Shannon, Peter, and Jake cover new DVC incentives for the holiday season, recent glitches in the dining reservations, CDC updates on cruising again in 2021 and discuss the boat service back at the Polynesian resort.
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New DVC Member Holiday Incentives
Disney Vacation Club has announced its winter incentives for the holiday season. You can find the full incentives chart here: https://disneyvacationclub.disney.go.com/savings/
Disney Cruise Line Cancels Remaining 2020 Sailings
Disney Cruise Line has canceled the remaining 2020 sailings. There was some hope that the holiday and New Year’s cruises would sail. Still, with the CDC recently lifting the order and many restrictions, including the requirement of mock cruises with health officials and volunteers, it could be a few months before paying guests will be on cruise ships. As of this recording, the next Disney Cruise scheduled and available for booking is for January 2nd, 2021, on the Disney Fantasy out of Port Canaveral, FL.
Disney Dining Reservations Glitch
Recently, Disney Dining showed full availability at most restaurants, including popular ones like California Grill and Chef Mickey’s, leading to speculation that Disney has decided to increase capacity in these dining locations. Later in the day, we discovered it was a glitch. Due to capacity limits, Disney has canceled these new reservations made – including those originally booked and then modified to secure a different time. Disney has offered a $25 Disney gift card per reservation canceled as a gesture of goodwill.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to Resume Boat Launch Service
Due to construction in The Great Ceremonial House, which has led to no monorail service for the foreseeable future, the resort boats have now resumed service between Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Polynesian Resort only. They will operate 30 minutes before the park’s opening and 45 minutes after closing. They have also added the option of bus transportation from the resort to the Magic Kingdom as well, and as always, you can still walk over to the Transportation & Ticket Center to catch the monorail or ferry boat.
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