Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Travel Thursday: Latest Updates from Walt Disney World and Disney Cruises

This week's Travel Thursday focuses on the latest updates from Disney World and Disney Cruises

  • 2017 Packages will be available for booking June 21, 2016.
  • New Dining Package at Tony's Town Square Restaurant in Magic Kingdom
  • New Evening Safari Experience at Animal Kingdom
  • Advanced Reservations are now available at Jungle Skipper Canteen

2017 Packages will be available for booking June 21, 2016
The wait is over! The 2017 packages will be available for booking June 21st. Those of you on my waiting list have already gotten an email. If you'd like to one of the first to book your 2017 Disney vacation package, email me.

New Dining Package at Tony's Town Square Restaurant
Combine a three course lunch with access to a reserved viewing area of the Main Street Electrical Parade.  The cost is $45 for adults, $17 for children plus tax and gratuity. It is one table-service entitlement on the Disney Dining Plan.

New Evening Safari Experience at Animal Kingdom

Elephant in the Harambe Wildlife Reserve

Board a private safari vehicle to explore the Harambe Wildlife Reserve. And, while enjoying the exclusive views, you can indulge in a sampling of Africa-inspired tapas, paired with an all-inclusive selection of regional beers and wines. The package also includes professional photographs of this unique experience.

The cost is $169 per Guest (tax not included). Valid Theme Park admission is required, and each participant must be at least 8 years old. Each experience is limited to a maximum of 12 Guests. Inclement weather conditions and other factors may affect schedules, and offerings are subject to change without notice.

Advanced Reservations are now available at Jungle Skipper Canteen
Jungle Skipper Canteen has switched from same day reservations to advanced reservations. You can grab your seat at this Asian and African inspired eatery up to 180 days in advance.

Steak Salad at Jungle Skipper Canteen

Disney Cruise Updates
  • Starting June 7th, you will be able to pre-book two Character Meet and Greet opportunities on Disney cruises.
  • New Updates to the Disney Wonder
  • New promotional rates on select sailings
You can pre-book Character Meet and Greet opportunities.
Beginning on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, you will have the ability to pre-book two Meet & Greet opportunities with Disney Characters through the My Disney Cruise section of Guests sailings on cruises of 7-nights or longer that feature at least two sea days will also have the opportunity to pre-book a special Character Breakfast online.

If you are interested in pre-reserving tickets for the Princess Gathering, Frozen Meet & Greet or a Disney Character Breakfast (if applicable) during their cruise, encourage them to visit the My Disney Cruise section of on or after Tuesday, June 7, 2016 to pre-book these experiences.

New Updates to the Disney Wonder
The Marvel Super Hero Academy will be added to Disney's Oceaneer Club. An exclusive Tiana's Place restaurant will bring southern-style cuisine to the Wonder. Plus After Hours, a new adult district, will feature an all-new night club and a brand new English pub.

After the Disney Wonder undergoes dry dock Sept. 9-Oct. 23, 2016, in Cadiz, Spain, the wave of new enhancements debut on sailings starting Nov. 10, from Galveston, Texas.

The Disney Wonder will continue to sail from Galveston to the Bahamas and Caribbean, until the ship sails to San Juan, Puerto Rico on Jan. 20, 2017. On Jan. 26, 2017, a three-night cruise aboard the Disney Wonder takes guests from San Juan to Port Canaveral, Fla., where the ship will homeport for the spring.

New Promotional Rates on Select Sailings including 7 night Caribbean Sailings and shorter Bahamian sailings.

To give you an idea:
7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise (Port Canaveral, Florida)
from $1,750* per person Based on double occupancy
Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses of approximately $122  per person not included
For 10/29/2016 sailing aboard Disney Fantasy
Category 5A Deluxe Ocean view Stateroom with Veranda

Want to learn more about taking a Disney cruise? Check out this online brochure.

*Rates in U.S. dollars and valid through June 30, 2016. Offer is subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply. All amounts subject to change. Gratuities and excursions are not included. See Disney Cruise Line website for applicable Terms and Conditions.

If you are ready to play your Disney vacation or Disney cruise, email me or schedule a time to chat.

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