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    4 New Perks for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders and DVC Members

    Walt Disney World has made some controversial decisions in regards to its annual passholder program in recent years, including massive price hikes and the elimination of popular benefits like free parking at resorts

    However, over the past few weeks Disney has not only announced a number of new perks for annual passholders, but also for DVC Members as well that are rolling out this month. 

    1. DVC Members can now book special Epcot Festival of the Arts Dessert Party

    Disney Vacation Club members can now book a special Disney on Broadway Dessert Party at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts on February 25th. Event attendees will enjoy guaranteed seating at one of the evening’s Disney on Broadway concerts and an 8:30-9:30 PM fireworks dessert party before getting the chance to meet Disney on Broadway stars during cocktail hour from 9:30-10:30 PM in the DVC Member Lounge.

    Performers will include Ashley Brown (Broadway’s original Mary Poppins), Josh Strickland (Broadway’s original Tarzan), Alton Fitzgerald White (Broadway’s record-breaking Lion King, with 4,308 performances as Mufasa) and Kissy Simmons (Nala in “The Lion King.”)

    The cost to book this experience is $77 for adults and $52 for children. DVC Members will need to call Member Services beginning today for details and reservations.

    2. New Magic Kingdom fireworks dining package now available for DVC Members

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    A new dining package has been announced for DVC members that includes dinner at The Wave…of American Flavors followed by reserved fireworks viewing at the nearby Top of the World Lounge. The experience costs $59 per person, and starts approximately 90 minutes before the nightly Magic Kingdom fireworks display. A prix-fixe dinner, beverages and desserts during the fireworks show are all included with this new dining experience. 

    The package is available nightly beginning Monday, January 14 and currently running all the way  through Sunday, June 30, 2019. (except for Valentine’s Day, Easter Weekend and Mother’s Day Weekend.) There is a limit of six participants per party, including the Disney Vacation Club member and five guests. DVC Members will need to call Member Services beginning today for details and reservations.

    3. Annual passholders to have exclusive shopping experience at Magic Kingdom this week  

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    In addition to the new DVC experiences, Walt Disney World Annual Passholders will be getting their own special new perks and experiences this month as well, including a special event that will be held this week that will give annual passholders access to purchase new “Potion Purple” merchandise at Mickey’s Star Traders and Merchant of Venus at the Magic Kingdom Park on Thursday, January 10 from 5-7 p.m. Event attendees can also purchase the newest purple food & beverage offerings at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies.

    4. Annual Passholders to get table service dining discount this month only

    Whispering Canyon Cafe

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    In a final new perk available for passholders, from now through January 31st, Walt Disney World Annual Passholders will receive a limited-time 20% discount at the several table service restaurants across Walt Disney World Resort for lunch and dinner. After this month, the discount will roll back to the current 10% discount enjoyed by annual passholders at most table service restaurants. Here are all the locations where this temporary discount can be used: 

    • Biergarten Restaurant at Epcot
    • Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot
    • The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studio
    • Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen at Magic Kingdom Park
    • Tiffins Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park
    • Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
    • Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside (Dinner Only)
    • Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Dinner Only)
    • Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
    • Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort (Dinner Only)
    • Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort (8:30 p.m. show only)
    • Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort (Dinner Only)
    • Sebastian’s Bistro at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort (Dinner Only)
    • The Wave… of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    • Whispering Canyon Café at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort