Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Oct 30, 2012
    Kathy from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I am a single mum of a 14 year old girl. We have been to Disney before and are dreaming of another visit. Is it more worth my money to book a trip during the resort promotions or during free dining?

    Hi Kathy!

    Thanks for visiting me with your great question! I love hearing from my fellow, Disney-loving Ontarians!

    If your travel dates are somewhat flexible, you'll likely enjoy a greater, overall savings by taking advantage of a Free Dining offer. Keep a close eye on the Special Offers section of the Walt Disney World website to watch for these promotions to become available to you. If you wish, you may consider in the meantime, booking a Magic Your Way vacation with a minimum deposit so that you have time to budget in advance for your vacation. Even if you're already booked, you can call in at (407) 939-7675 if a new Special Offer becomes available, and ask about switching to the offer based on availability.

    Resort Rooms savings offers can be great as well, depending which type is being offered. In the past, there have been offers where you 'Buy 4 nights, Get 3 nights free' and other offers for 20-35% off resort only bookings. These savings can sometimes weigh out to be a greater 'savings' however you'd be spending more at a Deluxe Resort level to take advantage of the 35% off.

    For your party of 2, you'll likely find that the best, overall value will be at a Value or Moderate level resort with a Free Disney Dining Plan at the Quick Service level at Value Resorts regular Dining Plan at a Moderate Resort. If you wish to use a Dining Plan other than the one offered in the package, you can always pay only the difference to 'upgrade' to the next Dining Package level.

    Keep checking the site and feel free to write back any time you wish! I'll be pleased to assist you in any way that I can!

    Wishing you a simply Magical time as you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation with your daughter Kathy!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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