Mid-Week News Roundup
Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney Cruise Line! It's been a busy news week, so let's dive in!
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando has relaunched its unprecedented Black Friday offer for a limited time! Due to popular demand, Universal Orlando Resort is giving you another opportunity to take advantage of its best package offer ever – SAVE 40% on a 4-Day, 4-Night vacation package. This deal was originally offered for Black Friday and sold out in record time. Limited quantities are now available until Friday, December 11, so act fast! Remember, this package includes:
More Dates Added!
Universal Orlando Resort has added more dates to purchase the first-ever “Universal’s Holiday Tour,” which gives access to exclusive holiday experiences. The tour is NOW available December 13 – 17, in addition to the previously announced dates of December 18 – January 3, 2021. Remember, at “Universal’s Holiday Tour", you can take holiday celebrations at Universal Orlando Resort to the next level with a specially guided tour filled with exclusive access to holiday experiences across the parks. Now available every evening from December 13-January 3, the guided experience will include:
Walt Disney World
Celebrate the Season in Special Ways at Resort Hotels
The holiday season is in full swing across Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Experiences include:
Military Promotional Offers for Walt Disney World Resort
Disney continues to honor active-duty and retired members of the U.S. military with special offers on resort stays and theme park admissions at Walt Disney World® Resort. 2021 Military Promotional Resort Room Only reservations and Basic Packages are now available to book for eligible service members. Military Salute Tickets are also available to purchase at U.S. Military Bases and WDW theme park ticket windows.
New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World Resort
All four Walt Disney World Theme Parks as well as Disney Springs are decorated for the season and feature extended operating hours. On New Year’s Eve, these locations will close prior to midnight as they continue to follow health and safety measures put in place during the phased reopening to help foster physical distancing.
New Years Eve Hours of Operation
* Magic Kingdom, 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
* Epcot, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
* Disney’s Hollywood Studios, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
* Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
* Disney Springs, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Disney Resort hotels will offer fun, festive activities. Pre-recorded fireworks and other holiday offerings will be available to stream on in-room televisions to help ring in the new year. You can even purchase a New Year’s Eve party basket designed for the occasion!
Date-Based, Multi-Day Ticket Update
As a reminder, when purchasing date-based, multi-day WDW park tickets, you may select your days of admission from a specific time range (also known as the validity window). Disney recently updated their ticketing systems to allow you to order multi-day theme park tickets, even in circumstances where Park Pass reservations may no longer be available for select days during your validity window.
In this situation, you'll be able to make park reservations on days within the ticket’s validity window (based on park availability), although you will not be able to make a reservation or visit a park on a day when reservations are unavailable. Disney expects that multi-day, date based tickets will remain unavailable for order in situations where there are too many days within the ticket’s validity window where Park Pass reservations are unavailable, and therefore you would (as of the time of the order) be unable to make park reservations for the full amount of days available on your ticket.
Unused single day Disneyland park tickets that expire on December 30, 2020 or March 31, 2021 will have the expiration date extended to December 16, 2021. Wholly unused multi-day tickets that expire on January 12, 2021 or April 13, 2021 will have the expiration date extended to December 16, 2021, and the ticket will expire 13 days after first use or on December 16, 2021, whichever occurs first. Guests with multi-day tickets who used their first visit between February 28, 2020 and March 13, 2020 but did not reach their ticket’s maximum number of uses, will also have the 13-day expiration period of their ticket extended to December 16, 2021. Expiration dates on eligible ticket(s) will be updated prior to the theme parks’ reopening.
Disney Cruise Line
Final Payment Extension and Cancellation Policy Update
Beginning December 2, 2020, a temporary final payment extension was added to Disney Cruise Line sailings through June 30, 2021. In addition, they are temporarily relaxing the cruise cancellation fee schedule for sailings through June 30, 2021.
For sailings through June 30, 2021, final payment is extended until 60 days prior to sailing for anyone booked in unrestricted stateroom categories. Onboard cruise activities can be scheduled within your Castaway Club booking window once final payment is received. Contact me for specific details about your affected cruise and fee reimbursement.
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