|The Disney Scoop, Issue #008– Disney Discounts, Holiday Info, and Disney World in 3D…
July 01, 2008
|Hello Everyone!Well it’s been a very planning-filled month for my family and our upcoming Disney trip! I managed to get all of our desired Dining Reservations as well as a seating for the Candlelight Processional. In case any of you are skeptical of the advice to make your ADRs right at the 180 point, just know that I was lucky to snag one of only two tables left for our Hoop Dee Doo show (now we do have a party of six and I’m pretty sure there were some smaller tables left – but still…).
Anyway, hopefully all of you traveling to Disney World in December, have successfully made your dining reservations and a Candlelight Processional Dinner Package if desired.
Here’s a heads up for anyone going in January 2009, your 180 day window will open soon! Get ready to make all of your dining reservations. Make sure to set your alarm and start dialing at 7 am eastern time on your reservation day! If you need help figuring out your 180 day point, check out the countdown calculator.
If you are going before then, hopefully you have already made all of your desired reservations, especially if you will be there during the more popular times this year.
Lastly, here is a quick monthly update on the planning spreadsheet files. Since posting the files in a new location on an external web host, they have now been downloaded 1500 times!
As usual, Disney offers a Candlelight Processional Dinner Package that guarantees you a reservation at an Epcot restaurant and reserved seating at one of the three daily shows. The packages are now available for booking (started on June 23rd, 2008).
2008 Osborne Family Lights Dates Announced
The lights truly are spectacular and well worth a trip over to the Studios! You will be treated to hot chocolate, falling snow and millions of lights that sparkle and dance along to the Holiday music.
2008 Holiday Dining Surcharge
During Holiday seasons, Disney raises the prices at many of the fixed price restaurants. You can expect to pay about $4.00 more per person for ages 10 and up, and $2.00 more per person for ages 3 to 9.
The price increases really only matter if you are paying out of pocket for your meal – the Disney Dining Plan price remains the same during these periods.
Of course, your tip calculation will be based on the higher prices whether you are on the Dining Plan or not – so be prepared.
The dates may surprise you – they are not just during the Holidays!!
To find out which dates and restaurants are affected by these surcharges, read the full Disney Holiday Dining article.
Google Earth and Disney in 3D!
So how did they create this 3D world? Well, eight photographers spent ten days….
Disney World Room Only Discount
MYW Disney World Package Discount
A Vacation Countdown Chain is a great way to get the whole family excited about your upcoming trip. The countdown chain offered here is customizable, totally reusable and easy to update and change for any kind of countdown.