WALT DISNEY WORLD https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/blog/2019/04/24/savor-summer-offer-walt-disney-world/ https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/blog/2019/04/24/savor-summer-offer-walt-disney-world/#comments Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:27:46 +0000 https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/?p=36519 New Walt Disney World Dining Offer This summer, enjoy a little extra flavor during a fun-filled stay that’s sure to delight little ones and grown-ups alike. Receive a FREE meal per person (ages 3 and up), per night at a select Walt Disney World Resort quick-service dining location when you purchase a non-discounted, Walt Disney […]

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New Walt Disney World Dining Offer

This summer, enjoy a little extra flavor during a fun-filled stay that’s sure to delight little ones and grown-ups alike.

Receive a FREE meal per person (ages 3 and up), per night at a select Walt Disney World Resort quick-service dining location when you purchase a non-discounted, Walt Disney World Travel Co. Package that includes a room for 4-nights at a select Disney Moderate or Value Resort Hotel and a 5-day theme park ticket. Ask about other lengths of stay.

Offer valid for arrivals most nights from May 28 through August 21, 2019.

Book through June 30, 2019.

Important Details

  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Offer excludes Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.
  • Most beer, wine and cocktails included. Some exceptions apply. Must present valid ID to be served alcoholic beverages. May only be redeemed with the quick-service meal.
  • Gratuities are not included.
If this offer isn’t right for you, ask us about the 25% Off Rooms Offer on most nights May 28 through August 28, 2019 when you book through August 28, 2019. Other offers may also be available.

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Save Up to 30% on Walt Disney World Stays—and Soak Up the Sun and Fun https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/blog/2019/01/02/save-up-to-30-on-stays-and-soak-up-the-sun-and-fun/ https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/blog/2019/01/02/save-up-to-30-on-stays-and-soak-up-the-sun-and-fun/#respond Wed, 02 Jan 2019 15:41:15 +0000 https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/?p=35635 Enjoy sun, fun and savings when you stay in the middle of the magic at Walt Disney World Resort!With this offer, you can save on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels: Save up to 25% for stays most nights April 28 through May 27, 2019 when you book through May 27, 2019 Save up to […]

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ave up to 30 percent on rooms with the “Sun & Fun Room Offer” at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights April 28-Sept. 30, 2019, when you book through March 24, 2019.*

Enjoy sun, fun and savings when you stay in the middle of the magic at Walt Disney World Resort!With this offer, you can save on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels:

  • Save up to 25% for stays most nights April 28 through May 27, 2019 when you book through May 27, 2019
  • Save up to 30% for stays most nights May 28 through September 30, 2019 when you book through March 24, 2019

With so many unique and exciting things for you to discover at all 4 theme parks in the new year, NOW—more than ever—is a terrific time to visit. When you add valid theme park admission to this room offer, you’ll be able to play big in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, soak up a variety of new, limited-time experiences at Magic Kingdom park and celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park!

Book through March 24, 2019 to take advantage of the greatest savings.

Resort CategoryResort Savings
 Select Disney Deluxe VillasSave up to 30%
 Select Disney Deluxe ResortsSave up to 30%
 Select Disney Moderate ResortsSave up to 25%
 Select Disney Value Resort HotelsSave up to 20%
 Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness ResortSave up to 20%

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Length of stay requirements may apply. See Important Details.

If this offer isn’t right for you, ask us about the Free Dining offer on select nights Jul 5 – Sep 30, 2019.

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Savor a FREE, Delicious Deal with Free Disney Dining in 2019 https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/blog/2019/01/02/savor-a-free-delicious-deal-with-free-disney-dining-in-2019/ https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/blog/2019/01/02/savor-a-free-delicious-deal-with-free-disney-dining-in-2019/#respond Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:29:10 +0000 https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/?p=35616 Satisfy your appetite for fun with an unforgettable stay in the middle of the magic! Enjoy a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day vacation package that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel and a ticket with a Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option.Book through February 10, 2019 […]

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Free Disney Dining 2019

Satisfy your appetite for fun with an unforgettable stay in the middle of the magic! Enjoy a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day vacation package that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel and a ticket with a Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option.Book through February 10, 2019 for arrivals most nights July 5 through September 30, 2019.

Explore Disney Resort hotels and the eligible Disney dining plan in the chart below. Ask about packages of shorter or longer lengths of stay.

Resort CategoryDining Plan
Select Disney Deluxe Villa Resort HotelsFREE Disney Dining Plan
Select Disney Deluxe Resort HotelsFREE Disney Dining Plan
Select Disney Moderate Resort HotelsFREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan
Select Disney Value Resort HotelsFREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Advance reservations are required. Theme park tickets valid for admission beginning on date of check-in and must be used within a limited number of days, depending on length of stay and ticket. Visit disneyworld.com/usage for more details. Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.

If Free Dining isn’t right for you, ask us about the Sun and Fun offer for up to 30% off Room Rates on select nights April 28-Sep 30th, 2019.

Call us at 877-918-8941 or Request a Price Online

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ICE! at Gaylord Palms will feature Warner Bros.’ classic holiday film “A Christmas Story” https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/blog/2018/07/18/ice-gaylord-palms-will-feature-warner-bros-classic-holiday-film-christmas-story/ https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/blog/2018/07/18/ice-gaylord-palms-will-feature-warner-bros-classic-holiday-film-christmas-story/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:28:40 +0000 http://www.destinationsinflorida.com/?p=33401 For the first time ever, beloved holiday film “A Christmas Story” will be recreated as a frozen, immersive attraction inside ICE!–the signature experience during Christmas at Gaylord Palms. During the holiday season, the Orlando-area resort welcomes guests to make memories amongst festive décor and a charming mix of Christmassy activities and shows, becoming “Everything Christmas in One Extraordinary […]

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For the first time ever, beloved holiday film “A Christmas Story” will be recreated as a frozen, immersive attraction inside ICE!–the signature experience during Christmas at Gaylord Palms. During the holiday season, the Orlando-area resort welcomes guests to make memories amongst festive décor and a charming mix of Christmassy activities and shows, becoming “Everything Christmas in One Extraordinary Place” for the 52-day event, Christmas at Gaylord Palms presented by Pepsi.

CINEMATIC HOLIDAY CLASSIC IN ICE!

“A Christmas Story” has been a staple of holiday movie lists for years, but now guests can experience this holiday favorite in a whole new way insideICE! presented by DEI. The hilarious family tale will come to life through hand-carved ice sculptures and displays, inviting guests to relive the film’s iconic scenes such as The Old Man’s Major Award, Aunt Clara’s pink nightmare and the ultimate triple dog dare at the school’s flagpole, and many more!

“We’re thrilled to see this Christmas classic brought to life inside ICE! for the first time ever,” said Johann Krieger, General Manager for Gaylord Palms Resort. “We know that ‘A Christmas Story’ has been a holiday tradition for so many people over the years, and we hope that guests can join us to make ICE! a part of their tradition as well.”

The ICE! attraction is crafted by artisans from Harbin, China, home of the world’s largest ice and snow sculpture festival, who travel more than 6,000 miles to hand-carve more than two million pounds of colorful ice, creating larger-than-life sculptures. This year, as guests explore the nine-degree attraction, they will discover more than a dozen fan-favorite scenes from “A Christmas Story,” along with the event’s two-story ice slides and the popular Frostbite Factory live ice carving showcase. The ICE! experience concludes with a separate area dedicated to a traditional Nativity created with crystal clear ice.
NEW EXPERIENCES

Award-winning buffet restaurant Villa de Flora will welcome special Christmastime friends during The Elf on the Shelf® Character Breakfast, where guests can join Santa’s Official Scout Elves for a fun and festive character breakfast. Kids and adults will enjoy a delicious buffet spread complete with classic breakfast favorites and live cooking stations, enjoying special visits from Santa’s Official Scout Elves as they dine.

Gaylord Palms’ St. Augustine atrium will be home to a brand-new, dazzling light show when Dreams of Christmas makes its debut. This multisensory experience will feature a new musical score accompanied with millions of dancing, choreographed lights all around the resort’s six-story Christmas tree during nightly shows.

HOLIDAY FAVORITES RETURN

“Holiday thrills” take on a whole new meaning during Cirque Dreams Unwrapped, a 25-minute, action-packed experience, featuring soaring acrobatics, theatricality and imagination that will have guests on the edge of their seats. Cirque Dreams Unwrapped features new acts and performers each year to bring to life a magical and timeless Christmas wonderland, all imagined by Broadway director and renowned Cirque Dreams founder Neil Goldberg.

Guests exploring the meandering paths inside the resort’s Everglades atrium will find the Christmas Tree Trail, a display of nine magnificent trees provided by Balsam HillTM.  Sparkle the Elf, Santa’s chief Christmas Tree Decorator, has personally prepared these for display at Gaylord Palms.  From snowmen and candy canes to reindeer and nutcrackers, each tree represents one of Sparkle’s favorite things about Christmas, with one even honoring the Florida-themed resort!

The immersive, interactive Reindeer Express Post Office returns this year, where everyone is invited to jot down their top Christmas wishes on a postcard before entering this special facility to launch their wishes off on a journey to Santa.

Festive Alpine Village will again be the central hub for holiday happenings. In addition to ICE!, the village is home to various attractions and shows,Photos with Santa, seasonal food and beverage options plus holiday retail locations, including a Build-A-Bear Workshop®, where imaginations soar.Guests choose from all kinds of furry friends to make and bring home, including the Gaylord Hotels-exclusive light-up Snowburst polar bear.

Gingerbread Decorating Corner returns, now located inside the brand-new Alpine Village Sweet Shop! Guests may select a gingerbread house or a themed cookie kit to enjoy a sticky and fun interactive experience, creating sweet souvenirs to take home. The Alpine Village Sweet Shop will offer additional candies and treats for purchase to decorate sugary masterpieces or to delight someone’s sweet tooth. The deliciously fun gingerbread pair, Cinnamon and Nutmeg, will also be available for toasty hugs and holiday photos.

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions brings the First Lady of the North Pole back to Gaylord Palms as she leads a half-hour interactive show. Guests enjoy classic holiday stories and a sing-a-long, plus a delicious finale as the holiday hostess presents everyone with warm cookies and a glass of cold milk.

Santa’s Snow Throw puts real snow in the hands of guests as they show off their pitching prowess by tossing snowballs at a variety of interactive targets created by Santa’s Elves. Bragging rights go to those with the best aim!

Snow Tubing sends guests zooming down an eight-lane tubing hill covered in real snow. This all-ages attraction offers both single and double tubes to accommodate children and parents.

The best way to experience all of Christmas at Gaylord Palms is with an overnight stay. One-night packages start at $250 plus tax, resort fee and parking. Packages include ICE! tickets for two (with option to add additional adults or children) plus a souvenir family photo. Overnight guests may also schedule a visit to ICE! during the daily hotel guest-exclusive Extra Cool Hour from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Make the holidays merrier and extend the package to stay for multiple nights! For additional information and to book packages or tickets, contact us at 877-918-8941 or https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/request-a-quote 

Christmas at Gaylord Palms is open daily from November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019 including holidays.

Gaylord Palms Resort offers a mix of entertainment year-round, creating a superior guest experience in one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Guests are welcomed into the resort’s 4.5-acre soaring glass atrium featuring winding waterways, lush gardens and animal habitats. Our extraordinary amenities include fine and casual dining, spa and shopping – all conveniently located within minutes of the Orlando area’s theme parks.

Contact Us for a Free, No-Obligation Quote Today!

877-918-8941 or Request a Price Quote Online

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Planning a Disney Cruise vacation can be overwhelming to navigate.  But it doesn’t have to be. With five Disney cruises under my belt I want to share tips and tricks to help make it a little less overwhelming. Fortunately, setting sail on a Disney Cruise is a far less complicated experience than visiting one of the theme parks.

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These six tips should set you on the right course!

Disney Cruise Vacation Tips

1. Choose The Perfect Stateroom

Frequent cruisers are particular about staterooms, and for good reason: not all of the rooms are the same. Choosing a stateroom seems pretty easy, since there’s inside, ocean-view, and verandah. On a Disney Cruise there are actually several secret verandah and porthole staterooms, as well as mini-suites and over sized rooms, and often these are priced lower. Disney will sell out of the most popular staterooms up to a year in advance, so if you are eyeing up a particular one book it as soon as possible.

While a verandah is nicer for long cruises, an ocean-view room will save you money on a three or four night cruise.  The only time I suggest a verandah no matter the length of cruise is for Alaska voyages, this is premium whale watching territory.

The staterooms on Disney are made for families, and generally larger than standard cruise lines. Some cabins will even sleep a family of five!

Tip: You can decorate your stateroom doors, this helps you find it easily.

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2. Use The Personal Navigator

You’re provided a Personal Navigator each day with the schedule of events on it. I like carrying this in my day bag, but I also recommend downloading the Personal Navigator App to use on board. This will be your guide to everything happening on the ship, from dining, to shows and special events.

It will be in your stateroom the night before with turn down service.

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3. Choose a Late Dinner

This is always our choice when we cruise with Disney. If you are traveling with older kids or adults, choose the later dinner seating (8:15) and earlier showtime (6:30.) I can assure you that both your dinner and your show will be less crowded with fewer small children. Another great perk of  late dinner seating? The Oceaneer Club counselors come in at 9 p.m. to take any restless children over the age of 3 back to the kids’ clubs so the adults can finish the rest of their meal in peace or attend an adult only show after dinner.

I cannot tell you how many times my youngest has eaten her meal as fast as she can and eagerly awaited the kids club pick up.

4. Stay On The Ship

Just because you are in port doesn’t mean you have to disembark. There is so much to see and do on a Disney Cruise the only way to enjoy it all is to stay on the boat! Port days mean less crowded public spaces on-board. This will also save you some money, as excursions can be quite costly.

We have been able to get some really great photos of the ship while in port, because the crowds are so minimal during the day.

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5. Enjoy FREE Room Service & A Movie

This may be my kids favorite part of the cruise. At the end of a long day they go back to our stateroom and order cookies and milk, or other tasty treats off the room service menu. Then they get comfy and find a classic Disney movie on the TV. Disney movies are on 24/7 in your stateroom and you can find classics such as Fox and The Hound or Cinderella playing each night.

6. Tipping and Your Key To The World

When you embark on your cruise at the terminal you are given a  “Key to the World” card that serves as your wallet and ID while on-board. You can swipe it just like a credit card to buy items such as adult beverages or popcorn before the nightly featured film. Be careful as those expenses add up fast! You can go to guest services and see your bill during your cruise and apply cash or Disney gift cards if you so choose. They will charge the card on file at midnight on the last night of cruise, so be prepared.

Tips are also handled a bit differently at the end of your cruise. If you prepaid tips, you will get four envelopes as well as four vouchers containing each of your service staff’s name and amount of tip they will be receiving from you. At this point you can add extra cash tips if they went above and beyond. I will assure you that on a Disney cruise they will absolutely go above and beyond, so take the extra cash.

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I hope these little tips help you to navigate your first Disney Cruise. If you are ready to book your cruise contact me, and I will be your personal cruise concierge. Please reach out via email for a free quote at jenniferg@destinationsinflorida.com. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Despicable Me Character Breakfast at Universal Orlando Resort https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/blog/2018/01/08/despicable-me-character-breakfast/ https://www.destinationsinflorida.com/blog/2018/01/08/despicable-me-character-breakfast/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 21:27:32 +0000 http://www.destinationsinflorida.com/?p=32079 New Despicable Me Character Meal at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort What could be better than waking up, putting on your flip-flops, and digging into a delicious breakfast? Meeting with some of your favorite Despicable Me characters, that’s what. Starting January 13, 2018, every Saturday morning at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, you can head to the […]

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New Despicable Me Character Meal at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Despicable Me Character Breakfast

What could be better than waking up, putting on your flip-flops, and digging into a delicious breakfast? Meeting with some of your favorite Despicable Me characters, that’s what. Starting January 13, 2018, every Saturday morning at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, you can head to the Cayman Court to fill up on a buffet of morning favorites including pancakes, bacon, fluffy scrambled eggs and more.

Take in the tropical surroundings and get ready to meet some of your favorite Despicable Me characters including Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes and the Minions. You’ll get one free digital download photo when they stop by to wave hello and pose for pictures. Theme park admission and/or hotel reservations are not required, but dining reservations are required 24 hours in advance

LOCATION

Cayman Court

DAY AND TIME

Saturday: 9:00 am–11:30 am

 ADULT PRICE (AGES 10+): $34 .99+TAX

 CHILD PRICE (AGES 3-9)” $20 .99+TAX

Make A Reservation

Call (407) 503-DINE (3463) or reserve online.

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