Though Disney announced a whole bunch of limited time deals just a few weeks ago that involve deep discounts on hotel stays and food, it looks like they have been saving some of their best deals for 2017! From even more discounts on hotel stays to deeply discounted ticket deals and even a new perk for annual passholders, here are some additional deals that you’ll definitely want to take advantage of if you’re visiting a Disney Park any time in the next six months.
1. New and improved Florida Resident Discover Disney ticket returns for 2017 with a lower price
Though it isn’t offered every year, periodically Disney will allow Florida residents to purchase special “Discover Disney” tickets that offer deep discounts on regular theme park admission during a specific period. And though we assumed this deal would come back in 2017, it has now been confirmed that Florida residents with valid state identification (such as a driver’s license) can purchase the following multi-day tickets at some very lucrative prices:
- 3-day ticket: $139.00 ($166.50 with the Park Hopper add-on) for all guests 3 and older
- 4-day ticket: $159.00 ($193.50 with the Park Hopper add-on) for all guests 3 and older
Not only is does this new ticket deal offer a huge savings over the traditional Magic Your Way tickets (which normally cost $345.00 for three days with park hopper for regular guests and $394.00 for four days with park hopper) but it is also a substantial markdown from last year’s Discover Disney tickets, which did not offer the park hopper option, and costed $201.00 for a 3-day ticket and $220.00 for a 4-day ticket.
These special Discover Disney tickets are valid for admission to any one of the 4 theme parks per day and can be used any day between now and June 9, 2017 with no restrictions on time in between visits.
However, even though there aren’t as many restrictions on these tickets as there have been in the past, eagle-eyed guests have noticed that there is one, single, potentially telling blackout date for 2017’s Discover Disney tickets. Guests who purchase a Discover Disney Ticket can use them at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios any time during the calendar year, but those who wish to use it at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are blocked out beginning at the end of may May through the first weeks of June. And while we don’t know for sure, these dates line up with the vague “Summer 2016” opening for Pandora- The World of Avatar. While dates are always subject to change, these blackout dates seem to hint strongly that we’ll be seeing an opening for this new land sometime around the Memorial Day weekend this spring. Then again, as we’ve seen with Rivers of Light, plans can change, so don’t take this blackout window as gospel quite yet.
2. New annual passholder discount now available for Joffrey’s coffee kiosks at Walt Disney World
Joffrey’s coffee kiosks are now offering Annual Passholders a pretty sweet 20% discount on both food and beverages (excluding alcohol), effective immediately. It is unknown how long this discount will last, but this most recent announcement coincides with the in-park locations introducing a number of new and returning menu items for Valentine’s Day, including the following:
- Cupid’s Kiss Latte: This drink is a rich espresso shot blended with caramel & coconut syrups, dark chocolate and creamy steamed milk.
- Valentine’s White Mocha: A new drink that combines a blend of rich espresso, with white chocolate syrup, raspberry and creamy steamed milk.
- Amore Cocoa Latte: A rich espresso flavored with dark chocolate sauce, light coconut syrup and creamy steamed milk.
3. Disneyland now offering deep discounts on hotel rooms early this year
Though Walt Disney World has been ramping up its deal game in recent months, Disneyland Resort isn’t really known for providing many limited-time offers, especially since the majority of its guests are annual passholders and its three hotels have (overall) a much higher occupancy percentage due to the fact that there is less volume at the west coast resort.
However, it looks like Disneyland is bucking this recent trend in 2017, and will be offering substantial discounts for rooms at all three of the on-site hotels at the Disneyland Resort, including Grand Californian, Disneyland Hotel, and Paradise Pier Hotel. The following deals will be valid for most stays at these hotels from January 8th through April 20th, 2017:
- All guests can save up to 25% on Premium rooms for stays Sunday through Thursday at both the Grand Californian and Disneyland Hotel.
- All guests can save up to 20% on Standard rooms for stays Sunday through Thursdays at both the Grand Californian and Disneyland Hotel.
- All guests can save up to 10% on Standard and Premium rooms for stays Sunday through Thursday at the Paradise Pier Hotel.
- Annual Passholders can save up to 25% on rooms at Grand Californian, Disneyland Hotel and Paradise Pier Hotel for most stays Sunday through Thursday nights. In addition to the room discounts, this special Annual Passholder Package includes a special FastPass ticket (one per person), and one $20 Disneyland Resort dining certificate per reservation.
Guests who want to take advantage of this offer must book by March 9th, and there is a limit of two rooms per reservation and five people maximum per room for any of these limited time hotel deals.
Though there are a lot of deals and discounts to be had at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort (here’s the last round of deals, in case you missed it), guests who are certain that they want to want to visit either resort in 2017 may want to finalize their plans soon, as the annual Disney price hike is forecasted to be arriving in the very near future! Are you planning on a visit to a Disney park any time this year? Or are you waiting for high profile projects like Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land to finish? Let us know in the comments below!
- Originally published in Theme Park Tourist – By Amanda Kondolojy, Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:49
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