Though the cost of a Walt Disney World vacation is perpetually on the rise, with new fees added this year for hotel parking and advance FastPass+ reservations, it looks like guests may be getting a bit of a break soon as Disney has announced some special limited time deals for those looking to save a little bit on an upcoming visit.
If you are thinking about going to a Disney park 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!
1. Free Dining Plan packages now available for select dates in 2018
After weeks of speculation, Disney has finally released details about the 2018 version of its free Disney Dining Plan promotion, which will once again include free Disney Dining plans with select, undiscounted Magic Your Way packages. As has been the case since last year, guests who book a Value or Moderate resort, will receive the Quick Service Dining Plan, and guests who book a Deluxe or Deluxe Villa resort, will receive the standard Dining Plan. Guests wishing to upgrade to a higher-priced dining plan may do so by paying the difference in price.
This popular deal can be booked now through July 7, 2018 and requires a minimum of 4 nights stay and 4-day tickets with Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus. This deal is valid for the following late summer & winter arrival dates:
- August 8- 20, 2018 (Disney Visa Cardmembers only)
- August 20 – 29, 2018
- November 24 – 27, 2018
- December 7 – 23, 2018
2. Enchanted Escape room discount now available
Walt Disney World has also announced a new hotel-focused deal that will allow guests to get a discount of up to 25% off of a room only or the room portion of packages at select on-property hotels for stays between August 2 and October 7, with no minimum stay restrictions. Additionally, guests do not need to purchase theme park tickets to take advantage of this deal, which makes it a great choice for annual passholders. Here’s the discount breakdown:
- Up to 25% off most Deluxe and Deluxe Villa resort rooms
- Up to 25% off most Moderate resort rooms
- Up to 20% off most Value resort rooms and Campsites
As with the free dining deal, this offer excludes Villas at Grand Floridian, Bay Lake Tower, Bungalows at Polynesian Bungalows & Villas, The Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation Resort, campsites, and 3-bedroom villas. Stays must be booked by September 7th to take advantage of this deal.