Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Military Discounts on Disney Cruises

Are you an active duty or retired member of the US Military?  If so and you are looking for a GREAT rate on a Disney Cruise then I have WONDERFUL news for you!!
Disney Cruise Line offers Military discounts from time to time, and currently  there are a number of great sail dates and offers available (for as low as $60 per person per night!!!)  These discounts are also available for certain divisions within the Department of Defense as well (e.g. FBI, CIA, Secret Service and NASA--Kennedy Space Center and Houston). The military member can book up to 3 staterooms (Military ID will be required to secure the rate.)  Below are just some of the offers currently available.  There are limited cabins available, and these are offered through 9/30/12.  Please contact your DreamFinder agent for more details as there may be other sail dates available as well.  
Be sure to request your no-obligation pricing quote from DreamFinder Travel today!

3 Night Disney Dream Category  Pricing
10/25/2012 Check with your agent for pricing & availability
11/1/2012 Category 5A $115 per person/per night
11/8/2012 Check with your agent for pricing & availability
11/15/2012 Category 5A $115 per person/per night
4 Night Disney Dream  Category  Pricing
10/7/2012 Check with your agent for pricing & availability
Check with your agent for pricing & availability
10/21/2012 Category 5A $85 per person/per night
10/28/2012 Category 5A $85 per person/per night
11/4/2012 Check with your agent for pricing & availability
11/11/2012 Category 5A $85 per person/per night

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston)  Category  Pricing
10/13/2012 Category 9C $75 per person/per night
10/20/2012 Category 9C $75 per person/per night
10/27/2012 Category 9C $65 per person/per night
11/3/2012 Category 9C $75 per person/per night
11/10/2012 Category 9C $75 per person/per night
11/17/2012 Check with your agent for pricing & availability
11/24/2012 Category 5A $60 per guest/per night
12/1/2012 Category 5A $60 per guest/per night
12/8/2012 Category 5A $60 per guest/per night
8 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston)  Category  Pricing
12/21/2012 Category 11B $90 per guest/per night
6 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston)  Category  Pricing
12/15/2012 Category 11B $80 per guest/per night
7 Night Mexican Riviera  Category  Pricing
11/4/2012 Check with your agent for pricing & availability
11/25/2012 Check with your agent for pricing & availability
12/2/2012 Check with your agent for pricing & availability
All rates above are valid for category 11 staterooms and are applicable to the first two passengers in a stateroom. Single travelers will be subject to the single supplement rate imposed by DCL. *Other stateroom categories may be available at other rates. Children's rates are also available for Guests ages 3-12 traveling with 2 adults in the same stateroom. Government Taxes and Fees are not included. A valid Military ID is required and must be faxed within 48 hours of booking. Offer is subject to availability. Please note that these discounts can end without notice. 

Thanksgiving at the Disneyland Resort

Who is ready for the holiday season to arrive?  Thanksgiving brings to me thoughts of the upcoming Christmas holiday season to mind for me.  The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, great food, spending quality time with family, and getting ready to decorate the Christmas tree!!

Have you ever spent the Thanksgiving holiday at the DIsneyland Resort?  Disneyland offers some wonderful Thanksgiving dining options for you, with many choices (and best of all--no dishes to wash!!)

Looking for dining options that are outside of the theme parks for the day?  How about a HUGE buffet over at the Disneyland Hotel?!  The Disneyland Hotel for Thanksgiving will offer a large buffet, which will feature Roast Turkey, Prime Rib, Stuffing, Sweet Potato Souffle, Cranberry-Orange Relish, Mashed Potatoes (and gravy!) and much more.  There will be salads, cheeses, shrimp, crab legs, charcuterie, smoked salmon, and amazing desserts galore such as pumpkin pie, pecan pie, cookies, cakes, macaroon pops, gourmet cupcakes, crepes flambees, chocolate fountain with dippers, and more!
Thanksgiving Galore at the Disneyland Resort
For the children who prefer "kid friendly" favorites, there will be items such as pizza, mac & cheese, chicken tenders, corn, mini hotdogs and more. The cost is $71.99 for adults (age 10+) and $20.99 for children (age 3-9.) 
Thanksgiving Galore at the Disneyland Resort
Also located at the Disneyland Hotel, Steakhouse 55 will be offering a three course dinner for $46.  The courses will include roasted butternut squash soup with crème fraîche, slow-roasted turkey with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green beans with bacon, dressing and Grand Marnier cranberry sauce, and pumpkin crème brûlée for dessert.  I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!
Over at Goofy's Kitchen there will be a brunch available (pricing will be $33.99 for adults age 10+ and $17.99 for children--ages 3-9.)  Brunch will offer many things from which to choose, including made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict, roasted ham, and huevos rancheros just to name a few.  Prefer to have dinner?  Dinner, which is pricing at 38.99 for adults, age 10+ and $17.99 for children--age 3-9, will have Thanksgiving dinner offerings which will include turkey, roasted New York strip, salmon with caper-butter sauce, mashed potatoes, brown sugar yams with marshmallows, sourdough stuffing, butternut squash soup and more.
Still hungry?  Over at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel, the PCH Grill will offer a Thanksgiving dinner consisting of oven-roasted turkey breast with cranberry-orange relish, New York strip steak with horseradish cream, grilled chicken, pan-seared salmon, apple-walnut stuffing, mashed potatoes and turkey giblet gravy, and salads and desserts. The cost for this location will be $31.99 for adults (age 10+) and $16.99 children (ages 3-9).
Heading over to Napa Rose (located at the Grand Californian Hotel), they will offer a four-course Wine Country Feast, pricing at $90 per adult, with an optional wine flight add-on for an additional $45.  They will have a children's offering of a turkey dinner, pricing at $20.  
Also at the Grand Californian Hotel, Storytellers Cafe will be offering a classic turkey dinner, with a brioche bread stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes (with gravy), and even cranberry sauce!  (pricing is $22.99 for adults and $11.99 for children.)  Would you prefer a buffet?  They will also be offering a Thanksgiving Buffet, which will include turkey, New York strip loin, pan-seared salmon,  cranberry sauce, grilled chicken, pork loin, candied yams, stuffing with sweet Italian sausage, mashed potatoes, gravy, golden beets and more. The buffet will also have plenty of pies and other desserts as well.  The pricing for the buffet will be $30.99 for adults and $14.99 for children.
Not enough choices for you yet?  The theme parks will also be offering Thanksgiving dining options as well.  Over at Disney's California Adventure, you will be able to get a Thanksgiving turkey dinner at Ariel's Grotto, Flo's V8 Cafe, Wine Country Trattoria and the Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill (yes--Thanksgiving dinner at a Mexican Grill!!!)  Carthay Circle Restaurant will be offering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner as well.
Over at the Disneyland Park, Thanksgiving menu options will be available at the Cafe Orleans, French Market, Carnation Cafe, Plaza Inn, River Belle Terrace and the Blue Bayou. 

If you would like dining reservations for these, or any other location, contact your DreamFinder agent with your request.  Also, you can make dining reservations on your own by calling (714) 781-DINE, or email your request to

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