As 2016 enters its final days and Walt Disney World looks to the year ahead, the resort has announced a slew of new deals that are now available for guests planning to visit the resort 2017 to take advantage of. Unsurprisingly, most of these deals involve deep discounts on hotel stays around the resort when guests book specific rooms with a Magic Your Way ticket package. If you are thinking about going to Walt Disney World in the near future (and especially if you are planning to stay on-property), here are some easy ways you can save some money right now that you should definitely know about before booking your next trip to the resort.
1. Fun & Sun deal gives guests deep hotel room discounts during the first half of the year
The most expansive deal that Walt Disney World is offering this year is the vaguely-titled Fun and Sun offer, which covers most of the year and offers some deep discounts for almost all on-property stays (which include Magic Your Way tickets) during the first half of the year.
Specifically, this new offer allows guests to save up to 25% on rooms at the majority of Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights this spring from February 20-June 10, 2017. In addition, guests can also get an additional day added to their ticket when they upgrade to a Magic Your Way room and ticket package with a minimum 4-day ticket.
This offer is valid at all Value, Moderate and Deluxe resorts except for the Fort Wilderness campsites, any 3-bedroom villas, Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows or Disney’s Art of Animation Resort-The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms. Guests wanting to take advantage of this new offer will need to book by the following dates:
- Book by February 26, 2017 for stays most nights February 20-June 10, 2017
- Book by March 30, 2017 for stays most nights April 9-June 10, 2017
2. Free quick service meal deal announced for summer guests staying at a Value resort
Though some have criticized Disney in the past for not offering enough special deals for guests who enjoy the Value-level hotels at Walt Disney World, Disney has announced a new deal that actually applies only to guests who are staying at budget-tier locations. Guests who book a stay at the Pop Century Resort, Art of Animation, or All-Stars Resort this summer are now able to take advantage of a new free dining offer that includes a single free quick service meal per guest, per day, of the stay.
Of course, as you might expect, there are a few stipulations for this free dining deal. Guests must book a non-discounted 5-night/6-day room and ticket package (at minimum) to be eligible for this deal, and booking must be complete before February 12, 2017 (so you only have about six weeks from now to decide). In addition, this deal is only valid for travel dates this summer, between May 30th and August 24th. However, as long as your dates are right and you remember to book early, the actual deal itself is pretty flexible, as guests can use their free quick service dining entitlements at any quick service establishment at either a Walt Disney World hotel or inside the theme parks, and can choose from breakfast, lunch or dinner for their free meal of the day.