Disney World Free Dining

Disney World Free Dining

Disney World Free Dining for 2015 has finally become a reality! This is the most popular special that Disney offers. As such it is important to get your reservation made early. When they say the number of rooms are limited they mean it! When enough rooms are filled at a resort they will close that offer for that resort.

Getting dining reservations during the Disney World Free Dining Offer is even harder than normal! And it is never easy! Just another reason to let me help you get started today!

So When Is Disney World Free Dining Available?

Free dining is available when you check in during the following dates:   Aug. 28 – Oct. 2, Oct. 25-31, Nov. 8-19, Dec. 15-21, 2015.

To qualify for the Disney World Free Dining you must stay at least six nights and seven days. Your package must include tickets. Your tickets must include either the Park Hopper or the Water Park and More Option.

Which Resorts Are Excluded?

The latest information is that only Offer excludes The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard View Rooms, campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort and Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort (for select dates).

Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.

Ready to get started?

So if you are ready to book your vacation let me help you out. My service will not cost you anything and I will be your personal concierge from planning your trip to making sure you have a magical time while you are there. To qualify for this package your trip must be book by July 10, 2015.


Disney World Free Dining

Free Disney VIP Getaway

Free Disney VIP Getaway

Are you one of those people who has your next Disney vacation all planned out but then you look at the bank statement and say not this year? Grumpy knows that feeling but here is some good news! Coca-Cola is offering a free Disney VIP Getaway!

The Free Disney VIP Getaway is described like this:

Discover the enchantment of all fourWalt Disney World® Theme Parks on a 4-day VIP Disney spring getaway from Coca-Cola! Warm up your spring with some Disney magic and enter for your chance to win by completing the entry below.

Not exactly sure what makes that a VIP experience but if Grumpy wins that is VIP enough! Click here to enter and if you win you can let the rest of us knows how it feels to be a VIP! Expires April 30, 2015 so better hurry!

Not ready to trust your luck to get you to Disney? Grumpy can help. As part of Magical Vacations By Me (An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner) Grumpy can make book your next trip, make your dining reservations and help with Fastpasses so you can forget the hassle and focus on the fun! Click here to get started.

Free VIP Disney Getaway

New Star Wars Trailer

New Star Wars Trailer

Disney just released a New Star Wars Trailer! While some Disney purists might insist that the Star Wars universe is not part of the Disney universe Bob Iger would disagree. Four billion dollars does give you a sense of some ownership!

Iger has also teased those of us who are both Disney and Star Wars fans with hints about an expanded Star Wars presence in the Disney Parks. Hopefully we will learn something more concrete at this years D23 Celebration. Continue reading New Star Wars Trailer

Be Our Guest Testing Breakfast

Be Our Guest Testing Breakfast

For a while there have been rumors but now it is official. Starting March 20 Be Our Guest at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom will be testing breakfast. In fact the reservation system is already accepting requests for what is sure to be a popular breakfast option. The test will last until June 18th. Continue reading Be Our Guest Testing Breakfast

Soarin and Toy Story To Get Expansions

Soarin and Toy Story To Get Expansions

Disney just announced that both Soarin and Toy Story Midway Mania are being expanded. Soarin’ is one of the top attractions at Epcot. Toy Story Midway Mania is not only the most popular attraction at Hollywood Studios it is one of the most popular in all of Walt Disney World.Soarin and Toy Story To Get Expansions

Soarin’ will be getting another theater as well as some updates to its screen and projection systems. It has long been rumored that Soarin’ was being converted to a digital format. It has also been rumored that a new movie, perhaps one made just for Walt Disney World, would be introduced. Only time will tell if either or both of these rumors are true.

Rumors of an expansion for Toy Story Mania first became popular when the Studio Backlot Tour was closed. There was a lot of speculation that the show building for the Studio Backlot Tour would be converted to a third track for Toy Story. While Grumpy cannot confirm that the Studio Backlot Tour Building is where the expansion will be it has been confirmed that there will be adding more track to Toy Story. This should be a third track that will increase capacity by 1/3.

This expansion of capacity, even more than the one for Soarin’, should prove a huge help to crowd flow at Hollywood Studios. Toy Story Midway Mania is, in truth, the only ride at the Studios that is friendly to younger children. It was so popular that before Fastpass + was introduced the paper Fastpasses were over gone by 10 am. With the new Fastpass + system they are still among the hardest to get anywhere in Walt Disney World.

The bad news is that the expected completion date for the two expansions is not until late 2016. Till then it will be hard to get Fastpasses and long standy-by lines.

You can read the official release here.

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Lunch Reservations For Be Our Guest

Did Grumpy really just say making lunch reservations for Be Our Guest? Why yes he did!

Be Our Guest was part of the New Fantasyland expansion. The building is a recreation of Beast’s castle from Disney’s 1991 animated movie Beauty And The Beast. Continue reading Lunch Reservations For Be Our Guest

Disney World Is Not For You

Disney World Is Not For You?

Strange title for a blog dedicated to Disney huh? Those of you who either follow this blog or Walt Disney World by Grumpymickey on FB you are wondering if Grumpy has lost his mind. Well thanks for worrying about me but the truth is the mind is just as good as it ever was, which may not be saying much. Continue reading Disney World Is Not For You

Star Wars Weekend 2015

Every years legions of fans (and some Stormtroopers) make the jump into hyper space and land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Weekends. Star Wars Weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) start on May 15th and wrap up on June 14th.

Special Character Meet and Greets

What would Walt Disney World be without a chance to meet your favorite character? Mickey, Minnie and friends will be dressed as their favorite Star Wars character, of course. But there will also be chances to meet characters from the franchise. Expect to see Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Jawas and many more. Continue reading Star Wars Weekend 2015

Disney Star Wars Cruise

Disney Star Wars Cruise

Disney Cruise Line recently announced something that has created a huge disturbance in the Force, at least for fans of Star Wars and cruises. Unofficially it is being called the Disney Star Wars Cruise by most. Officially Disney is calling it Star Wars Day at Sea.

Before you get the wrong idea remember the official name is Star Wars Day at Sea. Unfortunately (for geeks like Grumpy who cannot get enough Star Wars) the Star Wars theme will be for one day only. The other days of the cruise will just be a typical Disney cruise, which is still a great experience!

The Star Wars Day at Sea (Or Disney Star Wars Cruise if you prefer) starts in January of 2016 and is filling up fast! Let Grumpy help you get your spot before they are all gone. Click here for a free, no obligation quote.

Disney Star Wars Cruise Star Wars Day at Sea

Below is the official Disney description of this epic cruise.

In early 2016, Disney Cruise Line guests can celebrate the legendary adventures and iconic characters of the Star Wars saga during a brand-new event of galactic proportions: Stars Wars Day at Sea. Marking the first official appearance of the heroes and villains of Star Wars aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship, Star Wars Day at Sea combines the power of the Force and the magic of Disney—for a day of fun more powerful than you could possibly imagine.

Star Wars Day at Sea will transport guests to a “galaxy” far, far away—in the Western Caribbean. The event features a full day of Star Wars celebrations, including:

  • Deck party celebration
  • Meet-and-greets with favorite Star Wars Characters
  • Star Wars-themed activities for younglings of all ages
  • Out-of-this-world food and beverage offerings
  • Exclusive merchandise
  • And more

With the only at-sea screenings of Episode VII, this event will thrill Padawans (Jedi in training) and Jedi Masters in every family. It is … your destiny.


Star Wars Day at Sea will be available only aboard the Disney Fantasy on select Western Caribbean sailings, January through April in 2016. Star WarsDay at Sea will take place during cruises departing on the following dates:

  • January 9
  • January 23
  • February 6
  • February 20
  • March 5
  • March 19
  • April 2
  • April 16

The Star Wars Day at Sea is a one-day extravaganza during your cruise. For the rest of your voyage, you’ll enjoy the jam-packed itinerary of excitement and adventure you can only get from a Disney Cruise Line sailing. From Broadway-style shows and innovative dining, to a fun-filled visit to the private island paradise of Castaway Cay!

Entertainment and events are subject to change without notice. Merchandise offerings available while supplies last.

Ready to book your cruise before all the cabins fill up? Or looking fora  different Disney vacation? Let me help you find the one that is perfect for you. Just fill out the short form below.

Who Is Ready For A Disney Vacation?

Disney Vacation Anyone?

We all are all ready for a Disney vacation right? In fact, a permanent vacation to the wonderful world of Walt Disney would be even better. Who is in?

Well Grumpy has some good news and some bad news. First the bad, a permanent vacation is probably not going to happen but keep wishing on those stars you never know! I would not recommend kissing any frogs though.

And now the good news! Grumpy can now help you take the hassle out your vacation planning. That’s right Grumpy can do the work for you as your own personal travel specialist. I have joined the Magical Vacations By Me team!

Disney Vacation

From finding the right room for you at the best price, to getting up early in the morning to get those hard to get ADRs (Advanced Dining Reservations) and customizing your Magic Bands. Grumpy can help you do it all!

But why not book directly with Disney you say? Well you could do that and once you have booked your trip you are on your own. But what if a better price comes along later is Disney going to call you and let you know? Doubtful. But Grumpy will be on the case and get you the best rate possible!

But how much does that cost you ask? Well the price is something you can afford because it is free! You never pay Grumpy a penny!

With all the options available, planning a Disney vacation can make anyone into grumpy. Get expert help and let me get you started on your way!

As an added bonus, book before March 31st and Grumpy will include a $25 Disney gift card for all vacation packages that are at least four nights long and include park tickets for length of stay. *

 Not going to Disney but know someone who is? Send them this way and if they book before March 31st you can get a $25 gift card too! To qualify as a referral you cannot be staying in the same room.*

Click here to get started!

And keep your eyes open, Grumpy will be doing a special giveaway to celebrate this new adventure very shortly. Keep an eye on this page and Walt Disney World by Grumpy Mickey.

* Any applicable gift cards will be sent after final payment is made. Both bonus gift card and referral gift card programs subject to change without notice.

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