Enjoy a Kids Delicious Dining Offer: Free Dining Plan for Kids (Ages 3-9

Enjoy a Kids Delicious Dining Offer: Free Dining Plan for Kids (Ages 3-9

You can get a FREE dining plan for your kids (ages 3 to 9) when you buy a non-discounted 3-night/3-day package for you and your kid(s) that includes a room at a select Disney Value Resort hotel, theme park tickets and a dining plan. Valid for arrivals most nights from January 1 – March 7, 2020 when they book through January 1, 2020.

Walt Disney World Resort

All 3 dining plans—Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, Disney Dining Plan and Disney Deluxe Dining Plan—are eligible with this offer, but everyone in you reservation must be on the same package. For instance, if you purchase a package with the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, then their kid(s) (ages 3 to 9) on that package will receive the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan.

Make you first visit even more special with an extra dash of magic. With this offer, you’ll receive the Frozen Welcome Pack, including:

  • Voucher for one stroller rental for the length of your stay
  • Voucher for one in-park 5×7 photo print per room
  • One merchandise bag per room including a plush, book and 2 treats.

Important Details:

  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Everyone in the same room must be on the same package.
  • Kid(s) must stay in room with adult.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Disney Dining Plans exclude gratuities.
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must order from the children’s menu, if available.
  • Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.
  • Theme park admission is required for some dining locations.
  • Theme park ticket valid for admission beginning date of check-in and must be used within a limited number of days, depending on length of stay and ticket. View ticket details.
  • One merchandise bag per room.
  • One Disney PhotoPass 5X7 photo print per room.
  • One stroller rental for each theme park ticket day. The initial voucher provided must be presented at one of the Walt Disney World theme park stroller rental locations to initiate the rental and then a receipt will be provided for the remaining rental day(s). Type of stroller (single or double) will be provided based on availability.
  • Only offered at select Disney Value Resorts hotels.
  • Length of stay requirements apply.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
Give the Gift of a Magical Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel – Save Up to 25% on Rooms in Early 2020

Give the Gift of a Magical Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel – Save Up to 25% on Rooms in Early 2020

You can surprise your loved ones with a memorable getaway! With the help of this merry offer, you can save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels—valid for stays most nights January 1 through April 25, 2020 when they book by January 1, 2020.

An artist rendering of Disney’s Riviera Resort illuminated at night with fireworks blasting off in the sky

Plus, receive a $30 USD Disney Gift Card per person (ages 3 and up) on the reservation when you upgrade to a package by adding 6-day or longer theme park tickets―a wonderful opportunity for everyone to pick out their own special souvenir.

This special offer is valid for on select Disney Resort hotels. Contact one of our travel planners for details!

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Length of stay requirements may apply. See Important Details.

Important Details About the Room Discount

  • Additional per-adult charges may apply if there are more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts, and Studios at Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

Important Details About the Disney Gift Card

  • Only available with a ticket package that includes a room and minimum 6-day ticket.
  • Everyone in the room must be on the same package.
  • One Disney Gift Card per reservation.
  • If you complete online check-in in advance, the Disney Gift Card will be emailed to you on the day of your arrival. Otherwise, you’ll be asked for your email address when you check in at the Front Desk of your Disney Resort hotel―and the Disney Gift Card will be sent to that email address. The email will contain a bar code for using the Disney Gift Card. If you don’t receive your Disney Gift Card in your inbox, please check your spam folder or stop by the Front Desk for assistance.
  • Disney Gift Card is usable only to buy goods and services at participating locations including Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Disney store locations in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and shopDisney.com.
  • Not refundable or redeemable for cash unless required by law.
  • Not redeemable to purchase another gift card, or towards previously purchased goods or services.
  • Not a credit or debit card.
  • Does not expire and no fees apply.
  • Lost, stolen, or damaged gift cards cannot be replaced without required proof of purchase and complete gift card number.
  • Disney Gift Card Services, Inc. (“DGCS”) is the card issuer and sole obligor to cardholder and is not responsible for any unauthorized use of card.
  • Card is valid only if obtained at select Disney locations in the US, Canada or Puerto Rico or authorized third-party distributors.
  • Card is not valid and will not be honored if obtained from unauthorized sellers or resellers, including through Internet auction sites.
  • For balance inquiry, participating locations and additional terms and conditions (including arbitration agreement) for this gift card, visit DisneyGiftCard.com or call (877) 650-4327. DGCS reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the gift card upon notice at DisneyGiftCard.com.
  • Purchase, use or acceptance of card constitutes acceptance of these terms.
Disney® Visa® Cardmembers: Save up to 40% on a stay at Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney® Visa® Cardmembers: Save up to 40% on a stay at Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney® Visa® Cardmembers can save up to 40% on room rates at the all-new Disney’s Riviera Resort for stays most nights Dec. 16, 2019 through March 31, 2020. 

Fireworks bursting in the sky above Disney’s Riviera Resort at night

It’s a great opportunity to take in the majesty of Disney’s Riviera Resort opening December 16, 2019! Influenced by the grandeur of Europe, this enchanting escape offers beautiful scenery, a wide variety of comfortable rooms and convenient transportation to Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks!

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Length of stay requirements may apply. Must mention this offer and use a valid Disney Visa Card or Disney Rewards Redemption Card to pay the deposit. Disney® Visa® Cardmember must stay in room. Offer is nontransferable. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Deluxe Resorts and Studios at Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts.Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required.

2020 Military Disney Discounts

2020 Military Disney Discounts

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Military Salute Discount

As a member of the U.S. military, you can enjoy great rates at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights January 1 through April 4 and April 19 through December 18, 2020 when you book by December 18, 2020.

Important Details

  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Length of stay requirements may apply.
  • Valid military ID will be required upon check-in and military member (or spouse) must stay in the room.
  • This offer is for active or retired U.S. military personnel (including active or retired members of the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Spouses of military service members and PHS and NOAA Commissioned Corps members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. military IDs in the absence of active or retired military personnel or Commissioned Corps members.
  • May not be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Additional per-adult charges may apply if there are more than two adults per room.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes suites in Moderate and Deluxe Resort hotels.

Need tickets?

U.S. Military Members: Enjoy Specially Priced Theme Park Tickets in 2020

Choose between a 4-day, 5-day or 6-day Disney Military Promotional Ticket. The Park Hopper option is included, so you can visit multiple theme parks in a single day! If you’re looking for a little extra magic, add the Park Hopper Plus option for $50 more, plus tax. With this ticket, you’ll get all of the benefits of the Park Hopper option, plus you can enjoy a certain number of visits to a Disney water park and other Walt Disney World fun.

The promotional tickets below are available for purchase:
6-Day Military Promotional Tickets
Purchase now through December 13, 2020

  • With the Park Hopper Option: $301 plus tax
  • With the Park Hopper Plus Option: $351 plus tax

5-Day Military Promotional Tickets
Purchase now through now through December 14, 2020

  • With the Park Hopper Option: $283 plus tax
  • With the Park Hopper Plus Option: $333 plus tax

4-Day Military Promotional Tickets
Purchase now through now through December 15, 2020

  • With the Park Hopper Option: $265 plus tax
  • With the Park Hopper Plus Option: $315 plus tax

Receive admission for 4, 5 or 6 days when you visit during the period from January 1, 2020 through December 18, 2020.

You can also purchase the Memory Maker product for a special price of $98 from January 1, 2020 through December 18, 2020.

Important Details

  • Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased at participating U.S. military sales outlets by Eligible Service Members (defined below) or their spouses (but not both), for use by themselves and family members and friends, as provided herein. These Tickets may not be otherwise transferred, distributed or resold.
  • “Eligible Service Members” are active or retired members of the U.S. Military, including the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Spouses of Military Service Members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. Military IDs in the absence of active or retired Military Personnel or Commissioned Corps Members.
  • The actual prices charged at the individual U.S. military base ticket offices for Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be less than the prices set forth above.
  • Participating military sales outlets must require that Eligible Service Members (or their spouses) present valid military identification to purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets.
  • Subject to certain exceptions, Disney 4-Day, 5-Day and 6-Day Military Promotional Tickets for admission to the Walt Disney World Resort are not valid until activated by the Eligible Services Members (or their spouses) at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows.
  • Tickets and options expire and may not be used after December 18, 2020. Valid military identification will be required for purchase and use.
  • No more than six (6) Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased and (if applicable) activated by any Eligible Service Member or spouse (regardless of the place of purchase and whether purchased by that person or that person’s spouse). In addition, one of the six (6) Tickets purchased must be used by the Eligible Service Member or his/her spouse.
  • Each Disney Military Promotional Ticket must be used by the same person on any and all days.

Important Details – Special Pricing for Eligible Service Members on Memory Maker, a Disney PhotoPass Product at Walt Disney World Resort

  • The specially priced Memory Maker product can only be purchased at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows by Eligible Service Members (defined below) or their spouses, through December 18, 2020.
  • “Eligible Service Members” are active or retired members of the U.S. military, including the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Valid military identification required for purchase. Spouses of Military Service Members and PHS and NOAA Commissioned Corps members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. Military IDs in the absence of active or retired Military Personnel or Commissioned Corps members.
  • No more than two (2) Memory Maker products may be purchased at the special price by an Eligible Service Member or their spouse (but not both).
  • Memory Maker includes photos taken during the Memory Maker Window as defined in the Memory Maker Terms and Conditions (generally, photos taken within 30 days from the date of first activation for standard Memory Maker and linked to the Guest’s Disney PhotoPass account).
  • A MagicBand is required to receive certain attraction photos and other digital content.
  • Photos and other digital content will expire pursuant to the expiration policy.
  • Valid theme park admission required for certain photo locations.
  • Memory Maker is subject to the Memory Maker Terms and Conditions.
  • Memory Maker may not be sold or otherwise transferred.
  • Downloads are restricted to personal use only.
  • May not be combined with other discounts or offers.
  • Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.
Traveling with Allergies

Traveling with Allergies

It’s vacation time!  You’re excited for a break but also hesitant to leave what you know. When traveling with food allergies or intolerances, it means more work for you or trusting someone else to cook for you or your child. Nothing is more terrifying than putting your trust in someone else to make your food.  

A few of my favorite places to travel are Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando. Over the last 7 years of having food allergies and celiac disease, I have found ways to make a visit easier. I am not a doctor, but I have found things that work for me. 

  I always make sure I have prepackaged snacks with me. For me, I like bringing individual peanut butter and graham crackers or protein bars like RX Bars and Larabars. Sunbutter makes an individual serving size also if you have peanut allergies. 

   Order groceries from an online grocery service such as Instacart, Shipt or Amazon Prime Now. This way you can order products you know are safe for you. It also helps save money by being able to order breakfast food for the room. 

  If you’re packing a lunch, keep in mind you can bring a soft sided cooler. Ice will need to be in the form of ice packs or baggies filled with ice.  No glass containers are allowed. 

  Pack antibacterial hand wipes. It’s great for when you’re in line and want a snack. It’s also handy for wiping down tables when you eat. Helps get rid of anything left behind on the tables.

Always follow your allergy action plan and bring medicine you require!  Bring your Epi Pen if you have one. 

If your allergies make it hard, pack some homemade seasoning or individual ketchup packets that are safe for you. 

No matter if you choose to pack your own meals or eat out for everything, have an amazing vacation and make memories!  

Dining at Universal Studios and Walt Disney Word. 

Disney and Universal are both great places to dine at. They help take away the fear of eating out by training their chefs in allergy protocol. The chefs at these theme parks have a great understanding of how to keep you safe! Keep in mind, Universal hotels are good also but do not have Universal trained chefs at the hotels.  

To help make your theme park dining experience more enjoyable, here are a few tips and tricks to consider. Each park has their own list because they do things a little different. 

Tips for Dining at Universal Resort 

1. Email special diets before you go. 

2. When ordering, ask to speak with a manager or chef 

3. Help the chef by voicing what you are hoping for or what you like to help them come up with a meal. 

4. Remember your goal is a safe meal.  Have measured expectations. You will hopefully get a delicious & safe meal.  Some meals will exceed your expectations & some will fall flat.  

5. If something doesn’t look how you and the chef(or manager) discussed, ask them to double check to make sure it’s safe.  

6. Even though the chefs are trained well, it is still important to keep your Epi Pen with you! 

Tips for dining at Walt Disney World           

1. When making reservations, note your allergies on the reservation. 

2. If you have more than 4 allergies or allergies out of the top 8, email special diets to let them know. Make sure to download and fill out the form. 

3. When you go to the restaurant, make sure to ask to speak with a manager or chef. 

4. Help the chef by voicing what you are hoping for or what you like to help them come up with a meal. 

5. Remember your goal is a safe meal.  Have measured expectations. You will hopefully get a delicious & safe meal.  Some meals will exceed your expectations & some will fall flat. 

6. If something doesn’t look how you and the chef(or manager) discussed, ask them to double check to make sure it’s safe. 

7. Even though the chefs are trained well, it is still important to keep your Epi Pen with you! 

Make sure to thank the chef for making a safe meal and enjoy!! 

Contact Kelly

Self Care and Travel

Self Care and Travel

With back to school upon us, self-care for moms is a ubiquitous topic on social media and even the news. We are told everyday in the media we should be taking care of ourselves. Sounds simple enough, right? But what does self-care look like, and how can we really do it? Sometimes seeing past the stress to even know what we want to do is hard. Like any other task, breaking down possibilities into smaller segments is a fantastic approach.

Start small: how can I rest today? This week?

This month? In the next six months?

For today, try taking a walk. Unplug the phone. If you have small kids, even just a lap around the block with the stroller or putting on some dance music in the house can do wonders. If you are working, maybe a quick walk outside at lunch or an outdoor spot for an afternoon coffee break will help. Be sure you take those lunches and coffee breaks! The daytime downtime is important. A few times a month try to schedule a date with a friend or your significant other. Not everything has to cost money – simply going to a park, the beach, or a walk around the neighborhood will give you a chance to talk and reconnect.

Happy Coffee

My neighbor and I walk in the mornings after she drops her kids at the bus
– it gives us an hour or so to exercise and chat, before she’s off to start her workday. My husband and I try to go out to dinner a few times a month. We talk about the mundane but we always try to add in a “hopes and dreams” section in our conversations. It’s fun and helps us stay focused on each other. It’s so easy to get caught up the day-to-day demands of work, kids, house, stress.

Photo of Woman Wearing Pink Sports Shoes Walking

One of my favorite self-care opportunities is taking experiences with the family. My husband and I try to get away once a year overnight just the two of us. We are fortunate to have parents who are able to stay with our kids. We don’t always do something big – sometimes it’s a hotel in our city, sometimes a neighboring city, sometimes it’s a big bucket list trip like a cruise. If family isn’t available, see if you can swap childcare with a friend. It takes a little planning and coordination, especially if you have special
needs kids, but it’s worth the time and effort.

Two Person Holding Hands While Sitting on Grey Cushion

The last planning point for self-care is to dream big! What’s your bucket list item? Maybe a family trip to Europe. Or Disney World. A beautiful beach somewhere. The mountains in the fall.

Travel has a way to refocus our priorities and connect the family. My very favorite thing about travel destinations is seeing families (multigenerational, teens, toddlers, parents) connect. They are walking
through the theme parks laughing, talking, and enjoying their time together. In more exotic travel locales, many phone plans don’t work so there is an absolute disconnect from daily life.

Here are a few ideas for long-term planning:
– Take a trip to Beaches (with family or friends) or Sandals with your significant other. Everything is included but your airfare, leaving with you nothing to worry or think about.

– Cruises – something for everyone. Activities for kids, a spa, deck sports, shows, and amazing food. Unpack once, visit many locations!

Girl Enjoying on Beach


– Disney/Universal/Sea World – perfect for families, multigenerational trips, and even adults. My husband and I enjoyed a 24 hour date at a Disney Resort before grandma brought the kids down. It was amazing.

– Living With the Magic is hosting a Girls Getaway Weekend in April 2020. I went last year with my college sorority sisters – we celebrated 20 years of friendship! There is something special about spending time with your village.

This weekend, set a short term goal to look at the calendar and see what’s open. Make a plan for short and long term self-care. Together we can strengthen our human connections, relax and refresh!

Let’s get excited, plan a trip, and I’ll See Ya Real Soon!

Contact Andrea