Walt Disney World 2018 Holidays - FREE $200 Disney Gift Card, FREE Memory Maker (worth $169), FREE Quick Service Dining Plan & 14 Day Disney ticket for the price of 7! @ Disney Packages
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Walt Disney World 2018 Holidays - FREE $200 Disney Gift Card, FREE Memory Maker (worth $169), FREE Quick Service Dining Plan & 14 Day Disney ticket for the price of 7! @ Disney Packages

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Found 30th Mar 2017
Disney run this offer once a year only for the following year. Book between now and 6th July, 2017 for a 2018 holiday and you will get:

- FREE Quick-Service Dining Plan
- 14-Day Ultimate Ticket for the price of a 7-Day, including FastPass+
- $200 Disney Dollars
- FREE Memory Maker worth $169

Staying on resort at Disney may look more expensive, but the time you add in free transfers to/from MCO airport, resort transfers, etc it works out good value.

Not for everyone, but we are booking this offer!

Hope it helps anyone planning a 2018 holiday

Oh and TopCashback gives 3.03% which tracks at the value of the holiday not the deposit value
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Dining plan was very handy, we ended up with hundreds of credits left...ended up coming back with about $5000 worth of sweets lol, every meal credit can be used for 3 snack credits....we literally had 6 bags full of sugar X) X) X) X)
ozstriker3

Thanks for posting this,currently looking at Disney holiday for our … Thanks for posting this,currently looking at Disney holiday for our honeymoon. This seems really reasonable



​Something to remeber for your honeymoon
Thanks for posting! How do you add the quick service dining plan? Seems to add a grand into my price? Cheers
macca9197

Thanks for posting! How do you add the quick service dining plan? Seems … Thanks for posting! How do you add the quick service dining plan? Seems to add a grand into my price? Cheers



It is free for some hotels 2018 certain dates - not Easter for example
It is not available free for the cheapest hotels they give free breakfast instead.
macca9197

Thanks for posting! How do you add the quick service dining plan? Seems … Thanks for posting! How do you add the quick service dining plan? Seems to add a grand into my price? Cheers



Think it might depend on the hotel you book too...don't think the moderate ones get it free
Cheers
And a 25% increase on last year's like for like prices.
Disney can't blame that sort of increase on the £.
BruTamUK

And a 25% increase on last year's like for like prices. Disney can't … And a 25% increase on last year's like for like prices. Disney can't blame that sort of increase on the £.



Agreed. I too booked this deal last year at £3300 for 2 adults and 3 kids but £4300 for next year :-(

The meal plan is brilliant though. Likewise came away with bags and bags of sweats but also bought adult meals with the kids allowance as they don't differentiate.
BruTamUK

And a 25% increase on last year's like for like prices. Disney can't … And a 25% increase on last year's like for like prices. Disney can't blame that sort of increase on the £.



​It isnt far off that due to weaker pound is it? perhaps more like 20%? Holiday in 2012 was around £1500 would be more like £2200 next year.
How'd you guys manage to save dining credits? I spent all of mine on mickey ice cream lollies...
BruTamUK

And a 25% increase on last year's like for like prices. Disney can't … And a 25% increase on last year's like for like prices. Disney can't blame that sort of increase on the £.



​They are blaming it, plus tickets have an increase anyway. But they know people will still pay these prices.
Still good if you have to go to Disney, but on top of the price increases last year it came with free standard dining plan depending on the hotel you chose (unless this one does also and I've missed something).
Conchiron

How'd you guys manage to save dining credits? I spent all of mine on … How'd you guys manage to save dining credits? I spent all of mine on mickey ice cream lollies...


I was wondering that

JUSTANOTHERSTAR

Dining plan was very handy, we ended up with hundreds of credits … Dining plan was very handy, we ended up with hundreds of credits left...ended up coming back with about $5000 worth of sweets lol, every meal credit can be used for 3 snack credits....we literally had 6 bags full of sugar X)X)X)X)



I don't think you literally did
For anyone who has actually been and paid for a holiday recently - is this the best price you can get. I'm thinking of taking my wife and our would be 2.5 year old next June.

Just never really looked before and don't know how to compare the cost. And what I'm getting for the money. Flights should be a good £350-£400 to Florida from Manchester I would imagine.
Seriously save the cash and take him/her in 5-10 years when they will remember at least some of it.
Cristiano

For anyone who has actually been and paid for a holiday recently - is … For anyone who has actually been and paid for a holiday recently - is this the best price you can get. I'm thinking of taking my wife and our would be 2.5 year old next June. Just never really looked before and don't know how to compare the cost. And what I'm getting for the money. Flights should be a good £350-£400 to Florida from Manchester I would imagine.



Took mine when he was 4. Makes a huge difference once they're a certain height (think it was 102cm) because it opens up so many more rides. People do give you weird looks when you take the 4 year old on Tower of Terror though.

In terms of whether this is worth it, there are cheaper ways of doing Disney by staying off-site. But if you like eating then you'll spend a load extra eating lunch in the park etc. Doing it with the dining plan means you're paying a lot more up front but then you just don't have to worry about this stuff when you're out there. Staying onsite also means you don't need a car, if you're happy to stay within the Disney complex whilst you're there. Even "free" cars included in packages can end up costing a bunch once you add on the various required insurance bits. If you want a hassle-free holiday then I can recommend this.
For those that have stayed onsite before which hotel did you opt for and would you stay in that one again?
JUSTANOTHERSTAR

Dining plan was very handy, we ended up with hundreds of credits … Dining plan was very handy, we ended up with hundreds of credits left...ended up coming back with about $5000 worth of sweets lol, every meal credit can be used for 3 snack credits....we literally had 6 bags full of sugar X) X) X) X)



Jees, how many of you were there?
I get great deals at AKL. A week at Yacht Club in
October, then nine days club level at AKL - free upgrade. Helps if you get to know staff.
Cristiano

For anyone who has actually been and paid for a holiday recently - is … For anyone who has actually been and paid for a holiday recently - is this the best price you can get. I'm thinking of taking my wife and our would be 2.5 year old next June. Just never really looked before and don't know how to compare the cost. And what I'm getting for the money. Flights should be a good £350-£400 to Florida from Manchester I would imagine.



For such an expensive holiday I'd wait until your child is a bit older. We are going later this year on the equivalent deal to this and my daughter is 7. She will be just big enough to be able to go on the majority of the rides if she wants to (1.22m for a lot of rides). We went to Disneyland Paris when she was 3 and she doesn't really remember any of it!

If you do decide to go, there are definitely cheaper ways of doing it but as 'turnma' said, this is the most hassle-free option.

Blimey!
This does look brilliant!

Have some HEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAT, muttec.

I have to show my wife this, which means, basically, we're going!!! Lol.
Edited by: "truffle6969" 31st Mar 2017
if you stay in a "moderate" resort such as Port Orleans etc (avoid Caribbean beach as they're ripping it apart) pay for the upgrade to the full dining plan...it adds approx £179 each over a 2week period but SOOOO worth it! You'll be eating $40 steaks every night instead of buffet/self service junk food. I'm a travel agent and went last year.
I've priced these deals up before. Ended up booking last min deals. Last year got a Thomas cook flights and hotel package, 2 weeks at the end of June for £1580, plus £300 car hire, Disney/universal tickets were £437 per ticket including memory maker. (I do know prices have gone up since last year, we were away during the Brexit vote, the exchange rate dropped dramatically)
Worked out cheaper for me, also messaged loads of villas and got one for £600 for two weeks a few days before flying out, didn't bother checking into the hotel. Even with the villa it was cheaper than a Disney 'Deal'. Plus your not tied into their meal plan, so you can eat anywhere and when you want.
If it works out cheaper for you, go for it. But price it up first. My kids are older, so preferred universal, so eating at Disney everyday wasn't much use to us.
RAFAVDV

Seriously save the cash and take him/her in 5-10 years when they will … Seriously save the cash and take him/her in 5-10 years when they will remember at least some of it.


Sorry don't agree took my boys twice when they were 4 and 6 if you wait till 10 they won't find the rides as exciting as when younger also the parades when your younger is like Xmas when older It's more like 'hurry up I want to go on a ride' I think it's a lot more fun when younger they really believe in all the characters it's fun don't worry about going when young it's when there older they will Not be caught up in the alleged magic of the place
Edited by: "johnb667" 31st Mar 2017
paul.jacobs

I've priced these deals up before. Ended up booking last min deals. Last … I've priced these deals up before. Ended up booking last min deals. Last year got a Thomas cook flights and hotel package, 2 weeks at the end of June for £1580, plus £300 car hire, Disney/universal tickets were £437 per ticket including memory maker. (I do know prices have gone up since last year, we were away during the Brexit vote, the exchange rate dropped dramatically)Worked out cheaper for me, also messaged loads of villas and got one for £600 for two weeks a few days before flying out, didn't bother checking into the hotel. Even with the villa it was cheaper than a Disney 'Deal'. Plus your not tied into their meal plan, so you can eat anywhere and when you want. If it works out cheaper for you, go for it. But price it up first. My kids are older, so preferred universal, so eating at Disney everyday wasn't much use to us.



Staying a villa is not a fair comparison we have done both villa great for extra space own pool and full kitchen, but you don't get into the parks early or stay late that is just for Disney guests, you pay $20 a day for parking and you are not onsite at Disney which is an experience. We love the Disney restaurant for the theming but if we stay off site we generally don't eat in Disney as it's too expensive upgrading the quick dining plan to the Disney dining plan is great value.

However be very careful when you book as there is massive construction work particularly at Caribbean beach resort and Coronado springs and Disney are being very bad about it.
Our holiday this year booked post Brexit for the 7 days on site was £2178 for next year its £2738 tickets have gone up a lot
TheRealJoycey

if you stay in a "moderate" resort such as Port Orleans etc (avoid … if you stay in a "moderate" resort such as Port Orleans etc (avoid Caribbean beach as they're ripping it apart) pay for the upgrade to the full dining plan...it adds approx £179 each over a 2week period but SOOOO worth it! You'll be eating $40 steaks every night instead of buffet/self service junk food. I'm a travel agent and went last year.



Plus you also need to factor in tips for each table service meal you have which you don't have to give for counter-service...
dh12g09

For those that have stayed onsite before which hotel did you opt for and … For those that have stayed onsite before which hotel did you opt for and would you stay in that one again?



We've stayed in Port Orleans twice, it's brilliant.
toonarmani

Plus you also need to factor in tips for each table service meal you have … Plus you also need to factor in tips for each table service meal you have which you don't have to give for counter-service...


When we stayed a few years ago the dining plan had just started and the tips were actually included, are they not any more ?
toonarmani

Plus you also need to factor in tips for each table service meal you have … Plus you also need to factor in tips for each table service meal you have which you don't have to give for counter-service...



​only forced if there's 6 or more at a table...but frustratingly they charge it on what it should have cost! even with the grats though, i was eating meals which would've cost $150 for a family of 4 and only paid $20 tip.
eripmav

I get great deals at AKL. A week at Yacht Club in October, then nine days … I get great deals at AKL. A week at Yacht Club in October, then nine days club level at AKL - free upgrade. Helps if you get to know staff.


Cool story, maybe you should post that on a deals website so we can all take advantage of the deal..oh wait
TheRealJoycey

​only forced if there's 6 or more at a table...but frustratingly they c … ​only forced if there's 6 or more at a table...but frustratingly they charge it on what it should have cost! even with the grats though, i was eating meals which would've cost $150 for a family of 4 and only paid $20 tip.



They may add it on for certain party sizes, and although it may be discretionary tips in the US are pretty much expected due to their low wage in comparison to the UK (not sure how Disney staff compare to non-Disney restaurants etc).

But anyway, just raising it as a point for people to consider (given it's additional cost to upgrade from QSDP to DDP as well) as even at $20 per evening meal that is an extra $280 over a 2-week holiday which people may not have considered/factored into the overall cost of an already relatively expensive holiday.

Also if you have table service for lunch that'll be another say $20 per meal, so potentially $560 additional overall expense just on tips...
I'm not bothered about meal plans and stuff, we went almost couple years back and it was coming up dear to book with Disney... So went with a villa I bought park tickets weeks before we due to go. Had wonderful 3 weeks there, did Disney, Universal,Sea World, went shopping a little and did some other stuff.
bazil_flush

Cool story, maybe you should post that on a deals website so we can all … Cool story, maybe you should post that on a deals website so we can all take advantage of the deal..oh wait


Well exactly. I'm just saying get pally with a CM, it really does help.
tendaysinmay

When we stayed a few years ago the dining plan had just started and the … When we stayed a few years ago the dining plan had just started and the tips were actually included, are they not any more ?



You must've had a special deal. I've been every year for the last 14 and have paid tips on DDP table service meals for all of them.
I'm wanting to book to go to Disney next June (2018) and I'm really struggling on how to book/plan it.

I'm wanting to go with myself and my partner (so just 2 adults) and whilst in Orlando for 2 weeks I would also like to do all 3 Universal Parks and Seaworld. Either i'm pricing this up awfully or I don't have a clue but I'm looking at around £850 for 3 days universal tickets and £3800 for disney tickets and hotel without flights! So looking at 5k+ for the holiday with flights included.

I don't know whether going to Disney without the dining plan and dining independently is the better option.

Also is 14 days plenty of time for 4 Disney Parks, 2 Disney Water Parks, 3 Universal Parks & Seaworld? What else should we do whilst there as it would be a holiday of a "lifetime"

Thanks so much in advance if anyone helps!
dansteven95

I'm wanting to book to go to Disney next June (2018) and I'm really … I'm wanting to book to go to Disney next June (2018) and I'm really struggling on how to book/plan it.I'm wanting to go with myself and my partner (so just 2 adults) and whilst in Orlando for 2 weeks I would also like to do all 3 Universal Parks and Seaworld. Either i'm pricing this up awfully or I don't have a clue but I'm looking at around £850 for 3 days universal tickets and £3800 for disney tickets and hotel without flights! So looking at 5k+ for the holiday with flights included.I don't know whether going to Disney without the dining plan and dining independently is the better option.Also is 14 days plenty of time for 4 Disney Parks, 2 Disney Water Parks, 3 Universal Parks & Seaworld? What else should we do whilst there as it would be a holiday of a "lifetime"Thanks so much in advance if anyone helps!


Those prices are pretty much spot on unfortunately.
Personally I wouldn't go without the dining plan, you will spend a fortune otherwise if you plan on paying for your meals in a Disney park.
14 days wont be enough to go to all those places and enjoy them, you would be very rushed and miss a lot just to get around them all.
Also I would avoid SeaWorld (personal reasons but watch the documentary Blackfish)
Edited by: "bellamolly10" 31st Mar 2017
johnb667

Sorry don't agree took my boys twice when they were 4 and 6 if you wait … Sorry don't agree took my boys twice when they were 4 and 6 if you wait till 10 they won't find the rides as exciting as when younger also the parades when your younger is like Xmas when older It's more like 'hurry up I want to go on a ride' I think it's a lot more fun when younger they really believe in all the characters it's fun don't worry about going when young it's when there older they will Not be caught up in the alleged magic of the place



Totally agree. Sons first trip was at 2 years old, he is now 7 and has been every year since. Daughter is now 3 and she has been every year. The early years are the best when it comes to kids. You will never be able to replicate the joy your toddlers show when they see Minnie Mouse or Elsa parading past. Kids do not forget that. We also take their cousin every year and now he is 15 he cannot stand Magic Kingdom.

For me 3 to 7 are perfect ages for children in Disney

Edited by: "Hop" 31st Mar 2017


dansteven95

I'm wanting to book to go to Disney next June (2018) and I'm really … I'm wanting to book to go to Disney next June (2018) and I'm really struggling on how to book/plan it.I'm wanting to go with myself and my partner (so just 2 adults) and whilst in Orlando for 2 weeks I would also like to do all 3 Universal Parks and Seaworld. Either i'm pricing this up awfully or I don't have a clue but I'm looking at around £850 for 3 days universal tickets and £3800 for disney tickets and hotel without flights! So looking at 5k+ for the holiday with flights included.I don't know whether going to Disney without the dining plan and dining independently is the better option.Also is 14 days plenty of time for 4 Disney Parks, 2 Disney Water Parks, 3 Universal Parks & Seaworld? What else should we do whilst there as it would be a holiday of a "lifetime"Thanks so much in advance if anyone helps!



I disagree with the comment above that these prices seem spot on. Tickets are always going to hurt, they are expensive and vary little between companies so you will have to pay that unfortunately.

The Disney hotel sounds steep to me. Depending on when your going and where you want to stay on site as obviously it varies by hotel but we are staying in a moderate august next year which we booked yesterday and we paid just over 4 for hotels and tickets for a family of 4.

Prices have gone up year on year obviously with this year being the biggest jump in price we can remember but even still that hotel price strikes me as steep.
Edited by: "Hop" 31st Mar 2017
Hop

I disagree with the comment above that these prices seem spot on. Tickets … I disagree with the comment above that these prices seem spot on. Tickets are always going to hurt, they are expensive and vary little between companies so you will have to pay that unfortunately.The Disney hotel sounds steep to me. Depending on when your going and where you want to stay on site as obviously it varies by hotel but we are staying in a moderate august next year which we booked yesterday and we paid just over 4 for hotels and tickets for a family of 4.Prices have gone up year on year obviously with this year being the biggest jump in price we can remember but even still that hotel price strikes me as steep.



​I booked last year to go this October and we paid £2850. Thats 2 weeks in Port Orleans inc Disney tickets.
To book the same now for next year it is £3724.
From his pricing it looks as though he's looking at moderate or better and from what you've paid you've obviously booked value.
That's why I think his pricing is pretty much spot on.
Edited by: "bellamolly10" 31st Mar 2017
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