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 by Travel Agent Diva


aoaWalt Disney World released 2016 Room Only and Play, Stay & Dine package discounts to Disney Visa cardholders a few days ago and those will go public to non-card holders on Monday the 28th.  Here’s what you can expect, and what you need to know:


Savings are offered for stays most nights January 2nd – April 13th, 2016.  Unlike previous offers, your entire stay needs to be within those dates.  You can no longer check in on the last day and get the benefit of the discount for the rest of your stay like they used to allow you to do.


The excluded resorts and room types are:  Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation, all 3-bedroom deluxe villas, all campsites, and the bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian VIllas & Bungalows.


Discount amounts vary by resort, date and room type, and as always, Disney warns us that the number of rooms available are limited. As a travel agent who has been working to apply these discounts to existing reservations for Disney Visa cardholders over the last few days, I can tell you that this is true – I got lucky for some clients, and came up empty for others.


While some resorts that have been excluded entirely in recent offers (All Star Movies, Port Orleans French Quarter) are included, they’ve got them at a lower discount than other resorts in the same category:


Resort Category


Savings for stays most nights
1/2 – 4/13/16
Deluxe Villas Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Disney’s Boardwalk Villas

Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows – Studios only

Save up to 25%
The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House and Kidani Village

Disney’s Beach Club Villas

Save up to 15%
Deluxe Resorts Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Standard View/Pool View Rooms

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Save up to 25%
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Savanna View/Club Level View Rooms

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Save up to 15%
Resort Category


Savings for stays most SundayThursday nights 1/3 – 2/29/16 and for stays most nights 1/2, 3/1 – 4/13/16
Moderate Resorts Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins

Save up to 20%
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter Save up to 15%
Value Resorts Disney’s All–Star Sports Resort

Disney’s All–Star Music Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites only

Save up to 15%
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort Save up to 10%




Discounts and how they’re allocated by Disney are often frustrating for guests and clients, and for their travel agents!   I love trying to find bargains for my clients though, and so if you’re planning to travel in the first part of 2016, drop me an email at and let’s put together a plan to try and snag you a great deal on Monday.  It’s a great time of year to travel – get away from winter, have some fun, and its usually still warm enough for the kids to swim in the heated pools!  Crowds are usually lighter during this time period, too, which is always a good thing.
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Leslie Watson Harris °o° Authorized Disney Vacation Planner

Specializing in all things Disney, Universal Studios, All-Inclusive Vacations, and all major cruise lines