|The Disney Scoop, Issue #029– Disney Discounts, News, Tips, and more….
April 01, 2010
|Hello Everyone!Well, well, well, it has been a busy month in the Disney news and announcements arena. Seems like all of the news this month has to do with Special Events going on at Disney World. It all sounds like fun!
However, there is one teeny tiny bit of non-Disney news I’d like to share (if you haven’t already heard). The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal is scheduled to open on June 18th!! Wow this looks so amazing!
I wish you all a Happy Easter and hope the Bunny treats you good!! Save some M&M’s for me…
Before I go any further, I’d like to take this time to send out a reminder to those traveling to Disney World in September. Your 180 day window is now open. For those going in October 2010, your 180 day point is quickly approaching! Get ready to make all of your dining reservations and set your alarm for 7:00 am eastern time on your reservation day! Or you can use the online system at http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/. For those going before then, hopefully you have already made all of your desired reservations.
Once again, I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to all those who made a donation to the website this month, especially Michael and family from Maryland. If you have found our website to be helpful in planning your trip, please consider making a contribution. Remember, your donations help defray the costs associated with creating and maintaining the site. Thanks again.
Lastly, if you haven’t already, I suggest that you check out the Disney vacation planning spreadsheet. It is a simple spreadsheet that makes planning out your Disney days super easy! Read more about the spreadsheet.
In this month’s Disney Scoop
As always, if you have any feedback or questions, please send me a note.
Flower and Garden Festival
The 2010 International Flower and Garden Festival at Disney World’s Epcot will take place from March 3rd to May 16th.
Wishes Dessert Party has started again
As of March 28th, 2010, the Wishes Dessert Party is again being offered.
Star Wars Weekends Celebrity Guests announced
The 2010 Star Wars Weekends are as follows:
The Celebrity guest stars have also been announced. Read more about the Star Wars Weekends
2010 Food and Wine Festival Dates announced
The 2010 International Food and Wine Festival at Disney World’s Epcot will take place from October 1st to November 14th.
Sounds Like Summer Concert Series Schedule
The 2010 Sounds Like Summer Concert Series at Disney World’s Epcot will take place from June 12th to July 31st.
Quick Service Dining Coupon Deal
Now through April 17th, 2010, when you dine at a quick service location you will receive a coupon for 20% off at participating Walt Disney World merchandise locations.
There is a little catch though. You must purchase your merchandise between 9:00 am and 12 pm in order to receive the discount.
Here are the participating locations:
Kids Eat and Play Free!
Valid for stays most nights 03/14/10 – 8/14/10.
Purchase a 4-night/5-day Magic Your Way package with the Quick Service Dining Plan and kids ages 3-9 will receive 5 day park tickets and the Quick Service plan for free!