Disney Visa Promo has been released + $500 Disney Gift Card entry

Disney's All-Star Movies Resort

Disney Visa customers can get in on a special promo before a new promo is released to the general public. If you book with Magical Vacations by Me you will also be entered into a special $500 Disney Gift Card giveaway that is special for their clients.

Here are the details:

Stay/Play/Dine – Discounted rate when you purchase room, tickets and dining plan in your package.

Adult tickets and dining prices are the same as kids 3-9.

Travel dates January 5, 2014 – March 5, 2014Snow white parade evil queen villian

Excludes: ALL of Art of Animation Resort, Campsites, Villas at Grand Floridian and 3-bedroom Villas

MUST BOOK: Minimum 3 night stay, Minimum 2 Day ticket.

Room Only Discount –

Travel dates January 5, 2014 -April 12, 2014

The week of March 6 – March 13 (discount is 5% less than what is listed below)

All Star Sports, All Star Music, Pop Century – 20%

Art of Animation Family Suites – 15% (Little Mermaid Rooms excluded)

All Star Movies – 5%

Coronado Springs, Caribbean Beach Resort, Port Orleans Riverside, Cabins – 25%

Port Orleans French Quarter, Junior Suites at Coronado Springs – 5%

Bay Lake Tower PoolWilderness Lodge (Standard and Woods View), Animal Kingdom Lodge (Standard and Pool View), Beach/Yacht Club, Boardwalk Inn, Polynesian, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Contemporary – 35%

Wilderness Lodge (Club Level and Courtyard View), Animal Kingdom Lodge (Club and Savanna View) – 25%

Saratoga Springs, Old Key West, Boardwalk Villas, Beach/Yacht Club Villas – 35%

Bay Lake Tower – 5%

Deluxe Suites – 5%

Excludes – Campsites and Villas at Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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Can Tables in Wonderland Save You Money?

By Frances

Tables in Wonderland is a discount card that can be purchased by Florida Residents, Disney Vacation Club Members & Annual/Seasonal Pass Holders only.

BENEFITS INCLUDE

  • 20% discount on all food and beverages at 99 participating Resort hotel and Theme Park restaurants (discount is valid for a party of up to 10 Guests).
  • Resort and Theme Park parking for dining purposes
  • Invitations to special member-only food and wine events, winemaker dinners and celebrity chef dinners
  • Discount is also available on most adult & specialty beverages.
  • And more!

Cost to you:

$100 for Florida Residents or DVC Members

$75 for Annual/Season Pass Holders

It’s good from the first day purchased for 365 days.

You can purchase it at Guest Relations at any Walt Disney World Theme Park or Downtown Disney. Annual/Seasonal Pass Holders can order it Epcot Le Cellier, Epcot Le Cellier sign, Epcot Le Cellier menu, Epcot Le Cellier pricesby phone or mail. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

There are a few Block-out dates for the Tables in Wonderland: Mothers Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The Tables in Wonderland discount cannot be used in combination with any other discount and is not valid for Fantasmic Dinner Package, Food and Wine Festival dinners, Candlelight Packages, or any other special events / special dining experiences.

An 18% gratuity is automatically added regardless of how many are in your party. A 20% gratuity is automatically added at Victoria & Albert’s.

Don’t lose the Tables in Wonderland Card. There is a $50 replacement fee.

For more information:

Here is why, Mouze Kateerz writer, Lucinda purchased a Tables in Wonderland Card. She is a Florida Resident & Annual Pass Holder. “20% is a good discount…makes it easy to get your money back, so to speak. Meaning…that for our family, we only need to dine out four times a year for the card to be a good value. TiW makes it more feasible for us, as locals to dine on Disney property. I like that beverages are included as well…and I like that we can include up to 9 guests per visit. There’s a nice long list of participating restaurants.”

Here is my thoughts. If the Disney Dining Plan says that it will save you up to 20% off and this will save you 20% off plus you can save on adult beverages, I think it will save money.

Here’s a list of participating restaurants:

DISNEY RESORT LOCATIONS
All Star Movies Resort

  • World Premiere
    Food Court

All Star MusicResort

  • Intermission Food Court

All Star Sports Resort

  • End Zone Food Court

Animal Kingdom
Lodge Resort

  • Boma – The Flavors
    of Africa
  • Jiko – The Cooking Place
  • Sanaa
  • Victoria Falls

Beach Club Resort

  • Beaches & Cream
    Soda Shop (excludes
    take-out shop)
  • Cape May Café
  • Martha’s Vineyard Lounge

BoardWalk Resort

  • Belle Vue Lounge
  • Big River Grille
    & Brewing Works
  • ESPN® Club
  • Flying Fish Café
  • Kouzzina by Cat Cora

Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Shutters at Old Point Royale

Contemporary Resort

  • California Grill
  • Chef Mickey’s
  • Outer Rim
  • The Wave

Coronado Springs Resort

  • Maya Grill
Fort Wilderness
Resort & Campground

  • Crockett’s Tavern
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue (9:30 p.m.
    show only)
  • Trail’s End Restaurant (Excludes take out shop)

Grand Floridian
Resort & Spa

  • 1900 Park Fare
  • Citricos
  • Garden View Tea Room
  • Grand Floridian Café
  • Mizner’s Lounge
  • Narcoossee’s
  • Victoria & Albert’s (excluding the Chef’s Table & Queen Victoria Room)

Old Key West Resort

  • Olivia’s Cafe

Disney’s Osprey Ridge Golf Course

  • Sand Trap Bar & Grill

Polynesian Resort

  • ‘Ohana
  • Kona Cafe
  • Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show (Late show only)
  • Tambu Lounge

Pop Century Resort

  • Everything Pop Shopping and Dining (excludes merchandise from shop)
Port Orleans Resort
– French Quarter

  • Sassagoula Floatworks
    & Food Factory
  • Scat Cat’s Club

– Riverside

  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall
  • River Roost

Saratoga Springs Resort

  • The Artist’s Palette
  • The Turf Club Bar & Grill
  • Turf Club Lounge

Vero Beach Resort

  • The Green Cabin Room
  • Shutter’s
  • Sonya’s (Excludes
    Sunday Brunch)

Wilderness Lodge

  • Artist Point
  • Territory Lounge
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe

Yacht Club Resort

  • Ale and Compass Lounge
  • Captain’s Grille
  • Crews Cup Lounge
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort

  • Il Mulino New York Trattoria
  • Kimonos
  • Shula’s Steak House
  • Todd English’s bluezoo
  • Garden Grove
DISNEY PARK LOCATIONS
Magic Kingdom® Park

  • Cinderella’s Royal Table
  • Liberty Tree Tavern
  • The Crystal Palace
  • The Plaza Restaurant
  • Tony’s Town
    Square Restaurant

Epcot®

  • Akershus Royal
    Banquet Hall
  • Biergarten Restaurant
  • Bistro de Paris
  • Chefs de France
  • Coral Reef Restaurant
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse
  • Nine Dragons Restaurant
  • Restaurant Marrakesh
  • Rose & Crown Pub
    & Dining Room
  • San Angel Inn Restaurante
  • The Garden
    Grill Restaurant
  • Tokyo Dining
  • Tutto Italia Ristorante
  • Via Napoli

Disney’s Hollywood Studios™

  • 50’s Prime Time Cafe
  • Hollywood & Vine
  • Mama Melrose’s
    Ristorante Italiano
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In
    Theater Restaurant
  • The Hollywood
    Brown Derby
  • Tune-In Lounge
Animal Kingdom®

  • Flame Tree Barbeque
  • Pizzafari
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • Tusker House Restaurant

DOWNTOWN DISNEY®
– Marketplace

  • Cap’n Jack’s Restaurant
  • Fulton’s Crab House

DOWNTOWN DISNEY®
– Pleasure Island

  • Paradiso 37
  • Portobello
  • Raglan Road” Irish Pub
    and Restaurant

DOWNTOWN DISNEY®
– West side

  • Bongo’s Cuban Café
  • House Of Blues®
    (Excludes Sunday Brunch)
  • Planet Hollywood®
  • Wolfgang Puck Café

ESPN Wide World
of Sports® Complex

  • ESPN Wide World
    of Sports® Grill

Thank you for stopping by Mouze Kateerz. We value feedback from our readers and welcome your comments.
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3 More Reasons the Disney Vacation Club could be for you!

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Is DVC right for you?

Having now been a DVC member for 10 years I find myself constantly singing the praises of what it can offer. I have only 1 complaint about it Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Crescent Lake Disneythough…we should have joined much earlier!!! The question is though, is DVC a good fit for you? Here are some reasons that I think it is.

1) Location and space!

The best part of DVC is the rooms and the location of the resorts. Our home resort is the Beach Club Villas and I could not ask for a better location. Since EPCOT and the Studios are my 2 favorite parks, it is wonderful being able to just walk over to either of them and not having to wait for buses. Boardwalk Villas are in the same area making it another great option for people that love those parks and the nightlife that Boardwalk has to offer. Bay Lake Towers at the Contemporary resort is a great choice for people that love the Magic Kingdom. The rooms are gorgeous, but have more of a futuristic look. If you want the room designed in all Disney you may not be as pleased with it. The location can’t be beat though, you can take a path out front and walk right over to the MK or you can walk over to the main building of the contemporary and hop on the monorail. Animal Kingdom Lodge has great atmosphere, we loved waking up in the morning and having coffee overlooking the savannah and watching the animals. The only complaint that I have with that resort is that you have to take a bus if you want to go anywhere. There is no pathway to AK. If you don’t mind the distance though it is a great choice for those that are looking for a different experience than you will find anywhere else.

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Walking around Disney’s Boardwalk Resorts

Some of the other DVC resorts at Disney World are The villas at Wilderness Lodge, the Villas at Saratoga Springs, and the original resort, Old Key West. All of the resorts offer a different atmosphere, and none of them disappoint.

The great thing about the villas is that rooms! You can choose from a studio, which is similar to a hotel room with a small kitchenette. It is good for a short stay, or if you just want a room and won’t be doing much cooking. The 1 bedroom villas have a living room, a separate bedroom with a king sized bed, a full kitchen and bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, and separate shower. 2 bedroom villas offer all of the amenities in the 1 bedroom with an additional bedroom with 2 beds and it’s own bathroom. The 3 bedrooms are perfect if you are going to bring the whole extended family, it sleeps up to 12 people. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and depending on what resort you are at it may be one or 2 stories.

One of the things I love about the villas is that they all have a washer and dryer in the room! I love not having to bring as many clothes since I can throw in a load at night, and I can clean them all before I come home and not have to worry about doing a bunch of laundry when I get home. A vacation plus!

2) Getting to visit new places

I know, who would want to go anywhere other than Disney World? Well, with the DVC you have the option to have piece of Disney wherever you Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge savanna, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge balconygo. There are other DVC resorts in Hilton Head, Vero Beach, Grand Californian and Aulani in Hawaii. You can use your vacation points at any of these resorts and get the same service that you have become accustomed to from Disney.

You can also go to places all over the world. Through RCI you can use points to visit over 350 destinations throughout the world. You can also use your points with Adventures by Disney that allows you to go on guided tours in other countries. If the water is more your thing, then you may want to use your points on Disney Cruise Lines. You can also go to Disneyland Paris, other resorts in Disney world, and Disneyland. As you can see, the places that you can visit are endless!!

3) Saving time and money!

I have been talking about points, and some of you are probably scratching your head wondering what I am talking about. Well, the great thing Wilderness Lodgeabout DVC is that unlike other timeshares, you are not confined to the same week every year. You can go whenever you want, and sometimes more than once a year.

When you buy into the DVC you buy a certain number of points. Anywhere from 160-2000. Currently prices are about $112 per point. Each resort runs a different number of points per night. It varies depending on when you go, what size room or what view you choose.

The point system works on a use year basis. A use year is when your points become available for that year. If you buy in March, then your points for that year become available in that month. When you buy in with DVC depending on what resorts are available that will be your home resort. You can begin booking your home resort 11 months out, so if your favorite is available try to buy there so you have first choice at the resort you want. You can book at all other DVC resorts 7 months out.

If you are not able to take a vacation one year you can bank your unused points to the following year (extra vacation anyone?!) You also have the option of borrowing from the coming year if you find that you need more points for a vacation you want to take.

As for saving money, yes the initial cost may be high (It all depends on how many points you get). However, when you look at what you spend every year on your vacations, it pays for itself quickly…Plus once you buy in you are member for 40 years, and it can be passed down in the eventCrescent Lake, Disney's Boardwalk Resort something happens to you.

I know that DVC is not right for everyone, but for us it has been the best decision we have ever made. We have been able to travel to places that we may not have been able to go to otherwise. The savings have been great, and we love using the discounts that DVC offers us on annual passes as well as many restaurants and stores at Disney.

You can check out the DVC website for more information, or if you have an upcoming trip to Disney take a tour. It doesn’t take long, and you will see what all the DVC has to offer. The sales person is not pushy and if you decide it is not for you, you at least get some ice cream at the end of the tour out of it.

There are kiosks all over the parks and resorts, so next time you are walking by, stop by and get some more information. You can also call 1-800-500-3990 for more information.

Lisa just moved to Nashville, TN, after spending 28 years in Ohio. She has been a huge Disney fan since her parents took her on her first trip at age two. 2. She has been to Disney over 70 times and worked at Blizzard Beach as part of the Disney College Program. She is now working on finding a way to move to FL, so she can be closer to her favorite place on Earth!

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Which Disney World Resort Level is Best for Your Family?

Animal Kingdom Resort, Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort

By Frances.

Which Disney Resort is best for your family? All the Disney Resorts have magical theming and share the same inside-the-park benefits. The largest differences are found in pricing, dining and accommodations. Here is a quick snap shot of each resort level. [Read more…]