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Special Disney Vacation Offer

Disney recently released special offers for late 2014 and early 2015. Grumpy is pleased to announce that his official travel partner, Magical Vacations By Me, has added a little sweetener to the deal.

There are two offers. To qualify for either you must book your vacation package by December 29th, 2014. To add a little extra magic  the great people at Magical Vacations By Me will send you a free $25 Disney gift card for any package that includes at least a four night stay. To receive the free gift card books must be made by December 31st, 2014.

The two offers are the Stay, Play and Dine plan and the room discount. Details below.

Stay, Play And Dine

Stay, Play and Dine is not the same thing as free dining. Instead guests receive a discount on their resort reservation, theme park tickets and dining plan. All three must be purchased to qualify for the discount. Offer valid on dates between December 14th-20th and again between January 4th to March 7th.

Room Discount

The second offer is a straight room discount. The discount is up to 30% for Deluxe resorts. Moderate and Value resorts are up to 25% and 20% respectively. This offer valid on trips from January 5th to March 28th.

Exclusions

As with many Walt Disney World Discount offers there are some resorts and rooms that are excluded. They include the Little Mermaid rooms at the Art of Animation, Grand Floridian Villas, Bay Lake Tower, and the Polynesian Villas. Campsites are also excluded.

If you want to take advantage of one these offers you better hurry. There are only a certain amount of rooms assigned to each discount and once they are gone they gone.

 

Disney Releases New Discount For Late 2014 early 2015

Disney Releases New Discount for late 2014 early 2015

There are two offers. To qualify for either rooms must be booked by December 29th, 2014. As an added bonus if you book your trip with Magical Vacations By Me and it’s at least four nights you qualify for a free $25 gift card. Click here to get started.

Stay, Play And Dine

Stay, Play and Dine is not the same things as free dining. Instead guests receive a discount on their resort reservation, theme park tickets and dining plan. All three must be purchased to qualify for the discount. Offer valid on dates between December 14th-20th and again between January 4th to March 7th.

Room Discount

The second offer is a straight room discount. The discount is up to 30% for Deluxe resorts. Moderate and Value resorts are up to 25% and 20% respectively. This offer valid on trips from January 5th to March 28th.

Exclusions

As with many Walt Disney World Discount offers there are some resorts and rooms that are excluded. They include the Little Mermaid rooms at the Art of Animation, Grand Floridian Villas, Bay Lake Tower, Polynesian Villas and campsites are excluded.

If you want to take advantage of one these offers you better hurry. There are only a certain amount of rooms assigned to each discount and once they are gone they gone.

 

Congratulations To The Winner of Grumpy’s $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Well there is good news and bad news. The good news is that Amanda M. should have received an email letting her know she is the winner of the $50 gift card.

The bad news is that if you are not Amanda M. you didn’t win

Grumpy wishes he could give you each a $50 gift card but it’s just not possible. Have no fear though! Grumpy already has a new contest running! Click the picture to enter!

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There is also a new page on the site dedicated to Disney giveaways sponsored by other pages. Check it out here.

Finally Grumpy wants to let you know how much he appreciates you stopping by. Grumpy loves hearing from you. Keep commenting, asking and questions. In short make yourself at home here and have a magical day!

Disney Cast Members Make The Difference

Disney Cast Members Make The Difference

Every company strives to have great customer service. Few seem to achieve it. Disney is one of the companies that does. Anyone who has been to Walt Disney World can tell you honestly that Disney cast members make the difference. There level of customer service not only meets but exceeds what a reasonable person could expect.

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Epcot Is Making Big Cuts To Entertainment

Epcot Is Making Big Cuts To Entertainment

Disney announced today that Epcot is making big cuts to entertainment. Four popular acts are on their way out. Those acts are Mo’Rockin’, Off Kilter, Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps and World Showcase Players.

Epcot Is Making Big Cuts To Entertainment

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Lucky The Disney Dinosaur

Lucky The Disney Dinosaur

You are probably wondering who Lucky The Disney Dinosaur is. Is he some new plush you can buy at World of Disney? Is he a mascot for Dinoland USA? Is it a character from Dinosaur the movie?

No.  Lucky the Disney Dinosaur is the first free-roving audio-animatronic  ever created by Disney. He is very life like. He actually walks on his own and pulls a flower cart behind him. He blinks. He moves his head from side to side. He responds to guests. While he obviously isn’t real he is real enough that guests who saw him wondered if they were at a Disney park or Jurassic Park.

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Flying Dragon Invades New Fantasyland

Flying Dragon Invades New Fantasyland?

You heard about it hear first! Or maybe last who knows. But you did hear about it here!

That’s right a flying dragon actually invades New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. It flew right over the Magic Kingdom. It even breathes fire. If you don’t believe Grumpy check out the video at the end of this article.

Flying Dragon Invades New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World

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Blue Name Tags At Disney World

You can learn a lot from a Disney cast member name tag.  Of course it has the person’s name on it. It will also have their hometown/country or college (for Disney College Program participants.) It might also indicate if they speak a language other than English or if they know sign language. You can also learn a lot from the color of the name tag. We are all used to the white ones but what are the blue name tags at Disney World? Continue reading Blue Name Tags At Disney World

Disney Avatarland Hit or Miss

Disney Avatarland Hit or Miss

On September 17, 2011 Disney announced that a deal had been reached with James Cameron, Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox to bring an Avatar themed land to Walt Disney World. The immediate reaction from fans was mixed at best. Few loved the idea. Many hated it. Some adopted a wait and see attitude. What do you think? Will Avatarland be a hit or miss? Continue reading Disney Avatarland Hit or Miss

Paper Fastpasses Returning?

Paper Fastpasses Returning?

Disney knows the worst part of visiting a theme park is waiting in line for rides. Guests waiting in line for hours for a two to three minute ride are not happy (or spending money on food and souvenirs.) So Disney introduced the Fastpass system in 1999 to get people out of line (and back to spending money?) In 2014 Disney eliminated the paper Fastpasses (seen below) and replaced them with a RFID system. But are the old paper Fastpasses returning?

Paper Fastpasses Returning
The old paper Fastpass at Walt Disney World
History of Fastpasses

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