Thursday, January 03, 2013

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January 3, 2013
Celebrating 15 Years of Disney Discounts!
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Our AffordableDisney.Com Newsletter and Blog contain deal alerts, the latest news about Disney and other Florida attractions, and comments from Beth, our travel agent, and members.

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Hi Everyone!

May God bestow upon you and your families all His blessings in 2013!


Dread the hassle of booking your own vacation? Not sure you will get the best possible price?

Beth, our full service Florida travel agent, handles all of our members' reservations. She is familiar with all of our deals and she will continue to monitor your reservations to make sure you are getting the best possible deal. If she finds a better deal, she will switch your reservation to the new deal without any intervention from you! Now that's peace of mind!

Click here to save BIG on all your Disney and non-Disney vacations!Be sure to check out our Christmas special before it expires!

REMEMBER: If you want to visit Walt Disney World when there is no deal for the general public, you will need to follow the discount strategies that are revealed in our online book, "Secrets To An Affordable Walt Disney World® Vacation," to make your vacation affordable.

Now on with the show...

Here's a sampling:

* Up to 30% off rooms at the Walt Disney World Resort
* Disneyland CA package: From $1,477 for a family of 4
* New Disney cruise from $399. Plus! Enjoy up to $100 credit
* 15% off daily rental car rates
* One day FREE admission for Military and dependents to FL parks
* Universal Orlando package from $769 for a family of four
* Flights to Orlando from $72 (Roundtrip, incl. Tax)
* SeaWorld SanDiego: 7-Day Ticket for the price of one
* Walt Disney World Resort and Ticket Discounts for Military
* Disneyland Resort and Ticket Discounts for Military
* Disney Miami Cruises Special Rates
* Kids Sail Free on these Disney Cruises
* Disneyland Paris: great deal for kids
* Disney's Aulani resort discount
* Special offer for Floridians at popular park outside Disney
* Universal Studios Hollywood coupon for 2nd day admission FREE
* Norwegian transatlantic cruise deal
* Upscale Cruise Ship Discount for Police and Firefighters


We've uncovered a source that guarantees the lowest Internet rates for hotel accommodations outside Walt Disney World. Save yourself the anguish of researching all the hotels in the area. Some are three-star hotels and cost less than $60 per night! Click here to check out the prices.

Plus! Our source now includes Affordable Disney Vacation Packages!


This Day in Disney History

Mickey & Duffy’s Spring Voyage To Debut at Tokyo DisneySea in 2013

New Spa Opens Today at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

'Limited Time Magic’ Surprises Beginning Soon at Disney Parks

At Walt Disney World's Fort Wilderness Resort, a Beautiful, Bucolic Treasure and..…Bulldogs?

Lights, Parades and Other Holiday Fun Continue at Walt Disney World Resort Through January 8, 2013

Get a Glimpse of New Rafiki’s Planet Watch Film – Showing Now at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

‘Star Wars’ Weekends 2013 Dates Announced

Disney Parks and Resorts recipes

2013 limited time magic experiences

Win a Disney vacation!

A Great 2012 Draws to a Close at Aulani, More Fun and Excitement Coming in 2013



Popular Book and TV Series Character Franklin Embarks on New Adventures at SeaWorld Parks



Memories and Reflections from 2012 Disneyland Candlelight Ceremony Narrators

Celebrating ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ at Carthay Circle in Disney California Adventure Park
AffordableDisney.Com Members and their families enjoy 24/7/365 access to a veritable Treasure Trove of Disney inside information, including:

* Our online 196-page travel guide, Secrets To An Affordable Walt Disney World® Vacation

* Over 1,000 pages of Disney information including coupons, deals, discounts and specials at Walt Disney World, Florida, Disneyland, California, Disneyland Paris, cruises, and other venues in Florida and around the world!

* Customized tours for adults, children and romantic couples!

* Florida Travel agent specializing in Disney travel who is familiar with all our deals and can book affordable vacations for you at Walt Disney World and any where else in the world!

* Authorized Disney Discount Ticket Agent with the best deals on all your Florida vacation needs with an exclusive discount for Affordable Disney Members! Over 25 years in business in Florida!

* Our Affordable Disney Newsletter and Blog with deal alerts and inside scoop on the latest news at Disney and other Florida attractions!

In addition to the DEALS, DISCOUNTS AND SPECIALS posted at our password-protected members-only site, we also publish many inside tips:

* How can you get a FREE Disney Cruise?
* What dining program should Floridians choose at Disney World?
* Which theme park offers All You Can Eat and Drink?
* How to locate cheap rental homes and condos all over the world?
* How to get FREE 411 service on your cell phone?
* What's the secret of timeshare deals?
* Where can you eat cheap in Hawaii?
* What's the story with FREE companion air tickets?
* How to get Minnie and Mickey Mouse Voicemails at Disney World?
* How do you find out where the toilets are any where in the USA?
* How do you find hotels that accommodate 6-8 people?
* How much does a plane ticket really cost?
* How do I order flowers at Walt Disney World?
* Where are the cheapest gas stations?
* How do I buy gifts for someone visiting Disneyland or WDW?
* How do you book Disney rooms for sold-out nights?
* Where can I rent wheelchairs, ECVs and strollers?
And many more!

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Beth, our travel agent, sends this Magical Express tip:

"When you put a Magical Express baggage tag on your luggage before you leave home, you will not see it again until it gets to your room. That can take four hours (or more, in some cases) after you arrive at the resort!

The reason is that the baggage tags are scanned when they arrive at the airport, then they are scanned when they get loaded into the Disney containers. The containers are held at the airport until they are full and then they get sent to the appropriate areas of the resort. (Several hotels can be loaded into one container.)

Not all airlines are quick about getting the bags from the belt to that container for loading. When the bags finally get the hotel they are scanned a third time, and then each name has to be looked up on a master room list to have the room put on them. Finally, the bags are delivered to the rooms and scanned one more time as they are dropped off.

In other words, they go to great lengths to be sure that your bags are carefully tracked - but it all takes time. It is strongly recommended that you take along a carry-on with anything you might need in the first few hours (change of clothes, bathing suites, etc.)

You have the option of NOT putting the Magical Express tags on your bags {or tagging all but one), and grabbing them off the conveyor belt yourself at the airport. Any bag that doesn't have a Magical Express tag will not be grabbed behind the scenes, so you can get to them easily. At that point, you'd check in for the bus and take the suitcase(s) on the bus with you.

This would be especially good if you're arriving late at night and don't want to be disturbed by baggage delivery. This tip was given to me by Magical Express personnel, so I know that they're OK with it."

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