Disney Promotes Free & Healthy Eating
With cooler weather, smaller crowds and cheaper accommodations, fall is the best time of the year to visit Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The back-to-school season is also Disney’s favorite time of the year to promote major discounts on its Magic Your Way vacation packages.
For families planning to stay 3-14 days at a Disney-owned resort, Magic Your Way With FREE Dining is one of Disney’s most popular and cost-effective discounts. The deal is available to guests arriving most nights* between September 30th and December 20th, 2012, with the purchase of a full-price Magic Your Way vacation package.
Guests staying at a “Value” resort can get a FREE Quick Service Dining Plan while guests staying at a “Moderate”, “Deluxe”, and “Deluxe Villa” resort are eligible for a FREE Disney Dining Plan which includes a daily Quick-Service meal, Table-Service meal, and snack. Guests can upgrade to a regular or Deluxe Dining Plan for an additional fee.
*(9/30/12-10/4/12, 10/19/12-11/1/12, 11/9/12-11/15/12, 11/23/12-11/29/12 and 12/10/12-12/20/12)
Details About Disney Dining (from Disney.go.com) Free Disney Dining Plan
Get a FREE Disney Dining Plan when you purchase a non-discounted 6-night/7-day Magic Your Way room and ticket package at select Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe and Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts.
Example: 6-night/7-day Magic Your Way package at a select Disney Moderate Resort for stays most nights from 10/19-11/1/12, 11/24-11/29/12, and 12/10-12/20/12 is just $86 per person, per day for a family of 4 in a standard room for a total package price of $2,421.
That’s a savings of $1,017!
Disney Dining Plan includes meals and snacks at over 100 select Walt Disney World Resort restaurants. Download dining plan details.
Free Disney Quick Service Dining Plan
Get a FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan when you purchase a non-discounted 6-night/7-day Magic Your Way room and ticket package at select Disney Value Resorts.
Example: 6-night/7-day Magic Your Way package at a select Disney Value Resort for stays most nights from 10/19-11/1/12, 11/24-11/29/12, and 12/10-12/20/12 is just $69 per person, per day for a family of 4 in a standard room for a total package price of $1,922.
That’s a savings of $701!
Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan includes meals and snacks at over 50 select Walt Disney World Resort restaurants. Download quick service dining plan details.
There are some great restaurants at the Disney World Resort that serve delicious, high-quality meals, but there’s also a lot of junk food. Burgers, pizza, cotton candy, turkey legs and Mickey Mouse-shaped popsicles abound, making it hard for families to eat healthily, especially at quick service stops and when snacking between line queues.
Obesity is a major health epidemic that has taken center stage in recent years as obesity rates have soared, especially among America’s youth. Disney wants to empower families to make healthy eating choices while on vacation, and to promote its most nutritious food, the company has introduced the Mickey Check, an icon that will be used to denote nutritious food sold in stores, online, and at restaurants and kiosks in its US Parks and Resorts. Expect to see the Mickey Check on nutritious food everywhere by the end of 2012.
In addition to its new food labels, the Walt Disney Company is also taking action against obesity by becoming the first major media company to introduce a new set of standards for the kid-targeted food advertising that it will air during programming on the Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Radio Disney and Disney websites. Food and beverage advertisers and sponsors will be required to meet Disney’s new nutritional guidelines (based on federal standards) by 2015.